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Hostwinds offers an affiliate program to anyone interested in joining and making some extra money. Our program is free to join, easy to sign-up for, and requires no technical knowledge. As an affiliate, you generate traffic and sales for Hostwinds and, in return, receive a commission payment. To begin signing up, you can visit our Hostwinds affiliate page and click on the Start Making Money button toward the bottom.
Eventually, you should find yourself at the official affiliate login page, as shown below. The main page will outline our reward system and program details. If you still haven't signed up, you can do so by clicking on Sign Up Now (top menu bar or red button under Affiliate Login) to get started.
After creating your affiliate account and logging in, you will land on the General Statistics page. This is the homepage of your affiliate program. It will display your:
There will also be a graph displaying the number of visitors each day for the last 30 days.
Marketing Materials is the second option within your affiliate management page. The Marketing Materials dropdown will show three available options to choose from: Coupon Codes, Banners, and Email Links.
Custom Tracking Links creates custom tracking links you can use to track your affiliate campaigns. You can use up to four different Tracking IDs (tids), and you can generate a report for each tracking link you create.
Training Materials will offer any material within our affiliate program to better describe the service and how to use it.
Commissions will give you a drop-down with several options to display metrics concerning your affiliate's account commissions. These options include Current Commissions, Pending Approval, Delayed Commissions, and Paid Commissions.
Payment History will display your full history of payments from Hostwinds. We pay out all affiliates on the 10th of every month. You MUST have clicked the "Request Payout" button that appears in your account when you are eligible to be put in the processing queue.
Traffic Log shows up to the last 100 incoming IPs and how they navigated to your affiliate link. It will show the date, time, IP, and referral link.
Written by Hostwinds Team / June 5, 2021