Affiliate Blog Resources & Tools

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These are the best affiliate blog resources and tools.

These affiliate blog resources and tools are simply the best. Many are free

Rather than provide you with an endless list that goes on page after page, we focus on only the very best resources and tools that will help save you time and money, and help make your affiliate blog a success. 

To most effectively put these resources and tools to work, read our Quick Start Guide and read out posts. You can also subscribe at the bottom of this and every other page on TSB. 

Planning Your Website 

Google Docs for word processing (and Google Sheets for spreadhseets), free

Evernote information capture app, free 

Pen and paper (yes, seriously), free

Setting Up Your Website 

Webhosting & Domain Names

SiteGround webhosting & domain names, quality

bluehost webhosting & domain names, cheap and "WordPress approved"

1and1 webhosting & domain names, cheap 

WordPress software, free (WordPress is almost always part of your webhosting package so you should not need to download or install it separately)

It's a little confusing but, in addition to its famous blogging software, WordPress also offers its own free "all-in-one" web hosting solutions perfect for absolute beginners, free

WordPress Themes & Help 

Jetpack 100 free WordPress themes, free

Thrive Themes high-converting premium WordPress themes & plugins, quality

WordPress Apprentice Quick Start course, free

WordPress Plugins 

UpdraftPlus easy-to-use backup plugin, free 

Sucuri Scanner easy-to-use security plugin, free 

Akismet comment spam blocker plugin, cheap (donate what you want) 

AddSearch site search solution, cheap (enter coupon code nerel6ys at checkout for an additional 5% off)

Jetpack WordPress suite for hassle-free website design, marketing, security & more, cheap  

Writing & Publishing Posts for Your Website 


Thrive Architect visual editor WordPress plugin, quality 

Pretty Links link shortening and cloaking WordPress plugin, free

Broken Link Checker plugin, free  

Yoast SEO search engine optimization plugin, free


FreeDigitalPhotos or Pixabay free images, free 

Shutterstock or Picfair premium images, quality 

Shortpixel image optimizer WordPress plugin, cheap

TinyJPG image optimization website, free

IrfanView image viewer/editor app, free

Increasing Visitors to Your Website (SEO)

Google Analytics website data analysis, free

Google Search Console search engine-friendly tools, free

Screaming Frog SEO auditing tool, free (for checking 500 URLs of less)

Alexa, SpyFu and SimilarWeb site ranking information, free (premium versions exist too) 

Wincher web ranking reports, cheap

SEMRush keyword analysis tool, quality

Promoting Your Website (Social Media, Ads & More)

Google AdWords, free  

Udemy AdWords course, quality  

Facebook business Page, free 

Google's Keyword Planner tool for determining keyword popularity, free 

Other Affiliate Blog Resources and Tools

Making Money with the Biggest Affiliate Programs

Amazon Associates make commissions on Amazon sales 

Commission Junction affiliate program 

ClickBank affiliate program 

Shopify full ecommerce solutions 

Automatic Affiliate Linking



Hiring Help

Fiverr best for logo design and other quick tasks

Upwork best for medium-term "project" freelancers 

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Last modified: September 5, 2018