This is the most detailed and insightful review of www.STMforum.com, the Stack That Money premium forum on the internet (with a review from the past at the end to be able to compare how far it has come in 5 years!). The most popular paid membership community of super affiliates featuring members like Charles Ngo, David Atias, Taiwo Balogun, Matuloo, Manu Cinca,John Crestani, Ian Fernando, Zack Franklin, Oded Gendler, Eric Gyepes, Mitesh Muley, Kulwant Nagi, Andrew Payne, Servando Silva, FbQueen and many many more.
This very detailed and granular honest review includes screenshots from inside the members only area to show you what’s going on. Current stats, info about top sections, and what kind of information you will find within.
As I begin to write this, it just hit me I’ve been a paid member of Stack That Money forum, now known as STM Forum since January 13th, 2014!! Time truly flies when you are having fun and making money online!
That’s over 5 years I’ve happily called this forum my hang out, my home away from home in cyberspace where I’ve met a lot of amazing, amazing people that I can truly connect with, and not just get rid of them with the – what do you do? oh I’m a web designer BS I have to say in normal life since no one in Hungary understands what the word affiliate marketing is, and what an affiliate marketer really does.
Time truly flies, thanks to STM I’ve met my first ever JV Partner with whom we did over 3 million USD in profit on CPI App Installs. It’s also the place where I met some awesome Nutra affiliates with whom I have masterminded and made another cool million running skin and diet trials in European geos in 2015/2016.
They do say connections are everything, and it’s one of the ‘hidden values’ members inside STM receive – they get to connect, mastermind, share failures and successes with other people that are in the trenches with them. I am living proof, having a network to bounce off ideas off of works, and can lead to a lot of success.
Another reason why STM is such insane value is because of their moderators. Some of my favorites, AMY, MATULOO, and stickupkid (the guy shares some insane value these days). Here’s why they are so awesome.
1) They are always online (do they even sleep?)
2) They are super nice and cool people that can introduce you to many great contacts that will help you get exclusive deals, offers, meet new potential partners to do joint-ventures with and many more!
3) They hold your hand, so if you are just getting started in affiliate marketing, the awesome moderators on STM will spend time with you to explain in detail what to do next, where you messed up, what you should try.
This is HUGE and WAY BETTER if you are on a budget. For example, if you were to buy any course for $500, $997, $1497 or $5000 or $14,000 despite the high price tag, the creator of the course doesn’t include holding your hand. They teach you some concept, and you are on your own after. But on STM, you pay a low monthly price of $99 per month and you have UNLIMITED 1 on 1 time with the most experienced affiliate marketers and also the mods to help you every single time!
At the time of me writing this review of STM Forum, there are topics 41,368 and a total of 354,137 posts. The most users ever online at the same time was 1159, which is insane since the affiliate marketing community is quite small.
Now you are probably wondering, what the heck’s inside STM, what do people talk about there? What kind of information and golden nuggets will you find? What’s going to be the info that will make you money?
There are currently a total of 11 sections on STM, with a ton of subsections. What I will do to make it easy to review this insane amount of info in ONE reading is give you the down low on what you find within each section and why it’s awesome; so let’s go!
News and Information
This section is home to Announcements, and up to date information about the affiliate marketing industry as they release a weekly newsletter to recap what happened, important changes from traffic sources, new products, services, cool trends, and much more. There’s a section about the #1 affiliate marketing conference in the world – Affiliate World Conferences, here you can learn about the speakers on the next ones, grab deals and discounts on tickets. There’s also awesome videos from iStack training interviews and teachings as well as Jobb Opportunities featured from AffJobs, talk about networking events in your area or near you; as well as special deals and discounts exclusive for STM Members.
The Newbie Zone
THIS IS THE #1 PLACE TO START FOR NEWBIES!
The intro area is the place to start by introducing yourself when you join, and also to check out the intros of other people who just joined. Who knows you might meet someone on day 1 that you can chat with on skype and learn affiliate marketing together all while discussing your favorite dream car, and what’s better Las Vegas or Thailand.
The second place to go is to read Vortex (Amy’s) epic 40-day step, by step – super duper detailed tutorial on how to get started when you have ZERO experience and get on to making money in affiliate marketing.
It also has a lot of guides that will teach you and help answer a lot of questions about everything needed to get started with affiliate marketing.
There’s a sub-section within that will explain in a newbie friendly way with screenshots and videos showing you how to do all the lil things that go into running a profitable ad campaign and buying media.
This section has over 50,000 posts on its own, so its a big one. The place I like to hang out the most is called the Affiliate Marketing Forum section, it has the advanced stuff. Like technical guides to cloakers, trackers, different spying guides tools, and many other more advanced things. This is where you can learn how to do crazy stuff like clickjacking, content locking, high ctr image tricks, optimization techniques, scaling methods and many more.
There’s also a sub for HODLERs serious about investing their aff marketing profits into crypto risk.
The section for product owners is all about mingling with other product owners, learning how to make your own offers/products or simply finding direct advertisers to work with to skip the middle man, aka the network.
In general, you will also find Masterminds, now I used this section a lot to join tons of awesome skype groups, and telegram masterminds where people talk live strategy about FB Ads, Google Ads, Native, Pops, PUSH.
If you are looking to get inspired be sure to check out the success stories; these are true tales of other STM members that came in as newbies and struck gold here are some post titles, they are insane but true!!
-$846,365 in 9 months with ecom
-Success story: $55,000,000
-Today: Two FB Accounts – Tier 1 – Pin Submit – 500% ROI
-Crossed $40K in July 2018 – Struggle of Digital Marketer in Affiliate Marketing
-10k profit day after more than a year of 0 returns
and over 180 more success stories to keep you motivated and reassured that YES it is possible to make an insane amount of money with affiliate marketing, that it’s not fake, it’s not MLM, it’s not a scam (god I hate all those negative naysayers).
This section is great because it has a FOCUS. So if you are running Facebook Ads, you can click into Facebook, and see posts, questions, tips, guides, and tricks related to that traffic source only.
They also have SEO section, a section devoted to Shopify and Drop Shipping and ECOM in general, Native traffic sources covering Taboola, Outbrain, RevContent, to name a few native traffic sources. (I published a ton of their tracking tokens on my blog if you are interested, do a search – or my favorite tracker REDTRACK has most of them built in already.
There’s also a section on EMAIL, I met a really awesome mailer in this section who makes over a million dollars each year sending emails. Crazy!
Then there’s Pay Per Call, Display like Google Adwords, Bing, Search and many others. Too many to list frankly, I am getting bored myself listing them all. Best if you take a look at the screenshot below 🙂
Technical & Creative Skills
I attribute my success to my creativity, I always have a million ideas (of course most are bad, but there’s always some killer ones) STM has a section devoted to creativity and technical skills which are paramount to success in the media buying world as an affiliate marketer working off performance.
Here you will find the Tracking Campaigns section that has a wealth of knowledge covering everything from setting up various trackers to adding new offers, traffic sources, setting up special redirect paths. Tracking is very important to campaign success, and STM has guides on everything from prosper202 to the big boys like Binom, Thrive Tracker, Voluum and my personal favorite we’re using with my team RedTrack.
There’s an entire section devoted to Programming, Servers, and Scripts. In affiliate marketing, we use a ton of killer scripts to boost our profits including BackButton Script, pop-under, pop over, and special opt-in scripts to get people to register for our lists and whatnot every time. We also require a lot of powerful web hosting solutions including dedicated servers as well as shared hosting with unique IP addresses.
Did you know? You can use GeoIP to call out the users City, State, Country? You will learn how to do it on STM. What About tricks to automate deploying tons of servers to host unique landing pages all over the cloud? Yup, STM has a guide for that too.
Know that page load time has a direct effect on the success of your Google rank? Well, you will also learn that it also affects CVR (Conversion rate) so the slower the page, the less conversions that’s why they even have a guide on how to optimize for A,A,A performance!
There are seriously so much amazing pieces of content on STM from A to Z that you just have to see it! Good thing they offer a money back guarantee of 3 days if you don’t like it (but you will, trust me)
There’s also step by step guides for Photoshop, how to make high ctr banners, how to optimize landing pages using A/B tests like where to put the header image, where to put the heading and many more tips inside the Design, Imagery, Banners & Landers section
(BTW, there’s a company called Banners & Landers that creates landing pages, WordPress sites, and creatives for cheap..)
Copywriting, Conversion & Psychology – another favorite section of mine inside StackThatMoney premium forum, the reason why I like it so much? Because ANGLES and copywriting is the key to success. You can just rip and run content you find using spy tools like MagicAdz or AdPlexity, but these creatives and landing pages will never perform as good as if you make your own from scratch – so this section will help you learn about psychology and how to write high converting advertorials as well as ad creative texts that get great click-through rates!
No paid forum would be complete without a classifieds section, right? STM has its own divided into three sections;
- Products and Services
Within these walls you can find exclusive CPA offers from the networks, deals on things like programming, design, virtual assistants, and many other services affiliates need to launch their campaigns. There are also great deals on trackers, spy tools, and many others. I personally use and recommend MagicAdz for facebook spying, you can sign up here for a trial. Also, I recommend AdPlexity for mobile and native – you can sign up right here.
You can buy and sell accounts to different traffic sources under the Vendors section on STM, as well as get new partners for Joint Ventures (JV’s) where you do all the work, and the other person pays for the traffic – or vice versa, or some special setup you guys agree upon via STM Members only chat or skype.
This is the section where all the things that don’t fit into the other categories goes. There’s an OFF TOPIC section where random discussions from How you deal with your downtime, to what everyone’s favorite steak restaurant is, to how to get over depression caused by affiliate marketing.
There are also tips on how to be more productive, my good pal Charles Ngo is like the king of productivity tips and many of the secrets are shared on STM right here in this section.
STM Members are travelers, they work from the beach on their laptops so you can be there are some amazing travel hacking tricks on how to get the lowest airfare, which places are worth visiting as an internet marketer, and what kind of attractions are must see and must do in different destinations. Some guys even talk about all the ladies and their stories on their travels.
Like Gerard Dela Porta who is famous for his Mr. Romance person, romancing 18-year-olds all across Thailand!
If you are not into ladies of the night, not to worry, there’s a ton of awesome ‘family’ affiliates and every day more are joining the ranks as the community is maturing. There’s tons of cool advice on what to do at conferences, what to bring, how to talk to CPA network reps, how to network, and many more.
Of course, health is very important especially if you sit on the computer for many hours in a day – so there are great tips on what to eat, when to eat, diet plans, work out routine advice for affiliates – things to do, and not to do in hotel gyms and many more that are all about Health. STM is home to the most famous affiliate marketer and health buff named FitAffiliate, Andrew. The guy always amazes me when I talk to him, super smart fella and true super affiliate!
STM now supports and offers discussion in many different languages including French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. I won’t dive into deep in what these sections have to offer, as I can’t read those languages but the biggest benefit here is you can meet people that speak your language whatever that may be. Here are some of the subsections in the localized STM forum: STM en Français, STM in het Nederlands, STM auf Deutsch, STM in Italiano, STM en Español.
Achievements and Awards
I won an STM Award a few years ago for My Ultimate Spying Guide and an iPad that my 3-year-old daughter still uses to this day. In this section, you won’t really find any mention of these awards sadly but they do offer a great place to discuss your goals, share your successes, and out some of your winning campaigns from the past or present.
If you are looking for motivation, then I highly recommend reading the Revenue Milestones sub-section in this forum. The stories there are true, they are real testimonials of people that are making money with affiliate marketing thanks to the knowledge they learned on STM. It’s not fake news as Donald Trump would say; it’s not fake video testimonials from Fiverr for $5 bucks. These are 100% real, honest, and truthful reviews to help keep you motivated even when things are though and you are losing all your money testing things (or buying data as they say).
Old But Still EPIC
STM has been around for years, when they started they didn’t have thousands of threads. I mean, everything starts at zero and you build it gradually. They have been truly successful thanks to the founding fathers of STM, Lorenzo Green aka Mr. Green. StackMan (Jordan) and Besmir. These guys used to run a lot of campaigns and share endless amount of case studies, and tips and tricks and you will find them in this section.
My favorite supermod, the legendary Caurmen who passed away recently wrote some of the most detailed, thorough guides that helped a lot of people make millions of dollars online. Many of his writings have now retired under this section as old knowledge, but they are still worth a read as the systems and way of doing things didn’t change much – only the policies that limit what you can and cannot do on traffic sources in 2022.
Luckily, STM is always at the forefront of what’s happening right now, and thanks to awesome moderators like www.matuloo.com and Amy aka Vortex on STM they continue to bring up to date information via case studies, how to guides that work today.
Help & Support
This is by far the most boring section, where you ask about invoices, fix account related issues like can’t log in to STM, having problems accessing the account, etc. Wanting to change your username, and other administrative stuff related to membership on STM.
STM Forum is competitively priced at $99 per month which is a steal if you think about how much value you get.
Let me explain what I mean by that. If you were to buy a course, which is usually one single method to do one thing – you are going to pay at least $500 for that course.
If you want to hire an expert like me, to work with you 1 on 1 via Skype, I am going to charge you $2000 per hour because otherwise it’s not worth my time.
On STM, you will pay $99 per MONTH and have access to not one, but over a dozen full-time moderators that are tasked with helping you and ‘hold your hand’ along your journey. It doesn’t matter that if you are a newbie wanting to quit your 9-5 and become a full-time affiliate marketer; if you are a family man that is sick of working two jobs to keep your family afloat and you are looking for a fresh new opportunity in a place where you can make millions. They treat everyone with an equal amount of respect, new or advanced they will help, offer suggestions, and follow up with you to see how you are doing. All for $99 a month.
People that can’t afford $99 a month should not even consider affiliate marketing. You need tools, a developer, a designer, – or you better be an awesome jack of all trades. With that in mind, the $99 a month is super low price for the amount of value you get.
Not only will you get access to full-time hand-holding, you will also be able to learn and get help from other affiliate marketers just like you who recently got started, people that have been at it for a while, or the super affiliates like myself (iAmAttila), Charles Ngo, John Crestani, Eric Gyepes, and many others that are active members on the STM community.
- Insane amount of knowledge
- The biggest super affiliates in the world use STM
- You can network with people that understand what you do
- You can get hand-holding level support to get you profitable
- Insane value for $99 per month
- Awesome member-only discounts to conferences, saas tools, services and more.
- Not for people that are looking for a push button way of making money.
STM is worth way more than $99 per month… here’s my personal experience…
I joined STM in January of 2014, I’ve been a member now for over 5 years and one of the happiest members. STM allowed me to meet great people, learn a ton of new things. The learning curve is INTENSE when you join, like your brain being uploaded with fresh new data you never knew existed just like in the movie Johny Mnemonic.
I thank STM greatly for my success of making over 7 million dollars online ever since I started in affiliate marketing to the connections and knowledge gained from Stack That Money forum and its awesome members. How? Well, when I ran CPI installs years ago, I met a guy who told me I can run app installs on Google uncloaked, which enabled me to without fear test a shit ton of angles until I find insane high converting ones. For the CPI run, I was also able to go direct to Clean Master offer owner as I met them through a PM on STM, and get higher payout vs running it through a network.
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If you want to be ahead, and you want to be part of a community that’s continuously getting better and is state of the art, on top of current affiliate marketing trends and how to make money in 2022- join STM FORUM! You will not regret it, guaranteed! Become one of us!
STM FORUM Review circa 2017
STM or StackThatMoney is a premium (paid) affiliate marketing forum that was started by Stackman, Lorenzo Green and Besmir in 2011. Over the years, it has evolved and today is one of the top affiliate marketing forums where super stars and well known internet marketers hang out. There are countless guides, tricks and tips being shared every single day by people that don’t work 9-5, instead they live the dream most people dream of, travel, and work from their laptops earning $XXXX to $XXXXX profits per day for real.
The content is geared towards newbies and advanced affiliates alike and has a little bit of everything, it doesn’t matter if you are interested in learning how to promote physical products, services, or want to get in on running dating campaigns, sweepstakes, or even health and fitness related offers. At $99 per month, this is THE first investment you should make if you are seriously thinking about quitting your job and working for yourself; there’s so much gold that you will feel like brain is going to explode, but the second you start implementing what you learn here, will be the moment you will be well on your way to success.
I heard about StackThatMoney from a friend many years ago, I started out in paid media buying on IMGRIND which is now gone; it was an OK forum tons of info for newbies entering the paid advertising world but I wanted more. My friend told me, there’s a kick ass forum that has advanced topics where real superstars like Charles Ngo, Finch, Jason Akatiff (aka smax0r), Jeremy Shoemaker (shoemoney), John Chow, and many other well known internet marketers hang out, so I knew I had to sign up.
This was now 4 or so years ago? Wow time flies, anyways. STM was awesome, in true sense of the word ‘diving in’ that’s what I did, I consumed the knowledge, they have so much stuff it really gives a headache and offers a sharp learning curve. Not only is it an online forum, but they organize real life meet ups where multiple times a year we can put name to face and vice versa. It is one of my favorite affiliate marketing forums by far. What’s awesome is they offer a money back guarantee, so you can explore the forum with no worries and see if its for you.
At the time of this writing, there are exactly 33,625 threads and 298,459 posts. I can’t even imagine how many millions of words that would be, more like multiple yearly series of an encyclopedia of affiliate marketing – that’s updated every single day! Yea a WIKIAffiliate!! that’s it.
At any given moment there are usually around 500 people online, so if you ask a question it will be answered super fast. This is awesome, because I know it sucks dearly if you have to wait and wait and wait DAYS to get an answer to an important question right? Anyways, on STM no such worry.
The forum itself is broken down into many sections, and those into sub-sections. In no particular order, this is what you can expect to see:
News & Information:
In this section they cover important announcements in the industry, post about upcoming details on affiliate conferences all around the world you can attend and mingle with like minded people and pick up a trick or two for free; affiliate marketing challenges, contests where you can take part in to win special prizes by competing against other teams from STM in fun challenges. Ask the expert interviews that let you as an STM member ask questions to super affiliates, and well known industry figure heads like Drew Whitman (the dude that wrote the Cashvertising MUST read book – get it here if you haven’t yet!), Dan Ariely, Charles Ngo, and many more. There’s also weekly news updates to what happened on STM in case you missed it, as well as special area for must have tools and discount coupons you can do to save on them.
The Newbie Zone:
This is for people just joining in, those that are interested in ‘firing their boss’ and leaving the 9-5 life behind and working for themselves, when they want, how they want. The newbie zone contains an intro section where you can introduce who you are, where you come from, what your experiences are and skills, as well as what your goals are – what you want to accomplish in life. There’s also a VERY detailed (and I do mean VERY) guide on how to get started, that teaches you all the basic skills you need to get your first campaign up, as well as answering the most common questions, like what is this affiliate marketing and how does it work? This section has so much useful information for a newbie, that i’d take me 10 pages to spell it out, best if you take a look yourself here. There’s also the ONBOARDING ZONE, which will take you by the hand and guide you through an intricate series of step by step instructions to get you setup and going as fast as possible – making everything easier than you think. Of course, if you have a question, there’s a Q&A section where the top notch experts of STM like Matuloo, Caurmen, Zeno, Erik or others from the community.
STM Indexes / Information Hub:
This section is the ‘library’. It is full of all the step by step guides, case studies written by StackMan, Mr Green, Besmir where these 7 figure super affiliates expose HOW they made their mega millions. (YES Mr Green does have a multi-million dollar mansion in NZ, all paid for by affiliate commissions!) Nothing beats learning from guys who really made it, made it running camps right? There’s also killer traffic source guides where experts share their insights on the best practices and ways to run campaigns/structure them for different traffic sources. This is very important, because no two traffic source is the same; in fact expert affiliates’ secret includes mastering each traffic source to know how it ticks. There’s also an important section devoted to ANGLES, if you read my blog you know I am a big advocate of split testing angles, angles are the way you present your offer to people – the words you use, so it grabs their attention and they want to interact with your offer and sign up! And if you thought, this is already a shitload of stuff – there’s more. They also give you gigabytes and gigabytes of free landing pages and banner ads, as well as images that were tested and proven to be high CTR images – you can use this simply by cut and pasting them into your campaign and make money. Yup, it’s also on the forum!
The General Section
In this part of the members only STM forum, you will find the free for all, advanced Q&A section as well as the success stories section where you can read amazing and truly awe inspiring stories of STM members that made it big. There’s a guy who had a young family, and they were really poor, and he was working two different jobs just to keep their bare minimums met; but now he’s making $1000 a day, working part time and spending most of it with his family. There’s also another guy who started not so long ago, and his luck turned quick and now he just purchased his dream car. There’s a ton of amazing and real stories here, shared by other STM members – no bullshit, just the real deal. (Hell I count as an STM success story too after switching from SEO when Google killed the fun!) If you are a product owner, or you want to create your own products, there’s a section in this area as well, where you can mingle with others and get help with your problem, or find out new opportunities. The masterminds section is where you may post, or find others who are at the same level as you and team up to help each other out and reach new successes together. This is one of my favorite sections because it allowed me to meet guys who run the same kind of campaigns and me, and let us bounce ideas off each other in real time.
Now this section is huge, it’s broken down into many sub-sections: Mobile, Facebook, Plenty of Fish, Adult Traffic (NSFW), Native Ads, Display like Google Display Network, Search/PPC like Adwords/Bing/Yahoo/AOL, E-mail, Pay Per Call, PPV, Video, SEO and more.
These parts within the traffic sources allow you to focus on exactly what you are running – if you are a Facebook advertiser, you can get 1 on 1 help and read the newest tips and ideas that help get the cheapest clicks and highest CTR to increase your profits. You can also learn about e-mail best practices (for example, I learned that you do not need to use aWeber, MailChimp, or other email software that charges you a lot the more subscribers you have on your list, instead you can commission a programmer to write a script that collects emails then you can use Amazon to send emails, for 1/100th the cost of these mail services, cool eh?) There’s also the thing I learned about SEO, that after Google killed the traditional ways of SEO which I was banking hard with (good old xrummer spamming days), today people rely on PBNs to game Google and get their site high on the SERPS. There’s also a lot of other things I learned, but again, it would take me a real long time and probably 10 pages if not more (yes I like 10 pages haha) to write it all down. What will you learn? I guess you should look around now and see for yourself!!
Technical & Creative Skills
This is my favorite section since I am a proud TECH NERD! Tracking campaigns – tracking is the lifeblood of successful affiliate marketing, you need to know every single click, where they came from, how they converted and all that jazz. You need to know which one of your banners brought you the most sales, which angle was the top converter, which device the visitors that converted the best came from and the list goes on. There’s truly endless things you can track, and without a tracker you just can’t compete in today’s day and age with affiliate marketing experts and their super teams. Luckily for you STM has you covered, as they provide guides on all kinds of state of the art trackers you can use with ease to learn and implement your own robust tracking systems. Programming and servers is also covered in great detail as having a super fast server is key to getting more conversions, you also need to use different scripts to squeeze out every single drop of profit from each visitor. You do this using different tricks covered in this section, you won’t believe how awesome they really are until you implement them in your own campaign, they do increase your profits by a LOT. In affiliate marketing, design is super important, but not many people are skilled designers right? I know, I am not one – luckily for these people I created Banners&Landers that does banners for $10 each animated or not, as well as a suit of other awesome services like ripping landers – but lets stick to the topic at hand. The design section here shares guides for Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse and GIMP you an use to whip up awesome banners and even more amazing creatives (they are not the same) for your campaigns in a few minutes yourself, if you are the DIY kinda guy or gal! Remember I mentioned Cashvertising (get it on amazon)? That book is THE copywriting bible for affiliate marketing; if you haven’t read it yet no problem as the Copywriting, Conversion and Psychology section on STM has you covered with the ‘readers digest’ version of that book and many other awesome ones like the AdWeek book – raw tips, you can jot down, and implement in your multi variate tests right away. Yes, another profit increaser!
Vendors, vendors, vendors – yea STM has a buy/sell section too.
Here you can find anything and everything from Hello Kitty AIRBNB flat share offers to awesome products on how to become a teespring t-shirt selling pro to discounts on spy tools that are must have for any affiliate, to special deals when you preload cash on traffic sources you will get extra credits for free. You’ll save a shitload of money if you check this section every now and then.
Extras (aka the lifestyle)
There’s a section on STM devoted to the lifestyle everyone dreams of, and it’s real. Let me tell you a little story, when I was 17 I started working at Netnation, I was a tech guy then a sales guy there. It was all right, but I hated having to get up at 6 every freakin morning, take the train, arrive by 8AM, then slave there for 2k a month and then get on my journey at 5PM to get home and arrive dead and tired and lifeless around 7PM ish. Dinner, some time to watch a TV show or movie, and then sleep and rinse and repeat. I was always dreaming of being able to come and go as I please, and doing what I want when I want. Not in a million years did I imagine, that this thing I’ve been doing now full time for the past 10 years come November is going to be the life changer for me. The extras section talks about travel, where to go, what to see, how to get the best cards to get the most points, how to score kick ass villas, how to go on epic adventures – all while working from your laptop. There’s also a section devoted to banking (yea we need a lot of special setups, for example, if you are not in a specific country, you might have a hard time to get a merchant account which is vital part and a must if you want to sell physical products or drop ship online – so yea they have a solution how to get stripe if you are not from the stripe countries too). There’s also great discussion on tax and optimizing taxes, when you make $30,000 a month you really need to be smart about taxes, you don’t want to pay half of that – you don’t have to!! You can legally minimize and optimize and since STM is full of multi millionaires, they talk about the best tips, and methods they use to minimize taxes paid and retain as much of their earnings as possible. There’s a section to outsourcing, where to hire the best employees, how to train them to get your game to the next level (or you can just hire Banners&landers to do the work for you and save the headache…)
Did you know? Affiliates are serious about making money, but they are also serious about staying healthy? The body must remain a well oiled machine so it can perform at its best when its crunch time – the top affiliates know this, so they are big time into health and fitness. Yes, you’ve guessed it there’s an awesome section on this. One of my multi-millionaire buddies is a real example of success + healthy living, his name is Andrew, aka fitaffiliate and you can actually check his blog here. A section like EXTRAs wouldn’t be complete with an off topic, shoot the shit, anything goes section, so yes there’s one named just like that right here too!
Since STM has grown drastically over the years, there’s a lot of international members and there’s chance to speak and ask questions in your own language. The local discussions are available in French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese as well as Russian. I don’t speak any of these languages so I can’t really offer any insights into what kind of chit chat is going on in these areas, but they are there.
The STM community is a tight knit group of people that not only work together, but they play together. I know, I have amassed huge friendships from STM, people that were cyber friends and these days we take vacations together with our families. When you share so much challenges, and successes it really helps deepen the relationship with a lot of people you meet online. Some of the guys I met online are like real brothers to me, brothers I can rely on if I need a quick injection of cash to fund a campaign, a helping hand when I am struggling with a campaign, or just a listening ear when I am having problems in my personal life. You too can expect the same kind of community feeling, if you feel that no one really understands what you do, or what you want to do (hell most people think I’m a web designer LOL) then you will feel AWE’d when you join STM, because there will be people that just GET IT! It will make things so much easier you know?
After you sign in to the members area, a main top navigation will await that gives you direct access to the FORUM, STM TOOLBOX, Member Profile, Networking Events, and Support. On top top right, you will have access to your mailbox, profile settings, and log out button.
Below the main menu is the quick access bar that you can use to browse the newest posts, new threads and many more things related to the community and your personal account (list of friends, messages, settings, etc)
The main forum page shows the Top 10 stats, like latest posts, who are the top posters/top thanked, latest members – you can modify this and select from various options using a drop down.
Scroll downwards, you will uncover all the forums where the magic happens. The site is very responsible and looks great on mobile as well as desktop. You have the option to quick reply, or reply in detail where you can add emojis, links, images and all the standard good stuff you typically find on a forum. You can also embed youtube videos if you wish; something I often do to show something I can’t really explain in words that fast.
StackThatMoney aka the STM Forum is one of my go-to resources and favorite affiliate marketing forums. They have a lot of information that spans many different verticals and niches and it’s not heavily focused on one type of campaigns like other forums out there. What is awesome about STM and why it is one of the top premium forums out there is the team behind it, these guys are serious, they are professional, you can reach them anytime and they will respond. The price is $99 bucks a month, which is not cheap especially if you are new – but if you are a successful affiliate, then it really is like a cost of a bus ticket for real. Nonetheless, they understand these days there’s a lot of scam and bullshit going on in the world, people promising you this and that, only to take your money. Since these guys, my friends that own STM are stand up kind of guys, they offer a 3 day NO QUESTIONS asked money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. So really, there’s no risk. But trust me, you will love STM – I wouldn’t say so otherwise.
How it looks inside the members area (various screenshots):