Video is pretty hot these days, and there are a lot of courses out there that promise to show you how to make fat bank off of video. I’ll freely admit that I’m not really a fan of video marketing, but I’ll have to admit that it can be effective, and the proof of that is that nearly everyone has video on their sales pages these days.
The sales page for Tubeloom says the creator is someone named Charlotte White, a stay at home mom. She says you can earn $350-$500 per day by creating short, 2-3 minute videos, and that you won’t even need a camera or have to appear in the video yourself. That sounds interesting, so I thought I’d take a closer look. Is Tubeloom a scam?
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Read on for the full Tubeloom review.
Tubeloom is sold as a video training course, which means that the contents are delivered in the form of videos. I’m not at all a fan of video courses, as they often take an hour to explain something that could be written down in three pages of a PDF file. For that reason, I’m grateful that your purchase of Tubeloom also includes PDF transcripts of every video.
That means you can watch the videos if you like, or you can simply read the transcripts if you’re in a hurry. I found the transcripts to work just fine, and I was able to follow along quite easily.
The Tubeloom course is about creating YouTube videos to promote products as an affiliate, for which you can earn commissions if someone purchases them.
There’s a little bit of deception going on with Tubeloom, as the creator of the product is not “Charlotte White.” It appears that the product is actually the work of marketers Dean Henry and Gerald Soh, and they’re the ones who narrate the videos.
Tubeloom is sold with three upsells:
- Step-by-Step Riches $67
- Done for You Campaigns $47
- VIP Elite Mastermind $47
The Step-by-Step Riches upsell is a course where you see Dean Henry walking you through the process of creating the videos, step by step. Transcripts are included.
The Done for You Campaigns upsell consists of ready-made squeeze pages to help you build a mailing list and sell Clickbank products that have a reputation for selling well over a long period of time.
The VIP Elite Mastermind upsell gives you access to a special Facebook group that includes Dean and Gerald, as well as access to a free online strategy session.
The main Tubeloom course itself consists of nine videos, which run, on average, about five minutes each. In these videos, Gerald and Dean walk you through the process of creating relatively short YouTube videos that are designed to offer reviews of information products.
After a short introduction, you’ll be told how to choose a product to promote, along with some good ways to determine if a particular product is worth promoting. Then they’ll show you how to create a video to review it, including suggestions for creating an effective “review” even if you don’t have access to the product itself.
A big part of succeeding with YouTube videos is being able to get traffic to them, which is why a large portion of the Tubeloom course is devoted to helping you optimize your video on YouTube’s site in order to make sure that people who are looking for information about the product that you’re reviewing can find it.
Finally, Tubeloom includes a section about how to get traffic to the videos themselves. There are suggestions about how you can do this yourself as well as how you can outsource the work.
A bonus book included with your purchase of Tubeloom offers some suggestions as to how you can increase your profits, by slightly changing your approach in making your videos or choosing your products.
I liked the fact that each of the videos was fairly brief, as well as the inclusion of the PDF transcripts so I could skim the material, rather than having to watch the video. In addition, Dean and Gerald both speak English with an accent, so reading the transcripts can help you if you find them a bit hard to understand sometimes.
The first Tubeloom upsell, which gives you an “over the shoulder” look while Dean and Gerald create and upload these videos, will be a big help to anyone who isn’t overly familiar with creating and uploading YouTube videos. The video runs about 45 minutes and includes transcripts as well as a number of other bonus videos that show you other things you can do to make money with YouTube.
The “done for you” campaigns consist of squeeze pages for five different Clickbank products, along with instructions for how to integrate them into your autoresponder and a list of where you can find the affiliate links for the products. I didn’t find these to be very helpful, but they might have been better if they’d included prewritten email messages to send to your mailing list after they sign up at the provided squeeze pages.
Pros and Cons of Tubeloom
- This method is known to work
- Transcripts for the videos are included
- Details on actually creating the videos are a bit thin
- Narration in the videos can be hard to understand (though the transcripts help with this)
- Unnecessary upsells
Is Tubeloom a scam? No, it’s a training course that outlines a method of using YouTube to make money that is known to work. I found the course to be informative, though a bit simplistic. I’d have preferred that they devote more time to helping newbies actually create videos, rather than devoting most of the course to optimizing the videos after you upload them to YouTube.
The first two upsells are potentially useful, though I think they might have been a bit overpriced. The third one, the VIP Mastermind, is probably not necessary.
I rate Tubeloom as so-so. Some people will find it useful, and others may find that it doesn’t offer enough information.