The AZ Code (or The Amazon Code) apparently offers the chance to make up to $3,000 dollars from Amazon, for just a $37 investment. That sounds pretty reasonable, right? $37 isn’t too much to spend on something that will make you that much in return.
The real question is, does it work? The sales video is filled with hype and bold claims, which should be enough to make you hesitant. In this review, I’m taking a detailed look at what The AZ Code actually offers, whether it works and how it compares to other options out there.
Initial Problems With The AZ Code
Like many shady sites, The AZ Code starts with an over-the-top sales pitch, which is riddled with red flags and concerning practices. This includes the typical ‘proof of income’ images, like the one below.
This type of image never proves anything. It could easily be created or modified using basic tools. I’ve even seen tutorials online teaching people how to make similar ‘proofs’. See how easy it is to fake earnings screenshots.
Another problem is the claims. The testimonial from above suggests that the woman earned more than $10,000 in profits from Amazon in her first week. You would need to have a very successful business to make $10,000 from Amazon. Is it possible? Yes. Can you do it in your first week? Absolutely not. This claim is enough for me to not recommend this product.
For that matter, if you suddenly went from no income to $10,000 within a week, Amazon would probably freeze your account. The outcome is simply far too suspicious.
The AZ Code is also promoted as a push-button system, one where everything is done for you. The idea is exceptionally common and it does not work. It will never work.
Any type of business takes work and dedication. That’s true for physical businesses and for online ones. If you’ve built a successful business then you might be able to semi-automate some of the processes, but it takes a long time to get to that point. Even then, complete automation is rare.
You’re never going to find a money making system that works straight out of the box.
There is one more major issue to mention, the site is vague. The marketing heavily focuses on the fact that you can earn money and how easy it is, without giving away much about the process. This means that visitors have to buy the product to learn what it even offers.
That’s a very suspicious approach. Legitimate businesses tend to tell you what is involved and let the value of the product speak for itself.
You might feel that The AZ Code is worth trying out despite all of issues. It does only cost $37, so the risk isn’t extremely high. If you do so, watch out for the upsells. The company’s affiliate page suggests that people can earn $199 per sale by promoting The AZ Code. $199! The only way that’s possible is if there are many upsells in the sales funnel.
That affiliate page is worth checking out if you want more evidence of the hype associated with this product. The page has 14 emails that apparently convert well and they’re filled with misleading sales pitches and manipulation. I’m not suggesting that you promote it – not at all. The AZ Code isn’t a good product. The emails are just a fascinating glimpse into how it is marketed.
Making Money With Amazon
Earning commissions through Amazon is a legitimate income strategy, one that many people follow. Amazon offers a significant affiliate program called Amazon Associates. This provides the ability to earn commissions from most of the products sold on the site.
The compensation rates from Amazon are lower than many other affiliate programs, but the wide selection and Amazon’s ability to convert visitors make it an appealing choice.
One of the weird things about The AZ Code is that they claim that hardly anyone uses Amazon to make profits, aside from large corporations. That’s simply not true. Amazon is an extremely common choice for affiliate marketing and for selling physical products. Many affiliate marketers even get started with Amazon because of the wide product selection and the company’s reputation.
While making money with Amazon is a viable strategy, it’s not nearly as simple as The AZ Code implies. You certainly can’t buy a program that will do everything for you. I've been doing this stuff for 8 years, and I still have to work hard to make money!
To be successful, you need to spend time planning and researching. For example, what types of products do you hope to promote? How are you going to do so?
A particularly powerful approach is building a website, one that provides value to visitors through content. This can be a good way to develop a sustainable business and it’s one of the most popular long-term techniques. Of course, this isn’t the angle that The AZ Code focuses on.
What The AZ Code Actually Offers
With The AZ Code, you’re meant to be earning money quickly and easily. The site does this by providing some training, including a handful of video sessions. There are two main strategies promoted. One of them is to send out emails. These contain the same level of hype as the sales page and are just as manipulative. The other approach is to use ‘viral ads’, often through social media.
Neither of these ideas is particularly effective. You’re basically spamming people with pitches that claim they can earn thousands of dollars per day. Most readers won’t believe that. Many will have seen similar ads in the past and won’t pay much attention at all.
With this angle, you’re not giving people anything of value. You’re simply hoping that your audience is gullible enough to fall for the sales pitch. That’s an awful way to do business. This also gets less effective as time goes on, especially as realistic reviews about the site continue to spread.
For the most part, these approaches are focused on promoting The AZ Code itself, as members can earn as an affiliate for the program. What about the Amazon angle then?
This aspect is even more misleading. The main product you get from The AZ Code is a pdf that provides details about making money from Amazon. Despite all of their claims and the phrasing on the site, the pdf has nothing to do with earning commissions from Amazon.
The pdf actually focuses on selling physical products through Amazon, which is an entirely different field. Unlike affiliate marketing, selling physical products can involve a significant upfront investment and has more ongoing costs. I much prefer affiliate marketing myself. The physical product angle simply involves too much risk – and you won’t initially be making thousands of dollars a month with that technique either.
The AZ Code promotes a viable way to earn money, but that’s the only good thing about it. The site is filled with hype, manipulation and unrealistic claims, which is simply cannot live up to.
Users do end up with some strategies and information about how to build their business, but that information isn’t enough to hit the income targets that The AZ Code promotes so heavily. If a company can't provide realistic ideas of what results to expect, then they don't deserve my money.