I just got IM Newbie inside a special ‘COVID-19 Rescue Bundle’ that includes other products like Blaze and One Minute Free Traffic.
So I thought I’d review it just for YOU, my novice buddy!
Apparently, it’s a training course that can take beginner affiliate marketers from ZERO to $1,000+ in 30 days or less.
Sheesh, that’s one heck of a bold claim!
But will this course really put you on track to making a full-time living online within the next month – that’s the golden question?
Jump into THIS unbiased review to find out…
At a Quick Glance
Name: IM Newbie (IM).
Owner: Kevin Fahey.
Cost: $9.95 (+ resource fees) + Upsells.
My Score: 6/10.
- Low front-end cost
- Step-by-step newbie-friendly video tutorials
- Replay webinars + bonuses
- Facebook support group
- 30-day returns policy
- Some training’s a little dated
- It only covers the basics of affiliate marketing
- Comes with upsells
Inside IM Newbie, you’re basically gonna learn about blogging, email list building and driving traffic via social media.
In my honest opinion, the course is a great starting point if you wanna learn the ropes of affiliate marketing.
BUT because it only really covers the basics (not to mention the fact that it takes a fair amount of time and effort to see results)…
Personally, I find it hard to believe that a newbie will rake in $1K within a 30-day period of implementing said strategies.
So don’t expect IN to be some magical system.
Final Verdict: Legit (Recommended).
But before scrolling further, see my #1 recommended noob-friendly program for generating a passive income via the concept of affiliate marketing.
What is IM Newbie All About, You Say?
According to Fahey, IM Newbie is a training program that’s designed to take noobs from $0 – $1,000 in affiliate commissions inside 30 days.
More specifically, it’s a proven step-by-step system comprising 30+ video lessons split up into 6 modules.
Fahey also claims that it’s the same system that’s helped him to build a solid 6-figure online Biz – banking him $20K – $30K per month!
I must admit, those are some pretty bold statements made by the guy, right?
But if there’s one thing I love about Fahey’s brightly-coloured sales page, is that he’s upfront with you about what it takes to succeed.
In terms of finding the right mentor to teach you the basics of internet and affiliate marketing…
Instead of chasing down all the “easy-button – magic loophole – secret method – get-rich-quick overnight” crap (which I 100% agree with).
Basically, sh*t like Paid2Post, My Commission Bootcamp, Automatic Home Websites, and Zendyx, to name a few scams.
But enough of my ramblings LOL, let’s find out what IN has in store for you, yeah?…
How IM Newbie Works: A Quick Run Through of The Modules
Inside the members’ area, there are 30+ video tutorials (ranging from 2 to 30 minutes apiece) that are broken down into different modules.
Module #1: Hosting & Set up (7 Videos)
If you have no clue on getting your own free website set up from scratch, then this teaches you all about:
Buying your domain name and web hosting, getting to grips with a cPanel, email set up, database installation, file manager, uploading via FTP, and PHP admin.
All this “geek-speak” may seem alien to you at first.
But you’ll understand it a bit better as you work through the module.
But it’s necessary to follow these lessons to the letter in order to move on to and implement the next module…
Module #2: WordPress Set up (6 videos)
In this module, Fahey helps you to get your new blog up and running.
By showing you how to install WordPress and a theme, and generally teaching you about settings, menus, sidebar widgets, and plugins.
In my experience, WordPress is the absolute best platform to use if you wanna blog your way to huge success online.
So I think it’s great that Fahey covers the basic ins and outs of WordPress in his training.
BUT if you want more in-depth training on starting a blog from scratch, then the FIMP training course is a brill alternative.
Not that I’m discrediting IN, of course. 😛
Module #3: List Building (7 Videos)
“The money’s in the list”, as they say, right?
Besides building a blog, having your own list is one of the greatest assets you can have as an affiliate marketer.
Because it means you can market your offers as and when you choose to your subscribers.
In a nutshell; you have your own organic traffic source (consisting of repeat buyers) on tap.
So Fahey helps you to build a squeeze page, connect an autoresponder, set up a Thank You page, create your first email, and split test your results.
And in case your’re wondering what tools you’ll be using to get the job done…
Optimize Press and Aweber are the dude’s recommendations.
Module #4: Social Media (6 Videos)
In this section, Fahey not only explains the importance of social media when it comes to building a successful Biz online.
But also guides you on setting up a Facebook fan page, YouTube channel, Google+ page, and Twitter account.
Plus, you’ll learn how to integrate social media into your squeeze page/blog, and even send Aweber broadcasts to your Twitter page.
However, some aspects of this section are slightly outdated.
Because today, the buzz is around creating Facebook groups as opposed to fan pages.
Furthermore, Google+ is now defunct. So good luck with that one.
Unfortunately, Fahey doesn’t cover setting up Instagram and Pinterest accounts either – which are also dominant platforms.
Module #5: Generating Traffic (5 Videos)
This module is probably the best pick of the bunch, in my opinion.
Because Fahey goes over effective paid and free methods of driving traffic to your blog and/or squeeze page and generating leads.
Firstly, he covers publishing your first blog post and monetizing your blog by promoting affiliate offers on it.
Followed by walkthroughs on installing a Facebook audience tracking pixel on your website and leveraging the world of paid FB ads.
For the icing on the cake, Fahey even dives into helping you to locate profitable niches to build a business around.
Well, when I say niches, the focus is on just the one.
Where he guides you through MunchEye, JVZoo, and WarriorPlus to find products to promote for quick commissions.
But the downside is that the 3 said marketplaces all revolve around the ‘online money-making’ niche. Ugh.
It’s not just highly competitive, but there’s A LOT of hyped-up and sub-par stuff to promote, especially on WarriorPlus.
So it’s in your best interests to work in a niche and promote products that your actually PASSIONATE about instead.
This is what my #1 recommendation (Wealthy Affiliate) teaches you. 😉
Module #6: Conclusion & Bonus
Inside this module, Fahey doesn’t just wrap things up on his lessons.
But he offers you his ‘Dropout Entrepreneur’ ebook, access to his Facebook group, a training webinar, and some Biz in a box thing.
OK, maybe I was telling you porkies when I said there are 6 modules because there’s now a *GASP* 7th one!
Module #7: Live IM Newbie Training 2020 (5 Videos)
This last module offers you a bunch of webinar replays to watch:
- cPanel Hosting & Domain Set up
- WordPress Settings
- Setting up a List Building Funnel
- Using Social Media to Grow Your Business
- Traffic Generation
Basically, it’s more up-to-date training on some topics from the previous modules.
Whether Fahey plans to build on the 5 webinars, I haven’t the faintest idea.
But still, this section’s a great add-on nevertheless.
What’s The Cost to Buy IM Newbie, You Say?
The good news is that the price is just $9.95, which is fairly reasonable for the level of value you get from IN.
But there will be fees for a domain + hosting, squeeze page builder, autoresponder, and Facebook ads should you decide to implement the strategies.
Additionally, there are the following optional upgrades:
- ‘IM Affiliate Funnel’ = $27
- ‘IM Product Launch’ = $37
- ‘Traffic Facebook Masters’ = $47
In all honesty, the upsells aren’t badly priced either because there’s plenty more invaluable training to come from Fahey.
But obviously, there will still be that word called “HARD WORK” involved for the upsells to potentially pay off.
Final Conclusion: Is IM Newbie a Scam?
Certainly not, how dare you ask that question!
In all honesty, if you’re a total beginner in the affiliate marketing world, then Kevin Fahey’s training course is worth a shot.
Because for just 10 bucks, Fahey offers some decent mentorship (+ golden nuggets thrown in for good measure) to start you off on the right foot.
However, there are the odd few videos that are slightly dated.
And it’s likely that you’ll need to buy the upsells to make progress with IN too.
Because the $9.95 version only scratches the surface of affiliate marketing, blogging, list building, social media, and paid ads.
Which is why making $1,000 in your first 30 days with IN is debatable, in my book.
Trust me, this “online money-making” rabbit hole runs deep…
Because there’s a heck of a lot to learn and apply as a beginner before those first sales and commissions roll in.
But before you dash off, see the #1 way to start your affiliate marketing quest for $0…
Where you’ll get a free SiteRubix website and a real taste of the essential tools, step-by-step training & 24/7 community support for creating a profitable Biz.
Your buddy, Neil 😀
Got any questions or thoughts to share on IN? Please hop on the conversation below…
Of course the make 1000$ in a month promise was going to be too good to be true, they always are…
There is no shortcut to wealth, you have to put in the effort and hours and people who promise you can get there easily might not be actual scammers but they are lying in a way.
I wish people stopped believing they can just get money by following “my 3 easy steps”… If it was the case, everyone would be a millionaire. You have to be willing to put in the work if you aim to reap the reward, with this just like everything else.
I couldn’t agree more, Kit! Because it requires time to learn the skills and then time applying said skills to earn an income online.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re doing organic or paid internet and affiliate marketing strategies – the principles are always the same.
IM Newbie has some money-making potential, but not $1K in a month, in my experience.
Well, for the price, IM Newbie does look like value for money.
But having been doing affiliate marketing for a few years now, there is probably not much to learn from a course like this if you want to take your training to the next level.
Maybe it is a great way to start out if you are on a low budget as you can learn quite a lot.
However as far as making money in a month, unless by luck, I tend to agree with you that this is a bold claim.
Indeed, IMN is totally worth the cost from a novice standpoint.
But if you’re looking for next-level internet and affiliate education, it’s either you buy the upsells or try THIS program (the best option).
Even if you were to learn the ropes of marketing affiliate offers via paid ads, it would still take longer than 30 days to see any decent return on your money. So I think Kevin needs to retract his statement and make a more realistic one for newbs.