Almost every single piece of training on making money online that exists out there claims that it is “the roadmap” to making money online. Finding the one which will actually lead you to make money online tough, in this endless sea self-proclaimed internet marketing gurus is no piece of cake.
Since you are here, I guess that you’ve already heard a couple of things about ClickBank University 2.0 but before purchasing it, you still need some questions answered
- Does it offer high-quality training?
- Are there any useful tools included?
- Is there support?
- Have people succeeded in making money with it?
- Is it worth my time, money, and energy?
- Or is it just another training that delivers no value at all and by its end I will still be where I started?
Don’t worry… To answer all your questions is why I am here!
In this ClickBank University 2.0 review, you are going to gather all the information you need in order to decide if you should join the platform or not.
First things first,
What is ClickBank University 2.0?
ClickBank University 2.0 is a training platform, powered by ClickBank, on making money online by creating and selling your own digital products or by promoting other people’s already existing products (affiliate marketing).
ClickBank is one of the largest affiliate networks currently available.
An affiliate network acts as an intermediary between affiliates and merchants while providing tons of tools and technologies which the lives of merchants and their affiliates easier.
Or you could just keep reading my ClickBank University 2.0 review 🙂
Who is ClickBank University 2.0 for?
CBU 2.0 is created for those who want to earn money online. It’s creators, Adam and Justin, claim that you can use this training to start earning from just some extra cash per month to building 6 and even 7-figure businesses.
ClickBank University 2.0 offers two kinds of training modules.
- Online vendors (creating, promoting, and selling digital products)
- Online affiliate marketers (earning money by promoting other people’s products)
Before I proceed to the actual ClickBank University 2.0 review, I want to let you know that while CBU 2.0 offers an awesome training for vendors, if you want to learn how to start making money online as an affiliate marketer, there are better affiliate marketing training platforms out there such as Wealthy Affiliate, of which I am actually a member myself.
Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005 and has helped hundreds of thousands of members succeed as affiliate marketers since then.
A Glimpse Inside ClickBank University 2.0
The image right above is the CBU member’s area. In this area, you can access your training, Live Q&A sections, forum, as well as some additional courses such as
- YouTube ads Crash Course
- Official Copywriting Guide
- Ultimate Case Study
ClickBank University 2.0 Main Training
As said earlier, CBU’s training is comprised of two parts, the vendor’s training, and the affiliate’s training.
Each section of the training includes several explanatory videos, ranging from 5 to 30 minutes each.
The merchant’s training is made up of 13 sections:
- How everything Works + Setup for Sucess
- Finding Your Perfect Product
- Creating Your Avatar
- Course Content Creation & Outsourcing
- Your Perfect Upsell to Maximize Sales
- High Converting Sales Copy
- The “Easy” VSL
- Finalizing Your Product via Builder, etc
- Getting Up On ClickBank
- JV Managing
- Split Testing
- How to Scale
- Selling High Ticket Products on Webinars
If you are after creating and selling your own products online, then ClickBank University 2.0 is definitely worth your attention.
ClickBank is actually one of the largest digital marketplaces in the world. Over the years, they have surrounded themselves with millions of vendors, and in this training, they have compiled everything they have learned from those vendors to help you become one of them.
Over the past 10 years, ClickBank has sold over 300 million digital products and created wealth for over 100.000 people.
When it comes to creating and selling products, they absolutely know their way around.
The training for those who want to become affiliate marketers is constituted by 9 sections:
- Affiliate Marketing on CB
- Understanding Affiliate Marketing
- Finding Your Passion
- The Ultimate Affiliate Funnel
- Free, Free, Free: Always Overdeliver
- Writing the Perfect Swipe
- The Email Blueprint
- Scaling and Expanding
- Running Affiliate Promotions
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again!
The training for affiliate marketers, while being a nice addition to the whole CBU 2.0 course, is still at and infant stage.
This means that it still needs a lot of work in order to make someone a successful affiliate marketer by itself.
I can’t stress enough that there are way better affiliate marketing training platforms such as Wealthy Affiliate, which I personally recommend.
Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005 and has guided hundreds of thousands of people towards becoming successful affiliate marketers, so when it comes to affiliate marketing, they are the ones who know their way around 😉
ClickBank University 2.0 Live Training
In addition to the main training, you can also attend weekly live webinars from Adam and Justin, the creators of CBU 2.0.
The best part is that during those live webinars you can ask Adam and Justin questions about any subject, related of course to the training, and get instant answers and feedback.
You also have the ability to access recordings of past webinars. This is actually very useful as you can go back and watch all the webinars that have taken place before you joined CBU.
CBU 2.0 Private Forum
The moment that you purchase ClickBank University 2.0, you gain instant and unlimited access to their members-only forum.
In that forum, you can get in contact with other members, exchange ideas, ask questions, gain insights from older posts, get technical support, etc.
Not only you’ll never feel alone while on your way to success but surrounding yourself with the like-minded, success-seeking people, is going to make your life way easier. It might even help you get where you want to be faster.
After all, they say that you become the average of the 5 people that you spend the most time with.
The only downside is that the forum is not that active compared to other similar forums and communities that I’ve been a member of.
Nonetheless, having access to the forum is a valuable asset of CBU 2.0.
In addition to the forum, you can also gain access to a CBU 2.0 Facebook private group.
Additional Training Modules and Resources
1 • YouTube ads Crash Course
Youtube is the second biggest search engine after Google.
This mini-course will let you know how to leverage YouTube to promote your products by creating small videos around them.
2 • Official Copywriting Guide
Tips, tricks, and insights on writing copy that not only attract more visitors to your product pages but also converts those visitors into buyers.
3 • Marketing Avatar Course
Learn to figure out exactly who wants to buy what you have to sell, or else, your customer avatar. Having set a customer avatar for your business makes your efforts much more targeted and effective.
You write faster, you write better, you know who you are talking to, what they want, and how to give them exactly what they want. This means more traffic, more sales, and subsequently more money.
Every serious business in the world has its own customer avatar.
4 • Ultimate Case Study
Case studies on how several online businesses reached certain big milestones such as
- Building a list of 61.000 subscribers in just 1 month by leveraging social media ads
- Generating $106.000 per month
- $200K/month traffic funnel through Facebook paid ads
- and much more
5 • Add-on Training Classes from Experts
Interviews, tutorials, and strategies from the most successful entrepreneurs such as Gary Vaynerchuk.
Covering various subjects like
- testing and experimenting
- paid advertising
- perseverance and motivation
6 • Getting Traffic
The reason that most online businesses fail is that they lack traffic. When a business gets no traffic, it automatically means that it is not making any money and truth be told, getting traffic to your business is going to be one of the hardest-to-master skills.
Inside the member’s area, there is an additional training module on getting traffic.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed to find out that it only covers Facebook and Instagram paid advertising leaving out some of the most profound, not to mention free ways of getting traffic such as
- using keywords to drive search engine, organic traffic (Google, Bing, etc)
- Facebook pages and groups
- Pinterest and other social media platforms
Weird… Maybe they will include those stuff later on.
7 • Recommended Resources
With your CBU membership comes a list with all the tech providers, essential services and special deals you need to get your online business up and running including
- tools for getting your website live and building your email list
- screen recording
- image creation
- webinar services
- outsourcing platforms
- website optimizers
- and much more
Videos, pdfs, checklists, videos and starter guides on how to put all that together are also included.
You can join ClickBank University 2.0 at just $47 per month.
Unfortunately, there is not a free trial version to dip your toes before going all in. Thankfully, there is a 30-day 100% money back guarantee! This is actually kind of like a free trial as you risk no money to get started.
Besides the basic $47 monthly membership, CBU offers some additional tools and resources that could make your life easier such as
- The ClickBank Builder
- Advanced Training Module
The ClickBank Builder
The ClickBank builder is basically a drag-and-drop tool which allows vendors/merchants to easily create landing pages, sales pages, membership sites, upsell pages, opt-in pages, thank you pages, etc for all their ClickBank products.
All the pages that you create with the ClickBank Builder are embedded and hosted within ClickBank itself.
The ClickBank builder costs $594 (2 payments of $297 each), or $679 (7 payments of $97 each).
In my opinion, it is quite expensive but the good news is that once you pay for it, you own it for life.
If you want to become a vendor and you have this amount of money to spare, the ClickBank Builder is unquestionably going to make your life much, much easier, especially if you are a beginner.
Training on how to use the ClickBank Builder is also included.
Be aware that the ClickBank Builder can only be used by vendors and not affiliate marketers.
Advanced Training Module
This “advanced” training is just a case study on how they put CBU together, what they did to attract customers, provide value, gain their trust, etc
It costs $97 which it’s just not worth the trouble if you asked me. However, if you are not on a tight budget, it wouldn’t hurt purchasing it.
The more knowledge the better right?
What I Liked About ClickBank University 2.0
1 • Amazing Value to Price Ration
With just $47 per month, you gain access to tons of training lessons, mini-courses, live webinars and Q&A sessions, case studies, and more.
The good news is that if you are not interested in attending the live webinars and having access to the forum, once you go through all the training lessons, you could as well cancel your membership.
2 • 30-Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee
The best part of CBU 2.0 is that whatever you purchase, either that be the training or the builder, is covered by a 30-day money back guarantee.
If for any reason, you didn’t like what you got, you can request a refund as long as this takes place within 30 days of the initial purchase and you will get your money back, no questions asked.
This means that CBU 2.0 is basically a risk-free investment.
3 • Quality Training
The vendor’s training is extensive and very easy to follow even to those who have little to no experience at all.
If you want to start making money online by selling your own digital products, then CBU’s vendor training is “The One” which is the most likely to take you there!
Moreover, it seems that the overall quality and quantity of the training is constantly improving. I like that because it shows that they care about providing us with the best possible product in order to maximize our chances of success. As they state in their introductory video “Our success, is their success…”
4 • Good Forum
CBU’s forum is well-organized and helpful. Members are posting questions daily. Most of those questions receive multiple in-depth answers usually within just a couple of hours.
Lastly, the forum seems to be getting more and more active as time passes.
5 • Bonus Courses
It seems that on top of the main training, bonus, free, mini-courses on various subjects relevant to building and scaling your online business are regularly added.
Before I started writing my ClickBank University 2.0 review I took a look at some other older CBU 2.0 reviews and much of what comes with the basic membership today, such as the case studies, wasn’t offered back then. By the time you read this CBU 2.0 review, it is highly probable that more bonus courses and training lessons will have been added.
What I Didn’t Like About ClickBank University 2.0
1 • Poor Affiliate Marketing Training
The training for affiliate marketers is kinda low quality, insufficient, and outdated.
I believe this might be the case because they are investing all their attention and energy into improving the vendor’s training.
I respect that, but if I was interested in making money online through affiliate marketing, I would rather join Wealthy Affiliate.
They are the best affiliate marketing training platform that I know of, with countless success stories on their back.
2 • Low-Quality Live Q&A Webinars
Unfortunately, the live Q&A webinars are not that high quality neither.
Truth be told, they are kind of sloppy, unfocused, and frankly feel unprofessional.
I would expect that the live webinars would be well-organized, providing tons of value as they are basically one of the two reasons to keep paying the monthly $47 fee.
The way I see it since the live webinars offer too little or no value, then I might as well cancel my membership once I finish the main training.
Sure, I could just stick around for the forum access… But paying $47 per month just for a forum? Well, I wouldn’t…
3 • Overselling + False Claims
At some point, during CBU’s introductory video, Justin claims that by purchasing ClickBank University 2.0 you could make money “as soon as tonight” which is kind of misleading and unrealistic. However, later on, they specifically state that ClickBank University is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Got confused…
Moreover, again during the introductory video, they are trying to scare us by telling that robots are slowly going to take over most of our jobs 😛
The following sentence is a statement on CBU’s sales page:
“The 8-week Affiliate Track is for those who want to make easy money promoting other people’s products.”
Easy money online? Well, I’ll be damned, we hit a jackpot mates! NOT!
Again, in the introductory video of the course they keep stating that once you finish your training, they will give you an official ClickBank University certification that you are able to generate income online.
I really can’t figure out how this could entice anyone to join the program as a certification of making money online is more useless than a glass hammer. You don’t need a certification that you can make money online to actually make money online. You just need to learn how to do it. A certification means literally nothing and plays no role whatsoever on becoming successful online.
4 • “Forced” to Purchase the ClickBank Builder
Many of the vendor’s training lessons are demonstrating examples of creating pages and membership sites using the ClickBank Builder.
This means that if you haven’t purchased the ClickBank Builder, you might have trouble keeping up with the training as well as implementing everything that is taught along the way.
The ClickBank Builder might be optional, but in their way, they are making it a necessity, especially to beginners who have no previous experience with such matters. Nevertheless, you can keep progressing with your training even without the ClickBank Builder. You are just going to have to put in a little more time and effort into creating your sales pages.
The thing that kind of pissed me off is that on CBU’s introductory video and sales page, the ClickBank Builder is mentioned nowhere. It’s like it doesn’t even exist until you have made your initial purchase and then, all of a sudden, it turns out that if you are to become a vendor you are probably going to need it.
5 • Too Sales-y
I am not talking just about CBU 2.0 but about the overall sales climate that prevails in ClickBank itself.
I have purchased and reviewed several ClickBank products over the past few years. Most vendors absolutely oversell their products, promising extraordinary results in very short amounts of time. Of course, most products won’t fulfill their promises.
Once, I came across a product created by some person, let’s say, John Doe. He was claiming that he had found a way of earning millions of dollars online and that his product could help us do it ourselves in just a couple of weeks timeframe (yeah right).
However, when I tried to find more information on that so-called millionaire, there was not a single thing. No information on Google or Wikipedia, no Facebook or other social media accounts, no website, and no web presence whatsoever. The name was obviously fake. Just out of curiosity, I went on and purchased this product. Needless to say that its quality couldn’t be lower.
Later on, I found out that the product had actually been created by a large company. I located more of this company’s products and used my initial credentials to access all of them. Interestingly enough, all of those product’s sales pages were identical. Every single introductory video was covered by the exact same voices but using different fake names.
Moreover, all of those products cost $47 just like CBU 2.0, with hundreds of dollars of upsells behind the initial price, again just like CBU 2.0.
To me, it is pretty obvious that CBU 2.0 is not teaching about creating high-quality products that are going to help people solve their problems but rather creating high-quality, sneaky sales pitches which are going to trick people into wasting their money purchasing crappy products.
Personally, I am not up for such kinds of practices, but you could definitely make a lot of money online by employing them.
Wrapping it up
ClickBank University 2.0 is a high-quality product but still needs work. It’s definitely not a way that will deliver you money without putting in the time and effort yourself.
I want to mention yet once more that if you are interested in creating and selling your own digital products online, then joining ClickBank University 2.0, is most likely the best move. There is no risk after all since you can ask for your money back within 30 days after the purchase.
However, if you want to down the affiliate marketing path, Wealthy Affiliate is your place of interest. They have been teaching affiliate marketing since 2005 with great success. Wealthy Affiliate is FREE to join!
So, what do you think about ClickBank University 2.0? Do you believe that it is worth your time and money? Do you maybe have in mind a better similar platform?
Let us know in the comment below.
If you have any questions or need any further help or guidance from me, you could also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or even drop me a PM on my Wealthy Affiliate Profile.
Whatever the case, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
My best regards to you,