How to Create Quick WordPress Affiliate Program for Your WordPress?
Most of us have probably think of monetizing our WordPress blog – either straight away after we have set up the blog or in future after we have created enough blog posts and generate huge followers and traffic for our WordPress blogs.
Google Adsense and getting commission from affiliate program – is it worthwhile?
Most of the time, for beginners especially, publishing advertisements from 3rd parties such as Google Adsense and earn incomes from amount of clicks that those advertisements get will be the number choice. After Adsense, the trend leans towards affiliate program which we part of 3rd parties’ affiliate program which we will commission for the referred sales.
However, if you do realise, the above two way of monetizing our WordPress blogs has the common weak factor – it is through 3rd parties. Due to this fact, we will only get income which most of the time not in proportion with our huge efforts – if we have our own product with the same amount of efforts that we have put in, we will definitely get more incomes.
Your product with your own affiliate program!
In overcoming this problem, it is definitely logical to create our own products under our WordPress blog. The best thing is it will not only to boost our incomes through blogging, it will also increase your exposure and influence in your niche.
For example, Darren Rowse, the author of Problogger alongside the time he spent in creating more contents for bloggers, he has also created 2 books at the moment – a physical book and an e-book. Think for a while – if Darren Rowse, a person with great skills even created products for his WordPress blog, why don’t us?
Products with lack of marketing are the same with WordPress bloggers with no products. Without proper and enough marketing, the time that you have spent will we be a waste. In this case, the above two ways of blog monetizing are of course, at the better side.
One of the good ways to create buzz for your products is to create your very own affiliate program within your WordPress blog. Through this, rather getting commission, you are the one who will give the commission to those who successfully sell your products.
There probably some people that argue that it is the same – creating a product and help to sell others’ product through affiliate program as those who create products for their WordPress blog have to spend extra bucks to give out the commission plus have to put in a lot of effort for the products.
There are 3 simple words to counter back this argument – buzz, publicity and popularity.
E-junkie or other providers?
For those who are familiar with affiliate program, must heard about e-junkie – a popular affiliate program which most of bloggers (especially theme developers) are using to help them to provide system for affiliate program.
In my opinion, e-junkie with no doubt is really good affiliate program provider. However, for those who have limited funds to be invested into the system, it will not suit them as it will cost considerable amount of money as the minimal cost is at the rate of $5/month.
This is another cheaper solution. There is a WordPress plugin called ‘WordPress Affiliate Platform’ which provides a simple system for affiliate recruitment, management and tracking that can be used on any WordPress blog.
This plugin lets you run your own affiliate campaign and allows you to reward your affiliates for referred sales. The admin can upload and configure banners including its links which the affiliates can use on their site to drive traffic to your site and product. As what you expected for affiliate program system to have, it will track the clicks, leads and sales generated by your affiliates which help your affiliate to know their performance.
Some of the ‘WordPress Affiliate Platform‘ features that you must-know:
Take a look to its demo site to know further about this plugin’s design and functions.
For me, this plugin is a good choice to market our products as it is cheaper than other affiliate program system’s provider and it will a boost for our WordPress blog branding as the program is within our WordPress blog and will show us as highly skilled WordPress bloggers.
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Feel free to share your opinion about the importance of creating our own products and affiliate program for our WordPress blog. Plus, I really eager to know more about your experience if you have tried this plugin before or still use it at the moment.