I just installed a WordPress affiliate plugin called Ninja Affiliate and I already love it. Until now, I haven’t really explored affiliate marketing in any depth because I use my blog largely to funnel clients to my offline business. The other reason is that I’m just not comfortable promoting products that I haven’t tried and tested myself.
In truth, I have only been averaging a couple of affiliate sales a month until now. To be fair, I just haven’t tried. I’m quite into my SEO and I don’t want to upset Google by turning my blog into a spammy mess. Also, I don’t want to put off my loyal readers but like many bloggers, I do want to monetize my blog.
Lately I have been trying out a few products that I might be able to promote. I have been buying and trying products and all I can say is thank god for Clickbanks 60 day guarantee. I had no idea how hard it is just finding something that is worth shouting about. There sure is a lot of crap out there but there are also some real gems. Today I want to tell you about one of those little gems.
No Upsell And No Hype
When I first stumbled accross Ninja Affiliate, I nearly didn’t give it a second look. The name put me off a bit. It just sounded like one of those dodgy ( press a button and make a fortune) courses. I started to read the sales page and realised that it was actually a WordPress plugin. Being a huge WordPress fan, I read on. I liked what I read and decided to give it a try.
The first thing that impressed me, was the fact that there was no up-sell. After purchase there was an offer of discount on another product but this too is a very usefull plugin, that I’m now also using.
I can’t lie, I had a little hiccup getting my hands on the product. This was a server problem and no fault of the vendor. Maxblogpress customer services was great. They got it sorted quickly and without fuss.
A WordPress Affiliate Plugin That Makes A Lot Of Sense
This WordPress affiliate plugin really makes life easy for both adding links and tracking activity. Ninja Affiliate is a massive time saver and really simplifies the process of WordPress affiliate marketing. Below is a list of the main benefits that really appealed to me.
- You can add a link, give it an easy to remember name and use it time and again.
- See how many clicks your affiliate links are getting and measure against sales.
- You can create groups that make it easy to organise your links for use in related posts.
- Links can be added automatically by keyword or inserted via a button that is added to the WordPress text editor.
- You can control the number of keywords that are automatically converted to affiliate links on each page.
- You can set links as no-follow, control link juice flow and keep Google happy.
- Links can be added to comments automatically and by keyword.
- No need to create re-direct files. Url’s can be given a custom path of your choice.
- You can also cloak links, exclude pages from automatic linking and much more.
Should You Buy Ninja Affiliate?
If you want to use this WordPress affiliate plugin on more than one blog, you will need to buy a full licence at $97. However, if you only want to use it on one blog, you can get a limited licence for just $37.
You can get a similar effect using a couple of free plugins. By installing GoCodes and SEO Smart Links, you can achieve quite a bit of the functionality that Ninja Affiliate offers. To justify the cost of Ninja Affiliate, you really need to be making at least some affiliate sales.
At the time of writing, a 14 day free trial of Ninja Affiliate is available. This gives you a risk free opportunity to try before you buy.
Well I’m far from a super affiliate. Untill now I have had vey few affiliate links on my site but I have had Ninja Affiliate installed for twelve days now and here is a little snapshot of the results. Prior to adding the plugin, I was making one or two sales a month. As you can see from the Clickbank snapshot, I have made three sales since installing it.
Is it a fluke? Who knows at this early stage but it sure has inspired me to look out some good quality products to promote on my blogs.
Have you tried Ninja Affiliate? Maybe you know of another WordPress affiliate plugin. Why not use the comment section below to share your views.