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  1. How can I earn money by encouraging new members to join Ciao?
  2. Does Ciao offer more than one invite-a-friend programme?
  3. Where can I find the forms and banners needed for the Ciao "Partner Programme"?
  4. How much can I earn for each new member which I generate for Ciao?
  5. How can I see how much I have earned through inviting friends to join Ciao?
  6. How can I receive payment of my earnings gained through attracting new members to join Ciao?
  7. Where can I find further information and tips on the Ciao "Invite Friends" and "Affiliate" Programmes?

  1. How can I earn money by encouraging new members to join Ciao?
    You can invite new members to join Ciao in two main ways: either by sending them an e-mail which contains a link to the Ciao registration form, or by posting Ciao banners and other advertising materials containing links to the Ciao registration form on your own website. For each new member whom you recruit for Ciao, and who writes at least one product review on the site, we will make you a one-off payment of 50 pence, and then pay you a 50% commission on your member's earnings* from the Ciao website for the first 6 six months of his/her membership. (* Excludes survey earnings.)

  2. Does Ciao offer more than one invite-a-friend programme?
    Yes: Ciao offers two different programmes for inviting new members to join Ciao. The Ciao "Partner Programme" is an affiliate programme for members who operate their own websites and who place banner adverts and text links to Ciao on them to attract new members. The Ciao "Invite Friends" programme is open to all Ciao members and involves them merely in sending e-mails to relatives, friends and acquaintances inviting them to join Ciao. Both programmes are remunerated at the same rate: 50 pence for each registration (provided that the new member writes at least one product review), plus a 50% commission on all of the new member's earnings for his/her first six months of membership (excludes survey earnings).

  3. Where can I find the forms and banners needed for the Ciao "Partner Programme"?
    You can obtain all of the current advertising materials for the Partner Programme on the Partner Programme Overview Page.

  4. How much can I earn for each new member which I generate for Ciao?
    You will receive 50 pence for each user who clicks on the link either contained in your e-mail invitation, or in the banner on your website, and then registers to become a Ciao member, provided that (s)he writes at least one product review on the site. You will then receive a 50% commission on each of the new member's earnings for his/her first six months of membership (excludes survey earnings). So, if you managed to recruit just 20 new members over a 6 month period, who each earned £20 in that time, you would have made (20 x £0.50) + (20 x £10) = £210.

  5. How can I see how much I have earned through inviting friends to join Ciao?
    You can keep track of your earnings simply and easily by consulting your Ciao account statement regularly. All earnings from the Ciao "Partner" or "Invite Friends" programmes will appear under these headings on the statement. You can access your account statement by logging in, going to your "My Ciao" area and clicking on the "Account" tab.

  6. How can I receive payment of my earnings gained through attracting new members to join Ciao?
    All earnings from recruiting new Ciao members are paid into your Ciao account automatically. The links contained in the e-mail invitations for the "Invite Friends" programme, and the banners for the "Partner" programme, contain a URL with a unique identifying code which enables us to tell which members have been recruited by you. You can thus be sure that none of your earnings will get lost. Once you have reached a minimum account balance of £5 (for all actions on the Ciao site), you can request a payment into your bank account. To do so, go to the "Account" tab in your "My Ciao" area and click on the "Request Payment" link.

  7. Where can I find further information and tips on the Ciao "Invite Friends" and "Affiliate" Programmes?
    You can find further details of both programmes, as well as more detailed FAQs, in the "Affiliate Centre".

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