Quick Summary of Zip Nada Zilch
Rating: 2.5 Not a scam, but not of much use to the serious affiliate marketer.
The Good: The ZNZ system provides you with useful marketing training and help. Member comments about ZNZ state that Martin Wilson himself helps answer questions and resolve issues.
The Bad: The products offered through ZNZ are nothing more than trial subscriptions that can change or disappear at a moment's notice. The free website provided through ZNZ is of low quality and cannot be customized.
The Bottom Line: There are far better online income opportunities out there.
Zip Nada Zilch Review
How would you like to make $80-$100 several times each day without having to sell anything or pay money up-front?
That’s the claim put forward by Martin Wilson, who offers a free online income opportunity called Zip Nada Zilch (ZNZ). The opportunity itself is listed through the URL Cash2Flow.
Once I clicked on the URL, I watched the following video where Martin introduces ZNZ, an income-generating system that is not only free to join, but which supposedly generates multiple daily payments of $80-$100.
Even better, this system requires no selling or network marketing- yet somehow directs multiple payments from third-party product sales into your Paypal account. This is shown by Martin several times in the following introductory sales video:
So, how exactly does ZNZ make you $80-$100 multiple times per day?
How ZNZ works
When you sign up to ZNZ, you are encouraged to sign up to sales offers and trials provided by merchants like Intuit, Direct TV, GoDaddy, etc. Once you sign up to a sufficient number of these offers and trials, you qualify as an Internet-based referral agent for ZNZ.
What does this mean?
It means that you can now access and use the ZNZ portal to make referral commissions by getting other people to sign up for ZNZ-presented offers. To this end, you receive a referral link and access to marketing videos. You can also create a free website through ZNZ to market the business and its affiliated merchants.
You are encouraged to post your referral link on your personal website, blog and social media network, and to even email that link to your subscribers.
There are two commission earning levels in ZNZ:
ZNZ One: At this level, you make a $20 commission from every person who signs up through your link and fills out merchant offers.
ZNZ BigCash: At this level, you make $60-$80 commissions from your sign-ups.
The ZNZ One level is fairly easy to achieve- you simply complete several free trial offers through ZNZ and you qualify to make those $20 referral commissions.
The ZNZ BigCash level requires an up-front investment of about $10 to complete a sufficient number of paid trial offers in order to qualify for higher referral commissions.
In effect, ZNZ operates as a high level affiliate marketing network. As one of its members, you promote ZNZ offers to people via social media, your website, etc. When those people sign up to ZNZ using one of your affiliate links, you collect a commission.
Is ZNZ worth your time (and money)?
Affiliate marketing is a viable way to make money both actively and passively. There are also many upon many products that can be promoted through affiliate marketing, including products that you yourself make and offer.
Unfortunately, ZNZ has limited potential as a long-term affiliate marketing system, and here are my reasons why:
The products hold limited value.
Many affiliate products have significant inherent value in and of themselves, so selling them as an affiliate is rather easy. You can publish a case study, for example, on how an educational program helped someone achieve success.
With ZNZ, however, the products are things like subscriptions to cable or hosting or video services. While ZNZ products aren’t junk, you won’t be creating quality content around them either. That means you’ll also have a lower possibility of ranking well in online searches.
You must complete sales offers.
To become a commission-earning member with ZNZ, you must complete free and/or paid trial offers that you would normally not fill out. You must then convince other subscribers to also fill out these offers.
If you want to avoid being charged, you must track when you signed up for your offers and cancel them before your trial period ends.
Compare this with being a subscribed member to a single affiliate product that you can test at will and interview others about regarding their experiences.
You don’t control the product offers.
Martin explains several times in his instructional videos that ZNZ’s offers change over time. This is bad for you as an affiliate because any content you create for the products is bound to become null and void after a period of time. Likewise, because ZNZ depends on third party entities for affiliate offers and earnings, it’s highly likely that one day, this site could fold up and close without notice.
The free website isn’t versatile.
It’s true that you get a free website through ZNZ- however, the website template cannot be customized and is of low quality. That means that online traffic will be tricky to generate and direct. Likewise, how will you generate landing pages, call-to-actions, etc. with a website that can’t be customized?
The Bottom Line: ZNZ just isn’t worth the hassle.
ZNZ is not a scam- but it’s also not worth the time investment as a major affiliate network. There’s limited product marketing potential, limited optimization for search engines, and limited versatility in sales messages. You are better off investing your time and money with other affiliate marketing platforms.