HootSuite – makers of the popular social media dashboard tool – announce an affiliate program allowing premium users to earn commissions when referring new customers to the Premium plans and University program.

Jan. 11, 2010 VANCOUVER, CANADA – HootSuite is ringing in the new year by annoucing the HootSuite Affiliate Program designed to help enthusiastic customers monetize their recommendations.

Starting immediately, HootSuite Pro and Enterprise plan holders can earn substantial commissions by referring customers to the HootSuite Pro and Enterprise products as well as the HootSuite University learning program.
Promotional Resources

The affiliate commission rate is 50% of the referred customer’s first payment on eligible products and includes credit for basic (free) plan holders who upgrade within 60 days of original click. Program payouts to affiliates begin via PayPal upon reaching a minimum threshold.

Affiliate Program participants can manage multiple campaigns, monitor account status, and track campaign success using a dynamic dashboard. Further, they can access a library of pre-built HootSuite marketing tools to share the products with their audience. Resources include promotional banners with built-in tracking codes and campaign-specific links to add to blogs, sites and social networks, or to share via chat and opt-in email channels.

Continued Growth

HootSuite offers social media dashboards for web and mobile platforms which allows businesses and individuals to manage multiple profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and more. The affiliate program is the next step for the fast-growing company who recently passed the one million user threshold.

HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes explains the reasons behind this marketing initiative:

“We wanted to give something back to the million plus HootSuite fans and supporters. Many of these hardcore users have been recommending HootSuite for a long time, and now they have a way create an income stream by sharing a tool they already enjoy. Our users know the product very well and we couldn’t have gotten to where we are at without their help and support.”

The company also recently announced expansion to Japan, translated web and mobile tools into more international languages, and won the Mashable Award (formerly Open Web) for Best Social Media Tool.


Affiliate dashboard screenshot

Affiliate account overview screenshot