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Internet Millions – Don’t Do This

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009

If you like late night TV infomercials and girls wearing low cut tight shirts with lots of cleavage, then you’ve probably seen at least one of the commercials for Jeff Paul’s Internet Millions program. It promises to teach you how to make literally thousands of dollars a month with almost no effort so that you can live the life you dream about.

The first thing a buyer will realize is that there are a lot of DVDs to watch, which takes away the ease that’s promised in the commercials. The second thing, once you start checking out the videos, is that the “easy way” of making a lot of money is to spend a lot of money building a lot of websites. This means that most of the people who buy the program are already going to be at a disadvantage because they may not know anything about HTML or coding. They may not have thousands of websites of knowledge to create a bunch of websites. And folks, buying domain names, even if they’re relatively inexpensive, can get pricey if you continue buying a lot of them, and it’s not easy for one person to keep their eye on a lot of websites.

Having said that, one could argue that what Paul teaches in his program does offer people the opportunity to make money online. I don’t disagree with that. What I disagree with are a couple of things. One, the promise of easy millions that get people to pay exorbitant amounts of money on his programs. What, you say it’s only around $50 for his program? That’s just to get you in the door. Once you buy, you’re going to continue getting lots of phone calls with promises of making even more money as long as you’re willing to pony up more money for the right of better education. And it won’t stop until you get tough and get yourself off the list. There’s even one guy who set up a blog just to talk about the things he was getting from them without buying anything except the very first thing, and how often they were calling him to pitch their products; what an idea for a niche blog, eh?

Two, the commercials are so enticing that I’m surprised they’re not happy just raking in the money that those commercials have to be making and leaving people alone later on. And I know something about late night commercials; I used to be kind of a junkie for these things, no matter how good or bad they were. However, these commercials are lying. If you sat down one night and wrote down, then calculated, all the money that these people say they’re making, you’d realize that there wouldn’t be any money problems anywhere around the world because all you’d have to do is tax the few people in the commercial and every country would make a mint.

For instance, one guy said he made $125,000 in 10 days. Others were more “modest,” making that much in a month, or at least $50,000 a month. And, if you’ve paid any attention to the disclaimer, those results aren’t indicative of the kind of money that most people will make.

I’m sorry to say this, but I have to put this one in the category of a scam. There is no easy way to make money on the internet unless someone else is building your website, doing all the work, and it costs you almost nothing to pay for. This one will end up costing you way more money than you’ll ever make back; stay away.


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Although this is a serious subject, I smiled and chuckled as I read your words, Mitch, because what you share is, as Aussies say, spot on.

The smiling was from similarities of thought as I watch that infomercial. Everyone’s making bank, aren’t they? It’s wonderful to stand around a swimming pool and talk about how much we’re all making.

It’s understandable how many people are convinced that this program works. But it doesn’t.

One adult school course at an investment cost of $50 or less yields better results. I know because I teach a “Start a Web Site” course at such a school.
.-= Shirley @ Solo Business Marketing´s last blog ..Are These Three Motivators in Your Email? =-.

October 14th, 2009 | 10:36 AM

Hi Shirley,

I remember going to something for another organization where they were charging people all this money for template websites and monthly maintenance at an interest rate of 18%, and folks were lined up all over the place. The lure of quick easy money at something people know nothing about is definitely enticing. And, of course, lots of cleavage along with it never hurts. lol

October 14th, 2009 | 1:23 PM

And that’s how the cookie crumbles! I hope somebody will find your post, after having considered buying into those scams, and they will think twice about doing it having read this.

I can’t believe people fall for it… but apparently they do.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Membership Site: How To Find Out What Your Members Want Before You Launch =-.

October 14th, 2009 | 11:39 AM

They certainly do, Klaus, and people will pay for it all in the long run.

However, truth be told, often we’re not sure what we’re getting on the internet unless we research it first.

October 14th, 2009 | 1:24 PM

This is the same strategy used by all the get rich quick scam artists. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve lost money to several of these. What they sell is good basic information at sky high prices. Most of the information is free on the internet if you look hard enough. They don’t tell you about the money you need to spend to make the system work and the huge amount of time and effort it will take. But if they were honest and upfront about it they would go broke. Too bad for us.
.-= Steve @ Retro Shower Curtain´s last blog ..Dofollow, Top Commentators (Commenters), CommentLuv, KeywordLuv =-.

October 15th, 2009 | 12:55 AM

Sorry to hear you’ve lost money on this, Steve. Yeah, these guys can make it seem like the world is yours, which it is, but it’s not as easy nor as inexpensive as they make it out to be.

October 15th, 2009 | 10:06 AM

Spot on Mitch.

Its funny how these clever marketing people are able to dress things up so well to prey on peoples hopes when we all know that any business takes a huge amount of planning and effort – its also a shame the TV companies don’t vet their claims more thoroughly.

I’d like to see what the FTC would have to say about a business opportunity that claims you can make millions just by spending $50, also to vet the references.

I hazard a guess that you or I and many other Internet Marketers would be more than willing to teach someone the basic information they teach for free on the internet……
.-= Peter Davies´s last blog ..FTC Guide Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising =-.

October 15th, 2009 | 6:09 AM

Hi Peter,

Well, I don’t know that I’d like to do it all for free, but I think I’ve covered a lot of stuff on this blog and on my SEO website, where I also have articles and links to a lot of information. Overall, I think there’s a lot of information out there, and people need to decide how they need that information. Truth is that many people want to be hand fed, and if that’s the case then it’s going to cost a lot of money. It also does take time putting all this stuff together. I don’t mind anyone making a lot of money; I just hate it when they drive up false hope for those who really can’t afford to learn expensive lessons.

October 15th, 2009 | 10:08 AM

I hate these programs. I’ve spend a lot of time going through all thes quick-rich schemes and it was just a waste of time.
.-= jan@emo´s last blog ..Iggy Rocks So Freaking Much! =-.

October 17th, 2009 | 4:23 PM

For sure, Jan. Just today I was flipping the channels and came across this commercial just as this guy was saying he made $4,000 within 72 hours of receiving this package. Please!

October 17th, 2009 | 10:09 PM

Great writeup Mitch as usual… you won’t believe how many times I heard about these false claims of making thousands and thousands of $$$ on daily basis. I found at the end that the Internet is exactly like real life. If you put hard work into it, you’ll get money. If you don’t, you won’t get anything. One funny thing I keep reminding myself of is that if these guys in the commercials are making all this money, what are they doing here exactly? I thought they’d be in Bahamas or something enjoying their “no-work” days with loads and loads of money 🙂

June 10th, 2010 | 5:01 AM

I don’t mind people who make money helping others do it, BA; after all, if I ever start making real money online I’ll probably share how I did it as well. That is, after I build up my own wallet first. lol What I mind are the obvious lies and the deception while promoting how one did it. The “making millions is simple and easy” part; just doesn’t happen.

June 10th, 2010 | 9:36 AM

I admit, those infomercials are extremely entertaining and even addictive. Those hosts are insane sales people that know how to capture the attention of the audience. However, I have always had the mind-set: “if you can make thousands with 1 hour of work; why share the secret?”.
Long-story short, fortunately, I have never actually purchased one of those crap programs.

August 23rd, 2011 | 4:33 PM