Name: Commission Breakthrough
Price: $34 One-Time Cost
Owner: Bruce Kelley
Overall Rank: 20 out of 100 (Estimate)
Commission Breakthrough, Product Overview
Features downloadable software that the user sets up to determine which niches found in Wikipedia are highly profitable. The software predicts approximately how much revenue can be had from any niche found there and about how long affiliate links the user places on these pages will stay up. Let’s break this down…
The Good & the Bad
- PRO #1 Offers software that does all the research legwork for you.
- PRO #2 Is purported to work very well finding the initial research.
- PRO #3 It is a low-cost one-time cost of $34.
- PRO #4 You can click away from the sales page and it will discount the cost to $24!
- CON #1 Receives a bad rap in a number of complaint boards, Warrior Forum and the IMReportCard (D- by two users)
- CON #2 Reported to be extremely hard to keep links on Wiki pages for very long.
- Con #3 Some users of Wikipedia have been banned for using these tactics.
- Con #4 Computer crashes using this software has been reported by some users
- Con #5 Users report software breakdowns, indicating that there are coding errors in it.
Who is Commission Breakthrough For?
The opening “Webinar” targets folks who are struggling with jobs they disdain and for a “few select” opportunity-seekers who are tired of article-writing, social media marketing, ezine marketing, etc. The pervading theme of the webinar is that the owners/authors of this software are threatened by other millionaires that if they were to voice concerns about scams nor turn a blind eye from them, they will be shut down.
This program is said to be very new (I’ve seen it around for over two years now) and it’s for a very tiny membership kept this way to “stay under the radar.”
Anybody who wishes to keep their work online, making money down to a “push-button” level could possibly benefit from this software.
Commission Breakthrough Tools & Training
Since very little is required in the way of training, except how to use the software, the training is fairly limited to that. This is a basic overview of all the training:
(1) Set up your custom website
Video on how to set up the website: This comes with two options. In option #1, you let Bruce K take care of all the legwork. He sets up the website for you and sets you up with a hosting company called “BrainHost.” This is purported to be less than $10/month and comes with $250 worth of free advertising credits.
In option #2, designed to make #1 more attractive, you will not get a .com website as you would in the first option. You will need to build and upload the site manually. Note that your site “will be a subdomain of another site!” The site will take longer to load and there will be no free advertising credits.
This being said, the prospect is strongly encouraged to take the first option making this a “smart investment.” Please note the screen shot of the options above, this section. This is a capture of the upper portion of the tables showing the benefits of each option.
(2) Niche Selection Secrets
Under this section, you must select your niches. The software does NOT do this for you. So you do have some legwork to do. What you do is plug your information into the software and it returns its forecasts to you on how viable or not this selection would be.
For the keyword research, you must download the Niche-Finder. I am not sure if this is an added cost.
The software returns how many people are reading the sources, and then provides traffic data, scores. You are given a button from which you can select the time frame. It is a no-brainer that the traffic source is going to be Wikepedia. Here you edit the selected Wiki page and enter your affiliate link, which soon gets deleted.
(3) Pick Your Income Source
Here you are given two parts, one to show you how to sign up to Clickbank, and the other, which products NOT to promote. It provides a few easy steps on how to do this.
(4) Fill Out Your Feeder Site
Watch a provided video on how to fill your site with quality content. Here you are encouraged to give your prospects information through which they can learn about the product you are promoting.
(5) Plug In Your Traffic
The final phase of the process of building out the website and takes the user through a series of steps and proven methods on how to bring traffic to the site. This is the make-or-break part of the process and the easiest to fail at. to counteract these issues, Commission Breakthrough provides a question-and-answer panel for those who get stuck in the process.
(6) Option: Commission Breakthrough SuperSoftware (A Hands-Free Powerhouse!)
This additional software can be had for $197 and is designed to bring those who purchase it to unprecedented traffic and profit levels not enjoyed by those who decide not to purchase it. Here you can manage all of your campaigns easily, saving hours of work doing this manually.
(7) Options: Check Out Other Internet Marketing Resources
This option brings users to even more upsells.
Commission Breakthrough’s 3-Piece Software
In this screenshot (right) we have the Traffic App. Here the user types in the niche he/she would like to analyze.
In the example here, weight loss was chosen and the user then depresses the magic button for final results.
The software then, searches for the appropriate page in Wikipedia and spits out the data.
The first indicates how many people use this page per daily, weekly or monthly. The button to the left of this first number allows you to select which setting to have it on.
Since it is set on “Daily” and the number is “1551” visitors daily, the next row indicates that this is “Great!”
So we have a winner! Wait! Not so fast…
This is where we begin to see the darker side of Commission Breakthrough Program itself. The Watchers App indicates how often folks come onto the Wikipedia page to scrutinize it for foul play or any changes which they feel is not beneficial for the article. It is designed to snoop for this info and return the data to the user.
Watchers are Wikipedia members who specifically have watchers accounts, who are actually notified every time changes occur on the page.. This app detects how many such watchers there are for the current page. The lower this number the better. For the weight loss page, whilst it has 1551 hits, which is great, it also has 125, which this app returns “bad.”
What this means is that having a link on this one is deemed futile. Knowing affiliate links being placed on these pages is frowned upon, the owner of this company had this software made so folks using it can determine which ones have the lowest number of watchers possible. Some people using Commission Breakthrough have been banned from Wikipedia for this abuse.
This snooping app provides the user anything he/she would like to know about how often the article has been edited in the last month, the last week, by how many users, how long the mean time is from edit to edit, and even the number of edits done by the top ten percent of account holders!
In this case, all the numbers of edits and members doing the editing is said to be too high, making this page a poor choice for dumping links. The software is said by some, to be quite accurate, others reporting errors. It is true a very few individuals have, with a lot of work on their part and persistence in replacing links that have been deleted, to do fairly well with it.
Commission Breakthrough Promotability
I put this extra section in here because I came across this report shown when this product was relaunched last year. The information in here is, in my opinion, full of hype. These are two full-sized screenshots. The company does have an affiliate program, and though I’m not all out to promote the software, I’ve included the link so anyone after having read this review, can purchase if they so desire. The link can be found below and in the top image.
Ironically, the number of “happy affiliates” for this product is zilch. There is a void just under the report in the website where this came from, between it and the subheading introducing Reason #2. From recent research, I have not found many affiliates actively promoting this, though there might very well be.
Commission Breakthrough Support
Each member is send an email to the owner reporting their progress and performance of the software. Whether these emails are actually addressed by the owners or not is not known. This could possibly be the case, which makes it more personal.
Is there a community, forum, personal support, do the owners support it.
Commission Breakthrough Price
What is this product worth? Mr. Kelly puts a grand figure of $699 per month on it. However, Kelly knows that very few can afford this kind of hard cash so he offers it altruistically at $34 per member. This is a one-time cost. There may be hosting charges that come into play here as during the webinar, new members get hosting for 60 days free.
There are upsells involved with this product. All of them are optional. You can choose Option #1 and get hosting for free, however, your campaign(s) will contain advertisements designed to cover the costs of hosting.
By getting the edge on most other members, you can purchase the Commission Breakthrough SuperSoftware program for $197.
My Final Opinion of Commission Breakthrough
Right from the get-go, upon watching the “Webinar,” I could smell a scam! While the video provides great reasons for folks to get online and start online businesses, it is also filled with urgent calls to action, purporting that only a limited number of members can exist in order to remain “under-the-radar,” and being shut down by other wealthy gurus whom Mr Kelley has purportedly been in a meeting with. In this meeting, Mr. Kelly was warned not to disclose the operations involved with this product.
Commission Breakthrough is overwhelmingly riddled with negative reviews and complaints. There are only a very small handful of positive reviews associated with this product.
If you think you can work this product, as a few have, here’s the link. You can also click on the image above.
Please compare this Review with my Review on Wealthy Affiliate and you will see for yourself why WA is the best training platform you will ever find on the Internet at any price.
Commission Breakthrough at a Glance…
Name: Commission Breakthrough
Price: $34 One-Time Cost
Owner: Bruce Kelley
Overall Scam Rank: 80% out of 100 (Estimate)
I say this because the owner is pushing this product knowing that Wikipedia does not welcome unrestrained placement of affiliate links on its pages. The only folks making money with this product, for the most part, is the owner, Bruce Kelly and perhaps his team. Evidently there are a small few who are doing fairly well with it, but it is not known what measures these folks must take to maintain operations.