The Digital Elites Review – Is Digital Elites a Scam?

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At the time of this writing, The Digital Elites is a relatively new product.  It officially launched in October, 2016.  What are its claims and how does it stack up?  Let’s take a look.

The Digital Elites

Chuck Nguyen
Chuck Nguyen

Rating: Four Stars

Price: $49

Owner: Chuck Nguyen

Website: http://thedigitalelites.com

 

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Introduction


Digital Elites screenshotLet me start by saying that there is very little information about The Digital Elites online.  Therefore, I will limit my review to the information available on the sales page and what I know about making money online.

On the sales page, we are presented with a video of Chuck Nguyen, owner of The Digital Elites, describing “Five Core Components” of making money online:

  1. A proven marketing system
  2. Traffic generation
  3. Email marketing
  4. A mastermind group
  5. A mentor

He then goes on to describe the five components of The Digital Elites:

  1. Autopilot marketing system
  2. High quality traffic
  3. The art of email marketing
  4. Community and mentoring
  5. High ticket commissions

The only confusing component here is the “high ticket commissions.”  He mentions that there are some things you need to do to have this available to you, but he doesn’t really go into detail.  I suspect it will probably cost extra.

He then goes on to say that all of these are done for you except for traffic, so all you have to do is follow his traffic generation training.  But then he says that if you like, he and his team will generate the traffic for you too.  It’s a little confusing.

Once you join, you will gain access to 9 Core Modules:

the digital elites course outline Most of these are pretty self-explanatory.  When you join, you will want to start working through the 9-Step System, which is the main training program of the system.

A couple of interesting modules are The Affiliate Challenge and Affiliate Syndicate.  The Affiliate Challenge is a 28-day program where you are given step-by-step instructions to follow that will lead to commissions in 28 days.  The  Affiliate Syndicate is a program where Chuck will share his successful affiliate campaigns with members.

 

Pros and Cons


Pros

  • Lots of good information
  • Nice price
  • Email marketing training + 30 days of pre-written emails
  • Online community (masterminds)
  • Quick support available
  • Can contact the owner
  • 60-day money back guarantee

 

Cons

  • Online community is through Facebook
  • Income examples are “extraordinary
  • Results are not realistic
  • Cannot “test drive” the system for free

 

Who is The Digital Elites For?


The Digital Elites sales page claims it is for:

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate Online Business Owners
  • Advanced Online Business Owners

However, the marketing seems to be targeted toward beginners since more advanced online marketers will already have their own marketing system in place.

 

Tools and Training


Training is available through the 9-Step System and is both video-based combined with downloadable PDF’s.  This is especially convenient because you can download and print the PDF as a reference while you are completing the tasks.

There is also a module titled “Recorded Training” for additional training beyond that found in the 9-Step System.

 

Support


Frustrated PhoneThe information I got on support was somewhat contradictory.  At first, Chuck claims that support is available within 5 – 10 minutes of asking.  Then he claims that he wants to handle the support himself to give a more personal touch.  I assume he’s not available 24 hours a day, so I believe he will either have a support staff or you’ll just have to wait until he can get around to your problem.

Either way, it appears that support is decent for The Digital Elites.

 

Price


There is no free “test drive” of The Digital Elites.

The cost of Digital Elites is $49.

I did not see a module for the high ticket commissions, so I suspect that is something you will have to pay extra for.  There is no indication of what the price of admission for that is.

 

This Looks Kinda Familiar


The Digital Elites sounds a lot like my #1 Recommended Product, Wealthy Affiliate.  If you have not read my detailed Wealthy Affiliate review, you can read it here.

Both products offer a community of online entrepreneurs coming together to help each other make money.  Both products offer training in affiliate marketing.  But how do they stack up against each other?

 

Final Verdict


Rating Recap

thumbs-upThe Digital Elites

Rating: Four Stars

Price: $49

Owner: Chuck Nguyen

Website: http://thedigitalelites.com

 

Ultimately, I believe The Digital Elites is a legitimate program for learning how to make money online.  Chuck Nguyen really seems to be interested in building an online community of entrepreneurs and helping us make money online.  I especially like the training and help you get with email marketing and the downloadable PDF’s.

There are a few problems, though.  It seems like if you’re paying for an online community, you would get something a little more specialized than a secret Facebook group.  And while a money-back guarantee is good, the best guarantee is a free test drive of the system.  And I really don’t like the lack of information on website creation and the unrealistic claims.

 

If you have tried The Digital Elites, I would love to hear from you.  Leave me a Comment below.

Have a great day!

Andy

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16 thoughts on “The Digital Elites Review – Is Digital Elites a Scam?

  1. Great review on The Digital Elites Andy!
    It is good to read that this isn’t a scam, as I have been reading so many scam reviews lately.
    There are a few things I don’t like the sound of though, such as the lack of a free trial, and at $47 per month, it seems a bit expensive for what you actually get.
    To me, Wealthy Affiliate offers so much value for a similar price.
    Nice review!
    ~John

    1. You and I are definitely on the same page, John. While I think that Chuck does offer value here, I still believe he falls short of Wealthy Affiliate. It is still the best value out there. Chuck is definitely on the right track, though.

  2. Hey, Andy.

    Great review. Thanks for sharing.

    The Digital Elites program looks promising, but as you have stated, it is fairly new on the market. So we will have to keep an eye out on it as it grows. Hopefully.

    But as John said, the lack of a free trial is a turn-off for me as well. If the program is so great and does help produce anything, why not give us a nice short “test drive”?

    I would too think twice before going any further.

    Unlike wealthy affiliate. There are many reasons I stand behind WA. Since day one, I have been 110% sure of what I am doing, and why I am doing it. Even when some of my challenges seem impossible to overcome. Which is why I strongly believe WA is a great place for anyone with experience and without any experience to start their online journey.

    Anyways, thanks for sharing this great review.
    Good luck!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Vini. Yes, The Digital Elites does show promise, especially in the area of email marketing, but I still have my doubts, especially with the six-figure claims, something that’s possible, but not likely in the timeframe discussed. I too was hooked on Wealthy Affiliate as soon as I joined. It’s definitely a great value. And no one has to take our word for it because they can try it out completely free. It’s the ultimate guarantee.

  3. Hello and thanks for sharing, this is the first time that I have heard of this system, it sounds great but then a question still comes to mind and it would have been great if you were given a free trail to see if this is something that you really want to invest you time and money in. I am not saying that this is not legit, I guess I just need to take closer look.

    1. I will follow this for awhile and see how it performs going forward. Chuck seems like a smart charismatic guy, so he may be able to make a go of it. If I find any new information, I’ll post an update.

  4. Actually, Chuck Nguyen’s program is available for a one time price of $47. Before going to Chuck’s program, I tried out Wealth afiliate’s trial and even had a month of the premium based service. The trial for Wealth Afiliate is very basic information and used to entice you. Of course, that’s what afiliate marketing is and those other things that Wealth Afiliate offers that Nguyen doesn’t offer can be found on the internet. I will give it to you, it is nice that Wealth Afiliate offers a website platform and builder, but website’s are fairly easy to build nowadays, apart from e-commerce stores. Follow my afiliate link and hop on board, I encourage you to try out Wealth Afiliate, but in my opinion it was not worth $47 dollars per month when hosting is available for $9 a year. That money could make a big difference in the beginning, depending on how long it takes you to get up and running.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Max. Note that I don’t allow people to post affiliate links in the comments. I wouldn’t mind one or two, but it would just open the door to tons of spam. Have you ever seen the comments on YouTube videos about making money? Everyone and his grandma posts his affiliate links.

      I checked the Digital Elites site, and I saw that they did indeed change it to a one-time charge of $49. I will update my review accordingly. Thanks for the info.

  5. But you didn’t update this:

    “I suspect access to this component will cost you more money than the $47 per month.”

    1. Thank you for pointing that out, Duncan. I have removed pricing from that statement just in case the price changes in the future. 🙂

  6. Thanks Andy your platform helps me to decide whether to try Chuck’s digital elite or WA
    Either way each program has pros and cons
    But research ahead of time and testimonials make
    It so much better. Thank you!

    1. Ken,

      Thanks for the comment. Both are good programs. In the long run, I believe you will get more out of Wealthy Affiliate with the website builder, hosting, and training all included. But I don’t think you would go wrong with The Digital Elites. And both platforms include a guarantee. Chuck’s has a 60-day money back guarantee, and Wealthy Affiliate let’s you test drive the system for free. Either way, you will be way ahead of the curve versus going it alone.

      Best of luck you you.

  7. And you should mention that if you are a free member at WA and if you do not pay the monthly fee in a period of time they will delete your site or sites this happen to me. I worked for a few mont on those sites and what happened, they sent an email saying that only work with people that pay the monthly fee. An my sites vanished in seconds. And you did not mention in the features above that this other proma has email marketing,

    1. I am not sure what you mean by monthly fee for free members of Wealthy Affiliate. Free members have no monthly fee. Sure, if you upgrade to a Premium Membership and purchase your own domain, your membership includes hosting on their site. I do know for a fact that they offer a grace period of a few weeks if you miss a payment. If you don’t pay your membership fee, they probably will remove your site, but is that really unreasonable? Stop paying for hosting –> stop getting hosting. If you had communicated with them in advance that you were interested in cancelling your membership, they might have worked with you to help transition your site off their server and onto another hosting site, maybe even keeping your domain. They are pretty reasonable.

  8. Hi Andy, I was interested in your review of Digital Elites because I did buy and try that program a few months ago, before I came across Wealthy Affiliate.
    I was not impressed with the product and I asked Clickbank for my money back. The DONE FOR YOU case studies which you were supposed to be able to Rinse and Repeat, were only partially complete and some consisted of PowerPoint slides. It wasn’t a comprehensive system anywhere near the class of WA.
    A few weeks afterwards I got an email from Chuck Nugyun the owner and it seemed like he was doing some sort of JV with an MLM product which he invited me to subscribe to, but was not of interest. Alan

    1. Thanks for posting your comment on Digital Elites. I’m sorry the “done for you” case studies were not complete. At the time of the review, Digital Elites was a fairly new product, so it might be understandable if things were not 100% at that time. Hopefully Chuck has improved things since then.

      I agree that Wealthy Affiliate is in a class all by itself, which is why it is still my top recommended product. As a member myself, I think it is the best of its kind out there. But as usual, I always recommend that no one take my word or it. You can try it out for free to see if you like it and pay nothing.

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