Product Name: Really Good Commissions
Product Owner: Frank Thomas? Ryan? Jeff?
Advertised Price: $49
Discount Price: $19
Upgrades: $247, +more
What Is It?
Steal videos from other people, then upload them to your own Facebook page and insert affiliate links from Clickbank int he description to sell products.
There could be a way to execute a strategy like this legitimately, so I gave Really Good Commissions a few points. However, the way it’s presented is completely dishonest and will not work as easily as described.
Before You Buy
Really Good Commissions is scraping the bottom of the barrel with their product name, and they are not introducing a very new concept to us despite what they tell in the sales pitch. This was done before in Tube Cash Code (using YouTube instead of Facebook), and something similar was talked about in The Facebook Vault as well as Traffic with Anthony.
In essence, you find viral videos, and use them to sell your own stuff.
When someone uploads a video to YouTube it’s THEIR property. You can embed the video on a separate website or share on your Facebook page or twitter account, but the video you share still link to the ORIGINAL. It is copyright infringement to download the video and re-upload it to your account because you are basically saying that you own the video and have the right to upload it (which you don’t).
If you don’t have 8 minutes to watch a video on how to properly use copyrighted material and monetize it, then you shouldn’t be using Really Good Commissions at all.
*Note: The main presenter said his name was Frank, but then for some reason two guys named Ryan and Jeff were presenting the videos. I’m not sure what happened there.
What I Liked
I think if you had your OWN videos that you uploaded, you could use this strategy to sell related products. For example, if you made a viral video about a dog, you could promote some dog products on your FB page and make money.
Alternatively, you could make a website, YouTube channel, or Facebook page about a specific topic and share videos from other people and promote related products as well. You’d still need a strategy to get traffic, but with those plans, you at least have the beginning of a legitimate business.
There were actually quite a few training videos in the members area, and they were good quality. For the discount price of $19, it’s not a bad price. However, beware of all the other stuff they are trying to sell you!
What I Didn’t Like
The Intro Lied To Us
We are told that we don’t need a website, we don’t need experience, and we don’t have to sell anything.
Then Really Good Commissions tries to sell us website hosting, teach us how to sell clickbank products, and basically leaves a bunch of holes in our business plan that will leave most people scratching their heads.
I don’t really think the sales video was very honest in their marketing.
I honestly had to laugh to myself when we were told that the website we were getting was worth $2997. If you are not familiar with internet marketing, just know that this is a completely made up number and the website you get with the hosting package is not a “cash machine” and worth only about $10.
*Note: In Module 2 Video 4, Frank DOES say that we don’t have to build a website and that he doesn’t recommend we build one until we are making money.
Then why did we sign up for a year of hosting and domain registration in Module 1 Video 2 + 3?
Business Plan = Hope For Sales From Friends
“You’re going to need an account with 500-1000 friends.” Uh oh, you didn’t know that? Too bad they didn’t tell us until Module 3 video 4.
Without a ton of friends, and without any training on how to use Facebook ads to drive traffic to your fan page or general advice on how to drive traffic to your website, Really Good Commissions becomes useless.
Without traffic you won’t make sales. Even with tons of traffic and just a link under a funny video is a pretty poor business strategy.
Could it make a couple random sales? Yeah. Am I going to spend my time working my butt off to make this work? No. I’ll focus my efforts elsewhere.
One More Thing
Honestly, I’m not sure why they didn’t just say to make a Facebook page and post viral videos from other people there. It’s still a lame way to make money in my opinion, but at least it would be “legit”. You can still post descriptions and links along with videos you post to an FB page from other people’s YT channel.
I don’t know why they suggest you download the videos then upload them to your own page.
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Did you buy Really Good Commissions? What was your experience like? Do you think it's OK to take other people's videos from YouTube and monetize them for yourself?
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