Fiverr is arguably the most popular online freelancing platform in the world. It allows freelancers to offer their services to different buyers. But we bet you probably know about that already. However, did you know that Fiverr also has an affiliate program?
The Fiverr affiliate program has existed for a while now. It is a part of the company’s expansion strategy that also saw it dip into other ventures such as Fiverr Learn, AND CO, ClearVoice, etc. Fiverr has two affiliate programs. The first one, which we are going to talk about today, is a self-hosted affiliate program. You can find the second one on the CJ Affiliate platform.
The Fiverr affiliate program lets you earn commission by referring buyers to the services offered by Fiverr. Although it mainly focuses on promoting different freelancers’ gigs to buyers, you can also use it to promote other Fiverr ventures as well.
How to join the Fiverr Affiliate Program?
To join the program, you must head over Fiverr’s website. At the bottom of the website, you will find a link for affiliates. After clicking that link, the website will redirect you to the affiliates section of the website where you can sign up.
The signup process is very straightforward. You must provide Fiverr with some information regarding yourself and your promotional activities. Unlike other affiliate programs, you don’t need to go through an approval process. As soon as your signup process is complete, you can log into the program and start promoting.
How much commission do they pay?
As an affiliate, Fiverr pays you for promoting any of their services. The program offers you three types of unique commission plans. These commission plans are listed below.
In the Cost Per Action (CPA) plan, you can get paid for each user that Fiverr considers a First-Time-Buyer (FTB). You will earn for the first order a customer makes following your link.
The Revenue Share commission plan allows you to get paid a percentage of every order. Unlike the CPA plan, you don’t only get paid for the first action of a buyer. In this plan, you get paid whenever your referred buyer makes a purchase.
The commission percentage depends on Fiverr’s commission rather than the value of the full order. It means you will get paid a commission out of the 20% commission that Fiverr withholds from every order.
The Hybrid plan is a combination of both the CPA and Revshare program. However, the commission rates may be lower as compared to if you choose the other two programs.
Pros and Cons
The Fiverr affiliate program may have some pros and cons. The pros are:
- It’s relatively easy to market because of global recognizability.
- You can promote it on social media platforms as well.
- You can select from every possible type of freelancing services to promote.
- They provide you with great offers to promote Fiverr Pro services ($150 CPA is very worthwhile).
- All your links include a 12-month tracking cookie.
The cons are:
- CPA plan gets you a limited commission for only first-time purchases.
- Not all freelancers offer the best quality, so you must do some research to promote only the best out there.
- The payout threshold is $100 that some may consider high.
- The support team is not very experienced.
Is it worth it?
Whether the program is worth it or not depends on you and your audience. If you already have a platform where you can promote Fiverr, then it may be worth a go. You may have to put some work into it, though. Likewise, if you have an audience that you know will convert to sales, then that can make it worthwhile as well.
You might also like to read about the Etsy affiliate program. It works really well on creative fashion and jewellery sites where you can promote unique items.
If you’d like to find out more about Fiverr, read this article all about Fiverr Pro.