There are so many “opportunities” out there that it can be hard to figure out what’s real and what’s blowing smoke (aka a scam). I have already reviewed several other offerings such as The Smart Profit App Review, What is Survey Savvy?, The Wealthy Affiliate Review and so on. You can find a full list of reviews I’ve made here.
Today’s post will be all About Easy Retired Millionaire. I’ll let you know what it is, what it teaches, what red flags pop up, if it works and then offer my opinion on the program as a whole. It’s my hope that, by the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll have a good idea of whether this particular program is for you or not.
So let’s get on with it, shall we?
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Well, Easy Retired Millionaire (ERM) is a program that claims to provide you with an easy, turn-key solution, to all your financial problems. They don’t spin it in those exact words but that’s pretty much the gist of it.
ERM claims to have an account with money in it already available to you. You don’t even have to spend a dime! That’s a bit odd, as you need to pay $47 to gain access to this platform. The video goes on to say that everything will be automated for you and all you have to do is provide a little bit of information and make a few clicks.
Sadly, there’s not much substance to the sales pitch, such as how this will all actually get accomplished. It’s just a bunch of fluff and “look what I made” commentary.
Check out their video:
Let’s see what it actually teaches…
So, before we go running around screaming that this is a SCAM, it should be noted that it does actually offer some teachings. Unfortunately, they are incomplete and outdated at best. Here’s what you will find once you’ve signed up for the Easy Retired Millionaire program:
So the first “training” will be the Emergency Cash Generator Training Part 1. Basically, they tell you to make money using a service, CashCrate in this instance, which basically pays you for completing various tasks online, such as filling out online surveys, completing online offers and so on.
Technically this is a legitimate way to make money online but it’s a far cry from being able to make a decent amount. Most survey sites pay in the range of $1.50 for 15 to 20 minutes of your time and that’s assuming you qualify for the survey in the first place. You’ve probably already done the math but that’s just $4.50 to $6 an hour!
Next up is the Emergency Cash Generator Training Part 2. This one is all about leveraging Craigslist by creating listings for cars but what you’re really doing is redirecting the end-user to an auction site where you’ll make commissions from them joining this pay-for site. Typical bait and switch tactics at best. Unsolicited SPAM, if you ask me.
This one is all about submitting articles to Squidoo. It’s basically article marketing where you submit articles to directories. Sadly, the fact that they reference Squidoo sends up a red flag because Squidoo was bought out by HubPages years ago (back in 2014)!
This is basically a simple how-to on building your mailing lists. It’s nothing special and the information is semi-useful, although today you can pretty much get all of this information for free. Some topics include:
Oddly enough, this one is billed as a Part 1 offering but there are no additional parts to be found anywhere. It’s a basic introduction to ClickBank, an already well-known affiliate marketplace. It’s really redundant and unnecessary as this training is freely available and often more detailed than what’s offered here.
This is just a glorified, modification of the Craigslist formula listed above. You are encouraged to post articles on Facebook and reap the rewards of any affiliate sales made from those posts. Granted, this is a legitimate way to go about marketing yourself, and one I do for each of my sites, but the examples and suggested ways to actually go about doing this are sketchy at best.
No program is complete without some sort of E-book offering right? Well, this one is no different. There are three E-books offered with this course:
Count the offerings above… Any guesses as to what the 7 secrets might be? These E-books are basically just the program in a convenient portable format.
So, as you can see, something is actually offered for your money. Now we’re going to take a look at the red flags that come up when researching this program and see if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be…
All programs, even legit ones will have a red flag or two pop up as you research them. Sometimes it’s just someone that’s been burned or is angry, trying to stir up sh*t and other times they’re truly legitimate issues. Here are some I’ve discovered while doing my research:
As I’ve alluded to before, much of the information provided by this program is out-of-date and no longer relevant. Even one of the services recommended by this program has been picked up by another company and no longer exists.
Although many claims are made, there’s no real substance as to how the program actually works or how you will achieve the rewards it promises. Legitimate programs will tell you how it will help you reach your goals, not just say, things like “If you follow this you’ll make that”.
There’s no real information on the founder(s) of this program. The image used is actually a stock photo you can find on Shutterstock. This is a red flag because any program worth its merit will be happy to share information on the founder(s). If it’s questionable or down-right scammy, you can bet that such information will either be conveniently missing or blatantly fake.
This one is huge. Any time you come across a program offering grand claims of being able to make large sums of money with little to no effort, be wary. Short of falling into a startup at just the right time or landing on that one magical stock, again at the right time, chances are its BS.
Creating a successful business, just like anything worth doing, takes work and dedication. Don’t fall for the draw of the little effort promise.
Fake reviews are very common today. You can hire actors on services such as fiverr, really cheap and they’ll produce great-looking success stories for you. This program is no different. Do these look like the same guy to you?
Yes, you read that right. This program is no longer available on ClickBank itself. That right there should say a lot. I can ‘t speak as to the official reason for its removal, only that it has been removed.
There are actually more but I think I’ve given you enough to work with. It didn’t take too much digging to come up with these examples. In the end, it’s up to you but I wanted to make sure you were armed with enough information to make a decision for yourself.
Yes and no. Some of the information provided in this outdated program is still relevant and can be useful to the complete newbie. The survey approach is legitimate, even though not ultimately profitable (at least not enough to make a living from). ClickBank is definitely a legitimate platform to leverage, Facebook marketing/article sharing is still a great way to get traffic and the list building teachings are still relevant.
That said, much of it no longer applies and can actually hurt the newcomer’s progress. Teaching one to use a site that no longer exists is definitely not helpful and promoting questionable tactics, such as in the Craigslist training, is underhanded at best. I think, in the end, the outdated material will be more of a hindrance and override any benefit you’ll actually gain from this program.
So that’s my honest opinion About Easy Retired Millionaire. I can’t say it’s a SCAM because it does provide some useful information but I can say that it’s sketchy and you can definitely find better options out there. In fact, I highly recommend you check out my number one recommended platform for affiliate marketing by clicking on the banner below:
So, what are your thoughts on Easy Retired Millionaire? Do you have direct experience with the platform? Have you heard about it from others? Is there anything I missed in this review? I’d love to hear what you have to say. Please let me know by commenting below.