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YNAB Affiliate Program

Teach people the life-changing powers of a budget and earn some cash while you’re at it!

Join Our Affiliate Program


We’re so happy you stopped by to learn about You Need A Budget’s (YNAB’s) Affiliate Program. Here’s how it works:

1. Apply

If you love YNAB, align with our mission, and have an audience (see requirements below) who could benefit from the Four Rules and YNAB method, we can’t wait to hear from you! To be a successful affiliate you must:

  • Believe in the life-changing powers of a budget.
  • Have an audience who can benefit from learning how to gain total control of their money.

2. Start Sharing

To start making money immediately all you need to do is share your affiliate tracking link. We want this to benefit everyone, so we’ll set you up with everything you need to share YNAB, including:

  • YNAB educational resources
  • Creative assets to support your content
  • Access to workshops and videos for your funnel
  • Dedicated affiliate manager for ongoing support
  • Dashboard with reporting and analytics
  • Simple, timely payments

3. Make Money!

Earn $6 for every person who signs up for a free trial for YNAB using your affiliate link. It gets better though: earn $8 after 100 free trials and $10 for every 200+ trials.

Commission structure resets monthly.

Get Started!

To be considered for the Affiliate Program, create an account on our partner platform, Impact, and fill out the application.

Due to the high volume of applications, we can only reach out if you are accepted.

Who Is a Good Fit for the Affiliate Program?

  • Media Publishing Companies

    You are an established media outlet that regularly talks about money, finance, technology, apps, and lifestyle topics where money and budgeting and come into play.

  • Personal Finance or Lifestyle Influencers

    You are a blogger, podcaster, or social media content creator with an established audience, and your passion for personal finance and the life-changing power of a budget is contagious.

Here's Who Isn't Quite a Fit

  • No coupon or offer sites, please!

  • Websites whose content is not original.

  • You have an audience of 24,000 or less. (But you may be a fit for our Ambassador Program!)


Whether you are a media publishing company, blogger, podcaster, or a social media content creator, here is what you need to join our Affiliate Program.

  • Audience of 25,000+

    If you create content for an online community, you have a following or readership of 25,000 or more.

  • Audience Referrals

    You are excited to refer your community to YNAB as your budgeting app of choice.

  • Publish Original Content

    Your website doesn’t aggregate content originally published elsewhere.

  • Agree to our Terms of Service

    We ask that you sign our Terms of Service via Impact, our partner platform.

Join Our Mission

As part of the YNAB Affiliate Program, you’re not only earning money, you’re also helping people gain total control of theirs. Which in turn, changes lives in the most impactful way.

Join us today and be a potent force for good, to help people find ease and joy as they take control of their money through a budget.