There are tons of affiliate networks with great partnership programs. Each affiliate program have it’s good and bad sides.
Most WordPress owners maintain their site and earn by participating in one or more affiliate programs.
But most website owners have difficulty to easily add products from several affiliate networks and setting to automatically update prices and affiliate products in WordPress.
Or when creating comparison price list with auto updated prices and products. Or even set and forget site with autoblogging feature.
If you are regular reader, you probably know this is not only WordPress website that I manage. I have few affiliate oriented niche sites made using WordPress under my wing.
If you have decided to start making money from your blog or website, one of the smartest ways to do this is by entering the niche affiliate marketing arena. Heck, even this site pays its bills thanks to affiliate links.
The goal of affiliate sites is to refer a visitor to a product or service, and then earn a percentage of any transactions that take place.
Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that. But it is way of generating an income online that has a very low barrier to entry, little technical knowledge needed to get started, and a minimal financial investment required.
When combined with WordPress, affiliate marketing could be the model you are looking for to supplement or even replace your current income stream.
WordPress offers tons of plugins and themes in that field so it is not hard to find what you need and start building websites using various affiliate networks available.
There are great plugins and themes, free and paid, which practically do the job for you. They autopopulate your website with affiliate products in matter of minutes.
You can make deals, review, store, blog, coupon, compare prices site….
There is much more behind just populating website with affiliate products.
If you want to succeed there are many aspects you need to follow. But I will not go into that. That is too broad topic and will leave it for some other post.
Amazon and Ebay are most popular affiliate networks to target. But there are many, many more.
I have encountered plugins and themes which lacked of features, by my opinion, necessary when building affiliate sites using WordPress.
Main problem is keeping price of products updated. If you populate your site with affiliate products from various affiliate networks and decide to show price, you understand what pain in the ass can be when prices change.
Finding plugin that can automatically update prices of affiliate products when they change is like hitting a jackpot. Sure, there are tons of plugins and themes for Amazon affiliate network that can do that.
But what if I want that option for LinkShare, CJ, Zanox and other affiliate networks?
Luckily, I finally found plugin which provide automatic update of affiliate product prices in WordPress site and much more.
Content Egg is a WordPress plugin that allows you to add additional content to your posts. With few easy steps you can add images, videos, news, messages from social networks and other materials.
Its main purpose is creating niche websites. Content Egg has support for variety of popular affiliate networks.
Photos, videos, product offerings, text content, manuals, social news…. Content Egg can auto populate your posts with all this.
That will make your post content useful to visitors and attractive to search engines. For example, you write a short article review of the new laptop, and all the additional content is added automatically by the plugin.
Before you can start working with the Content Egg you need to activate and configure plugin modules. To do this, go to the main menu Content Egg →Settings.
Modules of free version are Amazon, Google Images, YouTube, Commission Junction Links, Freebase, Affili.net Coupons.
Additional modules of PRO version are Ebay, Zanox, Aliexpress, CJ Products, Affili.net Products, Linkshare, Flickr, Bing Images, Google Books, Google News, Twitter, VK news, Yandex Market…
Modules are divided as Content modules and Affiliate modules. Most modules receive data through official API.
To start using plugin, you will need to register in appropriate services or affiliate networks. Then you will need to set their access keys to the API, and other provided settings of the modules.
Some features of Content Egg WordPress plugin include:
Setting up modules is explained in documentation that comes with the plugin in case you need help. Some content modules even have multi-language support.
Content Egg plugin adds search for content section to posts and pages. You just enter a keyword and click “Search.”
Plugin then searches and displays the results to you. Then you need to choose what to add to the post and edit the results.
Content modules are: Bing images, Flickr photos, Freebase, Google books, Google images, Google news, Yandex market products and reviews, Twitter feed, VKontakte news and YouTube video. New modules will be added.
Affiliate Program Modules
The plugin allows you add products from various stores and monetize clicks through direct affiliate programs or CPA-networks.
Modules of affiliate programs work on same principle as content modules. You can search for items in the post and add the selected items to that same post in your WordPress admin.
Right now Content Egg provides the ability to work with this affiliate programs: Amazon (US, UK, DE, FR, IT,…), eBay (including local stores), Aliexpress (native affiliate program and CPA-network), Zanox, Commission Junction (offers and coupons), Affili.net (offers and coupons) and Linkshare.
New affiliate networks will be added. You can suggest your favorite affiliate programs and author may implement them.
Modules of affiliate programs have various useful options. For example, select only the products with good conversion, specify filters for minimum commission, lowest price, seller rating etc.
Important feature of working with partners is to maintain products up to date. Content Egg automatically makes a search for the new products by keyword and update products on the site.
Some modules of affiliate programs are able to update not only all products completely, but also they can automatically update price and some other information about already added products.
When you save the post, the data of Content Egg modules is also stored in the standard custom fields of WordPress.
This means, if you wish, you can get this information and use it in your custom modules and plugins. Default output templates for using Content Egg are provided with plugin.
There is a set of templates for different modules but you can also create your own templates.
The data of plugin can be displayed according to the setting of search module:
When you use shortcode, you can also choose preferred output template. Each shortcode has additional settings.
Content Egg works with any WordPress theme, and with any standard views of blogs or pages.
After setting up and activating desired modules, you will have option to search and add different content per each enabled module in your posts.
After saving the post, all data of Content Egg plugin will also be stored in the Custom Fields.
By default the data of Content Egg will be automatically “attached” at the beginning or end of the post when displaying on the site.
You can also manually integrate content of any module in any place of post by adding appropriate shortcode in the post.
Content Egg plugin can create sites on autopilot. You only need to type keywords and plugin will find products, images, videos and other content based on your schedule.
Plugin searches and displays relevant content which is mix from different modules.
Such sites look good and provide value for visitors. They also get traffic from search engines because pages are optimized for keywords.
You only job is to find good keywords with low competition but with enough product quantity. You can create sites in different languages.
To use Content Egg WordPress PRO plugin you will need to purchase a license key. With one license you can use plugin on one domain/website.
Activating license is performed only once and cannot be changed to link to another domain name (If you want to transfer license to another domain, you will need to pay $5).
The price depends on the number of purchased licenses:
License entries you to use Content Egg plugin for unlimited time, support via E-mail and automatic updates for 12 months.
After the expiration of 12 month, plugin will continue to work. But you will not receive automatic updates nor support.
You can extend the updates and support for all your domains/licenses for another year for $15.00 (single payment for all your licenses).
If you purchase 5 licenses, you will get five different license for every domain/site.
No at the moment.
You can make websites in english, russian, german, italian and many other languages. Most modules support multilingual.
It depends on what kind of site you want. It is recommended adding unique text content.
The author owns the rights to content. Most modules receive content through the official API services. Carefully read the rules and characteristics of each service when accessing the API and use them on your websites.
You should independently determine what materials you have the right to publish on your website and on what conditions
You can use the license at any time when you are ready.
Content Egg is plugin from maker of REHub – Directory, Shop, Coupon, Affiliate Theme.
If you didn’t hear for REHub ( shame on you ) it is popular and powerful WordPress theme to create shop, affiliate, coupon, directory…..website.
Content Egg works with any WordPress theme. But it works even better in combination with REHub.
From 4.8.1 version of theme, there is extended support for Content Egg plugin.
How much time do you spend to add images, relevant videos, books, news, photos and affiliate products to post?
You have to go on YouTube, find videos, then on Google images, Flickr, Amazon, Twitter, Google news, etc. Searching relevant additional content, formatting, adding to post.
It all takes too much time for each article. With Content Egg you can quickly have posts filled with relavant images, videos, useful information…. and ready for monetization.
Setting up modules is very easy. Maybe 2-3 minutes depending on module.
Content Egg is all in one WordPress plugin for adding additional content from open sources and best affiliate offers from different affiliate systems to your posts.
All modules have few/more options, depending on module. It is very simple to use.
Just insert keyword, and plugin will search all available content from activated modules.
Then you just choose items which you want to insert. Plugin can also insert content from modules automatically.
Content Egg plugin can store images from modules to your server and even set featured image to your post if you choose to do so.
Most importantly, plugin will automatically update price and availability in all affiliate modules. No need to manually check and correct prices when they change.
If you want you can even make price product comparisons from various affiliate networks using Content Egg plugin. Create comparison lists of deals, even from different affiliate systems very easy using provided templates.
With all that said this is worthy plugin. There are other plugins, like WP Robot or Datafeedr, which can also provide what Content Egg makes possible. But Content Egg makes it all much simpler.
Now to you. Which tools/plugins do you use to keep affiliate product prices updated and to populate site content? Let me know in comments below!
Create comparison lists, automatically import products from affiliate networks, automatically update prices of affiliate products on your site, showcase various deals from different shops from particular product and much more. This plugin is must have for any serious affiliate marketeer.
Hello, my name is Matija but everybody calls me Kasa. I started this site to earn lots of money so that I never have to work again. Just lay down on a beach, drinking cocktails day after day while hot, beautiful chicks fight for my attention.Ok, now seriously. I love making websites, especially in WordPress. Hope reading content on this site you will find helpful tips, tutorials, comparisons, and product reviews for your business.
First, thanks for your article because I’m looking for a plugin like that… This is a very detail guide that I love from the first sigh!
I think there are a lot waiting me to discovering, save it!
Content Egg is a great plugin. I use it and strongly recommend.
I need to use it to importo coupon from zanox using the API and import on my blog on wordpress… the plugin works?
I use this plugin to import products and to autoupdate prices for various Affiliate networks.
I also use Zanox as one of modules. But not sure about coupon importing. I think it could work. It would be best to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for the nice review Kasa, do you know if I can use content egg pro for an affiliate shop between 5000 and 10000 Products?
greets from germany
Yes, you can. There is no limit on number of products.
Nice plugging, I will surely give it a try but one thing I would like to ask you, Kasa, You had said Automatically import, compare and update?? I mean it sounds like weird, what does that mean by automatically doing all the things?? plz put a light on it.
By that I meant it can automatically update products with prices, automatically update those prices on set interval as well as products and you can create price comparison from different stores for particular product.
Hope it clears doubts now.
does it work same with other theme like sozo as it work with rehub i mean price comparison table etc.
Yes, it is compatible with other themes too.
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