Are you aware of the great profits being made using local marketing strategies? That is a quick and effective method? Would you like to learn more?

Then you probably came across the Local Marketing Vault course… But is it really worth it?

A good way to describe this course is that it aims to teach quick and easy methods for lead generation as well as sales, cold calling and emailing and the use of social media ads. 

Local Marketing Vault

The Local Marketing Vault was created by James Bonadies & Jason McKim and they have built up an impressive online presence and have attracted many subscribers. They teach viable strategies other than search engine optimization (SEO) and present the program well.

Are you tired of working 9-5 for a boss you hate? Would you like your own successful business?

It seems a long way off, doesn’t it? Impossible, right now?

What if I were to tell you there is a way? A way to build a long-lasting and successful business is out there!

Join me while I investigate the Local Marketing Vault program and reach a conclusion as to how effective it is. Perhaps it will be the key to inspire your business and lead you to success…

The information you need is only a few scrolls away…

Local Marketing Vault – is it a Scam?

There are many courses on the market which deal with similar topics. Perhaps you have studied some of them before and felt underwhelmed? It is reasonable to ask, how is Local Marketing Vault different and – is it a scam?

My answer would be that I will study the program further and report on how it differs from other courses, but it has plenty of content and over 1,700 paid up members in the exclusive Facebook group, which does suggest that it is no scam.

The more important questions are:

  • Is it worth the cost?
  • Will it improve my business enough to change my life?

How can you actually use this?

Keep reading while I investigate further and study how to implement this course…

A Review of the Pros and Cons for this Course

There is plenty of content contained in this course. I will run through the pros and cons to decipher how much useful knowledge is actually to be gained here. Some of the pros include:

  • The whole advertising process can be automated. If you ever hope to have passive income (and you should) you need to aspire to find a business set up which can earn you income while you sleep. Using paid Facebook or Instagram ads following the Local Marketing Vault methods is a way of achieving that.
  • The Local Marketing Vault features many fully formed marketing campaigns. These do help to make the process simpler and they are spread over various businesses. It does make your advertising process a quicker and easier experience and allows you to spend more time on other parts of your business.
  • From time to time the Local Marketing Vault put on events where you can meet industry leaders and special guests. The “Wolf of Wall Street” himself, Jordan Belfort, has even made an appearance. This does demonstrate that this is a serious program which is widely known. They must be doing something right! Logo 200x500

We have seen that there are some strong parts included in this course. Let’s look at some of the cons. These include:

  • The course severely underplays how much work is involved in using paid ads. For example, Facebook ads need constant attention and updating to be effective. I do get the impression that the Local Marketing Vault is suggesting that as long as you follow their advice it will be straightforward to grow your business. They need to emphasize just how much hard work is needed to be successful. 
  • A lot of this material is available for free online. One of the main criticisms of this product I found when researching it was that people would say, “Yes, it’s good but all of that info is available if you know where to look.” They have done a decent job of putting everything together in one course, but it is a valid point that there is similar information on YouTube, Instagram, and message boards and there are plenty of people there who are happy to advise you for no charge.
  • The cost is too high. If I am expected to pay in the region of $3,000 to $5,000 I would like to have a complete program covering all facets of the business, I would expect something that would make a fundamental change to my marketing strategy. There is far too much missing from the content to justify the price charged.
  • Too much of the course is specific to the USA. If you are from elsewhere in the world a lot of the information included in Local Marketing Vault would be of little value. A lot of this is only really applicable for certain areas in the USA and unusable if you are in the business of marketing and advertising in your local area.
  • Finding clients is getting more competitive. More and more people are competing for local businesses limited marketing funds. This has become a popular industry and no matter how skilled you are in implementing paid advertising there is a finite number of customers.

There are plenty of pros and cons associated with the Local Marketing Vault, but one thing is for certain you will need to be dedicated and driven to make it work.

I can’t emphasize this enough…

Hard work is the only way to make a success of the methods taught in this program. You should only subscribe if you are ready to dedicate your time and efforts to studying and applying the lessons learned to your business.

Local Marketing Vault – In Conclusion

I studied this product in depth and I didn’t like the fact that too much similar material is available online for free. I was also troubled by the fact that they downplay how much extremely hard work would be required to make this business approach a success.

I did like the information on setting up an automated business, but overall I have too many doubts about the effectiveness of this program

Bottom line? After careful consideration, I cannot recommend Local Marketing Vault. In my opinion, the content is not comprehensive enough to justify the high price. I recommend you take a look at alternative courses.

Posted by Randi Lee Harper

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  1. Thank you for the honest in depth review without pushing anything else. Too often look for reviews and see them repeated with same info that is actually behind the back ads
    Thanx Again


    1. Thanks for your comment and I hope I could help, Scott:-)



  2. Thanks Randi for the review and useful information


  3. What similar course can you recommend? Have you looked at Local Boss? They do SEO and i believe also teach Facebook ads. Another is Lead gen by a guy named Dan. I had a call scheduled by could not make the call because of a medical problem. So i rescheduled. Thank you.


    1. Hey Gary, thanks for your reply! I will take a look into Local Boss and probably post a Review on my blog soon.


  4. Hey, Randi. Thanks for the review. I’m most curious about why you mentioned that if you’re not in the US, it probably isn’t a good option. Can you elaborate on that for me? I live in Canada and am contemplating the program. Cheers! Tony.


    1. Hey Tony,

      Some sections are about Local Marketing specifically in the US, yes – but Canada is the most similar place to the US.

      I would say LMV can still be relevant to local marketing in your area as long as you don’t live in e.g. Europe.

      I hope this makes sense,



      1. Thanks for the reply, Randi.

        I haven’t done too much research for comparative programs – have you written about other lead programs like this one (or know of some better ones by your experience)? I’d be curious to compare them as I think this is a good business idea. You can post them here or feel free to email me your opinions. Thanks!


  5. Thank you for this review! So many others you could tell were paid so I am happy that I read this. Thanks


    1. Thanks for your comment, always happy to help!



  6. I still can’t seem to find out exactly how much this program costs. The fact that they blatantly avoid the specifics on this makes me think it’s overpriced. Otherwise, they would be happy to let us know upfront how much it costs.


    1. I agree, Ryan! I was certainly hard-pressed to find the exact pricing of the training. This definitely has my ‘sketchy’ radar going off.


  7. You are the first review that was not working for and promoting the company. Thank you so much you have saved me a ton of time!!


    1. Thanks for your comment Jordan,

      happy to see that there are people out there who appreciate my work.



  8. Thanks so much Randi! You probably helped me save a bunch of money. They did highlight some very interesting areas of opportunity in their pitch and I set up a meeting in the hope that I could hear more indepth how they “automate” their campaigns. And agree with one of the comments earlier, didn’t like them avoiding the question about how much it costs. Keep doing what you are doing. You are literally saving people with your reviews. Thanks again!


  9. A great read… but I’d like to add a couple of things. I am a student of the program. I have no financial interest in writing this review, but I do want to share my story because the program has been VERY successful for me.

    Firstly, I am Australian – and the program works equally as well in Australia as it does in the US. Yes, there are a couple of small tweaks in there to be made, but nothing that would stop the campaigns from working as you suggest. Plus, even if you said was the case, there is no reason I couldn’t just work with clients in the US. I’ve never met any of my clients face to face and I have clients in the US, Canada, and Australia.

    Regarding the amount of time involved, if you want to grow a business that will generate a substantial income, then yes, you are going to have to put work in. Everyone knows that! If people are coming into that and expect that they can just stare at the computer screen and their bank will fill up with money then this isn’t the program for them. This isn’t a get rich quick scheme and no-one suggests that it is. BUT, I’d like to add, that for many of my clients, I spend about 5 minutes per day managing their campaigns. The program teaches you to automate everything and once you get a campaign running, you typically need to tweak it now and then, but you’re talking a very small investment of time to do so.

    Yes, you can learn to do FB and Google advertising online. The actual training is only a small part of the program. The real value is in the done for you campaigns… 31 individual campaigns that James and Jason have proven to work. You get the ad copy, the imagery, the targeting… everything you need to get results for you clients quickly. Yes, you can teach yourself how to do ads, but if you can’t get results for your clients then you won’t have a business. With this, you can get results quickly even if you are new. You can impress your clients, even if you are new, and you can move them onto a retainer.

    As for a finite number of clients… over 50,000 business close in the US alone each month because of lack of cashflow. And over 50,000 open each month. There are over 28,000,000 businesses in the US alone. So there are plenty of businesses needing marketing, and if someone says no this month, they may say yes the next month. The beauty of this business model is that you don’t need a lot of clients to generate a substantial amount of income. With an average client paying $750-$1000/mth, just 10 clients = $7,500 to $10,000 per month which is life changing for many people.

    I get that it won’t work for everyone… not everyone has the right attitude, drive and determination. And not everyone is willing to put in real effort to achieve real results. But, for those of us that ARE willing, this program ABSOLUTELY delivers.

    I know this contradicts your review, but this is my take on the program. I now have 10 clients and I earn just on $9000/mth working part time hours. Yes, i did more than that in the beginning, but now I’m in maintenance mode. I’m not actively looking for clients, but offering great service to those that I have.

    Annie, above my comment said you are “saving people with your reviews”, but I hope that in the interest of presenting a fair review, you’ll allow this post to be published.


  10. Thank you,

    I was contemplating paying for this program for myself and you have cleared up my questions!


  11. Shirl Zitting May 9, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    It’s just a money-grabber. The very first thing they asked me on the follow-uo call was, “How’s your credit. Do you have a credit card”. I said bad credit, and no credit card. They said too bad (too good for me… They wanted $7,000).


  12. William Brown May 10, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Thank you Randi, i am UK resident, especialy appreciate your comments as to the value of this program here.
    Confirms the old police maxim
    A. Assume nothing
    B.believe no body
    C. Challenge everything….!!!
    I will cotinue to follow your reviews
    Thankyou again


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