Product Name: Affiliate Supremacy
Product Owner: Craig Dawber
Advertised Price: $9.97
What is it?
Affiliate Supremacy is a downloadable PDF that is supposed to teach you how to become a successful affiliate marketer.
Affiliate Supremacy is a great little guide for beginners. Craig, the product’s creator, does a great job explaining all the important steps to becoming successful in affiliate marketing. It’s not an advanced guide, but it will point you in the right direction.
Before You Buy
Once you buy Affiliate Supremacy you’re asked to consider purchasing an upsell. Upsells are pretty normal when you buy something online, but they can be annoying.
The upsell is Affiliate Supremacy’s Done For You System. Basically what you get is ten websites that are built and ready for affiliate marketing. Craig, or his team, builds these sites, in any niches you choose.
This will cost you an additional $47.
I definitely don’t recommend buying this upsell. There’s no such thing as a “done for you” system when it comes to online business. You might be able to buy a pre-built website, but that does not guarantee income. I have never been a fan of DFY because it simply isn't true. “Just add traffic” – it's a catchy phrase, but I just can't see it being that easy.
In this case, you can buy the done for you system at $27 instead of $47. However, you will only get five sites built for you, instead of ten. Of course, I still suggest avoiding this, because it’s plagued by the same problems as the original upsell. Kind of annoying that they try to catch you for one price then beg you to take it for a cheaper price. Total marketing BS IMO.
What I Liked
There are some great thing about Affiliate Supremacy that I found to be very helpful.
A Great Look at the Basics
Affiliate Supremacy is one of the most complete PDF guides I’ve seen on affiliate marketing. At just over 80 pages, it’s full of great information that will definitely help beginners get started.
The guide goes through all the major steps, and although it is just a PDF, (mostly text) there’s plenty of images that help illustrate Craig’s points.
Inside you’ll find information on finding a niche, setting up your website, choosing keywords, buying traffic and even a little about productivity and social media.
What I liked most is that Craig does a great job of explaining some of the key differences between online marketing and affiliate marketing. There’s not a lot of differences, but affiliates definitely need to focus in some areas more than others. Craig makes it easy to understand what those areas are, and why they are important to affiliates.
Good Info on Niche Selection
One of the biggest problems new affiliates face is choosing the wrong niche. I’ve done, I know of a lot other who have done it, and you will probably do it to, at some point. I have free niche advice on my site as well that you can look at when picking a direction for your business.
With Craig’s advice on choosing the right niche, you’re sure to limit most of the newbie-mistakes.
Affiliate Supremacy is broken up into a quite a few sections. But choosing your niche probably takes up more than one third of it. It’s good to see that he’s devoted so much of his time and his guide to teaching you this, because it is important.
Popular advice says to choose a niche you’re passionate about. And while that is true, you can’t stop there. Sometimes you’re passionate about something that is very difficult to monetize. Poetry for example — lots of people love poetry, but it’s impossible to monetize that niche unless you really dig in and find what other poetry lovers are searching for online.
That’s exactly what Craig shows you how to do.
So I give him props for this for this fact alone, because this is a big problem that causes so many people to give up.
What I Didn't Like
Of course no product is perfect. And a PDF, by default, is lacking in some very important areas. Here’s what I consider to be the biggest problem with Affiliate Supremacy.
There’s No Support
When I originally downloaded this product I had some trouble with it. For whatever reason, the last few pages were missing, they were just blank, white pages. Naturally I tried to find a support link, or email address. Of course — as is the problem with ebooks, guides and PDFs — there is no built-in support system, no community to ask. Basically you’re on your own.
So I went back to the emailed receipt and found a support link, That link took me to this page
Pretty disheartening right? I mean there’s nothing there. I could have opened a support ticket, I guess, but those always take at least 24 hours. Finally I went back and downloaded the guide again to see if I could get it to work. This time I got the last few pages, but other pages were missing. I was able to piece it all together but my point is I did it on my own. That’s the problem with products like this one. When you have a problem no one will help you, because there’s no one else there. It’s just you reading some PDF.