Top 10 Affiliate Marketers You Need to Follow to be Successful

If you want to make money online then you might know that affiliate marketing is the best way to do it. You could make a lot of money with affiliate marketing however it is the most difficult way to do it. Only few marketers are successful making money with affiliate marketing. Others fail because they don’t have any clue how to do it.

You cannot expect to make a fortune with affiliate marketing overnight. It takes years of experience to learn every trick of the trade. Following below mentioned 10 affiliate marketers have made their fortune in this business.

One need to understand that they haven’t done this overnight but it took years of learning and experimenting new things. They invested money and time to reach there.

Top Affiliate Marketers

So these are 10 affiliate marketers that you should follow if you want to be a successful affiliate marketer.

1. Pat Flynn

My first pick is Pat Flynn. He is my number one affiliate marketer present on the Internet. He started his online business in the year 2008 after he was laid off from his job. Pat-Flynn

He worked on his website for one and half years and his first income through affiliate marketing and other channels was around $8000. Then he took his income from $8000 in Nov 2008 to more than $50,000 in 2013.

Pat Flynn has been a phenomenal success when it comes to affiliate marketing. The best part is transparency because he is very open about what he is doing and he has given full detail of his monthly income since 2008 to this date.

Although his income comes from various channel but 80% of the income is from affiliate marketing. I recommend you to visit his website and read more about his journey and success in the field.

Some of the websites are

Last Month Income: $53,000+

2. John Chow

John Chow is the second affiliate marketer in our countdown list. Many consider him a revolutionary figure when it comes to affiliate marketing. Just like Pat Flynn, John Chow has been able to take his online business to a whole new level in just 2 to 3 years. John_Chow

John Chow started from nothing and today his estimated monthly income is well over $50,000. He claims, that he work only for 2 hours a day and earn this much amount of money. You may not like to believe about his working hours but the income that he generates monthly is very true.

His recent book was Make Money Online: Roadmaps of a Dot Com Mogul. His website has over 200,000 monthly visitors. He is also number one internet marketers in the list of top 50 Canadian Internet Marketing Blogs.

As a new marketer you could read his blogs and find out how he uses his mind to make such an amount of money.

3. Jeremy Schoemaker

Well! I do not think this guy needs any introduction. Jermey Schoemaker is a well known figure on the internet because of his most viewed image holding a Google Adsense check of worth $132,000+. Jeremy_Schoemaker

So everyone knows about him that he has made fortune in affiliate marketing. According to an estimate he has made millions of dollars with affiliate marketing.

In 2003, he started his blog and turned the things around. When he was 28 years old he was running into a debt of $50,000 and severe overweight problem. But after launching his blog he was able to make more money in just one month than his entire life.

In 2007 with his partner Jeremy launched Auction Ads and eBay affiliate marketing services. His blog has a loyal readership of 30,000 people and it ranks top 50 affiliate marketing blogs in Technorati list.

  • Main website:
  • Estimated earnings in 5 Years: $2,000,000 to $4,000,000

4. Neil Patel

My fourth pick is the Neil Patel. Although Neil Patel is not exactly an affiliate marketer but he is closed to it.


He has emerged as a most successful entrepreneur at very young age.

Neil created his first company Crazy Egg. He wanted to sell the company for $10 million but no one was read

y to pay for it. He tried his best to sell Crazy Eggs to venture capitalist but no one was interested. Finally, they tried to make this business profitable.

Eventually, crazy egg succeeded but Neil wanted to start another company and he did it. He named his new company called KISSmetrics, a company which is like Google Analytics. Neil spends all his time to make KISSMetrics a 100 million dollar company in coming years.

His main websites are:

Estimated Worth of his companies: $5 million to $10 million

5. Affiliate Summit

Affiliate Summit is a program which helps new affiliate marketers to learn about affiliate marketing. Affiliate Summit was founded by Missy Ward and Shawn Collins in the year 2003. missy_beret

They organize seminars, events and worksho
ps for new affiliate marketers.

A new affiliate marketer could get a link back to his website after attending the conference. Affiliate summit has grown substantially and it is number one educational tutorial present online for new marketers.

If you are a serious affiliate marketer and want to learn from veterans then you could join affiliate summit.

6. Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is not an unfamiliar name when it comes to blogging. You might ask what blogging has to do with affiliate marketing. Well! A blogger could be a great affiliate marketer also just like Darren Rowse. darren-rowse

Darren started blogging in the year 2002. However his main blog was started in the year of 2004. Problogger has over 7000 articles and tutorials. In the year 2008 he wrote a book version of his blog for Wiley publications.

In year 2009 he released his eBook 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Workbook and it was a huge success. He has also released books like Copywriting Scoreboard for Bloggers, ProBlogger’s Guide to Your First Week of Blogging etc.

Darren Rowse has made his fortune by selling his eBooks to online visitors.

His blog receives more than 30,000 visitors per day.

Some of the blogs are:

7. Finch Sells

Finch Sells is seventh affiliate marketer in our countdown list. The best part of Flinch Sells is that Flinch is very young affiliate marketer. He quit his 9 to 5 job and started working on a blog and became a successful affiliate marketer. finch_pic

He makes most of the money by selling his Ultimate Premium Package. If you want to know that he sells his entire premium package for $119.95 and makes money out of it.

Finch is an Englishman and he moved to USA for his career in affiliate marketing.

  • His website:
  • Alexa Rank: 32,104
  • Estimated Earnings: $15,000 to $25,000

8. Rafael Zelik

Rafael Zelik is the founder of affiliaXe, a global marketer leader and performance based company that specializes in lead generation and client acquisition. Rafael-Zelik

AffiliaXe has some great advertisers like just cloud,, mind spark, Babylon, iLivid etc. AffiliaXe offers a wide variety of high converting offers representing major and niche industries. Rafael Zelik has created a network for affiliate marketers to promote products.

  • His website:
  • Alexa Rank: 25, 590
  • Estimated Earnings: $40,000 to $50,000 approximately

9. Missy Ward

Missy Ward is an iconic woman affiliate marketer, work at home mom and a philanthropist present online. She started his affiliate marketing business in the year 1999. We all know that she is the founder of Affiliate Summit Corporation in 2003.

For past 12 years he has helped companies grow their business. She quit his day job and started to work as an affiliate marketer. missy_ward

Her some of the websites are:

10. Lorenzo of Mr. Green

The last but not the least affiliate marketer in our top 10 list is Lorenzo Green of Mr. Green. Mr. Green sells his product called POF (plenty of fish ad up loader) for $100.

Fish ad uploader is his prime product which allows creating 1000 ads in minutes. His has made a lot of money selling this particular product. lorenzo_green

  • Main Website:
  • Alexa Rank: 63, 789
  • Estimated Earnings: $10,000 to $15,000

So these were top 10 affiliate marketers that you need to follow and get inspired. Visit their website and find out more.

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