Product Name: Unstoppable List Building Profits
Product Owner: Greg Kononenko
Advertised Price: $7
What is it?
Unstoppable List Building Profits is a video course that’s supposed to teach you how to setup an email list so you can profit by promoting new products that are getting a lot of buzz. This is a tactic known as launch jacking, and I'm not so hot on this product promotion tactic
The product’s creator, Greg, shares some great advice in this video course. Unfortunately, there are some fundamental problems that seriously overshadow that advice. The tactics shared inside are definitely not beginner-friendly and don’t serve anyone who wants to build a stable business online.
Before You Buy
You’re going to have upsells with just about most products you buy online. Upsells are little additional offers that the seller uses to get as much money as possible while you have your wallet open. When done tastefully I don’t have a problem with it, it’s just marketing.
Fortunately I can say that Greg didn’t go overboard with his upsells. He only offered two additional offers and they seem to fit in with the original product.
The First Upsell
This product is supposed to give you lots of templates for things emails and sales pages. It will cost you an additional $17 though.
If you savvy enough to know how to use the advice given in the original product then you aren’t going to need templates like these.
This one is a little cheaper than the last upsell. This one will only cost you an additional $9. It promises to solve all your traffic problems. Ha! Fat chance.
Traffic is the currency of the internet. Entire industries have been built around this one topic. If you can get traffic you can pretty much bet that you’ll be making money. And since it’s the currency of the web, it’s also hard to come by without a lot of hard work.
Solving all your traffic woes for nine bucks? Not likely.
What I Liked
I’m pleased to say that I found quite a few things about Unstoppable List Building Profits that I really liked. Had this product used the same advice with a different strategy, it would probably have made for a great product.
After you make your purchase you’re taken to a member area where you can finally gain access to the product. This members area is a great looking web page with a single-column layout which makes things easy to navigate.
You can easily go from one video to the next without any problems. everything is laid out in modules so you know exactly what to do with no guessing.
Like I said earlier, the members area is created in eleven modules. Each module contains one video, and each video ranges from five minutes, to about twenty five minutes.
Each one gives you an over the shoulder view, which allows you really take in the information. Instead of watching a presentation style video, or reading through a large PDF, they’ve given you everything you need in video format.
I think video is a much easier way to consume information than any other type of content.
One of the things I really liked is that Greg tells you to use tracking tools. The need to track things like sales, website traffic and conversions is very important but most product creators never even talk about it.
One of the modules in Unstoppable List Building Profits is dedicated entirely to tracking these things. What’s even better is that Greg shows you one of the tools he uses for tracking and it’s an inexpensive tool that looks like it does quite a lot.
What I Didn't Like
Although there are a lot of things I liked about Unstoppable List Building Profits, there are some things I don’t like too. Unfortunately, these things equate to fundamental problems, which is why I can only rate the product a score of 40 out of 100.
My opinion about launch jacking has been documented, so I won’t go into great detail here. It's basically promoting a product before the product is actually released. Done right, you do it by getting a review copy and publishing your review based on facts you find and your opinion.
However, most people cannot get a review copy, so they just repeat whatever junk they find on the sales page. They create a tiny website on an exact match domains (like productxreview.com) and backlinking the hell out of it to get it ranked on page 1. The product launches, they scam a few people out of money, and when the product goes out of style, they repeat the process.
As you can see by the number of reviews I do on this website, internet marketing products are launched and forgotten every day.
There are a lot of arguments on this topic, but I think for a beginner looking to create a long term business online Launch jacking is the last thing you should be doing. This is a tactic that’s all about short term gains no matter the cost. When you count the cost of black hat tools you'll be using, minus the refunds, I'm not sure that this is as profitable a venture as people make it out to be.
In one of the videos, Greg is teaching you to setup your email system. In this video he suggests you set things up to email your list twice a day. There are a lot of potential problems with that, but the biggest problem is that you aren’t going to have a list for very long if you follow that advice.
Most legitimate marketers will tell you to send emails once or twice a week. Some might even tell you to send emails once a day. But you should never send messages to your email subscribers two times everyday. That’s terrible advice.
You’re just asking for complaints and unhappy people if you do. This tactic is all about squeeze a list for all its worth, ditching that list, then started over.
There are plenty of ways to make money online, but I’ve always found affiliate marketing to be the easiest to understand, and the cheapest to get started in. An $11 domain is all you need to get started. You can learn how to do what I do here.