Ok so the past few days I've been inundated with emails promoting Social Commissions by Adrian Morrison. At first glance, the emails all promoted the same thing, make money using Plenty of Fish advertising and start with small budget of $5 and put up some campaigns and make money overnight.
So I finally clicked the link to his product and watched the video on the landing page. Maybe some of you have already watched this video. If you haven't seen it, then this is a recap.
It starts off with Adrain, ( a kid who is pretty polished at speaking in front of people) who talks about his company and how the family works for him....blah blah.. He then goes on to show how he randomly selected a group of people to participate in his Social Commissions product.
So he has these people sitting around a table at his office as they log back onto their computers to check their clickbank stats 3 hours after putting up some campaigns (placing ads). And of course to our amazement, 3 hours after they check their stats, ALL of these test subjects have made money. And over $100 each. One lady made over $300. Immediately in my mind, red flags popped up all over the place.
So then further in the video, Adrian checks back in with these same folks, 24 hours later now, and they log in to check their clickbank stats again live on camera. Wow, now these guys have each made serious money, Like $700 in 24 hours on clickbank.
So as you're watching these videos you say to yourself wow, that looks so easy I could do that. Right? So you buy the product at the $47 low ball intro fee expecting to learn how to create campaigns and then make money like these regular folks did in 24 hours.
HA. Are you kidding me?
So I purchased Adrian's product to see what his sales funnel was like and to of course see the product.
Holly crap man. 5 OTO's after purchase. That's One Time Offers.... to upsell the living crap out of you and squeeze the most money he can from you. I really despise this tactic. Yeah I know how OTO' are crucial in making extra cash and they do work, but 5?
OTO 1= Software to help you with campaigns $147
OTO 2 = Discount on that previous page software, now $69
OTO 3 = Outsourcing module $147
OTO 4 = 3 campaigns of Adrian proven to work, $247
OTO 5 = Discount on those 3 campaigns, $197
After you get through those 5 OTS, you are now in members area.
I have to say first that this Adrian guy is slick and his membership area is high quality and videos are slick too. However, the content that you get for that low intro price, is well, in my opinion, not worth it.
This is because you are left hanging as to what works. He shows you how to log into POF ads and set up campaigns and use their targeting feature and uber basic stuff like that. Really?
And after watching the videos and listening to some of the things he said, well they were totally misleading.
For example, he says many times over and over that you can start with $5 to test a campaign. Wrong, the minimum daily spend is $15, you cannot even put in $5 or you get error.
He also shows you stats and shows you the 20 thousand plus impressions that one of his campaigns is getting and then in the same breath talks about how you're getting 20 thousand eyeballs to your site or basically giving the impression that you're getting a ton of visitors and traffic to your site from your ad. Really?
Impressions mean nothing. It's the clicks that matter. Or how many people clicked on your ad and THEN were taken to your offer. He completely interchanges the two concepts like they're one in the same. Totally misleading.
Now I'm sure he has successful campaigns and is making money. However, I know for a fact that he is promoting his new product to make money. Duh right. But seriously folks, having been in the IM game now for a while, isn't this type of sales funnel and tactic getting a little annoying? It is for me.
Because really when you watch the video and see how these regular folks are making instant money to their brand new CB accounts, you are left in the dark as to...how much money did they spend in advertising to achieve those sales? How many campaigns did they run? How many offers? Etc. So in the end, how much money was left over after you factor in ad costs and refunds. Of course that is left out of the video. Because the reality is not so sexy and will NOT make you want to click the buy now button.
I give this product a 2 out of 5 stars based on the little value for the money.