- Affiliate Area Sign Up
- Affiliate URL
- Affiliate Marketing
- Affiliate Statistics
- Affiliate Network
- Affiliate FAQ
- Affiliate leaderboard
- Affiliate Settings
What can I do?
– Promote every page you like
– Share directly to facebook, twitter, email, etc
– Request your own (custom made) scout page which will have an affiliate code integrated, no need for an additional URL
– Request to add your own domain to the tracking system, no need of additional URL
– Use pre made creatives, such as banners as a shortcode within your blog, email, etc COMING SOON
– Use pre made Marketing materials (simply download and add the link you want to the picture) COMING SOON
– Use trackable coupon code for applicable products or special promotions
– Get upgraded once you hit your targets
– Leaderboard to see top performers
– Track your campaign success
– Build your own team and earn commission within your own team structure
What’s an affiliate?
As an approved Athletes USA Affiliate, you will be able to place text links and banners on your site that will direct athletes and partners to our website. The more customers you refer who purchase from AUSA, the more you earn.
How does affiliate marketing work?
When will I get paid?
Please note that in order to qualify for a payout, there is a minimum payout threshold of $100.
Payouts will be processed fifteen (15) days after the end of the month or other period in which they accrue. You cannot refer yourself, and you will not receive a commission on your own accounts. Payments will only be sent for transactions that have been successfully completed. Transactions that result in chargebacks or refunds will not be paid out.
How should I get started?
Checkout our online and offline Marketing Tips here in the FAQ.
Do you have ONLINE Marketing tips?
You may want to use blog posts, advertisements on your own site, social media promotion, email and newsletter campaigns.
1. use content from our platforms if you like!
2. Share and add individual content, Include referral link in bio!
3. Reach out to potential athletes and affiliates
Example: Scout Profile >
Why Is Blogging So Popular?
There are several reasons why entrepreneurs have turned to blogging.
Search engines love new content, and as a result, blogging is a great search engine optimization (SEO) tool.
Blogging provides an easy way to keep your customers and clients up-to-date on what’s going on, let them know about new deals, and provide tips. The more a customer comes to your blog, the more likely they are to spend money.
A blog allows you to build trust and rapport with your prospects. Not only can you show off what you know, building your expertise and credibility, but because people can post comments and interact with you, they can get to know you, and hopefully, will trust you enough to buy from you.
Blogging is flexible and portable, making it a great option for people who be a lifestyle entrepreneur.
Is there a Downside to Blogging?
Blogging is popular because it works as a marketing tool and makes money. But blogging isn’t all rainbows and unicorns in the world of online income. Before starting a blog as a means to make money or to promote your existing business, you should consider these potential downsides:
Blogging requires a great deal of time. For blogs to be effective at SEO and engaging readers, it needs to be updated regularly. The Internet is littered with abandoned blogs that haven’t been updated in months or even years. The success of blogging comes from having people return, and they only return when there’s new stuff to read. That means generating content at least several times a week, which takes time.
You need ideas to write about. To keep the content coming, you have to have ideas to write about. The good news is that you don’t have to write it all. You can have guest writers or hire freelancers. Another option is to curate content from others or do an alternative post, such as using video. Finally, you can buy private label right (PLR) content, and modify it for posting on your blog.
Example: Youtube Channel >
YouTube is the second largest search engine. With 5 billion video views being watched each day this is one of those marketing channels you wish you started using sooner. The average mobile user spends 40 minutes watching YouTube videos showing a high level of engagement. How to video searches keep climbing up making tutorials one of the most popular types of videos you can create.
While it can be hard to stand out on the platform, only 9% of American small businesses market their brand on the platform. You can give your brand a competitive advantage by marketing on YouTube. This can be done by creating how to videos, vlogs, interviews, webinars, screencast videos or product reviews. You can choose to monetize your channel with ads, links to your products or both. Product links can be added in the video description to drive potential customers to your online store.
While an essential component to a successful content strategy for affiliate marketing is to utilize online copywriting and SEO best practices to attract search traffic, few will be successful without the basic semblance of a cross-channel marketing campaign. The healthy flow of qualified traffic is the fuel that powers the affiliate marketing machine, and the best way to expand your reach, increase exposure, and forge deeper connections is through multi-channel engagement.
From building a communications list for direct email marketing, to promoting your content via social channels and online media outreach, the idea is to get all of your actions and efforts working in unison to build your audience and promote your brand
Do you have OFFLINE Marketing tips?
With the rise in popularity of online marketing, many proven offline methods are simply forgotten when marketing campaigns are planned. Of course, online marketing is hugely important in today’s Internet-connected world, but offline engagement with customers still has unique and distinct value that shouldn’t be forgotten.
Speak at events/ hold presentations for:
Word of mouth:
Word-of-mouth marketing (WOM) is a powerful asset in our line of work. It not only piques people’s interest, but as the name implies, it gets people talking.
About 62% of consumers search online for reviews and information before purchasing a product and a whopping 90% believe brand recommendations from friends.
With game-changing numbers like those, it’s important not to neglect the importance of reviews, ratings, and recommendations when it comes to planning your organization’s marketing strategy
Because of today’s faceless interaction, customers greatly appreciate brands that can offer a “personal touch.” Cold calls allow you to do that. Forget all your doubts and apprehensions about cold calling, because you might just gather a couple of potential customers who are ready to convert any time.
To ensure that this endeavor becomes successful, carefully plan out your objective, message, and timing. It takes a little practice and confidence to get it done right.
Communicate with Local Print Publications/Newspaper
Despite the consistent rise in online media, print is still effective. Pitch a press release to a magazine or newspaper that targets your audience. Press releases are a simple way to showcase an important event or milestone for your business, and the right publication could land you valuable attention. Stay active and form as many relationships with the press as possible—they’ll come in handy.
Can I use the AUSA name and logo on my site?
You can only use approved marketing assets produced by AUSA. You’re not allowed to alter them in any way. You’ll have access to the approved assets once you’re accepted. They’ll be updated regularly to reflect promotions and other new products.
Where do I get banners?
You will find approved marketing assets in the Affiliate Program platform. These assets will be updated regularly to reflect new promotions and other news.
Can I still promote products if I don’t have a website?
Yes! Whether you have a website or not, you can promote our site and products on social media, offline, or anywhere else.
How do I know how much I’ve earned?
Once approved, you’ll be assigned your own password-protected Personal Account page on the Affiliate platform. You’ll have access to a full menu of detailed web-based reports to keep track of your site’s earnings and performance.
How are orders tracked and credited to my site?
All links from your site to AUSA contain your unique Affiliate ID. Every time a customer visits athletesusa.org via your site and makes a purchase, we will credit your account. To make sure that all purchases are tracked accurately, use only links from the AUSA Affiliate platform.
What are my responsibilities as an affiliate?
As a member of the AUSA Affiliate Program, you represent an extension of the Athletes USA brand. As such, your responsibilities are to:
– Give AUSA prominent presence on your sites.
– Ensure that your website contains material that is appropriate as outlined in the AUSA Affiliate Agreement.
– Use accurate links to athletesusa.org so we can track your sales and pay you referral fees.
– Ensure that your website is well maintained and always available, allowing visitors access to links to athletesusa.org
Which pages can I share?
You can share every page within the athletesusa.org network
How can I build my Scout profile?
Please reach out to us and we will send you the information! Btw there is no need to generate a URL to your own page since it is already registered under your name
How can I test if my Scout page works?
Open the generated URL the link with a different browser or on your mobile device
Check the status on your Dashboard under tab Statistics(Visits) or Visits
How do I generate an affiliate referral link/URL?
An affiliate (=you) referral link/URL is the URL affiliates use to promote website or products on the website. It has the affiliate ID or username appended to the URL so a specific affiliate can be tracked when a visitor or customer visits your website. If the customer successfully completes a conversion (i.e. a sale, or a form submission), a referral will be generated and the affiliate will be awarded a commission.
There are 2 primary ways affiliate referral URLs can be generated:
- The affiliate can generate their own referral URL from the Affiliate Area (when they are logged in) by pasting the page URL from any page on your site into the Page URL field and clicking “Generate URL”
2. The affiliate can manually add their unique affiliate ID to the end of any URL or product page on your website. For example: http://mywebsite.com/product-1/?ref=123.
Affiliates can share their affiliate referral links on their own website, through their social media accounts, in emails, and anywhere else they wish to promote your site.
How can I share the site or products specifically through social media?
Affiliates can use their affiliate referral link to promote products via any social media platform (including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more).
How do you track what I am doing?
When a customer clicks your link and lands on the website, the affiliate’s ID (123 in the example above) is stored in a cookie, within the customer’s browser. If the customer makes a purchase, the affiliate that the customer is tracking is awarded commission on the sale.
What are Referral Statuses?
Each time a referral is generated, it is assigned a status. There are four possible values that can be assigned:
- pending– This is a referral that has been generated but is not yet confirmed
- unpaid – This is a confirmed referral that is waiting to be paid out to the affiliate
- rejected – This is a referral that was rejected
- paid – This is a referral that has been paid to the affiliate
Is my link tracked across all pages of the site?
Absolutely! Since the affiliate’s ID is stored in a cookie, the affiliate is tracked across all pages on the site.
How long does the tracking cookie stay in the customer’s browser?
The cookie’s expiration is set to 45 days. Note, a user may clear their browser cookies at any time, in which case the affiliate will no longer be tracked. It is important to run campaigns constantly to have less risk losing a referral. In addition to this, a referral will be able to select your name during checkout!
How can I test if my affiliate link works?
Go to Affiliate URL’s
Insert in Page URLany page url within the athletesusa.org network
Insert a campaign name(optional)
Hit Generate URL
Open the generated URL the link with a different browser or on your mobile device
What is “cross-channel” promotion?
From building a communications list for direct email marketing, to promoting your content via social channels and online media outreach, the idea is to get all of your actions and efforts working in unisonto build your audience and promote your brand.