Hey there fellow sea changers and welcome back to my series of training platform reviews. As you may be aware, I am an avid believer in all things training so am continuously looking for platforms that I feel may, or may not, give you access to high quality content to assist you with your affiliate marketing journey. Today I am going to review a platform that I actually stumbled upon when reading a review on something else I was researching called Taking Action Online. Taking Action Online is a free, web based affiliate marketing training platform that promotes its “20 Step Action Plan to move away from “Shiny Objects” and misleading sales pages with down to earth and practical training! “.
The promising part here is that there is quite a bit of content available for free with some more accessible within a paid membership site. So, as I tend to do, I have had a look, a play and read some reviews in an effort to find out if Taking Action Online really is any good or if it free for a reason. Today I will cover:
- What it is
- How it works
- Pros and Cons
- My thoughts and recommendations
Is it any good? – yes, yes it is… Please read on to see what I think…
Note: At time of writing I was able to access everything I have written about below for free (via Philip's other site ipoopcash.com with upsells as explained. I have read a number of places that this will not always be the case so I will continue to monitor and update this post if and when this changes. See video below for explanation.
What is it?
Taking Action Online is an online training platform that is designed to assist you in creating an online affiliate marketing business from scratch. With the free access arrangement, you get access to the complete 20 ‘steps', each containing approximately 2 – 3 hours worth of training.
Each module contains videos, extra documentation and notes taking you through all aspects of setting up an affiliate marketing business. All videos feature very heavily on the premise of the actual course heading – taking action online. Phillip, the instructor, often revisits the fact that you need to take action and actually ‘do stuff' go achieve success. Most modules also contain a bonus “regrouping' video' in which Philip will explain to you some of the issues and barriers you might face and that you need to keep working through them to achieve success.
Within the free training modules, the 20 steps are broken down as follows (which is explained to you in a series of pre training videos):
Step 1 – Choosing a Niche – 10 videos discussing:
- Niche selection principles
- Social media influences.
Step 2 – Building your Website – 4 videos running through:
- Domain name choices and purchase
- Website hosting
- Email address creation.
Step 3 – YouTube and Making Videos – 11 videos covering:
- YouTube intro
- Recording and ranking videos
- YouTube channel creation and use of keywords.
Also includes live demos of the creation and ranking of a new product video on YouTube.
Step 4 – Choose 1 Social Account – This section is only 1 video but concentrates on finding just one social media platform that is relevant to your niche and focusing all of your attention on that one before starting more.
Step 5 – Building your Foundation – 8 videos introducing you to all things wordpress and covering all aspects from start to finish when building a new website including:
- Legal documentation requirements
- Adding pages
- Customizing themes.
Once you have finished the Foundation Level training, you can progress to the next stage which starts to build on your new site as you grow your online business. Each module follows the same processes as the Foundation training with videos, downloads and tutorials.
Develop and Grow
The final 10 modules then focus on the real work in building a successful online business. It takes you from the beginner to intermediate training covered in the first two categories of training into the advanced arena looking at subjects such as list building, other ways to monetize your site and outsourcing.
Gold Card Training
As with most free training platforms, there is a members area that is accessed via a monthly subscription.
If you select the “Gold Card Training” from the course menu, you are taken to a sales funnel that give you access to further training as per below:
One on One Coaching
Taking Action Online also contains access to specialised one on one coaching allowing you to take your website to the next level with personal mentoring from the training developer.
At a glance
Product Name: Taking Action Online.
Founders: Philip Borrowman and JayKay Dowdell.
Product Type: Affiliate Marketing Training Platform.
Price: 20 Modules free – Upsells and One on One Coaching available.
Best For: Anybody who wants to start their own affiliate marketing or online business.
Recommended: This is quite a good training site. Philip provides great and comprehensive training and doesn't hide the realities of the business and how much work is involved. I recommend it as some great supplemental training for any new marketer.
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- Great quality, content rich video training.
- Access to the founder and instructor – who gives great credible training.
- Great coverage of topics in free options.
- Great bonus materials and ‘regrouping' videos.
- Site is a bit jumpy – I ended up back at the log in page numerous times.
- Some of the content appears incomplete.
- May not always have free content
How much is it?
Base training – 20 modules (30+hrs) – FREE.
Gold Card Membership – 3 modules (but growing) – $47 per month (includes “limited time” bonus materials which my become upsells in future).
One on one training – Price not on site with no access at the moment but price rumoured to be around $1,499 (I will keep an eye on this and update when info becomes available) .
I have to say that this is one of the better free training sites that I have come across. The training modules are light and easy to follow and Philip does a great job in keeping the videos personable and interesting. The modules are well set out and I like that he doesn't sugar coat the work that is required and I have learnt some stuff as well which is always handy. I feel that as it grows, this site can become one of the great ones in the world of affiliate marketing training.
The site is only new so there are some parts that are incomplete or just with a placeholder video (at time of writing so I promise to go back and update this post in the future). The initial 20 steps however contain content with the first 15 looking to be complete and comprehensive.
Do I recommend it?
As a training platform, I think it is really good and absolutely recommend it to any new affiliate marketer who wants to know a little more about the business and maybe start their own business. There is nothing new here that is not covered elsewhere but for free, you could certainly do a lot worse than watch Philip's videos, take some notes and see if it could work for you.
I haven't accessed the Gold Card section as yet as there is no content there at this stage (which based on what I have seen so far I absolutely expect to change soon and as above, I will keep an eye on it) but in terms of free access to top quality training, then go for it. I also note that my recommendation may change if and when this product is no longer free to access.
How does it compare to my #1 Recommendation?
On face value, Taking Action Online is a well-rounded affiliate marketing training platform giving great, solid information and advice and a great way to supplement your own journey. In comparison to my recommended platform – Wealthy Affiliate, the only real downfall is the lack of website creation and hosting tools included. There are links to them but you must purchase them if you wish to work along with the training. So if you are completely new to the whole website building and online selling caper and are not sure how to create and host a website, then I recommend that you give Wealthy Affiliate a try.
Wealthy Affiliate is a comprehensive training, website building and hosting platform that will guide you through the entire online business building process, including Social media and SEO in an easy to follow but comprehensive manner. And best of all, you can join for free and get access to step by step tuition with the tools to develop and host your very own website, help to identify a good niche, 24/7 support and access to some of the best affiliate marketing minds on the planet. Want to know more? Then click on this link to read my complete review about Wealthy Affiliate.
So there you have it, my honest review and appraisal of the Taking Action Online training platform. I hope it has been of assistance but as usual, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out by commenting below.
Are there any other programs you have been looking at but want to know more about? If so, please comment below and I will do my best to get some details for you.
Until next time
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Taking Control Online$0.00 to $49.00 per month
- Great quality, content rich video training.
- Access to the founder and instructor
- Great coverage of topics in free options.
- Creat bonus content and 'regrouping' videos
- Site a bit jumpy
- Not all content is available as yet
- May not always be free