Well, everything’s live, but the admin newsletter e-mail isn’t working, so the letters I’ve tried to send letting you know all this haven’t gone through. I’ve been at this all day and night, and yesterday, and the day before yesterday, so maybe we can get people back up and running via the weblog.
The new affiliate login is here: http://shop.hollylisle.com/jamaffiliates/
If you’re an affiliate already, the membership port worked. In all cases but one, your memberships went into the database without change, meaning your usernames and passwords should be the same. (mikaela_l is the exception. Your username is mikaela because underscores don’t work in the new program).
Here’s the news you should have gotten:
First, I apologize for the disaster with the iDevAffiliate software. If you weren’t aware, a site-cracker injected a Skype scam into a folder available due to a weakness in the software, and because iDevAffiliate doesn’t support their software (though they claim to), I had to take down the whole program.
However, your commissions and pending bonuses are safe. I’m having to hand-enter them into the software, and expect that this will take me a couple of days, so if you know you have a balance but don’t show one yet, please be patient.
I’ve already re-entered your affiliates, so those of you who had downlines in the previous software have them again. In some cases you’ll find you have more affiliates, because there are two tiers of affiliates in this new program.
Second, I am pleased to announce that I’ve replaced our awful affiliate software with something really, really good. Along with the ads you’ve had available before, you’ll be able to give away free e-books with your name and affiliate link on them. There will also be a pre-built bookstore those of you with websites can drop into its own page. Plus a lot of other goodies.
Your accounts are ready to go, and much to my surprise, I was able to import your account information, with a few minor issues.
Due to an import incompatibility between the two programs, EVERYONE is now from Afghanistan. If you DON’T live in Afghanistan, please mark the country you do live in. I’m basically guessing that would apply to everyone—country codes didn’t port.
Please do not add your tax ID to the software. Come tax time, if I need it in order to mail you a 1099, I’ll email you and request it. I’d rather not have sensitive information in the database. This means also please delete phone numbers if you had them in the other program. The only information I really need from you is your name, your user name, your website link (if you have one) and your PayPal address so that I can pay you.
And if you had a first initial instead of a full name, I had to insert (initial) in that line—you can change it to a full name, a nickname, anything but just one initial.
If you forget your password, you can have a new one sent to you. The link is right beneath the Login button.
If you need help figuring out the program, click the question mark button in the top right hand corner to use the system help. To log out, click the X button. There are many, many new features, and I’ll take some time to put together information on them.
I don’t have ads in yet. I’m working on it.
First, though, I want to get everybody’s money straight.
Welcome back. It’s better now.
Once I get the e-mail working, the letter will go out to everyone who doesn’t read the weblog regularly. You’ll all get it, too. I apologize. But you’ll get a head start.