Price: Completely free program to join and you can promote products from there for free. You can also purchase the products on their marketplace.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 10 stars. The actual network itself is legit. However, there are many low quality products being sold and advertised on it and I will explore that including if it’s worth doing business through this network.
What exactly is JVZoo?
It is a gigantic network where you will find a plethora of mainly digital products being sold, all pertaining to the make money online industry. To date, this network is arguably the biggest when it comes to how many products it sells in this market.
There are many pros to being involved with this place:
-It is extremely popular to create make money related programs/systems and products and put them on this site.
-It gives you access to tons of affiliates who will promote the products you put on the network with a done for you software system in place to compensate them and you for each purchase (no need to be a professional software engineer, this network handles that technical stuff for you).
-It provides an excellent way for people to make money, both as vendors (product creators) and affiliates (the people who promote the vendor’s product/s:
-Many commissions are recurring which can provide a stable income for affiliates/vendors.
-A lot of big time marketers use this place to make a lot of money, mainly because they have large networks of followers and affiliates working for them. Many of these people create multiple products, release them on the JVZoo market place and let their affiliates know that they did this so they can start promoting it for them.
But there are also big cons:
-There are MANY bad programs and systems being sold, at least from a point of a view of a marketer like myself. I know what systems and tactics work to make money online and often times I encounter and review a lot of bad systems, many of which come straight out of this network.
-The support could be better. Much better in fact. If you have an issue with a product you purchased from JVZoo, you can’t contact some personnel inside the actual network, you have to contact the owner of the product you purchased it from instead. I have often had issues with the products I’ve purchased there and it wasn’t always easy to connect to the owner, and since I can’t connect to JVZoo directly, that leaves me having to dispute some charges:
-This network could do a better job filtering out the programs it allows to do business within it’s network. To put it into perspective, I’ve purchased well over 30 products and systems (to review) and about 80% of them were bad, the other 15% were OK, while only 5% were good. This is actually normal as in this industry, it’s common to see a lot of garbage and few good systems.
-There’s no reviews type system in place so people can see if what they’re getting is good or not. A lot of the bad programs are purchased by many people who then end up getting their potential businesses ruined because they followed bad advice.
-There are many “serial” marketers on this program who create and put up one bad program after another, but because they know how to hype up the system and create a good compensation for their affiliates, they keep getting away with it. I won’t name anyone in particular, but usually when I see a serial product creator release something new to JVZoo, I tend to look at the product with a very skeptical eye.
Should you buy products from JVZoo?
If you know how to filter out what’s a good program and what’s a bad program, then sure. But if you’re new to making money online, you may not be able to figure this out and may find yourself be taken for a lot of money by the plethora of systems and programs out there which are associated with this network (it’s not the network that’s bad, it’s the system, but the network is not really doing anything about it) who are great at making incredible sounding sales pages to make you believe that their system is going to make you rich (it won’t most of the time).
Should you create and put up products on JVZoo?
This is a great question and I would say yes, but you would need to first be an experienced marketer who knows how to create a system/product and then think about going to this network to deliver it to the masses of affiliates and potential buyers out there.
Even in that case though, I would suggest Clickbank instead. I find they are the next level when it comes to JVZoo, especially since they actually have a central customer support system in place, meaning that as a vendor (a legitimate one I hope!), you will have less stress to worry about dealing with customer support questions.
What about as an affiliate? Should you promote anything on JVZoo? A better option exists:
Again, the answer is, if you can distinguish the good products from the bad, then yes, you can. But this is often misunderstood as affiliates tend not to look at the quality of a product, but more so, it’s affiliate commission potential and this leads them to often promote an otherwise bad program with good intentions.
My personal opinion is if you want, as an affiliate to promote GREAT make money online opportunities and programs, then you need to promote Wealthy Affiliate, (more info on it below).
It’s a system that has one of the highest retention rates I have ever seen/promoted through as well as one of the most legitimate opportunities ever, for a great price instead of anything you’ll find on JVZoo or other programs.
Final Rating: JVZoo.
4 out of 10 stars. As a whole, the program is legit, but it’s lack of proper “vetting” leads to too many sleazy people making poor quality programs and selling them to people who think they are great opportunities and this is damaging the network’s reputation. Furthermore, the support needs to improve, a lot. From an affiliate, vendor perspective, you will get paid honestly if you do business with this network.
My final thoughts: Want to be a successful affiliate? Promote this program instead:
Since JVZoo has too many unknowns in terms of programs that may not be so good, and if you’re the type of marketer who wishes to promote 100% legitimate programs, get paid a good recurring income from it, then there’s really nothing better than Wealthy Affiliate.
I constantly look for new programs to potentially promote and this one is still levels higher than anything else. It is an all in one training system that I personally learned from to create a very good online business and in turn, decided to let other people know it, namely you guys reading this now.
Here’s some details about it’s promotional opportunities:
-Members get many free websites to create on the network.
-Massive support + training offered to keep people inside the network.
-Average retention rates (typical stay times) are 7 months.
-Yearly commissions are $175 per sale, each year.
-Every year, during Black Friday, a 6 day sale takes place where people can buy yearly memberships for less and earn affiliates $130 per sale. If you refer someone into the program before, and Black Friday comes up and they purchase the offer, you get that commission, year after year as long as they keep renewing. It’s literally a whole other income on top of the $23.50 monthly one.
-You can refer (as well as join) for free. The only “downside” is that you have to be a paid member of the program to take advantage of these perks I listed above, but with the free bonuses all paid members get (free hosting, SSL, support, protection, training, ect…), that price is ridiculously small compared to the overwhelming value this program delivers.
-People who join the program are NOT forced to promote the program (Huge downside to JVZoo products), they can create their own business in ANY niche market, a HUGE open ended potential you can leverage in your promotion of the system.
-If you are a new person to the internet world, you can and should join this network, not just for it’s promotional opportunity by for the education it gives you. They taught me how to do everything in this industry successfully.
-A bootcamp course is included inside the program to help anyone promote this system to others.
Here’s some commission stats from this program (my personal results):
Those are my real stats.
While I started this review off about JVZoo, there are huge parts to this network that can be improved upon, and as an affiliate who wishes to promote a good system, you may have a tough time finding a good program that will keep people paying.
And as someone who is new, you may have a hard time finding a system that will work for you to make money online with.
Wealthy Affiliate solves both those problems (among other potential ones) with it’s awesome network and opportunity and helps both parties out immensely. I would strongly recommend joining it whether you’re already a successful/or not successful affiliate or JUST getting into the business of internet marketing.
They’ll teach you to make it in the business and they will also offer you an awesome way to make money with them as well. Highly recommend program above JVZoo (or any others).