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Activate and Earn ~ HootSuite Announces New Affiliate Program for Better Social Media Networking

By Dave Olson | 4 years ago | 22 Comments

HootSuite Affiliate Program
Social Networking Tools

We’re starting off the new year with another big announcement: HootSuite is happy to announce the HootSuite Affiliate Program. This new program allows HootSuite premium plan holders to earn generous commissions by referring friends, colleagues, and clients to HootSuite Pro and Enterprise plans as well as HootSuite University.

Pays to Share

Many of you Hoot-fans already enthusiastically share HootSuite with your audiences… and starting today, Pro or Enterprise plan holders can receive 50% of the first payment amount received from all new customers referred via their channels.

Already Pro? Great! Activate your Affiliate membership and start accumulating credits right away.

Not a HootSuite Pro yet?Sign up for a free 30 day trial and see how the advanced features can help your social media efforts while also jump-starting your affiliate earnings. You can earn commissions on sign-ups for all of the HootSuite premium products – including Basic Plan referrals which upgrade within 60 days of clicking your affiliate link.

HootSuite Affiliate Program

Promo Tools

The HootSuite Affiliate Program allows you to create multiple campaigns and learn from all the related stats. When using the dynamic affiliate dashboard, participants can see an overview of their account as well as track all campaign results independently. Once you reach the $100 threshold, we’ll credit your PayPal account.

To help you promote HootSuite to your audience, we’ve also pre-built HootSuite marketing banners with affiliate codes included in the code snippet.

HootSuite - Social Media Dashboard

Add the handy campaign-specific links to your blogs, sites and social networks plus share through chat and (opt-in) emails to help gather new accounts. Ready to go? Visit hootsuite.com/affiliate to activate your account. Then, start sharing the good news… your account could pay for itself!

Handy Help

Questions? We created instructional resources to answer common questions and help you learn more about the program. Visit the Help Desk for Affiliate FAQs plus visit the Community Help Forums to discuss tactics with other participants.

Bonus: Facebook Pages Update

As an added bonus in this release, we’ve tuned-up the way HootSuite works with Facebook Pages. Now you can delete posts and comments from Facebook Pages you own right from the dashboard – but first you’ll need to re-authenticate your Facebook Pages.

When you attempt to delete a comment from Facebook Pages, you’ll be presented with a re-import popup. Simply follow the instructions to re-add each of your Facebook Pages and then enjoy the new tools. Not the owner of the Facebook Pages? Not to worry. You can send a message to the account owner to request the re-authentication.

Feature requests for Facebook Pages are a popular topic in the Feedback Channel, with these changes, HootSuite can easily continue to increase functionality.

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17 comments
Dian Smit
Dian Smit

it would be a interesting and a desirable

deal if for every month the customer pays, you the affiliate would get paid too ...

this sure would be more motivating to continue adding to success rather then having to start over every month.

Randy
Randy

Anywhere on your site says how much we are getting paid per referral. It's an important information for us to measure if it's worth pushing other advertisers for yours. Where can I find this information?

Vivek Parmar
Vivek Parmar

Thanks for offering affiliate program, looking ahead to join it

Keri
Keri

Thanks offering the program. I signed up yesterday, but have yet to post or tweet about it.

I would have liked to see examples of the promotional banners so I would know what I'm plugging in to HTML panels. Any plan to make those visible to program participants?

~Keri

jonathan
jonathan

Can we put it in our tweets from Hootsuite where it says "X hours ago via Hootsuite" Can the hotlink in contain our affiliate link as it is currently free advertising for you and has been for years. Would be a nice benefit to be a pro user.

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

@ Laura your post looks great - hope you have great success

@ Rob MMM double double and a cruller sounds tasty! keep in mind, HootSuite offers other service levels and products for the affiliate program including University tuition, customer URL shorteners, team memberships, and Enterprise accounts - each of these will provide much more than the $3 so you can get a sandwich with your coffee ;-).

Thanks both for your feedback

Rob Maguire
Rob Maguire

"Generous commissions?" I think that self-appraisal is a bit, well, generous. A one-time 50% commission on a new Pro account will earn a user less than $3 — barely enough for a double-double and a honey cruller.

Other affiliate programs — like the one run by the fine folks at madmimi.com — offer a commission for every month a referred user pays for service. Now that's what I call generous.

Dian Smit
Dian Smit

many people around me have started to use Hootsuite ...

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

You can see them all in the Affiliate Dashboard

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

Custom attribution is an interesting idea. Thanks for your feedback.

Randy
Randy

This doesn't answer my question, unless I somehow missed the page that offers the payout plan. I didn't ask where the FAQ pages are. Thx.

Buddy
Buddy

Most people will sign up for bare minimum of $6/month. 50% of that amount is less than $3, it's a one-time pay.

It doesn't look like it's worth replacing other affiliate adverts on our sites with Hootsuite's. The general payout is also lower.

I support Hootsuite, but the deal is not good to consider.

Daniel Robles
Daniel Robles

Pro or Enterprise plan holders can receive 50% of the first payment amount received from all new customers referred via their channels.

Commissions are calculated by base price of a HootSuite plan plus optional upgrades. Hence, commissions increase with optional upgrades.

I hope that helps you.