How to Earn More as an Envato Marketplaces Affiliate

by posted in Affiliate Tips
Oct 25
2013

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Becoming an Envato author isn’t the only way to earn a big income online. Some of the top Envato Marketplaces affiliates earn as much as some of the top authors. How do they do it? Read on for some tips from our marketing team on how to drive targeted traffic to the Marketplaces.

Or jump ahead and become an affiliate.

Use Targeted Banner Ads

We recently updated many of our banner ads for each Marketplace, including banner ads for specific categories of each Marketplace. You can download each of the banners here.

If you want special banners for your site, blog, newsletter, or somewhere else, you can always email the marketing team at marketing (at) envato.com

Create SEO Friendly Blog Posts

This post on AppStorm does all the little things right to generate a heap of referrals to the Marketplaces. How do they do it? They created a catchy tagline for something that sells well on the Marketplaces (Keynote Templates), and which is something that people search for frequently on Google. They then used an H1 tags on the post title and H2 tags on the post subtitles. To cap it off, they used some catchy graphics for each item, and added some teaser text at the top of the post.

Here are some more SEO tips from our in-house SEO expert Saijo, relating to making item pages SEO friendly. Many of these tips are applicable to your own blog or website in addition to author item pages.

Promote Limited Time Discounts

We run limited-time discounts on collections of items, historically titled ‘Bundles’, at least a couple of times per year, and we’re looking at running more and more types of limited time discounts in the future. These types of promos typically generate some of the highest conversion rates out of all items. You can learn about new promotions as they happen by signing up for the Envato Bundles newsletter here.

Use Handy Affiliate Plugins that Recommend Items Automatically

A bunch of forward-thinking authors have built some custom scripts and plugins specifically to help affiliates increase their earnings. For example, here’s a plugin that recommends related Marketplace items based on the title of your blog post. Browse all affiliate scripts and plugins here.

Promote New and Growing Categories on the Marketplaces

The Envato Marketplaces are constantly changing and evolving with the times, and following new and growing categories can be one of the best ways to drive extra revenue as an affiliate. For example, we just launched Ghost themes about a week ago.

To see what’s coming up, you can follow our Envato Most Wanted competitions. Some of the latest categories of items to come out of these competitions are ePublishing teamplates, Kinetic typography video templates, and Muse website templates.

Do each of these things and you can surely earn a bunch more from our affiliate program. If you have other ideas on how to promote Marketplace items or want to work on some type of special partnership, please get in touch at marketing (at) envato.com .

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  1. greenline on the 27th October

    Useful information, thanks for sharing!

  2. rambo on the 12th November

    What if I click on the banner to my own clients?

    • Alex on the 12th November

      If I’m understanding you correctly, yes you can add your affiliate ID to any link that sends traffic to your own items. You could also share a link with your affiliate ID to your clients if you are directing them to the marketplaces.

  3. Motionweeknight on the 12th November

    Great information thank you

  4. Imran on the 19th November

    Just started Affiliate marketing with Envato. Looking forward for a great experience.

  5. Eddy Woj on the 20th November

    Thanks for your advice… I’m planning to work on affilation with Envato for my next blog.

  6. sergio on the 6th December

    can I use apps like Windows store app will it work ?

    • Alex on the 3rd March

      Not sure that works specifically, but if you send traffic to a web address, and that address includes your ID in the referral link than you should get credited correctly. You can check your affiliate stats right after sending traffic to see if clicks are being tracked.

  7. Paul on the 18th December

    Are affiliate commissions only paid on the initial deposit or purchase?
    What about a returning customer who continues to purchase more products?
    Do we receive commissions form these or just the first initial purchase/deposit?

    • Alex on the 3rd March

      Just the initial deposit by new accounts referred by you. Agreed, its not perfect.

  8. Stephen Brian on the 8th January

    Thanks for the great tips. I am affiliated with Envato for long and now thinking to promote it exclusively.
    Is there any way that we can get a sitewide 20% coupon (if not possible 10%) so that we can convert more customers to buy Envato products? Thank you.

    • Alex on the 3rd March

      Its on the radar, but we don’t have coupon codes currently :(

  9. zeeshan on the 16th January

    When you send a user to your affiliate link, as soon as they go to a different page the referral id from the link is gone? How will this be tracked?

  10. zeeshan on the 16th January

    ok found this http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/198

    Might be helpful for others :-)

    • Alex on the 3rd March

      Thanks for sharing :)

  11. chaviori on the 30th January

    what about the payment? is it only get credit?

    • Alex on the 3rd March

      Yup, you can withdraw affiliate earnings, or even set up an automatic withdrawal.

  12. Ikhsan Syahruddin on the 13th February

    That’s great. Very useful information that we need to get start become an affiliate. Thanks

  13. Trent on the 2nd March

    This is really cool information to not only boost traffic to the Envato affiliate links but to other affiliate networks too.

    Another blog post above mentions about if you will make 10% off coupons etc.. Is this something that you would develop to help drive traffic from affiliates?

    • Alex on the 3rd March

      Hey Trent – Yup, we’re considering coupons. If we launch them, we’ll definitely announce them around the marketplaces and in newsletters.

  14. Sushant on the 15th March

    You should grant a returning visitor commission for atleast 2-5% share as a token amount for their hard work. Think of it, as many affiliated users will be benefited along with your company…

  15. Jeff on the 25th March

    How do you see what you have earned and how do you place a requested withdraw, is there a limit?

  16. Provn on the 25th March

    Can I use ourself affiliate link to buy themes for clients and friends ?

  17. Giovanni on the 26th March

    I would like to set up my website http://www.flikac.com same as http://www.wpexplorer.com. Once the user clicks on a product it will be taken to your site to purchase it. How to do this?

    Thank you

  18. Alex on the 19th April

    my own affiliate website http://envatoproducts.com

  19. Quentin on the 22nd April

    Hi, this programme seems great! But on average, how much does an affiliate really make? Just a average round figure.

    Thanks

    • Adrian Try on the 23rd April

      Hi Quentin. I don’t have any figures, but I imagine it varies quite a bit, depending on how much traffic your website gets.

  20. pixcoffee.com on the 19th July

    you write that i get 30% commission of the first purchase.. it’s not clear if i get something from next purchases.. please explain me this.. thanks

  21. robin on the 26th July

    i use my Referral link for my client..
    “http://codecanyon.net/?ref=robinpal” he create new account but is not show in any registered member in Earnings menu.
    why..

    • Jeff on the 28th July

      I’ve never gotten one referral from over six months, something is not working.

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