ClickBank University 2018 Review

clickbank university reviewClickBank is one of the biggest affiliate marketplaces when it comes to selling digital products and anyone that is familiar with affiliate marketing knows this. For years now, ClickBank  has been a well known platform for affiliate marketers and vendors. ClickBank University will teach you how to create your own products to sell online or how to
market the products of others with affiliate marketing.

clickbank university foundersClickBank University upgraded to 2.0 about 3 years after their launch in 2013. You can now create your own digital product and market it on ClickBank, all with the new useful tools of CBU 2.0. There are also courses to help and guide people when it comes to affiliate marketing.

The price might seem extreme, but if you consider the benefits of the product, it might just be worth your time, let us find out in this review.

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What about the cost?

$47 per month.
The upsale will cost an additional $594.

Detailed Overview 

ClickBank University 2.0. Includes the following:
  • The exclusive ClickBank University Community
  • Specially curated add-on trainings
  • Live events for a fraction of the price
  • Discounts on ClickBank’s favorite tools
  • Bi-weekly expert classes

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CBU Toolkit:  Social media tools, website domain, email service provider (ESP), etc. will be needed to run a successful online business. These tools are part of the CBU Toolkit, which you will need to pay extra for seeing as it is part of the upsale.

Essential services, tech providers and special deals are included in the toolkit along with starter guides, videos, checklists and how-to pdf's.

Traffic center:  The traffic center includes video tutorials teaching you how to generate unlimited traffic. It shows you exactly how to flood your own or someone else’s offers with traffic. 

clickbank university affiliate training8-week affiliate:  Your 8 Week Affiliate Track Instructor will be Adam Horwitz. Interesting fact about Adam, he made his first six figures when he was just 20 years of age.

This course will teach you how to promote the products on ClickBank as an affiliate. You will not create your own product but, promoting the products of other to earn affiliate commissions.

The 8 week Affiliate Track is great for those who Do Not want to create a website or product, have not generated loads of money online yet or those who just started making money online.

clickbank university vendor training12-week vendor class:  The training for vendors covers a lot of topics, such as how to create a digital product, or how to scale up your ClickBank business. Topics like how to create a sales funnel and how to create a customer avatar will also be discussed. There will also be other topics including, how to create a landing page/squeeze page, how to drive traffic to your landing page, how to get affiliates to promote your product and so much more.

There is a weekly Live Questions & Answers webinar, it gets recorded for later use, with Adam and Justin to help you answer any and all questions you might have.

Your 12-Week Publisher Track Instructor will be Justin Atlan. It will be discussed how Justin made his first millions. He will teach you methods on how to create and promote products that will be profitable.

Do you want to ratchet up your success to a higher level, do you want to leverage ClickBank’s gigantic affiliate network or do you want to run an information publishing business? If you do then ClickBank Publishing is for you.

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  • CBU has a 30 day money back guarantee for those who decide that the product is not for them.

  • CBU has a YouTube channel containing videos with useful information. The videos are high quality and provides insight on online marketing and how it works.
  • CBU holds weeks and weeks of lessons which are a mixture of over the shoulder videos and face to face videos.
  • ClickBank, created ClickBank Builder 2.0. Meaning you can customize your ClickBank Offers very easily.
  • The professionals can help the new members by using the active ClickBank Community.
  • Most of the training concludes around creating products, which differs from most of the other money making systems that I have reviewed.
  • The membership now includes a weekly Questions & Answers webinar to help you answer unanswered questions.

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  • The training focuses on ClickBank Builder, this means that you will need to purchase the Builder if you are are serious about making a success with the program.
  • Once you join you only have limited access to the video content. You get only a few to watch at a time before having to wait for the next one. This is with both the affiliate and vendor training. I am not patient and a fast learner, hate to wait for training when I have the ability and time to go "speedy", the reason why I list it as a con.
  • The lessons only include paid traffic, especially Facebook Ads. It does not cover much on free traffic, which includes search Engine Optimization (SEO). One already pays quite a bit for the training and tools, free methods of getting traffic should also be included as it will benefit both parties.  
  • When counting up all the payments needed, it can cost you +- $1000 a year. This does not even guarantee you results in a specific amount of time. This program should only be purchased if you are serious in making it work.
  • It is hard to move your website somewhere else once you have started with the Builder tool, because the this tool has certain aspects that can make your website look like a hot mess once you move it somewhere else. It is not that you can not move, it's just a lot of hard work seeing as you will need to basically redo everything once you move to make your website look appealing.

Bottom line...

CBU is a great choice if you want to sell your own products. The training for Vendors is not bad at all and I can see one making money if the lessons are followed with dedication. So, if you have a product that you want to sell online, this would be perfect. As for the affiliate training, not the best there is, if one wants to purchase just for that reason. I feel they can add more as affiliate marketing has loads of aspects that needs to be covered in order to be successful. To sum it up; If you want to become a successful Vendor, this is the program for you. If you want to be a thriving affiliate, I suggest looking at something a bit cheaper that covers all aspects like Wealthy Affiliate.

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You are a super star and made it all the way to the end of my review. Please be so kind to leave feedback in the form of a comment. Would love to hear about your experience with ClickBank University or your valuable opinion regarding the program.


  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. 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.

  4. 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' :-(

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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)

  8. 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.

  9. 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".

  10. 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.

  11. 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????

  12. 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.

  13. This was on point Christene. Thanks for sharing.I research everything before i make a purchase. Thanks for the info on CU. I will go the WA route.

  14. This was on point Christene. Thanks for sharing.I research everything before i make a purchase. Thanks for the info on CU. I will go the WA route.

    1. Thank you for the kind feedback, much appreciated.

      Yes, WA is currently the best place to learn all the basics as it includes methods to become successful with the general affiliate marketing concept. Not limited to only certain marketplaces.

  15. if i am a beginner , and i would like to learn just to be an affiliater, would this help me learn that? Would it also tell me what kind of toold to use? or is it just upsales of clickbank? As a beginner is this going to guid me correctly? or can you recommend me some thing else??

    1. Not the best place for a total beginner, as you will mostly just learn how to promote Clickbank products. Better to learn all the basics from the start to avoid confusion later on.

      Like always, I do recommend WA for beginners because it is easy to understand with a good support system. Feel free to have a look at my review:

    2. Baljit Dhillon15 June 2017 at 06:48

      Hi Christine, I am currently learning affiliate marketing on Udemy just to get a taste for it, but soon intend to move onto a bigger platform. I'm considering choosing between Clickbank University and Wealthy Affiliate, i'm only mainly interested in promoting products online and also in creating blogs and websites, so which is the ideal training program for newbies?

  16. Clinkbank University promised to refund my money if I was not satisfied with the program. THEY LIED! Not only did they refused to refund my money, they made an unauthorized payment on my credit card. Clinkbank bank misrepresented their product. They took money under false pretenses, which now becomes criminal! To me it is a form of internet fraud. I will be seeking both CIVIL AND CRIMINAL action against them.

  17. Very helpful. Thank you

  18. Hello Christene, nice article! I am trying to market my designs for Christian apparel and clickbank doesn't look like a good place after reading your review. is the website I'm working on. I'm trying to find a better way with minimal luck. All of these "fulfillment" places are nice in the fact that they make, ship, etc. ..the prices are just too much for me as I am only trying to sell the designs to fund a ministry to help the needy and the fulfillment places are just beyond what I want to do. I want to spread the good news and it's kinda hard to do that when a t-shirt has a price tag of over 20 bucks! IDK, been racking my brain for a long time trying to find a way...

  19. This is indeed very interesting


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