Product: 20 Minute Results
Owner: Mark Barrett & Paul Prissick
This is all about using paid traffic to build an email list. Then, send those subscribers to a duplicate blog you upload and make money from ad impressions, clicks and when a small number of them fill out a form through one of those ads. It's not a scam, but there are drawbacks.
Chances are you got an email like me and watched the sales video, you are dying to know if it's really possible to start making $100 per day online by putting in just 20 minutes worth of work. Well, call me a skeptic but I seriously doubted this claim because I've heard it all before. That said, I was curious enough to buy and since it was only 6 bucks, it's not a huge risk.
What Is The 20 Minute Results System?
The product was launched on October 2016 by Paul Prissick and Mark Barrett who are pretty well known for selling their products within the Warrior Plus marketplace. The sales page did a great job of telling us what the product isn't, so if you are confused about what it actually is, I can't blame you!
Apparently, this is a "brand new method" using 100% free traffic that has nothing to do with CPA, affiliate marketing, PPC, social media or any of the usual stuff. Mark also goes on to say it's made them over $250k and it's super amazing. Cool.
Here's some interesting facts I discovered after buying though:
- There is ZERO training on getting free traffic, absolutely nothing in the core training
- Capture pages, email marketing, and monetising a blog with advertising is NOT brand new
- This does have to do with CPA marketing. You make money when advertising is served to website visitors and when they click on those ads. However, a good chunk of revenue is made through the last strategy in this system... when your website visitors fill out a form with a company you are affiliated with you earn a commission. This is the definition of CPA marketing.
I'm not sure what these guys are playing at here, why tell people one thing and deliver another?
Inside The Members Area
There's a quick welcome video and the core training consists of 8 short videos delivered by Paul. The entire training goes for under 30 minutes. I'll give you a quick overview of these videos below...
Paul explains why he thinks affiliate marketing is so hard and why this method is so much better. Basically, because you won't be selling anything. You make money with advertising and CPA offers.
Talks about how he's made over $250k with this method and says he made his first sale of $176 with a small solo ad. A solo ad is basically paying a fee to send out emails to another persons email list. I'm not a huge fan of solo ads since you are renting someone else's list and spamming them with your offers. But maybe since you aren't selling anything it could work better with this method. Maybe.
This is where the core concept is revealed. Essentially, your job is to send people to a squeeze page where you will collect their email address, after which the person will automatically be sent to a 'thank you' page. This page is the start of how you actually make money with this system.
The 'thank you' page works by asking the person to complete 3 simple steps to get their free report, but it has a hidden agenda as I explain below.
Step 1: This is a 'VIP download' which kind of looks as if it is part of the process the person must go through to get their free report, it's not. This is really just a way to get the person to fill out a form. When they do, you get a small commission from the website who's form they fill out. So, you are not selling the person anything, you are getting paid when they fill out a form which is CPA marketing.
Step 2: The second link on the thank you page takes the person to your cookie cutter blog, which is pre-loaded with duplicate content and a ton of ads to get people clicking. This is what the entire system hinges on, sending out emails to your subscribers to get them to your blog so you can make money from ad impressions, clicks and when they complete forms and offers through those ads.
Step 3: This step asks the person to check their email to get the report they signed up for... this is generally just basic content and contains nothing actionable. It is designed to get the person to your blog and clicking on ads.
Here's my problem with this... the person just gave you their email address to get access to your free report, but the way the page is set up they end up filling out a completely irrelevant form as part of the 'steps' they need to take to receive it. This would no doubt annoy your subscribers since you sent them on a wild goose chase just to get the report they originally signed up for.
This gives you an overview of the first 2 emails that you are going to be sending to your list, these are the people who give you their email on your squeeze page. Your goal is to get them onto your blog where they will hopefully click on one of your ads.
Paul takes you through some of the different types of blogs you could use with this system. The possibilities are practically endless but he emphasises focussing on the more popular topics that attract the most people. For example, travel, weight loss, quitting smoking, debt relief etc.
Paul starts off by suggesting that you could easily use Google Adsense within the scope of this system but goes on to give you another way if your account has been banned.
Here's the thing, you should NOT use this method with Adsense. Period. Why? You will struggle getting your account approved to begin with and even if you do, you will almost certainly have it banned since all of the content is duplicate. The Webmaster Quality Guidelines page of Google that Adsense clearly states that duplicate content and 'cookie cutter' websites like this violate their terms.
Even for good websites full of unique content, it is not uncommon to hear about accounts getting banned. So this is really just asking for trouble. Not only that, but I have actually used Adsense myself and I can tell you that it takes a TON of traffic to make profitable. It's legit, but you need a boatload of traffic or you'll make peanuts. Plain and simple.
The platform Paul recommends you use is called RevenueHits.com which is actually said to be a solid alternative to Adsense. Getting accepted is guaranteed, the payment threshold is low and they apparently pay decent rates for impressions and clicks etc. I haven't used this network myself so I can't speak from experience, but it does seem pretty legit.
In this video Paul tells you that the traffic he used to get his results is "basically free" because it gave him a positive return on my investment. So, an experienced internet marketer used paid traffic to make a positive ROI... cool! But how on earth does that make the traffic free?? Paid traffic is paid traffic. Free traffic is free traffic. It makes no difference how much revenue results from your campaigns. Period.
He then recommends you use paid traffic also, since it's quicker than the free method.
Finally, the free traffic method the sale page was talking about is revealed:
I am not kidding when I say this is all of the training on getting free traffic within the course. Apparently there was a link in the PDF that shows takes you to a guy that is "good with getting videos ranked in Youtube". I checked that out and the link was broken. And more to the point... what videos and what method are you even referring to? Are we talking about review videos or some other method? There is literally nothing explained whatsoever!
The only other resources provided are a 'mashup' of brief social media videos and some Snapchat training videos that explain an entirely different system. Safe to say, the claim that you'll be shown free traffic is a complete joke and this is very disappointing. In fact, it really annoyed me. I mean, paid traffic can be very effective don't get me wrong. But it can end up costing you tons of money if you are a beginner, which most people who buy this would be.
Wraps up the training videos and presents a sales pitch for the 3 upsells. Since I skipped over these in the beginning, here they are:
Upsell 1 ($27): Access to their 'secret sources' of advertising partners and some email swipes.
Upsell 2 ($27): Download 50 blog posts full of duplicate content, useful within the scope of this system.
Upsell 3 ($197): Masterclass mentoring package.
The first 2 are (in my opinion) essential to making this work for a beginner. Otherwise you'll be lost at putting the emails together and putting content on your site.
The remainder of the members area is filled with ads, I mean tons of ads that appear to be 'free downloads' when they are not. For example, the screenshot below was taken from the members area where they claim it's a free download for a 21 step program.
This is NOT a free program. This is called MTTB which costs $49 to access those 21 steps. That system is designed to funnel people into the underlying mlm program called MOBE, where the products you are convinced to buy range up to $27,000 and beyond. Really? Yep. Right or wrong, this is a fact.
Why call something a 'free download' when it's a paid product? I mean, no matter which way you look at it, this is a blatant lie and it is the same theme running through most of the so called 'free bonuses' they put in the members area.
Quick Results For Cheap? Nope.
In a technical sense, you could set up a squeeze page, thank you page, generic blog, an email series and send traffic to it relatively quickly following this system. Yes. But to be successful you will need to branch out beyond the pages they give you which means more training, more cost and more time. Time spent learning, testing and tweaking.
The bottom line, building any online business takes time and this is no different.
Most people will need to buy addittional training to learn about setting up websites, traffic strategies, email marketing techniques etc along with $100's in additional costs like web hosting, domains, content creation, website design and sales funnel creation etc. For example, their recommended squeeze page creator is good but it costs about $100 per month.
Getting the addittional email swipes, their 10 advertising sources and the 50 blog package are going to be something a newbie would need with this system so you should budget for these too or you'll probably end up lost and confused. No doubt the 'masterclass' is where the real in depth training takes place, since the core training was pretty much just a brief overview at less than 3o minutes.
I'm not saying all of this to put you off, but I know if I was in your position I'd want to know the facts before I joined.
What I Liked
- Low price
- The concept itself does have merit could work with enough paid traffic
- The PDF does help considering the videos are so short
- You get 3 websites, some email swipes and squeeze page templates to download
What I Didn't Like
- Not the best way to use a blog/ website
- Claim the system teaches you all about free traffic when it simply tells you where to buy paid traffic
- Core training only goes for under 30 minutes in total
- Many aspects of making this system work left unexplained
- This will take a lot more time to get profitable than 20 minutes a day
- The blogs they give you for free are the same ones everyone else is going to use, meaning if you want to gain any kind of authority at all (key) you'll need something original
It's not a scam and the concept itself could work reasonably well if you could get enough traffic for the right price. My biggest beef is how the sales page says one thing and the product delivers another.
The overall concept can work to an extent and I can see some of the benefits. Instead of just promoting products to your list, you are sending them to your blog over and over again on autopilot to get useful content. If they click on your ads and ultimately, fill out a form connected with one of those ads you make money. You can effectively 'recycle' your paid traffic without promoting anything directly.
But you would need a LOT of traffic to make this work. The few cents you'll get for the impressions is nothing, so the real money is made when people click and fill out forms, which only a very small percentage will do. That is just how it works on most websites. This system relies on paid traffic which means you'll need to be throwing a solid chunk of cash at this to build a large enough email list and blog audience to make it work. I'm not saying it's impossible, but you should be prepared for this.
In my opinion, this is not the best way to leverage a website. I personally started from nothing and created an income by building websites, getting them ranked on Google and promoting worthwhile products via affiliate marketing. I have learned how to get tons of free, high quality and targeted traffic through the search engines every single day to my sites just by giving people the information they are already looking for. It's not hard when you learn how and it's a much more effective way to build your website audience and grow your email list in my opinion. Either way, at least you know what to expect if you do decide to buy. Hope this helps!