Review: Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Course (+$28 Off Coupon & Discount Code)

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I’ve bought the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing from Michelle Schroeder-Gardner in the first week of April and I’ve read it fast. The course costs $197 in one go or two monthly payments of $105.

What do you get?

You will get 6 modules with over 30 lessons and several worksheets. Here are all the 6 modules:

  • Module 1: What Is Affiliate Marketing?
  • Module 2: How To Find and Apply To Affiliate Programs
  • Module 3: Follow The Rules
  • Module 4: How To Get Your Readers To Convert
  • Module 5: Strategies and Ways To Promote Affiliate Links
  • Module 6: Rinse and Repeat

With that, you will get 8 bonus such as Michelle Facebook Mastermind group, Pinterest Strategy, How To Increase Your Page Views and more!

How is the class delivered?

The course is text-based. There are no videos involved and no live videos course. If you have any question about what you are reading you can ask them in the Facebook Group and other students or Michelle will answer you. Also, it’s self-paced so you can read quickly as you want. The course doesn’t expire so you can read multiple time each module. I’ve read the course in a night, but I keep going back to some module every time I am asking myself something.

My review

I am not a new blogger and I am not new to the affiliate marketing but I’ve not made any money with it. While I was reading the course, I’ve found myself knowing some of the strategies but I never used them since they were not well conceived as the one in the course. While you are reading it, you get some idea on how you can implement it on your blog. Also, Michelle put a lot of focus on the integrity of you the blogger, so you will not find yourself promoting stuff that you would not use. This was an important thing to me when I was reading the course.

I’m writing this review a week after buying the course so I don’t have any number to show if the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is really working but I have this feeling that I needed it to show me the ways of how using an affiliate to make money. I will update this review when I will have some result.

These bonuses are really great and I think Michelle could sell them as an option to the course and I will still recommend them to you. The facebook group is wonderful and you can get help from any blogger in it without being treated like an idiot. Two days after using the Pinterest strategy found in the course, I’ve double my Pinterest follower and I’ve got multiple clicks on my pins.

Is it worth the money?

First, of the question, I had before buying the course was if it worth the money? I’ve chosen to buy the course after two weeks without having a precise idea if it could help me. I can say that Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing worth every dime you put in it. The author, Michelle, made more than $50,000 in affiliate marketing with the tips and strategy you will learn. You can find some of this info on google but you will never get them as structured as this course. Also, time is money. You will lose a lot of time to find the information on google. You could use this time to implement the strategy you’ve learned in class and make money faster.

What are the cons?

I’ve read it in a night so it could be longer but you have all the information well concise

If you like to learn with video this course is not made for you. Else I think every blogger could use the course to perfect their affiliate skills even if they are already making money with their blog.

Conclusion

In final, I am very pleased with the course format and the strategy that I’ve learned. Also, at this price, I continually learn new things throw the Facebook Group of the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. It so easy to read that a new blogger would learn how to start well his blog and an old blogger will learn how to make more money with affiliate marketing.

My March 2017 Blog Report

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You want to see some blogger stats ? Come here now and see what are my stats and income for March 2017

This is my second month of blog report. It was a great month and it growth from february. I’ve got couple of weekend reading edition that got shared a lot.

 

Numbers

Here’s is the important part of this report the numbers. Next month you will get if the number increased or decreased.

Page Views:

773 (+58)

This month was one of the best months since I’ve started my blog. I had a 1000 views goal for this month and I’ve failed to get it. So, I would like to get 1000 views next month.

Aquisition

Referral :

83(-71)

I’ve not got a lot of referral this month. I’ve commented less this month on other blog, so it seems to be related.

Direct :

59(-25)

This amount deceive me a little bit since the direct are who are coming back directly to read my blog.

Social

323(+190)

27 (+24) came from Pinterest

294 (+165) from twitter

2 (+1) from facebook

I’m pretty happy with these number since I have used a lot more twitter and Pinterest. I’ve started using BoardBoaster with my Pinterest and it seems to work a lot. I’ve also posted a lot more on twitter and it really helped a lot.

Twitter Followers:

442 (+116)

Last month, I’ve spent a lot of time on twitter. I was tweeting with other blogger and I’ve also setup buffer to schedule some of my tweets. I’ve working a lot to make it growth but I’ve not set any particular strategy for it.

Pinterest Followers: 

140 (+97)

Since last month, I’ve pinned a lot of new Pin and started using a strategy to make my account growth and getting some traffic from Pinterest. I hope it will grow more and more. Next month, I will add some Pinterest image to old post and try to share more on Group Board.

Money made: I’ve made a $0.44 from the AdSense advertising. It small but it’s $0.26 more than February.  On the long term, I am planning to add some affiliate revenue on the blog for the thing I use. I would never recommend something that I would not use or recommend to my friends and family. I’ve bought the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and  I plan to use all my learning on this blog.

Most popular post:
The most popular post I’ve got is the How I plan for financial independence! post. This post got 124 views and Weekend Reading – Build Dividend Portfolio, $50 Day Strategy, Monthly Report was followed by the with 104 views. This Weekend reading edition got couples retweet that helped to get more views. Thanks to everyone who shared my post last month !

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Net Worth March 2017 Update : $15,607.85 (+$1,425.775 +10.05%)

This is my net worth update for March 2017

Assets Feb-17 Mar-17 Monthly Change
Checking $1,500.59 $1,621.78 8.08%
Saving $8.35 $2,908.35 34730.54%
TSFA Investment $637.90 $911.03 42.82%
RRSP Investment $0.00 $0.00 0.00%
House $215,000.00 $215,000.00 0.00%
Car $12,547.00 $12,113.00 -3.46%
Liability
Mortgage $202,308.25 $201,795.37 -0.25%
Car loan at 0% $11,342.71 $11,014.06 -2.90%
Credit Card $1,860.80 $4,136.88 122.32%
NETWORTH $14,182.08 $15,607.85 10.05%

Again another net worth update. This month it’s a good one, it’s in the positive. In February, we had a bad month with all the tax and another annual bill, but this month it was a normal month.

I’ve saved way more than last month in my TSFA. The saving account is higher because my wife transferred me some money to pay for our Disney trip and I only have to pay the trip in August.

Income

This month was short and I’ve got 5 pay and I’ve also taken two sick days which were paid full last January.  These days were for me this time since I was too sick to get out of bed. I’ve got 4084.12$ in income last month. This includes my tax return for 2016.

Expense

Last month, I’ve spent 2838.04 which is an incredible low spending month. It was a slow month since we didn’t have any annual bill to pay in that month. My average is around $3200.

Saving

This month I’ve saved some money to my investment account. I’ve saved a total of 340$. I’ve saved 8% of my income which is more than my goal of 5%. Let see if next month will be around that.

Readers: How was your February month?