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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Course Review

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review

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This was the first and only course I have bought. You probably already know that Michelle is an extremely successful blogger who makes over $50,000 A MONTH from affiliate marketing. She made almost $1M from blogging in 2016! If you don’t believe me you can check out her blog and read her income reports. Michelle clearly knows what she is doing which is why I love this course. She shares all her tips and secrets to help you understand affiliate marketing and start making passive income.

I was a little skeptical at first because:

1. I can’t imagine making that much money ever
2. I didn’t know if this course would be worth it

The modules are super easy to understand and a lot of the tips you can implement right away. I have only been blogging for a few months and I am so glad this is the first course I bought. The earlier you understand affiliate marketing, the better!

Things I love about this course:

1. The Price

When I first decided to consider buying this course I was like dang this is expensive. Then I compared it to other courses out there and was like wow this one is not expensive at all. It was exactly what I was looking for. A way to make passive income (aren’t we all?) She gives you the option of a one-time payment or a payment plan of 2 payments. I added this to my budget for March so I paid for it all at once. The price might seem like a lot but resources I got made it well worth it. Also, you have this course for life! You can log in and review modules whenever you want. Michelle regularly updates the course and you have access to all updates forever.

2. Self-Paced

The course is broken into 6 modules plus bonuses. The modules are all text based and not video (which might be a con for some people) but they are super easy to understand. Each module contains worksheets to help you write down what you need to do and help you implement her tips.

The topics include:

1. What is Affiliate Marketing
2. How to Find and Apply to Affiliate Programs
3. The Legal Details of Affiliate Marketing
4. How to Convert Readers
5. Strategies for Success

For the full list of what is included click here.

She also gives specific affiliate programs you should apply for. She has lists for all niches! Michelle lists over 80 affiliate programs that you can apply to. Some I definitely would not have found without this course. You can skim certain modules (although I recommend going through them in order). Some people complete this course in a weekend. It took me a little less than a month to complete the course. I tried to make sure I really understood what I am supposed to be doing since I knew nothing.

First I applied to Shareasale, Flexoffers, and Grammarly. I got accepted to all three programs. Since March 2017, I have applied to Credit Sesame, Groupon, and programs within Shareasale and Flexoffers including Viator, Swagbucks, and myFICO.

3. Easy to Understand Tips

She really breaks things down into easy, actionable steps. At first, I was so overwhelmed and thought how will I ever understand any of this. If you are a complete affiliate marketing newbie like I was then you should definitely go through all of the modules in order. They are in that order for a reason and help you figure out what you need to do first. She tells you the exact steps you need to take to get started. She gives examples of what you should include in your posts, example emails to send affiliate managers, and easy ways to create marketable content. The course also saves your spot and will check off when you complete a module so you know exactly what you already covered.

4. The Facebook Group

The Facebook Group alone is worth the money. This is a private Facebook group that you can post questions, tips, and advice. She also has days that you can promote your blog including social media pages and specific blog posts. This is an easy way to grow your readers! You can also post any ideas you have and get feedback from the group members. The group has opened my eyes to so many things I had no idea I needed. Although my to-do list keeps growing, I have learned so much from this group alone. The Facebook group is a great community to help motivate you.

This course might not be for you if:

1. You are already making a lot of money from your site and feel you fully understand affiliate marketing. Although, even if you are you might learn some new things you haven’t tried before.

2. You like video-based courses. I thought the all text course would bother me but it didn’t. It is super easy to follow and understand. I don’t think videos are needed.

My Results So Far:

March 2017 Update: Since finishing the course, I have applied to 5 affiliate programs and I have been accepted to all 5. I have already seen clicks for multiple programs and received my first affiliate sale within 2.5 weeks of finishing the course! I just started implementing strategies and I only started blogging in January. This course emphasizes the importance of legal requirements so I also made some changes to my blog to make sure I am complying and I added some recommended plugins from the course. I am going back and fixing old posts and hope to see even better results soon! I haven’t even implemented all of her tools and life has been so hectic lately so I cannot wait to see what happens in a few months!

July 2017 Update: I am starting to make money! I have made money from 3 different affiliate programs and I have been accepted to 3 new ones. I have also grown my social media following and email subscribers just from her exclusive Facebook group. I am constantly learning new things from that group on how to grow my blog and make more money (that group is AMAZING).

Seriously though, this course is worth it.

In all honesty, I highly recommend this course. I am usually pretty skeptical about courses since there are so many out there but this one is well worth it. Especially for beginner bloggers like myself. I knew I needed to learn about affiliate marketing but had no idea where to start. I learned things that I probably would have spent weeks trying to find on google. You don’t need to have a ton of followers for this course to be useful. If you do have a large following then you might see results even faster!

Some of the information I am not sure if I would even find on the internet. This course is well organized and if you have any questions you can email Michelle. She always answers.

Some of the course bonuses include:

1. How to Always Get Approved By An Affiliate Program
2. Pinterest Strategies (this one is my favorite!)
3. How to Increase Your Page Views

You can view all the bonuses on the course page here:

Michelle also offers a 30-day money back guarantee. If you didn’t find this course helpful at all you can get your money back!

Just think, what if you could make even $500 a month? What about $2k a month from your blog? What if you surprise yourself and make more? You can make this into a full-time job! That would be my dream! What do you have to lose?

If you have any other questions about this course please let me know!

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I’m an author, blogger and money coach! I’ve been in the shoes of many of those who feel desperate for solutions to financial issues, and I found my way out. Now, it’s my purpose to help women & couples get rid of financial anxiety, build wealth & dream big.

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