Affiliate Program Success Kit

Learn how to share CloudSpot with friends!

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The Basics

With this program, you give your friends 20% off their first 12 months and you can get up to $45 credit on your CloudSpot account for each upgraded referral.

Screenshot of the 'Refer A Friend' tab in the account settings. Here you can find your Affiliate Link.

Your referral dashboard is where all the action happens. You’ll be able to copy your referral link, track the number of users who signed up for a trial with your referral link, track those who converted from a free to a paid account, and your overall payout Analytics.

To access your referral link and dashboard, simply login to your CloudSpot dashboard, click My Account in the top right of your screen, and then Settings. On the left navigation bar, click Refer a Friend.

We’ve put together this Success Kit for everything you need to start earning referral credit.

Have questions about how to get started? Check out this article for all the details!

Affiliate Best Practices

We want to help you succeed as a CloudSpot Affiliate because when you win, we win too! Below are proven strategies currently helping our highest referrers:

1. Make the biggest impact with your CloudSpot referral link:

You’re already growing your photography business through sharing social media, emails, and more. The easiest way to implement your referral link passively is to add a small line of copy to the bottom of your posts or emails. Here are a few examples:

“Curious how I send my galleries to clients? Get 20% off your first 12 months of CloudSpot with my link!”

“Ready for a new way to send images to clients? Take 20% off your first 12 months CloudSpot using my referral link!”

“I am loving CloudSpot to send my clients their photos! Grab 20% off your first 12 months with my referral link!”

“CloudSpot is my online gallery of choice with branded galleries, mobile apps, and more! Get 20% off your first 12 months with my link.”

2. Create an informational blog post or YouTube video to direct your audience:

Informative and educational content is a big winner in our industry. Many of CloudSpot’s top referrers have a popular blog, YouTube channel, or educational course to inform other photographers about tips and tricks they have learned along the way. This can be you!

Create an intentional and educational blog and YouTube content to support and educate the photography community.

Blog and video titles including these popular keywords rank higher in searches:

“Online Gallery Tools”

“Client Galleries for Photographers”

“Best Client Gallery Software”

“Why I Use CloudSpot for My Photography Galleries”

“CloudSpot: The Best Online Gallery for Photographers”

“Competitor’s Name vs. CloudSpot: An Honest Review”

"How To" posts or videos

Consider creating content about getting started with CloudSpot such as: how to send your first gallery, upload your images with ease, or make your first mobile app. Here are some examples:

By Hope Taylor

By The Beginner Photography Podcast

Comparison posts or videos

If you’ve recently switched to CloudSpot from another gallery provider (or are familiar with other providers), consider doing a comparative post or video that showcases the differences between the two options and why you chose CloudSpot. You can link your referral link at the bottom of the blog or in the video description.

Photographer Toolkit posts or videos

If you have a full list of your favorite photographer tools, consider creating a list of these with a quick description of your favorite features and why other photographers should invest in them. We recommend at least 3 to 5 tools when you feature this type of list. Bold or highlight your referral links under each for a reader to easily find them.

3. Share on social media

Photographers are mostly found on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and TikTok. Hopping on Instagram Stories, Reels, or TikTok is a great way to publish content about your favorite brands. Make sure you tag (as well as other brands you mention) to increase the chance of getting your content reposted to a bigger audience!

Here are a few post ideas to get you started:

  • Share how you’re using CloudSpot. People love to see behind the scenes, so give them a peek of your workflow!

  • Do a roundup of your favorite photography platforms to a popular song on Instagram or TikTok to leverage viral trends.

  • Type out your referral link on your content or add the link in your bio for increased conversions! You can also utilize the Link feature on Instagram Stories and add them to Highlights for continued engagement. to increase the chance of getting your content reposted and a bigger audience!

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4. Leverage Facebook Groups

Lots of new photographers turn to Facebook Groups to get started learning. This is a great time to grab their attention and start them off right while earning CloudSpot Credits in the process. Go to photography-related Facebook Groups and make a post, comment, or use the search bar to search for specific keyword terms relevant to CloudSpot in order to share your referral link. Search terms may include: client gallery, send photos, online gallery, gallery provider, where to start.

Need help writing a comment? Here's one to get you started:

“Hey @ORIGINALPOSTNAME! I highly recommend CloudSpot for your photography business’ online gallery provider. I made the switch to them from _____ and it has been a game-changer for me! My favorite thing about their platform is ___________. If you want to give them a try, you receive 10GB for free. My referral link is _______ if you want 20% off your first 12 months!”

Not sure how to describe CloudSpot? We’ve got you covered.

Simply copy, paste, and modify the messaging below to match your voice to tell your audience what you’re loving about CloudSpot.

What is CloudSpot?

CloudSpot is an online gallery provider empowering photographers to grow their photography business. With stunning gallery layouts, storefronts, email templates, client mobile apps, customizable settings, social media marketing, and more, CloudSpot makes it easy for beginner and professional photographers to level up their photography business and earn more money in the process!

Who is CloudSpot for?

CloudSpot is for any and all types of photographers (wedding, senior, portraits, pet, food, commercial, wildlife, and more!) and is designed for the photographer that sends images to specific clients.

Have questions? We've got answers!

We hope this guide will help you continue to build on your affiliate strategy and earn more credit. Thank you for sharing CloudSpot with your friends!

- ❤️ The CloudSpot Team

If you have any questions or need additional help, feel free to contact us in the chat bubble in the lower right-hand corner of your dashboard. We're always happy to help!

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