Product Name: Clickbank Pirate
Product Owner: David Blaze
Price: $67 then $37/month
What is it?
A product that offers a turnkey site for promoting Clickbank Pirate along with poor quality training.
There is nothing unique about Clickbank Pirate, and the approach that the site is promoting has been tried by numerous other scam sites. Basically, users are provided with their own site (which is a clone of other sites) to use to promote Clickbank Pirate along with some rudimentary training.
The site is essentially promoting an affiliate marketing approach where you are promoting their product. While this is a viable way of earning money online on its own, the turnkey systems and poor training are likely to hinder rather than help users.
Before You Buy
The purchase process for this product is not particularly difficult, and it’s through Clickbank, which does make the refund process much easier. The only specific thing I have to say about the process is avoid the upsells. Seriously, the upsells are largely focused on getting more turnkey systems, and turnkey systems are rarely ever worth the expense or even the time.
Aside from that, be aware that the product has an overall cost as well as a reoccurring monthly cost. The monthly payment provides you with one turnkey system each month, but you do get to keep what you already have and access to Clickbank Pirate if you cancel the monthly payment.
What I Liked
The majority of the sales page for this product was hype and misleading, but I did like that it mentioned that it was offering a turnkey product. I still think the product misleads users about what it offers, but at least it’s better than some.
The only other thing that I liked about this product is that it is based (loosely) on a legitimate way of making money online, and this makes it possible for people to make money through the product. However, any money made is likely to be less than the author promotes and isn’t likely to be sustainable in the long term.
What I Didn’t Like
Hype and Language
Clickbank pirate makes be laugh. I suppose its author was trying to create something that looked a little different than most of the internet marketing products out there. However, all they really manage to do is create a product that looks and sounds silly.
Honestly, there is so much about the sales page for this product that is hyped or simply makes no sense that I don’t know where to start. I’m only going to gloss over some of these aspects, because they aren’t really evidence of the product quality itself exactly. However, they do provide a good indication.
One thing that I noticed is that the product owners can’t seem to work out whether there is a single owner or multiple. I mean have a look at the image below for an example. Super affiliates is plural, while me is clearly singular. Personally, I find it concerning when product owners do this, because it suggests that the author (or authors) are trying to manipulate the audience.
Additionally, the site makes use of the whole Daily Earnings Snapshot from Clickbank, which is very easy to fake. Even if the image was real, it is absolutely no indication of how much actual people would make using the system.
I hate it when product owners start talking about autopilot income, because it sounds so wonderful, but it is incredibly misleading. Realistically, the only way to earn income on autopilot is to put in a lot of time and preparation first and also get very lucky. In fact, even the owners of large and well-known sites have to keep working on updating and improving their site to continue to make profit in the long-term.
The Product Itself
Clickbank Pirate is what is known as a turnkey, which basically means that it is a product you can just ‘turn on’ and start earning money immediately – at least in theory. In practice, turnkey systems tend to be low quality and every purchaser of the product ends up with essentially the same site.
In this case, the turnkey system is exclusively set up for promoting Clickbank Pirate, which is a very common, and very annoying approach. This means that if you use the ‘system’ you make profit when someone buys Clickbank Pirate.
Now, you do get prebuilt sites, images, PLR articles and everything else that is common for turnkey systems, and as I had anticipated, they really are low quality and predictable. It should be fairly obvious by now that Clickbank Pirate is nowhere near as good or as passive as it is promoted as being. In fact, you still need to actually drive traffic to your site in the first place, and the turnkey product doesn’t really help with that.
Okay, Clickbank Pirate does contain some training, which is more than many products of this type actually offer.
However, the training is really limited, and I highly doubt that it would help anyone who doesn’t have experience at earning money online. Additionally, the lessons completely leave out some elements of making a website successful, particularly the use of SEO. The training is also very condensed and presented through text alone, which makes it even more difficult to follow.
At first glance, Clickbank Pirate does look like a good system, but this is only because it is (very roughly) based on a way of earning money online that actually works. Everything that you do through Clickbank Pirate is a form of affiliate marketing, where you are promoting a product and getting commissions when a person purchases it. However, you can do all of this without anything that Clickbank Pirate offers.
Realistically, all you really gain from using Clickbank Pirate is having some elements of affiliate marketing done for you, including the creation of a website. The thing is – these aspects aren’t actually hard to do, and when you do them yourself, you end up with something that is better quality and more effective overall.
Furthermore, there is a wide range of products that you can promote through affiliate marketing, including many that are actually good. Personally, I think the only way to get people to buy Clickbank Pirate is to mislead them, which is highly unethical and isn’t a good strategy for making a successful long-term business.
Who Is This Product For?
Clickbank Pirate does not meet the promises that it gave in the hype for the product, and it is a heavily flawed system. While some people might make money from it, there are much better approaches with long-term potential for success. Because of this, I don’t recommend this product to anyone, particularly not people who are just starting to learn about making money online.
If I had to pick a single thing that you should have to succeed at making money online, it would be good training. Sites like Clickbank Pirate simply don’t offer this, and end up making you more confused and a little poorer than you were to start off with.
This is why I recommend Wealthy Affiliate so strongly; because it is a site that offers all of the information that you would ever need to succeed online. Not only does the site offer information on what to do, but it also helps users figure out what works for them and why certain approaches are better than others. This is so much more valuable than most training out there, and helps people who are new to the field as well as those experienced.