Today, I login my ClickBank account to choose an affiliate marketing product and want to write a review of it. Therefore, I go to the marketplace on ClickBank and choose the Affiliate Marketing niche under the E-business & E-marketing category. Then, I sort the results by popularity. As you can see from my screenshot below, the most popular affiliate marketing product is ClickBank University. You could click here to take a look of my review of ClickBank University 2.0. Following ClickBank University is another affiliate marketing product called “The 12 Minute Affiliate System”.
Did you hear about “12 Minute Affiliate System”? Do you know who is Devon Brown? No. OK, so you may ask what is the 12 Minute Affiliate System and who is Devon Brown? I did a little research about Devon Brown and his affiliate marketing system “12 Minute Affiliate System”. Devon Brown is an internet marketer and the owner of “12 Minute Affiliate System”. He claims his system is suitable for internet marketing newbies and intermediate marketers.
According to his sale page, 12 Minute Affiliate System is a simple plug-and-play system. A lot of essential elements for making money online are already done for you. Therefore, he said that by using his system, you could make money up to $460 per sale in online commissions very easily. “If you can order a pizza, you can make money with this system” is his slogan.
12 Minute Affiliate System is about helping you to earn commission by promoting Clickbank products. The promotional strategy that this system used is email marketing. Therefore, in this system, Devon Brown teaches you how to sign up a Clickbank account and an email autoresponder system account called Aweber which I’m also using it for my email marketing campaign. If you don’t know what email marketing is and want to get more details about email marketing, you could click here to take a look of my article about email marketing.
Meanwhile, this system only focuses on 3 niches which are Home Business, Weight Loss and Personal Development. In order to help you to build the email list, many sales funnels are already done for you within the system. Moreover, a series of email is also done for you within the system. You just need to insert the email series into your Aweber account and this autoresponder system will send emails to your list automatically. Furthermore, you don’t need to deal with the traffic to your sales funnel. It is because you just need to pay in the system and then the system will drive traffic to your sales funnel. Therefore, you could get traffic to your sales funnel very quickly.
Since I started my internet marketing journey in 2012 and purchased many training programs or systems, I personally don’t like “Done-For-You” systems. You could visit the “About Me” page to get more details about me. I think you can just learn nothing or very little in these done-for-you systems. Moreover, these done-for-you or plug-and-play system may make many sales but it doesn’t mean you can make a profit. Certainly, these systems may suitable for someone who just don’t care about learning but just focus on making sales.
Anyway, let’s take a look of this 12 Minute Affiliate System. In the following paragraphs, I will talk about its mechanism for making money online. I will also talk about its strengths and weaknesses. Finally, I will give my verdict on this system to see whether it is worth to purchase.
5 Steps To Make Money Online
- Find a product to promote
- Set up an email autoresponder
- Prepare promotional emails
- Setup sales funnel
- Get Traffic
This system will help you to deal with these 5 steps. For example, Devon Brown will tell you where to find products to promote and how to set up an email autoresponder. Moreover, since it is a so-called plug-and-play system, some steps are already done for you in the system. Actually, a series of emails, sales funnels and traffic are ready for you. You just need to link up the emails, sales funnel and traffic to your Aweber and Clickbank account. Then, you will start to make sales and earn commission. Now, I will give you more details about each steps in the following paragraphs.
Step 1: Find Products To Promote From Clickbank
The first step is to find products to promote from Clickbank. 12 Minute Affiliate System emphasizes on promoting Clickbank products. Nowadays, Clickbank is the best online marketplace with a lot of digital products in various categories. Therefore, the first step that you need to do is to sign up a Clickbank account.
After creating your Clickbank account, you will see there are different categories. Actually, you could choose your products on this marketplace from different categories. However, 12 Minute Affiliate System only focuses on 3 categories which are Home Business, Weight Loss and Personal Development. Therefore, if you want to have a better use of this system, you should select your products under these 3 categories.
Step 2: Set Up Your Email Autoresponder By Using Aweber
As I said above, the promotional strategy that this system used is email marketing. Therefore, an email autoresponder account is absolutely required. Inside the 2 Minute Affiliate System, you are introduced to sign up a paid email autoresponder called Aweber which I’m also using it for my email marketing campaign. An autoresponder is an essential tool for email marketing. It helps you to collect email addresses, manage your email lists and send out promotional emails automatically to your lists.
Of course, there are many free email autoresponders on the market but I really don’t know their qualities. I just have the experience to use Aweber as my autoresponder and so far I’m quite satisfied with this. Moreover, Aweber is a very popular autoresponder on the market with lots of awards. Therefore, I recommend you to follow the instructions in the 12 Minute Affiliate system to use Aweber as your email autoresponder. Meanwhile, the done-for-you sales funnels and email series are only suitable for Aweber account. Therefore, I think it is better to sign up an Aweber account so that you could plugin the sales funnel and email series from the system.
Step 3: Prepare Promotional Emails By Loading Templates
One of the most time-consuming procedure for an email marketing campaign is to write email series. Although you are just required to write a series of email once and then these emails will be sent out by your autoresponder automatically, you still need to spend a lot of time to write different content for every emails. Fortunately, the 12 Minute Affiliate System is already prepared 80 follow up emails for you. You just need to use the key that the system gave you to load these 80 email templates with your affiliate links into your Aweber account. As a result, you don’t need to spend a lot of time to write your own email series. You just need to plug-in the email templates or just adjust a bit as your own email series into your autoresponder. Then, your list will receive an email with your affiliate link automatically every day.
Step 4: Set Up A Done-For-You Sales Funnel
In order to bring your visitors to the sales page of the Clickbank product that you promoted and capture their email addresses, you need a web page for visitors to enter their email addresses. This system prepares 10 sets of done-for-you sales funnels which contain an opt in page and a bridge page for you to collect email addresses and bring your visitors to the sales page of your selected Clickbank product. After choosing your funnel template, you could make some adjustments to fit your need, host it on your 12 Minute Affiliate System account and publish it online.
This funnel consists of two pages which are an opt in page and a bridge page. An opt in page is used for visitors to enter their email addresses. When your visitors enter their email addresses, they will be directed to the bridge page. A Bridge page is a very good conversion booster that drive traffic to the sales page of your promoted Clickbank product. Actually, you don’t have to have a bridge page. You could direct your visitors to the sales page directly after they enter their email addresses. Therefore, there is an option in the system which you can skip the bridge page. Meanwhile, you’re already captured the email addresses of your visitors in the opt in page and your autoresponder will start to send emails to your visitors automatically.
Step 5: Get Traffic By Paying Money
The 12 Minute Affiliate System offers the fastest way to get traffic to your opt in page which is by paying money to buy traffic. This system offers solo ad traffic service and deals with top tier traffic such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. You just need to pay and the system will handle the rest. As I said, this system only focuses on 3 niches which are Home Business, Weight Loss and Personal Development. The starting price for getting traffic in the Home Business niche, the Personal Development niche and the Weight Loss niche are $99, $159 and $192 respectively. Moreover, it claims that it will send 90 to 100 visitors to your opt in page with the starting price. Usually, 20% to 25% of them will enter their email addresses.
Certainly, if you have more budget, you could buy more traffic to your opt in page. For example in the Home Business niche, you will get 175 to 199 visitors with paying $199. In the nutshell, the more you paid, the more traffic you’ll get. However, if you have limited budget and don’t want to buy traffic, you need to work on your own to get organic traffic to your opt in page. Luckily, there are some ebooks as bonus in the system which teach you how to get organic traffic. For example, you will learn how to use social media and videos to generate traffic to your opt in page. I think these techniques are useful for newbie or someone who are eager to learn.
Price Package: Basic & Gold Membership
There are 2 types of membership in the system which are Basic member and Gold member. For the Basic membership, you will pay $9.95 for the first 14 days and then $47 per month. As a Basic member, you are allowed to choose only 1 niche in the system. Therefore, you will only get the done-for-you sales funnel and pre-written emails for a particular niche. Meanwhile, for the Gold membership, you will also pay $9.95 for the first 14 days but then you need to pay $97 per month. However, you can choose all the 3 niches in the system. Therefore, you could use all the done-for-you sales funnels and pre-written emails for all the 3 niches.
On the other hand, there is a 60-day money back guarantee for this system. If you are not satisfied with this system, you could ask for a refund within 60 days.
My Verdict – Make Profits Rather Than Sales
Since this system emphasizes on paid traffic, I will immediately aware of the cost of the entire campaign. Let’s do some mathematics. The cost of the Basic membership of this system is $47 per month. The monthly cost of Aweber account is $19. The cheapest price for getting traffic is $99 in the Home Business niche, probably for a month. Therefore, the total cost for a month is about $47+$19+$99 = $165.
Now, you pay $99 to get 100 visitors and 25% of them will enter their email addresses. That means you get 25 potential customers. Then, how many of these 25 potential customers will be successfully converted and really purchase your promoted Clickbank product? Realistically speaking, 1% to 5% conversion rate is usual. OK, if you have a very good luck, let say your conversion rate is 10%. Therefore, about 3 people will really purchase your promoted Clickbank product. Meanwhile, most standard Clickbank products are about $50 and get around 50% commission. So, your commission is about $25 per sale. Therefore, you total commission earned in a month is about 3 x $25 = $75.
In the nutshell, your “net profit” in a month is $75-$165 = – $90.
I’m not sure I’m right or not. I just predict my profit in a realistic circumstance. I will emphasize on the real profit rather than the number of sales. Someone may be really lucky enough to get a very high opt in rate, very high conversion rate and successfully promote high-ticket Clickbank product with a high commission rate. You may really earn $460 per sale on commission. If you are the lucky one, you can certainly make a profit.
I think 12 Minute Affiliate System is suitable for someone with significant budget to buy traffic and who don’t want to spend too much time on writing emails and creating sales funnel. The done-for-you features are suitable for them. Moreover, this system may also suitable for newbie since they can still learn something from the system such as the introduction of Clickbank, the set up of Aweber, the concept of email marketing and the basic of paid traffic. However, they can’t learn some useful techniques in their affiliate marketing journey such as writing promotional emails, creating opt in page and getting organic traffic.
Moreover, this system only focuses on 3 niches. If you want to choose other niches, this system may not be useful for you. In the nutshell, I will not recommend 12 Minute Affiliate System for someone who focus on organic traffic. It is because you can just learn very little about organic traffic from the ebooks in the system. If you want to learn more knowledge and technique about affiliate marketing, those done-for-you systems are not suitable for you.
If you have any questions or comments about The 12 Minute Affiliate System, please feel free to share below. Meanwhile, if you want to learn more knowledge about affiliate marketing, please take a look of my review of my favorite training platform.