There are many WordPress affiliate programs you can choose from. But not all are worth the effort. Bloggers love writing, that’s why they do it. However you can also make a few dollars through affiliate programs rather easily. Many bloggers prefer affiliate programs because of the higher payouts and because you can reduce the number of annoying advertisements shown to your readers.
Some WordPress affiliate programs pay out a couple dollars per conversion (a registration, product sale, etc.) and some offer over $100 per conversion. Without any more delay, here is a collection of strong, profitable affiliate programs we have found useful here on Pingable.
WordPress Affiliate Programs
ThemeForest, an Envato marketplace is an excellent WordPress affiliate program. It is simple to use because you simple add a short code onto any URL from the site. Most themes on ThemeForest are high quality, which makes sales virtually happen on their own.
Another Envato marketplace, although much smaller than Themeforest. The conversions are fewer, but you can zero-in on quality WordPress plugins which are applicable and useful to your readers. Watch this WordPress affiliate program closely because as it grows, so will the profits.
ElegantThemes is one of large group of quality premium theme creators. It may be their stylish design or the high quality coding, but for some reason this WordPress affiliate program converts quite well. Perhaps it is because the membership only costs $39 for a year, and the user is given a series of excellent themes throughout the year. (It was only $19 when I first joined). The affiliate program pays at 50% which is a nice share of the profits.
WordPress Affiliate Program Tools
Ninja Affiliate is a powerful plugin for WordPress sites. It automatically converts specific keywords to affiliate links for you across your site. You can control how many keywords are turned into links to prevent spiders from identifying you as a spam site. Although this tool does not necessarily provide a new source of income, it can very well increase conversion by dramatically increasing the number of links users can click. The plugin costs $39 and seems to be well worth it, although Pingable has not yet adopted the plugin.
Pretty Link is a free plugin that cloaks your links. A smart user will find your affiliate link and remove it, perhaps using their own. A link cloaker is not a sneaky tool, it is a tool that maintains the integrity of your links, letting you profit by providing useful information to readers. We use Pretty Link here on Pingable, and it works out very well.
Magic Affiliate, a plugin that lets you run your own affiliate program on your WordPress site. This can be very useful if you sell something or charge for memberships to your site. Offer tiered affiliate programs, signup bonuses, integrates readily with WP E-Commerce and Magic Members plugins.