If you’re thinking about buying ODi Productions Affiliate Marketing Champ you might want to read my review first…
Hi, Darren here.
Today I am going to share with you my honest thoughts on ODI Productions affiliate marketing course. Is it really worth $2000?
To summarise, there are 10 modules in total. Each module has one video averaging about 20 minutes each.
It’s a short course with over $10,000 worth of bonuses self-rated by Odi.
Who is the Creator of Affiliate Marketing Champ?
The creator of the Affiliate Marketing Champ course is Odi.
I found Odi on Youtube when I was learning more about affiliate marketing as another stream of income.
You will see Odi wearing expensive clothing and showing off his cars in his YouTube videos and his websites.
I guess its part of a marketing strategy similar to other YouTube gurus. Now his ads are spamming my Facebook feed.
However, Odi does provide great content and consistently uploads new videos on his Youtube channel.
I’m positive he models his business similar to other internet marketers out there like Tai Lopez.
Affiliate Marketing Champ Review – What will you learn?
There are 10 modules in this course. I will summarise each module, and give you an idea of what to expect.
Module 1 – My Story: From UCLA Dropout to Dream Life in Just 2 Years
So the course starts off with Odi introducing himself and talks a bit about his past. He mentions dropping out of college and pursuing his goal of financial freedom.
This goes on for 20 minutes. I’m going to let you know now, you won’t learn anything from this module so it’s best to skip it.
1 Video – 25:55 Minutes
Module 2 – What is Affiliate Marketing and Why It’s The Best Online Business Today
In this module, Odi explains what affiliate marketing is and how it works.
I’m pretty sure you know what affiliate marketing is before purchasing any affiliate marketing course.
To summarise, affiliate marketing is promoting a company’s products or services and receiving a commission.
Commissions are based either on a fixed amount (e.g $40 per sale) or a % of a sale (e.g 20% of purchase).
Odi also explains the benefits of affiliate marketing.
- Little to no upfront costs to get you started
- Don’t have to risk thousands of dollars on inventory that may not sell
- Don’t have to deal with customer refunds, complains and bad reviews
- Can be 100% Passive Income
- Certain tasks can be automated such as email marketing tools
- More time freedom
1 Video – 6:32 Minutes
Module 3 – The Best Examples of Affiliate Marketing in the Real World
In this module, Odi shows you different methods of making money online.
These methods include:
Youtube – Placing Amazon Associates links in the description, sponsorship with branded links from companies or personalized coupon codes.
Instagram/Facebook – Sponsorship via coupon codes are commonly used on Instagram. Facebook pages niche related are great places to post affiliate links if done correctly.
Authority/Review Websites – Very effective method because people trust authority websites and brands more easily. Personal Blogs
Overall, the presentation could use some images to make the video more engaging.
1 Video – 21:25 Minutes
Module 4 – Step by Step Plan on How to Create a Successful Affiliate Marketing Business
Odi covers how to:
Pick a niche – Picking a niche that you’re either knowledgeable, passionate about or is a pain point (you have the solution for a common problem e.g weightloss, acne etc).
Create a brand – Think long term about your business. People trust brands and authority figures. He recommends getting a logo made from Fiverr.
Starting a Youtube Channel – Youtube is the #2 search engine in the world. Your goal is to rank your videos on the first page for organic traffic. Selling through video converts much better than other media platforms.
Creating a simple website – Very brief explanation about using WordPress. This should be a module itself which would be helpful for first-timers.
Applying for affiliate networks – Odi recommends starting with Amazon Associates first because it is the easiest to get into and has the largest product selection.
However, commissions are lower but make up for it in volume since people can checkout with more than one item.
He also talks briefly about other affiliate networks such as MaxBounty, Commission Junction, Clickbank, and ShareaSale.
Finding and researching products to promote – Research what products people are most likely to buy using tools such as Google Keyword Planner. Pick keywords with buyer intent to help you find popular products to promote.
Creating content to promote products – Odi talks about the different methods of promoting products. This can include: Review video on YouTube, Comparison video on YouTube, Review/comparison article, a tutorial video showing how to use the product, Instagram and Facebook posts and videos.
Odi also talks about using paid ads to boost your videos on YouTube and collecting your customer emails using opt-in forms. This might be a bit confusing for people who have just started with affiliate marketing. Showing examples might help with any confusion.
1 Video – 42:46 Minutes
Module 5 – The Most Profitable Niches in Affiliate Marketing Revealed
Odi reveals the best niches to start with affiliate marketing especially if you’re a beginner.
Amazon Associates – Smartphones, Laptops and computers, Tv’s and home theatre and audio equipment such as headphones and bluetooth speakers. All these products can be found using Amazon Associates.
Blogging and Web Services – Use blogs to recommend high-commission digital web services such as hosting and email marketing.
Online Courses – Commissions can be high for big ticket online courses.
Health Supplements/Fitness – Health is an evergreen market and will continue to be profitable. You can grow a following and promote a variety of products such as protein powders, weight loss pills, exercise equipment etc.
Food Blogs and Cooking – You can promote a ton of different products such as blenders, juicers, pressure cookers etc.
Credit Cards/Financial Services – Wealth is another evergreen market. You can refer people to credit cards and other financial services.
Again, you can Google or Youtube to find this information at no cost.
1 Video: 29.38 Mintues
Module 6 – How to Rank on the First Page of Youtube & Google “Top Secret”
SEO tips given but definitely not a complete guide Takes a lot more to rank than what was said in a 23-minute long video
SEO in itself is a course that should be taught on its own.
Module 7 – This Paid Traffic Source will Turbocharge Your Results
1 Video: 23:16 Minutes
Module 8 – How to Create an Affiliate Marketing Website from Scratch in 1 Hour
Odi will show you how to purchase your own domain, hosting and how to setup your website. Very straight forward and easy to follow along.
Odi also talks about OptimizePress which is a landing page plugin for your website. Maybe this should be a separate video.
Module 9 – How to Create a Facebook Ad for Affiliate Marketing
Odi provides an overview of setting up Facebook Ads and explains why he prefers YouTube ads instead.
You can find many tutorials on Facebook ads on Youtube for free.
1 Video: 17:44 Minutes
Module 10 – My Top 5 Mistakes with Affiliate Marketing That I wish I Knew Before
In this module Odi talks about:
Avoiding shiny object syndrome – There are many ways to skin a cat, just like there are many ways to make money online. Choose one that fits your desired lifestyle. You would rather focus on one thing 100% than to divide your focus on multiple things.
Expecting people to buy cold – These days, the average times that a customer encounters your brand before buying is around 7 times. You need to give value first and sell after.
Not investing in paid traffic – Investing into paid traffic helps scale the business quickly. Waiting for organic traffic can take a long time especially if there his high competition.
Analysis Paralysis – Right now you know enough to get started. Research on a problem-by-problem basis, one step at a time. You will get overwhelmed trying to plan the entire business in your head. Break it up into smaller parts.
1 Video: 16:45 Minutes
“We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a FULL refund, minus taxes and fees on the transaction (10% of total purchase price). You must have viewed less than 30% of the modules in order to qualify for a refund (doesn’t matter if you watched the video). Once you view over 30% of the modules, no refund can be given under ANY circumstances. If you are caught requesting a refund after the 14-day period after purchase OR after viewing over 30% of the modules, you will be REMOVED from the Facebook group and course without a refund at my discretion.”
Before buying any course on the internet, it is always a good idea to check out the seller’s refund policy. If you watch more than 3 modules, you won’t be able to request a refund from Odi.
- Easy to understand.
- You can access Affiliate Marketing Champ on teachable. The user interface is very easy to use.
- As long as you have a wi-fi connection, you will have access to the course almost anywhere.
- Price is a little high for the value provided. The whole course is about 7 hours long.
- Content is very watered down. For example, the module about SEO is very short and will leave you scratching your head. There is a lot to learn about SEO and having just one video won't be enough for someone who is just starting out.
- His videos could use more images to break up the black and white text.
My Final Verdict
Overall, ODI Productions Affiliate Marketing Champ course is definitely not worth its price. You can find most of the information available on Youtube for free.
This course feels more like a free e-book which you can download for “Free” in exchange for your email. It’s a lot of theory, at a basic level.
Some videos were quite useful but the majority of the videos are vague and offer no value.
For example, Odi could have gone more in-depth with SEO such as article layout and user experience, backlinks, web 2.0's and the importance of social networks.
Compared to other courses in the market, Affiliate Marketing Champ falls short.
If you’re serious about making money with affiliate marketing, I highly recommend checking out Franklin Hatchett’s Savage Affiliates course.
It is currently priced at $197, which is a fraction of what Affiliate Marketing Champ costs. You can check out my review of Savage Affiliates here.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.