12 Minute Affiliate is a Clickbank product that is described as being able to earn you daily commissions simply by following a 3 step system. Of course, this is an intriguing offer, so I decided to investigate and find out exactly how it works. What is the 12 minute affiliate? Find out in this honest and in-depth review
Product Being Reviewed: 12 Minute Affiliate
WHAT IS IT?
12 Minute Affiliate is a product by Devon Brown that supposedly provides you with the exact 100% dummy-proof system he used to make up to $460 per day in online affiliate commissions. This is provided so that you can apply it in your own business in as little as 12 minutes.
The sales page is simple and similar to many others that I have reviewed here before. Very few details about the product are divulged here. The training is supposed to provide you with the 3 top secrets of $100k affiliates, as well as the exact system Devon uses to make up to $460 on a daily basis.
The system is delivered in a step-by-step demonstration that covers the following topics:
- 3 secrets of $100k affiliates
- The secret to daily commissions
- The 12 minute method
- The “Pizza Traffic Method”
According to the sales page, the free tickets to the web class are on a first come, first served basis. Once the class full, registration will be closed.
Webinar welcome video
There is a welcome video before you join the web class hosted by Devon congratulating you on grabbing a spot. He promises to show you how to copy his exact system in as little as 12 minutes when you join the web class. He encourages you to watch the training from a desktop or a laptop rather than a cellphone. The 4 key points he promises to discuss include:
- The 3 secrets of $100k affiliates-How the top 5%of affiliate marketers pocket thousands of dollars per week in commissions.
- How to generate daily commissions-How to make commissions from places such as JVZoo, Warrior Plus, and Clickbank on a daily basis.
- The 12 minute method-3 easy steps of making commission even if you have no experience or money to get started.
- The pizza traffic method-How to get targeted traffic on to your email list and ready to buy your affiliate products in less time than it takes to order pizza.
Additionally, if you stay until the end of the training, Devon promises to throw in a free gift. This free gift is a report that covers his top 2 underground list building traffic sources for anyone looking to get real traffic to any website.
The sales video starts with the speaker promising to share with you a really easy way to make money online. He adds that while he can’t legally make any guarantees or promises, there are people who have managed to earn commissions within the first week of using the system.
He urges you to watch the video to the end since it could be taken down at any moment before emphasizing the effortlessness of the system he is about to present. The system is valued at $460 per day since this is the amount Devon earns using the exact format, and he claims you can do so yourself in as little as 12 minutes. He assures you that you won’t need any technical skills, prior experience, or the skill to create your own products or websites.
He then says that not too long ago, Devon and his associates launched the Beta version of the 12 Minute Affiliate system to a few select home business entrepreneurs. Apparently, most of these people had no experience making money online, but they were willing to learn. The online system they were asked to test-drive had about 50% of the commission-generating power as the current version.
The video then launches to testimonials of users. The first one is from an individual who claims to have been using it for a month, and he describes it as the only straightforward done-for-you system he has come across. Another one is from a user expressing gratitude to Devon for introducing him to the system, while another claims to have made money within the first few weeks of using it. In general, the testimonials are overwhelmingly positive and probably meant to encourage you to purchase the product. According to Devon, all the users in the video were able to plug-in with ease and get everything up and running on the very first day, consequently seeing results very quickly.
Devon then gives his own personal story. He reveals that he has been a home business entrepreneur since 2001. It took him almost seven years to figure out how to make significant money online, and during that period, he incurred a lot of losses due to buying one money-making program after another. Around 2008, he finally mastered what he refers to as the easiest way for anyone to start making money online. Once he managed to achieve success, he was able to travel to exotic destinations around the world as well as speak on stages about his system.
The video then displays the impressive commissions that Devon has made using the 12 Minute Affiliate system. He describes it as a plug-and-play system that makes the process of earning affiliate commissions easier. Affiliate marketing is described as a way to make money online where someone else creates the product and the sales website, as well as processing the payments and handling customer support.
To get started, you are directed to create a free account with an affiliate network like Clickbank, JVZoo, or Warrior Plus, a process that will take you about 3 minutes. The next step is to find the products you want people to purchase based on their popularity and how much you make per sale. You will then send website visitors to the product you want to earn commissions on. Basically, the idea behind the system is to send people to a product you are selling, and when they make a purchase, you receive the commissions.
Despite the ease of the process described in theory, Devon claims that only 10% of affiliates get to make 90% of the commissions, and only 5% of entrepreneurs who market affiliate products make more than $100,000 per year in commissions. According to Devon, $100k affiliates like him are successful because they are able to overcome the 3 biggest challenges for affiliate marketers, which are:
- Finding the highest converting affiliate products in the most popular niche markets in order to give yourself a higher chance of making money.
- Figuring out a way to offer multiple affiliate products to people multiple times without spending too much money.
- Getting quality/targeted traffic to the affiliate products you want to sell within a short period of time.
If he wanted, Devon could charge you $20,000 and spend the next 12 weeks working 1-on-1 with you to show you how to set up systems and solve these challenges, or he could simply hand you the solution for less than the price of a cup of coffee a day.
The solution he is talking about is the 12 Minute Affiliate system:
- It provides you with done-for-you affiliate sales funnels in the best niche markets- 12 Minute Affiliate sales funnels are professionally designed, thereby eliminating the need for hosting and programming.
- The system builds you an email list and follows up with prospective clients automatically for months, allowing you to earn a passive income.
- The system also comes with a 100% done-for-you traffic solution. All you have to do is state how much traffic you want based on your budget.
According to Devon, the reasons why 12 Minute Affiliate works well are:
- It has a high success rate for newbies.
- You can profit daily.
- You don’t need copywriting skills or any other technical skills.
- You don’t need to look for traffic solutions.
- You don’t need to have your own product.
To get started with 12 Minute Affiliate system, all you have to do is complete the simple steps on the quick-start checklist in the members’ area. There is even a done-for-you option if you don’t want to do the set up yourself.
Devon then summarizes what you will be getting from the system as follows:
- Done-for-you funnels
- Professionally written done-for-you follow up messages
- Step-by-step instructions to get everything up and running
- A funnel wizard valued at $97
- Access to a private Facebook group and private training
- Access to a done-for-you traffic solution
The bonuses offered include:
- A personal development/success library
- An e-course on how to get free traffic in 16 different ways
- A done-for-you affiliate product promotion
If you don’t like the product, there is a 60 days money back guarantee, which means you can get a full refund within the aforementioned period.
HOW IT REALLY WORKS
12 Minute Affiliate is marketed as an online “plug-and-play’ system that supposedly makes affiliate marketing easier, allowing you to start earning commissions in as little as 12 minutes. Obviously this is a lie, because all you get is an introduction to affiliate marketing course.
The initial cost of the product is $9.95 which gives you basic membership. You have the option to go for either the basic level or the gold level when it comes to selecting your membership. Keep in mind that the $9.95 is only for test-driving the system for 14 days before you decide whether to purchase the basic level or the gold one.
For the basic level, you will be required to pay $47 on a monthly basis in order to keep the product after two weeks of use, while you will have to part with $97 if you opted to go for the gold level. You also have the option to make a one-time payment for the whole 12 Minute Affiliate system for $397 for the basic level or $797 for the gold level.
This only goes to show how these products steal from people. After being tricked into thinking you are buying a $9 product, you get hit with several other prices out of the blue that you absolutely have to pay to keep using the product. And to make matters worse, it is a subscription service!
Once you buy the product, you gain access to the members’ area where you will come across the following information:
1. Getting started
Here, there is a quick start checklist that contains the following items:
• For basic members, you have to choose a niche to promote (home business, weight loss, or personal development)
• Create a free affiliate account
• Get your Auto-Responder (Aweber is recommended)
• Set up your Auto-Responder
• Activate your 12 Minute Affiliate funnels
• Done-for-you setup (optional)
• Done-for-you traffic
2. Step by step
There are 7 steps provided here that you are required to follow:
• Complete your quick start checklist
• Order traffic to your system as frequently as possible
• Join the private 12 Minute Affiliate Insiders Facebook group.
• Partake in any/all opportunities for training
• Check out the Custom Funnel Builder
• Email your list of affiliate products regularly
• Get 1-on-1 coaching
3. Get coaching
Get three one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions for $297.
4. Upgrade account
Here, you can select the membership level you would like to upgrade to.
5. Done-for-you traffic
Get traffic through the 12 Minute Affiliate system.
6. Other traffic methods
Here, you are offered an e-course on alternative ways that you use to get traffic.
The resources included are as follows:
• A personal development library
• Top affiliate products you can promote
The upsells are as follows:
– Basic level
If you go for the 14-day trial, these are the upsells you will encounter:
• The first one for the 3x your results blueprint will cost you $39.
• The next one for the DFY setup will cost you $67
These are also the upsell items and prices for lifetime access.
Keep in mind that you can only choose to have only one niche if you go for the basic level.
– Gold level
The 14-day trial upsells are:
• 3x your results blueprint for $39
• DFY setup for $97
These are also the upsell items and prices for lifetime access.
WILL IT MAKE YOU ANY MONEY?
The 12 Minute Affiliate system is an introduction to affiliate marketing course. It does have some useful information on how you can make money through affiliate marketing tailored specifically for beginners.
Affiliate marketing is a viable way of making money online if done the right way. Therefore, with this product, you can make some money, although not as much as Devon claims. In fact, there is an earnings disclaimer which basically states that there is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas presented in the system. It even goes as far as stating that your earning potential entirely depends on your ideas, techniques and the effort that you put in.
I’ll first mention the good parts of this product before getting to the parts I did not like: first, the 12 Minute Affiliate system does offer some useful tips and tools on how you can make money online. I also like the fact that there is a Facebook support group for members to connect and share tips with each other, although there is no way to prove whether it actually exists. The 60-day money back guarantee is another reassuring aspect of the product, allowing you to return it if it doesn’t suit your needs.
Now to the bad news. I did not like the done-for-you features of the product. It makes reliance on the system risky since you won’t get to learn the key skills yourself in case something happens to 12 Minute Affiliate and you need the knowledge to start over. Next, Devon made affiliate marketing seem like an easy venture in order to make it appealing to beginners. In reality, it will take you a lot of time and hard work in order to achieve the level of success he is talking about.
There are also lots of hidden costs that come with using the system. This includes the cost of getting paid traffic and having an autoresponder service, for instance. You also have the expensive upsells to take into consideration in case you want more information in order to make more money.
You are also restricted in the niche that you can promote if you go for the basic level, and you are additionally required to pay a monthly fee in order to maintain membership. This is all just daylight robbery.
So what are my final thoughts on this? Well, consider gaining knowledge and experience in affiliate marketing for free first. If you don’t want to spend the time and effort looking for the info, then you can buy this product. It has some valuable information, although I am not a fan of the unreasonable expectations that the product sets. Otherwise, I hope this review will help you make an informed decision.
To your success,