Gary’s CB Passive Income Review


CB Passive Income 5.0 Reviewed

UPDATE – July 3, 2019: The CB Passive Income 5.0 course has now been replaced by CB Passive Income Elite, a newer version of the product. If money is tight, you can get a free sales funnel here – you only need to put your affiliate links into it to get going.

It’s been a while since I wrote a review, so this time round I’m going to be doing a CB Passive Income review. And CB Passive Income 5.0 is the newest version of a system for making some smart passive income online.

What Is Passive Income?

Essentially, it’s income you don’t have to work for. It just comes in on autopilot. That’s the dream, right?

Now let’s get real. You don’t get something for nothing. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. You’ll always end up trading something for a freebie whether that’s your email address, time, money or effort.

But passive income streams work on the premise that you do the work once and reap the rewards multiple times. It’s what some people call “working smart”.

What Is CB Passive Income 5.0?

Ok, I need to digress a bit here. The site you’re on is all about list building and email marketing. Despite it being an old technology, email is still where it’s at where earning an income online is concerned.

Every internet marketer worth their salt will be building an email list. It allows them to contact their subscribers directly and to turn subscribers into repeat customers. It also allows you, as a marketer, to build a relationship with your subscribers. They get to know you and you build trust with them. They become warm traffic and are more likely to buy from you.

With the blogging internet marketing model, you get sales from drive-by traffic. Apart from a small number of returning visitors, most of your site traffic will be fresh and cold. They don’t know you, have no relationship with you and have no reason to trust you or your recommendations.

List Building and Email Marketing

CB Passive Income marries two major trends

  • the first is the long-standing, profitable and successful model that is list building and email marketing
  • the second has been around for several years but hasn’t been used much by affiliate marketers – and that’s sales funnels

Now, that’s how you make smart passive income. If you’ve ever bought anything in the internet marketing niche you’ll have been subjected to a sales funnel. You buy a low-priced, front-end product and are then shown a succession of increasingly higher-priced upsells.

McDonalds use this same model. Haven’t you noticed that if you order a burger you’re offered an upsell of fries. Or if you order a Coke, you’re asked if you want to supersize it?

The fact is, sales funnels work. And you know they do if large franchises like McDonalds use them.

What Sales Funnels Are Like

What CB Passive Income does is provide you with a number of free products you can give away.

Each of those products has a squeeze page where a prospect needs to fill in their email address to get the freebie.

Those prospects are then added to your sales funnels and email list and they get their free product.

Then the system really kicks into action. It sends out a sequence of emails to your subscribers over time, promoting a variety of products from the Clickbank marketplace.

Your affiliate link is embedded in each of those emails so you earn the commissions if a subscriber buys through your link.

Each of these offers goes to make up several passive income streams for you. Some products will be one-time purchases. Others will be for membership sites that pay you commissions every month.

If it sounds simple, the concept certainly is, but the execution, if you were to build a system like this yourself, would take quite a bit of time along with development costs.

Everything you need is included in CB Passive Income 5.0.

  • You won’t ever have to create a squeeze page (or buy the software to create them)
  • You won’t have to subscribe to an autoresponder service to manage your email series and subscribers
  • You won’t have to create products to give away for free
  • You won’t have to sit down, research what products you want to promote, write all the emails to promote them and then load them up into an autoresponder.

All of that is taken care of for you.

You get your unique links for the squeeze pages the system creates for you and you drive traffic to them.

That’s it.

That’s not to say that driving targeted traffic is easy. You’re probably going to have to pay for it unless you’re a wizard at driving free traffic to offers.

But you only pay for your leads once. And they can become repeat customers.

There will always be subscribers who never buy anything. It’s part of the business.

You’ll also have people who will unsubscribe from your list. Again, that’s part of the business.

No list is a perfect fit for everyone who signs up for it.

This is just to point out that you will pay for leads who will never generate a cent for you. That’s why it’s important to pay for top quality traffic so that you minimize those losses.

I’ll talk about where to get traffic further down this post after I give you an inside look at CB Passive Income.

CB Passive Income Review

Ok, so you want to know how to make passive income. I’ve outlined the process above and in this section I’ll give you an in-depth look inside this newly updated system that has been designed to deliver on that.

CB Passive Income 5.0 Dashboard

The image above shows the system’s dashboard. On the left is the menu of options while on the right are the instructions on how to get set up – including how to open a free Clickbank account, get your Clickbank ID (nickname) and hook it up to the system. It’s all straightforward stuff.

My Profile

CB Passive Income 5.0 My Profile Page

There are two sections here. The first is where you enter your personal details, the referral ID you’d like to use in your affiliate links and your Clickbank ID.

The second is simply whether you want to receive email notifications of any sales and leads.


CB Passive Income 5.0 Training Module

The Training module shows you how to drive traffic to your squeeze pages (optin pages) using Solo Ads, Bing Ads and getting free traffic from YouTube.

There’s also the 3-Month Traffic To Income Masterclass. This is a fully-fledged 90-day traffic course that teaches both free and paid traffic methods. It’s a bonus course that’s being offered during the launch.

Your Unique Link

CB Passive Income 5.0 Affiliate Links And Squeeze Pages

This is where you get the URLs (links) to your squeeze pages. There are actually 7 squeeze pages (offers) you can promote here. More will be added 30 days after the product launch, so that should be in late November (2018).

These are the products you can promote. The links below will take you to the squeeze pages for these products. These are all free products that you can download or access right now:

  • The 5 Minutes Funnel – use this to promote CB Passive Income 5.0 as an affiliate. You don’t need to buy the product to use this funnel. You could just head over to Clickbank and get your raw affiliate link there or you can use the funnel to get leads, build a list and have it send emails to your subscribers. Think of it as a free mini version of the system.
  • The Book Funnel – This will allow you to clone the exact book funnel Patric Chan (the guy behind CB Passive Income) has created for his own internet marketing business. The book contains 72 chapters of internet marketing tips, ideas and secrets.
  • The Evergreen Webinar Funnel – Promote the same webinar that Patric Chan uses to build your own leads where the system will help you to convert them into sales. 10 different ways to start an online business are discussed in the webinar.
  • Super Affiliate Online Training – This is a product launch funnel that has been proven to convert. It’s a 3-part training series. Commissions on the full product are normally 20% but CB Passive Income members get double that – 40%.
  • The Affiliate Content Profits – This free app helps you make affiliate commissions just by sharing other people’s content on Facebook. If you’re a CBPI5 member then, when your subscribers are logged into this cloud-base app, your Clickbank ID is embedded inside. So if they buy any offer inside, you’ll get the commission.
  • Build & Grow Your List Fast Ebook – Does what it says on the tin! Tells people how to build a list. It’s particularly relevant to this site you’re on now.
  • Operation Quick Money Training & Software – This provides affiliate marketing training and the software will find hot offers for you to promote.

All of these offers hook into the back-end email system and anyone who signs up on the squeeze pages will then be sent a series of emails promoting a range of products. There’s also some cross-promotion of funnels within CB Passive Income as well.

Inbox Pro Version

CB Passive Income 5.0 Inbox Pro Option

This section relates to one of the upsells. When leads are added to your list, they’re stored in the CB Passive Income (CBPI5) system. You don’t have direct access to them so you can’t email them directly yourself.

If you want to do that, you need the Inbox Pro upgrade ($97). This will let you add your leads to your own autoresponder service as well. So you’re building two lists at once. You can email leads on your own autoresponder whenever you want.

The Inbox Pro menu option takes you to a page where you can integrate CBPI5 with your own autoresponder.

Advanced Link Tracking Guide

CB Passive Income 5.0 Advanced Link Tracking Guide

As you start to make sales, it’s important that you track where your sales are coming from. You don’t want to be spending money on traffic that’s not converting. Without advanced link tracking you can’t do that. So this guide has been provided to walk you through the steps involved.


CB Passive Income 5.0 Reports

This is where you track your traffic and sales within the system. The Advance Tracking section of Reports allows you to create channels so you can track where traffic is coming from. The Advanced Tracking Guide shows you how to add the channel parameter onto your affiliate links.

To give you an idea of how channels are used, pick a traffic source like Facebook and create a channel for it. Say you name it “FB“. You then share your links on social media – twitter, Facebook, Google Plus etc.

With the “FB” channel, you’ll be able to see which of your traffic came from Facebook. If you want to refine things further, you could create additional channels – for example “FB Ads” to track traffic that only comes from Facebook ads you run, “FB Page” to track traffic from a page you run, “FB Timeline” to track traffic exclusively from your Timeline.

You’ll then be able to see which traffic options are sending the most traffic.

You can name your channels however you want but it makes sense to use meaningful names that you’ll recognize months later.

The Quick Stats option simply shows how many raw and unique clicks your offers have received. This is an overall figure and is not broken down by offer.

Lead Details

CB Passive Income 5.0 Lead Details

This is the Advanced Search view. It lets you check what kind of leads you’ve received from your promotions.


This one’s self-explanatory.

Mass Bot Profits

This gives you a link to get the second upsell if you didn’t buy it originally. Note that if you get the upsell when it’s first presented to you, it’s $99. If you upgrade via the link in this section of the dashboard, you’ll pay $127 for the upgrade.

More on this upsell below.

Special Bonus

CB Passive Income 5.-0 Special Bonuses

These 3 bonuses will only be available during the launch phase. The bonuses are:

  • Insider Tools & Training Membership Worth $20/Month
  • 15 Months of the Fast Cash Series Archive Worth $705
  • The 3-Month Traffic To Income Masterclass Worth $997

I won’t go into details about these bonuses – they’re explained in detail at the bottom of the sales page. If you don’t see them listed there, then they’ve been pulled and the launch phase is over.

The Price

CB Passive Income 5.0 is being offered at $47 per month during the launch phase. In addition, there’s a single-payment Lifetime option of $497 (costing the same as about 11 months of subscriptions).

If you can afford it, go for the Lifetime option. you’ll be saving $47 per month after month 11.

If you go for the subscription option, you’ll be paying $47 per month for as long as you want to promote their offers.

The Upsells

There are two upsells offered after you initially sign up:

  1. Inbox Pro ($97) – this option will also add any leads you get from the system into your own autoresponder. So you will own your own list. Without this option, CB Passive Income owns your list. If you stop being a member, you lose access to your list. Just something to consider.
  2. Mass Bot Profits ($99) – this is a combination course and software that shows you how to build your own automated chat bot. These are automated, semi-Artificial-Intelligence bots that typically run on Facebook Messenger that respond to a lead’s questions and action, ultimately adding some of them to your list. If you skip the initial upsell, you’ll pay $127 if you decide to upgrade later. However, Mass Bot Profits is $197 if you buy it directly through Clickbank. So you’re still getting a $70 saving.

Are The Upsells Worth It?

First of all, you don’t need the upsells. They don’t add anything that’s missing from CB Passive Income. The system is complete and fully functional.

The upsells merely extend its capabilities. If you want to own your own list lock, stock and barrel, then do get Inbox Pro. If you’re on the CBPI5 subscription option and you have to or want to terminate that, you lose all access to your list. If you use Inbox Pro, you get to keep your list and access to it because its stored on your own autoresponder.

Mass Bot Profits isn’t worth getting if you don’t have a Facebook account. You also have to consider whether it’s worth your time to build and manage a chatbot. It can produce good results but it is an extra overhead you have to deal with.

The Pros & Cons


  • You get a complete business in a box that’s ready to go.
  • Compared to other similar businesses, it’s lot less expensive
  • Everything is done for you from squeeze pages to free products to list building and email marketing
  • Everything is managed for you
  • Saves you a huge amount of time and expense building a similar system on your own


  • It’s expensive for the Lifetime membership but very competitively priced to similar systems elsewhere
  • If you opt for the monthly subscription, you must maintain your subscription to have emails sent out to your list on your behalf. If you cancel, you lose your list
  • To own your own list you will need to get the Inbox Pro upgrade

Driving Traffic

While training on how to drive traffic is provided in CBPI5, there are two paid traffic sources I return to again and again because I get good results from them:

  • Udimi Solo Ads – good quality traffic for a lowish price ($0.40-$0.60 per click). The traffic comes from other people’s lists, so it’s warm traffic. They’re looking for business opportunities.
  • Better Than Solo Ads – a new traffic source I’ve been using. Be warned, it is expensive but this is the best traffic source I’ve come across.

My Bonus Package

Gary's CB Passive Income Bonus Package

I’m offering 20 Exclusive bonuses which complement CB Passive Income. They include some PLR reports, course and video training. You can check out my bonuses here.


So is CB Passive Income 5.0 worth buying?

I only picked it up a couple of days ago and haven’t had much of an opportunity to promote its various offers. So I’ve made no sales yet. I didn’t expect to given I’ve hardly driven any traffic yet. And I’ve not sent any paid traffic at all.

I’ll update the review with some numbers as things go forward.

One question that was posed to Patric Chan was how many leads would be needed to make a consistent $500 per month. Apparently, it’s about 2,000 leads.

So, unless you’ve hit the jackpot and got some highly responsive leads in a list of a couple of hundred subscribers, it’s going to take time to build up to that number of leads.

This demonstrates that this is not a push-button system for generating passive income. There’s no such thing. It will take time and an advertising budget to build your list.

But that’s the only thing you have to focus on or worry about. Everything beyond your squeeze pages is done automatically for you. And by a successful marketer who’s been in the business for almost 15 years.

Since this is a new iteration of the CB Passive Income system, it is an unproven product. That said, CB Passive Income 4.0 – the previous version – was the #1 selling product on Clickbank last year.

Products don’t reach that level of popularity without delivering on what they sell.

This is also the fifth version of the product. That shows that it has longevity, something rare in the internet marketing niche, and that the creator is constantly updating it so that it keeps pace with new online technologies and marketing strategies.

I had a bit of a think about whether I wanted yet another system to promote. In the end, having built sales funnels and written email series myself, I figured having pre-built everything by one of the most successful marketers around was worth a shot.

It doesn’t take a lot of time to promote the free offers to generate smart passive income streams and it frees up time for me to devote to other aspects of my business.

Plus, being lazy, I love that someone else has done all the hard work for me. 🙂

Click Here To See My Bonus Package And Check Out CB Passive Income 5.0

All the best,

Gary Nugent

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    • Thanks, Dave. The best bit of advice I can give you is to pick some course and stick with it. Keep your focus. It’s far too easy to get distracted by all the new course, programs, tools and software that constantly get launched into the internet marketing arena.

      I’ve been there, done that and it cost me time and money. Seeing something through is one of the keys to success.

      If you need any recommendations for courses or products, let me know. I see from your web address that you’re a Wealthy Affiliate member. You’re in the best affiliate marketing training program out there! 🙂

  1. Hey Gary,
    Thanks for the informative post. I wasn’t familiar with the CB Passive Income 5.0 or even the concept behind it but you did such a great job of explaining the technical aspects that I learned a lot. I’m still a newbie in IM but I’m glad I stopped by and found out about what systems like this can do.

    • Hi Wendy. Sales funnels seem to be the current “Big Thing”. CB Passive Income lets you capitalize on the trend by doing all the hard work for you whereas ClickFunnels lets you create your own sales funnels from scratch. Thanks for letting me know that my technical explanations made things clear enough.

  2. Hello Gary,

    Thanks for the emphasis you made on the efficacy of building an email list as it helps to contact the subscribers directly and have them as returning customers to our blogs!

    You also mentioned that email list helps to build strong relationships and trust with the subscribers while they eventually become warm traffic for us and can as well become potential buyers for our blogs.

    Thanks for your honest review about CB passive income 5.0 and kudos to you for being sincere about the fact that you haven’t had much of an opportunity to promote its numerous offers and and haven’t made a sale yet.

    Wish you much success!
    Israel Olatunji

    • Thanks for the kudos, Israel. I try to be as honest as I can be in my reviews as so many online are simply rehashes of what’s on a product sales page. When I’m looking at reviews myself, I want to learn something about the product as it’s used by the reviewer so that’s what I do in my own reviews.

  3. Thanks for a great review. I am fairly new to affiliate marketing so I enjoy learning about new products. This is one that I’ve added to my shortlist for future reference. You have explained it in great detail, thank you.

    • I’m almost at the point of driving paid traffic to the squeeze pages provided by CB Passive Income, Helen. So much other work has been taking up my time. I’ll add my results to the bottom of the review as things unfold.

  4. Hey Gary, very well written article. You have explained in detail what CB Passive Income is about. The best part of this system as you suggested is that many processes may be automated and run in Auto Pilot. This should save a lot of time that could be used better on doing other things. Anyway, as you mentioned that the system it’s still unproven, I would like to wait before making a purchase, till when I will read some proof of income coming from it.

    • Thanks, Leo. i like to know what I’m buying into when I get a product and many of them are vague about what they’re all about on their sales page. I figured others would like an inside look at CB Passive Income themselves to decide if it’s right for them or not.

      I still haven’t got around to driving paid traffic to the CB Passive Income squeeze pages. Things keep cropping up! Between doing regular maintenance and emergency work for clients and repairing one of my own blogs that was hacked through the WP GDPR Compliance plugin and all the other regular stuff that life throws at you, getting paid traffic has been pushed to the back-burner.

      I do have 11 leads who have signed up through my CB Passive Income squeeze pages posted on this site, so that’s a good sign when I’ve done no advertising. 

  5. kudos to you,  you have given a lot to digest.  I am a newbie in online marketing,  so I have to go over your post again and again for further insight.  I think email marketing is one thing that I have just learnt about,  and I believe it will work since it has worked for you.  

    I hope to be a writer like you one day.


    • Just write from the heart, Olonisakin. 🙂 I have a formal scientific background so I’ve always written in a very structured, formal fashion and I’ve struggled with writing conversationally. I’ve found that if I record myself speaking (just alone in a room) and then transcribe that into a post, i get a more conversational tone. 

      I struggled with email marketing in the beginning. I tried it several times and failed because I wasn’t doing it right (and didn’t know that at the time). There’s a fair bit of work involved in getting things set up in the beginning but  that’s been made much easier today with tools like CB Passive Income and ClickFunnels

  6. Hey Gary, I really enjoyed your write up on the CB Passive Income 5.0, I’m pretty sure I looked at one of the earlier versions at one point in time. It seems programs like this rely on the monthly subscription model to get people to pay to build their list – quite ingenious really.

    I have tackled the task of doing all of the funnel creation work, emails for autoresponders, etc. and I agree it’s a ton of work and requires some fairly advanced skills. I appreciate you taking the time to review this latest version of CB Passive income. You’ve saved me time by doing this review 🙂


    • Well, there is the one-payment option for CB Passive Income, Eric. It is expensive at $497, but that’s the equivalent of paying $47 for 11 months. After that, you’re saving money (assuming you stick with the program).

      i looked at the previous version but didn’t buy it. I didn’t realise the power of sales funnels for affiliate marketers at the time. Doh! 🙂

      Like you, I’ve done all the hard work of cobbling funnels together with a range of separate tools. It’s a pain 6-months later when you can’t remember what you did or why you did it that way!

      When someone volunteers to do all that for you, well that’s something worth taking advantage of.

      BTW, if you’re more into building your own funnels than using someone else’s pre-built sales funnels, then ClickFunnels would be a better bet. All the tools you need in one place, all integrated into one package and one dashboard. That saves some time and headaches! 🙂

  7. Thanks for this quite informative post, Gary.  I have never heard of CB Passive Income so I guess you could say that this old dog has learned something new today.  Don’t know much about Sales Funnels either so there again I have learned again.

    The one thing i am not pleased about is the increase if you don’t purchase the first upsell.

    It seems like something like this might be good to have but, for me it’s just to much to put out for me at the moment and I don’t think I am even getting enough traffic to my sites to justify something like this.  I do think it might be worth considering in the future.  Look forward to an update.

    All the best,


    • Hi Wayne, actually it’s the second upsell (for the chatbots) that has the price increase if you take take up its initial upsell offer. I actually think this is the less useful of the two upsells (the other being Inbox Pro which also adds leads to your own external list on an autoresponder like Aweber or GetResponse). 

      If you don’t have a list or use an autoresponder at the moment, then you don’t need the first upsell. So that leaves the price for CB Passive Income at $47/mth (or $497 one-time if that option is still available). Don’t forget that CB Passive Income is a complete system – you don’t need any additional external services or tools for it to work.

  8. How good is the conversion rate on email marketing from CB passive income? If the sale conversion rate is good, I may consider buying the product myself. Do they give you access to an email copy swipe file when you buy the inbox pro upsell? I’m not great at email marketing and can use a template for sure.

    • I can’t give you any subjective figures, Jessie, as I’ve only just started driving free traffic to the squeeze pages CB Passive Income gives you. No sales so far. But, since the previous version of CB Passive Income became the Number 1 selling product on Clickbank, I’d have to say conversion rates are good, providing you’re driving the right kind of traffic. Whether I’ll be able to get good conversion rates myself, time will tell. 

      No, you don’t get access to the email swipes that are used. The Inbox Pro upsell merely adds leads into your own mailing list as well as your list within CB Passive Income. So each lead is being added to two lists. You can then send your own mails to these leads from your own autoresponder. You can’t send emails yourself directly in the CB Passive Income backoffice. 

      There are some email templates to follow on these posts on my site: 

  9. Garry, thanks for your review of this internet marketing program. I have been researching these for a while and the CB Passive income program looks very appealing given most of the work is done for you. I would be keen to hear an update what results you are getting from the program after you have been using it for a few months.

    • Hi John, I’m only starting to drive traffic to the squeeze pages now – free traffic to start with. The 7 squeeze pages provide are aimed at different market segments so for the best results I need to point the right traffic to the right offer. That’s what I want to test with free traffic so I’ve a better idea of which offers convery before I start paying for traffic.

  10. Great post and good info.

    There seems to be potential in it, but I will consider whether toget it, I’m not sure yet.

    But the fact you can have good profits is good, but the price is expensive.

    On the other hand, if you have good profits, you can easily win it back.

    How good is this compared to Wealthy Affiliate?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Emmanuel, “expensive” is a relative term. If money is tight, even low-priced items are out of reach. If you’re well off, low-priced items might be considered too cheap (in every sense). 

      The best long-term payment option is to pay the one time fee for CB Passive Income. Expensive up front but saves money after 11 months by you not having to pay a monthly subscription. 

      Otherwise, the $47 per month is in the middle ground for membership payments. While CB Passive Income does all the hard work on the back end for you, Patric Chan does still have to pay ongoing hosting, maintenance and autoresponder fees. So that’s where some of the monthly fee goes. 

      CB Passive Income is a different beast to Wealthy Affiliate. The latter is an affiliate training program with a combined web hosting platform and site builder whereas CB Passive Income provides you with sales funnels that you drive traffic to, to earn commissions. I link to my CB Passive Income funnels from the blog I built with Wealthy Affiliate. 

  11. Thanks for a detailed explanation, Gary. I’ve never heard of CB passive income 5.0. I’ve tried autoresponders out there and it was just too difficult to manage so I stopped. Is CB passive income is a good product to get into if you’re new to affiliate marketing or should they wait until they are more familiarized with it?

    • I think it’s a good product for newbies, Keylee, as well as for more established marketers. 

      You get products to give away, so you don’t have to create those or buy Private Label Rights products to use. 

      When people give you their email addresses to get those freebies, they’re sometimes exposed to a low-priced product on the other side of the optin form. Again, you don’t need to research a suitable product and maybe have to join yet another affiliate program for this to happen. 

      Then the system sends out emails on your behalf to your subscribers. So you don’t have to mess about with an autoresponder, learn how to write effective emails or do even more research to find suitable products to promote to them.

      You should learn all these skills anyway as they’ll help you become a better email marketer. But you can do that while CB Passive Income is working for you. So it’s a shortcut around the process of learning all those skills.

  12. This is a very helpful review. As you’ve said that it’s nice to be lazy when others are doing your work so you can devote more time on other things productively. I think I need this CB Passive Income. I’ll await for your results as you use this if it’s really for me.

    • I’ve started promoting my CB Passive Income squeeze pages, Eli, but just using free traffic sources to start with. I’ve got over 20 signups now, though no sales yet. I do expect those to come. Most people don’t buy when they’re first exposed to a product. The average number of times they need to read about a product is 7 times before they’ll actually pull the trigger and buy. So that’s what  the email series in CB Passive Income is doing for me now. Just a matter of time before sales start coming in. 

  13. It’s been a while since I new about CB passive income but I have always been skeptical about been a part of the system and wanted to actually see for myself someone else that has taken part in the system. This system you reviewed is version 5.0. I guess the ones I new in the past were previous versions.

    From your review it seems the idea behind cb passive income is to build an email list and then promote products to your list. Email marketing is still an important way to make money online and a lot of people practice it. The problem I have with building an email list is that if you want to build your email list fast you would have to invest money into the process.

    This is one of the reasons some people run away from email marketing. I agree with you that you build a longer relationship with your subscribers and that way they are more inclined to buy from you unlike owning a blog where you get visitors through search engine.

    All in all this is a good recommendation and it is something I would like to be a part of.

    • I first heard about CB Passive Income when it was in Version 4, Jay. But I didn’t get the product at that stage. So Version 5 is my first look behind the curtain, so to speak.

      Email marketing is the most profitable and consistent way to make money online, as I discuss elsewhere on this blog. It’s a bit of hard work setting things up and having to write emails every day. But a lot less work than writing long blog posts. 

      All the big companies use email marketing as part of their marketing strategy. If you’ve ever bought anything from Amazon, you’ll have received numerous followup emails offering you deals, suggestions and recommendations. 

      Once someone has bought from you, the major hurdle of trust has been crossed and they’re far more likely to buy from you again. 

      CB Passive Income builds and manages your list for you. You don’t own the list since it resides inside the CB Passive Income system. All offers emailed out from there will contain your affiliate link. But you can’t send your own emails to that list. To do that, you need to get the Inbox Pro upgrade and build a parallel list on your own autoresponder. 

      Still, it’s a great way for newbies to get their feet wet in the world of sales funnels, list building and email marketing. More established marketers will recognize the power of the system.

  14. Hi Gary,

    Thanks for the info on CB Passive Income 5.0.  Were you also involved in the CB Passive Income 4.0?  If there are future versions of the program, will I qualify for those automatically if I purchase v5 or do members have to pay for each version?

    I have always been interested in list building programs but part of my problem is once I have a list, I do not really know how to go about converting.  If really all I have to do is send traffic to my links, and if this system does the conversions for me and closes the sales, I’m interested.

    • No, I didn’t get CB Passive Income 4 last year, Cath. Good question about free access to future versions of the system. I don’t know the answer. I’ll fire the question off to Patric Chan and let you know his answer here. 

      If there’s no free upgrade, I would be surprised if there wasn’t a substantial discount for existing customers.

      Yes, this system does the product marketing for you. Not just for CB Passive Income itself but for many other products on Clickbank. 

      If you’re stuck for ideas on emails and product offers to send out to your subscribers, then get these affiliate email swipes and just plug them into your autoresponder – you get 427 emails for under $10. They can do their thing while you figure out what you really want to do with your list. 

  15. Hi Gary. I’m familiar with Patric Chan and I believe he puts out good stuff. The enduring editions of this product proves it. You’ve explained it well and I appreciate that because I’m not at the end of my training yet. Not that it ever ends lol.

    • I hear ya about the training, Dianne. The minute you stop learning new things in this business is the minute you’re going out of business! Still, constant learning is good exercise for the brain! 🙂

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