Shopify Program, Make Money without Building Your Online Store

By Ian Fernando

Shopify affiliate program is one of the most attractive affiliate programs on the Internet. Why? Because it gives you up to $358 commission per sale plus you can choose on what payment model you prefer. Yes, there seems to be endless supply of affiliate programs on the web but only few of them gives you high commissions and Shopify is one them. Ignoring their offer is like looking the other way when someone tries to hand you cash.


How to join?

All you have to do is sign up for Shopify Partner Account. Once you’re a partner, they’ll give you special link that you’ll use on promoting Shopify. You could either place your unique link to text, banners or even status it on Facebook – whatever you choose!

Choose Your Payment Option

Shopify supports two payment options. First, get 20% revenue share for each client you refer. This is a monthly residual income from all your customers who stay with Shopify.  Second option, you’ll get a 200% of customer’s first bill (one-time payment).  For me, this is hard to decide because I don’t know which one will give me higher income.

Reasons why you should join Shopify Partners:

  • Unsaturated affiliate program and niche
  • All traffic sources are accepted
  • They are well known and used by famous stores
  • You can target them as business to business or customer to business
  • You have commission options
  • Commissions can increase depending on volumes
  • You will be paid via Paypal in USD twice a month
  • They’ll give you promotional resources to make your affiliate marketing easy
  • Low threshold for only $25

Shopify Overview

Shopify is one of the most popular web-based ecommerce solution, it’s a complete solution that will turn your online store into amazing, easy to use and customer focus store at very affordable start up. Setting up your online store won’t be a pain anymore for Shopify will take care of it from readily available 120+ themes for the design, domain registration service and much more.

Some Sample Shopify Stores, click to view:


Shopify was founded in 2005 as a snowboard company and today it has 50,000+ active online shops with 2,000+ new customers a month. Fast growth, isn’t it? They are serving customers in 108 countries. Last year (2012) Shopify shops processed 9.9M orders (over $750M in GMV).

The best thing I like about Shofipy is its apps store where you can find wide variety of ecommerce plugins that you can utilize. Some apps are free while others come in a price. On the other side, it also has a not-so-good thing such as it charges 1-2% fee on all transactions. Subsequently if you have high volume of transactions, this fee could up overtime.  So my advice, if you’re business has high volume of transactions and you’re technology knowledgeable, better consider licensed shopping carts. But, in over all, it’s still awesome. You can have your online store up and running fast with all the necessary features such as payment gateways, customer account set up, SEO and etc. I highly recommend it for small-medium business owners.

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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