How do you know when someone buys through my link?
Affiliate tracking is done through the id code that is on your personal affiliate link. A cookie, a little snippet of code, goes on someone’s browser after they have clicked on your affiliate link. This cookie has your affiliate id in it, so any time that person goes to one of our sites in the future and buys something – you get a commission! This includes any products we add in the future as well. The only time this won’t work is if that person deletes all the cookies in their browser. That’s why it’s always good to remind your list of your recommendations and send news of new products and special offers. Stay cookied!
How do I know when I’ve earned a commission?
When you sign up as an affiliate, you will have access to your own control panel where you can get affiliate tools and reports. You will be able to see all your stats for clicks and commissions. You will also receive an email whenever someone buys through one of your links. If an item is refunded or there is a price adjustment after purchase, we will adjust your commissions appropriately.
When will I get paid?
You will get paid on the 8th of each month, or the first weekday after that, for the commissions earned in the previous month. There is a $10 minimum payout.
Can I buy products through my own link?
Sorry, but it is not allowed to purchase through your own affiliate link. It is also not allowed to have family members, friends, or employees purchase products for your use through your affiliate link. If we discover that you have had anyone purchase an item for your own use through your affiliate link, your account will be cancelled and deleted. This makes it fair for all customers and affiliates, including yourself.
If you purchase an item through your own link by accident, please let us know so we can reverse the commission.
Can anyone promote Content Sparks' products?
Yes, so long as we feel there is a fit between your audience and our products! As long as you have a PayPal account, you can sign up to be a Content Sparks affiliate. You are responsible for reporting your earnings yourself, depending on the tax and legal requirements where you live.
We review each application to determine if there is a fit. For example, if you serve a market that consists of anyone who would need business courses, infoproducts to sell, and marketing content, then there's a fit. If you're running a generic coupon site or wholesale online store, then there is NOT a fit and your account will be rejected.
Let us know if you're not sure, or if you feel your account was denied unfairly.
What is the best way to promote Content Sparks products?
There are many ways to recommend our products and start earning money. Some of the most effective ways are to recommend relevant content to your list, promote special offers and sales to your list and in your websites, write a blog post about a subject related to one of the products and put your affiliate link in as a recommendation, put a banner ad on your site, post links to new products on Facebook and Twitter, make a short video or slideshow about how to use content with your affiliate link in the description – then post it to YouTube, share your own content marketing success story on your blog or elsewhere, or even interview me for a blog post (just email me your questions).
Another great way is to put your affiliate link in your email signature, giveaway reports and checklists, forum signatures, and resource boxes in articles.
Check out the resources section in your affiliate control panel to see what tools we currently have available.