One thing I don’t get enough time to do around here is review affiliate networks. Between work, my growing Adwords lead generation business, and my social media-based affiliate marketing, I barely get enough time to add new reviews to this site as regularly as I would like.
However, that’s no excuse – especially as I want to grow Reviews Boss into the best resource online for people looking for honest reviews of Internet marketing training products, software, applications and more.
I also want to start reviewing more affiliate networks. Being signed up to a good network can be the difference between making bank and living off tumbleweeds hat blow by your door. I’ve worked with some good networks in the past, and I’ve worked with some terrible ones, so I want to try and do my bit to give my honest opinion in different networks that I actually use. You can see an example of this here, with my honest Clickbank review.
This isn’t going to be a hugely long review, as I’m not the biggest user of Peerfly. However, I have been a member for a while now and think I know enough about the platform in order to make an informed opinion and share it with you.
What Is Peerfly?
Peerfly is an affiliate network primarily focused on CPA offers. CPA offers range from those slightly-annoying but potentially lucrative “win a $250 Starbucks gift card with completion of the following survey” offers through to as-seen-on-TV style products, education services and more. Basically, with CPA you are being paid to get people to complete a specific action.
How Much Does Peerfly Cost?
Peerfly is free to join. However, like all decent CPA networks you will need to provide information about your experience in affiliate marketing and how you plan on promoting offers. This is as opposed to a network like Clickbank, which basically allows anyone to join who meets a few basic criteria.
Things I Like About Peerfly
- Good range of offers – Peerfly has a good range of offers for many different countries and verticals. There is a solid gamut of offers, ranging from the classic CPA “enter your email address for the chance to win a $250 Starbucks Gift Card” where you earn 50 cents or a buck per lead, through to higher end offers that you would normally see on those as-seen-on-TV commercials.
- Nice, clean interface – The interface of the website is clean and easy-to-navigate. It’s not hard to work out where you need to click to get to where you want to go. Compared to some affiliate networks, this is an absolute blessing.
- Friendly service – Luke and the Peerfly team are friendly and courteous to deal with. I had an issue where my account couldn’t get payouts via Paypal because my Paypal name was not exactly the same as my Peerfly account name (I had used my full name for one and my shortened name for another). One quick email to Luke and the problem was fixed promptly and efficiently.
- Range of payout options – No matter where you live or how you like to get paid, there will probably be a payout option that suits. Paypal is there, along with check and wire transfer. There’s even Bitcoin for the more adventurous (or privacy conscious) among us.
Things I Dislike About Peerfly
- Best offers are locked – When you get into the offers, you’ll notice that many of the best/most appealing ones are locked. What this means is that you generally need to get your first payout before you can apply, or that you will need to make a manual application to promote. For example, a Hulu offer I wanted to promote to my Futurama Fan Group audience had two versions. The non-locked was an offer where the user had to sign up for a paid account with no free trial. The locked offer was for a 1-month free trial, which would rebill afterwards. As you can imagine, the locked offer would convert much better. This was reflected in the significantly higher EPC figures it had on Peerfly.
- Many offers have crazy rules – Probably my biggest gripe about Peerfly (and to be honest this is also a gripe I have for CPA offers in general) is that there are so many rules you must comply with. In particular, there are often myriad rules around traffic sources – and as with seemingly every other CPA network, traffic sources and their rules aren’t classified particularly well.
Overall, I’d say that Peerfly is definitely worth joining if you’re interested in CPA marketing. It has a good range of offers, most of which seem pretty legit (especially compared to some other CPA networks out there with some very scummy offers). Luke Kling, the Peerfly affiliate manager, is also a really great guy who is committed to seeing his affiliates succeed.