List of the 73 Best Webmaster Affiliate Programs
Webmaster services that has to do with web hosting, web design, web development, ecommerce, and such. These are great affiliate programs for small business sites, make money online sites, blogging sites and more. Many of these pay really well!
Adobe is a world-known brand for its 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 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.
Hugely popular stock photo site with over 228 million photos. You’ll also find editorial photos and music at Shutterstock. 200.000 new photos are added to their archive daily!
They also have over 9 million video clips, including 2 million 4K UHD videos. And also lots of music of all genres.
Shutterstock is truly global. It is translated into 20 languages and accepting 9 currencies.
Advertising material includes a search box and an API.
They pay 20% revenue share of net sales for 30 days.
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.
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SiteGround is one of the world’s top web hosting companies and I have seen several hosting sites promoting their web hosting services in their top positions.
However, this is not one of the best paying web hosting affiliate programs. Also, their shared web hosting plans are a bit on the expensive side compared with the competition. At least after the initial billing period which is greatly discounted. Customers have to pay €9.95/mo for the cheapest offer and that only allows for hosting of 1 website.
Still, though this is a top web host with lots of nice features. They have a strong focus on serving fast loading websites even with their cheapest plans. Features include speed techs like HTTP/2, SSD storage, and Nginx web servers. Also their hosting includes free daily backups. Note that the list of features differs from each plan and type of hosting.
They have data centers in the USA, UK, EU, and Asia making this suitable for advertising to a global target audience.
SiteGround offer 4 different commission rates based on your performance. If you can send over 6+ sales a month you get €60 CPA, 11+ €75 CPA, and 21+ you’ll get a custom CPA.
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 a handsome 50% recurring revenue share.
FlexOffers is a huge affiliate network with a lot of programs for most GEOs. Once you are accepted to join the network you can browse all the programs by category or by using the advanced search function.
Currently, there’s about 11,000 programs part of this network of which 3,700 are for the USA, 980 for the UK, as well as several programs for a lot of other countries. You can browse the programs before you join the network by clicking on “affiliate programs” on the top menu on their website.
The advanced search function can be really useful to filter the programs based on several options. You can, for instance, show all programs that allow deep linking, in the category of clothing and accessories, and are available in the USA. This search currently finds 850 matches.
FlexOffers has a dedicated section related to credit cards which require manual approval to get access to. You need to be able to refer at least 100+ credit card approvals a month and have a great website to qualify.
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.
Creative Market is a large marketplace for a lot of web design, photo and other design related items. Not quite as popular as their competitor, 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 subscription 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.
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.
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 and 24/7 chat support.
Data centers in USA, Canada, EU, UK, Australia, Asia.
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 in any given month. The smallest bonus is currently $100 and you’ll get that for sending 5 sales. If you can send 10 sales you’ll get $250 and if you can generate even more sales you will qualify for higher monthly bonuses of up to $1500.
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 ShareASale network.
Each plan has a 30-day money-back guarantee and includes a free premium CDN from KeyCDN.
All plans include 24/7 expert WP support and are hosted on fast Google data centers. You can choose from over 20 global locations.
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 webmaster service related businesses.
The rather funny name of SiteBuilder Builder makes sense when you consider what it actually is. You’ll get to create your own website builder software, branded 100% the way you want.
The SiteBuilder Builder also includes web hosting, domain name, e-mail management (when integrated with one of 3 third parties), and a customer CRM. This is really a complete tool to use if you have, or aspire to get, web design clients that needs a complete solution for their websites.
You can set your own monthly and yearly prices in your preferred currency, and accept payments with PayPal from your customers. There is a €100 minimum deposit limit to get started using this, while the yearly price to use this white label reseller product is €49 and that is the price your customers would need to pay. You select what price you charge them, though, and everything you charge above €49 is goes to your business.
You can try out the site builder tool with their demo. It is really easy to use with drag and drop functionality and lots of different widgets you can drag onto your web pages. It even has some eCommerce and booking functionality. Great for static websites.
Liquid Web is a premium web hosting company. It does not offer all the cheap shared web hosting plans that most other hosts do. Instead, you’ll find high power dedicated servers, cloud servers, and VPS web hosting solutions here.
They offer a neat pricing structure for customers, charging monthly fees with no requirements for long term contracts.
The affiliate commissions for this program are sky-high. They offer different commission based on what products your referrals purchase, most pays about $400 – $800. You can find a complete and up-to-date list by clicking on “program terms” in the advertiser search screen within CJ.
The program is part of the CJ affiliate network. You will also find a lot of other web hosting programs withing that network, so it is an important one to join if you want to do affiliate marketing for web hosting services.
This software has a truly unique pricing structure. It is priced based on what rankings clients achieve using their tools. Sites with keywords ranked 30 or less are free but once you start ranking better there are hefty fees.
This tool seems to be more focused on getting just one or a few keywords ranking on Google and Bing. Pricing seems to be about $60/mo – $600/mo depending on how well you rank for each keyword and also depending on the difficulty of the keywords. It looks like it charges fees for each keyword that you start to rank for.
I really don’t get why one would pay these hefty fees for individual keywords when other SEO software suites let you optimize for lots of keywords.
Commission starts at 10% recurring and permanently increases to 15% if you can send 10 paying customers and then to 20% if you can send 20 or more paying customers.
An SEO software tool with a different pricing strategy. Instead of recurring monthly billing, SEO PowerSuite mainly has a one-time purchase fee. A nice alternative to the other SEO software products. However, they also offer a recurring service which is called “Subscription to Search Algo updates” and required to continue to get all the features of the software. The commission, however, is only applied to the initial sale.
The current pricing is $299 for the standard professional license and $699 for the enterprise version. Customers are also able to purchase only parts of the SEO PowerSuit like for instance only the rank tracker software for $125 if that’s the only tool your referral needs.
The software includes many of the standard SEO tools you would expect like a rank tracker, site audit, backlink research, and a link building assistant that can help you find potential link exchange partners.
The program is part of the Avangate affiliate network for software products.
Update: I am not sure if the plan to launch this affiliate program has been canceled as they don’t seem to have a landing page for it anymore…
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 that looks really useful and that is their alert function. 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!
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 SaaS product, Ahrefs. I do not know which one of these 2 SEO tools have the most paying customers.
You can get $200 CPA for sales, in addition to$10 CPA per free trial you send their way. Those are some awesome commission rates!
One of the most popular features within the SEMRush software is the Google keyword rank tracking tool and the SEO audit tool that can analyze sites for search engine friendliness. You can also find lots of data for millions(?) of search keywords and phrases both in the USA and in many other countries. It will show similar keywords and related questions also, with data like monthly search volumes and estimated keyword difficulty.
SEMRush also keeps track of backlinks.
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.
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.
This is a great web hosting company that offers 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, daily backups, website migration, and a website builder!
Their cloud VPS plans are pretty expensive though but might fit clients that need 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 available at 8 different data center locations around the world – at the same prices and specs. This host accepts 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.