Utilizing affiliate programs are a great way to monetize your website. There are lots of affiliate programs available for just about any topic you can imagine. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best affiliate programs to monetize your Divi blog. Stick around until the end for a few plugins that make it easy to use affiliate programs with your WordPress website.
1. Elegant Themes
Elegant Themes pays 50% for every sale. This is the highest rate of any WordPress theme developer and it’s twice the standard commission rate. This even includes renewal commissions. If someone subscribes for one year through your link, you get a commission every time they renew. You’ll need to reach the minimum limit before payout, which is under $100, but they pay fast. The program includes banners and text links that you can use in your content and website. A dashboard provides you with statistics.
2. Divi Cake
Divi Cake pays 20% for every referral. They provide banners, analytics, and a referral link generator to get you started. View detailed statistics and analytics regarding impressions, earnings, and more from within the affiliate dashboard. Payouts happen once a month and there is currently no threshold.
SiteGround uses a performance-based commission system that pays commissions based on the number of sales per month. The payment can range from $50 per sale to $100 or more. They pay weekly and don’t have a minimum amount before you can get the payment. They only hold back for 30 days, meaning that you get paid after 30 days of a sale. They provide lots of banners and logos including pre-made and custom. They also include deep-links. They provide assistance and real-time tracking.
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Flywheel pays $500 for every referral. You can make commission by referrals and by transfers. They provide lots of banners and images for social media, and they’ll design custom images if you want. They have no minimums and they pay secondary commissions, so if someone you refer buys multiple plans you get a payout for of each of the referrals. The holding period is 90 days for monthly plans and 30 days for yearly plans.
Dreamhost pays referral amounts based on which of the 5 hosting plans you sell. You can make anywhere from $15 to $200 per sale. They include pre-made banners and they provide URLs for emails and social media. You can track your earnings through a dashboard. Payments are made after 97 days and they have unlimited payouts with no earnings caps.
6. WP Buffs
WP Buffs pays $100 per direct customer referral and $300 per white-label partner. They include a 60-day cookie, which gives potential customers two months to make their decision. They also provide free e-books and case studies, which can give help provide ideas for promotional content.
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MainWP pays 25% commission for each sale including recurring commissions for monthly and yearly sales. A dashboard shows detailed statistics with information about visits, referrals, conversions, campaigns, and payments. The tracking cookies last for 30 days. It uses direct linking from sites you own, so you won’t need an affiliate link for your sites. Payments are paid monthly. The minimum payout is $50.
BErush is the affiliate program for SEMrush. It pays 40% recurring commission for SEMrush sales, so you get paid for every month of the subscription. The tracking cookie lasts for 10 years and the first cookie wins the sale. It includes promo materials that you can use in your content. View your statistics from the dashboard. Payments are paid twice per month if the minimum threshold is met.
9. WP Rocket
WP Rocket pays 20% commission on every sale, so you can earn between $7.80 and $39.80 per sale. It uses the ShareASale platform which provides links, banners, widgets, and custom links for your content. WP Rocket provides simple instructions to get the HTML links and banners from the ShareASale website.
Udemy doesn’t provide the amount details, but they offer competitive commission rates. They provide access to exclusive content, coupons, and discounts. They also provide hundreds of banners and text links with deep linking capability. Share links in your blog content, on social media, and within an email. You can choose from several different tracking assets such as site-wide links, specific course links, custom links, and more.
Amazon is an excellent affiliate program for all-around use. You get a commission on any sale through your links. Commission rates range from 1% to 10% depending on the topic. It includes lots of linking tools. Use text or visual links for an individual product, and lots of different types of ads for specific topics including banners and search boxes. Ads can be customized to fit within your website’s design. Create multiple tracking IDs to use any way you want. Reporting tools show commissions from date-ranges that you choose.
Here’s a look at several excellent plugins to help add your affiliate links to your content.
1. Thirsty Affiliates
ThirstyAffiliates adds affiliate linking tools to your WordPress editor to make it easy to add affiliate links to your content. It includes cloaking, link protection, auto-linking for your keyword list, geolocation links, a proactive link fixer so your links are always up to date, and an automatic 404 checker. It has importing, exporting, and link importing from 3rd-party APIs. It also includes reports and Google Analytics events. It has both a free and a pro version.
2. Easy Affiliate Links
Easy Affiliate Links is a free plugin that helps you manage both cloaked and non-cloaked links within your content. Access your links in the visual and HTML editor, or the new Gutenberg editor. Assign categories to your links and track monthly and lifetime clicks. You can also import and export your links as XML. Add statistics with a premium add-on.
3. Auto Affiliate Links
Auto Affiliate Links is a free plugin that automatically adds your affiliate links to your content. You can manually set your keywords if you want so only those keywords would include links. Affiliate links can be added from many affiliate programs such as Clickbank, ShareASale, Commission Junction, Amazon, custom feeds, etc. You can set the links to follow or no-follow, cloak them, and set the frequency that they display. The links do not change your content.
That’s our look at the best affiliate programs to monetize your Divi blog and 3 affiliate plugins to help use them. All of the affiliate programs are easy to use and their products of some of the most recommended on the web. If you’re interested in adding affiliate programs to your Divi blog, you’re sure to find what you need on this list.
Do you use these affiliate programs to monetize your Divi website? Let us know what you think about them in the comments.