Powerhouse Affiliate – Is It A True Powerhouse?

powerhouse affiliate

Updated March 28th, 2022.

Welcome to my Powerhouse Affiliate review.

One of my readers got in touch with me and asked me if I’ve ever heard of Powerhouse Affiliate and if so, is it a legitimate program for learning about affiliate marketing?

Yes, I’ve heard of Powerhouse Affiliate. In fact, I’m a member of Powerhouse Affiliate.

So today I’m going to take you inside powerhouse affiliate and show you why this is a great resource when it comes to learning about CPA (cost per action) paid affiliate marketing.

Now, before we get into things, you need to know I’m simply here to show you the pros and cons of Powerhouse Affiliate and give you my personal opinion. What you decide to do after reading my review is up to you.

Disclaimer: I am a member and an affiliate of Powerhouse Affiliate. Any links to Powerhouse Affiliate are affiliate links and I will make a small commission if you decide to join Powerhouse Affiliate. This review is my personal opinion and any recommendations/conclusions are my own which you may or may not agree with. What you decide to do after reading my review is up to you. You can see the full disclaimer here for more info.

Alright, let’s see what Powerhouse Affiliate is all about.

So, What Is Powerhouse Affiliate?

Powerhouse affiliate is a program created by Joey Babineau, who’s been an affiliate marketer since 2002.

His program is an affiliate marketing training program focused on one form of affiliate marketing called CPA.

What Is CPA?

CPA (cost per action). Or as it’s also known as cost per acquisition, is a pricing model referring to a specified action. For example, filling out a form, clicking on an ad, a sale, or other action set out by the advertiser.

And as an affiliate marketer, you can make money by promoting Cost Per Action affiliate programs. And as an affiliate, you will be paid by the advertiser if you’re lead results in the desired action.

The Memberships

Free Membership:

With the free membership, you’ll have access to the Online Affiliate Marketing Certification Course which consists of 12 lessons. I’ll cover what’s in this course in a moment.

You can also join the private Facebook group and watch an introduction video that shows you the training platform and how things work. In total as a free member, you have access to:

  • Affiliate Marketing Certification Course
  • Access to Parts of the Forum
  • Affiliate Program
  • Support Helpdesk
  • Private FB Group

Premium Membership:

With the premium membership, you’ll gain full access to everything, which I’ll go over in a moment. The cost is $19 for the first month and then $47 per month thereafter for as long as you stay a member. There is no contract so you can cancel your membership at any time.

There is also a lifetime membership available for $797.00. I bought the lifetime membership but I bought my membership during his Black Friday deal (2020) and with that deal, I only paid $239.00 for my lifetime membership.

lifetime membership

Members Area

Once you’ve registered as a free member, you’ll now have access to the member’s area. Once inside, you’ll have access to the free training which is the Affiliate Marketing Certification.

powerhouse affiliate members dashboard

The Training

Affiliate Marketing Certification (Free Training)

This free training is your introduction to affiliate marketing. The first couple of lessons talks about how you’re going to achieve success with affiliate marketing and how you’re going to make money with affiliate marketing.

And once you complete those first few lessons, in the rest of the lessons you’ll learn:

  • Niche & Target Market Research
  • Setting Up Your Website Part 1
  • Setting Up Your Website Part 2
  • Time To Make Money With Blogs & Landing Pages
  • High Converting Landing Pages
  • 10 Minute Landers
  • Free Tracking
  • Phase 1 – Website Traffic

This training is very basic training and it gives you more of the 20,000-foot overview of the steps and the processes of affiliate marketing.

But it’s certainly not the in-depth step-by-step training you’re going to need if you want to build and grow a successful affiliate marketing business. You’ll need to step up and pay for the premium membership to get that additional training.

Premium Training

The following training is only accessible as a premium member. I also want to mention at the end of each one of these training courses there is a final exam that you can take. It’s not required but it’s a good way of knowing if you absorb the information properly.

Website Traffic Certification

As we all know website traffic is the lifeblood of any online business. Now Joey’s decided which I think is a really good idea instead of giving you a bunch of different traffic sources with half-assed information.

The traffic sources that you’ll find inside powerhouse affiliate are the traffic sources that Joey is using for his own campaigns.

And these traffic sources are:

  • Search Ads Traffic
  • Solo Ads
  • Push Notification Traffic
  • Video Traffic
  • Facebook Traffic
  • Native Ads

Performance Marketing Arbitrage

In this course, you’re going to learn the CPA (cost per action) affiliate funnel strategy.

So, you’re going to be introduced to performance marketing using white hat techniques. You’ll learn the different ways to gather leads, promote affiliate offers, developing landing pages, setting up a marketing funnel, and so on.

This course covers:

  • Lesson 1 – What is CPA affiliate marketing?
  • Lesson 2 – How to get accepted into top CPA networks
  • Lesson 3 – CPA offers, restrictions and traffic sources
  • Lesson 4 – Your killer sales funnel
  • Lesson 5 – Setting up the squeeze page
  • Lesson 6 – Setting up the tripwire/landing page (advertorial)
  • Lesson 7 – Connecting the dots and setting up autopilot sales
  • Lesson 8 – the landing page “hack”

Email Listbuilding Certification

In this course to learn the value of building an email list. And the reason being is email has the best ROI (return on investment) than any other marketing channel.

Based on studies email marketing on average yields a 3,800% ROI. So, that means for every $1 you spend on email marketing on average your ROI is $38.00.

This course covers:

  • Lesson 1 – The affiliate funnel and email autoresponder
  • Lesson 2 – Creating your “opt-in bait” and squeeze page
  • Lesson 3 – Autoresponder’s and squeeze pages
  • Lesson 4 – Autoresponder sequences
  • Lesson 5 – Tracking your email opt-ins and subscriber rates
  • Lesson 6 – The blog pre-funnel strategy
  • Lesson 7 – List segmentation

Native Ads Certification

In this course, you’ll learn about display advertising using native ad networks. And native advertising is one of the biggest traffic sources for online affiliates.

In fact, Joey has spent nearly $1 million on native ads alone.

Now, if you’re not quite sure what native ads are. A great example of a native ad is the ads that you find in social media feeds.

Orts the recommended content that you see on a webpage. The cool thing about native unlike display ads, you know banner ads. Native ads don’t look like ads.

Now I just want to mention at the time of this review update. Joey is revamping the native ads course with a step-by-step video follow along.

In this course, you’ll find the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Reps, offers, research and landers
  • Lesson 2 – Intro to native ad tactics
  • Lesson 3 – Best angles and offers for native ads
  • Lesson 4 – What is the perfect advertorial?
  • Lesson 5 – The ads and the networks
  • Lesson 6- Optimizing and scaling native ads

More Premium Lessons & Webinars

Google Search Ads Training

Learn to run successful ad campaigns on Google search.

How to Find Profitable Marketing Campaigns Online

Here you’ll see how to use 1 of the most popular spy tools and find campaigns other people are running.

Solo Ads Guide & Discussion

Here you learn all about how to get traffic through Solo ads.

Webinar – Confessions from a Retired Blackhat Affiliate

Thinking about doing blackhat? You should probably watch this webinar first.

Native Ads Auto Profits 1.0

Learn how to make money with MGID & VSL landing pages. (MGID is a native advertising platform and a VSL is a video sales letter)

Email Marketing Additional Lessons

Here you can learn more methods and tricks for building email lists.

Native and Push Advertising Additional Lessons

These are additional videos that are related to native and push advertising.

Case Studies

case studies

Here you’ll find the case studies library. So far these are the case studies that are in the library.

  • Ecom gift listicle revcontent native ads
  • Gadget listicle Microsoft search ads
  • YouTube ads solar lead generation (CPA)
  • LinkedIn $100 budget
  • Push traffic Rich Ads sweepstakes
  • Facebook ads gaming – raid
  • Push traffic Propeller/Rich Ads PC security
  • Microsoft ads e-commerce offers
  • Push traffic Airpush
  • Native ads casino

Webinars & Video Lessons

In this section, you’ll find standalone webinars and video lessons.

Currently, you’ll find the following webinars and lessons:

  • Google ads training search ads part 1 and part 2
  • Confessions from a retired black cat marketer
  • How to build an email list fast
  • Everything you need to know about affiliate offers
  • How to set up profitable native ads – MGID addition
  • How to choose profitable affiliate niches and discover what competitors are doing
  • How to create high converting landing pages
  • How I made $10,000 last month on AdSense while running CPA affiliate offers
  • How to make money with native advertising and CPA offers
  • How to set up direct linking campaigns and get free traffic with no investment

Also as a premium member, you now have full access to the community forum, which is very active. And all the experts and other members of powerhouse affiliate. (including me)

In the forum, you’ll find all types of affiliate marketing discussion forums, web traffic, exclusive video content as well as business and networking forums.

powerhouse affiliate forum


As a premium member, you have access to additional resources. Hold tight this is a long list of resources.

Landing Page Templates

These are downloadable premium landing page templates. Currently, there are 50 templates to choose from. They are editable so you can make them unique with your own images and content.

powerhouse affiliate landing page templates

Marketing Graphics

Under license as a premium member, you can download and use these products forever in your own marketing campaigns.

You can even edit them and modify the code and images in any of these.

These include:

Animated Graphics

This is a collection of 1000 animated web graphics.

Internet Marketing Pack

This is a collection of over 2,500 high-quality web graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites and blogs.

Premium Characters Business Pack

This is a collection of high-quality business-related vector graphics, consisting of male business characters, female business characters, office backgrounds, ‘random’ business characters and eCommerce icons.

FB Timeline Covers

15 professional PSD templates that will make it easy for you to create that killer FB Timeline Covers. All of these templates have a ‘generic’ look that can be used for ANY niche market.

Visual Headlines

This is a collection of 25 different PSD templates that will make it super easy for you to create awesome-looking headlines.

These templates come with professionally formatted text with all the cool effects already in place like the best fonts, color combinations, drop shadows, strokes, underlines, highlights, etc.

3D Web Display Maker

All of the effects like highlights, reflections, and shadows are already in place. All you have to do is double click on the Smart Layers, paste in your images, and you’re done.

Premium Banner Pack

These are fully layered PSD templates that you can modify in just minutes. Allowing you to create your own beautiful unique banners.

Premium Web Elements

You get 15 of these templates. And since everything is customizable, you can mix different elements from different templates together.

Killer Abstract Backgrounds

You can spice up and improve pretty much any kind of design with a nice abstract background.

Premium Banners Pack Version 2

These 10 banner templates are created in such a way that they can actually be developed further into 100’s of different banners for different niches.

Badges and Logos

Create your own badges and logos. Everything is customizable. All of the things you see on these templates come on their own layer and can be customized. So, you can change the colors, move things around, type in your own text, etc.

Brand New Premium Header Templates

These are fully layered PSD templates that you can modify in just minutes.

Premium Pricing Graphics 2

These graphics cover pretty much every way how you can display your price…. you’ll get pricing tables, price stickers, price badges, price bubbles, price tooltips, and more.

Killer Abstract Backgrounds 4

More killer backgrounds you can use.

High Res eCovers

High resolution ready to be used for print eCovers.

Easy 3d Icon Maker 2

You get 36 pre-made templates. Each of these templates comes pre-installed with some different shapes like checkmarks, text, and other signs.

You don’t have to know anything about design… just add your own signs or text to the templates, and you’re done.

Easy Affiliate Pages

With this, you put together quality affiliate recruitment pages and affiliate training pages.

Corner Peel Ads

These corner peel ads are a very effective way to bring attention to certain special offers or pages on your websites that you want your visitors to see. These corner peels ads just sit there in the corner, and just beg to be ‘peeled off’.

Super Easy Graphics 2

All of these graphics and all of the layers on these graphics are vector files. This means you can resize them to ANY size without a loss in quality. You can even use them for print.

Web 2.0 Covers V3

Each template is highly customizable, and each part of the template comes on its own layer that you can customize in pretty much any way you want. So, with each template, you can create literally thousands of different combinations of covers.

Premium Headers Pack

Just change the text to your text, and maybe add an image of your own. And boom you have a killer header in minutes.

Killer Text 3

Using this killer text is an easy way to instantly spice up all of your graphics within minutes.

Businesses In A Box

Now each month they will be adding a fresh business inbox to this resource. So, each month you’re a premium member you’ll have access to the new businesses in a box resource.

Now I’ve been a member since 2020 and so far there have only been for of these businesses in a box added to this area.

The first one is an Anti-Aging business.

anti aging

And the second business is a Step-By-Step Guide To Making Money With Bing Ads.

bing ads

Month 3 is a Step-By-Step Guide To Making Money With Your Own Product.

how to make money with your own product

Month 4 is a Step-By-Step Guide To Making Money With Twitter.

how to make money with twitter

Affiliate Marketing Tools 

Under the link in the dashboard marked Coupons and Discounts, you’ll find the tools Joey and his team use. Some of these tools come with discounts.

Namecheap – Domain register.

Liquidweb – Dedicated and VSP web hosting. Best for affiliates that have a large amount of traffic.

Bluehost – Great for affiliate marketers. Includes 1 click WordPress install.

Optimizepress – Landing page builder.

MGID Native Advertising Platform – Comes with a 25% Bonus On First Deposit and Up to $1250 in free ad spend.

RichAds – This is a native and push advertising platform – Comes with a special coupon code to get a 10% bonus on your first deposit.

Aweber – Email marketing software.

CPV Lab Pro – Self-hosted affiliate tracking software. Comes with a $50.00 discount coupon.

Bemob – This is a hosted affiliate tracking solution.

SEM Rush – SEO workflow and analysis. You have free (limited usage) And paid options.

Fiverr – Great resources for finding affordable virtual assistants to do various tasks for you.

Webinars & Video Lessons

Here you’ll find standalone webinar recordings & video lessons. So far these are includes:

  • Google Ads Training – Search Ads (Part 1 & 2)
  • Confessions from a Retired Blackhat Marketer
  • How to Build an Email List Fast
  • Everything You Need to Know About Affiliate Offers
  • How to Set Up Profitable Native Ads – MGID Edition
  • How to Choose Profitable Affiliate Niches and Discover What Competitors Are Doing
  • How to Create High Converting Landing Pages
  • How I Made $10,000 Last Month on Adsense While Running CPA Affiliate Offers
  • How to Make Money With Native Advertising & CPA Offers
  • How to Set Up Direct Linking Campaigns & Get Free Traffic With No Investment

The Affiliate Program

You can be an affiliate for powerhouse affiliate whether you’re a free member or a premium member. All affiliate commissions are paid weekly net 14.

It’s a very simple 2 step process to become a Powerhouse Affiliate.

Step 1: Complete the application form

Step 2: Go into the powerhouse affiliate dashboard and enter your payment info and save it.

Note: Both steps must be completed at the same time.

Once you’ve been approved you’ll see the “Affiliate Info” section in your dashboard.

powerhouose affiliate program

This is a recurring affiliate program so you will continue to receive a 50% recurring commission for everyone that you’ve referred for as long as they stay a member.

recurring affiliate commissions

Bonuses and Participation Rewards

As a premium member, you have the opportunity to earn more money as a powerhouse affiliate.

Level 1Powerhouse Affiliate Guide

In any given month if you refer 25 new customers to the powerhouse premium training program you qualify for a $100 bonus.

Level 2 Powerhouse Affiliate Coach

In any given month if you refer 100 new customers to the powerhouse premium training program you qualify for a $500 bonus.

Level 3Powerhouse Affiliate Mentor

Every time you refer 250 new customers to the powerhouse premium training program within a year (January to December). You qualify for a $1000 bonus.

Level 4 Powerhouse Affiliate Ambassador

Every time you refer 500 new customers to the powerhouse premium training program within a year (January to December). You qualify for a $2500 bonus.

Affiliate Managers

You can now qualify to be a paid affiliate manager and you would earn tiered commissions. So, once you referred over 50 people to powerhouse affiliate you can reach out to them and get more details on this position.

What Support Options Are Available?

Within the dashboard, you have a few support options.

FAQ – at the time of this review there are only 4 FAQ answers. I tried the search bar and I got no answer. I have to assume this is a new area and would imagine it will grow.

There is also a helpdesk, but this helpdesk is for account-related issues and not personal coaching or support. The answer to tickets happen Mon-Fri, 10am – 5pm EST.

The majority of support happens through the member’s forum or through the private Facebook group which Joey is very active in.

facebook group

Let’s Look At The Numbers

Ok, before you decide to get into CPA affiliate marketing through powerhouse affiliate you need to really understand the costs.

This is paid marketing. So, this means you’re going to need an advertising budget. This also means the budget you set for yourself each month needs to be money you can afford to lose.

Because no matter how great the training is within powerhouse affiliate there is, there is no guarantee that you’re going to make a profit.

In fact, Joey says it can take between 5 to 20 different campaigns before you make money. So, don’t be disappointed when you don’t hit it out of the park on your first campaign.

As for the budget. $500 per month is a good working budget. Yes, you can start with less. But $500 seems to be the average starting budget.

Next is the additional cost you can/will incur.

You will need hosting. Joey recommends Bluehost. They have a first-year promotion rate for shared hosting is less than $4.00 per month. And then the second year on it goes to the regular rate of just under $12.00 per month. Of course, they have other hosting packages you can choose from.

Next, you will need to use some type of 3rd party tracking for your campaigns. There are ones you can use to start that are free. Joey recommends such as Bemob. But as your campaigns grow you will need to move to the paid service. And with Bemob the next level is $47.00 per month.

In all of Joey’s training videos, he uses CPV Lab Pro for his tracking. There is no doubt this is the best tracking program you could use. Plus, it’s self-hosted so you have total complete control of your data with no one being able to look at your data.

Now it has a free starter version you can begin with (not self-hosted).

For self-hosted this will cost you $59.00 per month for their Pro version. Or you can make an annual payment of $597 and save 16%. They also have an Expert version for $89 per month or a one-time annual payment of $987 and save 12%.

There is also AdPlexity which is a spy tool. Now it does offer different weapons. But the one Joey uses is for Push Ads. This spy tool will cost you $149.00 per month per user. Now, this is only needed if you decide to do push ads as a marketing strategy.

When it comes to the landing page builder Joey uses OptimizPress. And for the full version (suite) which you will need because it has all the features you need when making a landing page. This will cost you $199 per year. With this suite, you can use the plugin on 20 personal sites.

As you can see you have to be really sure of your decision to start with CPA affiliate marketing. There is an investment on your part. Yes, you can start with free versions of some of these tools. But just know you will have to invest more money into growing this type of marketing.

You may incur other costs with your business, but these are the main costs for this type of business. I just wanted to be sure you know what you’re getting into financially with this type of marketing.

What I like About Powerhouse Affiliate

1) Joey Is The Deal

Joey does not call himself a “guru”. He is a teacher and an expert in CPA marketing. He is showing you the exact business model he uses day in and day out to make money online.

2) Free Trail

I love it when a company gives you a free trial, that tells me they are 100% legitimate. And an unlimited free trial is even better.

This allows you to get in there and experience the platform and decide if it’s something you want to take to the next level. Which would be the paid membership.

3) Affordable Price

If you do decide to join you can do so for $19.00 for the first month. And if you decide to stay it’s $47.00 per month after that. There is also a lifetime membership option too.

4) A 14 Day Refund

If for any reason you’re satisfied with what you find in the membership you can ask for a full refund within 14 of becoming a paid member.

5) Step By Step Training

Every individual course inside the membership is laid out in easy-to-follow steps. And if you need support, you can always turn to the private Facebook group or the forum.

What I Don’t Like About Powerhouse Affiliate

1) This Is Really Not For Beginners

In my opinion, CPA marketing is a more advanced type of online marketing. And if you’re just starting out with little or zero knowledge of how online marketing works. This is probably not the best way to start.

It’s best to learn how to build your business by understanding the basics of affiliate marketing and then once you have that solid foundation and making money then you can choose to move into paid adverting such as CPA.

2) Financially Risky

Even with the best CPA training, you can still lose money with paid advertising. There is still a learning curve and the curve is going to cost you money.

So, if you don’t have the money to lose. Paid advertising is not for you at this time.

3) Some Outdated Material

The business in-box bonuses that are supposed to come each month are outdated.

4) Additional Expenses

There are no tools or resources included with your membership. Such as hosting, tracking tools, and such. While that’s not a real deal-breaker. It would be nice if that were disclosed in some fashion on the sales page.

5) Slow Response

Personally, I found the response time in the Facebook group and forum could be a little slow.

My Final Opinion Of Powerhouse Affiliate

If you’re a seasoned affiliate marketer that can afford an advertising budget. Then YES, I recommend powerhouse affiliate. This is some really solid training, resources, and case studies for CPA advertising.

Just remember there is a huge learning curve with paid advertising no matter how great the training is.

Plus, as I’ve mentioned, you need to have a good advertising budget in order to be an effective CPA affiliate marketer. And you must be willing to risk (lose) your money on this type of marketing.

And in my experience people just starting out with affiliate marketing first don’t have money they can lose. And more importantly, they don’t have the basic skills for this type of marketing.

But I would have to say if you’re just starting out as an affiliate marketer and new to everything. This may not be the best way to get started with affiliate marketing.

Now don’t get me wrong I don’t want to discourage you from joining powerhouse affiliate. If you think this would be a good marketing strategy for you. Then absolutely join powerhouse affiliate.

All I’m saying is be sure you know what you’re getting involved with. There are risks with this type of marketing. Heck, Joey even says not to start this type of marketing if you don’t have the money you can afford to lose.

And yes, I bought a lifetime membership to Powerhouse Affiliate but I did that with 2 things in mind. First, how else could I do a complete review of his program without becoming a member?

And second, at this point in my career as an affiliate marketer, I’m very interested in learning about CPA.

But Here’s The Thing

You don’t need to use paid advertising to build a successful affiliate marketing business. You can build an extremely successful affiliate marketing business without spending a dime.

Take me for example, I’m earning a multiple six-figure income from affiliate marketing and I haven’t spent one penny on paid advertising. All my website traffic is free! Including this site. And the proof of that is you’re here right now.

Here’s The Other Option

The other option if paid advertising is not where you want to start would be Wealthy Affiliate.

Yes, they do offer training for paid advertising, but the main focus of their training is building a successful business using free marketing (traffic) strategies. And the primary method that’s taught inside Wealthy Affiliate is Content Marketing. It’s content marketing that got you to my website.

Now, they have all the tools, resources, training, personal one-on-one support for the community and from me. They also have live 24/7 chat support. In other words, they have everything you need to build and grow your business all under one roof.

And it will cost you less than $50 per month to operate your whole business. And that includes hosting for your website and the resources for building your business.

Now if you’re seriously considering becoming an affiliate marketer here is what I want you to do.

I want you to sign up for Powerhouse Affiliate, which is free to do. And at the same time, I want you to sign up to Wealthy Affiliate, which is also free to do. And I want you to compare both of them side-by-side.

Building a successful affiliate marketing business is serious stuff and hard work. So, you want to be absolutely sure the training you’re getting to build your business is the right training for you.

What may work for someone else, may not work for you.

I can talk about both of these programs all day long. But if I were just starting out, I would take the time to compare the two, to make sure the path I choose is the right path.

And by comparing the two, it will put you in a far better position to make an informed decision as to whether or not powerhouse affiliate or wealthy affiliate is the place for you.

Because when it comes right down to it. It’s all about you, and you have to choose the path that best suits you. No one else can choose your path.

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I hope you found this review helpful and I hope I answered any questions you may have had about Powerhouse Affiliate.

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