Clickbank University 2.0 review

Clickbank university 2.0 is the only program tailored specifically to teach how to make money with Clickbank either by creating your own digital product (Vendor) and selling it through Clickbank or as an affiliate marketer and promoting other peoples products.

Given that Clickbank has been my highest paying affiliate network in commissions since I started my blogging journey, I decided to write a review of the course created by the network itself. After all, one would think there is no better place to learn than from the source itself.

Clickbank has years and years of data that it makes them have the most insight into what works and what does not work.

I have only made money with Clickbank as an affiliate marketer so I am most familiar with the affiliate marketing part of the program, though I have a broad understanding of creating a digital product which I have learned from other bloggers who have done it, so I am still able to assess the quality of the vendor section of the program.

At first I was surprised to make money with Clickbank as I did not really know how much of interest for digital products was out there, until I sold more of these digital products and received high commissions from it, compared to other affiliate networks I joined.

Given how the internet is changing every single aspect of our lives, I would not be surprised if the Clickbank party is only starting. People are more thirsty than ever of knowledge that would improve their lives and digital products are just the easiest and most convenient and cost effective way to deliver it to them.

Everything about the economy indicates that this trend is only growing, not to mention some product creators only sell their knowledge through a digital product for scalability and convenience reasons, they don’t do seminars, private meetings or whatnot.

What is Clickbank

If you are not familiar with Clickbank yet, it is an affiliate marketing platform mainly for digital goods and services that connects creators of digital products and services (vendors) e.g. ebooks, digital courses, e-services, with affiliate marketers (like me) to promote their products and services for a commission.

Clickbank has been in business since 1998 and, according to smartblogger.com, has more than 200 million customers across 198 countries and the same number in dollars of annual sales.

From my experience, it is one of the best affiliate marketing networks to join as a beginner and also the highest paying in commissions (up to 75%).

What is Clickbank University 2.0

Clickbank university 2.0 is a step-by-step course designed to teach you everything you need to know about making money with Clickbank both as a vendor by creating your own digital product or as an affiliate marketer by promoting other peoples products for a commission.

 The techniques taught are specifically tailored to using Clickbank but they can be applied to other affiliate platforms or to selling your own digital product on your own website.

The course was created by Adam Horwitz and Justin Atlan, who are two self-made millionaires that have a proven track record of making millions both as affiliates and as vendor of digital products themselves.

If you have ever tried to make any money online you probably know how difficult it is to make even 1 dollar. That is because without a proper guidance, you literally have no idea what you are doing and you have no other choice but to go through a series of trials and errors before you find the clear streamlined path to consistently make money online.

With Clickbank university 2.0, that streamlined path to success was discovered after a series of trials and errors and the course gives just what you need to know to be successful, nothing more nothing less. You don’t have to waste time and energy (and probably money too) trying things that won’t land you the desired results, when others have done the hard job for you.

That way, it is only fair that they sell their knowledge for money. It is still a win win situation and money well spent when you pay for knowledge that you know was hard to build and that will end up saving you a lot of time and hassle.

Another reason why you might want to get the spot on process is to avoid the emotional burden of going through the process on your own. The trial and error way of learning is the most challenging part of starting a business and the reason why so many give up so quickly, in my opinion.

There is no secret to making money online, all the successful affiliate marketers or digital entrepreneurs are those few who simply did not give up after a series of failures or/and took courses themselves and benefited from other peoples expertise to speed up the process.

The Course

Clickbank university 2.0 (CBU 2.0) is broken down into 3 main sections:

Vendors

This is the section where you learn everything about creating your own digital product and selling it through Clickbank.

Creating your own digital product can sound pretty intimidating if you are new to the make money online sphere, and I think it is not necessarily suitable for beginners.

It is however ideal for people who have knowledge worth paying for, something which solves a problem or teaches something (it could really be anything related to your passion or an expertise you developed over the years from your profession, your business or your hobby, as long as it is something of value to share with others).

I learned this the hard way when I was starting off and was listening to all these Youtubers talking about making money selling their own digital products. They made it sound very easy so I got pretty excited about the idea of sharing my knowledge as a business. It ended up causing a lot of frustration in me because I could not figure out how is it that I am not able to make my own digital product.

The truth is that the sort of knowledge that is worth paying for is usually developed over time. You won’t be successfully making money from a digital product if you don’t have a certain level of expertise.

People will rate your product, write reviews about it and before you know it, you are already out of the game.

However, what I mean by an expert is not necessarily a “professional” type of expertise that you have from a degree or qualification.

Having done it and speaking from experience is enough to give you “expert” title in the online space.

The good news is, when you have the knowledge, you can literally convert it into thousands of dollars in passive income if you follow the step-by-step CBU 2.0 course for vendors.

Not only would I recommend the CBU 2.0 to learn how to monetize your valuable knowledge, but I would also recommend selling it through Clickbank because it is the most powerful way to gain exposure almost overnight by leveraging their network of affiliates always looking for new products to promote.

This vendor section is 12 weeks long and is outlined as follow:

  • Week 1:  How Everything works
  • Week 2: Finding your perfect product
  • Week 3: Creating your Avatar
  • Week 4: Course content creation & outsourcing
  • Week 5: Your perfect Upsell to maximize Sales
  • Week 6: High Converting Sales copy
  • Week 7: The “easy” VSL
  • Week 8: Finalizing Your Product via Builder, etc.
  • Week 9: Getting Up on Clickbank
  • Week 10: JV Managing
  • Week 11: Split Testing
  • Week 12: How to Scale
  • Bonus Selling High Ticket Products on Webinars

Affiliates

The affiliate part is the one that I am most familiar with. As I said before, I made my highest commissions as an affiliate with Clickbank.

For those who don’t know what affiliate marketing is, an affiliate is someone who promotes other peoples products and services for a commission. When a sale is made through his/her marketing efforts, the affiliate receives a commission…that simple.

The marketing effort can take various forms which are taught in this course, including writing blog posts, emails or ads creation, among other things.

What differentiates affiliate marketers (and subsequently their results) is the quality and effectiveness of their marketing effort.

That is what is taught in this section of CBU 2.0 and trust me, the skill can be learned quickly compared to anything else you know relative to the payoff you get.

There are many other reasons why affiliate marketing is the best business model for beginners. It requires zero or a very small initial investment (all you need really is a laptop and internet) and it is hassle free for the affiliate: affiliates don’t have to deal with payment processing, customer service or inventory and they have no liability whatsoever with regards to these things. Their only liability is with regards to the vendor in respecting the terms of the affiliate contract (no deceiving publicity and no offensive content are among the common terms of the affiliates contract).

This program is 8 weeks long and is outlined as follow:

  • Week 1: Affiliate Marking on Clickbank
  • Week 2: Understanding Affiliate Marketing
  • Week 3: Finding Your Passion
  • Week 4: The ultimate Affiliate Funnel
  • Week 5: Free, Free, Free Always Over Deliver
  • Week 6: Writing the Perfect Swipe
  • Week 7: The Email Blueprint
  • Week 8: Scaling and Expanding
  • Bonus: Running Affiliate Promotions

Traffic

This section focuses on 3 main traffic sources and describes the best way to get traffic specific to each traffic source.

As you probably know (or will soon understand), traffic is the holy Grail of making money online. Without traffic, there is simply no business, you can have the most converting landing pages or the best marketing effort but if you cannot get buyers in front of your offers, you will not make any money online.

That is why CBU 2.0 dedicated a whole section to traffic, as everything else would be useless if getting traffic is not a mastered skill.

The only con I see here is that only paid traffic is covered. It would have been nicer if free traffic sources were also covered as a lot of people don’t have the money to spend on paid traffic, especially when they are starting off.

Of course learning how to get free traffic is widely covered on the internet ( Youtube, blogs…etc) but for the price of the course, I would think it would be a nice addition.

CBU 2.0 covers 3 main traffic sources which are Instagram (how to run shoutouts), Facebook (how to run Facebook ads) and Youtube (how to create Youtube videos and run ads on Youtube).

Additional features

In addition to the program, you get access to some really cool features:

  1. CBU forum: It is literally a forum where you can connect with other private members of the community, sharing experiences and insight, get advice and ask questions.
  2. CBU live Q&A with Adam and Justin where you can ask your questions and benefit from other peoples questions.
  3. Expert Interviews ( Gary Vee’ being one of the most prominent interviews)
  4. Market and Customer Research
  5. The official copy write guide, geared towards optimizing your copies for Clickbank products promotion.

Toolkit (Upsell)

The toolkit is not part of the basic offer and you will have to pay additional dollars for it but it is totally worth it if you are a complete beginner.

Here is what is covered:

  • Introduction to Tools
  • Setting Up a Custom Domain
  • Creating a Sales Presentation
  • Video Editing
  • Recording Your Sales Video
  • Design Banners, Posts, & Giveaways
  • Setting Up Your Funnel with CB Builder
  • Split Testing with Visual Website Optimizer
  • Increasing Conversions
  • Enhance Your Social Media Activity
  • Outsourcing
  • Sending Broadcasts and Automating

Clickbank builder (Upsell)

Once you get a bit more advanced, you will understand that in order to create high converting funnels, you are likely to need a web builder, and that’s where the Clickbank builder comes into play, because the builder was tested for various types of landing pages and is optimized to help you create highly converting ones.

Final Toughts

Now you are probably asking yourself, Should you or should you not join CBU 2.0?

In general, I think that you should only buy a course if it is going to help you make more money than if you were to figure out things on your own, and my honest opinion is that CBU 2.0 definitely qualifies for that.

First off, people make good money from Clickbank whether they took the course or not (as I mentioned before, Clickbank is one of the highest paying affiliate networks in commissions, and I made my first commission with Clickbank as a total beginner), so investing in a course that promises to help you make more money from an already lucrative business is a good investment of your time and your money.

Second of, CBU 2.0 delivers on its promises because it teaches a step-by-step proven system that was put together by people who made millions with Clickbank.

Now, can you find this information for free on Youtube or blogs? I think you can find it but it is like looking for a needle in a haystack, except you don’t even know what you are looking for when you are a beginner. The benefit of getting the knowledge from a course as practical as CBU 2.0 is that you get only the relevant information all in one place and structured in such a way to get you the best results.

I also think that the fact that CBU 2.0 was created by Clickbank itself is also a positive because they are not only interested in making money selling the course to you, they truly want you to succeed because they only make money when you make money.

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