For the website or blog owner that is looking to monetize their online presence, but prefers to avoid selling products or generate the high volume of traffic needed for PPC advertising, the cost per acquisition (CPA) marketing options can make a very attractive alternative. In these programs, the payouts to affiliates are based on getting your site visitors to perform a specific action in exchange for a small commission. Some of the actions include encouraging a visitor to sign up to a free trial, complete a questionnaire or survey, or sign up for a newsletter.
Here are three of the most appealing benefits of CPA marketing:
Easy to set up
CPA marketing gives a perfect opportunity to set up a home based business without needing to invest much in the way of capital. This type of marketing is one of the cheapest and easiest to enter from home. Also, it is possible to get involved in this type of marketing without having the extensive knowledge of internet marketing. All that is needed to get going is a website to use to bring in the targeted traffic, and a little research to make sure you are able to attract the right people to match the business sector.
No need to sell products
With CPA marketing, there is no need to encourage a site visitor to reach into their wallet and buy a physical or digital product. The only thing that is needed is the ability to get someone to complete a simple action, such as filling out a form or similar. It is a lot easier to convince a visitor to complete a form or sign up for a newsletter than to buy a product online. This can make starting out in CPA marketing a lot easier for those looking to earn money compared to the other online marketing methods.
Earn a good income
It is possible to earn a good income. Many of the advertisers involved in CPA marketing get good direct results from their affiliate’s actions, which mean they are willing to pay the lucrative commissions. The income will vary with the degree of difficulty and amount of information the affiliate needs to gather from site visitors. In many cases the income can range from $1 to $20 with the lowest amount paid for signing up for a newsletter, while a higher commission is possible with a full questionnaire completed.