Hey guys, my name is Morgan Schutte. I'm the newest member of the Society6 team - committed to finding new homes and opportunities for the art and artists in our community.
I'm crazy excited to be dedicating my time and effort to our new Curator Program. It has the potential to do really big things for this community and together we'll make it a huge success!
In form and function, the program is similar to a standard affiliate program in that curators are awarded a share of the revenue for sales they directly refer. The difference is in the intent.
We view the Curator Program as an extension of our mission to empower artists, where all members can participate and share in the success of the creators they follow.
For those that aren't already a part of the program, here's what's up.
Sign up to become a curator
You will need to answer a few quick questions.
Get your unique curator link and start sharing!
Your link can be found on any product page and can be easily appended to the end of any S6 page. We encourage you to use any and all social platforms: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Blogs, Email, etc.
Example of a Curator link generated on a product page:
Example of a Curator link appended to the end of a category page:
Let me explain the "Get Paid" part.
When someone makes a purchase from your link, you get 10% of that sale regardless of what the visitor you sent ends up purchasing, with a few exceptions.
You can view the sales you've generated, and your earnings, at any time by logging in and selecting "account." For artists that are also curators, you can filter your own art sales vs. your referral sales here too.
There are no sales minimums.
Just like an artist receives payment for their own sales, you receive your payment via PayPal at the beginning of every month no matter how much or how little you make. Monitor which designs and products sell and how much you earned for each.
So what happens if someone clicks your link but doesn't buy anything until a few days later? You still get paid!
We use browser "cookies" to ensure all curator referrals are credited and paid appropriately, up to 30 days after that initial visit you sent. If that product, or any other product your referral ends up liking, are purchased within the next 30 days, we credit you with the purchase.
For the artists.
Artists are more than welcome to participate in the program to help their peers and maximize their time on Society6. You will still need to register here to enable your account and access your curator links.
As an added bonus, the 10% share will also be applied to sales for your own goods when followed - though this is subject to change if adjustments are made to the existing royalty system in the future
We also want you to know that a Curator's cut will not impact your personal earnings. Society6 will be taking on these additional costs to ensure your personal artist earnings go untouched and paid out at the expected rate.
Just the beginning.
We're barely scratching the surface of a program we believe will make Society6 an even stronger platform for artists, and now art enthusiasts. We've got big plans that include feature enhancements, community tools and more to come.
Creative ways to curate.
- Build a themed collection to share with friends, family and fans. More on collections.
- Start an art blog or FB page aimed at a specific type of art, product or theme.
- Let your own fans and followers know of this exciting new way to support you and earn a buck along the way. (for the artists out there)
Ultimately this is a new program and we're committed to identifying new ways to create opportunity for our artists and members. Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments below!