What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a performance-based marketing tactic which rewards affiliates for each sale referred by the affiliate's
own marketing efforts. Affiliates place links and banners on their sites that direct customers to the Microsoft Store. The affiliate
is then paid for the referral sales based on certain criteria.
What are affiliates?
Affiliates are independent marketers who promote Microsoft products or services to their customers on their website in exchange
for compensation when a qualified sale is finalized.
Why should I join?
The Microsoft Affiliate Program allows you to team up with the world's leading technology company to earn extra revenue
from your website or app. By linking from your site or app to Microsoftstore.com, as an affiliate you earn commissions on sales for all
products sold on the Microsoftstore.com site (from sales of Surface to Xbox, PCs to Windows). In addition, we will be adding support for new product categories such as apps, games, music, movies, and TV shows sold via the Windows Store or the web store.
How do I become a Microsoft affiliate?
Operating in 50+ countries, Microsoft has partnered with top networks in each country to power its affiliate program. Click on Apply now to join one of them!
Is my site eligible to become a Microsoft affiliate?
Microsoft welcomes all affiliates to join the program, however it reserves the right to refuse any site that does not meet
its quality and content standards. Affiliate sites are periodically reviewed to ensure quality and content standards are
How much does it cost to join?
Nothing, joining the Microsoft Affiliate Program is free.
How do I get paid?
Microsoft partners with the local and global affiliate network(s) and they issue commission checks.
What products can I promote?
While you maintain discretion when selecting which products you promote on your site, all products on Microsoftstore.com
are eligible for commissions. For the launch of Windows 10, we will be adding support for apps, games, music, movies and videos sold via the Windows Store or the web store.
How much commission will I earn?
Microsoft affiliates can earn up to 10% commission. Product commissions can vary by country so please refer to the program description provided by your affiliate network.
How are sales tracked?
Sales are tracked using unique links generated by the affiliate network in your country. The customer has 30 days from the
last click on your link(s) in order for purchases to be eligible for commission.