Savage Affiliates Review – Franklin Hatchett’s Course [2020 Update]
The Savage Affiliates Course Breakdown
Module 1 - Affiliate Introduction
The intro. Hmm, is it just a waste of time for advanced students? I don't think so.
Read to the bottom to find out a huge tip straight from the course!
I think even seasoned veterans will find it interesting to see some of Franklin's very own affiliate commissions, as well as his results.
By the way, you can also read my comparison of affiliate marketing vs dropshipping If you find yourself a little torn between the two business models.
I think a lot of the information presented in this module is a little bit basic. Even so, I still got some awesome value from it, which I'll share below.
Franklin also goes through some of his affiliate commissions, including $1,650 a week from Blue Host alone, which is pretty impressive.
This Module is basically just laying the groundwork.
Franklin teaches concepts like different traffic sources, and says that even his online haters helped him sell.
And the most striking part of this whole lesson?
Franklin says that he got 57 THOUSAND email addresses from forums when he first started.
He did this by simply writing a post such as "how to make money on Facebook," placing a link to his blog, and then offering a free PDF.
Total length: 60 minutes 19 seconds
Module 2 - Niches And Products
Franklin starts by telling you how he MESSED UP in his first days of affiliate marketing, and how you can avoid his mistake.
Do you know what he did?
Keep reading and I'll tell you!
Overall, I thought this module did a great job of giving you ways to research new niches, as well as some solid places to find your affiliate offers.
I even searched for best affiliate programs on Reddit and didn't find anything outside of what he teaches in his course.
He tells beginners to stay out of health and wellness niches, because they're more saturated than anything else in the industry.
I thought the surfing course he showed on ClickBank was really interesting, and certainly a fun niche to consider.
Another huge bonus is how to find NEW products that are just launching, giving you the edge over a portion of the competition.
Some of the information he showed about using affiliate platforms was a little bit under my skill level, but nonetheless important for everybody to understand.
So what was the BIG mistake that Franklin made in his early days of affiliate marketing?
He got sucked into using too many affiliate platforms, instead of picking ONE and going with it!
This slowed his progress down tremendously, he said.
Module 3 - Let's Build Some Assets!
Your website is without a doubt your most important asset of all.
So what tools should you use to start building out your website?
I'll be sharing an AMAZING tool at the end of this paragraph, so be sure and read to the bottom!
(Note: even advanced marketers will be able to learn from this.)
Another asset that is of MASSIVE importance is your email list!
Franklin later says that he still gets sales to this day from the email list he built when he first started.
He gives you some WordPress plugins that will save you lots of money and help you succeed.
A couple of these were new to me, though I was using something similar. The information was still very helpful.
Franklin digs right down into which email platforms he recommends, and shares with you a campaign he made that has a 20% open rate, which is pretty amazing.
Chatbots are also taught, and wow do they have some awesome open rates.
Even the conversion rate of this type of campaign is incredible!
So what was the website building platform that he likes WAY more than ClickFunnels?
It's a WordPress plugin called Thrive Leads, and I'm actually using it right this moment on this very blog.
Module 4 - How To Be Successful With ClickBank
Here, Franklin teaches how to make ClickBank work for you, specifically showing you what strategies work best for this platform.
So what was my biggest takeaway from this module?
Read till the end and I'll give you a sneak peek!
Some of the concepts discussed in this lesson are:
- Which traffic types to use for ClickBank
- How to structure your pages and content, including funnels
- How to sneak affiliate offers into paid ads (Hint: Facebook and Google don't like affiliate marketers' faces)
- Filling out tax forms on affiliate platforms (where necessary)
- A nice tool you can use to find trending products that's super cheap
- Starting your SEO process
- How to run a Google Ads campaign
So you wanna know my favorite piece of information from this module?
It's that the best way of structuring your ClickBank pages is by doing a "1 versus 1 review" page.
You basically just compare your product to another one and bam!
The best part is, you can even use this as a keyword idea w
hen doing your SEO later on.
Module 5 - Amazon Affiliate Program
In this module, Franklin teaches two main ways to sell Amazon products, as well as helping you start to find your niche.
Do you want to know what I found to be the most interesting part of this WHOLE MODULE?
Be sure and read to the bottom and I'll share the tool with you!
He also shows you everything you need to know about different Amazon products, including how the commission structure works.
The real meat of this module, however, is showing you some niches and REAL affiliated websites to get the gears turning.
He also does a great job of explaining things like:
- Amazon cookies and how they work
- A thirty million dollar affiliate site and why it's powerful
- The difference between a niche and an authority site
- At least ten different niche ideas, including a seasonal niche
Overall, I think this module does a great job of getting all levels of affiliate marketer into a process of brainstorming niches and products.
But what was the thing that stuck out as the most interesting?
Well, Franklin shows you how to use flippa.com to find affiliate sites that are up for sale.
Now I'm not telling you to go out and actually buy one of these sites, but he actually shows a knife site that's ranking in fourth place for a high-volume keyword with NO EFFORT at all!
That means you can build your own site and rank with relative ease.
Module 6 - Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
This is where the rubber really hits the road.
And as an SEO gangster, I was pleasantly surprised by this module!
Do you want to know my #1 favorite tip from this whole lesson?
Just read to the bottom of this paragraph and I'll give you an awesome bonus.
Some of the things you learn in this module include:
- On-page SEO such as images and text
- A quick trick to make sure your article is good enough quality-wise
- Everything about keywords including how many times to use each one
- Checking your website speed and getting indexed in Google
- How to power up your website and start ranking
I think Franklin did an incredible job of teaching the backlinking aspect of SEO, though there were some important on-page aspects that I feel he could have expounded on a little more.
If you're really interested in learning how to get free traffic from Google by doing high-level SEO, then check out this link for more info...
So what was the best part of this lesson in my opinion?
You can build out a free blog on Tumblr or Blogger and write an article about your niche.
After that, you go to Black Hat World and purchase things like social signals, PBN links and blog comments to power up your blog.
Finally, point a link to your website and add some more articles to this blog!
Doing it this way enables you to start building out power at a very cheap price, so I definitely recommend it!
Module 7 - Paid Ads
I was pretty surprised by this module, though I think the aspect of building out the ads was a little lacking compared to other trainings I've gone through.
that being said, he gave me one HUGE eureka moment.
And when it hit me, I felt so silly for not thinking of it myself!
Do you know what that was?
Well, you know the drill. Keep reading to the end and I'll tell you about it.
Just to give you an idea of the kind of value he gives you in this part of the training, he teaches you how to do things like how to:
- Structure your offer so you don't get your ad account suspended for promoting affiliate offers
- Build a simple Google Ads campaign
- Visualize your ideal customer and give something for free to "hook" them
- Track where you're getting your sales from
- Write effective ad copy
- Scale up ad campaigns
- Find other opportunities for ads, such as other people's email lists
Overall, Franklin does a great job of giving people an introduction to running several types of ads, and how to track the success of everything.
While a lot of this information was a little under my skill level, I definitely agree that it was important knowledge, and he didn't skimp out.
Franklin really goes all out with the tracking systems, giving you more than you need to succeed (aka you have choices to suit your style.)
So what's the big secret I've been holding?
So, Franklin gives the idea of using YouTube videos to get your targeting, then going into Google Ads and sending retargeting ads to those people!
Why, you ask?
Because you get the results at a fraction of the cost!
Now THAT'S some ninja stuff right there.
Module 8 - Free Traffic!
Now, I think the "free traffic and SEO tips should've some first in the training, but nonetheless the course was very well made.
There was one piece of advice that I thought was great for both first-time marketers and big dogs alike.
Can you guess what it is?
Read to the end of this paragraph and I promise I'll reveal it to you.
One of the first tings you hear Franklin say in this module is that he LOVES free traffic.
Not only is it the way he started out, but it also converts a lot better than other traffic types!
And yes, it converts even better than SEO traffic, according to Franklin.
He teaches you all kinds of skills in this module such as how to:
- Use blog comments not only for SEO purposes but to get traffic from genuinely interested people
- Use forums to your advantage
- Ethically steal traffic from massively successful YouTube videos
- Easily create YouTube thumbnails that stand out from the crowd
- Grab the best YouTube keywords
- Small tricks you can use in YouTube titles to get more clicks
I thought Franklin did a great job of laying down the necessary skills to really hit it hard from day one using free traffic.
Specifically, the YouTube training was really informative and gave some ways you can use to have a fighting chance against even the biggest channels.
he explains this well, saying that the algorithm HAS to allow for new content to pop up in search terms.
So what's the big secret in this module that I thought was so powerful?
Well it's called "launch jacking" and it's completely different from ranking for keywords.
Basically, you find a successful video, give it a similar title, copy the tags (within reason) and make your video!
It's even simpler than keyword research, and there's a good chance it'll result in some traffic for you.
Module 9 - Email Marketing
I think this module did a great job of teaching how to setup a powerful email campaign.
I'd used email before for things like drop shipping, so I wasn't exactly a newbie at it.
I knew most of the techniques in this module but even so, it thought it did a great job of explaining the process.
Another thing that was great is the fact that Franklin gives you some really good pointers
In this lesson you'll learn to:
- Use automated email campaigns to keep your list engaged
- Monetize your email lists that you built up with all your other traffic methods
- Optimize your email campaigns
- Increase your open rates
- Utilize the most important features of two separate email platforms
- Build out a powerful automation funnel to sell ClickFunnels
- Built an eCom automation funnel to sell eCom training
So overall, while the information in this module CAN be found in other places, it's absolutely essential for so much in the affiliate marketing world.
The frank hustle affiliate resource that’s being pushed online is purely focused on promoting the clickfunnels program.
The strange thing is that the savage affiliates course has an entire module on how to do just that...
I feel like this is somebody else pushing Franklin’s course, and to be honest the landing page I found felt a little weird.