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 2019. No doubt about it. But the truth is, this space is STILL very much in its infancy and MOST people just haven’t caught onto the authority site business model… yet.
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 something that will pay dividends for years to come.
I’m talking about online properties that have the potential to generate consistent 4, 5 or 6-figures per month. Imagine if you could finally quit your job, and start down the path to a multi-million dollar exit.
We’ve barely even scratched the surface of what’s possible with authority sites. Though we do know that it’s those who take action today who will be in a position to capitalize on this (still very much untapped) opportunity.
Building a successful authority 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.
Picking the right tool is just the first step. How to use it effectively to uncover the right kinds of keywords is a whole other question. If you are guessing at any point, you aren’t doing it properly.
There are millions of tools, plugins and themes nowadays. With so many to choose from, it’s difficult to choose the right one. Slow, clunky and out of date technology will kill your rankings.
Getting hung up on your fonts? Not keen on your color scheme? What should be a quick decision can slow you down. The worst part? Designing a great looking site is easier than you think.
It’s not as simple as just writing about a topic. Your content needs to be appealing to both your readers AND Google. Most people waste a huge amount of time writing content destined to fail.
Even if you’ve got this far, your site won’t rank without links. It’s no secret, link building is hard. Scaling true white hat link building is even more difficult. There are severe penalties for doing it wrong.
You don’t want to be doing all the work yourself forever. Hiring the right people online is tricky. Outsourcing, if done incorrectly, can be a costly mistake for any authority site.
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 which are easy to implement.
You need to set up the right tracking tools to keep tabs on the growth of your business. Plus, you want to be able to identify areas that need some serious attention. Can you say “technical nightmare?”
At Authority Hacker, we like to put our money where our mouth is.
We have built several high authority sites in the past that have done great and I could spend the next 500 words bragging about it but how would that help you?
No, we decided to put ourselves in the shoes of our followers.
People starting from scratch with no staff, no site, no brand and trying to make it in the wild west that is the internet today.
So at the end of 2017, following the first-ever reveal of our method, we decided to start a brand new site from a $10 domain that would follow our own advice to the letter.
We were essentially starting a new brand alongside the first ever Authority Hacker customers to see what they saw, feel what they felt, and understand what we maybe did not understand at the time.
This was the only way to be sure we were not washed out and full of sh*t like most of the industry is (it’s really important for us).
And most importantly, it was the only way to see if YOU can actually build a 6 – 7 figure business using the same tactics we have used to make many other sites successful.
So we went ahead and grinded that domain working on all the points mentioned above.
Market research , keyword research, site setup, branding, building a content team, building links to the content and monetizing the traffic that was quickly growing.
It took several months of hard work and it wasn’t easy every day.
But well, it looks like we still got it in 2020, because only a short year after buying that $10 domain, not only did the site already generate 6 figure in revenue.
But we also sold it for another very comfortable 6 figure amount (unfortunately, I can’t legally disclose the exact amount.)
Alongside this internal case study, we frantically took notes and updated our SOP’s and processes with small details we had missed, new tactics we found out and a large number of optimizations to the existing process and even scrapped complete sections and redid them from scratch.
A complete step-by-step training course for building highly profitable authority sites from the ground up.
120+ Video Lessons
Real life Case Study
Copy / Paste templates
Site Building To-Do List
Active Member Community
in depth modules
over the shoulder videos
Words of support content
The Authority Site System® covers everything you need to build your own highly profitable authority site. Once you know how, nothing stops you from starting two or three or even more.
Watch as we take you through the entire process from start-to-finish. We’ll take you from initial idea through to full-blown authority site in over 120+ follow along videos.
The best part? You get to bypass the usual pitfalls and mistakes most newbies make as they start to build out their online business. Just watch what we do and imitate, step-by-step, click-by-click.
To celebrate the entrance in the new decade, we’ve just released a massive update to the course and made it even richer with 2 brand new complete link building tactics and tutorials to make sure you stay relevant in 2020 with the most updated training on the market.
“When I joined The Authority Site System, the membership fee seemed like a crazy amount of money to me. I decided to go ahead with it anyway and started my first Authority Site in December 2016. My goal was to create a website that could generate a monthly income of $2000 after 1 year.
Not only did I complete my original goal in only 9 months, but I have also exceeded it by over 4 times, earning $8,513.33 in August 2017.
Becoming an Authority Site System member will probably be one of the best investments I’ll ever make in my entire life.”
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.
We strive to be as actionable as possible throughout the training. You’ll see us do real work, building a real site. No boring Powerpoint presentations (Ughh, no thanks!).
Instead, we 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.
Did I mention you’ll get to explore our finished, revenue-generating site once you become a member? This is as close to painting by numbers as it gets!
“I used to work a 9 – 5 job but really wanted to claim my freedom back and experience life on my own terms.
When I bumped into Authority Hacker, I first really loved the free content, and after following you guys for a while, I went ahead and joined your course.
At the beginning I was a bit afraid that the paid course would just rehash what I had found on the blog and the podcast, but that was not the case at all and I was blown away by the depth and actionability of the tactics I found in the member area.
After following the Authority Hacker tactics for a few years, I think I am quite happy with my situation, my site generates a good 6 figure revenue per year through affiliate marketing.
Thank you Authority Hacker for all the great unique tactics, frameworks, and support!”
To make it as easy for you as possible, we’ve built templates for literally every part of the course. Use these to replicate exactly what we are doing in no time at all.
These templates cover niche research, design, link building, and even full blog content templates. Need to make a product review, epic roundup post or how-to article? There is a template for everything.
Our templates not only save you HOURS of time, but they also ensure you build your site exactly the way we build ours. You could say it’s virtually idiot-proof!
“After selling hundreds of millions of dollars of websites across over 600 transactions, I can say one thing: The websites that come from members of the Authority Hacker courses are consistently high-quality both from their content and link profile.
This makes it extremely easy for us to offer Authority Hacker students 6 or 7 figure exits from their sites if they want it as our success rate selling Authority Hacker member’s sites is 94.1% which is well above the industry average.
If you could only get one course and wanted to build a long-lasting passive income business, then the Authority Hacker courses would be my #1 recommendation based on my past experience where I reviewed and sold many of their member’s businesses.”
The Authority Site System solves this problem 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 like 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.
When you’re done, just fire up Trello, open up the next item and keep going until your site is completely finished!
Hi, my name is Alex and I now build authority sites for living. I learned most of the business through Authority Hacker courses.
I had 2 main goals:
I have now successfully achieved both goals.
I used to build small niche sites in the past, which was a good stepping stone to the authority site model on the path to building a real, long-lasting online business. That’s where Authority Hacker came in.
My main issue was to know what to do next and how to structure my business and processes so they can grow fast without needing too much of my input.
That’s where the Authority Hacker training delivered and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
When you enroll in the Authority Site System today, you’ll get unrestricted access to the private Facebook mastermind group.
After talking with our current students and gathering feedback, 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 people going through the system… PLUS, you have direct communication with the Authority Hacker team.
We are in there every day answering your questions, helping members and encouraging you to take action now.
It’s also a place to ENGAGE with hundreds of other students who’re actively building profitable authority sites. It’s not just a Facebook group, it’s a support system on steroids.
We bought several Authority Hacker students sites in the past, including herepup.com, a site that mentioned several times in the blog for over $200,000.
We like buying Authority Hacker student sites for up to 36x monthly profit because they are built with an extremely solid foundation.
One of the things we look for in the sites we buy is that they will keep generating revenue for a very long time.
That means sites with intelligent keyword research, great content written by non generic writers, and high quality links coming from trusted sites.
Authority Hacker member’s sites usually have all three and I don’t think it’s a coincidence. The Authority Hacker training teaches you how to do all these things in great details. We even use them for our own staff 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: Niche Research & Content Planning
Create a bulletproof plan for your website. We will first do market research together to find the best niche possible, then dive into keyword research.
Module 3: Site Setup
We will setup your new site step by step. No technical knowledge required. You can watch us do it on the demo site, and then copy exactly what we did.
Module 4: Content Production & Outsourcing
We’ll show you how to create content and give you the exact blog post templates to follow for your site. We will also show you how to outsource the production.
Module 5: Intense Link Building
We will show you the most efficient ways to build links. All these tactics are white hat, easy to actually apply even for beginners.
Bonus: Fill The Blank Templates
For each step of the process, we have built custom fill the blank templates so you never start any task in front of a blank document. Just open the links we provide you, watch, fill, done.
over the shoulder
If you are ready to get started building your very own authority site today by enrolling for The Authority Site System, click on the button bellow to get immediate access to all the course material.
One off payment, no hidden recurring fees.
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.
online marketing newbies
If you are looking to get started with 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
If you don’t yet have a site generating at least $1,000 per month, this course is for you. 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.
Gael has over 9 years experience in building and growing websites. He has worked with a wide range of 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.
Along the way, Gael shared his internet marketing knowledge as a speaker at Harvard, Wharton and Oxford university.
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, together they represent the proverbial Ying and Yang of online marketing. If Gael can dream it, Mark can do it.
Simon Legouge - Multi segment entrepreneur
Simon has been in the website game for a while now.
He competes in the most difficult verticals out there (Dating, Finance, E-commerce etc.) and has an active team of 22 people to help him in Chiang Mai.
He usually never buys courses online.
But the Authority Hacker courses completely revamped the way he does link building outreach for his sites and he has never looked back since.
Bizhan Zahidi - 22 years old, 5 figures / month
Bizhan is not your typical high school drop out.
He is smart, passionate and willing to learn but he just did not find himself in the streamlined education system in Germany.
But upon consuming our online material, Bizhan managed to put together a website that makes more money than most of his friends who will complete a masters degree 3 years from now will make in 10 years.
Daniel Chabert - 7 figure authority site owner
Daniel’s story is impressive.
He only started 3 years ago and now generates multiple 7 figures per year and has a team of 140 employees working full time for him.
Daniel used Authority Hacker’s content to come up with new tactics to grow his business or confirm ideas he already had.
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 you’re struggling to profit from it. It will provide you with the correct structure needed to really turn it into a fully fledged business.
You can learn more about The Authority Site System here https://www.authorityhacker.com/system
Authority Hacker Pro
This course is for those who already have a site and are making a modest profit. We generally recommend this if you’re earning over $1,000/month already 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.
The Shotgun Skyscraper Blueprint
This blueprint will teach you everything you need to get started with link building. You’ll need to have a site setup but the age or quality doesn’t matter too much – we’ll talk you through what you need to do.
In short, yes!
The course is regularly updated (yes, even in 2020)
And there are thousands of untapped niches waiting to be explored and profited from.
Of course, there will be competition, but this is true in absolutely every money-making process in existence.
What we provide you with is the knowledge and focus to compete and successfully coexist with other more established players in the field like many of our students already have done.
YES! This course was specifically built with beginners in mind.
In fact, we even dedicated an entire module to walking you through the different business models, and painting a broad picture of online marketing so you understand the WHY behind the rest of the training.
After that, every step is detailed in an over the shoulder fashion. You just need to watch, read and follow along. If you need help at any stage, we can always help you in the private mastermind group.
In the past, we’ve seen complete beginners build and grow sites which now make thousands of dollars per month, including Robert’s story which you can find higher up on the page.
Let’s ask Gael’s favorite question:
Where is the money?
If you have an established site that is comfortably making 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.
Yes, but how much will vary from person-to-person.
All students will be expected to invest SOME money to get access to the specific tools we recommend throughout the course, but this shouldn’t be more than $200-$300.
For those who prefer not to write content or just want to see results faster, you will have the option to invest more money on outsourcing content, which could cost anything from $100 and beyond.
Of course, if you’re happy to write your own content and go at your own pace, the upfront investment will be minimal.
Yes, the course will be updated. We intend to keep selling it and it’s in our best interest to make sure the information is up to date.
We already had several update rounds released or planned for 2020
The updates will always be free of charge for members.
We haven’t explored every one of our competitors courses to find out an exact answer to this.
There’s a good reason for that though.
We’re not interested in simply one-upping or copying our competitors content.
We set out to make a unique course which documents our own knowledge of successfully building a profitable website from start to finish. This is tried and tested stuff which we know works because, well, we’ve done it ourselves and seen the success.
There are many different ways in which you can make money online, and this course shows you our way.
This is where our Facebook group comes in.
Not only can you stay up to date with current trends, but you’ll also be able to ask any questions you might have about building your site.
Our team is on hand to help, but we also have a passionate and helpful community of over 1,500 strong members from all around the world, meaning, no matter where you live or what time of day it is, you’re almost guaranteed to get a prompt response so you can continue working on your site without interruption.
The course was designed from the perspective of building a new site, and really, it should primarily be used by people who are looking to do just that.
We have had some cases of students using this system to improve their existing sites, but if your site is well beyond the beginning stages, we recommend you join Authority Hacker Pro instead.
We’re not going to sugar coat 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 off as your website grows and once you’ve gotten 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 and this 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 that 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 whole lot of freedom in the long run.