Do you have 12min to spare?
Would you like to start your own online business?
Well, with just those 12min at your disposal, you might be able to make money online.
12 Minute Affiliate creator tells us this is, indeed, possible.
I did get scammed twice in the past, and one of those products promised I was going to make money in a very short time.
So imagine when I saw this one: 12min to riches!
I simply could not ignore it but had to check it out to see if this is a scam or a legit program.
This is what I found out:
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What is 12 Minutes Affiliate?
This is a done-for-you system, sold via JVZoo and Clickbank.
Apparently, through its funnel, you will be able to start earning immediately and up to $460 per day.
The landing pages, products to promote, e-mail swipes are all included in the package.
1. We know who the owner is!
Finally, I get to review a product that has an owner we can meet.
Devon Brown is a very likable guy, experienced online marketer and all in all knows what he’s talking about.
I like his style and I only wish he was less susceptible to hype. But, more about that later.
2. You can get your money back in case you are not satisfied with the product.
1. Devon Brown promises a new way to earning money online, but all this is just landing pages, email swipes and you need to buy traffic.
I don’t think this is the way to build your business online.
Especially, not if you are just starting out.
If you haven’t had any experience as yet with making money online, do you even know how to buy traffic online?
Do you know how to buy the best solo ads to send them your emails?
2. Solo ads are not for beginners in online marketing, because you will not know how to chose them, and how to manage your email list.
It’s always risky to be relying on solely one type of traffic.
In this case, you are encouraged to buy solo ads.
To generate enough sales to make the amount of money per day that Devon is talking about, you need to buy a huge list for solo ads and that will not be cheap.
Also, what about the organic, targeted traffic? With this system, you are not given any training on how to generate free leads.
Yes, you can use your social media accounts, but spamming those with affiliate links will get you banned sooner than you can say 12 Minute Affiliate.
4. Hidden costs
You will also have to buy the membership with an autoresponder company.
That, depending on how many people you have on your list, can cost you anything from $15-$$$. (Note if you are going to use free service like Mail Chimp, they don’t like affiliate marketing).
5. Unrealistic earning expectations
No, you are not going to be earning $460 per day in 12 minutes, nor will it take you only 12 minutes to set up the business.
It maybe takes Devon 12 minutes to do all that, but he created the software so he knows exactly what goes where and how.
But, if you are just starting out, you won’t know what to do first and what to do next.
Just to read through the sales page takes longer than 12 minutes.
Why, oh why, do creators of programs like these shoot themselves in the foot by making such silly claims.
It only makes us not trust them and not to take them seriously.
If Devon Brown had launched his product but were straight forward with all of us and said that this is a good system but it will take some time and effort to work out an implement, I’d be more willing to listen.
This way, I know form the outset this is just hype, aimed at those who are desperate to start earning money online (just like I was a year and a half ago, hence being scammed twice!).
There is no nice way of putting this, but to make money online, you need to do some work.
Then, train in whatever is your field of interest online, and implement everything you’ve learned.
Work some more!
Devon Brown works super hard. He’s created this software. He’s created the promo video. Then the webinar.
Then, the sale’s page. He’s active in his FB group.
This all takes time and effort!
What do you think why is he doing all this, if he’s got a done-for-you system that brings him money without any effort?
Well, because, this system is not as simple to work as he makes it out to be, and because like any good internet marketer out there, he knows without hard work there will be no sales!
6. What happens to your business if Devon decides not to look after 12 Minutes Affiliate it anymore?
Need I even elaborate on this?
I’m so not a huge fan of done-for-you programs because they, in essence, belong to someone else. Not to you.
You might think it does, but it doesn’t.
If the owner of the product decides to disappear, your business goes with him.
And, you are none the wiser about how online marketing works and have to look for another shiny object to try to make money with.
It’s much better to learn how to build your own business online, and then you will have the knowledge to pull yourself up from whatever the situation. (I have a suggestion how to go about learning affiliate marketing – read on)
7. The Cost and Upsells
It costs $9.95 for a 14 day trial.
Then it’s $47 per month (one niche) or $97 per month (three niches).
One time payment