Global Affiliate Zone was started in 2015 by Julian Sherman and Mathieu Jang, the two were also coaches in AWOL Academy, another affiliate opportunity, network marketing type of business where they get sales by having their own students promote their programs.
They have built training resource to teach students how to make money with affiliate marketing & put other automation in place for students to utilize so that they only have to do 10% of the work.
How legit is their business? Any time you offer other students to promote the product it starts looking like a pyramid scheme so you gotta be extra discerning if their training actually produces results and are the coaches actually doing what they teach to make money themselves?
So I googled both Sherman and Mathieu’s name in Google and cannot find a single website owned by them so it was an immediate red flag for me.
Do they actually make money with affiliate marketing other than selling a course about it?
Affiliate Marketing used to be an alright business opportunity until the internet became too saturated with competition.
The better business opportunity is local lead generation, I take pride in the fact that I built my own $50K per month local lead gen business before I ever started promoting the coaching to others. And I still do lead gen, in fact its the majority of my monthly income.
Global Affiliate Zone (GAZ) Marketing System Price
This is their company statement
Ok so you can join the program for $99, which they say will get you a coach, but all you’re really getting for that is to join their private group.
And then they have up sells for $495 to get the step by step process to make 6 figures
And another up sell for $2475 to do the work for you.
I personally don’t like all these upsells, I just wish everything I need to know was all in one place and the price was higher up front so I know that when I’m making the investment, I’m only getting top quality information.
Inevitably you’re going to upset some people like Lisa, because you give them the wrong impression that you get everything they advertise for the low entry price of $99
I mean I get why they do it.
They’re making sure they can scoop up all types of people in different financial situations but my thing is this… if you only have $99 to spend on a course then starting an online business is not right for you.
To start a meaningful online business, it does cost some money in the beginning. If you’re broke, go get a job first.
You need to hustle & grind as an employer for a little bit so that you have the means to pay your bills and fund your business.
Does it really work?
Apparently, when they say they’ll do the work for you, they’ll pick which niche to go into, they even have online website templates that you can use, so you can quickly start doing affiliate marketing.
But does it really work?
The problem with this approach is that the student never learns the actual skills.
You only get to own sites that are very similar to what other students are using which means you have no originality and you’re definitely going to struggle with the competition like me that actually took the time to master various skills so that we can separate ourselves from these low quality, duplicate sites.
Guys at the end of the day, your income is a direct reflection of how much value you’re able to deliver to the marketplace.
This value is determined by your skillsets.
If you wanna build a sustainable online business, I truly believe you need to focus on investing in buliding your skills first.
For me, it was all about investing in this local lead generation mentorship program that taught me the skills to deliver high value to other business owners and this skill allowed me to quit my 9 to 5 and build a multiple 6 figure internet business.
You should be weary of something that promises you to wealth without having to work.
Ask yourself this question.
Do you think the creators of Global Affiliate Zone worked their butts off to create this program and all of the marketing that went behind it to grow their customer base?
Of course, they did.
Someone had to create the whole course right?
and invest in some type of marketing to get the word out?
So even the coaches are working to create value to the marketplace, what makes you think as a complete beginner that you can actually make sustainable income without working?
I feel its bit misguided for them to promise such results to people when they themselves know damn well that all of their big money making projects required tons of work & preparation.
I mean don’t get me wrong, I get what they’re trying to do.
They feel they can systemize & automate a lot of the affiliate marketing stuff.
And they also offer affiliate opportunity to promote Global Affiliate Zone (GAZ) itself by their students so they wanted to create a product that’s attractive to wide range of people out there
and what are most people looking for these days?
This false notion that success is all about finding that right opportunity
That its something outside of themselves that’s gonna make you successful
Ultimately if you go down that path long enough, you realize making money has more to do with you than anything else.
Think Twice Before Doing Affiliate Marketing
To be perfectly candid with my readers
I wouldn’t touch these opportunities like GAZ or other MLM opportunities with a 10 feet long stick
Anytime a program has affilaite opportunity with students, immediately you have to question the integrity of the program
because of the fact that now you have students joining your program just to become an affiliate
If that’s the case, does what they teach really work?
Are the coaches even doing what they teach to make money themselves currently? (Not 5 or 10 year ago…)
So many of these programs that allow students to become affiliates are all about getting as many sales as possible through their affiliates no matter the cost or what happens to the actual students that join.
Its more about quantity than quality at that point.
This is why GAZ pricing is structured exactly like a network marketing company
You have the low entry point of $99 then immediately followed by upsell of $495 and $2475
I wouldn’t be half upset if the training was actually top notch and caused high success rate amongst the students
but this affiliate training is not that high level and even their built for you systems will not be enough for 99% of the students to earn any kind of money online.
Because contrary to what many of the gurus like to spout, affiliate marketing is one of the toughest online businesses out there to succeed in.
Even though selling other people’s product sounds easy.
Because its got such low barrier of entry, it is riddled with competition.
I rank for affiliate terms with this blog but that’s because I have very high SEO skills & I already got an online business that’s making me money and I can use some of that money to really power up this site past my competition.
For most beginners, affiliate marketing is going to be too expensive to actually see any success and the results takes way too long.
If you’re still working a 9 to 5, you need to build cash flow, extra flows of income asap.
This is why I recommend learning the skill of lead generation.
Invest in Your Skills & You’ll Reap the Benefits for the Rest of Your Life
What we teach inside our coaching program is lead generation using free traffic.
This is what every business in the world wants.
Highly targetted, organic free leads to their business because its results you can count on month after month.
Instead of using paid ads like FB ads, which can fluctuate so much in ad spend cost & performance.
Clients also make less money because they’re paying for the traffic.
Leads aren’t as high quality because paid ads are interruption marketing, you have to interrupt someone that’s scrolling through their FB newsfeed and get them inside a funnel to convince them to buy
Whereas with organic traffic, its attraction marketing, people are coming to you, seeking you out, and being attracted to you. So the leads are much more ready to buy.
I have no doubt that being able to generate leads using free traffic is the most valuable skill on the internet.
What business owner doesn’t want more higher quality customers?
When you know how to do this, you immediately become someone of high value that’s in high demand.
I wasn’t sure if the laptop lifestyle was possible for me.
But now I’m living that life that I dreamed of.
Making my own schedule, not having to go into an office, work from home for myself, and best of all, have no limits to how much more money I can make.
If I wanna make another $500 to $3000 per month, I simply go build another lead generation site.
Now after 3 years of building lead gen sites non stop and building my monthly revenue to $50K per month out of which only about $10K is my actual cost, I now had plenty of cash flow to try other busiensses.
Such as partnering up with the original coach of the lead gen coaching program and building this blog where I can promote this program to more people because I truly believe its the best business model out there.
And I’ve tried damn near everything from Affiliate Marketing to e-Commerce drop shipping to Amazon FBA.
Local Lead Generation with free traffic takes the cake for me every time.
This is a skill that you can make money with in so many different ways.
Global Affilaite Zone aims to teach you affiliate marketing but is it the most elite training out there, not really. Its main selling point is their upsell of $2475 where they build affiliate sites for you or pick the niches for you so that you only have to do 10% of the work and GAZ does 90%
The problem is you don’t get to develop any actual skills. And because all the other students will be doing the same thing, you’ll utlimately struggle more going this route because ultimately your success depends on your skill and being able to deliver high value to the marketplace.
Therefore you need specialized skills.
Skills that most other people don’t have.
This is why a plastic surgeon (rhinoplasty surgeon) makes several times more money than a general doctor.
Specialist always makes more money because their skills are rarer.
People that know how to do local lead generation with free traffic is also rare.
Its rarer than finding a brain surgeon.
I also like that our coaching program has everything you need to go from a complete noob (like I was few years ago) to an expert with high-level skills that can make a real difference for other businesses as well as know how to build your very own scalable lead gen business.
In other words, all the goods are there inside for the taking.
& Once you acquire the skills, they’re yours forever.
Having high-income skills is what develop financial confidence.