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Affiliate Agreement and Compensation Plan

Introduction. When you become an Alera Influencer, you will be using one of the most effective advertising methods in modern time to reach consumers – word-of-mouth marketing. Today’s consumer prefers to research a brand on their own and often relies on feedback and recommendations from someone they trust.

As a disclaimer, we make no guarantee how much money you will earn. That will depend on your effort. You also have the opportunity to bring on business partners. By mentoring your own Influencer team, you are rewarded with a percentage of their monthly sales.

As an Alera Influencer, you:

  •  Must be at least 18 years of age to join.
  • Have the right to promote and sell products sold by AleraBoutique.com at the full retail price as listed on the website. You may promote your business online through social media or in person. You may only sell Alera Boutique products through your affiliate link, and may not sell on other websites including but not limited to Amazon, eBay, Facebook garage sale groups, blogs, etc.
  • Have the right to sponsor new Influencers and earn commission on their sales efforts.
  • Understand it is your responsibility to report all miscellaneous income earned and file all taxes required of you through the state and/or the IRS.
  • Agree to present Alera Boutique affiliate opportunity in a truthful manner by not stating income claims in a misleading manner.
  • Agree to operate your Alera Influencer business with the utmost honesty and integrity.

Influencer Commission. This is the commission you make from sales derived from your affiliate link.  The amount of commission earned is 20-31% of your total monthly sales based on the program you have selected upon joining. Team Influencer Commission is tiered based on your lifetime affiliate sales. See Appendix A for complete compensation plan.

Downline Commission: Only Team Influencers have the option to earn downline commission. if you choose to build a team, we will reward you for your efforts at three levels.  You will earn 5% commission on sales generated from your immediate downline, 3% commission from your second level downline and 1% commission from your third level downline. You must be an active affiliate with at least one sale during the month in order to earn downline commission. 

Commission Payments. Commission is paid twice per month through PayPal. Commission Periods are the 1st through the 15th and the 16th through end of month. Payments are processed within 3 days following the end of the Commission Period. There is a $25 minimum commission in order to be paid. If you have not reached $25, your earned commission will roll to the next pay period. Should you choose to leave the program, once your written resignation is received, you will receive a final commission payout (if applicable) regardless of the balance, within 7 days.

 You do not have to have a PayPal account in order to be paid. Instead, you will receive an email from PayPal with instructions on how to receive your commission.

 Alera Boutique is not responsible for paying any third-party fees charged by PayPal in order to receive commission payments.

 Program Costs.  There is no cost to join the Alera Influencer Affiliate Program as a Solo Influencer and there are no monthly or hidden fees. Team Influencers are required to purchase a minimally priced kit in order to earn the higher commission rates and earn team commissions.  See Appendix A for complete details.

Active Status.  There are no monthly quotas to remain an active Influencer. However, accounts with no activity for a period of six months will automatically be de-activated.

Sales. Alera Boutique may offer discount codes on occasion. During such events, commissions will be based on the discounted price, not the full retail price.

Affiliate Status. As an affiliate you agree that you are not an employee of the company, but an independent contractor. Nothing in this agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and Alera Boutique. You will have no authority to make or accept offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement that contradicts anything in this section.

Taxes. As an independent contractor, you are responsible for maintaining bookkeeping records of your commission payments and expenses for tax reporting.  If you earn more than $600 in commission during a calendar year, you will receive a form 1099-MISC and your commission will be reported to the IRS.

Termination.  This is an “At Will” affiliate program. You may terminate your affiliate status at any time for any reason by sending an email to hello@aleraboutique.com stating you wish to cancel your affiliate status.  Any commission still due, regardless of the amount, will be paid within seven days of receiving your termination letter.

Should you fail to give notice and fail to produce any sales or purchases for six months, your affiliate status will be terminated, and you will forfeit any commission in your account.

Alera Boutique reserves the right to terminate any affiliate at any time without reason.  Should your affiliate status be terminated by Alera Boutique, any commission due will be paid within seven days following termination date.

Liability. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PRIFITS, OR DATA, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSIONS PAID OR PAYABLE TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE THREE (3) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.

Indemnification. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Alera Boutique and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members, and other owners, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees)  (any or all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as “Losses”) insofar as such Losses (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or  are based on (i) any claim that our use of the Affiliate Trademarks infringes on any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, (ii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or breach of a  covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (iii) any claim related to your Affiliate Site, including, without limitation, its development, operation, maintenance and content therein not attributable to us.

Authorization. By signing up as an Alera Influencer, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to the Alera Influencer Affiliate Program Agreement.  

 

 

Appendix A

Compensation Plan

Solo Influencer

As a Solo Influencer, you receive a 25% discount on personal purchases and 20% commission on all sales generated through your affiliate link.

There are no monthly fees with this plan.

One sale every six months is required to remain active.

Commission is not earned on personal purchases.

Team Influencer

As a Team Influencer, you receive a 25% discount on personal purchases and start with 25% commission on all sales generated through your affiliate link.

A one-time Influencer Kit purchase is required upon joining in order to be paid at this level.

One sale every six months is required to remain active.

Commission is not earned on personal purchases.

Team Influencers have the opportunity to build a team right from the start and earn an additional 9% commission from your total downline structure*:

You

25%

Downline Team Level 1

5%

Downline Team Level 2

3%

Downline Team Level 3

1%

Total Commission

34%

 

*One sale per month is required to earn downline commission. If this requirement is not met, you do not lose your status. You simply do not earn team commission that month. You do continue to earn commission on sales through your affiliate link.

Bonus Pay

You will continue to be rewarded with a 2% bonus increase for every additional $600 in lifetime sales, up to a maximum of $1,800. Once you have reached $2,100 in lifetime personal sales, you will be at the top of the commission structure:

 Your Lifetime Sales New Commission %
$600 27%
$1,200 29%
$1,800 31%

 

Your maximum earning potential, including 3 levels of downline commission is 40%.

 

Things to Know

This sales structure was created to reward you first and foremost for your personal sales efforts as that is the core of our Influencer program. 

The commission examples above show the maximum commission earnings when building a team 3 levels deep. Actual commissions will vary per Influencer.

We make no claims as to how much revenue you will generate as an Alera Influencer. This will be dependent on your sales efforts.

If you go six months with no sales, we will assume you are no longer interested in our program and your Influencer account will be de-activated.