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Affiliate Program FAQ


What is an Affiliate Program?

You get paid when you link your website to AweSome-Guitars.com and everyone who visits your website, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube or other social media pages as well as including our links in all your outgoing email messages — and clicks through and make a purchase at our site. Your commission is 15 percent of the purchase total.

We take care of converting potential customers into sales, collecting the money, and filling the order. We handle all customer service and all reporting. All you need to do is let your visitors know that AweSome-Guitars.com is a great place to buy Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products, electric guitar and bass instruments and other accessories, to enjoy the financial benefit of the sales you generate.

WEBSITE DEFINITION

Our use of the term "website" can refer to any of the following resources: website page(s) on the internet, social media pages like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube as well as including our links in all your outgoing email messages

What Is Needed To Join The Affiliate Program?

If you have a website, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube or other pages, you can be an affiliate. Sites that contain, or link to, inappropriate content do not qualify for the Affiliate Program. We pay affiliates exclusively with PayPal so you need an active PayPal account to receive your affiliate payments. You can join for free HERE at Paypay.com

Why AweSome-Guitars.com?

How long has AweSome-Guitars.com been operating?

AweSome-Guitars.com has been selling its products since 2001. Our affiliate program was established in 2012. Our affiliate program generates a substantial portion of sales. We constantly improve our program and make it more profitable for our merchants and affiliates. Your suggestions for improvements can be sent to us by using our website contact form.

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How do I create links to AweSome-Guitars.com?

After you have submitted your affiliate application, you will receive simple instructions to create affiliate links for your site. You don't have to be an HTML expert — even beginners can create links in just a few minutes.

You will benefit from our affiliate program simply by including links to AweSome-Guitars.com throughout your website. You can also link directly to any of the 50+ individual products to increase your conversion rate. We provide you with the code to link directly to individual products giving you a commission for the sale.
(Our main website link is available. Links and content to individual products will be available in September, 2015.)

I don't know how to write HTML? Will you help me?

You can hire someone who will help you with this process. We won't be able to build your website, we will help you with linking to our site. You can log on to the affiliate portal and review the instructions for creating affiliate links.

[Referral Commissions]

How much money do I earn per sale?

You will earn a 15 percent commission for each sale resulting in a referral from your website. For example, if you refer a customer whose total product purchase is $400, you will earn $60. We have one of the highest affiliate commission in our industry. We use a third party service (UltraCart.com) to monitor your sales and will monthly pay out your commissions once they exceed $25.

Why does UltraCart wait 60 days to pay an affiliate?

We wish to pay affiliate referral fees on sales that are net of returns and AweSome-Guitars.com has a 30 day return policy. After the 30 day return policy has passed, we need a standard 30 days for processing returns and issuing payments.

We instituted this policy because, we've had problems from small affiliates that referred orders to AweSome-Guitars.com, only to have all of the merchandise returned after we have already sent out the referral commission payment. Often these affiliates never referred any subsequent orders to AweSome-Guitars.com, so that we could not use future referral fees to offset the ineligible referral fee that we had already paid.

After I refer a customer to AweSome-Guitars.com, for how long will I get credit for their sales?

You will receive a commission for all sales made within 30 days of the last click-through from your site. This period is also known as the cookie duration, since Special link tracking is done through placing a browser cookie on the user's computer.

The affiliate reporting page shows that I made a commission last month, but I didn't receive a payment.

If your outstanding referral fee balance is less than $25, we will we will hold those referral fees until the total amount due is at least $25.

[Reporting & Account Maintenance]

How do I track orders and know how much I should be paid?

We take care of the tracking for you via direct connection between UltraCart reporting and the AweSome-Guitars.com website. Once you've been approved and you have setup your affiliate links, you can get online reports and track your sales performance. Your results are updated each day to provide you with the latest information you need to monitor your performance.

How do I know how much money I've earned in a month?

Go to the Affiliate Login Page to access your dashboard. You will be able to see the sales and referral fees that you have generated.

How do I update my account information?

Go to the Affiliate Login Page to access your dashboard.

How do I change my password?

Go to the Affiliate Login Page to access your dashboard.

I forgot my password. What do I do?

Go to the Affiliate Login Page and enter your email address under "Lost your password? We'll email your password to you."

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Can non-U.S. entities, i.e. individuals, businesses or organizations, join the AweSome-Guitars.com affiliate program?

Yes. Referral Fees will be paid in U.S. dollars.

Will I have federal taxes deducted from my referral fees?

Unless we have been specifically notified by the I.R.S. to withhold taxes from your referral fees, you will be paid the full amount of your referral fees. It is your responsibility to report your income to the I.R.S. Foreign entities are not subject to any withholding.

How Do I Keep Track Of Orders Made Through My Site?

You don't have to. As long as you download the links properly, we can track whether or not a visitor originated directly from your site prior to placing an order. We also provide daily updates so that you can determine how much money you have earned and which links work best for you. This sophisticated tracking system and ease of reporting results from our partnership with UltraCart.

Are there any restrictions?

Although we would like everyone to promote AweSome-Guitars.com products, we do not allow certain sites to participate in our Affiliate Program. We all reject applications for our Affiliate Program if your website contains (or links to) unsuitable content. Unsuitable sites:

If we reject your application, you are welcome to reapply to the Program at any time. If we accept your application and your site is thereafter determined, at our sole discretion, to be unsuitable for our Affiliate Program, we may terminate your Affiliate Program status without recourse.

How do I get started?

You will need to install the provided Affiliate Program links to AweSome-Guitars.com on your website page(s), attract viewers to your site and direct traffic to your links. We do everything else; processing and shipping orders, monitor orders generated from your site, provide you with sales reports and email your referral fee commissions monthly to your PayPal account of record.






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