For owners of web hosting companies here, how much do you pay commission to your affiliates? I know it wouldn't be feasible to pay your affiliates 75% of the selling price, like what ebook sellers usually do.
Thanks guys for sharing. I think 15% - 25% is quite reasonable for hosting business. I notice that most of you pay recurring commission to your affiliates. Could we still attract affiliates by offering one time commission?
We're not into affiliate marketing, but if I were considering pushing someone else's business, I'd focus on those that pay a recurring commission of some kind. I wouldn't want to start at zero commission each month.
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We pay affiliates as below with all commissions being paid as credit to their hosting account
Affiliate Earning Percentage 15% (percentage of each payment affiliates will receive on all aff sales)
Affiliate Bonus Deposit £5.00 (the amount affiliates will receive in their account after signing up)
Affiliate Payout Amount £50 (the minimum amount affiliates have to reach before making a withdrawal)
Affiliate Commission Delay 14 (the number of days to delay commission payments - then only pays if account is still active)
We do 25% per sale and never considered to offer those crazy "50% +" commissions that many other web hosts do, especially in the Shared Hosting niche. It not possible to make it unless the whole business is not turned into one big financial scheme where the quality does not matter.