There is no doubt that affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. It is all about selling products online to customers.
However, selling online is very different from other forms of making money online like Google Adsense.
Selling a product can be 10 times more difficult than getting clicks on ads.
In fact, so many new bloggers fail to become successful affiliate marketers. Hence, to boost the confidence of such bloggers I wrote this article containing a list of the top 10 affiliate marketers.
These affiliate marketers are for real and their success can help you to realize that if they can do it then you can do it too.
Here are the top 10 affiliate marketers you must know about.
1. Pat Flynn
No. 1 Affiliate marketer in our Top 10 list is Pat Flynn and his blog SmartPassiveIncome.
Although the name of the website suggests passive income. But, there isn’t anything passive when it comes to his site.
The reason why he is one of the best affiliate marketers in the world right now is the transparency of his blog and the availability of quality content on the site.
SmartPassiveIncome is a very detailed site with lots of information on it. If you are new to this site then I recommend you start with reading his story on the “About” page.
Then move on to reading his “Income Reports” for monthly income.
Later on, you can go through his blogs, podcasts, courses, and other resources present on this site. Pat Flynn ensures that his readers don’t have to go anywhere else if they want to learn affiliate marketing.
I’m pretty much sure after going through his entire website you will be totally convinced why he is making around $145,000 a month.
In a nutshell, two things stand out about Pat Flynn, the first one is transparency as he shares monthly income and the second is the abundance of content in all forms written, videos, and podcasts.
- Name: Pat Flynn
- Blog: SmartPassiveIncome
- Estimated Earnings: $145,000 a month
2. John Chow
The reason why John Chow makes second on the list is that he also earns $100,000+ (approx.) a month.
When it comes to showing income his blog JohnChow pompous than Pat Flynn’s SmartPassiveIncome. One major difference between these two is branding.
John chow is a much popular brand name than Pat Flynn.
Read his free eBook where John tells you how he made over $100,000 a month from $0 in just a few years.
There is another one where he tells how you can make over $40,000 per month in just 2 years working only 2 hours a day.
He also loves to boast his lifestyle by sharing articles like “Over $30,000 before 9 AM – Another day In the Life of John Chow” and “Meet the New Driving with John Chow Jaguar F Type”.
There is no doubt that John makes over a million dollars in a year but the question is can he inspire other affiliate marketers to do the same? Well! I leave it up to you to decide!
However, do read his eBooks.
- Name: John Chow
- Blog: JohnChow
- Estimated Earnings: $100,000+ (approx.) a month
3. Mark Ling
The third affiliate marketer on the list that can inspire you is Mark Ling of Affilorama.
Mark Ling founded Affilorama in the year 2006. Before founding Affilorama Mark was a prolific affiliate marketer. Back then there were only a few genuine affiliate marketers present online and he was one of them.
To be honest, Affilorama is one of the best guides for a newbie who wants to excel in the world of affiliate marketing. Mark Ling applies his 8 years long experience in his tutorials.
You can become a member of the site and learn A to Z about affiliate marketing.
Affilorama is more of a B2C website where they offer services to new affiliate marketers.
- Name: Mark Ling
- Blog: Affilorama
- Estimated Earnings: As of 2017, Mark Ling’s current net worth is estimated at $12 million
iAmAttila is one of the top, most known affiliate marketers in the industry. He started full-time in 2008 and after switching to paid advertising in 2012 has continued to enjoy the benefits of the affiliate marketing industry.
Known as one of the bluntest, to the point affiliate marketers iAmAttila’s honesty has helped him gain recognition in the industry as one of those guys that just does not BS around.
He is constantly publishing very detailed tutorials, running amazing case studies to put myths to the test using real data, and can be found chatting with other affiliate marketers in Skype masterminds groups and on Facebook groups like iAmAffiliate.
Recently he also started one of the top affiliate marketing forums for advanced marketers named iAmAffiliate forum.
- Name: iAmAttila
- Blog: iAmAttila
- Estimated Earnings: $1,000,000/year
5. Matthew Woodward
Matthew Woodward is just like Pat Flynn where he would like to share monthly income on his website Matthew Woodard.
His site is all about internet marketing and making money online. He writes about blogging, SEO, email marketing, social media, conversion, etc.
The unique thing about his blog posts is they are very detailed and well researched with all the information given in one place.
He also gives B2B services like SEO, affiliate marketing, etc.
According to Matthew’s income report, he made over $21,000 in the month of October 2017. His income hovers around $20,000 – $25,000 per month.
- Name: Matthew Woodward
- Blog: Matthewwoodward
- Estimated Earnings: Around $20,000 – $25,000 per month
6. Harsh Aggarwal
Harsh Aggarwal is one of the top Indian bloggers and one of the top affiliate marketers in the world. I’m pretty much sure his meteoric rise will not only inspire Indian bloggers but also bloggers around the world.
His blog ShoutMeLoud has seen exponential growth in traffic and income in the last year. Fortunately Harsh also likes to share his monthly income.
You will be surprised to know in July 2017 he made over $52,000 as compared to $32,000+ in June 2017. So in just one month 60% hike in his earnings!
If you look closely at his income report you will find his main source of income is affiliate marketing.
Although his blogs are poorly written. But, he still thrives on branding.
- Name: Harsh Aggarwal
- Blog: ShoutMeLoud
- Estimated Earnings: $52,000+ per month
7. Zac Johnson
Zac Johnson has over 20 years of experience when it comes to making money online.
Zac’s blog ZacJohnson has over 1000 articles based on his real-life experiences.
All the articles are well written and affiliate marketers would love to read them. He also regularly podcasts on his site.
- Name: Zac Johnson
- Blog: ZacJohnson
- Estimated Earnings: Around $25,000 – $30,000 per month
8. Charles Ngo
Charles Ngo is another dynamic affiliate marketer who created not one but two million dollar companies by the time he turned 30.
On his website Charlesngo, he promises to teach new affiliate marketers how to make $500/day from the comfort of their home. All of his articles are well written.
He gives complete training to those who want to become an affiliate marketer.
- Name: Charles Ngo
- Blog: Charlesngo
- Estimated Earnings: Not Disclosed.
9. Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is one of the best bloggers in the world. Actually, he is more of a blogger than an affiliate marketer.
But as a matter of fact, his substantial part of earnings comes from selling eBooks and other products.
Content on his blog ProBlogger is superb and you must read all of them if you want to learn to blog.
- Name: Darren Rowse
- Blog: ProBlogger
- Estimated Earnings: We’ve no idea about his income but it is definitely around $15,000 – $20,000 (tentative) through affiliate marketing.
10. Rae Hoffman
Rae Hoffman is just more than an affiliate marketer. She is a blogger, speaker, writer, and auditor too.
She founded the website Sugarrae where is she had written about affiliate marketing, blogging, Google Adsense, etc.
However, her forte is affiliate marketing. Right now she is an SEO consultant.
- Name: Rae Hoffman
- Blog: Sugarrae
- Estimated Earnings: Her income is not known.
Wrapping it up!
So these were the top 10 affiliate marketers and their famous blogs that you must know. There are many others like ShoeMoney, Entrepreneurs-Journey, NichePursuits which are equally good.
I recommend you to visit all 10 websites mentioned above in the list and read more about their content.