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Is the Super Affiliate Network a Scam?

Super Affiliate Overview

Name: Super Affiliate


Price: $997.00

Overall Rank: 4 out of 10

The Pros:

  • Popular affiliate training course
  • Large affiliate network
  • Lump sum membership fee

The Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Over-the-Top persona
  • Relies on flash over substance
  • Not many practical tools available

Who Is Super Affiliate For?

Super Affiliate is geared toward people who want to succeed as affiliate marketers. However, it seems to specifically target people with a materialistic outlook. Although Super Affiliate does state that it is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it is marketed in a way that likely appeals to people with that mindset. As their own byline states, they are for “the internet jetset”.

Super Affiliate Tools & Training

Without actually signing up for the program, it is difficult to know the extent of tools that Super Affiliate provides. From outward appearances, it doesn’t appear that they offer much in the way of tools. Super Affiliate does specifically state that you must buy a domain and web hosting elsewhere, so clearly those are tools they provide, or help their members obtain. I’ve also seen no evidence that they provide keyword research tools, or any other actual tools for SEO, or site build-out.

The core of what Super Affiliate offers, seems to be their training. In fact, the Super Affiliate training course is, primarily, what they are selling. Presumably, they also offer the opportunity for members to promote the program as affiliates themselves. Unfortunately, there is not much of a “sneak-peek” available to help in your purchasing decision, before committing a rather large sum of money.

Super Affiliate Support

The sales copy for Super Affiliate mentions support, but is short on details. The descriptions of the support they provide members are mostly vague references to being able to interact with other affiliate marketers, some of whom may be successful.

Super Affiliate Price

The cost for the Super Affiliate program is $977.00. Unlike a lot of courses and programs that require ongoing subscription payments, the Super Affiliate price tag is supposed to be a one-time, all-inclusive fee.

I would not be surprised if there were an upsell funnel of some sort, once you get signed up, because that is the norm in the industry (and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that). To be fair, though, I don’t know if they market paid add-ons, or not. Taken at face value, $977 should be all you have to spend.

My Opinion of Super Affiliate

To be perfectly honest, something about Super Affiliate seems off to me. I’m not saying it’s a scam, because I suspect that it’s not. It does come with a hefty price tag, though. As a customer, I would want some more detail about what I get for my money.

What bothers me most about Super Affiliate is the persona that it has presented. Admittedly, that is mostly because it just doesn’t fit with my personal worldview. I want to own and maintain a stable business that, hopefully, provides a comfortable quality of life for myself and my family.

I also appreciate some finer things in life – nice meals, world travel and such – but I’m not into all the “bling”. For instance, Super Affiliate owner John Crestani produces videos on YouTube where he has stacks of money as props, or where he is shooting money from a dispenser gun. That’s not how I would ever want to present myself, or to influence others to behave. I couldn’t align myself with a company that does, either.

Quick Recap

Name: Super Affiliate


Price: $997.00

Overall Rank: 4 out of 10

The Verdict

My final verdict for Super Affiliate is that I would recommend you steer clear. I don’t think it is a scam and I’m sure someone has made money with it (John Crestani most of all), but their business model doesn’t seem to focus on building a sustainable long-term business so much as it does instant gratification. I think there are other programs and courses out there that offer just as much value, if not more, for less money.

I will tell you, though, that if you are interested in Crestani’s affiliate marketing methods, he has a lot of videos on YouTube that you can watch for free. Some of them are mostly fast talk and fluff, designed to promote his business, with no serious educational value. Quite a few of those free videos teach some legitimate skills and techniques that you could apply your affiliate marketing business. That’s all information you can likely find elsewhere, but it’s a free resource that’s available. I’d by far much rather watch a few of his videos than to give a minute of consideration to purchasing the Super Affiliate course.

Super Affiliate Alternative

If you are looking for a program that provides extensive training in affiliate marketing, as well as providing tools to get started in the business, there are better alternatives than Super Affiliate. The one I personally recommend and actually use myself, is Wealthy Affiliate. They have a more down to earth approach to business, a vibrant community of peers and, very importantly, they offer more than just training.

On top of the extensive suite of training available at Wealthy Affiliate, they provide the actual tools of the trade that you need to get your business up and running. All of that training and the accompanying tools are organized in an easy, step-by-step system that can walk a complete beginner through the process, while taking actions to grow their business all along the way.

Possibly the most appealing thing about Wealthy Affiliate, when compared to Super Affiliate, is the cost. Not only can you try Wealthy Affiliate out for free, you keep using it for free. A lot of the tools and training at Wealthy Affiliate are available to free Starter members forever – not only during a trial period. That free membership actually includes giving you your own website to use for building your business.

Wealthy Affiliate does have a Premium membership, which provides a wider range of tools and training options. Although there is not requirement to upgrade, once you get things rolling, you may decide it is worth the extra investment. A full, Premium membership with Wealthy Affiliate only costs $49.00 per month.

Yes, the Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership is an ongoing subscription service, compared to the lump sum membership at Super Affiliate. If you do the math, though, you will see that you can keep your Wealthy Affiliate Premium account for almost 3 years before spend as much money as you would at Super Affiliate on day one.

Keep in mind, too, that Wealthy Affiliate is actually providing its members with a website and ongoing web hosting, which justifies the need for a subscription-based model. If you were set up a website independently, the domain registrar and web host are going to charge you based on a monthly rate, too. What you won’t get by going that route is the all the extra training, tools and support that Wealthy Affiliate provides.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is, I don’t see where Super Affiliate provides good economic value to potential customers. Add to that the fast-talking car salesman vibe and I would have to keep my distance. I’m not saying Super Affiliate is actually unethical, but I would be concerned of giving that impression. That’s a risk to my own business and reputation that I’m not willing to make, not to mention the financial risk.

If you have experience with Super Affiliate, please share in the comments below. I want to provide my readers with a fair assessment of the products and programs I review. If you agree, or disagree, with this review, let me know.

>> Read My Review of Wealthy Affiliate and Compare <<

13 thoughts on “Is the Super Affiliate Network a Scam?”

  1. Yeah, Super Affiliate may be legit but it doesn’t seem to be very well put together. Or, these owners are just trying to make a few bucks on unsuspecting people by having a product, however poorly designed it is, and using over the top and flashy sales copy in hopes of making a few thousand bucks on that hefty price tag. Often, you get what you pay for but at Super Affiliate it looks like you’re paying to help them keep up their fancy advertising more than anything else. I mean, if these people sold eighty sales, they’re making a good profit. Not a great product but a lot of good looking sales tactics. Thre are definitely better options on the market.  

    • Agreed, Todd. Even if it their training works, I can’t imagine that it’s so different from many other less expensive options. The value with Wealthy Affiliate is much better, in my opinion. I wasn’t new to online marketing when I joined, but still find it to be a good platform from which to operate. If I’d had access to WA when I first content ventured into online commerce, it would have saved me a lot trial and error. 

  2. Hi, this is a detailed review you have done on super affiliate program which looks very expensive for most potential online business entrepreneurs. This review shows so much uncertainty surrounding the huge price tag. When this product is compared to Wealthy Affiliate which cost far more less but offers far huge resources of support in addition to the training. This is an honest review and a way of advising potential affiliate marketer to make a wise choice with Wealthy Affiliate. Great post. Cheers

    • Thanks, Joseph. Yeah, I know that no one can make guarantees of success if you use their program, but that’s a big price tag on the Super Affiliate course. If it were poker, I’d want a peek at at least a couple of my cards before I made that bet. Aside from my other reasons for being hesitant about that program, I just don’t feel like they provide enough clarity up front, considering the cost. To me, it has buyers remorse written all over it. Maybe I’m wrong. If so, I’d love to see someone’s success story with Super Affiliate here in my comments.

  3. Most of these programs have the main disadvantage of not being newbies friendly. A quick enrichment proposal is always a red flag (in my experience).  Price is quite restrictive just to find out what it’s all about. I agree with you in regard t the fact of existing some other options that will still deliver proper training on less than half of that amount.

    Do they have a free trial version of their program?

    Thanks for the reference of an alternative program including a free trial; having it means the owners do really believe in their value proposition rather than just being out there fishing people may get 

    • As far as I know, Super Affiliate does not have a free trial. Unless I’m mistaken, what they do offer is a 30 day money back guarantee. That’s better than nothing, of course, but the money back guarantee in place of a free trial is a common practice for a reason. The reason is that companies know that there will always be a percentage of people who don’t want the program/product will either forget, or procrastinate, and miss the 30 day window. Even if only a couple of people a month forgot to get a refund, that’s almost $2,000 that Super Affiliate can pocket that they wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.

  4. Thank you for the great information here. 

    I have been flip-flopping between signing up for super affiliate, but I and my wife just cannot seem to get comfortable with their upfront cost of $1k. The UI does not seem like it is going to be very beginner-friendly, so I can see a 30-day window as not being sufficient time to decide on an investment like that. 

    Another friend of mine has actually recommended Wealthy Affiliate to me before as well, so it looks like that is where I should be focusing my energy. I will be looking more into WA and what they have to offer later today. Thanks a lot!

    • If you think affiliate marketing is something you want to pursue, Wealth Affiliate is a solid option. You get a lot of resources for the price. Even the free membership is plenty enough to get your business off the ground. There’s no financial risk with Wealthy Affiliate, either, so it doesn’t hurt if you take it for a test drive and then decide it’s not for you.

  5. Online business is good you can also make good money from it, though there are alot of scammers out there, this is an awesome post, i think entreprenuers should see this, it is well detailed, but the price tag of super affiliate is way too high compared to other online business even Wealthy Affiliate is not that costly, i guess this is its advantage.. thanks for sharing

    • You’re welcome. Maybe Super Affiliate lives up to their hype, but I don’t see myself paying that price to find out. For my money, Wealthy Affiliate is a much more practical program to use. 

  6. Hi there,

    Nice post! So I don’t think I’ve heard of Super Affiliate before, but at first look I thought wow that’s kind of expensive–I wonder if it is worth it. Then I read that there aren’t many tools included! So I visited their site and I totally get what you mean by it being off in some way. Like, I’m sure they give some good info, but it seems overpriced. Wealthy Affiliate is a much better deal in my opinion. 

    Thanks for the info!

    • Hi, Anna. Yes, I don’t doubt there’s some useful information included. Given all of the free, or lesser priced, alternatives, though, I can’t imagine someone wouldn’t be able to find that information without the high cost. If I ever find a program that provides higher value to dollar than Wealthy Affiliate, I’ll be happy to share it with my visitors. So far, at least, I haven’t found a better deal out there. 


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