If you’re here reading this article then you have probably heard about or have seen an ad about Affilorama and are wonder what it is and if you can actually use it to make money online. Maybe you are even in the affiliate marketing business and just want to know if it is a legitimate program or another one of the hundreds of scams out there.
No matter what your reasons are for coming here I’m going to do my best to answer all of your questions about this program, what it has to offer, and whether it is a legit program or not. But first, let’s get to the initial question many of you might be asking.
What Is Affilorama?
Affilorama is a website composed of a collection of tools, training, and support. They portray themselves as a complete affiliate training program, but the question that will be answered in this review is if they actually pull it off and if they do, how well?
At its base, Affilorama is a giant internet marketing course. It contains hundreds of hours of written material and video instruction which goes over all of the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. Here’s my quick overview of this program:
Overall Ranking: 8 / 10
Owner: Mark Ling
Price: Free Basic Membership
Price: Premium Membership $67/month – $1 one month trial
Price: Various add-on packages available as upsells
What Do You Get For The Basic Membership?
The most likely start for anyone heading over to Affiloramam would be with a basic membership. This membership comes with some pretty decent goodies, at least more than you would get or expect to get from other programs out there.
As a basic member, you get access to a number of introductory lessons that hit on all of the key aspects of running a successful online business. Aside from a brief introduction lesson, the rest of the free lessons go over the following:
- Market Research
- Content Creation
- Site Building
- Marketing Ideas
- PPC (Pay Per Click Advertising)
- Affiliate Outsources
As I said, these lessons just give a basic overview of each topic. As a novice in affiliate marketing, a visitor would learn a fair amount to get them started and definitely give them the tools to have a good start, but they don’t go into great detail or cover advanced techniques.
The other things you get with this membership is access to their member forums along with access to their blog section. The blogs seem to be written by a few members of the Affilorama that have been granted a Site Admin role.
There is one other thing you get with the basic membership, but since it is kind of the key feature (at least I feel it is) I’m going to give that it’s own section a little further down in this article.
That pretty much wraps up the Basic Membership. I feel that the basic training is decent but the rest of what you get is pretty much a standard at this point. If you want to check out a program that offers much more than this with their Free Memberships I suggest you head over here.
So What About The Premium Membership?
As a premium member, as expected you get all of the things a basic member gets. You also are given access to some advanced training videos, training for product creation, an Affiliate Blog Bootcamp training, and free hosting for up to 15 domains.
The advanced training videos just go into the deeper detail that I mentioned the basic member training lacked. Along with those videos, you get an “exclusive” video which is a 7-part video guide which is the product creation training. Mark Ling shows you how to become a product owner in these videos.
The Affiliate Blog Bootcamp training is a series of “over the shoulder” lessons given by Mark Ling, where he goes through, step-by-step showing how he sets up a blogging website that makes money.
What About Those Upsells?
I mentioned earlier that there were additional add-on packages available through upsells. These packages are:
In my opinion, the first two in this list are not worth getting and I’ll show you why in just a bit, but first I should probably tell you what they have to offer…
AffiloBlueprint is a “foolproof” blueprint, or step-by-step, system that is supposed to show you how to make a profitable affiliate website. It offers you the following:
Ok, so here’s my beef with this particular package…Why is this stuff being sold as being something different than the premium (and to a point, the basic) memberships already get? They are touting this as being a step-by-step blueprint to make a profitable website, so what is the rest of the content they are giving you for your monthly premium cost giving you?
I don’t know, but this just seems like a huge cash grab, especially when it is running at the price of $197! Stay away from this package.
AffiloJetpack is kind of an everything already done for you package. This package kind of assumes you just don’t have what it takes to build a successful website for yourself, whether that is due to a lack of time, willpower, or creativity.
I guess the one nice thing about this is that they offer you 5 niche websites for the high price you are paying to get everything done for you. One of the things I don’t like about this package is that you get all of this done for you, but you are still going to have to continue to work on the website yourself. You are still going to have to come up with new content and keep things fresh.
I guess that is why this is just called the Jetpack, though. It just gives you that head start you might need/want. So what does this package cost you? I whopping $997! When I saw that, I felt like I got a punch in the gut. That’s a pretty high price and I recommend you stay away from it as well.
So earlier in this article, I mentioned that there was one key feature that I think actually has a lot of potential. AffiloTools is currently in beta, but from what I have seen from it there are some pretty cool things it does.
Basically, AffiloTools is an all-in-one analytics page. You create a “project” which is actually just your website, and it gives you a bunch of really useful stats and insights on your website. It shows you information on your traffic and the sources that the traffic is coming from. It shows you keyword ranking and tells you whether those keywords are rising or dropping in ranking.
It also links to your ClickBank account so you can see at a glance the revenue that you have made from your different ClickBank affiliate links that you might be using. On top of that, you can also connect your Facebook and Twitter account to this tool. This allows you to manage your posts from a single page, which is always nice.
There is also a little section that tells you the health of your website. This pretty much just lets you know if there are any problems with your page that might cause you issues in terms of SEO.
Like I said, it is still in beta, but what I have seen there I really like right now. There are a few parts of this tool that are only able to be used if you are a premium member, but as a free member, I think you get enough information out of it to make this particular tool worthwhile.
Wrapping Things Up
Affilorama is definitely not a scam website or program. It does contain a lot of really great content that is useful for both the newcomer and expert. I feel that they start to overstretch when it comes to the packages they offer at an additional cost on top of what you might already be paying as a premium member.
At a cost of $67 per month for a premium membership, I think, while it is a good source of content, there are better options out there for less money then what they are asking. Here’s one example of a program I find to be a better value. They offer 2 FREE websites to their starter (basic) members where Affilorama does not. They also offer a few other perks that you just don’t find on Affilorama.
If you have any comments or questions about Affilorama, please leave a comment below! As always, I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂