Product: My Laptop Lifestyle
Price: $1.95 - $1000's
The sales video portrays what most people want, an easy way to make tons of money and live a care free lifestyle. I get it, who doesn't want that! Unfortunately, this system is a 100% scam and I will prove this beyond any shadow of a doubt in this review. Yep, I actually paid for this crap.
I have to admit, this scam made me kinda angry. The reason being, they are clearly targeting people that do not know how making money with a website works. I personally make money building and ranking websites online so I knew before I even paid for this that it was full of it.
Nevertheless, I threw a couple of bucks their way to show you guys proof and I will objectively show you why I call this a scam so you know where I'm coming from.
What Is My Laptop Lifestyle?
The sales video spits out a bunch of hype about making lots of money quickly... blah blah. They go as far as to guarantee you will make $150 by tonight:
They also show income proof of a real Paypal account which was a nice touch. No doubt, the folks behind this scam do have decent sized bank accounts. From scamming people. There is no possible way they have made this income with this system because there is NO system as I will show you.
Once I paid the $1.95 to access this I was immediately taken to a page trying to sell me all kinds of addittional products. There were 3 upsells in total as shown below...
Upsell 1 ($97)
Apparently, you need to pay these guys almost 100 bucks to submit your website to Google, Yahoo and Bing.
FACT: Submitting a website to Google, Yahoo and Bing is quite literally a 2 minute job for me, and as a newbie it'd probably take you about 5-10 minutes. Really? Yes. It's that drop dead simple these days that a 5 year old could it. I am not exaggerating here. If you are reading this review, you can easily submit your site to the search engines that matter. My point, you don't need to pay them $97 for such a basic task.
I also found it funny how they start the upsell video by saying "your website is currently under construction and our team is busy with the design and technical elements as we speak". See screenshot below:
I promise you, there is nothing under construction.
Upsell Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0gIYl0t7B4
Upsell 2 ($199)
In this upsell they are asking for almost 200 bucks to submit your website to the "top 750 web directories around the world". The truth is, this is an old tactic that is rarely used these days. According to some SEO experts, it does still have merit to a point IF you choose the most high quality and relevant directories. I get tons of free visitors to my sites each month and I have NEVR done this, so it sure as heck isn't necessary.
We have NO way of knowing which directories they are going to submit the site to either which makes it a bad choice to buy. Given the large number of directories they say they are going to submit your site to, they probably intend on submitting it to as many free directories as possible. Meaning, this would take them all of a few minutes and won't help your website rank.
Upsell Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIWAXZeDOWw
Upsell 3 ($27 per month)
This is a vague coaching program where they say they will "make sure you succeed". Not a bad price for coaching, although after everything I have seen to this point I seriously doubt it holds any value whatsoever. Call me skeptical.
Upsell Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNWcZX8qzf
Inside The Members Area
Once I got past all of that nonsense I landed in the members area. You are first greeted with a short welcome video with no voice, just text and some background music. It briefly shows you to complete the 3 steps below the video and was overall useless. I'll show you what each step contains.
Step 1 (Buy More Stuff)
In the video they said they had a 'design team' working on building my website... apparently not. This step tells you to click on the button to 'setup' your website.
After clicking the button I was taken to a sales video for a company called Servr Cloud which is a web hosting company. This is were things went from bad to worse. The video tells you that they will build you a free money making website and give you everything you need to get up and running. Kinda like what the last guy said and I what I thought I'd already paid for.
This eventually leads to them asking you for $97 for a domain name registration for just ONE year! That is absolutely out of this world crazy. I was speechless when I saw this:
FACT: You could register a domain name at NameCheap.com for just under $8 per year or any number of registrars for less than $15 per year. I am not kidding, have a look.
So, after all the hype and stories they have told us, they do NOT even give you a website! They simply link you to a company they are affiliated with that charges insane prices for domain names and who provide some mystery website with it that is probably just a cookie cutter template.
If you want hosting on top of this (absolutely essential) this will cost you between $564- $3,324 for 1 year. Again, this is absolutely insane pricing for a new website. Period. You would only pay that if you had a well established site getting TONS of visitors and even then you would choose a much more reputable and established company given how important it is. I would.
FACT: You could go to any legitimate company and get hosting for less than $50 for an entire year.
Step 2 (Link To a Free Service)
This step is literally just submitting your website to a free website directory called Entire Web. That's it! You didn't have to buy this crap to do this since anyone can submit their site for free. To make matters worse, this company sells an SEO service for $39 per month and many people have reported entireweb.com to be a scam.
I haven't used the service myself, but it doesn't look very good based on the reviews and considering it is being recommended by this scam.
Step 3 (Another Directory Service)
Quite simply, type in your domain name and this tool submits it to almost 2,000 directory services which almost certainly won't help you or your website. Again, this is an OLD strategy that can work IF you go through high quality directories but mass submitting like this is useless. It won't help you rank.
Not only that, after giving it a dummy run it didn't even work!
Is Servr Cloud a Scam?
Looking into this web hosting company a little further and I found the website was registered by a UK based company called SCB Digital Ltd in December of 2015. This company is owned by a guy named Martin Benwell and I was unable to find anything more about this person online.
Whatever the case, this company is clearly connected to the MyLaptopLifestyle.org scammers because the video starts by saying "congratulations on your order" and clearly ties in with the sales pitch we've just been through. See the screenshot I took below:
There are no genuine reviews on this company that I could find. The only review was by an affiliate, or perhaps even the company itself. I won't elaborate on how I know this since that's another article, but the point is, there are no credible reviews to date from real users. Proceed with extreme caution.
What I Liked
What I Didn't Like
- Misleading hype about making quick and easy money
- There is NO website. As in, that was a total lie
- Charging INSANE amounts of money for basic services
- There is NO product and nothing to help you make even so much as $1
- Nonsense SEO advice- getting ranked is about creating good content!
In my opinion, this is a full blown scam.
This review may have sounded a little harsh, but when you've seen the sheer number of scams that I have you come to know how they work. They have told you that you will be getting a super awesome money making website and after you pay they simply refer you to an overpriced web hosting scheme!
In other words, they have blatantly lied to people about what they are getting.
These con artists are targeting the moms and dads of the world, people who are desperate to make money quickly, the elderly and anyone who doesn't understand making money online or website building. It honestly makes me angry when I see crap like this because I know there are going to be many who fall victim.
The only saving grace is that you could get a refund through the ClickBetter affiliate network. They are good for giving a refund but I cannot speak for the web hosting company and if you buy anything over the phone. These people are likely going to share your information and spam you so you may want to be careful of this.They will likely attempt to sell you more stuff over the phone as well which can make it near impossible to recover your money.
Anyway, I hope this review has been helpful and shown you what to expect on the inside. There are honest and legitimate ways to make money online but unfortunately, this isn't one of them.