In this review, I am covering a brand new product called Commission Dragon, released in December 2017. I will give you my honest opinion about this training module.
This product promises to show you a newbie friendly method that will generate hundreds of dollar per day with minimal effort.
By using a mixture of PPC and free traffic sources, you will drive visitors to CPA (cost per action) offers in order to generate an easy daily income.
This claim may be slightly exaggerated, as you are about to find out, as I dig deep into this training programme.
Will it be as easy as they promise in the sales page? Is Commission Dragon a scam?
Keep reading to find out!
Avoid if possible. Low quality.
My Personal Experience
When I first joined this service I am greeted by a members area with 15+ videos in it. Each one takes you through each step of how to setup a PPC campaign in order to drive traffic to your CPA offers.
The videos themselves are quite hard to follow because the guy who is narrating, Pallab Ghosal, does not speak very clearly and I find it really hard understand what he is saying half the time. Perhaps it is just me?
I think the training is ok, but nothing more than that. I guess you get what you pay for - but more on that in a few minutes.
As I worked through the training material I get the sense that this is quite a thin product overall. You do get an introduction into the world of PPC advertising but nothing more. There is no in depth training here and as I neared the end of the mumbled videos Pallab yawns in his own videos! I guess he is boring himself as well!
In my opinion, this product is no more than an introduction. There is no in depth training here and the variety is not there either. Unless you are planning on promoting the exact product he is promoting then you will not gain anything because you cannot use this training to relate to any other keywords, products or split testing.
The tutorials are too short and thin to make is valuable to anyone who wants to sell any other product.
You are hit by one upsell after you join. I think I was presented with another but I am not sure if their sales page is optimized or not as I was presented with the same upsell twice, then redirected to a dead page... not quite sure what happened.
When I tried to go to www.commissiondragon.com, I am greeted by an unfinished template page with demo content in it, which does not fill me with confidence, and I had to add the.. /live extension to the URL to find the sales page.
The upsell in question offers you an upgraded package where you can receive lots of "done for you" campaigns, complete with images, keywords and email swipes etc, so you can increase your earnings.
I cannot see any value in this because all this means is that Dan Ashendorf and Pallab Ghosal are selling me keywords that are saturated and email swipes and images that are not unique to me. I will be targeting the same keyword with the same sales copy and the same images....
Why would I want to do that?
The training is, like I said previously, just ok. All the information within you can find online for free as it is not a secret method.
Each video is quite short and briefly skims across the topics at hand. For example:
You can easily spend 1 hour talking about how to target correct keywords. The training your given is 6 minutes long.
You are shown how to search for keywords and what the different number mean and you are told how many keywords to target per ad campaign. He very lightly talks about long tail keywords and targeting keyword for certain countries. That is basically all that is covered.
I find it funny that he uses Google to research his keywords. Pallab says, " The tools I always use, you know, I go to Google which is, in my opinion, the best way to research your keywords"......
Am I the only one who is puzzled by the fact that the training shows you how to target keywords in Bing Ads but he uses Google to see what the competition etc. is? Am I missing something?
Someone should probably tell Pallab that the results in Google are not the same as in Bing!
A Few Things I Did Not Like
Apart from what I already mentioned, there are a couple of things I noticed which I did not like. These things casts a shadow over the whole Internet Marketing world because there are so many people who do this to great effect.
This product is low quality, the authors know this and we know this. They do not necessarily make a lot of money because most people will ask for a refund and they will give it to you no questions asked.
This is where things get grey for me because that is the sole reason they make these products. To get you in the members area, because that is where they earn their money!
If you join Bing Ads using their coupons, so you get free ad credit, they get paid a commission from Bing Ads. Even the fact that you have to pay for these coupons via Skype from "some guy" - which in itself is so backhanded and dodgy - is just a joke.
Would you hand over money and you card details to some random person on Skype? NO!
So, regardless if you ask for a refund for the initial product, Dan and Pallab have made their commissions on you already. They do not care if the training is working or not. They will happily refund you.
They also have other products on the bottom of the page, from which they receive commission if you buy.
Is this method legitimate?
Yes, there is nothing illegal or questionable going on apart from the Skype thing. You can use this training without question. However, it is the quality of the training I am putting into question here.
Using methods like this are commonplace and many people make a colossal amount of money but not by promoting the products mentioned in Commission Dragon. Which brings me to my next point, will you actually make any money?
Will You Make Money?
If you were to copy the training mentioned here and try your hand at PPC advertising then you would probably lose money.
As I mention in the video at the top of this post. If you are paying $0.50+ per click in your campaigns but the offer you are trying to convert only pays out $1.50 per lead, your conversion rate has to be huge to turn a profit!
If you "google" terms such as:
- "What is the average conversion rate of CPA offer?"
- "CPA offers conversion rates."
You will quickly get a very good feel for what a real conversion rate is, it is not 50% and up...
My Overall Opinion
I feel that if you choose to buy Commission Dragon, then you need to be careful. Sure it is an average introduction into the world of sales funnels, PPC campaigns, conversion rates and everything that comes along with it.
However, the training is thin and you do get what you pay for here. You will be given a wrong impression of what it takes to create a successful ad campaign and I think there is a reasonable chance you could lose money, should you choose to follow their advice.
Have you had any experience using Commission Dragon? What are your thoughts? Please do leave a comment below!