EARN EXTRA INCOME BY SPREADING 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 join the Art Storefronts Referral Program! You'll share word of ASF with others, and be compensated finely for it.
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!
In 2018, you will earn $150
per referral that purchases a membership and becomes a member of Art Storefronts.
You're of course free to spend this however you want, but we like to think of it as a discount on your Art Storefronts membership fee:
If you produce 2 referrals a year = $300 = half of your annual Art Storefronts license is paid for!
If you produce 4 referrals a year = $600 = Your annual Art Storefronts license is free!
All it takes is 4 referrals each year, and your Art Storefronts annual cost will be free! There are no limits on the number of referrals you can get credit for in a year. So feel free to make make posts on Facebook, in public Forums, or anywhere that someone might follow your link and ultimately become a customer.
Please note, however, that compensation amounts are updated on an annual basis. The compensation amount that you will be paid will be based on the established compensation amount at the time of the purchase (not at the time of referral).
Right now, we are currently paying very high referral fees in order to provide a high incentive for those who refer!
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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.
From there, you'll be taken to the Referral Dashboard where you can link your PayPal account for payment and access your unique referral URLs.
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!
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, referral payments are only available via PayPal at this time. You can enter in your desired paypal email address on the "Refer a Friend" tab, which is located within the ACCOUNT section, which you will see in the very top navigation bar when logged into Art Storefronts.
On the 15th of the following calendar month, we will pay out affiliate commissions using the PayPal email you have specified within the "Account" section of your Art Storefronts account. You must have a PayPal account in order to receive an affiliate commission (if you don't have one, its free and takes a minute or two to establish, so go start one here).
At some point, we plan to do some development to build out some reporting which will show you the referrals you have generated. Until then, you will be notified that you have received an affiliate commission once you receive the PayPal payment into your account.
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.