•  ClydeBank Media is a nonfiction book publisher and online course developer founded in 2014 and based in Albany, NY
  •  We are the creators of the top independent nonfiction book brand, QuickStart Guides™ with over 80,000 units sold globally to date
  •  We partner with certified industry experts to develop the highest quality, most up-to-date and beginner friendly products on the market
  •  Our team consists of professional writers, editors, designers, video producers, curriculum developers and marketers across the US
  •  We are a demand-driven product developer — each product we create has proven demand in existing profitable niches
  •  ClydeBank Media is a nonfiction book publisher and online course developer founded in 2014 and based in Albany, NY
  •  We are the creators of the top independent nonfiction book brand, QuickStart Guides™ with over 80,000 units sold globally to date
  •  We partner with certified industry experts to develop the highest quality, most up-to-date and beginner friendly products on the market
  •  Our team consists of professional writers, editors, designers, video producers, curriculum developers and marketers across the US
  •  We are a demand-driven product developer — each product we create has proven demand in existing profitable niches
  •  Nonfiction, general trade books for a beginner audience
  •  Niches include finance, business, entrepreneurship, technology, programming, and more
  •  Available in e-book, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats
  •  Sold globally through the world's largest retailers and wholesalers
  •  Developed by leading industry experts with a team of professional writers, designers and editors
  •  Updated regularly to ensure accurate content
  •   High-converting, low-ticket products with price points under $50
  •  In-depth, self-paced online educational courses
  •  Courses include multiple hours of HD video, robust presentations and hands-on material
  •  Hosted via an industry-leading learning management system (LMS)
  •  Accessible on any device — computer, mobile or tablet
  •  Student engagement encouraged via community forums, quizzes, gamification, certificates of completion & instructor access
  •  Updated regularly to ensure accurate content
  •  High-converting, high-ticket products with price points between $67 and $397
OUR PRODUCTS
Who creates your books and courses?
We work with industry professionals and subject matter experts to compile high-quality learning materials. Our products are created cooperatively between our team and industry partners. 

Our team consists of professional writers, editors, designers, video producers, curriculum developers and marketers across the US. Learn more about our team of professional contributors here.

What formats are your books available in?
Books are available in both print and digital formats including paperback, hardcover, and the industry standard 
range of digital downloads including .epub, .mobi, and .pdf file formats

Where do you sell your books?
We sell our books through leading retailers and wholesalers across the world. We also sell them directly to customer via our website.

Where do you sell your courses?
We sell our courses exclusively through our website. We do not sell them via any third-party marketplace or retailer. All course content is hosted by our own learning management system (LMS). 

Can your courses be accessed from any device?
Yes! Our QuickStart Courses™ are accessible from any device: computer, mobile or tablet. There is no loss of course functionality across devices.

How are your courses from others on the market?
Our courses are developed by certified industry professionals in conjunction with our team of professional content creators and editors. Each course includes multiple elements to keep students engaged, improve their experience with the course and increase their retention of the content. These elements include interactive quizzes, assessments and surveys as well as gamification and competitive leaderboard functionality.  
AFFILIATE PROGRAM DETAILS
Who can apply to the affiliate program?
Anyone who has a relevant audience can apply to the affiliate program. If you are a blogger, YouTuber, author, podcaster, social media influencer, have a mailing list or even have a small to mid-sized social media following, you can apply to the affiliate program. 

How can I make money with the affiliate program?
Once you are approved for the affiliate program you will be provided with unique affiliate links that are specific to the offer and your affiliate account. You can promote current offers using the promotional materials we provide you with, or your own promotional materials along with your unique affiliate links. When someone in your audience purchases our products through your unique link, you are credited with the sale and will receive a commission based on the effective commission rate for that offer.  There is no limit to amount of money you can earn as an affiliate.

Do I need to be located in the US to participate in the affiliate program?
No. You can apply to the affiliate program regardless of what country you live in.

Do I need to apply to each affiliate offer?
No, once your application to the affiliate program  is approved and completed, you will have immediate access to all currently available offers.

How do I update my profile?
Current affiliates may update their profile by navigating to "My Profile" and clicking the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of the page.

What type of products can I promote?
Through our affiliate program you can promote our QuickStart Guides™ and QuickStart Courses™.  

Where can I see a list of currently active offers?
Once you are logged into your account, navigate to the ‘Offers’ page for a list of all currently active offers. Each offer will list relevant details such as commission rates, bonuses and promotional materials.

How often are new offers added?
Offers are added regularly as we develop new products.  From time to time we also provide limited-time offers with a specific time frame to push hot products or reward affiliates for their hard work. We will notify you in advance of limited-time offers.

Do you provide promo and marketing materials for each offer?
Yes, we provide mockups, product previews, high-quality promotional graphics, email swipe files and sales sheets for each of our current offers.

What are the affiliate leaderboard bonuses for your offers?
Leaderboard bonuses vary based on the terms of our offers. Bonuses range from cash prizes to commission multipliers and transaction-based bonuses. Please review the details of each offer to learn more about any currently active leaderboard bonuses.

Where can I find the complete terms of the ClydeBank Media Affiliate Program?
The complete terms of the ClydeBank Media Affiliate Program Agreement can be found here. 
PRODUCT LAUNCH WEBINARS
What are Product Launch Webinars?
Product Launch Webinars are opportunities for our affiliates to work closely with our team to supercharge their earning potential. This invitation-only program is a way for affiliates with loyal followings and large contact lists to promote new ClydeBank Media products for an increased commission. Learn more about Product Launch Webinars here

How can I signup for a Product Launch Webinar?
You must already be part of the ClydeBank Media Affiliate Program in order to participate in a Product Launch Webinar. Once you have an affiliate account you will be personally contacted if we feel you are a good fit for an upcoming Product Launch Webinar.

How do you track Amazon sales by affiliate during Product Launch Webinars?
Due to the nature of the Product Launch Webinars, we rely on insight gathered from the Amazon Associates program to confirm qualifying sales. This reporting is used to calculate the commissions we pay to our Product Launch Webinar partners.

Do attendees need to download software to access the webinar?
No, attendees can access our webinars straight from their browser.
GETTING PAID
Why do I need to complete a W9?
We ask that all members of the affiliate program who are based in the US upload a completed W9 form so that we can process commission payments. You will not be able to receive your commission payments until you upload a completed W9 form.

If approved, will I be an employee of ClydeBank Media?
No. Approved affiliates are independent contractors and are not employed by ClydeBank Media.

What are the payment options?
We pay your earned commissions on a monthly basis via PayPal. Please check that your PayPal email address on file is accurate to ensure that payments are not interrupted.

What is the referral rate for ClydeBank Media’s products?
We offer various rates based on the price point, margin, and popularity of our products. Please review the "Offers" page once you are logged into your affiliate account to see all currently active offers along with the commission rate for each offer.

Is there a limit to how much I can make as an affiliate?
No. You have an unlimited earning potential as an affiliate.

How often are commissions paid?
Commission payments are processed via PayPal at the end of the month following the month that the sale occurred.

Where can I see a report of my commissions?
Current affiliates may view up-to-date commission reports at any time by navigating to the "Reports" section of their affiliate dashboard.

Will you send me a 1099 at the end of the year?
No, in most circumstances we will not. There are, however, payment thresholds that create the conditions under which you may receive a 1099 from our payment processor PayPal. You are responsible for reporting your earned commissions to all local and federal agencies during your end-of-year tax reporting.