Affiliate Marketing with T3leads.com

Back in the early days of the Internet, you could just throw up a CPM banner and work on increasing the number of impressions. Google AdSense came along and forced publishers to put a little more focus on increasing the click-thru rate. With the arrival of affiliate marketing, the focus is taken even further. You not only need your visitors to notice and click on the ads, you need them to complete a certain action.

As its name implies, T3leads.com is one such pay-per-lead affiliate program. In its own words, T3leads.com sells “generated leads through a unique auction system that allows our affiliates to make maximum profits.” I like money.

Why Work with T3leads.com?

On the surface, it was hard to find anything that really set this affiliate program apart from the rest of the crowd. On the main page, T3leads.com boasts that it has the highest per lead payouts in the industry, highest traffic conversion rates, real-time reporting, and quick bi-weekly payouts.

I’ll discuss the high payouts and the conversion rates in a moment, but the one major thing that I appreciate about T3leads.com is the the bi-weekly payout schedule. This means that you don’t have to too long to get your money from T3leads.com. Contrast this to other networks that only pay out once every 30, 45, or 60 days. It’s also useful that T3leads.com offers a wide variety of payment options, as shown above.

Control Panel and Creatives

Logging into the control panel, you are immediately faced with news from the network, both in Russian and in English. Despite its Russian slant, T3leads.com says that it only accepts American traffic. That can be a little confining, given the international nature of the Internet.

You are able to navigate through the different sections by way of the menu bar at the top of the screen. The websites tab displays the sites that are currently advertising through T3leads.com, broken down based on category. Common categories include home insurance, debt relief, and payday loans.

Other useful areas in the control panel include the T3forum (accessed under Info), Promo (for banners), and Statistics. There are four different kinds of reports available.

Advertiser and Payout Information

Unlike other affiliate programs, T3 does not appear to make any specific mention about how many each advertiser pays when you send a qualified lead their way. A lead is considered generated when a site visitor fills out an “express application” form. This typically consists of a first and last name, email address, state, and zip code.

Going through the different websites and ad creatives, you won’t find any numbers regarding how much each lead is worth. How am I supposed to know that T3leads.com is offering the best payouts in the industry? That’s a claim that every affiliate network makes and it’s starting to get awfully cliche. That said, there is one sentence on the main page that says we can earn “from $5 up to $150 per lead.”

Digging a little deeper, I found that the payout is based on a number of factors: “Age of the customer, his state, credit score, etc.” Advertisers must bid for the lead, and that’s where the “auction” part of the equation comes into play. Going through the FAQ, I wasn’t able to find any specific information about the T3leads.com referral program. Is it a flat payout for referring a new publisher? A percentage of their earned commissions? Just a pat on the back?

Signing Up with T3leads.com

From a logistics point of view, I don’t have too many complaints about T3leads.com. It looks like nearly any other affiliate network and you have a good selection of payment options, each with a different minimum threshold. All of these come with bi-weekly payouts, assuming you meet the threshold.

Where I do have complaints about T3leads.com is in its transparency. I have no idea how much each lead is generating and there is virtually no information about the individual advertisers. I need to know whether advertiser X is potentially more lucrative than advertiser Y. There is quite a bit of difference between promoting something that pays a $0.01/lead and something that pays $150/lead. What about incentivization? T3leads.com needs to provide publishers with this kind of information.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP WITH T3LEADS.COM


38 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing with T3leads.com”

  1. There are networks that only pay out every 60 days? Does anyone belong to one of those?

    1. That’s exactly what I was thinking. Way too long.

    2. Like HostGator’s affiliate program. 👿

    3. A 60 wait to get your money plus and ambiguous payout schedule per lead. I wonder what else is hidden in this media.
      The best affiliate networks that I have tried pay out instanteneously.

  2. Freeman says:

    hmmm sounds interesting! I will have to check them out soon! I am pretty content with my current ad networks but there is always room for experimentation 😎

  3. amirulcyber says:

    Thanks john for this info.It is very useful for me.

  4. PaulB says:

    Maybe I’m being stupid but I just don’t get it. So you are capturing lead details (presumably based on an offer that the visitor is interested in) but then instead of being paid by the advertiser who owns that product the lead goes into a general pool where a list of advertisers get to bid on it? What about the poor lead who thinks he’s going to get information on one product but ends up getting spammed a load of junk they weren’t interested in?

    You are effectively farming contact details to sell to the highest bidder. ?

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  6. The design looks like one of those out-of-the-box free business web templates. I think it’s sweet that they pay bi-weekly; never have been part of a net-60 though, ouch!

  7. Aira Bongco says:

    I think I have seen this site in one of the PTC sites I have joined back then. Hmmm… so the only difference of this program lies on the quicker payout scheme? And like Paul, I’m a bit confused on how it works. By leads, does that mean clicks? You guys can shoot me for being stupid as well.

  8. Ganesh says:

    Don’t they accept signups from other countries?

  9. Brad says:

    Their site looks kinda scammy, the presentation of information needs to simplified.

  10. DanGTD says:

    Their “news” are from the last year.

  11. FreshPonsel says:

    Thank you john. Hmmm please shared with me about Pay per action john 🙁 . I now just play ppc or play per click 🙁 . I don’t know sell this baggage 😳

  12. Alan says:

    Looks interesting. I am going to check it out for my site, http://www.tradememe.com

  13. David says:

    Hi,
    This is David at t3leads.com

    I just would like to mention that our payout is by-weekly and if you have any questions, please contact us directly, we have 24/7 support.
    Brad – please go over the site, and you will find that nothing is scammy.
    Again, if you have any questions, please contact us.
    Thank you
    David

  14. David says:

    Hi,

    Please take your time to look at:
    http://t3leads.com/faqs.html

    We have by-weekly payouts, every 15 days.

    If you have questions – please contact our 24/7 support.

    Thank you
    David

    1. PaulB says:

      I always understood by-weekly to mean twice a week i.e. every 3-4 days. Every 2 weeks is fortnightly?

  15. Thanks David, for posting your comments…..

  16. Lawn Care says:

    I will be glad to ask some questions there but I like leaving comments here because I get some overflow traffic! 😈

    I was wondering how the payout for a lead is determined by a person’s credit score when all they are giving is name and email info?
    Maybe John was just a little quick to write down his thoughts and did not give enough detail.

    You guys got any lawn care companies in your pool?
    AL

  17. Eliza J. says:

    It really seems interesting due to the frequency of payouts.

    However, I do agree with your concerns regarding transparency of T3leads.com.

  18. Eric says:

    I signed up, but found it a little creepy that the forums are in Russian. Luckily, I was a Russian linguist back in the Cold War, but if this program is for US traffic only – I wonder why such a focus on Russians (not that there is anything wrong with that, just wondering).

  19. David says:

    Hi Eric,

    We have many Russian webmasters – updated version of T3leads will be in two interfaces and languages… Eng. and Rus. based on numerous requests.

    Thank you
    David

  20. Eric says:

    Xopowo – Thanks David, was just curious.

  21. Thank you John, this sounds really good I will check it out
    JR

  22. Dan Mihaliak says:

    I may check this one out only because John recommends it.

  23. David says:

    Good evening,

    PaulB
    Maybe I’m being stupid but I just don’t get it. So you are capturing lead details (presumably based on an offer that the visitor is interested in) but then instead of being paid by the advertiser who owns that product the lead goes into a general pool where a list of advertisers get to bid on it? What about the poor lead who thinks he’s going to get information on one product butends up getting spammed a load of junk they weren’t interested in?
    You are effectively farming contact details to sell to the highest bidder. ?
    A: You may install a private Feed or use our Public feeds and send targeted traffic with highest conversion in the industry. As soon as the customer click SUBMIT the lead is filtered in our system, and delivered to the Advertiser in Real Time (http, xml, etc)
    For example, some of Auto Finance leads won’t sell at all, because of ZIP code coverage, no available dealerships around that area. That hits webmasters pocket, we understand, but that’s true and no one can avoid or change that.
    Any questions, please ask.

    Start Blogging
    The design looks like one of those out-of-the-box free business web templates. I think it’s sweet that they pay bi-weekly; never have been part of a net-60 though, ouch!
    Answer:
    Hi, To my opinion the most important thing is the conversion, I am personally a friend of many owners of PPL companies that has 0 content, nothing, but they are generating tons of traffic and obviously money. I really appreciate your comment and please check within couple weeks, you will see a new design in two languages.

    Aira Bongco
    By leads, does that mean clicks?
    A: A ‘lead’ is an online application, a potential customer who visited our site(s) and showed an interest in our service (in our advertisers services)

    Ganesh
    Don’t they accept signups from other countries?
    A: Yes, we do.

    DanGTD
    Their “news” are from the last year.
    A: We send out monthly news and updated to all our affiliates. I think an affiliate is mainly interested OR should be interested in http://t3leads.com/leads_pricing.html and accept ratio.

    Thank you very much for your attention and time.
    David
    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

    -‘If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way;
    If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse’. – unknown

  24. Thanks John, i was looking for a new adpartner, this one sounds really great. Thank you for mentaing such a high quality blog! :mrgreen:

  25. Lara Kulpa says:

    Okay, so I decided to give it a shot, and I’m really bothered by something: The fact that when you go to the banners page, more than half the banners/images are using VERY poor grammar. I understand their base is in Russia, but if you want to come to a site like JohnChow.com, and get yourself being used by English-speaking people, you need to get this stuff figured out…

    “Seeking for Insurance?”
    “Thinking about purchase your dream home”
    “Make Your Dream Come Reality”
    “$1500 Now Available – Half Price”

    These don’t make sense, and make you, and the person linking to you, look lazy and ignorant. If you’re going to do something like this, you REALLY REALLY REALLY need to have an American or other native English speaking person check over your site. This makes me very wary that you and your company now have my info… if you’re not taking care with your company’s presentation, how are you taking care of me and my information?

    ———-

    Michael? You should know better than to promote something like this when it’s so shoddy and not user-friendly.

    John? You should’ve double checked this one yourself before allowing Michael to post it.

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      Bravo Lara,
      I am very impressed with your style.

  26. Joe Garraffo says:

    Great post John, very detailed. I will check them out when I get to the office, later.

    – Joe

  27. Do I need my own website or can I also use my blog.I like blog more than website.

  28. David says:

    Hi Lara Kulpa

    With all respect, I would like to discuss with you on the phone… I am really interested to hear your experience with companies that does have very high quality Banners and REALLY REALLY REALLY an American or other native English speaking person on support.

    Your information has been deleted from our system per your request.
    FYI – we have only 3-5% traffic comming from banners, that is the reason why we do not update the list of banners, but we will look at that space considering your Post here.

    Like I always say,
    “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way;
    If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse’. – unknown

    Thank you All
    David

  29. David says:

    Hi matjaz krajnc

    You can use your site or your blog.
    You may also install a private feed, you may find instuctions at:
    http://forum.t3leads.com/index.php?s=fbac8ddfd54beb438ae3382a8aef59bb&showtopic=35&st=0&p=88&#entry88

    You may alsy place an Iframe.

    Sample:
    Public feed: https://debt-settlement-quote.com
    Private feed: http://call4debthelp.com

    Any questions, please let me know.

    Thank you
    David

    Thank you
    David

  30. David says:

    Hi,

    This is one of the our webmasters traffic/leads/earnings report on Auto Loan, Payday Loan and Debt verticals.

    Direct link to a screen shot:
    http://satellitpro.ru/123.JPG

    He is located in Russia, and the link is from one of the largest Russian SEO forum.

    http://forum.searchengines.ru/forumdisplay.php?f=35 (on 1st spot)
    http://forum.searchengines.ru/showthread.php?t=251961

    Thank you
    David

  31. Jim says:

    Not to trounce on this company, but I think any western affiliate should have reservations as it pertains to the grammatical inconsistencies, sub-par design and unknown offers. I read johnchow.com almost daily and I am surprised this network got a review. I would not and will not give my tax id number to a company that does not appear to be trustworthy.

    However, I do respect the effort that David is placing in gaining the trust of new affiliates. Unfortunately, the US/Canadian affiliate is very smart and market aware. We have a lot of excellent choices for affiliate networks in the US/Canada, so in order to gain my business I would need to at least get the feeling that this company is as savvy as I am about leads. In this case I am not so sure. Looking at the homepage and FAQ page there are just too many grammatical mistakes for me to feel comfortable at this time.
    I speak Russian, have first generation Russian family and I understand the way business is done in Russia and within the Russian community. I don’t want to make any generalizations, but I have seen other Russian owned businesses that fail to understand the importance of western quality expectations.
    I would highly recommend t3leads get some western consultants or employees on board to help build brand recognition, but I look forward to the new design as per David’s comments and I wish them the best of luck in their endeavor.

    Welcome to the wolf’s den T3! :mrgreen:

  32. Bonie says:

    i must try this one 🙂 thanks for nice info John…

  33. David says:

    Hi everybody,
    I really appreciate that you guys visited our Affiliate Network!

    To start I would like to mention that I totaly agree with you, to my opinion in Lead Generation & CPA Networks the most importrant thing is to have nice and clean design and content, (by the way – we are working on the new t3 design almost 1 month and will be live by the end Aug.) On other hand I would like to add that many USA companies with Nice and Clean design are sending traffic to T3, or XML post, which means that the most important is to have nice and clean feeds (please check our sites) that will convert your traffic with the high payout per lead.

    Thank you
    David

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