I’ve been hearing a lot recently about Michael Cheney on Facebook and on other places, so I decided to get one of his products and check it out. Let me be clear: This is NOT a review of 7 Figure Franchise, Commission Black Ops, or any of Michael Cheney’s many other products, including those that are part of the upsell funnel of Commissionology. I have not yet bought them, though I plan on doing so and reviewing them in the future. This review is about Commissionology itself.
So let’s get into this Commissionology.org review.
Commissionology – What Does It Claim?
If you visit the Commissionology.org sales page, you’ll see a big headline stating, “The Only Way Left for the Little Guy to Get Rich”.
Michael goes on to explain that affiliate marketing isn’t that easy to be successful in, but he developed a system that lets anyone make money online. All you need to do is copy and paste some stuff online, without a list, without a website, and without paying for ads.
I Bought Commissionology – What Is It About?
So I bought Commissionology. There are basically two parts of the system:
Part 1: Email swipes that you can use to promote certain JVZoo products (some of which Michael himself owns).
Part 2. Training on How to Get Free Traffic
The Email Swipes
The email swipes are over 450 emails that are expertly written and which you can use to promote certain JVZoo products to your email list. Every month, you’ll get access to 45+ more new email swipes.
These email swipes can only be used if you are an active member of Commissionology. It costs $27 a month, and if you cancel, you are not allowed to use it. This is strictly enforced by Michael’s DMCA lawyers.
If you joined Commissionology, you’re guaranteed to be approved for promoting Michael’s own products. As for the products by the other owners, you are not 100 percent guaranteed but you have a very good chance.
The Free Traffic Training
The free traffic training has a number of videos and an ebook on how to get traffic from various sources, such as Twitter, viral blogging, Youtube, and by doing forum marketing.
Michael’s main traffic training, though, is a method that he and many of his students use successfully. This involves getting traffic through Facebook network marketing. Basically, you become friends with dozens of other marketers on Facebook. You then become active on Facebook, post helpful stuff, and also post promotions. He also teaches some cool tricks for getting more views on Facebook.
There is a short video on this, and there is also a 90-minute orientation video on how to get free traffic.
Now, I already knew about this method, so I wasn’t so impressed. But if you’ve never heard of this method, it does open a whole new door if you do it successfully. I actually heard about this method first on a webinar that Michael ran and it opened up my eyes to a whole new world, so thank you Michael 🙂
My Problems With Commissionology
Michael claims that you don’t need a list; all you need to do is copy and paste. The sales page implies that many people made money by copying and pasting without a list and with no money. But if you don’t have a list, how are you going to copy and paste the email swipes? What are you going to do with them? You can pay for solo ads, but the sales page seems to imply that you don’t need a list and you won’t need to pay for ads.
Yes, there’s the free Facebook traffic method, but that doesn’t have anything to do with copying and pasting. They are two totally separate things. Sure, you can copy and paste the emails into Facebook, but that’s kind of spammy and won’t work as well; they’re meant to be emails. Maybe you can use Facebook to build your list, but that’s another thing entirely.
My main problem with Commissionology is that you have to pay a monthly fee in order to get email swipes to promote products. Say that again? I should pay in order to promote your products?
Sure, you’ll get his own swipes for third-party products, but still. Just go to Clickbank and any product worth its grain in salt will have free email swipes that you can use to promote their products. Almost every high-gravity product in the internet marketing niche on Clickbank has multiple free email swipes you can use. Nobody makes you pay for them.
Not only that, but you have to continue paying $27 a month, or over $300 a year, just to be able to use these swipes. He even has a team of lawyers to enforce this. I would personally keep an $300+ a year and promote products that give me free swipes instead.
So, Is Commisionology Legit or a Scam? Can It Really Be True?
Michael Cheney’s a great guy with many great products. I like his attitude; his style is always a breath of fresh air. As for Commissionology, however, I think the sales page seems to promise quite a bit more than what is actually inside, and I wasn’t surprised to see in JVZoo that the refund rate was over 16 percent (though his other products have low refund rates).
It may be worth if you’ve never heard of this Facebook traffic method and you want to find out what it is. The $27 for the first month may be worth it for you and you can always cancel it afterwards. Another way it can be worth it is if you have a large list and you’re promoting new JVZoo products to them every day. Then paying just $27 a month for 45 prewritten email swipes you can automatically copy and paste may be a good thing. But the way I see it, the sales page seems targeted to people who have no list or at least no large list.
I’ve laid it out for you above; I want to hear your opinions!