You may have noticed WP Engine have taken their annual WP Engine Summit digital this year and the event will be entirely free of charge. It's a great opportunity for users and businesses to enjoy the event and is the perfect time to make the most of WP Engine's generous affiliate programme!
They shared more details below which you will likely have received over the past couple of weeks, along with your custom affiliate link. If you haven't yet signed up to enjoy the benefits of being a WP Engine partner, this is a great time to take a few moments to sign up and start earning.
We'll let WP Engine tell you a little bit about the benefits themselves:
WP Engine Summit
The annual WP Engine Summit is just around the corner, taking place on June 10th and we’re proud to announce that for the first time, the event will be entirely virtual and free of charge!
This is a unique opportunity for you to promote the WPE Summit with your affiliate link and earn commissions on those who attend and later buy a WP Engine plan!
Announce the WP Engine Summit to your audience on your blog or social profiles using your custom affiliate link. Thanks to our 180-day cookies, should your audience register and then purchase a WP Engine plan after experiencing all the great content we have lined up for Summit, you will earn commission!
Additionally, WP Engine have been working hard to complete a SOC 2 audit, which is fantastic news for affiliates who partake in the WP Engine affiliate scheme. The team released information about this below, discussing with SOC 2 comprises of and how it can benefit affiliate partners:
SOC 2 Announcement
At WP Engine, we are constantly striving to deliver the best WordPress technology platform in the industry. And for many businesses, quality of service is inextricably tied to the level of security provided. In fact, for your audiences, security is often the defining component when it comes to making a purchasing decision, and hosting is no exception. With that in mind, we are thrilled to let our partners know that WP Engine successfully completed a Service Organization Control (SOC 2®) Type II audit!
What is SOC 2?
Service Organization Control is an independent audit against a common standard of strict information security policies and procedures. In other words, it ensures that WP Engine has processes in place to meet the highest standards in customer data management and protection.
What does this mean for affiliates?
For potential customers, having completed a SOC 2 audit can be the decider in choosing one provider over another. This is especially attractive to security-conscious customers looking at larger plans types they need to trust their business with. For affiliates, larger plans equal greater commission. So incorporating SOC 2 into your promotions of WP Engine as a major selling point gives you more ammo to target these larger businesses, and in turn, increasing your earning potential.
You can update your evergreen promotions of WP Engine to call out SOC 2 or do a special announcement on your blog or social channels. Use your custom affiliate link below to our blog post on SOC 2 to read about this amazing milestone at WP Engine, and of course, use that link to promote WP Engine’s announcement in your own channels.