40+ WordPress Affiliate Marketing Programs To Make Passive Income With WordPress Hosting, Themes, Plugins, SEO, Services

If you’re in the WordPress industry and want to make money with affiliate marketing, I have the perfect list for you.

I rely on these WordPress affiliate programs to make $10,000+/month endorsing WordPress hosting, themes, SEO plugins, CDNs, and other programs. My blog is mostly about WordPress speed, hosting, and SEO, but I’m sure you’ll find other affiliate programs you didn’t know about.

You can sign up for many of these through shareasale.com which is used to find, track, and payout commissions from tons of merchants. But that is just one place. Browse the list and I assure you will find a new affiliate program you will be excited to make more passive income from. And don’t forget to leave me a comment if you have questions – or new programs to add!

Bonus Tip: one thing I recommend doing is joining Facebook Groups and collecting social proof about the affiliates you’re promoting. There are tons of polls on the best hosting, cache plugins, CDNs, etc. Taking screenshots of them can increase your sales.

Affiliate ProgramCategoryCommissionRecurring2 Tier
A2 HostingHosting$55 - $125

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All In One SEO ProSEO20%

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AstraThemes30%

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Asset CleanUp ProPlugins20%

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AWeberEmail30%

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Beaver BuilderThemes25%

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BluehostHosting$65+

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BunnyCDNCDN$20 credit

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CloudwaysHosting$50 - $150+

Convert ProPlugins50%

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Constant ContactEmail$105

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DiviThemes50%

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ElementorThemes50%

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GeneratePressThemes30%

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GoDaddyHosting15%

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GreenGeeksHosting$50 - $100+

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GridPaneHosting1 free month

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KadenceTheme20%

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Hello You DesignsThemes20%

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HostingerHosting60%

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HostGatorHosting$65 - $125+

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JohnnyVPSHosting2x monthly price

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KeyCDNCDN100% of 1st payment

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KinstaHosting$50 - $500

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LearnDashPlugins35%

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Long Tail ProSEO30%

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MailChimpEmail$30 credit

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NameCheapHosting35%

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NameHeroHosting$50 - $125+

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Ninja TablesPlugins20%

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NitroPackPlugins20%

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OceanWPTheme30%

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OptiMonsterPlugins20%

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PerfmattersPlugins20%

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Pretty LinksAffiliate25%

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Rank MathSEO30%

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Refer WordPressOther20%

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Restored 316 DesignsThemes20%

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Scala HostingHosting$50 - $200

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Schema ProSEO30%

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SEMrushAnalytics$200

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ShortPixelPlugins30%

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ServerPilotControl Panel$25

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SEOPressSEO20%

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SiteGroundHosting$50 - $100+

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SpinupWPControl Panel$25 credit

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StackPathCDN$20+

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StudioPressThemes35%

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ThemeForestThemes30% of 1st payment

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ThemeisleThemes55%

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Thirsty AffiliatesAffiliate30%

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TubeBuddyOther30% - 50%

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UpCloudHosting$50 credit

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WhitesparkSEO20%

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WP CouponsAffiliate40%

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WP EngineHosting$200

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WP JohnnyOther25%

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WPXHosting$70 - $100+

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WP RocketPlugins20%

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A2 Hosting – LiteSpeed hosting for affordable price with cPanel and a free migration. Great alternative to SiteGround, up to $125/sale, and a two-tier program where you make $5 for each sub-referral (i.eI refer you to their affiliate program, you make a sale, then I get $5 for that sale).

All In One SEO Pro – most people use Rank Math, SEOPress, or Yoast, so maybe not a good one.

Astra – very popular WordPress themes that are 1-click import using the Astra Starter Templates plugin. Clean themes for nearly every industry with commissions paid via PayPal.

Asset CleanUp Prounloads unused JavaScript and CSS to help with speed optimization and core web vitals. I blog a lot about speed and refer people to this because it unloads custom CSS. To join their affiliate program, you have to sign up for ShareASale and search for Asset CleanUp.

AWeber – email marketing software with 30% recurring commissions for lifetime of accounts.

Beaver Builder – 25% on all annual sales + renewals and 20% on their Ultimate Addons plugin.

Bluehost – $65 per sale, but you can make much more as you increase sales (most hosting affiliates go up to $150 sale and are willing to work with you on an individual basis, so I assume Bluehost is no different). Good if you’re referring newbies to cheap hosting, but I don’t promote them because most of my readers know they’re not good (cheap shared hosting = slow website).

BunnyCDN – popular CDN I use myself and is highly recommended in Facebook Groups. Usually has better performance than Cloudflare, but affiliates only get $20 in credits per sale. Regardless if you join their affiliate program, I would test out their CDN if you’re on Cloudflare.

Cloudways – my #1 affiliate by far. I started promoting them after SiteGround went downhill. They offer cloud hosting from DigitalOcean and Vultr High Frequency (the hosting plan I use) and you can see my GTmetrix report. I use Facebook polls, migration results, and social proof to promote them which you can see in my Cloudways review. Recurring and two-tier commissions. Successful affiliates are also able to get coupon codes to share with readers, mine is OMM25 which I mention throughout my blog and YouTube videos so people don’t have to click any link.

Convert Pro – email opt-in and lead generation plugin from Brainstorm Force (the same developers as Astra). 50% commissions, but I would never use this because they’re annoying.

Constant Contact – $5 for every customer who signs up for a free trial + $105 for each new customer who becomes a paying customer. A very generous email software affiliate program.

Divi – 50% commissions, which means the lifetime access plan would earn you $125 in commissions (not bad at all). However, Divi adds extra CSS, JavaScript, and fonts to your site which slows it down. So I only recommend promoting the Divi theme to less tech-savvy people.

Elementor – Elementor is easy to work with using Astra and page/block templates. You’ll usually make $25 – $100/sale on cheaper plans. However, I like to point out to readers that Elementor isn’t great because it also adds CSS, JavaScript, and fonts to your site. So I like to recommend lightweight alternatives like GeneratePress, Kadence, Gutenberg, and StudioPress.

GeneratePress – lightweight alternative to Elementor and Divi with tons of Starter Sites and still easy to work with, but doesn’t add unneeded CSS and JavaScript which hurts speed scores.

GoDaddy – 15% commissions, but we all know GoDaddy sucks and I wouldn’t refer your audience to them unless it’s just for a domain name. 15% isn’t even a good commission rate.

GreenGeeks – seems to be a popular alternative to SiteGround but I would lean towards referring people to Cloudways, A2, or NameHero which either use cloud or LiteSpeed hosting.

GridPane – owned by Patrick Gallagher who is popular in the WordPress Hosting Facebook Group. Plans are very expensive (starting at $200/month) but GridPane is good if you’re marketing to high traffic sites or enterprise customers who want faster performance + support.

Hostinger – I really didn’t want to mention Hostinger because they’re the most unethical company. They write fake reviews, vote for themselves in Facebook polls, and even copied my website then changed all hosting recommendations to Hostinger. Please don’t promote them.

Kadence – lightweight theme promoted a lot by Adam from WPCrafter with lots of Starter Templates. Pro versions range from $59 – $199 which means you make around $12 – $40/sale.

Hello You Designs – third-party themes built in the Genesis Framework mostly marketed towards women. Clean designs, many of which are also WooCommerce ready. I used to include their themes in my lists of “best _ themes.”. If you take a look at their themes, they’re quite nice.

HostGator – $65 – $125 per sale but a horrible choice for hosting. But, many YouTubers like Tyler Moore promote HostGator in their “how to make a website videos” because HostGator lets you use coupon codes. So if someone uses your coupon code (which also saves them money), you get credit for the sale without them having to click your affiliate link. Otherwise, I wouldn’t promote them and have even had readers say conversions with HostGator are awful.

JohnnyVPS – WP Johnny’s (relatively new) hosting company which offers WordPress VPS hosting plans on LiteSpeed for $25 – $75/month. This is separate from his personal website.

KeyCDN – decent CDN that actually pays out cash, but only 100% of the first payment.

Kinsta – high quality WordPress hosting with both one-time and recurring commissions. There’s also a good amount of social proof about Kinsta, migration results, etc. I’ve had better luck promoting Cloudways (and Kinsta is expensive), but Kinsta is good if your readers are rich.

LearnDash – WordPress LMS plugin to build online course websites with 35% commissions.

Long Tail Pro – long-tail keyword research tool, but it’s ridiculously expensive starting at $297/year. Good luck getting anyone to buy it. I still find keywords with good old Autocomplete.

MailChimp – $30 in credits per sale would be nice for me (here’s my affiliate link), since I use MailChimp and that’s about my monthly bill. But if you’re not using MailChimp, it’s pointless.

NameCheap – 35% on hosting, 20% on domains. Not very lucrative since most hosts offer free domains, except for hosts like Cloudways since they don’t offer domains. But then again, most people using them would already have one. Cheaper than GoDaddy with free domain privacy.

NameHero – I recently started promoting NameHero and have been impressed. They use LiteSpeed servers, cPanel, are cheap, and have excellent support. Ever though they’re a smaller company, I highly recommend them since they’re comparable to A2 but better in my opinion. LiteSpeed server + LiteSpeed Cache + QUIC.cloud CDN is a great combo to make your site fast.

Ninja Tables – this is the premium plugin I used to create the table shown in this post. Very lightweight, yet still has tons of settings for design, filters, etc. I’ve been using it a lot recently.

NitroPack – wanted to promote them, but cheats PageSpeed scores by moving things off the main-thread. And if you use Chrome Dev Tools, you can see these things are actually they’re, but NitroPack is just serving it in a way that makes scores look good. Doesn’t actually improve load time as much as other cache plugins and is blackhat. Also expensive (not recommended).

OceanWP – popular theme and commissions range from $10 – $32 depending on the plan.

Optimonster – email and lead generation with a highly rated plugin and 20% commissions.

Perfmatters – asset unloading plugin to remove unused CSS and JavaScript to improve PageSpeed scores. Similar to Asset CleanUp but the UI/UX is cleaner and easier to work with.

Pretty Links – affiliate link management plugin which cloaks and tracks affiliate links. Main benefit of the pre version is that it lets you automatically add affiliate links to certain keywords.

Rank Math – I love this SEO plugin. The more I learn about Rank Math Pro and it’s schema options, the more optimizations I realize I’m missing out on. Rank Math’s affiliate program is somewhat new but definitely worth joining and looking into, especially if your readers are still using Yoast. Their video, FAQ, HowTo, and software application review schema are incredible.

Refer WordPress – 20% commissions for wordpress.com, JetPack, and WooCommerce.

Restored 316 Designs – 20% commissions and 60 day referral period on Genesis themes.

Scala Hosting – managed cloud VPS hosting provider offering DigitalOcean, AWS, as well as cloud hosting from Scala’s own data centers. One of the highest commissions in the industry.

Schema Pro – top rated schema plugin and is highly recommended in Facebook Groups with 30% commissions, so a lifetime license would earn you $75. Schema Pro, Rank Math Pro, SEOPress, or adding schema manually are really the only ways to go when it comes to adding schema. Same developers as Astra (Brainstorm Force) which supports all major schema types.

SEMrush – $200/subscription sale and $10 per free trial. Anil from Blogger’s Passion does a great job in promoting SEMrush and makes a lot of money with them. One of the top rated keyword research tools (over Ahrefs) with data on backlinks, authority, referring domains, etc.

ServerPilot – control panel where you can manage your cloud hosting server like DigitalOcean.

ShortPixel – popular image optimization plugin that earns you 30% recurring on all new sales.

SEOPress – popular SEO plugin for Oxygen Builder. The Pro version is great for adding schema.

SiteGround – this is a big NO from me. I don’t recommend promoting SiteGround anymore (see my review). Their TTFB is slow and they have become unethical by banning accounts, reducing support, and forcing people to upgrade. Worst of all, their TOS (section. #9) basically claims that if you write something bad about them as an affiliate, they can demand you remove all mentions of the SiteGround trademark from your site. This happened to me, so don’t let it happen to you. I was one of the first main affiliates to promote them, but I completely changed my perspective.

SpinupWP – control panel where you can connect cloud servers like Vultr + DigitalOcean.

StackPath – CDN used by RocketCDN and CloudwaysCDN. The problem is, most people using WP Rocket sign up for RocketCDN instead, so you don’t get a commission. Plus, StackPath isn’t the most performant CDN. Cloudflare, BunnyCDN, and CloudFront are typically better choices.

StudioPress – Genesis Pro has gotten expensive ($360/year) and since WP Engine bought StudioPress, it makes me wonder what else changed. I used to love StudioPress themes and still think they’re great and lightweight, but it’s too expensive to be referring to the average reader.

ThemeForest – you only get 30% of each new person’s first purchase. If they’re already an Envato/ThemeForest customer, you get nothing. Plus, a ton of ThemeForest themes aren’t maintained well and I’ll personally never use a theme from there again after a bad experience.

Themeisle – I’ve never used their themes before so I can’t comment on them. I just know they write a ton on their blog and have blown up in the last couple years. 55% commissions ain’t bad.

Thirsty Affiliates – affiliate link management plugin that cloaks, tracks, and manages affiliate links. Premium version lets you get link statistics, autolink, and add event tracking for Analytics.

TubeBuddy – great for YouTubers. Lets you schedule videos, see a video’s keyword competition in YouTube, and bulk manage things like card and end screens. Try their free Chrome Extension.

UpCloud – European-based cloud hosting provider and quite popular in Facebook Groups.

Whitespark – citation building service for local SEO. Back in the day, I used to charge clients about 2x the cost of WhiteSpark then would just outsource it to them. Great time saver and highly recommended if you have clients who want to improve Google Map + local SEO rankings.

WP Coupons – lightweight coupon/deals plugin which I use especially during Black Friday.

WP Engine – $200/sale plus $50 for every sub-affiliate sale. One of the highest commissions in the hosting industry, but WP Engine is expensive and sales might not be so good. Last time I checked ShareASale, they also had a 20% reversal rate. Which means the average commission is actually around $175. But since conversions will probably be lower, it’s probably not worth it.

WP Johnny – I recently partnered with Johnny who offers a range of different WordPress speed services. I’ve hired him myself to remove Elementor and replace it with Gutenberg (very happy with the project). Now, I joined his affiliate program and refer other people to his service while making 25% of each sale. Johnny is also highly respected in the WordPress community.

WPX – Matthew Woodward is a big fan but I wouldn’t call them the fastest WordPress host. They’re expensive and the commissions aren’t as high as other hosts, although I’m sure they’ll work with you if you bring in lots of sales. Matthew Woordward gave NitroPack a 5 star review when that cache plugin is obviously blackhat, don’t listen to all of Matthew’s recommendations.

Cloudways Affiliate Commissions
Cloudways payouts (just one of my affiliates, but the main one)

Cheers and good luck,
Tom

About Tom Dupuis

Tom Dupuis 2017Tom Dupuis writes WordPress speed and SEO tutorials out of his apartment in Denver, Colorado. In his spare time, he plays Rocket League and watches murder documentaries. Read his bio to learn 50 random and disturbing things about him.

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