Have you come across this system called Super Affiliate Network and you are wondering what is this platform all about?
Or, you may have seen a “review” on YouTube explaining how great this platform is.
It seems promising, right? Finally, a system that will work out and can bring you the long-awaited side income.
This system has been around for a while, an owner is a real person, so it is probably legit.
But is that really so?
Don’t you think there is a lot of hype about the Super Affiliate Network?
At first, you are told that you can join for free, or for just a couple of bucks, and at the end, you may end up paying several thousands of bucks?
Why is it so?
Full price should be revealed right at the beginning, or am I too naive?
More you dig into the product more you have the impression that this is a pyramid scheme.
Is the Super Affiliate Network a Scam?
We are going to go over the SAN step by step and by the end of this review, you will have a clear picture of what is the SAN about.
Here is what we are about to cover:
- Who is behind the SAN
- How to join
- What is the price structure
- and more
You probably already seen some reviews of the SAN, most of them sound almost like “too-good-to-be-true” and I believe you want to find an unbiased review of this system.
Well, here we go.
Super Affiliate Network Review (SAN)
The Super Affiliate Network was founded in 2015 by Misha Wilson. (We will talk about him in a bit).
This system is supposed to teach you how to make money using digital marketing. They offer online courses and mentorship and also one-on-one coaching mostly by video courses.
What I find disturbing about the SAN is the way how they promote the product.
According to the sales video (or the introduction page), I saw this program is for everyone and there are only 3 steps to follow:
- Copy what your mentor does and learn from him/her
- Take what the mentor is doing and apply it
- Enjoy the freedom and lifestyle
This is a screenshot from one SAN introduction video :
They want us to believe that it takes a few days to generate 4 digit revenue.
This is too oversimplified and no business (and that applies to internet business) works that way.
It requires a lot of work and effort, and also a bit of time until you see the first result.
How To Join?
You can join this system for free.
To be more specific you can create your account withing the SAN for free. Just use your name and email address and you are good to go.
We will check how the platform looks a bit later.
What I want you to tell at this point, is that even if you are inside the platform you can’t go anywhere. I mean everything is locked and you have to pay the basic membership which costs $1 (or $7 I saw both offers).
After that, you are obliged to pay $47 a month for this basic membership.
Who Is Behind
Initially, I thought that this was a kind of scammy product and they use only actors in their promotional videos.
I mean it certainly looked that way, just by looking at the information above.
And believe me, I wanted to be as unbiased as possible, but the impression I got led me to a suspicion that this is some kind of fake system.
Well, it is not a fake.
The SAN is a real system with a real guy behind it.
His name is Misha Wilson:
As we see, Misha Wilson is a real person and he is the creator of Super Affiliate Network.
Misha lives in Hawai and his website thesuperaffiliatenetwork.com is also registered in Hawai.
He and a bunch of other guys working behind this platform, and they do a good job, especially when it comes to supporting.
Who is it for
According to the sales video and the claims, the SAN is supposed to be for everyone. This system is so good that every person can copy it and put it in action and make thousands of dollars.
Well, again some kind of hype.
I mean, I don’t like such statements.
Let’s check part of the Keysha Bass promotional video:
“…and you begin to make sales in no time”
Is it really true that this kind of overhyped stuff work?
Do people really believe that fluff?
Like for “minimum effort you change your life”.
Come on – this is an insult of every person who tries to find a way how to make this internet business work.
On one hand, they say how easy this is, on the other hand, they try to act like a professional system, meaning they are not a “push-button” scheme.
Let me tell you that the SAN is not for everyone. First of all, to get everything off of this course, you need to spend thousands of dollars with questionable results.
Who has at least $1,000 for a shady course?
It reminds me of the over-hyped systems as MOBE or other scams. As you know this system was shut down by the FTC.
Why do I compare it with MOBE?
Because of similar patterns these systems have, and we will see more in the price structure.
Don’t get me wrong.
I hope the SAN will work and they will try to improve (maybe make it available for more people) so more people will be happy with such a course.
How It Works
After signing up you are on the dashboard of the SAN.
At the top of the page, you see 3 training phases that you can take.
First Phase has 5 different modules:
I could not figure out how to start with the module.
It seems to be locked.
If I want to go back to the product or back to the Bootcamp, it does not work somehow.
It makes me confused.
That thing is that this free access is worthless since you have no access to the training whatsoever.
You have to actually buy the basic membership for $1 as a trial. Then the membership costs $47 for each month.
What I find really annoying is the entire process of purchase – you gotta go through all the videos and upsells.
No skip button, in fact, you feel like you being stuck in this entire system – and no escape.
It reminds me of Starting from Zero, where I wanted to get just the book.
And I could not get since there were upsells upon upsells and stuff like: “wait for this offer” and “here is a bonus” and this kind of nonsense. At the end I had to contact the support so they emailed me that book.
Here is the list of the SAN upsells or a complete Price Structure:
Basic Membership $1 for a 30 days trial – after that $47 for per month
You have access to 3 phases with 21 modules. Each module is for 1 day, so this is a 21 days course.
A “personal coach” is included. After each module, this coach will ask you questions. Apparently, he wants to make sure that you understand what you have just learned. After that you get the next module unlocked.
Here is what is covered:
- Email Marketing
- List Building
- Follow Up
- One-on-One coaching
- Weekly webinars
You have an option to “save” $10 per month if you skip the $1 trial.
Right after the purchase, you’ll be hit with 2 upsells.
- Solo Ad Success Formula for $97 (one-time offer)
- Super Affiliate Monthly Newsletter for additional $47 (one-time offer)
Pro Membership – $2,497 (one-time offer)
With this membership, you are getting better support and you have access to better training,
For example, you have access to a private FaceBook group and also, and this is interesting, you have access to any products that might be available in the future.
Unless this product is part of the next membership.
What a tricky “option”, isn’t it?
So here is briefly what you get:
- Systematic profits (not sure how they do that)
- Solo Ads Success Formula (Sounds like you can’t go wrong with this…)
- Push Button Swipe File
- Weekly Pro Coaching
Now, this is going to be interesting:
“Maui” Intensive Mentoring – $12,497 (one-time offer)
This is a 4-days event at Maui (It is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian island group).
You will be working directly with Misha’s team members so you can help to grow your business (at least it is what they say about this session).
It is pretty expensive for a longer-weekend Holliday.
It is believed that the more you “invest” the bigger ROI you get.
Unfortunately, it does not work that say.
Sure you can get some investment back, but the chances you get break-even are slim.
There is this misconception among a lot of people that Misha is aware of.
The thing is is that still a lot of people think that once a product costs several thousand dollars, it must be good.
Well, it is not always like that, especially when it comes to digital products – as a perfect example is the Prosperity Income Network.
So Again – How It Works?
I admit it, it has not been very clear.
The SAN is a system that teaches you how to make money using affiliate marketing.
But the program is limited to the email marketing and solo ads only. There is much more to learn about how to run an online business using affiliate marketing. For example, you need a website and to know how to get traffic to your website.
The SAN shows you how to reach people using solo ads which may be tricky. Apparently, they have their own “carefully selected list” of vendors, so you would get the best response.
As I said Solo Ads are tricky, because buying this kind of traffic is never a good idea, especially for beginners. You don’t know whether people on that list, really exist, whether they are interested in your offer, and besides it is a bit of spammy.
With a “carefully selected list” there are other issues.
How many members are there within the SAN?
They all use the same vendor(s) right?
What would be the result of it?
The potential customers are getting the same spammy emails…
The SAN should teach you how to create a website and how to get organic traffic.
It takes some time though and people are not patient.
So they rather pay for the course and see quick results. but is this something sustainable?
Did I mention that solo ad – cost money? Depends on the package you may end up paying thousands of dollars.
I have spent thousands of dollars on ads as a beginner and got nothing back. I did not know what I was doing.
The SAN is apparently for beginners – the same as I was a time ago.
Besides, you will be advised to promote the SAN only, since the money is in the commissions. So it works like MLM or a pyramid scheme.
The Claims vs Facts
Let me go over some red flags I don’t like.
- Teaching Affiliate marketing, but in fact, the emphasis is on Email Marketing using Solo Ads
Pay for the email list and send this copied text to a bunch of people who have no idea where this email is coming from.
Isn’t this a spam?
And Imagine then other members of the SAN do the same…
What kind of results you can get?
- Focus on self-promotion only
Yes, you can make some money if some other person buys this system. So you get a commission.
But other than that, forget about it.
(not mentioning the cost for the solo ads).
- Training of affiliate marketing, but signs of pyramid scheme (self-promotion)
On the one hand, you can promote the SAN which a good thing.
But only up to the membership you have purchased.
Meaning if you purchase the basic membership and you recruit someone who buys the higher Pro Membership, your commission is only based on the membership you have.
This is unfair in my opinion.
It forces you to buy the higher and more expensive modules.
The same way operates also the Prosperity Income Network, which in my opinion is an outright pyramid scheme.
- Claims about free training but the course is locked
They use deceptive marketing tactics.
Saying that the course costs $1 (or $7) and then you have to go through the funnel of upsells and hidden fees is not an honest way how to find customers. Well, it may be working for Misha, but in my opinion, the price structure should be revealed right at the beginning.
But Misha (and other similar marketers) have a different opinion.
They want you to lure in for a couple of bucks and once you are in the system they think it’ll be easier to draw from you a couple of thousands.
Is the Super Affiliate Network a Scam?
For some it is a scam, for others, it is not.
My point is that every person has a different definition of a scam.
To me, it is not a scam. You get your training (even though it is a bit of shady), you get support and you are part of an active Facebook community. People seem to be happy and they even may have some results.
But on the other hand, it over promises and underdelivers.
Not mentioning the price structure.
I think it is safe to say that the SAN is misleading and it is obvious that the only one who gets something out of it is Misha himself and some promoters.
You can check other reviews on the BBB (Better Business Bureau) website to get a full picture.
What I like
- Creator – Misha Wilson – is a real person (unlike many other systems)
- A lot of video training with some value in it
- 30 days money-back guarantee
What I don’t like
- Deceptive marketing tactics
- Solo Ads – can become expensive
- The price for the entire system (upsells up to $12,000+)
How About An Alternative?
I have not learned internet marketing by myself either.
I also needed some platform and let me tell you, it was not easy to find a system that teaches what really works.
But the cost I pay for the course is about $495 per year including the price for the domain.
The platform teaches how to drive free traffic, how to create valuable content, and eventually how to monetize the traffic.
Besides, it has 400+ video training including email marketing.
Now I drive organic traffic to my own website – meaning and I don’t pay for traffic.
Disadvantage – it may take up to a year to get solid traffic.
But how long does it take for a regular business to take off?
There are certain criteria for the website until it gets OK from google.
Yes, it is time-consuming but it is the best way when you want to create a sustainable business online.
Here is a little comparison of both:
I don’t recommend the SAN. They may have OK support. Some people who are promoting the SAN probably make some money, but this is not how a real business online should look like.
This is just another one of those: “hey I teach you how to make money – Buy my course and sell it to others so they can also teach others how to make money…”
Just another vicious circle.
There is no real value in there.
I will leave a link at the bottom of the post – you can take a look directly at the educational platform I was mentioning.
And you don’t have to use your credit card.
Use your email and you can test it out for free for an entire week. After that, you will decide whether you want to continue or not.
There is no risk since you only access the platform using your email address.
If you have questions or concerns please leave them in the comment section below.