Paxful Peer Program

  • Paxful Peer Program FAQs

    What is the Paxful Peer Program?

    The Paxful Peer Program is an international entrepreneurship program where aspiring crypto professionals dedicate themselves to support Paxful and other crypto enthusiasts through ground support, marketing efforts, and social events, all while getting rewarded by Paxful!

    The Paxful Peer Program has three levels that recognize success and offers a growth path for each peer. The three levels are:

    • Level 1 - Peers
    • Level 2 - Ambassadors
    • Level 3 - Associates

    As Peers meet the requirements of each level, they’ll get rewarded and promoted to the next level.

    What are the Peer/Ambassador/Associate Badges?

    Having badges can help boost your trading credibility. Badges help you stand out from other users in the marketplace. Traders will know that you’re part of the Paxful Peer Program and be more likely to trade with you.

    What are the different levels of the Paxful Peer Program?

    The Paxful Peer Program has 3 different levels. When you show high performance and meet the requirements, you can move up to the next level. Here’s what you need to do for each level:

    • Paxful Peer: Peers need to sign 7 verified referrals by promoting Paxful to their audience and increase trading volume. Peers will spread the word about Paxful to as many other crypto enthusiasts as possible. They know all about trading on Paxful and they’re ready to share Paxful with their audience.
    • Paxful Ambassador: Ambassadors need to be fully verified on Paxful and sign at least 20 referrals. Usually, Ambassadors have a healthy trading volume and know how to promote Paxful to their audience.
    • Paxful Associate: Associates are the highest rank of the Peer Program. As an Associate, you are an experienced mentor and expert of the Paxful platform and you’ve signed at least 100 referrals. Associates are crypto influencers in their community and they know the ins and outs of Paxful.

    What are the benefits of becoming a Paxful Peer?

    Level 1: Peer
    • 5 USD in BTC for every new ID-verified referral who complete at least one trade, you will sign up with your referral link or code
    • Referral earnings - Earn commissions every time a referral buys or sells Bitcoin. To read more about Referral program, please visit: 
    • Paxful branded merchandise - Paxful goodies for you and those you bring on board
    • Priority support - your inquiries and disputes will be resolved swiftly
    • Badge on your profile - Peer badge on your Paxful profile for others to see that you’re a trusted trader
    • Regular exclusive giveaway campaigns for Peers and their referrals
    • Chance to be featured on Paxful blog and Paxful social media channels
    • Additional bonuses - We have tons of extra bonuses for all your hard work to keep you motivated
    Level 2: Ambassador
    • Peer Benefits - Ambassadors will keep all of their Peer level benefits
    • Badge on your profile - Ambassador badge on your Paxful profile for others to see that you’re a trusted trader
    • Account management - A dedicated account manager to answer all your questions
    • New features and products - Chance to try first new Paxful products and features
    Level 3: Associate
    • Ambassador benefits - Associates will keep all of their Ambassador level benefits
    • Badge on your profile - Associate badge on your Paxful profile for others to see that you’re a trusted trader
    • $150 in BTC every month only if referrals bring in a considerable amount of revenue and/or trading volume per quarter, as determined in Paxful’s sole discretion:
      • Either referrals’ trading volume per quarter should be ≥ $50,000
      • Or referrals’ revenue per quarter should be ≥ $2,000

    If an Associate can’t bring active referrals to Paxful, and these referrals won’t manage to meet the requirements above, the Associate won’t receive $150 in BTC monthly.

    What kind of content can I post on social media?

    • Retweet or repost content from Paxful’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
    • Create your own content using the hashtags #paxful and #PaxfulPeer
    • Use your referral link (you can find it on your referral dashboard) to share with your new referrals
    • Promote yourself as a member of the Peer program, Paxful, and its new features and updates, to be an advocate of Paxful on your social media channels
    • Your selected posts will be reposted by Paxful Peer Program accounts


    • Digital assets such as banners and graphics for social media content will be provided to Peers, Ambassadors and Associates
    • Photoshoot sessions will be held in your countries IF needed/required

    Peer Program Application Checklist:

    How can I be part of the Peer Program?

    1. Fill out the application form here with the required information to apply.
    2. Once you’ve successfully applied and passed the initial screening, someone will get in touch with you via email and invite you for a 15-minute interview. We’ll assess your knowledge about the program and the role you are applying for. During this time, you can share your experiences, plans, and it’s your chance to ask us any questions.
    3. After the interview, we’ll review your application and only if your application is eligible, we will contact you within 2 weeks. Once you pass the interview and internal review process, you’ll officially become a #PaxfulPeer and we’ll start the onboarding process!

    Interview based questions:

    • What opportunities can I gain if I join the Peer Program? What are the activities we will be expecting once we become a Peer?
    • You’ll be able to engage with your co-Peers and with the Paxful employees in Telegram.
    • You’re free to share your ideas and plans to help the Peer Program
    • You get to participate in exclusive campaigns and contests that we hold for Peers
    • You can attend, host, join and participate in webinars and events that Paxful holds

    How do I complete my KYC verification?

    Check out this video on how to complete KYC verification.

    Do we receive training, manuals, tools, guides, etc. once we get onboarded as a Peer?

    As part of the Paxful Peer Program, you receive the following:

    • The tools needed to manage your community of entrepreneurs through our Referrals dashboard
    • A personal referral link to share via email or social media
    • Statistics for the users you have brought onboard
    • Overview of users based on their ID verification status
    • Ability to track referral links and identify successful campaigns

    What are the monetary benefits of joining the Peer Program? How do Peers get paid?

    Peers, Ambassadors, and Associates will receive the following:

    • Referral program earnings: Earn commissions every time one of your referrals buy or sell Bitcoin.
      • *They are automatic and you can immediately see them on your wallet.
    • $5 for every new referral: $5 for you and every ID-verified user you bring on board when they complete their first trade. The more referrals you bring to Paxful, the more BTC you receive!
      • *Payments will be made once, every first week of the following month. 
    • Associates will receive a $150 monthly compensation, only if referrals bring in a considerable amount of revenue and/or trading volume per quarter, as determined in Paxful’s sole discretion.

    Can I become a Paxful Peer if I'm a student?

    Yes, students over the age of 18 can become a Paxful Peer.

    How do I acquire new referrals, get them verified, and start trading?

    • Try to show your prospects how to trade, if it’s not possible to face to face, try teaching them online.
    • Motivate your referrals to join our country-based Telegram communities. The full list of these communities you can find here: Let them know you’ll each receive 5 USD.
    • Use your social media. Tell the world you are a #PaxfulPeer.

    Can I make the first trade with my referrals to teach them how to use the platform?

    Unfortunately no, you can’t be your referral's first trade partner to qualify them to receive 5 USD in BTC. Members of the Peer Program and their referrals will receive 5 USD in BTC as soon as the referrals completes a trade with anyone other than the member of the Peer Program who referred them.

    Where I can go for additional information?

    You can find more information on our main Paxful Peer Program page. You can also check out Peer stories and interviews on the Paxful Blog page.

    Is there a limit to how many referrals can I have?

    You can invite as many people as you want!

    How can I check the status of my application?

    You can check out your application status here.  You’ll also receive an email when your application has been approved or rejected.

    How long do I have to wait to get an update about my application?

    It usually takes a week or two before you get an update.

    What can help make me a valid Peer?

    The following can help:

    • Be KYC-verified (ID and POA verified)
    • Be knowledgeable about the Paxful platform
    • Have at least 20 successful trades and several referrals
    • Be passionate about the crypto community and in helping Paxful expand financial freedom

    Can I refer my referrals to the Peer Program?

    Yes, you can recommend your referral to the Peer Program. They should apply for the Peer Program independently, and if we’re interested, we’ll get in touch with them to schedule an interview. 

    How much will I receive when I bring in a new referral and have them make their first trade?

    You’ll receive $5 in BTC for you and every ID-verified user you bring on board when they complete their first trade.

    Will my referral and I receive 5 USD in BTC next month if my referral creates his account today and completes a trade next month?

    Referrals need to complete a trade and verify their ID in the same month they created their account.

    When do I receive the $5 in BTC referral fee?

    You’ll receive the $5 within the first week of the month after the month your referral did their first trade (ex: your referral is ID verified and they complete their 1st trade in December, you will receive the 5 USD the 1st week of January)

    Why was I rejected for the Peer Program?

    You could be rejected for the Peer Program for a few different reasons:

    • Your Paxful account is not verified
    • Your Paxful account does not have enough activity/referrals 
    • You showed low interest in the Peer Program in your application
    • You didn't include links to your social media accounts in your application

Affiliate Program

  • How Do I Make Money As An Affiliate?

    If a new user signs up on Paxful using your unique affiliate link, you’ll earn a portion of the standard escrow fee every time they buy crypto in the marketplace. 

    Our standard escrow fee is 1% of the trade value, and the affiliate program earnings are calculated based on this fee, except in cases where the escrow fee is lower than 1%. If the escrow fee is less than 1%, the affiliate fee is calculated based on this lower fee. 

    Here’s how the earnings work based on the program tiers:

    • Tier 1: You’ll earn 50% of the standard escrow fee each time one of your affiliates buys crypto on Paxful. 
    • Tier 2: You’ll earn 10% of the standard escrow fee when people who your affiliates bring on board, buy crypto on Paxful.

    For more information on our affiliate program, take a look at this article.

  • Paxful Affiliate Program
    What is Paxful Affiliate Program?
    The Paxful Affiliate Program is an exciting opportunity for users to be rewarded for sharing their Paxful affiliate links with their friends and followers.

    Every Paxful user has an affiliate link that can be found on the classic, vendor, and affiliate dashboards. When new users sign up using your affiliate link, you earn commissions. The program allows you to earn a 50% commission on the standard escrow fee every time one of your direct affiliates makes a “buy” transaction and a 10% commission on the standard escrow fee when your direct affiliates’ affiliates make a “buy” transactionThe escrow fee is calculated as 1% in all affiliate payouts, except the cases where the affiliate fee is lower than 1%. If the escrow fee is lower than 1%, the affiliate fee is calculated based on the lower fee.

    How to become a Paxful Affiliate?
    All Paxful users have their affiliate links on their affiliate dashboards. You don't need to sign up to become an affiliate, you can start using your link as soon as you sign up Paxful
    How many tiers are in the Paxful Affiliate Program?
    Tier 1: Affiliates who sign up directly through your link are considered Tier 1 affiliates.

    Tier 2: Affiliates who sign up through one of your Tier 1 affiliates’ affiliate links are considered your Tier 2 affiliates.

    What is the commission structure for each tier of the program?
    We collect an escrow fee from every trade. You earn a commission from the standard escrow fee (1%) we collect, anytime one of your Tier 1 or Tier 2 affiliates successfully completes a trade on Paxful. The commission structure is as follows:

    Tier 1: You receive 50% of our standard escrow fee for successfully completed “buy” trades by this user.

    Tier 2: You receive 10% of our standard escrow fee for successfully completed “buy” trades by this user. 

     Note: The escrow fee is calculated as 1% in all affiliate payouts, except the cases where the affiliate fee is lower than 1%. If the escrow fee is lower than 1%, the affiliate fee is calculated based on the lower fee.

    Where do I find my affiliate link?
    You can view your earnings on your classic dashboard, vendor dashboard, and affiliate dashboard.
    What content and advertising sources are the best ways to attract traffic to my affiliate link?
    There are many different sources that can work to your advantage, including your blog, your website, Google Ads, Yandex. Direct, Yahoo/Bing ads, mobile ad networks, YouTube channels, and other major entertainment and financial platforms.

    Social media is also a great way to promote your affiliate link. It is a good idea to use track ID’s for all the different promotions you do, so you can observe what works best for you and learn from that.

    What countries should I target when looking for referrals?
    Paxful has worldwide benefits and can be used virtually anywhere with internet access, so it is really up to you what markets you want to target - local, regional, national, or otherwise! Currently, most of our users are from the U.S., while Africa and Asia are our fastest-growing markets.
    Affiliate earnings
    So, when do I get paid?

    Earnings typically get credited to your affiliate wallet instantly after your affiliate's trade completes. Once your affiliate wallet balance reaches the bitcoin amount which equals $10, you can transfer the bitcoin balance from your affiliate wallet to your Paxful wallet.

    Once the balance of your bitcoin Affiliate Wallet reaches a total lifetime value of $300, you will be required to submit identity and address verification.

    Pro Tip: You can sell your bitcoin earnings on our platform for additional profit!

    Where can I view my affiliate earnings?

    You can view your earnings on your vendor dashboard and your affiliate dashboard.

    Where can I view my custom track ID’S?
    You can view your track ID’s on your affiliate dashboard.
    What is not allowed?
    • Creating new accounts to redirect existing trade activity accounts on the Paxful platform that benefits from the Paxful Affiliate Program in any form. You are only allowed to have one account.
      Using spam of any type to attract referrals.
    • Using redirects (forwarding) from your domain to the company domain.
    • Buying advertising for branded queries: Paxful, or any of their derivatives, or any misspelled versions of these phrases
    • Publishing false information in order to attract more clients or misleading clients in any way
    • Using branded queries of other competitor companies for advertising the Paxful brand and comparing it with other brands in ads, or unjustifiably showing other brands in a bad light
    • Using any form of fraud in order to gain profit in the Paxful Affiliate Program
    • Offering referrals the opportunity to register using your affiliate link for a fee or some other incentive
    • Please see our Affiliate Terms of Services for further information.
    How often are statistics updated on Affiliate Dashboard?
    Statistics are updated in near real-time on your Affiliate Dashboard.
    Can I still get a commission from users who registered on Paxful without using my affiliate link?
    Affiliate commissions can only be earned from users who signed up through your unique affiliate link.
    Can I create custom affiliate links for tracking purposes?
    Yes. On your dashboard, you can create unique trackable links in the ‘track ID’ section.
    Why do some of my affiliates make dozens of trades while others have only registered without making a single trade?
    Different users have different needs. Some may want to make their first bitcoin purchase on Paxful and hold it for months or even years, while others will keep using the platform to buy or sell bitcoin. The activity level of your users may also depend on what content you create to refer them and who you’re targeting.
    I have a bitcoin-related social media channel and my followers are interested in buying or selling bitcoin. Should I recommend Paxful as a way to do so?
    Absolutely! Paxful is one of the easiest ways in the world for anyone, anywhere to buy or sell cryptocurrency. Your followers can sign up using your affiliate link and start buying or selling crypto within minutes! For buying and selling cryptocurrency on our platform, check out the "Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency" section of our Help Center. For more information about buying and selling cryptocurrency, please see our Terms of Service.