Just stop and think about it for a minute, Google was incorporated in September, 2008 and Yahoo was created in January, 2005 and today there are over 125 million registered domain names and 20 billion web pages appearing on the internet. People are looking to the internet everyday as a resource and many have turned to affiliate marketing to take advantage of the business opportunity.
People today are looking to get on the internet as a means of personal expression and as a way to make money. Some choose to use free blog services provided by Google and WordPress, but in many cases they will need a website and a way to get that website functioning on the internet. This is what web hosting is all about and as it turns out, it is also a way for an affiliate marketer to profit within this specific niche.
It is easier than ever to find a web host to suit your needs and the possibility of quality web hosting companies separating themselves from the rest of the industry has arrived. Customer service and technical support, not to mention unlimited bandwidth are top considerations for people when choosing a web host.
Positive word-of-mouth is still the best way to gain new customers, as recommendations from satisfied customers is the most powerful sales generator. Affiliate marketers can offer unbiased reviews and even personal testimonials of their experiences with web hosting firms as the primary focus of their web blogging efforts. They can monetize their sites by taking advantage of the affiliate programs many web hosting agencies offer.
The first thing to do is find out is if your web hosting company offers an affiliate program that you can join. That way, instead of you paying them a service fee, they will pay you a commission for sending them customers. This can be as simple as placing a small “powered by” of “hosted by” link at the bottom of your web page. Many of the web hosting companies offer an affiliate program, but there are also a handful that have an affiliate program with lifetime, or residual, commissions.
Always remember that when choosing a web host, choose the company known for quality customer service technical support and unlimited band width and also offers an affiliate program. Some hosting companies offer a residual affiliate program. This is where you get paid a percentage every month for a client that you refer. This means you have a steady and reliable source of income month after month. If you keep at it, you can be quite successful.
Here is a list of just a few of the top web hosting companies that offer lucrative affiliate programs: Globat.com Thinkhost.net Mochahost.com Dreamhost.com Ubiquity Hosting Solutions
Just stop and consider the great potential of establishing an affiliate campaign around the web hosting niche. There aren’t many other niches out there that can offer the benefit of long term, residual income. There is no doubt that there are many people making a good living doing nothing but affiliate marketing, and you can be one of them.
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