Frequently Asked Questions

⏤ On Our Affiliate Program ⏤


Interested in becoming an affiliate, but need some questions answered first? You will find our most popular questions below, however, if you have any additional questions, feel free to
email us, or fill out the form on our Contact Page.

An Affiliate Referral ID is a unique URL that is used to direct your visitors to a specific page on our website and is the only way your commission is tracked. We highly advise affiliates to purchase a custom domain (i.e. www.yourdomain.com) and forward it to your Affiliate URL ⏤ this prevents someone from stripping off your affiliate ID from the www.travelplanetnetwork.com URL. EXAMPLE: Your affiliate URL is: www.travelplanetnetwork.com/#yourID. Anyone who removes the ID after the forward-slash (#yourID), and instead chooses to go directly to our homepage to make a purchase, the commission on the sale will not be tracked under your account.

 

Our goal is to ensure you are rightfully earning money from all of your marketing efforts, and this is precisely why we advise you to get your own domain name, as to prevent the above from happening. You can go here for more information on how to purchase and set up your domain name (only a $10/year cost, and so worth it).

 

Also, please note, as stated in our Terms and Conditions, we are not responsible for any commission losses if you choose not to purchase and forward a custom domain. For those who are also looking to build a team of sub-affiliates, a different URL is used to direct anyone who wants to sign up as an affiliate. In this case, you would create a subdomain (i.e. www.team.yourdomain.com) and forward that to our Affiliate Page. This ensures that your 10% commission is getting tracked from their sales.

 

You don’t even need a website (although having your own website helps). You can promote our product via Pay Per Click Ads, certain internet forums (ensure the terms and conditions allow for you to solicit), social media (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.), or by simply emailing your custom affiliate URL to all your friends and people you know. You can also use our high-converting marketing Postcards (more info on the next question) to promote.

If you have your own website, there are a variety of ways you can promote using your affiliate URL:

  • Writing blog articles
  • Creating landing pages
  • Chatting with visitors in real-time using live chat software (i.e. LiveAgent, Intercom, Tawk, etc.) on your website by sending them your affiliate link

There are several ways you can promote our product:

1. Using our high-converting marketing Postcards.
Postcards are the preferred method to use when you’re dealing with people face-to-face. Handing out postcards to people is a super quick way to provide them compelling information on how to save money on their next hotel booking. Our postcards will include your custom domain (Affiliate URL) and QR Code, making it easy to direct people to the homepage, where they’ll make their purchases and where you’ll earn your commissions.

We’ve tested our postcard designs with various focus groups and we intentionally included enough information so that you don’t need to explain anything. One of our mottos is that you do not need to sell. Our goal is to make sure you work and earn smarter, not harder.

We provide two types of postcards:

Marketing Postcards (see example)
These are great, especially for people who live in tourist destinations, for passing out to people who are traveling. Here are our three simple steps to engage people:

1) Ask “Do you travel a lot?” and if they say yes, proceed to step 2.

2) Ask “Would you spend $50 to get a GUARANTEED SAVINGS of $500 on any hotel or resort worldwide?” If they say yes, proceed to step 3.

3) Hand them a “Marketing Postcard”

Easy, peasy, right?!

Recruitment Postcards (see example)
These are great for those who are looking to build a team of sub-affiliates. If you don’t care to make 50% on sales by marketing to consumers, then just build a team to market for you and sit back and earn 10% of all their sales.
Who do you hand these out to? Anyone who is looking to earn additional income on the side. To find people to handout these postcards to, we suggest attending networking events in your city, or joining your city’s chambers of commerce. Another great way to build your team is by marketing this affiliate opportunity to rideshare drivers (Uber, Lyft, and even Taxi drivers).

You can even earn an additional $20 bonus for sub-affiliates who order our Marketing Postcards (first order only).

 


 

2. Promoting Online
Using digital ads, online banners, and social media posts are another great way to promote.

 

⚠️ Before you dive right in, here is a word of caution:
Unless you’re a reputable influencer with a massive following on the major social media outlets, solely posting ad messages on YOUR PERSONAL social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Youtube, etc.) may not get the exposure you’re aiming for.

 

For those who don’t have a huge online following, the only real way to get exposure online requires spending money. Thankfully, purchasing ads via Instagram and Facebook is more affordable than Pay-Per-Click Ads, however, you can also partner and/or pay reputable social media influencers to advertise for you.

We provide several non-branded marketing images and Youtube videos for you to use when promoting online, which you can find here.

Our images have the correct dimensions for each platform depending on where you plan to post them. Always be sure to include your referral link in your posts.

If you’re looking to create your own custom graphic images, we recommend using Canva, it’s one of the easiest platforms to use for creating content.

 

⚠️ IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY
Once again, we highly advise that you purchase and forward a custom domain (more info on how to do that here). This message is for those who will choose not to listen to our advice 🤦‍♂:When posting on Instagram it is important not to use the “#” in the affiliate link. The link has to be written as follows:

https://travelplanetnetwork.com/?a_aid=your referral-ID

Once again, it’ll be much easier for you to just listen to us and use a custom domain! 😉

 


 

3. Using Email

Cold emailing is another great strategy to market yourself. First, you’ll need to find prospects to email, and once you build your leads list, ensure to do the following in your emails:

Place a banner or image with a link embedded by inserting the image (if you are using one of our already-made images, hover your mouse over the image, right-click your mouse to save the image to your hard drive, and upload it in your email. Once the image is placed in the email you wish to send, you will want to make that image a clickable link, please Google how to add links to images in the email provider you’re using (i.e. Gmail, Outlook, Constant Contact, etc.).

Always be sure to type a short message above the image to prevent your emails from going to people’s spam or junk folders.

⚠️ WARNING – DO NOT SPAM! Only send to people you personally know. If we get any complaints whatsoever, your account will be terminated immediately.

 

The program we use is powered by Post Affiliate Pro, the leading affiliate tracking software. Post Affiliate Pro uses a combination of cookies, along with IP addresses 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 a cookie on his/her computer that stays active for 60 days from the first time they visited the site. When the visitor pays for the product, the affiliate system checks for the cookie, and if not found, checks for the IP address of referral and credits your account with the commission. This process is absolutely automatic. All your referrals will be properly tracked and you will be able to access the results of your efforts from either distributing postcards or digital ads.

 

Note: If someone received information in the form of a digital ad or postcard (Marketing or Recruiting), the FIRST affiliate will receive the referral commission regardless – up to 60 days.
Payments will only be sent for transactions that have been successfully completed. Transactions that result in chargebacks or refunds will not be paid out.

 

All earned commissions are paid every two weeks and our minimum payout is $50 – commissions earned from the 1st to 15th, will be paid on the first of the following month. Commissions earned from 16th to 30th/31st, will be paid on the 16th of the following month. Currently, we require your bank routing and account numbers. Please note that there is a flat $5 Payout Fee that will be deducted from your total commissions each time you receive payment. If you are either under the minimum payout or have not earned any commissions you will not be charged the $5 Payout Fee.

We have a variety of resources and tools embedded in your Affiliate Dashboard (aka Back Office). We WILL be creating and adding more videos soon. If YOU discover something that is working for you, please let us know and we will post it in our monthly affiliate newsletter and update the Back Office with what you share. Also, we recommend Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day, a very good guide to affiliate marketing.

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