1. Why should I become a fundraiser affiliate?

Our fundraiser affiliates are the lifeblood of LocalArea.com and act as our “local experts” in each unique local market. Rather than hiring a giant staff and sending them out to cold call local businesses, we are relying on people and groups within local communities to utilize their existing relationships to recruit local businesses to sign up for LocalArea.com business accounts.

2. How do I become a fundraiser affiliate?

All you need to do is sign up! Sign Up! It’s really that easy and best of all, it’s entirely FREE. All we will need from you or your organization is some basic information.

3. What do fundraiser affiliates do?

As a fundraiser affiliate, you help to grow LocalArea.com by recruiting businesses to join our platform. When businesses you’ve recruited sign up for one of our paid plans, you or your organization will earn 40% of all proceeds.

There are 2 main ways to recruit businesses to LocalArea.com and earn revenue for yourself or your organization.

  • First, all affiliates receive a custom ‘affiliate code’ that provides potential new businesses with an initial discount when they sign up for a paid plan on LocalArea.com. That same code also ties the business back to you as a referred business. Using this connection, you or your organization will receive 40% of all proceeds from any businesses you refer, for the life of our relationship with that business.
  • Additionally, if you have a website, or a knack for driving web traffic, we will provide you with a custom ‘affiliate link’ URL that can be placed on your website, social media site, or anywhere else that you think it will drive traffic. When a business owner visits LocalArea.com using your unique link, they will be attached to you as a referred business. Even if that business leaves and comes back up to 60 days latter, they are still linked to you or your organization (using things like cookies) as a referred business. Then, whenever that business ultimately signs up for a LocalArea.com paid plan, you will receive 40% of all proceeds from that referred business for the life of our relationship with them.

There’s no limit on what you or your organization can earn, and we see a massive opportunity for our affiliates to generate ongoing revenues for themselves or their organizations.

4. Do you provide any support for fundraiser affiliates?

You bet! To support our fundraiser affiliates, we’ve created a selection of pre-designed business cards and flyers that auto-populate with your affiliate code. These are available via your affiliates page on LocalArea.com and make for a simple, yet effective, leave behind piece for aiding in your recruitment efforts. Additionally, there is general support for affiliates available via the affiliate portal including tips, techniques, and even an affiliate newsletter.

Beyond the above, if you are really serious about increasing your earnings as a fundraiser affiliate, we recommend an excellent book Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day.

5. How do I know I will be paid for my referral?

Our fundraiser affiliate program is powered by Post Affiliate Pro, the leading affiliate tracking software. When you refer a business using your affiliate code, our tracking system registers the referral and ties that referred business to you. When you refer a business using your affiliate link, our affiliate system attaches the referral to you using things like cookies and IP address trackers. When a business that is connected to your affiliate account, either via an affiliate code or an affiliate link, purchases a paid plan on LocalArea.com, our affiliate system will automatically credit your account with 40% of the purchase value. For each month that the business maintains their paid plan, your account will continue to be credited. The process is handled entirely by Post Affiliate Pros using their market leading software, thus ensuring that all of your referrals are properly tracked and credited back to you. Post Affiliate Pro is used by thousands of Internet merchants and affiliates world-wide.

6. How will I get paid?

We currently offer payment via PayPal. Minimum payout value is $50, and payments are processed on the last day of each month. As long as your account balance is greater than the minimum on the last day of the month, a payment will automatically be issued via PayPal. Simple as that. (All payments are issued in USD only.)

7. Can I Track My Referrals?

Absolutely! Each of our fundraiser affiliates receives access to their own dashboard within our affiliate portal where detailed referral statistics can be viewed.

8. Can I promote LocalArea.com through pay-per-click search engines?

100% YES! If you so choose, you can absolutely use your affiliate link to recruit business owners to LocalArea.com via pay-per-click search engines. In fact, this type of recruiting is becoming increasingly popular and several affiliates have found great success recruiting businesses to LocalArea.com in this way, making a very good profit in the process.

9. What next?

Stop waiting and Signup Form as a fundraiser affiliate today! Once you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome email with your password and other necessary information.