Symbolic links are absolutely fine. It's the way I do all my plugins. NPM can even manage links for you using npm link
[nodebb-plugin-affiliate] Affiliate Plugin
The NodeBB Affiliate plugin allows you to integrate some of best and most well-known affiliate programs available. You'll be able to monetise links on your forum to over 35,000 retailers.
Optional product information in posts for Ebay, Amazon, Aliexpress and Flipkart links.
You'll find more information about it below:
Let me know if there are any other affiliation programs out there that would be of interest to add to the plugin.
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Wow this looks amazing, great work!
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Will this work for NodeBB 0.9.4 ?
Yes, it works fine on 1.0(ish). I'm currently running it on forum.mysensors.org.
But I removed it from binpress as there were zero interest in buying it.
Well, if someone still is interested they can contact me on email@example.com. I would need some time to prepare a new release.
Cost is €79, where 25% is donated back to the NodeBB project.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is internet advertising that allows any online business to affiliate themselves with web site owners (known as affiliates or publishers) using affiliate programs. Affiliates make money by generating sales, leads and traffic for the Merchants business.
How does it work?
The NodeBB Affiliation Plugin will try to replace outgoing links in your NodeBB forum on-the-fly to a variant you can monetize from. Some of the affiliation programs allow the plugin to fetch product and stock information which optionally can be displayed directly in post. This increases the chances of a successful sales lead and adds valuable information for the forum visitor.
How much money can I make?
It all depends on the affiliation program you've signed up for and what type of link content your forum members create. The commissions for referring a buyer can range from 1% to up to 25% of the sales price depending on product category. The average commission usually ends up in the 3-5% range.
Will my users notice any difference?
The normal users will not see any difference on your forum. Some of the outgoing links will contain an extra parameter to inform the affiliation program that you referred the link. If you choose to enable the product information in posts (supported by amazon, ebay, aliexpress and flipkart) the user will see something like the picture above.
Why does the plugin cost money?
The time invested developing and support this plugin isn't free. Sensnology is a pro Open Source company and we contribute to many different open source projects. But for the Affiliation Plugin, which most probably will render your site an substantial income we'd like to try a new way of supporting open source projects by sending off 25% of the income from this plugin back to the NodeBB team. Hopefully it will buy the guys a couple of beers.
Installing the plugin is easy but you have to have access to the NodeBB server.
Unpack the plugin files recevived after puchase in your NodeBB npm_modules directory.
> cd <NodeBB Installation Folder>/npm_modules > tar xvfz <Download Directory>/nodebb-plugin-affiliate.tag.gz
Activate plugin under "Extend"->"Plugins"
Configure plugin under "Installed Plugins"->"Affiliate". Sign up to the affiliation programs you find interesting and enter the information as instructed.
Restart forum and you're ready to go.
Supported Affiliate Programs
AliExpress is a global retail marketplace targeted at consumers worldwide.
Amazon is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world.
EBAY PARTNER NETWORK (EPN)
Ebay is one of the largest online auction and shopping website in the world.
Flipkart is the leading Indian e-commerce marketplace.
VigLink can monetize links to over 35,000 retailers.
Avantlink has 250 retailers in their network.
Fancy product "box" image
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Please update your first post in this topic. Remove binpress and add a link to your last post. It looks to be a great plug-in for everyone who want to monetize forum traffic.