Can jealously guarded secrets and secret software help you make $10K - all sounds very secretive! I could tell you but I'd have to kill you type stuff!
After thoroughly reviewing this package, even to the extent of creating a brand new site to test it on, I give you my full and thorough Zero to $10K Review.
This packages has some benefits for some people, but definitely not all, so if you'd like to see if you can benefit from it then read on.
This is a super thorough review so if you are after something in particular use the Quick Guide below to jump to individual sections.
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Name: Zero to $10K
Price: Currently $18.94 (but they say it will go up)
Owners: Dr. Sameer Joshi & Ankur Shukla
Who’s It For: Newbie Affiliate Marketers
Recommended: Not exactly - read on to find out why
Take a few minute to watch the video below so you have a better idea of just what the program is and then we will discuss.
So basically the program will give you 30 interviews with successful affiliate marketers who share their secrets on how they are making thousands of dollars with little to no work so you can copy these gurus and make that sort of money yourself.
Well it's always good to learn from those who have gone before you so that sounds pretty good right?
But after you pay your money you find that in fact you only get a cut down version of each interview, where they reveal one secret each. Of course there is an upsell you can buy and see the whole interview if you are really that interested.
But honestly I wouldn't buy this for the "secrets". They aren't really secrets and you know this because the next section of the program interestingly called the "Review Raptor" pretty much sums up the secrets which anyone who has researched making money online knows anyway - build an affiliate marketing site with a heap of product reviews.
Absolutely this works and I couldn't agree more with them on that fact. You will make money this way.
We have seen a lot of platforms/programs like this, they are all based on affiliate marketing but put their own "secret spin" on it to make it just that bit more special than the next offer.
You can check out a few of our other reviews below:
So Zero to $10K indicate their program will start you earning a passive income through a profitable product review site using some sort of simple Done For You (DFY) site and a set and forget automated software system.
Sounds easy right? Perfect for newbies?
The sales pitch very much promotes this as a software for those just getting into affiliate marketing but after reviewing it I don't feel the same way.
There are some loose merits to this program but they are not what the promoters claim in my opinion. Read on to hear why.
Zero to $10K Pros and Cons
- Some interesting very short interviews with affiliate marketers
- Access to guaranteed sign ups with JV Zoo affiliate partners
- Basic information and images of 20 products that you can then review yourself
- Over-hyped income claims that you are not going to make from this program alone
- Targeted towards newbies but impossible to use just this program to get started, You need a website up and running for a start!
- Not enough education around using the Review Raptor for good SEO benefits for your new site
- Only suitable for the Make Money Online niche, no value for niche affiliate sites.
How It Really Works
OK so apart from the 30 "jealously guarded secrets", that have been pried from the mega successful affiliate marketers, how does the actual Review Raptor software work and do you need it?
Review Raptor Plugin
Yes it is a WordPress plugin, not some super fancy new secret software!
The promoters have written 20 product reviews compete with images (mostly) that you can import direct to your WordPress site.
And here is where the problems begin for newbies.
You need a website!
I thought this was a Done For You site and if I buy the program I will be up and running making enormous commissions like on the video without any hard work?
Isn't that what #3 point below indicates as well?
No you don't get a WordPress website with this program. There is no information on how to set one up or any info about domain names or hosting for your website, all of which you will need to use the plugin you have now paid money for.
And that's fine, that's not what this program is about, but I do have a problem that they ignore that fact and promote the program as suitable for newbies.
If you are brand new to affiliate marketing you won't have a website and you will have no idea how to go about getting one from this program. This should be clearly stated right from the word go, but it isn't.
So don't buy this if you want to set up an affiliate marketing website - it won't help you.
So what if you DO have a website already?
Here is where it gets interesting!
So in the interests of safety, in case the plugin was buggy or didn't play well with my existing plugins, I didn't want to install the Review Raptor plugin on this site.
So I built a whole new website, on it's own domain, which I am going to use to test out various programs, plugins, auto responders etc.. as I review them for you.
This will also give me the capacity to see how programs work over time and report back with updates on each product review as time goes on.
Plus this is exactly where a newbie would have to start and what they would have to do to get this plugin to work.
Anyway back to the plugin ...
It was a simple download and then upload via the plugin manager in the WP editor to get it on my new site. All very simple and the install went without a hitch.
It was equally easy to configure the settings to achieve what you want. I won't run through them as they are very self-explanatory but there is one that you will want to consider and that's changing the Post Status - see top box below.
I recommend you set the Post Status to Draft rather than to immediately Publish.
Because apart from newbies needing a website to be able to start, what I am going to cover next is the biggest omission the creators have chosen to gloss over.
So you set up your website and import the 20 product reviews, publish them exactly as is, and then walk away and wait for the commissions to roll in.
That's what they say right?
I can not be plainer than this, if you do that YOU WILL FAIL. This strategy will never work and this is why.
Their product reviews are stock standard, so every time someone imports one of these product reviews and does not alter it substantially, they are getting the exact same copy as you and I. And that means duplicate content!
Imagine if they only sell say 500 of this product, that's 500 times the exact same content is going to appear on the web. There is nothing unique about your product review it's exactly the same as everyone elses!
And that's very bad for SEO, and would cripple your website as Google simply sees no value in replicated content and will NEVER rank your post.
This fact is glossed over with one short sentence saying they recommend you alter some of the content but you don't have to. This is simply wrong.
You will have to re-write 90% of the content imported from Review Raptor for each product review to have any value what so ever and not be classed as duplicate content.
There are two other things you need to do with every review that you import also:
You need to undertake keyword research for every review. Just using the title provided may not be the best use of keywords. So check every title keyword and see if it's worth using. If not you need to find another low hanging fruit keyword to use.
Of the three I have checked so far, two of them were OK and one was a terrible keyword that will probably never rank.
You also need to re-write the first paragraph to include the keyword.
Also you need to have engaging titles so spend some time adding to the title to make it more enticing for a reader to click on it.
There has been no search engine optimisation on any of the product reviews. There are no external links included, obviously no internal links, and also very few videos included in any of the product reviews.
These are key ingredients to getting a post to rank, and they are missing.
You need to add the meta description for each review also.
These are all easy enough to do, BUT as a newbie would you even know what I am talking about? Would you know how to add a meta description to your blog post? If you don't then this program won't explain why or how to do that.
So if you have worked out, on your own, how to buy a domain name, found hosting, created your website and done all the back end SEO required, and then put these 20 product reviews on and are expecting to make money - you won't. It's as simple as that.
Without all this additional work your product reviews are destined to rot in the bottom draw at Google, because they will not rank ever! Of that I am 100% sure.
Facts about the Product Reviews
I have now published three of these reviews to my brand new test site and I will be drip feeding the rest of them at one a day until all 20 are uploaded.
Below is a screen shot of the VideoPal Review on the test website. The content has been unaltered.
I will be changing the titles and keywords on some of the reviews, leaving some exactly as is and not re-writing content on any of them.
This will be a good test to see if I can get any of them to rank and sell, thus making me some commission.
I will report back as time goes on with details of how the site and my sales are doing.
Statistics about the three reviews I have placed on the site so far are as follows:
Bing Bang Profits Review
Word Count: 877
Keyword Stats from Jaaxy: Traffic 6, QSR 6 (good keyword)
Feature Image Provided: Yes
Video Included in Content: No
Word Count: 1360
Keyword Stats from Jaaxy: Traffic 28, QSR 120 (not such a good keyword)
Feature Image Provided: No
Video Included in Content: Yes
Affiliate Income Secrets Review
Word Count: 842
Keyword Stats from Jaaxy: Traffic <10, QSR 98 (bad keyword)
Feature Image Provided: Yes
Video Included in Content: No
Every review so far has had either spelling or grammatical errors that needed fixing. There are no additional screen shots or product images within the reviews and they are fairly basic to say the least.
This might be fine and I am looking forward to seeing what the search engines think of the reviews as far as ranking them. I am not hopeful for the ones that are less than 1000 words but we shall see.
I won't be doing any social media marketing or paid promotion of these product reviews because the package promises commissions of up to $10k without doing any of that so we will wait for my first commission to appear and I shall report back to you here.
So why buy the reviews then?
There are two reasons:
An overview of the product
One reason to import these reviews is to get a basic overview and understand of what the product is actually about and factual details of owners, cost etc..
You can get all this info for free if you trawl the internet. but this will save a bit of time.
These reviews are written to sell the products obviously. So now you have a choice.
You can blindly follow and just re-work the content so it is fresh and new, and you won't get hit with duplicate content issues, and follow their lead in promoting the product without trying it for yourself.
Or you can take the time to either buy the product or get a review copy so you can provide your unbiased opinion of it (my preference) or you can start researching online and get a better understanding of the pros and cons of the product and re-write an unbiased version.
Which ever way you choose to have any hope of ranking, getting traffic and therefore making sales, you have to re-write the content.
Approval as an affiliate at JV Zoo
You need to be an affiliate at JV Zoo to use the affiliate links built in to the plugin. Every review has at least three affiliate links for readers to purchase the product so you need to get approval as an affiliate to claim those sales.
JV Zoo usually approve affiliates with no worries, but then you need to get approval from each individual product owner (seller) that you wish to promote and this can be a problem.
As a new affiliate you won't have any track record and you won't have any sales. Many sellers will not allow you to join their affiliate programs without some history.
It's a catch 22! You can't get sales because you can't get approved and you can't get approved because you don't have any sales!
This program fixes that issue and for my money makes it worth the $18.94 I paid to get it.
I have so far applied to 3 products at JV Zoo, before using Zero to $10K, and been declined for everyone of them!
You need approval to get access to the information about the products to do your own personal unbiased review - otherwise you have to buy it, like I did for this one.
You should also be including an affiliate link to the product in every review even if you don't recommend the product.
Why would I include a link to a product I don't recommend? Well in the end it is your readers choice if they still wish to purchase the product you might as well give them the means to do so.
As I would have done with this review. but I was unable to get approval from the product owner, through JV Zoo, to do so!
Plus there may be issues you have with the product that others don't see as a problem and they may still wish to purchase. That's their choice.
If I come across a blatant scam site I will not provide a link to that but most products have some merit and may be suitable for some people.
So with Review Raptor you are provided with a link directly back to the seller from the Log Screen to request approval.
PLUS you are given a code within the Zero to $10K membership to include in your description which will automatically get you approval from the seller.
You simply click the blue button that says Affiliate Approval and are taken to the correct seller to apply.
This is obviously something the owners of Zero to $10K have agreed with the product review sellers and will get you a foot in the door at JV Zoo.
One word of advice though don't try to sign up with every seller one after the other. JV Zoo gets a bit nervous about bots and after you do 5 in quick succession you start to get recapchas and it slows down the whole process to a snails pace.
I have gone through and sought affiliate approval for every product in every one of the 20 reviews and I have been approved for them all, so I can vouch that this does work when you use the code.
So now at least you have 20 products and affiliate links that you can use on your site as you see fit.
If that's worth $18.94 to you then you should buy this program.
To entice you to buy the program they offer 3 AMAZING bonuses.
Bonus #1 - Simple Site Booster
Sounds like something you need right? We all want to boost our sites so they get seen and ranked as quickly as possible. This is a link to a website where you can ping 1800+ sites with your URL.
The site isn't secure and I'd personally stay away from it. I do recommend you ping the URL for every blog post or review you do though.
Bonus #2 - How To Earn Commissions Without a Website
This is a supposed live training module, but I'm guessing it will be a pre-recorded webinar, with no opportunity to ask questions of a live trainer. I have signed up for it but it hasn't happened yet.
The topics included are:
- How to start from $0 & go to $10k per year in online income - hardly a bonus as this is exactly what you just paid your money for and why you bought their system in the first place!
- A full walk through + training of the Review Raptor software - once again hardly a bonus, you've paid for the Review Raptor plugin so getting training on how to use it shouldn't be a bonus, it should be included.
- Leads Raptor software demo + complete training - this is one of the upsells and this training will be an opportunity to sell you on buying it if you haven't already.
- Commission Raptor training + how to earn passive commissions - once again one of the upsells, hardly a bonus if you haven't bought the product.
Bonus #3 - How To Build An Email List Without Any Money
This is a link to the same live training offered in Bonus 2 so it's hardly a third bonus cause your getting it anyway!
Speaking of Upsells - Do You Want To Spend More Money?
A pet peeve of mine and this program has them in spades! 4 upsells in total, and you have to wade through 4 sales landing pages before you can actually access the program you bought.
For newbies they may think they need all these upsells to make the system work for them - you don't and as a new affiliate marketer this is not the program for you anyway so my recommendation is don't spend any more money on upsells.
Go and get yourself a website set up and learn affiliate marketing the right way first.
You can check out my Ultimate How To Affiliate Marketing Guide for all the information you need to make an informed decision on how best to make money online.
Still want to know about those upsells?
I did not buy the upsells so I am not going to comment to much on them but in total if you buy all 4 of them you have then forked out a total of $175.
If you are new to affiliate marketing I really encourage you to spend your money on getting training and building a legitimate site, your money will be wasted if you start here.
Upsell #1 - The Full Monty
Upsell #2 - Leads Raptor
Upsell #3 - Commission Raptor
Upsell # 4 - The Irresistible Bundle
This has turned into an extremely extensive product review and to be perfectly honest there was even more I could have spoken about.
But the bottom line is if you would rather pay and watch videos for so called "secrets" that can be learnt from any good affiliate marketing training then go right ahead.
If you want lazy access to product reviews and you are happy to extensively re-word the content in an attempt to get ranked and you don't care that you haven't personally reviewed the product, go right ahead.
If you need to get a foot in the door at JV Zoo and get signed up with some sellers so you can either review their product legitimately and may be even sell them and you are happy to pay $18.94 (current at time of writing) then Zero to $10K Profits is for you.
Recommended: Not really
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Of course as always if you have questions about Zero to $10K then pop them in the box below.
As I have said I have reviewed this product extensively and I will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.