Affiliate Frequently Asked Questions
Once you sign up for and are accepted to our program, you will have access to the Modern Dog Affiliate Center. Here you can log in at any time to get our banners and links, find out about commissions earned and even learn about how many clicks your banners, links and ads have received.
We welcome all applications, but reserve the right to refuse or revoke a membership at any time.
What is an affiliate program? How does it work?
An affiliate program is a revenue sharing program where the affiliate (you) drives traffic to a merchant's web site (moderndogmagazine.com) in exchange for sales commissions. When a visitor to your site clicks on your Modern Dog affiliate link and completes a purchase, you get a commission on every subscription to Modern Dog magazine they buy!
How do I get started?
- Step 1: Sign up!
- Step 2: We manually review all applications. Once your application has been approved, we will send you setup instructions as well as directions to banners and text links that you can put on your web site.
- Step 3: Collect your commissions!
Who can participate?
Just about anybody! Whether you run a large commercial web site, a small personal blog, a non-profit site, or anything in between you're welcome to apply to join the program. We also welcome owners of opt-in e-mail newsletters. All applications are manually reviewed, and we reserve the right to refuse any application. We DO NOT accept any sites that:
- Advocate or promote sexually explicit material.
- Advocate or promote puppy mills
- Advocate or promote violence
- Advocate or promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
- Advocate or promote illegal activities
- Violate intellectual property rights
Does it cost anything to participate?
No. There are absolutely NO FEES in our Affiliate Program. There will not be any fees added after you join. As long as you are an active affiliate, all you need to do is keep linking and collect your commissions.
Can I become an Affiliate if I live outside of North America?
Absolutely! We welcome affiliates from all over the world and would love to have you on our Affiliate team. Please keep in mind all commission checks are payable in the currency of your location (for affiliates based in Canada and USA). For those affiliates outside of North America, commission will be paid in USD.
If I have multiple websites, do I need to apply separately for each?
No, you do not need to apply separately. Subscription sales will be tracked based on Affiliate ID. Feel free to place your affiliate link(s) on whatever sites you have providing those sites comply with Modern Dog’s Terms and Conditions.
How are sales tracked from my site?
Once your application is accepted, you will be given a unique Affiliate ID as well as a custom-formatted link that will ensure that traffic coming from your site is properly tracked. We maintain a 30 day cookie, meaning that if a visitor clicks on a link from your site, you are credited with the sale as long as the visitor purchases within 30 days.
Modern Dog records all transactions from your site on a daily basis. The Modern Dog Affiliate team has access to all Affiliate sales and can provide you with transaction information at any time. Sales will be tallied on a monthly basis.
How much will I earn? How and when do I get paid?
All affiliates earn commissions of 50% of sales made through their Affiliate Ads, with a cookie length of 30 days. Modern Dog Affiliates will be paid monthly when the commission balance is $50 or more. All commissions will be paid in the currency of your location (for affiliates based in Canada and USA). For those affiliates outside of North America, commission will be paid in USD.
I'm signed up, now what?
Once your application is approved, you will receive an e-mail welcoming you into our Affiliate Program. It will include all the instructions you need to get started. If you're ready to start adding links to your site, check out the next section on creating links to Modern Dog.
How do I create links to Modern Dog?
Current affiliates can get links, including banners and text ads in the Affiliate Centre. We will be regularly updating our links to include lots of resources to help you sell. You're also welcome to create links of your own, as long as they do not abuse the Modern Dog brand (see clauses 4 and 14 of Terms and Conditions). Feel free to link to the home page or to product pages directly.
- Do I receive any discounts on moderndogmagazine.com products since I'm an affiliate? No. However we recommend you purchase your orders through your links so you can receive commissions on sales.
- What if I forget my affiliate password? Don’t worry. Simply go to our password reset form and we will send you an email with instructions on how to reset your password. If you continue to have trouble logging in, please send an email to email@example.com and include your full name and address.
I need to contact Modern Dog regarding the affiliate program.
The best way to contact us if you have any questions or problems is to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes. By participating in the Modern Dog Affiliate Program, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Please contact us if you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions.