12 Feb 16 10:04 am
Pat Flynn is an affiliate marketer. I don't know about Stephen Polyarinos.
Based on the last time I read Pat's blog, he makes most of his income through being an affiliate for hosting. He writes tutorials on internet marketing on his blog and then promotes the tools using his affiliate links. So he makes the majority of his income teaching other people how to make money online - but he does have his own niche sites in other niches than internet marketing.
But there are other guys making a bigger killing than Pat. Pat is the one you see on the surface - the ones you don't see on the surface are the big major players. They don't surface because they don't want to display how much money they are pulling in per month (some affiliates I know spend millions of dollars in advertising alone - imagine how much revenue they make!).
There are many different methods to be successful with affiliate marketing. Keep experimenting until you find one that works for you, and then focus on that one strategy until you master it. For me, leveraging SEO to get traffic to affiliate offers is what works for me and I am focusing on that strategy.
Songwriter. Affiliate marketer. Casual gamer.