The Perfect Landing Pages for Affiliate Marketing

A growing mailing list is the cornerstone of a successful online business and very popular way to monetize a mailing list is through affiliate marketing.

Depending on how you do your affiliate promotions, they can be highly effective or they can be a total flop. Check out today's video to learn 4 proven affiliate promotion strategies & see the template examples that go with them.​

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The templates shown in the video are all available in the latest version of Thrive Architect (formerly Thrive Landing Page). 

Bonus Course

We've created a bonus course that you can unlock right here. It explains the 4 affiliate marketing strategies these templates were made for, as well as exactly why they work and what to do to make them work best.

To get instant access to the course, create a free Thrive University account below or click here if you already have your account set up.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and the templates that go with it!

In the video, I mentioned an example of how I use the "Resources" type template in my own business, as an opt-in incentive. The template we've added in Thrive Architect (formerly Thrive Landing Pages) is based on the testing we did with this funnel. 

As always, if you have any questions or any feedback, please leave a comment below.

Shane

Author: Shane Melaugh

Shane Melaugh is a co-founder and the CEO of Thrive Themes. When he isn't plotting new ways to create awesome WordPress themes & plugins, he likes to geek out about camera equipment and medieval swords. He also writes about startups and marketing here.

  • Glenn says:

    Hi Shane, great post. I like the new pages.

    Unfortunately, the social sharing unlock feature doesn’t work well through Facebook on an iPad or in Safari on an iPad.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Glenn,

      Sorry about the issue with the sharing buttons. I’ll send you an email with the PDF.

  • Thor says:

    Just started looking into affiliate marketing, so this is very timely for me. Brilliant addition the the already large section of landing page templates. What I’m wondering about, is if I need to expand on the disclaimer page template generated with Thrive Themes to be FTC compliant (as an affiliate marketer), or if I can use it as it is?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Thor,

      You should never use the disclaimer page as it is. Like the note in the page generator says, you have to make sure that the content is compliant with whatever jurisdiction applies to you and if you use the template without further changes it is virtually guaranteed not to be sufficient and could get you into a lot of trouble.

  • Antonio B says:

    Shane,

    Excellent work as always … great contribution, thank you and I will start using these templates immediately to my promotions

    Shane, I really liked the effect of circle and then full screen, you do with your webcam image …

    You could tell me what software you record your videos (I guess Screenflow or Camtasia) and how to do this effect please, I would love to learn that trick

    In advance thank you very much Shane

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Antonio,

      The effects in this video were created using Premiere and After Effects. The screen recording was done with Camtasia.

  • Paul says:

    Excellent addition to the Thrive product line up….. and very well explained… thanks!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thanks for your comment, Paul!

  • Hi Shane,

    Absolutely love this! Another plugin I won’t need (review plugin), and beautifully designed affiliate pages.

    Pretty sure one of the first reviews I’ll be doing is for the Thrive products. What if I can’t think of anything negative to say about you guys? Maybe I can pick on Paul? ;)

    One question for you: Any chance of having the possibility to add half-stars for the reviews?

    Great job and thank you!

    David

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello David,

      Half stars are already possible. Just enter a value with a decimal point and it will show correctly. You’re not even limited to half stars, the stars work with any number in the first position after the decimal point.

  • Mark J says:

    Shane,

    Is it possible to use a landing page template – but – have my sites normal sidebar?

    I love some of the page elements in the landing pages and would love to use them in normal pages and the quickest way – without trying to recreate them – is to use the landing page, add the sidebar in and then tweak to my liking.

    Is this possible?

    • LEE H says:

      I’d also like to know this but for my header on these landing pages, using a TT theme.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Mark,

      We plan to create content templates like that in the future. We need to make some changes to the Content Builder and the themes before this will work correctly, though.

    • sanjay s says:

      I am also interested to have this kind of content template on post.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Hi Sanjay,

        That’s a feature we have on our development roadmap.

  • Albert says:

    I’ve spent over $3000 in internet marketing tools/edu, by far Thrive products are the most valuable, impactful and inspiring ones I use. PS I am NOT an affiliate! Lol

    • Kim George says:

      Hey there Albert! My sentiments exactly. Recently switched to Thrive Themes for my site and I could not he happier. This is such a fantastic product!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your comment, Albert! I’m happy to know that you’re getting so much value out of what we do.

  • Jim Galiano says:

    Great timing. I was just looking at review plugins yesterday. This is the perfect solution.s

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad to be of service, Jim!

  • J.L. Gibson says:

    I thoroughly enjoy your training videos and the templates Thrive Themes provides. I always learn something new and I truly appreciate how easy you make it to achieve excellence.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much!

  • Samith says:

    These are simply brilliant additions to my affiliate arsenal – this is why I LOVE Thrive themes!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Samith!

  • Angela W says:

    When I opened my email this evening and it was from you about the new “Affiliate Marketing landing pages,” I was so excited. You just made my day !

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad you like these new templates, Angela!

  • Jeremy N says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing and creating such amazing products. Keep up the great work. For some reason the BONUS Guide didn’t open/reveal after I shared it.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Sorry about this issue. I’ll send you an email with the bonus report.

  • mahmoud says:

    Thanks Shane that’s really good.

    Was wondering if there is a way to have those templates on normal blog posts instead of a landing page?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Mahmoud,

      We are planning to create “content templates” like that in the future. We need to make some changes to the Content Builder and the themes before this will work correctly, though.

      • Moe says:

        I second that. One key feature Thrive Content Builder is missing is the ability to use any TCB template on a page with a header.

        Including a site’s header on a landing page maintains the “scent” a visitor has (if they’re coming from another page on the site), and lends credibility to the lander. Also, when advertising on Adwords, Google favors landing pages that look like they’re part of a larger site (i.e. pages with a header and navigation).

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        In-content templates are on our development roadmap. There are some other changes and improvements we’ll make to the Content Builder to prepare it for this, but once we release this feature, it will be the best it can be.

  • Leon says:

    Nice tutorial…i have affiliate page about laptops. On my page i have now a price comparison table. In this table the price of 4 shops are displayed. These landingpages offers only one affiliate link. Is it smart for my business to offer only one affiliate shop link?
    Whats your opinion ?

    Leon

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Leon,

      For a comparison review, it’s good to list different options. However, you should ideally still end up with one clear recommendation. The same is true for linking to different shops and differently priced offers: I’d recommend having one clear “winner”, whether that’s the one with the cheapest price or with the best overall service.

  • Peter says:

    Good stuff as always Shane. I clicked on the G+ sign, which added, though and no link to pdf appeared.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Sorry about that, Peter. I’ll send you an email with the bonus report.

  • Fabian says:

    Same here, Shane! Woud you send me the PDF too? I`ve tweeted with the name @mischkonsum. Thanks in advance!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      I’ll send you an email with the report.

  • Asli A says:

    Very handsome (and effective) landing pages as usual… A quick question about the landing page format: although you do not want your visitor to get distracted, most of the physical product review pages have sidebars in order to offer or show other options. This landing page template eliminates that option. I wonder these templates could be transferred to another type of page using perhaps the HTML codes. Thank you Shane and your team for being always ahead of our needs…

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Directly transferring the content probably won’t work very well. We plan to create content templates like that in the future, i.e. templates that you load inside the content area of your theme. We need to make some changes to the Content Builder and the themes before this will work correctly, though.

      • Sandra T says:

        Hi Shane,

        Thank you for the pdf. Like Asli I can see a lot of use for these pages and elements in posts for product reviews.
        It would be great if you could make them available either as TCB elements or as “Landing Posts” – i.e. predefined post layouts that can be customised with TCB.

      • Shane Melaugh says:

        Hello Sandra,

        This is a feature that we will add eventually to the Content Builder. It’s very involved to create such a feature, so it won’t be anytime soon, though.

  • Charles S says:

    Not sure if my first comment went through Shane … Been having trouble with the social buttons as well to unlock the PDF bonus.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Sorry about this issue, Charles. I’ll send you the PDF via email.

  • Mike says:

    Hi Shane,

    Great content! I appreciate all the tips for the different types of review.
    BTW, the social share did not work for me either.

    Thanks

  • Sandra T says:

    Same issue with iPad sharing here. Please may I have a copy of the PDFs too?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      I will send you an email shortly.

  • O L says:

    Hey Shane,
    Thanks for sharing very informative information. this is really helpful and inspiring theme. I get a lots of idea from here.

  • Vladimír B says:

    Hi Shane, I wanted to report, but the email did not come to me.

  • DNN says:

    Do you have a video tutorial how to create an affiliate landing page and how to incorporate affiliate links and banners in it?

  • Ermin says:

    I value your guys opinion so wanted your feedback.

    So my strategy for my website is to acquire emails in exchange for a free digital guide on a subject. I have a thrive lead scroll mat to acquire emails on my main page. My landing page is a home page that is contend based. I have a preview of my blog posts on there, link to my blog, and some information about myself.

    I’ve also created a digital guide that I could potentially sell, but my idea was to sell this paid guide through an email campaign (mailchimp) after acquiring their emails from the free guide I mentioned above. I’d send them to a private page on the website I mentioned above, and that be a sales landing page.

    My other strategy is to use those emails and send them offers for certain affiliate networks i’m a part of (relevant for them)

    Cheers for any feedback!

  • Kel Tho says:

    Hi Shane, love thrive themes sooooooo much :-)
    After quite a while of taking in all the amazing information on your site this post totally hits the spot for what I’ve been looking for! I’m so grateful to have found it.
    With that in mind I need to make a start in implementing it all.
    The sole purpose for my site is to sell affiliate products in the way you’ve mentioned above, what is my first step? do i set up the the review page first or do I get a blog up and running with content to establish a relationship with my future readers?
    Please let me know i’m feeling stuck :-O
    The biggest hurdle for me is actually knowing where to start!

    Also is Rise the best theme for affiliate marketing? are there any others you can recommend?
    Thanks in advance

  • Tommy J says:

    Hi Shane,

    I also wanted the PDF, can you send me an email with the PDF?

    Thank you
    Tommy J

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