Product name: Video Auto Profits
Product owner: Josh Ratta
Advertised price: $16.50
What is it
Video Auto Profits is a course that was created to teach basic video skills for creating and selling your video presentations, screen recordings or tutorials.
In this course you can learn some of the basic skills required to make your own videos. There’s some good information here but the additional costs (in the thousands) outweigh the very low return.
Before you buy
As with any course there are a few things you should be aware of before you decide to make your purchase. For this course you'll need a lot of audio video equipment to follow what they teach.
This equipment can easily cost you several thousand dollars. At a minimum you’re looking at an additional $1,000, just to get started.
Of course there are some upsells to be wary of too.
For an additional $17.00 you can purchase another course designed to teach you advanced training for the popular recording software, Camtasia.
Camtasia ($300) provides plenty of training videos once you buy the software, so there’s no need for this. Plus, YouTube has a wealth of information on this topic. Save your money.
Video Auto Profits is also sold as PLR (private label rights) That means, for $47 you can own the course and ‘rebrand’ it with your name and sell it as your own. Soon, we will start to see this same course popup under different names, teaching the same concepts.
Buying PLR content is rarely done right in the internet marketing world, and that's in part because it's not taught right. Most PLR courses market themselves as a way to get “free content” for your website or business. However, a good product or piece of content produced from PLR can sometimes take longer than original content, depending on how you go about it. The idea behind PLR is not to re-sell the product exactly as-is under a different name. That's called “white label”. PLR is content that ANYONE can access can re-work to make their own. The idea is that you start with a base that's been created for you, then use your own flare to make something unique and useful.
What I liked
Once in the members area, I really liked how clean and simple it was to find my next steps. The course is easy to navigate and every lesson is done in video, which makes it easy to understand.
Learning how to create video is only becoming more and more important online. As time goes on, more people are consuming more video content in more places.
Video AutoProfits does a good job of explaining some of the basics needed in order to use some of the more popular methods of video creation.
Although it’s a small part of the course, Video AutoProfits teaches a couple ways to make passive income from the videos you create. Passive income means you can continue to earn from something you did in the past. This is always a good income to have, even if it is very low.
What I didn't like
While I don't think this course is a ‘scam’, I do believe there are quite a few things wrong with it. There was nothing automatic about it, so right away there's a problem. The name of the product alone, is misleading and that seems to have set the tone for the rest of the course.
One thing that makes this course feel less-than-genuine is is the inclusion of Todd Gross. He has his name on the course, as if he's part owner. But as I dug into the course I realized that wasn't the case at all.
A little research revealed that Todd Gross is most likely a hired actor. Which means his testimonial, along with everything else he says about this product, mean nothing. He has promoted at least 10 other products in the past, maybe more, all claiming to be fantastical ways to make money online. This is my first review of a product by him, but there will be more to come. This guy is a Clicksure regular, and Clicksure is know for their scams.
The additional equipment required to follow the advice in this course is outrageous. No beginner-level marketer would ever be able to justify spending thousands of dollars on video equipment like this.
Boom mics, teleprompters, green screen capabilities – all that is just too much.
You can get by without all that stuff, but the methods taught in Video AutoProfits rely on them heavily.
You can accomplish the things taught in Video Auto Profits with a lot less resources.
Having all the fancy stuff is great but that doesn’t make it necessary. I wish the course would’ve focused less on fancy tools and editing equipment and more on the end product.
When you’re learning something new, I think it’s always smart to start out as efficiently as possible. A beginner buying this course might not know there are cheaper, easier methods available.
This course should have explained some of those options a little better.
Considering everything taught in the course, the additional costs and the time invested, returns are not worth it. Josh says he manages about $100 per month.
I do admire his honesty, and I'm sure if you put in more effort you can make more money. But even if you triple what Josh does it’s hardly enough to make it all worth it.
You’d be working for months, just to recuperate your costs.
I'd love to give this a much better score. Honestly, the training wasn't bad at all. But I feel the name of the product is quite misleading because the profits are small compared to your initial investment, and there's nothing automatic about what's being taught. As far as making money online goes, there are much more efficient ways to do it. This is only good for someone with an initial interest in producing video.
Part of the reason for Josh’s low returns is that he doesn't understand (or at least he doesn't teach) how to market with video. What Josh teaches is really just making videos and selling them. Video can be far more lucrative than that.
Video is a powerful form of content. Learning to use it as a marketing tool can really help you build a successful business online.
It’s an important part of what I do here on my blog and I’d like to offer you the chance to learn where I did. If you're interested in video, marketing and building an internet business – sign up for this members only community to get everything you need.