Recommended Courses

This page contains only the best-of-the-best courses that I've gone through and have gotten great value from.

For transparency and disclosure, you should assume that all links on this page are affiliate links and that I do receive a commission if you click through and purchase.

That said, I only recommend products that I have used personally and recommend based on how beneficial they will be to you in growing your business to the next level.

It takes a lot for someone to make this list and out of the 100+ courses I've been through, you will notice only a tiny fraction make it here.

If you are just getting started and don't have a product, site or list yet… You will want to check out #2 first!

Ok, onto the list.

#1 – Facebook Advertising with Jason Hornung's Profit Maximizer Bootcamp

Jason Hornung is the only person in the Facebook advertising game who I personally pay attention to. If you don't know him, he is the advertiser behind Mike Dillard's FB ads, Frank Kern's ads, and many other top internet marketers. His agency spends over a million dollars per month in ad spend on Facebook for his clients… This guy is the real deal!

I have done multiple one-on-one sessions with him, I have gone through this course multiple times (and paid more for it than he sells it for now, by the way) since he updated it for 2017.

To put this into perspective about how much I respect this guy and believe in his skills… I'm personally flying out to his office in Wisconsin here in a week to be one of ten people to sit there and have Jason help me setup my ad campaign and targeting templates for my personal Facebook ad campaigns.

If you are wanting to level up your Facebook advertising game or simply want to start with a clear path of how to go from beginner to pro, fast… Check out his free webinar here

#2 – The Authority Site System

This course most closely teaches the exact process my wife and I used to build our website, our audience and our income… From the ground up on a tight budget.

If you are just getting started or looking for a step-by-step guide for making money online as an affiliate (that can grow into a product creator or membership program) this is it.

This course is by the Authority Hacker team and they are trustworthy practitioners who leverage these techniques in multiple verticals including the health and wellness niche, the golf niche and more.  So they aren't just teaching ‘ideas' they found and re-packaged from a forum…  They are teaching you exactly what works and what to do in an organized and step-by-step fashion.

In addition to their super-detailed tutorials, you get access to their Facebook group for ongoing advice and support as you move through the course modules.  This access to their team and to the other authority site creators is a powerful way to stay connected and keep motivated as you push through to build your first profitable website.

I personally have access to this product and their more advanced Pro level course and have received great value from it.  They really helped me dial in my gameplan for taking my video content and leveraging that to grow this blog that is now receiving over 1000% more traffic than it was before!

Start by watching the free webinar that looks at a The Authority Site System case study by clicking here.


#3 – Funnel Training with Todd Brown's Six Figure Funnel Formula

Todd Brown is the go-to marketing funnel consultant for the best-of-the-best in internet marketing.

I appreciate his focus on the old-school concepts like the prospect's awareness level, the unique mechanism, and the big idea. Funnels that don't work right are missing these components and this is exactly what he teaches.

You may notice that on this page, there are very few courses recommended… Above is ‘traffic', this is ‘funnels' and below is 'email autoresponder' because all you need is to perfect these three working parts to create a highly lucrative online business.

It took me years of trial and error to figure out a lot of what is taught in this funnels course and honestly, I struggled for over 4 years with no funnel at all before ever getting clued in that the funnel was the trick.

Once we implemented our first funnel, with the web traffic we were receiving already, our site jumped over the six figure per year mark and we haven't looked back.

If there is one course and one expert on funnels worthy of your attention, it is Todd! I've even seen him live, I like his training so much.

Best part? You can get a full dose of Todd's style and his teachings through a free 4 part video training series, here

#4 – Email Markeitng with Andre Chaperron's Autoresponder Madness

You obviously ‘get' that the core of your online business is your email list. You also understand that the money is in your relationship with your list. So how do you quickly and effectively establish that relationship?

Enter the Autoresponder Madness course from Andre Chaperon…

It is rare that internet marketers all over the world will concede that there is one be-all-end-all course on a subject… But Andre Chaperon's Autoresponder Madness is just that.

This course is deep and goes into the exact ideas that made TV shows like Lost, 24, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones successful and how to incorporate the kinds of psychological addiction those shows created into your emails so your audience doesn't just read your emails…

They are waiting on the edge of their seat, refreshing their Gmail hoping that you sent the next email so they can read it from start to finish!

When you have achieved this level of email marketing, your open rates go up, your engagement goes up, your income goes up and it all happens faster than ever before.

This course is deep and is for you if you are building your list but feel like you haven't really crafted the kind of deep relationship with your audience yet that results in a hyper-responsive list.  Learn how to do just that, here.

#5 – Story Powered Marketing – Michael Hague and Andre Chaperon

Nowhere is the power of the story more evident than in Hollywood. Michael Hague is a professional script consultant who helps the biggest names and movies in Hollywood. He coaches screenwriters, producers, stars, directors on how to make their stories and characters more engaging for the viewers.

When Will Smith wasn't satisfied with the new Karate Kid script and how the ‘hero' of the story didn't tug at the audience's heartstrings… He called Michael Hague! And those changes made that move an absolute HIT!

A few years ago, Michael got discovered by a handful of internet marketers and was brought into some high-end marketing seminars to coach internet marketers about how to leverage the power of story in marketing. From here, Andre Chaperon found out and started hiring him for coaching on his autoresponder sequences.

Shortly thereafter, Andre and Michael did a paid webinar together that completely changed my perspective on marketing and storytelling… I had always heard ‘stories sell' but this was the first time I got a real formula to follow and it has revolutionized my main business incorporating this into my videos, blog posts, emails, and autoresponders.

You don't need to go through the Autoresponder Madness course before this one… Although I have received great value from both… This course is stand alone in the fact that the types of stories you learn about here will work at all levels of your content marketing and your copywriting, not just in your email autoresponders (but it will help those, too!)

If there was a ‘secret weapon' for some of the best marketers out there, it is effective storytelling and you can learn how to become a great storyteller here.

#6 – Webinars with Russell Brunson's Perfect Webinar Course

Russell Brunson is a great marketer and potentially one of his greatest contributions to the marketing world is his Perfect Webinar system and scripts.

For anyone doing webinars, this is the ‘must have' course that will lay out a very specific script, setup and close that creates amazing conversions on live webinars.

Personally, I have purchased to this course now and am studying it because my wife and I plan to being offering webinars here in the near future. With that said, I have very good friends in several different niches who are using this exact system and script with amazing results.

Webinars are best for selling products valued at $300 to $1000 and they have resulted in one of the most powerful leaps forward in marketing in a long time. It combines the power of platform selling with the ease of the web and results in a powerful experience for your visitors and often generates a significantly higher conversion rate than a traditional sales letter or video sales letter.

The feedback you are able to get in the comments section during the webinar also allows you the ability to tweak your approach, handle objections and adjust your product as needed, in real time, further helping you increase conversions through webinars.  Learn more about how to run profitable webinars, here.

About the Author Miles

Miles is a full time internet marketer who sells information products and a niche membership program with his wife, Melanie. Together they have created a lifestyle business that allows them true location independence and this blog where you get to see behind the scenes and see how they have built their online business from scratch.

Leave a Comment:

Sherese Connell says March 21, 2017

love your Youtube channel. can you direct me to your videos, your course or blog post that teaches step by step how to determine budget for an ad spend. KPI and AOV like hoe do i know what my kpi is and how do i know how much to spend per click?

Marco says March 28, 2017

Hello Miles
Thank you for what you are doing here. All your posts are great and the information is really good and easy to understand! There are not lots of people out there coming over like you do!
I was in the LFP team as you and did go on with MDM and Mike spend to me the network marketing world.
I had a longer stop just reading a lot and getting more information like maybe all beginner as well a bit finding excuses…As well running my actual business is costing lot of time.
However i decided to start now, really start building my online business. No more excuses!
I guess soon or later you too will offer some complete course like Mike or Todd, but i can´t wait.. So i just hope you can help me to decide.
As i see you have changed from Mike´s tool list and gone over to Thrives and Active Campaign (is click funnel definitely out for you?) and i was wondering what you think the best option would be to start from zero building the funnel. With your experience now. This is not about a dollar more or less, it it about starting in the best way without loosing more time and having the best system in place.
Would you suggest me Mike or Todd? My focus will be on hospitality industry, languages, travelling..
I will really appreciate your help!

    Miles says April 5, 2017

    Thanks for the comment Marco! I have gotten completely off of click funnels at this point, and do recommend WordPress with Thrive. You can see the numbers and more of the “why” here :

    The ability to have a content marketing platform and efficient funnel all in one is the ultimate reason that thrive is winning.

Charlotte says April 13, 2017

Hi Miles, I just found your site this morning when looking for reviews on the downsides to clickfunnels, and then just so happened to listen to Mike Dillard’s webinar this lunchtime and couldn’t believe that you were mentioned – what synchronicity! I was just wondering why List Grow is not on your list here as a recommended course. I signed up to it on the webinar, then explored some more of your content and was surprised to see it wasn’t listed. Also wondering if you ever intend to do a program / videos on exactly how you got your whole Thrive set up working?


    Miles says April 17, 2017

    Thanks for the question and for the comment Charlotte… Fun to hear about that synchronicity.

    The one reason Mike Dillard’s course is not on that list is because of how advanced it is and how ‘difficult’ it was to implement everything. I feel like a lot of people who find my content could interpret that as a simple ‘make money online’ and for the right people it can truly be that…

    But it takes so much to create a funnel, create a membership, create the VSLs and upsells, then to market it… Simply out of reach for most people.

    That said, for people who have membership programs up and running who want to implement a solid funnel to take it to the next level, it is perfect. I just don’t have that many people in my audience at that phase.

    I have been thinking a lot about recording how to get Thrive all setup… Since I’m not really looking to build a new funnel or a new site, that’d be hours of work in a direction that doesn’t track where I’m going right now… Plus more copywriting and it ‘feels’ a lot like work (since a lot of that is what I’m doing in my business already) I suppose eventually I’ll suck it up and make it happen, just been too busy to put the thought into it, up until this point.

lyle says April 16, 2017

Miles, your content on youtube is great! I’m new to the online world. I want to create online courses in a particular area. I am busy developing material – your video on youtube was great on picking a niche. I was set on selecting using click funnels or lead pages as i don’t know how to build a website on seems quite complicated and i can’t afford a developer at this point in time. I have some money saved but don’t have thousands needed to hire a pro. After hearing your view on wordpress and using thrive themes, my question is, is there a thrive “template” or theme to host online courses? Is it easy to use for a person with no tech background at all? Thanks for the insight!

    Miles says April 17, 2017

    Lyle, thanks for your comment!

    Thrive is indeed a ‘template’ but we call them ‘themes’ in WordPress. It is relatively easy to setup and if you have challenges, you can hire someone for CHEAP to help you get it working right… If you wanted someone else to setup your entire Thrive site and funnel for you, I would expect it to cost less than $100…

    But for someone new, it could be done in a weekend for sure… I cover the ‘how to’ a bit more here:

    I will be making some videos on this very soon…

      Lyle says April 21, 2017

      Thanks Miles! Wishing you and your family lots of success and thanks for sharing all those great videos and resources.

Sam Nassif, Ph.D., PCC says May 11, 2017

Hello Miles,
My name is Sam Nassif, Ph.D., PCC. I am a professor of leadership and an executive coach since 18 years.
I have developed a unique and innovative Method based on Emotional Intelligence for Rapidly Improving Self-Esteem (RISE). The population that needs to increase their self-esteem is impressive: 80% of the total population between the ages of 15 to 65 (Harvard surveys).

Is it possible for you to contact me by mail?
Thank you and best regards

    Miles says May 11, 2017

    Sounds like you have some great things going on! Unfortunately, I don’t do client work at all…

Elizabeth says May 30, 2017

I am 58 trying to built my business. I am Spanish and understand English pretty well but I am not very good writing and with computer. How much do you you charge for putting the funnel for me and advise me what to do to sell my soaps. I also want to sell other people’s bath and body products and also affiliate marketing. THANKS

    Miles says June 2, 2017

    I don’t do client work… Just teach how it is done and share what works for me.

Kevin Lindsey says June 2, 2017

I stumbled on your videos looking for ways to do facebook ads, i have enjoyed the content and the simplicity that your site is and also the great tools for getting a site and or blog up and running for low cost by following the steps outlined. I have enjoyed The Authority Site System and the podcast, will be getting their system to get a profitable site up.

I have looked into and wasted money on other programs and felt like Most affiliate marketers give enough information to get you to buy then leave you hanging. Your content and the content from The Authority Site System has been awesome!! Can’t wait to dive into facebook ads on Jason Hornungs system. Your blog and tools that you have found, i know i will make money online!!

Looking forward to more videos!!

Kevin L

    Miles says June 2, 2017

    Right on Kevin! The guys at TASS are on top of it… I rarely find trainings that actually give me actionable items, but they DELIVER for sure! There is soooo much noise in the internet marketing world and so many over-hyped courses that under deliver… I wanted to share the few that I actually got value from because I know many people want to invest in their growth and development but don’t trust the bazillion sales pitches out there.

Chad says June 10, 2017

What are your thoughts about Anik Singal’s inbox blueprint? I am trying to decide between that and list grow. Thanks..

    Miles says June 12, 2017

    Anik’s content does not impress me. You can learn just about everything he teaches from my YouTube channel…

Ricardo Espinoza says June 19, 2017

Ithink theres a error clicking on #3 – Funnel Training with Todd Brown’s Six Figure Funnel Formula when i submit

Oliver Moor says June 25, 2017

Hi Miles, big fan of your content it’s really great! Was just wondering what your opinion was of the Tai Lopez Marketing agency course was?


    Miles says June 30, 2017

    I don’t trust him.

      Paul says July 14, 2017

      Me neither. He was on “Millionaire Matchmaker” and was a total douche!!!! The girl didn’t want to go on second date with him.

James says July 10, 2017

Hi Miles. Do you know about Franklin Hatchett, and if so what do you think about his ECome Elites training program?

    Miles says July 15, 2017

    I know of Franklin… He references some of my videos to his group and community. Seems like a great guy and has integrity, but we haven’t met in person yet and I haven’t been through any of his trainings. Next time I head to NZ I am going to make it a point to meet up with him and learn more about him and his business.

Paul Washington says July 14, 2017

Hey Mile I came across your audience targeting videos and really found them informative but was wondering if you have any videos for local targeting for brick and mortar businesses?

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