T here’s no doubt about it. To be successful with affiliate marketing you’ve got to get your hands on the best affiliate marketing training course possible.
But with scores of products on the market, many of which appear to be worthwhile, how do you know what’s best for you before parting with your precious dollars?
What is and isn’t a scam? How can you be sure the course material is up to date? Will you get what you’re looking for?
Do you sometimes feel that the more you look at what’s available the more confused you become?
I’ve been there, too.
In the past I’ve felt frustrated, not knowing how to make a decision. Often I’d make a choice I thought was right, just so I could move on, only to find it was a bad move. All that did was lead to more dissatisfaction once I realized that I’d wasted my money.
Over time, I’ve learned that the best way to choose a training course is to evaluate each one according to definite criteria. Doing this helps me to take control back, reduces my stress and ultimately assists me to make better and more informed choices.
Would you also like to feel more sure and confident that your choice is going to be the right one for you?
Let me show you exactly what I do so that you can choose the best affiliate marketing training course to be successful.
Make Sure You Have Enough Information
It stands to reason that you must have enough information about any program to evaluate it thoroughly. Don’t be taken in by clever marketing that sounds like it’s offering you detail when in effect it’s mostly fluff and empty promises of overnight success.
The best way to evaluate a course is to experience it for real. A risk free trial is an ideal way to get a good idea of how everything works so you can decide whether it’s going to be suitable or not.
Some programs offer a trial for a dollar and give you a number of days to check everything out. This is a great option but be aware that most will upgrade you to the full subscription price after 7 or 14 days. If it’s not the program for you, make sure you cancel in time and get written confirmation of this.
If no trial option is available then the program owners need to cover everything in detail on their promotion page, including a full breakdown of the contents, plus useful screenshots and sampler videos.
Also, look to see that they offer a way you can contact them before making a purchase. Then if their promotional material does not cover everything, you’ll be able to email them for answers to your questions.
Any program that does nor offer either of the above should be eliminated from your list, since it’s more than likely it won’t cut the grade and could very well be a scam.
I would also resist the temptation to purchase a program based on the assurances that if you’re unhappy they will give you a full refund within a certain number of days. Once you’ve handed over your hard-earned cash it’s often more challenging to get it back again. The refund feature is important but only after you’ve assessed the program as the best one for your needs.
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Does the Training Cater for Your Learning Style?
Like many people, it’s likely you have a mix of learning styles but it’s also possible that you may favor one of these over the others. It’s important to know how you learn best so you can choose a course suited for you, which means you’ll get the most out of the training.
For instance if you like learning by watching videos and the course is delivered via print emails then it would not be suitable for you.
There are seven common learning styles which are grouped according to the ways people learn.
- Visual: You prefer learning via pictures and images.
- Auditory: You prefer learning via sound and music.
- Verbal: You prefer learning via words, both in speech and writing.
- Physical: You prefer learning via using your body, hands and sense of touch.
- Logical: You prefer learning via using logic, reasoning and systems.
- Social: You prefer learning in groups or with other people.
- Independent: You prefer learning alone, using self-study.
Obviously no course will provide for all the above and not all of them are appropriate for the nature of the content either. You probably already have an idea of how you like learning which will be enough to help you assess if the course you’re evaluating is suitable.
Does the Training Fit Your Financial Budget?
Price matters to most people. There’s no point evaluating a course further if you’re not able to afford it. You want to find the best possible training you can afford.
Prices can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Consider the following questions to determine what’s best for you.
- Is it a one time payment, or a monthly subscription?
- If it’s a one time payment, do they also offer a payment plan and is there difference in cost between the two?
- If it’s a monthly subscription, can you afford the payments for the full time it will take to complete the course?
- Does the quoted cost cover everything you need to learn, or are they going to charge you for subsequent more advanced modules? If so, would you be able to afford these today? Do not make the mistake of believing you will make sufficient money with the first modules to cover the cost of later ones. There is no guarantee this will happen.
- Do they offer a no questions asked refund if you’re not happy with the course? Make sure there are no vague or subjective conditions that might make getting a refund challenging.
It is not a good idea to get into debt to pay for any product if you do not have way to pay the debt off. Find the best training you can afford without going into debt you can’t service.
Is the Training up to Date?
Affiliate marketing and the Internet has been around for more than a few years. Things can change very quickly online. What may have worked a year or more ago might not work now. How can you be sure that what you are getting is not outdated information?
It’s best to look for clues that point to currency. The following can help you determine this.
- Do they state that the training is up to date, continually evolving or current? This does not necessarily mean it is though, as the words could have been written years ago. It does however make for a good starting point after which you can continue looking for more evidence.
- Do they offer weekly regular training webinars where the latest trends, tips and ideas are shared? You want to make sure these are currently offered live and not old recordings of webinars from the past.
- Read reviews and take note of the dates the reviews were written. If you can only find reviews written a few years ago, I would give it a miss.
- Search for the program name and the word ‘launch’ in Google to see if there are articles or press releases about when the program was first released.
- Look for dates on their websites. Usually these are noted at the bottom of sites.
Other Important Considerations For
- Does the training consist of theory and practical skills? – There must be sufficient theory followed by suitable practical activities. Answering questions and completing practical tasks will help to test and confirm your understanding
- Is the training organized and logical? – You want comprehensive step by step training in digestible chunks that guide you through the content sequentially and logically.
- Is the training flexible? – Is the training self paced so that it can fit into your life? Are you able to work as slow or fast as you choose? Are there completion time constraints or can you take as long as you choose to complete the course?
- Can you find success stories online? – Don’t just accept a few flaky testimonials published on the sales page. Search the Internet to see how many success stories you can find. It’s useful to read reviews in this regard.
- Are you getting value for money? – What do you get for your money in comparison with other programs? Make sure that what you’re getting is true value and not just a lot of useless bonuses that you don’t need.
- Can you get help if you need it? – Is there a way to ask questions and get help or coaching while you’re learning?
- Are you sure it’s not a scam? – Is it possible to contact the owners? Has anybody complained that it’s a scam? Use a scam checker website like www.scamadviser.com.
How to Choose The Best Affiliate Marketing Training Course – VIDEO WRAP
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Over to You
Choosing the best affiliate marketing training course may feel like a difficult job but it’s really not as hard as it seems.
The key to making the best choice is to use set criteria to guide you through your evaluation of what’s available.
Tell me about your experience choosing affiliate marketing training courses? Is there anything else you look for when making a choice?
If you have a question or something to add to the conversation, please do so in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you.
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