Affiliate FAQ

How do I sign up as an affiliate? 

You’ll sign up as an affiliate on this page. Once you create your affiliate profile make sure to complete your account set up by submitting your completed W9 and payment information here.

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! Guess what?! Your earning opportunities don’t end there! You also earn 50% on education up-sells.

What Carrot memberships do I earn commissions on?

All of them! Earn 25% every month on the basic Core plan ($69/mo), Content Pro ($99/mo), and the Advanced Marketer plan ($199/mo). 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 3 premium trainings:

  • Craigslist Training for $99your earnings $49.50!
  • 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.

My referral isn’t showing in my commission report?

Bummer 🙁 That’s no good. 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. You must have earned a minimum $25, submitted payment information and your completed W9 in order to receive commissions.  

You can securely submit your completed W9 + payment information here.

Once your W9 and payment information is received — either a mailing address for us to mail a printed check or your direct deposit information — you’ll receive payment for the commissions approximately 2 months after earned. We process all commissions between day 10 and 15 of each month 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 mid-March. 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.

Can I set up direct deposit?

Absolutely! You can securely submit your direct deposit information through this Google Form.

Where can I get a blank W9?

We got you! 😄 Here’s a blank W9 you can use: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf 

Then you’ll want to submit the completed version here in order to receive your commissions. Payments cannot be made until we have a completed W9 on file for you. 

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 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