Internet Scam Alert!

Every once in a while, I am sorry to inform you that I run across a program for marketers and online entrepreneurs,
that is a scam. Whenever I find a program like that, I think, that it is my duty to inform you, because I truly
do not want you to waste your hard earned cash on something you will regret purchasing later.

Today, the program I am talking about is Stefan James’, program” Affiliate Marketing Mastery”.

While, I am convinced, from what I have seen, that the lessons themselves are informative and thorough, they are not  by far – or even close to – worth the amount of money that he is asking for.

Let me break the price down for you:

For the 50 lessons, you are supposed to be paying 1997 Dollars, which, like he announced a few days ago, will only last for this price for a short period of time, after which he will charge 2997 Dollars. That is at full price 60 Dollars a course, some of which are very basic. 

This, by the way, is a cheap marketing trick, that does not serve anyone but the marketer’s pocket book. Creating a sense of scarcity is an old trick, that some marketers use on unexpected customers – I think it is even worse when it is used on fellow marketers, as it undermines their intelligence.

That is a lot of money for a course that contains nothing more than a program I am currently using for less than 50 Dollars a month, which also includes the hosting of my four websites (more coming, all free and included), unlimited email,  24 hour support, free keyword search tools, and so much more. – I have written about Wealthy Affiliate already, you can make up your own mind about the quality of the program, after reading my review here.

Sure, Stefan offers a multitude of free videos on his youtube channel on a regular basis, but they are all basics,
if you want more, you have to pay – a lot apparently. And the other day, he posted a rant on Youtube, complaining that people complained about his price.

Internet Marketing Scam Alert!

I would like to show you the video, but as of today, while I am looking through his videos, it seems to be removed – pretty convenient, don’t you think?

As I wrote him in response, not everyone has that much money laying around.  Almost two thousand dollars is a big chunk of money to waste on something anyone can have much cheaper.

While I have supported Stefan’s Kindle program in the past – Kindle Money Mastery – you can read my blog post about that program via the highlighted link above, which is another course of his, and which I have taken, liked and am an affiliate of, I will not support this new program in any way.





Don’t waste your money on an overpriced product.

Fiercely Independent Blessings



  1. I think Claudia that those “gurus” charge high price because they target high-end clients.
    Be that from partner affiliate marketers or other JVs, and they sell it well with webinars and other launch tactics.
    But in the open market I don’t think they have the slightest of chance and to be honest, they really don’t care about the average Joe.

  2. This is the reason why the, “Average Joe” has a hard journey ahead. As stated by Ibrahim, the high priced ticket items out there are not even made in consideration of us little guys, and then everything or everyone that you try to review in order to find someone of integrity or just ethical, is bashed by others trying to promote themselves or something else.
    Sadly, All of these 6-7 figure guru’s that talk about helping or giving back the blessings bestowed upon them, never realize that helping others that can afford their high priced, high rated programs, coaching etc, are obviously doing well for themselves already and at a high capacity, yet always feel that they deserve more. Also the potential is high that a few little guys out there that deserve a shot could possibly crush this thing with half the help from a real coach with true heart felt dedication to giving back to the real needs of real hard working people with no entitlement issues.
    As for me, I pray that I could find that coach that would mentor me and let me put the same hard work that I put forth everyday to provide for family needs, and instill that energy and effort into their program and allow me to pay them with the wealth I create, and I would faithfully promote their cause full heartedly! I mean, who wouldn’t?

  3. I start to really dislike how those “gurus” say or do.

    In summary, it’s ALL about their marketing strategies.
    The gullible, the socially inexperienced, and the desperate, will most likely be their victims.

    1.) Pride
    They would tell you that they are better than other gurus out there.
    They probably won’t even give you the details how they are better than the others.
    They simply tell you they are “the best”.

    2.) They offer “free contents”
    they build up their reputations by “adding values” to the world. then when it comes to products they will likely charge you premium prices. Giving you bread crumbs that doesn’t cost you a dime, then presenting you the real big pie that would cost you a fortune. So rather than charging small amount of money for the bread crumbs, they use them to entice you and earn your trust, so you can go “all in” buying their products (it’s a similar model for free-to-play software). While their fans will praise them for “adding lots of values” to the world (in some sense yes, but the information is often INCOMPLETE), what the fans don’t see, is they had already fallen into their gurus’ ingenious psychological traps; only the experienced will see through their tricks.

    3.) They don’t understand your situation
    With digital lessons, they don’t have to spend personal time coaching you. And they are saving a lot of time having to sit one-on-one, understanding the unique situations specific to each learner. They don’t know you, they don’t have time to know you. However, they probably do give you a 30 day trial to see if it works for you. Those gurus are smart, because they won’t show you the whole product or the whole experience (versus you buy a physical product and try it for a month). 30 days are probably not long enough for most people to try and see if the lessons would work for them (we all have our jobs and family matters). Meanwhile you hear them say, keep pushing forward and don’t give up. So you go over the 30 day period and found out it’s not a fit for you. Sorry, too late.

    4.) They do not tell you everything
    Have you ever heard a single story of failure in their commercials? Never.
    They would never tell you that “someone had tried hard but still failed”.

    5.) They do not tell you all (or even some of) the troubles you would be facing
    They don’t want to scare you off (from their products).
    They don’t tell you all the requirements, like what the above article has explained.
    Their overpriced lessons are not meant for the Average Joe but for those who already have the financial ability
    and those who probably already had similar business experiences, or attitude to take on the (many) troubles in the business.
    And they would always tell you that “No prior experience is required”;
    they never tell you the complete stories of what it really takes for those people to succeed. All partial stories.

    6.) They create a sense of urgency
    It’s an extremely typical marketing strategy. “Buy now or never”
    But they always make their products and discounts available at later dates.
    Time after time, people fall for it. It always works.

    7.) They probably don’t give a sh*t about you.
    They don’t have time. They don’t listen to complaints.
    What Tony Robbins have taught them about “emotional messages” they have all thrown out of the window.
    They would take your complaints personally and treat you like enemies.
    When all that you are trying to say is, “I need help”.

    8.) Greed.
    They entice you with money, money, money.
    “Secrets to earning 30K a month!”
    “Strategies to earning $2.2 millions a year!”
    “Financial Freedom!”
    “Passive Income!”
    The funny thing is, they probably have taught you not to fall for the Shiny Object Syndrome,
    but they are still dangling money in front of you.
    Double standards.

    not saying their courses won’t work for YOU at all.
    but do plenty of research to see if their courses are worth the premium prices (be very cautious of those “honest reviews” or reviews with affiliate link). and
    ask yourself to see if you already have what it takes to run the business, taking into account your family, kids, and… debt.

    Read books about business if you have never run a business before. Be realistic and evaluate your own mindset.
    If you can’t even devote time to read an affordable book… then… stop dreaming. Because those successful people never stop learning and reading.

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