Affiliate marketing is the best and high paying way to make money online. I personally try this and earn full time income from my blogs. Affiliate marketing is all about referring products and get commission on each sale. For this, you do not need to drive thousands of traffic in your blog. Only things you need to create are trust among your readers, branding of your blog and refer products which you personally use. Affiliate programs are of various type, but you need to find programs which are suitable for your blog. Always promote relevant products. For example, on this blog I promote things related to web design, web hosting, themes, SEO tools and plugins. These things are relevant and my target visitors will like to know about those things.
There are various things which you can try to increase your affiliate sale. In this post, I am not going to discuss those things. In my 4 years of blogging journey, I have tried various affiliate programs on my different blogs. But I found the most paying affiliate programs are related to web design and blogging niche. In this post, I am listing 5 best affiliate programs which you can use to make money online from your blog based on content related to WordPress and web design.
Best Affiliate programs for WordPress and Web design
Bluehost is one of the most popular, reliable and cheap web hosting companies with millions of satisfied customers. I tried this once for my client and was satisfied with service and support both. So, these is problem in promoting this hosting. My readers and my new visitors will surely get benefit from this hosting. Once just have to pay $3.95 per month (It may increase if you chose to pay in short cycles) to get their web hosting.
So, joining the Bluehost affiliate program is also recommended. It pays $65 per sale to all affiliate. If you bring more sales, they will allow you to try premium sale and get $120 per sale. Sometimes they also increase payout to encourage affiliates to bring more sale. Think if you are sending 5 sales per month, you will earn $305 per month. That is good amount to start.
Hostgator is another nice web hosting company with millions of satisfied customers. I started my blogging with Hostgator’s shared plan. They also offer an affiliate program which you can join to start earning money online. You will be earning from $50 to $125 per sale depending upon the number of sales you make each month. It pays less, but they offer quality service which is easy to sell to your blog readers. If you own a blog, you can promote Hostgator hosting to earn money online.
3. Elegant Themes Affiliate program
Elegant themes was initially a WordPress theme company but they now also offer plugins. There are so many nice WordPress themes and plugins to buy. Bloom and Monarch are most popular plugins which I also use in my blogs. But one do not need to buy these plugins and themes individually. Just buy membership and get access to all themes and products.
Membership does not cost too much. You will get membership just for $69 per year to get access to these premium themes and plugins.
Clickbank is one of the most popular marketplace for affiliate marketers. You can find affiliate products of various niche and then promote to earn money. You can easily find products relevant to your blog and then promote in your blog. There are various WordPress themes, plugins, HTML templates, web design books, web design tools are available. You can promote those tools which are really good.
ShareASale is Clickbank like market place where affiliate can find thousands of products to promote and earn money. You can find products on various niche. WordPress plugins and themes are available to promote. Just join this affiliate program and search for potential products which are good and can get sale. For each product, ShareASale will track sales and reward you your affiliate commission. Genesis and Thesis theme affiliate program are also available on ShareAsale. So, it can be a good marketplace for you to get affiliate programs to join.
There are various other affiliate programs which you can join. In this post, I listed best affiliate programs. But you can also join affiliate programs of various theme companies, other hosting companies and SEO tools. I also tried Siteground, MyThemeShop, KnownHost, SEMrush and SEO Powersuit affiliate programs. So, you can join these affiliate programs too to earn money from your blog. The only important thing to consider is the niche and way of promotion. So, be sure to promote only genuine products and promote after using it.