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The FatCow Affiliate Program

This article explains what the Moo Money affiliate program is, who can participate in it, how to sign up for it, how to track your commissions, and how to set different options in your affiliate profile. 

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What is an affiliate program?

The Moo Money Affiliate Program allows you to earn money by referring customers to FatCow through banner ads or text links on your Website or within your email. FatCow provides you with the code for these banner adds or text links, and each contains your unique ID. When your links generate sales, FatCow pays you a commission. .




Commission payments processing time line

Commissions are processed approximately 15 to 30 days after the end of month in which a Qualified Purchase was completed. For example, commissions on sales generated in the month of January will be paid at the end of February.

FatCow, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to withhold and/or reject commission generated for accounts that may be fraudulent or are determined to have an excessive cancellation rate.

Please review the complete affiliate terms regarding payments 

Advantages of participating in an affiliate program

The Moo Money Affiliate Program has many advantages:




    • Unlimited earnings every month: Get commissions for the revenue generated by new customers. The program has no limit on the number of customers you can direct to us or the commissions you can earn.



 




    • Payment options: You can choose to be paid either by check or through credit to your plan.



 




    • Choice of ads and links: We provide a variety of pre-made banners and text links to suit your needs.



 




    • Program support: FatCow provides you with helpful program support, including pre-made affiliate ads, online tools to track and manage your commissions and assistance from The Moo Crew.



 



  • Good feelings that come from sharing: By directing your colleagues, friends and site visitors to FatCow, you are introducing them to a quality and affordable Web hosting solution.




Participate in the Affiliate Program if you live outside of the US

You can participate in the Affiliate Program no matter where you live, however, your commissions payout method does depend on your location.



  • Those eligible to receive credit to their FatCow plan can live anywhere

  • To receive a check payment, affiliates must have a mailing address in North or South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, or Asia


NOTE: All Affiliate Program commission checks are made out in U.S. currency.

Sign up for the affiliate program

To sign up for the Moo Money Affiliate Program:

FatCow Customer



  1. Go to the Affiliate Profile page

  2. Complete the required information on the form

  3. Click Update Profile



Not a Customer



  1. Go to the Affiliate Profile page

  2. Complete the registration steps. Your account will be created in 10 minutes or less. We will send you a confirmation email with information on getting started.

Indicate check or credit payout for the affiliate commission

To indicate your preferred payout method:



  1. Log in to the Affiliate Console

  2. Select Update Profile

  3. In the Desired Payout field, select Check or Hosting Credit

    NOTE:
    To receive a check payout, you must provide your Social Security Number and have a mailing address in North or South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia


  4. Click Update Profile to save your changes.

Designate a landing page

A landing page is the page on FatCow's Website where your visitors will go (land) when they click any of your affiliate links. If you do not specify a landing page, your visitors will land on the FatCow homepage.

Tip: To maximize sales and your commissions, we recommend sending your visitors to our homepage, which has been designed to convert browsers into customers, rather than sending them directly to a signup page.
 
To change or set the landing page for your affiliate links:



  1. Log in to the Affiliate Console

  2. Select Update Profile

  3. In the Web Site Information section, enter:


    • Your website URL

    • Your website description

    • The landing page URL

      NOTE: You do not need to send your visitors directly to a signup page to receive credit for the sale. You may choose any page on fatcow.com as your landing page. Once your visitors click an affiliate link, we will track them throughout their visit at fatcow.com.



  4. Click Update Profile to save your changes.

  5. Generate new links to use the new landing page.

    If you want existing links to go to the new landing page, re-generate your links using the same link name and replace the old code with the new code.

Create banners and text links for affiliate ads

To create banners and text links for affiliate ads:



    1. Log in to the Moo Money Affiliate Console

    2. Select Banners & Links

    3. Choose from the following options:


      1. Text or HTML link - name your link, then click Generate Link Code

        The code is created and displayed for you in HTML. Copy this code and place it on a page in your website where you wish the link to appear.

      2. Banner Images - click View Banner Images to select a banner you like.
        Name the link, then copy the code next to the selected banner and place it on a page in your website where you wish the link to appear.

      3. Hosted By banner - a smaller, more discreet banner. Select the one you like, then copy the code next to it and place it on a page in your website where you wish the link to appear.


    4. You can paste the code provided by the banner or link right onto your website or on an email. Be sure to give each banner and link a name so you can track your campaign. 


You can use as many of our ads and links as you want.



Check commissions and statistics

Use the Moo Money Affiliate Console to track your Moo Money Affiliate Program commissions and check statistics:



  1. Log in to the Moo Money Affiliate Console


  2. Click Campaign Statistics

  3. Check the Notify box if you want an email notification when the report is complete

  4. Enter the date range for the report

  5. Click Get Reports

Reporting commissions income to the IRS

Commissions paid by FatCow to any affiliate are paid as an independent contractor service and may be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as 1099 income. Affiliates are expected to adhere to governing laws applicable to income earned through this program.

If you are paid more than $600 in commissions in a calendar year, FatCow may send you a Form 1099 and also report the earnings to the IRS. If you are paid less than $600, you may still be required to report the income, even though no 1099 was issued.


Restrictions for participating in the affiliate program

The following restrictions and requirements apply:


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