Web Hosting Affiliate Programs

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Hi Warriors:

Hope all is well today.

Can you please tell me if you sign-up to be an affiliate for Web Hosting Company ABC and you send somebody to the site and they take hosting but on a month to month basis (some sites allow a year at a time or month to month) do you receive any compensation for them signing up for month by month?

I was curious if you only get paid on those that take a year at a time.

Unrelated can somebody please tell me when you post a thread how do you make the subject line bold? No matter the computer/browser/section I post in mine are always non-bold and most are bold. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks so much as always.
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  • Profile picture of the author ColdWritingLLC
    Originally Posted by Craig Fenton View Post

    Hi Warriors:

    Hope all is well today.

    Can you please tell me if you sign-up to be an affiliate for Web Hosting Company ABC and you send somebody to the site and they take hosting but on a month to month basis (some sites allow a year at a time or month to month) do you receive any compensation for them signing up for month by month?

    I was curious if you only get paid on those that take a year at a time.
    It depends on the hosting company's policy - each one can set their own.

    In general, though, most web hosting companies pay a flat one time payment per customer you refer. This simplifies the whole process and is done to avoid questions like this. So whether a customer signs up for a monthly or yearly plan you would most likely get a set one-time payout that is the same for both.
    Originally Posted by Craig Fenton View Post

    Unrelated can somebody please tell me when you post a thread how do you make the subject line bold? No matter the computer/browser/section I post in mine are always non-bold and most are bold. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks so much as always.
    You can't. Bolded threads are ones that you have not yet viewed, or in some cases, ones that have been posted to since the last time you viewed them. This is why yours show non-bold - by posting them you have view them automatically.
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    • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
      Hi Cold Writing:

      Thanks for the reply and being the first person to explain to me about the Bold/UN-bold rule.

      Happy and safe holidays to you and family.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeadGenie
    As said above the terms vary depending on each hosting companies payouts and marketing plans.. With that said there are good hosting companies who offer residual commissions for the life of the plan Web Hosting by Arvixe has an excellent re-occuring affiliate program.. as well as an excellent product I might add.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    There is no general rule on this and this is differs from hosting company to hosting company. Best way to find out is to write to the hosting companies and ask them.

    All the best. Regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I have promoting Some hosts through Commission junction like wpengine, codero etc they are give $150 to $200 Per Sale.
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    • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
      Thank you for the additional replies and info about Commission Junction.
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      • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
        It seems that when I researched the affiliate programs directly from the web hosting companies they are paying every 90 days and one was 97.
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        • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
          Originally Posted by Craig Fenton View Post

          It seems that when I researched the affiliate programs directly from the web hosting companies they are paying every 90 days and one was 97.
          That tends to be the standard waiting period. You have to keep in mind that there's a very high level of affiliate fraud in the hosting industry so limits like that are necessary to keep hosting companies from losing too much money.
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          • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
            Hi Escalate Hosting:

            Why would fraud (sorry it exists all all) be worse for the web-hosting than any other segment of the internet marketing universe?

            From the flip-side it would seem that if the owner of ABC Hosting sold a product they would want to see compensation Net 7/Net 14/Net 30.

            Have a great day.
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            • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
              Originally Posted by Craig Fenton View Post

              Why would fraud (sorry it exists all all) be worse for the web-hosting than any other segment of the internet marketing universe?
              Most web hosting companies nowadays deal in paying much larger commissions than the original sales price.

              For example, if an affiliate got someone to signup for $10 and then the company paid that affiliate $50 for the signup the next week, it could result in a significant amount of fraud. It would be simple for affiliates to just create tons of fake accounts themselves and earn 5-10x the amount it cost them for each account.

              Whereas most products you see being promoted here or being talked about are paying a percentage of the original sale. There would be no point for an affiliate to buy the same product multiple times just to earn a commission because that commission will be less than the money they spent on the purchase.

              In the case above, fraud can of course still happen. The affiliate could file a chargeback after they've been paid that tends to be quite a bit more work than just creating fake accounts.

              I was only mentioning web hosting companies because that's what you started this thread about, the the philosophy above could be applied towards any industry that offers affiliate programs that payout more than the price of the original sale. But there are far more industries that pay a percentage of the original sale than there are ones that pay more than it.
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              • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
                Hi Escalate Hosting:

                Thanks for the explanation.

                Have a great day!
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              • Profile picture of the author jorgemv
                Hi Escalate Hosting,

                Through someone's very convincing recommendation, I signed up for your Affiliate Program yesterday.

                As far as I could tell by merely reading the affiliate sign up page, and mulling over the high payouts, I felt very enthusiastic, to say the least. In fact, I found a number of very impressive sounding domain names which I intended to buy at godaddy.com, and which I planned to use as redirect domains to send traffic to my affiliate page.

                Then, being cautious by nature, I went back to your site today seeking more information about the impressive payout scale, and in your Affiliate Agreement page (which is way at the bottom of your site, rather than right up front where it should be if what I uncovered is true), I read an entirely different variation of how, when, and how much you pay your affiliates.

                Unless I misread, which I doubt, or misunderstood, again, probably no likely, you only pay out commissions based on the customer, my lead, purchasing a whole lot more than the cost of the hosting plan they select. My apologies if this isn't so, and if there is such an obvious mistake on your Affiliate Agreement, why hasn't it been corrected?

                But from the looks of it, it seems that in order to receive payment for bringing you a lead that converts, said lead has to buy an amount in excess of the commission amount that the affiliate would earn for the term of their contract with you. So, if I expected to earn $200 upon their "signup," as your basic affiliate page promises, the customer would have to spend at least that amount in excess of whatever plan they signed up for - be it monthly, yearly, etc.

                If this is the case, would please elaborate on this here, and kindly explain why there is no mention of these "conditions and restraints" to earning a commission on your regular affiliate sign up page. Your candid answer would go a long way toward helping me make a more informed decision regarding your affiliate program.



                Originally Posted by Escalate Hosting View Post

                Most web hosting companies nowadays deal in paying much larger commissions than the original sales price.

                For example, if an affiliate got someone to signup for $10 and then the company paid that affiliate $50 for the signup the next week, it could result in a significant amount of fraud. It would be simple for affiliates to just create tons of fake accounts themselves and earn 5-10x the amount it cost them for each account.

                Whereas most products you see being promoted here or being talked about are paying a percentage of the original sale. There would be no point for an affiliate to buy the same product multiple times just to earn a commission because that commission will be less than the money they spent on the purchase.

                In the case above, fraud can of course still happen. The affiliate could file a chargeback after they've been paid that tends to be quite a bit more work than just creating fake accounts.

                I was only mentioning web hosting companies because that's what you started this thread about, the the philosophy above could be applied towards any industry that offers affiliate programs that payout more than the price of the original sale. But there are far more industries that pay a percentage of the original sale than there are ones that pay more than it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    Most of the hosting company pay One time payment. The best thing is to check out their policies.
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  • Profile picture of the author marquisman
    Most hosting companies pay out on monthly subscriptions but a few will require you to sign up people on a yearly contract. My advice is to avoid the yearly ones as you will find a lot of people prefer to pay monthly meaning you will lose a lot of commissions.

    If in doubt give the hosting company a call or at least check the affiliate sign up small print.
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