NAME: Snowball Trafficsnowball traffic review

OWNERS: Fergal Downes, Bill Hugall

& Simple Spencer

PRICE: $7.97

WEBSITE: http://snowballtraffic.com/live.html

#1 recommendation for making money from home

WHAT IS SNOWBALL TRAFFIC ABOUT

This is a course from October/November 2018, yes this is an old course, some would call it a rehash, basically selling an old product as a new one which to be fair this probably falls into that category especially when the sales page tells you that this is “Unique and totally fresh”

What this is about is creating Facebook groups, growing those groups using Instagram shootouts and then promoting offers to those groups.

He shows you how to do that by way of 14 videos taking you from choosing a niche for your group to what to promote to it. Now while we’re on that subject I had a quick look at that video and in it he tells you that THE best way to get approved for promoting a product is to tell the vendor that you’re going to be promoting through your EMAIL LIST.

Now you could be thinking of buying this because the sales page says that the best part about this is you DO NOT NEED A LIST !!!!

no list requiredTalking of the sales page, let’s take a quick look at what else is on there.

THE SALES PAGE

Whenever I review a product I like to see what the sales page has to say simply because that’s what a lot of people are going to base their opinion around, trouble is most sales pages severely over exaggerate what the product can do.

What you see on the sales page doesn’t even make it into the product in the majority of cases and because I have got access to the actual product I can see how much is hype and how much you can expect to be real, take this headline for example:

snowball traffic sales page headline

What do you think when you see a statement like that especially with the bit about how newbie friendly it is. Well I’m here to burst your bubble, but there is no way on this earth that a newbie is going to bank $9k in 30 days.

He has years of experience so I have no doubt he has been able to do that, but as a new person to this with no experience, you’re never going to do that.

sales page videoResults in the first 24 hours?? Now I don’t know how he expects you to do that when as you go through the training you realise that to get the group members you have to approach an Instagram influencer and request a shout out and the one he recommends you use is apparently a “bit flaky” and isn’t that responsive and it can take some time to get them to do your post.

According to Fergal “You’ll probably have to hit him up a couple of times” Once he has done your post which is going to cost around $40 does Fergal really think that any new members you get to this brand new Facebook group of yours, members who don’t know you from Adam, are going to instantly buy whatever you recommend to them?

Of course they’re bloody not!

INSIDE SNOWBALL TRAFFIC

So, I think it’s time to show you what the training looks like once you get into the members area. What I like to do at this point is to just advise you not to buy the upsells at this moment, wait until you see if this product is for you.

If it’s not then all have to do is request a refund on a relatively small amount whereas if you buy all the upsells and then realise you want a refund you’ve got a lot more money invested and 1,2, 4 and 5 oto’s are not covered by the money back guarantee, for some reason they cover oto #3, but not the others.

And if they want to play hardball you’ll find yourself with a bit of a struggle to even get a refund which I’ve been made aware of by some of my readers. Take a look at the comments here and here. You’ll be pretty shocked at what they say.

Just a quick heads up, you’ll need to spend around $90 for all the extras that you are going to need inside the Snowball Traffic system.

snowball traffic members area

So as far as the training is concerned you get 14 videos:

  • Video 1 – Snowball Traffic Niches – 2.06 – Suggests you start a MMO group, but also a Diet group and also says anything really that you have an interest in.
  • Video 2 – Setting Up Your “Snowball” Group – 4.48 – Goes over creating your Facebook group using Fiverr to design your FB cover which will cost you $5
  • Video 3 – The Pinned Post – 1.45 – Tells you to select ‘all posts’ rather than the default highlights
  • Video 4 – The Group Description – 2.58 – How to craft your description to include your keywords, he does actually give an example of a group that does that.
  • Video 5 – The Group Settings – 2.25 – Goes through the setting you need to have on your group
  • Video 6 – How To Get 400-600 Group Members on DAY 1… Part 1 of 2 – 9.24 – This is where you make use of the Instagram influencer which will cost you around $40
  • Video 7 – How To Get 400-600 Group Members on DAY 1… Part 2 of 2 – 2.11 – Carrying on from the last video
  • Video 8 – Software That Runs Your “Snowball” Group On Autopilot – 3.23 – Goes over how to use Buffer to schedule your posts, this will cost you $15/m
  • Video 9 – Getting Viral Content For Your Group To Build Massive Engagement – 4.17 – Make use of Buzzsumo for finding content for your group, this will cost at least $79/m, but he does show you a gig on Fiverr that will do it for $25
  • Video 10 – Outsource Everything For Just $5 – 3.08 – Tells you to hire a virtual assistant from Fiverr to take care of the Buffer schedule which is going to cost you $5
  • Video 11 – Running FB Live For Engagement – 1.17 – Once you get around 10,000 people in your group you need to engage on a personal level using FB live.
  • Video 12 – Profitable Engagement Secrets – 2.16 – He uses a technique where he posts an “ask me” Monday” for example where people can ask him anything related to MMO
  • Video 13 – Time To Make Money! …Exactly What To Promote (Part 1) – 7.01 – This is where he shows you how to apply to promote a product with Warrior + plus or Clickbank
  • Video 14 – Time To Make Money! …Exactly What To Promote (Part 2) – 4.43 – Continuing from the last video

So there you have the training, not bad for the $7 or so dollars that it costs.

OTO’S

Right, on to the upsells, this has 5 of them and I’ll leave the addresses to each because remember I said NOT to buy them straight after you buy the front end product, I’ll also let you know if you can save a bit of money as some of them have downsells and I’ll tell you how you can take advantage of those as well.

  • OTO #1 – Fergal’s DFY Pack + Case Studies – $27 with a downsell to $17 – http://snowballtraffic.com/oto1.html
  • OTO #2 – Super Simple $300/day Method – $17 with a downsell to $12 – http://snowballtraffic.com/oto2.html
  • OTO #3 – Resale Rights to Snowball Traffic – $37 with a downsell to $27 – http://snowballtraffic.com/oto3.html
  • OTO #4 – How To Bank Insane 5-Figure Days – $27 with a downsell to $17 – http://snowballtraffic.com/oto4.html
  • OTO #5 – Simple BUYERS List Building Method – $12 with a downsell to $7 – http://snowballtraffic.com/oto5.html

So just how can you save yourself $40? Just click “No Thanks” at the bottom of each of the sales pages.

FINAL THOUGHTS

In general it’s quite a good product, there are some bad points like having to spend more than you realized to make this work.

You are going to need extra help to fill in some of the blanks that he leaves out like dealing with your Virtual assistant, how to deal with things when they don’t do what you’ve asked them to do, things like that.

The other thing I wasn’t that impressed with was the section on what to promote to your group, there was absolutely no mention of making sure you actually go through the product that you’re promoting to see if it’s even any good.

It could be a load of rubbish and you’re asking your group, who are meant to trust your judgment to buy something just because you like the sales page of a particular product.

The other point I’d like to make again, I touched on it earlier, is don’t expect to be making any results in the first 24 hours like the sales video says you will because you won’t.

It’s going to take time for your group to trust what you say and believe in your recommendations, again coming back to being careful you research the product before promoting it, you don’t want it to be rubbish because people just won’t take any notice of what you have to say in the future.

With all that being said there is enough in this product for me to approve it

approved

 

 

NAME: Octaneoctane review jono armstrong

OWNERS: Jono Armstrong, Brendan Mace

& Victory Akpomedaye

PRICE: $27.97

WEBSITE: http://www.buyoctane.com/octane26561433

#1 recommendation for making money from home

WHAT IS OCTANE ABOUT

This is a cloud based software that supposedly anyone can make money with and all you have to do is click your mouse a total of 3 times. They seem to have a bit of a thing with the number 3, it appears in their other sales pages .

Now come on guys, you can’t really expect people to believe that can you? Can you??

octane sales page headline

So, according to the sales page this is the easiest and fastest way to make money online and they stop just short of actually guaranteeing you’ll get results.

It’s a solution for people who either don’t want to or are unable to create their own content, in particular videos. This eliminates the need for that by using other peoples videos or promotional videos that are available to you as an affiliate of a product.

sales page hype

I’ve got to say this is pretty tame compared to some of previous ones, but still it’ll be interesting to see if it’s true.

So what we know so far is that this is about “stealing” other peoples videos, it’s only going to take 3 clicks, there is nothing techy involved.

If you do happen to scroll further down the sales page he does actually have a video where he explains a little bit more in that he just took a video and added a bit to the to make it unique. Why does he have to do that?

Well he does that to BYPASS YouTubes’ duplicate content algorithm. The problem I see with that is YouTube made a statement late last year that they are actively cracking down on duplicate content and taking down these kinds of channels.

Not good.

So I’m not sure how long you’d be able to keep your channel alive before YouTube caught up with you. Unfortunately Jono makes absolutely no reference to this and to fair I’m not sure how “ethical” it is either trying to game the YouTube system.

So let’s address this “stealing” statement shall we. In the overview video inside the training, Jono clearly states that Octane allows you to use other peoples videos via creative commons and videos that you have permission to use.

So there is definitely no stealing involved Lol.

WHAT I LIKED

I actually like this product, apart from trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Youtube, the concept is really good. I’m not sure how accurate the software is when it comes to finding cc videos, but I’ll come to that in a while.

Jono does an extremely good job of explaining all the steps involved, now I have to say that it’s a hell of a lot more than 3 clicks 🙂

You can do what this software does without it, but it would take you so much longer to do and if you are new then you might not have the knowledge to execute all the steps on your own. This does do it for you.

The software aside for the moment, there is some great training on how you could utilize it ranging from easy to medium to advanced.

The easy method show how to use Clickbank and that was the platform he used to get that commission he talked about on the sales page.

Now Clickbank does have a bit of a reputation for selling crappy products, but the good thing about the platform is you don’t need to get approved to be able to promote a product.

All you need is to sign up which is free to do, find a product you’d be happy promoting and grab your hop link, no waiting to get approved like the other method.

He also shows you how you can use Amazon Associates to make money from, again it’s free to sign up, but you do have to make a certain amount of sales within a certain period which I’m not too sure of the exact figures at the moment.

When it comes to the videos themselves octane has an inbuilt editor where you can trim the video, put your intros and outros.

The advanced training shows you how you can use this to build your email list, again Jono makes the whole process very easy to understand.

THE PROBLEMS

There are a few things that don’t get covered in this, things like the duplicate content issue for one. Now when you add your own intro and outro that should be enough to get past YouTubes restrictions, but you still have the issue with voice duplication or music duplication.

The other issue is in the Amazon training section the video that the software pulls up isn’t a creative commons one so as such you wouldn’t be allowed to use it. I checked and double checked so I would say that the accuracy of the software is slightly flawed and you should actually check them which kinda defeats the object of the software.

They could all be potential issues that are going to stop you from even being able to upload or even get your channel taken down.

It’ll be interesting to see if any of his customers have trouble with that. If you have bought Octane and are having these types of problems please get in touch because I’m sure other people as well as me would love to know.

The other issue i’d like to raise is the question about there being “no techy stuff“, well in part of the training you have to edit HTML code and if that ain’t techy I don’t know what is.

INSIDE THE MEMBERS AREA

Once you get past the upsells of which there are 5 of the little blighters, you get into the members area of Octane.

**NOTICE** Do Not Buy The Upsells At This Point (I’ll tell you why in a little while)

octane members area

It’s a very easy to navigate dashboard with just 3 sections, there’s that number 3 again Lol.

  • Overview – 2.25 – self explanatory really
  • How to Use Octane – 10.38 – Goes over how to add your YouTube API in order to connect your account to Octane
  • Profit Method #1- Easy – 16.07 & 9.01 – This is the training on promoting a product from Clickbank and Amazon
  • Profit Method #2 – Medium – 24.28 – Using places like Warrior+Plus which is where you do need to get approved
  • Profit Method #3 Advanced – 23.37 – This is the list building section and probably not something you need to do when you’re starting out, but something to keep in mind as you progress
  • Octane Additional Features – 11.38 – This section show some different options like creating a GIF from any of your videos.

I’ve already said it, but I think that it needs saying again, he does a very good job of explaining the process of the different sections.

All too often I see products that the training you get shouldn’t even be called training it’s that bad, so that’s why I’m making such a big deal out of this one because believe me it’s not what you normally get.

THE OTO’S

Right, the upsells. I really don’t like upsells, I generally find them totally unnecessary and just get in the way of the main product.

Also most of the time they’re not covered by any guarantee which I’m happy to say isn’t the case with these ones. What I would say is go through the main product first.

Then if you feel you’d like to upgrade then at least you know if the product works or not, so what I’m going to do now is leave the URLs of the upsells so you can get them at a later date if you so wish.

  • OTO #1 – $17 – Octane Pro – http://www.buyoctane.com/qwrosdj-9qwue-qw9efusdaof
  • OTO #2 – $197 – Unlimited Traffic – http://www.buyoctane.com/oto126561452
  • OTO #3 – $197 – $1000 Commission Solution – http://www.buyoctane.com/1000-commission-system
  • OTO #4 – $157 – Easiest System Ever – http://www.buyoctane.com/easiest-system-ever
  • OTO #5 – $97 – License Rights – http://www.buyoctane.com/license-rights26561459

So that little lot comes to an eye watering $665, so don’t even bother with, stick with the main product, get it working for you then decide if you want to shell out for the upsells.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I think it’s obvious what I think of this, i would say they’ve done a good job with this, only time will tell if it continues to work because the thing with software is it can be buggy and not quite work the way it was intended and then you have to ask yourself the question of how long they will keep it updated?

Will people end up having their YouTube accounts shutdown? i’m pretty sure that seeing as YouTube is owned by Google they’ll find a way to sniff out these types of video just like they have done in the search engines.

I mean at the end of the day who wants to see a load of duplicated videos just with a different intro. Who’s actually watches the intro anyway?

This will probably work for a year or maybe two and by then you should be able to do things the right way, but for now I’m going to approve it until someone tells me how they got their account banned from using it.

approved

 

 

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Today we are going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet the most powerful processes of generating revenue online.

understanding how to make money online

3. Choose a Niche

When choosing a niche that fits you, you should be choosing something that is ideally an interest, a passion, a hobby, but it could be something that you would like to learn about. You don’t need to BE an expert, you BECOME an expert.

Choose a Niche

4. Building Your OWN Niche Website

You now have your niche, in other words, the direction for your brand & business. That is great and don’t worry about this not being “perfectly clear” at this point, as you move forward the pieces of the puzzle are going to come together.

Starting with a big piece today, your website. We are going to be taking our niche idea and turning it into a tangible business starting with your website.

Building Your OWN Niche Website

5. Setting Up Your Website

In this lesson we are going to be walking you through the process of the initial website set-up. This includes the removal of “default” content that is installed with every website as well as a look around of the back office of your website.

Setting Up Your Website

6. Getting Your Site Ready for Search Engines

We are now getting into the FUN stuff! Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO!

You have your website in place and now you want to make it SEO ready so that search engines can find it. Our goal is to get ranked in the BIG 3 engines, Google, Bing & Yahoo. Do note that our focus is going to be primarily on Google though as they own over 65% of all search traffic, and over 95% of mobile searches.

Getting Your Site Ready for Search Engines

7. Creating Your Initial Website Content

Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are after ONE thing. The most relevant content.

If you can build out your website in a way that is ready for SEO (as discussed in the last lesson) and create quality, relevant content, you are going to have a bright journey ahead of you within the online world.

The thing that most people stress about is being a “writer”, you DO NOT have to be a writer to be successful online.

Creating Your Initial Website Content

8. Creating Custom Menus on Your Website

Today is going to your first introduction to proper organization on your website. One thing that we always need to remember is that we are building our websites for PEOPLE, and our visitors and how someone would view our content and our navigation is what should dictate how we present our content.

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9. Understanding Keywords, The Start of Your Content

You have likely heard the term “keyword research”. This is the act of finding keyword phrases that are relevant to your niche and deciding whether or not it is appropriate to build content around that particular keyword.

Keywords are going to be the “root” of all your SEO success.

Understanding Keywords

10. Congratulations and Your Next Steps

I’d would like to congratulate you on your progress this far and your progression towards success online! Your foundation has been built and you are ready to take your niche website and business to the next level.

sunny days ahead

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