There is a lot to be said about affiliate marketing. We hear about it all the time, and people are constantly telling us that it makes them thousands, or that is a scam. It all depends on how you approach affiliate marketing. A lot of the scams come from get-rich-quick schemes disguised as money-making programs.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Google Sniper, with many different people denouncing it as a scam. But is it really? What is it all about? Does it make money? That is what we are going to find out. Have a look at our Google Sniper Review 2017.
How Does It Work?
Google Sniper (has no affiliation with Google) is a series of training videos that help you build, what creator George Brown calls, “Sniper sites”. The training is both text and video based. And yes, you do have to pay for this miracle training program.
The problem is that Google Sniper has some useful information, but most of it is outdated. This is because the program relies on a series of loopholes in Google’s algorithms, and as we all know, Google updates these algorithms regularly. So, be careful when using the program because it might do more harm than good.
Basically, the program is a step-by-step guide that teaches you a number of affiliate marketing principles. Some of the strategies are based on sound marketing principles and make a lot of sense. Unfortunately, most of them are out of date and George Brown has to continuously update his program to keep up with Google.
Now, what is a sniper site? You may know them under the name “niche sites”. This is when you create a website that is focused on one particular audience. For example, vegan recipes, is a niche website. It focuses on vegans, and how to make vegan food. A person who is not a vegan will not go to that site, but vegans will tell their vegan friends and before long you have created an online vegan community.
This concept existed before George Brown coined them as “sniper sites” and most people still know them as niche websites. So, the idea behind Google Sniper is that you build your “sniper website” on the principles he gives you for up to $47 a month.
The program is legal, and nobody has found anything unsafe about the program.
- Easy to follow training
George Brown offers his training to the world for a “fair” price and it does seem easy enough to follow. You can quit at any time, and as long as you are paying your fee, you will have access to all of his training. The site is also easy enough to navigate.
- The price is affordable but not worth it
First, Brown makes it seem like making money online is a breeze, but like any other business, it takes time and effort. There are hidden costs and some of his techniques will hurt your business. For example, spamming your readers is the quickest way for them to leave you. The course is supposed to be aimed at beginners, but it feels like you need to take a course before taking the program. The fact that is constantly needs to be updated is a warning sign.
Is It a Scam?
Some will say no, and then proceed to advertise their own programs. Some will say yes, and go on about it forever. So, how can we find the truth? We will be looking at some ways you can identify a scam, and then you can decide for yourself.
Warning Bell 1: Too good to be true
The golden rule when it comes to detecting a scam is to ask yourself, “Is this too good to be true?” Does the program offer you instant gains with minimal effort? If so, you already know that something is off.
Warning Bell 2: You aren’t getting any information
Scams will always paint a rosy picture, while throwing in some big words to catch your attention. There will usually be an energetic video that shows you how you can make millions. But, after watching it a second time, you realize that they are not telling you anything. They are running around in circles, retelling you everything you already know.
Warning Bell 3: Upsells and Downsells
Downsells are when you get a special discount for buying the product. Upsells are when you have to keep buying things to get more knowledge. (“Congratulations, you just finished the introductory course! To find out how to make money, buy the second course!”)
A legitimate program does not need to beg you to buy their program, they know it is good. They also do not try and keep trying to sell you the same product repeatedly.
Warning Bell 4: Hyper Testimonials
If they offer you a bunch of testimonials by smiling, beautiful people who swear their lives to this program, something is up.
Warning Bell 5: They pressure you
If they try and pressure you into a decision without letting you think about it, walk away. The best thing to do is always tell the salesperson that you need time to think. Or, give yourself a day or two to do research before answering an email or signing up to the website.
Warning Bell 6: Flashy lifestyles
If they try and entice you by showing you videos and pictures of a high-end lifestyle, walk away, you are watching stock footage.
Warning Bell 7: No support
Any legitimate program will respond to any questions you have about the program before you buy it. If they do not answer before you buy, they will not answer after you buy either.
Warning Bell 8: No contact information
What about Google Sniper? Does it ring any warning bells? Actually, it does.
- 60-day guarantee- why are you downselling your product?
- Introductory sales pitch- with no relevant information
- Promises of overnight success
- Upsells and downsells
Is Google Sniper a scam? We will let you decide.
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