How Does it Work?
As an affiliate team member partner, you are essentially part of our sales team. For every person you refer to our site that makes a purchase, you get a commission. The more people you refer, the better chances you have of making more money.
Do we accept coupon site affiliation?
Sorry, No. We do not accept coupon site affiliation because they do not generate new traffic or sales.
How Do I Successfully Promote ?
The most popular is by linking to our site with either a banner advertisement or a text link. We provide you with several examples and banner ads so it’s easy for you to get started right away. Other popular methods are on social media, social forums and referrals from colleagues
How Quickly Can I Get Started?
Our short application only takes a minute to complete and you are approved into our program. From within your affiliate account, you will have access to our library of banners which are embedded with your unique tracking code. That’s how we’ll be able to tell if a referral came from you or somebody else.
How Much Money Can I Make?
We offer % commission from each successful sale. There is no limit in the amount you can earn each month. The harder you work to promote us, the better chances you have of making more money.
How Does The Program Work?
For example, say person views the banner ad, post, comment or other content you created with the promotion. They click through it and purchase one of our plugins. You will earn a % commission. The commission or the order needs to be 30 days old to withdraw the commission.
How Will I Know if I Earned a Commission?
You will instantly be notified via email when a sale has taken place. All you need to do is follow the steps below and then place banner or text ads on your website embedded with your affiliate id. It’s that easy and doesn’t cost anything to join! We even have free analytics so you can see how many click-thrus you’re generating.
How Do I Get Paid?
All affiliate payments are made via PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, please sign up for one first. It usually takes a few days for them to verify your information. You also need to make sure your payment method and PayPal email address are correctly entered within your affiliate account. Any account incorrectly setup will not be paid for that cycle.
When are Payouts Made?
At the end of each month, we run a report to see how many affiliate sales were made. Each transaction is manually audited due to an increase in affiliate fraud. Assuming your affiliate commissions are valid (see “I Made a Sale but didn’t get Paid” below), payments for the prior month will then be sent to your PayPal account by the end of the next month. For example, if you had three sales in August, you will be paid by September 31st. The minimum payout amount is $250.
Can I Earn Commissions from My Own Purchases?
No. You will not receive credit when purchasing one or more products through your own affiliate link. You may receive an automatic notification from us to let you know that a sale has taken place, but your affiliate payout will not include this amount. Please don’t try to cheat the program by using another email address or some other clever method. We like to work with honest team members, please respect us and be honest too. We can easily tell if someone purchased our products through their own affiliate link. Bottom line: If there is any question about the legitimacy of the affiliate sale, you will not be paid.
Can I Earn Commissions from Product Upgrades?
Sorry, not at this time. We are not offering any commission for upgrades and license renewals.
How Long Does the Affiliate Referral Last for?
Whenever a visitor clicks through your affiliate link, a 30-day cookie is set. If they make a purchase within those 30 days (and they don’t clear their cookies), you get credit for the sale.
How Does the Affiliate Cookie Work?
When someone clicks on your affiliate link, they are redirected to our website and a cookie is set (affwp_ref) with your affiliate id. As long as they don’t clear their cookies or click on another affiliate link before checking out, the sale will be credited to you. What occasionally happens is a person clicks on your affiliate link, gets redirected to our website and before checking out, searches Google for a coupon code.
If the user already has a cookie already set for our site, that means someone came to our site from an affiliate link 2 days ago and he is researching more about our products in different sites, then goes to another site and that has an affiliate link for us too. There will be one cookie which was set 2 days ago. The new affiliate cookie will not be placed. That means the only the first referrer will get the commission.
Can I use Paid Search to Promote?
Yes, but there are some limitations. We recommend advertising on sites such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, Linked In and Facebook as long as you stay within the following guidelines. Only select keywords can be used. You may not advertise on BizSwoop brand-related keywords. All keywords need to be reviewed and approved prior to starting any keyword campaigns. All affiliate sales generated from non approved keywords during the month will be nullified and commissions not paid out.
Can I Setup a Dedicated Website to Promote BizSwoop?
Technically yes, but you may not use domain names with BizSwoop brand-related keywords for the sole purpose of affiliate click-thrus. All domain names need to be approved by us. You also may not mislead visitors with masked urls and/or inaccurate coupon codes (click me for 20% off) links. These sort of websites are not only against our affiliate terms, but also likely viewed by Google as link schemes. Any affiliate sales made via these dedicated BizSwoop brand-related keyword sites and/or misleading coupon codes will be voided out and not paid. If the domain name is not approved by us, this will also be voided out and not paid
I Made a Sale but didn’t get Paid
If you made a sale but never received payment for it, chances are it was either voided based on our audit or your affiliate account is incomplete. We must have a minimum of your full name, email address, country, completed tax form on file, and your “Payout Method” set on the “Payout Details” page. If we suspect a fraudulent affiliate sale, the commission will not be paid out and the affiliate runs the risk of losing their affiliate account. If you forgot to set your “Payout Method” and commissions have already been paid for that month, you will get paid the following month instead. We occasionally do make mistakes so if you have a valid case, please send our support team a message including the details of your transaction. Unpaid transactions older than 60 days cannot be disputed.
Minimum Payout amount
We pay our affiliate partners once a month. Minimum $250 USD credit required to get paid
Why do I need to Submit a Tax Form?
Being a US company, we are legally required to collect either a W-9 (US affiliate) or a W-8BEN (non-US affiliate) before any affiliate commissions are paid out. You don’t need to have a tax form on file to activate and promote our products, however you will before any affiliate commissions are paid to you. The good news is you only have to do it once and it takes less than 5 minutes to complete. It’s paperless and can be digitally signed too. No hassle of having to fill out, print, sign it, scan, and send back. Oh, and did we mention it saves trees?
Here’s how it works. If you made $500 or more for the current year, we will file a 1099-MISC which includes your affiliate earnings. Without this form on file, we are unable to process your affiliate commissions, however you will continue to accumulate any sales in the meantime. Please be aware that if you fail to submit a completed tax form before December 31 (of the current year), you will forfeit all affiliate commissions earned during that year. If you have not yet submitted your tax form to us, please login to your affiliate account and then click on “Payout Details” for instructions on how to proceed.
I Made a Sale but now it’s Showing up as a Credit
This usually means a purchase of one of our products was reversed due to a fraudulent transaction. Our payment gateway automatically refunds the money which means the commission you earned gets returned as well. We know, it sucks and we both lose out. It could also mean that the affiliate sale was reversed because it was not made following our affiliate guidelines.