NeoBux Review 2018 – Is it a Complete Waste of Your Time?

Looking for a way to earn some extra money from home, then maybe you have come to the right spot, and in this NeoBux Review, I will show you that it is possible but it will cost you.

NeoBux Review
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NeoBux is one of the original PTC(Pay to Click) sites that have been around for just over a decade now, which in the life of a PTC site is quite an achievement, or so it would seem.

With more and more of these PTC sites getting dropped by the wayside with PayPal not having anything to do with them, it looks like NeoBux has also gone the same way, but don’t jump ship, not just yet!

What actually got my curiosity was the claims of some of the NeoBux members (within the forum) claiming to be earning huge amounts of money, by a technique that is unique to NeoBux, but takes time and can cost you a whole bunch of money, but we can cover that a little later.

Anyway without further ado, let’s jump right into this review.


NeoBux Logo

  • Owners: Neodev Lda (Porto, Portugal)
  • Product: NeoBux
  • Website: www.NeoBux.com
  • Price: Free, Golden Membership ($90), Golden Pack ($290,$490,$890)
  • Founded: 2008
  • Description: Get paid for clicking on ads, and taking surveys amongst other activities.
  • Recommended: No
  • Reasoning: Although you can earn small amounts be prepared to spend hours clicking on ads, taking surveys, and playing games for pocket money?

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is NeoBux About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with NeoBux?
  3. How to Get Started with NeoBux
  4. Other Ways to Maximize Money with NeoBux
  5. How Does NeoBux Pay You?
  6. NeoBux Pros and Cons
  7. NeoBux Review – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is NeoBux About?What is NeoBux About

NeoBux is a PTC (Paid to click) site that has been around since 2008 and is owned by a Portuguese company NEODEV LDA who are based in Porto.

I can’t see any restrictions on members and which countries they come from and I believe it is ok to say that all countries are accepted into NeoBux. The problem might be when trying to access any money that you make.

Initially, this site was created to allow members to get paid by clicking on their client’s advertisements, but over the years they have added a number of other ways to earn money, such as surveys, playing games, offers, etc.

Looks like they are trying to move from a PTC site to a GPT (Get Paid To) site just like Clixsense as there are many similarities.

How Does NeoBux Work?

NeoBux.com get paid by their clients for handling and marketing their products on a PPC(Pay Per Click) or PPV(Pay Per View) basis which are affiliate marketing terms within internet traffic, where the client pays NeoBux.com for viewing and/or clicking on adverts, regardless of whether anything is purchased or not.

A portion of that amount is passed onto the NeoBux members for their time in viewing or clicking on the client’s ads.


How Much Can I Make with NeoBux?

Now you can check through the NeoBux forum and check out members stats and how they are performing, as there are some interesting results if what you read can be believed, but I have no reason to disbelieve this, so feel free to check them out for yourself.

NeoBux Forum

The main source of income on NeoBux.com is through “Renting Referrals”.

OK, now this is where it can get a little complicated and when these types of sites have any sort of complexity then in my experience they are trying to hide something. I will touch on that method a little later in the review.


NeoBux was initially created as a PTC site so we’ll take a look at the main source which is clicking on ads.

Just so that you don’t miss anything, you can set up an alarm to inform you when these ads are getting posted to your account. Just go into your personal settings.

NeoBux Ad Alert

The below image is the “View Advertisements” display.

NeoBux Advertisments

As you can see this is where the ads are stored for you to click on and get paid which don’t come around as often as you’d like. In my experience, you get around 20 ads on a day to day basis.

All you have to do is click on the ad box and a red dot will appear which you have to click (God forbid if a robot was involved) and wait for the ad to display, then you have to wait until the time expires which in all takes about 12-15 seconds.

There are 2 different amounts to my knowledge that you can get paid for clicking on ads…

  • $0.001 which is the normal amount paid.
  • $0.005 don’t come around often, so don’t get too excited when they do.

That’s 1/10th and 1/2 of a cent respectively

Let’s just take a look at how long it takes to make $1

$0.001

If you managed to receive continuous advertisements (which you obviously don’t) then to reach $1 it would take you approximately 4 hours based on 15 seconds per ad view.

Which gives you an hourly rate of around $0.25 for clicking 1000 Ads.

$0.005

It would take 50 minutes to generate $1.

That’s an hourly rate of just over $1.00 for clicking on around 200 Ads.

Experience tells me that you will be lucky if you are given 20 ads in a day to click on!


Now, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that this is absolutely horrendous pocket change, but I do understand in some countries where the economy is bad with jobs and money extremely tight, that every little helps and that this type of online opportunity seems to be acceptable.

Since I became a member of NeoBux.com I’ve come to realize that I was wasting my time and that there are better opportunities out there such as…

Swagbucks and TopCashBack which are better alternatives if earning a few bucks here and there is what you are happy with?

Alternatively, you could look at the bigger picture and focus your time in a more productive way and learn how to build an online business, and the beauty about this is that it is FREE to join and NO CREDIT CARD will be asked for.


How to Get Started with NeoBux

NeoBux Registration

That’s pretty straightforward.

Just click the register tab at the top right of the display on the main screen and enter your…

  • Username
  • Password
  • Email address
  • Referrer, if you have come through a referral.
  • Date of birth year
  • Select terms and consent and continue.

Almost immediately you will receive an email to activate your membership and then you are ready to go.

NeoBux Activation Email Code


Other Ways to Maximize Your Money with NeoBux

OK, so we have pretty much covered the main source of earning with NeoBux which is clicking on ads. Now let’s take a look at other ways to at least keep you moving in the right direction.

  • Mini Jobs

Want to mix it up a little then check out the mini-jobs, which incidentally don’t look too mini to me. Take a look for yourself!

NeoBux Mini Jobs

Let’s take a look at the 2 so-called mini-jobs that you can see in the above image.

There are 105 tasks before you reach your goal of $0.75 and just how long the tasks take to complete is anybody’s guess. I wasn’t about to try!

The 2nd job in the list, here you have to complete 1000 tasks before you reach the same goal as the one above of $0.75. Come on seriously?

Note: It is my understanding that you could be spending several hours on let’s say the 2nd job with 1000 tasks, and right up to completing those tasks which are going to be taking some considerable time, you could be thrown out and end up losing everything, well the 75 cents anyway.


  • Surveys

Now I don’t know about you but I have spent many hours in the past doing surveys earning very little money, and quite frankly I hated them.

Nowadays they are even worse as there are so many more similar sites competing for the same space.

NeoBux Surveys

I tried around 10 surveys spending quite some time filling in the pre-qualification questions only to be thrown out and been told that I didn’t qualify, and that’s a big problem nowadays, not just here with NeoBux but with all the other survey sites.


  • Playing Games

Another addition to help increase the time you spend on the NeoBux.com site, and it just doesn’t seem to be getting any better!

NeoBux Games

There is a maximum number of games you can play in any 24 hours, which is 250. Mind you, who is going to play 250 games in any one day? Not me that is for sure!

The maximum time that you have to play a game is 2 minutes.

Maximum number of games = 250 * $0.001 = $0.25

Yes, a quarter of a dollar for playing games for 8 hours and 20 minutes.


  • Coin Offers

Coin offers are the NeoBux virtual currency that can be exchanged for money.

Here you have a whole host of other ways to earn a little money, such as watching videos, surveys, shopping etc

But, you’ll have to wait 60 days from the successful offer completion date for these to be credited to your account.

NeoBux Coin Offers

If you are curious to know more about this virtual currency and the value for exchanging to real currency then you might want to check out this explanation.


  • Refer a Friend or direct referrals.

Direct referrals can only be invited after you have a been a member for currently 15 days and that you have clicked on at least 100 ads.

There are limitations on how many referrals you are allowed to invite, based on which membership level you are currently on.

  • Free: 30
  • Pioneer: 60 (Free member who joined before 1st May 2008)
  • Golden: 200 (Cost $90 a year)
  • Golden + Pioneer: 250 (Cost $90 a year)
  • Golden + Emerald: 300 ( Cost $90 + $290 = $380 a year)
  • Golden + Sapphire:  300 (Cost $90 + $290 = $380 a year)
  • Golden + Platinum: 400 (Cost $90 + $490 = $580 a year)
  • Golden + Diamond: 400 (Cost $90 + $490 = $580 a year)
  • Golden + Ultimate: Unlimited (Cost $90 + $890 = $980 a year)

  • Rented Referrals

In NeoBux, this subject is quite vast and therefore I won’t be going deep into this complex area. Well its complex for a reason, right?

What I will tell you is that “Rented Referrals” are supposed to be members who haven’t made any referrals.

Now, if you go into the forum and start to look at some of the stats of members who are supposed to be raking in the money, you can see against just the one member that there are thousands (10s of) of rented referrals.

Remember these are supposed to be actual members, and therefore I guess we are talking about millions of these rented referrals. So that should mean that there are millions of members on NeoBux, right?

If that was the case then don’t you think that promoting “the current number of members on NeoBux” would be a good selling point, and a way to get even more members recruited?

Of course, you do, but I can’t find a mention anywhere of how many NeoBux members they currently are. Do you see where I am coming from?

What I will mention is that you can only rent a certain amount of referrals based on your membership level, which comes down to a yearly cost, which I have highlighted above.

Rented referrals are purchased for a period of time and have to be extended at cost.

You have to monitor those rented referrals because if they aren’t clicking on ads then you are paying for nothing. There is software to purchase to help you here, at a cost of around $7.

Remember you are making a percentage of what your rented referral is making, and considering a single advertisement you can make either $0.001 or $0.005.

That’s a % on either a 1/10th or 1/2th of a CENT, SERIOUSLY!

Don’t forget that although it could cost you nearly $1,000 to upgrade your membership, it will still cost you in addition for each “Rented Referral”, not to mention costs for extending those referrals too.

If you are still interested to know more about “Rented Referrals” then you can check out a couple of resources that I found for you which explains it in more detail, but remember what I said earlier in the review, that there was a complicated element? Well, this is it so good luck!

Introduction to NeoBux and Rented Referrals

NeoBux ultimate guide of Rented Referrals


How Does NeoBux Pay You?

I guess we all have a PayPal account but unfortunately this is not a payment method that is open to you. PayPal decided to pull the plug!

You need to set up an account with either…

Skrill, which is a payment management company from the UK

or

Netteller who are based in the Isle of Man

Although NeoBux is open to all countries then you should seriously do your research and find out exactly whether there might be issues with the type of payment method that you have to use.


NeoBux Pros and Cons

It doesn’t matter what type of business or company when it comes to issues they all have their fair share of them, but I am struggling to actually find anything positive to say about NeoBux.

Pros

  • Website

My first glance at the software and it looks very professional.

  • Multi-National

NeoBux is available in all countries, and what they don’t explain in detail is that there are only 2 payment processes that you can currently use and this could be a problem within some countries.

Cons

  • Free, well it really isn’t!

Free it may be to join, but as you have seen in this review in order to try and progress and earn more money you have to upgrade your membership, which could end up costing you as much as $980 a year as well as other costs on top of that too. I have seen reports of 10s of 1000s of dollars!

  • PayPal

PayPal generally is the normal payment process online, and it’s one that we all know and is used to, but NeoBux lost the backing of PayPal and I guess this is down to PTC sites and the way they operate.

  • Minimum Threshold 

Well, it starts off OK at $2, but each time you cash out it goes up in increments of $2 until it reaches the upper level of $10.

  • Where is the Mobile App?

There is no mobile app which means you have to be near a laptop or pc which means you can’t be out and about.

  • Not qualifying for surveys

Hanging about filling in pre-qualification surveys is not my idea of a good time especially when you can’t seem to qualify for a damn survey.

  • Getting Banned

Reading many reviews from members, it would appear that you have to watch what you say in the forum and can get banned for asking the wrong questions.

I have also heard it going around that they monitor for things being said about the company which gives them a reason to ban you.

In many cases, I have seen members complain of losing everything even though they have been with NeoBux for a number of years.

  • Number of Members

It’s a bit of a closed shop when trying to find out just how many members there are at NeoBux.com and I couldn’t find any mention of this anywhere.

  • Referring Others to Join

Having a referral program is usually a big plus but here at NeoBux.com, you are restricted on the number of referrals that you can invite, and the way to extend that number is to upgrade your membership which costs money.

  • Rented Referrals

Many members are suggesting that those so-called rented referrals are in fact just bots, but there is no way that I could confirm that one way or the other.

Maybe the reason why we can’t find out the total number of members that are on NeoBux is that this might disclose where those rented referrals are actually coming from.

  • Paying for Rented Referrals

This is where it starts to cost and the amounts are quite staggering and well into the tens of thousands of dollars. I have seen it mentioned as high as $75,000 for renting 1,000s of referrals and to get to that point will take you years.


NeoBux Review – Final Thoughts!

Is NeoBux a legitimate online business and I have to say it is, but for me, that’s where the buck stops, because as you can see you are not going to be earning great amounts of money and the main reason why I would not recommend NeoBux.com.

Some will disagree with why I am not recommending this online opportunity, but the facts are there for everybody to see.

Even when I look at the all the positive reviews on sites like Trust Pilot, I still can’t get my head around why this is the case, but maybe people are just happy with a few bucks here and there and I’m OK with that.

I do understand that some countries which I have noticed are struggling with their economy and therefore any amount of money is better than none, but rather than spend all day on these sites wouldn’t it be more productive learning how to build an online business and switching places?

I was that person not too long ago now, taking surveys and clicking on ads and they drove me mad until I decided that either I learn how to make some real money online or give up altogether and get a real job. Guess what I did?


Comments

Anyway, if you are reading this then I have to thank you for your time and patience, and hopefully, I have managed to give you most of the facts.

If you are a member of NeoBux.com then I would love to hear from you and tell me how its been going? Did you manage to crack the rented referrals? How much did you have to invest and how much did you make?

Any problems with NeoBux as I’d like to know.

If you enjoyed the review then why not share a little love and share it amongst your friends who are maybe looking for a little guidance.

Your friend

Mick

ClickBank University 2.0 Review 2018: Is It Worth the Money?

Anybody researching ways to make money online will have come across ClickBank at some point, a very popular platform where vendors and affiliate marketers can make a decent living from, but if you are just starting out on this journey,  can ClickBank University 2.0 set you up for success?What is ClickBank University About

Throughout your research, as a newcomer coming into the “Make Money Online” niche, you will know that affiliate marketing is a great way to earn a good living from with the easiest business model to grasp and with very little outlay.

Easy model it may be, but easy to make a good living from it may not be. More on that a little later!

ClickBank along with Commission Junction (currently CJ Affiliate) were the first 2 affiliate networks that came on stream just over 20 years ago, and since then many more networks have formed making competition high which means more products are required for affiliates to promote.

ClickBank University 2.0 addresses this issue on 2 levels, firstly the Vendor and product creation followed by the affiliate marketer and how to promote Clickbank vendor products.

In this ClickBank University 2.0 review, I will uncover everything you need to know about the training, and whether it is what you are looking for, but more importantly, is it really worth the money and are there better options out there.


ClickBank University 2.0 Logo

  • Owners: Kinetics Inc
  • Product: ClickBank University 2.0
  • Description: A course for budding affiliate marketers and product creators.
  • Founders: Adam Horwitz & Justin Atlan
  • Founded: First launched in 2014 and upgraded in 2016 to CBU 2.0
  • Based: US
  • Price: $47/month
  • Upsells: $691
  • First Year Costs: $1255 followed by $564 yearly
  • Based in: US
  • Recommended: NO
  • Description: On reflection, the ClickBank University 2.0 course for anybody coming into this industry does seem like a good course to get a basic understanding, but I believe a little on the expensive side, but all will be revealed.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is ClickBank University About?
  2. What you need to know first before you purchase CBU 2.0
  3. What you get with the ClickBank University 2.0 Training Course
  4. ClickBank University 2.0 Costs
  5. ClickBank University 2.0 Pros and Cons
  6. ClickBank University 2.0 Review – Final thoughts!
  7. Comments

What is ClickBank University About?

ClickBank University Login
ClickBank University Login

If you have been researching long enough then you will have seen the many unscrupulous so-called gurus out there showing you their spin on how to create digital products and how to market them to the masses.

Granted there are some very good products/courses out there, but as a percentage of the many hundreds and thousands that are available to you, only a very small percentage have any real value worthy of your time and money.

Adam Horwitz and Justin Atlan saw an opportunity and in 2014 ClickBank University was launched, to focus mainly on Vendors and how to create products and get them to market, and within 6 months it had generated over 1 million dollars in sales.

Over the years since the CBU 1.0 was launched, it has had its fair share of negative feedback, but the new improved version which hit the market in 2016 seems to be on a better track, with an improved course where you can not only learn how to create your own products but also touches base on affiliate marketing.

What’s happened to the ClickBank Marketplace?

I know in more recent times that the ClickBank MarketPlace as taken a hammering regarding the quality of products available and quite rightly so too!

Just a quick look at the marketplace shows me that there are currently  4730 active products for the fixed date period of which only 160 products have a gravity of 20+. When selecting products you should aim for around 20+ for gravity!

Gravity meaning, most popular and a way of excluding all the crap. Now, I don’t know about you but I would say the ClickBank Marketplace is somewhat lacking in great products to promote, wouldn’t you think?

This still doesn’t actually tell me that those 160 products are worthy of promoting because you have to check all sorts of other parameters first and that would take a little time to explain.

I’m sure this isn’t the reason (or maybe it is) but creating the ClickBank University 2.0 training course could sort out a few issues here and could be a clever way of replenishing the ClickBank Marketplace’s database! It’s just a thought!


What you need to know first before you purchase ClickBank University 2.0

What exactly are you looking for in this ClickBank University 2.0 training course?

If you are wanting to learn how to become an affiliate marketer, then I do believe this course may not be for you, and whilst there is an 8-week course devoted to affiliate marketing, in my opinion, the course doesn’t go into this subject in too greater detail.

If its the vendor side and owning your own product that interests you then this course along with the ClickBank Builder 2.0 might be right for you, but creating a product is a massive step, because there are so many parameters involved for it to become a partial success, nevermind a complete success where it earns you the big bucks.

What I hate about purchasing online…

…is the fact that most vendors are not upfront with their products before you make that purchase, and you only find this out when you have entered your credit card details and hit the purchase button.

If the product is so good (like CBU 2.0 is saying) then why can’t the sales page disclose everything about the product including upsells, down sells, etc before we get to the purchase stage?

It does rile me and the funny thing about this is that the ClickBank University 2.0 course is going to teach you as vendors how to do this very same thing.

So do I really need ClickBank Builder 2.0?

ClickBank University 2.0 try to sell you the ClickBank Builder 2 but only after you have purchased the $47 a month membership, which is not cool because there is no mention of it prior to paying the membership fee!

Although purchasing ClickBank Builder 2 is an option and not compulsory, it is assumed that you will indeed purchase the product, however, I do think you would struggle with the course without it.

Purchasing the ClickBank Builder 2 software also commits and locks you into ClickBank as your host, which sort of restricts you, and as it is early days then we may not want to commit to this!

Whilst I did like the sales video, it does take on a somewhat strange sales tactic towards the end…

Where it’s like a script to another Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, where the robots are coming and taking over the world and our jobs, which may be true to some extent, but it all seems that they are trying to mess with your head and then out of the blue ClickBank University 2.0 is here to save the day.

I know you might think I’m going a little over the top in my analogy, but if you watched the video then I’m sure you will understand and know where I am coming from.

If the product is so good then it should sell itself without the corny sales tactics. No need for it ClickBank!

False hopes of earning…

Another thing I don’t like are the promises of success and that you will be earning from the 1st day on the course.

Nobody should promise this and the real truth is that joining ClickBank University 2.0 will not guarantee you success and you certainly won’t be earning from day 1.


What you get with ClickBank University 2.0 Training Course

For what you get with all the training that is now included with the new version of ClickBank University 2.0 it does appear to be good value for anybody new to affiliate marketing with a view to creating their own digital product.

8-Week Affiliate Marketing Training by Adam Horwitz

This is a course created obviously withCBU 2.0 Affiliate training the newbie in mind and therefore anything you know or think you know should be put to one side, because here Adam comes with some pretty impressive credentials.
Not too sure just what you can cram into an 8-weeks training course though, because that amount of time even if you devoted 24/7, in my mind wouldn’t be enough.

 

According to the ClickBank University 2.0 sales page…

“The 8-week Affiliate Track is for those who want to make easy money promoting other people’s products. It’s great if you’re… ”

  1. Just starting out making money on the internet
  2. Haven’t generated tons of money online yet
  3. Don’t want to create a product or even a Website
  • Not sure I agree with some of what has been said here!
  • 2 Major Issues I can see…
  1. Easy money, really! If it was so easy then everybody would be doing it, right?
  2. If you want to make an impact and an online presence then you do need to have a website and not just a few landing/squeeze pages.

Nothing is easy especially as an affiliate marketer and you will notice this very quickly.

  •  Contents of the affiliate marketing course
  • Week 1 – Intro, affiliate marketing, ClickBank and your goals.
  • Week 2 – Understanding affiliate marketing and navigating through CB.
  • Week 3 – Finding a profitable niche and a product to promote. 
  • Week 4 – About sales funnels and creating a landing/squeeze pages.
  • Week 5 – Creating and outsourcing content to give to your subscribers.
  • Week 6 – Email marketing and how to nurture your subscribers.
  • Week 7 – Email marketing, broadcasts, automation, quality content.
  • Week 8 – Scaling your business and taking it to the next level.
  • Bonus – Affiliate promotions, soft and hard sell.

The affiliate marketing course within CBU 2.0 is good for anybody who is coming into this industry without any prior knowledge, but wouldn’t be my number one choice.

With the ClickBank University 2.0 training, the emphasis is on “Paid Traffic” which can drive the costs through the roof if you don’t know what you are doing. Traffic is a massive area to cover!

If you are looking to become an affiliate marketer, then you do need to learn how to build a website and learn how to get traffic for free, and I would suggest taking a look at this training platform, which has been around for  over 12 years and covers everything that CBU 2.0 covers but much, much more.

12 – Week Vendor Course by Justin Atlan

This 12-week course is quite extensive ClickBank University Vendorso for anybody just coming into Internet Marketing they might find everything a little overwhelming.

Specifically geared towards Vendors wishing to learn how to build their own products and all the good stuff with getting the product out to the ClickBank Marketplace.

Contents of the Vendor course

  • Week 1 – How everything works, mindset, product plan and goals.
  • Week 2 – Discovering your niche/product,  and your competition.
  • Week 3 – Creating your avatar.
  • Week 4 – Course content creation and how to outsource.
  • Week 5 – How to create the perfect upsell to maximise profit.
  • Week 6 – How to create a high converting sales pages.
  • Week 7 – How to create a video sales letter.
  • Week 8 – Completion of the product using the ClickBank builder.
  • Week 9 – Uploading and selling with the ClickBank Marketplace.
  • Week 10-What joint ventures are,
  • Week 11- Checking all the elements by split testing.
  • Week 12- How to scale up and monetize.

Bonus – How to sell high ticket products on Webinars

Weekly Live Video Webinar

Another addition to the ClickBank University 2.0 is the weekly video live stream where you get to discuss with the trainers any queries that you may have throughout your training.

Just how these are going to work with the short time available is beyond me as I am sure everyone will have numerous questions to ask.

ClickBank Builder 2.0

ClickBank Builder 2.0 has come along somewhat since the first version was launched, which was originally to go hand-in-hand with the vendor course and creating your own product, and everything to do with sales pages and getting the product to market

In this version, they have accommodated the affiliate marketer and expanded it somewhat to help the affiliate marketer more.

Private FaceBook Support Group

Access to their private FaceBook group, where you can get support, although answers to questions are not forthcoming, and you might if you are lucky, find Adam and Justin participating within the group.

ClickBank Toolkit

Advice and offers on tools that ClickBank recommend.

Bi-Weekly Classes

Every couple of weeks Adam and Justin will be bringing in experts to pass on their knowledge and experiences which can be good especially for your morale.

Live ClickBank Events 

These are events reserved for CBU 2.0 members which you can attend at a significantly reduced cost.

The Traffic Centre

They state that the traffic centre will disclose how you can generate unlimited amounts of traffic practically on demand. Really, considering this is the most important aspect of affiliate marketing I find this hard to believe.

Advanced Training

They have added this training to widen the exposure to traffic in more detail and covers the areas listed below.

  • Facebook advertising
  • Leveraging YouTube
  • SEO and more

ClickBank University 2.0 Costs

When I am purchasing anything I like to see just where my money is going before I make a commitment.

CBU 2.0 Course Costs

There are 2 methods to pay for the course, you either pay up front or you pay by instalments.

Upfront

  • $47 for the monthly subscription
  • $594 for the ClickBank Builder
  • $97 for the advanced training

Total outlay = $738

Upfront yearly cost =   1st year / ($47 * 12) = $564 + $594 + $97 = $1255

Installments yearly cost = 1st year = $1341

2nd year and beyond = $564

I don’t have a problem with upsells, it’s the way that they try and sneakily get you to pay for them, because for anybody new to this type of business unless you have researched ClickBank University 2.0 thoroughly, and checked out the sales page, then you wouldn’t have a clue until you had paid for the first element of the course which in this case is the $47.


ClickBank University 2.0 Pros and Cons

Pros 

The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

With the promise of a 30-day money back guarantee which ClickBank University 2.0 offers that is surely a good thing and should give you more than enough time to decide whether this is right for you or not.

However, get distracted or forget about the time period and you will be sort of committed but at least you will have ClickBank Builder 2.0 for life if indeed you did purchase it in the first place.

Cons

Training locked

We all have different work ethics and work at a different pace so how frustrating can it be to find yourself locked out of the next course video when all you are trying to do is complete the course schedule so that you can move onto making some real money?

The course levels for both the vendor and affiliate are on what looks like some sort of time lock and CBU 2.0 unlocks certain elements when they think the time is right.

Frustrating it may well be because you’ve paid your money, but CBU 2.0 tells us this is to avoid missing out any steps within the training. Of course, the way around this would be to create a support ticket but even that doesn’t really make any sense.

Focus on Paid Traffic

The 8-week affiliate marketing course covers only paid traffic with an enthesis on FaceBook and Instagram.

Apparently, in CBU 2.0 they have included some advanced training which comes separately to the 8-week course as an upsell which costs $97, which is supposed to cover SEO and getting traffic for free, but if you decide to not pay for this then you will miss out.

As far as I am concerned this should be all part of the 8-week course so there is no reason to miss out on this very important area.

Weekly Webinars

Weekly webinars are just not enough to cover the previous weeks training that I’m sure you will have a ton of questions to ask about.

Lack of Real Affiliate Marketing Training

Whilst this 8-week course will give you an insight into affiliate marketing and what it entails, in my mind the course itinerary seems a little weak. I have heard people mention that they just think its a bolt-on to widen the audience, but for a newbie, you will at least learn the basics, but a little on the expensive side just to learn the basics, don’t you think?


ClickBank University Review 2.0 – Final Thoughts!

The biggest challenge for anybody taking part in this ClickBank University 2.0 training course is creating your very own affiliate product.

You are going to need to have…

  • A great idea for a product in a great niche
  • Depending on the product it can cost 100’s and sometimes 1,000’s
  • One that’s going to get you sales
  • Need to get positive reviews
  • Have to convince the affiliate marketer to promote your product.
  • Need to create additional great products to promote as upsells.

For anybody coming into this industry and creating your very own product is just beyond many peoples’ capabilities and something that more experienced affiliate marketers sometimes only get into a few years down the road.

I do believe that you need a good understanding in affiliate marketing first before you dive into product creation, and having to pay out $1255 upfront for the 1st year followed by $564 yearly thereafter is a little on the expensive side for me.

What they also don’t tell you is that Paid Traffic can end up costing you a small fortune unless you know what you are doing. SEO is the way to go when talking about Free Traffic and once it starts coming it just keeps coming.

For the affiliate marketing training, I believe that Wealthy Affiliate University is more than capable of providing you with everything you would need to know and the beauty about this is it is free to join so that you can check it out for yourself. No UPSELLS and NO CREDITS asked for here!


Comments

I hope this review gave you an understanding of what the ClickBank University 2.0 course offers and hopefully helped in your research.

If you liked the review then why not share amongst your friends.

Maybe you are already a member or have been a member in the past and would like to share your experiences?

All comments will be answered.

Until next time.

Mick

What is SliceThePie about ? Is it a COMPLETE Waste of TIME?

What is SliceThePie about and can you really get paid for listening to music, and the simple answer to this is yes you can, but don’t go out and put that deposit on that new car just yet!

I would wait and see how this review pans out first!

What is slicethepie about

As you are probably aware, there are literally thousands of making money online websites where all they ask from you is your time, patience and the ability to write a review, just like I am doing here with “What is SliceThePie about”; and for this, they will reward you.

Granted it won’t be much but all the same a slice of the pie. Just as the name suggests, so let takes a look at this slicethepie review and see where it takes us.


Slicethepie logo

Product: SliceThePie

Website: https://www.slicethepie.com

Price: 100% Free to join and take part in

Founder: David Courtier-Dutton

Founded: 2007

Summary: A way to participate in the future of struggling up and coming music artists, and get paid for listening to their records, and reviewing and ranking them.

Recommended: No (There are much better alternative solutions out there worthy of trying)


Internal Summary and links

  1. Let’s take a look at some facts before we dive into the review
  2. What is SliceThePie about?
  3. Writing reviews have a strict code – Let’s see if we can make it easier!
  4. How to make money with SliceThePie
  5. How much money can you make with SliceThePie?
  6. Why not focus your writing ability and learn how to make a lot more money in a more productive and enjoyable way?
  7. Pros and Cons
  8. What is SliceThePie about – Final thoughts!
  9. Comments

Let’s take a look at some facts before we dive into the review

  • A legitimate website dedicated to helping up and coming music artists.
  • At the time in 2007 the only website of its kind.
  • Provides real-time on-demand feedback to major US record labels.
  • One of the Internets largest music review sites, if not the largest!
  • As of 2015 additional categories were added to the site, including fashion, mobile cases, and accessories, branding and logo imagery, plus more…
  • Currently, have over 2,000,000 members, also known as “scouts”.
  • Received over 33,500,000 reviews.
  • Paid out more than $4,000,000 to its members or scouts.
  • No points, vouchers, or discounts, only paid in cash.
  • Based in Reading, UK, and Connecticut, New York.

What is SliceThePie About?

Slicethepie- recording mike

When Slicethepie was formed way back in 2007, the main goal was to focus on helping aspiring music artists get their first foot on the ladder.

They all came with no backing and no record deals and saw it as a way to promote themselves, their brand and their music, costing them very little if anything at all.

Artists would approach Slicethepie for backing and would then upload their music legitimately (not like Napster) and would then be listened to by STP members, or scouts as STP would portray them as.

Members or scouts would then listen to a record, not knowing who the artist was and write a review and score the record 1 to 10 and for their efforts would be paid. The amount paid would be based on many factors, mentioned a little later!

Since 2015 SliceThePie has expanded their focus in other areas besides, such as…

Fashion items, mobiles cases, and accessories. logos and branding imagery.


Writing reviews have a strict code – Let’s see if we can make it easier!

writing reviews as a strict code lets see if we can help

  1. Write the review whilst listening to the song

You have to listen to a song for a minimum of 90 seconds which isn’t long to give a good account, so take notes whilst the song is playing otherwise you may miss all the different elements that you are asked to comment about by STP.

  1. You have to mention all the elements that are required

In order to listen and absorb everything about a record you really need to listen carefully, and I don’t know about you but, for me, I rarely listen with any great depth, and usually just listen because it has a catchy tune or maybe great lyrics.

  1. Break it down and highlight the…
  • Vocals
  • Instrumentals
  • Synth/Midi/Effects
  • Mix/Sound/Volume
  • Timing/Rhythm
  • Composition

Cover those points and you shall see an improvement in the cash reward as well as your ranking!

  1. Make comparisons

I have listened to a few songs and whilst I didn’t know the artist or the song, it struck a chord with me and was very similar to something I’d heard of before.

Ensure you include these comparisons within the review.

  1. Be Articulate

It takes time to work your way up the rankings and many find themselves slipping down due to the lack of genuine content and this could be mistaken for the lack of articulation.

Each record is unique and therefore your comments should be unique also, so brush up on your grammar so that your review is good.

  1. How does the song relate?

Many songs can instantly take you back in time through memories and personal experiences such as that…

    • First date
    • A social event maybe
    • That great holiday

They may have been happy times or sad times just remember to include these too!

  1. Lengthy Reviews

Try to make sure your reviews are as long as possible, without them getting too boring or irrelevant. Remember the longer and more interesting the review the more you will get paid, and this also goes towards your ranking too.

  1. Be consistent and review daily

Try to write as much as you can and by checking in every day at various times throughout the day, you’ll make sure you’re getting a bigger Slice of that Pie.

Hopefully, that little lot should help!


How to make money with SliceThePie

First of all, you sign up and create an account, and then you choose what type of music you like to listen to.

If you want to maximize your earning potential with Slicethepie then select them all.

Once you have created your account then each time you sign in to the application you are met with 4 choices. It is clear that people joined because of their love of music and therefore you would choose the music option.

If you need a change from music then there are other alternatives to break up your time.

SliceThePie review options

There are 2 ways to make money with Slicethepie:

      • Submit reviews and get paid.
      • Refer friends to join STP, which enables you to earn 10% for each review submitted and accepted.
Reviews

By selecting the music category a random record will be displayed for you to listen to and review.

At this point, the details of the artist are not given for obvious reasons, so that you can make an unbiased review!

You have the option to listen for at least 90 seconds to the record and then you are allowed to make a review and score the track from 1-10.

Write constructive comments and ensure you cover vocal, instrumental arrangement, rhythm, and production, with around 60 words minimum.

Based on your reviews and scoring, the top 2% of artists will be showcased, where they have a real chance to be seen by major record companies.

The amount you receive for your review is based on a few factors.

Your star rating from 1 – 5

Vocals

Instrumentals

Synth/Midi/Effects

Mix/Sound/Volume

Timing/Rhythm

Composition

Length of review

Referring a friend

Referring friends is always a plus to boost your account balance.

You can access your own referral code and link, to share with family and friends and invite them to join SliceThePie.

By doing this allows you to benefit from 10% of everything your referral earns, granted 10% of a few cents doesn’t amount to much but just think if you invited 1000, then you can see where the benefits are.

1000 * .05 (average per review) = $50

When you look at it like the above example 1000 referrals @ .05 cents = $50 that’s not bad going, but try and get 1000 new referrals and I can tell you that you will have your work cut out.


How much money can you make with SliceThePie?

Slicethepie - Reviews submitted and cash paid out

Every member or scout as they are known, start off with a star rating of 1 star. Higher the star rating the more money you will make!

On the basis that…

  • * = $0.05
  • ** = $0.10
  • *** = $0.15
  • **** = $0.20
  • ***** = $0.25

To achieve a higher rating this all depends on the quality of the review which has to be unique and covering all the elements that are asked for by STP, as well as the length of the review. The longer the better!

When you start you will earn around $0.05 for each review that you make, but that is a conservative figure and will be based on the quality of your content.

Let’s take a look at some statistics!

OK, so let’s base our hourly income on the $0.05 (1 review) which is a rough estimate of what you will make when you first start because it will vary dependant on quality.

The minimum amount of time that STP allows for you to listen and write a review is 90 seconds, with around 60 words.

There are 3,600 seconds in 1 hour.

3,600 seconds / 90 seconds (min length for review) = 40.

That is 40 reviews in 1 hour.

That’s based on 90 seconds per review we should be able to manage 40 reviews, right?

40 * $0.05 = $2.00

That’s a conservative estimate of $2 an hour.

Depending on which state you live in! The average minimum wage is around $8.00 an hour.

You see where this is going?

40 * $8.00 = $320 a week for a normal working week

40 * $2.00 = $80 a week (STP)

STP = 40 * 8 (hour day) = 320 reviews in 1 day / 1600 reviews in 1 week

That’s some serious going to keep up to, wouldn’t you agree?


Why not focus your writing ability and learn how to make a lot more money in a more productive and enjoyable way!

Slicethepie - Why not focus your writing abilityThe more you write the better you will become, and that’s the same in many things in life!

Instead of writing reviews and submitting them to STP, why not write the content for yourself and add them to a website and get them in front of people who are searching in Google, Bing, and Yahoo etc?

Just like I am doing with this website! It’s certainly not rocket science!

Writing reviews and getting those reviews out in front of the people who are searching for things like…

How can I make money online?

Can I earn money for listening to music?

Need to earn some money quickly?

Maybe one of those search terms was what you entered into Google and guess what? You found this article that I wrote here!

Google searches in 1 second

66,310 Google searches every second which equates to around 5,700,000,000+ searches in Google each day! Not to mention all the other search engines that are out there! That is some shop there!

Internet stats

The above snapshot was taken at 14.15, so as you can see another 9.5 hours left until the day ends!

All you need to do is work out what people are searching for using keyword research to determine your niche.

Create a website based around your niche. Created within 1 minute, take a look here.

Create articles, reviews (like with SliceThePie) except on a wider scale.

Get your website in front of the 5,700,000,000

Granted this is not going to happen overnight but just think about it?

From now until this time next year if you follow the steps taught then you will have a business with a passive income working for you 24/7/365, that can generate anywhere between $3000 and $7000 a month.

That is a very conservative figure!

To increase this monthly revenue all you do is target more people and create more articles and reviews.

The beauty of this training is it is 100% FREE to join and you will not be asked for a CREDIT Card.

This way you can take it for a sort of “Test Drive” and see what you think. A no brainer right? Check out the review here!

If what you are after is money a little quicker then why not make your writing skills work for you and take advantage of sites like HireWriters or Fiverr who I would recommend.

There are literally 100s of great freelance writing websites but these are the ones I have used in the past and are very good.

Just check the sites out, because I am willing to pay $25 for a well-written article when I don’t have the time to do it myself. You could be that person I am paying to do the work!


Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It is free to join and participate in.
  • Paid in cash and not points.
  • You have a say in the future of an unknown artist which has got to be a plus.
  • It can be enjoyable if you are a music fan.
  • There is a referral program, so you can get paid for introducing your friends.
  • The chance to hear new artists and music that hasn’t hit the market yet.
  • Alternative categories that you can get involved in.

Cons

  • Very stringent guidelines for review acceptance

I found that creating a unique review wasn’t as easy as you may have anticipated. No matter how unique and correct you thought the review was it just wouldn’t get acceptance.

This is a common complaint by many members.

You have no way of knowing just where you are going wrong and at times is hit-and-miss until you do get it right, and even accounts are closed down or suspended due to this.

  • Payments have been delayed.

Once you have reached the threshold of $10 you can then redeem the cash via PayPal but this can take several days before you actually receive the money.

Over this period your reviews will be scrutinized even more by STP to make sure that your reviews are unique and acceptable.

It would appear that even at this stage STP can refuse to pay the cash-out and your time spent on the reviews could be all in vain.

  • For the amount of time and effort, it just isn’t worth the hassle

Quite frankly these sites just don’t want to pay out and make it worthwhile!

Writing consistent unique reviews one after the other is painstakingly slow and difficult, not that writing reviews per se are difficult, it’s the strict rules for acceptance when you don’t actually know what the rules are, and on top of that the extremely small amount that you receive for all your efforts.

If all you are after is to earn some extra cash then why not try something like Swagbucks. Here they have an app that allows you to get paid for taking surveys, playing games, listening to videos, shopping and searching in their search engine. A lot more interesting if earning a little extra cash in your spare time is what you are after doing.


What is SliceThePie About – Final thoughts!

As you can see, there will not be any big slice of the pie here, and for you to achieve very little in the way of monetary value it is going to take some great dedication, and spending many hours writing unique reviews.

Is this really what you want to spend your valuable time doing?

Whilst it would seem a good alternative way for up and coming musicians to get their music showcased, and possibly brought to the attention of major record companies and get a recording contract, my real concern is the amount of time that you will need to spend listening and writing unique reviews.

Here at STP, you need to be able to write reviews, whether, for an up and coming music artist, fashion items such as mobile accessories, or branding and logo imagery, then why not focus those writing skills in a more constructive way and learn how to build your very own online business.

It is not as difficult as you may think, seriously!

Taking part in these review sites are OK for a little extra cash and maybe a little fun and something to pass the time of day, but seriously, think about the amount of time spent writing reviews or filling in survey’s and convert that time and energy into learning a new skill that could set you up for life.

If you are interested in pursuing this further then why not check out an article I wrote here. It might surprise you!


Comments

Do you have any experiences with SliceThePie?

Did you manage to achieve the 5-star rating? How long do you spend on STP? What’s the largest amount of cash you have made? Are you confident in writing reviews and want to focus those skills in a more productive way?

Love to hear your thoughts and tell me what you thought of this review?

I look forward to making that connection.

Mick

What is AWOL Academy about? $30K,,,This must be a JOKE!

I’m sure you’ll agree that there is an abundance of online training platforms out there, some good, some bad and before we get into this review, what is AWOL Academy about and is your bank balance healthy enough, then let’s take a look at some facts first.

Note: Prior to this AWOL Academy Review 2018, there have been considerable changes in the pricing structure!

What is AWOL Academy about
Awol academy login

  • Product: AWOL Academy, previously Project AWOL
  • Website: https://www.awolacademy.com/
  • Price: $99 – $17,997 High ticket upsells! – (All-in figure of $30,000)
  • Owner: Founded by Kameron George & Keala Kanae
  • Summary: It is a legitimate affiliate marketing training platform with some good training that can be found, just remember to drop in at the bank, because you will need some very deep pockets.
  • Recommended – No, there are much better alternatives that won’t break the bank!

Around 2013, Kameron George whilst a member of the multi-level-marketing company Empower Network (you know the one that went bankrupt leaving its members scratching their heads and with empty pockets) came up with the acronym AWOL, which he bestowed to his group of Empower followers.

A quick look in Google and you will see that AWOL is an army term which refers to “Absent Without Official Leave”

A little confusing don’t you think as Kameron Georges’ take on AWOL is “another way of life” but its catchy and stands out as everybody knows of the official term.

At the time he and another colleague whilst with Empower, came up with the idea of branching out on their own, and came up with a solution and a name, which didn’t go down too well with the terms within Empower, and the business “Project AWOL” was born, and not very long after they parted ways with Empower.

Suffice to say “Project AWOL” (today, still part of Academy AWOL) if you check out the site is a charitable organization which devotes time and money to the organization Change Heroes, which helps underprivileged countries throughout the world.

Just what actually happened with project AWOL taking a side-swipe to allow for AWOL Academy to be born is a little cloudy.


Some facts I want to bring to your attention before we dive into the AWOL Academy Review 2018

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Facts

  • Previously Project AWOL but now a charitable organization
  • The website is well overdue for an update. Where the about page refers to “What household name companies have emerged in the last 5 years? Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google just to name a few. As you can see each one of these products are a lot older than 5 years, Facebook 2004, Instagram 2010, YouTube 2005, Google 1998 – Your brand is your website and that is what people see first. No excuses there!
  • AWOL Academy, Elite Push and Global Affiliate Zone are 3 programs from the same company and same founders
  • Head office in Las Vegas and Stockport, UK (But looks like this is closing)
  • Companies House, UK – Overview
  • Companies House, UK – Fillings
  • Companies House, UK – Officers
  • Has a B rating on BBB (Better Business Bureau) website with a customer review rating of 73% but that is from a total of 22 customer reviews so don’t get too excited yet! Keep a hold of your purse strings!

What is AWOL Academy about: Is your bank balance healthy enough? AWOL Academy Review 2018!

I actually first came across AWOL Academy through a promotional video, with Kameron George addressing himself as the owner of an obscenely large mansion, with flip-flops and the baseball cap on his head in reverse looking cool, briefly telling you about how he got to that position, coming from meager beginnings who worked in a coffee shop in debt up to his eyeballs. How many times have you seen and heard the very same script? A little old don’t you think?

AWOL Academy was launched in 2015 and is the brainchild of 2 long-time friends Kameron George and Keala Kanea.

A training platform dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and newbies alike how to become successful in the online world as affiliate marketers, and become financially secure.

Just to give you a little taste of things to come, when you register for the webinar, which they say is live but I can assure is not, then there is a free 17-page booklet you can download.

Its called “Freelance Marketing Secrets” Your Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your HIGH-PROFIT Freelance Marketing Career!

For anybody who hasn’t a clue about what affiliate marketing is then I’m sure it might whet your appetite for things to come.

But basically, it goes into a little detail about

  • What the Google Keyword Planner is and how to use it
  • Find your hungry crowd. What people are searching for in Google
  • Find your product associated with what people are searching for in this case on Clickbank
  • What a sales funnel is and how it works

What is AWOL Academy about
All this basic information can be found very easily on YouTube and won’t cost you a dime.

The same information that has been revamped, time and time again but re-packaged differently.


AWOL Academy training modules – Let’s take a look and see what you get and whether this training is right for YOU!

AWOL Community – $49.95 MONTHLY

In order to fully become part of AWOL Academy and the community and support, you would have to pay out this monthly fee of $49.95 to become part of their Facebook Group.

A little expensive don’t you think to join a Facebook group?

AWOL 101 Coaching – $99 (Registration)

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Awol 101

  • AWOL 101 Coaching is not in the list of modules on their website and only available on registration so that will be the first time you are aware of it.
  • They will ask you to fill in a questionnaire which enables them to create what they call “an individual action plan”
  • There are 3 hours of videos that give you an overview and goes into the coaching process.
  • Followed by a 1 on 1 coaching call, which covers a lot of sales patter!

Pro Academy – $99 ( Comes FREE when you register)What is AWOL Academy About - Pro Academy Training Module

This is the module that comes free with registration and covers the business foundation.

Goes into detail about affiliate marketing, setting up your website, web hosting, understanding lead pages, sales funnels, email responders, and a host of other things besides.

Created with the newbie in mind!

You are taken step by step through the course lessons within the Pro Academy module. In total 25 videos, so quite intensive!

What you are also going to have to purchase for all this to happen is an…

  • Autoresponder
  • Landing Page Builder
  • Tracking Software

Ones mentioned are…

Autoresponder – “GetResponse” (comes with a landing page creator built into the platform)

  • Pricing $10, $32, $110, $1199 a month
  • Should be OK to start with the $32 monthly subscription fee.

Landing Page Builder – “Lead Pages”

  • Pricing $25, $48, $199 a month
  • Should be fine with $25 or $48 a month

Tracking software – “ClickMagic”

  • Pricing $12, $33, $66 a month
  • $12 a month to start with and upgrade the more you develop.

Note: GetResponse has a landing/squeeze page builder built into the system and therefore you could save money here, although Lead Pages is a dedicated Landing Page Creator and a little more advanced, but does that really matter when you are starting out?

Overall I would say that you do get pretty good value for money here and it does lay the foundation for you to build on, but there is still a lot to learn!

For someone new coming into Affiliate Marketing, and with no knowledge at all, then it clearly teaches you the basics of what all this is about, but to build on this knowledge you are going to need further help.

Now, this is where it can start to get a little expensive, so maybe book yourself down for some overtime at work!

Inbox Academy – $447 – Email Marketing

Whats is AWOL Academy About - Inbox Academy Training Module

They say that the money is in the list, and this is true but in order to build a list, you need to know how to get your message, your offers, and promotions across to the masses so that they can become your subscribers!

You need to know how to nurture your subscribers, keep them interested otherwise you will lose them and they will unsubscribe. We do it all the time!

It covers, how to increase delivery rates, open rates, click thru rates and some other strategies besides.

Conversion Academy – $1797

What is AWOL Academy About - Conversion Academy Training Module

With any business, conversions are key and without them, you simply aren’t going to make any money!

With a price tag near to $2000, they claim to have discovered “coveted conversion secrets” and by using this amongst a “hypnotic language” of sorts, and by creating a certain persona, that you will attract an irresistible desire within your audience who will instantly take action and purchase your offers and services.

I guess what they are trying to convey is a certain conversion technique that is unique to AWOL Academy.

Traffic Academy – $2997

What is AWOL Academy About - Traffic Academy Training Module

Traffic is paramount because without it you won’t make a dime!

There is 2 types of traffic, Paid and Free and both have their benefits!

At Traffic Academy the enthesis is on Paid Traffic and for a newbie, this can be very expensive, because there are no guarantees and with everybody marketing the same high-ticket products in the same space, then extremely hit-and-miss, and also soul destroying as you are now starting to realize just how expensive paid traffic can be.

“High-converting, laser-targeted traffic that’s ready to buy right now”

These are people searching on Google, Bing etc who are looking; not necessarily ready to buy!

With PPC (Pay Per Click) each click a person makes against your offer costs you, and there are no guarantees that they will enter their details or purchase your offer.

PPC can be quicker if you know what you are doing, expensive because you are forever modifying your campaigns.

That’s why SEO (search engine optimization) for me comes out on top, where it may take time to accomplish, but when you get there it works for you 24/7/365 and the best thing about this method is its FREE.

Master Academy – $5497

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Master Academy Training Module

I think we’ll all agree that to be successful in life never mind business, we have to be efficient in many things, and right up there will be learning to manage your finances.

This module covers money management, strategic tax planning, investing, and more and with a hefty price nearing $5.5k it had better live up to some great advice that is on offer.

Whilst I don’t have any reason to doubt these claims, I think I would give this module a very wide berth, I mean take a look at the 2008 Bank Crisis and these people were supposed to be experts. No, I think I’ll pass on this one!

“delivers content directly from Dr. John Demartini about the mindset of wealth along with in-depth tax and business strategies for building long-term wealth from accountant and attorney, Mark J Kohler”

I guess now the cat is out of the bag, I have just saved you $5+k

AWOL Elite – $17,997

Awol Academy Review 2018 - Awol Elite Training Module

This is the last of the training modules available and what I am seeing here is a massive price shift in the last 12 months, and we are not talking about a downward spiral either.

An increase of $8,000 from $9,997 – $17,997

This module delivers ongoing mentoring and training from Kameron and Keala on a weekly basis covering all the aspects of building your online business, pretty much what is covered in the previous modules.

It comes with a hefty price tag of $17,997 so it better be good!

The beauty of this mentoring module is that it has to be renewed on a yearly basis! Yes, seriously, no kidding!


AWOL Academy’s Affiliate Program

This is where the money is, in the affiliate program if you can manage to convince someone to part with their hard-earned cash. With training that costs this much the potential for earning some real cash are very good, you would think, right?

The affiliate program and how it works.

  • AWOL Academy Affiliate Program costs $39.95/month

Commissions are based on a referral you get to join AWOL Academy, Any referrals your referrals take on board you will get 5% commission.

  • 60% – AWOL 101, PRO Academy
  • 30% – AWOL Community, INBOX Academy, Conversion Academy, TRAFFIC Academy, MASTERS Academy, AWOL Elite
  • Must have purchased Traffic Academy to participate

I must agree there’s potential to earn some really serious money here, its just going to be extremely difficult to find people interested, except for ones with very deep pockets, and those like to keep hold of it!

I mean really, what would you say if someone knocked on your door offering an affiliate marketing training course with a hefty price tag of around $30k, which is the entire Awol Academy training?

You’d probably slam the door in the persons face, that is for sure!


AWOL Academy Review 2018 – Estimated yearly costs!

  • Facebook group – $599.40
  • AWOL 101 – $99
  • PRO Academy – $99
  • Inbox Academy – $447
  • Conversion Academy – $1797
  • Traffic Academy – $2997
  • Master Academy – $5497
  • AWOL Elite – $17,997 (This would need renewing yearly)
  • Affiliate Program – $479.40
  • Autoresponder – $384
  • Landing Page Creator – $300
  • Clickmagic – $144

All this for a staggering $30,740.80

Bearing in mind that AWOL Elite is a yearly subscription!!

That is a conservative figure because what I haven’t taken into consideration is PAID Traffic!

Save your money because what if I told you that I have an alternative solution to your training requirements, and the amount you would pay on a yearly basis if you paid for a yearly premium membership up front is…

$348 – That’s all-in and that’s for everything that AWOL Academy is offering and more, much more!!

For what you are having to pay out for AWOL Academy, you could get a premium membership for 88 years!!

Check it out what have you got to lose, and the beauty about this training is that it is 100% FREE to join and you won’t be asked for a CREDIT card either, that way you can check out everything before you make a commitment, and I nearly forgot, NO UPSELLS either!!

How’s that for value?


Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Most of the training is well received.
  • Refund Policy – A 14-day money back guarantee, although 14 days is hardly enough time to make a judgment call.
  • BBB Accredited.
  • Affiliate Program, where there’s potential to make some real money.
Cons
  • High ticket price from $99 all the way up to $17,997 max’d out at $30k.
  • There seems to be an enthesis on recruiting others and less on building your business.
  • Guaranteed $10k profit in 3 months – This is extremely unlikely that a newbie is going to achieve this landmark, and to be part of this training it’s going to cost you a few grand! Maybe 6-12 months is a more conservative figure.
  • Paid Traffic is the main source of traffic taught and for a newbie can be very expensive, as there is an abundance of traffic sources that you need to stay away from. This you will have to work out for yourself!
  • Hidden costs, that aren’t mentioned before you commit!
  • No FREE trial membership – If you have nothing to hide, then why not?

What is Awol Academy about -The Verdict?

I think you’ll agree that you need very deep pockets to participate in this training platform.

In order to take advantage of the training and learn everything about affiliate marketing and how to become a success story, you would need to make a big commitment, and many just don’t have that type of cash lying about.

If you are coming into this as a total newbie then the training in Pro Academy would give you a taste, but would you seriously part with $30k of your hard-earned cash, with absolutely no guarantee whatsoever?

I seriously doubt it, but I may be wrong!

It may be that you just want a taster and buying in for the $99 might be a way to get your feet wet, but remember what you are looking for is a unique opportunity, where you can feel confident knowing that you aren’t going to have to take out a 2nd mortgage, right?

There is no secret to affiliate marketing and everything you see at AWOL Academy can be found for FREE on YouTube, it would just take a little longer to get there.

I clearly don’t recommend this training platform due to many factors, but the big one is cost.


Comments

I hope I have shed some light on this training platform and opened your eyes.

Feel free to leave a comment below and tell me what you thought of the review.

I will be only too happy to answer all your questions and look forward to connecting with you.

Your friend

Mick