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Refer A Friend - Give $10, Get $10

Hey Thinkific Team -


I'm trying to figure out how to orchestrate a refer a friend experience inside your platform. So the use case:

  • All new users received a referral code or referral URL that provides a $10 discount.
  • Users can then provide this code to their friends/network.
  • Every time their code is used, a $10 credit is applied to their account to be used towards future course purchases.

I've been trying to hack your affiliate functionality into supporting this use case but it seems to fall short of being able to (1) attach a unique discount to a referral link and (2) apply credits back to the account every time the referral link is used.

Any ideas or other useful work arounds?

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Hi there!


It's true that there is no real automated way to achieve that at this point in time - interesting idea, though!


For now, you can certainly set existing users up as affiliates by going to their user profile and selecting the checkbox for "Affiliate". That said, affiliate commission is percentage-based rather than currency-based right now, so you'd need to choose a percentage that makes sense - e.g. 10%.


Then, any new sales that the user brings your way will be tracked for a commission. Usually what instructors do is pay the commission directly, e.g. via PayPal, but you could always give out coupon codes to the users instead!


If you have any further questions about that at all, then please let us know.


Thanks!

Catherine

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