If you are looking for ways to make money online, then CPA networks are a good choice. CPA stands for ‘cost per action’, and you get paid by the network whenever someone performs the required action through your link; for example, if they want a person’s e-mail address, then they will pay you for each e-mail received. There are many other “actions” you can get paid for, depending on what each network is looking for.
You can begin by signing up with a single network, then once you start getting the hang of it, you can join more and more of them to bring in even more income. Almost all CPA networks require an application to be filled out, along with an approval process. This can sometimes take a few days, but be patient. The way it usually works is that they will review your application, and then call you on the telephone to talk in person (so be sure to fill out the application form with accurate information). Networks typically want to know how you are going to market their offer and what qualifications you have. What they are really trying to do is make sure you know what you’re doing and that you won’t do anything to damage their brand.
If you are accepted you’ll have an affiliate manager assigned to you. The manager will help you figure out which offers are best for you to promote and how to get the most from your efforts. They are there to help, and it’s for your mutual interest. Work closely with them and you will not only have a better chance of success, but you won’t have to worry about being dropped by the CPA networks.
You may be excited to start promoting your offers everywhere, in any way you can. But not so fast! It is always best to read all of the terms of service and understand what you will be paid for and how. Each CPA network will have its own rules, and it’s up to you to know them. For examples, some may not allow you to use certain keywords in a pay per click campaign. Talk to your personal affiliate manager if you need any clarification of the rules.
There are plenty of CPA networks to choose from, but some are better than others. Research how good each one is before deciding whether or not you want to submit your application to them. You can find reviews of various networks online. Be careful, though, as some of those reviews are dishonest. The best thing to do is read as many reviews as you can and then look for an overall pattern to see how good the program is.
Now that you know more about CPA networks, it’s up to you to follow through on this information. Doing nothing is the surest way to make nothing, but when you take action now–even something as small as starting looking for CPA companies counts–you will be starting down the right path to success.