Is Clickbank University Worth It? [ Or not ?]
If you are in the marketing business or are thinking about starting a career online, I am pretty sure you have heard of Clickbank before. I wrote an extensive post about Clickbank, not too long ago, and today I would like to have a look at what Clickbank itself has to offer besides the affiliate programs that you can find in its marketplace. Yes, Clickbank offers also a full course, their own online schooling strategy to teach you how to become successful. But is Clickbank University worth it? Mostly, is it legit and how much does it cost?
Let’s have a look at all the different aspect of this online course called Clickbank University 2.0
Product name: Clickbank University 2.0
Product Owners: Matt Hulett, Adam Horwitz, Justin Atlan
Product Type: Digital Product Creation & Marketing Course
Price: $47/month + $594 Upsell
Who is it for: If you have a digital product that you created and want to sell online Like books, courses, tutorials, …
Two Trainings in One Course
CBU is actually set up in a way that offers two different types of training to the user:
- One Training is focused on teaching people how to sell the affiliate products they promote online
- The second training is focused on how to Sell your own digital products online
Say for example, you have an EBook that you wrote, could be about recipes, or a particular skill that you have, maybe you have a set of Video Tutorials you have made to teach a language or a specific topic, whatever it is you have, you can skip the middle man and sell it directly online and make all the profits.
This is what CBU training will teach you: how to promote and sell your own stuff online and keep all the money!!!!
And this is for me the main focus of the CBU University.
The first course develops in 8 weeks of training and will show you how you can make an income online even you have nothing to sell of your own
The training shows you how you can select products online from their marketplace and promote them accordingly to your particular Niche.
Some of the tips are really good but if I am completely honest there was nothing really innovative about this part of the course and nothing I had not learned already from a previous course I took with Wealthy Affiliate.
The second part of the CBU program focus, as I said earlier, on teaching a vendor how to sell his own creations online. The course now develops over 12 weeks of training and if you have written an E-Book or have any other digital product you want to put online to sell because you think it is worth it, then, by all means, Clickbank University can really teach you how to do that.
The 12 weeks training gives you a lot of insights and teaches some basic aspects of promoting your own material online.
You will learn:
- How to create a digital product to sell
- How to promote your digital product with landing pages
- How to create a landing page
- How to create a selling funnel
- How to have another affiliate marketer promoting and selling your product
- How to get traffic to your landing page or website
- And lots of other stuff
Once you sign up with CBU you get access to the member’s area, and all the Video Training and PDF training Modules as well.
The video lengths vary from approximately 3 minutes up to 25 minutes and in the library section of your dashboard, you will find mini crash courses that are also available separately if you don’t want to purchase the entire thing.
I am always for trying, the small amount first to see if it is something I could be interested in before I go ahead and invest the full amount, but that’s up to you.
What else is inside the member’s area?
The main course in the member’s area is available to you on the first tab on the left-hand-side of your Dashboard, but be aware that you can’t actually access the entire course at once and you have to follow the steps and all the videos in order to unlock the following training.
CBU says they are doing it like this so that people do not skip any of the steps of the training, and in a way, it can make sense but if you are a little bit more advanced in your knowledge I guess it could be annoying that you can’t skip any part that you may already know how to do.
For me….I was not that fortunate to know everything so I had to follow every single video…LOL…
On the dashboard, there is also a Tab that gives you access to the weekly Webinars run by Adam and Justin and if you are on the other side of the planet and the time of the Live Webinar does not fit your sleeping schedule, you don’t have to worry because the webinars are all recorded and you can go back and listen to them when it suits you best.
The only downside of this is that being Live, if you want to ask some questions unless you are on when they are Live you miss the opportunity to do so.
As you can see from the screenshot, CBU also offers a Support group or Forum, and they are quite active even though I must admit not as much as the WA community that I have been with for over a year now.
Support for me is a very important part of my online growth and development. There have been days, especially at the beginning of my online venture where I felt overwhelmed, and sometimes, I won’t deny it, I felt like giving up, and if it hadn’t been for the enormous support and encouragement I received by my community at WA I would have never gotten where I am today.
Is CBU Worth it?
If what you are looking for is training on how to promote affiliate programs like the one you find on Clickbank, CBU it’s ok but not necessarily the best, at least in my opinion; I do prefer the training and tutorials given at WA, just because they can be applied to any niche and are not restricted to Clickbank and you can try them at least the complete first level totally FREE with their Starter Pack
On the other hand, if you really want to learn how to promote and sell you OWN products online, there’s definitely a lot of material that CBU teaches you in order to achieve that during the 12 weeks of training.
Having and selling your own product can be a very lucrative online business if are able to present a high-quality product and can drive traffic to your site.
CBU provides real insight into how online marketing works and they teach you how to think of a product to sell, how to drive traffic to your website.
The Video Tutorials are a mix of face-to-face video, plus over the shoulder video with downloadable written portions where you can see basic highlights from the video portion.
Some people prefer videos, I usually have a tendency to lose the attention on videos and to keep myself focus I prefer to read, but that depends on each person preferences.
The Upsell part
Well the Upsell part of CBU comes with a price tag of 594.00$ not exactly what I call cheap.
What is it?
The 594.00$ are paid for a CBU Website Builder, a very useful tool to help you easily create professional websites, landing pages and offer pages.
The builder has a drag-and-drop system with various templates to help you craft beautiful pages and is very easy to operate.
Can you do without it?
You can, if you have another website builder and hosting platform; the Upsell it is not compulsory even though I will say that lots of the training done, is made with the idea in mind that you are using CBU Website Builder so if you aren’t you will have to apply the different knowledge of the tutorial to your own specific site.
If you decide to purchase it they give you the option to have 2 payments of $297 rather than a single one of 594.00$.
If you don’t have a lot of experience online, their builder can help you create a website for your own product that essentially integrates directly with Clickbank to make selling the product easier.
Definitely appealing but not cheap, at least not for me. You end up paying the 47.00$ monthly subscription and the 594.00$ for a lifetime access to your websites builder.
Now, if you are serious about creating and selling your own digital products online, it might be worth the investment but as always, I will repeat myself here, try the mini course they offer to get a feel of how the training could be or try the one month subscription which comes with a 30 days money back guarantee before you dive in completely and make any big investment.
Well, after having a look at the entire program I can say that Clickbank University is a good product and it’s worth the monthly membership cost of $47/month if you want to create your own digital products and sell them online cutting the middle man out of the picture completely.
If what you want to do is become an affiliate marketer and you don’t have your products to sell but are looking to promote other people stuff, then the training offered by CBU is OK, but in my personal opinion, not the best.
Lots of people when they start a business online they don’t have a very clear idea of the direction they want to take.
You know you want to change your life or career but you are not exactly sure how and where to start.
When I first started all I knew for sure was that I was fed up of my job and all I could see was myself in the future doing the same thing over and over for the next 15 years. The thought scared me, and I did not want to do that.
I knew I was not 18, and that all the young people where thriving on the net and I wasn’t even sure if I would have ever been able to get started.
I needed, support, I needed training, I needed advice, and I needed something cheap because I had no money to invest.
I found all this and more in Wealthy Affiliate University which is the platform I joined over a year ago now and the place where I have learned everything I know today.
Wealthy Affiliate offers
- A Stater Pack which is Free to Join and Allows you to build a website and have a hosting platform free plus a first level training as well totally free.
- If you want to remain Free there is No need or obligation to Upgrade to anything and you can keep your Free website and launch your business online
- If later on, you want to develop more and Upgrade, the Upgrade will be a $49 per month membership price with a 60% discount for your first month
- You find hundreds of Video tutorial, easy to follow and with practical exercises to help you understand
- You will have a website builder included in the FREE membership or the Upgraded one
- A hosting platform ready to be used
- A fantastic community, support, forum and weekly webinars full of extra training
- A complete set of tools ready to be used to help you build your niche and your business online.
So, there you have, CBU is a great University to start your online business, but it’s not the only one and, like always, I suggest, try, experiment, see, evaluate and then decide what is the best for you and your success
I hope this can help you a bit, and if you have any questions about Clickbank University or Wealthy Affiliate or any other matter please feel free to send me a message and I will get back to you asap.
Till the next time…. great success to everyone out there and especially to us….moms working from home!!