This Online Profit Masters review of red flags covers numerous parts of the sales process that you should know about.
Online Profit Masters Offers A “Free” Consultation
Although a free consultation might sound great, it’s potentially the most financially dangerous aspect of the Online Profit Masters product.
During the past several years I’ve heard a tremendous number of horror stories from people being high-pressured to spend thousands of dollars after getting a “free 1 on 1 training consultation” – usually trying to get them to buy very bad coaching or worthless traffic, so it’s a MAJOR concern whenever I see wording that suggests they might be contacted by phone by a “coach” to “help” them.
Maybe Online Profit Masters is different, but I seriously doubt it.
Summary Of Other Online Profit Masters Red Flags
Online Profit Masters Red Flag #1) “As Advertised On” claim
Online Profit Masters uses the claim “As Advertised On” on the first page and then lists these logos:
- Fox News
The phrase “Work At Home Opportunities Have Been Featured On” Online Profit Masters is meaningless. While OTHER Work At Home Opportunities have been featured on those news channels, that has NOTHING to do with Online Profit Masters.
Red Flag #2) Order Page Claims To Be From Plimus
The order page that Online Profit Masters is using is made to look like a Plimus page. Plimus is a 3rd party payment process. The problem is that Plimus BANNED Online Marketing/Internet Marketing products from their market place.
That also means that the security seals are meaningless, since they are for Plimus and not for Online Profit Masters
Red Flag #3) Headline #1 Used By Questionable Sites
The headline of the first page of Online Profit Masters makes the claim:
“In The Next 90 Seconds – Gain Access To A Work-At-Home Job That Can Earn You Up To $87 An Hour”
That EXACT headline has been used on hundreds of suspect sites that all look extremely similar to Online Profit Masters.
Red Flag #4) Headline #2 Used By Questionable Sites
The headline of the second page of Online Profit Masters makes the claim:
“If You Can Spare 60 Minutes A Day, We Can Offer You A Certified, Proven And Guaranteed Home Job To Make $379/Day From Home!”
In this, case that EXACT claim has been used by hundreds of questionable sites that all look extremely similar to Online Profit Masters.
Red Flag #5) Bogus Income Projection Table
OnlineProfitMasters displays a table so that you can dream about all the money you can make “just by posting links”. The problem is tables like these aren’t based in any sort of reality. You see, the only way you get paid in a program like this is if someone finds your link, clicks on your link, then takes an action such as buying product, filling out a form (such as filling out a detailed insurance quote form that will allow an insurance company to follow up with them).
In other words, just because you PLACE an ad containing a link, does NOT mean you’ll get paid from doing so. In fact, most of the time you WON’T.
Red Flag #6) Bogus Karl Goodard Story
The very same Karl Goodard Story has been used across numerous questionable websites. The only difference is the fake name of the person the story is about. I’ve made a small sampling of that in this video for another site just like Online Profit Masters:
Red Flag #7) Testimonials That Potentially Violate The FTC’s No Safe Harbor Guidelines
On the second page of Online Profit Masters there are testimonials about income earned:
- “Ernest T. Baird” claims, “I am now making $400 a day part-time”
- “Sarah & Luke Delfino” claim they made $2,000 in their first 3 weeks
These Online Profit Masters testimonials potentially violate the FTC’s recent No Safe Harbor Guidelines concerning the use of testimonials. Those guidelines state:
“…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 actually get.”
Red Flag #8) Patty Joyner Is A Stock Photo
In case you hadn’t noticed, you should realize that Patty Joyner is a made up person using a stock photo. Click here to see the Stock Photo Online Profit Masters used.
Update 4/21/2012 – Online Profit Masters is now being run as Income Masters Institute
Red Flag #9) Complete Billing Terms Aren’t Disclosed On The Order Page
The order page of Online Profit Masters
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