ClickBank University Review

Updated: March 5, 2019
by Joe Garcia

If you have heard about ClickBank University and are wondering what it is all about, then you are already on the right track. "Clickbank" is one of the largest and most popular affiliate networks. Firstly I suggest that you join Clickbank if you haven't already, because it's totally free. But Clickbank University is not free, it is a training community that helps you to achieve success as a vendor and/or affiliate. 

However, how good is this platform in all reality? Is it worth your time and resources, or is it just a scam? This is what I am going to help you understand, as online products and marketing are the future and having a platform that would help you with it is what you need. Let’s take a look into what ClickBank University is.

Clickbank University 2.0 Review

What is Click Bank University?

The platform offers a training course that is run by two tutors, Justin Atland and Adam Horwitz. First affiliate marketing training by Adam is spread across eight weeks. Then vendor training by Justin is spread across 12 weeks. Plus bi-weekly expert classes, tips and advice shared by successful people who are living the dream. The course costs $47 per month.

Training Course

The course includes over 200 training videos, and the first focus of these videos is on how to equip you with creating your own informational products. These products can be promoted to various affiliate marketers on Clickbank website. Along with this, the other videos will train you on how to become an affiliate marketer yourself. 

Since there are not many courses out there that are focused on helping you with creating your affiliate products, this is extremely useful for many of us. Nor are there many effective and successful training on how to become an affiliate marketer. Thus, this is something of interest. As not only would you get the training and information to create your own informational or digital product, but you would also be trained on how to sell it. 

The most impressive part is the platform to assist people with creating digital products which they can sell online to their customers. These digital products can be anything from eBooks to training videos, videos for online classes and courses and so on. These digital products can cover any topic and subject that is out there. From cooking to singing and dancing, learning a new art, to anything related to fashion and interior designing to pet care and training, or regarding self grooming and development. There are unlimited topics that can be covered through this platform. 

ClickBank University Builder

The ClickBank Builder is an option and it will cost $594 in total (payment by 2 installments x $297), which comes with its own builder for your website, which might seem like a lot to pay for. Because after all, you can create your own website for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.

However, you need to understand that you are not paying for developing a website only. The course is ideal for newcomers, who are focused on selling their digital product, as the builder is already tested and developed specifically for this purpose. If this was not enough, it even effortlessly allows you to sell your product on CLickbank.

The catch here is that you will have to $47 every month and continue to be a member of the ClickBank University if you want to continue using this builder. This is mostly because Clickbank has its own exclusive web-hosting, which is used for all the websites built on this builder.

If you cannot afford to pay so much at a time, it also allows you to pay in 7 installments (7 x $97) but the total cost will be a lot higher, being $679. You will not have to pay for any subsequent maintenance costs therefore the longer you stay as ClickBank University, the more beneficial for you. It may seem like a lot of money but it is all about online business. If you look at the cost of running a brick and mortar business and compare, there is no involvement of physical supply or premises cost, as a business overhead it will work out way cheaper and can possibly be more profitable. 

Key features of the Course

Some of the key features of this course are discussed for your benefit.

  • Find the product you want to create and sell
  • Create an avatar for your Clickbank seller
  • Create and set a landing page
  • Learn how to create video sales letters
  • Test and finalize your product and set it on Clickbank
  • Split the testing performance of your sales page
  • Understand how to scale and outsource the management

ClickBank University Criticism

Some people criticize ClickBank University for not providing enough affiliate training, therefore it will be only worth it if you a willing to sell your own products. I do not agree because affiliates are just affiliates, they promote someone else's products and they'll never have their own brands. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying it's bad. Affiliate marketing is just one way to make money.

However if you think about your long term plan and you are willing to build your own brand, what ClickBank University teaches you will become essential. This opportunity will kill two birds with one stone from the very early stage, you will learn to grow an audience who will look up to what you do.

User Statistical Data

User Statistical Data
  • Age: As you can see from the diagram above, there is no particular age group in ClickBank university users. It includes many teenage users as well as over 65.
  • Top locations: Majority of users are from USA (65.67%). Others are mostly from English-speaking countries including UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa and India.
  • Gender: 63.6% of the users are male, 36.4% are female.
  • Device: Desktop users 79.31%, mobile users 15.91% and tablet users 4.78%. It shows that you can log on to ClickBank University wherever you are, while commuting or anywhere away from home.

Pros of ClickBank University

  • The course is very beneficial for new comers, specifically those looking for a course on how to develop your digital product.
  • The videos of the training are user friendly and easily understood.
  • Training videos are in high quality, which makes them interesting to watch.
  • The course comes with its own builder for the site for extra fee.
  • It enables you to build an affiliate site through this platform.
  • You can have access to webinars and forum for any sort of support.

Cons of ClickBank University

  • The affiliate marketer training is not as advanced as it should be.
  • The forum is nice but not as personable as some of the groups that you can join on Facebook or other platforms.
  • The first three weeks of material is very easy to go through. However, you cannot access further material without submitting a ticket.
  • For some online marketers, the beginning of the course can be a little too easy.
  • Webinars are not very helpful or informational from the perspective of overall digital marketing.
  • It does not answer questions such as why some products sell well, while others don't.
  • As a seller you will only be successful by using this model if you make an amazing product. If not you won't be able to do much.

Final Thoughts

The course is amazing for newcomers, but if you have any experience with digital marketing or affiliate marketing, this may not be the one for you. Though you might learn a lot of new techniques through the training course, in all reality, it will keep costing you money. You will be advised to monitor your progress against time.

It does offer a variety of information on how to create different types of informational products. The top ranking products are those on woodworking and a hacking course for how to recharge batter. These are not the most conventional digital products, but they are the high ranked ones. So if you want to create a product which will generate you an income, you will need to do some research and spend a lot of time on this.

There is no exact formula on how to create a product that will be a success. That is not the purpose of the course; rather it is aimed at helping to create an informational product, which might become a success. 

About the author 

Joe Garcia

An adventurer who is self-starting, quick to learn, and well organized. It is my privilege to work with Ray Alexander as his assistant. I occasionally write for this website on various work-from-home business topics, with Ray's help as I am still learning English. Originally from Spain, I now live in the UK.

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  1. Hello Joe. I looked at your review and learned Clickbank University is good but not best.
    I like to receive training slowly because I don’t understand many things so quickly.
    But if I learn slowly it cost me too much for me.
    This year I would like to learn affiliate marketing more seriously. So thank you for support.
    From Jun

    1. Thank you for your comment, Jun. Ray can teach you how to start affiliate marketing. I have passed on the message. Good luck.

  2. Hi Joe, thank you for your review. It’s very informative and helped me to decide if I should try Clickbank University or not. From what you say it does not look like it’s something I want to take because I don’t have anything that I can sell and I will not be for a long time. If I was to pay a monthly fee I would not want to make use of my fee some months and waste my fee other months. Thank you for your advice. Cecilia

    1. Hi Cecilia, thanks for your comment. It’s great to hear your opinion. Although the quality of training is promising, CBU is not tailored for a particular type of people (affiliates), it’s not for everybody. Thank you.

  3. Hi, looks like what everyone is saying that you cannot learn at their own pace, which seems to be the worst problem. Also most people want to pursue their online career either by selling their own product or as an affiliate, not both. However the university course includes both. Half of the course will be a waste for most of the students. I doubt this is very useful. Thanks.

    1. Hi Anis, yes it seems to be. But if you put it in a different way, it teaches you both ways and gives you the potential to become an all-rounder in marketing. So I don’t see it as a bad thing. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Hey Joe, I’ve tried CB university, it wasn’t so good. You’d better stick to your Wealthy Affiliate, it offers much more with hundreds of trainings, while CB only offers like a handful. Too many waiting times too. Waste a lot of money & time before you can do something. Selling stuff’s not that easy. I’ve been there. Give me your link when you can.

    1. Hi Ben, thanks for your comment. It’s useful to hear that you didn’t find CBU so useful. I’ve never tried it myself but yes I think I’ll stick to WA 🙂 (I don’t think Joe is though). Thanks for your input, we appreciate it.

  5. Hi, good review. I make a lot of commissions from Clickbank but I didn’t think about joining the university purely because it looks like it’s targeted to new internet marketers. It looks like I was right after I read your review. There may be some things I could learn from it, but it costs a little too much to take a risk. Thanks for the review.

    1. Hi Sanjay, thanks for your comment. It’s great to hear that you have good success with Clickbank products. Clickbank University is proven to provide a good training platform as well as a web hosting. But we agree with you, for someone who already is successful just like you, and already have a website has no reason why they should switch to CBU. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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