Affiliate marketing isn’t a new trend, in fact, it’s technically been around since 1996. But that doesn’t mean the strategies and tactics don’t adapt over time. With advances in technology, new affiliate platforms, and the rise of mobile devices, affiliate marketing is evolving very quickly, and it’s important to stay on top of the latest news and trends. Here are the top 10 affiliate marketing blogs and forums of 2018 to make sure you are on top of your game.
Ryan Robinson - ryrob.com
Ryan Robinson is a writer, part-time entrepreneur and content marketing consultant who specializes in helping people create blogs that generate real revenue. 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. Ryans blog features his “Side Income Reports” so that his readers can see exactly how much money his blog is generating and the challenges that he faces on a daily basis. I highly recommend checking out his blog and signing up for his newsletter to learn how to start a profitable side business in your free time.
Pat Flynn - smartpassiveincome.com
Pat Flynn may be one of the best known affiliate marketers in the world. His site smartpassiveincome.com is visited by millions and he routinely generates over $100,000/month in affiliate revenue. Pat hosts The Smart Passive Income Podcast, has free and paid courses on his site, and a fantastic blog with hundreds of posts on starting an online business.
He founded Smart Passive Income back in 2008 with the simple goal of sharing strategies that helped him grow his online businesses. Now, his website has a community of 150,000+ entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners who share their stories and ideas to help others on their entrepreneurial journeys.
Charles Ngo - charlesngo.com
Charles Ngo created two 7-figure companies by the time he turned 30 and wants to share his wisdom with free lessons on affiliate marketing and generating online revenue. On his blog, Charles shares the top five mistakes newbies make (and how to avoid them), the three most important variables to focus on when creating campaigns, and what his exact schedule looks like each day. If you sign up for his email list, he’ll send you a very comprehensive (and free) course called The Ultimate Guide to Affiliate Marketing.
Justine Grey - justinegrey.com
Justine has helped thousands of affiliate marketers monetize their content through her work as an Affiliate Manager. She used her affiliate experience at Freshbooks and Shopify to launch her own blog and help affiliates succeed with her free 7-day eCourse - Aspiring Affiliate: Get Started with Affiliate Marketing. Whether you have your own affiliate website and want to generate more revenue, or are an Affiliate Manager for a large company, her wisdom will help you find success.
Missy Ward - missyward.com
Missy Ward has been involved in affiliate marketing since 1999, and founded Affiliate Summit Corporation in 2003. In 2017, Clarion Events acquired Affiliate Summit Corporation which includes the Affiliate Summit tradeshow and conference, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, ReveNews.com, and the AffStat industry benchmark reports. Missy remains the Co-CEO of Affiliate Summit and also runs her own niche affiliate websites. She gives out free weekly affiliate advice, tips, news and more on her blog missyward.com.
Stack that Money - stmforum.com
STM is the #1 premium affiliate marketing community out there. They 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 and local networking events, and are the #1 authoritative forum on affiliate marketing. It takes a premium membership to join at $99/month, but with your membership you 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
Affiliate Fix - affiliatefix.com
Affiliate Fix is known as the most active and friendliest affiliate marketing community online. They just reached 100,000 members and are a great resource for newbies and industry veterans alike. Their forum is very active and features sections for affiliate publishers, advertisers, and those just getting started with discussions around traffic sources, affiliate marketing networks and programs, coaching and courses, and events and networking. They offer both free and premium memberships and are a great resource for the latest affiliate marketing news and strategies.
Affilorama - affilorama.com
Affilorama is one of the largest affiliate marketing communities and training websites on the internet today. 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.
There you have it! The Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Blogs and Forums in 2018. I hope this list of blogs and forums helps you on your affiliate marketing journey so you start making money online with a profitable blog.
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