I really need some advise and help... Please share your thoughts and personal stories with dealling with CPA Networks not paying you..
I found this awesome offer paying out $85 per lead for an insurance short 1 page form offer. I decided to run it.
I was converting and spend over $4000 in advertising costs over a few weeks and generated $6000 in Commissions. I was happy Until i got this message below:
Hi there, your leads are not backing out for the advertiser and you need to pause the offer. The leads that you have generated cant be contacted by the advertiser due to invalid information.
I have a feeling that the advertiser may not pay the affiliate network for the leads I generated, therefore not paying me for any leads.. I generated these leads FULLY through legitimate Search PPC, which as you all know is pretty expensive...
We wore the cost of all advertising which was expensive!!!
I did not have any control over the advertisers landing page and dont know whether the leads contact number was valid or not. But the advertiser is claiming to the affiliate network that they cant contact the leads I generated them.
This is not my fault! and I do still need to get paid for the leads I generated as this is our out of pocket expense.
This happened AFTER the fact of already generating these leads!!!
Has anyone here experience a similar situation? what steps did you take and what was the outcome?
Can advertisers really refuse to pay if phone numbers are incorrect AFTER you spent thousands to generate these leads. I generated 70 leads at $85 per lead = $6000 in Revenue....
This is money we truly earnt.. there was Nothing fraudulent about these leads period... Just because the advertiser is claiming they cant contact the lead, can they refuse to pay for the lead AFTER the fact?
Do I have any leverage and what exactly can I do? or do I just have to take the hit and just accept whatever the advertiser is willing to pay me after the fact...?
What doesnt sit well with me is that, you spend money on advertising and get the advertiser pixel to fire, thinking you are making money.. and you optimise accordingly. AND THEN after you generate the leads the right way, the advertiser tells the affiliate network, the leads appear suspicious/bogus/invalid and that they cant contact the leads... What the ##@@#?????
Please advise me and tell me anything that will help to make this fellow marketer feel better...