Before We Begin
One of the ways we communicate the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate is to show you what a great program it is. That’s not always an easy task. Short of showing our bank accounts and all the money we are making, it is nearly impossible to show how successful it can be – for anyone with a little drive and determination.
There’s a reason it’s so difficult to show. I could tell you that you might make a million dollars which would be the truth. It could be a lie also. The problem with ANY program is the results are different for every single person who participates.
If you get hired for a job, any job, I can not assure you that you will not ever get fired – no one can! You might call in sick a few times a month or just not show up one day, or just complain about having to be at work or you may not perform to their expectations. Maybe they downsize and you end up on the chopping block. I have no control over those factors or of your work ethic or dedication to the success in your life. Therefore, I can not begin to predict how much money any person will make. The potential to make money is here, massive amounts of money – yes, I said massive amounts of money. The key to how much is YOU! It ALL depends on you.
So, to say you will make a fortune, a small fortune, or no money at all could be accurate on all three accounts.
Make Sure You Have All The Right Tools
I have written a review on Wealthy Affiliate. You can view it here. And as I have said in other posts here, I believe all programs start with good intentions and could work for many people. Simply, it depends on how much money you want to invest and if you want to waste money or not.
So, Let’s Talk About Why I Am Here
Today, I want to talk about a program called “Earn Easy Commissions”. Usually I have a ‘review format’ for a post such as this. But today, I just want to write about them and give some information and talk about needs.
So, let me fill in some needed information.
The owner: Chuck Nguyen
Age: Unknown but not old.
Group website: Closed Facebook Page open only to members. “Chucks Private Mastermind”
Business type: Referral marketing (best I can do to explain what it is).
This is where it gets a bit sticky. I am going to see this through as I am determined to explain this as best I can.
How “Earn Easy Commissions” Works
Because I have searched for so long to find the best program to be a part of, researching is second nature for me. I had to do an incredible amount of research for my Masters Degree and through that I have become quite good at it.
Like the roving reporter who sneaks in to get the interview, I have joined many programs to get the scoop and continually prove (to myself), that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place for me (and for you) to be.
After joining Earn Easy Commissions, I had more questions than answers. My first Question was; What am I selling?
The best I can answer is that the whole program is based on a referral link you are given at the onset of your membership. Of course, I will go with the free membership at first. Got to see what I am getting.
Okay, free gives you $1 for every referral you make to the program. A referral is someone who has a legit email, verifies their email, watches the first video, has a valid email address, and connects their Paypal account (for payment of commissions – of course).
Now, there are other levels – paying levels.
Pro, VIP, and Elite. Along with these levels, commissions get bigger. At the highest level, the commission is 50%. The cost to be at that level will be $2000. Yes that is right. It is a one time fee. Thank the heavens for small favors.
The payout is … free members get $1 per qualified referral. That is it. No matter where the referral goes in the program, the free member will always only get $1.
Pro gets higher commissions and commissions for referrals going ‘Pro’ Yes, you got it right. There is a fee for going Pro. But you get more money. For $150, a one time fee, you will get $100 commission for those who go Pro. You will also gain access to more marketing tools and training. These marketing tools need to be purchased on a monthly installment (which means paying to be in the program every month). The amount you will pay depends on what level tools you ‘rent’ and how many tools you employ.
You can upgrade to VIP and get more access to training and higher commissions and it is $500 to join at this level. This is a one time fee. However, there are more ‘tools to rent’.
As a free member, I do not have access to this information until I go to the PRO level. After doing some research on the internet, I was able to find another source of information on this program that gave me more conflicting information on the pay out and levels.
The highest level is $2000 to join and gives you more training tools, marketing tools and higher commissions.
It looks like people are simply making the owner rich… really rich. All you ever have to do is promote your referral link and when people come in, you get a commission based on how much you have paid to the program. Meaning if you are free, you get $1. If you have paid the $2000 to be at the highest level, you get $1000 for everyone that has joined at the highest level, and a commission for the levels below that according to the cost of membership at that level. For the pro, it is $100 commission. So, you would get $1 + $100 + $250 + $1000.
Now the kicker. There are conflicting pieces of information out there on this program. There is a video Here to watch that talks about the program but the information is not the same as the program website. The levels are all different and the pay structure is different. This video talks about free, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond levels. At the source of the program where you sign up, it has free, pro, vip, and elite. The cost to join each level are also different than the cost stated in the video and the video is made from a member of Earn Easy Commissions.
The video talks about a payout schedule according to the video is – free earns 5%, bronze, $100 to join and earns 10%, silver, $200 to join and earns 20%, Gold, $300 to join and earns 30% commission, Platinum is $400 to join and earns 40%, Diamond is $500 to join and earns 80% commission.
But this is not the actual pay scale according to the sign up page. There is conflicting informatin out there on this program.
What Does “Earn Easy Commissions” Sell
Nothing! There is no product. You are selling a membership to a program where you will be purchasing programs such as autoresponders and tracking tools to promote your affiliate link.
When doing more research on this program, I came across more information on the owner of the company, Chuck seems to have had another program on the internet and has incorporated it into the Earn Easy Commission program. I actually found a video of the elite program and Chuck talks to the folks who have paid for the elite status and tells them to post every sale they make to facebook (Earn Easy Commissions private facebook page), in an attempt to get those who have not yet joined a higher tier to join and that they could get the commission from the member joining the higher tier. This conflicks with most programs out there.
If someone brings a person into a program, they are usually attached to the sponsoring party. Apparently every pay out is a one time deal. There is no residual income. This means when you bring someone in, you will get a paycheck for bringing them in – the amount of that paycheck is dependent on your level. Once you have received your commission for that person, you must bring in a new person to get any more money. Not a good plan.
So, all in all, as this is not really an extremely clear review of the sight Earn Easy commissions, it is an example of how confusing the program is.
In A Nut Shell
The program does not sell anything. It gets people to promote a link to the program. Depending on the level you are at will depend on the commission you make. Free makes $1 on referrals and no more on anything. Strong incentive to upgrade to the highest level where you make the most commission and on more than one tier – 4 tiers.
The first level is free. The second level is Pro at $150 one time. The third level is Vip at $500 one time. The fourth level is Elite at $2000 one time. The elite gives you the most perks. You must join several pay-per-month programs such as Clickmagic and a few other marketing tools for a per-month payment. So, it will cost you upwards of $2650.00 to get to the highest level of commission as you have to purchase each level to the top, ie first Pro then Vip and finally Elite. Then there is the monthly fee’s from the autoresponders and marketing tools required to run your ‘referral promoting’ business.
How Did You Say You Make Money?
So, you buy the programs within the progam to promote your non-product program. You make at the free level $1 on all referrals, Pro you make $50 per referral, VIP you make $250 and Elite you make $1000.
There is the potential to make a bit more as you reach the higher levels as you can now get paid from the affiliate programs you had to join to stay with ‘Earn Easy Commissions’.
So, I am going to make a judgement call here. I have been on the web for a very long time. I have been in marketing for longer. I have done MLM (multilevel marketing). Network Marketing for companies such as ‘Excel’ telecommunications where I was a Regional Director, Life Force International, Legacy for Life, Youngevity and others too numerous to mention. I have a clear understanding of how this works.
My call here is that this guy has figured out a way to leverage his own affiliate memberships into a program that he can sell to those who want to make money online.
In other words…
I believe he is an affiliate marketer and an affiliate of ALL the programs you must purchase/rent monthly and when you sign up for them, you become a part of his downline and he makes money monthly off all the programs you are required to sign up for through EEC (Earn Easy Commissions).
So, when you sign up for the levels, for example, the Elite at a one time cost to you of $2000, he makes $1000. You make $1000 also – when someone you refer joins the Elite level.
It is not a bad deal if you have all the time in the world to dedicate to this program because you are going to be doing some serious work here. Building email lists, keeping the lists clean (which means taking all the precautions to not spam, and keeping your autoresponder up-to-date with ‘unsubscribes’). I assure you, this is quite time consuming, especially when you are getting 1000’s of email to tend with. This is a job in itself. Keeping all your info up-to-date.
Oh yea, I forgot that you get to do some ad copy also. The program will give you a small commission on writing your own emails – adcopy, which makes less work for – guess who – yup – Chuck who now has less to do because he has convinced you that doing this is a good thing. I’ll give it to him – he is slick!
Working Smarter – Not Harder
So, here is my question to you. How do you want this to play out in the long run? I personally, do not see this program withstanding the test of time (he has already changed the program once that I am aware of) . If and when the program fails, where are you left? Everything will simply cease to exist. You will have nothing but monthly rentals and a referral link to a blank page.
Will you have learned how to run a business? NO, because most things are automated. Chuck keeps saying as you advance up the levels – ‘what changes? Nothing! All you do is keep referring folks to the progam for your one-time payment. If you are playing on the ‘free’ membership, it could take a while to save enough to upgrade. It takes a long time to collect 500 One dollar bills or 2000 one dollar bills.
Do you know any more about internet marketing? Not much. You do know how to work an autoresponder and how to clean up email lists. You know how to post to Facebook, join groups to promote your business, facebook groups, (which most times you must be in line with the group to even be considered to be a member of the group). (Just as an ‘fyi’ sidenote, I tried to post my ‘referral link’ from Earn Easy Commission and Facebook said it was not allowed on Facebook as it violates Facebooks rules).
He uses statements like “Go out there and Hussle and basically just Crush it! But as long as you are a free member, you will get zero from anyone who joins that is not from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Not sure why this is that way. Once you get to pro though, it no longer matters where they are from. So, this seems like another incentive to get you to upgrade through the ranks.
This is almost a reverse multi-level marketing format. Usually, you would get paid a higher percentage at the lower levels and it would decrease as you went through your downline. But it makes sense for Chuck to pay at the top because if he can get $1000 for everyone who goes Elite, well, thats a ton of money. He is the one sitting at the top of the mountain rolling in dough. He is getting residual income for everyone who signs up for those ‘tools’ he offers because he is more than likely, an affiliate with each one and paying the highest rental for the tools you are getting because the highest level allows him to have unlimited everything, domain names, email lists, and whatever else they offer. So he can simply add you to his tools and his part is automated. In my research, I found he had approximately 10,000 members. Which means, if statistics ring true, about 75% of the people have upgraded to Elite. There is really no other way to make money with this program… He has already made Millions! You make the money on your referral. He makes the money on ALL referrals.
The Top Always Makes The Money
There is no way around this truth. If you join a program, the program designers will make a ton of money. For me, it makes sense to join a program that is affordable and designed to give you what you need to be successful.
Programs such as this one are designed to make the top rich. Hey, business is business. We don’t create a business with the intention of becoming poor – right.
The question to be answered is does this program work for me? By that I mean;
- Is it affordable?
- Am I learning anything?
- Will it stand the test of time?
- Does it have the potential to make me a decent living?
- Does it have a good support system?
I can answer those questions with a resounding NO!
Earn Easy Commission uses an upsell technique that will mostly tick you off from the start. The one thing I truly can not tolerate is when I buy something and the next page where you expect to get the receipt, you end up getting another sell before you complete your purchase… that is the ‘upsell’. Sometime there are several upsells.
This turns me off so fast that I am almost every time going to click to cancel because I immediately realize that I am being played by a selling strategy and honesty is absolutely not a part of the program I am looking at.
So Here Is MY Sell
Yes, here it is. I am building my business. I am not in a ‘get rich quick’ program because unless you have a million to create a succesful business out the door, you actually have to work.
I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for a year now and I am still here! I learn so much! I have a deep understanding of how the internet works. I have access to so many trainings it is almost scary (it was actually scary when I first started). I have access to some of the top internet marketers on the web – 24/7/365! The annual cost of this program is less than one dinner out at a five star restuarant and a movie for a family of 4. I know this because my son and his wife and myself and my spouse just went to a five star restaurant and a movie and it was less than the annual fee to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate. Aside from the membership, I have purchased a domain name for $16 anually. I did not have to do that. There are free domains within the membership.
If you are looking at becoming an internet marketer – for anything – any kind of business – any niche, look at Wealthy Affiliate. The possibilities are truly endless. You are only limited by your imagination and dedication to your success.
It just makes sense. Wealthy Affiliate is by far a program designed to put YOU in the driver seat of your future. Check it out. I am certain you will see how amazing it is and what wonderful things it can do for your life! You can take it for a free ride and see for yourself the incredible opportunity that lies within. Click the banner below to get started today.
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