Product Name: Commission Juggernaut
Product Owner: James Canzanella & Adam Payne
Advertised Price: $9.10
What is it?
Commission Juggernaut is a 15-part video series that is hosted on a one-page website, which basically serves as a members area. The product was created to teach its buyer’s how to create and optimize videos for the purpose of selling products as an affiliate to collect a commission, hence Commission Juggernaut. James Canzanella is the instructor/narrator of each video.
Commission Juggernaut turned out to be a pretty good series of videos with important information that will help anyone looking to start a YouTube channel for profit. It’s simple, to the point and it’s beginner-friendly. At ten bucks, I think it’s a fair deal.
Before You Buy
Anytime you buy a product online you’re going to be asked to purchase additional offers; these are called upsells. Commission Juggernaut has a couple of additional offers.
The first upsell is what they are calling a Done for you system. It applies all the same methods from Commission Juggernaut except they do all the video creation, niche research and optimization for you.
This upsell will cost you an additional $19.
They make no reference to the number of videos they will create or what niches they will be in, so I can’t really say if this is a valuable upsell or not. My guess is that it would be better to manage these things for yourself. Most of the time, “done for you stuff” is junk they purchased PLR or white label rights to, and not worth the money.
If you decided the first upsell isn’t for you, you’re offered the same product at a discount. This is a downsell; one last attempt to get you to purchase more products.
What I Liked
There are quite a few things I liked about this product. You can read about all of them below.
Learn How To Create a Popular YouTube Channel
With all the information given in this course it would be easy to create an optimized YouTube channel with lost of subscribers. Of course, it will still take time and a lot of work, but you would have practically all the knowledge you need.
YouTube is a very competitive space. It seems like every topic you can think of has at least one or two popular YouTubers.
But that doesn’t means there isn’t room for more. And if you want to try your hand at it, Commission Juggernaut is probably going to be a great resource for you. Even if you don’t follow the methods for monetizing your channel, you can still learn a lot about YouTube and video creation strategies that will get you a lot of views. You could also just watch Tim Schmoyer's channel for free.
Great Optimization Methods
In the fifteen videos, James covers a lot of information but most of it is directly related to channel and video optimization and creation. You can also read that on my website for free.
James seems like a stickler for optimization; covering all angles of it from the creation of the video, to its upload and even generating a social media buzz.
What’s even more important is that James teaches all his optimization methods in a way that’s easy to understand. He refrains from showing things that are too technical to be worthwhile and he doesn’t use a lot of jargon.
Basically, he teaches you only the important stuff and he relays that messages in a clear and simple dialect.
It’s very apparent that James knows his stuff. Anyone learning from him will surely benefit a great deal.
On top of everything else, Commission Juggernaut’s layout is great. It’s not some fancy award-winning website design. It’s just simple, and that’s what really matters.
When you’re trying to learn something new online (especially something technical) an overpowering design or lack thereof can derail your efforts. What you want is something simple to navigate and easy to use.
That’s exactly what James and Adam have done here.
Commission Juggernaut’s members area is a simple one-page design with no frills. All the information is given to you on videos that basically sit on top of each other. Once you’ve finished one video you simply scroll down to the next.
They did need to separate the information into into different sections though. That way the viewer (you) would be able to tell what section you were on and what that section is supposed to cover.
Instead of creating multiple pages, which means more clicks, more time and more confusion, they just added a bit of text marking each new section. You can see that in the images above.
What I Didn't Like
Mainly, I felt like James missed the boat on user engagement. Purchasing traffic and social media stuff from the websites he suggested is not only a waste of money and time, but could potentially damage your website. In my opinion, this advice was not from his practical experience, but just “theory” as we see in a lot of WSO creators who's paychecks comes from creating products, not implementing the strategies they propose.
Outsourcing Views, Likes and Shares
In the final video James talks about outsourcing some of the tasks needed to improve a video’s popularity. Basically that means buying certain actions for different social media platforms; Facebook likes, tweets, shares, views and a lot of others.
When a video receives a lot of attention — likes, tweets, shares, views, etc — search engines tend to show it more often in their search results. When that happens, the video gains even more attention.
This happens because search engines essentially work to give searchers what they want. When a video is popular, they assume more people will want to see it…as long as it’s related to the actual searched phrase.
That’s an understated way of trying to explain complicated algorithms but bear with me. So by outsourcing many of those actions you’re basically buying popularity. The idea is to show up in more searches.
But there’s some major problems with that.
- Search engines are much smarter than they used to be. And so are searchers. Any increases you might see from buying these types of actions are usually temporary, if they happen at all.
- Too much of this can get your video removed from search results including YouTube’s Google’s and all the others.
- Why buy engagement? If you make a quality video, people will naturally engage with it in time.
- If it’s not what people want to see, no amount can be spent that will make them like it.
Bottom line: it’s deceiving your real audience and its temporary gains aren’t worth the risks.
Even James says in this section, “They may work, they may not work”. On that fact alone, I’d recommend staying away from practices like this.
Good product? Yeah. Juggernaut? LOL. Nope.
There are plenty of ways to make money online, but I’ve always found affiliate marketing to be the easiest to understand, and the cheapest to get started in. An $11 domain is all you need to get started. You can learn how to do what I do here.
Also, YouTube isn't for everyone. A lot of people see the profit potential in YouTube, but simply don't have the means to create videos. They end up stealing videos for their channel, and getting banned. I've seen it happen before. If you aren't up for YouTube, I suggest you follow traditional affiliate marketing with a website and stick to the keyboard!