So this morning I was going thru my emails and saw this one, and decided to take a look. Initially it did not say it was from Six Figures Mentors. Here is what it said.
“The DigiTimeFreedom Team
To: Phil Salisbury Nov 26 at 10:03 AM
It is Kent Carin and Joseph Balois here from www.digitimefreedom.com.”
I did not remember signing up to get emails from them, but knowing me I did and just forgot. lol. So I opened it up and started to read. I am never afraid to look at any program because I have seen a LOT and know the red flags.
Red Flag Number One
When researching any program, as I skim thru the site, one of the first things I do is read the About page, so keep that in mind when you are making your About page, it is very important. People want to see if they can connect with you.
As I read down I learned that their program, even though their business name is called Digitimefreedom, was actually a program called Six Figures Mentors. It began less than two years ago, red flag number one.
I know just because a program is less than two years old does not mean it is a bad company. Even the good companies have to begin at day one, day two, year one, and year two. But it always makes my eyebrows raise a little when I see a company is only two years old, well, at least one of my eyebrows was raised.
Red Flag Number Two
Then I read something about Website Creation that said something like this;
Are You Finding it difficult with all the technical language? Accelerate your progress by hiring our expertise.
Get The FULL PACKAGE (SFM WEBSITE CREATION)
You can Get your website designed by a professional web developer.
Okay now I am seeing two red flags, and the second red flag is a deeper color red than the first one.
As I keep scrolling down I am wondering how much all this is going to cost. It already costs about $40 just to join SFM, and here we go with the additional costs!
It goes on to say that there is an SFM Members only offer, that is “Only” FROM £1500, which in dollars is around $1900! Wow!
And then they mention that this is the minimum cost which may be higher depending on the complexity of the website. Another wow. So, I keep reading to see if there may be yet MORE costs to build my website, called external costs, if there are any additional paid apps requested.
At this point I have already lost any interest I had in this company, but decide to keep reading out of curiosity.
The Last Straw. Red Flag Numero Tres, or in English, Three
Did you ever become involved in a program without first fully researching it, and only to find out that your paid membership does NOT include all the training or products you need to be successful?
Don’t you just hate that?
That is what is known as an Up Sell. Upselling is defined as a sales strategy where the seller will give an opportunity to you to buy additional related products or services, usually just to make a larger sale.
All of us have experienced an up sell whenever we go to a drive thru at a fast food restaurant.
The one making the sale to you already knows he has you hooked to buy something because you are at the window placing an order.
The up seller knows he is going to make a sale. So to make more money out of this sale they suggest buying an additional item that you did not order, like fries, or would you like that Super sized?
Most of the time it does not bother me when someone does it because I know they are trained to do it, and they are just obeying their boss.
I usually just politely tell them get lost, lol, no just kidding, I say, no thank you.
But then when you are buying things online, especially if you are trying to make money online by using the internet, the seller can smell an opportunity.
As far as I am concerned large up sells are unethical. They may be legal, but as far as I am concerned it is a very shady business practice and I am turned off when I see it.
So, How BIG are Six Figure Mentors Up Sells?
Here is a screenshot, take a look.
I know the numbers are a little small, but if you look at the last one on the bottom left, the cost of their Black Program Up Sell is Twenty Thousand Dollars!
Even their Elite membership costs $2500 per year. Wow! Imagine paying all that every year?
The sad thing is, that if you are anything like me, you really do not have a lot of money to invest.
I can remember two times in my life when I was involved in programs where they actually had the nerve to tell me to just put it on a credit card.
The nerve. Salesmen like that I can do without. But they are here all over the internet! Beware!
Conclusion. Is Six Figure Mentors an Awesome Program?
Well, obviously I did not join the program, but what I read about them gave me all I needed to know to stay away from it.
I have no doubt the training is very good, most of the trainings are, but the problem is the cost. As far as I am concerned It is a highly unethical program.
We are interested in MAKING money, not spending it.
I have found a program with only one up sell. You join as a Free member, and then after a week or so of watching ten modules where you learn how to set up two Websites, they ask if you would like to become a Premium member.
How much is this up sell?
I paid Nineteen Bucks for my first month.
For a whole month I had the opportunity to access ALL the training, and when I say ALL, I mean ALL.
There are NO more up sells for additional training. All of it is included in a small monthly membership that ranges from $29 to $49 per month depending on if you choose monthly or yearly.
What does this small price include? Basically everything.
As a Premium member you are allowed to build up to Fifty Websites that INCLUDE State-of-the-art Web Hosting, Research Tools for Keywords, and all the online support you can imagine.
The Online Community reminds me of Facebook, but much better because we are almost like family sharing the same goal, which is to build a strong, successful Website that makes us money night and day!
All Starter Members come on board for FREE. Keep your credit card in your wallet, you don’t need it. Come and take a look around. For more information click this text.
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