Originally Posted by WhereTolook
Have any of you tried affiliate programs to start your hosting business?
I know CIHost started this way and is now HUGE. But can anyone give me firsthand examples, or advice on starting one up? like, what king of script or software, how to spot fraudsters in an affiliate program, etc.
Thanks in advance!
We use iDevaffiliate, and it's decent enough. Not the greatest, but it works for our needs better then most other software...
The trick is to:
1) Make the affiliate program WORTH IT for your affiliates. Nobody is going to sell your web hosting for a $3 "paycheck" if they can get $100 per order from someone else.
2) Make it easy for them. Don't make your affiliates go and try to find information and banners, etc. Look at CIHost's program, and there are pages and pages and pages of information, guides, and whatnot.
3) You must have a good quality product.