Product Name: Endless Traffic Machine
Product Owner: Billy Darr
Advertised Price: $9.95
What is it?
Endless Traffic Machine is a seven-part video series that shows you how to get traffic from various websites, communities and networks online.
Endless Traffic Machine does an okay job of explaining some basic traffic strategies but it’s not an entire business plan and most of it is common knowledge. After you factor in the low quality videos and frustrating upsells I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone.
Before You Buy
Once you purchase Endless Traffic Machine you’re bombarded with about a half-dozen other offers.
To be fair, only half of them are upsells, the other half are their discounted counterparts, but it’s still six pages with six offers that you have to either buy or try to get away from. It’s annoying.
Some of these offers will cost you as much as $200.
The first upsell promises to give you an over-the-shoulder view into how Billy makes money online. That’s odd because he didn’t seem to want to give that “Over the shoulder” view in Endless Traffic Machine, the core product. I guess that’s what the additional $17 is for.
The next upsell is a course that shows you how to get “cheap traffic” using Bing ads.
This one will cost you $27, unless you click “no thanks”. Then you can get it for $17.
I wouldn’t recommend it if he was giving it away.
And if you haven’t had enough at this point, Billy goes in for the kill with an offer for $197.
Now, I don’t know what planet it makes sense to offer someone something for two-hundred bucks when they just turned down two offers for less than thirty, but apparently that’s where Billy lives.
I love his opening line here too: “Dear frustrated marketer…”
Yeah, I’m frustrated, because you won’t just let me get to the product I already paid for!
What I Liked
Lots of Free Traffic Methods
Within the members area you will find eleven videos that outline seven different methods for getting traffic to your website. For the most part, each method is a solid, real traffic-getting strategy that anyone can put into action.
There’s videos about using forums, YouTube, email and even affiliates to get traffic. I like free traffic methods because they are usually more long term solutions than paid methods. And often times when you buy a “traffic product” they teach you how to buy PPC (pay-per-click) ads, which can be very costly.
I was glad to see that Billy didn’t take that route, and instead decided to focus mostly on free methods that beginners can easily adopt.
There’s a Community
If you’ve read some of my other reviews then you know that I like to see products with some type of community. It’s not the community so much, as it is the support that comes from the community, that I like.
think know when there is a community it’s much easier for beginners, because you get to ask for help from other members. The chances of there being a member with the same experience level as you is pretty good, so that helps you learn and grow. Plus it helps to eliminate some of the back and forth you have to go through with regular “support desks”.
It’s unfortunate that so many other product creators don’t offer this, but Billy does.
As soon as you enter the members area you see the offer to join the Endless Traffic Machine Facebook group. Just to be sure I checked it out and there seems to be about two-hundred member there already. That’s not a lot, but it’s pretty normal for Facebook groups. I have no doubt that there are at least a few active members there.
What I Didn't Like
Endless Traffic Machine shows you how to get traffic to your website, it doesn’t show you how to build a website and all the other things that come first. Traffic isn’t the last thing you need to think about but it’s definitely not the first. If you haven’t built a website yet, or decided what type of website/business you want to build, then traffic isn’t going to help you at all.
I don’t think Billy means to market Endless Traffic Machine as if it is the first thing you should buy if you want to build a business online, but with sales pages like his, beginners can easily get sidetracked and trapped into thinking it is. That’s why I felt like it was worth mentioning here that it is not.
In most cases, I like video-based products. Now, there are lots of different ways to do videos courses (obviously) but most of them are good for beginners AND those with a bit more experience.
For example, screen-recordings, are great for any product because they give you that over-the-shoulder view.
However, there are other styles of videos that aren’t much better than giving the buyer a PDF to read through. Think of those videos that are nothing more than a Power-Point presentation. Boring. Not to mention far less helpful.
Unfortunately, Billy decided to use a mind-mapping style video which, in many ways is worse than just about anything else he could have done.
I will never know why some products creators choose to make this style of video for their buyers but sometimes they do. It seems like it would be much easier, and quicker, to simply record themselves going through each step of the process — easier on the creator and better for the buyer.
When I see videos like this — instead of screen recordings or something similar — it tells me that the product’s creator is teaching something that only works in theory. Otherwise he would simply show you how to do it, Right?
A lot of what Billy is teaching you in these videos is fairly common information. You can do a quick search for “traffic ideas” — or some similar term — and pull up tons of information from millions of websites, all talking about the very same methods Billy discussed here.
In fact, just to show you what I mean, I did my own search. The very first thing Google shows me (after the ads of course) is this….
If you’re not totally green, then your first instinct, when trying to come up with a traffic strategy is going to be to share whatever it is with the world via social media.
Everyone knows that sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are great sources for traffic.
Now, knowing that and implementing that knowledge is different. And I do firmly believe it’s better to pay a few bucks to get all the information you need, in one spot, rather than trying to scavenge it all up from various sources online. However, I don’t think that makes Endless Traffic Machine any better, because this is all stuff you could learn on your own fairly easy in the matter of a few short hours.
This wasn’t a bad attempt at teaching a portion of what it takes to run a successful online business, but it doesn’t show the whole picture. To see the big picture, and get a roadmap from start to finish of how to run an online business, I only recommend one website.