The Affiliate Program utilizes your partnerships to encourage others to sell your course on your behalf while receiving a commission from you in the process. Learn to maximize your revenue with the Affiliate Program.
In this article:
- How the Affiliate Program Works
- Your Affiliate Dashboard
- Commission Setup
- Share links
- Affiliate Portal
How the Affiliate Program Works
The Affiliate Program functions similarly to the Kajabi Partner Program.
However, unlike the Kajabi Partner Program, your Affiliates do not need to be Members of your site to join as an Affiliate to start selling for you.
This allows you to have an unlimited amount of Affiliates selling your course.
The Affiliate Program helps you:
- Manage Affiliate Registrations and Accounts,
- Set up an Affiliate Marketing System based on Share Links,
- Track Affiliate Conversions and Form Submissions,
- Automatically calculate Affiliate earnings,
- Create detailed Affiliate reports.
Set up your Affiliate Program by enabling Affiliate commission for your Offers.
After setting up your Offers, generate Share Links to redirect to any URL, Landing Page, or Checkout Page.
These Share Links install a cookie onto prospective customer's browsers for 30 days or until the cache is cleared.
The installed cookie allows your Affiliate Marketing System to track views and conversions on your site to automatically calculate and credit Affiliate commission.
The Affiliate User is then credited with a percentage of each sale made through their Share Link. As long as the purchase is made within 30 days on the same browser the Share Link was clicked, the Affiliate will be credited with the transaction.
Read How to Determine Why an Affiliate is not Credited for more details.
New Affiliates will receive the Affiliate User Welcome email sent by your site containing their Login information to access the Share Links in their Portal and a link to the Affiliate Login Page.
Learn to edit the automated emails in your site to customize the language according to your brand.
Your Affiliates can then begin marketing your Offers with the generated Share Links through various marketing channels by simply sharing the link.
It is important to note that the Affiliate Program is designed to help you maximize revenue with the partnerships and relationships you create by tracking your Affiliate transactions.
This design allows you the freedom and the flexibility to pay your Affiliates through your preferred payment methods, empower you to determine the payment schedule most beneficial to you and your Affiliates, and gives you complete control over your business finances and accounting.
Your Affiliate Dashboard
The Affiliate Dashboard shows an overview of how your Affiliates are performing:
- Clicks: The total number of clicks on all Affiliate Share Links.
- Form Submissions: The number of opt-ins tracked through your Affiliate Share Links.
- Conversions: The total number of Offer purchases tracked through all of your Affiliate Share Links.
- Conversion Rate: Overall conversions divided by overall clicks.
Below the Affiliate statistics, you will find your Affiliate Sign up Link and Affiliate Login Link. Read How to Create a Custom Affiliate Signup Page to customize your Affiliate's experience on your site.
The Affiliate Settings located in the top menu of your Affiliate Dashboard allows you to enable or disable new Affiliate registrations and customize the Affiliate Onboarding process.
To allow people to sign up as an Affiliate on your site, the Enable registrations must be toggled on:
Create and manage Affiliate Users in the Users section of your Affiliate Dashboard.
Click on an Affiliate User's name to:
- Review their individual Affiliate statistics.
- Override their Affiliate Percentage.
- View which Share Links are available to each Affiliate.
Read How to Create an Affiliate User for more details.
Setup your commission percentage for each Offer to credit to your Affiliate(s) when the Offer is purchased with their unique Share Link:
The Transactions section in your Affiliate dashboard will display all transactions credited to your Affiliate Users:
Affiliates are also credited for setup fees. Any setup fee in a subscription will now be tracked in the Affiliate system.
Additionally, if you choose to give an Affiliate commission for a Subscription, the commission is set for the lifetime of that Member's subscription.
If you have set up a Commission Override Percentage, it is important to note that you may see a different Commission Override Percentage for individual transactions attributed to the same Affiliate. Because the Override Percentage can be adjusted, the transactions will reflect whatever percentage was in place at the time the specific transaction took place.
With this in mind, you may notice differences in your Affiliate Transactions compared to the Affiliate Report. This is due to the Affiliate Report displaying the Override Percentage for the most recent transaction credited to the Affiliate within the timeframe selected.
A Share Link is simply a URL that can lead to any site or page (even a site outside Kajabi).
When a user clicks on a Share Link a cookie is placed in their browser for 30 days. This cookie will track the user's habits on your site and attribute any profit generated from that user to the appropriate Affiliate.
Keep in mind, although you can track the clicks for specific share links, there is no way to determine which Affiliate Link was used by a specific Member or the Affiliate credited.
Create Share Links that lead to any URL, Landing Page, or Checkout Page. As long as the user completes a purchase of an Offer on Kajabi using the same browser where they originally clicked the Share Link, the sale will be credited to the Affiliate User.
Truncating an Affiliate Share link by using tools like the Bitly URL shortener will still credit the Affiliate for the conversion.
Communicate with every Affiliate User on your site by creating an Affiliate Announcement. Sending an Affiliate Announcement sends an email to every Affiliate containing the Title and Body text:
Export your Affiliate Reports in the Export section of your Affiliate Dashboard. Use these reports to determine how much to pay out to each Affiliate:
After an Affiliate is added to your site by registering or by manually adding an Affiliate, they will receive an Affiliate User Welcome email containing the Login credentials and link to access their Affiliate Portal.
The Affiliate Portal allows your Affiliates to:
- View their Stats.
- Access their Public Share Links.
- Export their Purchase Summary Report.
- Change their Settings to update their Profile, email preferences, and change their Password.