Home Revenue System review and analysis of sales page (AVOID)
This Home Revenue System review and analysis of the sales page covers a few items you may want to really think about if you’re considering purchasing Home Revenue System. Based on the red flags I’m seeing I would recommend you avoid Home Revenue System from Brian Bailey.
Here are some of the red flags:
Red Flag #1: Home Revenue System claims that it has been “Voted #1 Work From Home Opportunity Online”
Reasons why this is a red flag.
- Home Revenue System doesn’t say “what organization” voted them the “#1 Work From Opportunity.
- Historically, sales pages that make this type of claim have a poor reputation.
Red Flag #2: Home Revenue System uses stock photos for testimonials.
One of the HUGE red flags these days that you can find on websites is the following disclaimer at the bottom of many sales pages:
“The testimonials on this site have been remunerated and stock images have been used to protect the privacy of these individuals.”
One very significant reason that these types of disclaimers started being used is because it has become incredibly easy to identify fake testimonials by establishing that a site was using stock photos. Hence, to solve this potential problem of getting caught using fake testimonials, some websites began using that disclaimer.
Now here’s where it gets interesting and troubling from a consumer’s perspective. The only way that law enforcement can establish if the testimonials used with stock photos are actually real or fake is to file litigation against the company in question. However, having worked with the FTC on a case in which they were hunting down various fake testimonials it would be shocking to me if they thought the placement of the “substitute photo” disclaimer would be considered sufficiently clear and conspicuous enough to make sure that consumers FULLY understand that the photos are stock photos.
Now, that doesn’t mean that the testimonials on a site that makes use of stock photos are always bogs, however, it should definitely be considered a HUGE red flag when you run across these types of testimonials, because such a LARGE AMOUNT of questionable sites are doing this and have done this over the past few years.
If your’e interested in checking out some of the stock photos that HomeRevenueSystem is using, you can take a look at the links below.
- Click here to see “Parthena” at iStockPhoto
- Click here to see “Albert F” at iStockPhoto
- Click here to see “Dennis R” at iStockPhoto
- Click here to see “Kathy V.” at iStockPhoto
Red Flag #3: Home Revenue System has placed it’s “paid testimonials” at the very end portion of the sales page.
If you look at the very bottom of the HomeRevenueSystem.com sales page you will notice that there is a disclaimer at the bottom that states:
“The testimonials on this site have been remunerated”
Once again the problem here has to do with the actual placement of the “paid testimonial” disclaimer itself. The Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines state that important disclaimers of this type need to be clear and conspicous – in other words consumers should NOT have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to identify this type of disclaimer.
Red Flag #4: Home Revenue System makes use of testimonials that potentially violate the Federal Trade Commission’s “No Safe Harbor” rule.
This could very well just be a case of legal sloppiness. The problem is that the FTC recently implemented the “No Safe Harbor” rule for testimonials which David C. Vladeck – Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection describes as follows:
“…the use of a disclaimer such as “results not typical” is no longer a safe harbor for the claims made in testimonials. Third, while you may use atypical or best-case testimonials, if you do, you should clearly and conspicuously disclose the generally expected
results consumers can expect in the depicted circumstances. Of course, the best practice, and the less risky practice, is to use testimonials that actually reflect what your product or services is likely to deliver. In other words, rather than run ads that give with one hand but take away with the other, it would be better for your ads to give a clear picture of the results a consumer will
In other words the disclaimer made by HomeRevenueSystem.com at the bottom which states, “Testimonials are not typical of most results” could indicate a potential violation of the new FTC “no safe harbor” guidelines – especially since it display a BIG BOX with a testimonial from “Holly R.” which states:
“Before I started this program I was a wife, mother, and the owner of a child care company. I was making about $1500.00/mo with that company. Since beginning with HRS, I have been able to make $5130.77 and counting, so my income has gone way up!!!”
Red Flag #5: Home Revenue System disclaims associations with entities it never even mentions in its sales letter.
“Home Revenue System is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Forbes, Entrepreneur, Profit. Home Revenue System does not have the express permission of Forbes, Entrepreneur, Profit logo.”
None of these organizations are mentioned anywhere on the sales page
Red Flag #6: HomeRevenueSystem.com is being promoted by fake news sites (advertorials). There has been a growing number of fake news sites flooding the internet in recent years. Since historically a large number of these fake news sites have led to questionable business opportunities I recommend you consider promotion by fake news sites or fake blogs a red flag.
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