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Unity Affiliate Program

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Buhlaine, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Buhlaine

    Buhlaine

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    In case you missed it, Unity is announcing a new Affiliate Program! The Affiliate Program empowers the global Unity community to discuss and promote how they’re building their dreams using the Asset Store while earning commissions.

    As a Unity affiliate, you can link to any Asset Store product from your website, blog, or social media page and earn commission on referring sales to Asset Store. Everybody wins: Asset Store publishers get valuable exposure, Unity users have new avenues for discovering great assets, and you get paid!

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    Quick FAQ -
    What is the affiliate program?

    If you manage a blog, website or your own social media page, then the Unity Affiliate Program provides a great opportunity for you to enhance your site by linking to Asset Store while earning commissions.

    How does it work?
    After you apply for our program and are accepted as an affiliate of Unity, you may place Asset Store links via widgets, text links and direct links on your website or social media page. When your visitors clicks on your affiliated links to Asset Store, Unity rewards commissions on any referring sales that occur within a 24 hour tracking window. So the more visitors you refer and the more of those visitors who purchase assets from the Unity Asset Store, then the more you commissions you will earn.

    I have many websites, can I use my Affiliate account for all of them?
    Yes, as long as your sites comply with the program terms, we do not restrict how many sites are tied to your affiliate account.

    How do I sign up?
    Applying to become an affiliate is quick and easy. Apply now with your contact information and website url where you plan to promote Unity Asset Store. We will review your application within 5 business days, and you will receive a notification email once we reviewed your application.

    You can see the full FAQ here.


    Please email affiliate support for any further questions regarding the Affiliate Program! affiliates@unity3d.com
     
  2. QFSW

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    Hey, looks interesting!

    Where do we find our "Unity ID"?
     
  3. Buhlaine

    Buhlaine

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    Your UnityID should be the email you use to log into the website!
     
  4. QFSW

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    Ah right, thanks :D
     
  5. jonfinlay

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    Hey, not to sure if this is the best place to write it, but how about having the option of adding the profits as Unity Asset Credits? Seems simpler than doing a bank transfer, although PayPal would still be the best.
     
  6. JPBotelho

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    Yup. Paypal would be awesome.
     
  7. Untitled_Tools_Projects

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    I agree Paypal would be a great payment method for the Unity Affiliate program. Or even a credit card.
     
  8. manran

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    hello guys. I don't know if i'm doing something wrong with this but i've got 74 clicks and zero conversion for this month...seems not really being worth the effort.
     
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  9. mgear

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    +1 for paypal or asset store credits conversion..
     
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  10. Jwolf

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    My conversion rate has gone to zero over the past couple of months despite my (small number) conversion doubling... I had been getting a conversion roughly ever 50 clicks. I've gone 200+ without a conversion...? I associate this somewhat with the new store rolling out.

    Am I doing something wrong? Are others experiencing this?
     
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  11. GameDevCouple_I

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    Affiliate is dead, been happening since december for me. Moved on, you should too until Unity address, respond and fix this.
     
  12. Buhlaine

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    Hey, @Jwolf and @Daemonhahn - I've just reached out to our affiliate team to make sure there aren't any roadblocks that should be stopping the conversions from being tracked. We've also confirmed that 2.0 is confirmed working with the affiliate links.

    You can always reach out to affiliates@unity3d.com. Make sure you provide information regarding what you're seeing and they can try to get to the bottom of it.
     
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  13. Jwolf

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    I have one conversion in 2018. It was on January 1st... This is not a big source of revenue, but still nice to see a little trickle in. Maybe I'll do some testing. I have a second account for work.

    Good to know I'm not the only one seeing an issue.

    Edit: The last conversion was at midnight on January 1st. Seems like that might be a time zone thing and was made in 2017... Maybe a reach but was interesting. Hard to draw conclusions from a data set of one. :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  14. Jwolf

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    I did some testing with my personal and work account. I was able to purchase an asset via an affiliate link and could see the conversion show up.

    However, I was unable to complete the purchase using Chrome. When I clicked the button "proceed to checkout" I got the spinning wheel icon on the button. I tried this several times and on two different days. I switched browsers and was able complete the purchase in Firefox. I do use an ad blocker on Chrome and not on Firefox. If this is truly the cause of the problem - and it seems like it may align with the new store roll out - this makes the Unity Affiliate program fairly useless.

    A quick search shows a few (not a lot) folks having similar problems. If a user wants an asset and can't purchase it in a browser they are likely to make the purchase in Unity and then the content creators will not get credit for driving the traffic. Or does the asset store track affiliate links in the cart and not in browser cookies?

    I'm willing to accept this is a statical anomaly and that everything is working, but I should have 4-6 conversions and I have 1. The chances seem slim. It doesn't seem unreasonable that the new asset store may have something to do with the change in conversion. Definitely bummed to lose a (small) revenue stream.
     
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  15. GameDevCouple_I

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    seems this could be it!
     
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  16. abdoubelbala

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    Interesting stuff, i am on unity from 2012, laziness and studies kept me from making games, i am now free finally.
    thank you unity.
     
  17. RjMaan

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    Great man. I love the affiliate programs.
     
  18. JensEckervogt

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    Hello everyone, Paypal is not great but it is really unsafe and dangerous. PLEASE USE CREDIT CARDS LIKE VISA or MASTERCARD because it is good for security reason. That is why I want high safe. You know my brother said me - I am deaf and I can't hold money from Paybal because Paybal is dangerous. I never use and I no longer support for paypal. For me only Visa- or Master-Cards with high safe like ( eConTan Verify checker )

    Thanks! Please ban PayPal! Now Germans never use much with PayPal because they are scared if hackers or scammers steal money....
     
  19. QFSW

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    Yeah no PayPal isn't getting banned just because you don't like it
     
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  20. JensEckervogt

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    Because Germany has security reason of any banks - if banks worry to customers if they don't have experiences like scammer get moneys from rich Germans that is why Germans need protect with money . PayPal is bad and is really dangerous - that is why I never allow that. I hold who use PayPal - I don't support if you use my android games made with Unity than you buy with credits to my items for examples.

    You don't know why is PayPal very high dangerous?
    Check website with Germans
    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2...mers-tricks-steal-your-heart-and-money?page=2
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/science...al-warning-Users-complain-look-like-scam.html

    German Languages breaking news - If you haven't native Language German than you need website via translator
    https://www.google.com/search?clien...+Paybal+Betrügern+betroffen&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 Google result in German language
    https://www.watchlist-internet.at/news/der-paypal-trick-wie-verkaeuferinnen-zu-betrugsopfern-werden/
    https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/video...nde-Online-Kunden-herein-article20594552.html

    There German Language breaking news are high risk. That is reason. I never allow Paypal to Unity 3D - Please remember security reason for Germany - Who is clever like Japan = No problem
    USA = 90 % negative - need security reason
    Philippines = 40 % oh, oh, oh need security reason....
    Indian = 100 % negative - need security reason
    Germany = 100 % negative - need security reason
    Yemen = 100 % negative - need security reason
    and another more countries from 50 to 90 % negative - need security reason
    Japan = 0.2 % - eh, it is positive because Japanese are very clever and how do they evade again scammers.
     
  21. QFSW

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    Then don't use PayPal, don't expect the service to service to change though
     
  22. Mauri

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    LOL. Ever heard of Phone fraud (lovely called "Enkeltrick" in Germany)? Credit card fraud?
    If you don't like PayPal, then don't use it. But don't try to dictate organisations.

    Use a strong password + 2FA and some common sense and you likely won't have any issue
    with getting hacked or scammed.
     
  23. JensEckervogt

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    Grrr I don't like PayPal .......

    IT IS REALLY WRONG! - It is dangerous - My brother has happened with PayPal my brother will cancel PayPal account because it is really dangerous. Same my daddy will disconnects PayPal. They don't want have account of PayPal. It is very unusable for Germans. That is why my right - I have enough safest with eConTan with my own virtual phone number and notice who ( hacker or scammer ) than it will force to largest password and generated hidden code. Example hacker gets money from my visa card than it will note me who want get my money from visa card than I ignore him and I stay my money from my visa card until hacker can't get my money because it is very safety. PayPal is S*** for money laundry. But PayPal is expensive if you have sell game with PayPal you will forget you will pay up to 2 Euro since you get money from bought games. 2 Euro is too much. For eConTan is really free - and access to my home bank and my home bank will verify to my visa card - i have get money from bought games into my visa card than my home bank says "OK" to me. If I use money laundry and my home bank will ban my credit connection. It is very safe and carefully. It is very better than PayPal. If PayPal uses to home bank and home bank can get argue.....

    That is reason!!!!
     
  24. Buhlaine

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    Please calm down, we understand you don't like PayPal. My understanding is that affiliate payout is a bank transfer, and you're welcome to purchase assets with a credit card instead of a PayPal account.
     
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  25. Mauri

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    You're right. You can only get a payout via bank transfer. There's no option to use PayPal.

    @JensEckervogt I'm a German myself and I never run into any issue with PayPal. I bought Unity Assets with it, bought stuff on eBay (or other online shops) with it - never did something went wrong. You don't have to use PayPal: bank transfer is the only payment method for Affiliate payout, anyway. Plus, you can buy Assets with a Credit Card. I don't really understand, why you posted here...
     
  26. Maccyfin

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    Hey all. This past few days (October 11th 2018 to Oct 16th 2018 so far) I've not seen any commission reported in my performance horizon dashboard even though there's been clicks and conversions. Is anyone else seeing this problem?