Woodsmith Plans

Join Our Woodsmith Plans Affiliate Program

Earn up to 40% commission on 697+ woodworking project plans

Woodsmith Plans is now offering an affiliate program that allows you to earn commissions by referring traffic to WoodsmithPlans.com from your website or blog. Sign up in just 3 easy steps.

Step 1 - Create An Account

Before proceeding, you must create a WoodsmithPlans.com account (or login to your account here).


Step 2 - Terms of Service

Our Terms of Service are listed below. These terms provide you with everything you need to know about how our program works as well as the rules and requirements of the program. You must read and accept these terms below to become an affiliate on this site.

WoodsmithPlans.com Affiliate Programs Terms of Use

Affiliate Agreement

This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of the participation by the undersigned Affiliate in the Affiliate Program of WoodsmithPlans.com, a website owned and operated by Active Interest Media. For the purpose hereof, the use of the term "Affiliate" and "you" shall mean the party executing this Agreement in such capacity as set forth below and the use of the term "WoodsmithPlans.com", "we" or "us" shall mean Active Interest Media.

  1. Purpose of Program

    The WoodsmithPlans.com Affiliate Program has been established to allow affiliates of the Program to participate in the commercial success of WoodsmithPlans.com by receiving a referral fee through a link to the website of WoodsmithPlans.com. Participation in the Program by the Affiliate is accomplished by a joint linking of the website of the Affiliate to the website of WoodsmithPlans.com. As an Affiliate, you will receive a URL parameter to append to any links to WoodsmithPlans.com. As an Affiliate, your account on WoodsmithPlans.com will also provide you with a link where you can monitor the number of visitors to WoodsmithPlans.com that originated from your website and/or links, and the purchases made on WoodsmithPlans.com by those visitors.

  2. Referral Fee

    As a participant in the Affiliate Program of WoodsmithPlans.com, you will receive a minimum referral fee (commission) for every eligible WoodsmithPlans.com plan that is sold to visitors to the WoodsmithPlans.com website who have linked to WoodsmithPlans.com from your website for that user session. Additionally, your commission percentage will increase as sales from your website increase. Your Affiliate account page will display the sliding scale that outlines commission percentage opportunities. These commissions will be paid to you automatically as traffic (and purchases) from your website increase.

    Eligible (commissionable) sales/products are outlined below:

    • Affiliate commissions are earned based on revenue generated from sales of eligible items purchased on our site that can be attributed to the links that you have placed on your site. Commissions are NOT earned by any other methods such as impressions, clicks, or the number of purchases generated.
    • Affiliate commissions will only be earned for a certain amount of time following the original click on any Affiliate link (hereafter called the Attribution Time). Your Affiliate account page will display the default Attribution time. Each click from any of your Affiliate links shall create or reset the session for that user. Once the Attribution Time has elapsed following the most recent click from your website to Woodsmith Plans, the Affiliate session will be reset and no subsequent purchases will be considered commissionable.
    • Affiliate commissions are calculated per item sold, not per sale, so if a person previously added 2 items to their Woodsmith Plans shopping cart and then clicks your link and adds a 3rd item, you will only earn a commission for revenue earned from that 3rd item.
    • If a customer makes a purchase using a coupon or any other discount that applies to the sale total, commissions will only be earned for qualifying products on the order total minus the coupon or discount.
    • Affiliate links embedded on our own websites, those owned by Active Interest Media, such as the WoodNet forums, or from our own social media pages, will not be considered valid; you will not be paid for sales via links that originate from our sites.
    • Affiliate commissions shall be calculated per last click, so if a customer clicks a link from Affiliate A and then subsequently clicks another link from Affiliate B and makes a purchase, a commission will only be paid to Affiliate B due to the recency of the referral.
    • We only pay commissions on what we refer to as our English/imperial/USCS plans (includes premium and video plans). We do not pay commission on our metric/SI plans.
    • Unless otherwise stated, we do not pay commissions on any other product such as magazine subscriptions, books, etc.
    • You will not receive a commission for the free plans that are offered on the WoodsmithPlans.com website, nor will you receive a referral fee for purchases that are voided, cancelled or credited back to the visitor.
    • You may not, under any circumstances, use hidden iframes or similar tactics to create WoodsmithPlans affiliate sessions. Users must knowingly and actively click on any links that you provide.
    • No commission will be earned or paid for on any purchases made by you or anyone employed by you or your company.

    WoodsmithPlans.com will utilize its commerce software and sales database to monitor and determine all referral fees payable by WoodsmithPlans.com to you and the reports as issued and created by same, and the determination of the referral fees payable to you as reflected in those reports will be final and conclusive both as to you and WoodsmithPlans.com, absent obvious error. No other tracking or reporting system will be utilized by either WoodsmithPlans.com or you. Referral fees will be paid monthly if the amount due to you is $100.00 or more and referral fees of a lesser monthly amount will be paid following the end of each calendar quarter. If our records show activity from your website is unusual as determined by Us to be inconsistent with valid search requests, or is otherwise unusual, then WoodsmithPlans.com reserves the right to withhold payment of referral fees for a reasonable time pending an investigation of that activity by WoodsmithPlans.com and resolution of the dispute (if any).

  3. Order Processing

    We will process all orders placed by visitors who follow the special links from your website to WoodsmithPlans.com. We reserve the right to reject orders that do not comply with any requirements that we periodically may establish. We will be responsible for all aspects of order processing and fulfillment.

  4. Policies and Pricing

    Visitors who purchase plans or other products through the Affiliate Program will be deemed to be customers of WoodsmithPlans.com. Accordingly, all pricing, policies, rules and operating procedures concerning such orders will apply to those visitors. We may change our prices, policies and operating procedures at any time and without notice.

  5. Affiliate Program Advertising

    As a participant in the Affiliate Program of WoodsmithPlans.com, we will provide you access to specific WoodsmithPlans.com banners of various sizes and designs for display on your website. WoodsmithPlans.com grants to you a non-exclusive right to use the phrases, logos, names, trademarks, service marks, and images of WoodsmithPlans.com as displayed in such banners on your site for the sole purpose of promoting WoodsmithPlans.com and the sale of the products of WoodsmithPlans.com. You are not required to use these banners, but you may make no other identification or utilize any of the logos, names, trademarks, service marks or other images and trademarks of WoodsmithPlans.com without express written approval of WoodsmithPlans.com.

  6. Identifying Yourself as an Affiliate

    As a participant in the Affiliate Program of WoodsmithPlans.com, you may promote your affiliation, but you may not state or imply any other arrangement between you and WoodsmithPlans.com except as specifically set forth in this Agreement. It is specifically agreed and acknowledged that you and WoodsmithPlans.com are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement creates any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative or employment relationship between you and WoodsmithPlans.com. You understand that you do not have authority to make or accept any offers or make any representations on behalf of WoodsmithPlans.com. You may not make any statement, whether on your website or otherwise, that will contradict any of the foregoing.

  7. Usage and Reporting

    In order to earn Affiliate commissions for linking to our site, Affiliates must append the appropriate parameter to the end of any links meant to link customers to (and earn revenue from) the WoodsmithPlans.com website. The URL parameter, as well as instructions for its use, can be found on your WoodsmithPlans.com account page.

    To download a .csv file containing information about all of the product sales that can be attributed to your links, you must visit your WoodsmithPlans.com account page.

  8. Term of the Agreement

    The term of this Agreement begins upon approval of your Affiliate account by WoodsmithPlans.com and ends when terminated by either party. Either you or WoodsmithPlans.com may terminate the relationship at any time, for any reason or no reason, by giving the other party written notice of termination.

  9. Modification

    WoodsmithPlans.com may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and will take commercially reasonable steps to notify you of the modification. If a modification is unacceptable, you may terminate this Agreement by giving notice of termination to WoodsmithPlans.com as provided in Section 8 above. If you do not give WoodsmithPlans.com notice within a reasonable time and continue to display the link to WoodsmithPlans.com on your website, then you will be deemed to have accepted the modifications.

  10. Limitation of Liability

    We will not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Affiliate Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Affiliate Program will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.

  11. Disclaimers

    EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, WOODSMITHPLANS.COM MAKES NO, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, THE LINKS, TRADEMARKS AND ANY OTHER SERVICE PROVIDED BY WOODSMITHPLANS.COM HEREUNDER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, WOODSMITHPLANS.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE, AVAILABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY, OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THE WEBSITE OF WOODSMITHPLANS.COM.

  12. Miscellaneous Provisions

    This Agreement will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa and the United States of America, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the Federal or State courts located in Des Moines, Iowa, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. This is the entire Agreement between you and WoodsmithPlans.com with respect to the Affiliate Program. Any modification to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties, except for modifications by WoodsmithPlans.com as set forth in Section 9 above. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.

Please note the following:

  1. Your default commission for affiliate traffic is 20%. Per the Terms of Service, commissions will increase (based on sales volume) up to 40%. The sliding scale below outlines volume commission rates:
    # of Eligible Products Sold per Month Commission Rate
    0-50 20%
    51-100 25%
    101-250 30%
    251-500 35%
    501 and up 40%
  2. By default, purchases from your site(s) are considered to be commissionable if those purchases occur within 3 days of the user clicking the link.

Step 3 - Tax Forms

As a Woodsmith Plans affiliate, you will be considered a contractor and therefore are required to complete and IRS W-9 form for U.S. residents or an IRS W-8 form for international participants. Additionally, our payments to you will be made via ACH, so you'll need to provide banking information as well.

Please download the form and either:

  1. Use Adobe Acrobat (or other PDF editor) to add text or
  2. Print it, complete the form, and scan it

Once complete, upload the form here. Remember to keep a copy for your records.


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