The opportunity to learn from a world class internet marketer is something I don’t take lightly. The best marketers — like Tim — are sitting on a beach, ranking in money while they sleep.
They don’t need to launch a course.
Tim, however, is always looking to help out. I’ve never had a conversation with him where he wasn’t trying to help me increase my game.
When I heard he was going to reveal his complete system in a course, I couldn’t wait to sign up.
Out-Thinking The Competition
Affiliate-U started out strong by immediately going after market inefficiencies and showing how to exploit those gaps for profit. I fully expected this, but I from a different angle.
Most affiliate courses teach students to find untapped sub niches and to fight for the micro niche. Tim reveals a strategy that lets him not only go for these untapped micro niches but also find niches that no other marketers know about.
Tim’s strategy moves the affiliate from being a “little player” that can easily be cut from an affiliate program to an irreplaceable asset who can negotiate higher affiliate rates and receive free products.
Until I met Tim, I was only promoting products through the Amazon Associates program. Using his techniques, I’ve been able to diversify my income sources to new providers, many of whom pay higher commissions.
There’s also a lot of training on Trend-spotting that I found useful for my existing sites. The methodology laid out in Affiliate-U gave me the ability to consistently prioritize what areas of my sites needed the most attention for the fastest growth.
It’s that kind of next-level training that gets the student working smarter not harder and brings results faster.
There are a lot of marketers and SEO experts who will sell you on the importance of a strong social strategy. Many of those either have a tool they want to sell you. Those who don’t, approach it like some voodoo that they must do to keep the internet gods happy.
Affiliate-U takes a practical approach. Social marketing is important because it leads to diversity in income. The plan laid out in this course is the most robust, well-rounded social strategy I have seen for leverage off-site traffic.
The over the shoulder videos in this section are top notch and should be a cornerstone of any affiliate marketers arsenal.
It’s all fine and dandy to build a website that gets customers to the door. There are dozens of course that teach that. All of the traffic in the world only matters if the visitors are willing to buy.
There are several modules devoted to conversions and building a brand that customers trust. There are several key features that your site needs and that mine didn’t have. These are all simple elements to implement, but will take a lot of students outside of their comfort zone.
However, Professor Tim takes a lot of time to explain the reasoning behind each trust element and shows how it works in practice. It’s convincing enough that I think all of the students have implemented this training on some level.
It is this type of behind-the-scenes training that sets this course apart from the others on the market.
What I like best about Affiliate-U is that it is focused on the long-term. Most courses compromise sound business building principles to chase a quick buck.
Throughout the course, Tim present solid strategies that mimic the brand-building done by real-world companies. His backlinking methods examples show definitively what needs to be done to build a website that can make money for decades.
This was one of the main reasons I initially chose to purchase Affiliate-U. I’ve long admired Tim’s ability to leverage the quick growth internet marketing offers with long-term business strategies to
capture new markets and stay at the top of the industry.
On top of that, the course offers coaching and connections to a well-known website broker who can help fetch top-dollar for a marketer looking to retire. This was a pleasant unannounced bonus for me as I have several properties I am looking to liquidate in the upcoming year.
Exiting the business is where most entrepreneurs make the bulk of their net worth. Preparing his students for that big day is something Tim takes seriously.
An Over The Shoulder Case Study
I will admit that I was underwhelmed by the case study. It didn’t seem like the niche was that lucrative. However, Tim’s approach is diametrically opposite of what mine would have been.
The secret to Tim’s success lies in his approach. By being above board and creating a website with trust elements, Tim can get product owners on board and excited to have their products promoted.
Watching these deals come together in real time has been eye opening to how little competition is there for those who follow this method. The success of the case study site has inspired me to implement even more the course and not to take it too lightly.
Ongoing Training, Networking and Webinars
While I found incredible value throughout the entire course, the ongoing training has made a life-changing difference in my business. One of the SEO tips that was shared on a webinar gave me an eight spot ranking change to the middle of page 1 overnight.
This training comes out of Tim’s real-world money-making experience and is vital for affiliate marketers who want to have a pulse on what the market is doing.
The Facebook group is also an excellent place to connect with other marketers, share ideas and support each other. Several strong connections have come through there, including an opportunity for me to be on the ground level of a new affiliate program.
The monthly interaction also means that the students stay engaged with the training and we see weekly progress reports from many of the students.
Affiliate marketing is such a lucrative business that it is rare to find someone willing to show the ropes to others. Tim is one of those rare gems, and my income has both increased and diversified as a direct result of implementing his training.