The Affilorama Review – Is it Still Worth It?

The Affilorama Review – Is it Still Worth It?

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Affilorama has been around for a long time and many respected Affiliate Marketers used it get started in Affiliate Marketing, but I want to explore whether it is still the best option in 2018…Is it still worth your time if you are looking for a way to get started in Affiliate Marketing.

Affilorama Overview & Rankings

Product Name: AffiloramaAffilorama

Owners: Mark Ling

Website URL: affilorama.com

Training:  4/5

Support:  4/5

Website Builder:  4/5

WordPress Hosting:  3.5/5

Research Tools:  4/5

Success Stories:  3.5/5

Price: Free, $67, $197, $997

BestAffiliateMarketingTools.org Rating:  4/5

A Quick Affilorama Summary

Founded in 2006 by Mark Ling, Affilorama is a training platform aimed at teaching you about Affiliate Marketing.  The training is easy to follow, and the tools are useful, but the free version has outdated training and no access to certain elements.  The paid membership comes with a lot of great features – but does it all stack up in 2018?

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What Exactly is Affilorama?

Affilorama is a training platform all about Affiliate Marketing, starting and scaling an online business. Mark Ling launched in 2006, he is a very successful online marketer and this platform is there to share his knowledge.  He is also the owner of Jamorama and Rocket Piano.  Being part of Affilorama means you join a community of other internet marketers, with 300,000 members making it one of the larger communities.  But I did notice with this program that Mark Ling is not as involved as you might expect.  A number of the videos are done by his team, and don’t expect to bump into Mark in the forum.

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The training lessons are a mixture of blog posts, long and detailed articles and videos.

Who Does Affilorama Benefit?

Affilorama is pitched as a one-stop shop for new and experienced marketers wanting to learn about affiliate marketing and offers training and tools to help you get started or scale your online business.

Last year, they changed their membership and now offer a free membership, where you can watch some training material on getting started.  If I am honest, the free training isn’t as good as it might sound – a lot of it is outdated and needs updating, but there doesn’t seem to be any intention to update it.

But I did find that when you join the free membership, you get the option to buy a guide called the “Pathway to Success” for $19.  But I totally found this guide to be great, and in a way better value than the training included in the free membership.  It is all around creating great content for your online business.

This isn’t to say that someone completely new to affiliate marketing will not benefit from the free membership, there is a lot you can learn from – but you just need to be mindful that not all of the techniques are still relevant.  For example, their training on ‘backlinks’ is outdated and actually bad practise for SEO now.

As you can expect the premium membership is aimed at those who want to actually benefit from their affiliate tools.

How Does Affilorama Work?

Let’s start with their different packages and what they include:

Free Membership

There is a lot of training included in the free membership, you also gain access to their community forum.

  • Affiliate Marketing Quick Start Guide: Learn the Basics of how Affiliate Marketing Works and also how to avoid the scams
  • Roadmap to Success: this downloadable roadmap helps if you get confused with affiliate marketing.
  • Video Lessons: Over 120 lessons that illustrate the ways to building your affiliate marketing business.

There are over 20 hours of free content, which is a great feature of their free membership.  But like I said, a lot of it is outdated.  But again, it is free.

Affilorama Premium Membership

This is their flagship product, and the way the free membership is designed it becomes a bit of an upsell to this tier.

You can get started for a $1 for the first month, but then it is $67/month after that.

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They do offer a 60-day money back guarantee, in case you are not happy which gives you peace of mind.   This way you can fully experience their premium membership, before deciding whether it is for you or not.

We do recommend getting everything out of the free option, before upgrading.  But the premium membership is where the real useful information is.

With the Affiliate Premium Membership, you receive the following:

  • Monthly Web Magazine, this covers an affiliate marketing sub-topic in detail.  Really helpful for the niche you select.
  • Webinars and Interviews with Successful Affiliate Marketers where you learn from them.
  • Web Hosting for 15 domains
  • AffiloTools is included
  • 30 Premium Quality Articles a month
  • 2GB Disk Space
  • 75GB Monthly Traffic Bandwidth
  • 10 FTP Accounts and 10 MySQL Databases

AffiloTools

This is included in a premium membership, but also comes as a standalone product. It is designed to help with your search engine ranking. Whilst I totally recommend you track your traffic, this is more for an experience marketer with an up and running website.

You can connect AffiloTools to a Google Analytics account and keep track of the following information:

  • Rankings for Every Keyword
  • Rankings on Various Search Engines and Regions
  • The amount of money you earn from ClickBank
  • The number of retweets and likes you get on Twitter and Facebook
  • The number of pages indexed
  • Details of how your rivals are performing in key areas.

There are four options ranging from a free basic account to the gold package which is $97.

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I have mixed feelings about the AffiloTools, Google Analytics already covers a lot of these things anyway, so I am not sure whether it is worth the cost.

AffiloJetPack

According to their website, the JetPack option can ‘earn you a huge income on autopilot’, but it will cost you $997.  There is the 60-day money guarantee, and Mark Ling says you can request a $100 refund if you follow the training and it doesn’t yield the results.

The features included in the JetPack package are:

  • Content Creation ‘Cheat Sheets’ that show you how to create hundreds of blog posts and unique articles quickly and easily.
  • A WordPress website setup with a year’s worth of hosting and AffiloTheme
  • Free reports designed to help you increase your emails opt-in rates
  • Professionally written templates for your email marketing
  • eBook Graphics

The claim is that with the Jetpack package you can create a business in six days.  You will receive 18 profitable niches and can choose five websites in five different niches.

Mark Ling does make some incredible claims with his JetPack.  Stating that following his instructions could end up with you earning $20K in a single day.  The seven steps he claims is this:

  1. Someone visits your website
  2. Your website offers a free report or gift which serves as the bait
  3. They take the bait and you send them several emails that week automatically
  4. The nature of the email helps build trust
  5. You introduce recommendations for affiliate products. Gentle persuasion is mooted
  6. You continue emailing recommendations and (hopefully) make sales
  7. (He claims) it happens so often you can quit your day job.

If you just read those seven points, it can sound like this is a system that means you are doing it on autopilot.  But in reality, you still need to put a lot of time and effort into it.

AffiloBlueprint

This is touted as the blueprint training to creating a profitable online business with affiliate marketing.  It is a one fee of $197.

AffiloBluePrint

You get lifetime access to the training which shows you how to create a website, write excellent content and ranking it well.

You have homework to complete after each lesson. A quick overview of what is included:

  • Learn how to perform research and find profitable niches
  • Create and customise your website
  • Discover how to attract more visitors to your website
  • Optimise your website for sales

Their unique theme is included, which is called AffiloTheme which is usually $97.  It is designed to help you create a beautiful website that is SEO friendly. It has a total of six themes in one, to help with the look you are after.

What is Good About Affilorama

  • The Premium Membership contains a lot of useful written and video content
  • The Course is well laid out and easy to understand
  • You can get started with Affilorama within a couple of days
  • The paid tools/training is effective
  • The forum is relatively active
  • 60-day money back

What Could Affilorama Improve on?

  • A lot of outdated content with no plans to update it, backlinking and PLR content isn’t great practice any longer but is still heavily covered in the training.
  • Upsells can get really expensive very quickly, the free membership isn’t enough to make it work, but the other options are quite expensive
  • Only get the Website Builder if you pay, So you would need to spend money either way to get a website
  • Questionable Link Practices
  • Course Creators not actively involved.

How Much Does Affilorama Cost?

You can learn some information about Affiliate Marketing for free with Affilorama, but in reality, you will need to invest in Affilorama to see any success.

I have covered the cost of their premium options above, but in short.  Their monthly plan is $67/month.  But you would need to buy their website builder AffiloTheme on top of that which is $97.

Their Blueprint will cost you $197 as a one-off price, and their Jetpack is a one-off $997.

But there is one thing I want to point out at this point, the hosting with the blueprint is only included for the first year, so you will need to pay again for the hosting after this year.  So not everything is included in the one-off payment.

What Is the Affilorama Support Like?

Whilst joining a community is a great think, you would expect there to be a mix of experienced and new affiliate marketers – where you could ask questions and get answers from the experienced.  But I tended to find new people asking questions and not particularly getting great answers.  I also found that when I started searching for topics and saw a great looking post title, I would click on it and find it was just someone spamming the community.

The platfrom itself offers a help centre with questions related to it and offer support via email or telephone.

My Honest Opinion of Affilorama – Is it Still Worth it?

I think there are definite benefits to some of the features of Affilorama, I feel there are better options out there that are more value for their money.  The free training on offer is great for a beginner to get started and there is some value in going through it as it is free, and like I said the book on offer when you join up is definitely worth the $19.

A watch out with the training is that there are plenty of stuff that needs updating and there is just enough to encourage you to invest in the higher tier products.

If you want to benefit properly from the platform you will need to upgrade to the premium membership which is $67/month.  This is $20 more a month that Wealthy Affiliate, but I believe you will get a lot more help and support from Wealthy Affiliate and the tools include in WA make it a much better investment.

The Jetpack and the Blueprint packages are great options for the right people.  If you have the money to invest and trust that the training will achieve everything Mark Ling states, it can be a step in the right direction.

But for a beginner, I feel you will not benefit from Affilorama unless you invest into the $67/month option.  You will always have the 60-day money back guarantee if it doesn’t work out.

But like I said, a free starter member with Wealthy Affiliate gets a full introduction to the platform for 7 days – Which is the way I started.


If you have had any experience with Affilorama, I would love to hear what you thought of them.  Did you invest in the premium package and were you successful.

I would also love to hear if you have any experience with Wealthy Affiliate.  Any questions, leave them in the comments below.

Affilorama

7.8

Training

8.0/10

Support

8.0/10

Tools

8.0/10

Success Stories

7.0/10

Overall Rating

8.0/10

Pros

  • Premium Training is Good Quality
  • Course is Laid Out Well & Easy to Follow
  • Paid Tools are Effective
  • Forum is relatively active
  • 60-day Money Back Guarantee

Cons

  • A lot of Outdated Training
  • Upsells Can Get Real Expensive Quick
  • Only get the Website Builder if you Pay
  • Questionable Link Practises
  • Course Creators Not Actively Involved

12 thoughts on “The Affilorama Review – Is it Still Worth It?”

  1. I was quite interested when I found out that this marketing education platform had a free membership, but I suppose Mark Ling has set this up to be a bit of a funnel to the upsells etc (and who would blame him!). 

    Still, one dollar for a months worth of premium lessons has to be worth it – I wonder if you could get enough video lessons under your belt in this time to cancel when the $1 month is up?

    • Hey Chris,

      thanks for checking out my review and leaving some comments.  I do agree with you about the free membership, people want to know what they are getting into and are more reluctant than ever to hand over money unless it is worth it.  So by giving a free option for people to try does help.

      It might be worth trying to learn as much and then cancel the membership, as it is only a dollar.

      I personally like how you get to try Premium for 7 days for Free with Wealthy Affiliate, and you don’t even have to hand over your credit card details.

      thanks

      John

  2. I’m in the affiliate business too for almost two months now. But I have never heard of AFFILORAMA. It was good that I read this article today because I learned something that I didn’t know about. 

    After reading this article I was able to know what is Affilorama and is it still a best option to use it. Thank you for this article!

    • Hey Sujandar,

      thanks for checking out my review and leaving some comments.  I am glad you found the article useful.

      Thanks

      John

  3. Great Post! I am relieved to be seeing a legitimate business opportunity after a while. The scores you have given seem to indicate that this is not a scam which is always nice. I think the membership fees are a bit steep, but that’s just me (probably).

    I think this review is quite fair and you have pointed out the pros and cons of Affiliorama. I think you are right that there are more relevant and “live” training platforms like Wealthy Affiliate.

    Thanks for the info!

    • Hey Renton,

      thanks for checking out my review and leaving some comments. Affilorama has been around a while and is definitely not a scam – but whilst I think it is really useful, I think they could improve some elements to make sure it is still relevant and helpful.  The free training provided is partly outdated and this could lead to some people believing the paid membership isn’t worth it.

      thanks

      John

  4. Like Wealthy Affiliate , Affilorama has been around for quite a while and they are definitely one of those programs that does not have the word scam attached to it.  It is nice to take a look at other options.  At the end of the day it seems like the full fledged would be a bit pricey for me.  I am going to continue doing what I am doing with Wealthy Affiliate but thank you for the great review and showing us there are options.

    • Hey Dale,

      thanks for checking out my review and leaving some comments.  One of the first obstacles we have to overcome online is finding a genuine product that is right for us.  Wealthy Affiliate & Affilorama are both successful products and have helped people start affiliate marketing and become successful with it.

      I find everyone is different and that is why it is great there are options available.  I prefer WA, but that doesn’t mean it is right for everyone.  The main thing is that whichever we choose, it is there to help and not drain our money with no outcome.

      I personally believe Wealthy Affiliate is more value for money, but that is for the reader to decide which is better for them.

      thanks again

      John

  5. Hi there,

    Thank you for your post on Affilorama. Mark Ling also authored a course called Manifestation Miracle which I thoroughly enjoyed.

    After reading your post though, I am glad that I made the choice to become a Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate. I like that WA provides a lot of value at a lower cost & they don’t keep upselling products to you. I also love the amount of support you get at WA in addition to the training and classroom sessions.

    I wish you all the best 🙂

    Vik

    • Hey Vik,

      thanks for checking out my review and leaving some comments.  The training available at Affilorama is good, and I will need to check out that Manifestation Miracle  – But it doesn’t seem to provide the great value that Wealthy Affiliate offers, without any up-sells.  It is $49/month and stays that amount regardless of how successful you become.

      thanks again

      John

  6. Hey john,

    Affilorama is actually pretty good, I’ve tried it until the silver package but then, it got too expensive and I stopped using it altogether. I learned everything I needed to but in order to progress to the next level, prices went up to $97 a month so I decided to give up.

    Mark Ling got bashed by a lot of people to drop the price or provide more value for the equal price and he said he’ll see what he can do but until today, nothing. Promising program though, and quite interesting too but there’s just something about it that seems off.

    • Hey Riaz,

      thanks for checking out my review and leave some comments. Thanks for your insights into your experience with Affilorama.

      The price can get quite steep, and but it doesn’t seem great value.

      thanks again

      John

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