Clickbank Pirate reviews

by Kristennye 100 replies
Anyone have any input on clickbank pirate set to release Aug 4?

Thanks!
#internet marketing product reviews & ratings #clickbank #pirate #reviews
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  • Profile picture of the author RB
    I've also wondered why I don't find much on Clickbank Pirate. I'd like to see what others say.

    It's probably not worth it or we would have heard a blurb at least.

    That probably means we are on someone's gullible list

    RB
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    Click away from the page and you will get an offer for the first month for less than $5 - as opposed to $47. Probably worth trying out at that price.

    Pearson
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Olson
      Was lucky to see this project form as an idea, to launch date today.

      It's well worth it and one of the best plug and play systems I've ever used.

      Those are two of the hardest working people in this business and deserve all the praise and kudos. So I'll give them some - Way to go guys!
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      • Profile picture of the author shlomieweber
        Does it come with any upsells or one tine offers
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        • Profile picture of the author leedev
          One of the comments on site said that they have their own back-end sales products:

          "And they are even going to mail your prospects with backend offers - you cannot beat that, these guys know how to really pick up sales. In fact they were in our top 5 on MME4 so you are lucky to have these guys mailing for you!

          That's a nice start!

          Especially if you get (some) commission on these!
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  • Profile picture of the author DEERFARMER
    I was also wondering about the upsells or otos. Does anyone know?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kent F
      By anyone's standards, those intro. videos are hypey. They take "it requires no work" to kind of ridiculous levels.

      System looks cool, though, and the Plug 'n Play blog idea is one of the best I've seen - that alone is worth something significant.

      On the flipside - I recall Cindye concurring they will initially only be working with MMO products - a huge downer to me.

      It also was quite annoying to me that they heavily edited blog comments - folks with serious questions included. I don't like that, but that's just me.

      I'd say the jury's out, but I can clearly see some value.

      Kent
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      • Profile picture of the author bestyet49
        What are MMO products?
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        • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
          Originally Posted by bestyet49 View Post

          What are MMO products?

          Make Money Online
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          "He elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victorias funeral."

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          • Profile picture of the author snaprfo
            Thanks Adam, I was wondering about MMO as well.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Fox
          Originally Posted by bestyet49 View Post

          What are MMO products?
          Make Money Online (MMO)
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          • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
            Hi Ademartin,

            Because you signed up for the less expensive trial you only start out with two packages to promote, CBPirate itself and apparently Exit Pop (those are randomized. I didn't get that one.)

            When I view the promo tools I see prewritten emails, articles, posts, tweets, signatures, and code for banners.

            Yes, I also see banners that say things like "blogging to the bank". These banners appear to be related traffic generating things that they are trying to sell to you and I was also confused by them at first. Just block out the pictures mentally and focus on the text if you want to see what promotion tools you have.

            I'm not planning on using much of the pre-generated text. I'm more interested in how they've already set up the squeeze page and report delivery. That's what I'm thinking is worth the $47 (if they're effective, of course). And then them doing follow-up for you is hopefully worth the $27/monthly.

            As far as I can tell the only way to see that part is to experience it. Click on your affiliate link at the very top of the view promo tools section. That way you can see the squeeze page like your customers will. Enter an email in order to get the report and see the rest of the process.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kent F
              They were reportedly going to cap sales at 1,000, but have busted through the 2,500 level and still going strong.

              I see some pro and con there - both are fairly obvious. Good luck Beth and others - I'm pulling for you!

              Kent
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              • Profile picture of the author GCworld
                Originally Posted by Kent F View Post

                They were reportedly going to cap sales at 1,000, but have busted through the 2,500 level and still going strong.

                I see some pro and con there - both are fairly obvious. Good luck Beth and others - I'm pulling for you!

                Kent
                Looked good but turned out to not live up to all the hype. Don't waste your money or time! I am not a "newbie" to internet marketing. First made money as an affiliate in 2004. Unfortunately, there are more programs filled with hype than ones that truly work. Guess that is because there are too many people willing to tell lies to make the quick buck than ones who want to be able to look at themselves in the mirror. On top of that they will usually joint venture with others willing to sing their praises to grab a piece of the pie.
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      • Profile picture of the author GCworld
        Originally Posted by Kent F View Post

        By anyone's standards, those intro. videos are hypey. They take "it requires no work" to kind of ridiculous levels.

        System looks cool, though, and the Plug 'n Play blog idea is one of the best I've seen - that alone is worth something significant.

        On the flipside - I recall Cindye concurring they will initially only be working with MMO products - a huge downer to me.

        It also was quite annoying to me that they heavily edited blog comments - folks with serious questions included. I don't like that, but that's just me.

        I'd say the jury's out, but I can clearly see some value.

        Kent
        I already purchased and tried this out both through Adwords and through free ads. With their supposed auto followup expected to see some results - certainly within a few days. This is just another program that looks good but doesn't work! Am not a "newbie" and initially found what they were claiming to be as close to auto program as you could get. They even addressed the question as to what if too many people were promoting the same products, etc. Unfortunately, this has also turned out to be one of those where the 5 products you are given to promote a free report are essentially promoting this product. it is really too bad because the idea is a good one if they had only actually set up squeeze pages, auto responder, etc. for a wide variety of products worth promoting.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobcath
    It's very slick, but too soon to give a review. I'll try to give feedback after a couple of weeks of using.

    Bobby
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    • Profile picture of the author shlomieweber
      Does it come with any upsell or OTO? if yes what are the cost?
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  • Profile picture of the author stillstranger
    You better ask Bobcath seems like he purchased it already, he should know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doiron
    I just bought it and I didn't see any OTOs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Fulton
    I haven't bought the product but you will find most products come with upsells & downsells. Could be wrong here but by having ups & downs its a great way to add to your bottom dollar. Don't get angry at them for doing so.

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  • Profile picture of the author Barb Thornback
    I think it's a great program.

    Lots of affiliate resources and training.
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    • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
      I bought it only yesterday, so there's not much to review yet.

      There is an upsell/OTO, at least if you start out with the full-price $47 package. It's $97. For that you get one extra affiliate product package per month, the ability to sort your preferences as to the type of product you will receive (still almost entirely make money online) since not every member gets exactly the same ones, a number of free points to various traffic systems, and PLR to the OTO page they use.

      The layout inside is easy to navigate. The emails/blog posts/articles they provide that you can use to promote your links are well written and appropriate for the medium, if sometimes lacking a bit of pizzazz. They do let you insert tracking codes into your links/banners as well so you can figure out where your traffic came from.

      The squeeze pages are slick. I signed up for the reports for all of the offers I have available using another email address and they were definitely appropriate for giving me some value and moving me along the sales funnel. I'll be interested to see what backend emails come up. There's a lot of clickbank pirate advertising going along with the rest of it, but it looks like if someone clicks on that a commission still goes to my account.

      I've not really done affiliate marketing before and I've always approached it mentally from the idea of you're talking about something else and you find a product that audience would like and put it in context for them. This is decidedly the other way around, unless you already have a list/lens/blog on making money online.

      I'm going to give it a solid try. It's self-contained enough to remove some of my stress but gives me enough flexibility that I feel like I can add value through how I choose to promote the products.
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      • Profile picture of the author GCworld
        Originally Posted by bethrobinson View Post

        I bought it only yesterday, so there's not much to review yet.

        There is an upsell/OTO, at least if you start out with the full-price $47 package. It's $97. For that you get one extra affiliate product package per month, the ability to sort your preferences as to the type of product you will receive (still almost entirely make money online) since not every member gets exactly the same ones, a number of free points to various traffic systems, and PLR to the OTO page they use.

        The layout inside is easy to navigate. The emails/blog posts/articles they provide that you can use to promote your links are well written and appropriate for the medium, if sometimes lacking a bit of pizzazz. They do let you insert tracking codes into your links/banners as well so you can figure out where your traffic came from.

        The squeeze pages are slick. I signed up for the reports for all of the offers I have available using another email address and they were definitely appropriate for giving me some value and moving me along the sales funnel. I'll be interested to see what backend emails come up. There's a lot of clickbank pirate advertising going along with the rest of it, but it looks like if someone clicks on that a commission still goes to my account.

        I've not really done affiliate marketing before and I've always approached it mentally from the idea of you're talking about something else and you find a product that audience would like and put it in context for them. This is decidedly the other way around, unless you already have a list/lens/blog on making money online.

        I'm going to give it a solid try. It's self-contained enough to remove some of my stress but gives me enough flexibility that I feel like I can add value through how I choose to promote the products.
        You bought it yesterday and are now using a forum to promote it and try to make money from it. This is a product that definitely does not live up to even half of its claims. Think of it like telling someone all you have to do is promote this product that doesn't actually make money until you get someone else sucked in!
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  • Profile picture of the author bobcath
    Yes it does come with the offer (oto) of upgrading to a higher number of themed packages per month. You don't need to take this of course, just gives you the option.

    Bobby
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  • Profile picture of the author ademartin
    It's pretty late where I am so my brain is more fried than usual but I just cannot see what this all about.

    After reading the endless sales page I wasn't going to bother but clicking away gives you a $5 "try it out" option so I gave it a go.

    Received the email where it says,
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    Access Packs

    This is where you access your turnkey
    system and their promo tools.
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    So after logging in and clicking on "Access Packs" there are promo tools to sell their program, "Clickbank Pirate", as an affiliate and an Exit Pop program or system. They are promoting additional affiliate programs in the members area in the form of (4) 468 x 60 banners which is quite confusing as you don't initially know if it's a promo tool for the "turnkey package" or something they are flogging in the members area.

    It's the same for the Exit Pop package except there are 6 banners instead of 4.

    I am obviously missing something here because even allowing for normal exaggeration on the sales page I was expecting something more than a load of affiliate promo materials and an Exit Pop product. If I had paid $47 for this I don't think I would be too happy so please, put me right folks. Tell me the powerful strategy that is going straight over my head.

    Good Night Folks,

    Ade

    P.S. This is probably one of those posts where you wake up in the morning, make a cup of coffee, check the thread and feel like a right dork because you really have missed the obvious!!
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    • Profile picture of the author GCworld
      Originally Posted by ademartin View Post

      It's pretty late where I am so my brain is more fried than usual but I just cannot see what this all about.

      After reading the endless sales page I wasn't going to bother but clicking away gives you a $5 "try it out" option so I gave it a go.

      Received the email where it says,
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      Access Packs

      This is where you access your turnkey
      system and their promo tools.
      ============

      So after logging in and clicking on "Access Packs" there are promo tools to sell their program, "Clickbank Pirate", as an affiliate and an Exit Pop program or system. They are promoting additional affiliate programs in the members area in the form of (4) 468 x 60 banners which is quite confusing as you don't initially know if it's a promo tool for the "turnkey package" or something they are flogging in the members area.

      It's the same for the Exit Pop package except there are 6 banners instead of 4.

      I am obviously missing something here because even allowing for normal exaggeration on the sales page I was expecting something more than a load of affiliate promo materials and an Exit Pop product. If I had paid $47 for this I don't think I would be too happy so please, put me right folks. Tell me the powerful strategy that is going straight over my head.

      Good Night Folks,

      Ade

      P.S. This is probably one of those posts where you wake up in the morning, make a cup of coffee, check the thread and feel like a right dork because you really have missed the obvious!!
      You are to be congratulated on figuring things out before paying for this. Sounds like a good program and idea but absolutely does not live up to the claims. Might as well flush your money down the toilet and save yourself a lot of wasted time and effort!
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    • Profile picture of the author Pubster
      Originally Posted by ademartin View Post

      It's pretty late where I am so my brain is more fried than usual but I just cannot see what this all about.

      After reading the endless sales page I wasn't going to bother but clicking away gives you a $5 "try it out" option so I gave it a go.

      Received the email where it says,
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      Access Packs

      This is where you access your turnkey
      system and their promo tools.
      ============

      So after logging in and clicking on "Access Packs" there are promo tools to sell their program, "Clickbank Pirate", as an affiliate and an Exit Pop program or system. They are promoting additional affiliate programs in the members area in the form of (4) 468 x 60 banners which is quite confusing as you don't initially know if it's a promo tool for the "turnkey package" or something they are flogging in the members area.

      It's the same for the Exit Pop package except there are 6 banners instead of 4.

      I am obviously missing something here because even allowing for normal exaggeration on the sales page I was expecting something more than a load of affiliate promo materials and an Exit Pop product. If I had paid $47 for this I don't think I would be too happy so please, put me right folks. Tell me the powerful strategy that is going straight over my head.

      Good Night Folks,

      Ade

      P.S. This is probably one of those posts where you wake up in the morning, make a cup of coffee, check the thread and feel like a right dork because you really have missed the obvious!!
      No your not alone. Their support is flooded with What Do I Do Now questions? I've had it for a month and still scratching my head even after going to the webinars. They say just get people to the sites. What sites? What are the URL's to the sites. Is it just my site or all the members sites? Promote to where? I guess it would be great if you had a list to bring to your Blog.
      Someone out there just give us a simple breakdown on what to do...please....It's got to be staring us right in the face, but what is it???
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      • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
        @Pubster

        Go into your member's area.
        Click on Access Packages on the top tool bar
        Click on one of those.
        Click on the top link. It should take you to a squeeze page - a website with a place to input a name and email address in order to get the free report that the page is talking about.

        That is your site.
        It looks the same as everyone else's site who has that package to promote but it has YOUR affiliate id in it. So if someone puts their email into the page then any future purchases they make forever and forever will be credited to you and you will receive a commission.

        So what you do now is you do your best to send people to that site.
        You can try using the emails, articles, tweets, signatures and so forth that you can see if you scroll down. Personalizing them might be good though.
        Look at the traffic training section for ideas.
        Yes, it would probably be easier if you had a blog or list already interested in these products.

        Use the tracking codes so you know which, if any, of your efforts are effective.
        For example, if you write an article then say get the free report at url/art1
        And if you use a traffic exchange then input the url/te1 as your landing page.

        I didn't have much success but there are others who have. Your choice if you want to continue. If you do, I hope this helped.
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  • Profile picture of the author JETSGIRL
    Hello there, I'm new here at warrior forum. I found the forum here as I was actually researching a little into the cb pirate program. Thank you pearsonbrown, after reading your heads up I definately wanted to see what it was about, and for 4.95.. anyhow, I took the program and infact they gave me 2mth trial for the 4.95 so I thought Id come back and let everyone know, sure the heck never hurts to check out some thing new for 4.95, and the grief it would have cost me had I not just wondering, shudda couldda wouldda its well worth it! :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author ademartin
      @ bethrobinson

      Thanks for your input Beth.

      I decided not to run with this mainly because it's not flexible enough for me. The emails being sent out to the list have 3 links in them, 2 straight links for CB Pirate themselves and one obvious affiliate link which means the member is losing prospects. As it stands, any prospects on the members list have a 2 in 3 chance of going directly to CB Pirate and the member loses out on a commission.

      Looking at it from the point of view of someone who already has a list the program may be worth promoting for the commission.

      From what I can see, like any other program, you still have to work on getting targeted traffic so, after the time and effort spent in gaining prospects, I don't see the point in sending them to CB Pirate when you could be promoting your own content without paying a monthly membership fee.

      Certainly the follow ups and marketing system, (which is excellent), is in place for newcomers who just have to learn to promote and do nothing else but it's my feeling that the money would be better spent in building their own list which they have full control over.

      One of the selling points for CB Pirate is "you don't have to pay for hosting, autoresponders, link cloakers, writers etc.". My thinking is that you really should be paying for hosting, autoresponders and so on.

      Like I say, for me it's not flexible enough but maybe I'm just a control freak and I guess, if the system makes more than the monthly fee then it may be considered a winner except I can't get passed what I consider to be giving my hard earned prospects away, and that is not good marketing.

      The above is not being critical of CB Pirate as there has been a lot of good work gone into the package and it would definitely be of value to someone starting out to see a full promo system in operation and they also give pointers on how to get traffic.

      Let me know if I made any errors in my comments on CB Pirate.

      Ade
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      • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
        Ade, I agree with you completely that in many ways this is a tool for a newbie and it's something that I hope will eventually become a small percentage of what I do online.

        I want to be able to control all those things you mentioned. Very much. But the point for me is that I haven't DONE it yet because I keep getting stuck in doing it "right". I'm using my trial of Clickbank Pirate to get me out of my comfort zone and into trying something new.

        I'll post a results review in this thread in a month or so.
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        • Profile picture of the author GCworld
          Originally Posted by bethrobinson View Post

          Ade, I agree with you completely that in many ways this is a tool for a newbie and it's something that I hope will eventually become a small percentage of what I do online.

          I want to be able to control all those things you mentioned. Very much. But the point for me is that I haven't DONE it yet because I keep getting stuck in doing it "right". I'm using my trial of Clickbank Pirate to get me out of my comfort zone and into trying something new.

          I'll post a results review in this thread in a month or so.
          Have been there and done that - paid for it - tried it. Absolutely does not live up to their claims! Don't waste your time and effort promoting this.
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    • Profile picture of the author GCworld
      I already purchased and tried this out and experimented with promoting ppc ads and through free ads. With their supposed auto followup expected to see some results - certainly within a few days. This is just another program that looks good but doesn't work! Am not a "newbie" and initially found what they were claiming to be as close to auto program as you could get. They even addressed the question as to what if too many people were promoting the same products, etc. Unfortunately, this has also turned out to be one of those where the 5 products you are given to promote a free report are essentially promoting this product. That is usually a bad sign but you won't know it until you get the 5 products to promote. It is really too bad because the idea is a good one if they had only actually set up squeeze pages, auto responder, etc. for a wide variety of products worth promoting. Don't waste your time or money on this!
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  • Profile picture of the author letsmak1
    i think the system is great. you will have more time to send traffic to your site. I think you should give it a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author GCworld
      Originally Posted by letsmak1 View Post

      i think the system is great. you will have more time to send traffic to your site. I think you should give it a try.
      I already purchased and tried this out both through Adwords and through free ads. With their supposed auto followup expected to see some results - certainly within a few days. This is just another program that looks good but doesn't work! Am not a "newbie" and initially found what they were claiming to be as close to auto program as you could get. They even addressed the question as to what if too many people were promoting the same products, etc. Unfortunately, this has also turned out to be one of those where the 5 products you are given to promote a free report are essentially promoting this product. it is really too bad because the idea is a good one if they had only actually set up squeeze pages, auto responder, etc. for a wide variety of products worth promoting.
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      • Profile picture of the author aredge
        Thank you for this useful post
        Originally Posted by GCworld View Post

        I already purchased and tried this out both through Adwords and through free ads. With their supposed auto followup expected to see some results - certainly within a few days. This is just another program that looks good but doesn't work! Am not a "newbie" and initially found what they were claiming to be as close to auto program as you could get. They even addressed the question as to what if too many people were promoting the same products, etc. Unfortunately, this has also turned out to be one of those where the 5 products you are given to promote a free report are essentially promoting this product. it is really too bad because the idea is a good one if they had only actually set up squeeze pages, auto responder, etc. for a wide variety of products worth promoting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Minbani
    Hi Everyone,

    Like Kent above I also found the original intro stuff far too hypey and it did put me off. Then when the launch came and I kept declining the offer I was finally shown the 4.95 one and thought "What the heck"...it does fit in with what I am trying to do...so I subscribed. Best thing I've done this year.

    I found the bonuses worth far more than the original asking price per month. Either that or they were really geared for my level of learning which is also quite possible...but either way, I'm a very satisfied cat.

    I believe they have slid into a gap that was missing but unrecognized until someone (these guys) came along and filled it. When an average 'newbie' goes to CB they are confronted with a whole lot of data that many of us don't understand.

    Where on CB does it really explain the 'real' meaning/affect of what everything means? I haven't understood it yet and to find a system that utelises CB's full potential is a huge help.

    I think CB-pirate will be a good extra arrow in an intermediate or experienced marketers quiver because if they already know how to drive traffic properly, then they get a pretty cheap 'outsourced' revenue raiser with someone else doing all the work. Isn't that called leverage?

    If you are concerned and want to build your own list then there's absolutely no reason why you can't send them through your own squeeze page first if you want total control of your list. I will be doing that as soon as I have done some more work on my new website.

    As for them promoting their own product as one of the two for the 4.95 option....why wouldn't they? Makes perfectly good sense to me and I would expect to pay this small option price for my $5 intro offer.

    As for it being 1 of the 5 products initially offered, why wouldn't they be promoting their own new product into the market? I would, wouldn't you if it was your product?

    OK, I've decided it suits me well and I would honestly recommend it to many others who are in the same boat as me.

    Cheers all,

    Jan
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    • Profile picture of the author altruistic
      Originally Posted by Minbani View Post

      Hi Everyone,

      Like Kent above I also found the original intro stuff far too hypey and it did put me off. Then when the launch came and I kept declining the offer I was finally shown the 4.95 one and thought "What the heck"...it does fit in with what I am trying to do...so I subscribed. Best thing I've done this year.

      I found the bonuses worth far more than the original asking price per month. Either that or they were really geared for my level of learning which is also quite possible...but either way, I'm a very satisfied cat.

      I believe they have slid into a gap that was missing but unrecognized until someone (these guys) came along and filled it. When an average 'newbie' goes to CB they are confronted with a whole lot of data that many of us don't understand.

      Where on CB does it really explain the 'real' meaning/affect of what everything means? I haven't understood it yet and to find a system that utelises CB's full potential is a huge help.

      I think CB-pirate will be a good extra arrow in an intermediate or experienced marketers quiver because if they already know how to drive traffic properly, then they get a pretty cheap 'outsourced' revenue raiser with someone else doing all the work. Isn't that called leverage?

      If you are concerned and want to build your own list then there's absolutely no reason why you can't send them through your own squeeze page first if you want total control of your list. I will be doing that as soon as I have done some more work on my new website.

      As for them promoting their own product as one of the two for the 4.95 option....why wouldn't they? Makes perfectly good sense to me and I would expect to pay this small option price for my $5 intro offer.

      As for it being 1 of the 5 products initially offered, why wouldn't they be promoting their own new product into the market? I would, wouldn't you if it was your product?

      OK, I've decided it suits me well and I would honestly recommend it to many others who are in the same boat as me.

      Cheers all,

      Jan
      Hey Jan,

      I'm looking at this product right now and it seems useful from an outsourcing P.O.V. all I have to do is promote. What I am hearing though is that the 5 products are not actually 5 separate niche clickbank products, but generic ebooks that point back to CB Pirate... is that true?

      -Anthony
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      • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
        GCWorld, there's certainly a bit of flavor of making money by signing up new members due to the way the promotions are set up, so I understand your objection to what I posted. I still believe there is value to the program and expressing my opinion added information to this thread.

        The link in my signature goes to a blog which currently has about as many neutral and negative things to say about the program as positive. I won't complain if someone signs up through the sidebar ad, but that's not really the point to it.

        I'm not expecting to make money through the blog visitors, nor by promoting Clickbank Pirate. I'm hoping for some interaction from my blog as I know this type of learning log works better for me when I get feedback.

        I'm expecting to make money, if I do, through the packages that Clickbank Pirate provided to me for other products. I submitted my first article today, after months of avoidance, and am looking forward to seeing if anything happens.
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        • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
          Anthony, The 5 separate products are indeed Clickbank products. It's the thank you pages and free reports that have a big CB Pirate graphic ad plastered on them that is a bit obtrusive. For example, I've received access to promotional packages for ReadyMade Review Sites and Build a Niche Store and the Money Siphon System, among others, all of which are sold on Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Minbani
    Hi Anthony and all,

    The products they are listing are clickbank products and it's not just products from the three involved in the project but there are other well known marketers who have contributed their products as limited bonuses that are truely worth having ~ if you can still get them?

    Like Beth, I'm not intending or expecting to make too much from signing people up to cb-pirate but what I'm wanting from the project is cb products that sell well and that come with value added content ....and as they provide the backend deals to follow up these contacts this is precisely what suits me right now.

    If all I have to do is to promote cb-pirate (which is a perfect fit for my new website anyway) while I actually build my new website ~ it's spot-on the money for my needs. The bonuses are really the icing on the cake :-) and they are sweeet

    Cheers all,

    Jan
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  • Profile picture of the author dlnunez
    Is that the product that has the Johnny Depp pirate character on it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kari and Randy
    I also signed up for the trial version of cb pirate. I have only had the product for a few days, but here are my first thoughts on it.

    There are a lot of pieces to successful internet marketing and I haven't got them all put together successfully yet. I know what all the pieces are and find getting my own package together an overwhelming task to take on. I like CB Pirate because it offers most of the pieces already in place. This gives me the opportunity to focus my effort on getting traffic. And learning all I can about that.

    I do see three problems with the system.

    1- Lack of control over the list – You are limited to only promoting what they want to promote. You can't see if messages are getting opened, links are getting clicked, and the worst part is that you lose the list when you decide to discontinue the membership.

    2- Limited Reporting – As I mentioned I can't tell what happens once the email is sent out. There is no tracking. There is a report on their site that shows how many people clicked on your links and the conversions. This is better then nothing, but I still feel like I am missing information that would help better focus my time and efforts.

    3- All the products appear to be MMO opportunities – Making money is a profitable niche, but also severely competitive. I was hoping to have some of these tools in other niches where I could expand my focus.



    All the tools they provide to help with marketing fit well with my limited time, budget and skills. I don't have to figure out a good package, create a squeeze page, come up with something to entice people into giving me their contact information, or write my marketing material from scratch. So far it is working well for me. I have already made my first sale and have a growing list of prospects. You of course don't have to use their squeeze page. You could setup your own squeeze page and then send the people to your cb pirate page. This could also reduce the reporting problem. Overall I am very happy with the product I received and I am making money with it so I would say it was well worth the inexpensive fee I paid so far.

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    • Profile picture of the author Francais042002
      thank you kari
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      • Profile picture of the author Roger Fong
        On launch day, I made $205USD commissions and the next day Aug.5 I made $88USD?

        I never did any promotion at all? That's what I call "easy money".
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        • Profile picture of the author Jon Olson
          GCworld - I find it interesting that you joined this forum this month, kind of interesting that is the same month CBP is released. And then you go above and beyond to tell members not to buy it....Interesting...

          Anyways, I'm a big fan of this program. Yes, I know Soren and Cindy both, but I saw this developed from day one to now. They have executed it perfectly. It's a great ssystem, if you use it.

          Is it as simple as plug n play? Kind of, but we all know how hard the 'traffic' side of things can be, so they do provide some great information within the members area to give everyone a few tips and tricks.

          I'm not going to start throwing up bogus Clickbank account pics. All I can tell you is that the products within the system DO SELL. And have been selling for me.

          This system was designed to be simple. It's not supposed to be the answer for everyone, just a very 'laid back' way to make some money with Clickbank. The system works, I've seen it myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author boiga1
      Thanks for the heads-up!
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      • Profile picture of the author mogrady
        How has commission been for those of you that have purchased and are using the CB pirate? I've seen just a few mentions of commission, curious if anyone is making real money from this system. I'm weighing pros and cons of the system along with all the feedback in this thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
      Originally Posted by thedunc View Post

      Dont know but i wish they would stop emailing me
      And when I wanted the emails to stop, I unsubscribed. Try it
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      • Profile picture of the author Roger Fong
        You have NO More Excuses NOT to buy Clickbank Pirate.

        Soren and Cindy just added another bonus that will help build you YOUR OWN LIST.

        You have until Tuesday at 10:00am EST to buy Clickbank Pirate.

        So here's the bonus, you get a free copy of
        their "Blog Traffic Genius"... and it's
        actually a complete plug and play system you
        can use to build your own list!

        Including:

        * A professionally designed squeeze page
        (just add your AR code)


        * Thank you and download page set up to
        promote your Clickbank Pirate links, just
        add your affiliate ID.

        * A set of amazing blog traffic videos to
        entice people to join your lists.

        * And super neat banners and graphics you
        can use to promote your new squeeze page.

        And all of this will be available on the
        download page inside your Clickbank Pirate
        members area, when you secure your
        membership today!
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  • Profile picture of the author Azlan.MY
    Thanks Kari. I would buy this product if the squeeze page is promoting other that MMO niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    Roger Fong,

    You've been a Warrior since 2004 and you don't know that you're not allowed to post affiliate links?
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Fong
      Where's my affiliate link?
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard HAN
        Isn't that your affiliate link in your signature??

        With reference to the Signature File Rules, rule No. 5 states:

        (5) No Affiliate Links Allowed - Promote Your Own Domain/s Only. It's either this or we have to cut out sig files altogether which we do not want to do.

        Refer to this link for the entire Forum Rules:

        http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ead-first.html
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        • Profile picture of the author Netcash
          I bought CBPirate about a week ago. I must say that I was disappointed with the package. Ok, so I bought it for $4.95 but it didn't say that you will only get partial benefits in doing so. I thought they would pick out the best converting Clickbank products and help us to promote it through our own affiliate link, but all it has is the CBPirate product itself and another product. (plunder and pillage Clickbank for profit?) I am not quite a newbie and find that if I just wanted to promote CBPirate as an affiliate I could have probably done so for free.

          As it is I have a website -my own - an autoresponder, a link cloaker, and some very popular Clickbank products, and none of this has cost me anything at all - not even hosting. I have found all this for free and will never have to pay for it. I even designed my own website in a flash while not knowing anything about HTML etc. I am not sure if it will find favour in the way I did it, but this al least helps me to keep track of everything as well.

          I can tell you where to get it all for free as well if you like.
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          • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
            Michael, I'd submit a support ticket and ask. Sunny is very helpful and gets back to you quickly. My guess is that since all the payments will come from CBPirate through Clickbank that the altered affiliate name is necessary to do the tracking to make that happen but you still get the full commission. I haven't made a sale yet, so can't say for sure.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lisa Larremore
          Hello everyone,
          I'm new to this forum and new to internet marketing. I did buy CB Pirate and am learning tons of stuff on the site and also here on the forum. There are several people for it and several against it. I hope I didn't make too big of mistake buying it. I plan to promote it as they suggest because I know no other way as yet. I hope to learn a lot more here reading posts.
          Thank you for any input.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
        Hi Warriors,

        I've joined CB pirate. Gave my email in the squeeze page of one of the products.

        Then in the first follow-up autoresponder message, I clicked on the promo link, went to the Clickbank order page, and down at the bottom I checked to see if my affiliate id is written.

        It says [affiliate=MyAffId.cbpirate] instead of simply [affiliate=MyAffId]. Will I still get the full commission % for that Clickbank product?

        Thanks,
        Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author tommyp
          Originally Posted by Michael Lee View Post

          Hi Warriors,

          I've joined CB pirate. Gave my email in the squeeze page of one of the products.

          Then in the first follow-up autoresponder message, I clicked on the promo link, went to the Clickbank order page, and down at the bottom I checked to see if my affiliate id is written.

          It says [affiliate=MyAffId.cbpirate] instead of simply [affiliate=MyAffId]. Will I still get the full commission % for that Clickbank product?

          Thanks,
          Michael
          Yes, you should.

          the ".cbpirate" is just a tracking id. That's all.

          It's got nothing to do with your affiliate id.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    Yeah....clickbank pirate is pretty awesome. I joined it the first day and their were a few login issues but the problems were quickly resolved. It's a good deal and since it has a money back guarantee why not try it

    Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author heruma
    I am off to try it tomorrow, hope it is as good as it said it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    I will give it a thumbs up for now but it is early days, like many i went the cheap option not knowing i would not get all 5 copies, so i would recommend buying the full system ( if i could go back in time )

    No real super expectations, it just fits with what i am doing and can see some longer term benefits and also impressed with thier back end support offered to me
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    When I first signed on, I was disappointed. The members area seemed very thin. But after watching the first webinar, I "get it". Most of the value takes place behind the scenes. Basically, they give you a video squeeze page to send traffic to. And then they've taken their automated conversion process-- free report with CB links, follow-up autoresponder, etc-- and set it in motion with your affiliate links. It's really quite impressive.

    The key question, as in many of these types of "business in a box" systems where all you do is add traffic, is whether the profit you earn is worth the time/money you put into generating the traffic. So far, the materials seem first-rate, which is to say that if you were to set up your own sales process, you probably couldn't do much better. And most of us would probably not do as thorough a job with follow-up emails and cross-selling.

    You sacrifice some by not building your own brand and your own list since it seems the emails go out from CB Pirate's aweber account with their names in them. And it would be nice to have access to the list you're building. They claim they build your list and promote to it for you, but if you cancel your membership, you lose all that. Maybe in the future, they will allow some way to export or mail to your own list. But as it is now, you're trading off building your own business/list and all the work that entails for getting the profits and letting someone else do the work.

    We'll see how it goes, but as of now, I think there is value there, and I'd recommend it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maryleena
    I also bought into CB-pirate, but then I got a free membership from my MME4 program...nice..But I would not by this program if you know how to do your own adverticing. The onlything you pay for is the mails, banners, tweets and so on, the CB minisites are already on ClickBank itself! They don't provide enough information on traffic generation either, only gives you the promotion tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
      I'm confused, Maryleena. What do you mean by CB Minisites? I can find the squeeze pages elsewhere?
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  • Profile picture of the author goody22
    Really like the passive income potential for this product since CB-Pirate will follow up and cross-sell to our customers for life. Only time will tell, of course. But we need to be patient with it and let things develop. All we need to do is direct traffic to the squeeze pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    I joined CB Pirate and am now promoting it heavilly on my websites. Looking at it from the inside, I think it is an awesome program which will build a passive income for years to come.
    The best bit it is, it is perfect for newbies as the only thing they have to worry about is driving traffic to it, by whatever means.

    The bonuses inside are cool too, some of which I have thought about purchasing in the past and can now get for free.

    All in all, a good package.

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  • Profile picture of the author cbchip
    I bought CB Pirate and I could not say more bout this since I dont get any "autopilot income" from it yet
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  • Profile picture of the author darrenolander
    I agree this is a quality system.. especially for newbies who have no idea what they are doing. It also converts quite well as I have seen for myself

    All you have to do is send traffic to the squeeze pages.. and they have extensive training on traffic through the traffic generation 101 course you get free as a bonus.
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    • Profile picture of the author bethrobinson
      I've been working with Clickbank Pirate for the last 25 days and I've decided to cancel my membership, primarily due to it not fitting within my personal business goals.

      I sent traffic and collected views of the squeeze pages via traffic exchanges (6000), safe lists(70), a couple articles(20), and assorted blog posts(70) and received no conversions. I definitely could have done more, but this is where I ended up.

      I looked at the sales funnel - squeeze page to free reports to emails to product - for a couple products in detail. This customer-following backend is really the whole point to the membership and I found it to be of reasonable quality and to follow a logical path.

      I would have unsubscribed to the email series as being too much sell and not enough info (even though there's a new free report every four to five emails) but I am not exactly the target market either. I seriously prefer low-hype, which is part of the reason that I'm leaving.

      The provided promotional materials are a good start. I thought some were from an odd angle but some were very good. The quality varied a little from package to package.

      The free blog was okay - you can see more details at Taking Action with Clickbank Pirate if it stays up. I'm actually asking for a refund so it will likely be deleted. If I had conversions and just didn't want to continue I would only cancel and they would keep following up on my previous sign-ups for me (as I understand it.)

      The bonus traffic training at Traffic Generation 101 had the flavor of a mish-mash of plr products gone SQUISH. But it was in a neat unlocking each module as you go type of set up and I really enjoyed the bonus interviews. The audio seminars that have been being posted as part of the main membership were well done and definitely worth listening to for more traffic training as it relates to the program.

      Conclusion -

      If content creation or email follow-up frustrates you then give this one a try. You'll likely still have to do some personalizing, but it could be better than what you're working with now.

      If you already sell into the make money online niche then this may be worth it the products that aren't directly in your niche, but as sidelines that you wouldn't otherwise support.

      As a newbie taking first actions I still believe it simplifies things in a good way and can be worth doing.

      For me, it simplified enough that I realized I wanted to do something else! I want more control and don't want to take the time to figure out how to drive traffic to these sites if it's not easy. I'd rather use that time to build up my own more authoritative site. I do appreciate this program for helping give me the kick in the butt I needed to start taking action and hope I can keep up my momentum.
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      • Profile picture of the author mwalker
        I know there were comments good and bad made in the early days but hows it going now that a couple of months have passed?

        Beth has provided balanced comments and insight along with her verdict. Is there someone who can do the same with positive (and consistent) results?
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      • Profile picture of the author aredge
        Thank for your review. You have help me make the right decision.
        Originally Posted by bethrobinson View Post

        I've been working with Clickbank Pirate for the last 25 days and I've decided to cancel my membership, primarily due to it not fitting within my personal business goals.

        I sent traffic and collected views of the squeeze pages via traffic exchanges (6000), safe lists(70), a couple articles(20), and assorted blog posts(70) and received no conversions. I definitely could have done more, but this is where I ended up.

        I looked at the sales funnel - squeeze page to free reports to emails to product - for a couple products in detail. This customer-following backend is really the whole point to the membership and I found it to be of reasonable quality and to follow a logical path.

        I would have unsubscribed to the email series as being too much sell and not enough info (even though there's a new free report every four to five emails) but I am not exactly the target market either. I seriously prefer low-hype, which is part of the reason that I'm leaving.

        The provided promotional materials are a good start. I thought some were from an odd angle but some were very good. The quality varied a little from package to package.

        The free blog was okay - you can see more details at Taking Action with Clickbank Pirate if it stays up. I'm actually asking for a refund so it will likely be deleted. If I had conversions and just didn't want to continue I would only cancel and they would keep following up on my previous sign-ups for me (as I understand it.)

        The bonus traffic training at Traffic Generation 101 had the flavor of a mish-mash of plr products gone SQUISH. But it was in a neat unlocking each module as you go type of set up and I really enjoyed the bonus interviews. The audio seminars that have been being posted as part of the main membership were well done and definitely worth listening to for more traffic training as it relates to the program.

        Conclusion -

        If content creation or email follow-up frustrates you then give this one a try. You'll likely still have to do some personalizing, but it could be better than what you're working with now.

        If you already sell into the make money online niche then this may be worth it the products that aren't directly in your niche, but as sidelines that you wouldn't otherwise support.

        As a newbie taking first actions I still believe it simplifies things in a good way and can be worth doing.

        For me, it simplified enough that I realized I wanted to do something else! I want more control and don't want to take the time to figure out how to drive traffic to these sites if it's not easy. I'd rather use that time to build up my own more authoritative site. I do appreciate this program for helping give me the kick in the butt I needed to start taking action and hope I can keep up my momentum.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    I've been dabbling with this the past few weeks... have sent some traffic to the squeeze pages, but got no conversions. Then I signed up with different email addresses to my own squeeze pages, and never got an email confirmation or free report or anything. Not even in my spam box. Anyone else have this experience? Are they having email deliverability problems. If so, kinda makes the whole system worthless.
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  • Profile picture of the author balara
    No matter how good the info is in any program, if one doesn't know how to generate traffic to the site one will fail. People here are saying CBP is a good program for newbies. I argue that it isn't good for newbies as this group of people have the least knowledge of the methods to get traffic to a site, and they have no inkling of how much perseverance and repetetiveness it takes to achieve even a trickle of traffic let alone a flood of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumaryan85
    The squeeze page converts allright, but I have never made a sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumaryan85
    It is not a "quick Rich".. We have to put a lot of effort. But they have training about safelist, TE, forum marketing. very good programs.

    But it takes time to earn some money.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoyChan
    I've bought and tested it a month ago. If you are trying to earn a buck or two, you may achieve that objective. But if you are trying to build a business, stay away from this product as it will not build your own list. You will build the owner's lists instead.

    Every email that the site sends out will include CB pirate owners' affiliate link; however in the name of the owner of the site plus the owner's link to his own websites and pro-folio.

    Buy it if you take MMO as a hobby, otherwise, stay away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitch Miller
    Wow. So you are sending traffic to a webpage that you don't own or control, in order to build a list that you don't own or control? Sounds like a great business plan to me...
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    • Profile picture of the author Martyn Walker
      Originally Posted by RoyChan View Post

      Buy it if you take MMO as a hobby, otherwise, stay away.
      I wish making money, real money, could be a hobby too!
      Originally Posted by Mitch Miller View Post

      Wow. So you are sending traffic to a webpage that you don't own or control, in order to build a list that you don't own or control? Sounds like a great business plan to me...
      Well I do to twitter and facebook and that works quite well but I get what you are driving at.

      I was hoping to hear from someone who tried and has earned from it, even a cheerleader :p
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  • Profile picture of the author tdiwpro
    I bought Clickbank Pirate when it was launched and have been working it pretty much as per the instructions and training provided.

    I am by no means an expert, but I would fully endorse this product for newbies and experienced marketers alike.

    For newbies, a turnkey system really is provided, with selected Clickbank products, splash pages, emails, signatures, text ads, articles and forum posts but, for me, the best part of the entire system is the training. It gives a comprehensive and step by step set of instructions for driving traffic to the splash pages, and the methods could all be used without additional costs. This knowledge, once gained will translate into ANY online marketing project.

    Now, with that said, I don't think a newbie is going to generate sales of $1000/mth any time soon, as the CB Pirate ads suggest, but $47 / $97 is not much to pay for training that is this comprehensive and user friendly.

    For the record, to date I have generated $74 in commissions, so it does work and my net outlay is now only $23.

    For more experienced people with their own lists, I would echo what others have said. This is a plug and play, fire and forget, system that they can offer to their lists and that, no doubt, will provide another profitable income stream.

    Compared with so may product creators, Cindy and Soren, have put a lot of effort into creating a product with real value, no "missing" links, and I think they truly care about their customers' results, rather than just being after our money. My only real criticism is that $1000/mth will be hard for most newbies to achieve as quickly as they would probably hope to.

    People should also be aware that there is an ongoing stream of "offers", but remember that these are also being offered to YOUR leads too, and could generate commissions for YOU. Just be aware of what's happening and say "no" to them if you don't want them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumaryan85
      Originally Posted by tdiwpro View Post

      I bought Clickbank Pirate when it was launched and have been working it pretty much as per the instructions and training provided.

      I am by no means an expert, but I would fully endorse this product for newbies and experienced marketers alike.

      For newbies, a turnkey system really is provided, with selected Clickbank products, splash pages, emails, signatures, text ads, articles and forum posts but, for me, the best part of the entire system is the training. It gives a comprehensive and step by step set of instructions for driving traffic to the splash pages, and the methods could all be used without additional costs. This knowledge, once gained will translate into ANY online marketing project.

      Now, with that said, I don't think a newbie is going to generate sales of $1000/mth any time soon, as the CB Pirate ads suggest, but $47 / $97 is not much to pay for training that is this comprehensive and user friendly.

      For the record, to date I have generated $74 in commissions, so it does work and my net outlay is now only $23.

      For more experienced people with their own lists, I would echo what others have said. This is a plug and play, fire and forget, system that they can offer to their lists and that, no doubt, will provide another profitable income stream.

      Compared with so may product creators, Cindy and Soren, have put a lot of effort into creating a product with real value, no "missing" links, and I think they truly care about their customers' results, rather than just being after our money. My only real criticism is that $1000/mth will be hard for most newbies to achieve as quickly as they would probably hope to.

      People should also be aware that there is an ongoing stream of "offers", but remember that these are also being offered to YOUR leads too, and could generate commissions for YOU. Just be aware of what's happening and say "no" to them if you don't want them.
      Agreed... I think I received some email promo to join CB Pirate from my own link lol... I know the target is for my leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    Look, everybody, the post above with its long quotation, minimal original content and then a signature almost as big as the original content is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    Quote sparingly please.

    Thanks,

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    • Profile picture of the author lifetime
      I purchased CBPirate back when it first launched, but I quickly decided it wasn't for me when I realized that any list I would be building would be for the company and not for my own use.

      This goes against everything I know about Internet Marketing, which is to always concentrate on building your own list. Therefore, I was quite surprised to see that CBPirate teaches just the opposite.

      Yes, this is an EASY plug and play system, and the Lead Capture Pages are fantastic. I even like the idea of not having to write my own followup emails, since they take care of that as well as back-end selling, but still I just can't justify building a list for the company and not even having access to it at all.

      And, if that wasn't bad enough, in the followup emails send out to all who fill out your Lead Capture Page, the signature is that of the owners of CB Pirate, so there is no branding here either.

      Now, to add icing on the cake, I cannot even seem to get a refund for this program. I can't blame CBPirate for this as it seems to be a problem with Clickbank, but nonetheless, it is very annoying.

      The problem is that this is a Monthly Membership site, and I ended up paying the first monthly installment before I asked for a refund, so Clickbank refunded my first installment, but not my original purchase, despite going back and forth about 10 times now. I keep explaining the problem and they keep replying that they have refunded my account.

      I will think twice about joining another monthly fee program through Clickbank as it is too much of a pain to cancel or get a refund.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Cabo
    Hi Kristennye,

    So far there support desk has been helpful and product is easy to understand.
    Ttyl.

    Thanks..
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  • Profile picture of the author Willmarathon
    It's good to sell but no good to use? Well, if Jon Olson approves of it,I would be hard pressed to think it is not valuable. I hadn't seen any real complaints CB Pirate about so I decided to sell it on my blog and not buy it. But quite frankly, I think Jeff's Mulligan's CBMall or Pro2 by Rich Davies is better. I have them on my ClickBank affiliate site.
    Ah,yes, I read one of the posts above and it reminded me that the reason I sold rather than bought it was that it was a membership site and you always make more money on membership sites
    when you sell them and lose more money on membership sites when you buy them.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclady420
    I received Click Bank Pirate as a bonus for my membership in Delta Squadron - still checking them both out. The biggest concerns I see with CB Pirate is that its too "cookie cutter" - how is this going to fly with Google and their duplicate content issues? Also, they explain in their initial getting started videos that you don't capture any of the optin email information when customers hit your squeeze page - they say they aren't collecting it either, so not sure if that's worthwhile. Seems like there are many easier options - like getting a squeeze page template that you can capture customers for ongoing revenues. I can see the allure for someone who is new and doesn't have much knowledge on how to set this stuff up, but I am concerned that there will be way too many people with the very same info on there, and don't like at all that I can't capture my customer base.

    If I'm missing something, please let me know. I just started looking at this system and haven't done a lot yet - just the initial training videos.
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    • Profile picture of the author kbrockm
      The concept of Clickbank Pirate is good. The materials offered to use for your promotional activities are adequate. If you're a newbie, this would be a good place to get your feet wet without losing your shirt. I've been using it with some success, although nothing to write home about. I see two main problems with it:

      1. As others have mentioned, the list you're working so hard to build is not your own. You have no access to it. They use it to continually sell other Clickbank products on your behalf, but should you ever leave Clickbank Pirate, you lose the entire list.

      2. It seems to me they have saturated the market for the products they have chosen to promote. Yes, everyone gets different products. However, there are only about 20 - 25 products altogether and everyone now has five, if they started back in August with the minimum 2 (you get a new one every month). Therefore, we all share our products with many, many other CP users, all using the exact same promotional materials.

      I'm still not sure if I'll stay in CP for the long term. Right now I'm at least breaking even. If that doesn't improve by the end of this year, I'll probably quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phargy
    Hello I'm very new to all of this so I think CB Pirate is an ideal package for me. It will do a lot of the work for me then I can focus on the important bit, getting traffic.

    If you are new to this like me then take a look at MY blog

    prgreaves.blogspot.com/

    It seems I'm not able to post links yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      I am guessing thats your little blog post ? if so here is some useful stuff for you that may help.

      When people sign up they should try and use a call to action as the user name, as this user name is shown in the URLs emailed out, for example

      /download
      /view

      and so on it looks better than a normal domestic name, anyway regardless of that there is no doubt its great for newbies, but as above with the post by kbrockm you do not have access to your own list.

      As a marketer the owner is doing great guns as people are signing up and paying to build his list in a sense, what a great deal that is i am sure.

      I had 2 accounts and have canceled one due to building a list for another person did not seem a good long term prospect.

      The remaining one i have i deciding to drop or keep ? but if i keep it i will only now use my own opt in page / form and just back fill the stuff needed with the pirate info supplied, at least this way i get to keep 100% of the list, and in effect then pay a few bucks a month to grab the graphics, reports and blogs and articles.

      Even with that its really a tough call to even bother with that part, I will give it another month before making a call on that.
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    Hi Phargy,

    Getting Traffic is both an important and difficult job. But it's not an end in itself. What you are seeking to do is to build up your list. With this product, you do not own the list you build up. Stop paying the monthly fee and your list disappears into thin air. All that hard work gone.

    Pearson
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  • Profile picture of the author lonicera
    I was interested in CB pirate, but didn't find answers to some questions that have bothered me.
    What kind of domain names do the blogs have?
    Are they indexed by google?
    You all are talking about getting traffic is a piece of cake, do you use adwords, articles or what?
    So far for me it seems the hardest thing in IM is getting traffic to your sites..
    Has anyone using CB pirate actually made some money ?
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    • Profile picture of the author lonicera
      any new comments, earnings with Clickbank Pirate ?
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      • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
        Originally Posted by lonicera View Post

        any new comments, earnings with Clickbank Pirate ?
        Not sure what it is your wanting to know thats not covered off, the blog is a myname.cbpitae.com site, I doubt very much adwords would support the land pages although some other ad networks may.

        There are banner networks who will support some text ads / banners

        In many ways its is a great kit for newbies as if they watch what the owner does they can learn from the methods used, or it would be great for a person with a little blog type site where they wanted a neat little bundled package delivered each month with, plr articles, plr blogs, tweets set up,banners set up, forum Sig's set up, land page set up and all auto responder options set to auto and yes throw in the blog.

        So for a few bucks they do get a plug play system, the only downfall is the collection of names as mentioned, in reality you are paying to collect names for the owner should you leave, so if you plans are bigger than you own little corner of the world then it may not be for you.

        If the system allowed you to plug and play your own awebber account into it then it would be a better package, and i suppose for me it was not worth continuing with as i seen it as a long term non benefit to pay for the collection of names for another person, as mentioned there will be a section of the market who will suit the market for this product and if you are unsure there is a 4.95 trial offer ? (used to be) where you go to log out of the main sales page it will ask for a trial option.

        However be warned in that if you were going to do this i would not suggest this option but instead to choose the full package with platinum package for a better long term value, I am not sure if it would be covered by a 60 day money back offer, so check that out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deedee11
    I am a newbie and like this program very much because I have a heck of a time figuring out all the lego pieces needed to build the ship----if you know what I mean lol. I am looking at this as a long term recurring income stream. I do think the Platinum pkg is a deal---for this newbie. It would take me a loooong time to get this all put together & I wouldn't have any hair left!!!

    I know what the concerns are with the list. I just have to let that be for now until I get my other stuff up and running. I have a great new coach and am working on a new site and new product.

    I am wondering tho does anyone outsource their traffic building? I am learning it however I did mention I am sloooow right??

    Did anyone else stick with CBP and actually work it as a biz?

    Seems so many are still looking for the magic bullet-----I know I did for years. Now I am seriously treating this IM as a real biz----and loving it!

    Best to you all,
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  • Profile picture of the author dtmission
    Hello,

    I have been with CBPirate for a few months and I had about 1% conversion of the squeeze page, but then no sales.

    I read about the new Affiliate Siver Bullet programs and that looks to me a better and more flexible version of CBPirate.

    I am just thinking to terminate my CBPirate membership and take one woth Affiliate Silver Bullet, but I am a bit worried that I could loose all leads that I have collected until now.

    I am interested in your suggestions

    Best Regards

    Mario Pesce
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    • Profile picture of the author RoyChan
      Originally Posted by dtmission View Post


      I am just thinking to terminate my CBPirate membership and take one woth Affiliate Silver Bullet, but I am a bit worried that I could loose all leads that I have collected until now.

      Mario Pesce
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      Hi Mario,

      Move on - don't build other people list. Do your own thing; otherwise another year of yours will pass by without any real results of YOUR own.

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Cindy Battye
        Hi

        Sorry for not responding sooner, I didn't realise that this thread was still kicking on. There are a few things that I would love to clear up, and.. please post any questions you might have. I am subscribed to this thread now, so I will get the notifications.

        Originally Posted by pearsonbrown View Post

        Hi Phargy,

        Getting Traffic is both an important and difficult job. But it's not an end in itself. What you are seeking to do is to build up your list. With this product, you do not own the list you build up. Stop paying the monthly fee and your list disappears into thin air. All that hard work gone.

        Pearson
        Wanted to mention, if you cancel your membership, you will get to keep everything that you have paid for. We don't delete your list or remove your blog, or even block access to your members area.

        We continue to promote to your leads, using your affiliate links - and we even allow you to keep building your list using the squeezepage systems that you have already purchased.

        The only thing that happens is that you don't keep getting new ones.

        If you decide to refund, we will shut you down. Everything will be gone.

        Originally Posted by RoyChan View Post

        Hi Mario,

        Move on - don't build other people list. Do your own thing; otherwise another year of yours will pass by without any real results of YOUR own.

        Cheers
        Roy
        Hmm.. While I would like to encourage people to build your own list - having your own list is one of the most powerful things you can have... if you are one of those people who is just getting overwhelmed, or just not succeeding at pulling all of the bits and pieces together, then CB Pirate is perfect for you.

        It is better to grab a hold of a proven system, where everything is done for you - you just send traffic... we monetize forever on your behalf... than to lose focus, not get anything up, not have a solid followup system in place etc. and do nothing.

        Clickbank Pirate also works well when you have got some existing websites with traffic - so that you can further monetize your list/customers/clients. You can use the copy and paste banners etc, to place on your websites - so we can promote 100% on your behalf.

        All of the income earned goes direct to your Clickbank account, so - that's gotta be good! lol!

        Lemme know if you have any more questions! I will try get back to you a bit sooner this next time around!! haha.

        Cheers!
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        • Profile picture of the author sasglobal
          Cindy,
          I have been a member of CBPirate for some time now. I recently got back on track with sending traffic via safelists primarily. I just checked my stats for this month, and see some conversions but to date still no sales. Am I correct in assuming that conversions in the stats merely refer to people that are responding to the offer on the squeeze page but then not buying? Am I correct that there is nothing I can do to influence the potential buyer once they click on my link in the safelist mail?

          Thanks,
          Steve
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          • Profile picture of the author Cindy Battye
            Originally Posted by sasglobal View Post

            Cindy,
            I have been a member of CBPirate for some time now. I recently got back on track with sending traffic via safelists primarily. I just checked my stats for this month, and see some conversions but to date still no sales. Am I correct in assuming that conversions in the stats merely refer to people that are responding to the offer on the squeeze page but then not buying? Am I correct that there is nothing I can do to influence the potential buyer once they click on my link in the safelist mail?

            Thanks,
            Steve
            Hey Steve!

            Yeah, in CB Pirate conversions = when someone signs up to one of your squeezepages. Any sales that you get will show up in your Clickbank account (not your CB Pirate account).

            If they are not buying yet, we will just keep selling to them until they do. We are doing everything the right way, creating bonuses, offering the most enticing reasons for people to buy from your emails - so, keep putting people in the system and we will keep working on it 'til you get some cash.

            - Cindy

            P.S. I am away on holidays, I will be home on the 17th, so please don't be upset if it takes me a bit longer than norm to get bk in here
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