When looking for online for affiliate marketing training the internet has become a plethora of courses looking to teach about virtually every related marketing technique. Affiliate Profits Club is a hub that offers online video training centered around affiliate marketing. The questions I am going to answer for you today in this Affiliate Profits Club review are, is the training, and cost associated with the training offer any value?
Today in my review I’ll take a look at Affiliate Profits Club and what its really all about. After becoming a member I was able to dive into the training to really see what it entailed, as well I am able to provide some information about the up sells offered after enrolling, which there are a few.
I’ll also touch on whether I feel the training would be sufficient for a beginner, and some upsides to Affiliate Profits Club, and what I feel they could improve on so you can make an informed decision.
What Is Affiliate Profits Club?
Affiliate Profits Club was created in 2014 and one of many of Promotelabs affiliate training hubs created to corner the affiliate marketing training arena. Affiliate Profits Club runs a very simplistic style of platform. It consists of multiple online video training courses, that are designed to take someone who already has a level of understanding of affiliate marketing and take their business to the next level.
Affiliate Profits Club offers training in three different levels, with silver being the first. Once a member, you have access to that specific level of training via the videos provided, as well as access to a list of pre-screened premium tools and resources from pre made landing pages, subscription list management tools and much more. You’ll also get the option of investing in some up sells that you’re presented with during sign up.
I ended up only going with the silver level to get a better understanding of their most basic course. Within the silver level, you will find instruction on topics such as:
- How to find the most profitable niches;
- How to attract subscribers and build a subscription list;
- You’ll look at what the ‘perfect’ product to promote would be; and
- You’ll learn to build traffic with three different but simple ways to create a foundation for your super affiliate business.
The Sign Up Process With Affiliate Profits Club
The sign up process to begin with is very simple. Enter your first and last name, email address and pay the associated cost for silver, $27 one time.
The instant you’ve paid you’re membership fee you are hit with an up sell offer.
The first up sell your asked to read through is for affiliate Profits Club “Gold membership package”, which would cost you an additional one time payment of $9.95. The gold membership is set up to unlock the advanced marketing strategies used by two of the Internets top affiliate marketers. Unfortunately no names as to who these top affiliate marketers were given.
The gold membership is similar to the silver, but has its own nine educational videos. A few of the things you’ll learn through the gold package are:
- Five surprising traffic generating strategies for yourself;
- How to negotiate to get super affiliate perks with different product vendors; ( this is something most affiliates don’t do)
- How to position yourself in a certain way that creates tons of fans and followers who engage with your information on your website;
- What’s considered to be a $94 bonus value of two more video training courses called Commission Miner, and List Monster.
What If I Don’t Want The Gold Affiliate Profits Club Membership?
In order to decline the offer of the gold membership, you’ll want to scroll straight to the bottom of the sales page and select “No Thanks” that is displayed in very small print.
You are pitched a second up sell. This up sell offer has a price tag of $297, but your given the special pricing of only $97 if you buy it then and there and there, this is called an up sell, down sell which is quite common in cheap introductory offers. This up sell provides you with monthly new lead magnet kits. These kits sent monthly come with 10 to 30 page marketing/web business/ social media-related reports, already made landing pages and a professionally written seven-part autoresponder follow up email series.
You’re also given an bonus which is a ‘top secret guide’ to opt-in lists. From reading these guides, you’ll maximize your subscription list and it’ll help you use three strategies to turn profit from your list without being overly pushy.
The Platinum ‘freemium’ Up sell.
The last offer is given away for a hefty price of $497.
This is the last of the three up sells you’re faced with, which offers the option to be an affiliate with 10 different promotelabs.com associated websites.
They are membership sites already set up and all you have to do is market them. Once you get somebody to set up for one of the membership sites, the website operators take it from there and you earn money on any upgrades or up sells that your recruit bites on.
This is kind of a cool process, as literally you’re only job is to up sell these 10 different websites (below), and if anyone signs up you get that commission, plus all other commissions associated as your affiliate link sticks to that recruit.
The Affiliate Profits Club Training
The training included in the silver membership consists of ten different videos, averaging roughly 6 minutes. The training is only in video format, and no other resources over and above are offered with the one time payment of $27 silver membership.
Video 1 – The surprising truth about affiliate marketing:
In the first one your given the low down on what your role is as an affiliate marketer, and what type of niche you should look at investing into.
Video 2 – How to uncover the hottest markets around:
This video will teach you how to research your niche, and whether that niche will work for you.
Video 3 – Finding a golden needle in an affiliate marketing haystack:
This video teaches you how to identify the “red flags’ of an engaged and popular topic within your niche. It will help you identify what you should be promoting within your chosen niche.
Video 4 – Hooking the hungry fish with juicy bait:
Once you’ve identified and are promoting those high ticket products within your niche, this video will help you capture the sales from the growing traffic your website has.
Video 5 – The nuts and bolts of assembling your lead magnet page:
This video explains what you want to focus on once you’ve got your traffic to your main lead or sales page.
Video 6 – What top affiliates do differently with their blogs:
Just as it says, what affiliate markets focus on to engage and capture those sales.
Video 7 – How will the super affiliate sell more than everyone else:
This topic focuses on something I truly believe in, and that’s building relationships and engaging with your audiences.
Video 8 – The secrets of the ugly guys who date supermodels:
This video focuses on the importance of your working, and how to capture the attention of your audience through work choices, and what would be considered as “action” words that increase peoples instinct to click on a sale.
Video 9 – An astonishing way to get vendors to send traffic to you:
This breaks down the benefits of a sales funnel, and subscription list, and the benefit behind promoting more than one affiliate product at a time.
Video 10 – Getting more eyeballs in front of your affiliate offers:
This video, the last of ten, explains what other avenues you can take to get more people seeing your sales funnel. It includes things such as having other bloggers share your content, or linking your content with other high ranking web pages.
Is The Training Sufficent For Beginners?
Unfortunately the answer is a simple No.
Although the training has some good information for beginners, the silver level membership doesn’t actually show you how to set up a website which I found surprising.
If you haven’t already established a website with some small amount of traffic, by the end of this training a beginner would be entirely lost.
The tools and resources to complete the suggested tasks and steps within the videos come at an additional cost, over and above the $27 one time fee. As a beginner not understanding what type of website you want to set up, what type of theme would work best and just general knowledge of user flow you are at a handicap right out of the gates while trying to implement any training you receive in the Affiliate Profits Club training.
In Many parts of the training material you are told what needs to happen, but the training doesn’t show you how to do it. I feel this is a critical chink in the Affiliate Profit Clubs training and could be the biggest reason one wouldn’t find success with this program.
For myself, I need more than just videos and links to other resources and tools. It’s nice to have text to reference as you move through the training.
What Affiliate Profits Club Does Well.
- 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you’re not happy they’ll refund your money;
- Inexpensive for the membership itself;
- Very simple and easy to follow training and sign up process.
What Affiliate Profits Club Could Do Better…
- All tools and resources come with additional costs which can really ramp up your costs quite fast;
- Training is minimal and consists of only 10 short videos;
- Potential consumer is barraged with up sells before getting to the actual membership page;
- Not suited for beginners;
- Training videos only explain what to do, not how to do it.
The Final Thoughts On Affiliate Profits Club
All in all, I wouldn’t suggest this course for beginners. There isn’t a lot to learn under in a $27 membership that you couldn’t find on the internet for free.
Affiliate Profits Club makes their real income not from the membership fees but all the affiliate links to tools and internet marketing services they recommend, I see this all the time with cheap introductory costs and then offer affiliate links to products and services.
As I mentioned above, the training talks about a lot of great things when it comes to affiliate marketing, some better than others. However, it doesn’t explain the “How’s”. For example, it teaches you about sales funnels, and promoting the right products for your niche, but lacks detailed instruction on how to actually create your sales funnel.
There is a real void in the training on Affiliate Profits Club and I don’t feel that many people, especially beginners, would benefit from the training.