How Much Should You Invest In Your Affiliate Training?

affiliate marketing trainingIf you’re an affiliate marketer like myself, you start to realize an interesting relationship develop between yourself and the rest of the internet marketing world.

You want to be the best affiliate marketer you can be, and the only way to do that is through trial and error and good affiliate marketing training. However, how do you go about getting a good affiliate education?

Well, naturally, you scour the web to find all the free affiliate training you can, and hope that it is enough for you to create high converting affiliate websites that will pay you enough money you can quit your day job and get out of the rat race!

But what happens when you’ve searched and found lots of great information, but it still isn’t enough? In the non-internet world you would look to a public education source and maybe take a class or sign up for a curriculum that will educate you on your subject.

In the internet marketing world, however, we tend to thing everything out there offering us strategies, techniques, and affiliate education is a scam! Some folks will go out of their way to avoid paying for any type of affiliate training products, and rightly so.

Not All Affiliate Training Products Are Created The Same

As an affiliate, you’ve probably seen too many training products out there that offer ‘push-button’ simplicity to deliver thousands of dollars a month in sales and profits.

As you’ve probably learned (possibly the hard way!), there is no product or software that will ‘teach’ you to make tons of money online in an instant.

But the fact of the matter is, you won’t be successful as an internet marketer if you don’t invest in your affiliate education! It is no different then in your off-line world, you have to spend money to make money for the most part.

Why You Need To Invest In Your Affiliate Training

In case you haven’t realized, the internet is constantly changing! There are hundreds of new affiliate products to promote hitting the market every day. Add on website building, SEO, Social Media, and Web 2.0 and you got countless moving pieces to figure out!

What works? What doesn’t? You can spend days (trust me) searching the web trying to figure out everything you need to be concerned with, and what you can ignore.

The truth is, you can ignore over 95% of it! I know this only because I am constantly investing in my internet marketing education to learn from professionals who are making money everyday on the internet.

It’s Not As Expensive As You Think

A lot of what I put into my free affiliate marketing training email series is based on what I’ve learned from taking several paid affiliate training courses. I’ve refined it over time and it is what I use everyday to build profitable affiliate websites.

I’ve made thousands of dollars implementing these strategies, and how much did it cost me to get started learning the strategies and techniques? It cost me $45. It actually cost me $7 for a 7-day trial, then a one time payment of $37 when the trial ended.

The course is called Bring The Fresh, and it was the first affiliate training program I purchased that actually delivered. That was several years ago, and I am still a regular visitor to the training forums to check out the latest training material (it is updated every month with new stuff that is working right now).

This post isn’t meant to be a big advertisement for Bring The Fresh, but I use it to highlight a point. I spent $7 on a 7-day trial, and ended up spending less than $50 total to keep the program. Based on the step-by-step training I received in Bring The Fresh, I created a website that was generating $250 a month in less than 60 days.

That is over a 500% return on investment every month!

But I know a lot of folks would be hesitant to even put up that $7 and it is a shame because if you are not willing to spend some money on your affiliate education, you won’t get too far.

Affiliate Training Courses I Recommend You Check Out

The biggest holdup with most is not knowing what is a good training product from a bad one. Not knowing which ones are scams, and which ones are the real deal.

To help you out, I’ve put down 3 affiliate training courses I have personally used and recommend. I still use the information I received in each of these courses still today, and am regularly active in each of their members areas.

Each of the below courses are regularly updated with new material as the internet landscape changes, so nothing is outdated.

I also stand behind each of these recommendations, and would be happy to answer any questions about what’s included in each course.

1. Bring The Fresh: As I already mentioned, this is the first affiliate course I purchased that I actually got tangible results with. BTF shows you how to build affiliate websites and rank them high in the search engines. You get access to easy to follow training videos that walk you step by step through the entire process. You also get access to a members only forum that is quite active with members sharing what’s working for them and answers to questions on various topics. Cost is $7 for the 7-day trial, then a one-time payment of $37.

2. OMG Machines: This course was created by a member of BTF who went on to net over $1.5 million dollars in a year incorporating stuff he learned in BTF plus some personal tweaks and techniques he learned and incorporated along the way. It is centered around Local SEO, but most folks apply his techniques to affiliate marketing (like me!). You get a full video training course where you are walked through step-by-step with building a website and having it completely take over the first page of the search engines. The SEO in this course is off the charts, and it is what I currently incorporate into all my new affiliate websites. The cost is a one-time payment of $149, and worth every penny.

3. Expert Affiliate Kickstart Training: Of course I had to mention my Free training series 7 Steps to Affiliate Success! In all seriousness, this training series incorporates most of what I learned in the above 2 courses. Although you won’t come close to getting all of the training contained in the above 2 training courses, you will at least get started off on the right foot. It is a perfect primer to get you started until you are ready to purchase one of the above courses. It is also, of course, Free.

You have everything you need to be a successful affiliate right there above. The question is whether you are willing to invest in yourself to get the training you need to be successful!

About Brad Travers

Hi, I'm Brad. I am a successful internet marketer and life ninja that enjoys writing about affiliate marketing, eCom, traffic, and all things IM! :)

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