Product Name: Quick Commissions
Product Owner: Justin Michie
Upsells: Website hosting (varied pricing), $9, $10
What is it?
Basic training into unusual approaches for making money online – beware the many upsells.
If you navigate through the upsells, Quick Commissions is free, but the training is very basic and the strategies are unlikely to result in significant long-term success. Realistically, most people probably won’t learn much worthwhile from the product, but it may be worth glancing at simply because it’s free.
Before You Buy
Quick Commissions is confusing. The actual product is a training system, but once you hit the ‘download now’ button, you are faced with a series of upsells. The first one is marketed as a free website, but don’t be fooled. I talk about this in more detail later in the article, but it is just another way to try and get you to pay money.
The second upsell is to an Anthony Morrison product with a ‘free video presentation’. The video seriously annoyed me, because it was nothing but self-promotion, and couldn’t even be paused. It was also poor quality and was no fun to watch at all. Also, technically speaking, it isn't an upsell, but a whole different product entirely. The product is Success with Anthony. I have reviewed one of his products before – and I wasn't impressed.
The third upsell didn’t even work, and took me to a dead page. Based on the link right down at the bottom, I guess they were trying to sell an autopilot commissions software, but I don’t know which one.
If you actually go through all of the annoying upsells, you simply get a page that tells you to check your emails for a download link. So seriously, just avoid the upsells altogether, they are not worth the time.
Just as a warning, be careful on the product page. The links to the product are there, but there are a lot of upsells.
What I Liked
Product promotion videos are normally very predictable and Quick Commissions did contain most of those elements. However, I did really like the animated infographic kind of style of the video, and it did make it interesting to watch.
The product itself is actually free as long as you bypass all the upsells. This makes it worth checking out, but be very careful with upsells – they are everywhere.
What I Didn’t Like
I’ve reviewed a large number of different online business products, and over time I’ve noticed that there really are only a few strategies that people use to make money and most of the time this involves manipulating someone else. In this case, Quick Commissions is using the approach of offering a free website.
Sure, it would be wonderful if it was true, but the thing is, it really isn’t.
Quick Commissions is providing a website, but users have to pay for hosting to actually use it. Having to pay for hosting isn’t normally that big of a deal, but products like Quick Commissions have a habit of charging much more for hosting than the service is actually worth.
As far as I can tell, this is because the product owner gets a certain level of commission for referring people to the services of that particular host. Honestly, this is a really expensive way to start off an online business, because hosting costs can add up quickly, particularly when you have a site that isn’t making profit immediately.
It’s also worth noting that the website that Quick Commissions is offering is through a hosting service known as Cool Handle. When it comes to choosing a site for hosting, it is really important to be careful, because there are a lot of companies that try to mislead and overcharge users. Cool Handle is actually a site that has some pretty bad reviews, which makes it a risk to use.
Some reviewers point out that the customer service at Cool Handle is poor and that there are hidden costs, which makes the service very difficult to use. Another indication is that in approximately a year, Cool Handle has received 16 individual complaints with the Better Business Bureau. This is a lot when you consider that most people don’t bother to file complaints when they have problems.
Personally, I wouldn’t risk hosting with Cool Handle. Making money online strongly relies on your website, and you need to make sure you have something reliable and affordable. Additionally, there are places that actually offer free websites without you needing to deal with paying for hosting.
It’s also worth noting that ‘made for you’ websites are never as good as they seem, and making a website has actually got much easier now than it ever used to be. Even someone brand new to the field can make their own website without having to pay someone else to do it.
The Actual Product
Quick Commissions provides a total of five downloads. Two of them are pdfs, which really are nothing but a basic introduction and conclusion to the whole thing. So, this basically leaves three parts to the product, each of which is a different ‘system’ for making money online.
The first system is to act as a middleman for outsourcing. Not exactly rocket science. However, in practice this is much harder than it seems, and requires a considerable amount of management.
The authors give the example of taking on an article writing job, then hiring someone at cut price to actually do the work. In theory, the person in the middle spends an hour or two editing the work then turning it in for a profit. There are a lot of problems with this, many that I know for experience.
- Cheap writers produce low quality content
- Editing always takes much longer than anticipated
- You are competing against actual writers for jobs
- Finding someone who pays high for writing is challenging (believe me – I know)
Similar problems happen with any type of work. Yes, it is possible to make money this way, but it isn't easy, requires a lot of work and it rarely goes as you expect.
The second system is siphoning traffic from YouTube using two techniques. One involves making a video and the other involves paying someone to put an affiliate link in the video description. Both of these approaches can work, in theory, but they are likely to fail far more often than work, and may even get you or your website in trouble.
The final system relies on Warrior Forum, which is an online forum that does have a large audience. Honestly though, I wouldn’t recommend promoting anything on there, ever, because most of the audience are either promoting an affiliate offer, or are savvy and will point out all the negative aspects of the product you are trying to promote.
The thing is, people don’t go on Warrior Forum to buy products, so this system targets an audience that aren’t particularly interested in purchasing the product to start off with. Personally, the only time I go on Warrior Forum is when I am researching a product to review, because there is often at least one person who knows what is in the product and can share some insight, normally of how it doesn’t work.
Overall, Quick Commissions provides three short eBooks with strategies that are hit or miss at best. Furthermore, the instructions skim over a lot of elements about actually following the systems, so people would probably have a lot of difficulty trying to implement them.
Who Is This Product For?
This product might be useful for people new to making money online just for general tips and ideas, but that’s probably about it.
It is probably possible to make money from most of the approaches discussed in Quick Commissions, the real questions are how long does it take and how much work is involved? Realistically, none of the approaches have long-term potential, and the instructions strongly underestimate the amount of work that is involved and how consistently you have to do this work.
Starting an online business is hard work and it does take time. Over time, it gets easier, and your earlier successes help you make more money later. This means that once you are a year or two into the process you will probably be making more money and doing less work than you were when you started.
Quick Commissions doesn’t follow this model, and that’s one of the many reasons why affiliate marketing is a much stronger and more sustainable approach. The #1 recommended product on this site offers affiliate marketing training that is update, relevant and newbie-friendly, making it good for developing a long-term, profitable, online business.
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