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.
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 –
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.