by Michael Bluejay, Cedar's
Who can join
Our affiliate program is
available only to web publishers who get at least 500 visitors
per day, and who pass muster with Cedar. For the first
12 years of this site we allowed anyone to join, but literally 93%
of them didn't refer a single sale to us, because their sites
don't get enough traffic. Having hundreds of people sign up
for a program that they can't expect to make any money from just
wastes their time, and ours. If you have a high-quality,
high-traffic site, send us an email asking to join the affiliate
program, being sure to tell us about your site and how much
traffic it gets.
Affiliates who already signed up
before we pulled the plug on low-volume affiliates get to stay
in the program...for now. In the future we might
remove affiliates who don't meet a certain threshold for referring
What's the summary?
- Link to us and we'll pay you 10 to
13% of the sales from customers that click over
- You get credit on all future sales
for customers you send our way, not just their first sale.
- Our linking code is super-simple:
(Substitute your own code, of course.)
- You can deep-link to any
individual page the same way, e.g. https://NaturalMagickShop.com/magic-oils/?YourCode
- Our cookies don't expire, so
you'll get credit for sales even if visitors you refer don't buy
- We have a two-tier program:
Refer new affiliates and we'll pay you 2.5% of whatever sales they
How do I get paid?
We pay by your choice of:
- Store Credit
Store Credit is the easiest way to redeem your earnings,
because you can do it instantly, for any amount. The
threshold to get a cash payout is $25 in earnings, but
there's no minimum for Store Credit. If you refer a $6
sale and earn sixty cents, you can use that sixty cents as Store
Credit. Go you! And you can use your Store Credit on
any item in the store, even the magic wands, and even shipping
costs. We try hard to make it easy for you.
For a cash payment, you can
request a PayPal payout or check as soon as your earnings are
$25 or more. We send you a message after every
sale you generate, letting you know how much you just earned and
what your total unpaid earnings are, so you can track where
What's not allowed in how I promote Natural Magick Shop?
You can link to us from your
own website, and that's it. You
cannot promote us in any other way, including web forum
posts. You extra cannot
promote us by any kind of email. We have a strict
anti-spam policy. We'll suspend the account and forfeit the
earnings of any affiliate who promotes us through spamming.
We also disallow any kind of cookie-stuffing, including
but not limited to popups, redirects, or embedding urls that
cause a request to our sever without an actual human
visit. This program is only for real clicks from real
people on a bona fide link on your actual website, and that's
it. Abusers get treated the same way as spammers, above.
We're really nice people. Play nice with us, and we'll
play nice back, and everyone will be happy. But if you try
to abuse us then we'll simply find other friends.
What's better about your affiliate program vs. the others?
How is it you can do things so much better than the other guys?
We're just bad-ass like that.
What's the full commission structure?
| Sales you
| < $250
|$250 - 499
|$500 - $1312
Can I see how much traffic and sales I've referred to you?
Sure, it's a free
country. There's a login at the top of this
page. Once you've signed up for the program, you can log in and
check your stats whenever you like, 24/7.
Who gets credit for a sale, the first affiliate or the last
Let's say Merlin refers a visitor to us, but that
visitor doesn't buy anything. A week later, that same visitor
clicks a link to us from Morgana's site and does make a purchase.
Who gets credit for the sale?
With most programs, it's the last (most recent) affiliate who
gets credit for the sale. The thinking is that whoever "closes
the sale" should get the credit. But in our mind, that doesn't
appreciate the value that the first affiliate provided. It's the
first affiliate who got the customer acquainted with us and
established the brand recognition. When the customer later
clicked on the second affiliate's banner, it's likely because
the first affiliate had already introduced her to us. So how did
we solve this problem?
As is our custom, we invented a
brand-new solution: We split the rewards 50-50
between both affiliates. We don't split the commission on each
individual sale 50-50, because that would be a programming and
accounting nightmare. Instead, whenever we get a referral from a
second affiliate, we flip a virtual coin to see which affiliate
gets that customer. Half the time the first affiliate will "own"
that visitor, and half the time it will go to the second
affiliate. We can't be any fairer than that.
Does any other affiliate program on the face of the Planet go
this far to ensure fairness? Didn't think so. :)
Heck, if you ask how another affiliate
program handles this, you might not even get an answer!
On Skype's official affiliate forum, two
different moderators failed to understand the
perfectly-worded question from the affiliate about this, instead
giving him useless "answers" like, "Just link to Skype and
whenever someone from your site buys or subscribes ... you will
earn a commission." (groan)
Note that our 50-50 deal above is only for visitors referred by
multiple affiliates who haven't bought anything yet. Once
you refer someone and they make a purchase, you "own" that
customer, for life. Even if they click on other
affiliate links after that.
Do I earn a commission on shipping or sales tax?
No, of course not. What, are you nuts?
How do I promote Natural Magick Shop?
Just link to us from anywhere on your website using your
Don't forget to replace "YourCode" with your actual referrer
code, which you specify when you sign up with us.
If you need the complete HTML code, this is it:
Your link can be a banner ad, or a text link inside an article.
We find that "editorial" links work
best -- the kind inside an article, where you
talk about our shop and/or its products.
Remember that you can deep-link to any
individual page. So if you're writing about
magick oils, you can link directly to our magic oils page like
You could link directly to the "How
I Quit Smoking" article a similar way.
You can also set up a "mini-store" if you like, listing various
products with pictures and linking directly to the product
pages. Just make sure it's clear to visitors that you're listing
our products, and that you're not selling the items yourself.
(Identifying them as "from Natural Magick Shop" is usually
sufficient, provided the page itself doesn't appear to be a
Natural Magick Shop page.)
Although editorial links work best,
below we have some banners in
a variety of sizes you can use if you like. There's an example
This agreement is between "you" (the affiliate webmaster) and
"us" (Natural Magick Shop).
No spam or cookie-stuffing.
You will promote us on your website only, and not through any
other method or medium, but especially not web forum posts,
spam, or cookie stuffing (including but not limited to popups,
redirects, or embedding urls that cause a request to our sever
without an actual human visit). This program is only for real
clicks from real people on a bona fide link on your actual
website, and that's it. Affiliates who violate these rules will
be removed from the program and will forfeit any accumulated
No extra representation of our
products, prices, or policies. When describing
our products on your site, you may not make any claims that we
do not make ourselves. For example, you cannot claim our
products have any quality or powers beyond what we ourselves say
on our site. You may also not make any claims about our policies
(shipping, returns, etc.) contrary to what we ourselves say. Any
price you list must be our actual price. If we change our
descriptions, policies, or prices and yours become outdated, if
you notice the new information on our site you will update your
site without our asking. If we notice the outdated info on your
site and inform you, you will update your site within a
reasonable period of time.
Commissions. You earn
Sales you refer
$250 - 499
$500 - $1312
Sales by other
Affiliates you referred
- on sales of new customers you refer to us
- according to the schedule at right
- on repeat sales (not just the initial sale)
You do not earn commissions on:
- Existing customers. (If someone was our customer before they
ever clicked your affiliate link and then they click your link
later and buy again, you don't get credit for that.)
- Sales tax or shipping charges.
- Amounts paid for with store credit. (If someone pays for a
$20 order with $15 in cash and $5 in store credit, you get
credit for the $15.)
- Failed Payments & Chargebacks. (If we never receive the
customer's money or they take it back, then there is no profit
to share with you.)
- Returned products. (If a customer returns product and we
refund their money, there is no profit to share with you.)
- Clicks generated in non-approved mediums, such as spam or
- Sales resulting from anything other than a real human click
on an ad, banner, picture, or editorial on your site directly
to our site, where the link contains your affiliate code, in
the proper format.
- Sales from a customer you referred where we have no easy way
of identifying you as the referrer.
How we track. When you send
a visitor our way we set a 30-year cookie in their browser. Our
ability to tie them to you on their first purchase rests on that
cookie being there. If the customer deletes their cookies before
they buy then we can't identify them as coming from you, and we
can't credit you, and that's not our fault. But if a customer
makes an initial purchase with their cookie intact, we'll tag
them as your customer in our database, so if they make
subsequent purchases even after deleting their cookies, we can
try to match them to you through various combinations of via
their name, email address, city, state, and zip code.
We are SO not responsible. We
will never be liable to you for any special, incidental, or
consequential damages. You also agree to indemnify and hold us
harmless for any damages or costs incurred as a result of your
violation of any law, regardless of whether they are actual,
incidental, consequential, or punitive.
Termination of your account.
We can terminate your account for any reason.
is governed by Texas law, and any claim or suit arising out of
or related to this agreement must be brought exclusively in
courts located in Austin, Texas. You consent to exclusive
jurisdiction of such courts.
General. By becoming an
affiliate in our program, you agree to all the terms of this
agreement. This is the full and complete agreement. We reserve
the right to modify the terms of this agreement at any time,
though if we do so we must notify you in writing. We are under
no obligation to accept you into our program. Dude. Use of the
word "Dude" in this agreement does not invalidate it.
Ready to sign up?