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How to get accepted by CPA Networks

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by K, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    Getting approved on a CPA or Affiliate Network always seems to get branded as a momentous task, especially to those who are new in the industry. Well i am here to tell you that whatever you have been told, it really shouldn't be that hard. For a start, sure some networks may turn you away but just look at how many affiliate networks are ready to work with you. I am now approved on over 20 networks and have run traffic via them all, i have yet to be disapproved anywhere! At the end of the day you are going to be making the network money, why wouldn't they want you? Don't always give them the upper hand, sure a phone call can be scary but keep remembering you will be making THEM money for nothing! Be sure to pick a reputable network, that is established and has a good solid core and record of payments etc.

    Here are some application myths that are simply not true,

    I can't get approved because i don't have a website.X

    Not true, yes it may help to have a site backing you up but its not the be all and end all! I know friends of mine earning $10k a week who haven't owned a website in their entire life! The key is to know and explain WHY you haven't got a website! Do your homework and pick a method!

    I can't get approved because i don't have a phone number.X

    Not true, some networks may wish to get in contact with you but if phone isn't the best form of contact for you then all you have to do is pick another that suits. Skype or Aim may be a better option.

    I can't get approved because my English is poor.X

    Not true, the big networks get 100's if applications everyday from all over the world. The one thing they want to see is if your dedicated to success! They will 100% understand that your English may not be up to scratch and may have away round it, but all they are looking for is to see you are positive and not shying away at any hurdles (this triggers suspicions of fraudulent entries etc)

    I can't get approved because I'm new to CPA.X

    Not true, intact some networks cater to newbies. All they ask for and rightly so is that you have a basic understanding of affiliate marketing. It is in your interest to read up and do your homework on the methods used and terms within affiliate marketing.



    So with the above being ruled out as complete lies and myths here are what i consider the most important steps and pointers to getting approved.

    1.Know your Role!

    If you were just starting to play football and were interested in a career in the sport, would you go straight to Real Madrid and ask to be signed? NO, you would join a lower league team that would take you under their wing and teach you your trade! The same rule applies for CPA and Affiliate networks, if you are new to CPA then why waste your time applying for some of the top level private affiliate networks when you know they will ignore your application. There are plenty of newbie friendly networks who cater for both ends of the spectrum and will be eager to help and get you on board, a few of my favourite include,

    [​IMG]Peerfly

    [​IMG]MaxBounty

    [​IMG]CPALead

    2.Do your homework!

    I feel this is possibly the most important step in applying to a network! Again I'm going to relate this to the football scenario, would you ask to join a team if you didn't know the rules? If you didn't know what the term "offside" meant? If you didn't know what position you wanted to play? NO, so why apply to a CPA network when you don't know the first thing about CPA? There are literally 100's of free resources out there explaining and highlighting the main terms, guidelines and methods of CPA. For example the famous Newbie 411 will explain all your need to know to get started! Do some research and gain the basic understanding of the industry. It will help a lot!

    3.Pick a method!

    This is similar to the statement above "would you ask to join a team if you didn't know what position you wanted to play?", now I'm not saying you have to have an outlined detailed plan, but having an inkling and basic knowledge of what you want to promote and via which method really helps! Again do your homework and see what method would suit and interest you the most!

    4.Get legit!

    Now i know i said you don't need a website and believe me you don't, however it helps! If your deadly serious about this why not spend $10 getting legit? The best thing to do is go and buy a cheap domain for your company or person. For example www.mycompanyname.com or www.myname.com - there are 2 bonuses with doing this, one is you can throw up a nice simple Wordpress blog with a free template and create your own blog recording your CPA progress(also you now have a website to input on approval!). Two you have a professional email address which networks love to see, for example joeblogs@mycompany.com looks SO MUCH more legit than joeblogsissexy69@gmail.com!

    5.Be 100% transparent!

    The most important step of all! Be yourself, and be 100% honest! The chances are networks will like to speak to you on the phone, this is nothing at all to be frightened off! It's purely a insurance policy on their end to make sure you are not a fraudulent applicant! Telling them you own 100's of websites or have earn 1000's of dollars in commissions just isn't going to do you any good! They are mostly industry experts and know how to tell when you are being fake straight away! Just be purely and utterly honest with them, if you haven't earned anything with CPA then tell them, they will respect you more if you tell them you are new but eager to learn! Tell them you have done your homework and know the basics surrounding the industry and that you are interested in a particular method! The more transparent you are the more they will feel they can trust you and mould you into a successful marketer!

    6.Be confident and call the shots!

    You have to be confident, I'm not saying tell a network they are missing out if they don't take you on board but in a sutler way let them know! Tell the how passionate you are about earning and learning this trade and that you would love their help and guidance but if they don't want to give it to you that won't stop you! As soon as your application form is submitted GET IN CONTACT ASAP! They love nothing more than eager publisher, get on the phone or on Skype/Aim to them and explain you have just submitted an application and was wondering if we could resolve it over the chosen method of contact and get working straight away!



    To sum things up, you have to get serious about this, networks may have 5000+ publishers running their offers - why would you be any advantage to them? I can tell you now the majority of networks i deal with would much rather have a confident, eager to learn and legit newbie on their books than a cocky, unprofessional and arrogant expert. You have to put yourself in their shoes, would you accept you if you applied with a half assed attempt? Get serious, get legit and get approved!

    I am more than happy to answer any questions below!


    Source: How to get accepted by CPA Networks
     
  2. conec38

    conec38 Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi K, I agree totally with you, some of the important things is to be sincere, but also in some networks that are 1st category, you say no.
    A big problem that I think also there is that as you do not know speak English do not accept and there are many problems with the phone calls.
     
  3. bkamp

    bkamp Affiliate affiliate

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    I've just applied to peerfly and was turned down! Is there something I can do to get accepted or should I just move on! I also applied to one better network but no answer as I just applied!
     
  4. AdGateDan

    AdGateDan Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Great advice here. I can't speak for all networks, but AdGate Media accepts affiliates who are honest and tell us upfront how they plan on promoting our offers. A lot of networks do want to get you on the phone. Picking up the phone and calling the network first is almost a sure fire way to get accepted.
     
  5. akucopexman

    akucopexman Affiliate affiliate

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  6. hanganhlle

    hanganhlle Affiliate affiliate

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    thank you but to me that people from Viet Nam, the link did not accept the Viet Nam
     
  7. Yeahincent

    Yeahincent Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Very detailed guide to cpa approval. Need to try some more networks
     
  8. jp28

    jp28 Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi K. Recently, i read your ebook "newbie 411" and after i read it, i signed up to maxbounty hoping for them to approve me but sadly, they denied my application :( i tell them i read your ebook "newbie 411" but still dont get accepted. i do have a blog (blogspot) and i'm thinking of buying a domain to increase my chances of getting accepted but what content could i put in that site?
     
  9. ImAdmirer

    ImAdmirer Affiliate affiliate

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    Write own content on whatever topic your blog is about. And put some pics and videos.

    Once you have a nice blog then start applying to other CPA networks. When I first started, I applied to 10 networks and got approved to 5 of them. So apply many networks, don't get depressed when you are rejected by some.

    The important thing is to plan for getting some traffic. Be prepared to tell your AM how you get traffic, show him some examples and you will have increased chances of getting approved for a network!
     
  10. smilodon

    smilodon Affiliate affiliate

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    I was approved by two reputable networks simply for being transparent, and in one of those two by being confident on the phone. It is nothing to be afraid of, just be honest and tell it like you see it ;)

    One thing is for sure, if you don't try, you make sure that you will not get accepted by any network.
     
  11. jp28

    jp28 Affiliate affiliate

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    thanks for your feedback guys, i really appreciate it :)

    ImAdmirer: i will apply again and try to reconsiderate my application and explain how more in detailed what is my plan on getting traffic.

    smilodon: your so lucky brother you got accepted in their network, hope i got accepted too in my second trial. I think they will not call me because i'm from different. yes, i will do my best to be honest to get accepted :)
     
  12. ImAdmirer

    ImAdmirer Affiliate affiliate

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    Are you in the list of accepted countries for MaxBounty?

    Apply to many CPA networks, in addition to re-applying that one.
     
  13. smithsupport

    smithsupport Get your fix Ninja! affiliate

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    G8 information, Thnks for this s[special post...
     
  14. adforbest

    adforbest Get your fix Ninja! affiliate

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  15. Shijil Kumar

    Shijil Kumar Affiliate affiliate

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    I have been learning about CPA for the past 2 years. I didn't have any account because I was kinda scared/embarrassed to send application to CPA networks because I didn't have a website. Just like you said I did my homework and gained some confidence and during the last week I was on a spree sending my application to all the CPA networks out there. I didn't care if it was a reputed or a non-reputed one I just send my application to almost 50+ CPA networks in 3 days now I got accepted into 14 networks, most of them are reputed ones like Peerfly, Adwork Media, adPlus, CPAWay, Axon Media etc.

    It was only a matter of over-coming a fear. :)
     
  16. xapuc

    xapuc Get your fix Ninja! affiliate

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    Whoa, dude. I never sent an application mentioning my sites. Never been rejected. Don't be scared and take an action..!

    Congrats on taking the action. Success is just in front of you.. :)
     
  17. operationoffers

    operationoffers Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    my best advice is to BE HONEST. When I find out someone has lied about something no matter how small it is an automatic denial, it wouldnt matter how great the site is. I run my life in a complete honest way and I expect people I work with to be the same way. It makes the whole process easier and enjoyable. PLus if you are always honest you will get more slack if things dont go too well. IMO

    Have a Great Day
     
  18. JohnCPAAlpha

    JohnCPAAlpha Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    I agree 100%. This is the same for all networks pretty much.
     
  19. WishBone

    WishBone Affiliate affiliate

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    Very good guide. I'm all for transparency when it comes to applications. I've been accepted to AdWork Media on the first shot. I failed a few times when I was a newbie when I joined a PPD network but I learned and succeeded with AWM.
     
  20. sevien2012

    sevien2012 Affiliate affiliate

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    It's great,Confidence is very important!
     

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