To be honest with you, I’d never heard of Mark Wightley until I came across Funnel Franchise through an email recently. If you are wondering whether this is a scam or whether it will really be a life-changing program, then I recommend that you read this review until the end.
I’m not the kind of person who will promote just about any garbage just to make money. If you look through my website, you’ll find that I have written over 150 reviews of programs and yet, I only promote about 10 of them, having gone through them thoroughly.
Although this is a really good program to be part of, I will be writing this review completely UNBIASED. I will be upfront with the cons and the pros of the program so you can make an informed decision.
That’s what’s most important to me!
Funnel Franchise At A Glance
Owner: Mark Wightley
Purpose: Make money doing affiliate marketing
Price: Two available options (FREE MEMBER or ELITE MEMBER for $397 ONE-TIME)
Do I Recommend It?: Absolutely! This is a GREAT program!
Funnel Franchise is a program created by Mark Wightley, who is a very successful affiliate marketer and has taught a lot of people how to start and grow an affiliate marketing business of their own.
This program is geared towards teaching you how to make money doing affiliate marketing and promoting your business in different ways. I really like his transparency on his sales page, where he goes over how the program works and what you get when you become a free member.
Many other program creators, such as Michael Cheney, Jason Fulton, Mosh Bari just to name a few, are successful affiliate marketers as well, but will never really tell you WHAT their program will be about so you can make an informed purchase decision.
That’s why I appreciate Mark going over ALL the necessarily details because it shows that he is committed to providing you value and will not run after your money.
And let tell you that signing up REALLY is free. I was able to sign up for the free account myself so that I could go through the material within the program to be able to bring you this review. You don’t have to worry about getting charged that way. There is an optional paid membership as well, but what I appreciate is that there are NO upsells whatsoever.
Going through the training will allow you to “earn as you learn”, which reminds me of another program that I am a part of, Wealthy Affiliate. Unlike a lot of other “make-money-online” programs, you don’t have to become a paid member in order to really start earning.
How Does Funnel Franchise Work?
You’ll be taught how to create a business from the bottom up, with a strong foundation and the knowledge needed to even scale it up in time.
Affiliate marketing is a way of making money online, where you promote a product and each time a sale is made through YOUR link, you receive compensation in the form of commissions from the product vendor. This is a VERY lucrative business model, as there are so many ways that you could promote.
What you will basically be doing is taking care of a blog and focusing on getting traffic to your blog and then to your landing pages, in order to make sales. Affiliate marketing is a beautiful way to make sales, because there is no forcing anybody to buy.
Simply write about a product you like (or dislike) and add your affiliate link in order to get rewarded for bringing in a sale. If you write about a program that you dislike, then you can always also add your recommendation. So your negatives can always be turned into positives and you’re really helping out somebody in need.
This is how I myself make money and having seen success with it, I can tell you that this totally works! There are tons of people looking for information online every single day (try 3 Billion) and that number is constantly growing as the internet becomes more accessible.
What Do You Get Inside?
Well, before going into the details, I want to say that even as a free member, you get A TON of value! Even I couldn’t believe how comprehensive the free training was, because what Mark teaches you FOR FREE actually costs thousands of dollars anywhere else on the internet.
You get ready-made funnels that you can use to make money instantaneously. This is great, specially if you are an advanced affiliate marketer. You don’t have to pay to become a member in order to promote the program, unlike MANY of the other programs I have reviewed.
You also get FULL, over-the-shoulder video training on how to create and to maintain a blog, which will be a BIG source of free traffic and sales for you. I also really love the training on how to create videos for marketing on Youtube, which will also be another BIG source of free traffic.
Mark shows you how to create product reviews on your blog and as well as for your videos. He goes over how to do SEO and even gives you access to a FREE keyword research tool (it’s not as good as the KEYWORD RESEARCH TOOL THAT I USE though) that will be essential to rank your blog posts and your videos.
Another important aspect of affiliate marketing is doing email marketing and he even shows you EVERYTHING that you need to know about starting an email list, growing it, automating your email sequences and more!
You also get email swipes included for effective promotion of your campaigns and Mark even shows you how to find new affiliate programs to promote and how to get approved for them. As if all that wasn’t enough, you also get LIVE PHONE conferences and Q&A sessions, as well as 24/7 support on their private Facebook group.
To be perfectly honest with you, I have NEVER seen such a comprehensive training program that covers everything that you need to know FOR FREE about starting and growing an online business. AND FOR FREE at that!
As if there wasn’t enough value in FREE membership, there’s an Elite membership available at a one-time fee of $397 or 10 payments of $47. There’s even more value with the Elite membership as you will soon see and if you are able to, I do highly recommend that you upgrade to maximize your income, after going through the free training.
Yes, you can make money promoting the program FOR FREE and you would receive 10% of all the upgrades of your own referrals. Being an Elite member, you will be able to make 80% commissions from Tier 1 (your own referral upgrades), as well as 15% from Tier 2 (when the referrals of your referrals upgrade).
Apart from that, you also make $500 PER referral that signs up for personal coaching from Mark himself, which can add up a pretty sum with just a few coaching sales.
You get Priority Support as an Elite member, as well as additional training and monthly updates. Additionally, you’ll also be put into a rotator where Mark himself will promote your affiliate link in the forms of ads, for additional sales.
What’s also interesting is that you will also get to learn how to create your own landing pages and funnels so that you can effectively promote any offer or program that you wish.
I would not recommend that you jump to the Elite membership right away, because that will only confuse you. There’s just so much information that you won’t know where to start and what to do. The best way, is to start with the Youtube or the Blog training so that you can learn how to drive traffic to your offers.
Once you see consistent traffic coming in, move on to email marketing to know how to create email sequences and how to effectively capture leads. Once you’ve mastered that, then you could either move on to paid traffic or simply move on to the Elite membership, to make more money (obviously!) and to learn about funnel and landing page creation.
Who Is Funnel Franchise For?
Funnel Franchise is both for the newbie as well as for the advanced affiliate marketer.
The reason that I can recommend this to newbies is that Mark really shows you everything from scratch! You don’t have to go outside of the program to fill in gaps and you are not left with questions in your mind because everything that you need to know is covered in the program.
Mark even gives you FREE tool recommendations as well as a few paid ones that would be good for those who are looking to really take the business seriously.
I also recommend this to advanced affiliate marketers because there is probably STILL some suggestions made by Mark that could come in handy. Sometimes, a simple little tweak can make all the difference in the world for a business. Funnel Franchise can help you take your business to the next level.
I would not consider myself as an advanced affiliate marketer although I already see a consistent passive 3-figure income every month, and let me tell you that I learned quite a bit just from the FREE training available within Funnel Franchise and will myself be implementing some of the changes suggested.
The Overall Cost Of Starting An Affiliate Marketing Business
Although the training itself is free within Funnel Franchise, the TOOLS that you will need in order to grow your business are not. With most other programs, there isn’t really a free trial so you HAVE to pay to even SEE what’s inside and 99.9% of the time, nobody will disclose the additional costs required.
And to make matters worse, a portion of the training would be locked unless you buy an upsell, that will then need additional tools and costs.
Thank God Funnel Franchise isn’t at all like that! All the costs can clearly be figured out BEFORE you even make a purchase because you get access to the WHOLE training, exactly as is outlined in Mark’s sales video. You can watch ALL the training videos to find out what the costs are, before actually investing into ANYTHING!
But anyways, let me tell you what you would be looking at investing (approximately) :
1) Domain registration – $13 – 16 a year
2) Webhosting – Around $20 a year
3) SSL certificate – $69+ a year (although this is not recommended in the training, this is essential for getting ranked due to Google Algorhythm changes)
4) An autoresponder – $20 a month
So adding them all, you’re looking at an investment of about $240 for your first year and that’s for one website. I must warn you though, that places that he recommends, such as GoDaddy and Hostgator are known to jack-up their prices for renewal into your second year.
If you would like to start off trying affiliate marketing, I would advise that you start with a free website on the WordPress.com website. Only purchase a domain, webhosting and your SSL certificate when you’re 100% sure you’d like to pursue it.
NOTE: If you would like to host multiple websites at a single low price per month/year, then I would recommend that you try out Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting where you could host upto 50 websites, get SSL certificate for them all, as well as 24/7 tech support for as low as $299 a year. Also included is a POWERFUL keyword tool to bring your SEO game to the next level.
Funnel Franchise Review – Wrapping Up
All I can say about Funnel Franchise is that it’s one of the few products that I have really come to like, compared to the other garbage that’s sold on the internet. They all promise you to help you become financially-free and to live the laptop lifestyle and never deliver NEARLY enough training to make it happen.
But Funnel Franchise is different; you can start for FREE and even remain a free member for life if you want to. Even at 10% commissions per referral, that’s still just over $39 that you could make each and every time. I also like the fact that the Elite membership is only a one-time fee, that you have the option of breaking down into smaller payments.
Funnel Franchise is the REAL DEAL, with training on how to blog to get traffic, how to choose your keywords and affiliate programs, how to create and market your videos on Youtube and how to do email marketing.
There’s also the perk of scaling up your business through paid traffic, or by upgrading to the Elite membership for landing page and funnel creation training. And the fact that you can make 8x more money by upgrading really makes the realization of your dreams more real than it could EVER have been.
I recommend Funnel Franchise for the newbie as well as the advanced marketer. You will really not be disappointed with the in-depth training available. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that you will become rich overnight, but with the right mindset, dedication and some work, you’ll definitely become successful using this training.