Zürich, Tuesday 15 March 2011 CloudSigma AG, the public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based in Switzerland, today announced the launch of a new affiliate program. The new program has open membership and features a very generous 15% lifetime commission on all revenue from referred accounts. New affiliates can sign-up at http://partner.cloudsigma.com/.
Patrick Baillie, CEO commented ‘Channel sales and referrals are an increasingly important part of our growth story. We wanted to offer a formal affiliate program to reward our partners who are helping build our company. Thus, they can share in that success. Existing customers, as well as professional hosting affiliates, will now be able to earn significant commissions on the business they refer to CloudSigma.’
The company sees the affiliate program as a way of building strong long term relationships with its partners. In fact, they often play a pivotal role in building cloud infrastructure solutions within the CloudSigma platform.
Turn Threat to Opportunity: Benefit from the Cloud Computing Explosion
The new CloudSigma affiliate scheme represents a significant opportunity for both new and seasoned players in the hosting and IT industry. They can now directly benefit and embrace the transition away from traditional web hosting models to cloud computing. Moreover, the generous commission levels offered turn cloud computing from a perceived threat by many companies to a strong potential revenue stream. At the same time, CloudSigma’s approach of offering pure IaaS means that the platform does not represent a threat to existing trusted relationships.
Companies migrating to the CloudSigma platform can shed low value tasks such as hardware maintenance and procurement whilst affiliate partners can continue to add significant value by crafting tailored cloud infrastructure solutions. For this reason CloudSigma has already received strong pre-launch interest from a number of IT consulting and web development companies looking for a cloud partnership.
In addition, all affiliates joining the program will receive support from a dedicated affiliates liaison team.
Easy Online Management and Reporting
All affiliate accounts have easy online management and reporting available via the dedicated affiliate portal at http://partner.cloudsigma.com/. Affiliates have the ability to monitor the performance of their referrals. Also, they receive full breakdowns and commission statements in relation to their CloudSigma referral accounts.
There are no account set-up charges and the company program is providing a full package of advertising creatives and guidelines to maximize conversion rates and traffic from affiliates. Each affiliate receives a custom URL for use in conjunction with advertising, blogs, and their websites. Any account openings and payments in relation to traffic through the custom URL is automatically assigned to the affiliate. Thus, it earns a commission.
A Choice of Commission Structures
Affiliates can choose from two main offers in accordance with their preferences:
Offer 1: Lifetime Commission
Lifetime recurring commission on all account payments: 15%
This offer is for affiliates with long-term relationships with their customers where they recognize and want to benefit from a stable and growing recurring income from CloudSigma.
Offer 2: Account Opening plus First Payment Commission
New Account Opening Bonus: EUR 1
Commission on first account payment: 22%
This program is more suited for affiliates who may not have a close relationship with the referrals they send to CloudSigma. Therefore, they may prefer to be paid based on the volume of traffic and shorter-term conversions that they can achieve.
Patrick Baillie, CEO continued ‘ I’m personally very excited to be launching this affiliate program which I believe will help both our existing and new partners turn cloud computing into a genuine opportunity for them. As a company, we are looking forward to working with our new affiliates in helping them build a solid revenue base through our market-leading products.’
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About CloudSigma AG
CloudSigma AG, based in Zürich, Switzerland provides a pure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform offering high security, flexible cloud servers. Our innovative web console as well as API make cloud computing and cloud hosting straightforward. High availability of redundant infrastructure is backed up by a generous Service Level Agreement. It covers not only availability but also performance.
CloudSigma’s unique approach extends completely open software and networking layers to customers. We allow them to run any operating system and applications they chose and to implement their own customized networking policies. CloudSigma bills by each raw resource (CPU, RAM, storage, etc.) individually in a transparent, unbundled manner.
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