Product Name: Affiliate Cash Empire
Product Owners: Andrea Fulton
Advertised Price: $7
Upsells: $27, $97, $67
What Is It?
This is a series of 10 videos that teach you the basics of how to set up an email marketing campaign.
Affiliate Cash Empire provides no new insight into how to make money with email marketing. Although it does a decent job of discussing a few basic concepts, the lack of “over the shoulder” tutorials and real world examples means that newbies will be lost.
If you have any clue as to what a squeeze page is and how email marketing works, this product is not worth the $7 to purchase.
Before You Buy
I learned about Affiliate Cash Empire through spam email where someone said I could make $350/day with this secret new system. LOL. Yeah right.
Once inside the product, we’re greeted by Andrea Fulton. Though it doesn’t relate to the product per se, I was very put off by her awkward camera presence. Phrases like ““you are in an on your way to making massive affiliate commissions” (actual quote) made the upsells to $27, $97, and $67 even more cringeworthy.
OTO 1 How To Get Traffic…by why does the original product not teach about traffic?
OTO 2 Webinars… she claims that she makes $100k per month and will teach you “where the Donald Trumps of the world reside”. That must be an intense series of webinars!
OTO 3 Coaching Call…if she’s truly making $100k per month (as she claims) why would she do a 1 hour coaching call for $47 (downsell). Jon Dykstra only makes $40k/month and his 1 hour call costs $300!
What’s Inside Affiliate Cash Empire
10 Videos + Resource Guide
The “resource guide” is actually just 1 page document with affiliate links to products she talks about.
- Video 1: What will you need (7:36)
- Video 2: Niche Selection (18:18)
- Video 3: Autoresponders (38:25)
- Video 4: Autoresponder Walkthru (26:20)
- Video 5: Follow Up Emails (13:47)
- Video 6: Squeeze Page Creation (26:14)
- Video 7: Choosing Affiliate Offers (8:10)
- Video 8: Tracking (11:15)
- Video 9: Testing (4:41)
- Video 10: Final Overview (24:27)
What I Liked
Despite me not having a lot of good things to say about Affiliate Cash Empire there are some good points to consider, and it may be a good buy for some folks.
There’s lots of video content! You can see that some videos are about 20 minutes long, and one even climbs close to 40 minutes. Though most are done with a simple powerpoint text presentation, a few of them do show inside Aweber.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say they are “over the should tutorials” because they are not very detailed, but they are good enough for seven bucks.
The pace of the videos are pretty slow as well. If you have never touched a “how to do email marketing” product and would like to learn how it all works, then this is worth the money I think.
You’ll definitely have to follow up with other products to fill in the blanks and set up an actual campaign though, so keep that in mind.
What I Didn’t Like
This is the part of these products that pisses me off. The MMO community seems to think it’s “just how it is”, but false advertising is a big problem for people that are purchasing their first internet marketing product.
Here’s a screenshot from the sales page:
So from this text we can see that we don’t need a list or cash for ads. We can also make money ASAP.
However, the whole product is building a freakin’ list! I don’t need a list to build a list? That doesn’t make sense.
And we are DEFINITELY not going to be making money ASAP. Not for free at least. If you want to build a list from organic traffic, that’s going to take some time. If you want to build a list from paid traffic, including solo ads, that can be faster, but it’s going to cost money.
So now we are going to need money for ads.
So what do you think? Is a product a scam if they lie on their sales page? Answer in the comments below.
Low Quality Videos
The information contained in the videos was pretty mediocre, but passable. However, the quality was quite poor. Rated on quality alone, I’d give this product a 20/100.
She was not using a professional mic, has Facebook messages pinging in the background, and spoke very softly. It actually sounded like she recorded the whole thing in an afternoon, in one take.
If she posted the videos on YouTube for free, then whatever. I wouldn’t care. But selling a product like this, I’m going to call it like it is. The production quality of these tutorials was very poor.
Powerpoint And More Powerpoint
At least 75% of the content was just a blue screen with text. Ummm, what’s the point of video then? Probably because it’s easier for her to record in one go rather than write and edit a PDF document.
There were some over-the-shoulder tutorials, which were nice, but I wish there were more of them. Also, I would have liked to see more real world examples when building this affiliate cash empire promised to me. Do you think Donald Trump became a millionaire by watching a powerpoint? I’m guessing no.
One example was the niche selection video.
Choosing a niche is a very difficult process for some people, and Andrea completely dropped the bomb on this one. She covered a few obvious examples like dog training or make money online, but there are literally THOUSANDS of possibilities out there.
Check my affiliate niche research posts for just the tip of the iceberg. This information is free. I’ve also posted multiple times inside the WA community about cool niches I wish I had time for (link to part 2). Why is she charging for this information? Beats me.
No Traffic Training
I guess now I know why Affiliate Cash Empire wanted to upsell me on traffic training; there is no traffic training at all in this product.
How the heck are we supposed to get subscribers to our list without traffic? We’ve got to get it organically or pay for it. Well, since all we have is a squeeze page, organic traffic is not going to happen.
So now we need to run Facebook or Bing ads, and many times even THOSE won’t get approved because of “thin website” status. Ok, so we need solo ads. What are those and how do we use them? Good luck with that. She doesn’t cover it.
There are lots of things missing from this product, and most buyers will fall flat on their face. You will not “make money ASAP” as promised. If you have $7 to burn, go for it, but my advice is, “Do not buy”.
Personally, I have many successful websites that do not have a list. Yes, they make excellent money despite breaking the cardinal rule of not collecting emails.
None of these sites (other than this one your’e reading now) focus on the “make money online” crowd, and do not sell Clickbank or JVZoo products.
The world of affiliate marketing is huge, and there’s a business in there somewhere that fits your interests and your style of marketing. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for over 5 years now. I learned what I know from the Wealthy Affiliate online business community.
Get your website set up. Learn SEO. Rank pages in Google. Promote products you believe in from a variety of companies. Starter accounts are free, so you can look inside the community and participate to see if it’s something you’d enjoy doing.