In this “Your Profit Team Review” I bring up red flags in the product’s sales video, such as off-the-wall income claims, hype, news stories taken out of context, yet little about what the product is. You should AVOID this product!
Your Profit Team – Product Overview
Product Name: “Your Profit Team”
Owner(s): “David” according to the sales video, Destin Cribbs according to his user name at ClickFunnels.com, Neither name is conclusive.
Price: The maximum affiliate commission of 65% is $340. Based on this, the customer pays a maximum amount of $525 for the product. It likely includes any up-sells, if any.
Guarantee: 60-Day Guarantee backed by Clickbank.
The Promotional Campaign Has Some Problems
As with many low quality online digital products, the promotional campaign is often fraudulent, or misleading at best. It is often riddled with extremely hyped-up promises of a trouble-free groundbreaking system of sorts requiring little-effort, no experience, and promises very high, off-the-wall income potential in an incredibly short amount of time. A common claim is that anyone and everyone who purchases will see incredible success using the product. The advertising comes with warnings that the opportunity itself is fleeting in some way and may be gone tomorrow, so the prospect must hurry and grab one of very few spots available or lose out on a once-in-a-lifetime event. The advertising lays heavily on appealing to emotion and uses fear (another emotion to arouse buying.)
This type of advertising has been used with the Your Profit Team product. The product apparently has not yet launched as I cannot get get past the Click Here button. This Review explores the promotional campaign.
Now, Let’s Take a Look at the Sales Video…
The sales video is shown above. I would that you watch the video and consider what you’ve seen in it. The work on the advertisement itself is well-done. It has soothing music with light piano and subtle sound effects. The narration is done with a soft-toned voice. Everything that went into the sales video was done eloquently. The marketing strategy in it is also eloquent however extremely unethical.
- Right away, we’re told that we’ve reserved a spot and this requires no experience and removes the nonsense that keeps us from making money..
- This is followed by another logical fallacy – the appeal to authority. This support comes from two different ABC News stories and a foreign news station. There will be an entire section devoted to this below.
- An appeals to emotion session begins by being told this is a secret society of sorts and then given the typical Rags-to-Riches story which takes up much of the video.
- Following this, we are given more reinforcement about getting in before it’s too late, shown an image of money falling from the sky and then the typical act of altruism – “Dave” and the team have so much money and so many websites that they don’t know what to do with. They’re throwing open the doors to the tiny few who are lucky to get in.
- We then get about 10 seconds where we’re given a hint of what the product is about. It refers to a website we’ll be working with, most likely a cookie-cutter website from what I gather from the information I have about this product so far. We’ll be given some instructions on how to set up the product. From here on, we see the final call to action and an arrow that points down to where we fill in our details and press the Submit Button.
To get more information, we need to go to Clickbank, which hosts this vendor featuring the product. Here we see a little bit more. There’s some training on how to advertise online, which apparently comes with videos, website templates which we’ll be needing, goes on to mentioning customer support and then (Uh oh!) “100+ Master Resale Rights Products.
I am concerned about MRRs these days. MRR products are an out-dated form of marketing that is no longer popular as it once was and in fact have their own problems. More likely than not, the media you are trying to sell are freely available somewhere else on the Internet. You and countless others will be trying to sell the same media within this program and probably from many, many others besides! The marketing technique was effective and popular in the 1990s.
Let’s take a closer look at the support they’ve used in the sales video…
Taking News Stories Out of Context!
I smell a dead, maggot-infested rat here! The producer(s) of the sales video resorted to clipping some news stories, taking the snippets and reassembled them. The original meaning has been lost, thus has been taken out of context to be re-used in the sales video. This is completely unethical and irresponsible usage of material that originally didn’t mean what they are conveyed to mean in the sales video.
In this case, parts from three separate news stories were isolated from their surrounding material and forced to fit into the context of the sales video. Apparently the creators of this video didn’t take in account that these news stories are online where people can find them and these clips are in them in their original contexts. We will take a look at this scenario now.
If you remember, near the beginning of the sales video, You heard and read, “The EXACT same business model shown on hundreds of news stations” on the slide just prior to being shown four snippets from news broadcasts.
What is meant by “The EXACT same business model…” is left to the viewer’s imagination, therefore is ambiguous at best. Since the viewer has probably figured out that this is an online business opportunity of sorts, this, of necessity, is what the news broadcast snippets are about.
The ABC 9 On Your Side Story…
This is not about setting up a home office and building out an affiliate marketing, PLR product marketing, MRR product marketing or any other recognized form of freelance-type of internet marketing done from home. It’s completely about employees working for their employers doing their jobs at home. This is a HUGE difference!
The ABC.com’s Action News Now Story…
In this story, we have Yahoo! (the browser and search engine company) requiring their employees to cease doing their job assignments from home and are now required to work in offices within the company’s facility. The objective of this story is to ask the question, Why? The bit extracted from the newscast features one of the spokespersons mentioning a relative that is working from home with no problems.
The ANC’s The World Tonight Story (This Is a Filipino News Network or Station)
The final clip, also used for support here, comes from a story about the growing trend of employers allowing workers to do their job assignments from home rather than doing facetime in corporate offices. This report comes from a news broadcast studio in the Philippines.
The problem here and the point is, none of these stories have anything to do with Internet marketing done as a home business or through self-employment. All of them are related to folks completing assigned work for their employers.
A Look at the Email Campaign…
In the affiliate’s area of the Your Profit Team website, (which is accessible directly from Clickbank for affiliate marketers looking for products to promote.
The entire email sequence is much like the sales video, which we will look at next.
What we have is a lot of play on words, excessive appeals to emotion, which is a logical fallacy known simply as, the fallacy of appeal to emotion. This is where the flashing of money, huge promises, the selling of the dream rather than the product, the rags to riches story, and other similar psychological exploits come from.
Contrary to what the sales video says, in the email shown above, we have them saying that they’re going to be picking out a couple of people for their team. This is an extremely ambiguous use of the term “couple” and once again, is left to the imagination. The emails are filled with a commonly used fear tactic – scarcity. There’s only so many slots or seats, there’s only a very few being taken in, We’d better hurry and get in now because this outstanding offer will be gone.
Now, let’s take a look at how many lucky ones the sales video tells us will be admitted on the so-called team…
The correct answer to the question in the caption is, “Neither!” Let’s let the affiliate program for Your Profit Team give us the truth…
…The Rest of the Story!
The end of this product that faces the consumer, that is, the front-end, is where the grand staircase is, the glitter and glamour. It has to look pretty and for low quality products, it has to appeal to the emotion. The job of the advertising is to get conversions. As was mentioned above, one of these is the use of fear, the scarcity factor to get people to do what the vendor and the advertisers want.
We are all familiar that Disney is a theme park. It’s decked out and full of fantasy. It’s full of that appeal to emotion, to authority and other logical fallacies. At these places, folks break down to a time of fun. In doing, it lowers inhibitions and raises impulsive buying. Note that the summary of the Earnings Disclaimer below suggests that we consider this product as “entertainment only!” This is more like throwing hoops or shooting the revolving ducks at our favourite Disney game stands. The statement is in full as in the original Disclaimer.
At Disney, the employees that service the park, have their own corridors and behind-the-scenes workplaces throughout. These passageways are there to keep the service employees and the utility areas out of sight of the consumers who are there for the entertainment. The workers are there to work. The workplaces are dull, drab and functional.
In the same way, the affiliate marketer goes behind the scenes of these products, in the back-end of things. What they see is the data they need, which is different than what the consumer sees. Please see the following two images. These tell the truth of the matter.
In reality, there’s not a couple people being admitted, nor 20! This is absurd. There will be many hundreds, probably as many as tens of thousands of buyers for this product. Unless this product fails miserably (and it probably won’t because of the powerful advertising. It would make no sense to put a product like this on the Internet and host it through a place like Clickbank if only a few (shown in the advertisement) were to be admitted.
The Earnings Disclaimer – Another Dull Thing People Don’t Want to See
No, I will not give you the whole thing here, but I will give the summary for you to compare with the sales video!
- All results shown in our presentation, website, or marketing literature are atypical results.
- Average results are unknown.
- The strategies, marketing methods and other business advice obtained by the owner, may not produce the same results (or any results) for you.
- There is absolutely no guarantee, expressed or implied, that by following the advice or content
that you will make any money.
- You assume all risk related to investment and money based on your own discretion and at your own potential expense.
- You agree that our content is to be considered “for entertainment purposes only”.
An important thing to note about the Earnings Disclaimer on the website. The poor design of this text against a dark background isn’t an accident. By law, the disclaimer must be present and readable. That it is, but with difficulty. I had to highlight the text to be able to read it. The producers of the website do NOT want you to read the disclaimer and would much rather you didn’t notice it because it does have damning information in it which directly contradicts the information in the advertising!
When I first started this Review, the very first flag that popped up was Your Profit Team’a home page. On it, the background features a balmy tropical beach with a blue-green ocean, brilliant sand and of course, a palm with lush fronds. I had no idea I was going to find all this stuff – and I never even got to the product itself!
I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did researching and writing it. It’s a work taken much longer than I usually do with a review. This is more of a case study and a learning tool for my readers to help protect themselves from the myriads of scams that lay in wait to pounce! Thank you for reading!
Does this product work? Maybe. Unfortunately the advertising for this product has little to say about the product, which is probably for very good reasons. For for those who are familiar with critical thinking and how invalid argumentation is used in advertising to trick the unsuspecting, I have enough grounds to safely assume this is a scam because the advertising itself is such a critical element. In this case, it clearly induces impulsive buying of a product that likely, will produce buyer’s remorse. However, not knowing enough about the product itself, and until I do, I assess this product as one to…
*** UPDATE ***
I found that the product has launched this morning. This is interesting. Now the product being opened to the public, the home page has changed. It still has the same video but now in a smaller container.
Notice at the top, above the video, you see someone has taken the #14 spot. Remember that when I began writing this Review, people were already said to have been taking these spots even before the product was launched this morning (or yesterday.) This is a script on the page and I will say more about this below.
The other two items of interest are the price is now visible and there’s
You are now allowed to enter your email at the bottom and are presented with a new video after you do this. Here’s what I have found thus far…
- This product comes with a coaching program of sorts. My best guess is this is where the up-sell lies.
- There is now a definitive price point to purchase this product. $57 USD gets you in the door.
- It presents you with a discount of $10 USD in one of three ways. I will show you the ways below.
- What you see on the box (which changes as you interact with it) isn’t what you might think. More on this below.
- I found another hint to what’s involved with this product! Let’s look at these one at a time…
Bear in mind that some of the information below is inconclusive and I will state this in association to those items.
In the second video, there is mention of coaching that you will get when you join the “team.” Usually, coaching comes with a fairly hefty price tag and It is likely the same occurs here. You will be assigned a coach and may get a starter session. You will be given contact information. From the information I have gotten from the JV invite information on Clickbank, there’s definitely some up-sells here. It could be the coaching or it could have something to do with the Master Resale Rights products. It could also be an undisclosed item, such as hosting for websites that come with the MRR products. Without actually purchasing and going in, this remains inconclusive.
Even if all of the coaching is for free and is included with the membership price, there is one or more up-sells involved here. In fact, there’s $500 somewhere along the line here that you will need to be paying out to get the optimal thrust of this product. The MRRs are not mentioned anywhere in the sales videos but they are mentioned at Clickbank! I strongly believe you get this 100+ package. Let’s look at the pricing now and see what you get with this…
Initially, the cost is $57. This is how it starts. It gets dropped though and the common reason you see these drops in pricing is that already, you’ve been fixed upon the initial amount. You might think it’s a little high, but you’re probably going to go for it. Dropping the price further into the buying process is just another thing that locks you into a buying decision – and you go for it.
The second video, tells us we’re getting the following…
- The reserved spot becomes yours (one in 20 (and you’ve received the last spot! – how lucky you are!)
- You now have the online office. This is most likely nothing more than a dashboard where you set up your website.
- Speaking of which, is probably the main campaign you start with. More on that below…
- Given the benefit of the doubt here, you’re assigned a coach for all the time you’re a member.
- You also get access to other members. There appears to be some sort of communication between you and others.
- You get the quickest and easiest means to making money online. When you make money, “they” make money. Hmmm.
- You get a fool-proof guide that shows you how to set things up.
- You get a 60-Day guarantee which you can receive an income with no questions asked.
There is an uncanny reference about not doing anything with the spot we’re given and that if we were to still feel objections to what we are seeing in the second video, then the advertisement tells us that we are probably not the person they’re looking for and that we don’t deserve the spot.
This last statement is yet another ploy to get the viewer to jump in. Many people have what’s known as entitlement mentality. This mindset is encouraged in Western-type consumer-based nations. One of the tenets of entitlement (and consumer) mentality is that part of entitlement mentality is the feeling that we deserve what we have coming. To be told otherwise comes off as an insult and an undesired label – “You don’t deserve it!”
This is a ploy known as the logical fallacy of appealing to emotion. This is a play on emotion which gets the viewer to divorce their intellect long enough to purchase the product compulsively.
We have covered what’s involved with the discount and why it’s there. Here I’m just going to show what the page changes to when you get the discount. Note that the page also informs that the last spot is now taken.
There are three ways we see this discount. All roads lead to Rome, so no matter what you do, you’re going to get this discount. However they are going to play the line and they are crafty at fishing, so watch out! After all, it’s you and I looking at the end of the line and that worm sure looks tasty! Here’s the three ways…
You watch the video but you notice the notifications at the top of the screen. Someone has just taken Spot 14. You watch the video further and notice the notification briefly go blank. It’s then replaced by someone taking Spot 15 … and then 16. You don’t take any chances and click the Let’s Get You Started! Claim Your Success Right Now! Immediately the top notification indicates, “FINAL SPOT HAS BEEN RESERVED – LAST SPOT DISCOUNT HAS BEEN TURNED ON” and at the bottom of the box, “LAST PACKAGE DISCOUNT IS NOW APPLIED”
The Count-Down and a Wait! Pop-Up
The Final Nail in the Coffin…The Verified Site Badges
I did everything I could to find the badges that are laid out across the bottom of the box beneath the video, but I had some problems. I couldn’t find them – anywhere!
I looked for them by typing what’s on them – nothing. I tried to guess at possible websites and trying different possibilities based on the information on the badges. I made a screenshot of one of the more “popular” ones (the red one on security.) I checked for known badges. I simply could not come with a single match. Using Google Images to match the Verified Site Badge – Security Verified, I came up with the following…
- Redoxon Triple Flavour Effervescent Tabliets
- McVital’s Club
- Rennie Orange Flavour
- Kit-Kat Orange Bar
- Trident Chewing Gum, Orange Flavoured
- Sugarless Bubble-Yum Chewing Gum Orange
Yep – the badges shown above are little more than what I’ve found – eye candy. Looking at the image of trusted badges in the image to the right, what do they all have in common?
They all have the website’s name on them, such as eTrust.com, etc. The ones at the top of this section do not!
This concludes this study and based on what I’ve found here, even if the product does actually have some value, I hereby downgrade Your Profit Team as an outright…
Reason? False, misleading and fraudulent advertising that is clearly designed to trick folks into purchasing a product that most likely isn’t worth the pixels that it’s made of!
My Top Pick…
It is likely you are here because you found the Your Profit Team product and wasn’t sure about it. You wanted to look into this before purchasing. I hope I was able to show you why this product isn’t a good idea. I weigh very heavily upon the promotion of a product for reasons given above. It’s a serious matter and costs consumers millions of dollars per year.
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