This drives me nuts
Today I want to talk about a trend that I’m starting to see in the IM world more and more lately. It some thing that really dives me nuts. What is it? Its people launching training products when they are not qualified to be training people.
Case in point. Today I was approached by on Facebook to promote a new product called “$500 in 24 hours”. Well I thought to myself who wouldn’t like to earn $500 a day? So I decided to take a look at the JV page and ask him a few questions before getting my review copy.
The JV page did not describe the product at all so my first question was exactly what it was. The second question was if he actually made money with this himself. Where did that $500 in 24 hour figure come from?
Here he is telling me that he has made money with the method that this training teaches continually, that its based around product launching, and then he quickly changes the subject to remind me that this product launch pays affiliates 100% commissions. Now for some affiliates thats going to be enough, he said he makes money with it, and it pays 100% of the sales price to the affiliate, so they will promote. However for me his word is not enough. He needs to show me that he has made money and knows what he is talking about before I promote.
You can see that he tries to avoid the question by telling me I can make up to $63.90 per sale if I promote for him. But I pushed it and made him send me a link to one of his products. He should have several at least if he is going to be teaching people how to make money with product launches. In fact he claims he has made $500 in 24 hours several times with product launches so I actually expected him to send me a few links to examples. But thats the only one he sent.
The example that he sent is on JVZoo and as a affiliate for JVZoo I can easily see stats on its sales. The sad truth is that this product sold less than 25 copies. I pointed this out to him and once again asked for a link to a successful product launch. One that qualifies him to teach people how to make “$500 in 24 hours” by launching products. His response said it all.
Basically when pushed to show a product that has made him $500 in 24 hours he not only cant produce, he just gives up on the entire conversation. It seems obvouse why he does not just show me proof. Because he has none to show.
Another example is a gentlemen who also approached me on Facebook that is selling a product that claims to teach people how to go from 0-100 options per day. Well if this guy is going to teach people how to get 100 optins per day then he must have a really big list right? So I asked him to show me proof of his list size, and thus proof that he is qualified to be teaching this. His reply was that he has no list at all and that his entire training product was just re-branded PLR.
These are just two examples. I see things like this very often. People who are not qualified to do training trying to teach people. It honestly drives me nuts. It gives the IM business a bad name and in truth these people who are not above lying or being deceptive are the dark side of this business.
Now I understand that people want to get into product launching because it can be super profitable (in more ways than one), but if you dont have experience then you should not be making training products. For sure you should not be making training products that have nonsense claims in them. Its bad for the buyers, its bad for the affiliates, its bad for the product creators. Its just bad business all around.
This does not mean that people who are new cant do a launch. There are several types of products that people can make even though they have no experience. In fact recently I did two JV’s with people where I walked them through the steps of creating and launching products. Nether of these products where training because the people I was helping had no experience to do training. Yet both of them did well and made money. There really is no need at all for new people to be making training products backed by false claims. I just dont understand it.
It really bothers me that people are paying their money to get training and lots of times they are getting untested, unproven methods from people with little or no experience.
Thanks for reading,
PS) Though most of my own products are software since Im an experienced developer it occurred to me that I have quite a bit of knowledge (backed by actual long term success) in both product creation and affiliate marketing. As such Im considering doing a real training, covering everything, step by step on how to make money online in the IM space. If this is something that would interest you please leave a comment and let me know. The feedback I get will directly influence my decision to do this or not.