The GrooveFunnels affiliate program is one of the newest to hit the digital marketing world, and many people are saying that it’s going to be one of the most lucrative of its kind.
A lot of experienced affiliate marketers joined the Groove affiliate program straight away once they realized Mike Filsaime is the creator and CEO of GrooveFunnels.
If you’ve not heard of him, he’s the same guy who has already created several other massively successful software companies, including Kartra, WebinarJam, and EverWebinar.
Mike is also an amazing marketer who has been in the business for around two decades.
Here I am going to go into a lot of detail about this new affiliate program, so you can decide for yourself if it’s a good fit for you to promote.
How To Sign Up
To sign up for the Groove affiliate program, all you need to do is simply create a free GroovePages account, and voilà! You are now a GrooveFunnnels affiliate.
There is currently no vetting process to go through when you sign up to become an affiliate.
Basically, if you have either a free or paid Groove account then you are automatically approved to be an affiliate. You will find your affiliate tools and resources in the affiliate dashboard inside your account, as I will explain later in this article.
How Does The GrooveFunnels Affiliate Program Work?
When you sign up for this affiliate program you will be given your own unique set of affiliate links.
When someone clicks on one of your links and then makes a purchase, this purchase is tracked to you.
If however, they click on your link and create a free GroovePages account and do not upgrade to a paid plan right away, this customer is still assigned to you in what Groove CEO Mike Filsaime calls a “parent-child relationship”.
When this happens that customer is tagged to you for life.
When they decide to upgrade to a paid account in the future, you will then be credited with the commission.
It doesn’t matter if they upgrade to a paid account next week, next year, from a different device than what they originally signed up with, or even from a different country.
This customer is locked into you and you will receive the commission when they upgrade.
What’s So Good About The Groove Affiliate Program?
At the time of writing this article, I have been promoting all kinds of affiliate offers for over eight years.
So far, Groove has one of the best affiliate programs for beginners that I have come across for several reasons.
Here are those reasons:
Tagged For Life
As I mentioned earlier, once a customer has clicked your link and signed up for a free account, they are locked to you for life.
When they upgrade you get the commission. If they buy another Groove product, you should also get that commission too.
This makes it impossible for someone to steal your commissions once the customer has created a free account through your link.
Easy To Promote
GrooveFunnels is easy to promote for 4 main reasons:
- It’s a highly in-demand product
- There is a free lifetime account to promote
- There is a lot of credibility behind the brand
- GrooveFunnels is applicable to a wide audience
Pretty much any business out there can benefit from using at least one and in most cases a combination of the tools that Groove offers.
Right now it’s even easier to promote Groove because there is a free account available and it’s so much easier to get someone to sign up for a free account rather than a paid product (in most cases).
Compared to a lot of the established landing page and funnel-builder brands on the market, there’s still not much competition when it comes to promoting Groove.
Very In-Demand Product
Both local and online businesses all over the world are realizing the importance of tools like landing page builders, sales funnels, lead generation tools, email autoresponders, webinars, video hosting, shopping carts, setting up an affiliate program to recruit affiliates to promote your products for you, and so on.
All these tools can become very expensive for business owners.
Groove provides all these tools in one so it not only makes it easier for customers to use them, but it also saves them a load of money in the process.
If you do not know about all the tools that Groove comes with then I recommend you take a quick look at my detailed review of GrooveFunnels here.
High Conversion Rates
GrooveFunnels is currently converting at 20%, according to Mike Filsaime, which is pretty damn good!
That means that for every 10 people who sign up for
a free account, an average of 2 of those people will likely upgrade to a paid plan.
Of course, that statistic may change over time, but as of right now those are the figures that Groove is reporting.
Great Commission Structure
At the moment, anyone can sign up to be a Groove affiliate and earn a recurring 20% commission on direct referrals, and a further 5% commission on tier-2 sign-ups. (More about the tier-2 commission structure later in this article).
You do not need to pay anything at all to GrooveFunnels to be on this commission structure, and right now there’s no vetting process.
If you become a paid GrooveFunnels user at the Platinum level by either paying monthly for Groove Platinum or if you bought the one-time payment lifetime deal for GrooveFunnels Platinum any time before the end of the Groove launch period on October 20th, 2020 (like I did), then you automatically get the higher rate commission of 40% for direct customer sign-ups and 5% on tier-2 sign-ups.
Once the regular pricing structure for GrooveFunnels rolls out at the end of the Groove launch period (Oct 20th, 2020), new customers will need to pay a monthly subscription.
This means that if you signed a customer up at either 20% or 40%, you will be paid another 20% or 40% each, and every single month that customer remains an active user.
Here are the monthly Groove pricing plans:
- GrooveFunnels Base – Free for life (we don’t know how long for)
- GrooveFunnels Silver – $99 per month
- GrooveFunnels Gold – $199 per month
- GrooveFunnels Platinum – $299 per month
As you can imagine, those recurring commissions soon stack up!
The Affiliate Dashboard
The Groove affiliate dashboard is user-friendly and easy to find inside your Groove account.
It comes with quite a few promo tools, which are updated and added to regularly.
Where Do I Find My Affiliate Links?
Once you’re inside your Groove account, you will see a button in the top left of your screen which says, ‘Groove Affiliate Program’.
Click that button to enter the affiliate area.
Once inside, scroll down the page until you see a section titled, “Promotion Tools”.
There you will see several icons that you can click on to access your affiliate links, use a variety of promotional tools, and check your stats.
Here’s what the affiliate tools section looks like:
What Promo Tools Do I Get?
As you can see from the above screenshot, you get quite a few affiliate tools to use to help you promote.
Here’s a break down of those promo tools:
- Email swipes
- Blog posts and articles
- Banner images
- Ads for your thank you pages
- Ads for logout areas if you run a members area
- Posts for social media
- Promotional videos
- Done-for-you Facebook ads
- Pre-written email signatures
Groove has said they will be regularly updating the promo tools in the affiliate area to keep them fresh and current.
How GrooveFunnels Affiliates Get Paid
As you would imagine, GrooveDigital uses its own affiliate tracking system, known as GrooveAffiliate, and payout to its affiliates through GrooveSell.
It wouldn’t give you much confidence in their products if they used someone else’s affiliate management system, like ThriveCart!
When someone clicks your link and signs up for a free GroovePages account, that person will show up in your account (stats area) as a ‘sign-up’.
If they upgrade later to a paid account, or if a person signs up with you and upgrades to a paid plan straight away, then that customer will then also be registered as a sale in your account.
Tiered Commission Structure
As I mentioned earlier, GrooveFunnels has a tiered commission structure, which was another thing that attracted me to become a Groove affiliate.
This means that if any of the customers that you signed up to use GrooveFunnels then also wants to promote it as an affiliate, you will also receive a smaller commission on the customers they sign up for no extra work!
If you’re on the 20% commission rate, as I explain above then you will get a further 5% recurring monthly commission on all tier-2 affiliate sign-ups.
And if you’re on the 40% commission rate, then your tier-2 commission is doubled to 10%!
Just imagine if you sign up an influencer to use GrooveFunnels who happens to have a huge list, or you sign up someone who turns out to be a rockstar affiliate.
Those tier-2 commissions can soon add up to more than the commissions you are earning at tier-1.
This is exactly what happened to my friend and fellow affiliate marketer, Greg Jeffries when he was promoting ClickFunnels.
About a year or so after Greg started promoting the CF affiliate program back in 2016, a guy called Spencer Mecham clicked on one of Greg’s links on one of his blogs and signed up to also become a CF affiliate.
It turned out that Spencer was an affiliate marketing rockstar in the making, and very soon became the number one CF affiliate. He has since generated over $1,000,000 with the CF affiliate program.
And as a result, lucky Greg Jeffries earns an average of $10,000 recurring income every single month, most of which comes from Spencer’s referrals, because Spencer is on Greg’s tier 2!
Greg doesn’t have to do any extra work for that money. He can literally retire if he wants to.
However, I believe the old tier-2 commission payment that CF use to offer to affiliates where they sign up (you still get it if you’re an old affiliate), was 5%.
With the GrooveFunnels affiliate program, you can double your tier-2 commissions by signing up for a Platinum account, or you can get the same 5% if you’re a free user of Groove.
When And How Do Affiliates Get Paid?
Another thing I like about the Groove affiliate program is that they pay out to their affiliates on a weekly basis.
But first, you need to have made at least 2 sales in order to start receiving payouts.
Groove offers a 30-day money-back guarantee when someone creates or upgrades to a paid account. Because of this, you need to wait until this 30-day window has elapsed before you are eligible for your affiliate payments.
This is nothing to worry about, and all affiliate programs that offer a guarantee also do this.
Groove also need to allow an additional 7 days in case of refunds. So, from the time of the sale until the money lands in your account will typically be between 37-42 days.
When you make a sale, it will show in the stats area of your Groove affiliate account. However, it will still show $0 until the first 14 days have passed. After this point, that $0 will change the commission amount you will receive for that sale, as long as the person doesn’t cancel or refund.
Can I Make Much Money With The GrooveFunnels Affiliate Program?
How much money you can make as a Groove affiliate will depend on your skill level to a certain extent. However, it will mostly depend on the amount of work you put into it and your commitment to the program.
There are newbie affiliate marketers right now, like Angie Norris, who are absolutely CRUSHING IT!
At the time of writing this article, Angie has already made well over $50,000 with this affiliate program, and that was ever before the official launch date, while it was still in beta!
How To Promote GrooveFunnels Successfully As An affiliate
If you’re new to affiliate marketing then there is actually a huge range of ways in which you can promote affiliate products.
If you’re a seasoned veteron then you’ve likely already got your methods nailed down, and you’re probably not reading this part.
However, if you’re new to promoting other people’s products online, or if you just want a few tips that will help you to promote this kind of affiliate product, then below I’m going to share with you several effective ways to promote Groove.
But before we get into that, and regardless of what you’re promoting online, you will have much more success if you do the following:
- Use the product yourself
- Be honest
- Focus on one strategy at first until you get enough momentum before incorporating other strategies
- Follow the terms of service
Methods To Promote Groove Funnels As An Affiliate
There are many ways you can promote affiliate products and have success online.
However, the methods you choose should reflect your own skill level, expertise, and what you enjoy doing to give yourself the best chance of success.
At this point, I could say to you that you need to start a blog or get into YouTube’ing, or network on social media.
Yes, absolutely all those vehicles can help you.
But, I think it’s more important to talk about some specific strategies that you can use with those platforms to help you succeed, which I will talk about after my little rant that is coming up (fair warning).
Even though GrooveFunnels is a new product on the market, there is a hell of a lot of affiliates trying to promote it.
And not only that, but there are also quite a few seasoned veterans in the affiliate marketing world who you’ll also be competing with.
But don’t let that intimidate you or put you off in any way.
Trust me, the market is absolutely HUGE, and there is more than enough to go around for everyone.
You just want to make sure you stand out from the crowd of other affiliates.
Even if you’re a complete newbie to affiliate marketing and working in the digital marketing space, don’t worry. You can absolutely have success if you focus and apply yourself to just one strategy and then build on it.
In fact, now is THE BEST TIME to do that. And here’s why…
A Quick Story To Inspire You
Here’s a quick story to illustrate my point, and to hopefully inspire you in the fact that, you can absolutely kick-arse (ass in American-English – I’m a Brit, don’t forget) as an affiliate if you apply yourself…
I first got started with affiliate marketing in 2013. It took me a while, but I started having consistent success in 2015 and then started to earn a full-time income from it late 2016.
ClickFunnels launched in 2014.
I heard about ClickFunnels in 2016.
I didn’t pay attention, because I was too focused on the projects I was involved with at that time.
Although I was earning okay money working on those projects at the time, in hindsight, I could have earned A LOT more money with the ClickFunnels program if I paid attention to it back in 2016.
I told myself, “I’m too busy right now”, and, “I’ll look at it later…”
Well, I did look at it later.
I set up a little site promoting ClickFunnels products at the very end of 2018 and made my first CF commissions around Feb 2019.
I decided to promote CF because I use to use it, I liked it (I still think it’s really good), and I still earn over $1,000 per month in recurring revenue from the work I did a few years ago promoting it. And the articles I have floating around on the internet on different blogs still sign up a handful of new people to use it each month.
But I’d missed the boat to make really big money with the CF affiliate program.
Don’t get me wrong, if I focused on CF now, and put a lot of energy into it, then I could absolutely increase my CF commissions by several thousand dollars per month, maybe more.
It’s still a really popular platform, after all.
But I’d have to put a hell of a lot more work into it now than if I had started actively promoting it back in 2016, or earlier.
That’s because there’s now so much competition to compete against.
GrooveFunnels is only just launching.
I’f you’re promoting it now then you’re getting in at the ground level…
and it’s pretty much anyone’s game.
The second point about all this is that CF also used to offer a tier-2 commission. I think it was 5%. But that’s stopped now for any new affiliates that sign up to promote CF. Their first level commission rate also used to be 40%, but for all new affiliates, it’s now only 30%.
I was lucky that I joined their affiliate program before they made these changes so I’m still locked in at 40%.
We have no idea what GrooveFunnels will do in the future. In time as they grow in popularity and they don’t need as many affiliates to promote them, they may also do a similar thing.
So better get in on the GrooveFunnels affiliate program now if it appeals to you.
There are newbies crushing it with the GrooveFunnels program right now.
Don’t make the same mistake I did.
Of course, you can do what you want with your time, and it won’t make one bit of difference to me.
But if you’re serious about making a good or great income online as an affiliate, and if you like the GrooveFunnels product, and you will allow me to give you a bit of advice, then I highly recommend you take the opportunity right now and get promoting.
If you found that interesting and you want to know more about CF and GF, the similarities and the differences, then you can take a look at my ClickFunnels v GrooveFunnels article here.
Of course, there are other worthy contenders to consider promoting too, such as Kartra, the predecessor to GrooveFunnels, which was also built by Mike Filsaime.
While Kartra and Groove are similar, there are also a number of key differences between the two, which we explain in detail in our Kartra vs GrooveFunnels article here.
Strategies To Help You Promote GrooveFunnels
As promised, here are a few strategies that you can use to help you promote GrooveFunnels and stand out from the crowd.
For a product like GrooveFunnels, when you think about it, it’s a product that will be helpful for pretty much any type of business that operates online, or any business that needs a presence online to generate leads.
That’s pretty damn exciting.
This is the reason why I said earlier that it is absolutely enough for everyone to go around in this affiliate program.
So, to niche down, you want to focus in on one type of user, or target market group.
Here are just a few examples of target markets you can focus on:
- eCommerce business owners
- Instagram influencers
- Business coaches
- Digital product owners
- Affiliate marketers
- Massage therapists
- Real estate agents (a very good one)
- Book authors
- Fitness instructors
This is just a very small number of niches as an example for you.
There is a HUGE number of sub-niches that GrooveFunnels will appeal to when you sit down and think about all the different things it can do, and the people it can help.
If you can specialize and appeal to a small target market, not only will you find it easier to promote GrooveFunnels as an affiliate, you will set yourself up as the expert, the go-to person for your sub-niche, and stand out front the crowd.
I guarantee you that some Groove affiliates are doing this right now.
But they can’t cover every niche. There’s just too many niches out there that Groove appeals too.
Create Your Own Bonuses
Offering relevant bonuses to your target sub-niche can often help to push them over the edge to sign up.
Using bonuses can also help people to decide to sign up with you specifically, instead of another affiliate because they also want your bonuses.
Here are a few tips to provide good bonuses:
- Make them relevant to GrooveFunnels and your sub-niche audience
- It can help to provide bonuses that make it easier for your sub-niche to use GrooveFunnels
- Free software bonuses are often popular and highly appealing to offer along with this type of product (however, they are harder to come by)
- Too many bonuses can look desperate and off-putting
- Buying PLR products can work as bonuses, but often most of them are of poor quality and look cheap. If you go down this route then spend a bit more money to buy the rights to good quality products and get your own covers designed for them
- Get someone to design eye-catching and highly appealing eCovers for your bonuses
You can use one of these guys on Fiverr to create very professional-looking ones inexpensively.
Create Helpful “How To” Content
Nowadays, as much as 93% of people rely on online reviews before they make a purchase. This also includes written product reviews, short testimonials, and video reviews.
That’s why product review articles and videos work so well.
A lot of people want to get all the details about the product from someone who’s already using it, or who has tested it out.
If you’re going to do this, one of the most important things is to make sure your reviews are honest and factual.
Create A Case Study
People love a case study.
If it’s a product like GrooveFunnels that can actually help you to achieve a specific result then why not create a case study and show the results you achieved?
This not only carries with it a lot of credibility, but it’s also very engaging for people to look at your case study who want to use the product for the same or similar thing that you are showing.
As you can see, the GrooveFunnels affiliate program is pretty awesome, and is set to become one of the best partying affiliate programs in time.
With its generous commission levels, its 2-tiered commission structure, and recurring commissions, you can soon build up a very nice recurring monthly income for yourself if you choose to focus and do the work needed to promote the GrooveFunnels product.
If you are thinking of promoting GrooveFunnels then I highly recommend you sign up as an affiliate today and lock in your commission structure, because it might change in the future.
If you are a serious affiliate marketer, or if you’re serious about building up a large income with the gRoove program then you may also want to consider upgrading your own Groove account to Platinum in order to receive the higher commission rate.
Best of luck!
Disclaimer: Please be aware that I may receive commissions when you click some of the links in this article and then decide to make a purchase. If you do follow one of my links and purchase a product, thanks! It means a lot to me, and any commissions I do make from this blog enables me to continue to provide you with all this awesome, free content. However, any commissions I do receive does not affect my reviews and comparisons. If I think a product is sub-standard I will either say so in the article or I will not feature it on my blog. I try my best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.
Steve West has been an online entrepreneur since 2013. He specializes in SEO and affiliate marketing. Besides running his online business, he likes hiking, keeping fit and eating cookies (which is why he needs to keep fit!)