Kinsta Launches Affiliate Program with Recurring Commissions

Many of you regular readers already know, I was one of Kinsta’s first customers way back in the day. I fell in love with their managed WordPress hosting service so much that when an opportunity to join their team opened up I didn’t think twice. This past year we’ve launched so many new features I can’t even keep track. One of these, which I know a lot of you affiliate marketers will be interested in is the Kinsta affiliate program. I got to be part of creating this and personally think it’s one of the best in the industry right now.

Thoughts on the Affiliate Program

For those of you who are new here, Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress host, powered by Google Cloud Platform. Being as I work there I’m no longer a part of the program, however, being a huge affiliate marketer nerd myself, I got to give input on what I know you guys want. And that is… recurring commissions! ๐Ÿ™Œ

I treat this woorkup blog a little differently than others in my space. I tend to only share what I actually use. With that being said, I still take advantage of affiliate programs when they make sense. And the first thing I always want is a way to build my passive income.

I could care less about one time $20 commissions here or there. Passive income will trump that for me every single time. Kinsta’s affiliate program is one of the only ones in the WordPress hosting industry to offer not only signup commissions, but also recurring commissions. This means you can truly build your passive income.

Program Details

  • You earn $50 to $500 after every signup based on the type of plan you refer.
  • You get 10% monthly recurring commissions on top of the signup bonus.
  • Long 60-day cookie for those sign-ups dragging their feet. Moving to a new host is a pretty big deal for some, especially those with larger and more complex WordPress installations.
  • Monthly payments straight to your PayPal account.
  • You don’t need to be a Kinsta customer to take part in the affiliate program.
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Yes, I’m being serious right now. Trust me, if I didn’t work there I’d be all over this! ๐Ÿค‘ Kinsta’s churn rate is also under 5%, meaning that once people sign up they rarely leave. And if you weren’t aware, Kinsta launched $30/month plans back in November. This is great news for you affiliate marketers because it opens up the doors to a broader audience that can convert.

Affiliate Dashboard

One of the biggest reasons it actually took us so long to launch our affiliate program is that the entire team, including myself, are perfectionists! Sometimes that is good and sometimes that can be a curse. It means we want to do things right.

That’s why we didn’t even think twice about building our own dashboard. None of us have ever been big fans of existing third-party platforms such as ShareASale or ImpactRadius. One thing that I really dislike about ShareASale is that you can’t unsubscribe from emails when you’re a member of a program.

Kinsta affiliate dashboard
Kinsta affiliate dashboard

One of the big benefits of doing it ourselves was that we could build any functionality we needed right into it. Especially when it comes to giving people more in-depth data about each referral. You can see when someone signs up, when they upgrade, when they downgrade, you name it. Track each referral in their own personal funnel.

And of course, we have all the pretty banners and such as others do to make promotion quick and easy.

Kinsta affiliate banners
Kinsta affiliate banners

One of my pet peeves with some affiliate program is the crazy pre-set pages with links. We simply did away with this mess and let you link to any page on the entire Kinsta website. You simply input the place and it will create your affiliate link. Want to link directly to our plans or features page? Done!

Link anywhere
Link anywhere

And being as we want to follow best practices for SEO, your affiliate links are automatically generated with “nofollow” attributes. This ensures you don’t drop a dofollow affiliate link in your footer, which is a big no-no when it comes to Google.

Affiliate link with ID
Affiliate link with ID

A lot of what we do at Kinsta is based purely on client feedback. So you can expect this to just keep improving.

Affiliate Academy

We’re also going to be launching our Affiliate Academy section soon! This is going to be in-depth guides and tips on how to make more money with affiliate marketing. And as you might have guessed, I’ll be writing up a lot of the content for these sections. I rarely share affiliate marketing tips here on woorkup, so I’ll be spilling all my beans in a sense over in this new section. And yes, it will all be free without any paywalls. 


That’s probably enough self-promotion for one week. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I wanted to make sure you saw this, in case you missed our announcements. If you noticed my blogging frequency here on woorkup has slowed down a bit, it’s because I’ve been very busy with the team over at Kinsta creating something awesome. I hope you agree. 

Join Kinsta's Affiliate Program

As always, feel free to leave me any questions below or shoot me a tweet.  And I hope to see you in there! Also, one of my 2018 goals is to get back to a normal blogging schedule here on woorkup. I’ve already got some good articles in the queue which I think you’ll enjoy.

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Brian Jackson

Co-founder at forgemedia. Blogger and entrepreneur obsessed with SEO, marketing, and web performance. Connect on Twitter @brianleejackson.

4 thoughts on “Kinsta Launches Affiliate Program with Recurring Commissions”

  1. Hey Brian,

    I haven’t heard of the News that ” Kinsta launched a new affiliate program “. It’s really surprising for me. And, Recurring income method is even more Awesome. I have Subscribed to comments and I will now subscribe to this blog :)

  2. Hey Brain,

    I really am in love with Kinsta hosting, I know you work there :) It’s good to see that they have launched their Affiliate program it will help many people like me to earn that extra bit of money just by promoting this awesome hosting service.

    Isn’t it? :P

    • Yes, I love them so much I joined the Kinsta team. I too was once a customer and really appreciated the direction they were headed. I knew they were going to do great things, and I’m proud to now help and be a small part of that.

      We are glad we could finally launch our affiliate program so others can share Kinsta and earn $$$ doing it.


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