What is an affiliate?
An affiliate is a person or company that promotes products or services for a commission. In the case of a foundry selling on Monotype’s e-commerce websites, you can promote fonts that are on MyFonts, Fonts.com, FontShop, or Linotype.com or promote FontExplorer® and get paid a commission on the sales you help generate. You’ll get paid a commission if someone purchases your fonts OR other fonts!
How does it work?
Sign up through CJ Affiliate to earn affiliate revenue.
Then you can generate links to refer traffic to our sites, whether it be your foundry page, a specific family page, or any page on the sites. CJ offers different tools and ways to generate these links, and you can find out more on their site.
Think of this as an additional revenue source in addition to your royalties you earn. We recommend using these links when promoting your own fonts, for example on your website or in social media posts. This way if someone purchases your font through your link, you’ll get an extra 10% on the sale! You can also link to any of our big promotions or sales; you’ll get paid if anyone uses your links, regardless of if they buy one of your fonts or someone else’s font. You sent the traffic to the site, so you get the commission!
If a user who clicks through your link makes any purchase on the site within 30 days of clicking the link you will be paid a commission on their order. This is what’s called a “last touch tracking model.” This means that the last affiliate link used will get the credit for the referral.
What are the rates?
How do I manage my account?
Log in to your CJ Affiliates account to:
- Manage payments
- Read instructions
- Access your tracking links
- View transactions and stats
How do I get paid?
You can set up your payment information and will receive monthly payments through CJ. View their help center once logged in to your CJ Affiliate account to learn more. We do not provide support for affiliate payments.
What if I’m on the old MyFonts affiliate program?
If you’re on the old MyFonts affiliate program, don’t worry! You don’t need to do anything, and all your settings will stay the same. This program still exists and we have no plans to remove this in the future. Please note that the old affiliate program only works for the MyFonts site; If you wish to use affiliate links for the other sites, you’ll want to switch to our new system detailed in this article.