Product Name: Traffic Fortune
Product Owner: Unknown
What is it?
Short and simple training for posting videos on Facebook with affiliate links.
There isn’t much to the Traffic Fortune product, and it is just relatively simple training for making money through videos on Facebook. The training left a lot to be desired, and honestly, I could probably have figured out the entire thing without buying the product. Aside from that, putting affiliate links in other people's video is unethical and probably illegal. It also isn't likely to get you much in the way of traffic, or profits.
Before You Buy
If you actually plan on sitting through the whole sales pitch, be warned, it is long, and it is quite some time before the narrator says anything specific about what he is offering at all. There is also a lot of hype to sit through, and most of the video is completely unrealistic, to the point that it is annoying.
One interesting thing was when I went to purchase the product and exited the page I got the image below:
I would seriously suggest not going through the steps of staying on the page and entering your email etc., because the video that it ends up taking you to is the exact same one from the sites landing page.
I didn’t have any problems with the purchase process itself, although the company doesn’t take PayPal, which is always a pain. It also makes the product a little more risky, because it is harder to get a refund through credit card than through PayPal. I probably don’t even need to say it, but the purchase process does of course have upsells, I mean, of course.
I also want to note that to purchase, you have to enter your email address and click the link. However, if you have used the email address on that site before, it won’t work. That’s actually kind of a pain. It means that if you look at the price and go away to think about it, you have to pick a different email address to enter.
What I Liked
This site wasn’t particularly impressive, but if I had to pick one thing I like it would be the style of the video (although certainly not its content or length). I suppose I also liked the fact that the author didn’t have videos of his wealth or things he owned.
What I Didn’t Like
The narrator in the video makes a good job of guru-bashing, which makes him appear reliable.
But don’t be fooled, this technique is just as common, and just as manipulative as anything the so-called gurus use.
In reality, there is very little difference between the narrator and any of the gurus that he is insulting, he is just using a slightly different method.
He even made the same types of claims, like no hype and to do something that has never been done before, which of course he didn’t actually do. Additionally, he really drives home the point that the only thing that people need to make money online is traffic.
Actually, no, that’s not true.
Traffic is certainly important, but to make money online you have to know what you are doing (or learn) and you have to put the effort in. Otherwise, it doesn’t make a difference how much traffic you have, you won’t earn a cent.
Another way that the narrator is very similar to the gurus that he can’t stop insulting is that his ‘free training’ video is full with vague indications of what he is actually offering and how he is making money. The thing is, when people have a legitimate, high quality product, they don’t hide it in hype and hints. Instead, they tell people exactly what they are offering.
He even does the same Clickbank sales screenshot that everybody else does – which should be a really good indication that there really isn’t that much difference between this product and anything that the ‘gurus’ sell.
A final note is that the author makes a big deal about his secret source of traffic. His secret source? Posting funny videos on Facebook. Really, that is actually it.
The Members’ Area
The first instructions on the members area for the site are to follow four steps. Sounds simple enough.
Well, this step took me to a ‘free’ website by Innovative Site Creations – if I signed up for expensive hosting with them. I think you get the offered ‘lead machine' after purchasing the hosting, but I'm not sure. Personally, I don't like the idea of paying for anything to get my ‘free' bonus. Additionally, the entire Traffic Fortune product was advertised as not needing a website, so why would you be paying for hosting?
The second step was to register for a webinar and it took me to a video offering free training in a system that had barely anything to do with Traffic Fortune, and was instead focused on Pinterest. I wasn’t at all surprised to get part way through the video and find out that it was nothing more than another upsell.
Step three ended up being upsell for Empower Network and step four was actually the only step that had anything to do with the product on it. Needless to say, by this point I was seriously not impressed.
On and it’s worth noting that even this step doesn’t work particularly well. For example, the image below is one of the parts of step four and the link takes you to the front page of Facebook. The link appears to be trying to go to a specific page on Facebook that has probably been removed – but apparently the owners of the product didn’t notice the link not working, which is never a good sign.
The Product Itself
The idea behind Traffic Fortune is to use a program to download videos (that aren’t yours), embed your affiliate link in them, and then upload them to Facebook. The theory is that this video will then go viral and users will get a large amount of traffic which will turn into profit.
Really, that’s the entire scheme.
Needless to say, it is an approach that is unlikely to be very effective. For starters, you are probably going to be trying to sell to family and friends, which never goes over well. Additionally, people don’t watch funny videos because they plan to buy something. In fact, most people seem to watch those videos when they are supposed to be doing something else (like working).
It’s also worth noting that there is really no way of predicting when something will go viral. Even if you manage to tag on the back of a video that is rapidly growing viral, you will probably find that people choose to share the YouTube version of the video, rather than the one with the affiliate link.
There is also a fair chance that doing this will be direct violation of someone’s copyright, and this could potentially land you in serious trouble. After all, no one like the idea of someone making money from something they own.
There were a few other parts of the site, but honestly I wasn’t particularly impressed. One part offered 20 Facebook Campaigns, which were nothing more than videos with titles. To make matters worse, many of them weren’t even interesting, and would be unlikely to get many shares on Facebook anyway.
Aside from that, there was one PDF, which was not very interesting and the rest of the site was filled with advertisements for different products. Honestly, I found the amount of advertising for other products very off-putting.
Who Is This Product For?
This product is mainly targeted at people new to making money online, simply because people with experience wouldn’t believe any of it. There is nothing new or unusual about the formula and it is nowhere near as effective as the product owner makes it out to be. Even if you were set on trying to make money through Facebook with affiliate marketing, I would suggest researching it yourself rather than relying on this product.
Honestly, this isn’t a good product for anyone, because you simply don’t get much from it and everything it teaches can be easily learned elsewhere. Additionally, it is a really poor way to make money and actual affiliate marketing is much more reliable.
Making money through Facebook has been a challenging market for people to break into, particularly as Facebook isn’t designed for profit. Realistically, the approach in Traffic Fortune is not sustainable in the long-term, and Facebook may also change its policies at some point in the future.
A much more reliable approach is traditional affiliate marketing. This does involve having your own website, but it is nowhere near as hard as it sounds. It also has the advantage of giving you a long-term sustainable business that can be grown over time. There is also a lot of good training available online that can help beginners and experienced people alike.