One Minute Commissions – Honest Review & Demo

I wasn’t planning on doing this today, but I got sucked into a VERY compelling sales video… and the rest is history 😉

I don’t blame anyone for creating a persuasive video. I make them for my products, and I teach others to do the same. The problem is when they’re misleading (or if they’re so ambiguous that you can’t figure out what the product’s really about).

The product I am reviewing today is called One Minute Commissions, by Mike Auton. The name on the product is Rebecca Roberts, but from what I understand from the JV invitations I’ve seen, that’s basically a pen name for the actress/spokeswoman.

The product pitch made some very bold income claims, but what appealed to me the most was its apparent ease of use. It sounded exactly like the type of product that would be useful to many of my subscribers. So I went ahead and bought it for $46.00 so I could review it.

The payment processor is ClickSure, and it was my first time encountering them. It appears that they are attempting to compete with ClickBank, so I went ahead and signed up for an affiliate account too; perhaps I can report more about them later. It seems they are UK-based, and just entering the business. My credit card company called me within one minute of placing my order, to ask if it was fraudulent.

After ordering, I was taken into the upsell flow (aka One Time Offer), which is to be expected. Again, I have no problem with upsells. I do them myself, and I teach it as an effective marketing strategy. One of my recent launches contained the most aggressive upsell flow I’ve ever attempted, with multiple upsells, and it worked very well.

One Minute Commissions had a total of 5 upsell/downsell pages. My only problem with them was that the “No Thanks” link was hidden for a period of time to force you to watch part of the video on 3 of the pages. Other than that, the upsells seemed pretty typical and they did seem to be fitting with the main product (upsale for “Pro” version, etc.). I did not purchase any of the upsells.

The members area is well laid out, and easy to navigate. No problems there.

The training videos were very basic, but adequate. I had some problems playing the MP4 videos in my browser, so if you do purchase the product, I’d recommend doing a right-click and downloading the videos rather than streaming them in your browser.

The software itself (web based) is simple to use. It takes only a few minutes to employ the method, and I did not encounter any real problems while using it.

Here is a demo of me actually using this product (allow a moment for the video to load):

The software generates videos to promote ClickBank products (or Amazon products using their bonus software).

Those videos are then to be uploaded to YouTube, and traffic is to be obtained from organic Google results.

In theory, it’s a good idea. YouTube videos CAN be a great way to obtain Google rankings.

Unfortunately, the videos generated by this software are very spammy. They’re about 20 seconds long, and consist of one static image, with a random bit of background music.

This provides absolutely ZERO value to the end user, which means users of this software are basically spamming YouTube with these videos, and thus spamming Google with useless search results.

I’d be willing to bet that YouTube/Google will crack down on this practice, thus ensuring that it’s not a good long term strategy.

Therefore I do not recommend this product.

Here’s the good news…

With just a LITTLE more effort, you can use this strategy in an ethical and effective manner. Instead of using this auto-generator software, just get yourself some screen capture software (I recommend Camtasia, but there are free options like Camstudio).

Then for each product you want to promote, create a short review or commentary while you peruse the product and/or sales letter for that product. This way you’re actually providing something of value to the people who are searching for those products.

As always, you are welcome to leave your comments below.

Have a great day!

247 comments on “One Minute Commissions – Honest Review & Demo

  1. Debbie

    Thanks, Eric, for this review. It is most helpful and confirmed what I suspected about this product.

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  2. Hendrik

    Hi Eric,
    Allow me to add my name to the numerous others who have thanked you for your review. Not only your review, but also a number of the comments have been an education. Unfortunately, there are too many comments to read them all in one sitting.

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  3. Eric Post author

    I use camtasia. The reason they stream so well is the small file size. I aim for less than 1mb per minute. With screen capture videos, there’s not a lot of action, so the secret is to export at only 5fps (if using SWF) or a low bitrate (in MP4). And the audio is highly compressed too… MP3 mono 32kbps

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  4. Gerrie

    Eric,
    Thank You – this is much appreciated. Not only have you save me time and money but also the disappointment. In addition, much thanks for “good news” tip.

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  5. Robert Lynch

    Thanks Eric for another great report, explained very well. Interested in the Camtasia software, have been using other options for a long time, however it appears this is the one of choice.
    Regards,
    Robert

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  6. Pete Moring

    Hi Eric.
    It seems to be useless Spam and useless product season at the moment.
    Recently I bought three WSO’s through JV Zoo. They were WordPress plugins Covert action bar, pop-up Deluxe & Covert Messenger.
    Only covert action bar worked for me. Covert Messenger locked me out of my website admin area (not good).
    I tried in vein to deal with their help desk. they send you down blind allies and then don’t return your E-mails 🙁

    Now JV Zoo seem to be everywhere at present with a growing number of affiliates drowning our inboxes. That’s fine if the plugins work, but what a nightmare if they’re no good.

    Just saying – Pete 🙂

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  7. BoB O

    Eric,

    First of all, Thanks for this incredibly honest review, i’m glad that I tripped over it. Hope you’ll add me to your list.

    Quick story. Got a fascinating and well written email from a typical marketer. It included a hyperlink text: “Can you test this out for me?” followed by: “It’s not hard at all and you’ll be getting paid at the same time – so it’s a win-win for you.” The link took me to the “One Minute Commissions” video landing page.

    I’d heard about “One Minute Commissions” before, but had never checked it out. After watching the video, Google was the next stop to search for reviews. Fortunately, I kept going a few pages (the page and half of results were ALL affiliate pages. Found you on page three of the results, had no idea that’s where google hid the gold.

    Thanks again for your valuable contribution, saved me a bundle of time as I wrote in my journal. I’ll be checking your blog regularly when I need a product review.

    BoB O

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  8. justyusri

    just watched your demo (and your comment/review)using this one minute commissions product. in short, your honesty touched my heart..and it is still the best policy.

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  9. Gem

    Do you have a lesson # for “making your own”, showing about the links etc. Or just an instruction on creating this.

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  10. David

    Eric,

    yes i would not get this at all and spam is not good at all thanks

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  11. kapush

    Thank you Eric. I was planning to do a review but now I see there isn’t any need for that. I’ll just forward people to your article.
    I was especially put off by this product because of the extra honest way they represented this piece of sh*t. In any case it is all about keywords, and instead of opening a website or blog and writing articles, it is always good to post meaningful videos after you have done your keyword research. That way you can actually hope to generate a decent income with zero investment.
    It might be possible to make a little bit of money with this system using the gravity rule they mention, but ten thousand dollars a day climbing up to thirty plus??? Right !

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  12. Roman

    Eric,

    Thanks for saving my money from buying this junk push button software

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  13. paul

    I thought affiliate links were not allowed on youtube, can u please clarify this because i was told by a TC that i would be banned from youtube

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  14. Thomas

    HI: everyone i bought the one minute commission and after i did that saw Eric video hope can get my money back

    Reply
  15. janice

    I bought OMC few days ago and what dissapointed was that I can’t play the videos created from the software and unable to be supported by Youtube..it was AVI file by right shouldn’t have any problem with it ,coz i have no problem playing or upload other AVi file to Youtube…I sent support ticket to ask for help and have been no response for 4 days so far beside those automated reply mail…and after seeing this review I think it is a right decision to opt for REFUND!

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  16. kheyrosa

    Thanks Eric for saving me from purchasing One Minute Commission. I will unsubscribe from their email list.

    Do you have an existing review about Google Sniper 2 from George Brown. I’ve read good feedback about it on Warrior Forum, but I’d like to know your thoughts about it.

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  17. Stefan

    Hi Eric,
    Thanks a lot for the honest review, you are truly a superstar. I wasn’t going to buy that product anyway because it seemed to good to be true but to find a honest review of these kind of products is refreshing.
    Hopefully you saved a few unhappy souls from spending their hard earned cash on bogus products..

    I also linked to your review from my site, and i hope you are fine with that.

    Have a great week

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  18. Peter

    As one or two contributors have already said, it rather looks like the author is selling this thru’ Clicksure because it is too close to the edge even for Clickbank. Also CB might have taken a too close look at the ‘live’ demo of the many thousands of dollars supposedly piling up in the CB account. I’m not sure how you would go about faking that but it must be possible.

    I had a look around at some forums where people were discussing YouTube marketing (spamming, for the most part) and it seems that these types of ‘contribution’ are already being removed by YouTube and de-listed by Google on a broad front. If the simple ‘generator’ script looks half-baked it may be because the author knew he couldn’t delay getting this junk ‘out there’, or that particular game would be over before the launch ended.

    Thanks for your honesty and integrity, and I’ll be signing up for more of your stuff as soon as I’m done with this!

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  19. Jim

    Thanks for the great and honest review. I’d have to agree with you 100%. This is a good concept, but the “videos”(I use the term loosely)are ridiculous and totally worthless.

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  20. caleb

    what were those similar products that produced that were supposed to be produced called?

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  21. John Strazza

    I bought the product too .. and I’m glad I found this review .. especially when you explained the 12 video limit (which I asked One Minute Commissions about and got an unsatisfactory answer.) I wanted to like it too .. I guess if you add a voice over and more text to the description that would help .. But you are right, just do it yourself and make quality content instead .. thanks for your insight.

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  22. Garry

    Hey Eric, Thanks for the review. I have been researching this program for couple days trying to find a review that didn’t have a link to the sales page, in other words not promoting the product. I was about to buy when I found your tips site. Have signed up and look forward to future tips and advice on IM. I’m still very new to this arena and am looking for a product that works long term. I have no problem working a system, but don’t want to waste my time. Thanks again

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  23. Micah

    Hello Paul,

    YouTube has changed their terms a number of times in recent years. Here’s their latest terms and conditions:
    http://www.youtube.com/static?gl=US&template=terms

    It appears that they are not against using YouTube to promote your business and products, but not in any way that is spammy.

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  24. Tommy

    thank you for that. It even happens to the pro’s, huh? This seems to
    be a problem in internet market. They put out products that have
    are not ready for the marketplace. And they ruin it for the guy’s who
    really have there stuff together.
    Thanks, Eric.
    Tom

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  25. Gunter Kraus

    I have a couple of ideas that I have been playing around with for a long time. I just viewed your video entitled lesson 20. The two ideas that I have are Online accounting services and Health and safety auditing and consulting services.

    Which one should I go with.

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  26. Murtuza

    Hi Eric,
    My name is Murtuza and from India…And this is the first time i am commenting on someones blog or information site,so you can imagine how many of them i have been viewing in the past,lol,jokes apart,just a year and a half ago,i started looking for online earning opportunity and i agree with most of the people who commented that its an Information overload, whether its a newbie or an average IM.Now i came across your site through warrior forum reading reviews for one minute commissions crappy software,believe me eric currently i am so desperate to earn as i am broke with my savings as i was about to buy that software thinking of making handsome money and ofcourse on long term basis.But the moment i read your review and also the number of comments that you receive on your blogs are highly commendable,eric, i am so amazed about your way of explaining a content or a topic which has selfless motive,which is why i subscribed to your newletter.I am looking forward to earn some money eric honestly i am so confused with so many options and methods that i feel i should take up a job again.Anyways i want to know that inorder to read your lessons do i have to visit your site url? or it gets delievered to my inbox?,secondly,i would appreciate if you have a look at my website:http://www.real-cash-maker.com/ and give me your opinion about it,as from today onwards your opinion and teaching will matter to me the most.
    P.S.: Eric please guide me for any immediate way or method or earning online as i have not only wasted my savings for 1 and a 1/2 year,but also my time by being unemployed for such a long time.The reason for this request is i really need some money to survive and start learning your lessons for the long term,ofcourse,for which will require some time for me to achieve a handsome amount of money to survive,i hope you understood what i meant.
    Regards,
    Murtuza

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  27. Anonymous

    Thanks Eric, I was about to purchase this but decided to look around 1 more time on google. Since you don’t recommend this product, what do you recommend?

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  28. Cindy

    David,
    I am not usually one to buy many of the products that come out, so I am ashamed to say I was sucked in! How did you get your money back from ClickSure? I have been able to find the terms and agreements for One Minute Commissions through a Google search, but cannot find any instructions on how to request the refund. What am I missing?

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  29. Cindy

    Thanks Eric. Unfortunately, I didn’t see your review early enough! Once I got in wasn’t impressed with the quality either. Trying to get my refund; do you have any advice on how to accomplish that? Thanks again for your review and honest insight!

    Reply
  30. Muhammad Yazan

    Hi
    My Video is not being generated please help me i put my last pocket money savings in this… and really need it to work can someone help

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  31. Christopher Droney

    Thanks to your stop paying for stuff theory in Eric’s tips, I managed to save 46 bucks by not paying for this product, but I have been contemplating the theory behind it, Thanks for all the tips and insight into the online business jungle! Regards chris

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  32. shoua ma

    Great video! Now I want a refund from 1 minutecommissions

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  33. Ilona

    thank you learned more from this look over your shoulder method than your read only also loved the review of the review thanks great message

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  34. Ross

    Hi Eric…it looks like I have been sucked in and am going to see if they are true to their word and get my money back. But here is the rub as I have left the issue below on their own review site.

    I will sign up for you as well.

    Support is a damned joke. I have problems uploading the pic or thumbnail to a video and support comes back and says this!
    Thank you for contacting me with your enquiry.

    I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing technical difficulties using the program.

    I can advise that we are aware of this issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    This issue is caused by some images not being compatible with the software.

    This is a rare occurrence and I would advise you to try choosing a different product that is closely matched to the one that you are currently trying to use.

    This would therefore mean that you would be using a different image that will be compatible with the software.

    I would also highly recommend that you use this program on Mozilla FireFox and ensure that you do not have any anti virus software blocking the program.

    I hope this information has been helpful.

    If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask.

    Kind regards,

    Jessica Richards
    Click2Reply Customer Support

    THIS IS A BLOODY JOKE!!!! I HAVE SPENT 9+ HOURS NOW AND UPLOADED ONLY 6 VIDEOS. I HAVE BEEN HERE THIS MORNING FOR 3+ HRS AND HAVE NONE UPLOADED. I HAVE GONE ONLINE TO FIND PICS ON 6 DIFFERENT PRODUCTS AND HAVE TRIED TO SAVE 36 IMAGES AND NONE WORK!!!
    MIKE AND REBECCA I AM TOTALLY SICK AND TIRED OF BEING FOBBED OFF. YOU MAY BE THE BIGGEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL IN THE BIZ BUT YOU ARE RIDING ROUGH SHOD OVER ALL OF US AND THAT MAY BE OK FOR YOUR MORALS BUT IT IS NOT ONE OF MINE.
    WHY CAN’T YOU FIX THIS PIC PROBLEM? EVERYBODY HAS SECURITY ON THE COMPUTERS AND AS YOU SAY, DO WE HAVE ANY ANTI VIRUS S/W BLOCKING THE PROGRAM. HOW DO WE KNOW IF IT IS? WHY CAN’T YOU ADVISE WHICH ANTI VIRUS IS OK? THE FREE AGV IS NO GOOD AS THERE IS NO SECURITY FOR THE WEB SO WHAT USE IS THAT?
    ONE OTHER THING! WHY ARE YOU PROMOTING ALL THIS OTHER STUFF ON THE MARKET AND NOT HELPING US????? THAT IS THE QUESTION I WANT ANSWERED

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  35. Skip Larsen

    Eric, thanks for an honest non-hype review. I thought the exact same thing as I watched the presentation myself a few weeks ago. I will be following you and your comments in the future. Capt Skip Larsen, Hudson Fl

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  36. Richard

    Thank You for this great review and the added
    tips. I have learned so much in the last year
    with your coaching class it is awesome and a privilege to know you.
    Richard

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  37. Micah

    Hello Gunter,

    It’s a good idea to focus on the niche you are most passionate about.

    However, you might want to see which niche has less competition, and greater income potential.

    Reply
  38. Micah

    Hello Cindy,

    If they aren’t responding to your refund requests, you can go directly to your payment processor.

    For instance, if you paid via PayPal, you could open a PayPal dispute.

    Reply
  39. Micah

    Hello Murtuza,

    You should receive an email notification each time a new lesson has been completed. You will also receive additional messages that might not always appear on the blog.

    All of the videos are at the blog, so you won’t be able to see them from your email. But, the emails should have links to take you to the correct blog entries when applicable.

    You may visit EricTips.com at any time to review any lessons or posts.

    We recommend that you hang in there with Eric’s free video lessons. Eric’s lessons have helped many people to go from beginners, to successful online business owners!

    You might also want to take part in Eric’s coaching club:
    http://www.realguysrealmoney.com

    Eric, Paul, and Jeff are expert affiliate marketers. They will be a great resource for you!

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  40. Clara Leake

    Thanks Eric,
    I respect your opinion. I’m totally unfamiliar with the product and appreciate you buying and reviewing it. I won’t be buying it.

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  41. Tina Eddy

    Thankyou for that post Eric. I wish I’d seen it before I bought into the hype. I used it for 1 day before I was writing to Clixsure for a refund. (No problems there) The software did not work and I couldn’t get anyone from customer service to assist. It looked like an excellent and easy idea. I think I’ll go with Camtasia and offer real value to unsuspecting newbies. 🙂

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  42. Murray

    Thanks for the review. I have been caught with Rapid Fire Commissions also through Clicksure. I researched as much as I could but there seemed to be no objective review so I went ahead. The presentation seemed genuine, but a hard sell nevertheless. Just after I purchased it I found this review via the Warrior forum. http://internet-marketing.onlinemedi…mmissions-dud/

    That did make me somewhat sick given that I have not even received the access credentials for the product and am now trawling through the helpdesk to get it sorted.

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  43. Trevor

    I was silly enough to buy the Platinum version, and I have had the same problem with pictures, and had the same stock letter that you have received. The other thing is that the backlinking software has its own problems, it worked for a few days then I got an error message, and had the same problem on three other computers owned by my friends, and each had a different internet supplier, so it looks like that software is also flawed. To date I have over 35 videos on line from the recommended niches and have not had a single sale yet in 4 weeks.
    The biggest think that has really pissed me off are the emails I get from Rebecca and Team every day telling me what I NEED TO BUY IF I REALLY WANT TO EARN MONEY, I thought according to Rebecca all you needed was One Minute Commissions!!!!!!!I personally I think its time something was done to stop affiliates who use know BS to promote a product, as it does nothing but cause distrust for the ones who ARE HONEST AND ETHICAL….

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  44. Trevor

    Hi Rob,
    I have classy videos of Chicken Coops and Shed Plans, they have been live for five weeks now and I can say with total honesty that my Clickbank account shows a big fat $ZERO… I give One Minute Commissions a rating of 1 out or 10.and that is being really generous!!!

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  45. Trevor

    Hi Penny,
    I bought the same package, I have had 36 videos posted for just on five weeks and still have a big fat ZERO in my account. I have also had problems with the Quadlink Extreme software, it worked twice then I kept getting the error message “cannot open temporary email – try again” I had so much trouble that they up-graded me to Pro membership, which gave me access to Backlink Machine which had the same problem, you could get it to sort of work if you strip down your firewall and any other defense your computer might have, but then it only worked a couple of times. The good news is that Click Sure have just agreed a full refund…

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  46. Trevor

    Cindy,
    This is what you do:
    You can submit a refund request by sending an email to billing@clicksure.com
    Please include the following details:
    * Your order ID (this will be on the invoice that was emailed to you after your purchase was made)
    * Your email address (the one you signed up with)
    * Your full name
    * The name of the product that you have purchased
    * The resaon why you wish to have a refund.
    I have found them very helpful, and they have agreed a full refund straight away. Hope this helps…

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  47. Nancy

    I have never laughed so hard in my life. I don’t really think you meant to be funny……but maybe I just watched it at the right time. Hilarious! But you saved me money…..Thanks!

    Reply
  48. Alex Barros

    Hi Eric and everyone else. I wish I had seen your review BEFORE I bought it…Here me and here me well people…”IT IS A SCAM AND A POS!”

    After spending a total of about 12-13 hrs, (not all at once) trying to just create a video, (it wouldn’t make one to save my life) the “videos” kept getting rejected as not recognized by youtube. I kept mailing support,(which is also crap they have a very distant acting support desk. I really don’t thing anyone cares there)

    Anyway, the excuses that I kept getting were ridiculous. I finally got it to make a “video” and it is a 20second POS: http://youtu.be/jMWG4zGGA1o I asked them “Who would buy anything based on this video” and here was the response: “I have watched your video and can advise that if someone has shyness and anxiety then they are inclined to click on to the video and see the link below to take them to the product”….Yeah…Right.

    I was stupid enough to buy the upsells. The bottom line: this “product sucks! and so does the support. This is a pipe dream and a scam.

    Hey Eric, where were you when I bought Auto Power Blogs?

    Alex

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