Starter’s Guide On Using Involve Dashboard
Hello! Congratulations on taking your first step on your Affiliate Marketing journey by signing up as a Publisher with Involve Asia.
You are probably wondering – Where to start or how to promote the brands by using the Involve dashboard after you just sign in? No worries. We will guide you through the Involve dashboard and get you started with promoting Offers in your content.
In this easy and comprehensive guide, we will talk about:
Offers that allow you to generate affiliate links via Involve Asia’s Deeplink generator from the brand’s website or product(s) can be promoted in your content and shared with people in your circle. Campaigns focuses specifically on the brand’s latest & ongoing promotions and deals.
On your dashboard, you can find all the information on Offers and Campaigns. Choose your Offers based on region (eg. Malaysia or Indonesia) and Offer Category (eg. Electronics, Fashion or Health and Beauty).
You can type your favourite brands in the Search bar which will show a list of Advertisers’ campaigns. Can’t find what you are looking for? You can search in the Marketplace category which shows an extensive range of campaigns by popular e-commerce brands (eg. Lazada and Shopee).
While a majority of our offers are on a Cost Per Sale (CPS) model, we do have some other commission models available on our platform. Each Offer mentions commission values that you will earn with their available campaigns and duration.
Read more about the commission models here.
Some Offers can be promoted directly while others require approval from the Advertisers. The purpose of doing this is to protect the Advertiser’s brand identity while aligning values and demographics with the Publishers.
Please allow 1 – 3 working days for the Advertisers to review your application for an Offer. Also, do take note that some applications for Offers require a longer period of time. Therefore, it is advisable to check the approval duration before applying for an Offer.
- Navigate to Promotion > Deeplink Generator at the top of the menu or click here to directly go to the Deeplink Generator.
- Visit the Advertisers’ website and find the product that you want to promote.
- Copy the product URL and paste it in the Deeplink Generator.
- In the drop down menu, select the Offer you want to use.
- Click on ‘Generate’.
- Copy the generated Involve Affiliate link on the right side of the dashboard.
- Create awesome content and insert your Affiliate link into your content.
Watch the video below on how to generate Affiliate links, using a Vivo smartphone from Shopee Mall as an example to promote the Offer.
Click ‘View Details’ and then click ‘View More’ on the Offer’s campaign which takes you to the Offer page. Let’s take Shopee MY as an example.
In the brand’s Offer page, you need to look at the following:
Promotion Method indicates which promotion methods Advertisers would allow Publishers to use when promoting their Offer(s) or Campaign(s). The below screenshot shows what is allowed and disallowed for each Offer before you start promoting them.
If publishers are caught violating the Offer’s allowed promotion methods, Involve Asia reserves the right to block the publisher account and/or forfeit all of the Publisher’s commissions without prior notice.
Read more about the Promotion Methods here.
Each conversion you make is not immediately available for you to withdraw. This is because the advertiser will need some time to ensure the conversions were not cancelled, returned or refunded by the purchaser. Each Advertiser has different return policies and requires different amounts of time to ensure your conversions are commissionable.
The Offer’s Validation Period & Payment Terms gives you a better understanding of the timeline, and helps you to estimate when your conversions will be ready for your withdrawal.
Validation is the process or duration taken by an Advertiser to review all “Pending” conversions made by the Publishers. Pending for Validation means that the commission is yet to be validated by the Advertiser. Once the conversions have been approved, you will see Pending for Collection which shows that commissions are yet to be collected from the Advertiser for these conversions.
Each offer has a validation period and a payment term which have been set by the Advertiser.
Validation Period and Payment Term Example:
Let’s take a look at Shopee MY’s Validation Period and Payment Term below.
- The Conversions may have been done on 2 April.
- 135 working days will be calculated from the following month
- 1st May + 135 working days = Approximately 2nd week of October
Please do note that Advertisers may sometimes take longer than the stated Validation and Payment Terms, due to certain issues they may be facing.
The Performance Report shows the overview of your estimated earnings and overall performance on the Offers you are promoting (eg. the total clicks, conversions and sales amount you got from an Offer you are promoting).
On the Performance Report, you will see the following to filter your search:
Click on the ‘Search’ button and view your report, as shown below:
Click on the Export CSV button to download the full performance report into your computer. For larger file sizes, it is advisable for you to download them using Wi-Fi instead of mobile data.
The earnings you see in the Performance Report, however, are not final because the Advertiser needs to validate the sales you referred.
The Conversion Report shows you the details of the conversions you made from the Offers that you promoted (eg. time the conversions happened, specific sales amounts and earnings of one particular conversion).
Set the following filters before clicking on the ‘Search’ button.
The below image of a conversion status shows the Total Sales and Total Estimated Earnings accumulated for each status. Read more about the type of conversion statuses.
Scroll down further to see the data of conversion like the screenshot below.
You can download the report in CSV or excel sheet by clicking on the ‘Export CSV’ button on the right.
Navigate to ‘Payment’ > ‘‘My Earnings Overview’ to view the total earned commissions and the breakdown of each conversion.
You can select filters based on the request date, payment date, invoice number and status.
Click on the ‘Request Withdrawal’ button to ask for money to be transferred into your bank account via Wire Transfer or PayPal.
Kindly note a minimal threshold of RM 80 under Approved for Collection status is required to qualify for any commission withdrawal.
Your payment will be processed within 10 working days from your requested date. After you request for withdrawal, the status will be marked as ‘Processing’, indicating that our Finance team is processing it accordingly. An invoice will be generated as proof that your payment has been processed and the status will be shown as ‘Paid’.
So, important things to take note when using Involve Asia’s Dashboard to start promoting Offers:
- Find Offers by filtering based on your niche
- Generate your affiliate links with Deeplink Generator and paste them in your content
- View details about Offers before promoting them
- Take note of the Offers’ Validation & Payment Terms
- Monitor overall performance and estimated earnings in your Performance Report and Conversion Report
- Manage your withdrawal earnings on My Earnings Overview
I hope this guide has helped you kickstart your journey in doing Affiliate Marketing with Involve Asia.
Read our Publisher Guide where we address your concerns.
Head on over to your Dashboard and start promoting Offers in your content today. Happy promoting!