OK, at this stage I’m assuming you have your blog or website all setup that you can use for applying to the CPA networks. Do not overlook this stage, since it is very important that you have a nice and professional site with good content to present to the CPA network for approval.
With your site setup, you will now also need to be prepared for a phone call. Yes, in many cases if you do not input a real telephone number that you can be reached at you will not be approved by the CPA network. The most popular and reputable CPA networks all require telephone verification. An affiliate network specialist from the CPA network will call you and ask you a few basic questions regarding your modes of promotion.
If you input that you’ll be doing Web promotion for CPA offers, they’ll ask you to verify the site that you will be promoting their offers with, and if you have any idea of the types of offers you’ll like to promote. At this stage, you need to sound extremely confident and sure of yourself regarding your promotion methods. Simply inform the affiliate network specialist that you will be developing websites that cater specifically to niches that are based on the type of CPA offers available within your network.
The first site which is your “dummy” site should be the example of such a site. If you’ve listed PPC as one of the options, more than likely you’ll be asked about your experience with PPC. Never make it seem like you are new to PPC. Simply inform the specialist that you will be using Google Adwords, MSN Adcenter, and Yahoo PPC to promote a variety of offers. Do not ramble into un-necessary detail, keep it simple and to the point regarding the answers. In most cases, the networks just want to know that a real legitimate person is behind the application. Also, they are looking for their next “top affiliate” so they are basically “feeling you out” to see if you will be an asset to them. That’s why it’s important that you have a professional site, and appear as if you have a set plan on promoting the offers available within their network.