Have a WordPress blog ? Looking to make money from Affiliate Marketing ?
Good that you are searching for WordPress plugins, there are lot of affiliate plugins available in the market. If you use the right plugin, you can utilize the best of your blog traffic. As most of the WordPress plugins are free, at many cases they are out-dated and may not work to your expectations. However, when you digg around the WordPress plugin directory you can easily find out great plugins that are in working state. The feature set varies from plugin-to-plugin and based its sole purpose.
I don’t see a blogging life without WordPress plugins, either it is for SEO or monetizing the blog, without plugins nothing is possible. Indeed, WordPress plugins are made to do all our job simple without hassles. When you monetize your blog with the right plugin, you can make a lot of money from your existing traffic.
The following are the 5 best affiliate marketing WordPress plugins (i don’t want to list 20 or 30 plugins to confuse you) that I see like, you must own a copy. I have also used few of these plugins in my own blogs, the results are great and as expected.
Lets get into the plugin list…
AffiLinker Affiliate WordPress Plugin.
One of the my favorite affiliate plugin is AffiLinker, I developed myself for my own purpose. Now it is available in the market as a premium WordPress plugin.
- The idea of AffiLinker is to effectively monetize any WordPress blog, by converting the given keywords into colorful profitable Affiliate Links.
- It has lot of options to take control on the affiliate link placement and also, you can show collection of Affiliate Links as a Tag Cloud in your blogs sidebar or footer.
- You can also track each and every click on your Affiliate Links, find out the best performing keywords, best performing blog posts and you can fine tune your links, keywords, content better-than-before.
The aim of AffiLinker is to make your visitors Love-to-Click every affiliate link. You can download the free version here.
GoCodes WordPress Plugin.
Even I own AffiLinker, I have the copy of GoCodes installed in all my blogs. This is one of the simplest plugin that helps to mask your Affiliate Link so that your visitor gets the Trust-to-click on your Affiliate link. All you have to give your Affiliate Link and custom URL words, it turns your affiliate link to a professional link.
- Affiliate Link: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eReader-eBook-Reader-e-Reader-Special-Offers/dp/B0051QVESA/ref=amb_link_360374102_5/178-7097999-1935728?ie=UTF8&nav_sdd=aps&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=19ZHJYDP91MPG9K0RTWP&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1353001502&pf_rd_i=507846
- GoCode Link: http://www.yoursite.com/go/kindle-Reader
Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer.
If you are an Amazon Affiliate then you must have this Link Localizer plugin. I am using this plugin in my tech blog where I used to publish gadget reviews.
The advantage of Link Localizer:
- You can easily search and embed Amazon Affiliate Links into blog posts, pages directly from your WordPress dashboard, you don’t need to login into Amazon to fetch your Affiliate Link.
- It generates dynamic affiliate links according to the visitors geographical location, for example: if the visitor is from US, it adds Amazon.com Affiliate Links and if the user is from UK, it adds Amazon.co.uk Affiliate Links.
- Apart from embedding links, you can also add Amazon widgets into your blog posts, pages.
Must have WordPress plugin, if you are an Amazon affiliate – looks the plugin is not longer active (however, I have a copy still working on my blog).
WordPress Clickbank Integration Plugin.
If want to integrate Clickbank Buy Now buttons into your blog post then you can use this plugin. It has no complex configurations and for the selected Clickbank product, it shows the buy now button in your posts, pages using short codes. This triggers the visitors to directly click the buy now button especially, when they are interested about the product you mention in your blog posts.
For those who don’t know about Clickbank HopAd Builder, you can also integrate Clickbank Ads (same like Google Adsense) directly from Clickbank site (all you have to customize the Ad/widget and place the script in your blog wherever required). You will be paid commission for every sale.
I have never used this plugin.
Auto Affiliate Link.
Yet another plugin to quickly convert keywords into Affiliate Links without much hard work. This plugin simply replaces the occurrence of a keywords into an Affiliate Link on all blog posts, pages. There are not very much options available in this plugin to control the link placement, it looks very lite. However, if you can give a try.
These are the 5 best WordPress plugins that helps to do affiliate marketing from your WordPress blog.
Based on your own requirement, you can use any WordPress plugin. I personally use AffiLinker, Link Localizer, GoCodes in my blogs which reduced lot of work for me and the results are also great.