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    ABW Ambassador Adarsh's Avatar
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    Beware of InMotionHosting: Read TOS
    I was planning to promote InMotion Hosting, a merchant at CJ. But read their TOS and it doesn't seem affiliate friendly. If you are planning to promote web hosting programs, make sure you read their TOS. Specially, InMotionHosting TOS:

    You are only eligible to earn a commission if the 1 year value the hosting account you send to InMotion Hosting, Inc is valued at $83.40 or greater. Accounts valued less than $83.40, including but not limited to domain purchases, other hosting accounts, or hosting accounts with smaller subscription lengths are not allowed and will not be considered at any time for qualification of an affiliate payout.

    Any sales generated in conjunction with special discounts, coupons or similar offers are not commissionable.
    So, if a visitor signs up through your affiliate link and signup for their VPS hosting which costs at $49.95/mo and chooses to pay monthly, you are not going to get commission? Wow ..

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    The one-year value of a $49.95/mo account is $600.

    Did they refuse to pay a commission on such an order?
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    if you get bored all of these... just check it out
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=123723

    and let me know your website needs
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh
    The one-year value of a $49.95/mo account is $600.

    Did they refuse to pay a commission on such an order?
    Yes.
    It is funny, most webmasters sign up for monthly web hosting which is going to be less than $83 or whatever amount they have mentioned.
    So, all those sales are going to be non-commissioned? Isn't this bull crap?

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    ABW Ambassador Adarsh's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by emphimy
    if you get bored all of these... just check it out
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=123723

    and let me know your website needs
    Hi emphimy,
    You bet, I'm already your affiliate and undoubtedly, you have the best figures at SAS in the Web Hosting category.

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    oh yeah? shoot me an email with your aff id, and let's talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emphimy
    oh yeah? shoot me an email with your aff id, and let's talk.
    Email on its way emphimy. Thankyou for the offer

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    This kind of confuses me. The TOS says annual value, which would be exactly a $6.95/mo package. That's how I read it.

    So anything greater than $6.94/mo they should pay. They're saying that's wrong?
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    Did they use a coupon?
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    No, they dont offer any coupons or discounted deals (Checked in CJ, the By Promotion fields are grayed out).

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    Then that doesn't make sense.

    Onward and upward...
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    Then that doesn't make sense.

    Onward and upward...
    How about this scenario ..

    The VPS hosting "monthly" costs $49.95 (Totals to $599.40 for 1 year hosting)
    However, if a client pays "yearly", it costs $39.95/mo. ($479.40 for 1 year hosting paid upfront).

    Now that is a good discount .. isn't it?

    So, InMotion Hosting TOS says - Only if a customer signs up for yearly hosting, you get paid. But if you are offering the so called 'discount' in this scenario, you won't get paid even if the customer signs up for yearly hosting.

    Excellent way to rip-off affiliates!

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    Oh wow .. they are pretty popular .. Google with these keywords ..

    Beware of inmotion hosting

    Sounds like we are not the only one talking about how badly their affiliate program sucks.

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    Hi TopTenServices,

    It appears you misinterpreted our Affiliate TOS. As stated by DavidH & Kevin above, the 1 Year Value of a 256M VPS referral is $599.40. Well above the required $83.40/yr for commissions.

    In addition, a referral of a Launch account that pre-pays for 24 months (which is our lowest priced plan @ $6.95/mo) equals a 1 Year Value of $83.40 ($6.95 x 12) which is commissionable.

    Basically any sale of our Business Class, VPS or Dedicated web hosting plans are commissionable. What are not commissionable are the referrals of our Value Class/Personal web hosting plans.

    I searched for your email address in CJ and did not find a Publisher within our program with that email address. If you are within our program please email me your PID and I'd be happy to look into any issues you have further.

    If you have questions regarding our affiliate program or our TOS please feel free to contact us.

    Thank You,

    Darin Hardy
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    Last edited by Haiko de Poel, Jr.; September 16th, 2009 at 05:09 PM. Reason: removed linkages

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    toptenservices, happy to work with a hosting pro like you. Just launched a CJ program for Register.com and we commission on everything that goes through the cart. For hosting we have life time value commissions on annual sales ranging from $90 to $280 with monthly's starting at $4.95 (affiliate exclusive). Shoot me an email and I will start you at 35% commission. chamrick@affiliatecrew.com

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