Welcome and thanks for stopping by to read my Commission Hero Review. If you're looking for more freedom and independence in your life, it's hard to find a better option than making money online. Commission Hero promises to show you how. And it's a big promise... a $1000 per day promise.
At least, a thousand bucks per day is what the creator of Commission Hero claims to make. I have no reason to doubt him, but when big numbers like that get thrown around it's hard not to think it's a scam. Especially when he also says "No Experience Required" as it does in the screenshot below.
Of course, that doesn't mean it's a scam... but if you're looking to make money online and you're ready to invest in a course that shows you how, you want to KNOW it's not a scam, right?
So, in this Commission Hero review I'm going to explain what it is, how it works, who created it, and of course... whether it's a legit way to make money online or just another scam.
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Commission Hero. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not to apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info
What Is Commission Hero?
Commission Hero is one of the latest "make-money-online" products to arrive on ClickBank... created by super-affiliate Robby Blanchard.
It claims to be a simple 3-step system that uses Facebook to advertise digital products so you can earn big commissions. Sounds simple enough...
... but how do you earn big commissions?
You choose products that have lucrative affiliate programs that pay commissions in the 50% or higher range.
There are 3 big secrets that Commission Hero reveals, and finding those high-paying affiliate programs is the first.
Secret #1 - How to find the best and highest paying offers.
Secret #2 - How to use Facebook to run ads to those offers and make a profit.
Secret #3 - Robby Blanchard's 3-Step system that psychologically forces people to buy your offers.
I know what you're thinking...
That's all fine and good, but does it work? When I first learned about Commission Hero, that's what I was thinking too.
My first question was this...
Who Is Robby Blanchard?
Robby Blanchard makes a pretty bold claim. He says he's the #1 ClickBank Affiliate in the World.
If you're not familiar with ClickBank, it's a massive marketplace where affiliate marketers and vendors (or product creators) come together to form a joint venture.
Whether you're a product creator or a product promoter... the top guys on ClickBank earn 6 and 7 figure incomes.
So, if you're saying you're the #1 ClickBank Affiliate in the World... what you're really saying is this,
"I'm kind of a big deal".
And as it turns out, Robby Blanchard is kind of a big deal... at least when it comes to marketing.
He is the CEO of Blanchard Media with clients such as Fit Body Bootcamp, Paleo Secret and Jason Capital International.
His company offers services such as speaking engagements, ad campaign management, private consulting and coaching.
Is he really the #1 ClickBank Affiliate though?
Yes... he is. Or at least at the time he held the top spot on ClickBank's Leaderboard...
Unlike a lot of super-affiliates, Robby did not start out in the "make-money-online" industry. He actually got started in the fitness industry, opening his own gym after earning his MBA from Fitchburg State College.
He got into Facebook Ads to promote his gym (which turned out to be a big success), and this is where he honed is online skills to eventually become Clickbank's top affiliate and the creator of Commission Hero.
So, Robby Blanchard is the real deal.
That's doesn't necessarily mean Commission Hero is the right product for you, or that you'll be earning $1000 per day like Robby does. But, since he knows what he's teaching, we're at least off to a good start.
Is Commission Hero a Scam?
Even though Robby Blanchard is legit, that doesn't mean Commission Hero is.
I've paid for courses that over-promised and under-delivered before, and although I wouldn't say they were scams, they also were not shy to take my money while giving me information that was either incomplete, outdated or useless.
So, even though I was beginning to think Commission Hero was legit, I was still skeptical.
There are flat-out scams that just take your money and run... and then there are questionable products that some might call "half-scams".
Common examples are internet marketing products like the Secret Affiliate Machine that offers you a somewhat legit system but hide the fact (until after you've joined) that you're going to need a lot more money for additional courses, tools and most importantly... traffic to make it work.
These additional expenses can easily run into the thousands.
That's not the case with Commission Hero. Robby is completely upfront about his system using paid traffic...
While a lot of information you're going to learn here can be used with other methods of getting online traffic, Facebook Advertising is the strategy that's taught.
And... although it's an additional expense, I like the fact that Robby doesn't wait until you've already paid before he drops that bomb.
There are some other expenses that I'll talk about in a moment, but Commission Hero does offer some alternatives to minimize your costs.
The other shady tactic used by a lot of scams are high-ticket upsells. You join for a hundred bucks or less, get some basic information that just teases you with possibilities... and then you find out the good stuff is going to cost you thousands of dollars more. Sometimes tens of thousands of dollars.
As of now, what you see is what you get here. I can't say for certain there will never be upsells that go along with Commission Hero, but for now it's a complete course that covers beginner to advanced strategies...
... and it's not a scam.
How Does Commission Hero Work?
Commission Hero is structured in a way that gives you step-by-step instructions to setting up a profitable sales funnel and sending traffic to it using Facebook Ads.
The course outline begins with a 'Getting Started' section that explains some of the basics and moves on through some advanced strategies such as link tracking and scaling your campaigns.
- What is Affiliate Marketing
- Ad Accounts
Choosing The Right Offers
- Finding The Right Offers on ClickBank
- Finding The Right Offers on MaxWeb
- Finding The Right Offers on A4D
- Offer Spotlight: Flat Belly Fix
- Offer Spotlight: Lean Belly Breakthrough
Finding Your Ad Image
- What an Image Should Contain
- Finding The Right Designer on Fiverr
Setting Up A Landing Page
- Register For ClickFunnels
- Setting Up Your Affiliate Links
- Setting Up Your Domain
- Setting Up Your PHP Landing Page
Setting Up Facebook
- Setting Up FB Business Manager
- Setting Up Your Fan Page
- Setting Up Your Facebook Campaign and Adset
- Setting Up Your Ads
- Creating a Custom Audience
- Bonus: Inside Look at a Successful Campaign
Setting Up Facebook Pixel
- How to Install FB Pixel
- Placing Your FB Pixel in Your ClickBank Acct
- Understanding Your Pixel Analytics
Tracking Your Campaign
- Tracking Spreadsheet
- How To Install Tracking Links
- Scaling Your Campaigns
- Reaching Out To Other Affiliates
- Amex Card
- Spying on Facebook Ads
- Dealing With Account Shutdowns
- Million Dollar Landing Page Swipes (ClickFunnels)
- Million Dollar Landing Page Swipes (PHP)
You also get access to the Commission Hero Facebook Group and when it becomes available... The Inner Circle Coaching.
Commission Hero Pricing and Payments
The current price is $997. It's a one-time with a split payment option.
A common question that seems to be getting asked though, is how does Commission Hero pay you?
How do you earn money from Commission Hero?
While Commission Hero does have an affiliate program that pays you a commission when you successfully recommend it to others... your source of income does not come from Commission Hero.
Commission Hero teaches you to find other people's products through affiliate networks such as ClickBank, MaxWeb and A4D. When you promote and sell those products, you earn commissions which are paid by one of those affiliate networks.
Not from Commission Hero.
Another common misunderstanding about Commission Hero (because it's heavily focused on Facebook Ads) is that it's a "task" based system that pays you to post Facebook ads... but that's not the case.
The Facebook ads you are posting are your own ads with the goal of promoting products YOU have chosen to sell.
In other words, there are no "guaranteed" payments.
If a "task" type system is what you were looking for, your easiest options (and cheapest because they are free to join) are things like online surveys with sites like surveyjunkie.com, or watching videos, searching the web, and visiting websites with swagbucks.com.
Of course, these sites won't pay you enough to "make it rain"... but they are as mentioned, free to join, and for some people they're a good place to start if you've never made money online before.
Which raises another common question...
How Do You Pay For Facebook Ads?
That's entirely up to you. While Commission Hero teaches you how to do Facebook advertising, the cost to advertise comes out of YOUR pocket.
And the way paid advertising works is you run two or more campaigns against each other to find out which one performs better. You then keep the winner and drop the losers.
That doesn't mean your winner is profitable though. It just means it performed better than the losers.
So, you make more tweaks, create more campaigns, and run more tests.
You can't do this for free though. Each campaign you test will cost you money. And, the unfortunate reality is this...
Most campaigns are losers.
Some will break even... and every once in awhile you'll stumble onto one that's profitable. But you may have to pay for a lot of losers to find your big winner.
When you do though, you scale up and cash in.
Robby will give you your best chance to put together a winning campaign but the truth is, winning campaigns are not "taught" or "copied". They are earned through trial and error - by testing different audiences, products, landing pages, email follow-ups and so on...
This process requires a big enough budget that you don't run out of money before you find your winner. You never know if success is just around the corner.
It might be... but then again, you might have to spend a few more thousand dollars running tests until you find it.
So, if you can barely scrape enough money together for the course, my opinion is that Commission Hero is not the right course for you. At least, not at this time.
Can You Use Free Traffic?
Yes, you can use free traffic... and I don't know about you, but free traffic is my favorite kind of traffic.
I've spent a lot of money on paid traffic myself. Facebook ads, Bing ads, Solo ads and a few others that turned out to be scams...
Actually, let me re-word that. I "wasted" money on paid traffic because I didn't find my "winner".
In part, it was because I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know how to target the right audience or how to put together a successful campaign. I ran out of money before I could make a profit and unfortunately, that's what happens to most people.
Commission Hero helps you with that, but it's NOT magic. You will spend a lot of money hustling people to your offers... but that doesn't mean they'll convert into sales.
Having gone down that "paid" traffic road before and as I mentioned, going broke in the process... I had no choice but to figure out how to get free traffic.
To be clear though, free traffic requires time and effort. It's only "free" as in "you don't have to buy it with a credit card". You do have to work for it though.
If you don't have a big enough budget for paid traffic but you still want to make money online, a strategy that drives loads of free traffic is what you need in order to get what you want.
Commission Hero is a "course", it's not a business in a box that provides you with everything. In addition to Facebook ads, you will also need some online tools to make it work.
You can't post affiliate links directly on Facebook, so you will need to send people to what are called landing pages. The most common software out there (and arguably the best) to create landing pages is called ClickFunnels, and it's also the one Robby recommends.
At $97 per month though, ClickFunnels is not free. He does go over some less expensive options but if you're completely new at this and your goal is to get up and running as soon as possible, ClickFunnels is your best choice.
Robby also recommends using Fiverr for your images and while Fiverr is relatively cheap, you can expect to pay a few bucks here as well.
One piece of the puzzle not mentioned in Commission Hero is email "list building" which is an important component of a successful sales funnel. You are paying for traffic after all, so it would be a shame to spend all of that money and never capture a list of leads.
To do that you need an email autoresponder which will set you back on average, $15 - $100 or more per month, depending on the size of your email list and the service provider you choose.
When you're just starting out, the entry-level plans offered by each company will do just fine.
Is There a Money Back Guarantee?
For most people, $997 is a big investment. What if Commission Hero doesn't work?
Can you get your money back?
You can, but it won't be any time soon. This is their official policy...
So, Commission Hero wants you to take the course and put it to the test for a full 12-months. If you don't get results in 12-months you can request a refund... but not before.
The catch of course is that you cannot try it for a couple weeks, forget about it for 11 and half months and then request a refund. You must put it to the test...
... and that means paying for Facebook advertising for 12 months.
I understand why Robby has chosen this policy. It's not ideal for everyone... but he also doesn't want "tire-kickers".
He want's serious people who are ready to build a serious online business. Not people who try it for a few weeks, fail to get results, give up and then go on social media and tell the world that Commission Hero doesn't work.
What I Like About Commission Hero
- Robby Blanchard is the real deal. Not only that, but he's unlike many "gurus" because he doesn't ONLY promote products in the make-money-online niche. Robby came from the fitness niche and he also makes money promoting products and services related to dating and relationships.
- A one-time payment for "complete" course and no crazy high-ticket upsells.
- Commission Hero is NOT a self-promoting sales funnel. You are learning to create your own campaigns in "any niche" you choose which is a nice change from the mountain of make-money-online systems that only teach you to promote the same system to other people, who then promote that same system to more people and so on...
What I Don't Like
- In my opinion it's a little pricey. It's not out of line with similar products, but if you're just getting started with limited resources... the cost of the product, the tools required to make it work, and paid traffic add up.
- No email marketing or list-building training.
- Paid traffic. I'm not saying you can't make money with paid traffic, but it's risky. If you're not careful (and extremely strategic about it), you might as well flush your money down the toilet.
- 12-month money back guarantee/success policy. I don't like it... but I get why Robby chose 12 months before considering refunds.
Where Do You Go From Here?
Commission Hero is a solid product from a legit guru... and the percentage of "real" gurus out there is small.
It's not for everyone though...
A lot of what's taught is great for beginners, such as how to set up your landing pages and place your affiliate links. More experienced online marketers can learn a ton from Robby's experience testing offers and images.
If you have the money, it's definitely worth considering.
But, the main sticking point here will be your budget. If you're stretching yourself thin just to pay the cost of Commission Hero, the additional expenses for tools and traffic will prevent you from taking action.
And if you can't take action, you can't make money.
If affordability is an issue but you still want to make money online and live the "laptop lifestyle", you do have options. A long-term approach that drives loads of free traffic is what you need to get what you want.
These are not "big" money earners, but if you've never made money online before they can be a good stepping stone to bigger things down the road... like building an online business.
I hope my Commission Hero review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with Commission Hero, please share in the comments section below.