For those who have not seen the YouTube channel, the eCom Turbo Premium Shopify theme or even the eCom Elites course, Franklin Hachett is (or at least was once) an underground entrepreneur who specialises in DropShipping and Affiliate marketing.
If you have read my review on his eCom Turbo Shopify theme, then you will know that I am a fan of his, especially with the low prices he charges for his products.
This course alone is cheap (at the moment) and I have seen some 'gurus' charge 5 - 10X the amount that Frank has charged!
Plus the other courses usually contain up-sells.
This course is designed to give you the foundations to get you started in the world of Affiliate Marketing (a bit like this blog).
The best thing about Affiliate Marketing, is that once you have the core foundations down, and the right exposure, you can make money for as long as the products are available.
I started this particular blog about, 6 months ago, and some of the first reviews I wrote up still bring me in money without me having to touch them.
Sites I have set up in the past using the Amazon Affiliate still provide me with a steady stream of cash without needing to do anything. Set up once, and forget.
The Savage Affiliate Review
At the time of writing, the Savage Affiliate course, is still only open to those on Franks email list, or those who have purchased an existing product or course from Franklin in the past. I happen to be one of the lucky ones, as I have purchased both the eCom Elites & eCom Turbo from Franklin in the past, so I was given first dibs on the course when it arrived!
The course itself is made up of 9 Modules (with an added bonus module that focuses on Funnels) with well over 100 videos ( I started counting and got confused on module 5 after 54 videos..).
The Savage Affiliate course is packed with content, this is not some 10 video Udemy course costing you $400.
I could stop the review now and just cap it off and say 'Savage Affiliates is not a scam' and then let you reap the benefits! But I like to be thorough!
As above, the Savage Affiliate course is split into 9 modules, each with a large number of HD videos held within the module.
The course is split into the follow sections.
- Welcome To The Training
- Module 1 - Affiliate Introduction
- Module 2 - Niches & Products
- Module 3 - Building Your Assets
- Module 4 - ClickBank Affiliate Marketing
- Module 5 - Amazon Affiliate Marketing
- Module 6 - SEO Traffic
- Module 7 - Paid Traffic Training
- Module 8 - Free Traffic Training
- Module 9 - Email Marketing Training
Module 1 - Affiliate Introduction
The majority of this section is laying the foundation and the groundwork for the rest of the affiliate course.
Franklin goes over How Affiliate Marketing works, a quick intro to SEO and also free / paid for traffic methods. Don't worry he goes into more details later in their own module!
I would recommend watching the video that states 'Important Steps' as this goes through the important of Privacy Policies, Affiliate Disclaimers and the legal bits and pieces.
Module 2 - Niches And Products
Right, lets get into the weeds with this!
This is the first Module that is packed too the brim with information. The whole section has 12 different videos (I believe Franklin has said he will be adding a bit more into this module when he drops Savage Affiliates V2).
Franklin kicks off the module by teaching you how to find niches or areas that you can start to promote and giving you the basics on ways to find profitable ones. Remember, you can make money from nearly any niche!
He then moves on to teaching you how to find products, that fit within these niches.
There are a variety of places that you can start to find product, and thankfully Savage Affiliates covers a number of marketplaces, including ClickBank, Amazon, JVZoo and Share a Sale.
There are more affiliate marketplaces that you can find products on, but if you are new too this game, I would stick to the ones that the course provides.
Franklin also explains how you can make quite a pretty penny by teaching people how to set up blogs and market hosting providers (For example BlueHost!). There are a number of high profile affiliates who make thousands, upon thousands of $$ per month from telling people about different web hosting companies.
Module 3 - Building Your Assets
It's time to get your domains, websites and email building lists in order!
This module is focused on using helping you set up your website (Frankling uses WordPress) to get the job done.
For those who have been in the web game for a while will know how WordPress works, but for those who might have come from a different background such as Amazon or eBay selling, or even coming from a Shopify background this module is a great crash course!
You are also treated to videos that focus on how to choose the right domain name for your new venture, and how to install useful plugins to get you up and running.
The final sections focus on how to build an email list (Yes, if a guru hasn't told you that email lists are the money makers, then that Guru doesn't know what they are on about!). Frank does show you how to set up your email provider, a basic funnel and how to start making money from these guys.
Update: There is also a section on setting up social media chat bots (if you ever sign up to any of Franks newer webinars, or similar then you will notice he starts to use chat bots and messenger integrations to get you interact with his social media accounts!) Facebook loves interactions these days, so definitely give that one a read!
let franklin do the talking about his new course!
Module 4 - ClickBank Affiliate Marketplace (The Granddad of Affiliate Marketing)
So, this whole section is 20+ videos long.
Yeah, 27 videos on how to get started on one of the biggest affiliate market places known to man.
When I first started with Affiliate Marketing, Clickbank was one of the first places I started, and it took me ages to get my head around this.
Franklin provies you with a ton of information, starting with the premise behind ClickBank (It's a free marketplace!).
ClickBank is one of the most popular marketplaces, because it's quick and easy to get set up.
The first videos in this section focus on setting your account up, and filling in your tax/VAT and payment information. It's boring, but it needs to be done.
Next up, Franklin goes through the basics on traffic sources (There are more videos that go into depth for this), the types of products you want to choose, or even the services you can start to promote!
As you can see from the snippet, the Savage Affiliates course also goes into how the products are displayed, how to get the links, what gravity, average customer value is and other words and stats you will get thrown at you!
The final section gives you step by step videos on how to set up one of the most popular type of Affiliate sites, review sites (Oh look at that!). In these videos he explains how to set them up, what types of themes to use (Again using a theme from places like ThemeForest helps, and then using a Drag & Drop builder like Thrive Themes Architect on top of your standard theme opens up a number of possibilities.)
As a bonus, Franklin also provides 4 scenarios, and gives you a whole process from start to finish with products he finds on the marketplace.
Module 5. Amazon Affiliate (Also known as Amazon Stripe or Amazon Associates)
As with the ClickBank module, Franklin covers a bit about the background to Amazon Affiliates (and the multiple other names it's known as).
He thankfully provides a few examples of the different types of Amazon Affiliate websites.
He also includes a video on a $30,000,000 (Yeah, $30m) website. How is that for motivation! For those who don't know (and yes this spoils one of the videos) is that The New York Times, purchased a website for $30m. Seriously, check it out here. The website itself was focused on providing reviews and information on different products, that would then link to Amazon listings.
It's current estimate worth is over $65m... not a bad deal for a website that essential did Top 5's and reviews!
Thankfully, Franklin provides you with the details on how to find niches, how to look at other websites and see how they are ranking. He also includes modules on understanding a websites backlinking profile, how many social shares they have and the overall SEO of the website. For this Franklin uses a tool called AHREFs (it can be expensive, though he does provide a way of getting AHREFS for cheap..). If you are a little tight on a budget, you can look at other tools such as KeySearch.co. It is cheaper, but obviously doesn't come with such a huge range of tools!
The Savage Affiliates course later modules cover how to build your new Amazon Affiliate website, focusing on the overall site layout, the article structure (yes this can help) and also how to try and rank for certain keywords (think long tail, rather than standard ones).
Franklin really does provide you with the information that you need, in some easy to read and listen too videos. The above image shows a silo structure and how this can help both rank and make your website easy to crawl and read.
The last part of the module covers niche examples (Savage Affiliates does also cover what he likes to call hybrid, which is essentially an Authority website but with a focus on a certain niche).
For me, when I started out at University doing a lot of this, I had no clue. So I used to create review articles and try and cram in as many links as possible. Franklin shows you the right way!
Module 6 & 7 & 8- The Traffic Modules
This part can actually be split into 3 separate headings, but for simplicity I will keep them under one. These three modules focus on the different ways in which you can gain traffic towards your blog, website or offers.
For those who have little, or no budget, I would focus on looking at Module 6.
Module 6 - SEO Traffic
This module focuses increasing your Search Engine Optimisation and learning how to make your website look sexy in the eyes of Google & Bing (other search engines are available..).
Section 6 is packed with videos, currently sitting at 29. Franklin covers everything from how to ensure your on page SEO is on point (think keyword density, diversity and ensuring your images have ALT tags!). He also covers the wider aspects of link diversity, ensuring your website loads as quickly, or as smoothly as possible.
A number of videos are devoted to actually building links back to your website, including using a technique called Web 2.0 (Using blogs to create articles and lightly dusting the articles with links to your own article pages), answering Quora questions (by far one of my favourite methods) and also using other techniques such as Private Blog Networks or Tumblers!
The course also gives you tips on increasing social presence, and ensuring you are posting links on social platforms such as Twitter or Facebook, and trying to find ways of increasing the shares.
Module 7 - Paid Traffic
Here you are going to learn the art of paying companies to bring in leads, readers and potentially customers.
Franklin covers how to use Solo Ads to build up your email list. He also goes into how to use both Google Adwords and Facebook ads.
You have 10 videos inside this module that cover just Facebook training (Can you guess how Franklin gets a lot of his traffic). You will get taught all the basics, from setting up your Facebook ad account and getting your pixel sorted, onto more fun aspects such as how to ensure your campaign is staying on track and the total cost of each lead. These are important areas to focus on, and I would recommend watching this part a good few times if you are going to focus on this for your traffic sources.
The next part for me was brilliant, I love using Solo ads, and I have even done reviews on Solo Ads sites such as 10DollarSoloAds, but they have their place. Solo Ads are great for list building, but you have to remember people who are on these lists, like being on lists..and your overall ClickThrough rate or purchasing rate may be lower than other methods.
The final number of videos focus on Google and the beast that is Adwords. Google Adwords can be massively lucrative, but you need to know how to target the right keywords, set up the campaigns and ways of ensuring you don't spend money on keywords that are unprofitable. Luckily Google makes this VERY easy for you. They make a few $B for a reason..
Module 8 - Free Traffic!
Many people who start in the world of Affiliate Marketing or Online Money Making methods, don't usually have a lot to spend, which is why it's so good that Franklin's course is so god damn cheap, seriously, $197 for all this and we still have 1 module and a bonus one left!
Free traffic, requires work. Don't be fooled!
Here you will learn how to get traffic from your email list (See Solo Ads + SEO) but also from creating your own YouTube channel and sending people back from there.
You can again tell that Franklin uses YouTube for a lot of the traffic, as he provides 10 videos on how to set the channel up and how to start ranking for keywords.
Module 9 - Email Marketing (Time to build a list!)
This is the final of the core modules that you get within the Savage Affiliates course.
You will hear the phrase, 'The Money is in the lists' and it's true. Having a good, healthy list is a valuable asset. But don't think you can abuse them, they will leave!
This part doesn't really touch on how to build the list, though you do get ideas through other parts of the modules.
One way, and it's one of the best ways I find is to provide value or essentially bribe your potential subscriber. You can give people a free eBook (perhaps how to drive traffic from Social Media) or you can give them free training and give them a boost on how to get started in the world of Affiliate Marketing.
Right, back on subject.
This module really concentrates on increasing click through rates, setting up newsletters or broadcasts as some email providers call them. Franklin also covers building automated campaigns (used to be called autoresponders) to ensure that you provide constant value and emails too your list.
The course ends with building your emails list with software called ClickFunnels, again others have noted that this seems a bit odd and a bit lost here, but for those who follow Franklin, it seems he may have been building up too offering some free advice, and the way he captures those leads, was through the ClickFunnels system.
Savage Affiliates Bonus 1 - Talk to Frank
To be fair, I wouldn't really count it as a bonus, but buying into the Savage Affiliates course, does give you access too Frank.
Franklin allows you to send questions that you may have via his email, and he always provides decent answers.
Savage Affiliate Bonus 2 - Savage Affiliates Facebook Group
Another way of getting in touch with Franklin, is the Savage Affiliate private Facebook group.
Now as far as I know, this is a limited time offer, and it may not be available, so be sure to double check when you sign up!
The Facebook group is a nice little extra, and does contain plenty of questions and answers from students who come from all walks of life.
Your 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
As with all of Franklin products, and training, he offers a 30 day money back guarantee.
This gives you a full 30 days to try Savage Affiliates and see if it's for you, if it's not and you have done a decent crack at it, drop him a message and request your refund.
This alone gives you peace of mind and helps you realise the Savage Affiliates is not a scam!
Can you get a discount code for Savage Affiliates?
Considering the price of this course, I think Franklin would be a bit of a nutter to offer a discount for for Savage Affiliates.
The price itself is currently at $197 (though I do know that he does raise the price after a few months of launch).
I believe that the price really can't be discounted beyond it's crazy low price as it is, and the whole Savage Affilaites course blows many of the $500 - $2500 courses that other people like to offer.
Be weary of any website that is offering a discount on any of Franklin courses, they are trying to scam you!
Update: If you want to get a small part of Savage Affiliate free, then you can sign up to Franklin's 4 day free training (this training does give you access too a Affiliates training group, but you lose access if you are not part of the ClickFunnels tool..)
My final verdict
As you can see from reading through this Savage Affiliate review, I would class Franklin Hatchett course as one of the best he has done so far.
The total course with over 100 videos and the ability to ask questions and get meaningful answers means this whole course is an absolute bargain.
Franklin Hatchett brings his own type of humour and training within this course, and some people might hate it, but it's a no BS approach to how to really get into Affiliate Marketing and making money online.
Any one from a seasoned professional, to a complete novice will get some useful information from this course!
Over gurus have charged 5 - 10X the cost of this course, with less content! So this makes this course a bargain!
Time To Take Action!
- Packed with useful information from someone who knows his stuff
- Easy to follow step by step guides
- Access to the Master Mind Group as a bonus
- More value than some of the other affiliate courses out there
- 10 Modules & well over 70 videos, that's a lot of content
- He does go off track sometimes, but to be fair, it's quite funny.
- Can take a day or two to reply to support tickets (Though he runs a one man band)
James started The Online Student as a typical blog telling people about his struggles and woes with DropShipping, Amazon FBA and even Affiliate marketing. He then decided that blogging about it all would give people the skills, knowledge and apps to get up and running (while making a little extra on the side). After a few months he realised it was quite lucrative and decided to work his ass off making it a bit more than just a hobby!