The Descript Affiliate Program

Upcoming changes to the Descript affiliate program

We're excited to announce that the Descript Affiliate Program is evolving! We are in the process of transitioning to a new, improved hosting platform to offer you even better services and support. During this transition period, please be aware of some changes in how our program operates - click here to learn more.

Do you enjoy Descript's powerful editing tools, and want to let your audience know? With Descript's Affiliate Program, content creators around the globe can earn cash just by spreading the word.

How the affiliate program works

The process is simple - fill out the application form, then once you're approved, you'll receive a unique affiliate link that you can share on your favorite platforms like YouTube, Instagram, or your podcast.

Each time somebody uses that affiliate link to sign up for a Descript subscription, you'll receive a 15% recurring commission, paid directly to your PayPal each month through the first year of that subscription!

To learn more about the Affiliate program and to fill out an application to become an Affiliate Partner, check out www.descript.com/affiliate.

 

A global program for Descript creators

The affiliate program is open to Descript users and content creators across the world, so whether you live in California, the Caribbean, or Copenhagen, you can apply to become an affiliate partner!

Member resources

Once you've been approved to join the Descript Affiliate program, you will be sent an email confirmation with details for how to set up a PartnerStack account. You can then always access your program dashboard by logging in to PartnerStack.

Affiliate program migration to PartnerStack

What's changing?

  • Descript is moving its affiliate program from LinkMink to PartnerStack.
  • You’ll need to set up your PartnerStack dashboard by February 13, 2024 to maintain your active affiliate status. We strongly encourage you to start using your PartnerStack link as soon as you receive it. This will ensure that you don’t miss out on earned commissions past the December 31, 2024 cut-off date.
  • You will continue earning commissions via LinkMink through December 31, 2024.

What does this mean for me as a Descript affiliate?

PartnerStack offers an improved dashboard experience for our affiliates, in addition to exciting new perks and an updated rewards system (coming soon). You’ll learn more about these changes in 2024.

How do I migrate my account?

  • Click this link, which will take you to the PartnerStack application form
  • Answer all required questions in the form, click “Submit application”

After you've applied

  • Wait for the approval window to open. We will begin approving applications on January 15, 2024. You may use your LinkMink URL in the meantime.
  • Review our affiliate program terms & conditions.
  • Explore your new PartnerStack dashboard. Here’s a tour, if it’s your first time using PartnerStack.

PartnerStack migration FAQs

What will happen to my LinkMink commissions?
Your LinkMink URL will continue to earn commissions through December 31, 2024. After that, the URL will no longer be valid, and any future commissions owed will NOT be payed out. That is why it’s imperative that you set up your new PartnerStack account before February 13, 2024.
Should I still use my LinkMink URL in my affiliate content?
You can use your LinkMink account until you receive your acceptance email from PartnerStack. At that point, all future content should include your new PartnerStack link.
Can I still log into my LinkMink account?
Yes, your LinkMink account will remain active. We will notify you when we plan to remove access.
When will you approve my PartnerStack application?
We will begin approving applications January 15, 2024. Please do not contact us about application status before this date.
Will my application be approved?
All applications received by existing members on or before February 13, 2024 will receive a guaranteed approval.
Do I need to talk about this migration from LinkMink to PartnerStack in my affiliate content?
No, just make sure you’re using your new PartnerStack link in all future content, once you have it.
If I’m having trouble with my LinkMink dashboard and payments, where can I get help?
You can reach out support@linkmink.com during the transition period.
What happens if I apply via PartnerStack after February 13, 2024?
Your application will no longer be guaranteed approval. We will be rolling out new program requirements in 2024, and will be using a new set of program guidelines to screen applicants beginning February 13, 2024.
Should I update my older content with the new PartnerStack link?
Yes, if you want to keep earning commissions from older content. Just remember that your LinkMink URL will stop earning and paying out commissions on December 31, 2024.

General FAQs

When will I know if my application was approved?
You can expect to see an approval email within 14 days of submitting an application. Applicants who are approved to join the affiliate program will receive an email through the LinkMink platform with further details.
Why was my affiliate application denied?
Descript reserves the right to approve or deny any application at its sole discretion and does not provide specific details regarding decisions for specific applications. More details can be found at our Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions page.
Can I re-apply if my application was denied?
Yes, if your application was denied,  you may re-apply at a later time.
How do I track my referred sign ups?
Once you’ve created your account, you can log in here to track your referrals. In your dashboard, you’ll be able to see exactly the amount of times your link was clicked and where it took place. As long as you’ve used your unique referral URL correctly, the data you see in your dashboard will be accurate.
Where can I see how many free users I've referred as an affiliate?
LinkMink does not disclose this information to affiliate partners. Affiliate partners are only able to see the number of leads (site traffic) and paid users they’ve referred (Creator or Pro plans).
What if my tracking looks off?
The first thing to do is make sure that your referral URL is copied and pasted exactly as it appears on your account. If this is correct and you still think there are issues, you should make sure to let your audience know that they should use your specific link when signing up. If someone sees your link but searches for/finds Descript on their own instead, or browses to the website from another place, the conversion won’t be tracked against your link and it won’t count as your referral.
Can you give me a discount code that I can share with my clients/followers?
No, discount codes are not available to affiliates at this time.
Can I run Google ads as an affiliate?
No, you can not run Google ads as an affiliate. Please refer to section 4: “Promoting Descript Products” in our terms & conditions for details.
What if I decide to stop participating in the Descript Affiliate program?

No problem –  you can submit a request with our Support team who can assist with closing your affiliate account.

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