Everything you need to know on basics of affiliate marketing at Hostinger
All the information on banners, coupon codes and Affiliate Program Agreement
All the basics of affiliate and sale tracking links
Information on how to join affiliate program
Payment & Commission
Payout requirements, taxes, minimum payment threshold and payment dates
Account termination and contacts
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a performance-based marketing, where an external partner is paid a commission for delivering a specific result to an advertiser. It can be a sale, a new newsletter subscriber, a download of an app and etc.
Affiliate Marketing is based on revenue sharing model. A company that has a product and wants to sell more can offer a commission to promoters through an affiliate program. While affiliate marketers, even though they don´t have any products themselves, can promote products that they like and earn an income from it!
To put it simply: Affiliate marketing is the process of earning commission by promoting products of other people and companies.
How can I make money with Hostinger?
Join Hostinger Affiliate Program and help us promote a trusted service loved by millions across the globe! The idea is that if a user redirected from your site buys a hosting package at Hostinger, you earn a piece of the profit! The more users you drive to our website, the more money you can make. As time goes on, and if we see that you are bringing us more and more users, the commissions can increase! If you’re worried that you’ll occasionally bring only one or two users, it’s recommended to check if our Referral Program is what you were looking for instead. In case you’re a web developer or you’re planning to make purchases on behalf of your clients, our PRO program is a perfect choice for you.
Does Hostinger have an affiliate program?
Yes - You can join it for free and the application will only take a few minutes! Check it out and register HERE.
Do I need a website to get started?
A website or a YouTube channel are essential to get the best results with our Affiliate Program. After all, it is hard to sell website hosting when you are not using it yourself. If you don’t have a channel but are still interested in recommending Hostinger and earning money, our Referral Program may be just perfect for you.
What technical skills do I need to become an Affiliate?
You don’t need to have any technical skills in order to join our program. However, website management and web development knowledge would certainly help. Take a look at our step-by-step tutorials that will answer all the questions that you or your clients might have.
Can I promote Hostinger in social media?
Yes - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and all the other platforms are full of potential users. You only need to reach them out. Highlight the amazing deals we’re giving out and don’t forget to use hashtags for extra exposure.
Can I promote Hostinger using email marketing techniques?
Yes, you can. Email marketing is a great strategy to address people who are not always available. Be sure to get creative on the subject and preheaders. With the right words, you can communicate the deal better and score more conversions.
I am a graphic designer/web developer. Can I buy hosting for my client and get paid affiliate commission?
If you’re a Web agency/developer, we invite you to join our PRO program instead, where you’ll be able to fully manage and also make purchases on behalf of your clients.
Can I buy traffic/use paid media to promote Hostinger?
No, we do not allow using Pay per Click or Pay per impression campaigns as advertising method and bidding on keywords and phrases containing the 'Hostinger' trademark, or variations or misspellings of the trademarked term on Pay per Click or Pay per Impression campaigns on the search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, Bing or others) without our prior approval. You are not allowed to use the Hostinger Website(s) as display URL in Paid media ads and to direct-link or redirect to the Hostinger Website(s).
Can I get a personal coupon code?
Personal 5% coupon codes are issued to partners who make at least 5 sales per month. Contact your Affiliate Account Manager to see if we can arrange a coupon code for you.
Can I use coupon codes from the internet?
We are partners with today’s best bloggers and social media influencers around the Internet and have given them special coupon codes. If you happen to find a coupon code on the Internet, feel free to use it.
Are there any promotional materials to use for promoting Hostinger?
You can access Hostinger's banners and other promotional materials on your Affiliate Dashboard or HERE.
Do you provide banners in other languages?
Yes, Hostinger’s promotional banners are available in 31 different languages. You can find a banner in your local language HERE.
Can I share my own screenshots of Hostinger?
Hostinger provides up-to-date screenshots to ensure the most accurate information for your visitors. Find the most relevant screenshots HERE.
Where can I read your Affiliate Program Agreement?
The Hostinger Affiliate Program Agreement can be found HERE.
How are the sales tracked?
We track the sales by tracking (affiliate) links and cookies. When a user clicks on your tracking link, we place cookies into his browser and they help us recognise that it is your referred user.
What is a tracking link?
A tracking link, also known as an affiliate link, is a special URL that helps us identify that a particular referral came from your reference. Hostinger uses this mechanism to determine which links bring conversions. More specifically, the tracking link can:
- Recognise where the user came from;
- Check whether they make a purchase or not;
- Validate the conversion.
Where can I find my affiliate tracking link and create links for different landing pages?
Here is how to find your tracking link:
1) Once you log-in into your dashboard, scroll to “Featured Offers” section and click on your offer;
3) If you scroll down, you'll see pre-made banners, too.
If I refer my clients to hostinger.com but they make the purchase in another country, will I still get paid?
Yes, the commission will then be converted to USD.
How long does an affiliate cookie last?
The affiliate cookies are stored for 30 days. However, if a previous affiliate’s cookie is already placed in the same user’s browser, it will be overwritten with the new cookie. Hostinger does not hold any responsibility for cookies that are deleted intentionally by the user.
Performance data: how often are the clicks and conversions updated?
The performance data is continuously updated, and you will be able to see new clicks and conversions in a matter of minutes.
What if my referred sale doesn't show up in the report?
There are several reasons why it might have happened:
- The purchase was not made through a tracking link;
- The system has detected a high risk of fraud;
- Your referral did not enable cookies or has cleaned them up;
- The user has cancelled the services;
- Your referral was already a client;
- Your referral clicked on another affiliate tracking link and commissions were attributed to another partner.
What happens if the client cancels the plan?
Hostinger offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. During this trial period, the clients may still be able to cancel the plan. If the client cancels his plan during the trial period, the commission is also revoked.
A reservation was made without my Affiliate link. Can I still get the commission?
Hostinger tracks your sales through your affiliate links. Transactions made without an affiliate link won't be attributed to you.
Who can participate in Hostinger Affiliate Program?
Here at Hostinger, we are always looking for valuable partners to form mutually prosperous partnerships! You are more than welcome to join our program, if:
- You have a blog, social media page or a YouTube channel about IT or online business;
- You provide web development, marketing or IT services;
- You see B2B opportunities with Hostinger.
If you don’t already have a following and simply want to earn by referring some friends, check out our Referral Program.
How can I join Hostinger's affiliate program?
The registration is very simple and will only take a few minutes. You need to submit your application through the affiliate signup form HERE.
All affiliate applicants are required to provide:
- Valid contact details;
- Affiliate website or YouTube channel;
- Information about your affiliate activity;
Usually, the review process takes up to 5 business days.
How long before I start making money?
Our team needs up to 5 business days to check and approve your account application. You can start promoting Hostinger and making money as soon as your account is activated.
Is there a cost for signing up for Hostinger Affiliate Program?
No, you can join Hostinger Affiliate Program completely for free.
What is the application approval process?
We manually review all the affiliate applications. We check your application details, the content of your website, YouTube channel, or other social media accounts. The process might take up to 5 business days before your application is accepted/rejected. Once your application is reviewed, look for an email from email@example.com with your application status.
Why was my account rejected/suspended?
It may have happened for one or few of the reasons:
- The content of your website and YouTube channel is not relevant to our niche/is not up to our standards;
- There was missing or misleading information in your application form.
We reserve the right not to disclose the exact reason for your application’s rejection.
However, if you are still interested in recommending Hostinger and earning money, check out our Referral Program.
Why can’t I log in to my account?
There might be three possible reasons:
- Your account has not been approved yet;
- Your account has been rejected;
- Incorrect username/password.
Payment & Commission
What is the commission structure?
Once you join our program, you can receive up to a 60% for all the web hosting packages. No commission is granted for the one month hosting plans, domains, email hosting, renewals or upgrades. Any applicable taxes, fees, additional services (such as personal information protection) are excluded.
Will I get paid for hosting renewals or upgrades?
Hostinger Affiliate Program pays for the initial purchase of a new user; we do not pay commission for hosting renewals or upgrades.
Will I get paid for the sales of domains?
Commission is only paid for the hosting packages; we do not pay commission for additional services like domains or emails.
How much can I earn?
It all depends on you - the more clients you bring, the higher the commission you can get.
Where can I find my earnings?
On your main affiliate dashboard, you can see your conversions of the last 7 days and 20XX YTD (conversions that happened since the beginning of this year).
To review all time conversions, go to Reports -> Conversion Report, and you will find all the conversions that you have made since you've joined the program. Don't forget to adjust the dates to see the period that you want to review.
What are the payout requirements?
Commission payments are issued under the following conditions:
- The minimum payout is $100 and 3 conversions;
- Only older than 45 days commissions are paid out;
- To receive your payout you have to send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your affiliate ID and PayPal e-mail address until the end of the month;
- Invoices are generated at the beginning of the next month and payouts are released after the 15th of each month.
How do affiliates get paid?
Affiliates can choose from two payment methods:
- PayPal for transfers higher than $100;
- Bank transfer for payments higher than $500.
When will I get paid?
Payments are made after the 15th of each month and are issued the next month after sending the payout request.
Can I get the payment to my bank account?
Yes, however the minimum payout threshold for bank transfer is $500.
What is a Tax ID?
Tax ID is an identification number used for tax purpose and is reflected in the invoices. If you do not have a valid TAX ID, you can leave this field empty.
Are my earnings taxable?
If you’re an Affiliate Partner based in the European Union and you receive earnings from third parties like Hostinger, you might need to register for Value Added Tax (VAT) in your country.
As an Affiliate Partner, it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re VAT-compliant. If you’re not sure about what you need to do, you can ask for professional advice from your local tax authority.
Where can I find my Payout History?
To review your payout history and invoices go to your dashboard and choose My Account -> Billing.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
You can find the answers to almost all of the questions in our Affiliate FAQs. However, if you can't find an answer to your question there, you can contact your Affiliate Account Manager. Alternatively, you can also get in touch with us by sending an email to email@example.com.
How can I cancel my Affiliate Account?
If you wish to delete your affiliate account, you can do so by contacting your Affiliate Account Manager.
What happens if I violate Hostinger's Affiliate Program Agreement?
Hostinger reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account and cancel all commission payments due if you violate the Affiliate Program Agreement.