EARN REWARDS WHEN YOU SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT ART STOREFRONTS
Loving what Art Storefronts is doing for the art community?
Over the years, many of our customers have referred friends or colleagues to Art Storefronts because they genuinely believe that we are the best place for people to learn how to sell art, to get the support and coaching they need, and of course to utilize the best software for selling art online.
If you genuinely feel this too, we'd love for you to participate in the Art Storefronts Referral Program!
In 2020, you will have TWO reward options to choose from:
$150 (paid via PayPal)
3 month extension to your Art Storefronts membership
After receiving a referral, we'll reach out to you to confirm which reward you would like.
You tell an artist about Art Storefronts
They sign up
You get a referral bonus!
How do we know you referred them? They either mention you by name when they initially request a demonstration, or they click on a special referral link that we provide you with, that leads them to the Art Storefronts website.
Each link contains a unique tracking code that is specific to you. You are free to use these links however you want – post one in a forum, reply to a forum comment and post the link in it, send it out in an email blast to a group of artists or photographers, or just email it to a friend.
If someone has never submitted a demo request with us before (we have a permanent record of this date), and they click on any of your affiliate links OR they specifically mention that you referred them at the time of the demo request – then they will be tracked in our system as an affiliate referral from you.
They'll get a free month added to the end of their ASF plan for taking advantage of your referral code, and you'll get the referral bonus!
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Joining the Referral Program is simple:
You will be prompted to "Accept and Agree" to the terms of the Referral Program. After which, you will be able to:
Here's answers to the most popular questions we receive about our Referral Program.
In order for you to earn a referral, you have to be the one who originally generated the lead for Art Storefronts. This is determined in one of two ways. First, the person must have clicked on your referral link before anybody else's referral link (we track them once they click your link) and subsequently submit a demo request. Second, at the time of the person's first demo request and first phone call (both dates are recorded in our database) with an ASF representative, they specifically mention that you made the first introduction of Art Storefronts to them.
For example, if you refer a friend or someone who has never heard of Art Storefronts and has never requested a demo before, this is considered a "referral" event.
It is a referral event because Art Storefronts did not pay advertising to earn that lead, and it came in 100% because of your relationship with that person. Usually, this would be a friend or someone you already know, or maybe someone following you on social media who clicked on a referral link.
If you talk to someone who already previously knew about Art Storefronts, who found you because you are a customer, listed in our testimonials, or some other reason, or you just met them randomly -- this is not considered a "referral" event.
The reason we have to draw a line here is because usually, somebody else either already referred this person, or they came in as a result of our paid marketing efforts which does not meet the definition of a referral (we track all leads generated by our paid marketing efforts).
Sometimes, people who already know about Art Storefronts and who do not meet our definition of a "referral" happen to find you because of a testimonial you provided on our website or for some other reason. For the purpose of giving this situation a definition, we call this an "assist".
As "assist" means you are not responsible for originally generating the lead and/or do not meet our definition of a "referral" as mentioned above, but you helped the person learn more about Art Storefronts in some way. This happens on a daily basis and we greatly appreciate all the ways in which our community members are supporting us and working alongside us to make this a better and more fruitful ecosystem for everyone.
If you find that you are getting a decent amount of these every month, here's what you need to do: Make sure to tell the people to mention your name as someone they spoke to, as someone who helped them along. If the person mentions your name, we will track these as "assists" in our database. You do not need to provide them with a referral link in these situations, because they are not relevant.
After enough time, if we find that you generate enough "assists", we will consider adding you into our brand ambassador program, which is very limited and has different perks.
We highly recommended sending your referrals to the same Art Storefronts representative that you originally worked with when you signed up with Art Storefronts. This way, you can always send them an email to give them a heads up when you are referring someone. Or, you can copy them on email to a friend where you might want to introduce them to each other.
Otherwise, you don't need to send them to anyone specifically. Our team members will always try to ask new folks how they heard about Art Storefronts, so its likely that the person will be given the opportunity to mention your name!
We process referral bonuses once a month. Expect to receive your credit by the 15th of the month following the referral.
First, it is important to know that referral tracking is not a perfect science for any business. You have to go into it knowing that some referrals will not be trackable and that its possible you may miss out on an opportunity here or there. The good news is, we thought about this in advance, and its the reason why our referral payouts are so high when compared to the standards of other industries.
By providing higher payout amounts per referral, it makes up for an occasional referral that might have been missed or not tracked properly in our system. Most importantly, it prevents all of us from wasting time trying to track down referrals or squabbling about a referral that should have been recorded but was not. The truth is, we simply don't have the resources to administrate a lot of inquiries about referrals and kindly ask everyone to respect this.
No, the more memberships you refer, the more you'll make!
You can absolutely use either method.
However, if you want to be extra careful and give yourself the best chance of earning the referral, it is best to do both whenever possible. Keep in mind that telling a person to mention your name is most important, because while technology and tracking can sometimes fail, this method of communication will not.
Just make sure you always tell them that they need to mention your name at the time they request a demo (the very first time), because this is required for you to get credit.
Yes. Please note that compensation amounts are updated at the discretion of Art Storefronts. Art Storefronts may terminate or change this program at any time without notice.
All terms of service for Art Storefronts remain in effect and are not affected by this program in any way whatsoever.
If we can't teach you, no one can!