Note: This is NOT a recommendation of MyGooglePayday by Joel Comm, although I have found some of his information useful in the past.
4/17/2009 update: The My-Internet-Payday (formerly MyGooglePayday) sales process has gone through a major overhaul and has implemented the following changes:
- The Hackersafe logo issues has been fixed.
- The text next to the asterisk now states: “This is a $1 Trial. After trial expires additional monthly fees apply see terms and conditions.” (Note, you can find the terms and conditions at the bottom of the second page – the page on which you enter your payment details).
3/24/2009 update: BBB logo issue has been fixed
This is an explanation of MyGooglePayday $78.64/Month charges that start AFTER the free $1.00 trial as apparently this product is being more heavily promoted now and I’ve already had people ask me if this MyGooglePayday product is legitimate and I know in the past people some people have skipped over the details of the monthly charges on sites like this.
March 3, 2009 Update: I just noticed that MyGooglePayday.com is redirecting to My-Internet-Payday so I’ve posted a new discussion for My-Internet-Payday here.
Since I do not know the product, but I have bought OTHER products by Joel Comm in the past (Adsense Tempates which included a copy of one of his Adsense books) the only thing I can suggest is:
1) Go get the Adsense Code at your library or bookstore and read that first and decide if Joel Comm is the right person for you to learn from. If your library doesn’t have it, you should be able to get it through inter-library loan.
2) Assuming you are impressed with the Adsense Code, read the following regarding the total charges to decide if you feel this would be a worthwhile investment for you:
Some issues I have with the MyGooglePayday sales page:
Again, this is NOT commentary on the quality of the MyGooglePayday product which I don’t have on the top 10 recommended home business list OR the not recommended lists. I would guess that the content is very good, but that would be ONLY based on my experience with his other information.
The following are issues I have with the sales page…
- Joel Comm’s MyGooglePayday site is using a non-clickable Hackersafe logo. There are two issues with this:
- The whole point of security logos like Hackersafe is that you are supposed to be able to CLICK on them to confirm that the site referenced is contained within the MASTER DATABASE of companies that use the security logo.
- HackerSafe no longer exists as it was bought out by McAfee in late 2007. McAfee AUTOMATICALLY replaced the Hackersafe logos with McAfee Secure. You can read about the switchover from the Hackersafe logo to the Mcafee Secure logo here.
3/24/2009 UPDATE: The issue with the BBB logo discussed in the following paragraph has been fixed on the new version of this offer (My-Internet-Payday) and has been made clickable now.
3/24/2009 Start of original BBB information follows…(The following discussion of the BBB logo is no longer relevant but left in place for historical purposes).
- The MyGooglePayday site is using a Non-Clickable BBB logo. Again, the whole point of using a BBB logo is for consumers to be able to easily verify the BBB membership by CLICKING on the logo which then takes them to the BBB member company page.
3/24/2009 End of the original BBB discussion (no longer relevant but left in place for historical purposes).
Anyhow, let’s take a look at how the $1.00 trial for MyGooglePayday works:
Page 1 of order process for MyGooglePayday:
In HUGE letters on the left in a graphic box it states:
Try it NOW for only $1.00! and then:
- Simply fill out the form.
- Click ORDER NOW.
- And begin making…MASSIVE PASSIVE income.
The first page form:
I did notice a “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” sentence at the top of the form. I spent quite a bit of time searching the first page but I can’t find what that “*” references. The only two places on the page I found with another asterisk were:
- Above the “New York Times Best sellers box” where it says: *Adsense is Google’s Program which pays website owners to display ads for Google’s advertising clients.
- In one of the testimonials that includes the words “Holy @*%$ Joel!”
But neither of those seem to really relate to the $1.00 trial offer.
OK. So I entered some data in the form on page one and clicked the “ORDER NOW” button and now I’m on:
Page 2 of the MyGooglePayday order process:
Well, I see the “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” at the top of the order process again. And then a guy (that I think actually IS Joel Comm) is talking to me telling me to fill out the form on the page completely because for just $1.00 I’ll get access to some incredible information. I was thinking he might mention the monthly fees for the MyGooglePayday membership.
I really want to know to what that “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” asterisks refers. Sometimes that information is in the Terms and Conditions and sometimes it’s down at the bottom of the page.
Personally I like it best when a company puts the information about monthly fees directly by the order form without having to scroll which seems to be more in alignment with the disclosure guidelines put out by the FTC.
If anyone reads the document about disclosure guidelines referenced above, I’d love to hear your feedback on it, especially the section on “Proximity and Placement” and the subsection “Evaluation Proximity in the Context of a Web Page”.
I found where the monthly fees are disclosed (and what the asterisk goes to):
I scrolled to the bottom of the page and found what the asterisk by the “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” refers to. At the bottom of the page there is another asterisk that explains the monthly fees:
That’s where it says “At the end of your 7 day trial period you will be charged $78.64 per month for access to the My Google Payday training program.”
That kind of makes me wonder how many people would press the order button without scrolling down to the disclosure.
I’m guessing I’ll find out soon enough as I have in the past.
Once again…I would HIGHLY recommend you get the Adsense code from a bookstore, your library, or Amazon first to see if this is the right kind of material for you. I have little doubt that the content is of high calibre, but WorkAtHomeTruth has always been about the lowest-risk way of moving forward (see the BootStrapping Your Business plan) and reading the book first is probably the lowest-risk way…either that OR if you decide to proceed with this offer MARK YOUR CALENDAR so that you know when your trial period is up and make sure you know the cancelation procedure outlined here.
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