How to join and get your partner link

Anyone on an active beehiiv plan (free trials included) can take advantage of our beneficial Partner Program by accessing it via the dashboard in your account. 

This article will cover how to join the Partner Program (PP) from your dashboard and get access to and start using your partner link, then how to monitor your referrals. You’ll only need to do the first 4 steps of the process outlined below once. Then after you’re all set up in your account, refer to our Getting Started guide for next steps and to access an arsenal of tools and tips so you can make the most of your beehiiv partner link.  

First, sign up and get your link

  1. From the left hand panel in your account, click on Partner Program.

  2. If it’s your first time visiting this area in your account, you’ll be greeted by a popup form asking you to join the PP.

    Select an option under the What best describes you? prompt.

  3. Review our Terms of Service by clicking on the TOS link. Then, when ready, click on the Accept & Join Partner Program button.

  4. After you’ve joined the PP, you’ll be brought to your private dashboard where you’ll have access to your custom partner link.
    Under Your Partner Link, click on Share & Earn to copy the link to your clipboard.

Next, become tax compliant so you can get paid 

After joining the beehiiv Partner Program as outlined above, the dashboard in your account has everything you need to track your referrals and more. The first thing you’ll want to do is become tax certified with the PP so that you can get paid for the referrals you send. 

On the lower half of your PP dashboard, you’ll find tabs for Start Here (which it’ll be opened on), Share, and Unlock Payouts. Click on the button in the 3rd box for Unlock Payouts

Tech Note: We use Paypal as our payment processing partner for the PP, so you will need to sign up for a Paypal account if you do not already have one in order to get paid commissions from the PP. 


Start using your partner link

By default, your partner link will look similar to this example:

Pro Tip: If you would like to customize your link, edit your link, and or create additional partner links please reach out to our support team and we can help you do this on the backend. 

You can use your partner link with any pages found on beehiiv marketing sites including:

Should you want to send your referrals to a particular page on a beehiiv site, you can simply add your partner extension to the end of the page URL (that’s the ? and beyond, ?via=tyler). 

Here are a few examples:



Don’t forget to include a partner disclosure 

As a member of the beehiiv Partner Program, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) legally requires that you tell your audience that you are using partner links.

This can be done in 2 ways: 

  • You can add a partner disclosure message to the pages that you use your partner link on.
  • You can provide a link to a page where your audience can read a full partner disclosure message.

If you would like more information on the legality of using partner links, please visit the FTC website


Then monitor your referral action

Your PP dashboard is where you can check in on the action from your referrals. Keep in mind that there is a 30-day trial period and then a 30-day provisioning window, so you’ll need to be patient.  

Pro Tip: If you have any questions about the process or would like beehiiv assets to promote your partner link, just scroll down in your PP dashboard and click on the Resources or FAQ tab.

When your partner link referrals start rolling in, you’ll be able to see all of your stats at a glance from the top of your dashboard. 

  • Visitors are the unique traffic you create, as in when someone clicks a valid PP link and lands on your site.
  • Leads represent the amount of visitors/traffic that actually sign up for a beehiiv account.
  • Conversions show the amount of those leads that end up paying for any beehiiv plan after their 30-day trial.
  • Commissions show your total commissions to date, as well as what is pending, due, and paid.



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