Freelancer.com

Go Back   Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > The Warrior Forum > Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings
Register Blogs Social Groups CalendarHelp Desk

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 6th June 2013, 10:51 AM   #1
Active Warrior
 
stevedj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Culver City, CA
Posts: 41
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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 |
stevedj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 10:55 AM   #2
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
JoeMack's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Queens, USA
Posts: 2,080
Thanks: 46
Thanked 279 Times in 117 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
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?

JoeMack
JoeMack is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 12:08 PM   #3
www.comrecs.net
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 134
Thanks: 125
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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.
seomike is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 12:51 PM   #4
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 46
Thanks: 37
Thanked 47 Times in 25 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
JennyLon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 02:07 PM   #5
The Filipino Warrior
War Room Member
 
Carlos Tabora's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: Orange County, CA USA
Posts: 65
Thanks: 23
Thanked 26 Times in 17 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Any reviews of the Webinar Express product? It looks interesting. Almost like a companion product to the Hangout Plugin product that is also on sale that uses Google Hangouts...
Carlos Tabora is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 02:13 PM   #6
www.EscalateInternet.com
War Room Member
 
Escalate Internet's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 2,282
Thanks: 667
Thanked 517 Times in 410 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
Escalate Internet is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 02:36 PM   #7
Fitness Marketer
War Room Member
 
JohnLeonard's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Posts: 231
Thanks: 108
Thanked 170 Times in 70 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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....
JohnLeonard is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 02:51 PM   #8
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
markthompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 80
Thanks: 1
Thanked 146 Times in 62 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
markthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 03:15 PM   #9
Warrior Member
 
Kegandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 20
Thanks: 22
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Hi Mark. I just sent you a PM.
Kegandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 03:21 PM   #10
Active Warrior
 
stevedj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Culver City, CA
Posts: 41
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
stevedj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 03:44 PM   #11
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2009
Posts: 32
Thanks: 1
Thanked 33 Times in 5 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
robertorod is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 03:44 PM   #12
webinarexpress.com
War Room Member
 
awdevine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: U.S.
Posts: 102
Thanks: 454
Thanked 164 Times in 104 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
awdevine is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 04:32 PM   #13
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2009
Posts: 32
Thanks: 1
Thanked 33 Times in 5 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Anthony,
Could you tell me how much is the Developer's version?
robertorod is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 04:57 PM   #14
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
markthompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 80
Thanks: 1
Thanked 146 Times in 62 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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

Mark
markthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 05:36 PM   #15
SuperAffiliate Warrior
War Room Member
 
SuperAffiliate's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Posts: 90
Thanks: 11
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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!
Kit
SuperAffiliate is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 06:14 PM   #16
Active Warrior
 
stevedj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Culver City, CA
Posts: 41
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
stevedj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 09:42 PM   #17
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 12
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlos Tabora View Post
Any reviews of the Webinar Express product? It looks interesting. Almost like a companion product to the Hangout Plugin product that is also on sale that uses Google Hangouts...
I purchased from HangoutPlugin.com the full funnel of products by the early bird deadline. It looked great. Then I see today this WebinarExpress.com option which seems to be a more well rounded software with more features. Walt Bayliss of Hangout Plugin is very open to engaging with people about this Wordpress plugin via Google+ Hangouts On Air and in a mastermind you have an offer to join. I see him being engaging in the process. However, I seem to like the Webinar Express plugin options better yet I want people who show confidence in what they would have me buy in to.

I am torn between two lovers. I want to say bye bye to Go To Webinar although I never said hello because of all the costs which many people have also shared their continued frustration with.

I am just getting started in Hangouts Circles on Google+ which offers also replays available immediately upon the end of the live broadcast uploaded to YouTube One Channel for syndication and social sharing.

I am on board with the concept. I support that the developers are at different stages perhaps in the development process of their respective plugins and who will be the better solution in the end? We will see. So who do you follow?

Of course, this wave has just crested and I am sure that other developers are creating yet different versions of Wordpress plugins to handle these features and more which will be on the market shortly.

Any reviews of Hangout Plugin, Webinar Express, Auto Webinar Plugin , etc. which you can share with us would be most helpful. I need to know if I should refund the first option and go for what I prefer as benefits to me?
moniquecloutier is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 10:48 PM   #18
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Rok Solid's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 208
Thanks: 116
Thanked 106 Times in 76 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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
Rok Solid is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th June 2013, 10:51 PM   #19
Warrior Member
Registered Member
War Room Member
 
RealtimeAlex's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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?
RealtimeAlex is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 07:06 AM   #20
Warrior Member
 
Kegandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 20
Thanks: 22
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
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.
Kegandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 07:21 AM   #21
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2009
Posts: 383
Thanks: 100
Thanked 42 Times in 30 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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!
mhdeaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 07:21 AM   #22
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
markthompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 80
Thanks: 1
Thanked 146 Times in 62 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
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 :-)

Mark
markthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 07:24 AM   #23
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
markthompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 80
Thanks: 1
Thanked 146 Times in 62 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by robertorod View Post
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
The short answer is yes. Regardless of if you purchase the Lite or Pro, the developer version will come out to the same price ($20 more if you go through the Lite version).

The developer rights is an upgrade from your Personal license that will give you the rights to install/use on client sites.

Thanks,
Mark
markthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 07:27 AM   #24
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
markthompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 80
Thanks: 1
Thanked 146 Times in 62 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
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 :-)

Mark
markthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 07:41 AM   #25
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: London
Posts: 351
Thanks: 65
Thanked 112 Times in 83 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

If you can't afford GTW the chances are you are not a the level where you can sell from webinars.
Big Energy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 08:29 AM   #26
Warrior Member
 
dprice's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 10
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by moniquecloutier View Post
I purchased from HangoutPlugin.com the full funnel of products by the early bird deadline. It looked great. Then I see today this WebinarExpress.com option which seems to be a more well rounded software with more features. Walt Bayliss of Hangout Plugin is very open to engaging with people about this Wordpress plugin via Google+ Hangouts On Air and in a mastermind you have an offer to join. I see him being engaging in the process. However, I seem to like the Webinar Express plugin options better yet I want people who show confidence in what they would have me buy in to.
I too, just bought the hangout plugin and scheduled a couple of events.. There are features in the hangout plugin that aren't in Webinar Express from what I can tell... it is unclear to me how webinar express would integrate directly with google hangouts, where HangoutPlugin directly integrates with Google Hangouts and YouTube.

So, I too, have a question about whether I should invest in this plugin as well... it seems like a blending of the two would be really ideal...

I love the idea of the webinar being right on MY site and not some other site...

There are definitely features of Webinar Express that are not in HangoutPlugin...that would make that plugin better.

A quandry...

Thanks
dprice is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 10:39 AM   #27
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
markthompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 80
Thanks: 1
Thanked 146 Times in 62 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dprice View Post
I too, just bought the hangout plugin and scheduled a couple of events.. There are features in the hangout plugin that aren't in Webinar Express from what I can tell... it is unclear to me how webinar express would integrate directly with google hangouts, where HangoutPlugin directly integrates with Google Hangouts and YouTube.

So, I too, have a question about whether I should invest in this plugin as well... it seems like a blending of the two would be really ideal...

I love the idea of the webinar being right on MY site and not some other site...

There are definitely features of Webinar Express that are not in HangoutPlugin...that would make that plugin better.

A quandry...

Thanks
Currently the way it integrates is you start a Hangout and it provides you the live video feed embed code. You just paste that inside WebinarExpress and it builds out the live webinar page.

We are going to be integrating the Hangouts API into WebinerExpress in the near future, so you won't even have to go over to Hangouts :-)

Mark
markthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 02:36 PM   #28
Warrior Member
 
Kegandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 20
Thanks: 22
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by markthompson View Post
Currently the way it integrates is you start a Hangout and it provides you the live video feed embed code. You just paste that inside WebinarExpress and it builds out the live webinar page.

We are going to be integrating the Hangouts API into WebinerExpress in the near future, so you won't even have to go over to Hangouts :-)

Mark
Come on Mark Thompson. I am giving you one more shot to respond to me. Please do not ignore me.

View Profile: markthompson
Kegandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th June 2013, 03:43 PM   #29
Warrior Member
Registered Member
 
DaveWilliams1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2013
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

This kind of software was needed for a long time. Keep up the good work, guys!
DaveWilliams1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th June 2013, 03:36 AM   #30
www.comrecs.net
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 134
Thanks: 125
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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 .
seomike is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th June 2013, 08:04 AM   #31
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Kuma's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: Sunny places
Posts: 174
Thanks: 43
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Energy View Post
If you can't afford GTW the chances are you are not a the level where you can sell from webinars.
When you watch Mark´s sales video there is a "call to action" function from which attendees should be able to buy.
Kuma is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th June 2013, 06:57 PM   #32
Sweep the leg
War Room Member
 
Daniel LaRusso's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Mr Miyagi's Dojo
Posts: 545
Thanks: 491
Thanked 261 Times in 180 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

I feel exactly the same way!! Would love to hear any comparisons from others

Quote:
Originally Posted by moniquecloutier View Post
I purchased from HangoutPlugin.com the full funnel of products by the early bird deadline. It looked great. Then I see today this WebinarExpress.com option which seems to be a more well rounded software with more features. Walt Bayliss of Hangout Plugin is very open to engaging with people about this Wordpress plugin via Google+ Hangouts On Air and in a mastermind you have an offer to join. I see him being engaging in the process. However, I seem to like the Webinar Express plugin options better yet I want people who show confidence in what they would have me buy in to.

I am torn between two lovers. I want to say bye bye to Go To Webinar although I never said hello because of all the costs which many people have also shared their continued frustration with.

I am just getting started in Hangouts Circles on Google+ which offers also replays available immediately upon the end of the live broadcast uploaded to YouTube One Channel for syndication and social sharing.

I am on board with the concept. I support that the developers are at different stages perhaps in the development process of their respective plugins and who will be the better solution in the end? We will see. So who do you follow?

Of course, this wave has just crested and I am sure that other developers are creating yet different versions of Wordpress plugins to handle these features and more which will be on the market shortly.

Any reviews of Hangout Plugin, Webinar Express, Auto Webinar Plugin , etc. which you can share with us would be most helpful. I need to know if I should refund the first option and go for what I prefer as benefits to me?
Daniel LaRusso is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th June 2013, 09:09 PM   #33
The Filipino Warrior
War Room Member
 
Carlos Tabora's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: Orange County, CA USA
Posts: 65
Thanks: 23
Thanked 26 Times in 17 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

I have purchased both the Hangout Plugin and Webinar Express. But I have spent the majority of the last day playing around with Webinar Express and I am very impressed with it. The user interface is very polished and the templates are very professional looking and easily customizable. I almost forgot that I was in Wordpress because the Webinar Express dashboard really does make you feel like you are in a custom software solution. I have done one test run of Webinar Express and Google Hangouts and really liked how things turned out. This was my first hangout and with practice, I'm sure I'll do many more.

The only thing that I was disappointed about was the SendGrid, the email notification system that Webinar Express integrates with, denied my application to join their service. All I had up on my site was the Webinar registration page and they turned down my application so I can't use their service. I was still able to integrate with AWeber though and it was very easy to do.

As for Hangout plugin, I will play around with it and let people know how it compares. But at first glance, the Webinar Express interface is just gorgeous. I do like how Walt is building a community around his Hangout Plugin though and his Mastermind training is less expensive than the Webinar Express master classes. But I can't really comment on those master classes yet as I have yet to sign up and they have not occurred yet.

Those are my initial thoughts for Webinar Express, more info to follow...
Carlos Tabora is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th June 2013, 09:43 PM   #34
Sweep the leg
War Room Member
 
Daniel LaRusso's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Mr Miyagi's Dojo
Posts: 545
Thanks: 491
Thanked 261 Times in 180 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by markthompson View Post
Currently the way it integrates is you start a Hangout and it provides you the live video feed embed code. You just paste that inside WebinarExpress and it builds out the live webinar page.

We are going to be integrating the Hangouts API into WebinerExpress in the near future, so you won't even have to go over to Hangouts :-)

Mark
So if you buy the light version, will you get the updates??
Daniel LaRusso is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th June 2013, 09:48 PM   #35
Tribal Elder
War Room Member
 
Willie Crawford's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2002
Location: Navarre,FL , USA.
Posts: 10,797
Blog Entries: 24
Thanks: 1,309
Thanked 1,958 Times in 674 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
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.

Willie
Willie Crawford is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 9th June 2013, 01:14 AM   #36
SyntonicSoft.com
War Room Member
 
Russell Hall's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Lovely Chiangmai, Thailand
Posts: 549
Blog Entries: 7
Thanks: 141
Thanked 140 Times in 111 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
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!
Russell Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 9th June 2013, 08:29 AM   #37
Mark Jackson
War Room Member
 
harrydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: , , United Kingdom.
Posts: 474
Thanks: 54
Thanked 129 Times in 72 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Hi Everyone
Firstly doe anyone have any help and advice on Google Hangouts itself. Everything works fine through both of the Plugins that are being discussed but when I try to share my screen in google hangouts everything just freezes and I have to switch off my PC to get it going again. This is very frustrating as I want to do webinars where I have powerpoint up as well as video streaming. I dont think its anything to do with the plugins but more to do with google hangouts.
Any suggestions?

I Have purchased both the hangout plugin and webinar express. Both are excellent plugins but both are missing something.

Hangout - the landing page designer is quite poor ( do think they are updating this soon), but the actual integration with Google Hangouts is much better. The community side of things is much better than Webinar Express and the webinars they have done are actually on google hangouts so they are using their own product to do he webinars. The guest speakers are also very good and add a lot of value.

Webinar Express - this is a very slick interface and is extremely easy to use. The landing page designer and options are far better than Hangout but it lacks the integration with google hangouts. Also the integration with livefyre is very good.
Dont like the fact that within the product that I have paid good money for they are then selling Webinars to show you how to utilise the product and make money out of it. I would have thought that these webinars would be free to members - but perhaps thats just me being naive
harrydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 9th June 2013, 01:03 PM   #38
C G
Business Owner
War Room Member
 
C G's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Living In My Dream House
Posts: 1,684
Thanks: 77
Thanked 468 Times in 360 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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,

Gary
C G is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 9th June 2013, 03:17 PM   #39
Active Warrior
 
stevedj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Culver City, CA
Posts: 41
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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.


Steve
stevedj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 9th June 2013, 08:39 PM   #40
Active Warrior
 
stevedj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Culver City, CA
Posts: 41
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

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.
stevedj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 9th June 2013, 11:54 PM   #41
HyperActive Warrior
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 416
Thanks: 136
Thanked 170 Times in 117 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Energy View Post
If you can't afford GTW the chances are you are not a the level where you can sell from webinars.
very well said
mike_lucas is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10th June 2013, 08:56 AM   #42
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 61
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Take a look at these videos of Hangout Plugin vs Webinar Express

Part 1

Part 2
Paul Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10th June 2013, 09:17 AM   #43
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 12
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Hi everyone,

I went ahead and bought Webinar Express Pro with Developer Rights from Mark Thompson in addition to the Hangout Plugin with Developer Rights and Mastermind Group which I bought from Walt Bayliss along with extra bonuses from Bertranddo which includes a squeeze page creator for the Hangout Plugin.

Today I will be opening everything up and trying everything out.

I will share with you all here my review of both Wordpress plugins.

I got a fantastic price for Hangout Plugin as well as bonuses, but they are all no longer available.

Since I bought the developers' licence to it, I will most likely offer it at a more affordable rate than the originators are bringing their price up to.

I will add some bonuses of my own to improve usability and functionality for my clients.

That is of course if the products meet my high standards. I will let you know.

Either way ... Bye bye to Go To Webinar and the old style of paying through the nose to host webinars with event registrations, follow ups and list building.

Stay tuned...
moniquecloutier is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10th June 2013, 09:27 AM   #44
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 12
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

[QUOTE=Paul Clark;8161833]Take a look at these videos of Hangout Plugin vs Webinar Express

Hi John,

I left you comments on your review videos on YouTube.

I also Subscribed to your YouTube One Channel for future updates.

This is me = /MoniquesFriends
moniquecloutier is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10th June 2013, 01:01 PM   #45
Warrior Member
 
faithsloan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: The World, The Planet
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Faith Sloan here.

I purchased the product around 7:30am EST.
I sent an email to support in regards to not receiving the product.
Here is the beginning of the email i sent you, Mark.
----
I purchased WebinarExpress using paypal, and when returned back to the site, I received a blank page.
Please send product link.

See paypal receipt below
(stuff deleted)

Please check your support email for all of my particulars and hook a sistah up.

Thank you much!
faithsloan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10th June 2013, 01:07 PM   #46
Warrior Member
 
faithsloan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: The World, The Planet
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

One of the things I miss is the ability to schedule LIVE webinars in more than 1 time slot. I know how to work around it in the Hangout Plug-in. simply create a new entry and have a new registration page, count down clock etc. Then add the link in the content. Not ideal by any means.

Do we have the ability to do this in WebinarExpress? Or do I have to create an opt-in registration page for 11am, for example, AND for 8pm?

If so, anyone can recommend best practices?

I don't mean replay. I mean LIVE.

Thank you in advance.
faithsloan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10th June 2013, 04:14 PM   #47
Warrior Member
 
faithsloan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: The World, The Planet
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Well I am not sure how I can get Mark to give me a product link. The product looks great and I NEED IT NOW! But his support definitely needs improvement.

I may simply dispute paypal payment and use the hangout plugin since i already purchased that as well. It actually works.
faithsloan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10th June 2013, 11:45 PM   #48
Warrior Member
 
faithsloan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: The World, The Planet
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

With all due respect, Kegandrew, I do not know what product you purchased nor the situations around your issue with support nor the product.

So my actions and decisions will be based upon what I see. And I can't judge the product since I don't have it. I can judge support because as of this moment, I still have received ZERO communication.

With that said, I am disputing the transaction and will continue to use the HangoutPlugin. My support questions are answered extremely quickly. And I have sent at least 4 requests and they are amazing over there.

Mark should probably take a page from their support book because without support, no viable company regardless of how great the product is, can survive.
faithsloan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11th June 2013, 02:28 AM   #49
Social Media Strategist
 
maderemark's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 72
Thanks: 189
Thanked 114 Times in 100 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Interesting discussion. I'll continue to follow this.
maderemark is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11th June 2013, 08:55 AM   #50
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Webinar Express- Does this make sense?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kegandrew View Post
Here's another warning to you. My post warning about Mark was removed with no explanation. Makes you wonder about Warrior Forum as well.

For you moderators who decide to act in this manner, it validates my complaint about Mark. I will not buy from him again.

It also makes me nervous about how honest things are here on the forum.
Just curious...what was the product that upset you and how much did you spend on it? Am on the fence whether or not to buy Webinar Express.
abashashim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > The Warrior Forum > Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings

Bookmarks

Tags
express, gotowebinar, make, mark thompson, sense, webinar, webinar express

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:45 AM.