Global affiliates make it easier to become an affiliate for a creator on Gumroad. Instead of reaching out to each creator individually, becoming a global affiliate allows you to generate affiliate links on the fly so that you can help creators promote their work right away and earn 10% of each sale.
Gumroad creators can opt out of this feature by turning off Discover for a given product.
Generate your link(s)
From the global affiliates dashboard, you can generate your affiliate links for Gumroad Discover, specific products, and creator profile pages. These links, which are specific to your account, will add a browser cookie when clicked and track any purchases made via your link.
You can also check if a product is eligible for Discover. If the product is not eligible for Discover, you will not receive a credit, even if someone purchases through your link.
Checking your sales
When you make a sale, you’ll be notified by email. You can also see a summary of all affiliate sales by visiting your Affiliated Products dashboard. Global affiliate sales will be noted as such under the Type column.
Is my affiliate link working?
To be sure, you can check it by:
- Click on your affiliate link
- Open your browser's dev tools. If you're on Chrome, the shortcut is Command+Option+C (Mac) or Control+Shift+C (Windows, Linux, Chrome OS)
- Follow the steps on this page to reach the "Cookies" panel
- Click on gumroad.com from the various options, and look for the cookie name starting with _gumroad_affiliate_id_
You can even check when your cookie will expire in the "Expires/Max-Age" column. You’ll get credited for the sale if the cookie is there.
Why wasn’t I credited for a sale?
- The customer's web browser does not accept "cookies." Our affiliate feature can only work if a browser accepts cookies. (Unless you are using a sticky link).
- The sale was refunded - when that happens your affiliate commission is refunded, as well.
- The customer did not buy the product within 30 days of clicking your link. Our cookies expire after 30 days.
- The customer clicked a different affiliate's link after they clicked yours.
How do I get paid?
Read in detail about how to get paid for your affiliate sales here: Getting paid at Gumroad.