The Ethical & Unethical Faces of High Ticket Affiliate Marketing.

Last Update: August 14, 2019

There is a misconception these days, that you need to be promoting high ticket affiliate programs in order to be successful online. In this post I am going to investigate this very idea and help you understand the difference between high ticket affiliate marketing, low ticket affiliate marketing, and I am going to be bringing ethical affiliate marketing to the forefront of the conversation.

What is High Ticket Affiliate Marketing?

Like it sounds, high ticket affiliate marketing is the sale of higher end or more expensive affiliate products/services. These tend to pay higher commissions in terms of dollar value simply because the products cost more. Conventionally, these sorts of products were products that you would associate with being more expensive.

An example of this, would be selling a fridge or a TV off of Amazon. Another example could be selling a high end stereo system. These are high ticket items that can range in the $1,000's, thus their affiliate commissions will typically be much more.

Amazon typically pays around 6% commissions on all sales. Obviously they are just one affiliate program of 10,000's out there. When someone makes a purchase of a high end product like this (which could be in the tens of thousands of dollars), affiliate commissions can be several $100's, or even in cross the $1,000 mark.

Let's look at a few different products on Amazon:

True STR2RPT-2G-2G Two Section Front/Rear Glass Doors Pass-Thru Refrigerator
Price:
$11,453 - Commission Potential, $670

This is a product that may seem outlandish, but many homes and restaurants are finishing with high end appliances. This is one such example of a product, and in fact $12K although seeming on the higher end in terms of fridges, they get much more expensive than this.

You will be earning $670 commissions on this one product and Amazon Prime will offer shipping on these products at an affordable price, in fact FREE shipping in most cases (which many offline stores will not offer). If you have a site in the "fridge" niche it wouldn't take too many of these types of sales to get up to $10,000+ per month in monthly affiliate commissions.

Let's look at another product. In this case it is a Rolex watch, being sold once again on Amazon.

Rolex Lady Datejust Champagne Dial 18K Pink Gold Automatic Watch
Price: $43,295 - Commission Potential, $2,945

This is definitely a product on the higher end, but believe it or not people spend this sort of money on a watch and they are doing it online at a higher and higher rate.

You don't have to sell too many watches at $3K commission per in order to have a very successful month as an affiliate. It doesn't take too many sales of a watch like this to have a successful year as an affiliate. Sell 10 of them in a year (which could quite easily be one with a "watch niche" website) and you would be looking at $29,450 in commissions per year. Sell 100, and you would be looking at $294,500. These high ticket affiliate marketing commissions quickly add up!

Do know that there are 1,000's of affiliate programs that you can leverage to promote higher ticket products and there will be higher ticket products in every industry. Just don't fall for the idea that it is easier to sell on item for $10,000 than it is to sell 100 items at $100.

That is not always the truth, and from experience I have found it very easy to sell Lower ticket products in volume (and at good value) than to sell LESS high ticket items that are not as good as value.

It comes down to what is best for the customers, because that is what will always lead you to creating and establishing yourself as a more authoritative figure online. If you jepordize your brand for the sake of potentially earning higher commissions, you are not going to be creating a lasting or sustainable business.

And that introduces the "high ticket affiliate marketing" (HTAM) phrase that is becoming more commonplace within the digital information/coaching world. There are a lot of scams within this space, that are skewing people's perception of what your role as an affilaite marketer is, and what a "customer centric" business is.

Why So Called "Gurus" Think HTAM is OK.


There is a large subset of marketers out there these days promoting high cost products. You have likely seen them, or perhaps have been taken advantage by one or more of these schemes. Digital courses, digital memberships, conferences, masterminds, and coaching programs charging in the $1,000's or even $10,000's for their services.

Is it because their product/information is worth this much? No. Then why are they charging these outlandish prices?

The are a few simple reasons. They are making money doing it (albeit temporarily typically). They are also utilizing that as their core pitch for others to sell their product for them, versus showcasing the actual VALUE of their product.

This is not actually affiliate marketing, in the sense that I have understood it for the last 17 years being full time in this space. This is the business of taking advantage of others.

By conflating the language of "high ticket" and "affiliate marketing", there are companies out there that are really starting to give affiliate marketing a bad name.

Affiliate marketing is the process of marketing products and services, and in return earning an affiliate commission. But as an affiliate, you have the duty to promote products/services that have your visitors (and potential customers) best interest at hand, not your pocket book. If your thinking is the latter, then you are going to fall in a serious trap, one that will lead to stifled success or worse yet, a run in with the FTC.

Does it mean that companies offering a product or a course for $5,000 or even $10,000 is better than one that is offered for MUCH less? Absolutely not.

What it means is that in an effort to attract affiliates, unethical companies are "overcharging" for their products or services to make the speculated commissions higher. Thus, they hope to attract more affiliates.

Not only this, the companies implementing these sorts of unscrupulous tactics will "require" (or make strong recommendations) their affiliates to implement paid marketing techniques. These include the likes of Facebook Ads, Google Adwords or SOLO ads which carry a great deal of risk.

I have worked with 1,000's of people over the years that have been taken advantage of in this exact way. There is a RIGHT way to implement a high ticket affiliate marketing campaign, and there is a wrong way. If you are promoting "info products" that cost several $1,000's you are likely involved in a program that is taking advantage of customers and this will lead to their subsequent demise.

Lately though, these products and services are simply ploys for affiliates to earn larger commissions and ultimately people end up getting taken advantage of. Often times it is not even affiliate marketing, it is an MLM scheme that people are getting involved with, usually without even knowing it. This leads me to the next point.

High Ticket Affiliate Marketing is Often Times NOT Affiliate Marketing

There're many companies out there pretending that there're affiliate marketing, when they are actually not affiliate marketing. Anything networks on the pretense of there've been multiple levels within it, is not affiliate marketing rather it is MLM (also known as multi-level marketing).

There are a few telltale signs that will help you indicate whether you're getting involved in an actual affiliate marketing company, or a potential scheme (and potentially a pyramid scheme)

  • It is difficult to understand what the product actually is
  • They are not upfront about all the price points
  • There are more than 3 levels.
  • You have to upgrade to a certain level, to promote that level
  • If you have to pay to join their affiliate program

Some other characteristics of a high ticket affiliate marketing scam, may also include:

  • When masterminds or conferences are involved
  • Cost is in the $1,000's for information or coaching
  • Buying into a program level in order to earn commissions at that level
  • The owners have a track record of being involved in scams

When you see these signs, be careful getting involved in such a program. If you are joining something for the sake of high commissions and because it is being sold on "high commissions" not the actual tangible value of the products or services that you are promoting, be VERY careful.

Many such programs are actually operating illegally and every year the FTC, the SEC, the Competition Bureau and other regulatory entities worldwide are putting these sorts of schemes under a great deal of scrutiny and this can and has even meant jail time for the founding partners of these companies.

These programs are operating across a wide breadth of industries, and are certainly not limited to the "opportunity" space. You see them within the health and fitness industry, telecom industry, the vacation and travel industry, and within the local marketing / franchising space.

Don't Fall Victim to Being Scammed, or Worse Yet, Scamming Others.


If you are promoting a product or service online that is in the thousands of dollars, you need to find out if there is an appropriate trade off between money and the actual value of the product/service. Also, is there comparable and lower cost options in the industry that you could promote and put the customer in a better situation.

If you're joining and paying for a high ticket affiliate marketing product, for the purpose of being able to promote that same product or service to others, then you are potentially getting involved in something that may or may not be legal. So be careful about that as well.

These types of schemes are surely not affiliate marketing, rather they are MLM and there are bordering on the idea of potentially being a pyramid scheme (which are illegal in almost all countries).

The problem when you get involved in such programs that are "high ticket", typically for the purpose of higher commissions, you are instantly involved in a scheme that is likely going to require you to do the same thing to others.

If you are going to go the route of "high ticket affiliate marketing, make sure that you are promoting products with VALUE and that people are exchanging their money, for a true value product/service. Like a fridge. Like a watch. Like something legitimate.

There are definitely repercussions for affiliates. If you play with the "bad" players i the industry, you are just as vulnerable to investigation and in some cases criminality as those that are operating these schemes. There are constant cases by the FTC that are starting, and claw backs (from affiliate earnings) are usually the result of the receivership process. Just be careful.

I would love your feedback on your personal experiences with high ticket affiliate marketing and if you have any questions or feedback, please leave it below.

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SDiTullio Premium Featured Comment
Great article,Kyle. Having been n internet marketing for a few decades, I've seen then come and go. companies and people!

Like our colleague said, it's so tempting. But before one gives in to the temptation, first...put it aside and find the answers to these questions.

Who are the Founders and Cofounders?
What are their credentials?
How long have they and the company, been n business?
What is their experience level?
What is the commission pay out and is it commensurate with the product/service you're gong to market?
Is the company now, or have they ever been under investigation by the FTC, SFC or any other authority?
Have any of he Founders or Cofounders ever been under investigation?
Has the company had a recent name change?
How may levels are there for "affiliates" to 'climb'? If more than three, (as Kyle mentioned) that's not affiliate marketing,, it's MLM, and, at last count, 97% will eventually drop out. Because... MLM can be a 'tough road to hoe'!

In my opinion, there is little if any "privileged" company information and if he Support Section of the copay you are checking on, fails or refuses to reveal the answers to any of these questions... it might strongly behoove you to look elsewhere!

You don't want to be a defendant in a law suit!
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TDomena Premium
Great advice and great questions. I can see how these questions would rule out quite a few of the HTAMs out there.
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EHozubin Premium
Excellent advice, Thank you.
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Kinzjabaev Premium
Some other characteristics of a high ticket affiliate marketing scam, may also include:
-When masterminds or conferences are involved
-Cost is in the $1,000's for information or coaching
-Buying into a program level in order to earn commissions at that level
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I almost joined one of such programms)) But I wasn't sure because of the high prices and I began to search for the reviews ))) So, Kyle, I found your review where you explained that it's not worth it. And now I am with Wealthy Affiliate and I'm very happy about it )))
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Kyle Premium
Well I am really glad that you didn't fall for it Vadim. When you know what to look for, these sorts of scams become very obvious and they stand out from the crowd very quickly.
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BonnieMyers1 Premium
There is a guy by the name of John casine(?) On you tube. He is advertising his product for 1000.00 dollars and here is the kicker, you can finance it through PayPal. He is really a good salesman. Yet the little bit he does is nothing compared to what I have learned here on WA.

Then there is the click funnel game. I was left with the idea that the clickbank.com was just as underhanded.

Then there are the people who advertise amazon affiliate program, they make you believe that the only way you can get into amazon is to pay these 3rd party individuals. Actually there are books right on kindel that give you the same info for 3 dollars instead of 95.00 per month.

Wealthy Affiliate let's you learn at your speed, plus there is always something else that is very valuable. It is the people. Everyone is willing to help.
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KathleenF1 Premium
A few years ago I was on a webinar, where the presenter was outlining a program offering training in niche websites and showing how you could make money with niches, and building landing pages, and websites. It was 3000. dollars to join, a Lot of money, but the presenter was so honest and direct, and spoke with such integrity, (so we thought) that we joined then and there. Also we collected the bonuses this online guru offered for free to the first 25 who joined...
Oh dear how I rue that day!!

This program, despite its high cost, did not teach me what I needed to know to become an affiliate marketer, or even a successful online niche website...I was lost and bewildered within hours, and had no support system to turn to for help, and no way of knowing where to step next. I was completely shut down, like my car run outta gas in the wilderness. hooped.

Stayed like that for four years! I had to pay off that debt, and not spend a cent on any other program that might be the same. Many sound promising, but how to know?

Then Wealthy Affiliate came across my computer, with an offer to try for free. I grabbed it right away, thank god...checked lesson one and...this was it!
I have learned so much in the 6 months I have been here. If I could stand on the top of the Calgary tower and shout about WA, I would! A totally different approach, steeped with integrity. A platform that delivers.

I hope the little twit that took all my money for such an inferior teaching course has trouble sleeping at night. His program really is only worth about 200 bucks, not 3000! how can he justify such a high price for his program? hundreds if not thousands have paid that price in good faith...
Would you call this an "unethical program", or would you call it a 'scam'
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Marsme Premium
I would call that both unethical and a scam. I am actually putting a PDF together on how to identify a scam. There is a series of tasks that a person can do that can help spot what a scam is and the profile of some of these people. I have been researching for ages.

I keep hearing stories like yours and it makes me livid.
Sometimes these guys deliver and appear to pay out, kinda like hook and bait, and when they have enough cash they all of a sudden disappear.

Really sorry about your experience, but I am so glad you found WA:) Great community and solid.
Marlies
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Jaz333 Premium
I wouldn't say it was a scam since they were offering something for the money, however it certainly was unethical since they didn't deliver the success and training they were promoting.

I'm always leary of these programs. They always sound like they are the answer for all your business needs but deliver very little. But how to tell a good quality program from the slop? Not a lot to go off of but the reviews I suppose.

I'm glad you found WA (and me too!). WA has so much to offer and take advantage of :)

Take care, Shannon
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Kyle, I appreciate your insight and experience shared in this post. Well said! While I've considered a niche selling the higher end "quality items," I've not yet pursued it. However, I've seen a lot of high-end business courses and coaching courses. Some were scams and others were legit. I believe that we spend our time wisely when we take time to consult the experts in the area we want to be in and when we do ample research before jumping into any business endeavor.

Thank you so much for all that you guys do for us! :)
Colleen
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Kyle Premium
Well if you are considering high ticket within the internet marketing world, you are almost certainly joining in on a scheme/scam where they are going to teach you to sell the same product to recoup the costs.

In the information world, no course or subset of videos, or mentorship, or conference should be priced in the $1,000's. If they are, they are simply trying to overcharge for something that has minimal substance.

As an affiliate promoting products like this, you are going to really hurt your own personal brand as you put yourself in the position of putting MONEY way before a custom.

In essence you are just as responsible for ripping someone off if you are promoting something that is unethical as the company itself.
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Wealth2018 Premium
I think, if I am understanding you correctly Colleen, that you are just saying we should all do our due diligence before jumping into high end ticket items.

Mary Ann
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
I'm sorry, Kyle. I think that my comment may have been misunderstood b/c I didn't give enough details. A number of years before joining WA is when I have considered a niche of selling the higher ticket, higher commission, quality items like jewelry, business or coaching courses. But I have not pursued anything like that, b/c I saw so many scams. I am not interested in a scam. Quite the contrary, my life has been spent helping people. Due diligence is critical for any business we consider b/c that's where we learn whether or not a business is legit or a scam. Even if it's a legit business, then our due diligence will also help us know whether that business is a good fit for us or not.

Thanks again for all that you guys do for us!
Enjoy the rest of your day! :)
Colleen
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
You're right, Mary Ann! Just b/c affiliate marketing is not a brick & mortar business does not mean that we should jump into anything that comes along. We need to be diligent to look at it from all angles like we would if we were starting a brick & mortar business.

Have a good evening! :)
Colleen
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Igor13 Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Thanks for the insights into HTAM! Very interesting post. Sometimes, what looks "too good" very often it also is "too good to be true!"

In my opinion, if any affiliate marketing company, or a program, don't offer a free solution and ask to buy costly products upfront, is a sign not to consider them or best to avoid such opportunities.

The beauty of the internet is a huge diversity of choices, and knowing how to choose properly is the key, I believe.

Best regards,
Igor
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, definitely the case. If they cannot let you see their offering and everything is hidden behind some mysterious and EXPENSIVE wall, then it is almost certainly a business rooted in deceitful and shameful marketing.

There are many of these out there and when you know what to look for (based on the criteria I set out), they are very easy to uncover.
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RichBrennan Premium
You hit the nail on the head here, Kyle.
The people who peddle these programmes rely on people's assumption that if something is expensive, it must automatically be worth all the cost and those who buy into it them become focused on the re-sale.
Thankfully, they're often - but not always - easy to spot, with long-winded and repetitive sales videos which take ages to get to the actual 'unbeatable value discounted price of'...….yes you've guess correctly.....$997!
And that's not including the bombardment of 'today only' upsells that you can't possibly do without, before you actually get prompted to enter your credit card details.
Cheers
Rich :-)
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is the case. They portray value through price alone, and the reason the vicious cycle usually continues after the fact (and they don't get a huge subset of complaints about their overpriced schemes), is that they tell people to go out and get others to join in. That is how most people are able to recoup their cost.

They are usually very easy to spot, and if you base it on price alone, you will with certainty be right 99.9% correct. Informational products and coaching programs charging in the $1,000's or worse yet, charging $10,000+ will fit in this category of overpriced, under delivering schemes all day.

Those that get involved will often tell you otherwise simply because they don't want to feel like a fool with their money (although they have been fooled).
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RichBrennan Premium
On your last point, Kyle, it's sad but true.
I feel people who openly admit that they got taken in will gain themselves a lot more credibility and kudos by doing so than they would by trying to take others in.
I've had my fingers burned in this way and in a roundabout way it was a beneficial experience because I can promote Wealthy Affiliate with the confidence of someone who's seen the good, the bad and the ugly first hand.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is sad but how human psychology works sometimes. People would rather not live up to their mistakes and admit them, they for some reason feel more comfortable pretending they are promoting something legitimate and then end up ripping off others as a result.
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Babou3 Premium
Really great post!
It is true that the impatience of wanting to earn a lot of money and quickly, has capsized some people in this kind of scams. This kind of deal promises us the moon by telling us that the high ticket affiliate is what we have to do today to make money. So to get there we have to pay $ 3000 and they will do everything so that we get to have the same fantastic life they have. It's sad to say, but if these people live well their business it is because many hopeful people believe in this false miracle.
Become rich in a few weeks is not possible especially by paying $1000,2000 or even more to a person who promises us the moon thanks to a high ticket affiliate.

Ingrid
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Kyle Premium
Most people get capsized by these types of programs, they are not only forced into overpaying for a service, they are forced to recoup their costs by trying to get other people sucked into the same program. The vicious cycle.

These programs will always exist, but that is only on the heels of those that are getting taken advantage of. The more than customers understand what is going on, and that affiliates understand what is ethical and what is not, the less people that will be taken advantage of.
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StefanC Premium
We, as affiliates, dream about making enough sales to earn a full time income from home and be able to provide even more value to the internet.

It's difficult to earn 1,000 dollar commissions by selling 100 products, so when comes an opportunity to make 1000 with just 1 sales, many affiliates don't think twice.

They will promote withou thinking about the real, fair value of that coaching program. Thats too bad!!!

I dont think high ticket programs programs should be shut down by the ftc if they market their services in clear and honest way.

People should know exactly what they are getting for their money and the risks involved. If they are prepared to pay for it... and take the risks, then , it's free market.
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Kyle Premium
Earning $1,000 in commissions isn't any more difficult with one program than another, if you are offering good value. That is what it comes down to.

People easily part with $10, $20, even $100. In fact, it is exponentially higher than someone that will for $1,000's.

The reality is that people are building and have always built full time and successful businesses online promoting the best valued products to their audience. Those that do this have longevity and are the ones that are thriving online.
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Thank you Kyle for your clear and concise "Cautionary Tale" for both seller and buyer!

I have 2 Niche Approaches:

MMO - I promote WA & Jaaxy & Domains & Hosting

AND

High Ticket Item "PRODUCTS" that I either:

-Use - high end refrigerator is your example....you teach how to Rank on P1 consistently

- Designer Watches, Clothes, Purses...things that I like....

Oh....and my PASSION WEBSITE:

My 2010 Mustang 427Roush Collector Vehicle from the factory in Michigan!

Barb of Easy-moneys
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, love it. And yes, it is a cautionary tale. My motivation has always been to clean up the industry where I can with my voice and my opinions.

People get so wrapped up in what they are doing, they forget what they are doing. I have seen many people that I deem as ethical, doing unethical affiliate marketing over the years. It usually doesn't take long for them to find their way back (and is usually a wake up call).
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Kyle, high ticket seems to be a growing trend, currently watching some really good marketers go bad, at some price points the returns and commissions become like a drug.

The desire for money kind of takes over, and promote at any cost becomes a way if life.

On the flip side they kind of get it out of their systems and it comes full cycle.

When I kicked off paid for a high ticket program, which locked folks in and attorney uped when folks tried to break their contracts.

Next step after that, was to join WA, I think the key for me now is to promote things which actually help people to find their way in the online world.

You don't have to purchase the product, but down to earth, you would have to feel that you could use it and feel that you would feel comfortable to recommend it.

At the end of the day we have to be straight up, 8 x 8 = 64.

Not 8 x 8 = 745000.

Having said that the right high ticket can be good fot business, the thing is that we have to be reaching out to a high ticket audience.

Not trying to steal wheat from blind chooks.
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Linda103 Premium
Thank you for this information.
I tend to look at it and think if it sounds too good to be true, (high earnings fast for little effort), then it probably is. I saw too many of theses on my journey to WA. I am lucky that my intuition screams loudly so didn’t get caught. Sadly others do get disillusioned by them and give up on their dream.
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suzieq Premium
Thanks for this, Kyle. You're so right and everyone needs to hear about this.
I personally promote products in the MMO industry and make very sure they are products I use myself, or I know them to be a very good value for my readers.
I've researched and reviewed many of these "high ticket items", and there's no way I would promote them myself.
Sure they make you think you'll get rich just selling a few a month, but as you said, they're rarely worth the price of admission.
I don't think I could sleep at night promoting them...lol.
The most important thing to me is creating a trusting relationship with my readers, and I won't risk that by promoting something expensive just for the commission.
Cheers,
Suzanne
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hanley Premium
Great article as always Kyle.

What has gotten to me in the past is rampant upselling when you least expect it. I rang one guy to cancel because of a day one upsell and he simply said: " so what did you expect?"
He refused to return my money. Luckily it was a cheap lesson.

plus the wonderful MOBE, another $29 lesson.

WA is a cheap affiliate product with a big life-time value.
happy as.

Peter h
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for sharing your story Peter and I am glad it was only $29.
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elhuntley Premium
I fell prey to this through a company called MOBE (anybody else heard of them) which the FTC did shut down. But it didn't help me get back the $3000+ I lost.

Wish I could have read an article like this sooner. I appreciate you Kyle getting the word out so no one will have to go through what I did.

This only makes me love Wealthy Affiliate more.

Much Respect

Eric
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Kyle Premium
You certainly were not alone. We were in a 3 year dispute with MOBE as we were protecting the industry and warning customers about this scam. You can read this story here: We all know what happened to MOBE, and this is continuing to happen to others within this space and will be moving forward. It is always the "high ticket" programs that are misleading people, and that are abusing customers at a high rate. The FTC is getting more efficient at tackling these.
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chjerpstedt Premium
Hi Kyle
The old sayings "Beware of Greeks Gifts" and " All that Glitters is not Gold" are sometimes things we are guilty of considering.
I have in the past been tempted at get rich schemes, mostly MLM programs.
I appreciate your blog concerning ethical and unethical practices of high ticket affiliate marketing.
Thanks again for your astute blogs.
Have a great day.
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Dadaz123 Premium
I would rather prefer to make my affiliate commissions from driving traffic to little priced items that solve the problems of little Joe's like me than high priced items for the well heeled
Thank you Kyle for enumerating the tell-tale signs of HTAM scams. I will avoid them like a plague. I do not want to be an accessory to HTAM scam artist
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DianneBee Premium
Thanks Kyle, it's good to take off the blog-writing blinders and look at a bigger view sometimes.

Selling something high priced to an "exclusive" market really just means a smaller market.

A blogger I admire (and I look at her site all the time) makes loads of money selling the ordinary items that parents, teachers, and the Everyman is looking for.

Her voice is one of your neighbor leaning across the fence and saying "Did you hear about this...?" and making it sound useful and interesting.

I strive for such simplicity. I had years of hard work with MLM's, the best, the latest, et al, and it's really hard to make money.

You made good points here.
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Jurgen78 Premium
Personally, I believe every affiliate marketer should in some way do HTAM. Because if you're only going to promote $10 products, you're gonna have a very hard time making any decent money.

But as Kyle points out, you should do it the correct way and not mislead people by writing an untruthful review letting them believe this expensive product is the one they should buy, when in fact there is a less expensive product you know of that does just as good.

It's all about pointing out who this product is for and what the qualities are that justifies the more expensive price point.

I see a lot of "Best Of..." reviews, where reviewers automatically give the first place to the most expensive product, without actually explaining the reason. Again, there's nothing wrong with recommending the most expensive product, but always explain the WHO it is for and the WHY.

About the watches example. Before people start to go ahead a create a luxury watch affiliate site because they think they're gonna sell 10 Rolexes per month. Stop and think about this first!

It is a lot harder to sell 10 Rolex watches online then it is to sell 10 low to mid-tier Seiko watches. Why? First of all, the customer market is A LOT smaller and secondly, people buying high-tier luxury watches tend to buy such watches from their local jewelry store where they already have build a relationship with and can actually talk about the watch and fit it.

My recommendation is to mix HTAM with LTAM.

Cheers!
Jurgen
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Kyle Premium
I have nothing against promoting expensive products, what I am against it promoting overpriced products in particular when you know there are better solutions, for a cheaper price.

It is your duty as an authority or expert in any industry to put your audience first overall, in particular if you want to create a long term and sustainable brand.

That doesn't mean you have to promote $10, in fact quite the contrary. There are going to be many products that pay great commissions, and are really great value in every niche. Those are the ones that you should recommend.

A healthy mix is always good. :)
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Jurgen78 Premium
Hey Kyle, I know you have nothing against promoting expensive products. I was just expressing my personal feelings/experiences on the matter. I agree completely with your vision.

Oh, and the $10 products wat just an exaggeration to make a point... ;)

Cheers buddy!
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Mrrandom Premium
I don't think that all high ticket courses are scams, but many certainly can be. I know of one that is outdated, and still being sold. If someone is going to charge a lot of money for a course then it needs to stay updated for as long as it's being offered.

If I were an affiliate who was promoting this offer I'd update my review section to let people know that parts of it were no longer applicable, and that I no longer recommend it. I'd also let them know when I was suggesting they buy it again.

The argument could be that the video is an hour long, and only 15 minutes of certain videos are outdated. This could have been taken care of by making shorter videos. That way you're only replacing 20 minute videos.

Additionally they could add a video saying that ____ of the next video is no longer valid, but the course as a whole still has value.

From what I've heard none of that has been done.

My biggest issue with many of these course is the promise of easy riches. Very few, and this includes the ones with good material, tell you up front that you'll have to work hard.

I actually only know of one that doesn't try to sell you on the "get rich quick" idea.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is the reality. Many of the HTAM programs out there are selling the "dream", and offering nothing of real substance...then they are charging $1,000's and in order to achieve the dream they were talking about, you have to promote the same overpriced (But high commission) product to others.

There is a lot fo this going on, and the FTC is continuing to take these out almost daily as they are misleading scams. So that is the fortunate part, and I think people being aware of them and how this industry works (which is the goal of this post) will lead to less people getting taken advantage of...and hopefully more ethical affiliates.

Thanks for dropping by with your opinion and feedback Adrian. :)
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terrycarroll Premium
Seems like we have to be ultra careful in selecting partners for affiliate marketing.
I am not particularly fazed by that because the WA training and advice from experienced marketers within the forum, together with experience we gain along the way, pretty much automates our self-protection - BUT...only if we learn as we go.
It's reading posts like this one, Kyle that make me feel proud and honoured to be a member of this enormous family.

Thanks as always for this invaluable advice.

Terry
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Kyle Premium
It is actually pretty obvious. If a company is offering a great service at a really fair value, then you have nothing to worry about. It is more common sense than anything.

There are companies now charging $1,000's or $10,000's for basic information and small coaching programs...and then that coaching program teaches others to do the same. That is how the perpetual existence of these scams happens.
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judym Premium
Awesome and important post Kyle, thanks. At the end of the day to me the most determining factor on a product that I'd represent is if I'd sell it to a family member. If the answer to that is no it's definitely a no go. Integrity is more important than money.
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Kyle Premium
That is a good litmus test as to whether or not a product/service fits the mould of what you would promote.

The unfortunate part is that when most people are in these schemes they become so desperate to recoup their outlay of money, they often times resort to promote these schemes to friends and family.
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Ron58 Premium
Valuable information. As with all things, prudence means research and investigation. If we gwt excited by some WOW offer, then it behooves us to take the appropriate investigative action to be sure we have real gold, not fools gold.
I admit, I personally have made the mistake of not looking into companies far enough before buying in. It has cost me thousands.
Hope this comment helps.
All the best to all and thank you to Kyle for this insight.
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Kyle Premium
Well said Ron, love this!
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DamonC1 Premium
Great insight and input Ron. I too have lost money from buying "Fool's Gold". NEVER AGAIN!!!! I know better now and I no longer look to take the "get wealthy overnight" road.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, never again. Now you know.

It is pretty obvious when you see one of these programs that are purely driven off of a high commission structure, but the product value simply isn't there. They stick out like a sore thumb.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Kyle,
I am not sure if Sue and I were involved in a high ticket affiliate marketing or not. We had to pay over 3K just to join. and when we did (this was several years ago) they "assumed" we had a website or knew how to build one.

Their "training" was at step 50 instead of step 1 so we had no idea what was being said. Most of the "products" were informational and not cheap.

We were told you had to "upgrade nearly every week. We discontinued using them very quickly.

Then we came out into the "blue skies" and saw a recommendation about a wonderful company called Wealthy Affiliate and you could start at step 1 instead of #50.

This was the best thing that ever happened to us.

Thanks for your great tip about HTAM and the dangers.

Bill & Sue
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Kyle Premium
That definitely sounds like a high ticket scam, I am really glad you found the blue skies here at WA and it has been a pleasure to get to know you here at WA. ;)
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BillandSue Premium
Thank you, Kyle.

Bill & Sue
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derekmarshal Premium
This phrase stuck out for me "their core pitch for others to sell their product for them, versus showcasing the actual VALUE of their product".

Completely unrelated to HTAM - I research a bit yesterday came across some "unnamed" similar product owner who chose to create a study putting WA in bad light emphasising there are and I literally quote here "No WA Success Stories"...

Even though we all know that is not true...

Lo and behold - No success stories on their own site let alone searching the net for them!.

Long and short of it - they were trying to make their product look better by shedding a dark light on WA without actually showing the value or superior value of their own product Vs WA.

I had proper hoot when I realised that particular company have Zero (not a single one) success stories on their own site!.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I believe the author of this same case study you are referring to also said Wordpress was a dying platform many years back. Wordpress now holds 31% of ALL websites online. I would say they are doing alright.

You can lie about products (as this individual is doing), but unfortunately this doesn't make their product any better.

Thanks for chiming in Derek, you always add some intersting elements to the conversation. ;)
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GlenPalo Premium
Great post, Kyle. I had a brief experience with Empower Network when they first started. During the beginning, they did not have their payment processes set up. Consequently, they required members to set up merchant accounts with their recommended payment processor. When I saw the hoops and fees required to use their recommended processor, it was enough to say no to the entire program.

Back when I was in the workforce, my employer sent me to several executive retreats/training sessions. Considering the lodging, food, top-notch (padi) speakers, the price was no doubt high end.

HTAM could justify high prices depending on the quality provided. But of the few I have seen, they aren't there.
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Kyle Premium
It is far less of an argument about high ticket affiliate marketing. To me that is marketing high quality, but more expensive products.

Whereas there are many products/services out there that are low quality, and very expensive. Those that promote these are breaching on the unethical marketing side of things.

There are lots of great products out there that are expensive, but in comparison to the industry, they are also superior.
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NWTDennis Premium
Five years before I found WA, I started looking for some internet marketing training. I was so-o naive, I didn't even qualify as a newbie. Looking back I'm embarrassed to admit that I fell for it. Based on inputs from a close friend I had no interest in an MLM .

It was the video landing page that hooked me on claims of providing an industry leading internet marketing training. I told the recruiter that I had no interest in an MLM.

She said this is not an MLM ... it's a top tier network marketing company. Say what ... how was I to know? I later learned that this was just the current, sexy description of an MLM.

$25 a month seemed pretty reasonable to get some basic internet marketing training. The training was basically PPC and proved to be way more advanced than I could handle.

I limped away after a couple off years trying to make it work. I pretty much stayed away from the internet for 3 to 4 months before I found WA. Where were you when I needed you?
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Aussiemuso Premium
Hi Kyle, terrific article. I've just received a refund through PayPal for a company doing e_books for myself. It was incredibly focused on upselling me to the point that their advertising blocked me from saying no to the offer on their homepage. I had to take a ticket to get tech support and it took days of flashing ads and annoying buy emails before they offered me an upgrade (which was to just more templates) instead of my refund. I finally took the upgrade and immediately regretted it as it took forever and lots of bad emails before it was done. By then I had asked for the refund instead. Hopefully a cheap lesson.

All the signs were there. Flashy ads. Talking of how much money you could make as an affiliate before I had even opened the product. Wanting me to recommend the product immediately.

I should have read the reviews first and asked for advice here before buying.

I really felt used and very distrustful of this product and company.

So glad I found WA. Where I can learn and trust the product and advice. You have great ethics in your company.

Thanks, Lily
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cld111 Premium
I have fallen for these types of scams in the past. I lost quite a bit of money on one once, and the guy who ran it ended up going to jail.

I understand the pull to want to join these things though. It's so tempting to be able to make a lot of money on a sale. (Even though you likely won't.)

- Christina
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is the thing. If you do make a sale within a program where there isn't the value there, then no matter how much the commission is if you are getting a charge back then it is done in vain (and you are jeopardizing your brand).

I know of programs in the high ticket space (one of the biggest ones ever) that was getting chargebacks at almost a rate of 50%.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for this informative post, Kyle. I have not had personal experience with high ticket affiliate marketing, but have been taken (as many of us here have been) by "make money online" programs that were not legitimate. We are so fortunate to have you and Carson watching our backs. Thanks for the valuable info. Carol
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RDulloo Premium
Great post, Kyle.

I wouldn't even call them MLM's because most of the time, their products cannot be sold to the general public without them becoming a referral or part of the business.

That's definitely a pyramid! I always take example on MOBE and DA that were shut down last year. If any program works similarly, I don't take the risk.
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Kyle Premium
Well they actually aren't, an MLM is legitimate. A scam is not, which many of these are.

We have been helping folks avoid these sorts of programs for many years, and we have taken a stance in the industry against them.

They still exist unfortunately, but they all run the same risks that the others have. They will either meet their demise when customers start talking about their scam, or when the FTC or other legal authorities take out their scam.
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RDulloo Premium
Agreed... :)

It's just so sad that people have to lose money to these scams before they realize what's going on to then put in a complaint.
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WilsonLee Premium
Thanks for this, Kyle.
A great way to know if something is legitimate or not is to dig into it and see if there is actually value being provided to the marketplace or is it just a promise of value (in the form of money) to entice the purchase.
The MLM type of affiliate marketing business' get saturated very quickly because everyone is selling the same type of content and message. The lack of innovation means that the people at the top will always dominate the market because of their ad buying power.
I'm glad there is more and more awareness for this kind of stuff.
Have a good day, Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is a good approach. Value, not in "me speaking to you", or a digital product. If someone is charging $1,000's for information, it is always reason to be raise some red flags.

Technology, software, and tangible products are different. There are higher ticket platforms in these spaces that actually have a lot of costs to develop (R & D, hardware, design, fulfillment, and product costs). Those are the "high ticket" affiliate programs that are on a solid ground of ethics.
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Selenityjade Premium
Hi, Kyle! Thanks for the great post. Luckily, I'm one of the lucky ones who have never been scammed online and everytime I hear of an MLM they seem borderline illegal. There's the webtalk website, which is basically a social media MLM. I got invited because you could only join by invitation at first (red flag marketing ploy #1) and it was free to join at first, etc, and encourages you to get people to join under you. Then you can pay for different premium level versions (red flag #2) to actually earn a commission from your invites because you can't at the free level (#3). They claim they'll rival Facebook, lol. Then a member here said Facebook isn't allowing the affiliate link from their 'rival' (#4, Facebook doesn't allow 'get rich quick schemes like MLM). Now, basically you're only paying Webtalk to enable commissions, not seemingly paying for a product or service (#5).

Yeah, now I have heard nothing that ads value from all that so beyond checking out what it is and joining free, I bailed out. First off, its risking my money. Secondly, doesn't seem ethical, so to promote it I'd be asking others to risk theirs. No thank you.

If I don't know exactly what I'm paying for and why, by details, I don't invest my money. It's saved me from tons of scams. :)
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Kyle Premium
Well MLM has evolved as well, they used to be based on tangible products and services, and the schemers got their hands on them and now you are seeing them in the crypto space, as well as the internet marketing/digital marketing space.

These have the tendency to be pyramid schemes, and at the very least, misleading marketing schemes and they are being taken out by the FTC and other regulatory authorities en masse.

Lots of red flags out there. First if the product seems "expensive" for what it is, it likely is. If they talk about what you will accomplish, and not what you are getting it almost certainly is a scam. And all the red flags you mentioned are definitely ones to look out for.
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Selenityjade Premium
Yeah, the scammy ones always tell you what you can achieve with their service but not what you're actually paying for at first. It probably helps I always try free trials or free versions before going premium, like WA! :) I want to know what I am actually paying for!
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janetng Premium
Hi Kyle. Thank you for your sharing and information. I actually have this thought of doing high ticket affiliate marketing product. Your this sentence "make sure that you are promoting products with VALUE and that people are exchanging their money, for a true value product/service" make me recall a book I have read "Science of Getting Rich" by Mr. Wallace D. Wattles. You have help me to remind myself back again about the universal rules. Thank you! It's a free e-book. Everyone should read it.
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Kyle Premium
Well you can certainly sell products where their value is not there, but the problem is it will adversely impact your brand almost immediately and will lead to short term success if any.

If you put your customers at the forefront of your decision making, that is when you can create a long term and sustainable business online.
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janetng Premium
Yes. Thank you for your advise...:-)
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cld111 Premium
One of my favorite books! :)

- Christina
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Antonio58 Premium
Thank you Kyle ,
I am just a beginner only trying to understand the concept of affiliate marketing.
I am now looking for reputable affiliate opportunities and in most cases something I have experience in.
From what I have just read, it looks like I am going to have to study up on Rolex WA .
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Kyle Premium
Well there are lots of Rolex type offers that you could promote, but you could promote things that pay you $20-30 all day and create an extraordinary business doing so.
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Jaz333 Premium
Excellent article! Thanks for bringing this issue to the forefront. I think those that are less experienced, like me, are even more vulnerable to falling into these sorts of traps.

During my online search to find a way to make money from home, before I found WA, I ran into quite a few of these "coaching" schemes. They try to get to your gut pulling on your emotions, knowing that those looking for their "self-improvement products" are probably already in a bad financial situation and some might even be desperate.

I have to admit, some of the sales pitches I read and heard sounded pretty damn good on the surface - until you find out what the real cost of so-called "success" is.

There are a few times in my life that I may have just bought into some of these schemes in an effort to better my life and I know I'm not the only one.

I am fortunate to have found WA. You've given all of us the opportunity to build a legitimate business with the help of affordable tools and training.

WA is a unique platform and I feel honored and blessed to be part of it!

Regards, Shannon
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Kyle Premium
That is why many of these work. They encourage the idea of "get rich quick", which also hurts people's chances of success when they realize there are two paths to income. One, rip people off by over charging them...or build an ethical business.

The latter is more work, but leads to a sustainable and long term brand. Something that you can be proud of when you look back at the legacy you have created.
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jamesprc Premium
Perfectly summarized! The only thing I would have to add is that while scamming is bad and forbidden (and it shouldn't even be an option anyways), we also have to respect what the audience currently wants to hear about.

"High ticket" is just a hyped up term right now, and large parts of the affiliate marketing audience want to hear more about it.

Creating content to satisfy that need is not equal to scamming people, I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

Creating "trendy" content is good, and part of market research, but recommending bad products is simply a scam.

(Again, just to be clear, in no way am I defending "MLM schemes" and "scammers". Never ever should we recommend a bad product, that's the fastest way to hurt our reputation and destroy any level of trust we've worked for.)
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Kyle Premium
People confuse the fact that "high ticket", which feel like a catch phrase, just means expensive. The problem is that many high ticket offers are expensive, without correlating value.

What is happening is you have many unscrupulous folks out there creating schemes, and overpriced products, so they can offer higher commissions.

Their logic is that it is better to sell one person on $10,000 product, than to try to sell 100 people on a $100 product. That is a path to (a) taking advantage of the few really naive folks, and (b) a short lived business.

The reality is that as an affiliate, you are working towards an authority in a brand, that is what you are. If you recommend things that are poor value, it will hurt your brand. 101 stuff there.
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jamesprc Premium
I didn't think about that part. You are right, what happens is that people create high ticket products just for the sake of being "high ticket".

That's why I love the Training on WA: We treat this like a business, with all the responsibilities that come with it. This is not a "game" where results alone justify actions...

Thanks Kyle for your response!
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MarvinBarnes Premium
Thanks Kyle. I have come across a couple of the but thankfully have not joined any. It can become very tempting to join these programs especially when you see them flashing the cash and driving nice cars. I always say, if it is to good to be true, then it most probably is. Cheers, thanks for the post.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, anything flashing cash or trying to sell you on the car they drive, is almost certainly going to end up being a scam. If they can't tell you about their product, there is a good chance they don't really have one.
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Rob001 Premium
Thanks Kyle, very informative re-prices online.

There seems to be two major considerations when buying goods and services online. 1/ Is the website a scam? And, 2/ if research shows it is a legitimate site (and in some cases that can be a long job) is the price value for money? I think there should be a third consideration, how efficient is the service and how accurate is it? I joined a legitimate service last year for one a one month trial for $35, then found out, luckily, there were two transactions taken from my card. The second was for $495 for the full service which I had not ordered. I do not believe this was a scam, as a reverse credit was instantly made, it was simply an error caused by inefficient service.

I have looked at prices for online services to receive option trading recommendations and as some can be over $5,000 per year, they must rank as "high ticket" services. Although, they vary a lot, I try to calculate the expected return to justify the price. For example, if an option trading website offers a subscription service for say $2,500 per annum and included in the price is a minimum of 12 recommended trades per month, it works out to be $17.36 per recommended trade. If historically the service has provided say, 60% winning trades and on average they each gave 100% profit, then $2,500 buys up to 86 winning trades (60% of 144). $300 invested in them all at an average 100% return is an annual gain of $51,600, less the losses (58 x $300) $17,400, less the $2,500 subscription fee, produces a gain of $31,700 for the year.

It sounds a good return but there are other considerations and there are no guarantees any of the trades will actually make any money, even though it is most unlikely they will all be losers. So the decision of whether the price is value for money or not, really rests on how much the service is considered to be reliable, based on its performance so far, to make $31,700 profit for an outlay of $19,900. There are a lot of generalisations and assumptions which will change the outcome, for example the percentage gain will not be exactly 100% for each trade, the trading strategy will not always be with the same stop loss,and the length of time each trade takes to realise the gain will vary. Also, bearing in mind past performance is no indication of future performance being the same, all these factors will have an effect on the outcome, for and against the trader.

The track record of the service being as described above would indicate the subscription price is value for money, but should the performance of the service deteriorate, it could easily be considered not to be value for money. As with most of these types of services, they are sold on their merits during the best circumstances and rely on how much they can support their claims. If there are 86 winning trades and 58 losing trades, there could be 58 losing trades in a row and the trader has to find and lose $17,400 before winning one trade. Even then, there is no guarantee the next trade will win and after losing 58 trades non-stop, how keen will the trader be to place another recommended trade from the same service?

This type of service has more than its fair share of scammers and the task of finding them is made more difficult by websites claiming to be independent. Is ABC Services a scam? How can you tell if ABC is a legitimate service? Etc etc. The site then continues to praise the service for its merits, giving false information about it and declaring it is a legitimate service but it is another website which belongs to the same scammers! The scams take various forms, the simplest being they take your money and do nothing more. They deliver nothing like the service promised and they cannot be contacted.

With so many scammers involved it makes it hard to find the legitimate services and they are all looked upon with suspicion. Also, regardless of the size of the affiliate commission, will it ever be paid? And, why would anyone want to be involved with a crooked operation?
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VennieW11 Premium
Hi Kyle! Before i joined WA, I was exploring about affiliate marketing on internet. I was about to join some other program but there was something odd that I was feeling. Everything leaded to sell their own program with high commision. And then I was searching more and that how I came to WA. Here nothing pressures me about selling WA program. After I finish my education and set up my page and make aff.mark. on it, I will think about being affiliate of WA which I think is worth. Thank you on this post. Vesna
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nightwatch Premium
I have been moving more into promoting high ticket products because I'm fed up with the large number of scammy and short-lived products in the Make Money Online niche.

There simply isn't the time to review and evaluate all the products that are released so it's hard to endorse any of them with any authority.

I now only promote products I use myself. I usually write a review of them and give readers an inside look so they're better informed about whether the product is a good fit for them or not.

I have been burned in the past when buying high-ticket programs and I could name names, but I won't.

I've also come across "gurus" who tell you that you need to do paid advertising to really make money. And, naive as I was at the time, I did try that...and lost money.

The high-ticket affiliate marketing training program I'm currently promoting is one I'm a member of myself. I've been through the training, talked with the course developer and I know his history. He has his students best interests at heart and denounces unethical marketing and is fickle about adhereing to FTC rules and guidelines.

His course is excellent and I am happy to endorse it to my own readers and email subscribers. I can't say that about most other high-ticket courses I've bought over the years. But there are a couple of others I do think are quality courses and am happy to endorse those too.

There are more low-quality and scammy products in the low-ticket arena, simply because more products are launched at those low price points. But from what I can see, most of these products have a short shelf life (a year if you're lucky) or support is virtually non-existent. And when they break becuase of changing tech, they stay broken.

I'm also fed up with the "killer" products that are becoming increasingly common - the "Product X Killer", "Why Subscribe To X When You Can Get Our X killer For a Single Payment?" etc. type sales pitches.

The unwary get taken in by these click-baity headlines and think they're saving a ton of money and getting a product of equal functionality as X.

And eventually they get burned.

The other thing I don't like about low-ticket offers is the incessant one-time-offers, upsells and downsells. As an example, several year ago I bought a front-end product for $47. I expected the usual 2 to 5 upsells in the sales funnel. There were 14. As an experiment, I bought everything offered. Total amount spent: just over $720.

When I reviewed everything I'd bought, it was amateurish, rehashed and in some cases, outdated. Getting a full refund for all that crap is a whole story in itself.

That marketer is still selling stuff and launching new products 3 or 4 times a year. I wouldn't touch any of it with a 10-foot barge pole.

It's possible he's cleaned up his act and now does sell quality products. But my experience with his product tarnished his reputation with me forever. It takes a log time to build a good reputation and yet it can be destroyed in an instant.

I also don't like the "buy this product to make money online selling this product" type of marketing. One of the top-selling products on Clickbank followed this model. That's just a marketer leveraging affiliates to make himself even more money.

The bottom line is that where there's money to be made, the unscrupulous will make a bee-line for it.

The better affiliate networks do at least have some screening processes in place to keep out the dross but they're not immune to allowing vendors on their platforms to sell questionable products.

Even product reviews can't be trusted. Most, it appears, are fluff pieces designed to get readers to buy the product being "reviewed". In fact, these reviews seldom have more than content cut and pasted from the product sales page and a sentence or two of endorsement from the blog owner.

It really is a minefield out there. So on my own blogs, I try to provide as much salient information to readers as I can. I try to provide value rather than a sales pitch. It's important to gain the trust of your readers and subscribers by being "real" rather than "salesy". People who trust you are far more likely to buy through your affiliate links in the future. People who's paradigm is to make as much money as possible (i.e they're self-serving) won't do nearly as well as those who put other people's interests first. People can read between the lines in the way information is presented to them and they'll make a decision at that stage as to whether they'll ever do business with you or not.
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Shwni Premium
I try to stay away from the digital courses and coaching programs as they are all pretty much the same reused material that has been filtered down to make it look brand new
There is nothing out there that even comes close to comparing to Wealthy Affiliate when it comes to digital coaching programs
I have a sports website where it's very rare that the products I advertise are over £100 but I'm doing ok at the moment and it is getting better and better as the weeks go on
So it's not the price of the products you promote, it's the knowledge and value that you can give to your visitors :)
Matthew
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PaulChatwin Premium
In 2014 I fell for the MOBE scam. I still feel sick to this day when I think about the money I simply handed over to be left high and dry. These days I have a passionate hatred for those sorts of schemes and some of the high flying tricksters who promote them. I would urge everybody to be on the side of caution and keep their hard earned cash for legit opportunities
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AuroraGlobal Premium
Kyle,
I Enjoyed reading your post, timely.
I have fallen victim to a few HTAM over my time.
A few have been deliberate to find out what they were selling Vs what I have learned online.
One thing that has worked in my favour is the 30 day money back guarantee.
Something people should look for if signing up to anything online.
Moving forward though, in most cases they weren't products I could promote and be happy doing.
I am now looking for reputable affiliate opportunities and in most cases something I have experience in.
From what I have just read, it looks like I am going to have to study up on Rolex watches.

Cheers
Paul
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TimMoto Premium
They scammers certainly make it enticing but the questions are always there regarding the ethics of their program, the prices are typically very high as you say and just being involved in these schemes should be enough to keep most of us awake at night...don't bite! Great post Kyle...thank you.
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APouliot Premium
Very informative, love it. I have been introduced to some MLM companies in the past and I still wonder today if they are legal or not. It's hard to believe they would be illegal since they make a lot of money and many people are in them.

At the beginning I thought WA was a MLM because I didn't know well what was the definition of MLM. But now I know that WA IS NOT a MLM business, definitely not.

It's sad, because of these bad MLM programs, when you introduce WA to people they have a bad feeling about it and they have the same opinion than for MLM... It takes some extra effort to show them it is different.

I hope I'll be able to convince a couple of person to understand the chance they are missing if they don't join WA!
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Louis55 Premium
This is a great article! In the past, I too have fallen for the shiny object in the room and fell by the wayside. There are still the snake oil salesmen out there looking for an easy target. I am glad I ran into the WA program and I have full faith in this program that you and Carson have put together. Thank you.

Louis
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LouiseBT Premium
Thank you, Kyle.
Really appreciate this information. I did fall prey to one of these high ticket affiliate marketing companies. They skirt on the edge which makes it difficult to pin them down as an outright scam. Thankfully for me, I could not afford to put more money in, that was my saving grace. I am grateful to them too though, because of my experience there, I knew that WA was the place to be within a very short space of time.
Blessings as always
Louise
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Michael379 Premium
Very informative Kyle.

I only heard about affiliate marketing a few months ago and started following different people on YouTube and giving my emails to company’s. Thankfully I didn’t jump in and the more webinars I watched the more I realised that there all pretty much selling you the same promise and wanting a lot of money to do it.

In my opinion many of them are effectively pyramid schemes and I can understand how people get drawn into The courses as they can be very persuasive.

I’m still very new to WA but I’m already glad I joined and I know I’ve a long way to go.

Thanks Kyle

Michael
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Julia39 Premium
Great post Kyle. I almost hot caught up in a tier/pyramid system. After viewing a 3 day video training, you pay as an apprentice to do a 30 day course, then you have to buy in $297 then after $97 per month to get in even further in then it would be $8,000 and so on to earn high ticket commission. It's all about mind set they promote how you can give up day job just have a lap top life and be any where in the world, no more 9 - 5 job with promises of a richer life style . Well l did my research and thankfully got out before l got caught up in it further. Its like brain washing. Take Action was their moto, kept getting loads of pop ups it drove me mad, until l came across WA through Jack Cao, the rest is history.
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TysonE1 Premium
Hahaha its always like $47, $97, $197, $297 and so on.

Man that's funny, I wonder what causes that pattern..
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