November 20th, 2012 | Published in Affiliate Marketing
Profit Web System is a work at home opportunity currently being promoted by Katie Smith and Angela Bussio, and described on their website as “the biggest money making secret of 2012.”
Katie Smith and Angela Bussio are previously responsible for Home Profit Masters and the Profit Masters Academy, two other work at home opportunities that focused on link posting and affiliate marketing just like Profit Web System.
It is not uncommon for internet marketing training courses to repackage their information under a new title and through a new website; these courses tend to accumulate large numbers of negative reviews by customers who were unsuccessful with their training, which leads to the company needing a fresh start to keep up their sales.
The question that new customers must ask themselves is whether the negative reviews are due to the failings of the users, who are now simply venting their frustration, or are they due to the failings of the company?
What Profit Web System Promises
According to their website, anyone of any age and background can do this job from home with “no over head,” they can learn to do it in one afternoon, and they can begin earning money immediately with “no training.”
In addition, the website says that users can expect to earn an average of $15 per link they post which, coupled with the fast pace at which links can be posted, means that you can easily earn $375 per day.
Finally, if there is some reason you are unhappy with this system or are unable to make money with it, the sales page states there is a 2 month “Make Money or It’s Free” guarantee, meaning that if you cannot earn money in the first 60 days you can request a refund of the $97 cost of Profit Web System.
Internet marketing is a legitimate way of earning money online and in some cases has led to people earning large sums of money, which is why it is such a popular opportunity.
Unfortunately, internet training programs tend to grossly misrepresent the difficulty of this business, in order to convince people to buy their product. And Profit Web System – just like Home Profit Masters and Profit Masters Academy – is guilty of severely misleading their customers.
First, no one is “paid to post links,” they are given a commission when their link results in a sale. Because of this, it is almost deceptive to tell their customers to expect a specific commission per link and to tell them that they can begin making money immediately.
Secondly, it is almost certainly untrue when they say their link posting opportunity has “no over head.” Overhead refers to the operating costs of a business, and internet marketing certainly has costs. Even if you are provided with a free website, which is often the case, there is the cost of hosting and maintenance, and often advertising costs.
Finally, even though the sales page of Profit Web System says they have a Money Back Guarantee, their Terms & Conditions doesn’t list any refund policy or any details on this guarantee. This means that there is no real policy, and therefore no real way for you to claim a refund if you should need one.
Update: This program is now being marketed under a new name, Web Fortune Masters by Angela Bussio.
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