For months I’ve seen ads on Facebook with Robert Kyosaki showcasing the No Product Blueprint and today I finally got a chance to read the eBook, and in this review would like to share what this 45 page eBook teaches you.
A quick summary and review of the No Product Blueprint:
Who wrote the No Product Blueprint?
Anik Singal. You do see Robert Kyosaki on the front page, but Anik’s the one who wrote it. He’s a famous online marketer who deals with affiliate marketing and email marketing training, most of which you can find in his Lurn program.
How much does No Product Blueprint cost?
It’s free, if you can actually find it.
I say this because normally, you have to watch a webinar by Anik to get this and his other eBooks (there’s others like this yes) and in this case, I didn’t get it. What I had to do was find it for free on Scribd.com
What is No Product Blueprint about? Here’s a summary:
It’s a 45 page eBook that talks about affiliate marketing and how this is the way to build a successful online business without owning a product.
Through affiliate marketing you promote other people’s products without having to own it and this eBook runs you through the various offers, affiliate networks and methods by which you can promote such products and build an online business in the process.
It also happens to be how I do online business and I have to say, this eBook touches upon a lot of good points, so in most cases, I agreed with what I read.
My rating for No Product Blueprint: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Do I recommend it? Yeah its pretty good.
Because I’ve read other eBooks by Anik, I am familiar with what he preaches, which is usually the same stuff across all his eBooks (do affiliate marketing and do it through email marketing basically). But I have to say, in spite of the same messaging, the eBook is pretty informative, even for me and I do believe there is value.
However, what this eBook does lead into is Anik’s main product which is Email Startup Incubator and even though it’s legit, I personally believe there’s better ways to build an affiliate marketing business than through this (and cheaper).
A full summary of No Product Blueprint (AKA The Invisible Entrepreneur):
Again, the eBook is 45 pages long and Robert Kyosaki writes the first page of the eBook where he introduces people to affiliate marketing, Anik Singal and how he’s going to teach you his methods.
2) A summary of Anik’s story and affiliate marketing:
This leads into the whole story of Anik and his recommendation to get into affiliate marketing as it’s one of the best online business models to date, and that you can promote anything without having to own it (thus the “no product blueprint” part).
3) The eBook continues to explain how affiliate marketing works and gets into niches.
First however, it explains the 3 main topics (not niches) to consider which are health, wealth and love and then breaks down those 3 niches by offering people 25 specific and popular niches they recommend.
They do also mention that this is their recommendation and that there’s many more options and you should choose based on your passions (which is totally true), but most of the niches they give examples of are pretty good. In fact, let me share my own:
- Here are evergreen niches (five of them).
- Here are 10 high ticket niches.
- Here are micro niches (excellent for getting faster sales, with little to no competition).
- Here are specific outdoor niches.
That will at least give you 27 profitable niches to consider as examples.
4) From that point, the eBook moves into explaining 4 types of affiliate offers people should consider.
Here are the examples:
- CPA offers (you promote trials and memberships for commissions).
- High ticket affiliate commissions (you make big money off each affiliate sale).
- Promoting digital courses (stuff you find on Clickbank for example).
- Promoting physical products like being an Amazon Affiliate.
With the exception of CPA offers, I’ve promoted affiliate offers across the other 3 methods and done pretty well with it (see my affiliate income reports).
There is also a section of this chapter that talks about affiliate networks. I’ve included a link to 7 very popular ones for you to consider.
5) From there, the eBook moves into explaining 7 different ways to generate traffic online to promote affiliate products.
I won’t get into all of them, but there are several options I liked:
- Blogging (guest blogging too).
- Doing YouTube affiliate marketing.
- Paid ads (this is known as pay per click affiliate marketing in this case).
- Email marketing (profitable but advanced).
6) And finally, the eBook concludes with email marketing and why Anik believes it to be the best option for affiliate marketing.
Basically with email marketing, you use one of the 7 methods (or multiple options) to drive traffic to a specific page to collect their email. Then you send them followup emails now and in the future to buy what you’re offering.
This is indeed a good way to make a passive affiliate income, and Anik provides mention of his main program in Lurn which teaches it which is called Email Startup Incubator which I did a review on already, but in my opinion it is a bit advanced and requires other methods to work, such as paid ads.
Email marketing works and is recommended (later) for affiliate marketers in my opinion.
Conclusions on No Product Blueprint:
It’s a solid eBook, although short. Here are a few others by Anik you may want to consider reading:
But overall, these eBooks all drive home the idea of doing email marketing and buying Anik’s program to teach you it. I’m a fan of alternative methods like using the Wealthy Affiliate program to learn affiliate marketing without spending a ton and then later doing the email thing.
I’ve built my affiliate business across different areas, and while email marketing was at one point a good earner for me, I stick to blogging as my main driver of sales and recommend it for beginners. Fortunately, this is what Wealthy Affiliate teaches in it’s initial training (and it does teach the other methods later too).