You’ll receive an acknowledgement email from our team and be placed into our application review queue. Typically, this process takes up to 72 hours. We appreciate your patience as we review your site and social channels.
We take pride in Sivan Social, and we’re committed to maintaining a high standard of quality and professionalism for its members. As a result, during the application review, we do extensive research and weigh the following factors:
Upon completion of the application review process, you’ll receive another email that’ll include links to the final step(s) you need to complete to get set up in our program. After you’ve completed the final required step(s), you’ll be considered an active member of our program, and you can start earning money by utilizing the features, tools and opportunities of our program. We’ll send you a “Getting Started” email with important links and information.
If you’re a US based influencer, blogger and/or content creator who regularly posts high-quality and useful content for your audience, and if you’re looking for tools to monetize your content and sponsored campaign opportunities, you should definitely apply to join our network.
If you’re owed up to $1,000 in a given month, you’ll be paid out via PayPal. If you’re owed over $1,000 in a given month, your payment will be processed by the accounting team at Valpak, and they will be paid via ACH. If you reach that threshold, our team will reach out to gather the required information.
No, Sivan Social will not send you a 1099. That is a service that is provided by PayPal. When it’s tax time, you should receive a notification that your 1099 is available in your PayPal account.
Sivan Social is the new name of the Savings DealPro Network (Savings.com’s influencer network). All of the monetization tools and campaign options that were available through the DealPro Network will now be available through Sivan Social.
Savings.com will continue to be our technology partner. Everything we do (affiliate links, campaigns, reporting, etc.) runs through their backend technology, but it appears on SivanSocial.com. Also, many of our sponsored campaign offerings will continue to come through the team at Savings.com.
Yes! Your Savings.com login credentials will automatically work on SivanSocial.com. Once you sign in there, you will have access to all the monetization tools and campaign opportunities you had access to on Savings.com.
If you already have a Savings.com account, there is no need to create a new Sivan Social account.
Sivan Social is a part of Savings.com, which is a Valpak Holdings company. Sivan Social will occasionally run sponsored campaigns for Valpak, and their accounting team aids in some of our network payment processes.
SKUlocal is a Valpak Holdings company. Sivan Social will occasionally run influencer campaigns that are part of larger SKUlocal marketing campaigns.
Tidal Labs is an influencer campaign management, tracking and reporting tool. If you work on any sponsored or bonus post campaigns with us, you’ll be required to set up a Tidal account so that we can manage and track your campaign participation.
Sivan Social affiliates have the opportunity to earn money in several ways, depending on how you choose to work with us.
Affiliates that promote retail links earn money when a reader clicks through a link (via deep linking, link grabbing, ad units, circulars or curated lists) and completes a sale. Each time a customer clicks through an affiliate’s link from us and makes a purchase from that merchant, we share the commission from that sale with the affiliate. Our standard rev share is 50/50, which means if 10% commission is earned on a sale, you will earn 5% and we will keep 5%.
Affiliates that promote our printable grocery coupons earn money each time a reader prints a coupon from our printable coupon gallery or from individual coupon links or embed codes. You will earn 5¢ per print.
Yes, all of our program tools will track prints, clicks, purchases and entries driven, regardless of site domain.
We ask, though, that you let us know all of the sites you own on which you plan to use our monetization tools.
No. You are not allowed to share your Sivan Social monetization tools with third parties. If you know someone who’s interested in becoming a part of our network, you can refer them to the program and earn $5 upon their successful onboarding. Get more details on the Sivan Social referral program here.
Our coupon and technology partner, Savings.com, does have a data feed and an API. If you would like to have access to the data feed or API, please email the Savings.com partnerships team at email@example.com.
Please note that only partners with significant monthly visitors will be considered.
Deep linking is the practice of linking to a specific product page on a merchant’s website. This is often the most effective way to make a sale, instead of sending your readers to the merchant’s home page and having them navigate to find the product you referenced.
The deep linking bookmarklet is a tool we developed to allow you to quickly and easily grab deep links for product or category pages on your favorite stores’ websites without having to come back to SivanSocial.com. Once you install the bookmarklet (instructions here), just click it when you’re on a product page you’d like an affiliate link for, and if the merchant is enabled in the tool, your link will appear immediately.
A curated list is a list of products curated by a member of the Sivan Social team. The products on these lists can be from a single merchant or from multiple merchants. In either case, each product in a list will link to the product page on the merchant’s website using your unique affiliate URL.
You can share a link to a curated list or you can grab HTML embed code and embed the list on a page on your site. You can learn more about curated lists and how to use them here.
Ad units are a great alternative to random text and image ads. Our ad units can be customized to feature coupons and deals for a specific merchant or category, or you can choose to use a general ad unit, containing coupons and deals for a variety of merchants and categories.. With our ad unit generator, it’s ridiculously easy to make a relevant ad unit whenever you want! Each blog post can have its own ad unit helping to monetize your content!
The ad unit generator is a simple, easy to use tool that affiliates can use to create ad units on demand. Enter ad unit specifications, and you’ll be able to preview, generate and paste your custom code on your website or within a post.
To create an ad unit:
Link grabbing allows affiliates to get links for individual deals to share with their audience. These links contain unique tracking information so that affiliates are paid whenever a user clicks and makes a purchase on the merchant site.
To grab a link for a deal for a particular merchant, search for the merchant in the Merchant Directory and click the “Get Deals” link. In the lightbox that appears, you’ll see all deals and coupons available for that merchant and be able to grab a link to embed with your blog or social post.
Affiliates earn money when a visitor completes a sale through one of their unique affiliate links from Sivan Social (deep links, merchant & deal links, ad units, curated lists, circulars).
We are reliant on the affiliate networks to pass along conversion and commission data for sales made through the affiliate links we provide to members of our network. Due to this, the Affiliate Performance Report does not update conversions and earnings in real time.
Merchant conversion reporting time varies from as little as 24 hours to as long as 60 days. It depends on the merchant, but on average it takes five to seven business days.
The top reasons there may be delays in conversion and commission reporting are:
Commission rates vary widely, depending on the merchant. They can range from 0% to 30%, but the average rate is around 3%. Your rate per merchant is based on the rev share in your Sivan Social Program Agreement. You can see your commission rate for each merchant by searching for the merchant in the Merchant Directory on SivanSocial.com.
Because we are not an affiliate network (like ShareASale, Commission Junction, etc.), Sivan Social relies on the affiliate networks to provide us with each merchant’s commission rate and structure. Unfortunately, affiliate networks do not have an automated way of sending that data to import into our system. We calculate commission rates by taking the previous 30 days of merchant sales and dividing that number by the amount of earned commission reported back to us. This calculation provides us with our “effective commission rate.”
When a merchant has a tiered commission rate, it means that different categories and products have different commission rates assigned to them. In these cases, we will not list out all of the different category/product rates. We will provide you with the average rate across all products/categories from what data we have available.
There are several reasons why there may not be a commission rate listed for a merchant in the Merchant Directory:
The commission rate listed in the Merchant Directory will apply to most sales driven, but there are a couple of exceptions:
A sponsored post campaign involves writing a blog post and doing two social shares of that post. We will provide a number of requirements from the client, which may include going in-store to make a purchase, including original photos within your post, developing a recipe, etc. You will receive a flat fee for participating in the campaign, and you’re more than welcome to include Sivan Social affiliate links. printable coupons and/or a giveaway link within the post, if relevant.
A bonus post campaign involves writing a short blog post and doing a single social share of that post. We will provide very limited requirements from the client, and there won’t be any need to purchase a product or include original photos. You’ll receive a low flat fee for participating in the campaign, and you’re more than welcome to include Sivan Social affiliate links, printable coupons and/or a giveaway link within the post, if relevant.
There are several things we take into consideration when hiring for a sponsored campaign.
We always try our best to vary up who we hire for campaigns. That said, there are more people in the network than we have regular opportunities for.
There are some things you can do to help your chances of being selected:
While you will see clicks in your Affiliate Earnings Report that correspond to the merchant associated with the giveaway, entries driven will not be seen because the entries are tracked internally and tallied up once the giveaway has concluded. If you’d like to know how many entries you’ve driven before the giveaway concludes, please contact us, and we’ll look it up for you.
The comments on your PayPal payment provide the earnings you were paid for any giveaways that were run during the month. Any entries driven after our budget has capped are not calculated in your payment. Comments on these payments are in the following example format: “#SpringIntoHomeDepot Giveaway”
Payments for sponsored and bonus post campaigns are included in your monthly PayPal payment. If the campaign closes (meaning that all elements of the campaign are complete, not when you complete your requirements) before the 15th of the month, you will be paid at the end of that same month. If the campaign closes after the 15th of the month, you will be paid at the end of the following month. Once the payments are made, the funds are immediately released to your PayPal account; there is no locking period.
If you have a question about when you will receive payment for a particular campaign, please contact us.
Tidal Labs is a third-party influencer campaign management, tracking and reporting tool that we use to help us run our campaigns. Campaign onboarding, communication and link submission all happen through Tidal. You’re required to create an account before participating in any of our campaigns because Tidal tracks and provides reporting. We need the metrics and insight it provides in order to provide useful post-campaign wrap ups to our clients.