Grow with referrals

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Some of the largest and most successful newsletters in the world utilize a referral program to turn their readers into evangelists. Think Morning Brew, The Skimm, The Hustle, Milk Road, and countless others.

Back in 2021, beehiiv launched as the first email platform with a native referral program directly built-in.

Today, we’re launching a total refresh of the feature to make it easier than ever to scale your readership with referrals. Here’s what else is on deck:

📈 Referral Program
⚙️ New App Navigation
💰 Partner Program

Let’s break it down 👇️.

Referral Program

When I was at Morning Brew, the referral program accounted for over 1M new subscribers. With beehiiv’s native Referral Program you can mimic the exact same functionality.

Your readers are likely already talking about your newsletter, the Referral Program just gives them more of an incentive to do so 🙂.

The setup is remarkably easy…

  1. Add your unique milestones and rewards.

  2. Create automated notifications for your readers.

  3. Manage and track the fulfillment of all of your milestones and rewards.

We also expanded the types of rewards you can offer to three options:

  • Physical — for sending physical goods to readers

  • Digital — for sending digital access, online invites, or other virtual resources.

  • Promo codes — for sending either static or single-use promo codes to your readers.

After building your referral program, it can run entirely on auto-pilot because:

  • Each reader is automatically given their own unique referral link.

  • You can add a dynamic referral section directly into your newsletter with a single click.

  • Your readers can access a private page on your website to track their referrals and progress.

  • Notifications and rewards are sent automatically when milestones are achieved.

We also gave the Referral Program dashboards a total refresh to provide more data and insights so you can scale in confidence.

Note: The Referral Program is only available to users on paid plans. You can learn more and/or upgrade here.

New App Navigation

  • The Good News: We have been relentlessly dropping new features nearly every week for over two years.

  • The Bad News: It’s gotten a little clunky in there with all of the recent updates.

To alleviate this, we’ve launched a totally revamped app navigation, which will make it easier to access the things that matter most to you.

The new layout is designed to reduce clutter, minimize clicks, and optimize the most impactful in-platform actions.

Don’t worry, we didn’t remove any features. If you aren’t able to find something with the latest changes, here’s an overview of what has moved in the app navigation.

Partner Program

The beehiiv Partner Program is one of the most generous affiliate programs on the internet and has allowed us to share hundreds of thousands of dollars directly with our users ❤️.

The Partner Program is always accessible from your account… and you can now create and use multiple custom links to track different campaigns and conversions 💪.

Just click on Earn More in the new top navigation to get started.

With your custom partner links you can:

  • Share your unique links with friends, family, and colleagues.

  • Share it in your newsletter, on social media, or wherever you want to recommend beehiiv.

You’ll receive 50% of all revenue from referrals for 12 months.

💰 Pro Tip: Referring just 5 people per month can lead to over $25,000 in partner revenue per year!

Plus, you’ll be able to track your leads and earnings in real-time all directly within beehiiv.

P.S. We send the top partner each quarter on an all-expenses paid trip to an exotic beach location as part of our beehiiv Beach Club. This quarter’s leaderboard is wide open for the taking → pack your bags for the Bahamas.

What are Boosts?

The easiest way to passively earn revenue from your newsletter. Period.

Browse hundreds of offers like the ones below in the Boosts Marketplace, apply to those that align with your newsletter, then passively earn revenue for each subscriber you send their way.

Link to newsletter 
Earnings per lead: $2.00
Max payout per email Boost: n/a

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $2.00
Max payout per email Boost: $800

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $2.00
Max payout per email Boost: $800

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $1.60
Max payout per email Boost: $640

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $1.20
Max payout per email Boost: $400

Link to newsletter
Earnings per lead: $1.20
Max payout per email Boost: $480

From the hiiv 🐝

the hiiv is the official beehiiv Slack community, home to thousands of the top newsletter operators in the world.

Given the new updates we just launched for the Referral Program, this felt like a fitting highlight from the community. Next stop: 1000 📈.

Note: The hiiv is only available to users on paid plans. You can learn more and/or upgrade here.

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