Product Name: The Work From No Home
Product Owner: Peng Joon
Upsells: $37/month (with a $1 trial)
What is it?
An online training system teaching internet marketing techniques.
Before You Buy
I don’t know about you, but the first thing I noticed about The Work From No Home System is its name. Now, I know that the product’s owner’s first language probably isn’t English, but still… how hard is it to develop a product name that actually makes sense?
I know the name of a product isn't really a deal breaker, but I always am a little concerned when a product name is strange like this, because it does provide some indication of the product overall.
One thing I hate about 99% of the money making products or systems sold online is hype. Over hyping and over selling a product seems to be the best way of convincing people to buy it.
This approach is fantastic for making people excited about a product, but it provides very little information about how much money people can realistically expect to make, much less exactly how this is done.
For this site specifically, I find the introduction video annoying, as it is pretty low quality and follows the progress of the author making money online. It’s important to note that it is really difficult to know how real or accurate this video actually is or how much work the author is putting into the process behind the scenes.
Additionally, the author is able to make money relatively quickly because he is already experienced in the field. Realistically, it takes time to learn how to make money online, and often involves trial and error. Anyone new to the field will not be effective as quickly as the video suggests.
So what actually is the system?
Well… it isn’t really a system at all.
Basically, what the product offers is training into making money online, including videos, written instructions and case studies. This is an approach that can be effective, if done right, but what the author doesn’t really focus on is that it takes time.
I also want to point out that his sales figures are highly unrealistic for most people. People like showing off their ClickBank payments, simply because they look wonderful, but they don’t really say anything. First, it isn’t too difficult to manipulate the images, or to use images from something else entirely.
Second, this information is really meaningless. Even if the owner did make this amount of money that fast, he didn’t do it through the techniques that he is teaching. After all, he sells products online, something that most users don’t do, especially when they first get started.
Based on the marketing for this system, users get access to multiple modules and ‘bonuses’. These are:
- The Market Manipulation System
- Newbie Central
- The Profit Saboteur Strategy
- Getting on the Big G’s Good Books
- Pole Position Package
- The Underground Network
- Decide, Commit & Succeed
Later on in this review I will be examining what the system actually offers in depth and telling you what I think. So far, the introduction and marketing to the site does not make me very optimistic and I have a suspicion that the product will turn out to be overly hyped with limited actual use.
The Purchase Process
The actual price of The Work from No Home System is $37, despite the fact that the author tries to convince you that it is worth much more than this.
Honestly, $37 isn’t too bad pricewise – if the information is any good. However, there isn’t anything amazing or fantastic about this price either. There are many similar online training products in the same price range.
The product is sold through ClickBank (which isn’t surprising, as Peng seems to think it is the only affiliate network), which is good for users, because it makes it relatively easy to get a refund if you aren’t happy with the product.
The purchasing process is pretty simple and will let you use either credit cards or PayPal.
As is far too often the case, when you actually purchase the product, you are taken to another screen that looks more or less the same as the first. This includes an add to cart button as well as another tedious video.
This is an upsell, where the author is trying to convince the user to buy something that will augment their experience. In reality, he is simply trying to make a second sale, and a lot of people will fall for it.
This upsell costs users another $37, but this time it is a monthly cost.
What do you actually get for that money? Well, he’s actually very vague about that aspect, but it looks like this fee basically gets users access to support (which I would have expected in the initial product) and unlimited updates (whatever that means).
In short, paying for the upgraded system is basically a shot in the dark, particularly as you haven’t even see what you initially paid for.
To get past this upsell, you have to scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on this link:
Even the link is a marketing ploy; because it makes it sound like this is your only opportunity to purchase the upgrade. However, this isn’t true at all.
If you click the link to ignore the offer (and I suggest you do), the next screen offers trial access to the upsell.
Be very careful with this, as the system will automatically renew for $37 after a single day.
Personally, I chose to skip the promotion for the time being, and see what the base experience offered. I opened the link to the actual product in a new tab, so that I can actually go back to the $1 offer if I ever feel like it.
Once you get into the user section, the first step is to register. The registration form is relatively simple, and the only personal pieces of information it wants are the email address and phone number of the user. Now, I don’t mind giving up my email address, but giving any company the ability to call me is seriously concerning.
What I Liked
I did like the level of content on the site. There was a lot of information there, which is particularly useful for new users. I’ll admit the site seemed a little overwhelming at first, but the 30-day action plan offers people new to the field with a place to start.
In general, the amount of detail in the content was reassuring. I think most people using the site, regardless of their level of experience would find something useful in the information, particularly if they had never looked at this way of making money online before.
Another important thing to note is that Work from No Home promotes a process of making money online known as internet marketing. This is where you make money by promoting the products of other people and getting a proportion of any sales.
What I Didn’t Like
Just about every internet training product has some level of bias. Often this means that the site will promote one specific method of doing things, when there are multiple, or it will promote one specific provider over others.
For example, in the training on purchasing a domain for this product, the emphasis is on a site called Namecheap. Actually, there are a large number of different sites that offer domains and its normally worth shopping around a bit before you choose which one you will use.
The author doesn’t really go into the advantages and disadvantages of this particular site. Additionally, the link that he gives to the site is an affiliate one, meaning that he makes money from everyone who signs up.
I don’t know about you, but that feels like a pretty strong bias to me and it is a pretty manipulative approach.
The majority of the information that is taught through Work From No Home is correct and can help people to make money online, but this isn’t true of everything. Some of the advice on the site is misleading, and may actually harm a person’s website, rather than help them.
In recent years, Google has been moving towards a strong emphasis on quality and quantity in relation to content. Now this doesn’t mean that a website with a large number of badly written articles will rank well. However, a website with many quality articles that are related to the topic of the website will rank much better than one that does not.
Additionally, websites with a decent amount of content tend to be much more interesting for readers than one with very little.
There are other aspects of the site that offer advice that is concerning. For example, the author thinks that a website doesn’t really need to have much content at all.
Many internet markets will tell you just how ineffective this approach is, particularly as Google continues to shift its algorithms more and more towards the idea of quality content and comprehensive websites.
Private Label Rights
One of the sections of Work from No Home contains ‘done for you templates’. This name is a bit misleading, because what is actually offered is a relatively large set of private label rights or PLR for short.
The significance of this is that PLR are not generally something that you use as is. In general, using PLR effectively involves rewriting the content to make it unique. Then the content can be hosted on a website or sold.
This sounds wonderful in theory, but in practice it isn’t so good.
One of the problems is that rewriting PLR takes time. In many cases, it will take you almost as long to rewrite PLR as it would take to actually write your own content in the first place. Plus, you are dealing with content that anyone who purchased the system has access to.
In practice, rewriting and selling PLR takes a considerable amount of time, and the profits from the process are minimal. If you want to sell a product, it is better to make one yourself rather than rely on PLR.
Another thing to be aware of is that the PLR for this particular product isn’t actually that good. For example, the first one on the list contains four very simple videos (slideshow presentations with voiceovers) that covers basic information.
Hype versus Reality
The final thing that I want to point out about this site is that it really doesn’t live up to its hype.
Yes, it does present an effective way of making money online, and the majority of the information on the site is accurate. After all, the original advertising suggested that people could start making money in their first week.
However, according to the 30-day action plan, users don’t even end up posting content until the 5th day.
Honestly, if you completely dedicated yourself to learning this approach to making money online, you might possibly make money in a week, but it would take a lot of work. At the end of the day, the majority of people who pay for this product won’t end up making money from it, because they will not get through the entire training process.
Additionally, the site doesn’t offer community support (or really any support unless you pay the monthly fee) and there is a lot of times where users are told what to do but not how and certainly not why.
By the way, the modules that were offered on the sales page are nowhere near as comprehensive as they seem and some of the elements mentioned for the modules I couldn’t even find on the site. One big indication is the fact that I never saw the module titles anywhere on the site.
Who Is This Product For?
At $37 Work from No Home contains an impressive amount of content for someone new to the field of internet marketing. If you don’t pay the monthly upsell (which really doesn’t offer anything more) it is a considerable amount of information to get for a one-time fee.
The content on the site is best for beginners to the field. Despite the author’s advertising, there is little on the site that is suitable for people who are already experienced. Also, I would caution beginners that some of the information on the site is incorrect, and it can be challenging to follow some of the lessons.
Learning through training sites like Work from No Home can be challenging, as they are very impersonal. There really is no way for users to work out why they are being told to do a specific thing, much less actually go through the approaches recommended.
Personally, I hate any site that does not provide the chance for discussion and questions, because really, there are lots of variations in how to make money online.
Because of this, I prefer using training sites that are community-based and updated on a regular basis. This gives users the chance to interact with other learners, which is really a big help.
The best site I have found for this is Wealthy Affiliate, and I love the fact that the sited lets users interact with one another through discussions and live chat as well as discuss things with the product owners.