Million Dollars: A Blogger’s Affiliate Earnings For Inspiration


Total Affilate Income of ShoutMeLoud
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In a previous post, I shared a detailed report of my 5 year AdSense earnings, and one of the Shouters suggested that I do a similar post for affiliate marketing income, and it made sense to me that I should share such a report with my readers.

Prior to earning income from AdSense, my initial earnings came from the affiliate marketing where I earned my first $47 as affiliate income, and that was a considerable amount at that point in time.

The funny thing is that when I started blogging I had no idea what AdSense or affiliate marketing was, but I soon came to realize how blogs are making money.  That is a story for another post, but for now, let’s talk about affiliate earnings.

Since I have used various affiliate programs and networks, it ‘s hard to offer an accurate report here, but I will use the report from my major affiliate program and calculate the earnings using that income.

2022 Update: My first million dollar with single affiliate program:

Here is my income proof of an affiliate program where I have made one million dollars:

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Here is another affiliate program where I have made more than $700K in the past 10 years:

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I will also share with you the related network names, which will help you to identify some affiliate networks that can work for you. You can also check out my earlier posts on Affiliate Programs for the WordPress Niche which will offer you a great list of affiliate programs.

Note: I last calculated this report in mid-November 2013.

List of working affiliate programs with earnings:

Total – $79330.3 ( 50 Lakh INR Approx)

For the curious Shouters, I’m attaching a screenshot from the dashboard of three of my most successful affiliate programs. I have taken this screenshot today, so you will see more earnings than you see stated above.

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This screenshot is taken on May 2020

Other blog monetization program earnings:

The following are not direct affiliate programs but are representative of the monetization networks and techniques that have worked relatively well to date. I am adding this to show you other ad networks in addition to AdSense which will allow you to monetize your blog.

One network which I have tried but have not profited from so far is, a network which is getting mix reviews.

Total – $15106.24 (9.25 Lakh INR Approx.)

Where to begin with affiliate marketing:

There are countless numbers of affiliate models that people follow in an effort to earn money online.  I follow the technique of sharing what I use,  and earning income by doing so.

If you are using monetization techniques other than AdSense, I recommend that you make a slow transition to affiliate marketing as well. Add one or two banners of related affiliate products on your blog sidebar, and see how it works out for you.

I strongly suggest that if you are getting into affiliate marketing, you work on creating a sustainable model rather than a hit-and-run model. The affiliate marketing model is very lucrative and well worth your time if you are doing it the right way.

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This year I’m focusing more on turning my ShoutMeLoud monetization techniques into a more product-based model rather than techniques involving affiliate and other contextual ad networks. I will continue to share my education and my discoveries with you.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

65 thoughts on “Million Dollars: A Blogger’s Affiliate Earnings For Inspiration”

  1. iaan

    Back to SML after a long time. I am really inspired after seeing your 5-year affiliate income, I don’t what procedure you have used to earn that much money via Infolinks. Whatever, I am really happy to come back here and ready to shout! πŸ˜€


    Harsh – You are a source of massive inspiration for so many bloggers including me.

  3. Dhana

    Hi Harsh,

    Could you pls let me know how to earn money or is there any way to earn money with wordpress free blog. Am a newbie in blogging.

    Thank you

  4. Arup

    Wish Godaddy continued their direct affiliate program.

  5. Chaithanya

    Hi Harsh, Thanks for sharing your affiliate marketing income reports. Can you please give suggestions to newbie bloggers to start earning inorder to to keep themselves motivated to continue. Because most of us are quitting blogging in very short time.

  6. Rene Radhika

    Thank you harsh, amazing amount via affiliate. I want to buy your affiliate book. Please guide me i am working on education niche and how can i earn via affiliate on this niche?


    You are really good. I am a blogger from last 8 months and waiting for my first income. Thank you for this inspiration.

  8. Pene Xis

    Thank You so much Harsh…. I have been blogging at for a month now….until today I did not know how much I needed to read your blogs….everything is inspiring….I am on fire tonight…It has been like a reading marathon for me since I stumbled upon your blog earlier Today!!! Thanks a lot!!! I really needed to read your posts!! I wish you more success!!

  9. Francis

    Affiliate marketing is good but I think one can only benefit from it when you have enough traffic. Traffic helps your affiliates convert fast. Contextual affiliate links also helps a lot.

  10. Amit Kharbade

    Hello friend,
    I just started a blog and I read most of your affiliate related post I have joined 5-8 affiliate program but my traffic is too less how to increase that and why godaddy is not accepting me as a affiliate? I have joined it through commission junction.

    Amit Kharbade

  11. JBD

    wow great really superb achievement keep rocks!!!!

  12. Rakesh

    Hi Harsh,

    thank you for sharing this information this will help all the new bloggers to understand which affiliate pays well, “Information is wealth”.

  13. bansidhar

    Hello Harsh, I am new blogger using Adsense on my blog. But i want to use “Blue Host Affilate” program on same page with Adsense. So is there any Violation of any “Google Adsense Program Policy”. How many ads may i use on same Page?
    Example: 3 Units:- Google Adsense Ads
    2 Units: Bluehost Ads
    2 Units: Hostgator Ads
    Is there possible to use 7 Ads on 1 Page (same page)?


  14. Shekhar

    That’s really more than aspiring Harsh..!!
    Bunch of Congrats and Good luck to climb the ladder in future too,
    That really awesome work done, You people lead the blogging word.
    If get time visit my blog and suggest few things, I can’t afford your paid training now.

  15. Manivasagam

    That’s really a great inspiration Harsh. Thanks for sharing the reports with us.
    You’re one of people whom I’m following for a long time .

  16. Delheswar

    A perfect example for dedication and passion πŸ™‚

  17. srikanth

    hey harsh,
    this is nice inspirational topic to earn income in these kind of way by younger generation to accomplish their dreams and be sophisticated manner…. thanks for sharing this inspirational informational post.

  18. harish

    hi Harsh Agrawal thanq u for sharing diz valuable info this can be motivation for lazybloggers, inspiration for new bloggers and goal setting for hard working bloggers

  19. Pranjal B

    All I can say “Wow”. Its a distant dream for me.

  20. Sagar T Rajan

    Hello Harsh,

    Back to SML after a long time. I am really inspired after seeing your 5-year affiliate income, I don’t what procedure you have used to earn that much money via Infolinks. Whatever, I am really happy to come back here and ready to shout! πŸ˜€

    – Sagar T Rajan

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