My First Impressions
If you have anything to do with online and/or affiliate marketing, you have probably heard about the application by Simon Hodgkinson & Jeremy Gislason called Commission Gorilla. I’m a little late to the launch party: in fact I have completely missed it!
I picked up Commission Gorilla Pro Lifetime and have been working my way through the very well designed application since. While I have not have much incentive to actually use the system, I thought I’d pass on my first impression.
First, for those who prefer a video to text, watch the official review video below. I was going to record my own video review, but as the official review video covers everything you may need to know, I decided to use this instead:
For those who prefer to read, this is my personal review.
Why Offer Your Own Bonuses?
Unless you are very new to internet marketing or online selling, you should already know that offering bonuses can generate more sales and earn you more commissions. This can be as much as five times as much money when you offer bonuses!
However, offering bonuses is only part of the process. After you have gathered or created your bonuses, you need to create your bonus page for each product. This can take a lot of your time, or money if you outsource. Enter Commission Gorilla.
What is Commission Gorilla?
In a nutshell, Commission Gorilla is an online only application which helps you to easily create bonus pages for launches and products. If that was all it did, that would be well worth the cost. But Commission Gorilla goes beyond that. Way beyond that. Commission Gorilla currently has the following features:
- Point and click simple WYSIWYG editor.
You don’t need to know a thing about coding or design. All you have to do is point and click your mouse to create beautiful, high-converting bonus pages. You can drag in images, insert videos and even create custom, high-impact call to action buttons. You won’t find an easier way to create promo pages!
- Bonus library.
If you’re like a lot of affiliates, you tend to reuse bonuses. This software makes it easily add your bonuses to your promo pages. The system lets you build and store bonus building blocks inside the bonus library. Then you can just drag and drop these bonuses into your bonus pages. The more you use Commission Gorilla, the faster you’ll be able to create pages – especially if you use the bonus library!
- Free hosting.
Don’t have a website? No problem. Commission Gorilla will host your bonus offer pages at no charge. Or you can opt to upload them directly to your site. Commission Gorilla even includes a plugin to make uploading pages to a WordPress site a breeze.
- Automated bonus delivery.
When you create your bonus page, Commission Gorilla creates your delivery page at the same time. You can even drag and drop in pre-written text to create pages even faster. What a huge time saver, which means a lot during a fast-moving product launch!
- Clone feature.
Once you create a high-performing promotion page, then all you have to do is click your mouse to clone the page, tweak it for another offer, and your bonus page will be ready in minutes (rather than hours). It’s so easy and fast!
- Dashboard stats.
As soon as you log into Commission Gorilla, you’ll be able to track your high-performing pages with just a glance by looking at the built-in stats. No more guessing at what works – now you’ll know for sure!
- Social share buttons.
Promoting your new bonus page is easy – just use the built-in social share buttons! You can build your page, promote it, and go enjoy the rest of your day. Plus you can even drag and drop social share buttons into your bonus pages for your visitors to use!
- Pro features.
If you opt for Commission Gorilla Pro, you get even more features to make the most of your traffic and increase your conversion rates. This includes attention bars, exit pop-ups and countdown timers. You’ll even get a package of “done for you” bonuses to use during your very next promotion!
What Does This Mean For The Affiliate Marketer?
You get an application that takes away a lot of the pain points of being an affiliate or online marketer. You don’t have to worry about designing your bonus page. Simply drag and drop the necessary elements, add your text and images, put in your affiliate links and you are done.
You do not even have to have a website – Commission Gorilla will host your pages for you, including the automatically generated download pages! Now you can add some social sharing buttons to the page, promote your bonus page and let your followers do some of the hard work.
With all the presentation hard work mostly done for you, you can work on making the best bonuses you can. Remember, the better your bonus, the more sales you could make!
As Commission Gorilla is designed by marketers for marketers, it has most of the features we need. I say most, because even with my limited experience of affiliate marketing there are a couple of missing features that will hopefully be redressed.
Not Just For Affiliates!
While Commission Gorilla is certainly fantastic for creating bonus pages for other people’s products, you can most certainly use it to create bonus pages for your own products and services as well. Now you can create bonuses pages, coupons or other special offer pages for your entire business.
What About The OTOs?
There are some One Time Offers which enhance an already excellent package. Unlike some recent launches you do not need to get the OTOs as the main Commission Gorilla product is complete within itself. The OTOs are:
- OTO 1:
25 Instant Bonuses to add to your bonus pages. These are very well designed bonuses to get you started. Plus you get an extra 2 packages each month for the next twelve months. This adds up to 49 bonuses you can use on your pages.
- OTO 1 Downsell:
If you decide not to get OTO 1, you can opt for just the 25 instant bonuses without the extra 2 per month at a reduced rate.
- OTO 2:
Bypass Sales Pages. If you know of a product that is very good but has a weak sales page, you can legally bypass the products sales page and send your visitors directly to the payment link.
- OTO 3:
10 Done For You websites. You need something to promote, right? These done for you websites are proven to convert very well and are set up for you.
Commission Gorilla Pros & Cons
As with all things, there are always some good and some not so good points.
- Easy to use.
- Create and save your own bonuses.
- Track and monitor performance.
- Integrated with JVZoo and ClickBank for bonus delivery (more coming soon).
- Helpful tutorial videos.
- They host your pages so you don’t have to.
- Download bonus pages if you want to self host.
are two main downsides is one main downside to Commission Gorilla which I’m sure will be addressed at some point.
- No Split Testing.
No Mobile Ready Pages.
Okay, the pages are already mobile friendly! I checked before writing this review and my phone had side scrolling. I contacted support asking if this would be addressed in a future update. Support answered very quickly and politely and pointed out they already are. I re-visited the same page and this time the page had no side scrolling. Not sure what went wrong the first time, probably some sort of internet hiccup.
As you have probably guessed from this review, I think Commission Gorilla is a fantastic bonus page creation application. If you are promoting anything then it will serve you well. If you have not picked up your copy yet or want to see a Commission Gorilla bonus page in action, simply click the button below.