You may have asked yourself, “how can FatCow pay a $100 commission when they sometimes go on sale for less than half that?” No, it’s not a scam– we really do pay hundreds of affiliates $100 a piece each month for each new customer that they send to us. Furthermore, there’s no limit for how many customers that an affiliate can send to us, and there’s no minimum that you have to earn in order to be paid. This all sounds great, but you also might be thinking, “what’s the catch?” We swear on the Heifercratic Oath that there is none! If you bring us customers this month, you’ll get your payment by the end of next month. We even pay out quicker than most of our competitors!
The reason why we can afford to pay such a high commission and still remain profitable is because of the fact that satisfied customers tend to purchase more than just hosting from us. We’ve found that many of our happiest customers often spend more than just the initial cost of hosting. Plus, once customers have the chance to experience the benefits of having a FatCow account, they’re more likely to stick around at renewal time. So even though you might be the one getting paid a commission when a customer makes their initial purchase, we’ll hopefully keep those customers with FatCow for several years, which makes this a win-win situation for the both of us!
Because of our generous commission rate, we do have a few procedures in place to reduce the potential of fraud. First and foremost, affiliates can’t get commissions on their own hosting accounts. Each referral MUST be from a new and unique customer (and not from a customer that’s already in our system). Additionally, each customer must purchase at least 1 year of hosting. And as a final precaution, if the customer cancels their account, we will withhold commission.
Occasionally, we will hold an affiliate’s commission for an extra month if we suspect some of the accounts that they referred to us may be fraudulent. This process may even involve us asking some questions to verify if the signups are legitimate customers. Please be patient with us if this does occur, as we need to make sure all affiliate activity is “on the level.”
On a final note, we strongly encourage our affiliates to promote FatCow on their websites, on social media, and within their opt-in customer newsletters. If you are endorsing FatCow in addition to having an affiliate banner or link, remember to disclose that you are receiving payment with your review. Read the policy on FTC disclosures here: http://www.fatcow.com/affiliate/ftc-disclosure.bml.
To join the FatCow affiliate program, just fill out our quick application. Please let us know if you have any questions about our affiliate program, as we’d be happy to work with you to get you started earning your commission today!