How Do Affiliate Programs Work?
There are many different types of affiliate programs, but most affiliate programs, like OneGreatFamily, are tracked online, using Internet cookies. After joining you will receive a unique affiliate ID to use with a text ad or a banner ad (we provide you with a selection to choose from) on your site. Your affiliate number is used to track visitors from your site to ours. A cookie is placed on the visitor's computer. Different companies have different settings but for OneGreatFamily, the cookie life is set for 120 days. Each visitor is tracked so that even if a visitor doesn't request service on their first visit, but returns later and purchases, we will know it came from your site. You'll earn a commission when that customer purchases anything as long as the cookie has not been deleted or replaced by another affiliate's cookie.
How Much Can I Earn With the OneGreatFamily Affiliate Program?
The commission rate is broken down into 8 tiers, based upon volume of subscription sales per month
25% Rate for 1 to 4 Subscriptions per month
30% Rate for 5 to 9 Subscriptions per month
35% Rate for 10-29 Subscriptions per month
40% Rate for 30-49 Subscriptions per month
45% Rate for 50-99 Subscriptions per month.
55% Rate for 100-199 Subscriptions per month.
65% Rate for 200-299 Subscriptions per month.
75% Rate for 300+ Subscriptions per month.
Who is Commission Junction?
OneGreatFamily has teamed with Commission Junction, a leader in third-party affiliate marketing programs, to provide affiliates with trusted third party tracking, real-time reporting, and monthly commission checks, and to handle all of our affiliate accounts. Once you sign up for our program, you'll be taken to Commission Junction's site 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 Add Links to my Web Site or Email Campaigns?
As a member of our affiliate program, you have access to a wide variety of banners, text links, interactive and content links you can use to promote us. To access the coded links, log in to CJ at www.cj.com. From the Account Manager interface, click on "Get Links" in the top row. Then click "By Relationship" in the row just below that. You will see a list of all the advertisers whose programs you have joined. Click "View Links" next to any advertiser's name to get a list of the links available from that advertiser. Click "Get HTML" to access the HTML code you will need to insert into your web design program or email.
The URL in your link should look something like this:
Where the 1's represent your PID and the 2's are the ad's specific AID.
It's always a good idea to run a test of your link before you send it to a million people or push it live on your home page, just to make sure there are no typos or other problems that would affect your tracking.
How many links can I have to OneGreatFamily?
You can have as many links, both text and banner, as you would like. If you have more than one Web site we recommend adding our links to all of your sites. All of your Web sites will be listed under one account in Commission Junction.
How do I check the status of my account?
Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email notification welcoming you to our program. This will include your Commission Junction password, so make sure to make a note of it. To see your account status, log in to Commission Junction at www.cj.com. Once logged in, you can see your account balance at the top center of your screen and get instant site statistics under the "Generate Reports" area on the right.
When do I get paid?
Once you join our program, you'll be able to log into your account at www.cj.com and go the area titled "Generate Report." Here you can see how much you've earned and even download a file if desired. Earnings are automatically sent out every month via check to all Affiliates who have accumulated at least $25 in their account. There are no invoices to send and no data to track-- all payments are taken care of by eBay and Commission Junction. For those affiliates earning over $600 in a year, 1099's will be issued for tax reporting purposes.