Welcome to our Affiliate program! Here are some of the resources for you to keep in mind.

Affiliate Attribution

"Cookies" are used to prepare customized web pages or save user information. A cookie is created whenever a user clicks an affiliate link, regardless of whether or not they purchase the course at that moment. This cookie is valid for the "cookie period" (as determined by the school owner), or until the user's browser cache is cleared.

NOTE: Affiliates that drive students towards a free course will still be credited for any future course purchase within the school if the purchase falls under the duration of the cookie period.

In practical terms, this means that even if someone clicks an affiliate’s link, leaves the site, and returns to purchase later—the sale will still be counted towards the affiliate (as long as the user is on the same device and browser, has not cleared their cache, and is within the cookie period).

CAUTION: For security reasons, cookies are not active on secure pages, so it's not possible to direct users via an affiliate link to checkout page. In order to properly attribute an affiliate for a purchase, you must first direct the user to a non-secure page on Teachable (e.g. your course sales page).

If there are multiple affiliates that are marketing to the same student, the attribution will go to the affiliate that most recently marketed towards the student (i.e. last-touch attribution). This is because cookies can overwrite each other, and even if there is a pre-existing cookie that has not expired—a newly created cookie will take precedence.

Overview

When an affiliate logs in (using the same login information as for when they first enrolled as a student) to the Teachable school they are promoting, they'll see a link in their navigation bar labeled Affiliate. Clicking this will take them to their Affiliate Dashboard.

Dashboard

In the Dashboard, the following commission details are available:

  • Commission Rate - the percentage of a sale, as determined by the school owner, that the affiliate will receive.
  • Affiliate Code - the code that affiliates can append to school URLs to receive credit for a student—more information below.
  • Cookie Period - the duration for which an affiliate's cookie will be active.

Also shown is a breakdown of the affiliate's earnings and revenue for the last 7 days, 30 days, and all time.

In the Affiliate Links section, affiliates can generate direct affiliate URLs. This is helpful if your affiliate wants to direct users to a sales pages, external landing page, or lead magnet. To do so, enter the URL you'd like to add an affiliate code to and click Generate. Afterward, the generated link will display.


If the affiliate’s commission has been restricted to a specific course, then the affiliate can copy a course-specific affiliate link under Courses in the Affiliate Links section of the affiliate view.


Sales

In the Sales tab, the affiliate is shown a history of the transactions they have been credited for.

Also shown is a breakdown of an affiliate's credited transactions. This information includes the number of sales credited, the sale price, and the earnings the affiliate received.


Payout Details

In the Payout Details tab, affiliates can configure their payout information.The affiliate will have to enter their PayPal account information to be paid out. Also shown in this page is a list of past payouts.

FAQ

In the Affiliate FAQ tab, there is information on how the affiliate program works, and answers to some general questions an affiliate may have.

Settings

In the Settings tab, affiliates can opt in (or out) of enrollment notifications being sent to their email address.