The number of success stories and people who make money online (from home) has risen substantially since I first started in this industry in 2005. In this article, I want to give you insight into 10 particular people, whom I personally know, all of which are incredible individuals, whose websites you should check out and learn from.
These people were my inspiration as I was coming up and in many ways, I am now among them. I want to make a quick note that when it comes to success stories, it can be a subjective word.
There are those who build real businesses online, truly create value and happy visitors, and there are those who create an illusion of that and scam others. Both parties are technically successful, but the latter is really an unethical version and one I would never include on this list.
Fortunately the 10 people I have to introduce you to here are part of the good team and you can be assured that if you learn from them, that it’ll be the legitimate way to make it in this business.
Here are the 10 and their top affiliate marketing blogs to look at:
#10: Myself (Vitaliy).
I’ve made over 20 sites in my 10+ years doing this. 3-4 of them crossed over six figures in earnings (each). The way I learned to make money online was through a program called Wealthy Affiliate, through which by the way I met the other 9 on this list.
That program taught me to make an online business through creating a niche site/s and promoting products there through affiliate marketing. One of my greatest and proudest websites to date is this one you’re on (Howtomakehonestmoneyonline.com).
#9: Nathaniel (Rick).
I met Rick in Vegas during an affiliate conference in 2015. His beginnings are similar to mine in that we both started through Wealthy Affiliate. Rick runs several niche blogs, including one that like my site also helps people succeed in this difficult world of making money online.
I will say that Rick is more successful than I because he works longer and takes greater risks with his online business and as such, though he started later in the game than I, he has become more knowledgeable in the process.
One of his sites is Onemorecupof-coffee.com. Highly recommended page to check out.
#8: Ian (Mr. Pribs) as I call him.
Ian is a very passionate individual whom I too met in Vegas the same year I met Rick. He runs multiple affiliate marketing websites and eCommerce pages and constantly engages in new, entrepreneurial experiments, both online and offline.
One thing I really admire Ian for is that he doesn’t mind taking a big risk, works very ethically and has a great sense of humor. Here is one of his sites: Stoppingscams.com and like the name suggests, he really does an excellent and honest job of doing this as one of his main goals is reviewing online marketing, aka work from home programs, which he gives accurate and fair reviews off. I strongly recommend checking out his site as well.
While his last name is really long and confusing for me to pronounce (He’ll understand :)), Steve is also one of the greats when it comes to making successful websites.
His page: IveTriedThat.com is an excellent example of how far someone can go through blogging great content, which in Steve’s case is mainly about helping people work from home like he does.
Wendy is a female affiliate marketer I also met in Vegas with the rest of this awesome group. She runs a page called SurvivingAfterCollege.com where she does similar writings that all of us do (blogging about working from home).
Considering how much of an issue there is for college students to find work after graduating nowadays, her blog is certainly one to check out 🙂
#5: Eddy (Not Eddie :)).
Eddy is a good friend of mine and also part of this Wealthy Affiliate network. As with the rest of us, Eddy does similar work in that he reviews good and bad opportunities on the internet. His page is called: Workfromhomenoscams.com
Eddy has extensive experience with affiliate marketing, regular online job sites, Amazon, Google Adsense and more.
#4: Alex (Sasha).
Another buddy of mine, Alex runs a combination of a blog site dedicated to teaching people about making money online and also one of the only people on this list who hosts his own podcast.
The content is free on both fronts and recommended to anyone and everyone interested in entrepreneurial ideas that have immense substance: Blog.Extra-Paycheck.com.
Aside from the last 2 individuals on this list, I will say that Jay is quite possibly one of the MOST knowledgeable internet marketers I have ever met. The man has pretty much done it all when it comes to the different ways to work from home:
Like many on this list, including me, he teaches people to make money online via his site: Affiliateresources.org
He is also an incredibly successful and knowledgeable local marketer who helps businesses get recognized on Google locally, worldwide and through paid ads. I have on many occasions come to him for advice and he knows his stuff. He helps businesses through his other site: Magistudios.com
He also constantly experiments with various ways to learn a living online and shares his knowledge to members of Wealthy Affiliate through a weekly, live webinar, one which typically runs over an hour long and has priceless information on it. I have learned more than I can imagine from just several and he has made well over 200 so far! And if you missed or miss any of his webinars, worry not as they are recorded and available in the webinar archives within Wealthy Affiliate if you’re a member.
Dom also has similar starting points as all of us, but I personally met him through the same Wealthy Affiliate program when I was looking for people to promote a big product I was promoting with a partner. It was a women’s fitness program and Dom was one of my first affiliate promoters. He ended up being our best seller.
Later on Dom became even more successful and started his own marketing company where he sells websites and other marketing services. His site is: Humanproofdesigns.org.
#1: Kyle and Carson.
I put 2 people into 1 section because these 2 are partners. They created the very program that brought all of us together and made us all successful: Wealthy Affiliate.
I met these 2 guys in Vegas as well as the others. They were the ones who invited us to visit them there and paid for our whole trip.
With the way we all learned to succeed in this business, we did so by learning from Kyle and Carson. What these guys did was they took that same knowledge and basically started a “college” type program to teach the world about this stuff and through it, they created what is in my opinion (and it’s hard to say otherwise), the biggest and most comprehensive internet marketing program in the world.
If you want to learn to do what we do, you need to learn how to do it through Wealthy Affiliate, period. But these guys are out of everyone else on the list here, the most success people in the business, absolutely millionaires and honest ones.