Becoming a Motherfigure Affiliate
The Motherfigure Affiliate Program allows you to earn 40% commission on every Motherfigure product purchased through your affiliate links.
The Affiliate Program is FREE to join, but I vet each application carefully (This means moms looking to make extra cash, bloggers, and fitness and health professionals are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to apply, but spammers are not. If you spam people on the internet for a living, move along please.)
You don’t need your own professional website or email list (although both help, of course). However, you will need some sort of personal and/or professional online presence because the Motherfigure products are only sold virtually. This can be a Facebook page or a professional blog. Whether you sell through informal or formal networks, FTC guidelines require all affiliates to be honest in their endorsements, which basically means you need to disclose your affiliate status, which is cool because everyone likes honest people:)
You have no cap on sales. Frankly, I can research and write until my face turns blue, but marketing befuddles me. This is why I’ve set a comparably high commission rate (40%). How much money you can make in the Affiliate Program depends on your own personal goals and networking resources.
I’ve also tried to make the affiliate program as risk-free and fair as possible. In return, I simply ask affiliates to abide by the Terms and Conditions. In a nutshell, this means respecting both our online reputations by staying away from spam and derogatory speech.
To become an affiliate, you will need your Motherfigure log-in information (which you created when purchasing or trying out a Motherfigure product) and a Paypal account to receive payments.
I also require all United States affiliates to fill out a “W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification and Certification.” All non-US affiliates must fill out a “W-8BEN Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Individuals).” If accepted to the affiliate program, I’ll send you a secure email request through a third party service called Hello Sign.
How Does Payment Work?
All payments are in USD via Paypal. Because the Motherfigure Program comes with a 30 day refund offer, commissions are paid out 30 (or 31) days AFTER the last day of the month in which a product was purchased through your affiliate link. Once you are accepted into the Affiliate Program, you can access information about payments and sales via the Affiliate Area on the website.
You will create the affiliate links to use on your website within this Affiliate Area. Affiliate links do rely on “cookies,” so make sure anyone who purchases through your links has not disabled cookies.
Do You Provide Marketing Materials?
Ummm. Good question. You’ll be able to download some of the images already on Motherfigure.com, but I haven’t made any separate marketing materials. I realize pre-made graphics and marketing videos are all great ideas, but I’m not there yet. However, this is good news for creative folks. Feel free to create your own marketing graphics as long as you are faithful to Motherfigure’s intent and vision.
I’m Interested, So How Do I Apply?
First, read the Terms and Conditions.
Next, register here (or below).
Then, you will receive an email if you have been accepted. You will also receive an email through Hello Sign with instructions on how to fill out a W9 form (or a W-8BEN if you are not a U.S. citizen). I promise I don’t do anything nefarious with the forms other than securely file them away so the IRS is happy if I get audited. You’ll have 15 days to complete the form. You can start selling the Program in the meantime, but any commissions you earn cannot be paid out until I receive the appropriate tax form.
And that’s it. Easy peasy.