Kinsta Launches WordPress Hosting Affiliate Program

Updated on March 27, 2018

There are a lot of exciting changes happening at Kinsta this month. We just rolled out our new site and entry-tier plans (starting at $30/month) a few weeks ago. Today we’re thrilled to officially announce that our WordPress hosting affiliate program is now open for registration to everyone. You don’t even need to be a Kinsta client to start earning commissions! 🙌

Many of you have referred clients and friends to Kinsta over the past few years, and we can’t thank you enough for that. It’s been one of the driving factors in us becoming the fastest growing managed WordPress host on the market. We now want to give back and provide you with a way to grow with us. With the holiday season approaching and many businesses spending their end of year budgets, there’s never a better time to start promoting Kinsta.

Affiliate Program Highlights

You can find the full details of our affiliate program and join here, but let’s go over some quick highlights first.We realize there are a lot of third-party hosts many of you can choose from to promote, so here are 7 advantages to promoting Kinsta.

1. Unbeatable Commissions (signup bonus + recurring)

We’ve worked long and hard on our commission and payout structure as we realize this is probably one of the most important factors for a lot of you. In fact, some of you earn your entire living from affiliate income. We are proud to now offer the highest payouts in the industry! For every Kinsta hosting plan you refer, you get a one-time signup bonus, as follows:

  • Starter plan ($50)
  • Pro plan ($100)
  • Business 1-4 ($150)
  • Enterprise 1-2 ($500)

But wait, we don’t stop there! You’ll also get a 10% monthly recurring commission for every referral, on top of your signup bonus. Below are just a few of the many examples we have of how the commission payouts work. See more examples of payout scenarios in our affiliate terms.

Signup Bonus Example

Affiliate payout example

Signup bonus example

Recurring Commission Example

Recurring commission example

Recurring commission example

2. Real-time Tracking

Instead of bogging you down with another confusing and cluttered 3rd-party platform, we’ve built and designed our WordPress hosting affiliate dashboard from the ground up. We promise, it’s unlike any other affiliate dashboard you’ve tried! View affiliate data in real-time, page views, subscriptions, in-depth plan details, and more.

Kinsta affiliate subscriptions

Kinsta affiliate subscriptions

3. High Lifetime Value

One of the greatest advantages of referring people to Kinsta is that we have an incredibly high lifetime value for each client. Our churn rate is under 5%! This means you can easily earn recurring commissions for the lifetime of that customer.

4. Monthly Payouts

There is no need to worry or mark your calendar. Kinsta always pays on time and it’s sent right to your PayPal account each month.

5. Quick Promo Materials

Need banners to promote Kinsta on your site? Don’t worry, we’ve got lots of them! You can quickly access our promotional banners and logos in the affiliate dashboard. You can also grab a copy of the new Kinsta logo (in SVG and PNG format) at any time from our press page.

Kinsta affiliate banners

Kinsta affiliate banners

6. Long Conversion Window

People are busy and might not convert right away. A lot of times, people like to shop around when it comes time to choosing a new WordPress host. That’s why we provide 60-day tracking cookies to ensure you get credited for the sale.

7. We’re In This Together

We want you to succeed, and there are no limits on the amount of money you can make! The marketing team here at Kinsta is here to help and can provide tips and strategies on ways to take your promotions to the next level. In fact, we are now going to be producing additional content on our blog designed specifically for affiliate marketers, and ways you can boost your earnings. So make sure to subscribe to our newsletter in the box below. 👇

Below are just a few of the many different ways you can start promoting Kinsta.

  • Use affiliate links on your blogs (check out our tutorial on how to create an affiliate link)
  • Write a review about Kinsta
  • Include Kinsta in a resources page on your site
  • Refer a client or business associate
  • Place a “powered by Kinsta” logo on your site
  • Share affiliate links with your followers on Twitter or Facebook

Have something else in mind? Let’s chat.

Ready to Get Started?

It’s just a simple 4 step process to get started. Click here to sign up. Create your login credentials, provide us with your payment details, and tell us a little about yourself. We want to know how we can help you earn more!

Sign up for Kinsta's WordPress hosting affiliate program

Sign up for Kinsta’s WordPress hosting affiliate program

Note: We do approve affiliate accounts manually, just to ensure sites abide by our affiliate terms. Don’t worry, you’ll get email notifications every step of the way.


With our new entry-tier plans and the best WordPress support team you’ve ever seen, Kinsta is the host that your clients and readers will love! Sign up today and start earning recurring commissions for life. It’s completely free, and you don’t need to be a Kinsta client to participate. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our support team or leave a comment below.

This article was written by Brian Jackson
Brian is the Chief Marketing Officer at Kinsta. He focuses on everything from developing new online growth strategies, content creation, technical SEO, and outreach within the community. He has a huge passion for WordPress, has been using it for 8+ years, and even develops a couple premium plugins. Brian enjoys blogging, movies, and hiking. Connect with Brian on Twitter.

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    Visualmodo WordPress Themes November 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Excellent news, thank you for let us know, I will create my account very soon.

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      Brian Jackson November 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Great, we’d be happy to have you on board!

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    Nadeem November 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Hi, what If someone not have a paypal account, I do have Payoneer, please let me know if you have any other withdrawal option so that I can also registered my account.

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      Brian Jackson November 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Nadeem, at the moment we can only payout to PayPal accounts. However, we will definitely be adding more payment options in the future.

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    James November 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I am from Malaysia. Can i join?

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      Brian Jackson November 22, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Yes, James! It’s open to everyone :)

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    Faraz Ahmad November 22, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Excellent news Brian! We will be joining affiliate program soon and also will be launching our deal website on kinsta :)

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      Brian Jackson November 22, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Sounds great Faraz! Let us know if you need any help or have questions.

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    Mahbuber Rahman November 22, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I see message. New dashboard coming soon . what to do next?

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      Brian Jackson November 22, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Hello Mahbuber, you can view this tutorial on how to create your affiliate link in the dashboard:

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    Sasha-Shae November 22, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Wooo!! Awesome news!

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