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Clickbank University Honest Review

Published on 2/2/2019
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Clickbank University 2.0 Evaluation: Is it Worth The Cost?

Item Call: Clickbank University
Product Owners: Matt Hulett, Adam Horwitz, Justin Atlan
Promoted Rate: $47 monthly
Upsells: $594.
Rating: 90/100.
More Details:

Update 2018: I wrote this original review back in 2014. It's quite popular, so I wanted to update it this year to show any changes. In general, the program has actually not altered much. It's still a great way to find out how to develop a service releasing your own info products. Nevertheless, I do want to clear up one piece of confusion prior to we get started.

Clickbank University has because included a set of trainings for affiliates. It's great training, however not my # 1 option. If you wish to be an affiliate and construct affiliate sites, then you are better off learning about that things from this affiliate training center. They've been around for 12 years, and have produced countless success stories (a few of which I've personally mentored, considering that 2012).

Even if you do want to offer your own digital products, CBU is a terrific choice. However I do not advise you purchase everything Clickbank wants you to purchase, so keep reading for more details.

What Is It?

Clickbank University is a training center and community on how to develop your own details items to sell online. You can likewise find out how to market other people's items by means of affiliate marketing.

The quality of training is really high, and the neighborhood is somewhat active. The cost is rather high but not unreasonable for what you get. I think this might be a good product for someone wanting to market info via their own information item listed on Clickbank, however not for someone wanting to make money in affiliate marketing.

Clickbank University Members Area.

Usually I have to deal with scam artist attempting to squeeze every penny out of me on sales pages, so Clickbank's simple sales page was an enjoyable surprise. They are clear about what you will be doing inside the members area, and what your cash will spend for.

There were two things that put me off on their sales page:.

The new, updated version of the sales page emphasizes worry mongering. They have a long dialogue about how Google's Deep Mind robots are going to take our tasks and to remain pertinent we require to work at house. Come on guys, you have a legit training center and do not need to play that kind of video game. Selling details products online is not going to save us from the robot transformation.
I likewise dislike that they attempt to sell me a $600 product prior to I even access my first purchase!

About The Home builder 2.0.

This is landing page structure software application they try to sell you after you acquire your $47/month membership. Why should I pay $600 for this when I might buy Thrive Designer for $67. That's an excellent landing page contractor that incorporates with WordPress, implying you can host your site ANYWHERE. There are lots of other landing page plugins for WordPress as well. With Builder 2.0, you are required to host at Clickbank, so you're stuck to them for life!
income gushing advertising.

Bleh. Please. Buzz like this is ridiculous.

Inside Clickbank University 2.0 Members Location.

screenshot inside cbu members area including 5 locations of the site.

Inside CBU 2.0, you'll see there are a couple of tabs. In order to get access to all the lessons, you have to complete a type and demand it. Otherwise, the lessons are drip-fed on a schedule. The primary training is going to be the "vendor" training. You'll discover how to develop a consumer avatar, established a landing/sales page and funnel, getting your item on Clickbank, then scaling your organisation. Each section of the training has a number of videos, and they range for 3-25 minutes long.

There's a ton of content, so Clickbank University deserves the price if your are producing your first item and attempting to find out how to offer it online!

Clickbank University 2.0 Vendors Lesson List.

You'll also have access to the Clickbank University Forum, where you can get in contact with other members, and exchange concepts. The forum part of the program has enhanced significantly in the previous 3 years. It's still not nearly as active as my # 1 advised affiliate training program, but the material is far more focused on item creators, rather than product affiliates. So, my initial review of Clickbank U. still remains the very same: It's a good place for product creators, but affiliate training is just kind of an add-on perk.

Are you simply starting your first online service and not exactly sure whether you wish to be a product creator or affiliate? Personally, I choose being an affiliate. It's not as glamorous as owning your own product, however I think it gets much closer to the concept of passive income. Check out how affiliate marketing creates passive income better than any other type of service.

What I Liked About Clickbank University (Upgraded).

The main training center concentrates on product development, which is different from most other "generate income" systems that I review. Item creation can be an extremely lucrative online organisation if you produce a high quality item( s) and can drive traffic to your site. (They did include an affiliate area, which I'm going to cover below. ).

You can make more loan if you have a great e-mail series for e-mail marketing, and a lot more loan if you have excellent incentives for affiliates to start doing the selling for you.

I didn't enjoy all the videos readily available to me, but the ones I saw were very honest, high quality, and supplied real insight into how internet marketing works. I saw a few about how to think about a product to offer, how to drive traffic to your site, and the fundamentals of how affiliate marketing works on Clickbank.

There is a ton of information to read, so if you sign up with Clickbank University, you'll have plenty to keep you hectic. Beginners will absolutely gain from training, in addition to low-intermediate to intermediate level online marketers. I believe if you have experience and have just not discovered luck with your previous campaigns, you might discover the information quite basic, and may just benefit from later training modules (which I was unable to view).

Lots of High Quality Lessons.

There are weeks and weeks of lessons within CBU. They are a mix of in person video, plus over the shoulder video. There's also a downloadable written portion (green arrow in the image listed below) where you can see standard highlights from the video part. Though I love video, written things is easier to review. No need to see a 20 minute video once again to simply get a refresher!

Site Contractor (Builder 2.0).

Initially I was against the Site Contractor because I assumed it was just another CMS like WordPress. Too bad they truly didn't make it clear in the main sales video. I skipped all the upsell junk due to the fact that I actually dislike the upsell process that the majority of companies force us through. However, after investigating it a bit, I believe it could be advantageous for product creators. Having a pre-set funnel strategy and landing page builder could assist some newbies stay on track.

It can even help you build your subscription location, and other aspects of your organisation using a cookie-cutter design program. That will save you a lot of time, especially as a novice!

This is a way to assist you create a site for your own item that essentially integrates with Clickbank to make offering this item much easier. I think this is a cool idea, and for folks wanting to produce their own digital item, this would be a beneficial financial investment. But keep in mind, you're now paying $47/month for CBU members location ($ 564 each year), PLUS $594 for the home builder. Your annual cost of organisation operation simply leapt to over $1,000. Also, remember that this may lock your website into their contractor, so if you choose to change to outside hosting eventually, I'm uncertain how that process goes.

If you are serious about creating and selling your own digital items online, you need to prepare yourself for such a financial investment. It's still a million times cheaper than a physical business, but not as inexpensive as being an affiliate.

More Active Community!

When I initially reviewed Clickbank University, I was really vital of their support system and neighborhood. Many concerns were unanswered, and e-mails were not responded it. It was a ghost town. Nevertheless, 3 years later on, it appears like things have gotten a bit.

It's still not a thriving community of instant answers and repairs to problems, however it's significantly enhanced. You can see from screenshots below that there are brand-new concerns posted nearly daily, and that there are a number of responses per thread. Some people respond in quite a great deal of detail. Experienced members are helping newbies, and people are exchanging information to assist enhance each others' organisations. Incredible!

Frequency of Questions and Variety Of Responses.

Example of Extensive Answer.

Example of Professional Helping a Beginner.

Weekly Q&A Webinars.

Now, included with your subscription, are weekly webinars for asking questions. I am going to attend one today to see how it goes, and report back when I have more information.
YouTube Advertisements Crash Course + Copywriting Course.

This is another portion of the training that will teach you how to market your item and/or site with YouTube advertisements. On top of that, there's a short guide for learning how to write ad copy. These are not comprehensive, however they are included in your "library", and can help you get traffic to your landing page.

What Clickbank University Might Improve.

More Examples Of Products And Affiliate Sites.

The toughest thing for somebody getting going is determining what to sell, whether they are an item creator or affiliate. It would be terrific if Clickbank spent some time showing sites and items that are doing an excellent task. I understand this can be tough, because many product and website developers don't desire their effort copied by a lot of students! However, examples of effective entrepreneurs doing the exact same thing you're doing would be good for motivation.

More Traffic Examples.

Traffic is the heart and soul of a service. Without traffic, you simply aren't going to earn money online, no matter what you're offering or what organisation model you're utilizing. There is a totally different tab for traffic in the members location, so I had high expectations. Nevertheless, it's limited to a couple of videos about Facebook Advertising, then some stuff about Instagram.

What about Facebook pages?
What about natural search traffic through Google and Bing?
What about paid ad areas?
What about other social media platforms?
What about material production? Blogging? Keywords?

They might do a LOT more with the traffic section of their website, although I think you could ask concerns about this things in their weekly Q&A Webinars.

More Concentrated Webinars.

The webinars are good, and it's nice that you can ask any question you want. However, they are not extremely organized. I listened to one from August, which was just an audio recording with a bunch of random concerns. I think if they had a weekly topic that was concentrated on a portion of building an online service, then it would be much easier to search through the subjects to discover things that interest you. How are we expected to benefit from these webinar recordings when they are all just random subjects from the whole world of internet marketing?

At least, some kind of transcript and tagging system revealing which topics were covered would assist, and make these webinars better, particularly for somebody like myself who has a bit more experience online.

I likewise attended a current webinar (Sept 2017), and much of the material was newbie concerns about how to manage time and how to start. Those will be interesting for a real rookie who's simply curious about online marketing, however for somebody wanting to take action, I saw very little "direction". The huge bulk of the webinar was just taking a look at a static screen (CBU members area).

What I didn't Like About CBU.

I have actually significantly reduced the number of things I previously disliked about this item. There utilized to be multiple concerns with upsells, absence of assistance, and issue with the members area. I've deleted about 1,000 words of content on this page since late 2017 just because they repaired the issues. No item is best though!

Are Locked Modules Actually for My Benefit? (Upgraded).

Obviously a lot of people grumbled about the locked training, since it seems to be more unlocked now. You can resolve weeks 1-3 with no special gain access to. However, to unlock the rest of the training, you have to send them an email.

To me, this seems cumbersome. Previously, they enticed us with a yearly membership in order to open all the training, which was a total insult. So their current setup is a big improvement. Their thinking is that by locking the training you can keep individuals on track in the lessons and not skip ahead.

However, I still believe I'm smart sufficient to figure out what to do myself. I'm an adult, not a 5-year-old. Simply gim me the lessons man.

Previous Criticism!

Clickbank University started off as very mediocre item. It did not live up to the buzz, even though I believed it was decent. There were two specific things that pissed me off, so I want to leave them here.

# 1: Their affiliate supervisor composed me an email to ask me to get rid of criticisms from my review, including my comments about assistance issues and neighborhood activity. Nevertheless, when I responded with some follow up questions, they did not respond. OK, I think I was right.

# 2: I attended an "educational" webinar from Clickbank (March 2, 2015) simply to see what they were teaching and if the quality had improved. I was sorely disappointed in what I saw. The webinar was simply a marketing tool to register to Clickbank, and absolutely nothing was truly taught at all.

In reality, they spent about the first 10 minutes of the webinar telling us how it's limited seating and if we leave we can't get back in. It actually stank of the 'incorrect shortage' that masters love to utilize.

The most outrageous part is that is was about setting goals for 2015, but the date they launched it was in March. Um people, you're 2 full months too late. I had actually gotten other notices of webinars in the past, so I don't understand if they are simply recycling the exact same webinar every number of weeks, or what.

The whole thing was actually chaotic and uninformative. Horwitz and Atlan bumbled through a powerpoint (revealing us their notes, removing a few of the motion picture magic), and spit out a lot of normal scrap about "don't be a servant to the male", and "live a life of monetary freedom". Some of these tactics were poor attempts as marketing mind control by telling us to say things to ourselves like "I need to take control of my life!".

Truly, actually low quality things people. I can't say if this is reflective of the webinars inside the CBU neighborhood, but this one was a genuine turn-off.

Affiliate Marketing Training at CBU.

Unfortunately, the affiliate training inside Clickbank University is just not great. It's most likely worth a $97 one-time cost, however not a repeating commission. There's no interaction! Why should I be paying a regular monthly charge for something fixed like videos?

Plus, the kicker, is that the videos are at least 2 years old without updates. They reference a website called Elance, which was combined into at least 2 years back. So the videos are old.

Do not get me incorrect, the majority of the details inside the affiliate training is fantastic for newbies. There's lots of details about how affiliate marketing works, what an email list is, and how your "funnel" coordinates with your list, and helps you make sales. There's several videos. Apparently it's an 8-week course, however I believe a determined person could end up in two weeks.

The main thing this whole section is missing out on is step-by-step lessons. Yes, we need a list, however how do we register to Aweber or Mailchimp? What are the distinctions? Yes, we need a squeeze page, but can you reveal me some examples? There's a lot of informing us how stuff works, but I wanted more proving of how things works.

I also noticed that they referenced the most "popular" item in Clickbank, a woodworking product which has been outed as a scam. Unfortunately, it seems that Clickbank hasn't truly tidied up their act in terms what type of items they allow on their platform.

Likewise, be aware that they emphasize creating a squeeze page, then just discuss paid traffic methods like Facebook Ads and Instagram Shoutouts. First of all, Facebook is really strict about capture pages. I had a number of rejected due to the fact that they were "make money schemes" (their words, not mine), so a simple page speaking about how to "earn money online" will not pass their moderators. Will the very same hold true with health/fitness pages?

Overall, this was not a terrific set of trainings. It was worth a listen, however there are much better affiliate training and traffic generation items out there.

Last Evaluation.

Clickbank University is an excellent item that deserves the month-to-month membership expense of $47/month. I believe that for someone seeking to develop and promote their own digital info item through Clickbank, this is probably going to be your best financial investment. If you are an "professional" in something and want to earn money off of your knowledge, now's the time to begin!

Nevertheless, I don't like their marketing technique of "upsells", and the affiliate training was lacking compared to similarly priced products.

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