Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What's an
A: In a nutshell, you refer
people to another site in exchange for a
commission on every qualified sale you produce.
That usually means adding a link (encoded with a
unique ID number) from your web site or e-mail
message to another site, which tracks how many
sales you are responsible for.
are thousands of affiliate programs around. What
makes the ChineseFoodDIY.com program so powerful?
We are one of the best food-related affiliate
programs on the Internet. We have been doing this
since 1997 so we have a proven system and have
worked out all of the kinks that make other
affiliate programs so unreliable.
Here are some other great
reasons to partner with ChineseFoodDIY.com:
You earn 55% of our product price
-- and as much as $10.98 per sale! Plus, sell 10
or more of our product -- in a given
month, and we will increase your referral
fee to 60% per sale for all sales you have
generated for that month.
Affiliate Resource Center:
This private "Members Only" site provides you
proven ads that I've
field-tested to generate a record-breaking
number of click-throughs -- including
banners, text links, classified ads,
e-mail promotions, and even pop-ups!
We take care of everything:
Once you pass the visitor on to our site, we'll
take care of all the details, including charging
their credit card, delivering their orders, and
providing any customer service or technical
support necessary. You don't have to do a thing!
Top Ranking: ChineseFoodDIY's
affiliate program is ranked as one of the best
Affiliate Programs online in the "Food and
much will it cost me to join?
A: There is
no cost to join!
Q: When do I get paid?
sales are calculated twice each month. All
commission checks are mailed within 10 business
days after 15th and 30th/31st of every month by
Q: How long does it take to sign up?
sign-up process takes just a couple of minutes --
and there are no long surveys or endless forms to
fill out. In just a couple of minutes you can be
signed up and access our Affiliate Resource Center
where you'll find all the info you need to get
do I sign up?
A: Just go to
sign-up page . Follow the two
simple steps. Within minutes
of submitting it, you'll receive a Welcome
Package, followed by a training course that
explains the power of our different promotional
Q: How will you keep track of the orders
coming from my site?
A: It's easy! When you sign up as
a ChineseFoodDIY.com affiliate, you will be assigned a unique
identification number. This unique identification
number is used in every URL that you use to link
to the ChineseFoodDIY.com affiliate products.
Plus, in all the
"Copy & Paste" e-mail promotions, classified ads,
banner ads, text links, pop ups, etc. that we
provide you with to promote the
affiliate product, we have already added your
unique affiliate identification number. (We want
to make things as easy as possible for you!)
So if someone visits
your link to our site and purchase our product --
you will be guaranteed to get credit for that sale and earn
Q: How will I know how many
products I sold?
You'll receive an e-mail alerting you of each
order moments after it is placed.
Plus, you will be able to view exactly how many
sales you have made in real time at any time
(including the customer's name and email).
Q: What kind of income can I expect?
Currently, our average "medium traffic site"
receives a monthly referral check between $120 to
$500. We have web sites that earn under $100 a
month (very low traffic sites) and others as high
as $1,100 a month or more (popular, high traffic
The amount you earn depends on the type of people
that visit your site, how many visitors you
receive monthly, and how much exposure you give
the link to ChineseFoodDIY.com.
Sites that have links to ChineseFoodDIY.com in many places throughout their web sites
do MUCH better than sites that only have a small
link or just one link throughout their site. We
cannot emphasize enough how important exposure is
to the success of your campaign.
Make sure you spend some time reading the various
tips and promotion ideas that we share with you
Affiliate Resource Center. You'll discover the
same secrets that our top affiliates are using so
that you can experience the same success.
Q: How much will I be paid when I make a
We pay out 55% of our product price! That is
$10.98 each sale! Plus, sell 10 or more of our
product -- in a given month, and we will increase your referral
fee to 60% per sale for all sales you have
generated for that month.
Q: How many of my visitors that I send to
your site can I expect to end up buying?
As you probably already know, conversion rates
depend on many factors. On average, most
affiliates earn one sale for every 95 to 120 visitors they send us for our
product. Some sites that
really "perform" see one sale for every
35 to 45
visitors they refer to us; however, to get this
kind of great conversion ratio, a personal
recommendation is required to give the added
credibility to your promotion. A personal
recommendation can increase your referral fees by
as much as 416%.
For those of you who may not be aware, these
conversion ratios are fantastic when you consider
that the average conversion ratio for a web site
on the Internet is one sale per 720 visitors!
With that said, we want to make it clear that the
type of traffic you generate has a direct effect
on the percentage of people that buy. For example,
if you are promoting the "Real and Healthy
Chinese Cooking" cookbook
on a site that sells horse saddles, it would be
more reasonable to expect 1 sale out of every 750
to 900 visitors to the ChineseFoodDIY.com site as these visitors
are not targeted (i.e. they're unqualified
However, if you have a site that offers free
recipes, cooking tips and other food-related
topics, you could expect to see results
such as one out of every 50 visitors buying
because they are the perfect qualified visitor
with a natural interest in our products.
Q: Do I need a credit card merchant
account and a secure site to join?
No. That's the beauty of an
affiliate program -- we take care of all of the
payment processing, secure server technology and
even the shopping cart system. All you do is
promote our products and cash your commission
checks every month!
Q: Can I receive my commissions via Pay
All commissions are paid out in US currency checks
by ClickBank and are sent by regular mail. Unfortunately,
current system is not yet equipped to perform
electronic transfers or to credit affiliate credit
Q: How should I incorporate the ChineseFoodDIY
Affiliate Program into my web site?
We offer a whole range of
ready-to-use options -- from banners and text
links to pop-up windows and ready-to-send e-mail
promotions -- that you can easily add to your site
or your opt-in mailings.
We give you tools you need, but no matter how you
integrate them into your web site, we give you
Our Affiliate Support
Team would be
more than happy to speak with you once you've
sign-up process to discuss
the specific tools that would produce the best
results with you unique web site.
Q: How will my visitors order?
We take care of everything. You just need to
direct the visitors to the ChineseFoodDIY.com web site through
your affiliate links, and we'll look after taking
the order, delivering the product, etc...
When one of your visitors clicks through your
affiliate link, we will display the appropriate
salesletter, where the customer can order directly
When the customer is ready to order, the ClickBank
ordering system takes over, and automatically
processes the order -- while recording your
affiliate identification number to guarantee that
you're credited for the sale.
Q: Can I take orders directly on my web
site instead, and just send you the customer
No. We offer a secure web site which is essential
in collecting online orders. Plus, we handle all
customer questions and requests, including
cancellations and returns.
In fact, that's one of the reasons why earning
affiliate commissions is so much
easier than managing your own business! You get to
eliminate the hassles of product development, ad
writing, order processing, shipping, refunds, and
customer service. We do all that. All you do is
drive visitors to our site!
Q: What kind of support do you offer?
We have a special Affiliate Support
Team, whose sole focus is to provide you
with the answers, advice and trouble-shooting that
will help you succeed. They're available to help
you during business hours -- by e-mail or phone --
and firmly believe that there's no such thing as a
Q: Will you supply me with product
descriptions and marketing material that I can use
on my site?
Yes, we supply you with tested "Copy & Paste"
e-mail and e-zine promotions, along with banner
and classified ads and even pop-up windows -- all
of which are field-tested and proven to work.
In fact, minutes after completing our brief
sign-up process, you'll get
access to our Affiliate Resource Center, which
features our exclusive
Quick-Start feature, letting you get up
and running within only 5 minutes!
someone signs up for your newsletter and doesn't
A: Good question! It means
that you are a professional!
When someone clicks your affiliate link, visit our
website and sign up for our newsletter, a cookie
(which contains your affiliate information) has
been saved to his/her computer by ClickBank and it
will be valid for 60 days. As long as the visitor
buys our product in 60 days, you get the
The even better part is that market research has
shown that it usually takes 5-7 times of contacts
before someone buys a product. In 60 days during
which the cookie is valid, we will be sending out
more than 7 newsletter issues. It will absolutely
HELP you make the sale instead of cutting off your
In fact our research shows that our affiliates
make 54% more money with the newsletter than