Bait and Switch?
We have been saying this for quite some time. Most of the programs advertised and seen in ads on YouTube operate the same way. It doesn’t matter what they are pitching in the ad. Their real money is made from the digital course or product that they are selling you. After all if the thing that they are promoting was making so much money why would they reveal their secrets in a course? Recently two very popular online gurus who were running Marketing Agencies have now turned their focus to teaching you how to run an agency through their course!
Here is a shortlist that we will update from time to time:
Tai Lopez – Affiliate Ecommerce Store Program – Tai wants you to partner with him. He gives you a cut and paste formula and will handle the rest (of course this means he is trying to compete with Amazon – good luck). You will also need to handle the refunds on the physical products you sell. This means that you will need to arrange to get the product from the customer and back to Mas Group to get the refund. The shipping and handling fees are on you. Cost for the program is $97 a month.
AC Hampton Supreme Ecom Blueprint
This is a dropshipping program. The advertising costs are severe to attempt this. Plus there’s the refund issue. It is a logistical nightmare to return items, and get the money when you are a middleman. Add to this the fact that you rarely see the items and have no control over quality. You are putting your reputation in the hands of a third party. Not such a great idea. The course starts at $500 then you will need to invest at least $500 more in ads and tools to get your eCommerce/Shopify store up and running.
This program provides members with affiliate marketing training, marketing tools (websites, hosting, research tools), and live help. You will learn how to build a niche website. Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification course contains 50 step-by-step lessons where you can learn how to: A) choose your niche, B) build a website; C) attract visitors, and D) earn revenue. Unfortunately, the training can be a bit overwhelming and parts of the training are outdated. The program is $49 a month.
Kindle Publishing For Beginners
It teaches you how to publish a book on KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). You will need to monetize your book on a very crowded Amazon platform. That will mean advertising; Facebook groups, influencer marketing, Amazon ads, or whatever else. The course is $2,997.
Surplus Fund founder Spencer J. Vann
Spencer Vann is a co-founder and CEO of SurplusFund.com which helps people across the country recover billions of dollars from the remainder of the sales of their foreclosed houses through surplus funds training and consultancy. The work is intense and each state will have different fees associated with the filing. The course is $1997.
Sophie Howard New KDP Training
Sophie Howard is the living proof of what we (PaidLetter.Com) have been saying for a long time. The real money to be made today is online. Sophie once sold physical products (Teas, and such) on Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon). But soon she discovered the challenges of selling physical products. Sophie Howard’s KDP course costs $2,485. Then you will need to spend over a thousand dollars a month on getting your eBooks created by outsourcers. (Ironically Sophie Howard’s Blue Sky Amazon course, was teaching how to sell physical products on Amazon, guess sales of that course must have slumped).
Ravi Abuvala – Remote Integrator Masterclass
Ravi Abuvala’s “scaling with systems” business is built on sales funnels, online ads, and phone closers. You will be required to book calls and his program is $12,000. He is now focusing on The Remote Integrator program. The regular price of The Remote Integrator Masterclass is nine hundred and ninety-seven dollars. But for a “limited time,” it’s yours for just a single payment of thirty-nine dollars and ninety-seven cents. You will be required to send out cold and warm emails daily – lots of them. He says to be successful you, or someone you hire, will need to send one-thousand emails a day!
Dave Menz’s program gives you an honest review of the ups and downs of the laundromat business. Many laundromats turn into a suffocating job. It can be easy to neglect when the laundromat that doesn’t make much money. Dave’s Laundromat Millionaire Elevate course is a thousand dollars.
Exotic Car Rental Academy
Ethan Duran has a business that shows you how to rent out luxury cars (like Lamborghinis and Ferraris). The cost is $1,500 for the academy and $1,500 for the mentorship. Services like Turo already do this plus you will have ECRA costs.
Certified Advertising Geneius Academy
Billy Gene teaches you how to make money using Facebook, and other, online advertising. His YouTube channel was down for a while. It’s back up but different now. Cost? With a median time to complete of 4 months the cost to attend is $1,500.
Jeff Baxter Coaching
Jeff helps local business owners get more inbound phone calls by setting up simple Facebook ads in thirty minutes or less. Once he has a paying client, he’ll set up a basic Facebook ad. Stock image, headline, some body copy, target a twenty-five-mile radius of their city. The price of Jeff’s course is $497 if you order during the call you booked. This price is before the mentoring package upsell. But you will be required to send out 1,400 email messages a month with hopes of closing 1%.
Kindle Cash Flow (Ty Cohen)
Kindle Cash Flow is a digital training course for learning about how to publish eBooks on Amazon Kindle. One complaint is the series of course upsells you will get after ordering. Ty Cohen created the system in partnership with Anik Singal. The training costs $697 once or $277 3 times.
Jeff Lerner’s program is about making money online. He calls it digital real estate. He currently has a 5-Day Dream Business Challenge and a Facebook group. To enroll it costs $175 One-Time/yearly or $67 per month.
Sarah Chrisp has a popular YouTube Channel where she talks about popular online money-making trends. There she promotes her Ecomm Clubhouse. The Ecomm Clubhouse videos are $67 a month
Oguz “Oz” Konar sells a course that teaches you how to start your own alternative lending business using other people’s money. He has a BLB Masterclass. There are currently two payment methods available. The first option is to pay the whole sum of $2,197 all at once, or you may divide it into three equal payments of $845 for three consecutive months. If you choose the second option, you will pay a total of $2,535.
ERA Credit Services
Dale Guiducci has a credit repair and coaching business. He offers to help people rebuild their finances. To grow your credit repair business he advises you to go out in the field and meet people in credit-related industries like real estate, mortgage, the solar industry, etc. As he says: “Yes, it’s manual work. Yes, you’ll have to leave your house.” His cost is a one-time fee of $297 and then $99/month.
Robby Blanchard’s program teaches how to promote ClickBank products with Facebook ads. (Unfortunately, Facebook tends to band accounts promoting affiliate programs – sorry). Commission Hero is one payment of $997 or two payments of $597.
Passive Product Flipping
Tom Wang’s FBA Masterclass teaches you how to make money with Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) program. He uses a webinar to get you enrolled. The cost is $6,997.
Remote Sales Academy
Cole Gordon teaches you how to do telephone selling for business owners looking for clients. He says that all you need to be a remote closer is a smartphone and a little three-by-five index card with Cole’s secret script. The cost for his course is $8,400.
Twin brothers Rasmus and Christian Mikkelsen teach you how to make money publishing audiobooks on Amazon. Rasmus and Christian sell a course called Audiobook Income Academy (AIA) on their PublishingLife website. Cost is $2,000. Or you can break it up into three installments of eight hundred dollars, spaced thirty days apart.
Authority Accelerator (Sunny Lenarduzzi)
Sunny Lenarduzzi teaches how to get your first sales through cold outreach, email, direct message, and posting on Linkedin and Facebook groups. She emphasizes how important getting on the phone (or Zoom calls) is to your success. Her Authority Accelerator course is $6,000. But as of this writing, they (her sales team) will reduce it to $5000 if you order while on the “strategy session” call.
Growth Cave: (Productized Profits) – Lucas Lee-Tyson
Lucas has packaged up a course to help you sell courses. His initial success came from YouTube. He teaches you how to profit by running paid ads. Productized Profits is one payment of $1,497 or three monthly installments of $597.
Online Blueprint (Matt Graham)
It will take watching a couple of long videos to get to the price. Perhaps that’s because Matt’s program is Multi-Level Marketing. It will cost you between $3,247 – $21,847 to join. It has four levels: Gold – $3,247, Platinum – $7,447, Diamond – $14,647, and Royal – $21,847
Loan Broker Network (Phillip Smith)
Philip F Smith and Kevin Harrington have partnered to bring you Loan Broker Network. You learn how to generate leads that need loans. Their team will close the loan for you. You will run Facebook ads, email blasts, and SMS messages (which you will pay for). The cost is $2,997 but if you join within one hour of going through their funnel they reduce the price to $997.
Business Lending Blueprint Review (Oz Konar)
This program is supposed to turn regular folks into loan brokers. Challenges include getting loans for business owners with low credit scores. And you will be required to pay to run Facebook and other ads. And, with such a highly competitive industry, these ads will be expensive. Currently, there are two payment methods available for the program. The first option is to pay the entire $2,197 in one lump sum, or you can divide it into three equal monthly payments of $845. You will pay a total cost of $2,535 if you choose the second option.
Jason Fladlien – Rapid Crush (The Wholesale Formula)
Rapid Crush is a Digital Marketing Services agency that also specializes in Webinars and Business Marketing Services. The latest webinar is explaining how to work the Wholesale Formula (designed by Dan Meadors and Dylan Forst ). This is sometimes called “Reverse Wholesaling” or “Reverse Sourcing” and also known as “Affiliate Triad”. (Not sure why there are so many names). The program has you (a complete novice) contact Amazon third-party sellers (usually by phone) to help them sell more of their products on Amazon. You would also offer to purchase their products at wholesale prices and sell them back on Amazon for a profit. Although the program is trying to get you to call hundreds of Amazon third-party sellers Jason is making his money from the sale of the course. The cost is $1,200 upfront (1st month included), then $300/month (plus tax where applicable).
Codie Sanchez (Contrarian Thinking and Unconventional Acquisitions)
She is the founder of Contrarian Thinking, a media platform that teaches investing and financial independence. Codie talks about the advantages of buying “boring businesses” using seller financing, SBA loans, and equipment purchases. Codie currently has thousands of followers on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. She recently launched a venture fund called Contrarian Thinking Capital. Codie talks a lot about the boring businesses. Under this category she includes laundromats, car washes, etc. But the problems of crime and vagrancy are real with a physical business. Of course in most of her YouTube videos and interviews she brings you back to her digital businesses (newsletter and membership). Her UA Mastermlind is $1497
Our students have been able to leave the YouTube “skip ads” webinar roller coaster. Not to make light of it, but it doesn’t matter what the YouTube ad pitch is. The advertiser is making their real money with the digital product. (Usually a training course). It’s funny but most viewers don’t ask the obvious question: “If the thing they are pitching is making them so much money, why are they sharing it?” Our students now know that the real money is in the digital product. The internet is built to make you a fortune with digital commerce. The product that we advocate is a paid newsletter. To discover how our PaidLetter is changing the financial destiny of our students click here