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Why do CPA advertisers give stuff out for free (generally speaking)?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by HFlame7, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. HFlame7

    HFlame7 Regular Member

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    Often I see CPA offers like this: "Get a Free Ipod NOW!" and so many more. I just don't understand what the advertiser has in mind by giving high priced stuff like that for free. I mean after they get the emails, do the advertisers promote other stuff to the consumer to fill out before they get the Ipod? Generally speaking, what do the consumers have to really do to get their "free" stuff?

    (I just used the Ipod offer as an example. Feel free to talk about how other "free" offers work).

    Thanks to anyone that can help me out on this.
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    1) Generally there are several stages worth of offers that the consumer has to fill out before they get anything for free and most people don't complete the full offer process.

    2) Often you have to buy something with a credit card further on in the offer process to qualify for the free gift.

    3) The advertiser then markets the shit out of the emails / phone numbers that they collect and they can also sell their list of leads.

    4) Many advertisers won't honour the free gift - ie. you won't end up getting anything even if you do complete the full offer process.

    CPA is a shady game!
     
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  3. Cnotey

    Cnotey Power Member

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    All the free this and that offers are complete BS. I don't even know how they get away with not getting sued. I refuse to even promote those types of offers, as they are just dirty. WTF is wrong with people.

    Personally, when I do CPA, I only promote offers that I actually believe in.
     
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  4. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    Read the fine print. You HAVE to opt-in to two rebills and not cancel for two months or some shit. LOL.

    The funny thing is they don't want you to incentivize the offer --- but the offer itself is an incentive. I consider these things scams really.
     
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  5. HFlame7

    HFlame7 Regular Member

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    Thanks everyone. I definitely understand a lot more now how it works for the advertisers.
     
  6. eomguru

    eomguru Newbie

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    Very well said.. I always keep away from promoting cpa offers in my website..
     
  7. falcoarticles

    falcoarticles Junior Member

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    Some advertisers really delivers those free gifts, but they still make profit because most of the time, people have to spend quite a lot money to get that gift and advertiser gets customers for his email list.

    I agree that these offers are not suitable, if you want to deliver quality products to your websites visitors...
     
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  8. MojoSoDope

    MojoSoDope Regular Member

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    They milk the shit out of their leads.

    First of all you have to complete several different stages all involving
    you either buying something using a credit card or paying in several
    payments, and even after you complete all that bs some of the advertisers
    wont even give you the "free" item that was originally promised.
     
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