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Looking to start an affiliate program have some questions

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by CenTex Hosting, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. CenTex Hosting

    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So here is the deal. I am looking to start an affiliate program for our hosting company. As we grow i keep looking for ways to move us to the next level.

    So with that said I want to roll out an affiliate program. I want to get every ones input on it.

    Should I offer a flat payout for shared hosting, a different payout for reseller, vps and dedicated?

    OR should I offer an on going payment like a % of the hosting amount for as long as that customer had the account.

    For flat payout what really gets the affiliates to push your service. I have seen is as low as 5 bucks per new account and I have seen it around 65 bucks per account after 90 days.

    So I am really looking to hear from affiliate marketers on what makes you want to promote a servers and get paid for it. So i can work out a program that will work for you guys as well as the company.
     
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    Good luck, the big boys can pay upwards of $200 per customer!
     
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  3. aBoss

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    a % of the hosting amount for as long as that customer had the account sounds like the best for you and the affiliate marketers.

    I currently affiliate for DigitalOcean and they have a average affiliate program. When buyers spend $25 I get $25 but since most do the $5 month plan and pay monthly and the affiliate programs gives them $10 free I have to wait 7 months till most finally spends $25 and I get my $25 and to top it off the $25 I get is DigitalOcean credit only lol

    But I like promoting things I personally use so I dont mind. GL on your journey.
     
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    yep I have been researching to see what some of the big guys do. Yes I have seen some big pay out offers but I have not seen anyone ever get them as there is so many requirements to be able to get the pay out.

    Thanks you two for the feedback