I’m so pissed off right now I’m don’t even know where to start. Before I even start reviewing CPA Mobile Hack I need share with you my negative buying experience thanks to the marketing hack James Knight.
So I got an email today for a CPA training thing from James and I decided to do a review of it. I’ve seen his reviews around, but never seen something he produced himself. I watched the intro video, and was surprised how animated and likable he was.
The guy was crazy enough to make wax moldings of his own thumbs up for a promo video! lol
I thought to myself, ah well, maybe he actually knows what he’s talking about and has produced a good product. He even showed us the members area with tons of training modules and decent quality video. I was so interested, I actually watched the whole thing, which is rare for me.
What was shocking was that he actually shows us inside the members area before paying for it! Now that’s my style of marketing!
So I went to purchase the product, and it was only $4.95. What a deal!
Then things started to turn sour.
I noticed that James had a testimonial video on the sales page…for his own product? That’s weird. I also noticed that he was teamed up with 3 other people that were not previously mentioned in the promo page.
When paying in Paypal, I noticed the person I was paying was some kind of Hindi name (possibly), and the receipt I received was for some other kind of non-English name. James seems to have disappeared.
It gets worse.
So I log into the members area and instead of 10+ modules and bonuses I get 7 videos. One is an introduction video and the last training module is locked. Wait a minute, I paid for a full course!
The advanced training is locked and an upsell using an obviously “sexy” method of trying to get me to buy it. How tacky!
But that’s just the beginning of what really made me mad. At first, I was going to email James and tell him that his face had been hacked! I though, “OMG, someone stole his video and uploaded it to their own product to (falsely) give the impression that Knight was behind this product!”
But as I investigated, I realized that Knight himself was supporting this scheme.
On the promo (not sales) page for CPA Mobile hack, Knight’s webinar is talking about a product he created called CPA Profit Secrets. However, the meta information for the page says CPA Mobile Cash. This is taken from his own YouTube channel. Maybe they embedded it without his knowing? Not possible, because remember, he also created a testimonial video for them!
So rolled into one promotion, we are talking about three different products: CPA Profit Secrets, CPA Mobile Cash, and CPA Mobile Hack.
WTF is going on here? Am I crazy? This seems like some really shady stuff going on here. Imagine if I showed you a commercial for a tasty, hoppy, ice-cold American craft beer then delivered a warm can of Natural Ice from 1999? You'd be pretty mad, wouldn't you?
Note: This guy also, incredibly wrongly, recommends that stealing people’s YouTube videos is OK (in his promo for CPA Profit Secrets). NO, it’s not OK to take other people’s videos and put an introduction on it. That’s copyright infringement. Yes, it’s OK to embed videos on your website because the original owner still receives ad revenue and ownership of the video. You can also chop up video for derivative (creative) works, but need to create something completely unique.
OK, enough of that rant. Although this wasn’t the product I intended on reviewing, here is is.
CPA Mobile Hack review
Product Name: CPA Mobile Hack
Product Owner: Abdul : Ahmad? (name on receipt)
Also Danial Tarique, Hafiz Ahmad Ashfaq, Venkata Ramana
Advertised Price: $17
Upsells: $15, 21
What Is It?
A few videos on how to use Unbounce and Get Response to create mobile optimized landing pages and an email sequence.
CPA Mobile Hack itself wasn’t bad quality, but they should have made it clear that we need to buy Unbounce and Get Response to make use the product.
Before You Buy
Honestly, I’m curious why there are four people involved in creating a product with six videos and one speaker. It seems like a lot of cooks trying to fry an egg together.
The rest of my gripes with the sales process are listed above, in detail.
What I Liked
Actually, the video quality was decent, and the presenter did a good job of explaining what he was teaching. It was clear he was speaking from experience, rather than just talking about a “good idea” he has, which a lot of product creators do.
For the $5 I paid (discounted WSO), it would be worth it…if I was going to pay the $65/month for other products I need to actually use the training.
Here’s the content breakdown so you know what you’re getting:
Getting Started: 20 min video
Creating The Funnel
- Module 1: Creating landing pages with Unbounce – 17 min
- Module 2: Setting up OTO1 – 9 min
- Module 3: Setting up OTO2 – 20 min
- Module 4: Autoresponder Integration – 12 min
Setting up Autoresponder & Retargeting
- Module 1: Writing email sequence & swipes – 25 min
- Module 2: Retargeting Setup – 10 min
Traffic Generation: Content Unavailable
What I Didn’t Like
Wow, the website was slow. I don’t know what the issue was but loading pages takes FOREVER. Videos play fine, so I guess it’s not a big deal.
Way More Money That Expected
This is the killer for most people. The cheapest account for Unbounce is $50/month for only 1000 visitors to your landing page. It goes all the way up to $200/month for higher visitor numbers.
Bet you didn’t expect to be paying that much to use a $5 product!
Oh, and you’ll also need an autoresponder account. He uses Get Response, which is $15/month for 1000 subscribers, and you’ll be paying $25/month or more for anything above that.
Wow. Your budget just went from under $10 to $65+ per month.
Unfinished product, No Follow Up
I was NOT happy to find out that the last training module was locked. Though were were “promised” that new content is added regularly, my experience with this type of product is that they will follow up with one webinar (trying to sell you coaching or other expensive stuff), then ditch it for a new release in the next month.
UPDATE: I have received several emails from unknown addresses (different places) regarding my purchase of this product. It's clear that they added me to several lists (not just one), which is really annoying. I have unsubscribed to a few, but they keep coming. I hate marketing techniques like this – they think because I purchased their stuff that they have free reign to promote anything they want to me or anything their friends want to send me.