Anyone Try Coupon Deputy?

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The latest offering from Jason Fladlien and Wilson Mattos, appearing in inboxes everywhere, I suspect.

I normally wouldn't hesitate to buy a product from these guys. But the salesletter on this one is blind copy, and I like to know what I'm signing up to sell. (Yeah, it probably has something to do with coupons)

Can anyone shed more light?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brett2000
    Hi,

    I did find it in my inbox. It looks good... check out the main website for details on what is included (software, etc):
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    I am guessing from the name that it is about setting up viral FB pages for offline businesses using videos and coupons, similar to Ali's WSO recently.

    Can anyone confirm or deny?
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  • Profile picture of the author goingup
    Facebook? Oh boy, no clue. Set and forget, i hope. I tried to buy this but it 'requires' my personal info before i can buy, using paypal. And the point of paypal is privacy and security. Waitng for a legit paypal button or paypal id, but i'm going to have to think about it if its facebook related. I also have zero interest in speaking to anyone so email only will have to do. Anyone know of an inexpensive resource /outsourcer for accepting calls related to this if that has to be a part of it?
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    I went ahead and purchased. My previous assumptions were correct. It's about setting up discount coupons for local businesses through a Facebook page designed to go viral. I am going through the training now, but so far I am impressed. I think this is a great idea, and they seem to have created a complete step-by-step system, from prospecting to delivery, so that lazy bums like me don't have to think too hard
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  • Profile picture of the author Key Largo
    Well, I got it at the cheap rate and so far am hugely unimpressed. The technique looks good, but the product itself would be bottom of the WSO pile, I find it hard to believe they have released it for more than $5. It is anything but step-by-step, unless you're talking about stumbling picking yourself up, dusting off and trying again
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    • Profile picture of the author Ragz
      Originally Posted by gcintermed View Post

      I think this is a great idea, and they seem to have created a complete step-by-step system, from prospecting to delivery, so that lazy bums like me don't have to think too hard
      Originally Posted by Key Largo View Post

      Well, I got it at the cheap rate and so far am hugely unimpressed. The technique looks good, but the product itself would be bottom of the WSO pile, I find it hard to believe they have released it for more than $5. It is anything but step-by-step, unless you're talking about stumbling picking yourself up, dusting off and trying again
      Wow -- what a difference in reviews... are you two talking about the same program?
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  • Profile picture of the author philboy uk
    what is the search query all about, and how does it relate to this product /

    I thought it very unfair to not give people more details about what the product actually does.
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  • This thing leaves out so many steps no n00b will ever get it going. There's not a single mention about how to deal with secure certs. Doing what they tell you and nobody will see anything but either a blank page or a security warning on the facebook fan page. Good news is they refund promptly.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartynM
    Has anyone had any success? I have followed all the instructions to the letter and contacted 100 businesses. I had some follow up enquires but no further and I have been offering the service at less than half the recommended $297. Still no takers.

    Does anything actually work like they say it will?
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    • Profile picture of the author vip
      Originally Posted by MartynM View Post

      Has anyone had any success? I have followed all the instructions to the letter and contacted 100 businesses. I had some follow up enquires but no further and I have been offering the service at less than half the recommended $297. Still no takers.

      Does anything actually work like they say it will?
      Whenever you hear a product seller give an estimate, it's best to reduce your expectations, by A LOT. It's marketing ... they appeal to people's emotions and desire to make money. It's almost always painted in an overpromising picture.

      Doesn't mean it doesn't work --- just means you might want to ease up on your expectations.

      Good news for you though -- you took action! Nice job. Seriously.

      Just the fact that you've done that is success. Just keeping focus on something for a few days in this bright shiney object industry, is a success.

      Either keep going till you get a sale and get paid. Don't under sell it at 1/2 price. Evaluate if it's worth the work to make what you made.

      Or chalk this one up to a great experience of implementation and doing something 90+% of product buyers don't do --- that's taking action!
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      • Profile picture of the author ronr
        Amen to that. You could send out emails that would give $100 bills away if they would just respond and you'll still get very few back so be very, skeptical if anyone promises sales with just a few emails.

        Originally Posted by vip View Post

        Whenever you hear a product seller give an estimate, it's best to reduce your expectations, by A LOT. It's marketing ... they appeal to people's emotions and desire to make money. It's almost always painted in an overpromising picture.
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    • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
      Originally Posted by MartynM View Post

      Has anyone had any success? I have followed all the instructions to the letter and contacted 100 businesses. I had some follow up enquires but no further and I have been offering the service at less than half the recommended $297. Still no takers.

      Does anything actually work like they say it will?
      I haven't sent out 100 emails yet, but if you are having no success, try changing some of the variables... raise the price, try different types of businesses etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alan Greenwood
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        I've tried coupon deputy, I put my own little spin on it and it worked a little.

        I found it to be time consuming finding the people to contact on facebook, so I'm going to outsource that bit of it and give that a try that a try.

        He mentions in one of the videos that he uses an outsourcer!

        I'll let you know how I get on....
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  • Profile picture of the author skagenweb
    Very tempted to give this a try. Anyone know if this works with social media like Facebook? Looking to have some coupon offers on my facebook page.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartynM
    Thanks for the words of encouragement VIP they do help! I have reduced my expectation levels. The sales copy hinted at a couple of sales per 20 contacts! I was just hoping for 1 out of 100! Of which I would use to reinvest in an outsourcer to do the research which is painstakingly time consuming as mentioned by Alan.

    I halved the price as I believe that to be it's true worth, $297 very high for a small business which this is aimed at. It only takes 15 mins to actually implement. I also targeted a wide range of businesses, restaurants, dentists, plumbers, hairdressers, cake shops etc. I will try again when I have time!

    I got involved in the mobile challenge, so I can make mobile sites now, qr codes + Fb coupons. So it all ties in together for further services I can offer a client, I have my focus it's just getting that FIRST CLIENT!!

    Thanks Martyn...
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  • Profile picture of the author gcintermed
    I have found that a warm contact is so much more likely to convert than a cold email. Start with all the businesses you know and patronize. Start up a conversation with the owner. Tell them about the exciting "new project" you are working on. If you have to, do one for trade or free for a business you know. Or give it to them for 30 days to try for free as a "beta test". The key is to start the relationship with something that's easy and no risk for the owner. Once you get your foot in the door and build some trust, it will be much easier to ask for that $297 check.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitefurnace
    I purchased this but got a refund immediately. The techniques boils down to this:

    Find businesses with an existing fanpage using google search modifiers.
    Contact them via facebook or website and offer to get them boatloads of new customers via facebook.

    When they bite, install their 'coupon' plugin on your own wordpress site. This generates iframe code that installs a 'fangate' on their page using a facebook html app.

    The theory is that for the fanpage visitor to get the coupon they have to 'like' the page.

    This method is just levering existing traffic not generating new traffic like the sales page states

    I also picked up that the plugin is very limited, you cant actually tell their visitors what they will get when they like the page - theres no way to edit the fangate

    No mention of SSL certificates at all and I think you need that now?

    Very disappointed with this one from Jason as usually his stuff is pretty good, they just havent thought this through well enough in my eyes. The real deal breaker for me though was that it wasn't generating new traffic other than some possible viral traffic through the like system
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    • Profile picture of the author MartynM
      Spot on sitefurnace, it also seems that this is now defunct with the up coming changes to fan pages!
      I received an email from Maria & Tina (wildhorse) like many others I'm sure. To hold tight with any fan page products, big changes are in the offing! I will email support to hear their views on how this product still has some worth.

      Mart


      Originally Posted by sitefurnace View Post

      I purchased this but got a refund immediately. The techniques boils down to this:

      Find businesses with an existing fanpage using google search modifiers.
      Contact them via facebook or website and offer to get them boatloads of new customers via facebook.

      When they bite, install their 'coupon' plugin on your own wordpress site. This generates iframe code that installs a 'fangate' on their page using a facebook html app.

      The theory is that for the fanpage visitor to get the coupon they have to 'like' the page.

      This method is just levering existing traffic not generating new traffic like the sales page states

      I also picked up that the plugin is very limited, you cant actually tell their visitors what they will get when they like the page - theres no way to edit the fangate

      No mention of SSL certificates at all and I think you need that now?

      Very disappointed with this one from Jason as usually his stuff is pretty good, they just havent thought this through well enough in my eyes. The real deal breaker for me though was that it wasn't generating new traffic other than some possible viral traffic through the like system
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    • Profile picture of the author billspaced
      Originally Posted by sitefurnace View Post


      I also picked up that the plugin is very limited, you cant actually tell their visitors what they will get when they like the page - theres no way to edit the fangate
      The initial version did not allow modification of what the fan would see on the other side of the fangate--they just got a coupon code. Now, with the latest version of the plugin, you can modify what the fan sees. It could be a coupon code, an image (think clip-out coupon style), or html.

      Plus, on the front end of the fangate, you always had the ability to modify the video to tell the potential fan what he was getting.

      In fact, creating your own video is a key value-added service you could offer your customer. The pre-loaded video is great if you want to just "go."

      Problem with many "internet marketing" products is not the product itself but the fact that few people take action.
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  • Profile picture of the author conquest97
    Hey Martyn, I just emailed support as well...I just previewed one of my pages where I have the coupon installed and it wasn't working...If you hear something back from them be sure to let us know what you found out...I'll do the same...Hope this still works but without a lot of updating, I'm doubting it...Guess we'll see...
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  • Profile picture of the author conquest97
    An Update From Support...

    Zim, Mar 05 03:18 (PST):

    It is already working with the new timeline changes. In our tests it has... the new Facebook changes do not effect anything except the layout of the fan page and where the tabs are located...

    ... we are updating the plugin to 810px width... but the content on the coupon pages are not wide anyways. The only thing that change will allow you to do is to add images or video etc, that is wider than the 495px width limit currently in the plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr.Daydream
    Thanks Yasir, that was a pretty thorough review. Might just give this product a look
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  • Profile picture of the author MartynM
    ??? This sounds like an affiliate sales review/copy! Did you read the title of the thread? Have you TRIED this product yourself??





    Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

    Coupon Deputy is Jason Fladlien and Wilson Mattos' first product that really sets the spotlight on couponing. Although they have created some products that bridge the gap between online and offline business (likeQR Champ), a product about coupons just doesn't sound a lot like what Rapid Crush members would expect from Jason and Wilson.
    But what is Coupon Deputy anyway? Is it something that can help you in your online marketing business?
    Offline Marketing Meets Online Marketing
    Aside from mobile marketing, the fusion between offline and online advertising is one of the big trends in 2011-2012. We've seen a lot of marketers who have profited from the online advertising of local business. Social media is more than going mainstream nowadays. Small and local companies (even traditional ones) are starting to extend their reach through advertising on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social hubs.
    The Growth Of Coupons
    If the overnight stardom of Groupon isn't enough to convince you that coupon usage (especially in the US) is growing, here's a surprising tidbit: in 2011, about 84 million online shoppers used coupons and discount codes to purchase something online. Furthermore, according to eMarketer, a market research firm based in New York, by the end of 2013, 96.8 million online shoppers will use coupons. Now, do you see how profitable this industry is?
    The 6 1/2 Coupon Deputy Service
    Jason and Wilson promises that Coupon Deputy is a "6 1/2 Minute Service that streams $297 checks- from local business of all sorts." Now, how is that possible?
    Step 1: Enter a special Coupon Deputy search string on Google
    Step 2: Use the "initial-contact.txt" template from Jason and Wilson
    Step 3: Start e-mailing these people
    Jason said that for the first few days, it would take you six and a half minutes to find businesses and to contact them. That's the 6 1/2 minute promise. But since the system is pretty easy, it can be reduced to just two minutes per contact. Sounds pretty simple, right? But does it work? And more importantly, how does it work?
    Coupon Deputy's Search String
    Using search engines is pretty easy. You just type in your keywords and you'd be presented with millions of web pages that are somehow related to your keywords. But for advanced searching, you can use commands or strings to make your search more targeted (AND, OR, (), filetype, and more.)
    The team at Coupon Deputy makes use of an advanced search string that will give you the contact information of local businesses in your chosen area. This targeted search results will be your very own list of leads for your Coupon Deputy System.
    What You Will Get From Coupon Deputy
    There are basically two things you will get from Coupon Deputy: the search string and the initial-contact.txt file. Coupon Deputy also includes software that will help make this process easier and faster. Is it worth the $79.95 price tag?
    Well, those two things comprise a system that could generate $297 per client. Of course, the Coupon Deputy team will not release what's inside the Inital Contact file and what to do next.
    Is Coupon Deputy For You?
    Here are some reasons why Coupon Deputy might be worth the try:
     The system is very easy and it can be outsourced, if you want to.
     There is less competition for you, unlike in internet marketing.
     There is no limit as to how many clients you can work with at once.
     The $297 profit is just the front-end fee and depending on your arrangement, you can get a lot more.
    If you aren't ready yet for the transition of integrating offline services into your business, then Coupon Deputy isn't for you.
    The Rapid Crush Guarantee
    As always, this Rapid Crush product comes with Jason and Wilson's no-questions-asked 30-day money back guarantee.
    Coupon Deputy is a turnkey system that will transform the way you look at coupons, online business and offline clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartynM
    For anyone still interested in Coupon Deputy. It seems it will still work with Timeline. Updates are in the pipeline. I received this from customer support!



    Hi Martyn,

    Thank you for contacting RapidCrush Support.

    Your pages WILL continue to work even after the Timeline changes.

    However, since the Timeline view is wider than the current view, the current pages will show up with extra white-space on the sides. We value our customers and stand behind our products so we are testing an update, which we will make available before the end of the month that will address the width issue, so your pages will look perfect in the new Timeline format!

    We will let you know via email and you can also login to the members area to check for version updates. We expect it to be available around the 27th of March.

    There will also be some other updates to comply with Facebook's updated terms, etc.

    We will release information as we have it...so watch for more communication from us in the coming weeks. Thanks for being a customer!

    Kind Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author Eutaw
    I bought this and was not impressed. Another Hype & Hope product.
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