What is an Affiliate Marketing Program?
The Make Your Bird Toy Store Affiliate Marketing Program is a service that allows qualified participants to earn a commission on sales referred to our website using specially tracked links. We will provide you with custom links and banners that you can post on your website or blog. When a visitor you refer to us through that link makes a purchase, we keep track and give you a commission on the sale.
Why Partner with us?
MakeYourOwnBirdToys.com is a division of Super Bird Creations, LLC. Since 1992 Super Bird Creations has created hundreds of original toys and products designed to address the instinctual and behavioral needs of companion birds. A variety of colors, textures, shapes and movable parts are incorporated into our designs to make them of maximum interest to birds and their owners. The toys parts sold on the MakeYourOwnBirdToys.com website are the same bird-safe parts used in the manufacture of the Super Bird line.
We are very proud of the strong reputation we’ve earned over the course of our almost 30-year track record of manufacturing high quality, safe products for pet birds and small animals. Our success, in part, is due to the value we place on our partnerships and business relationships and the desire for those relationships to be beneficial for all parties. If you have a similar mindset, and a dedication to improving the lives of companion animals, then we would like to partner with you!
Am I eligible to participate?
We accept applications from websites that are relevant to our product line and that promote responsible pet stewardship. We take our brand and the brands of our partners seriously, so we are very selective with our affiliate partnerships. Partners that make the best fit are avian rescues, pet related non-profit organizations, related educational content sites, bird clubs, online bloggers, online forums and veterinarians.
How do I sign up?
You can apply to become an affiliate by clicking here. We welcome all applications but reserve the right to refuse membership or revoke membership at any time at our sole discretion.
How do I know if my application has been received or if I have been accepted into the affiliate program?
If your application has been submitted correctly, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. Once approved, you will receive a welcome email from us.
What is your commission rate?
We pay a 5% commission rate on the total shipped merchandise value after any promotional discounts are applied (tax and shipping charges excluded). For example, on a $100 order the commission would be $5. Commissions payouts can be impacted if orders are canceled, items are returned, a customer payment fails, or items are out of stock.
What is your cookie duration?
If a visitor comes to our websites from your website but does not purchase on that visit, you can still earn commission on sales from that customer if they return and make a purchase within 30 days. This works even if they navigate directly to the website on a return visit as long as they haven’t deleted their cookies.
When do I get paid?
We will issue commission checks on a monthly basis. Your account needs to have a balance of $50 or more before the end of the month in order to receive a payment. Otherwise, it will continue to roll forward into the next month until the $50 minimum is reached, and we can issue a payment.
Do I receive any special discounts as an affiliate?
No, however we recommend that you purchase our products through your own links so you can earn a commission on the sale!
How much money can I make?
That is entirely up to you! Your ability to earn will be based on how much traffic you can generate and the level of engagement and trust you have with your audience.
How do I create a link to MakeYourOwnBirdToys.com?
The links, with an ID coding unique to you, will be automatically created for you. To find the links you will need to login to the “My Account” section of our website and scroll to the “Affiliate Statistics” section. When you click on the “View Details” link it will open a page where you can find and choose from selection of four links and graphics to embed on your website, email or newsletter. For each chosen graphic, click “Select All Code” and copy the selected text. (Hold the “Ctrl” key down and hit the “C” key. You can then paste this code into your web page. (Hold the “Ctrl” key down and hit the “V” key.)
How many links should I place?
There is no limit. We encourage you to use as many as necessary and appropriate to improve click-through and conversion rates. A graphic banner along with a text link will likely improve effectiveness.
How does the affiliate program know the order came from me?
Our system tracks a cookie that is automatically applied to the computer of a person who clicks on a banner or text link that has your affiliate ID number embedded within it. Each banner or link that you create is specifically tagged with your ID number, letting us know that you deserve commission on the sales you send our way. You can access all these banners and links by logging in your account and choosing from any of the banners or simple text links available. These links can be used from any website, put directly into a browser or emailed out in the case of text links. You can test a link by copying (only copy the part between the "") and pasting it into your browser. If you are directed to the MakeYourOwnBirdToys.com homepage, the link is working. Do not copy and paste a landing page url from our website and confuse it for an affiliate link, since it will not track properly.