Best Affiliate Marketing Course: Top Programs for Beginners in 2020

[Updated for 2020]

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Hi guys welcome to my article on the best affiliate marketing courses for 2020.

These courses are targeted to beginners but even intermediate and advanced affiliate marketers will benefit if they choose to pick one of these up.

Strap yourself in because this is no ordinary course review. There are some realities you need to know before you decide to get into this business model.

After my picks, you need to read what follows so you understand the best way to approach affiliate marketing to succeed and how to approach his business model.

Understand this first before buying any course!

My Top 3 Picks for Affiliate Marketing Training

#1 - Savage Affiliates - Franklin Hatchett

Probably my favorite affiliate marketing course and for good reason.

Franklin Hatchett's strategies are excellent and provides a TON of value in a course that is only priced at $197 for the standard course and $297 for the newly updated "Super" version.

When I first got my hands on the course I was expecting much less content and strategies based on the price. The amount of work put into this course is crazy for what you have to pay.

With Savage Affiliates you will learn how to find offers, how to build a website/blog, landing pages and other assets. You'll learn how to make money on Clickbank, Amazon and other affiliate networks. You'll also learn how to drive traffic to your offers with SEO, free traffic and paid traffic.

There's also email marketing and sales funnel training. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and full support including a Facebook group. It really is a complete course and newbies will especially love it. This course will help you to create a passive income and in my opinion is the best option for someone that is new. 

#2 - The Authority Site System - Gael Breton & Mark Webster - Authority Hacker

A while ago when I was in Thailand I jumped on this free webinar that was hosted by Gael Breton, who is the co-founder of Authority Hacker.

I had some time to kill while I was on the beach and was fully expecting to close it after a few minutes.

To my surprise, the training he had intrigued me. The reason? It's exactly the same way I approach creating a new affiliate site. He was teaching strategies in a webinar that you never hear anywhere else. I related to what he was saying and even picked up a couple pointers here and there. 

I bought the course at the discounted price of $599, you can also grab this deal here as long as you act within a few days. It's not a scarcity tactic - it actually will increase!

The training is excellent and helps you build an asset that can not only bring in money in your sleep but for years to come. Building sites like this that bring in passive income are the best way to make money in my opinion and it's what I do as well. This course is excellent in their approach as to how to build them.

You're also protected by a money back guarantee & no questions asked.

I suggest you set aside an hour and check out their free training if you haven't seen it yet. This free training can easily be charged for & you are going to learn a lot.

#3 - Super Affiliate System PRO - John Crestani

The "Super Affiliate System Pro" is an affiliate marketing course created by John Crestani. You may have heard of his previous course - Internet Jetset.

His newest course focuses on paid traffic to drive targeted customers to your offers.

This is a 6 week intensive course that teaches you everything you need to know about paid advertising, copywriting, salespages and so on, It's focus is to help you build a business around paid traffic strategies and to help you scale it up.

The course is the most expensive of the bunch at $997. 

I can only recommend this course if you are not interested in free or organic traffic and have the budget to run ads. Paid traffic can be very profitable if done right. 

You're going to become an expert on paid traffic if you pick up this course. 

And yes, there's also a money back guarantee on this one too.

Final Thoughts on the Top Affiliate Marketing Courses for 2020

Thankfully you only have 3 options to choose from. At this time these are the only affiliate marketing courses I can recommend to you. I am always on the lookout and buying new courses, so if I find another that I deem worthy, I will add it to this list.

There's a ton of courses out there and to be honest most of them are crap. Don't even get me started with "push button" type courses that promise you riches overnight. I feel bad for people that invest in that garbage.

If that has happened to you in the past - you can be guaranteed I will never recommend junk like that on my blog. I only recommend courses that are going to prepare you for success.

But... all of them take work and a willingness to succeed. There are no shortcuts here I am afraid.

Affiliate marketing takes a lot of work. Like any business venture if you are not able to sit through the material in these courses, take in the information and put everything into practice, just forget about wasting your money on any course.

The ones that stick to it are the ones that actually will start to see results, scale and quit their day job.

If you can spend at least a couple of hours a day working on your business, you could do quite well. Sure you'll have days off to do other things, you don't need to be a slave to your business but you should always be planning and scheming, writing things down and planning ahead.

Just ask yourself, where do you want to be one year from now? Still in the same position or something completely different?

If you have any questions, they might be answered below. If not, comment below or just shoot me an email from my contact page.

Before You Buy Any Affiliate Marketing Course, Read This...

If there is one thing you need to understand with this business model is it is super competitive (in some niches) and can be very cut-throat.

Many marketers will try to out-do each other with varying tactics all to get an edge on their competition.

However, this is to be expected due to the amount of money involved these people make.

If this doesn't scare you, then read on. If you're feeling a little squirmy, then perhaps you should look into a different line of business.

Don't Reinvent the Affiliate Marketing Wheel!

When it comes to being an affiliate marketer one thing you need to understand is that you should NOT reinvent the wheel. It's a known fact that many of the top marketers in the affiliate space basically just "copy" what others are doing and what works.

Now when I say copy, I don't mean literally rip off your competitor. I occasionally find people trying to rip off my sites including images. That doesn't last long once I send them and their host a DMCA takedown.

You're going to want to still stand out and not make it obvious to other people that you just copied someone else's stuff. The public will eventually catch on which is not going to help.

When you are doing your research on a product you want to promote, what you should do is look at their sales copy, page structure, content, page design, etc. Use this as inpiration to come up with your own content.

If you go into this blindly and just "guess" what is the best way to set up your pages, site, etc., then I can guarantee you will most likely fail.

But don't take my word for it. Look at Russel Brunson, the CEO of Clickfunnels who is almost worth 400 million. Have you heard about his "funnel hacking" strategy? Basically what he says is to "copy" what others are doing with their funnels.

The look, the message, content, etc, is all "borrowed" or "hacked" in this sense to make them your own.

"The premise here is that if you do what others are doing that have succeeded already, you're in a much better position to succeed yourself.

 If you model what they are doing rather than going at it alone - you'll accelerate your growth much quicker."

So the same concept needs to be adapted with your approach to affiliate marketing. Look at your competition (the ones that are winning obviously) and just do what they do. You aren't going to copy the content word for word but you're going to write about similar topics.

Your pages should pass Copyscape just to ensure that you aren't ripping off someone elses material. Not only does this make sense but you'll also avoid a potential Panda penalty from Google. Word count, structure, etc. should all have similarities. 

When it comes to offers that are being promoted by your competition, you'll want to sell what they sell, provided it is a good product. Don't promote crap - your reputation will be tarnished.

Some things like url's, titles and Htags will be very close because these are the strongest on-page ranking factors but you can be creative with your content. 

My advice is to take the approach from someone like multi millionaire Russell Brunson and other top affiliate marketers that adapt a "hacking" strategy with their business - modeling what SUCCESSFUL MARKETERS are doing already. I think they know better.

Anyway, I do hope you understand where I am coming from and what it is that you need to do should you decide to get into affiliate marketing. Yes you may hurt someone's feelings if you "borrow" their ideas online but this is business.

Put it this way, if you don't someone else will eventually. No one's gravy train lasts forever. Don't wait at the end of the line for scraps.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I learn affiliate marketing for free?

There are plenty of ways how to learn to do affiliate marketing at no cost. Check out this article as it may help - https://drews-review.com/how-to-make-money-with-affiliate-marketing/

Where can I learn affiliate marketing?

There are plenty of resources online on how to learn affiliate marketing. Some are free, some are great, while others are not so good. In order to get the best training possible, it is best that you invest in a good course and one that has been reviewed properly by a 3rd party. I buy all the courses I review so check them out here.

How do I start an affiliate marketing business?

To start, you need to decide whether you are going to create a blog, Youtube channel or some other ways to do promotion. Once you know what platform works for you, you need to do research on how to find the best affiliate marketing products to promote. You then simply apply to be an affiliate for these products(s), get your affiliate link and include it in your promotions.

Why do affiliate marketers fail?

Affiliate marketers fail for a variety of reasons. For the most part, I find that people fail because they give up too easy. I believe this is the most common reason why people fail. Others is they have either no training or bad training or just chose the wrong product. Anyone can do this provided they are trained properly and have the right mindset to continue and not give up at the first roadblock.

Can you get rich from affiliate marketing?

Short answer - yes. Many affiliate marketers make 5 or 6 figures a month. In some cases, even more. This is a very profitable business model and if done right, you can make a lot of money in this business.

Is affiliate marketing easy?

The answer to this question is yes and no. If you have the right training, the right strategy and the right product, it could be very easy. However, missing just one of those elements could make things very difficult and not see any success.

Which affiliate network is best?

There really is no best network because the best would depend on the type of product(s) you wish to promote. For example, if you want to promote courses and software, JVZOO might be a good option, or even Clickbank. If you want to promote health products, then MarketHealth would be a good choice. So you see, it all depends on what you want to promote.

How long does it take to be a successful affiliate marketer?

This is a loaded question because again - it depends on you. If you dive in with little or no training at all, chances are it's going to take you much longer than if you had the right training.  Some people see success within their first week, others could take months.

How Much Can Affiliate Marketers Make?

This varies greatly. Some marketers make just a few dollars a month while others are making 5 or 6 figures. Pay attention to the ones that are making bank and learn from them.

Which course is best in marketing?

If we are talking affiliate marketing, my top choices are Savage Affiliates, The Authority Site System and the Super Affiliate System.

How do affiliate marketers make money for beginners?

For beginners, it is best that you find something you like. It will be much easier to promote something you are interested in rather than something you are not. Once you start making money, you can outsource the work to others for content that you are not familiar with.

How do I become a successful affiliate marketer?

  • Step 1. Get the best training
  • Step 2. Decide on a niche
  • Step 3. Find products to promote in your niche
  • Step 4. Decide on a platform - Blog, Youtube, etc.
  • Step 5. Create content around your niche
  • Step 6. Use your content to promote your products - solve a problem for your audience
  • Step 7. Traffic. Either through SEO, paid traffic or free traffic methods.

How do I promote ClickBank products without a website?

This can easily be done by starting a Youtube channel. Many successful marketers only use this platform to promote affiliate products from Clickbank. If you're not shy to get on camera, you will have the most success this way. You can also do a video slideshows if you're not comfortable being on camera, but it won't be as effective.

How do Amazon affiliates make money?

Amazon affiliates make money by signing up for the Amazon Associates program. Once accepted, you simply include your amazon links on your site, blog or video. It's the same thing like any other affiliate program. If someone makes a purchase from the link you have, then you'll get a percentage of that sale. Keep in mind commissions are low, averaging around 4%.

How fast can you make money affiliate marketing?

This is one of the top questions asked. The amount of time to start making money with affiliate marketing varies greatly. Some people see success within a few weeks, others can take months. I wrote an article on this subject here.

Is affiliate marketing a pyramid scheme?

Affiliate marketing is not a pyramid scheme. With a pyramid scheme such as MLM, you have to pay to become their affiliate. In the traditional affiliate marketing model, you do not pay anything upfront so therefore it is not the same. 

Is affiliate marketing still profitable 2020?

Short answer - absolutely. I see no end in sight for making money with affiliate marketing because vendors know that they need affiliates to survive. To compare, it would be like a typical company with a product to sell that doesn't have a sales team. How could they possibly survive? Affiliate marketing is alive and well and will stay that way.

How do I promote affiliate links?

You can promote your affiliate links on a variety of platforms. Here are some:

  1. On your blog or website
  2. Product reviews & tutorials
  3. Banner Ads
  4. Email marketing campaigns
  5. YouTube Videos
  6. Digital products such as ebooks, courses, etc.
  7. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.



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