Affiliate Program

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.

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How are links to www.guyfinley.org 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.

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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.

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What kind of rewards might I receive from participating in the Program?

The current commission structure is as follows:

You receive 45% of qualifying revenues from all sales referred through your links, including subsequent sales to the same customers. This is a lifetime commission structure!

You receive 6.45% of the commissions paid to any 2nd-tier affiliate who you refer into our Program. Your 2nd-tier affiliates are those guyfinley.org affiliates who signed-up for the Program after clicking on one of your special sign-up links.

We do not pay referral fees on donations, shipping charges, or taxes, and we reserve the right to limit or exclude commissions on special close-outs or other unique promotional scenarios. This doesn't happen often, but we want to be sure you're fully informed.

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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 the payment threshold establised when you signed-up, we will hold payment until the total amount payable to you exceed that amount. The total referral commissions earned by you will be subject to our standard terms and conditions.

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How can I get help with designing and setting up a web site

Currently we do not have the staff or resources required to guide you through this process. However, we recommend you take a look at Web site builders like Wix.com and Weebly.com.

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I don’t have a web site and I'm not really interested in creating one. 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 your own web site. 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 your email signature, 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).

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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:

Promote sexually explicit materials Promote violence Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age Promote illegal activities Fail to follow common guidelines and practices having to do with fair and courteous Internet and e-mail etiquette Include "Life of Learning Foundation" or “Guy Finley” or similar variations or misspellings in their domain names Otherwise violate intellectual property rights, including improper or missing references for copyrighted or trademarked material.

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Are there any products on guyfinley.org that are not part of this program?

We do not pay referral fees on donations, shipping charges, or taxes, and we reserve the right to limit or exclude commissions on special close-outs or other unique promotional scenarios. This doesn't happen often, but we want to be sure you're fully informed.

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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.

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 45% commissions you'll receive on all sales from your own regular traffic, you'll also receive 6.5% commissions on the sales generated by your 2nd-tier affiliates.

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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 or how they occur. The only exception is the somewhat rare circumstance in which a different re-markets to someone you referred to our site. In that case we always give credit for the sale to the LAST affiliate who directed the customer to our site.

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