You have a lot of options when it comes to how you want to make money online. You can choose to become a professional blogger or freelance writer like me. You can choose to flip domains for profit. You can choose to develop digital products like WordPress themes and plugins.
Similarly, if you take the path of affiliate marketing, you’ll also find that there are many different advertising networks for you to consider. One of the newer players to enter the game is White Fire Media. It may not have the same level of popularity and prominence as some more established names in the business, but this review is a part of their marketing plan to get the word out and attract some more publishers (and advertisers).
If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
Do you have a flame burning inside of you, yearning to become a dot com mogul? If that’s the case, you have to be prepared to put in the hours and the effort to learn the tools of the trade. As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
I suppose that could have been the inspiration for the naming of White Fire Media, but I’m just going on personal conjecture. In short, White Fire Media is a CPA network that promises to offer the “highest payouts in the industry.”
As you may already know, the CPA (cost per action) model of advertising means that you direct traffic that completes an action of some kind. When visitors do this, you get paid a commission. On the surface, White Fire Media looks like it is very similar to nearly every other CPA network out there. It’s unfortunate that the information page doesn’t offer much in terms of information.
Navigating the User Dashboard
After you log into your account, you are presented with the standard user dashboard from White Fire Media. There are five main navigational links near the top: Home, My Account, Request Offers, My Offers, and Reporting.
From the main page, you can see the featured offers, news and events, new offers, and your manager’s contact information. Strangely, when I clicked on any of the new or featured offers, I was given a page saying that no offers could be found. Broken links are a definite no-no.
The user interface is clean and easy to understand, but this also gives the impression that it is not as robust as it can be.
Browsing the Affiliate Offers
Interestingly, White Fire Media presents its list of offers as if they are not all available for your disposal right away. Instead, you have to find them under the “Request Offers” section.
From here, you get at-a-glance information for the name of the offer, the average rating, a brief description, the payout level, category, and so on. There is a preview link to the left and a “Request Offer” button to the right. This makes it seems like you have to apply to use any given offer, but when I tried a few, they were all “approved” right away.
Clicking to find the details of a specific offer after approval, you are given the basic information for the payout, a preview, and the list of creatives. It would be nice to see how well the offer is converting for other affiliates in the network, but this functionality may be added when White Fire Media has grown some.
Reading the terms and conditions at the bottom of the signup page is the only way that you can find out about the payment details. I think that having a proper FAQ page would be preferable.
In any case, White Fire Media operates on a net-30 payment schedule based on a minimum payment amount of US$50. You will need to provide them with a valid taxpayer identification number of social security number. The assumption is that payment is made by check in the mail.
Make Money Online with White Fire Media
Is White Fire Media worth your time? This is still a very young CPA network, so they are aggressively looking to gain new publishers, as well as trust and credibility. In this semi-beta stage, White Fire Media doesn’t really have anything to set it apart from the crowd. As with anything else, your mileage will vary.