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  Post #1 (permalink)   04-03-2012, 10:06 AM
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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.

  Post #2 (permalink)   04-03-2012, 11:12 AM
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There are many ways to do it. Personally I like giving 50% commission first sale then monthly 15% commission as long as that client is still signed up with us.

There are many ways of doing it you could also have special policies where its only monthly payouts or what ever.

What kind of service will you be offering for your affiliates?
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  Post #3 (permalink)   04-03-2012, 11:20 AM
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I look for the 15%-25% mark.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   04-03-2012, 03:27 PM
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When I was a host I had my commissions set for 15% for shared hosting and 5% for VPS hosting.

All payouts were held for 45 days to make sure the client didn't request a refund. And cashing out was set to $25.00.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   04-03-2012, 04:35 PM
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Affiliate Earning Percentage: 25% recurring (percentage of each payment made by the referral affiliates will receive - as long as the referral's account is active)

Affiliate Initial Bonus Deposit: $10.00 (upon signup)

Affiliate Payout Amount: $50.00

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  Post #6 (permalink)   04-04-2012, 08:58 AM
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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?

  Post #7 (permalink)   04-04-2012, 09:43 AM
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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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  Post #8 (permalink)   04-06-2012, 08:03 AM
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I offer 25% per new sign up. 5.00 when they opt for the affiliate. Payout on 30.00.
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We offer 15% commission to all affiliates. Commissions are payable each month on all active sales.
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  Post #10 (permalink)   04-08-2012, 07:17 AM
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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)
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We pay 10% recurring commissions on the majority of services. Some of our affiliates are doing very well for themselves
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  Post #12 (permalink)   04-20-2012, 11:24 PM
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We do not provide affiliate programs, but I think that 20% is totally enough

  Post #13 (permalink)   04-21-2012, 11:30 PM
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30% recurring on shared and vps it varies. We also offer services to help improve leads, custom landing pages etc and if they are really serious we can provide other services to improve their leads.

No "bonus" for signing up but lower payout level.

Screening affiliates and auditing their methods is always good to improve success rates for you and them... creates less fraud orders and improves sign up rate.
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  Post #14 (permalink)   04-22-2012, 07:02 AM
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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.
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  Post #15 (permalink)   04-22-2012, 03:46 PM
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25-35% per sale is great and doable!
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