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Webhosting Affiliate - Is This Common??

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by CoyoteAssassin, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Recently I have been promoting webhosting and receive $100 per referral. When I received my payment today, it was for a very small amount. Upon discussing the issue with the affiliate manager, they mentioned that payment is only made for websites that have been fully developed.

    Is this common?

    If not, can someone recommend a few webhosting affiliate options I should look into?

    I'm not scamming the system to any degree and for the most part, more money has been brought in (to the hosting company) than paid in commissions.

    What do you think about this?
     
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    Name and shame so others do not caught in the same trap. It's not hostgator is it?
     
  3. CoyoteAssassin

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    I'll wait until I receive my next response from the affiliate manager regarding some questions I asked. Based on that, I will most likely name and shame.

    I read the TOS and I do not see anything in there that says that the website also has to be developed...

    It is not HG though. Are they known to do this or are they good to work with?
     
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    Hostgator tend to shave like crazy, have a first time customer only policy, have to be active so many months etc...
     
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    I can handle the first time customer active so many months, but we as an affiliate should not be left in the dark if we have done our part and the person does not "develop" their website. Based on the reports, most signed up for a 3-year plan.

    Do you promote HG and is it something you recommend?

    Thanks for your assistance.
     
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    I stay well clear of HG, there was a good method where you put an ad in the local paper, offer small businesses a free website. Sign them up to affiliate hosting, simple wordpress theme and you make bank :D

    I don't recommend HG, and its been way too long since I did any hosting affiliate stuff to recommend anyone. I'd always say find 2 or 3 different companies and rotate your signups between them in case one screws ya.
     
  7. MonoPuff

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    Hmm, I've received $100 commissions from web hosting affiliates without issue.. most just need the accounts open for more than 30 days..

    Obviously they make there money in the long run since most people tend to host their sites for many years without going through the hassle of switching.. Kind of a gamble on their part, but it's all part of the game.