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Affilorama Review 2018 – Another Scam or What?

 

Name: Affilorama | Affiliate Marketing Training, Software & Support

Website URL: www.affilorama.com

Price:

  • Basic Membership – $0 (Join here)
  • Premium Membership – $1 for 30-day trial then $67/mth
  • Upsell 1 AffiloTheme – $97
  • Upsell 2 AffiloBlueprint – $197
  • Upsell 3 AffiloJetpack – $997
  • Upsell 4 AffiloTheme – Bronze $17/mth; Silver $47/mth; Gold $97/mth

Date Founded: 2005

Overall Rank: 85 out of 100

Owner/Founder: Mark Ling is the man behind Affilorama

Founder of Affilorama - Mark Ling

 

What is Affilorama?


Affilorama is an Online Affiliate Marketing Training site and community for aspiring affiliate marketers offering support, tips, tools, video lessons. It is made up of several modules:

  • Affilojetpack
  • AffiloBlueprint
  • Affilotools
  • Affilotheme and
  • Affilorama

The main aim of the product is to provide step-by-step procedures so that you could build a successful affiliate online business.

Basic Membership is via the Affilorama package which is the package I will be reviewing today.

Who is Affilorama for?


In a  nutshell – everyone!!

Affilorama has over 100+ lessons, it has something for everyone.

A beginner to the world of internet marketing can start with the lessons which teach the basics of what affiliate marketing is and how it works, then work their way up through the different lessons and available tools.

It’s also great if you’re an intermediate marketer. The more advanced lessons cover topics such as how to drive traffic to your website and leads with solo ads.

So as you can see, this is for everyone.

What do you get With Affilorama?


  •  Access to 100+ Free Video Lessons
  • Lessons for Beginners and Intermediate Marketers
  • Members’ forum
  • Free members’ tools

These are some of the lessons you will get in the Basic Membership Package.

Affilorama Review – Another Scam or What?

 

The lessons in the Basic Membership provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of affiliate marketing which can help you if you are on a limited budget to get up and running.  There are additional benefits of becoming a Premium member such as website hosting, advanced training videos and much more.

 

Basic Membership vs Premium Membership

Affilorama Pricing

Pros


  • Costs $0 to join (Sign-up here)
  • A FREE limited version of AfiiloTools to get you started  – AffilioTools allows you to see how your website is performing (you can track your ranking, what keywords are helping you the most etc). Allows tracking of 1 website.
  • In-depth training videos and supporting text
  • Access to the forum
  • Easy to navigate and bookmark videos as completed
  • Affilorama teaches you how to make money online through affiliate marketing
  • Access to exclusive video interviews with internet gurus like Mark Joyner and Ewen Chia

Cons


  • The forum is not always active
  • $67/mth is a lot of money for Premium membership – to take your affiliate marketing to the next level
  • If you truly want to leverage the affiliate marketing concept, you will need to purchase the additional upsell tools.  They are NOT cheap at a total cost of  $791 (PLUS $67/mth)
  • Some of the training sections are out-dated such as back linking
  • The different memberships levels can be confusing as there are some upsells in the program
  • Very limited training with free membership

 Want access to up-to-date training and a simple membership system? Check this out!!

Upsells


These are additional tools that Affilorama offer at a cost.

AffiloTools

Affilorama Review – Another Scam or What?

On signing up, you get access to the Basic Plan which only allows you to monitor 1 website, research 10 keywords, and 2 search engines.

Affilorama Review 2017 – Another Scam or What?

 AffiloBlueprint

If you are the type of person who learns best when you can follow a precise, step-by-step formula, then Affiloblueprint is for you. Affiloblueprint is a 12-week course using detailed videos to show you exactly what you need to complete each week for your homework. This is a great way to stay focussed – there is so much information on the internet about affiliate marketing that you can get lost, trying to make sense of it all.

 

Affilorama Review – Another Scam or What?

 

AffiloJetpack

AffiloJet Pack – this is for those who just want to get up and running straight away without watching lengthy videos and want to start earning straight away.

With this pack, you get five 80% completed affiliate websites which you are able to choose from 11 pre-selected/defined niches chosen by Mark Ling.  You only have 20% work to do and is a great way to get you started in the affiliate marketing industry.

Affilorama Review – Another Scam or What?

AffiloTheme

Affilotheme is a WordPress theme.  It helps affiliate marketers to build stylish successful websites.  You have the ability to create slideshows, squeeze pages and customized links.  This is a bonus as it means you keep the level of plugins to a minimum which can only help with your page load speed.

Included in AffiloThems are 8 child themes you can choose from. These themes can be further customized to your preferences.

Affilorama Testimonials


” I was actually pretty sceptical when I first heard about Affilorama, but I’m really glad I got over that and became a member. The videos and other resources are great, especially for people who are new to Affiliate marketing.
What I really love about Affilorama is the support — if you’re stuck on something or you need a critique of some of your work, Mark is there to help you out. I was really surprised to find somebody that genuinely cared about my success, and all that extra help has definitely translated into results.
Just a few weeks after joining Affilorama I got home from work one night, checked my accounts and realised that that week I’d made more money online than I did at my regular job. Now I’m no genius marketer, so if I can do it, anyone can.”

Sean Morrissy – Australia


“When I first found Affilorama I had just finished school and was virtually unemployable (due to my profession getting hit particularly hard by the economy).
All I really wanted was the opportunity to work hard and earn a living online.
And that is exactly what Affilorama offered me.
When I was first getting started, I was overwhelmed, confused, and didn’t really know what to do.
Should I try AdSense? Make my own product? Should I blog? How long will it take? And will this stuff even work anyway?
Well, when I came across Affilorama, I got exactly the training I needed. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, Mark Ling gave me a easy-to-understand system to implement and an honest community of people to turn to every step of the way.
It is from using what I learned here that I’ve managed to earn a full-time income and live life on my own terms instead of simply hoping that the economy improves and businesses start hiring again.
I really owe every last ounce of my success to Affilorama. It’s no understatement to say that this has really changed my life for the better.”

Clayton Terao – USA


“Jack decided to get into online business after he got sick of the Rat Race and working for others. He has only been at affiliate marketing for about 4 months now, but already he’s seeing some great results.
“It took me about two weeks to make my first two sales ever! I was so excited.”
When Jack started he gathered as much information as he could find, buying every course and ebook he could. But it was Mark Ling’s personal style in Affilorama that caught his eye.
“The first time I saw Affilorama, I had this gut feeling that this will give me the tools I need to achieve my goals. I want to be like Mark!”
“Affilorama helped me a lot in the areas I needed it most, like creating a landing page. When I started I didn’t even know how to upload to a web server. With Affilorama’s help, now I don’t just create landing pages, but landing pages that convert visitors in to sales!”
“Affilorama has everything you need to know about becoming an affiliate”
Jack has big plans for his affiliate marketing business.
“I set myself a goal to become a Super Affiliate within one year.”
He also plans to stay involved with Affilorama throughout. “I hope to one day be interviewed by Mark as a well known Super Affiliate”

Jack Vidal – Israel


“Joshua was working as a loan officer in Florida when he started dabbling in affiliate marketing a couple years ago. The first year was a struggle.
Every day after coming home from work, Joshua put in 7 to 8 hours at the computer working on his affiliate sites, meaning he was often working 15 hours a day!
He desperately needed a helping hand and one day he stumbled across Affilorama.
After watching the Affilorama lessons and getting lots of one-on-one advice from our forum, Joshua was soon able to make enough to leave his day job and work on affiliate marketing full time.”

Joshua B – Florida, USA

Support


Support isn’t available for the Basic membership package, however, once you sign up for the Premium Membership or it’s other products, you will be able to access free support from Affilorama’s Members and staff.

I have noticed that responses are not immediate.  At times you have to wait for 2-3 days for a response which can be a huge problem if this means you having to delay work on your affiliate marketing activities.

If you want great support, I would suggest you read my #1 recommended tool.  

A cheaper and better solution

Here is my comparison table

Final Verdict  


Affilorama is a legitimate program.

You can definitely learn a lot from signing up to Affilorama’s membership. The video lessons are great and you can really learn a lot about Affiliate Marketing which will be beneficial to you as an affiliate marketer.

However, because of the number of upsells, some of the out-dated techniques mentioned in the training material and lack of activity in the forums, I would bear this in mind if you do decide to try out the free membership,  then if you find that you’re happy you can upgrade to the Premium membership and add the additional tools if you have the budget.

This will set you back at  $1291 plus your monthly fee of $67 when there is an alternative training program that has up-to-date techniques, a very active community, no upsells and much more at the fraction of the cost!!  Please check it out by clicking the link below:

 

My #1 Recommended Training Program

If you have any comments or questions regarding Affilorama please leave them below and I will get back to you.

Jacqueline

14 Comments

  1. I have tried Affilorama before. Almost a year ago, I had joined for free many programs for online marketers.

    I had decided to join one and I was looking for the best option.

    Affilorama had some good free videos but I was all alone. I had questions but I could not find someone to ask. Only I could send on the support.

    So, I decided not to upgrade to a paid membership.

    • Hi Lilias, thanks for your comment.

      Affilorama has a lot of free content but what is lacking is the support.   With Wealthy Affiliate, you not only get great content once you have subscribed but you also get support in the way of online chat, the owners responding to direct emails, users responding to posts etc.  I have asked several questions in the past and I have always had a timely response.

      Wishing you all the best with your online endeavour.

  2. Thanks, Jacqueline. I have been following both Affilorama and Wealthy Affiliate for some time without subscribing to any one yet. I know both to be similar sites but I have not been able to compare and contrast the way you have done here. Great article, I must say.

    Your other articles have also greatly helped me. In fact, I have just added your site to my list of “Wow Blogs”. As a newbie, I look forward to learning more from you.

    Please, is this your Wealthy Affiliate site?

    • Hello Nimnan,
      Thanks for commenting on my article. I’m glad it has helped you and thanks for adding my site as a reference site.
      This is a site I have created based on my experience at Wealthy Affiliate.
      Best wishes in your endeavors!!

  3. Funnily enough, Affilorama was the very first training platform I joined for learning how to build an affiliate marketing business. But my membership was very short lived because the training seemed disorganized and the costs were fairly high for the upsells.

    But now, Mark Ling’s platform sure has changed in a number of ways, and in fact, it appears to have improved over the years. I do love the fact that there’s now a free membership option and there’s plenty of training/resources to dive into. However, I still think Affilorama is too costly for beginners. Your #1 recommendation is definitely more cost effective and doesn’t offer upsells either. It looks like Wealthy Affiliate is a real money-saver in my book.

    • Thanks for commenting on my Affilorama review Neil. I recently joined Affilorama so I can’t compare to what it was like years ago but it seems like they have had a positive make-over!! It’s the free membership that sold it for me. I log in now and again to see if there is any new training. Unfortunately, the site isn’t updated as regularly as the Wealthy Affiliate platform. In the world of Internet Marketing, things change fast, methods are updated etc so we need to keep abreast if we don’t want to be left behind. Wealthy Affiliate does this – where can you get regularly updated relevant training as part of your subscription? Yes indeed. A real money-saver!!

  4. Hi Jackie,
    Thanks for writing this review. Affilorama was one of the packaged I considered before I created my website easyonlinebusiness.club. As you have highlighted in your review, my concern of the package is more how active the community is. As my way of working has always been with people and doing this together, Affilorama loses out to Wealthy Affiliate which is what I used to create my website. Thank you for your review.

    • Thanks for stopping by ht.

      Yes. My main concern was also the level of interaction. If I ever needed immediate answers to my questions would I get it? In Wealthy Affiliate, most times you have more than one person responding and this often is within minutes of posting your question.

      Best wishes to you.

  5. Thanks Jacqueline. I’d not actually heard of Affilorama and it does sound expensive. From looking at the list of cons I think you’ve made my mind up that it is not worth it – Wealthy Affiliate looks like a much better option so I am going to investigate that. Thanks for the great review.

    • Thanks for stopping by Steve.

      Wealthy Affiliate is the better option as there are no up-sells. Affilorama is OK for a beginner who wants to find out about affiliate marketing before taking the plunge.

      Wealthy Affiliate goes a step further in providing the support, tools, up-to-date training in a community that is very much active.

      All the best in your investigation.

  6. I agree with you, Affilorama is not a scam. Some of the training videos are okay and beginners could gleam a few things from them, but I do think the upsells are very expensive.

    I was looking at both this program and Wealthy Affiliate about 6 months ago and tried them both. I decided to stick with Wealthy Affiliate, I think it’s way better, more up to date and a lot more active. This is just my opinion.

    • Affilorama is useful for beginners as you’ve said and seeing it’s free with no time limit I think that’s a bonus. As a member of both Affilorama and Wealthy Affiliate, I find that the Wealthy Affiliate community is more active with lots of new up-to-date content. I also enjoy the live chat and the quick responses.

      This makes Wealthy Affiliate my preferred choice too over Affilorama.

      Thanks for stopping by and see you on the other side.

  7. Great site so easy to look around and find what i need Ive been looking online for something like this and have found a ton but are the the same or as good as his one. I’m a blogger and find everything on your site very useful and was wondering if i could do this to instead of just blogging?
    all be back to get all your tips thx again!!

    Jedediahbennett

    • Hi Jedediah,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      Glad you have found the content useful.
      Blogging covers a range of topics!! – What I am doing is blogging. What are you blogging about?

      Please do re-visit as the site is updated on a regular basis.
      Thanks for your kind words – all the best with your blogging.
      Jackie

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