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Pardon me for such a lame question (aff vs cpa)

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by 4thcause, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. 4thcause

    4thcause Newbie

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    What is the difference between affiliate marketing and cpa? I mean with affiliates you put someone elses product or page on your page. When someone buys or whatever through your link you get a comission. What is the difference between that and cpa?
     
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    CPA = cost per acquisition.

    Affiliate marketing is essentially the same as cpa, but could be a little bit different such as earning a % of a product. In either case you are either earning a flat rate or a percentage.
     
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    Duplicate post -- please delete me.
     
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    CPA just means cost per action. A typical CPA offer you can promote can be anything from getting someone to enter in their email address, or having them sign up for a website.

    So basically, CPA is nothing more then a type of offer you can promote as an affiliate marketer.
     
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    IMNOOB2012 Newbie

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    affiliate marketing - promote a product
    CPA - cost per action

    I preffer CPA
     
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    CPA - cost per action; affiliate marketing is basically trying to sell a product. CPA is usually thought of as being surveys and offers but it also includes affiliate marketing, i.e. some networks have offers where you convert on someone buying a product.
     
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    before joining BHW, i used to think CPA = certified public accountant
     
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