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I am a bit wary of a name like this right off the bat so I went into looking at this program in a negative state of mind from the get-go. I was not disappointed in being disappointed.
Deadbeat Super Affiliate,
My report on this program
Name: Deadbeat Super Affiliate
Price: $17 – $49 – $97 – $144
Owners: Dan Brock
Overall Rank: 4 0ut of 10
First off I discovered Dan Brock has been around quite a while and his track record is not one to be bragged about, according to many negative reviews of his programs. One that stands out, in particular, was a program called Profit Zone that he was working back in 2010. This program was an Amazon affiliate niche site program, and it was a hard program to make money on without using blackhat marketing.
This new program does have similarities with the earlier one in that he is again promoting black hat marketing and that is a major no-no to us who take honest hard work marketing seriously.
I took a good look at Deadbeat Super Affiliate and I have to warn you about this program. In other words, be alert.
The program itself is actually set up pretty good as far as building your website and getting it all SEO’ed properly. They have a grouping of lessons that walk you through this process and that in itself is alright. The program has two upsells which really are reasonable if the program stuck to honest marketing, but that is one of the catches. Several other upsells are offered that are black hat in nature and of course, Dan is selling them as an affiliate. Personally, I don’t like it when people take you in with a small amount to pay, then to discover that you need more information and that you have to pay more, and more.
As you go through the lessons it soon becomes evident that he wants you to promote this website using many questionable practices, some involving these other upsell programs he is also selling instead of by ranking well using organic traffic and building site trust, and advertising which is the proper way to do this. E.g. One video has instructions to “do something carefully so you don’t get caught”. That’s not my way of doing business.
(Black hat means “Things that are looked down upon by the marketers. Marketers who do things the legal way and who avoid things that are not complete ethical”)
See the dictionaries definition of Black Hat
Anyone with any experience in affiliate marketing can tell you, profit numbers cannot be promised in set amounts of time, and as soon as one see’s these kinds of claims that is the first sign to start to back away.
It proved to be the case here with this program.
The opening video I first watched promoting this program stated I could sleep my way to affiliate sales. I know how much work a productive affiliate website takes as I have several working as we speak and I would be happy to have you take a look at how I built them if you wish, [click here to visit one of my Dutch websites] and trust me sleeping was not a part of them whatsoever.
On the contrary, if anything, it was a lack of sleep that got them where they are today.
Black Hat Tactics
The next thing that got me really going was this man was wanting me to be buying links and building link pyramids and the likes, all tactics that will get a site banned from Google and also what I call cheater tactics.
I never buy links from any place and I do not build link trees that are looked upon as bad SEO. I believe in doing it the right way and my websites will be around for years and years while I would be willing to go out on a limb and say most if not all of these types of sites they are promoting will be banned and gone within a year.
Google is addressing this kind of “Backlinking” practices in their current update called “Penguin”. Where websites with an enormous amount of backlinks, which are totally not niche related, get sandboxed.
This video also claimed he made over 12K in the first month and again, as an experienced affiliate marketer I know that is a complete fantasy number unless he is not explaining a part of this program he is using. It just does not add up. I do believe this program does earn this amount of money for him, but not the tactics of this program.
When someone promises you the world and you can have it without any hard work you must ask yourself why.
In the world of marketing pretty much everyone has a reason for offering you something and 8 out of 10 times that something is not worth the time or the energy for you to waste on it.
The other two times the deals offered are really good programs that work and they are out there and available to everyone right now but finding them can be a real challenge.
This program, Deadbeat Super Affiliate offered me a set amount of profits in the first month, and upsell after upsell, however, I do believe there are people making real money with this program.
The training program of Deadbeat Super Affiliate looks genuine and I am pretty sure that Dan has the intention to help you but:
- Dan makes this sound far too easy.
- The upsells are a dishonest way to try to squeeze more money from people.
I can not say that Deadbeat Super Affiliate is a scam, but some tactics are on the edge of honesty, and for this reason alone, I give this program my thumb down.
I must admit, not everyone will succeed at Wealthy Affiliate, but when I, as housewife and mother of 6 can succeed, without any foreknowledge, you can too!
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