ClickBank University Review - Scam or Not?

Date: 2015/02

Are you new to ClickBank or looking for a method to make money online? ClickBank University claims that it will teach you how to become a successful ClickBank Vendor or Affiliate. With this review, we will have a closer look at the program and help you to decide if it is worth joining or not.

What is ClickBank?

Clickbank University Review

ClickBank is one of the largest affiliate marketing networks for digital products like software, eBooks and memberships. Feel free to Read more about ClickBank.

What is ClickBank University all about?

It is a training platform that teaches people how to become a successful affiliate or Vendor with ClickBank. You have two options, learn how to sell your own products on ClickBank or how to promote products via affiliate marketing.

In other words, If you are an expert on a certain topic and want to make money with your knowledge, CBU will teach you how to become a successful Vendor. Do not want to create a product? The affiliate side will teach you how to sell ClickBank products successfully and earn commissions doing so.

The training goes over topics like:

  • How to market your product.
  • How to get affiliates that will sell your product for you.
  • Turning your knowledge into an informational product that will sell on ClickBank.
  • How to create your website and sales pages for your product.
  • Training on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (Pay Per Click), list building, Joint Ventures and so forth.

The majority of training is in video format with some PDF guides available.

Who does ClickBank University intend for?

  • For people who want to earn money online full time or part time.
  • People who want to be successful as Vendors/Affiliates on ClickBank.
  • For those who wants to turn their knowledge or skill into a profitable product that sells.
  • Preferably for persons over the age of 16
  • Basic computer skills are needed like knowledge about working with the internet, browsers, fluent in English and so forth.

The founders of ClickBank University are?

Clickbank university founders

What does it cost to join?

$47 billed monthly

$1 trial available for a week (Does not include all the training)

Any upsales?
To get everything like the bonuses, website builder and affiliate marketing training you will unfortunately have to cough up more money.

Upsale 1 - $297/Year – Website builder from ClickBank

Upsale 2 - $97/Once off payment - The Advanced master class. 

Product Overview

Orientation - You will be encouraged to set up your ClickBank university profile. Justin and Adam share their marketing story and give some advice on getting started.

Class sign-up - In this section you can sign up for live weekly classes were questions get answered by the owners.

Site builder – This section will help you to create high converting sales, thank you, upsell and JV pages. You can also create your own membership site. Very useful indeed, many marketers hit a snag when it comes to creating their pages, this feature makes it much easier to overcome the obstacle of finding hosting, a website creator and a designer.

Beginners – Step by step training videos that will teach you how to create your product. It also includes modules like your first product, upsales, packaging, how to convert visitors into buyers, selling pages, funnels, pricing, and so forth. You will also be guided to the next steps that needs to be followed.

Advanced – Like the name says, this is a more advanced training that focuses on: How to turn traffic into sales, How to turn visitors into subscribers, spit testing, conversions, advance selling tactics, JV partnerships, outsourcing, list management, paid advertising, mobile optimization and so forth.

Affiliates - In this section of CBU, you will learn how to become an Affiliate Marketer and make commissions by promoting other people’s ClickBank products. This section includes the following modules: Building a squeeze page, List building, managing your list and driving targeted traffic, capturing emails, video promoting and so forth.

Community - This section of CBU is a place where all members can talk, share info and tips or create JV’s. Serves as a good support structure.

University Talks – Place where Successful ClickBank Vendors and affiliates share their knowledge and techniques. Bi-weekly live video coaching with a database of recorded webinars.

  • Lots of high end tools and training to help you be successful with ClickBank.
  • Websites are user friendly and easy to navigate.
  • Both ClickBank product marketers and product creators can benefit.
  • Justin and Adam are both active with the program, unlike some products with the absence of the creators.
  • Live weekly seminars with the industry experts.
  • Discounts for yearly subscribed members.

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  • Videos are set in a format that will help you to stay on track. However, some are locked and this is a bit of a setback for those who learn and move quickly. Weekly limitations on the number of lessons.
  • You will only learn how to sell ClickBank products. No training for physical products.
  • The program lacks in advanced SEO training. However, I am sure as time pass by, they will add more training.
  • ClickBank University is pricy compared to other related platforms if you only intent to use the training for affiliate marketing.

Questions and answers

Is the platform International?

Yes, you can use and make money with ClickBank no matter where you are as long as you have a valid payment processor.

Any guarantee?

ClickBank University offers a 60 day money back guarantee from the date of purchase.

Clickbank University guarantee

Mobile Friendly?

Yes, the platform is mobile friendly, but, not suggested because you will do a lot of work that would be better handled by a computer.

The Verdict – Scam or Not?

ClickBank University is not a scam or just another cheap product that promises the world without delivering. Many people who implement the training and use the tools to their full advantage had seen great results with the platform. In the past it was hard to become a successful ClickBank Vendor and this platform helps people to avoid all the common pitfalls and failures when it comes to selling your own digital product(s).

So why do we see negativity regarding ClickBank University online?

This is not for everyone and if you have no desire to create your own product(s) and make money selling them, then it would be pointless to buy it.

This program works very well, but you need to be willing to pay those upsales if you want all the training you can get to be able to make money online faster. Many sign up for the basic $47 plan and do not have access to the advanced training that is needed to move forward. Thus, they do not see results and feel that they have been scammed. Again, if you want to move forward and feel serious about the business, you will have to upgrade at some point.

This is absolutely NOT a “get rich quick and retire on a beach” type of program. It takes hard work and complete dedication to get successful and earn a substantial amount of money. You will most likely go through a lot of trial and error before you see results.

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  1. Good review for once...
    thank you

  2. From my own experience at CBU, I agree with you. It's certainly not a scam. However, I'm not sure it's the best training and support available. What do you think about Wealthy Affiliate?

    1. Hi Dave.

      Yes, CBU is not for everyone, especially those that does not want to create their own products and go through all the trouble testing one method after another for a slight change of success.

      Wealthy Affiliate is the complete opposite of Clickbank University. The platform teaches members how to make money with their own websites. Meaning, you learn how to create a site on a topic that you love and then generate an income via selling affiliate products, advertising space or if you have one, your own product. Much easier and doable, still hard work and dedication, but more realistic.

      You can read my full WA review if interested and do not hesitate to shout if you have any questions, will do my best to assist.

  3. I am really glad that you share this important information with us, it’s really important that we share this type of scams info publicly and because of this everyone aware of these scams and fraudsters. Problem is everybody wants to make money in an easy way and that is the biggest reason to fall for these scams and the senior citizens are the best and easy target for these scammers. These scammers wants only and only your money because this is one of the easiest way to make money. You work your whole life and make money by doing lots of hard work and sacrifices and they just took all of it within one night and banished.
    There is only one way to secure yourself that never share your account or important document info with a stranger and don’t fall for fake and unbelievable schemes.
    Be aware.

  4. hey thanks for the review.. but there is something i didn't understand . is CBU focusing only for vendors.. which to make a product and to sell it ? what about to sell other products ? so if i wanna be an affilliate only, CBU is not good for me ?

    1. CBU does teach the basics about selling other CLICKBANK products, but that information is not worth the price tag because there are hundreds of other programs that covers affiliate marketing in much more detail for the same cost or even less. So yes, CBU is more geared towards those who wants to create their own products and sell them on ClickBank.

    2. First of all, thank you for the very useful information¡
      Just one question about this, could you please recommend one or more of those programs ("there are hundreds of other programs that covers affiliate marketing in much more detail for the same cost or even less")?

      It'd be of great help just like the rest of your blog.

    3. I recommend Wealthy Affiliate if you want to learn all there is to know about Affiliate Marketing. The training is basic and easy to understand, meaning, a complete newbie will grasp quickly. In addition, the support system is above outstanding with a live chat, active community, questions and answers section and so forth. Good place to start.

      I am against programs that force people to pay a fee before they can test the service to see if it will work for them or not. WA is one of few that also offers a free subscription, the reason why they are on my top recommended list.

      Program is well over 10 years old, meaning, it is a trusted training site that will not just collect money and then dissapear.

      Feel free to have a look at my review and please do not hesitate to shout if you have questions.

  5. The main issue *I* have seen is with Clickbank itself (not the educational university program): Many offers that are in Clickbank's list of affiliates can be considered 'scams': They are either outdated, old, a real scam, misleading etc. Clickbank does little to get rid of the 'foul players'.
    My conclusion after a fair amount of promotion to any of these offers: 'Another poor, outdated product' :-(

  6. Thank you Christene for this review on ClickBank University. It has helped me to gain more insight into ClickBank University and what the costs are as well as the upsells one can expect. I wonder if they did away with the upsells if they would have more business, more students sign up. I have a few questions:
    1. What are JV pages?
    2. I heard that ClickBank did away with the 1 week trial period of $1.00. Do they still have it or did that get taken away?
    3. One thing that I know Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Project offers is the chance for more senior veteran members to create their own training to help other members of WA thus filling in some of the learning gaps and provide members a different style of learning because not all us learn the same way. Does ClickBank University offer that as well?
    4. Does ClickBank University have a LiveChat where you can get immediate help?

    Thank you again!

  7. really good article.... but the same procedure followed by millionaire society long before.... but it will not going to work for all. NO USE

  8. good work,where do you find time for all this review?

    1. Thank you, you are too kind. Yes, time, not always a lot of it, that is why I have late nights (smile)

  9. I think there is a different advantage that this click-bank university could give to different marketer's online. Well, if some people say that it was a spam, maybe they have some bad experienced in using this click back university.

  10. Hawe 200 fromm This 250 Dolars :) got post

  11. hey im struggling to link to clickbank university for their affiliate promotion programme. Any help would be great! Thanks

  12. The reason I looked for a review of Click bank university 2.0 is because of the testimonials on the sales page. One is from "Ronnie Biggs" the notorious Great Train Robber. Another is from "Joe Bloggs" an acronym for no one in particular.
    This makes the owners of this product and the product itself questionable to say the least. I have emailed them but no reply so far. Although this might not be a scam it certainly is a foolish mistake to male by self professed "experts".

    1. Sadly, you will not get a reply or it will take some time. Like most programs, the support falls a little short.

  13. I am really glad that you share this important information with us, it’s really important that we share this type of scams info publicly and because of this everyone aware of these scams and fraudsters. Problem is everybody wants to make money in an easy way and that is the biggest reason to fall for these scams and the senior citizens are the best and easy target for these scammers. These scammers wants only and only your money because this is one of the easiest way to make money. You work your whole life and make money by doing lots of hard work and sacrifices and they just took all of it within one night and banished.
    There is only one way to secure yourself that never share your account or important document info with a stranger and don’t fall for fake and unbelievable schemes.

    1. Thank you Michael

      I agree, only ones that get rich quick, are the scammers. So many people that desire quick money without working too hard. Actually, common sense, if indeed it was possible to earn millions by just clicking a few buttons, we would've had no one left to do actual jobs because everyone would sit on a beach somewhere just clicking a few buttons each day.

      To build an honest online business requires lots of learning, dedication and hard work! Nothing worth having in life comes cheap, it comes from working hard to get it. Sadly, senior citizens already had a lifetime of working hard and still falls short financially, making them the perfect targets. Truly heartbreaking to see them spend their money on hope and dreams.

  14. The thing that irritates me the most about all of these sites now is this trend of presenting an offer, you take hours, days, and weeks to evaluate it. You finally decide to go for it and bam you find out it's just an introductory offer. You've spent money and now you're hit with an upsell and then another and possibly another before you're allowed in. It's enough to turn you completely off from moving forward. Is this the only way to make money? Sell a product with fake prices on the front end????

  15. Welcome to the world of internet marketing Charles. More smoke and mirrors than actual useful information that will lead one in the right direction. When you see a bunch of upsell's, run for it!

    Good news, this is not the only way to make money, this is only the best way to get scammed. Millions of people are working hard the legitimate way and earning money on a daily basis, some even get rich doing it.

    Many ways to build a successful online business and sell legitimate products. Most successful method would be to build your own niche website and sell products with a good reputation like Amazon's products as an example. Obviously, you will have to learn the basics about marketing and website development, but that is not nearly as complicated as trying to work with the scams.

    To sum it up, you pick a good niche (topic), create a website about it, add good content, a good product, drive traffic and make sales. Obviously, like many good things in life, success will only be achieved by hard work and patience, but it is doable without breaking the bank.

    Have an awesome day!

  16. Hi Christene, thanks so much for the review- exactly how and what do I do if I just want to be an affiliate marketer for promoting OTHER peoples products on clickbank to make an income online from home? I don't have a website, etc.. just don't know how to do this or what to do but Im motivated to do it and try to earn some income - pls advise thank you


    1. Would be better to learn website development, prior to anything else Bill. Your own website will enable you to do many things and it will be your "online space" where people can find you or your ideas.

      Let's say for instance you like dogs. You will then create a website about "dog care for German Shepard" and share all kinds of tips and advice on your blog. Within Clickbank, you will find digital products about German shepherds and recommend these on your website. To get traffic, you can use YouTube, Social media and so forth. Obviously, a bit of learning to know how to build a site, do keyword research and so forth, but doable if you work hard at it.

      I do recommend starting with a program that will teach you website development like WA to get you started. Once you have finished the training, you can cancel and work on your own steam with little investment. Crucial to know the basics first, otherwise you will end up running in circles and spend too much.

      I recommend WA as a training website because they are in this industry for more than 10 years and reliable. In addition, there is a free option that will not expire, all the basic training along with 2 websites to practice on. Feel free to have a look at my review and do not hesitate to shout if you have more questions.


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