Product: Big Commission BluePrint (BCB)
Review Summary: Five video modules created by Dean Holland outlining how to funnel people into an email list with paid traffic. There is some good information in the videos to do with email marketing but there’s a LOT left to be desired in my opinion. The training is very limited, readily available elsewhere for free and he ‘recommends’ some really sketchy programs that will not help people make money.
Price: $19.01 + big up sells
The Sales Material- Typical Guru Stuff
Right from the get go you are hit with your typical income claims that can’t be substantiated and outright lies about how there’s only 1 spot left. I bought the product and surprise, it still says one spot left on the sales page.
That was a big red flag for me at the very beginning, as soon as someone lies about one thing it becomes hard to trust them moving forward.
The other thing I found was that there was a lot of broken images and one of the main videos was not even working..? This was actually the case in the members area as well which indicates to me this site dos not get updated very much, if at all.
In fact judging by a few things I don’t think it has been updated since 2014 when it was made.
Inside The BCB Members Area
There was only one $27 up sell coming into the program which is pretty standard. Once inside there are 5 video modules on the and each has one or two hour long videos.
The Two Phase Lead Box
This module talks about the importance of building an email list and puts a ‘twist’ on the process. A typical squeeze page is where a person lands on a short sales page designed to capture a their email address using a free gift like an e-book as a ‘bribe’.
Deans tells people that the best method is to make it look like the visitors don’t need to give you their email address at all, they simply click the ‘download’ button to get the free gift.
But after they click, they THEN have to put their email address in to receive that gift.
The psychology behind this is that it makes it more appealing for people to click and increases conversions. They’d be less inclined to click if they had to give away their email address. In other words it presents as less risk to the visitor and removes a barrier to getting them on your email list.
The problem is there is no resources available to actually build one of these and that part is left entirely up to you. Unless you want to pay extra to promote Deans system ($47), you’re on your own.
The Value Trip
This section is all about getting your new leads to make a purchase. The typical concept of getting people to buy a low ticket item first to reduce risk for them.
If you can get someone to buy a low ticket item first, they’ll make more purchases off you later on down the line.
The Irresistible Stack
This is essentially getting people to buy more expensive products now that they have committed to lower ticket items already. He talks about the process and psychology behind this.
The Automated ATM
Dean talks about selling recurring products and services like a monthly subscription to create a residual income for yourself. While this is good advice it is nothing new and the name is a little misleading and hyped.
The Wishing Well
This is where the whole training has been leading to. In fact this leads people into a $1997 up sell and what the whole product is designed to get you to buy. The very thing he is teaching you to do is EXACTLY what he is using on you.
You signed up to his list, bought his low ticket product for $19 and now he is leading you into the mother of all up sells.
What is it though?
It is ‘iPRO’ and it is apparently 6 months worth of webinars, some traffic training and access to promote the same system your buying. I have to say it really doesn’t sound that great to me and I would not be inclined to buy this, especially after what I have seen him deliver thus far.
Why would I pay thousands of dollars for some webinars and access to sell HIS products? You should never have to pay someone to promote their products…
Something tells me this is the start of some even bigger up selling, like personal coaching events and so forth.
What I Liked
I guess for the actual price of $19 what you are getting is some reasonably good information if you’re really new to Internet marketing. That said, you may also be setting yourself up for disaster with some of the horrendous products he recommends in the members area.
I also liked how there is a Facebook group to give people some added support, this is more than some products offer. I do think it is primarily used to get people buying more product though rather than helping them achieve success with the Blueprint product.
What I Didn’t Like
I have to say there’s a few things I really didn’t like about this product and overall and I don’t think it’s something that will help people build a profitable business. At least not without upgrading to the nearly 2k up sell.
One of the biggest complaints I have is that there’s a serious lack of nuts and bolts training in the videos. He does talk about the concepts and some of the principals involved which is good but he really doesn’t go into enough detail so people can take action on the most fundamental steps in the process.
For example you are not shown how to build a a squeeze page to get people into your list. You are left to figure one of the most critical parts out on your own. If you decide to promote this then it will cost you $47 and you’ll get some squeeze pages etc to do this.
The second biggest thing that is left out is by far one of the most integral steps of all… getting traffic!
He talks about how free traffic is just time consuming and pretty much writes it off (which is a huge lot of BS) and talks about using paid traffic as the primary means to get traffic and make this whole system work. Free traffic takes time and effort to build but it can be far more beneficial in the long run, you can generate thousands of visitors a month for free in Google if you know how.
The bottom line is without traffic you absolutely will not be able to make this system work, no mater what. He does not teach ANY legit ways to do this anywhere in the members area.
He also talks about building authority on your blog by using duplicate content, that is so wrong it is almost funny! Doing this will kill your business and you will not rank in Google at all.
So he says to use solo ads primarily which to be honest can be a very expensive exercise if you don’t know how to go about this properly. Solo ads are just renting someone else’s email list to send them to your offer.
What’s wrong with that?
Most of the time the good lists are not for sale. If someone has spent time and money developing a responsive and targeted list they generally don’t want to rent it out. They work that list for themselves to get the most money as possible over months and years based on building trust.
They would not risk trashing a good list that took years of knowledge, money and a lot of time and hard work to build by letting other marketers spam it. A lot of solo ads lists are email addresses that have been scraped off the internet using spam techniques or are overpriced and unresponsive.
Yes they can work but you need to know what you are doing or you will waste hundreds, even thousands of dollars learning this the hard way.
He also promotes some very questionable and downright outdated methods of getting traffic and building your business through some of his affiliate links in the members area. He is promoting stuff like back linking, Press Release articles for SEO and using copy and paste articles on your blog to “build authority”.If you listen to some of these things you will absolutely not be in business for very long in terms of building a website or blog is concerned. They will not help you get free traffic in Google search results and will even hurt your website.
So in summary:
- Not enough nuts and bolts training to make the system actually work
- Will end up being very expensive with paying for all of your traffic
- Massive up selling
- Actively promotes rubbish products within the members area that deliver little-no value
- A lot of the images, links and material on the sales page and inside the members area is either missing or broken
- You actually have to pay to promote his products
There is some useful information for the initial money but I do not recommend this to people at all. You are unable to make any money without spending more money on the up sells and having to pay for advertising like Facebook, solo ads and traffic exchanges etc.
There is nothing ‘live’ about any of this, these are just old webinars.
The entire training is leading people towards one big up sell where you ‘hopefully’ would receive some decent and actionable training. The bottom line is you don’t need to pay some ‘guru’ thousands of dollars to learn how to make money on the Internet, not by a long shot.
It’s not a scam in itself, but I do not recommend it either.
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