For each and every customer you refer to us, you will receive a 25% discount ongoing for the life of the hosting relationship.
If you refer 4 or more friends, then you will essentially get your web hosting for free! Discounts apply for your own 2nd and subsequent websites also. It doesn't matter if it is yours, a friend, family or a stranger. Discounts begin once both websites are live. Please make sure you or your friend communicates the referral at the earliest opportunity.
Caveat: You earn commissions on live websites only, so the discount structure lasts as long as both your websites are live. The value of the discount is based on the lowest of the 2 hosting plans.
We can setup the referral at anytime. The commission is credited when the hosting fee is charged.
You can place an affiliate link on your website to help you refer even more than 5 friends. For each and every new customer you refer to us, you will receive a 25% commission ongoing, based on the lower of either their hosting plan or yours. You earn commissions on live websites only. There are no contracts and no setup fees. The only requirement for commission payments is that you have 1 website hosted with us. No problem if you already have a website hosted elsewhere, just refer 5 friends first and then we can setup a special account for you.
This is perfect for web designers who want to bill their customer for website design services, but deliver their customers a leading edge content management and eCommerce system, plus have the benefit of earning commissions. Even if you are not a website designer, you might still like to bill your customers for helping them make their own website. Or you might have a popular website, and just want to refer customers and let them build their own website, while earning that desirable affiliate commission income.
Everyone is already an affiliate, just let us know who you referred. If you want to setup affiliate links, then please follow these instructions:
Commissions are calculated automatically and applied to your account, discounting any current web hosting plan you are on. You will only see these commissions applied if you have a currently live website yourself. If you don't have a live website already, then once you have referred 5 customers, you will be essentially entitled to a free website. eg your potential commissions will equal a standard hosting fee.
At that stage, just contact us to make your website live, and no fees will be payable. You can see the status of your referrals in the affiliate section. Once you have referred more than 4 websites, then your commissions will exceed your hosting fees, and we can pay you when your balance reaches more than $100. We will discuss with you any tax requirements. We can pay you on receipt of GST invoice or via our payroll system with tax deducted.
Otherwise everyone could just become an affiliate and get a 25% price reduction on their first website. If you refer 4 websites of equivalent hosting plans, then your website will essentially cost nothing. Thereafter, once your commission exceeds your hosting costs, then we can pay you after considering any tax requirements.
If you have an affiliate link on your website, this will usually take care of tracking the referred customer. Many referrals are usually either made online or via word of mouth. If you have made a referral by word of mouth, please let us know as soon as the new customer has started their trial, or soon after they have gone live.
Our affiliate tracking code works well much of the time, but we cannot back-date commissions. To avoid disappointment, we advise you to notify our support staff the moment you know your referral(s) have made a start on their websites (if you can't see them already in your affiliate section). If you notify us after the referral website has gone live for some time, commissions will begin from the next anniversary date.
|Number of websites||Discount|
|1 site (yours)||No discount|
|2 or more sites (yours)||25% discount on the second and subsequent sites|
|1 site (yours) + referred sites||25% commission on each of the referred sites|
We strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the CMS product prior to marketing it to potential referrals. Sign up for a 30-day free trial now and find out the ins and outs of our CMS.
When you create a new website for a customer or friend: