Elegant Themes: Premium WordPress Theme Membership Site

Commissions: 50% recurring revenue share.

Elegant Themes has been around for a long time designing great premium WordPress themes. They offer a rather cheap membership that grants access to all of their themes.

Elegant Themes is the web design company that has managed to create the most popular WordPress theme in the world – and gosh do they have competition, so that is really a mark of honor. This is the Divi theme.

Currently a membership to this site costs $89/year or $249/lifetime. They pay affiliates handsomely 50% recurring revenue share.

Creative Market: Design Marketplace Affiliate Program

Products: Photos, graphics, templates, WordPress themes, fonts, add-ons, 3D.

Commissions: 10% recurring revenue share for a year.

Creative Market is a large marketplace for a lot of web design, photo and other design related items. Not quite as popular as the Envato Market though.

Marketing tools
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They also have a different commission rate. While Envato Market pays 30% revenue share for the first purchase or deposit, Creative Market pays 10% recurring for a full year. I don’t think there should be too much difference in the total commission you earn with either one of these affiliate programs.

However, Creative Market also offers a subsciption based model for customers that want access to hundreds of thousands of assets for a fixed monthly price, with download limits. If you can refer customers to this membership you’ll get rewarded nicely at $5/mo to $20/mo for up to a year from each customer.

Main Markets: Worldwide.

NinjaOutreach: Recurring Marketing Affiliate Program

Commissions: 20% recurring revenue share.

As a NinjaOutreach affiliate you’ll get payed 20% recurring commission every month from your referrals. With monthly membership plans recurring between $52 and $599 this is a pretty high paying affiliate program.

With this software you can access a database of millions of business leads and social media influencers. It is in many ways a SEO tool. It can help you do more efficient outreach regarding like link building, guest posting, influencer marketing, digital PR and content promotion.

This software has a 3 day free trial, credit card required.

WP Engine: Top WordPress Web Host

Products: WordPress web hosting.

Commissions: $200 CPA or more. $50 2-tier commission.

This web host is a premium WordPress hosting provider with high commission rates. Affiliates get $200 CPA or 100% revenue share for the initial month of hosting, whichever is higher. WP Engine prices start at $35/mo and goes up to $290/mo. They also offer custom hosting solutions that can cost more. All plans come with professional WordPress themes, free migrations, 24/7 chat support and more.

You can also earn really nice $50 2-tier commissions for sales generated by your referred affiliates.

You’ll also get to earn one of five different bonuses each month if you can send over 5 sales that month. That is the smallest bonus and it is currently $100. If you can send more sales you can qualify for higher bonuses.

KeyCDN: Popular CDN Network

Commissions: 100% revenue share of the first payment.

KeyCDN is a hugely popular CDN provider. They are the only one with an  affiliate program open to everyone now I believe. Max CDN used to have one but after merging with another CDN called StackPath they don’t advertise an afilliate program anymore but a sales partner program.

KeyCDN offers new customers a 30 day trial – a great selling point! This way new customers can try out for themselves any loading speed benefits for their sites globally with free tools online.

Another nice bonus for this affiliate program is that you get to give all of  your referrals $10 in credit.

Commission is 100% of the first payment of each customer you refer. But unfortunately you cannot payout your earnings, at this point. All earnings are in the form of KeyCDN credits and has to be spent on their products.

Main Markets: Worldwide.

Kinsta: Top WordPress Web Hosting

Products: WordPress web hosting.

Commissions: $50 - $500 CPA + 10% recurring revenue share.

Kinsta offers top of the shelf managed WordPress hosting with white glove website migrations included with most plans. Currently they also offer unlimited free migrations from WP Engine – another top WP host with an affiliate program part of the Share A Sale network.

They host all sites in high performance Google cloud data centers. This not only ensures speed and security, it also enables a wide selection of server locations to choose from.

Each plan has a 30 day money back guarantee and includes a free premium CDN from KeyCDN (which by the way also have an affiliate program).

All plans include 24/7 expert WP support.

High initial commission plus a decent recurring commission rate ensures higher rewards than with most other web hosting affiliate programs.

Main Markets: Worldwide.

SEMRush: High Paying SEO & SEM Software

Commissions: 40% recurring revenue share.

SEMRush is one of the top all-in-one software SaaS products for SEO and SEM. It is the most popular tool of its kind according to Alexa traffic rank. Closely followed by the very similar software Ahrefs. I do not know which one of these 2 SEO tools have the most paying customers.

SEMRush is a very high paying program. 40% recurring revenue share is great. With prices ranging from $99/mo to $399/mo this should be a great way to earn a passive recurring income stream.

Some of the most popular features on the SEMRush software is Google keyword tracking,  SEO audits which analyzes sites for search engine friendlyness and reports errors, search enginge keyword data which displays similar keywords and monthly search volumes and estimated keyword difficulty.

SEMRush also keeps track of backlinks with info about anchor text and if they are dofollow or nofollow,  and also informs about the estimated quality of the page where the link is published.

Marketing tools are lots of different banners in various sizes and languages. Currently the banners are available in English, Spanish, French, German and Russian. The software itself is also translated to all of these languages.

Main Markets: Worldwide.

Ahrefs: Top SEO Software Affiliate

This is affiliate program is not yet live but it is reportedly being activated soon. You can visit their site and enter your email address to be notified when it goes live.

Ahrefs is maybe the top competitor to SEMRush which is a similar software product for SEO with a very high paying recurring revenue scheme for affiliates. They are priced similarly and offer many of the same features including rank tracker, site audit, keyword and site explorer and more. They have an additional feature which looks really useful and that is their alert fucntion. It will notify you of new and lost backlinks, mentions around the web, and keywords rankings.

Ahrefs, however offer a $7 trial membership for 7 days which could be a nice way to generate leads.

I hear professional SEOs and marketing professionals speak equally positively about both SEMRush and Ahrefs. I myself have only used SEMRush so far though as I am very satisfied with that tool.

It will be interesting to see what commission rates they go with for their affiliate program!

Main Markets: Worldwide.

Cloudways: The World’s Best Cloud Hosting Affiliate Program

Top Brands: Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Vultr, Linode, DigitalOcean.

Products: Managed cloud web hosting.

Commissions: $50 - $125 CPA, $30 + 7% revenue share.

Cloudways is a very professional web hosting company with lots of nice features, no wonder why the biggest and best cloud hosting companies lean on Cloudways for offering their services for web hosting clients that are not super tech savvy.

Their hosting plans start at only $10/mo which is great and all of the plans are fully scalable. They even offer a nice 3 day free trial with no credit card required. Easy first step for generating customers out of your traffic.

Commissions starting at $50 CPA and increasing to $75 CPA after sending 6 sales in a given month. There are 2 additional ladders for increased commissions.

You could also opt to go for the hybrid commission structure which is flat at $30 CPA and 7% revenue share. This revenue share is recurring for the full duration of the customer relationship with Cloudways and it does scale up and down if your referred client upgrades or downgrades his or her web server. Considering that there are plans offered at over $1000/mo you could earn a lot with this option if you have the right traffic.

FastComet: Popular Web Host w/ Global Data Centers

Products: Shared, cloud VPS, dedicated server web hosting.

Commissions: $50 - $200 CPA.

This is a great web hosting company with a rather unique pricing structure for their web hosting clients – a super honest one! FastComet does not advertise super discounted initial period hosting for then to increase the price significantly and often surprisingly to their clients. Their prices are continued after the initial period, unless of course they have a slight discount which they sometimes do. However their renewal prices still are clearly visible and will not suprise anyone, and this I believe is very attractive to many web hosting clients that have been burnt before.

Speaking of prices, this host offer really cheap and high value shared web hosting plans and dedicated server hosting. Starting at $2.95/mo for the shared plans which also includes a free domain for life! Their cloud VPS plans are pretty expensive though, but might fit clients that needs a really good line-out from 2 Gbps to 6 Gbps. The dedicated servers have lines between 5 Gbps and 9 Gbps at the moment.

All of their hosting plans are avilable at 8 different data center locations around the world – at the same prices and spec’s. This host accept adult content hosted on all of their servers.

Commissions based on what products you sell. Starting at $50 CPA for shared, $75 CPA for cloud VPS, and $100 for dedicated servers.