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As a Backblaze Affiliate, you can earn 10% commission on referrals and renewals. Sign up only takes a few minutes. Join now and start earning!
To start, you should have received an email welcoming you to the program and giving you your Backblaze affiliate ID and affiliate links. These links are unique to you and all of your Backblaze affiliate activities. Please note that affiliate commissions are only earned on Backblaze Personal Backup and Backblaze Business Backup, and are not earned on Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage sales.
Graphics and Banners: We've created a collection of ads for you to promote Backblaze. We also provide
logos and graphics if you want to create your own ad. You can view the Promotional Resources page to download these files.
Content and Stories: From time to time, Backblaze distributes content to our affiliates which you can use as you see fit. You can also republish any content on the Backblaze website or the Backblaze Blog that you find useful.
Here are several different ways you can sell Backblaze and earn affiliate commission credit for the sale. Each method shows how to properly link your affiliate ID to a Backblaze account so you receive credit. Once a Backblaze account is created for a trial or purchase, we cannot add an affiliate ID to that account after the fact, so it is critical that your audience uses your affiliate link prior to installing Backblaze!
Please note that affiliate sales are only earned on Backblaze Personal Backup and Backblaze Business Backup, and are not earned on Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage sales.
This is the most common way to refer a customer. You can use your affiliate link directly or as part of a click-through
link or graphic. For example, if your affiliate ID is af9999, then your affiliate link is as follows:
You can place affiliate links in newsletters, on your website, and on social media. Once
reaching the payout threshold ($100 USD, see below), you will get paid for any new Backblaze accounts, as well as
renewals created from one of your links, so long as the account is paid for and in good standing. The following are the
top performing links:
You can maximize your earnings by encouraging your clients to sign up for Extended
Version History. By default, Backblaze saves old versions or deleted files for 30 days. With Extended Version
History, your clients can extend that to 1 Year or Forever for an additional fee which will contribute to your
There is a way to change the landing page for the user and still get affiliate credit. It only works for the Backblaze website. If affiliate af9999 wishes to "land" visitors on the Backblaze "How it Works" page, the affiliate link they would use is:
Backblaze sells gift codes on its website. You can direct your users to the gift webpage and receive commission credit for gift codes they purchase. Here's the example for affiliate ID af9999:
Not sure what to say to clients? Need some help promoting Backblaze? Click here to view a PDF with key points to cover with your audience!
If you want us to take a look at your ad, please send us an email at email@example.com with a link to your ad and we’d be happy to provide constructive feedback.
We track and record landings, downloads, account creations, and sales associated with your affiliate ID. At the time of a payout, you will be provided with a summary report of your sales to date or you can request one by emailing us.
Once you reach or exceed $100 in commission, you are eligible to receive a payout. Our Accounting team will reach out to you for a PayPal email address and W8 / W9 form. This email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you provide the requested information, our Accounting team will process your commission in the next batch of payouts.
Affiliates earn 10% commission on each new referral sale, and 10% on any renewal revenue from their referred customers.
We pay out by sending funds to your PayPal account.
The first time you have a payout ready, you will be contacted regarding payout and tax information. If you live in the United States, you will be required to complete a W-9. If you live outside of the United States, you will be required to complete a W-8 and provide your mailing address. We will withhold payment until the requested information is provided.