If you haven't already done so,
please look over the short description of
how the program works. That overview may help to clarify many
of the answers on this page.
How do I fit the HearandPlay.com
Affiliate Program into my website?
- No matter how you integrate it into your website, we give
you complete control.
You can have one or more of our banners on multiple pages of
your site OR you can just have a text link to us
directly from your main page, your "other links" page, or
wherever you deem appropriate at your site. It's up to you.
If you don't have a website but will be promoting us through
twitter or facebook, you can post small messages via the
status update functions of these sites.
If you have multiple sites, you can sign up with one
affiliate account and promote the program across your network of
sites. With our advanced tracking, you can create different
"ads" so that you know which sites are making you sales.
We recommend that you link to us on your main page because of
the exposure. For example; you could just have a
HearandPlay.com banner on your main page OR you could have
us listed in your main menu (if applicable). You may say
something like "HearandPlay.com - Lots of tips,
techniques and secrets to learning the piano by ear!".
recommend the main page because it has the highest exposure to
your visitors, and of course, the more people that click to the
HearandPlay.com website, the more people who buy our home
piano course or dvd products, the more money you make.
- Here are a couple of other pointers for listing
HearandPlay.com at your website.
- Placing our banners on your site:
- This is the most common and easiest way to
earn referral fees. Simply place a HearandPlay.com banner
on high traffic parts of your website for visitors to click on
(banners are instantly supplied for you upon the completion of the
sign-up form). Placing a banner on your site takes about 2
minutes as all you have to do is copy and paste the code we give
you to the appropriate place on your pages.
Placing our banners on your profile page:
Do you have your own profile or blog at facebook, myspace,
twitter, wordpress, blogger, or any
other social site that allows you edit your own page? You can
affiliate program and start posting our banners or status updates on your pages,
just like you'd do if you had your own website.
With the emergence of major social networks (that
range from 10 million to 100+ million users each), this presents a
new opportunity for people without their own official websites to
profit from affiliate programs (by using their profile pages and
friend networks at
these huge sites).
- Topically-oriented websites:
- Most websites, especially those that focus on a particular
subject area, will want to set up a link from their main page
used specifically to link to HearandPlay.com. In other
words, with your selections on your main page (main menu), you
would have HearandPlay.com as an option. It would look as
if HearandPlay.com is part of your website, but it is
really going to our site through your affiliate link.
About us |
Contact us |
My Bio |
Piano Lessons |
- Notice how the "Piano Lesson" links looks like a normal part
of the navigation menu. This is one route to take.
- Blog / Informative sites:
- Sites featuring articles, reviews, and interviews may want to
use a different approach. Interviews and stories with the
author and course reviews on HearandPlay.com's Home Piano
Study Course serve as effective ways to increase visitor
clicks to your affiliate link.
Linking to our course in context is a simple way to integrate
it into your site; you could also insert a phrase like "(more
information about this course)" or "(order this course)", next
to the title, and link from there instead. Other subtitle ways
include saying things like: There are several piano courses out
there but I recommend this one
simply mentioning the title of our course in a related
sentence with a link to your affiliate account.
For this kind of website, a "suggested reading" list might
also be a good idea. For example, suppose that you include an
article discussing jazz or gospel music, etc. You might include
a "suggested reading" list at the end of the article, including
a link to HearandPlay.com through your affiliate link.
We will go into detail on how to do this in future
training sessions that you'll get access to after you join our
How will my visitors order?
- Simply stated, you link to Hearandplay.com's website.
In turn, we'll run everything for you by recording, processing
and fulfilling your customer orders.
In more detail:
- Your visitors will visit your website and link to the
HearandPlay.com webpage you present to them.
- They can order any of our courses by using our
online ordering process, calling our 800#, or by faxing or
mailing in their order. We make every user fill out a
questionnaire, which generates an order form. As soon as
they fill out the questionnaire, you're connected as the
affiliate on file. When our staff receives the order in the
mail/fax, you're already connected to the client as the
- They will receive their course shipments via Priority mail
or ground mail and all other products and/or customer service
directly from Hearandplay.com (you will not have to provide
anything but the referral).
- It is all hands free. We do all the work and you receive a
referral check every month for linking to
- First, your customers will browse your website and find the
description of HearandPlay.com that you have included in
your pages. If your description catches their interest and they
wish to find out more, they would follow the link you provide to
For example, this might be one of the banners
(dozens to pick from) that you choose to place at the top of
After a visitor clicks on the banner above (on your website),
they will then be taken to one of the pages our site
(whichever page corresponds with the product you're promoting).
Or if you choose to promote the general website, they can take
advantage of our free
lessons and resources! If they happen to order any time after
they click on your link (up to 2 years later), you will get a
Once the customer begins to finalize an order,
HearandPlay.com's ordering software takes over - running on
our secured server. From this point forward, they'll get
complete customer service directly from HearandPlay.com.
We send out our products via USPS
(Priority or ground mail). If they choose the digital download
option, they are able to retrieve the electronic version
immediately in our state-of-the-art download center, which
houses all their purchases. They can return to our download
center any time in the future to re-download any course they've
purchased in the past.
We will handle all of the financial
transactions. Our customer service department will answer any
questions or requests they have about their orders, including
returns as necessary.
Will HearandPlay.com supply me
with product descriptions, reviews or online artwork?
- Yes. Product Descriptions and
course reviews are available. However, we do recommend that you
try linking to us by direct text links or banner links before
you introduce reviews or interviews with the author at your
website. The goal is to start promoting as fast as possible so
you can start seeing results.
Can we take the order on our website
instead, and just send you the customer information afterward?
- No. We are solely responsible
for developing and presenting our free tips and course's
descriptions/stats, therefore we can update the site as
necessary with new additions, new order processing options,
price changes, etc. Hearandplay.com cannot be responsible
for any errors in your descriptions of these tips or products
offered, by you not updating your pages as often as we do. We
also offer a secure website which is essential in collecting
online orders. If you're interested in buying our courses in
bulk at a wholesale rate, e-mail
How do you calculate referral fees?
Referral fees are earned on
- Every order placed through your sponsoring website with
Hearandplay.com's online order system, through the 800#
order line, by faxing it in, or by mailing in a check will be
eligible for 25 - 50% commission, depending on your affiliate
We have three affiliate levels:
For all new affiliates. When you generate $1000 in gross
sales, you're automatically upgraded to the gold level.
After your first $1000 in gross sales, you'll be upgraded to
the gold program. When you generate $5000 in gross sales,
you're automatically upgraded to the platinum partners
Platinum Partners Program
After generating $5000 in gross sales, you're automatically
upgraded to the highest level, platinum, where you receive 50%
You can view product and subscription prices by visiting:
(To calculate how much you'll earn, simply multiply the product
prices by the appropriate commission percentages above).
Minimum payment threshold: Your paid when your total
commission reaches at least $50.
commissions in the amounts specified above if you are
sub-referral program. In other words, if you recommend people
to our affiliate program on this page and they join, you'll
automatically receive a sub-referral fee for anything THEY SELL
for as long as they promote our products. You will receive
complete details on how to promote our affiliate program when you
log into the resource center.
How will you keep track of the orders
coming from my site?
- We will provide you with
special formatted URL's that you will use to link to our site.
These URL's will identify a particular "Affiliate Code" which we use to track
your referral fees as they are earned.
This code is assigned to you after you apply for the
affiliates program. Infusionsoft.com, one of the fastest
growing e-commerce companies online, and the service we use to
manage our affiliate program, then stores that
affiliate code on the customer's computer and in their own
system (just in case the customer orders from another computer,
you still get credit because you'll always be the "referring
affiliate" on file). The
affiliates code is hidden right after the customer clicks your
link so they never see it.
If someone visits Hearandplay.com through your link to our
site and does not buy one of our products right away, but
returns within 2 years to purchase one, you will still get
credit for that sale and earn your referral fee as the cookie
stays in place for 2 years (and if they have their "cookies"
turned off on their browser, our CGI tracking software will
always point to your reference number if they bookmark us and
return later to purchase). Additionally, as soon as a record is
created for them in our system (as a result of signing up for
free lessons or joining our newsletter), you are marked as the
referring affiliate so any time they order in the future, you
get credit because your name is on file. This is a very big advantage to
you as you get paid referral fees for purchases in the future!
How will I know how many of each product
were sold by HearandPlay.com?
- Once you join, you can login
24 hours a day to view how many visitors have traveled from
your site to Hearandplay.com and how many of each product
and subscription were sold on a daily basis. You will receive an
email notification as well. Also, remember that you'll receive your
referral fee check on a monthly basis.
Additionally, with our advanced tracking, you can create
different ads to use on your site that will help you to
differentiate what's working. For example, you can promote the
same product on the front of your site, via e-mail, on twitter,
and facebook and simply make separate ads so you know which of
those methods made you more sales. In the stats, those ads will
show up with separate visitors, sales, and conversion rates next
What kind of income can I expect?
low traffic affiliates make around
$150.00 - $500.00 a month. Heavier traveled sites earn around
$500.00 - $3000.00 a month, and large sites can earn up to $3000
- $5000+ a month. It depends on the type of people that visit
your site, how many visitors you receive monthly, and how much
exposure you give your referral links to us.
- By law, no claims can be legally made here. But we've found
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