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    Sell Our Stuff Online & Earn Money

    Do you like what you have seen at Red Thread Gifts? If you help sell our products you can earn a 20% commission.

    It is easy to do, and it costs you nothing to try.

    Think about it. What bad thing will happen if you try it?

    To earn money, you post links to our products or to our store. If someone uses your link to buy something, you earn a 20% commission. And it doesn't matter whether they buy what you linked to, or to something else. With a few exceptions you will earn 20% of the entire order.

    Interested? Keep reading.

    You put the links on your web site, on your blog, in emails, and often you can put them in your signature line for discussion groups and forums (be sure to check this before doing it.). You can use the links any place where you are allowed to put HTML, and where there aren't special rules against commercial or affiliate links. You can use just plain text links, or you can use an image link. Oh, but no spamming! It is not only rude, but also against the rules.

    When you create the link you will include a special code, called a PID. That PID belongs to you, and is assigned to you when you sign up for the affiliate program. You must include that PID to get credit for sales.

    And that is pretty much it. See, we told you it was easy. You do need to sign up as an affiliate with CafePress so they can assign you the PID. After that you find the products or shops you want to profit from, create the links, post them, and you are done. Of course the more effort you put into selling, the more likely people are to actually buy, but that is entirely up to you.

    Still interested? Keep reading.

    But how does it work? It is called an affiliate program. If you sign up, you will be the affiliate and we will be the shop keeper or "merchant".

    Sign up for the CP Affiliate Program.

    The sign up form asks for the URL (address) of the web site where you plan to use the links. This can be any kind of web site you can put a link on. Your blog, for example, is perfectly OK. So is your own CafePress shop, if you have one. If you have several web sites where you might want to put links, just choose one to fill in the form. Which one you choose isn't a big deal.

    If you are a US citizen, yes, you do have supply your tax payer ID information. It is required for you to be paid. Sorry about that, but this is a real business, and it operates like one.

    After you have completed signing up you will receive that "PID" number. You add the PID to links you create to our shop, sections, and products etc. That PID number is what makes it possible to tell when someone has used your link to buy something. You can also link to the CafePress marketplace, or other shops on CafePress.

    Using the PID is reasonably straight-forward. Find a link that works to get to the product, section or shop you want to promote, then add the PID to the end like this ?pid=xxxxxxxxx Don't forget, replace the x with your actual number. After you sign into your account you will find a "Best Practices" page that will provide actual examples, with your number showing in the example.

    Here are some examples of links to our shop:

    1. Link to the entire shop
      <a href=""> Red Thread Gifts – Gifts to Celebrate Chinese Adoption </a>
    2. Link to some sections
      <a href=""> Character Gifts for Family Members </a>
      <a href=""> Chinese Zodiac for Kids </a>
      <a href=""> I Love My… </a>
      <a href=""> Year of the Dog Items</a>
      <a href=""> What Happens With Grandma… </a>
      <a href=""> Girl Power Items </a>
      <a href=""> Teacher Appreciation Gifts </a>
      <a href=""> Red Thread Legend Gifts </a>
    3. Link to some products:
      <a href=""> Mom Chinese Character Raglan </a>
      <a href=""> Red Thread Legend Tote Bag </a>

    You can make the link text say whatever you want (well, as long as it doesn't make our stuff look bad). Use the FAQ after you have joined up to learn more about what kind of links you can create. Then if you still have questions the CP Forums are a great source of information and support. And then if you still need help, let us know.

    Here is some shop text you can include with the link:

    Welcome to Red Thread Gifts.
    Are you the proud Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa or other family or friend of a wonderful China-adoptee? Choose from T-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers and more that feature unique China-adoption related designs. Want to show your love of Chinese culture? Here are dozens of ways to show it, Select your favorite product and design. We take great pride in offering the best customer service possible to our shoppers. When you want quality products with original artwork and customization, you can depend on Red Thread Gifts to deliver!


    Red Thread Gifs specializes in China-adoption related designs. Great t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, bibs, sweatshirts and more. Designs include Chinese characters for family members, Chinese Zodiac, ladybugs and more.


    OK, all that explaining might have made it seem hard, but it isn't. So we'll give the short outline:

    1. Sign up for the CP Affiliate Program.
    2. Create your links.
    3. Sell and make 20% commission on almost everything you sell from CafePress.

    See? You can do it, and you lose nothing by giving it a try.

    Want to try your own shop? Then sign up for a free CafePress Account. Just click the box below.

    Design and Sell Merchandise Online for Free

    It won't hurt to see what the process of creating products and running a shop is like. It is free. It is really easy to get started, but if you need help, let us know. However, you are not required to open a shop to become an affiliate.

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