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Automatic Affiliate Payouts

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Shared by Becca • October 14, 2022

Originally posted: June 14th, 2022

Enroll in our new monthly affiliate payout. With this new feature, you’ll be able to receive a “cash” payout of your affiliate credit every month automatically instead of receiving it as credit towards your subscription. 🤑

Note: this feature is on a slow roll out. If you do not have the feature yet, please check back every few weeks. The roll out is randomized and we do not have an ETA on when specific users might have it.

How to enroll in automatic payouts

To enroll in automatic payouts:

  1. Go to Settings > Affiliate Dashboard
  2. An affiliate code must be created.
  3. Click Connect with PayPal.
  4. Enter the PayPal email twice.

Once you are enrolled, you will automatically receive any credit in your account at the start of each month. Enrolling does not initiate an immediate payout. The payout will be sent at the start of the next month.

When the payout is process within 1-2 days from the first on the month, you will receive an email from PayPal, letting you know how much you received and how to add it into your PayPal account. That email will look a little something like this:

Frequently Asked Questions

I do not see the option in my account, how can I get it?
This feature is a slow, rolling release. This means we are releasing to a random set of users over a specific period of time. This is a completely randomized process and we do not have specific dates or ETA's on who will be getting this feature when. To check if you have it, head to Settings > Affiliate Dashboard and refresh your page. If you see a connecting with PayPal option, you have the feature. If not, hang tight just a little longer. We also will be sending out emails to each group of users as the feature gets rolled out so you know for sure, if you have or not.

How do I set up automatic affiliate payouts?
You must opt-in to automatic affiliate payouts to receive the “cash” payout. To set up automatic affiliate payouts go to Settings > Affiliate Dashboard. Here you'll see a new option to “Connect with PayPal”. If you'd like to enroll in automatic monthly payouts, click that button and enter your PayPal email address.

At what frequency do I get the cash payout?
If you have automatic affiliate payouts available and enabled, payouts happen automatically at on the 1st of every month. Payouts take about 1-2 business days to process.

What if I don’t have a PayPal account?
You will need a PayPal account to receive your payout if you decide to enroll. If you do not wish to have a PayPal account or PayPal is not supported in your area, you cannot opt-in and you will continue receiving credits towards your Dubsado subscription.

What happens if I don’t enroll?
Your Dubsado affiliate credit will continue to be applied to your Dubsado subscription. If you have been requesting payouts while on a trial or Forever Plan, you will need to enroll in the new automatic payouts through PayPal to continue receiving your credit.

Can I switch back and forth between payouts and receiving Dubsado credit?
No, once you have opted-in to automatic affiliate payouts, you can no longer switch back to receiving Dubsado credit.

Who will be issuing the tax related documents?
PayPal will be handling any tax related documents that are necessary for reporting any affiliate cash payouts.

For those on the forever plan, will we still be able to get physical checks for our cash out?
No, we will be doing away with the mailing of a check. All new cash payouts will be done via PayPal.

Is there a minimum or maximum we can cash out?
No, there will be no minimums or maximums for cashing out.

I don't have this feature yet, any credits that I receive now, can I use them for future affiliate payouts when I have the feature?
Yes, any credits you are collecting now will be available for cash out once you have the feature (minus any usage of those credits towards your Dubsado subscription within that time)

Once I opt-in to payouts, what happens to the credits I already have?
If you opt-in to automatic payouts and already have credits built up in your account, once opting in, those credits will be part of your cash out balance now.