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! 🙌
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.
- 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.
Yes, I’m being serious right now. Trust me, if I didn’t work there I’d be all over this! 🤑 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A lot of what we do at Kinsta is based purely on client feedback. So you can expect this to just keep improving.
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. 😉 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.
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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