Product Name: DotCom Secrets X
Product Owner: Russel Brunson
Price: $37/month ($1 trial)
Upsells: $297, $597, $797
What is it?
A relatively short training program for affiliate marketing teaching users to promote DotCom Secrets X.
DotCom Secrets X is not that different than all the rest of the manipulative internet marketing products that are out there. While you do get some training in making money online, all of the training is geared towards the idea of you promoting DotCom Secrets X and there is little practical knowledge that will really help with making money online.
Before You Buy
The first thing I would suggest about this product is that if you are going to get it, get the trial. When you make the purchase, you are given the option of a $1 or paying for the first month immediately with a discount.
Personally, I always recommend that people get a trial if it is available, no matter how good the alternative offer sounds. The thing is, you never know whether the product is going to be what you expect – so you certainly don’t want to end up paying a lot for something that doesn’t work.
With this product in particular you need to be careful about the upsells. They are seriously expensive and don’t very offer that much.
Basically, the first upsell is physical copies of the 12 Month Millionaire books, while the other upsells are simply variations on that theme. Even though the upsell is for close to $300, there is no indication of what 12 Month Millionaire actually is, or what it has to do with this product.
From looking around online, it seems like 12 Month Millionaire is probably another scammy product, and there is even an book on Amazon by the same name (for a much lower price), although whether it is the same book or not, I’m not sure. It's also worth noting that after you purchase the base product, it says ‘Thank You for Ordering The 12 Month Internet Millionaire', even though that wasn't what I purchased
Regardless of what the book actually is, the price for the upsell is much too high. The other parts of the upsell just give you the rights to sell the book to other people. There are so many good products that you can be affiliates of online for free, I don’t know why you would ever choose to pay this much for one.
It is worth noting that the amount you get as an affiliate for the product might look nice, but it is misleading. The thing is, the more expensive the product you are trying to sell, the more difficult it is to sell. It is much easier to sell cheaper products multiple times than to sell an expensive product like this one.
What I Liked
The only thing that I really liked about the site was that it was promoting affiliate marketing, which is a legitimate way of earning money online. However, I have seen much better training for affiliate marketing and better products to promote.
What I Didn’t Like
These days I’m wary about any internet marketing products that I see, because there is simply so much scamming and spamming going on out there. Right from the start, DotCom Secrets X looked like another poor quality product – particularly as the author didn’t even make sure all the text in the video was even spelled correctly.
Spelling aside, what I really didn’t like about the DotCom Secrets X was the hype. You know what I’m talking about right? The promises of riches, the implication that you can quit your job immediately following this ‘system’. I hate internet marketing hype with a passion – but it is everywhere.
It’s worth noting that the pages of reviews are unlikely to be real. Honestly, it looks like the product owner paid people to participate in a Facebook site to get those reviews. At the end of the day, you have to be very careful when it comes to reading reviews of any product. Most of the time, they are not legitimate.
The promotion video for this product is certainly filled with hype – and really isn’t that much different than other internet marketing products online. One part that made me laugh a bit was the way the video slammed gurus for promising that people can become millionaires. Realistically, this isn’t very different than what the video is promoting to start off with.
Inside the Product
The product has an interesting approach where you are forced to go through each step of the training one at a time and submit a code from it to unlock the next piece. Likewise, there is a new piece of training that unlocks for each month of your membership. Given this is a product where you have to pay monthly, this is an awful set up.
It also means that you cannot learn at your own pace, and have no way of knowing whether the training is any good until you have been a member for a while. It’s also worth noting that the most interesting training is the stuff that only becomes available (conveniently) right at the end of the free trial.
I like to learn at my own pace, so this approach really frustrated me.
Needless to say, this approach to the product makes it difficult for me to review it, as I can only access the introduction training and the training for the first day. Needless to say, I was not impressed whatsoever.
The first day of training was on ‘the strategy’ and all it basically did was talk about promoting affiliate links through Facebook. Honestly, this is a strategy I hate to start off with, because you end up promoting scam products to your friends and family. Furthermore, the people you know on Facebook really don’t want to be spammed with links, and aren’t likely to be very happy.
I can’t really comment on the video quality, because most of the training wasn’t even video. Instead it was just one person talking while an image showed, and then some scrawls on a whiteboard at the end. Overall, it seemed very unprofessional, and a lot of the 33 minute video was filler, there wasn’t even that much content at all.
Basically, all DotCom Secrets X is, is a membership with some rudimentary training where you are basically paying for the ‘right’ to promote the product. I hate affiliate schemes like this for so many reasons.
They make you reliant on a single company, which is bad if that company goes under for any reason (which happens). It’s not a good way to develop a long-term business and you end up learning a lot of bad information in the process.
The Product Owner
The owners of internet marketing products tend to have a pattern, and many of them will develop and sell multiple low quality products. The idea is that they put a bit of time and hype into the product, make some money off it and move onto the next thing – which basically repackages the previous one. In the meantime, this approach means that the purchasers of the product are left with a purchase that doesn’t get updated often, if at all, and gradually declines in the level of support it receives.
Russell Brunson is one internet marketer who has that pattern, and a pretty bad reputation to boot. He is known for creating scam products that do little more than manipulate people into buying then.
But then again, DotCom Secrets X pretty much gives this away on its own.
Who Is This Product For?
I wouldn’t really recommend this product to anyone, as you can learn and apply affiliate marketing skills elsewhere in a much better way.