Product Name: Twitter Business Explosion
Product Owner: Greg Stevens
Advertised Price: $2
What is it?
Twitter Business Explosion is an ebook that supposed to teach you how to use Twitter grow your business and make money.
TBE is completely useless and overpriced. Yes, even at $2 this product is overpriced.
It's an outdated PDF that reads more like social media love story than anything else. It's almost like Greg (the product creator) has just recently found social media. He rehashes the same tired old sayings about Twitter being a revolution, the chance it gives us to “reach the whole world” and blah blah blah.
And to make things worse there's no support and it's riddled with upsells. It's total garbage.
Before You Buy
I mentioned that this product is riddle with upsells. Most of them are in the member's area (if that's what you want to call it). Greg is using what's called a “trip wire”. He sells you something ultra cheap to get you into his funnel with more expensive products.
But one of them is immediately shoved in your face after your purchase: Social Media Explosion. This originally named upsell will cost you an additional $47.
It's a 7-part video course that supposedly covers the common problems many people face with Linkedin. I find it a little strange that he decided to call it “Social Media Explosion” instead of Linkedin Explosion or something like that. But that's not my biggest problem with it.
Actually the price is my biggest problem. Forty seven bucks seems a little steep given the sales page looks like it was done by an eight year old.
There's nothing wrong with having a less-than-perfect sales page. What bothers me though, is that I'm supposed to trust that the same person who created this page will deliver a quality video course. I just don't see that happening. Maybe that's because of all the problems I faced with the original product, Twitter Business Explosion.
What I Liked
There is absolutely nothing about this product that I liked. I bought it because I thought the product creator might have something new to say on the topic of Twitter, which I think truly is an up-and-coming social media platform since they recently had their IPO and will have lots of pressure to monetize their business.
Unfortunately, I didn't find TBE to contain anything like that.
What I Didn't Like
Sit back, grab yourself a beverage and get comfortable. This part might take a little while.
Can't Access the Product
To access Twitter Business Explosion you are taken to a website they call, “The members area”. I don't know why they call it that, because there's nobody there, and no way to interact with anyone else.
It's more like a download page — a confusing download page, full of upsells.
On top of that, it looks like it was designed in the '90s. Here's a quick look at what the first page of the site looks like. Fancy huh?
Okay big deal, I can deal with a little bit of ugly. I see it every morning when I wake up, lol.
As long as I can easily access the product I was promised. But I couldn't even do that. Look at the image above one more time and try to figure out where you're supposed to access or download Twitter Business Explosion.
After going through each page, leaving a support ticket and coming back the next day, I finally figured it out. Since there are upsells on every page, and because it was not marked with its own name I looked right over it the first few times.
Here's what it looks like in the members area.
I assumed I was looking for something like the image that was on the sales page. Guess not. I just assumed this was another upsell, or some other product entirely. Finally after downloading the product, which clearly says “Video” on the cover, I realized it was an ebook after all. LOL. I'm not even making this stuff up.
Okay, so at this point, it's been about 24 hours, I've just barely managed to download the product and I'm totally confused. Not a good start.
Support is one — if not the — most important part of any training product online. Even the best products need to offer support, or even tiny problems can trip people up and prevent them from using the course/product properly. Twitter Business Explosion offers no support at all. I know this from firsthand experience.
Like I mentioned earlier, I contacted support because I was confused about how to access the product. In the beginning I kept getting a “Login” message asking for my username and password. But I didn't have any of those.
So I sent a message to support, telling them about the difficulties I was having. I even marked the message urgent and gave them multiple ways to contact me.
After waiting more than
24 48 hours to hear from support I gave up. It's obvious they don't care about their customers once they've made a little money (this is also evident in the amount of upsells in the members area).
Some people need a bit of extra help getting their first online business started, and most product creators just aren’t willing to give that extra support. Once a sale is done, it’s done, and you’re on your own. But I offer my continued support and assistance to all members of this online business community. Starter memberships are free, and you can even send me a message to see inside to see if I’m the real deal, or just another internet guru!
They even cover social media, including twitter, several time over, and a lot more in-depth than this product. The members are truly is for ‘members' where you can chat with other people, trade ideas, and learn from experts.