Many of you have heard about CPA affiliate programs (cost per action affiliate programs) where you, as the affiliate marketer, get paid when someone completes and action. The action could be entering a zip code, email address or more detailed information. In any case, no sale is required for you to be able to make a commission. The facet of this type of marketing called pay-per-email focuses on you getting paid when you obtain someone’s email address.
As with other CPA offers, there are no costs involved for your visitors in order for you to earn a commission. There is no need for them to buy and no need for you to try to sell them. And sometimes, they don’t even have to click on something that takes them to another page in order for you to earn a commission. You can earn while they remain on your site. Every visitor that comes to your web site has an email address, which means that every visitor has the potential to create income for you.
There are quite a few pay per email programs that you can choose from, each with their own spin or angle. Most average between $0.10 and $0.25 per action. All of these programs can easily be promoted directly from your web site, usually using text links.
A really great thing about CPA affiliate pay-per-email programs is that almost any type of website, regardless of its niche or topics, can add a pay per email program to its monitization. The important concept is to match the offer with the website. Make sure you are offering things that your readers are interested in. Many of the larger pay-per-email address programs offer a huge variety of potential topics that you can try to match to your visitors.
You can also promote pay-per-email programs to your list. If you already run your own email newsletter, this is a great way to start because every person on your mail list is interested in what you have to offer.
Another strategy is to add a pay-per-email program to the confirmation page on your web site when someone subscribes to your newsletter or list. Where the page usually says “Thank you for subscribing, you will receive your first issue shortly” or something along those lines, you can add a pay-per-email program suggesting that your visitor also subscribe to the pay-per-email program offer – again, it needs to be completely relevant to what you are offering on your website.
Where do you sign up for pay per email programs, Here are just a couple of the most popular ones:
NetEzines is an Advertising.com program which is a PPC network. This company pays $0.40 per referred subscriber to one of their 13 newsletters and offers a multi-tier program, which means that you also earn on recruiting other webmasters into the program. NetEzines allows your website visitors to remain on your page when they subscribe to one of the NetEzine newsletters and you still earn a commission.
Mailbits.com has been Top Rated by ClickQuick for a long period of time and now offers the highest commissions per email (up to $0.50 per email address).
So if you are looking forward to being a profitable CPA affiliate, take a look at Pay Per Email programs. They are a great way to get started.