Affiliate marketing seems to be ruling the world. People all over are advertising and promoting a product or service on their blog or website. It works in a manner that whenever a site visitor clicks and buys actively buys the product or service, it fetches the site admin a standard revenue or commission. Affiliate Marketing is a simple business because affiliate marketers simply endorse a product/service and term it as a wonderful one. Some of the giants in this field are Amazon and eBay along with Rakuten Linkshare, CJ by Conversant, Avangate, and ClickBank among others. Let’s discuss some WordPress Affiliate Plugins that can help you monetize the monetary endorsements you wish to take up.
AffiliateWP plugin offers complete integration with all major WordPress eCommerce and membership plugins. Users can manage their affiliates by seeing their top earning affiliates, viewing all affiliate reports, and moderating affiliate registrations. The plugin enables the affiliates to see how much they have earned, how much is awaiting payment, and even how their referral URLs have done over time. Users can also view graphs of referrals over time, easily seeing your site’s affiliate marketing performance.
Thirsty affiliates plugin is a well-maintained affiliates plugin which is free to download & use. Users only need to pay for add-ons or bundles. With over 10,000 active installs, this is no doubt one of the best affiliate plugins around.
Its features include:
Image assignment lets the user insert a preassigned linked image or banner as opposed to linking to text.
Hierarchical link categorization to easily segment links
Handy affiliate link picker tool (with full instant search capabilities) makes it easy to insert affiliate links in posts, pages, and comments!
Handy quick add tool lets you easily create new affiliate links without even leaving the post edit screen
This affiliate plugin gives you the freedom of running your own affiliate program, instead of subscribing to one. This is a complete package as it handles everything right from recruitment to payouts. Users can themselves create an affiliate account, or have each person complete a registration form on their website by providing a username and password, and pay their affiliates a standard commission. This plugin offers seamless integration with WooCommerce , PayPal, Simple Shopping Cart, WP eCommerce, JigoShop, Easy Digital Downloads, iThemes Exchange, WP eStore, Sell Digital Downloads, Paid Membership Pro and S2 member.
Other features include:
Creation and curation of list of media and links for affiliates to share around the web
In-depth tracking of impressions of affiliate links
If you simply aim to track, cloak, and categorize your affiliate link accounts, Easy Affiliate Links is the right affiliate plugin for you. Easy Affiliate Links helps you manage all the affiliate links on your website. You can assign the nofollow attribution to your affiliate links, which signals website crawlers to ignore your affiliate link, which helps maintain the integrity of your website. Users can create shortlinks to cloak their affiliate links and easily access all their links in the visual and html editor. Also, they can track monthly and lifetime clicks apart from importing affiliate links from XML and exporting their links to XML. The plugin is under active development, so here are some features that can be expected in the near future.
This affiliate plugin quickly adds Amazon products links to your WordPress posts and pages with simple text links, thumbnail images, full-size images, complex templates or complete Amazon flash widgets. The author needs to statically enter the content of the product links when the link is created. Users can generate product links using shortcode, create channels of affiliate tracking IDs and link localization based on site visitor’s nationality.
Other features include:
Search Tool to assist authors to create links in posts and pages
Amazon Product Details Cache to ensure that pages load quickly
Optional multinational popup to allow the reader to choose which Amazon site to visit
Global options to update the behavior of all the links on your site
Ability to locally override the global options using the shortcode content
Includes built in templates for the major Amazon widgets Facility to extend and modify the functionality of the plugin using WordPress filters.
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