When I started looking into Commission Breakthrough, a lot of the usual red flags appeared, especially when I looked at the sale’s page. Yes I though it was a scam before and I still think it is after carefully looking into it. What this program does, while unique is something that I find “parasitic” and would never recommend you do, not just because it probably won’t make you money, but because it’s just plain wrong from an ethical sense…
Commission Breakthrough in a nutshell:
It is a software program which helps you create a website and pushes you into buying a hosting service called Brainhost, with which I’m sure the owner of Commission Breakthrough is affiliated with (Bruce Kelly).
Then after you make a website, you learn to promote either Commission Breakthrough or other affiliate programs through niches, which are basically specific groups of people. Then comes the traffic amassing part. In order to have a functioning website that makes money, you need traffic and in Commission Breakthrough’s case, the way you learn to get it is pretty unique…
You learn to place links to your websites (which are going to be called feeder sites) on…drum roll…Wikipedia. Now in all my years doing online marketing, I’ve never seen a program actually utilize this website or this specific form of marketing. In fact, I’ve never even considered it until I started looking into Commission Breakthrough. That being said…it’s wrong in so many ways and I’ll explain why below.
How it works:
- You make a website.
- You then find a niche through a software tool and make your website focused on that niche.
- You then find Wikipedia pages to place links to your website on.
- The creator of program shows you how to “bypass” Wikipedia’s system to do this.
- The idea is that if many people visit Wikipedia pages, some of them may go back to your page and buy from you.
- That’s really the whole theory.
Notice I put the word bypass in quotes. This is because if you know anything about Wikipedia, you know they are 100% against people posting any form of advertising on their website. They even have people looking over links and content placed on their website to see if anyone is violating the rules.
This means the odds of your link being up for long is unlikely and if you get spotted, the odds of you being able to ever post on Wikipedia again are unlikely. So that pretty much defeats the purpose of even trying this strategy…
But the creator of Commission Breakthrough does warn about this and recommends you set up multiple IP addresses to get around it. So basically if one site link gets shut down, you go to another computer from another location (different IP) and re-do the whole strategy over.
This back n forth system is not only a waste of time, but the odds of the original idea working for long, if even at all are HIGHLY unlikely. If you think you can make an extraordinary amount of money through this strategy, you’re in for a big disappointment.
The moral issues with this…
It may be me, but this idea of basically using the popularity of Wikipedia to promote products and make money seems a bit wrong. The way I came to that conclusion is very simple:
I imagined myself in the place of someone who put in a lot of work writing up a Wikipedia page for the sole purpose of informing and helping people. What would happen if I noticed someone was using my hard work to further their financial agenda. I would be absolutely infuriated as would Wikipedia since their whole purpose is being a website that has NO advertising and just informs people. This is why I called the strategy used by Commission Breakthrough parasitic. And I stand by that.
- The odds of this strategy working are slim to none.
- There are 2 up sells you aren’t told about until you join the program ($97 + $197).
- You are pushed into buying a hosting program that the creator of Commission Breakthrough is affiliated with.
Final Rating: Commission Breakthrough
Red Flag (Scam)
1 out of 10 stars. Horrible score. I say it’s a scam. The strategy it uses is just wrong on so many levels. See my #1 recommendation that is actually legitimate.
You can usually tell the quality of a make money online program/product by just looking at their sale’s page. If they brag about the money you can/they make and don’t really explain what it’s all about, you can usually expect it to be an absolute scam.
With all the programs I’ve reviewed (50+ I believe) the ones which were scams shared this commonality between them. The idea behind sale’s pages which explain little but hype a lot is they make you WANT to find out what’s inside. Don’t fall for this emotion. It’s a fancy trick, but in most cases, it’s just that…a trick.
Now in regards to Commission Breakthrough, not only did it utilize the same approach to shady marketing in it’s sale’s page I just explained, but the product itself is just as shady if not more so. The strategy, even if it could work is just something I would never recommend to anyone, on the grounds of ethics. Granted, it’s an interesting strategy, that doesn’t mean it works or is good.
With that said, this program or ones like it are something you should stay away from. I always try to get people to understand these get rich quick schemes don’t exist and the only people who make money off them are the sales people pitching the idea to you! Understand that to succeed in this business, you need legitimate training to make it work and it can very well end up being very successful.
There is good news!
Apparently Commission Breakthrough is NO longer in business. I tried visiting the main website only to find that the service which hosted it, Clickbank, told me the program wasn’t a part of it due to one of a few reasons. I believe the main reason it’s not longer working is because it received too many complaints and refunds and this caused Clickbank to kick them off their service. Good riddance! I less scam in the world for us to worry about.