Why do these affiliate network do this?

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Affiliate networks like Maxbounty for example.

I've been in online marketing for years but I never really understood this.

Why do networks like Maxbounty make it seems like they are ¨ super exclusive¨ and ask for a phone interview etc etc?

With clickbank you can just get your affiliate link and boom you can promote.

Are they doing this for the psychological effect it has on people? ¨ YES they accepted me! I better make this work now¨ ?? People bragging to others they got accepted and ¨ it was hard ¨ etc?

Why are they doing this? I'm seriously confused here.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Posture. They value their offering, hence, the premium experience. People who vibe with the offering take their route and they succeed. Different strokes for different.....networks.
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    • Profile picture of the author MValmont
      Originally Posted by senupal View Post

      Maxbounty !!! Just three words for this company !! Money Making Network
      Well they won't make money with me.

      I have to do an interview with them...Sorry?

      I'm the one that should interview them to know if they pay on time etc.

      Why would I have to qualify myself to them when I'm the one with the traffic?
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      • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
        Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

        Why would I have to qualify myself to them when I'm the one with the traffic?
        It's nothing personal against you. It's like a lot of things online, the scammers and spammers and other assorted low-lives determine what legit, honest people are subjected to.

        CPA is seen as a low barrier to fraud by many. They want to determine if you are legit because their advertisers depend on them for quality "actions."

        CB is one of the only networks that do not require vendor approval.
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        • Profile picture of the author MValmont
          Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

          It's nothing personal against you. It's like a lot of things online, the scammers and spammers and other assorted low-lives determine what legit, honest people are subjected to.

          CPA is seen as a low barrier to fraud by many. They want to determine if you are legit because their advertisers depend on them for quality "actions."

          CB is one of the only networks that do not require vendor approval.
          Yeah they just called me.

          ¨Have you ever done affiliate marketing before?¨

          ¨Yeah¨

          ¨ Ok I just approved your account¨.

          Just seems like a waste of time to be honest lol.

          I see a lot of offers inside that I could do on my own. For example Fiverr afilliate program...I can just go on Fiverr and become an affiliate with them directly.

          I'm totally lost in what's the point of these networks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Resnet
        LOL, exactly. Interview them to see if THEY pay on time.
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  • Profile picture of the author slingads
    As a network owner, I can explain this. CPA networks receive dozens if not hundreds of affiliate applications per day. Clickbank has a 60-day return/chargeback policy. If customers return or chargeback their orders your commissions gets deducted.

    In my experience, 99% of CPA networks do not have a 60-day return/chargeback policy in place. Most of them negotiate payment terms with advertisers and work on weekly net 14 to Monthly net 30 payment terms. Competition is huge nowadays when it comes to affiliate networks and offers. Affiliates like to get paid asap. Most affiliates we work with at SlingAds get paid twice a month or weekly. We do not deduct your sales commission when your traffic has cancelations/refunds or chargebacks. We might get a notification from our advertiser that your traffic isn't backing out and then we'll have to ask you to pause on that specific offer.

    It's very easy to fraud offers these days. Most CPA networks just want to make sure you're legit. Some might just want to see if you will call (alot of people are afraid to do a phone interview) thinking affiliate network will ask you a lot of questions. Some might just ask about your traffic and history and some will just ask you "have you done affiliate marketing before?" haha and then approve you.

    Affiliate networks are just trying to avoid guys that are frauding offers and trying to get paid by cheating the system. I know when you're a legit affiliate it seems a little bit insulting. Like you're the one that's going to make that affiliate network money so yea i do understand your concern. Trust me when i apply to affiliate networks and they want to get on a call to verify information i roll my eyes. But at the end of the day, few minutes on the phone or skype and you're approved and you can go start making money.
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    • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
      There are a lot of fraudulent publishers and they are just trying to identify any potential ones. They also want to know if you would be a good fit, etc...

      Nothing to take personally. It's your option to not apply if you don't want to do it.

      I've been promoting CPA offers ever since networks existed. An interview is pretty standard and simple. There are networks that you can't even get an interview unless an existing publisher knows/refers you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
    MaxBounty is a quality CPA company. They take their business seriously. Don't be sad.
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  • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
    I find alot of companies/ people who offer services are doing this in general. The internet is a huge place with lots of tire kickers and time wasters. Its almost too easy to fill out an inquiry forum or send an email requesting information that someone might only be vaguely interested in. Requesting a phone call or interview adds an extra level of "inconvenience" that weeds out some of the tire kickers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Royalrevenue
    Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

    Affiliate networks like Maxbounty for example.

    I've been in online marketing for years but I never really understood this.

    Why do networks like Maxbounty make it seems like they are ¨ super exclusive¨ and ask for a phone interview etc etc?

    With clickbank you can just get your affiliate link and boom you can promote.

    Are they doing this for the psychological effect it has on people? ¨ YES they accepted me! I better make this work now¨ ?? People bragging to others they got accepted and ¨ it was hard ¨ etc?

    Why are they doing this? I'm seriously confused here.

    Every company take steps to keep safe their business. MB admins believe its secure process to keep safe their advertisers and publishers.
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