Updated October 2018
I completed the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing — where Michelle shares how she makes over $50,000/month from her personal blog.
I’m happy to announce that I benefited from the course (it’s already more than paid for itself — see my income screenshots at the bottom), and I believe that you will too! The following review will hopefully help you decide if the $197 Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course is right for you.
If you have read my other content, you know that I’m just like you, someone desiring to earn passive income…well my dream has become a reality. I know you can earn passive income also, I had nearly zero website development or SEO experience before I started in 2017. You can do it!
Who is Michelle and how did I first come across her website?
I first “met” Michelle when she responded to my request for contributors for the article How to Quit Your Job and Become a Digital Nomad: 35 Experts Share.
It’s amazing how fast you click on a link when it says “I earn $50,000 a month through my blog”.
When I clicked through to her site, I found a 27 year old blogger who earns $50k/month while traveling around in an RV with her husband. As a fan of the digital nomad lifestyle, that’s definitely the kind of story that catches my eye!
As I explored her site Making Sense of Cents I discovered that, indeed, for the last 6 months Michelle’s blogging income has consistently hit about $50k per month! In other words, she makes as much in a month as the average American earns in a year.
But here’s what’s crazy about it. She doesn’t push sell and she’s not part of any sleazy multi-level marketing scheme. There are an awful lot of bloggers that get rich by selling worthless books, courses, and advice on how to get rich.
That’s not the case with Michelle. She’s a personal finance blogger and simply mentions products that she values – such as Blue Host for creating a website, Motif Investing for stock trading, and Ebates for online shopping (Michelle earns about $1000/month from Ebates alone).
Which brings me to the purpose of this article…
My “Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing” review
When she launched her course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, I decided to check it out!
I don’t usually buy online courses (although I have invested in a few), but this one was definitely worth the money! In fact, affiliate screenshots are below and the course has more than paid for itself over this last month. I’m finally earning enough from my websites to call it more than a hobby!
Here’s what you get from Michelle’s course
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing helps you do exactly what the title suggests – maximize your affiliate marketing revenue. You’ll discover how to guide readers towards your affiliate links, manage affiliate programs effectively, and do this all legally (yes, there are laws that bloggers have to follow).
If you have an established website (or are committed to making yours a success), and want to discover how to improve your affiliate income, then this course is incredibly valuable.
In my opinion, there are three benefits to this course that make it worth $197:
- The course has a lot of great information: As I mentioned before, you discover how to encourage readers to click on your links without spamming them, keep track of all of your affiliate programs, worksheets, and much more. There’s a lot of valuable content – which is the obvious reason to buy any course.
- You gain access to an exclusive Facebook mastermind group: Everyone who joins the course gains access to an exclusive Facebook group where we all can ask questions, offer advice, and compare strategies. In short, you are able to experiment with, and learn from, an active group of people at various paths in their blogging journey. You’ll even come across me on occasion!
- You are able to ask Michelle questions: At $600,000 a year, Michelle earns more than the majority of CEOs in America. Not only does this make her an incredibly valuable mentor, it also means that her time is worth $300/hr! And when you sign up for the course, she often responds to your questions and comments directly. Essentially, you gain the ability to ask a $300/hr consultant for advice at any time (but please, don’t go overboard).
Considering the three benefits above, for someone eager to excel at affiliate marketing, this course is definitely worth the $197 investment.
Is the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course right for you?
Thanks largely to what I’ve learned from Michelle, my affiliate earnings for this year will pay for this course 100x over! And I’m just getting started. With money coming in from my websites, I now have the ability to invest more – leading to further growth.
So, if you already understand the basics of blogging and are committed to making your blog a success, then Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing could help you turn your hobby into a business.
Michelle’s process hasn’t only helped her make $50,000/month, it’s also played a valuable role in helping hundreds of other bloggers improve their blogging income as well – and that includes me!
So thanks, Michelle, for sharing – and I look forward to seeing many more successful blog income reports around the web.
For the comments: What are your thoughts on affiliate marketing? Have you been able to benefit from it, or has it felt like a lost cause? I’d love to hear your tips and thoughts in the comments below!