Greetings fellow affiliate marketers. Today I am going to introduce you to the Sunbelt Software Affiliate Program. Sunbelt Software is the company that created the popular CounterSpy anti-spyware/anti-malware program. This is one great program in my opinion. I use it all the time to clean up deeply infected computers. I was a bit surprised when I found out that they have an affiliate program, but it’s a good thing as I definitely want to promote only products that I like and think are effective. OK, so let’s get into some details about this affiliate program.
A little about Sunbelt Software
Sunbelt Software is a leading security software developer. CounterSpy was rated #1 in the CNET March 2008 AntiSpyware Top 10. We have millions of users. Hundreds of thousands visit our site every month.
(source: Sunbelt Software website)
It’s simple to make some extra cash by advertising Sunbelt Software on your site/page. Become a Sunbelt Software Affiliate and as an example, get 10 bucks commission when your friends buy CounterSpy at SunbeltSoftware.com.
What products can I promote?
VIPRE – Antivirus and AntiSpyware Software Package
CounterSpy – AntiSpyware & AntiMalware Software Package
Sunbelt Personal Firewall – Self Explanatory
iHateSpam – Outlook & Outlook Express Anti-Spam Filter and Anti-Phising Software
What commission rates can I expect?
I must add that those are excellent commission rates! I expect that you should not have a hard time promoting these products as they are definitely a high quality in my opinion. One tip I have for you when you promote them is to include a brief excerpt from a popular review of the above products. I thinking from sites such as CNet, PCWorld, PC Magazine, or basically any other reputable PC software review site. This way your visitors see that this is not just another piece of junk software or worse yet one of those fake anti-spyware programs.
Here is one review of CounterSpy from CNET you can for your promotional needs. It is a little bit out of date though as they’re reviewing version 2.0 of the software. The latest CounterSpy is at version 3.0! Also here are the awards CounterSpy has won:
You will be paid monthly from Sunbelt Software when your Sunbelt Software account reaches a minimum of $50 USD. If your earnings are less than $50, the amount will be carried over to the next month. Commissions are paid on the 20th of each month.
Can I use Sunbelt Software in my URL or in the name of my site?
No. The use of Sunbelt Software or any variation thereof in your URL or in the name of your site will be cause for your immediate dismissal from the affiliate program. In such a case when you breach the affiliate agreement, you thereby forfeit any earned commissions.
What kind of advertising can I do?
Be creative – write a newsletter for visitors to your site, write a testimonial about Sunbelt Software, write an article. Note that you may use any copy, but if you wish to write your own copy, you must send it to Sunbelt Software at firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Please understand that there may be a delay for us to review copy.
What kind of advertising is prohibited?
You cannot send unsolicited email (aka spam) in any way. There will be no leniency in cases of unsolicited email, and affiliates in violation of this policy will forfeit their commissions and be removed from the program. Affiliates who cause actual damages to Sunbelt Software through use of unsolicited email may become liable for liquidated damages.
More info can be gathered from the FAQ section. I took only the core important info. Well, that about does it for this article. I hope you found it useful and I hope you have much success with this affiliate program.
If this affiliate program sounds like it would be something you’re interested in joining, click the link below: