I’ll be honest, I was very confused when I saw the sales page for Viral Commission Machine. I’m used to sales pages looking similar to one another but is something else again. Viral Commission Machine mimics the style and claims of a product called Viral Traffic Machine.
They don’t use the same words or images. Instead, the styles are very similar and they say roughly the same thing while presenting it in a slightly different manner. The sales pages even follow the same general order of claims.
Read on and I’ll show you through what Viral Commission Machine offers, along with whether it will earn you money. I apologize if I end up calling it Viral Traffic Machine once or twice along the way. As you’ll see, the two products are eerily similar.
Product Marketing And Claims
I always like to start with how a piece is marketed. The approaches give away so much about the people who designed the product and their intentions. In this case, the site claims to have ‘push button software’ that provides ‘unlimited traffic and instant profits’.
I seriously hate that push button claim. It’s so overdone. There’s isn’t anything out there that will literally let you make money with the press of a button. There will always be more steps and extra challenges along the way.
The same concept is repeated over and over again on the sales page. This includes the idea of free viral traffic and easy paydays.
The words used seem to be chosen very carefully. Whenever the site talks about their product, they use words like easy, free, viral, simple, beginner-friendly and lifestyle. When talking about other approaches, the words include hard, time-consuming, tedious, frustrating and doesn’t last.
Not only is that approach manipulative, it’s also inaccurate. For example, the sales pitch states that there’s no way to scale up your income if you’re doing everything yourself. That’s absurd. One of the most common ways to earn online is affiliate marketing through a website. This is a popular method because of the way you can scale it up.
That’s the cool thing with affiliate marketing. You’re not making each sale individually. There is incredible potential to increase your income without raising your workload.
I’m not going to go over the entire sales page, as they honestly just repeat the same concepts time and time again, using different phrasing and angles. One thing I do want to highlight is the countdown until the price increases.
Viral Traffic Machine did exactly the same thing. In both cases, the claim is nonsense. The price just happens to increase roughly a day after I land on the site? That seems incredibly unlikely. If you visit the site now, you’ll probably find the counter starts at the same point.
One other similarity is the people behind the products. These are the product creators for Viral Commission Machine:
Here are the ones for Viral Traffic Machine:
Billy Darr and David Kirby are the common links. That explains why the products are so similar. These men are both serial product creators. They regularly release different products in this field, often with similar claims and approaches. Examples include Push Button Traffic 3.0, Auto Affiliate Machine, Affiliate Marketing X and Effortless FB Profits. The names alone should give you an indication of what to expect.
Viral Commission Machine also has various upsells if you decide to buy it. The upsells do various things, like adding extra social media sites, making the process more automated and giving you a sales funnel to use.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with upsells, but I do hate the amount of manipulation. You’ll find that each of the upsells comes with the same type of manipulation and over-the-top claims as the original product. That begs the question, if Viral Commission Machine is as wonderful as the marketing suggests, why are the extra products needed?
How It Works
Many of the claims about Viral Commission Machine are true, to a degree. The program does provide a way to get traffic. That traffic could potentially lead to sales. Even so, the underlying idea isn’t as powerful or as unique as the marketing suggests.
Just like Viral Traffic Machine, Viral Commission Machine is a system for automatically sharing across social media. The free traffic that you get is people visiting from social media sites. In this case, the sites are the ones highlighted below.
The choice of platforms is odd. I’m not sure why, but the software doesn’t seem to support Facebook or Pinterest. Those are very significant traffic sources and they’re the ones that you’d normally start with.
Through the software, you create images that can be associated with an affiliate link. The goal is to share these out across social media, gaining traffic and hopefully conversions. Some training is included, such as the types of headlines to create and ways to make sure that your images get noticed.
The tool is cloud-based and is easy to use, so it has some things going for it. If you’re curious, there’s even a video on YouTube showing what it looks like on the inside.
As for the $150 paydays, those refer to promoting Viral Commission Machine itself. If you buy the right upsell, you can then earn by reselling it. Alternatively, you could use the tool to get traffic to a website or any offer that you wanted to. That’s the theory anyway.
The idea behind Viral Commission Machine is legitimate – it’s just not unusual. There are many other cloud-based systems that allow you to send out messages onto social media. There are also plenty of ways to source videos and images that might be popular. Viral Commission Machine is hardly the first product to promote this idea.
Social media is a good source of traffic, as long as you have a following to begin with. If you don’t, you would just be blasting out images to empty space. That wouldn’t lead to much traffic or to significant commissions.
This requirement isn’t clear in the marketing for Viral Commission Machine at all. The site claims that anyone can make money with a few clicks of a button.
Let’s be honest, this is hardly free traffic anyway. You’re just taking advantage of an audience that you already had access to. Most people who have a social following will already be driving their audience to a website or an affiliate offer. Viral Commission Machine just allows you to do this more efficiently.
If you’re interested in the idea, then I strongly recommend that you look at specialty tools. There are plenty of companies that operate in this area. Some offer support for a single type of social media (like Pinterest), while others may support a large number of options.
Companies like this tend to provide you with the information that you need up-front, including details about the features and how the product compares to other options. That’s much more appealing than a sales pitch that just claims that the system is amazing.
Will You Make Money?
The sales pitch for Viral Commission Machine suggests that the traffic you get should easily convert, leading to income. I’m not convinced about that. It’s relatively difficult to get sales from social media at the best of times. You’re targeting an audience that is casually browsing. Most aren’t looking to purchase anything at all.
The strategy doesn’t appear to be very targeted either. The basic aim is just to blast your images and links out there, then hope that some go viral. Point and shoot styles like this simply aren’t effective. Most of the time you just end up annoying anyone who is following you on social media.
For anyone with a limited social media following, the potential for income is lower still. It just doesn’t seem like a good idea all around. If nothing else, the concept doesn’t align well with how it was promoted.
Viral Traffic Machine is yet another product that promises free traffic and easy money, then fails to deliver. The idea really is similar to Viral Traffic Machine, which had the same basic approach and limitations. The biggest difference just seems to be the social networks involved. In either case, this isn’t a revolutionary way to make money. It’s just a hyped up version of an old technique.