10 Best WordPress Plugins to Monetize Your Blog in 2018

March 30, 2018

Recently, Forbes published an article listing websites and blogs that accrue impressive revenues. CopyBlogger is slated to earn $1 million a month, yes, you heard it right! This is the potential of blogging. In addition to pursuing your hobby, you can become a millionaire.

To accomplish this purpose, your content should be overwhelming, and you should deploy online marketing tactics to target the right audience. If your blog is built on WordPress, you need you can rely on plugins to monetize your blog.

There are numerous ways to earn money via blogging – advertisements, affiliate marketing, selling digital products, providing online services, and so on. Interestingly, there are WordPress plugins that can boost website performance along with harnessing the potential of these money-making strategies. Let’s have a look at some of the best WordPress plugins to monetize your blog.

AdSense Plugin WP QUADS

WP QUADS is the revamped version of the widely acclaimed Quick Adsense plugin. You can utilize WP QUADS plugin for placing text and display advertisements at appropriate positions on your website. It supports advertisement networks such as Google AdSense and others.

Since responsive websites are a trend nowadays, WP QUADS allows you to curate responsive ads and AMP supported ads. Multi-language support and easy import/export of data are welcoming features.

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Ad Inserter – WordPress Ads Management

Ad Inserter is a flexible ad management plugin packed with advanced functions. The plugin is suitable for ad networks like Google AdSense, Amazon Native Ads, Media.net, affiliate ads from Commission Junction, ClickBank, and so on. It is compatible with ads written in Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.

The plugin can be used to place ads in numerous positions, by either placing them manually or randomly. In the premium version, you are entitled to access features like geo-location and A/B Testing.

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Instapage WordPress Plugin

Selling products and services via special launches is one of the best ways to accrue massive earnings. Instapage WordPress Plugin assists you in creating landing pages that will drive the sales on your blog.

Instapage offers more than 100 templates for designing an appealing landing page suitable for your industry. Further, you can integrate Instapage with services like Google Analytics, Zapier, MailChimp, GoToWebinar, AWeber, and others for enhanced functionality.

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Do you know e-retail revenues will amount to $3.3 trillion in 2019? You can be a part of this revolution by integrating an e-commerce store on your WordPress website. WooCommerce is the ultimate tool that will facilitate the online shopping mechanism on your WordPress website.

The plugin is suitable for both physical and digital products, seamless integration with payment gateways like PayPal, Stripe, Amazon Payment, etc, and the open-source allows extensive customization scope. To experience unrestricted functioning, consider investing in a premium version.

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WP Product Review Lite

You should seriously consider adding review posts on your website. Around 85% visitors are influenced by the reviews before making a purchase. WP Product Review Lite will assist in developing review posts on your WordPress website. Add genuine views and ratings, discussing pros and cons, information in a tabulated format, and much more.

You can also add information blocks by inserting code snippets. Further, you can add purchase buttons to drive the product sales. The responsive parameter works well with varying screen sizes.

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ThirstyAffiliates Affiliate Link Manager

Affiliate marketing is the best way to accumulate impressive wealth. ThirstyAffiliates is an apt tool for cloaking long affiliate links and develop them into short URLs. Afterward, you can insert these links into texts and images.

Categorize your affiliate links according to the names or types. In addition to adding links, you can analyze the performance of affiliate links as well. There is a provision for link redirects as this will safeguard links from getting scraped.

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Sumo – Free Tools to Automate your Site Growth

List building is a practical way of increasing your sales and revenue. You can deploy Sumo to collect email information of visitors, and integrate Sumo with services like AWeber, MailChimp, ConstantContact, etc to send regular newsletters.

In addition to this, you can enable instant sharing of posts, images, videos on social media sites. Features like floating bar, welcome mat, scroll bar, highlighter, etc increase call-to-action and engage users with your website content.

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Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads plugin offers an e-commerce solution for exclusively selling digital products like ebooks, software, photos, songs, documents, graphics, and so on. To support sales of digital products, there are numerous features like integration with payment gateways, customer reviews and ratings, recurring downloads, newsletters, integration with AWeber and MailChimp, and much more.

With the premium version, you can also track commission of associated vendors. Easy Digital Download plugin is available in multiple languages.

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LearnPress – WordPress LMS Plugin

Be a pioneer in the field of education and training by installing LearnPress on your WordPress website. The plugin is a learning management system for dispensing crucial information in the form of online courses, tests, and quizzes. You can also issue certificates on successful completion of courses.

The plugin allows you to create a learning environment wherein teachers and students can interact with each other. The capability of the plugin stuns you when you are able to create Udemy-like courses without many efforts.

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Paid Memberships Pro

As evident by the name, the plugin supports all kinds of activities pertaining to memberships or subscriptions on your website. Install Paid Memberships Pro to manage your website content. Allow access to selected customers who pay the subscription fees. Further, synchronize plugin with payments gateways and subscription management services to enhance the functionality.

You can manage subscriptions and content on the basis of location, subscription levels, type of content, and much more. There are more than 60 add-ons for uplifting the functionality of Paid Memberships Pro.

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Now you are aware of crucial methods of monetizing your WordPress website. Install these money-making plugins to generate revenue from your website. Based on your forte and customer demand, deploy a suitable method for creating valuable and saleable content on your WordPress blog.


About the Author:

Anil Parmar is the co-founder of Glorywebs, a wordpress web development company aiming to help clients with services like mobile apps, IoT, AngularJS, NodeJS and more. Mobile apps, WordPress themes and plugins we develop have a common # 1 goal: Keep it as simple as possible for end users. Find him on Twitter @abparmar99 & say Hi!


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  1. Enstine Muki says:    •   2 years

    Hi Anil,
    I use a couple of these plugins including ThirstyAffiliates as Affiliate Marketing is one of the main ways I monetize my blog.

    I’m working on my next product which is a paid membership platform for cryptocurrency. I will be taking a closer lookt LearnPress and Paid Memberships Pro to deliver the course.

    Thanks for making it awesome

    1. Anil Parmar says:    •   2 years

      Hi Enstine,

      Glad it helped (:

      Would be great if you could share your feedback after those plugins here.


  2. Paul Bass says:    •   2 years

    Thank you. There are so many plugins out there. Right now, monetization really needs to be my strategy. I will add a couple of these very soon.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   2 years Author

      Awesome, Paul! Glad you found this post helpful. 🙂

  3. Sam says:    •   2 years

    Choosing a plugin to monetize a blog is little hard work as it can also affect website speed. I am using the first one, AdSense Plugin WP QUADS to show ads on my blog and I am also comfortable with the free version.

    Thanks for sharing awesome plugin list!

  4. Raul Sharma says:    •   8 months

    I am developing custom plugins for all types based on subscriptions. Thank you for sharing list of plugins that works best for subscription sites.