The web hosting industry has become a huge and profitable market for affiliate marketers and average-joe bloggers. By just getting a few referrals, you can earn residual income, giving you time to focus solely on writing and promoting your blog! Some bloggers even make a substantial income from web hosts. One such blogger, who I look up to, is Pat Flynn. Pat makes over xx,xxx with one web hosting affiliate program.
How does he do that? He offer’s a discount/promo code to his audience, which will get someone a cheap web hosting bill for their initial purchase of their preferred plan. This is one way to help your audience get into the world of blogging, save them money, and get them started into this industry. We all have been in this situation before; you want to create a blog but didn’t have money to invest up front, so you search online for discount codes to get a site up right away. Below are the web hosting affiliate programs that I am associated with. These allow me to use a unique URL or sometimes a promo code to offer discounted prices to my readers.
Putting up one banner image on your blog with your unique URL is all it takes to make a commission. If someone likes what that web host has to offer, they will sign up. Some web hosts even track cookies, so you can earn a commission a week after the link was clicked on!
Let’s dive into these hosts. All of these I have been involved with for many years, and at some point used them for hosting myself.
Web Hosting Promo/Discount Offer’s
I don’t recommend joining Godaddy’s affiliate program because the one on Commission Junction is way better. It’s easy to search the promo/discount coupons for your blog and use them in a way that suits you. Follow the terms when you get approved on CJ to promote them. To give a discount out to my audience, I just find an offer I like that is not expired and use that link on the blog or my social media outlets.
Example of coupon codes I could use right now:
The beginning and end date of all promo codes are listed, so you’ll know when to copy a new link.
Let me mention for a second that there over-all affiliate program rocks on CJ.com. You make $100 per sale. If you don’t believe me, I’ll show you a commission in the screenshot below.
Do not join HostGator’s affiliate program that’s linked in the footer of their official website. The best one to join is through Commission Junction as that’s where you get the promo/coupon codes from and possible $100 per new customer. Just take a look at the current promo’s I could share with everyone. You can stay ahead of other affiliates by joining their CJ.com program. This will let you know when the latest offers are posted. I’m still subscribed to HG’s mailing list after I canceled my account years ago because I still promote them online.
HostGators managed WordPress hosting is a good package to promote to bloggers.
WPEngine is a premium web host that is meant for serious, large growth bloggers, which means it’s not cheap. This is why promo/coupon codes come in handy for this particular web host. Do look at the WPEngine Affiliate Program to get signed up. Currently, they are offering no discounts or special promotion and I am still waiting for a new one to be added. Here is where you will see them when they get added.
A short video about this Web Host.
For more information about this web host, just visit the WPEngine homepage.
SiteGround is a very good web host for performance wise. There are many great reviews online about them. As you can see in the image above, they typically do not provide any coupon codes but if they do it will be emailed to you with the start and end dates. On holidays you can check in the banner section to see if any holiday banners are added. Christmas was there last special offer and I hope another one comes out soon. Those deals are so good, it'll convert for you.
Check out SiteGround's homepage to learn more about them. If you know a few friends that might switch to them, have them do this under your affiliate URL.
Is there any more web hosts I can promote?
Like I mentioned earlier, the web hosting industry is a huge market and there are a lot more quality/top notch web hosts to promote. The list above only includes affiliate programs that I have used and made money from, which is why the list is short. I only recommend programs that I have succeeded with that pay their affiliates on time. Be sure that whatever web host you become a part of, that you subscribe to their mailing list. In doing this, you will receive news on certain promotions starting very soon, allowing you to prep yourself to promote their offer as soon as it goes live.
I've listed the other web hosts that I'm affiliated with on our recommended web hosting page.
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