Who Is Luke Kling?
You’ve waited a long time for the “Who is” post series to come back… It’s finally time! This amazing post series already featured ShoeMoney, John Chow, dk, Darren Rowse, Shawn Collins, Zac Johnson, Jonathan Volk, Frank Kern, Joel Comm, Ryan Eagle, Tyler Cruz, Missy Ward, Ian Fernando, Yaro Starak, Martin Osborn, Justin Dupre, Michael Dunlop, Andrew Wee, Riley Pool, Logan Thompson and Jim Kukral.
Today’s post is going to focus on Luke Kling, an extremely motivated affiliate manager who won his caricature through the first contest I ran with Dukeo. Since he is pretty succesful, I figured that he deserved to be featured in the “Who is” post series as well!
Luke Kling: A little background
Luke Kling was born on July 3, 1988 in Streator, Illinois. He spent all of his early years in Illinois, going to Streator Township High School, then joining Illinois State University. Luke graduated in May 2011 from Illinois State University with a bachelors in Science, his focus being on Web Application Development.
Luke Kling and Web Development
The primary interest of Luke was Web Development: he started building websites in 2004. Luke is not really known for the websites he developed even though he had a few successful ones.
A prime example of Luke’s work is RevTwt.com (formerly TwtAd.com). It’s a twitter advertising platform that is known by every people who have been trying to make some cash from Twitter since more than 2 years.
Unfortunately, Luke sold RevTwt too early because he needed the money to pay for College. 4 months after he sold the website, RevTwt was making the amount it got paid for, in 4 days.
Luke Kling Affiliate Marketing First Job
Luke has been in the affiliate marketing industry for about 7 years now. He started by working with XY7 (an affiliate network) as an affiliate manager while he was still in high school. He worked for XY7 until his freshmen year of college when he decided to quit and focus on school. During his sophomore year of college, Luke realized that he wouldn’t be able to pay his rent and school unless he increased his student loan or found a job. Increasing his student loan being quite an unpleasant choice, he went back to working for XY7 as an affiliate manager.
During his junior year of college, being quite successful, Luke was put in charge of several network accounts at XY7, one of them being Peerfly.
Luke Kling Transition from XY7 to Peerfly
Being a web developer, Luke has been seduced by the fact that Peerfly was one of the first networks to get a completely custom platform built from the ground up, so he decided to stop working for XY7 and joined Peerfly in October 2009.
It has now been 2 years since Luke stopped working for XY7 and joined Peerfly, one of the most successful networks in the industry these days. Luke claims to be working with 35,000+ people who joined Peerfly network and help them monetize their traffic. Even if that’s quite an impressive number, I doubt all of them are very active.
Luke Kling and PeerFly FTW
On July 22nd 2011, Luke got married to his girlfriend of 9 years, Heidi. He also decided to move to Florida to work full-time from PeerFly office in Alachua, Florida.
Luke is now THE affiliate manager at PeerFly. Believe it or not, he is the only affiliate manager for the whole network! Impressive.