FAQ

AFFILIATE APPLICATIONS FAQ

How do I become an affiliate?

First step is to sign up here and validate the confirmation email we send. An affiliate manager will review your website for appropriate content.

What’s the fastest way to be approved?

You can get approved to TinderCash on the same day you sign up with three easy steps. Sign up here. Confirm the email we send you. Contact the affiliate manager listed on the confirmation page during normal business hours instead of waiting for them to contact you.

Does TinderCash accept international affiliates?

We accept affiliates from all countries.

Will I be approved if I don’t have a website?

Maybe. How will you advertise our sponsors? Call the affiliate manager assigned to your application and have that discussion.

When are affiliates paid?

Affiliates are initially paid on a monthly net 15 basis. For example, affiliates generating revenue in January will receive their payments on February 15th. Once an affiliate has received their first payment from us, they are automatically placed on a weekly payment schedule if they are receiving their payments electronically. We require a minimum balance of $100 before we issue a payment. If you don’t reach this level, your earnings will roll over to the subsequent pay period until you reach the minimum $100.

What about weekly payments?

Affiliates who have earned at least one payment from us and who are paid electronically are automatically moved to weekly payments.

How are affiliates paid?

We pay affiliates by Webmoney, Wire, The options available are dependent on an affiliate’s home country. Our system tracks all earnings in US Dollars, however most international affiliates paid by check have the benefit of receiving their payment in their national currency and drafted from a local bank. For example, Canadian affiliates have their earning converted to Canadian dollars and paid via check drafted from a Canadian bank. It is the same with Australians in Aussie dollars, Brits in Pounds and a host of other counties and currencies. We do this so international affiliates don’t suffer the fees and delays often implemented by their banks when depositing American checks. The list of countries we support is too large to include here so please contact your affiliate manager if you have any questions about how you’ll be paid.

What is incentive traffic and is it allowed?

Incentive traffic is when an affiliate offers a surfer a reward of some kind (virtual or real) to sign up to an advertiser through their affiliate link. A potential affiliate must understand that while TinderCash does allow some forms of incentive traffic, affiliates using incentive traffic will be limited to advertising only the few ad campaigns which accept it. Most campaigns do not accept incentive traffic. We’re very selective on the kinds of incentive traffic we accept and very strict on incentive affiliate adherence to only advertising the campaigns which allow it. Generally speaking, potential affiliates who purchase or license common GPT (Get Paid To) incentive scripts, will not be accepted into the network due the higher level of problematic leads they seem to generate.

ACTIVE AFFILIATES

What’s EPC?

EPC stands for Earnings Per Click and is displayed on all network campaigns. It’s a computed average income affiliates are earnings on a given campaign calculated on a per-click basis. This number isn’t a guarantee of how much an affiliate will earn by advertising a campaign but is simply a tool for affiliates to gauge their potential interest in advertising a campaign and measuring their conversion compared to the average across the network.

Does TinderCash have an affiliate referral program?

Yes. Affiliates can refer other affiliates and receive a 5% bounty on their earnings for the first 12 months of their activity with the network. The potential referred affiliate must be new to TinderCash and not be another advertising network.

What can I do if I lost my password?

Reset from Login to reclaim a lost password.

Are leads/sales tracked in real time or delayed?

In most cases, leads and sales are tracked in real time, but there can be up to a 5 minute delay for our server to refresh affiliate statistics. There are some advertising campaigns where a sale/lead is only declared days after the surfer signed up. In such circumstances, this will be disclosed in the ad campaign description.

Can I sign up to campaigns myself or get my friends to sign up?

No, it’s against the terms and conditions which govern an affiliate account for an affiliate to generate his own leads or get his friends to sign up for him.

Why is it I’m not seeing any leads/sale generated on a campaign when I know leads/sales must have been generated?

There are a number of reasons why this could happen. These include, but are not limited to surfers visiting a campaign page through another affiliate link, surfers entering invalid data, surfers not fully completing the signup, surfer data not matching campaign demographic requirements, and surfers having cookies disabled on their computer. Generally speaking, most cases of untracked test or friend-generated leads are explained by an affiliate simply unfamiliar with all the details an advertiser requires to validate a lead as real.

Can I use Google/Facebook/Youtube/etc as a traffic source?

Affiliates can purchase approved ad placements from third party traffic sources. Each campaign on TinderCash has specific rules as to whether a given traffic source is allowed or not. For example, it’s not uncommon for some advertisers to request they not receive social network traffic, to which affiliates must comply. Affiliates are responsible for the nature and quality of the advertising they bring into the network from third parties. Affiliates must ensure they are following the terms of service and advertising guidelines of the websites from where they are acquiring traffic.

Why do my paid clicks stats from Adwords/MSN/Facebook/etc not match the number of clicks showing in TinderCash?

Click tracking between two sources never match 100%. Some of the clicks an affiliate purchases from a third party might get IP filtered because they are from a country the campaign doesn’t accept. Even if you’re buying specific country-targeted traffic to send to a campaign accepting traffic from that same country, rarely does the logic behind two IP filters match 100%. It could also be that the surfer abandons the browser before a click is tracked on both sides. A small discrepancy in click stats is expected and normal.

What’s the difference between scrubbing and shaving?

Scrubbing is when an advertiser doesn’t pay for invalid or duplicate leads. For example, while an affiliate might have generated 100 raw sign ups to a campaign, 10 were already in the advertiser’s database and 10 more contained bad data. So out of those 100 sign ups, 80 were valid leads and 20 were scrubbed. Shaving is when an advertiser doesn’t pay for leads which would otherwise be valid but is attempting to increase their profit on a campaign. TinderCash does not accept advertiser lead shaving.

Does TinderCash shave or scrub leads?

No, we do not. TinderCash is completely dependent on an advertiser identifying when a lead/sale is valid.

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