Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of videos for Marissa Romero‘s channel popping up on my Youtube dashboard. She claims to be a digital nomad and has traveled throughout South East Asia and more recently lives in the United States. She is a regular poster of hyped up Youtube videos with the clickbait cover photos that are mostly misleading.
After watching a few of her videos, it’s disappointing to see the number 1 recommended way to make money that she keeps pushing.
This is how people made money about 10 years ago when everyone was pretty gullible.
Each video has a specific topic, she seems to be smart person and she does offer lots of value including affiliate marketing, drop shipping etc.
The thing I don’t get it why she keeps pushing her shitty affiliate link for Legendary Marketer.
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Each video she offers has the intention to get you into her free training, which links you to Limitlesspaydays.com which in turn instantly redirects you to her kartra.com landing page which offers a free video on how she makes $1400 per week while traveling the world full time.
Well we know she doesn’t travel full time as she lives in the US. However,
If your alarm bell meter hasn’t exploded already then once you put your email in, you end up on her email marketing list.
Now rather than giving you the free training as promised (you have to wait 20 minutes for this, conveniently), she simply redirects you to her affiliate link. When will marketers learn this BS doesn’t work anymore. The whole idea of providing value is to actually provide it then a week later sell the premium training or recommendation.
However, I wouldn’t call her paid offer a premium training nor recommended platform either.
Instead, you end up on a domain called, ‘endfinancialstressnow.com’ which is where a 12-minute sales pitch from ‘Legendary Marketer’ comes in. You’ve got to sit through the entire video before the next button appears.
This overhyped video is complete BS, as is the countdown timer and number of spaces remaining which is down to about 3 by the time the next step button appears.
So Marissa’s way to make $1400 per week? Simply getting you to signup for Legendary Marketer.
Now the cost to join costs $30 (Marissa get’s 60% commission), then you can go through and learn everything you need to learn. This part is perfectly legitimate, you’re buying training which is good value for $30.
So how do you make money? Well, when you get to section 5 you’re told you need to invest $2,500 to progress. However, this will allow you to sell the same membership to other people and get $30 per person you sign up to recoup your investment.
If you’ve been following the MOBE story, then you’ll know the FTC shut them down a month ago and yesterday Matt Lloyd admitted defeat and has agreed to settle with the FTC ending any chance of a MOBE resurrection.
MOBE was exactly the same as Legendary Marketer all be, they made it impossible to actually make the money the sales pitch said you could. Now how does Marissa make money? Well, she’s probably hoping you buy the $2,500 package which gives her $900 each time. Legendary Marketer offers upsells that cost as much as $30,000 of which she would get 40%.
And in the video posted today, you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Now before I get abused in the comments section, it’s important to note that you can follow the $30 training and succeed with marketing online doing other things. Oh that is until you get to section 5 where you’re told about the $2,500 upsell.
The problem is that’s where the pros end, as to make any serious money you’re pushed into buying the premium upsells and becoming an affiliate yourself.
To be an affiliate of Legendary Marketer you have to buy the product yourself. This is the downfall of all these companies that the FTC go after. Could you imagine if Amazon Associates required you to pay $100 per year to simply add a link to their products on your site? And to get a 10% commission costs you an extra $500 or else you’re stuck on 5% commission.
To promote Legendary Marketer you must buy all the upsells yourself first. You then find other gullible people and sell them a business idea which is them all also joining the training. This is the classic example of send me $100 and I’ll show you how to make $1,000 and sell to ten people. And how do they recommend you start a business after joining? By doing the exact same thing, promoting their courses. The person at the top of the chain and Marissa are both cashing in on their down line.
This is exactly how MOBE operated and was shut down by the FTC as the only person that actually makes money is the owner and the top affiliates. It’s all fun and games for the people at the top, people at the bottom are the ones that get reemed when the FTC eventually comes along.
Legendary Marketer is not a business opportunity. Do not believe the hype she pushes.
So there you have it, you simply make Youtube videos about random topics and then link to a landing page and redirect users to a premium offer that forces you to buy the premium version to actually make any money. There are many examples of this happening and ultimately the FTC shuts them down.
Take John Chow, for example, he was one of Matt Lloyds biggest fanboys and simply did the same thing. Lots of content and redirected suckers to MOBE and made millions. Now he’s a sitting duck hoping the FTC doesn’t go after MOBE’s biggest affiliates too.
Marissa Romero seems like a talented individual but her desire to make a quick buck promoting this questionable affiliate program, unfortunately, doesn’t boad well hence this review.
There is no course or product belonging to Marissa.
Update April 2019, good to see she is finally promoting genuine affiliate programs too but unfortunately she’s still promoting LM too