If you are seeking extra income from your blog, website or social media channel then joining the Tailwind Affiliate Program and referring your readers to Tailwind for automated Pinterest and Instagram engagement can help you earn extra passive income.
Tailwind runs a SaaS (Software As A Service) platform for users looking to maximise engagement and interaction on Pinterest boards and Instagram accounts.
Pinterest has over 290 million active monthly users, and Tailwind is an inaugural partner of the Pinterest Marketing Developer Partner program. Instagram has a whopping 1 billion monthly users. Translation: A big audience for you to promote the product and earn income.
Is the Tailwind Affiliate Program an ideal fit for you to promote?
If any of your website audience or blog readers use Pinterest or Instagram, then Tailwind’s platform is an excellent fit for you to promote. The target audience is enormous, given the popularity of both networks.
Refer a paying subscriber to Tailwind and earn money for your efforts.
By the way, the Affiliate Program is available globally, not just to Australians, and financial numbers are in US Dollars.
How Much Do Tailwind Pay For A Referral?
Tailwind will pay you a commission of 15% on revenue generated from your referrals. The commissions recur monthly while your subscriber remains on the platform.
Tailwind price plans range from $9.99 to $799 per month, so the potential is formidable across a large cross-section.
The Tailwind Cookie
Tailwind is part of the ShareASale affiliate network, so all tracking links, reporting and commission payments are managed through the ShareASale dashboard.
When you sign up for the Tailwind Affiliate Program (via ShareASale), you are given a unique tracking link. The link contains a unique Affiliate ID, so the merchant knows you sent traffic arriving on their website.
You use the tracking link on your website or social media to direct visitors to the merchant’s website.
The merchant (Tailwind) stores your affiliate ID in a tiny text file (known as a cookie) in the visitor’s web browser. Cookies are used to track website visitors.
Every cookie has an expiry date; likewise, Tailwind puts a 90 Day Expiry on their cookie.
What this means in simple terms, is that if the person you referred purchases a Tailwind plan within 90 days then you get credited with the sale. The credit happens even if they didn’t click your link during future visits.
The period is known as the “Cookie Life” and 90 days is good.
How and When Do You Tailwind Pay You?
You don’t get paid by Tailwind directly, as the company have delegated payment and all the Affiliate Program administration to the ShareASale Affiliate Network.
ShareASale (who manage the administration of the program) send payments via Check or Direct Deposit. Payments are sent out on the 20th of every month, for the previous month’s locked commissions. For example, commissions that you earn in January, are eligible for payment on February 20th.
How to Enrol as a Tailwind Affiliate
Note: You won’t be able to access the second link without being a member of ShareASale first.
Who are Tailwind? What would I be promoting?
Tailwind focuses on opening the best Pinterest marketing and analytics platform to a broad audience. The software (known initially as PinLeague) was developed by Pinterest users and is used for brands to conquer Pinterest through automation and collaboration.
Your role as an “affiliate” of Tailwind is to refer people to their app/website. If any of those people make a purchase then you get a commission.
Tailwind membership includes features to:
- Discover Content
- Schedule Posts
- Monitor Conversations,
- Amplify Reach
- Analyse Results
- Form and Join in Engagement Groups “Tailwind Tribes”
The target audience includes anybody with a Pinterest or Instagram account.
Alternatives to the Tailwind Affiliate Program
If Tailwind or alternative engagement platforms for social media don’t match your target audience, check out some of the other Affiliate programs in the Affiliate Program Directory that might be a better fit for your niche.