I recently signed up for Wix.com’s affiliate program, and you can see it in action on my Simple Templates website.
I’ll go ahead by saying that the program does not seem to be setup well. Why? Well, for starters you have to host their advertisements [images], and unlike AdSense or Commission Junction (I think), you don’t get a generated piece of code to insert into your website. While that wasn’t a problem, it was a little troublesome. I’m also not enjoying the affiliate control panel, as it looks horrendous and you really have to trust their data is in order. I’m thinking of testing this affiliate system for a month or so, and if I see NO sign ups at-all, then I’m switching back to Google Ads. We shall see how this goes.
Onto the details…
- They will pay via PayPal
- They have packages that range from $4.95-$19.90 per month. – They’ll give you 45% of the revenue made out of those amounts. It doesn’t clearly state whether that’s on an on-going basis or just a one time payment. Would suck if it’s just a one time payment.
- They offer packages that gives Wix’s users access to their premium themes. Wix users can buy packages that give them 30 themes and Wix will give you $40, 31-50 premium themes and Wix will pay you $60 or 51 premium upgrades and Wix will give you $80.
- Sign ups are tracked. Like with most other affiliate programs, any sign ups are tracked. If a purchase is made using your reference ID link then you’ll get the sale and the commission.
- Minimum payout is $200. 😀 – This a shocker and I think the amount should be way lower. Perhaps in line with Google AdSense, at the $100 mark.
I’m actually not sure if I should be sticking with these guys as I’m not getting anyone purchasing from the referrals I’m giving to them. So far, I’ve only got 12 people to sign up. I’m going to give it a full six month trial and if it’s not making me anything then it’s simply not worth it. Especially with such a high minimum payout.