Ever wondered about the differences between various Referral/Affiliate Programs out there? Behind PR strategies and campaigns, there are real differences one should consider. Although I'm referring mainly to the Stock Photography programs, the facts listed below can be easily applied to any other program you might be interested in.
Why do we say Dreamstime's the best?
There is no other program in stock photography to offer as many advantages as we do. While competitor sites may offer one or two of the items below, none of them include all options granted by our program. These options award you best revenue, bring you most referees and all these for the longest timespan in the industry. The final goal is to provide a highest $ amount to our partners (you) who promote Dreamstime.
Why does it matter whom you're advertising for?
Make most of your site's traffic by directing it to the best paying partner. If you advertise several agencies, most of your visitors will choose ONLY ONE, depending on how appealing the ad (banner, badge, short description etc.) is to them. Ensure you get paid for all visitors who register. Most agencies will not award contributors you refer because photographers may not be part of their referral program. Not only do you lose a referree, but you miss on revenue.
Who we award 10% for?
You receive 10% of all purchases made by paying customers and 10% of each sale made by a contributor/photographer registered as your referrees. If your referree is both contributor and buyer, you will receive revenue for both site activities. While buyers are more frequent as referred members, many fellows promoting Dreamstime earn a lot from referring contributors. At 10% each, you need only to refer 10 contributors to get as much revenue as you would obtain from sales of an entire portfolio!
It may depend on who visits your site, but why not monetize all potential visitors? Most best selling photographers were referred by someone, why not you being that someone?
There is no catch here. We award 10% of the WHOLE purchase price for ALL purchases made during this time interval. Unlike other agencies we use the actual price that a designer pays NOT a Net value (our profit after removing photographer royalties). A Net value for reference would be significantly lower for you.
Is there a maximum cap?
Other agencies will award only "the first purchase but no more than $50 per referred buyer". We don't have any limit beside the 3 years. If a customer will spend several thousands of USD during this time interval, the 10% is rightfully yours.
What links do your referees have to use?
Any link listed on our site that includes your referral id. It's that simple. The only agency that awards contributors - beside Dreamstime - will require different links, depending on the user's profile. If your visitor used the buyers' link while being a contributor, you will lose that referee. No matter which referral link they use to reach Dreamstime, all visitors will be awarded as your referees.
What's the time limit?
After a user registers, we will award all purchases/sales made within the next 3 years, the longest time interval on the market. Most other programs will award only the first sale but almost all customers make several transactions. With Dreamstime's referral program, you will earn 10% of each and every purchase they make for the next 3 years. Reccuring sales generate a snowball effect and higher revenue than other promoting options such as traditional advertising.
Where do they have to register?
Anywhere. If they come through your referral link, they will be memorized as your referees and assigned accordingly when they register. Other programs will require contributors to sign up on the very page where they landed. If they move further, that is a lost customer for you. Dreamstime makes sure you do not lose referrees.
Visitors can browse the site, close it and come back later. As soon as they register, they are surely your Dreamstime referees.
When/How soon do they need to register?
While most affiliate programs will not award the customer if the visit is not followed by immediate registration, our referral program memorizes him/her and will assign the user to you if registration is made in the following 30 days.
Dreamstime will award you an instant bonus of $5 (subject to review) if you submit your website link after displaying a badge. We also provide you with a large variety of badges, banners and links throughout the site, thus helping you to help us. If you're a web developer or have a friend who can help, there is also our powerful API program enabling your visitors to browse through our content directly from your own site.
Many many users enjoy the advantages of our referral program. Some are just generating residual income, while others enjoy thousands of dollars per month. Make sure you don't miss this opportunity. And secure most of your site's traffic by promoting only the agency that worths it! ;)
You can check our Referral Program here, if you haven't already done so.
If you already did, keep spreading the word! If you have any suggestions, I look forward to your comments.