- Affiliate Program FAQ
Affiliate Program FAQ
Note: Our affiliates program is solely for the use of Z Publishing contributors, editors, and distributors. If you have not been invited to join this program by Z Publishing, please refrain from signing up. If you haven't been invited but would like to be considered for our program, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating why you would like to join the program and your credentials in the industry.
Where can I sign up?
Sign up to become a Z Publishing affiliate at https://zpublishinghouse.refersion.com.
Does it cost money to sign up?
No. You will never be charged any fees by Refersion for signing up for our program. Z Publishing pays membership fees and a portion of our sales to Refersion so that our affiliates don't have to.
How much money will I make per sale?
You will earn approximately 25% of each sale you make (this includes 25% of the shipping fee as well). For our regularly priced ($14.99) physical books, affiliates earn (+/-) $4 per book sold.
How does the process work?
After you sign up to become an affiliate using the link above (the sign-up process takes less than five minutes), Refersion will generate a custom link for you. This link will direct visitors to our website, and it will track which of the visitors who came to our website from your link made purchases and how much those purchases were for.
So, let's say you send your custom link in a mass email to 20 of your readers, and ten of them click the link and purchase one physical book each. You will be credited $4 per sale times 10 sales for a total of $40, which will be deposited into your Paypal account on the next affiliate payment date. Similarly, if you were to send the link to one reader who buys ten books, you would also be credited $40.
Am I restricted to selling the product/book in which I am featured, or can I earn commission off sales of Z Publishing's other products?
Affiliates are eligible to earn commission off all sales they generate on our website, not solely sales of the product in which they are featured. Each custom affiliate link directs to our homepage (and not a specific product page) for this reason.
Is there a minimum sales requirement?
No. You will be credited for your very first sale, no matter how small.
How long can I be an affiliate?
You can be an affiliate for as long as we have our program available. So, hopefully, forever!
I see that Refersion has tracked my sales, and it displays how much I am owed on my affiliates page. But how do I withdraw the money?
Though Refersion tracks how much you are owed, it will not automatically pay that amount. Payments are deposited directly into your Paypal account (if you linked your account correctly) roughly 1-2 times per month.
On Refersion, it mentions something about there being a 30-day cookie period. To be exact, it says "Get 25% when customers purchase using your referral link within 30 day(s)." What does this mean?
This means that your custom link will track the sales activity from one IP address for thirty days after the user first clicks your link. So, let's say a reader clicks your custom link on the 2nd of the month but does not decide to buy anything at first. Then, on the 25th of the month, that same user (or, rather, the same IP address) logs back onto our site manually (by typing zpublishinghouse.com in their browser, or by some other means other than using your custom link) and makes a purchase, you would still be credited for that sale. As long as someone clicks your link and then purchases from our website at any point within thirty days, you will be credited for the sale!
Where should I promote my link?
Anywhere! Though our affiliates typically have the most success by sending emails directly to their readers, many also have success promoting the link on their social media accounts and websites.
I believe that I made a sale with my custom link and Refersion did not track it. What should I do?
Though it has happened before, it is extremely rare that Refersion fails to track a sale. If you believe this happened to you, the first thing to do is confirm that the sale was indeed made and that the user indeed clicked your custom trackable link. Nine times out of ten in these situations, the buyer didn't actually make/complete the purchase or he/she never clicked an affiliate link.
If after looking further into the situation you are still convinced that Refersion did not track your sale, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
1. The Paypal email you have registered with Refersion.
2. The order number of the sale you believe was not tracked.
3. The name of the purchaser.
We will then look further into the situation from our end.
It's been over a month since I referred my first sale and I haven't been paid yet. Why is this?
This is because your Paypal account is not linked properly, and Refersion has no place to deposit your earnings. Please check to make sure that you are indeed signed up for Paypal using the email that is linked to your Refersion account.