AFFILIATE PROGRAM FAQS
It’s easy and it’s FREE!
1. Go to the Signup Form.
2. Fill out the form and shortly get approved by our Affiliate Manager.
3. Receive your password and other info by email.
4. Log in to your own affiliate panel and choose from various banners, text links and other promotional materials.
5. Place some of these banners/links onto the Home page of your website and as many pages as you want, to increase your earnings.
6. Start earning commissions from every signup!
Yes, we have quite a few restrictions in place. Adult, gambling and scam websites are not allowed to register with us. We also do not tolerate fraud of any kind, spamming and other unscrupulous practices. For a complete list of restrictions, please refer to our Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions in the Affiliate Panel.
Yes, basics of affiliate marketing and most useful tips are described in your affiliate panel. You can find new tips and techniques also in our affiliate newsletter.
The program is powered by Post Affiliate Pro, the leading affiliate tracking software. Post Affiliate Pro uses combination of cookies and IP address to track referrals for best possible reliability. When the visitor follows your affiliate link to our site, our affiliate system registers this referral and places cookie on his or her computer. When the visitor signs up for a free trial, affiliate system checks for the cookie (if not found, checks for IP address of referral) and credits your account with the appropriate commission.
This process is absolutely automatic. All your referrals will be properly tracked and displayed in real-time in the affiliate system Post Affiliate Pro is used by thousands of Internet merchants and affiliates world-wide.
You can choose a way of payment that fits you best, we pay via PayPal, wire transfer, ACH or check. Please note the threshold for PayPal payments is $100 minimum and for wire transfers is $500 minimum. Payments are issued in US dollars, and are paid Net 30 days of months end in which the threshold is met. For example the payments for October will be paid at the end of November .
Nice try, but no. You will not receive the commission for signing up through your own reference link.
W8-BEN, W8-BEN-E and W-9 are tax forms that are used for taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations to report financial information to the IRS or Internal Revenue Service of the United States. Their main use is to report income, calculate taxes, which need to be paid to the federal government of the United States, as well as disclose other information as required by the IRC or Internal Revenue Code. There are over 800 various forms and schedules, but we only need one of the three listed above. However, if your business operates in the U.S. as well as outside of U.S. please fill out and upload both forms.
Absolutely. As a non-US citizen, you should fill out a W8-BEN form for individuals or a W8-BEN-E form for companies (legal entities).
If you do not know how to fill out certain parts of the form, the best thing to do is to leave them blank. The most important information that need to be provided is your name, full address, date of birth (W8), Social Security number (W9) as well as signature and date at the bottom. Forms that are not signed and dated, or those that contain invalid or incomplete information will not be confirmed and will result in commission delays. Please refrain from sending us completely blank forms. They will not be accepted and you will still have to send a properly filled out form to receive your commission.
There are 2 options: you can print out, sign and scan the form, or you can use an electronic signature. There are multiple free services for this, so you can choose whichever you like best.
Affiliate link is a special URL where you should be sending the visitors. You will get the URL's for different banners in your affiliate panel after log in. Here is the example of an affiliate link: http://affiliates.audiobooks.com/tracking/scripts/click.php?a_aid=[your ID]
You don't even need a website (although having your own website would help you earn more). You can promote our product via search engines and pay per click services (Learn how), postings in internet forums, tweeting, posting links on Facebook, LinkedIn, publishing pieces of content related to audiobooks, recording videos for YouTube, or simply email to all your friends and people you know with your affiliate link to our product. If you have own website, simply talk to your visitors in real time using live chat software on your website and send them your affiliate links through chat.
All you need to do is to send a visitor to our site via a special link (called 'affiliate link'), and if he or she signs up for a free trial, you will get commission.
You can promote us through pay-per-click search engines like Bing and Yahoo as long as you don’t outbid ads by Audiobooks.com or bid on brand terms. Please let us know that you plan on using SEM before you start so that we can make sure your strategy complies with all of our restrictions.
Yes. You cannot use and mention in any way: (i) Audiobooks.com brand name as a keyword in your advertising campaigns across all search engines, including any misspellings in the brand name; (ii) Use Audiobooks.com brand name in the domain name of Your website, including any misspellings of the brand name. You may not modify the trademarks, banners, the content or any of the images provided to you in any way, without our prior written consent.
Yes you can.
To properly create and track specific title links back to your account you will need to use one of the following formats:
For example the book Storm of Swords with the url:
The affiliate URL for it would be http://affiliates.audiobooks.com/tracking/scripts/click.php?a_aid=(Youraffid)&desturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooks.com%2F/audiobook/storm-of-swords/135994
You can find your affiliate id in the banners you have available. It will follow the a_aid=string and end before the next &.
2. Under the menu Promotion->Banners & Links that there is an option "Dynamic link" under each banner & link.
You can select any link you like then click on the option "Dynamic link. You can then add the "Destination url" of product title page e.g. http://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/135994, it produces the following affiliate link: http://affiliates.audiobooks.com/tracking/scripts/click.php?a_aid=a_bid=87&desturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooks.com%2Faudiobook%2F135994