Think of the CPA network as the middleman. Although you may be promoting several different advertisers, they handle all the details of both the advertisers and the promoters (affiliates). Once you sign up to a network, you will have access to a number of promotions from different companies that are all tracked within your CPA network account. The CPA network are also the ones who pay you.
Signing Up To CPA Networks
Applying for a CPA network account is easy. You simply fill out a sign up form on their website. They do not require any fees to join, and the information they require from you is pretty standard.
However, most CPA networks have a few strict guidelines and require you to have a website that they can review. Some of them will even state that you have to meet specific requirements with your website, so you may want to read through their terms before applying. It’s possible that you could make slight adjustments to your website to reduce risk of being turned down.
If you don’t have a website yet, then there are a few smaller networks that are easier to join and get accepted to without one. It may be a good idea to start with those and work your way up anyway to get a feel for the business.
You may have heard about many applicants being rejected, but don’t let that discourage you. If your online application is rejected, then give them a call to see what it is you can do to get accepted and honestly tell them your scenario and what you plan on doing. You’d be surprised how far a phone call can take you.
As mentioned above, you may want to give your network a call if you were rejected, but many of the top CPA networks will require a telephone interview anyway and will call you when they receive your application.
The biggest thing to remember is that these are real people and are interviewing you for a reason. They want to make sure you will be a benefit to their company and to their advertisers. Just be honest with your intentions and marketing efforts.