Program Name: Social Cash Robot
Review Summary: This is a revenue share system that claims you can make an unlimited income simply by purchasing shares and referring others to do the same. The marketing is misleading, the details vague and there are some very real drawbacks to consider before joining.
Price: Free- $49 per ‘share’
What Is SocialCashRobot.com?
This is an investment/ recruiting scheme that appears to be run by Paul Bertram and Chuck Sperry, the website was launched in February 2016 according to the Whois database.
The website’s domain is set to private and the website itself doesn’t tell people who’s behind it. I did some digging into their Facebook group and a thread on the moneymakergroup.com forum to learn about Paul and Chuck.
I wasn’t able to find much information at all about these guys online so it’s hard to know what kind of companies they’ve been involved with over the years.
One Of Many Red Flags
According to the company, people are primarily purchasing these $49 shares to gain access to their downloadable products. The same products that are worth exactly nothing and have zero to do with the real reason anyone is signing up.
This ‘product’ is literally made up of promo material that is given to people for free by product vendors to affiliates! We are somehow expected to believe people continue paying $49 over and over to access the same pile of crap… righto.
This is an obvious legal disclaimer which begs the question of why is it even necessary?
The reason the product exists in the first place is to try and legitimise this operation and avoid being flagged as a ponzi, plain and simple.
How This Works
There are 3 main ways you can earn with this…
This is just like any other traffic exchange or rev share program, click ads to make a few cents at best. Personally, I can’t see why people would waste their time on this.
Investing in Shares
Each ‘share’ can be purchased for $49 and apparently pays out an unlimited ROI based on the revenue gained through an undisclosed third party company they run.
This mystery company apparently purchases likes, shares and tweets from a bunch of wholesalers and re-sells these to their exclusive business clients across the globe. These clients are apparently looking to build their following and online presence.
Firstly, that is not what is happening in my opinion and I have good reason to say this as I will explain shortly.
Secondly, buying and selling artificial likes, shares and tweets is a questionable way to build your online presence and not something I would personally support or purchase in any way whatsoever. It certainly won’t help a business’s Google rankings by any stretch.
Third, the income is not ‘unlimited’ on each share as the marketing material vaguely suggests. It is only unlimited when you continue to re-invest your earnings back in to purchase more shares.
Think about it this way for a moment…
If the way they are gaining revenue really is how they say then they are using your money to purchase a ‘product’ at wholesale and sell it at retail to their clients. That product is only going to make them x amount of profit because it is a one time order of x amount of likes, shares or tweets etc.
This means they MUST only be able to pay you a set amount according to how much profit each deal makes them.
Throughout the website they really do explain things in an annoying and convoluted manner which only serves to confuse people about the true nature of this operation.
Lastly, why on earth are they so secretive about who they are and the details on this supposedly legit third party company? If everything was actually above board there would be absolutely no need for this kind of behaviour.
You are able to sign up for free and start recruiting others who may or may not invest in these shares. If they do, you will earn a 10% commission on whatever they purchase.
You will also earn a 5% commission based on what their referrals purchase.
According to the website, affiliates are not required to purchase shares to be able to recruit others:
According to a recent review published by behindmlm.com it appears as though at one point SCR did in fact require the purchase of one $49 share for affiliates to participate in the referral program.
Why the sudden change?
Possibly because the company feared being seen as a recruitment style ponzi scheme that pays existing affiliates with investment revenue gained through new affiliates.
The Truth About The ‘Free Share’
There’s a lot of talk about how amazing this free share is but it comes with some pretty uncool strings attached. That is, you must sign up to a $7 trial of the Empower Network.
If you don’t cancel within that 14 days you’ll be charged $116.95 per month for the Kalatu Blogging system, some hosting and the rights to re-sell ONLY the products you have purchased yourself.
I want to take a special moment to point out to people how massively overpriced and under value that blogging system really is. The link above will take you to my full review if you want to learn more.
These guys are literally charging people $1403.40 per year for a freaking blog! For that price you’d think it’d be all kinds of awesome right? Unfortunately it’s really not.
In comparison to a much more affordable WordPress website these Kalatu blogs do not perform or rank any better in the search engines. In fact, they have less functionality and they only give you a limited number of generic cookie cutter templates. Templates that are mostly (if not all) geared towards promoting EN!
This company sells unsuspecting people low value products appearing to be really worthwhile as a window dressing for EN’s real purpose- driving as many people as possible through their high ticket mlm sales funnel.
Update May 2016: Soon after publishing this review, the website has removed it’s free share/ Empower Network offer.
The main thing you are going to need to do to build your downline in SCR is drive tons of targeted traffic to your affiliate links. This is going to become quite a time consuming and overall fruitless exercise given the methods they are showing people:
Traffic exchanges and solo ads. Next…
These are some of the lowest quality forms of traffic available and require tons of views and clicks to get you any conversions. It’s cheap for a reason. People viewing your offer are only doing so to gain credits so that other people can view their ads.
Solo ads are simply paying to spam someones existing email list. Cool… if you’re into that kind of thing I guess.
What I Liked
What I Didn’t Like
- All the signs of a ponzi scheme
- Very secretive owners
- No information about the legitimacy of the company they allegedly gain all their profit through, the same profit they are supposedly paying investors with
- Vague about how long and how much each share is going to pay you
- Promote EN and their Kalatu blogging platform
- Give people either expensive or low quality traffic generation methods to build their downline
Signing up to this program could possibly make you some money, yes. The problem is that money comes in the form of an unknown ROI within an unknown period of time and is quite likely coming from new investors.
If the existing members are paid primarily from new members then the eventuality is a collapse when recruiting slows down. As soon as recruiting slows, so does the ROI amount and length of time to pay out for these so called shares. When people stop making money they naturally start dropping out of the system.
The end result is lost money, frustration and a lot of disappointment depending on how deep you were into things at the time.
I do not recommend this to anyone.
No online business will pay you large sums of money as easily as these guys are making out because real success takes time, learning and consistent effort- not some push button system.