A JVZoo Review

OVERVIEW

JVZoo is a platform that allows you to sell, market, and deliver whether you are a creator of a digital product or as an affiliate. It is a SaaS (Software as a Service) with gigantic network to facilitate and automate online sales by providing their partners with tools and solutions needed to run a successful and profitable online business.

JVZoo REVIEW

Product: JVZoo

Type: Affiliate Marketing

Website:  JVZoo.com

Price: Free

Owners: Nathan Green, Bryan Zimmerman, Chad and Laura

CEO: Laura Casselman

Overall Ranking:  80 out of 100 (4/5)

Verdict: Legit

These days, more and more people are getting involved in affiliate marketing. If you are looking for an easy way to monetize your site with affiliate links, you would definitely pick the right affiliate network. That’s where JVZoo comes in with various options that combine user-friendliness with unlimited power and flexibility to help maximize your earning potential.

Now, the question is… Is JVZoo worth investing your time and money in?

Read on to find out more about this product.


What is JVZoo?

JVZoo is taglined as an “Instant Affiliate Platform” founded in 2011. It is a membership software used for buying and selling digital products and services such as eBooks, site or blog templates, online courses and software.

Recognized as one of the fastest growing companies listed in the Inc. 5000 fastest Growing Companies in America for the years 2016 and 2017, and one of the 25 Best Affiliate Marketing Companies for 2019 , JVZoo has become one of the top affiliate networks and sellers of products from a variety of niches. This includes popular niches such as eCommerce, internet marketing and eCourses.

The award-winning affiliate marketing company promotes a plethora of digital products because there is a huge market of people who actively purchase these products that are mostly related to the “make money online” industry. There is no doubt that JVZoo banks on the promising commission rates affiliate marketers can generate from this niche.

JVZoo is a free platform that offers a lot of tools and services for both vendors and affiliates to boost their earning potential. There are, however, fees whenever vendors and affiliates make a sale.


Getting Started

There are two choices if you intend to work with JVZoo: as a vendor and as an affiliate.  A vendor is the owner of a product who wants to sell through JVZoo, while an affiliate is someone who sells items offered by a seller and gets certain percentage when a sale is made.  A seller needs to have the products, while an affiliate needs to have the skill to make buyers purchase the products being promoted. Both options start by creating a free account on the JVZoo official site. Signing up gives you an affiliate and seller account in one.


As a Vendor:

If you are a new vendor, JVZoo will facilitate in getting affiliates to promote your product. If you want to sell fast, you may partner with a big vendor on JVZoo with whom you can combine resources to promote your product to a wider audience.

A form needs to be filled where information such as product description, price, refund policy, terms and conditions, images, etc. must be provided. Make sure to fill the form correctly, especially in providing JVZoo URLs to increase the chances of getting your product approved.

To list your products, you need to have a PayPal, Stripe or Authorize.net accounts linked with JVZoo. No upfront costs are charged for putting up products to sell in the website marketplace, but a small percentage of each sale you make is taken.

JVZoo provide sellers with great tools, such as:

  • Ad Manager Plugin/Widget
  • Digital Delivery and Protection
  • Instant Sales Funnel Generator
  • Instant Sales Page Generator
  • Instant Dime Sale Technology
  • Instant List Building Technology
  • Instant Affiliate Program Setup
  • Lifetime Cookies
  • JV Profit Sharing
  • Stylish Button Creation
  • Tracking & Statistics

As an Affiliate:

JVZoo has thousands of affiliate programs and you can join as many as you want. After being accepted, you can instantly start searching for top selling products in a specific niche.  It is essential to analyse the product ratings, EPC, sales stats and make sure the refund rate is not high. If you are sure about a product, a request must be secured from the product’s owner to approve your intention to promote the product. Most requests are usually approved, although there are those that need some requirements.

Once approved, the creator of the product will send a link and promotional material which you can use to start selling for your traffic places.

The tools for affiliates include:

How much can be earned with JVZoo?

There is no fixed amount to earn because it all depends on many things. First, it depends on your talent, ability and knowledge on how to focus a product in the right niche. Secondly, it also depends on the product. Each product is distinct and priced differently.

To give you an idea, payments in the form of commissions usually range between 30 to 75%, depending on the products that may cost between 35 and 100 dollars. Once your earnings reached the threshold, payment will be transferred to your PayPal/Stripe account.


The JVZoo Affiliate Marketplace

There are thousands of products offered in the JVZoo Affiliate Marketplace. It makes it possible for affiliate marketers to promote tons of products from over 200 niches. Sellers are likewise given the opportunity to create new products in any available niches, including the most popular ones, among them are: eCommerce, Finance, Health and Fitness, Self-Improvement, and Software.

Many products are launched in the marketplace on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the site tolerates launching jacking during the initial launch period. Launch jackers are affiliates who get reviews access to products ahead of time before they are released in order to write a fulsome review and rank it on Google and YouTube.

Many, however, are not honest reviews of the product so they lure people to buy from them by offering attractive bonus materials. Every day, a certain product is advertised on the top right-hand corner of the website as product of the day. The product is usually one of the top three selling products, or presumably the top selling item in the marketplace. It does not mean, however, that a top seller is a good product. It may be because the vendor has a huge email list and lots of affiliates to promote his or her product.

JVZoo has four top sellers list that can be filtered either by sales volume or total revenue.

These are:

  • Top sellers for the day
  • Top sellers for the previous day
  • Top sellers for the week
  • Top sellers for the month

Where to promote JVZoo links?

  • Blog or your own website
  • Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, MegaPublicator of Facebook
  • Forums
  • Email Marketing
  • Ads in Google Adwords or Bing
  • CPA Companies, such as Exoclick, Plugrush and Traficjunky
  • YouTube
  • Comments on videos
  • Comments on Blogs and web pages

Support

At https://customer.jvzoo.com/support , a support desk is open to customers, affiliates and JV partners, and sellers. Queries about individual affiliate products being sold are dealt with by the product owner. In that case, the product owner must be contacted directly by getting the information on each purchase receipt right above the download link.


Good Things about JVZoo

  • 100% commissions – Some products, mostly front small-priced items offer 100% commissions.
  • Recurring commissions – Many commissions are recurring and good source of a stable income for both affiliates and vendors.
  • Review copies – Free review copies of products are sent before the launch date, allowing you to do an honest review for your readers at absolutely no cost to you.
  • Integration of email service providers – This feature enables leads to be delivered directly onto your email list.
  • Tons of affiliates – Having access to countless affiliates allows you to promote the products you put on the network.
  • Credible site for big time marketers – Many of these marketers use JVZoo to release multiple products for affiliates to promote for them.

The Downside

  • Substandard and untrustworthy products – The marketplace is flooded with low-quality products and bad programs being sold.
  • Small commissions – Most products have small value. Unless they are sold in big quantity, there is no serious money to make. It often leads to upsells to create larger sales.
  • No review type system in place – People purchase a lot of the bad products because they are not given prior good advice.
  • Lot of “serial” marketers – JVZoo does not sanction serial product creators who continue to put up one bad program after another.

Final Opinion

JVZoo is a great platform with an overabundance of systems and programs out there. If you know how to filter out the good ones from the bad ones, then go ahead, create a free account. If not, you may just end up being taken for a lot of money.

While JVZoo is definitely awash with a few bad products, there are also great hidden gems to find in the Marketplace. You just need to know where to stick your head in to take a closer look. Once you have sorted out between the good and bad products, the site becomes a potential moneymaking opportunity.

So, is JVZoo worth investing your time and effort? It is definitely a legit option for any seasoned affiliate to join and start promoting. In the end, there could be a hoard of cash waiting to be made on this site and therefore could be worthy of signing up.


Could this be the one to earn you a good living from? Let me know what you thing using the comment box that follows.

Rina

JVZoo

4

Overall

4.3/5

Support

3.7/5

Training

4.1/5

Pros

  • Credible Site
  • Integration of email service providers
  • Access to countless affiliates

Cons

  • Substandard and untrustworthy products
  • No review type system in place
  • Small commissions

12 thoughts on “A JVZoo Review”

  1. This is an honest, comprehensive review of JVZoo. Unlike many reviews it does not try to sell you a product at the end of the review, so it is unbiased. There are several good tips like filtering out the poor products and partnering with an established vendor if you are just starting out with a new product. As an affiliate you will find that it is more difficult to get approval to sell the most successful products.

    • Great to have you take the time to visit the site and read the review article. Thanks also for your valued comments. I would suggest that some vendors want to see that there is sufficient traffic being generated as a result of the affiliates promotions for example, so background checks into potential affiliates are normal I think. A vendor could refuse you for such reasons. So yes, it can be difficult to get permission initially.

  2. I wanted to add that JVZoo is not a platform to build and manage an earning online business from but, rather a directory of soughts of those with products to sell and for those who want to promote these products and earn commission as an affiliate. If people are looking to launch an affiliate markeiting buisness, then a platform such as Wealthy Affiliate will do the job.

  3. JVZoo is one huge house of all cards for everyone and anyone who wants to make a buck or two online. Your review is very detailed and I must say well done.

    You are absolutely right. Anyone, potentially can make money online with JVZoo either as an affiliate or a product vendor. I still have one or two affiliate programs somewhere running on JVZoo and it is not all that bad as folks may think.

    I did not know that Laura Casselman is now the CEO. Good for her. All in all, I believe this post will help folks understand the power of JVZoo as a machine that is moving the affiliate marketing entrepreneurship movement.

    Thanks.

  4. I love your input on the downside for JVZoo, and all of that is very honest. I tend to find out all the drawbacks for a program before really joining it. The substandard and untrustworthy products in JVZoo sounds very bad to me since I don’t like to promote something I DON’T even like in my articles. So, I wonder is there a system to filter out some low-quality products or JVZoo simply accepts all for the ultimate profits? 

    • Hiya Matt! Thanks for taking the time to visit and for the comments and question. I will gauge the quality of a product using three main measures which means a bit of research on your behalf.

      1. The Creator/s – Is the person or team behind the product known in the industry and what is there reputaion? I search them up in Google, Facebook, Linkedin etc, to see what I can find on them and their work.

      2. Read reviews and what others are saying about the product.

      3. You can check the products sales and refund information directly in JVZoo. If the refund statistics are high, then it suggests that the product is not up to standard.

      Lastly, I might buy to try the product anyway to just see for myself and request a refund if it does not meet my expectation.

      Hope this helps Matt.

         

  5. I must admit I’m impressed by the offers in JVZoo and it appears that for the most part, they are legit products. However, one still needs to be aware of those products that don’t live up to what they promise, and the only way to know whether a product is worth it or not is to give it a try. For this reason it would be better to go with those that offer a free trial and those that offer a refund. At least then there is no risk to you. 

    Thanks for the review! 

    • Hi Dane! Thanks for calling by and for the comments. I appreciate you taking the time. Yes, your quite right in respect to lessening your risk by looking for the offers that are free to try or the ones with a refund policy. You can also do your own research on a product and there are three aspects I recommend that you look for.

      1. Search the product creator to find out if they are known to the industry and have a reputation. What are others saying about them. If you can not find any information or they are nameless, this is usually a red flag.

      2. Search to find and read reveiws and to find out what others are saying about the product. Are the reviews mostly good or are they mostly bad?

      3. JVZoo have a feature that let you know what the percentage rate is for refunds on a product. So if the refund rate is say 10% this means that for every 100 products sold, 10 result in refunding the buyer.

      This has helped me to avoid wasting my time on rubbish product for the most part.

  6. Hey Rina, 

    Thanks for sharing the information about JVZoo, and how the platform works. In the beginning, I was a bit confused because it sounded like JVZoo was a product I could purchase and not a platform with lots of products. If anyone is looking to get started with affiliate marketing, what would you recommend as the main focus for them? Thanks again for the information provided, I look forward to hearing back from you.

    • Hiya Jefrey! Cool to have you call by and for the comments and question. Sorry about the confusion regarding the review. I’ll take a look at the JVZoo review article to see how I could change the wording to make it clearer to the reader, so thanks for the mention. 

      To answer your question regarding the main focus for newby affiliate marketers: Affiliate Marketing is not a ‘get rich quick scheme’ so therefore make sure you can commit the time to get proper training and support from affiliate marketing training such as what you will find available at Wealthy Affiliate. Unless you can put the time into world-class training and carrying out the building steps, then perhaps think about doing something else.

      But, affiliate marketing is one of the easiests and most affordable online businesses to start if shown the proper way.

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