The Best Blogging Tools for Affiliate Marketers in 2023

I’ve probably spend more time testing and researching blogging tools than is healthy (I’ve personally tested no less than 30 different hosting providers… Yeah, I know).

The silver lining here is that my affiliate marketing websites run like clockwork without me breaking the bank.

And besides, me putting all these tools through the wringer means that you don’t have to. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the best tools and resources for niche websites and blogs.

Looking for the TL;DR?

Use Kadence + Affiliate24 for your theme and Rank Math as your SEO plugin. If your site has below 50.000 monthly visitors, use Cloud86 for hosting. If you’re pulling in more visitors than that, use

Ubersuggest is a solid keyword- and backlink research tool when you’re on a low budget – otherwise go with Ahrefs.

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Our Pick

Cloud86 is fast, reliable and affordable. A winning combination for a hosting provider. I personally use them for most of my websites.

Convenient for Beginners

You can’t go wrong with SiteGround. They have some of the best support in the industry and are super easy to use. They are a little bit pricey though.

Best for Big Sites

Great if you’re looking for super fast hosting that just works. uses Cloudflare Enterprise so your site is super fast across the world.

For more about web hosting: best WordPress hosting for affiliate marketers

Our Pick

Kadence has quickly turned into one of the world’s most popular WordPress themes. With good reason. It’s easy-to-use, fast, and it looks gorgeous.

Great for Kadence Users

Super charge Kadence with an Affiliate24 theme. Save countless hours on design and the right settings. Equally suited for beginners and vets.

Great for Devs

Before Kadence came along, GeneratePress was the darling of the affiliate world. It’s still great, though there is a bit of a learning curve.  

For more about WordPress themes: best WordPress themes for affiliate marketers

Best for LiteSpeed Hosting

If you’re using LiteSpeed hosting (like Cloud86), LiteSpeed Cache is your best bet when it comes to caching plugins. The good news: it’s free.   

Great for All Other Hosting

FlyingPress is an excellent caching plugin which has started in recent years to outclass more popular caching plugins like WP Rocket.  

Affordable, Fast CDN

Cloudflare Automatic Platform Optimization (APO) is a low-cost ($5 per month) alternative to Cloudflare Enterprise. No set up needed.

Must-Have SEO Plugin

I use Rank Math Pro for all of my websites. It’s faster than alternatives like Yoast, while offering more advanced functionality (like schema).  

Best SEO Tool

Best SEO tool on the market. My only gripe with Ahrefs is that it is expensive and prices have been increasing. But if you have the budget, nothing beats it.

Decent Budget Pick

Ubersuggest does a lot that Ahrefs does as well but for a lot less money. Sure, the interface feels a bit clunky, but it does a decent enough job.

Best for Beginners

MailerLite has an excellent free plan which lets you dip your toes in the email marketing waters. It also has quite some solid advanced features but is easy to use.

Best for Bigger Email Lists

Looking to level up your email marketing game? Then check out ConvertKit which lets you do just that (and a lot more). Pricey, but worth it at some point.

Must-Have Productivity Tool

Google Workspace serves as an all-in-one collaborative environment for my team and I. Storage, content planning and SOPs can all be found here.

Best Chat Tool

I have used Slack for almost a decade now across 3 different companies. It’s my go-to team chat tool that I use on a daily basis.