Generate revenue from your blogWordPress host WPEngine seems to have the most profitable affiliate program I’ve ever used. They’re currently paying $200 minimum per new referral (up to the entire first month’s account payment).

It’s also a two tier program, so if you sign up other affiliate bloggers, you earn $50 per each of their customer referrals (they also earn the $200 minimum per user). There is also a volume bonus program. Sign up for the WP Engine affiliate program here.

I’ve been earning about $500 per month since joining four months ago. It’s by far the most profitable affiliate program I’ve ever used.

I’ve done well in part due to the popularity of my Installation Guide for WordPress and Amazon’s Web Services. While the tutorial describes self hosting on AWS, many readers realize their skill set is a better fit for managed hosting and jump off to WPEngine.

Bloggers who cover WordPress and WordPress hosting should definitely look into signing up as an affiliate.

I’ve heard good things about WPEngine from customers and found their affiliate support team very proactive and helpful.

There is always the risk that WPEngine might lower their affiliate compensation in the future, but I see no signs of this at the moment. Update: My WPEngine contact says that it has no plans to reduce affiliate commissions.

I also like Digital Ocean. Not only are their services great (this blogs runs there) but their affiliate program works well. They pay $25 with every referral that pays out $25. It’s not a two tier system though. Learn more.

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  • A successful affiliate relationship requires 2 things: attractive commissions and competitive packages, both of these combined will result in a higher conversion rate (better for both parties).

    The affiliate program you have mentioned has pricing starting at $29 per month which is more than most would spend on a standard blog. When you compare their $29 package to our $4 per month package you can really see the difference where we provide unlimited bandwidth and space, free domain name and so on.

    I guess it really depends on your target audience. Some will see better results marketing higher priced packages ($29+) with higher commissions but a large number will see better results marketing actually competitive packages with commissions ranging from $70 – $135 (like our affiliate program).