Books, Gear and Reviews: STM Forum Review – The Best Community for Affiliate Marketers 
The STM Forum is one of the best places to find “inside” information on what’s working in affiliate marketing.
Maybe I’ve inspired you to become an affiliate marketer, but now you’re looking for more detailed information such as case studies and guides.
I don’t recommend too many products out there, but there is one that I’ve been a fan of the past few years. Today I’m going to do my long awaited review of the StackThatMoney.com private forums.
Note: All the links to STM in this post are affiliate links where I’ll earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you). I have kept my review as honest as possible.
What’s the Point of a Private Forum?
I’m sure everyone knows what a forum is. You sign up and start talking with like-minded people online. Now there are some free affiliate marketer forums out there, but STM is considered a private forum (there’s a monthly fee)
If there are free affiliate marketing forums out there, why would you ever pay for one?
Because quality costs money. A lot of the information on free affiliate marketing forums are horribly outdated or written by unqualified people. It’s like the blind leading the blind off a cliff into a pile of shitty warrior special offers. You’d lose more money and time with bad information.
Private forums increase the barriers to entry so you know everyone here is serious about making some money.
The money incentivizes the owners/employees to share information they normally wouldn’t in a public setting. Veterans such as myself post to help others, network, or to increase our visibility in the community. What you get is a community of people who all mean business.
What is the STM Forum?
“STM is the world’s largest premium affiliate marketing forum; the home of REAL Affiliate Marketers.
Our team generates $XX,XXX,XXX in affiliate revenue every year. We have over 27 years of extensive marketing experience. We practice what we preach… and STM is Our Private HQ.
With over 335,000 posts, guides, follow alongs, and case studies, STM provides the perfect platform for those who want to take their affiliate marketing career to the next level. STM is the first choice resource for experienced “super” affiliates to network and learn from.
On top of that STM are well known for their mega meet ups around the world, from Amsterdam, to Bangkok, to Las Vegas, to Melbourne, the list goes on. The STM community is one the most tightly knit high level communities you will ever join.”
STM came onto the scene roughly 7’ish years ago and has been a staple in the affiliate industry ever since. It was started by 3 highly successful affiliates: Mr Green, Stackman, and Besmir.
The forum features:
- Detailed discussion of traffic sources such as Mobile, Native Ads, Facebook, Adwords, PPV, Adult, and more
- Access to live events (they always throw a private party at the big conferences, and host an annual meetup)
- A follow-along section where you can get feedback on your campaigns.
- A buy/sell section where you can get discounts on tools/software
- A “Life” section where people share advice on traveling, finances, fitness, and life.
- The people here are friendly. You’re not going to get called a filthy peasant for asking a beginner’s question. Having trouble getting your pixels to fire? Someone will answer if you ask.
- There are tons of underground super affiliates that post here.
Are people making money from their STM memberships?
Here Are Some of the Success Stories From STM
There’s a section here where affiliates give credit to STM for their success.
Most of them are really inspiring to give you that extra confidence boost.
2 Steps for Affiliate Success
Step 1. Read CharlesNgo.com
Step 2. Signup for StackThatMoney.com
STM is Newbie Friendly
StackThatMoney has an area designed especially for newbies. See that question and answer section? You can ask all the newbie questions you want and people will help you.
Here are some standout posts from the forum recently. You can see that there’s a big emphasis here on case studies, and showing the technical aspects of campaigns.
“Today: Two FB Accounts – Tier 1 – Pin Submit – 500% ROI” – a 500% ROI running Sweepstakes on Facebook!
“$846,365 in 9 months with ecom” – Over $800k with 3 Different Ecom Niche Stores
“After giving up on AM we just made $1MM of Profit in 53 days!” – An inspiring thread with 7 important lessons for anyone, even seasoned affiliates.
“REPORT: What’s Working in Affiliate Marketing in 2018” – A Great Report compiled by the entire team on what’s working for different traffic sources. If you don’t know which verticals to start off with, read this report.
“CHEATSHEET: DOs and DON’Ts of Optimisation” – A great checklist by Hugh Hancock when you are optimizing your campaigns to profits.
“# The Ultimate Facebook Newbie Tutorial 2018” – A detailed guide on starting Facebook with 10 different sections