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CPA Tank Now Enlisting Top-Notch Affiliates

written by Michael Kwan on August 31, 2011

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Regular readers of John Chow dot Com are likely already somewhat familiar with the world of affiliate marketing. However, with so many different affiliate networks out there with so many different offers and affiliate managers, it can still be so difficult to figure out what’s what. And it can also saturate the market a little too much too.

Offering a slightly different approach is CPA Tank. This network was actually founded by people who had previously made their living as affiliates. As we make our way through today’s review, we’ll take a look at how this platoon blasts away the competition and separates itself from the crowd.

Everyone Can Apply, But…

You know how an army can protect its country’s borders? You can almost think about the military motif of CPA Tank following a similar kind of philosophy. While everyone is invited to apply, not everyone is going to be approved. Instead, the network owners strive to keep its member base small and strong.

This serves several purposes. It means that they have an easier time handling all the concerns of its members, since there aren’t as many of them. The logistics are just simpler. More importantly, it means that they are able to choose just the cream of the crop, affiliates who they believe won’t cheat the system and keep true to their promises.

By keeping this team small, it also means that they are able to keep out the fraudsters, keep the methods only for loyal affiliates, keep the payouts high, and keep the methodology unsaturated. Seeing the same banner everywhere just doesn’t work all that well for the individual affiliates, but unique content and unique methods can work for a smaller group of affiliates.

A Look at the Affiliate Dashboard

As far as the user interface for the affiliate dashboard, you won’t find too much that looks foreign if you already have an account with another affiliate network.

The main page of the dashboard gives you at-a-glance information about your account. This includes the campaign summary chart toward the top, a list of updates from the network, and a brief performance report with your commissions earned today, week to date, seven-day, month to date, year to date, and so on.

The really simple color scheme is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it makes everything look quite clean. On the other hand, it also means you could be spending just a little more time finding exactly what you want to find. I also found the default font size to be a little on the small side, but you can of course change that in your browser.

What Offers Are Available?

Over at CPA Tank, the current biggest focus is on email submits, but this affiliate network runs through a range of verticals too. These include many strong offers in dating, credit reports, games, work at home, mobile, free offers, and more.

However, in keeping with the private and “exclusive” nature of CPA Tank, you’ll find that most of these offers aren’t openly available right out of the box. Instead, you have to “apply” to promote each of these offers before you are able to access the creatives and get your unique link. This helps with reducing saturation, but it can be frustrating for some folks who would rather just get down to business.

At the same time, your patience is rewarded. Whereas other affiliate networks can take anywhere from 20-50% as a commission, CPA Tank works with a very low profit margin. They pay a 95% commission to affiliates, meaning that they only charge 5% as a fee. This demonstrates that the network is very much affiliate-focused rather than advertiser-focused.

Payment and Other Details

Don’t let the seemingly simple interface fool you. CPA Tank can prove to be a powerful ally for successful affiliates. Many network members are paid weekly, the payouts are consistently high, and the range of offers is quite appealing too. To keep up with the high payouts, though, several ground rules are in place.

With military-like strictness, CPA Tank will not allow iframes or direct linking (you always have to redirect through your own domain). Furthermore, several offers cannot be incentivized. There is also no referral program, since they want to keep CPA Tank as an exclusive privilege. Are you special enough to enlist?

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d3so September 1, 2011 at 1:34 am

You failed to mention specific payment terms and thresholds. Those are very crucial in determining whether to join a network.

Technary September 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

If any Min Payouts or any conditions for applying it should be listed.

PPC Ian September 4, 2011 at 11:31 am

Great post! CPA Tank is a great affiliate network. I’m friends with their founder and CEO, Vito, and he’s a very strong leader. If you’re in affiliate marketing, I definitely recommend checking out CPA Tank and seeing if it’s the right fit for you!

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

It must be nice to share your experiences with the CEO,Vito. Thanks for you(PPC Ian) too for recommending.

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

Hey Ian,

Thank you so much for your support. We will need to collaborate on another blog post soon as the previous one we did together about Email Submits turned out to be a big hit. People still talking about it!

Appreciate all you’ve done to help CPATank. Thank you!

Instant Eye Lift September 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

CPA Tank doesn’t have a min payout at this stage.

Instant Eye Lift September 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I informed that CPA Tank had “no min payout”. However, it seems there are minimum payouts – http://www.cpatank.com/payments.php

Taken from their payments page (as linked above)

CPATank believes in a digital environment, so we make sure that payments reach you as fast as possible by paying you either by bank wire or PayPal the day the payment is due. No sitting around waiting for a check in the mail. We pay ON OR BEFORE the date the payment is due by the following methods:

Domestic Wires: $500 minimum with $20 fee
ACH: $50 min with $5 fee
Int Wires: $500 min with $45 fee
Paypal: $50 min with $5 fee
Checks: $100 min with NO fee
And also PAYONEER DEBIT CARDS COMING SOON!

Gift Ideas September 13, 2011 at 3:48 am

it is all over the world or selected countries.

fazal mayar September 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm

you are so right and you also forgot the countries, i mean if its international you can be sure to have more people try to make money

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Yes, its globalization. Global audience is huge., and who does`nt want to make money?

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

We actually have one of the largest inventories of International Offers available ANYWHERE. We have 40+ International Dating offers for US, CA, UK, AU, NZ, China, Spain, most of Europe and Asia, Central America, South America and more. We also have strong international Mobile deals, at least 10 countries as well.

We accept publishers from all over the world REFERRAL ONLY but if we have some reputable mutual friends on Facebook your account will be approved without any issues. Hope that answers your question!

Erwin Miradi September 3, 2011 at 11:19 am

Yeah. We at least need to know about the minimum payout before joining.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 4, 2011 at 5:34 am

Seems to me that we missed too many things here and would love to see the edited version of this post.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

min payout is really important while opting for any publisher or affiliate program.

Email List Building September 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

Hey Michael,

Nice and informative post with some details missing but those can be found by those interested enough to look into it.

I’m not sure if I should be impressed or put off by their military-like structure though.

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

Structure is good! For the record, I don’t actually think I am a General, it’s just a nickname, and we keep the hustle fun.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 1, 2011 at 1:58 am

Intro is sounding really awesome to me. Lets see how long they will be able to keep inn that way ….

Abhishek Bharadwaj September 1, 2011 at 2:45 am

I am sure, they can keep it for long time

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

hey ZK, I actually have run several successful boutique networks and advertisers in the past so I have been in the space for over 5 years without a single payment missed. Since we started CPATank almost 2 years ago, we have always held at least five times our float in cash so there is no chance of us ever missing a payment.

Reputation is everything in this business and we have built ours on a new foundation.

[email protected] September 1, 2011 at 2:43 am

95% commission ,this likely is something to try out ,as you say,never put your eggs in one basket,so giving multiple platforms like this a chance can result in finding what may be quite usable for you in the long run.

Technary September 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

95% is really a big take. so what might the seller earn from the remaining 5% ?

Michael Kwan September 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

You misunderstand. It means that you (as the affiliate) earn 95% of what CPA Tank charges advertisers for the offer. This means that CPA Tank earns 5%.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I was talking about CPA tank as a seller. Anyways, 5% commission for CPA tank is very less. what will they earn? The selling prices of the products or signups must be huge!

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

We actually are focused on volume. 5% of a million dollars is still $50,000! We focus on doing millions in volume and so far it has been a very effective business model for us.

However, we still value relationships of any size as long as the affiliates are honest and ambitious.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 4, 2011 at 5:35 am

Sounding like its upto 95% and after that condition apply …

Instant Eye Lift September 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

No CPA tank take 5% you keep 95%

Phil September 1, 2011 at 4:41 am

Interesting approach. Real marketeers at work here.
The question is no longer: “Is this network worth joining?”
But: “Are YOU special enough to enlist?”

MykeTech September 1, 2011 at 8:12 am

Haha.. Exactly.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm

The real question is , anyone got paid from it? and is it really that effective?

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

You can check out over 200 affiliate testimonials on Affiliate Paying and IM Report Card many that include Payment Proof as evidence of their success with CPATank!

fas September 1, 2011 at 5:29 am

That is a very good step by them.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

yes, nice step. attractive affiliate earnings i must say.

Impersky Dmitry September 1, 2011 at 7:39 am

Thanks for interesting info!

Technary September 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

The Affiliate Dashboard looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

PPC Ian September 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

Yes indeed, CPA Tank rocks, definitely worth checking out. If you’re an affiliate marketer, CPA Tank should be part of your income in my opinion.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Thanks for your opinion. I will start it as soon I get to know the min payout and whether they have strict(I need easy) approval system.

Instant Eye Lift September 6, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Are you a member of CPA Tank, Ian?

thetipsblog September 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

It’s look interesting. But we need to look carefully before getting our hand into this network.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 4, 2011 at 5:38 am

Yes there are many scams and similar companies force us to think twice before joining any new one.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Yes there are many scam sites. But it must be special as this guest post must be accepted by Mr.John!

Yayson Potter September 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Thanks for the post and I really like the affiliate dashboard. It’s a very interesting approach to limit the number of affiliate marketers and in turn give 95% commission. Will have to be something to look further into.

Whitney September 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

CPA tank…hmm, never heard of it! But, after reading this post, it seems like a very lucrative opportunity…I would actually consider joining this as it would probably a sure fire money maker. Thanks for posting this John!

Lalit September 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Thanks for the information sharing. Although I am not an affiliate there but I will try to be one and hope they accept me.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 4, 2011 at 5:39 am

Any past experience ?

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Tell me your past experience in affiliate marketing. Tell me one of the best affiliate marketing company which offers money to affiliates to just free sign ups.

Property Marbella September 2, 2011 at 5:18 am

They are so many Different affiliate networks on the market so it’s hard to keep them apart and find out which one is best. Why can not someone make a website similar to Web Hosting Choice and The Top 10 Web Hosting Companies?

Lalit September 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm

This is the great idea and even a post mentioning top 10 will be fine for me.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 4, 2011 at 5:41 am

Hube competition my friend … And many have applied this trick alreasy.

MykeTech September 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

Best of luck! Does anyone know the requirements to join?

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

me too waiting for the requirements and the min payout, to join this network.

Erwin Miradi September 3, 2011 at 11:18 am

Looks good. But anyway what is the requirements to join? And what’s the minimum pay out?

Nick Throlson September 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm

CPA Tank has come a long way glad to see them more involved in the affiliate space!

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

Thank you for the support Nick appreciate you very much.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Anyone who is using CPA tank. Please provide this information:
1. Min Payout
2. Requirements to join
3. Your personal experience uptil now.
4. Have you got paid from CPA tank. If yes then is it worth continuing and earn more?

MistaJohn September 5, 2011 at 5:26 am

1) No Minimum Payout – Biweekly with no holds for all affiliates, Weekly with 4 week history, Daily with $10,000 in earnings.

2) CPATank works with MANY different levels of affiliates, some who make $50 a day and some who make over $10,000- $XXX,000 a week, so make sure to apply and find out how CPATank and its managers can help you grow your bottom line. We never turn a good man away, so apply today.

3) Before climbing the ranks to working with CPAtank/Vito, I was an affiliate with CPATank for a year – hands down the best treatment I’ve ever received, Vito and his crew respect affiliates and will hold you in the highest regard (over advertisers). Vito checked in with me daily to ask how he could help me scale campaigns, and often I took him up on his offer and did very well. I built such a good friendship with him that we now partner on projects – stand-up guy and stand-up network.

4) Paid like clockwork, you’ll never have to chase down your earnings. There’s no cap on your earning potential – if you earn 10K this week, you’ll have 10k in your pocket on Wednesday, simple as that.

If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them here – yes, I work with Vito but I’ll always give you an unbiased response. Have a fantastic Labor Day everyone!

allan stuart September 7, 2011 at 4:05 am

great honest opinion Mista.. getting USD 10 000 is a lot man… currently i only targeted USD30 in a day for all my ventures… seem to little, but at least i try.. i have tried to sign up with various affiliate network before but always been rejected.. hope i am eligible for this network.

MistaJohn September 7, 2011 at 9:54 am

Hi Allan

Everyone has to start somewhere – and if you can generate $30/day, you can scale up to $100, $200 and beyond.

You’ve already cracked the code by having the ability to generate $1/day – that’s the tough part … scaling is easy to plot.

Look me up on CPATank’s contact page and hit me up any time – I’ll be happy to help you scale.

Vito Glazers September 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

1) Here is our payment information in detail listed on our Blog and our Payments Page

Payment Methods and Minimums:

-Check ($50 Minimum! NO FEE!)
-ACH ($50 Minimum, $5 Fee)
-Paypal ($500 Minimum, $5 Fee)
-Wire ($500 Minimum, Fees Vary)
-Payoneer Debit Card (Must have $10,000 Revenue to qualify)

3) Payment Terms

Our STANDARD Pay Terms are 1st-15th Pays 18th, 16th-31st Pays 3rd (Biweekly net 3). Even if your account says MONTHLY, NOBODY is paid monthly. Everyone is paid biweekly net 3 from your very first day with CPATank.

**WEEKLY PAYMENTS** are available to affiliates who do a minimum of $500 a week revenue TWO consecutive weeks in a row. After TWO weeks in a row of exceeding $500 revenue you may ask to be approved for weekly pay.

If you are not doing at least five hundred a week you will be paid every 15 days which is still great!
As always, DAILY PAYMENTS are available WITH NO FEE to all affiliates who do over $10,000 a day in revenue on Email Submits.

2) We have no requirements to join! However, if you do not want to wait 30 days to have your account approved, you need a referral from an active CPATank affiliate OR add me on Facebook and if we have reputable mutual friends I can also expedite your account.

3 + 4) If you would like to read testimonials of our affiliates and see proof of their earnings for the past 2 years please visit the CPATank section on Affiliate Paying, we also have an A+ Rating on IM Report Card.

SALUTE SUCCESS!

Buy a Blog September 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

Good Network, hope we can do something with that.
Thank you

Flo - CPAtank4 September 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

I am Flo / CPAtank4- Affiliate Relationship Manager. I am online practically 24/7 (almost) to give you the support you need to ball hard in this industry. With our weekly payouts and no holds there is no reason why every single one of you is not making the money you deserve. I will work with you one on one to overcome any obstacles and develop a relationship. Persistence, self motivation and a great network is all you need to continue and succeed.I am dedicated to your success with CPAtank.

Make Money Helper September 23, 2011 at 2:01 am

CPA Tank looks very promising. Will apply for it now and write a review on my blog about it after having tested it thoughroughly.

john@web design london September 23, 2011 at 2:18 am

Choosing the top affiliate are the main thing for earning

Make Money Helper September 29, 2011 at 7:40 am

I registered like almost 1 week ago, but have not herd back from them. Does it usually take that long to get approved/rejected?

Make Money Helper October 2, 2011 at 11:11 am

I still haven’t heard from them, so guessing this is a “no no” from me.