CNC3D Affiliates Program
If you are passionate about our products and service and want to make some extra cash then definitely consider becoming an affiliate. The affiliate means that you can refer potential customers to us and earn commissions on any sales they make.
How to sign up to be an affiliate
Under Australian law, when sharing an affiliate link you MUST let everyone who sees your link know that you MAY receive a commission for providing the link.
SPAM is bad! If you post your links everywhere and anywhere it may be classed as spam. It looks bad for you and it looks really bad for CNC3D. There are also laws that govern spam in Australia that can include large fines and possible jail time for serial offenders.
As CNC3D reserve the right to cancel your affiliate account, if we determine that you have breached any laws or may act in a way that may tarnish or damage the reputation of CNC3D while acting as an affiliate we WILL cancel your affiliate account immediately without warning.
To get any idea of what is OK and what isn't, the section below gives examples of the right times to use your affiliate links.
In order to be an affiliate you must have an ABN (If in Australia) or other business entity registration in order to be paid for your referrals. Payments are made like any other business transaction around the world and applicable taxes, tariffs or duties on any income earned is the affiliates responsibility to comply and pay.
How to use the affiliate portal to make links
There are 2 link types you can provide to a user, one is a main one that means that any product a user purchases will go your commissions but it will only link to the main CNC3D homepage and users needs to find the products themselves.
The other is product specific links i.e: you want to refer the user to get a 1000x1000mm QB2. You can make a link specifically in the portal that you can share.
Let's compare these below:
Main Link - Found on the dashboard of the Simple affiliate website when logged in:
Product specific links - Found in the Link generator section of the affiliate portal:
When and when NOT to share your affiliate links
Part of being an affiliate means that you earn cash by referring CNC3D to potential customers. This is done via links that are generated in the affiliate portal. It may seem logical to post your affiliates everywhere. This is not always a good idea as there is a fine line between trying to help someone out and being a spammer.
Let's take a look at some examples of when and when not to share you affiliate links
✔️Examples of when it's OK to share your links
A user has made a post on social media such as Facebook asking for recommendations as to where to purchase endmills and/or a CNC machine. It would be OK for you to provide either a general link or a specific product link for that user and share it in the comments.
"Hi everyone, I live in Aus and am looking for a CNC machine that can cut wood and timber as I want to make pet products. Can anyone make any recommendations?"
"Hey, If you are looking for a machine definitely check out the QB2 from CNC3D, Aussie made with great local support. You can check out the QB2 machines here: https://www.cnc3d.com.au/qb2/?AffCode=4B39F473F6. If using this link I may receive a commission if you buy anything."
You make a YouTube video OR post a video in a CNC group where you have created something cool using your CNC3D machine or Nighthawk CNC Controller. It is OK for you to post a link to the specific CNC3D machine you own with a customized affiliate link OR just a blanket link to the CNC3D website.
Example Post/Video description:
1. General link
"Took some time on the weekend to make this awesome inlay using Jarrah and beech, Absolutely loving my 1500x1500mm QueenBee CNC from CNC3D. If you are looking at getting into CNC, I highly recommend checking out CNC3D https://www.cnc3d.com.au/?AffCode=4B39F473F6. If using this link I may receive a commission if you buy anything."
2. Specific machine link
"Took some time on the weekend to make this awesome inlay using Jarrah and beech, Absolutely loving my 1500x1500mm QueenBee CNC from CNC3D. If you are looking at getting into CNC, here is a link to the CNC I purchased: https://www.cnc3d.com.au//product-page/queenbee-cnc-1500x1500mm?AffCode=4B39F473F6"
❌Examples of when NOT to share your links
Making arbitrary posts on social media groups spamming your affiliate links. This includes making posts on Buy,Swap,Sell pages or groups relating to CNC.
"Check out CNC3D, they have heaps of cool CNC stuff. https://www.cnc3d.com.au/?AffCode=4B39F473F6"
A user is asking for recommendations on buying an industrial, heavy duty vertical milling centre for cutting steel on social media. (CNC3D do not have such a machine option at this point in time).
"Hi everyone, looking for an industrial VMC for milling steel and stainless, can anyone make any recommendations? Looking to go Aussie made if possible."
"Definitely check out the QB2 from CNC3D, https://www.cnc3d.com.au/?AffCode=4B39F473F6"
How and when can I get paid?
Simple affiliate will keep track of your conversions and commissions. Once your affiliate account has reached a minimum of $200 you can then receive a pay out.
CNC3D will send you a purchase order for you to create an invoice to be sent to us, Please match the product description in your accounting software with our Purchase order description.
The current commission at present is 2% of any product sold but this may change at any time.
CNC3D will only process payouts once per month only per affiliate!
For those of you who have signed up already, awesome! Please reach out to us if you have any more questions about being an affiliate or for tips on how to improve your conversions.