Rapid Action Profits USERS, I need some feedback.

by gjabiz
18 replies
First,

Before you all kick my butt, I did use the forum SEARCH feature, I couldn't find what I was looking for, which is;

USERS of Rapid Action Profits.(RAP) IF you have used it at least 4 months and can provide some feedback, it would be appreciated.

I'm releasing what could be my last product in September and I'm thinking of using RAP. I'll be on the road quite a bit and I'm seeking an automated process which I don't have to spend much time with. RAP "sounds" good, but I'd like feedback from USERS ONLY please.

What problems if any have you had? Any quirks or dinks I should be aware of? How is support? And any other comments you have to make based upon your experience USING the RAP program.

gjabiz
#action #feedback #profits #rapid #users
  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Hi,

    RAP is a solid payment processing script with an affiliate program built in. My top recommendation. If you need more info, you can always PM me for more info. If you do, explain what you are wanting to do and I can answer questions.

    Thanks,

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author leesoes
      Originally Posted by globalpro View Post

      Hi,

      RAP is a solid payment processing script with an affiliate program built in. My top recommendation. If you need more info, you can always PM me for more info. If you do, explain what you are wanting to do and I can answer questions.

      Thanks,

      John
      Hi John, need your help.

      I'm considering whether to use RAP or DELAVO. I feel that You are a heavy user of RAP so I think you can answer my question.

      I received an email when I'm researching delavo, here's the quote:

      "In yesterday's message, I spoke of one aspect
      of the power of the Delavo script: its
      ability to allow autoresponder integration
      with your sales process. I mentioned that
      autoresponder integration means that you
      can prospect without the need of a squeeze
      page.

      Autoresponder integration with your sales
      process has another important function, if
      you choose to use it. It allows you, as a
      marketer, to grow your business by providing
      recurring benefits to your affiliates, even
      if you do not offer a product that has a
      recurring cost, like a paid membership site.

      Here's an overview of how it is done. First,
      I concur with conventional wisdom that says
      that an important way to build one's business
      is through affiliates. An active group of
      affiliates can increase your sales by an
      exponential factor.

      Delavo empowers the marketer to attach an
      affiliate program to any (or all) products.
      When you joined my basic delavo hosting,
      you automatically became one of my affiliates.

      So, what benefit do you derive by being an
      affiliate of a product that I offer for no
      cost? That's a good question. Here's the
      answer.

      By pre-setting a custom tag in my auto-
      responder (in this case: affiliate ID),
      I can add that parameter in my product/
      package creation in Delavo when I then
      integrate my autoresponder with it.

      Then, when a customer completes my 'sales'
      process to secure access to Basic Delavo
      Hosting (or any product/package created
      in Delavo), that customer's information is
      stored in my autoresponder account. If that
      customer confirms his/her subscription to
      that email list, I have permission to send
      follow-up messages to that customer.

      As I have told you in earlier messages, I
      plan to use that list primarily to provide
      support and related information to my
      Basic Delavo Hosting subscribers. However,
      I am in business and will, ocassionally,
      make offers to those subscribers.

      Any such future offers will include links to
      the sales page or order page for whatever
      offer is being made. By inserting into those
      links my autoresponder's appropriate custom
      tag for "affiliate ID", I will cause each
      such link to become an affiliate link for the
      affiliate who brought that subscriber to my
      system.

      If a subscriber makes a purchase from any
      such link in an email offer, the affiliate
      who was responsible for bringing that
      subscriber into my system will be credited
      the appropriate commission for that sale.

      Now, any of my affiliates will be able to
      earn commissions on any of my products
      through their own marketing efforts. That's
      how affiliate programs work. But Delavo
      gives marketers the power to give passive
      income to their affiliates."

      WHAT THAT QUOTE SAID IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO.

      The problem is I don't like centralization concept in delavo (that's the only thing I don't like from delavo)

      I've heard positive things about RAP and considering to buy RAP.

      MY QUESTION IS:

      CAN I DO THAT (QUOTE ABOVE) WITH RAP?

      Here's what I want to do in simple words:

      • I want to make a membership site as my front end product which I will promote my another products in that membership site (back end products)
      • Every people that sign up as member can sign up to be an affiliate.
      • The affiliates only need to sign up once as affiliate of my membership site (front end product) and will get commissions every time people they refer as new member buy backend products anytime (not in OTO or downsell).

      CAN I DO THAT WITH RAP?

      Thanks John

      leesoes
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Hi gjabiz,
    Originally Posted by gjabiz View Post

    Before you all kick my butt, I did use the forum SEARCH feature, I couldn't find what I was looking for, which is;

    USERS of Rapid Action Profits.(RAP) IF you have used it at least 4 months and can provide some feedback, it would be appreciated.

    I'm releasing what could be my last product in September and I'm thinking of using RAP. I'll be on the road quite a bit and I'm seeking an automated process which I don't have to spend much time with. RAP "sounds" good, but I'd like feedback from USERS ONLY please.

    What problems if any have you had? Any quirks or dinks I should be aware of? How is support? And any other comments you have to make based upon your experience USING the RAP program.
    Be careful...
    Feedback from John is biased (but then, that's pretty common with RAP Users).

    John has almost two years of RAP experience (our anniversary is next month), but there are plenty of others here, too. If John's feedback just sounds too good to be to be true, search this forum for rapid+action+profits

    Hope this helps,
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    Sid Hale
    Coming Soon... Rapid Action Profits (Pro)

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    • Profile picture of the author globalpro
      Yes, sorry, I for got the disclaimer...

      *DISCLAIMER*

      John, one of the original beta testers and full time user of RAP, is totally biased where RAP is concerned.

      *END DISCLAIMER*




      Thanks,

      John

      Originally Posted by Sid Hale View Post

      Hi gjabiz,

      Be careful...
      Feedback from John is biased (but then, that's pretty common with RAP Users).

      John has almost two years of RAP experience (our anniversary is next month), but there are plenty of others here, too. If John's feedback just sounds too good to be to be true, search this forum for rapid+action+profits

      Hope this helps,
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      • Profile picture of the author KatheLucas
        gjabiz,

        I (we) have been using RAP once and twice weekly for about 18 months now at WackyWednesdaySale and WackyWeekendSale and can say this - we would never think of using anything else.

        I'll start at the bottom and work up here:

        Support - being a stickler for support, you will not find better support than Sid (well, other than ours ) but if he's not on things promptly, somebody else around is. "We" work as a team somewhat it seems...almost weird, but the users have a tendency to stick together and help each other tremendously - not to mention support promoting your offers as affiliates.

        Automation - Again, I can say this, if we had to do affiliate payments for every sale we do - I would be wackier than I already am! That's not the only awesome benefit BUT ALSO...

        As affiliate marketers we have been burned more times than I care to mention regarding NON PAYMENT OF COMMISSIONS from other marketers. This alone attracts other affiliates to your offer if you're using RAP because it comes directly to the paypal account, no waiting, no fuss, no muss.

        What more could you ask for than to promote someone else's offer and have the cash to spend that very day!


        Now, if the RAPers are reading this, they can attest to the fact that I'm not the sharpest tool in the technology shed, but I'm persistent. As with anything, you'll have a learning curve but once you understand the "why" behind it all, you'll learn to love and want to use nothing else.

        Your sales are centralized in one admin or each domain or site, your choice, so the flexibility in that area is awesome.

        This thing is getting sooo good, you can almost make it look like nothing you've ever seen when you customize all your pages to match your site.


        You mention "your last sale" so obviously you want something somewhat "hands off" ongoing. Set it and forget it applies here and our sales of 18 months ago deliver as well and "hands off" as if they were all newly launched...


        EXCEPTION:

        You do need to be aware that paypal has it's own problems and, as with ANY product sale using paypal, you will have your "didn't get to my download" requests... but there are many things that can also cut down on direct support tickets by covering the fact that they get their link via email too (although they usually are not that patient) AND there are RARE instances where they won't and due to coming thru paypal, they may not even register as a sale which would require some follow up to confirm.

        If you are offering refunds, you need to make sure your affiliates agree in signing up to honor those since they get whatever percentage you determine at the time affiliates sign up and if that customer that they got paid on wants the refund, they need to honor that.

        I'm not sure all this makes sense, but it's honest and I'll be glad to answer answer any questions you have from the "non coder" side of things.

        Yes, we RAPers are biased. ...for a reason!

        Hope to see you on the inside.

        The mere fact that Sid answered you directly here should show you something about his support as well. Same goes for "globalpro" and his commitment to helping the users. Heck, we ALL help the users when we can! lol

        Best of luck and hope all that helped some.

        Regards,

        Kathe Lucas
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        • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
          Well, I was going to use RAP anyhow, but now I have a lot more confidence in it.

          Could any of you provide me with links (PM is OK too) to your RAP sites, HEY, I might even buy a product or two too!

          I wasn't sure if the SIG file links were to RAP based sites.

          gjabiz
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
            Hi Gordon

            Originally Posted by gjabiz View Post

            Could any of you provide me with links (PM is OK too) to your RAP sites, HEY, I might even buy a product or two too!
            gjabiz
            You'll find tons of RAP-powered sites listed at: RAPmall




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  • Profile picture of the author netkickstart
    Likewise, biased blood runs thru these veins too (my sig gives a hint). But, one thing you'll hear time and time again, because it's so true, is the support is second to none, much of it coming from fellow RAP users, and all gratis.
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  • Profile picture of the author VaultBoss
    When it comes to "doctoring" your setups, John is definitely the go-guy... and very helpful on RAP's Forum, too. There you will also find Sid helping people and a lot of others (probably some of them will pop up here with a comment too).

    That being said, RAP is a great script and you will notice, once you really start using it you'll become a fan of it.
    RAP is more than a piece of software. Due to the great support Sid Hale knew how to build around it, I should say RAP is more like a 'movement'... LOL, some said it may even be compared to a cult.
    So, beware, using it may be dangerous: becomes highly addictive...

    In the end, even if I may not be as good or well known a 'helper' as John is, if you'll need a hand along the road, feel free to ask me too. I'll do my best to support you. I love RAP!

    I was even so involved with it since I've bought it, that I have developed a piece of software to help the new RAP users edit its templates with ease. It cuts the editing time down to at least less than a quarter as before.

    I am striving myself to master the process in such a way as to be able to to record a demo of a 5 minutes templates tweak.
    (blatant self promo, eh? -- check my signature and see for yourself)

    Steve

    PS
    In any case, RAP's Forum is the greatest place to start looking for what you want to find out. Go, check it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
    Hey Gordon

    I've been using RAP for a year or two now and overall I think it's a fantastic product.

    Like all software there are little bugs that arise and patches that need to be applied, but the support has always been excellent and I've never had any major issues.

    The only little problem I ever have -- and this might be common among all Paypal-driven sites -- is users not getting download links.

    I'm still not sure if this is due to them not clicking the "return to merchant" link or if there really is a problem with certain browser combinations. Seems about 1 in 25 people don't get a link and email support for help. Just haven't had time to look into it.

    I still highly recommend it, especially for powering front-end affiliate-driven campaigns.

    Hope that helps
    Kyle
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    • Profile picture of the author leesoes
      Originally Posted by Kyle Tully View Post

      Hey Gordon

      I've been using RAP for a year or two now and overall I think it's a fantastic product.

      Like all software there are little bugs that arise and patches that need to be applied, but the support has always been excellent and I've never had any major issues.

      The only little problem I ever have -- and this might be common among all Paypal-driven sites -- is users not getting download links.

      I'm still not sure if this is due to them not clicking the "return to merchant" link or if there really is a problem with certain browser combinations. Seems about 1 in 25 people don't get a link and email support for help. Just haven't had time to look into it.

      I still highly recommend it, especially for powering front-end affiliate-driven campaigns.

      Hope that helps
      Kyle
      Hi Kyle,

      Here's what I want to do in simple words:
      • I want to make a membership site as my front end product which I will promote my another products in that membership site (back end products)
      • Every people that sign up as member can sign up to be an affiliate.
      • The affiliates only need to sign up once as affiliate of my membership site (front end product) and will get commissions every time people they refer as new member buy backend products anytime (not in OTO or downsell).
      Is this what You mean by "powering front'end affiliate driven campaign"?

      If SO, it means I can use RAP to do what I want, right?

      Looking for Your reply

      Thanks Kyle

      leesoes
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      • Profile picture of the author SageSound
        Originally Posted by leesoes View Post

        Here's what I want to do in simple words:
        • I want to make a membership site as my front end product which I will promote my another products in that membership site (back end products)
        • Every people that sign up as member can sign up to be an affiliate.
        • The affiliates only need to sign up once as affiliate of my membership site (front end product) and will get commissions every time people they refer as new member buy backend products anytime (not in OTO or downsell).
        Yes, RAP will let you do this.

        There are two or three solutions now for using RAP for Membership sites.

        1) the straight Membership+ addon
        2) Mbr+ addon as well as the WP Integration Pack for Wordpress
        3) Rapid Action Press that integrates RAP with Wordpress

        There's also a Subscription addon.

        You have a lot of flexibility in how you arrange compensation for affiliates, JVs, and equity partners on both 1- and 2-tier models.

        HTH
        -David
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        • Profile picture of the author leesoes
          Originally Posted by SageSound View Post

          Yes, RAP will let you do this.

          There are two or three solutions now for using RAP for Membership sites.

          1) the straight Membership+ addon
          2) Mbr+ addon as well as the WP Integration Pack for Wordpress
          3) Rapid Action Press that integrates RAP with Wordpress

          There's also a Subscription addon.

          You have a lot of flexibility in how you arrange compensation for affiliates, JVs, and equity partners on both 1- and 2-tier models.

          HTH
          -David

          thanks david
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  • Profile picture of the author netkickstart
    Definitely, all the products listed in the link in my sig are not only for RAP, but are sold using RAP.
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    • Profile picture of the author globalpro
      Mine is in my sig also. It's powered by RAP.

      Thanks,

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Fulfer
    I've been using RAP since last November and now have it on about 10 to 15 sites.
    One of the things I like most about it is the way it can be easily configured to work with just about any idea or way of setting up a site. Its a VERY flexible software and there are plug-ins for almost anything you could think of that isn't already included.

    The support is also something that sets it apart, Sid is constantly doing upgrades and patches to improve the software. He just did a new version release a few weeks ago with some awesome new features and is constantly sending patches for any issues the 1000+ users find.
    The support and consistent improvements is why I give RAP a 10/10 recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author VaultBoss
    Hello, Gordon!

    My software (could be yours, too), Template Genie is sold on a RAP powered site.

    I have a particularly tweaked setup for this purpose, starting with customized presales pages for each JV partner I have plus the automatic generation of activation keys on the protected download pages.

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    I have even tested something like the regular squeeze >> sales >> upsell offer here (for my newest eBook LinkedIn related), with great success and high subscription rates...

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    A more simple approach you may find here:
    Profiting From Daily Trends but still having video onpage and huge multiple files video downloads deliveries just as the one above...

    --

    Thanks for asking! You're welcome on checking all of them...

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author nikolaaa
    I use RAP for my last two products (check signature) and it's working perfect.
    Support and community is excellent!
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