Product Name: Auto Mobile Code
Product Owner: Giovani Leoni & Tessa
Advertised Price: $49
What Is It?
Auto Mobile Code is about sending SMS messages to people and selling them stuff or getting them to opt in to an email list on your blog (via SMS message).
Actually, SMS marketing really does work. However, the tools provided by Auto Mobile Code are not even close to being sufficient. There is no way that this is going to work for newbies either.
You will have to spend money and already have a database of contacts for this to work.
At the very least, the system does not live up to the hype that it will make you $50,000 in one day and you can start profiting today.
Before You Buy
This product has some very shady ties that you should be aware of. First off, Giovani Leoni and Tessa are actors. The real person behind this product is Ronnie Montano, a notorious scam artist.
He is also responsible for producing eMobile Code, another scam that is making the rounds these past few weeks. You can see in the screenshot below that eMobile is actually sold as part of an extra offer associated with this product.
Those two facts alone should be enough to scare you away from even thinking of buying this product.
What I Liked
There was actually some really good music in the sales video. I watched it a little longer than most because I enjoyed the pumping techno of the intro and the smooth jazz while we toured the mansion of the fake couple.
And to be honest, I really liked Giovani’s pants. Wow, I wish I could pull off that look.
But seriously, I do think that SMS marketing can work, but it’s going to take time to learn, and money to spend on ads. It’s not free, and it’s not quick.
What I Didn’t Like
At first glance, the members area looks pretty full, and yes, there are plenty of videos to watch. I guess for $19 I can’t complain about there being ‘nothing’ inside the members area.
However, know that much of what you see COSTS MONEY. You should be very wary of attending those mastermind sessions because webinars like that are notorious for high pressure sales tactics to get you to buy expensive coaching products, sometimes costing $10,000’s of dollars
All the videos are from different people, making it obvious that this is not a comprehensive product, but mashup of whatever junk videos they could get the rights to.
The Problem With SMS Marketing
So SMS marketing works, but what Auto Mobile Code doesn’t tell you beforehand that makes this a scam in my eyes.
1. You need a database of contacts for this to work. If you don’t have an existing list of phone numbers to send the messages to, then you can’t use it. There are ways to get these numbers, but they are either illegal, expensive, or both.
2. You need to pay per message sent. In order to send the messages you need to buy “credits” or “packages” of credits. That means you’ll have to learn about conversion rates, i.e. how much you spend vs how much you earn.
And on top of that, you have to figure out what to promote because there’s a good chance you don’t already have your own product or know anything about affiliate marketing.
Another thing I thought of is that while it's true that there are more mobile phones in the world, that doesn't mean you can make more money advertising on mobile. One of the reasons this is true is because a lot of mobile usage comes from developing countries. Are you going to be blasting SMSs to the Philippines, China, and Brazil? Probably not, especially if you're paying for it.
It's also an extremely invasive form of marketing, which is going to have a lot lower conversion rate that internet advertising. How many times have you clicked on a link from a strange phone number and bought anything?
Without money, a list of contacts, and an offer, this product is essentially useless. Considering its association with fraudsters and other online scams, I wouldn’t even recommend it if you did have the money and contacts.
Don’t start off on the wrong foot. If you are serious about making money online, you need to be a part of a legitimate training center that teaches online business.
The only reason I am able to work online full time now is because I had a great set of mentors and a safe place where I could ask questions and get help when I needed it.