iTunes Affiliate Program – Everything You Need To Know


Hi, this is Amjad. Your Friendly Screencaster. In this video, I share all the information you need to know about the iTunes Affiliate Program. Easy to follow guide to get you approved for the iTunes Affiliate Program and make money from this Affiliate Program. On this channel, I do app reviews, and how-to videos and just like this one. If you are new here consider subscribing. Check out the Youtube description for all the links that I talked about in this video. Let’s get started. First of all, I want to clear the difference Apple & iTunes Affiliate Program. Yes, both are different programs run by Apple. The Apple Affiliate Program is for physical products such as Mac, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone etc. You will get percentage commission if you refer someone to a Physical Apple product. The iTunes Affiliate Program is you get a commission on selling digital products such as iOS Apps, Mac Apps, Music, E-Book, Movies etc. That’s main difference between both of the Affiliate Programs by Apple. In this video, we will cover only the iTunes Affiliate Program. What Can You Sell as iTunes Affiliate Marketer? A lot actually. You can sell iOS and Mac Apps, the largest quality apps collection in the world. Likewise, you can market Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows, iTunes U content and much more. You don’t need to be an experienced Affiliate Marketer or anything. You can recommend these digital products to your friends and in your circle to make a little commission out of it. I present the opportunity, this is a very fresh article and some stats showing the opportunity. It says, “Services Are the Rising Star at Apple”. Services includes all the digital product. A huge opportunity for anyone who wants to make some moolah. Why iTunes Affiliate Program one of the best Affiliate Program out there. Apple offer 7% of the commission on the sale of any iOS Apps, Mac Apps, Music, E-Book, Movies etc. So that 7% commission of the total price. For example, if someone buys $100 Mac app from your link, you will get $7 per sale. There was a very confusing statement from the Apple’s affiliate program that commission rates for apps and in-app purchases have been reduced from 7% down to 2.5% globally, a change set to start from May 1, 2017. Apparently, it seems that commission are reduced from 7% down to 2.5% for iOS & Mac Apps, And music, movies, books, and TV, along with Apple Music memberships will continue to be at a 7% commission rate. Later on, we got confirmation that 2.5% applies to In-app purchases of iOS and Mac only. So, that’s not bad. So to sum it up, it’s 7% on everything just 2.5% In-app purchases for iOS and Mac. iTunes Affiliate Program offer 24 hours cookie period, meaning if someone goes from your link and doesn’t purchase the app immediately but goes and purchase it later within the 24-hour window, you will get a commission. Even better, if someone goes from your link and purchase someone thing else, you will get a commission for something you even didn’t refer. For Example if you refer someone for iOS app but that person ends up buying a music album, you’ll get the commission for that music album. Great, isn’t? That’s why even should refer for free app so you can get that 24 hours cookie period advantage. There is not that doubt Apple ecosystem is the best in the planet earth and there are millions of Apple devices around the globe. You have huge opportunity to make a commission out of it. All these products you might be referring are the high-quality products, you are not selling some shady medicine that no one is aware of. Apple is a huge trusted brand. That’s a big plus right there. Plus you have an army of Apple fan boys who will purchase only Apple products, so you get the royal custom base. How to Get Approved for iTunes Affiliate Program? Getting approved for iTunes Affiliate Program isn’t that hard. All you need is a website with at least 5 blog post in that. If you are a blogger then at least 5 blog post. Or a website you made. Make sure your website looks professional, not spammy. Unfortunately, at the current moment, Apple doesn’t accept social media profile. Meaning if you have YouTube channel like I do, or huge twitter followers then you can’t apply via using social media profile. You need to have an active website. But the good news, there is no as such strict requirement for your website. All you need is a website and even that doesn’t get any traffic. My website is brand new and doesn’t get any traffic and I got approved. You can check out my website friendlyscreencaster.com for reference. I got approved in less than 24 hours. I applied and got approved very quickly. Though it might take more time for you, as the official timeline is 4 to 5 business days. One you are approved you will get the access to the Dashboard where you will get all the juicy details on number clicks, purchases, revenue and all the fun details. For now, this will be empty for you as you are getting started with it. Make you enter your banking details, that’s how you get paid and you can be paid in your local currency. For example, if you are from India, you can be paid in India rupees. Just add the details in the payments section. How to Create iTunes Affiliate Links? Creating Affiliate Links is easy. You have to go to Tools section, there are very different options that you can use. I’ll show you exactly how. First one is the Link Maker which allows you to make customs links for any digital media or content. Auto Link Maker, this is helpful for those, who have a website and have tons of non-iTunes Affiliate Links and want to update them very quickly with Afflilate ones. I’m not going to show you this one, as this would apply for very rare cases. Banner builder, from the name, suggests, it helps you to build a banner for your website and lastly, we have iTunes Widget Builder that will help custom widgets for your website. As bonus, I will show how to get RSS iTunes feed to your website. The process of creating iTunes Affiliate Links. Let’s create an iTunes Affiliate Link. Go to the Link Maker, once you are there, select the type of media you want to create the link for, in my case, it’s a macOS App. So I will select macOS Apps. Type the name of the app in the search bar to search the app. Once you get the media you are looking for, click on the media and you will get the direct link, copy that, paste it on your website or place it anywhere you want. That’s it. Bonus tip, you directly share the link to your social media profiles using the share option. How to Create Short link? If you see, these links are huge, how can you create short and cool Apple links? Like this one apple.co It’s very easy actually. We will use bitlinks or Bit.ly and the best part it’s FREE. First, you have to go and sign up for a free bit.ly account. Once you are in, click on create bitlink. Paste the URL that you want to create a short link, in my case, It’s the Capto App, that I copied the link from earlier. Paste the long URL and click Create. That’s it, you have your short and sweet apple.co URL for free. You can add tags also, but this is totally optional. It’s time to Share the Link. Now you have the short apple.co URL from bit.ly it’s time to share. You can share it to your social media profile. You can share it anywhere you want. There is no restriction at all. Be as creative as you want. You just need to have an active website to get into the iTunes Affiliate Program In my case, I have made a video on Capto Mac app. If you go to YouTube or Google and search for Capto Review, my video is ranked on the number one on both YouTube and Google and if you look at closely, I have shared the link I have created in the video description. So, if anyone that goes and sees my video and goes from link and purchase the app, I’ll get a commission. The buyer doesn’t need to pay anything extra. Just Apple is sharing the 7% revenue with us. You can create iTunes Affiliate Banner very easy. You to go back to Tools and go to Banner Builder. Once you are there, select the country, type of media, feature, ad type and size. Once you are done. Copy the HTML code and paste it on your website. The is how it looks on my website. Similarly you can do iTunes Affiliate Widget and you can create a Widget just like this and add to your website. Personally, I don’t use the widget on my website. Lastly, you can add RSS feed to your website, I like this one. From Tools, you can go to RSS Feed Generator, customize what feed you’d like to generate. For me, it’s Top Paid Mac Apps trending in United States. Now, copy the link and add RSS feed widget to your website and paste the code. Then you will get RSS feed like this one on your website. How to Create iTunes Affiliate Links Quickly? There are few apps that help you to do this process much quicker. You can check the YouTube description for links. One app that I recommend is Blink which will help you simplify the affiliate link creation much faster. You can do all the process that I showed you very quickly using this app. If you are approved for iTunes Affiliate Program this is worth the investment. That’s All Folks for this video. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the iTunes Affiliate Program, please ask in the comments section down below. I’ll see you soon. & iTunes Affiliate Program. Yes, both are different programs run by Apple. The Apple Affiliate Program is for physical products such as Mac, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone etc. You will get percentage commission if you refer someone to a Physical Apple product. The iTunes Affiliate Program is you get a commission on selling digital products such as iOS Apps, Mac Apps, Music, E-Book, Movies etc. That’s main difference between both of the Affiliate Programs by Apple. In this video, we will cover only the iTunes Affiliate Program. What Can You Sell as iTunes Affiliate Marketer? A lot actually. You can sell iOS and Mac Apps, the largest quality apps collection in the world. Likewise, you can market Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows, iTunes U content and much more. You don’t need to be an experienced Affiliate Marketer or anything. You can recommend these digital products to your friends and in your circle to make a little commission out of it. I present the opportunity, this is a very fresh article and some stats showing the opportunity. It says, “Services Are the Rising Star at Apple”. Services includes all the digital product. A huge opportunity for anyone who wants to make some moolah. Why iTunes Affiliate Program one of the best Affiliate Program out there. Apple offer 7% of the commission on the sale of any iOS Apps, Mac Apps, Music, E-Book, Movies etc. So that 7% commission of the total price. For example, if someone buys $100 Mac app from your link, you will get $7 per sale. There was a very confusing statement from the Apple’s affiliate program that commission rates for apps and in-app purchases have been reduced from 7% down to 2.5% globally, a change set to start from May 1, 2017. Apparently, it seems that commission are reduced from 7% down to 2.5% for iOS & Mac Apps, And music, movies, books, and TV, along with Apple Music memberships will continue to be at a 7% commission rate. Later on, we got confirmation that 2.5% applies to In-app purchases of iOS and Mac only. So, that’s not bad. So to sum it up, it’s 7% on everything just 2.5% In-app purchases for iOS and Mac. iTunes Affiliate Program offer 24 hours cookie period, meaning if someone goes from your link and doesn’t purchase the app immediately but goes and purchase it later within the 24-hour window, you will get a commission. Even better, if someone goes from your link and purchase someone thing else, you will get a commission for something you even didn’t refer. For Example if you refer someone for iOS app but that person ends up buying a music album, you’ll get the commission for that music album. Great, isn’t? That’s why even should refer for free app so you can get that 24 hours cookie period advantage. There is not that doubt Apple ecosystem is the best in the planet earth and there are millions of Apple devices around the globe. You have huge opportunity to make a commission out of it. All these products you might be referring are the high-quality products, you are not selling some shady medicine that no one is aware of. Apple is a huge trusted brand. That’s a big plus right there. Plus you have an army of Apple fan boys who will purchase only Apple products, so you get the royal custom base. How to Get Approved for iTunes Affiliate Program? Getting approved for iTunes Affiliate Program isn’t that hard. All you need is a website with at least 5 blog post in that. If you are a blogger then at least 5 blog post. Or a website you made. Make sure your website looks professional, not spammy. Unfortunately, at the current moment, Apple doesn’t accept social media profile. Meaning if you have YouTube channel like I do, or huge twitter followers then you can’t apply via using social media profile. You need to have an active website. But the good news, there is no as such strict requirement for your website. All you need is a website and even that doesn’t get any traffic. My website is brand new and doesn’t get any traffic and I got approved. You can check out my website friendlyscreencaster.com for reference. I got approved in less than 24 hours. I applied and got approved very quickly. Though it might take more time for you, as the official timeline is 4 to 5 business days. One you are approved you will get the access to the Dashboard where you will get all the juicy details on number clicks, purchases, revenue and all the fun details. For now, this will be empty for you as you are getting started with it. Make you enter your banking details, that’s how you get paid and you can be paid in your local currency. For example, if you are from India, you can be paid in India rupees. Just add the details in the payments section. How to Create iTunes Affiliate Links? Creating Affiliate Links is easy. You have to go to Tools section, there are very different options that you can use. I’ll show you exactly how. First one is the Link Maker which allows you to make customs links for any digital media or content. Auto Link Maker, this is helpful for those, who have a website and have tons of non-iTunes Affiliate Links and want to update them very quickly with Afflilate ones. I’m not going to show you this one, as this would apply for very rare cases. Banner builder, from the name, suggests, it helps you to build a banner for your website and lastly, we have iTunes Widget Builder that will help custom widgets for your website. As bonus, I will show how to get RSS iTunes feed to your website. The process of creating iTunes Affiliate Links. Let’s create an iTunes Affiliate Link. Go to the Link Maker, once you are there, select the type of media you want to create the link for, in my case, it’s a macOS App. So I will select macOS Apps. Type the name of the app in the search bar to search the app. Once you get the media you are looking for, click on the media and you will get the direct link, copy that, paste it on your website or place it anywhere you want. That’s it. Bonus tip, you directly share the link to your social media profiles using the share option. How to Create Short link? If you see, these links are huge, how can you create short and cool Apple links? Like this one apple.co It’s very easy actually. We will use bitlinks or Bit.ly and the best part it’s FREE. First, you have to go and sign up for a free bit.ly account. Once you are in, click on create bitlink. Paste the URL that you want to create a short link, in my case, It’s the Capto App, that I copied the link from earlier. Paste the long URL and click Create. That’s it, you have your short and sweet apple.co URL for free. You can add tags also, but this is totally optional. It’s time to Share the Link. Now you have the short apple.co URL from bit.ly it’s time to share. You can share it to your social media profile. You can share it anywhere you want. There is no restriction at all. Be as creative as you want. You just need to have an active website to get into the iTunes Affiliate Program In my case, I have made a video on Capto Mac app. If you go to YouTube or Google and search for Capto Review, my video is ranked on the number one on both YouTube and Google and if you look at closely, I have shared the link I have created in the video description. So, if anyone that goes and sees my video and goes from link and purchase the app, I’ll get a commission. The buyer doesn’t need to pay anything extra. Just Apple is sharing the 7% revenue with us. You can create iTunes Affiliate Banner very easy. You to go back to Tools and go to Banner Builder. Once you are there, select the country, type of media, feature, ad type and size. Once you are done. Copy the HTML code and paste it on your website. The is how it looks on my website. Similarly you can do iTunes Affiliate Widget and you can create a Widget just like this and add to your website. Personally, I don’t use the widget on my website. Lastly, you can add RSS feed to your website, I like this one. From Tools, you can go to RSS Feed Generator, customize what feed you’d like to generate. For me, it’s Top Paid Mac Apps trending in United States. Now, copy the link and add RSS feed widget to your website and paste the code. Then you will get RSS feed like this one on your website. How to Create iTunes Affiliate Links Quickly? There are few apps that help you to do this process much quicker. You can check the YouTube description for links. One app that I recommend is Blink which will help you simplify the affiliate link creation much faster. You can do all the process that I showed you very quickly using this app. If you are approved for iTunes Affiliate Program this is worth the investment. That’s All Folks for this video. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the iTunes Affiliate Program, please ask in the comments section down below. I’ll see you soon.

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