How to Make Money from Hostgator’s Affiliate Program

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I have been an affiliate partner with Hostgator for more than four years now. Every month I make around $1200 from Hostgator’s affiliate program. If you are new to Hostgator, you should check out our Hostgator review.

Hostgator offers unlimited hosting with quality customer support, and being a user of Hostgator myself, I have no hesitation referring someone to Hostgator. Indeed, this is a win-win situation for me. I recommend one of the finest shared hosting services to people, and every successful referral makes a minimum of $50 for me.

Have you ever considered that instead of paying for hosting, you could make money from Hostgator’s hosting service?

Like most other hosting services, Hostgator offers an affiliate program.

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Hostgator affiliate program Review:

Hostgator’s affiliate program is available to everyone, and you don’t even need to have a hosting account with Hostgator to sign up.

How to get started with Hostgator’s affiliate program:

Before we get into detail about Hostgator’s affiliate program, here is a quick report of proof of income from Hostgator’s affiliate program:

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Signing up with Hostgator’s affiliate program is easy & their affiliate program is available via ImpactRadius. You can join it here.

Once you have signed up for Hostgator Affiliate program via ImpactRadius, it would take about 3-4 days before they will approve your application.

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Payment options

You can get paid by check, ACH or PayPal. For easy and quick payment, I would suggest using ACH or Paypal.

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Unlimited affiliate income

The best thing about the Hostgator affiliate program is the fact that they pay according to the number of referrals received. For example, based on the number of people you refer to Hostgator, you will be earning as follows:

  • 9 * $75: $675
  • 11* $100: $1100
  • 21 *$125: $2625

So far, I have not faced any issues with Hostgator’s affiliate program on ImpactRadius, and I have been successfully running it for a year. At the time of the writing of this post, Hostgator has paid me a total of $12,000+, and another $4000 is unpaid. It has worked for me, and if you use the program properly, this hosting affiliate program will work for you, too.

Here are highlights of Hostgator Affiliate Program on ImpactRadius:

  • Payouts: Impact Radius gives you much more flexibility with frequency and date of payment. We will still process and lock transactions for payment on the 11th of the month but you now can get your payments on a specific day of the month OR when you hit a threshold.
  • Reporting: You will have much more detailed and insightful reporting on over 20 data points (ex: Invoice ID, Client ID, device, package type/term, domain, etc.). Additionally, you will have the ability to automate and download customized reports.
  • Tracking: Coupon codes and affiliate links will continue to be the main tracking methods but again with much more insights through improved reporting.
  • For custom coupon code you need to email Hostgator Affiliate team at [email protected]

Were you aware that you could make this kind of money from Hostgator’s affiliate program, or is this concept new to you?

Feel free to ask questions or share your experience in the comments section below.

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Authored By
A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

136 thoughts on “How to Make Money from Hostgator’s Affiliate Program”

  1. Hello Harsh,

    I was signed up for Hostgator Affiliate earlier means before Impact Radius. So I would like to ask you a question that can I register to impact radius again if yes, then can you provide me the link?

    Please guide me. Waiting for your reply.

    Nikhil Nafde

  2. Hi Harsh, I just signed up for the HostGator Affiliate program. My question is on the bank information. What should I fill in the EIN/SSN as I am outside US and I do not have a foreign tax ID ?

    1. Hey Julius,

      Because you are a Non-US Citizens you need to fill W8BEN tax form. Fill all the details in the form except the EIN and foreign tax id. leave that as blank and submit the form.

      1. Hi Harsh,
        I tried filling it like that, but it is not accepting.
        Here’s the issues:
        1.Electronic Tax Document W8BEN
        its compulsory to fill foreign tax id.
        2.Setting up Your Bank Account( Had Left out EIN/SSN)
        One or more validation errors have occurred:
        Please enter a Tax id.
        Please let me know how to solve this issue.
        Thank you.

  3. Hi Harsh,
    I am a member of Hostgator India affiliate program and I have given 15-16 sales to them but so far they didn’t pay my commission , I am waiting for my commission since 3-4 months. When I am contacting to them, there is no proper response. I don’t know what I have to do now! Could please help me?

  4. Thank you for this post. I have had Hostgator for my website, but just now signed up for the Affiliate program. 🙂

  5. Hi, Harsha
    I need answer form you or other expert.
    1. How Can I generate deeplink for certain hostgator page?
    2. they pay for only new user successful registration or also pay for existing hostgator user ?

  6. Siddharth Kamble

    Hello Harsh,

    Thanks for the sharing information. Very nice post.

    I have two questions.

    1. I am from india and i wanted to sign up on international Hostgator affiliate program. Please tell me is it possible?
    2. I have one old domain which is previously doing Hostgator affiliate. So my question is, Should i go with this domain to start hostgator affiliate or my account will be declined because of that domain name?

    Please let me know your suggestion.


    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Siddharth,

      1. Yes, you can sign up for affiliate
      2. You can use the same domain name to sign up for affiliate.

  7. Thanks Harsh for this post. Its too much good. And It is really inspirational to see how much you are making money every month from HostGator just by promoting them.

  8. Hi Harsh,
    The has changed the withdrawal method to Electronic fund transfer only. Now I need to enter few details like Swift Code and Routing I dont know what I need to add to these fields
    I have an ICICI and SBI bank account.

    Please help

  9. Glad to read this post. Thanks Harsh … My application is still being reviewed. Hope that they will approve that.
    I like your blog. This is a great blog with a great team.

  10. what is impact radius??? how to join them??? there is any video??
    I many times tried with HostGator Affiliate to join but they replyed always Request declined.
    Any Guideline???

  11. Most important and hardest part is to get people buy the hosting plan through your link. So basically you need to generate traffic (if you already don’t have it), and in order to get traffic, you gotta’ advertise (spend money). There is tough competition out there. Good Luck.

  12. Sir, I have signed up successfully with bank details now I want to submit Electronic Tax Document, so there are three options are available

    1. W9
    2. W8-BEN
    3. W8-BEN-E

    so which is the option for Indian users ?

        1. Hey Gautam,

          You can leave that row as blank and use the first check box to confirm that you are a resident of India.

  13. Thanks for the wonderful article Harsh. It means a lot when someone wants to share their “way of making money”. I do have an affiliate with Hostgator. But the affiliate doesn’t do much because when a person gets redirected to Hostgator through my affiliate link, they get to see a coupon code advertised by Hostgator itself. So when checking out they tend to use that coupon code for which we Don’t get commission. How does getting a custom coupon code for my Affiliate link work ?

    1. Hey Shreyas,
      For getting a customized coupon code, you need to contact your affiliate manager. You need to tell him the value they will get out of your blog i.e how many users can you give them, how do you intend to promote it etc..

          1. Thank you so much Harsh for your kind reply. I was thinking that we can create a promo code in start of our affiliate journey with HostGator but now you cleared it that we need 4 to 5 sales to get it. What if we don’t use promocode, then can we earn full commission on our generated sale? Secondly only using banners on our site can generate sales?

          2. @Aitraz
            Yes, you can earn money in full even without promo codes.
            if its on a relevant site, it does.

  14. Hi Harsh,

    I want to ask that what do I need to fill in the EIN/SSN section for company tax information. Will IFSC code work

  15. Thanks for the article! I’ve not earned from HostGator yet although I’m getting clicks. Managed to earn through SiteGround though. Funniest thing is that I’m using Bluehost for my blog and I’m promoting Bluehost as well but no sign-ups..

  16. hello harsh, i am not getting how to fill Company Tax Information, it was asking for Province what should i fill there (i am from india)

  17. Hi Harsh,

    I have signed up to Hostgator affiliate program, so I just want to know from where I will the get the SWIFT code of my bank account, As per your post you have PayPal transfer also available but for me, only EFT available why so?


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