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Hostgator affiliate program sucks!

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by ExecutiveCloser, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. ExecutiveCloser

    ExecutiveCloser Regular Member

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    so I am a customer of host gators, I have a reseller through them as well as a business account.

    They have not paid my affiliate payouts and there is always a trouble. I finally see the green light today and I ask for payout and they tell me that too much time has passed.

    Anyone know a way around this? Any advice? I want my money!
     
  2. Doc Holiday

    Doc Holiday Registered Member

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    That's surprising if you ask me.

    They always paid me on time, without any problem ever.
     
  3. ExecutiveCloser

    ExecutiveCloser Regular Member

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    UPDATE:
    I threatened to leave their hosting. They did not even respond to my email. When the time came I put in a cancellation notice with them. They then responded saying they would pay my affiliate commissions as well as give me two months free on my hosting. Image below of email.
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  4. blackwaterhull

    blackwaterhull Newbie

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    As things are getting harder for business's Im hearing more stories like this. The lesson here is treat every dollar thats owed to you as your next meal.9 I used to be pretty relaxed when it comes to the time it takes people to pay me. Thats not the case anymore. Rule of thumb: Everyone is trying to rip you so get on the case from the off.
     
  5. Scripteen

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    Good to see it resolved. Enjoy the 2 free months. ;)
     
  6. IamNRE

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    And they take SOOOOO long to pay.... 60 days :/
     
  7. nsjaqson

    nsjaqson Newbie

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    I've always been paid on time by them and like the email you got back shows, awesome customer service.
     
  8. drytech

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    Go with a better hosting affiliate company like GVO. I have been with them since 2005. Here is the non affiliate link at gogvo.com, they just opened up a new program call host then profits that is amazing. If you need anymore info from me send me a pm.
     
  9. ascoolasice

    ascoolasice Newbie

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    I agree HostGator is getting stupid. I have 4 payments waiting.
     
  10. madBlackhatter

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    I don't think that's good CS, you shouldn't have to threaten them to get your money...smh
     
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  11. ExecutiveCloser

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    Their customer service rocks don't get me wrong but their affiliate managers must be where the gator comes from because those guys are snakes.
     
  12. datadyne

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    I know the thread is old but did they own up to the email and pay you?
     
  13. CenTex Hosting

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    yep i have never been a fan of the affiliate hosting deals. I use it and have my customers to go to my links to set up hosting but it takes forever to get payment. Half the time i forget about it until money shows up.

    I used to own a hosting company and then sold out. I am thinking about opening one back up and do like 2.99 hosting plans or some mess like that just to play with the big boys. lol