Q. Does it cost anything to become an affiliate of
A. No, there are no costs to joining or running your account. It
is however, quick to start making money because signing up is
easy and commissions are high.
Q. Does my site qualify for
the ChatDollars® affiliate program?
A. All sites are welcome, with exception to sites which are
involved in or promote illegal activity or content. There are no
web site traffic minimums so whether you're site is established
or new, you're encouraged to join!
Q. Do I need to have a web
site to be a ChatDollars affiliate?
A. No! You can use email campaigns, newsgroup postings, blogs, Google Adwords, print media, newsletters whatever means are available to you to refer new customers to the ChatDollars network of Chatlines and dating sites. There are almost no limits to the methods you can use to participate in the ChatDollars affiliate program.
Q. How often do affiliates of ChatDollars get paid and what payment methods are available?
A. Affiliates are paid bi-weekly (every other Friday). Minimum commission payments are $50. If an affiliates commissions for the current pay period do not meet the minimum threshold, they roll over into the next pay period and will be paid as soon as the unpaid balance exceeds $50. Affiliates in the United States have the option to receive payment by direct deposit into their checking or savings account or by prepaid debit card. International affiliates are paid using PayPal.
Q. Does ChatDollars® supply
the marketing banners for my site?
A. Yes, once you have joined ChatDollars®, you will have access
to a library of quality banners to select from, in a range of
styles to suit a wide range of web sites. We also supply
everything needed to add those banners to your web pages.
Q. How are sales tracked to
A. Callers are tracked by a number of metrics, including their telephone number (ANI), the numbers they use to call the Chatline and their Member ID’s. When men and women call your affiliate Chatline number(s) we immediately know what their status or history is on the Chatline. We use this data to determine if they are a new member, a returning member, a male or female caller, etc. Our sophisticated tracking and commission system knows how and when to apply commissions for sales made on your affiliate number.
Q. Does ChatDollars® offer
reporting tools for affiliates?
A. Yes, our advanced affiliate management system gives affiliates
a wealth of information about their progress including number of
sales, total revenue generated and much more.
Q. What is Talk121?
A. The Talk121 chat service is a fantastic way for guys and gals
to make new friends, for both long term relationships or short
term casual encounters. Meeting people on Talk121 is not only
fun, but it is safe as well. There are thousands of men and
women that call Talk121 every day and chat. These are real
people, just like you that use our live one on one chat systems,
where you can talk live to other singles in your local area.
Caller's must be 18 in order to use our services.
Q. Are the Talk121, PhoneSexChatline, Friendsation, FreeChatGirls and other affiliated Chatlines Private?
A. Yes, very. You do not have to give out your phone number or
any personal information to anyone while you are on the live
phone chatline or the online chat. You choose which callers are
of interest to you. You can request live conversations with
other callers or send them messages. If you receive messages
from callers that you don’t want to speak to or get messages
from, you can block them from sending you messages. All callers
are calling from the privacy or their home or even their office.
The possibilities are endless and are only limited by your
Q. Are the Talk121 and the other affiliated Chatlines FREE?
A. Our phone chatlines are always FREE for women. Male callers can listen to greetings and Private Messages for free. However, sending private messages, Live Chat and listening to recorded stories are member services only.
Q. What Number do singles
A. For an affiliate to earn commissions on qualified purchases or on female minutes, callers to the Chatline must be calling on their assigned affiliate number. The Chatline has hundreds of local numbers and national numbers that people from all over call in on. This is what makes our Chatline exciting, active and fun.
Q. How do callers purchase a
package of time?
A. There are many packages available to both first time callers and existing members. The transaction is made right over the phone using our secure and automated system. It is not necessary for callers to speak to an operator. But we do have customer support 24/7 if they wish to speak to someone and make their transaction with an agent.
Q. If I’m an affiliate, how do you keep track of how many referrals I send you?
A. When a caller calls into our Chatlines on an affiliate number, we track all details of that call. You can log into our Affiliate Portal and review your specific statistics, including the number of calls, minutes, female minutes, membership purchases, etc. Everything is tracked by the affiliate phone number.
Q. Can callers call your office and get a Trial Membership Number?
A. No. Free Trials (typically 10 minutes) are only offered to first time callers to our Chatline. If they have previously called any of our Chatline numbers (affiliate or not), they do not qualify for additional free trial minutes. Once their Free Trial has ended they must purchase a membership in order to send Private Messages, talk in Live Chat or listen to Recorded Stories.
Q. What are the advantages of referring female callers to my Affiliate number?
A. Even though it is always FREE for women to Chatline, affiliate will earn a per minute commission for all minutes that women spend listening to greetings, sending messages and talking in Live Chat.
Q. If I am an affiliate, will I earn commissions on all purchases made through my affiliate number?
A. Not necessarily. The goal of the affiliate program is to bring NEW callers to the Chatline.
If a male caller has called our Chatline previously, there is a “blackout period” (typically 24 hours) where a commission would not be paid. We do this because we don’t want affiliates calling our Chatline and promoting their own affiliate numbers with the intention of encouraging male callers to hang up and call back to a different Chatline number.
- If a new membership is sold and the blackout period doesn’t qualify, then yes, you earn that commission and all future purchases by that customer that are made on your affiliate number!
- If an existing Chatline member calls your affiliate number and makes a purchase, you do not earn a renewal commission for that purchase. The goal is to bring NEW customers to the Chatline.
Q. Can someone click a banner ad that I have on my site, go to your site and purchase?
A. No. All affiliate advertising should be centered on your assigned affiliate phone number(s). All affiliate commissions are based upon callers calling the chatline from your affiliate phone number.
Q. What is an advantage of being paid a percentage
commission on each sale?
A. With this method you are
linked to all the purchases of your referral for as long as this
customer is still ordering. If the customer is still ordering
months or years later, you take advantage of their entire
ordering term. A huge percentage of first time purchasers,
re-order and continue to re-order again and again. While you may
not see your commissions coming in as fast as the CPA method,
over time you will start to see your commissions mushroom as
members re-order and continue re-ordering.
Q. What are some of the advantages of your Chatline affiliate program over some of the online Personals companies?
A. 1.The biggest advantage is the reason stated above. Many if
not most affiliate programs that deal with any form of chat or
personals programs pay out Commissions on the first order
only. However the bulk of the revenue in "this business" is made
from re-order's. We let you take advantage of that fact if you
are a member of the commission based payout program.
2. For CPA based programs, most dating, chat and
personals sites make the referred person sign up in some way, by
giving their email address, name, personal information, as well
as often being asked for credit card information and sometimes
pages of personal likes and dislikes as well. Whewwww! There are
usually a lot of hoops that referrals have to go through in
order for you to get paid with most programs.
Q. What would be another
advantage of belonging to the ChatDollars® affiliate program? Aren't
there a lot of 'chat' programs out there?
A. While online chat and online personals sites have had
affiliate programs for some time now, there are very few if any
other phone based Chat Lines offering affiliate programs. This
is a multi-million dollars a year industry, with the market wide
open for the genius of smart affiliate marketers to prosper
from. Most affiliates are looking for a 'hot' product that has
not been saturated in the market by a lot of other affiliates
Q. Just how popular is
A. According to Wordtracker (June 5, 2003) "chat" was the 177th
most searched keyword out of over 350 million keywords in the
prior 60 days. Also over 1.7 million persons searched for the
word 'chat' in May 2003 on the Overture network.
According to Overture's Search Term suggestions, almost 50,000
searches were done in May 2003 for the term "chat line", on the
Overture network, plus thousands more for variations like free
chat line, phone chat, voice chat, etc.