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Substack Affiliates

Affiliate programs for promoting Substack.

What is Substack Affiliates?

Substack Affiliates is a program that allows individuals to earn money by promoting Substack, a platform that enables writers and publishers to send digital newsletters directly to their subscribers. The program works by providing affiliates with a unique link that they can share with their audience. When someone signs up for a paid subscription to a Substack newsletter through this link, the affiliate earns a commission.

The Substack Affiliates program is a way for the company to expand its user base through word-of-mouth marketing. It's beneficial for both parties involved: Substack gains more subscribers, and affiliates earn a profit for their promotional efforts. The program is open to anyone, regardless of whether they publish their own newsletter on Substack or not.

How does Substack Affiliates program work?

Substack Affiliates program is a system that allows creators to earn money by referring new writers to Substack. The program works by providing creators with a unique referral link that they can share with potential new writers. When a new writer signs up for Substack using the referral link and starts earning from paid subscriptions, the referrer gets a commission.

The commission is typically a percentage of the new writer's earnings from their first year on Substack. This means that the more successful the referred writer becomes, the more money the referrer can potentially earn. It's a win-win situation as it encourages existing Substack creators to bring in more talented writers, while also providing them with an additional source of income.

How much can you earn from Substack Affiliates?

Substack does not currently offer an affiliate program, so there is no direct way to earn money from Substack Affiliates. Substack is a platform that allows writers to monetize their content directly through subscriptions. The earnings potential on Substack is largely dependent on the size of your audience and the price of your subscription.

However, writers can earn money on Substack by creating and selling subscriptions to their newsletters. The amount you can earn depends on the number of subscribers you have and the price you set for your subscription. For example, if you charge $5 per month and have 1000 subscribers, you could earn $5000 per month. Substack takes a 10% fee, so your net earnings would be $4500 per month in this example.

How to join Substack Affiliates?

Joining the Substack Affiliates program involves a few steps. First, you need to have an active Substack account. If you don't have one, you can create it by visiting the Substack website and following the prompts to sign up. Once you have an account, you can apply to become an affiliate by visiting the Substack Affiliates page and filling out the application form.

The application will ask for some basic information about you and your platform. After submitting the application, you will have to wait for approval from the Substack team. If approved, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to proceed. You will then be able to promote Substack on your platform and earn commissions for any new subscribers you bring in.

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