There is no shortage of online “opportunities”. Practically anywhere you turn, there’s something about making money online being pushed in your face. It might be a pop-up ad, a banner, auto-playing video or some other form of advertisement but it’s there, just the same.
Chances are, you found this post while searching for information on the 30 Minute Money Methods program. It goes to show you’re doing your due diligence and trying to ascertain if the program really is what it claims to be. Doing a little research is just smart business sense.
With all the possibilities being thrown at you, how can you tell the scams from the legitimate offerings? Is 30 Minute Money Methods a Scam? Let’s break it down below and see what we can find…
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The 30 Minute Money Methods program claims to offer “little-known secrets” to help you make money with little to no effort.
Shelly, the founder, claims that you can make:
Now I’m not a mathematician but at $2,000 a day, wouldn’t that equate to approximately $60,000 per month, not $50,000 (I know it will vary as some months have more days than others, but you get where I’m going with this)? These numbers were obtained from this sales video.
From the start, I was suspicious of this program. Always be wary of programs that make claims of earning money quickly, or an unrealistic sum, with little to no effort. In reality, it takes work and dedication to be successful online (or offline for that matter).
Shelly says that all you need to do is spend 30 minutes a day and you can be earning a full-time income. 30 minutes a day, really? That’s very little effort for such a promising reward. Such claims are an immediate red-flag for me and common in most online scams. It’s that fruit they dangle in front of you, the possibility of making a large sum and not putting forth the work to do so.
So, how does Shelly make her money? Let’s take a closer look at Shelly’s story…
As you learn more about her, you’ll hear how she’s a single mother with two young children and how sad their lives were. Then you’ll hear about the miraculous “secret websites” she discovered that allowed her to make $2,277 on her first day and $48,330 in the first month.
Wow, those are amazing results! I’m intrigued. Take a moment and look a little closer. This is a typical sales pitch. The lure and promise of unheard-of wealth, with little work effort put forth. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
There’s a great quote out there “facts tell, stories sell”. This story of coming from nothing and becoming successful is a powerful one. Sadly, I suspect it isn’t true. The problem with it is, she never really goes on to say how she made this transition other than finding these “secret websites”. Another red-flag, no substance to back up the claims.
Let’s take a look at the 4 “Little-Known” Methods to Make Money Online
Shelly offers 4 PDFs, each providing a different way you can make money online. These are supposedly the ways she was able to make millions…
You can get these PDFs from the Members Area.
4 PDFs for $27? OK maybe it’s a good deal but, once you sign up, the image above is all you get. A sub-par download area. Worse yet, once you download and read the PDFs, you’ll quickly discover that the content is not “little-known” at all but rather, widely known and available for free all over the net.
Let’s take a closer look at the 4 secrets to success shall we?
Believe it or not, it is possible to make a good income as a voice over actor. This post, from back in 2015, actually tells you, for free, How to Make Money As a Voice Over Actor & Earn $9k a Month! This shows that it is possible to make a living with this tip but it’s unrealistic to think you’ll be able to do so as someone new to the scene and certainly not in only 30 minutes a day.
As someone new to the scene, you’re better off starting out offering your services on a platform such as fiverr and building a portfolio and client base. Once established, you can look toward the higher paying opportunities out there.
I’m actually a photographer. I used to travel, selling my images at various art shows all over the US. Many of my images have ended up in high-end homes and offices and have even been featured in publications such as Luxe Magazine.
I, personally, have never offered my images on a stock photography site. My images are limited edition. Offering them up on a stock photo site would negate that. You can make good money on these sites but it will take time and dedication to reach your goals.
There’s a lot of competition and most sites don’t offer a great commission rate, so you’ll end up having to sell a lot more to make the income you’re looking for. Here’s a success story of one stock photographer, from 2017. It took a lot of time, hard work and a substantial investment in equipment to get where she is today.
Not long ago, you could get into the gaming scene rather easily and make an OK living. Today, it’s very competitive and difficult to get your foot in the door.
Let’s face it, to even consider this as an option, you have to be a pretty good player. Skills are in demand, with gaming competitions offering substantial prizes to the winning teams, it can be very enticing. The bottom line is, you have to be the best of the best to even get one of those teams.
Again, practicing 30 minutes a day, won’t cut it. There are occasional competitions where individuals can work their way up the ranks but success if far from guaranteed and, many times, there’s an entry fee that must be paid for the privilege of even trying to make it to the top.
This one is a wide-range opportunity. You can freelance as anything, even the other 3 opportunities listed here. You can be a freelance photographer, offering your services for weddings, realty, portraits, etc. You can offer your services or offer to play on someone’s gaming team in exchange for money and so on. Are you a handyman? Offer your repair services. The list here is endless.
That said, this isn’t a secret and platforms exist online allowing you to offer such services in a place where people come in search of them. Again fiverr is one such platform.
As you can see, although these 4 secrets have the potential for you to make decent money, none of them will do so with only 30 minutes of effort put forth every day. To top it off, none of them are secret or little-known.
At its basic level, no. It’s not a scam because you can get something out of it. That said, I do believe it’s a scam because it promises unrealistic results with little to no effort. It simply isn’t true. Above and beyond that, here are some misleading facets to this program:
As you watch Shelly’s video, you’ll see 6 different testimonials provided as a way to boost the credibility of the program she’s offering. Sadly, these testimonials are fake. They are actually just paid actors, you can find on fiverr. Take a look at these:
Do these people look familiar? They should if you watched Shelly’s video. All paid actors, nothing more.
Testimonials are powerful but, be careful when using them as your primary source for decision-making. Chances are, many are false. I like to use the best practice of trust but verify when it comes to making decisions such as what programs to invest in.
When you get to the sign up page, it asks for your name and email address but, just below that, you’ll see a ticker going across the screen showing how much people just made with this program. The problem with this is, there’s no way for this program to know how much someone just made. It’s just PDF files with some tips to follow. There’s no central payment system or reporting option in place. How would they obtain these numbers? See below:
She even goes on to show her income balance as proof that the program works. Assuming the account is hers, that’s great, but it’s still not proof that the program made her that money.
Even the comments below the sign up page are fake. Go ahead, check the page out and try to fill out a comment. You’ll be redirected to the check out page instead. You can’t actually leave a comment. I tried myself:
Have you noticed that you don’t ever see Shelly’s face? There’s nothing allowing you to reach out and verify Shelly is really Shelly. For all we know it’s Bob, hiding behind his computer. Anonymity is nice but, if you’re promoting a product or service and making claims as to its content and ability to make money with little to no effort, you need to back it up and stand behind it. Show us who you are, don’t hide in the shadows.
There are a lot of red-flags popping up for this program, that’s for sure. Let’s take a moment to review the pros and cons and see where we stand…
Let’s start with the positive aspects:
Let’s face it, although not a secret, the tips provided are legit. You can make money by working on one of those categories.
That’s great, if it actually works that way. It says no questions asked so you should be able to get your money back simply because you want to. I didn’t test this out myself because I didn’t want to fork over $27 for a program I don’t believe in.
That’s all I got for the positive side. Now let’s take a look at the negative:
There’s no way around this. You’re not going to make the money they claim you can with only giving 30 minutes a day worth of effort. That’s barely enough time to log into various platforms and compose a message.
If something sounds too good to be true and doesn’t back up their claims with any actual examples of how it works, that’s a red-flag.
As if the Member’s Area wasn’t sad enough, the over-all quality of what you’re given is pretty bad. 4 PDFs, that’s it. No support, no chat channel to work things out with others who have also joined this program, nothing.
Take a look at the site. There’s a contact us page that sends an email to support. No FAQ, no support forum or page, just an email.
I have been to this site over and over for quite some time now, as I have been working on this review. Every day, I see this special discount offer, today only. This is just a baiting practice and the fact that it’s every day just reveals another lie.
There’s really no get-rich-quick program out there that’s legit. You’re best bet is winning the lottery or rolling the dice in the stock market and that just shows you how unrealistic it is.
If you’re willing to put forth the effort and truly want to be successful online, look no further than Wealthy Affiliate. This platform will not only show you how to do it but give you the tools to actually succeed. Add to that the great community and there’s really nothing you can’t achieve. Do yourself a favor and sign up for their free Starter Membership. There’s no obligation to upgrade and you’ll get a lot out of it.
Is 30 Minute Money Methods a Scam? I’m going to say, Absolutely. There’s just too many red-flags to label it any other way. There’s blatant fakery going on in almost every aspect of this program. Steer clear!
I don’t know if there’s an issue with their site or if their program was taken down but, when you go to sign up, you’re now presented with this page:
I don’t know why it’s no longer available, although I have my suspicions. What does confuse me though is, I still received this email:
I suspect it’s just the remnant of an autoreponder setup. Still, it makes me wonder if the program is still available and the purchase page is just messed up at the moment.
Do you have first-hand experience with the 30 Minute Money Methods program? Did I miss a red-flag that you think should be added? Was I unfair in my assessment? Was I too kind? Please let me know by commenting below.