|The Frequently Asked Questions below are provided to better informed you about our affiliate program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the affiliate program?
The affiliate program at homedecks.com is open to anyone that would like to earn money from posting our banner ads and text links on websites, blogs, newsgroups, search engines, newspapers, classified ads, magazines and media.
How much can I earn?
Affiliates earn 10% from each purchase made as a result of the links they post. For example, if someone clicks on one of our links and consequently purchases $50.00 worth of magazines and downloadable deck plans, the affiliate member that posted the link will earn a $5.00.
Why become an affiliate member?
It makes sense to become an affiliate member, once the banner ads and text links are in placed, there is very little work to be done on your end to earn income.
How do I join the affiliate program?br>
Joining the affiliate program and becoming a member is fairly straightforward. Follow the links to create a new affiliate account and fill out the online form. Once the online form is submitted an affiliates account will be immediately created and you can start posting our links.
What is a reference id?
When you log onto your affiliate’s account, a reference ID is automatically inserted into the HTML so that the links can be monitored and tracked.
How can I keep track of sales?
You can check the click-through rate including money earned, by logging into your affiliates account.
How do I get paid?
Checks will be mailed to you or we can pay you through Paypal if you provide us with your Paypal email address. You can provide this information when you create an affiliate account or anytime afterwards by editing your account information.
When do I get paid?
We will pay you once a month provided you have a minimum of $10.00 in your account at the end of that month. If the minimum amount is not reached, the amount will be carried over to the next month or until the minimum amount is reached.
Do I need to have my own website?
No, you do not need to own website to post our links and make money. If you do post on other websites, we strongly suggest that you follow the websites guidelines for posting links.
Why do you pay affiliate members to post links?
Running the website and taking care of our customers leaves us little time to focus on promoting homedecks.com. Also, adding a link to a site that perhaps we may have never come across can be a plus for both the affiliate member and homedecks.com.
What are the best sites to add links to?
It’s best to place our links are on sites that are relevant to homedecks.com. Some of the best sites are home and garden websites, builder/contractor sites and directories, material and supply companies, help and how to message boards.
Do I need to know html?
Some basic hypertext markup language (HTML) will probably be needed to incorporate our links into other sites, which can easily be learned by doing a search for HTML on the internet.
I aready have an account with you, do I also need an affiliate account?
If you already have an account with us, you will still need to sign up for an affiliate account. The affiliate and customer accounts are two separate accounts.
What about spamming, link farms and over posting?
When adding banner ads and text links, we suggest that you don't over post or add more than a few per page. Adding too many links on a single page or throughout a single site may be perceived as spamming. Also, it's always best to place banner ads and text links in pages with similar content since it makes a better web experience when reading and interacting with the web.