Product Name: Free Affiliate System
Product Owner: Michael Beeson?
Advertised Price: Free
Real Price: $176/year ($44/3 month)
What Is It?
This is a recently revived hosting scam. A hosting scam (as I call it) is when a company asks you to buy a mystery make-money product but before you understand what it is, you must enter a hosting contract.
With Free Affiliate System you are going to be promoting weight loss products on your website.
While I do see some potential in this system, I don’t believe it’s an honest, or very effective long-term business plan.
Before You Buy
The owner of the product calls himself “Michael Beeson”, but there are several instances of the a person named Bobby B leaving his signature at the bottom of the page. Who the real owner is, or if this is a joint venture product is unclear.
What is clear is that both Michael Beeson and Bobby B have been involved in previous product launches, all of which seem to be quite similar to what’s going on in Free Affiliate System. Here are a list of the ones I found
So this begs the question: If your first product was so awesome, why did you ditch it and relaunch it with a similar, but different name?
The #1 reason I can think of is that the buzz surrounding the first product dies off after buyers realize it doesn’t work. It’s very easy to keep the same formula, make a few tweaks, and launch a new product with new buzz, then repeat the process again and again.
This formula works for [CENSORED], so it certainly can work here.
Also, know that you MUST spend money to make this product work. Though we are told over and over again how free it is, you still have to pay money to a hosting company (non-refundable) to actually look at what’s inside Free Affiliate System.
In my book, makes it not free at all.
What I Liked
Affiliate marketing truly does work. This is how I make my living online, and it’s a very inexpensive way to build your first business.
I also think that there is a way to simplify the process and increase chances of success for newbies getting started. Limiting options on what to promote will certainly help some people (though restrict others).
What I Didn’t Like
Ok, get ready for a bit of math. Free Affiliate system is $44/3 months, which works out to $176 per year.That’s not including training, it only gets you one website, and you are pretty much on your own except for a tiny bit of beginner training.
My #1 recommended product offers unlimited hosting, unlimited support, and updated training specially targeted to newbies for $359/year. So for double the price of ONE affiliate site, you essentially get the unlimited version.
Sounds like a much better deal to me.
The fact is, you can start a self-hosted wordpress site with no training or support for $11/year (domain) and $100/year (hosting) and be able to promote ANY product you want. Why would you pay more to have someone spoon feed you a low-quality affiliate product to put on your site?
There are not only plenty of complaints about Free Affiliate System, there are also numerous complains about Beeeson’s previous products as well.
What’s are the common themes from the complaints?
- Expensive hosting
- Low quality affiliate product
- Low quality website
- Unresponsive support
- No results
That’s pretty much the way all of these hosting scams work.
They don’t make this clear, but there are literally thousands upon thousands of potential products you could promote on your website. Weight loss is always a winning topic, but most people are not interested in having this be the topic of their business.
What if you love art?
These are all great topics for your website, and there more than one way to make money from any of these potential sites. All you need is the correct training to find out how to make your site and how to link up the products.
I am used to having instant access to a membership forum with live chat and hundreds of other members to communicate with about problems on my website or questions about business.
When a product like this comes along and expects me to wait 24-48 hours (no weekends) for responses to even simple inquiries, I can’t stand it. I know that this is pretty standard for a lot of products, but honestly, the support of people that believed in my and my business was vital to achieving my own success online.
You may not have thought it, but I started out as a newbie at one point as well (I’m full time now). Being able to ask questions and get quick answers was one of the key components for me to be able to work through problems and reach solutions!
Based on price and what was delivered, this product just doesn’t cut it.
Forget about gimmicks that promise super ultra secret systems that can make you money instantly. You can follow training that will teach regular people just like you how to start out in the confusing world of online business, along with hundreds of other members to help you take your first steps.