I have been on many Super Affiliate panels and asked to speak about being a Super Affiliate. I dunno that I would label myself a “Super Affiliate”. We have done well with affiliate offers but I was always under the impression that a Super Affiliate was like someone doing so well they were subbing out their leveraged rate. I guess we did that with AuctionAds but does that make me a Super Affiliate? I don’t think so…
If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me who I considered to be a super affiliate it would be someone making more then 1m/month in profit. I have met some of these guys. A few previous attendees @ the elite retreat were doing millions a month in profit from affiliate revenue, but would never want to reveal their methods publicly. The most I have ever seen someone making in affiliate marketing was about 3.5 million a month (in profit) and he would shoot me if I ever even mentioned his name (not that anyone would know who he is). A couple years ago at SES one of these sandbaggers (a good friend of mine in RL) sat around Dillsmack, David Naylor, Kris Jones, Jensense and gave us a peek at his Commission Junction account. It was about 1.5M a month. We were all pretty amazed.
There are many self labeled, super affiliate blogs, around the internet and I think they are all inspirational. There also seems to be a lot of hate slinging around lately on who is the best Super Affiliate. I will state right now it is not me.
So what is your criteria for being a super affiliate? Do you think there are really super affiliates blogging and posting “secrets” in blogs and forums?