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What do you think CPA Networks would think about this?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by reallife, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm about to start applying to CPA networks (never did anything with CPA before this).
    My main background for the last 10+ years, was working in adult.
    Do you think they would look at that as a red flag and deny me? Or would they lok at it as valid experience in driving traffic, even though it wasn't in mainstream?
     
  2. blackhit

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    Why tell them about the niche?

    Tell them about your experience in getting traffic to the right offers.

    In the end it all comes down to the same thing, doesn't matter if you're selling cameras, free credit reports or nude pics.
    You need traffic to convert. It's your experience in getting that traffic that counts.
     
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  3. KraftyKyle

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    Just stick to the answers BHW has provided. Don't mention the adult niche. That's a turnoff to the networks. Just let them know about your 10+ years of experience and that will do the trick.
     
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  4. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    The only reason I thought about it, was that since I'm new to mainstream - when they ask for sample sites to look at and see Alexa rankings of 2,000,000,000,000 for my just-built mainstream sites, I don't know that they'll believe that I can drive traffic all that well ;)
    (I have gambling sites with traffic too, but I'm sure they don't want to hear about those either lol)

    But again, thanks for the feedback, it's appreciated :D
     
  5. blackhit

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    It has been discussed here on BHW what to do when they ask for sites. Just check some of the threads about CPA approval.

    Bottom line is that you don't reveal your sites, campaigns or traffic sources.

    Reason:

    - it's not a matter of distrust but you have been warned in the past by fellow marketeers that successful campaigns can be copied or "stolen" You won't take that risk.

    - you don't want to show your current campaigns because they are part of your agreement with the companies you are working with.

    - you build new campaigns and sites for every offer you're promoting. Your current sites will not be used for the companies offers so there's no need to check them if they comply with their TOS (should they bring that up).

    If they insist to have a look at your sites....move on.
    There are a lot of CPA companies out there. Don't waste too much time on one that is playing "hard to get".
     
  6. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Got it. I've seen all the advice here, but sometimes I have a bad tendency to try to re-invent the wheel.
    Thanks :)

     
  7. bornformoney

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    lol i'm not even gonna speak! blackhit took over me :D

    pretty much what he/she said :)
     
  8. moviedemands

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    Your part of a blackhat community, learn to use the tools provided all over this forum man.
    Like said above, You don't have to tell them your experience comes from adult networks.
    Just leave that part out.
     
  9. GarrettWinthrop

    GarrettWinthrop Registered Member

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    Now you see, this is the problem with so many cpa applicants and why they don't get accepted. You have the wrong attitude. Don't make it all about having to impress them so they will approve you. You have to come off like a pro who has a ton of traffic, is unhappy with your current networks and are split testing some new ones with limited traffic to see if you want to put more substantial traffic toward that network's offers. If you come across like that then all of the sudden it's you who are qualifying them to see if their network is good enough for your traffic. That's the attitude you have to have and it will work wonders, trust me. Make it all about business and they will see it your way and do what they have to to get you approved.

    I'm going to work on my own thread of how to deal with CPA networks one of these days, and it's pretty much how I deal with any other person that I want to do business with. I make them want to do business with me. I make them think that by not doing business with me they are missing out. That's the attitude to have.
     
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  10. reallife

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    But that's the reason I asked the question. My attitude going in is that I *am* a pro and they *will* be missing out if they don't do business with me. I just haven't chosen to drive traffic to mainstream advertisers until now --- and didn't know whether they're open-minded enough to say "Wow, he's moving to mainstream and he called us first? We're lucky he did."

    (No, I'm still not going to mention adult, I get what blackhit and others were saying.)
     
  11. GarrettWinthrop

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    Good. There are a ton of networks out there that are fine. That's what I meant about attitude, don't worry about if the networks will like this or that (although it was helpful that you mentioned the adult stuff lol I started with adult and CPA networks do not like that generally) If one doesn't accept you for whatever reason then you move to the next. If you come off like you know what you're doing you shouldn't have a problem. If you sound like a complete noob then you might have a problem because AMs for the most part don't really want to hold your hand and have to guide you through the basics (for the most part).

    Good luck and don't sweat it. Come off confident during the phone interview and you'll be fine (for those networks with phone interviews)

    PS By the way, Leadbolt is fine with adult stuff, as is 1greatcpa and a couple others, as far as content is concerned, so I doubt they'd have a problem with your Adult background.
     
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  12. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    And that was the info I was looking for when I started the thread :)


    Also helpful - thanks given :)