Product Name: MemberSpring
Product Owner: Gary Ambrose
Advertised Price: $297 ($97)
Upsells: $30 / month, $97 / month, $197, $97
What Is It?
Pre made websites and pre written autoresponder emails.
High quality training videos and some pretty good info, but any kind of automated system with Pre made (and shared) content is a recipe for failure.
Before You Buy
Oh, the horror! Can you actually sit through 2+ hours of hyped videos that don't allow you to skip to the end? If you can, then you will be greeted by 4 more videos selling you stuff!
When you actually get into the membership area, all the content is in videos, and there are downloads you can use to build your websites. Everything is step by step, there's a decent ticket support system, and everything is organized well.
I think it's pretty much impossible for a newbie to figure out what they're doing until they actually get started because they don't' spell it out and give you the big picture, so be sure to watch the video below where I explain.
What I Liked:
As I said above, the videos are very high quality, which is amazing. You would be surprised how many of these internet marketing products make you jump through these hoops of upsells, presells and hype, only to send you to a membership area with outsourced, low quality videos. Not here. Great audio too!
There's lots of info on the site, and everything is done step by step. Gary Ambrose is a good orator and has a personable voice, so watching the videos was pleasant and entertaining. All instructions were clear, and I felt like he really wanted to help anyone who was in need. I did not actually test the support system.
I was surprised when I tried to access the site yesterday to confirm the length of those super annoying videos that it said they were temporarily closed to new members. I suddenly remembered that I tried to review them about a year ago but was also not able to register. It seems they close down and open up the site occasionally, perhaps to refresh content, perhaps to generate hype.
What I Didn't Like:
Waaaaaaay too many upsells. MemberSpring left a really bad and lingering impression on me. I have never been sold to so much in my life. I am positive that they squeeze tons of money out of people because they really send your emotions through a meat grinder, telling you how you can make ‘tons of money' and how this is the ‘last opportunity' you will get.
Then, they use PLR content, or recycled content that's available for everyone to use and modify as they please. This is one of the major issues with this system. Using duplicate content will NOT get you ranked in Google. It is suggested that you write fresh content for article marketing, but why waste your time writing for other people when you could write for your own website?
Also, I would like to reiterate that new members will surely be confused. There was no ‘big picture' concept introduced to show people what they will be doing. If you jump in and just start doing what they tell you, then it would be possible to figure things out. After watching all the vides I was able to piece it together. Even as an experienced marketer I was not sure what was going with regards to the ‘system' they were teaching.
Lastly, everything is done through MemberSpring. If you host through them, you must keep your $47 per month membership hosting. It costs $3 per month for similar hosting elsewhere. All of your payment systems, content, and plugins are done through the MemberSpring code (somehow, I'm not sure how), which means if you ever decide to leave, there will need to be some major modifications to the websites in order to break free – or lose your websites.
Lastly, no one likes to BS one-page email grabbing sites (see video below for further description). Do you want to be an owner of one of these?
Who Is This Product For:
An old school internet marketer with a strong belief in lists, and someone that does not mind sending people duplicate information that can be found elsewhere.
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I used to try to be objective and provide unbiased advice, but honestly over the years my #1 rated training remains the same. It's the same training I used to get started in online business and it's the training I always recommend for newbies. I just can't recommend anything else. It's a heck of a lot cheaper that Member Spring, and will give you a much higher chance of success IMO.