Profit Kings Media is a 1 year old Affiliate Network with a very bright future. They are specialized, dedicated and over the last year have really honed in on their competitive edge and are going to start to become a real force in the industry.
There are some very important reasons why I recommend using a network like Profit Kings Media over one of the huge “corporate” networks. First of all, they pay better, pay faster and have smarter affiliate managers who actually know the game. Not only do the affiliate managers know the game, they actually test run the offers in-house to make sure that the offers they push are actually converting profitably for people.
It really bothers me when networks recommend offers without testing them! A lot of the big “corporate” networks actually do this. They will recommend an offer just based on pure speculation. In the Affiliate Marketing world, speculation can be your death. PKM is well aware of this and they will not recommend an offer to you unless they have personally tested it and are confident (based on the numbers) that it is profitable and can be scaled up.
The level of personal attention at PKM is tremendous. They’ll sit on AIM with you and go through every step of your campaign, helping you optimize and tweak where needed or recommend where to begin in the first place. That’s something that not every network will actually do. Many say they do, but they don’t.
Profit Kings Media Breakdown:
Offers: Specializing in niches like gaming, edu, mobile, financial, biz opp, health, beauty and dating.
Competitive Edge: Street payouts are generally higher than what you get bumped to on other networks and they will beat any payout you can find elsewhere.
Payment Terms: Weekly from day 1. Daily if your volume exceeds 5 figures.
Payment Methods: ACH, Wires and Checks.
Affiliate Training: They send out network emails showing you where and how to run offers, scaling, optimization, campaign guides, tips and advice; unlike the spam you get from most networks (“hottest offers!!!”.)
I’ve noticed that since this is a (relatively) new network, the level of competition for their high quality offers is very slim. You won’t have 100 people trying to promote the offers in the exact same ways that you are. If you are newer in the industry then you might not realize how important this is but it’s VERY crucial. If you have hundreds and hundreds of competitiors running the same offers in the same way as you, it can be much more difficult. But, with PKM in particular you’re not going to have that problem as they are relatively new and there are not a ton of affiliates running traffic for each offer. In same cases the number of competitors might be in the single digits, that’s a breath of relief and knowing this you should be jumping all over this network right now if you’re not already.
I contacted the owner of Profit Kings Media for comment on my blog article on his network, and asked him the following question.
Me: If someone was debating joining your network over another network and they asked you to convince them by telling them something unique about your network which is not on your homepage, what would you tell them?
Yousif’s Response: “We absorb the risk between the advertisers and affiliates. In cases where the advertiser doesn’t pay their bill, the affiliates don’t suffer. We instead take the hit and cover our affiliates. Other networks would simply blame it on the advertiser and not pay out.”
Wow, that’s all I have to say. I went and verified this fact with some other existing affiliates that I know whom are in the network. Let me just say this. There are maybe a handful AT most of networks in the entire Affiliate Marketing business that would pay you if an advertiser didn’t pay for whatever reason or went bankrupt. It’s good to know that you are in the hands of a network that will pay you for your conversions no matter what happens on the advertiser end. And that’s how it should be. It’s a shame that more networks aren’t doing this.
It also says something about the stability of a network to know that they have the cash on hand to pay quickly regardless if a particular advertiser pays or not. There are a lot of newer networks in the Affiliate Marketing business that don’t have enough liquid cash on hand to properly run their network regardless if they are dealing with non paying advertisers or not. Not having enough cash on hand will lead to payment delays, ‘missing’ conversions and lots of trouble for the affiliates. Stick with a network that has the capital to actually run their network properly. A good way to determine this is by finding out what their policy on payment in the event that an advertiser goes bankrupt/doesn’t pay (and it should be in the terms of service to make it official.)
Profit Kings Media is a network that I’d strongly recommend. They have all their ducks in a row as far as policy, payment options, payment speed, affiliate communication, personal coaching, infrastructure, affiliate manager knowledge, quality offers and other key ingredients of a successfull affiliate network.