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Best Hosting Affiliate Program?

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by ycfme, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. ycfme

    ycfme Power Member

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    Anyone currently making money with any of the following hosting companies as an affiliate?

    If so, what's your experience been?

    I'm looking to get into hosting as an affiliate.Looking for the obvious and usually qualities in an affiliate program:

    Net 30 (preferably 15 or 7...:))
    Low scrub (No Bull When It's Time To Receive My $)
    Paypal
    Phone and/or chat support

    Thanks!
     
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  2. bmac

    bmac BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    I have used all four of them but hostgator really preforms better. Sites like justhost and ipage usually charge a large sign up fee or make you pay for a year at a time where someone can host sign up with hostgator for only $9 out of pocket.

    They do make you wait 60 days. They pay net 30 but the customer has to be signed up for 60 days before you get paid. I have gotten five figure checks from hostgator with no BS.
     
  3. polocolto

    polocolto Regular Member

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    I like hostmonster. Hostgator owes me 500 usd. They said that they had paid me, but i don't see it on my paypal account. Hostmonster pays me everytime.
     
  4. manolo12399

    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    I use Hostgator too and never had any problem tough, They have an ok backend to check your leads, of course between the time somebody signup and you get paid, if the customer cancel the subscription or not renew, you will not get paid.

    Depends on how you drive traffic can be a big % or small.
     
  5. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    I have had terrible luck with hosting... and i have hostgator... no conversions..
    any tips...
    400+ clicks...zero conversions....
     
  6. fiesta

    fiesta Junior Member

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    i agree with the others, host gator is soild
     
  7. ycfme

    ycfme Power Member

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    What exactly do you mean by this?
     
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    bmac BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    If they cancel their subscription to the hosting within the first 60 days you will not get paid.

    @virus1 it is hard to get conversions if you are just running banner ads. I use them to refer customers that I build sites for instead of just sticking up a banner and hoping someone sees the ads and signs up.
     
  9. PSharma

    PSharma Registered Member

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    Hostgator is good in a way that you can attract monthly subscribers, this is the best option they have no one minds getting hosting for first months free.
     
  10. BackpackNinjuh

    BackpackNinjuh Newbie

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    I have a whole business set up around promoting Host Gator's services. I've had a couple days where I've got up to 12 new signups in a day, and then other days I get 1 or 2. On average my business is doing about 80-120 signups per month.

    With that said, here's the pros and cons from my experience:

    PROS:
    - Host Gator is a great hosting company with great customer service
    - Very affordable hosting payment options (including the monthly payment option)
    - Gives us affiliates a coupon code that can be used
    - Pays up to $125 per referral (I've yet to find a better paying program)
    - They are awesome about awarding affiliate credit even if customer forgets to use coupon code (all you need to do is email them domain name)
    - They will have occasional specials where all hosting packages are 50% off. This really helps us affiliates to get more signups (those are the occasions where I've received 10+ signups in a day)
    - Good back office area so we can keep track of our affiliate signups
    - Sends money via check or Paypal


    CONS:
    - Pays 60 days after signup (but this is pretty typical for most hosting programs that pay well)
    - There is no payment schedule or notice as to when affiliate payments will be sent. It has ranged from the 3rd of the month to the 12th.
    - No phone support for us affiliates
    - A bit questionable when it comes to marking Inactive and Duplicate files (files will show as eligible for commission all the way up until affiliate pay day, then they will change to Inactive or Duplicate and no payment will be sent)
    - There's no real way of verifying if files are indeed Duplicates. We just need to take Host Gators word on those
    - Sometimes emails can go unanswered and there's no other way of getting affiliate help other than email

    With all that said, I do enjoy working with Host Gator and think that the pros outweigh the cons. Although I did originally come to this post because I was looking to see if there are any better hosting alternatives, I think all the cons could be eliminated if Host Gator were willing to give their affiliates an account manager or phone support.

    If you are planning on getting over 30 affiliate signups a month, then Host Gator probably is the best option (thats when they pay $125 per signup). If you are only going to do a few signups per month, then other companies would probably be a better option. Host Gator pays $50 if you only get a few signups per month, and there are other companies that can match that and they pay Net 30 (opposed to Net 60). Lastly, keep in mind that my fall out is typically about 25%-30%. So if I get 100 signups in a month, I will usually be paid on about 70-75 of them when it's all said and done.

    Hope this helps, good luck!
     
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  11. hameem

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    You might want to take a look at the Fatcow program. Paid me everytime and they pay on a monthly basis.
     
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  12. 2surfcr

    2surfcr Newbie

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    Fatcow has stiffed me twice. My deal is simple, they sign up for hosting I build them a wordpress site. Simple stuff and I know I am not the fat cheese affiliate they want but stiffing me when I have the clients login info and email invoice is BS. I got a support reply from Jason at Fatcow who said "

    If you have any pull with any rep at Fatcow I would appreciate it.

    Thanks
     
  13. 2surfcr

    2surfcr Newbie

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    Glad to report to BWH that Fatcow reversed their decision and paid on one of the accounts, so I need to get the other one in order. Looks like Fatcow is showing good faith here

     
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  14. Mysterio

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    contact me if anyone is looking for an alternative web hosting affiliate
     
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  15. rayeesul

    rayeesul Newbie

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    I've used Godaddy for some time, but after all your comments, i think i should reconsider shifting to Hostgator. But for a newbie like me can you guys help me about where are the hosting links being marketed.
     
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