80 Affiliate Marketing Tools - Your Affiliate Success Toolkit
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My name is Kulwant Nagi, I am running one of the top blogging niche blogs
in India with name BloggingCage. I have spoken at India affiliate summit,
Indian affiliate conference, BlogX, Success conference, appeared in
SEMRush webinars and active at many other platforms.
I have built many successful affiliate blogs in the last 7 years and they all
are making 5-figure per month combined.
Affiliate marketing is no doubt one of the best methods to make money
online. You can pick the products as per your niche and start promoting
When I started my affiliate marketing career in 2012, I couldn’t find all the
tools at one place. There were many EPIC articles written by many
awesome bloggers, but the information was so scattered that it was very
difficult to find all the tools at one place.
Now I am doing affiliate marketing since 2012 and I have tried almost all
the tools in the market.
I have listed all the products which we personally used to build our affiliate
marketing business. Some of the products are not directly related to
affiliate marketing but they have helped me a lot to build my affiliate
Let’s check the tools and become an awesome affiliate marketer.
A2Hosting - I recommend this hosting if you are just starting your affiliate
marketing career. They have FREE SSL and fast server to support your
affiliate blogs. Never buy BlueHost or HostGator because they are one of
the shittiest servers.
WPXHosting - We recently moved to WPXHosting. You might have seen the
customer support at various hosting companies but not like WPX Hosting.
Blazing fast support system and very secure and fast servers. If you are
looking for a managed VPS server, WPX is highly recommended.
DigitalOcean - Almost 90% of our affiliate websites are hosted at
DigitalOcean. It’s an unmanaged VPS server which gives you the freedom
to host your blog on per hour basis. We have been using DigitalOcean for
last 5+ years and it never disappointed us.
CloudWays - We are using this hosting since 2016. CloudWays is a wrapper
around DigitalOcean. As I told, DigitalOcean is an unmanaged hosting but
with CloudWays you can make it managed by just paying a few extra
dollars. We have around 10 of our stable affiliate sites hosted at
CloudWays. While creating server at CloudWays, you can select from
DigitalOcean, Google Cloud, AWS, Linode and many other server.
Email Outreach Tools
NinjaOutreach - NinjaOutreach an awesome tool to do the email outreach.
We have used this tool for many of our affiliate blogs to do the backlinks
outreach. This is a must have tool if you are an affiliate marketer. This tool
helps you to find social media influencers easily.
Mail Shake - MailShake is an awesome alternative of Ninja Outreach. We
use this tool to do guest blogging outreach. It’s a must-have tool if you do
any kind of outreach in your business. Either you buy NinjaOutreach or
MailShake. Just one is enough.
LemList - Want an awesome email marketing tool for the cold audience?
LemList is the tool I recommend to buy. LemList has awesome email
personalization feature where you can email by printing their names on
banners, laptop or at any place. It gets picked dynamically. So powerful
AirMail - AirMail is my most loved email client I am using since 2014. I have
added all my email logins in this tool and I can see all the emails in a single
dashboard. This might not be a tool I directly use for affiliate marketing but
it helps me a lot indirectly by making me more organized and productive.
Email Marketing Tools
ConvertKit - ConvertKit is an outstanding email marketing service. We have
used almost all the services like Aweber, GetResponse, MailChimp, etc. but
the automation and deliverability you get with this service is outstanding.
Note: Stop using services like MailerLite and MailChimp is you are seriously looking
forward to building your email subscribers.
Email Optin Tools
ThriveLeads - When it comes to email marketing, ThriveLeads is the plugin
we love the most. I have used this plugin on numerous affiliate sites to
build email subscribers.
ConvertPro - ConvertPro is another awesome alternative of ThriveLeads.
They have many pre-made designs which you can use as it is or modify as
per your needs.
Social Media Management Tools
ContentStudio - Content Studio is a great social media automation tool.
With this tool, you can automatically push your content to your Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest and other social media profiles.
Promo Republic - This is an all in one social media automation tool. This
tool not only gives you the freedom to automate everything but you can
create stunning graphics also.
GetGist - GetGist is all-in-one automation tool. Live chat, email marketing,
event tracking, and other marketing automation can be created with this
ManyChat - Such an incredible Facebook messenger tool. We are using
ManyChat for BloggingCage and 2-3 other affiliate blogs to capture
ZoConvert - This is a great alternative to ManyChat. We are using this tool
at a few of our affiliate sites to build Facebook chat subscribers.
Project Management Tools
Google Drive - Google drive is no doubt one of the best project
management tools. We have all our files, plans, backlinks, promotions, web
2.0 accounts, profiles, and many other important things saved in our
Google drive. We have integrated Google drive with many of the tools to
manage everything even much easier.
Plutio - We started using this tool around 6 months back. This is the best
project management tool we have ever used. We are managing all the
writers, clients, tasks, etc. with this tool now.
Flock - Flock is an awesome team management tool. We have added all our
team members, clients, writers in this tool to have a conversation with
them. Don’t get confused between Plutio and Flock. Both have different
Trello - Trello is a free task management tool. They have a nice kanban
approach to make things easier for you. We used to use this tool to
manage all our guest blogging, content writing tasks in the past. As I said,
we recently moved to Plutio now.
Evernote - Evernote is one of the most loved management tools. I am using
it since 2011. We create all the plans, projects, execution reports etc in this
FileZilla - FileZilla is the tool we are using to access all the files from our
servers. If we want to quickly upload any landing page or want to create
any quick change in the landing page, we use this tool.
File Editing Tools
Sublime Text - Sublime Text is an awesome tool to edit any kind of files.
You can open HTML, PHP, Java, .net or any kind of file with this tool.
Notepad++ - This is another awesome tool to edit files. You can open many
types of files using this tool easily.
Skitch - All the instructional images you see at BloggingCage are created
with this tool. We can easily add arrows, blur any confidential area, add text
and do a few other things with the images using this tool.
Nimbus - Nimbus is an awesome tool to capture images online. You can
capture images, record screen and edit them easily with this tool. You can
capture online images and upload them on your affiliate sites.
Screencastify - I am using this tool to create instructional videos for my
team. Every time I want to give some instructions to my writers and clients,
I just click on this Chrome extension and everything starts recording
SEMRush - SEMRush is one of the most loved SEO spying tools. We keep
on spying the competitor’s backlinks, keywords etc. to make our affiliate
blogs awesome. I cannot imagine my affiliate marketing business without
SEMRush. Grab our 14 days SEMRush FREE Trial here.
Ahrefs - Ahrefs is another outstanding tool to spy the competitor’s
backlinks and do the keyword research. We use this tool as much as we
use SEMRush. I personally love the speed and UI of this tool.
Anstrex - This tool is best for the Native Ads and Push notifications Ads
spying. We keep running various Ads for different affiliate products. So this
tool helps us to find new ideas.
KWFinder - They have the most awesome UI I have ever seen in any
keyword research tool. It’s fast, accurate, and easy to use tool for your
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LSI Graph - This is an awesome tool to generate many LSI keywords
around your main keyword. I strongly recommend this tool to you if you
want to write SEO optimized articles for your blog.
Rankz - Rankz is another must have tool for every SEO professional. This
tool helps you to track your keywords positions, do the backlinks profiling
and many other exciting things.
Elementor - Elementor is the page builder we are using for all of our affiliate
sites. YES!! All. :)
With this tool, you can create anything you want. Coupon boxes, feature
boxes, rating, popups or whatever you can imagine for your affiliate blogs, it
can be created with this tool.
Elementor is way beyond awesome when it comes to page builders.
Grammarly - Grammarly is something without which I cannot write.
Seriously, I cannot write without this tool now. My schooling is from
government schools (and that too in Hindi medium) so it’s obvious that
neither I have good Grammar nor good vocabulary. So this tool helps me a
lot to rectify my grammatical mistakes. Make sure you check our
Grammarly coupon if you want to buy the premium version.
LastPass - I am using this premium extension from last 5 years. Believe me,
this is the best thing you can ever have if you are doing affiliate marketing.
With LastPass, you can save all your passwords at one place (I hate saving
passwords in Google Chrome). So when you are traveling somewhere or
want to log in at a computer which is not yours, just login in LastPass and
all your passwords are there.
You can even share the passwords with your team. Which makes it super
easy to share the login access of some paid tools.
Google Translate - We promote many products in various countries. So
Google translate helps us to translate the page as quickly as possible and
we can read the content easily.
SpyBar - SpyBar is a paid extension. Have you ever visited any affiliate site
and liked the design so much?
SpyBar can help you to find all the plugins they have installed and which
theme they are using.
Facebook Pixel Helper - This is an official Facebook extension to find the
retargeting pixels installed on any page.
Express VPN - As I told, we run Ads in various countries. You cannot see
geo-targeted Ads running in Australia by sitting in India. So you need VPN
to visit those URL and then you can see those landing pages. ExpressVPS
is the VPN we use to see those landing pages. It’s very fast, awesome UI
and very secure VPN.
Skype - Everyone loves Skype. It’s free, fast, secure and easy to use. We are
connected with many of the affiliate managers on Skype. I have attended
more than 40 conferences in 20 countries so far so I have met many
affiliate managers worldwide. So Skype is the tool which helps me to stay
connected with them.
Zoom - Zoom is a meeting tool which we recently started using. Every
Sunday we do the group calls (with team members, affiliate managers,
writers) to keep up the pace.
Photo Editing Tool
PhotoShop - I am using Photoshop since 2010. I have learnt so much in
Photoshop that I can literally do anything with it. I can create banners from
scratch, featured images, promotional graphics or whatever when it comes
to Graphics creation.
DesignBold - I bought this Black Friday lifetime deal in 2017. This was one
of my best investments as we have created many designs, features
images, banners, Ads and a lot of other graphics using this tool.
Stencil - Another tool I bought on Black Friday. This is an awesome tool to
create professional banners, Ads, Graphics, etc. for your affiliate blogs.
AffloSpark Blog Writing Service - We have recently launched our content
writing service where we have more than 30 professional writers working
After trying so many platforms like UpWork, Freelance, OnlineJobs,
Truelancer and what not, finally I decided to create my own content writing
So we have awesome content writers in each niche who can create epic
content for any affiliate or business blogs.
Freepik Premium - Freepik is our one-stop destination to create stunning
images for anything. All the images you see at BloggingCage are created
with the premium images we bought from FreePik.
Deposit Photos Premium - Deposit Photos is another awesome platform to
find the professional images at a cheap price. In some cases, when we are
unable to find professional images at other platforms, we use
Stock Unlimited - Another best investment so far. I bought this AppSumo
lifetime deal in just $49. They have 1 million images which I can download
anytime for free. :)
Few other sites we are using to get FREE images are listed here.
PixelMe - This is link shortener service. So you can shorten the affiliate
links with this tool easily. The best thing I love in this tool is the freedom to
add Facebook Pixel in your link. So when someone clicks on the short link
created by this tool, they fire a Facebook Pixel too. Nice retargeting. ;)
Replug - With this tool, you can shorten, track and optimize your links with
catchy call-to-action, retargeting pixels, branded links and powerful
analytics. It’s very easy to configure and UI is awesome. :)
LinksManagement - I have built many sites by buying links from
LinksManagement. You can see the site’s URL, filter them as per DA, PA
and finally buy the backlinks from them in just a few clicks.
Adss30 - This is the service we are using these days. They have a wide
variety of link building service. Just choose the service as per your needs
and grab quality backlinks.
Spin Rewriter - This is actually not a link building service. It an auto content
creation tool which you can use to build the backlinks. We create the
content for web 2.0, article submission etc. using this service.
Note: Don’t use this tool to create content for the money site. It will hurt the
ranking of your blog.
GeneratePress - I have used many themes in my 8 years of blogging career.
But this theme is something which I cannot stop appreciating. They have
added all the features in this theme which makes a theme awesome. Right
now 90% of my affiliate blogs are using this theme. It’s super easy to
customize, SEO friendly, fast and super awesome theme.
StudioPress Themes - I have recommended StudioPress themes to
everyone in the last 5-6 years. They are also fast, secure, SEO friendly and
very easy to use. I have 2-3 affiliate blogs still using StudioPress. But to be
very honest, we are moving them soon to GeneratePress.
Writer Theme from MyThemeShop - This is a very minimal theme with the
nice design, typography and customization features. We have used this
theme in the past for many of our affiliate blogs.
RankMath - RankMath is the future. We have stopped using Yoast SEO at
many of our blogs and we are slowly moving to RankMath now. Advanced
SEO optimization, Rich Snippets, 404 Monitor, Redirection, Local SEO,
Google Search Console are few of the awesome features which make this
a killer pugin.
Elementor Pro - We have covered this plugin in page builders. Saying again,
this is the best page builder I have ever seen. You can create any layout for
your affiliate blogs using this plugin.
Ultimate Addons for Elementor - We are using this on our affiliate blogs to
add some extra features in Elementor.
TablePress - Want to create awesome tables in your content? This is the
plugin we recommend. :)
GetAAWP - This is a must have plugin for every Amazon affiliate blog. You
can create stunning buttons, featured products, lists and many other
layouts to make more money with Amazon affiliates.
Easy Table of Contents - Using this plugin at our affiliate blogs was one of
the best things we have ever done. Because of this plugin, many of our
affiliate articles are in featured snippets area. I strongly recommend using
Q2W3 Fixed Widget - This is an awesome plugin to increase your affiliate
marketing earnings. With this plugin, you can fix any banner in the side and
make it sticky. So every time someone reads your whole article, this banner
will be always visible in the sidebar.
Thrive Clever Widgets - As the name says, this plugin is seriously very
clever. With this plugin, you can create a sticky widget in different posts. i.e
you can show different sticky banners in different posts.
Broken Link Checker - A must have plugin for every affiliate blog. This
plugin will keep on checking all the broken links on your blog and you can
remove those broken links with just a few clicks.
MalCare Pro - Right now I am using this plugin for 5 of my top affiliate
sites. This plugin secures your blog from hacking attempts.
Pretty Links Blogger Edition - A must have plugin for every affiliate blog.
Never ever use any direct affiliate links on your blog. I am using this plugin
on 100% of the blogs since 2011 (from day one when I started blogging).
You can cloak your affiliate links with this plugin and make them
memorable links easily.
ShortPixel Image Optimizer - This plugin compresses all the images I
upload at my affiliate blogs so that my blog posts can load faster.
Social Pug - An awesome plugin to add beautiful social share buttons at
your affiliate blogs.
Stackable - Gutenberg Blocks (Premium) - I am totally in love with this
plugin. I was so much impressed with the features that I bought a premium
version for a few blogs. You can create awesome designs in your theme
with this plugin if you don’t want to use any page builders.
W3 Total Cache - We have this plugin installed on all of our affiliate blogs.
This plugin is best to improve the loading speed of your blog.
WP Coupons - Want to create awesome coupon boxes at your blog? This
plugin can help you to create coupon boxes at your blog.
WPRichSnippets - Another must have plugin for affiliate blogs. We use this
plugin to add star ratings for review articles.
UI Names - Looking for some random names and images for your affiliate
blogs? This is the platform we use to find the pseudo names ideas for our
UI Gradients - UI Gradients is an awesome platform to find amazing
gradient images. This is my one-stop destination to find amazing
Sip - This is a Mac software to pick color codes from any images (offline
and online). We use this to grab some great colors from the popular sites
and use them in our banners.
Camtasia - Camtasia is an awesome tool if you want to record the videos.
In few of our articles we have recorded videos around the products. This is
the only tool I use for video editing, processing etc.
CoSchedule Headline Analyzer - Do you want to write best titles for your
blog posts? This is the tool we use to write awesome headlines for our blog
posts which brings more CTR and ultimately more sales.
Clickmagick - I have used this tool in the past but we are not using it right
now. If you are looking for an awesome tracker, I recommend ClickMagick.
Affiliate Marketing Forum
STMForum - If you want the latest affiliate marketing information, I strongly
recommend this forum. This forum is best if you want to try paid Ads for
affiliate marketing. I don’t recommend this forum to complete newbies.
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