Edie’s Affiliate Partners Program is a way for both of us to benefit when you drive customers to my website and they buy a class from me. You’ll get money, the customer learns something new, and I’ll sell more classes!
Please bear with me as I learn, as I’m new to running my own affiliate program and I have to figure it out as I go. Here are the details, as of May 2022.
How does it work?
There are currently two affiliate programs in place, depending on the product. I know this is confusing, and I’m sorry. I’m working on streamlining things.
Apply to be an affiliate at one or both of the links below. Once you are approved, you’ll receive an email that includes a link to your affiliate dashboard. There you’ll find links you can use to help promote my classes. Look for a welcome email directly from me that will include additional social media graphics to make it easier for you to spread the word.
You use those special links to promote my classes on your social media, website, newsletters and wherever else you talk to your followers. Note that you must abide by all applicable FTC disclosure rules when you do this!
When one of your followers uses your affiliate link, a cookie (a tiny piece of code with identifying information) will be placed on their browser, so my website knows where that traffic came from. If the person buys a class through that link within the next 30 days, you’ll receive 5% of the first sale for that customer.
The exception would be in the rare event that a refund is made; no partner fees are paid on refunded classes.
Who can be an affiliate?
The affiliate program is by invitation only to U.S. residents. If you would like to be considered, or would like to recommend someone to be considered, please contact me using the form below.
What products qualify?
My self-hosted workshops and courses are included in the program. These include such classes as:
- Crochet Pattern Writing Workshop
- Math for Crocheters
- How to Teach Fiberarts Online
- Create Schematics & Charts with Adobe Illustrator
- Sizing Basics
- Sweaters & Spreadsheets
At any one time, the exact classes and courses being offered may change. Classes sponsored by others, and patterns, are not included.
***Self-referral is not allowed.***
How do I get paid?
Payouts will be made monthly about the 5th day of the month, with a month’s lag time. In other words, if you earn an affiliate commission on April 15, you’ll receive your payment about June 5. This is to ensure that no refund has been made to the customer.
Payment will be made to your Paypal account; please provide that information when signing up. You will also be asked to submit a completed W-9 form before your first payment. If you have less than a $5 balance, your balance will carry over to the next month.
Easy Affiliate How-To
Links to my Crochet Pattern Writing Workshop are through Easy Affiliate, while links to all other class products are through Payhip. I will be getting rid of the Easy Affiliate plug-in and using Payhip for all classes in the next few months, but for now if you want to share links to Crochet Pattern Writing Workshop, you’ll need to sign up for Easy Affiliate.
If you already have an account on my website, you’ll need to use your login credentials when registering. If it doesn’t allow you go sign in, contact me using the form below and I’ll manually add you to the Easy Affiliate program.Register – Easy Affiliate
Payhip Affiliate How-To
Payhip will be my only affiliate platform once I transition the Crochet Pattern Writing Workshop to the new platform. This is definitely the one you want to stick with, if you only want to do one!
If you already have an account on my website, you may need to use your login credentials when registering. If you have a Payhip account already, you may have to create a new account with a different email. You may want to do this using this very cool Gmail feature that allows you to have almost unlimited emails without starting a new account.Register – Payhip
- 30-day cookie for Easy Affiliate, 2-day cookie for Payhip
- 5% commission paid on first sale
- Payments sent via PayPal monthly (with a 1-month lag)
- Must reach $5 balance before payout
- Self-referral not allowed
- U.S. affiliates only
- W-9 required
If I haven’t answered your questions here, that’s my fault. Send me an email and I’ll get back to you shortly.