Welcome to the Tailwind Affiliate Program! I’m Melissa Megginson and I’m the Community Manager here at Tailwind. I also have the pleasure of running our affiliate program! Thanks to our amazing affiliates like you, we’ve become one of the top 100 merchants over all of ShareASale!
As the head of our affiliate program, I am here for just one reason…to help you!
My job is to make sure that you’re set up for success as a Tailwind Affiliate. That means providing you with all of the resources, tips, and tools you need to become the most successful affiliate you can be!
Let’s get started by learning a bit about how Tailwind’s affiliate program works. In the document below we’ll go over:
As always, I am here to help you. So don’t be afraid to reach out with any and every question you have! My email is [email protected]
What it means to be a Tailwind Affiliate
Being a member of our affiliate program doesn’t just mean that you can make money by sharing our site. It means a lot more than that.
As a Tailwind Affiliate, you are now in a position of knowledge and authority in the Tailwind community. You educate your audience on how they can be more successful with their marketing. And without you, they would have no way to find the tools they need to be successful.
Our challenge to you is to fully embrace that position. Go into this adventure wanting to teach others to succeed. With that mindset, you’ll also set yourself up for success with the affiliate program.
We spent a lot of time speaking with successful affiliates to learn what exactly they do to find success. What we’ve found is that the most successful affiliates don’t make a lot of money because they represent companies that offer them the highest commission rates or the best incentives. They find the most success from sharing products that they believe in. Our top affiliates share Tailwind because they have personally used it to propel their business forward and they want to help others find the same success. They want to help their audience more than they want to profit off of them. And in turn, they’ve ended up creating incredible recurring revenue streams from their desire to help others succeed.
Making Money as a Tailwind Affiliate
In this section we’ll go over:
- How our commission structure works
- How our bonus structure works
- How to amplify your earnings
Tailwind has a number of different products and product tiers that you can use to make money. While we have a $0.01 commission for tracking free signups, the real money happens when someone upgrades! Commission for any of these upgrades is 15% recurring for life. Here is an overview of the different products we offer and how much you can make from each.
Annual and Monthly Plus Plans
We have two options with our Plus Plan — either paying monthly or annually. The commission for these plans is:
- The monthly plan costs $15 a month, which is $2.25 in commissions for every month that the person you referred is a paying member.
- The annual plan costs $119 a year, which is $17.98 in recurring commission for every year they are a paying member.
A basic level of our Tribes product comes with the Plus Plan. Members can join 5 Tribes and submit 30 pieces of content each month. However, if they would like to do more with Tribes, they can purchase PowerUps on top of their Plus Plan.
Tribes Pro: 10 Tribes memberships and 80 Tribes submissions per month.
- The annual price is $159.76, which is ~$24 in additional commission every year.
- The monthly price is $22.48, which is $3.37 in additional commission every month.
Tribes Max: unlimited number of Tribes and 200 Tribes submissions per month.
- The annual price is $199.76, which is ~$30 in additional commission every year.
- The monthly price is $29.98, which is ~$4.50 in additional commission every month.
Tribes Unlimited: unlimited number of Tribes and submissions each month.
- The annual price is $359.75, which is ~$54 in additional commission every year.
- The monthly price is $59.98, which is ~$9 in additional commission every month.
Tailwind’s Plus Plan comes with 250 SmartLoop posts, which is counted as 1 Pin to 1 Board. For example, if someone adds the same Pin image to 3 Boards, that would equal 3 SmartLoop Posts. Members can purchase PowerUps to add more SmartLoop posts on top of their Plus Plan.
SmartLoop Pro: 500 SmartLoop posts.
- The annual price is $59.88, which id ~$9 in additional commission every year.
- The monthly price is $7.50, which is $1.13 in additional commission every month.
SmartLoop Max: 1,000 SmartLoop posts.
- The annual price is $119.88, which is ~$18 in additional commission every year.
- The monthly price is $15, which is $2.25 in additional commission every month
SmartLoop Unlimited: Unlimited number of SmartLoop posts.
- The annual price is $359.88, which is ~$54 in additional commission every year.
- The monthly price is $45, which is $6.75 in additional commission every month.
Tailwind Unlimited Bundle
- For the Tailwind power user, we have our Unlimited Bundle deal which includes the Plus Plan and Unlimited Tribes and SmartLoop PowerUps.
- Tailwind’s Unlimited Bundle costs $479 per year, which is $71.85 in annual commissions. By bundling the annual Plus Plan with the Unlimited PowerUps, members are able to save $360 a year compared to paying for each separately.
Important! If someone has previously upgraded with your affiliate link and decides to purchase an additional Tailwind account or a PowerUp later, you will still earn the additional commission on those purchases! So be sure to keep teaching your audience about the value of all of the Tailwind Suite including: Tailwind for Instagram, Tailwind for Pinterest, Tribes and SmartLoop.
Bonus Commission Opportunities
On top of our regular commission structure, we also offer flat bonus commissions for high-impact actions.
Disclaimer: All content submissions will be reviewed for quality, accuracy, and FTC compliance. Content submissions that lack any of the above will not receive the bonus or be eligible for paid promotion until the necessary changes are made.
First Content Piece Bonus:
- Every affiliate is qualified to earn a $25 bonus the first time they create a compelling piece of content.
- Just make sure you share it with us by filling out the content submission form, which can be found here.
Launch and Promotional Bonus:
- When we have a product launch or the launch of a new promotion, we will ask our affiliates to help amplify that message. In return, we will offer a larger bonus for helping us get the word out.
- To be in the loop on those bonus opportunities, make sure you keep an eye on your emails!
Amplifying Your Earnings
Wait… did I say paid promotion up there?
Yes in fact I did! Part of the reason our affiliate program has been so successful is that we will pay to promote your content at no cost to you! This will help to grow your reach and rake in those hard-earned commissions that you deserve!
That’s it for now! Be sure to keep your eye out for new affiliate emails, there will be a few more coming to you very soon!!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time by email at [email protected]