The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Referral Program (formerly known as the Web Banner Program) is an easy way to generate revenue for your business while helping grow and maintain our community of dedicated homebrewers.
It’s as simple as sharing a link!
How the AHA Referral Program Works
Businesses participating in the AHA Referral Program are given a custom link. This personalized URL is unique to your business and allows us to track how many memberships are sold through your link. For every membership you generate, your business receives money back from the AHA! Payouts are $5/referred membership.
To enroll in the AHA Referral Program, email AHA Project Coordinator Megan Wabst.
The AHA Referral Program is a great way for beer businesses and institutions to generate revenue while strengthening the community of homebrewers. The following are examples of qualifying entities that participate in the AHA Referral Program. Not sure if you qualify? Send us an email!
- Blogs & Websites
- Homebrew Shops
- Beer & Homebrewing Events
- Homebrew Clubs
- Beer & Homebrewing Associations
Using Your AHA Referral Program Link
Your custom AHA Referral Program link can be used anywhere URLs are used and shared. The limit is your imagination!
To get you started, here are 4 easy ways to implement your referral link and start making money.
1. Web Banner Ads
Web banner ads are served on your website and link to your custom referral URL. Place these web banner ads on high-traffic pages and in easily visible areas of your website to encourage engagement. When someone clicks on your web banner ad and then joins the AHA, you just made some money!
2. Social Media
Many of us stay in touch with homebrewers and customers through social media. Regularly sharing your referral link on your social media channels is an easy way to reach a large audience and increase chances of earning revenue from membership sales.
If you’re not a social media guru, check out our social media kit to help get you started!
3. Emails & Newsletters
Many businesses and organizations use e-newsletters to stay in direct contact with their followers. Newsletter subscribers are often some of your most dedicated patrons!
Including your AHA Referral Program custom link along with a strong call to action is a great way to garner payouts from helping sell AHA memberships. An easy way to start incorporating your custom link into emails and newsletters is by utilizing the web banner ads. Buttons, images, and others calls to action can also be deployed with great success!
4. URL Shortener
URL shorteners help you implement your custom referral link in print. Simply copy your referral link into one of the free, online URL-shortening services and you’ll get a link that is much easier to print and type. We like to use Bitly!
Sign Up for the AHA Referral Program
This free way to generate revenue for your beer business is too good to pass by! When you’re ready to sign up for the AHA Referral Program, send me an email and we’ll get you all set up!