Hey, remember way back when you had to use your own phoneline to connect to the internet? And listen to those stupid noises for a few seconds every time it connected?
Those were the days. I remember that too.
The internet sure has come a long way since then. I actually made my first few affiliate marketing bucks back in those days. I like to call them the Wild West days of the internet. It wasn’t ’til I started making bank with my new Local Lead Generation business that I started to love the NEW internet.
There was one other benefit to those old-school internet times. When you were surfing, your phoneline was blocked from annoying cold calls.
Yeah—I know those cold calls have kinda just been replaced by spam emails, but I really used to hate those things.
Since we live in the 21st Century—I’ve got a separate internet connection and phoneline. So I’ve started getting annoyed by those cold calls again. I don’t know why these guys bother.
No, I did NOT have any problems with my computer.
And no, I did NOT recently have a car accident. What is it with these people?
Then one day I got a call. These guys asked me if I’d heard about Team National and if I wanted a place.
I was like: wait… Me?
You want me to join the national team? Awesome!
I know I’d played a bit of basketball in college. But I was never THAT good. I know they’re struggling for players these days. But come on. Surely you don’t want me to play for Team USA?
No, they didn’t want me to play any sport for the national team. The USA national team or anyone else. Bummer.
They wanted me to sign up to some sort of sales network. I was gonna make loads of money. Or so they said.
Naturally, I thanked them for their time and hung up. Or, I just hung up.
I don’t get involved with ANYTHING that’s pitched over the phone like that. I don’t even know if it was the guys from Team National itself or someone else who’d got involved with the scheme. As I soon learned, that’s kinda how it works.
So I quickly forgot about Team National. A few months went by when I heard a colleague mention them too. He’d had a similar call, and was taking it a bit more seriously than I did.
I decided I needed to do a bit more research. I didn’t want this guy to lose any money. The more I heard about Team National, the more fishy this “money-making opportunity sounded.”
So if you’re looking for one of the best Team National reviews you can find—then keep reading to see what I found out after a bit more investigation. Check out my Team National review.
Team National Review
The first think you obviously wanna know is what exactly is Team National? That’s what I wanted to know too. The name doesn’t really help much, does it?
So what exactly IS Team National?
Let’s have a look…
So Team National is what they call a “membership savings company”. They offer a range of discounts on regular retail purchases and from a range of different retailers.
To get these discounts, you gotta sign up.
And it ain’t cheap.
$795 for a 2-year membership.
That’s a LOT more than most other discount clubs I’ve seen. You can get tons of different discounts these days for FREE.
But even for the discount schemes you DO have to pay for (like Coscto), we’re talking MUCH lower fees.
So that’s the first thing that jumps out about Team National.
I had a closer look at the actual specific retailers and discounts they were offering—and nothing was particularly groundbreaking. In my opinion.
But wait a minute. I know what you’re thinking.
What about Team National as a money-making opportunity? After all, that’s what you’re here for, right?
Okay, so the real way Team National affiliates make money out of this is by convincing OTHER people to sign up to the discount membership. Team National agents get a cut every time they get someone to sign up to the main offer.
That’s generally how Multi-Level Marketing networks like this work. They’ve taken a lot of flak in recent years. Some people still call them pyramid schemes, which MLM has become a byword for in some quarters.
Personally, I don’t think ALL MLM schemes are pyramid schemes. I don’t think they’re ALL scams. The way I look at is like this: is the actual product (in this case discount membership) ACTUALLY worth it? If it is, then there’s nothing wrong with people marketing it and taking a cut. The problem is, the Team National discount scheme looks a bit scammy. And it’s super-expensive for what you get. That’s where I think there’s a problem when you get highly-motivated (sometimes desperate) salespeople pushing worthless products ONLY for personal gain.
But what about Team National? Where do they fit in all this?
It’s not looking good so far, but we need a bit more detail.
I first heard about the Better Business Bureau a while back when I was researching another venture. They’ve normally got the low-down on things.
Let’s be real here, their BBB page isn’t that bad. I’ve seen a LOT worse. They’ve actually got a 5-Star A+ Rating.
There ARE quit a few complaints though. And they don’t look good.
I’ve seen some other Team National complaints elsewhere too. People complaining about not being able to even get any discounts, or simply being charged far too much for stuff that isn’t actually that much value.
One big negative for Team National here is that they only offer a THREE DAY refund policy. That’s hardly any time at all to really evaluate what you’ve just spent money on. What if you’d been working all week and didn’t have time to check until the weekend? It seems like a cut-and-run attempt.
There’s also some noise about pushy salespeople and a lot of hard-sell pitches.
That’s another problem with Team National. They use a few questionable tactics, and these create sales agents that are arguably forced to push pretty hard for the sale. Let’s have a look at them:
Sales agents have to make two sales a year in order to qualify for payouts. That’s already forcing them to make sales before they’ll even get any money. They’ve also gotta pay for things like a starter kit ($55) and more. This puts them out of pocket before things have even started. It looks like another way for Sales National to make even more money off the people who’re SUPPOSED to be helping them make money.
That first sale? You’re not gonna see any commission from it.
So how have the sales agents actually done? Not great.
The income figures aren’t too appetizing. Over 85% of Team National Agents aren’t making any money at all. Average earnings weren’t much more than $600.
What’s the most anyone made as a Team National agent? $5,435. That’s the top earner. Hardly a get-rich-quick scheme. Get poor slowly, more like.
One important thing to remember with Team National is that you don’t ACTUALLY have to buy the discount membership plan yourself in order to become an agent and sell it. That reduces costs a bit. But you might have a hard time selling the product if you don’t even have it yourself. Or maybe not.
So if you DID buy the plan before becoming an agent, the average earnings don’t even cover the cost of it. It looks like barely anyone is even making any money from Team National. Apart from Team National themselves, naturally.
There are other tiers to the sales agent system. Like a pyramid. You’ll get more money if you recruit your own set of sales agents. This is how those pyramid schemes work. It’s not just about getting people to sign up to the discount membership product. That’s the ACTUAL Team National product. It’s also about getting more AGENTS to sign up under you. And who keeps making money from this? Team National. You got it.
Team National Scam—Yes or No?
Okay, to answer this we gotta look at Team National on two levels. Is the discount membership a scam, and is the sales agent scheme a scam? I’m gonna answer both of these questions.
If you want discount stuff, there are much better places to go. Especially with the internet these days. There are plenty of places to get cool discounts for free. There are also discount clubs that are legit and charge WAY less than Team National.
However, it’s gonna be hard for me to outright say that the discount club is a complete scam. There are national retailers on there offering legit discounts. Nobody is running off with your money.
BUT. And that’s a big but…. It’s still a bit scammy. That price. The TWO year plan (WHY?!). And most of all… the refund policy. There’s no reason a legit business like this should be offering a THREE DAY cancellation policy on something that costs so much and is for a two-year membership. It simply doesn’t add up.
Now we come onto Team National as a money-making opportunity for sales agents. I’d say: Steer clear. It’s a bit scammy too.
You don’t get commission straight away. You have to keep making sales to make any money. You’ve gotta pay a fair whack to even be an agent and most of all: barely anyone is making any money with this. Are those enough reasons to NOT wanna join Team National as either a discount member OR a sales agent?! I think so.
Now I don’t wanna rat out the entire Multi-Level Marketing industry. It gets a bad rap already. Many people think ANY MLM scheme is automatically a pyramid scheme. Again, it the product is good at the base of the pyramid, I don’t see a problem with different levels of marketing and agents making money off of it. The problem REALLY starts when the actual thing people are selling is a load of crap, but people are still pushing it anyway.
So what’s my verdict? Steer clear of Team National. It is possible to make a bit of cash, but it’s not easy. You’ll also be promoting a product that simply isn’t that great.
So you’ve read this entire article looking for a money making opportunity, and I’ve told you to avoid one? What next? Easy. You need to try something where you really can make money, and that’s what I’ve been doing with my own Local Lead Generation business. It’s legit, and it’s making me good money for a while now. Check it out.
See if his products like Market Hero are Really For You
In my group of friends, I’m kinda the go-to guy for anything internet marketing related. Anything even business related. It’s cool, I’m proud of my success—and I guess I’m happy for people to know about it.
There might be a bit of jealousy in there, but I know deep down—they’re happy for me too.
(I try not to ram it TOO far down their throat—especially when I’m jetting off to Dubai and they’re still slaving away in their cubicle.)
Apart from a tiny bit of passive aggressive jealousy, the other downside to this is that they’re ALWAYS asking me for my opinion on stuff. I basically get asked about ANYTHING to do with making money on the internet.
I know I’d been raking in some good cash for a while with Local Lead Generation, but I didn’t know EVERYTHING.
Then one of my boys asked me about Alex Becker. Another buddy in the corner piped up. “Wait, is that the tennis player?!”
No, that’s BORIS Becker.
But I did actually know Alex. This guy had been serving up some value in the IM game for some time now. Or should that be serving-and-volleying? Ha!
“Enough with the tennis already!”
Sorry, my bad. I double-faulted.
Back to ALEX Becker.
This guy had been around for a while, I’d actually MET him. He wrote a book back in 2016 called 10 Pillars of Wealth. It was pretty popular for a while. He also had a range of other products.
So I decided to throw this Alex Becker review together for my buddies—and anyone else who’s interested. That way I can just give them this URL rather than have to talk about ANOTHER internet-marketer for ten minutes.
And that’s the problem with these guys. There are so many internet marketing NAMES these days. Guys like Tai Lopez, or John Crestani. With so many, it can be hard to know how many are legit, or even what they really have to offer.
That’s what this here Alex Becker review is for. I’m gonna spill the beans on everything I know about this guy.
Then YOU can decide if you want to work with him or not.
Who is Alex Becker?
Ok, so he’s not the tennis player. But who exactly IS Alex Becker? Let’s have a look.
He’s a pretty well-known online marketing guru. I actually met him at one of his shows a few years back. His “10 Pillars of Wealth” book sold well, and was pretty good.
He’s a solid guy, and fun to listen to. So his talk was dope. He probably doesn’t remember me, but I remember him.
He first got into internet marketing back in the early days—so he’s seen how things have changed. He also knows how to make money. Lots of it.
The thing about Alex Becker is he doesn’t have one specific sub-niche in the internet marketing world. He’s quite an authority on dropshipping—but that’s not where his expertize ends.
So in this Alex Becker review, I’m gonna look at a few of his products.
What’s he selling, then?
One thing that differentiates Alex Becker from a lot of those other IM guys is that he has a LOT of products. He likes a piece of so many different pies. Some of these other guys have only one or two main deals—a core sub-niche to focus on. Not Alex, he’s involved in loads of different gigs.
That’s both good and bad. Okay, he knows a lot of different stuff—but it’s also hard to keep Alex tied down to one specific area. Maybe you like the variation. Personally, I’d prefer it if he just made one or two of his courses a priority.
So Alex has been selling a ton of different stuff over the years. Some of it good, some of it—not so good.
Right now, Alex’s main site is being redeveloped. But there’s still plenty of his stuff out there.
I’m gonna have a look at his different products so you know which ones might be for you. And which ones you might wanna avoid.
Source Wave University Review
First up is Alex’s Source Wave University. This is one of his main offers and most popular products.
It’s all about SEO. One of the cornerstones of any IM business.
If you don’t know a bit about SEO already, you need to get with the program. Or maybe sign up to Alex Becker’s “university”. One of the two will do.
Basically, unless you’re gonna outsource ALL your SEO for all of your future ventures, you need SEO knowledge. It’s basically the oxygen of the search engine and internet marketing industry.
But the main point to Source Wave University is that it’s all about helping you start your own SEO business as an SEO contractor.
I know a lot of you have come here for the get-rich-quick stuff, or the passive income drill. This isn’t that. It WILL give you what you need to become an SEO expert, though. But you’ll have to keep working for it.
They say you can make a couple of hundred a day doing this for other clients. I normally run a mile when an internet marketer tells you how much you can make with something. But hey, this is actually realistic. They aren’t telling you you’re gonna be on a yacht in a couple of weeks.
You CAN make good money with this. And be your own boss. But you’ll still have to work for it.
The info in the university course was pretty good. You get an up-to-date education. And that’s GREAT in this game because SEO changes lightning-quick. When you think you’ve got Google’s algorithm cracked—they change it. So you need to keep on top of things.
This brings me to another point about the Source Wave University. And it’s an important one…
You don’t HAVE to use this info to run your own client-facing SEO business.
After all, if you’re here, you’ve probably got some dreams about starting your own internet marketing empire. To do that, you’re gonna need all the SEO knowledge you can get.
So take the course, and then BE your own client. Provide high-quality SEO services to YOUR OWN online ventures. That way you can cut the costs and get your projects off the ground without having to rely on anyone else. And without having to pay them.
So whether you wanna start your own SEO business or become an SEO-boss for your own marketing goals—the university has some value.
Market Hero Review
Here’s ANOTHER one of Alex’s products. I know, he’s got so many, right?
It’s called Market Hero. And it’s all about email automation. There are lots of tools out there that do this. After all, the money’s in your email list, right? (That’s what they say in this game).
So what sets Alex Becker’s Market Hero apart?
The reality is—not much. That’s not to say it isn’t a good product. It’s good. Quite good. At $19 a month it’s pretty affordable. There are tons of features and support options. It’s got advanced sales tracking, ROI calculation and loads more. It ties in well with Shopify and all sorts of other stuff.
That all sounds great, right? So why am I sounding so negative?
I shouldn’t be. It’s good value. I’m just saying there’s nothing revolutionary here. If you already have some email software that you’re happy with, it probably does most, if not all of what Market Hero does.
If you AREN’T already using some email software to boost your marketing efforts then that’s a whole different ballgame. You should be, but I haven’t got time to tell you why here. Give Market Hero a go and see if it works for you.
There’s also a free trial for this. That’s cool. Try it out.
H-Com 2020 Review
ANOTHER Alex Becker product here. This one is H-Com 2020. I can’t really review this, because it isn’t out yet. As you’ve probably guessed from the year in the name.
H-Com 2020 is gonna be all about Shopify. I can’t wait to try it out. You can get early-bird pricing right now if you’re interested.
8X Hero Academy Review
Another one of Alex’s products is the 8X Hero Academy. This has a pretty cool name, I like it, it’s catchy.
They reckon they’re gonna boost your existing business by a multiple of EIGHT! Sign me up!
The reality…. My business didn’t even double with the stuff I learned in the 8X Hero Academy. But it DID have a small boost. False advertising? Maybe. But it still could be worth it if you’re looking for any help you can find.
In the 8X Hero Academy, you’ll get a load of resources that aim to get you making $1k-$5k a month within only two months. This isn’t realistic. You shouldn’t believe guys when they make earning claims like this. if it WAS that easy, everyone would be doing it. It isn’t that easy, believe me.
This product is all about affiliate marketing and funnels. I know this stuff pretty well, so I didn’t learn TOO much. But if you’re new to IM, there’s some gold in here. Just not 8 times your money gold.
It does have some cool Youtube info which was pretty new to me. That stuff is changing all the time so it’s hard to keep on top of. Youtube is basically the newest frontier in internet marketing. I’ve been slow to catch up with all the basics, so this part of Alex’s course was ultra-useful.
One other cool thing: There’s a free trial. The academy isn’t cheap if you wanna be a full member, but you can have full access for nothing to try it out. That’s 21 hours of training info along with a load of cool tools and resources.
There are a few more Alex Becker products too, like Black File. This guy just can’t stop releasing products!
Is Alex Becker a scam?
Nah bro, this guy is cool. He’s legit. If I could give Alex one bit of advice, I’d tell him to slow down a bit. Try and stop being a master of every single sub-niche in internet marketing. Make one of them what you’re famous for.
Look, I think of a scam artist as someone who runs off with your money. I haven’t seen any evidence of that with Alex Becker. You won’t hear me going on about that Alex Becker scam.
Some of the stuff is a bit oversold. You have to get used to that in internet marketing. But they do offer value. You should check them out.
A lot of Alex’s stuff is good. But it’s not as good as Local Lead Generation. I’ve been making real money for a while with that. I’ve actually been blown away with how easy it’s been. You need to check it out as soon as you can.
A few years back, I was in a bit of a sticky situation.
I’d just lost my job. And I didn’t really have any money left.
It was just after the global economic crisis. A few of my buddies actually lost their homes in that biz. At least I still had a roof over my head. For now.
Truth is I probably had about a month’s rent left. Yes—I was still renting.
Food? Ha! If $1 cans of noodles count, yes I was still eating.
The thing is, I’d be bragging to everyone who’d listen about how I was gonna quit my job soon and start making money on the internet. I’d made a bit of cash, but I basically had no idea. This was way before I’d started making REAL money with my own Local Lead Generation gig. I’m gonna tell you more about how good THAT is in a bit.
But back to my “situation”.
Now I actually needed money—fast. I’d sold my bike on eBay to pay my latest gas bill. I didn’t really have anything left.
So my bro Kenny was like, “Hey, I thought you were gonna be an online millionaire by now anyway.”
Truth is—I didn’t know the first thing about making money online.
The money I had made—I’d just been lucky.
I’d managed to refer a few pals to a couple of online services I’d been using. You know those “refer-a-friend” checks? Yeah, pretty basic—I know.
But I needed to see this job loss as a GOOD thing. I DID hate my job. I was just a mindless cubicle-warrior. I wanted out, but now I’d been pushed before I was ready.
It was time to sink or swim. I had to see if I could REALLY make it alone.
So over the next few days I was like a sponge for information. I read everything I could, watched videos, took notes, joined forums. You name it. I did it.
I started finding out about affiliate marketing.
In those couple of days, I also started finding out about a lot of different internet marketing “products”.
As I realized much later, if there’s one way to make money online—it’s by making money from other people looking to make money online. That’s what a lot of guys in the “internet marketing” niche are really doing. It took me a while to figure that out.
Now I liked the look of some of these programs and courses. The problem was, most of them were expensive. Really expensive. Definitely not eating 5-day old noodles sort of money. That was my life back then.
One in particular caught my eye. It was called Affilorama.
The great news was that they offered a free area for guys just like me. There was more stuff under the hood if you actually wanted to pay—but I wasn’t gonna do that.
And hey, you know how I actually made money referring some friends to stuff beforehand? I soon learned that this was pretty much exactly how affiliate marketing worked, too. I just had to refer more people to other products. People I didn’t even know. And I’d get a cut from each of them.
It sounded easy, but it wasn’t.
To cut a long story short: I failed.
The thing about affiliate marketing is that it’s actually a lot harder than people think.
Loads of people are attracted to this game because they see it as a get-rich-quick kinda deal. It’s actually much harder than that. Most of these guys quit and move onto to the next dream. Only the guys who really put the work in make it a success.
Me? I guess I wasn’t willing to put the work in.
Affilorama helped me with the basics, but I couldn’t afford the more expensive parts of the course or products they offered.
In the end, I had to get a real job. Sucks, I know. But at least I paid my next month’s rent.
A few years later I actually had the opportunity to get back into internet marketing. This time I was doing it in the evenings alongside my existing job. So I didn’t have that make-or-break stress factor.
Things went a lot better, but I also remember being grateful that I had at least SOME background knowledge in this stuff. And a lot of that was thanks to Affilorama.
Now I know a lot more about IM, I keep seeing products like this all the time. People ask me my opinion about Affilorama. The truth is, my memory is like a goldfish sometimes—I struggled to remember how good Affilorama really was.
That’s why I decided to sign up again and give it another whirl. Now I knew a bit more about marketing, I’d be able to give it a proper review that’s backed by my own expertise.
So if you’re looking for an Affilorama review, you’re in the right place. This might not sound very humble, but I reckon it’s actually one of the best Affilorama reviews around.
What is Affilorama? It’s basically a membership program that has a selection of tools aimed to help you make money with affiliate marketing.
I signed up, and things had changed a fair bit. The site looks great.
There’s one important point to remember here: the basic stuff is free. But not everything on Affilorama is free.
Basic membership gets you access to an Affiliate Marketing Quick-Start Guide, a Downloadable Roadmap to Success and 120 Video Lessons.
I’m gonna review all of that in this Affilorama review. But I’m also gonna review the stuff you’ve gotta PAY for. That’s the stuff I couldn’t afford access to way back when.
So there are three things you can buy separately. Path2Passive, AffiloTools and AffiloJetpack. These are what they’re calling “Advanced” training and tools. I think that’s code for, “stuff you gotta pay for.” But one of them is actually free—for now. Were they worth it? Keep reading this review to find out.
So what’s the free stuff like?
First thing’s first, let’s drill down on the freebies. Everyone loves a freebie, right?
And it’s actually pretty cool to get some of this stuff for nothing.
Let’s start with the Affiliate Marketing Quick-Start Guide.
Now this is pretty basic. It’s kinda like a free report. You see these all over the place in internet marketing.
They’re one of the tricks of the trade. Shall I tell you how they work?
Basically, marketers write a report or eBook—and they give it away for free. Some of them might tout it as something you should be paying money for, to make getting it free seem even more appealing.
(The truth is, nobody ever really pays for these sorts of free reports)
For the record, Affilorama aren’t really doing this. There’s no hard sell. I’m just telling you about the process.
A lot of people in internet marketing live by the phrase “the money’s in the list”. They’re all trying to build a list of email addresses or subscribers. So when someone downloads your free report, they sign-up to your list. It’s then that you send them your REAL offers and try and get them to buy something else.
That’s how a BIG section of the internet marketing industry works. I’ve got sidetracked here, but I just can’t help dropping value like this. Oh yeah, value’s important with these reports, too. They might be free—but it’s a good idea to give a few useful bits of info so people are more likely to open your future emails and more likely to buy from you.
Some people think email lists like this are the ONLY way to make money online. These people are mistaken.
Anyway, the free report from Affilorama is cool. It’s got some good basic info, but not much of this is unique. You can get it elsewhere. But it’s free, and they aren’t spamming me since I signed up—so you might as well get involved. Especially if you’re a newbie to this stuff.
Next up is the Downloadable Roadmap to Success
This is an infographic. It looks cool, but I’m not sure why it’s being given such a prominent position here. It’s not that useful. I guess it could help someone, but a lot of this is covered with the other two resources.
The best chunk of value in the “free” area is the 120 video lessons. That’s a lot. And there are plenty of courses out there charging a hefty wedge for this sort of info.
Ok, not all of the videos are that long. But still, you can’t complain—it’s free! And there’s definitely some value here.
Okay, I said you can’t complain—one tiny issue I have is that these videos aren’t transcribed. Sometimes I like to skim through a text version, it’s easier to pick stuff out. So you’ve gotta watch them all instead. But it’s a minor issue.
So what do I think about the Affilorama free stuff? I think it’s good. You might know some of it already, and you CAN find this info elsewhere. But it’s free, and you can’t argue with that. It’s useful to have it all in one place, too.
But the real stuff you gotta pay for. And you need to know if it’s worth it, right?
Let’s have a look.
What about the advanced tools and training?
The first one’s called Pathway2Passive.
A lot of people dream about making passive income in affiliate marketing. That’s why most of them got into this business in the first place. It’s the ultimate goal.
I’ve had a few years experience in this industry now and let me tell you—it ain’t easy.
All those people who got into IM because they wanted to be passively self-sufficient within 3 months? They failed. They dropped out of the industry as quickly as they came into it.
It’s only the guys who’ve got real work-ethic who stick around. Because your first few internet marketing ventures will probably fail too.
It’s only when you learn from your mistakes and stick around that things tend to start to improve.
And then after a few years of hard work you can start to see your passive income grow. If it was THAT easy to get passive income straight away—everyone would be doing it, right?
Pathway2Passive was built by a team of guys who’ve been in IM for years. They’ve failed, and they’ve learned what works.
They’ve built Pathway2Passive to help guys like you and me. People who are much newer to the industry. But you’ve STILL gotta put the work in.
A lot of this stuff was pretty useful. Especially the detail they go into about picking the right products to sell. There’s also some cool stuff on targeting the right audience, and improving your offer.
At this point, I’d recommend you ignore the name of the course. This stuff isn’t passive. It takes hard work. But once you’ve set up an efficient sales funnel with the right products and the right traffic, the workload CAN decrease a bit.
And the really cool thing about Pathway2Passive? It’s only $37. I know of some sites trying to charge ten times that for this sort of info.
It’s a useful little course at a reasonable price. You won’t find anything too revolutionary in there, but it is well written and informative. It’s worth a shot. Especially if you’re getting stuck with some of the basics.
The other main paid tool is AffiloJetpack. This stuff is at the other end of the market. It costs a whopping $997. It’s basically an out-the-box affiliate autopilot machine. It tries to take care of almost everything in the affiliate marketing game, so that you can get your own sites up and running really easily.
Now I’ve got a few issues with this.
Firstly, they compare the cost of getting something done with AffiloJetpack to if you had to do it yourself. Like, they’ve got hosting included but argue you’d be paying $96 for that if you did it yourself. I don’t know many hosting plans that are that expensive, especially if you’re just starting out and don’t have too much traffic.
Also, their WordPress theme is valued at $97. You can get loads of themes for FREE, and while the free ones are normally pretty basic—even a good paid one will be way less than this.
You do get a newsletter sequence of 90 emails. That’s pretty cool. There are also “free reports” for you to offer. Remember when I told you how that works earlier?
But basically, they say this stuff is worth a total of over $3,000—and you’re getting it for under $1k.
I’ve got issues with their math, here.
However, it’s easy to see exactly what you’re getting. It COULD be worth it if you like everything done for you. For example, you COULD write those emails yourself, or even the free reports. You’d need to know what you’re talking about, but you’ll also be able to create something that’s much more unique to your offer. It depends where your priorities lay. The stuff was pretty good quality, but you can do better if you do things yourself. As long as you know what you’re doing.
The other advanced tool is in beta right now, so it’s actually FREE. For the time being. Jump in while you can. It’s called AffiloTools and is basically an analytical package. It’s good, but there are loads of better ones out there. There’s nothing wrong with giving it a try since it’s free, though.
Woo. There we go. That was my Affilorama review. Worth it or not? That’s for you to choose. So if you’re still thinking of banging “Affilorama scam” into Google—don’t. It’s not a scam. It’s actually pretty affordable for most of the stuff, and there’s some good info in there.
But if you want to make REAL money online, you might want to think a bit more about something called Local Lead Generation. It’s what I’ve been doing for a while, and it’s pretty dope. I know I said passive income was hard in this game, but I’m finally getting there with Local Lead Generation.
A few years back, I was broke– really broke that I couldn’t even afford to pay for my own groceries sometimes.
Up until the coming of the festive season, I knew things were going to get difficult, especially when I saw my nephew’s Christmas list.
“Wait… Lego costs HOW MUCH now?!”
I was gonna need to go the thrift store to buy gifts. But I knew I didn’t want to.
This was way before I started making legit money with Local Lead Generation. It was actually before I’d even got into internet marketing at all.
But I was desperate for ideas. I’d do anything for a bit of extra cash. Okay, not anything. But anything within reason. Let’s just say I had my hustle on.
So I was selling crap on eBay, picking up cans in the street for the recycle dime. You name it.
This is how broke I was.
I guess you could say it had got a bit easier to make money quickly like this thanks to the internet. A few years back, this sort of thing simply wouldn’t have been possible. Thankfully, I discovered eBay and it really helped.
I even tried those survey sites. I’m sure you’ve all encountered some of them too. It seemed like a great idea to start with until it turned out I’d be clicking my opinion on things for months before I even saw a check. Ok… Next!
Gambling offers were cool. You know those ones where they give you like $50 free to match your own deposit and you spam the blackjack tables with it?
However, there’s a couple of underlying problems there.
Firstly: I often didn’t have those $50 deposits.
Secondly: They were starting to get wise and stopping people using these offers for blackjack. Slots—don’t even think about it.
And oh yeah, thirdly: The authorities were starting to crack down on these places in my state. Finding sites to use was getting harder and harder. Bummer.
So I was running out of ideas.
That’s when I heard some of my bros cutting the crap at the bar one night. They were talking about something called the 30 Day Success Formula. My boy Kenny had actually made a few hundred bucks with it already. He was trying to push the idea to everyone else.
It was mid-November at this point, so a 30-day success plan sounded JUST RIGHT.
I had a closer look, and I’m going to share what I found in this 30 Day Success Formula Review.
30 Day Success Formula Review
I’ve got to be completely honest with you. I know you come to these reviews looking for legit advice from someone that’s actually used the program. I’ve written a few of these sorts of things before and I make sure I know enough about the product that I can always give people the heads up.
But let’s get things clear:
I didn’t sign up for 30 Day Success Formula.
There’s a reason for that—it looks a bit suspect.
When I first started digging about for info about the 30 Day Success Formula, I started sweating. You see, Kenny had already got a couple more of my boys involved. He was on my back about it every day.
So I was like, “Kenny, are you sure this isn’t a pyramid scheme?”
Kind of like this, but with envelopes instead of stones.
I’d seen a few of these scammy-type things before. They’re older than the internet itself, people have been getting into and losing money on pyramid schemes for decades. And this sure seemed like one.
Kenny was like “A pyra-what scheme?! Nah, bro! This is legit!”
But I wasn’t so sure. I’m going to base this review on what I found out from Kenny and my other boys, as well as what I dug up when I did my own research. Ultimately, I’ll tell you why I didn’t sign up for the 30 Day Success Formula. Then you can make your own choice.
Did you “Google 30 Day Success Formula Scam” and end up right here?
That’s one of the most common questions people have about 30 Day Success Formula.
Now I’m not saying that it IS a scam. There are loads of programs I’ve tried before that certainly seem that way and then turn out to be super legit in the end. So I wouldn’t wanna judge these guys too soon. But let’s have a look at what I found when I did some digging.
Why didn’t I sign up to 30 Day Success Formula?
Let’s start with the basics. I banged 30 Day Success Formula into Google and the first autocomplete suggestion was “30 Day Success Formula BBB”. That’s the number one thing people were searching for relating to this program and it’s what Google thought I wanted to see the most.
I didn’t, but it got me curious. So I went through with the search. I didn’t really know what BBB was at that point, but it rang a bit of a bell.
Oh yeah… It was the Better Business Bureau. These guys basically rate different businesses and give you a trust score, as well as listing what sort of complaints people have been making.
Sounds good, right? Well… It wasn’t starting to sound too good for our guys at 30 Day Success Formula.
30 Day Success Formula BBBWhat was their overall BBB Rating? A big fat F.
I haven’t seen a grade that bad since I last took algebra in high school.
There’s also a whole host of complaints there. All sorts of stuff. I dug a bit deeper. People hadn’t been getting what they’d paid for. There were some lengthy complaints and lots of them. This wasn’t looking great. I was supposed to be giving these guys money? I don’t think so.
There were also questions over their use of the BBB logo, and where they say they’re located not actually their exact location. Hmmm… Did Kenny know all this?
But wait a minute. I stopped for a second and started thinking. All sorts of businesses get complaints all the time. I’m sure every company has a list of negative stuff on a site like this, right?
So I put Coca Cola into the BBB search engine. Surely a huge company like that will have pissed off a few people along the way. Right?
Coca Cola: A+ Rating. Zero complaints.
30 Day Success Formula had 150 complaints in the last year.
I also started reading the actual reviews for 30 Day Success Formula and cringed even harder. There were loads of people who paid their money and didn’t see anything back. They couldn’t even get a refund, either.
That’s when Kenny called me up and told me he’d just got even more money from the 30 Day Success Formula. He was getting ready to buy a new pickup truck. Was this guy legit, or was he in on it too? I’d known Kenny for years, but something didn’t seem right.
How does the 30 Day Success Formula work, anyway?
If it looks like a pyramid scheme and sounds like a pyramid scheme—it’s a pyramid scheme.
I’ve gotta show you how 30 Day Success Formula works in a bit more detail. Then you’ll have all the info you need to see if it’s for you or not.
And let’s be clear here: you can still make money with it. Kenny did, and after some more digging I found out that he’d just got in at the right time. The guys at the top– the first people into the system– can make money. It’s the guys a bit further down that struggle. The guys Kenny had got signed up? They aren’t doing so well.
Most of the other reviews for this system on other sites you can find are pretty positive.
That’s because they’re trying to sell you something.
They get a cut when someone signs up to 30 Day Success Formula. It’s as simple as that.
I don’t, so I can give you a legit review without any ulterior motive.
There’s another really fishy thing about the 30 Day Success Formula: It’s a cash business. That’s right—there’s no paper trail here. You can’t buy with a credit card or anything like that. The main business model involves sending envelopes stuffed with cash around the place.
Is this legit?
If that isn’t enough to put you off, let’s have a look at how you actually make money with the 30 Day Success Formula.
There are 6 levels to this program and you start at the bottom by “investing” $250. This can sometimes be found at a discounted price of $89.
The next step? Sending letters. No, not emails. Actual letters.
So when you start at the first level you send out 3 letters to physical addresses. All you’re trying to do is get them to sign up too. As you move up a level, the money to join is higher, but the money you supposedly get back is higher too.
So one of the levels costs a hefty $5,000 to get to, but you’ll get back $2,000 from everyone the level below you who you convince to sign up.
But what are they actually signing up to?
That’s the problem with the 30 Day Success Formula. You’re basically getting people to jump on a chain of hoping to get money by convincing more people to sign up for the same scheme. There isn’t actually any value to the scheme in itself. It’s just a pyramid scheme. That’s how they work.
I thought they were banned nowadays too, but it seems not.
So at level 1, you pay $89 to join and then get $20 back from everyone who signs up from your letter.
You can send out more letters if you want, to increase your chance of signups—only you have to PAY to send out more letters.
Kenny must have really got lucky because I talked to some of my other buddies who got in a bit later than him. One guy paid $250 to start with and sent out his 3 letters. What did he get back? Nada. Nothing.
That’s the problem with this sort of thing. Most people aren’t going to sign up for it. I know quite a lot about marketing these days, and let me tell you—only sending out 3 letters isn’t going to lead to much success. Especially for an offer like this. That would require an extremely high conversion rate to even make sense.
Or you can pay $299 for 200 more emails. They say you’ll get about 4% in signups. I don’t know how legit this is, but if it is—you could actually make some money.
But don’t forget—the people at the bottom will only make money if they convince more people to sign up. It’s even harder for them.
I also found this site that was talking about cash gifting schemes and how people are using them to avoid paying tax. I enjoy paying tax about as much as you do, but I also don’t wanna get in trouble doing something that’s so obviously avoiding it.
I might catch a bit of flack for just straight out calling 30 Day Success Formula a pyramid scheme. I’m not an expert on them, and maybe there’s a slight difference. Maybe that’s why this scheme isn’t banned.
But there isn’t an actual product or anything of value you’re buying with the money you send. You’re just sending people money, moving up levels and feeding a never-ending circle. That sounds like a pyramid scheme to me, but what do I know?
If you’re desperate for cash, you might still want to give this a go. There is money to be made. Kenny managed it. But a few of my other bros didn’t. Be careful.
Me? I was still desperate for cash. I guess it helped that this thing actually cost money to sign-up for the money I didn’t have. I might have made the wrong decision if I’d had that first $89 spare. Or maybe it would have been the right one? I guess we’ll never know.
In the end, I had to take some shifts at a local bar to get the money I needed. It sucked not being able to get rich quick online, but I guess sometimes you do actually have to make sensible decisions. I made some good tips, too—so it wasn’t all bad.
It wasn’t for a couple more years until I really started making money in internet marketing. I guess some of the stuff I learned about the 30 Day Success Formula helped me later on. If you really want to make actual legit money online and take a nice slice of digital property, you should check out Local Lead Generation. I’ve been pulling in some big commission recently doing just that.
Kenny’s new truck.
As for Kenny, he got his new truck. I think he moved onto something else when money starts drying up with the 30 Day Success Formula. Some of the other guys didn’t even get a truck out of it. But I’ve actually started helping them with Local Lead Generation too and they were stoked to find out that you can actually make money online.