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Best Affiliate Marketing Courses: Introduction
Welcome to this blog post on the best affiliate marketing courses in which you will learn:
- The 8 Best affiliate marketing courses
- Why they are good
- Who they are for
As well as a bad course that you should avoid at all costs due to the reasons that I will explain.
Best Affiliate Marketing Courses In 2020
Here are the best affiliate marketing courses in 2020.
1. Franklin Hatchett’s Savage Affiliates 2.0
So, in the first spot is Franklin Hatchett’s Savage affiliates 2.0 course.
This is the affiliate marketing course by Franklin Hatchett and it’s in #1 for a couple of reasons:
- It’s very in-depth and covers most aspects of affiliate marketing
- It’s cheaper than most competitors
- Great for beginners & Easy to follow
This is by far my favorite course. You won’t only learn how to run paid ads but also learn:
- Everything you need about blogging (setting up, articles, SEO, backlinks, keyword research, etc.)
- Affiliate programs
- Email Marketing
- Building Funnels/Landing Pages
- Promoting/Generating More Traffic
And, you also get into the private Facebook group. This is by far the best value course on the market.
|Course||Savage Affiliate 2.0|
Some people have complained that methods such as PBN’s are taught. However, Franklin clearly states that these are black-hat and explains white-hat methods such as Outreach too.
What isn’t taught?
- Pinterest (Not in-depth)
- Native Ads
If you would like more info on this course, I recommend reading my Savage affiliates review.
2. Spencer Mecham Affiliate Secrets 2.0
In our second spot is Spencer Mecham’s Affiliate Secrets 2.0. which is a complete affiliate marketing course, but mostly teaches:
- All sorts of paid ads
- Email Marketing
A lot of the training within Spencer’s course is very hands-on and you can actually watch him over the shoulder in a lot of lessons within the course. It’s also worth noting that he is the first ClickFunnels affiliate to ever reach $1 million in ClickFunnels commissions alone, so he is definitely somebody to learn from.
|Course||Affiliate Secrets 2.0 by Spencer Mecham|
What isn’t taught?
- Blogging/SEO (very little)
3. John Crestani Super-Affiliate System
So, in our third spot we have John Crestani’s super affiliate system.
And although he advertises very aggressively through:
- Flashy Methods (Lots of cash, cars, etc.)
- Using words such as “easy” & making everything look easy
- Telling people to quit their jobs/education
His course is actually pretty good. It only focuses on paid ads, so if you aren’t looking to go into paid ads, I wouldn’t recommend it.
However, if you are looking to go into paid ads, then I would definitely recommend it.
- All types of paid ads
- Funnels/Landing pages
- Email Marketing
- How to scale profitably
The course itself is also very practical, just like most courses on this list. If you don’t have a lot of money to invest, then I definitely wouldn’t recommend this one, as the course is quite expensive and it only teaches paid ads.
|Course||Super Affiliate System By John Crestani|
|Price||$997 or three payments of $397|
What isn’t taught?
- Free traffic (at all)
4. Commission Hero By Robby Blanchard
In our fourth spot is commission hero by Robby Blanchard.
What I really like about his course is that the whole course focuses on just one method. That means the entire group can help each other as the course is just on that one method. Despite it only being on one method, it is quite expensive.
With that being said, Robby Blanchard is the #1 ClickBank affiliate in the world and he only uses this one method, Facebook ads. So, if there is one person who can teach Facebook ads, it’s definitely Robby Blanchard. He has multiple students doing between $1K-$10K per day, but keep in mind there is the ad spend too.
I would only recommend this course if you have at least $20 per day to spend on ads, otherwise, you won’t be able to test Facebook ads efficiently. If you do have the $20 per day to invest, I would really recommend this course, as it only focuses on one method which will make it easier for you to focus.
|Course||Commission Hero By Robby Blanchard|
Don’t get me wrong, the course itself is a 10/10 if it was just a Facebook ads course. However, the problem is that we are talking about affiliate marketing courses and it only teaches Facebook ads, but it does teach them the best.
This may also be a big advantage for some users as it will make them focus on this method specifically. Often, people don’t focus and it causes them to fail.
The course doesn’t teach:
- Anything other than Facebook ads, email marketing, landing pages & funnels
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5. Income School’s Project 24
Next, we have Income schools Project 24.
Despite it being in the fifth spot it probably is the most reliable and probably has the best community. The name is Project 24 because the goal of the project is to make a niche site that generates a full-time income in 24 months.
As you see they aren’t flashy marketers with big claims, Jim and Ricky (the educators) are two down to earth and honest guys. The reason, I have put it in the 5th spot is the fact that it just teaches one strategy, a bit like Robby Blanchard’s course.
Additionally, in Robby Blanchard’s course, you will probably need less time to succeed. With that being said, this course is a little cheaper and requires a smaller budget.
In Project 24, you won’t need tons of additional tools, you will just need the basics to create a website. They actually teach how to do keyword research with nothing but Google and Google trends, so you won’t need any expensive keyword research tools!
This is a solid course if you are looking to build a niche site, in fact, it’s probably the best.
|Course||Project 24 By Income School|
|Price||$399 then $199 per year|
You also get additional Podcasts and Vlogs when you join Project 24. So, overall it’s a really great course if you are trying to build a niche site.
It doesn’t teach:
- How to build an authority site
- Paid traffic
- Tools for keyword research
6.Authority Site System
In the 6th spot, we have the authority site system by authorityhacker.com.
This course teaches all about creating an “authority” site in a specific niche. This means that the only focuses on doing so. It’s like the opposite of Robby Blanchard’s course, it only focuses on building one “authority site”, so it doesn’t teach anything else.
That’s good if you want to build an authority site, but if not then this course is probably not for you. With that being said, the course is great value from true experts on the subject.
So, if you are looking to build an authority site, then I would definitely recommend this course as it will probably help you the most doing that. Again, it’s one of those courses that will only help you if you want to learn this exact method.
|Course||Authority Site System by Authorityhacker|
The reason I have rated it lower than Robby Blanchard’s course is that you will also need additional tools such as Ahrefs that start at $99 per month. In total, you could be looking at almost $500 per month expenses.
And even then, it still takes extremely long to build an authority site. Don’t get me wrong… An authority site is amazing and if you build one successfully, it would be extremely profitable. However, with Robby Blanchard’s course, the time to success is a lot quicker with similar expenses. So, that’s why I have rated Robby Blanchard’s course just a little better.
7. 1K A Day Fast Track
In number 7 is the 1K a day fast track.
The 1K a day funnel teaches how to use quiz funnels with extremely cheap ads such as native ads. It’s a 6-week course and it also offers a 60 Day Money back guarantee. According to Merlin Holmes, the founder of the 1K A Day fast track the refund rate is around 7%.
That is pretty low for a digital course with the price tag that it has, as well as the 60-day money-back guarantee.
What I also like about it is that it teaches quite an alternative method in using native ads and similar ads that are a lot cheaper. In the training, merlin also shows you how to get more upfront sales while collecting emails which is the reason why the method is so profitable.
However, the reason I have only ranked it in the seventh spot is due to the lack of user reviews. Most reviews are just by people who have looked at the training.
Oh, and did I forget, just like any other course it has reviews by Wealthy affiliate members suggesting Wealthy affiliate as a better alternative, despite the courses not even teaching similar things. We will be talking about “Wealthy Affiliate” a.k.a spammy affiliate at the end of this article.
|Course||1K A Day Fast Track By Merlin Holmes|
The reasons I chose to rate it so highly despite there not being a lot of real user reviews are the 60-day money-back guarantee and the credibility of the educator.
In the 1K a day fast track the following is not taught:
- Free traffic (at all)
- More generic (and expensive) ads such as Google ads & Facebook ads
8. ClickFunnels Affiliate Bootcamp
In the eighth spot, we actually have a free course which is the ClickFunnels Affiliate Bootcamp.
What I like about it is that it is free and teaches a legitimate business model that involves offering templates to local businesses while bagging affiliate commissions. Considering that it’s free it’s pretty good. With that being said, in order to do this method, you will need ClickFunnels which comes in at $99 per month.
However, the method does work and it is effective, so I thought I would include it. It does only focus on this one method though and it is pretty limited. It explains the method, but if you are pretty new and don’t know all the “how’s” of the process you probably won’t know what to do, then again, the course is free.
|Course||Affiliate Bootcamp by ClickFunnels|
|Price||Free, but you need ClickFunnels which costs $99 per month|
|Rating||N/A due to it being limited but free|
The whole method is giving away “share funnels” to local businesses.
So, for example, you would create a template for chiropractors. Then, you send chiropractors to an opt-in form where you have a video explaining what funnels are, how they can be used, etc. and offer them a free template, your “share funnel”.
When they click the link and sign up for a ClickFunnels account, they will get the funnel template that you created. The “share funnel” link will act as an affiliate link and if they keep their account after the trial.
That’s all the bootcamp really teaches, but I guess it is good for a free course. However, in order to do this, you are going to need ClickFunnels. If this is something that you want to do, then it would definitely be worth it.
Avoid Wealthy Affiliate
If you are going to research any of these, I can tell you right now on every single one, you will get told to “try wealthy affiliate instead”.
Their affiliates are spammy and all of them just promote wealthy affiliate through negative marketing. That would be somewhat fine if wealthy affiliate would be good.
However, wealthy affiliate has the following problems:
- Outdated training, usually from 2016
- Bad training
- Unstructured training
- Low credibility of educators
- Very few success stories
See more in the video below.
Additionally, 87% of their students’ sites are invisible, meaning they get no detectable traffic. My site is 5 months old in a super competitive niche and gets around 2,000 unique visitors per month. Wealthy Affiliate has been around for over 10 years.
You might be wondering if the training is so bad, why are there so many wealthy affiliate affiliates that manage to rank their reviews?
And the truth to that is, Wealthy Affiliate has 1.5 Million members. If you chuck a blog and some bad training at 1.5 million people, chances are a couple of them will succeed, usually because of the research they did outside of the bad training.
This is demonstrated by the 87% of Wealthy Affiliate sites that are invisible. Oh, and do you know how the 1-3% that are making money are doing it? By selling wealthy affiliate to new members. The model is incredibly similar to an MLM.
If the only people making money are making money recruiting more people this is not affiliate marketing, it’s MLM.
I could have signed up for a free wealthy affiliate account and added it to that list with my affiliate link, but I genuinely think it’s a bad product, so I am not going to do that.
Of course, always do your own research.