Five Minutes Profit Sites is promoted as a new and exciting way to earn $519 a day – using a software and a $12.3 million loophole. As the name suggests, you’re meant to be making that money in very little time at all.
It’s one of those ideas that sounds fantastic on paper and also pretty unrealistic. In fact, the site made me laugh the first time I saw it. After all, plenty of websites make similar claims – but when are they ever true?
That begs the question, what does Five Minutes Profit Sites actually offer? And, more importantly, is it a scam? Those questions are what we’re looking at in this review. It’s always best to know these things before you invest time or money into a new system.
What Does It Do?
According to the marketing page, Five Minutes Profit Sites builds a ‘done-for-you website’ in less than five minutes (hence the name). It also has an algorithm that helps you to find websites with powerful affiliate programs and then provides education about getting visitors to those sites and earning money.
The underlying idea is legitimate. You’re meant to be making money through affiliate marketing. That process involves promoting products from other sites and earning commission on sales. It’s a common technique that many people do, often quite successfully.
But, what about the software side of things? Could you earn money from a website that was built for you through automation? I don’t know about you, but I’m skeptical.
Five Minutes Profit Sites claims that you only need to spend 23 minutes a day to earn through their system. That’s a minimum, mind you. There is no information about how much time you need to spend to turn a decent profit.
Instead, the marketing just emphasizes over and over again that the process is easy.
Plenty Of Red Flags
While the underlying idea is legitimate enough, there are many concerning aspects about Five Minutes Profit Sites. This includes various areas that I would consider red flags. These are typical manipulative tricks to convince people to buy and they’re often present on low-quality products.
For example, the sales page for Five Minutes Profit Sites provides daily sales screenshots as proof of income. But, such screenshots don’t prove anything at all. They can be digitally manipulated without too much effort. Besides, they don’t show where the income came from, so they’re pretty meaningless.
There is also a false scarcity element, where the site implies that you had better get in fast. The license number might be limited, but I highly doubt it. It’s rare for companies to actually put a limit on the number of copies they’re going to sell – especially when the product is digital only.
They also use social proof by popping up alerts about who has purchased the product. I have no idea whether the alerts are accurate or not – and honestly, it doesn’t matter. Either way, they’re used to pressure people into buying.
There are many other examples too, including an excessive amount of hype and wild claims about income potential. After all, $519 per day is a pretty extreme claim.
And, what about that $12.3 million loophole? The site never provides any details about what they’re talking about there. As they’re focusing on affiliate marketing as a technique – I highly doubt that there is any loophole at all.
Oh yeah – and then there’s the free software. Most of the sales page (and sales video) talks about how Five Minute Profit Sites is giving away licenses to their software. And, technically, they are. The software itself is free. But, to use the software you have to pay for hosting.
Users have to pay this fee before they get access to anything, including the software itself. You mightn’t technically be paying for the software itself, but the end result is the same. Plus, you’re paying for software that will build you a website – with no idea about what that website will look like. There are no details about the hosting either.
That’s a problem. Some websites hosts are effective and provide a reliable service. Others aren’t. Their features can dramatically too. Having to pay with hardly any details about your site or hosting? That’s a very concerning requirement.
In fact, the sales page doesn’t provide many details about anything. Instead, it’s a very long page that simply hypes up the product over and over again.
The one saving grace is that Five Minute Profit Sites is sold through Clickbank. Clickbank is pretty good about providing refunds, so you’d be able to easily get your money back, as long as it’s in the first 60 days. That’s more than enough time to find out for yourself whether the product works or not.
But honestly… doing so is a waste of time. With so many red flags on the site, it’s hard to imagine that the product could be any good at all.
Is It A Scam?
Honestly, no. Five Minutes Profit Sites isn’t a scam. Not in the strictest sense of the word. The system uses affiliate marketing as an underlying approach, which is a legitimate way to earn money. Plenty of people in online business rely on affiliate marketing (including myself).
I’m certain that you could make money from the site they build you too, given enough time. But, there’s still a lot to be concerned about.
For one thing, affiliate marketing takes time and energy. It’s never going to be a five-minute process. You’re certainly not going to make thousands of dollars in commissions within your first week. You probably wouldn’t get much (or any) traffic that fast.
It takes most affiliate marketers at least a year before they’re making thousands of dollars in commissions. In fact, it can take months (or more) to even see your first sale.
Honestly, the claims that Five Minute Profit Sites makes aren’t just unrealistic, they’re impossible. You cannot be successful that fast with affiliate marketing. The field doesn’t work like that. Once upon a time, maybe. Nowadays, you need to plan and you need to develop your business properly.
If nothing else, you need time for your website to be recognized through search engines and rank. Other traffic sources, like social media take time too. And, of course, you’re going to want something of value on your website.
Besides that, you don’t need software to build a site for you or to find you affiliate opportunities. Neither of those tasks are difficult. It’s much better to do them yourself, so that you can make the best possible decisions along the way.
If you did take their approach and have a site made for you, I suspect you’d have to spend a lot of time fixing it to make sure it stands a chance in the industry. I've purchased “done for you” websites before and spent months trying to fix up their mistakes (remember, I do this for a living!), and I ended up just scrapping the website and starting over.
As for their step-by-step method, I don’t know. It might work just fine. There are plenty of techniques for making money through affiliate marketing. But, the marketing mostly focuses on manipulation and on the software. To me, that suggests that the training side of it isn’t that good.
Even if it is, why bother? Affiliate marketing education is a huge field and there are countless high-quality training products out there. If you want to earn in this field, try a training solution that is more reliable and gives you all of the details up-front – without the manipulation.
Most products like this last just a few short months then disappear. That's the nature of hype in the business of making money online.
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