I almost got sucked into going down a bit of a BS route with this post.
Don’t know why but I set out with a plan to have something like 25 affiliate marketing blogs to recommend.
But I don’t use 25 affiliate blogs on a regular basis…or on any other basis come to that.
I use six.
Just six, but I’m on them just about every week, and have been for quite a few years now.
Can You Lean Affiliate Marketing From a Blog?
I reckon you can, just about.
Might take longer than signing-up with a decent course, but I reckon it’s possible.
Suck up all of the quality content that any one of my favourite affiliate blogs keep putting up…
…and you will have way more knowledge than you’d get from half of the online affiliate training courses out there.
Let’s crack on with what this post is all about…
My all-time top 6 affiliate marketing blogs:
- Authority Hacker
- Matthew Woodward
- Alpha Investors
- Niche Pursuits
- Justine Grey
And here they all are in just a bit more detail:
#1. Authority Hacker
The reigning, defending, undisputed affiliate marketing training Champions of the World…
…yeah okay, that’s a little bit much maybe, but…
…it was, for certain, finding the Authority Hacker blog that saved me from jacking in my affiliate marketing aspirations.
I had just about had enough, of endlessly paying for courses that promised it all and ended up delivering pretty much nothing.
I am not kidding when I say that I was spending one last evening searching online to see if I could find someone, anyone, who could actually teach affiliate marketing.
Bingo! Or, Eureka! Or..whatever…
I mean, I didn’t totally realise at the time, that finding the Authority Hacker website was going to be the turning point for my affiliate marketing endeavours…
…but it was enough to keep me hooked in the short-term, and it turned out that it absolutely was in the long-run.
I think on that first visit I read a ton of their content and I signed up for their free training webinar.
I learnt more on that webinar than I had in the previous couple of years signed up with two affiliate courses.
They’ve got two outstanding paid courses on the go, I signed up to one of them about a week after first finding these guys.
That doesn’t mean you have to though.
Sure it will take longer but I reckon you can pretty much learn affiliate marketing with their free content, plus the content from one or two of the other sites I mention further below.
#2. Matthew Woodward
I stumbled upon Mathew Woodward’s site just a few weeks after discovering Authority Hacker.
What can I say, I was on a roll.
A couple of years spent going in the wrong direction and then a total paradigm shift.
This guy’s content is pure gold.
He does a lot of stuff on SEO and carries out deep, deep reviews on a lot of the tools you’ll eventually look at using in your affiliate business.
I honestly believe that if you were to combine Authority Hacker’s blog content with Matthew Woodward’s blog content, you would have just about all the info you need to crack the affiliate marketing puzzle.
Not all put together in a nice easy to follow way, but, if your budget won’t stretch to paying for a course, you will have to make up for that in time spent.
#3. Alpha Investors
I used to follow a site called RankXL because it was chock full of great blog posts.
RankXL was then bought by Andrej Ilisin of Alpha Investors, I hadn’t heard of this guy up until this point.
Building successful affiliate sites from scratch, buying existing sites and turbo charging their Return On Investment, technical SEO…it’s all in this guy’s locker.
The style of the Alpha Investors site is similar to the previous two, in that it’s an affiliate marketing blog that’s low on BS and super high on value.
Exactly the sort of stuff that is becoming harder and harder to find online right now.
Give the site a go, I think you’ll be happy that you did.
#4. Niche Pursuits
Spencer Haws is undoubtedly one of affiliate marketing’s big guns.
Not a self-styled guru, but a very genuine guy who has been documenting his online business journey via Niche Pursuits for a long time now.
Take the time to visit this guy’s site and you will find a ton of outstandingly useful content about getting started in affiliate marketing, info about online business tools, just all sorts of very useful stuff.
Spencer Haws has also created some outstanding online business tools himself…not so much an affiliate marketing guru, more of a one man online business machine.
This is actually a forum rather than a blog.
But it’s a forum with proper long-form articles to read…you’re not going to just find yourself reading a bunch of questions being answered by people with wildly varying and sometimes completely random knowledge.
And the guy behind affLIFT is affiliate marketing legend Luke Kindly previously of LukePeerFly.
This one is well worth following.
Luke Kindly writes outstanding content for all levels of affiliate marketer, and this is where he now posts his stuff.
#6. Justine Grey
I can’t believe this is the only female representation that I have on this small list.
Once upon-a-time, or should I say ‘back-in-the-day’, I would also have had Sugar Rae of course, but that particular affiliate marketing genius parked her site a while ago to pursue other interests.
A big shame for us but good for her I guess…she’s probably spending her time counting her huge pile of money!
Anyway, enough about Sugar Rae, what about Justine Grey?
Well, high quality content aimed at helping aspiring affiliate marketers to get a few rungs up the ladder is what this affiliate site is all about.
And a crystal clear, laid-back writing style that makes all of her posts very easy to read and understand.
If you’re starting out, start jumping on Justine Grey’s blog because she will absolutely save you making some rookie affiliate mistakes.
Thank me later.
Oh you know what, I just can’t do it.
I just can’t have a list of my top affiliate marketing blogs and not include Sugar Rae…site parked or not.
+ 1 Extra: Sugar Rae
So yeah, Sugar Rae hasn’t been working on her site for quite a while now.
But it still makes my list because I used to be on there all the time.
Not just that, but as a plainly spoken, insanely smart bad-ass, with a hell of a back-story, I really admire her.
And the content that is on the SugarRae site is mostly, pretty much, still relevant.
Take this post from way back about how to find affiliate programs in your niche…timeless.
If you like your content high an value and low on BS, check out the site.
Okay, we’re done.
Affiliate Marketing Blogs – Wrapping It Up
Why are you still here?
What are you waiting for?
I’ve tee’d them up, driven them down the fairway, pitched them onto the green…
…surely you can putt-out for yourself and just follow their links?
Seriously though, I hope you enjoyed this short read about my favourite affiliate marketing blogs and it’s given you a bit of value.
I promise you they are all worthy of your precious time.
If you’re thinking about splashing a bit of cash to fast-track your affiliate marketing success…
…check out my post all about what I reckon are some of the best training programs available right now for affiliate marketers.
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