Thursday, August 06, 2009
Clickbank Pirate - Gold or Scam?
Veteran marketers Soren Jordansen and Cindy Battye have just released their highly anticipated ClickBank Pirate - a turnkey system for allegedly making massive Clickbank commissions on autopilot.
It sounds almost too good to be true. I've taken a trial run of the system for $4.95 for one month. Basically, what I received for that amount of money is access to lots of promotional material for two Clickbank products.
They have eliminated alot of the learning curve and done alot of the work for you.
They claim that:
* You don't have to sell anything
* You don't need to learn HTML or any other techy stuff
* You don't need to have your own website autoresponder, domain etc.
They claim that all you have to do is send some traffic to a squeeze page... sit back and count the Clickbank commissions ticking in.
Well, not exactly. Like I said, once you gain entry into the membership you can access promotional tools. Basically, you get two or three tweets for each product and a few emails that you can send out to your list. They also provide banner ads and forum signatures that you can use with affiliate links. The thing is that this is not that different from what you get from any self respecting Clickbank vendor. What they offer in addition, though, are free reports that you can tweet about and give to your prospective customers. They download the free reports, get on the Clickbank Pirate list and then, Sorden and Cindy promote other products to these people, for which you get the commissions. Basically, you are driving traffic to them and helping build their list and in return you receive commissions.
I take exception to them saying that you don't need an autoresponder. Well, if I didn't have an autoresponder - to whom exactly would I send out the emails they provide?
They do provide you with a blog which includes the hosting. So, for someone who doesn't already have a blog this can be very helpful.
It may be worth your while to check out Clickbank Pirate. I'm not entirely sure about it yet myself. I have to see how things develop. But for $5 I really had nothing to lose.