Ambassador Program Q&A

Influencers

This program is for a select group of people that are leaders in the paintball and airsoft communities. We are looking for people that have the power to influence others with a large social media following and traditional media. Influencers must also currently have a sizable and growing social media network, because social media is more and more important in today’s marketing world. If you have a solid following on social media platforms, it shows that people have an interest in you, your relevancy, and how you can carry a brand to the world. This is a non-exclusive program, meaning you are allowed to participate in other brand programs along with Valken's Ambassador Program. At this time, you must reside in the United States or Canada, but international opportunities could be announced at any time.

Influencer Perks:

  • You will receive 15% commissions on new orders that use your link or promo code (tax, handling, and shipping fees are excluded).

  • 25% off MAP of Valken Products only (some restrictions may apply).

  • After you reach $500 in commissions, you will receive $250 of Valken swag for FREE.

  • The top 15% of all Ambassadors receive new products before we launch them to the public for FREE.

  • On specific new products, you will be asked to be a tester and these products will be FREE.

  • Share ideas for new product designs or features to our R&D team.

  • Recognition on Valken social media networks.

Requirements:

  • Share promo links/codes on all of your social media platforms.

  • Create content and buzz for new product arrivals and launches.

  • When you receive FREE or discount Valken products, you are required to make a social media post within 7 days to promote the product.

  • Create content and post images of yourself using Valken products or merchandise on social media platforms.

  • Share brand message with organizations in your community.

  • Maintain social media accounts on at least five of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

  • Your Instagram page is set to public.

  • At a minimum, one social media post per week via the Valken Brand Ambassador Portal. Failure to make a post two weeks in a row without a justified reason, will result in your removal of the program.

  • Representing a brand should not be taken lightly. Any conduct unbecoming of any Influencer will result in your removal of the program.

  • Any Valken products that you receive for FREE cannot be resold for monetary gain. However, donations to raffles, events, or contests are permitted when Valken is also recognized.

Sponsored Players

This program is open to people who love to use Valken products, because you have had a positive experience with our brand. Valken wants to give players the opportunity to share their love of this hobby with others. We created this Valken Sponsorship Program to support people who also support us! This is a non-exclusive program, meaning you are allowed to participate in other brand programs along with Valken's Sponsorship Program. At this time, you must reside in the U.S. or Canada, but international opportunities could be announced at any time.

Sponsor Perks:

  • You will receive 10% commissions on new orders that use your link or promo code (tax, handling, and shipping fees are excluded).

  • 15% off MAP of Valken Products only (some restrictions may apply).

  • After you reach $250 in commissions, you will receive $100 of Valken swag for FREE.

  • You will receive pre-launch product information on new products with special discounts.

  • Vote on design or features for upcoming products.

Requirements:

  • Share promo links/codes on all of your social media platforms.

  • Create content and buzz for new product arrivals and launches.

  • When you purchase Valken products with your discount, you are required to make a social media post within 14 days to promote the product.

  • Create content and post images of yourself using Valken products or merchandise on social media platforms.

  • Share brand message with organizations in your community.

  • Maintain social media accounts on at least two of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

  • Your Instagram page is set to public.

  • At a minimum, make bimonthly posts on social media (once every two weeks) via the Valken Brand Ambassador Portal. Failure to make any post in any calendar month without a justified reason, will result in your removal of the program.

  • Representing a brand should not be taken lightly. Any conduct unbecoming of any Sponsored player will result in your removal of the program.

FAQ

What is the Ambassador program in a nutshell?
It is pretty simple. You use your social media platform to represent the virtues of a Valken product you believe in and use regularly. When you refer sales through the Valken portal, and we confirm that you referred the sale, we pay you a cut for your successful advertising and promotion.

Who can apply to be an Ambassador?
Anyone with a legal residence within the United States or Canada that already uses any of our Valken products can apply. We are not looking for possible relationship opportunities. We want to be genuine, and are looking for Ambassadors that actually believe in our products.

How do I apply to be a Valken Brand Ambassador?
Fill out an online application or send an email to the Valken Ambassador Liaison.

I play both Paintball and Airsoft. Can I be an Ambassador for both?
Unfortunately, no. We prefer 100% effort in one or the other. Splitting your efforts between paintball and airsoft will prevent you from reaching your full potential as an Ambassador.

What is the difference between an Influencer and Sponsored Player?
The largest difference is that Influencers have a much larger following on their social media platforms. Furthermore, Influencer posting requirements are twice the commitment of a Sponsored Player, and an Influencer must be present on several more social media platforms. Influencers have higher benefits, but it also requires more reach and effort.

I consider myself an athlete but not a top-ranked professional player, should I still apply?
Of course! Everyone has their different strengths and following on social media. Each applicant will be reviewed on an individual basis.

What’s expected of a Valken Brand Ambassador?
Maintain your social media posting requirements and maintain the highest level of sportsmanship both on and off the field of play.

How long does an Ambassadorship last?
Each Ambassador will be signed on an annual basis (12 calendar months).

How is an Ambassadorship renewed?
On an Ambassador’s anniversary, Valken will reevaluate your performance jointly, and both decide on what is best for the Ambassador and for Valken. We also understand life brings different seasons. Any Ambassador that leaves the program on good standing, can always return at a later time.

Will I be notified if I am awarded a sponsorship?
Yes, every applicant will receive notification whether chosen for the program, or not.

How do I get paid?
Ambassadors will receive their commissions via Paypal once a referred sale that resulted from one of their social media posts has been completed and verified. Normally within 1-2 business days.

Why was my commission denied?
First, it could be an honest mistake. Sometimes a notification gets missed, it is simply late due to events out of our control, there is a glitch in our system, or the products ordered are on backorder or out of stock. The second reason is that the Ambassador and the referred person of the sale have a directly connected relationship; i.e, family member, same household, etc. This will result in simply flagging the relationship between those two people as not valid. The final reason is for fraudulent purchases. This can be a result of the Ambassador making the purchase themselves, a sale that results in a chargeback, or a sale made with a stolen card.

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