The affiliate programs allow all ArtStation users the opportunity to earn extra income by leveraging support and promotion from the community.
ArtStation Promotion Program
If the product is discovered with no referrer on the Marketplace or via an ArtStation promotion or marketing campaign, ArtStation acts as an affiliate and retains the 3% commission on Pro sales.
For Non-Pro users, this fee is included as part of the 12% ArtStation Selling fee.
Self-Promotion (For Pro Sellers)
As a Pro seller, you can earn more by promoting your own product on ArtStation with your affiliate link. You can either copy the special link on the published product page or click on the link for the product you want to promote on your Manage Products page.
Earnings via your self-promoted affiliate link will be 95% of sales. (Minus the 30 cent transaction).
Community Affiliate Program (For Sellers and Non-Sellers)
To take part in the community affiliate program, simply copy the special link on a product page from a Pro seller and share it.
All sales made through the affiliate link will earn a 3% commission.
Contract Affiliate Program (For Sellers and Non-Sellers)
Partner directly with sellers to earn higher commissions. Sellers may work with influencers or ambassadors to expand their reach and increase sales.
Contract affiliates can earn anywhere from 20% - 80% on each sale.
As a seller, to create a contract,
- Go to your Store section in the dropdown menu and select “Seller Profile”
- From there, go to Affiliate Contracts on the left side menu and click “Create Contract”
- Make sure the affiliate partner you are working with is on ArtStation and search for them to select the user you are creating the contract for.
- Set a commission rate of anywhere between 20%-80%. This is how much they’ll make on each product they recommend.
- Specify whether you want the contract to apply to all your products (including future ones) or select specific products as part of the contract.
If you want to change any of the terms of the contract with this partner, you will need to cancel the contract and create a new one.
How do I get paid?
To get paid, you will need to add your payment information. You can receive payment through PayPal or direct deposit into your bank in your local funds.
From your Avatar menu, click on "Payouts" to add your payout method. You can also select how often you want to get paid and view information about your payouts.
How do I access my affiliate profile and see how my links are performing?
Go to your Avatar menu and select “Affiliate Profile”. There, you’ll be able to get a breakdown of the product views, cart ads and sales from your referrals.
How do I become a contract partner?
Only Pro sellers can create affiliate contracts. If you would like to work with a seller to promote their products and earn higher commissions, reach out to the seller directly to offer your services and negotiate your commission.
How can I calculate my potential earnings?
Simple. Just use this calculator linked below: