Welcome to the Affiliate Club
I'm so glad you're here!
Share the love and
earn 20% of each sale
you help me make!
How does this work?
I'm glad you asked! I've given you a special affiliate badge of honor in my Teachable school, so you'll earn 20% of each new sale you help me make!
How do I refer people and get credit for the sales?
Log into my Teachable school, then head over to your Affiliate dashboard by clicking Admin at the top. Simply paste a link to one of my sales pages (or any other webpage you wish) into the link generator at the bottom, and Teachable will generate a unique affiliate link for you.
When someone clicks your affiliate link, Teachable will give you credit for referring that person to me and if they buy we both win! 😊
How do I access my affiliate area?
Simply log into my Teachable school, and you should see the word Admin in your navigation bar at the top. This is where you'll find all the good stuff like your commission rate, affiliate link generator, data on any sales, additional FAQs, etc.
How do I get paid?
I'll pay you for any sales via Paypal using the email address from your Teachable account.
When will payout happen?
For any sales you make, you'll earn 20% commission. When payout happens will depend if your referrals choose the one time payment option or a payment plan.
If your referrals choose the one time payment, you'll be paid out in one lump sum within a month of the sale. If they choose the payment plan, you'll be paid once the buyer pays the balance of their fee.
Can I create an affiliate link to something other than a sales page?
Teachable allows you to convert links from external sites AKA not the sales pages (like my Crowdcast webinars, a blog post you may write, etc) into unique affiliate links.
Just follow the instructions below for the link generator in your Admin area. Paste your desired URL in the link generator and Teachable will churn out an affiliate link for you that leads to the right place.
Note: Teachable treats external links as redirects, starting anyone who clicks at my school and then redirecting them to the desired URL. Just be sure to include the https:// or http:// when you paste the link!
But don't you only launch certain courses twice a year?
You might be wondering, “What happens if I refer new people to one of your courses throughout the rest of the year?”
Great question! Although enrollment for Balanced Branding is only open for 2 weeks a year, you can use your affiliate links to refer people all year long.
Your affiliate link adds a cookie on your referral's browser that links him/her to you and lasts for 365 days (the max cookie period Teachable allows). So if your referral purchases the course within a year, then you get credit for the sale.
Two exceptions include if your referrals clear their browser cache (hence clearing all cookies) or if they click a new link from another affiliate before they purchase. This Teachable article explains these situations in more detail in case you're interested.
Are there rules for sharing?
Yes. You're required by law to disclose to your audience and any referrals that you're using an affiliate link. Affiliate disclosures are no sweat as long as you make a note somewhere obvious (at the top of your post and/or close to the link).
You can also use something #ad or #affiliate on social posts for more brevity. I find it always helps to note that you're an affiliate because you've used a product, believe in it, and want to spread the love to others so they can benefit too.
Do you have swipe files and a promo code I can use to draw folks in?
You betcha!! As each new launch approaches, I'll send you promo graphics you can post on social, swipe copy to help promote my products and a coupon code you can provide to your referrals as an extra incentive! 🙌
In case still you're confused
How affiliate links work
Here's a bit more detail on how to create and optimize your affiliate links.
1. Log into your Teachable account.
2. Click “Admin” in the top navigation.
3. Paste the desired link (including the https//:) into the link generator.
This could be a link to one of my sales pages or an external link (to one of my Crowdcast live lessons for example). Don't forget to include the http:// or https:// when you paste your link.
sales page links for reference:
Brand Guidelines Template
Once you plug your desired URL into the link generator, you should end up with a link that looks something like this:
Internal Affiliate Link Example
External Affiliate Link Example
Affiliate links can be pretty long and not so memorable, so the next step will help you keep track of them .
4. Use a link shortener like bit.ly to shorten your affiliate links.
I'd recommend signing up for a free bit.ly account so you can track URL clicks and customize your URLs to make them something easier to remember and keep track of.
5. Use your links to share the love!
When sharing your affiliate links, don't forget to include some of your own story and experience with my products. People will resonate with why you signed up, what you were looking to gain, how you benefited from the product, etc.
I'm so grateful to have you as an affiliate, and can't wait to reward you for helping me spread the love!