How do i get accepted by the cpa networks?

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I've had a fair few rejections even though i have been fairly successful at affiliate marketing i want to take a shot at cpa.

Is there anything i should be mentioning to get accepted? Any tips etc.
#accepted #cpa #networks
  • Profile picture of the author DavidMeade
    Hi Jigga,

    show them one of your sites your currently using to promote your affiliate products. If you don't use your own site then create one, doesn't have to be anything fancy but not tacky either. Even one page will do. It doesn't even have to be for a CPA product.

    If you've been rejected then get on the phone to them. Doing just that is usually good enough to get you accepted. I've done it and had a load of preparation of what I was going to say etc and the some of the affiliate managers spent less than a minute on the phone with me.

    If they ask say you're doing ppc and that maybe you want to try various niches, that you like to build campaigns around offers you think will convert etc.

    In my experience they just want to know you're not totally clueless (even if you are just tell them anyway).

    Don't get hung up on this, get on the phone, get accepted and get started with your CPA.

    hth,
    Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
      Originally Posted by DavidMeade View Post

      In my experience they just want to know you're not totally clueless (even if you are just tell them anyway).

      Don't get hung up on this, get on the phone, get accepted and get started with your CPA.

      hth,
      Dave
      Great point Dave,

      That's usually all it takes is one phone call...
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    • Profile picture of the author homejobcreator
      Dave, thank you for the helpful advice - I'll use it as I want to get into CPA marketing now.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    Phones are best, but as a network owner myself, I see so many attempts to game the system it's nuts. Even after a phone call. My advice is be totally honest, if the person gets even the slightest notion that you're not being honest, they'll probably reject you.

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  • Profile picture of the author zeppb
    I got a call from neverblueads. Told the guy my experiences and how i was going to market their CPA offers (article marketing, etc. etc.). He said I seem to know a lot about internet marketing etc. Then I get off the phone with him and I get emailed saying my application was denied... I gave them one of my niche sites which I'm making sales from every week and even told him these are just affiliate sales which have a lower conversion rate than CPA offers etc. Anyhow I replied to the email and still no word yet... I'll just have to try to get approved from other CPA networks. I believe I'll be able to get approved next time with them once I have a CPA based niche site to give them more proof that I can make the conversions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
      Originally Posted by zeppb View Post

      I got a call from neverblueads. Told the guy my experiences and how i was going to market their CPA offers (article marketing, etc. etc.). He said I seem to know a lot about internet marketing etc. Then I get off the phone with him and I get emailed saying my application was denied... I gave them one of my niche sites which I'm making sales from every week and even told him these are just affiliate sales which have a lower conversion rate than CPA offers etc. Anyhow I replied to the email and still no word yet... I'll just have to try to get approved from other CPA networks. I believe I'll be able to get approved next time with them once I have a CPA based niche site to give them more proof that I can make the conversions.
      How about trying to get accepted to another CPA network and then come back and tell them you already work with a CPA network and you'd like to join and promote their offers. Also tell them you're a full-time online marketer and this is what you do to make a living.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Lin
    Get on the phone, talk with them about your marketing goal, your experience and how much you expect to make.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeppb
    Thank you everyone for the advice. I plan to apply for another cpa network but I'm just not sure which one. I've been looking for ones with paypal method and possibly biweekly or less payments. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author the-CPA-guy
    Make a call to them and say you have 3 or 4 years if PPC and SEO experience and you are FULL TIME affiliate marketer. That will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmickey
    hi

    i have just replied to a similar thread

    it's here
    http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...ggestions.html
    quite lazy to type the same thing again...

    i'll add something here according to your situation
    tell them you do alot ppc to cpa
    and if they say you dont have web sites for their offers, tell them if you find a good offers, you can definitely create a web site for it, just like your existing web sites...

    be proactive and answer the best you can
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  • Profile picture of the author zeppb
    Thanks a lot for everyone's advice. I appreciate it
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Try Hydranetwork! That was the first CPA network I applied to, and they accepted me, based on a phone call with the affiliate manager. Nothing amazing. He just wanted to know I was not an idiot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Razorblade
      How about first-timers like me and who live outside the US?

      I don't have any experience yet marketing CPA offers and I'm still starting to find my way in PPC. What can I tell them to get myself accepted?

      Contacting them by phone would be definitely out of the question as it would be ridiculously expensive (I live outside the US).

      Any idea how to get accepted by the CPA networks taking into account these circumstances?
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      • Profile picture of the author Warrior Simon
        Originally Posted by Razorblade View Post

        Contacting them by phone would be definitely out of the question as it would be ridiculously expensive (I live outside the US).
        phone them through skype,
        it's much cheaper
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        • Profile picture of the author spidey2306
          If you're calling from the UK go to JustCall.co.uk.
          Dial through the number they give you and you'll get charged at their rates.
          To call anywhere in the USA from UK is 2 pence a minute.
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    • Profile picture of the author zeppb
      Originally Posted by absolutelee View Post

      Try Hydranetwork! That was the first CPA network I applied to, and they accepted me, based on a phone call with the affiliate manager. Nothing amazing. He just wanted to know I was not an idiot.
      I applied for Hydra 2 days ago and they sent me an email requesting to speak with me over the phone so I'll be giving them a call some time today.
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      • Profile picture of the author chatwithapro
        Can someone please post a link for an example site. I want to get accepted to a CPA and would like to refer them to my site but I need an example of a site so I can build mine the right way.

        thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Sotello
    It's best if you call them directly. I was initially rejected by a cpa site until I called them on the phone.

    They denied me because I didn't list my website and I was from another country...so it's an automatic "Denied"

    Anyway, I had a nice chat with the "Boss" and got a username and password within a few minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Razorblade
    Originally Posted by jrise View Post

    I finally go accepted to a cpa network! Yessss

    Care to mention which network is that? I'd like to try joining it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Monie
    Tell them what they want to hear. In this case i dont see the harm in telling a little white lie.

    Tell them you specialize in PPC and are willing to spend a stupid amount of money on it. They want to know they will be getting quality, highly targeted traffic. Even if you have no intention of using ppc, im pretty sure they wont know or care after youv been accepted.

    Im pretty sure you will be denied if you tell them you will be bum marketing or something like that. They seem to be very strict when accepting new affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author seantaylor
      I got in neverblue and hydra pretty easily. Just have a basic site up and tell them you are going to start large ppc campaigns. I get about 5000 hits a month to my sites and I'm sure that didn't hurt.

      Davidmeade pretty much covered everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeppb
    Well I talked to hydra over the phone yesterday and they sent me an email saying im approved! I'll start my cpa marketing adventure by next week. Again thank you everyone for your advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author seantaylor
      Neverblue was the first one I tried to get accepted into and it seemed rather easy. I guess I was just lucky. Just show them a few sites, you run and emphasize they get plenty of traffic. I am 3-3 on getting accepted and I think the main thing they like to hear is that you are going to flood the internet with ppc advertising. Best of luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Mike75
    Make sure you have a site, it doesn't have to be the greatest, just make sure you have a legitimate site. Get on the phone and talk to an affiliate manager, most of the time they just want to know someone real is behind the site. Make sure you know how your going to promote offers ie, search, banner, email, etc. Some networks have daily visitor requirements, but you can usually get around this if your using a highly targeted method to generate traffic. But getting on the phone, and sounding even halfway credible will do the job. I'm speaking from experience in working as a AM for midsized network, most AM's want to know your real. I can't tell you how much times I would try to contact a new publisher by phone, and have it be an insurance company.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Ward
      Before you apply, take some time to think about what it is you want to achieve. CPA is the hot topic on here right now because some gurus start promote something that shows how one guy makes 50 or 100k a day.If that is your reason for looking at this market, let me tell you, it will not help you.

      Is CPA a good business ? Yes, but it also a tough business, and it will eat you up unless you know what you are doing.

      Take some time out, and make a Plan.
      You are new to CPA, but have you any experience of PPC ?
      What market do you want to focus on ?
      What type of offers do you want to promote ?
      Do you know what type of offers there are ? email submit, zip submit, paid trial, free trial lead etc ? of not go and research those first, so you at least know what your talking about when you talk to a CPA network
      How are you going to drive traffic to those offers ?
      Will you create your own landing pages?
      What do keywords cost in the markets you are looking at ?
      What method do you have for testing to see if a campaign works ?

      Many of these questions would also be asked by a CPA network, but more importantly, they are questions you need to ask yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author mh040734
    Hello members,

    Being someone that works with a lot of affiliates currently, I would have to say being upfront and honest is the way to go. Companies like Leadpile are always looking for new affiliates to join our marketplace, but we also will want to know information about who we are working with and their goals. If we know the affiliate's goals that allows us to help make those goals happen. Member Dave Ward made a good point about affiliates should want to have a plan, and then that plan can be used with the affiliates to achieve it. If you don't have a plan how can the affiliate network help you?
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  • Profile picture of the author cpastarter
    what website needed to join CPA networks?

    Hello.. I am starter to these CPA network..


    I planned to build a website to get accepted by these network...

    what would be your suggestion whether it is ecommerce or just promoting affiliate products.. can I use a website build by wordpress..

    Advise please
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronsunshine
    I have 1 rejection and when I called they did not talk to me. I don't understand as all is set up as mentioned above.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arine Mark
    There are hundreds of aff networks out there. Don't feel bad when they reject you for undisclosed reason. Just try another one.
    It's not that difficult. First apply, then call them. Use skype.com or betamax voip reseller.
    Find the most suitable for your country. Check this voip review site backsla.sh/betamax
    Don't wait more than 2 days.
    Apply for 3-5 networks everyday for startup.
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  • Profile picture of the author forous
    If you don't get accepted in one CPA program checkout other ones, there are some great ones out there. Here is a list of some of them.

    These are not affiliate links. The links take you direct to the the main page of the CPA program.

    24/7 RealMedia
    AdBrite
    Advertising.com
    Burst Media
    Kanoodle
    ValueClick
    cj.com
    Accelerator Media
    Ad Dynamix
    AdEngage
    Adgenta
    AdKnowledge
    AdPepper
    Adsmart
    Adtegrity
    Affiliate Future
    Affiliate Fuel
    Shopping Ads
    Azoogle Ads
    Banner Connect
    Bardzo Media
    BClick
    BidVertiser
    Casale Media
    Chitika
    Click Booth
    CrispAds
    Cover Clicks
    CPX Interactive
    Enhance Interactive
    Esource Media
    Etype-Europe
    EtypeUSA
    FastClick/ ValueClick
    FluxAds
    Hydramedia
    Incenta Click
    Industry Brains
    Interclick
    LookSmart Adcenter
    Kontera
    MSN adCenter
    MaxBounty
    MIVA AdRevenue Xpress
    PayperPost
    Popup Traffic
    RealCastMedia
    ReviewMe
    RightMedia
    Searchfeed
    ShareASale
    Sponsored Reviews
    Text Link Ads
    Tremor Network
    Tribal Fusion
    Vibrant Media IntelliTXT

    List compiled by Warrrior's own Niche Prophecy author Asia Lunatic.

    I have found that if you apply as a professional company with your domain email and company name you get accepted easily with less questions asked.
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  • Profile picture of the author dragunov
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    NBA is very hard to get into for others you should not act like anoob and dont forget to have a good website

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua.Taylor
      Be professional. You want to act, look, and talk like you are a professional and this is a business for you, not something you do on the side just to make extra money.

      You don't have to buy a domain, there are other ways to do this with spending a dime. What you will want to do is pick up the phone and call the network after you apply. For most networks, the "approver" for that network is someone that is paid to filter people out. If you call, you have a much greater chance of talking with an account manager. They want good people too, but the difference is that the more people they have promoting, the more money they can make. That greatly increases your odds - as long as you professional, confident, and say the right things.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronngoh
    I realized that these advice dated 2 years ago. Some of the CPA networks don't even leave their contact number anymore.

    I been through the experience being rejected from the network recently.

    What are your latest current advice to resolve this?

    Aaron
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    • Profile picture of the author Eagle07
      Originally Posted by aaronngoh View Post

      I realized that these advice dated 2 years ago. Some of the CPA networks don't even leave their contact number anymore.

      I been through the experience being rejected from the network recently.

      What are your latest current advice to resolve this?

      Aaron
      Hello maybe setting an online presence is still an acceptable reason. I just don't know how CPA networks changed the way they accept publishers. In my case, I mentioned them my site that is about internet marketing and that I believe was one of the deciding factors for the approval of my application.

      Hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author aaronngoh
        Which CPA network that you registered with?

        I have been turn down by maxbounty the 2nd time.

        Just wonder if I am going to apply again?

        Any advice

        Originally Posted by Eagle07 View Post

        Hello maybe setting an online presence is still an acceptable reason. I just don't know how CPA networks changed the way they accept publishers. In my case, I mentioned them my site that is about internet marketing and that I believe was one of the deciding factors for the approval of my application.

        Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author aaronngoh
      Look like there is some embed picture that does not show up!

      All of them pointing to the hosting packages. What are you trying to do here?

      Originally Posted by Kelle54To View Post

      i should be mentioning to get accepted

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  • Profile picture of the author lovingperson
    you should better educate your self about Internet Marketing, google about different forums, then plane that how you will promote offers, ganin some experience with lower CPA netwrok, when you exerienced yourself alot then go and send them an application, after that make them a call, usually they got their num on their offical sites, they will ask you some questions, like

    1. How do you plane to promote offers?
    2. What type of offers your are intrested to Run with them?
    3. What is the source of your traffic?

    Answers:
    1. Tell them that I have been referd by my friends from WarriorForum.com, And I will promote your offers by Video Marketing, SEO and some offline SEO,
    2. Mostly Email and Zip Submits offers are realible to promote, so tell them that you are planing to promote Zip Submits and Email Submits.
    3. Always convenced them that you will be using PPC traffic source for your offers,

    after that take some screen shoots of your online adwords campaings and send it to them, this will be enough for them to be convienced.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexdoerr
    More important is that you should be able to actively work on their offers after approval. Many CPA companies have now started closing/suspending/terminating the accounts of Non-active publishers. Remain active publisher. Once you have good experience with one CPA network, others will accept your application without any problems.
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