All HubSpot Affiliates are required to complete agreement and remain in compliance with these terms. This list contains everything you need to know to be a HubSpot affiliate, including resources, recommendations, and some fun legal stuff.
If you're not yet part of the HubSpot Affiliate Program, you can apply here.
If you ever need anything else or have questions, feel free to reach out to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified: March 19, 2021
1. Commission Rates. Available commissions are set forth in the Affiliate Tool. Commissions may be based on either purchase or signup (not both), and purchase commissions may be calculated based on monthly or annual purchases at the rates set forth in the Affiliate Tool.
For Customer Transactions on our previous Affiliate Tool (Ambassador), commissions are only upon purchase (not signup). The commission rates are as follows:
You receive a flat-rate commission based on the customer’s first purchase and the tier of the product purchased
Starter/Basic: $250 USD
Professional/CMS: $500 USD
Enterprise: $1,000 USD
For example, if you refer a customer and they purchase Marketing Starter and Sales Professional at the same time as their first purchase, you will receive $250 + $500 for a total of $750.
d. Affiliate links may rely on cookies to track referrals. Therefore if cookies get cleared, we may not be able to track these events.
e. Cookie windows are stated in the Affiliate Tool.
For Customer Transactions on Ambassador, the cookie window is 90 days of clicking your affiliate link.
f. Only affiliate links can be used to track referrals. Incorrect use of affiliate links will cause inability to track referrals.
g. You cannot use affiliate links to refer clients you are servicing. You'll need to join the Solutions Partner Program and register them as a lead. You also can't be a billing contact or user of the account referred.
h. Fraudulent or stolen attribution is a non payable event. If we suspect fraud (for example, if we see that signups are all from the same city or IP address) we may require you to prove that the referrals are valid.
There are a number of other limitations that may result in commission not being paid - we encourage you to read the Marketing Affiliate Program Agreement for more information on this.
3. Upgrades/downgrades. You do not receive additional commission if a customer upgrades to a higher tiered product in the future. If a customer downgrades, you will receive the commission associated with that downgrade.
4. Attribution. In the event a single customer clicks two different affiliate links, the last affiliate gets the credit. We do, however, reserve the right to modify this in certain circumstances.
Promoting HubSpot1. HubSpot Branding
Capitalize the “S” in “HubSpot”. You’d be surprised at how many times that doesn’t happen. Sigh.
Use false or misleading statements on the benefits of using HubSpot (e.g. “Get rich quick with HubSpot”).
Modify or adjust the HubSpot wordmark or sprocket logo in any sort of marketing material you might create, including the creation of any visual badges or dual-logo lockups.2. What to call yourself
As we have multiple ways to partner with HubSpot and several ways to reference those relationships, here are some guidelines around what you can and cannot call yourself within the HubSpot Affiliate Program.
Do: Say you’re a “HubSpot Marketing Affiliate” or “Marketing Affiliate”.
Do Not: Refer to yourself as a Partner or that you’ve “partnered with HubSpot.” This includes press releases, references in videos, listings on your website, or in any other marketing material you may be using.
3. Buying Ads
You will not purchase ads that direct to your site(s) or through an affiliate link that could be considered as competing with HubSpot’s own advertising, including, but not limited to, our branded keywords. If running ads, you need to direct the ad to your own website (and not to hubspot.com).
Policies that don’t fit into the other buckets