We start with Affilorama:
Price: Starter member – $1, advanced member $67/pm
Owners: Mark Ling
Overall Rank: 65 out of 100
For Who: Beginners – expert
1. Who’s Affilorama;
Affilorama was founded in 2006 by prominent affiliate
marketer, Mark Ling, and Co-founder and CEO Simon Slade. Mark drew on his 8 years experience as an affiliate, product owner, and affiliate program manager to create Affilorama’s first step-by-step video lessons. Since launch, Affilorama has grown to a membership of over 300,000 people worldwide, and now offers free introductory video lessons as well as a range of comprehensive training and tool packages.
2. The Good about Affilorama
Here at Affilorama we teach all aspects of affiliate marketing to take you from complete “newbie” to high-rolling “super affiliate”, and we do it for free. No massive joining fee, no subscription charges, no ridiculous hype, no catch.
Affilorama provides training to Affiliate Marketing Newbies about making money online. It’s basically for beginner Affiliate Marketers.
3. The community
It has over 300 000 membership world wide. It is presumed that when joining there are members to greet and assist you in your journey to make money online. If you have questions, may be community members will assist you when having affiliate marketing challenges.
4. Lessons & training:
The lessons & training provided by Affilorama are mentioned below. There are good learning programs for newbies to get started.
In house tools not available, the site relies on resources available on online. Members are trained on how to utilize online tools, where to find them.
These tools are for advanced affiliate marketers who have gained starter knowledge. They are not free, you pay to download them.
Affilorama teaches affiliate marketers how to spot other affiliate online, what they do and leverage their efforts, how other affiliates make money, searching for affiliate programs,
In house courses not available.
This learning area is not fully discussed by owners. It leaves the potential buyer clueless about what kind of training will be provided. The area requires some attention from site owners
In house website builder and hosting:
In house website building tools and hosting is not available, members are taught some skills to search online for website tools. the details are not provided, will only be provided if the member joins.
6. Live Chat:
Unavailable, Completely!! Live chat platform is an essential tool for new member, it enables them to directly interact with owners or participants to ask questions and get answers in real time. This training tool is not available, may be it’s still in development phase
Videos for training are provided, However it’s unclear whether such material is provided freely or additional purchase is required.
There are only training lessons to conduct your own research, but no details given.
9. Keyword tool:
AffiloTools crunches data from a range of premium sources to find out what’s REALLY happening on your website. Search engines, social media, revenue… All your most important data, all in one place. It is aimed at spying for competition and developing backlinks.
One of the bad things about Affilorama, it contains product upsell which are very expensive for beginners.Advanced affiliate marketers will be reluctant to buy in such products. The areas marked with (clarity), it leaves an interested buyer with doubts about affilorama products. The identified areas that has not been fully explained, requires detailed explanation. That will go a long way in addressing uncertainties encountered by new membership.
Now we look at Wealthy Affiliate
1. Who’s Wealthy Affiliate?
Price: $0 Starter Membership (free account), Premium member $47/pm
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Overall Rank: 95 out of 100
For Who: Beginners – expert
Wealthy Affiliate Niche Marketing Inc, founded by Kyle & Carson. The founders are highly skilled and experienced progressive internet marketers online
2. The Good about WA
Everyone online will tell you how to make money online. It’s sound easy, like purchase a domain and build a website, then you have started. Unfortunately you are wrong or you are told the wrong way to build online income.
If you visit Wealthy Affiliate, you will find different perspective altogether, total different approach to internet marketing and the wealth out there.
3. The community
At Wealthy Affiliate, you will be greeted by the owners of WA (Kyle & Carson) to welcome you.
Besides Kyle & Carson, there are more than 100 000 members (community) where you will mix with them, introduce yourself and they will happily greet and welcome you.
Among the community, there are experts in different fields of internet marketing. Expertise like wordpress details, creating images and uploading them into website, search engine expertise, email, article marketing etc. They are there to assist you to achieve your set goal (building business) throughout your stay at WA at no additional costs.
4. The training.
Here you are exposed to over 400 training tutorials, videos, and downloadable guides (and growing everyday), Wealthy Affiliate offers online business training like no other. If you are an absolute beginner or if you are an expert looking to expand your knowledge base and network, their robust training will help you take your business to the next level. No additional costs.
4.1 Certification Courses
Certification causes enables members to be receive recognition when interacting online. It builds buyers/users confidence/trust
4.2 Website Building
Website builder provides member with website building tools. Website domains are hosted at WA, no need to host your domains elsewhere
5. Live Chat:
Ask Questions, Answers in real-time
Live chat is smart way of interacting with members asking help, receive assistance in real – time
Live Training at every level of training
Videos are available to members to provide training, at any time members can revert back in case they missed certain aspects of training
Level 1 to 7 :Training From Day 1
This training takes a newcomer from no knowledge to advanced affiliate marketing expertise. it has 7 level of training, it’s easily available anytime a member missed any of training steps.
One of the Best keyword tool online
This is an in house tool, it provides members with highly lucrative keywords, There is no need to purchase any keyword tool, since it’s available in house. Non – members are free to buy the tool, at a monthly price
Currently there are separate training categories within Wealthy Affiliate. These include:
- Article Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Pay-Per-Click Marketing
- Website Development
- Web hosting
- WA System & Tools
- Live video classes
- BOOT CAMP TRAINING
Each category contains its own specific training methods. If you are a beginner, it will get you up and running very fast. All section at WA provide exceptionally cutting edge kind of training, every training is included with your membership, no recurring costs
Videos tutorials, guides are continuously updated to meet the current online training requirement, which does not cost a dime if you are a member. This is really awesome.
9.Tools & Research
What you are used to paying for elsewhere, is offered within Wealthy Affiliate for free
Membership is provided with the list of marketing tools to assist during training.
- Keyword Research Tool
- Free link
- Affiliate program research tool
- Tracking website Activity
- Site Rubix
- WA Web hosting
- Link Tracking
- Article Writing Tool
- Affiliate Bootcamp
- Premium keyword list
10. Real people, real success.
Support and training at Wealthy Affiliate, whether or not people are succeeding is important to me. If people are not succeeding around me (and if I haven’t succeeded), then I do not recommend something.
Whether this is a program to help you build successful business or to help you make money, the claims have to match the product quality or I don’t promote it. At Wealthy Affiliate you have the foundation to be as successful as you want.
There are folks within the community that makes more money ($1 MILLION+ per year) that started at WA with no other training. There are also many people earning $20, $50, $100+ per day with the training. BUT that is not important, it’s your own achievement, The EMPHASIS is building successful/profitable business that will lasts for ever.
11. For Who Is WA
Basically WA is for beginners and experts in internet marketing, those who have established knowledge but who wants to expand such knowledge. For beginners, I refer to those people like you who wants to supplement their income, those who have developed their business online but the their business projects are not taking off, those who had acquired online training but they have reached a dead end, that is, training does not yield results (make money)
12. The Bad about WA
The premium membership costs $47 per month, yearly membership costs $359
You cannot make money instantly. You first have to learn the tools of trade. There is overwhelming information you must learn. You have to undergo phases of training and research. This is designed for you to master the dynamics of internet/affiliate marketing before you generate revenue. There is no refund of your membership subscription fees if you decide to quit.
Affilorama vs Wealthy Affiliate: Overall review
If you look at the presentation above, the information provided speak for itself. Affilorama doesn’t provide new & aspirant affiliate marketers with necessary foundation of how to make money online. When one looks at AffiloJetpack, ($997) it’s very expensive, this kind of product benefit only the site owners, not the the affiliate marketing trainees, same goes for Affiloblueprint ($197). Any online training initiative must be aimed at providing benefits for customers/end users. A program that purports to benefit the developer damages the business reputation of that entity.
At wealthy affiliate starter membership is free, premium member pays $47/pm, Jaaxy Keyword tool costs $47/pm. Wealthy Affiliate is an established, progressive membership site, unlike Affilorama.
For Affilorama to rank equal or higher than Wealthy Affiliate, site owners must invest time and money to develop the site. This includes; providing membership with free & advanced, up to date training. It’s unlikely that 300 000 membership will stay much longer. If WA can provide such training tools and methods, possibilities are that their membership might consider spending their time & money elsewhere.