ExpressVPN Affiliate Program: Frequently asked questions
How does the ExpressVPN Affiliate Program work?
As an ExpressVPN affiliate, you promote ExpressVPN on your website and receive a commission for every new referred customer.
How do I join the ExpressVPN Affiliate Program?
What do I need to sign up?
Why should I join the ExpressVPN Affiliate Program?
We are the world’s largest premium VPN service provider. Founded in 2009 and based offshore in the British Virgin Islands, ExpressVPN is the VPN of choice for over 4 million users.
You can be confident that ExpressVPN is an excellent recommendation for customers with:
24/7 customer support, including live chat support
A risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee
A built-in password manager included with every subscription
Advanced protection features included with every subscription: an ad blocker, Threat Manager, and parental controls
VPN servers in 105 countries
A network optimized for speed and performance
Easy-to-use apps for all devices: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and routers
Browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi
No activity and connection logs
TrustedServer technology: no data is ever written to our server hard drives
Our own next-gen Lightway VPN protocol
What are your commission rates?
Our default commissions are:
1-month subscription package - $13
6-month subscription package - $22
12-month subscription package - $36
(Commissions in USD per subscription)
Commissions are flexible, depending on the volume of signups you send to us. The more sales you drive, the more we pay. Contact the Affiliate Team to learn more about how we can work together to increase your commissions.
How long will it take for ExpressVPN to review my application?
We’ll review your application and get back to you within 1 business day.
What support can I expect from the ExpressVPN team?
When you join us, you will be assigned a dedicated account manager who will work with you to grow your revenue and conversion rates through content and placement suggestions, conversion rate optimization recommendations, custom assets, and high-converting landing pages.
Why was my application rejected?
If your application was rejected, it would typically be for one of the following reasons:
You’re not the owner of the website/social media profile provided in the application
Your website is not live or reachable
Your website does not provide any VPN-related content
Your content doesn’t meet a minimum quality standard
Your website or social media profile doesn’t meet a minimum traffic requirement
You've not demonstrated a clear plan to drive relevant traffic to ExpressVPN
You engage in cookie-stuffing, spamming, or other deceptive marketing tactics
You didn’t respond in time to our messages and emails
We don’t partner with coupon websites or reseller programs
If you feel that you’ve addressed the above points, please feel free to reapply, and we will review your application as soon as possible. If you believe that your website was wrongly identified in the criteria above, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If my application was rejected, can I reapply in the future?
Can I test ExpressVPN before I promote you?
As an affiliate, can you renew my ExpressVPN subscription?
Do you have any banners or marketing materials for me to promote ExpressVPN?
Yes! We’ll provide you with all marketing collateral, such as banners, screenshots, infographics, videos, and logos, once you sign up for our program.
How does the ExpressVPN Affiliate Program track clicks?
We track clicks with a reliable in-house system, so you never lose any of the commissions you refer.
What marketing methods are not allowed?
We do not allow the following:
Spam or unsolicited email promotions
Spamming on blogs, forums, social media, or any other commenting systems
Any other type of illegal or deceptive marketing
Use of materials that infringe on our intellectual property rights
Brokering or sub-affiliates
Pop-up or pop-under advertising
For more info, please refer to our Affiliate Terms of Service page.
ExpressVPN affiliates found violating or attempting to circumvent these rules will have their commissions voided and payments withheld. Additionally, they will be banned from further participation in the ExpressVPN Affiliate Program.
Can I advertise ExpressVPN through PPC?
Yes. As an ExpressVPN affiliate, you can advertise ExpressVPN through PPC, but:
You are not permitted to bid on brand keywords that include any variations or misspellings of ExpressVPN (brand terms).
You are not permitted to include ExpressVPN in any text ad that is used to promote your website through paid search programs.
You are not permitted to link directly from your Google Ads to ExpressVPN. We do not allow domain masking.
How do I get paid?
We pay affiliate commissions once per month through PayPal. When you sign up, don’t forget to add your PayPal details to your affiliate account. For commissions exceeding $1,000 monthly, we support payout by direct wire transfer.
What is the minimum payout?
Our affiliate program has a minimum payout of $50. If the amount is less than $50, the commission will roll over to the next payment cycle.
What is your payment cycle?
We aim to pay all affiliate commissions by the 15th of every month for the previous month’s commissions.
Does ExpressVPN pay recurring commissions to affiliates?
No, we work on a CPA basis with all of our affiliates.
What happens if a commission comes from a fraudulent signup? Will I still get paid?
No. If a customer fails our fraud checks and is declined in your affiliate panel, we will not pay commissions.
Do you have a reseller program?
No, we don’t have a reseller program. You can promote ExpressVPN on your website if you have one.