Web design is something that most people and companies that wants a website, blog or online store needs. It can be custom and unique designs or theme/template designs. These programs are besides web hosting programs maybe particularly attractive for making money online and webmaster sites of different sorts.
Adobe: Top Design Software Suite & Stock Photos, Videos, 3D Assets
Digital design software. Stock photos, videos, 3D assets, templates.
85% revenue share for the first month for their software suite, $72 CPA for stock photos.
Adobe is a world known brand for their top design software suite with apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. If you have not yet heard of these apps you just need to know that they are the industry standard when it comes to web and digital design.
Their software suite is a SaaS product, meaning that they require subscriptions instead of one-time payments. I would like to see them offer a recurring commission payout for this product.
Their stock photo site features of course photos, but also videos, 3D assets and templates for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro. This makes this stock site rather unique and very useful to active customers of their software suite products. It also integrates with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC.
Creative Market: Design Marketplace Affiliate Program
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.
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.
Dreamstime is one the most popular stock marketplace sites online. They offer tons of content at reasonable prices. Their content categories are stock and editorial photos, illustrations, videos, audio. Total number of content creatives are 89 million. Dreamstime also has a large selection of free 189.000 public domain and CC0 photos and also a lot of illustrations.
You can deep link to lots of pages and also search result pages for specific image searches. You can also place a search box on your website. They also have an API for more customized advertising methods.
They have a nice commission rate of 10% recurring revenue share for all the sales or purchases made by your referrals for 3 years. That goes for as long as they register within the 30 day cookie duration from the time of their affiliate link click.
My Template Storage: Template Monster Affiliate
WordPress themes, Drupal themes, Joomla templates. Templates & themes for eCommerce platforms. Also, a lot of other web design related products.
Big on WordPress themes and other web themes and templates. Been around for a long time now. I once a few years created a white label web design theme shop with these guys which was very easy to set up. The site has a brand new design now so it is much more pleasant to use, and conversions are probably higher now. They still have the white label store feature, they now call it ready-made store. You can find it by joining the affiliate program, and then go to “your account” > “presets”. You can check out this demo site to get an idea for how it will look.
They’ve got a nice active blog with tips on how to promote their products.
The affiliate commission is dependent on how many sales you can send each month. Starting at 30% it is already a pretty high paying program. For the first bump to 35% you need to send more then 19 sales.
Elegant Themes: Premium WordPress Theme Membership Site
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.
30% revenue share for first sale or first deposit.
Almost like an affiliate network for web design and other creative work. The Envato Market consists of several marketplaces where people can sell and buy web templates, themes, scripts, video clips, audio clips and much more. These are the go-to sites for many webmasters and web designers to get the best creative work to use for their work.
Theme Forest which I believe is their largest and most well known site has listed 28,009 website templates and themes. In total on the Envato Market there are over 9 million creative works. This includes over 590.000 photos and 83.000 video clips.
You can link directly to any page and product within these marketplaces and be rewarded decently for sending new customers.
Many blogs and other websites online use affiliate programs like this for insipiration to create new content. And also monetizing the content at the same time. Examples of what i mean could be blog posts with titles like “Top 10 fashion blog WordPress themes” with nice screenshots of each theme and deep links to where visitors can learn more about and buy the themes.
InkThemes has pretty popular marketplace website. They list over 2.300 WordPress themes, close to 300 plugins, as well as close to 300 PHP scripts for sale on their website.
They’ve also got some graphics, like infographic and flyer designs element packs.
All products pay 30% revenue share.
Loclweb: Recurring Web Design Affiliate Program
20% recurring revenue share.
Loclweb aims to be the service provider for cash strapped local businesses that need websites. I don’t know if it really has to be local or if that is more of a branding thing for them.
All of their three web design packages cost $49/mo but the setup fee differs between $399 and $899. This includes web hosting, a free domain name, and more. They do also offer logo design and SEO services.
As a way to increase customer satisfaction and conversion rates, they offer a 60-day no questions asked money back guarantee.
The affiliate program pays a neat 20% share of both the setup fee and the recurring monthly fee. This means you can earn from $197 to $297 for each web design customer you send them, that stays a customer for 1 year.
My Theme Shop: 70% on WordPress Themes & Plugins Affiliate Program
My Theme Shop is a well established WordPress theme shop for single themes and membership site for full access to all ~100 premium themes and ~20 premium plugins. The site has Some plugins and themes are available for free.
70% of sales makes this a really high paying affiliate program compared with other web design affiliate programs. Memberships are currently priced at $87 and single licenses from $27 to $47. This makes the current PPS rates $18.9 – $60.9!
SEO Reseller: White Label SEO Solution
SEO suite, web design services, PPC services, social media marketing, link building services, logo & branding.
You set your prices. 6% 2-tier commission, 1% 3-tier commission.
Great for integrating SEO services with your business and giving your clients a fully branded SEO dashboard.This white label solution is currently only available for agencies.
Some of the tools included with SEO Reseller is: White label website audit, keyword research, on-page optimization, content creation, organic link acquisition and of course keyword rank tracking.
The software suite integrates with Google Analytics for traffic data and also with Google Ads.
It also features tools like marketing automation and customer CRM. Just discovered that they also offer white label WordPress web design services, on demand webdevelopment hours for WordPress sites, PPC landing page optimization, and more. There’s really so much to this affiliate program that it should be a suitable partner for a lot of internet service related businesses.