Top 15 blogs for affiliate marketer
1. Smart passive income
The owner of this website is Pat Flynn - one of the best-known affiliate marketers in the world. His site is visited by millions and he routinely generates over $100,000/month in affiliate revenue.
In this blog, he shares hundreds of posts on starting an online business, Affiliate Marketing, email marketing, blogging,… Each post is very detailed and highly informative with actual examples. One interesting feature is that these posts are attached with an audio file, so you can listen to it anytime!
2. Charles Ngo
Charles Ngo is considered to be one of the best and most influential affiliate marketers in the space. His blog is focused on building systems and automizing the processes involved in affiliate marketing. This helps clear things up and allows you to build some structure into your everyday actions so you don’t lose sight of the end goal.
His weekly email is full of business advice, affiliate marketing tips and some of his experience on what it’s like being an affiliate marketer.
The ShoeMoney blog started as the lifestyle blog of Jeremy Schoemaker and now has numerous contributing writers adding posts on a regular basis. This blog covers most things in internet marketing - from Search Engine Optimization to email marketing.
Affilorama was founded in 2006 by super affiliate marketer, Mark Ling. He’s not only in the business for over a decade but he also has so many affiliate products to help others make more money from affiliate marketing.
With an Affilorama membership, you get access to their Affiliate Marketing Quick Start Guide, a Downloadable Roadmap to Success, and 120 video lessons to start making money as an affiliate.
They also have a suite of tools, including:
- AffiloBlueprint. Easy step-by-step videos to help build a profitable affiliate website.
- AffiloTools. An online application to manage your website analytics, SEO, PPC, and social campaigns in one place.
- AffiloJetpack. A complete audience building solution with powerful keywords, content, emails, and graphics to grow your affiliate site.
The owner of this website is Luke Kling - an affiliate marketer since 2004 and one of the biggest industry names. This is a community filled with content and discussions to make you a better in affiliate.
The blog contains lots of helpful features such as:
- Affiliate Marketing guides such as setting up a campaign on popular traffic sources, using tracking software to optimize your campaigns,…
- Case studies from successful campaigns to show you what they did to make them successful
- Members postings that provide feedback on what they're doing wrong and what they're doing right.
- Landing page examples
6. High Paying Affiliate Programs
As the name suggests, this website is a great resource for identifying a bunch of different affiliate programs suitable for further inspection. There is also a blog section which contains some great articles. A key one to look out for is the State of Affiliate Marketing 2017 which gives an in-depth insight into the affiliate marketing industry, focused on the year ahead.
In addition, a great resource provided on this site is a free 7-day program to get started in affiliate marketing. You don’t even have to enter your email address.
Missy Ward is CEO and co-founder of Affiliate Summit. Its aim is providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.
Attendees at Affiliate Summit events break out into seven main categories: affiliates, influencers, affiliate managers, advertisers, OPM's/agencies, solution providers, and networks
She has also written a few books about making money through blogging, including “Make Money with Your WordPress Blog” which teaches bloggers how to integrate affiliate marketing into their blog to earn the money their work merits.
8. STM Forum
STM Forum is a hub for experienced affiliate marketers (Charles Ngo, Tim Tetra, Finch, Kokofai,…). They hand pick talented, experienced and insightful people to set the standards for forum content and discussion.
STM Forum launched in January 2011 with the goal of providing case studies and guides, and act as a hub for affiliate marketing industry veterans. Today they provide education, host conferences, local networking events, and are the #1 authoritative affiliate marketing forum.
Becoming a membership, you’ll get access to:
- Exclusive guides, tips, tricks and knowledge that’s hard to find anywhere else
- Access to special discounts and affiliate tools you need to succeed
- Access to global meet-ups and events to help you network
- Video courses and training to help you build effective campaigns
Ryan Robinson is a writer, part-time entrepreneur and content marketing consultant who specializes in helping people create blogs that generate real revenue with their site businesses.
He also has a podcast called the Side Hustle Project where he interviews successful entrepreneurs and dives into the nitty-gritty details on how to run a successful online business. One epic post of his is about starting your own blog, and one of the best ways to monetize a blog is with affiliate marketing.
10. Mobidea academy
Like ACCESSTRADE, Mobidea is a Mobile Affiliate Network focusing on CPA advertising. Their academy suggests a lot of useful affiliate instructions, tips and tools, especially on mobile that could help you push high-quality traffic and optimize your campaign.
11. Blog marketing academy
David Risley, a father of two is the founder of the blog. He has over a decade experience in online marketing and really good at selling stuff without sounding like a sales guy.
David has a unique approach to making money blogging. He doesn’t encourage you to sell ads, use AdSense, write product reviews to make money. But he educates you to start creating products and make passive income from them.
That’s how he actually makes money from his blog “Blog Marketing Academy”. If you want to create a blog monetization business model, this blog is the perfect choice for you.
John Chow, who runs this blog is an Internet marketing mogul. He’s considered as one of the oldest yet most popular Internet marketing gurus in the blogging world.
His eBook (that you can download for free from his blog) shares you how you can go from 0 to 40,000 dollars every month within 2 years. The book is nicely crafted and smartly explained. If you are a beginner, you will find his blog posts informative. He also usually makes video posts for easy consumption of content.
13. AM Navigator
AM Navigator started in 2006 by Evgenii Geno Prussakov - a University of Cambridge graduate, founder of Affiliate Management Days and Influencer Marketing Days conferences, author of bestselling "A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing" (2007), and "Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day" (2011),
From the perspective of an affiliate marketing management company as opposed to affiliate marketers themselves, this blog offers a lot of the same content (trends, stats, product reviews) but from a different angle.
They could help you with:
- Advanced affiliate program audit: analyze your current affiliate program policies, review affiliate creatives (banners, text links, landing page,…), geographic expansion advice,…
- Affiliate program management: identify prospective partners, affiliate activation (turn idle affiliates into performing ones), program optimization,…
- Affiliate program (re)launch
- Affiliate Marketing consultation
They specialize in “aggregating affiliate content and making it available to affiliates and bloggers through a series of services and tools.” Basically, they compile all of the info you need as an affiliate into one easy to use platform.
Their blog offers a lot of lists - from market trends, future predictions, to hundreds of new merchants you can become affiliates for. They started out by creating a software to fix and categorize the coupons and deals for their own site and FMTC grew from there.
You could check out their affiliate tools section - it’s ideal for those who are already established and looking for the next advantage. Newcomers could also gain some value by seeing another type of affiliate strategy/software that’s available.
15. Niche Pursuits
The founder of this blog is Spencer Haws who quit his job in 2011 to work full time online. He has not only created a lot of niche sites and started making money from them before quitting his job but also learned the art of creating great products.
To put it simply, he creates amazing products for bloggers. One among them is Long Tail Pro, a keyword research tool that helps you easily find profitable keywords within minutes.
This blog also shares a lot of practical case studies on how to start niche websites, make more money online etc.