I am always a bit skeptical when I see a product making unrealistic claims. This one claims you can spend 20 minutes a day and make $100 or more every day. I suppose it’s possible, and I didn’t want to write it off entirely, so let’s take a look.
Owners: Mark Barrett and Paul Prissick
Let’s start with the sales page. To be honest, it’s a little difficult to determine what they’re selling here. Most of the page is spent telling you what 20-Minute Results is not.
What you do get is a series of 8 videos, the total of which amount to about 30 minutes. It doesn’t sound like much, but we’re talking about less than 7 bucks here.
What do the videos cover? There are a number of topics covered, but the main way they teach to make money works like this:
- You send people to a page where you get them to enter their email address for a free download.
- Once they enter their email address, they are directed to a “Thank You Page” where they can download the content.
- When they click on the “Download” link, they are asked to fill out a form to receive the download. This form actually has nothing to do with the download. It is actually a third-party site that will pay you commissions for getting people to fill out their form.
- There is another link on the “Thank You Page” that directs people to your “blog.” It’s really just a page full of duplicate content with a bunch of ads, which you get commissions for if people click on them.
- You send additional emails to your subscribers to get them to your blog and clicking on ads.
The sales page claims that this is better than affiliate marketing because you don’t have to actually make a sale. You get commissions without your subscribers ever having to spend a dime.
The Good – What I Like
1. Price. For $6.90, you almost have to figure what the heck. Why not give it a try?
2. Free websites. You get the squeeze page and the blog with this product, absolutely free.
3. Some useful information. You will learn some useful information, such as how to build a website, how to do email marketing, and how Google AdSense and similar programs work.
The Bad – What I Don’t Like
1. CPA Marketing. CPA stands for “Cost Per Acquisition,” and it means getting paid for directing people to fill out forms and click on ads. Now there’s nothing wrong with CPA marketing, except that if you look at the section above from the sales page, it has in big red letters:
NOTHING to do with CPA
So the advertising isn’t exactly honest.
2. Your subscribers are tricked into doing things to earn you commissions. As I said above, there’s nothing wrong with CPA. However, in this case, your subscribers are tricked into filling out a form just to get a free download. There is no effort to create useful content, either in the download or the blog. In fact, the blog is just duplicate content copied from everyone else who buys this product. So your subscribers will be getting nothing of value. They’re just pawns you’re using to fill out forms and click on ads so you can get paid.
3. How do you get people to your page? The sales page promises to show you how to get 100% free traffic. Once you get inside, they tell you how they used paid traffic and, since they made a profit, it was “basically free.” Does that mean if you buy a Superbowl commercial for a million dollars and make 2 million off the ad that the ad was “basically free?” Not exactly. Another dishonest claim.
The basic program is $6.90, and for that you get the 8 videos described above.
But that’s not all. There are a number of upsells offered.
Upsell #1 – $27. An email series offering access to their secret advertisers
Upsell #2 – $27. 50 blog posts you can use on your blog. Unfortunately, everyone gets the same posts, so this is duplicate content.
Upsell #3 – $197. Private mentoring.
Owners: Mark Barrett and Paul Prissick
Ultimately, I cannot recommend 20-Minute Results. While you might get some useful information and free website templates, I believe the entire business model is doomed to fail long-term. You cannot build trust with your subscribers by offering them no useful content and tricking them into performing tasks to earn you commissions.
They are correct that affiliate marketing is more difficult; you do have to make a sale to earn a commission. But at least you’re coming by your commission honestly.
If Not 20-Minute Results, Then What?
If you really want to start an online business, you need to think long-term.
There are lots of sites offering to teach you how to make money online. I have reviewed a lot of them here, and there are lots of them out there that I’m sure I’ve never heard of. But the best one I have found so far is Wealthy Affiliate.
If you have not read my detailed review of Wealthy Affiliate, you can check it out here.
Here is how 20-Minute Results stacks up against Wealthy Affiliate.
If you have experience with 20-Minute Results or Wealthy Affiliate, let me know your experience by dropping a Comment below.
Have a great day!