This is my Savage Affiliates review, a new affiliate marketing course created by Franklin Hatchett who is well known in the drop shipping space with his course Ecom Elites and premium Shopify theme, Ecom Turbo.
Recently Franklin launched a new course called Savage Affiliates which focuses on the world of affiliate marketing and how you can make $10,000 per month through various free and paid traffic techniques.
I’ve reviewed both of Franklin’s previous products and I highly recommended them for the price he charges and the value for money you as a consumer actually get. Forget paying $1,997 from fly by night guru’s, you can pay $197 once and get triple the content for 1/10th of the price.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to make passive income. Once you setup everything, if you’re using free traffic it’s a set and forget system that will ensure you make money for years to come.
If you look at some of the reviews on my blog (which is 2+ years old) I’m getting commissions from recommendations that I made in 2016. It really is a sweet way to make money from anywhere in the world. It’s easy to get started and anyone can do it (yes really, anyone!).
Currently Savage Affiliates is only available to those in the know, or those who purchased his existing courses (like me) so you might not find many reviews or information out there.
Fortunately I’ve gone through the 100+ videos included in the course. Yes, there really is over 100 videos within Savage Affiliates. Believe it or not, this is a huge course for such a low price tag.
Like all of Franklin’s videos, there is a wide variety of video quality videos. If you can handle it there is 1080P and then a variety of sizes down to 360 which is perfect for those with slow internet connections. Videos are hosted on Vimeo so are fast loading and you can drag and drop to a specific timeframe.
The course is split up into these sections:
- Module 1: Affiliate Introduction
- Module 2: Niches & Products
- Module 3: Building Your Assets
- Module 4: Clickbank Affiliate Marketing
- Module 5: Amazon Affiliate Marketing
- Module 6: SEO Traffic
- Module 7: Paid Traffic Training
- Module 8: Free Traffic Training
- Module 9: Email Marketing Training.
1. Affiliate Introduction
This module is the welcome introduction although there is a standalone video for welcoming you to the course as well. Franklin gives you a run down on the modules in the course.
These videos are called, ‘how we’ followed by the module so for example, “how we use free traffic” etc, etc.
There is also an important video you should watch (adding disclaimers, relevant for those in the US and USA primarily) along with a video on learning the basics of SEO. If you want to create a truly passive income for yourself then you should learn how SEO works to utilize free traffic.
2. Niches & Products
This module has 12 videos (at the time of writing) and includes a welcome video, getting started and then breaks into the content starting with which niches to use and how to find affiliate offers. Personally this is one of the best sections as without a good offer you’re pretty much dead in the water.
The course goes on to show you how to find products to promote and then dives into specific marketplaces with offers/products to promote. Currently there is a video dedicated to the following, Clickbank, Amazon, Jvzoo and Health Market.
I’ve actually used all these platforms before although I’m not a huge fan of Clickbank as it’s so easy to people to request refunds. Clickbank almost hands them an email saying, get a full refund if you’re not happy. Given they are a marketplace for digital goods it’s simple to get a full refund even if you enjoyed the product.
Franklin then goes on to show you how to take advantage of the numerous web hosting offers available. If you’re curious, web hosting affiliates can earn up to $150 for simply referring a paying customer. Web hosts make money on the renewals.
Then you’ll get an overview on Shareasale, another popular platform for working with retailers and digital products with the training here concluding with a video on CPA Networks. I’ve had experience with both and unfortunately the issue lies in payments, you can wait up to 60 days to get paid out.
Videos are short and snappy with the average being around 10-15 minutes. There’s no fluff here, straight to the point content from Franklin.
3. Building Your Assets
This section is focused on creating a website in simple terms. There’s a video on choosing a domain name, starting your website using WordPress, navigating your website and installing those must have plugins.
If you’ve got experience creating WordPress websites then you can probably skip these videos however if you’re a drop shipper (Franklin’s other courses) using Shopify then you might find these videos useful for creating and setting up your web assets correctly.
The videos go one and show you how to get started with an email platform for creating your subscriber list. I’m sure you’ve heard it time and time again that the money is in the list, so I’d definitely recommend starting one. You can even use free alternatives such as Mailerlite. Franklin shows you how to create forms and landing pages too.
The last few videos focus on Facebook social chat bots and the power of social media. This was a new topic, even for me so I’d recommend spending some time here, it’s definitely a far better option compared to email marketing for 2018, anyway.
4. Clickbank Affiliate Marketing
Okay, this section was HUGE and I’ve actually had experience with Clickbank previously but I managed to watch all the videos for you to get a good idea what exactly you’re getting.
Anyone can create a free Clickbank account, you just need a website. It’s probably one of the easiest platforms to sign up for, no long waiting times or problematic sign up forms. By default you’re set to NET30 payments which means you get paid 30 days after the month before. Yes it’s a hassle but once you send volume, you’ll get paid every two weeks.
The first few videos in this section (there’s currently 27) deal with setting up an account and filing your tax forms (boring!). The next videos show you how to choose the right products/services to sell and how to use the platform, what do those factors mean such as ‘gravity.’
There’s a video on what you’ll be building which shows you how to setup a review style website for a Clickbank product. Word of caution here, don’t pick a product no one is buying, you’re wasting your time!
Franklin goes on to show you how to find keywords to target using various tools (good video) and even how to create articles (or buy them) if you’re lazy like me!
Savage Affiliates then goes on to show you how to setup your website for Clickbank marketing including setting up your website correctly, the 1:1 article structure, installing themes, widgets and site menus. It also shows you how to setup funnels in a two part video series and concludes with 4 real life examples where Franklin goes through the entire process for real marketplace products.
5. Amazon Affiliate Marketing
The module starts with the usual introduction videos followed by an overview on what you’re going to learn in the Savage Affiliates course. A 30 million dollar Amazon affiliate site example should be some encouragement here although we all know this would take some serious work to get there!
Savage Affiliates goes on to show you how to do proper research using Amazon and Aliexpress and various fun ways to find products to review. I’m a firm believer that affiliate marketing on Amazon is a good way to make passive income despite what some of those horror stories out there might say!
Franklin goes on to show you how to analyze the top 10 search results on Google and how to outrank them. Looking at their backlink profile, social media shares and content relevance using Ahrefs you’ll be an expert in dissecting competitor websites in no time.
Videos go on to show you how to properly setup your Amazon affiliate site including article structure, site layout, keywords and whether you want to create a niche, authority or hybrid website. Personally I like to create niche websites however authority allows you to create articles on pretty much anything you like!
The module concludes with 5 real life examples where Franklin goes over the entire process for these real Amazon products. Without spoling it for everyone here’s one of the examples, ‘Snow Blower’ – It just happens that the first ever niche site I started was on Snow Blowers.
I created a niche website on ‘best snowblowers’ – this was my main article. I then created sub articles such as ‘best two stage snowblower’ and ‘best snow shovel’ for extra traffic. I then included a silo structure and 10 blog posts to link everything together.
6. SEO Traffic
This entire section/module is dedicated to learning the basics on how to rank higher with search engine optimisation. In my own business this is the section I focus on while my team of content writers from around the world create the content that people actually read.
Franklin will show you in 29 videos on how to perform SEO from doing on page SEO and how to correctly structure your website, through to website speed and then link building.
Link building videos include Web 2.0’s, Blog comments, Quora questions, PBN Links and Franklin’s hidden links. There is also videos on setting up Google webmasters, Analytics and tracking keyword movements.
There is videos on social signals and website structure, all valuable videos in your link building campaigns. It wouldn’t look natural to Google if you had tons of links but no social presence.
This is a great module that would rival any of those SEO courses out there that charge a small fortune, I still can’t believe Franklin only charges $197 for Savage Affiliates.
7. Paid Traffic Training
When it comes to paid traffic I’m all for it when you’re drop shipping but with affiliate marketing I focus on the free organic traffic. If this isn’t your style then Savage Affiliates does cover paid traffic in great detail.
For example you’ll get 23 videos (at time of publish) on paid traffic covering Facebook, Solo Ads and Google Adwords. These two platforms are covered in most courses, it would be great to see other platforms such as Linkedin, Twitter or Pinterest.
The first ten videos focus on Facebook ads and if you’ve seen Franklin’s eCom Elites course then you’ll know how much value he stuffs into his social media marketing course. In Savage Affiliates it’s slightly tamer but still high quality.
The Facebook videos include pixel setup and configuration, funnels, eBook cover creation, ad examples and how to track profitable campaigns. The main problem with Facebook ad pixels is the inability to integrate with Clickbank or Amazon checkout to track sales.
The solo ads section is well laid out and includes a video on finding sellers and suitable sellers. There are far too many jokers out there that will take your money and buy a cheap fiver gig and mail your offer.
The last section focuses on Adwords and shows you how to setup everything including tracking and choosing audiences and keywords to target. The final video shows you how to scale your videos.
8. Free Traffic Training
This is my favorite section, if you can master the art of SEO and choosing the right products, then you can make money consistently day in day out without much effort. I’ve been traveling the world while making Amazon commissions and it always amazes me how easy it actually was to setup.
Franklin shows you how to collect email leads through lead capture forms, forum traffic and Youtube traffic. Again it’s a bit of a mish mash in the modules as SEO is a free traffic source in my opinion but is missed from this section.
The Youtube videos do include over 10 that show you how to get started, rank correctly, thumbnail setup, find keywords and setup retargeting.
9. Email Marketing Training
The final module focuses on email marketing and unfortunately seems to be thrown in at the end. Without a list you can’t really perform this method so start building your list first and then focus on this module.
You’ll learn how to get started, optimize your campaigns, automate your campaigns and create and setup newsletters. You’ll also learn how to get higher open rates. Finally there is integration with Clickfunnels and eCommerce, again this seems a little out of place.
Access to Private Facebook Group
When you purchase Savage Affiliates training program, you can get access to a private Facebook group where Franklin regularly shares his strategies and results of tests with the members. You can communicate
You can also ask questions there and get to interact with other students. Don’t forget that this offer is limited and once this offer closes, you will have to pay USD 37 a month in order to get access to this private Facebook group.
30 Money Back Guarantee
Very few training programs offer a money back guarantee. However, if you are not satisfied with this training and you don’t get the results after going through this training, you can ask Franklin for a full refund.
You have 30 days to go through the training program and if you’re not 100% satisfied, you can get a full refund no questions asked.
How To Pay With Paypal?
You can pay with both credit card and Paypal. The platform uses Teachable.com so make sure you select the drop menu on the credit card option to change it across to Paypal. Yes I got confused too but here’s how to do it.
Savage Affiliates Scam?
No this is a genuine training course from a well respected individual, this isn’t some over hyped $2,000 course and Franklin isn’t going to rip you off. The 30 day money back guarantee proves Savage Affiliates is not a scam.
Is there a discount coupon?
There is no discount or coupon for this training course. The price, like most of Franklin’s training is fixed at $197. There are many coupon and deal sites out there that will cookie stuff you with ‘fake discount codes’ – these do not exist!
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Savage Affiliates is a great course for anyone thinking of starting an affiliate marketing business. While everyone seems to be freaking out about drop shipping and starting the next big brand, give a little thought at the true passive nature of affiliate marketing. If you want to do the work once and make money for years to come then Franklin Hatchett’s latest course, Savage Affiliates is definitely the right place to start and at $197 it’s a steal, backed with a 30 day money back guarantee.