The new affiliate portal allows you to become an affiliate, look at your affiliate reports & manage your payouts. Let's get started!
*Note: If you do not have a HighLevel account, you can follow along at https://gohighlevel.firstpromoter.com*
These features are visible only to Agency Admins.
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New to the HighLevel Affiliate Program?
You can learn more about why the HighLevel affiliate program is the absolute best recurring revenue opportunity for Marketing Agencies all over the world by visiting the Affiliate Portal -> About page
This section explains all the benefits of being a HighLevel affiliate and gets you started on the path of making more recurring income. This page also allows you to get on a call with our affiliate manager and get your questions answered in our Q&A.
How do I know if I am already an affiliate or not?
All HighLevel agency accounts are automatically given an affiliate link (promoter referral code) when they signup for HighLevel. Most likely you'll already be an affiliate and would not need to signup for a new affiliate account.
If you are not a HighLevel customer but would still want to become an affiliate you can register here - https://gohighlevel.firstpromoter.com/
Where can I find my affiliate link?
You can find your affiliate link (promoter referral code) by going to Affiliate Portal -> Dashboard
Pro Plan Affiliate Link
You can also find your 14-day pro plan links here as well by clicking the "Links" dropdown.
Can I change my link?
Yes. If you would like to change the ref code on the end of your link click the customize link button!
Here you can edit the FP code of your Affiliate link. After that click "save" and you are good to go!
Can I have custom tracking with my link?
Yes! Yes! You can have one Promoter ID but create multiple link variations to be able to track which links brought in clicks and referrals. All sales from all affiliate links that you create will be attributed to the same affiliate account (yours).
This allows you to create links for different channels that you are promoting your affiliate link on and allows you track conversions better.
I am an existing affiliate. Where do I see my Reports?
To see a summary report of your page views, clicks, signups, customers & earnings by month please go to Affiliate Portal -> Details
How can I identify the people I have referred?
You can go to Affiliate Portal -> Referrals to see a list of the recent sign-ups that happened via your affiliate links. Further, you can see the trial, customer, paying -vs- cancelled breakdown of your leads.
Check out this help doc for more info about the Refferals tab here!
Successful affiliates use this information to create communities & groups (like slack channels, facebook groups, etc.) of all their agency referral clients to mentor them and keep them successful for a long time. Since HighLevel pays a recurring revenue it has a direct impact on your payouts.
You can also set up affiliate webhooks with Zapier! Learn how here!
How do I get paid?
You can set your payout preferences by going to Affiliate Portal -> Payment Details
We are now using a platform called “Tipalti” to help us with our affiliate payments! Affiliates can request different payment methods, get tax forms organized, and more while using Tipalti. (Learn more about Tipalti)
Go to payment details to get started and set up your account information to start receiving payouts through Tipalti.
Currently, affiliates cannot be paid unless they use Tipalti.
Note: These details are viewable with anyone with agency admin permissions. If you do not want other agency users to see this information swap them to an agency user role.
Agency Settings > Agency Team management(Team)> Edit user > User roles
Tipalti helps us manage payments, provides additional payment methods, and helps us stay compliant with all required paperwork for the affiliate relationship.
New Payment Methods:
- For US-based affiliates: Direct Deposit, PayPal, or Debit Card
- For International affiliates: ACH Transfers, PayPal, or Debit Card
A quick onboarding experience:
- The account can be set up in minutes
- The registration process allows the affiliate to choose and set up a preferred payment method
- In-app ability to complete required tax forms
A “one-stop-shop” for payments:
- Instant access to payment status and history
- Ability to make changes to the payment method
We approve and send all payments on the 15th of each month for all commissions earned the previous month. So, for example, if 3 people signed up through your affiliate link and paid for their $297 subscription on any date between Sept 1st and Sept 30th, you would receive 3 x $118 ($297 x 40% x 3) on October 15th.
Note: Each new signup starts with a 14-trial, but commissions are tracked based on the date they actually become a paid customer (not a trial signup).
Sometimes there may be a 24-48 hour delay for the arrival of funds into depending on your payment method.
Can I recruit more affiliates under my account?
Yes! You can add more affiliates under your affiliate account (sub-affiliates) to get a secondary commission from the sales made by your affiliates. HighLevel supports level 1 commissions (40% per month recurring) and level 2 commissions (5% per month recurring).
NOTE: All of your active HighLevel affiliates are already added as sub-affiliates to your account. Only use this feature if you are recruiting non-HighLevel users to be HighLevel affiliates.
You can read more about this here - https://www.gohighlevel.com/affiliate-policy
Where do I see my Sub-Affiliates?
You can go to Affiliate Portal -> Sub-Affiliates to see your sub-affiliates and level 2 commissions
Your Sub-affiliate tab is where you can check how well your affiliate customers are also promoting HL.
You will also get a 5% commission from customers they refer to HighLevel!