Product Name: Cash Siphon
Product Owner: Andrew X
What Is It?
Steal articles in foreign languages then translate them to English. Use that content for your website and make money through affiliate marketing.
The sales video is full of false information and the method of making money is deceptive, if not illegal.
Before You Buy
Ok, so first off, the guy in the video is a voice actor and the story behind it is made up. The real owner of the product is called Andrew X, and HE is the guru you need to be wary of.
You can see from the screenshot above, that despite his “incredible system” that's made him rich, he still spends his days launching and promoting OTHER products.
If you have something that works, why spend your time promoting stuff from other people?
It's because this is how the underworld of internet marketing works: A guru launches a product (doesn't matter what it does). Affiliates from around the world send out a bunch of emails saying how great the product is. The top sellers get cash prices and commissions for sales.
Andrew X is just one of them, but there are many others. Check out the leaderboards for a few of the top products on Clicksure (link) and JVZoo, and it will become apparent who the top dogs are.
Also, you can completely ignore all the uber manipulative sales pitch about the economy being bad and how the government is out to get us. This is just a tacky attempt to get you to feel helpless and buy their product. This isn't very original either, it's the same tactic used in Freedom Formula 8.
What I Liked
Actually, the idea behind Cash Siphon is clever (stealing content and translating it). However, it's been done before with Autoblog Samurai.
What I Didn't Like
Andrew Thomas is Fake
We are spun a sad story about how the speaker was scammed by a guru for $20k and how he's never going to trust that guy again. The funny thing is, the guru that you need to watch out for is the one that created this product.
Andrew Thomas is fake – he is not an internet marketing expert. Look it up. Look up “Andrew X guru” or “Andrew X Scam” and you'll see lots of results turn up, many of them complaints or criticisms.
The video employs a very common marketing tactic. They say, “I'm different, I hate those guys”, then they turn around and do the exact thing they said they wouldn't do: Sell you a junk piece of software that doesn't make money.
Making money online comes from sales, and those sales are real people. When you translate something using Google Translate, does it come out making a whole lot of sense? Nope.
Many times it's extremely hard to figure out what's being said, and if you do figure it out, there are always a few missing puzzle pieces that are lost in translation.
Even if you rework the content, will you be able to fill in the missing parts to make a comprehensive piece of content that can effectively sell products?
If you are familiar enough with a topic that you can take gibberish and make sense of it into your own language, you probably have the skills to write the damn thing yourself. So there's no need waste time thieving it from other people.
Lack of Ethics Behind Cash Siphon
I'm pretty sure you'd be pissed off if you found out someone was scraping your website and spinning your content then making sales off of it. If you are using this to create the foundation of your business, you are taking yourself down a road to the dark side of internet marketing.
Instead of focusing on creating content that actually helps people to make informed buying decisions and get stuff they are happy with, your job becomes to avoid Google penalties and sneak as many sales with as few refunds as possible.
That type of business is just not for me.
Some people try to defend Cash Siphon basically saying that, “Well, the product works, but if you don't like it just get a refund”. I disagree. If someone invented a piece of software that could steal credit card information would you also stand by and say, “Hey, it works, so I can't complain!”
The falsified and hyped sales pitch plus the deceptive methods of building websites means I can't give Cash Siphon one a good review.
Unlike what's going on with CS, I am a real person (you can see me on live hangouts ever week on my YouTube channel). Also, I only recommend ONE product, and have recommended that same product for almost 2 years now. For updated training in a newbie friendly zone and 1-on-1 support from real people, check out Wealthy Affiliate. It's the same training center that took a newbie marketer traveling China and turned him into a full time online business owner (me).