The Chris Farrell membership helps newbies get started online.
The training is clear and easy to follow, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. That being said, it’s not perfect and there are some drawbacks to consider.
I purchased this program myself, and I’ll show you what to expect on the inside.
Chris Farrell Membership Review
If there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s sales hype.
I found Chris’ sales video to be pretty low key and of a high quality, there was no pushy sales tactics or “look at how rich I am” type stuff. This was a big plus in my books.
Anyone pushing hype, overnight riches or ‘secret’ push button techniques is a big no go for me.
Chris Farrell started out his Internet marketing career in 2008 and has been kicking goals ever since. He produces mostly coaching programs to help people make money online. Chris has created at least 8 programs in his career that I can find and has put out some very worthwhile training.
I think overall he is just a pretty likeable kind of guy that delivers value to people. Nice to see when the internet is so full of scams.
Inside The Training
The product in question contains a number of bite-sized videos in different categories to help people start an Internet marketing business. The core product is getting people to opt-in to an email list you own, and then marketing affiliate products to them.
This is a proven way to make money online, and it does work.
Anyways, here are the main categories of video training you receive inside CFM.
10 Minutes To Success
This is some basic getting started training to create a 3 page website designed to get subscribers into your email list. It is done over a 31 day period, which personally I think is way too long for what you are actually doing here.
You won’t be making money by the end of this time, it is pretty much just a practice website you are making in the ‘screen writing’ niche. You basically set everything up using a plugin so that it is done for you.
The good thing about this training is that if you have never had any experience online whatsoever, you will learn some of the absolute basics in setting up a 3 page ‘opt-in’ website. Nothing fancy though this is very basic stuff.
Making Money Labs
This section contains quite a bit of useful information for people to learn. There are a few up-sells for different products within it, which is ok but you may end up spending more than you thought at the outset.
What I liked in particular was the ‘OP lite’ training that is designed to take people by the hand and teach them how to actually build their own unique 3 page website to gain subscribers. With enough training this is the section where people can actually build something original and use it to make some money.
What I didn’t like about this is that it is kind of buried amongst a lot of other stuff, this is one of the most important aspects of the training for this product and I think it should be highlighted better to make it easier for people. But that’s just me.
I also have to say I don’t really agree with his summary on making money online:
Having said that, it does depend on what exactly you are trying to achieve online. Maybe saying “that is all you need to create a 3 page opt-in style website and do email marketing to make money” would be more appropriate in my opinion…
I Love Traffic
This is the section is designed to teach people how to actually get traffic. With the simple squeeze page system you are following, the most important part will be getting traffic.
Chris mainly talks about Facebook advertising and video marketing with this training and there are definitely some useful tips here. He also discusses forum marketing and guest blogging.
Ok so to me this is one of the biggest value sections in this program. It will teach someone the basics of setting up a website and how to add to it.If you’ve never built a website using WordPress, this will shed some light on the matter.
The problem here is that it’s very basic and you are not taught some of the most fundamental concepts you will need to learn to actually make money with a proper website, such as:
- Keyword research
- Getting free traffic by ranking in Google, Bing and other search engines (this is not included anywhere in this entire membership)
- Very, very basic website training that will not lead you to creating an authority website in itself
So that’s the run-down on the members area and what is being offered. Definitely some great value training here for the price.
What I Liked
- Chris seems pretty genuine and not a typical guru
- The training is very easy to follow and is in video format
- You will learn some new things the right way, nothing ‘black hat’
- Low cost to get involved
- Reasonable support, better than most
What I Didn’t Like
- Training is very basic for people to progress with their own website, other than just squeeze page marketing
- The support is there, but it is not great. The forum is almost dead and the comments below the training aren’t very helpful
- There is very little training on getting free organic traffic through search engines
Who Should Buy?
This product is designed for complete newbies to Internet marketing and those that just want to pursue an easy squeeze page system first and foremost. It’s not for people wanting to learn how to create a fully fledged website leveraging organic traffic.
Tools, Training and Support
For the mooney I would say there is a lot of value and you will definitely learn some useful skills as a newbie. Training is very basic however and does not scale unless you want to purchase mentoring at a pretty hefty price.
The tools are mostly outsourced, you have to buy, such as hosting and any of the done for you stuff. The support is good, but not great. The community aspect is very close to not being very useful at all.
Overall I think this is a great beginner program. The marketing is very ethical and the program itself delivers good value to newbies looking to get started online.
That being said, there are better alternative for roughly the same price when you factor in having to pay for additional website hosting. I also think there are more in-depth training programs that show you how to get free traffic through search engines.
Whatever you decide, I hope this has helped you make a more informed decision!