According to Wikipedia: “Cost Per Action or CPA (sometimes known as Pay Per Action or PPA) is an online advertising pricing model, where the advertiser pays for each specified action (a purchase, a form submission, and so on) linked to the advertisement. Direct response advertisers consider CPA the optimal way to buy online advertising, as an advertiser only pays for the ad when the desired action has occurred. An action can be a product being purchased, a form being filled, etc. The desired action to be performed is determined by the advertiser.”
There are several advantages of CPA affiliate marketing to someone just starting out online as a home business owner. CPA marketing is widely recognized as one of the easiest ways to make money online because of the low cost of entry into the marketplace as well as the support available from the different CPA Networks residing on the Internet.
Once you’ve decided to get involved with CPA affiliate marketing the next step is to check out the different CPA networks online and choose one which appeals to you and apply for admission. When you get accepted by a network you become an affiliate and the network sets you up with offers from different companies who want your website traffic to perform some specific action in order for you, as the affiliate, to get paid.
One of the main advantages of CPA affiliate marketing is, in most cases, you don’t have to make an actual sale in order to be paid. Most companies pay for lead generation; so if you capture a name and email address or have someone complete a form or survey then you are paid.
Another advantage of CPA marketing is the availability of these CPA networks for you to join. When you’re accepted by a network then you’re supplied with these different offers to promote from companies by the network. You don’t have to seek out these opportunities because they are supplied for you by the CPA program.
Because these companies want you to be successful as an affiliate they will supply you with much of the advertising and promotional materials needed to market their opportunity. This is another benefit because the advertising is basically taken care of and all you need to supply is the targeted traffic.
The CPA network does all the tracking for you as well and house your account details which you can access at anytime. One of the best things about working with a cost per action network is that you can promote several opportunities, covering a wide variety of specialty markets and get one commission check for all of your earnings combined.
Also, most CPA networks will provide support in the form of an affiliate agent who will help you get started by providing initial training and also answer any questions you may have. Most CPA networks offer several opportunities with the most popular programs offering up to 1,500 different products or services from their list at any given time. These networks also have very limited barriers to entry and pay their affiliates on a timely basis in order to retain them.
These are some of the benefits offered by a not so widely known affiliate marketing technique, cost per action marketing, which can help you generate a significant income in a relatively short period of time.