Do you know affiliate marketing is the most amazing way to make money on the internet? There are thousands of people who make a lot of money with. affiliate marketing. Some of them even make a hundred thousand dollars or even more.
But affiliate marketing is not that easy. You can't learn the strategies or secrets of affiliate marketing overnight. You need to be patient and consistent in your efforts.
I started affiliate marketing in 2004 and it took me almost 8 months to get my first cheque. It takes months of experience to learn every trick of the trade. Following below mentioned 10 affiliate marketers have made their fortune in this business.
One needs to understand that they haven’t done this overnight, but it took years of learning and experimenting with new things. They invested money and time to get there. 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 the number one affiliate marketer present on the Internet. He started his affiliate business in 2008 after he was laid off from his job.
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 2024. He made more than a million dollars in 2024 with affiliate marketing.
Pat Flynn has been a phenomenal success when we talk about 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 from 2008 to this date.
Although his income comes from various channels, 80% of the income is from affiliate marketing. I recommend you visit his website “Smart Passive Income” and read more about his journey and success in the field.
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 started from nothing, and today his estimated monthly income is well over $50,000. He claims that he works only for 2 hours a day and earns this large amount of money. You may not like to believe his working hours, but the income he generates monthly is very true.
His one of the books “Make Money Online: Roadmaps of a Dot Com Mogul” was a best-selling book. His website JohnChow.com has over 200,000 monthly visitors. He is also the number one internet marketer 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 money.
- Main website: www.johnchow.com/
- Estimated monthly earnings: $40,000 to $50,000
3. Jeremy Schoemaker
Well! I do not think this guy needs any introduction. Jeremy Schoemaker is a well-known figure on the internet because of his most viewed image holding a Google Adsense check worth $132,000+.
So everyone knows about him and that he has made a fortune in affiliate marketing. According to an estimate, he has made millions of dollars with affiliate marketing.
In 2003, he started his blog ShoeMoney.com and turned things around. When he was 28 years old, he was running into a debt of $50,000 and had a severe overweight problem. But after launching his blog ShoeMoney.com he made more money in just one month than in his entire life.
In 2007 his partner Jeremy launched Auction Ads and eBay affiliate marketing services. His blog has a loyal readership of 30,000 people and ranks top 50 affiliate marketing blogs in the Technorati list.
- Main website: www.shoemoney.com
- Estimated earnings in 5 Years: $2,000,000 to $4,000,000
4. Neil Patel
My fourth pick is Neil Patel. Although Neil Patel is not exactly an affiliate marketer he is close to it. He emerged as a successful entrepreneur at a very young age.
Neil created his first company Crazy Egg. He wanted to sell the company for $10 million, but no one was ready to pay for it. He tried his best to sell Crazy Eggs to venture capitalists but no one was interested. Finally, he 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 that is like Google Analytics. Neil spends all his time making KISSMetrics a 100 million-dollar company in the coming years.
His website NeilPatel.com receives millions of visitors every month and this website ranks with almost every keyword in SEO and digital marketing. His company NP Digital is a multi-million dollar company.=
Estimated Worth of his companies: $5 million to $10 million
5. Affiliate Summit
Affiliate Summit is a program that helps new affiliate marketers to learn about affiliate marketing. Missy Ward and Shawn Collins founded Affiliate Summit in the year 2003.
They organize seminars, events, and workshops 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 the 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 the affiliate summit.
- Main website: Affiliatesummit.com
- Estimated Earnings: $100,000 to $500,000
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 started blogging in the year 2002. However, his main blog problogger.com 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 the 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 probloggers.com receives more than 30,000 visitors per day.
His blog name is ProBlogger.net and and estimated earnings is around $40,000 to $45,000 per month
7. Finch Sells
Finch Sells is the 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, started working on a blog, and became a successful affiliate marketer.
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 who moved to the USA for his career in affiliate marketing.
- His website: finchsells.com
- Estimated Earnings: $15,000 to $25,000
8. Rafael Zelik
Rafael Zelik is the founder of affiliaXe, a global market leader and a performance-based company that specializes in lead generation and client acquisition.
AffiliaXe has great advertisers like just cloud, cupid.com, mind spark, Babylon, iLivid, etc. Affiliate 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: www.affiliaxe.com
- 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 philanthropist present online. She started his affiliate marketing business in the year 1999. We all know that she founded Affiliate Summit Corporation in 2003.
For the past 12 years, he has helped companies grow their business. She quit his day job and started to work as an affiliate marketer.
Her some of the websites are:
- Website Name: MissyWard.com
- Estimated Earnings: $500,000 per Year approx
10. Lorenzo of Mr. Green
Last but not 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 uploader) for $100.
Fish ad uploader is his excellent product, allowing 1000 ads in minutes. He has made a lot of money selling this particular product.
- Main Website: www.MrGreen.am
- Estimated Earnings: $10,000 to $15,000
So these were the top 10 affiliate marketers you need to follow and get inspired. Visit their website and find out more.
Pritam Nagrale, a digital marketer and Generative AI enthusiast, embarked on his journey with affiliate marketing in 2004. With over 14 years of blogging, he has turned his passion into a fortune, profoundly impacting the digital landscape. Through his expertise, Pritam has guided thousands to monetize online and achieve their dreams, establishing himself as a beacon for aspiring digital entrepreneurs.