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How To Become An Affiliate With Chess.com

How To Become An Affiliate With Chess.com

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How do I become an Affiliate for Chess.com?

Prospective affiliates must complete the application below, which asks for context as to why you’d like to work with Chess.com. Once we have verified that you fulfill all of the affiliate requirements, you will be approved and emailed by a staff member with directions on how to get started.

Apply to become an affiliate

Why become a Chess.com Affiliate?

Affiliates receive a cash revenue share for all premium members they send to Chess.com through their affiliate code. It takes minimal setup work, and can yield passive income by doing nothing more than suggesting a service you fully believe in and enjoy yourself: a Chess.com premium membership!

Affiliates can earn hundreds—and even thousands—of dollars per month. They do this by attaching their unique affiliate code to any link that leads to Chess.com, and when someone becomes a new member and upgrades to a premium membership within 30 days, affiliates get paid.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What's the percentage/kickback an affiliate receives?

15% of the cost of any membership purchased via your affiliate link (new user memberships, and existing members who upgrade to premium).

How can I receive payment?

Affiliates will need a PayPal account in order to receive payments.

When can I expect to see a payment?

Payments are typically sent between 35 to 45 days after the end of each month. For example, January’s affiliate commissions will be distributed between March 5 and March 15.

Am I credited on renewals or only new signups?

You are credited when someone upgrades their account from basic to premium, or to a higher premium tier. If and when those members that you brought to Chess.com renew their memberships, you are credited your affiliate earnings for the duration of those members' continuous memberships. Meaning, every renewal of a new member earns you 15% of the renewal/upgrade fee forever.

Do I need to disclose my affiliate status?

Yes. Anytime or anywhere you share an affiliate link, it's important you disclose that to your audience. To comply with FTC regulations, your disclosure must be clear and conspicuous. If you're a streamer, this can be as simple as adding "#ad" or "(paid link)" when your link is posted in chat. Social media posts and websites can follow the same guidance by adding this to your posts or as a statement alongside your banners.

Can I use paid advertising to promote my unique code?

No, using any type of paid advertising is prohibited as part of the affiliate program. As an affiliate, you can promote your unique code in many other ways. If we find that you have violated this provision we will suspend your participation as an affiliate, and as a consequence, you will lose your right to receive the payment of any current and future amount you have accumulated or will accumulate.

We reserve the right to update these FAQs at any time which govern your participation in the Chess.com Affiliate Program. We recommend that you regularly review them to stay informed about any changes.

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