If you are new to CPA Marketing then here are a few tips that will help you avoid some of the common pitfalls most beginner's encounter.
First, and probably most important is you want to get accepted into a reputable CPA Network. Try to go after some of the larger networks that have been around for a few years because you definitely want to make sure your hard advertising efforts will be paid out to you in a timely manner.
You do not have to join all of them a small hand of networks will have more than enough offers for you to work with to begin on your campaigns so do not get hung up on trying to join every single network.
Also do not be discouraged if you do not get accepted into a particular CPA network, sometimes it's not you that is the determining factor it could be a time issue as some networks only accept applicants at various times. So if you are denied do not worry just continue on to the next one and suddenly you'll get accepted into one.
Once you are accepted you can now begin to pick your offers that you plan on promoting. Every affiliate is assigned an affiliate manager for each network, you should try your best to make the best use of them and become good friends with them as they can really help point you in the right direction.
They know all of the best converting offers and all you have to do is ask them what type of offers they suggest you promote. Many affiliate networks managers are more than happy to assist you since the revenue you generate also contributes to their responsibilities.
Try to stick to one or two campaigns at a time and focus on those until you either turn them into proven winners or find out that they are duds. Drop the ones that do not work and scale and grow the campaigns that do work and move on to the next one.
Keep adding more winning campaigns to your portfolio gradually and soon you'll be generating a nice steady income that will be worth all the effort that you worked so hard to achieve.