Resources & Tools To Make Money Online Blogging

(Last Updated On: January 18, 2017)

Do you want to make money online blogging? Of course you do. It costs money to keep a blog running. You have your domain costs per year, hosting (monthly payments), outsourcing payments and even it can cost money for themes and plugins.

In the past and present, I have made money online blogging with the following affiliate programs or just selling products individually. These products I have either made money from or have used in the past and even still currently using. Take a look at their affiliates pages and see what you will earn for a commission.

I strongly suggest you take your time and read what’s on their page, explore the website and even contact the owner to get questions answered.

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Resources & Affiliate Programs For Bloggers

Sell Individual Products

  1. Sharasale – Promote other people’s products for a commission
  2. Clickbank – Promote other people’s digital goods for a commission or become a publisher.
  3. Amazon – Make money sell anything & good potential
  4. CJ.com – Thousands of products to promote, I belong to 6 products on there

Web Hosting – Earn Residual Income

(some are 1-time commissions)

  1. Blue Host – receive $65.00 per referral
  2. Godaddy – receive up to 40% commission (Migrate To Godaddy)
  3. Host Gator – Earn Up To $125 Per Qualifying Signup
  4. Dream Host – Residual Income or flat fee of $97
  5. Theme Cloud – 50% commission plus potential residual income (My Review)
  6. SiteGround – Up to $125 per sale
  7. CloudWays – WPOutcast’s current host and awesome affiliate program (My Review)
  8. Identity Web Host – A Web Host exclusively for the Genesis Framework. Could be a famous company in the future. (My Review)

Ad Networks (Sell Ads)

  1. CB Pro Ads – Promote Clickbank products with many different methods
  2. OIO Publisher – Sell advertising space on your blog. (Check out our tutorial on The OIO Publisher.)
  3. Adsanity – Sell banner ads for money
  4. Infolinks Earn money when people click on your ads

Freelancing Websites

  1. Outsource – The only place I hire from.
  2. Freelancer – A member for over 10 years and still earn a commission every now and then

Email Marketing (Autoresponder )

  1. Aweber An autoresponder program (Monthly commissions!)
  2. Optin Monster Alternative to Aweber but much better
  3. Gravity Forms – Advanced Forms for WordPress, earn online
  4. WPForms Features & Addons – 20% commission per sale (My Review)
  5. Feedblitz – Email Marketing RSS Feed and Subscriber List Solution (UPDATE: 12/4/2016 – Now using MailChimp)

Social Blogging Networks/Products

  • BlogEngage – Social Network for bloggers (residual income). Still have a membership.
  • Revive Pro – Premium plugin for sharing old content to some social media accounts. Check out our guide on Revive Old Blog Posts plugin.
  • Social Warfare – Increase Social Shares & Drive Traffic (My Review)
  • Stencil – Create images for social media marketing, an endless money pit

WordPress Theme Marketplaces

  • Envato Market – Tons of themes & products for WordPress plus good payouts
  • Mojo Themes – Market any theme online and earn $
  • Themesnap – Another place for quality themes that pays
  • Creative Market – Fantastic WordPress Marketplace (Earn Good)
  • Code Grape – Buy and sell scripts, purchase themes plus much more. A huge potential to earn big with this affiliate program

Premium WordPress Themes

(Themes pay out commissions & some are residual)

  1. Genesis Passion – Quality themes. Check out my testimonial on there homepage!
  2. Agent Evolution – Real Estate Themes & Custom Framework
  3. Themeisle – Quality Themes with a Theme options panel
  4. CSSIgniter – Premium Business Themes
  5. Engine Themes – Premium App Themes for WordPress. (niche themes)
  6. Themify Themes – Trusted by 58,000 customers!
  7. App Themes – Business themes & Marketplace
  8. Gabfire Themes – Mostly Newspaper style themes
  9. RichWP – Premium themes since 2009
  10. Divi theme Framework – By Elegant Themes
  11. 7theme Themes – Affordable business themes
  12. Frog Themes – Premium Themes – 38,000 happy customers
  13. Swift Theme – One of the fasting loaded things out there right out of the box.

WP Security & SEO

  1. Sucuri Security – WP security plugin – Recommended by web hosts. Good commissions
  2. Monitor Links – check backlinks, make money off the paid version. WPOutcast Still using this software
  3. SEM rush Residual income
  4. Link Trackr – tracking links – Good payouts
  5. DIY SEO Course – Learn SEO easily by following this course
  6. 1 Month Free Trial – Local Search Rank Checker

Excellent Blogging Plugins

(Quality plugins for genesis framework & nonframework blogs)

  1. Imagely – The best WordPress themes, plugins, and hosting for photographers.
  2. Short Pixel – The best image optimizing plugin by far. Try it for free. (My Review)
  3. Business Directory Plugin – The best web directory plugin (Free) | Check out our Directory Tutorial on this plugin
  4. Beaver Builder – Easily build responsive WordPress websites without touching code
  5. Child Theme Development Tool – For developers to use to create child themes very easily
  6. Get Site ControlPerfect widgets for your website: surveys, email opt-in forms, contact forms, pop ups, follow, share buttons and live chats.
  7. Styles for Genesis – Genesis font and color customizations without coding
  8. CM Answers – Q&A Forum, premium version is a money maker. Check out our Q&A Section short review.
  9. Manage WP – Manage Multiple WordPress Blogs from 1 dashboard
  10. Comet Cache – The leading Caching plugin for WordPress and being used by WPOutcast
  11. Grammarly – The best tool proofreading tool for anyone blogging.
  12. WPtouch – WordPress Mobile responsive Plugin
  13. Monarch Social – A premium plugin WPOutcast is still running. Do check out our tutorial on how to Create A Side Bar Widget using this plugin.
  14. Fancy Author box – This is an awesome plugin, I used it on other niche blogs of mine. Do check out our tutorial.
  15. WP Core – Easy way to manage all your plugins. I used the paid version before I switched to the Genesis Framework

Logo Designs

  1. 48 Hour Logo Professional logos done fast – Good payouts
  2. Logo Nerds – Quality logos, rewarded with commissions

Like I’ve said earlier, all these programs I have either earn commission from, used in the past and currently using. Do explore each program in great details before you make a decision. These are just recommended by WP Outcast and in no way forcing you to join them.

More resources will be added in do time as I have had a chance to use them.

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