Frequently Asked Questions
What is the PitBullTax Affiliate Program?
It is a way to earn money by referring your members and prospects to PitBullTax.com to purchase our software. You will be paid up to 21% for each sale, plus residuals.
How can I become an Affiliate Program Member?
Simply click on the Signup Now tab, fill out the short application form and click submit. Your application is immediately sent to our Director of Affiliate Marketing and you will receive an answer on the approval of your application by the next business day.
How does the Affiliate Program work?
When you join our Affiliate Program, you will be provided with the following, a range of banners and textual links that you can place within your website, e-mail links that you can send to your members and prospects, and if you are having an event or seminar PitBullTax will provide you with brochures. When a user clicks on one of your banners or links, they will be brought to our website www.pitbulltax.com and their activity will be tracked by our affiliate software. Another way of earning revenue with PitBullTax is to provide your unique promotional code to your members and prospects which they enter during the online checkout process or when ordering over the telephone. Each affiliate will have a unique promotional code, which will give your members and prospects a discount up to $300 when they purchase a PitBullTax software license. You are then paid commissions up to $300 per initial license and up to $75 per renewal of annual license. Yes, you just read that right, we even pay you residuals. Affiliates are paid by the 15th of the following month for the prior month’s sales. You could potentially generate thousands of dollars a month like many of our other Affiliate Program members. All we ask of you the Affiliate is to place PitBullTax banners and/or links throughout your site and to tell your members and prospects about PitBullTax software, we’ll handle the rest. It doesn’t get any easier to increase your revenue then it is with PitBullTax!
How much money can my organization make?
There are no caps to the amount of money your organization can make. Potentially you can make thousands of dollars a month like many of our other Affiliate Program members.
How will I know how much my organization is earning?
You can login at any time to check your sales, traffic, and account balance.
How often will my organization be paid?
Payments are made once per month, by the 15th of the following month for the previous month sales.
Can I contact PitBullTax if I still have questions?
Yes, you may contact us Monday thru Friday, 8am - 6pm EST at 1-877-4PITBULL (1-877-474-8285) or 954-PITBULL (954-748-2855) ext. 104 and speak with our Director of Affiliate Marketing. You may also email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org, and your question will be answered by the next business day.
Where do I need to place the links or banners?
You need to place the links or banners on your organization’s website. The best areas to place them are the areas that have high traffic and online visibility. For the actual page location, you can position it at the top, bottom, or sides of the web page. Place it wherever you feel will attract the most attention from your website guests.
How do I post a textual link and / or a banner on my website?
To post a banner on your web site follow these simple steps: (1) Log in to your affiliate account. (2)Choose one of the banners/links in your administrator console. (3) Copy the link you like and paste it directly onto your web page. You do not need to save the banners to your computer.
Can I post links and banners to multiple sites?
Yes, we encourage affiliates to include their unique affiliate ID on as many traffic sources as they like.
What reporting features are available with my account when I become an Affiliate Program member?
Every PitBullTax Affiliate Program member has a personal account containing statistical reports on all sales orders, commission details, incoming traffic log that tracks how all of your members and prospects enter our website and much more.
How will I know when my members or prospects have purchased a software license?
All activity is compiled in real-time, so any purchases will immediately show in your statistics page.
What are residual commissions and how does my organization qualify for them?
Residual commissions are commissions that you receive whenever one of your PitBullTax customers renews their annual software license. All licenses are automatically renewed on an annual basis.
Can I have more than one affiliate account?
No, an Affiliate Program Member may only have one affiliate account.
How do I permanently terminate my affiliate account?
To terminate your affiliate account from our database, simply send us an e mail to email@example.com with "Delete my account" in the subject line and include the e-mail address you used when you opened your account and reason for termination.
How much does my organization have to earn before we are eligible for commissions?
There is no minimum earning requirement, so you will receive the previous months’ commissions your organization earned by the 15th of the following month.
Will my organization have to pay taxes on our earnings?
Yes, all Affiliate Program members must pay taxes on your commissions and submit a completed W-9 form to PitBullTax before any commissions will be paid.
Will my organization receive a 1099 at the end of each year?
Yes, all Affiliate Program members that earn commissions will receive a 1099 pursuant to law.
Do I have to be paid as an individual or can I be paid through my company?
You can be paid as an individual or through your company. When you sign up, you will be able to designate the payment entity in your profile section.
How do I update the information in my profile?
Sign into your Affiliate Account, go to "Edit My Account" section under Account Management, make necessary changes and click on the "Edit My Account” button at the bottom right of the page.
How does PitBullTax track visitors or prospects from my site?
When you sign-up to become an affiliate program member you'll be provided with a range of banners and text links to be placed on your website. In each banner and text we embedded your unique I/D. Every time your visitors click on our banners or links, we record information on such visits in your Affiliate Account. You can view it in the "Incoming Traffic Log" under Account Overview section. This tracking guarantees that you are paid promptly for any purchase initiated from the click-through from your website or email.
What should I do if my username or password is not working?
If your password is not working click on the “forgot password” link and a new password will be sent to the e-mail address that is associated with your account. If your username is not working please call our Director of Affiliate Marketing at 877-4PITBULL (877-474-8285) or 954-PITBULL (954-748-2855). You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if my visitor/prospect purchases a license, but it does not show on the tracking report?
Your PitBullTax affiliate account provides real-time tracking, so if you have not received a commission, please call our Director of Affiliate Marketing at 877-4PITBULL (877-474-8285) or 954-PITBULL (954-748-2855) ext. 105. You may also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
What should I do if I have not received commissions from a sale that is posted on my statistics page?
If you have not received a commission payment, please call our Director of Affiliate Marketing at 877-4PITBULL (877-474-8285) or 954-PITBULL (954-748-2855) ext. 105, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
How often is my statistics page updated?
Your statistics are reported in real-time, so you can login 24 hours a day to check your sales, traffic, account balance and link/banner performance.
What types of email campaigns and promotions can I use?
The majority of our affiliates promote PitBullTax Software by placing our banners and links on their traffic sources. To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and commissions, we provide you with a special HTML code to be used in all links that you place on your traffic sources. You must ensure that each of the links between your site and ours properly utilizes these special link formats. Links to our site which are placed on your site pursuant to this Agreement, and which properly utilize such special link formats, are referred to as "Special Links." You will only earn commissions for activity on our site occurring directly through Special Links. We are not liable to you for any failure by you to use “Special Links”, including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of commissions which would otherwise be paid to you pursuant to this Agreement. “Special Links” function properly based on "cookies". The system is unable to track sales when the user's "cookies" are switched off. If your member or prospects’ cookies are turned off they will not be recorded as your sale and you will not receive any commissions from their purchases since we have no way of identifying how they entered our site.
Why am I not able to log into my account?
It could be for numerous reasons. If you forgot your password, simply click on the “forgot password” link and a new password will be sent to the e-mail address that is associated with your account. For any other reason please call our Director of Affiliate Marketing at 877-4PITBULL (877-474-8285) or 954-PITBULL (954-748-2855) ext. 105. You may also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Am I allowed to send spam and what is considered spam?
No, by law you are not allowed to send spam. Spam is considered any attempt to deliver unsolicited bulk mail over the Internet. Almost all spam is commercial advertising. Potential target lists are created by scanning Usenet postings, stealing Internet mailing lists, or searching the Web for addresses. Such information is gathered with automated searches which retrieve email addresses for spamming. Absolutely no spam is permitted by affiliates on any search engines, news groups or mailing lists. Spamming will be cause for legal action. No bulk mail, mass mail, unsolicited mail etc, is permitted. E-mailing to Opt-in lists is acceptable and encouraged. PitBullTax does not condone cheating or spamming of any nature. Any accounts suspected of cheating or spamming are immediately banned pending an account review by PitBullTax to determine the legitimacy of the suspicion. After PiitBullTax conducts the account review, and if the Affiliate Program member is found guilty of this act, your account will immediately be terminated. Furthermore, PitBullTax will not pay any commissions listed for that Host site. Extreme steps must be taken to protect our company and legitimate affiliates.