Six Figure Mentors – Rip Off or Resource – Want the Truth?

Want the truth? Is Six Figure Mentors a RIPOFF or RESOURCE

RIPOFF OR RESOURCE?                   SFM Logo

Name: Six Figure Mentors (aka SFM)
Website url:
Price: $29.95 Appl. Fee (30 day Guarantee), Basic Membership $297 1st month $97 monthly + huge upsells
Owner: Stuart Ross & Jay Kubassek
Overall Rank: 5/10
Who is it for: Intermediate to Advanced Affiliate Marketer


SFM is set up to train individuals in affiliate marketing within respective niches, however all of their memberships are actually set up to promote and sell Six Figure Mentors unless you enroll with the Elite add-on’s. Ultimately this means that if you want to promote your own niche and not SFM it will cost you tremendously.  I’ll be honest at first blush I really thought that this program had quite a bit of potential until I seen how truly expensive it could get.    There are several levels to SFM’s membership, along with several different products to choose from. They include the very basic to the more advanced options.  The truth is it’s not a complete ripoff,  but it’s definitely not my first choice either, but let’s take a look at some of the good and bad in greater detail.

Pro’s:Stuart Ross, Jay Kubassek

  • Educational video training 
  • Application fee is refundable ($29.95)
  • 30 day Guarantee


  • Each Membership has some upgrade/upsell option with the DEA membership at 4 different levels which are all very expensive.  
  • Basic program is very limited compared to the paid programs
  • Program costs can become extremely expensive once you start adding in the additional upsells.
  • No support for free members
  • No access to Stuart or Jay unless you pay for the upgraded memberships.

Who is SFM’s for?

Unfortunately, I don’t see a great deal of value in the free membership in my opinion it’s worthless and the only way to really learn from SFM is with the full membership options so I don’t see it helping someone who’s new or unsure they even want to try it unless they’re willing to spend some money.

SFM is structured to sell SFM itself so if you’re looking to try and market big ticket programs and make commissions then SFM is for you.  Although, based on the cost I don’t believe it will be easy to sell……which means commissions are hard to come by.

So how much does it really cost?Six Figure Mentors Costs

Six Figure Mentors memberships can be a little confusing so let’s break it down.

Free membership:  Not much value here

  • Done for you affiliate links & pages
  • Customizable sales funnels & link generator
  • No Support

Basic/Elite membership:

  • Application Fee: $29.95
  • Basic Membership: $297.00 One time fee
  • Basic Membership: $97.00 Monthly
  • Elite Plus Add-on: $2,500.00 Annually (+ Remain Basic Member @ $97.00 a month)
  • DEA Silver Add-on: $3,000.00 (+ Remain Basic Member @ $97.00 a month)
  • DEA Gold Add-on: $8,000.00 (+ Remain Basic Member @ $97.00 a month)
  • DEA Platinum Add-on: $11,000.00 (+ Remain Basic Member @ $97.00 a month)
  • DEA Black Add-on: $20,000.00 (+ Remain Basic Member @ $97.00 a month)


Unfortunately, as you can see this can get quite costly and these are not even all the possible upsells.  They have several other add-on’s which will require you to dip into your pocket again for an additional monthly or annual expense like “lead capture”, “graphix creator” “tracking” and “digital business lounge”.  Remember you must maintain your basic membership at all times and all the other costs are added onto that.

Wealthy Affiliate vs. Six Figure Mentors



  • Phone Support
  • Live Chat
  • Schedule with consultant
  • Community support



So to sum up my final verdict I can honestly say that SFM is not necessarily a ripoff but I would definitely expect to pay quite a bit of money to get started if you’re dead set on giving it a try.  However, if you really want a transparent program that will encourage you and provide assistance 24/7/365 and not take all your hard earned cash I suggest you check out my #1 recommendation here.

As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave me a comment below and I will respond as soon as possible!


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15 thoughts on “Six Figure Mentors – Rip Off or Resource – Want the Truth?

  1. Hi Melanie, very thorough review and informative post. You’re nicer than I am, for I would consider SFM aka Six Figure Mentors a scam. My god, $20,000! For that kind of money, I better get a guarantee! Thanks for the information on this company.

    1. Hello Stuart, Thanks for the comment!
      The price tag is quite large and that’s not including your monthly membership either so it’s definitely not for the average person.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Perfect timing for this post, I needed a little lift of motivation tonight to get some work done and all the positive things you said about Wealthy Affiliate got me going, now time for some coffee, thanks Melanie and I wish you the bestest ; )

  3. Melanie,
    Thanks for writing this post. You are right with this post in that SFM is not the best option. Honestly that site according to what you stated is aimed towards self promotion, and gaining big bucks. Also I don’t like the fact you cant try for free, something fishy is going on there…
    Wealthy Affiliate on the other hand seems much more reasonable and legit. With the ability to try for free you are able to figure out if you like the program and if you would like to pursue internet marketing with WA.

    1. Hello Cameron,

      Thank you for checking out my post. Although SFM does have some things going for them, for me the cost just doesn’t make sense!

      Wealthy Affiliate definitely provides everything needed to get your business going and keep it going at a reasonable and easily attainable cost!


  4. I like the way you compared wealthy affiliate vs six figure mentor and other Affilate programs. I also like the way you included the pictures and compared the prices.

  5. This post definitely helped me choose between WA and Six figure. If you hadn’t mentioned the upsells and lack of community in Six figure I might have considered it. But seeing as how they are all about upselling its a huge turn off. Thank you for your knowledge

    1. Hello Georiy,

      Thank you for your comment and I’m glad I was able to help you choose WA. It was a wise choice and it will save you a lot of money in getting your business up and running. Feel free to contact me here or within WA and I’ll be more than happy to help you become successful!

      Take Care,

  6. Hi Melanie,
    thanks for your review and summing up the different costs / levels. This is really unbeleaveble compared to your number one recommendation. I think that Wealthy Affiliate seems to be far more cheaper, reliable and stills offers more value overall. Again, thanks for this informative comparison.

    1. Hello Bernd,

      Thank you for stopping by to check out my review of SFM. There is a huge difference in cost between SFM and WA and SFM pricing just doesn’t make sense to me. Wealthy Affiliate makes learning and growing your business attainable for the average person to become successful!

      I wish you great success!

  7. Hi Melanie
    Many thanks for your post. I have been considering working on the Internet for a while but not sure how to start and glad I came across your review. I don’t want to be scammed. I really don’t like the idea of progams just being able to market themselves. That just sounds like a scam. Surely some sort of success should come from being to able to help members sell goods/services for others and even their goods. I really would like to give Wealthy Affiliate a try especially if there is a free trial period.

    1. Hello Stella,

      Thank you very much for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. There are a lot of scams out there and I suggest you research anything thoroughly you are interested in.

      As far as Wealthy Affiliate goes you can join completely FREE and you can stay a free member as long as you like. However, there are so many benefits to becoming a premium member and once you see what it has to offer for the cost it’s truly hard to pass up. You must be willing to put in the work as this is not a “get rich quick scheme” making money online is not a sprint it’s a marathon and just like any business you have to put in the work to reap the rewards.

      I hope to see you inside Wealthy Affiliate soon!
      Take care,

  8. Hey Melanie,

    Thank for the review. I am just wondering why is it that the Six Figure Mentors offer so little value, yet has a huge price tag?

    Even though they provide the training (if you upgrade) and some tools, there is no reason why they need to charge such high prices.

    I know that we are in this affiliate marketing business to make money, but in my humble opinion: the value should surpass the price in all that we do in our promotions or campaigns.

    Let’s face it – many average people who are looking to earn money online are usually in a financial bind and need to start earning money, rather than to fork out ridiculous sums of money. That is why I think that your #1 recommendation will be the best options for those people.

    I have experienced it for myself and I love it! The best thing about it? – It’s totally free to start and there is no pressure to upgrade to the world class premium membership. The free lessons have helped me to start a business online.

    Where else in the world can you get such value? I challenge anyone who has ever joined an affiliate marketing training platform to show me a better place to learn.

    Thank you again, Melanie, for your very unbiased review.


    1. Hello Jason,

      Thanks for checking out my review of SFM, you are correct in thinking that the value of the program should surpass the price and that’s exactly what WA does which is why it is my #1 recommendation. I wish you the best of luck and much success in all your online endeavors.


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