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Welcome and thank you for joining Master’s Hand Collection Affiliates! I’m so glad you’re here and I can’t wait to get to know you and your ministry better!
Hi, I’m Connie, your Affiliate Manager and the Artist behind the artwork you’ll be selling through this Christian Affiliate Program.
You are always welcome to email me at email@example.com I’m here to help you in any way I can.
There are two goals within this program and I’d like to share them with you now.
The goal of Master’s Hand Collection artwork is to show God’s hand to everyone who needs a little grace in their life! And who doesn’t need some grace every now and then? Amen?!
I created this art to show believers and the unsaved alike who God is and how much He loves them!
When they view my artwork, I want them to see God’s hand reaching out for them!
I want them to feel the deep love He has for them.
And I want their relationship with Him to flourish.
That’s the message of Master’s Hand Collection in a nutshell. And it’s a message I hope and pray you’ll share with your audience. We’ll talk more about how to do that a little later.
The goal of Master’s Hand Collection Affiliates is a little different. It’s to help you flourish in your ministry.
Whatever your ministry is, God has placed it on your heart for a reason. And He wants you to succeed in it!
Likewise, God has placed a call on my heart to create a way for other like-minded Christians to follow God’s call on their lives.
It doesn’t matter whether you share the love of Jesus across the internet or through brick and mortar stores, the goal is the same… to keep your business and ministry up and running so the truth of who Jesus is can be known. And the way to do that is to make sure you’re bringing in enough money to pay the bills.
I know, in Christian/Faith blogging circles there’s a question as to whether or not it’s okay to make money. So, I’d like to show you a woman who ran a business, made money, and did it God’s way…
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
This is the story of the Proverbs 31 woman. She’s a strong independent woman who loves God and her family. And whether you’re a woman or a man, I’m sure we both have a lot in common with her. I encourage you to read more about her in Proverbs chapter 31, starting in verse 10. I promise we’ll learn more about her in the coming months and together begin to see how God wants us to run our business and/or ministry as she did.
For now, let’s get you started earning commissions with Master’s Hand Collection Affiliates using this Quick Start Guide.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
New to Affiliate Marketing? These resources will give you the basics to get started and be successful in your new venture.
How Affiliate Marketing Works, from ThirstyAffiliates.com, is an easy to understand article that will walk you through the process of becoming a successful affiliate. It explains how it all works, who the players are, and how it all fits together.
This article from Bigcommerce.com, Affiliate Marketing in 2020: What It Is and How You Can Get Started is a great place to start learning the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. It outlines exactly what being an affiliate is all about and how you can earn money in this Christian Affiliate Program or any other program you join.
Affiliate Marketing For Beginners is a short 16-minute video from, Project Life Mastery, that explains in plain English what affiliate marketing is and how you can make money as an affiliate.
Your Affiliate Dashboard
Bookmark the link below to get to the Affiliate SignIn page.
Once you’re logged in, your Affiliate Dashboard should look like the picture above. Here are a few of the most common things you’ll be doing…
- Find your Standard Affiliate Link and start promoting Master’s Hand Collection Affiliates to your audience.
- Find and use Creatives including, Banners, and Text Links. (More about that in a minute.)
- View your sales and commissions in the “Commissions” tab.
- View past and upcoming payments in, what else?, the “Payment History” tab.
- Sign up other affiliates to the program and earn a 5% commission on their sales. (More about that in a little bit too.)
Now let’s go over each one of these in more detail…
How to Find and Use Your Standard Affiliate Link
Your Standard Affiliate Link is located at the top right hand of the Affiliate Dashboard. It’s always there if you’re looking for a quick link to share with your audience. It will lead them directly to the “Shop” page of Master’s Hand Collection. And it will generate commissions within Master’s Hand Collection Affiliates once they click on a product and purchase it.
How to Find and Use Banners, Text Links & Other Creatives
You’ll find different kinds of Creatives in the “Marketing Materials” section of your Affiliate Dashboard. Feel free to place any of these Creatives on your website, in social media, in emails, or use them on promotional materials offline. Whatever you can imagine, you can use them for.
Here’s how you find and use the two most popular Creatives…
“Banners” are picture links. And because art is a visual medium, they’re the Creative you’ll probably use the most with Master’s Hand Collection Affiliates.
There are Banners for…
- Master’s Hand Collection logos are linked directly to the Shop page.
- Each physical Art Print is linked to their individual product page.
- Each printable piece of art is linked to their individual product page.
- Printable greeting cards linked to their product page.
- Products such as Workbooks, Bible Verse Memory Cards, etc. are linked to their product page.
Banners work extremely well because customers like to see what they’re buying before they purchase. So, use these Banners anywhere on your website (in blog posts, sidebars, headers, etc.), in emails, or on social media.
Here’s how to find and use them…
#1 Click the “Marketing Materials” tab at the top of the Affiliate Dashboard. A drop-down menu will appear and you can choose “Banners”.
#2 Pick the Marketing Group, which is either the title of the artwork or All Products for logo and sidebar ads.
#3 Click on the “Display Banners” button and you’ll see several pictures for each product.
#4 Copy the code under the Banner you want to use.
#5 Paste the code where you would like to see the Banner. This step will vary depending on which platform you use, ie WordPress, Weebly, etc., so there isn’t a picture. But you’ll paste this code just like any html code.
Embed “Text Links” into your blog posts, on your website, and in emails. These text-only hyperlinks will lead customers directly to individual product pages or the Master’s Hand Collection “Shop” page.
Like “Banners”, they can be found in the “Marketing Materials” tab at the top of your Affiliate Panel. Just click on “Text Links” instead of Banners and follow the same instructions from above.
P.S. Please keep in mind that as an affiliate you CANNOT change the Master’s Hand Collection logo as per the Program Terms and Agreement. Thank you. 😊
Sign up Sub-Affiliates and Earn an Extra 5% on their sales too!
Sub-affiliates are people you ask to join this affiliate program. They can your friends, family, website visitors, email subscribers, or complete strangers. Anyone you think will be interested in joining the journey is welcome. And earning an extra 5% commission is definitely worth asking them, right?
Plus, it’s super easy to do. Here’s how you can make this extra bonus commission…
#1 Sign in to your Affiliate Dashboard.
#2 Click the “Marketing Material” tab at the top left-hand side.
#3 In the drop-down menu click “Tier Linking Code”.
#4 Copy the special code and paste it into your invites!
#5 Earn 5% commission on their sales!!! 🤑
Super simple and easy! 👍
How to Add an Affiliate Disclaimer
Including an Affiliate Disclaimer on your website and in blog posts where you have affiliate offers is mandated by the FTC! It’s the law. And it’s extremely important to maintain compliance with all FTC regulations as they pertain to our affiliate relationship. Failure to do so will force me to end our affiliate partnership, and I don’t want to do that! 😥
Don’t worry it’s super simple to comply with the FTC’s regulations. Just copy and paste this disclaimer onto your website or blog post (Wherever you put your affiliate links)…
Affiliate Disclaimer: I’m proud to be an affiliate partner of Master’s Hand Collection, whose artwork represents God’s hand in our everyday lives. If you purchase a product, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you.
Payments & Refunds
Cuz, getting paid is super important!
Payments for “evergreen” product commissions, meaning those that are available year-round, will be paid on the second Friday of each month for the previous month’s sales.
Payments for “open-close cart” promotions, meaning those that have a beginning and end date, will be paid 30 days from the “close cart” date. All payments will be paid out via PayPal and you MUST provide a valid email where your PayPal payment can be processed.
In the event a customer requests a refund, the Affiliate will not be paid for the transaction. For a transaction for which the Affiliate has been paid a commission and a refund was awarded to the customer, the refund amount will be deducted from the Affiliate’s future balance.
You can check on your past and future payments in the Affiliate Dashboard in the “Payment History” and “Commissions” tabs.
When to Contact Your Affiliate Manager?
I love to hear from you! I want to be your partner and advocate in this journey we’re on together to spread to good news of God’s hand working in our lives.
If you need help, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I try to answer each email ASAP, but I promise to get back to you within 24 hours on weekdays, or the next business day if you email on the weekend.
So, what can I not help with?
I’m here to help you be successful as a member of Master’s Hand Collection Affiliates. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the affiliate program, creating links, commissions, etc.
However, I cannot help with website building software such as WordPress. I refer you to your web hosting service (GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost, etc.) for questions regarding WordPress or other website building tools.
Disclaimer: I am not a web developer so I will not assist in changing code on your website. And believe me, you don’t want me to. If you need help in this area, please consult a trained website developer. At this time I cannot recommend anyone, but if I find a reliable developer I will be happy to pass his or her name along.
Your Next Steps
Your Next Steps to Affiliate Success
#1 Keep promoting your website/blog/business. The more traffic/hits you have coming to your site the more chances you’ll have to be successful as an affiliate with this program or any other.
#2 Keep promoting Master’s Hand Collection products on your website, blog, social media, emails, or offline.
#3 Test your affiliate links to make sure they’re working.
#4 Don’t give up! Affiliate marketing takes time to be successful at, so don’t throw in the towel if it doesn’t work right away.
#5 Pray! Even though I put this one last on the list, it’s the most important. Take all of your feelings, thoughts, victories, or frustrations to God and let Him show you the next thing to do.
And when in doubt email me at email@example.com
I’m dedicated to ensuring your success and I’m available to answer your questions. When you’re successful, I’m successful. And when we work together to bring the truth of who Jesus is to the people who need Him, we all succeed! 😊