FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. GENERAL QUESTIONS
  2. PAYMENTS
  3. ADVERTISING
  4. Still have questions?

1.1 How do I get started as your affiliate?
It’s easy and it’s FREE! Few simple steps:
1. Go to the Signup Form
2. Fill out the form and shortly get approved by our Affiliate Manager
3. Receive your password and other info by email
4. Log in to your own affiliate panel and choose from various banners, text links and other promotional materials
5. Place some of these banners/links onto the Home page of your website and as many pages as you want, to increase your earnings
6. Receive your commission from every signup!

1.2 Are there any restrictions on attraction of traffic?
Yes, we have quite a few restrictions in place. Adult, gambling and scam websites are not allowed to register with us. We also do not tolerate fraud of any kind, spamming and other unscrupulous practices. For a complete list of restrictions, please refer to our Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions.

1.3 Do you have any training program for affiliates?
Yes, basics of affiliate marketing and most useful tips are described in your affiliate panel. You can find new tips and techniques also in our affiliate newsletter.

2.1 How do I know I will be paid for my referral?
The program is powered by Post Affiliate Pro, the leading affiliate tracking software. Post Affiliate Pro uses combination of cookies and IP address to track referrals for best possible reliability. When the visitor follows your affiliate link to our site, our affiliate system registers this referral and places cookie on his or her computer. When the visitor follows your affiliate link to our site, our affiliate system registers this referral and places cookie on his or her computer. When the visitor signs up for a free trial, affiliate system checks for the cookie (if not found, checks for IP address of referral) and credits your account with the appropriate commission. This process is absolutely automatic. All your referrals will be properly tracked and displayed in real-time in the affiliate system. Post Affiliate Pro is used by thousands of Internet merchants and affiliates world-wide.

2.2 How is the payment handled?
You can choose a way of payment that fits you best, we pay via PayPal, wire transfer, ACH or check. Please note the threshold for PayPal payments is $100 minimum and for wire transfers is $500 minimum. Payments are issued in US dollars, and are paid Net 30 days of months end in which the threshold is met. For example the payments for October will be paid at the end of November.

2.3 Can I earn commissions from my own signups?
Nice try, but no. You will not receive the commission for signing up through your own reference link.

2.4 What are the tax forms and why do I need to fill them out?
W8-BEN, W8-BEN-E and W-9 are tax forms that are used for taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations to report financial information to the IRS or Internal Revenue Service of the United States. Their main use is to report income, calculate taxes, which need to be paid to the federal government of the United States, as well as disclose other information as required by the IRC or Internal Revenue Code. There are over 800 various forms and schedules, but we only need one of the three listed above. However, if your business operates in the U.S. as well as outside of U.S. please fill out and upload both forms.

2.5 I am not a US resident/citizen. Do I still have to fill out a tax form?
Absolutely. As a non-US citizen, you should fill out a W8-BEN form for individuals or a W8-BEN-E form for companies (legal entities).

2.6 How do I make sure that my tax form is filled out correctly?
If you do not know how to fill out certain parts of the form, the best thing to do is to leave them blank. The most important information that need to be provided is your name, full address, date of birth (W8), Social Security number (W9) as well as signature and date at the bottom. Forms that are not signed and dated, or those that contain invalid or incomplete information will not be confirmed and will result in commission delays. Please refrain from sending us completely blank forms. They will not be accepted and you will still have to send a properly filled out form to receive your commission.

2.7 How do I sign the tax form?
There are 2 options: you can print out, sign and scan the form, or you can use an electronic signature. There are multiple free services for this, so you can choose whichever you like best.

3.1 What is the affiliate link?
Affiliate link is a special URL where you should be sending the visitors. You will get the URL's for different banners in your affiliate panel after log in. Here is the example of an affiliate link: http://affiliates.audiobooks.com/tracking/scripts/click.php?a_aid=your ID

3.2 How do I advertise?
You don't even need a website (although having your own website would help you earn more). You can promote our product via search engines and pay per click services, postings in internet forums, tweeting, posting links on Facebook, LinkedIn, publishing pieces of content related to audiobooks, recording videos for YouTube, or simply email to all your friends and people you know with your affiliate link to our product. All you need to do is to send a visitor to our site via a special link (called 'affiliate link'), and if he or she signs up for a free trial, you will get commission.

3.3 Can I promote you through pay-per-click search engines?
YES! You can promote us through pay-per-click search engines as long as you don’t outbid ads by Audiobooks.com. In fact, this type of promotion has become increasingly popular and we are aware of affiliates promoting our products in this way and making a very good profit. (Well, they keep promoting us month after month, which tells you something, doesn't it?) Some people are making MILLIONS promoting other people's products - why not you?

3.4 Are there any restrictions for advertising your product?
Yes. You cannot use and mention in any way: (i) Audiobooks.com brand name as a keyword in your advertising campaigns across all search engines, including any misspellings in the brand name; (ii) Use Audiobooks.com brand name in the domain name of Your website, including any misspellings of the brand name. You may not modify the trademarks, banners, the content or any of the images provided to you in any way, without our prior written consent.

4. STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you have a specific question or a collaboration proposal, please feel free to either use our Contact Form or send a message to affiliates@audiobooks.com.