Build a Successful Authority Site from Scratch Even if you are a Complete Beginner
- Watch us build a profitable site
- Go faster with copy/paste templates
- Build along with 186 video lessons
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This training was updated for 2023
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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 2023. 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.
and then a few years later…
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 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?
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
Building a successful site requires you to get good at many skills, such as…
If you choose the wrong market, your site will be guaranteed to fail. This first stage is the single most important part of any authority site and the one that most people get wrong.
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.
Tech Site Setup
There are millions of tools, plugins, and themes nowadays. With so many choices, it’s difficult to pick the right one. Slow, clunky, and out-of-date technology will kill your rankings.
Design & Branding
Getting hung up on your fonts or color scheme? What should be a quick decision can slow you down. And the worst part? Designing a great-looking site is easier than you think.
It’s not as easy as just writing about a topic. Your content needs to appeal to both readers AND Google. Most people waste a huge amount of time writing content destined to fail.
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.
Hiring & Outsourcing
Analytics & Tracking
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.
But our past success is of little use to someone who is on the outside looking in 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 — what we do is put ourselves in your shoes regularly.
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 out there.
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 very important 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 very competitive keywords.
Shortly after, we sold it for a very comfortable mid-6 figure amount (though unfortunately, I can’t legally disclose the exact amount.)
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.
This allowed us to once again, sell the site for 6 figures after about 18 months it.
We used this opportunity to try new things, take notes and update our processes to ensure we keep building competitive websites.
So, I guess the answer to the original question, “does this stuff still work, and can it be repeated?” is a resounding yes. And we’re regularly walking the talk to prove it.
While working on each of these test sites, we experimented, tested, and documented all the tactics we used.
Then we put them inside a complete video training about starting new authority sites even if you’ve never done it before:
The 2023 Version Of The Authority Site System.
authority sites from the ground up.
Bypass Common Roadblocks
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 186 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 Update! (2023)
The ENTIRE course has been reshot recently and made 50% bigger. Plus, we’ve just released a massive update for 2023, covering some of the hottest topics that changed this year.
Some of the newest lessons cover topics like:
- New Expired Domains lessons to get faster results.
- New keyword research & content lessons made to monetize with ad networks like Ezoic, Adthrive, 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 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!
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
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.
Build Your Site Along With Ours
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.
🇺🇸 David Lewis
Ex Startup Employee Now Makes 6 Figures / Year
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.
Get Results Faster Than Others
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
- Keyword Research Spreadsheets
- Branding guidelines
- Content Creation templates
- Link Building Templates
- And a lot more!
🇨🇦 Chris Sisco
10x Website Results With The Authority Site System
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.
Focus on Taking Action
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 Huge Success
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.
Get Your Questions Answered
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.
🇳🇿 Emily Johnstone
Young Mom 3x Her Traffic With Our Training
Emily is a young mom from New Zealand who had a website already but was struggling to make a good income from it.
Her main problem was that she was not very tech-oriented and many tools and tactics seemed daunting to implement.
Inside the training, she learned how to implement many of these previously intimidating tactics. Within a year, she 3xed her traffic and paid back for the course by implementing a single tactic she learned inside!
Our Team is Here To Help You!
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.
Take a Sneak Peek
Inside The Training
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.
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.
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.
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 sitemap of the site we will build together.
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.
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!
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 sitemap we prepared in module 4. We show you exactly how to do site architecture.
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.
Module 9: Writing content: Step by Step
We know you learned how to write at school. We understand many people are not comfortable writing for the web and search engines, so we show you how to do that like a pro.
Module 10: Optimizing & Publishing content
Words in your content are only half the picture. You also need to learn how to illustrate content, optimize it for Google to rank high, and many other tweaks we will teach you in this module.
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 and that’s what we’ll show you how to do here.
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.
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.
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.
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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The Authority Site System has delivered life-changing benefits to hundreds of people. We still understand that this can be a considerable investment for some people.
That’s why we offer a 30-day “no questions asked” money-back guarantee. If you join today, you can try the whole program for 30 days and then decide if you want to keep it.
If you don’t get life-changing value out of the course, if you don’t have time to implement it, or even if you don’t like the font we use in the lessons, we will give you a full refund.
Simply email us ([email protected]) within 30 days of purchase, and we’ll give you a FULL refund.
This is a ZERO-risk opportunity. If this course doesn’t change your life, we don’t deserve your money.
Who Is This Course For?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Over 10,000 Existing Customers
Already Saw Results With Our Training
Kevin was one of the first members of Authority Hacker Pro. He had one passion that he wanted to build his life around: Gardening.
It did happen in one day, not even one year. But looking back now, using the blueprints to kickstart his site, quit his day job, and now make up to 6 figures/month while working on something he loves was absolutely worth it.
He also grew an incredible following online using some of the blueprints provided in Authority Hacker Pro and is now the face of national ad campaigns.
We could not be prouder of his achievement here at Authority Hacker.
Mauricio joined Authority Hacker Pro right when we opened it up and has grown his company massively ever since.
He now has 40+ staff and generates over a million organic visitors to his sites.
He still uses Authority Hacker Pro’s fresh updates to develop new ideas on how to use his resources better and lets us do the testing so he can focus on implementing.
Thomas is the CEO of FE International, one of the biggest website brokers in the world.
Thomas has seen hundreds of millions of dollars worth of deals between website buyers and sellers.
And while he did NOT build a site with one of our courses, he did sell many of the sites our students built for large amounts of money over the years.
And in his own words, Authority Hacker sites are superior to most other sites on the market, due to the detailed processes our members have been following and the quality of links and content.
What’s the difference between The Authority Site System and Authority Hacker Pro?
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
Can you still make money this way?
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.
I have no experience at all. Is this course right for me?
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.
I already know a little / lot about Online Marketing. Should I bother with this course?
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.
Will there be any additional costs on tools etc. after I purchase the course?
Short answer: Yes. Around $200-500.
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.
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.
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.
Will this course be updated? Do I need to pay for it?
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.
How are you different from X course?
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
What kind of support do you offer?
We offer a ton of support channels to help you on your site-building journey.
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.
You’ll also get access to help from our Full-Time Membership
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!
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.
How much time should I dedicate to be successful?
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.
Can I use the course on my existing site?
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!