As of July 21, 2014, AWeber has updated the Affiliate Agreement for our Affiliate program. If you wanted to review the updated Affiliate Agreement, click here. This article explains some frequently asked questions regarding the Affiliate agreement and how it affects current Affiliates.
Why am I receiving communications about Affiliates?
We contact our affiliates to provide information on how to best utilize their AWeber Affiliate account, and with any updates or changes to what is provided. If you do not wish to keep your Affiliate account, please contact our Affiliate team and they will gladly remove you from the program. There is never any cost associated with the AWeber Affiliate Program and removing yourself from the program will not effect your customer account in any way.
If I'm already an Affiliate, will I have to reapply?
No. All Affiliates currently in the program are considered approved for the time being. If you are not currently in compliance with our updated agreement, we reserve the right to remove you from the AWeber Affiliate program.
Do I have to sign anything?
No. As one of our Affiliates, you have already consented to our Affiliate Agreement. This is just an updated version of that document.
How will I know if what I am doing is not compliant?
Our "dos and don'ts" are outlined within the Affiliate Agreement, but if you have any specific concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. Our team will be happy to work with you to make sure you are within our guidelines and are on your way to becoming a successful AWeber Affiliate.
Will I be notified if I'm not in compliance with the Affiliate Agreement?
Yes. Our Affiliate team will make reasonable attempts to contact the email address and/or phone numbers listed in your Affiliate account. We want to work with you to help you become a successful AWeber Affiliate.
Am I allowed to buy "Paid Search" ads?
Yes. Just make sure you don't include our trademarks or any variations or misspelling in your keyword bidding.
Creating an ad that says "AWeber's Autoresponders are AWesome!" is fine with us. Trying to promote that ad using branded keywords like AWeber Autoresponders, AWebber, A Weber, AWeber.com, etc. is NOT OK with us. If you need more clarifications, please reach out and send any keywords you are unsure of and our Affiliate team will respond letting you know what is and is not compliant.
I just purchased an email list. Can I send a newsletter to them promoting AWeber?
No. This goes against our Affiliate Agreement as well as our service agreement. If you are not sure how to promote the AWeber program, we've put together resources for you to help you become a successful Affiliate. Also, feel free to reach out to our Affiliate team for optimization tips and tricks.
I work with a ton of other Affiliate marketers/internet marketers/partners or I own an Affiliate network. Can we run traffic from multiple people under one Affiliate ID?
No. In order for us to effectively monitor for compliance, we require each company/Affiliate to have their own account. We do not allow for rebrokering.
Do I need to be an AWeber customer in order to become an AWeber Affiliate?
No, but we definitely recommend it. The reason some of our Affiliates are so successful is because they are AWeber customers themselves and are very familiar with our service. Being one of our affiliates means that you are recommending AWeber to your audience and understanding how it works will only help your customers become better email marketers! That helps grow their email lists, and in turn, your overall commissions.
Do I need to have an Affiliate account in order to use AWeber?
Absolutely not. The AWeber Affiliate Program is 100% optional. You do not need to have an Affiliate account in order to be an AWeber customer.
Acceptance into the AWeber Affiliate Program
I just applied for the Affiliate program. Now what?
You should have received our welcome email detailing how to log in to your account. Please note, however, that the approval process is not immediate. It can take up to 3 days to review your information and determine whether or not you are approved to participate. We will notify via email any applicants who do not pass our criteria screening.
Why am I not approved?
There could be a number of reasons we did not to approve your participation in our program. Please check our Affiliate Agreement to see if you are not aligned with our guidelines. If you feel our decision was made in error, please email our Affiliate team to explain why you'd be a great fit for the AWeber Affiliate Program.
I was accepted. I'm good to go, right?
Yes. Congratulations on becoming an AWeber affiliate! We approved you because we believe your business offering/solution could be a good fit for our program. We believe you will continue to align with our compliance standards and program guidelines. If we determine that is not the case, we will notify you about removal from our program.
Can I cancel my Affiliate account?
Absolutely. Please contact our Affiliate team and they will gladly remove you from the program.
How do I earn commissions?
After applying to the AWeber Affiliate Program, you will receive information on how to log into your account. There you will find your dedicated affiliate link. You can use that link to promote AWeber to your audience via email, banner ads on your site, or any other approved marketing method. Once someone signs up for AWeber through your Affiliate link, you will receive referral credit for that order and receive a 30% commission on their invoices for the entire time they are an AWeber customer.
When will you pay me?
We currently pay Affiliates on Net 30 terms. This means that at the end of the month, we add up all of the commissions you have earned and 30 days after the close of the month, we send out your check.
Can you send payments electronically (via wire transfers, PayPal, etc.)?
No. We only pay out Affiliate commissions via check. No exceptions are made here at this time.
What if I haven't received my check yet?
Has it been more than 30 days since you received your check? Please allow up to 10-15 business days past the 30 day mark due to processing and delivery. If you still have not received your check after that time, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team and we will be happy to look into it for you.
What if I haven't cashed my check yet?
Please do so soon! If checks aren't cashed in a timely manner and we need to recut them, there is a $25 recut fee for each recut check request.
I live in a foreign country and my bank will charge me a fee for checks, can't you just make an exception for me?
Unfortunately, no. Check is our only method of payment at this time.
My country doesn't except checks from the United States at all. Could you make an exception for me?
Unfortunately, no. Check is our only method of payment at this time.