We review and moderate all affiliate registrations, so please provide accurate information. The review process may take a few days, so we appreciate your patience.
If you’re approved, you’ll be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote Scrivener Classes via referral links. Visit your private Affiliate Area for visits and referrals information.
Commissions and payouts
You’ll earn a 25% commission when a customer purchases a new Scrivener Classes online course using your referral link. For a $99 course, that's $24.75!
We pay out affiliate commissions in USD via PayPal in the first week of every month. As we have a 30-day money back guarantee, we only pay commissions that are older than 30 days. The minimum payout balance is $50.00, but we will payout all commissions earned within a year by February 28th of the following year.
We do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases (even those using a different email address).
Referral cookie lifetime
When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for 7 days to give your referred customers time to go through the free lessons to decide if they want to purchase a course.
A referral won’t be awarded if:
- The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)
- The customer purchases after 7 days (because the cookie will expire).
Referrals older than 30 days and in good standing (i.e. the purchase has not been refunded) will be included with each commission payout (if the commission balance totals $50.00 or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.
We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:
- The sale that the referral was based on was refunded.
- The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Affiliate Agreement.
Affiliate application rejection
We reserve the right to reject affiliate applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for affiliate application rejection. Affiliate applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.
Questions regarding your application
When you apply to become an affiliate we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:
- We didn’t understand something in your application, or,
- We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote Scrivener Classes and need a little more detail.
If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an affiliate and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.
Dormant affiliate accounts
We encourage all of our affiliates to actively promote Scrivener Classes to keep earning referrals. However, if an affiliate account is dormant (no visits generated) after a 6-month period, the account may be temporarily deactivated.
Scrivener Classes Affiliate Program Policies
Allowed and encouraged promotional methods
We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to Scrivener Classes and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of affiliates blog about Scrivener and mention Scrivener Classes.
Here are a few examples of great promotional methods to earn more commission:
- Tell clients, customers or friends about Scrivener Classes, and give them your affiliate referral link.
- Write a review or a blog post about Scrivener or Scrivener Classes and link to our site with your referral link.
- Use social media to spread the word. Tweet about us on Twitter with your affiliate referral link, post about us on Facebook with your affiliate link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers about affiliate marketing with your affiliate link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!
Prohibited promotional methods
The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off–they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any negative or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. Just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed, here it is in writing. Thanks for your understanding!
- Scrivener Classes may not be promoted on coupon sites.
Customers who are searching for a coupon are already in the market for Scrivener Classes, so this method adds no value to Scrivener Classes.
- Any type of spam is prohibited.
Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote Scrivener Classes. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.
- Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited.
This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed and super cool promotional methods!
- Please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with Scrivener Classes.
Affiliates aren’t employees of Scrivener Classes or Gwen Hernandez and have no employee rights.
- Pretending to actually be Scrivener Classes or Gwen Hernandez is prohibited.
Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official Scrivener Classes site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).
- Again, telling customers that you are endorsed or operated by Scrivener Classes is prohibited.
If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask.
Consequences of prohibited promotional methods
If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your affiliate account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an affiliate!
The following types of sites are not permitted to become an affiliate: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Affiliate applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.
By accepting these terms and conditions you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an affiliate in our affiliate program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.
The affiliate relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an affiliate you are not an employee of Scrivener Classes or Gwen Hernandez. You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against Scrivener Classes or Gwen Hernandez. These affiliate terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Thanks for taking the time to read through the Terms and Conditions and for agreeing to them. We look forward to working with you!