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Affilorama Review 2018-Are You Ready For The Truth

Affilorama review

Are you thinking about signing up with Affilorama? Let me tell you about my experience with them. This Affilorama review 2018 will be thorough as I was a noob when I signed up. An expert MIGHT see things differently, but maybe not.

At the very beginning of signing up I was prompted to sign up with Clickbank. Hmm, OK? Needless to say, we have started out on the wrong foot already.

So it looks like I am going to have to sign up in order to be able to check out Affilorama to see if it is legit or not. Especially since I don’t have a good impression and I haven’t even made it past the signing up with them.

What is Affilorama?

So now that I have PAID to join Clickbank (I don’t even know what Clickbank is or how they will be of use to me) I am allowed to check out Affilorama. The video is almost 2 hours long. UGH. Not again. To be honest, I don’t even want to watch the video.

I have learned some signs to look out for programs that are NOT legit, or they are filled with upsells. I wasn’t even a minute into the video and already wanted to just exit and move on. Had I been an actual participant, I would have left.

In the video he says that for some of us, we will be taking our first steps in becoming a millionaire. So to me this sounds like all the rest. If it is legit, then there will be a ton of upsells. Which since I had to join Clickbank, that was my first clue.

I am pretty sure there will be more that I have to spend money on along my way. In the video, I am going to learn 6 steps that will show me how to make $10,000 dollars a month that have VERY low cost involved.

Affilorama– an internet marketing course

URL https://www.affilorama.com/

Founded-2005

Founder-Mark Ling

Price– Basic is free, Premium $1 for trial and $67 monthly after trial period

Path2Passive $37 (Upsell)

 

AffiloTheme $97(Upsell)

AffiloBlueprint $197

Who is Affilorama For? Everyone (So they say)

Ranking 7 out of 10

This is a marketing course that will teach us everything we need to know about becoming an affiliate marketer, building our site, getting traffic to it and making sales.

AffiloTools-That’s It?

AffiloTools

In the video above they try to convince you that you are getting amazing tools for FREE. However, for keywords, you are instructed to find them using Google, but you can save them to a keyword list. As for Google analytics, anyone can use it.

So just out of curiosity, a chat box had popped up so I took advantage of it. I asked if Google was the only place I would be able to research keywords.

It took a while to get a response. In the box there was also a box where they wanted me to leave my email address in case we missed each other. I chose to wait for a response.

After she (the member answering my question) gave me the whole low down (which is what I had already read) on AffilioTools, I asked, “When I want to research my keywords, do they offer somewhere other than Google”, her response was yes TrafficTravis.

So of course my next question was, is TrafficTravis free? I was advised, yes they have a FREE VERSION. Hmm. I am not sure if that was good news or not.

Other available tools are of course Google analytics, but you can get that without them. Keyword ranking (no keyword research tool), and SEO ranking.

So far I am not impressed with Affilorama. I decided that I am going to give the training a try to see if I can get a better opinion from it.

Getting Started

Once I got through the video, I should have taken a 2-hour break before starting the training. Finding exactly where to start was a job in itself.

I bypassed the introduction as it was just explaining affiliate marketing and some basics, which I already knew. I was anxious to find out about setting up my website.

The training videos are very hard to follow. The person (I don’t think it is a real person) in the training video does not show you how to perform what he is telling you to do. He shows you bits and pieces, and then just TELLS you how to do the rest while talking rather quickly.

When I went to design my web page, at the bottom of the video it said that in this lesson we were going to design a very basic web page. Sounded easy enough.

I was instructed to use Adobe Dreamweaver, which is expensive (but I can get a free 30 day trial) and is complex. According to them it is premiere web design and development tool in the industry. I beg to differ.

I had to download Dreamweaver. It took 2 days to get it to finally download. If it weren’t for truly wanting to get you the truth about Affilorama, this would have been my breaking point.

Designing My Site

Once I finally got it to download (satellite internet is horrible) I was a little excited to see exactly how Easy creating this basic web page was going to be.

Dreamweaver

I watched the same training video a million times listening to his instructions. I was obviously missing a crucial step because my screen looked nothing like his.

When the designing your website video first starts, he does not have a screen pulled up to show you exactly what to do. But the screen he finally shows was not the same. I wasted another day and a half trying to figure this out.

I have to apologize to you because I ended up giving up. I had posted a comment asking for assistance and as of 2 days later, I had not received it.

had also asked if WordPress was an option because I was not able to do the first one so I sure as heck wouldn’t be able to do the second option.

The second option was called Old School. You will have to add the HTML code directly. I wasn’t able to set up the BASIC web page with Dreamweaver, so this is definitely out of my league.

Old School Web Page

The Training

I bypassed the introduction as it was just explaining affiliate marketing and some basics, which I already knew. I was anxious to find out about setting up my website. That was really a huge let down.

The training continues the same way. He would tell you how to do it but not really show you. He goes through telling you how to find and register a domain (another upsell);

You will learn about researching affiliate marketers, creating content on your site, marketing ideas, pay for click ads and so forth.

I honestly don’t think this would be a training program for anyone who is new to affiliate marketing. They have some good information, but it is not beginner friendly.

Even though there are training videos, they are not very supportive. Training videos are normally meant to SHOW you how something is being done. Theirs doesn’t really do that. It is almost as if they are not showing you the key factors.

As I said before, someone who has been in the online marketing business for a while and knows a lot, therefore not needing the “how to” videos, would probably not have a hard time learning at Affilorama. But then again, they probably wouldn’t need them either.

More Bang For The Buck?

Affilorama does have a free membership with limited training. I knew they would be loaded with upsells. You will have to pay in order to create your web page, get a domain, have it hosted and what about security for it?

Oh, and don’t forget you have to pay Clickbank monthly as well. IF you were to make a sell, you would get paid through Clickbank.

Pathway To Passive “a Birdseye view to success” sells for $37.00 on top of everything else you have to pay for. It will teach you how to find profitable products and niches (how to search Google for them I bet).

You will also learn how to attract the right people and how to get them to buy your product. It is also supposed to teach you how to create content that will attract links naturally.

AffilioTheme will cost you $97 and only a year of free hosting. It is 6 themes rolled in to one and is through WordPress. You will have access to training videos (good luck).

WordPress themes are no where near as difficult as Dreamweaver and Old School. This membership will also come with a custom graphics creator tool.

AffilioBlueprint is basically the same as Pathway To Passive, with a little extra. This is why I asked if I was able to use WordPress. His personal AffiloTheme is a WordPress theme. Keep in mind, you only get web hosting for 1 year.

AffiloBlueprint

 

 

 

AffilioJetpack $997 and it is the jackpot. It is an “autopilot” system. There is no such thing. You have to create content consistently and that is a proven fact.

But, if you do EXACTLY what he tells you, then you will be making good money in 60 days, or not only can you get a refund, he will also give you $100 out of his own pocket.

With this one there are cheat sheets that MULTIPLE writers can use in order to create their content or, give t to a writer they hired to use as the research, and have them write the content for less money.

You will also be able to set up your money making website with one click. All you will have to do is go in and “set it up”. I am willing to bet the one click, is choosing the theme.

The more I read into this the more upset I get. He is going to give you the best affiliate products to promote. But In Clickbank it seems that it is allowed.

Even though, I would think they would have to all be in the same niche as Clickbank requires you to use 1 URL. You wouldn’t want to promote Baby Clothes and Dog Beds using the same URL. At least that is my thought.

My Conclusion About Affilorama

Mark shows a screen shots of his earnings while trying to convince you into buying AffiloBlueprint. In this screenshot his earning are from 2016. Now mind you. They say they have over 300,000 members.

That alone is a heck of a profit even if only half are premium or higher. With the amount of upsells he has, along with the amount of websites he owns, it’s no wonder he is making money.

Affilorama is legit, but I personally think that with as many upsells it has and the fact that you have to pay for a membership with Clickbank, it is NOT a program I would be a part of, nor would I recommend it to someone else.

The layout of Affilorama is horrible and the training videos really need a real person to present them as well as show you how to do what they are teaching you.

If I were to leave a question in the comment thread of a lesson. It would take more than a day to even get a response and even then it would be a roundabout reply.

I am no expert but I do know how to build a website with ease in WordPress at no additional cost. I also know there are better opportunities to make money online.

There Is Better-For Much Less

Let me tell you about a better find. It is totally the opposite of Affilorama and is 100% legit. When you are in training you basically have your hand held the whole time. Don’t worry, you won’t even know it.

One of the owners creates the training and in his videos he SHOWS you what it is that you need to do as well as describe it. He also helps to answer questions in the community and in live chat. There is also live training every Friday night.

The tools that you will have access to are top-notch. You won’t have to rely on google for keyword research either. They have the best keyword research tool in the market.

It isn’t Traffic Travis either and it has more functions than just to save your keyword list. Although, you can save your list as well as brainstorm for more possibilities and even site rank.

The platform is user-friendly and newbie proof. You can very easily see where you are and where you can go. If you have a question about the training or lesson, you get an answer almost instantly.

If you were to have to wait a few minutes, it will more than likely be because of the changing of shifts. The community there is made up of members from all around the world and all walks of life. They love to help you out and help you succeed.

When you go into live chat, there is someone in there 24/7 365. You aren’t greeted with a pop up requesting that you leave your name and email so that you can be contacted with a response. This is called private messaging.

You can build your website, have an abundant supply of themes as well images to make it visual. Yo u don’t need to know coding and no need to pay for an over priced web design tool that is far from easy to use.

Where I am taking you there are no upsells. You will have everything you need to get your own online business started with no hidden fees.

You will get 2 free sub domains. You can choose to stick with them or you can choose to buy your own. It is totally up to you. But that is the only thing that you might want to invest in down the road.

Would you like to see where the elite affiliate marketers live? You can check it and try it for free. Yes, FREE. So go ahead click the button below if you would like to receive so much more than Affilorama and for A LOT LESS.

 

Better for Less

I would like to thank you for checking out my review. I hope I answered any questions you might have had. If not please leave them down below as well as any comments or concerns, as I love to hear your thoughts. I will definitely answer back.

Take Care

Best Of Luck In All You Do

Lee Ann

 

Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.

12 Comments

  1. I am surprised that you had to pay to join Clickbank, it was the place affiliate marketing training programs used to send you to select e-products to sell, I had an account with them a long time ago and there was never any mention of a charge for joining.

    Affilorama sounds like some of the internet marketing programs I joined a long time ago.

    • Thank you Bill for taking time to read my article.
      I was quite surprised when I went to sign up and was sent straight to Clickbank.

      I found this really weird as they are both affiliate marketers. I did find out that one of the products Clickbank have for their members to promote is Affilorama. I can’t figure that out. OHHH, wait. They really want their sales. They must not be getting very many sales through its own members.
      I just realized this as I am doing my review on Clickbank now.
      Yes, Affilorama has there hand out wanting money for everything to do with their program.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  2. Thank you for telling us your detailed experience. I had my fair share of disappointments as well… For instance, for no reason, I could not sign up for Clickbank… Thanks G-d for this… Because of it, I turned to Wealthy Affiliate myself. And I am so glad I did it. WA is like a big family, the CEO being your close friend and advisor when you have a question.
    Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

    • These type of programs are the reason I do this. I know how I felt when I would be taken advantage of and was left not knowing what I even paid for.
      Wealthy Affiliate is nothing like any of them that I have experienced. You get the training and the tools needed o build your online business as well as the best support around, like you said.
      I am very lucky to have found them .
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  3. Dear Lee Ann
    Thank you for this extensive review! Also, a good warning to all who consider parting with their hard earned cash paying for programs like Affilorama. On the other hand, Wealthy Affiliates are just as you have described them. An amazing platform, fantastic training, and supportive community. I have had a first-hand experience with Wealthy Affiliates and I challenge anyone to find a better program for affiliate marketing training!
    Best, Alenka

    • Thank you for your confirmation on Wealthy Affiliate.
      I hope this review will be of use to others so that they don’t fall victim
      to Affilorama or others like it.
      Affilorama has many upsells which in my eyes wouldn’t be considered. But it does give you the training and scams don’t. They take your money and give you nothing.
      I am glad you have made it to become the most legit affiliate marketing training platform ever.

  4. Thank you for going through this process in your effort to find out more about it, and share with the rest of us. It sounds like it was an ordeal to say the least. You’ve written a very helpful thorough review on a product so hopefully someone doing their research will be able to take on board your experience to help them make their decision.

    • Thank you for taking the time to read and leave your kind words. It was definitely an ordeal.
      I only hope to save someone else from having to go through the aggravation of trying to figure
      everything out when trying to use the training and everything at Affilorama.
      There was one thing I had to go and edit after I posted the review.
      I was NOT charged to join clickbank. Even though they wanted my credit card info and stated I would be charged, I noticed on my bank statement that they never charged me. It is still suspicious as to why I was made to join another affiliate marketing platform in order to join Affilorama, which is an affiliate marketing platform as well.

  5. This is a very helpful and through review about Affilorama. I really appreciated the fact you took your time to join them to give us a honest review and that you share this with us. I agree with everything you said about wealthy affiliate. It is truly the best platform to start a business. I am happy to be a part of the community. It is an awesome training platform. Thank you for writing this article about affilorama. Very helpful.

    • Thank you very much.
      I will do whatever necessary in order to keep others from becoming falling victims to platforms like Affilorama.
      I have been a victim a few times and hated it let alone the fact I lost money and nothing to show for it. I vow to tell the truth about these programs and get the word out to help stop the cycle.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  6. I too went the Affilorama path, it was ok for a while until it occurred to me that the training was not giving me all the information I required to get the website up and running.

    The training videos were of good quality as I had a fast connection, however they lacked in content. With me being a total newbie at that stage it was slow going for a while.

    I believe the product does work, as long as you can fill in the gaps. That was extremely hard to do, as you and I both found out.

    Before I got to Wealthy Affiliates, I checked out SBI too and was not unhappy with them, until I reviewed Wealthy Affiliates for myself. Once I did that it was WA all the way.

    Good review, you have told everyone enough to stay away from Affilorama.

    • Thank you for your kind words.
      I am glad to hear from someone with more knowledge agrees with me about Affilorama.
      Others can now see that it isn’t for beginners or the ones more knowledgeable.
      Your comment well hopefully help others who might be thinking that it just isn’t for beginners but if they have some know how it might be for them.
      I agree that you will not know the difference that Wealthy Affiliate can offer you compared to other platforms until you experience for yourself.
      Best Of lUck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

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