14+ WordPress Affiliate Programs (Themes, Plugins & More)

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WordPress is not only a CMS (content management system) – it is also a means of earning a living for many people.

Many web-developers, bloggers, and freelancers are making a good living from their use of WordPress, by selling themes, plugins, services, or consultancy. And for those who are not into development, WordPress can also be used to earn money through product promotion.

What this means is that you can endorse someone’s product with your unique tracking link (affiliate link), and you will get a commission from the associated sales.

Particularly if you are blogging on WordPress, you can easily recommend a premium product that you are using (most of the premium WordPress products have an affiliate program), and when a user buys the product based on your referral, you will make money.

The affiliate commission could be anywhere from $1-$500 per product.

How do I know that?

From last 10+ years, this is how I’m making money from my blog.

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I have shared a lot of these tricks, and strategies on ShoutUniversity Affiliate marketing course . ✅

However today, I’m sharing top WordPress affiliate programs. Most of these affiliate programs are open to everyone, so you can join all of them and promote the ones that best suit your taste and style.

You can refer to my guide on how to promote affiliate products on your blog to get a better understanding of how you can promote these WordPress premium products to earn affiliate commission.

Recommended WordPress Products for Affiliate Marketing:

WordPress affiliate products can be classified into one of the following categories:

  • WordPress Themes Affiliate Program
  • WordPress Plugins Affiliate Program
  • WordPress Shared Hosting Affiliate Program
  • WordPress Managed Hosting Affiliate Program
  • WordPress Backup, Security, Maintainance Affiliate Programs

Before I share my list, here are a few things that you need to know:

  1. Get a PayPal account. Most of these affiliate programs offer payment via PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, get one now.
  2. If you are using any particular premium WordPress product and you don’t see the affiliate program overview in this list, simply Google “product name + affiliate program“, and you will find the details of the affiliate program for that product.
  3. Join all of them! Joining all of these affiliate programs is easy and free. I suggest you join all of them and get on their mailing lists. This way you will receive their latest coupon codes, promotional materials, and useful insights about their products. You may not be promoting all of the products, but the affiliate promotional information you will get from the emails will be very useful.

Let’s get on with our list! Here are some of the most popular WordPress affiliate programs which you can promote on your blog (and earn a handsome income).

WordPress Themes Affiliate Programs

Unlike in the past, there are currently tons of WordPress premium theme affiliate programs out there.

I have worked with a few of them for my WordPress theme blog and also for ShoutMeLoud. Based on my personal experience, I’m sharing the ones that I believe are the best.

Genesis Themes:

Genesis Theme Affiliate program
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Genesis is one of the top WordPress theme frameworks out there, and many bloggers swear by it.

Undoubtedly, with the unfortunate downfall of the Thesis theme, Genesis turned out to be the most popular theme framework. Unlike other theme networks, Genesis is priced on the higher side and is mostly used by professional bloggers or serious online businesses.

Genesis’s framework and skins are quite easy to promote, as the company has a great brand name in the market. With one quick (and smart) promotion, you can earn a significant amount of money.

  • You will get 35% commission on every sale
  • The program is managed by ShareASale, and the payout is via bank transfer or ACH.
  • 60-day cookies

In my opinion, Genesis is the best, but there are many more that you can join, including the:

What WordPress Theme Affiliate program:

Do you have readers who want to know what WordPress theme is being used by a blog? Well just by telling them about What WordPress theme will increase your chances to earn affiliate commission.

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Currently, this works with themes from ThemeForest, Elegant Themes, MyThemeShop, TemplateMonster. Both ThemeForest & TemplateMonster have tons of great WordPress themes.

WordPress Plugins Affiliate Programs

When it comes to premium WordPress plugins, the list is endless.

I have promoted a few in the past to earn a few thousand dollars, but there is not a single plugin that you can stick with for a long period. The WordPress premium plugins marketplace is very competitive, and every day a new or better product emerges.

So if you are trying to get into the plugins promotion niche, you need to be active in knowing which products are currently the best on the market and how they work.

  • Tip: WordPress plugins have a limited time in the marketplace, and you need to sign-up individually for most of these products. A majority of these plugins are sold via ClickBank, which is easier to link to directly. You should search for these product affiliate programs manually, or try to find a high-selling plugin to promote in an affiliate marketplace.

Because of this, I’m going to list those marketplaces where you can find new, high-quality plugins to promote.

Themeisle Affiliate Program:

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Themeisle offers some of the most wanted WordPress plugins. They are the team behind Revive old post,  WP Product Review plugin & ad-block notify plugin.

They have a generous affiliate program where you can earn 55%/sale. Since they have many few themes as well, it would be easier for you to promote them & make money.

Elementor: Live Page Builder Plugin

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Elementor Live page builder is one of the most popular free page builder plugin in the WordPress plugin repo. They also have a pro version that gives access to pro-widget & cost only $49 for one site & top plan cost $199.

They have an affiliate program which pays 50% on all sale. Since their WordPress plugin is so popular, it would be piece of cake to sale their pro version. A great chance for anyone to make 50% on the sale of Elementor plugin.

GravityForms:

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GravityForms is one of the most recommended premium contact form plugins for WordPress.

This plugin has a feature pack, and due to a large number of tutorials, this plugin is marketed very well. You can easily promote this plugin on your blog posts, or via banner ads.

  • Affiliate program is managed by eJunkie
  • 20% commission on the sale price
  • Payment via PayPal

JVZoo:

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JVZoo is yet another affiliate marketplace and is widely used by internet marketers.

You will find some fantastic WordPress products out there (plugins & themes) which you can easily promote. Most of these products are launched by internet marketers who know what we as bloggers require.

This makes their products very useful. Joining their program is easy and free.

  • Payout via PayPal
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WordPress Web-Hosting Affiliate Program:

Web-hosting is one of the highest paying niches in affiliate marketing. If you are promoting WordPress products on your blog, the web-hosting niche will help you to earn a very significant commission on every sale.

WordPress Shared Hosting Referral Programs:

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These are some of the best shared hosting affiliate programs for your blog. All of these shared hosting affiliate programs are recommended based on quality and high conversions:

Managed WordPress Hosting Affiliate Programs:

The marketplace for Managed WordPress Hosting is growing, and since it is a costly product, the payout is usually high. Here is a list of recommended Managed WordPress Hosting affiliate programs available:

Kinsta Affiliate Program:

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Kinsta is the leading managed WordPress hosting company and it’s pretty easy to sale this one. They have a lucrative Affiliate program that you could join for free and earn up to $500 for every referral + 10% monthly recurring lifetime commissions.

WPEngine Affiliate Program:

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Similar to Kinsta, WPEngine is another easy to sell WordPress managed hosting. They also have a lucrative affiliate program via ShareASale where they offer up to $200/sale. You can also ask for a co-branded landing page if you are giving a decent number of sales. WPEngine also runs promotions and discounts, which makes it easier for you to convert it into sales.

WordPress Backup plugin/service Affiliate Program:

BlogVault:

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BlogVault is a popular premium WordPress backup solution. As backup is a vital part of managing a CMS like WordPress, it would be easier for you to sell BlogVault service to the targeted WordPress users.

With Blogvault Affiliate program, you can earn from $20 to $500/sale and it’s a recurring affiliate program. Since users are likely to use the same backup service for long, you are more likely to succeed with this.

WordPress Affiliate Program:

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VaultPress is a WordPress backup service by Automattic. You might not know, but WordPress also offers an Affiliate program for it’s plugins like Jetpack,  WooCommerce and it’s free to join. You can promote VaultPress by promoting Jetpack plugin and earn handsome 20% on every sale.

(Bookmark this page. More to come…)

These are the major tried and tested WordPress affiliate programs that contribute to my monthly income reports.

I would love to know about any new products and other affiliate programs related to WordPress that have been working well for you. Use the comments section below to tell me your thoughts.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

77 thoughts on “14+ WordPress Affiliate Programs (Themes, Plugins & More)”

  1. Sateesh kumar

    Great list of affiliate programs. My blog also deals with WordPress upto some extent. I am using Elegant themes and host gator affiliate program on my website. They are giving me great results.

  2. I was looking for a way to monetize my blog and here comes your post. I have joined elegant themes affiliate program which suits my niche for the blog. Once again great post Harsh.

  3. Thanks Harsh, very useful list of affiliate program. I really need start to work with one of them. Now I am a Globelink affiliate, and promote travel insurance policy. I have small revenue from it.

  4. I really don’t believe on Jvzoo. I have experienced their poor customer support to the affiliate marketers. They didn’t even pay my affiliate commission.

  5. Abhirup Lahiri

    Du I need a Service Tax Registration number for signing up affiliate programme , many programmes is asking for it (like Groupon)

  6. Istiak Rayhan

    Hi Harsh,

    You have done a great job by listing all of the best WordPress Affiliate Programs on one post.

    I’ve tried almost all of these affiliate programs. And most of them work great for me.

    I’ve recently started using Thrive Themes Affiliate Programs. The conversion rate is awesome. And the great thing is, it offers “Recurring Commission”. You can consider adding this program to the list.

    However, thanks for sharing this great post.

  7. Hi there Harsh,
    Great affiliate marketing tips. Thanks for sharing these good Affiliate Programs . Currently I’m participating in iPage Affiliate Program . They Pay me $105 Per Sale . So I think you should also include iPage Affiliate Program in Shared hosting .

  8. Facem Baniss

    ya that’s an awesome post ..I am doing Jvzoo , Click bank and warriar plus …as I do by simply promoting this offer by solo ads ..

  9. Hi, regarding Clickbank – do you have recommendations about improving sales on a non-niche site? I own a image sharing site and as such it’s very to match products to the visitor. Many thanks

  10. Stanford Moyler

    Hi, regarding Clickbank – do you have ideas about improving conversions on a varied site? I have a image sharing webpage and as such it is very to match products to the visitor. regards

  11. Hello Harsh!
    Amazing post as always. I have recently started following your blog and I am impressed, I must say. I really like how you share your experiences with your audience.
    Stay Blessed
    Love from Pakistan

    Aqib

  12. Cristina Vladimir

    Hi Harsh, lovely content am glad I found your blog! Every single news letter you send to me has been so useful. Thanks for everything. keep up your good work, Hope to send more persons from Nigeria to your blog.

  13. Joseph Chikeleze

    Thanks harsh, AdSense has been towing me around – so, am going to affiliate marketing now.

    Thanks for giving me these list bro. Have a nice day!

  14. Gene J. Horton

    I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially this discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, everything here is so great and so true.
    Thanks for the interesting share of information

  15. Thanks for sharing this quality post .Harsh i am a new blogger and i just need to ask that how much traffic and page views are required minimum to apply for these affiliates programs need your reply about it. thanks

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Niaz,

      There is no minimum requirement to start with affiliate marketing. Even if you have 100 visitors on your blog and the traffic is targeted, it is a good number to start with.

  16. you’re a true blogging scientist,this is another great informative post from Harsh Agrawal thank you for this great list of affiliate programs for wordpress.

  17. Gene J. Horton

    I have been using clickbank to sell digital products through my blog. I think it’s a good one.
    Has anyone used clickbank and other programs as well? Do let me know if you have a better suggestion…

  18. Manoj Kumar Sethi

    This is really awesome report Harsh ! Congrats to you and your whole team who is working day and night to bring out best out of best with such a simpler way.

    Affiliate is always one section where I always wants to work and test my self. In my recent article, I learn ” A good sales man can easily become a good digital marketer but a good digital marketer cannot easily become a good sales person”

    Once again thank you for sharing such an encouraging report !
    Keep shouting to all of us !

  19. Jaswinder Kaur

    Nice and valuable post on the Topic. It’s true, someone can make a good amount of money with WordPress Blog by using affiliate links in their posts.

    As I use Amazon for both my blogs and I am making Money. This month I made over $500 with my Ease Bedding Blog.

    Recently I started another blog, which is listed below. Both are Niche Sites.

    Thanks.

  20. Although I am late entrant, I want to shorten my learning curve and you can’t have better place than Shoutmeloud for quick learning.

    Congrats !

    I would specifically be interested in programs, product/service which are “beyond web development” as. For example – Paid Music/ Video Products or any other soft product ( digital download) which offers good commission are for common consumers ( not web developers ).

    Looking forward for suggestions on above.

    Thanks

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