Affiliate marketing is not some new trend or fad, in fact it’s been about since 1996. Amazon associates first adopted the process of paying commissions to people who promoted their product, making it one of the first affiliate marketing websites.
Since then affiliate marketing has evolved helped by advances in technology and the creation of social media networks. Can you remember the days before Facebook and YouTube, hard I know but it wasn’t that long ago.
With the growing popularity of affiliate marketing I thought I would put together my top 9 affiliate marketing websites, forums and blogs for you to follow.
1. Smart Passive Income Pat Flynn
Pat Flynns Smart Passive Income website is full of great information on affiliate marketing, blogging, email marketing and podcasting. In 2008 Pat was laid off as so was able to concentrate on building his online business smart. Pat has a huge following on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube so I would connect with him on these platforms.
2. Affiliate Marketing Dude
Marcus Campbell is the Affiliate marketing dude and is a full time affiliate marketing. His website is pretty basic and uninspiring he does give away a lot of free materials that are very useful. Marcus however probably runs the best YouTube channel for affiliate marketing, with weekly live webinars full of great information. He does promote his own products all the time but if you can get past the sales pitches and take all the great info in then its well worth subscribing to his channel.
3. Wealthy Affiliate
The best internet and affiliate marketing training site I know of. Kyle, Carson and the whole WA community will guide you through from the basics to becoming a successful business owner. You can join wealthy affiliate as a starter member for zero costs and this includes two free websites hosted by WA, free training and mentorship, free use of their amazing keyword research tool Jaaxy. If you are struggling online or want to learn a great way to earn a substantial income, then check out more about Wealthy affiliate
4. Matthew Woodward SEO
An award-winning blog which covers everything SEO, as well as email marketing, blogging, social media, traffic generation and of course affiliate marketing. Matthew has built a renowned brand and is followed by people worldwide. He prides himself on being able to teach you how to achieve your online goals.
Affilaroma is another community of affiliate marketers. There are free courses for every member level. Not as active as Wealthy Affiliate community but some good information is posted on their blog. Founded back in 2006 by Mark Ling and Simon Slade, Affilaroma has grown to over 300,000 members. With training on all aspects of affiliate marketing it’s a great place to hang out and learn.
6. Neil Patel
SEO forms a large part of any affiliate marketing business, master this and you could turn on the tap on to a continuous flow of cash. If you love listening to podcasts I urge you to hook up to Neils’ “Marketing School” podcast that he co-hosts with Eric Su. The podcast has new recordings every day and is only 5-10 minutes in length. I often listen to a few at a time when in the car. I normally listen on Stitcher but you can search them on all the popular podcast sites too.
9. Pro Blogger – Darren Prowse
Pro blogger has stood the text of time and is going from strength to strength having been helping bloggers create and grow their blogs since 2004. Darren offers an abundance of great information, resources and courses. It is a great place to pick up tips whether you are just starting out or a seasoned blogger.
Along with a regular podcast, Pro blogger has become one of the most popular sites for all things blogging. One to bookmark for sure.
8. Kim Garst – Boom Social
According to Forbes Kim is one of the top 10 social media power influencers. She has worked with corporate giants such as Microsoft and IBM. Kim is the co-founder of Boom Social a business strategies and consulting firm. Kim is definitely the “queen” of all things social and has a huge following on Facebook, Twitter and all the top platforms.
Kim is always keeping me updated with all the new trends and is certainly the go to gal went it comes to social media. A quick mover when it came to Periscope and Facebook live and continues to give amazing information on her blog.
9. Affiliate Summit
Shawn Collins and Miss Ward, Co founders of Affiliate Summit, have decades of combined experience in the area of affiliate marketing. Shawn starting way back in 1997 and Missy in 1999.
In 2003, the pair founded Affiliate Summit for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.
Make sure you check out these affiliate marketing websites more closely and connect with them (and me) via social media platforms. You can also connect with me in the Wealthy Affiliate community where I actively guide others to be successful.
Let me know in the comments if you already follow some of these industry leaders or maybe there is someone you could recommend we would love to hear from you.
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