How do I create a trackable link so I get paid?
Firstly, think about which page or product you’d like to direct your readers to. It could be an individual product, a range, or our store homepage for example.
Go to that page and copy the URL from your browser’s address bar. It’s the address for that particular page; here’s an example highlighted in yellow:
Go to your Affiliate Area and click the “Affiliate URLs” link.
Paste that page address in to the “Page URL” box, and then click the blue “Generate URL” button. This will give you a bespoke URL.
You may notice that the bespoke URL is the same as the normal page address, with /aff/ and a number after it. The number is your unique affiliate number, and tells our system who the link came from.
All you need to do then is use your bespoke URL as a link from your own site. You can link from a piece of text or picture.
What should I link to?
Think about what your customers would want to see. If you’re just placing a banner advert on your site, then a link to our store homepage might be fine. But if you’re talking about a particular type of product, e.g. phone cases or drybags, then link to that range.
If you’re doing a review, link directly to the product you’re reviewing. People don’t want to have to search for products if they aren’t expecting to.
Is linking to a product better than linking to the homepage?
Generally speaking, yes. People are more likely to click from a recommendation than an advert, so picking a range or products can make that recommendation seem more authentic.
Can I create a text link in my blog/site?
Yes. Just use the bespoke URL you created as a link from any text on your website.
Can I create a banner or picture link?
Yes. We’ve created some simple banners to get you started, here. You are also welcome to use any pictures from our website with links to that product/range or our shop.
When and how do I get paid?
That depends on how many customers come through from your site and make purchases. We will aim to pay at least every 6 months, but if we see more customers coming through on your account, we’ll pay more often.
How do I know I’m being paid enough?
The whole system is automated at our end. We use a system called AffiliateWP, which tracks your account, any orders made using your bespoke links, and stores credit information. You can log in at any time and track purchases.
How long does a customer have to purchase?
AffiliateWP is set to hold a 14-day window from when a customer clicks your link to our site to when they make a purchase. Any purchase within this 14 days will be credited to your affiliate account, unless the customer has clicked a different Aquapac affiliate’s link since clicking yours, or deleted their cookies. If they delete their cookies we have no way to track them, sorry.
Can I contact Aquapac for advice?
You can, but we’re a small team, so please try to solve any technical issues with your site before contacting us. Please use the forms, here. And please remember to tell us your affiliate account name.