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Control Your Experience

We are striving to build an online global LGBTQ+ community with robust features welcoming you to be your whole self. You control what, who, how, when, etc. on OutBüro.

Why not?

But before that here are some recently adopted site member subscription models to really partner with the full community for anyone wanting to thrive together. We now offer everyone or entity (business, charity, non-profit, NGO, PAC, political campaign if doable, organization, etc.) the ability to earn a side income in a few ways.

We think you are talented, unique, creative, informed, a constant seeker, a connector, and a doer.

So why not allow you to earn a good portion of the membership revenue by sharing the site/app. That’s optional as well as earning by submitting articles for the site such as news, informative, press releases, educational, promotional, commentary, investigative, lifestyle, entertainment, announcements, etc.

Let’s get connected and do amazing things.

Smoking hot

As of May 2022 in addition to the broadening of the site, we also implemented a cloud architecture. What does that mean for you? Version 1.0 in the US and Canada would fully load in a whopping 12-17 seconds. Trimming our features and focusing on the core along with many other technical changes the site is now in the United States and Canada fully loaded in .5-1 second. Sure lots of variables, but from turtle to rabbit. All for you. So get connected. Get started today.

I like options

As a Yearly/Monthly subscribing member on OutBüro you can:

  • how you appear (real name, fake name, user name)
  • change your email address/user name/password at any time
  • make your profile stand out with a profile avatar (headshot or other) and a cool profile cover/header image
  • control the visibility of your profile
  • control the visibility of each profile field
  • choose what profile fields you complete
  • control the visibility of every post/content you share
  • control your email & on-site/app notifications and/or weekly activity digest
  • search members
  • control if your profile is/not displayed in members’ listings/search results
  • control who you accept connection/friend requests from
  • remove connections/friends
  • choose who you follow/unfollow
  • control if others can “like” your profile
  • block others
  • reporting content posted by others
  • create/join/leave groups
  • turn direct messaging on/off
  • control if anyone or just connections/friends can direct message you
  • share images and Giphy in direct messages
  • share your favorite Giphy in the community/groups activity stream, and comments
  • use #hashtag (alpha/numeric)
  • use the @ symbol to mention others
  • Create polls
  • react to, reshare, save, and engage with other member’s content
  • schedule community/group posts
  • add moods to your community/group posts
  • add a location to your community/group posts
  • sort the community and group activity streams
  • share media such as images/video/audio including sharing/posting your live stream from major live streaming platforms
  • post news, announcements, articles, and press releases through your publishing dashboard
  • potentially earn an income by posting original (your) articles for the site’s general blog and monitoring article traffic stats, and funds due/paid
  • potentially earn a residual income through promoting the site as those you introduce it to subscribe to a Yearly/Monthly membership and monitor all activity through your affiliate dashboard
  • upgrade your membership from free to subscription or monthly to yearly at anytime
  • export your community data
  • delete your account

Holy-ga-moly, that’s not even an exhaustive list.

Check out the Knowledge Base for user guides, FAQ, site policies, and more as we are adding more often. The site/app is very intuitive. If you have any questions, issues/problems, or concerns you may reach out via the Contact Us form.

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Affiliate/Influencer Program Overview

As an OutBüro Affiliate/Influencer you are an independent marketer.  Since OutBüro, like every business or organization must have marketing and that comes at a cost. OutBüro believes in the power of your awesomeness and creativity. So, why not just pay you?

Let’s grow together.

  • Start immediately earning a stream of income by referring your audience, members, customers, clients, fans, team, league, friends, and website traffic to OutBüro using your unique Affiliate/Influencer URL slug for any page
  • May additionally offer a unique coupon to offer a discount and simultaneously associate the new membership subscription with you
  • Commissions are based on the percentage of what’s actually paid for the term of the coupon
  • Use provided creatives such as premade shareable logos, images, and website ad-like images.
  • Use the Brand Guide for OutBüro branding assets and guidance.
  • Let your energy, enthusiasm, passion, and creativity explode. Try things you’ve not done before. Get your audience pumped up about connecting with you on OutBüro.
  • Consider creating a group on OutBüro asking your audience to join you there for content only found there. If you’d like to do more, let us know.
  • You’ll have a dedicated Affiliate/Influencer Rep that will help get you started, be your primary point of contact, monitor activity, reconcile your commission, and as able to offer ideas on things to try.
  • Beautiful, clean, and simple Affiliate/Influencer Dashboard to update your information, view activity, article/page analytics, payment history, and commissions due at any time.

Regardless of your current situation, we want to grow together. So, if joining the site right now as a Yearly/Monthly subscribed member is financial difficulty, use the Contact Us form. We may be able to offer a special discount and resources to get you on your way to growing your affiliate/influencer member base on OutBüro.

The bits

  • To be an OutBüro Affiliate/Influencer the person, business, organization or entity must be an active Yearly/Monthly member on OutBuro.com.
  • Submit your Request to be an Affiliate/Influencer. Complete the form. In the message area please tell us a little bit about yourself/your organization, provide links to websites and social media profiles, and a short description of why you think it’s a fit for you and your audience.
  • Cookie Duration =Your referral cookie will be active for 60 days from each click.
  • Levels – 3 levels deep
  • Last referer attribution – If two OutBüro Affiliates/Influencers attract/invite the same visitor, the most recent OutBüro Affiliate/Influencer link/coupon used by the visitor at the time of registering is attributed.  See below for a detailed explanation.
  • Earn commission dispersible 30 days after subscription transaction
  • Minimum balance of $50 to process payout
  • Eligible commissions are paid monthly, on or around the 10th of the month for the preceding month
  • You must have a PayPal account and provide the associated email address for processing commission payouts electronically

Just think how quickly those funds could add up. Check out the Affiliates/Influencers Income Estimator.

Idea for More Income

Consider adding content to the blog. Check out Get Published on OutBüro.

Ideas for that Extra Income

Use the funds in any way you see fit.

If you are an individual Affiliate/Influencer:

  • Spread it out as a well deserved extra income source
  • pay a bill or two
  • pay down/off your credit card debt
  • pay down/off your car
  • pay rent
  • pay down/off your home
  • fund a vacation
  • the possibilities are endless

If your company is an Affiliate/Influencer:

  • apply the funds to business expenses
  • donate the funds to local LGBT non-profit charities
  • throw a great party for your employees or customers
  • it’s up to you

If your organization is an Ambassador:

  • Speak with your accountant on how best to categorize the funds.  Consider it a donation/stipend or income earned
  • Use the funds to fill in the gaps from your members’ donations
  • Use the funds to expand your community services
  • It’s up to you

Understanding last referrer associated

So, let’s say that we have an Affiliate 1 (John) and Affiliate_1 (John) shares a link. Now, visitor_1 clicks on the link, but they don’t sign up as a Yearly/Monthly Member that visit. 

54 days later, a second affiliate named Affiliate_2 (Suzzy) shares a link that the same visitor_1 clicks on and then at that time signs up as a Yearly/Monthly Member.  Affiliate_2 (Suzzy) will be attributed and associated with the new Member Subscription account.  Thus Affiliate _2 (Suzzy) will receive the commissions from visitor_1‘s subscription fees. 

It is therefore important if you are working to attract visitors to OutBüro that you follow up and do what you can to get them to become subscribed members as soon as possible. Engage them frequently to visit the site to keep your cookie active, more likely their last referrer, and ultimately become a subscribing member so that you get them as part of your Affiliate/Influencer Income Stream.