One of the easiest ways to boost your program to Affiliates is to offer a simple signup bonus for joining your program. You won’t need to spend a lot of money. Rather, this is just a small way of saying “thank you” to that Affiliate for promoting your products that can go a long way to building strong relationships and potentially better sales with them
Once inside the Commission Rules setup page, you will are able to view a tutorial or choose from a list of predefined rules we have created. For this example, we want to give out a $5 bonus for new signups starting today. We do not have a predefined rule at this time for such an event, so we will have to create a new rule on our own. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “Add New Rule.”
When adding a new rule, the first steps are to name it and place the commission action item. In this examples case, the action item is to give a bonus as a flat amount.
Next, we have to add a specific condition to make sure that this campaign will only trigger for new Affiliate signups from today’s date onward. I will click “Add Condition” and choose “Affiliate join date matches pattern.”
I also want to make sure I have today’s date placed in the box with “greater than or equal to” so that the bonus campaign will move forward through time correctly.
Once the bonus rule is complete, it will then run in the Merchant program until it is disabled or deleted from this page. The bonuses will be paid out from the money in the Merchant account and the Merchant will be able to see this in the transaction detail report.
Again, this is a nice way to build relationships at their beginning stages. Don’t forget to take a look at the other commission rules you can make with transactions and bonuses as well. They are a great way to differentiate your program from others!