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It’s easy to look back at how quickly you could build, rank, and profit from authority sites a few years ago.

You may even feel disheartened by today’s ‘competitive’ landscape.

Yes, the barrier to entry is higher in 2024. No doubt about it.

But the truth is, this space is STILL full of opportunities.

Every day, people like you and me are using the authority site model to better their lives in ways no other career path can do for them.

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And then a few years later…

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If you’re reading this now, you already have an unfair advantage.

You have a chance to leapfrog 99.9% of the population and build a site that can potentially generate 4, 5, or even multiple 6 figures monthly.

How would your life change if you were able to build such an asset and quit your job?

Or if you were able to sell a site and buy your dream home as a result of that sale?

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We’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible with authority sites.

Though we know that those who take action today will be in a position to capitalize on this (still very much untapped) opportunity.

But Building Authority Sites Is
A Huge Challenge For Beginners

It requires you to get good at many skills, such as…

Market research

Market Research

If you choose the wrong market, your site will be guaranteed to fail. This first stage is the most important part of any authority site and the one most people get wrong.

Keyword Research

Keyword Research

While picking the right tool is the first challenge for beginners, Knowing how to use it effectively to uncover the right keywords is where more people fail at in their new site journey.

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Building Your Site

There are millions of tools, plugins, and themes nowadays. With so many choices, it isn’t easy to pick the right one. Slow, clunky, and out-of-date technology will kill your rankings.

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Using AI Effectively

Using ChatGPT and similar AI tech can significantly boost your productivity. But, misusing it to scale poor content risks losing your traffic. You need to find the perfect balance.

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Content Creation

Writing about a topic is not easy. Your content needs to appeal to both readers and Google. Most people waste a huge amount of time writing content that is destined to fail.

6 Link Building 125

Link Building

Your site won’t rank without links. It’s no secret link building is hard. And scaling true white hat link building is even more difficult. There are severe penalties for doing it wrong.

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Navigating Google Updates

Successive Google algorithm updates can send website traffic swinging if you’re not doing the right thing. You’ve got to stay sharp—what works now might not cut it tomorrow.

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Monetization

This is why you’re doing this in the first place, right? To make money. We’re always amazed by how many authority sites neglect proven monetization strategies that are easy to implement.

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Managing Resources

Building a successful website is a big logistics game. You have to manage your resources carefully; if you don’t, you stand very little chance of overtaking your competitors.

We Built And Refined A Proven,
Systematic Approach
To Consistently
Grow Successful Sites

We’ve shared many of our stories about building these sites on the blog, the podcast, interviews, and more.

While building many authority sites in multiple niches over the years, we’ve been fortunate to get enough success and make it our full-time job.

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But our past success is of little use to someone who is on the outside looking in and wanting to join this industry.

The real question you probably have about all these case studies is:

  • Will this stuff work today?
  • Are the tactics used in these case studies outdated?
  • Can this be replicated again and again?

These are fair questions. And rather than writing 500 words trying to convince people, we regularly put ourselves in your shoes.

We start brand new sites on $10 domains, apply the tactics we know have worked for us, and see if they still work today with a live case study.

We did this in 2019 when we started a software review site in one of the most competitive affiliate niches.

We applied all our known systems — market research, keyword research, site setup, branding, team building, content, link building, and monetization.

We even wrote a full case study blog post giving all the details

It was a bit of a grind, but it was essential for us to make sure we were not washed out and full of sh*t like most of the industry.

18 months of hard work later, the site we started on a $10 domain was generating 6-figure revenue per year and ranking for some wildly competitive keywords.

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Monthly revenue growth of our case study site.

Shortly after, we sold it for a very comfortable mid-6 figure amount (though, unfortunately, I can’t legally disclose the exact amount.)

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We did it again in 2020 when we took an old abandoned golf site and applied our updated processes from the last project.

Again, it took some time and grunt work to get the site back in shape with new content, links, technical fixes, and so on.

But Google rewarded us with fast-growing traffic. And with that, the revenue skyrocketed to mid-5 figures per year.

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This allowed us to once again, sell the site for 6 figures after about 18 months it.

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We did it again in 2023, where we documented another case study sold for 6 figures starting, this time, from an expired domain.

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And that’s not even considering the fact that we’ve doubled the organic traffic of authorityhacker.com in 2023, despite all the changes and updates Google has gone through and the very competitive nature of the niche.

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So, I guess the answer to the original question, “Does this stuff still work, and can it be repeated even in 2024?” is a resounding yes. And we’re regularly walking the talk to prove it.

While working on each of these test sites, we experimented, field-tested, and documented our tactics.

Then we put them inside a complete video training about starting new authority sites even if you’ve never done it before:

The 2024 Version Of The Authority Site System.

Introducing
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Bypass Common Roadblocks

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

Watch as we take you through the entire process of building a new site from start to finish, click by click. It’s not theory learning, it’s in-field teaching as we do the work with you.

With over 197 video lessons, nothing is left out and every little detail, hack, and potential faux pas you could make is covered.

This allows you to bypass the usual pitfalls and mistakes most newbies make as they start to build out their online business. Watch what we do and imitate, step-by-step, click-by-click, and fast-track your path to success.

⚠️ Brand New TASS Updates! (2024)

We are by far the most frequently updated training on the market and all of our updates come free of charge for all our members.

So you know that when you’re an Authority Site System member, you always get the latest and greatest when building high-quality sites.

New updates

Some of the newest lessons cover topics like:

🧑‍💻 New Helpful content templates – 1 click import done for you page templates for WordPress modeled after the winners of HCU

♻️ New Expired Domains lessons to get faster results.

🔑 New keyword research & content lessons made to monetize with ad networks like Ezoic, Raptive, or Mediavine.

🏅 New Review writing mini-course that demonstrates E-E-A-T, so the new Google Update likes them.

🚀 New site speed module that makes your site blazing fast & passes core web vitals.

🔗 New link-building tactics & guidelines to avoid trouble during Google Spam & core updates.

😏 New Schema tactics lessons to get more traffic without building more links or writing new content.

💰 New done for you Copy & Paste affiliate Gutenberg blocks to boost your conversions in just minutes!

🤖 New Using AI to create fact-checked article first drafts that don’t suck!

🎨 New Using AI to create high quality brand assets and imagery.

And many existing lessons have been reshot and updated!

When you join the Authority Site System, you can rest assured that you are gaining access to the latest and greatest affiliate tactics of 2023.

🇬🇧 Charlie Kelly

Mc Donalds Reject Turns Website Prodigy

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Charlie is from Fleet, England. He went to university but didn’t take it seriously, leading him to work 12 hours a day in a hotel, feeling pretty miserable.

That is until he took the authority site system and poured his heart into it.

It took a while, but his site really took off, and he achieved job replacement income.

An agency also took notice and gave him a partnership to run their link building. He now uses that money to grow even more sites while traveling the world.

Today, Charlie lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand making 5 figures per month running his sites.

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Build Your Site Along With Ours

THE ONLY AFFILIATE TRAINING BASED ON A REAL-LIFE CASE STUDY SITE
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Unlike other courses, we actually show you how it’s done by BUILDING a real, live authority site using the exact system we teach in the course.

This case study is exclusive to our course members and not shared or talked about in our free content.

We strive to be as actionable as possible and anchored in the reality of building sites when we train students. That’s why you’ll see us do real work, building a real site. No boring Powerpoint presentations (Ughh, no thanks!).

We’ve recorded EVERY step of the process so you can follow along and implement everything we do as we do it. Seriously — it doesn’t get any more practical than this.

Plus, it makes the course more fun and interesting to see the site come together and then explore it in your browser.

This “over the shoulder” teaching method got The Authority Site System to become the highest-rated affiliate training according to Ebizfacts and their many reviewers.

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🇺🇸 Brady Patrick

Ex-Finance Employee Now Makes 6 Figures/Year

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Brady’s story begins in finance, a world of endless spreadsheets and draining 9-5 days.

He felt trapped, longing for a life where he wasn’t just living for the weekend.

When Brady stumbled upon Authority Hacker, he was skeptical yet intrigued.

It wasn’t the first time he’d been promised a recipe for success, and he was hesitant about investing his time and money.

Finally taking the leap, Brady found more than what he expected on the other side of the paywall and got a step-by-step SEO and website-building blueprint.

Brady worked hard and followed the constantly updated lessons to build up his first site using The Authority Site System.

Fast forward to today, and Brady’s life is unrecognizable.

His affiliate site now generates six figures, and he enjoys the freedom he once dreamed of.

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Get Results Faster Than Others

WITH OUR LIBRARY OF PRE-BUILT TEMPLATES
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To make it as easy as possible for you, we’ve built templates for literally every part of the training. Use these to replicate exactly what we are doing on screen.

These templates cover niche research, design, link building, and even full blog content templates. Need to make a product review, an epic roundup post, or a how-to article? There is a template for everything!

Our templates not only save you HOURS of time which means most of our members get results faster due to these time savings, but they also ensure you build your site exactly the way we build ours. This prevents a lot of mistakes and helps you stay on track.

  • Niche research templates
  • Custom AI Prompts (new)
  • Keyword Research Spreadsheets
  • Branding guidelines
  • Content Creation templates
  • Link Building Templates
  • And a lot more!

🇺🇸 Jamie Bourdeaux

Ex-Nurse Now Makes 5 Figures/month

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Jamie had spent 20 years as a nurse, constantly seeking something more than the exhausting hospital runs.

He discovered Authority Hacker after ignoring the affiliate site he had started for years, leaving it in limbo.

Jamie dove into the course and quickly saw tangible results, taking his old abandoned site to new heights.

Today, Jamie consistently earns five figures per month from over 200,000 visits. This has allowed him to “get out of survivor mode” and dream bigger for his business as he now understands the repeatable pattern he can use to grow his site.

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Focus on Taking Action

WITH OUR CUSTOM NEW SITES TO-DO LIST
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Many beginners struggle with staying focused on their projects and knowing what to do next.

The Authority Site System solves both these problems by giving you an A-Z linear to-do list. Now you can focus on doing and making progress rather than procrastinating.

Think of it as an advent calendar. You get to open a flap each day containing a video, written lesson, and set of templates you can use to carry out a specific task.

And because each task is broken down into easy and quick actions that you can usually get done in less than 30 minutes, it gives you a real sense of progress with your goal.

When you’re done with your current task, just fire up the task management system, open up the next item and keep going with the training.

All the tasks are carefully crafted to link to all the relevant lessons, templates, and resources you may need so you can focus on building your site while we got your back!

🇬🇧 Mike Beatty

From 2 Failed Sites to Full-Time Income

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Mike is an international teacher living in Doha.

He tried to launch sites before, but the lack of focus made these projects fail, and he was back to square one.

He started his Authority Site System project in January 2021. He enjoyed the niche selection process in the training because it was so data-driven that it helped him rationalize his final niche choice.

The step-by-step building process also helped him get focused on tackling areas he hadn’t before, such as link building.

Long story short, 12 months later, Mike’s website made its first 5-figure per month site, and he’s now pushing new grounds with the project.

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Get Your Questions Answered

DIRECTLY FROM US & OUR COMMUNITY
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When you enroll in the Authority Site System today, you’ll get unrestricted lifetime access to the private Facebook mastermind group and get to connect with the other students of the training.

After our feedback sessions, the mastermind is consistently rated as one of the best, most VALUABLE parts of the course.

This gives you a way to talk to, share with and learn from other like-minded people going through the system… PLUS, you have direct communication with the Authority Hacker creators & team.

We are in there daily, answering your questions, helping members, and encouraging you to take action now.

Whether you are looking for member case studies, chatting about the latest Google updates, finding new tools, or asking a question, the mastermind’s here for you at all times of the day or night.

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🇱🇹 Artur Kudriavcev

Sold his first site for 6 figures

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After three years of diligent work on his site, Arthur sold his website for a six-figure sum despite English not being his first language.

With a friend’s recommendation, Arthur joined the course and immediately began implementing the lessons. Within a year, his website hit its first 1k month, and the revenue kept growing.

The course’s step-by-step instructions, SOPs, and hands-on guidance gave Arthur a solid framework to build a successful website on his first try.

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Our Team is Here To Help You!

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If you are lost in all this content at any point in time, we have an absolute rockstar support team on 9 to 5 shifts to answer any questions about the course, billing, tactics, or anything else.

Unlike the competition that often chooses to outsource support to cheap overseas teams, we’ve made this one of our main priorities in the last few months, and our members are loving it.

All our support staff also works in marketing on our various ventures. They use the tactics you will find in The Authority Site System daily on our projects, and they can talk about it, not just send you a boilerplate message telling you they will look into it and thank you for your feedback.

These guys are the real deal, we trust them with our projects and money, so we also trust them to deliver a customer service level you have never seen before when purchasing online training.

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Inside The Training

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Module 1:  The Authority Site Business Model 101
 Learn how authority sites really make money. We’ll catch you up on the most efficient way to start generating revenue and the exact business models you should use.

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Module 2: Finding Niches

Inside this module, we will work on putting together a list of potential niches and show you some of our advanced ways of finding topics for your site, including AI and ChatGPT.

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Module 3: Qualifying niches

After your list of niches is ready, we will walk you through our drastic niche shortlisting process. This step ensures you pick a niche with high opportunities. We also address the usage of expired domains to speed things up.

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Module 4: Site planning

Once we have picked a niche at the end of the last module, we will work on planning the “V1” of your site and prepare a full topical map of the site we will build together.

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Module 5: Site Setup

We will do the setup of your new site step by step, including the domain name. No technical knowledge is required. You can watch us do it on the demo site and then copy exactly what we did.

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Module 6: Branding

In this module, we are putting the elements that will make your site feel like an established, trustable brand. No designer or design background is needed! All tools are easy to use and with the help of AI, you will put a great brand together with ease.

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Module 7: Building Posts & Pages

Once your site is set up and branded, we take the time to build your base site structure based on the topical map we prepared in module 4. We will show you exactly how to build the perfect site architecture.

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Module 8: Creating info content

After the technical base of the site is ready, Mark will walk you through the exact process to create the content we planned for your site and do it better than your competition and satisfy everything Google is looking for in the perfect page.

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Module 9: Writing content: Step by Step

Writing for search engines is a complete different skill from writing the way you learned at school. But don’t worry, in this module, we will write a whole article together, from keyword to finished article, you can follow along step-by-step and learn how to put together content that ranks.

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Module 10: Optimizing & Publishing Content

Words in your content are only half the picture. You must also learn how to illustrate it, optimize it for Google to rank it high, and do many other little page optimization tricks and tactics that make a big difference in your results.

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Module 11: Initial Link Building

At this stage of the training, your site will be getting in serious shape, so the next step will be to kick link building off as this is one of the most important Google ranking factor, and doing it for new sites requires you to use specific tactics we will show you in this module.

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Module 12: Affiliate setup

Now that your site is in shape, it’s time to monetize it! Inside this module, we will show you the best possible affiliate setup you can use to maximize earnings.

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Module 13: Writing & Optimizing Commercial content

Product reviews & roundups will be a major part of your early monetization, so we decided to spend an entire module showing all the little tips & tricks for this kind of content.

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Module 14: Advanced tactics

Inside this module, we are continuously adding new tips & tricks that can help Authority Site System users get more traffic or better monetization.

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Bonus: Becoming an authority

We wanted to spend to help our members take their sites to the next level, so in this bonus module, we will share the tactics we use to become true authorities in a niche and anchor ourselves in its landscape forever.

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Who Is This Course For?

1 Marketing Newbies
Online Marketing Newbies

If you want to start your first money-making website, this is the course for you. You’ll get a complete step-by-step system to follow, which will set you up for success from day one. No experience is necessary.

2 People who Tried and Failed
People Who Tried & Failed

This course is for you if you don’t yet have a site generating at least $1,000 per month. First, our system is proven to work. Second, we give you the exact structure you need to follow so that you know exactly what to do.

3 Builders Wanting to Scale
Builders Wanting To Scale

The model in this course is highly scalable. If you are looking to build a portfolio of passive income sites as efficiently as possible, we will show you how. Remember, we use this system ourselves on our own portfolio.

Your Instructors

Gael Mark
Mark Webster

Mark started his first profitable site in 2008 and is obsessed with building efficient systems. If there is a way to squeeze some extra efficiency out of a site, Mark will find it.

He has been an entrepreneur since the age of 13. Having built multiple businesses, Mark knows how to deliver results. He’ll show you the best way to do that too.

Having worked with Gael since 2010, they represent the proverbial Ying and Yang of online marketing. If Gael can dream it, Mark can do it.

Gael Breton

Gael has over 10 years of experience in building and growing websites. He has worked with many clients, from local businesses to fortune 500 company sites.

Since starting out online, he has managed to take multiple blogs from blank WordPress installations to highly successful web properties that attract millions of visitors and generate 7-figures each year.

He shared his internet marketing knowledge as a speaker at Harvard, Wharton, and Oxford University.

🤩 Over 14,000 Existing Customers
Already Saw Results With Our Training

🇩🇪 Yvonne Kopen – Achieved Full-time income
3k EUR in 8 months

After taking 2 other courses and not getting any results, Yvonne and her partner decided to try one last time with one of our courses.

Little did they know that the 3rd time was the charm as their website, Simple Germany, started to take off in the SERPs after following the course.

The rest is now history as Yvonne and Jen now work full time on this project AND also run a successful YouTube channel associated with their site.

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🇮🇪 Brian Kelleher – From 4 to 5 figures/month with Us
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When Brian joined Authority Hacker, he already had a site going making low 4 figures per month, but his site did not have any proper systems in place.

Our training taught him how to structure his editorial team, build content templates, restructure his site, and a lot more.

Long story short, a few months later, he went from a low 4 figures per month to 5 figures per month using Authority Hacker Pro, and his site is still growing rapidly as of 2023.

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🇺🇸 RJ Weiss – Recovered his site with Authority Hacker
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RJ started his site before joining Authority Hacker Pro and did well for a while but in early 2020, his site got hit by successive algorithm updates. That’s when he decided to join Authority Hacker.

Since then, he has completely revamped his site, his editorial process, and his link-building using our blueprint.

Through a lot of effort, his site started recovering and is now at an all-time high in traffic after the recent Helpful Content Update.

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🇺🇸 Kevin EspirituJust raised an 8 figures investment
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Kevin started his site together with the first members of Authority Hacker.

At first, he used the methods taught inside the training to grow his organic traffic and editorial team, which allowed him to quit his job and work full-time on his project.

He then used the free time to grow his social media channels that blew up during the pandemic.

He then opened a store on his site, feeding from his organic and social traffic, and now generates over 7 million dollars of sales per year.

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🇬🇧 Joshua DunlopNow #1 Photography blog
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Josh used our editorial blueprints to build a content creation process allowing him to publish 24 high-quality, weekly articles on his site.

This system allowed him to take over his competitors and become the world’s #1 photography education site in search traffic in a matter of months, with over 1.6 million monthly organic visitors, according to Ahrefs.

His Authority site now makes 7 figures per year selling courses and affiliate offers.

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🇿🇦 Robert BothaFrom teacher to baller
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Robert is an ex Pro-gamer who was teaching English in Thailand for a low salary when he discovered Authority Hacker.

But in order to build the lifestyle he wanted, Robert looked into other opportunities and stumbled upon The Authority Site System.

While it felt expensive at the time, he thought that if he could make $2,000 per month after a year, it would be worth it.

9 months later, his site beat his goal by over 4x with over $8,500 in earnings; the rest is history.

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🇮🇳 Sumit BansalScaled his portfolio with TASS
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Before joining the Authority Hacker community, Summit already had an online business, but he used The training to grow a portfolio of sites on top of his main business.

The structure he found in The Authority Site System allowed him to understand and rationalize what he achieved once, but he struggled to repeat.

Summit has now grown and sold several sites using our system, generating high-6 figures (USD) from the sale of these sites.

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🇺🇸 David Lewis6 figures / year with TASS
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David is an ambitious guy. From day 1, his goal was to reach 5-figure per month with his Authority Site System website.

He’s a young dad with a wife and kid to look after, so he didn’t want to waste time and was looking for a proven system he could follow and execute.

He religiously applied the lessons in the Authority Site System and wrote 50 articles for his brand-new site before looking to outsource content.

He then started building links following the exact tactics taught in the course and managed to land 298 linking root domains by month 12.

Today David works full-time on his projects, and by month 18, he exceeded his goal by generating $11,000 in just 30 days.

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🇨🇦 Chris Sisco10x his site with The Authority Site System
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Chris started building sites on his own 3 to 4 years before joining the program and managed to hit a respectable $3,000 – $4,000 per month.

But joining The Authority Site System allowed him to 10x his results by learning about building systems, processes, and more efficient ways to create content and link building.

Nowadays, Chris’ site ranges between $15,000 and $30,000 in revenue per month, and he couldn’t be happier about his decision to join the training.

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🇺🇸 Shane DutkaSold his first site for $1,000,000
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The first payment for the sale of Shane’s site.

After taking a leap of faith and joining us in 2017, former accountant Shane Dutka skyrocketed his pest control site’s earnings to a staggering $50,000 per month within just two years, ultimately selling it for over a million dollars. 

This accomplishment opened the door for Shane to become the VP of SEO at a highly successful company, where he now manages large-scale SEO projects, all thanks to his original experience with Authority Hacker.

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FAQs

The best way to explain this is to give you a quick rundown of each of our courses and what they’re for.

The Authority Site System

This course is designed for complete beginners who need to build their site from the ground up. It shows you exactly what to do and when to do it and will set you on the path to earning a comfortable income with your site. It may also be useful if you have a site but struggle to profit from it. It will provide you with the correct structure needed to really turn it into a fully-fledged business.

Authority Hacker Pro

This course is for those who already have a site and are making a modest profit. We recommend this if you’re already earning over $1,000/month, as it contains some very advanced tactics. It covers a wide range of tactics from monetization to content production. Generally speaking, Pro is only available during launch periods at certain times during the year. If you’re interested in joining the waiting list for our next Pro launch, head over to authorityhacker.com/pro

The short answer: yes!

We won’t sugarcoat things. Of course, things have gotten more difficult than they once were 5 to 10 years ago. But here’s the thing. That should be an encouraging sign. The reason there is more competition is that it works! People would not bother competing if there were no money to be made!

The good news is that this course acts as a primer to put you well ahead of the competition and give you the opportunity to compete despite having no prior knowledge. Consider it your magic key to winning. 

If you’re willing to learn, we’re willing to teach. 

Even if you have little to no knowledge in marketing, computing, website design, or otherwise, there’s nothing to stop you from making money online.
 
What’s important is that you put the effort in to try and learn. Sometimes things might be a bit difficult, and you might not always understand the first time. However, like any new subject, the more you practice, the better you’ll get. 

Let’s ask Gael’s favorite question:

Where is the money?

If you have an established site that comfortably makes over $1,000 per month, then The Authority Site System is probably not the best course for you. Instead, check out our advanced course for established sites: Authority Hacker Pro.

If you know SEO theory but don’t actually make money from it yet, this course will still massively move the needle for you by giving you the structure you need to finally take action and actually make money from online marketing.

Short answer: Yes. Around $200-500.

Course Costs
First up, let’s talk about our costs. All of our courses come with no sneaky hidden costs. Once you purchase the course, you get access to everything. No mandatory upsells. No Drip-Fed content. No bait and switch training. 

Tool Costs
Next, you’ll need to factor in tool costs. Now I know you might be thinking, “some other courses include things like hosting for free!”. 
Here’s the problem with that. Things like hosting cost money. That money needs to come from somewhere. If it’s not upfront, the chances are it’s coming through other means. Usually at the cost of the user. 
We prefer to take an approach where you can clearly see where your money is being spent upfront and give you complete freedom to switch tools and platforms as you see fit throughout the course. 
Every recommendation within the course is thoroughly tested independently to ensure that you’re getting the best value for money. Because of this, we can be completely impartial with our tool selection process. 

Content
Finally, your single biggest expense will be content. 
That is, if you decide to outsource it. 
The course gives you the freedom to decide this, though. If you have more time and want to save money, we teach you exactly how to write content, even if you’ve never done it before.
If you have more money to spend but little time, you can follow a different path and outsource the content.
The course caters to both these scenarios.

Your purchase comes with lifetime access, including all updates for life.

That’s not just an empty promise, though. We frequently update the course, including timely fully-fledged rewrites when required. 

Whenever we do this, you get it free of charge.

While we would love to tell you every way in which we differ from our competitors, the truth is, we wouldn’t know.

That’s not because we don’t care. It’s because we’re far more concerned about creating the very best version of our own course rather than trying to 1-Up someone else’s course.
That said, our underlying philosophy that we believe sets us apart is simple:

– Everything we do is backed up with real-life, field-tested examples
– Our training is practical and over the shoulder – you watch us do things step-by-step. Never via PowerPoint presentations
– We focus on long-term, sustainable businesses using SEO as our main traffic source
– We place a huge emphasis on member success and support after the sale
– We are marketing nerds that genuinely get excited when we see our members succeed

We offer a ton of support channels to help you on your site-building journey.

Facebook Community
First and foremost is our Facebook community. This is a private group exclusively for members, which contains not only members of our own team but also a ton of well-versed online marketers.
No matter how big or small your question, you can almost always guarantee that someone will know the answers to your questions.

Member Support
You’ll also get access to help from our Full-Time Membership

Support team.
Perhaps you have a private question you would prefer not to share publicly on Facebook or just want to have a chat about something with our team – we’re here to help.
What’s more, we take pride in our responsiveness. You can expect a response during office hours in less than a few hours!

External Support
We specifically choose to work with tools and platforms we know can offer support and help to our members when they need it.
That means, if you have a technical problem with things like your hosting, web design or anything else, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction to get you back on your feet.

We’re not going to sugarcoat it. Building a successful online business takes time, and there’s no shortcut to success – if someone tells you there is, they’re probably lying to you.

The short answer:
You’re looking at a lot of work upfront – perhaps 10-15 hours a week.

The good news? This workload will slowly ease as your website grows, and once you’ve got the hard parts out of the way, you can take your foot off the peddle a little.

The detailed answer:
Starting a business requires you to grind. You’ll need to put in some late nights and really push yourself.
The worst part? You may not even see the fruit of your labor for some time, which can leave you with a horrible feeling that it was all for nothing.

But it’s a fact: the people who invest more time are more successful in the long run. There is no instant gratification in site building, and as soon as you’re able to overcome that mental hurdle, the better you’ll perform both mentally and as a website owner. And when those results come in, it’s probably one of the best feelings in the world.

So let’s talk numbers. How many hours a day should you work? Well, the important thing here isn’t how many hours you work but, more importantly, how consistently you stick to them.
But let’s say you want to take the course at a moderate pace – you’re looking at around 15 hours a week or 3 hours every weekday evening with the odd weekend thrown in.

Inevitably, that’s going to mean sacrifices. It’s going to mean saying no to those midweek drinks, no to catching the latest movie once in a while, and no to the occasional weekend getaway.

Commit yourself to that number and remember it’ll all be worth it. I know, it sucks. The thing is, the reward is so worth it – every entrepreneur will say that. And the important thing to remember? It’s not forever. A little work upfront truly means a lot of freedom in the long run.

The course was designed from the perspective of building a new site, but that doesn’t mean it can ONLY be used that way.

If you’ve found that your site is struggling or you just don’t know what to do with it, this course may be useful. In cases like these, we usually recommend taking advantage of our 30-day money-back guarantee to check out the course, see if you can find use with it on your site, and if not, you can ask for a refund – no questions asked!