Product Name: Autopilot Profits
Product Owner: Ewen Chia
Advertised Price: $37
Extra Costs: $67
What Is It?
A PDF guide on how to sell Clickbank products with black hat methods.
Reading this product was one of those moments where I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The quality of the information was terrible, and the advice Ewen Chia gave was so off base that it's hard to believe that he actually makes money doing this.
Before You Buy
This is the email that sent me off to review this today. It's from a guy names Brett Ingram. I won't be taking his advice any time soon.
The sales page was shockingly exaggerated. The guy didn't even try to tone down ridiculous claims of how “easy” it is to make money online and how rich and famous he is.
What's even worse, is when I clicked away, I was take through a series of SEVEN different offers before I was actually allowed to leave the page. I was shown a variety of his other products following the same formula of easy money, rich and famous, bla bla bla.
What I Liked
I was always unsure of Mr. Chia. I saw that he ran with the guru crowd which rubbed me the wrong way, but I'd also seen him in photos taken with Kiyosaki and Trump, so thought he was more “motivational speaker” than make-money guru.
What I Didn't Like
First off, I was unable to access the product through Clickbank. Yeah – I already paid, and could not access the product unless I bought the upsell. He tried to sell me something else for $67 and completely removed the “no thanks” link, meaning I would be forced to buy. Luckily, I searched in Google and found the product available for free.
Normally I don't do this, but if he will not allow me to access something I paid for, then I do not might trying to find it for free.
It's a 59 page Microsoft Word document. Yes. I just paid $27 for something he probably wrote in a few hours, or even more likely, outsourced someone else to write.
It's Only Generalized Information
Nothing in this guide was actually new. It was all rehashed information from years ago about finding a hungry market and giving them what they want. Few few legit examples were given, and there were a lot of assumptions made about what you would already know.
There were basically zero instructions within the guide. Autopilot profits would be completely useless to someone with even moderate internet marketing skills, and it would be way to confusing to a complete newbie.
The end of the guide basically sets you up to promote his product or other “make money online” products. I recommend you don't get in the habit of being one of those guys, or it's going to be a long journey financial success in internet marketing.
I see this a lot with internet gurus today. They experienced some success about 10 years ago in the internet marketing boom, and now they are rehashing old ideas over and over again. Of course the have proof of earnings from BEFORE. But how can people actually make money NOW? What methods will work this year and in the future? (see which methods I use here)
He Teaches Black Hat
I was shocked to see that Ewen Chia blatantly admits that his “fast traffic” method is actually black hat. It's rare that someone will straight up admit that what they are doing is against Google's TOS, but he does it.
He uses software to automatically create blogger blogs, then spews out autogenerated articles and mass submits them to article directories. What is this, 2007? Please, do not ever do anything like this. It's a waste of time and money.
Blatant Lies & Bad Advice
These two images pretty much explain what kind of marketer Ewen Chia is. On his sales page he says one thing, and inside the actual product he tells a different story. Are you sure you want to follow his advice?
There's so much bad advice contained in this document, that it's impossible to cover it all. He recommends using article directories for backlinks, using link exchanges, and using domain forwarding to protect your affiliate link so no one ‘steals' your commissions. It's so bad, I'm pretty sure that he's never actually read it and just outsourced the whole project.
I'm also sure that Brett Ingram, the guy who sent me this has never read it either. I find it hard to believe that anyone with marketing experience would actually try to pawn this off on people.
After 7 days and contacting clickbank for a refund, I was finally able to access the members area. It seems to be expanded from this Word Guide. At this point, I'm too lazy to redo the whole review, and I think I've proven enough to show you that this is not a product I would use to build my business.
I stand by my opinion that taking the advice of this person could destroy your current business, or prevent you from building your first.
Autopilot Profits will start your business off on the wrong foot. It's based on old and blackhat methods that simply are not relevant to the internet marketing world today. If you want to build an online business, you need to focus on creating quality content for readers, and helping people in some way. Using software to game your way to Page 1 of Google is not a long term business strategy.
This product was a complete joke. Please see why I recommend the honest marketing taught at Wealthy Affiliate. Create a website with the help of experts and newbies just like yourself, then promote stuff that real people actually want to buy (not junk PDFs). I started in 2010, and quit my job after 18 months of running website about computer software. You can pick a topic that you are interested in, and make money doing something you love!