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.
Themify: Premium WP Themes & Plugins
40% revenue share.
Themify is a premium WordPress theme and plugin club. They’ve currently got 42 themes and 12 plugins. They’ve also got a WordPress drag and drop website builder with 25 addons. They charge $39 for all of those addons. A single theme costs $59 and access to all themes and plugins are just a little bit more pricey at $89 for a year of access to updates and new themes, addons and plugins.
Another option they’ve got is to pay once for full lifetaime access. This is currently priced at $249.
One of their most advertised plugins is the Post Type Builder that gives a nice interface with lots of settings for creating custom post types. It is priced at $49.
Unfortunately they do not offer a recurring affiliate commission for customers that renew their memberships after the inital year unlike that of Elegent Themes. They offer a 60 day cookie.
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 a handsome 50% recurring revenue share.
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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 than 19 sales.