A lot of bloggers fail in affiliate marketing because of not using the right tools.
It’s not like you’ve added some affiliate links or banners on your blog and you will start getting sales. It’s not that simple.
You need to be organized to get success in affiliate marketing. As an affiliate marketer, it’s your responsibility to manage affiliate links, make reviews better, use right call to actions, add banners effectively, build an email list and promote various products. But it’s difficult to manage everything at a time.
Luckily there are plenty of affiliate marketing WordPress plugins to manage affiliate operation. These plugins will make affiliate marketing easier.
In this post, I’ll share 10 best Affiliate Marketing WordPress Plugins to help you increase your sales and save your time.
1. Ultimate Blocks
When it comes to increasing affiliates sales, you need to make sure that your blog posts are engaging and optimized for conversions.
Ultimate Blocks is the plugin that can help you do to that. It’s a Gutenberg blocks plugin which has more than 15 custom blocks. All of the blocks are designed for bloggers and affiliate marketers.
Now let’s see some of the blocks that can help you in affiliate marketing as well as in SEO.
If you are a Backlinko fan, you might have noticed interactive filter like this –
You can add such content filter to your blog posts by using Ultimate Blocks.
Review Box (Schema-Enabled)
Another awesome block offered by Ultimate Blocks is ‘Review’ block. This block allows you to add review box like this –
If you write review posts on your blog, this block will definitely help you to get more sales. And the great part is, it’s scheme enabled. That means you can show star ratings in Google search by using this block.
Table of Contents
Ultimate Blocks has an advanced table of contents block. You can add an auto-generated table of contents like this –
Having a table of contents in your blog post will increase your CTRs by showing anchor links in Google SERPs.
Call to Action
As the name suggests, this block lets you add a call to action box like this –
This type of box will surely increase your conversion rates.
Gutenberg has a built-in button block. But it’s very basic. Ultimate Blocks has an advanced button block that lets you add buttons like this –
These look great and invite users to click on the button.
Other than these, Ultimate Blocks has some essential blocks like Image Slider, Progress Bar, Countdown, Click to Tweet, Accordion, and more.
2. WP Table Builder
WP Table Builder is a drag & drop WordPress table plugin. It makes table creation insanely easier in WordPress sites. You don’t need to have any coding skills to create responsive and dynamic tables.
This plugin can increase your affiliate sales dramatically if you can use it wisely.
However, this plugin is also developed by us. We mainly created this plugin to help affiliate marketers to get more sales.
You can use this plugin to add comparison tables, best products list tables, showcase tables, etc. Here’s an example of a table created with the plugin.
If you write “List Posts” on products, services or deals, I’d recommend you to use this plugin. It will increase your conversion rates.
3. WP Coupons and Deals
Coupon code and deal posts convert like crazy if you can rank them. But you need to make sure that users click on your affiliate link before using the coupon code.
I used to use a plugin called DRP Coupon. But the plugin got deleted from WordPress repository.
Later, we decided to create our own coupon plugin and launched ‘WP Coupons and Deals’ plugin. It allows users to add both coupon and deal to WordPress posts/pages. The best thing about the plugin is it’s very easy to use and it’s free.
Here are some examples of coupons/deals built with the plugin.
You can add coupons or deals anywhere by using shortcodes. The plugin comes with “Click to Copy” functionality which will protect your every sale.
4. Thirsty Affiliates
I’ve started using ThirstyAffiliate to hide ugly affiliate links and make them pretty.
But ThirstyAffiliate is not only a link cloaker; it’s a complete affiliate link management plugin. It lets you manage your all affiliate links from a single dashboard and helps you with inserting them into your posts, pages, and comments.
This plugin has some impressive features like 301 redirections, custom prefix, link categorization, NoFollow option, open in new window option, importing & exporting, and many more.
The amazing thing about the plugin is, it offers some PRO Add-ons to help you to earn more with affiliate marketing.
- Autolinker – Automatically turns keywords into affiliate links.
- Stats – Provide click statistics for all of your affiliate links.
- AZON – Imports Amazon affiliate links into ThirstyAffiliates.
- Geolocations – Geo-target visitors with country-specific affiliate links
- Google Click Tracking – Detects affiliate links to add Google Analytics event tracking.
- CSV Importer – Imports your affiliate links from other packages.
5. StarCat Reviews
A review website is a great way of earning affiliate commissions. StarCat reviews plugin can help you to create a review website with WordPress.
It is a great tool for affiliate marketers who want to earn commissions by writing product reviews, especially for the Amazon Associates program.
It comes with features such as,
- Advanced sorting and filtering options for reviews
- Allows users to give rating and reviews
- You can include ratings with multiple criteria
- Include a Pros and Cons section on your review
- Schema integrated to display ratings on Google Search results
- Display a Comparison table for comparing prices, features, ratings, and other aspects of various products
6. Thrive Clever Widget
Relevant Ads convert better than General Ads.
That’s why you always see relevant ads on Google, Facebook or other sites. It is called “Exact Targeting”. The idea is to provide the right message to the right audience.
You can do the same on your blog. Showing web hosting affiliate banner ad on hosting related posts make more sense than showing it on SEO related posts.
Thrive Clever Widgets is the WordPress plugin that allows you to show relevant and targetted affiliate banners on sidebar/footer. For example; I am showing SEMrush affiliate banner on this post because I wrote about SEMrush there.
You can set exactly where you want to show the banner based on Categories, Individual Post and Page, Selected Posts and Pages, Page Templates, Post Types and Archive Pages. You can display the banner wherever you want to show. This plugin will undoubtedly increase your affiliate sales.
7. Q2W3 Fixed Widget
No matter how relevant affiliate banners you add on the sidebar, it’s useless unless people notice it.
Sidebar often gets unnoticed. People come to our blog to read posts, not to see sidebar Ads. They open the post, scroll and read the content. By the time, they are at the bottom of the posts, sidebar widgets are out of their screen. It shows white-space on the sidebar.
Your sidebar remains unnoticed. And you don’t get any benefits from the sidebar.
But you can fix it by making sidebar widgets sticky that floats next to the content as the user scrolls down. See how it works.
Q2W3 Fixed Widget is the WordPress plugin that allows you to make sidebar widget sticky. You can stick multiple widgets at a time. But I prefer making one widget sticky to keep it less annoying.
This plugin will help you to get your affiliate banners noticed. And it works great with Thrive Clever Widgets.
8. Thrive Leads
The Money is in the list.
It is so true when it comes to affiliate marketing. You have to build an email list to get long-term success in affiliate marketing.
Building an email list is not easy. But the right tools can make it easier. I am using GetResponse and Thrive Leads to build my email list.
If you haven’t started building your email list yet, I suggest you get started with GetResponse. It’s the best email marketing tool for bloggers.
If you have already started building your email list, that’s great. To build your mailing list faster, I’d recommend Thrive Leads. It has everything to build your mailing list faster than ever before.
Here are pictures of a few forms that I’ve built with Thrive Leads.
You can make almost every type of Opt-In form by using Thrive Leads. You don’t need to have any designing skills to create a form. Thrive Leads is compatible with all major email marketing services like GetResponse, MailChimp, Aweber, ConvertKit, etc. It’s an all-in-one solution for list building.
9. Total Poll
Adding a poll to your blog post is a great way to engage with your readers.
The surprising thing is, it can also help you to increase your affiliate sales. Let’s see how I do it.
Whenever I write a list post of products/services, I add a poll on the post. It allows users to vote on their favorite product/service, and it helps others to choose the best one.
Adding poll can dramatically increase your conversion rates. But you have to add affiliate links to your poll answer options.
TotalPoll is the plugin that lets you insert links to your poll answers. This easy to use plugin has tons of features to make polls engaging and attractive. It’s responsive and SEO-Friendly too.
VigLink is an affiliate aggregator service which is connected to more than 30,000 affiliate programs.
If you are running a multi-topic blog, VigLink is for you. You don’t have to join a lot of affiliate programs to monetize your blog. VigLink will do it for you.
Once you have started using VigLink on your blog, it will convert your website’s potential keywords into affiliate links. For example, if you mention the word “iPhone” on your blog post, VigLink will turn this keyword into an affiliate link.
Viglink has a WordPress plugin that will automate the process. Just sign up for VigLink and install the plugin.
Over to You
So these are the WordPress plugins that I am using to monetize my blog with affiliate marketing.
If you don’t want to try them all, at least consider trying Ultimate Blocks. I use this tool to make my posts engaging and optimized for SEO.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What are the WordPress plugins are you using to increase your affiliate sale?
Let us know via comment.
Great Post. I am a big fan of Thirsty Affiliates and cannot imagine my affiliate successful without it. This is a great plugin to cloak your affiliate links. It makes your ugly looking affiliate links to a new user-friendly URL. This is definitely a professional way to do affiliate marketing. I will also try out some other tools mentioned here.
can you use table press for the side bar
Yes, you can use it on sidebar.
Hey Istiak, great article. I am looking forward to use ThirstyAffiliate plugin for my site. Hope to get some help from you once I use it. Keep up the good work!!
Nice post about wordpress plugins. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.
Glad you found this post valuable.
I am already starting using WP rich snippets. I’m currently testing out the free version of this plugin and I like it.
As for contact form, I found WPForms Lite to be easier than contact form 7:
That’s great. I’ll be switching to WPForms soon. It seems a great plugin.
Thanks for this post! You have neatly pointed out some important points for getting success with affiliate programs. A truly great guide.
Glad you found it useful.
Thanks for your exhaustive list of WordPress plugins for affiliate marketing.
However, I am hesitating to ask you a question which is off the topic and not keeping myself off from this. Hope you will answer my question.
Putting the best efforts from all the tips given by Harsh on Shoutmeloud.com, from your website Roadtoblogging.com, How much time it will take for a new blog such as mine internetofgist.com to display on google’s first search page? (in other words, what should be the minimum domain age to rank better in SEO?)
Thanks in advance,
It depends on your blog niche. If you start a blog with a less competitive niche, it will not take much time to rank high in Google. As you are in internet marketing niche which is very saturated, it will take much time to rank. The older your site gets, the more rank you will get.
Let me know if you need any other bits of help. You can contact me via contact page.
Hello brother Istiak,
Amazing tools you have collected here on RTB. I think “Pretty link lite” plugin should be included in your list. One thing more thing. Can you tell me – Is there any free/premium plugin which is supported to post the article in Facebook multi-group at a time?
Actually, I am using Thirsty Affiliate instead of Pretty Link. And I personally prefer Thirsty Affiliate.
You can try any of these plugins for Facebook posting.
1. NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster
2. Social Auto Poster – WordPress Plugin
It seems the tools you’ve provided are really very helpful. I was finding that kind of tools from couple of days. Thanks for the response…
Thanks istiak for the list, I’m a little bit confused about VigLink. For example, a company who pays $10 per sale and the same sale we have done with VigLink so we got the same $10 or there is any other policy of VigLink?
Not sure, bro. But as per as I know VigLink takes 25% of the sale and give 75% to the publisher.
I’m using a couple of these plugins and some alternative plugins to do the same task.
I’m hearing a lot about Thirsty Affiliate and it must be the great one. I’m using PrettyLinkPro and WP Auto Affiliate Links for that purpose.
What I liked about PrettyLinkPro is the ability to choose any kind of url structure you wish for your affiliate links. Though it does not integrate with Amazon and pull links from there, there are other plugin for that task. And I’m not doing amazon promotion yet.
VigLink! Sounds great. Have joined the site and I saw some traffic to this site though there’s no conversion yet. Let me see how well it will go in coming days.
For Rich Snippet, I used WP Product Review plugin. It’s great and I’m really liking it. However, I’m not seeing Google displaying my rich snippet in its results. Don’t know if I did not configured it properly or Google takes time to display rich snippet data in it’s result.
Thanks for the useful post. Needs to review it again. So bookmarked it in my Facebook page bivori.com/facebook
Thirsty Affiliate is the best one. The amazing thing about the plugin is, it has some great Add-ons that save me from installing other plugins. If I need more functionality, All I have to do is installing add-ons, NOT other plugins. For example, you are using two different plugins to manage your affiliate links. But it could be done by using Thirsty Affiliate only. So if possible, migrate to Thirsty Affiliate. It would be tough to migrate later when you have a lot of affiliate links.
Talking about Rich Snippet, Google decides when to show the rich snippet and when not to. It has nothing to do with the plugin.
However, thanks for sharing your valuable comment.
Thank you Istiak for your response. You are tempting me more about ThirstyAffiliate :D
I’m using PrettyLinkPro for auto linking, link cloaking and url shortning. Also I use WP Product review for star rating, review box and top or related review products. The later one has feature to integrate with Amazon and I hope it will work when I need it.
And, thanks about information on rich snippet.
I quite agree with this list. These are awesome plugins. I was using gocodes but now will be using thirstyaffiliates now to mask the ugly affiliate tracking codes.
That’s great! Read this post by Harsh Agrawal: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-migrate-affiliate-links-to-thirstytaffiliates.html
Nice sharing, Some of these plugins I am using now. Hope will use rest of them as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance.
Have a great weekend :)
Start using the rest of the plugins and become a Smart Affiliate Marketer :)