Name: Accelerated Web Solutions
Advertised Price: $299, $399, $499
What Is It?
Pay Accelerated Web Solutions to build a simple website for you and write some articles for your site. In theory, the site can make you money.
The amount they charge for the type of work that is done is shockingly overpriced. There are a few red flags in their presentation that makes me suspicious of the articles they provide you with, and I highly doubt they have sufficient back end training to teach you how to actually make money with this site.
Disclosure: I have not bought their product. But I have extensive experience in the online marketing industry and feel that I can make accurate assessment of what services they offer.
Before You Buy:
I was cold called by Accelerated Web Solutions a few weeks ago. It was after a long string of advertising phone calls, all hawking similar products. The common approach is to ask if you are interested in making some “extra money” from home, or if you are looking to “expand your business”.
They then check to see if you have a credit card, have an internet connection, and then we're off to the races!
I didn't have time to chat to their reps as I did with [insert link] and [insert link], so unfortunately I don't have all the juicy details of their sales strategy. But I can see a lot of “Do Not Buy” written all over their website.
Mistakes, Red Flags, Problems
Mistake: Buyer Cannot Make Informed Buying Decision
Here, they have their packages listed in order of Basic, Premium, and Deluxe.
Here in their portfolio, you can see that they are listed as Basic, Deluxe, Premium.
In typical fashion of these types of companies, this website is just a dummy site for quick presentation. All sales are conducted over the phone, where potential customers are put in high pressure situations, and forced to make buying decisions with as little information as possible.
Red Flag: Spun Content
In the image below they talk about “recycling” your articles
This is a tactic known as “spinning” an article. They take one single article, and rewrite it several times using different phrasing, synonyms, and other tricks to make Google think that it's original. This used to be a strategy to artificially boost rank in search engines and get your site to the #1 spot.
It no longer works. Not only that, it can damage your site's reputation, causing it to not rank at all. What's even worse is that these articles are usually barely readable, which means your visitors won't know what the heck is going on. Then they leave, and do no but anything from your site.
Problem: Pricing Model
Let's take a look at an image I created from their most expensive package. I have written in the actual value of each of the things they provide, if I were to do them myself, like buying a domain name, or contract someone to do them for me, like write an article.
You can see here that the actual value of what they offer is $79. And that's being generous!
About The Training:
No doubt if they are reading this review, they will say, “We offer great support and training”. I have now reviewed almost 100 products on my website, and I have yet to see a product that performed so poorly on the front end that has even come close to providing any kind of valuable training in the back end.
Of course, we can't confirm this because you have to pay before you look, and there's no money back guarantee. In previous phone calls with other companies I've asked to take a look at the training for my review, but they always refuse. They have to protect their “trade secrets” lol.