ClickBank University – My Honest Review!!
Today, I want to take my time to talk about the much about hype ClickBank University 2.0.
What Is It?
Clickbank University is a training center and community on how to create your own info products to sell online. You can also learn how to market other people’s products via affiliate marketing.
The quality of training is very high, and the community is somewhat active. The price is quite high but not unreasonable for what you get. I think this could be a good product for someone looking to market information via their own info product listed on Clickbank, but not for someone looking to make money in affiliate marketing.
Inside Clickbank University 2.0 Members Area
Inside CBU 2.0, you’ll see there are a few tabs. In order to get access to all the lessons, you have to fill out a form and request it. Otherwise, the lessons are drip-fed on a schedule. The main training is going to be the “vendor” training. You’ll learn how to create a customer avatar, set up a landing/sales page and funnel, getting your product on Clickbank, then scaling your business. Each section of the training has several videos, and they range for 3-25 minutes long.
There’s a ton of content, so Clickbank University is worth the price if your are creating your first product and trying to learn how to sell it online!
You’ll also have access to the Clickbank University Forum, where you can get in contact with other members, and exchange ideas. The forum portion of the program has improved dramatically in the past 3 years. The content is much more focused on product creators, rather than product affiliates.
What I Like About Clickbank University (Updated)
The main training center focuses on product creation, which is different from most other “make money” systems that I review. Product creation can be a very lucrative online business if you create a high quality product(s) and can drive traffic to your site. (They did add an affiliate section, which I’m going to cover below. )
You can make even more money if you have a good email sequence for email marketing, and even MORE money if you have good incentives for affiliates to start doing the selling for you.
I didn’t watch all the videos available to me, but the ones I saw were very candid, high quality, and provided real insight into how online marketing works. I saw a few about how to think of a product to sell, how to drive traffic to your website, and the basics of how affiliate marketing works on Clickbank.
There is a ton of info to read, so if you join Clickbank University, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. Beginners will definitely benefit from training, as well as low-intermediate to intermediate level online marketers. I think if you have experience and have just not found luck with your previous campaigns, you might find the info pretty standard, and might only benefit from later training modules (which I was unable to view).
Lots of High Quality Lessons
There are weeks and weeks of lessons within CBU. They are a combination of face-to-face video, plus over the shoulder video. There’s also a downloadable written portion (green arrow in the image below) where you can see basic highlights from the video portion. Though I love video, written stuff is easier to review. No need to watch a 20 minute video again to just get a refresher!
More Active Community
When I first reviewed Clickbank University, I was very critical of their support system and community. Many questions were unanswered, and emails were not responded it. It was a ghost town. However, 3 years later, it looks like things have picked up a bit.
It’s still not a thriving community of instant answers and fixes to problems, but it’s greatly improved. You can see from screenshots below that there are new questions posted almost daily, and that there are several answers per thread. Some people respond in quite a lot of detail. Experienced members are helping newbies, and people are exchanging information to help improve each others’ businesses. Awesome!
Weekly Q&A Webinars
Now, included with your membership, are weekly webinars for asking questions. I am going to attend one this week to see how it goes, and report back when I have more information.
Clickbank University is a good product that’s worth the monthly membership cost of $47/month. I think that for someone looking to create and promote their own digital info product through Clickbank, this is probably going to be your best investment. If you are an “expert” in something and want to make money off of your knowledge, now’s the time to start!
However, I don’t like their marketing strategy of “upsells”, and the affiliate training was lacking compared to similarly priced products.
So, here is what the fully upgraded Clickbank University 2.0 has to offer –
- 8-Week Affiliate + 12 Week Vendor Class
- Bi-Weekly Expert Classes
- Specially Curated Ad-On Trainings
- CBU Toolkit and Traffic Center
- Live Events for the fraction of the Price $
- Access to Exclusive Clickbank University Community
- And many surprise bonuses…