12 Minute Affiliate Review
I’ve decided to do a ‘12 Minute Affiliate’ Review as it comes out of the Devon Brown stable and it is one of the top 10 placed opportunities marketed today. When products are selling, you know something is right. The 12 Minute Affiliate System is one of those items.
In the words of Eric Cantona
“When the Seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because sardines are being thrown into the sea”.
As an entrepreneur, you’ll hopefully be picking up on signals like this.
The 12 Minute Affiliate sales video is headed like this. I checked out Devon Brown’s social media profiles just to prove he is real and found Devon is a highly respected marketer, public speaker and is a larger than life personality. He’s an Internet Entrepreneur, Blogger, Success Coach, Speaker, Emcee, and Hip-Hop dancer. What a combination!
He’s appeared onstage alongside such luminaries as Gary Vaynerchuk and Tony Robbins, so is a force in the industry. For this reason, I don’t doubt his gravity as a bone-fide personality in the industry.
His website reveals more about him. Read it here : Devon Brown
A pretty lofty claim (those numbers are pretty big) if I may say so, but let’s have a look at the package more closely to see what’s going on.
As I said, Devon Brown is a well known dude on the scene, so I was interested to find out what he’d come up with because the CBEngine data said this affiliate package was selling pretty well. Always a good sign.
The ‘12 Minute Affiliate’ product looks to have been around for about a year, but it took about 6 months to gain significant traction amongst marketers, who are responsible for about 75% of total sales according to CBEngine.
What is 12 Minute Affiliate?
12 Minute Affiliate is a Done For You (DFY) Affiliate Marketing Product
The main pitch of the ‘12 Minute Affiliate’ is that it is an out of the box solution for an affiliate marketer first starting out. Devon reckons that making money with ‘12 Minute Affiliate’ is as easy as ordering a pizza (see graphic above). The affiliate system is all managed from a user platform which looks very neat and tidy, with all of the options accessed via the left hand menu once logged in.
The 12 Minute Affiliate system is marketed as a simple solution because all of the hard work has been done by Devon and his team. All we need to do is set up the system by filling in the details and the money should come in, right?
The system promotes Clickbank products. For those that don’t know, Clickbank is a marketplace for ebooks and courses, some of which pay a very handsome level of commission to the marketer. The 12 Minute Affiliate system is designed to sell these for you.
How The 12 Minute Affiliate works
So, I decided to sign up for the product to see if it’s as easy to set up as they say, and whether you can indeed set it up and have it running in 12 minutes or less.
My review and walk through of The 12 Minute Affiliate by Devon Brown.
This isn’t going to be just an ‘outside review’. I’ll give you screenshots from inside the product to show you how it’s all set up.
The first thing to do is log-in. Thankfully the log in screen is very simple.
The whole concept of the ‘12 Minute Affiliate’ system is that it can be setup very quickly. After logging in, the dominant thing is the QuickStart Menu. You need to complete each step in order to get the whole thing up and running in the minimum time.
When you first start the process, the checkboxes are blank, but get a green tick once you’ve completed the particular step. This is done by clicking the black arrow to the right of each item and follow the instructions exactly.
Here is the complete wakthrough, with comments where appropriate.
Select A Niche If You Are A Basic Member (most people start this way)
Before creating your affiliate account at Clickbank, you will be prompted to select a niche if you are a basic member (you cannot change niches after you make your selection).
Basic Members will see a page as shown below.
Gold members can skip the above step, as they’ve got access to all of the affiliate niche markets already.
Is 12 Minute Affiliate a Scam?
Almost certainly not a scam. Devon Brown is a highly respected internet marketer and personality, so it’s unlikely that he’d be running a scam. The 12 Minute Affiliate program also seems to be highly rated and is very professionally marketed. It’s quite a slick little system and it does take out a hell of a lot of work that you’d otherwise have to do from scratch yourself.
I think that 12 Minute Affiliate is a little optimistic in it’s claims that it can all be set up in only 12 minutes, but even if it takes an hour it’s pretty impressive to have it configured in so short a time.
It isn’t a program to join if you are completely on your arse as a marketer. It does cost money to set up AWeber and your Traffic source, so you need to have some money to invest, but it seems that those investments are sound and legitimate. AWeber is probably the leading mailing list/autoresponder software out there and is relatively cheap.
Buying traffic is really the great unknown, because you are only really buying leads, you don’t know that the traffic will lead to people going to your email list and the numbers will really only reveal themselves after testing the system out.
Does the system benefit Devon more than the user?
Yes, I would say Devon will make far more from 12 Minute Affiliate than the user will.
AWeber – Aweber has a 30-day trial period, so you can use that along with your 14-day trial period with 12 Minute Affiliate. But after 30 days, you’ll be charged $19 per month.
Paid Traffic – Yes, you need traffic to be successful with your Affiliate Marketing efforts – and 12 Minute Affiliate has a built-in traffic source. You can buy traffic from them so that you can build your list and (hopefully) make sales. You can also opt for Free traffic but it takes away the real point of the package. The paid traffic is where Devon makes $$$.
Upsells – These mainly relate to the membership package, you get to choose from 2 options:
- Basic membership: You’re getting the basic membership when you first sign up to them. This is priced at $47 per month or a one-time fee of $397.
12 Minute Affiliate is letting you test drive their product for 14 days (for $9.95). They say that if you like the program, you can keep it for less than the price of a cup of coffee a day. Please know that they’re not giving it to you for free… you’ll need to pay $47 per month to keep using the system, but this is a taster to see if it works for you.
- Gold membership: This will cost you $97 per month or a one-time fee of $797.
There are no guarantees, and 12 Minute Affiliate agrees.
At the bottom of the 12 Minute Affiliate sales page is a disclaimer that says they’re not guaranteeing you’ll earn money with their product. They said your earning potential will depend on you and the efforts you put into your online business. For me, their disclaimer is saying that their product is not sure to work for everyone. That’s pretty standard for any affiliate product. You only get out what you put in, but in this case I think you’ll come up short.
Signing up for 12 Minute Affiliate
Signing up for 12 Minute Affiliate is very simple and it’s relatively cheap as a package as it stands (provided you go for the Beginner option), but the cost of the paid traffic would be the major obstructive expense and for this reason I can’t recommend it and don’t provide any signup links here.
I’d give ‘12 Minute Affiliate’ a thumbs down. It’s very slick software, but you’ll need to throw lots of money at it just to give it a chance to make it work, and that defeats the object. It will also make far more money for it’s author than the user, so although I give it a good rating, I can’t promote it to help you.If you enjoyed reading this:
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