Are you an affiliate marketer? Well, we’re not, but Affiliate software such as AffiliateWP has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years, so for those of you looking to maximise your affiliate income, you can now find the AffiliateWP suite of plugins in the WPDepository plugin downloads library.
AffiliateWP is one of the best and certainly one of the most popular affiliate solutions on the market. There are others, of course, such as Affiliate Royale and Affiliate Pro.
In terms of how to get started with affiliate marketing, you have two basic options; off-site and on-site solutions. If you are happy to use 3rd party services to run your affiliate campaigns for you, you might consider Shareasale, Clickbank, Impactradius, or perhaps E-Junkie, but these services can be costly and you are always relying on someone else. Given that there are now several WordPress plugins which allow you to run everything in-house, we thought it was about time we offered our members at least one such solution.
AffiliateWP offers complete integration with with Easy Digital Downloads, WooCommerce, iThemes Exchange, and other popular WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins. The core plugin and its many addons allow you to manage your affiliate network closely, see your top earning affiliates and view affiliate reports. The Affiliates Dashboard allows affiliates to see exactly how much they have earned to date, what payments are pending, and even how their referral URLs have done. Real-Time Reporting gives you graphs of referrals over time, allowing you to monitor your site’s marketing performance and affiliate tracking allows you to track referrals reliably.
In addition to the selection of Pro addons we have made available, there are also many other free 3rd party addons available from the WordPress.org plugin Repository.
How to get AffiliateWP?
As always, it depends on your confidence and skill level. When you buy a premium plugin such as AffiliateWP, the vendor or author usually gives you a period of free support, which includes help setting it up, and if you need help setting a plugin up, the best solution is to buy from the author.
If you’re confident of being able to set up and run AffiliateWP without needing help (or don’t mind Googling for answers to your questions) and don’t mind manually updating your plugins a couple of times a year, downloading it from WPDepository makes sense! Don’t forget that subscribers to WPDepository you are able to download any over 1200 themes and plugins, not just AffiliateWP!