I’ve compiled a list of the best premium WordPress plugins based on my current use or past experience. All of the plugins on this list are well worth the premium price if you’re looking for their desired function and almost all of these plugins I use to help make more money on my WordPress blogs (see my income reports for more details). I spent a lot of time compiling this list, but even more time working with the companies behind these plugins to provide you coupon codes to save you money. Yes, this isn’t your typical list post as I sent numerous emails and even lobbed in a couple phone calls to get these coupon codes for you. Sadly a couple companies wouldn’t offer any discount pricing, but I believe in their product so I wanted to make sure they made the list regardless of whether the price was discounted or not. Please click through the coupon code links I’ve provided below so that your discount is automatically applied (If you have an issue try manually copy / pasting the code or contact me if you still have problems).
Best WordPress Plugins:
With the OIOpublisher plugin you can create ad zones and rotate various different types of advertisements for display on your blog. You can even sell ads on your blog direct to advertisers and cut out the middle man. I currently use this plugin on every single WordPress blog I own so that I can test which ad units perform best. When it comes to ad management plugins I believe this is the best one around.
This plugin allows you to easily insert products from Amazon.com into your blog and earn commissions on the sales. I use this plugin in conjunction with specific tactics to earn thousands of dollars per month with Amazon Associates. The best part about this plugin is that you can display star ratings, the normal price, the sale price and an image thumbnail of the product and make these all be clickable Amazon affiliate links. Then you can display a short description of the product as well so you don’t have to rewrite it yourself. (Want more details? See my phpZon pro review).
PHPbay is another plugin also made by the same company that does PHPzon. The plugin allows you to easily insert products from eBay within your posts or via a sidebar ad display. It takes advantage of the eBay partner network and is an excellent supplemental income stream for the various blogs that I run. I use this on almost every single product oriented blog that I own because it’s an easy way to supplement an income stream. I’ve found that using more than one Adsense unit per page leads to lower earnings via Adsense so I like to use this plugin and get additional earnings from the eBay partner network.
Wishlist Member is a membership plugin for WordPress that allows you to control the content that is displayed on your blog to free readers or premium readers. I’m using this plugin on a site I’m developing right now and the feature set is huge (see the full list). You can control how fast the content is delivered which is great, because I’m putting together a 1 month training program and it allows me to schedule posts to become available slowly as members go through the program. This is the best membership software for WordPress I’ve ever used.
WP Robot allows you to automatically post products from Amazon, Articles, items from eBay, Clickbank products, Yahoo Answers, Flickr and more to a WordPress blog. You can download the plugin and try out the Clickbank module for free. You can then either add the modules you want individually or pay for the full plugin to get them all. I’ve tried the Clickbank version out recently on a small niche site and I’m going to try expanding this out on the mini sites I’m building as part of my niche five figure network case study. I’ve tried a few of the other auto blogging plugins but I found this one worked out the best for me.
WP Auctions is a WordPress plugin which enables you to auction anything on your Blog or WordPress powered website. An example is if you were an artist and running a blog to display your artwork you could put some of your pieces up on auction on your blog where people could bid on them. The possibilities are endless for creating your own auctions and around the web I’ve seen some pretty creative uses of this plugin. (Want more details? See my WP Auctions review)
MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate
The MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate plugin allows you to turn your ugly looking affiliate links into something like this: http://www.makemoneyontheinternet.com/go/maxblogpress.php you an also set it up to automatically convert keywords to affiliate links for you. I’m using it on this blog now and love it especially so that I can keep track of the clicks on my links as well. (Want more details? See my MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate review)
I will update this list as I find more WordPress plugins that help me in my business, but for now these are the ones I believe are the best. What do you think of the list? These are the ones I use on my WordPress blogs how about you?
Earnings Disclaimer: I do get a small commission if you purchase these WordPress plugins through the links above, but I did spend a lot of time acquiring coupon codes from these companies to save you money. If you think the work I put in to save you money was valuable please reward my efforts by purchasing the WordPress plugins through the links above. Thanks!