Beware of Google Money Tree.

Google Money Tree. God that name sounds awful, doesn’t it? If life has taught me one thing, money doesn’t grow on trees. It most certainly doesn’t grow on the Internet either. I think it’s safe to say that Google simply isn’t handing money out to individuals. Yes, Google is awesome, but not that awesome. So, why does Google Money Tree claim that you can become rich using Google? Let’s find out.

Google Money Tree boasts that yes, you too, can be making $107,389 in just six months by filling out forms and doing searches on Google and Yahoo. I’ve been filling in forms and searching Google and Yahoo for almost ten years now! By their calculations, I should have had over $2,000,000 sitting in my bank account right now!

Of course, the information on how to become a successful millionaire is going to cost you some money upfront first. It’s not too bad this time around, just $3.88 for shipping and handling. Something seems oddly fishy about this website though. There appears to be a lot of information lacking. I think I should check the Terms and Conditions I am agreeing to before I send away my credit card information.

The initial shipping and handling charge of three dollars and eighty eight cents, which includes the Google Money Tree Kit as well as seven days worth of access to the online directories and training. After seven days, if you choose not to cancel you will be billed your first monthly membership fee of seventy two dollars and twenty one cents for the membership fee for the membership.

Google Money Tree’s Hidden Charges

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA. You’re going to bill me $72.21 in seven days if I don’t cancel these charges first? What the hell kind of shady business practices are you guys running? There’s absolutely no mention of these hidden charges on the presell page. You have to dig through the terms and conditions before you find these hidden charges. Other gems on that page include this lovely line: “No refunds of any kind will be issued after 7 days of any transaction date.” If you wait to receive a bank or credit card statement in the mail, you can forget about seeking a refund. You’ll have to dispute the charges with your credit card company and if you paid with a debit card, there’s a lovely phrase that goes something like: You’re shit out of luck.

I don’t have anything to say about the actual work at home kit you receive, but it would be safe to bet that it is probably garbage. Google Money Tree is just looking to scam you out of as much money as possible before you even realize it. Don’t do business with them and most certainly do not give them your private information.

Our good friend Paul over at the Work at Home Truth Blog has warned his readers about the Google Money Tree scam previously and recommends you file a complaint with the FTC at if you have received any fraudulent charges from Google Money Tree. Hopefully our combined efforts will end scams like these. Thanks Paul.

Can EZ Money Team Really Help You Make Money Online?

Recently, I came across an online income opportunity called EZ Money Team. Jeffery Hart is the name you first hear when you go to the EZ Money Team sales page and start watching its nearly 30-minute long video. Here’s a picture (taken from the sales video) that is attributed to Jeffery Hart:

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Jeff claims that he developed an online money-making system that is the following:

  1. Easy to use: You don’t need to know how to use a computer to get started with EZ Money Team.
  2. Step-by-step: Jeff teaches you everything you need to do to start generating an online income.
  3. Inexpensive: EZ Money Team training costs just $49. When you try to leave the sales page, your final cost drops to just $9.
  4. Foolproof: Jeff claims that anyone can use this system to get rich.
  5. Automated: Jeff portrays EZ Money as being capable of making money through different “set and forget” software platforms.

As an example, Jeff describes a down-on-her-luck single mother of three named Sarah. She became enrolled in the EZ Money Team and, within no time at all, paid off all her debt and is now buying a new house.

Incidentally, this is “Sarah,” who Jeffery claims used to live on food stamps. Now, however, Sarah has over $120K in just one of her bank accounts.

EZ Money Team

The EZ Money Team sales video doesn’t reveal too much about exactly how you’ll be making money online. Instead, you’re encouraged to purchase the system for its low price of just $49 $37 $9.

However, if you go to YouTube, which is the host for this sales video, you’ll notice that the video’s creator, who goes by ortease121 and oortizIII, has several EZ Money Team videos posted here. One of his videos discusses the training modules for EZ Money Team, which are noted as being part of the program’s paid training. Whoops!

So, what do you get to learn from the EZ Money Team after paying for membership in this program?

EZ Money Team training

The EZ Money Team training program is divided into several modules, and each module has you complete a different task.

Module 1: Affiliate account and website

You are instructed to create a Clicksure affiliate account and a CoolHandle-hosted website. Clicksure is free, but CoolHandle ranges from $3.95 to $8.95/month.

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Module 2: Email marketing and managing clicks

Jeff recommends using Clickdrop to generate online leads, and ClickMagick to track emails click and to mask your affiliate links

Clickdrop is an email list and traffic exchange platform where you’ll pay anywhere from a few cents per click (via PPC) to even thousands of dollars for large email lists. ClickMagick costs between $12-$66/month.

Module 3: Traffic generation

Jeff recommends WebFire as an automated lead-generation system, and Video Firestorm as a video creator. Money-generating campaigns are introduced as a method for getting traffic to and conversions on your website(s).

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Module 4: Tips and tricks

Interestingly, in this module, Jeff tells you how you can avoid online scams. He also goes through a FAQs section where he answers common questions about the program.

Module 5: Platinum and Gold membership bonus programs

The Platinum membership offers you the opportunity to create your own “product” by giving you your own EZ Money Team platform, so that you can create your own lessons.

With the Gold membership, you get 50 VIP swipe emails (prewritten email copy), plus access to WebFire.

From the videos, I’m suspecting that Platinum membership costs $99, and Gold membership runs about $199.

The problems with EZ Money Team

While all this training and software sound good in theory, there are several red flags that made me reassess the inherent worth of EZ Money:

1. Fake testimonials.

Remember “Sarah,” the single mother of three who uses EZ Money? I found her photo through iStock:


If this photo of Sarah is fake, I’m betting her bank account shots and recorded phone call testimony are also fake.

2. There is no Jeffery Hart.

Oscar T. Ortiz is the actual creator of EZ Money Team, and that also explains his chosen YouTube names. Why is the name Oscar Ortiz important, and why would he use a fake name to begin with?

Because Oscar is promoting several other online scam systems, as shown by his own EZ Money Team platform:

EZ Money

Million Biz Pro, My Internet Success Coach, and Steal My System are all online scams- and these are the products that you’ll end up also promoting if you start using EZ Money Team. Do you really want to promote online scams?

3. Upsells and cross-sells galore.

At an point in the training videos, when Jeffery/Oscar discusses using WebFire or Click Magick or some other software, he always asks that you click the link below his video to get signed up. Why?

Because every software platform he talks about is also his own affiliate product. So, even if you end up making no money through EZ Money Team, Jeff/Oscar will certainly make a handsome commission from you.

My verdict: EZ Money Team is a no-go.

At first glance, EZ Money Team sounds like a decent system to get into, along with its useful tools and training. Problems start appearing the minute you take a closer look at just how this system operates and who is really making a profit from its promoted products. Furthermore, the EZ Money Team creator has you promoting online scams.

In summary, there are better online trainings out there that don’t ask you to compromise your principles.

Beware of Jordan Daniels’ My AE Success and Other Online Coaching Scams

What do My AE Success, Online Success Plan, Ultimate Online Success Plan, and MOS (Millionaire Operating System) Success Plan all have in common?

These are all products promoted by someone who goes by the name of Jordan Daniels.  These products also offer the same setup:

  • You are promised a millionaire website- you just pay for the domain name and hosting.
  • You are guaranteed to make at least $500 in just 4-6 weeks.
  • You get coached by an expert in the field, who will conduct regular calls with you.
  • You get free additional products such as “The Wealth Factor, Mindset for Millions.”
  • There are a limited number (i.e., 50) of spots available.

So, how do these success plans really work? And just what is their angle?

It’s all about “online coaching.”

When you go to a site like My AE Success, you are told that, for just $97, you’ll gain access to actual millionaires who made their money online using My AE Success. These millionaires will coach you on how to also become an online millionaire.

The truth of the matter is that, your $97 purchase of My AE Success, or Online Success Plan, Ultimate Online Success Plan, or the MOS Success Plan, is just a way for Jordan to get your personal details and phone number. Once this information is captured, you’re caught inside his system’s long-term sales funnel.

You’ll know you’re in a sales funnel when you get your first call from your “success coach.” This coach will ask you a few questions about your personal and financial situation to gauge how much money you can spend. Once you’ve answered those questions, your coach will try to convince you to purchase expensive educational and training programs.

As for the actual millionaire coaching, it’s going to be lackluster. You’ll most likely talk to a person who not only isn’t an Internet millionaire, but who will be reading to you from a script. If any money-making techniques are recommended to you, they will be outdated, spammy or just plain illegal.

You get a millionaire website.

The My AE Success, Online Success Plan, Ultimate Online Success Plan, and MOS Success Plan all promise a ‘millionaire website’ that will generate money for you on auto-pilot. All you have to do is pay a small one-time fee for the server that hosts this website. In the case of My AE Success, that fee is also just $97.

The real deal behind these millionaire websites is that Jordan is either an affiliate of a website host, or he owns his own server. So, you’re paying money to support the website host and/or server. As for your ‘millionaire website,” it’s going to be a poorly executed sales page that contains a few affiliate links…and not much more.

You’ll gain access to traffic sources.

Your coach will recommend that you spend money to promote your website by buying traffic, ad packs, etc. Naturally, all those traffic exchanges, ad pack sites, etc., will be Jordan’s own affiliate products. These traffic sources will cost you money so that you can drive traffic to your “guaranteed to make money” website.

Once you get your paid traffic sources to come to your website, your leads will be delivered to Jordan and his coaching team. That coaching will consist of educational and training product upsells. In fact, this is noted in the below descriptor derived from the MOS Success Plan:

The MillionaireOS

You get guaranteed money (and a Mercedez Benz!)

My AE Success Plan makes some outrageous claims about how you are guaranteed to make $500 in just 30 days following the set-up of your millionaire website. In fact, if you don’t make $500, you’ll get $500 from AE. If you do make $500 in your first 30 days, you’ll qualify for a free Mercedes Benz car.

Mercedez Benz

The truth is far less glamorous and can be gleaned from the site’s earnings disclaimer:

Purchase Agreement

So, if you don’t make the additional product purchases (purchases that might cost several thousand dollars), you won’t see that ‘guaranteed’ $500. As for the free car, it might as well be imaginary: Nothing is mentioned about it either on the site or disclaimer area.

You pay only once and get your money refunded.

My AE Success states that you have a 30-day money-back guarantee on its products. However, there are numerous online complaints about this system regarding how it has charged its buyers repeatedly, and how it has not processed refunds as promised. Here are just a few such complaints:



It’s a unique product.

My AE Success claims that it’s a brand new and never before seen or launched program. However, AE has existed under different program names in the past, including MOS Success Plan and Online Success Plan. As of November 2016, this program is now being touted as Ultimate Online Success Plan- complete with the same bogus promises of $500 and a Mercedes Benz.

Why so many iterations of the same BS?

As these past programs were tried out, angry consumers posted multiple complaints about them. So, Jordan merely shut down those sites and re-launched the same product but under a different name.

Apparently, Jordan’s motto must be, “When you can’t escape bad press, rename yourself.”

We don’t recommend Jordan’s coaching products.

If you’re looking for an online business that will help you attain financial independence, My AE Success (and its many other iterations) from Jordan Daniels isn’t it. Also, the other online systems that Jordan has promoted, and which are now defunct, are also not going to make you money. Save yourself the hassle and heartache.

I’ve Tried That has been reviewing products since 2007. In that time, there’s one program that stands above the rest. It’s free to get started, has no ridiculous hidden charges, and will help you build a sustainable income from home.

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Six Figure Yearly Review

“I Made $76,875.71 in 26 Days!”

Okay, I’ll admit it. That’s a pretty good way to catch a reader’s attention. Unfortunately, if you do the math, that works out to a little less than a million dollars per year. Do you honestly think this program will turn you into a millionaire with only a $60 investment? Maybe you need to keep reading.

Also, what’s with the name Six Figure Yearly? Could they really not afford the s?

The Claims

Six Figure Yearly makes the following claims:

  • Step-by-step instructions to turn your computer into a money making machine.
  • You can make $3,500 per day working only two hours.
  • You will automate your online income so money pours into your bank account.
  • There is no selling, surveys, or envelope stuffing.

They are entirely vague at answering what you will be doing to make a million dollars per year. Imagine walking into an interview with a potential employer. You sit down and he tells you he will make you a million dollars this year. You ask, “Okay, what will I be doing?” His response, “You’ll be making money of course!” You, “How?” Him, “IT DOESN’T MATTER DOES IT? IT’S A MILLION FREAKING DOLLARS.” You, “Uhh. I just remember I have somewhere to be.” Him, “GET BACK HERE AND GIVE ME $60 NOW SO I CAN GIVE YOU $1,000,000 LATER.

I can’t imagine that would ever actually occur, but that is what is happening when you read Six Figure Yearly’s website. The owner mentions over and over how much money he/she/it is making, but never spends any time discussing how that money is earned! In fact, there are only a few sentences that begin to describe what’s going on. Here they are: “Here’s what I do every day. I sit down at our computer. I check our emails. I return our emails. I check our income accounts online. I do two to four simple transactions. I turn off our computer. I have a nice day. This takes me about two hours a day or less!”

I read emails and check my bank account every day too! How come I’m not making a million dollars yet!?

The Truth

Six Figure Yearly works along the same lines as a rebate processor or data entry scam and we all know how reliable data entry and rebate processing jobs are. The scam here isn’t so much that the system doesn’t work. The scam is that they are blatantly lying to you in order to make a sale.

If you read through the presell page, they make the claim that all they do is fill in boxes and process transactions and money is literally thrown at their feet. If it is that simple, why isn’t every single person in the world doing this? We wouldn’t have any problems with our economy and foreclosures would be a thing of the past. Now, we all know that’s an impossible scenario.

Instead, you’ll be given instructions on how to promote Clickbank products via Google Adwords. Yes, that Clickbank and that Google Adwords. What they don’t tell you on the presell page is that this is going to cost you a lot of money. Way more than just the initial $69.97 price, even though the website says this exact phrase: “YOU WILL NOT SPEND ONE DIME OF ADDITIONAL INITIAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE to get started if you buy the platinum program.” (Tangent: Why the hell couldn’t they just charge $70?)

Essentially, you’ll be buying ad space on Google’s search engine results. For instance, do a search with Google. Search for anything at all. On the search results page, you’ll see sponsored ads along the top and the right hand side of the page. You will be buying ad space there in order to place affiliate links to products. Every time someone clicks on an ad there, the advertiser (you) gets charged, regardless of whether or not that user makes a purchase. Let me make this clear, you’ll be paying anywhere from $0.50 to $5.00 every time someone clicks on your ad. These clicks will happen often, and you will have to pay for each one.

The only way you’ll make money is if someone clicks the ad then makes a purchase through your affiliate link. At one point in time, this was a rather good way to make extra money. However, now the market is over saturated and you probably won’t make back your investment and you’ll fall deeper into debt. So, that leaves you with this question. Will you make over $1,000,000 per year? Absolutely not. No way. Never will you make that much money.

Save your money. Invest it in ING and actually make a decent return. Either way, don’t give it to the guys behind Six Figure Yearly.