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Forever Affiliate Review Part 8: Week 2 Coaching

Forever Affiliate Video CourseHi everyone, today I’m going to review the Week 2 coaching of Forever Affiliate, which is all about niche research and competition analysis.

Week 2 Coaching: Niche Research

The Forever Affiliate Week 2 coaching consists of:

  • 2 Mastermind Webinar sessions (over 4.5 hours)
  • 2 Advanced Content Videos (20 mins)
  • 1 Expert Interview with Sara Young (26 mins)
  • 1 Action Checklist

Mastermind Webinar Replays

Once again the webinar replays were my favorite part of the coaching. Like always, the first thing Andrew did was check everyone’s progress and find out what people were having trouble with. It turns out the majority were having trouble with competition analysis, just like I was.

Forever Affiliate Week 2 CoachingUnfortunately Andrew says we’ll only get a feel for it with experience, but he spent the next 90 minutes of the webinar analyzing more niches for us and showing us how to do the analysis in different types of scenarios.

These extra examples were extremely helpful for me. There were cases similar to the ones I found when researching my niches, and the audience also asked the questions that I was wondering about.

It also turns out that the additional $79 I talked about in the previous part of my Forever Affiliate review may not be necessary after all – in this week’s webinar Andrew says checking the competition with that tool is actually the last thing he does, and it’s not necessary to do every time because you can often get enough information just by looking at the SERPs.

After that, the rest of the first webinar (and the whole of the second webinar) was open Q&A, where Forever Affiliate coaching members were allowed to ask Andrew any questions they wanted. This part of the webinars is also a great source of useful info. Some questions I had were asked, as well as some other good ones that I hadn’t thought of.

Advanced Content Videos

The first advanced video this week is about spying on your competition to find new keywords. I knew of this method before, but Andrew adds a twist to it and shows us how we can find keywords that the Google Adwords tool shows the wrong search volume for. This means that we can find profitable niches that we may have skipped over before during our research, because it looked like they didn’t meet our criteria.

In the second advanced content video, Andrew shows us 5 market areas he’s already done the research on, that have many subniches and products available with high price points. He also gives us links to affiliate programs with high commissions that we can use for these products.

Expert Interview with Sara Young

Sara YoungSara Young has built an affiliate business that supports her and her family of seven children. In this interview Andrew talks to Sara about the methods she uses for finding and analyzing niches, and which kind of niches are the most profitable for her.

I got a few good nuggets of info from this interview, and the links to two very useful sites that I didn’t know about before.

Action Checklist

This week’s checklist is a mix of things to do and things to fill in. It’s quicker to complete than the previous one, but it would take longer to complete the actions than the first one did.

End of Today’s Review

Wow, I think this is the shortest part of this Forever Affiliate review series I’ve written so far! Probably because I haven’t been feeling well lately, so I’m not as loquacious πŸ˜‰

It’s not arm pain that’s bothering me right now, I’ve just been feeling dizzy and exhausted all the time. Because of this and some other issues beyond my control, I’ve fallen very behind schedule with following the Forever Affiliate course. The week 5 coaching is already available and I’m still on week 2!

I am happy that I haven’t let myself be distracted by other courses and things though, which in the past was something that usually happened. I just have to get back to doing the course regularly again, even if I have to go slower than what I had planned.

Week 1 of the coaching was especially for when stuff like this happens, so I’m going to go back and reread the exercises I did then, to help me get back on track. The important thing is to keep moving forward! πŸ™‚

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  • Alan says:

    Great highlights Priscilla,

    Sorry your under the weather. I am still in the first phase doing review. My work load had picked up and had to spend the last 3 weeks out of town. That is one main reason for getting something done with this course, so I can bid farewell to the day job(or the man, as we like to say here in the states). I have to say this is one of the most complex courses i have seen. The tips and tricks are amazing and most beneficial. I think the key is FOCUS!. You take care and hope your health get back on track.
    Alan

    • Priscilla says:

      Thanks Alan, I hope you also get a chance to dig into the course again soon! I totally agree with saying goodbye to the day job – that’s one of my driving forces as well πŸ˜‰

      Take care,
      Priscilla

  • Marty Vettel says:

    So would you say that you are happy so far with the course? Do you feel you are learning things that will aid in your success? Has the course promoted purchasing additional products? Thank you!

    • Priscilla says:

      Hi Marty,

      Thanks for your questions. I’m very happy with the course so far! I’ve learnt so much, and my readers who have bought the course and written to me about it feel the same.

      I haven’t completed the course yet so I can’t be sure, but I think the only paid things are quality link building services in phase 3. But these are only for sites that have gone through the first 2 phases and have proven to already be profitable.

      There are also two other services which I mentioned in this post (the ones for analyzing competition and for spying on competitor’s keywords, though the latter is only mentioned in the coaching upsell) where you can get a paid account if you want to remove the restrictions – but Andrew shows us these methods on free accounts, so they can definitely be done without paying anything.

      I hope this helps! πŸ™‚
      Priscilla

  • Tom says:

    Thanks for putting this content on line for the coaching. You are helping many to say goodbye to the day job. Well Done

  • Yue Ting says:

    Hi Priscilla,

    Really interesting and detailed review. I’m tempted to join, although I’m only hesitating as I’m possibly trying to juggle too much. How much time have you spent on it per week so far and or in total? And how close are you to making a passive income/ how many sites have you actually launched so far? I’m just trying to gauge how many hours one would need to put in to get a tangable result, and decide where I should put my resources next.

    YT

    • Priscilla says:

      Hi Yue,

      I actually have that exact problem, which is why I can’t really answer your questions. I’m in the middle of a move right now, so most of my time is being taken up by that. When I have some time to work on the computer, I first have to make updates to the sites I’m running for other people. I’ve also been moving all the websites I run back to Hostgator, since my old web host had become very slow.

      I can say that writing the reviews of the course is actually what took up most of my time so far. Each part took about 1-2 days to write, because I would have such trouble trying to write helpful info without giving away the contents of the course. Plus I’m a slow writer and I agonize over everything I write – even responses to blog comments! πŸ˜‰

      The stuff in the course that takes a long time is stuff you only need to do once (or once for each site), like watching the videos (especially the webinars if you get the coaching program) and taking notes, niche research, content creation, etc. The stuff you have to do every day is much quicker, you could do it in about half an hour (depending on how many sites you have).

      I’m quite upset with myself for not just putting aside 30 mins each day to work on it – I’ve wasted a lot of time now when I might have already been earning money from my niche sites. Laziness! 😑 And procrastination, because the content creation takes me ages to do and so I kept putting it off. I should have outsourced it!

      Sorry I can’t answer your questions, but I hoped this helped a little!

      Take care,
      Priscilla

      P.S. To give you an idea of how long it takes me to write stuff, this comment took me about 1h 30mins! πŸ™„ And Andrew says in the course that you shouldn’t take longer than that to write a whole review, so I’d say that the time required varies widely according to your speed. I’m probably an extreme case πŸ˜‰

  • Yue Ting says:

    No worries. To be honest if I felt really confident about the system I’d be willign to put a lot of time into it! Also, does the OTO appear only once you’ve purchased it, or is there any option when you login to upgrade it?

    • Priscilla says:

      There isn’t an option to upgrade in the member’s area, but Andrew did give me a backdoor upgrade link to give to my subscribers. I’m not sure if it’s still working or if the offer was only available during the launch (I’ve already bought the OTO, so when I log in on that page it just forwards me to my member area), but if you’d like to give it a try later just let me know and I’ll send it to you.

  • Yue Ting says:

    I’ve just purchased so I’m in! I’ve bookmarked the OTO too, but expect to go ahead with it too if I feel it’s likely to increase the liklihood of success. Here’s an idea- what do you think of putting together a mastermind for this system of people who became members through your link- since the original OTO looked at doing this and the new OTO doesn’t include mastermind?!

    • Priscilla says:

      Thank you for buying the course through my link, Yue! Let me know what you think of it!

      I actually would have liked to create a mastermind group, but there were a quite few problems with the idea so I gave it up.

      The first is that I don’t actually see the names or emails of people who buy through my link; I could ask Andrew for a list, but I’d have to do it each time a purchase is made, and also I don’t know if people would be ok with me emailing them out of the blue if they haven’t signed up to my list. I could let anyone join (even if they didn’t buy through my link) as long as they send me a receipt, but I think receipts can easily be faked. Plus I wouldn’t know if it was a legitimate purchase or if they asked for a refund afterwards.

      Another problem is that I would have to make 2 separate groups, so that the people who bought the upsell don’t accidentally give away the coaching information to those who didn’t pay for it.

      In the end I decided there were too many obstacles, and I didn’t really have the time to dedicate to it right now. And so far the webinar replays have answered all my questions, so I don’t really feel the need for one anymore πŸ™‚

  • TheBoyWonder says:

    Just got my first site up with the forever affiliate course method, glad I read your review and bought the upsells, Andrew just sent out an email to customers that bought the full upsell with a link building stragedy that got me ranked on page one with in a month for a 30,000 a month keyword.

    • Priscilla says:

      Oh wow, congrats! I got that email, but I assumed it was something he taught us in the course so I haven’t watched the video yet. Oops!

      I’ve also been setting up my first Forever Affiliate site today. Well actually it’s my 3rd one, but the first two don’t really count because I didn’t finish writing the content for them! ^^; I find it really difficult to write about topics I don’t care about, so this time I chose something I’m interested in as well.

  • Vincent says:

    I would like to ask if its possible to buy the OTO without buying the $97 price? After reading your review I’m very interested buying the course specially with the $1000 guarantee. Can you also send me in my email the OTO page.

    I would like to ask if the link building strategy that Andrew teach needs some tools like senuke and others. Because I have tons of tools in my arsenal and I don’t think that I need to buy those link services that Andrew recommend.

    Please let me know. Thanks!

    • Priscilla says:

      Hi Vincent,

      No, the OTO isn’t available as a stand-alone product. If you had the OTO but not the main $97 course you would be missing out on the most important info, since what we learn there is the basis for the more advanced techniques taught in the OTO. In fact one of the points in the checklist each week is to go through the relevant videos in the main course before doing the coaching videos for that week.

      The link to the OTO page only works if you’ve bought the main Forever Affiliate course, because you have to be signed into your account to see it. But you could also just bookmark the OTO page when you see it after purchasing the main course, and come back to it later if you decide to buy it.

      I haven’t finished the link building part of the course yet so I can’t be 100% sure, but I don’t think Andrew recommends any automated tools – I think it’s all services that are done manually by real people, because what he focuses on is high quality links instead of huge quantities of links. I don’t know if Senuke has changed since I tried it ages ago, but I remember that the links it made were low quality and kind of spammy, so if that’s still the case I really wouldn’t recommend using it on your Forever Affiliate sites.

      What I really like is that these link building services are only used for the sites that have gone through the first part of the process and have already earned you money, so you don’t risk wasting money on sites that turn out not to be profitable.

      I hope this helps! πŸ™‚

  • John says:

    Hi Priscilla – Many thanks for spending the time to write this review series and I hope you’re feeling better now.

    I get what you say about agonizing over writing anything online and spending a lot more time than you need to. I have this problem too.

    The forever affiliate course does sound brilliant!

    It’s a few months on now, can you let us know if any of your FA sites have actually made any money?

    • Priscilla says:

      Hi John,

      Unfortunately I had to take a bit of a hiatus from my online work because of personal stuff and internet connection problems. I’m busy sorting out another solution for the internet, so I hope to be back up and running in a couple of weeks or so.

      So to answer your question more specifically, no I haven’t made any money yet. That’s not the fault of the course though, but rather because I had to stop right after I had set up my sites, before the promotional stage.

      I’m kicking myself because I was rechecking the competition for some of those niches I found months ago, and I found a few sites that I can tell are made by other Forever Affiliate members ranking in some of the top spots. Gah, that could have been me! T_T

      But that’s life I guess, and there are plenty other niches to find. I will just continue with renewed vigour once my internet connection is sorted out πŸ™‚

  • Missy says:

    Hi Priscilla

    Just wanted to say how excited we are about doing the work from the Forever Affiliates classes. No we have not made any money yet but we are definitely making a long-term career commitment… Forever Affiliates…

    My mom and I both took the class, I just did basic pre-recorded course material and she did the OTO2. We have learned and done so much and decided it is WAY MORE FUN together. (And we aren’t even in the same state. Thank God for cell phones and text messaging and email.)

    Wish it wasn’t so late here, I could go on and on. You represent so much of the fun that we have seen in this business and in other people from doing this class.

    We were true beginners at the Start of the Forever Affiliates class. We are a little more than that now & that we know we love doing this.

    So every step is exciting. It is like a football game; we are the players on both teams, and our own cheerleaders and we own the concession stands… All at the same time.

    I guess we really should tell all of this to Andrew! We keep waiting until we are successful to contact him. Writing this I realize we are successful now!

    Maybe we should go ahead and contact him now πŸ™‚

    • Priscilla says:

      Hi Missy,

      Doing this course with your mom sounds like so much fun! I’ve been trying to get my parents started with internet marketing, but they are like me and hate article writing. I’ve started outsourcing the article writing for the niche sites on subjects I’m not passionate about, and that’s been quite freeing. Once I’ve got a workflow sorted out I’m going to try to get them involved again.

      I think you should definitely contact Andrew! In the webinars it sounds like he really loves hearing how his students are doing πŸ™‚

      • Hi Priscilla, Thanks for your kind words. Missy and I really do have fun working this together.

        I am more of the techie and she is the writer. She is writing our content. And then we work together on anything where we feel stuck.

        Good Luck on getting your parents involved. If you need any help let me know. πŸ™‚ Sherry…

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