T3leads Introduces Third-Gen Affiliate Network

Take a stroll with me down memory lane. Allow me to open the door for you as we step into my time machine. If you’re thinking that the subject of today’s review sounds a little familiar, then you’ve been reading my reviews on John’s blog for quite some time.

That’s because I’ve already looked at T3leads before. It was quite some time ago, in Internet terms, that I first reviewed the pay-per-lead affiliate program and they have since updated to the third generation of the platform. What’s new? Let’s find out.

Generating Leads for Profit

When I first looked at T3leads, it was an affiliate network that focused exclusively on lead generation for its advertisers. That hasn’t changed and that is still the core service being offered. This is unlike some other affiliate networks that also dabble in other cost-per-action (CPA) offers, per-sale offers, percentage-of-sale offers, and so on.

If you already have an account with T3leads, naturally, it still works with the updated version of the network. Logging into your account, however, you are treated to a completely revamped user dashboard. There are six navigational buttons across the top, as well as an “at a glance” widget in top-right corner.

The reporting utility is fairly standard, allowing you to filter based on date ranges, product, channel type, and so forth. As before, T3leads pays out on a twice-monthly basis with a minimum payment threshold of $100. If you generate more than $1000 in leads a week, you can accelerate this process.

Where Are the Banners?

When you go to most other affiliate networks, you get to sift through a series of offers, check out their effective CPA rates, and look at the different ad creatives available. These can include email text, text links, banner ads, interstitials, and so on. T3leads doesn’t do all that.

Instead, there are two core options for promoting the different products available through the network. You can direct people to the “public” sites, as shown above. These are domains already used by T3leads and they are pre-populated with the forms to collect your leads.

Alternatively, you can look into the “private” sites. These are website templates that you can download from T3leads and they come with full content management systems. You can alter and adjust them as you see fit and host them on your own servers on your own domains.

There are naturally pros and cons to either approach, of course, so it’s up to you which path you choose to take with T3leads. Or you could choose to use a combination of both. It’s up to you.

How Much Money Can I Make?

This was a bit of an issue when I first reviewed T3leads many moons ago and it’s still a sticking point with me as I review it today. Unlike other affiliate networks that clearly outline how much you’ll make per lead (or sale), whether it be a set dollar amount or a percentage of a sale, T3leads doesn’t do that.

From what I can gather, they say they work to maximize your income and this is dependent on a number of different factors. That may be so, but since you are getting paid per lead, I would like to see some dollar figures in black and white.

I also found that there were some sections on the site, both from the main site and within the affiliate dashboard, that were “broken” in one way or another. For instance, you can see a FAQ section depicted above in relation to the CMS and installation. It’s blank.

There is also a link on the T3lead homepage that leads to a dead end rather than the right page. It’s about attention to detail and these little things take some weight away from this network.

Should you sign up and use T3leads? That’s up to you to decide. I do like the pre-built websites and the option of using their CMS to build your own sites. On the other hand, it’s unfortunate that you are stuck choosing just a category (and not a specific advertiser) and you don’t get much in terms of hard dollar figures for your commissions.


28 thoughts on “T3leads Introduces Third-Gen Affiliate Network”

  1. Dino Vedo says:

    Interesting affiliate network! I wonder what the average lead is and if they pay different amounts for each type of lead, as a insurance lead may be more expensive than a generic lead etc…

    1. I think this network would only really appeal to me if it could compare favorably with other more established companies… but we don’t really have the facts and figures to see that.

      1. d3so says:

        It does look like an interesting company. I agree, a comparison to other networks would be helpful.

    2. It seems like a very interesting company. I would guess they pay differently for different leads. Can’t really see them paying the same for generic and insurance.

  2. SEO Cat says:

    Half interesting, half not at all, maybe I should try it, but, if I don’t know how much amount I’m going to earn, I prefer to be a little bit skeptic

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I agree. Now that Google AdSense has disclosed how much they are paying publishers, there is no reason for any network to hold this kind of information back.

      1. SEOCat says:

        That’s true, but Google AdSense have been doing that for a long time, and that kind of things are not very “ethical”

        I think that, working on this kind of programs, you should know how much you earn at every moment.

  3. I’m not sure about this.

    It has interesting aspects but with no clear information about payouts and some links going nowhere I think that they need to improve before I’d consider looking into trying it.

    Thanks for the review.

  4. I don’t get it. They are an old affiliate network which pay on pay-per-lead basis. They don’t need a review from Johnchow.

  5. Jeff Caceres says:

    I’ve been a member of T3Leads before, but made no money about them. Most of their leads are credit cards, loans, debt consolidations and insurances. They are an old affiliate network, but considered to be potential in earning money with them. They also have an option that they can create website for affiliates as a landing page for each T3Lead product, but I don’t know what’s their new system now.

    1. Thanks for that personal insight. Good information to have!

  6. poorblogger says:

    Whoa. Look interesting.. Maybe t3leads suit to me

  7. Payouts not listed = no go.

  8. Dimitris says:

    Sounds interesting, plus I like the fact that they support paypal with International affilliates.
    I will have a closer look when I set up my new lists.

  9. SEO Marc says:

    Phantom payouts per lead, that is not kosher in my book. Can’t set up a proper PPC campaign without knowing the numbers. If they put up a mobile based lead-gen I might be interested.

  10. I agree with Michael, broken links, empty FAQ pages and no clear info about how much you earn per lead. Not really tempting to sign up for, SY

  11. Jamie says:

    Thank you for taking the time to check out T3Leads new platform. I would like to take a second to address a few of the concerns that have come to our attention.

    First, the FAQ section in regards to the CMS Installation is still under development. Because we have just launched our system, we will contribute to the FAQ section as the questions come in. That said, there are clear instructions under: Feed Installation Steps (CMS) presented in both the Installation Manual and the CMS Manual.

    Next, our price payouts are clearly listed by lead type under our “Web Properties” section that is found on our home page. Payments are dynamic and based on traffic quality.

    We appreciate your concerns and please follow up with us if you have any remaining questions.

    1. Jamie says:

      To clear up any confusion, we are not a new affiliate network and are not promoting as such. Rather. we have recently launched our new system, an upgraded CMS and LMS, as well as enhanced our platform. However, the core values of T3Lead’s affiliate success remain the same.

  12. Great post John.Longest post I saw you wright in a long time.

    1. It was Michael who ‘wrogth’ this post. SY

      1. you are so write 😉

  13. Jon Walters says:

    T3 Leads is the best. I would sell my soul for them.

    1. Why? I mean you should back-up this statement a bit, don’t you think? SY

      1. Yes, please. Jon, you seem to be the only one with anything positive, though cryptic, to say, so why not expand for the benefit of other readers? What is good about T3 Leads as a company?

        1. Jon Walters says:

          Are you kidding me? Obviously affiliates don’t know who they are dealing with.. David Gasparian? He is my hero and helped me make more money than most of you will make in your life. This man is a genius and a savior. Just try things before you bash them. That’s why your sitting on a honda and im sitting on a bentley. Stop posting to stupid blogs and get up and make some money will ya?

  14. Kate Kutny says:

    I might sign up with T3 Network soon! Did you sign up with them John? I def. will sign up under you with your other Networks that you use right now! Because of all the help you have given me! You deserve it.

  15. I have never hear of T3leads, very precise review but a little deeper research is needed. So far sounds fantastic and if happy with other feedback will def sign up…thanks!

  16. Arif Nezami says:

    Quiet happy with my current Affiliates. Hope soon will get start with T3leads too. Thanks buddy…

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