Today we’re looking at another course that’s been around for a while. Bring The Fresh by Kelly Felix was first created back in 2010 and now Kelly claims the community if 20,000+ members strong. Are they successful though? Is the course any good?
We’ll find out.
I’m not an affiliate for Bring The Fresh. And I don’t plan on becoming one anytime soon. Ian has previously reviewed Bring The Fresh and give it a glowing review… Back in 2012. How much has it changed since then?
Kelly Felix has put together Bring The Fresh to teach people how to do affiliate marketing. Kelly walks you through how to set up a “niche site” with “money pages” to promote other people’s products and earn a commission.
Niche websites are usually small 7-10 page websites promoting a singular product. Your “money pages” are the pages that actually review the product. The other pages are normally blog posts that link to the money page. All the pages target different search terms so the website ranks for several and not just the product name itself.
The method taught of getting these websites to rank high in the search engines is by using backlinks.
Bring The Fresh doesn’t seem to have updated it’s methods since Google’s major Penguin update back in 2012. This has some consequences to the effectiveness of Kelly’s course. Read on for more details.
Logging into the members’ area you’ll see a little welcome message telling you what to check out. As you can see, there are 3 options:
There are also 2 “advanced” videos and a handful of webinars/interviews Kelly has done with some really successful entrepreneurs. You’ll be able to find them from the navigation in the sidebar:
Let’s dig into the 3 sections Kelly recommends you check out.
This is the main part of the course. Kelly says everything you’ll need is in here. The videos on the site are to compliment this PDF. The guide is 124 pages and I’ve found a few flaws with it:
First off, the guide is out of date. So out of date that the sample websites Kelly uses in the guide no longer exist:
Maybe this shows Kelly’s methods aren’t performing too well for 2015. The reasoning behind this?
Kelly’s preferred method to get your sites to rank high in Google and the other search engines is by using backlinks. Backlinks still work today but they need to be highly relevant.
Kelly recommends using backlink services. In fact, he has his own:
This is Kelly’s most expensive package. His cheapest is $150/month.
Pre-2012, Google ranked you higher in the search results if you had a higher number of links pointing to your website. Quantity was important.
After the Penguin update in 2012, Google changed its focus on backlinks to the quality of the links. The number of links are still important but they’ve got to be from highly related websites. For example, having a link from a gardening website to your finance website isn’t going to help with your rankings very much, if at all.
There’s no indication of what kind of links Kelly’s service is going to provide for you. What websites are these links going to be coming from?
Without this information it’s hard to tell if these backlinks are going be effective or if they’re going to harm your website. Judging by how out-of-date the course is, I’d assume that these are the sort of links from pre-Penguin methods. In other words, ineffective and a complete waste of money.
Kelly has created an impressive library of videos. There are quite a few over an hour in length so they’re pretty in-depth.
But they suffer the same problem as the “Guide To Everything” PDF. They’re out-of date.
These videos are here to supplement the PDF and help make things easier to understand. That means these videos are almost useless because the guide is useless.
If you’re a complete beginner you’ll definitely learn a lot from them – without a doubt. However they’re not going to be effective for building rankings for small niche sites. It’s a shame really.
I love this forum. It’s extremely active and has thousands of threads in many different topics.
With loads of conversations going on, you’re going to learn a lot from fellow members. You’re going to build friendships too which will make the journey of creating a successful business a little more enjoyable. There’s nothing worse than trying this on your own and giving up because you don’t feel connected or supported by anyone.
There’ll be a lot of crap in here too though. With people trying to build businesses using the methods Kelly’s teaching, you’re going to see a lot of people struggling and failing.
If you’re more of an intermediate marketer I think you’ll like this forum. You’ll get plenty of ideas of where to take your business and maybe even a tip or two to improve your business. For beginners though, you’re more likely to struggle and just notice the other people struggling too.
There’s also a risk for beginners to come across outdated strategies/advice without knowing they’re out-of-date, apply them to their business, and not see any results (or see harm) whereas an intermediate marketer would likely know to stay away.
Kelly has uploaded several videos of interviews he’s conducted with some really successful entrepreneurs. These are very interesting!
The one in the image above was one I listened to all the way through. The entire 1 hour and 20 minutes of it. Listening to someone whose website was getting 3 million visitors per day is fascinating.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced online marketer I think you’ll enjoy these interviews. You’ll learn a lot, or at the very least, get inspired to work harder in your own business.
Even though I love the interviews and the forum, I still have to give Bring The Fresh a negative rating. This course wouldn’t help the complete beginner, which is who “BTF” is targeting.
The members’ forum and interviews can only make me raise the rating from an F to a D. The main meat and potatoes of Bring The Fresh just isn’t up-to-date.
If you’re a complete beginner, I recommend checking out one of the free courses we offer here at StoppingScams.com instead. You’ll learn a lot more than you would paying $47 for Bring The Fresh. Here’s how the two compare:
Go through one of our free courses first, and then decide if Bring The Fresh is worth your hard-earned money.
What are your thoughts on Bring The Fresh? Have you purchased it and hated it? Or maybe you loved it?
Let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. I’d love to head what you have to say about Bring The Fresh and Kelly Felix.