Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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I just purchased Mark Thompson's Webinar Express. If you watch the sales video, he talks about how expensive GoToWebinar is to run webinars, and what a great solution his Wordpress plug-in is (and just as good).

Right after I purchased, Mark sent me an email to attend a webinar related to making money with webinars....using GOTOWEBINAR instead of his very platform he just sold me.

This doesn't make any sense to me. I haven't reviewed the software yet, but this is very off-putting. Any thoughts on this?

FYI...this is the sales page (non-affiliate):
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeMack
    Originally Posted by stevedj View Post

    I just purchased Mark Thompson's Webinar Express. If you watch the sales video, he talks about how expensive GoToWebinar is to run webinars, and what a great solution his Wordpress plug-in is (and just as good).

    Right after I purchased, Mark sent me an email to attend a webinar related to making money with webinars....using GOTOWEBINAR instead of his very platform he just sold me.

    This doesn't make any sense to me. I haven't reviewed the software yet, but this is very off-putting. Any thoughts on this?

    FYI...this is the sales page (non-affiliate):
    Webinar Express |

    Mark should know better. And yes, that would make me feel like I was duped. I mean, if he isn't confident enough in the product to use it himself, why should you?

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    It doesn't make sense indeed.

    Mark Thompson apparently doesn't want to use WebinarExpress or Google hangout himself LOL

    So test the plugin asap... if you're not satisfied, ask for refund.
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  • Profile picture of the author JennyLon
    The webinar Expresss plugin I would rather folk start to talk about the pro and cons once they have installed and issues that may come up personally for me, before I buy....
    so will check back here to see if anyone has posted info since this mark chap his selling it via his own sales page so no feedback- don't like that...

    yes naughty indeed he should NOT use his own software to demo about using webinars wow -well off putting frankly!

    Oh and noticed in the demo video it implies to need a few third party products to make use of it
    for example he mentioned email service he linked it with called Sendgrid that does all the notification that goes out for the webinar up to last minute etc just looked it up starts from $10 dollars a month.

    Gosh, do we have to use this email paid for service why not our own mail chimp, aweber etc - hence anyone know if you can and how best to work it rather then needing to 'buy' Sengrid monthl charges?

    any comments, reviews/feedback etc please let us know webinar Expresss
    • Profile picture of the author iKozma
      He offers Aweber, that did not work on mine. He told me to send my log in details and he will see it. Plugin integrated nicely in your blog. That allows to brand your webinars greatly. But there is no more development, even what I don't like and about to find out, where can I contact him, since there was few great bonuses in the back office, and one day all disappeared. Extra trainings and so.
      I sent tickets twice about what is going on, however no respond.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    I can't comment on the plugin itself since I haven't used it. But, I definitely won't be trying it out now that I know the creator of it doesn't even use it lol
    • Profile picture of the author JohnLeonard
      I think the function of the plugin got lost somewhere along the line....

      Webinar express is not a webinar provider...Its a plugin that allows you to take advantage of free services if you choose....

      You can use Google Hangouts or Live stream for actually delivering a LIVE webinar within the plugin.....It gives you more control....

      If you CHOOSE to use GTW to deliver your webinars...Why not....I'm sure he has already paid for GTW...Why not use it.....

      Webinarexpress has really cool features for replays....Which.....it doesnt matter where you recorded the live webinar...It will be a video file you upload....

      Should he be delivering the webinar through the product....Sure.....And I bet the replay will be.....But...Why not use the service he already pays for....
  • Profile picture of the author markthompson
    Hey guys,

    Before you start bashing the product (before you even test it out), let me explain why we did this.

    First, we used GTW for the bonus webinar because Mario Brown is presenting the content and he wanted to use his GTW account.

    Secondly, JV Zoo integrates with GTW so it can automatically register the new members....making it easier on our customers.

    Third, you don't have to use SendGrid. You can use your own AR for the follow up sequences. SendGrid is an alternative if you want to utilize a stone alone reminder system.

    Fourth, all of the Masterclass webinars WE are hosting are utilizing WebinarExpress.

    I would appreciate before people start leaving negativity, to USE the plugin....then leave your thoughts.

    If you don't like it, thats fine....we can't make everyone happy. But I can tell you right now, small business owners, entrepreneurs are going to LOVE this alternative!

    Unfortunately product creators can not launch products in the forums anymore because of people trolling them without even checking out the product.

    What can you do.

    To the new members that have purchased WebinarExpress...we are happy to have you. We are looking forward to your feedback and making additional feature enhancements an growing this new software.

    Mark
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      Hi Mark. I just sent you a PM.
    • Profile picture of the author awdevine
      Hey Guys,

      Before making broad brush comments and erroneous comments about the product creators, you may want to actually know your facts.

      Several months ago, I approached Mark about creating a Webinar solution that ultimately became WebinarExpress.

      The reason I did this was because I've been using Google Hangouts for MORE THAN a year, and could see its potential to be a great alternative to paying upwards of $500 per month for a GoToWebinar account.

      Accordingly, not only was I wanting to create a Webinar solution I could use, but also one that would benefit all other Internet marketers out there who are sick and tired and fed up with paying outlandish monthly fees.

      We've had many beta testers and new customers already tell us they love the product. And, we've already given us excellent suggestions for feature enhancements that we are currently considering for future releases.

      We've built WebinarExpress with the LONG-TERM in mind... not to make a quick buck, but rather to create a high-quality and professional Webinar platform that is an excellent alterative to GTW for those looking to save tons of money each and every month AND make money with Webinars.

      In reference to the Masterclass trainings, Mark and I are conducting our Webinars on WebinarExpress not only because we are the owners, but we are proud of and stand behind our product; we know it's a great system and look forward to continuing to develop it for our customers.

      On the other hand, Mario is not an owner of our system; we just want to provide excellent bonus content and value to our customers to help them reach and achieve their IM goals and Mario was so gracious to offer us his valuable time and content on crushing it with Webinars.

      For those that actually purchase and take the time to install and utilize WebinarExpress, we want to hear your feedback and tell us your thoughts and any suggestions you may have for improvement. We want to know because we want you to be successful using it as it's a win-win proposition for all of us.

      Thanks.

      Anthony
    • Profile picture of the author Katie Davis
      Hi Mark,

      Haters gonna hate. Meanwhile, I am very interested in buying Webinar Express and think it looks VERY cool, but have a few questions and need to explain before asking you to see if I'll be able to replicate how I"m doing my webinars now. The way I've been doing webinars has been more informational, less selly, partly due to my particular niche - though now that I watched Mario's webinar that's about to change! I've been "renting" a spot from a friend who uses Webex, creating a video of my pre-recorded presentation. I use a lot of videos and don't want lag time or tech glitches. I can also do live webcam stuff before and after for Q&As.

      So first, will I be able to do that? I'm sort of newbieish at all this, so forgive a dumb Q.

      Then, after watching your demo:

      - I've gone to G+ and done a lot of hangouts. In the demo you said something about the hangout showing up in the video within the plugin...on my own site in your plugin? Is that right? So I'm running the webinar from my site?

      - Will the webinar or can the webinar be private, like if I'm running a group coaching sesh?

      - If people sign up through Facebook, I don't get the leads, correct?

      - You said your mail service can send up to 200 emails a day. What if more than 200 people are signed up and you want everyone to get a reminder an hour prior to the webinar? What do you suggest?

      Thanks, - as soon as I get the answers, I want to buy it before the $47 goes up!

      PS Your webinarexpress.com page is beautifully designed.
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    I sent you a message about this concern when I purchased. I look forward to trying out the plug in and posting an honest review.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author robertorod
      Mark,
      I know you are selling a Lite Version, a Professional and a Developer's.
      The Developer's does not appear on the sales page. If I want to get the Developer's do I have to buy any of the two before? If yes, could I buy the Lite and jump then to the Developer's?
      I am trying to save me some money of course, if possible.
      Thanks
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    Anthony,
    Could you tell me how much is the Developer's version?
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    The developer rights is $47 if you purchase the Pro version, $67 if you purchase the Lite version.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kegandrew
      Originally Posted by markthompson View Post

      The developer rights is $47 if you purchase the Pro version, $67 if you purchase the Lite version.

      Mark
      Hi Mark Thompson. I would really appreciate you responding to my PM.
  • Profile picture of the author SuperAffiliate
    Hey guys!

    I remember when Mark came out with Bonus Press a couple of months ago. I jumped on it.. tweaked it a bit, and made around 500 sales.. That's UNHEARD of.

    I want you to view Mark's products as completely mold-able.. flexible.. to fit your marketing fantasies.. You dream it - it can be done!

    Some people see the pitch and think .. ok.. that's exactly what I have to use it for.

    BUT I use it for something completely different:

    SUPPORT!

    I have live trainings.. customer support.. newbie questions..

    ALL those can easily be a Google Hangout, and I have been using Google Hangout for this purpose.. so it's nice to have a plugin that can make my Google Hangout's look pretty!

    Just some nibble-on food for ya. You get what you focus on!

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author stevedj
    The initial posts and those following were of an inquisitive nature. I don't think there is any problem in sharing a thought in a forum, isn't that why we are here? I said straight out that I had not even installed the product, so this wasn't a response to the product itself...rather the confusion that it wasn't being used in the next upsell I was offered. I see nothing wrong with commenting and opening discussion on that one fact. That is all. To say I was bashing the developers just isn't true.

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    • Profile picture of the author Russell Hall
      Originally Posted by stevedj View Post

      The initial posts and those following were of an inquisitive nature. I don't think there is any problem in sharing a thought in a forum, isn't that why we are here? I said straight out that I had not even installed the product, so this wasn't a response to the product itself...rather the confusion that it wasn't being used in the next upsell I was offered. I see nothing wrong with commenting and opening discussion on that one fact. That is all. To say I was bashing the developers just isn't true.

      Steve
      I agree Steve and think that your original comment was valid and relevant.
      Last week I bought Walt's Hangout Plugin and then within days got an email from Mike Johnson saying that Webinar Express was being released and what a top product it was. Only because I know Mike to be a straight up guy who's word is honest and true did I check out Webinar Express and saw the value in the features and in the fact that Mark & Team only put out really solid software so I knew it would be good so I jumped in and purchased without further hesitation.
      I too was intrigued to see the first webinar in the member area being hosted by GTW,.. in fact I was shocked as I thought this was in very poor taste and just a trifle stupid by someone(s) that ought to know better.
      It sure didn't deter me from staying with the product and I never once thought "oh this is so terrible,- I must refund". I did submit a tongue-in-cheek ticket about it and got a nice reply which basically concluded that Mario Brown had an account with GTW and as it was basically his webinar decided to use the resources he already had.
      I don't think it's a big deal and I have no doubt we'll see Mario actively using Webinar Express in due course. That said,.. it did cause a bit of a stir but in a way its a good thing as it just draws more attention to an excellent product (maybe they did it deliberatley to cause a sensation?).
      As for Walt's Hangout plugin I am also keeping it as its a great product and has merits of it's own that make the plugin a valuable and worthwhile tool in its own right along side Webinar Express. Added to that is the fact that Walt is also a stand up guy who is committed to the product and in helping all members get the most value from it. So to those who already have or are looking at either product I'd say that they both have strong merit and I'm sure delighted with both and glad to have them both included in my list of tools.
      I look at it this way,.. for around a hundred bucks (give or take a bit depending on when and what you bought) you could own both products and that's a very (rather, extremely) low investment to be making in order to connect with your audience and markets for a fraction of what you had to previously spend every month up until now. If it was triple that price it would still be great value!

      We hear the expression "game changer" a lot,... but these products certainly carry that credential without any doubt in my mind.
      Thanks again Steve for starting this thread and for adding true value to all warriors in that we can openly discuss anything relevant within the IM sphere and benefit from such dialogue in a meaningful way!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rok Solid
    Hey folks

    Please forgive the silly questions..

    I've never used Google Hangout (had to Google it just to find out what it is). So I'm a super noob when it comes to hosting webinars. Here are a couple things I'm not clear on:

    1. Does this plugin allow you to host a webinar for free (other than the cost of the plugin)? And if so, considering I have no idea how to set this up, is any training included with the purchase?

    2. Would this solution allow me to host a webinar for my subscribers and invite someone else (like a JV partner) to speak to the group?

    Thanks
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      Originally Posted by Rok Solid View Post

      Hey folks

      Please forgive the silly questions..

      I've never used Google Hangout (had to Google it just to find out what it is). So I'm a super noob when it comes to hosting webinars. Here are a couple things I'm not clear on:

      1. Does this plugin allow you to host a webinar for free (other than the cost of the plugin)? And if so, considering I have no idea how to set this up, is any training included with the purchase?

      2. Would this solution allow me to host a webinar for my subscribers and invite someone else (like a JV partner) to speak to the group?

      Thanks
      Ricky
      Yes to both of your questions Ricky.

      You get training inside the membership site, plus lots of additional
      training in several bonuses.

      You could host a webinar with guest experts.

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      Originally Posted by RealtimeAlex View Post

      Hello,

      I use GotoMeeting for webinars and to support my customers. For support, I can invite them a meeting, make them the presenter, ask for keyboard and mouse control and control their screen as needed. GotoWebinar has these features as well. Can this be done with WebinarExpress?

      Also, with WebinarExpress:
      - Can attendee raise hand?
      - Can it be made white label?
      Hi Alex,

      Great question. Right now we do not have that capability. GTW utilizes a desktop app to control that. WebinarExpress is a web page that has webinar functionality built on the page.

      We are going to look into additional features like that for the future. Currently we have the Q&A feature built-in or 3rd party chat integration.

      Luckily as Google Hangouts continues to improve so will WebinarExpress :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author mhdeaton
    That's pretty funny, and BTW I was grandfathered in to the old pricing for gotowebinar. I pay $99 a month for 1,000 attendees. Im so lucky to be locked in at that price!
    • Profile picture of the author markthompson
      Originally Posted by mhdeaton View Post

      That's pretty funny, and BTW I was grandfathered in to the old pricing for gotowebinar. I pay $99 a month for 1,000 attendees. Im so lucky to be locked in at that price!
      Me too...I pad $79 for the 1000 person account. Unfortunately for most people they don't have this discounted special that was available for a short time.

      Hence why we built this solution :-)

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    Mark has cleared things up indeed.

    Thanks Steve for starting this topic!

    I ended up purchase WebinarExpress Pro

    I'll use WebinarExpress for our author's (e)book presentations .
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Weird.. very bad move from his part.

    For me, it looks like you were subscribed to one of his other list where he was promoting this MMO with goto webinar.. Looks logical that he would want to promote MMO with goto webinar has its used a lot more than his service.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author stevedj
    I played around with the Webinar Express plugin on Friday and so far, am finding it to be excellent. I'll have more of a review after I use it during a live event, but set up and customization plus features make this is a very valuable plug in for any marketer to have in their arsenal....More after I use it more though.


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  • Profile picture of the author stevedj
    Does anyone think Hangout Plugin is worth having along with Webinar Express? I only have Webinar Express and would like to know if it is necessary.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Clark
    Take a look at these videos of Hangout Plugin vs Webinar Express

    Part 1

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