What is an affiliate program? How does it work?
An affiliate program is a revenue sharing program where the affiliate (that's you!) drives traffic to a merchant's web site (that's us!) in exchange for commissions on sales. When a visitor to your site clicks on the affiliate link to our site and completes a purchase, you get a commission on every item they buy!
We use one of the best CRM Systems Konnektive that provides affiliates with tracking, reporting, prompt monthly payments.
Once you sign up for and are accepted to our program, you'll be given a link username and password where you'll create your own personal and secure account. Here you can log in at any time to get our banners and links, find out about commissions earned and even learn about how many impressions each of your links has received.
How do I get started?
- Step 1: Email us at: email@example.com a request to sign up we will send you an online application or use our affiliate application page.
- Step 2: We manually review all applications within 3 business days. Once your application is approved, we will send you setup instructions and give to access to your dashboard where you will find banners and text links that you can put on your web site.
Step 3: Collect your commissions, and be one happy marketer.
Who can participate?
Just about anybody! Whether you run a large commercial web site, a small personal blog, a non-profit site, or anything in between you're welcome to apply to join the program. We also welcome owners of opt-in e-mail newsletters. All applications are manually reviewed, and we reserve the right to refuse any application, especially, if the site or e-mail list contains objectionable material, participates in unsolicited e-mailing, is a "parasite" or if it violates our Publishers Service Agreement. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Please note the states we cannot work with due to Nexus Tax Implementations: AR, CT, GA, NY, NC, RI, PA, KS, ME, and MO. If this applies to you please check back from time to time as Nexus Tax Laws change.
Does it cost anything to participate?
No! As long as you are an active affiliate, all you need to do is keep linking and collect your commissions.
How are sales tracked from my site?
Once your application is accepted, you will be given a unique affiliate ID as well as custom-formatted links that will ensure that traffic coming from your site is properly tracked. We maintain a 45-day cookie, meaning that if a visitor clicks on a link from your site, you are credited with the sale as long as the visitor purchases within 45 days.
Our CRM records all transactions from your site in real time, meaning that all impressions, links, and sales are tracked instantly. Your Dashboard has all of the reports and tracking resources you'll need to see how you're doing. You can use these reports to find out which of your links are performing the best and to optimize your site for maximum sales.
How much will I earn? How and when do I get paid?
All new affiliates can earn commissions of up to $50 per sale (CPA) based on performance, with a cookie length of 45 days.
We pay affiliates bi-monthly and when the commission balance is $100 or more.
What is a parasite? What is your policy regarding parasites?
The term "parasite" refers to technology (including browser plug ins, helpers, popups, etc.) that intercepts and changes an affiliate's link. This technology is also known as "unsolicited commercial software" and is often found in Adware and Spyware software. Parasite activity essentially "hijacks" the affiliates link and the affiliate commission gets redirected to the parasite, instead of the affiliate who rightfully earned it. This type of software is normally installed unknowingly, often without the end user's consent. For an excellent description of parasite software, how it gets installed, and how to remove it, visit Doxdesk.com.
We are committed to preventing any parasites from becoming part of our program. If we determine that any of our affiliates are parasites, they will immediately be inactivated and banned from the program. Please send us an email if you suspect that one of our affiliates may be a parasite.
I'm signed up, now what?
Once your application is approved, you will receive an e-mail welcoming you into our affiliate program. It will include all the instructions you need to get started. If you're ready to start adding links to your site, check out the next section on creating links to our product landing pages.
How do I create links to X8 Brands Products?
Current affiliates can get links, including banners and text ads though their dashboard. We will be regularly updating our links, to include lots of resources to help you sell. You're also welcome to create links of your own, as long as they conform to the Publisher Service Agreement and do not abuse the X8 Brand’s brand. Feel free to link to the home page, category pages or to product pages directly.
How do I link to a specific product?
To link directly to our products, use the "Get Links" in the marketing section of your dashboard which allows you to grab the links you need that are correctly formatted with your tracking code. If you log into your account, and go to "TOOLS - MARKETING" then choose the campaign and product listed there. Here you'll see several banners and text links. We have a text link for every product and category on our sites (weight loss, energy, male performance, SWAG) and you can click on "Get HTML" to get the html code for those category links or specific product offering links.
Does our CRM have a Product Data Feed available?
YES! This is the number one request we get from our partners, and we’re pleased to announce that we’ve to tell you yes every product in our amazing line up is now available for quick and easy linking right though the dash board. Be sure to drop us a line if you’re using the full feed. We’d love to see what you’re up to!
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes. By participating in the X8 Brands affiliate program, you agree to our supplemental terms and conditions. Please contact us if you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions. You should also be familiar with our code of conduct which can be found in your dashboard.
I need more help!
EMAIL US AND WE'LL GET RIGHT BACK TO YOU. AND YES WE CAN SKYPE YOU TOO!
I need to contact X8 BRANDS regarding the affiliate program.
The best way to contact us if you have any questions or problems is to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.