In 2020, annual spend on affiliate marketing is expected to reach $6.8 billion in the US. That spells two things: opportunity, and competition.
Affiliate marketing is a dynamic industry, with new tools and tactics cropping up all the time. Starting out is a steep learning curve, and staying ahead of the game is a daily challenge. The good news is that there are plenty of people just like you – affiliate marketers who are looking to learn, grow and succeed. And with so much money being made in the industry, there’s plenty to go around!
So why not make the most of it in a fun, constructive way? There are plenty of affiliate marketing communities online where people put aside their competitive streak and make way for networking, education, support, and encouragement. And there are so many good-willed affiliate marketers ready to share their tips and strategies and to help make your business boom.
It’s a great opportunity just waiting to be taken. So we’ve gathered a list of 6 active and exciting affiliate marketing groups and communities you should join today:
- Affiliate Marketing Ninjas
- Affiliate Niche Builders
- Affiliate Marketing Group
- STM Forum
- Smart Passive Income Community
- Stacked Marketer
- Morning Dough
1. Affiliate Marketing Ninjas
Created in 2017, AMNinjas is the fastest growing affiliate marketing group on Facebook, with over 34,000 members already. Run by Aussie Warren Wheeler of amninjas.com, the AMNinjas group is a great place to congregate with fellow affiliate marketers to connect and help each other succeed. Grown out of a learning hub for affiliates, AMNinjas is all about education and networking, with tons of discussion and resources covering SEO, social media, niche websites and much more.
2. Affiliate Niche Builders
Everything you wanted to know about building niche websites that get results! The Affiliate Niche Builders Facebook group was created in 2018 and is run by Ben Adler, an affiliate niche specialist whose main goal is to bring together marketers of all levels – from beginner to advanced – to discuss, share, collaborate and support each other in their affiliate success. Having grown organically to over 3000 members, it’s more of a “niche” group with a small yet passionate following covering everything from affiliate marketing, copywriting, affiliate niches, SEO and many more of the hottest topics for affiliates.
3. Affiliate Marketing Group
With 50,000 members and growing, Affiliate Marketing on LinkedIn is the #1 affiliate group on social media in terms of sheer numbers. Run by Evan Weber, CEO of Experience Advertising, the Linked Affiliate Group is a totally professional networking hub that welcomes everyone from the world of affiliate marketing, from solo affiliates to affiliate managers and networks. Get loads of useful resources and info about relevant events and promotions too!
4. STM Forum
STM Forum first began in 2011 and has since grown to become a leading community forum for super affiliates and a networking hub for new and veteran affiliates alike. The forum is much more than a water cooler group – there are higher education courses, case studies, conferences and local meetups where members can meet and mingle face to face. Last year, destinations included China, Thailand, and Spain. STM Forum attracts the industry’s “supers” so you’ll really be rubbing shoulders with the pros. Plus, when you sign up, you get access to loads and loads of high-value resources – which more than justifies the monthly $99 fee. If you’re serious about succeeding as an affiliate, you’ll want to consider signing up to STM Forum.
5. Smart Passive Income Community
SPI is a huge online community created by online guru Pat Flynn, and focused on maximizing income from online businesses – in a smart way. Join the community (it’s free) and get helpful content by email, and explore the site for webinars, podcasts, and free resources, including the “Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way” ebook. There are also tons of resources available for a fee but definitely a lot of great free stuff to keep you going. Plus, join the SPI Community Facebook group to connect with other SPIers. It’s 43,000 members strong with plenty of ongoing discussions. And if you’re not yet familiar with Pat Flynn, check out the fascinating and inspiring story about his journey to becoming a self-made online entrepreneur.
6. Stacked Marketer (formerly What the Aff)
Love to join an affiliate community but strapped for time? Here’s the perfect solution. Stacked Marketer is the leading and most up-to-date online resource you’ll find, with a daily newsletter of the top marketing news and content landing in your inbox – same time, every day. Not only is it funny, readable and relevant, it’s also packed with actionable tips and everything that’s hot in the performance marketing industry. It’s a great way to stay connected to what’s happening right now in the fast-moving digital and affiliate marketing world.
7. Morning Dough
Another great way to get the hottest affiliate and online marketing news & updates is via the Morning Dough. It’s the fastest-growing daily email that makes online marketing news clear, actionable, and enjoyable while making more dough, and you can read it in just 5 minutes or less. The Morning Dough newsletter is created by industry veteran Itay Paz, and it’s probably the best and coolest (free!) newsletter you can find – don’t miss it.
What’s your favorite affiliate marketing community? Let us know in the comments.