affiliate & Teaching program
Welcome to the design house prep school affiliate & teaching program!
Thanks for your interest in our affiliates program, we’re so happy to have you! Below you’ll find details about how the program works and some resources that you can use to help you promote the school. We tried to keep this as straightforward as possible!
As an affiliate for DHPS, you will receive 20% of any course purchased through your affiliate link. Prep School courses vary in price from the mini courses at $35 to class pass bundles at $540. Your commission is based off the purchase price for the student, so if they use a coupon code on their purchase, the commission is then based off of the discounted price.
As an instructor for DHPS, you will also receive 20% of any sales of the course(s) you taught (not including the sale of class passes), in addition to any 20% of purchases through your affiliate link.
Once you’ve been signed up as an affiliate, you can log into your Teachable account and go to the “Affiliate” link at the top of the page. From there you will see a dashboard with a summary of your commission details, your commission rate, your affiliate code, etc.
For more details about the information in the Affiliates View, Teachable has a very thorough support page here.
We want to draw your attention to the “Payout Details” tab in particular. This is super important! We can’t pay you without this information, so please remember to add your PayPal information so that you can receive your commission!
Teachable has a 30 day refund period, so you would be paid on the next available pay out date after someone makes a purchase. For example, if someone makes a purchase in January, you will be paid in early March. You’ll receive your payment in your PayPal account, which you remembered to provide your information for when you were setting everything up. Right?? :)
As a heads up, if someone you refer makes a purchase and they don’t use your link, unfortunately you will not receive credit for the referral. Please please please do not ask us to manually go in and make the payment to you, there are just too many transactions for us to keep track of individually like that.
Purchasers must use your unique link to be eligible for a commission, so be sure that that’s where you’re directing people! When someone clicks through your link, Teachable adds a cookie to their browser which stays there for a set amount of time and thus attributes credit to you when they make a purchase. Teachable has a great explanation of the process here.
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the general affiliate details, you can create your affiliate link. In the Affiliate Links section of your Dashboard, you’ll see a Link Generator where you can input the link you want to which you want to direct people. This could be a specific course page or the page for the whole school.
If you plan to paste the link somewhere people will see the actual URL, we recommend using a URL shortener like bit.ly to make it more visually appealing.
Follow good advertising practices and disclose your affiliate relationship
A super easy way to do this is to mention your affiliation at the end of your post. This could also include talking about the relationship in the caption as well as the hashtags. We love that this isn’t a straight forward paid for or sponsored post, but rather a network of relationships that make our industry and individuals stronger.
Focus on quality. We only want you helping to share and promote content that you truly support and believe in.
Affiliates with Prep School should feel like a natural symbiotic relationship where we all support each other’s work and goals.
We would love to have you join us as a teacher for Design House Prep School! Becoming a teacher is the next step up from our affiliate program. In addition to 20% from all sales generated by your unique link, you will also receive 20% of your class sales.
Write and deliver course(s) planned and mapped out with the Design House Prep School team. All materials needed for teaching the course directly related to the topic should be provided by you.
Be available one time during the semester in which your course in launched for a live Q&A with the Design House Prep School team to answer questions from our students regarding your course. We’ll schedule this based on availability.
Record a podcast interview with the DHPS team and chat about your business, goals, creative path, failures and successes.
Promote your course! Follow the DHPS launch schedule for your course’s semester.
DHPS will film, edit, host, and promote your course along with our regular course launch schedule.
Interested in teaching? Tell us why! We’re always looking for unique approaches, techniques and topics. We aim for our teachers to be experts in their fields, have several years of experience, have an active and successful social media platform, a track record of integrity and good business practices, and have a focused business model.
We are so glad you’re here and hopefully you decide that joining us in building a stronger creative industry is a good move for yourself and your business. We can’t wait to work with you!
The Design House Prep School Team
Victoria, Karen, Monday, Dinah and Jora