If you’re a WordPress agency and would like to move your clients over to Kinsta, there are a few different ways you can operate: through our Agency Partner Program, our Affiliate Program, our Referral Program, or with a combination of the three.

We’ll take a look at all the main benefits each program offers in this article.

Ready? Let’s dive in!

1. Agency Partner Program

The Kinsta Agency Partner Program is designed specifically for web and creative agencies that manage hosting for their client’s sites. It brings customizable plans, site white-labeling, free hosting for the agency site, unlimited free migrations, and more.

In the Agency Program, you purchase a Kinsta plan with multiple WordPress installs and add your clients’ sites within your own MyKinsta account. This model allows you to fully manage your clients’ hosting experience, including the billing.

Kinsta’s Agency Program makes it super easy for you to resell web hosting services and help you take care of your clients’ sites through a unified dashboard.

You can also use the Kinsta API, which allows you to seamlessly interact with Kinsta services such as creating a WordPress site, getting a list of sites, etc.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, check the available Kinsta Agency plans and get in touch!

2. Affiliate Program

If you’re more interested in earning commissions instead, then you should take a look at the Kinsta Affiliate Program. Once you enroll, you’ll get access to custom banners, unique promotional materials, trackable affiliate links, and a powerful dashboard to keep track of your referrals.

For each WordPress referred customer, you’ll receive both of the following:

  • A one-time commission between $50 and $500
  • A monthly recurring commission of 10%

For Application and Database Hosting referred customers, you’ll receive:

  • A monthly recurring commission of 5%

Keep in mind that per Kinsta’s affiliate terms, the customers need to take care of the billing for their new MyKinsta account themselves. They’re welcome to grant you access as an “administrator” or “developer” user, but they must be the ones to buy the plan and maintain ownership of the account.

Feel free to apply for Kinsta’s Affiliate Program at any time.

3. Referral Program

An alternative to the Affiliate Program for agencies looking at recommending Kinsta is our Referral Program.

This scheme is exclusively for Kinsta customers and makes it easier to recommend our hosting service by obtaining your referral link directly from your hosting dashboard. Instead of commissions, the Referral Program offers hosting credits to cover or reduce your customer’s hosting invoice with Kinsta.

For each referral, the program rewards twice based on qualifying actions completed by the referred user. You’ll earn:

  • $10 in credits when your referral signs up for a paid service.
  • $50 in credits when your referral spends $50 for the first time.

Credits will be automatically applied to your customer account without any redemption process required. Learn more about Kinsta’s Referral Program.

4. Mixed Model

Thinking about mashing two potatoes with one fork? We love this approach — that’s why you’d be more than welcome to join all programs and utilize each for different clients.

However, note that you cannot host a client’s site within your Agency plan and still receive affiliate commissions or hosting credits for referring that same customer.

Would you like to know more? Reach out to our sales team, and we’ll be happy to chat with you!