Hey guys, Drew here. You've probably searched for the Authority Hacker Pro review online and winded up here.
I promise not to disappoint. Why? It's because i'm a real member and I am going to take you inside for a full unbiased and comprehensive review.
Authority Hacker Pro has been updated and MANY new bluprints have been added. It launched in mid October 2019 - an update from the previous version 2 years ago.
On March 27, 2020, The Growth Hacking Tips & Trips and Using Opt-in Pop-ups for Affiliate Offers Blueprints have been added.
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Authority Hacker Pro RE-OPENING on Oct 18, 2020
for a LIMITED TIME
As you may or may not know, Authority Hacker Pro isn't always open. If you're lucky enough to get in when it's available - congrats.
I'm pleased to say Authority Hacker Pro will re-open again on Oct 18, 2020 and will close again soon.
CLOSING THE DOORS AGAIN IN:
What is Authority Hacker Pro?
Unlike some other reviews out there that mislead you into thinking it's an individual course, it's actually not. Instead, it's a modular course with about 14 different blueprints. That's how many there are now as I log in and more get added in time.
The "Blueprints" are courses, so it's like courses within a course. They are all different topics that cover different aspects of online marketing, SEO, guest posting, etc. - all geared towards helping you run an authority site.
The Blueprints never get stale either. The founders Mark Webster and Gael Breton will do a complete reshoot of any videos that need updating so you always have fresh and relative content no matter the blueprint.
Two hundred new videos have been added to the course which is the culmination of a ton of work from these guys over the last several months. In total, AH Pro has just under 400 training videos. That is colossal!
Who is Gael Breton and Mark Webster?
The creators of AH Pro are former SEO agency owners that quickly realized the potential of owning an authority site. While running their SEO agency and tasked with having to deal with business owners on a consistent basis, the thought of running an authority site was extremely appealing.
This is because an authority site brings in passive income for years. You'll never get bothered by a client again when rankings change, or for whatever reason.
As for their success, Mark and Gael launched many sites and got out of the client game. One of their sites makes six figures - now imagine building something similar. With their training, nothing is held back and you get all their knowledge to help you grow your business.
I can relate to Mark and Gael because I too was an agency owner (I still am on a very small scale with some awesome clients) but switched to affiliate marketing by building authority sites.
Their training is spot on and i've learned quite a bit from them - granted I had success before I came across their training, I was intrigued because they approached building sites like I do but they take it to a whole new level!
Now What You Have Been Waiting For - What's in the Course?
The course is segmented into Blueprint Categories. The Categories are:
1) Start - The Authority Site System
You may have previously seen my review on The Authority Site System which you can also check out to get more info on this bluprint. It's still offered as a standalone course but if you get AH Pro, this course (or blueprint) is included with your subscription.
TASS is an extremely intense course showing you how to build an authority website. In fact, I first learned of the Authority Hacker brand by jumping on their free webinar. Not to toot my own horn, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that these guys take the same approach as I do with building authority sites - and more.
So for this module, please see my review (link above) to get more details. I'm also a member of this course so you'll get full details of this blueprint.
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2) Content Blueprints
There are 4 Blueprints in this section:
Here you are going to learn how to boost sales & traffic with just a few small tweaks.
Explode your sales to get the most out of your site.
Included is the following:
In this blueprint, you are going to learn how to build a powerful editorial queue that enables you to keep your site fresh with new content.
You'll be using "Asana" to do this.
There are 11 modules in this blueprint with a total of 59 lessons.
Once you are doing, you'll know how to professionally run a team of content writers, SEO's, link builders, editors, VA's and more like clockwork.
Templates are also provided to assist you with the entire process.
In this blueprint you are going to learn how to build from scratch an entire content team.
In the beginning, you may write your own content but as you grow, you're going to need to assemble a team or writers, editors and content uploaders who will run your entire content engine for you.
This enables you to focus on your business, produce very high quality, industry leading content.
Most importantly - you are going to learn how to do this at a very reasonable price.
There are 14 lessons in this blueprint
In the Keyword Research Blueprint, there are 4 modules. These are as follows:
The 19 videos vary in length from 6 minutes to around 30 minutes. This module will get you a ton of information on how to find keywords that you can rank for, make you money and so on.
It covers areas such as competitors, seed keywords, finding appropriate keywords, analyzing keywords with AHrefs and so much more.
By the time you're done this blueprint, you'll know which keywords to target and which ones will make you the most money on your authority site.
Here's a screenshot from just one of the videos. That's Gael Breton in case you are wondering.
3) Convert Blueprints
There are 4 Blueprints in the Convert section.
The "Convert" section is fairly large with 4 different modules as listed above. Let's zip through these.
First, is the "Evergreen Funnel Blueprint"
Here is what you are going to learn in this module:
There are 9 videos in this section ranging from 5 minutes to 25 minutes. The video topics include - funnel structure, product delivery setup, new customer setup, shopping cart setup, building your salespage, evergreen scarcity setup and more.
This module is not for beginners. If you don't have an email list, or if you're not making money from your website yet, just stick with affiliate marketing as this module is not for you - yet. Once you get there, then yes, these advanced tactics will help you make even more money. You can revisit this module when you are ready to scale up.
Next up in the Convert section is the "Creating Info Products Blueprint"
Have you ever wanted to create your own info product? If so, this module is for you. Just a disclaimer though as Mark Webster says at the start of this module - creating an info product is not easy. There's also a very high chance your first product might even fail.
I appreciate the honesty here as most courses i've seen will just spew out ridiculous claims of success in creating your own info product but not here. Having said that, your own product can make you a ton of money because you get to keep all the proceeds of your sales. Not only that, you could also get affiliates to sell for you - making this model even more powerful.
In this module Mark takes you through a methodical way of creating your own course, step by step. Its focus is just on creating the product, it does not include marketing it as that is not the focus here.
Here's a summary of what you'll learn:
There are 4 main modules - Deciding | Understanding | Doing | Infoproduct Bonuses.
There are 12 videos in total spread over the 4 modules. Mark goes into great detail about how to develop your product with some theory in the beginning and a disclaimer that this is not for everyone.
If product development excites you, this is one of the best courses i've seen. I also reviewed Clickbank University where they also have a course on product development but it pales in comparison to Mark's teaching.
The only advantage CBU has is that it teaches you how to bring your course to market on Clickbank, but there's info available for that online anyway.
Next, is the Website Sale Blueprint
If you're not aware, an authority website can sell for as much as 30x the monthly income or more in some cases. It's possible you could build a site and sell it for a quick 5, 6 or even 7 figure payday.
If this appeals to you, then this section will show you how to sell it and get the most income possible.
This section is not actually taught but either Mark or Gael, but they have brought in Joe Magnotti and Justin Cooke from empireflippers.com. These guys have been in the brokerage business for a long time and bring a wealth of experience from both sides of the table.
They are going to teach you how to sell your site step by step.
The topics discussed are:
There are 3 modules with 6 videos in total averaging 10 minutes each. Most of you that decided to get into Authority Hacker Pro won't need this right now, but it's a great asset to have in the event you want to sell your site to either invest in new ones or buy your dream home, car, etc.
A bit of advice - invest it in your business if I were you but I get the temptation for toys!
The last module in the "Convert" section is the Affiliate Marketing Blueprint
Since affiliate marketing is my favorite way to make money online, you too should also pay attention to this module. A lot of people start off with affiliate marketing when they want to make money online because it's the easiest way to get started.
Once you start building a few authority sites and are making a good income, you should consider creating your own product. I know for myself I should take Gael's and Mark's advice and create my own product too, which I do plan in the near future. Thankfully I can refer to their "create your own info-product" blue print when i'm ready and so should you.
Let's break down this module and see what you'll learn:
- How to find quality affiliate offers
- How to drive traffic to high paying affiliate offers
- How to presell offers with content & how to link keywords and offers
- Real life setups of mini funnels
The concept of affiliate marketing is simple - find an offer, promote it and get paid. Gael breaks down this process for you and it can be summed up with the following screenshot from the introductory video in the course:
Since this is a fairly large course with 14 lessons, I'm going to go into some more detail so you'll understand what is being taught here.
The course starts off with some theory as to what makes people buy. When you understand this it makes it easier to sell to them. You'll also understand how to write content and the ever important pre-sale content.
You'll learn how to find big affiliate networks and also independent affiliate programs with large companies.
A fantastic strategy also taught is how to reverse engineer competitor's newsletters to find even more affiliate offers.
You'll then learn how to dissect offers so that you'll know what's best your your audience. Discussed is EPC (earnings per click) and CPC (cost per click) conversion rates and more.
You'll also learn how to properly track your stuff so you know what's working and what isn't.
You'll then learn how to link offers to any kind of keyword - something that a lot of affiliate marketing trainers don't show you how to do.
Then, the section that I really liked was the hands-on one with "real life setups." where you'll get tutorials and "how-to's" which focuses on sales.
You'll also get "Advanced Review Funnels" where you'll get a template for review content and a classic email broadcast promo - which really rewards marketers that have built up an email list. You'll also learn how to automate the broadcast money you make with lead magnets + targeted follow ups. Finally you'll learn how to take an evergreen offer and add scarcity to it through bonuses.
If you're a newbie, most of this will apply to you. The only section where you might have to put on pause for a bit is the email section because you'll need to build up your list. Once you do, you'll also be able to add in those strategies to make even more money.
4) Engage Blueprints
Another large section is "Engage" where you will have access to the four blueprints below.
First up, is the Lead Magnet Creation Blueprint
I am sure you have heard what a lead magnet is before. If not, it's essentially a piece of content like an ebook, cheat sheet or some other bonus that you are going to give away for free in exchange for an email address.
I'm sure you've been through this process before, heck even on my site I give away an affiliate marketing & ecom cheatsheet in exchange for your email address.
The idea is simple. With their email address you provide value, give them info that they would probably never find anywhere else and nudge them to a good offer that you have vetted yourself to be a good product. Never sell crap to your audience they will divorce you immediately!
Anyway in this module Gael is going to teach you the following:
- Why lead magnets are important for your business
- What make lead magnets effective, the 2 kinds of lead magnets and how to brainstorm them
- How other businesses use lead magnets successfully
- 2 recommended lead magnet templates
- How to deliver lead magnets effectively
It's a very concise module and to the point with 8 lessons each under 10 minutes. You should get through this module rather quickly but you'll have everything you need to know about lead magnets. I picked up good pointers too that i'll be implementing in some of my sites.
Next, is the Giveaways Blueprint
In this module you're going to learn how to create a contest for a free giveaway. Now, you're not going to do this often, but this could create quite a buzz for your blog/website if done correctly.
Why would you want this? Well, a giveaway is a fantastic way to add a little spice and variety to your lead generation efforts. And let's admit it here - people like to win free shit!
In this blueprint you are going to learn how to setup your giveaways, how to promote them and down the road monetize them so they basically pay for themselves.
There are 10 lessons in this section with some quick 2 minute videos and the longest was about 15 minutes. You should be done soon with this module but at least you'll be armed with the information on how to create a successful contest.
I had a contest a while ago right here on my blog that kinda flopped. even though I was giving away a pretty valuable software in the dropshipping space. If I had this info i'm sure I would have done WAY better and grew my audience. Oh well - next time i'm implementing these strategies!
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Next up - Content Promotion Blueprint
In this blueprint, you are going to learn everything you should do to promote your content once you hit the publish button in your wordpress blog.
You're basically going to learn how to get your content viewe by people that are not necessarily your subscribers.
Gael keeps it real by telling you that some of the tactics he teaches might not work for you, but for the ones that do, you could potentially double your traffic or more.
There's a mixed bag of traffic sources here, some are low quality but you'll get a lot of hits, while others are high quality but traffic on the lower side. For me, I much more prefer the latter as nothing beats quality traffic!
There are 16 blueprints that you are going to learn but just 3 main priniciples that will drive all of these tactics. They are - leveraging social communities, (I laughed when Gael said how he's going to show you how to promote your stuff to these communities without looking like a self promoting douchebag lol).
The next principle is how to leverage influencers to share your stuff and finally "content nuggets" which is the technical stuff that will make your content more shareable and look great.
Here's the 3 principles in image form:
There are 16 video lessons in this section ranging from a few minutes to the longest one about half an hour.
If you only rely on SEO to get your content out there, you are missing out. While some of these strategies may or not apply to you, you should definitely see which ones will work for you. Doubling or tripling your traffic can be possible by putting just one of these tactics into effect. Don't want to miss this module!
There's a total of 16 videos in this module, hence the 16 different strategies I mentioned earlier. They average about 15 minutes in length each. Take plenty of notes and apply these right away. I know I will be!
The Last Blueprint in the "Engage" section is the Email Marketing Blueprint
Gael teaches this section and it's one you don't want to miss. Why? Because he tells you that his teaching in email marketing is what is probably going to make you the most money out of the entirety of AH Pro. That got my attention!
So if you have already started collecting an email list and not sure what to do with that list - this is the place to be.
Gael tells you that your website is a place to offer value with a little bit of monetization but your email list will solely be focused on monetization. However, he teaches how not to "piss off" your readers so they still get value while you make some serious sales from your list.
Here is what you are going to learn in this module:
- How to build & manage your own email backend
- When you should use broadcast emails and when to use automations
- How to monetize your email list without killing it
- How to automate a big part of your business
This module can be complex to execute, but it's explained very well in the 4 sections and 18 videos.
Some of these strategies I am already aware of while others were a wake up call. I'll also be implementing these strategies for my sites going forward. If you've got an email list and you're not sure how to monetize it, i'd pay attention to this one.
5) Link Building
The link building section is going to teach you how to get high quality, relevant links to your website for the purposes of SEO. Without a proper link building campaign, your site will never rank.
Don't listen to some people that tell you "all you need is good content to rank" because that's complete bullshit!
Here's what's covered:
First, is The Guest Posting Blueprint
If anyone knows how to do guest posts it's Mark Webster, he's done over 10,000 of them over several businesses. So it's no wonder he will be teaching this module.
Most of it is with an "over-the-shoulder" approach where you can see what Mark is actually doing on-screen. This is the easiest and best way to learn this stuff because you need to see the process in action to fully understand it.
Along with this, you'll get supporting PDF documents, templates and sheets to assist, along with software to help guide you through the process.
This link building module is very advanced and I suppose newbies would benefit as well, but it's mostly geared towards marketers that are looking to gain more authority to their website via links which in turn results in more traffic and more money!
There are 29 lessons in this module so it will take some time to go through them all. Some of the topics covered are Guest Posting 101, Prospecting Strategies, Email Prospecting, Initial Sending, Negotiation, Submissions & Tracking and more.
If you have had some exposure to guest posting before, this module will turn that upside down. There's a lot more to it than you think and you're going to learn a lot which you'll be able to apply to your business.
Next in the Link Building Section is the Haro Blueprint
Haro, which stands for "Help a Reporter Out" are essentially editorial links with massive authority, we are talking DR 90+. By the way, DR stands for "Domain Rating" which is an AHrefs metric - just think of it as "power"on a scale of 0-100.
These links are considered to be supplementary links which you can run in parallel with your guest posting links and Skyscraper links.
Mark teaches you how to get these powerful links, how to scale it and how to get consistent results that are worth while. You get templates and even S.O.P's (standard operating procedure) so you've got everything you need to get this done.
There are 9 lessons in this module where you'll learn more about HARO and what it is, how to sign up, how to prospect (most important), prospect criteria examples (which ones respond best) and how to use the prospecting criteria most effectively.
You'll also learn how to respond to HARO queries and get some actual responses from real examples that you can see and even apply to your own business.
Mark also shows you how to overcome roadblocks with Haro and turn it around. They are well aware of the issues so knowing this in advance can only help. Finally you're going to learn how you can outsource this entire process.
There's a lot more to it as this was just scratching the surface. There's 10 video lessons in total which break everything down for you in easy to understand terminology.
Admittedly, I've never even considered using HARO but after this module I will be putting this strategy into use. You should too if you're serious about scaling your business.
Finally in the Link Building Section is the Shotgun Skyscraper Blueprint
The Shotgun Skyscraper technique was developed by Mark & Gael back in 2016. Since then, they have taught hundreds of marketers how this unique link building system works - and it does.
This strategy can help you grow your site in a very short time and has even been used by SEO's and agencies to sell links with this method to businesses. Some are making a full time income using this strategy alone.
As an aside, if you are interested in starting an SEO agency, then this module alone will help you to adapt a white-hat linking approach that many businesses will appreciate - and seek.
To get the full details on this blueprint, be sure to check out my Shotgun Skyscraper review.
The Shotgun Skyscraper Blueprint was also offered as a standalone which I got in May of 2019. As of now, you need to purchase Authority Hacker Pro in order to get it. It may be released as a standalone again in the future but this I am not sure.
My review covers the same blueprint that is found in AH Pro and with even more detail so you're not missing anything.
Thoughts on the Authority Hacker Pro
This was not an easy review to do. This course is so massive it would take me much longer to do it justice but that would also mean more reading on your side and I wanted to summarize it as much as possible.
After going through it all, I can say that Authority Hacker is a great resource hub for marketers that need consistent and up-to-date training for all facets of their online business.
Does AH Pro Deliver?
To put it simply, hell yes and then some. This is like a one-stop shop for anyone that has an existing website that wants to scale it to the moon. I don't believe there is a course out there as intense as this one - if there is, I haven't seen it yet.
With the multitude of strategies/blueprints available, you've got so much amunition to scale your business. Do you need all the blueprints? Probably not. But, that depends on the state of your business. What you need depends on many things like how big is your email list, do you need more links, need more ways to get eyeballs on your page/blog etc.
Is AH Pro for Beginners?
I'd be hesitant to say that it's perfect for beginners because it's not. It's not even about the $1997 (or $197 monthly for 12 months) price tag - because this course seems geared towards those with existing sites already.
Would a beginner benefit? Hell yes. As a beginner, you'd simply start off with the Authority Site System blueprint, build out your site then follow the other blueprints. So I might just backtrack on what I said about it not being perfect for beginners because if you take a methodical approach to it - then yes I think it is suitable.
This is provided you have the funds. If you currently have a day job and can afford the $197 monthly and be able to spend at least 1-2 hours a day on your business, go for it.
The good news is that what Mark and Gael teaches is not going to cost you that much when it comes to scaling your business. A lot of the techniques are free while some do require investment. You'll start to use tools and strategies that cost money once you are making money anyway - so this is an offset.
Available for a Limited Time
AH Pro is not a product that is available all year round. In fact, as you are reading this it might not even be offered. I imagine this is because Mark & Gael want to limit the amount of members due to potential issues with support overload.
My other guess is that the scarcity of the course adds value to it - even though it's not needed because this course has a TON of value.
Money Back Guarantee
You're covered with a 30-day money back guarantee. If for whatever reason you are not satisfied, just ask for a refund within the 30 day window and there's no questions asked. I think you'd be crazy to quit though - just sayin!
Authority Hacker has ramped up their support recently to accomodate the demand. I've seen some fake reviews of people that haven't even bought the course (one person is a promoter of the Wealthy Affiliate) claiming that the support is bad.
This is not the case. During business hours you'll get a reply back within a couple of hours.
Where to Get Authority Hacker Pro?
In closing, starting and scaling an authority site is an exciting adventure. This is potentially not just job replacing income, but an opportunity to be massively successful.
It's important to mention that no course can guarantee your success. That is up to you. If you put in the work and follow all the training to a T, there's no reason why you can't build a 5,6,7 or even 8 figure business.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. Just click the contact button.