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Partnerships

Referral, Community & Agency Partnerships

DO YOU WANT TO PARTNER?

Over the years of creating strategies and helping clients build customized online platforms, one thing has become increasingly clear. Clients do not have the marketing assets they need to stand out in the noisy online world.

So I flipped the story and now lead with creating marketing assets that tell the stories of our clients who are established and successful content creators doing incredible work.

The solution is our Visibility Packages for Authors and Speakers. These done-for-you marketing assets include Speaker and Book Reels and the Mix Tape Reel which can tell the brand story, or something more specific like the story of a product, event, book, or just about anything. 

These videos are like mini-movies, each one is custom-designed for each client and follows their branding and messaging so they fit right in with everything else. Additional assets include postcards, bookmarks, speaker marketing kits, and book marketing kits.

Basically, your story is the heart of your business and I want to help tell these stories so authors and speakers can make a bigger impact with the work they do.

As I was designing this new version of my business, I realized that creating a community of businesses, resources, and tools that support authors and speakers is a key component.

Together we can do so much more!

Below are three ways we can partner. Interested?

 

PARTNERSHIP OPTIONS

REFERRAL PARTNER

  • Sign-up to be member of our affiliate program
  • For every referral you send to our Visibility Packages you will receive a 10% affiliate payment
  • Provide marketing materials and a dedicated link that tracks your referrals
  • Payouts will be made on the 15th of the month
  • You will be added as a referral partner in our database that will be shared with all clients and through our marketing channels

To sign up – click the link below

AGENCY PARTNER

  • This partnership opti0n is for agencies and service-based businesses that support authors and speakers
  • If you have an occasional referral, sign-up as a REFERRAL PARTNER, but if you have a steady stream of clients that need story-driven marketing assets – keep reading
  • We will offer you a 10% discount on our Visibility Packages
  • Provide marketing materials, a clause for your contracts, and creative ways you can incorporate our services with yours
  • You will be added as a referral partner in our database that will be shared with all clients and through our marketing channels

Contact us to learn more

WHAT IS THE REFERRAL COMMUNITY PARTNER PROGRAM?

The Referral Community Partner Program is a community of awesome people and businesses that support authors and speakers. 

We want to share all of the FAB people, businesses, and resources we know, but do not want to inundate you with email… so we are creating a special mailing list where we will share these brilliant beings only with those who are interested.

If that is you, sign-up below.

If you would like to be considered to be added to the list, contact us.

FAQs

Below are answers to frequent questions, but if you have other questions, send us an email.

Referral/Affiliate Partner FAQS

Agency Partner FAQS

What is a Referral/Affiliate Partner?

Basically, a Referral Partner, also known as an Affiliate Partner, receives a 10% commission for sales generated by referring people to purchase the Visibility Packages for Authors and Speakers using their unique link.

Once registered as a Referral/Affiliate Partner, you will receive all of the information needed to get started, access to an affiliate dashboard, and customized links that track any sales you refer.

We will also provide a Google Drive with pre-written social media posts and email content so you can easily share with your online community and people you think would find value in our services.

How do I register to be a Referral Partner?

Simply click the link below and follow the prompts.

Our Referral Partner Program is managed in ThriveCart.

  • If you already have a ThriveCart account or are registered as an affiliate for another program managed by ThriveCart, our program will be appended to your existing account, you will not need to create a new account.
  • If you do not have an association with ThriveCart, you will be asked to set-up a free account.

You will be asked to connect a Paypal Business account so we can issue commission payments. It must be a Paypal Business account.

Payments will be automatically issued monthly on the 15th of the month, funds will be sent to your connected Business PayPal account.

Affiliate commissions cannot be paid out via Stripe or Authorize.net. These platforms do not support that functionality.

Once registered, you will receive access to the Affiliate Dashboard where you can manage your preferences, track commissions, and review registered products.

How are payments processed?

Payments are processed monthly.

During the registration process, you will be asked to link your Paypal account (it must be a Business Paypal account).

Payments will be automatically issued monthly on the 15th of the month, funds will be sent to your connected Business PayPal account.

Referral/Affiliate commissions cannot be paid out via Stripe or Authorize.net. These platforms do not support that functionality.

Note that if you have generated multiple sales, commissions are paid individually for tracking purposes. They are not sent in a lumpsum payment.

What is the Affiliate Dashboard?

Referral/Affiliate Partners can access their dashboard by logging into their account at https://thrivecart.com/signin/

Their account login is the email address used when signing up to promote a product.

Once logged in, the affiliate will be taken to their affiliate dashboard.

From the affiliate dashboard, affiliates will have an immediate overview of their performance for the day. They can filter this by changing the time period from the drop-down top right of their stats.

Affiliates can review all the products they have signed up to promote under the Products tab.

A list of all the products will be listed here. The affiliate can click on each of these products and they will be taken to that specific products area. See below for a breakdown of this area.

The affiliate can also view their commission history.

In this area, the affiliate can easily view what commissions they have earned and what commissions have been paid out for each product. The affiliate can filter the results by specific products, or commission/payout.

If an affiliate was paid out via PayPal through the system, the payout will have the PayPal logo next to it. If the commission was marked as manually paid by the vendor, ‘manual’ will show.

Product area

When an affiliate clicks on a product they are approved to promote, they will be taken to a new section where they can connect their PayPal account, view more detailed stats specific to this product, find out their commission and payout schedule, get their affiliate link(s), check previously referred customers, and view the products promotional materials.

Is there a fee to be a Referral/Affiliate Partner?

No. Not at all. It’s an opportunity to add a new revenue stream.

Where can I find my unique referral/affiliate links?

You can access your Referral Partner/affiliate links in your affiliate dashboard.

You can access your affiliate dashboard by visiting https://thrivecart.com/signin/ and then logging in using your email address and password.

Once logged in you will have access to your affiliate dashboard and you’ll want to click the products tab at the top.

You’ll be shown a list of products for which you are approved for. Any products that are waiting for approval will be listed towards the bottom.

To access your affiliate link, simply click on one of the products to be taken to its dedicated resource area.

Note – ThriveCart is set-up to track your referrals regardless of the product you are sharing. There are currently two products:

  • Visibility Packages for Speakers and Authors – 1 Video
  • Visibility Packages for Speakers and Authors – 2 Videos

As long as you share your unique affiliate link, it will work for both products.

 

At the bottom of this area will be your affiliate link.

This is the URL you must share when promoting a product. If you do not use the URL provided here, there is a risk you will not be credited for sales (do not use the URL your affiliate URL redirects to)

Note; if you’re wanting to use a link shorter to make the URL shorter and easier to share, then you can do so. Just make sure the target of the URL is your affiliate link as shown here.

What is the Referral Partner or Affiliate Commission?

What are my commissions and when/how am I paid?

ThriveCart manages the Referral/Affiliate Partner Program, it is not a marketplace, the merchant of record, and not a payment processor. At no point does ThriveCart hold commissions or money.

All commissions are paid to you (an affiliate) directly from Cravotta Media Group LLC via Paypal.

As a Referral/Affiliate Partner, you will receive a 10% commission for sales generated by referring people to purchase the Visibility Packages for Authors and Speakers using your unique link.

Payments will be automatically issued monthly on the 15th of the month, funds will be sent to your connected Business PayPal account.

Referral/Affiliate commissions cannot be paid out via Stripe or Authorize.net. These platforms do not support that functionality.

Once registered as a Referral/Affiliate Partner, you will have access to an affiliate dashboard, and customized links that track any sales you refer.

Finding my commission rate & payout schedule

You’ll want to head over to your Products tab in your account and then if you’re promoting for multiple vendors, select the specific vendor you’re wanting to get further details for.

From there, you can select any of the products you’re approved to promote.

Next to the affiliate link section, there is a blue information icon.

Clicking this information icon will open a modal window with the commission details of the product and any bump or upsells which may be attached.

It will detail how much commission you will be paid, when you will be paid, and how affiliates are tracked by the first cookie.

Understanding the Commission history tab

When you earn commissions and they are paid by Cravotta media Group LLC, you’ll receive emails from ThriveCart confirming these events. You can also track this data in your affiliate dashboard under the Commission history tab.

Let’s break this down so you can better understand the data here and what each record type and icons mean.

In the first column, you have the type of record and the data that follows is based on that.

Commission

The commission record is tracked when one of your referred customers completes their order and you have commissions associated to your account.

This is not confirmation of a payment. But simply confirms when your referred customer purchased (date/time), the product that was purchased, and the commission amount you earned.

The last column for this row will have up to 2 icons. The payment processor icon here indicates how the customer paid the vendor for their order (Stripe, PayPal, or Authorize.net).

If this commission has been paid, there will also be a separate Paid tag under the payment processor icon.

Payout

The payout record shows the date & time of when a commission was actually paid to you or when it was marked as paid by the vendor.

On the far-right, you’ll see a PayPal icon will show on the payout record if the vendor used the integrated Paypal method to make payment to your connected PayPal account

    Referral/Affiliate commissions cannot be paid out via Stripe or Authorize.net. These platforms do not support that functionality.

    If you have any specific questions on commission payouts, you will want to contact us.

    Do you provide marketing materials for Referral/Affiliate Partners to share?

    YES!

    In the Google Drive linked below, there are pre-written social media posts, graphics, and email copy to make it easy for you to share.

    Be sure to use your unique Referral Partner/Affiliate links when sharing.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JFVe3qjVcVF0T1RJ7ztpS7Hb8plPr5wH?usp=sharing

    What is an Agency Partner?

    Agency Partners are businesses that also support Speakers and Authors that would like to partner with Cravotta Media Group to provide our services to their clients.

    Agency Partners could be:

    • PR Agencies
    • Content Agencies
    • Marketing Agencies
    • Book Publishers
    • Speaker Bureaus
    • Book or Speaker Coaches
    • Editors or Ghost Writers

     

    What are the benefits of being an Agency Partner?
    • Agency Partners receive a 10% discount.
    • Save time and resources by outsourcing the creation of your client’s marketing assets.
    • We create our work in Canva Pro. From the assets we deliver, you can repurpose them into social media posts, social media cover images, presentations, stories, and more.
    • All videos are delivered in 3 formats.
    • Build collaborative relationships with the possibility of business growth through cross-promotion and referrals
    • I like to say we are a WordPress plug-in. We create the assets that fit right in to your strategy and implementation plan for your clients. We follow the branding and messaging to create assets that work with everything else you are doing.
    • Our services are designed to make it easy for you to include in your packages or services. They can easily be white-labeled and we’ll provide a clause for you to add to your client agreements.

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