Azon Authority Review – Easy Dropship Profits?

Azon Authority Review – Explosive Profts or Scam?

Note: We have no relationship with Azon Authority

Azon Authority, the latest product from Internet marketing guru Sean Donahoe, says it’s the easiest and quickest way to create real income streams from Amazon on autopilot.  Amazon is certainly reputable, and it is possible to make money as an Amazon affiliate.  Is Azon Authority the real deal?  Is Azon Authority a scam?  Read on for our full Azon Authority review.

azon authority reviewAmazon is one of the world’s largest retailers, and they have a pretty good affiliate program.  They pay 4% commission, but by selling just a few items per month, you can increase that commission to 8%, and Amazon has some very expensive items for sale on their site, which can make that 8% pretty lucrative.  The problem is finding a way to promote their products.  Building a store is a lot of trouble, and a review blog won’t even scratch the surface of the millions of products Amazon has for sale.  That’s where Azon Authority comes in.  This product is a plugin for WordPress that makes it easy to build a fully functional retail store that pulls product data and pricing directly from Amazon itself.

Azon Authority Overview

Unlike most product sales pages, which talk about wealth, riches and fast cars, the Azon Authority sales page largely talks about the product itself.  Azon Authority uses a WordPress plugin to allow you to build a custom store in just about any niche.  The sites are SEO optimized, and can translate information into 92 languages and even includes an Amazon search engine.  Azon Authority works with any WordPress theme, making it easy to set up and integrate into your existing Website or to power a new one.

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The basic product sells for $67 for a single site, but there’s a version that allows you to build unlimited sites for $197.  Of course, there are going to be upsells, and when you agree to buy Azon Authority, you’ll be offered the Power Builder upgrade for $97, which allows you to clone and deploy fully-finished sites in minutes.  If that’s not enough, you’ll also be offered the Azon Authority Ultimate Bundle, which includes additional training modules, along with some extra WordPress plugins designed to help you draw traffic to your site, build mailing lists, and keep your site updated so the search engines will love it.  The Azon Authority Ultimate Bundle will cost you an additional $197, which means you could be spending close to $500 before you’re even done checking out.

azon authority reviewSo, the real question is, does Azon Authority work?  Is it worth the money?  The Azon Authority site certainly looks professional and the product appears to be loaded with features, which makes this product seem like a no brainer.  Of course, there are always problems with these sorts of products, and nothing is perfect, so let’s look at some of the issues associated with this product:

Lack of content – A few years ago, Google loved sites that had nothing on them but Amazon or eBay products.  If you kept your pages constantly refreshing, the listings for the products alone were enough to keep the search engines interested and it was possible to build Amazon or eBay stores that quickly moved to the top of the search engine rankings and stayed there.  That changed in 2012, and it changed in a very bad way – Google now dislikes these kinds of sites so much that they’re likely not to include them in their index at all unless you are prepared to create a lot of text content to go along with your product listings.  Sites that consist only of products and descriptions are regarded by the major search engines as being spammy.

Traffic – Getting traffic to any Website is 90% of the work you’ll ever do to make money online.  Getting traffic to sites that aren’t indexed by the search engines is even harder, no matter how professional the sites look.  If you’re going to build the attractive, but content-free sites that Azon Authority creates for you, you’d best be prepared to buy pay per click traffic, because search engine optimization isn’t going to help you at all.

azon authority - sean donahoeBugs and support – The creator of Azon Authority is Sean Donahoe, and he’s always the biggest problem with his own products.  More often than not, they simply don’t work well, aren’t thoroughly tested before release, or they’re buggy and he doesn’t get around to fixing the bugs, or he simply moves on to the next product.  One of the products in the Azon Authority Ultimate Bundle is a product called IMSC Ping Fresh, which is supposed to “revitalize” your site’s content and bring the search engines back.  I bought that product when it was first released and promptly asked for a refund because it simply doesn’t work.  It simply does not do what Sean says it does.  Sadly, that’s been true for a number of his products over the years.  They’re professional looking and feature-rich, but they often don’t work properly and they don’t ever seem to get fixed.  Making matters worse is that Sean’s tech support team seems to take a long time to get around to responding to any problems.

That also seems to apply to Azon Authority; here’s a quote from a member of the Warrior Forum who bought it recently: “I tried the product it didn’t work properly and I asked for a refund same day I bought it.”

Azon Authority Summary

azon authority - mehThere’s a lot of money to be made as an Amazon affiliate, and Azon Authority does offer the opportunity to take advantage of that in a way that doesn’t require a lot of effort, so that’s a good thing.  On the downside is the possibility of problems in ranking your Azon Authority sites in the search engines, as well as potential problems with tech support as Sean Donahoe moves on to whatever product he’s dreaming up next.  In my experience, instant, plug-and-play moneymaking tools just don’t work well for any length of time.  A better way to make money in affiliate marketing is to build proper Websites yourself with meaningful content that’s helpful to your visitors.  For that, you need proper training, such as the affiliate marketing training you’ll get at Wealthy Affiliate, rather than Azon Authority.

With Wealthy Affiliate , you’ll learn the basics of making money online with more training videos and a very helpful user forum.  It’s not an instant solution like Azon Authority, but then again, it’s a lot more likely to work and it’s a lot less expensive.

I rate Azon Authority as a so-so purchase.  It might work for some of you, but it’s expensive and likely to have problems.

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28 thoughts on “Azon Authority Review – Easy Dropship Profits?

  1. It’s June 2017, I read ALL post in this forum. I’m considering Azon Authority or Slingly to start working from home with. I had a horrible accident at last job, and work at home now, is my only real option, so whatever I choose, it needs to be legit. I have been studying YouTube videos for 2 weeks now, but input seems, somewhat biased by fellow friends or thier Guru circle. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    • The secret to making money with Azon Authority or any other “build an online store” product is getting traffic to your site. Sites built with those products do not have a lot of content and that means they won’t rank well in the search engines.

      If you can learn how to get traffic to the site, you’ll make money with Azon Authority or any other similar product.

      For learning about getting traffic to your site, I recommend that you visit Backlinko.com. Brian has a lot of great information there.

      Charlie

  2. So AzonAuthority’s Support has improved now. What is with the ranking in google and other search engines, is this still a problem?
    What are other ways one can promote the site?

    • Ranking in search engines is always going to be a problem, and its especially a problem if your site’s content isn’t unique. Unfortunately, that’s what you get if you build a site that pulls all the content from Amazon. To rank, you’ll need to add lots of unique content and probably build a bunch of incoming links, too.

      Charlie

      • But I could combine both, like for instance, my unique blog content and the links and content from Amazon with the AzonAuthority theme, right?

        I would have two more questions regarding your premium offer for WA: How do I get the possibility to have a “2x higher payout” through this program?
        It also says “unlimited searches”, does that mean there is a free keyword search tool included in the premium membership for $47?

        Thank you in advance!

        • Yes, you could combine the Amazon content with your own. That’s what most people do, and that will make your site unique.

          You can use the training at Wealthy Affiliate to promote whatever products you like. You can also promote Wealthy Affiliate as a product, as I do. The commission that they pay for paying members is twice the amount that they pay to free members. It’s an incentive (and a pretty good one) to sign up as a paid member.

          Wealthy Affiliate has a search tool within the site, I believe. They also have a separate tool called Jaaxy that has both a free and a paid version. Jaaxy is really, really good, though I’ll admit that I don’t use it often.

          Charlie

  3. I’m considering this plugin and it seems like the latest reviews are more positive. Can I be comfortable that they have worked out the bugs and that the support has improved?

  4. Hi,
    I am considering getting Azon Authority, but still am unsure of one thing.
    Do I need to be registered as a Amazon affiliate first and have a Amazon affiliate id before I can get any commission from Amazon?
    Thanks!
    Mike

  5. Well guys, I have successfully launched 3 azonauthority stores without issue. Like any system you need to get to know it well from a tech perspective. The issues are mostly caused by impatience or not fully immersing oneself in the detailed instructions from Sean.

    Only real issue I had was site mapping. I imported 1000 in less than 45 min. No issues. The ASIN grabber is a bit inconsistent but that is not a big issue for me.

    For the layout I thought it reasonable compared to Jeff Buchanan’s Copy My Success Formula. Useless. Like the old days of pyramid selling. Also avoid the 4% group another closed loop system. Vic the dick Strauszis or whatever he’s called is a former convicted criminal. Insurance fraud back in the day.

    If you want to give yourself a chance online stick with Azonauthority. As Sean states right off the bat, there are no magic buttons you press and you are in the money. You have got to work hard, be consistent in your action taking and believe in yourself.

    I think Sean is a genuine guy and does really want you to be successful. I love the guy but I am Scottish so I might be a bit biased. Getting good converting traffic is always going to be the challenge. Sean ain’t going to do that for you for goodness sake, he gave you Azonauthority as platform to get you started. One more thing, don’t buy traffic, waste of money. There many other ways to that without breaking the bank. Thanks Sean for all the training. I really want to give Sellosity a spin so that’s next. Oh, nearly forgot to mention I turned over £50,000 last year from my online Azonauthority stores. Don’t, for god sake tell the tax man.

    Oh, and Alicja you need a spelling lesson. No offence lovely lady. No excuse these days. Ever used Spell Checker.

  6. Just to let everyone know regarding:
    “They’re professional looking and feature-rich, but they often don’t work properly and they don’t ever seem to get fixed. Making matters worse is that Sean’s tech support team seems to take a long time to get around to responding to any problems.”

    As Sean’s support manager (web development and internet support management for 20 years) I want you to know that the previous support and product development teams were replaced, no ticket goes unanswered Monday – Friday. However, there have been instances for some customers of them not receiving our replies which are being interpreted that we do not respond; 100% untrue, if you don’t get a reply Monday – Friday right away or within a matter of a few hours (depending on how many tickets we have in our queue) login to the support center and you can create and track your tickets from there under “My Tickets”. I assure you no ticket, ever, goes unanswered…

    In addition, we have also now built a support center knowledge base with over 900 short clip “how to” videos and FAQ’s to assist our valued customers when we aren’t immediately available.

    As to products, if there are bugs they are indeed being addressed and fixed now, our new development team is absolutely stellar and not releasing products until they are tested. Although there may be an occasional bug they are being addressed right away…if you need assistance you can always send a ticket with ATTN: Linda Lou so I am personally aware of whatever issue you may be experiencing and get it addressed for you…

    One last note. I have found that many of the issues our customers have faced have not actually been bugs with the plugins but have been due to bad installs, plugin/theme conflicts, and/or host memory or configuration issues, or our license checking IP server addresses are being blocked and need to be white listed…there are full instructions on the new re-designed support center home page now…

  7. Azon Authority works with WordPress 4.1.1 but not in later versions.
    It is not easy to setup. Lots of hairpulling and testing. 🙁

  8. I just bought this product. When I try to set up it shows me a massange:
    AzonAuthority was not able to connect to Amazon with the specified AWS Key Pair and Associate ID. Please triple-check your AWS Keys and Associate ID.
    What ever I try to do that is carry on for two days. For me it just mean one think: Time to say good bye. Not going to play a game with other errors if I am even not able to connect.
    The think is what I am going to use insted?

    • There are other plugins for WordPress that will allow you to create Amazon stores. I can’t recommend one off the top of my head. Do a search for “Amazon WordPress plugin.”

      Charlie

  9. I bought the basic Azon Authority package. Installation was easy. you do need woo commerce (Free) for it to work. I tried several themes, most did not work well. Then tried MaxiShop and the whole thing worked perfectly. I was able to build a niche site based around Solid State Drives in about an hour. I didn’t find any bugs with the product, though you need to go to the advanced tap if you want to post to specific categories. When I produced a Google Sitemap it indexed over 2500 pages, Google has indexed around 500 of these. I have not found any of the listings on the front page of google but the site is getting unpaid traffic and have sold a few items from the site. Only time will tell if this is a good investment and time might be well spent on improving SEO if you do buy it. I hope this helps.

  10. Our beef with AzonAuthority is simply a lack of results.

    Between one week prior to Thanksgiving 2015 and Jan 1st 2016, we earned a big fat $0 – zero dollars. Not a single sale.

    We set up a good looking, responsive shop using AzonAuthority’s excellent video tutorials. They were complex, much pausing-to-integrate-what-we-were-watching ensued, but we overcame the difficulties, followed Sean’s directions to the full, and we were pleased with the dynamism of the site once everything was up and running. Products were easily imported, their prices were automatically updated – fantastic as Amazon changed their offers daily so we didn’t need to concern ourselves regarding incorrect pricing.

    We proceeded with our direct traffic advertising campaign, succeeding in driving many clicks to the store. Brilliant and very exciting to see this happening live in AzonAuthority’s analytics. At one point we were refreshing the analytic page every few seconds and watched in amazement as the figures jumped higher and higher – at that point we were sure we were going to earn our initial $100 for the software. Well, that never happened.

    None of our customers that checked out products from our store made a purchase on Amazon. Not a single one.

    Summary
    – We had a nice sharp looking, responsive shop thanks to AzonAuthority
    – We drove 1800-2500 of potential customers to our shop
    – We had 20 definite instances whereby customers checked-out products from our store
    – None (NONE!!!!!!!) of the above customers went on to make a purchase via Amazon

    The above left us disappointed. We had expected to see – and enjoy – proof of concept of at least a single sale using Azon Authority. This didn’t happen.

    Our only success for the whole period was to earn $2 via traditional direct traffic – not going through any intermediary web site shop. When we found out that Amazon does not allow this practice, we purchased Azon Authority. The rest is outlined above.

    We didn’t ask for a refund because we missed the one-month deadline during which we saw much exciting traffic via our store.

  11. When I bought this product it has been nothing but a headache. When I uploaded products on my store site it didn’t post to my pages. I emailed Azon Authority 4 times but didn’t get a response. This is expensive and a rip off as well. Don’t buy this product!

  12. I’m so glad I found this review – I was afraid of the lack of support that might be there and the fact that the sites would be difficult to rank and you helped confirm both of those things for me – you basically just saved me $100 THANKS!

  13. Whatever you’re doing, don’t stop. This is some of the best content I’ve read anywhere in a long time. You’ve really hit the nail on the head with this in my opinion. Keep it up.

  14. I can confirm you that it’s a pain in the …. to make it work.
    Right now it can’t import products and i’m on a good VPS !

    Don’t know if i’ll ask for a refund. Heck it’s almost $100 !
    Man did i want this software to work ! It’s awesome but like OP said, it’s full of bugs.
    Probably went to market too fast

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