Optimizer FAQ

You’ll need to complete Trada’s Optimizer application. If you are accepted, you’ll be able to create a marketplace login and password. Note: if you don’t hear back from Trada right away, it is because we have a backlog of qualified applicants. Trada’s marketplace is very selective, and we ask that you be patient.Become a Trada Optimizer graphic

What can I expect right away?

Inside the marketplace, we have have a progressive access system, so you’ll need to do well on a few campaigns to show us you understand and can execute highly sophisticated, CPA-driven campaigns. We’ll help you by providing all the data you need to see where you’re doing well. When you do great work (drive performance for advertisers), you’ll level up and get access to more campaigns.

Is there a fee to become an Optimizer?

No, there’s no cost to become an Optimizer. We don’t ask you for a credit card, and you won’t be asked to pay for training.

How do I earn money in Trada?

Your pay is directly related to your ability to drive conversions for an advertiser. This model allows Trada to have an industry-leading retention rate, and the Marketplace is designed around this performance-based model.

We work with advertisers to set an optimal price for a conversion, or action (say $30). If you can generate conversions for less ad spend than the advertiser’s target conversion payout price (maybe you get a conversion for $27), then you split the difference between the payout price and the cost of the conversion ($3) with Trada. We split the difference for every conversion you generate. It adds up.

What are Trada’s marketplace fees?

Trada takes half of your gross earnings as our fee for creating and running the Trada marketplace. Remember, when you work for Trada, you earn money risk-free and can work as little or as much as you like. You don’t have to find or manage clients. You can work wherever you want in the world. And our Optimizers have agreed that this is a fair price to pay: we have hundreds of happy, productive paid search experts working in Trada.

How do I get paid?

Trada’s advertising experts receive a check in U.S. dollars once a month. We run payments the last day of every month, and Optimizers receive a check within the first week of the following month (i.e. payments for April earnings are mailed the first week in May). Currently, we send a U.S. check to where you reside. We will be offering different forms of payments in the future.

What’s the fine print?

In order to comply with labor laws, you must be 18 years to work in the marketplace. There are no exceptions.

We also require that you use your real name in the Trada marketplace. Our advertisers want to know the Optimizers working on their campaigns.

To get paid, US citizens must complete a W-9 form and submit it via email/ fax. To download a W-9 form, click here.

A W-9 form is required only from U.S. citizens.