How to make money while you sleep with affiliate links from partner program Creative Market.
So let me start off by saying, of course you will have to put in the hard work during the day, but in the long run it will pay off and you will be able to make money while you sleep. I love waking up in the morning and seeing what all that hard work has brought in.
Here’s how it all started. In 2016 I opened up my Creative Market shop and also joined their partner program.
By joining the partner program you will earn 10% of every purchase for an entire year from all new customers you refer to Creative Market. So I did just that. I started sharing products I love a couple times a week on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and here on my blog.
After a while more and more people clicked on my links and after just a couple of weeks I started making sales. Sounds too good to be true right? Well believe it, it’s true. Below you will find an overview of how long it took to start making sales and the amount of followers I had at the time.
After 1 week
276 Clickthroughs – 2 Referrals – 0 Sales – $0.00 Earned
Pinterest (3012 followers) Instagram (1869 followers) Twitter (76 followers) Blog (52,086 views)
After 2 weeks
1185 Clickthroughs – 5 Referrals – 0 Sales – $0.00 Earned
Pinterest (3016 followers) Instagram (1883 followers) Twitter (79 followers) Blog (53,434 views)
After 3 weeks
1501 Clickthroughs – 14 Referrals – 7 Sales – $14.60 Earned
Pinterest (3030 followers) Instagram (1901 followers) Twitter (81 followers) Blog (53,803 views)
After 4 weeks
4295 Clickthroughs – 59 Referrals – 32 Sales – $56.20 Earned
Pinterest (3064 followers) Instagram (1935 followers) Twitter (141 followers) Blog (55,299 views)
After 2 months
38,380 Clickthroughs – 494 Referrals – 207 Sales – $343.50 Earned
Pinterest (3135 followers) Instagram (2110 followers) Twitter (232 followers) Blog (68,119 views)
After 3 months
81,120 Clickthroughs – 1082 Referrals – 496 Sales – $796.90 Earned
Pinterest (3180 followers) Instagram (2211 followers) Twitter (241 followers) Blog (95,719 views)
After 4 months
114,502 Clickthroughs – 1874 Referrals – 816 Sales – $1,301.90 Earned
Pinterest (3247 followers) Instagram (2322 followers) Twitter (245 followers) Blog (141,884 views)
After 6 months
274,197 Clickthroughs – 3717 Referrals – 2002 Sales – $3,178.20 Earned
Pinterest (3401 followers) Instagram (2532 followers) Twitter (255 followers) Blog (399,457 views)
1. Sign up with Creative Market partner program
Want to join the program yourself and try to make a little cash? Here is how to get the ball rolling. First of all you will have to sign up for the partner program here. It took about 2 weeks before I got the acceptance email I was anxiously waiting for. Once you have been accepted, all links you share from Creative Market will automatically have your code embedded in them so they can track your shares. To manually share any Creative Market links with your Partner code applied, you can add the following code to the end of the links: ?u=username
2. Share your links
So now it’s time to start sharing. Share your links on your blog, website, Instagram, Facebook or wherever else. If you do not have a Pinterest account it’s really worth the while. A great way to promote products is by joining group boards that are related.
If you are short on time you could set up a service that will automatically pin for you. This way you are able to promote your content and gain followers without having to pin each day. Read more about how to Boost your Pinterest account.
On the partner page you will find the stats of your links. It’s a shame you are not able to see where your traffic is coming from but hopefully one day they will add more details. Below you will find the breakdown of your stats.
Clickthroughs – the amount of clicks from the affiliate links you shared
Referrals – the amount of people that signed up to Creative Market via your affiliate links
Sales – the amount of sales you made with your affiliate links
Earned – the amount of cash you have earned
When a new user you have referred with your links joins Creative Market, you’ll earn a 10% commission on every single purchase they make for an entire year after they join. If you are a shop owner, that means you will make 80% of each sale when one of your referrals buys from your shop!
And that’s all you need to know. Why not give it a try and see if it works for you.
This post includes affiliate links, thanks for reading.