SHORT AND SWEET
Product: Elite Marketing Pro
Owner: Tim Erway
Price: $1 - $2,997 +
This is a training platform consisting of various online business training products which primarily show you how to promote the system. There's definitely some good value in the membership and products and you will learn some worthwhile skills, but there's also some things you should know.
* This review has been updated
What Is Elite Marketing Pro?
The platform was launched in 2013 by Tim Erway who has been a successful Internet marketer for over 10 years.
My first impression with this platform was that I was looking at another multi level marketing program similar to the Empower Network. However I’m pretty sure this is not an mlm program at all, it is a high ticket/ tiered affiliate marketing system.
This platform does cater to people looking to build an mlm downline in other prgrams through various lead generation strategies. If you are in mlm, you need leads and this system is designed to help you get them online. Much better than chasing family and friends.
The idea is to make money promoting the EMP system, and at the same time you are building your audience to promote other opportunities you are involved with.
How It Works
Once you log into the members area, your primary task is to progress through the training modules one by one. This system kind of ‘drip feeds’ you content and as you progress and contact your coach, more content is unlocked.
Personally, I like to know exactly what I’m in for right away and be able to access all of the modules I’ve paid for without waiting. But that’s me. Don’t get me wrong, I do see the genius in the ‘drip fed’ approach. This format can help people stay the course and not get sidetracked along the way which is very important when you are learning. There are some great companies/ products I’ve come across that do this so it’s no reflection on the quality of the course, just my personal preference.
You are assigned a coach who you must contact in order to proceed which is either the person who referred you, or someone higher up within the system. Basically, whoever it is almost certainly knows more than you do about how it all works, and will help you progress.
The membership level you purchase determines which products you can access and the kind of commissions you are eligible to receive. Basically, the higher level you buy yourself, the more you qualify to earn much like any tiered affiliate system.
So, instead of just promoting one affiliate product, you make progressively higher and higher commissions as your referrals progress in the system. This does work and it is a proven model.
So, exactly what do you need to buy to earn what kind of commissions? Read on…
The 4 Membership Options & What They Include
There are various levels of membership available. Each new level gives you addittional training, tools and support and qualifies you to earn higher commissions.
Free Affiliate Membership
You really don’t get much as a free affiliate/ member, but I do like that they provide this option. In order to make a decent income and take advantage of this platform, you will need at least the ‘standard monthly membership’ as I explain in a moment.
Here’s what’s included for free…
EMP Weekly: There is some useful content here, but it’s mostly readily available anywhere else online. You also get some free webinars which I didn’t attend personally.
EMP Monthly: Nothing available as a free member
The Basics: Some email swipes for promoting EMP, social media not included.
Intermediate: An article on video creation and an hour long webinar.
Advanced: Nothing in this tab is included as a free member.
Anything not included simply links you to this upgrade video made by Tim. It’s funny at first, but get’s annoying lol.
This membership allows you to earn 20% commissions on anything one of your referrals purchases. I’m not sure if you need to purchase the individual products or not, but 20% is pretty cool as a free affiliate either way.
Standard Monthly Membership- $1 trial OR $37 first month/ $47 per month thereafter
According to the sales page, standard membership unlocks the following products for you to use:
There is some good value in these for the price you are paying, especially if you are new to this.
I’m not the biggest fan of their blogging/ website building system after looking into it though. In my opinion there are better ways to build a website out there that don’t confine you to a small selection of cookie cutter templates. But hey, that’s me. The good thing is it looks pretty easy to use.
According to the overview video in the members are this level allows you to earn 20% commissions on anything purchased throughout the platform. Unless I am missing something, this is the same commission rate as the free membership option. But you do get more products to actually use with this option which is why it’s worth it.
Standard Annual- $297 one time
This is pretty much the same as above only it saves you money on a standard membership because it’s ‘one time’ instead of monthly. You also qualify to earn between 40-100% commissions on products according to the overview video.
You can also earn the full $1 when someone you refer buys the ‘attraction marketing ebook’ which is basically a lead magnet or ‘ethical bribe’ you can use to get someone’s email address. Rather than giving it away for free, they charge $1 which essentially qualifies the lead as someone willing to buy, instead of a freebie seeker. That’s the idea anyway.
Lastly, as an ‘annual’ member you can earn $120 commissions when someone you refer upgrades to annual.
VIP Member- $2,997 and $97 per month from year 2 onwards
This apparently unlocks all of the core products in this platform and gives you 70% plus commissions on these as well.
The following sales page explains the product inclusions in more detail: http://elitemarketingpro.com/go/vip
The above gives you some idea on the products you will receive yourself, and those you can promote as an affiliate. It seems there are higher ticket upgrades than these further into the system, although I cannot confirm the exact details on this.
This is what one member had to say:
That’s a fair chunk of money to be making per lead, no doubt. I was once very skeptical of upselling to say the least, but I think as long as the products are actually worth the money and the marketing is done in an ethical manner, cool. If people are willing to buy higher priced products and they get genuine value from these, it’s win win.
First of all, it’s not a scam. It is high priced and there are upsells, but that doesn’t make it a bad thing in itself.
To make a system like this work really comes down to having the money to invest, taking the time to learn and driving tons of targeted traffic. The training on traffic generation does seem to include free YouTube and organic search engine traffic though which is good. There’s a lot of systems out there based solely on driving paid traffic which can become insanely expensive for those just starting out.
So, I think you could potentially learn some very worthwhile things here and make some good commissions as an affiliate. I also think it could be a smart way to attract leads into your network marketing business, it’s a heck of a lot better than chasing family and friends that’s for sure.
Overall, there’s some great value training here and the right people could absolutely make money with it. Whatever you decide, I hope this review has been helpful!