If you are looking to build on online income, you have maybe heard about Authority Hacker and their Authority Site System (TASS).
But is this system really worth it and what do you get out of joining?
Even though I already have a full-time online income, I am always interested in learning new skills to improve my business. So I decided to join Authority Hacker and have spent a couple of months going through all the training.
In this Authority Hacker review, I will give you a real inside look and share my experiences and show you both the pros and the cons so you can see exactly what to expect before deciding if this is for you or not.
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The Authority Site System at a Glance
The Authority Site System (TASS) by Authority hacker is a legit and proven system that can help you to build an online income step-by-step from scratch.
It is aimed at beginners and has easy-to-follow tutorials and gives you a lot of great templates that can save you a lot of time.
I think TASS has a lot of positive sides and after having gone through all the training there, I have learned a lot and I have come across some things I wish I had when I first started and it is definitely one of the legit options out there.
Overall, if you are willing to put in the effort and take action on all the steps, there is no doubt the Authority Site System is a really great system where you get great value for money.
And if you have doubts, you can join a free trial training (more about this in the review below) to see more about the approach before deciding if it is for you or not.
What is the Authority Site System?
Authority Hacker is a company owned by Mark Webster and Gael Breton who both have a lot of experience in the online business world and have created several very successful websites themselves.
After having been a member for quite a while now, there is no doubt these guys have great skills and what I really like is that they still work with their own websites and keep testing themselves.
However, this does not necessarily mean it will be the right system for you to follow. Before going into exactly what the training and system includes, let me first make it clear that there are two different programs you can join.
There is what is called Authority Hacker Pro and The Authority Site System (aka TASS).
Authority Hacker Pro is advanced training if you already have some success online and want to take it to the next level. TASS is a system aimed towards beginners or people that have tried but failed so far.
This is an Authority Site System review with a focus on the training you get inside this system. I am also a member of Authority Hacker Pro myself but I will make a separate review of that at a later time.
For now, let’s focus on what you get if you decide to join TASS.
Training inside TASS
The Authority Site System, first of all, gives you step-by-step training that will help you get started completely from scratch even if you have never had an online business before.
The idea is to help you create what they call an authority website and learn exactly how to do this. Once you have a successful website, there are many ways to monetize it and some people also choose to sell their websites for great profits and then start new projects.
And let me just make it clear right away that you can make a lot of money if you know how to create a successful website.
The possibilities are literally endless and I keep getting surprised at opportunities I keep learning about.
However, this is not a system that is based on the get-rich-quick mentality but it will teach you real skills and it will take time and effort to succeed as it will with any real online opportunity.
But let’s now look deeper into the 5 training modules you get inside the Authority Site System.
Overall, the training is easy to follow and you can all the time get a good overview of where in the training you are.
If you already have some experience, you can easily see which parts would be most relevant for you.
Personally, I, however, went through everything from the start as this gives the best understanding of how the system works and what you need to do to succeed with it.
The training is a mix between video tutorials and text.
So let’s look more at what the 5 modules will teach you.
Module 1 – Introduction to the Authority Site business model
This is an introduction to how the whole Authority Site System works and the approach of Authority Hacker.
There are 5 lessons within this module.
It will not only give you an idea about how to get the most out of the training but also show you the potential of building an authority site and explain some of the main ways you can make money with a site like this.
You will also get some insights into the long-term potential of building an authority website if you eventually decide to go all in and take it even further than what TASS will show.
If you are a beginner, this module is very important to go through carefully. It will be the foundation of your business and give you a good basic understanding of how the business model even works and how it is possible to make money.
It will also make sure you go into it with the right mindset which is very important when it comes to succeeding online.
Module 2 – Niche research & Site planning
Module 2 is the longest module in the Authority Site System training. It has 17 lessons and is focused on doing research to find the right topic/niche for your website and planning version 1 of your website.
The image above does not show all the topics as it could not fit into the image because there are so many lessons. But as mentioned, it is all about thorough planning before you get started.
Personally, I learned a lot from this module even though I already had a lot of knowledge about niche selection. But the module also has some disadvantages, in my opinion.
What I like about it is how thorough it is and compared to any other course I have taken, TASS’s approach to keyword research, niche research, and site planning has been the most thorough.
I definitely got some great ideas about a more structured way of doing research for my next website. But if you are a complete beginner I will also say that this module can be very overwhelming.
There is no doubt that if you take the time to go through everything and follow their advice, you will have found a niche with long-term potential.
But I also think there is a risk that beginners will become a bit paralyzed by this thorough analysis and it can make it difficult to get started.
As mentioned, I think the info is great in this section and it has given me some knowledge I have not found anywhere else.
But if you are a complete beginner, I also think it is good to keep in mind not to overdo this but also just make your choice of a niche fairly quickly and get started with building.
Choosing the right niche is definitely important but getting started is also very important so follow the training there but do not let yourself become overwhelmed and just take it step-by-step and then just make your choice and get started without spending weeks or months on analyzing.
Module 3 – Site setup
I think this module is really great and it shows you exactly how to set up your website from scratch.
It is some of the best tutorials I have seen for this and the videos included in this module makes it easy to start building your website even if you do not have any technical knowledge at all.
This module has 14 lessons.
Once you have gone through all the steps in this module you will have an actual website live – and it will look great as well.
There are, of course, many ways to build a website but no doubt that if you have never built a website before this module is a great way to do it.
And following the steps in this module can save you from a lot of trial and error.
Module 4 – Content creation & outsourcing
A website is nothing without content and quality content is the backdrop of any successful authority website.
That is also why Authority Hacker has some thorough tutorials about this. Below you can see what you will get out of following the 8 lessons in this module.
Even if you have never written a piece of content before, you will learn how to create high-quality content that will help you get traffic to your website (and traffic leads to income).
There are a lot of really great templates in this module that makes it easy to get started but I will go more into the templates later in this review.
You will also learn some basic things about how to outsource your content if you do not wish to create it yourself and have the budget to outsource.
I like that TASS encourages you to create at least 10 pieces of content yourself to understand the process before you start to outsource even if you have the budget to do it.
This is very important, in my opinion. Without having that experience yourself, it will be more or less impossible to find a good writer as you do not know what to look for and you will not know how the content needs to be set up to have a chance of getting traffic.
The great thing is that you do NOT need to be a writer to learn how to create content. It is all about just getting started and the templates inside the Authority Site System make it easy to get started.
Honestly, I wish I had those templates when I first started as that would have saved me a lot of time.
One thing I would say is that personally I think it is important to create more than just 10 articles yourself if you are new to this.
The more you write yourself, the more you understand what works and what does not and this will make it easier to find good writers and to make sure the quality will be good enough to help people coming to your website and to help your business.
Personally, I wrote several hundreds of articles before I even considered outsourcing. It is, of course, also a matter of what budget you have but I still write articles every week to keep learning and to keep updated about best practices.
You do, of course, not have to write as many as I have before you start to outsource but I would definitely advise you to keep writing as much as possible yourself as this is really important to have a good understanding of if you want a successful authority website.
And as mentioned, it is all about practice and just doing it. When I first started, it took me forever to just write one short article, but the more you do it, the easier and faster it gets and now I really enjoy it and I can write content quite fast.
Module 5 – Link building
If you have heard about getting traffic from the search engines, you will likely have heard that getting links to your website is an important aspect.
Authority Hacker focuses a lot of this and they have a whole module with 12 lessons just about this.
Again, you will get step-by-step training about practical ways to do this.
One thing I really like about this module and Gael and Mark’s (the owners of TASS) approach, in general, is that they only teach you honest methods.
There are a lot of spammy techniques when it comes to website building and link building but all of these come with a big risk of hurting your business long-term.
TASS only teaches legit methods so you know it can help you long-term and this is something I really appreciate as 90% of the course I have seen online that teaches you how to make money are mostly just BS.
So you can find some great info about legit and white hat link building in this module.
No doubt link building can help your website a lot but personally, I have had a lot of success with websites without focusing this much on link building.
I know many people will disagree and say you have to do link building but I know from personal experience that you can do very well without focusing so much on this.
This is not to say that you should not do it but just to say that, in my experience, the focus should be on continuously creating quality content.
And then you can also work with link building but I just often see people focus so much on link building that it ends up affecting the overall quality of their website or they get frustrated because it can be very difficult to get legit links.
So definitely go through the module but do also not obsess about it – that would be my advice.
Easy to follow templates
One thing I really love about Authority Hacker and the Authority Site System is that they give you templates for more or less everything.
And the templates are very useful and can save you hours (maybe even weeks or months).
This makes it very easy for you to get started even if you are a complete beginner. The templates for the content creation are some of my favorites.
As mentioned earlier in this review, I wish I had templates like this when I first started.
For copyright reasons, I cannot show you an example of these templates but they are very thorough and there are videos that explain exactly how to use them.
This also goes for templates for link building which again can save you a lot of time.
In general, there are templates for everything inside TASS and great tutorials for them. This is definitely a great asset that you will benefit a lot from whether you are completely new or have some online experience.
Can you get support?
When you build an online business from scratch it is important to have access to support. Even if a system has step-by-step tutorials you will likely have some questions once in a while.
When it comes to TASS, they have a couple of different ways you can get support.
You can either send a question to their support inside the members area of TASS or you can post it in the Facebook group exclusively for members of TASS.
If it is something about the training that you think is missing, a technical error, or anything like this, sending the question through the support option inside the members area is the best option.
But if you have more general questions, things you do not understand or need help in any way, then the Facebook community is your best choice.
The great thing inside the FB group is that you often get answers quickly as other members can also reply and share their experiences.
And the owners are also active inside this community with help once in a while.
Overall, the support options could be a bit better, in my opinion, but you have pretty good options to get support which is definitely a plus.
Authority Hacker pricing
It is, of course, also important to know what the price of joining Authority Hacker and TASS is.
You have a couple of different options depending on your preferences.
The general price is $997 which includes lifetime access to the FB community and lifetime updates of the training, all the templates, etc.
I must say that I have tested a lot of different systems and training online and this is good value for money because the training is very thorough and you get all the templates that can save you a lot of time.
But because I have this website, I have also been able to get a discount for visitors to my website.
You can actually even get a free trial webinar which is a great place to start to see how Mark and Gael in general teaches and if you like their approach.
If you take this free training through the link below, you will be able to get a discount and get everything for only $599.
So if you want to see if it is really for you and get in for the best possible price, then joining the free webinar is your best option.
Who is TASS for/not for?
I definitely think the Authority Site System is great but like more or less any online opportunity, it is not for everyone.
So I just want to go over who it is for and not for.
Who is TASS NOT for:
- If you want fast money: TASS is teaching you to build a real business and teach you new skills. Like any other legit business, it will take time to learn. It is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
- If you are not willing to work: As mentioned, you are are building a business. It takes time and effort to do this so to succeed you need to be willing to work hard.
- If you are broke: TASS gives very good value for money, in my opinion. But you need to be aware that there will be some extra costs for a few extra tools like keyword tool, hosting, and WordPress theme you need to be willing to invest in to have the best chances of success.
Who is TASS for:
- If you are a beginner: If you do not have any online experience and want step-by-step training to learn how to build a real and long-term online income then this is a great system.
- If you are realistic: To succeed online you need to be realistic about what it takes – if you know it will take time and effort to succeed and are willing to do this, then you have great chances of success.
- If you have tried before and failed: Honestly, 90% of the courses out there claiming to teach you how to make money out there are BS. If you have tried one (or several) of these and have not succeeded yet, then TASS might be the solution. It is a proven system you can use to succeed if you are willing to make the effort it takes.
Overall, whether Authority Hacker’s system is for you or not depends a lot on your overall goals and your budget.
What I really like is that they are very clear about what it takes to succeed. It is a system that teaches you how to build a business and this will take time and effort.
Being aware of this and being willing to put in the effort and time required is the most important aspect of succeeding.
And if you are serious and willing to take action on all the steps and have been looking for a way to create an online income, then TASS might very well be for you.
The Authority Site System from Authority Hacker is a legit training program and it definitely has some great sides – but it is also not necessarily the best option for all.
So let’s finish this review by summing up the pros and cons so you can get a better overview before deciding whether you want to join TASS or not.
- The owners are successful online themselves
- Only teaches legit, honest, and real methods
- Great step-by-step training and video tutorials
- A lot of easy-to-use templates that can save you a lot of time
- A proven system to build a long-term business
- The module about niche selection can be overwhelming
- You need to invest in a few other tools
I think TASS has a lot of positive sides and after having gone through all the training there, I have learned a lot and I have come across some things I wish I had when I first started.
The only thing you need to be aware of is that there will be a few extra costs for some tools (keyword tool and hosting) after you join to make this work. This can be kept very low and it is not a bad thing you have to invest in this but I still wanted to mention it so it does not come as a surprise.
But overall, if you are willing to put in the effort and take action on all the steps, there is no doubt the Authority Site System is a really great system where you get great value for money.
And, as mentioned earlier, if you have doubts, you can join a free trial training webinar to see more about the approach before deciding if it is for you or not.
Hope this review has helped you see exactly what to expect from TASS and if it is for you or not.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences about TASS yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.