The 5 Best Affiliate Marketers

If you want to be successful in affiliate marketing, you should take the time to learn from the best. Who are among the best affiliate marketers today?

  • Pat Flynn

When he lost his job in 2008, Pat Flynn established a website and began earning from it. He is a podcaster, blogger, and author.

He attributes his income to several channels but accedes that a hefty 80% of it comes from affiliate marketing. People seem to appreciate the fact that Pat is up-front about what he does. He shares full information about his journey and success in the field of affiliate marketing.

He is recognized for his transparent leadership and responsible business ethics. Forbes has praised him for his transparency. New York Times has applauded him for the exemplary way he has built his online business. He has been featured in many blogs and podcasts for the techniques he uses to develop his audience and sustain their loyalty.

Estimated monthly income from affiliate marketing is $40,000.

Pat maintains several websites. You can check for more of his insights about what affiliate marketing can do for you.

  • John Chow

John Chow is recognized for his skills as a speaker, writer, and blogger. He is the founder/CEO of TTZ Media Inc. His figures as one of the most popular blogs today with an estimated 200,000 readers checking the site on a daily basis. He is on the top 20 of the Top AdAge Power 150 List. The Top 50 Canadian Internet Marketing Blogs has him listed as number 1.

John Chow wrote Make Money Online: Roadmaps of a Dot Com Mogul. A week after it was released on, the book skyrocketed to the #1 position.

John is considered an avant-garde figure in the field of affiliate marketing. He is recognized for his innovative and revolutionary ideas. His daring and inventive approach has allowed him to bring his online business from beginner status to soaring heights in less than 3 years.

Estimated monthly income is way above $50,000.

  • Mark Ling

Mark Ling put up Affilorama, a training portal that is power-packed with tools, videos and the latest news about affiliate marketing. In 2008, he got AffilioBlueprint underway. This 12-week training course became extremely popular with individuals who wanted to maximize their earning capacity online. In 2012, Mark launched the third edition of the course with particular focus on link building strategies.

Mark Ling is said to have an annual income of more than $1,000,000 from his online business.

Check him out at

  • Shawn Collins

Shawn Collins has a list of achievements to his name. He co-founded Affiliate Summit with Missy Ward, established, and edits FeedFront Magazine.

He has published a number of marketing books. He writes about events and other updates in the field of affiliate marketing. He is the publisher of the AffStat Report, an annual account of the most recent studies, analyses, and benchmarks in affiliate marketing.

You can find Shawn at and

  • Kristy Mccubbin

Kristy Mccubbin owns She used to work for a search engine optimization company before becoming independent and handling paid search campaigns and managing affiliate programs for her own clients.

Her blog received the A4uAwards recognition for being the best marketing blog for 2010.

  • Matthew Woodward

Matthew Woodward is recognized as one of the leading distributors in Europe. He is responsible for researching, building, and working on 40 top-ranking websites during the last 3 years. He is recognized for his skills in gaming, SEO, and blogging.

His has received many acclamations for his work in internet marketing. He has spearheaded marketing campaigns online for clients like Asda, Tesco, Orange, Motorola, and Samsung. Find him at

  • Zac Johnson

Zac Johnson has a solid reputation for being an affiliate marketer, blogger,  and internet marketer.

He owns Money Reign, Inc. and He has written over a thousand articles on the affiliate marketing industry and how to excel in it. He gives first-hand accounts about his personal failures and successes as a “super affiliate.”

Zac Johnson regularly does reviews on networks in affiliate marketing. He gives tips about how readers can make new money in this industry. His blog is estimated to have more than 15,000 subscribers. It is also said to have given his advertisers new business amounting to more than $5,000,000 since its launch.

  • Rae Hoffman

People who are new to the world of affiliate marketing go to Rae Hoffman’s for information. The blog helps readers understand the jargon used in affiliate marketing. It gives inspiration for generating fresh ideas for blog posts. It gives tips on how to use Google Alert to locate affiliate programs one can use. has a lot of tutorials and tips to help its subscribers build online sources for passive income.

  • Missy Ward

Missy Ward co-founded Affiliate Summit Corporation with Shawn Collins in 2003.

She is a stay-at-home mom who has established an iconic reputation as an affiliate marketer and philanthropist.

She has several websites to her name, including,, and She is known to spearhead and support fundraising activities for community programs and for breast cancer research.


Affiliate marketing gives you the chance to earn commissions. It makes for a good side job. With dedication, you can also make it a full-time, sustainable and gratifying undertaking as these affiliate marketers have so effectively demonstrated. Take inspiration from them and start scouting the Internet landscape for affiliate marketing strategies you can apply right now.

8 thoughts on “The 5 Best Affiliate Marketers”

  1. I sure wish that I had a bit more of an informative guidance in respect to being a successful marketer as to the fact that real and true input in this field would be an absolute benefit!

  2. Most of the affiliate marketeers not properly guiding the affiliates below them. They should guide and help at least to the first business. It is important to teach who are the target audience and how to approach them and how to make them to buy the product?! How to write attractive reviews about the products? still more parts are important for an affiliate marketer. Just simply registering and getting affiliation will never work out and lead to dissatisfaction and dejection.

  3. I’m am just learning marketing online, I have been doing it for 20 years in real estate. Thank you so much for making it easier for first time people try to learn, what y’all did on your own. Buying homes and fixing them up is very laboring. For someone like me. Getting older I really need to learn all this. Don’t get me wrong. There is good money in real estate. But it’s always good to have more than one income.

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