Forever Affiliate is the latest course to be released from SEO expert and affiliate marketer, Andrew Hansen.
Andrew has been marketing online for over 8 years and in that time has become hugely successful at building sites that make money by promoting affiliate products.
Affiliate marketing is a great business model, particularly for anyone looking to start making money online.
It requires very little upfront expense, and it doesn’t require you to have your own products, deal with customers, or any of the traditional ‘headaches’ that come from owning a business.
Andrew’s model of affiliate marketing, and the one he teaches in his Forever Affiliate course, is based around generating free, targeted traffic from the search engines (such as Google, Yahoo and Bing).
This traffic is then funneled to relevant affiliate offers, and any time one of those visitors purchases a product, the affiliate gets paid a commission.
One of the keys to this model is to find markets where there are products that people are willing to buy, but also where you can find gaps in the competition to promote your sites.
Having gone through the Forever Affiliate course, a large amount of time is spent on doing things the right way from the start.
For example, there’s no point going and building sites for a particular market if there are no real buyers in that market.
Similarly, it will do you little good to build sites that have massive competition in the search engines – such as payday loans etc.
One of Andrew’s talents lies in the ability to teach you how to find that ‘sweet spot’ in the markets – enough ‘buyers’ to make it an attractive market, but also enough space in the market place for you to enter.
Since one of the main modes of traffic generation taught in this course is SEO (Search Engine Optimization), there is a huge amount of time dedicated to this.
From setting up your site correctly, to building/adding content, and then getting links to your site to help you climb the rankings to page #1 of Google for your chosen keywords.
2012 saw a huge shift in the SEO world with many new updates (with codenames like ‘Panda’ and ‘Penguin’) making massive changes to the algorithm Google uses to determine who should rank where.
These changes literally wiped out the businesses of some affiliate marketers who had built their sites, and developed their backlinks, in the wrong way.
Where as before it used to be easy to ‘game’ the system, Google has become very aware of what SEOers are up to and now it’s ridiculously easy to get your site penalized if you don’t know what you’re doing.
One of the key points that makes Andrew’s Forever Affiliate course so invaluable is that he is one of the few marketers that actually teach the same processes he uses, but more than that, he’s always testing new methods to find the optimal system.
The techniques he outlines in the course are the same ones he uses, and have been rigorously tested to ensure that they’re safe in the eyes of Google. Andrew actually believes it’s just as easy to rank now as it was before – but you just need to know what to avoid doing.
Even if nothing else, this course gives you a proven blueprint for ranking sites in Google that would otherwise take you months (and probably thousands of dollars) to uncover yourself.
The Forever Affiliate Course Breakdown…
Inside the members area you’ll find a wealth of information. Thankfully Andrew is very methodical in his methods, and so this comes across in his teaching too – all of the content is nicely organized and regardless of your experience you’ll find exactly what you need to get started on the right foot.
So the first section is going to be the ‘Theory’ section.
This is broken down into 3 sections.
Part 1 deals with Google post 2012. Like I said, Google introduced some major changes last year, so this covers what those changes are, and the reality of what you need to do to make money with seo and affiliate site today.
Part 2 discusses the different kinds of business model you can use with this course – there are various ways to implement the information depending on what your goals are with your business. Here Andrew outlines the different options, and shows you how best to use them. (HINT: You don’t have to just stick to one of the affiliate models, and in many cases it’s better to NOT have all your eggs in one basket!)
Part 3 of the theory section gives you an overview of the various phases that a site will go through on it’s journey from concept to creation and then conquering the search engines. Remember, this is a complete step-by-step course that covers everything from the beginning to the end (There are very few courses these days that contain as much information as this)
Right … this review is getting kinda long now. I’ll also be adding more content to this site later as I go through the course and hopefully keep you updated with a full Forever Affiliate review as/when it’s ready.
In the meantime you can always bookmark this page and come back to it regularly for updates.