What are the requirements for Affiliates?

There are no particular requirements for Affiliates. All you need is your intention and ideas on how to promote carVertical referral links to the relevant audience.


What do I need to become an Affiliate?

All you need is your own channel (website, social media profile or you can simply share the message with your friends).
Once a visitor is sent to our site via a special link (called 'affiliate link'), and buys our product, you will get a share of the sale value.


How much does it cost to be an Affiliate?

Being an affiliate partner is absolutely free of charge. The access to the referrals tracking dashboard, reports, creatives (links, banners,
custom landing pages) is also free as well as carVertical Affiliate team support and advice.


Do you have any training program for Affiliates?

The basics of affiliate marketing and most useful tips and tricks are described in your affiliate panel. You may also find new tips and
techniques in our monthly affiliate newsletter.


How do I make money?

You earn commissions by referring customers to our website, where they purchase our products. You will earn a percentage
commission for every purchase. You don't even need a website (although having your own website helps). You can promote our
product via internet forum posts, reviews, product testings, tweeting, posting a link on Facebook, LinkedIn, recording videos,
or simply emailing to all your friends and people you know with your affiliate link to our product.


What is the affiliate link?

The affiliate link is a special URL with unique parameters which you should share with your visitors. You will get various URLs for different
links and banners in your affiliate panel.


How to start promoting carVertical products?

You can see the Getting Started section on the main page after you log-in. Generally, you should choose some banners and links,
and add them to your pages. When your visitor clicks on a banner, he will be redirected to our site. If this visitor buys carVertical
product, you will be rewarded with a commission for this sale.


Can I use my own creatives for carVertical promotion?

Using your own creative material without carVertical team approval is not allowed. Feel free to contact our team via
affiliate@carvertical.com. We’ll be more than happy to help you choose the best options from our base or even create a custom material for you.


Can I have a personalised landing page on carvertical.com to direct my referrals to?

Sure you can! Contact us at affiliate@carvertical.com, and we will create a custom landing for you.


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 a 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 a cookie on his or her browser. When the visitor pays for the product, affiliate system
checks for cookie (if not found, checks for IP address of referral) and credits your account with a commission. 

This process is entirely automatic. All your referrals will be tracked properly.


How and when will I be paid?

Your commissions will be paid via wire transfer, before 10th of each month for the previous month. Your bank account details need
to be filled during the Affiliate sign up process. Also, you can check and edit them at any time via your Affiliate panel setting. Please
make sure the referred Bank account details are correct.


What is the minimum payout at carVertical Affiliate program?

The minimum payout is 50 USD. If you do not reach this amount in a particular month, it will be transferred to the upcoming month.
The payout will be made only once the sum of your earned commissions is equal or higher than 50 USD.


What if the user doesn’t make a purchase instantly? Do I still receive a commission?

Yes! Our Affiliate system places a cookie on the user’s browser for 90 days. This means that if the user clicks on your link, any purchase
made by him is referred as yours for 90 days from the last click. Naturally, the commission is calculated for you for.


How do you decide which Affiliate gets a commission if the user clicks several affiliate links before the purchase?

Commissions are assigned using a split commission functionality, so there is a chance that 2 affiliates will be
commissioned for a single sale.

The logic is that we can track the whole user’s funnel. If the user clicks on A affiliate link, then goes to affiliate B, after that checks
affiliate C and makes a purchase, affiliates A and C (first and last) both will receive 50% of the commission.

In case there is only 1 Affiliate involved, or the 1st as well as the last click was made through the same affiliate link, the affiliate will
receive 100% bonus.

We believe it’s really important to reward those partners who created the awareness for the user, as well as those who led to the
conversion.


Can I promote you through pay-per-click search engines?

Unfortunately not. This way of promotion is relatively expensive, meaning the sale would cost you a similar amount as your affiliate
commission.

Also, it would be difficult for you to start as we have our internal marketing team working on pay-per-click search engines, so it
would be best for you to choose different advertising methods.


How can I track the performance on my own?

You can use Channels functionality for tracking.

Channels are the most simple and powerful way to control your traffic. 

To use it, simply create a new channel for every link/banner placement you want. The channels can be created in affiliate panel in
Promotion -> Add channels.


What is Direct Linking?

DirectLinks is an advanced feature that allows you to link directly to our site without additional parameters in the URL. So for example,
instead of: http://www.oursite.com/?a_aid=12345&a_bid=67890 you can use only: http://www.oursite.com

To use DirectLinking, you have to set up your DirectLink URLs. These are URL addresses of YOUR OWN pages, where you'll place your
affiliate links or banners. You can define them in the Banners & Links section. All URLs have to be manually reviewed and approved by
merchant before they will work. When the URL is approved, every link to our site (even without affiliate parameters) from that page will be
treated as a referral.


What is sub-affiliate and how to get sub-affiliates?

Sub-affiliate is another carVertical Affiliate who registered to carVertical Affiliate program with your recommendation (using a unique
affiliate registration link with your unique ID).

You can find your unique registration form link or even registration form on your panel.

Affiliate who has sub-affiliates, receives a 20% commission of each sub-affiliate commission. The more sub-affiliates the Affiliate has,
the more passive income can be generated.