If you believe the hype, Auto Affiliate Machine is meant to revolutionize affiliate marketing, making it possible to earn large amounts of money automatically. You also get to entirely avoid all of the hard work associated with making money online, including content creation.
Are you skeptical yet? Well, I've been reading about these “secret methods” for over 8 years now, and none have turned out to live up to the hype. The site for Auto Affiliate Machines makes some pretty bold claims, ones that are far too common in this industry. There is also a strong focus on appearance and the site does look high-quality and convincing. That begs the question, what is really going on here? Is Auto Affiliate Machine a viable way to earn or is it yet another manipulative site?
How It All Works
The marketing for Auto Affiliate Machine is incredibly overblown. But, some aspects are true and the product itself does have some value.
Basically, you’re getting a cloud-based pdf creator that is used to make pdfs of affiliate reviews. The cloud-based aspect isn’t that exciting, it just means that you’re accessing the software online, rather than having to install something. The idea is useful and reduces your risk of viruses, but it doesn’t increase your chance of making money.
The website also provides some samples, so that you can see what the reviews look like in practice, like the one below.
My first impression of the pdfs is that yes, they do look appealing. They have some useful elements that are visually interesting and could help promote sales. There are other features too, like the ability to add in bonuses and to use star ratings.
There are also some serious limitations. One is that the reviews aren’t complete. You would still need to do a decent amount of work, which includes actually writing the review. You would also want to tweak the formatting and choose elements that look the best for the product or products that you’re reviewing.
Wasn’t this promoted as an automated approach, one where you didn’t have to create content? The software does do some aspects for you, just not nearly as much as the marketing implied.
Another problem is the pdf angle. Why would you want to create product reviews in the form of a pdf? The marketing suggests that this is because pdfs can be easily shared. Let’s face it. People don’t do that. They don’t email pdfs to one another to promote a product or share them on social media. They search on Google, which is why you should start a review website instead.
It would also be more difficult to get people to view the pdfs to begin with. Many readers are concerned about viruses (with good reason!), so a pdf-based review doesn’t seem like the best plan.
Making Money And Getting Traffic
The marketing consistently claims that Auto Affiliate Machine doesn’t require hard work, while getting you vital traffic that converts into sales. You can apparently make money in just three easy steps.
There are also plenty of graphics that suggest how much money you should be making. These tend to look amazing, as does the entire site.
If you read the page closely, you’ll notice something interesting. There is considerable discussion about how easy the tool is to use and what you create with it – and almost no information about how you’re meant to get traffic to your pdfs. The phrasing suggests that there is a mechanism, but the site avoids going into detail.
The most they say is that the traffic is 100% free and that some of it relies on automated posting to social media sites. Social media can be a good way to get traffic. Still, spamming social media with posts doesn’t seem like an effective approach and isn’t likely to get you visitors who make purchases.
Take another look at the three steps that are involved. They sound appealing, but they make no sense. The concept is that you buy the product, create a review pdf with it and then earn money.
It can’t be that simple. At the very least, you need to get the pdf to an audience that is likely to buy. How do you do that? The social media angle may be one way, but is that it? You’re not likely to get all that much converting traffic from social media, especially if your social networks aren’t that large already. How do you build that network?
It takes significant time and energy to get a decent social following. It takes even more work to ensure that you end up with an audience that is likely to make purchases. Many people won’t know how to even begin the process. That’s a huge problem, even with the training this service offers.
In a similar vein, users need to create decent reviews to earn money. Beginners aren’t likely to know how to do this. Even simply choosing what to review can be a daunting task. Auto Affiliate Machine does offer some training – it’s just unlikely to be enough.
This is a company that spends most of the sales pitch talking about how easy it is to make money with their program. They’re not likely to provide training that focuses on the exact opposite message.
The team behind Auto Affiliate Machine is Billy Darr, David Kirby and Justin Opay. They have been associated with other questionable products in the past. For example, David Kirby was involved in Affiliate Marketing X, Effortless FB Profits and Smart Five.rr Profits. Most of these had some merits but failed to live up to the marketing, just like Auto Affiliate Machine.
To make sales, the team has relied on a range of marketing techniques. The techniques aren’t especially unusual in this field, but they are very manipulative. The end result is that visitors feel like the product is a guaranteed way to make money and is an amazing deal.
One example of this is the focus on urgency. The website includes a timer that counts down until a price increase. This type of time limit is designed to force people into rush decisions, ones where they don’t think things through entirely.
Not surprisingly, the timer is completely meaningless. You are directed to the same sales page regardless. You can also just refresh the page and the timer will restart.
Another aspect is how heavily the site drives home the sales pitch. The landing page for Auto Affiliate Machine is very long and it keeps going over and over the same concepts. This includes many examples of how much you can earn, how easy the whole process is and all of the bonuses that come with it.
The sales page is designed to get you to buy at all costs. They know you'll never come back to consider such a ridiculous idea.
You’ll also notice many positive reviews for the program on other sites. These reviews tend to focus on the good aspects only. They also use much of the same hype and phrasing that you see on the official website.
That pattern is because Auto Affiliate Machine has an affiliate program. Members of that program often use positive reviews to get traffic. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that process. Plenty of reliable products have affiliate programs too, along with people who write positive reviews. Nevertheless, the pattern does mean that you need to be cautious when reading any review. The style does mean there is a high chance of bias.
There are also many upsells in the sales process. One of these is the Reseller Edition of Auto Affiliate Machine, which costs $37. The amusing part is that the upsells use many of the same claims and sales techniques to entice people. How much free, easy, and fast income can you pack into one system? LOL
If the original version was as powerful as the marketing implied, then why the upsells? The simple answer is that the original system and the upsells just aren’t that powerful. Users would get some advantages, along with some potentially interesting tools, but that’s about it. None of these options represent a done-for-you business.
Making money with a few clicks of a button simply isn’t possible.
The final visual appearance of reviews is probably the most appealing feature of Auto Affiliate Machine. This aspect might be enough to make you consider the product or even try it out. It is also inexpensive and is sold through JVZoo, so it should be fairly easy to get a refund.
Even so, you end up with pdf reviews, which aren’t that useful. Creating reviews that look amazing visually isn’t unique to this program anyway. That's just the way review websites work. With this product you're being sold a somewhat legit concept with a not-so-legit method of taking action.
Most products like this last just a few short months then disappear. That's the nature of hype in the business of making money online.
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