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Simply by googling ‘affiliate marketing training’, we found the Skill Share Affiliate Marketing Online Course on the first page of google so we had to take a look and review it for you.

Here at Potters Magical Money, we recommend affiliate marketing as a viable business opportunity in 2020, and therefore it is only sensible that we review the training courses that are available. The Skill Share Affiliate Marketing Online Course is one such course and it claims to be free!!!.

skill share courseName: Skill Share Affiliate Marketing Course
Website: www.skillshare.com
Price: Free (2-month free trial) and then £7 per month (payed annually) or £13 monthly
Owners: Skill Share
Overall Rank: 3 out of 10

 

 

 

Skill Share Course Overview

Skill Share offer a variety of courses that touch on affiliate marketing, but for the purposes of this review we are going to concentrate on the course titled, ‘Introduction To Affiliate Marketing: Basic Concepts For Beginners’.

This course introduces affiliate marketing and the steps that you will need to take to start-out. It then goes on to discuss how to choose your niche, what you should have on your website and how to promote your website. All of this in a 24-minute video split into 14 lessons.

 

Who is Skill Share For?

The easy answer is complete beginners with absolute no knowledge of affiliate marketing. However, Skill Share does offer other courses that cover several specific topics in and around affiliate marketing for non-beginners.

 

Skill Share Course Content

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As previously stated the beginners course is split into 14 lessons, covering the following :-

  • An intro to the course which you can view without even signing in. This is a nice touch because it introduces you to the tutor, which in this case is a non-native English speaker.
  • An introduction to affiliate marketing, the different types of sites and the steps you need to take on starting out. This is split over 4 lessons, totalling just over 8 minutes, you will get a reasonable overview but in truth you can get all of this for free by searching the internet for blogs and vlogs
  • An almost 3 minute lesson on how to choose a profitable niche. 3 minutes will not even scratch the surface on this subject
  • Nearly 4 minutes on how to find and choose an affiliate program. Great but again quite easy to find this info for free from a simple google search.
  • 5 minutes discussing articles to write and how to promote them. This will really just be a solid overview but is not long enough to cover any real techniques in detail.
  • 2 minutes setting a class project and giving a conclusion, therefore including the 2-minute course introduction, 4 of the 24-minute video is basically summarising the course.

Skill Share Course Support

None. There is no method of contacting the tutor. You can ‘follow’ the tutor and see what other courses they have done or will do in the future.

Skill Share Course Price

Basic membership is free, but this only gives you the intro to the course and no actual course content.

Premium membership is available for 2 months for free (after you have entered your credit card details) and then at either £7 per month (if paid annually) or £13 per month.

 

Skill Share Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It’s free for 2 months
  • 24 minutes of compacted information, well presented, great for the absolute beginner.
  • Other courses available as follow-ons, all as part of the subscription price.

Cons

  • You have to enter your credit card details as part of the 2-month free trial, and there are several bad reviews on trust pilot which suggest you may get billed even after cancelling.
  • The content is really only an introduction to affiliate marketing, which could be found from most affiliate marketers blogs for free.
  • You would have to determine the next-step in training yourself. There is no real step-by-step guide in moving forward. You could be jumping around several subjects and not get the concise training that you really need to succeed.
  • You do not get any support from a tutor.

 

Our Opinion of Skill Share

Whilst comparing to other bulk training providers such as Skill Success, initially Skill Share was coming out favourably. Their courses are well presented and easy to find and you get a great little preview without even signing-up. They also do seem to have a decent range of courses available.

On the surface it all looked OK, even though the Affiliate Marketing course was very basic and you had to enter your credit card details on sign-up, especially considering the trust pilot rating was a very good 4 out of 5.

And then came the kicker. We looked into trust pilot a little more in depth and found lots of negative reviews regarding customer service and billing. Most of the positive reviews were parrot-fashion comments suggesting they are coming from affiliates making money from the site. The red-flag was waving and suddenly the course is not even worth a dabble, no matter how much follow-up material was available. The PCMag bottom line also raises questions about the quality of the courses.

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Skill Share at a Glance

Name: Skill Share Affiliate Marketing Course
Website: www.skillshare.com
Price: Free (2-month free trial) and then £7 per month (payed annually) or £13 monthly
Owners: Skill Share
Overall Rank: 3 out of 10

 

Our Verdict:

Skill Share Scam AlertNo, No and NO again. Just don’t touch it. There is way too many people that have complained about their customer service and billing. Whilst some courses they offer may well be worth spending your hard-earned money on, it just simply isn’t worth the risk.

 

The well-presented courses tempted us to become an affiliate of Skill Share ourselves, but after spotting the numerous negative reviews Potters Magical Money will not be associated with Skill Share. We pride ourselves in only recommending products or services that we have either tried ourselves or have at least seen reputable genuine good reviews on.

Wealthy Affiliate is our number one choice for Affiliate Marketing training. Check out why we recommend it here.

 

10 thoughts on “Skill Share Affiliate Marketing Online Course

  1. Thanks for this thorough and honest review. It can be so tempting to go with these programs that have very low costs, but sometimes you get what you pay for! 

    I’m thrilled that I found Wealthy Affiliate – my premium membership is worth every single penny (and more!). It’s VALUE that I’m after and WA is the very best. 

    1. Thanks Katie

      Your so right about the temptation and you can understand why some people unfortunately fall into the trap. The key is to do your research before letting go of your cash.

      I’m glad you found  Wealthy Affiliate, it’s value cannot be underestimated. I wish you all the success

  2. Hello, Thank you for the warning. Is this yet another  ‘get rich quick’ scheme we have all seen before? I guess that the owners have had a look at WA and thought how hard can it be to build a training platform and earn a lot of cash. As WA members will know Kyle and Carson have put a great deal of effort over a long time and have set the standard for this type of business.

    Robert

    1. To be fair, I think most people will see through this course, as what it is.  A simple introduction to affiliate marketing that you can get from even a novice affiliate marketer.

      I wouldn’t even give it the compliment of attempting to be a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. There is nowhere enough detail included for it to be called a scheme.

      I agree with your comments regarding Kyle and Carson, and it’s great to hear of the recent massive investment they have made in the hosting side of the platform to keep it at the top of pile.

  3. First of all thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with me and I have been working at Affiliate Marketing Place for a long time and I am a successful affiliate marketer. I’ve done a lot of research on the Skill Share Affiliate Marketing Course for affiliate marketing training and I certainly don’t like it .Wealthy Affiliate is our number one choice for Affiliate Marketing training .

    Personally I am affiliate marketing through the wealthy affiliate website and the wealthy affiliate website has provided me with many tutorial videos for learning affiliate marketing. As well as providing many tools to take my website to a good level .Your article is really important and instructive. Thank you for your wonderful advice .

    Lastly, I hope that by reading your article, everyone will gain a lot of knowledge about this course and will certainly share their new experiences with you.

  4. Hello there! Thank you very much for sharing this review. A friend introduced me to wealthy Affiliate marketing with few tips on how to go about it, since then I have been in various training. 

    For me as a newbie, it is a great help to be advised not to try out the ‘Skill share Affiliate marketing online course’. I just hope to learn all I need to know from the courses at Wealthy Affiliate.

     Thanks!

    1. I’m sure Wealthy Affiliate will provide all you need to learn for affiliate marketing. It has for us so far.

      There are some specialist courses that we will recommend alongside Wealthy Affiliate that are worth the money, but they will be for the more advance affiliate marketers. The Skill Share course certainly doesn’t fall into that category.

  5. I have researched several ways off making money from home. I wish I ran into more articles like yours. So I would be prevented to join anything that is a scam. Because I have seen a few and even payed for a few that were worthless! So thank you for this very informative article and keep people informed !

    1. Thanks for the comment Lizzy.

      You are not the first and certainly will not be the last person to pay for something that is worthless. We have fallen foul of the curse a few times ourselves. In fact only last month, Shirley (my partner here at Potters Magical Money) bought a beautiful mirror for our granddaughter’s bedroom. Unfortunately she didn’t check the details correctly, and it was actually a doll’s house mirror !

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