Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Joining the Program

 

 

How does the affiliate program work?

 

Simply refer our products to your students or visitors to your site. When your students or visitors to your site click through on your site and make a purchase on our site, you get a commission. We provide you with all of the tools you need to be a successful Barron's Affiliate -- you can get new links to our site and access reports online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can see how well you're doing. You just need to post links on your site and we take care of the rest: we handle taking the order, billing, online course delivery, customer service and technical support after the sale.

 

Who should be an affiliate?

 

Anyone with a valid web site address, and a valid email address can become a Barron's affiliate. However your chances of success are significantly more if you belong to one of the following groups:

 

  • Tutor: If you are a tutor with an established track record in guiding students for success in GRE, GMAT, SAT and ACT, you are an ideal candidate to be a Barron's affiliate.

  • Blogger: If you are blogger or own a website that drives significant traffic of test takers, you can monetize your website traffic very easily by joining our affiliate program.

  • Social Media Experts: If you are blogger or own a website that drives significant traffic of test takers, you can monetize your website traffic very easily by joining our affiliate program.

 

I am convinced. How do I sign-up?

 

If you're already a member of the ShareASale Network, just click here to apply to join the Barron's Affiliate Program. We'll review your application and your website in just a few days and send you an email message as soon as you're approved. Once you're approved, you can visit our program page, log in, and pick up some links to post - you can start earning commissions immediately!

 

If you're not yet a member of the ShareASale Network, just fill out an online application. Membership is free and it takes less than a minute to join.

 

What is ShareASale?

 

ShareASale is a market leading affiliate network that brings merchants and affiliates together. Visit ShareASale website for more information on ShareASale.

 

Does it cost anything to sign up?

 

No. You can become an affiliate for free.

 

 

Earning Commissions

 

How do I earn commissions?

 

When you are approved to join the Barron's Affiliate Program, you can visit our Affiliate program page, log in, and pick up some links to post on your site or blog. You can also provide the unique links to your students in an email or chat. When visitors to your site or your students subscribe to our courses, you earn commission on every sale! The commission amount is specified on the program page. We use cookies to track sales through your website or links. The cookies are only used to identify affiliate generated sales, and we do not collect any other information for any other purpose with these cookies. Upon an event, such as a lead or a sale, we are able to determine the total amount of commission paid to the affiliate, and the affiliate that was responsible for that sale.

 

How does ShareASale know which affiliate to credit for which sale?

 

ShareASale affiliate program generates a unique referral link. Since each link redirects first to the ShareASale servers and then to the Barron's site, ShareASale can track when someone clicks through the link and becomes a paid subscriber. ShareASale credits the affiliate for the sale and generates a commission!

 

How do I earn a commission if a user registers for a free trial and upgrades to a paid course later?

 

We use ShareASale PostBack feature. When someone registers through an affiliate link for a free trial, we track the referral as a lead. Subsequently if a user upgrades to a paid course subscrition, we credit you for the sale. The user must upgrade within 60 days (or our cookie policy) for you to be eligible for a commission.

 

How do I get Paid?

 

You get paid by ShareASale. They issue payments via check and Direct Deposit on the 20th of each month. These payments are made to those affiliates who have reached the $50 minimum BEFORE the end of the previous month. For example, if an affiliate earns $50 by the end of February, they are paid those commissions on March 20th. If the affiliate did not reach the $50 minimum until March 1st, those commissions would be paid on April 20t

 

 

Reports

 

How do I see reports on my earnings?

 

You can access your ShareASale account at anytime, 24 hours a day - 7 days a week, using the username and password that you selected when signing up for your account. The reporting is all web based, and user friendly for your convenience.

 

What kinds of stats are available for the affiliates?

 

Each transaction is logged on SahareASale servers, and available for review in detail. They also keep aggregate stats on the number of hits, leads, sales, and paid clicks.

 

 

Affiliate Tools

 

What type of tools are available for me?

 

We provide you with all of the tools you need to be a successful Barron's Affiliate -- you can get new links to our site as well as banner ads and coupons. Please check our Affiliate Page for a variety of banners, widgets, videos, dynamic HTML email creatives and more types of media dependant on the specific promotion.

 

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