- 1 The Update of the My Email Mentor Review many of you were waiting for!
- 2 The Morale Of The Story:
- 3 If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t!
- 4 The Original My Email Mentor Review!
- 5 What Is My Email Mentor?
- 6 How To Get Started With My Email Mentor?
- 7 How Is My Email Mentor Supposed To Work?
- 8 There Is A Nice Upside To My Email Mentor!
- 9 My Experience With My Email Mentor!
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The Update of the My Email Mentor Review many of you were waiting for!
When a good friend approached me in May of 2015 to join My Email Mentor, I was very skeptical, to say the least. I was ripped off several times in the past, and I thought this whole thing through. Considering the fact that my buddy had accumulated over $180 worth on his clicks, and additional $190 from his clones within 2 ½ weeks, MEM seemed like an OK thing. So I joined on May 20th, 2015.
I voiced a few concerns (read in review below), mainly the ridiculously high payout threshold of $400, and the deferment of actual pay for another 30 days. I addressed them in an email to ‘Booby B.’, which was responded to by a certain Kevin Andrews ( excerpt below).
About 25 days into this thing (3 list uploads) I had accumulated a total of $242.80, including the $100 Fast Start Bonus.
First doubts started to creep up when certain events and changes to the program occurred:
1) PayPal dropped My Email Mentor/EmailResponsePros: That was the first sign telling me something is not kosher. If greedy PayPal refuses to do business with you, then something is definitely wrong.
2) They raised the 7-day trial from $1 to $10: Several people wanting to try it out, emailed me complaining about this and did not sign-up. I informed Kevin about this and he gave me a bla bla explanation blaming EmailResponsePros for the raise.
3) They changed 2nd tier commissions from 10 cents per click to a straight $10: That really pissed me off. I had 7 clones, 5 of them active and paid members, and all of a sudden, ‘poof’, their click money disappeared. Not a good business practice, particularly their explanation.
Effective July 1, 2015 the following changes in the MyEmailMentor Program are taking effect.
- Compensation Plan Change: Due to massive amounts of fraud on the second level of the compensation plan, effective immediately we are removing the 10 cents per click earned by personal referrals. We are replacing the 10c second level commission with a flat $10 monthly referral commission, which will be added to your second level commissions when your referral pays the $47 to Email Response Pros each month. This completely removes all of the incentive from the fraudsters to try and run up fake clicks on their second level.
- The reason why the change had to be made.
When we first started, the idea was to let members bring in other people and to pay a second level commission of 10c per click. The system worked fine until the fraudsters found about it, and as they always do, a few bad apples can completely ruin the program for everyone else.
These fraudsters were taking their Click Link and running tens of thousands of fraudulent clicks every day, to new accounts that they set up on their second level. They would run up the clicks for 7 days, earn all of the commissions from the clicks on their 2nd level, and then cancel the account. All of these clicks were generated outside of our system, and thus have zero value. The bigger problem is that to mask their fraud, they would add clicks to everyone’s second level, which makes it nearly impossible to see the real clicks we generated from the fake clicks the fraudsters generated.
This is UTTER NONSENSE if you ask me. None of us had any access to run up a single click, nor tens of thousands as Bobby B. claims that was the case. We didn’t know what emails they sent out, and in hindsight, we don’t even know if they sent out any emails at all. And what the heck are “Click Links”? Obviously, they think we all are stupid.
I am no dummy, and I replaced one of the email addresses in the file to upload, with one of my email addresses, and guess what? I never received any of their supposed ‘clickable mails’.
But that’s not the end of it. It gets even worse. Finally, on July 12, 2015 my account reached the pay-out threshold and showed $413.60. I checked again 2 days later and, to my big surprise, the account was closed and I could not even log on to the members area.
I have sent 3 emails requesting an explanation; neither was responded to. On August 2, 2015, I filed a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center and look forward to their actions.
The Morale Of The Story:
If it sounds too good to be true, it
The closing sentence of my review below says:
“I mentioned earlier that my friend reached the payout threshold easily, but now we will have to wait until July 25th to find out if he indeed will get paid. My gut feeling tells me that OUR BOBBY B. is for real, but unfortunately, I was wrong before as I must admit grudgingly”.
Although they slashed his clicks dramatically, my friend did receive a payment of over $800; so he made a profit of $600 over a period of 4 months.
Well, unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. I don’t take it lightly to call a program a scam, but My Email Mentor is definitely not kosher, and some of their business practices are “more than shady”, to word it nicely!
The Original My Email Mentor Review!
Would you like to make $300, $500, even $900 or more every single month without doing anything more than ‘downloading a file from somewhere and uploading same file to another somewhere’, just ONCE every 7 days!
I bet you would. But can you really?
“Yes, you can and you will!” says Bobby B., the creator of this new ‘make money online product’ in his sales video (launch date May 2, 2015)
This sounds to be too good to be true, particularly in light of the fact that a bunch of product creators are making similar claims for their crappy and scammy stuff.
‘You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover’ they say, and without actually joining Bobby B. and My Email Mentor it is not possible to judge his program, don’t you agree? So I decided to try ‘making money by doing nothing’ and here is my review.
What Is My Email Mentor?
Let me start off with “Who is Bobby B?” because I am a bit confused here. There was an online product by a Bobby B. (76 Seconds) a while ago, and it was a SCAM. Now here we have a Bobby B. again and I am not able to find any info about him, no matter how hard I try.
Do they look the same to you? Guess not, so we assume it’s a coincident that there are two Bobby Bs in this business and move on. BTW, the one on top of the image is our guy.
Our Bobby claims to have made over one million dollars with his system, and he invites you to join him in his business endeavor. He says to teach you every step it takes to become successful in email marketing, just as he is, and how you can become a millionaire.
Big corporations pay for referrals of potential customers to their websites, and Bobby B. is honest enough to tell us that he has affiliate agreements with many of these companies. Bobby is sending emails to subscribers to his list that contain ads of said companies, and if the recipient of the email clicks on the ad, Bobby gets paid. He gets paid even if the person does not buy anything from the company at that time.
Bobby has a big problem though. Email-sending companies do have certain restrictions to avoid spamming. They want to know where your list comes from, for example, or limit how many different lists you can send to at any given day.
For that reason, he needs folks like you and me sending out the emails for him, using one of your email accounts. Bobby, in return, pays you 20 cents for every click the companies receive through your affiliate link.
And this is what My Email Mentor is all about.
How To Get Started With My Email Mentor?
It is pretty simple to tell the truth. Sign on to My Email Mentor through an affiliate link, enter your first and last name, email address and watch the short video.
Bobby B. does not charge you a dime for the opportunity he provides. It gets even better; just for signing up, My Email Mentor will credit your account with $100.00 just for signing up.
However, you are starting your own business here, and like with any other business, there is an investment involved.
My Email Mentor uses the email-sending company GetResponse to handle the task of sending emails to the list of subscribers. You need to invest $10 (TEN) dollars for the first 7 days, which is a trial period so you can determine if you want to stick around or not.
After that, it will be $47 per months.
How Is My Email Mentor Supposed To Work?
Once you signed up, and before you do everything else, check your Commission Status and you will find that your account has been credited with $100.
You will get 2 separate emails; one from My Email Mentor with your login and password, the other from GetResponse to verify and logon to your account there.
Watch the video and follow the Steps 1 through 3; on step 3 you will download your first email list (approx. 600-700 addresses) to your computer. Then you’ll jump over to GetResponse and upload this file.
And that’s it. Emails will be sent most likely within the next 6 hours and you will see some dollar amounts being credited to your account.
Every 7 days you will have to check the Menu Tab ‘Step 3’ on your My Email Mentor account page and upload a new list.
There Is A Nice Upside To My Email Mentor!
Clone yourself and make even more money! You will get paid 10 cents per click from every person that signs up through your affiliate link as long as they stay active members.
No, my friends, My Email Mentor is NOT a pyramid scheme. There are no up- or down lines, convoluted compensation plans nobody understands anyways, or monthly standing orders to buy stuff you got tired of after 4 weeks.
My Experience With My Email Mentor!
A friend of mine introduced me to the whole thing and I joined on May 20, 2015. As I said earlier, it’s a piece of cake and the whole process, including the down/up load of the the first list, took less than 20 minutes. Luckily, Bobby B. spares you the usual hype, showing of fake earning statements, and the paid for testimonials by fiverr.com actors.
He presents his program precise and to the point; by the time I finished watching the video and followed the easy set-up steps, the ‘Start-Up-Bonus of $100‘ had been credited to my account.
Now, 25 days and 3 additional list uploads, my account shows a total of $248.20, including the $100 start-up bonus. Not bad for doing nothing but spending 5 minutes every 7 days to down/upload a file. If you do the math, you may say “that’s ONLY about $6 bucks a day“.
OK, you are right, but you have to consider two things. First off, I did not clone myself yet, have not even made any attempt to do so. And secondly, with every addition to my list (about 600 new subscribers every week), I do get more clicks and hence more dollars.
On the other hand though, the friend who referred me does have one other person besides me in his level 2, and his total earning after 4 full weeks is almost $600. How about that? For doing nothing……………!
What I Do Not Like!
Yes, there are a couple of things I have a beef with:
1) The Payout Threshold Is A Whopping $400
Every affiliate program has a payout threshold before you can request a money transfer. Usually, these range from as little as $20 to $100; I came across a couple programs that have a threshold of $150 & $200 respectively. My Email Mentor however, set the payout threshold at $400, which in my opinion is outright ridiculous.
Agreed, it is free money basically, and you don’t have to work for it either, but I would like to see a lower threshold
2) The Payout Is Deferred for 30 Days
Payout is the 25th day of each month and if you reached the payout threshold of $400, you will get paid on the 25th of the following month. This bothers me not just a bit, but a lot. Why the delay, I asked Bobby B. via email. Here is his response:
3) The payout threshold of $400 is ridiculously and unreasonable high. I know, all affiliate programs do have payout thresholds for on reason or another. But 400 bucks is pure nonsense.
4) Even if one should be able to reach $400 any given month, you defer payout for another 30 days. I know it’s money for basically doing nothing, but this is giving your program a ‘scammy’ feeling.
So, you heard it right from the the horse’s mouth. Although Bobby’s response was not exactly what I would have liked to hear, his explanations are reasonable and acceptable (even if I do not agree with his statement about the payout threshold).
Is My Email Mentor A Scam?
The way things are looking at this time, particularly the manner in which my concerns have been answered (as you can see by the numbering above, I had more than two issues), I believe that My Email Mentor is legitimate and not a scam. However, let me say that the final verdict is not out just yet.
I mentioned earlier that my friend reached the payout threshold easily, but now we will have to wait until July 25th to find out if he indeed will get paid. My gut feeling tells me that OUR BOBBY B. is for real, but unfortunately, I was wrong before as I must admit grudgingly.
As far I am concerned, nothing is going to change. I am going to ride along with Bobby B. and My Email Mentor and hope I can find a couple of like minded folks that will join and stick with it. If you want to give it a try, go ahead and jump on the band waggon. There is really nothing to lose at this point, and when it all works out alright, we all will be happy campers making some extra FREE dough on the side.
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That’s all for today, folks. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed reading the My Email Mentor Review. I would love to hear your opinion about it; so don’t be shy and let us know what’s on your mind.