If you haven’t heard of ClickBank and you’ve been researching internet marketing for a while, you must’ve been living under a rock! They’ve come out with their own course by Adam Horwitz and Justin Atlan, ClickBank University, and I managed to get my grubby hands on it.
I am not an affiliate for ClickBank University. I’ll be going through everything that’s in the members’ area and tell you if its worth the price tag they’ve slapped on it.
Are you ready? Then let’s go. This is ClickBank University.
I was quite surprised when I logged into the members’ area. ClickBank has a bit of a reputation in the industry for selling crappy products. They don’t really vet the products being uploaded by vendors. Just look at Ewen Chia for crying out loud!
Pretty much anyone can create a vendor’s account if you’re happy to pay the $49.95 activation fee. After that you’re free to sell whatever you want if you stick to their terms and services.
A big part of their terms is that you must offer a 60 day money back guarantee. There are many others and if you sign up as a vendor you’ll be presented with them all in their terms and conditions.
They have however impressed me with ClickBank University.
First of all, the layout.
Everything is neatly laid out from the moment you login to the members’ area and as you can see they have a good range of topics.
What I like the most is the training. If you want to be a vendor selling your own products or an affiliate selling products in their marketplace, you’re covered.
Let’s look at the vendor’s training.
They break down everything you need to sell your own digital product. Each subject isn’t in great detail but for the price tag, it’s very good.
I’ll break down the pricing at the end of the review. There’s the option of a one-time fee or a monthly fee.
Let’s break down the training a little further:
So it’s very thorough!
Now the affiliate training.
This training mainly goes through the importance of building an email list.
Building an email list is important because you can then market to that list. The bigger the list and the more they trust you, the more likely they are to buy when you’re promoting.
There’s a lot more to it than this. But that’s an entirely different topic.
Each section inside the topics I’ve shown you above come with a video and a PDF to accompany it.
The videos vary in length form a few minutes up to 20 minutes.
They’re pretty good. They could go into a lot more detail which would make them outstanding but I suppose they’ve made them short so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Even though they’re relatively short videos, Adam and Jason have managed to cover the main topics for both vendors and affiliates pretty well. If you’re wanting to become a vendor within Clickbank, they show you the process of what you need to do to get your digital product up on their marketplace and even help you get the first few sales through the door.
If you’re wanting to become an affiliate, their lessons on building an email list will help you to make commissions with whatever product you wish to sell because you can market to that list you’re building.
And for the price tag it’s pretty good training.
So if you’re an experienced online marketer you probably won’t get anything from these videos. If you’re brand new to the online world you’ll find these pretty helpful.
There’s live training too:
Each session is recorded so if you don’t make the live event you can watch the recording when you’re ready.
There aren’t a huge number of videos on there but they seem to hold them weekly. The most recent one was 3 days ago, so they’re updated regularly which is good.
The recordings and sessions are only available for those who are on the monthly package.
There are a couple things I don’t like about ClickBank University.
First, they try and sell you their website builder which is a whopping $297 per year!
I wouldn’t purchase this because of the potential limitations. You don’t want to be limited to promoting only ClickBank products.
I would go something with more freedom to promote whatever you want online. If you wanted to sell your own products through a different payment processor, like Gumroad for example, you can. I definitely wouldn’t recommend purchasing their website builder.
The second thing I don’t like is that they’ve locked a lot of the content.
They’re locked for X amount of days after you signed up. This is good to make sure you don’t skip steps, but if you want to binge and go through massive chunks at a time, you can’t.
You’ll have no choice but to wait for the content to unlock.
Not a massive problem for most people but it’s a massive pet peeve of mine. I prefer all the content to be provided at once and letting people work through it at their own pace.
I’m very impressed with ClickBank University but I’m only giving it a C+ rating because of the pricing.
You can get the whole course for just $47 which is a crazy price. But look at the blue ticked box.
$47 per month for the live training. I think this is massively overpriced. The live training isn’t that impressive or frequent to ask for the whole price of the course every month.
I think this course is great for the one-time payment of $47 without the live training. It’s not worth the $47 per month for the live training.
In reality, this is probably something that ClickBank should be providing their vendors and affiliates for free. After all, if the training is highly effective, the company will make significantly more money just by creating more successful vendors and affiliates.
Even though the training is pretty good if you’re new to internet marketing, this would be like Aweber, Ebay, WordPress, or any other company charging for their knowledgebase where you’re walked through how to get the most out of your membership and be as successful as possible.
The whole thing is a little bit ludicrous and pretentious as far as I’m concerned – they should be giving this training away so that everyone associated with their company is more successful, therefore making them more money as well.
For no cost at all you can register for one of our 100% free training courses, which overall are much more expansive, can be used to promote ClickBank products or any other product (even ones you own), and provide even higher quality training.
What do you think of ClickBank University? This is the first product I’ve seen online for a long time that I’ve rated higher than an F.
Have you tried ClickBank University? Have you been scammed by other products online? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!