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Hostgator "90 days" before AFFILIATES get Paid... Better Alternative?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by halifax123, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    Hi Roomies! :)


    Problem ---

    Hostgator doesn't pay affiliates for hosting sign ups,
    unless the sign up stays with them for at least 90 days



    Question ---
    Any better "solution" out there?


    Hostgator doesn't care whether the customer pays for 1 or 2 or 3 years
    in advance. Since Hostgator doesn't have contract, they are waiting the "90
    days" to see if the customer cancels during that time.

    OK! I get why Hostgator does this, if someone cancels before the 90 days, they may
    not make any money on the hosting, hence why pay me if the customers cancels during that period,
    so "I get it"...

    I Can't do a "RESELLER" account at this time, so I am stuck being an affiliate

    Does anyone have a host that is a little more "liberal" about the timeframe
    in which someone has to sign up before they release affiliate commissions?

    any advice appreciated !

    Hali~!:)
     
  2. djbunch

    djbunch Junior Member

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    I sold a bunch of real people HG using Commission Junction, CJ tried to keep my money. I had to get HG to make them pay me. I know 90 days is a long time, but I trust HG to pay everytime they should, and all the others use CJ that I know of anyway.
     
  3. efwebs

    efwebs Regular Member

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    I've received checks sooner than that with JustHost and iPage. Fatcow is pretty much the same as iPage as well.

    All of those are cheaper too.
     
  4. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    no wonder they call you "bunch"! lol!
    I was promoting singlesnet, and had a similar experience
    where singlesnet convince them to release my money

    What issue did they have with your marketing?

    I know they allow you to use HG directly, or use CJ


    do they have a general poilcy?

    Hali~!:)

     
  5. Rasputin78

    Rasputin78 Regular Member

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    Does Ipage really pay up? i had read somewhere that they try scamming u....

    Their payout seems to be too high and that makes me suspicious
     
  6. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    They have that as a general rule so as to cover at least the commission they are paying out. For instance, for shared hosting, the customer pays:

    1. first month - $0.99
    2. second month - $14.95
    3. third month - $14.95

    You can see that the average affiliate commission of $100 is still not covered.
     
  7. efwebs

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    I'm holding the pay stub in my hand actually (darn taxes)....$105

    But that was just the one commission. Maybe they would of fought more if I had more.
     
  8. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    I think HG is one of the longest delays, most pay 45 - 60 days out and none pay instantly or within 30 days that I could find. Also, make sure you read the affiliate terms, because some hosting companies do not pay if the purchase was made with a coupon.