How I Made $97 in Less Than 5 Minutes and Got FREE Web Hosting


Here’s a little story about how I made $97 in less than 5 minutes.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Wow, dude… strippers don’t even make that kind of money!” right? I know… it sounds pretty incredible, but that’s just what I did, and as a result, I get FREE web hosting.

Curious? Well, check out the image Above.

So, here’s how it went down:

My friend Giuliano asked, “Hey man, what hosting company do you use for all of your blogs and stuff?”

Me: “I use Dreamhost.”
Giuliano: “Do you like them?”
Me: “Yeah, they’re awesome. I’ve been with them for like 10 years.”
Giuliano: “Cool. Can you send me the link?”
Me: “Sure. Here’s the link. http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?8012
Giuliano: Clicks my affiliate link, signs up and pays for a year’s worth of Dreamhost Web Hosting and… Cha Ching!

I get $97 directly credited to my Dreamhost account.

Here’s the conversion in my Referral Summary:


I might add that, the account balance not only includes the one time $97 referral credit for referring Giuliano as a new Dreamhost customer, but on the same day, I also received a credit of $5 as a secondary referral that I made for referring someone else about 10 years ago. Then, the next day, ANOTHER referral credit!

Here’s what I saw in my inbox:


In case you didn’t quite get that, i’ll clarify:

10 years ago, I had another 5 minute conversation with someone and referred them to Dreamhost. They have been on Dreamhost for as long as I have, so for the past 10 years, I get paid monthly, a percentage of their fees. That’s 10 years of recurring income for 5 minutes of work over 10 YEARS AGO!

What is even more amazing is that this person ALSO refers customers to Dreamhost, so I ALSO get paid a small monthly percentage of what they pay as well.

Sounds like Easy Money, Right?

Well, it is! All because of these simple 5 minute conversations, as well as posting links to Dreamhost on my blog, I not only have had a major percentage of my web hosting bill and domain name registration fees completely covered for the past 10 years, but if I choose, I can even request a payout and transfer the money directly to my bank or PayPal account.

Now mind you, I haven’t exactly been pushing Dreamhost referrals all that much, so if I can have this much success with just some casual, passive referrals, think of how much I could have made if I promoted them more heavily?

How Can You Make Money With Dreamhost?

You can start promoting Dreamhost today by signing up for a FREE affiliate account, or if you have been wanting to start your own blog and need hosting, sign up to be a Dreamhost customer and the affiliate program is already built in.

Once you sign up, click the “Rewards” link and it will provide you with your referral link code. Any time you refer someone to Dreamhost, just give them that link to sign up with. They also provide all kinds of buttons and banners you can use, if you want to promote the link on your blog.

So, if you’re looking for easy, proven ways to make money online, I highly recommend you sign up to Dreamhost and get started today.

Previous The Tag Cloud of Destiny and a New Book Project
Next Crytek's GFACE Social Network
  • Giuliano here, thanks for the post (and for tipping Dreamhost, great service so far).

    I’ll start with the referrals asap, it sounds like a great plan. (And a great viral user acquisition strategy for Dramhost, btw).

  • Jared Clifton

    Just checked my account, and I’ve earned over $300 over the lifetime of the account. Of course, I haven’t really done anything to refer anyone there for a long time. Might be time to put up some banners on my site.

    • Couldn’t hurt. $97 is a decent chunk of change