Originally Posted 2015 and Revised July 31, 2018
Today I was checking out reviews for best domain name affiliate programs and was totally amazed at something. Almost all domain name registrars with affiliate programs only pay commissions on the INITIAL PURCHASE of the domain name!
If that was the case with the domain name registrar I’m affiliated with, I honestly don’t think I would have ever signed-up as an affiliate, geez, what was it, like…15 years ago or something.
And, I’ve had referral commissions from my domain name reseller account automatically deposited into my bank account ever since!
I’m not sure if my affiliate program for domain names is the ONLY one that pays commission for every new domain name registered AND the same commission for every year for any renewed domain name, but I can say for certain it is one of very very few.
If there are any others, they sure do a terrible job of promoting that fact.
In addition, the new reviews I’ve seen describe that, for some domain name affiliate programs, you have to create some sort of goofy report and submit the report to get your commissions paid! That’s simply absurd. Real domain name affiliate marketers expect automated payments that accumulate over time.
And, that’s where the money is folks. The only real way to make residual income with domain names is by allowing your customers to increase in number year after year…and encourage them to go buy more domain names year after year…and then you can enjoy compounding commissions year after year. Does that make sense?
So, if you’re looking for a domain name registrar with an affiliate program in hopes of earning commissions on domain names year after year, there really should be no hesitation now.
Want to Know My Domain Name Affiliate Program?
Read what I posted in this post in 2015.
An email came in today resulting from a request through LinkedIn, asking about the domain name affiliate program I promote and endorse. The writer visited my domain name affiliate sign-up page at BestResellerProgram.com first and sent the email to me as follows:
“Your program looks inviting, but many of the online marketers today recommend companies like Go Daddy, Host Gator, etc. I use GoDaddy today and have stayed away from non-name brands. Those who are new to products you sell might not have the background I have and elect to purchase, but I need to see evidence of your success.”
Here was my response and I’ll leave out all of the quote marks just because they get annoying after a while:
Hi Steve and thanks for writing. When you sign-up for the domain name affiliate program I use, and launch your own website using the turnkey website the system provides, you are actually using the same servers and support department that GoDaddy uses.
After you sign-up, be sure to send an email to me through this contact form and I will reply with a step-by-step document I created to get you started.
Personally, I suggest to anyone in the business that they sign-up for the reseller account and then transfer all their GoDaddy domains over to their reseller account, because you get discounts for any services you purchase—just for being a reseller. That’s how I got started and I buy enough of my own stuff every year like SSL certs and domains that I save more than I pay every year.
The money part comes in to play 3-6 months later when you get enough clients in the system, but every year you stay with it, those renewals add to your revenue.
The added bonus is that you have access to a back office that provides a list of all of the names and user IDs for each domain name registered. I’ve found this to be of particular importance when a client loses their account login information.
Over the years, peoples’ email addresses change, and they forget passwords. But, I can always login, find their customer ID, and then use the “forgot password” feature to help them get back into their domain management area again. The fact that I’m able to offer that level of service typically winds up with the question from the client to me, “Can you also help me with…?” And, that of course turns into billable time.
The 24/7 support department can do the same thing for anyone who calls in, of course, but clients of mine prefer to call me directly. So, I’m happy I use a domain registrar system that allows me that additional level of access.
How each person chooses to promote their own site will be different from the next. When I get a new author, speaker, or business owner client, they usually wind up buying a few more domain names and that’s when I suggest my customized site BestDomainPlace.com.
I’m always promoting BestDomainPlace.com (the website where people can purchase domain names through my domain name affiliate program). I created a normal WordPress website and then links point to the turnkey site produced by the system.
When I write e-books or articles, I’m always promoting BestDomainPlace.com. I even snuck it into my published book Web Marketing All-in-One for Dummies.
So, exactly how you should promote your own program will be up to you but you might start with my free 101 Realistic Traffic Methods white paper.
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If you are in the business of helping clients to use the Internet, you really need to find a domain name registrar with an affiliate program and get your clients to add their domains through your affiliate link.
For one, you get paid some commission, but life will be much easier for you down the road knowing your clients’ domains are in a safe place, with a system that YOU are familiar and comfortable with.
Again, my suggestion for the best domain name affiliate program BestResellerProgram.com