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Affiliate Marketing Mastery ( My 2019 Critique)

Affiliate Marketing Mastery ( My 2019 Critique)

Finding success as an Affiliate Marketer can be tough nut to crack. Finding the right affiliate marketing training can be even more of a challenge given the vast inventory of affiliate marketing training options. Courses like Affiliate Marketing Mastery by Stephan Pylarinos populate the affiliate marketing training landscape like Iguanas do on the Galapagos Islands, it’s hard to know what program will suit your budget, learning preferences, time restraints and still produce the results you expect out of your affiliate marketing training program.

I hope you find all the answers to your questions on Stephan’s course in my 2019 critique of Affiliate Marketing Mastery. If I missed anything you can ask me any questions or leave a comment on this review at the bottom of this page.

Topics I will cover, but not limited to, in this Affiliate Marketing Mastery critique are…

  • Who Is Stephan Pylarinos?
  • What Is Affiliate Marketing Mastery?
  • Is Affiliate Marketing Mastery a credible program?
  • What is covered in the Affiliate Marketing Mastery course?
  • What does the cost to value look like for this course?
  • Is Affiliate Marketing Mastery course content still relevant?
  • Is Affiliate Marketing mastery suited for beginners?

The Face Of Affiliate Marketing Mastery

Stephan Pylarinos is a pretty credible guy who has a few products such as K Money Mastery and Life mastery accelerator. Stephan also has a few product successful launches to his name. On his Affiliate Marketing Mastery site, Stephan highlights how he worked on a launch for one of Tony Robbins products and knocked it out of the park. There’s no denying that Stephan knows his stuff when it comes to affiliate marketing, he’s a pretty successful affiliate marketer. Will that success translate into providing a good training option for you, lets find out!

What Is Affiliate Marketing Mastery?

Affiliate Marketing Mastery opened it’s doors in 2016. The only way you can get into the program now is through your participation in one of Stephans webinars. Affiliate Marketing Mastery focuses on all aspects of affiliate marketing starting with building the right work ethic to making your first affiliate sale.

What Kind Of Training Does Affiliate Marketing Mastery Offer?

Affiliate Marketing Mastery offers some really good training that includes training in the following areas…

This is a youtube video that Stephan created explaining what affiliate marketing is. This is a great way to get people to join one of his free webinars that lead you to his Affiliate marketing Mastery course. This is a great live example of how Youtube can work for you in your affiliate promotions.

All these topics and more (70+) are delivered via video format. Video format training can be a good training vehicle for many but it can be a slower vehicle for training. I personally like a combination of text and video instructional training options. I find this the most efficient method of training. The jury is out on which is the easiest to update when it comes to keeping your training platform as current as possible. Current training is of the utmost importance given the ever-changing landscape that affiliate marketing experiences every time a social platform or search engine such as google make updates.

Is Affiliate Marketing Mastery A Credible offer?

I don’t think theres any denying that fact that Stephans Affiliate marketing course is credible. The program does offer much of what you would need to learn affiliate marketing the right way. The program focuses on using proven affiliate marketing disciplines that do work, I use these same techniques to run my “profitable” affiliate marketing business. Given the fact that this offer was launched in 2016 which is like dog years when looking at  the changes that social media platforms and search engines have made in that time I would say that most of the training appears to have kept pace with the fast moving environment of the internet.

Is Affiliate Marketing Mastery Well Suited For Beginners?

I would say by looking at the course content and method of delivery and flow of the course that this product is well suited for beginners. I would say that I only have two legitimate reservations with the Affiliate Marketing Mastery course, one of which is the cost and the effects that this would have on newcomers to affiliate marketing which I will get into as I cover the next topic and the other the support mechanism.

Support in any online training program is the most critical aspect to finding success with your chosen platform for learning. I will be honest I am not a fan of facebook groups as a support mechanism. Over the years I have tested many Facebook groups to see how they compare to forum or community based support options, none to date have lived up to my expectations. This was mostly due to the lack of membership. Activity is great but shear numbers make all the difference to how fast and thorough the answers you get will be.

When I first started my training in affiliate marketing I needed support that was there when I needed it. I worked full time and needed support when I was working on my affiliate marketing training program that was there when I was there, I didn’t have time to come back looking for answers, I needed answers on the spot.

The Facebook group in this case really isn’t that large but they are fairly active which is good. You do get some support from administration which you should expect from a course charging close to $2,000. I would give this support model a “B” rating, there are better models of support out there that offer live chat options for example where you can get timely answers to your questions. There are also support options where members are given incentives to help other members which really speeds up the response time to questions.

Facebook group support is the cheapest support option that any company can provide, other than no support at all. For the price, I would have liked to have seen a few more support options available such as live chat for people who are on a strict time line and need responsive support.

The Question You’ve Been Waiting For, Is There Value In This Offer?

To be quite honest I don’t think there is any affiliate marketing training option that is worth close to $2,000 bucks in my opinion. I think that the creator of Affiliate Marketing Mastery is a credible guy. I think he is a talented affiliate marketer. I think his course is well put together, but the price is too high in my opinion for what you get, there I said it!

Look at what you don’t get!

To practice what Affiliate Marketing Mastery teaches you will need the following tools ad services that aren’t supplied…

Keyword tool: A keyword tool is necessary to write the content that is required in the Affiliate Marketing Mastery training. You shouldn’t write any content unless you first go through the process of doing some keyword research. A few keyword tool providers to look at…

Website Hosting: You will need to get hosting for your website that you will be building as part of your training in Affiliate Marketing Mastery. The cost for hosting varies. Usually hosting providers give you a deal the first year but sock it to you in the second year. A few hosting platforms that you might want to consider are…

  • Bluehost
  • GoDaddy
  • HostGator
  • SiteGround
  • Wealthy Affiliate

Autoresponder: You will need the use of an autoresponder service if you are going to take advantage of the email marketing component of this course.

Costs may vary on the above services and tools, it really depends on what packages and functions you want your services and tools to provide. You should expect that your additional monthly costs would be in the $75-$100 range, depending on what packages you decide on. This adds considerably to your overall cost for this training offer.

My Final Thoughts

I like the training option that Stephan Pylarinos has dished up with Affiliate Marketing Mastery, its first class in many ways. I like the fact that the program isn’t fraught with up selling offers. The program is a pure training offer that doesn’t look to get into your pockets at every turn. The training offered is relevant to affiliate marketing in this day and age.

On the other end of the spectrum I have some reservations. I struggle with the price point that Stephan has put on Affiliate Marketing Mastery. I have work with a lot of new people to affiliate marketing over the years and I feel that putting yourself under financial pressure with the high training cost with tools and services extra is in my opinion a death blow for many new affiliate marketers.

Months go by quite quickly when you are first building your affiliate business. Before you know it you are a year into the building of your business where the costs can really get high if you haven’t started to make any significant income yet. From my experience you should count on a year before your affiliate business gets any traction. It takes time to build a presence online and generate traffic to your affiliate offers.

The training that is offered in this program is good, but can you withstand the financial pressure? Could you handle at least another $1,000 added to the cost of the course for your tools and services. There are some really good affiliate marketing training platforms that offer everything under the same roof for a fraction of the cost, something you should at least look at before you saddle yourself with higher training costs. The program I used to get my affiliate marketing training offered an annual membership ($29 month that gave me everything) I needed under one roof, current training, great forum support, live chat, keyword tool, everything except an autoresponder which you can find for free (up to 2500 subscribers) if you are just starting out.

 

 

 

 

 

Elite Marketing Pro- An Honest Review

Elite Marketing Pro- An Honest Review

I am doing a quick review of an Internet Marketing training program called “Elite Marketing Pro”. This is an Elite Marketing Pro review with a twist from a someone who actually signed up. I am Not going to push elite Marketing pro on you, wow that’s a novel idea Mike. Take the info I provide here and you make your own decision whether to participate or not, enjoy the read, cheers Mike.

In this review I will touch on topics such as….

  • What Is Elite Marketing Pro
  • What kind of Tools and services do you get with an Elite Marketing Pro membership?
  • Who will benefit from an Elite Marketing Pro membership?
  • What does Elite Marketing Pro cost?

I mentioned just a few of many topics that I will touch on in this review. I know that this Elite Marketing pro review will help you get the information you need to make an informed decision.

General Over View Of Elite Marketing Pro

Elite Marketing Pro offers 3 different membership levels

membership $47 (  $27 with a bonus) – This standard option gives basic access and training, definitely has it’s limitations, here’s what you have access to with this membership option

  • 177 page ebook on attraction marketing
  • How to attract and recruit people into your Network Marketing business without picking up the phone.
  • How to use the internet to put an end to rejection and frustration, and sponsor people with ease.
  • How to use email to automatically grow my prospect list, build relationships, and fatten your bank account… all in one fell swoop.
  • The BEST way to filter out tire kickers and lookie-loo’s and get serious people to look at and join your business.
  • How to add brand new streams of income to my existing Network Marketing business… even from people who don’t join you.

To be honest what you will find with a standard membership option is pretty frustrating for the user.  You are shown all the products that are available in EMP, most of which you can’t access under a standard EMP membership. You will also find that you are constantly pitched higher priced packages, its like a pop up nightmare you experience over and over. I personally felt the private coaching calls that you were asked to sign up for were more like sales calls than a training call!

You get very little under the “standard membership” other than the 177 page guide on the basics of attracting customers to your offer and EMP. Can’t give you any pictures of the training because they state you will get a call from a lawyer if you share the content lol.

  Annual membership $297-This membership offer gives you a lot more access. The annual membership will give you access to all the insider membership level training and tools available under this level.

  • Truth about Facebook advertising
  • How to use Facebook groups to recruit
  • How to republish content from EMP
  • Consultation mastery
  • Turning Facebook traffic into profits
  • Automated sales blue print
  • Perfect content marketing strategy
  • Power prospecting
  • How to create a social media plan
  • Personal website hosted with EMP
  • Lead generation builder

There’s quite a bit more to this annual membership, you can go in and look if you want under the $27 Attraction Marketing offer. Have a good look around, but keep in mind, you will face multiple up sells. Don’t bite, take your time, if you want,  come back and ask me my opinion on the packages and how they may help you or milk you, I am here to answer any questions!

Note – You will be asked to join a free 10 day bootcamp to get that $27 price for the Attraction marketing course/guide. The 10 day bootcamp I felt was a waste of time. Once again it seems more like an up selling opportunity for EMP,  but each to their own.

VIP Membership $2997 and $97 a month-This is the membership that offers the most training and in my opinion probably the most meat of all the memberships. Here’s some of  what you find inside this offer….

  • Attraction marketing formula
  • Ultimate sales funnel
  • Copywriters guild
  • Blog Academy access
  • Information blueprint
  • 90 minute profit machine
  • Video sales letter workshop
  • Branded traffic formula
  • Email profit machine
  • Authority Blog checklist
  • Ultimate List building system
  • Ultimate sales conversion system
  • Lead Thief
  • Youtube Traffic blueprint
  • Youtube Traffic Code
  • Social Media Traffic Machine
  • 10-minute Traffic Machine
  • Elite Marketing Pro Insider
  • Whats Working Now Vault

As you can see there is quite a bit of training. This package also gives you a great opportunity to make some nice commissions.

I will be straight up with you, I am an affiliate marketer, that’s why I joined Elite Marketing Pro, not so much for the training, but to make some commissions from EMP, might as well give your money to me lol. There’s a lot to this top tier package but in  my opinion it offers a lot of filler and training I feel you don’t need to drive traffic to a product or generate income online. The platform I use costs me roughly a dollar a day to run my online business that generates thousands in income, not a bad investment wouldn’t you say. With the business building platform I belong to up sells are a strictly prohibited and everything you need to generate traffic and income are supplied, no extras are needed! There are only two levels FREE and PREMIUM which is that $1 a day thing I mentioned earlier.

In all seriousness, if you are joining EMP to get the tools and experience to promote your own product, in my opinion there are less expensive offers out there. One thing you also need to consider is your time. There is a lot of filler in the training, hoops and levels to jump through. Do you have that type of time? Something you really need to consider.

If you are joining with the thought of buying the different memberships so you can make some good commissions like me, then I feel it might be a good idea to you get some  affiliate marketing training first, it will save you a lot of time any money.

Do I use EMP Training?

Elite Marketing Pro has some decent training and to perfectly honest I have used some of the techniques it offers in it’s training. I have much of the training that EMP offers already under my belt from other less expensive training platforms. I did find quite a few good tidbits in the social marketing segments of the training.

Marketing online, whether it is on Facebook, twitter or Google changes like the wind. Social platforms are under pressure from governments and are constantly changing their rules for advertising or promoting offers on their platform. It’s best to get the basic training and then pick up current specialized training as the rules for promoting change. If you belong to a platform like I do, you will be aware of these changes and where to get the appropriate training. If you think you will get the most current training through a platform that has core training modules you are mistaken.

I was lucky, I got my start with some low cost basic training and slowly over time sourced out current free training in areas that were evolving quickly like social media promotions.  I found this to be the most cost effective and efficient way to learn how to drive traffic to products.

What you need to be careful of is putting all your eggs in one basket. If you focus strictly on Facebook strategies you may end up with nothing in the end. Facebook is facing a lot of heat lately from American law makers and I have talked to quite a few people who are saying its really easy to get your account suspended these days by making a few missteps promoting products on Facebook using outdated techniques, something to keep in the back of your head.

I have affiliate marketing training, which in my opinion is better overall, you touch on all the components of attraction marketing, plus you concentrate a lot on content marketing which has a long shelf life as far as traffic generation goes. You drive more and more traffic to your offer as your affiliate marketing training progresses and your experience grows. Every day you are putting more techniques into your tool box, so to speak. Affiliate marketing training allows you to earn as you learn and is less of the face to face promotion you find with attraction marketing techniques. Personally the thought of doing live Facebook groups and putting on a show for friends and acquaintances just isn’t worth the humiliation it brings. Oh god, what’s she or he pushing today, do they need money that bad? I like promoting to the world, not relying on convincing friends to spread the word.

You could get into affiliate marketing for example and promote any product very quickly. EMP or any network marketing product, really any product you want to promote can be effectively promoted using affiliate marketing techniques. There are high quality platforms that cost as little as $29 a month and are absolutely free to look around before you grab for your wallet. You get everything you need to start promoting and “no up sells”. You can have a website up and traffic rolling to your offer in a few months if you work at it.

Do the math on the top level EMP package that will cost you close to $3,000 plus $97 a month to join. Take that $3,000 for the top EMP membership and divide that number by $300, which is the cost for your average affiliate marketing business building platform  per year on average. You could get 10 years of building a lucrative affiliate marketing business or use your training to drive traffic to your own product or business, you only need a one year membership to build traffic that you can send to an existing business or one you affiliate yourself with to earn commissions. It’s really a no brainer when you look at it that way!

Where Does Elite Marketing Pro Rank for Value 

The price point for the Elite Marketing Pro VIP membership that offers the real meat and opportunity in this program in my opinion is very high. The notion that you need to pay high monthly fees as well as an up front fee seems quite extreme to me. Like I mentioned earlier, I pay roughly a $1 a day to make thousands a month in affiliate commissions, heck I might make a commission off you buying into Elite Marketing Pro today!

Anyone can do affiliate marketing, all you do is direct traffic to merchants products like EMP using a website. If you are into network marketing or have your own product, direct that traffic to your offer.

Affiliate marketing, Attraction Marketing, potato, potatoe, tomatoe, tomato, both the same where I come from.

Are you blessed with an abundance of time?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have extra time to piss away. I made the mistake of doing the old ruler test to see where I was at in longevity, it’s an understatement today it really freaked me lol.

There is a ton of info and hoops you need to jump through inside Elite Marketing Pro, this takes a lot of time and possibly money on your part. Don’t take my word for it, have a look!

As a product promoter I could easily make EMP sound really good and take my money and run, but I do have a little guy on one shoulder with wings and another on the other shoulder with a pitch fork, as I get older the guy with wings usually gets my ear. So, here’s your choice, buy into EMP if you want through me or check out less expensive options here!

A Little More About Affiliate marketing?

There are hundreds of thousands of online merchants desperate for affiliates (people like me and maybe you, to promote their products). These online merchants are willing to pay great commissions for your services, You shouldn’t be paying for the right to promote products, the fact is people are scrambling to pay you! Yes, I did pay in this case, people are searching for Elite Marketing Pro and I saw an opportunity as an affiliate marketer to make some money if people want to buy after they have all the info.

As an affiliate marketer I could promote any MLM/Network marketing offer with success. I promote products because I can make more money, plain and simple! I would go through the same process to market my own product if I were in a network marketing opportunity.

All you need is a website and the knowledge on how to drive traffic to your product using a website. Throw in the tools which I might add are very minimal. I use a handful of tools to make some good income online, and most of the tools I use you can find free online.

My Advice To You

Elite Marketing Pro is a credible program that has stood the test of time so I do need to give it credit where credit is due.

BUT!!!!

It makes no sense to me to pay $47 and get access to very little of value. It really blows my mind that people would pay upwards of $3000 and $97 a month to get traffic or make an online income.

Have any questions or comments leave them below, look forward to chatting, good luck Mike.