An affiliate is a special type of customer within the KTA Services store. These are customers who have requested (and have been approved) to enter in our store's affiliate program. The primary incentive for affiliates to register with, and help direct traffic (and sales) to our online store is the commission payments affiliates can receive based on the amount of sales they can generate for the store. Typically, potential affiliates will contact us regarding registration for official affiliate status. Additionally, potential affiliates may be directed to the affiliate registration process from KTA’s store front via the "Become an Affiliate" link located in the store front footer.
Once a customer has been made an affiliate, they can log into their customer account at the KTA’s store and can click on the “Visit My Affiliate Page” link at the bottom of the page. From here, affiliates will have access to reports on the number of click-throughs, sales and commission they have generated in their affiliate account as well as up to 4 sub-affiliates that can be registered under them. Each affiliate's page will also contain a link to enable them to quickly create HTML banner ads that can be posted on web sites, emails and in any number of online marketing materials (these banner ads will contain links back to the KTA’s store plus the affiliates ID information for tracking purposes). Any visits to KTA store, orders and sales from this special URL will be recorded by our system, allowing us to track the effectiveness of our affiliates.
Visitors can sign up to become a store affiliate by doing the following:
1. Near the bottom of the KTA’s storefront, visitors can click on the “Become an Affiliate” link.
2. The Affiliate Program info page is displayed. Click Continue.
• If the visitor has an account and is logged in, the Affiliate Signup page is displayed. Here they need to enter their website address and a tax ID number (usually either a social security or EIN number), in order to verify the address payments can be made payable to.
• If the visitor has an account but is not logged in, the Login page is displayed. When the visitor logs in, the Affiliate signup page is displayed.
• If the visitor does not have an account with our store, they will have to create one before they can proceed.
3. When visitors have entered their information and clicked Continue, a notice is displayed to say that their affiliate account will be activated after a 24 hour approval process.
Accessing Affiliate Banner Ads
Once an affiliate has their account created, they can access both their personalized tracking URL as well as any banner graphics configured for use within the Affiliates page.
After having logged into their account, at the bottom of the account page, affiliates will find the “Visit My Affiliate Page” link.
Once affiliates have clicked on this link, they will be able to view their affiliate account stats. Within this page, affiliates can then click on the “Generate Banner Ads” link within the Advertising Tools section. This will allow affiliates access to one of several possible banner ads for KTA’s store that they can implement within their own blog, online forum or web site.
Each banner ad contains the affiliate's personalized tracking URL as a hypertext link which can be used to redirect visitors to the store.
Affiliates can simply copy the HTML provided in the banner ad forms on this page and then implement this code in any web page they may have access to.
Affiliates vs. Sub-Affiliates
As mentioned above, KTA’s Affiliates system can track affiliates and sub-affiliates. A sub affiliate is essentially an affiliate of an affiliate. In fact, sub-affiliates can even have their own sub-affiliates. This hierarchy is broken down into level 1 (primary), level 2, level 3, level 4 and finally level 5 affiliates.
Signing up to become a sub-affiliate (an affiliate's affiliate) is equally simple to do. A prospective sub-affiliate simply needs to visit KTA’s store by clicking on a pre-existing affiliate link. Once they have been redirected to the KTA store, the prospective sub-affiliate can sign up to become an affiliate. Once the affiliate sign up process is complete, the visitor will now be an affiliate of the owner of the affiliate link they used to visit the KTA store.
Affiliates are paid for a 1 month period, any affiliate that as earned at least $50 in commission will be paid. Any affiliate that has yet to earn the minimal amount will not be paid during the period and instead will be paid on the following paid-out period, provided their earned commission is at least this minimal amount of $50.