Clickbank University 2.0 Review – An Honest Review from a User

In a Nutshell: Clickbank University 2.0 is created to help customers find more success with the Clickbank platform as both an affiliate and as a vendor.

What is Clickbank University 2.0 all about?

I Got it, so I can show ya!

Obviously, this is the 2nd version of Clickbank University (hence the Clickbank University 2.0, very clever, I know), but it’s actually really better done than the first version.  The 1.0 version only focused on creating your own product, while 2.0 has so much more, which I’ll get into below.

If you HAVEN’T done so yet, I highly encourage you to  check out the official website  so you can really get a feel for what it’s all about: Click Here for their Official Website

The Main (Front End) Product (Make Money on Clickbank as a Vendor AND/OR Affiliate)

Clickbank University 2.0 is essentially broken down into two different programs:

  1. Make Money with your Own Product, as a Vendor.
  2. Make Money as an Affiliate, Promoting other people’s products.
  3. There is also a 3rd main section on traffic generation, which is surprisingly awesome!

Program #1 (For Vendors) is about teaching YOU how to create your own product and get it listed on the Clickbank marketplace.  I LIKE this approach as it’s a much different angle than all of the other “make money online” type of products out there.

There is definitely potential to make a LOT of money here if you’re able to create a solid product in a proven niche.  It does take a bit more work, and you’ll definitely want to get some big affiliates in your niche to promote your product.

​Here’s the thing, NOBODY is going to want to promote your product if they don’t know who you are, so it’s important to get on their radar.  

You can do this a few ways:

  1. ​Promote and sell a lot of THEIR products, so they know your name!
  2. ​Email them and ask if they’ll promote it.  You’ll be surprised!  It does help if they know who you are first, but this is easy enough to do.  Follow them online, Re-Tweet their stuff, comment on their FB and Twitter posts and add VALUE.  Once you’ve done this for a week or two and they know you a bit, it’s much easier to get them to promote for you! 🙂

Program #2 (For Affiliates) is exactly the opposite and teaches you how to generate income online promoting products belonging to other vendors.  They DO go hand-in-hand, however, so I highly suggest both creating your own product as well as promoting other vendors!

On the other hand, you may not WANT to create your own product, and that’s totally fine! Personally, I just prefer the affiliate model myself, as I just want to do things myself.

That’s the beauty of this training though, you can do 1, or the other, or BOTH – and make a killing either way!

Clickbank University 2.0 Has a few Main Sections

Let’s check em out!

Section 1: Vendors

I’ll be honest with you, this portion of the training may be a bit intimidating and may not be for everybody.  That is also okay, and there is 100% Nothing wrong with that.  I’m an Affiliate Marketer 100% of the time, I’ve only ever launched 1 product, with a partner, for a private promotion.

Personally, I’d rather just focus on being an affiliate, instead of creating my own product, finding JV’s to work with, hiring a graphics guy, copywriter, etc.

On the other hand, I know MANY people that absolutely LOVE this and go crazy for this type of stuff.  It’s an INSANELY powerful way to make money and build an email list quickly.  Then, once you have the email list of your customers, you can market other relevant products to them as an affiliate for even more commissions!

My point is if product creation is not your thing, there is nothing wrong with that, don’t let this portion of C​BU hold you back from learning.

The Vendors Section in Clickbank University 2.0 is broken down into 12 weeks’ worth of lessons, taking you from A-Z in creating and launching your own successful product on Clickbank.

The ​Vendors session is broken down like this:

  • Week 1 – How It Works
    • Here you’ll learn the overall goal of our 12-week plan to success.
  • Week 2 – Finding Your Perfect Product
    • Blend your passion and experience with what’s profitable on ClickBank
      and will you get the exact insight needed to find your perfect product?
  • Week 3 – Creating Your Avatar
    • Your avatar is your customer and in order to give your customer
      exactly what he or she needs, you have to understand their mind-set.
      It’s time to set into your customer’s shoes!
    • What are their interests? What are the demographics? But most
      importantly, what is their problem and how is your product going to
      solve it? If you know their problem, then you can create a product that
      solves the problem.
  • Week 4 – Creating Your Product
    • Know exactly how to format your product, for instance, like videos or an
      e-book. Know the proven blueprint that successes products on
      ClickBank use. They even teach you how to outsource your product
      creation so you don’t even have to write it!
  • Week 5 – Creating your Perfect Upsell
    • Maximize the value of each and every customer by offering upsells.
      These upsell add more value to your customers by further helping the
      customer solve their problem.
    • This is very important for attracting affiliates. The more money they can
      make per sales, the more they will love promoting your product!
  • Week 6 – Sales Copy & Conversion Maximizing
    • Learn the secrets of successful sales copy from our very own expert
      copywriter.
    • Remember, you might have the greatest product in the world, but if you
      don’t have a great sales pitch then you won’t be successful.
  • Week 7 – The Easy Video Sales Letter
    • Learn the secrets of creating high value and effective video sales
      letters used by experts. Don’t spend thousands of dollars on video
      production.
  • Week 8 – Finalizing your Product
    • Let’s put the finishing touches on your product. Correcting any errors
      and making sure all of the elements of your product are sound.
  • Week 9 – Getting onto ClickBank
    • Learn how to get your Product onto the ClickBank Marketplace! They
      walk you through step by step.
  • Week 10 – Attracting & Managing JV Relationships
    • Attracting affiliates is one of the easiest ways you can become
      successful on ClickBank, but you’ve got to know what they want first.
      Learn how to get them to believe in your product!
  • Week 11 – Split Testing
    • Learn how simply testing different language, ads, and funnels can
      dramatically increase conversions.
  • Week 12 – Scaling your Success
    • Learn how to build upon initial sales and success by generating more
      and more traffic to create massive success.
  • Bonus: Selling High Ticket Products on Webinars ($1k Plus per sale)

To sum this up:

In Section 1 of ​Clickbank University 2.0, You’re learning how to build your own product (brand, and business) and launch it on Clickbank.com.

That’s it, and it’s amazing!

Revealed: The Secrets our Clients Used to Earn $3 Billion

The training is very thorough, and their online member’s area is pretty easy to follow along and navigate.

Section 2: Affiliates

This is what I do 100% of the time.  As I mentioned above, I am NOT a product vendor.  I’m just an affiliate and that’s what I prefer to do.  I’ve made 5-6 figures per month now for quite some time only as an affiliate for other people’s products. 

Perhaps I’ll get into the vendor game someday, but for now…I’m just enjoying being a kick-ass affiliate. 🙂

The affiliate portion actually goes hand-in-hand with the Vendor portion.  Once you create your own product, why not market other related products to your existing customers?

Now, with that being said…Even if you’re NOT going to become a vendor, this training is AMAZING.

The Affiliate portion is 8 weeks (2 months!), and broken down like this:

  • Week 1 – Affiliate Marking on ClickBank
    • Affiliate Profit Plan
    • Setting Up for Success
    • Goal Setting
  • Week 2 – Understanding Affiliate Marketing
    • Affiliate Basics
    • Navigating Through the ClickBank Marketplace
    • Secrets of the Top ClickBank Products
  • Week 3 – Finding Your Passion
    • Discovering Your Passion
    • Researching in Your Niche
    • Picking the Perfect Product
  • Week 4 – The Ultimate Affiliate Funnel
    • The Truth About Traffic
    • Affiliate Funnel 101
    • Building Squeeze Pages
  • Week 5 – Free, Free, Free: Always Over Deliver
    • Building a Relationship with Your List
    • Different Ways to Deliver Free Content
    • Outsourcing Your Content
  • Week 6 – Writing the Perfect Swipe
    • Getting Them to Open the Email
    • Making Sure They Click
    • Offering Bonuses
  • Week 7 – The Email Blueprint
    • Using Broadcasts
    • Automating Your Emails
    • The Perfect Balance
  • Week 8 – Scaling and Expanding
    • Toolkit Traffic Area
    • Opening the Flood Gates
    • Creating a Product
  • Bonus: Running Affiliate Promotions

There are plenty of downloads available throughout the coarse, things such as outlines of the course as a whole, and specific outlines for each of the individual training videos.

Once again, each of these is meant to go through one week at a time, but you’re more than welcome to skip ahead once you complete the first 3 weeks.

Take your time when going through the training, don’t try to rush through and watch everything at once.  Do it one week at a time, and then watch and re-watch the training. After you do THAT, then try putting it into practice.  

The Videos in this are actually fairly short, between 5 and 15 minutes for the most part, and each week has multiple videos.

This makes it very easy to follow along, and I did NOT feel overwhelmed at all during my time spent in the training.

Section 3: Traffic

You need to understand, you can have the NICEST looking website or funnel in the world, but if you’re not reaching your target audience, it’s pointless.

Having said that, the traffic portion goes into a few different types of traffic you really should understand.

  1. Facebook Advertising (3 Parts)
  2. Instagram Shout outs & Influencers (3 Parts)

Simple, but easy enough to learn and one of the best ways to get SUPER targeted traffic.

If you want to target 35-41-year-old single moms living in Orange County California earning over $100,000 per year, you can do that with Facebook advertising.

The fact that you can get so specific to target your audience is amazing, and the Clickbank University 2.0 Training gets it right.

The Instagram training is equally awesome too and is a GREAT way to make quick money if you don’t mind spending a little upfront first.

Super Quick Badass Tip!

Use Instagram Influencers to make the first load of money then re-target all people that visited that page on Facebook to make even more money, then find similar product and do email marketing

This is actually pretty easy!

​Step 1: Pay an IG Influencer to “Shout Out” your product, meaning talk about it, review it, link to it – whatever.  

​Don’t worry about paying Kim Kardashian, an IG User with 5k or 10k LOYAL followers can have a much bigger impact than major celebrities.  They’re more relevant, more cost-effective, and USUALLY, have better trust.  You can pay somebody as little as $100 and see a great ROI if you do this right.  

​Step 2: (Make sure you have retargeting pixels in place first) Re-Target Ads to those people on Facebook reminding them to check out your offer or thanking them for it.

​Step 3: Sell SIMILAR products to those same people!

​I know it sounds scary, but this stuff is covered, and it’s quite easy once you do it once or twice and see how easy it can be! 🙂

Try to find a product that assists or fixes a problem. In testing, those are ALWAYS the top earners, and I promise – the Clickbank Online Marketplace has a ton of those too!

Focus is important here, so keep that in mind!

But Wait, There’s More!

On TOP of the excellent training that’s included, you also get access to the Forum and LIVE Q&A Sessions.

CBU Chat Forum

A forum is a place where new members, old members, coaches and creators alike can all get together to discuss what’s working, and what’s not.

More on this coming soon!

CBU Live Q&A

The live Q&A Sessions are also an AMAZING resource you should be taking advantage of.

If for some reason you’re not able to attend the live sessions, due to a different time zone or whatever – great news – you’re able to watch the recordings still, and you can always post your questions and get help in the Clickbank University Online Members Area Forum.

Some of the previous topics covered (which recordings are now available) are:

  • Deciding on a Niche, Creating Content, Sending Broadcasts
  • Influencer Marketing
  • The CB Marketplace
  • Building an (email) List Without a Giveaway
  • Squeeze Pages, Instagram, and Keywords
  • Autoresponders, Content, Promotions
  • FB Ads and Marketplace Stats
  • Opt-In Pages, Promotions
  • Researching Your Market, CB University TV, Opt-In Pages
  • Instagram, CB Marketplace, Affiliate Promos
  • Pen Names, Potty Training, Apocalypse Products
  • Instagram Ads, List Value, ClickBank Builder
  • How to Pick a Product to Promote & Researching It
  • Driving Traffic via Social Media
  • Q&A Session, GDPR, and Scaling Ads
  • Affiliate Marketing on Instagram and Opt-In Pages
  • Niches vs. Product Angles
  • Affiliate Promotions via Instagram
  • Refunds, click-thru rates, cold vs warm traffic
  • Choosing a Product, Running Traffic
  • WebinarX Funnels, Networking Events, Competition
  • Staying Focused, Funnels, Essentialism
  • Market Research, New Updates, Optin Page Feedback
  • Analytics Tracking, Influencer Marketing, Focus
  • AND, many many more.  (Much more than the 17 I think I saw listed on their sales page)

And this is all BONUS training on top of the main training itself!

The Live Training Sessions are some of my favorites! Even if you can’t make it live, they’re recorded and put in the member’s area for you to watch over and over again.  Make sure you watch them all the way through, as you might miss some valuable tips from the Q&A.

Is it TOO much? Does Clickbank University 2.0 get overwhelming?

You might be thinking right now, “Great googly moodily! This is a lot to go through!” Well, they don’t call it “University” for nothing! LOL

Dumb jokes aside, yes it is a lot – but remember this truly IS an online education with the POTENTIAL for you to earn far more than many Doctors, Lawyers, etc.

Please also remember, you don’t have to do and master EVERYTHING here! I know many people that JUST focus on Instagram Marketing, or Facebook Ads, or Search Engine Optimization and they do just fine.  The information is here for you to digest, so don’t get overwhelmed by it! 🙂

Section 4: Toolkit

Before I forget to mention it, there’s also a “tools” section with online tools and training to do things for those who are a bit less computer savvy! 🙂

​This is where you’ll find all of our go-to tools on design, optimization, outsourcing, etc, and is broken down like this.

  • Introduction to Tools
  • Setting Up a Custom Domain with GoDaddy
  • Creating a Sales Presentation with PowerPoint
  • Video Editing with Camtasia
  • Recording Your Sales Video with Camtasia
  • Camtasia Alternative: APowersoft for Screen Recording
  • Design Banners, Posts, & Giveaways with Canva
  • Setting Up Your Funnel with CB Builder
  • Split Testing with Visual Website Optimizer
  • Increasing Conversions with Optimonk
  • Enhance Your Social Media Activity with Hootsuite
  • Outsourcing with UpWork
  • Sending Broadcasts and Automating with AWeber
  • Demographic Research with Google & Twitter

I know this sounds overwhelming, but I promise – it’s not once you start watching the videos and applying what you learn!

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My Review & Final Verdict

I have to say, I’m impressed. I was NOT a fan of ​Clickbank University 1.0, so having said that – Clickbank University 2.0 is a HUGE Improvement over Clickbank University 1.0 (which just focused on product creation).  The training in this updated version goes into both product creation, and just plain old affiliate marketing, and I like it!

They teach you REAL methods to make money online, not just how to create fake reviews of their competitors (like another program teaches).

My Advice, pick this up now, put TIME into not only studying the training but putting it into action as well.

You WON’T get rich overnight, but if you stick with it you should see results.  🙂

I know, I know…

It’s Scary

It’s New

What if you fail?

What if you’re too stressed out?

ENOUGH with the excuses! LOL – Now is YOUR time to take action 🙂

There is no time limit on this, you can go through it as quickly as you like, or take as long as you like.  The important thing is to make sure you not only understand what you learn but spend time putting it into action as well.

I’ve been there before, EVERY successful marketer or person has FAILED more times than they can count.  And you know what, they would not change that for the world.    The training at Clickbank University 2.0 is easy to follow, and it’s broken down in small easy to digest chunks so you’re not stuck watching a 90-minute video all at once.

If you’re not sure if this is for you or not, Let me ask you something…

Would you rather work your ass off for somebody else for peanuts, or potentially make 10x or even 20x MORE and be your own boss?

As for me, that’s easy –  I now make more in 1 month (usually) than my last BOSS did in an entire year, and he did pretty well for himself!

So relax, take a deep breath, and say with me “I got this!” 🙂

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