I’ve never seen any product or program that is a true turn-key, sure-fire winner. Have you? Well, here is yet another one that claims to be exactly that, presented here for your consideration: The “Auto Funnel Machine.” It boasts that it is automatic and alludes to being a machine that you simply just switch on. However, I’ve never found anything that lives up to such a claim. How far off is this one to the truth? Turns out, pretty far actually. But then again, what did I really expect for $20?
I think the best way to describe how this system works is to break down the offer. Here is the leading claim on the main sales pages:
Use This Brand New Automated System And Have Your First Client Paying You $997 Per Month By This Time Tomorrow!
No Cold Calling, No Mass Emailing,
No Selling, No Rejection
Wow! Cameron & Mario promise a lot. Can they truly deliver? In my opinion no, and not even close. It turns out that almost everything they claim I found to not be true. To flesh out exactly what I mean, here are a list of what they initially promise and what you actually get:
- Brand New – This system has been around for decades
- Automated System – If you opt in to sell their product
- …by Tomorrow – Pay up $97./month for the privilege
- Clients pay you $997 – Your cut: $250
- No Cold Calling – No, but you pay for outsourcing the cold calling
- No Mass Emailing – No, but you pay for outsourcing the mass emailing
- No Selling – No But someone else sells… Oh, you get the idea…
- No rejection – Again, you pay someone else to get rejected….
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no Auto Funnel, per se. However, in another respect, it is exactly that, but in quite a different way. You see, during the so-called training and after you finish watching the 7 videos inside the members area, you are pitched the privilege of becoming one of their workers, for an additional $97./month, for their “Offline Profit Machine”. This is because they claim to have perfected the sales funnel through massive time and money spent tweaking their own sales presentation and automation systems. In fact a great deal of time is spent discussing the very costly steps that need to create and run such an offer, presentation and business.
Who Is This Product For?
While there are lots of valid ideas presented by both Cameron & Mario, the offline system uses fairly dated technology as it relies on email, large sales presentations and even old timey radio ads, as well as an army of telemarketers. The ultimate audience is moderately successful small business owners who lack the sophistication but who are highly motivated to learn to get more sales and more money. And, because they likely have some free capital, they are prime targets.
If you are a newcomer to the online scene, you might find some of the training educational. The actual brief training on setting up your own sales funnel, with opt in landing pages, sales copy and email auto responders might be quite eye-opening. Though complex, it is possible. The same goes for the training for presenting a sales webinar of your own, should you wish to do that.
- Fairly concisely presented material
- Fairly organized presentation of”offline sales techniques”
- Not many affiliate links in the presentation
- Not a huge upsell outlay
- Low set up costs for Site, Hosting, Auto responder
- Support is offered via direct email to owners
- Claims are either false or very misleading
- The techniques used are very dated, as is the sales pages used
- Most of the training can be found elsewhere for free
- Cold emailing campaigns are considered spam and therefore illegal
- The proof, though endlessly discussed, is very sparse
- Being recruited for their online sales product
I suppose what I find most misleading about this scammy type of approach of recruiting a sales army is that you never actually get to see the product you might actually be promoting. Is it even worth selling? I’m guessing that it is just the same old techniques being sold to unsophisticated small business owners, which could be viewed as being valid. To be fair, I went ahead and contacted Cameron and replied that the presentation replay is to be added to the next email blast.
My Personal Recommendation
I would suggest to anyone interested in supplying online or offline services to small businesses, that they promote and supply a needed service to individual clients, one at a time. Also, don’t be spammy and send out cold random emails as it says a lot about ones lack of business ethics and besides, is illegal (in Canada, the new anti-spam law went into force on “sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent (permission), including messages to email addresses”).
Take the time to become an expert at providing that service and actually be the resource. This might sound a bit daunting at first, but learning a new skill set or expertise is never easy. Learning always involves a bit of time and effort.
There are a few online resources that I’ve found to be helpful, though none more than the online Wealthy Affiliate University. Learning how to do things properly is easier than you might think. Stop wasting your money and time and learn the right way.