Tweet Photo

Automatically post your Instagram photos to Twitter
Tweet Photo has been acquired by CreatorKit
If you've been following my recent todos for Tweet Photo, you might have noticed something was up. Well, here it is: Tweet Photo has been acquired by CreatorKit.

A few weeks ago Kevin Natanzon (@kevntz) reached out to me asking if I'd be interested in selling the service. He's the CEO of CreatorKit, creators of Top Nine, which is one of the most popular Instagram apps out there used by millions of people. They have experience building great tools for social media.

After some consideration I decided Tweet Photo would be in very good hands with them. While I've enjoyed building Tweet Photo, I've never been able to give it my full attention as I have a bunch of other projects going on like WIP, BetaList, and Startup Jobs.

I'm pretty excited about this development By selling Tweet Photo I'm able to make some money for the work I put in, and users of Tweet Photo will be able to keep using the service maintained and improved by a motivated and experienced team.

I might write a follow up post with some more details so stay tuned for that πŸ‘

Introducing the Affiliate Program
Starting today our customers can earn money by referring their friends.

How it works

  1. After someone joins as an affiliate, they get a personal link to share with friends, etc
  2. When someone clicks the link, we set a 30-day cookie
  3. If that person signs up within those 30 days, we consider the user referred by the affiliate
  4. Whenever that user upgrades to a paid subscriptions or renews one, 30% of the money goes to the affiliate
  5. We pay out monthly via PayPal

How I implemented it

I implemented the affiliate tracking with Rewardful (affiliate link). It's made specifically for Stripe and is surprisingly easy to set up.

Why I chose to provide money instead of credits

Whenever you provide an affiliate program you have to make a choice between rewarding affiliates with straight up money (traditional affiliate marketing), or give them some credit for your product. Dropbox might be the most famous example, providing you with extra GB's of storage anytime you refer a user.

I chose to go with straight up money, because 1) I think the value I can provide with just credits is relatively limited, and 2) a lot of my customers social media marketeers so promoting Tweet Photo is something they might actually do as a job.