Affiliate Program

How does the Affiliate Program work?

You can sign up for Astra’s Affiliate Program here. After your account is approved, you can log in to your affiliate dashboard and start using your unique link to promote Astra. Along with the link, you will also get access to promotional banners, videos, Astra logos and other marketing materials that you can use to promote Astra on your website or any other social posts.

When a customer clicks on one of your affiliate links, lands on Astra’s website and makes a purchase within 60 days, you will receive a commission from the sale value.

What does the 60 day cookie period mean?

Whenever a user lands on Astra’s website using your Affiliate link, a cookie corresponding to your affiliate ID is stored. If by any chance the user leaves without making a purchase, the cookie still persists.

The cookie persists for 60 days and if a user returns to the Astra and makes a purchase within 60 days after clicking on your affiliate link, you will be awarded the sales commission.

How will I be paid?

Commission payments are made via PayPal to the PayPal email that affiliate has entered in their dashboard. Affiliates need to make sure that they have the correct PayPal email updated in their dashboard to receive eligible payouts.

How will conversion be tracked to me?

Once your account is approved, you will get access to a unique affiliate ID and thus your unique links. Any conversion using this link will be properly tracked in real time. You can track your link’s performance and metrics from your affiliate dashboard.

What is the commission percentage?

The commission that may be earned is detailed as follows –

25% of the conversion amount, conversion amount being the amount paid by your successfully referred customer.

Commission Structure

Plan Customer Discount (5%) Amount you Earn
Astra Business – Annual Subscription $71.4 $339.10
Astra Business – Monthly Subscription $7.40 $35.40
Astra Pro – Annual Subscription $11.4 $54.10
Astra Pro – Monthly Subscription $1.2 $5.70
Astra Essential – Annual Subscription $5.4 $25.60
Astra Essential – Monthly Subscription $0.6 $2.80

Why would customer buy using affiliate link and not directly from Astra?

Great question! A lot of affiliate programs out there do not give any leverage to the customer for buying from affiliate links. Not us.

We understand that you love to help your customers/users and we are here to help you help them. So, customers using your link will get a 5% lifetime discount on the purchase of any plan. This is a great incentive for customers to buy using your link.

When will I be paid?

1.      Astra issues commission payments at most once a month in last week of every month.

2.      Commissions are eligible for approval after 1 month of a successful conversion. Eligible commissions are approved and subsequently paid in the next payment cycle in the last week of the month.

3.      Payment shall be only be made if the balance of all approved commissions due is more than $100. If the balance of commissions due is less than $100 the balance shall remain in the Affiliate’s account until the next payment cycle in which the balance of commissions due exceeds $100.

4.      For eg. An affiliate gets a successful conversion of an annual business plan on 1st May 2019, the commission of $339 will be eligible for approval after 30 days on 1st June 2019 and will be approved and paid in the last week of June 2019. Another affiliate gets a successful conversion of an annual essential plan on 1st May 2019, the commission of $25 will be eligible for approval after 30 days on 1st June 2019 however it will not be approved and not be paid if the total pending commission balance of the affiliate is less than $100.

Where can I reach out for help?

Astra has a dedicated channel for affiliates. You can reach out to affiliates@getastra.com for any help or suggestion regarding the affiliate program.

Can I change the auto generated affiliate code?

Yes, the default affiliate code is auto-generated. You can change this code to whatever you like.

Just click on the “Advanced” dropdown in the assets section of your affiliate dashboard. You will see your current affiliate code in the bottom. Click on the pencil icon right next to it to change the code.

ChangeAffiliateCode

 

Be aware that when a referral code has been updated, the previously created & shared referral codes will no longer work. So make sure to update the previous links wherever you have posted them. Also, make sure that the updated referral code is embedded in all the banners/images that you use.

The referral codes are not case-insensitive, meaning that ?secure=IronMan and ?secure=ironman are considered the same code.

The referral link in dashboard points to Astra’s pricing page. Can I point it to other pages?

Definitely, you can point your users to any page which on Astra’s website (starting with www.getastra.com). Just append “?secure=YourAffiliateID” to any link on Astra’s website & the conversions will be tracked and mapped to your account.

Eg. If your referral code is “ironman”, you will see this link in your affiliate dashboard – https://www.getastra.com/pricing?secure=ironman

Now suppose you want to point to our blog about Common WordPress Mistakes, you can take the blog link – https://www.getastra.com/blog/cms/wordpress-security/common-wordpress-mistakes/ and append your referral code with ?secure to it. So the final link that you will share is

https://www.getastra.com/blog/cms/wordpress-security/common-wordpress-mistakes/?secure=ironman

 

Where can I add/update my PayPal email?

You will be asked for PayPal email while signing up. You can also add or update your PayPal email from your dashboard. Click on your initials in the bottom left corner of the dashboard and click on Payout Methods. Here you can add/update your PayPal email ID.