The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

SaaS Affiliate Scheme Advice

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.


Silver Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Dec 14, 2015
South, UK
After a few months of hard work we've finally soft-launched our app.

It's fully functional, works well, the sales site is done so we are ready to start getting users.

Our strategy is to use strategic partnerships in our industry to help advertise the app. We've spoken to some top players and got very positive interest. One has asked about potential for earning from it (there are other financial benefits to brands working with us).

I can see it is very easy to do with FirstPromoter.

Question is, what is the best pricing strategy for SaaS apps?

One off fee per sign up?

$ or % per month?

For life? for a set period?

I'm a bit wary of paying someone X amount every month for life, but at the same time it's quite lucrative for some of our potential partners and would mean gaining customers we might not otherwise have.

Note - when I say "affiliate" I'm referring to an industry related partner who has customers in our target audience, not a traditional "affiliate" - marketing costs to our partners are low, we are basically wanting them to send out some emails, blogs, put it on their website, speak to their customers etc..

Interested to hear other peoples thoughts and experiences on how to craft a decent affiliate partner offer.

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.


Silver Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Oct 1, 2013
What bugs me about FirstPromoter is that even if you have 0 affiliates you still have to pay $50 per month.

I’m considering building my own affiliate system. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options for SaaS businesses.


( Jason Brown )
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
May 29, 2013
Louisville - Kentucky
Depending on how your system is built ( backend ) there are like 1000 solutions for this.

idev affiliate
CJ ( commission junction )

I could keep going

We built our own at SERPWoo ( my SaaS ), it's not hard.. but it is also not simple. You could almost build one just using Google Analytics if you want to manually pull reports monthly and pay manually the first few months to get rolling.


Sponsored Offers

MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
I read the book and I liked it! I would recommend it to any newbies on the forum. The part...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
Any scholarship programs for those who can't afford the course? Broke but need this course :)...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
It's an affiliate link, so it's hard to give those up! The affiliate links are automatically...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
A week ago someone asked if one of my courses is still relevant (referring to the Upwork...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Thanks for clearing that up. What do you recommend for those who are still in the process of...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
I have not offered one of these in a while, but it looks like I have time to take on an...

What are Fastlaners Currently Reading?

Forum Sponsor

Grow an online business:
- Start immediately!
- Master business skills!
- 100+ Fastlane students enrolled!
Review & Details >

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom