BlueHost Affiliate Program

Earn $$$ Recruiting Hosting Affiliates

BlueHost is a well known hosting brand that focuses on shared hosting, but offers other types of hosting, such as VPS, dedicated and reseller. As its plans are very affordable, its target market tends to be hobbyist users and small businesses that are just starting out. Originally, BlueHost was linked with FastDomain and HostMonster; now, all three brands are owned by the Endurance International Group (EIG).

Prior to the takeover, BlueHost gained ground because of its infrastructure. Its connections, data centre and equipment was all owned by the company; even its Linux kernel was customised for the job. Now that BlueHost has been absorbed by EIG, this is slightly less of a draw, but the arrangement will help keep its prices low in the long term.

The BlueHost affiliate program rewards web hosts when new users sign up. There are no limits on the amount of commission an affiliate can earn, and the company says that it paid out more than $5 million to its affiliates in 2013.

Affiliates can sign up directly with BlueHost, or with an affiliate network. The host has a program on Commission Junction too, so compare the payouts and terms between them before you decide which one to promote.

Why Promote BlueHost?

BlueHost has a clear, simple and friendly approach to affiliate marketing. You can also choose to sign up on Commission Junction if you already have an account, making administration much easier.

Any Drawbacks?

For the in-house affiliate scheme, there’s a minimum referral threshold of $100 in the first year. In other words, if you refer just one person, you won’t get paid. Additionally, any customer that downgrades their package will cause your referral fee to be forfeited. BlueHost won’t bill you, but they will deduct it from future earnings.

Commission/Payments

  • CPA: $65 (in-house scheme)
  • Monthly Payouts
  • Payments by PayPal, unless you earn more than $10,000 per month

Key Products

  • Shared hosting
  • VPS hosting

Affiliate Management

  • Contact: Katie Forsgren
  • Phone number: 1-808-401-4678