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Is PPC Classroom 2.0 Really Free? What’s The Catch?

PPC Classroom 2.0, a program which incorporates pay-per-click training and affiliate marketing training, launched a couple of hours ago with a reported 13.6% conversion rate for the first 2,500 orders being processed. Over a period of 3 hours, 3,000 orders have been processed.

Not surprising given that the course’ creator’s Amit Mehta and Anik Singal have used the business model similar to “free trial” offers you see listed in the CPA networks.

If you’re ordering from the US, you get the course free and pay a $6.97 shipping and handling charge. If you’re overseas/international, you pay $9.97 for the s/h charges.

Is it’s really free?

Besides the 9 module PPC affiliate training course, a DVD training disc and other materials, you’ll also have access to website templates and a free ticket to the PPC Classroom Live workshop (I was there for the first one in Las Vegas and the speakers and material was excellent).

So yes, you will be getting all this stuff for essentially free (the shipping and handling charge pre-qualifies the lead quality).

But What’s The Catch?

If you look at the fine print, you’ll see that you get access to the “PPC Inner Circle” where you’ll get additional access to training at $97/month. You get the first month free with your PPC Classroom purchase.

So what I believe is that Amit and Anik will do their best to overdeliver on the content and help you get results to motivate you to stay in the program.

If you consciously apply the techniques from the course, I’m sure your profits will exceed the $1,200 per year you’ll be paying for the PPC Inner Circle access.

Will I make $10,000 a month after going through the training?

There’re a number of income claims on the sales page about folks making $5,000 a month, $20,000 a month (even $1,000 a day from my friend Josh Wexelbaum, owner of the Scrappy Business blog).

While you can achieve that, given that PPC essentially allows you to buy unlimited web traffic, you will need to work at it, likely putting in quite a bit of time to test, analyze and optimize your campaigns.

What you’re seeing on the sales page is what the top 1% of students are doing in the course. Use that as motivation to spur yourself to take results.

What will help is that Amit is very open in sharing the techniques, tools and strategies he uses in his own business, and being able to replicate a fraction of what he’s achieved will move most affiliates to the next level in their income level.

The major takeaway is to take massive action, in order to get massive results.

If you’re looking for strategies to scale your affiliate business and bring your business to the next level, be sure to check out PPC Classroom 2.0.

Amit Mehta and Anik Singal’s PPC Classroom 2.0 Product Review

You’ve probably seen numerous blog posts and received even more emails about Amit Mehta and Anik Singal’s PPC Classroom product launch and might want to get an idea if it’s all it claims to be.

ppc classroom

The product which had been speculated to run into the thousands during the product’s pre-launch phase, has finally been revealed to cost only $77 (accurate at the time of this blog post, but might be revised…).

What do you get from that?

A comprehensive 9-module course spanning topics like:

  • Marketing research, including finding and screening affiliate offers
  • Keyword research
  • Direct linking vs creating landing pages
  • Setting up your Google AdWords campaign
  • Designing landing pages optimized for high conversions
  • Understanding and enhancing your Google quality score (QS)
  • Launching your PPC campaign
  • Introducing split testing into your campaign (to further increase conversions)
  • PPC bid optimization strategies

Having worked with Amit on a PPC coaching program for a select group of clients previously, I have seen firsthand how he goes through in a detailed, step-by-step manner the system which he has developed and follows.

Granted about 60% of the course material might be found on Amit’s SuperAffiliateMindset blog or in Google AdWords documentation or during his presentations at events like the first PPC Classroom live event in Vegas last year or in his Affiliate Summit presentations.

What makes Amit different from other affiliate marketers is (more…)

Friday Podcast: Affiliate Marketing Strategies With Amit Mehta And Anik Singal

amit mehtaI had the opportunity to invite Amit Mehta and Anik Singal on the Friday Podcast to discuss challenges facing affiliate marketers these days, together with the impending launch of the PPC Classroom 2.0 program.

Amit’s is gaining a reputation as the $2.4m super affiliate and a regular speaker at events like Affiliate Summit and PPC Classroom.

Anik is founder of Affiliate Classroom and AC Certified, and recently ranked #2 in Business Week’s “Top 25 under 25″ article.

anik singalDuring our podcast, we discussed:

  • How Amit’s affiliate campaigns differ from other marketers
  • How to build your income to 4 figures a day
  • Steps you can take today to put together successful campaigns
  • The importance and how you can incorporate long-tail keywords in your affiliate campaigns
  • Whether there’s a conflict of interest between a merchant’s in-house SEO/SEM efforts and the efforts of affiliates
  • Amit’s “Hybrid Model” that he’s currently testing and will be teaching in PPC Classroom 2.0
  • Details of PPC Classroom 2.0.

Tune in to the Friday Podcast:

Links:

Blog Classroom Launches…So What’s In It For You?

ros gardnerA couple of hours ago, Super Affiliate Ros Gardner and Anik Singal launch Blog Classroom.

If you’re a new or experienced blogger, and you’ve seen the pre-launch publicity and watched the set up videos, you might be wondering “So what? I know how to use Fantastico and do a 1-click install of WordPress”

As a blogger who’s been posting regularly since July 2006, I’ve found that know most of the info regarding how to set up your blog, how to optimize it for search engine indexing and SEO…BUT the content that I’m looking forward to checking out is where Ros and Anik will be giving your their take on how THEY generate traffic and monetize their blogs.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from participating in a number of closed-door masterminds, it’s that often just ONE strategy or tip could be responsible for doubling or tripling your results in your business. It’s not just any old tip either, but hearing from someone who’s experienced and has done it before (they’ve done it multiple times in most cases), can help unlock the bottleneck you’re facing in your business.

So yes, I’ll say that if you have ONE takeaway from any book, course or program that helps you bring your business to the next level, it will have been worth it.

The other advantage of a program that has a webinar component (Blog Classroom has 4 webinars scheduled) is that you get to ask your burning questions during the question-and-answer component (it might be a live Q&A session or via emails).

Anik SingalHere is a predictor of success – you can either wait for the presenter to give their presentation and ask a question based on their content. OR you could find out the topic ahead of time, do your OWN research, maybe even do some testing BEFORE the call, and get specific advice on how to enhance your efforts.

That’s the difference between waiting for something to happen and MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. Which camp do you want to be in?

My buddy, Amit Mehta and I have spend the last 2 weeks brainstorming on how we can add value to the Blog Classroom course, and we’ve come up with a booster “4 part Advanced Blogging Strategies Webinar Series”

Here is what we will be offering:

  1. Little Known & Unorthodox Techniques to Quickly & Easily Explode Your Blog Traffic
  2. How to Create a Fanatical Reader Base that will come Back to your Blog Again and Again, and Tell Other People about Your Blog.
  3. Why Most Bloggers Fail and How to Avoid Falling in This Trap
  4. How to Leverage Your Blog for Massive Profits & Not Just People Clicking on Adsense Ads

You’ll be getting the technical skills on the nuts-and-bolts of blogger from Blog Classroom, we’ll be equipping you with the inner game/mindset skills as well as some of our own techniques to bring your blogging to the next level.

If you want traffic AND increase your blog income, you MUST make sure you are in the Advanced Blogging Strategies Webinar series.

To qualify to receive this bonus (limited to the first 30), you will need to sign up through this:

-> Blog Classroom Enrolment link

and forward your sales receipt to Support [at] AmitMehtaReveals [dot] com.

All emails will be checked for time stamped and the first 30 receipts sent to Amit or myself will qualify for the bonus (we’ll send you acknowledgement within 48 hours of sending out the email]

Here is a podcast we did regarding successful blog strategies:

Blog Tips From Super Affiliate Ros Gardner

I first got to know Ros Gardner through her book, the Super Affiliate Handbook, when I got started a couple of years ago.

So it was refreshing to hear her presentation at PPC Classroom Live! in Vegas last December where she talked about her network of sites, including her first foray into internet marketing, dating site Sage-Hearts.com.

[Incidentally, I was listening to a recording of the late Corey Rudl's talk at Yanik Silver's 30th Birthday Bash celebration about 5 years ago, where he was talking about Ros earning between $30,000 and $50,000 a month back then (which would've been about 2003!)]

If you didn’t make it to PPC Classroom Live! you would’ve missed out on the fact that most of her traffic is generated organically and free and her affiliate margins are pretty high.

What’s her secret? She primarily uses blogs as her online platform of choice, plus techniques – often overlooked by pure play SEO and PPC marketers – like email marketing and other social marketing techniques of choice.
Whether it’s her Net Profits Today, Sage Hearts or another site from her network, I’ve noticed that she’s primarily using WordPress.

It’s a good step that Anik Singal and Ros are launching the 2.0 version of Blog Classroom, so you can also check out how wordpress significantly reduces the learning curve to building your online presence (especially if you’re technicially-deficient like me.).

Anik and Ros have put up a number of tutorial videos up, and you can check them out.

PS: My buddy, Amit Mehta and I will be conducting a series of training session to incorporate branding and monetization into your blogging efforts.

Note: must sign up via either of our blogs to qualify for the bonus.

Here’s the tutorial video page:

–> Ros Gardner and Anik Singal’s free blog tutorial videos

Affiliate Summit West 2008…A Story In Images

Affiliate Summit co-founder Shawn Collins has got the pictures from the professional photographer from the recent Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas last month (all 630 of them) and has mentioned them on the Affiliate Summit blog. You can check out the Affiliate Summit West Flickr photostream.

Here’re some of my favourites:

julia stead

With the ShareResult affiliate network affiliate manager Julia Steat at the Great Affiliate Road Rally

laura alter

With Notebook Forums‘ Laura Alter (yes, she is 6′ and wearing heels…)

tris hussey

After talking to him for about a year, I finally got to meet B5 blog network’s training manager Tris Hussey

social media justine ezarik tris hussey

At the social media session with Justine Ezarik and Tris Hussey

zac johnson amit mehta

Zac Johnson and Amit Mehta at the Super Affiliate session

engaging the media

At the “Engaging the Media” panel session with Lisa Picarille, Anik Singal, Valerie Stevens and Jim Kukral

jim kukral

I don’t know about you, but I think Jim Kukral deserves some type of award for being the most photographed!

Be sure to check out the other pictures at the ASW photo collection.

Affiliate Summit as always was a blast (I still have about 500 of my own pictures to put up somewhere…).

If you’re keen to bring your affiliate business to the next level, be sure to check out Affiliate Summit East from Aug 10-12 in Boston, MA.