My Super Affiliate Network review will show you how it's only suitable for a certain type of people - those who want to spend a lot of time talking and listening to digest information. Extroverts rather than introverts.
I was genuinely interested in the training materials that the Super Affiliate Network was providing. I paid $1 to receive the first few modules, all of which were not really training but more like a 'kick-ass introduction' to get the starters hyped up. It wouldn't let me go any further unless I give them my phone number and book a live session. The earliest available session was 4 days away.
It means that if you join the Super Affiliate Network today;
- You can't do much apart from watching what seems to be endless (2.5 hours of) introduction videos.
- They won't let you pay more than $1 to learn any quicker.
- They'll make you wait for 4 days.
- They have your credit card detail, and
- Meanwhile they want to speak to you on the phone.
I really don't like that. It's not my thing.
I hear that the founder Misha Wilson is successful in the internet marketing industry and honestly, I wanted to find out how the Super Affiliate Network (SAN) could help new affiliates to get their business started. I don't think it will - not at a speed that you would expect.
Big Words, Confusing.
The homepage (https://thesuperaffiliatenetwork.com/) may look great, but you'll soon notice that it actually tells you very little. Big words, lots of big words, such as
- "leveraging the most cutting edge digital marketing tactics and strategies",
- "a global community of Entrepreneurs scattered across the entire world with one common goal", and
- It provides "a laser targeted education, a second to none community and direct mentorship programs for anyone who resonates with our vision."
Basically... It's a digital marketing training course? In fact it doesn't mention anything about affiliate marketing.
It also mentions "Email Marketing Mastery" and "Cutting Edge Traffic Training". So the homepage clearly expects people to know these very basic jargons. Traffic is not about road traffic, right?
"Click here to sign up for FREE" - so I click, enter my name and email address, then I get this.
A video-only invitation with a countdown timer.
Okay, if you know what the word 'traffic' refers to (i.e. if you have a basic knowledge in online marketing), you know most of the video-only sales pages out there are scams, right? Although I know The Super Affiliate Network is a legitimate training course, and I also know how reputable/respectable the founder Misha Wilson is.
Unfortunately I don't understand what Misha is saying. In fact I picked 3 things from his approx. 4 minutes welcome message;
- This is a digital marketing training course.
- 100% free (really?)
- "The Profit Boosting Bootcamp" is sold at 98% discount.
At this point I don't really understand the link between the "Profit Boosting Bootcamp" and "Super Affiliate Network". I don't understand what I'm actually going to learn either - I personally think it's a bad sign because it means the actual training is also likely to be incomprehensible.
How does anything that adds up to $4,165 can be sold for a dollar? He also keeps saying "98% discount" in the video but underneath the video it says 93% discount. Is it just a typo?
Anyway, I don't want the Profit Boosting Bootcamp. I want the Super Affiliate Network. So I close this browser and log on to my "100% free" dashboard.
It turns out that all I can see is the title of each training module, and my profile while I'm a free member.
What's pretty annoying is, each time I click a menu item, instead of showing a message that says "this module is locked", it opens up a new tab, asking me to log in again. So I put my email address and password to log back in, only to be directed to my profile page. Before I know it, I have 10+ new tabs open, all of which are my SAN profile page.
There's nothing to do, so I pay $1 to see what the Profit Boosting Bootcamp is like... It turns out the "Bootcamp" is part of the Super Affiliate Network. It's the first few modules.
Modules 1-3 ("Profit Boosting Bootcamp")
The Super Affiliate Network has 15 modules. For the first $1, you'll receive the first 3 modules. Actually you can proceed to module 4 and beyond, but I really wouldn't.
It's up to you - you might enjoy it. But here are the reasons I decided not to proceed.
By the way I also noticed that the live sessions are only available in the evenings - you can specify the time but only around 7pm - 9pm local time. Personally it's the worst time slots of the day - the restricted availability is making it even more intrusive for some starters.
Module 1: How To Unlock "The Millionaire Within"
55-minute long, motivational video lecture, basically says "Have a rich person's mindset. Believe that you can do this."
There are also 17 lines of get-rich quotes in PDF format ("17 Differences Between The Rich and The Poor") that maybe you can print that out and put it on your wall? The quotes include;
- "Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems."
- "Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well."
Module 2: Greatest Opportunity On Planet Earth
56- minute long video lecture, explaining how vast the online business industry is, anything can be sold online, the importance of finding a target audience, the importance of traffic and email marketing.
Also a link to a Franchise Direct page, and it tells you to learn the average cost of starting a successful franchise model business. I signed up for Super Affiliate Network, why do I have to read this page? Very confusing.
Module 3: The Ultimate Lifestyle Business
26-minute long video lecture. Misha explains any of the following business models; franchising (because it costs too much), e-commerce, real estate, network marketing, selling ebooks/information products. So he recommends affiliate marketing - that's all he says!
To summarize, what you'll learn for $1 is;
- Get yourself motivated.
- You should start online marketing because it's popular.
- Traffic, targeting audience, and email marketing are important.
- You should start affiliate marketing.
Where Are The 'Bonuses'?
It says in the homepage, "Register today and receive; Bonus #1 - Kick Starter Training Series, Bonus #2 -Traffic Generation Training", but where are these bonuses? Looks like they're simply referred to the first 3 modules but have isolated titles. Again, confusing.
I'm really not keen on the decorative expressions that are used on each title - opportunity on planet Earth, unlock, ultimate... These words may sound great in a book's chapter title, but for training modules they don't clearly represent what they're about. You want to know what you're going to learn, you know what I mean?
It's like when you ask someone where their customers are based, and their reply is "the Planet Earth" instead of saying "globally / all over the world". Makes you think oh...you're that kind of person.
Claiming the 'real value' of these modules being as much as $4,165 is grossly misleading. Considering the fact that you can get the same information for free by googling, $1 is just about an appropriate value for these modules in my opinion.
Super Affiliate Network Is NOT an MLM/Pyramid Scheme
Do you know, I've checked quite a few other Super Affiliate Network reviews, and a lot of them are simply copying Jerry Huang's review without even signing up themselves, which is...bad.
Check Jerry's product reviews if you haven't, they're always trustworthy. But since he wrote his SAN review, looks like the referral commission structure's changed.
The affiliate agreement states "The SAN runs a powerful single tier affiliate program" and also says that the "promotions are optional". The commission percentages vary from 33% to 90% depending on the type of membership your referrals take up. But how aggressively it may have encouraged the members to recruit others in the past, I can tell you that the Super Affiliate Network is no longer an MLM.
Membership Costs and Upsells
So far no upsells. None! It wouldn't let me pay more than $1 even if I wanted to!
But of course I haven't seen everything, and I never will. According to other reviewers from 2018, the SAN had a more complex membership structure. Maybe there is along the way, but I'll never know. (Writing a review without seeing everything? Yeah. Better than copying someone else's review from last year and showing it as if most up-to-date!)
Anyway, the fact that SAN is keeping the pricing structure secret (not telling the newly joined members what their future costs will be), I think is sneaky and sly. I really don't like that!
Using Solo Ad Traffic Services (Is Good)
I've also noticed that other reviewers flatly criticize SAN for telling the users to use solo ad traffic services purely because they are costly.
I disagree on that point. In the SAN's defense, using solo ad traffic is one of the vital options to make money over a short period (and that's how I make my money too). If you want to make money quickly, you have to spend money. If you don't want to spend money, go for a content marketing method (learn SEO technique) like the other reviewers and be patient.
Again I cannot fully comment without knowing how and on what level SAN is teaching solo ads - do they recommend a particular solo ad vendor or network? Or do they merely introduce the method?
Having said all that, I too would recommend you to learn content marketing for sustainability, while solo ad is not. It means if you entirely rely on paid traffic, you'll only have a chance to make money while you're using the traffic service.
The Super Affiliate Network Pros and Cons
The Super Affiliate Network Review - Conclusion:
The first few 'trial' modules were so full of talking but very little to learn. There were too many titles and references that are misleading and confusing. The trial modules actually discouraged me from going any further. I wouldn't continue even if it was free. Therefore sadly I couldn't recommend the Super Affiliate Network to you.
It may be suitable for people who wish to learn internet marketing through chatting and also those who feel they need someone to motivate them. But then I would say to them;
- Will you be able to work on your own initiative, or will you always need someone to keep motivating you?
- You might enjoy interactive with others talking/listening real-time, but do you really understand what they say, or is it a false sense of understanding? Can you explain it in your own words?
Make Money from Content Marketing
If you are interested in making money by content marketing - more specifically, blogging, then I recommend Wealthy Affiliate like many others do. The quality of training is far better than the Super Affiliate Network - the volume, clarity and the support availability (literally 24/7), and it's not intrusive.
You can join free, and the free membership includes "actual" training, so you can build your website for free while you learn the basic tips from the first 10 modules. Join me if you're interested, and if you have any question, don't hesitate to leave a comment below or contact me from here!