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How good is the GreenGeeks affiliate program?

By PierreL | Content For Creators | 7 Jun 2021


First of all, let's talk about GreenGeeks. If you've never heard of it, GreenGeeks is a US based eco-friendly web hosting provider.

It provides an easy to use panel that will allow you to set up a website using your favorite CMS (Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, ...) and add dozens of plugins, all in just a few clicks. Whether you're a pro or don't know anything about managing websites, you'll find what you need with GreenGeeks for your blog, e-commerce platform or business website. And if you need it for some reason, customer support is available 24/7. The only time I had to deal with them, they contacted me because I was using more storage space than was allowed in my plan and told me to clear up some server space before a certain date. I explained to them that I was away on vacation at the time, without access to a computer before at least a week, and they immediately agreed to push the deadline to after my return date, allowing me to enjoy my vacations, stress-free and sanction-free. Definitely one of the best customer service experiences I've had.

If you do not have a domain name already, you can get one with them and it will be completely free of charge for the first year. And if you already have a website hosted somewhere else, and still feel like switching for a cheaper and more eco-friendly solution, GreenGeeks has a free website transfer service. All you have to do is sign up, enter your current website details, and wait for them to do the hard work 👌.

They have data centers in Northern America and Europe in order to provide the fastest page load possible based on the visitors' location, and they promise a 99.9% uptime guarantee. It is a highly scalable and reliable solution, and none of their servers are ever oversold.

On top of all that, they brand themselves as the greenest web hosting provider. Not only do they use energy efficient processors and servers, but they also work with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a non-profit organization that sells "Carbon Credits" to businesses willing to offset their carbon emissions and environmental impact by investing in clean projects revolving around renewable energies and sustainability. With this system, GreenGeeks puts back 3 times the power they consume annually into the grid in the form of renewable energy. When you know that data centers around the world account for 2% of the global carbon emissions (as much as the air travel industry), you can understand why it's important to go for a green hosting provider when you need to set up a website.

All of that starting at $2.49 a month with a 30-day money back guarantee, what's not to like?

 

 

Now, about the affiliate program. A few days ago, I received this email from GreenGeeks:

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While that sounded pretty exciting, I tend to be wary of offers that use the phrasing "you can earn UP TO $XX". So I looked into it, and here's the breakdown of the offer, as stated in the terms of service (yes, I'm the kind of guy who reads the ToS).

The affiliate offer works by calendar month, meaning calculations are made for subscribers referred between the first and last day of each month, and reset on the first day of every new month.

The minimum commission, if you refer one person, will be $50, transferred to you via PayPal or Wire Transfer (your choice). That's already pretty sweet, but it gets more interesting the more people you refer. For each additional affiliated sale during that calendar month, you get a $10 increase on the commission, applied retroactively to all previous referrals: the first referral is worth $50, if you get a second one they're both worth $60, if you get a third one they're all worth $70 and so on until your sixth referral. At this point, the total per referral is $100, and there's no limit to the number of referrals you can get, meaning if you have a wide audience of people willing to join GreenGeeks, you can make some legit money from their affiliate program. 30 referrals in a calendar month means $3000 for you, just for sharing your link. You also have access to some stats and can create different "campaigns", allowing you to track where your referrals come from.

Now, of course, these only count if the referral does not cancel their subscription before 30 days (to get their money back). Only legit, not refunded sales will be counted. For this reason, the affiliate commissions are processed about a month and a half after the end of the calendar month in which the referrals subscribed.

In the email, as you can see, they also said that the referrals get "discounted hosting", but I haven't seen anything about that in the ToS or elsewhere on the website, so I don't have any detail to give you right now regarding this offer. I'll make sure to update this post if I do find something eventually.

 

Now that you know what GreenGeeks is and how their affiliate program works, here is my own affiliate link: https://www.greengeeks.com/track/u99072/cp-plp0x. Feel free to use it to sign up if you're interested in switching for an eco-friendly provider, and I can only encourage you to generate your own affiliate link and share it with as many people as possible!

 

Until next time, stay creative! See ya!

 

 

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