My Top 5 Affiliate Programs – What Are They? Why Did I Choose Them?


Hello and welcome to My name is David Hurley. I started this blog with one aim in mind: to help you make money online by following my steps. Stick with me and I’ll show you my top 5 affiliate programs and how I earn from them.

I award these programs 5 stars.These are all 5 Star Programs that are tried and tested and have proved to offer great value both in the services they provide as profitable programs to promote as an affiliate.

Once you know what my top 5 affiliate programs are and how I work with them, you will be able to follow my steps and start making money from them too.

The Rule of “5”

After a decade of affiliate marketing I have found “the rule of 5” to be very useful. It gives me the ideal balance between the two virtues of “focus” and “diversity”.

One of the biggest blocks to succeeding in affiliate marketing is that we can end up joining and promoting too many programs. The more programs you promote, the more you are dividing your attention. If you try to promote too many programs you will spread your resources of time and money too thinly. As a result, you will struggle to make the breakthrough you are seeking.

So it makes sense to keep your focus narrow.

On the other hand, have seen too many “big” programs crash and burn over the last few years. There is no guarantee that the program you are working with today will still be there tomorrow. If you put everything into a single program, your income  could be wiped out if the program suddenly shuts down.

So it makes sense to diversify.

And for me, I have found the ideal balance between focus and diversity to be five programs. That is why I put most of my effort into promoting my top 5 affiliate programs.


So What Are My Top 5 Affiliate Programs?

  1. Wealthy Affiliate – This is my “blog platform” and business blog training service.
  2. SFI – This is my main “product.”
  3. Trafficwave – This is how I convert my leads into subscribers and customers.
  4. AdKreator– This is what I use to create unique, branded lead capture pages.
  5. Leadsleap – This delivers good traffic and has an excellent tracker.


Why Did I Choose Those As My Top 5 Affiliate Programs?

Wealthy Affiliate

Change your life with Wealthy Affiliate.Wealthy Affiliate was launched in 2005. It is a training site for people wanting to build an online business. It is simply the best training site I have been involved with.

For newbies and advanced marketers alike, the focus is on teaching you how to create a successful, long term online business.

Your membership includes high quality secure and reliable WordPress web-hosting through their Site-Rubix hosting platform. (That is where is hosted.)

Wealthy Affiliate is a service you can promote with pride and confidence. It is also a lucrative source of residual income.

Click this link to find out more about Wealthy Affiliate.



SFI has been the Internet’s top free-to-join online business for over 16 years now. It is also one of the most innovative, with constant new developments and improvements. There’s so much good stuff going on that sales, success, and commissions just flow naturally. 

SFI’s e-commerce store, is one of the fastest growing and most popular e-commerce sites currently onine. Starting from your very first day as an SFI affiliate, you can share in the profits of EVERY sale at TripleClicks.

Over 90,000 products from all over the world, 24-hour penny auctions, and a variety of great online games are just part of what makes TripleClicks so special. TripleClicks has something for everyone. And that makes building an online business with SFI both fun and profitable. 

Click this link to find out more about SFI.



Email marketing with Trafficwave.

Trafficwave is what I use to brand myself and promote my business. It is a professional autoresponder service designed to get you conversions like you have never seen.

First, Trafficwave helps you get leads. Then it helps you get those leads to know, like and trust you through its automated email follow-up and list broadcasting services.

Plus, you can build an additional stream of online income simply by showing other marketers the value of Trafficwave. Click Here to see the affiliate program.

Unlike other autoresponder services, with Trafficwave you can build as many lists as you like, and grow each list as big as you like, all for a fixed monthly subscription of just $17.95.

But I don’t want you to subscribe until you have tested the system FREE on me. CLICK HERE for a 30 day free trial. 🙂



Create your own unique ads with Adkreator.

Adkreator is an online ad creator service that makes it easy for you to make your own unique opt-in pages, squeeze pages, banners and graphics for your blog.

I use AdKreator to create unique, personally branded squeeze pages that help me stand out from the crowd and build my list.

I have no graphic design skills, but I can create compelling opt-in pages that get results that thanks to Adkreator’s point-and-click technology.

Adkreator is compatible with Trafficwave and other autoresponders, so it is easy to create unique squeeze pages that feature your Trafficwave opt-in form.

You can also embed videos directly onto your landing pages.

Create your first landing page free of charge! Click Here to try out Adkreator FREE and make YOUR offers stand out from the crowd…

Click Here to read my full review of Adkreator.



Leadsleap delivers results from your advertising.Leadsleap delivers good quality targeted traffic and enables me to track it. The tracker shows me how many hits are from real visitors, where they came from, how long they spent on my site. Best of all, it is available to free as well as paying members.

Leadsleap provide a host of useful marketing tools that get results for my business. Their OTO listbuilder script and pop up script were made exclusively for them and deliver good results.

The Leadsleap Social Review service enables you to post reviews of your favourite programs and attract traffic and referrals from them.

If you’re looking for a way to get good quality traffic click here to join Leadsleap free today or read my Leadsleap Social Review on this blog.


Putting It All Together

My Top5Programs all work seamlessly together to create a dynamic online business with a single focus and multiple income streams.

My primary product is SFI while Wealthy Affiliate gives my my blogging platform (and business blogging training).

I use Leadsleap to promote my blog content, squeeze pages and top 5 programs and to track visitors to my pages.

Adkreator enables me to create squeeze pages that stand out from the crowd and brand me as an expert in my field. Those squeeze pages pull leads into my Trafficwave mailing list.

Once on my list, Trafficwave automatically contacts my leads with a series of compelling email newsletters. Those newsletters work to build trust and convert my subscribers into affiliates in one or more of my Top 5 Programs.

If you have any questions about how any of this works, feel free to contact me any time via the contact form elsewhere on this blog.

David Hurley



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  1. Thanks Mr David. This top5 progam you launch is fantastic. I love it so much because it brings a lot of encouragement to members. Thanks.

  2. Hi David,

    This is a very useful post to me as an aspiring affiliate marketer.

    I am only familiar Wealthy Affiliate, haven’t heard of the other ones.

    I like the fact that you use all these service/products based on your experience.

    You don’t mention it in the post but how long have you been with each of these programs?

    • Hi Zarina,

      Thank you for your comment. I’m glad to know you found my post useful.

      I’ve been with all five programs for quite a while now:

      * SFI since 2007
      * Leadsleap since 2008
      * Adkreator since 2011
      * Trafficwave since 2012
      * Wealthy Affiliate since 2015

      Tried and tested!

      All the best,

      David Hurley

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