ExpressVPN Affiliate Program:
Frequently asked questions

Getting Started

How does the affiliate program work?

You promote ExpressVPN on your website and receive a commission for every new referred customer.

How do I join the ExpressVPN Affiliate Program?

It’s easy! All you have to do is sign up here, and our affiliate team will review your application within 1 to 2 business days.

What do I need to sign up?

We require that you have a live website with VPN-related content. If you don’t have this, our Refer a Friend program might be more suitable for you.

Why should I join the ExpressVPN affiliate program?

We are the world’s largest premium VPN service provider. ExpressVPN was founded in 2009 and is based offshore in the British Virgin Islands.

Highlights about ExpressVPN:

  • 24/7 customer support, including live chat support
  • Unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 1,500+ servers in 148 VPN server locations in 94 countries
  • Speed-optimized network
  • Easy-to-use apps for all devices: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, and routers
  • Browser extensions for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox
  • Anonymous VPN service with no activity logs and no connection logs
  • Best-in-class encryption

What are your commission rates?

Our defaults rates are as follows:

  • 1 month - $13
  • 6 month - $22
  • 12 month - $36.

Our commission schedule is flexible and can vary depending on sales volume. There is no cap on what you can earn. For more information, please contact our affiliate team.

Marketing

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 which infringe our intellectual property rights
  • Cookie-stuffing
  • 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, you can, but you are not permitted to bid for competing keywords that include any variations or misspellings of ExpressVPN. You may not include the text “ExpressVPN” (or variations or misspellings) in any ad text which is used to promote your website in a PPC program, such as Google Adwords. You must send PPC traffic to your own approved web URL and not directly to expressvpn.com.

Payment

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?

We have a minimum payout of $100. When your commission balance exceeds $100, we will pay all your outstanding commission in the next payment cycle.

What is your payment cycle?

We pay monthly commissions by the 15th of the next month (e.g., April commissions are paid by May 15th)

Does ExpressVPN pay recurring commissions to affiliates?

No. We choose to offer a higher upfront commission instead of a lower recurring commission. Please contact our affiliate manager for more details.

What happens if a commission comes from a fraudulent signup? Will I still get paid?

No. If a customer is deemed to be fraudulent (e.g., has used a stolen credit card), we will disapprove commissions for that signup.

Do you have a reseller program?

No, we don’t have a reseller program. If you have a VPN-related site, you should join our affiliate program.