Product: The Rich Janitor
Review Summary: Some re-hashed PLR training ebooks, general Internet marketing videos that could be found anywhere online mixed wigth a ton of hype and up selling. That said… for the price and the fact that you are learning some useful things I won’t flag this as a total scam.
Price: $27 + up sells
I decided not to buy this particular program because after doing my research it was very obvious that this was not going to be of any value to me. I did some pretty extensive homework on this program though and here’s what I found…
If I was judging this product on the marketing factor alone I would call it a 100% scam because there is an insane amount of absolute BS hype and deceptive marketing. In other words, this guy is a typical guru.
I did some digging and found some of the ’email swipes’ they encourage their affiliates (the people promoting this) to send out and at that point I knew this was a bit sketchy…
An email swipe is a copy and paste email you embed with your unique affiliate link and send out to people in your email list to try and make sales. As you can see these are very deceptive and misleading and a far stretch from the truth.
Some Of The Red Flags I Noticed
#1 The Hype: I won’t bang on about this since I just mentioned it but this is and always will be something you should be very careful of. This program doesn’t hold back with overhyping everything.
#2 False Promises: They actually PROMISE you $70 if you don’t make any money out of this but after reviewing the terms and conditions it is clear that was yet another load of waffle.
I am yet to see any of these kinds of claims stand up by any program I’ve ever seen using them. Here’s what their very own disclaimers had to say:
#3 Banished From ClickBank: One of the main things these guys promote is making money through marketing ClickBank products. They used to use this platform to promote this very program as well but it seems they’ve been given the boot for ‘violating the terms of service’.
To be fair there’s a number of reasons this could have occurred but it must have been pretty serious for ClickBank to boot them, they are well known for letting the absolute slimiest programs be promoted within their platform. There might be a reasonable explanation but it could also be due to not processing refunds correctly or the misleading and deceptive advertising claims among other things.
#4 Pressure Tactics
After going through to the payment screen you are hit with a ‘countdown’ that makes you feel pressure to sign up quickly so you don’t lose your discount. It actually states that your discount WILL expire which is yet another lie.
#4 Fake Name: The name ‘Mike Dee’ is a fake name and the same owner of RichJanitor.com used to be known as ‘Mike Dougherty’ according to ScamXposer.com. This is a very common tactic used by scammers to hide their identity and apparently the real owner is a guy by the name of Ankur Patel.
One of the reasons they do this so that they can run many rubbish websites without people being able to connect them to the same owner.
The Program Itself
PLR: The program really consists of a bunch of re-hashed PLR articles (were not created by RJ) and these could be found for next to nothing or free online if you look hard enough.
Videos: It also contains some general marketing videos walking you through a few different ‘tips and tricks’ about making an income online. It’s nothing special and most of it is pretty dated.
Article Marketing Software: This really is completely useless and will most definitely not make you any money. Prior to 2012 this may have been a good strategy but after Google has updated it’s algorithms it’s simply not a good idea.
What is it exactly?
A software that scrapes other people’s articles and rewrites them so you can claim them as your own. Not only is that totally unethical and downright uncool but a lot of the time the software re-writes this stuff in a way that makes little sense. Have you ever started reading a web page and it didn’t really make sense, like at all? That’s what this software is responsible for.
Even if you manage to have a half decent re-hashed article pumped out of this software it will not help you. Why?
Because Google is ridiculously smart when it comes to detecting crappy quality and unoriginal content. They also don’t favour this content being spammed across tons of article directory websites which is another part of RJ’s ‘super secret killer strategy’ to get tons of traffic.
To put it simply, skip right over this part of the members area because it is flat out wasting your time and might even hurt your chances of building a legitimate business in the future.
Promoting RJ: It seems the only real value in this is the information they give you about promoting the same program you are using. Of course this is because they have a vested interest in you succeeding at this so it stands to reason.
Worth noting though is that you’ll be paying for a ton of traffic and you have to be cool with promoting a sketchy product filled with tons of deceptive hype.
Personally, I’d rather keep my money and put it towards building something real and legitimate that will actually help me and others make money. Affiliate marketing is a legitimate business model but unfortunately people like this give it a bad reputation.
They use hype and deceptive content to convince people into believing it’s all going to be super easy with little to no effort required. The reality is programs like this are nothing more than an unethical marketer telling you exactly what you want to hear and making a fortune off the back of your desire to make easy money.
I do not recommend this and believe there are far more cost effective and legit ways to create an income for yourself online.