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Commission Blueprint Review
Date Added: 5/13/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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Company Name: Underground Affiliates, LLC.
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Commission Blueprint Description

The program, Commission Blueprint, is from two authors, Steven Clayton and Tim Godfrey. Steven Clayton was formerly a vice-president for a $5 billion fortune 500 company in Burlington, NC. His corporate position had given him an expertise in technology and marketing. He had started an Internet business in 3 years building affiliate projects and campaigns to the tune of spending $1,000,000 in Adwords this year alone.

Tim Godfrey is Steven’s partner and has 6 years of Internet marketing experience. He started his business in the gambling industry, running multiple affiliate sites. He has also been successful in the health and golf markets, lending him a wide range of experience.

Commission Blueprint Detailed Overview

This training program called Commission Blueprint is a program that teaches how to be successful with affiliate marketing and pay per click advertising with the main focus using a combination of Google Adwords and Clickbank.

The whole course is a set of 14 videos, which is taught by Steve Clayton. Steve starts off by explaining a little about his background and successes he had with his business partner Tim. Both have had success with their own Internet businesses prior to creating this product.

The videos start off with a long intro and then go into some basic tutorials that many Adwords and affiliate marketing courses teach you, like how to do start keyword research, how to buy a domain name, how to set up hosting and how to upload web pages to your site.

I’ve read numerous PPC and affiliate marketing guides, but most of them seem to be rehashed information filled with basic information on how to get set up. These guides usually teach you how to set up an Adwords account, write an ad, find affiliate products and create landing pages. Usually anybody with a couple of month’s experience in Internet Marketing should already know how to do all this. And if not, most of this information is available for free on Google’s site as well as resource sites.

So when I first started going through the videos, you can imagine my skepticism increasing as the minutes went by. But, I liked that he explained the overall blueprint of the program to help the viewer to get a sense of the process and what to expect in the first video. Everything seemed like your typical product except when I got to the third and fourth videos.

I found it interesting that Steven actually tries to go for the most popular selling products rather than finding a product in the middle ground. The problem with choosing Clickbank products to promote is that when the gravity (which is an indicator of how well the product is selling) is too high, there seems to be too much competition. But Steven’s philosophy is to choose a proven seller and out market your competitors.

He also had an interesting angle on doing keyword research. Rather than subscribing to a bunch of keyword research services that charge you on a monthly basis, he relies on free resources and simple cheap software to get the job done – and it seems like it works.

Also, the way he chooses which keywords to use in his campaigns is a little outside the box. Rather than trying to get a big list of random keywords, he actually does an analysis of the major buy keywords and has a formula for picking which ones to use. However, there is a downside to his method. His whole process for rolling out and testing products requires that you have a decent Adwords budget.

Although his strategy is solid, you need to be willing to risk some money if you want to get his program to work. You’ll probably have to spend at least $500-$1000 per month and with the profits, reinvest the money back in to your campaigns to leverage and build them further. While this product walks beginners through the whole process, it is not for beginners who do not have the money to spend.

Probably the biggest advantage this product has over other similar products is the fact that Steven provides a formula for which keywords to choose. He also has a formula for tweaking your Adwords campaigns to turn losers into winners, learning which campaigns to dump, knowing which ones to expand and how to manage your finances. All of this is done in a mathematical formula so this is a very scientific approach to using Adwords.

Overall, this is a great course for intermediates with even experts being able to benefit from the later videos. It may be for beginners who are willing to risk some money but overall not for total beginners new to Internet Marketing.

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Commission Blueprint Reputation

Here are the pros and cons of this training program:

Pros:

  • The whole course is very step-by-step with Steven walking you through every step of the process from getting a domain and setting up an Adwords campaign.
  • Steven’s keyword research process is very insightful and simple. He also gives you a way to calculate which keywords you should use in your campaigns.
  • The best part about this product is the whole formula for managing your finances and knowing which campaigns to test, expand, and dump.
  • The point of this product is to promote popular products, which if successful can result in higher returns than lesser known products.

Cons:

  • This product is not for people who are not willing to risk money or do not have an advertising budget.
  • While it helps beginners who want to give affiliate marketing a try, it is not for total beginners new to Internet marketing.
  • Some parts about managing finances and managing campaigns can get a little complicated.
  • It may not always be easy to promote products with high gravity in Clickbank as the competition can get fierce in PPC.

The product has been well-received with great reviews. The product costs $97, but is well worth it for the top notch production, 14 instructional videos (which totals to about 4 hours) and 3 manuals you get. It could’ve easily been repackaged as a physical product sold for 4-5 times that amount but it is being offered as a download. There is also a 60-day unconditional money back guarantee which is great, as this product may not be for everyone. In final, if you’re planning to focus on affiliate marketing and PPC or already doing have campaigns running, Commission Blueprint is a great product to learn from.

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Tiny profit

I have spent an entire week-end going through Commission Blueprint and all I can say is there is no fluff in this course. It's been professionally produced and I think they overdeliver. I can say that the 14 videos and the PDF files are presented very genuinely(not a lot of fluff). It took me some time to absorb all the information at first, but it was worth every single minute I invested. I think something that I really like about this course is the fact that Steven Clayton has a simple method that can be duplicated and remove the guess work by half. Very well done. To summarize, I would say Commission Blueprint is not a complete system for newbies(like me at that time)- some pieces of the puzzle are skated over. Though it gave me a very good start. At the end the only downside is they do not touch SEO, it is 100 per cent ppc, so I had to spend some money. I keep using their method to this day but not with clickbank products.
 
 


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avatar   by kirikou22 on February 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM CST

 
 
 
14 Sales.. First Month

Commission Blueprint 1 was a great product when it was first launched. I got it for free from an associate of mine and I watched all of the videos immediately because I wanted to see what all the hype was about. It took me a week to get through all of the videos because I was working on a lot of methods at that time. I have to admit that I was very impressed with it; there had never been a product like this at that time. Right after finishing the last video I implemented all that I could into a new ClickBank campaign. I picked a weight loss product and followed everything from the landing page video. I made 14 sales that month and that was one of the first large amounts of money I ever made online.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by johnkool on January 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM CST

 
 
 
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After I had heard from a friend about this product, I decided to do some research about it. As it turned out, it had an overall good rating, so I decided to buy it. Not only was it worth the money, I also made a profit! There were very clear instructions on what to do and how to do it. After I sold several eBooks, I was glad I bought it. A very good product.
 
 


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avatar   by jewfro on January 17, 2010 at 4:02 PM CST

 
 
 
Still worth buying

Commission Blueprint taught me everything I know about ClickBank. I actually bought CB two years ago and I still watch the videos from time to time even though I do not promote any ClickBank products anymore. I watch the videos because they relate to any niche and to advertising any type of product with any network. This is the reason why I love Commission Blueprint because I can implement everything I learned from it on practically anything. The landing and squeeze page video has always helped me pick which type of landing would be better for a certain type of offer. This same video also always helps me when I am placing banners on my sites because it tells me where to put them so that they get the most attention. Overall I think that Commission Blueprint is still worth buying.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by VanESA on January 16, 2010 at 3:05 PM CST

 
 
 
Best IM Product Of All Times

I have bought many IM products in the last couple of years, but none of them compare to the one and only truly best IM product, which is course is CB1. CB1 introduced me to the money potential that ClickBank had, it taught me things that I now use outside of CB and practically everywhere with every niche. I learned how to build websites that will sell my products and how to even do niche research. The keyword research video was probably my favorite along with the landing and squeeze page video. I learned about building thank you pages and building large newsletters by giving away something for free. Most of the stuff that I know now, I first learned it from CB1 and I really don’t think that there is any video course better than CB 1.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by AliciaStore on January 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM CST

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First Aff Sale

I did not personally purchase Commission Blueprint because I could not afford it, but my friend sent it to me because she thought that it would be very useful to me. As it turns out it was, I actually made my first dollar online with the techniques from CB. The first product I ever sold was a ClickBank Weight loss eBook. The commission I got for selling that eBook was $17 and I will always remember that because that was my first affiliate earning ever. I learned quite a bit from CB like how to build landings that would convert especially for CB products. I learned how to build a successful email campaign and how to advertise CB products through PCC.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Ashes on December 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM CST

 
 
 
Best IM Product

Commission Blueprint was and still is the best investment I ever made. I made the $97 that I spent on it within a day on ClickBank. There are 14 videos and a few PDFs, so it took me a couple of days to get through the entire course but it was full of new information at that time so it did not bore me. I learned a lot of tricks from CB like how to get your traffic to sign up to your newsletter by giving them something free. I also learned how to make landing pages that would convert and where to actually put my links. Among many other things this is where I learned about putting a picture of “myself” on my product page because that makes the traffic trust the product more. There is a lot of information in CB that can still be useful today, so if you have not bought it yet you definitely should.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Eddie on December 23, 2009 at 8:37 AM CST

 
 
 
Still a good product

CB is definitely on my top products list, I gathered the most information about selling ClickBank products from this product. First of all, I absolutely loved the video tutorials, even though they were a bit long they did not bore me because of how rich the information was. If I remember correctly there are like 14 videos and couple of PDFs like 5 or 6 and I went through it all in 24 hours. It was a lot of information to digest in such a short amount of time but I just couldn’t sleep without going through all the tutorials. My favorite video was the one on how to make your landing and squeeze pages; I learned how to make a newsletter from this video as well. There is a lot of competition on ClickBank now but I think that it is still worth it spending $97 for CB because this information can be implemented anywhere with any niche.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by nychris on December 21, 2009 at 11:41 AM CST

 
 
 
Blueprint is the Key

CB is one of my favorite products of all time. It has everything, videos, templates, choosing domain names, quality score, etc. I feel that they covered everything that someone starting out would want to know- except that maybe this isn't for beginners, strictly because of information overload.

There are 14 videos and I think around 5 pdf's so this is something that took me 3 days to digest as I repeated a lot of the videos.

If I had to start all over this would be the first product that I would re-study because of the flow of strategies. Everything is presented in a professional, easy manner, with no hype or unrealistic figures. The best part is that they use this system, a lot of clickbank products are authors just trying to have an army of affiliates make sales for them- not this product. Tim Godfrey & Steve Clayton left no stone unturned on this project- and I was glad to have it.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by GenesisMarketing on December 8, 2009 at 10:49 AM CST

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The Total Package

I purchased Commission Blueprint after reading many reviews. I figured this would be a great start to launching my Clickbank profits. The video series was very in-depth. Everything was covered in this product. They showed various methods of how to gain traffic as well as how to increase profits. Both free and paid methods were shown in this product. Although the paid methods seemed to produce more income. This was definitely not a newbie friendly product. You would have to be a little experienced with internet marketing to follow along in this series. Overall a great product.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by briward on August 21, 2009 at 12:21 AM CST

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Very thorough.

As the review states this is maybe a little advanced for newbies, but well worth the $97 price tag. I purchased this in January of '09 and couldn't be happier with it. The information contained in the videos is really good and the private forum is even better. Since the whole program is based around using AdWords you will need money to advertise. But this is also a good way to break into the AdWords scene as the techniques can be applied to products and services other than ClickBank.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by blujimbo on July 31, 2009 at 8:03 PM CST

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Commission Blueprint Review

I purchased the Commission Blueprint program, which is a membership with a recurring monthly fee.

Over the course of three months, I went through all of this material many times only to realize the program had been developed with a more experienced audience in mind. Someone with no internet marketing experience, like myself, would need to purchase another product to understand this one.

The videos presented by Steve Clayton, one of the program developers, were a top notch product.

I think the sales copy for this product was a bit deceptive and would like to see less of this in the industry.





 
 


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avatar   by freeatlast on July 12, 2009 at 3:08 PM CST

 
 
 
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