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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.


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.

Weekend Reading – RRSP, Slowing Erning Growth, $2000 emergency, budget, not a box!

The best articles I've seen this week.Another weekend is about to start so here’s the weekend reading edition of the last week of march.

This week, I’ve have not the time to write a post since my kid was sick and didn’t slept well all the week, but here’s the last week post How I plan for financial independence!

MyOwnAdvisor asked himself if you can have too much money in your RRSP?

Dividend Growth Investor explains what to do about slowing earnings growth.

Budget are Sexy wrote about if you could pay a $2000 emergency.

Desirae of Half Banked teaches you how to handle going way over budget.

Chief Mom Officer talks about Frugal Fun With “Not A Box” – And Other Fun Objects.

So that’s it for this week, see you in April.

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Weekend Reading – Engagement Ring, Books For Middle Schooler, Bank Tactics, Four-minute Portfolio

This weekend reading edition shares my top post that I've read last week.Hope everybody had a great week. Here’s the weekend reading for the weekend starting March 25.

This week I’ve wrote a post that helped to beat my all time page view in a day. If you’ve not see it here’s the How I plan for financial independence!

Chris wife from KeepThrifty sold her engagement ring after 7 years of marriage.

NotoriousDebt explains why blogging is a terrible side hustle.

Mama Fish Saves propose 5 Great Money Books for Your Middle Schooler

Boomer & Echo explains why his Four-Minute Portfolio Is Tough To Beat.

Do you know what to do when you are dealing with bank sales tactics ? Million Dollar Journey explains how to deal with these aggressive sales tactics

These are the posts that I had the time to read and think you should too.  Have a nice weekend.

Readers: Did I missed a great post?

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Weekend Reading – Power of Compound, Buying a House, Snowball

The best articles I've seen this week.Finally, it’s the weekend reading edition for the third weekend of march.

Last week, I didn’t do an edition of the weekend reading post since I was too sick to read the week post. This week I’ve posted one article about how to make an investment policy.

Finance for geek has explained why you should Never Underestimate The Power of Compound Interest.

Desirae from halfbanked explains five things to do before buying a house. If you are buying your 1st house, I recommend that you go read it.

Cody from Dollar Habits wrote a guest post on thinksaveretire talking about his fear to work ’til retirement.

I’ve seen a new personal finance blog this week and it’s Matt blog Lacking Cent.

Chief mom posted two great posts this week. One is about to snowball your way to millions with the latte factor and how to use your bonus to arise to break the golden handcuffs.

Have a nice weekend 🙂

Readers: Have I missed a great article this week?

Weekend Reading – Build Dividend Portfolio, $50 Day Strategy, Monthly Report

This is again an end a week so here’s the first weekend reading edition of march.

I’ve only posted a post this week but I have couple draft that I need to complete and edit them. I’ve tried to up my Pinterest game this week so you can follow me here. I’ve posted my net worth for February.

Here’s what I want to share with you for this weekend :

Million dollar journey explained How to Build a Dividend Growth Portfolio

Millennial Money wrote about the $50 A Day Early Retirement Strategy

Ryan from Millennial Legacy reviewed is second blogging month

Millennial Money Man have a new nice looking design for his blog.

I love to read about other bloggers monthly report. So here’s a couple one:

Readers: what are your plan for next week?

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Weekend Reading – Lunch hour, Life Dividends, Patience

Another weekend that starts so here’s this weekend readings.

This week, my only post explain why I’m blogging.

Dividend Diplomats wrote about on how Making the Most of Your “Lunch Hour” Each and Every Day

It Pays Dividends wrote about a different kind of dividend the Life Dividends

My Compounding Money Strategy  is the the strategy use by More Dividends

Briget Casey wrote about Taking Charge of Your Investment Portfolio

My Own Advisor wrote an interesting post about Compare your household expenses here using stats from Statcan

A guest post on Distilled Dollar talk about How to Teach Yourself Patience as a New Investor

Have a nice weekend everybody.

This is why I’m blogging!

Some of the reason why I've started blogging and some of them will maybe make you start your own blog.Why I’m blogging? This is one of the questions I’ve asked myself a couple time in the last year of the blog and when I’ve restarted blogging in the end of February 2017.

At First, in 2016, I was looking to make a lot of money fast from working from home on the blog and I was looking at my stats every hour. I thought that would be easy and would bring a lot of money without working. That was a mistake and when I saw that, I stopped blogging in July 2016 and I was so demotivated. Now that I’m back blogging, there’s some reason why I’m starting again.

1. Learning to write

I’m more looking to write articles that I want to share with my readers and I want to learn to write better in the Shakespeare language. I’m a french Canadian so writing in English is kind of difficult since it’s a second language, but it’s an important one. I wish I had practiced it more when I was at school. I can write it but oh my-my I couldn’t do a podcast in English or speaking at an event. The writing part becomes easier the more I practice. Do I write a post in 15 minutes? No, I need a lot of writing session and editing session to make it better and make something that I can post online. Are they perfect? No, with the time I guess I will have to read the old one to edit them to make them better. But when I see my stat and get some comment, I’m so happy that someone read that it that motivate me to continue writing, learning and post more.

2. Blogging is sharing

I think everybody should start a blog and share their experience on a subject they like. Since I love personal finance and investing, I started this blog to share some of the things on my minds. I like to try to have my thought and my personal touch on my thing. I see that like a person who talks to a conference. You can see the same topic two times but the person who talks will make the difference. Everybody have something to share that will interest someone else. It can look stupid to you, but someone can love reading what you write with your perspective and hate how someone else wrote the same information or experience. Who knows, you could be the next top blogger!

3. Social

One more reason why I’m running this is that I can’t really talk about my finance with others in real life so I do it anonymously on this blog. People can become jealous or act weird after you talk about your goal, strategies or your finance numbers. I also love reading about other financial blogger and interact with them on their own blog or on twitter. I love learning from these interactions and how they make their choices, investments, goals, etc.

4. Accountable

It makes me accountable for my goal that I’ve posted and how my finance is doing. I want to show the world how I good I am and how good are my finance. I am not that good but it makes you accountable when you share it with others. When you see that you will not achieve your goal by the next update, you try everything you can to try to make it happen instead of letting the goal go and not even care about it. Also, if a goal is not achieved, it’s good to write on why you didn’t accomplish it and it make you realize the error you’ve made.

5. Organize my idea

To write in a blog, your idea needs to be organized in a way that your audience will understand what you wrote. Since your getting your idea out of your head, it helps you to organize them. Most of the time, in my head, I have too much idea to have them organize. Once it’s written, you can see how you can improve them or which one are really bad. I’ve written some idea in a draft and once it was out, I couldn’t even think it was a good one in my head. So I’ve deleted them.

6. I’m getting more confidence

Since I’m a pure introvert like a lot of the tech guy in this world, I find that blogging really helps to build some confidence to get out of this introvert zone. Every post you do is going out to a lot of potential readers and it’s something that I can’t do in real life. In real life, you would need to speak at some event to get the same audience and for this, you need to be extrovert and have some confidence in what you will talk about. Blogging brings the last part of that. It really brings confidence when you see other sharing your post and comment on it.

7. Challenging

Blogging is challenging. It’s easy to start a blog, but if you want to make it growth you need to challenge yourself to write more and write better stuff.  You always need to find new subject, new marketing idea, interact with the community, SEO, etc. You really need to learn a lot of the technical aspect of a website, if you want your blog to growth a lot else you can pay someone to optimize it and coach you. Also, I’ve set some goal for the blog and to accomplish them I need to learn new things and keep posting new content. They are challenging but it’s important to keep the motivation you had when you started your blog. Without challenging goal, I find that blogging start to be boring.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these reason why I’m blogging and maybe it will make you start your own blog and share your own content :-). The more content we have on the internet the more we can learn. why are you blogging?

Bloggers: why are you blogging?

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Weekend Reading – Investment plan, Day Trading, Hustles, Automatic Investment

Weekend ReadingHere we go, an other week is finishing. So here’s the weekend reading for the second week of February.

Here’s the article that was published on this blog this week :

Here’s the weekend reading for this week from other bloggers :

Readers: What are your plans for this weekend ?