Creative Market affiliate links

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, InstagramTwitter, 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.

3. Stats
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

4. Earnings
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.

10 Comments

  1. Christina Charles 12 August 2016

    Thanks for posting this, I looked up referrals on creative market, cause I got 1. I have 22 clickthroughs and $0. Like you, its a start!! My site is not completely done and I need to really work on it. You really gave some inspiration today, that with a little work, it pays off. Thank-You, Christina Charles

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  2. Skyla Design 12 August 2016

    I'm glad I could inspire you. We all have to start somewhere so keep it up!

    What is the link to your site?

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  3. Christina Charles 12 August 2016

    Thanks for the reply, my site is http://www.householdboss.com. I started it back in February. I have 1 starter post up, and haven't looked at it since today! It's a work in progress and have some great ideas in store. I am planning on diving in when the kids go back to school. My time management really revolves around the kids and I haven't made time for myself, if I had, no telling where I'd be and the money I'd be making. So I am changing the site some more and planning my posts out! I do have a Pinterest board that I have some really good contributors on and I would be honored if you joined too… It's #1 Super Blogging Tips board I will send you an invite! Thanks again, Christina Charles

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  4. Marcia Cristina 14 September 2016

    Thank you Skyla! I've inspired me too and I will consider to be a partner there!

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  5. Skyla Design 20 September 2016

    I'm glad I could inspire you. Let me know how it works out!

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  6. Skyla Design 20 September 2016

    Sounds like a great plan. I just joined your Pinterest group.

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  7. Aisha Imran 29 November 2016

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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  8. Андрей Б. 8 March 2017

    Hello and thank you for your article!
    It's very inspiring.
    What are the requirements for the Creative Market's partner program?
    I saw that we have to add a website link or something like that.
    And also is it possible to download images from Creaative Market and use them in Pinterest?
    Is there some issues with the creative commons?
    Your experience will be very helpful. Thank you 🙂

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  9. Skyla Design 8 March 2017

    You do not need your own website to apply. The best way to promote is via Pinterest or Twitter, Instagram or whatever platform you have an account on.

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  10. Андрей Б. 8 March 2017

    Thank you!

    Reply

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