Have you ever wondered about the profits being made in affiliate marketing? Ever fancied setting up your own business using this business model?
Vick Strizheus has founded the Four Percent Group which is a program to teach you how to set up a business promoting various affiliate marketing opportunities. It teaches you the methods to find the best affiliate programs, advertise them in an effective way, and promote to potential customers.
Have you ever wanted to start your own business? To be successful enough to live a luxurious life?
It sounds unlikely at this point, doesn’t it? A far off dream?
Well, you can achieve this by finding the right business, getting first-class training and working hard.
Sounds good right?
The 4% Group Challenge could be the way to inspire you to start a profitable business and make your dreams come true!
The Four Percent Group Challenge
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Join me as I will study the program in depth in order to assertion the real opportunity presented here. I will give you my honest review and opinion. I will help you decide – is it legit?
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Four Percent Group – is it a Scam?
There are a wide variety of online courses available which vary greatly in quality. It is quite possible that you have tried some of these and have been disappointed or even felt scammed. You may be thinking, how is the Four Percent Group any different – is it a scam?
I will present you with all of the information so that you can draw your own conclusions about this.
It seems to me that it is a comprehensive course so I would be reluctant to call it a scam, but there are a few practices involved which I consider problematical. I will elaborate on this later.
Review of the Pro’s and Con’s of the Four Percent Group
In order to gain a better understanding of the Four Percent Group Challenge, I would like to have a look at the positives and negatives associated with the program. First up, the pros. These include:
- There is a $1 trial for the first seven days. This is a good way to take a look at how the program works and decide if it is for you.
- The training is really comprehensive and does cover the A to Z of setting up an affiliate marketing business. There is a lot to be learned here about advertising methods and finding customers.
- The Four Percent Group Challenge is very focused on improving your mindset, and they are very effective at motivating you to believe you can succeed.
With just about every business program there will always be some negatives, so let’s look at some of the cons. These include:
- The price for the course is deceptive. It is $197 for the Four Percent Group Challenge and it is stated that is all you need to pay. However, later on, you feel compelled to pay $1997 for Internet Traffic Mastery in order to get the full use of the course. Then there are more and more upsells which are presented as vital. It is a poor way of persuading people to buy more courses and comes across as dishonest. I did not appreciate being treated like that and it made me not want to continue with the program.
- Vick Strizheus has previously been jailed for fraud and clearly has a “shady” background. He claims to have made mistakes and is now reformed. This might be true, but it did make me feel a little strange about signing up for his program. As I worked my way through the Four Percent Group Challenge there were various times that I felt what I was being told was less than honest. The whole process felt “off” to me somehow.
- The affiliate program for the Four Percent Group is pushed so much that it feels uncomfortably close to being multi-level marketing (MLM). In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with being an affiliate and reselling a product you use yourself and feel will be of value to others. However, in this case, it appears to me that people sign up for this program not to use it, but just to be able to resell it. I think this is encouraged by the course owners which is unwise as it makes the whole program look bad.
- There are various affiliate programs that are recommended by the Four Percent Group and it is not made clear at the outset that you will be expected to sign up (and pay!) for them in order to be able to join their affiliate program. I guess this is fair enough (kind of) until you realize this is just another way for the Four Percent Group to make more affiliate commission. It feels like they are only recommending the courses that make them money. It did make me feel that the whole system is designed to lead me to buy more and more things to profit them. This could just be the nature of this type of business, but it felt particularly blatant here.
- The program is presented as an easy business to set up, even for a beginner. There are all kinds of promises made about making great profits easily which I just believe to be wrong. This is almost presented as a “get rich scheme”, which will never work for an online business. For example, if you choose to advertise your business through Facebook ads the monitoring and updating is a lot of long term hard work. If you choose to use YouTube, you will find that you need to upload new content every day to be effective. There are no shortcuts!
I can’t emphasize this enough!
Whichever online business you choose, you will need to put in plenty of time to study the program and then the hard work starts when you set up your business!
Please keep reading…
I am about to give my final verdict on the Four Percent Group…
The Course in Conclusion
Initially, I approached the Four Percent Group Challenge as an interesting way to learn about and set up my own affiliate marketing business.
I took the promotional material at face value, and it seemed like a legitimately good opportunity. However, as I delved deeper several things occurred which concerned me. It does become dangerously close to being labeled an MLM scheme.
While I won’t outright call this program a scam, I certainly feel that they use deceptive practices. If you choose to also become an affiliate for this program you would need to feel comfortable in using the same methods. In my opinion, keeping a good reputation may be more important.
If you are well established and experienced in the intricacies of running an online business there will be a lot to be learned here. However, this program will not benefit a beginner. It is notoriously complicated to promote affiliate marketing and with even the best advice in the world, you will likely struggle.
I didn’t like the way the Four Percent Group tried to compel me to buy more and more upsells. It came to a point that I felt that it would be pointless to continue unless I spent more on additional programs.
What’s the real story?
I cannot recommend subscribing to the Four Percent Group Challenge. I feel that there may be money to be earned using this program, but not in a way that would be worthwhile. There is too much deception for my liking.
I do believe it is still possible to make a good business as an affiliate marketer in 2019, but if you are looking for a training course you should have a look at other options.