If you’ve been searching for an affiliate marketing course, you’ve surely hear about Affilorama and Wealthy Affiliate.
There’s been a lot of hype around these 2 courses recently, so I decided to write this article in order to help you make an informed decision on which one you should invest in.
I’ve been a member for both of them for a couple of years now. So, if you’re here to find out which one of these courses is the best for affiliate marketing, then you’re in the right place!
By the end of this article, you will know the pros and cons of each one, the support you get, as well as my own opinion.
So, let’s jump straight into it.
Wealthy Affiliate And Affilorama
Let me give you an idea about what you can expect with both of these courses. Both of them have been around the online marketing space for a very long time.
They were actually some of the first affiliate marketing courses that became mainstream, and they obviously have a lot of students with various experiences.
Affilorama was first created back in 2006, while Wealthy Affiliate in 2005. So, both of the communities are almost 20 years old.
As a side note, I started affiliate marketing in 2013, and back then people were still saying that affiliate marketing is saturated. So, don’t listen to people when they tell you a business model is saturated. It almost always isn’t.
However, what does fade into darkness fairly quickly are the scams. Every time someone makes a course, people quickly find out that it’s not what the creator says it is.
This isn’t the case with Affilorama and Wealthy Affiliate. It would have been impossible for the courses to stay online for such a long time.
Also, the course creators don’t use shady marketing tactics to make you pay for their courses. They don’t tell you that you will start making $1 million per month in 3 days once you enroll in their program.
The founder of Affilorama, Mark Ling, is a down to Earth guy who really tries to help you succeed in affiliate marketing. Also, the founders of the Wealthy Affiliate community, Carson and Kyle, are good people that tell you to set realistic goals once you join their program.
So, if you prefer people like John Crestani who flash mountains of cash in front of you, then you should go ahead and look somewhere else (John Crestani’s course is very good by the way. It’s just that he markets it too aggressive).
BUT being a humble guy doesn’t necessarily mean you are a good affiliate marketing teacher. However, in Affilorama and Wealthy Affiliate’s case, it is.
Although I would like more implication from the creators. In both courses. You will soon see what I mean
Wealthy Affiliate vs Affilorama – Pricing
Now it’s time to get into the pricing aspect of the courses. Affilorama offers multiple packages. There are also a couple of upsells.
The “Premium” package costs $67/month and it offers access to a couple of interesting things. Let’s have a look at them:
- Monthly subscription to the Affilorama magazine (very fun to read)
- Hosting for up to 15 domains
- Interviews with the best affiliate marketers in the world (very cool to watch)
- Well written affiliate marketing articles
- Affilotools (this is a very useful set of tools that helps you optimize your articles for SEO)
You can try the premium package for 30 days for only $1. Also, there are some upsells that I suggest you try out.
The Affiloblueprint is one of my favorite courses on how to build a profitable affiliate website. Building affiliate blogs is very fun to do, and can be extremely profitable in the long run.
On the other hand, Wealthy Affiliate costs $49 per month. I might be a bit biased because I like Affilorama more, but here we go.
Affilorama VS Wealthy Affiliate: Verdict
My favorite way to make money online is by running Facebook ads to landing pages. If you do have the budget, I suggest you do that as well. It’s the fastest way to start turning a profit in affiliate marketing.
For this method, I would recommend Commission Hero.
It’s just the best method to make money online. Period.
If you learn how to run profitable paid ads, you are able to transfer those skills to anything. You can even start a dropshipping business if you want.
But, in regards to building affiliate websites, method that is thought by Wealthy Affiliate and Affilorama, I like Affilorama more.
However, there are a couple of things wrong with it. There are a couple of outdated videos.
Obviously, there are also a couple of outdated videos in Wealthy Affiliate as well. Also, the main thing you will learn in Wealthy Affiliate is how to make commissions by promoting exactly that … Wealthy Affiliate.
They rely on the students to bring in other students in order for the community to keep on going. I never liked courses that tell you to promote the course you just paid for.
Also, I found the SEO related content from Wealthy Affiliate to not be very good. In order to rank on Google, you need to produce high quality content. A LOT OF IT.
You can’t just write 1 article for 1 topic and expect to rank. You need to write a ton of articles regarding the same topic.
In Wealthy Affiliate, they don’t really teach you a lot of SEO tactics. And in order to have a successful affiliate website, SEO is the most important thing you need to know.
The thing is that Affilorama contains some evergreen methods that will be relevant even in 10 years.
I can’t say the same thing about Wealthy Affiliate. Although I like both courses, my verdict is that Affilorama will help you build profitable affiliate websites.
There is a lot of outdated content, but I am positive that you will learn the basic skills in order to do that, as well as a couple of advanced skills.
I am not so sure that you will learn so much from Wealthy Affiliate.