I’ve always been one to try different ways to make money online be it blogging, affiliate marketing, or social networking but have failed at most of them. There are just so many systems out their and 99.5% of them only want to sell you one service after another and then another to try to get as much money out of you as they can.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with an up sale or two or even a down sale lord knows I can’t afford $195 a month not any more anyway. The latest one that I signed up for was for Empower Network it seemed like a good way to go at $19.95 and then $19.95 a money… but wait what, I can’t get paid unless I upgrade to a higher priced package!
WTF people took about crooked, $45 a month is the lowest which don’t get you crap, then it goes to $95 a month really no kidding, and if that is not enough then up it even more to $195 a month which is the only package that seem like it would make you any money. Now I don’t know about any of you but I personally can’t afford to pay that kind of money each and every month I could do it when I was making over $100k a year and I damn sure can’t do it now.
I’m not even going to link to them, after all what’s the point if I can’t get paid for sending people to them. All I can see is that sure it may work but only if you pay for the top two packages and then there is a chance that after you go through it all that you want make a single cent. I’m the type of person that thinks if someone says they are going to teach you something and its $19.95 a month then teach me and don’t try to up sale me a bunch of crap.
Give it to me straight, be upfront and let me know before I buy the first package that it’s useless without spending more money. They should allow you to earn money at the lowest ranks so that you can afford to upgrade to a higher package later.
Now I’m not knocking the information they share I’ve heard it all before for other packages, build a list, start a blog, build your social following, make money. Sounds simple enough right? Well there are some free and low cost list management tools like MailChimp that will allow you to collect email addresses and send them automated messages, this can be sent weekly, monthly, or daily its up to you… but I’d go with bi-weekly just to be safe.
Send useful stuff in your messages like tips, secrets, links to some of your other articles, affiliate products, etc. Keep it short and sweet you don’t want people falling asleep reading it do you and not buying. Also give them the ability to share it with their friends.
I’m going to stick with it for a money and if I can get all the basics down I make upgrade to the $45 package and give it a month to produce an income. I don’t just want to request my money back, not without trying, but here is the thing they only offer your money back for 14 days, now I’m not the smartest guy but 14 days is not really enough time to do anything online at least that’s been my luck, maybe they are different but I’ll see.