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Who qualifies for affiliate marketing?

Anyone above the age of 18 can qualify for Rush49 affiliate program. We may do some simple checks to verify that you are a real person and not a spam bot. You don’t have to be a techie person, you don’t need a marketing degree, and you don’t have to very smart (well you may actually be smarter than the big guys in the industry). Think about this…

If you spent as much time working on your affiliate marketing business as you did in your day job, you would be very successful! If you are willing to do what it takes, work consistently and set some clear goals for yourself, you will be surprised as to what you can achieve with this program.

How do I get started?

Invites are approved within a few hours after we check that you are indeed a real person and not a spammer. You'll automatically be eligible to earn referral fees for sales generated by your links. You'll have access to your earnings and traffic reports through our affiliate analytics page. The reports will show you the traffic and revenue from your referrals (weekly and monthly). With that information, you can optimize your site and make the most of your relationship with us. Referral fees are paid out second week of each month for referral fees generated the previous month.

How long do I get paid for referrals?

You will get paid for 30 days on all sales generated through a particular referral. Please note that the 30-day period is referral specific. If you make first referral on August 1st and second referral on August 2nd then you get paid for purchases made until August 31st for the first referral and September 1st for the second referral. Also note that, your commission that is due has to be $20 or more for us to send us the payment.

How do you handle refunds and fraud?

There might be a 48-hour waiting period before the referral fees appears in your account. This is to prevent fraud and make provisions for any refunds.

Is there a limit on affiliate income?

Currently, we are capping referral income to $200/day and $5000/month. This may change in future. Contact with your registered username if you are approaching these limits.

What are the benefits of participating in the Associates Program?

The Associates Program offers many benefits to active social media people and website owners including the opportunity to generate revenue via social media, ads on the site, posts on savings related forums and much more. You will receive constant support and encouragement from the Rush49 community and might even have a say on the deals we promote on our platform.

Does it cost anything to become an affiliate?

There is no charge to apply, and there is no minimum referral requirement or quota you must reach before earning referral fees with our program. You start earning right away. Please refer to the other FAQs here for qualifying criteria.

How does Rush49 make money after giving away affiliate fees?

Rush49 is looking for affiliates to help acquire customers that it can convert to lifelong customers. For this reason, we would love to reward you a big chunk of our profits during the first month of a referral. Furthermore, Rush49 gets bonus commissions from merchants when we exceed our sales targets!

Is 15% commission given on all deals?

For most deals in the categories of Beauty, Events, Activities, Restaurants, Automotive we give 15% commission. However, deals in categories like dental,health and others typically have lower commission rates for Rush49 and thus we give lower commission rates to you. However, the average deal price in this category is far higher than the typical deal price on Rush49 platform, so you typically end up accruing more commissions than with other deals! If you have further questions on the commission rates, do not hesitate to contact or call us

I have more than one site. Can I link to Rush49 from each site?

Yes, you may participate in the affiliate Program through multiple Web sites. If you want to track the performance of each web site separately, contact Rush49 Customer Service to request the number of unique tracking IDs you would like. You can then use each tracking ID to measure the performance of a different site, promotional strategy, or layout.

Can a non-profit join the Associates Program?

Yes, we encourage nonprofits to join our program. Additionally, contact our Customer Service to explore other available joint promotions for qualifying deals.

How does Rush49 track orders coming from my social network or web site?

An affiliate ID is generated when you sign up through our online form. Links from your social network or website to Rush49 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 page to display as well as which affiliate sent the customer to us. We keep track of the associates ID as the customer browses through our Web site, and even if they close their browser and come back the next day.

Does Rush49 permit the use of social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to drive traffic to the deals?

Yes - Rush49 encourages affiliates to spread the word to their social networks like Twitter. In doing that you are allowing your friends to discover the same amazing deals on Rush49. As with all other means of driving traffic, affiliates have to be sure that the method is permitted by the terms of the affiliate marketing links on their profiles.

Are there any restrictions on the user name or id that I can use with social networking sites? Can I use your logos and other trademarked images on my profile?

Associates may not take any action that could reasonably cause any customer confusion as to our relationship with you or misrepresent the relationship between us and you. Using a username or id which includes Trolion Inc. (our parent company) Proprietary Terms, like “Rush49” or “Trolion,” or using our logos and other trademarked content on your profile may cause confusion by those accessing your profile and also misrepresents the relationship between us and you.

Are there any other issues with the use of affiliate ads and social networks that I need to be aware of?

Yes – the FTC has issued guidelines regarding the use of advertising and social networks which become effective on December 1, 2009. You can review the complete text of these guidelines by following this link (note that it requires Adobe PDF reader):

The Associates program is an advertising service and, as a result, you must follow all applicable laws and regulations regarding this type of advertising, including any FTC guidelines.

Are there any technical considerations when using a URL shortener and an affiliates tagged link?

If you use our sharing icons on the deals, the links are automatically shortened with your affiliate ID. If you use another URL shortening service, you must carefully review the links provided by the service to make sure that your affiliate ID is included before shortening the links.

Can you provide any guidance on how to better advertise Rush49 offerings on social networking sites?

While we don’t endorse any specific tips, we can say that there are many internet resources available to affiliate marketers which address the issues with marketing on social networks. Here is an example,