The world’s largest Clickbank affiliate has finally launched his own course called Commission Hero which is a $997 package that claims to show you how to make money with affiliate marketing and replicate similar success.
Commission Hero claims to show you how to make your first $1,000 per day using Clickbank using various strategies. I have to question why a bloke who claims to make $920,000 per month from CB affiliate offers needs to launch a course for $997.. that includes live training.. something doesn’t quite add up there.
This course is very similar to other Clickbank affiliate courses such as Quit 9 to 5 and Profit Engine
I came across his course when I saw Robby Blanchard posting his Clickbank screenshots in most of the affiliate marketing and Facebook ad groups offering free advice, where he drops his outrageous Clickbank figures which were averaging $35,000 per day.
The problem is, he never shows the actual retention rate, you know, those figures that show how much he made after refunds. I’ve used Clickbank before and refund rates can be as high as 50%.. you don’t get a mention about that.
Here’s an sample from my own ‘Transactions’ the only page that really matters.
Don’t let an affiliate marketer show you his or her Clickbank dashboard.
We also don’t know the cost of his traffic. Anyone can run paid traffic to a gateway page and then a Clickbank offer but how much does it actually cost to get a customer? That 920k per month he claims to make might not be anywhere near the net profit.
You’ve seen the posts of businesses doing 5 million dollars in sales but losing money.
This course focuses on running Facebook ads to gateway pages and then offloading your traffic to Clickbank affiliate offers. It’s important to note you can’t send traffic directly from your ads to affiliate offers. You need to warm up your traffic with a compelling offer or blog post before redirecting them.
Who is Robby Blanchard?
Robby claims to be the world’s number one Clickbank affiliate with monthly sales of over $920,000. He’s shared screenshots of the CB leaderboard which do confirm this claim and his IG is full of the claim too.
He makes money running traffic from Facebook to gateway pages and then onto Clickbank. Personally I’ve never seen such an ad pop up on my news feed for a Clickbank offer and given that volume of sales I’d have expected to see something.
He also owns physical businesses in the cross fit niche as well as a keen golfer and traveler. There’s no overhyped photos like we’ve come to expect from affiliate courses.
Commission Hero Review
The sales page really does try to sell the dream of working once and making money for life with the concept of affiliate marketing. Making money 24/7/365 is something Robby want’s you to achieve and he claims by following his course you can get there.
I’d make sure you look at the actual content you’re getting access too rather than the overhyped sales pitch that clearly someone else has crafted.
You get access to the following content in Commission Hero:
- Ready made landing pages
- 20+ proven to work ad images
- Facebook Super Profits Training System
- Hours upon hours of content
- Access to his private coaching group
- Bonus 1: Live training with Robby
- Bonus 2: Rolodex of contacts
- Bonus 3: Ad account training.
You can already tell you’re not really getting access to much content for $997. Everyone who bought the course is going to be using the same landing pages and proven image ads alongside the same training modules for running traffic to those offers.
I read online somewhere that Robby also shares winning products to promote which will also saturate any chance of making money from similar offers.
The one pro is you are learning from the #1 affiliate on Clickbank but I’m not sure why you’d launch a course for such a low price if you’re making over 50k per day from doing, well.. as Robby puts it.. nothing.
The course is very similar to another course recently launched called Profit Engine. Maybe the owners are friends or maybe he simply copied the content from that course into his own, who knows.
Why I Hate Clickbank Affiliate Offers
I’ve been there, done that. I’ve used Clickbank and it’s a piss poor platform for affiliate marketers. The main reason is customers can request their own refunds and will get them 100% of the time direct from Clickbank.
The problem is Clickbank takes the customers credit card and processes payments. They hate chargebacks and have to deal with the fees imposed on them by their backend provider and will do everything they can to make the customer happy.
The problem as an affiliate is you don’t know why that customer wanted a refund. Was the product you’re promoting really that bad? Did the vendor not reply to their concerns? or has the product not been updated for years?
Many customers know the Clickbank refund loop hole and will simply buy a product, download it and then request their no obligation refund. They do this many times and get away with it everytime.
Now you as the affiliate might make $1,000 per day but 7 days later when refunds come through thick and fast you quickly start to see your commissions drop. If you’ve paid for traffic from social media you’re the one footing the bill.
The best bit is that Clickbank can actually remove you as an affiliate if your refund rate becomes too high. I’ve seen affiliates working on a 50% refund rate.
So is the problem Clickbank’s shoddy offers or shady marketers? You decide.
Robby’s course offers an unusual 12 month success refund policy. This means you must wait 12 months to actually apply for the refund. If that’s not the biggest red flag in this course then I don’t know what is. His business could simply disappear next year and you’ll never see your money again. Likewise you’ll need to show a full 12 months of effort to quality for the refund.
I’ve never seen a refund policy like this, ever.
Before you rush out an buy a course such as Commission Hero for $997 you really need to factor in the additional costs such as running Facebook ads, creating content, setting up and working with Clickbank and dealing with refunds and chargebacks.
You definitely can’t buy this course and expect to make $1,000 per day without spending a dime on traffic. I’d say you need to budget atleast $500-$1000 to learn the process and even then you might make no money at all.
The refund policy stinks too.
Personally, learning to promote Clickbank offers is a fairly obsolete method and there are far better affiliate marketing techniques out there including content marketing and social sharing.
You can write content yourself and get started for free with content marketing. You could also checkout fully fledged courses such as Savage Affiliates that offer lots of content on a whole range of affiliate techniques.
Lastly it’s it ironic that his own course doesn’t use Clickbank? Probably because it’s so easy to get a refund as I mentioned earlier.
I’d avoid the overhyped course, Commission Hero.
Last Updated on June 1, 2019 by Rhys Dale
Rhys is the owner and chief editor at Im Rhys and is living in Chisinau, Moldova. With over 15 years experience in eCommerce and Affiliate Marketing he has started many successful 6 and 7 figure businesses. After successes with USA and China dropshipping, he expanded into building 70+ micro affiliate websites in 30 different niches that generate money on autopilot. He now helps his wife to run her social media agency as well as travelling the world at every opportunity.