Commission Gorilla – Is it worth it?
Is this another tool aimed at marketers to actually help them with their marketing efforts, or just one of many tools out there?
You may be surprised to know it’s better than I thought.
Disclaimer: I have two – one at the bottom of the page (please take a look) and this one:
I have the product and one of it’s upsells. So this is an honest review.
You can also click through on the banner below to take a look at the working bonus page created with Commission Gorilla.
The bonus page is hosted by CG.
(Note: If you want full screen, play the video and then just click the small square at the bottom right hand corner of the video).
Many affiliates know that offering a bonus alongside any promotion can potentially generate bigger commissions by getting more sales.
That’s pretty simple and straightforward and it works.
You may have seen this yourself when you have looked at products being offered via affiliates. The bigger their bonus, the more you may be interested in buying through their link.
Some of the more savvy marketers take it one step further and offer additional bonuses if you buy the upsells. Very clever!
This may be the case but sometimes it can be a chore creating a bonus page.
If you want to do it right, this takes time, skills or money. Not everyone has the resources to create the sort of professional bonus pages that boost conversions.
You have a choice, you can outsource the page creation or do it yourself. Outsourcing takes your money and the their time. Doing it yourself take your time and money.
Does Commission Gorilla fill that gap between less skills, time and money needed to creating bonus pages?
In a nutshell – Yes.
Commission Gorilla, is a clever app that literally makes it “drag and drop” easy to create professional lokking bonus offer pages, delivery pages and – other pages for your site to be frank.
Let me give you a quick rundown of the features:
It has a WYSIWYG editor.
You don’t need to know a thing about coding or design. You do actually need to know a little bit about design to get your page looking as good as it can.
All you have to do is point and click your mouse to create your bonus pages.
You can drag in images, insert videos and even create custom, call to action buttons. It is quite easy to create pages using Commission Gorilla.
It has a Bonus library.
If you are an active affiliate you tend to reuse bonuses that you have put together for previous campaigns. That can be a bit of a pain to keep creating these bonuses, especially if you have to create different bonuses for the different types of products you may promote.
You’d need different bonuses for;
- Video products
- List Building products
- Affiliate products
- SEO products
I must admit this app does make this easy.
The app lets you store and build bonus “blocks” inside bonus library. You can just drag and drop these bonuses into your bonus pages.
It has free hosting as it is SaaS.
This is a big advantage if you don’t have a website? Commission Gorilla will host your bonus offer pages for you at no additional charge.
The downside, if the server goes down you may not be able to gain access to the pages you have built. But, in my experience, downtime duration is usually quite short for these types of apps as they tend to have a good support team behind them.
If you do have your own website you can upload your pages directly to your site. You even get a plugin to make uploading pages to a WordPress easier as you don’t have to fiddle about with html.
Automated bonus delivery.
When you create your bonus page, Commission Gorilla creates your delivery page at the same time.
Once you create a bonus page, you can easily clone your pages and change it to quickly enable you to use it for another offer you promote.
You can just swap the bonus offers to suit the product you are promoting.
You have the ability to track your pages performance and whether they are converting well or not.
You can share your page with the built in social share buttons.
If you opt for Commission Gorilla Pro, you get even more features to make the most of your traffic and increase your conversion rates.
Commission Gorilla is definitely designed with marketers in mind.
No matter what your skill level or background, you can easily create bonus pages and it really is drag and drop.
You can also use it to create bonuses, coupons or other special offers for your online or offline business. It is flexible enough to create contest pages, lead pages and more.
Sales Page Bypass – sneaky but clever.
One feature I really like is the sneaky sales page bypass (it is quite an expensive upsell though).
What does this do? It allows you to promote the affiliate offer and rather than going through to the vendors sales page, it allows you to directly link to the cart.
Why is this a good thing? If the sales page is lousy but the product is a good product, it may not convert for you.
However, if your promotion is a really good promotion with a good looking page – like the ones built by CG – your prospect can hit the buy button and go straight to the checkout.
Is the upsell worth it? – that’s up to you to decide.
If you are intending to do lots of affiliate promotions it may be a good investment for you.
There is another upsell for 25 bonuses for immediate use in your campaigns and another 2 delivered to you every month for a year.
You don’t need any design skills.
You don’t need a big budget to hire a designer.
You don’t need to know any code.
And if you choose the Pro option, you get access to some additional bonuses for your personal use.
There is also the upsell for the pack of ready made bonuses and don’t forget the sneaky bypass!
So what is my personal opinion?
I have the product and I have used it and it is really simple to use – easier than I thought.
What I really like is that you have a done for you bonus page in there already if you want to promote Commission Gorilla yourself.
Navigation is easy and, to be honest, it’s fairly straightforward and you don’t really need to watch the tutorials to get going.
It really is a fast and easy way to get bonus pages up and running.
I would recommend the 25 done for you bonuses as this will make your life a lot easier if you want to put a bonus page together quickly.
My ethical disclaimer:
I am an affiliate for CG, and as stated above I do have the product so this review is based on fact and my personal opinion.
If you are interested in buying Commission Gorilla, I’d appreciate it if you bought through my link. This helps me pay for hosting which helps me to honestly review products for you – win-win.
I have also used the “review” article especially created for affiliates. Why? Because it does reflect the product quite well and is congruent with my opinion of it.
I have, however, removed all the “hype” from the text and given you my honest appraisal. I have also added a lot of my own thoughts to this review based on the product and my personal opinion of it..
I have used the clone feature and it’s very good – I’m quite impressed with it actually.
I was in two minds whether to buy the product to be honest but I relented and I’m glad I did..
You can click on the link and take a look.
If the product is suitable for you at your stage in your internet marketing career, buy it, if not, don’t.
That being said – the choice is yours.
I wish you all the best.