The Top Earning Female Affiliate Marketers in the World And How Much They Are Making

By Bill Acholla November 7, 2021

My team and I just analyzed the top earning female affiliate marketers in the world and how much they are making.

Our goal?

  • To learn more about how much they are making and proven sources of generating monthly income.

Here’s what we found:

1. Around 25% of top female affiliate marketers are earning over $100,000, 50% are earning from $10,000 to $90,000 and 3% are earning $0 to $5,000 on a monthly basis.

2. Affiliate marketing, sponsored content and creating your own products are the biggest income sources.

3. Engaging a mentor and hiring blogging experts are the top strategies of making your blog successful.

These female affiliate marketers are from different niches i.e from:

  • Food
  • Travel
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Self-Improvement

…etc.

We hope that looking at these successful female marketers will give you hope to build a profitable blog that generates consistent income.

Before we dive in, lets define:

What Is Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the process of marketing and making money from 3rd party products and services.

As an affiliate you will receive a percentage or some fixed amount of the affiliate sale as a commission.

According to Statista.com, the U.S. affiliate marketing spend is due to reach 8.2 billion U.S. dollars by 2022, up from 5.4 billion recorded in 2017.

Now let’s get started.

Please note that some of these figures are estimated numbers based on publicly-available statistics. If you have audited financial information on any of the following sites, please contact me to update the proceeding figures.

01). Lindsay Ostrom

Lindsay is an established blogger and creator of Pinch of Yum. She blogs about food and writes content on her blog and on Instagram.

Her blog started as a casual blog and eventually she managed to grow it into a full-fledged blog business.

She has a team of experts who are helping her run her blog smoothly.

How Lindsay Makes Money

  • Display Ads
  • Sponsored content
  • Affiliate marketing.

What Can You Learn from Pinch of Yum Success:

  • Update your blogging journey to your audience.
  • Hire a team of experts who can help you grow your blog.
  • Write comprehensive guides.

Estimated Monthly Income – $90,000+/month

Niche – Food

Website – Pinchofyum.com

02). Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Michelle is a personal final and lifestyle blogger who created Makingsenseofcents.com with the aim of helping people improve their finances.

Currently, Michelle is an online freelancer and solopreneur teaching people how to earn over $100,000 a month online.

The reason why Michelle is so successful is because she is honest on her blogging journey.

If you look at her blog you will see how she explains how she was full of debt and eventually how she managed to reach financial independence before 30.

Since August 20211, her blog has received several awards and mentions.

How Michelle Makes Money

  • She sells a course on how to succeed in affiliate marketing.
  • Display Ads
  • Sponsorships and advertising
  • Affiliate marketing

What Can You Learn from Making Sense of Cents Success:

  • Share personal stories that resonated with your readers.
  • Use storytelling when creating content for your blog.

Estimated Monthly Income – $100,000+/month

Niche – Personal Finance

Website – Makingsenseofcents.com

03). Melyssa Griffin

Melyssa is one of the internet’s favourite female entrepreneurs who helps people on how they can grow their online business successfully.

She was a former teacher who turned to be an entrepreneur helping people create and grow their online business.

She is one of the great and successful female affiliate marketers in the world and an entrepreneur making more than $200,000 every single month.

In June 2016, Melyssa launched “Blog to Biz Hive” and she earned $275,000 in revenue.

Currently most of her income comes from selling e-course then followed by affiliate marketing.

How Melyssa Makes Money

  • Selling e-course
  • Affiliate marketing

What Can You Learn from Melyssa Success:

  • Reprogram your money mindset
  • Set goals that actually work
  • Create an email list

Estimated Monthly Income – $200,000+/month

Niche – Online Business

Website – Melyssagriffin.com

04). Abby Lawson

Abby is a lifestyle blogger who started a blog in 2013 and she named it Just a Girl and Her Blog.

Her blog mostly focuses on blogging tips about organizing and decorating.

She is a great woman who has a passion for helping people in creating beautiful and thriving homes.

If you are in the decorating business, you will love Abby’s blogging tips.

How Abby Makes Money

  • Selling own products
  • Affiliate marketing

What Can You Learn from Abby Lawson Success:

  • Hire people to help you grow your blog.
  • Share actionable tips that can help your audience be successful.

Estimated Monthly Income – $40,000+/month

Niche – Home and Décor

Website – Justagirlandherblog.com

05). Suzi Whitford

Suzi is a former industrial engineer who turned to be a stay at home mum. She started a successful blog in 2015 helping stay at home mums earn income from creating profitable blogs.

On her blog (startamomblog.com), Suzi shares tips on blogging and time management.

If you are a stay at home mom looking for ways on how to start and make money for your blog, then startamomblog.com is the right resourceful platform for you.

Startamomblog.com is one of my wife’s favourite blogs.

How Suzi Makes Money

  • Selling own products
  • Affiliate marketing

What Can You Learn from Suzi Success:

  • Create freebies to grow your email list
  • Create pillar post
  • Listen to your readers

Estimated Monthly Income – $50,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Startamomblog.com

06). Kelan and Brittany Kline

Kelan and Brittany started thesavvycouple.com in 2016 and within two years they managed to grow it into a five-figure business.

It’s an incredible personal finance blog that provides tips on blogging, tricks and hacks.

They also share practical advice to its readers on how they can improve their finances and income.

Thesavvycouple is one of my favourite personal finance blogs, and I’m sure plenty of people would tell you the same.

It does enormously well in one of the most competitive markets, and the content is genuinely useful.

How They Make Money

  • Through advertising agreements
  • Affiliate marketing

What Can You Learn from Kelan and Brittany Kline Success:

  • Create helpful content
  • Be transparent to your readers

Estimated Monthly Income – $26,000+/month

Niche – Personal Finance

Website – Thesavvycouple.com

07). Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson and her husband Greg started Clubthrifrty.com in 2012.

They started by documenting their financial journey to their readers.

Their main goal is to help their readers learn how to earn more money, save and travel for less without going beyond your budget.

Clubthrifty.com has become one of the most trusted and successful blogs in the personal finance industry.

I like their mantra:

“Stop Spending. Start Living”

How They Make Money

  • Consulting services
  • Freelance Writing
  • Affiliate marketing

What Can You Learn from Holly Johnson Success:

  • Create the right content that will help your readers solve a problem.
  • Create an email list to help you earn consistent income from your blog.

Estimated Monthly Income – $20,000+/month

Niche – Personal Finance

Website – Clubthrifty.com

08). Sarah Titus

Sarah is a single mom who stays at home with her kids and works online by helping millions of women creating income.

She is a successful single mom who runs a two million dollar business from her own home selling printable, courses on shopify stores and many more.

If you are a single mom and you want to know how to make money from home, then Sarah Titus is the right person to mentor you.

How Sarah Makes Money

  • Sell courses
  • sells own product
  • Affiliate marketing

What Can You Learn from Sarah Success:

  • Create absolute content that will make your readers love you.
  • Focus on growing your email list.

Estimated Monthly Income – $200,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Sarahtitus.com

Pretty cool 🙂

Which leads us to more successful female affiliate marketers…

09). Lauren McManus

Alex and Lauren are creators of Create and Go, a website about travel and blogging.

They create courses on blogging, traffic, and monetization.

Since quitting their corporate jobs 2 years ago, they’ve been earning over $100K/month through blogs.

Their aim is to create successful bloggers with blogs featuring the best-rated products, helping them live “The Good Life.”

What Can You Learn from Lauren and Alex Success:

  • Teach other people on how to make money.
  • combine affiliate marketing, email marketing and then eventually create your own products to sell.

Estimated Monthly Income – $65,000+/month

Niche – Blogging

Website – Createandgo.com

10). Helene Sula

Helene is a lifestyle-based blogger.

Using a combination of affiliate program and marketing, product sales and sponsored work, she manages to make about $15K/month without a commission.   

She uses Siteground as her preferred web host and promotes only those products she herself uses.

Additionally, she makes money by selling Lightroom Presets to India, Nigeria, and the rest of the world.

She also sells e-books on Instagram.

What Can You Learn from Helene Success:

  • Get a mentor.
  • Work hard.
  • Work with brands that offer big payouts.

Estimated Monthly Income – $15,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Heleneinbetween.com

11). Rosemarie Groner

The Busy Budgeter is run by Rosemarie, who is a full-time blogger.

Her income strategy comprises 3 categories, with which she makes about $90K/month.

She relies on a core group of affiliate network and links for her blog.

Ad Networks and Sponsored Post are the other two channels.

Additionally, she sells her Core Affiliate links and Pinterest Strategy Guide.

What Can You Learn from Rosemarie Success:

  • Hire an executive assistant to help you in blog promotion.
  • Create your own products.
  • Master Facebook ads for your business.

Estimated Monthly Income – $86,000+/month

Niche – Budgeting

Website – Busybudgeter.com 

12). Anna Karsten

Anna Karsten is a Polish lifestyle blogger/traveler.

She now runs multiple blogs and also a toy store. According to her website, she makes roughly around $13-14K/month.

This includes affiliate income from Amazon, Awin, ShareASale etc.

Other sources include income from ads (she uses Mediavine) and by posting on YouTube, IG & Photography Service via her blog.

What Can You Learn from Anna Success:

  • Test different methods of blog promotion.
  • Re-invest yourself.
  • help people create their businesses.

Estimated Monthly Income – $12,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Annainthehouse.com

13). Nicky Corbishley

Living the Blog is run by Chris and Nicky, a couple from the UK.

Additionally, they run Kitchen Sanctuary, a website dedicated to recipes tutorials and training videos they create.

3 categories make up their major revenue sources.

These include:

  • Amazon Affiliate Sale
  • Income from ads
  • Sponsored posts

They make around $15K/month.

What Can You Learn from Nicky and Chris Success:

  • Working with your co-partner can generate positive results.
  • Get an expert to work with you.

Estimated Monthly Income – $10,000+/month

Niche – Blogging

Website – Livingtheblog.com

14). Jamie Silva

‘A Sassy Spoon’ is run by Jamie, a full-time food blogger/photographer.

Her top traffic ranking resources are organic Google searches and Pinterest.

Income reports from August ’19 suggest she made around $15.5K through ads with AdThrive, sponsored content, coaching forum and affiliate marketing.

Her expenses for maintaining the blog were around $2K, leaving a net profit of about $13K.

What Can You Learn from Jamie Success:

  • Step out of your comfort zone.
  • Don’t let fear get in the way of your goals.
  • Focus on SEO for each blog post.

Estimated Monthly Income – $20,000+/month

Niche – Food

Website – Asassyspoon.com

15). Gina Lucker

Gina Lucker is the creator of The Shabby Creek Cottage, a blogging site where she shares and sells her food recipes and DIY decors.

Her income reports from November 16′ suggest she made exactly $25,319.87 from her blog.

She’s among those inspirational entrepreneur gurus like Tori Dunlap who is able to earn money (the majority) through her affiliate, followed by displayed advertisements and then sponsored posts.

What Can You Learn from Gina Success:

  • Never worry about money.
  • Help others to achieve their goals.

Estimated Monthly Income – $20,000+/month

Niche – DIY

Website – Theshabbycreekcottage.com

16). Jennifer Maker

‘JenniferMaker’ is run by Jennifer, an Arbor-based DIY project and craft blogger.

She makes roughly around $15-16K/month. Blog expenses cost her around $350-400/month.

This leaves her with a net profit of at least $12K every month. Advertising revenue formed the largest chunk of her blogging income. 

What Can You Learn from Jenifer Success:

  • Build a strong mailing list.
  • Focus on activities that can make you successful.

Estimated Monthly Income – $15,000+/month

Niche – DIY

Website – Jennifermaker.com

17). Pam Grice

‘Crochetpreneur’ is owned by Pam, a profitable crochet business running online.  

She believes that building a business that has a variety of income sources helps sustain the fluctuations in the seasonal market and create passive income.

She earns a monthly net profit of around $14K/month. Mediavine ads and product sales, along with affiliate sales, are her biggest income source. 

What Can You Learn From Pam Success:

  • Be accountable to your work.
  • Be an inspiration to your subscribers.
  • Work hard.

Estimated Monthly Income – $15,000+/month

Niche – Coaching

Website – Crochetpreneur.com

18). Stacey Rodriguez

The Soccer Mom Blog is run by Stacey, a Houston, Texas-based blogger with a focus on parenting encouragement, kids’ activities, recipes, fitness, software and more.

Her blog income report suggests she makes around $10-11K/month, the major revenue streams being ads, affiliates, products, and sponsored work.

What Can You Learn from Stacey Success:

  • Negotiate directly with a brand or small business.
  • Create a blogging course.
  • Keep your expenses as low as possible.

Estimated Monthly Income – $10,000+/month

Niche – Parenting

Website – Thesoccermomblog.com

19). Alida Quittschreiber

‘The Realistic MaMa’ is run by Alida Quittschreiber, who blogs about motherhood and related issues and makes full-time income out of it.

Working roughly around 20 hours a week, partnered by her husband, she manages to make around $12K/month.

Affiliate income and advertising revenues generate her most money.

What Can You Learn from Alida Success:

  • Build loyal email subscribers.
  • Work directly with your audience.

Estimated Monthly Income – $18,000+/month

Niche – Budgeting

Website – Therealisticmama.com 

20). Kath Kyle

Kath Kyle runs multiple blogs and companies, ranging from health to business.

She helps content creator’s manifest success through spirituality and strategy. Her leading health blog alone helps her generate an income of over $15/month, with a net profit of around $10-11K/month.

Broken down, her income categories in ascending order are network marketing, ads and affiliates.

What Can You Learn from Kath Success:

  • Build strong relationships with your network.
  • Create the right content for your audience.

Estimated Monthly Income – $15,000+/month

Niche – Health

Website – Kathkyle.com

21). Tammy Overhoff

Running since 2011, ‘Organize Yourself Skinny’ is run by Tammy Overhoff, a trusted web resource for make-ahead meals and lifestyle hacks that help people incorporate healthy habits.

Blogging earns her, on average, an income of over $10K/month. In fact, her 2015 income report suggests she made $137,540.52.

Her top earners were ad networks, personal products and private advertising.

What Can You Learn from Tammy Success:

  • Partner with the right bloggers within your niche so as to get helpful insight.
  • Be serious about building your business blog.

Estimated Monthly Income – $100,000+/month

Niche – Food

Website – Organizeyourselfskinny.com

22). Esther JuLee

LocalAdventurer is a traveling blog started by Las Vegas-based couple Esther and Jacob. Initially, they made most of their money through affiliate sales.

Since then, they’ve shifted to sponsored content, helping them earn over $40K according to their September ’19 sales report.

Their total 2019 income amounted to $216,963.95.

What Can You Learn from Esther and Jacob Success:

  • Optimize your blog post.
  • Upgrade your hosting server.

Estimated Monthly Income – $25,000+/month

Niche – Travel

Website – Localadventurer.com

23). Kara

Kara and Nate are full-time travel blogging/vlogging couples.

They have visited more than 100 counties and earn their living doing precisely that.

Additionally, they sell courses on travel hack playbook and video editing to wannabe vloggers/travelers.

Their primary income source includes video sponsorship, YouTube ad revenue, Patreon, course sales and affiliate income.

Their total Q3 income in 2019 was $149,087.72.

What Can You Learn from Kara and Nate Success:

  • Create engaging videos for your subscribers.
  • Vet brands that want to work with your blog business.

Estimated Monthly Income – $96,000+/month

Niche – Travel

Website – Karaandnate.com

24). Anna

‘Adventure In You’ is an adventure travel blog reviewing the best adventure holidays and experiences.

It was started by an Australian couple, Tom and Anna.

They have almost cleared 100,000 USD in 6 months with the blog, making use of display advertising, Clickbank, sponsored posts and brand partnerships, affiliates and products.

What Can You Learn from Anna and Tom Success:

  • Hire blogging experts to help you grow your blog.
  • Create good content that is aligned to your audience.

Estimated Monthly Income – $20,000+/month

Niche – Travel

Website – Adventureinyou.com

25). Katie

Two Wandering Soles is an award-winning travel blog created by Katie and Ben, offering travel tips and money-saving advice for sustainable travel.

Excluding their website expenses, they are able to net on an average a total of over $15K/month.

Major income sources include affiliates, advertising and sponsored content.

What Can You Learn From Katie and Ben Success:

  • Be a resource to others.
  • Re-update your old content.
  • Redesign your website.

Estimated Monthly Income – $20,000+/month

Niche – Travel

Website – Twowanderingsoles.com 

26). Ana Skyes

The She Approach is run by Ana, a blogging strategist & coach, teaching bloggers and entrepreneurs how to boost their web traffic and online income.

She generates revenue the most from affiliate market sales, followed by digital product sales, which include her courses and e-books.

She has earned $100,706 in total so far from her blogging business.

What Can You Learn from Anna and Tom Success:

  • Track what you earn and what you spend.
  • Create and sell eBooks.
  • Create blog posts that drive target audience to your business.

Estimated Monthly Income – $100,000+/month

Niche – Blogging

Website – Thesheapproach.com

27). Sophie Lee

‘BySophie Lee’ was started when Sophie was a full-time student.

Now, assisted by a team, the blog runs a business of guiding people to plan and decorate their interiors.

The business totals an income of over $12K/month through affiliate links and ad revenues.

What Can You Learn from Sophie Success:

  • Buy a blogging course that can help you grow your blog.
  • Invest in savings.
  • Pay all your blogging expenses annually.

Estimated Monthly Income – $75,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Bysophialee.com

Let’s dive right into our last successful female marketers…

28). Becky Mansfield

Becky started her blogging journey in 2011.

She is no stranger to blogging. She has been able to turn blogs into full-fledged business.

Becky owns Yourmodernfamily.com site.

The site has over 3.5 million monthly pageviews and her email list has grown to over 200,000 subscribers.

According to Becky, it takes patience and hard work and some to help you along the way.

How Becky Makes Money

  • Sponsored post.
  • Book & course sales.
  • Affiliate marketing.
  • Advertising

What Can You Learn from Becky Success:

  • Believe in yourself.
  • Create a newsletter for your audience.
  • Be a good storyteller

Estimated Monthly Income – $10,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Beckymansfield.com

29). Kate Kordsmeier

Kate is a successful writer and entrepreneur.

In 2016 Kate started her blogging journey and, in that year, she made $6500.

In 2017 she went full-time with her R+R blog and earned $75000.

Her goal is to become a seven-figure blogger.

Kate has great resources and tutorials that can help you earn income from your affiliate marketing business.

How She Makes Money

  • Sponsored post.
  • Book & course sales.
  • Affiliate marketing.
  • Advertising

What Can You Learn From Kate Success:

  • Monetize your blog to earn more money.
  • Create the right content that generate traffic

Estimated Monthly Income – $20,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Katekordsmeier.com

30). Lidiya Kesarovska

Who doesn’t know Lidiya Kesarovska?

Lydia is a blogger and a business owner who helps women create successful businesses so that they can live the life they want.

In 2013, Lydia started a blog name Letsreachsuccess.com. Her goal is to help ambitious women be successful.

As we speak her blog gets 1 million visitors hence being approached by big brands.

Lydia earns thousands of dollars each month through monetization strategies she has implemented.

If you are an ambitious woman and you want to turn your blog into a full-time online business, Lydia is the right mentor to walk with you.

How She Makes Money

  • Sponsored post.
  • Course sales.
  • Affiliate marketing.
  • Advertising

What Can You Learn from Kate Success:

  • Build trust with your audience.
  • Focus on growing your email list.

Estimated Monthly Income – $5000+/month

Niche – Self-Improvement

Website – Letsreachsuccess.com

31). Heather Delaney Reese

Itslovelylife.com is a family blog that was started by Heather and Pete. The blog talks about family travel, blogging tips and tips on how to make your family have fun.

If you are a travel blogger and you would like to start a family blog, then Heather and Pete can help you start a successful travel blog.

I like the way they are using their experience to teach over 200000+ aspiring bloggers on how to build a successful blog.

How Do They Make Money

  • Display Ads
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Selling courses online via blog

What Can You Learn from Pete and Heather Reese Success:

  • Create good content that aligns with your readers.
  • Find out where your customers are.
  • Monetize your blog to generate income

Estimated Monthly Income – $170000+/month

Niche – Travel

Website – Itsalovelylife.com

32). Elisa Larson and Emma Chapman

Abeatifulmess.com is a popular lifestyle blog that was started by two sisters i.e Elisa Larson and Emma Chapman.

The blog talks about decoration, fashion, cooking and blogging.

Before they became successful, Elisa and Emma had their business struggles and they could barely pay their bills. One day they discovered the right mindset that changed their business significantly.

They even have a full-time team who bring awesome content to their readers.

How Do They Make Money

  • Digital Marketing
  • Display Ads
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Selling books

What Can You Learn from Elisa and Emma Success:

  • Work with contributors.
  • Create content that attract readers to your site

Estimated Monthly Income – $125,000+/month

Niche – Lifestyle

Website – Abeautifulmess.com

Conclusion

These are the top 32 female affiliate marketers; they’re all doing very well for themselves.

They range from bloggers wishing to monetize their online presence but also those looking to create a web-based business all the way to vloggers and travel bloggers.

The variety of their talents show that there are many ways to earn an income through affiliate marketing.

Who could’ve thought a few years ago blogging would turn out to be this lucrative?

Not many, I suppose.

The Internet has changed the way we do business.

And people are tapping into this opportunity.

If you wish to follow in on the precedents set by Neil Patel and such successful women entrepreneurs, follow them because there’s no better time to start than today.

Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

Comments

  1. Akinduyo Eniola says

    Hi Bill,

    What a wonderful list you and your team put together.

    Lots of lessons to pick up in this blog post. I particularly love the fact that a good number of the high earners create their own products.

    I’m also currently working on my first digital product and I hope to record good number of sales.

    As for outsourcing, this is something I’m doing quite well in.

    Thanks for putting in the time to create content for this comprehensive list.

  2. Hi Bill,

    Great Post! I really enjoyed reading your post. I always thought that Heather Delaney was the highest-earning affiliate marketer, but I was surprised to find that Melyssa Griffin’s monthly income is more than Heather’s. I have been following Heather as I always wanted to start a travel blog. I also checked out some of Melyssa’s work, and she does an amazing job. I can see why she is everyone’s favorite. I will be checking out more of her work after your recommendation.

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