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Q & A | affiliates program
1. What is the Affiliate Program?
An Affiliate program is the new marketing strategy by many fashion brands to promote their products with an affiliate(YOU), and you will be a primary way for merchants to locate and display their website through yours, in simple terms online bloggers and shoppers will go to your site or webpage and you will have interesting referrals that feature in the way of links or banners or ads on your website, now these shoppers who click on these links will be directed to the Webmaster, that belongs to the merchant and they have thousands of products to match your requirement and when the person shopping buys something through your website, that means you are part of the affiliate program. Affiliate Program means the merchant pays you for sending customers to their website
2. How do I get started?
It’s simple you just need to apply to the program by clicking on Join Now in the shared Webmaster page and that affiliate link will take you to the affiliate marketing registration site, where you will submit your details and can earn a commission up to 100%, and guess what there is no joining fee or special qualification required to get started. Just need to be a trusted partner to the Merchants & it doesn’t cost a thing.
3. How do I make money with the affiliate program?
It’s easy to earn when you start working as an affiliate, you will have thousands of products and special offers by the Merchants or Brands and these quick links or contents should appear in an interesting way in your site, like share pictures, videos, discounts sales, product features and the best thing to do would be to add, interesting blogs and mention the cost of the product after the discount. These are sure ways of making money just be accessing contents and becoming an affiliate.
4. How much does it cost?
Since you are source of marketing to the merchant, as soon as you join the program you will be part of the affiliate networks program and it’s free of cost!
5. How do I get paid?
You will be paid a percentage of commission, your job will be direct traffic and every time someone goes to the Webmaster and let’s say your family or friend shops and buys a product from the site, then your account be paid in with the commission amount once the sale is done.
Pretty simple right, you can earn as much as you can and there is no limit to the number of clicks you can direct to the shopping site.
6. How much can I earn?
Everyone knows earning money as an Affiliate is the safest and the surest way of making money easily, you can publish and advertise as much as possible and there is no limit to one’s earnings as an affiliate. Once you are an Affiliate for Men’s USA you will be earning $15 as commission and an extra of $30 every time you make a sale of $500 or more.
7. How does MensUSA know I created a sale?
Once you sign up as an affiliate you will be identified with a unique code by the Affiliate Networks, so whenever there is a sale or product purchased by someone through a link or website published under your site, this is automatically registered with the MensUSA, and the affiliate details will be created along with the sale. And the commission also will be directed towards your account simultaneously.
8. Which products can I earn a commission on?
You can sell any product that’s available in the MensUsa.com store, every sale that made through your webpage will earn you a commission.
9. What is the MensUSA.com cookie duration?
All the products have a 45 day cookie period, plus a 100% money back-guarantee if you are not happy with the product. The commission will be paid to you every month and during the 45 day cookie period if the buyer re-visits the Merchants Website through the link on your page &make another sale then the commission also doubles as two separate purchases.
10. Can I be an Affiliate on behalf of more than one site?
Yes! you are free to work on more than one site, you don’t have to have multiple web-sites, you can use the same associate ID across all the accounts, your multiple associate accounts will be linked to your master Associates ID .
11. Can an International Website be an affiliate?
Yes, you can be anywhere or any part of the world and sign up to be an Affiliate. It doesn’t matter as long as you use your affiliate link to ensure the sales are directed to MensUSA .
12. Does MensUSA partner with coupon, or discount based affiliates?
Yes, MensUSA partners with coupon and discounts, these are a sure and great way to save a lot of money on your transactions and when you purchase a product are usually for all the online shoppers who are looking for great sales and discounted prices as these potential shoppers will be more or less permanent customers to MensUSA.com.
13. When does MensUSA.com reverse commissions?
It is very important to stick to the terms and conditions of contracts and, Yes! MensUSA.com can reverse commissions of affiliates, there is something known as a Payout, you can track all your referals and sales but these sales should be done legitimately only or your commissions will be revoked, MensUSA.com reserves the right to reverse the commissions if they prove that the transactions or sales are a charge back or fraud transactions.
14. How do I Sign up?
You can simply visit the Website i.e. MensUSA.com and click on Affiliate Programs, and register yourself by filling up the sign in forms by providing all your details.
15. How do I create Links?
It’s really simple to create links with the affiliate plugins, you will need to create a simple affiliate link by taking the link from the Webmaster and adding your own affiliate ID at the end of the link. Creating a link is simple but when you want to make a text link then you will have to follow simple processes and create a text link from the plugins menu using HTML codes.
16. What is a Data Feed?
Data feed as the name suggests, is a file which has the list of products and products information on MensUSA website,you get all the details of the products, features, images, prices and all the information that is registered on a product is called a DATA FEED.
17. Does my Site qualify?
Well, most of the websites qualify for the program, but few sites which might not be appropriate are determined as unsuitable. But you are free to submit your applications anytime, the Merchant however reserves the right to accept or reject any application if found presenting defamatory materials or content.
18. What type of strategies can I use to generate sales for MensUSA.com?
Firstly decide, what and how you want to sell men’s kids, teens or plus size clothing on your website, then create different links and direct these links to different sections of MensUSA.com. The best way to generate sales is to post images and creative content about the product descriptions. Don’t forget to mention discounts & sales offered by the merchant. Share as many product information as you can with your family and friends who can help share and advertise the product. Any suggestions or plans to generate more sales you are welcome to offer your views.
19. What kind of sites qualify for your affiliate programs?
(i) Sites which provide information i.e. informational sites, blogs, are part of editorial contents which are mainly operated by the MensUSA team.
(ii) User Generated Content, these are sites which have search results related to deals, reviews, customer feedback etc..
(iii) Merchant site, as the word suggests its a tool for merchants, i.e. Wholesalers, Retailers, Individual Sellers and Fashion Designers.
(iv) Sites which promote and generate extra sales, i.e. coupons, discount codes for specific products or outlets which provide special discounts.
(v) Sites which allow Downloadable tools i.e. iphone app, Android or Smartphone apps & tools, shopping toolbar etc..
(vi) keeping up with the new apps, i.e. Emails, Instant Messaging, Instagrams or Facebook is used widely to sign up with for New discounts or special offers and Email alerts from the host.
20. In which countries can I earn commissions?
You are eligible to sign up or register as an affiliate from anywhere in the world, these programs are for everyone who is genuinely interested in earning more and selling more.
21. How do I know how much money I have earned?
Once you are an affiliate you have access to your affiliate account which is user specific as you will be given an ID and password for your personal access, so you have the option to view your sales and commissions and have many user friendly other operating options. You can even check for the currency conversion rates through your affiliate account dashboard.
22. What are the next steps if my application is accepted?
Well, once your application is accepted that means you have accepted all the terms and conditions of being an affiliate and you are considered a part of the sales promotional programs. You can quickly start working with product descriptions and special offers. You will have to primarily create links and banners to generate traffic to your webpage.
Go to affiliate support in the program to gain information on banners, text advertisements, pop up ads, mobile hash ads what ever you are capable of doing with the technical support from the program you are free to use all the resources offered to you by MensUSA.com and finally for your commissions, you need to create a payments account, link a Paypal account and provide the banking information where you wish the payments to be made and choose the payment option (currency) and you can also schedule your payments in your affiliate account, like monthly, quarterly etc..
You have just stepped into the earning and growing world as a fashion blogger and an affiliate, so start earning right away and share as much as you can with a little help from family and friends, you have a long way to go with the program has endless options to shop and share from.