Signing Up on an Affiliate Network
To become an affiliate of Xbox Music and start earning revenue, complete the actions described in this topic.
Sign up on an affiliate network
First, sign up for a publisher account with Rakuten Linkshare, if you don't have one already. You can sign up for for an account on http://www.linkshare.com/join/.
Apply to the Xbox Music affiliate program
Next, apply to the Xbox Music affiliate program. You can apply on the following page: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=404257
Another way to apply is to search for "Xbox" or "Xbox Music" by using the publisher search box on the far right hand side of the red navigation bar on the same website. In the results, select the checkbox to the left of Xbox Music program and then click Apply below the list. After reviewing the terms and conditions, click Okay.
After you have applied, Xbox Music will review your application, and you will then be sent a message with your application status.
Build links using Link Maker
Start building links by using the Link Maker Tool on the Rakuten LinkShare dashboard. You can also learn to build links by following the steps in Building an Affiliate Link.
After your links are confirmed and published in your website or application, Xbox Music takes care of the rest. Users you redirect to Xbox Music applications will be tracked. Your dashboard will be updated once a day with the new transactions you've generated.
For more information about how to make the best of your Rakuten Linkshare account, see Publisher Help Center on the Rakuten Linkshare website.