A big welcome to my First-Time Internet Marketing Profits (FIMP) review!
THE ONLY honest and unbiased one that DOESN’T funnel you into Wealthy Affiliate!
If you’re itching to build a successful online Biz, then Ian Pribyl has exactly what you need to scratch that itch and earn a full-time income.
So sink your teeth into this review to discover what he’s got lined up for you…
Name: First-Time Internet Marketing Profits (FIMP).
Cost: 100% Free or $297 or 3x $127. (Get Your $0 FIMP Training Here).
Creator: Ian Pribyl (aka “Pribs”).
My Score: 9/10.
Summary: The greatest thing about Ian Pribyl is that he doesn’t walk you down the garden path like a lot of hyped-up product creators and scamsters out there.
He’s an honest guy who’s designed FIMP as a platform that shows you EXACTLY what’s needed for success as a blogger without the fluff.
Trust me, I’ve followed his training to the letter, and what he teaches you REALLY works.
It’s just down to you to do all the donkey work for it to pay off.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the FULL ins and outs of FIMP…
What’s First-Time Internet Marketing Profits All About?
Simply put, FIMP gives you all the building blocks you need for creating a sustainable money-making business as an Affiliate Marketer or around any other path you choose.
The great thing about Ian’s in-depth step-by-step video course is that it’s specifically for “noobs” looking for a starting point online and somebody to guide them by the hand.
Which, BTW, Pribs does exceptionally well at, in my opinion.
So, KUDOS to that man.
How FIMP’s Training Packs a Powerful Punch…
First of all, being a “free” member of FIMP allows you to access 46 text and screen-based lessons that are super duper easy to follow.
The lessons cover starting a blog from scratch, doing keyword research and SEO, and writing content that gets rankings and traffic.
Basically, everything you need to know for building a profitable blog.
But What About Training as a “Paid” Member?
When you pay upggrade your membership, Ian delivers his training in “video” format to simplify your learning process even more.
You’ll receive video training on the following topics:
Getting started, mindset, niche selection, website building, keyword research, rankable content, website promotion + traffic, and the best part… “making money”.
But before diving into the training head first, there’s a couple of must-see intro videos from the “pasty-looking-red-headed” Ian.
Soz Pribs, you said it. 😛
Joking aside, the main (23.40 minute) fluff-free intro basically covers what FIMP has in store and what lies ahead if you work your socks off.
Then follows the quick (3.22 minute) ‘200-Second FIMP Orientation’ video – where Pribs urges you to fully commit to his training without falling for the “shiny object” BS.
Now let’s get to the meat on the bone, shall we?
Section #1: The Only Way Anyone Gets Rich Online…
Lesson 1.1 How To Use This Course To Build a Five-to-Six-Figure Internet Business (6.39 mins)
This quick video is basically another intro reinforcing Ian’s message.
Where, he also emphasises that hard work, quality work, and time are the 3 components of success.
1.2 The ONLY Four Paths to Wealth Online (27.14 mins)
From Ian’s wealth of experience, he briefly discusses the 4 types of online Biz models and even covers the “reverse math”.
Breaking down the exact formula for earning a desired income with each path.
Rounded off by highlighting the 3 core competencies for higher profit margins.
Pribs really simplifies the processes and states that you only need to focus on 1 wealth path + 1 core competency + 1 traffic method for success.
1.3 How to Keep The “Free Training” River Flowing (3.11 mins)
This isn’t so much of a lesson, but more of a brief message about the term “reciprocity” – basically asking you to show the FIMP and its fam some love in return.
Section #2: Essential Mindset Training For Success…
Lesson 2.1 The ONLY Way to Guarantee Your Success Online (18.58 mins)
From Ian’s own journey and the patterns he’s seen, he says adopting the right mindset is the difference between success and failure online.
This Lesson covers the “Get-Rich-Quick” fairy-tale, setting realistic vs. unrealistic income goals, and the 1 common trait of successful webpreneurs (which is forging an “iron” mindset).
2.2 What to Expect in The Coming Weeks/Months (23.33 mins)
Simply put, this video is centered around the topic of “goal setting”.
Covered inside, are the realistic benchmarks to expect when it comes to time + monetary investment (during your first year) and generating a passive income down the road.
2.3 How to Guarantee You Achieve Your Goals (17.28 mins)
OK, so back to goal setting.
First of all, Pribs covers the all-important questions of “when can I make money and how much?” – explaining why they’re impossible to answer.
And Secondly, he says that setting monetary goals makes zero sense, since they’re out of your control.
Instead, he recommends setting “action-based” goals you’re in control of – also giving you a bunch of examples.
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Section #3: Picking & Polishing The Perfect Niche…
Lesson 3.1 Unearthing The PERFECT Niche For You (34.17 mins)
Mr. Pale arms (lol) talks about chasing money vs. providing value – strongly emphasizing that making VALUE your #1 priority will lead to traffic and an income.
Followed by a discussion on the best ways to go about choosing a niche and then jotting down some broad niche ideas ready to roll with for the next videos.
3.2 Broad Niches vs. Narrow Niches; What’s TOO Narrow? (25.14 mins)
Digging a little deeper into niche selection, Pribs explains the difference between the broad/narrow extremes and highlights the pros and cons of both.
The aim of this lesson is to help you refine or eliminate a handful of your niche ideas from the previous lesson.
3.3 Are You Dealing With a “Buying Audience”? (23 mins)
This topic is of the utmost importance because it’s gonna mean the difference between making little or no money at all to raking in a full-time income.
You’ll learn what a buying audience is, why “freeloaders” are bad for business (kinda), and generally how to produce profitable website content.
3.4 How Scared Should You be of Competition? (12.46 mins)
Pribs explains why having competitors’ is actually a GOOD sign, how you can topple them, and even shares the most competitive/profitable niches.
But there is one exception when it comes to your competition, which he also covers.
3.5 (Painless) Internet Marketing Economics (8.47 mins)
In a nutshell, you’re gonna be taught some highly important money-making factors that will set you up for big success.
3.6 Good Niche, Bad Niche – A Breakdown of Multiple Examples (36.59 mins)
Pribs shares plenty of real-world concrete examples of the types of niches to avoid vs. some awesome ideas serving as inspiration for your own niche selection.
3.7 Making Sense of The Tornado Inside Your Head & When to Move on (17.43 mins)
This lesson basically finalises things – helping you to understand everything you’ve learned as far as niche discovery goes, and also when to throw in the towel on a niche that you’re having real difficulties with.
Section #4: Building Your Website…
Lesson 4.1 Winter Is Coming – Preparing for Website Setup & Design (16.22 mins)
In this video, Mr. #funnelhacker discusses why you NEED a website, overcoming the challenges that lie ahead, and generally being unafraid of the website building process.
He basically prepares you for battle (hence the Game Of Thrones reference).
4.2 The Anatomy of a Perfect Domain Name (26.12 mins)
Here, the domain name selection process is broken down into a set of simple rules to follow for easily choosing the domain name you desire.
Additionally, Pribs lists a bunch of cool tools/registrars for assisting with your efforts, and even shows you how to use a couple of the tools.
4.3 The Best Place to Register Your Domain Names (16.48 mins)
First of all, Pribs discusses the 3 options for registering your domain name: Hosting company vs. GoDaddy vs. NameCheap.
Followed by a video walk-through of him registering his chosen domain (ruetattoo.com) through NameCheap.
4.4 Securing Hosting for Your Website (13.32 mins)
Here, there’s a discussion on webhosting followed by a brief walkthrough of purchasing your webhosting via BlueHost (Ian’s best and most cost-effective recommendation).
4.4.1 Off to The Races (REQUIRED Viewing (6.15 mins)
OK, it’s crunch time. You’re either “all in” or you’re out on your ear (kinda) lol…
Ian kindly asks if you can support the FIMP fam in order to keep it operational – whether it’s buying:
- Webhosting via his BlueHost affiliate link
- Thrive Themes (WordPress Theme) via his affiliate link
- ‘IMP’ (his advanced training)
- Or a donation of $147+ via PayPal
Once you’ve made some sort of contribution to FIMP, then it’s giddy up horsey!
The following sections and video tutorials will be unlocked:
- 4.5 Linking Your Domain & Hosting Account
- 4.6 Why WordPress is The ONLY Platform You Should Use
- 4.7 How to Install WordPress in <5 Minutes
- 4.8 Stripping All of The Default Crap From WordPress
- 4.9 Setting Your Business up For Profit in WordPress
- 4.9.1 Yoast’s Settings Have Moved – How to Find & Change Them
- 4.10 Choosing Your Theme & Crucial Design Tips
- 4.10.1 How to Check if Your Theme is Mobile Responsive
- 4.11 Creating Your Site’ “Core Content” & Menu
- 4.12 Setting up Google Analytics & GSC For All Kinds of Helpful Data
Section #5: Keyword Research…
- 5.1 How Keyword Research Will Make or Break Your Entire Business
- 5.2 The Anatomy of a “Perfect” Keyword
- 5.3 How we Use Keywords to Ignite Our Content
- 5.4 Qualified Traffic vs. Unqualified Traffic
- 5.5 Finding Keywords Using Free Keyword Tools
- 5.6 Finding Keywords Quicker & More Easily Using Premium Keyword Tools
- 5.6.1 Long Tail Pro Deep Dive – Hunting Down Low Competition Keywords
Section #6: Content That Gets Ranked…
- 6.1 “Inch Wide, Mile Deep” – How to Create High-Quality Content
- 6.2 Preparing Content & Creating an Outline
- 6.3 How to Format Content For The Web
- 6.4 Where to Find High-Quality, Free Royalty- Free Images
- 6.5 Everything You Need to Know About on-Page SEO
- 6.6 How Often to Post New Content
- 6.7 An Over-The-Shoulder Tour of High-Quality Content Creation
- 6.8 When Do The Rankings Come?
Section #7: Website Promotion & Traffic…
- 7.1 The “Post & Pray” Method – The Simplest Time-Tested Path to Success
- 7.2 Social Media (For What It’s Worth)
- 7.3 Video Marketing
- 7.4 Discussing Automated Traffic & Traffic Networks
- 7.5 A Brief Discussion About Paid Traffic & Who Should Pursue it
- 7.6 Other Excellent Resources
Section #8: Now, How Do I Make Money?…
- 8.1 When & How to Monetize Your Content
- 8.2 … What Now?
I may not have followed this training platform in its entirety, since I already started an online Biz way before the birth of FIMP.
But also, after feasting my eyes on Ian’s ‘From Nothing’ book (a Kindle version of FIMP) from cover-to-cover – I can say with 100% conviction, that his training really is second to none.
And in addition to those tutorials, Ian chucks in bonus training on Google, email marketing, Facebook ads, and more…
FIMP’s Supplemental Stuff…
And if that’s not enough, there’s even a free stack of supplemental training videos from Pribs covering:
- Focus on Becoming The Person Who Can Achieve Your Dreams (7.08 mins)
- A Clinically Proven Way to Become “10% Happier” (11.59 mins)
- Does This Stuff Really Work (16.48 mins)
- Funnels & Landing Page Builders vs. FIMP (11.41 mins)
- How Exercise is Scientifically Proven to Make You a Better Business Owner (10.10 mins)
- Calculating a Niche’s Value (10.17 mins)
- How to Correctly Build a Website That Covers Multiple Topics in The Same Niche (12.48 mins)
- Evaluating “High Ticket” Coaching Programs (5.26 mins)
- Should I Try to Run More Than One Website? (8.04 mins)
- Stay Your Lane (7.01 mins)
- The Best Solution I’ve Found For Struggling With Motivation (18.21 mins)
- When Should I Start Building an Email List? (5.49 mins)
- Why FIMP Depends on Members Sharing More Than Any Other Training or Community in This Industry (9.17 mins)
And if you really wanna spice up your results online, you can purchase ‘IMP’ – which delivers 12 months worth of new topics on:
- White Hat Linkbuilding
- Video Marketing Made Easy
- Grey Hat SEO: PBNs Done Right
- Conversion Optimization
- Google Analytics & Search Console Essentials
- How to Maximize Revenue of a Site w/ Traffic
- Email Marketing
- Facebook Ad Basics
- Advanced Facebook Ads
- Building Profitable eCom & Dropshipping Stores
- Craeting a Membership Website
- Sourcing Your Own Physical Products
- How NOT to Launch a Kickstarter
- Getting Local Websites Ranked in Google
- How to Dependably Hire on UpWork
I’ve not personally gone through this advanced training.
But if the invaluable stuff inside FIMP is anything to go by – then you can bet your sweet bippy that IMP is gonna blow your mind.
Does FIMP Equip You With The Tools of The Trade?
Sadly not, I’m afraid.
But then again, the platform wouldn’t be “free” with the inclusion of tools, now would it? 😛
In all seriousness though, Pribs shows you how to set up and use some of the best free/inexpensive tools/services that are essential for creating a successful site.
What I like about the dude’s recommendations is that he doesn’t make ya head spin with a GAZILLION different resources.
Is Help & Support at Hand From FIMP?
Yeah, you bet there is!
First up, there’s an active private Facebook group consisting of 6,000+ members (at the time of updating this review) – where you can mingle with and pick the brains of the FIMP fam.
Even, Pribs himself, regularly chimes in to introduce new members’ and offer a helping hand.
My Experience With The FIMP Fam is Epic…
Back in March 2019, I reached the point where I was so p*ssed off with the lack of success from my site, that I hit up the FIMPers for their advice.
To cut a long story short, Pribs and his clan helped to identify that Wealthy Affiliate’s “Jaaxy” keyword tool is a pile of pants and recommended that I try keyword research “the FIMP way”.
So I did just that, and I’m so glad I made the transition.
In addition to the FB group, you can reach out to Ian via his email address.
However, when you join the supporters’ group, you’ll receive more advanced support from Pribs and others.
RECOMMENDED: Grab The Kindle Format of FIMP – It’ll Knock Ya Socks Off!
Is The Cost of FIMP Really $0? “C’mon, Spill The Beans, Neil”…
There has been some debate over the price since you have to invest in a service to progress, but…
YES, FIMP is 100% free.
However, with that said, the “video” training version comes at a cost of $297 or 3x payments of $127 if you can’t afford the one-time fee.
But if you have the budget to do so and really wanna push the boat out, ‘IMP’ is available for $997/year.
FIMP vs. Wealthy Affiliate (WA) – When Two Tribes Go to War…
This seems to be a sore subject among some FIMPers and WAers because the two communities teach the same principles of blogging, SEO, and affiliate marketing.
But which path should you choose – FIMP or WA?
To be perfectly honest, both are amazeballs for various reasons.
Firstly, Let’s Talk About FIMP
It may not provide everything you need under one umbrella.
But FIMP sure as hell provides in-depth training, great support, and especially with it being $0 – makes it ideal for those needing to keep their costs down.
However, I think Pribs could cover the “Affiliate Marketing” side of things in more detail.
Like, how to find and apply to affiliate programs, and add links within your content, etc.
As For Wealthy Affiliate…
It provides stacks of training, tools/services, and support under the same roof.
The only difference is that WA costs $49/month or $359/year.
However, while I hold nothing against WA, there are more cons to it than FIMP, in my opinion.
First of all, WA doesn’t go into as much depth as FIMP when it comes to niche selection and keyword research training.
Also, WA fails to teach topics like “mindset” and “economics” – which are must-know subjects that are gonna set you up for much bigger success down the road.
But instead of boring you to tears with my WA pet hates, read about them here.
RECOMMENDED: Get Yourself a Copy of ‘From Nothing’ – FIMP’s Gorgeous Twin Sister!
PROS vs CONS of FIMP
- It’s not gonna cost you a sausage for text training
- The training’s meaty, simple & easy to follow
- There’s free supplemental training
- Offers an email address + a free active Facebook group for support
- Newbies can start & grow a Biz for <$200 in their first year – using the tools/services Pribs recommends
- There’s advanced video & IMP training + support available to purchase
- You’ll get bonus training & goodies when you upgrade
- Pribs is a likable, enthusiastic, down-to-earth & an honest kinda guy who has your best interests at heart when it comes to learning digital marketing
- There’s not enough guidance on the subject of affiliate marketing, for my liking
- There’s a mountain of training to get through (which, is also a positive – depending on how you see it)
- No in-house tools or resources to go hand-in-hand with the training/support
- Some folks may consider IMP as costly yearly expense
Final Thoughts: Is First-Time Internet Marketing Profits Worth it?…
I kid you not, FIMP really IS one of those “like nothing you’ve ever seen or heard of before” programs because Pribs really does go to Infinity and Beyond.
With the volume of value inside the platform, it actually puts the majority of “costly” ‘make money’ products to real shame.
So if you’re after an awesome starting point online (without breaking the bank), then FIMP is just the ticket.
So whatcha waiting for?
==> Become a Free Member of FIMP Here!
Your Friend, Neil 😀
If you have any questions or thoughts on FIMP to share – We’d LOVE to hear your comments below…
The FREE FIMP course that you describe above doesn’t exist?
It’s called ‘First-Time Internet Marketing Profits’ now & has undergone some changes.
Just need to update this review lol. But cheers Mike.
Wao! This seems to be a great option. And I believe it doesn’t compete with Wealthy Affiliate because I understand the main advantage of Wealthy Affiliate is that it has many tools in one place.
But to offer tools it can’t be free. And FIMP’s main advantage is that it makes affiliate marketing affordable to everybody. Nice to know this project exists! Thumbs up!
I agree, FIMP can’t compete with WA on the tools/services front.
But it sure as hell competes with WA when it comes to the training and support side of things.
Cheers, Henry! 🙂
I really enjoyed your article and am going to look into FIMP a little more closely.
I feel that there is no reason not to try and get as much education on the subject of Affiliate Marketing as a person can. Where one training lacks the other may be strong and vise versa and to combine the two can be simply AMAZING.
It can also be a help to others that cannot grasp concepts easily, sometimes if it is explained in another way it just kind of clicks. There is no shame in that at all. Everyone learns differently. So you did a great job with your article and I am very interested in what FIMP is all about. Thank you.
Hey Leeann, that’s great! 🙂
I’m 100% in agreement! Diversification is important as it can lead to bigger long term success – just as long as you don’t put your eggs in too many baskets at once, of course.
You’re very welcome!
Well, it’s for free so no harm in checking it out and as for $200 yearly expense is an acceptable price. I’m actually interested in lessons about economics and mindset to see what else I can gain from it.
I guess both WA and FIMP are great platforms for affiliate marketing. It sure does have both advantages and disadvantages that affect its users.
Just as long as FIMP and WA can help bloggers grow then all praises to both. Anyway, doesn’t FIMP have a community interaction in the system itself? I’m ok with Facebook, I’m just wondering do members have to go to a different FB for support.
FIMP contains quite a lot of invaluable knowledge that most programs fail to teach or tend to skim over. But with FIMP and WA combined, you’ve got a real powerhouse on your hands!
Unfortunately, there’s no in-house community with FIMP. But in my opinion, having access to a FB group is so much better for a number of reasons.
This is a post that really does make me think, the modules and training are very good, or appear so, as I have not personally checked them out, drawing comparisons is always difficult as some programs will always have a module more in-depth than another, that is a fact of life.
A good honest article, the only thing that would stop me even having a look is the words “Blue Host” as I have past history.
Still a very good and honest review,
I can assure you, FIMP’s training is second to none.
But also as you say, similar programs have different strengths and weaknesses. That’s why you need to give both FIMP and WA a shot.
To be honest, there’s no such thing as a perfect webhosting provider. The same also applies to any tool or service online. But if BlueHost is good enough for Pribs, then I absolutely trust his recommendation (if ever I decide to venture outside WA).
Cheers, Stuart! 😀
This is interesting to know- an almost free marketing course. I am currently in the same situation as your March 2019 situation. After the Google update on June 3rd, my traffic nose dive like I’ve never seen before. It’s disheartening because I’ve been pumping original well-researched content for the past 2 years and my traffic is now below 100. What have I done wrong? And where should I start improving?
I need more personal guidance from somewhere/someone that WA seems to lack sometimes. Will definitely look into Pribs training. Thanks for pointing it out, Neil!
p/s – Glad to still see you around 🙂
So awesome to hear from you again, my (old school) Bootcamp buddy! 🙂
Sorry to hear you’ve struggled with WA Bootcamp for so long, and it sure as hell doesn’t help when Google plays games (sorta lol) with us.
Unfortunately, I can’t give you definite solutions because us bloggers go off track in different ways.
But I HIGHLY recommend that you join FIMP and also purchase Ian’s ‘From Nothing’ Kindle because his training might just pinpoint where you’re going wrong (just as it’s done for me).
It also doesn’t help that there’s now stiff competition from WA Bootcampers (especially SWAG members) – some of whom are practicing SEO “backlinking” strategies (not taught by WA) to boost their rankings, traffic, and overall success in Google.
Let’s keep up the fight and show em’ who’s boss lol.
I respect your opinion on FIMP against WA. I think the two has the same basic training with the same goal but when it comes to the tools they are very different. In my opinion, WA gives more tools to advance your business. Between the hosting, the affiliate programs and the help of the community via the give and take option. You are likely to grow your business faster with WA.
Thank You. 🙂
Indeed, both WA and FIMP teach the same concepts and have their own strengths and weaknesses.
With the essential tools and services included – WA sure makes the online Biz building process as obstacle-free as possible. But with that said, you still have the exact same opportunity to create a successful empire with FIMP.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to how well you follow the training and how much effort you apply (no matter which platform you choose).
Thanks for the review of Free Internet Marketing Project.
It seems to be the excellent program. Please confirm if I still need to go with paid hosting by FIMP recommendations if I am having my website running with WA premium membership.
Can I avail the benefits of FIMP on my WA website? Does it make sense.
Hey Gaurav, no problem! 🙂
In my own experience, FIMP is nothing short of AWESOME! (And no, I’m not getting paid to say that lol). It’s the honest truth.
Yeah, you can definitely apply Ian’s teachings to your WA website (just as I’m doing). So there’s no need to purchase additional hosting UNLESS you’re planning on building sites outside of WA too.
I really enjoyed reading your review of FIMP. I jumped into the pool of affiliate marketing just over 2 short months ago, and honestly had never heard of FIMP before I found your site.
Since I’ve already gotten past the point of niche selection, domain purchase, and blog creation the FIMP training that would really benefit me is the sections that unlock after a paying a contribution to FIMP.
Since I am already a member of WA and my domain is hosted through their platform (very happy with WA so far), what would your suggestion be on the most cost-effective way of unlocking those training sessions since obviously I do not need web hosting?
Thanks so much for shining a light on this awesome network. I have bookmarked your site and will return for other great tips and advice.
I bet you’re now glad you’ve come across FIMP and its fam, huh? 😉
To be perfectly honest, the whole of Ian’s course will benefit you enormously because you can still apply said steps to any future niche websites you plan on starting.
It’s great that you’re with WA, and I’d say your best bet is to purchase Thrive Themes (premium WordPress template) via Ian’s link because sooner or later you will want a more professional, fun and customizable theme for your site. Not to mention one that can rock when it comes to conversions… “Thrive Themes”.
You’re very welcome, and I appreciate the bookmark. Looking forward to having you here again 🙂
Hi, Neil, I definitely want to give FIMP a shot. While I’m a loyal member of the WA community and always will be, I must say there is no such thing as a perfect platform, and WA certainly can’t cover everything known to man about internet marketing.
Therefore, I’m definitely willing to give FIMP a shot and become a member of both platforms. No reason to go to war here and choose a side when both platforms have their strong suits.
Howdy Todd, good on ya!
I totally agree with everything you’re saying!
There’s nothing wrong with keeping your options open when it comes to learning the ropes of internet and affiliate marketing because it’s gonna equip you with greater knowledge, in my experience. But just don’t overdo it with a bunch of programs at once or things will get messy.
WA + FIMP = an amazing combo. So go for it!
I must admit that I had not heard of FIMP before but now I’ve known what it is. From what you have shared, I clearly can see that it is not a scam or a get rich quick scheme. Especially with the bit on goal setting- actually, actionable goal setting strategy – one can clearly be confident that they are getting authentic training.
I like the way you have structured the course content in a concise manner so that even before one gets to starting to commit they already can analyse the course and find out that it is very deep and a sure way to get good results. Most other training programs do not break down things this deeply until one gets a premium subscription.
Indeed, FIMP is 100% LEGIT without question. The great thing about Ian’s goal-setting training is that he teaches you to set goals from a non-financial logical standpoint rather than from a monetary one.
And Ian sure does deliver the goods (and for $0) before you decide to take the plunge, which makes a refreshing change in the internet marketing arena.
Glad you liked my review layout. Only the VERY best for my readers. 😉
I’m still new to the online marketing platform and I’m just learning the ropes.
Your review on FIMP is very comprehensive, and I like the fact that there is a step by step guide. I believe this method will keep me on track in terms of training.
And 100% free? This is a great opportunity to test it out as I have nothing to lose.
I just signed up, will come back with how things will go.
Thanks for the review Neil.
We all have to start from the bottom, Carol.
I appreciate the compliment, and FIMP sure will carry you to online success as long as you follow the training and never give up.
And YUP, Ian’s training won’t cost you a single penny. So jump in with both feet.
I look forward to hearing all about your journey with the platform, and you’re very welcome! 🙂
PS Neil… I’m not doing a blog… but an online business. For profit. Don’t try to downplay FIMP on starting a blog. And if I don’t see both these comments moderated correctly…
I’ll blast your lack of integrity even more on social.
I’ve never laughed so hard in my life!!! LOL!!! You do actually realize that “building a BLOG” IS “creating an ONLINE BUSINESS”… for “PROFITS!” Isn’t that what FIMP teaches, correct me if I’m wrong?
And secondly, I started blogging in 2013 (way before FIMP was born). So everything I share within this review and on my blog, in general – ALL comes from everything I’ve learned and implemented (aka “experience”). So if I wanna help folks to start a FREE blog ==> HERE , then that’s exactly what I will do.
So please don’t come at me with the “FIMP downplay” BS and try to guilt-trip me!
And please do feel free to blast my “lack of integrity” (as you would put it) to your followers because you’ll be the one looking like the ASS!
I’m not being funny, but what gives you the right to be so damn disrespectful towards a fellow FIMPer who is TRULY and GENUINELY trying to “HELP” people through this blog?!
My whole blog and brand is built around “INTEGRITY”. So before you become Mr. “high and mighty” with threatening behavior and also question my integrity – please question whether you’re the right fit for FIMP and its community? Hmm…
Quite clearly, your arrogance and ignorance have gotten the better of you. It’s shameful really.
I love FIMP! If I can tell anyone to get a good honest education online… FIMP hands down.
I literally can’t believe the quality.
I’m lucky I read through the nonsense ‘gurus’ online and don’t drown 10000’s into it. 2 dudes. Ian and Miles Beckler. Both helping people grow. Period.
I totally agree, FIMP is AMAZING! With no other “free” Internet and Affiliate marketing training platform will you find such an incredible amount of value. So KUDOS to Ian who is one of the very few marketers who actually cares about YOUR success!
In my opinion, there are some “Gurus” who do also provide a lot of value – even if their products are a tad pricey. It’s the “high-ticket money-making schemes” you need to steer clear of because the Gurus/Super Affiliates behind those really don’t have your best interests at heart.
I’m unfamiliar with Miles Beckler but thanks for the recommendation and will check him out. 🙂
I like FIMP as a concise way to get started and am using it. The biggest confusion is knowing that Ian is a big player for WA. If you follow FIMP, you buy hosting services and possibly other services such as Thrive Themes membership (which I did).
I know how WA works and also think that Ian recommends WA this at the end of FIMP and does in other posts you find on the internet.
This to me is confusing. Spend money on creating niche sites with hosting services, autoresponder services, possibly other plugins and services and then get introduced to WA which has its own hosting etc. Not saying this is wrong, just do not understand why do this.
If WA is the end game, just be transparent from the start. Ian seems like a good person. He most likely has a good reason for having FIMP and is also a player promoting WA. Like I said before, I just don’t understand this approach.
Regardless, I’ll continue with FIMP and see where it leads in this journey.
Good for you – FIMP will carry you to success. 🙂
I completely understand where you’re coming from with FIMP vs WA since both teach you how to become a profitable blogger/affiliate marketer.
The way I see it, Ian has designed FIMP for those newbies who tend to have tighter budgets and recommends WA as an additional resource for more tools, more advanced training, and extra support for those who can afford it.
Like you say, FIMP is a great place to get started (especially considering costs are very minimal for the tools/services you need), and Ian provides a great level of training for getting your blog off the ground too.
As for WA, it offers more than FIMP because everything you need is included in one $49 monthly or $359 yearly cost.
Here’s my advice (which I guess is the same as Ian’s) to help save any confusion:
Continue with FIMP until the end and apply everything you learn to the blog that Ian’s shown you how to set up, and then join WA for additional tools, services, training, and support for growing your online biz.
I hope this helps Robert.
Hey Robert! Sorry it’s taken me over a month to see this.
I recommend WA at the very end of FIMP because I think it’s a good place to continue your IM education and get connected to other people on the same journey as you.
Jay’s weekly webinars alone justify the cost of membership (and WA provides **so** much more than that).
I didn’t create FIMP simply to promote WA, as I believe you’ve implied with this comment. If that were the purpose of FIMP, I would have taught about 90% less and then forced you into WA to pick up where FIMP leaves off.
Instead, I covered A LOOOOT of the basics that WA teaches, but in a more thorough and step-by-step manner — especially when it comes to frustrating and confusing topics people seem to get stuck on a lot at WA, such as picking a niche — which is why I have 3.5 hours of video content covering that front-to-back.
FIMP stands on its own very well, and is ALL a person needs to start a site from scratch and get it to a point of profitability. This is why I try to make very clear in my video about WA that it’s 100% optional and not at all required — FIMPers have everything they need by that point in the course.
I work VERY hard to keep expenses minimal for the students at FIMP (that’s why the only REQUIRED thing you have to purchase is hosting, if you don’t have it yet).
If I wanted to maximize earnings, I’d be hocking autoresponders, landing page software, and more just like everyone else in this industry — because THAT’S how you maximize commissions/earnings. And FIMP would be making 4-5x what it does right now, and already be at a point of sustainability.
But I don’t, because the truth is that you don’t NEED them until your website has traffic. It’s just an unnecessary expense (that someone else got commissioned on, usually very handsomely) for several months until then.
I sincerely appreciate you helping support FIMP — really — but please don’t publicly imply elsewhere on the internet that I have some ulterior motive and that I secretly created FIMP to funnel people into WA or increase my commissions. If that were the case, FIMP would be a very, VERY different training program than it is right now.
Please reply here if you have any follow-up questions, or always feel free to reach out to me directly through the FIMP site and community if I can help with anything or clear up any confusion.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts again Ian. Much appreciated! 😀
I personally think FIMP this deserves to be ranked #1, it’s just a shame that it doesn’t pay enough to get the spot on merit and training alone.
This is one of the flaws of Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp — people review things with slightly tinted lenses because they’re getting compensated to recommend Wealthy Affiliate over anything else, even if the other program they’re reviewing has a number of advantages over WA.
But I appreciate the review nevertheless. Hopefully, someday you’ll consider recommending the project on merit alone given how much it has the potential to change peoples’ lives without ever asking them for a dime, even though the project, being 100% free, cannot compensate you for that recommendation.
Best of luck as you continue to grow your site, Neil.
Thanks for dropping by, Ian! 🙂
There’s no denying the fact that FIMP deserves the top spot or at least joint-first because you’ve gone above and beyond to help folks. So, I have listed FIMP as one of my “top picks” which you’ll see in the sidebar of my blog. ==>
Yes, WA Bootcampers are taught to recommend WA for “commissions” because that’s the intention of Bootcamp and also how affiliate marketing works. However, Kyle does also teach us to promote other products/services in the ‘MMO’ niche, so it’s not all one-sided.
Personally, I don’t just recommend WA because Kyle says so, but because as a WA member, I do see the true value of the community when it comes to training, tools, and support.
I’ve been online since 1999, tried numerous training platforms, and spent literally $1,000s on programs that either became outdated or eventually vanished into thin air overnight. Hand on heart – WA is the only platform that has enabled me to create a sustainable business from scratch. The great thing about WA is that, like FIMP, it also teaches folks how to earn an income within other niches.
I do agree that some Bootcampers write unfair reviews of other products to make a buck from WA. But I can’t speak for everyone, since there are many WA Bootcampers who do publish honest and unbiased reviews – seeing things from both sides of the fence, so to speak.
Although I won’t be making a dime from you or FIMP, I will still be recommending your program within some of my reviews and also to friends/family who may want to start online businesses on little to no budgets.
I can’t say fairer than that. 😛
Cheers, Ian – I also wish you huge success with FIMP!
Thanks again Neil 🙂
You’re welcome, Ian!
I joined Fimp today, seemed good. Also joined the Facebook group. In the rules said, that if you ask, first find if someone asked it already. I have seen many past posts about WA so I thought I will ask one too. Some people answered, then I got kicked out without any warnings or explanation.
I may have done badly with asking, but seeing so many WA questions, didn’t know I would. I wanted to create a blue host and a template and also support Ian by buying it so I can get to the premium forum, but If I’m kicked out that easy and I don’t know what did I wrong, I just go straight to WA without Ian’s referral. More expensive, but at least I don’t have to worry that I will be kicked out if I ask something.
Imagine If I bought blue host by Ian’s referral, then they kick me out for a simple WA question or any other, you never know if they kick you out that easy.
It just feels bad because you don’t get support from there anymore so there is no reason to do it as he teaches. You can’t even reach them since you are banned too, so you cant see the group anymore, and that’s the only way you can contact them.
Thanks for reaching out, man!
Sorry to hear about your unfortunate circumstances, and I can only assume you broke some sort of group rule(s).
But I’ll relay this comment on to Ian and hopefully, he can shed some more light on the subject. 🙂