Affiliate Program - FAQs

Q. What is the Bluehost Affiliate Program

The Bluehost Affiliate program is a marketing program wherein we pay a certain fixed commission to our affiliates to drive new customers/referrals.

Q. How much can I earn?

We pay a flat Rs.4000/referral. This means, we will pay you Rs.4000 for every new customer you bring in.

Q. Is there a Sign-Up Fee?

Nope, sign-up is absolutely FREE.

Q. How do I sign-up?

You can sign up here

Q. What technical skills do I need to become an Affiliate?

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to become an affiliate. We’ll hook you up with awesome banners & links and all you need to do is place them on your site. See, it’s easy peasy.

Q. How do I monitor my commissions?

You’ll get a swanky control panel to monitor everything. All commission related details, banners etc will all be available there.

Q. When do I get paid?

Commissions are paid on a net 55 days basis. This means commissions earned in January are paid on 25th of March.

Q. Is there a minimum payout limit?

Yes, we'll hold your commissions safely till you cross Rs.10000 in approved commissions

Q. Is there a minimum purchase value or duration?

Since we offer a money back period of 30 days, it is mandatory for an account/product to remain active for a minimum of 32 days.

Q. Do I get paid if I buy hosting for myself?

Nope, commissions are paid only for referring new customers.

Q. Are my earnings taxable?

Yes, per the Indian IT Laws commissions attract TDS deductions. TDS is deducted @ 10% if your PAN card details are on record, else the applicable rate is 20%.

Note: TDS deductions are subject to change based on policy changes every financial year.

Q. How do I get paid?

Commissions are paid out via Bank/Wire Transfer or PayPal.

Q. Where do I update my bank details to receive commissions?

To add your bank login to your Affiliate Control Panel:

  • Click on ‘My Profile’
  • Click on ‘Payment Details’
  • Select ‘Bank/Wire Transfer’ and fill in your details.
  • That’s it, all future payouts will be made per these details. You can always go back and change them by simply re-entering the details.

Q. What if my referral doesn't show up in reporting?

We will work with you to resolve this as quickly as possible. Shoot an email at affiliates@in.bluehost.com with the following information: Order ID, and Date of Sale.

Q. Where can I read your Terms & Conditions?

Our Terms and Coniditions are available here

Q. What is your cookie duration?

Our tracking cookie will remain valid for 60 whole days!

Q. Do I get paid for customers purchasing only domain names?

Nope, commissions are paid only for new customers purchasing web hosting.