Frequently Asked Questions
Who is your affiliate program for?
Our affiliate program is for those who believe in our courses and products and those who want to earn a commission for referring people to our site. Ideally you have connections in the mind, body, spirit industry. You may have your own website, although it is not required. You have a list that you can send a newsletter to, although it is not required. If you don't have any of these, you will need at least some social networking accounts or a Youtube channel with a good following. The greater your reach by sharing your affiliate link with your following, the greater your earning potential!
I'm a newbie to affiliate marketing, can I still sign up?
Anyone can apply to become an affiliate with Core Freedom. We supply you with everything you need, such as banners and links, so you can start sharing earning money immediately after being approved as an affiliate. However, because each affiliate is manually approved, it is important that you have some ducks in a row first. You must be able to receive payments from us, you need a website or a list or social networking accounts so you can promote your affiliate links.
Does it matter what country I live in to become an affiliate?
We accept affiliates from all countries. However, because we use Paypal to pay our affiliates, you will have to supply us with your Paypal email address. You can visit https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/country-worldwide for a list of countries currently covered by Paypal.
Does being an affiliate require experience?
No. If you believe in your products or courses and you know how to copy and paste your affiliate link into an email or on your social networking area, then you're qualified to be an affiliate. Once you are approved to be an affiliate you will have access to your dashboard where you will find training videos.
Do I have to spend money in order to be an affiliate?
No. To join our affiliate program does not cost anything. To promote your affiliate links does not cost anything either. You can share your affiliate links on your own website, to your list, your students, your audience, through your social networking platforms and by various other means. It is up to you to pay for advertising, such as Facebook ads, Google Adwords, etc.
What kind of products will I be marketing?
Core Freedom caters to those on a personal, professional and spiritual development journey. We offer courses in these fields and we also offer meditation music, Reiki music, Healing Ringtones, as well as downloadable guided visualizations. When you become an affiliate you can choose what links you want to share.
You may be a Reiki instructor with thousands of students and sharing your affiliate link to our Reiki music may be the only link you want to share.
You may have a massive following on social networking sites or a big following on YouTube and you may want to strategically share all of the affiliate links with your following.
This is your business and it's completely up to you how often and which affiliate links you want to share.
Why do you manually approve each affiliate?
To us our affiliate is not a numbers game. On the contrary. Our affiliates are our advocates and we see them as partners to helping spread important work. When we accept you as an affiliate you become a representative of our company and are a direct reflection of Dr. Cha~zay's work. Each affiliate is hand-picked to assure that the best affiliates with the highest integrity become representatives of Core Freedom. Additionally, we provide quite a bit of free training to helping our affiliates become successful.
I still don't understand, once I'm an affiliate, what exactly do I share?
No worries, once you are inside your affiliate dashboard you'll find plenty of 'how to' videos helping you share your affiliate links. For now, know that you can share most of the products and courses on the Core Freedom sites by sharing your personal affiliate link with your audience. You can share the affiliate link inside your own emails, or you can place banners on your website. You can be as creative as you'd like.
I have a website, can I promote my affiliate links on my own website or wherever I choose to?
That's the idea behind affiliate marketing! One note about sharing your affiliate links to 'wherever.' It's important that you do not spam people with your affiliate links. If you plan to share your affiliate links inside Facebook groups or in forums and online chat rooms, please be aware of their posting rules and adhere to their rules. Spamming other people's sites will get you banned from their sites, which can also get you banned from being an affiliate.
I'm not a technical person, is becoming an affiliate complicated?
There are plenty of 'how to' videos inside your affiliate dashboard to help you share your affiliate link. If you know how to copy and paste some text into your email or into a social networking post, then you're good to go. If you have your own website and you know how to copy paste a link into an article, then you're good to go.
I don't like sales, do I have to sell something?
We don't like sales either. We do like sharing. And that's all our affiliate program is about. Ideally you are familiar with our courses or music and you are already an advocate. If so, then sharing your affiliate link is merely our way to say 'thank you' for sharing your joy for our products and courses with those you love. In exchange for sharing our courses and product links with your loved ones we pay you a commission of the sale we make. We call this a win-win-win. Your loved one gets the opportunity to hear about a course or product that will undoubtedly help them on their journey. You get paid just for sharing a good thing with someone you love. And we get to enrich a new wonderful person with our life's work. Win-win-win.
I'm not good at sales or marketing, will you help me share my links?
Yes and no. Once you are inside your affiliate dashboard you will have additional training videos to help you market your affiliate links. We will not, however, individually coach you or do the link sharing for you. If you can copy and paste a link into your social networking sites or inside an article on your website, then you are qualified to be an affiliate. It's easier than you think.
Do I have to make cold-calls?
Of course not! You are neither an employee of Core Freedom or Dr. Cha~zay, nor are you considered a contractor. You are an affiliate and as such you run your own business. You share your personal affiliate links with those you love because you believe in our courses and our music. In exchange we give you a commission to say 'thank you' for your efforts. You can work on your own terms, when you want, and do the work however you want. You must adhere to other people's site rules and you cannot spam other people's sites when you share your personal affiliate links. Other than that - share your affiliate links in ways that are fun for you.
What is your commission payout?
All affiliates start at 10%. Maximum commissions paid are 40%. We reserve the right to pay up to 50% for super affiliates. Once you have earned your first $100 you are upgraded to level 2 (15%). Once you have received your second $100 you are upgraded to level 3 (20%). And so on. Your first payout is the hardest to reach because your commission level starts at 10%. Your third level and above are much easier to achieve since your commission level increases with every $100 earned.
Do you ever pay 50% commission for any of your products?
While our commission structure starts at 10% and caps at 40%, we do have some super affiliates that have been manually upgraded to receive 50% commission. This happens only by manual approval and after the affiliate has proven to be a super affiliate. If you know with certainty that you would qualify for the 50% commission tier, contact us for details.
How long is my affiliate link valid if someone I refer clicks on the link but doesn't buy right away?
A cookie is placed on our website that is valid for 90 days from the day a person visits our website after clicking your affiliate link. In other words, they may click on your affiliate link today, visit our website but don't make a purchase. If they return to our website within 90 days from the time they first clicked on your affiliate link, you will get credit. If they can't remember our website but they click on your affiliate link once again in the future, a new 90 day cookie is placed on our website that remembers your referring visitor.
Can I get paid by check?
No. The only way to receive payment is via Paypal or Stripe. To see if Paypal operates in your country visit: https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/country-worldwide. To see if Stripe operates in your country, visit https://stripe.com/global.
What's the minimum and maximum affiliate commission?
The minimum commission is 10% and the maximum is 40%. The maximum commission paid for courses is 30%. Why? Because the hosting of our courses are quite costly and we spend a great deal on customer service.
As a general rule everyone starts at the 10% commission level until they have reached their first $100 in sales. Then their commission gets increased to 15% and then again to 20% when they reach $200 in sales. The maximum commission payout is 50%.
There are exceptions to the above general rule: If you have a proven track record as a super affiliate we may increase your commission structure from the start. This is not the norm and will be considered on a case by case basis.
When do I get my first payment?
From the time of your first sale to your very first payment takes up to 60 days. This first lag is due to our 30-day refund policy.
Example: you earn your first commission on January 25th. Your commission for this sale is paid out March 1st.
Once you have past the first payout threshold you get paid once a month. We pay our affiliates on the 1st of every month.
When do I get paid?
Affiliates get paid on the 1st of every month, provided the $100 minimum threshold has been met. The only exception is your very first payout, which happens 60 days after your first sale. This is due to the 30-day refund policy we offer our students.
If you have not reached your $100 payout threshold, your funds get carried over to the next month and are paid once you have met your minimum payment threshold.
Does my $10 sign-on bonus count towards my first payout?
No. The $10 sign-on bonus does not count towards your earned commission.
The current minimum payout amount is set to $100. If you have earned $95 in commissions, your dashboard will show you a credit of $105. $95 commission + $10 sign-on bonus.
However, since the $10 sign-on bonus does not count towards earned commission, you will get paid once your earned commission has reached $100. In this case your payout balance would be $110. $100 earned commission + $10 sign-on bonus.
Your very first paid payout happens 60 days after your first sales (to honor the 30-day refund policy we provide our customers) and only after you have earned $100 in earned commissions.
Can I login at any time to see my stats?
Yes, indeed. You have your own login, which will bring you to your own affiliate dashboard. From there you can get to your personal affiliate links, you can view your stats, commissions, traffic and so much more.
I have a friend who wants to become an affiliate too, will I earn a commission of their sales as well?
At this point we do not offer a tiered payout structure. However, we may consider changing this in the future.
Are there any products that I cannot promote?
Yes, there are some products that are not included in our affiliate program. For example:
- Bundle courses. Bundle courses are a collection of courses and are already greatly discounted.
- Dr. Cha~zay's individual coaching packages.
- Brand new courses that are not yet open to the public at large.
When a course first launches it launches at a very low introductory rate. This gives us the chance to gather student feedback so we can then improve the course before launching it to the public. During this time a course is not yet available for affiliate promotion.
Any courses or product that you can find inside your affiliate dashboard is eligible for affiliate promotion.
How many products can I promote?
Inside your student dashboard you will find dozens of products and courses that are eligible for affiliate promotion. You can promote all of them or just one of them. It's completely up to you.
Once I sign up as an affiliate, can I take a break to take care of personal things or will this disqualify me from being an affiliate?
This is your own business. Being an affiliate does not mean that you work for Core Freedom or Dr. Cha~zay. It means that you believe in our products so much that you want to share them with those you love. And in exchange we give you a percentage of the sale for your efforts. You can work this business as much or as little as you want. Of course we would like to see you work hard because the harder you work the more commission we get to pay you out each month.
Once I'm an affiliate is there a way for me to lose my affiliate status?
Yes, there is. Breaking the terms and conditions can be a reason for you to lose your affiliate status. The top two ways to lose your status is to spam other sites with your affiliate links and to use your own affiliate link to sign up for courses and to buy products. Your affiliate links are not meant for you to get a kick-back from signing up for courses or to purchase products. Your affiliate links are meant to promote our products and courses to others.
Is there a way for me to lose my commission?
Yes, there is. If you obtain commissions by unethical means, as stated in the affiliate terms and conditions, we reserve the right to decline any commission payout. This includes duplicate orders, spamming sites or purchasing courses and products for yourself with your own affiliate link. Our software monitors affiliate links and matches them internally to student sign-ups. When we see an affiliate enroll in a course or purchase a product with his or her own affiliate link, we reserve the right to refuse commissions.
Can I use my own affiliate link to register for a course or purchase a product for myself?
No. Using your own affiliate link to purchase a course or product for yourself will not only get your commission disapproved but it may cause you to lose your affiliate status. Only use your affiliate links to share with others.