Kartra Affiliate Program

Kartra affiliate program happens to be one of the best recurring and lucrative affiliate programs in the online marketing space.

Imagine bringing in a prospect who remains a user of Kartra for life?

You keep earning for life too.

And you know the sweetest part? When that customer decides to upgrade to the higher Kartra plans – that upgrades your commissions as well.

In this post, I’m going to break down everything you desire to know about the Kartra affiliate program and review how much you can make.

Kartra is an all-in-one platform that comes with a bunch of juicy features so their referral program comes quite juicy as well.

That’s if you know how to go about promoting your affiliate links.

I will also show you how to get the best from this opportunity. I mean driving traffic and all that.

Be for now…

Looking at Kartra Affiliate Program Overview

Let’s take a look at how to sign up for the Kartra affiliate program, how much they pay, and how much you can make with it:

How Do You Sign Up for Kartra Affiliate Program?

Becoming a Kartra affiliate is a kind of straightforward process. To signup as an affiliate of Kartra sales funnel builder, you have to go to home.kartra.com/partners to start your Kartra affiliate application process.

Become A Kartra Affiliate

Click on the “AFFILIATE SIGN UP” button which takes you to a popup to accept its affiliate Terms and Conditions. This is a required step for every affiliate program signup.

Accept kartra affiliate terms and conditions

It’s important you always read them (sometimes I don’t).  Click the “I ACCEPT” button to proceed with your affiliate application.

The next screen will prompt you to either SIGN IN as a Kartra user or SIGN UP to create a free account.

Sign up or sign in Kartra affiliate

How Much Does Kartra Pay Affiliates?

Being a subscription-based software for businesses and online marketers, you earn commissions either on monthly bases or yearly bases, depending on the option chosen by the user.

You stop earning once a user cancels his Kartra account. Also, note that you don’t earn any commissions on trial accounts. Even though it costs $1 for the first 14days trial period – you earn nothing from that.

Now, on how much Kartra pays and what you make as an affiliate:

Kartra affiliate program pays you 40% commissions on every paid user you bring in with your unique affiliate link. And this is a recurring income.

Your commissions automatically update when your referred users decide to upgrade their account anytime.

Another cool stuff about the Kartra affiliate is the JV recruitment program which is also called the 2nd tier.

Here you further earn 10% recurring income for every sale generated by affiliates. I call it affiliate recruiting affiliates.

How Much Do You Earn as Kartra Affiliate?

Here is where we dive into real mathematics. We’re going to calculate how much you earn (in $) as your monthly commissions for each of the Kartra plans and packages.

Yeah, we already know the percentage, how about the actual money?

Let’s look into that…

Note: for the Kartra yearly plan there’s a 25% discount on all packages and the commissions also apply accordingly.

Looking at the Kartra pricing plans w/commissions – the packages go as follows:

  • $99/mo for Kartra Starter and $948 annually

Here you earn $39.60 monthly recurring commissions for a customer who pays monthly, then earn $379.2 for a yearly subscription.

  • $199/mo for Kartra Silver plan and $1,788 annually

Here you make $79.6 monthly commission per silver user, then earn $715.2 on a yearly customer.

  • $299/mo for Gold users and $2,748 annually

For each Kartra customer on the Gold plan, you make $199.6/mo and $1,099.2 on the yearly option.

  • $499/mo for Platinum and $379/mo when paid annually

The monthly commission for this plan is $199.6 while on the annual plan you make $1,819.2.

It’s quite obvious that the earning potential for you as a Kartra affiliate is high. And the affiliate team at Kartra went further to provide you with lots of promotional materials.

Like the:

  • High-converting email campaigns to promote your affiliate link
  • The book funnel templates (emails)
  • List Builder templates (emails)
  • Display banner creatives and features on your pages, ads, or social media
  • Special social media attention-grabbing headlines

When you request access and join the Kartra affiliate program – make sure you adhere and play to its affiliate terms and conditions (or terms of service).

Here’s is the summary of the affiliate terms (by Kartra):

It is absolutely vital that every affiliate adhere to the HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS of Ethical & Legal Conduct while promoting Kartra.

Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission has recently more clearly defined best practices for affiliate marketers, and it is our position that all affiliates of Kartra must use these guidelines and regulations as Standard Operating Procedure during their endorsement or promotion.

Step 1 – Download and Review the FTC Document for Endorsement Guidelines

Step 2 – In addition to the FTC Guidelines, please observe the following Best Practices:

When you promote, make sure you:

  • Include your Affiliate Disclaimers and Disclosures. The bottom line is, if you make a sale via an affiliate link, it’s because you’re getting paid to do so – be honest about that. Include these disclaimers during email or advertising promotions.
  • Include your relevant Privacy Policies on sites that you are promoting Kartra with. ** Include your Terms of Service on sites that you are promoting Kartra with.
  • Include your Forward-Looking Earnings Statements on sites that you are promoting Kartra with.
  • DO NOT SPAM (Do NOT send JUNK or UNQUALIFIED TRAFFIC to this Content)
  • Don’t TWITTER SPAM or Social Media Spam
  • Don’t misrepresent yourself as a “typical result” or as a “typical customer” when you promote this offer
  • Be transparent and authentic – We’ll treat your prospects with MASSIVE RESPECT!
  • When deploying paid ads, don’t bid on keywords including any of our trademarked names such as Kartra or Kartra.com

There will be NO commission payments paid on PERSONAL USE Sales of the Product – meaning, if the only purpose in joining this affiliate program was to get a commission on a sale for Personal USE of Kartra. That’s just not cool.

Eligibility for prizes dependent on performance of monthly rebills with respect to the average. Affiliates cannot encourage leads to sign up solely for the purposes of the trial sign up to obtain 3rd party bonus or play for any promotional prizes.

You can read the complete affiliate terms of service here.

Click here to sign up and set up your Kartra affiliate link!

Getting the Best from Kartra Affiliate Opportunity

In this section of this post, we shall take a look at how to promote Kartra as a platform to small business owners, marketers, online entrepreneur and other categories of people who needs this platform to run their business…

…so, you can make some cool money with it. If possible, make the Kartra affiliate business your source to earning a full-time income online.

It’s possible!

Now let’s go into a few tips on how to promote Kartra, shall we?

Tip #1: Provide Funnel Building Services

Do you have what it takes to build a funnel on Kartra, get business owners who need them and sell them on the funnels or share the entire campaign with them?

Then this is no-brainier way to sell Kartra as an affiliate and make cool commissions.

You won’t just make money as an affiliate but also selling your funnel building services to marketers or specific small business owners who are in need of a marketing funnel.

All you just got to do is set everything up (the entire campaign) on your own Kartra account, then share it with them.

The only problem I think you might encounter with this method is – getting clients to sell your services to.

And it shouldn’t really be a problem as you can reach out to businesses offline, get into Facebook groups, use your social profile and a few other methods in acquiring clients.

However, what I’d advise and always recommend is niching down to a specific audience so it would be easy finding them and you’ll also be standing out.

What I mean is to select a particular industry to serve, study it, and become the category marketing king in that space.

Like you can be a Kartra sales funnel expert for any of the below:

  • Real estate funnel expert (kinda saturated but you can still find your voice)
  • Restaurant sales funnel expert
  • Fitness funnel expert (what type of fitness? be more specific)
  • Finance sales funnel expert
  • Saloon sales funnel expert
  • Plumbing sales funnel expert
  • Insurance sales funnel builder
  • Lots and lots of them…

If you have an existing business or experience in any field outside of marketing – look to see if there’s a way to incorporate sales funnel to that business.

I think almost every business requires a sales funnel in a way or two.

Tip #2: Sell Kartra Directly Using Various Channels

Remember when it comes to making sales online – you can’t do without traffic. In fact, no traffic literally means no online marketing.

Traffic is the heartbeat of marketing online.

To sell Kartra as an affiliate without our first tip of becoming a funnel-building service provider – first of all, you need to choose a traffic source, then provide solution-driven content via that traffic source.

I will explain it in detail soon.

Before we move further, if there’s one thing I have to tell you – it is for you to avoid selling Kartra as a business opportunity.

Like trying to sell Kartra as a money-making platform. NEVER DO THAT!

Kartra is only a tool.

Now, there a few traffic sources you can use to provide value and in return get people to use your Kartra affiliate link in signing up – if they get value from your content.

Let’s discuss them briefly:

#1: Promoting via Blogging


A typical example of value-based blogging for an affiliate is this blog you are on right now. And this is my favorite way to do affiliate marketing.

Most people hate to write, they hate blogging, they hate SEO, they hate the need to wait for months before their blogging efforts begin to yield returns.

Well, there are other routes to take.

Yes, blogging takes time, but it pays more for the longer-run. Because you’re building a great asset online that will keep producing traffic, sales, and commissions for years to come.

It requires a bit of tedious work upfront. Someone like me is perfectly okay with that.

But I bet you – if you follow a proven model or learn from someone (like me of course 😊) who has been into the blogging and SEO affiliate thing for a while – you can’t be lost.

I wrote a piece right here a while back on how to start an affiliate marketing blog from scratch to finish.

Let that be your guide.

Or maybe you need a team of experts that have been in the blogging and marketing game longer than myself – then check out this free training on how to build profitable websites that makes you money.

Also, read how they do it. From beginning to end.

#2: Promoting via YouTube

I’d admit that I’m not a video type of person.

That’s why I chose the blogging route. You know, YouTube can really be a goldmine for making insane affiliate commissions by providing helpful tutorials, demos, comparison videos, etc.

Imagine having your own space on the world’s second-largest search engine?

I know quite a lot of million-dollar affiliates crushing it over at YouTube. Hey, their successes didn’t take place overnight. They produced a shit ton of content over the years, built their followings, and monetized via affiliate marketing.

Don’t be discouraged as it’s NEVER too late to create your own uniqueness on YouTube.

To get a headstart on how to rank videos and promote your products on YouTube – here is a guide by Brian Dean I always refer people to.

Another recommended step-by-step resource I find very detailed on doing affiliate on YouTube is Spencer Mecham Affiliate Secrets course.

This is the best course on doing affiliate marketing without building a blog or a website.

Click here to watch his free training to see what it’s all about!

If you want a review, I wrote one myself after going through it. Read it here.

#3: Promoting via Facebook Groups

One of the ways I made my first ever affiliate commissions was using the power of Facebook organic marketing. No, I never created a group to make the sale.

I simply leveraged other people’s Facebook group.

Wondering how that works? Okay.

All you have to do is optimize your Facebook profile for conversions by setting up your profile funnel, get a good headshot, a nice banner and a featured photo with a precise CTA (call-to-action) to your affiliate link or lead page that promotes Kartra on the back-end.

Do you get the idea?

The next phase of things is going into closed, neatly moderated Facebook groups where those who need Kartra as a solution congregates.

The next step is posting valuable posts, interacting, commenting, and acknowledging group members’ posts.

With time people will start clicking on your profile to check out your offers and what you (value giver) is all about, sending friend requests, messaging. It works like charm!

What do you think is going to happen when people click the funnel link on your bio?

Of course, that leads to your lead capture page or Kartra affiliate link.

Countless people are going to message you for help. That’s another avenue to build a relationship and offer Kartra as a solution.

Other Tips to Promote Kartra

Remember, Kartra gives you lots of links to its different landing pages, right? If you aren’t aware get into your Kartra affiliate dashboard to see them.

Use all of them where necessary!

For example, you can promote it as an easy-to-use form builder – then you send people to the Kartra form landing page.

You can promote it as an affiliate management platform and send people to the dedicated affiliate management page.

Or my favorite of all Kartra funnels and campaign pages.

Others include:

  • Kartra helpdesk
  • Kartra videos
  • Kartra Pages
  • Kartra course builder or membership platform
  • Kartra checkouts
  • Kartra Mails and automation

You can get your affiliate links for these pages from your Kartra affiliate center. If you like to track them individually. Kartra provides all that for you.

Kartra affiliate tracking

Apart from Kartra, you can also promote its sister products such as EverWebinar and WebinarJam. All under GenesisDigital – the parent company.

The last but not the least tip I have for is:

Sometimes when you apply from this address home.kartra.com/parters, your affiliate application might get declined if you don’t open an account. Even after waiting to be confirmed for days or weeks.

Don’t panic yet.

Just go to kartra.com/signup to start your 14days trial for $1 to have access to Kartra and get your affiliate link.

Registering as a Kartra user automatically registers you for the Kartra affiliate program.

After all, doesn’t it make sense to have an account or at least get yourself familiar with the platform you want to promote?

Final Thoughts

As you can see this post isn’t all about the Kartra affiliate program. I try as much as possible to give you some pointers on how to go about promoting it and earning some reasonable commissions for yourself.

If there is any other information you’d like to know about the Kartra affiliate program or how to promote it – don’t hesitate to drop a comment below.

Or email the affiliate support directly via jv@genesisdigital.co

It would also make sense to join the special Kartra Facebook group for affiliates here.


  1. Thanks for all the useful info! Do you have to maintain your kartra subscription to continue being an affiliate?

  2. Hey there,
    So in order to promote Kartra I will have to buy at least their starter plan wich is $99/month?
    If so, I don’t see any reasons to do so… What if I won’t make any sale in a whole month?
    Only the “Marketplace” is available for me without any paid plans.

    1. Hey Denis,

      You don’t really need to be a user to promote. Just show how you will be promoting and driving traffic the product, assets, etc. That way, you’re more likely to be accepted.

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