Product Name: Classified Commissions
Product Owner: Naidy, Tom, & Gaurub
Advertised Price: $8.95
What Is It?
Post work from home opportunities on local classified ads.
Most of what’s in Classified Commissions is pure fluff, repeating the same concepts we already know. Build a squeeze page, drive traffic to it, promote affiliate offers from Clickbank.
Before You Buy
I recently reviewed a product from Naidy Phoon called Ultimate Traffic Monster that actually scored pretty well (72/100). However, this one didn’t do nearly as good for several reasons.
First, it’s really short, and really thin as far as content goes. It’s 42 pages long, but the first full 7 pages are just introduction, and the last page is a signature. Plus, the bulk of the content is actually nothing new.
- Pages 7-14 is all about choosing affiliate offers on Clickbank
- Pages 14-24 is about how to set up a short autoresponder sequence.
- The last part of the guide is about using ONE traffic source to drive traffic to your squeeze page. That’s it. If you know this stuff, then there’s nothing really classified about Classified Commissions at all.
What I Liked
The guide is not badly written – it’s certainly not a scam. It does include an overview, and for $9, I could see some people benefit from reading the guide. But with the huge number of similar guides out there, even full video membership websites like Income Society available for a smilier price, paying nine bucks for this guide just doesn’t make sense.
Also, it's a great play on words. I though they meant “classified” like “secret”, but they are just talking about classified ads, which becomes clear when you read the guide.
What I Didn’t Like
Big Secret Marketing
Most online marketers these days try to position themselves as knowing a “big secret” and you have to pay to find out what that is. The trouble with this is that very rarely am I surprised at what I find.
It’s the same old tired secrets of “the money is in the list”, and “Clickbank pays good commissions”. If you’ve bought more than one internet marketing product before, then Classified Commissions will not teach you anything new. If you’ve never bought an internet marketing product before, then this guide will not provide you with enough information to actually get started.
BTW, the big ‘secret’ behind this guide is that you post your squeeze page to local classified listing websites like Craigslist. Not impressed? Neither was I.
Job boards on classified ad sites are for posting jobs, not for biz ops, and the vast majority of these sites make that very clear. posting “work from home opportunities” is not allowed. Yet Naidy encourages us to do just that! Are you up for being deceptive in your marketing to achieve results? Personally, I am against this type of marketing.
For one, I don’t think it achieves the results you want. People are looking for jobs, and you are essentially trying to sell them something by pretending to be hiring. It’s a bait and switch tactic that will yield little to no results.
But it’s also causing your (potential) customer more strife! They maybe lost their job or are in a bad financial situation. Nadie even goes so far as to include a “Your Application Has Been Accepted” email in his autoresponder follow up.
Wow. Imagine the disappointment people feel when they figure out that it’s actually a sales pitch for a dumb 30 page PDF about how to market Clickbank products online. Now imagine how pissed off they will be if they don’t find out until AFTER they paid.
The fact that we have to actually spoof our IP location using proxies ads in order to avoid moderators and get these ads posted shows that you are breaking the rules from day one. Are you willing to build a business with it’s foundation in deception and bending the rules? Not me.
Learn how to build a business that people want to actually visit, and one that isn’t founded on deceiving your customers into thinking you’re something that you’re not. Instead of marketing to people, why not have them come to your website through search engines?
This is how I make money online, and it’s what I recommend to newbies. It’s cheap to get started (just the cost of a domain), and it means you can market any products you want…not just the “make money online” type of stuff you see around everywhere.
What do you think? Is it dishonest to post job ads to Craigslist and then try to sell those people a “make money” guide?