I'm looking to invest $150k into CPA -- Thoughts?

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Hey guys, I've been dabbling in flipping websites, and being an affiliate marketer for nearly 4 years already and am looking to invest into my own CPA network. I'm not too sure if that's the best place to invest my money as there are thousands of networks already that exist, and competition/saturation is high. I'd like to get your feedback as to whether opening a CPA network is the right choice for this investment, or is there a more lucrative opportunity in this industry? Serious feedback is much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Headstart
    With constant updates of Networks crashing and going bankrupt as of late Im not sure it's the best choice. There's a lot of business opportunities online, get creative and work hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chronic IM
    Hello!

    A CPA network is not the best idea. There's a lot of networks that gets bankrupt like this. You should at least try looking for good opportunities on the business. Always work hard and be very careful on deals. Be friendly with your clients.

    Best of Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    Not he best idea I would say. Nowdays a lot of frauds or scams, you would like to be careful.
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  • Profile picture of the author 100k
    Why go into something you know nothing about?

    Re-invest the money where you made it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmokranus
    With that amount of budget, you can do a lot more than a risky CPA network, think and rethink and you'll find a solution,
    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author riyadsouza
    Its like a casino, so better to be on safer side. I would like to suggest to invest a little amount in CPA and then increase your budget day by day, after you start earning $$$.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jetmir
    It's not all about money to be successful on this business.

    You have to be creative, supportive, smart, patient and a very hard worker.

    Creative: To attract affiliate;
    Supportive: Support affiliates with their needs, helping them.
    Smart: LOTS of scammer will try to join. You have to be smart to get rid of them.
    Patient: You will get big headaches some times by getting complains, getting lots of questions, getting rid of scammers, etc. But, you have to be patient.
    Hard worker: All the above points and maybe more.

    Good luck!
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    If you are in the USA I would buy tax sale properties from local govts then resell them
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  • Profile picture of the author CPAnetworth
    Thanks for all your input! I will stay away from opening up a network, but I think I'll become an advertiser and promote a few offers. Thanks for your suggestions, again! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author CPAnetworth
    Speaking of which, if any of you would like to promote my web dev firm, I am opened to paying upwards to $20-$30/lead. Quality must be high. PM for more details.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonthewebmaster
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    Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

    Hey guys, I've been dabbling in flipping websites, and being an affiliate marketer for nearly 4 years already and am looking to invest into my own CPA network. I'm not too sure if that's the best place to invest my money as there are thousands of networks already that exist, and competition/saturation is high. I'd like to get your feedback as to whether opening a CPA network is the right choice for this investment, or is there a more lucrative opportunity in this industry? Serious feedback is much appreciated.
    THere is a WSO that lets you do this... called Max CPM i think?
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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    Neverblue, Maxbounty and others dominate the market when it comes to CPA. It would be hard to compete with these powerful well established companies.

    Your better off investing in areas your good at. How about investing in php video script websites with me? Lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Eutaw
      I would be interested in more information in your video script websites
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  • Profile picture of the author Talha AboveMax
    Check your inbox !
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Consult your financial and legal adviser. they are he best person to answer your question

      Thanks,
      Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I will be your legal advisor, I advise you to give me all your money. Whatever you do, don't give it to a stockbroker. Use it to build a business imo.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonWestwick
    Best to seek advice from owners of networks that are here on this forum or that you are a member of already.

    Yes good money can be made from owning a network but as recent history has shown with networks going out, it is not a sure fire to success (then again nothing is)

    If you are seriously considering this then

    a) here is not the best place to ask

    b) what can your netwok do or bring to the table that isn being offered yet?

    The network space is massively cometetive and you need to have an edge, some sort of stand out feature that will make users sit up and take notice and want to run with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    1. If you have to ask people you dont know on a forum... Then that money is likely safer in the bank

    2. 150k is nowhere near enough cash. You need $$$ to front affiliates, pay staff, and advertise. Most businesses take a loss the first year and IM is no exception to that rule. How long will the 150k last? Not long if your affiliates push any volume & staff command decent money

    3. With so many major networks dying out, what are you going to do to avoid the same fate?
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaMolly
    Investing in a network is smart only if you have the right partner. I would invest in developing apps with that much money.
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    • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyJames
      Originally Posted by Rossy WF Members Rock View Post

      Neverblue, Maxbounty and others dominate the market when it comes to CPA. It would be hard to compete with these powerful well established companies.

      Your better off investing in areas your good at. How about investing in php video script websites with me? Lol
      Copeac and Azoogle also dominated years ago - Copeac is finished and heard Azoogle may be going away too.. Azoogle is finished weather they are in biz or not they dont pay affiliates.

      NeverBlue parent company filed for bankruptcy. Maybe there will be no issues with NeverBlue, but doesnt make me feel safe having my money in there.
      Known reputable networks have vanished in a weekend leaving people without pay (5-6 figures).

      Still room for more affiliate networks, but maybe the OP can find a better/safer way to spend his money- CPA Network is risky, but the risks can be managed.
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  • Profile picture of the author pacelattin
    Why do a network? Seriously...

    Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

    Hey guys, I've been dabbling in flipping websites, and being an affiliate marketer for nearly 4 years already and am looking to invest into my own CPA network. I'm not too sure if that's the best place to invest my money as there are thousands of networks already that exist, and competition/saturation is high. I'd like to get your feedback as to whether opening a CPA network is the right choice for this investment, or is there a more lucrative opportunity in this industry? Serious feedback is much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPAnetworth
    By the looks of it, there are more cons than pros in starting a network. I may have to pass, unless the "right partner" appears. Until then, I will continue developing new apps, and work on other ventures. Thanks for your help guys!
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    • Profile picture of the author ElJuanPablo
      Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

      By the looks of it, there are more cons than pros in starting a network. I may have to pass, unless the "right partner" appears. Until then, I will continue developing new apps, and work on other ventures. Thanks for your help guys!
      Well there are better ways of making money online nowadays, you definately have to be creative, but its usually the people who have the balls to do so that make it big. 150k is way more than you need in my opinion. Im working on an online venture that only requires 20k to take off. Im looking for a single investor. If anyone is interested, or knows somebody who is I can be reached at otakuoverlordAThotmailDOTcom The business is alot to do with entertainment and advertising. I currently live in the number one region of the U.S.A with the most economical growth and wanna take advantage of that. Mcallen, Tx if anyone is interested. I dont want to give away too much right now. Investor would own 30% of company and would be allowed input on shows already written and participation in the shows. Only serious inquiries please.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cash37
      Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

      By the looks of it, there are more cons than pros in starting a network. I may have to pass, unless the "right partner" appears. Until then, I will continue developing new apps, and work on other ventures. Thanks for your help guys!
      If you know how to buy traffic, 150k is more than enough to build a nice info product business and recruit affiliates. It's almost the same except you'd own all your offers, and wouldn't have to staff any affiliate management or accounting thanks to solutions like Clickbank
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen
    Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

    Hey guys, I've been dabbling in flipping websites, and being an affiliate marketer for nearly 4 years already and am looking to invest into my own CPA network. I'm not too sure if that's the best place to invest my money as there are thousands of networks already that exist, and competition/saturation is high. I'd like to get your feedback as to whether opening a CPA network is the right choice for this investment, or is there a more lucrative opportunity in this industry? Serious feedback is much appreciated.
    Have you thought about becoming a venture capitalist?

    There's plenty of bright, enthusiastic marketers with a great idea who could use financing in the 5K - 15K range. If you chose wisely, one of them is bound to make you millions, don't you think?

    Alex
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    • Profile picture of the author CPAnetworth
      Originally Posted by Alex Cohen View Post

      Have you thought about becoming a venture capitalist?

      There's plenty of bright, enthusiastic marketers with a great idea who could use financing in the 5K - 15K range. If you chose wisely, one of them is bound to make you millions, don't you think?

      Alex
      That's true, but most marketers blow smoke. It's hard to find the good ones, but I'm sure there are some good startups on angel.co I can find to invest in.
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  • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
    Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

    Hey guys, I've been dabbling in flipping websites, and being an affiliate marketer for nearly 4 years already and am looking to invest into my own CPA network. I'm not too sure if that's the best place to invest my money as there are thousands of networks already that exist, and competition/saturation is high. I'd like to get your feedback as to whether opening a CPA network is the right choice for this investment, or is there a more lucrative opportunity in this industry? Serious feedback is much appreciated.
    Its not easy to run a successful network. Check out this thread - http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...a-network.html
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  • Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

    Hey guys, I've been dabbling in flipping websites, and being an affiliate marketer for nearly 4 years already and am looking to invest into my own CPA network. I'm not too sure if that's the best place to invest my money as there are thousands of networks already that exist, and competition/saturation is high. I'd like to get your feedback as to whether opening a CPA network is the right choice for this investment, or is there a more lucrative opportunity in this industry? Serious feedback is much appreciated.
    I don't think this is a bad idea at all. With HasOffers the barriers to entry to starting your own network are practically non existent if you have CPA know-how, experience and expertise.

    It depends on what your strategy will be of course. If you'll just be rebrokering existing offers that every other network has, you may want to think twice.

    If you'll be rebrokering offers, running them internally (to avoid paying the 10-30% commissions to another network) & passing on your knowledge to your own affiliates - this is something that could work.

    I plan on launching my own network but mainly to run offers internally as I'm spending well over 6 figures a month on traffic and making slimmer margins than some of the affiliate networks I work with. I know that with HasOffers the Advertisers will happily pop their offers onto my platform.

    Secondly once that settles down I will focus on building an affiliate base and sharing my expertise - something many existing networks simply don't do and/or lack.
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  • Profile picture of the author vok
    There's so much fraud now in the CPA space I'd stay well away from putting large amounts of money in he pockets of networks, build your own business. These networks rely on idiots to spend their own money building someone else business.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashleads
    Originally Posted by CPAnetworth View Post

    Hey guys, I've been dabbling in flipping websites, and being an affiliate marketer for nearly 4 years already and am looking to invest into my own CPA network. I'm not too sure if that's the best place to invest my money as there are thousands of networks already that exist, and competition/saturation is high. I'd like to get your feedback as to whether opening a CPA network is the right choice for this investment, or is there a more lucrative opportunity in this industry? Serious feedback is much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author brute77
    CPA network is not the best of idea, I understand you've an inclination since you've been a successful affiliate and merchant yourself.. and launching a CPA network is a natural progression.

    I would much rather invest the money in acquiring a promising business in a trending niche crowded by big corporations.. and find unique ways of capturing a critical portion of the marketshare and have two-three big corporations fight over buying me out.

    Such a feeding frenzy will be a thing of beauty - and who get's paid the most - You.

    Consider exploring all the cloud based startups that were recently heavily..
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    150k into anything is not something be dealt with lightly, I suggest doing as much research as you can, and getting some insight. Remember you can never be too safe.
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  • Profile picture of the author dimager2003
    I would invest into long term business model - Picking one niche and start buying on flipper websites that already have nice traffic, release your own product and concenrate on building huge email list that will bring you few k's of dollars every time you send them an offer
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