Affiliate payouts are tracked through the affiliate management system, which is a separate system from CallTrackingMetrics. Payouts are processed at the end of each month via PayPal. So, for example, earnings in November will be paid out at the end of December.
You will receive a payout once your payout balance is at least $25. If your balance is below $25, then the balance will continue to build up until it reaches $25.
Please note that affiliate conversions are not tracked in real time in the affiliate system. They are uploaded at the end of each month. So, for example, you would see all conversions for September uploaded at the end of October.
You will receive an email with your payout (if you are receiving one) at the end of the month.
Payouts are for all activity through the month prior. So, activity through September is paid out at the end of October.