In this review, I will show you inside the members area of a brand new product called Profit With Alex. The website is http://profitwithalex.net and is created by a guy called Alex and the training is shown by Luke.
This product is supposed to make it easy for you to create an affiliate store with Ebay and Amazon in order to cash in on their lucrative affiliate programs.
You are shown how easy it is to build a niche affiliate website with just a few clicks and the software inside Profit With Alex builds the entire website for you in seconds!
This review is based on my personal experience and opinions when I used the training and tested the software for myself.
Will this service really produce a profitable and simple to use affiliate superstore? I think not, and I will justify my opinion in this video and blog post.
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My Personal Experience
The sales video for Profit With Alex is very hyped up and incredible cheesy, The author shows screenshots of his bank account with millions of dollars in it and it is a psychological mind trick where the video continuously tells you how rich you will be and how easy it is and so on...
Once I joined and sat through the very short training videos I can see quite clearly what this is.
How Does It Work?
The system is simple. You set up a website with some products on it and when someone comes to your website and clicks to buy a product they are taken to Ebay or Amazon. Then when that person buys the product you get a commission.
There is a very easy to use software for this which streamlines the whole process which means anyone can use it. You can create a whole website in minutes without knowing any coding, HTML, web design skills or anything, you just click a couple of buttons.
The software consists of a few steps:
- You choose your product and frequency of product updates.
- You choose the name of your store and set up some basic SEO and description options.
- You set up your Ebay affiliate information so your site will be tagged with your affiliate ID and choose a domain name.
- and that is it! Your website is live!
Then you simply drive traffic to your website and sit back and wait for your commissions to come in.
The Traffic Methods
This training video shows you how to find blog posts with relevant niche products so you can leave comments on product pages. The idea is that you write a short comment with a link to your website, hoping that people will click on this link and buy something from your website.
This is not a very good idea because not only is your comment very unlikely to make it past the moderator, it is also incredibly time consuming, and you will also have to post literally thousands of these comments to get any traffic at all.
The video is only 3 minutes long and is not really very informative. A complete beginner would be lost and probably end up wasting a lot of time.
In this video, Luke shows you how to do a similar kind of method but on forums. Luke shows you how to find a forum which is within your niche and then he proceeds identify what a quality forum looks like. You need to make sure the forum is worth your time posting on before you spend time on it.
You are taught what to write on your forum profile and how to connect with other members and how to integrate yourself in the community.
Once again, this is a case of spamming a forum with your links to your products on your website. The idea is that you find relevant threads and discussions and then contribute to this discussion and then putting in links to your products.
As I said before this is a very thin and low quality way of getting traffic. Will you get traffic, sure, but its not organic and you need a HUGE amount to make any sales.
Also, as soon as the moderators see what you are doing they will ban your account unless you contribute a lot of comments on a 1/3 comments with link/without links ratio because no forum will allow you to post links to the same website in every forum post.
This means you will spend a very long time writing comments and talking to people and it probably will not be worth your time. This post will explain why posting links for money is not worth your time.
I think you are seeing the pattern by now. The Facebook training is the same as the other two traffic methods. You go on Facebook and you find groups within your niche and you start posting comments with links to your products.
Again, yes this will get you some traffic, but you will have to post all day in order to keep your comments fresh. Think about it, as soon as you post, your post slips down the timeline and no one will see it in a few minutes/hours.
This method will produce traffic but once again, unless you are posting ALL day you will not be able to have any sustained traffic because the traffic will try up within hours.
There Are Some things Missing!
I couldn't help but notice that in the sales video there was talk of some secret traffic method which was going to drive traffic to your website. The author in the sales video is clear about this and said you just pressed a button and traffic would pour in to your website.
The traffic method was called Xtreme Traffic Accelerator but it is NOT included in the final product.
I cannot see any button like this when I create my site....
There was also a feature in the sales video called Automated Product Analysis, which is NOT included in this membership area. This feature was supposed to show you which products were best sellers and you could analyse the competition and potential search volume.
The Problem With The Website Which Is Created
The software itself is very easy to use but the website which it produces has some very obvious flaws.
You Don't Host Your Own Website
When you create your website using the software, you do not host the website. This is a huge problem because this means you do not control your own content. If the guys who created Profit With Alex stop paying their hosting fees then you lose your site!
You Can't Edit The Theme or Settings
You have no access to the control panel for your own website so you cannot change anything. You cannot change:
- the theme
- font size or colour
- edit the content
- and so on...
You have no control over your website at all.
The Affiliate Links Are Not Geo-Targeted.
One thing I noticed when I clicked on my link in the demo website is that I get sent to the US Ebay but I am based in the UK. This leads me to believe that perhaps the affiliate links are not geo-targeted. However, I do know that the demo sites do not have the affiliate links branded so it may be different when you use a live site - at least I hope so!
You Have No Control Over Products
You cannot edit or change the products that are added. You simply have to accept whatever products the software adds automatically. This is not ideal because you may see products that you do not want to sell. Again, you have no control.
These Websites Have Zero SEO Value
The training tells you that the links you post on blog comments and forums will help your website build an SEO authority. This simply is not true.
A website like this, with automated product placements, will never get any significant Google rankings. Sure you may get lucky and get a brand new product indexed before someone else but it is unlikely.
This comes back to the original issue that you cannot edit any of the products you add. So how are you supposed to add SEO content or try and rank anything when you can edit the website?
What are other people saying?
You can see that other people are also giving this product a negative review.
Grace, from WorkAnyWhereNow.com, wrote in her review..."Building a site like that will also get you banned from Amazon as you can’t just swipe their content and pull them on your own site unless it’s all coded directly from Amazon."
Miren, from HiMoneyByScams.com, mentioned..."They don’t explain how that “Xtreme Traffic Accelerator” works. Where does it get traffic from? Is it targeted traffic? This is very important to know as if nobody who visits your site is interested in what you’re selling, it doesn’t matter the amount of traffic your website gets."
Will You Make Money?
With the content inside the members area, at the time of writing this review, you will NOT make money. Simply creating a website with some automatically added products will not bring in any organic traffic or conversions.
The training does not mention any form of paid traffic or traffic generation methods which hold any true value.
There are missing features which were promised in the sales video and this is clearly an incomplete product. It is my honest opinion that Profit With Alex should be avoided because it is a low quality product and it fails to deliver what it promised in the sales pitch. At least that is how I experienced it when I used this service.
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Have you had any experience using this service? Please do leave a comment and share your opinion.