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Affiliate Program

Get paid to share Acadium

Become an affiliate and for a limited time earn 2x on commissions: $25 for every marketer and $200 for every business you refer to Acadium.

How it works

1. Sign up

Sign up and we’ll set you up with a unique referral link and all the instructions you’ll need to get started.

2. Share your link

Recommend Acadium and share your link through blogs, social media posts, groups, and other channels.

3. Get paid

Earn $25 for every candidate that signs up from your link and is accepted to start an apprenticeship and $200 for every business that signs up from your link and becomes a member.

Ways you can share

Below are 10 ways you can earn passive income as an Acadium affiliate. Your creativity is the limit, these are only ideas you can use to get started!

Recommend to your friends

Approach people you know who would benefit from Acadium’s offerings. Ideal people to approach include anyone who wants a career in digital marketing but is having a difficult time getting the practical experience they need to get a job or clients and business owners and marketers who need affordable marketing help

Promote on Instagram

Add your affiliate link in your Instagram bio. Create posts, stories, and reels about digital marketing careers, strategies, and tactics. In the post, tell people to check the link in your bio to either get practical marketing experience or find affordable marketing help.

Post in online forums 

Join Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, and other online forums. Respond to questions related to digital marketing careers, freelancing, or agencies. Where appropriate—and if group rules allow it—share your affiliate link. You can also move the conversation into direct messaging first and share your affiliate link there. For groups that don't allow affiliate links, you can point them to your articles, blog posts, or videos.

Answer questions on Quora

Answer questions related to digital marketing careers, freelancing, or agencies. Where appropriate, share a link to a piece of content (see below) that includes your affiliate link.

Write a long-form blog post

Publish one or several in-depth posts on your own blog or on Medium covering questions or topics that interest people about digital marketing. You could also do a review of Acadium. Use your unique affiliate link several times throughout your post, where appropriate.

Publish Linkedin articles

Another platform where you can publish long-form posts is LinkedIn. You can write about your own journey to becoming a marketer. Use your affiliate link when it makes sense to do so.

Create video content for YouTube

Create a series of videos for landing a marketing internship or getting affordable marketing help. Post them on Youtube with good SEO, and make sure your affiliate link is in the video descriptions.

Get your professor to promote

Introduce your communications or marketing professor to the benefits of Acadium, and get them to promote Acadium to students as a way to get hands-on experience.

Create an online group

Organize a monthly meetup group for marketers, either in-person or online. Promote Acadium to group members and earn commissions by including Acadium as a resource. 

Create an online marketing course

You can create a marketing course, and refer everyone who does the course to Acadium as a way to apply the skills they learned in real life. You can either give away the course or charge for it, making Acadium an additional income stream.

Benefits of joining

  • Earn passive income

  • Gain marketing experience

  • Get results you can leverage when looking for marketing jobs or clients

  • Help other aspiring marketers launch marketing careers

  • Help awesome businesses find affordable marketing help


Become an Acadium affiliate today

Join us. We’ll help you every step of the way.


  • What counts as a referral?

    Anyone that signs up and is accepted to start an apprenticeship on Acadium counts as a referral. If they do not complete the signup process or their application gets denied, we do not count it as a referral.

  • I want to create content around Acadium but don’t have any good ideas.

    Read this blog post for many great ideas you can use.

  • Is there any way I can get access to Acadium’s brand assets to use in my content?

    Yes once you sign up for our affiliate platform, you will have access to all of Acadium’s brand assets.

  • I am currently in an apprenticeship, can I also become an affiliate?

    Yes! We would love for you to share your apprenticeship experience with your network.

  • How do I track my referral data on the Affiliate dashboard?

    Here's how data works on your affiliate dashboard:

    A referral is an overall number of people who signed up from your link, including people who signed up and left the site, which means that they signed up but did not complete their profile or the questions & fields of their profile. Such profile fields include location, picture, looking for experience in, industries, etc. Thus, referrals will also appear as 'Signups' under your 'Details' tab.

    Now, what counts as a 'Customer'? A Customer has two categories:

    1. 'Accepted' candidates: All those candidates whose profile is complete and who meet the eligibility criteria. Upon profile completion, they are manually vetted and accepted by us. Payment will be made for such candidates. and,
    2. 'Denied' candidates: All those candidates whose profile is complete but who were denied by us upon vetting. No payment is made for such candidates.

    It is important to note that anyone who completes their profile will automatically appear in the 'Customer' category. However, a payment is generated only for the 'Accepted' customers, not for 'denied' customers.

    Consider the following metrics to understand how much money you made:

    1. 'Earnings' field under the 'Details' tab and/or
    2. 'Rewards' tab.
  • Who do I get paid for?

    As explained above, you get paid for accepted candidates only.

  • Who do I not get paid for?

    You do not get paid for referrals or signups and denied customers.

  • When do I get paid?

    We payout on the first Monday of each month directly through Paypal. You can link your Paypal account on your affiliate dashboard.