How To Start Making Money With WebHosting Affiliate Programs

If you have been following most of the top bloggers and internet marketers, who are into affiliate marketing, one suggestion from them is if your niche allows get into WebHosting affiliate programs. Web hosting affiliate is one of the most lucrative and one of the highest paying affiliate programs available.

There are many people out there who are making thousands of dollars from commissions by selling and promoting different WebHosting Companies such as HostGator, GoDaddy, DreamHost, Bluehost Etc.These are not the only Hosting companies that are providing Affiliate Options; almost all the hosting companies offer affiliate earning possibilities. Eespecially, if your blog teaches about how to blog, how to start a website or around Blogging and hosting niche, Webhosting affiliate can always help to earn more than what you are earning from Adsense or any Ad network.

WebHosting Affiliate

Here we will look at some of the reasons on how Web Hosting Affiliate programs can help you make handsome money and some of the Aff. programs that you can join.

How WebHosting Affiliate Programs are useful:

High commission payout:

Hosting Affiliate Income Proof

Affiliate Income Proof for Hosting Affiliate

Hosting Affiliate Programs offer insane commissions to those who bring in new sales, for example, HostGator pays a minimum of 50$ commission to the publisher for each sale, they have an inverted pyramid type system where, the more sales you make in a month, the higher the commission for each sale, it can go up to 125$ a sale if you get 21+ sales a month.You might be thinking, “How can these companies afford to pay these insane commissions?” This is exactly what I thought when I first heard about these commissions; then I went through some literature of these hosting companies and their business plan was a pretty good actually.They feel that if someone registers for a new hosting plan with them, these companies are confident in their services that they can hold on to the customer for years to come.Hence they make much more than 50$ from the sale, over time.

Increase in Popularity of building Websites

There is a more interest towards designing websites and building websites these days than there was say 10 years ago.So the market is there, all you need to do is, make sure that you can attract this market to buy through you. This can be done by good SEO, Good use of Coupons (4th Point) as well as promoting through Social Networks.With many people wanting to build websites, they are going to need hosting, so there is a huge market of people arising every day who are wanting to buy hosting.If you have corresponding articles and information, there is no doubt that you will bag some commissions each month.

Suggested Niche for Webhosting Affiliates:

Do not think that you need to have a Domain like or and write only about Hosting topics to earn commissions.There are some other niches that can get you good results as well.Here are some of them –

  • Technology
  • Blogging
  • How to Create/Design Website
  • Coding Tips
  • WordPress/Blogger Tutorials
  • Templates Blog

These are just some of the Topics, which have a good potential to get commissions.You will not believe it when I say that I got my first two commissions from HostGator through a Personal Blog and another from an Education Blog.Even today I am dumbfounded how that happened, but as I said your niche does not have to about Hosting.The central point is whatever be your niche, you earn a fixed commission of a good number of dollars, unlike Adsense or Chitika, which depend mainly on your niche and pay according to the keywords.

Hosting Discount Coupons:

Most of the Hosting Affiliates provide custom coupon codes for you, if someone buys a hosting plan using those coupons, then you can get the commission.If it’s possible, try to make your codes very simple and easy to remember, market these codes at your blog stating the discounts they offer.If you use your coupons well, you can earn a lot more than with any CPC or CPM platform.Coupons give an incentive for users to go and buy a hosting plan for their website.

With the Hosting Companies providing so many opportunities, I think if you just do a little hard work you can surely earn a lot from Hosting Commissions.Make use of this high paying type of Affiliates, I am sure that you will not regret it.

Popular Webhosting Affiliate Programs:

Now, there are many Webhosting companies that you can pick and join their affiliate programs. In most of the cases, joining Webhost affiliate program is free, and I will also share how you can find an affiliate program of any Webhosting. You can also use Affiliate marketplace like CJ, Clickbank to find many high-paying Web hosting aff programs. But, I prefer joining directly to any hosting affiliate.

Some of the suggested ones are: Hostgator, Dreamhost, Bluehost and few more.

Though, don’t try to jump into every hosting affiliate network. Pick the affiliate of hosting which you are using, and you are confident of. For example, at ShoutMeLoud you will notice under suggested Webhosting, there are three programs and all of them is personally used by the team here at SML. So, it’s always a wise advice to suggest something that you are sure of and confident about.

You can always use Google to find if any hosting company offers the affiliate program or not. For example: Hostgator Affiliate program or better search like affiliate program.

Web Hosting Affiliate Program

How to promote Webhosting Affiliates:

Like any other hosting affiliate program, you can promote any Hosting Affiliate. Though, here are some tips for newbies to promote any of your Web-Hosting Aff programs:

Write Hosting review:

Write a review of hosting which you would like to promote. Give complete details and technical specification and some strong reasons why you recommend it. Make sure, none of the words should be fake marketing stunt but should be a genuine and personalized review. This will help, readers to pick a genuine Webhosting company. Ex: Hostgator review

Hosting Discount coupon:

All the hosting company offers discount coupon to increase their sale. You can keep an eye on latest hosting discount coupons, by setting up Google alert or follow those blogs or sites, which share latest hosting discount coupon. When ever you find any discount offer, that is hard to resist., share it with your readers by blog Post, Email newsletter, Fan page or Twitter. If the discount period is longer, you can add a banner at prominent space on your Website.

Custom Discount coupon:

Hosting companies like Hostgator, Dreamhost offers their affiliates to create a custom hosting discount coupon. This will help them to increase their sales. For example, here at ShoutMeLoud we have custom coupon “SML97” for Dreamhost hosting, which offers $97 discount. Similarly, you can create your own custom coupon. If you are using your blog to promote it, keep the coupon code close to your brand name.

Put Hosting Banner:

You can find affiliate Banner promotion material under your affiliate panel. Or you can also create create custom ad banner for those hosting affiliate and put it on your site. Custom but attractive banner performs way better than general and common ad banners. (Ad blindness)

Create Hosting Comparision sites:

When I shop for any Web host for me, I usually read lots of review for different hosting company account. Hosting comparision sites are very popular to pick best host. Though, it’s really hard to find genuine one, but if you can create an honest site with great review, comparision and discount coupons, a proper strategy can do wonder to your make money arsenal.

Here is a video guide for getting started with HG affiliate program:

If affiliate market is something which interest you, Webhosting Affiliate is something which you should probably look into right away.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Email newsletter, to get an update on our news guide on starting your own Domain business. Do share which is most successful Hosting Affiliate program for your?


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An 18 year old Football crazy Tech Blogger, who runs the Geeks & Nerds Tech Blog. A TrueBlue Chelsea Fan and has been Blogging for a while and started his new Tech Blog Geeks & Nerds on December 27 2011.Gautham On Google+


COMMENTs ( 20 )

  1. Anushka says

    Great post! I have a doubt here. Can we give discount to the customer as an incentive to try from our link (provided by the affiliate). That discount will be some part of the commission I will get from the sale. So basically I give some part of my gain to you to buy the product. That might increase traffic. Just a thought!

    Please let me know :)

  2. Azman Nabi says

    I have a question.
    I use godaddy as a host partner for my blog. So can I advertise other hosting as an affiliate on my blog?

  3. Sayeed says

    I’m not sure how good hostgator affiliate program is, I tried bluehost and I’m feeling like they have the worse affiliate program… I’m not sure that is some is facing any issue with bluehost affiliate or not.

    They do things which is not even in their term’s and codition.

    Harsh as you are the expert I hope I can get some answer from you regarding this.

    Someone singed up for 3 account and now I can see that they just simply delete 2 payment and I’m going to be paid for only 65$…


  4. Tomas says

    Very good post. Looks very easy money with Web hosting affiliate but in real it isn’t. Hardest thing is how to get traffic to my website, website design and so on…

  5. nikhil says

    I own a website which talks about health, fashion and relationship… will i be benifitted by joining a webhosting affiliate program. if yes then how??

    • Tirthpriya says

      No nikhil, i don’t think so.
      Because as Harsh(the expert) mentioned above ,that you need to be in some niches like

      1.Website design
      2. Technology
      4. Coding tips
      5. Website templates etc

      As you don’t fall in any of this niche. I think you are not going to get much , if u beome an web hosting affiliate.

  6. Radha Krishna says

    Web hosting affiliates pay really high compared to other affiliate programs. I had good luck with BlueHost and it is earning me more than my monthly income from ads these days. But, HostGator didn’t bring me a single penny. Will test out the other programs too. Thanks for the post.

  7. Sammy says

    Personally I have used both GoDaddy and Hostgator for my shared hosting blogs. However I find Hostgator to be insanely more helpful and easy that GoDaddy. First of all, GoDaddy site is cluttered and very difficult to navigate. I managed my way around that. But their support is terrible.

    Once when my site was infected with malware, they just washed their hands off and left me to fend for myself. I decided to transfer my hosting and even then their instructions were casual and unhelpful resulting in complete loss of database for me. Fortunately it was a small site and I managed to get it back up.

    Similar problems experienced with Hostgator – but their support was very helpful in getting malware removed and they even installed the database for me.

    So I’d always recommend Hostgator above everyone else. High paying affiliate programs are a good thing, but if you really care for your blog readers then you must offer them something that you know and have experience that it is a good product.

    • sanu dutta says

      Just one word for Godaddy support, Terrible. However, I run 3 of my sites on Hostgator and they’ee quite impressive in terms of downtime and support.

  8. Tushar says

    This is a very good information on how to use webhost affiliate programs. A right campaign can surely get you the right bucks. Thanks for the share Gautham.

  9. rahul says

    There was nothing new that I haven’t read before, but the article was really well written and very informative. Well done Gautham.

    And one question.
    I checked your blog, why don’t you get a custom domain instead of a .blogspot it costs less than $12!

  10. Irfan says

    This is the fourth article i’m reading in SML of yours Gautham. No doubt you have an excellent flow in your writing. In this article you have explained Affiliating Program in such a way that this have made me to bookmark this page of SML for future reads. Keep going, you have great future.

  11. Flatfeets says

    Nice Post ,simply Impressive . Compared to Hostgator Ipage Affiliate program is Rocking ,it pays 105$ per Referral

  12. Jai says

    Excellent write up on Web hosting companies, affiliates and the strategies followed by them.. very impressive post Gautham..

  13. eddy rehani says

    v nice post. i like your choice of words and the simplicity you have used in this post which really works to connect with the reader. the only program i am signed up with is hostgator and i think i will stick to them because they seem to be the most popular one.