Affiliate FAQ

How do I sign up as an affiliate? 

You’ll sign up as an affiliate on this page. Don’t forget to upload your W9 + payment info when you join!

What commission can I earn as an affiliate partner?

For every new membership referral you send our way, we’ll send you 25% of the monthly membership EVERY month for the LIFE of the membership — like that’s forever! And guess what?! Your earning opportunities don’t end there!

You also earn:

  • 50% on education up-sells
  • 25% of the $997 Evergreen Webinar Bundles + 25% of the recurring membership
  • 25% of the $99 30-Day Challenge + 25% of the recurring membership. 

What Carrot memberships do I earn commissions on?

All of them! Earn 25% recurring on our Base Subscription (monthly + annual) plus 25% recurring for the following Add-Ons:

  • Premium Designs
  • SEO Tools
  • Content Tools
  • Integrations
  • Additional Sites

Psssst…..this includes our annual memberships too! Check out our pricing here.

What are education up-sells?

You can earn a whopping 50% on any premium trainings (aka education up-sells) your referrals purchase! These premium trainings are available to members in our Carrot Marketplace.

Currently, we offer these premium trainings:

  • Facebook Leads Masterclass for $539 — your earnings $269.50!
  • 3 Leads Per Day for $99 (one of our most popular!)— your earnings $49.50!
  • How long will my referrals track for?

    Forever….but there are few important things to remember, (1) the new member must have clicked through your affiliate link before signing up with Carrot, (2) we pay out on the latest referring partner (i.e. last click attribution), and (3) our cookie does not expire, but will be lost if the referral clears their cookie history, used incognito, or signed up through another device.

    My referral isn’t showing in my commission report?

    Bummer 🙁 That’s no good. Our tracking is based on browser cookies, so if you used a different browser/device from the visit to sign up, you cleared your cookies, you used incognito, or you signed up from your own referral link, the signup might not be tracked. 

    If you are 100% sure the sign up or sale were not tracked correctly, you’ll want your referral to reach out to our affiliate manager Kayla, so she can look into it — kayla@carrot.com. We can not add someone to your commissions without that referral confirming you deserve credit. We also can’t remove someone if your referral used another person’s link. 

    The best way to find out is for that person to reach out to support and ask about having you added to their profile’s referral option. They’d then need to reconnect with you since we can not provide details regarding another person’s account.

    Why are you asking me to fill out a 1099?

    Woohoo! This is great news! It means you’ve earned more than $600 in commission for the year. To meet current IRS requirements, you’ll need to fill out a 1099. Our financial team will be sure to send a 1099 by January 31st of each calendar year if you meet the current state and federal threshold of $600.

    When will I get paid? 

    Commissions paid out on a monthly basis. Payments are processed + paid via Paypal by the 25th of each month. 

    You must have earned a minimum $49 as well as submitted BOTH your Paypal payment information and your completed W9 in order to receive commissions.  

    Once you’ve submitted all the payment + tax information, you’ll receive payment via Paypal for the commissions approximately 2 months after earned. All commissions for the month prior to last. For example, any commissions earned in January would be held through February in case there are any 30-day refunds, then processed and paid out by March 25th. This is because of our 30-day money-back guarantee, so we have to wait for 30 days before processing commissions in order to avoid clawbacks.

    How do I receive payment?

    It’s simple! Just set up a Paypal account if you don’t have one already + upload your Paypal payment info to your affiliate account.

    Is PayPal the only payout method?

    Currently, PayPal is the only payout method.

    Where can I get a blank W9?

    We got you! 😄 You can download a blank directly from your Affiliate Partner Dashboard  or here if you’re ready to fill it out now.

    Once completed, you can upload directly to your Affiliate Dashboard and through your affiliate profile settings.

    My commission report shows a “clawback.” What is that?

    Yikes! That’s no fun  to hear you’ve got a clawback on your affiliate ledger! It’s a very fancy way of saying that someone who purchased the product has had a refund for a myriad of reasons. 

    You’re seeing this because, as the referring affiliate partner and person receiving the commission, we had to retract that commission associated with that person’s refund.

    Can I sign up using my own referral link?

    No. Unfortunately, self-referrals are strictly prohibited. The aim of our program is to thank you for sharing Carrot + being an evangelist.

    Can I use my commissions to pay for Carrot?

    We would love to have this happen. Unfortunately, the tracking software and Carrot aren’t compatible and we’re unable to set this up. We’ll be sure to reach out if this does become an option!

    Can I use a custom domain that masks my affiliate URL?

    Yes you can; but a word of caution this changes every referral link you have, so you could lose commissions if this is done. 

    If you are looking for something specific for links, we recommend you reach out to our affiliate manager first at kayla@carrot.com. Thanks!

    Can I change my affiliate user ID?

    We get it — those long affiliate links aren’t always the most appealing and can be challenging to promote when promoting across social media.  However, your affiliate user ID is unique to you and how we properly track your affiliate sales, so unfortunately you can’t change your affiliate user ID. 

    You can get around this by creating a custom domain to mask your affiliate URL.

    Can I use an iFrame?

    We actually don’t allow users to iFrame the carrot.com site into another site/domain for the same reasons as it is not allowed with amazon.com or bobsbargaingadgets.com etc… It’s just too confusing to users and dangerous. In fact, using iframe violates our affiliate terms and conditions and could result in loss of commissions and the removal from our program. 

    Fear not! If you have your own domain you want to send people to, you have a couple options:

    1. Set up the desired domain to redirect to the affiliate URL you’ve been given
    2. Create your own site at that URL with affiliate links on it 

    Can I join your affiliate program if I’m not a U.S. resident?

    Unfortunately, not at this time. Due to system limitations and accounting + tax complications, we can’t provide the same great Carrot affiliate program experience to international partners.

    We’re constantly improving our program and hope to include international affiliate partners in the future.