TubeLoom is an interesting product. It promotes the idea of selling products through YouTube videos, ones where you don’t need to be on screen. Despite the marketing, the idea is a form of affiliate marketing. It also aims to take advantage of the hype that surrounds new product launches.
The approach is more legitimate than most. The TubeLoom site even provides a surprising amount of information before you sign up for anything. Even so, there are some concerning aspects about the approach that dramatically reduce its power.
Sales Tactics And Manipulation
TubeLoom starts off just like so many other sales pitches do, with a ton of hype. You’re meant to be able to earn hundreds of dollars a day, from just a few hours work using one secret trick.
The site also has a very long sales page. It’s a little surprising because honestly, there isn’t all that much information provided. A good chunk of the page is simply a very prolonged story from ‘Charlotte’ about her need to earn money, her kids and the various scams she encountered before finding her amazing solution.
It’s almost impressive just how long she manages to spin the story out for. Some of it doesn’t make sense either. She talks about some options like survey sites and states that she never earned a penny. Survey sites don’t pay much, but there are many legitimate ones. Users do tend to get paid.
She also talks about freelance writing, complaining that people who hire are cheap. Some are, yes. Even so, freelance writing does work very well for many people. Like any legitimate business, it takes time and planning to find success.
The page is basically rubbishing a range of legitimate and scam income approaches while promoting the ‘secret’. The process is manipulation, nothing more.
The same manipulation is most likely present in all of the proof of income images, which are easily faked. The names will probably be made up too, as the images of people are simply stock photos.
The basic idea of how you'll make money with TubeLoom is that you’re going to be producing simple YouTube videos that use your voice and just a slideshow of images. The videos are product reviews and you earn by getting sales to the product in question by placing an affiliate link in the comment section. This is not an original idea, and I've reviewed products before that did this, although I can't remember the name of them since they disappeared years ago.
Amusingly, blogging and affiliate marketing are legitimate ways to earn and aren’t normally promoted as ‘easy money’. TubeLoom is also using affiliate marketing itself. That’s how you’re making money from the videos. You’re using YouTube rather than your own website, but the concept is still affiliate marketing.
The other marketing aspect to mention is the upsells. There are three of these after your initial purchase:
- TubeLoom Step-by-Step Riches ($67). This one is meant to make you thousands of dollars a week and focuses on website creation.
- Done-for-You Easy Cash Campaigns ($47). This upsell contains a small selection of landing pages and information about creating an email campaign.
- VIP Elite Mastermind ($47). This provides access to a Facebook group for support.
None of the upsells are particularly powerful and they’re likely to miss key pieces of information. The overall cost of buying TubeLoom and all the upsells is far too high, especially as many of the topics are fairly basic.
What You Get
TubeLoom uses affiliate marketing principles, but that isn’t the entire approach. The system is promoting something known as launch jacking. The process involves creating reviews of products before they’re launched.
This gives you the ability to rank in Google and/or YouTube much more easily. After all, there aren’t any legitimate reviews to compete against. If someone sees your video and clicks on the affiliate link you provide, then you earn a commission. The link is simply placed in the description for the video.
The whole process sounds simple enough and the training steps you through the various components. In particular, there are four modules and a few additional videos. The models break down like this:
- Module 1: Picking the Product. This focuses on choosing products that have a video and a demo sales page. There is no consideration of product quality.
- Module 2: The Review Video. Talks about installing appropriate software (which often costs) and creating a video. Unless you have access to the product, you’ll have to rely on information from the sales page, which is likely to be hyped and misleading.
- Module 3A: Video Optimization. Focuses on optimization prior to uploading.
- Module 3B: Video Optimization. Looks at optimization after uploading, like title etc.
- Module 3C: Video Optimization. Talks about getting your affiliate link in place and related areas.
- Module 4: Outsourcing YouTube SEO. Talks about ways to rank higher. These heavily rely on buying likes and views from places like Fiverr.
I’m particularly concerned about Module 4. Buying social signals like views is never a good plan and can seriously backfire. Even if it doesn’t, the process is an additional cost for every video that you create. You could easily end up creating many different videos, which might get expensive fast.
There is some legitimacy to the idea, as well as many issues, which we’ll cover next. It’s important to mention that even if you did make some money from TubeLoom, you’d never reach the amounts in the initial claims. Those levels are completely unrealistic.
Could You Make Money?
The underlying idea is somewhat viable. Plenty of affiliate marketers already use videos as a way to promote products. Additionally, the product does contain training and the idea of launch jacking is at least possible.
There are some clear limitations too.
You’ll normally be promoting something you know little about, a product or service that you mightn’t have even used yourself. Most viewers will find this obvious. When you just show screenshots of a product sales page and talk generally about “making fast money”, it's pretty obvious to a savvy internet user that you are just trying to make a commission.
The style doesn’t promote long-term success either. There’s no overall business strategy. You’ll probably end up damaging your reputation on YouTube, especially if the products aren’t very good. You may even need to get a new YouTube account from time-to-time as a result. Realistically, many of the launches are going to be low-quality, particularly ones that are excessively hyped like a lot of the junk I review here.
Your best sales potential will come from the window between the initial release and legitimate product reviews. After that, any earnings are likely to decrease dramatically. You’d then need to hunt for new products to focus on.
If you’re not launch jacking, you would have more information at your fingers. Of course, there would be more competition too and it would be more difficult to get traffic.
Your videos probably won’t be extremely popular either. Let’s face it, videos where someone is just narrating aren’t that engaging at the best of times. This will be even worse if the seller doesn’t seem to know what they’re talking about.
That’s not even all of the problems that I noticed. On the flipside, there aren’t that many advantages. The biggest ones are that you have a better chance to rank than normal and that there will be no contrary reviews for a little while. Still, that’s not many advantages for the sheer number of issues with the idea.
In the end, TubeLoom isn’t as amazing as it claims to be. The approach might work to a degree, but it's not a long term business strategy. Do you really want to be spending your days talking about prouducts you don't understand, hoping to catch a dummy on YouTube that clicks your link based on a fake recommendation?
It just seems like a waste of effort. Why put all your energy into trying to trick people into buying? Regardless of whether you use a video or a website, providing useful information is a more powerful long-term strategy.
Most products like this last just a few short months then disappear. That's the nature of hype in the business of making money online.
The only system I've seen last more than a decade is the same place where I learned how to start an online business. They've been around teaching newbies to make money online since 2006. You can join for free and start your first website in the next couple minutes