I get asked a lot from Nigerians who are just starting out affiliate marketing. How do I receive my affiliate cheques here in Nigeria? We all know Nigeria has a bad reputation when it comes to online business, and so many of these companies try to avoid us as much as possible.
While there are many ways to receive your affiliate cheques here in Nigeria, there’s one method (Graphcard) which I’ve had success with, and have proven to be very easy and cheap for beginning affiliates in Nigeria.
Besides helping you to receive and clear your cheques, they also give you a personalized US address with which you can use for your registrations with the various affiliate networks you work with.
Graphcard offers you a personalized virtual US address not just for affiliate marketers, but also for individuals who want to buy and ship items from the US.
Here’s How To Get A US Address And Start Receiving Your Affiliate Cheques With Graphcard:
1. Sign Up For A Free Personal Account With Graphcard.
First you need to sign up with them, choose your country and the account type (Personal-Buy online), complete the rest of the form by following the instructions carefully.
2. Getting Your US Address.
This is not free, Graphcard charges $4.99 for any month you make use of your personalized US address to receive your affiliate cheques.
To set this up, you’ll need $5 for the setup, and another $4.99 for your first month.
3. Funding Your Graphcard Account With VTN.
Before you can request for a virtual US address, you need to have some funds in your account for the processing, and the simplest way you can fund your Graphcard account is by making use of their sister site at VTN. Open another account with them using the same details (not compulsory) you used when opening your Graphcard account.
Adding funds to your VTN account is simple, log on to your account, at the left navigation menu, click on the “List of Banks to Add Funds” link to get their Nigerian bank account details.
After payment has been made, log on back to their website, at the left navigation menu again, locate and click “Confirm Bank Deposit”, fill the form with the transaction details which you can find on the deposit slip you paid with, and your account should be funded within 24hrs, if not less.
4. Fund Your Graphcard Account.
As soon as your VTN is funded, log on back to your graphcard account, click on the “Add Funds” link at the top of the menu, this will take you to a page, click on the VTN link that shows up, follow the instructions and your Graphcard account will be funded immediately in dollars.
5. Get Your US Address.
Log on to your account if you’ve not already, then click on the “Get a us address” link boldly displayed on top of your account, choose the lowest plan which is either silver or bronze. Follow the rest of the instructions, and your US address will be registered and emailed to you within 24hrs. Even if you don’t get an email from them (which is highly unlikely), log on to your account, and you’ll see your address boldly displayed for you on the top of the page.
You can use this address to register with the various affiliate network you work with. Once your payment is ready, your cheque will be mailed to Graphcard (LFR Communications, Inc.) who will then help you clear it and credit your account accordingly.
6. How To Withdraw Your Money From Graphcard.
They offer different options for these, you can either request for a bank wire if you have a domiciliary account with GTBank, or request for a western union money transfer to be collected at any designated bank, or request fund to be paid back into your VTN account which you can easily cash in your local bank account.
To do any of these, log on to your account, and click on the “Withdraw Funds” link on top of the page, choose the option that best suits your need, follow the rest of the instructions to get your money.
Please Note: I don’t own, and neither am I an affiliate of either Graphcard or VTN. Infact the owners of Graphcard & VTN do not even know who David osajie is, at least as of this writing. They are lucky to be getting this promotional (well, in a way) article.
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