Product Name: Home Business Ninja
Product Owner: Emilis “Emka” Strimaitis
Advertised Price: $12.95
What Is It?
Three videos on how to make money online.
There are only three videos, and it's methods we've seen before in many other products. Emka also recommends some shady marketing methods, so this product is not one to buy!
Before You Buy
Honestly, I had some decent expectations for this product. Emilis Strimaitis gave very concrete expectations of what you will get in the product (three secret money making methods), and that you can't expect to get rich overnight.
However, he does get a bit deceptive with regards to how easy it is to make your first $100. Actually, the first money you make online is the hardest – repeating it is just a matter of doing what you did before and scaling it up. It's not easy either, but it's easier to focus once you have faith that YOU can actually make money.
Spoiler alert, here are the three money making methods:
- Make YouTube videos with Animoto and promote Clickbank products
- Launch Jacking JV products with fake discounts
- Sell product security software to JV product owners
What I Liked
To be fair, the videos were concise, and are actually ways that people make money. I don't think the training is sufficient, and I don't agree with the methods he uses, but if someone were to purchase Home Business Ninja and run with the training I think you could make a few bucks.
What I Didn't Like
The first video we watch is about Animoto videos. A year or two back these were fascinating. Now, everyone has them and there are lots of cheap software you can buy to make this. The good is that it's cheaper and easier to do it, the bad is that they are no longer as attractive as they used to be.
There's no training on how to use Animoto, and it's actually a paid software if you want all the features. Without training and continued support, it's hard to see anyone taking this past a few test videos. Navigating Clickbank, choosing products, uploading videos, video SEO and all that stuff is not explained very well, or at all.
Launch Jacking with Fake Discounts
This is the worst idea of all of the videos. Without getting too much into launch jacking, basically, you browse forums to see which new digital information products are going to be launched in the coming weeks.
Before actually using or reviewing the product, you write a blog post about it offering a discount. It doesn't matter that you don't have a discount, you just want to get people on your page.
This is a flat out dishonest and annoying way to make money.
Selling Security Software
This is probably the most useful of the methods, but it's also the hardest to actually make money. The idea behind this one is that you look for illegal downloads for digital information products. You then notify the owner, and offer to sell him some security software to protect his product from theft.
There are many problems with this strategy.
1. If a person creates a digital information product they are smart enough to know that people will try to download it illegally. If they haven't locked it properly, then they are not concerned about these lost sales. Good luck getting them to pay for something they weren't really worried about in the first place.
2. The form letter shown to us looks exactly like spam, so it's going to be hard to catch people's attention. “Hey [product owner], I noticed there are some illegal downloads available for [product name]. This type of form letter is very common in comment and email spam, and will likely get ignored.
3. Many products owners don't exist or outsource their support. If you've read any of the reviews on my site, you'll know that a lot of the names you see attached to products in the JV and internet marketing world are pseudonyms designed to hide the identity of the real product creators.
Though with a bit of digging you can find the real product owners, there's no real chance of getting them to respond to your emails. They are scam artists, and don't care about a few lost sales. If you are dealing with an outsourced support center like Zendesk, they may not even be able to contact the product owner directly, and if they can, the owner will likely not care anyway.
This is just another wannabe guru product launch that focuses on selling digital information products by well known methods. $12 isn't expensive, but to be honest, these strategies are not worth your time. Home Business Ninja is not the foundation of an online business, it's a few tricks that might work for some people, and not for others.
The reason I was so down on this product is because it was missing some of the key ingredients to being successful online. There was no support, the training videos were outdated, and the instructions were just not newbie friendly enough.
I am where I am today in the world of internet marketing because of the step by step training I took just 4 years ago. Take the courses I took and learn to build your first profitable website.