Q: I want to join a CPA network for CPS transactions. However several are now charging high fees (like $1000 plus) or specialize in leads. Shareasale still appears to be $150. Do you recommend it, and do you know of any other CPA’s that are inexpensive?
A: In my testing, I haven’t had much success with cost per sale offers via CPA networks. Lead programs have been good performers with those players, for me at least.
One thing to note – it doesn’t have to be a choice of working with a CPA network or an affiliate network. You can work with both, having CPA networks act as affiliates in your affiliate program.
As far as powering your affiliate program, there are a bunch of options I’d recommend at varying pricepoints.
I can’t really say if Shareasale is ideal for you, because I don’t know what you’re trying to sell and what you want in a technology provider.
Per the Shareasale site, it’s $150 to start up, with a minimum deposit of $50 to pay affiliates, and transaction fees of 20%.
I would suggest giving a test drive to all of the solutions to determine which one is the best fit for you. Also, test their responsiveness to you by emailing a question or two.
If they don’t get back to you quickly now, you probably can’t expect too much service after the contract is signed.