Affiliate Network

Transforming association sites into dynamic marketplaces.

Alpaca Owners and Breeders in Ontario

AO

Georgia Alpaca Association

GAA

Ohio Alpaca Breeders Association

OABA

State of Jefferson Alpaca Association

SoJAA

Michigan Alpaca Livestock Products And Commerce Association (MI-ALPACA)

MI-Alpaca

New England Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

New England Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Upper Midwest Alpacas

Upper Midwest Alpacas

North Sound Alpaca Association

North Sound Alpaca Assoc.

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Great Lakes Alpaca Assoc.

Great Lakes Alpaca Assoc.

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Florida Alpacas and Fiber Coalition

Florida Alpacas and Fiber Coalition

Maine Alpaca Association

Maine Alpaca Association

TxOLAN Alpaca Association

TX, OK, LA, AR, NM Alpaca Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Alpaca Breeders of Southern California

Alpaca Breeders of Southern California

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Suri Alpaca Network

Suri Network

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders

What is the Affiliate Network?

One of the main goals of regional associations is to help their members market their farms locally. But providing a website content management system (CMS) to upload farm and sales information is usually well beyond the budget, skill sets, and time-investment of most associations.

The Openherd Affiliate Network program allows an association's members to use Openherd's content management system and all their farm information is automatically synced to the association's website with our MultiSyncTM technology.

Since many farms are already using Openherd for their marketing and personal websites, participation rates are far higher than an association's custom-built solution, and all the system support is handled by Openherd!

What's included?

The Openherd Affiliate Network provides each association with fully-functional search pages for Farms, Alpacas for Sale, Herdsires, Packages, an online Store of all member products and services, and member events list.

Each member then gets their own farm profile, sales lists, sales pages, storefront with Paypal checkout, and other web pages they have added on Openherd. These are all displayed directly on the association website.

Openherd will custom-style all of the pages to match your association's existing website design or can design a completely new association website that is hosted on Openherd's servers, creating a seamless visitor experience. The association will get their own Affiliate account on Openherd where they can easily add and remove member farms.

What's the cost?

When added to an existing association website, there is an affordable initial setup and styling fee and no annual hosting fees. Association members do not have to have a paid membership with Openherd in order to participate. Members may upgrade their Openherd membership to take advantage of additional paid features.

With a complete association website design and hosting package from Openherd, there is an up-front design/build fee, additional page work charged on an hourly basis, and a low annual hosting/email/support fee. Please contact us for details and pricing.

Can this work for my personal website, too?

Openherd offers two personal website solutions. One way is to use our ListMirrorTM feature to display your sales lists on your existing website with the addition of a small piece of code to your web page.

Our best solution is a complete website hosting package provided by Openherd, which includes hosting and email, where all of your website content is automatically synced from your Openherd account. More details >

How do we get started?

Implementing the Openherd Affiliate Program on your association's existing website requires very little work from the association or their webmaster. Simply get in touch with us and let us know whether you want to use your existing website or have Openherd design and host a new one, and we'll let you know details, pricing, and what the process will be.

Features

Farm Profile

Members get a complete farm profile, including 'My Pages', which allows members to add their own web pages, blogs, and articles to share events, educational info, and farm happenings to draw in visitors, and are included in the farm directory search.

Sales Lists

Members can display complete, professional sales lists for visitors to browse right on their association website, with everything easily managed in their Openherd account (upgraded Openherd membership is required in order to advertise animals on Openherd.com).

Online Store

Members can have their own online store right on their association website and can upload unlimited products or services for purchase using Paypal (upgraded Openherd membership is required to have a storefront on Openherd.com).



Questions?

Do you have to be an AOA affiliate to participate?

No. The goal of this program is to help individual breeders achieve better online exposure and marketing by enabling their regional or national associations to provide fully-featured sales information and searching right on their association website without the financial, technical, and time overhead of building their own system.

Will any Openherd member be able to add themselves to my association website?

No. Each association will get their own special Affiliate account on Openherd where they will be able to manage their members, which determines who shows up on their association website.

How will things link back to Openherd?

All pages are hosted on a 'subdomain' of the association's main domain (example: farms.myassocitation.com), meaning that the pages become part of the association's website and full search engine credit is given to the association's website, not Openherd.com. All pages and links keep visitors on the association's website and won't redirect them to Openherd.com (excep online auctions and dam/sire/offspring not listed by a member farm).

What is the cost?

When added to an existing association website, there is an affordable initial setup and styling fee and no annual hosting fees. Association members do not have to have a paid membership with Openherd in order to participate. Members may upgrade their Openherd membership to take advantage of additional paid features.

With a complete association website design and hosting package from Openherd, there is an up-front design/build fee, additional page work charged on an hourly basis, and a low annual hosting/email/support fee. Please contact us for details and pricing.

How long does it take?

When added to an existing association website, the turn-around time is typically 2 weeks or less, assuming timely board reviews/decisions. For a complete association website design and hosting package, the design turn-around time is approximately 2 weeks, with another 2 weeks after board approval of the design, to build out the site.

Other solutions that claim instant setup use quick work-arounds, such as setting up the pages on their own subdomain, which doesn't give the association proper search engine credit for those pages, negating one of the main purposes of such a program - to draw in more visitors from search engines to the association's site and build their search engine ranking. Openherd provides the Affiliate Network to benefit and support the industry, so we take the time necessary to do things in a way that is best for the association.

How does this affect our current association website?

Openherd offers two options for participating in the Affiliate Network. The first option simply adds the new search and farm profile pages to the association's existing website, without having to change the existing website (except for changing or adding a few main navigation links).

The second option provides a completely new website, custom-designed and hosted by Openherd and easily edited through an Affiliate account on Openherd.com. This option is ideal for associations that struggle to maintain their own websites, due to time and cost constraints or "in-house" skillsets that come and go with Board rotation. See 'What is the cost' above for pricing info.

Get in touch with us for more information and pricing.

Are you able to present this to my Board?

Yes. Openherd has a short web presentation that can be made via conference call to your organization's board. It takes about 15 minutes and covers the online marketing problems, the Affiliate Network solution, features and benefits, and live examples so you can see exactly how it works. Request info.

Can I see some examples?

Yes. Just scroll to the top of this page and click any of the association logos on the map.



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