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Commission Blueprint 2.0 Review

Commission Blueprint 2.0 ReviewOkay, what’s the big mystery training course I’ve been using for the last two or three weeks in my affiliate marketing business? It’s known as Commission Blueprint 2.0 and it’s pretty massive in its scope as it will take you a good couple of weeks to watch all the videos, read all the manuals and test out or at least look at all the tools you get with the course.

This is not a scammy make money ebook that tells you just a couple of techniques and charges you $97 for very little info, it is a complete training course with 10 modules that covers the gamut from ppc, to joint ventures, to building websites, to keyword research in affiliate marketing and on and on. The course designed by Steve Clayton and Tim Godfrey and comes with 50 videos, 20 ebooks, 8 or 10 different tools and a forum that the developers personally answer questions in on a regular basis. Now for the cost. It isn’t cheap at $497 but, it is about as comprehensive of a course as I have seen in a long time. I purchased version 1 of this training and although it was great, this is much bigger.

The course is great for newbies to intermediate affiliate marketers, but for the more advanced, you may find it lacking. However, there are some jewels that I have gleaned from the course and are already starting to work on. One of the those jewels is they show you how to build a link juice machine that will send quality links, the lifeblood of your rankings, to your site.

There are lots of ways to build a blog or site hub like this, but this one is based on buying domains with PR already established so you get a quick benefit instead of having to wait months while your new domains mature and get some good PR. And the great thing is that you can get these domains for cheap. I’ve alread picked up 2 PR 3 domains for $25 each and I’m watching a PR 4 domain that nobody has even noticed yet. It’s just sitting there waiting to come to papa for next to nothing. You can’t buy permanent links for this cheap, so this is a great technique.

I also tried out their strategy for joint venture product launches and could see some immediate results in ranking a few blogs and Squidoo pages I started. I didn’t continue with that because it took too much work and was taking me away from things I’m trying to focus on, but it is definitely a workable business model for someone to do just that one thing. Another reason I dediced not to continue with that technique is because I don’t like trying to sell products I don’t own or don’t have a lot of knowledge about. Just not my thing, but anyone could make it work.

The Commission Blueprint 2 course comes in 10 modules listed below with comments on each:

Module 1 – Welcome & Introduction – Pretty much sums it up.

Module 2 – Keyword Research – This is where you use their proprietary KW research tool. It’s pretty good, but could use a few improvements like being able to copy individual keywords into your clipboard.

Module 3 – Finding Products To Promote – Where you will get to use their Offer Evaluator tool that will tell you immediately based on traffic, ppc prices and offer payout whether or not you should even try to promote something. I learned something here – some offers are pure junk and will never convert at a profitable rate. You could probably save the price of the course in shying away from junk offers in yor ppc efforts by using the Offer Evaluator. This is one of the tools you get in the 7 Day Free Trial.

Module 4 – Building Converting Sites – Haven’t spent much time here, but besides the obvious, this module contains the developer’s templates they’ve used to build out their sites and have helped them earn their big bucks. They’re supposed to be proven converters.

Module 5 – Sales & Conversion Strategies – This is one of my favorite modules and where they teach you how to do the joint ventures mentioned earlier.

Module 6 – Search Engine Optimization – This module is massive. It contains 20 videos, 4 small ebooks and 2 tools and probably will take a couple days just to get through it. One of the tools here I have an issue with. It’s called Article Blueprint and it sends out your spun articles to several article directories and the developer’s network of sites. My issue is that some of the directories aren’t worth even having your article in and it seems to take a long time for your articles to show up in them. Hopefully though, the bonus coming out will make this a moot point.

Module 7 – Adwords & Paid Advertising – Another huge module with 22 videos, 3 ebooks and 3 tools. One of the tools is a tracking system and Adwords campaign building system that looks a bit complex, but overall it should really help you with tracking your ppc campaigns to the minutest detail. This one looks like it works somewhat like Speed PPC. I’m not a huge fan of tracking systems because they tend to be overly complex, besides, I just do something very simple that works fairly well.

Module 8 – Social Media & Article Marketing – Not a lot here, but does have some good suggestions on getting more out of your article marketing efforts.

Module 9 – List Building & Email Marketing – Honestly, this one is just another reminder on why I ought to be creating an email list.

Module 10 – Conclusion – Offers a blueprint on what to do after absorbing all the material. There are a couple of great, easy to follow one page plans that got me motivated until I tried to print out the PDF’s and they came out black on my HP Color Laser printer. I wish they would have tested that, but I just used the FinePrint free utility and it printed them out fine. 

The Bottom LineCommission Blueprint 2.0 is worth it to me and may be for you, even at a cost of $497 because it really is a one stop shop for just about all the training your will need in this business. Besides that, the forums are pretty amazing and are frequented by some of the nicest people you will ever meet online. No really, my first post at the forums stirred things up quite a bit and almost everyone was exceptionally nice, in kind of a cult sort of way. (Just kidding on the cult thing)

I’d rate it at about an 8 for newbies and about a 6.5 for experienced affiliate marketers. Right now you can get the Keyword Blueprint tools and the Offer Evaluator tool as well as a 50 page PDF manual to try for 7 days, so it’s at least worth it to check it out. Even if you don’t get the training, I’m sure you can keep the 50 page manual.

Check out Commission BP 2 here.

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21 Responses to “Commission Blueprint 2.0 Review”

  1. Looks pretty informative.

  2. It does sound like a very in depth training guide. I wish I had invested in something like this when I was first starting out. Now I doubt it would be worthwhile to me as I would likely already know most of what they’re teaching.

  3. That was pretty comprehensive Alan. But I wonder if purchasing Pr2, PR 3 domains for $25 a piece is the way to go. You end up spending a lot that way.

    What I do is offer guest articles on high PR websites and get backlinks from the posts I write..I managed to get two PR 6 ranks in just the past two days..

  4. I also bought CB2. It is a good indepth course. But I think the price is actually for the tools then all the training.

    The tools are really good though.

  5. This looks like a great course for someone starting one. It’s nice to know where to point friends and relatives who want to learn about these areas. Thanks for reviewing this.

  6. I bought a couple PR3 sites and even a PR5 site and they all went to PR0 in just a few weeks. I must admin that a big part of it might have been the fact that I installed the phpLinkBid script on all of them. I hope you have better luck and will give us an update in a couple weeks.

  7. Looks like a great products, but still not quite sure to take the plunge and buy it.

  8. Fantastic review on Commission Blue Print, its the quality I expected from you after reading your review on KE version 2. =D

    Till then,

    Jean

  9. It seems like most online marketers struggle with the list-building (email lists) aspect of online marketing. I wonder if one reason that they haven’t done list-building is because they question whether the time involved is the best ROI compared to other things they are doing. This makes me wonder if list-building is better for some sites than others, and if so, what types of sites benefit from list-building?

  10. How would you compare this to PPC Coach? Which would you recommend for someone new to PPC?

  11. Minnesota Attorney,

    There are sites where you want people to hang out and then there are sites where you just want to present the info to people and hope they click the nearest ad or leave your site through an affiliate link as soon as possible. I’m thinking that building a list for the sites you want people to come back to and hang out for a while would better serve your list building efforts.

    J,

    Commission Blueprint 2.0 is extremely comprehensive and covers nearly everything you can think of in affiliate marketing. Probably if you are new to PPC and are really serious about it PPC Coach would fit the bill better.

  12. Interesting review, how are you liking it now that you have had more time to see the results? Has it lived up to your expectations?

  13. Looks like a great products, but still not quite sure to take the plunge and buy it.

  14. I also bought CB2. It is a good indepth course. But I think the price is actually for the tools then all the training.

    The tools are really good though.

  15. I also tried out their strategy for joint venture product launches and could see some immediate results in ranking a few blogs and Squidoo pages I started. I didn’t continue with that because it took too much work and was taking me away from things I’m trying to focus on, but it is definitely a workable business model for someone to do just that one thing. Another reason I dediced not to continue with that technique is because I don’t like trying to sell products I don’t own or don’t have a lot of knowledge about. Just not my thing, but anyone could make it work.

  16. I agree with the author, that Commission Blueprint 2.0 is great tool for newbie affiliate marketers, But Is it not the best.

  17. Looks like a great products, but still not quite sure to take the plunge and buy it.

  18. It takes a dedicated affiliate to get through all they need to learn in order to utilize it. But patience pays off.

  19. I got the first version of commission blueprint. From what I recall, it mainly focused on PPC advertising. It was great and I’m def. happy with it. It looks as though version 2.0 has even more to it.. I’ll certainly be checking this out.

  20. Steve Clayton and Tim Godfrey are known for launching great internet marketing courses for beginners and intermediate marketeers. The Commission Blueprint review does a very good job identifying all the main features of the training program.

  21. Nobody needs these big training courses, and I found an article that explains exactly why:

    http://www.affiliateconfession.com/2010/07/13/affiliate-marketing-training-pimpin-the-big-ripoff/

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