Welcome to the CPA Treasure Chest
In this guide, I will attempt to teach you a little bit about how CPA programs work. After you read this getting started guide, you will want to find some CPA programs to sign-up to and start adding your affiliate links on the landing pages.
You are always way better off to find a cheap outsourcer to do the complicated stuff, you can fine great people that will do this kind of work very inexpensively on sites such as Fiverr or Upworks among others.
If you’ve been doing affiliate network advertising, you’ve probably noticed some relatively new networks that deal with CPA, or cost-per-action or click-per-action, offers.
Unlike the usual affiliate offers based on pay-per-click (PPC) or sale, this new breed of affiliate advertising pays the publisher for having a visitor perform some action on their site.
That action can be a sale, but more interestingly, it can also be to simply fill out a survey, give the advertiser an email address, or do something that generates a lead on their site.
That’s why this type of advertising is also known as ‘pay-per-lead‘ or ‘cost per acquisition’; in other words, acquiring some piece of information the advertiser wants from the sales lead you refer to their site.
The amount and type of information the advertiser is seeking can vary greatly, as can the amount of commission or fee the advertiser is willing to pay you for the leads you generate by promoting their offer.
In general, the more valuable an advertiser thinks each lead is, the more commission they will be willing to pay you for each lead.
Right now, about 80% of internet advertising falls into traditional categories such as PPC. This means that so far only about 20% of advertisers have started some sort of CPA program, but these numbers are quickly changing.
That’s because CPA is rapidly becoming the most effective way for publishers and advertisers alike to make money, especially in this difficult economic period. Drastic conditions require new and innovative strategies for tackling the consumer market.