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The FatCow Affiliate Program

This article explains what the 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 is free to join and only takes minutes to get started. As a FatCow affiliate, you can earn money by referring customers to FatCow through banner ads or text links on your Website, email or through social media. FatCow provides you with the code for these banner ads 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, paypal 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
  • To receive payment via PayPal, please refer to PayPal's policy to ensure you are eligible to receive payment if you reside outside of the United States: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-approved-signup-countries-outside

NOTE: All Affiliate Program commission payments 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, paypal or hosting credit payout for the affiliate commission

To indicate your preferred payout method:

  1. Log in to the Affiliate Console
    AffConsole
  2. Select Update Profile

  3. In the Desired Payout field, select Check, PayPal or Hosting Credit
    AffPayout
    NOTE:
    To receive a check or PayPal payout, you must provide your Social Security Number on our electronic W-9 form and have a mailing address in North or South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia

  4. Click Update Profile to save your changes.

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
      AffiliateConsole
    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 Available Banners to select a banner image you like. Different banners may link to different landing pages within our site to promote our products.
        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.
        Banners
      3. Videos & Tutorials -Click View Available Videos to see our selection of YouTube Tutorials and Advertisements. You can embed the video right on your site by selecting the HTML code and pasting it into your site code. 
        Videos
      4. 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.
      5. 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.
Please note: Affiliates are NOT allowed to link to un-approved coupons or promotions on our site without permission. If you do not see a banner linking to a specific page or product on our site that you wish to promote, please contact us and we can make a link for you.



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
    AffiliateConsole
  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
  6. You may need to refresh the page after a few minutes for the results to display.
  7. Select CSV or PDF export, or simply view on the page by clicking "View Report"

Commission Report

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

Below are a few FatCow Affiliate terms to keep in mind as you participate in the program.

    1. We cannot pay you for referred customers who have been cancelled, refunded, or suspended. To be eligible for your commission, each referral must be an active customer of FatCow, and must provide a valid payment for a qualified purchase.

 

    1. Customers with billing information or email addresses that already exist in the FatCow database will not be considered referrals. Each referral must be a new visitor to FatCow with a valid and unique email address.

       

    2. Sending unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) is not an acceptable means of referrals and will result in removal from the program.

 

  1. Please review the other Terms and Conditions for participating in the FatCow Affiliate Program.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FTC DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS 
In December 2009, the FTC released guidelines that require affiliates who use reviews, rankings or testimonials to promote products to clearly disclose the fact that they receive compensation for doing so. FatCow requires all affiliates to comply with these guidelines. Failure to do so may result in removal from our affiliate program and the cancellation of commissions.

Click here for more information and suggestions on how to comply >>

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