Below you'll find answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions. If you don't find the answer to your question here, please visit our Contact Us page to submit your question directly to the Life of Learning staff.
* For complete details, please read the Terms of Agreement for our Affiliate Program. *
How do I enroll in the program?
To begin the enrollment process, simply complete the online Affiliate Program Application. We will automatically approve your application in good faith, but we reserve the right to cancel your account upon further review of your site content and/or the means through which you intend to participate in the Program.
How are links to www.guyfinley.com established?
When you sign-up to join the Program, we will provide you with a username and password for accessing your own private web-based control panel. Once you log in to your control panel, you will find all the materials needed, including graphics and the special links you use to direct visitors to our site. You can also use your control panel to create your own Special Links for directing your visitors to any page on our site you wish.
How are customer orders processed? Will I need to do anything?
We process all product orders placed by customers who follow special links from your site to our site. We are responsible for all aspects of order processing and fulfillment. Among other things, we will prepare order forms; process payments, cancellations, and returns; and handle customer service. We will track sales made to customers who purchase products after clicking-thru to our site from one of your links, and we will make available to you reports summarizing this sales activity.
What kind of rewards might I receive from participating in the Program?
The current commission structure is as follows:
How are payments scheduled for the products that have been purchased through my special affiliate links?
Affiliate payouts are calculated on the 1st of every month, and checks are sent within 15 days thereafter. We have a 30-day minimum clearing period to allow time for customer returns, refunds, and sale adjustments. This means, for example, that the commissions you earn from sales referred to our site in July will come due for payment to you on September 1st. Your check would arrive mid to late September. If the referral commissions payable to you for any payout period are less than $25, we will hold payment until the total amount payable to you is at least $25 (or whatever minimum payment threshold you selected when signing up). The total referral commissions earned by you will be subject to our standard terms and conditions.
How can I get help with designing and setting up a web site?
Currently we do not have the staff or resources required to walk you through this process, but we do have a special Reference Center with links to all sorts of information that will help you create a web site of your own. There are even links to help you create a site for free!
I don’t have a web site. Is there still a way for me to participate?
Yes! When you join the Program you will be provided with your own special links that will send visitors to our site. Normally those links would be placed on a web site of your own. However, if you don’t have a web site, you can still use those links to refer interested individuals to our site through other means. Examples include listing the links in a newsletter or posting them within another web site (the same rules regarding which applicants, sites, and uses are excluded from participating in the Program would apply in these cases).
What kind of sites are prohibited from participating in your program?
We reserve the right to cancel or decline participation in our Program if your site, or the means through which you participate in the Program, is unsuitable for the Program. Unsuitable sites and means of participation include:
Are there any products on guyfinley.com that are not part of this program?
We do not pay referral fees on donations, shipping charges, taxes, tape/CD-of-the-month memberships, or registrations for special events like our annual Talks in the Pines retreat/workshop.
I’ve heard of two-tier programs. What are they and are they part of your program?
Yes, our Program includes a two-tier structure for those who wish to take part in it. We refer to those Affiliates who take part in this aspect of the Program as our "Outreach Program Partners."
Along with directing interested visitors to our site through your own web site, with this Program you can also earn commissions from traffic that originates at other web sites. How is this done? By offering your visitors - whether they're friends, relatives, business associates, or even other Companies a special link that gives them the opportunity to sign-up for our affiliate program.
If you refer an individual to our affiliate program, and he or she signs-up for the program, that affiliate then becomes one of your 2nd-tier affiliates. This means that, in addition to the 50% initial commission and 10% subsequent commissions you'll be receiving from your own regular traffic, you'll also receive 15% of the total commissions we pay to your 2nd-tier affiliates.
Do you offer lifetime commissions for visitors referred to guyfinley.com?
Yes! When your visitors click on your special links, our system places a simple tracking element known as a “cookie” on your visitor’s computer. As long as that tracking element remains on that visitor’s machine and our system can access it, we will know that that visitor came through your site, and you will receive the corresponding commission whenever that person makes a qualified purchase from our site.
Once the tracking element is in place to help us identify that you were the referring affiliate, you will get credit for ALL sales made by that customer, regardless of when they occur.