Every blogger wants to make good money with their web sites and one of the most overly promoted ways to do this is through the use of pushing web hosting affiliate programs. But why wouldn’t we?… the payouts are quite good. Some bloggers and site owners are receiving over $200 per new referred customer to hosting sites!
With so many people promoting web hosting on their web site and blogs, not only can it look desperate… but it can also diminish the experience and actual value of your site.
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with promoting hosting companies on your site at all. I’ve done very well with hosting affiliate programs in the past and you can too… it’s just a matter of getting a bit more creative.
Let’s take a look at a few new methods of improvements you can make on your web hosting promotions to increase sales and revenue coming from your site. I currently use a mixture of all of these tactics across my network of sites. I’ve also included some real life examples to get you inspired.
Partner Up with a Service that Offers Free Domains
There are plenty of web hosting companies out there that many of us already know, but they already have millions of customers signed up to their networks. If you want to bring a new promotion to life on your site, then you should start looking at some alternative hosting solutions that already have some built in promotions and benefits for the customer. OptimalHosting.com, which is a cloud based hosting service has an affiliate program where they are paying out up to $160 per referred customer, but also offer 6 months of free hosting and a free domain name to new customers. This is a great way to bring in new hosting customers through your site.
Create Your Own Incentivized Offer
Another great way to attract and entice your audience to take action to sign up for hosting is to offer them a special bonus. Through bloggingtips.com I always made the offer to offer free blog and wordpress installation for anyone who didn’t know how to set up their own site. This is a tactic that OnlineProfits.com has done, which allows people to sign up for hosting through their site instead of paying for access to their membership site. Thus generating over $50,000 in sales for the site… just through hosting referrals!
Show that YOU are Also Using this Same Web Host
Lastly, the most brain dead and easy way to get people to sign up for hosting through your site is to simply boast who is hosting your site. I always like to mention on my sites who I am hosting with, as I often get emails and asked who I used. If you ever visit Shoemoney.com and scroll to the bottom of the page, you will also see the following banner at the bottom of the page. A simple yet effective message for HostGator hosting and a great way to pull in random signups.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways for you to get more creative with your web hosting promotions and how to bring in new referrals. The web hosting referral business is always going to be a huge one and make money for a lot of people for many years to come. Make sure you take these tips and examples and implement them into your business or blog.