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running own CPA company (like CB) in my own country?? - IT problems...

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by hemi427, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. hemi427

    hemi427 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hey guys,
    More and more Im into IM Ive been thinking to run company like for example clickbank in my country. Online market grows like 20% per year here and as far as I checked there isnt any idea for affiliate programs in my place. I was afraid about all this IT system to build but while I was working with profitkingsmedia and EWA network I noticed their affiliate panel is exactly the same -

    Does anybody know which company provides such IT product for managing, tracking, reporting, settings aff. ID's etc. ?

    Im thinking about having legit company like that and I might have some EU resources (money) to do it seriously.

    I would appreciate if anybody can hel me up where to look for

    thx
     
  2. growingup

    growingup Junior Member

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    there are lots of affiliate tracking software out there. Cake Marketing, Hasoffers, direct track, linktrust
     
  3. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    As the post above says, there are many all-in-one tracking software that are kind of like "turnkey" affiliate systems.
    With them IT is no problem anymore.

    What you will need though is a solid business setup and quite a bit of startup cash to invest (to buy one of these softwares that are a bit expensive first, and then for a lot of promotion to get things started etc.)

    Starting such a company is no quick and easy job, but I guess (and hope) you realized this already.

    Anyway if you have what it takes and are serious about it, I wish you good luck in your venture :)
     
  4. iulianh

    iulianh Regular Member

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    If you have big startup cash flow you can always hire 2-3 programmers and build your own system :)
     
  5. Superconservativenes

    Superconservativenes Registered Member

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    One thing I always recommend to business venturers who need help finding a script or developing a script is to get involved!

    1) Study your competition's sites. What is there interface like? How is their site functionality? How does it function?

    2) Search Google! In your case, you would search a query like: "open source affiliate network script". After I did a quick search and click 3 times it lead me to this! http://www.elitius.com/ It's an open source affiliate management script. From here you can demo any open source scripts you find. IF you like them, use them (Within the license conditions). If you don't move onto the next step!

    3) Study any open source scripts! STUDY STUDY STUDY! If you study the open source scripts you will get a sense of how everything works. How leads are tracked. How users are managed.

    4) Study COMMERCIAL/ PAID scripts that pertain to your business! What is their functionality like? How is their front-end? How is the back-end? How easy is it to track everything? Try a demo!

    5) Compare the open source and commercial scripts. How do these two differ? Can I implement features from the commercial script on the open source script?

    6) Attempt to create your own script or build on the open source script! If you've studied the open source scripts enough you will have a sense of how the whole system works. I don't know how to code you say? Learn!

    Why should I get involved into the technical side of my business? I'm just a business man with a plan, the techy side is not my thing!
    Yes, you may have a valid point. BUT, getting involved in the technical side will increase the ease of business and will help you amazingly! Knowing how the whole affiliate system works will only benefit you. First, you'll know how your system works. If there are any problems, you will have a sense of what is wrong. You will know what your system is capable of.

    Read over what I just wrote. I literally took me 20 seconds to find an open source script. A little research opened up many possibilities! A script you could use. A script you could study. Something to help you while you write your own script.

    It's all up to you, but use the resources you have around you before you spend any money or give up! It will only benefit you and your venture!
     
  6. hemi427

    hemi427 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    thanks for answers guys, I checked softs u mentioned - looks good and Im suprised that there are less expensive I thought.
     
  7. Superconservativenes

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    No prob. Let me know if you have any questions about anything!
     
  8. hemi427

    hemi427 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    After deeper searches - There are some sites in my country doing affiliate programs but all of them works with banners, exposed affiliate links etc. I was thinking to convince sellers/merchants to have, like amazon, 24-72hrs cookie that advertiser gets % on whatever product somebody bought. For that - I need merchant agreement right? If such agreement is made - do I have to do any IT on merchant side?
     
  9. Superconservativenes

    Superconservativenes Registered Member

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    About the merchant agreement, I'm not sure.

    About the technical side. From my knowledge, you would would most likely need access to the merchant's side or at at least an API of some sort, if there is one.