As you may or may not know, CPA affiliate programs are all the rage right now when it comes to marketing online. The concept behind CPA marketing is really simple, you can make money for generating leads for CPA networks.
Once you’ve made the decision to earn money on the internet, you’ve already taken the first step. The Internet is definitely the place to do that. There are many internet opportunities to choose from to make money. All you have to do is find one that you like and stick to it. Sounds simple enough, right, But this is where most people end up failing. They jump in and try to do everything and end up not doing anything. Starting with CPA affiliate programs is just one option for you. But if you stick with it, it can be the only method you will ever use to make an online income from the comfort of your home.
As mentioned earlier, the goal of CPA marketing is to get the consumer to enter in their contact details. Many times there is no purchase required. And if there is a purchase required, it is of minimal cost (usually shipping and handling to receive a free product).
As with any type of affiliate marketing, you need to draw traffic to your CPA offers. But, differing from the regular affiliate marketing, you don’t need tons and tons of traffic to get converstions. Normal affiliate marketing is costly to the consumer. CPA marketing offers them something for free in exchange for contact information. Not too many people will be reluctant to offer up this type of information if they get a freebie for it. So earning is easier.
In order to get traffic to your CPA offer, you can put an ad banner or affiliate link to a website or blog, send out email blasts with the link to your list. How you draw consumers’ attention to the CPA product is not that important. It really doesn’t matter whether they’ve found the link on your site or in e-mail send by you. The thing that matters is that they are eager to leave some personal info so that you get paid.
CPA affiliate programs are sometimes also called CPL (cost per lead) campaign programs. The commissions paid on a visitor who only enters an email address or zip code is lower than what you would get if they need to enter in some more personal information (like a social security number) or if they do need to pay a few dollars to ship a free sample to them. But it’s much easier to get 30 people to enter in their name and e-mail a(nd you get a 1 dollar commission for each person), than to get one person to buy one product for 30 dollars.
The first step in getting started with CPA affiliate programs is to be accepted into one of the many CPA networks. After you’ve applied and become accepted, you just go in and start choosing the products you want to promote. If you don’t have a website or blog to advertise your offers, you can easily and inexpensively hire someone to do it for you at Elance or any of the other freelance sites that offer services such as web design, SEO, and more.