55+ Real Life Examples Of Successful Affiliate Marketing Websites 2020

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There’s a growing number of affiliate websites online. Some are just more obvious and less thought out than the others. Quick example:On Steroids
Affiliate marketing is a highly competitive industry. There are 57.44% of affiliate marketers in the U.S. alone (
1). Unfortunately, some start with income as their only motivator, and that is one of the main reasons sites get abandoned. 

Below are the affiliate marketing websites that continuously take the time and effort to offer immense value to their readers. In fact, some of those listed here are not built to look like a typical affiliate site, which helps to attract and retain leads.

Types of Affiliate Sites

Affiliate Sites
Before going over different affiliate website examples, it is important to know that there are different types of websites created for affiliate marketing (2), including the following:

55+ Real Life Examples Of Successful Affiliate Marketing Websites 2020

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A. Non-Amazon Affiliate Website

According to MediaKix, 81% of brands and 84% of publishers leverage affiliate marketing programs to increase their sales (3). The good news is there are many affiliate programs in different niches available and not just from Amazon. This offers an aspiring marketer like you with several options. I will start by showing you examples of non-amazon dominated affiliate websites.

Pocket Change
Overview

Niche: Gear and Lifestyle

Established:
April 2007

Mission: Create a world where everyone is empowered with the right products and knowledge

Main Challenge: Keeping the articles organized and easy to find while making sure the site is easy to navigate and has a fast loading speeds

Gear Patrol was started by Eric Yang and Ben Bowers back in 2007 as a digital lifestyle magazine for men. Despite having limited resources, they still managed to increase their affiliate revenue to 92% each year (4). 

Key Statistics
Gearpatrol
Domain Rating:

79

Monthly Visitors:

1.1 Million

# Indexed Pages:

22,700

Dofollow Backlinks:

432,500

Organic Keywords:

1.6 Million

Alexa Rankings:

10,700

Facebook Followers:

136,000

Instagram Followers:

132,000

Twitter Followers:

50,100

Youtube Subscribers:

30,600

Nature of Content 
  • Single product reviews
  • Comparison articles
  • Buying tips and guides
  • How-to articles

 

Top Money Generating Page
Topic:

Office Chairs

Length:

3,260 words

Backlinks:

327

Shares:

52

Keywords:

8,100

Office Chairs
This specific page gets around 19,000 organic traffic each month. It identifies which chair is best for almost every possible use. It also cleverly combines the brands’ story with the product review. 

Top Informational Page
Topic:

Pappy Van Winkle

Length:

603 words

Backlinks:

24

Shares:

57

Keywords:

826

Gear patrol
This article talks about Pappy Van Winkle but the shift between storytelling and product review is notably seamless. This speaks a lot about the branding of the website. 

How Gear Patrol Makes Money
  • Affiliate links: eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. 
  • Private magazine
  • Private shop 
  • Private retail items
  • Brand partnerships through Gear Patrol Studios
Key Takeaways

Tell a story – it is part of their branding to touch on a readers’ emotions. The site does well in telling a brand’s story, which may be the reason why it gets decent revenue from affiliate links. 

Develop a brand – Gear Patrol managed to have multiple streams of income as they built their brand. From just a small and simple digital magazine, they ventured into offering creative collateral for their clients too.

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