Whether you’re new to affiliate marketing or a seasoned pro, there’s always valuable information out there that can help you optimize for better earnings. If you know where to look and who to follow, you can find all kinds of tips and strategies, case studies that failed or succeeded, trends and insights for your niche or demographic, and other actionable information to propel your campaigns in the right direction.
Below, we’ve listed (in no particular order) our favorite go-to resources by successful affiliate marketers. If you aren’t already following them, we recommend checking out what they’ve got to say–and taking notes, because these guys know a thing or two about making money.
Shawn Collins AffiliateTip.com @AffiliateTip
Shawn’s involvement in the affiliate marketing space goes way beyond blogging. He’s won a slew of awards in the industry and speaks at conferences around the world. Plus, he’s co-founder of the wildly popular annual industry event, Affiliate Summit
. He compiles and distributes the annual AffStat report, is Co-Editor-in-Chief at FeedFront Magazine, and has several published books about affiliate marketing.
Charles Ngo CharlesNgo.com @Dr_Ngo
In his early twenties, Charles quit his job like a boss, literally, because he wanted to be his own boss. Within his first year as an affiliate marketer, he earned a million dollars in profit–and he did it by failing. Learning from experience, he was able to figure out what works and what doesn’t. In his blog, Charles shares the insights he’s gathered from both successful and not-so-successful campaigns.
Jeremy Schoemaker ShoeMoney.com @ShoeMoney
When it comes to making a ton of money with Affiliate Marketing, Jeremy’s the expert. He once earned $130,000 from AdSense in a single month, and he’s made millions with Affiliate Marketing over the last five years. His blog, which has tens of thousands of daily readers, consistently ranks in Technorati’s Top 50 Blogs.
John Chow JohnChow.com @JohnChow
John has only worked for eight months in his entire life. Now, he spends about two hours a day and earns over $40,000 a month as an affiliate marketer and CEO of TTZ Media, Inc. His blog has more than 200,000 daily readers. John’s been featured in numerous magazines and has appeared on several radio and TV shows. He’s also written several books about affiliate marketing, including Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul
, which shot to #1 on Amazon within the first week of release.
Eric Nagel EricNagel.com @EricNagel
Not only is Eric a pro affiliate marketer, but he’s also a web expert with more than 14 years of experience in programming, marketing, and service. Currently, Eric offers consulting for internet marketers and shares his expertise on his blog. He’s won the Pinnacle Award for Best Blogger in 2011 at Affiliate Summit and was a finalist for Affiliate Summit’s Affiliate of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
Luke Kling LukePeerFly.com @LukePeerFly
Luke was only 17 when he started developing websites for profit. He was hired as an affiliate marketer before graduating high school and quickly learned the ropes. In college, he joined the PeerFly team, where he currently manages over 25,000 active publishers. Between his blog, newsletter, syndicated news aggregator, and active presence on social media and industry forums, it’s no surprise that Luke is a well known figure in the affiliate marketing space.
Finch Sells http://finchsells.com/ @FinchSells
Finch is one of the proudest high school dropouts you’ll ever find. This is because, despite being an “academic failure” (his words), he’s figured out how to successfully navigate the world of affiliate marketing–and he’s really good at it. This is partially because he joined the industry in 2009, right in the middle of affiliate marketing’s own recession, and was forced to quickly learn how to swim (and avoid sinking). His blog is dedicated to cataloging his experiences as a top affiliate marketer and offering advice to those just entering the game.