If there's one thing I really, really hate it's affiliate programs. We don't have one, we don't have affiliate links in our blog posts, and we would appreciate it if you stopped asking us to.
This week we’re excited to announce that the WPMU DEV Affiliate program is now open to everyone, even if you don’t currently have a WPMU DEV subscription.
Because we offer a generous 33% of all sales, our affiliate program has been very popular with our members so far. Successful affiliates are earning hundreds of dollars per month. As an affiliate you stand to make between $26.07 and $138.27 per new signup at WPMU DEV.
If you’re a WordPress enthusiast who wants to outsource your traffic generation and conversions, you need an army of motivated affiliates working on your behalf. This is how most of the big earners in the online world connect with new customers and earn those ridiculous profits which the rest of us secretly hate them for.
Affiliate marketing sounds so simple. Just find a program, sign up, grab a link, and make money. But as with child rearing, telling a joke, and golf, it seems that it should be a lot easier than it really is. Finding trustworthy programs and keeping your links live can be difficult and detract from what you should be doing: attracting users with awesome content. Here is a roundup of some affiliate plugins for your WordPress website that will make the process easier and bring in the cash.
There are really two irritants (well, there are many, but these are the ones I am looking at today) for the website owner who is linking to something from their site. If you are offering a paid download, it can be easy for others to use your link to gain access to your downloadable products. If you are part of an affiliate marketing program, it is easy for people to be scared off by an intimidating and unusual looking affiliate link. Either way, you are out of a sale through no fault of your own. The best way to avoid those outcomes is to cloak your links so that their real paths are harder to guess and less intimidating. There are two great plugins below that can help you to do just that and then some.
Of the many ways to make money off your blog or website, there are few that can match or surpass affiliate marketing. When done right, you can focus on creating quality content and directing your users to websites and products that you like and believe in.
The Embed Code Generator for WordPress is a new plugin that easily and automatically adds embed codes to your site for any images or photos contained on your posts or pages. This is a great tool for advertisers, affiliate marketers, or anyone who wants to provide a logo or button to be used on the websites of other people.
What Can Geolocation Do For You?
With the introduction of this and other similar user-friendly geolocation plugins (great explanation of what it does here), the challenge of discovering where your visitors/users/customers are coming from and directing them to content that meets their needs has largely been met. A host of new plugins are now working on trying to extend the functions and uses of geolocation for your WordPress website.
When you first started your WordPress blog, you were probably dreaming of creating a passive income online. What could be better than building a business that makes money even while you’re on vacation, spending time with your family, or while you’re sleeping?
Yet, as it turns out, building a membership site is no easy task. First, you need traffic. Then you need dependable technology. Then you have to convert your visitors into paying members.
It’s only natural that the world’s biggest online store has the world’s biggest affiliate program. And if you’re not trying to cash in on it, well now’s a good time to start as any!
Here to help you get started are 5 free plugins for Amazon associates.
Provides options to insert Amazon product links in your site’s Pages, Posts and Widgets and Templates. The plugin adds a helper tool to the Post and Page administrative pages of your WordPress site that can be used to generate shortcodes easily and quickly.