Product Name: Commission Uprising
Product Owner: Steven Rounds
Advertised Price: $7
Upsells: $47, $37, $27
What Is It?
Hijack real websites with popup ad software and get traffic from social networks.
The training is legit, but it's an inconsistent and in my opinion not very ethical way to make money.
Before You Buy:
The promotional pages were of course seriously annoying, with lots of “bonuses” and fake discounts. Whatever, I'm used to it by now. After 100+ reviews, it's just par for the course.
Inside the members area you begin with an introduction video and are introduced to Pop Click Cash, which is the engine that drives Commission Uprising. You are given an option to install the software yourself or have someone else do it for a fee. The fees for hosting are SHOCKING, especially since you can host a site for $3 per month at other places.
The actual members are is very sparse. In fact, there are only 7 training videos, and the rest are upgrade promotions, or redundant information. I can't complain too much because I only paid $7.
What is Commission Uprising?
The way it works is like this: You use a piece of software called Pop Click Cash. Then you find interesting information online. You get the URL from these links, then put that into the software.
1) You also need to sign up with CPA networks. These are websites where companies ‘hire' people to promote their products and services. You can get paid by having a visitor perform an action like submit an email address, order a free trial, or sign up for something.
2) Become affiliated with a company. Grab your affiliate link (the one that makes sure you get paid), put that into the Pop Click Cash software. The software then combines the website URL and your affiliate link.
3) When you share this ‘combined link' with friends or followers on social networks, they will be shown YOUR popup ad somewhere on the page. If they do whatever it is the ad asks them to do, you get paid.
What I Liked:
Steven Rounds seems like a really honest guy. After watching so many videos in different types of products, you can ‘hear' when a person is being straightforward with you. This is just a personal impression, but I like to look on the positive side of things, so take this for whatever it's worth.
All the training is videos, which is great. No reading! The videos are not too long, but they describe in detail what you need to do. Everything is explained slowly, nothing is skipped, and they are very newbie friendly. If it was training me to do a kind of ‘system' I agreed with, I would have given this product a much better score. Unfortunately, I have lots of issues with WHAT it's teaching you to do, which you will see below.
Steven makes a reference to Billybob's Website on Alligator Hunting. It was just an example he was giving, but it was funny and worth mentioning. I don't recommend you buy this product, but I wanted to share this joke with you.
The fact that you can select CPA offers to match the articles you find is good, and unexpected. This can actually generate some money if you get enough traffic.
What I Didn't Like:
I've already mentioned that I dislike his marketing techniques, and the hosting is way to expensive to even consider. I should also mention that the audio for his videos has some serious problems, and my ears are actually hurting now. It's not loud, but the microphone he used was really, really annoying and it was hard to sit through the videos.
There are two huge things I didn't like about this software.
One, from a moral standpoint, do YOU enjoy popup ads? Do you want to send your friends, family, and Facebook/Twitter followers a bunch of ad-filled pages so they can “win a free iPad”, or whatever other junk offers you pick?
I would NOT base my business on the chance that I will be able to generate enough clicks to spammy offers. It's not something I enjoy when people do to me, and it's not something I want to do to other people.
The second thing you need to consider is: Do YOU click on popup ads? Everyone hates them. Lots of people have popup blockers to stop them. Because so many people ignore these types of ads, you need to generate HUGE amounts of traffic to actually be profitable in this. We are not talking hundreds of visitors per day, we are talking THOUSANDS.
Is your Twitter following that big? Can you find that many interesting articles to post to Facebook? Social network spam is nothing new.
People will start to ignore your posts VERY quickly.
There is absolutely no training on how to effectively drive traffic to the pages and articles you find, Once you set up your website and get Pop Click Cash installed and working properly, you are on your own.
Commission Uprising involves a lot work and you are just “hoping” that someone clicks your offer. And in the end, it seems a lot like unsolicited advertising or just plain spam to me. Displaying annoying ads to my followers is not a business I want to run!
Making money online is possible, but you need a strategy. Here's mine:
1) Build a website about a topic you care about
2) Find products to promote on that website
3) Write content for your website
How to get traffic to the site, and how to run effective promotions, are some of the other things you'll eventually need to know, but those 3 steps are the basics of what I do. Yes. That's my “secret” formula. LOL. Learn more about how I make money from my websites by signing up for my free 5 day email course.
You can also check out my review of the training center that taught me how to start my first online business and helped me eventually quit my job!