How do I earn commissions?
When you become an affiliate, you can invite your audience to sign up for one of our free events using your custom link (see details below). If any of them go on to make a purchase, you’ll earn some revenue!
How are my referrals tracked?
We use ONTRAPORT to handle our email and affiliate management system, as well as our sales logistics.
When you register as an affiliate or super affiliate, you’ll be given login access and assigned custom links to key pages on our site. You can then use those custom links to promote our work.
When someone you refer lands on our pages after using one of the links you provided, his or her engagement will be tracked, cookies will drop, and you’ll be credited. For details on our long-term lead tracking policies, please see our terms and conditions.
You can log in any time to gather links and suggested promotional copy, as well as to check your stats on clicks, links, and sales.
Who gets credit if more than one affiliate refers the same person?
We use a “last click wins” model, so affiliate commissions are payable to whoever referred the purchaser most recently.
How much money will I make?
Affiliates receive a commission of 40% of net revenues on any sales they help generate. For super affiliates—partners who commit to solo emails to lists of at least 50,000 people—the commission is 50% of net revenues plus 10% “second tier.” For a full explanation of how we track affiliate commissions, please see our terms and conditions.
Our affiliates and super affiliates have frequently earned more per “click” than we’ve typically earned promoting anyone else’s programs. We do extensive split testing to optimize opt-in and conversion rates and to offer the most effective possible user experience at every level.
There is no way to guarantee earnings, of course. But in our past four Summits, affiliates and super affiliates have averaged earning more than $1 per “click” they have generated, and more than $2 per “opt-in”. Some affiliates have earned more than $250,000. Online courses have also generated significant revenues.
When will I be paid?
After closing the cart or ending the sale price period for a Summit or launch, we wait up to 60 days before we pay affiliates (because we offer payment plans and because we have a 60-day refund window).
Do you plan affiliate contests and leaderboards?
We have a Leaderboard for our super affiliates, and in the past, we’ve given away up to $50,000 in prizes. Please note that this is for super affiliates only.
If you aren’t already a super affiliate, but you can send solo messages to a minimum of 50,000 people (even if it takes you multiple promotions to get there), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are some of your current and past guest speakers and affiliates?
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Jonathan Otto, iThrive Publishing, Dr. Mark Hyman, Hay House, Kris Carr, Chris Wark, Institute for Responsible Technology, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, The Sacred Plant, Forks Over Knives, Robyn Openshaw, The Sacred Science, The Tapping Solution, Sonia Ricotti, Bright Line Eating, Evolving Wisdom, No Meat Athlete, Food Matters, Well.org, GreenMedInfo, Ross Bridgeford, Vegetarian Health Institute, The Chopra Center, Cancer Defeated, Paul McCartney, Center for Food Safety, JJ Virgin, Green America, Friends Of the Earth, Ryan Eliason, Environmental Working Group, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Environmental Action, and more than 1,000 other amazing affiliates.
You will be in good company!
Does being an affiliate mean that I’m registered to participate in a given event?
No. If you are an affiliate and want to participate in one of our events, you need to register on the event landing page. We don’t assume that our affiliates want the participant experience and all the emails that come with it.
Can I change the copy you provide or write my own?
The swipe copy and images we offer are just our ideas to help you get started. Please feel free to use our images and copy as much as you’d like, though we strongly suggest that you tell folks about the Summit in a way that feels true to who you are, in your own voice. You know your audience best!
When can I promote?
The core window for Food Revolution Summit promotions is the 2-3 weeks before the Summit starts — exact dates will be listed on the event dashboard and announced via email. You can also continue to promote during the Summit and after it finishes.
For online courses and other programs, we notify affiliates when we are ready for them to promote (Note: Sometimes we test a program with our own list so we can work out all the kinks before inviting others to spread the word).
What link should I use in my promotions — the landing page or the sales page?
During our launches, you will find far better conversions if you send people to the landing page, where they can opt in, get on our email list, and get better informed about how it all works.
You can definitely send people straight to one of our sales pages to consider the purchase of an Empowerment Package or online course. That may be a good way to boost your revenues, but people often appreciate a free opt-in page more than a sales page. So while we will give you an affiliate coded link to the sales pages when we have them, we generally don’t recommend sending people straight there unless you think your audience will respond well to it.
How do you recommend using the Summit special report entry points?
In addition to promoting directly to the Summit page, we typically provide the option of promoting alternate entry point pathways. In the past, they have been special report downloads on a popular topic like brain health or cancer.
By sending your readers to one of these entry points, they can opt in to immediately received a downloadable pdf of the special report. Doing so also automatically registers them for the Summit.
Historically, the data has shown that these entry points yield very good opt-in rates, but less sales conversions than promoting to a landing page. What we have found works best is doing a mix — sending some emails directly to the landing page and sending one email to an alternate entry point that’s attractive to your audience.
Are you a non-profit organization?
We define ourselves as a “social profit” company. Both John and Ocean Robbins have founded 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations, and Ocean directed one for 20 years. Over time, we grew frustrated with the disconnect between revenues and programs that was in many ways built into the nonprofit model as it is widely practiced.
We launched the Food Revolution Network with the intent to use revenue-generating business models to further educational and social change goals. Many of our biggest affiliates are themselves non-profit organizations, and we feel heartened that our programs are able to bring them support for their vital work.
How do I contact you?
We are very grateful for the thousands of amazing affiliate partners who help us change the world.
The challenge is that we receive thousands of emails. While we do read them all, unfortunately, our team is unable to personally respond to each message.
But don’t worry! We are still dedicated to ensuring that all our affiliates have a great experience working with us. Therefore, we’ve set up our Affiliate Center to be fully self-service! All the information you will need to promote our events will be provided. And don’t forget to sign up as an affiliate so that you get our email event announcements.
We’re confident that this will be a positive step for everyone. We will add more information and resources as needed to make this self-service center not just painless, but super efficient (quicker than waiting for an email reply)!
Thank you for your understanding and we appreciate your support!