Fullstaq Marketer Review – Scam By Keala Kanae or Legit Affiliate Training Program?

Born & raised in England, Dale is the founder of Living More Working Less & he has been making a living from his laptop ever since leaving his job as an electrician back in 2012. Now he shares what he's learned to help others do the same... [read more]

Keala Kanae has come up with a new online money making program and the internet is already flooded with Fullstaq Marketer reviews but unfortunately, most of them feature the paid promotional content.

Fullstaq Marketer by Keala Kanae Website ScreenshotIf you want to know the truth about Fullstaq Marketer then keep reading because we have investigated this new program and here is what we found.

Our honest Fullstaq Marketer review will reveal the truth that has been smartly covered by Keala Kanae’s promotional strategy. We are going to tell you what Fullstaq Marketer actually is and what Keala Kenae is up to.

This Fullstaq Marketer review is going to be way different than those of the paid opinions. We are not here to promote get-rich-quick schemes but to help our readers know the truth about these programs.

What Is Fullstaq Marketer?   |   Complaints About Keala Kanae   |   How Does Fullstaq Marketer Work?   |   Is Fullstaq Marketer a Scam?   |   A Better Alternative

What Is Fullstaq Marketer?

Keala Kanae has introduced different income-generating programs over the years and Fullstaq Marketer is his latest adventure. Before we advance any further, it is important to bear in mind that Kanae is very good at promoting anything online and this is why you might come across different Fullstaq Marketer reviews talking high of this newly introduced scheme.

If you could remember, AWOL Academy emerged as a promising money-making program and Keala Kanae is the person behind that venture. With the passage of time, people finally know the reality and this is what forces these people to come up with a new name.

Fullstaq Marketer basically the revision on AWOL Academy. Kanae managed AWOL Academy along with his partners but now he has come with different plans and different allies.

Fullstaq Marketer is basically a training program focusing on online marketing strategies (specifically affiliate marketing). According to Keala, less than 5% of students manage to make any money online even after taking paid courses to learn online marketing.

We are not sure about the legitimacy of this claim. But there is a striking hint that could help you. Perhaps Keale based his claim on the results from the performance of the buyers of his own AWOL Academy. If that is the case, what could you expect from Fullstaq Marketer?

Complaints About Keala Kanae

Most of his customers are not happy with the long training sessions or webinars. They are around 3 hours each. But the worst thing is that the promotion of his own sales funnel eats up most of the time of his training sessions. His customers definitely didn’t pay him to tell them about his own products and upsells. Now, Keala has sensed that his customers are right and they are no more ready to trust him. This is why he has thrown a new bait in the water.

How Does Fullstaq Marketer Work?

Keala is basically trying to win the confidence back and this is why he is trying to tell you that this new system doesn’t feature the previously attempted promotional strategies. He is trying his best to disconnect himself from the ever failing AWOL Academy.

Fullstaq Marketer brings in some new material to encourage the customers to complete the course and make a significant impact with the help of practical implementation of what they learn. This time, Keala has divided the training program into different stages and he awards the successful customers with points as soon as they clean a stage. He does it to keep the customers engaged and motivated.

The objective is to facilitate the customers with a comprehensive training program that features all important factors for a comprehensive online marketing campaign. When you are looking to make money online, you are basically looking to earn more and more affiliate commissions or sell your own products to earn a profit.

So the idea is that you’ll sign up to Fullstaq Marketer & you’ll be shown how you can promote various products as an affiliate – such as products from Amazon or other online retailers… Or even services as opposed to products.

This is something that’s known as affiliate marketing & it’s actually the same way I personally make most of my own income online. I can vouch for the method, it’s legit – but unfortunately, there are many training programs that are NOT legit.

One of the best training programs I’ve personally come across to date is Commission Academy… And the reason I claim that is the best because not only does it offer a LOT more content than most other places, but it also offers great value for money.

You see whilst programs like the Fullstaq Marketer are indeed legit (from a technical standpoint) they are what’s known as high-ticket programs which means they end up being very costly & could see you spending thousands of dollars.

The reason these programs are so costly is because they too have affiliate programs themselves and to make the commissions seem more attractive to affiliates they have bumped up the price of the programs. It’s not illegal, but it’s not something I like because I believe products should be priced based on the value they provide not the amount people can earn by promoting them.

Anyway, inside of Fullstaq Marketer you’ll be shown how to set up a sales funnel, how to add products into the funnel & then how to use paid advertising to generate traffic to it.

Again this is all legit but another problem arises here too, which is that you don’t get the tools required to do all of this inside of Fullstaq Marketer so you will be required to spend even more money elsewhere (which if you use their recommended tools it’ll run into hundreds of dollars per month).

And it relies on paid traffic which I would NEVER recommend to a newcomer because it’s so risky. Paid traffic requires lots of trial & error & since your paying for it this means you could end up losing a lot of money as you try to figure out a profitable campaign.

Sometimes it takes around $5,000 or more just to figure out what’s going to be profitable… And that’s why I prefer programs that teach the free methods of getting traffic & making money.

Plus there’s the whole thing about the AWOL Academy split, because what about those existing members of AWOL Academy?

Keala has distanced himself from that program & in my opinion, Keala should have shown some concerns but he didn’t. We think that he doesn’t care about his previous students and he is in no mood of offering some sort of compensation.

How do you know he isn’t just going to do the same with Fullstaq Marketer a few months down the line? It seems a risky move to invest thousands into a program which could just ultimately end up disappearing in a few months.

Which brings me onto…

Is Fullstaq Marketer a Scam?

AWOL Academy is a huge failure and we can conclude Fullstaq Marketer review by stating that we can easily anticipate what Keala is up to. He is basically trying to catch more fish by changing the bait.

The reality is that this person is once again going to promote his own sales funnels via this new course. Nothing is going to change. The results will be the same as the AWOL Academy. Though it is not a scam we think that this program will also carry no value at all. He is presenting the same thing wrapped in new packaging.

All you’re really going to be doing is buying into the Fullstaq Marketer program & then getting taught how to promote the Fullstaq Marketer program onto others with the opportunity to earn commissions at their expense.

In my opinion, it doesn’t go into too much detail on how to start your own separate business around a passion that you’re actually interested in. I mean sure, it touches on it, but it seems the primary focus is just on promoting Fullstaq Marketer to others.

So with that being said whilst Fullstaq Marketer is indeed technically legit I will say that I personally think it is overpriced & I also think that there are better alternatives available which are free or cheaper.

One of the best alternatives, in my opinion, is Commission Academy. The reason I say that is because Wealthy Affiliate has a LOT more training overall & you can get started there for free without paying anything upfront… Plus there is no huge costs like there is at Fullstaq Marketer & Commission Academy also provides all of the tools you need to get moving as well without having to pay any extra.

But whatever you decide to do & whatever program you decide to go with I just hope that my review of Fullstaq Marketer here has given you a good insight into how this thing works & what you can expect from it.

If you still happen to have any questions or comments though then, of course, don’t hesitate to leave them below. 🙂

A Better Alternative

The sad truth is that unfortunately most of the programs promising to help you make money online are scams. I can say that confidently after exposing over 500+ of them here on this blog.

But the good news is that even though most of them are indeed scams, there are actually some very good programs in amongst them - some programs that can truly help you to earn money.

And out of all of the legit programs I've seen, the one I would recommend the most to anybody looking to get started online is Commission Academy. In my own opinion, that's the best place to start.

At Commission Academy, you'll be provided with everything you need (including the training & tools) to begin earning real money by promoting products or services for companies like Amazon online.

The best part is that there's literally no limit on the amount you can earn with it & the process is pretty simple which means that it's absolutely perfect for people that don't have much experience.

Some wealthy affiliates even earn as much as 5-figures per month... Or more!

Amazon Earnings Example

I mean don't get me wrong, that kind of money won't just fall into your lap without doing any work... But the harder you're willing to work at it, the more you stand to earn with it.

So if you're looking to get started but don't know which route you should go down or which program you should join (and don't want to waste money on bogus things that don't actually work), then I'd highly recommend checking out Commission Academy first. You can learn more about it here.

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34 thoughts on “Fullstaq Marketer Review – Scam By Keala Kanae or Legit Affiliate Training Program?”

  1. I decided to check out Fullstaq Marketer with a money back return in 30 days if I didn’t like the program. After two weeks and going through some of the training I asked for a refund. I talked to one of representatives who said he would recommend a refund, and I haven’t heard from then since. I guess there will be no refund. I thought they were honest company, and I have been proven wrong.

    • Wow, I’m shocked to hear that – I too would have certainly thought they’d have honoured a refund. Sorry to hear about your experience but thank you for sharing it.

    • Did you follow up on your refund request, their policy is pretty straight forward. If you didn’t can you really say you were scammed?

  2. I was an AWOL customer. All my accounts tranfered to FULLSTAQ. Plus I don’t have to pay to be an afflilate. The revamped program is so much better and more comprehensive. Although the affiliate program is offered, it’s not pushed. Use it or don’t use it, the training is not limited to it.

    Dale did not do much homework for this article.

    • You do have to pay to be an affiliate… Here’s the direct quote from their Terms outlining the fees:

      Member, subscriber or customer purchasing a recurring monthly subscription product, such as the “Online Community ” and/or “Affiliate Pack” authorizes Fullstaq Marketer to debit the payment account on a recurring monthly basis.

  3. Dale, I have looked into FullStaq and trying to decide if I should pull the trigger. The 2 hour free intro with offer at the end was insightful and showed the process he uses. I landed here in search of honest reviews to help me make up my mind.

    I have heard of Wealth Affiliate and have read mixed reviews on it as well. For full disclosure are you a part of their affiliate program? I do not have a problem if you are their affiliate but it would be nice to disclose that information. The appearance is you are discrediting one affiliate program while promoting one you are a part of. I ask because you mention it several times in your article. Some of the bad reviews of Wealthy Affiliate state they push their affiliate program on their members.

    It is hard for people like me, who are looking for a way to make money online (not get rich quick) to “live more work less”, to find the right program or offer, without giving away to much of what little money we do have.

    Looking forward to your response.

    • Hi Bobby, I’m an affiliate of both Fullstaq Marketer & Wealthy Affiliate – based on my experience of both, I decided to recommend Wealthy Affiliate over Fullstaq. I think pretty much every program in the world pushes their affiliate programs to their members… Even Amazon! But ultimately you always remain in full control of what you want to promote. There’s a difference between pushed & forced. Honestly, if you’re torn between these two programs & don’t want to give too much money away, definitely go with WA. Fullstaq will see you parting with a ridiculous amount of cash, and yet still won’t provide you with any of the actual tools you need either.

      • Dale, Thanks for your quick response.

        I just finished reading your review on WA and am leaning towards joining you there.

        Thanks again for the quick response and the honest answers.

          • You clearly have a very biased POV about Fullstaq and Keala. If you weren’t trying to promote your own product, it might come across AT LEAST A TINY AMOUNT less biased. Here’s what I would encourage anyone who’s reading these reviews to do… I would encourage everyone to scour the internet for information on YOU, Dale. How much information is there around the internet about YOUR success?? Then try doing some research on Keala Kanae. What did you find?? I did some research, and aside from YOUR OWN content… There’s not much information out there to suggest you’re successful enough in this space to be giving anyone advice, let alone trash talk someone who clearly is a professional.
            Keala is an 8 figure entrepreneur with multiple 2 comma awards and is one of the greatest online marketing “gurus” in America – if not the world. In response to some of your negative talking points, Keala didn’t lose AWOL or have to get rid of it because it was doing poorly, or anything along those lines. In fact, what happened was simply a difference in opinion between him and his partner at the time. After failing to agree on the direction of the company, they parted ways with Keala rebranding the business and bringing everyone over to Fullstaq who was already an AWOL member. I personally know this because I have been involved in at least some capacity since before AWOL made the transition. I can also attest to the fact that I HAVE NEVER had to pay a monthly fee to be a member of AWOL or Fullstaq.
            In regards to refunds, I can tell you I’ve known a few people who’ve asked for refunds and received them. I haven’t ever come into contact with anyone who wanted a refund and didn’t receive it – that’s only my personal experience. What I can tell you, is that I don’t personally believe a company that went from $0 – $20million in revenue in a single year, needs to keep money from people that don’t want to be involved. It’s as simple as calling or emailing support at fullstaqmarketer.com.
            The other thing I would like to mention is that when you’re doing your research and trying to decide on what you want to do, think about it in terms of anything else you train for in life. If you were serious, and really wanted to learn how to master Karate, would you rather train with Chuck Norris; or take classes at Bob’s Discount Karate on Main St in the Suburb of Anytown America? If you wanted to be a Motivational Speaker for a living, would you rather train directly under Tony Robbins; or have your High School Guidance Counselor take you under their wing? Lastly, do you think you’d become a Black Belt in Karate or a Tony Robbins level speaker from reading a copy of Karate for Dummies or Motivational Speaking for Dummies?? Sure it’s possible.. but not very likely.
            Some of the most valuable content in the entire Fullstaq Marketer training is the Mindset portion. Mindset is the difference between being successful and wanting to be successful. Mindset is what makes all the difference between “being” and “wanting to be”… Period!
            What Dale also fails to mention in the article anywhere is that Keala and Fullstaq are so sure that you can succeed with the program, and with the right mindset, that they have a 90 day $15,000 guarantee. If you can’t make $15,000 in 90 days, Keala and the others will literally hold your hand every step of the way to get you to $15,000 in 90 days or less. There’s no one else in this industry that makes such a guarantee.
            A lot of what Dale also fails to mention is that if you TRULY want to be successful and learn how to be a Digital Marketing Expert, then the course from Keala and Fullstaq WILL GET YOU THERE. There is TONS of support, the people at Fullstaq welcome EVERY individual regardless of their abilities or background with open arms. They help walk you through the process. They’re completely accessible for questions and the community of members is incredibly supportive. There’s no negativity, no sarcasm, no BS, just thousands of people with a passion to learn and a passion to earn. The testimonials you see, the reviews you see, they’re real and they’re given freely. No one is ever forced to say nice things, I wasn’t forced to write this… I wasn’t paid to write this. In fact, I stumbled on this looking for a copy of an image for an Ad I am placing because I continue to make an AMAZING living from home thanks to Fullstaq and my Elite training, thanks to all my teachers and mentors, and I am loving it. The program is like any other program out there, it takes ACTION. It takes COMMITMENT. It takes WORK. But it is ONE OF the best programs out there, with the new BLC (Business Launch Challenge) they’re doing you can learn how to do this and build a funnel, potentially even get a sale, all in just ONE WEEKEND. One Friday evening, a Saturday, and part of Sunday is all it takes – AND – Best of all, it’s FREE. So if you are REALLY interested in a completely UNBIASED review, then feel free to contact me. Feel free to email me and I’ll gladly answer any questions you have.
            One other thing, the cost of the program… Although there are options as high as $9997, there are also much cheaper options and a variety of different packages available. The full package is a complete hand-holding experience with a dedicated tutor and someone there with you every step of the way answering questions and guiding you along the way. If that’s what you need, if you need constant encouragement and help with completing or staying on task, then that’s the perfect package for you. If you’re able to follow simple, easy, well-taught lessons and instructions with step-by-step tutorials… then you can also get the entire course for somewhere around 1/3 or 1/4 of that price, maybe less. I honestly don’t remember offhand how much I paid, but it wasn’t a recurring payment, and most importantly – I have made it back MULTIPLE TIMES OVER. So the rest is up to you… but at least you’ve now had a chance to see both sides of the coin.

          • Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment. I was a member of AWOL & there was definitely a recurring fee as I can remember paying it. With regards to the review, you mention there have been some updates to Fullstaq so I will certainly schedule it in to be updated accordingly.

  4. I am looking to get a refund on Fullstaq. Are they true to their word? They say you have 30 days to get a refund. Please help me if you can on getting my refund. The validation time is way out to October 27 today Date is Sept 23. That is a long time to wait and it is past the 30 days Money Back Guarantee. It seems like they sold 200 spots and can only train 50 people. THanks for your Help I look forward to your reply.

    • Thanks for the feedback Michelle. For the record Commission Academy is free affiliate marketing training & so the reason I “pushed” it is because I believe it’s better for people to choose a free program than to pay thousands for what’s essentially pretty much the same stuff. Just trying to help you out Michelle!

      • Hahaha…. There’s no comparison. It’s not even close to “essentially pretty much the same”… There are many many many little things that are the difference between successfully landing in someones inbox vs spam and/or running ads and earning a living or getting your ad account shut down because you don’t know all the little tips/tricks and nuggets of info needed to actually be successful. You CAN get there on your own for FREE, but you can also get to Alaska on Foot… It’s just easier to pay for a plane ticket and take a 747. Fullstaq’s a 747 IMO, and you’re offering a discount pair of sneakers for Goodwill. But at least you’re offering something. Never take advice on how to become a millionaire from someone who’s never earned a million dollars.

    • So true. Charles definitely makes a good point. I read this while attending Keala’s Business Launch Challenge. Dale’s review is dishonest as he is trying to promote his own academy. I have no intentions of leaving Keala’s program. My goal is to enroll for the elite program.

      Do your own research but don’t trust anyone who trashes other programs while promoting their own program.

      • My review is not dishonest. I was a member of the course & simply shared my own opinion. Am I trying to promote my academy? Yes, because it’s a free alternative that provides information on how you can start a thriving online business. If you’d prefer to spend thousands, by all means do so… But if you’d prefer to get free training… Then check out the academy.

  5. I started reading this looking for some information on a program/class being offered to learn and get a online job with social media. One report stated that Clickbank was putting it up. Anyone hear this one?

  6. I would LOVE to see someone offer EVERYTHING for a commission of FUTURE earnings. You know I earn it and you take 5% or 10% for the rest of my life. Have FAITH. Show FAITH. Be Faithful. I am just saying IF and WHEN one is set for life then pay it forward. Where did I just see something about paying after you earn? Hopefully, I bookmarked it lol. Good Luck to the nearly 8 Billion people in the world. Freedom in EVERY FORM matters!

    • One thing I’ve learned over the years after releasing my own courses is that requiring people to pay for a course actually benefits the users. When you provide a free course, a very small percentage of members take action. When you require people to pay, more people take much more action. Also, there is no guarantee that you will take action (and earn anything), so giving a product for free to people who may not take action is not a very good business model generally. It would be great if everybody worked hard, but the reality (after seeing thousands of people go through my own free courses) is that most people don’t.

  7. Hey Dale,

    I came across your website while I was looking for information about Fullstaq. Are you still with that program? I know the program has been completely redone and it’s actually pretty good now.

  8. Excellent work, Dale – I like FULL transparency – with the emphasis on FULL- I just joined Fullstaq at $99==== may stay on and not pay any additional fees to them- just to get some “education” about this online marketing thing. I shall give MOST SERIOUS consideration to join Commission Academy (I don’t need $15000 worth of hand holding)- I have 2 newsletters- a weekly podcast on YT and write regularly on a writer’s platform called Medium. It’s time to get serious about doing some focused affiliate marketing- Commission Academy MAY be my “plane ticket” to – where was it that Andrew mentioned??? Anyway – Kudos to you Dale— and yes- I see you too stayed with AWOL/ aka Fullstaq- But het0 they seem to offer some good info – but IMHO I think Commission Academy may be my affiliate marketing home for the long haul!


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