AffiliateU Review: Tim Schmidt is a Crazy Person

By Ian | Positive Reviews

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Tim’s Sales Claims

You’re probably already familiar with what Tim Schmidt is selling in AffiliateU, but just in case you aren’t…

Affiliate University claims to be the program you’ve always dreamed of to become a successful affiliate marketer. Tim says that he’ll give you everything you need to build a sustainable, scalable, repeatable, and portable affiliate marketing business.

Tim Schmidt AffiliateU Sales Claims

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He promises that this is a no-fluff, no-frills course and guarantees that if you don’t see results after following all of his training, he will personally coach you one-on-one until you’re successful. And then if you’re still not making money, he’ll process a full refund.

How much of Tim’s claims are true? I watched every minute of the training before writing this review, using my 10+ years in internet marketing to dissect every lesson, and you’ll find all of the answers you’re looking for in the review below.

Be Warned: This is a Long Review

brace yourself for a really long review

To put it simply: I wrote this review for myself.

I’m a “details” guy. If I’m thinking about spending several hundred dollars on an affiliate marketing training course, I want every. damn. detail I can get my hands on prior to making my final purchase decision. That’s the perspective I’m writing this review from.

If I go into too much detail for you, feel free to skim to the next section. In the review below, I break Affiliate University wide open and share everything I found that sets you up for success, as well as everything in the course that might lead someone to failure.

I’ll go through AffiliateU section-by-section and give you an idea of the information each section contains but, more importantly, an idea of how likely the material in each section is to confuse you, overwhelm you, tee you up for failure, or set you up for huge success.

Oh – and if you’re not familiar with me or my website, or you think I may be influenced by Tim’s affiliate commission, feel free to buy through this link:

http://www.affiliateu.com (non-affiliate link; no bonuses included)

That’s a non-affiliate link, and I won’t be commissioned at all if you choose to buy through it. I never let commissions influence my reviews or final rating of a product, so if you decide to buy Affiliate University but conclude that you can’t trust me, just cut me out of the middle by using the link above.

AffiliateU Review At-a-Glance

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This course is one of the most ambitious I’ve ever seen. It’s ridiculous. At times it feels unorganized and you’ll feel overwhelmed. At other times, you’ll understand affiliate marketing more clearly than you might have thought possible, and have ideas and inspiration practically breeding with one another inside your head.

I’ll admit, when I first logged into the product and started going through some of the basic material, I was incredibly concerned. I was referred to review Tim’s product by someone I trust and respect very much (Stephen Floyd, the publisher of Bulletproof SEO) and I knew writing a negative review would not only piss Tim off at me, but possibly at Stephen too. Early in my review, I just wasn’t seeing anything that I felt was worth the price of admission.

But as I continued going through the training (and I went through literally every minute of it for you), I realized that the problem wasn’t Tim’s training. It was the fact that his teaching style was uniquely off-the-cuff and different than anything I’d seen.

Tim uses real-world examples for everything. Nothing is scripted or thoroughly planned ahead of time, so what you get in the training is years of knowledge directly from the mind of someone that’s intimately familiar with affiliate marketing. There’s a “clarity” that comes from some of his training that I’ve never experienced in other products, and I can only think to chalk it up to Tim’s years of experience.

There are times in Affiliate University that your head will feel like a jumbled, cloudy mess. But if you push through it and keep watching the training, leverage the support system when you feel stuck, and you’re willing to work your ass off, there’s a very good chance that this product has the information you need to finally “break through” and create a highly profitable – and in time, passive – affiliate marketing business.

You can find a thorough examination of the product and an expansion on these “Reader’s Digest” summarized statements in the detailed review below.

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Who is this Program NOT Good For?

There are four reasons that a person should stop reading this review right now:

  1. If you’re looking to “get rich quick” or trying to find a copy/paste shortcut with minimal effort
  2. You’re looking to have your hand held every step of the way
  3. You’re totally new to this and have no idea how to build a WordPress website
  4. No matter how good the course is, there’s no way you can afford it

If #1 above describes you, I can’t help you at all. After reviewing over 200 products in the last four years, this simply does not exist. It’s a myth perpetuated by product publishers so that they can rip you off. But if you’re willing to put in the hours and work your butt off, this course could be a good fit.

If you identify closely with statement #2, I don’t think Tim Schmidt’s AffiliateU is going to be a very good fit for you. Tim’s style is very different from most courses that I review. You’re not given a clear step 1, 2, 3, etc. You’re given all of the information you need to succeed somewhat out of order, and you have a very responsive Facebook group for help if you don’t know what your next step should be.

Affiliate University is significantly more advanced and clearer than any other affiliate marketing training I’ve reviewed. It’s a very powerful product that’s likely to help go-getters succeed through brute force using the methods that Tim teaches. But if you feel the need to be “babied”and walked through everything step-by-step, Tim’s style will likely frustrate and overwhelm you immensely.

On the other hand, if you’re fired up and really excited to plow through the training as long as it makes you successful, read on.

If statements #3 or #4 describe you, AffiliateU could definitely be what you’re looking for, but it’s too advanced for the stage you’re at or simply too expensive. If that’s the case, or if you identified with statement #2, one of my free training courses or my Wealthy Affiliate review are likely the pages on this website that would fit your current situation better.

If you’ve made it through all of the “automatic disqualifications” above, it’s distinctly possible that Schmidt’s Affiliate University is what you’re looking for. To be 100% certain before purchasing, take an in-depth look at the product section-by-section in the review below.

Section 1: Orientation (~25 Minutes)

Affiliate University Introduction

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Every course in this industry starts with a “lay of the land”, and if you’ve bought many products in the past, you probably skip right past them these days.

Tim’s take on this section is totally different than anything you’ve seen from other internet marketing products. It’s actually somewhat entertaining, and instantly shows you that Tim thinks about things entirely differently than anyone else publishing affiliate marketing training.

You’re given the “syllabus” for the course, just like you might be on the first day of a semester in college (it is Affiliate University, after all). Tim doesn’t flash a bunch of fancy cars, vacations, and mansions to try to get you “fired up”. He sets your expectations for the course and tells you how to get the most out of his material. Unlike other “orientations”, this one is actually very much worth your time.

How well does the “Orientation” module set you up for success? Pretty darn well. It’s quick, not filled with fluff, and tells you how to get the most out of the course you’ve just paid several hundred dollars for. If that’s not worth 25 minutes of your time, I’m not sure what is.

Section 2: Choosing Your Major (~100 Minutes)

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In the first real module of the course, Tim impressed me and scared the hell out of me. Early on, I thought I was going to end up giving AffiliateU a negative review.

I’ll say this first: Tim demonstrates several things exceptionally well in this module. I’ve never seen an affiliate marketing course take the time to explain private affiliate marketing programs in such great detail, and Tim makes several great points as to why they’re advantageous and why he recommends them over public affiliate programs that manage dozens or hundreds of affiliate offers (Commission Junction, PeerFly, Neverblue Media, etc.).

He also takes a fresh approach to analyzing the competition that has nothing to do with a bunch of metrics and spying tools. He analyzes competition by how strong their brand is and how good of a connection competing website owners are making with their followers. He knows that if he can do a better job on both fronts (which is what a big chunk of the other modules focus on teaching you) that his site will win out, make a lot of money, and become an authority.

This is completely unique and will be very “liberating” for a lot of people that have struggled with analyzing endless competition in a niche, only to find out that virtually EVERY niche has a bunch of really strong competitors. Using Tim’s techniques, that can actually be a good thing to piggyback on and build your own following.

But where Affiliate University really fell short in this module, compared to other products I’ve seen, is helping students pick their niche. In the first of two videos, Tim basically says, “I picked the niche Things Men Buy” and doesn’t give a whole lot of rhyme or reason as to why. He just… did.

ThingsMenBuy.com - Tim Schmidt's Case Study Website in AffiliateU

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Then there’s a second video on the same topic, where Tim starts off really well, explaining that you should pick a niche around your passion. But then he fell down a rabbit hole and spends several minutes discussing how to analyze competition and find affiliate offers rather than giving you a thorough explanation of how to pick a niche (one of the disadvantages of having unscripted videos – it can be easy to get off-topic).

This really bothered me, and as it’s the first real module in the course, it worried me that all of Tim’s training would be like this.

Many of you reading this review that have tried niche marketing before probably understand why this was such a big concern for me. Picking a niche is daunting, and sometimes it can be really hard. It’s one of the top struggles of most of my followers. As I write this review, my wife is getting ready to begin building her internet business and the biggest concern she’s approached me with as she thinks about it is, “How on earth do I pick a niche?”

After going through the rest of the course and spending several hours thinking about it, I can confidently say that this shouldn’t stop anyone from buying the course and learning from all of Tim’s other lessons. There are three reasons why:

  1. Tim’s training doesn’t rely on very small, specific niches like many niche training products I’ve seen. Picking a much larger, broad niche like Tim teaches is significantly more forgiving, therefore it’s much harder to pick a “bad niche” like many of us have done in the past.
  2. You have direct access to Tim and all of the other members in the Facebook group to spitball ideas and verify that your niche sets you up for success, and you’re highly encouraged to ask questions about topics like this when you’re not sure.
  3. This is something that’s actually really easy for me to supplement. I’ve helped hundreds of followers pick their niche over the years, and as part of the bonus I’ve prepared for anyone purchasing AffiliateU through my affiliate link, I have an incredibly in-depth video training that holds your hand through this process step-by-step. This will be a total non-issue for anyone that buys through me – I’ve made 100% sure of it with this bonus video.

How well does the “Choosing Your Major” module set you up for success? On the whole, I’d say very well. At least an 8 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best. It’s definitely a 9 or 10 with my supplemental niche discovery bonus.

I was highly concerned that Tim’s training on picking a niche wasn’t thorough enough compared to others I’ve seen, but it’s not a big deal thanks to the three reasons I’ve outlined above.

Additionally, Tim speaks about several topics that no course I’ve reviewed has ever discussed, and approaches competition analysis and choosing affiliate offers to promote in a fresh and unique way that I think students will find much easier to follow.

Affiliate University is very different from any other training course in affiliate marketing, so it only makes sense that his “Choosing a Niche” training would be very different as well.

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Section 3: The Library (~90 Minutes)

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This is the part of the course where you start to learn about tools and strategies that will apply to your website. At this point in the course, you’ll have chosen your niche and maybe even have an idea of what affiliate offers you want to promote. You’ve poured a foundation in the “Choosing Your Major” module, and now it’s time to start building your business’ frame.

AffiliateU doesn’t cover anything having to do with choosing a web host, installing WordPress, updating nameservers, etc. That’s why I said at the beginning of the course that it’s probably a deal breaker if you’re totally new to this and completely unfamiliar with WordPress, although you can learn all of those things very easily online for free (YouTube alone has hundreds of helpful videos on these topics).

Think of this section as several “hacks” from Tim’s successful business that you won’t have to figure out for yourself. He shares all of his favorite plugins, shows some shortcuts and productivity hacks that will save you a lot of time over the next few months as you build your business, how to find high-quality stock images for free, and much more.

Most importantly, Tim talks about what you need to do to create a credible, relatable “voice” for your brand. This is essential for success using Tim’s strategies, and although he introduces you to the concept here, he talks about it and gives many more pointers throughout the rest of the course.

How well does “The Library” set you up for success? Very well. The only thing in this section that’s fairly “make or break” is developing a voice for your brand. Everything else is just helpful tricks of the trade that you don’t see in many courses, largely due to the fact that they just don’t go into as much detail as Tim does.

Everything leading up to this point in the course, including the next module, would likely be considered basic or intermediate-level training. You won’t get into really advanced stuff that feels like the course was worth several hundred dollars until, fittingly, the “Advanced Classes” module.

But all of this information leading up to that module sets you up for success. So don’t just go skipping to Module 5 and expect to be successful with Affiliate University.

Section 4: Off-Campus (~70 Minutes)

Tim Schmidt Teaching "Off-Campus" Methods like YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram

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This section is pretty essential for your success with AffiliateU. This is where Tim finally introduces you to many of the ways you’ll generate a following, start building a community, and get visitors to your website.

YouTube plays a really big role in this. If you’re not good on camera – don’t worry. You don’t need to actually appear on camera to use YouTube for affiliate marketing purposes, which Tim discusses (and actually shares a way around completely later in the course).

This is a really underrated form of traffic that I’ve personally used a lot in my business. It’s also a great way to position yourself as an authority within a niche and connect with your audience. It’s a win-win-win, and Tim shows you how to use YouTube very effectively as an affiliate.

He also talks about other sites like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Web 2.0s. You can tell his methods actually work, because when he logs onto his computer the day after recording some of these lessons, he’s surprised by several emails and followers from the few minutes of effort he shared earlier in the lesson (see the screenshot below).

Twitter Results from Tim's "Off-Campus" Efforts

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These traffic-getting methods are hugely advantageous and very unique compared to much of the affiliate marketing training you’ve probably seen in the past. No more gouging your eyes out lifelessly grinding away on content that you optimize for the search engines. Although Tim drops a ton of SEO nuggets throughout the course, he doesn’t teach his students to sit back and wait – he teaches them how to start building a following instantly through deliberate “mini-efforts” executed simultaneously while building your website out with content.

How well does the “Off-Campus” module set you up for success? Incredibly well. This is where the wheels begin turning in your mind and everything begins to “click”. You’ll start seeing the full vision and power in what Tim is teaching within AffiliateU, and understanding how your business will grow and begin generating affiliate commissions.

And just like that, once you’ve got the proper “foundation” and “frame”, Schmidt starts sharing the stuff that really sets you up for affiliate marketing success.

Section 5: Advanced Classes (~210 Minutes)

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This is where Tim’s course goes from worth a couple hundred dollars to worth the several hundred dollars he’s currently charging.

It’s obvious throughout Tim’s course that he’s an experienced affiliate marketer. I can tell within minutes of watching a publisher’s training whether they’re legit or a fraud – it’s usually blatant if you’ve been successful in this industry for a while. Tim discusses all of the following topics, plus more, in great detail within this section:

  • Why cost per acquisition (CPA) affiliate marketing should be implemented on your sites rather than ads, and how to implement it correctly in a way that converts visitors into commissions (rather than just linking to an affiliate offer and hoping the person converts, which is what most aspiring affiliate marketers do – that’s not good affiliate marketing).
  • Using Google Alerts to get new content, engage socially, and manage your reputation.
  • How to use Google News to keep tabs on offers that you’re promoting as an affiliate, which you can use to identify promotions, inspire new content, etc.
  • Features and plugins you can add to your site to increase user engagement which, eventually, will help get you more visitors.
  • Using SEMRush to spy on your competitors, find the most popular content in your niche, find new products to promote, get content inspiration, track your rankings, etc. Basically, Tim shows you all of the best features of SEMRush, one of the best premium subscriptions in a lot of affiliate marketers’ tool chest.
  • Important legal disclaimers on your website to be FTC compliant (VERY important as of a few years ago when the FTC passed legislation very specific to the affiliate marketing industry).
  • How to use rankings charts on your website to improve conversions and make more money.
  • Using SelfGrowth.com to establish yourself as an expert in your niche, and more importantly, get more visitors and followers to your site.
  • How to use holiday events and trends to get surges in traffic and sales. These methods also help your SEO thanks to interlinking.
  • Using a specific WordPress plugin to significantly improve your opt-in rates (complete with tutorial).
  • How to use seals of approval to become a top authority in your niche and, as a bonus, receive some SEO benefits and get free, highly targeted traffic.
  • Creating and leveraging “welcome videos” on your site to boost your time on site which, in turn, will also boost engagement and search engine rankings.
  • Using “proof of purchase” to boost credibility and earn visitors’ trust.
  • How to identify and pick keywords that convert most often and will generate the most commissions; discussing “review” keywords and how to leverage them to generate sales.
  • “Commission Hacking” by aligning yourself with other partners that will take care of different aspects of your business – for example, if you enjoy writing but hate video, you may partner with a couple of other people for 20% each to help with SEO and video so that you can focus exclusively on writing.
  • Using “Commission Stacking” to get your competitors earning money for you (can’t go into much detail here as it’s pretty powerful and, although simple, something that I’ve never seen anyone else teach).
  • How to identify trends in your content, and making sure to properly optimize content that you notice is trending.
  • “Persona Hacking” to build credibility and increase conversions on your affiliate sites.
  • Verifying your brand with Google to improve rankings and site authority.
  • How to use posts properly on your WordPress affiliate sites; this increases your credibility, gives your readers more ground to connect with you, and keeps your website fresh.

The “Advanced Classes” module in Affiliate University is where Tim’s experience really shines through. He shares tools, tips, and strategies that took me years of trial/error and personal growth to figure out.

You could make money online and build a successful affiliate business with Modules 1-4 alone. It’s definitely possible to take the information you’ve learned up until this point to start generating a decent income online.

But implement everything you learn in Module 5 on top of that, and I can almost guarantee your business will make 3-4x as many commissions. Much of what Tim shares in this section has been vital in my personal affiliate marketing business to take my sites from “successful” to “highly lucrative” due to significantly improved conversion rates and personal connection with my community.

I apologize if I’m beginning to sound biased – that’s not my intention at all. But this is where AffiliateU won me over and showed me that it was worth its very hefty price tag. This is where Tim “earns his keep” and puts his money where his mouth is.

This is the section of the course that, looking back in a few months if you work your butt off, will account for at least 50%-75% of your affiliate income.

How well does the “Advanced Classes” module set you up for success? Better than any affiliate marketing course I’ve seen since beginning to study this industry 12 years ago. All of the material leading up to this module is very, very important. But this information is what will get you to full-time income and beyond if you apply it to your business and work your ass off.

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Section 6: General Education (~20 Minutes)

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Coming off of a section that contains over 3.5 hours of incredibly powerful and high-level training (I literally had to take a nap when I finished that section because my brain was so tired) to a section that’s only 20 minutes is quite a relief.

It’s not remotely as advanced as the classes you’ll have just finished, but it’s still helpful information. Tim talks about the affiliate lifestyle, many of the benefits of being a top affiliate (not something you really think about when setting out but, I have to admit, they’re pretty neat), how to improve and manage relationships with your affiliate managers, and how he suggests you break down your day-to-day work in order to succeed with AffiliateU.

How well does the “General Education” module set you up for success? This is the only section of Affiliate University that I’d say this question doesn’t really apply to. The information in this section is very helpful (and Tim plans to continue adding lessons as time goes on), but at this point in the course, you have everything you need to build a successful affiliate marketing business. All of this is just icing on the cake, and helps clear up some lingering thoughts/questions you might have from other modules.

Section 7: Webinars (~62 Minutes)

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Here we are 4,000 words into this review, and we’ve finally arrived at the course’s last module.

Tim is holding once-a-month webinars for AffiliateU members, and they’ll all be recorded/uploaded here. Since the product is brand new as I’m writing this review, there’s only one webinar in there right now. But in time there will be many more, and this is your chance to dig deeper into some of the strategies from the course, watch Tim’s example website grow, and participate in Q&A sessions to get personalized coaching for the topics you need help with most.

How well does the “Webinars” module set you up for success? It’s difficult to say at this stage, due to the fact that there’s so little content in here at the time I’m writing this review.

But in time it should become a helpful expansion to the rest of the course, a place for powerful guest speakers to share their best tips and tricks, and a place for you to ask questions and potentially get “live help” from Tim while he walks you through your biggest challenges step-by-step using his screencast.

Regardless, you have everything you need in modules 1-5 to build a highly profitable affiliate marketing website. All that stands between you and success at this point is time and sweat equity.

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Is Affiliate University Right for You?

If you’ve read the entire review above, you can probably answer that question for yourself. This course is not intended for the faint of heart or anyone that’s not willing to work hard. But if you’re willing to give it the time and effort necessary, Tim Schmidt’s course guides you to success better than any I’ve ever seen.

It’s clear that the guy knows what he’s talking about based on the results he’s seeing too. These successes aren’t shared in the course, but Tim’s example website, ThingsMenBuy.com, is competing for some highly competitive, valuable keywords. See the search volume I pulled from Google’s Keyword Planner below:

ThingsMenBuy Target Keyword Search Volume

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This website was only registered in mid-August according to public records, but Tim has already leapfrogged a considerable amount of the competition (even though he has a long way to go). See the rankings below for “cool stuff for men”:

Cool Stuff for Men rankings as of this review

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And his rankings for “cool stuff for guys”:

Cool Stuff for Guys rankings as of this review

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He’s still got quite a ways to climb, but for such competitive terms and only being a few months in, this is great progress. Accounting for the fact that this is far from Tim’s main focus in his affiliate business, these results are even more impressive.

Couple that with several hundred Twitter followers and multiple long-tail page 1 Google rankings, and it’s clear that the strategies taught in Affiliate University produce results if you put in the work.

Very Important: Tim’s Support System

If you have technical site access or billing issues, you can email Tim and his team directly.

But after joining the course, you’re highly encouraged to ask ANY questions you have in the Facebook group:

AffiliateU Facebook Group

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Tim makes two things very clear within the course:

  1. No question is considered dumb, and EVERYTHING you want to ask can be asked in the Facebook group (no matter how simple or basic).
  2. Disrespect will not be tolerated. This is meant to be a healthy, helpful environment and mocking, ridicule, or treating someone disrespectfully will cause you to lose access to the Facebook group (great news unless you’re a jerk).

So this should remain an incredibly helpful, safe environment for you to use as a resource. It supplements the course very nicely, and gives you a “last resort” for help should you need it. And of course, if you bought the course through me you’re ALWAYS welcome to ping me with questions (more on that in my “bonus” section towards the end of this review).

Tim even offers support and advice frequently, commenting on several questions even after they’ve been completely solved by another member:

Tim Schmidt stopping by to help

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AffiliateU Review – Final Rating: A

Hands-down, there’s no affiliate marketing training course out there that sets you up for success better than Tim Schmidt’s Affiliate University. I’ve founds some great courses over the years, but never one this good focusing specifically on affiliate marketing.

Tim goes well beyond the basic and intermediate-level humdrum you see in other courses and gives you replicable, high-level training using real-world examples and case studies. If you want training that gets away from “theory” and puts you face-deep into what successful affiliate marketing looks like using real websites, this is your course.

I know it’s the most expensive course I’ve ever rated positively, but it’s worth every penny. If you purchase this course and look back on a lack of success a year from now, I can almost guarantee it will be due to you not taking action, not because Tim and AffiliateU set you up for failure.

If you’re a hard worker and you’re ready to finally build a successful affiliate business (or ramp your existing affiliate business up to a whole new level) buy Tim Schmidt’s AffiliateU now >> (affiliate link)

Want to be sure I’m not just recommending it for the affiliate commission? Here’s a non-affiliate link that you can use.

It’s not a very nice way to say “thanks for spending several days putting this review together” and you won’t qualify for my bonus, but you’ll get access to a very legitimate product that should help you very much, and that’s what’s most important to me.

Double Tim’s Guarantee and Get an Essential Bonus

I’ve teased my bonus several times throughout this review, so here are the full details. Anyone that buys through one of my affiliate links in the review above and forwards their receipt to me at ian[at]stoppingscams.com will receive:

  1. My in-depth niche discovery video training, designed specifically to plug the only significant hole I found in AffiliateU.
  2. Double Tim’s Guarantee: Tim promises to coach you 1-on-1 until your site is making money if you follow all of his strategies and still don’t generate any consistent income. I’ll double that and promise to give you my 1-on-1 coaching as well, so you get two highly experienced affiliate marketers to grab your business by the boots and bring you up to success, not just one.
  3. Access to me any time you need it if you aren’t getting the help you need from the Facebook group. Any time you’re left hanging or just aren’t getting the support you feel you need from the Facebook group, feel free to email me. I check and respond to all emails at least once a day, every day of the week. This offer never expires.

I know, that’s actually several bonuses. I could attach cheesy dollar amounts to them to tell you how valuable they are, but if you know me and all that I’ve built my reputation on for the past several years, you know that I over-deliver on value every chance that I get.

You won’t find anyone that delivers on their bonuses better in this industry than me – I can absolutely promise that.

Questions? Comments? Sudden Emotional Outbursts?

Wow – you survived! I know this was a really long review, but if you’re considering spending this much money on a product, I think you deserve for someone to break it open and show you everything that’s inside.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below. I respond to them daily. Also, if you’ve read this far, I’d greatly appreciate you leaving a quick comment as a way of saying “thanks”, this way I know I didn’t spend several days on-end putting this review together just for nobody to read it.

And hey! As a special way of saying “thank you for sticking with me”, check out my incredibly in-depth review notes by clicking here >>

Important! August 2017 Update

Tim has recently revamped his “Masters Program”at AffU, and I think it merits an update.  Although it’s an upsell, admittedly, the program is for those who are looking to REALLY accelerate their learning.

Subscribers to Tim’s Masters Program get access to high-quality SEO links (to boost your website’s rankings), one-on-one email support, and strategy consultations that Tim provides personally.

Each member gets access to two thoroughly vetted and safe Private Blog Network (PBN) sites each month. These sites can be used to promote any website you wish (even clients’ sites, for those of you who do agency SEO).

PBN links are very, very difficult to hunt down, build, and maintain on your own. If you don’t have the technical understanding (or the time) to build safe PBNs, but you still want to benefit from them, then I’d recommend taking a serious look at AffiliateU’s Masters Program.

Additionally, there is a “no format, pure value” video module that Tim updates monthly with all of the trends and “cutting edge” tips he has an impressively tuned “nose” for after years as a tremendously successful super affiliate (along with over-the-shoulder looks into his personal projects).

This is where members can learn exactly what Tim’s doing, how he’s doing it, and he even discusses the income that he’s earning.  This is a very rare glimpse into the life of a super affiliate marketer.

Finally, you’ll get access to every template, plugin, and piece of code that his team owns.  If you are serious about pursuing (or improving) your own affiliate marketing business, the Masters Program at AffiliateU deserves a very hard, thoughtful look.

If you have any other questions about the Masters Program (or AffU in general) that I didn’t cover in this update, post it in the comments below and I’ll do my best to get back to you with an answer in the next 24 hours!

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Michael February 25, 2016

I saw this promoted on YouTube and thought it was one of those things that was too good to be true. Then I started talking about it to some of my friends in the industry and they had some thoughts on this because one was involved in the beta launch and had the last 90 days to check it out.

1) You have to work hard to get results.

I thought this was a very key thing. Everyone goes in with thinking that things are just easy. This does take time, but with the road map provided, it’s much easier.

2) Basic knowledge of wordpress (which is simple to learn on YouTube) is a big help. If you know how to use Microsoft Word, you can learn wordpress.

3) There is no such thing as getting rich quick, but if you follow this blueprint, you can go slow and steady.

All in all, if you apply yourself the price is good enough to where you will get an ROI on your purchase and walk away a much more educated person in the internet marketing world. Plus access to a veteran like Tim is something that is worth much more.

I’m biting the bullet.

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    Ian February 25, 2016

    Hey Michael! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Everything you’ve stated here is spot-on; I couldn’t agree more. Best of luck in the course and keep me posted on your progress if you can!

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Bobbi March 26, 2016

WOW! What an impressive review. In fact my favorite part was where you mentioned having been scammed several times before, hence the reason why you write like and how you do now.

I’ve bookmarked and will follow you after this review. I would buy via your link if I hadn’t done it just before finding your review. MY bad!

Thank you again for this and I’ll be looking for what else you might be recommending as well as following what products you might be creating.

Best,
B

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    Ian March 27, 2016

    Haha! No problem at all, Bobbi. I’m just glad you found a safe place to study affiliate marketing. Enjoy the course!

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Tanmoy May 12, 2016

Hello Ian ,

is AffiliateU better than wealthy affiliate? which one should I join?

Best regards
Tanmoy

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    Ian May 12, 2016

    They’re very different products, but on the whole, AffiliateU is much more advanced training than Wealthy Affiliate – absolutely. I wouldn’t recommend AffiliateU to anyone who is brand new to internet marketing and doesn’t know how to build a website. But if you have at least that foundation, AffiliateU is hands down the better product with much more holistic training. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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      Tanmoy May 16, 2016

      Thanks Ian ,

      I am a web designer , I do design custom websites. So I have fare enough idea about webdesign, I also have developed few custom WordPress websites.So website development is not a matter of concern for me, I also know how to host to register a domain & host a website.So I can manage these things but along with I would like to do affiliate marketing as well & I am looking around for some kind of training program which will genuinely help me. The program cost of AffiliateU is pretty higher(997$) & I can’t afford more than 500$ atm, so can you plz suggest me any advance affiliate marketing program which is within my budget?

      I’ll be waiting…

      Best Regards
      Tanmoy

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        Ian May 16, 2016

        Hey Tanmoy – I’m sure it’s out there, but as far as the programs I’ve reviewed, there’s nothing other than Wealthy Affiliate that’s targeted toward teaching affiliate marketing and under that budget. Unfortunately that course is targeted at new internet/affiliate marketers mostly, and isn’t remotely as advanced as what Tim teaches in AffiliateU (one of the reasons the price is what it is).

        Unfortunately, as of right now, I haven’t discovered any affiliate marketing training products that teach advanced methods for under $500.

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Michael May 16, 2016

Thank you for the awesome review. I have been thinking about grabbing this product as I am website developer. Just a few quick questions:

1) Does this course highlight using any tools that allow you to import products easily to your website (e.g. Azon Authority is a popular wordpress plugin I have used in the past – does that work or have you heard of it?)

2) Curious to know whether you have implemented the strategies taught in this course to make money yourself with your own affiliate websites?

3) I understand the lesson is to work hard and success comes with investing time into learning it all but are there success stories of people earning over $500 after only a month?

Thank you once more!

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    Ian May 17, 2016

    Hey Michael! I’ll go through these one-by-one:

    1) No, that’s not something covered by this course. Although plugins like that are pretty easy to figure out if that’s the route you want to take, and the FB group would probably give you some valuable feedback/insight if you asked questions about it inside of the group.

    2) I have! Many of the strategies that Tim taught are things I’d learned on my own over the years that I’ve never seen anyone teach, but Tim fully disclosed in the training. That’s one of the many ways I could tell that he was the “real deal”, and that he knew what he was talking about. I’ve since used some of his strategies to double the income of one of my affiliate sites, going from a 4-digit income per month and now on path to a 5-digit per month income, and started a new affiliate website which is still pre-revenue but has almost 1K subscribers on YouTube after just one month. It’s a site I plan to work on for several years, but will likely be pretty valuable beginning around the 9-12 month mark.

    3) No – I’d say that’s a very rare case. There are some success stories in the group along those lines, but that’s not the normal case nor should it be your expectation going in (unless you have a website with existing traffic, in which case it’s much more easily achieved.

    I hope that answers all of your questions! Let me know if you have any follow-up questions that I can help with.

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      Michael May 17, 2016

      Thank you. I was looking for his affiliate program to also sign up but couldn’t find one. Could you direct me as to how I could sign up? I may want to use this after having success myself.

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        Ian May 18, 2016

        Hey Michael! You’ll want to get in touch with Tim directly for that if/when you decide you want to promote it. I don’t believe it’s an open affiliate program – you’d have to apply and be approved by Tim.

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      Melissa August 1, 2016

      I’m not seeing the “rock-hard” guarantee on Affiliate U. Or any guaranteed help at this point. For the figure, is it worth the risk?

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        Ian August 2, 2016

        The guarantee at AffiliateU isn’t money-back, but a guarantee for coaching and extensive 1-on-1 help if you’re not seeing success with the program. That part is rock-solid. And as long as you’ve read the review above and don’t match any of the criteria under the “Who Isn’t AffiliateU Good For?” section, it’s a great program that I think is very much worth the risk. There’s a great community forming, and the training is much more helpful affiliate training than I’ve seen anywhere else.

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Peter May 29, 2016

Hi Ian,

Amazing review. Couldn’t believe you sat through the whole training…got new respect for you! And Thank You.

Is the course fee the only investment needed to achieve success? Other than time and hardwork, what other cost to expect? E.g. Tools, hosting services, etc.. How much funds would you advise to have to invest in this biz for success?

Thanks again.

Peter

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    Ian May 30, 2016

    Hey Peter! Really all you’d need for Tim’s course outside of the willingness to grind really hard for the next several months is the funds for hosting, if you don’t already have it. And of course, as mentioned above, an understanding of how to build and work with WordPress websites. There are always tools and other things you can buy, or contractors you can hire to take care of some of the work you don’t care for, but that can all be taken care of by you and put off until the site is making enough money to at least cushion the blow of added recurring expenses. You can always add research tools like SEMRush down the road, but if you wanted that in the beginning, it’s $70 per month (but not at all 100% necessary to see results with Tim’s training).

    So all-in-all, less than <$200, the mindset of knowing you're going to have to work hard and follow the training, and prior knowledge of basic WordPress functions. If you have all of that, you should be ready to rock. The nice thing about Tim's very bullish approach to affiliate marketing is that he doesn't need a whole bunch of tools and analytics up-front to produce results using his methods. Let me know if you have any other questions at all!

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Raymond June 15, 2016

Sorry Ian I didn’t read everything in here but I can see you recomend it or don’t you?
Is this one worth promoting?

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Janet July 1, 2016

Hi Ian,

Great, concise and thorough review. Looking forward to Tim’s webinar next week and, even with the exchange rate not being in my favour, I’m going to try to find the money to sign up.

One minor thing – I cannot “click to zoom” any of the images in your review. I have my adblocker turned off for your site and tried other browsers also. Is it just me or is there a glitch somewhere?

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    Ian July 1, 2016

    Hey Janet! Thank you SO much for pointing this out. It was totally my fault – nothing to do with your computer. All images should zoom when clicked now. If you have any other questions before signing up, let me know! And of course, forward me your receipt if you decide to purchase through me and I’ll make sure to get the bonuses your way.

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Carl July 6, 2016

Pheww Ian, that was some review.

In my position, as an affiliate that has been struggling with making any money over the last 2 years without success, I would definately want to buy through you to get your additional guarantee.

My only reservation is the cost. After spending many dollars trying to get my business working I am both scared and slightly ashamed a my losses so far, and feel afraid to spend more money before I have earned a single dollar.

Cheers, and thanks for your efforts.

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    Ian July 6, 2016

    I completely understand that, Carl. It was at the forefront of my mind the entire time I was reviewing the product, and it’s the most expensive product I’ve ever reviewed positively. Just know that that was a BIG factor in my mind when reviewing it, and I still gave it a very high rating. Even though it’s expensive, the value is inarguably there. If you have any questions as you think about it more, don’t hesitate to email me!

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Ajinkya July 11, 2016

Hey! Thanks for this superb and in-depth review. Here’s my plan : Learn the basics + devour every ounce of knowledge from all classes and modules of Wealthy Affiliate in just one month ($47), and then get affiliate university (+200$ extra like you mentioned in one of the comments), find my niche using your video, and rock on! What do you think about it?

Also, till when will AffiliateU remain open?
And, in the webinar I saw between you and Tim, there was constant talk about reviewing products so that people know you’re someone whose real and authentic and has tried the product. But reviewing products requires a budget. I will only have $997 + $200, so how will I approach my affiliate marketing, if I cannot review products? Does Tim teach that?

Thanks! 🙂

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    Ian July 11, 2016

    Hey Ajinkya! I think that’s an excellent plan, and if I were doing it from the very beginning with no website creation knowledge, this is exactly what I’d do.

    I don’t think Tim has any plans to close up shop and stop selling AffiliateU anytime soon, so you should be good there! And reviewing products was mentioned and is something you can do, but is not AT ALL required for building an affiliate website. And even if you can’t afford the product, you can typically do a lot of web research and come up with really valuable, helpful reviews that are 100% original and unique. So I wouldn’t worry about that too much either way! You can either cut reviews out completely, or workaround having to buy the product by doing web research in the meantime while you’re getting established/generating revenue.

    I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions between now and whenever you decide to buy the course! I’m happy to help however I can.

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      Ajinkya July 15, 2016

      Thanks for the reply Ian! Yes, I do have 3 final questions, and would be glad if you’d answer them.

      .) How much does the masters program cost?
      .) You say Tim’s approach works great for big niches (exercise instead of kettlebells), so does that mean it’ll work even better if you choose small micro niches?
      .) There are 2-3 (self help, health) topics that I’m interested in and read a lot about, but I don’t have any practical or real life experential knowledge; does Tim teach how to do research in order to get established as an expert?

      Thanks again! 🙂

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Donna Render October 19, 2016

I have to admit this was an increditably long article that I linked myself to in the middle of reading an important email from you. Never got to finish reading that article. However, because I want to start doing this on a part-time level. I found the article very helpful. And because I just invested in another program that I am not to happy about. Would like to give them till the end of this week to refund money I don’t have or can afford to just give away. Affiliate University reads as a real deal breaker and should be apart of a persons library.

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    Ian October 20, 2016

    I’m glad you found it helpful, Donna! Best of luck as you continue on your journey!

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Azlan AR October 27, 2016

Hi, Ian thanks for your long review. I already made money with affiliate marketing, but I want to diversify my knowledge even more. I made money with SEO and on the fence whether to try Affiliate U or Source University.

1. Will I learn new SEO tactics in Affiliate U? Or is it just focusing on social media like Youtube, Twitter, etc? It seems that Affiliate U is more into Youtube, and social media rather than SEO, which could take a longer for me to implement and make it work.

2. Will I learn outsourcing tactics in Affiliate U?

Thanks.

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    Ian October 27, 2016

    Hey Azlan!

    1) AffiliateU doesn’t teach much in regards to SEO. It definitely focuses on YouTube a fair bit though.

    2) Not much in the way of outsourcing taught in the course either.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Rachel December 25, 2016

Hi Ian
I loved your no-bulls*** indepth review.
Im a newbie to Affiliate Marketing, so I think I need to get back to my Wealthy Affiliates account and get to work learning the basics, before I launch myself into AffiliateU.
Best regards,
Rachel

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    Ian December 25, 2016

    Glad to hear it, Rachel! That’s a great fast-track to cutting out A LOT of the B.S. most of us have to figure out along the way. Feel free to reach out if you get stuck anywhere along the way!

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Zahra Ali February 22, 2017

Ian is like my big brother never met this guy but He’s one of the most genuine people i truly believe who wants nothing but the best for his followers. God has beautiful blessings ahead of him for the good work he does i have no doubt. that seo class iam definitely buying from his link! i am saving up for now

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    Ian February 23, 2017

    Thank you very much for the kind words, Zahra! They made my morning 🙂

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Vlad Osipkov February 25, 2017

Hey there Ian!
I noticed how you said here “several hundred dollars”, yet the program costs 1,500$
Is that an error on your part?

Cheers, Vlad.

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    Ian February 25, 2017

    Hey Vlad, it used to cost $997 but the price was raise a month or two ago. I hope that clears things up!

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Jim March 31, 2017

Hey Ian,

Excellent review. Yes, very long but well worth the read. I don’t think I’m quite ready to dive into AffiliateU just for the cost alone but I’ll revisit my finaces very carefully to see if I can make it work. In the meantime, I’ll keep plugging along….pushing through as you put it.

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    Ian March 31, 2017

    Sounds like a plan, Jim! I’ll be around if you have questions anywhere along the way!

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marco April 16, 2017

what a fraud!!! i checked out his SEO company he runs, with Brad Smith and David Schmidt and they are complete joke. Misspelled words throughout the site, no pricing no strategies and tons of duplicate content, no meta, simple basic wordpress, what a loser, wish I could complain even more, i just found this link and i look forward to going thru your site. Looks to be very informative thanks
check out his miserable seo company site
searchengineoptimizationexpert dot com

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    Ian April 17, 2017

    Hey Marco — have you actually hired them for SEO services, or just basing this on reading through their site and being unimpressed due to typos and duplicate content?

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Marko April 17, 2017

1. Do you think this is a good plan? Use free trial on whealty affiliate, than pay $19 for one month, and than jump into this course.
2. Do you think $1800 is enough to start this busniess?
3. Can I do it for USA market from Europe, because of payments?
4. Can this become a job bringing couple thousand dollars montoy of passive income in next 1 year

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    Ian April 17, 2017

    Hey again Marko — personally I’d recommend the agency route if you’re also interested in that. There’s a lot more potential for “quicker” money and it’s, in my opinion, one of the “friendliest” ways to get started in internet marketing.

    1) Yes, if you made good use of your $19 membership and learned the basics, like how to build a website, that should be sufficient.

    2) Yes, you’ll have to be smart with it but most definitely. Just remember that affiliate marketing takes A LOT more time to “break through”, particularly when aiming for organic traffic.

    3) Yes, unless you’re from a high-risk country like parts of Africa or India (which I assume isn’t the case given your reference to Europe), you shouldn’t have any issues getting paid.

    4) I’d say between 12-18 months if you really bust your ass, yes. But there are a lot of moving parts and it’s not as easy to predict — it depends on your niche, how hard you work, how high quality your content is, which keywords you choose to target, how much off-site promotion you do, etc. It’s possible, but not something that I can see most new internet marketers pulling off within 12 months without an INCREDIBLE work ethic.

    I hope that helps!

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Brad S. April 18, 2017

Ian, this review is spot on. You really nailed it. I’m a student, and not just a student, but also did the mentorship (private tutoring) under Tim.

Does he talk fast?

YES.

Does he teach and sometimes assume we should know things?

YES.

Does he back up, clarify, and answer every question until we fully understand things?

YES.

I’ve been to the moon and back trying to make affiliate marketing work. I didn’t click with it until I met Tim and bought Affiliate U. The facebook group is unreal, and the attention he gives – at no recurring fee I’ll add – is super genuine and over the top.

He doesn’t try to upsell it every year like other courses. It’s just there, and if you want extra help, get the Masters program.

I will say you nailed the time time investing in it too – you need to alot time for any business to work. I made my first commission in month 3, and started getting four figures in month 6. Now, I’m nearing 5 (17 months) figures.

This is the real deal, Holyfield.

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    Ian April 18, 2017

    Thanks very much for sharing your experiences, Brad! Glad to hear he delivers just as brilliantly in his Masters program as he does in AffiliateU. Congrats on your relatively new success with affiliate marketing — keep up the great work!

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    Marko April 19, 2017

    Brad I would be very happy if you can add me on skype: markomareivanovic2000

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      marko April 20, 2017

      Ian, can you please contact Brad S. and tell him to add me if he want to?
      please

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      marko April 20, 2017

      or maybe you can add me on skype and answer me some questions that are not 100% for this program. i would be so happy and thankfull

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    Lock July 28, 2017

    What do you mean by “Get the Masters program” ? Is it an advanced course aka upsell??

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      Ian July 28, 2017

      Hey Lock — Yes, the Master’s Program is an upsell. Everyone I know that’s serious about their business and has signed up for it has been tremendously pleased with its value, though. I think Tim works pretty hard to ensure that’s the case.

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        Lock July 29, 2017

        Hi Ian
        You mean on top of that USD1.5k there is ANOTHER upsell??
        What is that Upsell course content and how much does it cost ??

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          Ian July 29, 2017

          It’s a tight-knit community with a few extra benefits. You can read more about it on Tim’s AffiliateU blog: http://www.affiliateu.com/blog/benefits-of-the-affiliateu-masters-program/

          It’s totally optional, and I’m not sure how much it costs now. I believe they’ve since added more benefits in the last couple of months, which now includes access to a PBN network that Tim runs which can help your sites rank faster.

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Chris Moskowitz April 24, 2017

Hey Ian thanks for the review because I’m considering this but I don’t know if this is for me. I already have a shopify website and all I need is how to get the following and the traffic. Help me out here, whats the best program for what I need. btw I’m a 16yo entrepreneur and already made profits, just need the final step. Thanks!

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    Ian April 24, 2017

    Hey Chris — I replied to your email a couple of minutes ago. Get back to me with answers to my questions and we’ll go from there.

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Satish June 20, 2017

How much Capital I need to pump in after buying the course to kick start my Affiliate business?

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    Ian June 21, 2017

    It depends on how many tools you want to build with (most aren’t necessary, but they’re helpful) but, if you want to shoestring it, you could do everything with a budget of $300-$500 for the first year.

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Vendetta August 2, 2017

Tim Schmidt is an absolute fraud and a con man. Do your research. uscca is a scam and everything else he is involved with. Don’t waste your time or money on this garbage.

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    Ian August 2, 2017

    The Tim Schmidt you’re referring to (head of the USCCA) is an entirely different human being than the Tim Schmidt this post refers to. You should read what you’re commenting on before unnecessarily and libelously dragging someone through the mud just because they have the same name of someone you hate.

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Nicole August 4, 2017

I was checking out AffiliateU and noticed that it was created 3-4 years ago. Is the information still relevant? Does he update the material?

Best Regards,
Nicole

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    Ian August 5, 2017

    Hey Nicole! Absolutely — yes to both of your questions. The training is still very relevant, and Tim adds to it/amends it as necessary.

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Nikki August 6, 2017

I just received a job in Turkey and will be leaving in two months Are you able to do this type of business for America customers when ISP’s are turkish? What about SEO?I know they have censorship, but you can use VPNs to get around the blocked websites.

Thank you for this website!
Nicole

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    Ian August 6, 2017

    Hey again Nikki! Yes, you can optimize a site for the world or for the US (or both) when in Turkey (ISP doesn’t make a difference in this regard). Just make sure you buy a non-regionally-confining domain, like .com (.net or .org would also work). Hope that helps! Best of luck with the move!

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Alloryn August 7, 2017

Hi, Ian,

Been reading through your site and have to say THANK YOU. You’ve saved me from basically flushing my hard-earned money down the proverbial toilet. Plus, I’m learning a lot.

I have a basic question regarding getting started in affiliate marketing. I have the website building experience, a rudimentary knowledge of WordPress, and I am willing to put in the work.

Currently, I work full time from home, have a 21 year old daughter with special needs who is high functioning but will never be able to live independently, and my Dad, who is 82, still active, but who needs a little help. In other words, I lack one commodity: time.

I can find the time. But I want to know if, in your opinion, this venture can be successful if all I can give it is before/after work and weekends. In the beginning, that is.

My long term goal is to build up to generating enough income to no longer HAVE to have my job. My family needs me and that need is only going to grow. Anything over and above that is icing. (I rather like icing…)

Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks again,

Alloryn Wiggins

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    Ian August 7, 2017

    Hello Alloryn! Thank you for taking the time to share a bit of your situation and introduce yourself!

    The answer to your question is definitively “yes” — as long as you’re willing to do it. It takes a lot of discipline and a firm grasp of how much your life will change if you see it all of the way through (I know this because this is the EXACT situation I was in when building my internet business, time-wise). I originally built my business up to the point that I could quit my job working before work in the mornings, after work in the evenings, and on the weekends.

    A lot of people think that a full-time job means they can’t build a business in this industry — that’s not true at all! You just have to be willing to put in all of those extra hours moonlighting over the course of several months to make it happen. Unfortunately, most people don’t have it in them. But the ones that do can absolutely succeed at this.

    I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any follow-up questions!

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Phil August 20, 2017

G’day Ian,

Thanks for a great in depth review! It was really excellent.

How funny was Vendettas comment?! I was particularly amused at the irony of his / her comment, “Do your research!” LOL. As I’ve become older I have noticed a pattern; people are guilty of doing the very things they accuse others of, yet they are oblivious they are doing it themselves! It makes me wonder what I might do that I’m unaware of! LOL.

Anyway, enough of that. As I said, an excellent review. As for myself, I think I am currently in the, “Bright, shiny objects,” phase of learning internet marketing / e-commerce. I am looking at absolutely everything and thinking it is good! I am starting to put pieces together and beginning to see how there are different types of traffic and marketing techniques and I am having “Ah-ha,” moments more frequently now.

I think half the battle for complete newbies is learning all the new terminology of internet marketing, affiliate marketing, and e-commerce. You know, funnels, PPC, SEO, campaigns, baits, split testing, organic traffic, paid traffic. The list goes on and on and can be overwhelming. Then you have to invest time and dollars learning to use the tools and platforms you need as well.

This industry definitely requires serious study, work, and a dogged persistence that a lot of people can’t muster. I know because I am guilty of quitting multiple times. I recently looked at an old email account of mine and found stuff from 2009 when I had my first attempt at “making money online.” I didn’t make any money but I certainly spent some!!! LOL

There are a lot of sharks out there and you definitely don’t strike me as one of them.

Congratulations on a great site here.

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    Ian August 21, 2017

    Thank you for stopping by, Phil! And thank you very much for the kind words. I’m glad you found the review helpful. I’ve been through the “shiny object” cycle many times myself over the years — certainly before I finally “caught my break” and became profitable close to a decade ago. Best of luck, stay safe out there, and let me know if I can help with anything as you continue on this journey!

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Steve December 1, 2017

Thanks for the review Ian, this helped out a lot 🙂

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    Ian December 2, 2017

    Don’t mention it, Steve! Glad you found it helpful!

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