Product Name: Commission Blueprint Evolution
Product Owner: Steve Clayton & Tim Godfrey
Advertised Price: $47
Discount Price: $24.95 + $22.50
Extra: $47 + $97 per month, $297,
What Is It?
How to build authority niche websites and make money from them with affiliate marketing.
A legit idea and good advice, but not nearly enough guidance or information for a newbie.
Before You Buy:
Commission Blueprint is refreshingly simple. It's nine short videos, and one PDF guide which is 52 pages long.
The videos don't tell you much. In fact, I was very disappointed by the videos. However, the information they taught was quality, and the video quality itself was not bad at all. I have seen so much worse.
The guide was simply written, easy to understand, and covered a wide variety of topics related to niche marketing, SEO, and basic concepts you need to understand to get your authority niche site off the ground.
Unfortunately, there's a lot you need to know, and there are way too many gaps in the info for me to give this a very high ‘positive' rating. Don't get me wrong, he teaches some really good stuff, and I think the guide is worth $47.
However, it is certainly not an all inclusive ‘blueprint for success', and you will absolutely need training outside of the material contained within.
What I Liked:
Wow. Fantastic job on the marketing side. After reviewing 100+ products for One More Cup of Coffee, I have begun to really, really hate over-hyped and misleading marketing techniques. I thought the marketing sales page, although simple, did a good job of outlining what Commission Blueprint Evolution covers.
Some awesome info covered in just the sales page:
- Internet marketing was explained very clearly
- It's totally true that you can get free, organic traffic from Google
- User experience is super important
- One-click affiliate sites simply do NOT work
- You need to manage your expectations
About The Product:
The themes were nice, but they didn't look much like premium themes. In fact, you can get similar ones for free. But still, it's a nice addition.
The forum and Facebook page was supposedly active at one point, although it looks pretty dead now. That's too bad. I always rate forum products very high because community support is important (link).
Honey the presenter is awesome. She does the videos, and she has a very sweet voice (pun intended).
The PDF guide talks quite a bit about quality maintenance, building a site for positive user experience, and goals other than just “making money”. I guarantee that if you focus on money you will fail. You MUST focus on user experience or you will not make money. Don't put the cart in front of the horse. Anyway, he covers that, so good job!
What I Didn't Like:
There were actually quite a few things to dislike about this product. None were a huge issue, but together they really knocked off a lot of points from the total score. Here they are in order of appearance.
Format errors on the sales page which were a turn off.
The forum is closed. That was one of the things I was looking forward to most. What I don't understand is that in the most recent posts, I see lots of views, but no replies. I don't understand how that's possible. I can't really make an assessment as to whether or not the forum was actually active at one point, but it doesn't matter now.
It's the same story with their Facebook page and blog. I get the impression that this project was abandoned recently.
There's tons of bloatware downloaded with keyword tool if you are not careful. Stuff like toolbars, computer scanners, and some other stuff that you definitely DO NOT want on your computer.
Bad Advice in the PDF:
Aged domains are not worth the money. In fact, if an aged domain engaged in spammy SEO and marketing techniques, you might be buying damaged goods! Some domains can be repaired, but it takes a lot of research, money for analyzation tools, and technical skill.
I mentioned before that the videos were way too short. They made a 12 minute video on how to use Aweber, but people write entire guides on how to use this service. In fact, I paid $300 for a several hour course recently. 12 minutes just doesn't cut it, and that was what most of the videos were like.
The PDF also talks a lot about Panda, which you clearly do not need to know about. Yes, there were some changes recently in Google, but this will likely confuse a lot of people that read it.
Lastly, and most importantly, I highly disagree with Commission Blueprint Evolution's stance on backlinks. Backlinks are other websites that link to your site. But unnatural links created by YOU can seriously harm your site. If you do not know what you are doing, and if you start a ‘backlink campaign', you are asking for trouble.
On top of that, things like social bookmarking (another type of backlink) is pretty outdated, and could also damage your online reputation if done incorrectly.
Commission Blueprint Evolution was actually a very informative guide that is worth the $47 cost. Unfortunately, I don't believe it's enough information to actually build a successful niche marketing campaign. There are very few pictures, not enough videos, and absolutely no real instructions on how to implement any of this stuff they are telling you. I rate it a “thumbs up”, but barely.
There was a lot missing form Commission Blueprint, including an active, knowledgeable, and fast support resource. Join a community of people just like yourself – people that want to learn how to make money online. You will learn how to build niche websites just like those that were outlined in this guide, but you will also have live support, 500+ instructional videos (updated frequently), and you can even build your first two websites for free.
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