What are Affiliate Links?
Collective Voice creators earn revenue when based on shopper engagement with their affiliate content created through their Collective Voice account. Affiliate programs allow you to earn a commission by promoting products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make. An affiliate link contains special tracking so that the affiliate platform (Collective Voice) can track the links, their performance based on various metrics including sales and clicks, and attach the performance to the account that owns that content.
Collective Voice creators earn when someone clicks on your link and it leads to a purchase. You are given a commission percentage based on the entire trip sparked by your affiliate content and your revenue share. Learn more here.
How does Collective Voice track my performance?
When you join the Collective Voice program, your account is assigned a unique identification number (UID). All content created using your Collective Voice account (including Text Links, Product Widgets, Looks & Collections, Favorites, your ShopStyle Shop--everything!) contains a special tracking code so that the affiliate network, the retailer, and our platform knows you’re the one referring traffic and sales to a retailer’s site.
Collective Voice is tied to your ShopStyle account. When you generate ads, widgets, layouts, images, captions, or links, they are appended with your unique identification number (UID). If you use them generated by another partner, those clicks and orders will not be credited to your Collective Voice account, even if those widgets appear on your site or application. The same applies if you use the Collective Voice API; you must append your links with your API key in order for clicks and orders to be credited to your account.