How To Promote DreamHost Hosting With Promo & Earn Money

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How To Promote DreamHost Hosting With Promo & Earn Money

In my earlier post, I talked about Make money online using Dreamhost affiliate program, and I promised that I would be sharing the post on how you can promote Dreamhost affiliate program. Dreamhost is one of those affiliate programs that worked for me and using it I made good passive income.

Promote Dreamhost Hosting

To get started with, if you have not joined their affiliate, you can join now, and it’s free.

So I assume by now you have an affiliate account with Dreamhost and using your credential, login to dreamhost panel.


How to Create Dreamhost Discount code for your Blog readers?

One of the best method that you can use with Dreamhost aff. Program is they allow you to create a promo code, using this you can offer discount to your readers. You can generate maximum discount up to $97. Though I suggest, create discount coupon for $50 maximum as this will help you to make money.

Once you are inside Panel, click on rewards button at the right to create a promo code. Click on Create your promo code at the bottom of the page.


Click on Create a new Promo code. You can also see all the promo code that you have created till now:

Dreamhost Promos



First thing that I would do is create a promo code with Meaningful name. In the past, I  have created SML50, SML97 for Shoutmeloud and so on for other blogs. You  might like to use some name, which you can easily recall and related to your brand.

You have option to add extra goodies like extra domain name, private IP and so on. Though this will decrease your affiliate income.

Dreamhost let you get a maximum of $97 commission every sale. So if you are giving a discount of $50, for every sale, you will be making $47. I usually support creating a promo code for $50 discount.

Once you have entered all required field, click on Create this promo code now. You will see Promo code successfully generated message, or if that promo code already exists, you will be asked to select some other name.

Linking Promo code to your Affiliate link:

When you will login to your Panel and click on Rewards tab, you will see your affiliate link.

Dreamhost Rewards


So, in this case, my affiliate link is Now all I need to do is add my promo code after my Aff. link. So, for Example, to link my SML50 promo code, which offer $50 discount, I will use this link:|SML50

So now whenever a user will sign up this  promo code will be used, and he will get $50 discount on Hosting. So all you need to do is, after your aff. link add |promocode

Why $50 Promo code?

Some time back I created Dreamhost $97 discount code that is the maximum discount one can offer. Many ShoutMeloud readers signed up with that code (SML97) to get $97 discount but they received only $50 discount.

Dreamhost Customer care guy added that for a certain region, maximum possible discount is $50. So instead of creating a false alarm for your readers, create $50 discount code as Dreamhost guys are not revealing which countries are eligible for $97 discount and which countries for $50 discount.

How to promote Dreamhost Affiliate Program

So by now you know how to create a promo code and add your Dreamhost promo code into your aff. link. Now to promote Dreamhost program:

  • You can share discount coupon via blog post. <Example post>
  • You can add the banner on your sidebar
  • Send it via Email Newsletter

Dreamhost also offers free 15 days trial; you can use that as one of the best marketing mantras to promote your Dreamhost affiliate.

More detail:  How to signup for Free Dreamhost Trial account

Most effective way is via Blog Post.

Affiliate Payment

Users who are in other countries except India can receive money via Paypal or Check but for Indian affiliate users, only option is via Check. Though I have received my check within the time every month.

If you become a premium affiliate, you can check out money ever month. ( I’m one :) )

What Next:

I have shared one of my top money-making formula, and I hope it’s going to help you too. Make sure you take help of the tutorial and make some big real money and add it to your monthly income report.

Sign up for Dreamhost Affiliate

Here is a quick video on generating promo code using Dreamhost Panel:

Do let me know if you have any question regarding Dreamhost affiliate program. I would love to answer your questions.

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  1. says

    Hi Harsh , Thanks for this grt info . i am a newbie and have been reading and experimenting for sometime to enter niche marketing and affilate thing . this info about custom coupons will be of great help in my course. Thank you :)
    also could you please tell if there are any other products for which we can create custom coupons?? i contacted bemrush n was turned down by theit reply that only 1 year old customers will get custom codes.
    i would be grateful to you if u could hrlp me with these two doubts . :)
    thanks for sharing

  2. Saurabh says

    hey harsh,

    I have a question, lets say i created a coupon and someone used it to buy hosting and then he created coupon and another person buys from his coupon, will i be able to get small rewards like in other programs ??


  3. Tauseef Alam says

    Hi Harsh

    I’m new to Dreamhost affiliate. Last month i started promoting them and luckily made approx 20 sales, But still no commission is being showing up in my account. I contacted their support team and they replied that commission takes 15 days time to reflect in your account.

    Now 15 days period has also been over but no commission. As per your experience with them, how long does it take to get the commission credit to your account after the sale.

    Tauseef Alam

    • says

      In that case get in touch with Dreamhost Affiliate and ask them for a clarification. So far I never had any such issue but if it’s happening with you, I believe there must be some mistake. Do let me know the results..

  4. Nizam Khan says

    Awesome and much useful post! Well, Dreamhost is one of the best hosting service, however I didn’t know about the $97 can only get $50 discount as you mentioned it’s not clear which countries are eligible for full $97 discount. So, I agree it’s better to create a discount code of $50. Thanks for making it clear Harsh and tweeted :)

  5. Punit says

    Hi Harsh, can you please help me that how to use the promo code which i have created from DreamHost affiliation program. Can you please share some in detail guideline. Thank you.

  6. Joy says

    Hi Harsh,
    I have been hosting my site with dreamhost but dont know about the Affiliate marketing.Now only i am trying to work around Affiliate marketing. Thanks for the post.Have created my first affiliate link

    When do we receive our check from dreamhost?Is there any minimum amount to reach.


  7. Kunal says

    Success mantra’s are always kept secret, but I’m feeling so good to read a post where a person has revealed his money making idea so well.
    Well everyone dont share their way of making money, felt really good to read your this post.

  8. Anup @ HackTutors says

    Very comprehensive post. I already created post to promote my affiliate link on my blog :)

    Thanks for the good information :)

  9. Tech Maish says

    Harsh really this is wonderful way of making decent amount of money. I never heard about this before. Thanks for sharing this, i will try this.

  10. Sathish says

    Hi Harsh, Thanks for providing a wonderful tutorial. I am using Dreamhost affiliate program for 3 months, but I didn’t have any success still now. Hope I will earn some money from their affiliate program soon. Thanks again for writing an useful Guide.

      • Vijay says

        Harsh the same here, Me too didn’t made money from affiliate marketing. And you didn’t said me that for Indian customer can get 97$ coupon? To say the truth my hosting on fatcow is going to complete one year and I am not having more money to renew my hosting. :( So only asking about the dreamhost 97$.

        • says

          Hey Vijay
          When I wrote about $97 discount code, I had no idea that Indian customer can’t get $97 off. It’s when one Indian user signed up and informed me about the issue.
          Meanwhile how’s your experience with Fatcow? Never heard good review about them.
          If you have just single domain, move to Hostgator hatchling plan which is also cheap else you can sign up for Dreamhost with $50 Discount + 1 free domain with coupon code: SML50

          • Vijay says

            While I started with Fatcow last year, it was not good enough. But now it provided more features and layout design to help customers. They are interacting with customers with helpful ideas too. They newly launched the serviceman to help wordpress users too. Enjoying $ is problem for me else I will remain the same for next year too. After this renewal I survive my blog like an empire king to hit top 5 Indian bloggers list if I joined with you..waiting :)

  11. Imran@TechiesBlog says

    DreamHost are the best hosting and excellent service, Their Affiliate program is also awesome. Harsh I will register to Dreamhost Affiliate program immediately.

  12. Vijay says

    Thanks for providing step by step guide for beginners. And I need to get clear my query- If you provided 97$ discount code means for every referral you will receive 0$ ? And another query 97$ discount is eligible for Indian customers?

    • says

      Hey Vijay
      Yes you got it right.
      $97 Discount means $0 commission for you.
      $50 discount means $47 your commission.
      One of ShoutMeloud reader signed up for Dreamhost using our $97 discount code but he got only $50 discount and when I pinged their live chat for support on this, they confirmed that for many regions $50 is maximum possible discount.

      • Nirpendra Patel says

        actually i registered from your link and too happy, they billed me only $24.40 for full one year. thanks for your discount coupon “SML97″

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