The following describes the terms and conditions for participation in the Business of Design™ Advocate program. While we consider participates our Advocates, this is an Affiliate program as in its standard form. In this agreement, the term “Affiliate” refers to you and BOD refers to Business of Design™ and www.businessofdesign.com.
BOD reserves the right to modify any of the terms and conditions within this agreement at any time and will advise you of these changes as they occur.
Affiliates are selected and approved by the BOD team. You must be a PREMIUM Member (monthly or annual) of Business of Design™ in order to participate.
If you are already signed up and ready to get started, welcome. If you would like to be considered for the BOD Advocate Program, please contact Cheryl Horne at [email protected]businessofdesign.com.

Getting Started

Once you have been set up as an Affiliate, you can access your custom urls and available content by visiting www.businessofdesign.com and logging into your existing BOD account. Scroll down and click on the Affiliates link in the footer menu or bookmark the following page: https://businessofdesign.com/affiliate-area. You must be logged in to access this page.

Compensation & Payment

Affiliates will receive 20% of all sales as a commission on orders placed through their custom links. This includes the purchase of monthly membership, annual membership, and books. Commissions are paid on initial membership payments only, not renewals.
In order for a sale to generate a commission for an Affiliate, the user must click through the custom affiliate link. Properly coded links are the sole responsibility of the affiliate.
Incoming traffic from all affiliate links are tracked for 30 days following the initial click through. Purchases made after the 30-day period will not be credited to the referring affiliate. You must be an active PREMIUM Member at the time of the sale.
Commissions will be paid to the Affiliate within 2 weeks of the sale. The payment will be issued as a credit towards your most recent membership payment.

Orders Placed

BOD will be solely responsible for processing all orders placed by a user via affiliate links. Affiliates are not authorized to collect payments or sell any BOD products or services from other websites. BOD will be responsible for all user service inquires.
Users who purchase products and services through the BOD Affiliate Program will be considered customers of BOD. All rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer’s orders and service will apply to those customers.

BOD Agrees To:

Provide the Affiliate with their custom link for simple posting.
Grant the Affiliate access to the affiliate area on the BOD website. Here, the Affiliate is able to generate custom links to any page on the BOD site as needed. The use of additional link is at the Affiliate’s discretion.
Provide the Affiliate with a badge for posting on web or social media.
BOD reserves the right to request changes to published content posted by the Affiliate if required. 

Affiliate Agrees To:

Be an Advocate for Business of Design™, our content, and the design industry.
Promote BOD by sharing your experience and success as it relates to your involvement with Business of Design™.
It is at the Affiliate’s discretion to promote BOD to the extent of their choosing. It is the intention of this program for the compensation the Affiliate receives to reflect the degree of promotion they offer BOD.
BOD encourages our Affiliates to reach out to us if they require help or guidance to better succeed in this program. BOD is open to promotional opportunities the Affiliate is able to present.


By agreeing to participate in the BOD Affiliate Program, the Affiliate acknowledge that they have read and accept the above terms and conditions.


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