Revenue Blue

Performance Based Marketing Network for Advertiser & Publisher.

Revenue Blue affiliate FAQ

This page lists frequently asked questions about Revenue Blue's affiliate network and how to get started with making money as an affiliate. If you have questions that are not answered below, please feel free to contact support@revenueblue.com.


How does it work?

What is Revenue Blue? Revenue Blue runs an affiliate network. We connect businesses (advertisers) who want to boost their digital marketing with website owners (affiliates) who want to earn money on advertising. Revenue Blue's affiliate network is made up of several hundred advertisers and thousands of affiliates.
What is an affiliate? An affiliate is a person (you!) who sends website visitors to an advertiser in exchange for commission. Examples of affiliates are blogs, shopping sites, price comparison sites and web sites that specialize in information about a particular type of product.
How do I earn money? You make money by helping our advertisers sell. You do this by sending website visitors to our advertisers via links and banners that you get in your Revenue Blue account. When these visitors make online purchases from the advertisers you earn commission.

Getting started

How do I get started? This is how easy it is to make money as an affiliate:
  • Create a free account with Revenue Blue
  • Choose ads that suit your website or blog
  • Get paid when you help advertisers sell
Does it cost anything to use Revenue Blue? Revenue Blue is, and always will be, completely free for affiliates.
Do I need my own company? No, it's fine to use Revenue Blue both as an individual and as a company.
Do I need my own website? Not if you plan to advertise through paid ads via Adwords, on Facebook, etc. Pick Other as traffic source when your create your Revenue Blue account.
Can I use Revenue Blue if I'm under 18? No, unfortunately. If you are under 18 you can not legally accept the Publisher Agreement that is required to be accepted into our affiliate programs.
Can I have multiple accounts with Revenue Blue? You can only have one account per social security identity number or corporate registration number. If you want to advertise on multiple websites, add more channels or use subid to your account instead.
What is a channel? A channel is a place where you place banners or links to earn commission. It can be a website, a blog or a newsletter. It may also be paid advertising on, for example, Adwords or Facebook.
What if I want to advertise on multiple websites? Register one channel for each site. You can have as many channels as you want in your Revenue Blue account.
How long does it take for my channel to be approved? Revenue Blue verifies new channels within a few hours. If your channel status is Pending review after 24 hours, it most likely has too little content to be verified.
Why was my channel is not approved? We don't approve channels that are not suitable for our advertisers. For example:
  • inappropriate content, such as politics, religion, eroticism
  • insufficient content or website under construction
  • amateurish web design
  • insufficient description, particularly important for channels of other type than websites

Affiliate programs

What is an affiliate program? Each advertiser with Revenue Blue has its own affiliate program, which is a partnership where affiliates (you!) send visitors to the advertiser in exchange for commission. Each affiliate program has rules about what kind of advertising is permitted and what commission is offered.
How do I apply for an affiliate program? Log into your Revenue Blue account and navigate to Programs » Program directory in the main menu on the left. Choose a program in a category that suits you and click the Apply button.
How many affiliate programs can I apply for? There is no limit but we recommend that you use only the affiliate programs that fit the visitors of your website. A common mistake is to use too many ads or ads that are not interesting to your visitors.
How long does it take to be approved for an affiliate program? It is different from advertisers to advertiser. Some process applications daily, others once a week. If you have waited more than 7 days, please contact support@revenueblue.com and we will investigate.
How do I know if I was approved for an affiliate program? Once your application has been processed Revenue Blue will send you an email that tells if your application has been approved or denied.
Why was my application for an affiliate program denied? The advertiser decided that your channel is not suitable for carrying their ads. Common reasons are that the channel is:
  • not in accordance with the affiliate program advertising rules
  • not suitable for the advertiser's brand
  • not suited for the target audience
  • not in the same language as the target audience
My application for an affiliate program was denied. Can I apply again? In some cases, that's fine. First check that your type of channel and way of advertising is permitted under the program's advertising rules, which can be found on the program homepage in your Revenue Blue account. Then contact support@revenueblue.com for assistance.

Payments

How and when do I get paid? Payment specifications are created in your account around the 1st of each month and payments are made on the 1st week of the following month after it is due according to the information you provide under Account » Settings.
Do I need to pay taxes on the commission I earn? For residents of India, Revenue Blue will automatically deduct TDS from payments to individuals and to companies. Individuals and companies residing outside India must report earnings to their national tax authorities on their own account.
My account balance has decreased, why? Most likely, a payment specification was created in your account and your balance decreased by a corresponding amount. You can find your payment specifications under Account » Payments in the main menu to the left in your Revenue Blue account. It is also possible that one of the transactions in your account was rejected and the associated commission was removed from your account. You can list any rejected transactions by navigating to Statistics » Transaction Report.
Why was not my entire account balance paid? We pay on a monthly basis. Commissions earned in January will be paid on March first week, commission earned in February will be paid on April first week, and so on. Thus, if your account balance includes commission earned over several months, your entire account balance will not be paid at the same time.

Tracking

What are pending transactions? Some advertisers review all transactions manually. Transactions will have status Pending until they are approved or rejected by the advertiser. Transactions that are rejected are removed from your account balance and marked as Not approved in the Transaction report in your account.
Does Revenue Blue have an API? Yes we do. You generate your API key under Account » Settings in your Revenue Blue account.
I get a traffic error message in my account, why? You have a banner or link that is not implemented correctly. Possible causes:
  • You're using a tracking code on the wrong website. A tracking code only works on the website (domain) it was created for.
  • You're using a banner from an affiliate program that is not active anymore.
  • Your channel is not approved for the affiliate program.
What is a data feed? A data feed is a file filled with information about an advertiser's products, such as prices and product descriptions. A data feed can contain anything from a handful of products up to hundreds of thousands of products. You can access the information by downloading the file from Revenue Blue and extracting the data you need.