– Affilorama Overview
Affilorama is an online affiliate marketing training course owned by Mark Ling. It was founded in 2005. Mark is a well known and respected entrepreneur who is also the owner of “Jamorama” and “Rocket Piano”
Affilorama teaches members how to build a successful online business in affiliate marketing. It uses a step-by-step series of video lessons and materials. Paid members also have access to various tools, hosting, a website builder and even an affiliate theme.
There are different levels of membership ranging from free to $497.
With the free membership you get lots of written material, approximately 20 hours of training videos and also video interviews with a selection of successful, well-know, internet marketers.
The free membership teaches all the basics of internet marketing such as content creation, website building, SEO and PPC.
With the Premium membership you get 100+ free video lessons, a members’ forum, advanced training videos, product creation training, affiliate blog bootcamp training and free hosting for 15 domains. You can trial the membership for a month for $1 and then the price increases to $67 per month. If you are taking your Affiliate Marketing career seriously, then the premium option would be your best option. You also have access to Affilotools.
This is a suite of premium tools that analyses data from a range of top sources find out valuable insight regarding your website.
From what I know Affilojetpack is basically a “website in a box” solution that contains everything that you need build a professional looking website and get it making money. This part of the site is currently closed with an option to subscribe to their waiting list and a complementary copy of their “5-Step Formula for Earning $10,000/month”.
AffiloBlueprint is a series of videos showing you an ‘over the shoulder’ view of Mark Ling building his own affiliate website completely from scratch. You can follow along with the videos and can create your own website as well.
You also get Affilotheme for free and one month free premium membership.
You can read more of what’s on offer by clicking the relevant sections below…
A blueprint for building affiliate websites. This uses easy to follow step-by-step videos.
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The premium suite of online tools for marketers to Improve your search engine rankings.
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Affilorama – The Good & The Not So Good Points
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With so many various products and variations Affilorama can be a confusing. There are also lots of upsells and add-ons which I do not agree with because when you buy a product this should provide access to all the product and not just give you tasters and leave you feeling you are missing out on something.
Another part of the program that is outdated and harmful to an online business is the teaching on Link Building and the use of PLR articles – although a lot of the training is excellent, link building techniques and rehashing public rights articles puts all the good Affilorama does actually teach to the bottom.
Within Affilotools there is an article spinning tool which again is simple outdated for todays internet world.
All levels of Affilorama have the support from the community of members, many of which are free members. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. Often times someone will be there, but not all the time someone will be there to give you direct help. The nature of a forum allows for “delayed” support and sometimes it can take several days for your query to get responded to, but sometimes this can also allow for more thorough help (versus telephone or live chat style support)
All discussions, questions and comments can be shared within the community via forums and message boards. Mark Ling on occassion will join in on the discussions, but you should not expect a response from him in a timely matter (if at all) if you are posting questions. He is a very busy entrepreneur and at any given time he has MANY different projects on the go.
There is support at Affilorama from the community mostly via a forum and message boards. You do sometimes see Mark Ling join in but not that often as he is a busy man. The forum does offer support from more experienced members and also staff but this can take several days your query to get responded to.
Do I recommend Affilorama?
The answer would have to be a NO. My answer is based on previous personal experience with Affilorama and my current experience with Wealthy Affiliate.