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Get started as an Affiliate on Recast

Last updated:
April 4, 2024

Recast’s unique Embed Widget functionality allows Affiliates to display live and on-demand content from Recast Publishers on any website, anywhere across the internet. Here's how to get started.

Duration: Around 10 minutes

What you'll need

  • Your name
  • Company name - if applicable
  • Company registered address - if applicable
  • Primary contact email address
  • Primary contact job title
  • A name for your channel
  • A profile and background image for the channel

1: Setting up an affiliate account

Select our free Package

The first step to creating your affiliate account is selecting our free package for Recast Publish. You won't be charged and won't need to input credit card details. Sign up for free package

Create your publisher account

Once you've registered for the free package, you'll automatically be taken to Recast Publish. You'll be asked to first create a Recast fan (user) account, or if you already have one, you can just sign-in with your existing fan account details. You'll then need to provide some details such as the primary contact for this Affiliate account and once you've done that you can start to set up your 'dark channel'.

What is a Dark Channel? Every Affiliate needs a Recast Channel to allow Publishers to share earnings with you, but as you are only hosting other Recast Publishers content, it doesn't need to be a live channel, it can remain as a "dark channel".

Set up your dark channel

Give your dark channel a name, description, profile image, and cover image that makes you easily recognisable to Publishers.

For the best profile and cover image, please follow these guidelines

  • Profile image: 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Cover image: 1920 x 1080 pixels

Become an affiliate

Once your channel is all set up, please contact us to let us know you've set up your account and request to be added as an affiliate to other Recast publishers. We'll let you know when you're all set up and able to share other content.

2: Share and earn through widgets you create

Once you've been added as an Affiliate from a Recast Publisher you will then be able to create a widget containing this Publisher’s content to put on your site. You do so from the Widgets tab in Recast Publish. To find out more on how to create Affiliate Embed widgets click here.

And that’s it! You’ll now earn from every purchase of content from the widget on your website in line with the revenue split you’ve agreed with the Publisher. Easy!