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Joining the Affiliate Program

What is Magazine-Agent.com?What is an Affiliate Program?Why should I join?Does it cost me anything to become an Affiliate?Can a web site outside the United States be an Affiliate?I operate more than one web site. Can I still be an Affiliate?How do I sign up?How does the program work?Is my web site eligible to become an Affiliate?What are my responsiblities as an Affiliate?What are your responsibilities?I don't have a web site. Can I still apply?What if I operate more than one web site?Can I participate in other Affiliate Programs?How do I change my account information?Will becoming an Affiliate increase traffic to my site?

Acceptable Marketing Methods

Can I direct link using Pay-Per-Click Search such as Google AdWords or Yahoo Search Marketing?Can I indirectly link using Pay-Per-Click Search such as Google AdWords or Yahoo Search Marketing?Can I sell subscriptions on eBay?Can I sell subscriptions door to door?Can I offer "Cash Back" or other rewards?

Setting Up Links

How do I create links?Where should I place the links on my site?Can I use your content on my site?

Tracking, Payment, and Reporting

What about product returnsHow can I monitor my sales?Who processes orders and handles customer service?How often can I run reports?I operate more than one website. Can you track them separately, but pay me with one commission check?What happens if I terminate my affiliate membership? Will I be paid for my earnings if they don't surpass your payment threshold?How much can I earn?How do I know how much commission I've earned?How often do I get Paid?Do I earn commissions on my own purchases?

Affiliate FAQ

Joining the Affiliate Program

What is Magazine-Agent.com?

A: Founded in 1998 as an Internet based subscription agent, Magazine-Agent.com aims to become the world's largest shopping source for subscription-based periodicals. The company's web site, offers both consumers and business customers the ability to subscribe to thousands of periodicals from one convenient source. By leveraging the centralization of the Internet, Magazine-Agent.com is able to decrease our direct marketing expenses and redirect funds towards providing world-class customer service. In addition to offering the widest selection of titles at the lowest authorized prices, our goal is to own the customer experience. A customer sale is always viewed as the start of the relationship as opposed to the end of one. That is why we do not bill you until the product has been delivered. We continuously work with fulfillment houses to track customer's subscriptions, provide a forum for updating personal information, and facilitate renewals through on-line communications. Service both the consumer and business markets: In an effort to own the customer's entire experience, Magazine-Agent.com offers a wide range of publications ranging from traditional consumer press to specialty trade press, international titles, and e-zines, as well as manage the customer's subscription process.

What is an Affiliate Program?

A: An Affiliate Program allows you to place links to our products (magazine subscriptions) onto your web site. By placing these links, visitors to your site have the opportunity to buy products. If a product is purchased through your web site, we pay you a commission for each sale.

Why should I join?

A: There are many reasons to join! Becoming an Affiliate is free, and you'll make money with very little effort. As an Affiliate, you can add value to the content of your site. We take the customer order and handle all payments back end issues and customer service. All you do is cash the check!

Does it cost me anything to become an Affiliate?

A: It's absolutely free to join our Affiliate Program. There is no charge to apply and there is no minimum sales requirement.

Can a web site outside the United States be an Affiliate?

A: Yes. We welcome Affiliates from anywhere in the world; however, customers that buy from our site must pay in U.S. dollars. All commission payment checks to Affiliates are in U.S. dollars.top

I operate more than one web site. Can I still be an Affiliate?

A: Yes. You can have multiple sites as an Affiliate. You can have one Affiliate account with us that will include all of your sites. You can track the progress of each of your sites separately and be paid with only one commission check.top

How do I sign up?

A: First, you must read and accept our Affiliate Agreement. Then, you complete our online application form. After your application is submitted, we will contact you to let you know if you've been accepted as an Affiliate, and we will provide you with information on how to get started. top

How does the program work?

A: An Affiliate Program allows you to make money by referring customers to our web site. You do this by placing links on your site. Every time you refer a customer to us and that customer makes a purchase, you earn a commission. In every month that you have earned more than the Payment Processing minimum (as low as $25.00), we send you a check for a percentage of the sales you referred to our site. It's that easy!top

Is my web site eligible to become an Affiliate?

A: Most sites will qualify to participate in the program. Anyone may submit an application, but we do reserve the right to refuse membership to a site or revoke a site's membership at any time if we deem that it contains objectionable material.top

What are my responsiblities as an Affiliate?

A: The only thing you are responsible for is using the tag generator on Reporting.net to create and place links on your site. We handle everything else. top

What are your responsibilities?

A: We will provide you with the tools and support you need to maximize sales through your site. We also handle orders, shipping, customer service and billing for all customers you refer to us. top

I don't have a web site. Can I still apply?

A: Unfortunately, no. In order for us to accept you as an Affiliate, we must be able to view your web site.top

What if I operate more than one web site?

A: You can have multiple sites under one affiliate account. You can create links specifically for each site and generate separate reports for each site. You will receive one commission check for all sites.top

Can I participate in other Affiliate Programs?

A: Sure you can, however, we believe that you will find that we provide the most lucrative commission structure around.top

How do I change my account information?

A: Once you have been accepted as an Affiliate, you will be given access to Reporting.net. Your account information can be modified through Reporting.net.top

Will becoming an Affiliate increase traffic to my site?

A: Our Affiliate Program is a revenue-sharing program. It is not designed to help you increase traffic to your site; however, it enhances your site with content, so your user return rate may be higher.top

Acceptable Marketing Methods

A: No. You may currently not directly link from PPC engines to our site. We encourage the use of PPC marketing but require that affiliates utilize an interim (off-domain) landing page.top

A: Absolutely. In fact we encourage this very effective advertising methodology. We also offer an extensive data feed to help you create effective landing pages.top

Can I sell subscriptions on eBay?

A: No. Our affiliate agreement specifically requires that subscriptions be entered into our website by the customer. Affiliates who are found to be using the program to clear orders will be terminated without notice and will forfeit all commissions immediately.top

Can I sell subscriptions door to door?

A: No. Our affiliate agreement specifically requires that subscriptions be entered into our website by the customer. Affiliates who are found to be using the program to clear orders will be terminated without notice and will forfeit all commissions immediately.top

Can I offer "Cash Back" or other rewards?

A: No. You may in no way incentivize customer transactions with any tangible direct benefit including but not limited to cash back, points, sweepstakes entries, free gifts or free memberships. You may of course use any of these promotional methods on your site so long as a magazine purchase is not specifically required to participate.top

A: We have an automatic tag generator on Reporting.net that creates HTML that you cut and paste into your web site. It is so easy to use even beginners can create links in seconds. The tag generator allows you to create hundreds of types of links to our products.top

A: You should place links where they are easy for your site visitors to find, such as your homepage. Some areas you may want to place your links include your home page, your navigation bar, and any other traffic areas. If you place the links in an easily accessible location on your site, your visitors will be more likely to make a purchase.top

Can I use your content on my site?

A: Sure, in fact our magazine images are constantly updated through our servers. Therefore you will always have fresh images to display on your sites.top

Tracking, Payment, and Reporting

What about product returns

A: If a user returns a product for a refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, your account will be debited for any commission earned on that transaction.top

How can I monitor my sales?

A: You can monitor your sales by accessing reports as often as you like through Reporting.net.top

Who processes orders and handles customer service?

A: We do all of that for the customers that you refer to our site. All you have to do is place links on your site for csr@MagazineAgent.com. We do the rest!top

How often can I run reports?

A: All links from your site to our site contain a unique identifier so that every time a user comes to us via your site, we know to credit you when a purchase is made. This is only possible, though, when you create all of your links with the tag generator on Reporting.net.top

I operate more than one website. Can you track them separately, but pay me with one commission check?

A: You can run reports daily if you wish. Reporting.net, our reporting web site, is updated daily with the latest information about your site.top

What happens if I terminate my affiliate membership? Will I be paid for my earnings if they don't surpass your payment threshold?

A: Yes. You can have multiple sites under one Affiliate account. You can create links and generate reports specifically for each site, but you will receive one commission check for all of your sites. To set up an account with multiple sites, please contact us at Affiliates@MagazineAgent.com with the names and URLs of the additional sites.top

How much can I earn?

A: We can't predict how much you will earn from our Affiliate Program because we don't know anything about your web site or your visitors.top

How do I know how much commission I've earned?

A: Through Reporting.net, you can access reports, which are updated daily, that provide information on impressions, click throughs, orders, shipments, and commissions earned.top

How often do I get Paid?

A: We will send you a check for a percentage of the sales you referred to our site every month, provided you earned more than $50.top

Do I earn commissions on my own purchases?

A: Yes. When you buy products from us through your web site, you earn the same commission on your purchase that you would from a visitor purchase.top

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