Welcome to my review of The Silk Road Effect.
This is a new ClickBank product launch that claims to be the “quickest way to make $1,800 every day”. All you need to do is follow the system and you’ll be making big money in no time.
Sounds cool, but is it legit or just another scam?
Let’s find out…
Silk Road Effect Review
I came across this site today (silkroadeffect.com) which basically amounts to a sales video with a ‘voice over’ presenting it.
Apparently, this person makes over $34,000 per month online, thanks to a “terrible secret you’re not supposed to know about”.
The video goes on to talk about how much money you can make, how easy it’s going to be and how quickly it’ll happen.
To be completely honest with you, alarm bells are going off at this point.
I’ve reviews 100’s of programs on this blog over the past few years, so I know BS hype when I see it. This is an example of a well put together sales pitch, that does nothing to prepare you for what you’re really buying.
Not to mention, the ‘income screenshots’ are not ‘proof’ of anything.
I see these same screenshots all the time, and a quick Google search reveals how easy it is to find these. Literally anyone can create a video like this and claim to be some super rich internet guru.
Anyways.. at this point you’re probably wondering what this is even about?
In short, The Silk Road Effect is a $17 ClickBank training product that teaches you the basics of earning money with e-commerce. There is real training but it’s nothing like the sales pitch claims.
Read on to learn more…
How Does Silk Road Effect Work?
The way The Silk Road Effect works is like many other ClickBank products.
You receive a spammy email about making quick and easy money, which takes you to a sales page.
The video on that pages tells you everything you want to hear, and how this ‘system’ will change your life at practically the push of a button.
The price on this product is only $17 which is lower than most. But if you do decide to buy, you will immediately be hit with upsell after upsell.
This is how the people running this site make the bulk of their money, by pitching you more products immediately after you buy. To me this is misleading because they make out as if you ‘need’ these in order to succeed.
Yet, a few seconds earlier, you were told that for $17 you were getting access to a “$34k per month system”. So if that were true, why would you need to immediately start spending more money?
It makes no sense to me, and that’s because it’s total BS.
Anyways, as I mentioned earlier, this is about e-commerce. Specifically, earning money with a business model called dropshipping.
This is where you setup an online store and partner with wholesalers in countries like China.
When someone comes to your store to buy something, the wholesaler fulfils the order for you and you earn the difference between what you pay the wholesaler and what your customer pays you.
This is a legitimate business model and you can definitely make money this way. But it’s NOT as simple or ‘easy’ as it sounds.
If it were, everyone would be rich doing this.
The truth is, there are MANY moving parts with ANY e-commerce business model like this. So it definitely isn’t something you start making big money with right away.
This is true whether you’re doing dropshipping or something similar, like Amazon FBA.
And there’s significant costs to factor in too. Such as getting traffic (visitors) to visit your store in the first place. You can easily sink $1,000’s into this alone with no guarantee of making any money at all.
In any case, this is not a ‘secret system’ at all and it will not make you rich overnight as the sales pitch claims.
Verdict – Is The Silk Road Effect a Scam?
The Silk Road Effect is very misleading in my opinion, but whether or not it’s an actual ‘scam’ is up for you to decide.
You do get some basic training for your money, and the initial price isn’t very high. So as a complete newbie you may learn something. And ClickBank does offer you a 60 day money back guarantee which is solid.
But I cannot stress enough that you should NOT go into this expecting to “get rich quick”.
You will not become a millionaire by purchasing this training. In fact, I’d be surprised if you make much (if any) money at all.
Because in order to be successful with this (or any) business, you need proper training, tools and support. Not some junk ‘shiny object’ product like this that rehashes old concepts.
And even with legitimate training and tools, you need to be willing to put a considerable amount of time and effort in to succeed. This is the reality of how real online businesses work.
Nothing worthwhile happens at the push of a button. This is pure hype that gurus use to trick people into buying their crappy, generic training products.
What you decide to do is totally up to you, but I won’t be recommending this.
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