Food Revolution Network Affiliate Program FAQs
Do you have evergreen offers?
Yes! You can find all of our current launches and evergreen offers here: affiliates.foodrevolution.org.
How do I earn commissions?
When you become an affiliate, you can invite your audience to our free resources and events using unique links assigned to you. If any of your referrals make a purchase using your link, you’ll earn revenue (see more below and in our Terms and Conditions). By sharing an extremely valuable free resource with your network, you can combine making a positive difference with the potential for earning some income to support your work.
What will my commission percentage be?
For most of our offers, affiliates receive a 50% commission of net revenues on any eligible sales they help generate. Affiliates can also receive 10% lifetime commissions for second-tier referrals (i.e., they receive 10% of sales revenue generated by affiliates that they refer). For a full explanation of how we track affiliate commissions, please see our Terms and Conditions.
How are my referrals tracked?
We use Everflow to track our affiliate partner data.
When you register as an affiliate, you’ll be given login access to our Affiliate Center and assigned unique tracking links to key pages on our sites. You can then use those custom affiliate links to promote our work.
When someone you refer uses one of your unique affiliate links to sign up for one of our resources, their engagement will be tracked, and you’ll be credited for any commissionable purchases. Typically, we “stack” launches and resources, so anybody who opts in for one offer that you promote will likely have multiple opportunities to get a variety of resources for which you could earn commissions. For details on our long-term lead tracking policies, please see our Terms and Conditions.
You can log in at any time to gather links and suggested promotional materials, as well as to check your stats on clicks, links, and sales.
Who gets credit if more than one affiliate refers the same person?
Our affiliate program runs on a last-referrer basis, , so affiliate commissions are payable to whoever referred the purchaser most recently.
How much money will I make?
There is no way to guarantee earnings, of course. Historically, affiliates have earned more than $1 per click — and more than $2 per lead — when promoting our live launches and evergreen programs.
We conduct extensive split-testing to optimize opt-in and conversion rates and to offer the most effective possible user experience at every level. We’re proud to have paid out over $3.5 million to our affiliate partners over the last three years.
When will I be paid?
Barring any special circumstances, we pay out the prior month’s affiliate commissions in the first week of the following month.
Do you plan affiliate contests and leaderboards?
We regularly host leaderboard contests for our affiliates, and we’ve given away up to $75,000 in prizes during a single launch for our top affiliates.
In order to be eligible for leaderboard prizes, affiliates must have at least 33% of the average affiliate’s revenues per opt-in. This rule is instituted to ensure that prizes are only paid out for reasonably engaged referrals (aka “high-quality traffic”).
Does being an affiliate mean that I’m registered to participate in a given event?
Once you’re approved as an affiliate, you’ll be automatically registered and able to promote any affiliate commission-payable event or program we offer, but you’re not automatically registered as an attendee. If you’re an affiliate and want to participate in one of our events or programs, you’ll need to register on the event landing page.
Can I change the copy you provide or write my own?
The suggested copy and images we offer are general ideas to help you get started. Most partners have learned that writing in their own authentic voice works best.
Your promotions of FRN resources must be consistent with our branding and should not be false or misleading. All promotions should be conducted in a manner that represents the interests of FRN and should, whenever possible, be created using the collateral within the Affiliate Center as a foundation. You may not create, publish, distribute, or print any written material that references FRN products that is substantially different in tone or content from the collateral published within the Affiliate Center without first submitting that material to us and receiving our prior written consent.
Affiliates who wish to promote products in a manner not closely related to methods provided for within the Affiliate Center must request written pre-approval from FRN before any affiliate-created messaging is used in any fashion to ensure FRN’s interests are being met and FRN’s brand is being represented accurately.
When can I promote?
You can promote our evergreen offers anytime! And you may get the best results (and have a chance to win leaderboard prizes) if you promote them during specific launch windows, which we will share with affiliates as they are planned out.
We will notify you and our other affiliates when we are ready for you to promote for our launches. Please note that we occasionally test a new program with our own list so we can work out any kinks (and call major split tests) before inviting our affiliates to spread the word. This is done to ensure that all links are live and the funnel is optimized for your audience before you share.
What link should I use in my promotions?
When promoting our work, you will likely find the strongest conversions if you send people directly to the main landing page.
In addition to promoting directly to the landing page, we sometimes provide the option of promoting alternate entry point pathways. By sending your audience to one of these other entry points (when applicable), they can opt in to receive instant access to a free downloadable pdf or gift and may then be automatically signed up for the launch. Historically, the data has shown that while these entry points yield very good opt-in rates, they typically result in fewer sales conversions than promoting to the main landing page.
What we have found works best is doing a mix — sending some emails directly to the landing page and sending at least one email to an alternate entry point that’s attractive to your audience. We have also found that mentioning the “main event” in these alternative entry point promotions tends to significantly drive up conversions and engagement.
Are you a nonprofit organization?
We define ourselves as a “social profit” company. Both John and Ocean Robbins have founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and Ocean even directed one for 20 years. Over time, they 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 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 nonprofit organizations, and we feel heartened that our programs can bring them support for their vital work. In addition, for each product sold on any of our sites, we donate to Trees for the Future, enabling them to plant an organic fruit or nut tree in a low-income community.
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 respond to each one personally.
But don’t worry! We’re dedicated to ensuring that our affiliates have a great experience working with us, and we’ve set up our Affiliate Center to be fully self-service. Each of our offer dashboards includes everything you need to promote our programs and events. And if you haven’t done so yet, don’t forget to sign up as an affiliate so you will receive our email event announcements.
We appreciate your support!