Hey guys, it’s Sam here from Reviews Boss again. Just coming at you with a really, really quick review today of a product … I’ve only started using it just in the last 24 hours, but it’s so cool I have to share it with you. It’s called Repurpose. The URL to access it is repurpose.io. If the “.io” domain name extension means anything to you, then you’ll probably have guessed that this is a software as a service. That “.io” extension is often really popular with software as services.
But anyway, what is Repurpose? It’s a really simple little platform that allows you to turn podcast audio or just audio in general into videos that can then be posted automatically to YouTube and to Facebook pages and groups and even other places like Dropbox and Google Drive. You might have read on this blog and places that basically what I do to create my content is I narrate a review using either my PC or just talking into my phone. I’m parked up in the car right now, actually, and I’m literally just talking into my phone recording with the rev.com mobile app. Then I upload that to Rev and I have that transcribed and post it on reviewsboss.com.
The next thing I wanted to get into was turning those audio review files into videos as well. So currently I just upload the audio file to SoundCloud as a sort of podcast, but I also know that YouTube is a place where a lot of people go for information and reviews of products, and YouTube videos rank really well. But what I was looking for was a time saving solution. I just happened to stumble across this doing some Google searching.
Basically repurpose.io is very, very simple. You register an account; you can get a free trial account that’s actually got some fairly detailed features in it. You connect up your SoundCloud RSS feed or you can use a different feed, I think, but I’m using SoundCloud. I’ll have to double check and I’ll add a comment to the review in written form. But yeah, I upload all my podcasts and review audios to SoundCloud, grab the RSS feed. There’s a little bit of work involved in just ensuring that each podcast episode or audio track you upload to SoundCloud is actually allowed to appear in your RSS feed.
Then what you do is you take that RSS feed and you plug it into repurpose.io. Then once you’ve connected a YouTube account, you’re basically able to automatically tell Repurpose to turn those audio files … Repurpose them into videos. The videos, you’ll see one embedded in the transcript of this audio they’re pretty cool. I mean, they don’t really have moving pictures, what you get is a template that shows a picture … My one is a picture of myself embedded in a frame that looks like an iPhone or smartphone. You get the little moving audio frequency bar as well. It’s really basic stuff; it’s not super attractive or anything but it gets the point across. The main thing is it allows me with no almost no additional effort to turn podcasts and audio files into YouTube videos.
What’s more, I can also now post them directly to Facebook pages as well. So I’ve got a Reviews Boss Facebook page that I’ve just set up, and now as soon as I upload a audio track to SoundCloud, so a new review, it will become a YouTube video and it will automatically also become a Facebook video that’s posted to my Reviews Boss Facebook page. I can even do this with say a Facebook group as well, so if I decided to make a Reviews Boss Facebook group and invite people to join and discuss their favorite products. Guess what? They’ll automatically get new videos in that group as well, which is pretty cool.
There are a few other things you can do as well, like you can pull content or repurpose it into say Dropbox, Google Drive. I think you can also turn a YouTube video into an audio file as well. I haven’t tested that.
Pricing-wise it’s very reasonable; I pay $12 a month US for the middle tier plan, which allows me to basically do enough for one brand really of the Reviews Boss brand. For $20 a month there’s the current special pricing you can go unlimited, which I think is actually capped at five different accounts. So something like that. I’ve added a screenshot of the pricing into the transcript of this review anyway, so you won’t miss out.
Basically, repurpose.io … If you’re looking for a way to syndicate audio content to video and post that video automatically to YouTube and even to Facebook, then also create backup copies if you’re interested into Dropbox and Google Drive, it just doesn’t get easier than this. Yeah, these audio-generated videos they aren’t as good I guess as a properly made custom video, but if you just want to have that extra exposure that YouTube brings, the chance to rank organically with parasite SEO from YouTube videos, well then you’ve got to be trying repurpose.io. One of my reviews within I think about two hours of posting, my video was already on the first page of Google about halfway up for the particular keyword I was targeting, and now it’s at position three. That’s just amazing. How easy is that? It takes no additional effort.
Repurpose.io is very reasonably priced; I’m paying $12 US a month. I’ll probably bump up to the advanced plan as I start to expand for content on my other websites as well. Basically what I’m trying to do is get into a flow of saying, with one recorded piece of audio how can I turn this quickly and efficiently into a video? Into a blog post? Into a podcast? Into whatever syndicated across the internet and basically try and get as much reach as I can out of it.
If you want to turn your audio files into videos, repurpose.io. Go check it out. It’s absolutely awesome.
One of my favorite profit-generating strategies online is building and monetising Facebook pages (and now groups, which is helping to fight back against Facebook’s draconian clampdown on organic reach).
It’s a fun hobby that also generates me a growing amount of profit, and has taught me a lot about social media marketing.
I want to help share this knowledge (and learn from others as well as help to solve their problems) in a collaborative environment.
I’ve set up a group called “Facebook Page Profits” that I want to become the ‘go-to’ place online for discussing how to build, grow and monetize profitable Facebook pages and groups.
So you want to use Traffic Travis (great – if you haven’t read my review yet, do so here). But you’ve got a Mac. What can you do?
The sales/download site for the product makes it clear that it isn’t designed with Mac in mind. So what are your options if you want to use Traffic Travis for Mac?
Here are a few ways to get around the problem:
Get yourself a cheap Windows machine. Something like an ex-lease, Small form factor office PC can be had on eBay or Craigslist or similar sites for well under $100. Any PC made within the past probably 10 years will be more than adequate to run Traffic Travis for all but the biggest of projects. If you can get something with an i3 or better, 4+gb ram and ideally an SSD, then you’ll be sorted. If you’re a serious Internet/digital marketer, I always recommend having access to at least a rudimentary Windows machine as there are a number of software applications that only run on Windows.
Use Parallels Desktop. This is a Windows virtualization software that allows you to run Windows programs on your Mac. It’s probably one of the more popular options out there.
Use VMWare Fusion
Install Windows on your Mac. Depending on the Mac you’ve got it should be possible to install Windows on your Mac. Once again, this will require a licence and some fiddling (it’s easier if you happen to have a dual hard drive setup).
Honestly, my preference would be getting a cheap Windows machine. Whether you buy 2nd hand or something cheap and new off Amazon or a local retailer, it will be an easier process. 2nd hand you can probably get sorted for less than the cost of getting a legitimate Windows licence key anyway (which is required for running any of the ‘virtual Windows’ options listed above). You’ll then have a machine you can use for other Windows-specific software.
Every other option requires you having a Windows licence or being willing/able to obtain one. There’s also a higher chance of fiddling around involved.
So to reiterate, my recommendation is to grab yourself a cheap Windows machine (look for off lease, it’s usually an easy way to get a decent machine for peanuts). You can then use this as a “test bed” PC for other software that requires Windows as well.
Wait for a public holiday.Affilorama-branded products tend to go on sale a few times throughout the year, usually aligning with US public holidays (such as July 4th). I’ve seen AffiloBlueprint as low as $79 on some of these special holidays, usually falling to $99.
Join Affilorama free. Basically, the free version of Affilorama is like a giant sales funnel. The whole point is that they get you in the door with the free version (which does offer some very good training) and then have you on the hook to promote premium products like AffliloBlueprint. You’ll get sent a lot of promotional emails, but what this means is that any time there is an AffiloBlueprint discount going, you’ll be sure to hear about it!
Check out the sales page and see if there are any discounts available. From time to time you will see a random special advertised on the sales page.
Hey guys, I have another great review for you today. This time we are looking at the “Law Of Attraction”. This product is actually booming in popularity as of right now. Over the last few weeks it has rocketed up the charts when it comes to most purchased product in this field.
The product is called Vibrational Manifestation, and as mentioned it deals with the law of attraction. As always, I am here to break it down so you know exactly what is good about this product, and what is bad. That way you can make an informed decision when you decide whether you want to buy it or not.
Remember that if you want to buy this product, the quickest way is to visit the official site by clicking here.
So, what exactly is Vibrational Manifestation? Well it’s a development product that aims to help you get the most out of life, and to achieve every goal you set out to achieve. It works using the law of attraction, which is a strong mental component to success.
The creator of Vibrational Manifestation is officially named as Matthew Norman, although we can be sure that he is only the front man. The product includes information that you can clearly see was drafted and created amongst a group of many people all having their input, rather than just the ideas of one man. Which is definitely a plus as it gives the product more credibility.
To get access to this product, you need to make a purchase online. The product is purely digital, meaning it is stored completely on your computer. There is no physical products, so that is definitely a plus. Other reviews on this site have mentioned physical products at times, but that’s not something you need to worry about in this case. Vibrational Manifestation is completely digital.
As of right now, the price to purchase Vibrational Manifestation is only $47USD. However, that is apparently a discount. They claim that the price was originally $147 USD, and is now being sold at this discounted price. From your point of view, it’s important to understand that this price of $47 is most likely the real price, and the so called “original” price of $147 USD is only there to make you think that you are getting a really great deal, which encourages you to buy.
As you may know by now, Vibrational Manifestations can be bought through Clickbank. You can pay for Vibrational Manifestation using all major credit cards (Visa, Amex, Mastercard) or Paypal. Payment can be made in US dollars, Euro, GBP, AUD, and other key currencies.
It is absolutely safe to buy online, as Clickbank are a much respected vendor and have shown exemplary security and practice over many many years in the business. So your details will definitely be kept safe and secure, so there is nothing for you to worry about at all in that regard.
Not only is their security great, but you also get to claim a refund within 60 days. So if you are ever unhappy with the product you just bought, you get a full refund with no questions asked. Pretty sweet, for sure.
And unlike with physical products, the delivery time is not long. In fact, its almost non-existent. Because as soon as you make the purchase, you will be given a link to download your goods. No waiting at all, just instant satisfaction.
Below you can see some screenshots from the members area of their site, which is a paid feature. Here you can find the main product as well as the bonuses, and there are many download links and also recommended resources to help support you. It’ a s very useful area.
I’m going to leave some key information and important excerpts from the product here, just so you get a good idea of what you would be expecting if you did indeed make this purchase. These can be seen in the image excerpts below. Personally, I think once you see this, you will be way more likely to purchase the product, especially when you factor in the fact that you are guaranteed a full refund if you request one.
Want to learn more about FPTraffic? Watch my video review here:
I’m still using FPTraffic every single day, and still getting excellent results from using it. The ‘Bender Quotes’ page I refer to below in my original review has now grown to almost 500,000 likes (and rising every day) and I have a number of other up-and-coming pages that are starting to get good results too.
As far as monetization goes, I am consistently earning $500+ per month from my pages and growing. I could probably earn a lot more, but I don’t monetize too aggressively as I like to maintain a good user experience.
The best bit? Because I’m using FPTraffic my whole viral social media “business” only takes me about 5-10 minutes a day to manage; that’s in total, for all my pages.
So my recommendation remains unchanged. FPTraffic is probably the best value-for-money Internet marketing tool I have ever come across. $10 per month gets you a powerful toolkit that can help you build a fun and profitable online business with Facebook pages – why not give it a try yourself?
Once you’ve built up a decent following on your pages, don’t neglect to give Pagez (from the creator of FPTraffic) a try as well. Pagez makes monetizing Facebook pages so much easier, harnessing the power of the Facebook Audience Network. Read my preliminary review of Pagez here.
How’s it going? Reviews Boss back again with another great product review. Today we are looking at an online tool targeted at Facebook marketers and anyone who wants to improve their reach on Facebook while making managing pages easier. It’s called FPTraffic and it is a tool that I use every single day. There’s a fair bit of interest out there for FPTraffic, so I decided I had better do a review.
Click here to visit the official FPTraffic website.
What Is It?
There are a load of different features in FPTraffic, but if I had to summarize the product I would say it is a tool for managing, growing, and monetising Facebook pages.
Here’s an example of a Facebook page I’ve been building up with FPTraffic. It’s called “Bender Quotes“, and is all about Bender from the hit TV show Futurama. Go check out the page, and maybe even give it a like.
See all those posts on my timeline? They are getting genuine interactions; likes, shares, and comments. In case you haven’t checked out the page, here is an example post:
My biggest page is regularly getting 2k + likes on posts, and dozens of shares and comments. The people doing this activity are a real-life audience that can be monetised!
July 2017 Update – My “Bender Quotes” page is now getting close to 400,000 likes, and is growing rapidly each week and making me several hundred dollars a month (and counting). All this just from using FPTraffic!
Managing one or two Facebook pages like that manually isn’t too much of a hassle, you just log in and post when you need to. But what if you want to manage multiple pages, or run different schedules for each page? What if you want to be posting content while you’re at work, and you can’t use your work computer or company time for your own business purposes.
Wouldn’t it be so much better to be able to schedule content days or weeks in advance? You could sit down for a few hours on a Sunday night and schedule all your content for the coming week for all your pages, saving you a huge amount of time and stress.
And wouldn’t it be even better if you could find content to post to your pages without having to leave the same tool you use to schedule everything? Imagine scraping truck loads of quality images, YouTube clips, and even Amazon products (with your affiliate link included) to post to your page timelines and keep your fans happy and your pages growing organically.
Enter FPTraffic … and let the fun begin!
How Much Does FPTraffic Cost?
FPTraffic costs $10 per month, payable through Paypal subscription. There are no additional joining fees, nor are there any service tiers (i.e. you can use the tool as much or as little as you want, and you don’t have to pay extra for more managed pages or scheduled posts over a certain level).
Although I’m not the biggest fan of monthly rebill products, I think that the low price point here compensates. I would not be so comfortable if the price was up at $30-50 per month like many rebill tools are.
Please note that there is now an FPTraffic ‘Pro’ addon, which I will review in a separate article.
Who Makes It?
FPTraffic is the brainchild of a guy called Luke Kling. Luke is a well-known guy in the affiliate marketing realm, especially so on the CPA side of things. He is an affiliate manager for the Peerfly network, which is a popular CPA platform. Luke also runs a great blog at lukepeerfly.com about affiliate marketing, which has some useful content that is well worth taking the time to read (especially if you are interested in learning about CPA, Facebook Ads, or Teespring).
Who Is It For?
FPTraffic is ideal for anyone who manages Facebook pages, or who wants to use Facebook pages to generate affiliate commissions, grow their brand, or drive traffic to a website or offer.
I use it by creating niche targeted Facebook pages (think about popular TV shows, characters, brands, types of jokes etc) and then scheduling lots of great content to get interaction on these pages and grow likes organically. I also use Facebook ads to get an initial base of likes, as well as boost better performing posts to attract a wider audience.
Once I’ve got a decent audience for the page, then I start dropping Amazon affiliate links to targeted products every so often. You can also monetize with Teespring, Adsense by building a related website and driving traffic, or just about any other type of offer you can imagine!
You don’t just have to be into affiliate marketing or Adsense site building to use FPTraffic. It also has great applications for anyone who manages any type of Facebook page and who wants to boost their audience and engagement levels.
How Does It Work?
The best way to show you the ins and outs of FPTraffic is to walk you through how I use it on a daily basis. I’ve done this by taking a whole load of screen shots, and then adding a caption to each image to help explain what you’re seeing.
In order to register for FPTraffic, you will need a Facebook account. Your Facebook account should also have at least one page you intend on managing.
If you fit that criteria, then head over to FPTraffic.com and you’ll see a page like this:
From there, scroll down and sign up. You basically set up a $10 per month Paypal subscription, and you’re good to go. Neat.
Once you are paid up and logged in, here is the screen you should first see. I have blurred out some of my pages for privacy (although I mentioned Bender Quotes earlier if you want to see one of my pages)
When managing a page using FPTraffic, the first thing you’re going to want to do is set a page schedule. This tells the tool when to post the next item in that page’s queue. You can post every hour if you want, but that isn’t recommended. I’ve had my best results posting twice a day from the scheduler (and then occasionally adding in manual posts to suit).
At the heart of FPTraffic are the images you will be posting to your page(s). The fundamental premise of this product is scheduling lots of images and rich content to boost your engagement and social media presence.
Lucky for you, there are a number of ways to get quality images into your page queue without even having to leave FPTraffic:
The first method available is a Tumblr search. You simply add your keyword, such as “dog memes” and then a list of results appears. Any image you like can be added to your queue by clicking on it.
I don’t really like using the Tumblr feature much as a lot of what you will see in the search results are GIFs. These don’t display properly on Facebook; whatever the first frame is will become the image itself when posted to your page.
But there are some good images on Tumblr, and this is a nice functionality to have.
A similar functionality is provided for keyword searching images from Bing. It works almost exactly the same as Tumblr. Surely I don’t need to explain this any further?
Uploading From PC
As you would expect, there is of course an option to upload one or more images from your computer into the FPTraffic queue. If you’ve used any file uploader before, then this will be a doddle for you.
The final option available (and perhaps the most powerful) is the ability to import en masse images from URLs. Let’s say you’ve got 100 image source URLs of great pics for your page. Rather than having to download them all to your PC, only to have to upload them again, you can just chuck those URLs into FPTraffic and all the corresponding images will be added to the queue. How awesome is that?
Once you’ve got some images added, you can now check out your page queue. Each thumbnail represents a single post on your page. You can see at what time and date each post is going to be made.
You can re-order posts by dragging them around the queue, which is invaluable if you are going to be recycling posts in order to help keep things a bit fresher. As you would also expect, hitting the red cross deletes that post.
If you click the edit symbol (not the wrench symbol) then you can quick add a text description to the post:
However, I recommend using the advanced edit feature for altering the description.
When you edit the description from within the advanced editor you can add these symbols, which seem to boost engagement greatly when used. Don’t spam them in every post, but a well placed heart or start symbol works wonders for boosting reach. I don’t know why, but it does work.
Back in the main queue view, you can also trigger an image editor by clicking on any image in the queue. You can do all sorts of things like crop, resize, rotate, and add filters, text and shapes. This means you don’t need to pass your images through another editor before uploading to FPTraffic.
Another great aspect of FPTraffic is the links feature. This is a section of the dashboard where you can schedule links to websites, as well as find and schedule YouTube and Amazon products. Let’s look at the different tools available:
This option allows you to schedule a link to any web page on the Internet. It’s very basic and easy to use. Once you add the link, it will move to your queue. When the link posts to your page Facebook should automatically pull an image.
I personally prefer to post an image and then link from the image description, as this gives more control over what viewers see.
We all know that YouTube is home to loads of great videos. No matter what niche you’re in, there will probably be some great YouTube clips to share. Your audience can play these clips directly from the page timeline. And we all know that videos can have massive engagement, which is great.
With this functionality you can search YouTube and then add any video you want as a queued post for your page. Cool, huh?
The only problem I’ve found with this is that the search results aren’t very good. Compared to what I find from keyword-based searches on YouTube.com itself, I keep finding a lot of irrelevant results. The way I have found to get around this is by finding a video I want to post on YouTube, and then searching its exact title in the FPTraffic search box – that seems to work fine.
Schedule Amazon Products
All the reach in the world is meaningless if you aren’t making squat from your Facebook pages. Lucky for you, FPTraffic has a neato little feature built in that allows you to find and schedule Amazon products. You need an Amazon Associates ID, which should be easy enough to get. Amazon has a ludicrous number of products, and if your page is based around anything that is not totally obscure, then there are probably going to be some great products you can promote to earn a commission.
You can use Amazon Associates tracking IDs with this particular tool, which means you can track the earnings from your pages more efficiently. This is useful if you want to know the break down of earnings from each individual page, especially if you ever plan on selling your pages.
There is also a feature that allows you to add non-US Amazon Associates IDs (e.g. UK). I’m not sure if this particular function is for automatic geo-redirection, so that if a UK-based person clicks an Amazon link on your page they get sent through your UK ID so you can make a commission. It might just be there to allow you to target different countries with your pages.
If you don’t like the way this tool works, then there is nothing stopping you uploading a photo of the product you want to promote and then adding your affiliate link (preferably cloaked to make it look nice) into the description area. This is what I do when I’m feeling lazy.
There is also another option for getting your affiliate links in front of your audience in the nicest format possible:
Link Masking Tool
Ugly affiliate links suck, right? Luckily there is a link masking tool built right into FPTraffic. I haven’t actually used it myself yet as I direct my traffic from my posts to pages on various websites I own. However, it is easy to use and I was able to create a redirect in a couple of minutes for testing purposes.
I’ve got a feeling this would be an invaluable feature if you are running CPA offers that tend to have ugly links, or any type of tracking tool.
Because I haven’t used the link masker much, I can’t really add any further comment. If I play around with it more in the future then I will revisit this point.
There is a feature built in to FPTraffic to help you run giveaways that comply with Facebook’s rules. Giveaways – when run properly and targeted to the right audience – can be a great way to boost your engagement, get more likes, and draw more attention to your page. The way this tool is built, you also wind up grabbing entrants email addresses in the process; and if you use Aweber then you can automatically add your entrants into your list of choice.
If you don’t have Aweber, and use a service like Mailchimp or Constant Contact, then you can still copy/paste the entrants details into a CSV file or something similar and upload to your email service provider. You would need to consider the possibility that your ESP could get shirty about the manner you generated those leads, but it should probably be fine.
From the perspective of monetization, one of the coolest features of the giveaway tool is that you can require entrants to complete a “sponsored offer” form – like a classic name/email/zip CPA offer – before their entry is counted. In order to do this your offer must allow incentive traffic. Luke has provided instructions for setting up the postback etc so that entries are counted correctly and everything tracks as it should. This is not something I have played around with, but I can see a great deal of potential if you combine the right giveaway with the right affiliate offer.
If this doesn’t make sense, then think about it this way:
You create your giveaway and find a CPA offer that allows incentive traffic (think that you are incentivizing the traffic to complete the offer by dangling the carrot of a free t shirt, DVD box set, whatever).
You set up the postback, which basically tells FPTraffic to count the entry as valid when someone completes the offer.
You start promoting your giveaway, and hopefully start earning.
You can also have an entry counted when the entrant clicks a sponsor link. This means you can redirect to any web page you want, like a squeeze page or sales page etc … YUGE possibilities there.
Unfortunately, when I first tried using this feature to create a giveaway I actually got a bug that prevented it from working correctly. When you went through the entry process, you hit a random coding error screen and couldn’t progress any further. I haven’t really tried again with the giveaway feature (I don’t run a lot of giveaways as I’d rather spend the value of the prizes on more ads).
At some stage I will revisit this aspect of FP Traffic and try it again. It definitely seems like to most confusing element of the product … the instructions could do with being a bit clearer, ideally with a video. I think that there is huge potential to monetise this particular functionality, especially with CPA offers that allow incentive traffic.
This is a cool little functionality that I haven’t yet had the chance to roll out properly, but I’m actively working on it at the time of writing this review.
You know how Facebook just kills your organic reach, right? Well this is bad news for getting your page and its promotions out there. It is especially bad if you’re paying for likes via Facebook Ads, because you have these great looking page stats but only a percentage of those likes are seeing your content.
With the FP Inbox function you can create a custom URL where you can direct people to sign up for a daily email that recaps all the new posts from that day. This is a great idea because it’s effectively giving you another channel to grow your reach (in fact the whole point of FP Inbox seems to be helping you to get around Facebook’s appalling organic reach).
The only downside to this functionality, as far as I can see, is that you can’t export all your leads to a CSV or TXT file so you can then upload them into your email service provider. This would be a KILLER functionality for anyone looking to grow a list – if you’re reading Luke, then please consider adding this. The only risk would be that you might run into spam/approval issues, which could be why there is no export function available.
Great Price. It’s 10 bucks a month. What more do I need to say? It’s so affordable it’s not even funny. Facebook pages are free to run, so you could literally build a profitable business for just $10 per month with this tool. You don’t need to run ads to get page likes; you can grind away organically and see growth this way. With FPTraffic you really can build a cost effective social media business.
Lots Of Features. Post scheduling, image scraping, YouTube embeds, Amazon embeds, giveaways with lead gen functionality, Facebook inbox tools … it’s all here. I can’t really think of any main feature or functionality that is missing from FPTraffic, except perhaps an app to allow you to drive newsletter signups from your page itself (without having to run a giveaway or send traffic to an external landing page).
Easy-To-Use. You should be able to get the hang of what this powerful tool can do in a short space of time. It is simple and intuitive to use, and there are good instructions provided for each particular functionality.
Included Guides & Private Group. From within your FPTraffic member dashboard you can access a bunch of guides that Luke has written on making the most of the tool. The most interesting of these are his case studies about monetizing your pages, or growing page size through the use of Facebook ads. There is also a private Facebook group that is useful for getting support or asking questions about how others profit from the tool. Luke is active in the group, and responds to most user posts which is nice. It would be good to see more guides added, but hopefully these will come at a later date.
Recycle Posts Is Great. Once you’ve built up a good collection of posts on your page, you can recycle previously posted content. Hitting the recycle posts option will put all that older content back in your queue. Dive back in to that queue, change up the order and reword your descriptions a bit, and you’ve now got a whole heap more content to post on your page (especially if you’re mixing in newer images and links at the same time). The attention span of people on social media is appalling, so unless you’re posting the same stuff on a very regular basis, then your fans will probably forget they have seen an image in the past and like it/share it all over again.
Helps To Increase Organic Reach. This is probably the biggest benefit of all for serious Facebook marketing. If you have any knowledge at all of Facebook, then you know how much organic news feed reach tends to suck. And Facebook always seem to be making it worse on a regular basis. This is done in order to drive more marketers and businesses to use Facebook Ads, and it just sucks from the perspective of anyone trying to make a dime off of Facebook. By using FPTraffic I’ve been able to build some great organic reach (at least by current FB standards). I don’t know exactly what the benchmarks are, but by posting relevant promotion-free content each day with the scheduler tool I get my page out and about on fans’ news feeds much more than I would only posting ads or website links. And because I’ve got this higher level of reach, when I do post a link to my website or to an Amazon product, it gets better reach as well resulting in more clicks and profits for me.
If you’re running a Facebook page for a business like an eCommerce store or bricks and mortar outlet, then consider using FPTraffic with non promotional content on a regular basis to grow audience interaction and get greater reach. This tool isn’t only for affiliate marketers. I’ve been doing this for my work, and seeing great results. In fact, I would say that it is even more important for a traditional brand or eCommerce retailer to grow their engagement, because of how Facebook throttles reach.
Bundled Chrome Extension Is Handy. There is a companion Chrome extension for FPTraffic that is useful indeed. When it’s installed in your browser, you can quickly select images from any web page you are browsing and grab the URLs of those images by using the extension. Copy and paste those URLs into a Notepad file, and then you can use the Image URLs option in FPTraffic to import those images you found. You can import up to 500 at once, which is enough content to last weeks. Can it get any easier than that?
Massive Time Saver. The biggest benefit of using FPTraffic is that it is so much more efficient than manually managing Facebook pages. This means you can grow and monetize more pages than you would normally be able to do, resulting in more profit at the end of the day. Saving time is one of the best things you can do!
Do you manage Facebook pages for your employer, or for clients you work with? You could add a lot of extra value with little time investment by using FPTraffic. I actually use it on one of the pages I manage for my dreaded day job, and I have seen a huge increase in reach and engagement since I started posting informative and/or funny content that is non-promotional on a regular basis.
No Google Images Scraper. As outlined earlier in my FPTraffic review, there is a built-in feature to scrape images based on keywords from Tumblr or Bing. However, the Mac Daddy of image search engines – Google Images – is unfortunately missing. This means that you aren’t going to necessarily be getting widest spread of relevant images that you possibly could if. In many of the pages I manage, I find my best images for re-posting always come from Google. The best way to get around this is searching Google Images and using the FPTraffic Chrome extension to grab the URLs of those images. Or you can just manually download each one from Google Images and then put it through the bulk uploader. However, it would be nice to search Google Images from within the FPTraffic interface itself. I suspect there is some kind of restriction on Google’s API that prevents this from happening … or doing so might cause the price to rise.
No Sub-Accounts Or VA Access Feature. This isn’t a problem when you’re first starting out, but I can see how it could quite easily become an issue if you expand your business or already use VAs/staff. Your FPTraffic account is tied to your Facebook account. Therefore, the only way you can let a VA manage your FPTraffic account is to give them access to your personal Facebook profile, as you can’t associate multiple Facebook accounts with one FPTraffic account. Hopefully a future release of the tool will allow you to have multiple Facebook profiles tied to one account (even if you had to pay a premium for this, it would be a useful feature for many more serious marketers). Here are a couple of workarounds you could try in the meantime:
Create a dummy Facebook profile that has admin rights for all your pages, and then tie FPTraffic to that page. Give your VAs the login to that Facebook account. You just need to be careful that they don’t lock you out of the Facebook profile … or that they don’t wind up removing page admin rights to your main FB profile that is tied to your pages – an admin can delete other admins. This all comes down to how much your trust your VAs/staff. I know some people don’t like to take the risk that they could be locked out of their pages.
Create a new FPTraffic membership for each page you manage. If you were making bank with Facebook pages, then you could possibly justify having an FPTraffic membership for each of those pages tied to a unique FB profile. Not very elegant and it will cost you money, but perhaps the safest method out there. I don’t really see it being practical, however.
No proper invoices. Depending on how strict the taxman is in your jurisdiction, this could just be a minor problem. However, I wish FPTraffic would offer more than just Paypal invoices.
Occasional Bugs. Every so often I encounter an annoying bug where the photo for my scheduled post is broken, so I have to delete that scheduled item and upload it again. Other times I have had the image scraper tool crash/freeze. But these bugs are fairly infrequent so I think you will be able to tolerate them in most instances. As previously mentioned, I also had trouble getting my giveaway set up correctly.
Can’t Change Timezone. Maybe I’m just a bit dumb, but I get confused by the server time when trying to tie my post schedule to the most popular times that my page fans are online. I’m used to working with GMT, but the server is run off some kind of American time zone. This is just a minor gripe from my end; it would be great to be able to have the time displayed in your timezone of choice.
No Schedule Randomizer. Your page schedule will always be the same until your manually change it. A great addition would be the ability to pick X number of posts per day, but randomize the schedule with a predefined minimum time between each post. For example, “post 3 times per day between 6am and 11pm, with a minimum of 2 hours between each post”. This would be a cool feature to have that would give a more authentic vibe to the content you post.
Giveaway Tool Is Confusing. It could definitely do with some better instructions (preferably a live case study video or something like that which you could walk through). Maybe I’m just not clever enough to use it?
Conclusion – Should You Join FPTraffic?
Are you working on a regular basis with Facebook pages, or do you intend on growing any form of business model using Facebook? If so, then you need FPTraffic. It really is as simple as that. In fact, if you have ANY interest AT ALL in driving traffic or making money from “The Book” then FPTraffic is an essential purchase.
This incredible tool costs a miserly $10 per month. That’s the price of a couple of takeaway burgers for what is possibly one of the best social media marketing tools I have ever encountered.
There are so many great ways to use FPTraffic, and a number of viable monetisation strategies can be built on the back of the functionality provided. For a little bit of inspiration, here’s a site I’ve had running for one month that generates its traffic from posts I schedule to the page:
I basically take the content I already posted on my page, package it up into list-based articles (10 best photos of the week etc), and then drive traffic from my FB page via more scheduled links back to my site. I’ve made all my money spent on promoting the content back in Adsense and Amazon revenue with a little profit on top, and am building a list at the same time. Am I going to get rich from this one site? No … in fact it probably isn’t worth the time I have spent on it so far. However, it does show me that it is possible to drive traffic from a targeted Facebook page and earn. I can now refine the site, keep growing it, and then hopefully sell both the site and the page for a profit.
And here are a couple of screenshots of the page like growth of two niche-targeted pages I’ve been building with FPTraffic:
The second one:
And all of this was possible thanks to FPTraffic and a few dollars of targeted FB ads spend. That kind of consistent growth is exactly what you want to see.
Add in to the mix that Luke seems like a totally awesome guy, and is willing to give a lot of help to his customers via the FPTraffic Facebook group, and it makes the deal even sweeter. There are a lot of d-bags out there in the Internet Marketing world … Luke is definitely the opposite; a genuine good guy.
Just go get it, right now. I honestly cannot see any scenario in which you wouldn’t be happy with FPTraffic when you consider just how well-priced it is, and the fact that it is not priced on a tiered service system or anything like that.
Bad news everyone – Mass Planner is permanently discontinued:
In fact, Mass Planner was first shut down in May 2019, when Instagram decided to go crazy with the “ban hammer” on software that was botting the follow/unfollow and comment process on Instagram. Instagress was another popular victim.
It’s unlikely that Mass Planner will ever be back in any way, shape or form. Botting Instagram has got a lot harder, meaning a lot of upset affiliates who were doing “game hacks” or “free iPhone” CPA offers with large numbers of accounts.
There are a few salutary lessons here for Internet marketers:
Never build a business that relies on a single tool to succeed. Don’t believe me? Go look on Blackhatworld.com at the number of people whose income streams were destroyed overnight by the collapse of Mass Planner.
Know the difference between a business and a cashflow opportunity. This follows on from the point above. People who used Mass Planner to help them automate the development of a legitimate Instagram following are probably still okay – they could, after all, just manage their account(s) manually. On the other hand, if you were using it to create spam accounts and flood Instagram with your offers, then you would have been wiped out. People doing this weren’t building a business – they were just creating a short-term cashflow opportunity. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you need to be honest with yourself about the difference. If you are just creaming off some cash from a “method” before it gets over-saturated or shut down, then make sure you are squirreling some away for a rainy day.
Be an early adopter. People who got into Mass Planner BEFORE it was turned into a churn-and-burn CPA offer spamming tool probably saw the best results from it. Internet marketing is a great case study in the “tragedy of the commons”. Effective methods or strategies to make money are often ruined by an influx of people imitating the early adopters. Just look at the whole Aliexpress drop-shipping + Shopify industry, I suspect that is heading the same way.
Original Review Here For Reference
What’s up guys? Reviews Boss here again with another interesting and detailed review for you to chew over. Today we are looking at a popular product called Mass Planner.
Keep reading my [eafl id=834 name=”Mass Planner” text=”Mass Planner”] review to work out whether this is the right program to manage your social media needs.
What Is It?
Mass Planner is a social media marketing software that allows you to to automate and perform en masse almost every interaction you could normally do on social networks like:
Lets imagine that you want to build up a following on Instagram (by this I mean amass a decent quantity of followers, who will hopefully go on to interact with the content you post and eventually click on your affiliate links). A popular and well-proven method to get followers on Instagram is the “follow/unfollow” method. It’s simple … all you do is sit on your phone and follow as many people in your niche as you can. Those people will get a notification saying you have followed them, and then many will choose to follow you back in turn. After a while you then start to unfollow accounts in bulk as this doesn’t send a notification. After consistently plodding away at this method, you should wind up with a decent batch of followers who are hopefully interacting with your content.
But there’s a problem with this method. It’s time consuming. You have to use valuable time that could be spent doing other things just mindlessly hammering away on your mobile phone. And even if you have a good monetization strategy in place, each one of those followers you pick up using this method is probably only worth a fraction of a cent in terms of the time you spend versus profit. Throw into this mix the fact that you may well need to build dozens of accounts to see really decent profits, and you could be on a hiding to nowhere.
Now wouldn’t it be handy if you could have a software that ran in the background 24/7, performing this exact same operation but not costing you any time beyond initial setup and occasional progress checks? In fact, you could have multiple Instagram accounts
And wouldn’t it be even better if you could automate and scale just about every boring social media process possible (so that you can spend more time walking your dog, or making deals, or hitting the gym, or whatever you like to do).
I’m talking about things like:
Finding and joining Facebook groups
Auto posting comments/new posts in groups and pages
Liking and reposting on Instagram
Following people on Google Plus, as well as joining relevant communities
Pretty much anything like that
Well, that dream is what Mass Planner promises. But does it deliver? Let’s find out.
What Does It Look Like?
Because Mass Planner is quite a complex piece of software, I decided that I can’t really do it justice in terms of giving you a feel for the software without doing a video walkthrough. I’m currently trying to find the time to do this, but in the meantime I’ll leave you with a few captioned screen shots so you can get a feel for what Mass Planner looks and feels like.
more screen shots & video coming soon – check back regularly. I just need to install it on to my new computer.
What I Like
Feature rich. One of the best things about Mass Planner is that there is just so much you can actually do with the software. It really is quite impressive how much power is under the hood.
Good spread of social networks. There are plenty of social media automation tools out there, but many of them only focus on one platform such as Facebook or Instagram. Mass Planner has all the key networks covered (including that worthless piece of crud known as Google Plus 😉
Easy enough to use. You don’t need to be a genius or have a degree in astrophysics to use Mass Planner – it is certainly easy enough to use for just about everyone. Although the interface can be a bit ugly at times, it is functional and all the different parameters and options available are nice and clear. I reckon it will take you an hour to get comfortable with the software’s interface and feel acquainted with setting up campaigns quickly.
Lots of options and customization. This customization is extremely important when it comes to making your automated activity look at least semi-natural. Make sure you use the options for randomization (e.g. following between 15-30 accounts per batch, with a 1-4 hour gap on Instagram). They WILL save your ass in the long run.
Fair base price. $10 per month is undoubtedly reasonable, and gives you access to a lot of functionality. However, please note my point below about having to pay for extras to get full use of the software.
Good tutorials. The Mass Planner website has some nice and detailed tutorials that will help you to get the most out of the software. Although I recommend “learning by doing”, it can certainly be useful to consult a tutorial or two to get the best possible results.
Regular updates. The development team behind this product regularly release new updates to ensure it runs well and hopefully stays ahead of the game with regards to social networks liking to crack down on the use of automated software.
What I Dislike
Paying extra for additional modules. You have to pay extra for additional access to modules, which unlock new functionality for the software. You also have to pay extra to be able to use more than a handful of accounts on each platform. If you’re planning on going spam-heavy (such as doing that Instagram account follow + CPA method that everyone talks about on Blackhatworld, for example) then you’ll need to shell out additional dollars for these upgrades.
No lifetime access option. Some people (myself included) generally don’t monthly billing because it’s annoying having lots of small transactions all over the place. It would be cool to be able to buy a “Mass Planner Ultimate Edition” for a higher ticket price that gives you lifetime access to the product.
No Mac support. This is a no-brainer … Mac access is really important these days as so many people are using Mac. I know that you can work around this limitation by running something like Parallels, but it really isn’t an ideal option! Mac support is lacking on a lot of Internet marketing software so this isn’t too surprising, but it is still annoying.
Reasonably ugly interface. While it is very functional, I must admit that the interface for Mass Planner isn’t exactly attractive. This is a minor gripe because function is always more important than form, but the interface isn’t the nicest place to work!
How Much Does It Cost?
There are two different pricing options for Mass Planner. What I’ve chosen to do is take a screen capture of the pricing table, and have published it below:
I personally just pay for the monthly option. I should really get around to changing to once every six months … it would save some money (although I’m also worried that social media automation is becoming harder to do properly, and I’ve got other projects that I would rather spend time on).
Please note that you can also [eafl id=834 name=”Mass Planner” text=”get a 5 day free trial”] – which will rebill into a paid option if you forget to cancel. This should give you plenty of time to get your head around what Mass Planner does, and whether or not you’re actually likely to use it.
You also have to pay specific one-off fees to unlock certain functionalities. This is most notably the case when it comes to running multiple social media accounts on the same platform. With the base subscription, you can currently have 2 accounts per platform. In all honesty, that isn’t enough if you’re looking to go CRAZY with the automation. This means you need to pay to unlock additional accounts. So, for example, you can buy an additional 8 accounts per platform for $15 (so you could have a total of 10 Facebook accounts blasting away). It’s $25 for an extra 15, or $70 for unlimited. You need to factor this in to your purchasing decision!
A Note On Proxies
If you plan on doing any serious, heavyweight work with Mass Planner (basically if you want to use it to follow any of those Instagram + CPA or Facebook Groups + CPA methods you see on sites like Blackhatworld) then you’ll need to use proxies with this software. Otherwise the social networks are going to see you coming from a mile away, and it’s a huge red flag to have multiple accounts in different niches all running off the same IP. The aim of this “spamming” game is to ensure that you have everything set up as best as possible to avoid getting your accounts caught and banned. This is especially important if you’re doing things like paying for Phone Verified Accounts or purchasing aged social media accounts.
You can probably pick up enough proxies for $20-30 per month. I can’t remember who I use for proxies off the top of my head, but I will update in due course. Mass Planner supports HTTP and SOCK proxies so just about any provider should work.
I don’t know enough about scraping private proxies to make an informed comment on this option. However, my gut feeling would be that public proxies are unlikely to be sufficiently reliable, which would result in less-than-optimal results from the software. Best just to stump up the cost for private, paid proxies. Hopefully you’ll be making more than enough money to cover the cost!
Who Is It For?
Ostensibly, Mass Planner is aimed at anyone who wants to have an automated means of posting to and managing their social media profiles on popular sites like Facebook and Twitter.
However, in the real world, software like Mass Planner is almost exclusively the domain of affiliate & internet marketers looking to do things like:
Automatically find and join public Facebook groups, and then smash the crap out of them with auto-comments that usually link to a CPA offer, Clickbank offer or whatever.
Follow/unfollow people on Instagram “en masse” in order to get follows back and maintain a decent ratio .
Mass like photos on Instagram with the hope that people will click through your profile.
Basically anything you’ll find in the social media marketing section of Blackhatworld.
The real power of Mass Planner – at least based on how I understand many other people to be using it – is not so much in its ability to automatically post pictures/posts to your Facebook page and effectively emulate manual interaction … instead people like Mass Planner because it enables them to get their affiliate links in front of lots of people, or to build a large Instagram following quickly.
Mass Planner Review Conclusion
Let’s wrap up this review – is Mass Planner worth buying?
Yes, I think that it is. For $10 per month (or less if you opt for 6 monthly billing) you get access to a program that unlocks a whole new world of being able to automate repetitive tasks on social media. Let’s be realistic; if you’re using this program seriously, then you’re probably looking at it from the perspective of hammering Facebook groups with your CPA offers or whatever. If that’s what you’re into, then this has got to be one of the best tools out. Mass Planner + burner domains + PVAed accounts + proxies (you WILL need proxies if you plan on doing anything serious with this program) + some decent offers and you could be making yourself a nice little semi-automated side income.
It’s just so feature rich, and so stable that I cannot think of a situation in which it isn’t worth having in your toolkit when you consider the low price. Although there are additional features that you may need to pay for depending on how you intend on using it, these aren’t too badly priced either. Probably the biggest drawback of Massplanner is the fact that you have to pay extra money to be able to use more accounts/profiles on each social network. If you’re really planning on going in “big league” then you’ll need to stump up an extra $70 in your first month.
The one thing I will say is that because there is so much to do with this software, and because there are so many ways that you could potentially monetize with it, I think that you need to be fairly focused and diligent to get the most out of it. Otherwise you could find yourself frittering away $10 per month on something that you may not derive sufficient value from. If you’re not actively trying to make the most of it, then save yourself the membership money.
Now I have to admit that I’m really just a beginner at using tools like Mass Planner. The most automated thing I have done to date is use FPTraffic to schedule posts on my niche Facebook pages (and I will continue to use FPTraffic for this purpose as I really like its interface). However, I can see a lot of appeal in using Mass Planner to run some good old-fashioned, slightly scummy affiliate campaigns. Lovely stuff!
[eafl id=834 name=”Mass Planner” text=”Go here to get your own copy of Mass Planner”] – grab a 5 day free trial and see what you can do with it!
This is just a quick message to let you guys know that I am currently giving away a niche Facebook page with just about 5.5k likes. The page is called “Bender Quotes” – I’ve spend over $200 on Facebook ads to build the likes and engagement of this page, and I have made money from Amazon Associates in the past.
If you’re interested in buying this Facebook page (maybe to grow it with FPTraffic and then monetize it) then send me a message on samfrosttesting @ gmail.com – remove the spaces!
Have you ever had to move a WordPress website from one host to another? Although you can always do it just by the traditional method of exporting the content via FTP, and then backing up the database through Phpmyadmin, this is annoying to do and could be tricky for a beginner.
There are lots of different tutorials out there, but they often provide slightly different instructions or ones that are outdated. Furthermore, if you are using a less-than-common host, then it can be tricky to find instructions that closely match what you see at each step of the process. Not fun at all!
Don’t you wish you could just export a single file of your site on its existing hosting, and then upload that to your new hosting instead?
With a nifty little WordPress plugin called All-In- One WP Migration you can do just that.
This is a really short review, but hopefully you’ll get the idea:
What Is All-In-One WP Migration?
Basically, it’s a plugin for migration a WordPress website. You can use it for backing your site up, although the real intended purpose is for moving your site from one host to another. You might be changing host due to performance issues, price, or any other factor.
This will be relevant to you if you a looking at migrating from say Hostgator to Bluehost. It can be used whether or not you are changing domain name as well.
Is It Free?
Yes, All-In- One WP Migration is free up until a file size of 512mb. That means that if your website is larger than 512mb, then you will need to spring for the premium edition. This requires purchasing the Unlimited Extension from the developer, Servmask. The good news is that you can use this on unlimited websites, and get premium support.
This costs $59 USD and can be paid via Paypal or with Bitcoin, which is cool.
You can also purchase other upgrades that allow you to things like backup and import from a URL or FTP.
How Do You Use It?
This is SO simple you just won’t believe it. The first step is to install the free plugin. Just go to the WP plugin search and look for the following:
Now install it like you would any other plugin.
Once it’s installed you need to click here from your WP sidebar and choose Export:
This will load up the export options panel where you can actually create the image of your site to be exported:
Now there are advanced options available if you want to use them. For example, you can choose not to migrate things like spam comments. This can be helpful to cut down on wasted space (especially if you are just over 512mb in backup size which would require you to purchase the unlimited subscription for the plugin).
My advice is that if you don’t know what the advanced options do, then don’t touch them.
You can also pick some different places to export to. I just chose File, which generates a file that downloads to your computer. Most of the other options (e.g. export to Onedrive) require you to purchase an additional upgrade to the plugin:
Once it has done its magic and exported your site file (using a custom file extension called .wpress if I recall correctly) you are ready to import your site to its new hosting.
All you need to do is install the plugin on a clean WordPress install and then choose import:
Remember that if your exported file was over 512mb, then you’ll need an additional upgrade that costs $59 USD.
Once you’ve selected your file to import you just sit back and let the plugin run.
When everything is ported over successfully you will get a popup message telling you to save your permalinks twice. I’m not sure exactly why this is necessary, but for whatever reason it is important to ensure that your site migrates in a working fashion.
After that process is complete, you will log back in to your “old” site on its “new” hosting. And that means JOB DONE … YOUR SITE IS NOW MIGRATED.
Is All-In- One WP Migration worth installing?
This is one of the best tools I have EVER used in my entire online marketing career. If you’re running a WordPress-based website and want the ability to easily move your site to a new host, then it’s well worth giving All-In-One WP Migration a try.
It took me under 30 minutes to completely migrate a WordPress site – and with just about no hassle whatsoever. I didn’t even have to have my passwords changed! How awesome is that?
The free tier is really good; all you miss out on is the ability to migrate sites larger than 512mb (if you’re building smaller affiliate-type sites, then you’ll probably not be exceeding 512mb anyway). The site I moved was over 1Gb so I had to pay for premium access. $59 to say goodbye to hassle is a small price to pay, in my opinion.
The unlimited option would be KILLER if you were selling websites through a platform like Flippa. You could easily migrate the site from your hosting to the new owner’s with almost zero hassle and fuss. What a dream.
If you’re using WordPress and need to change your hosting for whatever reason, then go and get All-In-One WP Migration right now.
This is a review I’ve been looking forward to doing for a long time. As an Affilorama member for a number of years (and someone who also has all of their premium/paid tier products) I think I am in a great position to give a full and accurate review of Affilorama.
What Is Affilorama?
Affilorama is an online training portal for aspiring affiliate marketers, and is run by legendary “super affiliate” Mark Ling.
Now the structure of Affilorama and its constituent products can be slightly confusing, so here’s the layman’s explanation.
When you join your first step will probably be creating a free account – although you can go straight into the paid product options if you wish, which I will outline below.
From your free account, which could more accurately be described as a portal, you can then purchase paid modules that become accessible through your login.
Here’s a quick guide to the different options available:
Affilorama aka Affilorama Free – this is, as the name suggests, the free section of the site (and what I am covering in this particular review). You get free affiliate marketing lessons and forum access.
AffiloBlueprint – a more detailed training course that focuses on teaching you Mark Lings’ preferred method of earning affiliate commissions.
AffiloJetpack– this is the “big daddy”, and the most expensive Affilorama-branded product. It is basically a collection of done-for-you content and research that is designed to help jump start your efforts at creating profitable niche sites. You basically get ready made funnels in various niches, which have been researched to be profitable by the Affilorama team. Reviewing AffiloJetpack is a mammoth commitment, but something I will be doing in the near future.
Affilorama Premium – a monthly subscription product that provides additional training, bundled hosting, beta access to AffiloTools, and premium form.
AffiloTools – currently free to trial (or get beta access through Affilorama Premium). A SaaS SEO platform that is designed to help you do things like track your rankings, find new keywords, and uncover link building opportunities.
Who Is It For?
As you might expect, Affilorama is really aimed at anyone who wants to learn to make a living from affiliate marketing. This is where you promote products on behalf of a publisher, often through the use of a marketplace such as Clickbank or Amazon Associates, and are rewarded financially for sales that you refer.
Who Is Behind Affilorama?
Affilorama is the brain of Mark Ling, who is known in the affiliate marketing industry as being a popular guru/super affiliate.
The company that runs and maintains Affilorama (and of which Mark Ling is a key player) is called Doubledot Media. They are also behind some other well-known products in the Internet marketing sphere, including Traffic Travis and SaleHoo.
How Do You Join
Joining Affilorama is super easy. Let’s walk through the process now:
Firstly, [eafl id=208 name=”Affilorama Free” text=”click here to go to the Affilorama website”]:
From there you need to click the “Join now – It’s free” button. You will then be prompted to fill in some basic personal information:
You then need to follow the rest of the basic instructions in order to complete your sign up. Once everything is done and dusted, you should be able to log in and see a screen like this:
Now the exact screen you see will obviously be different, because I’ve already got all of the paid Affilorama products added to my account. However, you should at least get a feel for what you will be seeing.
So what about the free content and features that are the focus of this Affilorama review? Let’s take a look at them now.
You access the free lessons by clicking the “Lessons” drop-down tab from your account screen. You should see something like this:
There are over 100 free lessons on offer, broken down into various categories like basic concepts, market research, website building, SEO, PPC and so on. The aim of the Affilorama team has clearly been to provide a comprehensive overview of the steps you need to follow to get started in affiliate marketing.
Each of the lessons looks a bit like this:
So what you are getting with each of those free lessons is:
Video content (the main component, with narration and imagery to help you understand the lesson)
Accompanying written content with links to resources
The Affilorama platform is set up with the intent of guiding you from one lesson to the next, so that you progress in a linear fashion. Along the way, you will be encouraged through upsells to buy the premium products like AffiloBlueprint and AffiloJetpack.
As far as the lessons go, there really isn’t too much more to say. Everything is produced to a professional standard, and there are lots of lessons to work your way through as you expand your knowledge of affiliate marketing. I will talk more to the quality and usefulness of the content later on.
What Else Do You Get?
When you join Affilorama, you’ll get to access the member only forum. This is basically a place you can come and “shoot the $hit” with other aspiring affiliate marketers, swap ideas, ask questions, and just generally expand your knowledge of the game. The biggest downside to the forum is that it is rather light on in-depth content. Most of the threads seem to be people complaining about not seeing the easy progress they thought they would
Affilorama Member Deals
Another, lesser-known benefit of joining for a free Affilorama membership is that you also get access to some special deals that have been arranged with other service and product providers in the Internet marketing sphere.
Once you’re registered, if you go to this page, then you will find a whole bunch of deals that can be helpful to your affiliate marketing efforts. Here are some of them:
Considering you don’t pay for membership, these deals are nice to have.
Okay, so this is technically free for everyone (even if you don’t register a membership account). However, the Affilorama blog is nonetheless worth a read from time to time.
Lots of lessons. Over 100 lessons gives you a lot to work through. Most key aspects of building affiliate websites are covered. There is an abundance of content to sink your teeth into!
Better than many paid training products. This is one of the main reasons why I’m a fan of Affilorama. In all honesty, it contains more useful training content than a lot of paid products, especially those dreaded Warrior Special Offers (WSOs) or JVZoo-type products. You’re not paying a red cent, and in return getting a good grounding in basic affiliate marketing best practice.
Bad Things About Affilorama
You’ll receive a LOT of upsell and cross-promo emails. One of the main complaints about Affilorama that I have is you will receive a large quantity of up-sell and cross promotional emails. This is an unfortunate facet of the affiliate marketing industry, as most major product owners spend a lot of time pitching their buddies’ products in a sort of reciprocal cycle (some have used the term “syndicate”, others prefer the less polite term “circle jerk”). Because Mark Ling is a big name in the affiliate marketing sphere – at least within the context of the style of affiliate marketing he promotes – he has a lot of affiliate partners who have big lists and followings, and who promote his products. In return, he does them same for them. Expect to see a huge number of emails on subjects like:
Unmissable training webinars
Final calls for amazing courses
Unmissable products that are making loads of people 6 figures without lifting a finger
You get the picture
The training has a narrow focus and is outdated in places. Affiliate marketing is a diverse industry (and I don’t mean diverse in the way that Silicon Valley tech companies never stop harping on about). There are so many different ways to make money, even though the basic formula is always traffic + offer = earnings. Affilorama’s free training focuses on what many consider to be a fairly “tired” strategy; finding an offer on Clickbank’s affiliate marketplace, building a small site around that niche (e.g. dog training) with mainly info keywords, and then monetizing with pre-sells and a list. Without a willingness to invest lots of time into SEO, especially link building, or the financial ability to pay for traffic via platforms like Facebook Ads and Google Adwords, you might find it very slow to see results. However, I do think that the methods offered on Affilorama.com are good for any beginner to learn the basics of affiliate marketing, and get some inspiration towards making further progress.
Conclusion – Is It Worth Joining?
Overall, I have to say that I think Affilorama is worth joining. In fact, I would suggest you grab yourself an account today. It won’t cost you anything, so what have you got to lose?
The only real downside of the free membership (beyond the occasionally weak training content) is that you are opening yourself up to a barrage of guru-style offers. Expect to see a lot of webinar replay and final call emails in your inbox … thank goodness for spam filters! If you hate getting these types of emails, then it may well pay to sign up for your Affilorama account with a throwaway email address.
However, considering it doesn’t cost you a pretty penny to join, and that there is some useful content on offer that will help you to learn the basics of affiliate marketing, there really is no reason not to make an account and spend a few minutes each day absorbing the lessons.
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Video Review Transcript
Hey what’s up? This is Sam Frost here from reviewsboss.com. In this video we are going to be doing a review of the Affilorama, so I’m going to be talking you through this very popular affiliate marketing training platform. I’m gonna be talking you through the various different products that constitute the Affilorama platform. And I’m gonna be giving you my overall feedback on Affilorama as a whole, and then I’m gonna have more videos coming where we will be breaking down the individual products as well.
Once again, as with pretty much all of my reviews, this is done as a screen capture video. There’s a little bit of embedded web cam just so you can see my ranting and raving, but it’s pretty off the cuff. This is as honest as it gets.
Now one thing I do wanna declare right off the bat is that at some stage in the past, I don’t wanna show my age but, it was a number of years ago now, I actually worked for Affilorama. Well to be more correct, I worked for the company that creates Affilorama and owns the brand. So I actually had some involvement with some development of some of their products in previous guises. I thought it was probably worth me mentioning that.
It’s not gonna affect my opinion of the review. I’ve long since left that job. I will say I had a great time working there. The brains behind Affilorama are really really nice people. Very smart. They really do care about helping people succeed with affiliate marketing. But I’ve been out of the game long enough to be able to give my honest feedback on this.
So basically what I’m gonna be doing is just giving my feedback on Affilorama, letting you know what I think about the product, and we’ll be taking it from there.
So basically to start with, what do you do? You got to Affilorama.com, if you’re feeling generous you could actually go to the link in the video description and join via my affiliate link, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. Just go to Affilorama.com and you’re greeted with this.
So basically what is the pitch? Learn how to make money online as an affiliate and that’s really what Affilorama is about. It’s affiliate marketing training. It pitches itself as the largest affiliate marketing training community on the internet. And it pitches you what you’ll get if you join as a free member.
So you get a quick start affiliate marketing guide. You get a download of [inaudible 00:02:15]Roadmap to Success. You get video lessons. And you can create a free account. And who doesn’t like free?
There are some nice little testimonials here. There’s the old, you know, where have we been featured kind of things that you see in just about every single info product that’s for sale these days. And basically what Affilorama is, at a very high level, is a free membership training platform for people who wanna learn how to make money from affiliate marketing.
But what effectively is happening is when you sign up for free, you are basically just signing up for really the presale to the premium products. Now allow me to explain more. So basically if we go through the site, the first thing you’ll see here is it’s got breakdowns of the kinds of lessons you’ll get to see. So here is the lesson introduction section. So basically if you want to learn how to do affiliate marketing, you could start here with the introduction lessons and if we try and go through, what we will see is that we can’t actually watch this lesson yet. We can’t watch Affiliate Marketing for Beginners, the first lesson. What we need to do is actually watch it, either a preview and see if we like it, or we join for free. So, either or, it doesn’t really matter what you wanna do. But to actually access the lessons, you need to join Affilorama, which is free to do. And the same thing applies to all the[inaudible 00:03:40].
I think it’s quite good that they’re basically giving you the breakdown of what your going to get, actually giving away quite a bit of information for free without you even needing to sign up. That’s quite good. So you know if you look at this, and you read through the lessons, and you look at the video preview and you think, naw, this just isn’t for me, you haven’t lost anything. But basically the lessons are there just to wet your appetite. Or the lesson preview is there to wet your appetite. If you want to access them, you will need to sign up for free.
Now the next piece is the product. So Affilorama offers some premium products and the premium product offering has changed quite substantially in relatively recent times. So as I said just before, the free piece of Affilorama is really, it’s about getting you in the door, into their funnel for the premium products. And they’re pretty effective at how they work this, the Affilorama company. Basically, the free lessons are a good pre-sales tool for them, so they’ve kind of just gone down the path of what you normally see with make money online training, which is where you get something for free and then you get up-sold if it’s done on a larger scale.
So, what I’ll do here shortly is talk you through the premium products and give you a bit more insight into those. There’s also a blog, so you can access their blog posts. Basically it’s a relatively reasonable blog that’s got some interesting content about affiliate marketing. It’s updated roughly, two or three times a month. Sometimes a bit more frequently. There’s lots of examples of affiliate programs you can join and tips and all sorts of things.
Here’s one, ten alternatives to ClickBank. You might notice here, if you’re hawkeyed that I’m actually still the top contributor on the blog in terms of comments. And if we look at the most viewed articles, most of these, apart from I think, this one here, have been written by me in the past. Maybe this one wasn’t as well though, I can’t actually remember. No, this one was by Jason and he must have done that about the time I was working there, but this was definitely mine, I remember writing this. There you go. One of the most widely read articles on Affilorama. But I digress, that’s not why you’re here. To allow me to relive my glory days.
So anyway, there’s a useful blog. I mean that’s totally free. You don’t have to join or pay anything to access it, so I just thought I’d touch on it and the other point is there’s a forum as well. So there’s a free section of the forum and there is a paid forum depending on what products you pay for access to, if any. The forum’s not bad. There’s some okay content in there, but it’s not the most active forum out there. And I wouldn’t recommend you spend too much time in it. There’s a lot of newbies, a lot of beginners, who are probably just really the kind of people who are asking too much, and doing too little if that makes sense. You’re better just to get stuck in and really start working at things.
Now if we go back to the home page, the process for actually getting an account with Affilorama is very simple. All you do is you join, and once you’re done, you’re gonna be sent a password to login. Now what you have to bear in mind with Affilorama, this is probably the first key point of this review, is as soon as you sign up you’re gonna start getting offers for things, you know I can’t remember the exact cadence because it’s been a while since I did sign up myself, but you are gonna start seeing some offers come through thick and fast for not only Affilorama’s products that they offer, but you will also see promotions come through for products that Affilorama recommends. It kind of makes sense. They’re an affiliate marketing company, so I guess they probably would be inclined to do affiliate promotions of other products. But you really need to bear this in mind.
If you’re the kind of person who thinks, “Oh, I don’t wanna receive offers in my inbox. I don’t wanna be sold to, too aggressively.” You could possible get annoyed here with Affilorama because they do have quite a high cadence of promotions, both of their own products, and of their partner products. So just bear that in mind. But once you’ve signed in, or once you’ve joined I should say, what comes next? Well let’s login and I’ll show you what the back end of the account looks like.
So hopefully screen flow doesn’t accidentally reveal my password, and we will login. And this is roughly what a Affilorama dashboard looks like. Now mine will look different to yourself because I have access to some of the premium products, but what we’ll do first is we’ll go back to the lesson section, and now if we try and access that first lesson, we can see that we can actually play the full video now. So pretty cool there.
We can also tick it off if we’ve completed it or not. And we can now work through the process. We’ve also got all of these resources here as well. So there’s actually quite a bit of content. As far as the actual quality of the training goes, it’s actually quite decent to be honest. Sure it ultimately is a pre-sell for the paid products, but I actually quite like it. It will ground you in some of the basics of affiliate marketing. It will help you wet your appetite and determine if this is right for you. So if you sign up for Affilorama for free, you can still get value without having to pay anything. You just go through these lessons here. You maybe absorb a bit of information on the blog, have a look around the forum, and at the very least, if you’re starting from nothing, it will give you a good idea of what affiliate marketing is like and whether or not it might be right for you. It’s just not the most advanced training.
Now the real piece that is a big focus for a lot of people, if we go back to the home page, is the paid product. So as I mentioned, the goal with Affilorama or Affilorama’s goal is to get you to sign up for the free lessons, demonstrate their knowledge, demonstrate their trustworthiness, and then sell you the premium products. And the premium product offering has changed a little bit.
Once again, this isn’t a full review of all the premium products. I will do separate video interviews for each of those. And I will also touch on the fact that what was perhaps their most popular premium product, which is AffiloBlueprint, isn’t actually available any more. It’s changed to this here path to passive, which I’m actually gonna purchase, I haven’t gone through that yet, and I will buy it and do a separate review on that.
But basically to run you through things, Affilorama offers a few different premium products, and they have offered other ones in the past. So there’s a product called Path to Passive, if we open this up, basically it is a guide, well my understanding is it’s a guide to sort of organic search focused, relatively passive affiliate marketing, I don’t like the term passive ’cause it implies you don’t ever do any work, but without having gone through the product, my understanding is the focus of affiliate … sorry, Path to Passive, or Pathway to Passive will be on basically picking a niche, building a website, finding questions people are asking. Answering those questions, and then using that to pre-sell affiliate products and also sign people up to your newsletters is basically what was the old AffiloBlueprint product I believe, but just updated. So AffiloBlueprint was one of the products I helped build. It went through a few iterations. I think there was a second or third version of it released. And that was the one I helped work on. And basically, you can’t buy AffiloBlueprint anymore. What you can buy instead is this Pathway to Passive Product. So I will definitely be buying that very soon and going through it with a fine tooth comb, doing another one of these off the cuff sort of live reviews and showing you what I think. But you might want to check this out.
The good thing is that Pathway to Passive is quite reasonably priced. It’s $37.00. You get the ClickBank required 60 day money back guarantee, but I will definitely go through the process and review the product in more detail. But there is just an example of their premium products. Without having gone through it, I’d be willing to bet a fair amount of money that probably Pathway to Passive is just selling you a much more in depth version of the training that’s available for free, so just bear that in mind, but hopefully you see the principle of how Affilorama operates. You sign up for free. You get enticed by the lessons you learn about and then you upsell, or they upsell you to the premium products.
The next piece is a product called Affilo Tools. Now Affilo Tools is an interesting one. I’m not gonna spend too much time dwelling on this. Basically, Affilo Tools has been in beta for quite some time now. It’s like an online marketing tool kit for [SEO 00:12:05] analytics, social media, all those kind of things. I haven’t used it in a long time. Because of the client work I do with my marketing agency, I have access to a lot more advanced tools than Affilo Tools. I’m not even sure how much it costs to access Affilo Tools anymore. I think you can just sign up for a free trial through, by going to Affilorama.com/tools, if we just double check, and we go here, we might be able to have a look and see what comes up. See what goes. Here we go, yeah, you can try Affilo Tools for free, so worth bearing that in mind. Polls and data. I haven’t used it in a very long time. So you do with it what you will. I think there are better products out there though ultimately. But I will, once again, spend some time going through it.
And the final big product that Affilorama offers, and this is sort of the Mac Daddy of their products is this thing called Affilo Jet Pack. Now Affilo Jet Pack is a really interesting one. What Affilo Jet Pack is and I’ve reviewed Affilo Jet Pack in a lot of detail in the past, but I will elaborate on it again further. Basically Affilo Jet Pack is like done for you niche websites. So, Affilorama’s basic philosophy is based around this idea that what you do is you create a website that’s in a niche, so a niche is something like dog training or baseball training or golf tips or whatever. Or it could be something even more compact than that, like Labrador dog training or putting tips for golf, or whatever, but the concept of a niche is crucial. You pick your niche. You find questions people are asking in that niche. You answer those questions with content on your site. You upsell people. You basically get people coming to your site via organic traffic, via paid traffic, if you wanna do it social media. You then funnel people into your email newsletter sequence, a bit like Affilorama does with the free content, and what you do is you do it by giving away something like a dog training ebook, or a golf tips ebook, or a video course, or anything like that.
And then what you start doing is you start hitting those people with affiliate offers in their inbox. Now Affilo Jet Pack basically has taken that principle and tried to make it faster. So if we access Affilo Jet Pack, what you’ll see next is quite interesting. I’m not gonna dwell too long on it. Basically I have an Affilo Jet Pack membership and what you’ve got is a whole lot of niches, and what you’re able to do with these niches is then pick a certain number of them, I can remember how many it is, I think it might be 10 you can pick from, although it all depends on when you purchase the product. I think when I got it you had access to more and I think these days you might not get so many. But they’re all big evergreen popular niches with huge money potential in them, so, some are bigger than others but things like dog training or internet marketing or golf are massive. Same with wholesale sourcing, dating tips, weight loss. I mean, these are not niches that are going anywhere anytime soon.
What you then do is you actually unlock the niche, and then you can go through the process of basically using Affilo Jet Pack to automatically set up a framework of a website. So when I do my Affilo Jet Pack tutorial and updated video review, I’ll actually take you through the process because it’s kinda cool. I hadn’t used it before when I first worked with the product. It was being talked about, sort of theoretically how can we build this system that lets you pick the niche you want, select a domain name, import all of the newsletter content with your affiliate link straight into a auto responder program, like Campaign Monitor, or AWeber. For Affilo Jet Pack, they use something called Flutter Mail ’cause I think the Affilorama owners are part owners of Flutter Mail, something like that, I can’t remember off the top of my head.
But basically the way it works is you unlock the niche that you’ve paid for, or you use a credit that you’ve got so you get x number of niches, you unlock one that comes with your total balance, but principle is very very simple. And then what you’ve got is a framework of a site that you can then go and start creating content, loading content onto your site, optimizing it, making it look more unique and then you hopefully will start driving traffic and getting people onto those newsletter lists and making money.
It’s pretty cool what they’ve tried to do in terms of streamlining things. There are some obvious downsides in so much that, you know, there’s gonna be tons of competition in these niches, but at the same time there’s huge money. And I do know of people who are doing really well with this product. I don’t wanna dwell on it too long in this overview of Affilorama, just because I would rather review the ins and outs of Affilo Jet Pack in a separate video and talk you through the set up process. But this is the big Mac Daddy product. It’s their most expensive one. It is quite an interesting concept and yeah, I’ll refrain from making any further comment on the value or worth of it for this video, but yeah, I’ll definitely be coming back to it. You get some bonuses as well. There’s a whole lot of interesting stuff in there, so that is how Affilo Jet Pack works. There’s a help section. There’s a specific forum. It really is quite a step up from the base Affilorama product.
But if we just go back to the home page. And if we just recap, really what is Affilorama? It’s a simple straight forward affiliate marketing training platform. The content or the quality of the free content, I think is pretty good. It’s not the best thing in the world, but it’s certainly not the worst. If you are new to affiliate marketing and you’re sitting there thinking, “Is Affilorama worth joining?” I think it is. You’re gonna have to bear in mind that you will be pitched a lot of offers. That’s probably the biggest downside to it. These guys are quite, I wouldn’t say aggressive, but much like many businesses in the make money online space, where they make their money is on upselling you.
One thing I have noticed as well is a real trend with Affilorama towards pushing much more highly priced products, like Mastermind courses that can cost into the thousands of dollars and all sorts of things. In the past I feel like they used to just promote more mainstream kinda stuff. Like we recommend this person’s training methods on Amazon FBA selling or whatever, and you might be pitched a two or three hundred dollar course. Now it can be some really expensive stuff.
I mean it’s not just Affilorama. I think this is a trend that’s happening in almost the entire make money online industry, that things are moving towards, either these free funnel building offers or these hyper expensive high end products. The sort of good honest fifty dollar ebook or twenty dollar a month membership site is dying out a little bit it almost feels like. But that might just be my interpretation of things.
But yeah, to recap this Affilorama review. I think if you are interested in learning affiliate marketing, you want to get a start for free, it’s a good place to begin. I think some of the premium products are quite good. I’m excited to try Path to Passive. I’m excited to revisit my Affilo Jet Pack review and talk you through more about what the product is like. Yeah, it’s a high quality product they’ve got on offer here. As long as you can accept the fact that the content isn’t always kept as up to date as it could be. That is definitely a downside.
Affilorama is good from a theoretical perspective in terms of teaching you the key concepts of affiliate marketing with niche sites, but it isn’t the best platform in the world in terms of keeping content really up to date. Especially in the free products. If you can deal with that, if you can deal with the fact that you will get pitched a lot of promotions as well, and as long as you’re recognizing of the fact that the free tier they offer is really just to get you in the door to pitch you the expensive stuff, with the upsell products, as long as you can look at that objectively and say hey I can still extract value from the free membership, I think you’ll have a good time with Affilorama.
So yeah, I recommend it. If you want to help me out, you can sign up via my affiliate link, which is in the video description, but also if you think, hey this guy’s an idiot and I don’t wanna help him out, just go to Affilorama.com and sign up. If you found this video useful, please give me a like on this video. Please subscribe for more reviews. I hope that my sort of off the cuff talking it through naturally style is passible to you or somewhat enjoyable. I’m trying to sort of stick away with this channel from doing very manufactured stuff. And yeah, I look forward to seeing you on future videos. Drop a comment below if you think Affilorama is good, bad, ugly, or whatever. And if you have requests for products you would like to see me review, please drop comments as well.