This instructional post [please read everything]  will take you through all the steps from signing up as an affiliate to how to increase your sales. In return for your book referrals, you will receive a referral fee  as a thank you on the 1st business day of the month following the purchase in your PayPal account.


Since my Affiliate program pays only via PayPal, you will need to have Paypal account. If you don’t already have a Paypal account, signup for the Personal Account at Once you’re at the site, click on the Sign Up tab on the upper right hand side. Follow PayPal’s instructions on setting up your Personal Account. Once you do that, you are ready to become a Storyboard Life Affiliate!

What is a Storyboard Life Affiliate? 

As an affiliate you will receive a referral fee for every ebook that you help sell via your referral links.  Send your unique referral link out on social media, email and etc. Once you sign up as an Affiliate (using the website information below), you will join Storyboard Life’s Affiliate program and receive a referral link unique to you, the link owner. This is how I will know who sent which sale referrals and allow me to pay the appropriate PayPal account at the end of the month.  For this reason, it is imperative that you use only your unique referral link. Fees will be paid monthly as sales are finalized.

How to create an Affiliate Account

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  1. go to (the website where all my books are on)
  2. Click on the AFFILIATES tab
  3. Click “Register” on the right hand side
  4. Fill in email info + password
  5. You will be sent an activation code to your email
  6. Once you fill in the activation code you will see the screen below

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Fill out the requested information

  1. Use your name
  2. Fill in the PayPal email that you use to log into PayPal
  3. Click “Submit”
  4. At the top, click on “Affiliate Admin” (see the screen below)

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  1. In the search bar at the top to the right of Affiliate Programs type “childhood cancer portraits”
  2. Click on the link for the ebook
  3. You’ll see a description of the ebook along with it’s price
  4. At the bottom, click on “ Click here to join Storyboard Life’s affiliate program »”

Congratulations!  You are now an Affiliate. Once you click the link, you will be brought to the Affiliate Admin page entitled “Manage Your Affiliate Account”

  1. Under “Manage Your Affiliate Account”
  2. Click Get Affiliate Code
  3. Under Select Merchant you’ll see Storyboard Life 
  4. Click Get Affiliate Code Button
  5. Your code will look similar to <a href=”” target=”ejejcsingle”>Click here to view more details</a>
    1. What’s in bold between the quotation marks will be the link that identifies your account when referring.  You may copy and paste this long version to send to everyone about the ebook, OR you may want to see the below step on how to “tidy up” its presentation.

Well Done! You are almost finished!

What to do with your link to make it more pretty and less cumbersome.

Obviously, the link above is unattractive and will make people think twice about clicking it no matter who it is coming from, but  gives you the option to create a custom link that will be more inviting for your community to click and purchase the ebook.

Once you have this shorter prettier link, you can paste it everywhere on social media and in emails!

Here’s how you shorten the link. 

  1. Go to
  2. Copy and paste your original Affiliate link (the long and unattractive one) in the box under Enter a long URL to make tiny
  3. Type your Child’s Name plus book (ex. PeterDbook)  under Custom Alias (optional)
    1.  What works best is something short and obvious. No reason to get creative/witty.
  4. Click Make TinyURL
    1. There may be a small chance that someone else has your custom link. If that is the case then just try another extenstion
  5. Once it is approved, then copy this second (and prettier!) link
    1. Paste your link everywhere along with your personal thoughts on the ebook and why it is important.

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Thank You and Congratulations!  If you have any questions about this process, please leave them in the comments section.