Creating an Affiliate Contest

Growth (Professional) and Scale (Premium) Vendors have the ability to create affiliate contests to be used as motivation for affiliates.

Step 1:  In your PayKickstart account go to Affiliate > Marketing

Step 2:
   Click “New Material” icon, then click “Contest

Step 3:
  Fill in the requested information to set up your Affiliate Contest.

Products: Select the product(s) you want to relate the contest to.

Contest Name: Name of your contest. This is a public name.

(From) – Start Date
(To) – End Date

Base Type: Type of contest.
Sale: Based on the count of total sales.
Amount: Based on the $ amount of total sales.
Leads: Confirmed leads the affiliate brought in. (See lead campaign guide)

Display # Of Affiliates: How many of the top contest affiliate spots you want to show on the leaderboard.

Display Sales Revenue: Enable if you want to show affiliates the sales revenue related to sales and the contest. Disable if you want to hide revenue stats.

Include Entire Split-Pay Revenue: If enabled, it will show the total split-payments amount on the leaderboard.
Ex: If the split-pay was $100×3 and the customer paid $100 today, the leaderboard would show the entire $300 on the leaderboard today.

Exclude Affiliates: Select any affiliates you want to prohibit from participating in the contest.

Notes: Internal notes you have about the contest.

NOTEOnce you have created the contest, you can view the leaderboard within your Vendor account.

NOTE #2You can also Embed the Affiliate Contest Widget onto any webpage, and all contest stats will be automatically updated and displayed beautifully and dynamically for you without you ever having to calculate sales totals and manually creating leaderboard updates.


Please Note: The Contest Widget takes only the selected products into consideration when presenting affiliate-related sales stats.

The Affiliate Summary within your dashboard in PayKickstart would include sales of all products affiliates are approved to promote.

In case products offering the “Split Pay” option are selected within the Contest’s options, the Contest Widget would show the full amount that would have been received once all split pay payments had been completed successfully if an affiliate makes a sale of that product, where the customer had chosen to pay via the Split Pay option.

Updated on February 28, 2023

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