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Are you thinking about signing up with Authority Hacker for your affiliate/authority site training?


No doubt you want to try and find out a bit more about what’s inside the course before coughing up any of your hard earned cash.

And that’s totally understandable!

There are endless affiliate marketing training courses available online, and many of them don’t deliver on what they promise!

So what’s the story with the Authority Hacker guys?

authority hacker founders mark webster and gael breton

Are founders Mark Webster and Gael Breton any different?..

Or are they just peddling BS like so many others?

What I can tell you with absolute confidence is that they both have affiliate/authority site experience that stands up to just about anyone’s.

And these guys have built, launched and run successful authority sites across a number of different niches.

They’ve not just been successful in the ‘learn affiliate marketing’ niche. Don’t underestimate just how important this multi-niche experience is!

That’s not all…

Gael and Mark seem to have a knack for being able to put a course together in an unbelievably straightforward, uncomplicated, step-by-step way.

There’s a lot of material inside this course, but because of how well it’s laid out, it never seems overwhelming.

Let’s get on with this review…

Authority Hacker – The Authority Site System 2.0 (TASS)

authority hacker TASS 2.0 logo

Is this training worth your time and money?

Do these guys deliver on what’s promised?

In case you don’t know, this is what they promise…

The Authority Site System covers everything you need to build your own highly profitable authority site. Once you know how, nothing stops you from starting two or three or even more.

Here’s the Deal:

Product/Program: The Authority Site System 2.0 (fully overhauled Fall 2018)
Product/Program Owners: Gael Breton and Mark Webster
Opportunity: Build and grow one, or more, highly-profitable authority site/s
Price: $997 (offered at $599 at the end of this Authority Hacker TASS 2.0 webinar)

My Authority Hacker (TASS) Experience

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As you would hope, couldn’t be easier.

I signed up towards the end of the webinar as I wanted to take advantage of the discounted pricing.

I think the whole sign-up process took me about two minutes from start to finish. After which I had all my login details giving me full access to the Authority Hacker TASS 2.0 training.

Only one real surprise during the sign-up process…no up-sells!

In my book, it’s always a good sign when you’re not bombarded with up-sells before you’ve even completed your original purchase.

Login and Members Area:

Exactly what you want from this type of training platform, everything is clearly laid out and simple to navigate your way around.

All of the training is covered in video, with full written notes including important bullet points provided with each one.

The Authority Site System 2.0 program is divided in to the following sections:

  • Preliminary Lessons
  • The Authority Site Model And Internet Marketing 101
  • Niche Research And Site Planning
  • Site Setup
  • Content Creation
  • Link Building

Let’s take a look at each of these section in a bit more depth…

The Authority Site System 2.0 Training

authority hacker TASS 2.0 training

The training modules comprise 85 video tutorials in total.

It’s a lot to learn and digest but the training is taught in a super clear, step-by-step way.

With these guys, you won’t find yourself ever having to ask “what do I do next” because everything is laid out so logically.

Module 0 – Preliminary Lessons

  • Preliminary Lessons: Understand online marketing and the authority site model
  • How To Use The Course: How to navigate the course and track your progress
  • Consistency And Expectations: Understand the effort needed to create a successful website
  • Using The New Site Todo System: Set up your new site To Do system
  • Budgeting Your Site: Create an approximate budget for your site

Module 1 – The Authority Site Model And Internet Marketing 101

  • The Authority Site Model And Internet Marketing 101: Understand the Authority Site model and the business plan behind your new site
  • What Is An Authority Site: Understanding the Authority Site business model
  • How Authority Sites Get Traffic: Understand the different traffic sources websites use to get visitors
  • How Authority Sites Make Money: Understand the different tactics Authority Sites use to monetise traffic
  • Affiliate Marketing 101: Understand how affiliate marketing works and how we will use it on the case study site
  • SEO 101: Learn about SEO and the process you need to follow to rank your site on Google

Module 2 – Niche Research And Site Planning

  • Niche Research And Site Planning: Find a niche for your project and plan Version 1.0 of your site
  • Niches That Work Well: Gain an understanding of the most lucrative niche types
  • Brainstorming Niches: Have an initial list of niches to research deeper
  • Getting Started With Market Research: Look into the competition for each niche and do an initial shortlisting
  • Market Research: Big site research, small site research and shortlisting
  • Market Research: Physical product research, info products research and competitor advertising
  • Market Research: Easy keywords, seasonality and easy link building
  • Market Research: Making your final niche choice
  • Planning Your V1 Site: Getting ready to plan Version 1.0 of your site
  • Expanding Your Commercial Keyword List: Completing your commercial keywords list
  • Expanding Your Info Content Keyword List: Finish your list of informational articles
  • Planning Your V1 Site Structure: Putting together a V1 sitemap

Module 3 – Site Setup

  • Site Setup: Prepare your site for content upload
  • Picking A Domain Name: Picking a domain name for your site
  • WordPress: Hosting setup, basic settings and picking a theme
  • Branding: Establishing a basic brand and branding your theme
  • Analytics And SEO Setup: Install an SEO Plugin and register Google Analytics & Webmaster Console
  • Plugin Setup: Add functionalities to your website through plugins
  • Page Setups: Contact page, About page and Privacy Policy
  • Home Page Building: Build your homepage
  • Custom category Pages Setup: Create custom category pages
  • Niche Research And Site Planning: Find a niche for your project and plan Version 1.0 of your site
  • Niches That Work Well: Gain an understanding of the most lucrative niche types

Module 4 – Content Creation

  • Content Creation: Understand how to create good content for your site
  • Content Templates: Single Reviews, Roundup Reviews and Info content
  • Writing Your First Articles: Learn how to write your first articles
  • Setting Up The Amazon Associates Program: Learn how to set up Amazon Associates
  • Uploading And Publishing Content: Learn how to upload an article to WordPress
  • Outsourcing Content Creation: Learn how to outsource content

Module 5 – Link Building

  • Link Building: Understand the importance of link building
  • Preparing For Outreach: Learn how to set up Mailshake for outreach
  • Target Selection: Find people and email addresses you can reach out to for link building
  • Initial Outreach And Follow-Up: Learn to prepare and create an outreach campaign in Mailshake
  • Negotiation And Link Placement: Learn the basics of link negotiation
  • Link Tracking And Blacklist: Learn how to track your outreach progress with spreadsheets

I honestly don’t know where else you’re going to get your hands on such comprehensive training and information on how to set-up and establish your own affiliate site.

This is detailed training that goes deep into all of the critically important areas, where other training courses get pretty vague and sketchy…if they cover them at all!

In addition to the course material itself, you are also provided you with numerous niche and market research templates as well as done-for-you article writing templates.

Go To Authority Hacker TASS 2.0 Webinar: The Authority Site System 2.0 webinar

Case Study Site

authority hacker case study site

Now you really won’t find this available to you with many other training courses.

During the course, you are shown live examples of how things with one of the guy’s case study sites.

You can access this site at any time if you want to refer to any of the details in it or need to check something out.

Authority Hacker Facebook Community

There’s a big difference between the Authority Hacker TASS Facebook community and most other affiliate marketing course communities…

…and it’s that it’s made up of people who are all interested in advancing their knowledge and skills, not in trying to impress other members.

That means that when you go on and ask a question, people only answer if they know the answer and can genuinely help you out with their reply.

Too many similar communities are packed with members clambering to answer questions, even when they have almost no idea what they’re talking about.

Sounds a bit harsh doesn’t it, but it’s true.

Live Q&A’s

The Authority Hacker founders, Gael and Mark arrange regular question and answer webinar sessions for the members only Facebook community. These are well worth joining as they are completely open and honest so there’s a lot of value to get from them.

Any Up-Sells?

Eventually, yes. But nothing during the sign-up process, which is always encouraging.

In fact, nothing for over six months.

The up-sells that are available are geared towards people that have reached a ceiling in the affiliate business and want to move their earnings up to the next level.

Authority Hacker Pro is the progression from The Authority Site System.

And Authority Hacker Pro Platinum is then the progression from Authority Hacker Pro.

Authority Hacker TASS 2.0 Review – Wrapping It Up

If you’ve just read all of this review, you’re now not going to be too surprised to hear me say that I’m a massive fan of Authority Hacker!

And especially the newly fully updated affiliate training program: The Authority Site System 2.0.

TASS is now bang up to date and loaded with valuable content that’s been thoroughly battled tested by the course founders themselves.

Put this along side the fact that it’s also remarkably easy to follow because of the amount of thought that’s been put into the course structure.


…that it has probably the best Facebook community that I’ve come across online, it makes it easy to get totally onside with this course.

My Experience: 9.5/10


When it comes to providers of affiliate marketing training, without doubt, Authority Hacker are me clear favourites.

This is the affiliate training that I use…

…and that I wish I’d discovered years ago.

Having now been right through the updated TASS course, I can’t quite believe they’ve made it even better with this full update.


...to an extent, I suppose it also depends what sort of training style you like.

If you’re after hooplah, bullshit, high-fives and back-slapping, these guys are not going to be right for you. But you won’t have any trouble finding affiliate courses dishing that out, so no worries.

If you want step-by-step, real world, proven methods for getting your affiliate business onto a successful footing…

…I believe Authority Hacker have what you’re looking for.

This is why I have no hesitation in recommending Authority Hacker’s The Authority Site System for both beginners and intermediates.

It’s going to take work on your part though.

What’s being taught here is all about building sites with value and that will survive the test of time.

So be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.

Quite simply, if you’ve got the work ethic, these guys have got the knowledge and it’s all available to you inside TASS.

I hope you found my review helpful.

Visit The Authority Site System here: The Authority Site System

Have Any Questions About The Authority Hacker TASS Training?

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If you stumbled upon this article pretty early in your affiliate marketing fact finding mission, why not take a read of an earlier article on this site, all about affiliate marketing and how it works.


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