Product: EPS (located at: http://getpaidwithepstoday.weebly.com)
Review Summary: They claim this is a legitimate ’email processing job’ but unfortunately that is just something they made up. This is a sketchy ‘pay to play’ affiliate marketing program with no tangible product or training. I do not recommend this.
Price: $25 + $10 up sell
How This Works
First off I just want to be absolutely clear that this is NOT in any way, shape or form some kind of email processing job or business. That is a blatant lie, plain and simple. This kind of marketing in itself is a huge red flag.
So what is it exactly?
They are selling you the ‘privilege’ to promote a bag of air. After you buy your bag of air you then go out and attempt to convince others to buy the same bag of air, at which time you’ll make a cool $25.
Sounds silly I know, but you aren’t actually selling people anything other than the right to sell the same system you just bought!
It’s a bit like a Ponzi scheme without the mlm downline in this way. The money the company gets from new affiliates is it’s primary source of revenue and is the same money they use to pay out affiliates.
Here’s an example of how it works: The company originally sells 10 memberships on it’s own and makes $250. Those same 10 people go out and get 1 person each themselves. This brings an additional 10 people/ $250 into the company which now has $500 total. The company pays out $250 to those original 10 affiliates for their efforts, so it now has $250. Literally every single person that joins through those ‘founding’ 10 members makes the company zero profit. There could be millions of memberships sold and not $1 would get paid to the company…
In other words, the company only makes money themselves ($25 a pop) every time someone signs up directly with no affiliate having referred that person.
I guess it’s a fairly easy sell to unsuspecting people since it’s low cost and who doesn’t like 100% commissions right?
The problem here is that they clearly have little faith in people actually producing. They have NO reason to help you succeed and why would they? They only make money one time when they sign a person up directly.
This shows that the training and support is very likely going to be second rate.
The whole thing doesn’t sit right with me and I think you can see why, they MUST stand to gain something by offering this affiliate program or it is entirely pointless!
How They Really Make Money With Their Affiliate Program
Whenever you think of signing up to something like this it’s always good to understand how the company stands to gain. They certainly aren’t doing it out of kindness that’s for sure!
There are 2 main ways they could be making money from this:
Upselling: They provide people a ‘done for you’ website at an additional $10 which isn’t too bad in terms of cost. Most likely they push this pretty hard right away to maximise their initial revenue. This would all be done automatically after you purchase and through their email system.
They are actually giving people a free Weebly website (https://www.weebly.com/pricing) with their sales page template pre-installed so they make 100% profit on selling you this. They would make this money off everyone who signs up regardless of who signed them up.
Cool, at least there is one possibly legit reason they are doing this!
This can also mean upselling you into tons of other programs they are involved with as well though so it’s not all good news. This is very common practice among these kinds of websites. A lot of the time programs like this will push all kinds of promo offers via email and in the members area as standard fair. Be careful what you buy into, they often promote whatever pays them the most.
Possible Foul Play: They do not disclose what affiliate network they use so how legitimate their set-up is cannot be determined. An affiliate network is a third party responsible for facilitating sales and commission payouts to affiliates.
In other words, they might not be paying out what they are supposed to be which would explain why they are ‘giving’ affiliates 100% commissions. Unless they are running this through a credible third party affiliate network you are taking them at their word that you’re being paid what is rightfully owed. I recommend looking very closely at what system they have in place for tracking your commissions.
There’s also the distinct possibility they’ll rent or sell your private information to the highest bidder to make this worth their while. This is a lot more common and profitable than you might think.
Assuming It’s Actually Legit…
Even if this was totally legit and there was nothing off about it there are some things you need to understand before signing up.
Firstly, affiliate programs are free to join and you should not have to pay just to promote something. Plain and simple.
There are thousands of companies out there like Amazon, eBay, ClickBank, CJ for example that allow you to promote millions of different products at no cost to join whatsoever. You are bringing these companies new customers so they stand to gain without charging you a fee.
Secondly, this is affiliate marketing and as such requires the most important ingredient of all in order for you to succeed. Without this ONE thing it is actually impossible for you to make any money at all.
I’m not being dramatic I promise!
It’s called ‘traffic’… AKA website visitors. You can have the best offer in the world but without getting people in front of that offer you’ll make nothing.
These people are teaching you to post links in social media and craigslist etc which is not only spammy but totally useless if you’re looking to make real money. Social media can be awesome if you learn how to add value to people and connect with them over time, but to think you’ll sign up and push your offers to make money is not going to be very profitable.
I’m sorry but you’ll be in for a rude shock because people hate that crap and I can’t blame them, wouldn’t you?
You’re only legit option is paid advertising and unless you know what you are doing that could empty your pockets real fast.
Your best option is to drive targeted traffic to your offers for free by building your own website and leveraging Google, Yahoo and Bing. This is an incredibly powerful and ultimately profitable strategy to get tons of daily traffic the right way- without spamming people.
If you are looking for a legit way to make money online I can honestly say this is not the way to go. There is no product and the whole set-up is sketchy at best, not to mention you are being taught to spam social media and classifieds to get traffic which is useless.
It might only be $25 (strictly no refunds btw) but to make money with this you’ll be buying a lot of traffic. If you are new to internet marketing you’ll have no idea how to make those advertising dollars count and I can say from experience that is not a good boat to be in.
If you are going to pay all that extra money for training and advertising then you are far better off promoting a more legitimate and worthwhile program in my opinion.
I do not recommend this to people getting started and it goes without saying most half decent marketers wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole. I am calling this a scam on the basis of very misleading marketing, nothing of value in what you are buying and an overall shady system.