Plug Into Green Profits has been one of the most requested reviews I’ve seen so far. So I signed up and will be taking a look around inside to give you guys the details and my opinion on the program.
Is Plug Into Green Profits a Scam?
Plug Into Green Profits bills itself as an introductory affiliate marketing course. You’ll be jumping on the green bandwagon and selling “green” products. To do this, you’ll sign up at various affiliate programs, build an email list and then send out emails that Paul Birdsall has created for you in hopes of making sales.
One problem, Paul never really goes into detail about how to get people to subscribe your list. He talks A LOT about the importance of having an email list, but never really explains HOW TO BUILD ONE within the program itself. To put this into perspective: having a million dollars is a GREAT IDEA. Think of all the things you could do with a million dollars! Go get a million dollars right now!
Yeah. Thanks, Paul.
He does offer a “marketing boot camp” course which is advertised to drive an unlimited flow of traffic to signup to your list; however, all of the methods taught here cost money. A lot of money in fact. Probably more money than you’re able to part with. Not to mention, these methods are probably too advanced for a beginner and you will quickly find yourself in over your head. Of course, if you find yourself in that situation, you could always hire one of Paul’s personalized marketing coaches to help you get started…
Okay, you signed up for the program, hired one of Paul’s assistants, are spending money to build an email list, and now you want to make money. You’ll mainly be promoting two products: the Plug Into Green Profits system and something called EnviroTabs which appears to be a magic pill you put in your gas tank that increases your MPGs.
And now I’ve heard enough.
I don’t like when the focal point of an affiliate training program is to sell the affiliate training program. You never really learn real affiliate marketing that way. Paul gives you a product and tells you to go promote it. You’re competing with the THOUSANDS of other Plug Into Green Profits members to sell Paul’s products. You don’t really learn anything about affiliate marketing. There are things like keyword research, finding niches, or building a reputation that are integral to becoming successful online, but instead Paul ignores all of that and has you, and thousands of others, just blast random emails about “green” products to strangers.
Is it a scam? Not exactly, but I think it would be very hard to make any money following Paul’s methods.
Aside from all of that, my biggest dislike with the program is that the ENTIRE program is video based. I couldn’t find any sort of text-based lesson on the site. I don’t know about you, but I need something to read to learn. I find it hard to learn when one guy drones on for hours and hours. You can’t follow along at your own pace and it’s ridiculously hard to skim through hours of videos to find one little detail you might have missed. All video? No thanks.
The $135 Bonus
It was no surprise when I didn’t automatically receive $135 just for signing up, despite Paul’s reassurance that he’d put $135 in my pocket just for signing up!*
*To get the $135 you need to sell the Plug Into Green Profits program to five other people and Paul will send you a $135 bonus for doing so.
I Do NOT Recommend Plug Into Green Profits
The entire Plug Into Green Profits course seems like just a way to get you to send Paul more money. Spending that initial $37 isn’t really going to do much to help you get started with affiliate marketing. You’ll have to spend a lot more money and even then there’s little chance of success.
Now, spending money on things like web hosting, domain names, and autoresponders is understandable. Those are just some basic costs for affiliate marketers. But Paul wants you to sign up for his mentoring program, which could cost you $50/month or even $500. Then there’s the cost of placing ads on Paul’s recommended websites, spending more money for Google Adsense ads, and buying Paul’s recommended methods for building an email list. You can quickly see yourself spending upwards of a thousand dollars on resources that might not even make you any money.
There’s much more to affiliate marketing than what Paul has to offer. Affiliate marketing is actually a great way to make money online (hell, it’s currently my full-time job) and there are much more reputable training programs that will help you get started. One site that I’m an active member of and that I highly recommend is Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a great program and offers much more than Plug Into Green Profits and won’t try to upsell at every turn.
Paul’s course isn’t going to do much for you other than continually ask you to pull out your wallet.
Try something else.
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