List of the 19 Best Web Design Affiliate Programs
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. Here are some top offers you can promote.
CJ is a huge affiliate network featuring offers by a lot of the world’s most well-known brands, including global superstars like TripAdvisor, Samsung.com, and Ray-Ban.com.
Their publisher (affiliate) control panel is very modern and pleasant to the eyes. Easy to use also and provides a lot of information about each offer straight on the advertiser search page. You can also join the individual programs from that same page!
A nice feature about the advertiser search page is that you can filter the results based on useful things like “Serviceable area”, “Language”, and more.
Currently, the network has a total of 2,700+ different offers to promote, of which 1,875 available for USA customers, and 920 for UK customers, slightly less available for French, Spain, Germany, and other countries.
318 offers are currently available in Spanish, 325 in French, while 348 are available in German. There are also offers in other languages.
There is a category for web design affiliate programs at CJ. It currently features 6 programs. This includes the popular Fiverr affiliate program paying up to $150 CPA, and the affiliate program for DesignCrowd which is a global marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design like custom logos, websites, and more paying a $35 CPA.
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.
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.
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Big on WordPress themes and other web themes and templates. They’ve been around for a long time now and have got a huge selection of WordPress themes with over 2,400 different ones.
They share some stats on their website: 5 million buyers, 1,600 authors, and close to 50,000 products.
Template Monster has an 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 than 19 sales.
I like that they also pay for returning customers. You’ll get a 10% commission for sales made by returning customers.
99designs is a hugely popular online marketplace connecting designers and business owners online.
Every time I need a new logo I post a contest on 99designs and get lots of great submissions from web designers. Fun fact: that’s how the logo of affmar.pro was obtained as well.
This is definitely one of the best web design affiliate programs. You can earn high commissions for sending converting traffic to 99designs.
You can earn $60, $80, or $100 CPA depending on how many sales you’ve sent their way.
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.
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.
They state on their website that they’ve got over 650,000 customers.
55% of sales makes this a really high paying affiliate program compared with other web design affiliate programs. Memberships for full access to the themes and plugins are currently priced at $99.47/year and single licenses from $27 to $47.
You can make good money with this affiliate program if you have the right traffic that converts.
Several years ago I created a white label web design theme shop with these guys which was very easy to set up.
This is the white label affiliate program for Template Monster. They’ve separated it. I don’t know why.
If you rather just send traffic to a popular marketplace for themes and templates, instead of your own store on your own domain, you should join the Template Monster affiliate program instead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Designmodo is a popular web design company selling 3 different products.
- Postcards – Email template builder. Starting at $18/mo.
- Slides – Builder for animated static webpages. Starting at $29/mo.
- Startup – Bootstrap template builder. $89/quarter.
They also offer annual billing plans.
They do not say on their website that the commission you can earn is recurring. I would therefore expect that they only pay for the initial sales and not for rebills.
Leadpages is in many ways a direct competitor of the slightly more famous ClickFunnels.
Leadpages has much more pleasant web design, but their commission rates for affiliates are slightly lower at 30% vs 40%.
They offer 3 differently priced products. For the cheapest package, which includes 1 website and free web hosting, they charge $25/mo with yearly billing. The other 2 packages are $48/mo and $199/mo.
This means you can earn an initial $90, $178, $716 for each of these sales. Less, of course, if the customer decides to go with monthly billing. However, over time you’ll possibly get rewarded even more as they offer recurring commission rates for as long as your referral stays a Leadpages customer.
All of their plans include a free domain name, unlimited landing pages, unlimited pop-ups, unlimited traffic, unlimited leads, as well as access to over 200 landing page templates, and a Facebook and Instagram ad builder.
Customers also get access to their new site builder that can be used to create websites without knowing web design or coding.
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.
This affiliate program is currently unavailable.
20% of revenue share of order value is really good. Compared with many other similar affiliate programs this one has the potential to earn you way more per referral. Plato shares info that the average commission for their affiliates is $600 a pop which is just great.
Custom web design is a service many individuals and businesses looking to be apparent with a professional appearance on the internet need. Serious bloggers, small businesses, maybe with online stores, and also larger companies are all potential clients for Plato.
These guys takes on relatively small projects starting at $2.500 and large scale projects costing up to $100.000.
Besides web design Plato offers search engine optimization, search engine marketing, viral advertising and social media management. I’m not sure at the moment if they also pay a commission for these services.
This is another good paying affiliate program with lifetime recurring commissions. The rate they pay is a flat 30% and they give affiliates a 60-day cookie, which is decent.
According to its website traffic stats, Tagembed is popular and quickly growing SaaS company. The web design is also solid.
The products offered by Tagembed are social media widgets that its customers can use to integrate things like social media feeds and reviews on their websites.
They offer a free tier and a free trial membership as well.