You've signed up as an Affiliate, but how do you actually earn rewards? Well, it's quite simple!
In short, when successfully paid referrals are made using your unique affiliate link, you will be eligible for the reward set by the owner (Cash back Commission or Store Credit (Shopify only)).
Let's say the Creator is offering you 10% cash back commission for your referrals and someone places an order of $100 using your affiliate link, you will earn $10.
To further elaborate, when you sign up to a referral program, you'll receive a unique Kickbooster referral link to use when promoting the Crowdfunding Campaign or Shopify store. So whether you are promoting on Facebook, or writing an article on your website, you will need to use your Kickbooster referral link in order for your referrals to be tracked.
Any referred pledges to a campaign or orders on a store that are made through your unique affiliate link will be eligible for the reward that the owner is offering.
How are referrals tracked?
When a campaign connects to Kickbooster, they need to connect their Google Analytics tracking code that is placed on their Kickstarter or Indiegogo page. That's how we are able to track that someone has clicked on your link and made a pledge towards the campaign. You can read more about that here.
eCommerce (Shopify stores)
In order to track any referrals on a Shopify store, Kickbooster will place a cookie on the customer's browser after clicking on an Affiliate link. The owner is able to set the cookie duration from 30-365 Days.
The cookie duration dictates how long a visitor has to purchase from the store after clicking on your Affiliate link in order for you to get credit on the sale.
How much money can I expect to make?
When you sign up to a referral program, you can see what the program is offering as a reward either on the bottom left hand side of the product image or when clicking to boost the campaign:
You can also go to your campaigns dashboard to review the reward type (commission or store credit) and percentage of each referral program you are participating in:
Your commissions are based on the total dollar amount or a pledge or order that is placed through your Affiliate link and the reward percentage that the referral program is offering.
In terms of how much money you can anticipate making, that is really up to your audience size and conversion rate. If you are looking for tips on where to share your affiliate link, check out this article.
When will I receive my commissions?
Kickbooster pays out commissions on the 1st and 15th or the following business day every month with a balance of +$20. Payment is made via PayPal email address and is processed once we have successfully receive payment from the owner.
The processing times do differ depending on the type of referral program you are participating in. Click here for more information on the different processing times and also how you can keep track of your commissions.