Welcome to my Yoonla Review 2018, where I give you my full and complete rundown of the Yoonla Foundation system. In this post I am going to give you the following information:
Yoonla is a digital marketing e-learning platform.
It functions both as:
Yoonla was created by Reno Van Boven, a proven digital entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the online space. Reno’s passion is to motivate and teach others how to achieve online success.
In this respect, Yoonla functions very similarly to other affiliate marketing systems / programs whereby an expert online entrepreneur teaches and mentors aspiring Internet marketers on how to create a digital lifestyle:
Important Note: I have tested each one of these platforms as a paying member and affiliate. They have different features and benefits, but follow a similar business model.
In this regard, I would be highly suspect of certain review bloggers (you know who you are WA), who use words like scam vs. legit, pretend to do a helpful review, then transition over to selling you their system. (If I were doing an honest review, this would be my one knock against this group. Other than that it’s solid.)
I will give them credit. They’ve learned SEO and use it to attract people who are looking for a business opportunity.
When you join Yoonla as a free member (more on that later), you will receive access to your own digital marketing platform.
Note the different elements:
We’ll discuss these in turn.
There are primarily two goals of the 5-Step Formula Training:
This is an introduction to the Yoonla Foundation System and the VIP model for earning CPA / Affiliate commissions. You are also encouraged to take advantage of Yoonla’s custom setup, which removes some of the technical headaches of having to setup your own mini-websites.
Finally, this module guides you through the process of subscribing to GetResponse, Yoonla’s preferred autoresponder.
Note: Yoonla does require its VIP members to subscribe to their recommend hosting package and autoresponder as part of the tools needed to have an online business. The total monthly cost of these third-party services is $26.00 as of the time of this writing.
This module guides you through the purchase of a domain and hosting service through Yahoo Small Business. In addition, you will receive instructions on how to setup your very own mini-website.
The purpose of this exercise is threefold:
Note: If you take advantage of Yoonla’s FREE custom setup, you can avoid much of the technical hassles of setting up your mini-website and digital products yourself.
This is a nice mini-website, which you will receive as part of your Yoonla foundation system.
Step 3 walks you through the steps of installing your digital products to your website. The process allows you to make some changes to the landing page copy.
NOTE: Yoonla will provide this service to anyone who wants to upgrade to a VIP membership (free of charge) in order to be eligible to earn CPA commissions.
Your mini-website contains three digital products that you can promote in the Internet Marketing Space. This allows you to provide value to your market (lead magnet) and is helpful as you start to build your list.
The three digital products you can offer include:
Each product comes with the following elements:
Once someone chooses a product they are taken to that product’s landing page. You can see the first part below. The landing page is essentially quality long-form sales letter with video, graphics, statistics and convincing copy.
When someone clicks to get access, they will enter their name and e-mail address and will become part of your Twitter Marketing list.
This allows you to send an automated series of e-mails and to market the Yoonla membership as well as other digital marketing products to your prospects.
Once someone subscribes to receive your digital product, they will be taken to a thank you page where they can access their resource.
However, on the thank you page, your prospect will have the opportunity to see the Yoonla Foundation system business opportunity.
The link will of course be tracked to you as the affiliate.
In this step, you will connect your product opt-in forms to your Getresponse account. The goal is to create one list per product and begin to capture leads.
In addition, as we have seen, these leads can easily turn into free Yoonla members either on the thank you page or with your follow-up sequence.
There are several swipe files that you can use to setup a short e-mail sequence for anyone who opts-in through your product pages.
DOUBLE-DOG IMPORANT – Most Yoonla members completely ignore the website and digital products as part of their strategy. For the moment, it is fairly easy to make a CPA commission by sharing your affiliate link. Thus, most people are concentrating on recruiting free members vs. using their digital products to build their list.
This module covers the following topics:
The first part is all about creating a custom landing page using Leadpages. You can see a sample of the page here.
The page provides a way for you to filter your prospects so that you end up with high quality leads.
NOTE: I have experimented with sending traffic to a custom landing page and directly to the Yoonla affiliate sales page. The CPA commissions tend to be about the same, but you can build a list much more quickly if you capture the e-mail before sending your prospects on the the affiliate page.
As for the traffic side, Yoonla recommends solo ads through Udimi, a network of solo ad providers.
As of this writing, the results for solo ads were spotty. Here, it is best to get recommendations from those who have had success with solo ads before venturing in.
You can check out my training here, which relies on Bing Ads to generate CPA commissions. If you are looking for a serious training on using Bing Ads for your online business, check out my full course here.
Yoonla’s goal is for every free member to upgrade to VIP status. Indeed, this is the only way for you to become a Yoonla affiliate and receive CPA / override commissions.
Upgrading to VIP requires each member to subscribe to Yoonla’s recommended software tools:
These are third-party tools of which Yoonla is an affiliate. Therefore, by upgrading to VIP, you are providing small monthly commissions to Yoonla. In turn, Yoonla is able to offer its affiliates a generous CPA commission of $2-4 plus override commissions.
NOTE: If you own these tools or other similar tools, you will need to resubscribe through Yoonla’s affiliate links. No exceptions. This is how they are able to provide commissions to their affiliates.
The total initial outlay is $36.00, with a monthly outlay thereafter of $26.00. This is a bargain given that you can earn CPA and override commissions.
For every confirmed free membership that you refer, Yoonla will pay you:
This is a very lucrative incentive for it allows you to essentially pay for your advertising (or generate a profit if you are using organic traffic).
This means that you can put your list building activities on auto pilot knowing that a small initial investment will translate into hundreds of leads for your business (provided you know what you are doing with paid traffic).
Yoonla will also pay you $15.00 for every free member that upgrades to VIP status. This provides incentive for you to work with your team to get them to upgrade as quickly as possible.
In addition, for every VIP member that upgrades from one of your VIP members, you will receive and additional $10.00 in override commissions. This is known as two-tier commissions.
As with other programs you have an entire affiliate back-office with links, banners and reporting.
You have access to two affiliate landing pages for free membership as well as e-mail swipes for those who join your team.
Your back office also keeps track of your pending commissions, which is a nice incentive to keep going as you see your earnings rise.
Yoonla rounds out its affiliate program with training on the best ways to promote Yoonla.
You will note that this part of Yoonla is called Phase One – The Foundation System.
While the Yoonla founders are tight-lipped on the next phases, the idea with the Foundation System is that you become adept at a few important online marketing skills.
This includes understanding the affiliate, CPA and e-mail marketing landscape and becoming an expert in the tools and strategies needed to succeed.
In this sense, the Foundation System serves as a kind of apprenticeship since you are required to learn about lead magnets, autoresponder sequences, e-mail lists, generating traffic, getting conversions, working with your team, etc.
All of these skills will be vital to the long-term success of your online business.
There are apparently two more phases planned for the Yoonla foundation system. My guess is as good as yours, but if I had to bet, I would say that Yoonla is planning to roll out:
This would open up several streams of income for all of its members as they would be able to market these products and earn a commission. In addition, the high ticket offers would provide a natural path of ascension for members to acquire even greater expertise.
This would in turn provide high-ticket commissions to those who referred these members.
My experience with Yoonla has been very positive.
This is not my first go around with an affiliate marketing / digital marketing platform. As I mentioned, I personally tested 7 different companies in 2017 as part of my effort to understand the ins and outs of this industry.
So let me start by talking about what I like about the Yoonla system, then move into things that can be improved:
Here are some things that can be improved:
Well there you have it, the good, bad and the ugly of the Yoonla digital marketing platform. Phases II and III are really going to be the key drivers, however, as Yoonla ramps up and is able to provide its members with more income earning products and services.
Until then, for simplicity and initial earnings results, Yoonla gets a decent grade on my digital report card.
Coming into a digital business (without any experience) is a daunting task.
Many people give up before even getting out of the gate. If you need a mentor or sponsor, it would be my privilege to partner with you on your Yoonla digital opportunity.