Product Owner: Kevin and Darin Blue
Advertised Price: $30
Upsells: $19.95/month, $14.95, $97, $177, $49/month, $97, $296, $497 (Total = $319 + $567/month)
What Is It?
Affiliate marketing, scalable online business training, and MLM/network marketing.
One Sentence Review: Disguised as an affiliate marketing training center, it's an obvious attempt at squeezing each customer for as much money as possible through hype, upsells, MLM pyramid schemes.
Before You Buy:
I think this program was abandoned in late 2012 because the forum pretty much died at that time. None of the posts have dates of them but one of the most recent ones was about Google Penguin which was mid 2012.
Though it's called a “university”, the people that created it have little knowledge of learning, and lots of knowledge about selling. From the moment you sign up you are bombarded with upsells and hype telling you to buy this and that to ‘open up' money making possibilities.
If you skate through all the marketing BS, there is actually very little content telling you HOW to get started, and it is certainly not created for newbies. Much of the content is marketing jargon and buzz words to get you excited.
What I Liked:
There was one part it a video where one of the owners says that you should only promote high quality products and services that you believe in. This is true.
What I Didn't Like:
Before giving you a chance to breath, they are asking you how much money you make, how much money you want to spend on your business, asking for your personal address, email, telephone number, and even information about your current employment. That's waaaaaaay to personal.
There are an unbelievable amount of upsells, and what's most disgusting is that they try to pawn their $500 per month SEO service on someone who probably doesn't know what they're paying for. At this point, anyone who is new to affiliate marketing is probably thinking “If I pay more now, I will probably make more later.”. This is the emotion they are playing on.
What was the last straw for me was the MLM program called ViSalus that they attempt to get you to sign up for. Make no mistake, this is not the ‘awesome opportunity' or ‘fitness program' they are selling you. It's a pyramid scheme.
Who Is This Product For:
No one. I can't think of anyone who should buy this product.
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