Is Canva About To Start An Affiliate Program

Last Update: June 11, 2018

Today I had an email from Canva thanking me for mentioning them in a post and asking whether I could link it to their site.

Now I have mentioned them several times in posts and always linked it to Canva.com. For some reason I missed putting the link in my new post which only went out yesterday.

Hey Karen,

“I just wanted to reach out and say “thanks” for mentioning Canva in your article: https://buildingwebsitesfordummies.com/how-to-use-pinterest-...
We really, really appreciate it.

I’m reaching out today to ask if you could add a link back to our site (https://www.canva.com/templates/social-graphics/pinterest-graphic/). That way, people can easily find us when reading your article.

Either way, thanks for the shout out and keep up the great work!

Thanks,
Kate Teng”

First thoughts

Wow Canva is noticing my posts this is a great sign that my website is being noticed.

Second thoughts

Canva is a free service with no affiliate program, if they’ve employed someone to search for posts mentioning Canva then things may be changing?

Maybe the free app will no longer be free and they may be in the process of creating an affiliate program... boo and yay all at once.

Final thoughts

This may be just a fluke but I am not taking any chances. I Put the link in immediately and replied with done and that I do usually put a link to them in my posts.

I don’t really care too much about the outcome but if I’m honest I would pay for their services if I could be an affiliate. If it stays free, I’m pleased I was at least noticed.

Are there any other members who have had this kind of email?

With Grace and Gratitude

Karen

Apologies for the link.... I didn’t know how to remove it ! Useless but I did try. If someone tells me how, then I will remove it.

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1signbanner Premium
Awesome!

frank
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Thank you Frank
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AlanJE Premium
Good post thanks for sharing Karen, Best Alan
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Thank you very much Alan
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Steven-A Premium
That's great. Good for you that they are reading your work.Looks like everyone wants the backlinks!

You deserve the recognition, Karen.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Not sure it is recognition really, but it’s great that they want a backlink from my site
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Steven-A Premium
I'll send you a PM.
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Kettei Premium
A couple of things...

I like your website. It's always nice to see how other WA members approach the affiliate game and I think you've done it with style and grace. :)

That call to action button (Purchase Now) was a masterpiece - I nearly clicked it myself and I was just scrolling through the article!

The other thing is I'm not sure if you know that Canva already offer a paid model for business use of Canva? I'm not sure how that would translate into personal use but I think you're right. I think they're probably exploring a freemium model for personal use.

There already is monetisation in place if you want to buy additional designs and resources when you're logged in as a free user.

https://about.canva.com/pricing/
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Steven-A Premium
I think we all know that Canva has a paid program. I tried it and it wasn't really worth the extra cost for my needs.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Thank you for your kind words about my site. I have tried a slightly different approach with my style though the subject matter MMO is the same.
I love those buttons and so easy to make at dabuttonfactory.com
Free too.
I used to have the paid option but I realised I only use what is offered in the free app so cancelled.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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MKearns Premium
I interpret this as good news, Karen!
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Thanks Mike, me too
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