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Welcome to my Six Figure Mentors review for 2021.

I recently spent 7+ hours researching this affiliate marketing course so you don’t have to.

If you want to know:

  • What Six Figure Mentors is all about
  • If it’s legit or a scam
  • Common complaints about the program
  • Why some people call it a pyramid scheme
  • If students are actually getting results

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s get startedWhat is Six Figure Mentors?

Six Figure Mentors is a somewhat controversial online training program that promises to help you build a digital business and “design the life you love.”

The program first launched in 2010.

Keep reading and I’ll explain the controversy.

How can you make money with Six Figure Mentors?

Successful students of Six Figure Mentors seem to make most of their money like this:

  • They become affiliates of SFM
  • They advertise SFM on Facebook
  • They convert those advertising leads into sales of SFM
  • The collect a commission for each sale

Selling other people’s products and collecting a commission is called affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing can be done with free or paid traffic, and you can use it to promote many different products.

From what I’ve seen, Six Figure Mentors primarily teaches you how to promote SFM itself with paid traffic from Facebook ads.

When successful, the entire process looks like this:


Is Six Figure Mentors legit or a scam?

That depends how you feel about Multi-Level Marketing. Because Six Figure Mentors is considered by many to be an MLM company, and for good reason.

If you consider MLM to be a kind of scam, then you’re likely to view Six Figure Mentors as a scam.

Note that Multi-Level Marketing is NOT the same thing as a pyramid scheme, though there can be quite a bit of overlap.

The main difference is that pyramid schemes are illegal, whereas MLMs are not.

According to

I haven’t seen Six Figure Mentors describe themselves as an MLM company, but I would certainly regard them as such.


Because my research failed to uncover evidence of any SFM students earning a significant income without recruiting other members to SFM.

In other words, recruiting other members seems to be the primary — if not the only — way that students of SFM make money.

Does that make Six Figure Mentors a scam?

Again, it depends how you feel about Multi-Level Marketing.

As the FTC notes, MLM can be legit, but:

Most people who join legitimate MLMs make little or no money.

My personal take on Six Figure Mentors is that their training is most likely overpriced, and the main thing you learn from it is how to convince other people to buy the same training.

I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a scam, but I rate SFM as one of the worst affiliate marketing courses I’ve reviewed to date..Six Figure Mentors Price + Discount Info

Six Figure Mentors has many products and tiers, starting with basic free training and going all the way up to a $20,000 offering.

Only three membership options are listed on the SFM sales page:

However, there is another “level” to Six Figure Mentors called the Digital Experts Academy (DEA), with prices ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.

If you sign up for the free training you will see a 72-hour discount offer to get $100 off the initial fee for Essential Membership:

If you were to become an Essential Member of SFM for an entire year, with the $100 discount, it would cost you more than $1,200.

And that’s not including the money you’d need to spend on Facebook ads to actually generate some income for yourself.

This is on the expensive end when it comes to affiliate marketing courses



I usually list the positives of a course before getting into criticisms.

But in the case of Six Figure Mentors, I’ve found no significant positives to mention.

On to the criticisms then…

Multi-Level Marketing Model

Many affiliate marketing courses have their own affiliate programs. But few take it as far as Six Figure Mentors, where the affiliate program appears to be the only way students are earning significant income.

Six Figure Mentors emphasize that you’re free to apply their training to promote any products or services you choose…

However, I’ve read multiple reports that SFM strongly encourages students to promote SFM above all else, and provides little guidance for finding and promoting other products or services.

Add to that: through my several hours of researching SFM, I can’t recall seeing even one example of a student who has earned significant income promoting something other than Six Figure Mentors itself.

Instead, you see examples like these two brothers who earned more than $200,000 in only 9 months by getting other people to sign up for SFM…

One of those brothers shows at the 6:30 mark of the following video that they went on to earn $1.45 million from promoting SFM, including $185,554 in a single month…

Meanwhile, this student shows at the 6:00 mark that he earned almost $600,000 in commissions from SFM in less than two years…

This approach to affiliate marketing differs significantly from other affiliate marketing courses I’ve reviewed.

For example, courses like The Authority Site System and Commission Hero teach you how to find all kinds of third-party products to promote, and barely mention their own affiliate programs.

But with courses like Six Figure Mentors and Wealthy Affiliate, most of the training is focused on turning you into a salesperson for the program itself.

The process looks like this:

  • Buy the program
  • Program teaches you how to sell the program
  • You sell the program to other people
  • You earn a commission for each sale you refer

This process has obviously proved profitable for some SFM students — most likely a tiny minority — but many people are uncomfortable with it.

Like this commenter on YouTube:

Background of the Founders

The founders of Six Figure Mentors — Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek — have a history of promoting MLM-type products. Some of which were declared illegal.

Back in 2009, Stuart Ross was encouraging people to join a program called YourNetBiz…