12 Minute Pay Day Is Not for the Faint at Heart. This Program Purports It Can Make You Rich, but Will It? Let’s See…
by Daniel Euergetes,
Updated: [November 29, 2014]
|Rating:||(1 / 5)|
The above screenshot was taken from the sales video for 12 Minute Pay Day. There are two ways to add those zeroes to your bank account:
In spite of what the producers of this sales video would like you to perceive by the ambiguous statement in the screenshot, in actuality, it squares up with the earnings disclaimer’s statement that “The typical purchaser does not make any money using this system.”
While it would be nice if the average person using this system would see horizontal figures with many zeros following a whole number in their bank accounts, this is not typical. If zero earnings from this product were to show in the “Deposits” column, they would certainly show as a vertical line of zeros!
Before you purchase the 12 Minute Payday system I highly recommend you read this review, and any links to related content about this product, to get the full picture of what you get based on my research, both in what is purported in the advertising and the product itself.
The advertising will be dealt with in a separate review whilst the product being offered will appear here.
12 Minute Pay Day, Product Overview
This product is part of the ClickBetter Affiliate Network, as stated on the official website. In essence, the product is a website with several links to paid programs and tools that aid more advanced Internet marketers in setting up squeeze pages, an autoresponder account, an affiliate account, traffic generators, swipe files, a swap/solo platform, and sundry other services.
The Good & the Bad
- The instructional part of this product is orderly and well-arranged.
- Some of the programs offered could be of benefit to a seasoned marketer.
- All web pages in the Members Area are aesthetic and clean.
- Most people will not make any income from this product.
- The sales video says nothing about what this product is or what it does.
- The sales video is full of hype, unrealistic expectations and fake testimonials
- This is a glorified list of products and services, nothing more than a bunch of upsells.
- This product is NOT for folks that haven’t had any experience with Internet marketing.
- It is not free as plainly stated in print on the sales page.
- You must purchase other products to make this “business plan” functional.
- The affiliate network hosting this program is the rogue ClickSure.
- Products for promotion in ClickSure are inherently rogue and inferior.
- You are taught and offered tools that encourage rogue marketing practices.
- You are instructed to set up systems of traffic-getting that are annoying and invasive.
- Some of the tools and services offered are extremely expensive.
Who Is It For?
All but a couple of these come with price tags on them, some of them pretty hefty, and in spite of the sales video stating that this product was tested by folks who have never made a dime on the Internet, are NOT for folks who have not tried their hand at Internet marketing.
Tools & Training
The training provided comes in a series of videos (pdf files of this information is also said to be available) which are fairly easy to understand, at least the initial ones dealing with the setting up of the basic needful services in order to make this product functional.
The videos are presented in a logical order and should be viewed, the instructions carried out, in this order.
The support system is a ticket-based help desk. The reliability of the support for this product is unknown to me and have not used it.
This product is said to have a $197 value, but this is struck out with the clause, “FREE 6-Figure Business Plan” following the dollar figure.
This product is NOT free. It starts out at $47. If the viewer declines and goes to exit the page, a downsell appears discounting the price to $37. If, once again, the viewer declines, a squeeze page offering the product at $9 appears.
There are upsells throughout the entire product, too numerous to include here. They will be briefly discussed below.
My Link-By-Link Review of This Product
Here I would like to present the Modules, one-by-one to give you some insight as to what’s included in this product. Shown above is a screenshot of the upper portion of the home page of the Members Area.
An overview of the menu found in the sidebar to the left is that, you are presented with a series of training videos which show you how to set up your business, which in my opinion, turns out a campaign not unlike advertising campaigns found in the many rogue products offered to affiliate in the ClickSure Affiliate Network.
There is no software here that is created exclusively for the 12 Minute Pay Day program. It is merely third-party platforms being offered by the producers of this program, some of which are dubious, others which are a step from being useless and yet others offered to an audience that are way beyond the Internet marketing skills of the folks that comprise it.
Module 1: Getting Started
In this module, you are introduced to the system and shown the already-made set of squeeze page websites available to you. Note that if you’ve joined as a Basic Member, you will only have the first one available to you. Note in the image above the first three from the set of 15 squeeze pages (available to Advanced Members) being offered on the program’s servers. Note that the second and third are in “locked” status as I’ve joined as a Basic Member for the purpose of review.
On the second of two links in this module, you encounter the vanguard of a barrage of off-site upsells – the autoresponder service from a suite of web services called, “GVO.” In order to get anywhere with this product, you must purchase an autoresponder, and here, it’s GVO, which rings in at a cost of $1 for a trial, and $9 thereafter.
Note that GVO is often associated and used in lieu of another suite of tools known as Pure Leverage. We will briefly discuss this option below.
Module 2: Set Up
Here we are shown how to set up the autoresponder and introduced to more options, including the ClickSure Affiliate Network, Click.org, Double Email Profits, and Traffic Pool. The final link in this section shows you the system you’ve set up and how it works in real time. Let’s take a brief look at what’s offered here. Screenshots of each program’s logos are shown below, followed by a blurb for each.
You need products to promote. Often, first-time affiliate marketers resort to affiliate networks, such as ClickBank and Commission Junction, to find products to promote.
ClickSure is also an affiliate network and is highly recommended that you do NOT join nor promote offers from there! In essence, ClickSure harbours those products that would be strictly rejected from the two mentioned above, not to mention others as well, which they consider to be rogue.
ClickSure was in fact formed when the better-known affiliate networks sought to clean house of these rogue products and unscrupulous marketeering that was ruining the networks’ reputation.
Find out more about ClickSure by visiting my review for this network. It is highly recommended you do so and you will thank me for it!
This offering comes in four flavours: Basic ($9/mo.), Plus ($29/mo.), PRO ($49/mo.) and Extreme ($99/mo.)
You cannot use the Basic package because it does not include the link rotation feature needed for the system to function correctly, so you would choose one of the other three packages.
This service provides link rotation which allows you to offer a variety of promotions in your email campaign. It also offers link cloaking which aids in keeping your messages out of your subscribers’ junk folders.
EPC Maximizer is a paid subscription ($20/month) which allows you to promote two (or more) products at once. How this ultimately works is, after correctly set up, you can daisy-chain one promotion after another.
What you are REALLY doing here is producing a daisy-chain of annoyances to your list! Think about it (and this is how your list sees it) how would you feel if you wanted out of the web page showing an offer, and upon exiting that page, you are immediately have another offer shoved in front of your face?
That’s what happens when you add this insidious program to your campaign! Note that this is indeed, done by equally-insidious marketers who go for the numbers and not relationships!
‘Nuff said, except that this is offered as an option and is not necessary for the functionality of your campaign.
Traffic Pool is an onboard service offered by 12 Minute Pay Day, or ClickSure. I’m not sure which offers it, but probably the latter. You MUST have all steps preceding this one completed before you purchase this at the price shown in the banner above.
This is the “done-for-you” bit you are told about early on in the lessons. They purchase the traffic sources, which are supposed to be composed of unique viewers, not repeat viewers and is supposed to be quality traffic pooled to all members’ campaigns in the system. You submit affiliate links to this pool via a form field. This is purportedly “one of the benefits of being part of the 12 Minute Pay Day Team. During this step you are encouraged to “go all out” using all “Get Commissions” options below.
Module 3: Make Money
In this module, you are introduced to more services that are purported to aid in your marketing campaign. As you can probably see by now, things are adding up. It doesn’t stop there. There are three “Get Commissions” links, ordered 1, 2 and 3.
This software isn’t free. It has subscriptions options of $29/mo, $33/mo. and $49/mo. I have not delved into the individual packages. This software puts your website on the top of GoogleNews. It also provides a tracking module and traffic-generating software built-in.
The argument here is that the normal venues for paid click advertising, such as Google Adwords, Yahoo Advertising Solutions and Microsoft Advertising are too strict, do not perform very well in searches, and are extremely costly. Therefore, we are presented with “CPCBroker” an alternative to the others.
The packages shown in the video training are:
Starter – $47, Novice – $97, Basic – $197, Bronze $397, Silver – 597 and Gold – $997
However, there have evidently been changes because the page now shows:
Basic – $220, Bronze – $440, Silver – $660, Gold – $1,097, Platinum – $2,197 Titanium – $4,297
Note that the “Basic” package, which is the one recommended in the video, has increased only $3.
What we find at this link:
Module 4: VIP Bonus Materials
Here are two more offerings, one of which is the PureLeverage services mentioned above.
Under the “Increase Income 500%” link (which surely is a gross exaggeration) we are introduced to PureLeverage which offers numerious web services apparently used by many of the high-end Internet marketing gurus out there. This service is not cheap, running $24.95 and $97.95 for the two packages they offer.
What is PureLeverage? It is a suite of competitive web services all under one roof. We will let them tell us which services they offer.
In spite of the fact that they themselves say that the services are suitable for beginners, there is quite a learning curve involved, though it is doable. The costs incurred are not suitable to folks struggling with making ends meet or just starting out in Internet marketing.
You can promote the service, from what I understand to be a multi-level marketing platform. You must be subscribed to any in-house service you wish to promote, else you will NOT get credit for sales.
It is known that the blogging platform is inferior and not recommended! Many rogue marketers employ the use of this service when offering blogs in their membership programs, a couple of which I have encountered in other product reviews I’ve done.
In brief, this is a click-reciprocating service allowing folks to get together and swap their clicks and emails for a price. These prices, like paid advertising, are on a sliding scale. They also have a “rating” system in place which I do not totally understand. You pay for the services when you “book” them.
They have four available packages:
Guest Status, which is free and three paid choices: 1 Month: $29.95, 6 Months: $179.95 (1 free month), 12 Months: 359.95 (3 free months)
The Guest Status is totally useless!
One more link in this section is a downloadable set of swipe email text files. I have gone into some of these and they all seem to do the same thing – provide bait for your hooks (generic write-ups of various situations (the bait) with one or more places to insert your affiliate links (the hook.)
There are a total of 147 swipe files in this package, and all of the ones I’ve read use one or more logical fallacies and almost all of them are designed to appeal to the emotion (one of several recognized logical fallacies.)
Module 5: Help
In lieu of the information already given in the “Support” section above, these interesting facts come from their Help section.
There are only two articles in the knowledgebase and both are rated quite low.
There have been 723 inquiries about refunds since this article was added four weeks ago. 314 reported incidents by folks have had issues logging into their
accounts in a six-week period.
It is quite conceivable that some folks with the right mentality and experience can make this system work. It is not recommended for folks who hold the philosophy of paying it forward and insist on dealing in life with integrity and honesty. When I say “right mentality” I mean those who do not have any qualms of using seductive methods in their campaigns. This program uses it, it teaches it and resorts to services known for it.
Though many of the products offered in this product are not scams in themselves, ClickSure is NOT recommended, as it’s loaded with rogue, inferior products. The sales video is grossly loaded with lies, misrepresentations, ambiguities, false testimonials, hype and unrealistic expectations. It is designed to reach an audience that has no experience with Internet marketing, yet encourages these folks to purchase certain services which are way beyond their comprehension. The title of the product itself is misleading as earning anything from using this product, let alone learning it and setting it up cannot possibly be done by the average person in 12 minutes! Therefore, my verdict of this product is a:
My #1 Recommendation
I hope you have found this review informative and having prevented you from disappointment and from wasting your time, money and resources by not joining the reviewed.
As I have experienced, the philosophy to pay it forward, having a mentality for honesty and integrity, has a better pay-out in the long run. Whilst it is true that many an Internet guru can go to sleep at night after having taken thousands to the cleaners on a regular basis, and acquire wealth doing this, in the long run, these come to pass in time and some become quite infamous in name and reputation.
I promote only those products and services that hold the above marks of distinction, to serve their fellow human beings not treat them as merchandise as fish is to the market, as fishermen using rogue baiting techniques.
This holds true for platforms that teach affiliate marketing, the marketing preference of the product I’ve just reviewed. There are very bad ones out there, but there are also top quality ones as well. I am confident and convinced by years of membership with what I find is the absolute best possible alternative you will ever find, where you can learn Internet marketing using the affiliate method, learning the ethical ways of the practice and forming excellent habits in a community setting.
I would like you to see that such do exist, for yourself, by visiting my Wealthy Affiliate review. I am pleased to show you a comparison chart between the product just reviewed and Wealthy Affiliate: