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Frequently Asked Questions


Affiliate Program | Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the OneShare.com Affiliate Program?
  2. How do I get started with the Affiliate Program?
  3. Can I participate if I live outside the U.S.?
  4. Does it cost anything to become a OneShare.com affiliate?
  5. Does my Web site qualify for the OneShare.com Affiliate Program?
  6. I don't have a Web site yet. Can I be a OneShare.com affiliate?
  7. How does OneShare.com track members coming from my Web site?
  8. How can I keep track of how many people visit and purchase from OneShare.com?
  9. How much will I earn for every sale that is generated from my OneShare.com affiliate link?
  10. When and how do I get paid?
  11. Where can I find OneShare.com banners, buttons, and product links?
  12. May I link to OneShare.com from more than one Web site?
  13. How will my visitors purchase shares from OneShare.com?
  14. How can I change my affiliate account information?
  15. How can I promote OneShare.com?
  16. Can I change or personalize the images provided by OneShare.com?
  17. Can I use OneShare.com in my URL or in the name of my site?
  18. What kind of advertising can I do?
  19. What kind of advertising is prohibited?
  20. Can I do a press release or other kind of announcement regarding my affiliation with OneShare.com?

What is the OneShare.com Affiliate Program?
The OneShare.com Affiliate Program pays you every time a customer purchases one share of stock via your affiliate link.

Being a member of our Affiliate Program is a way to make money and add value to your site. Our program provides a high level of support, custom content, and tutorials. And joining OneShare.com is free: it's easy for your Web site visitors to participate. We offer the most unique gift idea on the web - The Gift of Equity - and we think you'll experience unprecedented success via our Affiliate Program!

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How do I get started with the Affiliate Program?
Get started in three easy steps:
  1. Read the Operating Agreement
  2. Fill out an affiliate application with »Commission Junction.
  3. Receive information automatically, via email, on how to link to us and start earning money
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Can I participate if I live outside the U.S.?
Customers from all over the world can become shareholders of America's favorite companies, and affiliates worldwide are encouraged to participate in our Affiliate Program. Affiliate commission payments are issued in U.S. dollars.
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Does it cost anything to become a OneShare.com affiliate?
No. The OneShare.com Affiliate Program is free.
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Does my Web site qualify for the OneShare.com Affiliate Program?
Anyone can apply for the program. OneShare.com reserves the right to decline an application, especially if the website contains unsuitable material.

Web sites that would violate any applicable law, regulation, or third-party right, encourage illegal activity or racism, or feature hard liquor, tobacco products, gambling, or services related to pornography disqualify entries for the Affiliate Program.

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I don't have a Web site yet. Can I be a OneShare.com affiliate?
No. You must have an existing, live Web site in order to become a OneShare.com affiliate.
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Commission Fees and Payment
How does OneShare.com track members coming from my Web site?
OneShare.com uses Commission Junction technology to track members whom you refer to OneShare.com.
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How can I keep track of how many people visit and purchase from OneShare.com?
Log into Commission Junction and click into your OneShare.com account. You'll have access to a variety of online reports, where you can track click-thrus and commissions, as well as other activity to help increase your sales!
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How much will I earn for every sale that is generated from my OneShare.com affiliate link?
You receive $7.00 per sale from links that are being promoted within your site's pages. You'll automatically receive $9.00 per sale for any links that are being promoted directly on your homepage, and $10.00 per sale for links on your homepage and throughout your site.

Contact us if you upgrade your banner placement, so that we can upgrade your affiliate fee!

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Maintaining My OneShare.com Affiliate Account
When and how do I get paid?
You will be paid monthly by check when your OneShare.com account reaches a minimum of $25. If your earnings are less than $25, the amount will be carried over to the next month. Commission checks are issued within 45 days of the end of each month.
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Where can I find OneShare.com banners, buttons, and product links?
Just log into Commision Junction and Get Links. Choose "Product Links" and type OneShare.com & [name of the company] in the keyword search. This will give you access to a variety of linking options.
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May I link to OneShare.com from more than one Web site?
Yes. You are welcome to link to OneShare.com from multiple Web sites.
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How will my visitors purchase shares from OneShare.com?
Your graphics and text links will take your visitors directly to the OneShare.com homepage, or to a landing page for one of the many companies that we offer.
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How can I change my affiliate account information?
Simply log into Commision Junction and make the desired edits to your OneShare.com account. If you would like to change your URL, email us with your old and new URLs.
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Promoting My Web Site
How can I promote OneShare.com?
OneShare.com will provide banners, buttons, and text links that you can use on your site. We have found that the text links are the most effective marketing tool for generating OneShare.com sales. In addition to your Web site, you may promote OneShare.com through an opt-in mailing list.
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Can I change or personalize the images provided by OneShare.com?
No. It is not permissible to change or personalize any OneShare.com image(s).
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Can I use OneShare.com in my URL or in the name of my site?
No. The use of OneShare.com or any variation thereof in your URL or in the name of your site will be cause for your immediate dismissal from the Affiliate Program. In such a case where you breach the affiliate agreement, you forfeit any earned commissions.
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What kind of advertising can I do?
Be creative! Write a newsletter for visitors to your site, compose a testimonial about OneShare.com, write an article. Note that you may use any copy from those provided by OneShare.com, but if you wish to write your own copy, you must forward it to OneShare.com for review.
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What kind of advertising is prohibited?
You cannot send unsolicited email (spam) in any way. There will be no leniency in cases of unsolicited email, and affiliates in violation of this policy will forfeit their commissions and be removed from the program.
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Can I do a press release or other kind of announcement regarding my affiliation with OneShare.com?
No. OneShare.com will issue any announcements to the media.
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