Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get started?
  2. Does it cost anything to become an Affiliate?
  3. Does my Web site qualify for the Affiliates Program?
  4. Can I participate if I live outside of North America?
  5. Can I apply to the Affiliates Program more than once?
  6. I have more than one URL. Can I register all of them as Affiliates?
  7. How should I design my Web site?
  8. I don't know how to write HTML or use my site development tool. Will you help me?
  9. How can I get you to add courses, content providers/speakers, etc?
  10. What if I want to sign up for hundreds of Associate IDs? Will the Affiliate Program support that?
  11. Can I take the order on my Web site and just send the customer and order information to you?
  12. Can a nonprofit join the Affiliates Program?
  13. How do you track orders coming from my Web site?
  14. Do you have an online reporting feature so that I can keep track of my earnings and traffic?
  15. What products qualify for referral fees, and how much is paid?
  16. When and how do I get paid?
  17. Can I get credit instead of a check?
  18. Do I have to meet sales quotas or performance tiers before I can earn fees?

 

How do I get started?

  • Read The Learning Library.com Associates Program Operating Agreement.
  • Sign Up: Fill out a brief online registration form.
    You'll receive an immediate e-mail welcoming you to the program and giving you instructions on how to get started building your store. We typically review registration forms within one to two business days. After your site has been approved, you'll receive another e-mail with detailed instructions on how to enter our 'members only' area called Affiliates Program within our Production Library.
  • Use Affiliates access to create your links.
    Once your site has been approved, you'll get access to our linking options, which provide you with a fast and easy way to link to virtually any page on our site. You'll also have access to banners and graphics and 24-hour online reporting so that you can build your store and keep track of your earnings online any time.
  • Start Earning Referral Fees.
    You'll automatically be eligible to earn referral fees for sales generated by your links once your site has been approved. You'll always have access to your earnings and traffic reports showing what your visitors are buying, how much they are buying, and what your earnings are on those purchases. With that information, you can optimize your link(s) and make the most of your relationship with us. Referral fees are paid at the end of each quarter.

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Does it cost anything to become an Affiliate?
No, there are no fees of any kind for applying to and participating in the Affiliates Program. There is no charge to apply and there is no minimum sales requirement or sales quota you must reach before earning referral fees with our program. You start earning right away.

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Does my Web site qualify for the Affiliates Program?
Most Web sites will qualify to participate in the program; however, we may reject Web sites that we determine are unsuitable. Examples of sites that would NOT qualify for participation include:

  • Sites that promote sexually explicit material
  • Sites that promote violence
  • Sites that promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • Sites that promote illegal activities
  • Sites that violate intellectual property rights

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Can I participate if I live outside of North America?
Yes, you may participate in the Affiliates Program if you live outside the United States. All you need to join is a Web site (or an idea for a Web site) that does not:

  • Promote sexually explicit materials
  • Promote violence
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • Promote illegal activities
  • Violate intellectual property rights


We suggest that you read the complete text of the Operating Agreement before you join. You should also know that referral fees are paid 30 days after the end of each quarter in Canadian dollars or their U.S. equivalents (based on agreement.)

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Can I apply to the Affiliates Program more than once?
Yes, but only for separate URLs, which you own.

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I have more than one URL. Can I register all of them as Affiliates?
You can sign up separately for each URL you own. This option will provide you with a separate Associates ID for each site you maintain. You may receive a separate check for each account. For accounting purposes, we will not combine checks from multiple accounts.

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How should I design my Web site link?
Every Affiliate site is unique. You and as such your link should have the same look and feel like the rest of your site, or perhaps, highlight a special promotion or feature of our Web site, etc.

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I don't know how to write HTML or use my site development tool. Will you help me?
Even though we won't be able to help you build your Web site or help you learn HTML, we've made linking to our portal quite simple to execute.

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How can I get you to add courses, content providers/speakers, etc?
Please e-mail your thoughts and ideas to kkerpan@realtors.org.

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What if I want to sign up for hundreds of Associate IDs? Will the Affiliate Program support that?
No, unfortunately we cannot currently aggregate reports across multiple IDs, or update account information. You are responsible for logging in for each Associate ID, maintaining correct account information, and monitoring the reports for each one.

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Can I take the order on my Web site and just send the customer and order information to you?
No. Our frequent content and pricing updates are all part of our integrated solution ensures that your visitors get the most up-to-date information and ordering options available. In addition, a customer's contact and billing information is crucial to our ability to offer the best customer service of any company on the Web. Let the experts in on-line education solutions take care of everything, and then sit back and enjoy the immediate value you add to your Web site by participating in the Affiliates Program, the best education program of its type anywhere.

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Can a nonprofit join the Affiliates Program?
Yes, we encourage nonprofits to join our program.

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How do you track orders coming from my Web site?
An Affiliates ID is assigned when you sign up through our online form. Links from Affiliate Web sites to our portal use a special format that includes this code. Every time a customer follows one of those links to our site, this unique URL tells us which title to display as well as which Affiliate sent the customer to us.

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Do you have an online reporting feature so that I can keep track of my earnings and traffic?
Yes. Once you've been accepted into the program, you will have access to our "members only" area, called Affiliates Library. There, you'll be able to view your earnings and traffic reports at any time. These reports not only show you what you earn, they also show you how much and what exactly your customers are buying, which will help you determine what sells well from your site.

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What products qualify for referral fees, and how much is paid?
You earn a referral fee on each qualifying sale, as long as the customer accepts and pays for the item.
Each item will be sold to your visitors at the same price offered on our Web site. Any discount offered to our customers will also apply to customers who follow special links from your Web site. Because prices fluctuate, we strictly prohibit the practice of Affiliates posting price information on their Web sites.

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When and how do I get paid?
We will pay you referral fees on a quarterly basis. Approximately 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31), we will send you a quarterly report and a check for the referral fees on earned products that were shipped during that quarter, less any taxes that we are required by law to withhold. The Operating Agreement states that if the fees payable to you for any calendar quarter are less than $250.00, we will hold those fees until the total amount due is at least $250.00 or (if earlier) until this Agreement is terminated.

If a product that generated a referral fee is returned by the customer, we will deduct the corresponding fee from your next quarterly payment. If there is no subsequent payment, we reserve the right to send you a bill for the fee at the end of the following quarter.

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Can I get credit instead of a check?
You can choose to receive credit in the form of a gift certificate in lieu of a referral fee check. To choose this option, send an e-mail to kkerpan@realtors.org with your request to be paid with a gift certificate. Be sure to include with your request your unique Associates ID, payee e-mail address, and payee name.

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Do I have to meet sales quotas or performance tiers before I can earn fees?
No. Unlike many other Affiliate programs, we do not require our Affiliates to meet sales quotas or performance tiers to earn their fees.

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