Sharing your classes with your network off of Skillshare is one of the best ways to increase your monthly earnings. When your friends and family use your unique referral link to sign up for a membership, you’ll get a $10 referral bonus. On top of that, the minutes they watch in your class will boost your royalty payments and help your class rise even higher on our class listing page.

Starting June 1st, we are updating the promotional offer that comes with your referral link. Instead of receiving one month for free, students who sign up through your referral link will now receive two months for free. They’ll still need to enter their credit card to start their membership, but they won’t be charged anything for their first two months of membership. As always, the referral will be counted as soon as they sign up, and they are free to cancel at any time. You’ll continue to receive your $10 referral bonus on the 16th of the month, which includes every referral you made during the previous month.

With this longer promotional period, students will have plenty of time to take your class and explore other classes on Skillshare! It also makes the offer even more appealing and accessible to your followers.


  1. Update the permanent information that you share about Skillshare on your website, blog or social media bios: If you feature your class or channel referral links anywhere permanent (see examples here), make sure you change any mention of 1 month for free to two months free starting June 1st. Any student who clicks any one of your referral links between now and June 1st will receive the one month for free offer.

  2. Continue marketing your classes to your own community! Each new class you publish is a great opportunity to share the Skillshare love with your network and invite your friends, family or online followers to sign up. Head here for six proven marketing tactics for increasing your referrals.


To celebrate this new referral update, we are going to host a contest for all Skillshare teachers. Check out all the details below:

  • Make 10 referrals between June 1st, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST and June 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST and earn an additional $100 on July 16th

  • This bonus will be paid out on top of the $10 per referral payment

  • For more details on the promotion, head here

 As always, email any questions you have to Have fun spreading the word about all the great things you’re teaching on Skillshare!

Written by:

Danielle Keita-Taguchi