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Review of The Fearless Momma by Tammy Montgomery – Scam System?

So I recently came across this new system called The Fearless Momma by Tammy Montgomery that can supposedly make you easy payments of $250… But can it really? That is the question.

As with any “make money online” system, it is always a good suggestion to do a little digging around and research into things before getting involved, due to all the scams that are out there.

But is this the real deal? Or is The Fearless Momma system a scam itself… Something that you should be avoiding and that is just going to be a waste of your time and money?

Well… In this review I’m going to be giving you an overview of the system and breaking it apart so you can get a good picture of what you are looking at here.


 

The Fearless Momma System Review

What probably lead you to this system was in email from someone talking about some new awesome way to make money online. You probably click the link in that email and it then eventually lead you to a short video presentation by Tammy.

In the video presentation she talks about collecting leads online that will convert into $250 payments. She even claims that you will be able to make your first $250 in the next 72 hours and that this whole system works on autopilot… Which sounds pretty darn awesome.

She goes on to say that a system like this has never been created before, but this is something I beg to differ with. There are lots of “easy money systems” out there that are incredibly similar to this. It kind-of reminds me of systems like the Wifi Wealthy System.

And the unfortunate fact is that most of the similar systems that come to mind usually don’t last all that long… They have their run but then they fade away and disappear, since they weren’t all that great of systems to begin with.

But is this different? I get that it has done wonders for Tammy, giving her the time freedom to be able to get in shape and lose 100 pounds. But let’s be real here… What we want to know is if the system will actually make us money.

When you land on the video presentation, there are supposedly three steps that you are supposed to follow…

Step 1:

This consists of just watching the short video that basically tells you what I just went over above. You are told about how the system can make you $250 payments, how you will be able to get tons of leads daily, and so on…

Step 2:

Step 2 is to claim your bonus, which is called “kick butt solo ad swipe”…

What the heck is this “kick butt solo ad swipe”?

Well… What an ad swipe is, is a short email template. Basically this is just in email template that Tammy put together that you will be able to use to recruit other leads into the system… Which you will see this is all about.

It is a short PDF file that you can download as you can see…

Step 3:

When you get to step 3 there is a video from some guy named “Timothy Berger”, and this is all about how he is making money from the system when he is sleeping and things like that…

There really isn’t much substance to this video it all.

And after going through this short series of 3 steps, you are still probably wondering what the heck you’re getting into. There isn’t really a high level overview given at this point and it may be confusing, which is why I am going to break it all down for you and explain exactly what is going on here and how it works…


 

How It Works

So she talks about these leads that she is getting and how when you entered your email address before being directed to the video, you were added to either her list, or someone else’s list. You know, remember a page like this where you had to enter your email…?

In a nutshell, what you are doing is buying into the system and then promoting the system to other people in order to get them to buy in. And of course you will be making money when you recruit others in.

A better step-by-step explanation is like this…

1) You Buy In for $250

Of course the first step is to actually buy The Fearless Momma system. This will cost you $250 and, not only will you be provided with training, but you will also get the rights to resell the system to other people… Which is the whole point.

2) You run ads

Then you will promote the system by running ads in by other marketing means. She mentions the use of solo ads at one point but doesn’t go into much detail.

With solo ads you will basically be paying someone who has an email list to send out promotional emails to all of their subscribers.

There is also some mention of running Facebook ads.

But anyways… The point is you have to run ads or promote in some way… And if you want results within 72 hours, you are more than likely going to have to run some ads and pay some money up front.

3) You send people to landing pages and collect their emails

The ads that you will run will send people to a lead capture page like the one that I showed above, where people have to enter their email address before proceeding forward. This will allow you to build your own email list so that you can bombard the heck out of them with promotional emails for The Fearless Momma system.

4) You email them promoting The Fearless Momma

Then you will proceed to bombard them with emails about this awesome new money making system… Using “add swipes” like the one that is provided to you. You know, that PDF that I showed you above.

5) You get paid $250 when other people join the system through you

And then of course when the people you are promoting this to buy into the system, you will earn $250 for each person.

The way the system is set up, you will actually be paid directly. I noticed on the order page that the payment processor is Stripe. So likely what you are going to be doing is opening a Stripe account, if you don’t already have one, and hooking it up directly to the system. This is all similar to a program I was involved with a while back called Kypron, not that it matters.


 

The Training

The training consists of seven different modules. Now I’m not going to lie to you and say that I went to the training, because I didn’t. But, from the outside this is the information I could gather from these different training modules, which really isn’t all that much…

  • Module 1

    • This module mostly focuses on mindset. It’s all about getting in the right mindset to set yourself up for success.
  • Module 2
    • This also seems to be focused a lot on mindset as well as creating an environment around you that doesn’t bring you down and lessen your chances of success.
  • Module 3
    • Here there is a focus on creating a set schedule for putting in the work on this.
    • This is something I strongly believe in if you are wanting to make it. If you don’t have some sort of schedule you will likely fade away and give up.
  • Module 4
    • It looks like you learn a bit about how the processing of payments works in this one.
  • Module 5
    • This is all about being prepared for when something bad happens, such as if a payment account gets shut down.
    • It’s about learning new skills that you will never lose.
  • Module 6
    • She mentions talk about some “secret income weapon” that only a few people know about.
  • Module 7
    • Here you learn how to set up the sales process and go about daily operations with this system.

In addition to the modules, there is also bonus material given.

One thing that I did notice about the training is that there seems to be a lot of extra stuff mixed in… Good information about lots of aspects of running an online business that you might not think about. It is not just step 1) you do this, step 2) you do that, step 3) and this… type of deal. This is nice to see because it shows that the creators aren’t just trying to get by with providing the bare minimum.


The Problems This Has

Right now you might be thinking that this sounds pretty awesome… All you have to do is promote the system that has already been put in place and you can start receiving $250 payments. However, it isn’t all that awesome and I will explain why…

Oversaturation

the first problem that this has is oversaturation. This system is going to be creating an army of people that are also promoting the system… And there’s going to be a snowball effect where a bunch of people are promoting this same system to no end. To make matters even worse, many of the people are going to be using the premade email templates that are provided and it is just going to become incredibly oversaturated.

This is a problem you often see with systems like this.

Reliance on the System

Another problem that I see is that people are going to be too reliant on the system to make money. Sure, you can buy into this, promote it, and make money… But what happens when the system goes away? Then what? The problem is you didn’t learn all that much because it was basically just a “plug and play quote type of system. Sure, you learned some things about advertising and whatnot, but really not all that much.

Provides Little Value

And the last problem that I want to discuss, not that is the last problem areas, is that this system really doesn’t provide all that much value. Just think about it… The goal here is to make money by selling a system to people with the sales pitch of telling them that they can also make money with this system… And then they are going to go out and promote the system as a way to make money. It is just one big massive scheme cycle.

Sure… There will be things that you learn, as I just mentioned, that you will be able to apply to other online businesses, but you just really aren’t getting all that much here.


 

It’s Not a MLM or Pyramid Scheme, But It Is Similar In a Way

If you are familiar with MLM’s and pyramid schemes, then you know that this is definitely not one of them. However, it is similar to many different MLM’s and pyramid schemes in a way.

What the heck do I mean?

Will what I am talking about here is that this system is all about recruitment. You buy in, and then your goal is to make money by recruiting others in. This is a big similarity to many of the MLM’s out there and just about every pyramid scheme out there.


Conclusion – Scam?

I definitely am not going to call The Fearless Momma system a scam… Well… Because I don’t think it is a scam. However, this is just not a system that I would personally recommend getting involved with, because I myself would definitely not get involved with it.

While I do think that Tammy, and anyone else who helped create this system, are really trying to help people make money online, this just isn’t the best way to go about doing it in my opinion. This just seems like another good case of a shortcut or an “easy way out”… That is promoted as some super easy way to make money online, and while that may be true to some extent, there are a lot of downsides because of that.

In addition, systems like this are never as easy as they seem and if you think you’re just going to buy into the system, start promoting it, and the money is just going to start flowing in… Well, you are in for a rude awakening. I have been involved in online marketing since 2015 and make a living online… It is never as simple as it seems.

 

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my short review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 And if you want to check out my personal recommendation for beginners looking to make money online, I highly suggest taking a look at the post on how I went from $0 to over $6,000 a month online

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Jobs Review – Worth Your Time or Not?

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Jobs ReviewBrainfuse is an online tutoring company that provides an opportunity to make money remotely online. But are Brainfuse online tutoring jobs  worth your time? Is the pay any good and are you going to be able to get good hours? What is the job like… Easy, hard, not worth it?

These are all questions that need to be answered beforehand and I intend to help you answer them. In this review of Brainfuse tutoring jobs I will be going over the application process, requirements, what the job is like, the pay, work schedule, top complaints and more.

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Jobs Review

As mentioned, Brainfuse provides an online tutoring service. Basically what they do is provide the platform between students and tutors. If you apply to be a tutor and get accepted, you will be able to set your hours and they will match you up with students.

The job mostly consists of reviewing and editing academic papers, so if this is something you think you would be okay with and keep reading. If not, you might want to look for a different opportunity.

Overall the Brainfuse tutoring opportunity is not all that bad, but not really all that great either. I have reviewed a fair number of different tutoring services out there, such as TutorVista, and then many ESL focused tutoring services like VIP Kid, LearnTalk, and DadaABC, so I do have other tutoring places to compare this to.

Brainfuse gets a lot of bad reviews from present and past tutors, which I will talk about in the complaint section of this review.

The Application Process

The application process is pretty simple. First you have to send them your resume (to jobs@brainfuse.com) and if they like what they see they will send you a registration code to continue the process.

You will then begin training and if you get through it you will be brought on board. From what I have read from others (on sites like Glassdoor) there really isn’t much training at all. Basically it consists of you reading a few handouts and it doesn’t really provide you with all that much instruction or information. You have to figure out how to do things on your own to a large extent.

Requirements For The Job

All tutors are required to have a four-year college degree. It doesn’t matter what your degree is in, although teaching would be preferred. It is also preferred that you have experience tutoring or teaching, as this will give you an edge up when it comes to getting hired, but this is also not required.

Before being hired they will also run a background check on you and check references which you will have to supply them with.

Equipment

You just need to have a reliable computer and high-speed Internet. If you don’t have these then the job is not going to be worth it for you. Not only would be a hassle for you, but you will also probably get complaints and eventually fired.

What The Job Is Like

One of the best aspects of a job like this is that you to work from your home and set your own schedule. You will be able to set your availability and they will schedule you with one-on-one tutoring sessions. However, you will often get multiple students thrown at you at the same time, which means bouncing back and forth between different students on different subjects which can be a challenge.

The Instant Access feature of the program allows students to login and receive tutoring help whenever they want to. There is no need for a prescheduled session here. You can also login and pick up tutoring sessions if there are any available. This is all based on supply versus demand so sometimes it may be easy to pick up some extra sessions whereas other times you might not be able to.

You will be able to communicate through an interactive whiteboard, as most online tutoring services provide

.

As I mentioned earlier, this job largely consists of reviewing and editing papers. Many of the papers you will be checking will be completely disastrous because many students are ESL students. The problem here is that you have a limited time to review and edit these papers… 35 minutes, which can be a struggle at times.

What Is The Pay Like?

There our sources saying that you will get paid $10 per tutoring session, which usually lasts around an hour, and $7 if the student doesn’t show up, but these numbers are questionable. I have seen other people talking about receiving $6 for each reviewed/edited academic paper, which you have 35 minutes to get through.

There really isn’t all that much information about this job so I can’t give you any good numbers here. However, what I can say is that there are a lot of people complaining about the low pay. Also, most people tell you that this is not a good opportunity if you are looking to make full-time money. It is best looked at as an extra income opportunity.

*As a tutor you will get paid every two weeks via direct deposit or check by mail.

Work Schedule

The work schedule is what draws many people to the job. It is very flexible because you can set your own hours… At least to some extent. The reason I say “to some extent” is because, while you can set your own hours, you are going to want to. Of course you want to be available when students are looking for tutoring. If your availability is from 4 AM to 6 AM then you aren’t going to do very well… Students just aren’t up at that time looking for tutoring help.

Complaints

The complaints below are worth mentioning because I have come across them multiple times from multiple different people. These mostly come from research and reading independent tutor reviews from sites like Indeed and Glassdoor.

Lack of Training

You well received very little training for this job and will be expected to either know what you are doing, or figure things out for yourself. It will be better if you were provided with more guidance because then you would be less likely to get complaints for doing things wrong.

Communication Issues

Apparently there are some pretty major communication issues with this company. As a tutor you will often get negative feedback from your tutoring sessions and you will be informed of this, but will be left with no idea on what you should be doing to correct it. Also, there is no way for tutors to talk to management or those higher up.

Overload 

Sometimes they expect you to be a machine. They overload you with students and give you more work than you should have to handle. Additionally, you don’t get paid extra when you have more than one student which is a bummer.

Students Can Be Rude

This just comes with the territory and you will find this as a complaint for pretty much any online tutoring service. Students can be rude, lazy, and expect you to do pretty much everything for them. They also have too much power because they can complain about anything and get you in trouble, or even potentially fired.

The Work Is Seasonal 

One thing that you have to realize if you are going to apply to be a tutor here is that the work is seasonal. When summer time rolls around and school lets out, there isn’t going to be much of any work and this goes from what might be a decent opportunity to a lousy opportunity.

Final Thoughts – Good Opportunity or Not?

There are a fair number of complaints about the tutoring opportunity that Brainfuse offers. Tutors seem to feel overworked and treated like they are disposable, which no one wants. There are a lot of people complaining about the pay, but from what I have seen it can be decent at times. Overal this opportunity is definitely best looked at as a way to make some supplemental income and shouldn’t be relied on as a main job. While it may be possible to earn a full-time income tutoring here, there will be very few people that are going to be able to achieve this.

But anyways… If you like helping people out, don’t mind dealing with students who think they rolled the world, and think you will be able to get through her reviewing/editing papers that may be pretty horribly written, then this opportunity might be something worth pursuing further… As long as you are only looking for supplemental income opportunity.

Something else you may be interested in, since you are looking for a way to make money online on your own schedule, is how I make a living working online. I started working online back in 2015, starting from nothing and eventually making enough to live off of, which I currently do. I’m not going to get into all the specifics here, but you can click the button below to read about what exactly I do, how it all works, and how others can get started doing the same.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also, if you have your own personal review of Brainfuse I would appreciate it if you left that down below as well.

Is Rapidworkers a Scam? -What You Should Know

RapidWorkers scam

It is true that at RapidWorkers you can make easy money online, but is the money that you could potentially make even worth your time? And does this place actually pay as their supposed to? Or is RapidWorkers just a scam that is going to be a ripoff and waste of your time?

In this review I’ll be going over what you need to know before deciding whether or not RapidWorkers is a good choice for you. There are definitely some downsides to it, and in my opinion is a waste of time, by for some people it might be worth it. It just all depends on your situation and what type of income opportunity you are looking for.

RapidWorkers Review

RapidWorkers (at rapidworkers.com) is what you call a crowdsource service. People can go on this site, create employer accounts, and then post simple tasks that they want completed and are willing to pay people to complete. The type of tasks you will find posted on this site are extremely simple and quick. There what you call “micro-tasks”.

If you have ever heard of the websites MTurk, Microworkers, and Picoworkers then you probably know what you’re getting into. These are all micro-tasks type sites where people post simple jobs.

And of course where you come into play is when it comes to completing the job. You complete the job and you get paid. RapidWorkers simply provides the platform between the employer and the worker.

How It Works

It is all pretty simple and straightforward. After you create an account you will be able to browse through the available jobs and selects which job you want to complete. You will be able to sort the jobs based on payment, estimated time to complete, job name, and what countries they are available in.

So you will pick a job, complete it, submit proof of your completed works to the employer (which you would do through the platform), and then wait to get paid. Hopefully the employer well take a look at your completed work and released the money to you quickly, but if not the completed task will be automatically approved after six days. Of course unless the completed task is disapproved.

Types of Jobs Available

As you can see from the image above, there are all sorts of different types of tasks you can complete. Some others that you may see that are not shown above include…

  • Like a Youtube video
  • Download a file
  • Subscribe to a Youtube channel
  • Like a Facebook post
  • Write a fake review on Amazon
  • Visit a website
  • Download and review an app
  • Comment on a Youtube video
  • Create a Gmail account for someone
  • Enter a contest

There is really no telling what type of jobs you will find. I mean you will always find jobs for writing a review on Amazon, visiting some website, and things like that, but you also might find some rather strange jobs. For example in the image shown above you can see one of the available jobs is to sign up for in adult WebCam website.

 

How Much Will You Make?

Just as the different types of jobs vary greatly, so does the pay. Based on what I have seen you can earn anywhere from $0.02 to $2, but the large majority of tasks are going to be paying on the lower end, by far. If you see an opportunity to make two dollars for one task, this is rare and you might want to take it.

The amount that you can make also depends a lot on where you live. If you live in the US, UK, NZ, and some of the other more developed countries then you are going to be able to get more high-paying tasks.

But even in a good case, and a good scenario, I don’t think you can expect to earn any more than 1 – 3 dollars per hour.

You should also be aware that there is a ridiculous 6% fee when you withdraw via PayPal. PayPal is the payment service that they use, which is great and all, however… This is going to be a problem for some people because I believe that PayPal is not available in all countries.

*You will also need a minimum balance of eight dollars in your account before you can withdraw.

Beware Of Scams

If you do create an account on this website and go about looking for jobs to complete, be careful… There are some scams out there that you don’t want to fall victim to.

Some of the scams that I write about include jobs that require you to download some file. Some of them will tell you to download the file but won’t really tell you anything about it. This can be dangerous because you don’t know what you’re downloading and it could be a virus that you don’t want.

I have also heard someone talk about jobs that were completely misleading and required you to purchase something.

Scams are just part of the territory when it comes to micro-job websites like this. RapidWorkers obviously does not do all that great of a job at filtering out the scams, so you just need to know what to look out for.

Why I Don’t Like Sites Like This

There are several reasons why I really do not care for websites like this. First of all, they obviously pay extremely little. I mean it is nice and all that you are able to complete these micro-tasks whenever you want to and you can do these jobs from the comfort of your computer, but the pay is definitely not for everyone.

Second… Writing fake Amazon reviews is a very common job that is posted on the site. This I do not like. Why don’t like this does not have to do with the pay… It has to do with being unethical.

I use Amazon all the time and I know there are a lot of fake reviews out there. That said, I always read reviews before purchasing something and seeing operations like this just makes me trust them last and last. Is anything online actually truthful anymore? Seriously… These people selling on Amazon should just message their buyers to leave reviews so that they get legitimate reviews… Not people who have never tried these products in their life.

Complaints

Low Pay

As I already went over, you definitely cannot expect to make much here. This is why the majority of people are probably going to find this site as being a waste of time.

Mistreated Workers

I’ve heard about workers being mistreated by employers… As in not being paid when they should be. You will commonly see this on micro-job -type websites. Sometimes employers will post jobs, you will complete the job in its entirety and submit proof, and they will disapprove it for a stupid reason.

You are able to submit a form detailing your problem to the support at RapidWorkers, and you might get help, but from what I have heard the support is and all that great.

Final Thoughts – Worth Your Time?

Are you looking to make significant money in your spare time online? And this is definitely not for you. Are you looking to make a little bit of extra pocket change in your spare time online? Then this might be something that is a good fit. That said, if you are looking to earn just a little bit of extra pocket change in your spare time then there are a lot of different options available to you. You may even want to check out sites like FusionCash where you can get paid to take surveys, complete offers, etc.

Something Else You Might Be Interested In

Something else you might be interested in is making money online like I do. You can read all about how I make money online here and how you can get started doing the same. The reason I think you might be interested is because what I do is also something that can be done in your spare time. I work in my own schedule and the upside to it all is that I make a heck of a lot more than I ever could on a micro job website like RapidWorkers.

Questions or comments? Please leave them down below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also please leave reviews down below if you have experience working through RapidWorkers. Did you are do you like it?

K Money Mastery – Scam or Good Way To Make Money Online? [Review]

K Money Mastery Scam

K Money Mastery it is often promoted online as a way to make a six figure income on autopilot. But is this program really as great as people are saying it is or is it just going to leave you with less money and less time in the long run? Is K Money Mastery just another scam that you should be avoiding?

In this review I’ll be going over all you need to know before deciding whether or not this program is right for you. I’ll do a basic overview, go over the training, the work required, whether or not it is still a good way to make money online, the cost, what I like about it and more.

K Money Mastery Review

  • Website: Click Here!
  • Creator: Stefan James Pylarinos
  • Price $97
  • Recommended?: Yes

K Money Mastery is the creation of a guy named Stefan James Pylarinos. He has been in the online space for a while now and has a fairly popular YouTube channel as well as a popular website called projectlifemastery.com. Right off the bat I will tell you that I like this guy. He is not one of the many crooked salesmen that you often see in the online world. He puts out good products that he really puts his time and effort into creating.

That said… as with everything online, the promotional material used to market K Money Mastery (I’ll be calling it KMM for short) can be somewhat misleading. For example he tells you that you can get started making money with Kindle today, which is true… You can get started today… With the training. But you want be making any money today, that is for sure. There is also a lot of talk about being able to make money on autopilot, which is true…but again, this will take a good bit of work to actually get to that point.

But anyways, KMM is a good program overall. It is definitely no scam like Kindle Sniper. Right now the program is the 2.0 version, which is an updated version, and features 21 lessons total from start to finish. It takes you from knowing nothing at all about Kindle publishing to having your own Kindle book out there selling like wildfire… At least that is the plan.

The Training

The training consists of a bunch of video tutorials along with PDFs to accompany them. There are 21 lessons total and each builds on the last. It is a very thorough training guide that takes you through every step of the process… Overall very well laid out and easy to follow even for people who know absolutely nothing about this stuff when starting.

Just to give you an example of what you are looking at here, the first eight lessons include…

  • 1 – Finding A Profitable Niche
  • 2 – Keyword Research
  • 3 – Creating A Title That Sells
  • 4 – Design A Cover That Sells
  • 5 – Kindle Book Creation
  • 6 – Preparing Your Book For Publishing
  • 7 – Creating A KDP Account
  • 8 – Publishing Your Book On Kindle

And that is just a snippet of the training. There is a bunch more on everything from getting Amazon reviews and how to deal with the bad reviews, promoting your Kindle book on Twitter and Facebook, improving your rankings, scaling, and all sorts of stuff.

This training is by no means lacking.

The Work Required

Before actually buying into a program like this it is important to have an idea of the work involved to so that you don’t spend a bunch of time only to quit later on because it is too hard.

There is a fair amount of work involved in creating and publishing a Kindle book like this, along with getting reviews, promoting it, etc. However… don’t think that you are going to have to become an author. You don’t have to write a book for yourself and in the training Stefan goes over the process of hiring a ghostwriter and even provides templates that you can use for agreements.

He suggests that you outsource your first Kindle book and he also suggests 5000 words, which really is not all that much. If you really wanted to you could easily write a book of 5000 words in one day, provided that you have already done the research required.

Is This Still a Good Way to Make Money Online?

Publishing Kindle books can definitely still be a very profitable online business. That said… There is no doubt that it is getting more difficult to profit in this market due to increased competition. It seems that there are tons of people trying to put out Kindle books these days and this makes it a lot more difficult.

It is still definitely a legitimate and possible way to make money though.

KD Spy Tool

One thing that is nice about the KMM program is that you are also provided with some tools to help you out and increase your chances for success in this industry. One of the tools is the KD Spy Tool. This tool allows you to spy on your competition and see things like estimated sales, estimated revenue, price, length of book, and a few other metrics when it comes to other Kindle books that you are going to be possibly competing with.

The Cost

The price is a $97 one time charge, which I think is definitely a fair price considering what you are getting.

And if you are on the sales page and slide your mouse up to exit the page, a pop-up will appear that says you can try it out for only seven dollars as you can see year…

This $7 offer allows you to test it out for one week while only paying $7 and then go from there.

There is also a Full Disclosure Membership that costs $67 per month. This gives you access to training that is updated regularly and is something that you can purchase whenever you wish to, if you actually want to. You are by no means forced into this although there is a good chance you will end up buying into it. The Full Disclosure Membership provides additional training on related paths of revenue and gives you access to the Facebook mastermind group which is a very helpful and easy way to get support from other members who are also doing what you are doing.

What I Like About It

What I like most about K Money Mastery is the fact that it is actually a good quality product that people can actually use to potentially make good money selling Kindle books. Stefan is one of the better online marketers out there that really puts effort into making good quality products.

Also, what you learn from K Money Mastery is more than just publishing and selling Kindle books. You learn a lot of online marketing fundamentals that can carry over into many different forms of online marketing. Outsourcing, find a niche, keyword research… These are all things, just to name a few, that can be applied to various online business models.

Final Thoughts – Good Opportunity?

Have you ever wanted to publish your own Kindle book but just never knew where to start? Then this would be a good option for you. There are different routes you can take within the training. As I mentioned, it is suggested that you outsource your Kindle book writing to make it easier on yourself, but this is definitely not something that you absolutely have to do.

If you do end up buying into this program just make sure that you know this is definitely not for someone looking for an extremely easy route. Making money online legitimately always takes real work in real time… There is no way around this. If you are looking for a way to make a bunch of money super fast, then this is not for you. I know Stefan talks about being able to get started with this program and make money in a very short period of time, which may be he is able to do, but for the majority of people out there who have no experience at all, this is going to be extremely unrealistic.

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So anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and if you are interested in buying K Money Mastery you can click the link above.

Something else that you may want to consider if publishing books on Kindle is something you are unsure of is how I make a living online. Basically what I do is promote other people’s products online and earn commissions, which is called affiliate marketing. I got started doing this in 2015 and now make a living off of it. You can read about what exactly I do, how it all works, and how you can get started doing the same by clicking the button below:

Is the Amazon Associates Program a Scam? – What To Know Before Joining

Is Amazon Associates a Scam

The Amazon Associates program is the largest affiliate program out there, but is it any good? Is it worth your time or is the Amazon Associates program a scam that is just going to be something that you work hard at to only be rewarded with pocket change?

I have been a member of Amazon Associates for a couple years now, as well as an affiliate of a few other programs out there. I’ve gone to know the program well and because of this have decided to write this review to help out other people looking to potentially join.

As of now I am only using Amazon Associates as somewhat of a last resort. Why? Well… Because as you will see in this review, it really is and all that great of a program.

Amazon Associates Program Review

The Amazon Associates program is their affiliate marketing program. Since you are reading this review and looking into it, I’m guessing you already are well aware of what affiliate marketing is, but if not here’s how it works…

Affiliate marketing is when you market products online by promoting affiliate links. When people click these links they are directed to the sellers website, in this case Amazon, where they can purchase the product. If they purchase the product you then get paid a commission on the final sale because you are the one who referred them there in the first place.

Just about every business has their own affiliate program now… Walmart, Best Buy, JCPenney’s, as well as small retailers. Affiliate marketing is beneficial for both parties, the seller in the affiliate. For the affiliate it is obvious… You get paid for promoting products. And for the seller it is also obvious because affiliate programs bring about an army of affiliates going out and promoting products, helping make sales.

But anyways… Amazon’s affiliate marketing program is the biggest out there and is used by many people. However, a lot of people that join end up quitting because of the downsides to this program.

The Downsides

The Commissions Suck

The commissions that Amazon pays are really low. They have always been low and recently they have made them even more low, which is why I am using Amazon less and less.

Below you can see their fixed standard program fee rates (they called their commissions “fees”) , which are the commission rates paid out per category of products you are promoting. As you can see the chart is absolutely horrific. The most you can earn is 10% and that comes from fashion products. If you are thinking about selling a video games or gaming consoles then you will have to settle for a 1% commission… Which is a joke.

In the screenshot below you can see that I earned an average of 5.8% commissions over the last 30 days (at the time of this screenshot). This comes from selling a variety of different products from multiple websites that I have. Pretty crappy and disappointing. I helped bring and over $1000 in sales and ended up making a measly $62…

Only 24 Hour Cookies

Not only are the commissions a joke, but Amazon also only offers 24 hour cookies.

What the heck is a cookie? A cookie is a little snippet of data that is sent from a website and stored in a user’s browser. Basically it is like a little tracking code that Amazon puts in people’s browser is when they come to Amazon.com.

This tracking code is then stored in their browser for 24 hours so if they leave the website and come back later to make the purchase, you can still get credit for referring them as long as it was within 24 hours of the initial visit.

Now this may sound pretty good, but in reality it is not… Certainly not when compared to other affiliate programs. There are other affiliate programs out there that have weeklong, month-long, or even lifetime cookies. The longer the better because that just gives you more of a chance of earning some commissions.

Amazon of course wants to pay affiliates as little as possible, so 24 hour cookies is all the offer

Can’t Use Email Marketing

When I say you can’t use email marketing, I don’t mean that you can’t use it at all, I just mean that you can use it as effectively as I wish you could.

Something that I found out recently is that you can’t use referral links in emails. If you are to use email marketing to promote products on Amazon, you would first have to refer them to your website and then refer them to Amazon from there. This just creates an extra step and is going to ultimately lead to less conversions.

The Upsides

Okay… Sounds pretty bad so far. Are there any upsides to using the Amazon Associates program? Or is this is a program that everyone should be avoiding at all costs?

The truth is that there are a few upsides, some of which often go unnoticed. If you upsides that are worth mentioning include…

Good Conversion Rate

Amazon’s conversion rate is about as good as it gets. People trust Amazon because everyone knows about it and the site is laid out in a way to maximize sales.

I have actually seen increases in conversions firsthand one switching from another affiliate program to Amazon. At the time is promoting a health supplement through another affiliate program that really wasn’t converting all that well. I was using the affiliate program because they paid out high commissions, but the website just wasn’t all that great and not many people would buy after I referred them. I then switched over to promoting a similar product on Amazon and instantly saw a decent increase in conversions. Nothing else changed… Just me switching from one affiliate program to Amazon.

This is something that doesn’t get talked about much. The trust that people have for Amazon goes a long way.

Cross-sells

As mentioned, the way Amazon’s website is laid out is not just random. Much thought and testing has went into this. It is laid out to maximize conversions and one of the ways they do this is by cross-selling.

You know when you are buying something on Amazon and it says something like “frequently bought together” and then it will show you a bunch of related products? Yeah… Well this is how they get a lot of people to purchase more than they were intending to in the first place.

Below I looked up dog toys, clicked on the famous Dog Kong, and you can see what they are trying to cross-sell me on.

The good thing about the affiliate program is that you earn commissions on your referrals purchases as a whole. So if you refer someone to buy a dog toy and they end up buying the dog toy along with a computer, you will also earn commissions from the computer. In fact, they don’t even have to purchase the product you originally referred them to purchase.

Loads of Products

Amazon has somewhere around 450 million to 500 million products in the US alone. This is an absolutely massive selection and this is the reason they are the biggest e-commerce store in the world.

This immense product selection has a lot of upsides. First off, this is good for the cross-selling I just talked about above. Because I have so many products, they have many closely related products that they can cross-sell effectively. Second, as an affiliate marketer you can always find something to promote on Amazon. If you are looking to promote a product and can’t find in affiliate program for that product elsewhere, you are bound to be able to find the product on Amazon, which means you can promote it.

Getting Paid

As in Amazon associate you will get paid via direct deposit. Upon signing up you will submit your bank account information so that they can make these deposits.

The direct deposits are given out monthly, but you will have to reach a minimum threshold in order to actually get your deposit, which I believe is $20.

Scam or Not?

The Amazon Associates program is definitely not a scam… Just in affiliate program with a lot of downsides, that’s all. They do pay and you really can make money with them.

That said, many people calling it a scam are doing so because they have had their accounts banned, for what they consider little to no reason. I do know that Amazon is rather harsh when it comes to banning people’s accounts. They think nothing of closing someone’s account was making a living with the Associates program. You could be making $5000 a month and then the next day have your account closed in making $0 a month. (very few people make this much by the way)

Final Thoughts – Good Opportunity or Not?

As a full-time affiliate marketer I think that everyone should be a member of the Amazon Associates program, but I do not think that you should use this program all that much. As I mentioned throughout this review, I use Amazon Associates as somewhat of a last resort. What I mean by this is that if I’m trying to promote a product and can’t find elsewhere, I will just find on Amazon and use my affiliate link from there.

The Amazon affiliate program is a good backup to have in your arsenal because you can find any product to promote there. But other than that, I would avoid it. I would always suggest first looking for a higher paying affiliate program elsewhere. Sure, being affiliate of Amazon does have its upsides such as the high conversion rate and cross sells that I talked about above, but this does not make up for the incredibly low commission rates and the crappy 24 hour cookies.

So if there is one thing you should take away from this review it is to look for other affiliate programs before using Amazon. There are much better out there.

Recommendation From a Full-Time Affiliate Marketer

I started out affiliate marketing back in 2015. And I know that it can be quite a hassle finding the right way to do things. There’s a lot of information out there and finding a good solid path to take that actually works can be tricky.

My advice to any beginners out there would be to start out at Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate is in affiliate marketing training program that provides step-by-step training for making Money with affiliate marketing (duh). And not only does it provide training but also provides the tools needed, such as 2 free websites, for this type of online business.

I have been a member since late 2015 and now, as I said, I make a living doing this stuff which goes to show that it does work. But anyways… You can click the button below to read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate to learn more…

By the way, Wealthy Affiliate offers a free starter membership which is nice because it allows you to get some training for free and test out the program without any risk.

I hope you enjoyed my review of Amazon Associates. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. Also, if you are a member of Amazon Associates and would like to leave your own review, you can also do that below. I am sure other readers would appreciate that 🙂

Is InteleTravel a Scam? – What You Should Know

InteleTravel ScamInteleTravel claims to offer the best rates for travel along with a lucrative home-based travel agent business opportunity, but are things really as great as they seem? Would it be worthwhile to get involved with InteleTravel or is this just another scam that you should probably avoid?

In this review I’ll be going over what InteleTravel has to offer and will be focusing mostly on the travel agent home-based business opportunity, which seems to get a lot of the attention because it is so heavily marketed. Whether you are looking to book travel through an agent or were looking to become an agent yourself, you’re going to want to take the time to read over this review before moving forward.

InteleTravel Review

The company was originally founded in 1992 and claims to be the original home-based travel agency. According to their website they claim to be the first of their kind to offer such an opportunity that anyone can join, regardless of education level, certifications, etc. However, based on my research I found in older travel company called Your Travel Biz, which also provided a home-based travel agent business opportunity, that basically got shut down for being a pyramid scheme. The funny thing is that some people claim InteleTravel is the new and improved Your Travel Biz.

But anyways… The benefits of becoming a travel agent include being able to earn commissions on trips that you book for yourself or other people as well as being able to earn commissions by recruiting in new travel agents.

The Cost to Become a Travel Agent

The cost to become a travel agent is $179.99 plus $39.95 per month (at the time of me writing this), however I have seen other people talking about the initial fee being $199.99 plus the monthly fee. So this may be subject to some change.

With that fee you get access to educational tolls, webinars, conference calls, live events and more. You also get the following so that you can run your home-based travel business effectively…

  • Free, personalized website
  • Customizable newsletters
  • Booking tools
  • Stationary
  • Business cards
  • Email marketing program

If you end up buying into this is a travel agent and within 30 days you are not satisfied, they do offer a money back guarantee. Also, if in the first year you don’t earn or save more than you paid in fees within that year, they will refund you the difference. What least this is what they tell you

How Much Will You Make?

The amount you will make depends greatly on what type of travel you are booking for other people. As a travel agent you will start out getting paid 70% of the commissions that are paid out and InteleTravel will keep the other 30%. However, you have the potential to increase your earnings to 80% commissions.

Based on what I have read this equals out to be about 14 to 28% of what the person is purchasing.

In addition to being able to earn commissions from trips that you book through your personal website, you can also learn by referring others to become travel agents. There really is not much information on this at all but based on what I have found you are in a flat $100 for every travel agent you recruit in.

Contrary to what many people are calling this, this is not a MLM business. You only get paid for your own recruits as far as I know. You can’t recruit in a massive team and earn commissions from a large pyramid -like structure, which is how MLM’s operate. That said… There is a MLM side to this business, which I know makes no sense based on what I just said. But I will go over this shortly.

Are Their Travel Prices Any Good?

Whether you are looking to become a travel agent or you are just reading this because you are approached by a travel agent who wanted to book your trip for you, knowing whether or not InteleTravel’s travel prices or any good is important. If you become a travel agent of course you want to be selling good priced travel and if you are just looking to travel of course you want to pay as little as possible.

They claim to have a price match guarantee, where they will match the travel deals found elsewhere, however I do not know how true this actually is because I have read reviews about this place’s prices being bad compared to what you can find on your own. If you do some research online you will find other people saying that they found much better deals on popular sites like Expedia, Travelocity, etc.

The MLM Side of It

There is a company called PlanNet Marketing that is partnered with InteleTravel and offers a MLM opportunity to this whole home-based travel agent thing. It as a bit confusing but basically PlanNet Marketing it is a MLM marketing company that has their own little compensation plan based on recruiting in new travel agents.

So InteleTravel is not a MLM themselves, it is the PlanNet Marketing company that they are partnered with that is the MLM part of it all.

When you look around online you will see many people claiming that InteleTravel is a pyramid scheme, a Ponzi scheme, whatever, when in reality is far from that. InteleTravel itself only gives travel agents the ability to earn via commissions from travel sales and from personal travel agent recruits. There are not multiple levels and the compensation plan does not resemble a pyramid scheme in any way.

It is the PlanNet Marketing side of it all that as the whole “pyramid scheme” controversy to the equation. And if you are interested in knowing more about this and what I think about the opportunity that PlanNet Marketing offers, you can read a separate review I wrote about it here.

Is Being a Travel Agent Really Worth It

Everyone promotes this home-based travel agent opportunity is the greatest thing ever, but is it really? Of course the people that are promoting this opportunity or doing so to earn commissions when they recruit you in. Maybe they are just travel agents for InteleTravel or maybe they are travel agents for InteleTravel and work with PlanNet Marketing to participate in the MLM side of it… Either way, they are earning money off of recruiting you in.

Based on what I have found this opportunity is definitely overhyped and not nearly as good as it seems. It is not the incredible money earner that people claim it is and I do not see ever being such.

The reality is that being a travel agent isn’t the incredible opportunity that it once was. In the new age of the Internet, with sites like Travelocity, Expedia, etc., most people just hop online and easily book their travel on their own. It is very easy to get on Google and find the best travel deals. There is no need to deal with a travel agent, which is just another hassle that not many people want to deal with.

If you couple the fact that dealing with a travel agent is an extra hassle with the fact that InteleTravel doesn’t offer travel prices that are anything special, you can see that this business really doesn’t have much room to excel. These types of jobs are dying off for good reason.

Scam or Not?

I definitely do not consider InteleTravel to be a scam. You can get some good travel deals through them (although nothing special) and you can make potentially good money as a travel agent for them, it’s just that the whole opportunity is a little bit overhyped in my opinion. But I guess this is just the way marketing works… Every business tries to make their products, services, opportunities seem amazing and better than they really are.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found at least somewhat helpful. You can book through an InteleTravel agent if you want to or become one yourself, it is just not something that I am much of a fan of. But of course this is just my opinion.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Is Working as a Search Engine Evaluator for iSoftstone a Scam? – [Review]

Is iSoftStone a Scam

If you are looking to make some money online in your spare time as a search engine evaluator then iSoftstone is one of the options you have. But is it worth it to work for this place? Or is iSoftstone a scam in one way or another? And if it is not a scam will it be worth the time you put into it?

These are all important questions that should be answered before applying to a job like this and in this review I’ll be answering them the best I can. I will be going over a little bit about the company, what you will be doing as a search engine evaluator, the pay, the work schedule, eligibility, downsides to the job, and ultimately whether or not I think is worth anyone’s time.

And by the way this isn’t a position that is always open but they will open it up as needed, which might be fairly often. I’m assuming that you are reading this probably because there is opening, but anyways… Just wanted to make sure you know.

About iSoftstone

The iSoftStone company was founded in 2001 and is based in China but also has offices in the US. The purpose of this company is to provide IT services for clients, which cover a broad range of things.

The job of a search engine evaluator is one of many different jobs associated with this business. It is a job I see many people asking about because it provides a nice flexible income and it is a job that is rather easy to get… Meaning there are not many qualifications.

Working as a Search Engine Evaluator

Some of the upsides to working as a search engine evaluator at iSoftstone included…

  • Good pay (arguable)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Easy work

But what exactly does a search engine evaluator do? It is important that you understand this before you go out and apply for a job as one.

Well… The job is pretty simple. Basically what you will be doing is evaluating search results in making sure that things are relevant.

For example: if someone searches for baseball bats you obviously don’t want your golf clubs to appear in the search results. Now this is an extreme example and likely would not happen, but I am just saying this to make a point. A more realistic example would be that someone searches for a computer mouse and one of the search results is for a mouse of the animal kingdom… Which is what you would not want to.

Th search engines are getting better all the time at ranking content but they still do make mistakes from time to time and need a human brain to help them out. Believe it or not… The human brain does still have its well-deserved place in modern society.

As for the pay some people will tell you it is good in others will tell you it is too low. That said, there really isn’t much information on the salaries paid to search engine evaluators who work at iSoftstone. This is because they require workers to sign a nondisclosure agreement, or NDA, when they are hired. However I was able to do some digging around in find that most people seem to be making around $12 or $13 an hour.

Think what you want, but I think that $12-$13 per hour is a pretty decent wage considering the job you are doing.

As a search engine evaluator you will be paid at the end of each month via direct deposit.

Schedule Flexibility

One of the great parts of this job is that you can work whenever you want to, as long as you work a certain number of hours per week.

What you have to do is work more than 10 hours but not more than 25 hours.

And you can work these hours in the middle of the night if you would want to.

Are You Eligible?

In order to be eligible for this position you need to be at least 18 years old and a US resident. There is no need for any degrees, certifications, or anything like that. As long as you pass their tests then you are qualified.

As far as equipment goes you will need a Windows computer and a good Internet connection.

Downsides To The Job

And of course there are always downsides… No matter how good a job as there will always be some downsides. For the job of a search engine evaluator, there are quite a bit of possible downsides, but some people might consider some of these upsides. It is all how you look at them.

Inconsistant Work

The work is inconsistent. There is not always a steady supply so it’s not like you can count on a certain number of hours each week. This is why I would only recommend this type of job for someone looking to make supplemental income. It is not something that one should be relying on.

Going along with this I also stated that they have a limit on the number of hours that you are able to work per week. You can only work 25 hours max… Which means that you won’t even be able to come close to possibly earning a full time income with this.

Boring

Something I don’t see too many people complaining about, but I think it is worth mentioning is that it is boring working as a search engine evaluator. This just comes with the territory and should be expected. I’ll see why anyone would get excited over any part of this job.

No Benefits

Because you will be considered an independent contractor you will not be able to receive any benefits, such as healthcare, dental care, a 401(k), etc. This is a pretty big downside for some people but I really don’t see it as being all that much of one. As I said above, this should only be looked at as a way to supplement your income anyhow. So your normal job, or main job, should be the one providing benefits and such.

No Room for Advancement

There is no room for advancement as a search engine evaluator. Once you get the position you are stuck there. It is not like you can get promoted to higher ranks or anything like that. This is pretty typical for a job like this.

This might not seem like all that big of a deal to some people, but it can be a bummer knowing that no matter how much extra effort you put into this it is going to go unrecognized and unrewarded.

Communication Problems

I read through many of the complaints I am writing about here on Glassdoor, which is an independent review site where anyone can go and post reviews about jobs they worked. What I found is that there were quite a few people complaining about communication problems with the project managers.

You will be communicating directly with the project manager for this job, over the Internet, and it seems that they have a somewhat lousy set up with how they help people out. Late replies, no replies, lack of help… Are all complaints I’ve come across in this area.

Late Pay

iSoftstone pays at the end of each month. That is already quite a long time to wait for your money and to make things worse there are a number of complaints I have read about them paying even later… Like an entire month late on top of the already long wait. I don’t know why they can’t pay more frequently, but it is what it is.

Final Thoughts – Good Opportunity or Not?

Working as a search engine evaluator for iSoftstone is definitely not a scam but it is definitely not a good opportunity for everyone out there. It all depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a reliable income stream that can provide you with consistent income every month, then this is not the job you want. But if you’re just looking for some supplemental income that you can earn on your own schedule, where you are able to fit around your already busy life, then this might be something worth considering.

Definitely not a scam though. This company has been around for a while and they do pay as they are supposed to, although they do seem to have a problem with paying late every once in a while according to some of the complaints I have read.

Another Recommendation

Since you are likely looking for a way to earn money on your own schedule online, I would recommend taking a look at how I make money online. I have been working online since 2015 and have managed to go from earning nothing, $0, to now making over $6000 per month. What’s really nice is that I work for myself and because of this there is even more flexibility in why do. But anyways… I’m not going to get into a here. If interested you can read my “make money online guide” by clicking the button below. In it I go over exactly what I do, how it all works, in the best way for beginners to get started doing the same…

Please leave any questions, comments, or concerns below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Is 20 Cogs a Scam? – What You Should Know

Is 20 Cogs a scam

20 Cogs is a website that is free to joining claims that you can make easy money online through them. But is it worth your time and is it really as good as they say? Or is 20 Cogs a scam that you should be avoiding like the plague? These are important questions that should be answered before you decide to sign up or not and I’ll be helping you answer these.

In this review I will be going over how the site works, what exactly you will be doing, much money you can realistically make, complaints and more. After reading this you will have a better idea of whether or not this site is what you are looking for and is worth your time or not.

20 Cogs Review

They tell you that you can easily make money online and believe it or not this is actually true. It seems that more times than not, when an opportunity to make money online is presented as an “easy” it turns out to be a scam but this is not the case here.

You can easily make money with 20 Cogs and you will do this by completing offers, which generally consists of you registering for some website and signing up for a trial of their product/service.

How is a site like this even possible? How can they pay you?

Well.. they get paid for advertising. When you sign up for a free trial (for example) through them they get paid and then share some of that money with you. This is where the money comes from in case you were wondering. It is pretty much the same thing as Express My Cash Freebies if you have ever heard of this place.

How It Works

When you sign up for free you will first be presented with an offer that you can complete. If you don’t like it you can choose to get an alternate offer. There are three that you can choose from.

There will be instructions on what you have to do to take the offer and get your cog. This usually includes a couple very simple steps, such as signing up and maybe doing something else.

Your offer might be to sign up for a free trial of some service, like Netflix or game fly; it might be to sign up for some site and complete a survey; it might be to sign up somewhere in then play some game; or it could be to sign up for an online gambling website and deposit £10, for which you will then get £20 worth of cogs back for. The online gambling websites seem to be very popular offers and you will more than likely come across one of these.

Below you can see a screenshot I took of the dashboard inside 20 Cogs. I have circled the area where you have your call cogs. They will be a gray (or amber) color when the cog pending approval and when it gets approves it will turn green, in which you will get credit for it and earn money.

Getting Paid

They pay out three times a week and you have the choice of getting paid via BACS or PayPal. Nothing to complain about here. PayPal is always my choice when it is an option on sites like this.

How Much Can You Realistically Make?

Generally speaking, the offers that you sign up for that require you to pay are the ones that you will make more from. You might be able to make £10 on some of them, which is pretty nice.

But if you think this is a way to strike it rich that you are way off base. You will not be making £100’s per day on this site… It just isn’t going to happen. The money is easy to make but you won’t make a lot of.

What’s nice is that they don’t lead you on believing that you are going to make a lot. They actually stay on their site that you will not make hundreds per day,Which is why this opportunity is best looked at as a way to make some extra money in your spare time. It should not be used as a reliable means of income that you depend on.

A Helpful Tip

One tip that I have for you is to keep good track of the trials that you sign up for. Make a list of them along with the start date and end date. This way you can cancel them before you get charged the full price for whatever it is that you signed up for.

I’m assuming that you are probably going to be using 20 Cogs for the opportunity to make money and not to test out free trials and such. I mean if you come across something that you like, then sure… Keep if you want, but the last thing you want is to be charged for something you signed up for just to make money online. So just keep good track of it.

Complaints

I have been reading through quite a lot of user reviews and what I have found is that most people have a positive opinion of this website. You can go to  TrustPilot, which is an independent review site, to read some of the reviews that users have left.

That said, there are some negative reviews that were left which is no surprise. It doesn’t matter how good a company is… There will always be complaints from one thing or another.

Some of the complaints include:

Not Getting Credit

I have read about some people not getting credit for cogs that they should have gotten credit for. What I mean by this is that they completely cog, it turns to the gray (or amber) pending color, but never turns to the green approved color so they never get their money.

These complaints could be premature. Maybe these people just complained a bit too early and got credit soon after, but I don’t know. Either way it is worth bringing to your attention.

Support Problems

Going along with the complaint above, the same people claim that the support is horrible and will ignore your issue of not receiving credit. That said, there are also reviews I have read about how great the support is. So there are people on both sides of the fence here and it is difficult to know which to believe.

Scam or Not?

20 Cogs is definitely not a scam. Sure, there are complaints, but as I said there will be complaints no matter how good something is.

This is a legitimate company and they do pay their members as they should for the most part. Their operation is also legitimate. They simply earn commissions by getting you to sign up for these offers and to share those commissions with you via the cogs.

Final Thoughts – Worth Joining?

It’s not a scam but whether or not it is worth joining is another question that depends on your situation and what you are looking for. If you are looking for a way to make a little bit of extra money online very easily then this might be something worth your time, but if you are looking to earn substantial money, or money that you can depend on then this is not a great opportunity for you.

The bottom line is that you can make easy money on the site in small amounts but this is definitely nothing that you should be trying to depend on to put the food on your table. Join and earn some extra money doing this stuff on your lunch break or something like that, but don’t hold off on looking for a job because you’re trying to make money on this site.

But anyway… Overall I am a fan of 20 Cogs. I review make money online opportunities like this all the time and I like what I see here. They are honest, legitimate, and in my opinion this is a much better way to make money online than paid survey sites like Swagbucks, MyPoints, etc.

For Those Looking For Full-time Income Potential

If you are looking for more than just an extra income opportunity, and maybe something can turn into a full time income, then I suggest taking a look at how I make money online. I got started back in 2015 and was able to go from $0 to over $6000 a month doing what I do.

I’m not going to get into it here, but if you are interested you can click the button below to see what exactly it is that I do and I’ll show you how you can get started yourself if you want to.

Please leave any comments, questions, or concerns below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 If you have your own review of 20 Cogs I would also appreciate it if you left that below. I’m sure could benefit other readers on my site here.

Is Lifepreneur a Scam? – What You Should Know

is Lifepreneur a scam

So I’m guessing that you have seen promotions for Lifepreneur and are curious about it, but not sure about its legitimacy. There are a lot of scam products when it comes to the “make money online” opportunities out there,’s you never can be too careful. Is Lifepreneur a scam? Is it just another high-priced program that isn’t going to be worth your time or money? Or is this the real deal and should you stop waiting around and join?

These are important questions that need to be answered and I’m going to do my best to answer them for you, or at least provide you with information so that you can answer them yourself. In this review I’ll be going over what Lifepreneur it is, what you get as a member, the cost, whether or not I think it’s a scam and more.

Lifepreneur Review

Lifepreneur is a combination of the words “life” and “entrepreneur”… This is obvious but of course you already knew that.

Basically Lifepreneur is a membership program that you can join to get training in various aspects of online marketing, training and advice and investing, live in-person mentorship from Chris Record himself, and more. It is a membership program that is designed to help you grow into more than just a business entrepreneur… A Lifepreneur.

There our four main courses that are offered in this membership program, which I will be going over, and there is a lot to be learned. Overall the courses are good for people at all levels. There is new be friendly training and information provided as well as high level training, techniques, tips, etc.

But before I get into the courses and what you actually get as a member, I think it is important to discuss a bit about Chris Record, since he is the founder and all.

Who Is Chris Record?

Chris had a similar start with many other top level online marketers out there… He was part of the infamous Empower Network, which was a massive product-based pyramid scheme that imploded and resulted in many people losing thousands and thousands of dollars. Similar to MOBE and Digital Altitude, which have recently been shut down by the FTC, Empower Network sold high ticket digital marketing courses.

But anyways, Chris made a lot of money there but has since moved on to bigger and better things. In 2016 he founded Techademics which has become sort of like a college for online marketers. When Chris started it there is a MLM business structure, which was likely influenced by his time with Empower Network. Techademics has grown immensely. People are interested in online marketing and this is one of the better places out there for training in affiliate marketing, e-commerce, social media marketing, etc.

However, this company was actually bought out by private equity firm and has since underwent some changes, which I guess Chris didn’t like too much because it seems that this might be the reason he left. This is all something I actually just found out when doing my research into this all.

The point of me giving you some background information on Chris is to show you that this guy has been very successful and knows what he is doing. He may have had a less-than-legitimate beginning with the shady Empower Network, but has since been doing good things and really helping people.

What You Get

As I mentioned there are four core products, these include…

4 Core Products

Social Influencer Academy – $1,000

The Social Influencer Academy is all about using social media to increase your following with the goal of expanding your business and making more money of course. Different parts of this course focus on creating a profile that attracts targeted leads, personal branding, developing a content strategy instead of just posting randomly, automation, and growing your following.

The training isn’t all about one social media site. You will earn different methods for different platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and others.

You will learn techniques for getting free social media traffic as well as running paid ads.

Chris brings an expert’s in the world of social media marketing that share with you their tips/tricks.

In addition to the training you will also get access to tools that will help you automate your business so that you aren’t spending all your time doing mindless repetitive work.

Digital Agency Builders – $2,000

The Digital Agency Builders course is focused on helping you create your own agency so that you can market specific skills to other businesses.

For example, if you have experience running ads on Facebook then you could create a digital agency around this and get clients (other businesses) to pay you to do this for them. In the good thing is that if you don’t have any special skills, if you are a newbie, you will learn how to do many different marketable skills within Lifepreneur.

This courses set up in a blueprint style so that you know what you have to do in order, making things more easy to follow.

The first goal is to be able to perform the work that you are looking to market yourself; then the focus is on outsourcing that work to other people so that you can focus on running your business without doing all a small tasks. You will also learn about arbitrage, which is when you get paid from a client and then hire another agency to do the work for cheaper, keeping the difference.

Penthouse Mastermind – $3,000

If you have seen promotional material for Lifepreneur then you have likely heard about the Penthouse Mastermind. This is where you get access to a live event with Chris himself along with a small group of other members.

The event lasts one full day and there is no set outline to it. You will learn about traffic generation, conversions, sales funnels, and various other aspects of online business.

These masterminds are a good way to network with other entrepreneurs and to get high level advice from experts and others in the business.

These mastermind meetings are hosted all over the place and you will be able to pick one of them to attend.

4C Investor Roundtable – $4,000

The 4C Investor Roundtable is all about investing in the 4 C’s, which stand for corporate, credit, crypto and cash flow.

For this Chris has many different successful investors sharing their strategies. This is for those who have already made their money and are now looking to put it to good use… To have their money make more money.

What Else You Get – Bonus

So above are the four core products of Lifepreneur. However, in addition you also have access to the “all Access vault”, which is all of the old training that Chris has come out with over the years compiled in a nice and easy to navigate structure.

This all access vault will give you access to the following…

  • ShopifyTraining – This is a Shopify training mini video serious that covers Shopify training and selling techniques. It was actually previously on Chris’ blog but has been repurposed and reuploaded for this program.
  • Shopify 90 Day Challenge – This is a bootcamp style 90 day video serious to for building a Shopify business. It includes a lot of information from different successful ecom business owners.
  • Facebook Advertising Training – Get access to Dark Post Profits 1.0, Dark Post Profits 2.0 and 3 Zero Club VIP. These are all previously released training programs from Chris. Dark Post Profits 1.0 is more focused on the fundamentals of FB advertsing and Dark Posts Profits 2.0 is all about leveraging the FB News Feed to get traffic.
  • Affiliate Marketing Mastery – This is an affiliate marketing bootcamp program that will teach you how to grow your list and market high converting offers to them.
  • 6 Figure & 7 Figure Traffic Academy Replays – 6 Figure Traffic Academy and 7 Figure Traffic Academy were mastermind type groups where Chris focused on getting more traffic, more leads, and increasing conversions. These live events sold for $10k previously.
  • Beginner Instagram Training – This course goes over the fundamentals of Instagram marketing.
  • Facebook Marketing Hacks – Provides training on little known and little used Facebook marketing strategies.
  • Entrepreneur Vlogs – Get access to a list of Chris’ important vlogs that have been previously recorded.

Affiliate Program

In addition to all the training and tools you’re provided with, you also get access to the affiliate program where you will be able to make some pretty good commissions. What this means is that you don’t

I’m not exactly sure how I’ve commissions you will be able to earn by selling the different products within Lifepreneur, but I’m guessing there will be some pretty nice amounts since the products are rather expensive.

Scam or Not?

If you look up online whether or not Lifepreneur is a scam you will find some people saying that it is, but is it really?

Many of the people calling it a scam seem to be doing so because of the affiliate program and how many people are promoting it just to make large commissions. You may even find some people calling a pyramid scheme, but is far from being a pyramid scheme or a scam.

There is an abundance of valuable information, training, and tools provided in Lifepreneur. Now is very difficult to determine whether or not the value is worth the price tag, but based on my experience in online marketing I would say that the prices are fair. You can be your own judge of this, but I don’t think the prices are all that bad, although they are pretty expensive.

Final Thoughts – Worth Joining?

Overall Lifepreneur it’s a good program, one that I will recommend if you’re interested. Now I am certainly not pushing you to go out and buy into this, but if you are interested in do have the money to spend, then go for it.

It is a good program that has lots of very valuable training for newbies as well as higher level training for intermediate and advanced online marketers. And what I really like is how the focus isn’t all on online marketing. For example you have the investment course that will show you how to grow that money you have laying around.

Lifepreneur is a very well-rounded program that I am a fan of.

Too Expensive? Here Is a More Affordable Alternative

If you are looking for a more affordable training program for making money online then look no further than Wealthy Affiliate. This is the program I joined back in 2015 when I first started looking for ways to make money online. I’m now making over $6k consistently each month which goes to show that it works.

I’m not going to get into everything here but if you want to learn more you can click the button below to read my review…

What do you think of Lifepreneur? I am interested to hear your opinion of things. You can leave your own comments down below in the comment section. Also leave any questions or concerns down there and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Is Amazon Mechanical Turk a Scam? – What You Should Know

Amazon Mechanical Turk reviewAmazon Mechanical Turk, aka MTurk, is a freelance marketplace that hooks up workers with easy tasks which you can complete to earn money. The upside to the job is that can work from anywhere and work as much as you would like, but is it really worth your time and effort? Or is Amazon Mechanical Turk a scam in one way or another?

These are important questions that need to be answered before moving forward. There are lots of different “make money online” opportunities out there that just are not worth anyone’s time and that you should avoid. But is this one of them? Well this largely depends on what you are looking for and how much you are looking to make. In this review I’ll be going over how MTurk works, what types of tasks/jobs you will be completing, how much you will get paid, complaints and more.

Amazon Mechanical Turk Review

Amazon Mechanical Turk (at MTurk.com) is it a “marketplace that requires human intelligence” and yes, they are run by the e-commerce giant Amazon. What they do is provide a marketplace for simple online tasks that cannot be completed accurately by computers. Believe it or not computers cannot yet completely replace human intelligence on many different tasks and this is the purpose of the site.

Clients, a.k.a. requesters, will come to MTurk and post jobs that they need done. The job/tasks will be added to the list and workers will be able to browse through them in choose to complete them if they so desire.

As I said, the upside to working for MTurk is that you can work as little or as much as you want to, and whenever you want to, but the downside is that you will not make much money, as I will go over.

This site is very similiar to PicoWorkers and MicroWorkers if you are familiar with them.

What Type of Work Will You Be Doing?

There or lots of different types of work available in the marketplace. Some of the more common tasks that you will see include the following…

Transcribing Audio – This is when you listen to audio recordings and transcribe them into written documents. There could be all sorts of different audio files that you would need to transcribe here, such as lectures, phone calls, conference calls, etc. (If interested in only doing transcription you can check out Scribie and Rev Transcription)

Identifying Things in Pictures/Video – Computers are not very good at identifying objects in pictures and tagging them appropriately, so you will find these types of jobs list on the site. You might have to just tag objects found in images, or you might get tasks that require you to review a set of images and choose which you think is the best.

Researching Data – All sorts of different tasks could be included in this category. One task might require you to verify business details on a website (phone numbers, business hours, etc.), turn in unstructured mass of data into structured list, find duplicate content and remove it, and so on.

Research – You will also find tasks that require you to do research. These could include things like writing content for a blog/website, researching and answering questions that were asked by customers on a website, reviewing legal documents for specific information, and so on.

And these are just some of the different tasks that you can expect on MTurk. There are also a lot of oddball tasks you might find.

How It Works

As you know, clients come to Amazon Mechanical Turk when they are looking for help completing tasks. They post their job listings on the site and then they are available for workers to browse through and pick up with the desire.

As a worker you will be able to browse through all the available jobs that you are qualified for. You will be able to search for specific types of tasks, sort by highest paying, oldest/newest, time given to complete, and more. What you will find is a list of different tasks that will give you the pay, time allotted, and a few other basic details. You will be able to click on any task to see what all is required before committing to anything

amazon mechanical turk listingsSome of the tasks may require you to pass a series of screening questions before hand, while others may require you to have already completed a certain amount of HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks), which is what the tasks are called, before you are able to complete. The ones that you do not qualify for due to lack of completed tasks you will not even be able to see in the listings. So the more tasks you complete, the more will be available to you as you gain experience and get some notches under your belt.

But anyway, you will complete the work as outlined in submit it. Then you will have to wait for approval from the requester. Once your work is approved you will get paid.

If you live in the US or in India you will be able to get in Amazon gift card or even have the money deposited into your bank account. For direct deposits you will transfer the money via Amazon payments and then to your bank account. If you live in other parts of the world you will only be able to get in Amazon gift card with your earnings.

Complaints

I always like to read over worker reviews when I am looking into a worker at home opportunity like this. It is important to see what other people are saying so you really know what you’re getting into. I found lots of reviews on sites like SiteJabber.

Rejection for No Reason – One of the big problems with MTurk, he and other similar sites, is that they give too much power to the clients, a.k.a. the requesters.

After completing your work you will have to wait for the requester to approve of it. Sometimes they will disapprove of it and give you little to no reason why they disapproved. You might think you have done everything correctly, and maybe you did, but they still disapprove and this means you don’t get paid.

To make matters even worse, Amazon does not even have an appeal process. You are able to reach out to the requester, ask them about it, and possibly work things out, but this doesn’t always work and is a major complaint.

Low Pay – The pay will really vary a lot as you will see. Some of the tasks will pay pretty good, such as $10 or so just as an example, but many will pay extremely low. You will find many that will only pay a couple cents and are not really worth anyone’s time.

Not As Good As It Used To Be – I have no knowledge of what Mechanical Turk used to be like, but I have read complaints from workers who have been with them for a while saying that it has went downhill. This is probably due to an increase in available workers which means that clients can pay less to get their work done and workers are more disposable than ever.

No Benefits – Of course one of the complaints is that there are no benefits. You aren’t going to get health insurance or anything like that. This is something you probably already know and are okay with, but it is a complaint from some

Upside Vs Downside

There are some upsides to the job. You get to work whenever you want in this means that you can do it on the side or around your busy schedule. Another upside is that it is very easy to become a worker here. It’s not like you need previous experience, a college degree or anything like that.

The downside of course is that you get paid very little and you certainly don’t get much respect. On a freelance marketplace like this you our nothing more than a disposable number.

Final Thoughts – Worth Your Time?

Well first off, there is no way that Mechanical Turk is a scam. I’m sure there are clients that use the site to scam people by getting them to complete tasks and then disapproving of them for no good reason, but Amazon does try to filter out these clients keep the marketplace clean. As for Mechanical Turk itself, it is a legitimate marketplace and does offer a legitimate tasks you can make money with.

Is it worth your time? Now that is a different story and is largely dependent on what you are looking for. If you are looking to replace your income then this is definitely not worth your time, but if you are looking to just earn a little bit of extra money on the side in your spare time than this might be something worth considering.

The fact of the matter is you will get paid extremely low if you do end up becoming a worker here. So just don’t expect much.

Another Suggestion

Since you are looking to make money online in your spare time, you might be interested in doing what I do. I make a living working online for myself and what is nice is that I can work whenever I want and however much I want. I’m not going to get into detail here, but if you want to learn more you can click the button below…

Feel free to leave any questions, comments, or concerns below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also, if you have your own review of MTurk I would appreciate it if you left it below. I’m sure it could benefit other readers of my blog here.

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