Product Name: Genius Marketing Pro
Product Owners: Dwayne Golden Sr/Jr, Alex Costan, Stephen Gilbert
Advertised Price: $47/month
What Is It?
This is a complete “marketing suite” that includes an autoresponder, a lead page builder, lead/traffic analyzer, funnel creator, and hosting.
The idea is that it’s a one-stop-shop to build an online business.
On the surface, Genius Marketing Pro sounds like a pretty good deal, and for the right buyer, just might be! However, it’s not something I would personally spend my money on, and I have several specific reasons why.
Before You Buy
Of course, as when you buy any “make money online” product, there’s always a long list of other things to buy. Unfortunately, the product creators behind Genius Marketing Pro will ask you to spend another $77 and $97 to upgrade you product. Here’s what they offer.
Upsell 1: $77
For this upsell, they offer an option for you to share your winning funnels with other people. This adds another potential layer to your business where you can create and sell funnels to clients.
Personally, I think it’s way too early in the game to invest in something like this. Wait until you are earning money, then start thinking of selling your strategies.
Upsell #2: $97
In this upsell, they want to sell you 5 “Done For You Funnels”. This will be attractive to anyone who has never built a funnel before, and this type stuff is targeted towards a “please do it for me” audience.
Personally, I don’t believe in “done for you”. There’s usually very little proof that it actually works, or just one case study which may not apply to your niche or your audience.
About The Product Creators
I immediately recognized one person from another product I reviewed called Ingreso Cybernetico. That links to my full review, and it’s not a good one. It's essentially a pyramid scheme. Dwayne Golden Sr. created (or represented?) a terrible product, sloppily put together, and now seems to have ditched it for a new project.
The frustrating thing about product creators like this is that here's how product launches go:
- Make a digital product
- Create hype
- Have a launch fueled by affiliates
- Let it fizzle
- Make a new product and repeat
- Show results from your last launch to “prove” the new system works (optional)
What I Liked
The One-Stop-Shop Idea
The idea that you can create and run a full campaign in any niche from a single dashboard is pretty attractive. It would be pretty awesome to be able to host, track clicks, send emails, create sales pages, and outsource ad copy all from one place.
For someone with a solid idea of what they want to do with their business, this would be a useful too. Spoiler Alert: I don’t recommend Genius Marketing Pro for this task. I think Rainmaker from Studiopress [link] is way better (but it’s a lot more expensive)
Recommendation From A Trusted Source
I don’t trust a lot of internet marketing reviewers out there, but I think Mike from Main does a pretty good job. He actually gave this product a pretty good review. Although I don’t recommend it, he does. If you decide to buy Genius Marketing Pro, you should visit Mikes website and go through his link to get his bonuses.
What I Didn’t Like
No Reviews From People That Actually Use It
Browsing online for reviews of Genius Marketing Pro, I discovered that everyone who recommends it doesn’t actually use it. There are tons of videos, written reviews, and promos for it, but they all talk about how cool the features are…basically the same stuff you can see on the sales page.
Have they used it? Have they created a funnel with it? What were their results? Even Mike From Maine (linked above) doesn't use the product on a regular basis as far as I know.
Looking great and having cool features is one thing, but actually producing results is something completely different!
All I really see from the positive reviews are people offering endless bonuses of crappy PDF guides on how to make money online that will no doubt sit on your desktop, unused.
The Unknown Variable of Longevity
This is a brand new product, and it has no history of updates or satisfied users. Considering that it was created by internet marketing guys with several other ditched products under their belt, I highly doubt it will be around for long, or that it will be updated on a regular basis.
I’m guessing of course, but if you are going to build your ENTIRE business on their platform, there has to be some kind of trust factor, no?
So you are spending $47/month for the squeeze pages, lead tracking, hosting, and autoresponder. Well, if you order the services separately, with the most trusted online companies, you aren’t really paying that much more.
- Autoresponder: $19/month
- Thrive Landing Pages + Content Builder $97 (one time fee)
- Hosting: $10/month
- Domain $11/year
So you’re basically looking at $39/month plus some other one time fees versus the constant $47/month for a similar service. Although not everything will be “in house”, you will get the BEST of each service, with trusted support teams and tons of excellent customer testimonials.
This is in contrast to some new guy on the block that has built their business on HYPE.
Keep in mind of course, there are more expensive options that I’ve listed above, so you may end up spending more depending on which service you use. The point still stands – I would not trust the life of my entire business to a company like Genius Marketing Pro which has not proven itself.
Too Many Options For Newbies
Personally, I think there’s just too much to take in for newbies. As someone that helps people build their first businesses online, I see the extreme confusion that newbies run into. People struggle with basic things like how to update their DNS to get a domain to point to their hosting.
How the heck are they going to develop a full marketing plan that involves squeeze pages, email follow ups, and then the terror of getting traffic to the site? It’s going to be tough.
There’s really no mention of traffic within the sales page of Genius Marketing Pro, so I assume that you are on your own with finding it. Either that, or they will recommend boilerplate strategies like traffic exchanges, link exchanges, solo ads, and safe lists…none of which I recommend.
If that all sounded a little confusing to you, then this product is probably not appropriate for your skill level of marketing. If you followed what I was talking about, then please refer to my last point about building your business with trusted tools, rather than a cheapie option.
Who Is Genius Marketing Pro Good For?
If you are very trusting and believe in this new company, plus you would like to save some cash on the beginning months of your business, then Genius Marketing Pro might be a good option for you.
If you are brand new to internet marketing, don’t have your own product and don’t know what you’re going to sell online, then it’s not a good fit. If you see a potential for a company like this to disappear in the next few months and would rather pick more trustworthy services, then this product is not for you either.
I think it’s great that the guys behind Genius Marketing Pro are trying to create something new, and I wish them success. However, I’m not going to bet the future of my business on it.
If you’re looking for a great landing page builder, my #1 recommendation is Thrive Landing Pages + Content Builder. Optimize Press is also a great choice, but they are much more expensive.
If you are just getting started in online business and a little lost about how to actually make money online, then I recommend you get some help! I got started at Wealthy Affiliate, and they are my #1 recommendation for newbies just getting into the biz.
They do not teach traditional “build an email list” type of marketing though! It’s much more newbie friendly in my opinion. You’ll be focusing on building a solid web based business that gets Google traffic and makes money through affiliate sales.
It’s a business focused on helping people rather than collecting leads, and the end result is a much more satisfying, much more profitable business. It’s how I built my first site, and how I make money even to this day. Sign up through my site and I provide extra support since I’ve been through the training and can provide insight from my 5 years of experience in affiliate marketing.
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