How To Be An Uber Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is this blog’s second biggest money maker after private ad sales. Personally, I like affiliate marketing a lot more than private sales because it’s a lot less work. There are many sites and blogs that teach affiliate marketing. One of the newer ones on the scene is UberAffiliate. They ordered up this ReviewMe review to get their name out and generate some buzz.

Who Is UberAffiliate?

UberAffiliate is run by Paul, a 19 year old full-time affiliate marketer who goes by the Internet alias SUP3RNOVA.

I took a year off college as a business major last year, and after my success so far in the affiliate field, I’ve decided to take a year off to work all the time. I love what I do and I can see myself doing it for the rest of my life. It’s more fun to me than anything, I get to travel all around to events, meet all sorts of cool people, while still being able to wake up whenever I want.

I take a more sarcastic approach to the internet world and it may reflect in some of my posts. I’m blogging for fun, as well as affiliate marketing for fun, so my concern isn’t really what other people think of me. Don’t get me wrong, my goal isn’t to have everybody think I’m an ass, but I’ll voice my opinion if needed be.

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Blog Navigation Needs Work

The UberAffiliate.com domain was registered by back in June 2007. However, the blog and first post didn’t appeared until September 11, when Paul made his Who Am I post.

It took a little digging to find that first post because the navigation on UberAffiliate is not very good. There are no links to the archives and the front page of the blog has no links to previous posts at the bottom. I had almost assumed that the blog started on October 18 because that was the last post on the front page. I highly recommend UberAffiliate add an older post link at the bottom of the blog. Because UberAffiliate lacked the link, I had a major problem finding the older posts (until I loaded their RSS feed into my feed reader). The posts that I did found were quality stuff. They include:

Aside from the navigation problems, the layout of the blog is very clean and easy to read. Advertising is limited to a single 468 banner at the top and five 125 buttons running down the right side. Of course, being an affiliate marketing blog, many of the posts have affiliates links in them. This is normal and expected. I would like to see Paul link the UberAffiliate header logo to the home page. I tried to click the non-clickable logo a few times because I’m so used to headers linking the home page.

Does UberAffiliate Really Have 87,864 RSS Subscribers?

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It’s hard to miss the Subscribe to UberAffiliate link under the 468 banner. The FeedBurner display showing 87,864 readers also raises a few eyebrows. I can only assume Paul is getting even with Google for failing to report their feedfetcher data and that he will display the correct RSS counter tomorrow.

Overall, UberAffiliate is good blog for anyone wanting to learn affiliate marketing. I would like to see Paul update the blog on a more consistent basis and look forward to meeting him at a future affiliate event. In the meantime, I have added UberAffiliate to my RSS reader.


66 thoughts on “How To Be An Uber Affiliate”

  1. Mike says:

    Cool, I haven’t the slightest idea about affiliate marketing so I may check this site out! 🙂

    1. Jack says:

      yeah i also think so.
      I need learn more about affiliate since john earning report every month make me jealous.

      1. DeboHobo says:

        Excellent review John, you gave very constructive criticism immediately followed up with advice on how Paul could do better with his site.

        I have a lot of affiliates through CJ and Linkshare etc. But have not had over whelming success with them so I am going to check his blog out now to see what I too can do better 😈

        1. I tend to disagree. I think he dwelled on the negatives a bit long and did not mention enough about who and what the site was. The facebook links are pretty popular across the web. either way it is a good site. 😈

    2. Nor I. If this 19 year old wunderkind can make such a success of it, perhaps older foggies like me too have a chance!

    3. akmal says:

      YES…ITS LOOK INTERSTING…THANKS JOHN… 😀 😀

    4. Affiliates are the best money makers and John has proved that in his reports, i have had much better success with affiliates than with PPC ads, but anyway would love to learn something more…

      What might make me wonder is that RSS chickles image that is hosted at his own blog, while the default chicklet feedburner handles in the users feed URL, an example
      http://www.uberaffiliate.com/images/blog/feedburnergrey.jpg
      Thats uberaffiliate’s chicklet URL and mine looks like this
      http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/Dnseonet?bg=66ab28&fg=000000&anim=0
      while John’s looks like this
      http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/JohnChowDotCom?bg=EB7F30&fg=000000&anim=0

      Wonder if its fishy or not 😉 and the Google’s feedfetcher seems to be fixed.

    5. The more, the merrier! Affiliate marketing without a doubt, is one of the biggest money-makers online with over 6-BILLION dollars in revenue being generated through it last year (source: Ewen Chia) – Paul’s blog is a fantastic place for beginners to start their quest for (as usual…) moolah and for some of us more advanced marketers to brainstorm ideas.

      Nice going, Paul!

  2. Mike says:

    I forgot to mention that, this was good review John. I appreciate you taking the time to go through a site and give your honest opinion on it.

    1. Mubin says:

      Taking time at $400 Per Hour.

  3. Hmm… great review… although I agree that the feedburner stats should be honest, it seems it’s “faked” for sure…

    1. TJ says:

      Yah I second you. perhaps you can blaim google for that fake state (87,864 readers? 😯 )

      1. That’s true, with the recent Google foul-ups, we might have to fake it.

  4. Shaun Carter says:

    Those articles look pretty good. I think there is definitely some knowledge to glean from this site.

  5. I don’t like it how people lie about their feed count – it makes you wonder what else they would lie about. 🙄

    1. Jack says:

      It’s not about lying actually.
      It’s that google reader hide their stat from feedburner. yeah. that google almighty lord 🙁

    2. agreed – it is just an image – I wonder why JC didn’t blow him on this one

      http://www.uberaffiliate.com/images/blog/feedburnergrey.jpg

      1. John Chow says:

        The reason was the stat was correct before and was only changed after the feedburner mess up. I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt.

        1. D’you really think he’d expect people to believe he had 87,000+ RSS readers anyway? LOL!

    1. That’s true, John’s blog is more like a big forum than a blog now…

    2. akmal says:

      Haha…I’m totally agree… 😈

  6. Ethan Christ says:

    Interesting “Bog” you have here. 😈 There’s a typo, in case you want to fix it. First sentence 5th word. Just thought I’d inform you. You don’t have to publish this comment.

  7. David Savage says:

    His RSS readers will never go up or down because the image is hosted on his blog and just linked to feedburner. Sad really, if he’s willing to lie about something so meager as an RSS reader count, what else is he lying about? 😕

      1. Michael says:

        how do you know?

          1. simon says:

            Ha! UberAffiliate is lying about their RSS Subscribers:twisted:

          2. pro2promo says:

            bookmark againt ?

  8. Hmm… uber affiliate? doesn’t uber mean “over” in german? ❗

  9. Michael says:

    John, I think this is one of your best review ever. Great job and I click the head too! but is was unclickable as you said

  10. It hss some good articles but the site has that “nobody’s home” feeling. I didn’t want to subscribe even after seeing the 87K Feedburner stat.

  11. Softsled says:

    I like this guy’s blog. He’s already in my reader. I don’t know the situation with the rss chicklet, but I have been reading his posts for a couple of weeks now and they are very informative. I came across him on Shoemoney’s site through his guest post about pwning facebook, which is a great read.

  12. Vincent Chow says:

    Once liar forever liar, no matter how good his content is.

  13. I read that blog and wouldn’t judge him on the RSS count – it’s obviously a joke or something else. Who is he really going to try and fool saying 87k?

    On the other hand I thought the review was pretty slim and lacking depth.

  14. charles says:

    Now hiding the true RSS count is bad. so bad. what is he up to? : 😡

  15. quality and honest review, i’ll be checking that site out and joining the thousands of rss readers!!

  16. John, one thing that I have every intention of doing is to get you to review my blog when I am good and ready. Apart from the review, the constructive criticism that you offer tells others what to do and not to do as well. Thank you.

  17. Shams says:

    Matt thanks for the feed count url.

  18. Jasper says:

    i don’t really see the point… oh well. ❓

  19. shy guy says:

    80K SUbscriber?? Too much.. HOw he get that readers???

  20. bocah says:

    :mrgreen: hmmm john thanks your information. I want learn with you john 😎

  21. ONwebcheck says:

    Wow – so much Rss readers…..

  22. Domtan says:

    The blog is very crisp and neat. Easy on the eyes when reading.

    Good review too, John (are you doing the reviews these days?).

  23. GPT Sites says:

    You guys are over-reacting who think he is some huge lier now.
    What about when other bloggers did linkbait. For example, JohnCow said he was getting sued when he really wasn’t. I bet you didn’t go over there and call him a lier, you probably went “great linkbait”.

    Give him a break, it was just a joke.

    1. “If it’s on the Internet is must be true”

      :mrgreen:

  24. Who actually signs up for this stuff?

  25. saad says:

    I don’t care how much money he his making or how much he knows about affiliate marketing, but i wouldn’t wanna learn from a 19 year old guy. I seriously doubt he has wits, knowledge, confidence and or the ability to an affiliate

    I would imagine a 19 year old person who can figure out affiliate marketing much be smart and confident. Just check out his blog video where answered questions posted by his readers. He seems so scared to talk in front of the camera as if he as no verbal communication skills.

    1. Jimson Lee says:

      Just playing Devil’s advocate, How old was Steve Jobs when he was CEO of Apple?

  26. Michael Woo says:

    John Chow, I’m feeling very evil right now :p.. Very very evil indeed XD 🙄 *EVIL MIND THINKING* i’ll tell you why …

  27. Fabian says:

    The “FeedBurner display showing 87,864 readers” is fake! just link to an image :mrgreen: http://www.uberaffiliate.com/images/blog/feedburnergrey.jpg

    1. Harshad says:

      LOL!!!!!!!!! 😆

  28. Lol. The fake RSS image was pretty funny 🙂 Made me smile.

    Overall a good site – good review.

  29. Mubin says:

    Check out his posts on DP, the guys the real deal.

  30. Online Poker says:

    Fake RSS is really sad lol. I’m proud on my 2 readers lol :)!

  31. Etienne Teo says:

    I am sure uber knows about their mistakes, its a nice place to be at. I guess their prank on its rss is just a mistake done which could well backfire this review which was decently written by john himself.

  32. I’ve subscribed to Uber. Regardless of any “gaming” going on, there is some useful information in his blog. If it were really a crap blog, I’d have no interest but it’s actually a pretty decent read.

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