One of the best ways to make money online is by selling web hosting services via an affiliate link. The profit margins are so large in the web hosting niche because it requires absolutely no startup costs, you don’t have to buy anything to start selling, and you can quit any time you want. The reason people fail in this niche is because they are promoting companies that pay $40-60 per sale when they could be making up to $125 or so for the same exact sale with a different company. That’s why I’m here to show you which affiliate programs pay the most.
Web Hosting Hub – Up To $125 Per Sale
One of the web hosting companies that I promote here on Omega Web is Web Hosting Hub. They are owned by the same company as InMotion Hosting (see below) and will offer up to $125 per sale if you promote both InMotion and Web Hosting Hub on your website or blog. In addition, they have a tiered affiliate program which means you also make money from the people you refer. For example, if Susan refers Johnny to Web Hosting Hub, Susan will make up to $125 for the sale. Then if Johnny signs up for the Web Hosting Hub affiliate program and sells a web hosting package, Susan will make a commission from Johnny’s sales as well.
InMotion Hosting – Up To $125 Per Sale
As I mentioned before, Web Hosting Hub and InMotion are the same company. Web Hosting Hub offers basic web hosting and InMotion offers high-end business hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers. If you promote both InMotion and Web Hosting Hub on your website, they will raise your commissions to $125. Also, just like Web Hosting Hub, they have the tiered affiliate program so you can earn from the people you refer as well.
iPage – $105 Per Sale
One of the most unheard of affiliate programs out there is iPage. I normally see a lot of bloggers promoting HostGator and Blue Host, but iPage actually pays more than these popular companies.
FatCow – $100 Per Sale
The first web hosting affiliate program I ever belonged to was FatCow. They pay $100 for every sale you make but keep in mind that if the person you are referring cancels within 30 days, you will not earn the commission. The FatCow affiliate program is very nice because on average, their hosting plans only cost around $40, so it’s easy to get people to sign up.
Green Geeks – Up To $100 Per Sale
Green Geeks is another web hosting company that uses a tiered system that you can earn from the people you refer. As for their standard earnings, however, you can make anywhere between $50-100 per sale depending on how many customers you refer each month. If the customers you refer make any sales, you will earn $100 tiered earnings.
Blue Host – $65 Per Sale
Blue Host is one of the best web hosting services out there and I see a lot of bloggers promoting it, so I decided to add it to this list. If you promote Blue Host, you will make $65 per sale.
$50 $0 Per Sale
Although HostGator says you will earn $50 per sale, they are well known for reversing commissions and not paying their affiliates. I made one sale through HostGator and they claimed that the person I referred “never added files to their server” so it could not be confirmed that they were using the service. In reality, though, they had a website live on their main domain name and the nameservers pointed to HostGator… If you want more proof of this, simply do a search for “HostGator reverses commissions” and you’ll get a bunch of horror stories from all kinds of people.
Do you know of any others?
Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list of affiliate programs. I’m sure there are others that offer $100 or even $120 commissions – it’s just that I don’t know about them at this time. If you know of any other good web hosting affiliate programs, mention them in the comments and I will add it to this list.