Product Name: 76 Seconds
Product Owner: Bobby B.
Upsells: Have to buy expensive hosting
What is it?
A system promoting a variant of affiliate marketing by offering quick and easy money through a free website that isn’t actually free.
There is little unique about the 76 Seconds system and it is certainly not free despite what the marketing claims. Instead, the idea is to pay for hosting and then try and make money from a poor-quality website. With limited training and a poor approach overall it is likely that most people don’t make money from this system.
Before You Buy
Be very careful when it comes to putting money down for hosting. Make sure you shop around and find out whether the hosting service is any good and whether the price is right. Getting a free site is not worth getting roped into expensive and poor quality hosting – particularly as you don’t know whether the site you are offered is even any good until after you have paid.
What I Liked
I like trying to find things I like about a product, but it isn’t always possible. In this case I did like that at around five or so minutes the videos were relatively short compared to other products. However, that’s still longer than the 76 seconds that was advertised.
What I Didn’t Like
As you can probably guess, the whole 76 second thing is a gimmick. It plays into that whole ‘make money fast’ mindset and most people don’t mind wasting a minute or two to watch a video. The implication is that you will end up watching a 76 second video that offers proof about how this system earns people money. But, that’s not what happens. I timed the video that the site sent me to, and this is what I got:
What happened to 76 seconds? There isn’t even a timer on the page with the video, even though the whole concept was to ‘start the timer’.
Honestly, there is something very odd about this site. Entering email information into the system takes me to one page with a sales video, while clicking on the link in my email takes me to an entirely different page, with a different video (that is just over 5 minutes long).
The two videos are weird, because they basically say the same thing, but there are small things about the videos that contradict each other. In particular, in one video, the narrator talks about how he convinced the affiliate company to give users $100 for free when they start their account. However, in the other video he says that he will personally give people $100 if they don’t make profit.
So, which one is true?
When it comes to the videos, I want to point out that neither of them offered any actual proof that the system worked. All I really saw was one ClickBank screenshot, which can be easily faked. The rest of the information was very general and could apply to a number of different systems.
Additionally, none of it provides any evidence that the approach would work for anyone entering into 76 Seconds by buying hosting.
Here’s another thing. The entire system was promoted as being free, right from the first page. But it isn’t. As one video mentions (but the other doesn’t), you have to sign up for hosting first. The narrator claims that this is the lowest priced hosting he has seen for a 5-star company, but that simply isn’t true.
First of all, there is nothing amazing about this price. The prices below are prices from HostGator for the company’s midlevel plan (it does also have one that is lower price). As you can see, the prices at Cloud Pro Hosting (which is the provider being promoted) are not special at all. In fact, they are kind of crappy.
The second thing is that Cloud Pro Hosting isn’t a five-star hosting company. Far from it. The majority of reviews for Cloud Pro Hosting online just use similar tactics to 76 Seconds. In fact, it seems like the only people who really care about Cloud Pro Hosting are people trying to scam others.
Not a good sign.
If you need any more proof that something is wrong, take a look at this still, which is from a fake review for the product. Despite the name of the review, the guy is actually promoting the product, rather than outing it as a scam.
This particular guy has been associated with other products as well – and not good ones.
One of the concepts of this site is that you earn $100 in your first hour or you get $100 free. The odds of that happening are actually really low. After all, in one of the videos the argument was that the hosting cost around $30, so this was an instant $70 profit. However, the lowest fee for the hosting was $44.85, so there’s clearly some manipulation in place.
In reality, it’s likely that the ‘free’ $100 will be in the form of credit in the affiliate account. To actually get that money, users will probably have to earn some of their own. In many many cases, the person won’t ever get to that point.
And all the while, the user continues to pay for expensive hosting
Actually Making Money
So, what about the money making approach itself? The narrator throws around two key terms (depending on what video you are watching). One is viral marketing and one is affiliate. Viral marketing is a buzz word and largely because it sounds wonderful.
Most of the time, the term refers to using social media networks to try and make a product or idea go viral. Personally, I hate the term, because people use it to imply that there is a good likelihood of something going viral, which is rarely ever true. In this particular case, the term viral marketing isn’t even relevant to the concept being promoted – so it’s entirely misleading.
The narrator also talks about how affiliate companies pay him and the people he trains money. The implication is that people earn money by getting others to go to a specific site or to do something on that site, like fill out a form. Now – this is a way to earn to earn money, but it isn’t as easy as the narrator suggests.
Most of the time, when you are earning money based on visitors or their behavior (rather than sales), the profit is pretty low. Think about it this way: the company who is paying you has to be making a profit. So, the harder it is for the company to get from that point to a profit, the less you will earn. This means that the amount you earn tends to be low, and you have to get a lot of clicks or actions to make good money.
There are many people who do make money this way, so I’m not knocking it. However, you won’t be able to earn money through this approach with a pre-made website and training from a manipulative narrator who can’t even count to 76. Additionally, it is still an approach that requires a lot of learning and a lot of hard work.
There are so many manipulative products out there and 76 Seconds is just another one to add to the list. It isn’t worth bothering with, and honestly, paying that much for poor hosting is never going to end well.
The idea of making money online through a website is a legitimate one, but getting a premade website (free or otherwise) is rarely a good idea. You end up with a site and very little idea of how to make profit from it. The first real step to making money online is to stop trying to rush it.
You need to actually learn the processes associated with making money online otherwise anything you try will only ever be a short-term venture. This is where training comes in. I got my start in affiliate marketing through an online training site and both the site and its community offered me the support and direction I make my business successful and to keep it growing.