The term push button always frustrates me. It implies that you just need to do one little thing and then suddenly you’re making money. Push Button Profits does more than just imply that, it makes the claim outright. That’s never a good start to a sales pitch.
Of course, bold claims are only half the story. If you’re anything like me, you want to know what is actually involved in making money and whether the idea is possible. That was my focus in writing this review.
The sales video for Push Button Profits is amusing. It starts off with the idea that this is a ‘no bull’ presentation, one that doesn’t make any outlandish claims. Despite that, the site is filled with bold claims, as is the video. The banner above the video says that members earned more than $517,288 in a week. Testimonials make extraordinary claims too, like earning $52,300 in one weekend.
What happened to no bull? Those numbers are extremely unrealistic. Remember, we’re talking about people who just started their business. Making that much money out the gate is rarely possible. No program is powerful enough to allow this result consistently.
The claims and testimonials immediately looked familiar to me, as they’re used to promote another program, called Traffic Authority. There’s a reason for this. Push Button Traffic is nothing more than a sales funnel for Traffic Authority. If I had to guess, I’d say that Push Button Traffic was developed by an affiliate for Traffic Authority, as a way to get people interested. This puts an entirely different spin on the site.
In fact, most of the Push Button Traffic site is simply a copy of one of the inner pages at Traffic Authority. Patterns like this are always concerning. There aren’t many good reasons to duplicate a site. There are even fewer reasons to pretend that the sites are different.
Traffic Authority is interesting. The initial page of the website looks legitimate. It has relatively little hype and most of the claims feel realistic, at least on first inspection.
As the name suggests, the site is all about traffic. They focus on three key areas, which are paid traffic, tools to promote traffic and training. These are all viable products/services and are explained well enough. So far, so good.
The problem comes with their affiliate program. As you probably know, I’m a fan of affiliate marketing. There’s nothing wrong with companies having affiliate programs. It’s just that what Traffic Authority offers isn’t really an affiliate program, it’s an MLM. Worse, it’s a pay-to-play MLM.
With an MLM, you’re not just focused on making sales. There is also a key emphasis on recruitment and team building. The systems often sound easy at the beginning but being successful is much more difficult than it first seems.
Traffic Authority does have some advantages. For example, their commission rate is high, often more than 40% for the sale. The online environment also means that you can reach a wider audience. That’s especially true if you were to develop your own site (or something like Push Button Profits) and promote it that way.
There are also some serious issues. One of these is the sheer hype that surrounds the affiliate program. I highlighted some of that before. The sales video for Push Button Profits is mostly the same as the one for Traffic Authority. That’s true for the excessive claims and unrealistic expectations.
The second is quality. The main service from Traffic Authority is traffic (no surprises there). The packages range from $220 to $8,397. The $220 option provides between 170 and 190 clicks, while the $8,397 option is for 8,100 to 8,400 clicks. There is no indication about the type of traffic you’ll get.
Paid traffic comes with risks anyway. After all, you need the right traffic to make money. Simply getting more visitors to your pitch isn’t going to help at all if those visitors were never going to buy.
For that matter, every affiliate for Traffic Authority is meant to be buying this traffic. Most will then use it to try and get sales. This means that the same general audience will probably be getting similar pitches over and over again. That pattern dramatically reduces the odds that you’ll make sales. Honestly, the potential was never very high to begin with.
Perhaps the most significant problem with Traffic Authority is the pay-to-play nature. This is the one area that you can’t really work around. Basically, you can only earn commissions from things that you’ve purchased yourself, just like with the failed product Traffic Monsoon. If you want a commission on all of the traffic packages, you need to buy the $8,397 one yourself. Otherwise, someone else will earn if you make a sale. The same is true for the other services, which both have monthly fees.
You do also need to purchase a reseller license from the site, which is another monthly fee. This is a lot of money to put into any program. You also need to spend it before you have any chance of earning. It’s a frustrating system and one that rarely goes well.
If nothing else, the system isn’t at all what Push Button Profits promised. This was meant to be an approach that earns thousands of dollars each week with the push of a button.
That would only work if the traffic that you’re paying for converts into commissions. It simply won’t. The members that are making money with this program are developing their own sites and marketing to a completely different audience.
To do this yourself, you’d need to promote Traffic Authority exceptionally well. This would involve reaching a large audience, probably by building your own website. The process is possible, but it would be overwhelming for a complete beginner.
Traffic Authority does offer some training (for a fee of $97 per month). The quality of the training isn’t clear, but I wouldn’t expect it to be amazing. After all, the rest of the site is misleading. Even if this training works, you’d be following the same steps as everyone else promoting Traffic Authority. That means considerable competition right from the beginning.
Even if you did all of this, profits aren’t guaranteed. There are so many different programs that claim to offer fast income. Most use similar pitches and just as much hype in their advertising.
Audiences are getting used to this process, which makes sales so much more difficult. There are also plenty of reviews out there that dig into the nuts and bolts of Traffic Authority, proving that it doesn’t work. You have to compete against all of that to get your sales. The chances of success aren’t high.
Push Button Profits is misleading right from the beginning. The site is simply a sales funnel for Traffic Authority and is filled with all the same wild claims. The underlying idea simply doesn’t work. Users need to invest a significant amount for the chance to earn. Systems like this rarely work in practice and they’re far too expensive. Why even bother, when many other affiliate programs are free to join?