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”
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!
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, many will regret. However, not knowing enough about the product itself, and until I do, I assess this product as one to…
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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