Higher or lower Payout thresholds

Higher or lower Payout thresholds

Discussion in 'Affiliate Discussion' started by JennyJ, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Ben

    Ben Active Member

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    There you go! Then I would just set it at the minimum just in case something comes up and you stop selling something and still have a larger amount stuck in your account.
     
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    miha New Member

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    Set lower payout limit is also my strategy
     
  3. JennyJ

    JennyJ Member

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    I have always done that myself but I was asking because it seemed strange that anyone would set a higher limit without good reason which is why I asked about this.
     
  4. Catherine1

    Catherine1 Active Member

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    I have always just set mine at the minimums and have never seen any good reason to set them higher. Maybe if you wanted to save up for a big payday or something but I wouldn't understand why you would want to do it that way.
     
  5. JennyJ

    JennyJ Member

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    Same with me and that's why I can't understand what the benefits of setting them higher would be.

    I wouldn't want to leave them in an account to save up myself though. What is something goes wrong and your account gets closed or banned? What if the company closes? You would probably lose everything in your account if something like that happened.
     
  6. Maria Marketing

    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    I have always set mine to whatever the minimum is just because I don't like leaving money in my accounts unless I have to.

    That way you can have the money in your bank when you need it.
     
  7. JennyJ

    JennyJ Member

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    I don't like to either and that's why I was wondering why people would even do it.
     
  8. Maria Marketing

    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    Maybe just to say they got bigger commission checks.
     
  9. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    I always set my payout thresholds to the lowest amount that is allowed. I don't like leaving money that I earned sitting in an account somewhere unless there is a very good reason.
     
  10. JennyJ

    JennyJ Member

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    That seems to be the general thinking by people so I don't understand why there would even be an option for setting it higher.
     
  11. Will247

    Will247 Member

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    On every affiliate program or network I have ever used I always set the payout thresholds to the lowest possible. It doesn't make good sense to set them higher for no goo reason.

    What if the program shuts down, has problems, you account get hacked or there is some other problem that causes you to lose that money? All your work would have been for nothing.

    Set them at the lowest amount that is possible so that can give you some level of security against losing bigger amounts of money.
     
  12. JennyJ

    JennyJ Member

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    I fully agree with you and that's one of the main reason why I asked this question. It just seems strange to set it higher for no good reason.
     
  13. Will247

    Will247 Member

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    Maybe they are just using it as a savings account to save up and get a big payout. I sure hope it's not that because that would be really dumb because they are not paying any kind of interest on the money while it's sitting in your account.
     
  14. vishwa

    vishwa Active Member

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    You may set the payout threshold to the minimum one which is set by the affiliate networks or programs. However if you are working with clickbank than I would prefer to make the threshold a minimum of $100 because Clickbank have CDR requirements which means You have to generate at least two sales from different payment processors.
     
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    anor0428 New Member

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    I always go for lower payouts, why? Because it will be easy to reach and to withdraw. I am also afraid that if something happens to the site, I might lose all the money that I worked for, so if the site set it to lower payout, it wont that much.
     
  16. JennyJ

    JennyJ Member

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    Do you have to make 2 sales each from 2 different ones or will 1 sale each from 2 different ones work? I have not used Clickbank at all.
    That's one thing I was thinking about too. what if the program closes or the advertiser stops having their program? Then you would lose money that you should have received.
     
  17. iamreeence

    iamreeence New Member

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    Some people like saving more so they set their payout threshold higher, that way the money coming in gets stockpiled and they have more to get during the payout. I guess it would be wise to set your threshold higher if your purpose is to save big amounts, but if you doubt the affiliate program you joined, I guess it would be wise to set it to a lower threshold and try to withdraw your money every now and then.
     
  18. JennyJ

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    I like saving money myself but I was just worried that if there was any kind of problem then I might lose the money or if there was some kind of closure of a program then I might lose it.