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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 Recommendations 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:

How to join the Creator Network

Go to your Creator Network settings by clicking the Grow tab in the top navigation, followed by Recommendations.

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

1. Confirm your Creator Profile

Your Creator Profile is your mini website. It features content like your newsletters, links, and products.

Subscribers will see the profile heading, byline (optional), 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. Choose creators to recommend

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

NOTE: You'll see a toggle for switching between Free and Paid Recommendations. Stick to selecting Free Recommendations for now—you'll need to take extra steps before you can set up Paid Recommendations.

You can recommend up to 100 creators at once, but we will show up to five Recommendations at any one time.

These Recommendations will appear right after a person has subscribed via the Forms or Landing Pages for which you've enabled Recommendations. By default, Recommendations will show for all your Forms and Landing Pages, but you can edit which of them show Recommendations in the Settings. If you don't have any Forms or Landing Pages, your Recommendations will appear on your Creator Profile.

The 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. All creators using Free Recommendations are seeking voluntary recommendations without offering monetary incentives in return.

Paid Recommendations, on the other hand, are where you'll find a pool of creators who'd pay you to recommend and drive quality subscribers to them.

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.

Use the toggle at the top of the page to switch between your Free and Paid Recommendations reports.

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

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.

If you don't want certain creators to recommend you, learn how to block them here.

Customizing your Recommendations settings

Click the three vertical dots at the top right of any Creator Network settings page (e.g., the My Recommendations page) > Settings to access your Recommendations settings.

From these settings, you can customize your:


Click My Profile in the left sidebar to access your profile settings.

Here, you can view the creator name, profile picture, and bio that potential subscribers will see when other creators recommend you.

Click the Edit Profile button to update these, or the Preview button to preview your full Creator Profile.

You can also edit your creator type and topics:

  • Click the dropdown menu under the relevant section to add new types or topics.

  • Click the ✕ button next to any existing type or topic to delete it.

Click Save when you're done to save your changes.

Blocked creators

Click Blocked Creators in the left sidebar to view your list of blocked creators. This tab will appear only if you have blocked at least one creator.

Unblock any creator by clicking the Unblock button next to their name.

Click Save to save your changes.

Recommendations locations

Click My Recommendations in the left sidebar to customize where you show your Recommendations.

Here, you can:

  • Edit where to show Recommendations: Click the Edit button under the Recommending on section to select the Forms and Landing Pages on which you want to display Recommendations. If you want to display Recommendations on third-party, non-ConvertKit forms, follow the steps here instead.

  • Enable Recommendations by default: Choose whether to show Recommendations on all new Forms and Landing Pages you create in the future. If you've just joined the Creator Network, this option will be enabled by default.

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

If you've made any changes to these settings, click Save to save your changes.

How to leave the Creator Network

If you no longer want to give or receive Recommendations, click the three vertical dots at the top right of any Creator Network settings page (e.g., the My Recommendations page) > Settings.

Then, click Turn off Recommendations.

Click Turn off in the window that pops up to confirm your choice.

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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