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Starting my own affiliate network

Discussion in 'CPA' started by romeo216, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. romeo216

    romeo216 BANNED BANNED

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    Hello all,

    I'm kinda tired of getting screwed over by these networks. I want to start my own network. I have some capital backing me. However, I don't know where to start. I don't have a clue. Can someone help me get started? I'd like to start small and gradually grow.

    I have no idea on where to begin.
     
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    fbrcold Junior Member

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    DirectTrack is an easy way to start.
     
  3. badassmamma

    badassmamma Regular Member

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    You could get even more screwed when the advertisers don't pay you...... Food for thought though there are alot of networks and maybe revise the way your sending traffic and covering your tracks.....
     
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    yeah! well said. i agree with you.
     
  5. blackma

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    Tricky business mate.

    You have absolutely no control over it to be honest.

    You are relying on advertisers to give you money and publishers there to take the money. You need both advertisers and publishers to be synergistic, right?

    Both could be gone in the morning. you really don't have a say in the matter. This would be the only hang up I have about it. It is an unstable system, quite like MLM in many respects.

    Unless you are willing to work for peanuts for a good while until you build some rep and a list of loyal advertisers and publishers, i would say forget it.

    But by all means I would love to see you succeed.
     
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    it is not easy, but if you think you can make it, try it and work hard on it. You can have a big network someday
     
  7. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I'm saying this out of complete honesty and advice, look into other business models that you have experience with. Running a network is not as glamorous as it looks.
     
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  8. labaik88

    labaik88 Newbie

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    haha , you will get more screwed when lots of fraud leads generated on your network and advertiser sue you to get money back and worst part you already paid that money to your publishers.
     
  9. Alex Brooks

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    Your still looking at $xx,xxx/per month simply to run the network, let alone the $xx,xxx you'll need to start off, then the $xx,xxx/per month you need to keep running smoothly. It's a load of money.
     
  10. mohammad111

    mohammad111 Newbie

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    I think that you will need alot of capital for all the support, tracking and staff. Also you will have to deal with fake leads and pissed off advertisers.

    If you don't have clue then I would recommend not going into it but if you still wanna do it then just go ahead and try hiring an affiliate manager who has worked with the networks. Affiliate Managers are always on the network helping people out checking out stuff and I think that this is your best bet.

    Also, try doing a 50/50 with the manager and you may get some pretty nice guy to work with you. Hope that helps :)