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New Referral Program banners and graphics

Want an easy way to make more money and be the first to share with your friends and colleagues a great website for finding the perfect images or illustrations? Kill two birds with one stone by adding the banners to your website, blog or social network sites in order to refer new members to Cutcaster and get paid. The banners are automatically linked with your unique referral ID and you just need to cut and paste the code into your website. See the details below and check out the new referral page to download your unique referral banners and graphics.

Create a referral link

Add a referral link to your blog, or include it in an email or any other online communication.
Users who come to Cutcaster through your link and complete a transaction, regardless of if they sign up or not, will automatically be credited to your referral account. (Note: Users must have their cookies enabled for the referral to be credited to you.)

To create a link, add a forward slash (/) to the end of any Cutcaster URL, and then add your referral code, shown below:

Let’s say for our example the referral test code is: #R874219924


To share Cutcaster’s homepage: http://www.cutcaster.com/#R874219924
To share your Studio page: http://www.cutcaster.com/search/portfolio/874219924/

This will ensure that any users who click through from that link and make a purchase or sell an image through Cutcaster you will get a percentage of that royalty payment we collect. The referred user needs to have their cookies enabled and sign up or checkout within 30 days of clicking on your link.

Get paid

You can request a payout at any time after your account balance (unpaid accrued earnings) reaches $25. Payments are made via PayPal or by check.

Click the following link to sign up for Cutcaster’s referral program and get your banners today.

Click on the below graphics to see the entire banner.


Banner Design Challenge

Win credit prizes for designing the next set of banner and referral ads for the new Cutcaster.

Three winners will be selected based on their banner designs and first place will receive 250, second place 175 and and third will get 100 Cutcaster credits for their winning banners. In addition, we will post links to the winners’ websites or Cutcaster studios on our blog, write about the winners in our monthly newsletter and talk about them on our accounts at Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Your designs will be famous and visible anywhere we advertise or anywhere users embed their referral links.

To enter, select from any of the images at Cutcaster and use your imagination to create engaging and attractive referral / ad banners for any of the sizes below to promote the new Cutcaster.

480 x 60
728 x 90
125 x 125
250 x 250
300 x 250
120 x 600

Remember, the web banners are intended to attract both buying and selling traffic to Cutcaster so you can design for both.

How to Enter

Create a web banner / banner ad for advertising and our referral program.

You must use Cutcaster images (you can use comp images or purchase images without the watermark) that are currently in our image library to create the elements in your banners. You have the creative freedom to choose the image and the text that will motivate buyers and sellers to click through and visit Cutcaster.

The advertisement can be constructed from an image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), JavaScript program or multimedia object employing technologies such as Java, Shockwave or Flash, and can employ animation, sound, or video to maximize presence.

Each participant can enter up to 10 different designs.

Entries are due on March 15th, 2011. Cutcaster will select a winner and two runner-ups. Winners will be contacted by March 20th, 2011.

To learn more and see Contest FAQ and details please visit the Banner Design Challenge page at Cutcaster.

Finding Great Photos for your Blog or Website

In our first article on how to find good, affordable photos for your website or blog, we discussed how Cutcaster was a great image library that could save you money when using images to promote your website or blog.

Now your asking yourself where can you find images or illustrations that will maximize your website or blog’s visual appeal? Ever wonder where the bloggers get images that won’t break the bank? With a huge selection of affordable, high-quality images, Cutcaster is extremely popular with professional and casual bloggers who need great-looking, low-cost photos to engage their readers. You want the peace of mind of knowing that the images you use are free of intellectual property or copyright entanglements, and Cutcaster can give you these safe images quickly and economically. Images start at less than a dollar and you don’t even need to register to buy images from us.

As an added bonus, bloggers who want to join Cutcaster can enroll in our Referral Program, which is free to join and earns bloggers extra cash for referring photo buyers and photographers to Cutcaster. With just a few good referrals, the images and referral links will earn you enough money every month to pay for all your image needs. See how the referral program works here.