Affiliates & Fundraisers FAQ

Q. What is an Affiliate member or a Fundraiser Program member?

A. First, an Affiliate member is an individual. A Fundraiser Program member is an organization, group, school, church, etc. Such members are people or independent organizations, respectively, who promote sales of and/or subscriptions to products in exchange for a commission, assuming that the product was purchased as a result of the Affiliate's or Fundraiser’s promotional efforts.

Q. Is joining the Affiliate or Fundraiser Program free?

A. There is no fee. However, due to the generous 50% commissions, we require that persons applying to join the Affiliate Program for Individuals already own a Quarter Mile Math program or have a subscription prior to signing up.

Q. How do I sign up?

A. Simply click on the appropriate link below to begin the process:

Q. Are there requirements to be in the Affiliate or Fundraiser Programs?

A. You must be at least 18 years of age. Also, individuals (not schools or groups) must already own a Quarter Mile Math program or subscribe to the Deluxe version. All Affiliates and Fundraisers must have a valid email address.

Q. What if someone orders a Quarter Mile Math program through my efforts but then returns it?

A. We offer an unconditional, 30-day, money-back guarantee on all purchases from Barnum Software. So, we will not pay your commission until that 30-day period is up, and will not pay commissions on any returned products or cancelled subscriptions within that 30-day period.

Q. How often will I be paid?

A. You will qualify to receive a check whenever your earnings reach $50. Checks are cut between the first and fifth day of every month.

Q. Since there is a 30-day waiting period for every sale, can you give me an example of how payments are made?

A. Let’s say a customer orders the Levels 1, 2, and 3 Bundle CD. Your commission is $42.50. Then, let’s say the next order is for a 1-year subscription to our Deluxe version. Your commission would be $7.50. Since that second order caused your total commission to be $50, we wait 30 days from that second order. Then, assuming both customers have kept their orders (in this case, the second one is a subscription), we’ll cut you a check between the first day and the fifth day of the next month. Money credited to your account does not accrue interest.

Q. How do I get reports on my earnings?

A. You can send an email to or call 800-553-9155 and we will send you a report of all of the activity since your last check. Or if you haven't received a check yet, the report will be for all activity.

Q. Can I join the Affiliate or Fundraiser Program if I live outside the United States, Canada, or one of the territories?

A. Unfortunately, no. However, we hope to be able to offer that in the future.

Q. How does Barnum Software attribute a given sale to a given Affiliate or Fundraiser member?

A. The link text we give you contains a special code just for you. When someone clicks through to our site and eventually orders, that code is retained as part of the sales data.

Q. Which Quarter Mile programs can I get a commission for?

A. All of them. There are seven regular Quarter Mile Math CD products and three Deluxe subscription products. Note: In the case of commissions for subscriptions, we don’t currently have the ability to give you a commission when the subscriber renews. We hope to offer that in the future. In the case of the 1-year and 2-year subscriptions, you get 50% of the net sale (after the customer’s $5 discount and not including tax and/or shipping (if any) or the $5 for a back up CD, if ordered). As for the monthly subscription, instead of receiving half of the monthly subscription of $2.95, you receive a one-time commission of $5. If, along with their monthly subscription, they order a $5 back up CD, you do not get 50% of that $5.

Q. Is there more than one Quarter Mile Math graphic to choose from for my web page or blog site?

A. Currently, there is not. However, we’re open to suggestions as to how we can alter this one so we can offer other graphics to choose from.

Q. How easy is it to incorporate your link into my website or blog page?

A. If you have a basic understand of HTML, it’s easy.

Q. How long does it take to become an Affiliate Program member or a Fundraiser Program member?

A. The first step is filling out the application. That takes just a few minutes. After we review your application, we’ll call you to have a brief conversation. If we agree to accept you as a Charter Member, we will send you your linking code to enable you to display our Quarter Mile Math graphic. Note: We reserve the right to reject any application for any reason.

Apply to be in the Affiliate Program for Individuals
Apply to be in the Fundraiser Program for Schools & Groups

Affiliate Program for Individuals
Fundraiser Program for Schools & Groups

How Commissions are Calculated and Paid
Service Agreement for the Affiliate Program and the Fundraiser Program for Schools & Groups
Contact us at or call 800-553-9155

Barnum Software has been in business since 1986. We are pleased to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity to you.