Guidelines for Bellwether Capital Affiliate Program
Although promotion through websites is the most popular way our affiliates promote Bellwether Capital, we recognize that different markets have different needs. If you do not include a website to review, please make sure to include details regarding how you plan to market Bellwether Capital in the “Description” section of the affiliate program application.
While we encourage you to use our brand in your promotions on your site, prior consent is required by us for use of the terms Bellwether Capital in Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking site URLs.
Most websites qualify to participate in the affiliate program. However, we reserve the right to refuse or revoke membership at any time if we determine that your website contains objectionable material. Your site must also be fully functional, with original content. Spam or scraper sites will not be approved. If your site is still in its development stage, please email us with additional information about your planned site, or please apply after it’s completed.
We are not offering public discount codes at this time. Should you operate a coupon or deal-type website, please be clear in the “Description” section of the affiliate program application as to how you intend to promote Bellwether Capital.
While we encourage our affiliates to engage and participate in Bellwether Capital-related discussions using the Twitter hashtag #Bellwethercapital spam links that include an obscured affiliate link are prohibited.
While we encourage you to pin our content to your boards, undisclosed affiliate links on Bellwether Capital-related Pinterest pins are strictly prohibited.
If you have a concern that you may be violating any of our guidelines, please contact us. Chances are, we can find a way to work through this without any issue. That said, affiliates found to be in violation of the affiliate program guidelines will forfeit commissions relating to either the specific transaction in violation or all commissions assigned. Excessive violations will result in termination of the violating party’s affiliate account. We’d really prefer not to go there, so please get in touch with us if you have any questions whatsoever. We’re happy to help however we can.
Affiliate Frequently Asked Questions
There is no cost to participate in Bellwether Capital Affiliate program. As long as you are an active affiliate, all you need to do is keep linking and collect your commissions.
Yes. Bellwether Capital is a financial service firm regulated by the National futures Association.
Under NFA rules and Regulations, there are specific requirements regarding the creation and distribution of promotional material. Hence we specifically request that all affiliates only use approved content made available in the Affiliate Area,
An affiliate program is a revenue sharing program where the affiliate (that's you!) drives traffic to a merchant's web site (that's us!) in exchange for referral commissions. When a visitor to your site clicks on the affiliate link to our site and completes a transaction, you get a commission. Once you sign up for and are accepted to our program, you'll be taken to the Affiliate Area where you'll create your own personal and secure account. Here you can log in at any time to get our banners and links, find out about commissions earned and even learn about how many impressions each of your links has received.
All new affiliates can earn flat fee of $20 or PPC revenue XXXXX per new account form application submitted. with a cookie length of 45 days. Bellwether Capital makes payments to their affiliates weekly (every Saturday) normally via PayPal, but affiliates may elect to receive via alternative payment method. Payment is made for all commissions earned – regardless of the amount.
The referral commission being paid is $20 per conversion. A conversion is defined as a visit and completed application
Current affiliates can get links, including banners and text ads here. We will be regularly updating our links, to include lots of resources to help you become as productive as possible.
The best way to contact us if you have any questions or problems is to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your application is accepted, you will be given a unique affiliate ID as well as access custom-formatted links and banners that will ensure that traffic coming from your site is properly tracked. We maintain a 45-day cookie, meaning that if a visitor clicks on a link from your site, you are credited with the sale as long as the visitor purchases within 45 days. Bellwether Capital Affiliate program records all transactions from your site in real time, meaning that all impressions, links, and other activities are tracked instantly. Bellwether Capital website Affiliate Area has all of the reports and tracking resources you'll need to see how you're doing. You can use these reports to find out which of your links are performing the best and to optimize your site for maximum sales.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an e-mail welcoming you into our affiliate program. It will include all the instructions you need to get started. If you're ready to start adding links and banners to your site, check out the next section on creating links to Bellwether Capital.
Just about anybody can participate. Whether you run a large commercial web site, a small personal blog, a non-profit site, or anything in between you're welcome to apply to join the program. We also welcome owners of opt-in e-mail newsletters. All applications are manually reviewed, and we reserve the right to refuse any application, especially if the site or e-mail list contains objectionable material, participates in unsolicited e-mailing, is a "parasite" [more about parasites], or if it violates Bellwether Capital Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions.
Step 1: Complete and submit Affiliate Registration
- Step 2: We manually review all applications within 24 hours. Once your application is approved, we will send you setup instructions as well as banners and text links that you can put on your web site.
The term "parasite" refers to technology (including browser plug ins, helpers, popups, etc.) that intercepts and changes an affiliate's link. This technology is also known as "unsolicited commercial software" and is often found in Adware and Spyware software. Parasite activity essentially "hijacks" the affiliates link and the affiliate commission gets redirected to the parasite, instead of the affiliate who rightfully earned it. This type of software is normally installed unknowingly, often without the end user's consent. We are committed to preventing any parasites from becoming part of our program. If we determine that any of our affiliates are parasites, they will immediately be inactivated and banned from the program.
One of the reasons affiliate marketing can provide a higher ROI than other channels is because it’s performance-based. Merchants only pay for actual customers, not just visits. This gives affiliate marketing a big advantage over other channels, such as PPC, where it’s easy to spend a ton of money on clicks without producing any actual conversions.
When there are multiple affiliates involved in one transaction, payment gets much more complicated. Sometimes it’s even possible for affiliates to jump in at the last minute and claim commissions for customers brought in by other affiliates. Successful programs use multi-channel attribution to ensure the affiliates that create the most value get paid the most.