Make Money Online with Squarespace Affiliate Program

Go back to the early days of the Internet and you’ll find that it was incredibly rare for regular folks to have their own websites. It’s a remarkably different story today, but some people still think that it is difficult to design their own sites. And that’s where you can capitalize on an opportunity.

In today’s review, we’ll be taking a look at the Squarespace affiliate program. You may have already heard about this content management platform, but did you know that you can rake in some serious dough telling people to use it?

Web Design for the Rest of Us

Before I get into the affiliate program, it’s probably a good idea to give you a brief description of Squarespace. In short, it is a publishing platform that allows you to design “exceptional website” without ever touching a single line of code.

Quite unlike many other alternatives, Squarespace is actually a fully hosted and fully managed environment. This means that while you should still go out to buy your own domain, you don’t have to deal with any hosting issues. You can also use the intuitive yet powerful online interface to completely customize your site.

The best way to understand how Squarespace works is to take a look at the video tour. After watching the overview video, you can go down the left sidebar on that page to get more details about each of the different components. Changes to your site design, like dimensions and colors, can be previewed in real time.

Examples of What Squarespace Can Do

Another way to get a sense of what is possible with Squarespace is to check out the live examples. Below is a screenshot from The Hills Market website, powered by Squarespace.

If you go to the main page for examples, you’ll see a number of different categories of sites that use the publishing platform. These range from blogs to e-commerce sites, non-profit organizations to photography portfolios. This versatility is a great selling point when it comes to promoting Squarespace.

The Lucrative Affiliate Program

And this is where you can earn some big bucks.

The affiliate program is powered by Impact Radius. If you don’t already have an account with Impact Radius, you’ll need to sign up for one before you’re able to promote the Squarespace platform and earn referral commissions.

The signup process is pretty standard as far as affiliate programs are concerned. It’ll ask for your name, mailing address, your preferred promotion channels, and so on. You will then need to verify your e-mail address and wait for account approval.

As you may have noticed, Squarespace has different pricing plans, so it only makes sense that there are different payout levels. However, even the cheapest level (Standard) pays out a referral commission of $50. Remember that your referrals will only be paying $12/month for the Standard plan if they sign up for one year.

Bump that up to the Advanced or Business plans and you’re earning commissions of $70 and $100, respectively. That’s quite the lucrative affiliate program. If you happen to be a consultant or are otherwise offering web-related services, you could easily “recommend” Squarespace to your clients and earn juicy commissions along with your usual rate.

A Powerful Alternative to WordPress

You may have seen Squarespace promoted around the Internet and now you know why. It looks to be a fantastic publishing platform with lots of versatility. It also looks to be quite easy to use and understand, even for people who aren’t terribly familiar with web design.

The high payouts, starting at $50 per referral, are pretty enticing. It’s also great that they have 45-day cookies (plus 30-day free trials), but the 60-day payment schedule might be longer than some affiliates would like to have.


33 thoughts on “Make Money Online with Squarespace Affiliate Program”

  1. WozGman says:

    This looks great, another income stream providing an essential service. Thanks Guys

    1. Looks like a great product and some quality sites in the examples. Nice payout on the affiliate program as well.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        Yeah, I agree. The payouts are great. Looks like a great affiliate program to consider.

    2. Make Money says:

      I’m going to give this a try and see how it goes.

  2. It seems to be a good alternative to wordpress but the difference is that wordpress is free, anyway I will try the affiliate program and see if it sells, thanks for sharing!

    1. WozGman says:

      Yes I agree, however it looks to be a bit more ‘managed’ than WordPress, so I’d imagine the extra value would be it that. I have used WordPress for years and would find it hard to give up some freedom, however some people may prefer Squarespace for this very reason.

    2. It looks like it’s a bit different that WordPress, maybe a little more manageable for the noobie, but still quality sites.

    3. Beside being free, wordpress has a well of resources that encourage expansion. This is new and will surely be hard to find plugins

      1. Make Money says:

        Everything has growing pains. Will be interesting to see how it grows though.

    4. Kevin Kimes says:

      I submit that this is not a WordPress competitor at all. It would fit a different portion of the market.

      The free WordPress installations are going to be centered around blog formats, and aren’t very user customizable. Installing themes means somebody else is customizing, but this allows the individual to design their own.

      This will also appeal more to folks who want a “website” rather than just a blog.

      Plus there’s the little-realized fact that when you pay for a service, there is some accountability and incentive for the provider to keep providing it, where free services have neither.

  3. Ryan Eagle says:

    Great post Michael! Keep ’em comin

  4. fazal mayar says:

    good stuff micheal as usual

  5. Louie Sison says:

    Another money making partner!

  6. I plan to look into the information on your site.

  7. Michael,
    How long has Squarespace been around. It will be tough to compete with WordPress due to their reputation. The affiliate commission looks real good though.

  8. Thanks for sharing an affiliate resource

  9. Alex says:

    Looks good …. price is quiet normal 🙂 I think, that is normal. $12/month …. is not so much if you not pay on every side of Internet 🙂


  10. Kevin Kimes says:

    That first paragraph made me post this:

    I had a website, that I wrote in HTML “manually”, online in 1996! It even had animated gifs! Hahaha!

    Who’s got me beat? 🙂

  11. Gabriella says:

    There are so many programs and products out there offering you results that never seem to happen – or rare in my expereince. These seem worth it and the payouts are quite good, too!

  12. andy says:

    sound good. i’ll check it first. On the way to the site.

  13. There is great example of affiliate and Web Design too,good work.

  14. Looks awesome and i accept that is really good and easy way,thanks for sharing an affiliate resource…

  15. Its great if we earn more money with this kind of affiliate networks

  16. a5v19 says:

    I have not heard about this affiliate marketing program so far but it is really cool!

  17. fas says:

    Payout looks good but they could have made it even better.

  18. Kevin Kimes says:

    The 60 day payout period is pretty long. I wouldn’t recommend that for newcomers who need their money coming in quicker to build up their business.

    The product seems very good, though, within a certain subset of the niche. The iPad & iPhone apps would be especially enticing to prospective buyers.

  19. Yeah this program is powered by Impact Radius.thanks for this whole sharing…

  20. Wow thanks again for this point that i can use the intuitive yet powerful online interface to completely customize our site.

  21. Looking quite interesting …. Would love to give a thought and read closely

    1. I would like to say thanks ZK…

    2. By joining affiliate programs we can earn something

  22. Elizbath says:

    Nice details shared about Squarespace..i would like to try Squarespace very soon…

  23. Thanks for sharing it would like to check it out about squarespace

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