Affiliate Program - FAQs
- What is an affiliate?
Becoming an affiliate involves earning a commission by promoting the Virtual Film Festival. An affiliate partner, which is you, is rewarded a payout every time somebody buys a film program or Paddling Magazine subscription through your personal link.
- Does it cost anything to become an affiliate?
No. It is completely free to become an affiliate.
- Is there a time limit on how long I can promote my link for?
No. Your link will never expire, so long as you use it appropriately.
- How much time and effort will this require?
You can place a link on your website and social media and then leave it there forever. This is the simplest way to start gaining a passive income from your affiliate link and requires very little time and effort.
However, if you would like to get the most out of your partnership then we recommend sending your link out regularly in your newsletter, posting on your social media and updating your website with current images and copy to keep your members interested. Creating a Paddling Film Festival page on your website is a very effective way of getting people to purchase. The more people you share your link with and make purchases the more money you will earn. So it is up to you how much time and resources you dedicate.
- Who can participate?
Anyone can apply. We will grant your access by assessing what type of business you have and what your audience and motives are. We have two programs with differing commission rates. The first program is for for-profit organizations and individuals. The second is for paddling clubs and 501(c) 3 designated non-profit organizations. The commission rate is higher for non-profits because the focus of the program is fundraising.
- How are sales tracked for my site?
Through our affiliate tracking program. You will have access to a dashboard that tracks your sales and other statistics related to your links performance. This makes it easy to see how much you are earning, what your conversion rate is and how many people you are referring.
- How do I get paid?
You choose whether you would like to be paid via Paypal or cheque. Payouts are every 90 days. The minimum payout $40.
- How do I create my personal link?
It is generated for you when you sign up. You can access it from your affiliate dashboard.
- Where do I get media assets, images, banner ads?
We have created a variety of images and ads just for you. You can access them within the marketing tools tab of your dashboard. If you require any extra images or an image in a different size (for Instagram/ Facebook stories for example) then contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact us link in the footer of your affiliate dashboard.
- Who do I contact if I need technical support?
Contact Amy at; email@example.com or use the contact us link in the footer of your affiliate dashboard. You can also schedule a phone call to discuss the program and set up in person.