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With affiliate marketing being a multi-billion dollar business, there is no shortage of affiliate marketing training products and services out there. Some provide training via videos, some are in eBook format, while others are presented as podcasts. But what all of them have in common is one thing: they cost money, whether it be a monthly membership cost or a one-time fee.
Whenever you hear the word free these days, it’s hard to change your immediate thoughts from scepticism. However, I can tell you that after signing up to the site and reviewing it carefully myself, that 6 Day Weekend is legitimately free without any BS.
What’s pleasantly surprising, is that there are no upsells or a myriad of ads blockading you from the content. I was able to sign-up and watch any of the 90+ videos without any hassle.
Upon purchasing this paid review, Sean Morrissy, the creator of 6 Day Weekend wrote to me:
“I am looking to create some paid products in the future, but I want to give away a ton of stuff first, hence the free videos.”
So the free videos are a way of building both credibility and awareness at the same time for those of you who are wondering why or how the videos are being given away for free.
Now, there is one small link on the site where Sean is promoting his one-on-one mentorship program, but he is in no way pushing it on you and it is only mentioned on one page.
While Sean Morrissy never directly states exactly how much he is making from affiliate marketing, from what I have gathered after listening to a number of videos, I’d estimate he’s making anywhere from around $30,000 to $100,000 a month.
He has a 15-minute video on the site which summarizes and condenses his life story well which I recommend listening to. It it told very humorously yet earnestly and some of the stories include: spies, porn, and an eBook product he created which was targeted for people who were going to jail teaching them how to prepare for going to jail, lol.
In order to watch the videos on the site, you’ll need to create an account.
Fortunately, signing up is painless and only requires a username and password. I managed to sign up, log in, and start watching my first video literally within about 10-12 seconds. I didn’t even need to confirm my e-mail.
It’s weird though… while I was able to log in immediately after creating my account, I received an e-mail that said:
“Before we can let you login, we want to be certain we have your permission.“
It contained an AWeber subscription link, but I never did end up clicking on it. My assumption is that it was intended for members to have to click on that link (thus subscribing to the AWeber list) in order to have their account authenticated and approved before being able to watch the videos, but if that is the case, then it does not appear to be working properly since I was able to log in without doing so.
This is something Sean and his programmer Paul might want to look into as he’ll be losing out on double opt-in AWeber leads until the glitch is fixed.
Indeed, 6 Day Weekend was just launched last week so it is likely the case that it’s just a temporary glitch.
In any case, signing up is painless and fast.
There are currently over 90 videos available on the site, covering topics such as: Pay Per Click, Research, Social Marketing, and SEO to name a few. Each topic has a lot of videos for pertaining to that particular topic.
For example, some of the Pay Per Click topic videos include: Making Full use of your Google Conversion Code, Unleashing AdBrite Advertising, and Creating Landing Pages that Google falls in Love with.
At first, I thought that there was a total of 36 videos (3 per topic), which is already a lot of videos for free, but I was wrong. If you look at the Lessons page as shown in the screenshot below, you can see how that is an easy mistake to make:
After e-mailing Sean asking him why he told me that there were 90 videos available when I could only count 36, he replied informing that each category, or topic, was linked to more videos!
So in fact, some categories actually have over a dozen videos each (as opposed to just 3) as seen in the below screenshot!:
The average video is around 8-minutes-long which may seem short but actually isn’t too bad. There is a lot of valuable information packed into each one so you do feel that you have learned something after even only 8-minutes.
Surprisingly, even averaging only 8-minutes per video, with over 90 videos that works out to 12 hours of video content. Let me rephrase that: that’s 12 hours of free video content.
That’s pretty freaking amazing when you think about it. What 6 Day Weekend is giving away for free with virtually no upsells or sales pitches, others are charging literally hundreds (or even thousands) for. I hate to sound like a pitchman myself, but that really is amazing.
The actual content on the videos is actually quite good. They are not full of a lot of hyperbolic statements or claims that so many other products consist of, and are not done in an over-the-top greasy salesman way either. They are simple, straight-to-the-point videos without a lot of fluff.
I actually really recommend watching them. There is a lot of good information there and it’s always good to learn new things, or even relearn things you may already know but may have forgotten about.
Some of the videos are especially good such as: How to pick the best Products to Promote in which Sean explains in detail how he decides which offers to promote by comparing landing pages, traffic ranking, and market saturation.
Now, the videos don’t reveal anything ‘secret’ or never-heard-of-before marketing techniques, but that’s simply because there are no secrets. Most of the videos are common-sense business and marketing techniques, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn a thing or two from them.
I would say that for skill level, that the videos are most useful for newer or beginning affiliate marketers, but like anything there is always something that experienced marketers could learn and benefit from.
In fact, I’d be surprised if there is anyone out there who could walk away after watching all the videos without learning anything.
Since this is a review, I thought I’d provide a few quick suggestions to Sean.
First, I’d recommend adding a free forum to the site. While it’s nice as it is, being very simplistic and all, one of the best ways to learn affiliate marketing is simply by discussing it with others.
Whether or not Sean decides to provide personal help on the forum or not, it would still be handy for users to discuss what they have learned from the videos with one another.
My only other suggestion would be to make it more apparent that there are more videos available for each topic! If I managed to think that there were only 3 videos per topic then I’m sure others would too.
A simple “More Videos” link would suffice, or even better, a number in parentheses stating the total number of videos in each category (Ex. Social Marketing (13)).
As mentioned earlier, the one thing that Sean links to on the site that isn’t free is his mentorship program.
What Sean is offering is a complete one-on-one mentorship program in which he acts as your personal affiliate marketing mentor to help you make money online. He has several testimonials from others he has helped, and insinuates that the least you should be making afterwards is $5,000 a month.
It is a great idea and is presented well. In fact, I have personally played with the idea myself of getting a true super affiliate to teach me in return for me being able to promote them. But Sean Morrissy’s mentorship program, which runs for 6-months, doesn’t seem very 1-on-1 to me.
First, you only get a 30-minute Skype call with him each week. That is not very much time, and if you’re anything like me, you could talk for hours without even realizing it.
Secondly, you are given “3 emergency emails’ a week in which you can contact Sean for important questions or concerns.
Finally, students must sign a contract. What the contract consists of is unknown to the public, but it would be nice to be able to view it before considering purchasing the mentorship program (such as it being linked to in a PDF file).
I hate limits, and a true mentorship program shouldn’t have them. I understand that Sean’s time is valuable, and indeed certain limits may need to be put into place especially if there are a lot of students, but a 30-minute call a week is nothing in my opinion. I personally would want somebody who is online everyday and who could help me at least several times per week.
I’d want them to be able to connect to my computer and help me tweak my campaigns, tell me what I’m doing wrong, how I can improve, etc. A 30-minute-a-week phone call is far too detached for me.
The price for the 6-month mentorship program is $3,000. While that may seem expensive, it’s really not depending on what you get out of it as a result. If you end up making $7,500 a month, you’ve given good credit to the “teach a man to fish” adage.
My issue with Sean’s mentorship program is therefore not with the price tag, but with the amount of actual one-on-one time being offered. Doing the math, a 6-month program is 24 weeks priced at $3,000. With a 30-minute Skype call once a week, that works out to a total of 12-hours, or $250/hour.
So essentially you’re paying $250/hour.
I don’t want to rag on his mentorship program too much though. After all, I DO love the idea of it. I would just like to see it improved with more actual one-on-one time to where I’d feel like I’m really being taught well and being taken care of. After all, while $3,000 may not be a lot to a super affiliate like Sean, it’s a month’s salary for most people.
6 Day Weekend is an affiliate marketing video training site which is 100% free.
There is literally 12-hours (approximately) of useful video content available right at your fingertips.
I’m sure some of you have wanted to buy a lot of other products and training services out there but couldn’t afford the $59-$499 price tag they require.
Here’s your solution.