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Just heard the guys from Commission Blueprint are now coming out with Niche Blueprint.
I did not purchase CB and am curious about the reputation of these guys and if the product will really help IM'ers of all stages.
Any CB purchasers care to comment??
#blueprint #niche
  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    I bought the first one and it's a very good product with a lot of strategic info on setting up adwords campaings, using tracking, and getting your Q score very high and CPC down.

    This one will probably be a good one too but it appears as if it might be focused on setting up sales sites for products like birdcages :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
    I can tell you Niche Blueprint is every bit the caliber Commission Blueprint is. I've seen parts of it already, and more importantly, I've seen firsthand the end results the methods taught produce in terms of sales and income.

    I know the guys who created Commission Blueprint as well as the brothers they joined forces with to produce Niche Blueprint and I can promise you, it'll change your life. It's already changed mine!

    @winebuddy - just a quick shout out from a displaced Alabama girl...took a wrong turn somewhere and wound up in south Texas. It may be south, but it sure ain't Southern! LOL!

    Honey
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    • Profile picture of the author veotis
      Originally Posted by nursehoney View Post

      I can tell you Niche Blueprint is every bit the caliber Commission Blueprint is. I've seen parts of it already, and more importantly, I've seen firsthand the end results the methods taught produce in terms of sales and income.

      I know the guys who created Commission Blueprint as well as the brothers they joined forces with to produce Niche Blueprint and I can promise you, it'll change your life. It's already changed mine!

      @winebuddy - just a quick shout out from a displaced Alabama girl...took a wrong turn somewhere and wound up in south Texas. It may be south, but it sure ain't Southern! LOL!

      Honey
      Hey Honey,

      You might want to check the links in your sig, they aren't going anywhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author jawai
      Originally Posted by nursehoney View Post

      I can tell you Niche Blueprint is every bit the caliber Commission Blueprint is. I've seen parts of it already, and more importantly, I've seen firsthand the end results the methods taught produce in terms of sales and income.

      I know the guys who created Commission Blueprint as well as the brothers they joined forces with to produce Niche Blueprint and I can promise you, it'll change your life. It's already changed mine!

      @winebuddy - just a quick shout out from a displaced Alabama girl...took a wrong turn somewhere and wound up in south Texas. It may be south, but it sure ain't Southern! LOL!

      Honey
      Hi Honey,

      Do you already have this course?

      Course opens Jan 12th from what i have read but..

      Below is what you said in your pdf.

      "I‟ve seen it, so I know the quality is top notch. I‟ve experienced the results from the methods outlined in Niche Blueprint, so I know how profitable it is. I‟ve seen the impact it‟s already had on lives, my own included, so I know how powerful it is."


      If you already have the course than how many others also have it.I may be wrong but from what you say above it does seem that you have this course and have used it.
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      • Profile picture of the author rayt
        Wonder if the creators have actually created their own CPA network of product sellers. I hear that's a great way to rake in the dollars.
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  • CB was a good product, however i wasn't crazy about how focused it was on ClickBank. Although the methods for the ad tracking are good and can be applied to any type of PPC campaign i would expect this release to be useful as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author nanotek
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      I agree with you totally !
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      • Profile picture of the author serjogins
        I've sent them a support ticket, and got a reply in virtually minutes. If they keep up the same quality and timing of support then that alone is going to be worth the price of program!
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  • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
    Thanks for the heads up about my links...but they seem to be working just fine for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author veotis
      Originally Posted by nursehoney View Post

      Thanks for the heads up about my links...but they seem to be working just fine for me.
      They are now, but weren't earlier.....
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    • Profile picture of the author meblogger
      The links are working for me as well. thanks to you
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      • Profile picture of the author Food Guru
        This all looks really interesting. But, I had a look in the NB2 forum specifically for setting up sites in the UK, I couldn't really find anything (please tell me if there is a thread on that) other than Uk people wanting to set up a business in the US. Do I take it that NB2 is really geared for US markets and not the UK? Do you give details of setting up in the UK?

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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    The links are working for me as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    As far as I can tell this seems to be some sort of ecommerce site platform (almost pseudo drop shipping), with "affiliates" developing sites to sell physical products, which are supplied and delivered by off line companies. perhaps others could elaborate upon this?
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  • Profile picture of the author jbpico
    CB was the first IM product I purchased and I thought it was great. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread once it comes out to get ppl's thoughts. I like what I hear so far
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  • Profile picture of the author Shevd
    The level of detail and the step by step nature of the course makes it a great product and having purchased their previous product. Im sure it will be a winner.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      When Niche Blueprint go live?
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    On the 12th.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Originally Posted by Adam Jackson View Post

      On the 12th.
      Adam, Thanks, will have a watch on it,
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    Any idea how much it launches for?
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    • Profile picture of the author remetiffy
      I have informed it will be $497
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    • Profile picture of the author petec
      As far as i know $300.
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      • Profile picture of the author sirtom
        Originally Posted by petec View Post

        As far as i know $300.
        Yep, for the first week as a prelaunch discount. Then it goes up to $497.

        And if you're a member of v1.0, it's gunna be $97 to upgrade to v2.0.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nutrifitness
    Originally Posted by newventures View Post

    Just heard the guys from Commission Blueprint are now coming out with Niche Blueprint.
    I did not purchase CB and am curious about the reputation of these guys and if the product will really help IM'ers of all stages.
    Any CB purchasers care to comment??
    Do you know what the differences are between the two? or are they completely different products?
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    If the price isn't too outrageous I do plan on buying this as I've had success with ecommerce and this looks like a convenient way of quickly setting up sites, HOWEVER...

    I'm not saying this means anything but the Train Horn site they are using in their new video example is a site that was available on Site Point a while back. I researched this site and niche quite a bit and at a quick glance it doesn't look like the rankings have changed dramatically, and while the design has been upgraded it's not that different either. The site was profitable when it was for sale. i just hope they are not advertising purchased results as a bi product of their system. I tried to respond to their email with this question and got a "fatal error" so that had me kinda bummed because otherwise I like them. Who knows, maybe they owned it when it was for sale, though I do seem to remember that it sold.

    I have commission blueprint as well. I'm already a fairly experienced affiliate marketer so there wasn't all that much that was new to me in it, but the program was clear and very detailed and if you were new to making money online, CM would be a great place to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbpico
    Looks like this will be going for about $497....a bit out of my price range right now...we'll see.

    This is according to Honey's NB pdf
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    $497 is too expensive for what it is--how many of their customers will be piling into each niche they release? Have to see more of the actual program, not the sales videos, to determine market dilution and etc. to figure it out.
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    • Profile picture of the author rayt
      Would you know if it is a one-time fee or does it include monthly membership fees?
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    • Profile picture of the author terry1111
      Ive got the Niche Blueprint when it came out. It is everything they day it is, however it doesn't happen overnight. Only reason is they show you how to generate natural traffic instead of rely on ppc. So the upfront cost might seem high but its the only cost that you will have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    One time payment.
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    • Profile picture of the author ad2012
      I will try to explain what Niche Blueprint is all about. Nothing held back!

      Niche Blueprint is an e-commerce course. It teaches how to build an e-commerce store around a niche market by selling physical products. Laid out in a form of 23 videos and 26 manuals. Basically, niche blueprint will show...

      • How to research a niche market,
      • How to find a good domain for the purpose of branding and SEO,
      • How to find suppliers for your store,
      • How to setup catalog, shopping cart, payment gateway, and toll-free number, brand logo, and store template,
      • How to promote online store using free marketing techniques, and shopping portals,
      • How to manage your store for daily routines,
      • How to outsource your store,
      • How to sell your store for quick cash rather than keeping it.

      For $497, it also includes e-commerce platform, large selection of online store templates, free hosting for a year, keyword tool, and live coaching via UStream. No upsell or one time offer.

      That's what niche blueprint is all about. It's about building and run a profitable online store. You see that e-commerce is a proven business model uses by hundreds companies. So, Niche Blueprint is not for everyone and only for serious person who are ready to build a REAL online business. If your aren't ready to build an online store, you don't have to buy it.

      Steven Clayton and Tim Godfrey got helped by the Hermansen brothers. You may have heard about how Dave Hermansen sold a 'bird-cage' store for $173,000.

      Here's the proof and it's on the New York Times:
      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/te...p.html?_r=2&em

      And here's the actual 'train horns' store owned by the Hermansen brothers:
      http://www.pbmissions.com/

      Look, I will not hide the fact that I'm one of Niche Blueprint JV but I'm not trying to promote Niche Blueprint here. I just one to make this clear so everyone can have the knowledge about Niche Blueprint. I mean, when some gurus launch their new product, you cash is at stake because they're trying to hide the fact. So just read this post carefully and you can skip the sales talk.

      As you can see, I'm not trying to hide anything and the fact about Niche Blueprint, it's all laid out here.
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      • Profile picture of the author rayt
        Good to know there are no upsells. Kind of tired of that stuff.

        Would anyone know the price of hosting after one year or whether we can use our own hosting?

        So it would seem that with a toll-free number, we'd actually have to be the ones answering queries (or outsourcing that) - yup, sounds like a real business.
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    It looks like you are setting up a fully fledged online store i.e setup catalog, shopping cart, payment gateway, and toll-free number, brand logo, and store template. This is not an easy business there have been a lot of ecommerce sites going through tough times at the moment. If you have to deal with stock and inventory that has a lot of costs. If not it becomes a form of drop shipping with you taking the orders and your supplier fulfilling the order. This can be headache if the supplier sends out wrong or inferior products the customer comeback is on you not the supplier. In the NY times article it said: "The average selling price of Web sites on eBay was $78 last month." It could work if you find a good niche, I will look at it in more detail once it is launched.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
      There's a few things that come to mind for me about niche blueprint.

      First off about the bird cage video that sold for $173k... that website apparantly didn't belong to Steve (niche blueprint creator). It belonged to his friend so these aren't his results.

      Secondly from the buzz I have already seen about this product it looks like there are going to be thousands of noobs rushing out to buy it on launch day. When this obviously isn't a product for people new to making money online.

      Niche blueprint is a course on setting up an ecommerce store and driving search engine traffic to it.

      After you have made a sale you will then have to pay the supplier to ship out the product. From what I have found you will be keeping about 30-35% of the total cost of the sale. So when you watch video 3 and see the $15k monthly screenshots your actual earnings would be around $5k.

      But Jonny O said that even the train horn site that is making the $15k per month might not have even been created by Steve as he saw it on sitepoint. This obviously might not be true. But if it is true then it undermines the whole validity of the Niche blueprint course.

      I think this could be a good course for experienced people to making money online and for the people who are into ecommerce sites. But for $497 I think the majority of people that will buy it because of the hundreds of emails they will soon be getting will be wasting their money.

      I think I need some more proof and information other than just 1 site that may have been bought from sitepoint and 1 birdcage site that didn't belong to them before I consider handing over $497.

      Just my thoughts.
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      • Profile picture of the author onlinemoney00
        Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

        There's a few things that come to mind for me about niche blueprint.

        First off about the bird cage video that sold for $173k... that website apparantly didn't belong to Steve (niche blueprint creator). It belonged to his friend so these aren't his results.

        Secondly from the buzz I have already seen about this product it looks like there are going to be thousands of noobs rushing out to buy it on launch day. When this obviously isn't a product for people new to making money online.


        Well Put, so if you are new online and are not making at least 10.000 online, hold on to your cash. Many people in the internet marketing/biz opp run around buying every product they either can't make work or won't put enough time & money to make work. Commission Blueprint guys are cool, but be wise with your money, if you are not prepared to make it work
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        • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
          Originally Posted by onlinemoney00 View Post

          Well Put, so if you are new online and are not making at least 10.000 online, hold on to your cash. Many people in the internet marketing/biz opp run around buying every product they either can't make work or won't put enough time & money to make work. Commission Blueprint guys are cool, but be wise with your money, if you are not prepared to make it work
          I agree with that, but I do believe that the course is a great course for a newbie, but people do need to understand that Internet Marketing is just a job like any other job. Not an ATM. The course will work but it will also take a lot of work.

          Incidentally, I don't think they got the train horn site making money either. I saw that for sale on digital point not very long ago.
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          • Profile picture of the author Baystreet
            Originally Posted by Johnny O View Post

            Incidentally, I don't think they got the train horn site making money either. I saw that for sale on digital point not very long ago.
            I'm quite sure you are wrong about it not making money.

            Mike and Dave Hermansen are website flippers. They buy or make websites, get them earning a decent income and then sell them for a big lump sum.

            That is what they did with one of their bird cage websites. They bought it for less than $2,000 and sold it later for something like $175,000.

            They started their own video course on site flipping and then decided to work with Steve and Tim on Niche Blueprint.

            I alread have a few drop shipping sites but decided to get the course in hopes of taking them to the next level.

            After taking a quick look at all the material I think even the newest person can do Niche Blueprint if they work the program step by step and don't expect to be pulling in 5k a week for doing nothing.

            Like every other way of making money there are good things about drop shipping. Some of the bad things that often get overlooked is that you are at the mercy of your supplier. If they don't pack well or ship on time it will hurt your business. You get people that order on a friday afternoon and expect their order to be delivered Tuesday even though it is being shipped clear across the country by UPS Ground. Taxes are another pain in the a**. In my state I have to collect sales tax on where the customer lives and not where I live. Every city and county has their own tax rate and when they start collecting sales tax nationwide it will be 50 times worse.
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            • Profile picture of the author brian618
              I was a purchaser during the initial launch - mainly because I liked Commission Blueprint. Tim and Steve are very good at pulling together training materials so I enjoyed Niche Blueprint as well. I didn't realize the emphasis on drop shipping products so I am not sure how deep I will go into this method. But I learned a lot and think the course is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tia010
    Niche Blueprint is an e-commerce course. It teaches how to build an e-commerce store around a niche market by selling physical products.
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    Nice article.Thanks for the information
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  • Profile picture of the author ad2012
    All of the sites belong to the Hermansen brothers. Steven Clayton and Tim Godfrey have teamed up with Mike and Dave Hermansen for this project.

    Good points from Amitywill. Building and running an e-commerce can be a pain in the a** and can be tough too. But we have to accept the fact that there's always a good and bad things in every business models.

    One of the modules will explain about site flipping so when you're head starting to spin, you can sell your store rather that operating it.

    Maybe this is what the Hermansen brothers did to make money. Do some market research, buy or build a store around that niche, optimize it for SEO and to have a good conversion rate, promote it either using free or paid advertising, after the store can make a good amount of income, they will sell it for a big cash. After that, repeat all of these process. This is just my opinion.

    They have told me about the 'Sewing Machine' store but I didn't know the URL. And one thing I forgot to mention, there's an additional lesson about finding customers using adwords too from Steven Clayton.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF4me
    I sure hope people do their due dilligience before buying Niche Blueprint.

    The site offered up in video #3 leaves me with a whole lot of questions.

    I would love to see the Niche BluePrint Authors comment on the following:

    The authors of Niche Blueprint tried unsuccessfully to flip the pbmissions.com website about 6 months ago at Sitepoint.com. The dialogue in the auction listing is really quite interesting. It was stated that the pbmissions.com margin rate is 20%. This means the $15,000 he is bragging about for December sales means about $3,000 profit in his pocket after paying for product costs. Not bad, but certainly not great or outstanding in any way.

    As others have stated, running a dropshipping site is NOT hands off. In order to work efficiently, you probably need to have specialized software to track sales and forward customer info to your distributors. You will also have to deal with customer phone calls, credit card processing, out of stock inventory, returns, chargebacks, and a whole host of other issues. Being the middleman in a retail environment has its headaches.

    From what I can see, you will NOT receive 800 customer support, or drop shipping management software, or shopping cart software or credit card processing from niche blueprint. Please correct me if I am wrong. Niche Blueprint may tell you how do accomplish this, but executing it may be a whole lot of effort and more overhead. The latest video talks about your cost of outsourcing customer service to the Phillipines, I believe.

    Also, the sitepoint auction states specifically that phone service is vital to making a business like this succeed. If you are not willing to front the cost of setting up a customer service rep, or do this job yourself...well your results will vary widely.

    As far ranking #1 in google, yes, they are ranked in the top position for a pretty NON COMPETITIVE term. I mean, who even knew there was a market for such an assenine product as train horns. Would you really want to sell a product like this? What's the next niche going to be?

    According to the owner's own words at sitepoint, this #1 ranking doesn't take a lot of work in such a small niche. Go read it for yourself. Of course, that was when he was trying to sell the website, not the NicheBlueprint package where he is the SEO expert.

    As for SEO, there is no magic voodoo going on here, the site ranks well for a few good reasons, none of which are going to be carried over to you just by buying their blueprint. They are just basic SEO principles.

    Those with credit card in hand would be wise to read the Sitepoint Auction Listing for pbmissions.com and do some other research.

    Me thinks selling NicheBlueprints at $300 or $400 a pop (or whatever the price will be), is a whole lot easier and more profitable for the authors than selling those beloved train horn kits. Just my humble opinion, and your mileage may certainly vary.
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    • Profile picture of the author Donnie
      This is bothering me .....

      He talks about how easy it is to get terrific workers from the Philippines for about $625/mo. I guess the obvious question is, why do they need me then ? Why not just outsource all the work in setting up the e-commerce sites ? Then, simply flip them after showing nice profits.

      There's only one answer I can think of.....
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      • Profile picture of the author joe0074
        I think it is not as easy as niche blueprint creator trying to convince us.
        Running E-commerce store is a kind of hardwork and you may need to spend more money on hidden cost in order to get results and make profit.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojo13
      Originally Posted by WF4me View Post

      Me thinks selling NicheBlueprints at $300 or $400 a pop (or whatever the price will be), is a whole lot easier and more profitable for the authors than selling those beloved train horn kits. Just my humble opinion, and your mileage may certainly vary.
      Bingo! End of story
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      • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
        Wow...after spending so much time in the Commission Blueprint forum I'd forgotten how jaded many people are from being ripped off. We don't get much of that in the CommBlue Forum, everyone is too thrilled with how much Steve and Tim overdelivered on that program and how much personal support is provided in there by Steve.

        I'm hoping I can answer the questions that have been asked here, not in an effort to promote Niche Blueprint, (which I don't mind telling you I am on my own site), but to give people the information they're looking for so that on Monday they can make an informed decision about whether Niche Blueprint is for them or not.

        @winebuddy - Niche Blueprint IS focused on setting up sales sites (ecommerce stores) for products like birdcages and other niches and sub niches. There's never been a secret made of that.

        @madisonavenue - This has nothing to do with affiliates. You're dealing with wholesale suppliers, not individual product owners. You own your store. You choose your niche and the products you want to supply to that niche. You set the prices, collect the payments, and place the order. If you choose to, you can sell your store.

        @jawai - I've seen parts of Niche Blueprint, but not the whole package. There was some testing done, of course, but only by a handful of folks. No one else has it yet. I know it works because I've seen firsthand the end results of using the methods taught in Niche Blueprint.

        @rayt - Products are purchased, as I mentioned earlier, from wholesale suppliers and/or manufacturers. You won't be buying anything from 'the creators', Steve, Tim, Dave and Mike, beyond your purchase of Niche Blueprint.

        @IMChick - The total price is $497. There is a payment plan option to split your payments in half if you'd like.

        @Nutrifitness - Commission Blueprint and Niche Blueprint are two completely different programs that teach two completely different business models with a singular goal. To give you diversity in the ways you put money in your pocket.

        CommBlue focuses on profitably promoting Clickbank products with PPC. The methods, of course, can be applied to any marketing plan. NicheBlue, on the other hand, teaches you how to research, create, market, expand and/or sell, your own ecommerce store.

        @JohnnyO - The train horn site was indeed profitable when it was for sale. It was profitable within a week of when it was first created. But when it was sold, it averaged a net profit of about $2000 per month. Today it's 2 1/2 times that amount. The results Steve talks about in the videos is current sales volume. His results. Steve and Tim did not own the site when it was for sale. They bought it.

        PM me if you need the email for CommBlue support.
        You should not be getting a fatal error, or any other kind.

        @IMChick - I'm puzzled how you can it's too expensive for what it is...since in all probability you don't know yet. As far as "customers piling into each niche they release"...there are no niches 'released'. Each person can choose whatever niche their little heart desires. You ARE the boss...you make all the decisions...this is a REAL business.

        @ad2012 - Thank you...you did a good job of covering most of the elements of Niche Blueprint. A couple of things though...things did not work out for the free hosting. Your store will be hosted with whomever you choose. Another important component that you didn't mention is the comprehensive suppliers directory that is also included. It rivals (if not surpasses) WorldWide Brands, which you would have to pay $299.00 to access.

        @rayt - Like Adam said...it's a one time payment...no monthly membership, not even a one time offer. The only expenses you'll incur after your purchase is a domain name, hosting, and an SSL certificate (which can be found for under $20, I paid $11.25 for one.) This is a security seal that lets customers know the site is secure for them to order.

        @madisonavenue - You're right, some ecommerce sites may be suffering right now. Some were suffering long before there was an economic slowdown. That's why the methods taught for researching your niche are so important. You'll learn how to choose niches that are most likely to be profitable. You do not have to deal with stock or inventory. You set up your own return policy, including a no return policy, should you so choose. In most cases, returns are made to and handled by the supplier.

        @amitywill - The birdcage site did indeed belong to Dave and Mike, and was sold several months before they met Steve and Tim. They have since formed a partnership to create and develop Niche Blueprint, based on the astounding results from not just Dave and Mike, but from Steve's own experience with the site he bought from them...the train horn site. As I said earlier, it was averaging about $2000 a month in profits, it's now around $5,000. It's had incoming links created, and SEO techniques applied, new inventory has been added as well as articles to the site. So while the basic site was there, the ranking and the income have gone up as a direct result of what's been done SINCE the purchase. And on Monday, when you see the sales page, you will indeed see further proof. (Yes, I have seen the sales page.) And you don't need to be 'experienced' in order to be successful. I had no prior experience in ecommerce stores.

        @ad2012 - Good point, yes, there can be a few headaches. I can't think of too many real business models that don't have them. And that's exactly what the Hermansen brothers were doing when they met Steve. They had been quietly making a small fortune from creating websites, or buying them cheaply, giving them a makeover, and making them profitable. Then they decided whether they wanted to sell them or keep them. And yes, they (all the guys) have a sewing machine site that's fairly new and already bringing in over $7000 a month in sales. I do know the URL, but to respect their privacy, I won't display in a public forum.

        @WF4me - I agree, I hope people do their due diligence, not just on Niche Blueprint, but on any program they're considering. Not every business model is right for every person. While I'm not one of the authors of Niche Blueprint, I can address many of the concerns you voiced. They did not try 'unsuccessfully' to flip the pbmissions site. They sold it. The margin rate WAS 20%...it's now between 30 and 35%. And while you may think $3000 a month is "certainly not great or outstanding in any way", I for one disagree. I think it's extremely outstanding to be able to make $3000 a month with about 4-6 hours of work per week.

        If you have a phone or an email account, you have all the "specialized software" you need to forward customer info to the suppliers. The ecommerce platform itself (provided in Niche Blueprint) takes care of tracking sales. You only deal with customer phone calls if you choose to. Having a phone number on your website is a good idea, but certainly not a requirement. If you're in business today, you'll likely have to deal with credit card processing, but even that isn't completely necessary. NicheBlue explains all the options. Items out of stock from time to time become a reality when you begin selling something besides digital products.

        I can't imagine what you've seen that would lead you to believe there will be no customer support from Niche Blueprint. There will be an abundance of support, personal support from Steve, Tim, Dave and Mike and perhaps one or two other trusted sources. You can't come up with a problem you won't be helped with. This attention to personal support is one of the reasons they're putting a cap on the number of people who purchase.

        Yes, pbmissions is ranked well in Google, usually in the first or second spot for the keywords associated with the site. And isn't that what so many of the 'gurus' teach? Find a hungry market without a lot of competition and you can own it. Yes, who knew there was a market? Dave did. He did the research and determined there was not only a market, but a hungry, passionate market. Who else knew there was market for such a crazy product? Steve did. Which is why he bought it. And because it's even more successful now than it was before, should he decide at some point to sell it, he can get at least double what he paid for it.

        And no, there's no "magic voodoo" about SEO, it's just still a mystery for a lot of folks. The reasons the train horn site ranks well is because of what Steve did to it and for it...and that's exactly what he'll teach you how to do in Niche Blueprint for your store.

        @Donnie - It is easy to outsource many of the day to day jobs of running an ecommerce store. And you could outsource everything, including the set up if that's what you wanted to do. And as soon as they start showing profits, you can indeed flip them. As I said before, that's what Dave and Mike have been doing for several years.

        @joe0074 - Running an ecommerce store doesn't have to be hard work at all. If you find that it's more work than you like, you always have the option of selling it. There simply are no hidden costs. You may choose to run a ppc campaign, but that's totally a personal choice and not necessary to have a successful store.

        @brucerby - Again, I'm a little confused by how much work you seem to think is involved. Yes, there is some, but if you know of way to make money with absolutely no work, I'd love to hear about it. And if you can dismiss $2000 a month in profits, perhaps this isn't the program for you. But I know many people working 40+ hours a week for that same amount, or even less, that would gladly welcome the opportunity to make $2000 a month in 4-6 hours worth of work a week instead of 40.

        I hope I've answered everyone's questions here. I've tried to be as helpful as I could be in clearing up any confusions or misconceptions. If anyone has any further questions, I'm more than happy to address them. You're welcome to PM me, or ask them here, and if it's something I can answer, I'll be glad to.

        Warm regards,
        Honey Wesley
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        • Profile picture of the author Tayweb
          WOW,
          Thank you Honey, for your post. It clears the air a little.
          Best,
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          • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
            Thanks for the kind words y'all. I'm glad you found it helpful. That's why I posted.
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            • Profile picture of the author CindyMoynat
              Well said, Honey.
              Cheers
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              These guys are top shelf with their Commission Blueprint classes, so anyone that is considering the Niche Blueprint can be assured of great support, solid product and long term backup. If you want to get away from 'Info Product' this would be a fantastic launching pad.
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        • Profile picture of the author viryabosmith
          Originally Posted by nursehoney View Post

          Wow...after spending so much time in the Commission Blueprint forum I'd forgotten how jaded many people are from being ripped off. We don't get much of that in the CommBlue Forum, everyone is too thrilled with how much Steve and Tim overdelivered on that program and how much personal support is provided in there by Steve.

          I'm hoping I can answer the questions that have been asked here, not in an effort to promote Niche Blueprint, (which I don't mind telling you I am on my own site), but to give people the information they're looking for so that on Monday they can make an informed decision about whether Niche Blueprint is for them or not.

          @winebuddy - Niche Blueprint IS focused on setting up sales sites (ecommerce stores) for products like birdcages and other niches and sub niches. There's never been a secret made of that.

          @madisonavenue - This has nothing to do with affiliates. You're dealing with wholesale suppliers, not individual product owners. You own your store. You choose your niche and the products you want to supply to that niche. You set the prices, collect the payments, and place the order. If you choose to, you can sell your store.

          @jawai - I've seen parts of Niche Blueprint, but not the whole package. There was some testing done, of course, but only by a handful of folks. No one else has it yet. I know it works because I've seen firsthand the end results of using the methods taught in Niche Blueprint.

          @rayt - Products are purchased, as I mentioned earlier, from wholesale suppliers and/or manufacturers. You won't be buying anything from 'the creators', Steve, Tim, Dave and Mike, beyond your purchase of Niche Blueprint.

          @IMChick - The total price is $497. There is a payment plan option to split your payments in half if you'd like.

          @Nutrifitness - Commission Blueprint and Niche Blueprint are two completely different programs that teach two completely different business models with a singular goal. To give you diversity in the ways you put money in your pocket.

          CommBlue focuses on profitably promoting Clickbank products with PPC. The methods, of course, can be applied to any marketing plan. NicheBlue, on the other hand, teaches you how to research, create, market, expand and/or sell, your own ecommerce store.

          @JohnnyO - The train horn site was indeed profitable when it was for sale. It was profitable within a week of when it was first created. But when it was sold, it averaged a net profit of about $2000 per month. Today it's 2 1/2 times that amount. The results Steve talks about in the videos is current sales volume. His results. Steve and Tim did not own the site when it was for sale. They bought it.

          PM me if you need the email for CommBlue support.
          You should not be getting a fatal error, or any other kind.

          @IMChick - I'm puzzled how you can it's too expensive for what it is...since in all probability you don't know yet. As far as "customers piling into each niche they release"...there are no niches 'released'. Each person can choose whatever niche their little heart desires. You ARE the boss...you make all the decisions...this is a REAL business.

          @ad2012 - Thank you...you did a good job of covering most of the elements of Niche Blueprint. A couple of things though...things did not work out for the free hosting. Your store will be hosted with whomever you choose. Another important component that you didn't mention is the comprehensive suppliers directory that is also included. It rivals (if not surpasses) WorldWide Brands, which you would have to pay $299.00 to access.

          @rayt - Like Adam said...it's a one time payment...no monthly membership, not even a one time offer. The only expenses you'll incur after your purchase is a domain name, hosting, and an SSL certificate (which can be found for under $20, I paid $11.25 for one.) This is a security seal that lets customers know the site is secure for them to order.

          @madisonavenue - You're right, some ecommerce sites may be suffering right now. Some were suffering long before there was an economic slowdown. That's why the methods taught for researching your niche are so important. You'll learn how to choose niches that are most likely to be profitable. You do not have to deal with stock or inventory. You set up your own return policy, including a no return policy, should you so choose. In most cases, returns are made to and handled by the supplier.

          @amitywill - The birdcage site did indeed belong to Dave and Mike, and was sold several months before they met Steve and Tim. They have since formed a partnership to create and develop Niche Blueprint, based on the astounding results from not just Dave and Mike, but from Steve's own experience with the site he bought from them...the train horn site. As I said earlier, it was averaging about $2000 a month in profits, it's now around $5,000. It's had incoming links created, and SEO techniques applied, new inventory has been added as well as articles to the site. So while the basic site was there, the ranking and the income have gone up as a direct result of what's been done SINCE the purchase. And on Monday, when you see the sales page, you will indeed see further proof. (Yes, I have seen the sales page.) And you don't need to be 'experienced' in order to be successful. I had no prior experience in ecommerce stores.

          @ad2012 - Good point, yes, there can be a few headaches. I can't think of too many real business models that don't have them. And that's exactly what the Hermansen brothers were doing when they met Steve. They had been quietly making a small fortune from creating websites, or buying them cheaply, giving them a makeover, and making them profitable. Then they decided whether they wanted to sell them or keep them. And yes, they (all the guys) have a sewing machine site that's fairly new and already bringing in over $7000 a month in sales. I do know the URL, but to respect their privacy, I won't display in a public forum.

          @WF4me - I agree, I hope people do their due diligence, not just on Niche Blueprint, but on any program they're considering. Not every business model is right for every person. While I'm not one of the authors of Niche Blueprint, I can address many of the concerns you voiced. They did not try 'unsuccessfully' to flip the pbmissions site. They sold it. The margin rate WAS 20%...it's now between 30 and 35%. And while you may think $3000 a month is "certainly not great or outstanding in any way", I for one disagree. I think it's extremely outstanding to be able to make $3000 a month with about 4-6 hours of work per week.

          If you have a phone or an email account, you have all the "specialized software" you need to forward customer info to the suppliers. The ecommerce platform itself (provided in Niche Blueprint) takes care of tracking sales. You only deal with customer phone calls if you choose to. Having a phone number on your website is a good idea, but certainly not a requirement. If you're in business today, you'll likely have to deal with credit card processing, but even that isn't completely necessary. NicheBlue explains all the options. Items out of stock from time to time become a reality when you begin selling something besides digital products.

          I can't imagine what you've seen that would lead you to believe there will be no customer support from Niche Blueprint. There will be an abundance of support, personal support from Steve, Tim, Dave and Mike and perhaps one or two other trusted sources. You can't come up with a problem you won't be helped with. This attention to personal support is one of the reasons they're putting a cap on the number of people who purchase.

          Yes, pbmissions is ranked well in Google, usually in the first or second spot for the keywords associated with the site. And isn't that what so many of the 'gurus' teach? Find a hungry market without a lot of competition and you can own it. Yes, who knew there was a market? Dave did. He did the research and determined there was not only a market, but a hungry, passionate market. Who else knew there was market for such a crazy product? Steve did. Which is why he bought it. And because it's even more successful now than it was before, should he decide at some point to sell it, he can get at least double what he paid for it.

          And no, there's no "magic voodoo" about SEO, it's just still a mystery for a lot of folks. The reasons the train horn site ranks well is because of what Steve did to it and for it...and that's exactly what he'll teach you how to do in Niche Blueprint for your store.

          @Donnie - It is easy to outsource many of the day to day jobs of running an ecommerce store. And you could outsource everything, including the set up if that's what you wanted to do. And as soon as they start showing profits, you can indeed flip them. As I said before, that's what Dave and Mike have been doing for several years.

          @joe0074 - Running an ecommerce store doesn't have to be hard work at all. If you find that it's more work than you like, you always have the option of selling it. There simply are no hidden costs. You may choose to run a ppc campaign, but that's totally a personal choice and not necessary to have a successful store.

          @brucerby - Again, I'm a little confused by how much work you seem to think is involved. Yes, there is some, but if you know of way to make money with absolutely no work, I'd love to hear about it. And if you can dismiss $2000 a month in profits, perhaps this isn't the program for you. But I know many people working 40+ hours a week for that same amount, or even less, that would gladly welcome the opportunity to make $2000 a month in 4-6 hours worth of work a week instead of 40.

          I hope I've answered everyone's questions here. I've tried to be as helpful as I could be in clearing up any confusions or misconceptions. If anyone has any further questions, I'm more than happy to address them. You're welcome to PM me, or ask them here, and if it's something I can answer, I'll be glad to.

          Warm regards,
          Honey Wesley
          Thank you for a well detailed explanation.
          I had read the NicheQ.com Niche Hunting Edition a few days ago, and i was really enlightened. But now, i gathered from the forum that it may not be a good idea for people like me, just starting to 'GO' the IM way, to get it. What do you say to this?
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        • Profile picture of the author INFOSEEKER-2009
          Thanx "nursehoney" ... for taking the time ! ! !
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    There are no upsells to the product, you get the complete package... and I think they also offer an installment plan of some sort, you don't have to pay the full amount one time.

    It's quite a comprehensive course on building a niche business but I was hoping for a module that was about testing and tracking which I believe is very very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    WF4Me: Thanks for that breakdown of their sample site.

    That was really the first thing that occurred to me when I saw the 15K per month figure- I wondered what the margin was?...Frankly I figured it was higher than that. Which is probably what most newbees will think.

    Which also means if your site only does 10K or less per month, you would be making 2K or less actual Profit.....A much less attractive number when you consider all the work involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda B
    Good post, Honey. I'm actually thinking that the price is a bargain, especially since it includes the wholesale directory that costs more than half of what this course costs PLUS the software to easily set up the site. Has anyone priced website design lately? Come on, folks, sometimes a price over $27 is justified! :-) I downloaded the free ebook from your site, Honey, and it sounds to me like this is a very complete package with extensive instruction.

    I think many of us are jaded because we've seen the $2k courses, lately, that may or may not make anyone any money when all is said and done. I've seen a lot of these in the past few years. And seen a lot of people who ended up feeling ripped off after the hype dies down. Unlike those courses, though, the price of this one seems reasonable when you account for everything it includes. It obviously isn't for everyone. The reason so many people prefer affiliate marketing is not having to deal with customers. So you should think about what works for you when deciding whether to purchase or not. It will obviously require some work. But so does everything else in this business.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimitele
      @nursehoney - just checking out nicheblueprint 2.0 & found ur post really helpful... thx
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  • Profile picture of the author ad2012
    @nursehoney - You're done a great job answering those questions. That's what people need while there's a lot of gurus out there who are not supporting their customers and subscribers. I know Steve did a good job on supporting customers at the ComBlue forum. I think you and Steve should teaches the so-called gurus about customer support....lol
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    Thanks, Honey. Well thought out, and clears up a lot of questions. In answer to your question about the course fee, and not critiquing the course or the launch itself, I think that many IM'ers have learned by experience to be sensitive to the 'all this and the moon' claims and the accompanying guru overload.

    My thanks also to ad2012 for a clear outline of what the course is, without the hype.

    If your own hands-on customer service retail model is your thing, this seems like a good turnkey solution. But this model is a lot of work.
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      • Profile picture of the author freelikehell
        Originally Posted by nanotek View Post

        I agree with you totally !
        I think Comm BP is sold via CB.
        The last I checked they were. They also have a pretty decent gravity as well.

        I think the hoplink is like: xxxxx.comblue.hop.clickbank.net
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  • Profile picture of the author burkey
    Thanks Honey, Really lots of info. I did watch the 4 videos. Also I sent you and email to sign up with you if I decide to go with nicheblueprint.
    thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author Shevd
    Not long left now guys/girls

    Only two days
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    • Profile picture of the author ExtTrail2
      In the last couple of days we have been getting many emails promoting the product with some great bonuses, if this is something you are looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author ad2012
    So, it's getting more clearly now... but remember, your cash is at stake. If you decide to buy Niche Blueprint, double check everything by doing a due dilligence.

    Originally Posted by honestbizpro

    Have to be careful tho....sometimes we marketers get caught up in doing too many projects and then they all suffer in quality.
    Nice advice. I'm agree with you...

    If you already have a project that work well or at least there's a bright light for what you're already doing now, then you're better stick with that project unless you have extra budget to leverage BUT...

    ...if you still confuse about making money online, then Niche Blueprint can be a good solution (hope so)...It's all back to you and how you can manage yourself to succeed
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    • Profile picture of the author gorri
      Does anyone know how much Niche Blueprint will cost, or about?

      Because they say there will be NO upsells, or monthly stuff or anything, and no offers later which probably means this will cost a lot.

      Right?
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      • Profile picture of the author DonFriesen
        Nursehoney,

        Sent you a PM

        Don
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      • Profile picture of the author tkdummy
        google "yahoo store builder". looks similar n is cheaper.
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        • Profile picture of the author kflanagan28
          Some good information on here. I think most of these products are not going to make anyone rich (except for the content creators). But you may learn a few tricks here or there.
          The thing to keep in mind if you are new to online this isn't a simply way to make money is despite what they say. Starting an ecommerce store isn't the easiest thing to do if you have no online experience. There is a lot of commitment required.
          That may be covered by the training though. For people interested in the ecommerce world the boys over at Stompernet have good material around this subject (seeing that is where they started, with a yahoo store).
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      • Profile picture of the author omrid1
        Niche Blueprint 2.0 will cost $497
        BUT
        When it launches on Jan 11th it will only be $297 for Early Birds
        You Can Watch the Video which will be released today (Jan 4th) through the link in my signature.

        This is an awesome package, you will not need any other products to buy in order to be successful. In addition you can be sure that Tim & Steve will over deliver as this is part of their philosophy;

        Note that just the tools that come as part of the course are worth a lot more than the course actual price.

        it includes the bellow as part of the package:
        Keyword Blueprint- The best keyword tool to find niche markets
        Article Blueprint- (worth $67/month) similar to Unique Article Wizard
        Link Factory - (worth $147/month) Same As Linkvana
        Link Blueprint- (worth $67/month) The Next Generation 3 way linking tool

        These are just to name a few as the package includes much much more including e-commerce software to build and manage your online stores and drop ship blueprint, the most complete supplier directory on the web.

        Well, this is one hell of a course and you will never regret buying it.

        thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author omrid1
        Watch the Video that Went Live Today through my Signature
        It's an Awesome Package

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      • Profile picture of the author johnng
        Thank you for extremely informative posts. Thank you all very much. I was think of buying but physical products site is not what I am interested, so even at $297, I won't go for it. There is a very good feature in the Niche Finder software. I tried out a few keywords they suggested, but use the keywords given and tried it out using Free keywordtracker.com, it was only showing 20 or so searches instead of the 1000's shown! Anyone giving an explanation will be most grateful.
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      • Profile picture of the author timer
        So it is a glorified dropshipping scheme basically. Interesting approach to it though and I suspect more money to be made selling the course than from their own sites. If not, then why spend all this time and effort on the course?

        The tone of this forum is working hard to make money online. If they are that good at doing it, why the heck are they not just churning out large numbers of their own sites and watching the money roll in?
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        • Profile picture of the author tldnetworks
          Originally Posted by timer View Post

          So it is a glorified dropshipping scheme basically. Interesting approach to it though and I suspect more money to be made selling the course than from their own sites. If not, then why spend all this time and effort on the course?

          The tone of this forum is working hard to make money online. If they are that good at doing it, why the heck are they not just churning out large numbers of their own sites and watching the money roll in?
          Are your 72 posts all negative bashing posts? Have you bashed the hundreds of get rich "schemes" without working threads that dominate this forum? Have you asked the same thing to the "warriors" that want to "Share their secret of success"? Get real.

          Of the hundreds of threads I've read here and products I've seen, this is one of the best put together professional packages I have seen. It's not a one page template copied from the other hundreds of sites promising you'll make millions overnight. Why all the negativity? Did these guys rip you off? Have you tried the product? or are you just disillusioned that you actually have to work to make money?

          No, I do not own the product, no I do not promote the product, no I am not an affiliate of the product. In fact I most likely will not buy the product as I already have a successful ecommerce and drop shipping business. Had this been availabel before I started I probably would have bought it and saved lots of time and thousands of dollars learning what NOT to do.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joshua Morris
            So it is a glorified dropshipping scheme basically. Interesting approach to it though and I suspect more money to be made selling the course than from their own sites. If not, then why spend all this time and effort on the course?

            The tone of this forum is working hard to make money online. If they are that good at doing it, why the heck are they not just churning out large numbers of their own sites and watching the money roll in?
            Are you Kidding????!?! "glorified dropshipping scheme"?!?!... so a multi-billion $ industry is a "scheme"????

            This is genuine e-commerce, and Steve and tim teach you EXACTLY how to start your own business.

            How selfish do you have to be to think that if someone knows how to make money, they wont tell others...
            And they SHOULD charge for this stuff... BESIDES just to cover the actual cost of putting this course together.. not to mention the incredible marketing tools that come with it. those tools should be $1000's on their own.... Does this still sound like a "Scheme"

            You need to get your head out of the clouds, you want to be taught how to market on the internet... but when amazing professional IM'ers come and deliver that info to you (at a very small price) you tell them "why make a course if you make so much money?"... so stupid.

            You can tell steve is dedicated, firstly he answered your stupid post, second of all he has over 5000 posts at the Blueprint Central forum, and continues to help people DAILY with thier IM'ing...

            There are LOADS of success stories already, and more coming along all the time...

            you need this product dude... but you gotta change your attitude.

            Realise that steve has created this amazing course to help anyone make money online, with real e-commerce businesses, and gives you all the tools and ongoing support you would ever need.

            Josh
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      • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
        Hello Warrior,s. The price for the first couple of days in $297.00

        Several days later it will go up to $497.00.

        I own and in the first steps of setting up my first store.
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      • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
        Honestly get it before price increase. I bought the first one.

        Made money back quickly. The support you get is some
        of the best from any product owners.

        Videos are very effective. Step-by-step blueprint is killer.

        There is a reason they always sell out.

        And you get a guarantee.

        You can't ask for anything more.
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      • Profile picture of the author preneurseo
        Originally Posted by gorri View Post

        Does anyone know how much Niche Blueprint will cost, or about?

        Because they say there will be NO upsells, or monthly stuff or anything, and no offers later which probably means this will cost a lot.

        Right?
        I don't know about this but I have a feeling that you can download it for free through torrent.
        Everything is free there.
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        • Profile picture of the author mattford
          Originally Posted by preneurseo View Post

          I don't know about this but I have a feeling that you can download it for free through torrent.
          Everything is free there.
          While that might be true, you'll certainly need a new mindset if you want to attract JV partners here, or elsewhere, as your message comes across as conveying that people should just find a torrent of Steve's product, and not purchase.

          The thing is if you spend money on the product, you'll put more time and energy into trying to make it work. It's as simple as that. With that in mind, I'll note that I 100% endorse Niche Blueprint it's one of the best investments I've made. In fact, two of the products mentioned in this thread are both worth their weight in platinum: Niche Blueprint and IM Niche Formula with Mark Dulisse.

          I won't go into the niche markets I'm in at the moment, but I've held some top positions on Google for my keywords and received a HUGE surge of FREE traffic from what I learned in IM Niche Formula, and you can get it free when you order through Mark Dulisse Niche Blueprint Bonus :Best IM Launch Bonuses
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    • Profile picture of the author creative producer
      Once again, I am grateful to be a new member of this forum. I got an email from someone I respect and admire referring me to the Niche Blueprint sales page. I read through it and the thing that intrigued me most was that by the time I got to the end of the sales letter, I still didn't have a clear idea exactly what the business model was, or if it might be right for me. Yeah, e-commerce, but what, how exactly?

      Because I am a member of this forum, I came right over. Happily, thanks to lots of you folks, (both those who asked the right tough questions and those who did their best to answer them) I now, do, have a better idea of what the product offers, the pros and the cons and have concluded, that indeed, it is not for me.

      I think that's a win for me and for the folks at Niche Blueprint. Because of those who took the time to spell out the details the sales letter didn't, NB was saved an unhappy customer and a refund down the line. I saved myself the interest on the money and more importantly, the diversion of my attention and investment of time in something for which I'm not currently well suited. We both come out ahead.

      Good luck to those who have purchased!

      Long live the Warrior Forum and its contributors. You truly rock. Thanks, CP
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      • Profile picture of the author viryabosmith
        Originally Posted by creative producer View Post

        Once again, I am grateful to be a new member of this forum. I got an email from someone I respect and admire referring me to the Niche Blueprint sales page. I read through it and the thing that intrigued me most was that by the time I got to the end of the sales letter, I still didn't have a clear idea exactly what the business model was, or if it might be right for me. Yeah, e-commerce, but what, how exactly?

        Because I am a member of this forum, I came right over. Happily, thanks to lots of you folks, (both those who asked the right tough questions and those who did their best to answer them) I now, do, have a better idea of what the product offers, the pros and the cons and have concluded, that indeed, it is not for me.

        I think that's a win for me and for the folks at Niche Blueprint. Because of those who took the time to spell out the details the sales letter didn't, NB was saved an unhappy customer and a refund down the line. I saved myself the interest on the money and more importantly, the diversion of my attention and investment of time in something for which I'm not currently well suited. We both come out ahead.

        Good luck to those who have purchased!

        Long live the Warrior Forum and its contributors. You truly rock. Thanks, CP
        Yeah!!!! WF does rock. I have learnt so much in just a couple of weeks.
        But to put to practice?
        Hmmmmmm!!!!!
        Learned a lot but cant figure out my 1st step. Information overload.
        My good people of WF, talk to me. I need you now more than ever.
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        • Profile picture of the author IMChick
          Originally Posted by viryabosmith View Post

          Yeah!!!! WF does rock. I have learnt so much in just a couple of weeks.
          But to put to practice?
          Hmmmmmm!!!!!
          Learned a lot but cant figure out my 1st step. Information overload.
          My good people of WF, talk to me. I need you now more than ever.
          I'm sending you to the "search" function on the red ribbon above this thread so you don't hijack this thread with off-topic requests because you'll get a frown from everyone. Search for newbie, noob, starting out and see what's there in terms of resources and other ideas. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      I hope this thread will continue now that people have had a chance to purchase and review the product. Unfortunately, I just came across this today. I am a little tired of selling "information products" and nich sites with ads is typically chump change. I am very interested in merchant sites. I could do it myself, but if this product makes it easier and quicker, then it is worth a few hundred bucks. Customer interaction can be a real pain, but that's just part of doing business. (real sustainable business)
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    • Profile picture of the author fenderstrat78
      I'm in module 2 of Niche Blueprint, but so far it seems to be a very high quality course. But it'd better be given the price, I suppose. I'm just a noob to marketing, so I don't have too much to compare it to. Maybe I'll poke my nose in again when I get a couple more modules done (and a few bucks in my Paypal account.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Jasim
      great post and lots of valuable information from everyone, it is a little rich for my blood at the moment but will keep it mind for a future purchase thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    NurseHoney posted: The total price is $497. There is a payment plan option to split your payments in half if you'd like.

    Here's her entire post. It's quite good, take a look.

    Wow...after spending so much time in the Commission Blueprint forum I'd forgotten how jaded many people are from being ripped off. We don't get much of that in the CommBlue Forum, everyone is too thrilled with how much Steve and Tim overdelivered on that program and how much personal support is provided in there by Steve.

    I'm hoping I can answer the questions that have been asked here, not in an effort to promote Niche Blueprint, (which I don't mind telling you I am on my own site), but to give people the information they're looking for so that on Monday they can make an informed decision about whether Niche Blueprint is for them or not.

    @winebuddy - Niche Blueprint IS focused on setting up sales sites (ecommerce stores) for products like birdcages and other niches and sub niches. There's never been a secret made of that.

    @madisonavenue - This has nothing to do with affiliates. You're dealing with wholesale suppliers, not individual product owners. You own your store. You choose your niche and the products you want to supply to that niche. You set the prices, collect the payments, and place the order. If you choose to, you can sell your store.

    @jawai - I've seen parts of Niche Blueprint, but not the whole package. There was some testing done, of course, but only by a handful of folks. No one else has it yet. I know it works because I've seen firsthand the end results of using the methods taught in Niche Blueprint.

    @rayt - Products are purchased, as I mentioned earlier, from wholesale suppliers and/or manufacturers. You won't be buying anything from 'the creators', Steve, Tim, Dave and Mike, beyond your purchase of Niche Blueprint.

    @IMChick - The total price is $497. There is a payment plan option to split your payments in half if you'd like.

    @Nutrifitness - Commission Blueprint and Niche Blueprint are two completely different programs that teach two completely different business models with a singular goal. To give you diversity in the ways you put money in your pocket.

    CommBlue focuses on profitably promoting Clickbank products with PPC. The methods, of course, can be applied to any marketing plan. NicheBlue, on the other hand, teaches you how to research, create, market, expand and/or sell, your own ecommerce store.

    @JohnnyO - The train horn site was indeed profitable when it was for sale. It was profitable within a week of when it was first created. But when it was sold, it averaged a net profit of about $2000 per month. Today it's 2 1/2 times that amount. The results Steve talks about in the videos is current sales volume. His results. Steve and Tim did not own the site when it was for sale. They bought it.

    PM me if you need the email for CommBlue support.
    You should not be getting a fatal error, or any other kind.

    @IMChick - I'm puzzled how you can it's too expensive for what it is...since in all probability you don't know yet. As far as "customers piling into each niche they release"...there are no niches 'released'. Each person can choose whatever niche their little heart desires. You ARE the boss...you make all the decisions...this is a REAL business.

    @ad2012 - Thank you...you did a good job of covering most of the elements of Niche Blueprint. A couple of things though...things did not work out for the free hosting. Your store will be hosted with whomever you choose. Another important component that you didn't mention is the comprehensive suppliers directory that is also included. It rivals (if not surpasses) WorldWide Brands, which you would have to pay $299.00 to access.

    @rayt - Like Adam said...it's a one time payment...no monthly membership, not even a one time offer. The only expenses you'll incur after your purchase is a domain name, hosting, and an SSL certificate (which can be found for under $20, I paid $11.25 for one.) This is a security seal that lets customers know the site is secure for them to order.

    @madisonavenue - You're right, some ecommerce sites may be suffering right now. Some were suffering long before there was an economic slowdown. That's why the methods taught for researching your niche are so important. You'll learn how to choose niches that are most likely to be profitable. You do not have to deal with stock or inventory. You set up your own return policy, including a no return policy, should you so choose. In most cases, returns are made to and handled by the supplier.

    @amitywill - The birdcage site did indeed belong to Dave and Mike, and was sold several months before they met Steve and Tim. They have since formed a partnership to create and develop Niche Blueprint, based on the astounding results from not just Dave and Mike, but from Steve's own experience with the site he bought from them...the train horn site. As I said earlier, it was averaging about $2000 a month in profits, it's now around $5,000. It's had incoming links created, and SEO techniques applied, new inventory has been added as well as articles to the site. So while the basic site was there, the ranking and the income have gone up as a direct result of what's been done SINCE the purchase. And on Monday, when you see the sales page, you will indeed see further proof. (Yes, I have seen the sales page.) And you don't need to be 'experienced' in order to be successful. I had no prior experience in ecommerce stores.

    @ad2012 - Good point, yes, there can be a few headaches. I can't think of too many real business models that don't have them. And that's exactly what the Hermansen brothers were doing when they met Steve. They had been quietly making a small fortune from creating websites, or buying them cheaply, giving them a makeover, and making them profitable. Then they decided whether they wanted to sell them or keep them. And yes, they (all the guys) have a sewing machine site that's fairly new and already bringing in over $7000 a month in sales. I do know the URL, but to respect their privacy, I won't display in a public forum.

    @WF4me - I agree, I hope people do their due diligence, not just on Niche Blueprint, but on any program they're considering. Not every business model is right for every person. While I'm not one of the authors of Niche Blueprint, I can address many of the concerns you voiced. They did not try 'unsuccessfully' to flip the pbmissions site. They sold it. The margin rate WAS 20%...it's now between 30 and 35%. And while you may think $3000 a month is "certainly not great or outstanding in any way", I for one disagree. I think it's extremely outstanding to be able to make $3000 a month with about 4-6 hours of work per week.

    If you have a phone or an email account, you have all the "specialized software" you need to forward customer info to the suppliers. The ecommerce platform itself (provided in Niche Blueprint) takes care of tracking sales. You only deal with customer phone calls if you choose to. Having a phone number on your website is a good idea, but certainly not a requirement. If you're in business today, you'll likely have to deal with credit card processing, but even that isn't completely necessary. NicheBlue explains all the options. Items out of stock from time to time become a reality when you begin selling something besides digital products.

    I can't imagine what you've seen that would lead you to believe there will be no customer support from Niche Blueprint. There will be an abundance of support, personal support from Steve, Tim, Dave and Mike and perhaps one or two other trusted sources. You can't come up with a problem you won't be helped with. This attention to personal support is one of the reasons they're putting a cap on the number of people who purchase.

    Yes, pbmissions is ranked well in Google, usually in the first or second spot for the keywords associated with the site. And isn't that what so many of the 'gurus' teach? Find a hungry market without a lot of competition and you can own it. Yes, who knew there was a market? Dave did. He did the research and determined there was not only a market, but a hungry, passionate market. Who else knew there was market for such a crazy product? Steve did. Which is why he bought it. And because it's even more successful now than it was before, should he decide at some point to sell it, he can get at least double what he paid for it.

    And no, there's no "magic voodoo" about SEO, it's just still a mystery for a lot of folks. The reasons the train horn site ranks well is because of what Steve did to it and for it...and that's exactly what he'll teach you how to do in Niche Blueprint for your store.

    @Donnie - It is easy to outsource many of the day to day jobs of running an ecommerce store. And you could outsource everything, including the set up if that's what you wanted to do. And as soon as they start showing profits, you can indeed flip them. As I said before, that's what Dave and Mike have been doing for several years.

    @joe0074 - Running an ecommerce store doesn't have to be hard work at all. If you find that it's more work than you like, you always have the option of selling it. There simply are no hidden costs. You may choose to run a ppc campaign, but that's totally a personal choice and not necessary to have a successful store.

    @brucerby - Again, I'm a little confused by how much work you seem to think is involved. Yes, there is some, but if you know of way to make money with absolutely no work, I'd love to hear about it. And if you can dismiss $2000 a month in profits, perhaps this isn't the program for you. But I know many people working 40+ hours a week for that same amount, or even less, that would gladly welcome the opportunity to make $2000 a month in 4-6 hours worth of work a week instead of 40.

    I hope I've answered everyone's questions here. I've tried to be as helpful as I could be in clearing up any confusions or misconceptions. If anyone has any further questions, I'm more than happy to address them. You're welcome to PM me, or ask them here, and if it's something I can answer, I'll be glad to.

    Warm regards,
    Honey Wesley
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  • Profile picture of the author schnisz
    Interesting info everyone thanks! I've been looking at it too, I thought I heard it mentioned somewhere in one of the video's that you also get commission blueprint?
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    • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
      @schnisz - I think you're mistaken...you don't also get Commission Blueprint. However, if you previously purchased CommBlue, Steve offers a substantial discount.

      Honey
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  • Profile picture of the author maryjane123
    nursehoney;

    can you please explain what "The ecommerce platform itself (provided in Niche Blueprint) takes care of tracking sales." means?

    will they have access to my shopping cart and know what products i am selling? thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
      Hi Maryjane,

      I'm sorry, I probably should have worded that more clearly. The software you'll use for your store has many built in features. One of them is the ability to create reports showing you which products were viewed the most and which were purchased the most. There are numerous other reports you can see as well.

      You can also keep track of inventory and which items are out of stock, which would be helpful if you were actually stocking inventory, and you could choose to do that if you wanted to, but most folks will be using the dropshipping suppliers. It's easier to do and there's no tracking of inventory because you don't stock any!

      Hope that helps.

      Honey
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      • Profile picture of the author Max Ramocsai
        I thought CB offered a ton of value for the price so I assume that NB will be no different.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Heusman
          I was lucky enough to preview some of the niche blueprint materials (not all of it, Tim and Steve are saving most for the launch) and it was REALLY good stuff. The presentation and explanation of the materials covered is top notch and I believe this course will really enable even the newest marketers to have some huge successes.

          I have been in contact with Tim and he was nice enough to answer some interview style questions for me that I posted on my site. I originally was going to offer the interview as a bonus to those who bought through my affiliate link, but I think it will actually better help people to decide if Niche Blueprint is for them.

          The link to go check that out is in my Signature. Tim revealed some nice little gems in the interview and it has me getting really excited about how good this course is going to be.
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          • Profile picture of the author dave6
            Hey Gang

            I am concerned about the amount of or the handling of returned products and the amount or frequency of phone support that this type of business would require. Do products that are returned by buyers (because it is broken or has missing parts or simply don't like) shipped to me to stored in my garage? What on earth would I do with it? If you have a no return policy would that greatly reduce the number of sales? I would not buy if there was a no return policy. With an info product you just return the money, easy and simple.

            The amount of phone calls from buyers complaining or needing support of some kind could be quite high, yes/no?

            And last, finding a niche in the info field is hard enough, but finding one that is competitive and the right keywords that no one is bidding on seems very difficult. The creators had suggested this in an interview.

            If anyone could answer these questions for all of us here who has experience in selling physical products would be appreciated. Don't mean to sound negative but the vast majority of us are not familiar with selling physical products so we may not be aware of the many headaches involved.

            David
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy1750
    Hi everybody,

    At the moment I'm sitting on the fence about this product. I was a Commission Blueprint member and I have to admit that it was good. Nevertheless the pricetag was much much lower which made it worth a punt. I'm not so sure about the cost of NicheBlueprint and whether it's going to add value to my business. I may buy tomorrow, I may not. I'm a Commission Blueprint monthly member so I also get a big discount. However, it's still expensive.

    As pointed above in previous posts the Commission Blueprint forum is always very positive with lots of satisfied customers. However, I have seen very few success stories published there! I still think that CB is a good product and promote it on my blog for the simple reason that it reveals everything that there is to learn about PPC marketing. However, it illustrates that you have to be careful how you interpret all the promotional "propaganda" that you see prior to any launch. Making money online is not as easy as some portray it to be.

    To make an informed decision about any product like this I think that it's important to consider not just the positives but also the negatives. We have already heard about the positives from all the marketing materials. So, I think it's now worth considering some of the negatives:

    1) So you get a free ecommerce platform. So what!? I can get very good e-commerce package for free called osCommerce without subscribing to the course. I can also get templates for free which look very much more professional than those used in the sites published as success stories by the NicheBlueprint guys.

    2) Finding Niches is not that hard with a good program like micronichefinder. Take the bird cage niche for instance. I did some keyword research using Micronichefinder which took all but 5 minutes and I came up with 80% of the top 10 keywords that they rank for (their website is bird-cage.com and you can find details about their keywords on SEMrush.com).

    3. Getting a good Google ranking is all about back links/anchor text and selecting keywords. I've already covered keyword selection above (and if you select good keywords you're 99.9% of the way there anyway). If I go on to Yahoo Site Explorer and type in the bird cage site or their train horns site I can see their entire backlinking strategy already for free!? Using micronichefinder or Nichewatch.com it's also possible to estimate how many anchor backlinks you need to compete for these keywords.

    4. I believe that you get free hosting. I've already got hosting thanks.

    5. They have compiled a list of dropshippers. Firstly I'm based in the UK so so what use is a list of US dropshippers to me? Secondly, if you've got any get up and go it's not that difficult to find dropshippers. Search a few forums, ask some forum members or join one of many (far cheaper) paid directories. And how good is this list of dropshippers they are going to compile? It's always hot or miss and I'm sure they can't have tried every one!?

    6. The most difficult think about dropshipping is all the crap that you have to deal with. Customer questions, customer complaints and returns, guarantees etc. NicheBlueprint does not help with any of this. If you make sales I think your going to have to spend a lot more that 4 hours a week running your business!?

    7. Just think what else you could buy for the money!!

    As I've said these are just the negatives and there are of course many positives. Nevertheless, given the price I don't think it's a simple decision.

    Whatever happens however, I think that the only guys that are truly guaranteed to make an absolute killing form this project are the NicheBluePrint team. You do have to admire them though - it's an awesome marketing machine.

    Thanks,

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Heusman
      While these are all valid concerns and questions being brought up, it seems like people are over thinking this. Either the drop-shipping E-commerce site business model is something you want to give a shot, or it isn't. If you are afraid of potentially having to deal with customer issues or product issues, then it probably isn't the business model for you. But if you are willing to put in the work and follow the proven plan laid out in Niche Blueprint, you could reap the rewards. To me, all of these easily addressed concerns are just limiting thoughts that keep people from truly succeeding.

      And luckily, Tim and Steve are giving 30 days of full on training, so all of the concerns you have now and concerns you would have along the way would be answered by the experts. I will be getting this course on launch day and look forward to learning from these guys and the course.
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      • Profile picture of the author mojo13
        Originally Posted by Jonathan Heusman View Post

        To me, all of these easily addressed concerns are just limiting thoughts that keep people from truly succeeding.
        How do you know they are easily addressed?

        Originally Posted by Jonathan Heusman View Post

        And luckily, Tim and Steve are giving 30 days of full on training, so all of the concerns you have now and concerns you would have along the way would be answered by the experts.
        Wow, aren't we lucky everyone.

        Originally Posted by Jonathan Heusman View Post

        I will be getting this course on launch day and look forward to learning from these guys and the course.
        So you have no idea what this is about and "look forward to learning from these guys"?

        Yet you promote it like it is the greatest thing since sliced bread?

        This crap is getting old.
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        • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
          I hoped the extremely lengthy, very detailed response I gave would have answered most of the common concerns about a business model many have never tried, but it seems there are still more.

          I am in no way trying to talk anyone into buying Niche Blueprint, although I make no secret of the fact I'm promoting it, because I KNOW the kind of money that can be made with ecommerce stores. If you don't think you'd be happy selling physical products, the decision is very simple...don't buy it.

          If you think you can do it all on your own, with free tools and without the help of experts, by all means, go for it. Obviously you don't need the tools and guidance Niche Blueprint will provide.

          My posts were meant to address the questions raised by people sitting on the fence about it...wishing they knew more details before making up their mind.

          @Andy - Yes, you can indeed get ecommerce platforms free, and templates too. Just like you can get free keyword tools, and free SEO information, and free advice on training your dog, improving your golf swing, and losing weight...yet people still buy the paid versions, because typically they're better in some way than the free ones.

          No, finding niches is not terribly hard. Finding *profitable* niches takes a little more skill. Niche Blueprint teaches that skill.

          Backlinking *may* be as "straightforward" as you suggest, but it doesn't mean everyone knows how to do it. If you've seen the videos, and if you should see the sales page on Monday, you'll see that Niche Blueprint has been created so that even someone with little or no experience in online marketing can do it. So of course they'll address the ways effective backlinking can be accomplished.

          You're right, most people do have their own hosting provider already, and for that reason, among others, Steve has decided not to offer free hosting, and to include something different that will be of more benefit to his customers.

          Yes, you can find information about dropshippers. That hasn't stopped a major directory from charging $299 for access to their information. And while you can find information about dropshippers, do you have the time to speak with thousands of them and do the research to determine which ones are reputable?

          Whether or not it's an "expensive product" is a matter of perspective.

          And as far as thinking about what else you could buy for the money, you could make that same argument about a $27 ebook. Or a diet program. Or anything else that's ever sold, by anyone, anywhere.

          And frankly, in my opinion, if you think dealing with "Customer questions, customer complaints and returns, guarantees etc" is "crap", you don't need to be in the business of selling. Because 'customers' are those people who buy things from you, and if you think their questions and concerns are 'crap', you'll be doing both of you a favor not selling them anything at all.

          @Dave - Returns are typically handled by the dropshippers, you don't ever have to handle the merchandise.

          How many phone calls or emails you get depends in part on what type of products you choose to sell. Some are by nature much more involved. You'll typically have more customer questions the more expensive your products are. Many people like to know there's a person behind the store before they turn over several hundred dollars.

          And yes, having a no return policy would probably cost you sales, and I advise absolutely you should have a return policy. However, I only mentioned that to illustrate the fact that it's YOUR store...and you can make whatever decision about it you like...even a wrong one.

          The beauty of earning your living online (like I do), is that there are so many ways to do it. For a long time I did it by freelance writing. Now I do it with some affiliate promotions, some ecommerce stores, and my own products.

          So if you don't like ecommerce, it would be insane to buy a product like Niche Blueprint that teaches you how to do it. You can buy a product that teaches how to do affiliate marketing, or blog/video/article marketing, or making money with CPA offers, or PPC marketing...and the list goes on.

          Making money with ecommerce stores is just one way of earning money online. If it's not for you, then neither is Niche Blueprint. But that doesn't keep it from being a great product for those who like the idea of having online stores.

          If anyone has any other questions, I'll be glad to do my best to answer them.

          Warm regards,
          Honey
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          • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Heusman
            Couldn't have said it better myself.

            Originally Posted by nursehoney View Post

            I hoped the extremely lengthy, very detailed response I gave would have answered most of the common concerns about a business model many have never tried, but it seems there are still more.

            I am in no way trying to talk anyone into buying Niche Blueprint, although I make no secret of the fact I'm promoting it, because I KNOW the kind of money that can be made with ecommerce stores. If you don't think you'd be happy selling physical products, the decision is very simple...don't buy it.

            If you think you can do it all on your own, with free tools and without the help of experts, by all means, go for it. Obviously you don't need the tools and guidance Niche Blueprint will provide.

            My posts were meant to address the questions raised by people sitting on the fence about it...wishing they knew more details before making up their mind.

            @Andy - Yes, you can indeed get ecommerce platforms free, and templates too. Just like you can get free keyword tools, and free SEO information, and free advice on training your dog, improving your golf swing, and losing weight...yet people still buy the paid versions, because typically they're better in some way than the free ones.

            No, finding niches is not terribly hard. Finding *profitable* niches takes a little more skill. Niche Blueprint teaches that skill.

            Backlinking *may* be as "straightforward" as you suggest, but it doesn't mean everyone knows how to do it. If you've seen the videos, and if you should see the sales page on Monday, you'll see that Niche Blueprint has been created so that even someone with little or no experience in online marketing can do it. So of course they'll address the ways effective backlinking can be accomplished.

            You're right, most people do have their own hosting provider already, and for that reason, among others, Steve has decided not to offer free hosting, and to include something different that will be of more benefit to his customers.

            Yes, you can find information about dropshippers. That hasn't stopped a major directory from charging $299 for access to their information. And while you can find information about dropshippers, do you have the time to speak with thousands of them and do the research to determine which ones are reputable?

            Whether or not it's an "expensive product" is a matter of perspective.

            And as far as thinking about what else you could buy for the money, you could make that same argument about a $27 ebook. Or a diet program. Or anything else that's ever sold, by anyone, anywhere.

            And frankly, in my opinion, if you think dealing with "Customer questions, customer complaints and returns, guarantees etc" is "crap", you don't need to be in the business of selling. Because 'customers' are those people who buy things from you, and if you think their questions and concerns are 'crap', you'll be doing both of you a favor not selling them anything at all.

            @Dave - Returns are typically handled by the dropshippers, you don't ever have to handle the merchandise.

            How many phone calls or emails you get depends in part on what type of products you choose to sell. Some are by nature much more involved. You'll typically have more customer questions the more expensive your products are. Many people like to know there's a person behind the store before they turn over several hundred dollars.

            And yes, having a no return policy would probably cost you sales, and I advise absolutely you should have a return policy. However, I only mentioned that to illustrate the fact that it's YOUR store...and you can make whatever decision about it you like...even a wrong one.

            The beauty of earning your living online (like I do), is that there are so many ways to do it. For a long time I did it by freelance writing. Now I do it with some affiliate promotions, some ecommerce stores, and my own products.

            So if you don't like ecommerce, it would be insane to buy a product like Niche Blueprint that teaches you how to do it. You can buy a product that teaches how to do affiliate marketing, or blog/video/article marketing, or making money with CPA offers, or PPC marketing...and the list goes on.

            Making money with ecommerce stores is just one way of earning money online. If it's not for you, then neither is Niche Blueprint. But that doesn't keep it from being a great product for those who like the idea of having online stores.

            If anyone has any other questions, I'll be glad to do my best to answer them.

            Warm regards,
            Honey
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            • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
              @Honey- No offence Honey and I'm not trying to be rude here but you are a total cb and Steve Clayton fan. You are even a moderator of the commission blueprint forum owned by Steve Clayton and last week you even said in the forum-

              "Are y'all understanding now why I became a 'Clayton groupie' months ago?"

              Now I agree that commission blueprint was good, Steve produced everything in a step by step matter that was easy to follow, however the information was basic and didn't explain anything that an experienced ppc marketer didn't already know.

              I would like to guess that cb hasn't made anyone rich.

              What I'm getting at here is that how are we supposed to take a self confessed 'Clayton groupie' seriously? You are obviously totally biased and from your posts here you are turning everything about niche blueprint into a positive.

              This forum is supposed to be a non promotional forum and although you are not blatantly promoting you are doing it in a clever way.

              To be honest and don't take offense to this Honey, if Steve were to sell dog s**t and wrap it up in a red ribbon and say it was the next big thing you would promote it and probably buy it.

              Now that doesn't mean that niche blueprint won't be good. Nobody knows how good it will be, I do know it will be presented in a good manner as was commission blueprint. But as to whether it will make everyone who buys it and puts it to use rich is another matter and cannot be answered by the people with niche blueprint links in their signiture or by anyone unless you can see the future.

              All the people promoting NB know about it is what they have learnt from the affiliate/ JV page. And maybe a few have seen the sales page already but that means nothing.

              No offence to the 'Clayton groupies' but I won't be taking your posts, positive reviews, positive posts, forum signitures and anything you have to say seriously.

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

                  Not long left now guys/girls

                  Only two days
                  Originally Posted by Shevd View Post

                  Less than 5 hours to go
                  Why do you feel the need to keep spamming this thread? Possibly in the hope that people will buy through your signiture and you will make $250
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                  • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
                    Perhaps I missed it somewhere but has this question been answered:

                    What is the ecommerce engine being used here?

                    I like the plan of having templates available but if it is a standard engine like oscommerce, zen, or magneto I can draw upon a wealth of templates from, say TemplateMonster.com

                    Which brings up one additional cost I don't think was mentioned...

                    Clearly there will need to be custom graphics created for almost any very specific niche? No big deal but I don't think it's been mentioned...

                    Personally, I think this product represents a pretty good looking value in terms of positive feedback about the creators and I'll pick it up if for no other reason than my time in having at least a decent roadmap and some guidance is worth a lot more than $500 in trying to figure out/piece together everything myself...

                    Oh...and anyone have an opinion on who has the most kick-butt bonus out there for this?

                    I've seen the ones listed here but am curious if anyone plans on buying from someone else specifically for a killer bonus.

                    Thanks!
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                    • Profile picture of the author freelikehell
                      Originally Posted by LonNaylor View Post

                      Perhaps I missed it somewhere but has this question been answered:

                      What is the ecommerce engine being used here?
                      I think you can use any open source ecommerce engine. The details haven't been revealed yet. Maybe they have a better plan laid out in the course (obviously they do)

                      You're right about the templates though. But, I think you can create decent graphics for any business by spending a few bucks. Additional graphics may cost a bit, but I have seen many stores being run without any graphics (just a logo, and product images, and you're done)

                      Originally Posted by LonNaylor View Post

                      Oh...and anyone have an opinion on who has the most kick-butt bonus out there for this?

                      I've seen the ones listed here but am curious if anyone plans on buying from someone else specifically for a killer bonus.

                      Thanks!
                      Don't plan to brag, but there are so many bonuses, that its really tough to decide the killer bonus. Tim and Steve have got a huge army of affiliates since Commission blueprint was such a huge hit. btw, you can check out my $150 cashback bonus. There is no one else offering such a huge cashback. But, I'm not giving any info-products (videos, reports etc.). So, if you need such bonuses, then search google. You'll find 10 pages full of bonuses. Too damn competitive
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by Andy1750 View Post

      Hi everybody,

      6. The most difficult think about dropshipping is all the crap that you have to deal with. Customer questions, customer complaints and returns, guarantees etc.

      Andy
      Yeah, cuz you never have to deal with any of that stuff if you don't use dropshipping. No one ever complains, asks for a refund or asks questions if you sell on Clickbank.

      Too too funny....
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy1750
    Jonathan,

    I see what is going on here.

    While you comment that people are over thinking, you are oversimplifying. You address one of the negatives and dismiss it outright. Read the other comments above. There are many other valid points made.

    I reiterate:

    - You can already get perfectly adequate ecommerce platforms for free.

    - Finding Niches is not hard anyway using other fantastic tools.

    - Backlinking strategy is straightforward and the guys have already revealed via what they have already told us what their back linking strategies are.

    - I already have hosting, as will many others.

    - Information about dropshippers is already available in the public domain, or as part of a paid service which is considerably cheaper than the cost of this product.

    - It's an expensive product and just think what else you could buy for that money.

    And above all else you are promoting the product via your signature and have numerous bonuses on your site if it's bought via your link!? This of course introduces significant bias into any opinion that you may offer.

    In my opinion this is nothing more than a promotional post with contributions from the other CB groupies that are clearly involved in the launch of the product. This makes a mockery of what is meant to be a constructive, informative and neutral forum. Promoting a product in your signature is permitted. However creating a blatently promotional post is quite frankly annoying and unacceptable and I hope that other readers will see through precisely what you are doing here.

    I'm not falling for this promotional garbage. I'm not buying out of sheer annoyance and I suggest that others do the same out of principal and for outright abuse of our otherwise fantastic forum. I would report this post as misuse but I want others to see precisely what is going on here.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author dave6
      Hey Jonathan

      I'm not trying to be negative but get a realistic view of what can be expected in terms of running an e-commerce site.

      David
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Heusman
        With all due respect Andy, I merely gave my opinion of the product, nothing I said was promotional. Biased? Maybe, as I have actually previewed a portion of the product and seen the high quality of it. When I see something of high quality, of course I will have something good to say about it. Wouldn't you?

        As for a link in my signature and offering bonuses for the product, that is called internet marketing. Hopefully people who are interested in Niche Blueprint will get some good information from the link in my signature if they choose to check it out.

        Regardless of what you think about "what is going on here", we are all entitled to our opinions, and it is sad that you can't differentiate opinion from promotion. Not everyone is trying to rip you off. The best people can do is gather as much information and as many opinions as they can and decipher it all for themselves to figure out if a product is for them. If you don't like a particular opinion Andy, that is too bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoyChan
    Very interesting thread. The tone on this forum is very different than CB forum. (Yes, I am a CB member and trying to see how people say about NBP before I pull my trigger.)

    But I guess, one of the most important decision is this: Are you willing to deal with customers?

    You need to think and come back to the core of question - Is your business scalable???

    Any successful business is:
    1) A in-demand product (Demand)
    2) Channel to market that product (Conversion)
    3) A team of people who help you to see the product (Traffic)

    Is do dropshiping the way to go? I don't know, but I guess, if you can make a system to sell your shop. Then it maybe worth it.

    Consider this: for $497, you get a software with template, and an education course for doing physical products. How long make you back the $497?! If you don't do it, what are you doing to generate the money? It may be a good educational course, which is how I look at it.

    I am not living in the States, hence it does not make the highest appeal to me. I have asked Steve on this one, and he assures me that it will be answered and handled.

    If you want a bonus, you may get one from Mark Ling:

    http://www.nicheblueprintexclusive.com

    It also provides an audio interview with Steve, (I am not connected with Mark Ling) at all, but I am just on his newsletter and listened to his interview.

    My 2 cents.

    Roy

    P.S. I do have my affiliate link for NBP. BUT, I think if you want NBP, just buy it direct, under someone is offering you some 100 or 150 rebate, otherwise, buying things with TONS of jacked-up bonuses just HURT you.

    Buying through directly off from NicheBluePrint.com maybe the best thing, because you will put ALL your efforts to get this baby worthwhile Do not let other so-called bonuses to distract you [ ONLY IF YOU are determined.]
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFacelessGuru
    I think the guys did a good job on this one as well. They have a good presentation in place.

    And a lot of big named affiliates backing them.

    The Faceless Guru
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    • Profile picture of the author robert key
      Hi Warriors,

      I just purchased the Niche Blueprint and I'm disappointed. I'm not
      disappointed in the info - I'm thoroughly disappointed in their delivery
      process!

      They're doing just like the Arbitrage Conspiracy folks - they're spoon-feeding people so that you can't go through the modules at your own pace!

      That sucks!

      If you're considering getting this, just know that you have to waste
      precious time sitting around waiting on them to activate the other
      modules, etc.

      They claim that we could have a site "up and running" and earning money
      within the first 30 days - how can we do this if they've set it up so that
      we can't even finish the entire course for almost 30 days?

      This is frustrating...

      Robert
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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        Originally Posted by keyz View Post

        Hi Warriors,

        I just purchased the Niche Blueprint and I'm disappointed. I'm not
        disappointed in the info - I'm thoroughly disappointed in their delivery
        process!

        They're doing just like the Arbitrage Conspiracy folks - they're spoon-feeding people so that you can't go through the modules at your own pace!

        That sucks!

        If you're considering getting this, just know that you have to waste
        precious time sitting around waiting on them to activate the other
        modules, etc.

        They claim that we could have a site "up and running" and earning money
        within the first 30 days - how can we do this if they've set it up so that
        we can't even finish the entire course for almost 30 days?

        This is frustrating...

        Robert
        You should have paid attention. It was made clear it would be released in stages, though it is kinda hard to build a site and have it make money in 30 days when they don't release the site building module until week 5. Still, is it really that big a deal if you don't make any money until day 39 or 40? That is the ultimate goal, right? To make money? And if it isn't working out by day 45, get a refund.

        Don't lose sight of the big picture.
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        • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
          For me, I picked this one up instantly - here's why:

          1. I was a Commission Blueprint customer and know that the Steve is a rare case of excellent teacher, with proven information and terrific support that demonstrates he really cares about his customers - short-term AND longer-term.

          2. He partnered with one of the best resources for locating dropship vendors in the business - that means not only will he be kicking this off with one of the best dropship sourcing databases available today -but it will continue to grow (they mentioned several countries they are currently sourcing additional suppliers)

          3. They provide the tools and templates to setup e-commerce sites on MY OWN DOMAIN...unlike many other past e-commerce setup and stores that hosted on their own domains

          4. They are great at SEO - so this package (unlike Commission Blueprint) is all about getting free traffic to your e-commerce sites which makes it a great package for both start-up and experienced online marketers.

          5. Their sample sites look professional and they have some proven case studies that make me feel confident their templates actually work

          6. Steve is a great teacher and he responds - so this will only get better over the next 30-day program...

          I am one who has built my own e-commerce sites, sourced physical goods, negotiated with suppliers in the US and around the world, done the time-consuming exercise of finding credible dropship suppliers - this will save me SO MUCH time and enhance my options for selling products, this would be worth it for me at ten times the price.

          Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author shorwood
    I purchased CB and it was an excellent product. Niche Blueprint is just as good, actually better. They teamed up with two more guys who are amazing, and they have set up their program so that you literally don't need to buy anything after you pay for Niche Blueprint. They have their own webhosting and everything. These guys are amazing, and they have been making alot of money behind the scenes. I am actually going to head over there and purchase Niche Blueprint right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author John34
    Just paid for it,module 1 and modules 2 are already up.All looks good so far.Oh yea,i got for nice discount of $200.
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    • Profile picture of the author efrontiers
      Hi John34, can I inquire where did you get your NB at such price? I missed the launch and hopes to get it when it reopens.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ronbra
        I think it will be open again somewhere in march
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        • Profile picture of the author Baystreet
          Originally Posted by Ronbra View Post

          I think it will be open again somewhere in march
          March 16th
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  • Profile picture of the author mbomb
    Anyone know where I can signup as an affiliate to commission blueprint?

    Mike
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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?

      Mike
      Here's the link to the commission blueprint affiliate page-
      commissionblueprint dot com/affiliates.htm

      If you meant to say the niche blueprint affiliate program then according to the creator on his commission blueprint forum they are no longer accepting affiliates.

      Amitywill
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    It looks like its through paydotcom.com - I bought it. I like it so far. I actually make over 10 g a month with ecommerce sites, but I kind of lucked my way into it. Interested to see if there is anything new here. So far nothing earth shattering but solid info for sure. And if you have no experience with ecommerce this seems like a really great product. I have a friend who got taken by one of those seminars and basically bought something similar for $4000. From what I saw of that program, this is better. Very easy to follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phreshredd
    Bleh, If I had the money I'd pay for it. Anyone with any 200$ cashback offers? hehe..
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    • Profile picture of the author John34
      Originally Posted by Phreshredd View Post

      Bleh, If I had the money I'd pay for it. Anyone with any 200$ cashback offers? hehe..
      Yes,i can help,contact me for $200 discount on niche blueprint.
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  • Profile picture of the author maryjane123
    mbomb;

    you can sign up for commission blueprint at clickbank. or nicheblueprintjv.com for niche blueprint
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  • Profile picture of the author apollocreed
    nursehoney,

    You seem to have very skillfully skirted the question that @donnie asked and which I always ask myself before buying a product:

    If it is as simple as they say in the sales letter to create and profit from these sites and make thousands per month, why are they selling the system instead of just outsourcing it to cheap workers and make 10 times more?

    JKN
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    • Profile picture of the author freelikehell
      P.S: New update.

      It seems that Niche Blueprint is already on the verge of selling out.
      They had planned to keep it live till 19th jan, but they just told me that due to the huge number of sales happened in the last 7 hours since its launch, they'll be closing all doors to it by midnight 13th jan.
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  • Profile picture of the author lburrell
    The ppl making all the money from this thing are the affiliates and the creators. They do a little bit of promotion and boom $200+ a pop. Read the sales page people and ALWAYS remember this saying:

    "If it's too good to be true, IT IS!"

    "...literally anyone can do this. A student, mother or grandfather. Anyone.

    Remember the reasons why?

    You do not need a list, a product of your own, any experience or investment... and the best thing is that once you have registered below we will give you a complete end-to-end guide to get everything set up quickly so you can start cranking out money faster than you ever imagined was possible..

    Ok... so hopefully by this stage you'll realize just how powerful the "Niche Blueprint" formula is, how much you'll benefit and the insane levels of additional income that you can fully expect to create... "

    Come onnnnnnnnnn....
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    • Profile picture of the author jbpico
      Originally Posted by reelfat View Post

      Thanx for all the reviews. Any affiliates offering rebates?

      reelfat
      PM me for my affiliate link and I'll give you a $150 rebate. Goes for anybody else interested too.
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      • Profile picture of the author essoess
        Are the figures he claims to earn monthly, total sales, or commision. And If it is commission, how much is that?

        Stein
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  • Profile picture of the author BarJack
    I purchased Niche Blueprint yesterday - will let you know how it goes?
    Be glad to answer questions.
    so far $$$ = <-$497> little humor.........
    But I have confidence!
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  • Profile picture of the author tycoon828
    Can anybody here answer my question please?

    Who will deal with customer service phone call? ( ask question about product, complain the difference between the real product and online pics ......through free 800 number ) Me or dropshipper?

    Who will deal with wraping, shipping, goods return, cash refund......?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author messiah
      Originally Posted by tycoon828 View Post

      Can anybody here answer my question please?

      Who will deal with customer service phone call? ( ask question about product, complain the difference between the real product and online pics ......through free 800 number ) Me or dropshipper?

      Who will deal with wraping, shipping, goods return, cash refund......?

      Thanks
      Don't you know? You're not supposed to figure that out until you plunk down 500 clams. Chances are good, you're not going to like the answers to some of those questions either.

      That being said, I'm willing to make an educated guess on who'll be doing the shipping though... Hint: It's not you.
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  • Profile picture of the author shukes
    Hi Guys, I am interested in going forward with this, but I do have a little question and that is, since I live in the UK, can NBP be for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author notatechie
    I'm also grateful for this forum. I also received several emails promoting this program. And it may be incredibly wonderful and profitable, but as someone new, I need to focus. It's always that fear of loss that gets me to question myself. I know its Marketing 101, however, even with that knowledge, the emotion can still creep in. It's one of the reasons, the content copy is so important to have a successful campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    I'm very tired of guru groupies and rah-rah launches, I don't know how else to say it. And guys, you're biased if you're on the CB forums and then come here telling all how great this is. Believe me, we can tell.

    By spending $500 or $300 whatever your discount level is for this course, you can set up your own ecommerce solution with $475 or more to spare. This doesn't seem different, it just seems like it drips info to everyone. But are you really satisfied waiting 3 more weeks till you get to the setup module? What else could you have done in that three weeks time?

    Any critiques (from non affiliate or non forum groupies over on the CB boards) of the actual mechanics of the course now that a few are inside?
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  • Profile picture of the author BubbasBits
    I have to say there is a lot of valuable information here and a lot of different perspectives.
    I would like to share a slightly different one, first I would like to say I have Comm BluePrint, along with Thousands of dollars in other programs and systems I have purchased. I also just purchased Niche Blueprint.

    I have to say out of the all the programs I have purchased Steve and Tim have great information and operate their business with integrity and honesty.
    I understand some of you think profit margins are smaller and there is more work involved than simply selling an information product and that is probably true, but it also has its advantages by being able to dominate a niche more easily since the sky is the limit on what you can sell.
    And everything imaginable is being sold on the internet, as a matter of fact where is the first place we go to find a hard to find item.

    Now from my perspective; I used to own a traditional brick and morter offline store with employees, overhead, maintenance, inventory, etc.
    I had a relatively small business and it cost 25,000 -30,000 per month to operate whether we sold any thing or not. If I would have had the opportunity to sell online with basically no overhead, no building, no inventory and could handle everything from a remote location that would have been unbelievable. That is now possible! To me running a business like this is a dream job with all kinds of free time.
    You must remember it wasn't very long ago when being a business owner meant 12 or 18 hour days 7 days a week. The internet has changed that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Walters
      Hi

      Originally Posted by BubbasBits View Post

      Now from my perspective; I used to own a traditional brick and morter offline store with employees, overhead, maintenance, inventory, etc.
      I had a relatively small business and it cost 25,000 -30,000 per month to operate whether we sold any thing or not. If I would have had the opportunity to sell online with basically no overhead, no building, no inventory and could handle everything from a remote location that would have been unbelievable. That is now possible! To me running a business like this is a dream job with all kinds of free time.
      You must remember it wasn't very long ago when being a business owner meant 12 or 18 hour days 7 days a week. The internet has changed that.
      I have a similar perspective. Used to have a consulting / software business. Niche research for NB vs ongoing prospecting to corporates / writing proposals / doing proof of concepts. $497 once-off vs signing a 3 year rental agreement to accommodate 10 employees, equipment & SW for 10 employees + of course 10 monthly salaries. Not to mention levies etc.

      This was a no-brainer for me.

      I recognise the frustration of some buyers that they have to wait for the next couple of modules. I felt that initial irriration too. However, I've found I've needed the time anyway to adequate research the recommended 20 prospective niches - so the drip-feed hasn't actually negatively impacted me. Might in fact even helped to discipline me to the do thorough research. Gee - I wonder if that's what they did it ...

      Hopefully some of the more active NB purchasers will have enough success stories to report so that when NB reopens in a few months prospective buyers will have more than sales letter critique and opinions to guide them.

      Impressions after Module 2. Same good quality videos as CB from Steve. Plus getting good inputs from Dave - giving us his street-smart ecommerce insights.

      Like another poster has mentioned - this business model is one I can actualy discuss with my wife. Who knows - I might even be able to outsource some of the research to her - especially if its knitting or sewing machines, or bags, or ...
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  • Profile picture of the author iddigger
    I got to laugh at Niche Blueprint.
    Why pay 500.00 to find something to sell ?

    Oh ya and they don't tell you everything.

    If you like to do a lot of work Niche Blueprint might be great.

    Niche Blueprint or Tim & Steve is going to make a lot of money
    from you all which will probably be easier than finding more niches
    for themselves.
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    • Profile picture of the author tntrader
      Originally Posted by iddigger View Post

      I got to laugh at Niche Blueprint.
      Why pay 500.00 to find something to sell ?

      Oh ya and they don't tell you everything.

      If you like to do a lot of work Niche Blueprint might be great.

      Niche Blueprint or Tim & Steve is going to make a lot of money
      from you all which will probably be easier than finding more niches
      for themselves.
      I was once a cynic as well, so I certainly know where you're coming from.

      With that said, you obviously haven't seen the course yet you claim "they don't tell you everything." Then you follow it up by saying if you like to do a lot of work NB might be great. Honestly, with that attitude, I highly doubt you'll ever create a successful thriving business.

      The coaching in NB is some of the most concise, well organized coaching I have ever participated in.

      I'm not an affiliate for NB and you won't find me promoting it anywhere. It is extraordinarily good so far though.

      Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by iddigger View Post

      I got to laugh at Niche Blueprint.
      Have you seen the site in your sig? You shouldn't be laughing at anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alwayscool
    I got this one now. Seems like a lot of good and valuable info. But does not seems to be worth $500 at least for now. I am yet to get the remaining modules. A $200-$300 price is better in my opinion, but thats just my opinion.

    Commission blueprint was a much better product from Steve and Tim and well worth the price.
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  • Profile picture of the author thegtz
    Any bought NicheBluePrint yet? I did on 1/12/09. Plus their doors are closed now but on the site they said they will reopen it soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
    It's been my experience that when someone starts a sentence with "No offense, but", what they're about to say is indeed something offensive. I've found the same to be true when they say, "I'm not trying to be rude, but"... usually they're NOT trying...they just are.

    I've been accused of "skirting" a question. I made two incredibly long, incredibly detailed posts and answered many questions...I apologize if I missed a few.

    As to the answer to that question, "why don't they just build stores and make thousands every month instead of selling the system they use to do it? I don't know their reasons, you'd have to ask them...but I have to wonder, what's wrong with doing both?

    Isn't that what so many of the gurus teach? Learn how to do something well and you can charge people for that knowledge.

    Why does Mike Filsaime keep selling his systems? Or Michael Cheney or Alex Mandossian or Stephen Pierce or the guys at Stompernet or just about any other top level 'guru' you can name? They're all millionaires too...why don't they just work their system and make their money instead of selling people the system they used?

    I suspect part of the reason they do it is for the same reason MOST of the people on this forum are here...to make more money. And I can't blame anybody for wanting that.
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    • Profile picture of the author veotis
      Originally Posted by tkdummy View Post

      google "yahoo store builder". looks similar n is cheaper.
      Cheaper, yes. Similar, not really. Yahoo Store Builder is a product of Andy Jenkins, and is geared toward building an e-commerce store primarily using Yahoo's platform. The original e-book is what got Brad Fallon and his wife started with their e-commerce business, and the rest is history.

      Originally Posted by nursehoney View Post

      It's been my experience that when someone starts a sentence with "No offense, but", what they're about to say is indeed something offensive. I've found the same to be true when they say, "I'm not trying to be rude, but"... usually they're NOT trying...they just are.

      I've been accused of "skirting" a question. I made two incredibly long, incredibly detailed posts and answered many questions...I apologize if I missed a few.

      As to the answer to that question, "why don't they just build stores and make thousands every month instead of selling the system they use to do it? I don't know their reasons, you'd have to ask them...but I have to wonder, what's wrong with doing both?

      Isn't that what so many of the gurus teach? Learn how to do something well and you can charge people for that knowledge.

      Why does Mike Filsaime keep selling his systems? Or Michael Cheney or Alex Mandossian or Stephen Pierce or the guys at Stompernet or just about any other top level 'guru' you can name? They're all millionaires too...why don't they just work their system and make their money instead of selling people the system they used?

      I suspect part of the reason they do it is for the same reason MOST of the people on this forum are here...to make more money. And I can't blame anybody for wanting that.
      No offense, Honey.........just kidding. Yeah, the mindset of some people is what really prevents them from getting anywhere. This goes for anything, not just internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Es
    this thread has good discussion of commission blueprint and niche blueprint.

    does anyone here have commission blueprint that can comment on the RESULTS they have seen. From above we know product is good, i'd like to hear more about people's successes or failures using the product and what value it is delivering to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Es
      Originally Posted by Jay Es View Post

      this thread has good discussion of commission blueprint and niche blueprint.

      does anyone here have commission blueprint that can comment on the RESULTS they have seen. From above we know product is good, i'd like to hear more about people's successes or failures using the product and what value it is delivering to them.
      I'm a bit surprised at the lack of response?! I think one person said they had a good experience. Commission Blueprint seems to be one of the top products on ClickBank so TONS of people have bought it.

      Hoping to hear from more people who bought it and their FINANCIAL Results. (not comments about the content of the product).

      Commission Blueprint Purchasers - have you been able to profit from CB? Please share your experiences w/the forum...
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      • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
        Originally Posted by Jay Es View Post

        I'm a bit surprised at the lack of response?! I think one person said they had a good experience. Commission Blueprint seems to be one of the top products on ClickBank so TONS of people have bought it.

        Hoping to hear from more people who bought it and their FINANCIAL Results. (not comments about the content of the product).

        Commission Blueprint Purchasers - have you been able to profit from CB? Please share your experiences w/the forum...
        There is already a huge thread on commission blueprint, try reading that. This is the niche blueprint thread.
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      • Profile picture of the author mick535
        Originally Posted by Jay Es View Post

        I'm a bit surprised at the lack of response?! I think one person said they had a good experience. Commission Blueprint seems to be one of the top products on ClickBank so TONS of people have bought it.

        Hoping to hear from more people who bought it and their FINANCIAL Results. (not comments about the content of the product).

        Commission Blueprint Purchasers - have you been able to profit from CB? Please share your experiences w/the forum...
        Here is my One Month evaluation of Commission Blueprint

        Commission Blueprint Review Part 2: 1 Month Evaluation Complete | Black Hat Software

        I posted this November 5th. Since that time I have increased my profits by increasing the number and types of landing pages, doing more split tests with them, and scaling (as desribed in the program).

        I consider it to be one of the better programs I have ever purchased. That being said, I had a good knowledge base already when I started and I still use some of my own PPC methods along with theirs. In fact, I like to boost my Quality Score right off the bat by ranking number #1 for my first 5 days before I back off as opposed to their method which says you don't have to.
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  • Profile picture of the author winy925
    i reccomned it its a good product
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  • Profile picture of the author jspmedia
    Anything going on with Niche Blueprint? When do they come out with new modules?
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    • Profile picture of the author thegtz
      Originally Posted by jspmedia View Post

      Anything going on with Niche Blueprint? When do they come out with new modules?
      Did you buy it? If so its says when the new modules come out on the membership homepage. Just login to your account, next 2 modules come out Monday
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenR
    I invested in this as well.

    Simply because I have been in the process of creating ecommerce sites and wanted to learn the strategy of people who are more savvy than I.

    I don't buy products very often and I actually had no idea who the guys behind this product were, but since some people I trust said these guys are legit I decided to jump in.

    Having watched the available modules, I have to say I'm quite impressed.
    The content is quite thorough and although I consider myself quite well versed in market research and analysis, it would nice to get a different perspective and some figures to work with when analyzing potential markets.

    I also like the fact that they are drip feeding the modules, and it's quite refreshing to see that they provide both written and audio-visual content.

    I've decided to start posting a progress report on my blog of what happens as I follow the program. We'll see if this is going to be as simple as they make it look.

    All the best,
    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author theinternetguy
    hi everyone. I have not tried commission blue print but I have heard of it. I can say I do trust it for one reason only. I dont know if this reason means anything to you but I am a subscriber on the Frank Kern Mailing list. I know you all heard of frank kern. one of the best internet marketers. He sent out an email about a week go promoting commission blueprint. Now i know that Frank Kern does not promote anything unless it is of value and that he had looked it over first. So as far as that goes I can tell you that I trust in commission blueprint and probably also niche blueprint..

    Just thought to add this for all to know.
    Thank you..
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    I'm with you on that James. I prefer to move products much more than information. I've tried, but cannot get excited about moving digital info, etc. Thank god for those that do enjoy it.

    In 2000 and 2001 I made killer money moving a high priced product on the internet. Times change, and there was no longer a market for the product. I took a break from the internet stuff and focused on work.

    I've had decent success with adsense and affiliate programs. My best producing income is selling advertising on my sites....easy money.

    But, I miss selling physical products and am excited to start doing it again.

    I wish I would have had Niche Blueprint when I first started years ago. I would have saved a lot of money.

    The first 2 modules of NB are extremely detailed and very powerful; especially video number 2. If people will just follow the steps, without shortcuts, they should do very well. I hope to see 5 figure weeks again. I think NB is the tool that can help me get there.

    P.S. No, I'm not an affiliate; just one happy customer. :-)

    Adam
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    • Profile picture of the author lburrell
      Excellent! Please let us know how it comes out!

      Lee

      Originally Posted by Adam Jackson View Post

      I'm with you on that James. I prefer to move products much more than information. I've tried, but cannot get excited about moving digital info, etc. Thank god for those that do enjoy it.

      In 2000 and 2001 I made killer money moving a high priced product on the internet. Times change, and there was no longer a market for the product. I took a break from the internet stuff and focused on work.

      I've had decent success with adsense and affiliate programs. My best producing income is selling advertising on my sites....easy money.

      But, I miss selling physical products and am excited to start doing it again.

      I wish I would have had Niche Blueprint when I first started years ago. I would have saved a lot of money.

      The first 2 modules of NB are extremely detailed and very powerful; especially video number 2. If people will just follow the steps, without shortcuts, they should do very well. I hope to see 5 figure weeks again. I think NB is the tool that can help me get there.

      P.S. No, I'm not an affiliate; just one happy customer. :-)

      Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    I own this product (as well as Commission Blueprint). I like the way the product is being presented, the videos are good, there is a great forum for help - I am looking forward to building my first e-commerce niche-product store in the next few weeks.

    Probably not for people looking to buy a "Click Here To Print Money With No Work" product.
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    • Profile picture of the author lburrell
      Originally Posted by curtroese View Post

      I own this product (as well as Commission Blueprint). I like the way the product is being presented, the videos are good, there is a great forum for help - I am looking forward to building my first e-commerce niche-product store in the next few weeks.

      Probably not for people looking to buy a "Click Here To Print Money With No Work" product.
      But isn't that what they advertised??

      "...literally anyone can do this. A student, mother or grandfather. Anyone.

      Remember the reasons why?

      You do not need a list, a product of your own, any experience or investment... and the best thing is that once you have registered below we will give you a complete end-to-end guide to get everything set up quickly so you can start cranking out money faster than you ever imagined was possible..

      Ok... so hopefully by this stage you'll realize just how powerful the "Niche Blueprint" formula is, how much you'll benefit and the insane levels of additional income that you can fully expect to create...
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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        But isn't that what they advertised??
        Nope. Nowhere in what you quoted did they say no work was necessary.
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        • Profile picture of the author lburrell
          Originally Posted by blackhatcat View Post

          Nope. Nowhere in what you quoted did they say no work was necessary.
          I'm certain if I looked through the sales page I'd find something along those lines. Maybe they don't "say" no work is necessary but they sure do hint at it.

          I'd respect them more had they explicitly said "you might not make money. Yep, it's true, not everyone will be "cranking out money." Only those that bust their ass and have some luck will succeed with this one...


          but alas, that wouldn't get them sales....
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          • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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            Originally Posted by lburrell View Post

            I'm certain if I looked through the sales page I'd find something along those lines. Maybe they don't "say" no work is necessary but they sure do hint at it.
            If they don't say "no work is necessary", why say they do? I've read the sales page several times. Not once did I ever get the impression that no work is necessary. They don't even hint at it.

            I'd respect them more had they explicitly said "you might not make money. Yep, it's true, not everyone will be "cranking out money." Only those that bust their ass and have some luck will succeed with this one...


            but alas, that wouldn't get them sales....
            Wait, hold the phone here....are you saying if people do nothing with the information, it won't work for them, and that only those who DO do something with it will succeed? You gotta be kidding me? I've never heard such nonsense. Should they tell folks the sky is blue too?

            Yeah, they probably should have put that in there somewhere. It's not, like, obvious or anything. Oh wait, they did:

            "So as you can see, this is a massive, ultra comprehensive and exceptionally easy to follow course although we will be upfront with you and say that to be successful with it will require some work on your part..."

            There are things to criticize in the letter. Saying "no work is necessary" isn't one of them.
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            • Profile picture of the author lburrell
              Originally Posted by blackhatcat View Post

              If they don't say "no work is necessary", why say they do? I've read the sales page several times. Not once did I ever get the impression that no work is necessary. They don't even hint at it.



              Wait, hold the phone here....are you saying if people do nothing with the information, it won't work for them, and that only those who DO do something with it will succeed? You gotta be kidding me? I've never heard such nonsense. Should they tell folks the sky is blue too?

              Yeah, they probably should have put that in there somewhere. It's not, like, obvious or anything. Oh wait, they did:

              "So as you can see, this is a massive, ultra comprehensive and exceptionally easy to follow course although we will be upfront with you and say that to be successful with it will require some work on your part..."

              There are things to criticize in the letter. Saying "no work is necessary" isn't one of them.

              Saying this: "Only those that bust their ass and have some luck will succeed with this one..."

              and

              Saying this: "So as you can see, this is a massive, ultra comprehensive and exceptionally easy to follow course although we will be upfront with you and say that to be successful with it will require some work on your part..."

              Are two very different things. And congrats on finding the one line in there that mentions "work". (I can't see the sales page anymore or I would verify)

              Does it say anywhere is the sales page that some will fail even if they put in some work? There's a 100% guarantee on that one b/c if there wasn't every single person would be banking and the word would get out and so on and so on and EVERYONE would sign up then.

              I mean, it's okay, it's a sales letter. I get it. I guess my main point is these things keep getting more and more over the top. I'd rather hear what I have to do, how many hours it will take, what "realistically" could make ($175,000/month HA!), and what skills i need to do it. Then I'd be more willing to fork over $497 and give it a whirl. There's no way in hell my grandmother could do this haha
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  • Profile picture of the author mick535
    I purchased Commission Blueprint and have profited greatly from it. I have written several reviews and a case study on my blog listed below (Black Hat Blog). The main reason I decided to purchase Niche Blueprint was because of my success with Commission Blueprint. The content so far is very good, not earth shattering, but I think this was setup this way to keep the refund rate down since they were only selling to 700 or so people.

    I plan on using the lessons I learned with Adwords to use with the stores I create with Niche Blueprint and hopefully it will turn out well.
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  • Profile picture of the author becks
    I have been involved with the Niche Blueprint project for about a week now. At this point in my IM business I really do not trust anyone anymore. However, and this is only after one week now all I can say from my jaded point of view and remember I am in the program, is so far so good. I'm not going to say that it is easy, because frankly how many niches are still available on the Internet although the program has led me to a couple. After being burned a couple of times what made the difference for me was the 60 day guarantee. I realized that the guarantee is only as good as the company behind it, but because of their track record, I took the chance. After one week I have not made money, but it is still early and these guys are doing what they said they would - so far.......
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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      Thanks for that. Please let us know how things progress. I'm sorry I missed the release of the product. I hope some other users will come forward to let us know their results.
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    • Profile picture of the author mick535
      Originally Posted by becks View Post

      I have been involved with the Niche Blueprint project for about a week now. At this point in my IM business I really do not trust anyone anymore. However, and this is only after one week now all I can say from my jaded point of view and remember I am in the program, is so far so good. I'm not going to say that it is easy, because frankly how many niches are still available on the Internet although the program has led me to a couple. After being burned a couple of times what made the difference for me was the 60 day guarantee. I realized that the guarantee is only as good as the company behind it, but because of their track record, I took the chance. After one week I have not made money, but it is still early and these guys are doing what they said they would - so far.......
      I'm right there with you. I am intrigued so far, but not completely hooked yet. I get the concept and its a smart one. Exploiting it is another story. Like you, I am waiting this out to see where it goes.
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    • Profile picture of the author vtanner
      Originally Posted by becks View Post

      I have been involved with the Niche Blueprint project for about a week now. At this point in my IM business I really do not trust anyone anymore. However, and this is only after one week now all I can say from my jaded point of view and remember I am in the program, is so far so good. I'm not going to say that it is easy, because frankly how many niches are still available on the Internet although the program has led me to a couple. After being burned a couple of times what made the difference for me was the 60 day guarantee. I realized that the guarantee is only as good as the company behind it, but because of their track record, I took the chance. After one week I have not made money, but it is still early and these guys are doing what they said they would - so far.......
      I have submitted two tickets to their support desk. One was deleted without a response, and the other still shows as pending.

      I have also sent two emails requesting a refund (as stated in that "no questions asked money back guarantee") and have not received a response to either one of them, nor a refund.
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      • Profile picture of the author jficarro
        That doesn't sound too good. Would you mind detailing what kind of support you were looking for, and why you wanted a refund (not that a reason should be required - just wondering). Any insite into the program would be helpful too. Maybe it just didn't appeal to you, but might for me?
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        • Profile picture of the author vtanner
          Originally Posted by jficarro View Post

          That doesn't sound too good. Would you mind detailing what kind of support you were looking for, and why you wanted a refund (not that a reason should be required - just wondering). Any insite into the program would be helpful too. Maybe it just didn't appeal to you, but might for me?


          The reason for the support requests were for having trouble viewing their videos. I couldn't view them at all in the very first module because of the type of file they were, even after using their recommended player. I have noticed in some of the later modules that they have also included media player versions of the videos, but doesn't help much with the first module which is intented to get you started. I don't assume that everyone had trouble with the videos, but it would have been nice to receive some support so I personally could watch them.

          Some of what I have seen in the other modules may very well be great information for anyone looking to start an e-commerce business, or just great information for those looking to fine tune their skills for an existing e-commerce business. I'm not disputing that course doesn't deliver. Just personally, for me, lack of support from the beginning has left a bad taste in my mouth.
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          • Profile picture of the author bluerose
            I am a member of Niche Blueprint and find their customer support excellent - one of the best in IM (and I have belonged to a few!).

            Most support tickets are answered within 24 hours (even on the W/E) and we have a forum where there are many active and knowledgeable members to answer questions or get advice.

            Sandy
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            • Profile picture of the author jficarro
              Originally Posted by bluerose View Post

              I am a member of Niche Blueprint and find their customer support excellent - one of the best in IM (and I have belonged to a few!).

              Most support tickets are answered within 24 hours (even on the W/E) and we have a forum where there are many active and knowledgeable members to answer questions or get advice.

              Sandy
              Then maybe you could help vtanner?
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            • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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              Originally Posted by bluerose View Post

              I am a member of Niche Blueprint and find their customer support excellent - one of the best in IM (and I have belonged to a few!).

              Most support tickets are answered within 24 hours (even on the W/E) and we have a forum where there are many active and knowledgeable members to answer questions or get advice.

              Sandy
              There's a forum? I must have missed that email, because I haven't received anything about any forum? Can you tell me how I might find this forum?

              As for support, it's just fine. Some folks are simply looking for a reason to refund.
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              • Profile picture of the author mick535
                I purchased Niche Blueprint and just received the store software. It is nothing more than CRE Loaded, but that is a pretty damn good software product and I expect, the main reason why Niche Blueprint cost $497.

                I consider myself to be pretty savvy with marketing and so far I haven't learned anything I didn't already know. I use most of the market research stuff already, in fact I was one of the few who was able to pickup Market Samurai for $67 (a definite steal). I am really interested in the traffic generation "secret" they plan on releasing. I am hoping it is not just more of what I already do, which is monetizing niche keywords and pumping those keywords in articles, web 2.0 sites, and forums to gain top ranking, but I can't see it being anything else.

                We'll see.
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      • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
        It's a bummer to hear that their support is bad. I was really liking these guys. Hope it's all not a facade as they make big promises of assistance should you need it.

        Aside from that, I bought the course because I currently do quite well with ecommerce and I wanted to see what I might be missing. If you are an experienced marketer there is nothing new here so far, but if you are not making money online, this course is a fantastic way to begin. It's very clear and easy to follow even with no prior knowledge and it outlines very solid principles of making money online. You could use this knowledge in the course to start any kind of online business, not just an ecommerce store.

        The market research stuff is great, especially for a newbie, and the resources available are great if you want to start an online store. Even as a full time Internet Marketer, I am happy I spent the money and picked up the course. Nice little gems here and there.

        Had I found info like this when I was first starting out, it would have saved me a lot of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    Sorry to hear you've had problems. I've had no problem with support. I asked a question sunday night, and support answered it monday. Hope it works out for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    Do any users want to comment on the drop ship suppliers? Is it just a list of suppliers that want to do business with you? How are the wholesale prices compared to other wholesalers that offer dropshipping?

    The reason I ask is because if this part of the "program" is really really good, it pretty much justifies the expense.

    Now adays (is that a word?) most dropship lists are on a monthly subrcriber bases. If you had a great source, with more sources added regularly - it would be something you could grow with (only if the wholesale prices are truely "below wholesale".
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  • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
    @vtanner...if you'll pm me, I'll personally see to it that your refund request is taken care of, and I'm very sorry it wasn't handled in a more timely manner.

    The dropship directory is in fact an ongoing creation. So yes, it's a great value. The software you use to install an unlimited number of stores is a great value. The extras that have been included at no charge, including additional video tutorials and several must haves for an ecommerce business...each one is a great value. And the knowledge you gain about creating a real, sustainable, profitable business...priceless.

    And to the poster who commented he hadn't made money but it's only been a week...the software module just came out yesterday, so no, no one's making money yet.

    As to support, all I can tell you is that we have some of the most dedicated support people I've ever seen and our goal is a response time of 24 hours or less. Based on the feedback we've gotten, most folks couldn't be more pleased.

    Have there been complaints? Sure. I don't care what you produce, you'll never please everyone. Have there been refund requests? You betcha. When people discover there's more to starting and running an online business than clicking a few buttons and waiting for money to start spewing forth...naturally you're gonna have some folks wanting their money back. Which has been done without question in every instance.

    And there are some people for whom an ecommerce store is not a good fit, and that's understandable. It's one of the reasons for an extended guarantee period.

    Am I biased in favor of Niche Blueprint? You better believe it...but I won't lie to you about it. I don't mind one bit coming in here and trying to clarify questions as much as I can without revealing the specifics of the course. That would be a disservice to all those who paid good money for the information.

    But I have to admit, I have a problem even feeling the need to defend or explain anything to those who didn't buy it, didn't read the sales page and really know nothing about it at all and yet feel qualified somehow to have an opinion on it.

    If you have legitimate questions or comments, doubts or concerns, my PM box is open and there's a link to send me email in my profile. I'd be delighted to address anything I can answer without, as mentioned earlier, giving details that would be unfair to Niche Blueprint customers.

    Honey Wesley
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  • Profile picture of the author kierenm
    Niche Blueprint is just as good as their last product.. as expected. I'd highly recommend it when it's made available again.

    Lots of good information to help you set up a niche ecommerce site, and the guys behind it actually care about their customers succeeding which is very cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    Honey

    as usual, another great post. i am amazed as I read this forum how many people are searching for that magic "push button" system that prints money out of their printer while they sleep.

    if you are an entrepreneur looking to build wealth and abundance, it takes work. it takes daily FOCUSED action to build your company, whether it is an ecommerce store, an affiliate marketing company, an infoproduct course, etc. etc.

    find a system that you feel comfortable with, that makes sense to you, that you can build upon and create true value to your customers and you will be successful. time block your days so you are taking massive action working on your business!
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    • Profile picture of the author nursehoney
      Originally Posted by curtroese View Post

      Honey

      as usual, another great post. i am amazed as I read this forum how many people are searching for that magic "push button" system that prints money out of their printer while they sleep.

      if you are an entrepreneur looking to build wealth and abundance, it takes work. it takes daily FOCUSED action to build your company, whether it is an ecommerce store, an affiliate marketing company, an infoproduct course, etc. etc.

      find a system that you feel comfortable with, that makes sense to you, that you can build upon and create true value to your customers and you will be successful. time block your days so you are taking massive action working on your business!
      Thanks for your kind words...and as for the rest of your comment...I couldn't have said it better myself!
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  • Profile picture of the author dmhinman
    I personally think Commission Blueprint was over hyped on Clickbank. Also i'm interested in checking out Blueprint as well. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikecowles
    Originally Posted by newventures View Post

    Just heard the guys from Commission Blueprint are now coming out with Niche Blueprint.
    I did not purchase CB and am curious about the reputation of these guys and if the product will really help IM'ers of all stages.
    Any CB purchasers care to comment??
    CB is the real deal and doesn't hold anything back, but some of the technical stuff is a little "hairy". However, even if you don't do 'everything' he teaches, you will still be ahead of 90% of the marketers out there and can make a lot of money.

    I highly recommend it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Brown
    This looks like something of value. Something that can really turn the tide when it comes to income. Not as passive as I want but definitely something that makes money.
    A $500 is typical, and with a money back guarantee, makes it feasible, but I agree. in this economy a $250 tag would probably do better, if not serve better.
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    • Profile picture of the author mick535
      Originally Posted by eaglewingmd View Post

      This looks like something of value. Something that can really turn the tide when it comes to income. Not as passive as I want but definitely something that makes money.
      A $500 is typical, and with a money back guarantee, makes it feasible, but I agree. in this economy a $250 tag would probably do better, if not serve better.
      That is why I am on the edge of whether I will ask for a refund for this product. Good info, but not great, if you know what I mean.

      As a system with a step by step process, this is great, but as far as earth shattering info, not so much. Good product, but not a $497 great product.

      As I said in my previous post, I think most of the product cost is probably associated with the store software they give you.
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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      I'm not sure, but I think the sales page is gone - or else they aren't adding new memberships at the moment. The reason I say this is because I didn't find out about the product until one/two days after the cut off and couldn't get it. I am now on a waiting list at hunnynurses site for when they start adding new members. That's why I keep checking the feedback here
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  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    I believe the product has incredible value IF your plan was to create a stream of income by building one or maybe multiple eCommerce Stores. The program is not even complete yet. The course is taught via videos that you can watch multiple times, supported by printed material, there is an active and very supported private forum, software, dropshipper database and if you want - the business model is very conducive to outsourcing each aspect of running the business.

    Please, if anybody has a link to a product that all I do is pay for it, go to sleep and then deposits are mysteriously made to my bank account, PLEASE post in the forum, that would be awesome!! For now, I am left to massive action to create multiple streams of income from several internet biz models.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riz
    Hi nursehoney,

    Do u have any idea when the Niche Blueprint course will be available again?

    I missed the original release.

    Thanks in advance.

    Baal
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  • Profile picture of the author elliec
    I have purchased NB and although I am only in Modules 3 and 4 at the moment I have found it a solid program with good support and a very clear process in teaching. They also seem prepared to react - ie) when people were confused about Market Samurai (Steve didn't clearly explain the steps or maybe was a bit too fast) they produced a real simple step-by-step series of tutorials. As for a course to teach you a new business model, how can anyone complain about $497? - could you learn another type of offline business with an investment of $497. My only regret is that I jumped too fast and didn't look for someone offering a rebate! Lesson learned.

    I agree that it is a business model that must suit you but for me I am trying affiliate marketing, information products and now I'll give ecommerce a go....I reckon at the end of the day one or all will make money for me and give me the freeedom I crave! So far I have learned loads from the products I have invested in and hope I am focused enough and smart enough to take the best and make it all work. WF is also an awesome source for information and good offers to compliment and grow your business. Tonight NB has a live Q&A - can't wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author yaz8888
    Great information.. I saw the videos and I'm still on the fence
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  • Profile picture of the author steved333
    Never heard of either program. I've made some money with a lot of Russell Brunson's stuff like Dot Com Secrets and Second Tier, but I'm always open to make more dough!
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  • Profile picture of the author affhelper
    Does anyone know when are they going to payout JVs
    for the commissions??
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  • Profile picture of the author 1nternetMarketer
    I bought CB and Steve was very good in replying to emails. He also seems to be a nice guy in the videos. As far as Niche Blueprint is concerned, I understand it's just another course that teaches you how to choose a niche, build a website, etc, etc. But they offer a membership which gives you access to wholesale products that you can sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author schnisz
    As a you internet marketer, I purchased Niche Blueprint and I have to tell you I feel I have already learned a ton about IM especially the SEO stuff. I am taking it a little slower to make sure I understand everything but plan on launching my first E site within a week.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrentHodgson
      I haven't had a chance to look into the content yet myself - but there are certainly a lot of Market Samurai users doing the course, and their feedback is certainly positive.
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  • Profile picture of the author molsted
    I've bought it and gone through it. Pretty good stuff. Most of the SEO stuff is pretty basic but the whole process of finding dropshippers, the software to set up and automate the ecommerce sites etc is just awesome. Haven't contacted support yet or ran into any technical issues yet so cannot comment on that one, but the product it self is really good IMO.

    Best
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    • Profile picture of the author mick535
      I've now made it through the final module in Niche Blueprint. The material from beginning to end has been first class. In fact, when these guys found they needed to educate the Niche Blueprint owners on Market Research some more, they made more videos.

      The customer support area has been fast in answering my questions and it seems like a first rate gig.

      I was fairly skeptical at one point, but now that I have 2 stores setup and running I am finally getting into the groove with this thing. I am actually having my wife do everything since I have too many things going on with my PPC campaigns and other sites.

      We are working the SEO program and I am actually using some of the tips and tricks mentioned to help some of my other sites out too. Nothing ground breaking SEO wise for a seasoned marketer, but it is great stuff for someone starting out.

      I am looking forward to seeing if we can climb into the top spots with our chosen keyword sites, and the traffic that results from it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Danny Keegan
        The course is well layed out, easy to follow and I've actually really enjoyed doing it.

        Just hope I've gone with the right niche!
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    • Profile picture of the author mattb348
      I have purchased this course as well. I have been through all of the modules now; it definitely seemed like good material, and I have asked them TONS of questions (probably to the point where they are ready to shoot me) and they have always been good about answering them.

      One gripe is that I wasted alot of time chasing keywords with inaccurate search counts due to a bug within the stupid google keyword tool (not niche blueprint or market samurai's fualt though).

      I have found a handful of niches that have good potential (assuming that I can be competitive pricing wise, in those niches, which sometimes isn't so easy), but I'm I haven't started the SEO phase for them yet.

      I would be further along probably, but I wasted ALOT of time pursuing some niches that turned out to be flawed (not to mention I wasted a TON of time setting up a niche store around a keyword phrase that literally turned out to be WORTHLESS, thanks to the google adwords tool being a POS (in some cases).

      Skeptical about the google tool being screwy? Here is the keyword that I wasted a TON of time on for nothing: "radio controlled boats"

      Want to put it to the test? go to the google keyword tool, and put it in, then set it to phrase match (that is what market samurai uses). Now, you also have to set it to get results from the WHOLE world, not just the US. (where it says: "Results are tailored to English, United States", you need to click edit, then set it to "all countries and territories"). This is where the bug lies; market samurai gets its search count from (obviously) the google keyword tool, but also, it is set to get the search count based on results from the whole world, not just the US.

      So anyways, once it is set to the "all countries and territories", click on "get keyword ideas", and it will give you new search results/counts. Notice how the search count for the term "radio controlled boats" is 301,000. Now, set it back to "english, united states" again, and hit "get keyword ideas". Now you will notice that the search count has gone from 301,000, to 3,600.

      Wow, I guess ALOT of people in the english speaking countries, like Canada and UK, are seeking radio controlled boats (yea, RIGHT, check some other keywords and see how much the results vary between US and the whole world).

      I guess I should have known this was too good to be true, since there is hardly ANY competition for this phrase (I can see why, though), and the search count was insanely high. Also, even the market samurai tech support said that this keyword was bugged, and they also said it was the first time they have ever seen it happen; just my damn luck. And the funny part is I even wasted time on OTHER bugged keywords like this (only like 2 or 3 though,and I DID end up with ALOT of very nice keywords for my efforts, that were NOT bugged).

      I can say this though, I had a gut feeling that I was wasting my time on a bugged keyword, but niche blueprint teaches to just trust and go with the data that market samurai spits out (which is 100% based on the google keyword tool). I guess I don't blame them for this though, since really, almost everyone that thinks that market samurai is wrong, really just did something wrong on THEIR end, or forgot to do something, or had the settings wrong, or tried to compare it with data from another source other than google (which NEVER ends up in lining up right), and so on...

      Lastly, the only other part I am struggling with now is SEO, and finding blogs with decent pagerank to post links in, that DON'T have "do not follow" enabled; I have spent SOOO much time seeking these blogs out, with not much to show for it. I have had a little better luck with the forums though, but I can't help but feel like a spammer to some extent, even if I AM contributing to the forums, and having real conversations, etc. But as far as the "comments" to the blogs goes, I 100% feel like a spammer when "commenting", and posting my (back) links there

      I never knew "SEO" was so similar to spamming. (I didn't know the first thing about SEO until I tried niche blueprint though). But owell, I'll deal with it; I am DAMN determined to make this work, especially after losing a good, profitable business (PPC) due to major family issues forcing me to neglect it.

      But anyways, bottom line is, this seems like a good product, and does seem worth the $500 price tag, and I'm sure that anyone that puts the effort in will probably have success. Hopefully they don't have luck as bad as mine with the keyword/google issue though; if they do, and they waste as much time as I did for nothing, then I feel pretty damn bad for them! But that isn't anyone's fault other than the stupid google tool's!

      Please let me know your thoughts guys, and also, did any other niche blueprint customer have this keyword issue? (and I bet alot of you will be checking on your keywords that seem too good to be true now, heh heh)
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      • Profile picture of the author mattb348
        Originally Posted by mattb348 View Post

        I have purchased this course as well. I have been through all of the modules now; it definitely seemed like good material, and I have asked them TONS of questions (probably to the point where they are ready to shoot me) and they have always been good about answering them.

        One gripe is that I wasted alot of time chasing keywords with inaccurate search counts due to a bug within the stupid google keyword tool (not niche blueprint or market samurai's fualt though).

        I have found a handful of niches that have good potential (assuming that I can be competitive pricing wise, in those niches, which sometimes isn't so easy), but I'm I haven't started the SEO phase for them yet.

        I would be further along probably, but I wasted ALOT of time pursuing some niches that turned out to be flawed (not to mention I wasted a TON of time setting up a niche store around a keyword phrase that literally turned out to be WORTHLESS, thanks to the google adwords tool being a POS (in some cases).

        Skeptical about the google tool being screwy? Here is the keyword that I wasted a TON of time on for nothing: "radio controlled boats"

        Want to put it to the test? go to the google keyword tool, and put it in, then set it to phrase match (that is what market samurai uses). Now, you also have to set it to get results from the WHOLE world, not just the US. (where it says: "Results are tailored to English, United States", you need to click edit, then set it to "all countries and territories"). This is where the bug lies; market samurai gets its search count from (obviously) the google keyword tool, but also, it is set to get the search count based on results from the whole world, not just the US.

        So anyways, once it is set to the "all countries and territories", click on "get keyword ideas", and it will give you new search results/counts. Notice how the search count for the term "radio controlled boats" is 301,000. Now, set it back to "english, united states" again, and hit "get keyword ideas". Now you will notice that the search count has gone from 301,000, to 3,600.

        Wow, I guess ALOT of people in the english speaking countries, like Canada and UK, are seeking radio controlled boats (yea, RIGHT, check some other keywords and see how much the results vary between US and the whole world).

        I guess I should have known this was too good to be true, since there is hardly ANY competition for this phrase (I can see why, though), and the search count was insanely high. Also, even the market samurai tech support said that this keyword was bugged, and they also said it was the first time they have ever seen it happen; just my damn luck. And the funny part is I even wasted time on OTHER bugged keywords like this (only like 2 or 3 though,and I DID end up with ALOT of very nice keywords for my efforts, that were NOT bugged).

        I can say this though, I had a gut feeling that I was wasting my time on a bugged keyword, but niche blueprint teaches to just trust and go with the data that market samurai spits out (which is 100% based on the google keyword tool). I guess I don't blame them for this though, since really, almost everyone that thinks that market samurai is wrong, really just did something wrong on THEIR end, or forgot to do something, or had the settings wrong, or tried to compare it with data from another source other than google (which NEVER ends up in lining up right), and so on...

        Lastly, the only other part I am struggling with now is SEO, and finding blogs with decent pagerank to post links in, that DON'T have "do not follow" enabled; I have spent SOOO much time seeking these blogs out, with not much to show for it. I have had a little better luck with the forums though, but I can't help but feel like a spammer to some extent, even if I AM contributing to the forums, and having real conversations, etc. But as far as the "comments" to the blogs goes, I 100% feel like a spammer when "commenting", and posting my (back) links there

        I never knew "SEO" was so similar to spamming. (I didn't know the first thing about SEO until I tried niche blueprint though). But owell, I'll deal with it; I am DAMN determined to make this work, especially after losing a good, profitable business (PPC) due to major family issues forcing me to neglect it.

        But anyways, bottom line is, this seems like a good product, and does seem worth the $500 price tag, and I'm sure that anyone that puts the effort in will probably have success. Hopefully they don't have luck as bad as mine with the keyword/google issue though; if they do, and they waste as much time as I did for nothing, then I feel pretty damn bad for them! But that isn't anyone's fault other than the stupid google tool's!

        Please let me know your thoughts guys, and also, did any other niche blueprint customer have this keyword issue? (and I bet alot of you will be checking on your keywords that seem too good to be true now, heh heh)
        Hmmmm after a little spying on some of the other niche blueprint customers, I have already found someone else that fell prey to the bugged keyword issue. I feel really bad for the guy that owns: digitalcameraslensesonline (dot com)

        And uses "digital cameras lenses" and "photography camera lenses" as his keyword phrases. Try running those keywords through the google keyword tool and see what you end up with (if you use the methods I mentioned above, heh).

        Also, for "photography camera lenses", if you put that into the google keyword tool, then switch back and forth between "broad" and "phrase" match, you will notice that the search count does not change; this is a side effect of the keyword bug that sometimes occurs when the keyword wacked out search count (although this isn't always the case, just sometimes).

        BTW the easiest way to tell if a keyword is having this issue, is if it seems to good to be true, and also, if it is a phrase that doesn't seem like it would have a high search count (IE: "digital cameras lenses" just sounds weird, yet google says that is gets 368,000 searches/month, which is way more than "slr camera lenses", which happens to be a MUCH more logical keyword).

        Hopefully the owner of that site reads this post.

        And hopefully anyone else that is a nicheblueprint customer reads this post, as it may save you a LOT of wasted time chasing afer a bogus keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amanda_Davis
      Originally Posted by blfred View Post

      Does anyone know when they plan to release this product again?
      It's releasing again in a few months. No firm date yet though.
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  • Profile picture of the author gates17
    I am a PROUD OWNER of Niche Blueprint. I have built my site and have been going by the Link Plan in the modules. I am not here to promote my site, Please take a look and see the results of NB. I have less than 15 posts so here is my try - bluedotdiapersbags (com)The way they give advise on SEO, does seem to be time consuming but the cost is nothing- for blogs, forums and web directory. For the ones that know Steve and Tim, now the Brothers, you are in for a treat.
    Yea- the price was $497, but the "system" of building your store is invaluable. I have tried many other products but this is the first one to promote real products (manufactured/ drop shippers) not the old Clickbank ways. And programs that only the GURUS have success at.
    One last word- If you do have the opportunity to invest - DO IT!!!
    Scot
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    • Profile picture of the author mattb348
      Originally Posted by gates17 View Post

      I am a PROUD OWNER of Niche Blueprint. I have built my site and have been going by the Link Plan in the modules. I am not here to promote my site, Please take a look and see the results of NB. I have less than 15 posts so here is my try - bluedotdiapersbags (com)The way they give advise on SEO, does seem to be time consuming but the cost is nothing- for blogs, forums and web directory. For the ones that know Steve and Tim, now the Brothers, you are in for a treat.
      Yea- the price was $497, but the "system" of building your store is invaluable. I have tried many other products but this is the first one to promote real products (manufactured/ drop shippers) not the old Clickbank ways. And programs that only the GURUS have success at.
      One last word- If you do have the opportunity to invest - DO IT!!!
      Scot
      Hi there, and thanks for the post. But the first thing that I would DEFINITELY do, atleast if I was you, would be to DELETE the post.

      You are letting everyone see your niche idea, and I'm sure that alot of people are tempted to try and copy your diaper bag idea (the thought crossed MY mind, actually )

      Seriously though, you NEVER want to reveal your niche ideas; people will definitely try and copy you. I myself wont copy your idea, but I was definitely tempted to; that is the name of the game in online marketing, but I can't bring myself to do it this time, not in THIS case

      Thanks for sharing your info with us though, but again, I'd delete (or edit out that part) your post.

      As for us "seeing" the results of your niche blueprint store, well, it is a pretty good looking store, and seems like a pretty good idea, but we can't really "See" ANTHING, unless you show us how many sales you have made with the site

      Note to everyone: if I do find success with niche blueprint, I will certainly let you guys know, and I will be DETAILED about it, too. But keep in mind that it will be a very cold day in hell before I reveal what the niche is
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    Scot ? (is that spelled right)
    I think you mean "bluedotdiaperbags (com). I just wrote a long post about how your site was an ad site - until I realized that you inadvertantly added an s after "diaper".
    Now, assuming that I have the correct URL - your site is pretty cool!
    Do you mind revealing what kind of mark up you are putting on the products?
    My biggest concern with the program is the ability of the drop shippers to give us low enough prices to be competetive in the cut throat world of retail (especially ecommerce). It's hard to compete with some of the big name ecommerce sites for regular (non niche) things such as TVs, etc.
    James
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    • Profile picture of the author mattb348
      Originally Posted by jficarro View Post

      Scot ? (is that spelled right)
      I think you mean "bluedotdiaperbags (com). I just wrote a long post about how your site was an ad site - until I realized that you inadvertantly added an s after "diaper".
      Now, assuming that I have the correct URL - your site is pretty cool!
      Do you mind revealing what kind of mark up you are putting on the products?
      My biggest concern with the program is the ability of the drop shippers to give us low enough prices to be competetive in the cut throat world of retail (especially ecommerce). It's hard to compete with some of the big name ecommerce sites for regular (non niche) things such as TVs, etc.
      James
      His site is bluedotdiaperbags (com) (yes, there is no "S" after the word "diaper").

      And to answer your question about the pricing that you get from drop shipping wholesalers, well, the prices are definitely low enough to make a profit, otherwise there would literally not even BE a niche blueprint (OR a site selling train horns, sewing machines, or bird cages, etc.).

      You are right, the whole trick is to not even TRY to sell the items that the big retail stores carry (for the most part). A general rule of thumb that I always follow is: don't even bother with 'entertainment' type electronics, such as dvd's, dvd players, ipods, tv's, and so on. The profit margin is way to small, and its way, way too competitive.

      Also, this is why before you even build a store, you are supposed to check out your compeition, and make sure that you can even make a profit and still compete with them.

      Also, alot of products have "MAP" prices, which means that EVERYONE has to (or atleast is SUPPOSED TO) sell them for a certain price, or higher (but not lower). MAP stands for "minimum advertised price". So when products have MAP pricing, assuming that the people selling the products actually follow the damn rules, then you will always be able to make a decent profit selling those items. But unfortunetly, there always seems to be a good amount of morons selling for under the MAP prices, depending on what the product is (although the big stores like walmart.com etc. wont do this, becuase they don't want to risk their rep.).
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  • Profile picture of the author TipTopMarketer
    I bought Commission Blueprint for $97 when they first released it and I can say it's definitely one of the better products out there because everything is explained in so much detail. It took 2-3 days to watch everything and let it sink in. I'm sure Niche Blueprint will be just as good, if not better, if anyone has got this product share a YouTube video link or review!

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author eglobalbrad
    I'm really liking Niche Blueprint. I'm very pleased with everything about it and I'm well on my way getting another site up and running. I bought through Michael Rasmussen's bonuses and they were well worth the $495 in and of themselves. Commission Blueprint was a part of Michael's bonuses and I haven't had time to go through them all yet, but I will.
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  • Profile picture of the author molsted
    You won't find much more action based all-in-one training anywhere else. These guys simply rock. They give you everything from complete training, the software, the supplier directory, the link building membership.....

    CB rocks as well. These guys overdeliver big time!

    Best
    Martin Mölsted
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  • Profile picture of the author Shevd
    Hi Baal and for others who asked

    The Niche Blueprint System will be relaunching on the 16th of March
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  • Profile picture of the author abracadabra
    Now I don't know much about internet marketing yet, but I did purchase NB and I would like to point out a few things. The information was top quality. The presentation was also great. To be honest, I have a bit of a crush on Steve and Dave from watching the videos.

    And.

    It's important to know that they are releasing it to far far too many people. I found an amazing niche. And so did 7-9 other people in the NB program. They claim that there are millions of niches, but there are not that many that fit their requirements, and there's no way to tell who else is using the same kw as you until your store is up and their store is up.

    Before they re-release the product, they need to find a way to let the customers know whether or not they'll be competing against each other. I wouldn't have chosen this niche if I knew others in the same program were going to be in it. It's a little lame to find out now, after I've spent hours building links and setting up my store! And, I'm ahead of the game! My competitors probably won't find out about me until we're all on the first page of Google!

    Now, I purchased the product because on their sales page, it promised that they were only giving out 57 copies. Today on Google I found 455 sites that were cached and contained an as-of-yet unedited version of the NB site software. There is probably at least double that have already edited their site and more who haven't even loaded the software yet. So unless everyone of the 57 people that purchased has made more than 20 stores already (very highly unlikely), well, you know what...

    Frankly, I won't be asking for a return, because they did completely over deliver on the content. My issue is that they also over delivered their product.
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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      Thanks for your candor. I wouldn't quit your niche because of a little competition though. Your site might be better, the competition might give up, or not deliver the same customer care, etc. Maybe you'll turn out to be a better marketer in the end and make more money.
      I don't remember them promising to sell to 57 people only - I thought the number was 1000. (I could be mistaken - but I remember crunching the numbers, thinking about how much they were going to make
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    • Profile picture of the author mattb348
      Originally Posted by abracadabra View Post

      Now I don't know much about internet marketing yet, but I did purchase NB and I would like to point out a few things. The information was top quality. The presentation was also great. To be honest, I have a bit of a crush on Steve and Dave from watching the videos.

      And.

      It's important to know that they are releasing it to far far too many people. I found an amazing niche. And so did 7-9 other people in the NB program. They claim that there are millions of niches, but there are not that many that fit their requirements, and there's no way to tell who else is using the same kw as you until your store is up and their store is up.

      Before they re-release the product, they need to find a way to let the customers know whether or not they'll be competing against each other. I wouldn't have chosen this niche if I knew others in the same program were going to be in it. It's a little lame to find out now, after I've spent hours building links and setting up my store! And, I'm ahead of the game! My competitors probably won't find out about me until we're all on the first page of Google!

      Now, I purchased the product because on their sales page, it promised that they were only giving out 57 copies. Today on Google I found 455 sites that were cached and contained an as-of-yet unedited version of the NB site software. There is probably at least double that have already edited their site and more who haven't even loaded the software yet. So unless everyone of the 57 people that purchased has made more than 20 stores already (very highly unlikely), well, you know what...

      Frankly, I won't be asking for a return, because they did completely over deliver on the content. My issue is that they also over delivered their product.
      I seriously think that you just had some really bad luck with the other 7 people being in your niche.

      I have to ask though, did you go with one of the ideas that was already talked about at somepoint in niche blueprint (IE: bird cages, train horns, or sewing machines)??

      I haven't noticed anyone else in any of the niches that I have come up with; I think the odds of that are fairly low; there really is A LOT of niches out there, trust me.

      By the way, did you see my post(s) about certain keywords being bugged, and seeming to be "amazing"??? If you niche is pretty "amazing", then you may want to seek out my posts on bugged keywords, and put your keyword(s) to the test. That would be kind of funny (well, not really), if you and 7 other people were all building a store around a bugged keyword!

      Also, I'm almost sure that they planned on releasing 700 copies of niche blueprint (for the first round), and I think they hit almost that number. I wish it was only 57

      Lastly, is there any particular method that you use to search out other niche blueprint members that are using the same niche as you? I'm curious to know if there is an easy way to search for this.

      And how did you find out that there is 455 unedited versions of the niche blueprint store cached in google? Are you using some sort of advanced google search to find this out?
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by abracadabra View Post


      It's important to know that they are releasing it to far far too many people. I found an amazing niche. And so did 7-9 other people in the NB program. They claim that there are millions of niches, but there are not that many that fit their requirements, and there's no way to tell who else is using the same kw as you until your store is up and their store is up.
      There's 6 billion people on this planet, and you're worried about competing with 7-9? I'm pretty sure whatever niche you went into already had a few thousand competitors in it. I don't think 7 more are going to make it unprofitable for everyone.

      Before they re-release the product, they need to find a way to let the customers know whether or not they'll be competing against each other.
      And while they're at it, maybe they can get me the winning numbers for the next Powerball drawing.

      I wouldn't have chosen this niche if I knew others in the same program were going to be in it. It's a little lame to find out now, after I've spent hours building links and setting up my store! And, I'm ahead of the game! My competitors probably won't find out about me until we're all on the first page of Google!
      You're kidding, right? Seriously....you do realize you have to compete with whoever is on page one with you, right? You didn't really think you stumbled onto a niche with keywords that you and only you would ever be found for, did you? If you're worried about a little competition, you may as well get a refund, because it ain't going away.

      Now, I purchased the product because on their sales page, it promised that they were only giving out 57 copies.
      No it didn't, lol. Were you drinking when you purchased?

      Today on Google I found 455 sites that were cached and contained an as-of-yet unedited version of the NB site software.
      And? There are hundreds of millions of webpages, and multi-millions of websites, and you're worried about 455?

      Too too funny....scarcity mindset at it's finest.
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      • Profile picture of the author mattb348
        Originally Posted by blackhatcat View Post

        There's 6 billion people on this planet, and you're worried about competing with 7-9? I'm pretty sure whatever niche you went into already had a few thousand competitors in it. I don't think 7 more are going to make it unprofitable for everyone.



        And while they're at it, maybe they can get me the winning numbers for the next Powerball drawing.



        You're kidding, right? Seriously....you do realize you have to compete with whoever is on page one with you, right? You didn't really think you stumbled onto a niche with keywords that you and only you would ever be found for, did you? If you're worried about a little competition, you may as well get a refund, because it ain't going away.



        No it didn't, lol. Were you drinking when you purchased?



        And? There are hundreds of millions of webpages, and multi-millions of websites, and you're worried about 455?

        Too too funny....scarcity mindset at it's finest.
        You make a couple good points, but you probably made this person feel like crap in the process. Did you have to be so rude about it?

        Also, yes, you WILL have to compete with alot of other people, but when you have 7 other niche blueprint members all competing for the same exact keyword phrase, ALL with the intentions of getting on page 1 of google, and ALL with the knowledge and means to do JUST THAT, then yea, I would worry a little. I'm not saying that it means don't even try, but I AM saying that I certainly think that it could be a pretty darn big factor. Also, the 7 other competitors from niche blueprint would all have very similar looking sites and content.
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    • Profile picture of the author sdcindy
      Originally Posted by abracadabra View Post

      It's important to know that they are releasing it to far far too many people. I found an amazing niche. And so did 7-9 other people in the NB program. They claim that there are millions of niches, but there are not that many that fit their requirements, and there's no way to tell who else is using the same kw as you until your store is up and their store is up.
      I agree with you abracadabra. I also picked a niche based on a keyword combination where I have half a dozen other Niche Blueprint folks competing with me all using the same tools to get ranked on Google. And now I am seeing tons of Niche Blueprint sites out there - some good and some not so good. However the software is really good and I learned a lot so I do think it was worth the $497.

      Cindy
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      • Profile picture of the author ire
        Hi, do we have any success stories with this method, other than the ones used with the initial promotion?

        or

        do we have any up to date reports from users? all views are appreciated at this stage.

        Thanks, Ire.
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  • Profile picture of the author abracadabra
    Hmm... maybe only 57 left at the time I purchased it? I know I saw some numbers crossed out down to 57 on the sales page and thought that was how many they were releasing.

    To answer your questions Matt, I did not go with one of the their suggestions, and, sickly, it was a bugged kw that I was suspicious about from the beginning and have just now learned. Thank you for pointing this out to me. NB needs to notify all customers about this.
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    • Profile picture of the author mattb348
      Originally Posted by abracadabra View Post

      Hmm... maybe only 57 left at the time I purchased it? I know I saw some numbers crossed out down to 57 on the sales page and thought that was how many they were releasing.

      To answer your questions Matt, I did not go with one of the their suggestions, and, sickly, it was a bugged kw that I was suspicious about from the beginning and have just now learned. Thank you for pointing this out to me. NB needs to notify all customers about this.
      "Sickly" is an understatement (about the bugged keyword issue).

      I'm very sorry to hear that was the case, and I feel your pain. But my best advice would be to just move on, and forget about it; there are PLENTY of GOOD keywords out there, that are not bugged, so I would just go and seek those out now.

      Also, once you find the lesser known keywords with solid stats (IE non bugged search counts), then you are going to be that much ahead of the competition, and probably wont have to worry much about other niche blueprint people invading your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author John7447
    Mattb348 makes a very good point,if 7 people have same content it would be very bad for all.This means the content they provide is not worth much,the tools my be and ideas could be worth the price by themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shevd
    The price of Niche Blueprint this time is $497, which is what niche blueprint was originally priced at. i.e the price has stayed the same
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  • Profile picture of the author Suzie Q
    Are there any Super Niche Blueprint Affiliates in here, who would offer a very anxious to learn newbie a $200.00 discount?
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanCoisson
      Hey everyone I am a successful niche blueprint customer. Yes it does take more time than PPC and stuff but it is worth it. I have bought Steve and Tim's other courses and have always been happy and more importantly made money with their stuff. If you have some specific questions about the course feel free to pm me.

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      • Profile picture of the author Shevd
        well done ryan, how many stores do you have?
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanCoisson
      I have 2 stores as of right now
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      • Profile picture of the author Scotty313
        Originally Posted by RyanCoisson View Post

        I have 2 stores as of right now
        Thanks Ryan and Will for the update. If you don't mind me asking, I think lot's of us on-the-fencers would like to know how much net income you guys are generating by implementing their strategies. Or anyone else in the forum already implementing their system...

        If you aren't comfortable giving that out, then can you at least honestly say that someone, like my mother, who has limited business experience can earn $5K/mo. or more if she put in a decent 20-30 hour work week? Like they claim on their sales page?

        Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author herrick
    I have had this product for two months now and its great these guys are still adding additional info to help improve profits.
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    • Profile picture of the author Riz
      Hi CPA,

      Are you sure what you are saying is correct - '....can easily be earned back in a few days'?

      If the modules are delivered weekly how can you earn your investment back in a few days? It takes time to build your site and get the traffic going. Perhaps you meant you can earn your investment back in a few days after your site is set up and receiving good traffic?

      Baal

      Originally Posted by CPA View Post

      Hey guys,

      If anyone wants to know more about this course I've just spent over 5 hours reviewing it totally. There are 6 weeks of content modules and you'll receive about 5 videos each week on average. I got the entire course reviewed with everything a buyer gets, it's in my siggy.



      And yeah, it costs $497 and can easily be earned back in a few days
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      • Profile picture of the author Ronbra
        This is an SEO based product, you have to build an site, locate and close an deal with an dropshipper, then the part starts with gettin your site rank on the first page, free search, but that is no easy task building in an short time, even with the provided software things will take some time.


        So within an few days earn back.........forget it.......


        Originally Posted by Baal View Post

        Hi CPA,

        Are you sure what you are saying is correct - '....can easily be earned back in a few days'?

        If the modules are delivered weekly how can you earn your investment back in a few days? It takes time to build your site and get the traffic going. Perhaps you meant you can earn your investment back in a few days after your site is set up and receiving good traffic?

        Baal
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        • Profile picture of the author NetMediaGeek
          That answers my question when i ask these affiliates of NB have they made any money with it they don't answer, obviously because they have not, yet they try telling us how good it is. It may well be a good product but with these plebs promoting it they are doing the product more harm than good!!!!
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          • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
            Sounds like an interesting course, but do they teach you methods for getting drop shippers or is it basically just another "this is how we did it" type of course?

            I've done really well selling online deliverables, but finding drop shippers is a complication.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ronbra
              They teach and even help with setting up relations with dropshippers and there is an growing list which you can choose out and as an member it is lifetime free.

              It is an good product, but it will take time and effort to gain good results.

              It comes with an OScommerce variant shop, with some default templates, if you have no webdesign experience you will competing up with an lot of people with an same website look, since most of them are no programmers, you can buy templates if you want stand out, but will cost you money.

              So, if you have experience with online shop selling/building you will have benefits, if you are an starter, buying the course still won't make you mr/ms amazon.com overnight......
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              • Profile picture of the author stancheng
                Hi guys, I am also considering getting NB (relaunched today). This seems to be a good forum with people sharing their views and not trying to sell. But it would be great if there are people here who can share their success stories with us. I am sure the product is great and the ideas are great. But have anyone implemented the methods and earn good money? I find it much easier to read success stories on the sales pages (ie: wow..i earned $xxxxxx in a month!!) then in a legitimate forum like this. Thanks alot!
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                • Profile picture of the author nhazdy
                  Yeah, does anyone who had really purchased it? share with us your opinion please.

                  497 dollar is just to much to be risked. The installment plan will cost you more. Anyway, if is really worth it, why not...
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                  • Profile picture of the author Ronbra
                    Just read mine notes above, that is the plain truth about the sales, you need more time to be succesfull, 2 months is way too short to make supersales, no one succeeded into that till now, only the creators........
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMediaGeek
      Have you made good money with niche blueprint then ????
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    • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
      CPA you haven't reviewed anything all
      you have done is listed what is in
      Niche Blueprint. Plus the person won't
      be able to get their investment back
      within days as you say.

      Reason one the content is drip fed.

      Reason 2 the traffic strategies take a
      bit of time and aren't even covered until
      later modules.

      There is no unique information on
      your "review" site.

      Sorry but I have given you an infraction
      for your clearly promotional post, if every
      one promoting NB came here and posted a link
      to their "review" site then it would be mayhem.

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      • Profile picture of the author Suzie Q
        THANK YOU for ALL the info Will. I am unable to pm you, due to not enought posts yet.
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      • Profile picture of the author Suzie Q
        Hi Everyone!,
        I'm a total newbie to this, and did purchase Niche Blueprint on March 16th. From what I have read in this forum - the Jan. N.B. was given in blocks. I am able to view any/all videos and manuals at anytime. I also have email support, which I believe I'm right in saying, the turn around time is supposed to be around 24 hours. However, I had a ticket that was responded to in just around an hour - awesome! I already have a bit of information overload, but this is totally new to me. I understand this is not a "Get Rich Quick" scheme - I will study the material and work toward success. Everyone wish me luck! *Wooo Whooo*
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    OK then, removed.
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMediaGeek
      so you have not made any money with it then ??? your being an internet slug!!! shame on you
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      • Profile picture of the author Shevd
        The content will not be drip feed this time, it will be available all at once.
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        • Profile picture of the author NetMediaGeek
          I see your promoting the Niche Blue print to, have you made any money with it ? Infact has anybody ?????
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  • Profile picture of the author NetMediaGeek
    I read somewhere its delivered in one go this time, you may want to check it out if your interested in buying it. It looks a good program with nice software the sites look good, but all i see on here is people saying how good it is with affiliate links but none of them seem to have made any cash with the system !!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ronbra
      Some people made some little sales, maybe one or two products sold yet, most nothing at all yet and absolutely not 4, 5, or 6 figures things....
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  • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
    I bought Niche Blueprint when it came out last time
    and have made money with it.

    It's not as simple as they say on the sales page. I.e
    they say it's as simple as pick a niche, put up a website
    and make money but there is more work involved than you'd
    think.

    It's laid out well but the creaters do seriously over complicate things when
    they don't need too. For example their way of doing keyword research
    etc is way over the top and would confuse any unexperienced marketer.

    It's a good product and if you buy it you will need to put a lot of
    action and effort into it. This is no get rich quick scheme.

    Also, yes I made money with it but I didn't follow their method
    exactly. When it came to keyword research etc I did it
    a better and easier way in my opinion. However I'm sure their keyword research
    methods work but they are just a bit too slow and tedious for my liking.

    Everything is systematic and laid out very well for you.

    • If you are a total newbie to making money online there are better courses than niche blueprint for you to get started with. However if you really put your effort and concentration into it, it may just work out for you.
    • If you have some experience in marketing and making money online but aren't making much money yet then niche blueprint would be good for you because it's very step by step and easy to follow and the principals are sound.
    • If you are an experienced marketer and making money online then niche blueprint is probably worth it but there are things you want to do your own way. There is some good info in there though that you'll find useful.
    Overall I really liked Niche Blueprint. I think that quite a few people will buy it and find it too confusing and then not do anything with it. But if you do put in some action then I'm sure you'll see some money come in.

    I'd give it a 9/10.

    Will
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMediaGeek
      Great Post, Have you produce multiple stores or just the one ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
        Originally Posted by checkmuldoon View Post

        Great Post, Have you produce multiple stores or just the one ?
        I set up 3 stores

        Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Young
    Hey Suzie, welcome...

    We're all new to this at some point. Just carefully go through all the material at your own pace... and make sure you soak it all in.
    As they say... it's not a rush to the finish line!

    You'll probably have to go over the videos a few times to begin to grasp all the concepts they share... esp if market research is all new to you.

    But, don't worry... they've got a very supportive community over there. And as you mentioned earlier, their customer service is pure gold.

    I think finding the right niches to target and suppliers that will be happy to work with you and also being able to can come to a mutual agreement on pricing, drop shipping etc... is the hardest part of it all.

    It has been for me, anyways. Seeing as tho, I live outside of the US - it's been a bit of a hassle getting all the paper work sorted in order to be able to operate as a US registered company.

    Congrats to you if you've already gotten your e-commerce stores up and running.
    Did you run into any problems setting it all up?

    It's pretty much, what you're willing to put into it, is what you'll likely get in return.
    To be honest, it ain't as easy as it's made out to be to accomplish tremendous success. I.e - 5+ figures a month or more. You gotta put in the hard yards.

    It takes a lot of determination, consistency and commitment to daily action and the ability to be able to develope strong relationships with others!


    Anyways... once again... good luck to ya!

    - Shaun
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    • Profile picture of the author Suzie Q
      Thank you very much Shaun!
      Good Luck to you also!

      And no...I haven't setup and e-commerce store yet. I believe I have a way to go before that happens. I do look forward to the process though.

      Thanks Again!
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    Thanks for the info
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    • Profile picture of the author kidou87
      hi there
      do you think NBP is suited for someone who barely speak english and who live in Canada?thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    It teaches you how to build ecommerce stores and market them so it won't matter what language you speak as long as you can get someone to put up the stores and all corresponding literature as well as handle customer service for you in clear English, or as long as you build your store in and for a language that you are fluent in. Language is irrelevant to the what the course teaches, but language will be important to how you conduct your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Walker
    I believe Tim and Steve over-delivered the content.

    But don't dream about making up the cost to buy the course soon, because it'll take a lot of time to implement the steps in the course.
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  • Profile picture of the author john3
    Tim & Steve always over deliver. Even if you do not like dealing in physical products there are quite a few nuggets you can pick up and apply it elsewhere.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author daxcheng
      I bought this when it was first released and No I have not made any money from it yet.

      I have 1 problem with this course. I am from Malaysia and unfortunately getting a dropshiper to work with someone outside the US is not easy. Me and my partner are still looking for a dropshiper.

      That is the only problem I have with it. The market research is the best I have ever seen and I think it is worth the money just for that alone.

      Just my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashmachine101
    I bought it. The videos are good and the business model makes sense. However, I don't like the idea of registering an entity name and calling dropshippers. I'm working online now because I sucked at offline business.

    So it's a great system but you have to be prepared to get on the phone and set it up as a proper business from the outset.
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    • Profile picture of the author mb7269
      I also lives outside the US and bought the NB. I was first excited then put off with the entity registration to be able to do business in the US (took 3 weeks). By the time I got my entity registered, the Market Research trial version has expired and I cannot afford another $147 just for that. Though the provide alternative ways to get the similar key word research result, it is too manual and too time consuming. My momentum to build the ecommerce just vanish because of that 3 weeks break and then the expiry of the market research tools. I just hope I will get the momentum back soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author schnisz
        dont be discouraged by having to do the work manually. You still get a lot of functionality from market samurai. Write down the manual steps, and the more you perform them, the faster you will become. You have already spent the money for niche blueprint, dont waste it! Obstacles will come, you must overcome, thats all. NB is a great product. I have a site on page 1, no sales yet but I think my prices are high. good luck and keep working!
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  • Profile picture of the author schnisz
    Monkfunk- I hear you. I dont think those guys are like that. Do you mind me asking how many NB sites you have put up?
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    • Profile picture of the author jonnoryan
      Schnisz, I would guess that the reason you don't have any sales yet is because unfortunately you have picked a low performing niche. I am guessing that your Niche blueprint site is your sig. I too have bought the system and I am disappointed that so much of it revolves around drop shipping . I consider myself to be very good at keyword and niche topic research . I am able to find excellent untapped markets with high daily search volumes using the tools I have created the last few years to use on niche blueprint, however I have no experience whatsoever dealing in the dropshipping game plus the fact that it is a disadvantage not been from the US and this has discouraged me. Maybe we can work together and bring our skills together to make this work on a large scale ?
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      • Profile picture of the author schnisz
        I am open for suggestions and new ideas. I find the basic theme of this forum is to "take action" I have done nothing but take action. I started last fall and so far have made 3.30 in Adsense and a fluke 100 dollars on a scam product. I may be involved in too many projects, but I have become very jaded. I have spent a fortune on products and "systems" none of which I can get to work. I put the time and work in to them. I havent really explored PPC yet because I have read to many horror stories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    Hi Schnisz,

    I know it can seem really tough but once you have a successful site you begin to see how easy IM can actually be. I struggled for a year and a half with the same kind of experience, a sale here and a sale there but for the time I was putting in, it wasn't worth it.

    Finally the fog lifted and long story short, I am currently making a high five figures each month. There is no reason you can't either. The market research part of niche blueprint is great. It makes the product well worth the money in my opinion. You can use the market research and the link building strategies in the course for any business model, be it affiliate marketing, drop shipping, or anything else.

    The bottom line is that if you create a compelling offer and send regular traffic to it, IE a top search engine ranking or Paid advertising, you absolutely 100% will make sales.

    I found that I was always jumping ship on my projects because of the lack of sales before I had any kind of search engine ranking. Once I finally followed through and landed a top spot in google for a good keyword the money started poring in, but it took time. If you don't want to risk time, you can always spend a few hundred bucks on PPC just to see if your keywords and offer convert before spending 6 months trying to get a ranking.

    Not really clear on what your going for, and no offense intended, my criticism of your site would be that it doesn't look as professional as your competitors and if "horse back riding saddles" is your keyword, you don't have any ranking that I can see for it.

    If you can honestly look at your site and say that you would by from your site over the others, then you get a top 10 ranking (ideally top 3) you WILL make sales. It is harder than niche blueprint makes out to create an authority looking site without the help of a designer.

    You might try just creating an affiliate site with the same principles, at least as a back up plan. If you click on the link in my sig, it will take you to an affiliate program for health related products. Run the market samurai criteria in NB on the niche (not the product name) and lower your SEOT requirement to 100 and try and find a keyword with as little competition as possible. Create a 10 - 20 page site about the niche/product. Do a mix of article marketing and link building until you have a top 10. Just always ask yourself, would I find value in this product/site? You really can't fail.
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    • Profile picture of the author schnisz
      Johnny- Thanks a ton for your words. I love the forum and the support here. My NB site was really my first attempt at a website and I guess the design is limited by their template. My keyword was "horse riding saddles" which has me on page 1 with my ezine article at number 1, so you can imagine why I'm a bit frustrated by lack of sales, though I do understand the design element. My pricing may be a bit high as well and I suspect now that people who buy saddles probably prefer to go to a brick and mortar unless they know exactly what they want. I was going to lower all the pricing, run it for a month or two see if I can pop some sales. If not, then bail on it. I agree about NB though, I learned a ton about how to research keywords and the link building strategy obviously worked. Thanks for the advice on the affiliate offer page, I will look into that too. I joined one of those monthly pre-made affiliate website offers just for kicks. I know they provide cookie cutter sites but I wanted to see if I drove traffic to it what could happen. I still need to put the auto responder on it, but what do you think of it? Plan to get your ex back I've got this one on page 1 as well for that keyword and no sales either. At least I know I can get rankings! Thanks again for your time and I appreciate any and all advice from all of you. I will not give up, I am too smart for this not to work! When I first got in IM last year I new zilch. I have learend a ton so far and look forward to sharing my success with everyone!

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      • Profile picture of the author realestate1022
        Great to hear that you are plugging away and trying different things. A big part of your problem I suspect is not getting into the head of your customer.

        My advice: Start thinking like your customer. What do they look for in a horse saddle?

        Start drilling down. With horse riding saddles, there are quite a few subniches. The typical cowboy is might be more apt to buy in the general store rather than on that fancy internet thing. (complete assumption on my part). Horse competitions (like jumping horse) who might tend to use different keywords like equestrian rather than horse or tend buy things in bundles. Or polo riders who need to have quite a few horses but want nothing but the best in equipment.

        You're Still Using A Heavy Saddle? and you have the nerve to call yourself a polo player. For the first time there is an extremely lightweight saddle that yada yada yada....

        In my opinion, there isn't much on your webpage that makes you stand out from everyone else. Offering a lower price to differentiate yourself from others is not a good long term profit strategy.

        Ranchers: Does riding on your saddle feel like you've sit on a log?

        Or

        Wyatt is Able To Sit in a Chair After a Long Day of Riding in his Saddle - Are You? It wasn't always this way, you see Wyatt used any old saddle for his horse. That is until he discovered .......

        Incidentally, articles take time to create traffic and need to be plentiful (Tim Gorman has great advice about articles). Did you find the number one site on Google for whatever it is you are selling and run whatever you were trying to sell through google adwords keyword tool to find out what keywords most people search on? Are there enough numbers for it (ie demand)? Is there enough profit to go around?

        Are you going to stay with horse saddles or switch to something else?

        My advice. Stay with a field, learn it and cultivate it, reinvest. Build that list and develop a relationship with your list. How do you develop a list? Are there lists that already exist in your field that you can offer free things (that actually have value) to the people on various lists? Make sure what you have to offer solves some problem. Then contact the list owner and make a deal.
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        • Profile picture of the author The Expert
          I just wanted to share my current experience with everyone here on how this course has panned out for me.

          I signed up for Niche Blueprint in early January. I had all the training by early February, but because of other things in my life was not able to put together and launch a NB ecommerce site until about March 15th.

          It was indexed on 22nd of March and rang in at spot 345 out of 363,000 for my targeted keyword phrase.

          I was very busy and not able to really promote it for almost a month other than submitting to a few high-PR directories. Regardless the site jumped to about spot 300 on the 29 March and then hung between 275-300 until the 18th of April when it jumped to spot 120.

          This was right about the time when I started actually distributing articles and such. On April 29th the site jumped to spot 55.

          I made my first sale right around then. Dunno how as I only had a few articles distributed, a few forum sig links and such...so I did not know how I got found.

          At that point I really began to turn up the intensity on promoting the site. Paid someone to submit it to 1,000 directories, paid someone to hunt down a PR5 DoFollow blog comment, and wrote more articles.

          For all my work the site was stuck in a serious rut. It hovered between the 40 and 50 mark for 3 weeks, regardless of all this work. Only yesterday did it start making adjustments.

          I still managed to sell two more somehow. Net profit on each sale is about $23.

          Did some quick research in awstats and found that over the last 30 days I had about 500 visitors to the site. Most came from google for various long-tail keyword phrases and not my target keyword.

          This gives me a lot of hope, because after consulting with a few SEO experts they said they were impressed with the site and I was doing the right things off-page. If I can glean 3 sales, from 500 hits on non-buying keyword trickle-traffic, then I'm sure that I can probably make 4 or 5 sales for ever 500 hits on my targeted keyword phrase.

          My niche has a 687 SEOT value for my target keyword in phrase match and 87,000 competing pages in phrase match.

          With all the work I'm doing(articles, forums, Angela's Backlinks), I expect my site to "pop" over the next 21 days into the top 3 positions. I've had some of my ebay affiliate sites follow this same pattern and they had a "pop" into the top ten and I hardly EVER do any off-page work for my lite ebay affiliate sites.

          This road has not been easy, but it's not "hard" either. Just frustrating, time intensive, and requires a lot of patience while rouding up links.

          I've very excited about the direction this is going though. It's something my wife can do. She's good at selling/shipping things on ebay, so I can train her on how to manage the site on her own. From there I can build and promote the next one.

          I really believe that this course was a major blessing for me. I would have NEVER considered an e-commerce site myself had I not been introduced to it through this course. The keyword hunting traininig was crazy good, and with a few tweaks I was able to better hunt keywords for my ebay affiliate sites.

          Judging by past experience, I hope to be netting about $7,000 p/month between this Niche Blueprint e-commerce site and my fleet of ebay affiliate sites.

          It all has come at the right time, because I'm going back to school full time in the fall, and it looks like I'll be able to have enough breathing room from my online business to be able to do it withough ripping an ulcer through my gut from financial stress.

          I'll give a further update after I score a top-10 position for my targeted keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    I took a look at your ezine article and see that it only has 28 views for the last few weeks. This is the problem there. That means at best, you probably got only 14 visitors from a page with little authority, sent to a site with little authority selling $1000 items. This is not the best recipe. No insult intended, just trying to help. Also, when I say rankings, I am talking about your main site, but having an article rank is of course good as well.

    I looked up your keyword in google and it shows a huge amount of search volume last month (about 50,00) and only about 1000 this month. This was likely due to the fact that the Kentucky Derbie was last month, meaning all that volume was likely research oriented, not buyer oriented. It is important to check the trends. 1000 searches over 30 days is not going to send much traffic to your article in the number 10 spot in google, as you have seen. To succeed and make some real money, you are going to want to be able to send 200 - 500 potential "customers" to your offer a day. Keep your chin up, if you stay at it you will get there.

    The other site you sent is fine. But again, you will need serious traffic to make serious money. And while sending traffic to a site like that one is fine as a tes, you will ultimately want to create a unique site when you go after a real ranking within the serps. Try writing 20 articles for the dating site and submitting them to Ezine Articles. You can do it in a day or two if you buckle down. If you don't make any sales, move on and try it again with something else. Sooner or later you will hot on a site that brings in a lot of sales per the traffic you send it. Create a site for that product/niche and scale it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author schnisz
      sounds good. No offense taken at all. Thats exactly the kind of feedback I need. Cranking articles now. thanks again!

      Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author ant_arias
    sounds like a good course for ecommerce. Will look into it if it becomes available again.
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    • Profile picture of the author schnisz
      I got it the first time around, built a site and have it on page 1 for my keyword. Its actually been there awhile. The training is excellent and the seo stuff works for sure. My problem is I picked the wrong item. I guess what I am selling, people dont buy online. The beauty of the program is you can start again with a new niche and keep building sites. I am still deciding whether or not to revamp my pricing on my current site, or just start a new one. Not wild about the site template though, some experts here have looked at my site it and said basically that it sucks.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Expert
        Quick update guys.

        My site is now ranking #3 for it's targeted keyword and #7 for a related (higher traffic) keyword. Traffic is averaging more than 350 uniques p/day and two days ago I almost cracked 500 uniques.

        Bad news is that the site is not converting well at all. Nowhere NEAR the 5 sales p/day that I need to make in order to make $100 p/day as was my goal. I'm getting sales trickling in at less than one p/week since June kicked off.

        Also, I had one lost customer call in a panic saying that the tried to buy an item three times and that Paypal rejected the sale all three times but that he had 3 charges showing on his end for $150 each yet there was nothing on my end...no abandoned shopping cart or anything.

        They were just authorizations and cleared off next business day but it showed that at least ONE person who was trying to buy was not able to do so and I had NO record of it. How many more were going down like that?

        Then another story came in. Guy emailed me and said he tried to buy but his card was rejected and he went to a different site to buy. Again...no record of his existence on my end.

        The Niche Blueprint people were very helpful and tried to help me out...but dunno what's wrong at this point. I'm thinking there is a major malfunction in the software itself which is ghosting my customers without a trace.

        I don't have time to try and integrate a different store platform so I think I'm going convert the site over to an Ebay affiliate site completely. Unless the traffic itself just does NOT convert, then I should be able to get close to $900 p/month profit out of the site which is way better than what I"m doing now as I am losing $45 p/month in hosting and merchant fees.

        While I'm not happy with the way this turned out on the Ecommerce side of things...the SEO knowledge has carried over very well and I'm using skills gained from this course to build affiliate sites that are starting to rank well for their keywords.
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        • Profile picture of the author The Expert
          Coolio,

          There is a way to set the software to "Sandbox" so that you can test the PayPal payment gateway...but that involves setting up two Sandbox Paypal accounts. I didn't want to do that so I just made a "dummy" product that was $1 and bought it from myself.

          The checkout process worked find, so that puts me more in the dark as I have no idea how many orders are getting killed and how many are going through just fine. Every now and then an order trickles through...just not at what I'd expect with this level of traffic.

          I'm crossing 500 uniques p/day now. I'm pretty sure I'm going to convert it over to an eBay affiliate site now. With that level of traffic it has the potential to go to $1000 p/month in commission.
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        • Profile picture of the author djbory
          Originally Posted by The Expert View Post

          Quick update guys.

          My site is now ranking #3 for it's targeted keyword and #7 for a related (higher traffic) keyword. Traffic is averaging more than 350 uniques p/day and two days ago I almost cracked 500 uniques.

          Bad news is that the site is not converting well at all. Nowhere NEAR the 5 sales p/day that I need to make in order to make $100 p/day as was my goal. I'm getting sales trickling in at less than one p/week since June kicked off.

          Also, I had one lost customer call in a panic saying that the tried to buy an item three times and that Paypal rejected the sale all three times but that he had 3 charges showing on his end for $150 each yet there was nothing on my end...no abandoned shopping cart or anything.

          They were just authorizations and cleared off next business day but it showed that at least ONE person who was trying to buy was not able to do so and I had NO record of it. How many more were going down like that?

          Then another story came in. Guy emailed me and said he tried to buy but his card was rejected and he went to a different site to buy. Again...no record of his existence on my end.

          The Niche Blueprint people were very helpful and tried to help me out...but dunno what's wrong at this point. I'm thinking there is a major malfunction in the software itself which is ghosting my customers without a trace.

          I don't have time to try and integrate a different store platform so I think I'm going convert the site over to an Ebay affiliate site completely. Unless the traffic itself just does NOT convert, then I should be able to get close to $900 p/month profit out of the site which is way better than what I"m doing now as I am losing $45 p/month in hosting and merchant fees.

          While I'm not happy with the way this turned out on the Ecommerce side of things...the SEO knowledge has carried over very well and I'm using skills gained from this course to build affiliate sites that are starting to rank well for their keywords.
          Hey Expert,

          I bought the Niche Blueprint Course as well the second time around but I haven't had the time to start with my first project yet. I see you're not happy with your conversions on the site and you said ebay sites rank faster in Google Search Engine and converts better; my question is this: Do you think is better to stay with ebay sites or would you still keep building Niche Blueprint Style sites.....:confused:

          Your respond will be greatly appreciated, since I have to make a decision now on what to do...

          DJBory