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.
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 I honestly don’t know how well that would work. You can test it yourself and see if it converts.
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 email swipes instead.
Michael claims that his swipes convert at a much higher rate than the swipes you’ll get from JV pages, but that’s something you’ll have to test on your own as I haven’t tested it.
So, Is Commisionology Legit or a Scam? Can It Really Be True?
Commissionology isn’t a scam. 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).
If you don’t have a list, what you can do is test how his free Facebook traffic method works with copying and pasting the email swipes into Facebook. If you do have a list, you can try testing his email swipes to see if they convert better than other swipes. You’ll just have to test these things and see if they work.
I’ve laid it out for you above; I want to hear your opinions!