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    Managing Collaborators (Affiliates)

    Concepts Discussed In This Video

    • What Are Programs?

      What Are Programs?

      A set of conditions that specify how and when collaborators earn rewards, along with the amounts of those rewards.

    • What Are Program Groups?

      What Are Program Groups?

      A combined set of programs that allows only one program within the group to run when a conversion happens.

    • What Is a Collaborator?

      What Is a Collaborator?

      Individuals or entities such as bloggers, influencers, or businesses that participate in your programs to promote your products or services.


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    Collaborators are the people in your programs.

    You may think of these as affiliates,

    but in Siren’s case, an affiliate is just one

    of many different types of collaborator.

    Collaborators engage with your programs

    by performing specific measurable actions

    that drive your business objectives.

    They can belong to one or many programs

    and collect rewards when they win a conversion.

    Let’s invite somebody to our program.

    We’re gonna hover over Siren

    and we’re gonna click collaborators.

    We’re gonna click add new,

    and we’re gonna add the details

    of this collaborator right here.

    We’ll add their name.

    We’ll give them a nickname.

    We’re gonna enter their email address.

    Next, let’s take a look at the tracking ID.

    A tracking ID is a unique alias for a collaborator.

    This tracking ID is used for their special affiliate link,

    making it possible to associate a site visit

    with this collaborator.

    As you can see, whenever we create a new collaborator,

    that tracking ID is automatically generated for us.

    You can change this tracking ID now

    or at any time in the future.

    All of the previous versions of this tracking ID

    will always work for this collaborator.

    So you don’t even have to let them know

    that you changed this ID.

    So if you wanted to, in this case,

    create a tracking ID for Brad Wellington as well,

    you could do that.

    It doesn’t really matter.

    Whatever you want that ID to be, it’s up to you.

    But by default, Siren will automatically generate

    a tracking ID regardless of if you do this manually

    or if you have a collaborator be automatically created

    through the form on the front end.

    This ID is always created right off the bat.

    From there, we can set our status

    to active, pending, inactive.

    In this case, we’re gonna set it to active

    since we’re creating it manually.

    We only want this affiliate to be in the affiliate program.

    They are not a part of the super affiliate program.

    We’re gonna click create.

    And just like that, we have a collaborator added

    to our affiliate program.

    Siren does not create users for collaborators by default.

    If Brad wanted to log into this site

    and view their statistics and other useful information,

    they need to create an account first.

    Let’s go over how Siren helps automate this process.

    One thing to note, before you can create a user for Brad,

    you have to actually set up WordPress

    to be able to enable registrations.

    To do that, you’re gonna hover over settings,

    go to general, and you’re gonna make sure

    this membership anyone can register checkbox is checked.

    If this is not checked, you will not be able

    to create user accounts for your collaborators.

    You can still create collaborators and they still work,

    but those collaborators will not be able to log

    into an account or create an account

    to be able to view their statistics

    and other useful information.

    Click save changes.

    Okay, now let’s go back to our collaborators.

    We’re gonna check this box.

    We’re gonna click on the dropdown,

    and we’re gonna click send login email.

    And then click apply.

    Now I’m using a special setup on my computer right now

    where I’m able to actually receive all of the emails

    that my WordPress site sends.

    So just pretend that this is Brad’s inbox for the moment.

    So you’ll see here, Brad received an email

    called finish setting up your account.

    This email has a link,

    and whenever they click on that link,

    it’s gonna automatically send them

    to the registration form on WordPress.

    From here, they can create their username

    and click register.

    Now, if you go back to the inbox,

    you’ll see that you received an email

    letting you know that Brad made an account.

    And you also see that Brad received an email

    letting him know that his account was created

    and he needs to set up his password.

    So he clicks on this to reset his password.

    And then from there,

    he can enter whatever password he wants.

    Now we’re gonna try logging in as Brad.

    And just like that, Brad has been logged in

    and now has access to all of the data

    that is associated with his account.