Commision BluePrint

by Midas3 Consulting 201 replies
Ok, this is being launched tommorow.

Commission Blueprint

There' wasn't a thread about it yet, and all the IM'ers are already wanging emails about left right and center promoting it so I figured I would start one.

You're probably going to get hammered with this as they are paying $40 per month recurring as well as the initial commision, so expect one hell of a lot of hyperbole from folks trying to sell it to you.

Please, before we start, we can do without certain folks on this forum telling us how amazing it is and promptly putting up their affiliate link to it, or a link to a blog/webpage which then has their affiliate link on it. Yes of course you think it's "amazing" ,and yes of course you're different to "other" affiliates and yes we understand your unbiased and just helping out, yada yada , but even still, I've added a link to it , we dont' need a million more.

Anyway, I'm watching the pre launch video right now, first thing the guy says about the Clickbank earnings he's showing is .. " you can't fake this stuff"... Oh really, soooo easy to fake.

He also doesnt' mention how much it cost him in Adwords spend to achieve the monthly Clickbank commisions..

Anyway, could be solid, let's see what a few Warriors feel after purchasing it tommorow, I'll probably grab it as I do all these things, just out of interest. I do get the distinct feeling this is going to be another set of videos explaining how to setup a PPC campaign, find decent CB products and create squeeze pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Personally any program that doesn't give its affiliates a review copy (most do) is not one I want to try and sell. or buy.
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    • I take it they wouldn't do so ?
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      • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
        That was an outragous video.

        "You can't fake clickbank cheques"


        "I don't think you've ever seen anything like this, I don't know that anybodys ever shown clickbank numbers like this"

        hhm......
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        • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
          His reasoning was that there were people that would post the links on forums. And yes you can fake clickbank earnings through javascript. I should dig up the link.
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          • Incredibly easy to fake reports using that javascript, it just made me chortle a little that he's selling an IM product and made such a statement , that he didn't realise the statement is wrong concerns me as to how much of an IM expert he actually is.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Wilson
              Personally any program that doesn't give its affiliates a review copy (most do) is not one I want to try and sell. or buy.
              Honestly, this really depends on the affiliate.

              If you have generated a lot sales for other products of mine or I'm trying to recruit people to promote during launch then sure a review copy is pretty common but giving anyone that says they are an affialite a free copy would be foolish.
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              • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
                I'm on a couple of JV's and the first thing they do is give a free copy to review and promote. And I do. I'm not peeved at him. I'm miffed at those that make it seem like all affiliates are scammers.
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                • Anything on the product? I guess not since it has not been released.

                  I opted in but haven't received anything and the launch is tomorrow.
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                  • Nothing as yet, I'll buy a copy tommorow, see what the story is. Bottom line it's clearly a combination of PDF's , and videos explaining how to monitize CB products, my bet is it's squeeze page orientated via PPC .

                    What they will bring to the table for the monthly membership which is their backend , that's probably more interesting to me.

                    There's really only so many ways you can explain the process of

                    PPC --- Squeeze Page -- CB product.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Wilson
                      I'm on a couple of JV's and the first thing they do is give a free copy to review and promote. And I do. I'm not peeved at him. I'm miffed at those that make it seem like all affiliates are scammers.
                      I think we are saying the same thing :-)

                      I agree that you should give JV partners a review copy I was just saying that anybody that contacts you saying they want to be an affiliate don't necessarily warrant a free copy of your product.
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                      • Profile picture of the author 2bwealthy
                        got like 8 emails from different people already on this one..... all are basically the same sales pitch. going to let others review then decide.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Barry Plaskow
                    Not impressed TBH.Any product sale that starts with the end 1st worries me.
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                    • Profile picture of the author SarahMcHarry
                      I bought this with the intention of reviewing it but so far I'm not very impressed.

                      The videos kick out about halfway through if you watch online. So I downloaded them all and the FLV files won't play in Windows Media File 10 or 11 on my computer. I am not happy about having to continually reboot my computer - did they test this, or not?

                      I looked at the PDFs and they contain some terrible spelling mistakes which puts me off. I figure that if someone is smart enough to launch a megabuck product they ought to be smart enough to employ an editor to clean up their text.

                      I'm very disappointed.
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                      • Originally Posted by SarahMcHarry View Post

                        I bought this with the intention of reviewing it but so far I'm not very impressed.

                        The videos kick out about halfway through if you watch online. So I downloaded them all and the FLV files won't play in Windows Media File 10 or 11 on my computer. I am not happy about having to continually reboot my computer - did they test this, or not?

                        I'm very disappointed.

                        Sarah,

                        Look at the top of their download page, it gives you the correct software to view the files in they all work perfectly.

                        I also had problems streaming, it's some kind of weird memory issue, turn your PC on and off again and you'll find they all work from then on, streaming or otherwise.

                        Personally I just found downloading was the answer, works perfectly.
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                        • Profile picture of the author naruq
                          I plan on investing in the product and going thru it.
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                        • Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                          is there any software or tools NECESSARY to start effectively that we need to buy from his backend products to put the system into practice?
                          No products of his but he does recommend a couple of keyword tools, which have either free or pay versions available, generally he just uses the free versions but I think he had a subscription to one service which was about $20 a month.
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                        • Profile picture of the author martinp
                          Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                          Sarah,

                          you mentioned the videos are all in FLV (youtube) format.

                          Any video player can play downloaded FLV that we can download free?
                          I downloaded one called FLV Player and it works great. Can't remember where I got it from but if you Google it you'll find it.
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                          • Originally Posted by martinp View Post

                            I downloaded one called FLV Player and it works great. Can't remember where I got it from but if you Google it you'll find it.
                            They have a FLV player which works perfectly on their download page it's at the top , they also added Windoze media versions of all the vids an hour or so ago.
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                            • Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                              for a not 100% newbie,

                              which would be a better investing time and energy in:
                              Affiliate Payload or Commission Blueprint or Google Nemisis?
                              Man , they are all really quite different, and actually have a completely different slant on PPC as well..

                              Affiliate Payload is Alex Goads program which is entirely focussed on CPA, Commision Blueprint has no relevence to CPA at all, and Nemisis is a server side hosted landing page product with a big emphasis on integral TID tracking for a kind of pseudo multivariate approach and one touch set up.

                              It's really hard to compare them, they are just simply completley different beasts. It would depend entirely on what you feel your strengths are and what you want to do.

                              How about Google Nemisis?
                              Anyone bought it and any comments?
                              There is a thread on this new forum and a thread on the old WF forum with a lot of data on it, generally it was very negative however a lot of the negativity was due to the way it was overhyped rather than the product itself which looked like a relatively simple way for newbies to create landing pages, a point and click type approach if you like.

                              I am just wondering is Affilaite Payload really teach you so called "underground" techniques never revealed by those gurus before? All seems to have same sale pitch.
                              You'll just have to get used to the verbiage, it might be a yawnfest but unfortunately it sells.

                              I need to buy one but cannot learn from 2 or 3 sources at the same time and definitely not monthly fee thing.
                              Jerry
                              Need seems a strong word, at this point I think the best thing you could do is decide what your strengths are and what you feel comfortable doing.

                              I wouldn't want to say go and buy XYZ, because there's no way to tell what's right for you.
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                                • Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                                  Thanks Simon.

                                  At least no affiliate link on your reply.
                                  I would never ever use an affiliate link, I have no ties personally or financially to any IM product, I simply say it as I see it.


                                  Google Nemisis is server based software and hosted by Chris (the producer of this product). Don't you think it is a danger to leave all our affiliate links (and subscribers) with him.
                                  I don't like it for that reason, amongst others, I also see little benefit to it other than the ease of setup. A decent landing page social, review or squeeze page is very easy to set up yourself and a reseller account at hostgator costs just a few dollars a month nowadays. Personally I would want to keep control.


                                  PPC is easier but then to loose a lot of money with Adwords because my sale page not very good. Got a lot of traffic but extremely low conversion to sale.
                                  Then you could try affiliate payload , it's generally easier to get a conversion when somebody doesn't have to buy something, only enter their email address. On the other hand Com Blue shows you how to make decent landing pages and manage PPC more efficiently.

                                  If I am lousy in copy writing a sale page for my website. Is Commission Blueprint a good buy?
                                  Com Blue, isn't about selling your own product but other peoples using landing pages most of which require little skills as a copywriter as you'll essentially be using the vendors sales copy and adjustiing it. Com Blue, may be more up your street, certainly more so than Google Nem, IMO, Aff Payload is purely CPA based and will require a considerable learning curve, whereas it sounds like Com Blue is already in the area you have the most experience in.

                                  CPA isn't something you can just wade into with no experience and make a good return, infact I've taken on an expensive mentor for my CPA training.

                                  By the way, Tristan Bull of Internet Marketing Uncut advised the easiest product to sell is what we have been talking about here i.e. another internet marketing product. But then, most internet marketer are savvy in themselves, and don't you think more difficult to sell to them?
                                  Any comment?
                                  Opinions differ, I can show you on the one hand people who have made millions marketing IM products, and on the other people who had made millions who wouldn;t touch IM products and infact work in any other area possible.

                                  Personally I think IM is a tough sell, the market is pretty jaded, If you use CB basically every IM'er knows to just use their own Hoplink to cut out the affiliates cut, this doesn't happen in civvy street.

                                  No straight answer to that, if your going to make IM, then you need a list, no question about it, and your up against a lot of competition.

                                  General markets are less forgiving.

                                  Sorry I can't help more than that.
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                                    • Profile picture of the author jordanwarrior
                                      Hello Everyone,

                                      If you want to be able to play the videos error free, use a flash player extension which you can download and install in 2 minutes. Here is the link to download it if you want to. Adobe - Adobe Flash Player. Its free to download.
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                      • Profile picture of the author jeffczyz
                        I purchased out of curiousity. There are a ton of similiar products out there. The videos have some good content, but to be honest, they are just power point files with a PIP webcam. Nothng earth shattering about presentation, but you are buying for content.

                        I'd agree, this is not for total newbies. Everyone seems to quickly jump on the adwords train and not realize how quickly the cpc costs add up. Newbies are sure to end up spending a bundle on this without taking the time to put all the pieces in place first.

                        I struggled with the downloads as well. I believe it may have been an issue with the S3 service, but I noticed they added windows media downloads now as well. I passed on the OTO, I have enough monthly subscriptions emptying my wallet now.


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                        • Profile picture of the author David Neale
                          I went to purchase today but they raised the price $20 to $97. Strange how that dampens my desire to purchase. Everybody wants the best deal

                          $20 lousy bucks and I probably won't buy now.

                          I'm trying to talk myself into it
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                          • Profile picture of the author Richard HAN
                            If you have Real Player installed on your comp, you can use it to play the video files as well.
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                            • Profile picture of the author SarahMcHarry
                              The FLV player they recommend is wimpy_flv_player_pc and I downloaded it for free and it plays the videos OK.

                              I've now watched half of the videos and I'm now much more in favour than I was before. I think the content is sound and sensible and I've picked up some good ideas from the lessons so far.

                              This program would not be suitable for absolute newbies but it would be a good step up from some of the crappier GRQ schemes that get people started online.

                              I'll watch the remaining videos and report back on here when I've finished.

                              Sarah
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                              • Profile picture of the author OMI
                                Most people are rating the videos, but what about the ebooks and bonus content? What information do they provide and is it any good?
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                                • Originally Posted by OMI View Post

                                  Most people are rating the videos, but what about the ebooks and bonus content? What information do they provide and is it any good?
                                  The e-books are relatively short and are guides to the the various free opt in , pre-sell and review page html templates the provide.
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                                • Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                                  Hi Sarah

                                  I went to googled this "wimpy_flv_player_pc" and there any many download sites. One particular site (on first page google search results) mentioned about "Virus Alert next to system time - What the Tech.."

                                  Which website you download the player from? Did you a scan for virus?

                                  Jerry
                                  Hi Jerry

                                  You don't need to scouting around for it, it's on the download page at the top.

                                  Every program you could ever need to view either video source or to open any of the bonuses etc are there on the download page.
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                                    • Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                                      Hi Simon,

                                      Thanks.

                                      Haven't bought it yet. That is the reason I scouted around for the FLV player.

                                      Are you referring to the FLV player is part of the Comm Blueprint download?
                                      Ahh , I see, in that case just download it from their own site, that's safest:

                                      Free Desktop FLV Player


                                      Just my observation:

                                      It seems like every new products launches are following each other,, hyped it up with videos then launched and up the price from 77 to 97 after few days....

                                      Google Nemisis/Affiliate Payload did that, and now this Comission Blueprint...

                                      Anyway, if it can help our business, why not?

                                      The Comm Blueprint's advocating Adwords to faster income may get a lot of newbies burnt....
                                      Pretty standard practise, lower prices increase conversions generally speaking, increased conversions means more affiliates get paid which means a higher grav rating. Higher grav means more people selling your product due to CB visibility, and so on, it's savvy marketing.

                                      I have no problem with any of that, doesn't cross any boundaries for me and I have a pretty low threshold for BS and unethical tactics.
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                              • Profile picture of the author David Neale
                                Sarah I'm still on the fence about purchasing so any further details will be appreciated. Anybody that has actually applied the principles and has some results good or bad.



                                Originally Posted by SarahMcHarry View Post

                                The FLV player they recommend is wimpy_flv_player_pc and I downloaded it for free and it plays the videos OK.

                                I've now watched half of the videos and I'm now much more in favour than I was before. I think the content is sound and sensible and I've picked up some good ideas from the lessons so far.

                                This program would not be suitable for absolute newbies but it would be a good step up from some of the crappier GRQ schemes that get people started online.

                                I'll watch the remaining videos and report back on here when I've finished.

                                Sarah
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                      • Profile picture of the author ncovill
                        Thanks for the posts guys... this sure saved me some cash
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                        • Profile picture of the author TomGuo
                          It looks like a good product, and I'm considering to buy it. Thanks for the reviews.
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                          • If you look through this thread you'll see that the positive comments are coming from those that actually own it .You could easily pay a web guy double this just for the included squeeze/landing page templates they include.

                            Zilch complaints here personally as an actual owner of the product.
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                            • Profile picture of the author David Neale
                              Well based on Simons opinion I just purchased. I also opted to sign up for their membership at $5 for 7 days and then $67 monthly from then on. I'll give it a good look for 6 days and then opt out if it's not first rate.

                              I've never found a great source of PPC landing page material so even if that's good it will have value to me.

                              I'll post my view on the material once I've had some time to review.
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                              • Originally Posted by David Neale View Post

                                Well based on Simons opinion I just purchased. I also opted to sign up for their membership at $5 for 7 days and then $67 monthly from then on. I'll give it a good look for 6 days and then opt out if it's not first rate.

                                I've never found a great source of PPC landing page material so even if that's good it will have value to me.

                                I'll post my view on the material once I've had some time to review.
                                You've got a solid day ahead of you David, , just getting throught the vids took me around 6 hours +, fortunately the PDF's are relatively short.

                                I'm about half way through my second time around on the vids now, just watching vid 5 as we speak funnily enough, this time around I'm actually carrying out the same actions as they do and pausing it as I go.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
                        A lot of people were talking about how to 'fake' clickbank statments...
                        It's very easy to do.
                        In no way am i promoting you to do this, but if you want to you go to your stats page and put in the code for this video:
                        YouTube - Earn Millions from Clickbank in Minutes

                        Im not saying you should do this...but that is how the 'guru's' have so much money in their account.

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                        • Yeah, seen it done many times, easy bit of javascript , I'm convinced this is what a lot of these guys who do the "earnings" videos do.

                          For reference however you can't put faked screen shots on your ptich page, if your using Clickbank. Clickbank verify each CB earnings screen shot used on your pitch page before they will approve you, it's one of the few things they are quite anal about, your date etc must be visible on the screen shot and they correlate that data before allowing making your account live.

                          Of course, nothing stopping somebody changing the screen shots after they have been approved I guess, but that would be a hell of a gamble.

                          My 2 cents...
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                          • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
                            Very true! I just looked at the product and now its 97 dollars?
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                            • Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                              Thanks, Simon.

                              Now I am confuse which one to invest in (is it Affiliate Payload or Commission Blueprint?)
                              No idea mate, depends what you want to do, I already explained what the differences are previously, you have to choose based on what you feel is your strengths.


                              Actually, heard somewhere that unlike other affiliate products, CPA do not allow a affiliate's landing page in order for us to track opt-in list with Google Analytics? Anyone can clarify because I do not know anything about CPA. And how much is a typical commission % like?
                              There's no such thing as an averatge commision for CPA, you can get anything from 0.20 cents a click to $250 or more, entirely depends on the offer.

                              You would be better off in the CPA section for this kind of questions, I'm a CPA newbie at this point, so I don't feel comfortable offering advice, your best off speaking to the more knowledgable crowd.
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                        • Profile picture of the author scottglover
                          So let me get this straight, you don't need a huge budget, you don't need to be able to write awesome sales copy and we should be able to keep the shirt on our backs when starting up. Sounds ok so far.
                          Can we have a very general summary of the steps required to make it work?
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                      • Profile picture of the author sputnik
                        I bought it and I must say there is nothing in it that I didn't already know.
                        I don't like the fact that it is only videos - a manual is much easier to glance through - and for skipping parts you already know.

                        It basically tells you all the stuff that most other products tell you:
                        - how to pick a market
                        - how to do keyword research
                        - how to write a presales page
                        - how to track keywords

                        I mean everything is explained in details and in a nice and professional way - for a newbie it might be a good product - better than many others.

                        It is just that from the sales copy I was expecting much more...
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                        • Profile picture of the author bill05
                          Excellent program. One of the best dollars spent for PPC info.
                          Nice to be able to see Steve as he explains his system.
                          You pick up on the nuances of his techniques.

                          Steve is a very generous supporting person in the forums.

                          Best part is he has a simple "system" that can be duplicated and remove the guess work.

                          Actually, think it is great for experienced PPC players.

                          People new to PPC should always be cautious of using PPC.
                          You can lose a bundle in minutes if you do not have a stop loss.

                          Bill
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                          • Profile picture of the author greendesert
                            Well, I am a guru baiter but I'd say this is good. And as for video problem cited in the earlier posts in this thread, flv files are not meant to be run by wmp but needs a flv player and its available for free to download from download.com
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                      • Profile picture of the author Linda Miller
                        Hey Sarah,

                        Interesting I read your message today as I am watching the Commission Blueprint videos right now. I purchased it and have shared it with my subscribers who are interested in learning how to do affiliate marketing.

                        I downloaded the Wimpy video view they provided and it's easy to watch the videos with it.

                        So far it seems like a pretty complete program to help those who want to learn how to create income online with affiliate marketing.

                        I have been doing affiliate marketing for several years, so I am always looking for a product to help my subscribers.

                        Today they are buying it and all is well!

                        Anyone not familiar can learn about it here:

                        http://AffiliateCommissionBlueprint.com

                        Many blessings.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Rob Toth
                        >> He also doesnt' mention how much it cost him in Adwords spend to achieve the monthly Clickbank commisions..
                        Exactly!! All of these (and there are so many) cash in with Clickbank + Adwords courses are the same message, repackaged.

                        And this next part won't make me too many friends, but I have no problem selling it because the majority are buying HOPE not EDUCATION. That's why the same guys and gals who bought DJK would likely buy this and a dozen other courses if there are big numbers attached to it.

                        They'll jump up and down for courses that show million-dollar CB accounts... never bothering to ask themselves how much of that is NET income.

                        A marketer colleague, who I'll keep anonymous, had a promo for how he made over $330,000 in whatever X days he had. But, that successful promo had a lot of development cost, review copies (physical product), time investment AND paid his JVs 70% comm. Not a bad pay day but his net was high five-figures not close to mid-six figures. BIG difference.

                        Another marketer I know uses a funded proposal system to pitch a "make money" type product but sells other memberships in the sales funnel. He spent $120k in advertising to gross $66k with sales of that primary product. Of course he lost money on that main product, but came out with a worthwhile net based on his cross promos. But his audience doesn't know this. His prospects aren't told this. ANd most of them wouldn't care because they're shopping for HOPE not solutions.
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                        • Profile picture of the author jordanwarrior
                          Hello Marketers,

                          What Rob Toth just said above is totally true. I have been in IM for 4 months, and have been slapped by some nasty truths a number of times. First of, please do not think you will actually succeed by copying some scheme used by thousands of other people. It simply does not, and will never work. I discovered this after purchasing two of these so called "money making" courses way back in the first month. The first one was "Profit Praxis" by Tim Godfrey, and the Second was "Super Speed Wealth" by Matt Brenwell. Suffice to say, it took me about 2 weeks to figure out what a load of garbage they are. I started doing my own digging, lo and behold, I found out there is no simple or labor-free method to achieve success on the Internet. What I did find out is that to get anywhere, I have to find a niche, work very hard, and hopefully start earning income. The trouble was that I didn't know how to go about the whole thing. After signing up for "The Big Cat Challenge" by Dave B, I started to get an idea of what I actually needed to do. But basically, it boils down to this. You MUST work hard in order to succeed. Stop shelling out your money time and time again in order to buy hope. If you want a free training on how to start making money online, take the "30 day challenge" by Ed Dale. This is a quality program that is going to help you get started in the right direction. I have not, and will not, buy Commission Blueprint, as I can't help but think it is just another money maker for its creators. Indeed nothing more than a "blueprint". If you want to succeed, take an IM training and create your own blueprint. If you were to see 10,000 houses that all looked the same, would you buy one of them? Or, would you buy the one that was different, and original, and nice looking? One that was created by you with your own blueprint.
                          Not trying to bash anyone here, just trying to tell you what I have learned and discovered in the short time I have been in IM. Good luck to everyone.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Chris_King
                            If you guys are looking for info about commission blueprint and other IM products, I set up a site called IM Product Directory using Chris Rempel's conduit model for popular IM products. So far I have reviewed Commission Blueprint, Affiliate Elite, Niche Marketing on Crack, Get Google Ads Free, Adwords Profits 2, and much much more.

                            Let me know if you guys want me to add any other products to the site. Here it is:

                            IMproductDirectory.com | User Feedback and Specifications of Popular Consumer Products
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                              • Profile picture of the author Chris_King
                                Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                                Chris,
                                1) did you buy those products?
                                2) did you implement them and what is the result?
                                3) how long have you implement the strategies inside to be able to make a fair review?

                                Most products even before were launched, already have tons of "testimonials" of how it had helped this Tom and Harry. It is all over their sales page.

                                Even people in this forum or any other forum will say good thing about a product because they are the affiliate of that product... tough luck here because IM guys are very savvy and will deny you the commission.

                                Having said that it is all part of marketing to newbies and hopeful bunch. Nothing wrong though since we are all in marketing business anyway.
                                jj88,

                                Yes, I bought 90% of the products on my site and the others I was able to test drive from friends. I implemented most of the strategies, though not all.

                                The reason I am taking reviews from forums - especially here - is that people don't put in their affiliate links, so I put a little more trust in their reviews.

                                I understand that everyone here is pretty savvy and I don't mind that. I just want to make a place where people can learn about a product without all the hoopla. I do my best to try to explain what each product does so that people don't have to spend a half an hour reading each sales page and still be confused by what the product is (A perfect example is 4 tier annihilation method)

                                Thanks for the feedback
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                • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
                  Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

                  I'm on a couple of JV's and the first thing they do is give a free copy to review and promote. And I do. I'm not peeved at him. I'm miffed at those that make it seem like all affiliates are scammers.
                  The problem is a lot and I mean A LOT of people offer things like promoting your products, JVs and what not to get a free copy of a product. So frankly, I've been a little skeptical of who I give my product to. Of course there is always honest people as well that live up to their offer, but it's pretty hard to know now a days.

                  Now back to topic, yes Clickbank "proof" of earnings can be easily faked, that's why I don't offer it.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Billy Deakin
                    I've just purchased this but I can't comment too much yet since there's a lot to get through. The videos appear to be quite well made, and are available streaming and for download, although the choice of FLV, even for the download links, seemed rather odd.

                    There are 14 in total, adding up to nearly 4 hours by the look of it so I won't get a chance to go through all of them tonight. Also includes HTML templates (review page, couple of opt-in pages, pres-sell page) which I've not looked at yet, and 3 PDF reports. You also get PDFs of the Powerpoint slides used in the videos (not sure how much use that is) and a nice bonus which wasn't mentioned on the sales letter - Micheal Rasumssen's MiniSiteProfts Exposed, and Email Promos Exposed.

                    The backend is being offered on 7 day trial for $4.95 at a cost of $67 per month. Not had a chance to look at it yet but the first month appears to be 5 videos on buying and selling websites, writing adwords ads and spotting trends.

                    I'll post more tomorrow when I've watched more of the vids!

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                    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
                      I grabbed it and watched the videos. It looks like fair value for the price. It will help someone who is already doing clickbank but failing.

                      It is PPC >> Review Page >> Clickbank.
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                      • Profile picture of the author 2bwealthy
                        how are the templates on this one?
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                        • Profile picture of the author jordanwarrior
                          Why does anyone even bother to write about this stuff? You all know what it's about. You all know basically what's it's going to say. You all have bought about a gazillion of these things. The only thing that should be writen about is how well you can sell it to some person who doesn't have a clue about IM.
                          As far as ClickBank earnings go. Inserting a chunk of javascript and some numbers is the easiest thing in the world. If he would be making that kind of money, you sure as hades wouildn't be getting hold of the secrets. Ex, don't you guard your money making sites, tips, keywords, etc with your life? I bet you do.
                          Commission Blueprint is yet just another product aimed at newbies or lazy people.
                          That's it period, dot, end of story.
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                          • Profile picture of the author kposs
                            I purchased Commission Blueprint this afternoon and have spent the rest of the day reading all of the PDFs and watching the videos. The first thing I can say is that it's not alot of the fluff you usually get like 10 pages how to set up a google account, etc. Also, I had a problem downloading some videos (turned out to be my problem - just needed a reboot) but I got an answer from Steve within minutes. Can't complain about that.

                            Jordanwarrior's comments are a little harsh. Keeping in mind that people are in different stages of their internet marketing experience, I see nothing wrong with this product. It delivers exactly what it promises - good information about how to make a *profit* with Clickbank products and Adwords. It also includes some information I have never seen before in similar products such as how to manage cash flow and some of the more detailed aspects of tracking, management, etc.

                            I did not sign up for the OTO. Mostly because I specifically needed this Clickbank information and did not need the other IM info that was in the monthly program.

                            2bwealthy - I like the templates. I have done alot of research on review and opt-in templates and they are high quality. Ready to use directly if you wanted (I always customize that kind of thing though).

                            Valerie
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                            • Profile picture of the author Chris Dolan
                              The templates look to be very good. I think what you can say is that Super Speed Wealth came out a couple of months ago, and did well with a below average product. Then come a string of products pretty much hitting the same spot about review sites, presell pages, and so on.

                              In reality this is alot more comprehensive, and seems to deliver, especially as none of their own success came in the Making Money niche.
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                              • Seeing as it's only 20 bucks or so with your hoplink, why the hell not, worth it for the landing pages alone, they look great quality.

                                Gonna go have a play with it, see what it delivers.
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                                • Profile picture of the author David Neale
                                  Simon I'll probably buy this based on your review. I see the price is $77, even through a hoplink that's about $47 not $20. Did they raise the price?

                                  Originally Posted by SimonHarrison View Post

                                  Seeing as it's only 20 bucks or so with your hoplink, why the hell not, worth it for the landing pages alone, they look great quality.

                                  Gonna go have a play with it, see what it delivers.
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                                  • Originally Posted by David Neale View Post

                                    Simon I'll probably buy this based on your review. I see the price is $77, even through a hoplink that's about $47 not $20. Did they raise the price?
                                    Hi David, you get about $42 + change, so my bad it's gonna cost ya nearly $35, in my head I had it as a $67 product not $77.

                                    Just to add to James comments, he makes a good point, IMO , although I would say it's perfectly placed for a IM newbie to do well ,if your a complete PPC newbie, you may need additional material as they specifically do not go into the absolute basics like setting up and Adwords account etc, they make it very clearly early on that there's a million free sites you can visit including Adwords own help pages that will help you with the absolute basics.

                                    But past those basics, they do give video lessons on how to set up everything up from that point. And yes, make no bones about it, James is spot on, you will need to invest some time to make this work.

                                    Looking at your sig, your an Adwords pro, your going to be able to move past a lot of the learning curve and just get into the meat immediately, I think you'll think it was worth it just for a couple of the modules, hopefully they won't be to basic for you, but I think there's some good tools used and nice tricks in there that most wil benefit from.

                                    In order to make it as succesful as they have, they are very careful about keyword choices, very careful about bids, there is a lot of maths going on behind the scenes which they fully explain, and quite a lot of tools used to make it work the way it does, there is a learning curve and it could take quite a few days to master the ins and outs of the system.

                                    I'm not the sharpest tool in the toolbox so I have had to watch the calculations video twice now and I'm actually going to watch it a third time today.

                                    It's not a quick fix, however it is a great solution to the problem which most fail with which is making a buck from PPC.

                                    Why I recommended it in a nutshell is that it wins the "most complete system" award, as far as the PPC - Landing Page - Commision Network model goes, nobody else has delivered this much content for so little, not that I've seen, not close and it's very much a leave no stone unturned type deal.

                                    Dont'e expect it to deal with SEO, infact pretty much anything out of the area of PPC - Landing Page - and Clickbank, they really don't , you will be dissapointed but if those 3 areas are of interest to ya, I don't think it gets much better than this in the white hat area.
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                                    • Profile picture of the author rags
                                      Originally Posted by SimonHarrison View Post

                                      Hi David, you get about $42 + change, so my bad it's gonna cost ya nearly $35, in my head I had it as a $67 product not $77.
                                      Just adding that if you begin to click away from the sales page you'll be offered $10 discount from one of those virtual chat assistant thingies. So it will be $67.
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                                      • Originally Posted by rags View Post

                                        Just adding that if you begin to click away from the sales page you'll be offered $10 discount form one of those virtual chat assistant thingies. So it will be $67.
                                        Ahh, that's why I remembered it as $67, at least I'm not going completely senile.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author SarahMcHarry
                                          Look at the top of their download page, it gives you the correct software to view the files in they all work perfectly.
                                          Hi Simon,

                                          Yes, I found this now, but the first page I was directed to said that I needed Windows Media Player, which I already had, which didn't play the videos, so I then tried to download another version, which then didn't work, de da de da, and I wasted a lot of time.

                                          But I'm viewing the videos OK now.

                                          I really hope this product is what is sets out to be as I have a great list I could sell it to. I have made a solemn promise to my list that I won't recommend anything that I haven't tried and used myself, so I need this to work!

                                          Thanks for your help.

                                          Sarah
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                                          • Originally Posted by SarahMcHarry View Post


                                            Thanks for your help.

                                            Sarah
                                            No problem Sarah.

                                            Simon

                                            PS. As I understand it they are also going to be offering bog standard wmv for downloads shortly as well. Making them flv was a balls up IMO, I think 99.9% of their CS has been about watching/downloading these things.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author sjames
                                          Yeah this product will help any newbie succeed with affiliate marketing I think. I grabbed the product and I'm about to start going through the videos.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
                                    James - You mentioned speed ppc and adwords editor. Does that mean that buyers of the product will have to spend more on software that they recommend to do the job?

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                                    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
                                      Roy,

                                      Adwords editor is free - you just have to get a handle on it for the method these guys use because of the volume.

                                      You will only get so far without using automation tools like speed ppc etc...

                                      This is where those big cheques come from - when you find a winner you will want every single long tail, short tail working for you. (Keyword combos with modifiers).

                                      or, you can scale by using other traffic sources these guys don't mention.

                                      (You can start small without them)
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                                      • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
                                        James - Thanks for that. I'm not buying it but I thought it would be useful for people reading this thread to know if any more expenditure would be needed in order to get the most out of the product.

                                        Thanks for clearing that up.

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                          • Originally Posted by jordanwarrior View Post

                            Why does anyone even bother to write about this stuff? You all know what it's about. You all know basically what's it's going to say. You all have bought about a gazillion of these things. The only thing that should be writen about is how well you can sell it to some person who doesn't have a clue about IM.
                            As far as ClickBank earnings go. Inserting a chunk of javascript and some numbers is the easiest thing in the world. If he would be making that kind of money, you sure as hades wouildn't be getting hold of the secrets. Ex, don't you guard your money making sites, tips, keywords, etc with your life? I bet you do.
                            Commission Blueprint is yet just another product aimed at newbies or lazy people.
                            That's it period, dot, end of story.
                            True enough in many ways, but who cares, it's like $20 or something , if you learn one cute trick that you can add to your arsenal for $20, that's gets a thumbs up from me.

                            I think we all knew long ago this was PPC-Squeeze-Vendor Pitch Page, stuff . Maybe it's just me, but I never expect I'm going to learn some amazing secrets from these things, but I almost always learn at least one small thing and that makes it worth it IMHO of course.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
                              Originally Posted by SimonHarrison View Post

                              Maybe it's just me, but I never expect I'm going to learn some amazing secrets from these things, but I almost always learn at least one small thing and that makes it worth it IMHO of course.
                              I agree with Simon. I haven't bought a 'product launch' product in ages, but I'm always interested in how to improve my reviews and preselling so I got this one. I haven't watched all the videos yet but what I have seen is good, and I've picked up a few tips from it. For me it was worth the money.
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                              • Anybody else having problems with streaming some of the vids, 6 & 7 only seem to manage to get half way through.

                                And why they choose FLV as the download format - eek, don't fancy their customer service today.

                                I'm making notes on each video , the key points etc, I should be fthrough every PDF and video in a few more hours and I'll post my 2 cents..
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                                • Profile picture of the author kposs
                                  Simon,

                                  I was using IE 6 on XP and the videos just quit loading. I couldn't even physically download them. Everything else would download (PDFs) and I'm on 4 T1s so I assumed it was their fault. It wasn't. I just had to reboot. Whenever I watch these type of videos via the browser, it does something funky with the memory and requires me to reboot about every 3rd or 4th video I watch. I just finally downloaded them with the recommended viewer and that is how I watched them.

                                  Valerie
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                                  • Originally Posted by kposs View Post

                                    Simon,

                                    I was using IE 6 on XP and the videos just quit loading. I couldn't even physically download them. Everything else would download (PDFs) and I'm on 4 T1s so I assumed it was their fault. It wasn't. I just had to reboot. Whenever I watch these type of videos via the browser, it does something funky with the memory and requires me to reboot about every 3rd or 4th video I watch. I just finally downloaded them with the recommended viewer and that is how I watched them.

                                    Valerie
                                    Thanks Valerie, I decided to go down the download route as well, but thanks for that memory tip, sounds like the problem I had.

                                    Cheers
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                                      • On video 9, so far, plenty of good stuff in here, there support however is cracking, you literally get a response in 30 minutes or less, and it appears to actually be them doing the support , not somebody who has no clue about the product, quite refreshing.
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                                          • Originally Posted by jj88 View Post

                                            I have not bought it...yet. But did he mentioned how much he spent on Adwords to generate $500k?
                                            Hi Jerry,

                                            Nope, but he does give you an idea of the margins he works on for him to be bothered promoting something, so you can do the approximate maths.

                                            Anyone buy Alex Goad's Affiliate Payload? Can share your assessment here?

                                            Jerry
                                            There's a post about Affiliate Payload already on the forum, some good feedback in there.
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                                          • Profile picture of the author gronstone
                                            I purchased Affiliate Payload. One of the better products I've purchased. Very thorough. My only issue is using PPC to generate traffic as I'm just not a big fan of PPC. Seems to me like the only one(s) getting rich is Google. Having said that, his info and sources of CPAs (Cost per Action) is outstanding! I would gladly pay just for that.
                                            On Affiliate Blueprint, even if he really did Gross (Not profit) $500K, he would have spent $3-400K to generate that and I doubt he grossed $500K anyway using his methods.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Stratplayer1
                            Originally Posted by jordanwarrior View Post

                            Why does anyone even bother to write about this stuff? You all know what it's about. You all know basically what's it's going to say. You all have bought about a gazillion of these things. The only thing that should be writen about is how well you can sell it to some person who doesn't have a clue about IM.
                            As far as ClickBank earnings go. Inserting a chunk of javascript and some numbers is the easiest thing in the world. If he would be making that kind of money, you sure as hades wouildn't be getting hold of the secrets. Ex, don't you guard your money making sites, tips, keywords, etc with your life? I bet you do.
                            Commission Blueprint is yet just another product aimed at newbies or lazy people.
                            That's it period, dot, end of story.
                            Hi FYI; you obviously know very little about the product. For some of you, you have to actually purchase the product to be given the answers to your questions. To find out about his Adspend is answered in the product. I know what he spends because I purchased it.

                            You may be getting way ahead of yourself. It is a great product, it does deliver and it has some great stuff for everyone at every stage of Marketing development. I can tell you that even though that is the case; he is not giving out some of his best secrets. I for one will make a lot of money giving this information out because it is essential to one's success. Then again you have to be in the know, to be aware what he did leave out. I think I will call it "Commission Blueprint Video 11b is Flawed! But I have the answer!
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                            • after reading this long review, i would like to see some concrete proof that this thing really helps and bear results
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                            • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
                              Originally Posted by Stratplayer1 View Post

                              ...he is not giving out some of his best secrets. I for one will make a lot of money giving this information out because it is essential to one's success. Then again you have to be in the know, to be aware what he did leave out. I think I will call it "Commission Blueprint Video 11b is Flawed! But I have the answer!
                              Hi Stratplayer1

                              Just found out my friend has bought this, and he wants my input on a few things...and caught your reply above...could you explain what you mean in your quote above? Or is it really top secret...

                              Cheers,

                              Jordan
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                • Profile picture of the author Chris_King
                  Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

                  I'm on a couple of JV's and the first thing they do is give a free copy to review and promote. And I do. I'm not peeved at him. I'm miffed at those that make it seem like all affiliates are scammers.
                  Umm....if you were in on this JV, you would have been able to see the product early. No one gives out a review copy to all their affiliates. That's just crazy. But if you are a JV partner, well...
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                  • Profile picture of the author roley
                    Sounds like a big crock of crap to me.

                    It always seem every 3 to 4 weeks the dayjobkiller guys are pushing some new product which is almost identical to their previous products..

                    Same stuff, different package

                    yada yada yada...
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                    • Profile picture of the author martinp
                      Originally Posted by roley View Post

                      Sounds like a big crock of crap to me.

                      It always seem every 3 to 4 weeks the dayjobkiller guys are pushing some new product which is almost identical to their previous products..

                      Same stuff, different package

                      yada yada yada...
                      Sounds like ... Does that mean you've read it then? Obviously not, seeing as you don't even know whose product it is - these aren't the dayjobkiller guys. This isn't the same stuff, and if you looked at the reviews of those who actually bought and read it you'd see that most people actually learnt something from it.
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                      • Profile picture of the author martinp
                        For those who are asking about adspend - maybe I’m wrong here but I think these guys are expecting us to spend in the region of $500 - 800 a day. Now I haven’t finished watching the vids myself, but from what I’ve seen, you pick 4-6 products, look for approx. 500 clicks per product per day, and pay 20-30c per click. They don’t mention an adspend number of course, I’m just surmising from what I’ve seen.

                        Also if you look at the daily statistics screenshot on their sales page – the number of visits ranges from between 1000 and 2000. If they’re paying approx. 30c per click then you can see for yourself what kind of adspend you might have.

                        Not that I have any problem spending money to make money, but for those that the product is aimed at (primarily newbies to intermediate) it’ll be a slow process building your earnings up in the beginning.

                        Having said that though, I'm looking forward to trying out PPC properly. I've done it in the past but unfortunately hadn't the patience to start small, however I think what I've learnt from Commission Blueprint will be very useful, and now that I can afford a slightly bigger adspend the sky's the limit.
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                        • Originally Posted by martinp View Post

                          For those who are asking about adspend - maybe I’m wrong here but I think these guys are expecting us to spend in the region of $500 - 800 a day. Now I haven’t finished watching the vids myself, but from what I’ve seen, you pick 4-6 products, look for approx. 500 clicks per product per day, and pay 20-30c per click. They don’t mention an adspend number of course, I’m just surmising from what I’ve seen.

                          Also if you look at the daily statistics screenshot on their sales page – the number of visits ranges from between 1000 and 2000. If they’re paying approx. 30c per click then you can see for yourself what kind of adspend you might have.

                          Not that I have any problem spending money to make money, but for those that the product is aimed at (primarily newbies to intermediate) it’ll be a slow process building your earnings up in the beginning.

                          Having said that though, I'm looking forward to trying out PPC properly. I've done it in the past but unfortunately hadn't the patience to start small, however I think what I've learnt from Commission Blueprint will be very useful, and now that I can afford a slightly bigger adspend the sky's the limit.
                          Your on the right tracks, but I have spent the entire day looking at this product, so I have it pretty clear.

                          1) You don't need to actually run 4-6 at the same time, I would say that's for when you're more familiar with the process and you're already generating a ROI from your existing campaigns/winners.

                          I think your right, that perhaps that should have been made clearer, but the comment about running multiple product tests concurrently was quite off the cuff, and would be for those already 100% on the ball with the system and have it down pat. I think as you say this has been aimed between beginners and intermidiates and there's no way they believe your average newbie could manage 6 different product tests , campaigns and all the testing that entails , all at the same time before they had the process down pat.

                          2) Re the amounts, in later videos they say they prefer $500 a day spend, so you don't ditch a winner due to not giving it a full chance, but when they started out they used as little as $150 a day to test the waters, and I strongly suggest newbies do something similar.

                          Also remember you may crash and burn somewhat but you will make some sales, if you've chosen a decent product with a safe gravity, you can be pretty assured that as you have done a lot of work on your keywords list your going to make some sales to recoup your PPC investment , you won't lose your shirt, just perhaps 1 sock..

                          My advice for what it's worth would be take the process, apply it to a singular campaign, really get laser focussed and have the entire system down pat, limit your dailly spend to $200, and tweak , tweak , tweak, test, split test, follow the guidelines.

                          At least that's my advice to newbies, more advanced PPC'ers should be able to slide straight into this and improve the ROI just by watching the videos. You may even find you don't even need to touch your landing pages.
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                          • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
                            This product is not for 100% newbies - it is for the next stage.

                            If you already use PPC and you have a site up and you are an affiliate marketer but you don't know how to find a winner, or anything about scale then this will fill in some gaps.

                            It is a middle product that will shoe you a few methods you don't already know and how to use a few tools you need to use like speed ppc and adwords editor.

                            You will need to invest hours learning and applying the ideas discussed and you will need to wrap your head around investing a lot more dollars into your advertising budget to get a lot more out.

                            These guys are spending thousands per day to generate thousands per day.

                            It is too basic for advanced marketers because they do not discuss advanced techniques such as non-clickbank, llist building, network advertising or big back end etc...
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                  • Well, some six hours later I'm done. Bottom line, I think it's very solid, cohesive program.

                    It's been professionally produced and I think they overdeliver.

                    Looking at their forum, it's interesting to see the kind of people who have purchased, a lot of newbies, poeple who have barely made a penny online, for those people I think this will be genius, it's very clearly laid out, you can follow each video and simply mirror what they have already done, I can see how this will appeal to newcomers to IM, although some of the detail they go into in calculating which keywords they would use will be quite complicated for complete newbies to PPC, the variety of tools, they are using, the spreadsheets etc, it's relatively simple if you've been there, done that but if not it may stump some people.

                    Although it's going to aid newbies to IM the most, I think there's plenty of good information in there for intermidiates as well, I make a decent profit from Adwords and I certainly picked up some nice tips and tricks today. I found a couple of techniques invaluable actually, I'm convinced they are going to help me create a bigger ROI.

                    Where it won't be much use is to the very advanced PPC crowd, if your doing a couple of hundred grand a year on PPC, I'm pretty sure you're going to know most everything in this product, there's nothing mind boggling in it, just good common sense solid techinques, I knew a great deal of it, but it really helped to focus on things a PPC'er should be doing on a regular basis.

                    All in all , I give it a big thumbs up, out of all the PPC- landing page - Clickbank type products doing the rounds, this has been about the best I've seen to date.

                    I would say buy it if you could really do with focussing on this area of your business, landing pages, squeeze pages, backend AR based sales, PPC campaign testing, etc etc.

                    It doesn't try to be all things to all people and that's probably a good thing, it does what it does pretty well IMO.

                    No complaints here, solid, simple to apply product that's been professionally produced.

                    My 2 cents..
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              • Profile picture of the author star007
                Jeremy,
                I agree. Since with most programs anyone can sign up as an affiliate, giving away the product would be the same throwing away the profits. Although I think that a teaser video would be appropriate and often works very well for stimulating interest and sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author matthewd
      Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

      Personally any program that doesn't give its affiliates a review copy (most do) is not one I want to try and sell. or buy.
      Where is this coming from? I got access to review before launch.
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      • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
        matthewd. I sent him an emails asking and he told me they aren't giving any more out to affiliates due to them posting the links on forums....Still, I don't like being painted with such a broad brush y'know?
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        • Profile picture of the author SarahMcHarry
          Sarah I'm still on the fence about purchasing so any further details will be appreciated. Anybody that has actually applied the principles and has some results good or bad.
          David,

          I've just finished watching the videos and looking at some of the resources that they recommend. What they say is to chose 4-6 products, based on their selection criteria, and then promote them via PPC according to the Adwords strategy they teach. The idea is that one or two products will be winners and then you tweak the campaigns to scale them into ultra profitability.

          I've used Adwords a lot in other contexts and the strategy they teach seems reasonable. I have in mind some products to start on and I'll post again when I've anything to report.

          Sarah
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          • Profile picture of the author David Neale
            Thanks Sarah, I have purchased based on Simons opinion.

            I've just finished video 7 and I have to say I am very, very impressed.

            They are offering a well presented system rather than just information, videos are well done and very well presented.

            This has the feel of a much more expensive program, it could easily have been offered for a LOT more money and pushed by the big Guru List Marketers.

            $97 is a steal.

            $67 for their monthly membership.... I will have to wait and see

            It is NOT for the person starting with little or no budget. I think you need at least $2-$3,000 to impliment this business model so if your just starting out and money is an issue you need to look elsewhere. Programs that are designed to get you free traffic and build much more slowly. AdSense sites, Content Marketing, Blogs etc.

            Originally Posted by SarahMcHarry View Post

            David,

            I've just finished watching the videos and looking at some of the resources that they recommend. What they say is to chose 4-6 products, based on their selection criteria, and then promote them via PPC according to the Adwords strategy they teach. The idea is that one or two products will be winners and then you tweak the campaigns to scale them into ultra profitability.

            I've used Adwords a lot in other contexts and the strategy they teach seems reasonable. I have in mind some products to start on and I'll post again when I've anything to report.

            Sarah
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            • Profile picture of the author Mikita
              I purchased this product the other day and I can tell you that it's not exactly for an Adwords newbie. In fact, Steve , the narrator/publisher, indicates as much throughout the training videos.

              I consider myself just slightly above a newbie when it comes to Adwords as I've ran several campaigns in the past. However, around Video #9 (Managing Your Campaign), I was completely lost. Had to watch it a couple of times to try and understand the concept.

              Steve does go into detail how you can use both paid and free tools to develop your campaigns, but I suggest that whoever buys this product does so with a few bucks to spend on the resources.

              The actual delivery of the content is nothing special, but the layout is very friendly and the templates that are provided are very helpful.

              If new to the Adwords game, I suggest you purchase another product and/or go online and see if you can't find some free tutorials on Adwords first.
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            • Originally Posted by David Neale View Post

              Thanks Sarah, I have purchased based on Simons opinion.

              I've just finished video 7 and I have to say I am very, very impressed..
              Glad you took the plunge, knew you would like it. I tend to agree, I've seen vastly more expensive products deliver less real world usable information in this step by step type style.

              I'm trying it on much less than $2k, because :

              a) You can just trial 1 campaign at a time not 4-5, get 1 working then use that to fund the rest of the tests.

              b) He states $500 per day but that's budget limit, not what your daily clicks may end up costing, it's purely there to tell Google your serious, they do say you could start at $150-$200 a day if you're feeling wary.Infact that's what they did in the early days.

              By the way, not sure if you got the e-mail from them, but they are releasing new material shortly which will focuss on how to create some seed money via organic techniques, apparently it's all going to be free, I like the price tag at least.

              Should be interesting, all in all, I'm absolutely happy with this purchase, think that's pretty rare.

              I would advise total newbies to suss basic adwords techniques out to use in conjunction with this, tip, Googles own guide is hugely underated frankly, and it's free.
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            • Originally Posted by David Neale View Post

              $67 for their monthly membership.... I will have to wait and see
              Yeah, I'm still waiting on this one, they set the bar pretty high, but I am presuming it will quality over quantity.

              If they can produce one quality video with resources once a month which adds some skill or technique to the arsenal, I'll be happy for $67.

              Personally I'm no fan of these systems that add dozens of new things to deal with each month, just give me something very usable, and make it time efficent to implement and I'll stay a member.
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              • Profile picture of the author rmoore
                I'm making a couple thousand a month thanks to Jack Humphrey and ASC, but could never get the whole PPC thing down. It has bugged the heck out of me, since I now this is the fastest way to reach 10,000+ per month.

                I have purchased and digested almost every PPC affiliate book offered over the past two years. Commission Blueprint is the first time I feel 100% confident that I will create a campaign that is highly profitable. The video on adjusting bids to increase profitablility was worth the price of the entire course.

                AFF144 by Andre Chaperon of marketingbully was another really solid course that just came out. His stuff is very solid!

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                  • Profile picture of the author SarahMcHarry
                    some of us are not good in writing which we need even a short pre-sale for a squeeze page. A lot of traffic = cost goes up, if there is no conversion to sales.

                    did comm blueprint teach how to do a good squeeze page to get subscribers?
                    jj88,

                    They supply templates for both a sales page and a squeeze page and both look very good.

                    I'm rubbish at writing sales copy but I have easily adapted their example text for an acne(!) product to sell something in a completely different niche. I'm hoping to get a PPC campaign on this ready over the weekend.

                    It is NOT for the person starting with little or no budget. I think you need at least $2-$3,000 to impliment this business model so if your just starting out and money is an issue you need to look elsewhere.
                    David,

                    I don't think you need this much money to get started. I think you could start cautiously with about $200 and, if successful, plough profits back in. They talk in the course of 'investing' $500 in a campaign. The chances are that you would make some sales even if you didn't make any profit so you probably wouldn't have to write all of that off.

                    I think cash-flow is more of a problem because you have to wait so long for Clickbank to pay you. :-(

                    Sarah
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                      • There are numerous thread about Stomper net on the forum however. I would run a search, there is no correlation between Stompernet and WA at all.
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                      • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
                        Hi

                        I have been in Internet Marketing (IM) seriously for 2 years while trying to keep my own herbal business going too; I have not made much money from IM (yet). As often the case, I have been diverted by every new offering out there... Anyway, point is I have learned tons of stuff, which I love doing, but have yet to get it to click into place.

                        However, Commission Blueprint (CBlue) has moved me firmly in that direction.

                        I realize I like a decent course (rather than a single ebook), preferably with vids plus documentation, which gives me a good overview of a method of using IM to make money. (Eg I liked Blog Classroom a lot as far as 'how exactly to use Wordpress.' Though it is expensive, and it doesn't actually get you to the point of making money.)

                        As I've indicated, I am satisfied with CBlue. In fact, I am more than satisfied.

                        To summarize, I would say:

                        - It's not for experts. Probably nothing new for them.
                        - It's not a complete system for newbies - some pieces of the puzzle are skated over. Though it would give them a very good start.
                        - They have given a method with minimal need to purchase additional time-saving software, having regard to the very limited budget of some.

                        The whole thing is about:
                        1. How to choose affiliate products to promote which are more likely to give success
                        2. The basics of creating a site to pre-sell those products
                        3. Some useful info on how to create an Adwords campaign; but, more importantly, how to actively manage that campaign. This involves:
                        a. Assessing your 3-4 (say) Clickbank projects, to identify the winner and reject the losers
                        b. Losing the loss-making Adwords ads and adding more which might be successful
                        c. Ramping up your spend as cash flow allows) to increase your return
                        d. Monitoring the new, added, Adwords ads and again eliminating the unprofitable ones semi-automatically.

                        Once a successful Adwords campaign (ie one earning money daily) is set up, the monitoring can be cut back to weekly, then maybe monthly to check all is still ok.

                        Those are the 3 main steps. Not rocket science to some of you - but the information they give on each step has provided a good overview for me, plus filled in a number of details which have been very informative and which will make me money.

                        SHORTCOMINGS
                        Maybe unfair to call them shortcomings - let's say observations of where I needed additional input, or where someone else might.

                        1. There is talk of creating a 'landing page'. They even give you a couple of 'proven' landing pages for you to borrow, change, and use. However, you then (to please Google) have to create a mini-site attached to the landing page to pass Google's 'quality' test. This fact is mentioned but should have been emphasised more. 'Landing page' is mentioned often; '5-10 page site' is not, really.
                        To me, who can put up a 5 page site fairly easily it's fine; to someone who is not used to this, I could see them wandering off to Front Page, Dreamweaver or NVU (heaven forbid) and getting lost. (I find it easiest with XSite Pro.)
                        Summary: you need to be comfortable with creating a mini-site to use this method. This also adds time to getting to 'Go'.

                        2. Adwords: Though I have used Adsense, I have not personally run an Adwords campaign. That is a chunk of the puzzle that needs learning. No criticism of CBlue for this: it does not profess to be an Adwords tutorial, but it's something - obvious in hindsight - which suddenly hit me when I got to that bit of the process. I recommend going off to do Google's own training on Adwords as an essential part of learning this bit. More time - factor in a number of hours getting on top of this stuff. CBlue emphasises that Adwords Editor - free from Google - is essential to learn to use to save time; also that it is not easy to learn. So more time needed on this part of the Adwords learning.

                        3. Tracking: Tracking every click of your Adwords ads is an important part of the CBlue method; however, this is something which is mentioned briefly in the videos, but tripped many people up (as evidenced by forum posts). HOWEVER - A forum member has produced an excellent 'idiot's guide' which walks you through the simple php etc needed, where a character out of place blows the whole thing. So - you need to learn this stuff too and apply it. Sorry - more time!

                        SUMMARY
                        In summary, I am delighted with it. First - it's only £50 or so ($97). Have I picked up stuff which will earn me that amount? Oh yes.

                        Do you have to do 'your own learning'? Yes - but I enjoy that anyway. However, I know many people will just not follow through and do all that is need to make this work. That's life.

                        I suppose the word 'Blueprint' in the title is overstating the case a bit; but then if they explained every single step of the process it would be 50 videos rather than 14, so I forgive them.

                        TIPS
                        If you are like me: you know a fair bit of stuff but you would like a good framework, with solid videos, excellent backup printed material (eg a Word document with the words from every slide on it - excellent quick reference), and a very good forum (with frequent input from one of the authors), then this is for you and here are my tips:

                        1. Choosing keywords - It seems to me that Nichebot is quick and not expensive.
                        2. Identifying Clickbank winners - Affiliate Elite helps a lot.
                        3. Creating Adwords ads - Affiliate Elite again - gosh that' good market information.
                        4. Copy for Adwords ads - Adwords Miracle - this guy is good at writing Adwords ads. I use his suggestions.

                        These tools cost money, of course. Others have, no doubt, commented on some of these offerings elsewhere in the formum, so maybe check out other comments.

                        FINAL WORD
                        For me this is a great product; it's low cost (I have no intention currently of joining the monthly thing they offer), with well produced vids and good documentary backup; the forum is very informative; the forum has a good community feel. I am using it now, and I feel strongly that my 2-year apprenticeship in IM is about to bear fruit.

                        (OK - maybe I've felt that before - but not so strongly - ok?)

                        Hope this assessment is helpful to some other members.

                        Malc :-)
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                          • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
                            Hi jj88

                            Affiliate Elite is s subscription based service. $4.95 for a trial month then $40 a month. You download and install a client, and it queries through their servers. It's possibilities for affiliates using Clickbank and Adwords seem to me to be mind blowing. Take 10 minutes to check it out and watch the demo videos. If you are using these two methods you will not be wasting your time. For $4.95 - play for a month.

                            Niche: Interesting. I did not realize this was such a big problem for many affiliates.

                            My plan would be to identify a method to test many niches as fast as possible, then run with those that pass the test. I believe ComBlue helps here.

                            I am currently working through my8 system (ComBllue based) the first time. Once I have got used to it and refined it - and added tools to speed things up, I believe I will be testing niches in a jiffy, and letting the market tell me which ones fly.

                            By the way, I am leaning more towards Adwords' Miracle's 'Test a Clickbank product in a niche for a $5 spend', rather than CommBlue's - 'Test a Clickbank product in a niche for $250 spend'. Though I think $5 may be a little mean :-)

                            Another tools CommBlue recommends is Ad Grenade. Wow! Populate Adwords Editor with your keywords, and with tracking codes in a heartbeat. Looks stunning to me.

                            NICHE: By the way, as to finding a niche, try reframing that; not

                            - Find a niche which is profitable, but
                            - Find the keywords/phrases for a niche which no-one is bidding on yet - or which are cheap.

                            Cheers

                            Malc
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                            • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
                              PS jj88 - yes, Affiliate Elite does have a forum. Haven't used it extensively, but it is good from what I have seen. I also put in a ticket to support and got a reply within an hour or so.
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                                • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
                                  Hi

                                  My take is: How many people do you really think find tools like this; subscribe to them; actually use them; and keep the whole thing up consistently? And in the same niches as you? With the intelligence and determination you have? ;-)

                                  Not many.

                                  There's plenty out there for everyone who sticks to a system and gets it working. Once it is working, tools like this leverage your efforts.

                                  $40 expensive? How about thinking of it in terms of doubling or trebling your daily profits?

                                  If it doesn't then ditch it. Remember, you have a month to find out how it works for just $5. If you can't see it doubling your profits by then, cancel your subscription until your system is developed enough that you can. Then you can resubscribe.

                                  (You could even use a different email address to get the $5 trial again.....) :-) I don't suppose author Brad Callen would mind you taking a second trial if he thought he might get a long term customer out of it. Don't say I said so though.)

                                  Anyway, what's your alternative plan for getting rich? If you've got one, do share. :-)

                                  But then I have spent probably $2000 in 2 years on software and ebooks. I see it as education. I take the point that if you haven't got it you can't spend it; but $5 is not a lot to invest.

                                  Good luck.

                                  Malc
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                        • Profile picture of the author David Allison
                          Reply to Malc,

                          Thank for the overview. I bought the program, but as you, I get easily sidetracked when a newer and improved version pops up, which seems almost daily. I have just barely scratched the surface of the info.

                          It seems that you think it is worthwhile though. I will give it another look
                          (unless another "can't lose" product gets to me first :-).

                          A program I have learned lots from and feel that I am going to finally break the ice with is Golden Thread. I think it is sold out, but I am finally getting to the point that some things are happening.

                          Thanks for your comments,
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                    • Profile picture of the author Steid
                      Hey Sarah--I have been folowing your posts on Commission Blueprint. Have you actually put up any sales pages yet with any results good or bad? If so, I would like to see your page.
                      Steid
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                  • Profile picture of the author markmcgimpsey
                    Guys and Gals.

                    While there certainly is good information in this course,
                    the basic approach is to create a character that will
                    relate to the customer in order to convince the customer
                    to click through to your affiliate link.

                    Am I the only one to question that if you do this with a
                    stock photograph and pretend to be someone you are not,
                    then you may be committing a criminal offence of deception?

                    i.e. recklessly or negligently obtaining an advantage by deception
                    - the clicking through of a customer to a link where you earn
                    commissions by deceiving the customer that you (now a fictious
                    character) used this product and it cured you, or did A/B/C?

                    Most law is similar and applies to the Internet. Here is the English
                    UK legal position. Do you really want to make inaccurate statements
                    online when someone can go to Whois.net and find out who you are?

                    (You'll have to add the http : // onto this link)

                    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception_offences

                    Too close to the wind for me my friends. I'd make sure the story
                    was a genuine result of a real person's experience if I were you.

                    Am I wrong? Am I way off line here?
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                    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
                      Originally Posted by markmcgimpsey View Post

                      Guys and Gals.

                      While there certainly is good information in this course,
                      the basic approach is to create a character that will
                      relate to the customer in order to convince the customer
                      to click through to your affiliate link.

                      Am I the only one to question that if you do this with a
                      stock photograph and pretend to be someone you are not,
                      then you may be committing a criminal offence of deception?

                      i.e. recklessly or negligently obtaining an advantage by deception
                      - the clicking through of a customer to a link where you earn
                      commissions by deceiving the customer that you (now a fictious
                      character) used this product and it cured you, or did A/B/C?

                      Most law is similar and applies to the Internet. Here is the English
                      UK legal position. Do you really want to make inaccurate statements
                      online when someone can go to Whois.net and find out who you are?

                      (You'll have to add the http : // onto this link)

                      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception_offences

                      Too close to the wind for me my friends. I'd make sure the story
                      was a genuine result of a real person's experience if I were you.

                      Am I wrong? Am I way off line here?

                      I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but I believe that simply giving yourself a different name is not illegal. People do it all the time...

                      I believe what WOULD be a big problem is if you claim to be some sort of expert to sell a particular product, such as claiming to be a doctor or lawyer, or CPA, etc. to sell related produts.

                      There is a well known internet marketer by the name of Michael Green who has used that name (which is not his real name) and a stock image for years, simply because where he lives, he's involved in local politics, so he wanted to keep them separate.

                      At the end of the day, you should do what you feel comfortable doing.

                      Mike

                      Nothing wrong with that...
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                      • Profile picture of the author markmcgimpsey
                        Hi Mike.

                        Fair enough if you writing a book or simply wish to keep your identity
                        out of the public view for an ethical reason,

                        but,

                        if this person put up a web page pretending to be a female in her twenties
                        who had used a weight loss product in order to obtain commissions, then in my view that is a deception.

                        (Short quotes from Wikipedia.org)
                        "A deception will be deliberate when the defendant knows that what he represents as true is untrue."

                        "Most deceptions will relate to actual or supposed facts, or to an existing state of affairs, but this must be distinguished from a false statement of opinion which, no matter how persuasive, is not a deception. The situations included are where the defendant represents that counterfeited goods are the genuine items, or misrepresents his or her identity (e.g. R v Barnard (1837) 7 CP. 784 where the defendant represented that he was a student to an Oxford bookshop to qualify for their scheme of discounting books to students)"

                        This is what a judge and jury are going to be basing their decision on at least here in the UK. I really wouldn't consider my chances as being very good at trying to convince them my motive wasn't trying to obtain greater sales by engaging in a deception. I think this parallels the above stated case very closely.

                        Besides, nor do I want the thousands in expenses to try and defend my point in court.

                        I love to see a solicitor/attorney jump into this thread and give an opinion without prejustice.
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                    • Profile picture of the author akaelo
                      You know, I bought this and went through the process up to the point where I was supposed to create this "story." At that point I felt sort of ripped off, because, like you, I am aware of the fact that it's false advertising and it's illegal as far as I know, not to mention unethical. Now, if you don't care about the ethics, and just want to protect yourself legally, I suppose you could use the method the guy from Doubling Stocks uses: in the Disclaimer pop up, simply mention that the testimonial is "faux" and that you are not really who you said you were in the sales letter!

                      I was going to return Comission Blueprint for this reason, but with a 4 month old baby around, time got away from me and my 60 days passed before I had the chance.
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                    • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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                      Originally Posted by markmcgimpsey View Post

                      Guys and Gals.

                      While there certainly is good information in this course,
                      the basic approach is to create a character that will
                      relate to the customer in order to convince the customer
                      to click through to your affiliate link.

                      Am I the only one to question that if you do this with a
                      stock photograph and pretend to be someone you are not,
                      then you may be committing a criminal offence of deception?

                      i.e. recklessly or negligently obtaining an advantage by deception
                      - the clicking through of a customer to a link where you earn
                      commissions by deceiving the customer that you (now a fictious
                      character) used this product and it cured you, or did A/B/C?

                      Most law is similar and applies to the Internet. Here is the English
                      UK legal position. Do you really want to make inaccurate statements
                      online when someone can go to Whois.net and find out who you are?

                      (You'll have to add the http : // onto this link)

                      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception_offences

                      Too close to the wind for me my friends. I'd make sure the story
                      was a genuine result of a real person's experience if I were you.

                      Am I wrong? Am I way off line here?
                      You are right on the money with this. I bought Commission Blueprint and I'm currently reviewing it on my site and this is the biggest problem I have with it. They are basically advocating "misrepresentation" - they are saying put up a lot of bogus "review" sites with bogus photos, bogus names and shonky testimonials.
                      The other HUGE problem I have with it is that I can't find one decent Clickwank product using their suggested criteria of $30 payout and 100+ gravity I've found exactly 24 products that qualify - including "TV on your PC" (banned by Adwords), "Water 4 Gas (say no more, "Penis Enlargement" (does size matter?) and similar stuff.
                      The videos are technically so-so, there are a lot of audio distortions. The delivery and the content is interesting at times. But I don't think Steve Clayton is the "expert" he's cracked up to be. His knowledge of SEO, for instance, leaves a lot to be desired. Is it worth the price? Nope. There's quite a long thread on my site. I'm new here. Love it. Wish I'd found you sooner. à bientôt.
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                      • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
                        Hmm...bogus review sites, that's not good.

                        Is there not a middle ground where you review the Clickbank product yourself and develop a decent review based on your own info + use of the product, or does their recommended landing page template design go well beyond that?

                        Jeff
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                        • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
                          Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

                          Hmm...bogus review sites, that's not good.

                          Is there not a middle ground where you review the Clickbank product yourself and develop a decent review based on your own info + use of the product, or does their recommended landing page template design go well beyond that?

                          Jeff
                          Hi Jeff,

                          Templates are only templates. You can pretty much do whatever you want.

                          I think part of the problem I see from some of the posts is there is still an expectation of some mystical secret to be revealed, or that this will be some push button money maker.

                          It IS basic info for many people, but it doesn't mean it's not useful. I had my assistant go through the course, learn it (and he is someone that until Sept. '08 never even HEARD of Adwords or Internet Marketing...) and apply it to a test campaign.

                          He did.

                          Let me just ask - would you spend $10 to gross $150?

                          That's what we did in sales in a week (after setting up the Adwords, tweaking the ads and landing pages, brought up the quality score and reduced the costs per click...about a month).

                          I made a video showing the results:

                          Adwords Campaign Results After Commission Blueprint

                          *Note: The end of the video redirects to an affiliate link. Feel free to ignore it. My intention is not to make sales from the forum, but instead to show some results achieved by a total newbie who took action, followed the basics taught in the course and saw some success in a short period of time.

                          Bottom line - I agree it's not ground breaking in the big picture sense, but it IS good, solid info. I can't say I agree with blatantly using false testimonials (which I don't really recall them saying to do, but my memory isn't what it once was) but aside from that, I found it to be well worth the money.

                          And yes - I DID pay for this

                          Mike
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                    • Profile picture of the author jasdon
                      Originally Posted by markmcgimpsey View Post

                      Guys and Gals.

                      While there certainly is good information in this course,
                      the basic approach is to create a character that will
                      relate to the customer in order to convince the customer
                      to click through to your affiliate link.

                      Am I the only one to question that if you do this with a
                      stock photograph and pretend to be someone you are not,
                      then you may be committing a criminal offence of deception?

                      i.e. recklessly or negligently obtaining an advantage by deception
                      - the clicking through of a customer to a link where you earn
                      commissions by deceiving the customer that you (now a fictious
                      character) used this product and it cured you, or did A/B/C?

                      Most law is similar and applies to the Internet. Here is the English
                      UK legal position. Do you really want to make inaccurate statements
                      online when someone can go to Whois.net and find out who you are?

                      (You'll have to add the http : // onto this link)

                      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception_offences

                      Too close to the wind for me my friends. I'd make sure the story
                      was a genuine result of a real person's experience if I were you.

                      Am I wrong? Am I way off line here?
                      What then, of just about every advertisement you've ever seen? Most of which use actors to extoll the virtues of this product or that service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Longie
    I bought it today as well, will keep you in the loop. The CB numbers do seem incredible.

    All the best

    Neil
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    • Originally Posted by Longie View Post

      I bought it today as well, will keep you in the loop. The CB numbers do seem incredible.

      All the best

      Neil
      I don't quite get why everybody is getting hung up on those numbers without knowing the spend. Hell in 30 days time I could show a CB account showing 10x those numbers, they would be absolutely real but they wouldn't mean I was making any money if I spent more in PPC than the revenue I made from the sales.

      Not that I think these guys are playing loose and wild with the numbers , I'm just making the point the numbers are not that incredible, as it's based PPC predominantly, now if they were saying those numbers from organic, SEO, Bum marketing etc, then yeah that would be incredible, but via PPC its' all down to the ad spend in principle.
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      • Profile picture of the author Noel2010
        Thanks for that review.
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          • Profile picture of the author Adeel_Chowdhry
            Great job on the review.

            You've sold it to me...now i'm off to buy!

            Regards
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            • Originally Posted by Adeel_Chowdhry View Post

              Great job on the review.

              You've sold it to me...now i'm off to buy!

              Regards
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              I really should start splattering affiliate links everywhere :-)

              But then I like not selling IM products, allows me to be objective.
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        • Originally Posted by Noel2010 View Post

          Thanks for that review.
          No problem.

          I do actually have a really lengthy piece I cobbled together on each of the videos, I was going to post it but it's pretty messy and probably about 3 pages long so I figured just go with the summary.

          It solid, it's going to help out those beginners trying to make a few thousand a month and there's solid stuff in there for the intermidiates like myself, I can't see what anybody would have to complain about and they now have a forum as well you can ask them questions on.

          Their support has also been top notch , rapid and direct from the horses mouth.

          If this was selling for hundreds of bucks I would be much more reserved but at the price they are selling it for, I mean, seriously it's good value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derekis
    Judging from all the various comments, Commission Blueprints seems more suited for the intermediate marketer than the newbie.

    Ami right to say it is more focused on PPC to generate traffic => Review/Opt-In => Affilate Product.

    So is it worth the $97 to buy and learn the knowledge within?

    Please advise.

    Many thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    The revival of this thread has pushed me to blow the digital dust off CB and get through the videos again. I'm currently suffering from serious overload. Paid, downloaded, put it in a file, watched & read some, then poof, off to the next project...

    Thanks for the great reviews and the kick in the right direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwconsulting
    Just curious, how does the info in commission blueprint, compare to other adwords products, such as Chris McNeeneys Adwords Miracle?
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  • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
    Hmm, I haven't read all the posts here neither have I brought the product in mind.

    That being said I don't like jack of all trade products in which you have to master 2+ things. It's hard enough mastering (or even just not going broke) PPC let alone affiliate/direct marketing and putting it all together.

    I go to the pro's for each part of my business plan and usually replicate or learn what I can instead of thinking 20% of PPC knowledge and 80% of affiliate marketing = 100%. It doesn't!

    I bet Commission Blueprint is AMAZING, just not for me.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sergiel
      Hi there, Im just getting into IM after being out of the game for a couple years. I never did have much experience with Adwords, as most of my income came from Adsense.

      So far I've read Google Money Pro 2 and looking for some more good info before I start designing my sites and diving in.

      I am currently a full time student with a very limited budget. I am starting out with approx $100 in adwords budget and looking to build it up very slowly. In your opinion is this system beyond my budget? For those of you who have been using Com Blueprint, have you had any concrete results.

      I am also considering Google Nemesis, any feedback on that system?

      Thanks in advance, any help would be great.

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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Chua
    Sergiel, i have used Google Nemesis for about a month. Basically it is an online software for creating review pages. It is hosted on owner's server. Btw, you need to provide your own CB login id and pw in order to pull data from your CB account using the software.

    The software is quite easy to use but the quality of the review page will depend on what content you put on it. I also find modifying the review page a bit restrictive and troublesome. There isn't a lot of control there.

    I think the software will also track the click through rate and keywords. I can't really remember as I have stopped using it now. I still prefer to host my own review page which i can modify freely.

    In term of review page, I think Comm Blue provide better quality review templates. As for the training, can't comment now cos I have not finish them yet. Still at the initial stage.

    But if I must choose either one, I probably pick Comm Blue.

    Actually, the best place to learn Adwords is still the Learning Center provided by Google.

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  • Profile picture of the author Geodesic
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    Thanks everyone for saving me some pocket change.

    If PPC is your bag Perry Marshal is still my pick for training.
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    • Profile picture of the author econos
      I understand from another thread in this forum that Commission BluePrint and PPC Classroom 2.0 more or less deal and teach the same techniques.

      Has anybody here bought and studied both? Can I have your comparison please (in the sense the techniques taught by Commission BluePrint and PPC Classroom 2.0)?

      One of my known sources had bought Commission BluePrint and tried it on two products. So far he had spent around $900 in PPC during the last 25 days, but no success.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastcart12
    I'm thinking of buying this.Any latest opinions? Looks great but SpeedPPC will cost me $500. Yikes!
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    • Profile picture of the author ldownload
      I am not yet comfortable with the PPC.

      I have tried before the Google Nemesis, but I unsubscribed already.

      Lesson learned from Google Nemesis: Review Site converts very well. Provide 2 to 3 reviews, then compare it to one another. It gives me good conversion.

      I still prefer FREE Traffic. BUT I am using the Affiliate Elite to SPY on my competitors' keywords and to know what WORDS should I optimize with my site.

      Affiliate Elite + On-page Optimization = Targeted Traffic

      Affiliate Elite is worth the price for its monthly fee.

      Now, I guess, I'll think about this Com Blueprint...but I am still afraid of PPC (a total newbie with PPC)
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      • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
        Hi

        A lot of people thinking about Commission Blueprint; or about trying PPC. One person $900 in the hole using Comm Blue method.

        Comm Blue is good - and well worth the $50. One point I disagree with is, they say consider 'spending $250 per campaign for a test'. I am sure Comm Blue would, agree; don't do this unless you can afford it; and if you can, aim for a lower spend to test. I am using the methods in Adwords Miracle to help me test much cheaper.

        I have also purchased PPC Classroom. For me, this product fills in some gaps in Comm Blue.

        Now I feel I have all I need; I will use the info from Comm Blue and PPC Classroom to design my basic approach, reducingt my 'spend per test' by utilising info in Adwords Miracle.

        That's a spend of under $150 on education (if necessary, I can cancel month 2 of the PPC Classroom.)

        Agreed that if you haven't got $150 then that is a lot of money; nevertheless, it's cheap for an education.

        If I was starting again, that's what I would do. I have purchased all 3 products and feel I have got excellent value already, and that they will help me to success.

        Comm blue has a forum included which is excellent. PPC Classroom has too, but have not tried it yet - but would expect it to be good too.

        I would suggest; dip your toe in and invest in these 3 products; IF you are going to be committed; IF you will spend time every day and/or every week UNTIL you create a successful campaign.

        Then simply repeat.

        Let's face it, this ain't rocket science. It requires you to select a method to stick with plus dedication. With success, you can add tools to speed things up - when you have profits to reinvest.

        I have gone the circuitous route trying too many things out and getting pulled off on tangents. I now think this is the approach most likely to bring results, which will then be a passive income. And these 3 products have given me the wherewithall.

        Hope this might help some still being pulled off on those tangents; or others wondering whether to invest...

        I will post my results! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Klinkert
    Malc,

    just like you I have both commblue and ppc class 2.0, I am going through Comm now and will start on classroom after that.

    So far Comm Blue has been ok, its very basic to this point, im up to video 8 or 9 i think.

    Will keep going as i get time and post a review here once ive got my staff on it
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Chua
    My impression is Comm Blue is more for intermediate and above marketers. Think PPC classroom 2 seems to fit the gap for beginner. Correct?

    stephen
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  • Profile picture of the author sylvestor
    I've been thinking about it but did not want to get blinded by all the hype. Let me know what you think after you try it out.
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    Thanks for the great content Simon!
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  • Profile picture of the author Flyingpig7
    Thanks Malcom for your great advice and comprehensive review.
    I absolutely agree that it is just one step of several for an education in making a living online. I too have Commission Blueprint, am in middle viewing the vids. Was initially cynical but so far have warmed to Steve it appears fairly thorough and solid content which is what I'm looking for.
    Any gaps (those you have already highlighted (thanks)), will be found elsewhere after all we are all adults and as such are responsible for our own education. Looking at that way we learn more & it stays with us. (I don't mean that in the sense that you have to lose loadsa money in order to get the message so please newbies don't take that the wrong way), I don't have much money either. The warrior forum is a great place for cheap but solid education so keep reading these guys here know what they are talking about, all from personal experience.

    Thanks again for a great thread I'm looking forward to watching the rest of CB videos and implementing the tips found there.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author digabot
    Question: He recommends promoting products with a gravity of 100 or higher and a payout of $30 or higher.

    If you search with these parameters with CB Engine you'll see about 20 products (several of which are "run your car on water" which you can't promote on Adwords). The rest are things like Paid Survey, Forex, Make Money Online and Weight Loss.

    How in the world is someone new to PPC going to make those campaigns profitable? How is anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author DonDavis
    1) select your product
    2) register a domain
    3) build landing page that sizzles
    4) create an opt in bonus that ties into the product to induce the optin.
    5) capture the optin and forward your prospect to the vendor's sales page.

    Here is another angle. Clickbank is full of good products with horrible sales pages. Build your own sales page for the product and then link the order button to the vendors Clickbank order page. People seriously underestimate the potential of this strategy.

    Set it up and drive traffic.

    Traffic? Well now that's another monster to slay...
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    • Profile picture of the author digabot
      Originally Posted by DonDavis View Post

      Here is another angle. Clickbank is full of good products with horrible sales pages.
      So how do you find these products. If the sales page sucks, what tells you the product is good?

      If no one is promoting and making sales, what tells you the product is good?

      Do you go and just buy an endless amount of product until to you find one to use the Clickbank Bypass method on?
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      • Profile picture of the author DonDavis
        Most of the vendors not making many sales will bend over backwards to help you promote their products. I just ask for a review copy. Present yourself to them in a professional manner and they will furnish you with one.

        Most of these guys are just lacking any real design element on their sites. You can often add or revise the sales copy and improve the flow of the site to convert some sales.

        How do you find them? Just start digging through the marketplace at CB. Look for the lower rated products. I think what many affiliates do is look for a slick sales page and that's what they promote. So these guys with a weak sales page get swept under the rug and never really see the light of day. They were doomed before they started because they didn't have the moxie to put together a nice presentation for their product.

        Also don't underestimate the power of capturing that optin for your own use. Putting together an autoresponder sequence to continue the push for the sale makes a huge difference.
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      "1) select your product
      2) register a domain
      3) build landing page that sizzles
      4) create an opt in bonus that ties into the product to induce the optin.
      5) capture the optin and forward your prospect to the vendor's sales page.

      Here is another angle. Clickbank is full of good products with horrible sales pages. Build your own sales page for the product and then link the order button to the vendors Clickbank order page. People seriously underestimate the potential of this strategy.

      Set it up and drive traffic."

      Don, have you made this particular Clickbank strategy work well for you yet? It seems to make a lot of sense to me IMO. This is how you can find those low-hanging fruits with less competition and apply some of the IM knowledge picked up to make real dollars online, I'd say.
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  • Profile picture of the author kierenm
    All I can say is that I DEFFINITELY recommend this video training course- it's a genuine blueprint even for beginners. Oh, and it works! If only I found a package like this when I was startin over 2 yrs back..
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  • Profile picture of the author digabot
    There's a lot of good info in CB but there is also a lot of "missing" content - like how to use the tools to speed up the implementation (which are key if you ask me).

    Not enough info on scaling and managing a campaign either, just some small talk about it.

    You'll need another product or two to fill in the gaps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shafiq Kamal
      What if I drive free traffic to my landing page and avoid ppc with comblue method? I'll not mind for slow success.
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  • Profile picture of the author charless61
    Do they cover only affiliate products from Clickbank only or products from other sites as well
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    • Profile picture of the author akaelo
      Originally Posted by charless61 View Post

      Do they cover only affiliate products from Clickbank only or products from other sites as well
      It only covers ClickBank product selection. Of course, you can use it with other affiliate programs, but this blueprint focuses on how to select a good ClickBank product and estimate the ROI.
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  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    Hi,

    I would be interested to know if anyone actually made any money following these strategies? We followed to the letter, invested heavily and came away with the opinion that the whole Adwords/Clickbank market is currently over priced (in the main). For example, fatloss4idiots may be a top seller, but how much marketing spend and time is invested by all the affiliates out there to get those results? Would be interested in any and all feedback. Thanks, Allen
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    • Profile picture of the author akaelo
      Originally Posted by allenjohn View Post

      Hi,

      I would be interested to know if anyone actually made any money following these strategies? We followed to the letter, invested heavily and came away with the opinion that the whole Adwords/Clickbank market is currently over priced (in the main). For example, fatloss4idiots may be a top seller, but how much marketing spend and time is invested by all the affiliates out there to get those results? Would be interested in any and all feedback. Thanks, Allen
      I came to pretty much the same conclusion before I actually invested on the PPC. When I went through the ROI worksheet, I felt that there was not enough margin for error on the majority of products that I was considering testing. Further, it would have cost me $200-$500 just to test one product (that's how much I'd need to spend to get 500 clicks, which is the reccomended number for deciding if a product can be profitable.) Given that I'd probably need to test 3-5 products to find one worth scaling, I decided that I just don't have the capital to invest in this method right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimdion
    Can I ask a question?

    Does he mention how much it cost in Google PPC to start making money.

    Most product show you their pay check and how well they are doing and when you open the box you find you need several hundreds of dollars to in google cash just to get started.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Originally Posted by kimdion View Post

      Can I ask a question?

      Does he mention how much it cost in Google PPC to start making money.

      Most product show you their pay check and how well they are doing and when you open the box you find you need several hundreds of dollars to in google cash just to get started.

      Thanks
      Yes it does give you a ball park figure; you should be ready to invest per product
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  • Profile picture of the author pcep
    Hi,

    Just wanted to add a couple comments...

    I think that CB is a quality product. It's very focused on Clickbank and Google Adwords, so you should take that into consideration. That being said, the videos and associated documentation are quite thorough. And the forum is very active, with the creator making himself very available for questions/concerns.

    As for the several comments I've read here about "deceptive" or "unethical" presentation, I have a question...we're supposed to be marketing, right?

    Do "Enzyte Bob" and the guys in the Viagra band really all have erectile problems? Are all those actors hawking McDonalds sandwiches really "lovin' it?" Was Mr. Wipple real, and did he really get annoyed when people squeezed toilet paper? Do you really think Mean Joe Green gave that kid his sweaty jersey for a bottle of soda?

    Seriously, since when has marketing a product been soley about delivering facts. Marketing has been, and always will be, about trying to motivate the prospective consumer. Appealing to emotions, etc. Of course we should not violate any laws, ethics, or moral standards, but I hardly think that creating a "character" in which to frame the delivery of benefits that a product can offer constitutes being unethical.

    I'd love to hear other opinions on this.

    --Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Deegan
    The Commission Blueprint is one of the better products to come this past year. The structure is great and there are alot of little insights that you could only learn from real experience. The product can really help to bring people up to speed on this particular business model. However, you may need to learn a few more things to really take advantage of the course, but CB lays down a great foundation...
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  • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
    is commission blueprint good for newbies? someone whose never built a website before or a blog no exp what so ever. Can it take me from newb of zero knowledge to intermediate?
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    • Profile picture of the author pcep
      Originally Posted by vuedoolor View Post

      is commission blueprint good for newbies? someone whose never built a website before or a blog no exp what so ever. Can it take me from newb of zero knowledge to intermediate?
      Hi Vuedoolor,

      While I do think that Commission Blueprint is EXCELLENT, I don't believe it's aimed at the totally inexperienced. It does *not* cover the most basics, such as "here is how you sign up for an Adwords account." It does require some basic website building, and templates are included.

      The main reason they don't include the most basic things is that there are plenty of free resources online to find all that information, so why bother charging people for that freely available information?

      I will state again that the forum is a great support mechanism, and Steven Clayton (one of the authors) is very active there. So if you do decide to try it and have any questions, you'll definitely be able to find assistance at the forum.

      Hope that helps,

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author mbomb
        Anyone know where I can signup as an affiliate to commission blueprint? Thanks.

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        • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
          Originally Posted by mbomb View Post

          Anyone know where I can signup as an affiliate to commission blueprint? Thanks.

          Mike
          commissionblueprint (dot) com/affiliates.htm

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          • Profile picture of the author sarahstaar
            On the Commision BluePrint sales page it says available for immediate download.

            Can you download the videos ?? or do you have to watch them online?
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            • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
              Sarah - you can download them or watch them online. In addition, there are manuals for each of the first two modules in pdf format.

              Really like Steve's teaching style - makes for great learning videos.

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              • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
                Mike - commission blueprint is sold through Clickbank, so you should be able to find it on the Clickbank Marketplace.

                Niche Blueprint is not a Clickbank product however.

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                • Profile picture of the author BrianTubbs
                  I purchased CB a while back. Tim & Steve do put a lot of hard work and quality into their stuff. However, it's not for everybody.

                  Bottom line...Commission Blueprint is an excellent product.....IF....you are comfortable with numbers, stats, spreadsheets, etc. AND you have money to invest in Adwords campaigns. If you're not a statistician or you're a relative newbie with little $$$ to invest up-front, then I'd wait on CB.
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                  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
                    I agree with your statement that you need to have some money $300 or so, to invest in Adwords campaigns - this is primarily to uncover the best keywords - the alternative is taking a ton of time and developing a bunch of content (or spend $300+ on having it developed), so there are really very few options.

                    One way or another - you need to discover the right combination of promotion and product, no matter what the approach, it will cost you time and/or money.

                    Finally - I sincerely HOPE that people don't run away because of the spreadsheets and numbers because folks -- that's what it takes to run a successful business.

                    If you are not tracking fundamentals within your business, you are not really in business at all...or you won't be for long.

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                    • Profile picture of the author Bronkim
                      Hi Guys,

                      I have been reading through this thread as I am about to take the plunge into the unknown, AKA Affiliate Marketing.

                      I have been pretty sketical about jumping in and buying a product as I tend to try and find reviews on them first, There are a lot of products promising the world only to deliver nothing so some investigating pays off IMO.

                      So given the general feel of info on here, I think I might buy this one, I will keep you in the loop as to what happens.

                      p.s. If any of you more experienced guys & gals out there have any helpful advise/tips It would be greatly appreciated.

                      Best Regards

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                  • Profile picture of the author zigstonk
                    Originally Posted by BrianTubbs View Post

                    I purchased CB a while back. Tim & Steve do put a lot of hard work and quality into their stuff. However, it's not for everybody.

                    Bottom line...Commission Blueprint is an excellent product.....IF....you are comfortable with numbers, stats, spreadsheets, etc. AND you have money to invest in Adwords campaigns. If you're not a statistician or you're a relative newbie with little $$$ to invest up-front, then I'd wait on CB.
                    I bought and went through CommBlue, and agree with BrianTubbs. I got alot out of the videos, particularly watching the key ones a few times. The spreadsheet ideas & general parameters of the training are on the mark.
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    • Profile picture of the author Myles MacGregor
      Originally Posted by vuedoolor View Post

      is commission blueprint good for newbies? someone whose never built a website before or a blog no exp what so ever. Can it take me from newb of zero knowledge to intermediate?
      Honestly, yes. It can. It does require a small amount of knowledge, in terms of knowing the very basics of affiliate marketing.

      It will bring you up to speed very quickly, and they do an excellent job of walking you through all the important steps, and making you understand why they are important. What you really take from it is just how much these guys know, and how much experience they've had.

      Granted, I am a bit biased, but only because I've had a very positive experience with it. I say go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
    I brought & learned NOTHING!

    Very well presented but for an Adwords newbie I expected to learn at least 1 secret or see a live campaign setup in front of me.

    8 of the videos are basic 101 stuff showing you how to use tools?

    Also, the profits do not add up to me. By the time I've waisted so much (500 clicks) on 4 campaigns just to find a profitable one I'll have to scale it to make the money waisted on the 4 non profit campaigns??

    This should be called Adwords-Keyword-tool-Blueprint.

    Not happy.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post


      Not happy.

      Louis
      Louis,

      Commission Blueprint is not for totally Newbie, in fact videos clearly states that if you need basic info where to look for? And it odes require some budget testing products before you get a winner, It is a comprehensive guide to Clickbank via PPC,

      Shoot me a PM if you want to know about the products which are for starters
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    • Profile picture of the author hbsjcd3
      Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post

      I brought & learned NOTHING!

      Very well presented but for an Adwords newbie I expected to learn at least 1 secret or see a live campaign setup in front of me.

      8 of the videos are basic 101 stuff showing you how to use tools?

      Also, the profits do not add up to me. By the time I've waisted so much (500 clicks) on 4 campaigns just to find a profitable one I'll have to scale it to make the money waisted on the 4 non profit campaigns??

      This should be called Adwords-Keyword-tool-Blueprint.

      Not happy.

      Louis
      Has CB been update since its release to incorporate the new changes at Google PPC that wre announced in January?

      Sounds like the only guys making money are the developers
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  • Profile picture of the author faakhatri
    I bought it but found it to be too complicated. Maybe because I have never used Adwords and PPC before. But the information and the videos seem to be good quality. I would say not for newbies
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  • Profile picture of the author Raiel Schwartz
    I don't know anything about this product (mostly because I am not on any Internet Marketing lists and also because I've taken a break from Internet Marketing forums) but reading just a few comments here tells me that you can make SALES without this product (like you can do without many other products)

    I can't discredit this product as I haven't actually reviewed it, however I've seen some people say it's a shoot-and-miss scaling system, in which case internet marketing is more than hit-and-miss. I can see the profitability of a scaling system, especially if you have the funds to support such a system, but I hate to think of internet marketing as a hit and miss game.

    If you do market research, and know a particular niche, when you DO decide to advertise on Google Adwords, you should have a pretty good idea on how profitable it should be, it should NEVER be just hit and miss, and delete the losers and select the winners (although again, I'm not discrediting a system like this).
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  • Profile picture of the author moises_pk2
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    Nice product
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  • Profile picture of the author jimsomchai
    Hi there,

    I bought Commission Blueprints after viewing this thread many times and finally decided to purchase.

    I would say that I am very happy with the information I got.

    I am not going to dig into the review since many people have done this before.

    It is another good investment of mine.

    Cheers,

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Thats a nice video Mike, very persuasive. If you can now ramp that campaign up, it should produce nicely. You didn't mention it in the video but you were also getting some nice CTR's as well. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    Hmmm...

    For some reason CommissionBlueprint seemed like a waste of time to me.

    Most of the single landing review pages that I've seen online in my niche have been Google Slapped out of existence.

    I think he should tell you that you need to have a real website and not just a single landing page otherwise you get slapped hard.

    I didn't get too much out of commissionblueprint and thought it was just over hyped.
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    • Profile picture of the author gamequeen
      Well I got it yesterday after reading through the forum. I am currently watching the videos. I am just getting to video 4. I am a newbie to IM and I must say that the info that I have seen so far has been beneficial to me. Many people said that it was not for a newbie but I am a quick learner and prefer more intermediate details before the basics. I am able to apply the theories better this way. So far I think it's a great program but of course I am not done yet so that's just a preliminary opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Banks
    Thanks Guys and Gals -- Your input has made up my mind -- I'm going to pick it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author gamequeen
      Originally Posted by Ken Banks View Post

      Thanks Guys and Gals -- Your input has made up my mind -- I'm going to pick it up!
      Great Ken let us know what you think when you review it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Meanna Blog
    Ok, here's my question. My wife knows a little about Internet Marketing.

    As an experiment, she was asking if I could order this pack for her and she could go through and see if she could make some decent monthly money.

    Is it a course that someone with little(ish) experience could have some success with???
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    • Profile picture of the author gamequeen
      Originally Posted by Meanna Blog View Post

      Ok, here's my question. My wife knows a little about Internet Marketing.

      As an experiment, she was asking if I could order this pack for her and she could go through and see if she could make some decent monthly money.

      Is it a course that someone with little(ish) experience could have some success with???
      I am not a guru in IM and consider myself a newbie and I found it easy to follow. I think if she studies on her own using the many free tutorials online along with using the videos then she will be able to follow and get ahead for the newbies just starting out with no clue was to what Commission Blueprint is. She should also find a mentor that she can follow. Someone who is considered a authority figure in this business. It's kind of hard finding the right person because many self proclaimed guru's exist now. However, if she finds the right person and put her all into this business she should have no problem earning a decent monthly salary.
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  • Profile picture of the author cclegg06
    To add my voice to the mix... just finished the 14th video and I give it two thumbs up. Worth the purchase price.
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  • Profile picture of the author JMLebeau
    This product looks interesting, I'll give a look on that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasW
    This is so typical. 4 pages of posts. Many of them have not purchased the product, some have recently purchased it and are in the process of checking it out, many are obviously affiliates hoping to make a buck off of it, and no one is really making any money with it.

    This is the state of the internet marketing industry. Real and pseudo personalities getting a salespage written for dirt cheap offshore and depriving an American of making a living just like the big boys do, throwing up a hype to the max ad, getting their associates to promote it to their lists and making a bundle - even when the product isn't worth the time spent reviewing the dozen videos and reading the manuals and the bonuses until you are too dizzy to do anything with the product.

    And all the unhappy purchasers put the product into their virtual library of never to be looked at again trash file and chase the next overhyped thing. It is mind boggling that this continues ad nauseum. Everyone wants to be on the "casino" end and be pulling in the big bucks from the naive.

    Save your money. Either find a mentor/friend who knows the business or learn from the ethical people on this forum - yes, there are some! It is a basic process that takes effort. There are no shortcuts except when you learn the ropes from an ethical professional. You save time that way - and that is the shortcut.

    I wish everyone success and hope that you realize you are trying to start a business from reading a book or watching a few videos. It's like reading how easy it is to make a hamburger and then going out and competing with McDonalds.

    You are jumping into shark filled waters and spending your money on products marketed by a multitude of people who make a fine living selling you hope. They are not your friends.

    Find a friend and learn the right way to make money online.
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    • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
      Bought the product about 1-month ago, watched every video 3-times, have over 8-years marketing online, several businesses and about 12 additional years marketing offline.

      What you WILL learn from CB is a process for 1) finding top selling products to promote 2) ways to reverse engineer the marketing campaigns behind successfully selling products - always a good thing to know 3) A systematic way to put $300-$500 to work to discover the right combination of keywords, ads and landing pages/sales pages that make money.

      Is it the only way to accomplish affiliate marketing? Of course not.

      Is it one way that works - yes.

      I've used it to find one very profitable product on CB, created an income stream with that product.

      In addition, I have used the principles to drive traffic and improve conversions to my own info product sites - something CB was not designed for, but works great.

      The only downside as far as affiliate marketing goes is that you need to plan to throw away $200-$500 over a 6-7 day period at PPC, but I can't see how this won't result in much greater profits for anyone that follows the system.

      Because of this investment, it may not be suited to many who can't afford to invest that cash right now, doesn't have the time to monitor over a 3-5 day period or feels squeemish about seeing what may seem like big money disappear over a week period.

      Hope that helps...

      Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author gdf19800
      Originally Posted by ThomasW View Post


      Save your money. Either find a mentor/friend who knows the business or learn from the ethical people on this forum - yes, there are some! It is a basic process that takes effort. There are no shortcuts except when you learn the ropes from an ethical professional. You save time that way - and that is the shortcut.

      .
      Can you PM some names who know the business and are ethicical for mentoring.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmhinman
    Commission Blueprint was the first ad I tried running on Google Adwords.
    Had no luck at all with it due to the fact that everyone was promoting it. So I have sinced moved on to other projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author cclegg06
    I've purchased and studied this product carefully. While I have not been able to invest in the "CB Approach" yet, I have applied the principals to my existing sites and have gone from an average of $5/ day to $17 to $20/ day. I'm quickly building the cash reserves I'll need to test this approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulc123
    I dont know much about that, But,
    I definitely would love to learn about it.


    Rahul
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  • Profile picture of the author stancheng
    Hi there, I guess my question is simple. Has anyone here bought the Commision Blueprint and earn a few thousands PROFITS following their methods in less than a few months? I think that's the bottomline right? We buy the products to earn good money and not just watching "good" videos with "good" information. They certainly make it sounds very simple saying there is no way that this can fail if we follow their "secrets'. Is this true? One thing i wonder is why they decide to develops this product instead of continuing to use their "tricks" to earn affiliate incomes. Afterall, they mentioned that IM is not the niche where the money is coming from but this is exactly where they are marketing now. JnSmith above mentioned that $300-$500 is required to discover the right combination of keywords, ads and landing pages/sales pages that make money, is this the average amount of cost that I should expect to use in order to see a first sale or to see profits? thanks alot for your help.
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by stancheng View Post

      Hi there, I guess my question is simple. Has anyone here bought the Commision Blueprint and earn a few thousands PROFITS following their methods in less than a few months? I think that's the bottomline right?
      The bottom line is whether you decide to do anything with it. If you buy a brand new car, but never drive it, that doesn't mean the car doesn't work. It's no different here.


      One thing i wonder is why they decide to develops [SIZE=2]this product instead of continuing to use their "tricks" to earn affiliate incomes.
      Because they can. Why wouldn't they develop "this product"? You have a problem with earning an extra $100,000 grand or so selling something people want? And who said they stopped promoting affiliate programs anyway? Did McDonalds stop selling cheeseburgers when they started selling chicken sandwiches?

      Afterall, they mentioned that IM is not the niche where the money is coming from but this is exactly where they are marketing now.
      And?

      No offense, but folks like you are too smart by half for your own good.
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      • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
        Originally Posted by blackhatcat View Post

        The bottom line is whether you decide to do anything with it. If you buy a brand new car, but never drive it, that doesn't mean the car doesn't work. It's no different here.

        Did McDonalds stop selling cheeseburgers when they started selling chicken sandwiches?
        BlackHatCat - Love the one liners!

        Especially "If you buy a brand new car, but never drive it, that doesn't mean the car doesn't work."

        That one sentence right there carries a lot of power in it.

        People should read that sentence again and then go and look at all the products they've bought in the past that are just sitting there on their desk top and see how many they've honestly taken action on. Then ask themselves again why they think they haven't made any money.

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      • Profile picture of the author stancheng
        Blackhatcat,

        Love your one liner because it shows how stupid you are. All I am asking is if anybody here bought the Commision Blueprint and earn a few thousands PROFITS following their methods in less than a few months? If I am going to open a Macdonald restaurant, i would definately want to know some success stories. And what you said was basically "if you don't work, of course Macdonald won't earn you any money". Seems like you are the "smart" guy who couldn't answer a basic question. What makes you think that I am not going to do the required work ? Can't you read that I typed "following their methods" on the question? The problem with people like you is that you assume that everybody who starts asking questions before purchasing are the ones that expect to get paid without doing any work. Perhaps people like you and RoyCarter should look at the "powerful" line again.
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        • Profile picture of the author jeswarrior
          Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.
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          • Profile picture of the author hbsjcd3
            Originally Posted by jeswarrior View Post

            Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.

            Those who could, but no longer can, sell .......um junk that no longer works.

            At least that is the way I see it. 90% of the time.
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        • Profile picture of the author IMChick
          Originally Posted by stancheng View Post

          Blackhatcat,

          Love your one liner because it shows how stupid you are. All I am asking is if anybody here bought the Commision Blueprint and earn a few thousands PROFITS following their methods in less than a few months? If I am going to open a Macdonald restaurant, i would definately want to know some success stories. And what you said was basically "if you don't work, of course Macdonald won't earn you any money". Seems like you are the "smart" guy who couldn't answer a basic question. What makes you think that I am not going to do the required work ? Can't you read that I typed "following their methods" on the question? The problem with people like you is that you assume that everybody who starts asking questions before purchasing are the ones that expect to get paid without doing any work. Perhaps people like you and RoyCarter should look at the "powerful" line again.

          Somebody missed their nap today. And, frankly, you owe blackhatcat an apology for a personal attack to a business question that was answered in a professional manner.

          Consider yourself smacked and told to straighten up if you're going to be here. This forum doesn't work like that.

          Blackhatcat, I enjoyed that post!
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  • Profile picture of the author chris taylor
    Hi Simon,
    My name is Chris. Just per chance I have logged into this site and read your letter of comment and I am glad I did.
    Yes ,I am a newbie and has been a newbie for over 2 years, looking and tinking and hoping to make SOME money on the net.Last night I thougt that if I can show $2 Iwill be happy.
    Yes, I have logged in on hundreds of so-called sites where like you say it is all the same method. NOBODY seems to be telling the truth and help the new-comers in the right direction.I wish that somebody had a site which says:A MESSAGE TO ALL NEWBIES----DO NOT EVEN TRY TO MAKE MONEY BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS A FARCE!!!
    Every site you log into, advertises (maybe right so) and then you spend hours and every site makes you feel exited and then the next site is the same.
    I really still cannot understand what ROI means and how one can bid on keywords ----yet their are literally thousands of sites talking about these terms----not one explais in simple terms what it is and from step one how to go about it.
    Because it looks to me that you analised a site without really trying to advertise buying it, I assume you are hones and therefore my naive question to you is:
    CAN ONE HONESTLY MAKE $2 ONLINE WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE?????
    Thanx for you honest answer!!
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    • Profile picture of the author bluerose
      Originally Posted by chris taylor View Post

      Hi Simon,
      My name is Chris. Just per chance I have logged into this site and read your letter of comment and I am glad I did.
      Yes ,I am a newbie and has been a newbie for over 2 years, looking and tinking and hoping to make SOME money on the net.Last night I thougt that if I can show $2 Iwill be happy.
      Yes, I have logged in on hundreds of so-called sites where like you say it is all the same method. NOBODY seems to be telling the truth and help the new-comers in the right direction.I wish that somebody had a site which says:A MESSAGE TO ALL NEWBIES----DO NOT EVEN TRY TO MAKE MONEY BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS A FARCE!!!
      Every site you log into, advertises (maybe right so) and then you spend hours and every site makes you feel exited and then the next site is the same.
      I really still cannot understand what ROI means and how one can bid on keywords ----yet their are literally thousands of sites talking about these terms----not one explais in simple terms what it is and from step one how to go about it.
      Because it looks to me that you analised a site without really trying to advertise buying it, I assume you are hones and therefore my naive question to you is:
      CAN ONE HONESTLY MAKE $2 ONLINE WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE?????
      Thanx for you honest answer!!
      Yes you can make money in IM but you have to stick to one thing until you make some money. I am member of Commission Blueprint and have made money with it but it will take some work at first. They have their own forum to help everybody (even newbies) and a load of people that have lots of experience that will give you advice if you run into a problem.

      Sandy
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      • Profile picture of the author rbr451
        I thought I'd step up and show some results.

        I bought CB and have been working it full-time (40 to 60 hrs a week) for the past 3 weeks. I've run 4 tests so far, one was a side-by-side with 2 nearly identical products with different gravities. I was able to eliminate the one with the higher gravity after the other sold better.
        I've been tracking, tweaking, tweaking and tweaking again. So far my results have brought in close to $700 in the last 2 weeks and spent nearly $1600 to do it.
        The problem, I think, is that to get the CTR I need I have to bid .75 to 1.25. This is with a break-even point at .35.

        I'm not ready to give up on CB, yet, but it's not for newbees or anyone short on investment. I consider myself an intermediate. I've been working the IM scene part-time since the "internet" consisted of separate dial-up bulletin boards. I'm working full-time now (yea, lost my job) and starting to get nervous about turning a profit before the investment funds run out.

        I can see the potential with CB, but it's going to take a lot of work - and money - to get there. Just hope I turn the corner soon.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ben Schemel
          I tried to down load the 7 day trial of CB when I put my email address in and pick a pass work it wont let me beyond that point.

          "Invalid Email and password"
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          • Profile picture of the author cclegg06
            I would be interested in hearing people's opinion of how compatible the Commission BluePrint method is with the FCC guidelines that go into effect tomorrow. Specifically whether or not CB's method of creating a testimonial is now ill-advised.

            (Note that I'm not saying I agree nor disagree with the FCC guidelines. Just interested in how CB fits or doesn't fit.)

            Opinions?
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  • Profile picture of the author rmoore
    A solid course for someone a bit new to intermediate in PPC. I got value out of going through the program and I consider myself an advanced affiliate marketer.
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