CPATrend has quickly risen in just over one year to being one of the most trusted and reputable networks out there. How did they achieve this feat? Their philosophy is what makes affiliates absolutely love them, and stay loyal to them. First of all, I’ve dealt with Phil Shapiro (the owner of CPATrend whom took part in one of our first interviews at AffiliatePaying – Click Here) for quite a while and it’s safe to say he’s an honest, up-front guy who takes his business very seriously. He also takes payments and treating his affiliates and advertisers well as his ultimate priority. CPATrend has paid their affiliates on time, every single time since they started in January of 2010. In fact, they pay a week or two early every single month for their NET-15 publishers, and send bi-weeklies and weeklies early as well! With literally thousands of networks in the industry, some who pay late, some who never pay, it’s always best to go with companies like CPATrend who have proven track records for timely payments. Check out reviews of their network here: CPATrend Review
What does CPATrend have to offer their affiliates?
Well, aside from the early/timely payments (which can be made via Check, ACH, International Wire, or PayPal), CPATrend works very closely with their affiliates to maximize their revenue as well as ROI on any particular campaign. Although CPATrend requires more transparency than the average affiliate network, you’ll always be in good hands with people you can trust. While the account managers will never run a campaign for you, when you set up a campaign and show your account manager, he/she will give you input and advice on how to improve the campaign, how to maximize your CTR, what creative should be used, and just give general advice on how to run a successful campaign based on the particular offers/niches that are being discussed. Affiliate managers that have the experience and knowledge of the industry are essential tools for any affiliate marketer. The most admirable trait about CPATrend affiliate managers is that they’re straight shooters. If a campaign isn’t performing well, they wont try to deceive their publishers about it in order to get them to push some traffic to the offer. They will simply be honest, and eventually pause the poor performing offer. However, after looking through their offers and speaking to Phil about them, there really are very few offers that don’t perform well. Why? Phil hand selects each and every offer that comes into the network based on criteria that he has laid out, as a very experienced affiliate marketer himself. Plain and simple, Phil knows which offers will work, and which will not, so he stays away from the offers that don’t suit his network. CPATrend will also get any particular offer that their publishers are looking for, so never hesitate to suggest new offers!
I’ve heard stories from several affiliates that CPATrend has made special exceptions for them in terms of payment terms. Publisher who were making $25-$50 a day, not enough to cross CPATrend’s threshold for Bi-weekly or weekly payments ($500/wk for bi-weekly, $1,000/wk for weekly), but were sending high quality traffic were paid bi-weekly or weekly by CPATrend! This was made possible by the very personal relationships CPATrend builds with their affiliates. Once you become a trusted affiliate of CPATrend, you will be treated like any of CPATrend’s trusted affiliates are treated, regardless of the revenue you can produce. At CPATrend, quality always comes before quantity. If you do not push quality traffic, CPATrend is certainly not the network for you, but if you are an honest affiliate who cares about the quality of your traffic, they will welcome you in with open arms.
Now, CPATrend is not a very easy network to get into. They work diligently to keep their network 100% fraud-free. So what do they require to get into the network? Several things:
1) An accurate application to CPATrend, any false information will result in your application being flagged, and most likely rejected.
2) A phone interview with their approvals department.
3) Reference checks.
Something that CPATrend does, which not all networks do, is they actually check references. If you have sent fraud or poor quality traffic to other networks, they will find out and your account will be rejected. Once you are approved to CPATrend, they require a level of transparency from their publishers. Your account manager will need to know exactly how you plan to run any offer. While this may seem strange, it’s also best to look at it this way: your account manager will always be in touch with you throughout your campaigns, so you’ll truly be able to utilize their skills/knowledge. Also, being transparent with CPATrend gets you a number of privileges; you will get pay bumps without asking if you’re pushing quality traffic, and you will receive better payment terms much more quickly than normally. Normally, it can take up to 1 month to determine your traffic quality and bring you from monthly NET-15 to bi-weekly or weekly payments, but if you’re open with your affiliate manager, they can bring you down to the better payment terms within a few days!
Why else should I work with CPATrend? This is an easy question to answer as well. They have incredible offers in various niches, with the highest payouts for so many of their offers! They specialize in the following niches:
They also have offers in almost every niche with payouts that are either the highest of any network, or are extremely competitive. And finally, the best and most important reason as to why to work with CPATrend: You will make more money running offers through CPATrend than other networks. Dealing with an honest affiliate network eliminates the thought of affiliate network scrubbing. CPATrend does not scrub leads and never will. Every network claims that, but CPATrend proves it. So be sure to make the right choice when choosing affiliate networks and sign up for a quality network like CPATrend today!