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How to join the Creator Network
How to join the Creator Network

Steps for being part of the Creator Network (and managing your Creator Network settings after that).

Updated over a week ago

New creator partnerships and subscribers await

With the Creator Network, you can recommend creators for your subscribers to check out—and receive recommendations from other creators in turn! It's a fantastic way of partnering with fellow creators and growing each other's email lists together. 🤝

So, if you want in on the action, let's dive into:

NOTE: You can join the Creator Network only if you have a paid ConvertKit plan.

How to join the Creator Network

You can find your Creator Network settings by clicking the Grow tab in the top navigation, followed by Recommendations.

After that, complete these five easy steps to join the Creator Network!

1. Confirm your Creator Profile

Your Creator Profile is a one-page summary of who you are as a creator. It also features your email content, links, and products.

Subscribers will see the creator name, profile picture, and bio you've set up for your Creator Profile when other creators recommend you, so confirm the text and images that should be displayed for these.

Click Next when you're happy with your Creator Profile information.

Don't worry about getting your Creator Profile bio perfect the first time—you can always update it later! We recommend making it short, clear, and specific as to what you do.

2. Choose your creator type

Choose up to three options from the list of creator types provided:

Setting up your creator types helps us match you with similar creators, as they will be used in the Creator Network as filters. This way, you can be recommended by others like you more easily!

Again, click Next when you're ready to move to the next step.

3. Choose your topics

Similarly, select the topics you cover as a creator. You can choose up to three options here.

After that, click the Next button.

4. Select your Forms and Landing Pages

Choose the Forms and Landing Pages on which you want to display your Recommendations.

These Recommendations will appear right after a person has subscribed via your Form or Landing Page.

You can enable Recommendations on all your Forms and Landing Pages, or just selected ones.

Click Next when you've selected the Forms and/or Landing Pages on which you want to display Recommendations.

NOTE: If you are using third-party forms, select at least one ConvertKit Form or Landing Page to display Recommendations on first. After that, follow the steps here to display Recommendations on your third-party forms.

5. Choose creators to recommend

Last but not least, you'll be directed to the Discover page for selecting creators to recommend!

You can recommend up to 100 creators at once, but we will show up to five Recommendations on your Forms and Landing Pages at any one time.

These Recommendations can be either randomly chosen from your pool of recommended creators, or specific Recommendations of your choice. Learn how to customize the number and order of your Recommendations here.

The creators you recommend also need not be the creators who have recommended you (although they can be!).

Done with the setup? Then congratulations. You're officially part of the Creator Network. 🌐

NOTE: If you've followed these steps for joining the Creator Network but your Forms and Landing Pages aren't displaying your Recommendations, check out our troubleshooting guide here.

Optional: Set up Paid Recommendations

The Recommendations you've set up using the steps above are Free Recommendations in the sense that the creators aren't offering referral incentives.

Once you've added at least one Free Recommendation, you can set up Paid Recommendations where the creators you recommend will pay you for successful referrals!

Viewing your Recommendations

View reports of the creators you've recommended—and the number of subscribers you've sent their way—by clicking the My Recommendations page in the Creator Network settings:

Preview how your Recommendations will appear to subscribers who have just joined your email list by clicking the Preview button.

Meanwhile, click the + Add recommendation button to add a new Recommendation. Learn more about adding or removing your Free and Paid Recommendations here.

The Settings tab lets you:

  • Update the Forms and Landing Pages on which you want to display your Recommendations

  • Grab a link to your standalone Recommendations page (and share it!), and

  • Manage your Paid Recommendations settings in SparkLoop.

Finally, the Recommendations switch lets you turn all your Recommendations on or off at once.

NOTE: Turning off your Recommendations will cause you to leave the Creator Network—in other words, other creators won't be able to recommend you. 🥲

Viewing who has recommended you

On the Creator Network settings' Recommending me page, you can view reports of creators who have recommended you and the number of subscribers you've gained from these Recommendations.

The Creator Profile tab in the right sidebar displays your Creator Profile profile picture, name, and bio. Click the Edit Profile button to update these, or the Preview button to preview your full Creator Profile.

You can also click the Settings tab in the right sidebar to update your creator type and topics.

Finally, the Recommendations switch lets you turn on or off all the Recommendations you've received from other creators at once.

NOTE: Disabling Recommendations from other creators will cause you to leave the Creator Network—in other words, creators won't be able to recommend you. Neither will you be able to recommend other creators.

How to leave the Creator Network

If you no longer want to give or receive Recommendations, toggle the Recommendations switch on the Recommending me, My Recommendations, or Discover pages to the "Off" position.

Once you've started getting subscribers from the Creator Network, send them emails to welcome them to your community! More details in the article below 👇

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