We’re very excited to present our 33rd interview with Murad Muradyan of Dedicated Vision.
Murad Muradyan is a managing partner of Dedicated Vision Affiliate Network, an international marketing company based in Beverly Hills, California.
1. Tell us something about yourself?
Well, I am originally from Yerevan, Armenia. I graduated from State Engineering University in 1999, then completed my Ph.D in Engineering in 2003… traveled quite a lot, 🙂 moved to the United States in 2006 to get my certification in IT and data security from Stanford University. After I received my certification, I decided to finally settle down here in Los Angeles.
2. How long have you been in affiliate marketing and how did you get involved?
I have been involved with affiliate marketing for almost 7 years now. Initially, I was involved with fraud prevention, identity protection, and custom payment solutions development projects for international affiliates and partners. My first experiences with affiliate marketing opened new opportunities for me. I recognized bright potential as well as great growth trends of the affiliate marketing industry, so I decided to give it a try. It has turned out to have been a very good decision to do so. I gained valuable experience in traffic arbitrage for various advertisers; particularly in gambling and entertainment industries.
3. Tell us a little bit about Dedicated Vision and what you do over there?
Dedicated Vision Inc. was founded in 2007 as a private network. The company is based in Beverly Hills, California.
We started our business with a few hand-picked programs and some top affiliates. We then quickly rose up to be one of the top leads suppliers for the Dating and Entertainment Industry. Ever since we first established our company, we significantly expanded our market. We currently have hundreds of offers for virtually all kinds of qualified traffic.
4. There are already so many CPA affiliate networks out there. What makes Dedicated Vision different?
You’re right. Believe me, with so many good competitors, it is not easy to stand out. Especially when the same offers are available from so many other CPA affiliate networks. However, what I believe makes us particularly unique, is our experience with international affiliates, the quality of our services, and the flexibility of our work with our affiliates. We are probably the only company in our industry that provides 24/7 support in English, Spanish, and Russian. We constantly work with direct advertisers to identify additional opportunities and design offers that may be of interest to our affiliates. We believe that in today’s global marketplace, interactive and constant contacts help us in providing excellent services to our partners – both advertisers and affiliates. We are also very flexible with our payment solutions for our affiliates from different countries. Depending on any specific circumstance, we can find the best custom payout solution for international affiliates. We are also providing free creative services by webstafffactory.com which is a part of Dedicated Vision Inc.
5. Do you offer biweekly or weekly payment? If so, how much does one have to make to qualify?
Yes we do, but for new affiliates we have only monthly payments. After quality check and the first payout, we normally switch our affiliates to the biweekly schedule. Most affiliates who reach $1000 + per week with good traffic quality get paid on a weekly basis.
6. I see you are using HasOffers as your affiliate tracking platform. What made you pick them instead of choosing HitPath, DirectTrack or LinkTrust etc.?
We had our own platform and we are still working on it. Regarding HasOffers, we have been using them since 2009. We are probably one of the first clients of HasOffers, and I have to say, they are doing a very good job!
7. What are the criteria for a marketer to be accepted at Dedicated Vision?
If the potential affiliate is providing correct information, and knows why he needs Dedicated Vision, what he is planning to do, I don’t see any problem at all.
8. For those who are interested in working with you and your affiliate network – What’s the best way/time to reach you?
Anytime. We are online 24/7.
9. In your experience, what are the three most critical elements to run a successful campaign?
Knowledge and ability to test – Simply you have to know what are you going to do (both technically and from marketing point of view), and you have to have enough money to do it. 🙂
10. What do you think about where the industry is going? Where Dedicated Vision may be going?
The industry is constantly changing. Technology advancements, social marketing development and growing security concerns will certainly affect affiliate marketing. We have seen and will see more mergers and acquisitions in our industry. On the other hand, on-line marketing is growing despite the global economy slowdown, and we see huge potential for growth and new opportunities ahead of us. We at Dedicated Vision are planning for growth, and looking forward to working with new affiliates. We are constantly looking for new opportunities and solutions, as well as new ways of providing excellent service to our affiliates.
11. What are your hobbies/interests? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Since I have moved to the United States, I have been constantly working. I don’t really have time for hobbies. 🙂
However, I have been doing scuba diving and sky diving for a while now, but it’s getting harder and harder to find time for those activities. 🙁
Many thanks to Murad for sharing your time with us and for sharing some great insight tips here! If you have any experience with Dedicated Vision Affiliate Network, please write a review for them on the Dedicated Vision review page.
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