Cricket Affiliate Program

Cricket Affiliate FAQ

Affiliate Program Overview

What is the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program?
What products does CricketSniper.com sell?
How do I become a CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
Does it cost anything to become a CricketSniper.com Affiliate?

Compensation Schedule and Payment

Do you pay for clicks or leads?
How much do I earn as a CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
How often do I get paid?
Do I have to meet a minimum amount in order to get paid?
What if I don't meet the minimum?
How does CricketSniper.com track products purchased through my affiliate links?
Do my visitors have to purchase to CricketSniper.com products right away in order for me to get credit?
What if my visitors to your site call your office and subscribe over the phone?
What if someone deletes all the cookies on their computer? How can I get credit for them?
Where can I check reports detailing my sales?
What products are offered in the program?
I'm not a United States citizen. Can I still participate as an CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
I don't have a website. Can I still join the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program?


Setting up Affiliate Links

Where do I get the affiliate links?
Can I modify these links?
May I link to CricketSniper.com from more than one site?
What kind of advertising is prohibited?


Maintaining my CricketSniper.com Affiliate Account

How can I promote CricketSniper.com?
I forgot my Affiliate Lounge username and/or password? What do I do?
I need to change some of my information. How do I do that?
What are my responsibilities as an CricketSniper.com Affiliate?


CricketSniper.com Company Information

With so many other Internet companies going out of business, how can I be confident about the future of CricketSniper.com?
Contact Us

Miscellaneous

I like this affiliate program idea. How can I set up a site to do the same for my products?

Affiliate Program Overview

Q) What is the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program?
A) The CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program is a rewards program in which webmasters and other individuals can place links to CricketSniper.com on their website or other methods and earn commissions from revenue generated by visitors that they refer.

Q) What products does CricketSniper.com sell?
A) Our top-selling software program is Cricket Power Sniper. Cricket Power Sniper was the first Automated Sniping Program ever. The program was originally released in late December 1997. Within days of Cricket's initial release eBay online auction sniping changed forever. Cricket has been written up in countless newspapers, a Time Warner magazine, made a live appearance on Tech TV and is featured in a few books most notably five pages in The Perfect Store by Adam Cohen. As a CricketSniper.com affiliate, you now have a unique opportunity to tap into this affluent eBay Bid Snipe market. As other Cricket products are rewritten to reflect recent eBay changes we will offer them to you.

Q) How do I become a CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
A) Becoming a CricketSniper.com Affiliate is a simple process:

  1. Read the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions.
  2. Fill out the Affiliate Application.
  3. Log into the Affiliate Lounge when you receive your approval e-mail and start placing affiliate links on your website or other means you see fit.

Q) Does it cost anything to become a CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
A) Yes. There is a one time set up and processing fee of $10 US. If your application is turned down for any reason this fee will be refunded to you.

Compensation Schedule and Payment

Q) Do you pay for clicks or leads?
A) No. We pay on sales only.

Q) How much do I earn as a CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
A) CricketSniper.com will pay you a portion of the final selling price for the software program Cricket Power Sniper. CricketSniper.com has set up a tiered payment schedule for our affiliates. It is very generous and is the best to be found by far. You will earn what you put into the program.

You will earn because of what others put into the program. Not as many people Snipe eBay as you might think. The actual number is unknown but with at last count, over 50 million eBay users, you would be amazed at how many people have told me over the years that they have never heard of sniping. To prove this to yourself, pick 10 completed auctions and review the bid history. The Snipe market since the introduction of Cricket Power Sniper remains virtually untapped.

The commission level for Cricket Power Sniper is 25% of net revenue. Net Revenue is defined as Gross Sales minus refunds. In the extremely rare event that a customer were to receive a refund we would charge back the commission if already paid to you. Refunds are extremely rare because most customers take advantage of the 15 day demonstration period provided by all Cricket Software products. When a customer makes the purchase decision after trying out the software it is a 100% committed act. CricketSniper.com has a policy also that once a software program is registered by the end user, refunds are not possible.

In addition you make money by associated affiliates. An associated affiliate is anybody your refer to the program or anybody referred to the affiliate program by another associate.

Here is the breakdown.

Sales

Cricket Power Sniper = 25% commission Net Revenue ($6.24)
Level 1 commissions are 8% ($1.99)
Level 2 commissions are 5% ($1.25)
Level 3 commissions are 2% ($0.49)
Level 4 commissions are 1% ($0.25) 

Suppose you want to earn an extra $500 per month while you sleep. You set up a page on your website to attract buyers of the of the program and other affiliates. Learn a bit about Search Engine placement - your biggest time investment that will pay the greatest rewards later.

From your own referred sales suppose you generate 50 sales. $312.00. From your down line, people are doing work for you. Lets assume an average commission of $1.00 per associated sales with other referrals. It would take 188 sales by others to make the additional $188.00.

The above seems like a lot but keep in mind with your down line, you have done nothing to make the money! Your most valuable down line associate is Level 1. If it were me I'd focus on my Level 1 associates and assist where I could to help them generate their own sales. If each Affiliate helped their first level associate your income could be staggering.

 

Q) How does the multilevel work?
A)  If you refer another affiliate you will be paid 8% of their sales. This affiliate becomes a level one associate.

When a level 1 associate refers an affiliate the associate becomes a level 1 to your associate and a level two associate to yourself. You are paid 5% of the level 2 associate.

Anybody you refer is a level 1 associate.

This continues until you reach the 3rd level if you are not a registered Cricket user and if you are you get an additional level.

Above is a very small sampling of what your associate down line could look like. Level 4 is as low as an affiliate can go and again these monies are used for the prize bank. However to the left and right of a level can be for all eternity.

Q) Is your multilevel program an illegal pyramid?
A) No it is not. It costs a one time $10 US set up fee so. In addition we are dealing with tangible property, a software program.

Q) How often do I get paid?
A) We pay our affiliates monthly on net 30 terms.

Q) Do I have to meet a minimum amount in order to get paid?
A) Yes. The minimum amount is $25. Once you have reached that amount for the month a payment will be generated via PayPal.

Q) What if I don't meet the $25 minimum?
A) Any amount under $25 at the end of the month will be rolled over into the next month's earnings. For example, if your generated commission was $20 in one month, because this is less than $25, this $20 will be rolled over in your affiliate account into the next month adding to whatever you earn in that period.

Q) How does CricketSniper.com track products purchased through my affiliate links?
A) CricketSniper.com has its own Affiliate Program that incorporates PayPal's IPN (Instant Payment Notification). We are able to track all impressions, clicks, and sales which take place through your affiliate link. This does require you to ensure that you are using the proper CricketSniper.com affiliate links.

Q) Do my visitors have to purchase to CricketSniper.com products right away in order for me to get credit?
No. When your visitors come to CricketSniper.com, we place a cookie on their computer showing that you referred them to us. Even if they purchase a product at a later date, we still credit you for sending them to us. As long as you are still an active affiliate, we will pay you commissions for these visitors.

Q) What if my visitors to your site call your office and subscribe over the phone?
A) We recently stopped accepting Credit Cards due the overwhelming number of PayPal payments by comparison. Phone call orders rarely happen however we currently do not pay commissions for phone sales because we do not have a tracking system in place. But we believe affiliates should be compensated for all the subscribers they send our way. We are currently exploring how we can pay commissions to affiliates for phone sales they generate. If this customer knows you by name direct the customer to give us your name and affiliate code. Snail mail orders are nearly non existent.

Q) What if someone deletes all the cookies on their computer? How can I get credit for them?
A) Unfortunately, if someone deletes their cookies (which very few people do anymore), we are unable to track the source that sent them to us, so we cannot pay commissions on such sales. Our cookie is not removed by cookie crunching software.

Q) Where can I check reports detailing my sales?
A) When you apply to the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program, you select a username and password to access the Affiliate Lounge. Once logged in, you can check your sales, as well as keep up-to-date on new information about the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program.

Q) What products are offered in the program?
A) Only Cricket Power Sniper at this time.

Q) I'm not a United States citizen. Can I still participate as an CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
A) Yes. The CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program is open to all, regardless of location. Please note, however, that all affiliates are paid in U.S. dollars at this time via PayPal and if PayPal pays in your currency then that is how you will be paid. International Affiliates are responsible for adhering to the tax laws of their country and must have or have access to a PayPal account.

Q) I don't have a website. Can I still join the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program?
A) Yes, but you must be able to provide links that contain your affiliate code. e-zines, blog pages, email signature links, mailing lists you own etc will all work. Although we are not website developers by profession, simple websites can be created for you by us. We can also show you how to get your own domain and a good host for your site.

Setting up Affiliate Links

Q) Where do I get the affiliate links?
A) Log into your CricketSniper.com Affiliate account to access the Affiliate Lounge and you will have access to all approved CricketSniper.com affiliate links.

Q) Can I modify these links?
A) Not without express permission. If you have need for a special sized link, please email your request to affiliates@CricketSniper.com. We would like to make sure you get the affiliate code correct and that you represent the product properly.

Q) May I link to CricketSniper.com from more than one site?
A) Yes. You are welcome to place links to CricketSniper.com from multiple sites. All we ask is that you notify us at sales@CricketSniper.com so that we can add the additional site to your account. Each site you place the CricketSniper.com affiliate links must conform to the Terms and Conditions of the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program.

Q) What kind of advertising is prohibited?
A) Unsolicited e-mail (i.e. spam) is prohibited. Any case of unsolicited e-mail will result in immediate termination of your affiliate account, as well as forfeiture of any commissions. Spam will not be tolerated in any way. Any copy not approved by the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Manager is prohibited as well. For approval, contact us at sales@CricketSniper.com .

Maintaining my CricketSniper.com Affiliate Account

Q) How can I promote CricketSniper.com?
A) CricketSniper.com will provide buttons, banners, text links for use on your site, newsletter, email signatures or e-zine etc. You may also use text copy to promote CricketSniper.com if you have received written approval from the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program Manager.

Q) I forgot my Affiliate Lounge username and/or password? What do I do?
A) If you forgot your username or password (or both), just visit the Affiliate log in page and click on the link that says "Send Me My Password" You can then enter your e-mail address and have your username and/or password sent to you.

Q) I need to change some of my information. How do I do that?
A) Login to your CricketSniper.com Affiliate account to access the Affiliate Lounge and change it there.

Q) What are my responsibilities as an CricketSniper.com Affiliate?
A) The following are required of all CricketSniper.com Affiliates:

  1. Accept and abide by all Terms and Conditions of the CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program.
  2. Keep all account information current. CricketSniper.com is not responsible for payments due to an invalid email address. In the event of an invalid email address we will hold payment for 60 days before terminating your account and you will not get paid.
  3. Keep your links to CricketSniper.com current.
  4. Register all sites that will contain a CricketSniper.com Affiliate Link with the CricketSniper.com

Company Info

Q) With so many other Internet companies going out of business especially come and go Snipe Software programs, how can I be confident about the future of CricketSniper.com?
A) Many Internet companies sprang up with what seemed like a great idea, raised lots of dollars, and then never got to the point where they could generate profits.

CricketSniper.com is different. We are small home-based business that has been in business on the Internet since 1994. We have a long history of providing top notch program tech support. Remember, we invented the automated snipe bid phenonemum! Our testimonial collection reaches back years. The Cricket loyalty customer base is unbelievable. Because we never charge for tech support, are timely with orders, registrations and support and because we almost never force you to upgrade to a new and improved model of the program we stand out. Cricket Power Sniper has not been sold on eBay for some years now. There have been no real marketing programs other then the CricketSniper.com website. This fact alone has kept the price of the program small over the years. Rather then change all of this and start paying some marketing company big bucks we have decided to share the revenue with you. We are big believers in the little guy. We know what an extra few hundred dollars or more in your bank can do for your life style.

Contact Us

Eccles Enterprises
Attn: CricketSniper.com Affiliate Program
C/O Dave Eccles
PO Box 246 Eastport, Idaho 83826
sales@CricketSniper.com; (208) 267-1071

Miscellaneous

Q) I like this affiliate program idea. How can I set up a site to do the same for my products?
A) I searched for the best affiliate program for the best money. My head nearly exploded trying to decipher what was what and which had the best benefits were being provided when compared to others. The program had to be easy to install, easy to manage by my non programmer site manager and highly configurable or adaptable for a programmer guy like me. The help manual had to leave no question unanswered. The affiliate program we use is developed by a cracker jack team of programmers. I questioned a support staff member to death before I made the buying decision. A support member answered my questions thoroughly, politely and sometimes answered several times a day! I won't even look at another affiliate software program now.

In fact, I originally purchased this program from them in 2001. They have never stopped developing this affiliate software program. It's unbelievable how nice this program has matured over the years. Contact us for more information.

 



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