FAQS – General Asked Questions
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is an online advertising channel in which online advertisers sell products or services and pay publishers (independent parties that promote the products or services of an advertiser on their website) only for results, such as a visitor making a purchase or filling out a form (rather than paying simply to reach a particular audience). This “pay-for-performance” model is, in essence, the modern version of the “finders’ fee” model, where individuals who introduce new clients to a business are compensated. The difference in the case of affiliate marketing is that advertisers pay their publishers only when the new client introduction results in a sale or a lead, making it a low-risk, high-reward environment for both parties.
What is an affiliate program?
An affiliate program allows you to generate advertising revenue by leading your website/channel visitors to an online advertiser’s e-commerce sites. By placing your unique tracking link to TireBuyer.com on your website, your visitors have the opportunity to buy our products. If a TireBuyer.com product is purchased through the link on your website, we pay you a commission.
Does it cost anything to become an affiliate?
No. It’s absolutely free to join our affiliate program. There is no charge to apply and there is no minimum sales requirement.
How do I sign up?
You can sign up for the TireBuyer.com affiliate program via our partnerships with Rakuten Affiliate Network or AvantLink. Please choose only one – duplicate applications will be rejected.
- Sign up for our affiliate program via Rakuten Affiliate Network
- Sign up for our affiliate program via AvantLink
- If you don’t have a Rakuten or AvantLink account, please email Luca Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After you submit your application, we will review the content of your website. We will contact you by email to let you know your application status. If your application is approved, we’ll send you our partner onboarding series with information on how to get started and keep going. If your application is denied, you have the ability to reapply to the program after 14 days, should you have made any updates to the site that was originally declined.
Is my website eligible to become an affiliate?
Most sites will qualify to participate in our affiliate program. Anyone may submit an application, but we do reserve the right to reject an application:
- if we are unable to access your website
- if your website is not yet live
- if your traffic levels/page views are too low
- if there is inappropriate material on your site
I don’t have a website. Can I still apply?
Please contact Luca Kim (email@example.com) directly, so we can discuss how best to partner with you.
What if I operate more than one website?
Great! Both of our networks are able to support tracking for multiple domains. You can create links specifically for each site and generate separate reports for each domain. You will receive one commission check for all sites.
What is the policy for search publishers?
Brand and trademark bidding in any form is not allowed in the TireBuyer.com affiliate program. We require that publishers make the TireBuyer.com brand (as well as any misspellings) a negative match in search campaigns. When you accept the program terms via the Rakuten Affiliate Network/ AvantLink, you are also agreeing to our Search Policy. Please review the program terms carefully prior to accepting, to ensure that you will abide by them. Failure to comply with our trademark policy will result in a prompt removal from our affiliate program.