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One of the best parts of my job as an Affiliate Manager is being able to watch the progress of my publishers. I have publishers who over the past two years have gone from making $50/month to over $10,000 a month. It’s just amazing to see their development as a affiliate marketer and I am proud to be able to say that every year I help my publishers earn millions and millions of dollars. So, recently I got an idea on how I can help them show that money off.
Well, this project doesn’t all stem from my wanting to show off. About a month ago I had someone contact me on Skype and link me to a Flippa sale. There was a user on Flippa trying to sell a site and claiming that they were making over $1,000 a day with PeerFly. The person who contacted me on Skype was interested in buying the site off Flippa if the stats shown were true, but wasn’t willing to fork over the money until they had proof. Well, after taking a look for myself I could easily tell the image was Photoshopped. I checked the publisher’s earnings in our backend and I was right, the stats shown were fakes. I saved some guy a few thousand dollars and got a fraudster suspended. There had to be a way to make sure this didn’t happen again or to at least help try to prevent it. Well, from all of that, PeerFly Proof was born.
What is PeerFly Proof?
PeerFly Proof is a website that allows PeerFly Publishers to create “proof badges”, or images that are generated dynamically with their earning information directly from the PeerFly servers. Publishers can choose what information is available publicly on the badge image and then use it on forums, blogs, websites, etc. and show off their PeerFly earnings.
The following information can be added to the badge on the right.
- Current Unpaid Balance
- Paid Earnings
- Total Referrals
- Today’s Balance
- Yesterday’s Balance
- Custom Message
The image on the right only has total referrals and a private message (hey LukePeerFly.com readers).
The information displayed on the badge is updated each time the image is loaded and all that is required to create the badge is your PeerFly API key. Of course, your API key is protected and never displayed. Each badge is given a unique ID that is used to identify it.
Once you enter in your API key, message (optional), select which stats you want to include, and push Created Badge your badge is created and you are given the HTML code, Forum Code (I can see this being very useful for WarriorForum members), and a direct link to your image.
Over the next few weeks I plan to add new badge images styles and different badge sizes. I would appreciate your feedback on the site and hope you find it useful!