Frequently Asked Questions
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 DesignContest website) in exchange for referral commissions ($50 for each client in our case). When a visitor to your site clicks on the affiliate link to our site and completes a purchase, you get a commission on every contest they start.
What do I need to become an affiliate?
Most important is your desire to be an affiliate.
You don't even need a website (although having your own website helps). You can promote DesignContest via search engines, posting in internet forums, tweeting, posting links on Facebook and LinkedIn, recording videos, or simply emailing your friends and people you know with your affiliate link to our website.
The system we have set in place is very flexible and allows us to trace visitors that you refer through any of these means. And, you will get paid when any of the visitors that you refer start a contest or hire a designer.
How do I know I will be paid for my referral?
The program is run by the leading affiliate tracking software on the market.
It uses a combination of cookies and IP address to track referrals for the best possible reliability.
When a visitor follows your affiliate link to our site, our affiliate system registers this referral and places a cookie on his or her computer.
When the visitor pays for the product, our affiliate system checks for the cookie (and, if not found, checks the IP address of referral)
and credits your account the appropriate commission.
This process is absolutely automatic and guarantees that all your referrals will be properly tracked.
How is the payment handled?
On the end of every month we send out payments. Once you have $100 or more in your balance, you will be able to request payout using one of the following methods: PayPal, Skrill, Western Union, MoneyGram or even your Payoneer account.
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 do I set up an account?
All you need to do to sign up is go to the Signup Form and fill it out.
After a review from our affiliate manager, you will receive an email with your account information.
As our affiliate, you will have your own control panel where you can see detailed statistics of traffic and sales you referred, training materials, and your choice of banners and text links.
Then, you only need to place an affiliate link, banner, text link at your web site or place ads in pay-per-click search engines, so you can start sending customers to DesignContest website.
What is the affiliate link?
An affiliate link is a special URL where you should be sending visitors. You will get the URL's for different banners in your affiliate panel after log in.
Can I use a direct link?
Yes, you can link to DesignContest.com (or any other page of our site for that matter) if you request using your website address in the DirectLink URLs. You can use a pattern and if you put *yoursite.com* on any pages of any domains of yoursite.com linking to DesignContest will count towards your referrals. If you need help setting up direct link, get in touch with the Affiliate Manager and you'll get all the help you need.
Can I promote you through pay-per-click search engines?
Yes! You can promote us through pay-per-click search engines. In fact, this type of promotion becomes increasingly popular and we are aware of several affiliates promoting our products in this way and making a very good profit.
What should I do NOW?
There are just a few simple steps:
1. Go to the Signup Form;
2. Fill out the form;
3. Receive your password and other info by email;
4. Log in to your own affiliate panel and choose from various banners, text links, reviews 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 sales;
6. Receive $50+ commission for each sale!
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes. By participating in the DesignContest affiliate program, you agree to our affiliates Terms and Conditions. Please contact us if you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions.
Contact us at:+1 (310) 694-9870