If you’re just starting out in CPA, there’s a little tip I would like to share. It’s something that could literally double or even quadruple the speed of your success!
What I’m talking about, is finding the right network. Not all CPA networks are created equal, you know!
To start with, you want to work with networks that have a good reputation for paying on time. Most networks aren’t out to scam you, and the ones that do don’t last long. With that being said, some of them just have their act together better than others. It’s a real bummer when you have to pause a winning campaign because you’re not getting paid on time.
Always read network reviews, but always take them with a grain of salt. Sometimes affiliates will write negative reviews about networks that they’ve been kicked out of. Much of the time, these are fraudster affiliates who just want to blackmail networks into paying them. Other times, negative reviews are valid complaints about networks that not fulfilling their duties. Like many things, you’ll have to use your best judgement.
Another thing you’ll need to look at are the payout terms of for the networks you apply to. Are they net 30? Net 15? Net 7? This number is simply the amount of time you’ll need to wait after the pay period ends to get paid. Net 7, you have to wait 7 days. Net 15, you have to wait 15 days, etc.
Also, what is their payout frequency? Is it monthly, or is there a weekly option? If you’re getting paid on a monthly basis, you’ll get paid only once a month for all the revenue you earned in the previous month. If you’re getting paid weekly, you get paid for everything you earn during the previous week.
And don’t forget to look at the threshold. The threshold is simply the minimum you need to earn to get paid. If you don’t meet the payment threshold for a certain pay period, you’ll need to wait until you pass over it to get paid.
If you’re just starting out, you may not have a robust budget that you can draw from to keep your campaigns running. A network that only does monthly payouts on net 30 may leave your advertising funds dried up while you wait for payment. On the other hand, if your network pays you weekly on a net 7 schedule, you’ll quickly be able to put your revenue back into advertising. Getting paid quickly = faster growth!
To get paid weekly, you’ll typically need to meet some sort of minimum threshold. Different networks have different requirements. Needless to say, the lower the threshold, the easier it will be get on weeklies.
The following three networks are ones I personally recommend. They have always paid me on time, and they all have weekly payment options. There are plenty of other networks that may be just as good, but these are the three that have been the best for me, as far as growing my CPA business.
This is the network I recommend if you’re just starting out. For one, they’re what I call a newbie friendly network. That is to say that they approve more people who have little to no experience. Their payout terms are also very newbie friendly. Your first payment will be by check, and net 15 for the first month that you make over $100. Once that first payment processed, you have the option to go to weeklies on net 7, and you only have to clear the $100 earnings threshold!
Above All Offers
Above All Offers is another great network to work with. If you’re on monthly payments, they pay on a net 7 schedule. Once you start making over $500 per week, you’ll get paid weekly. Above All Offers has even paid me early several times! One of those times was right before the Black Friday shopping weekend after Thanksgiving. You can imagine how stoked I was to have that extra boost going into the biggest shopping day of the year!
Market Leverage is a premium network that has lots of unique offers. The offer payouts are some of the best around and they’ve typically converted very well for me. The threshold for weeklies is $1000, making the bar a bit higher. If you’re already somewhat established, Market Leverage can be a great way to go even further in CPA!