Are you one of the many who have recently received an invitation from The Retired Millionaire inviting you to buy his bag of tricks from 15 years of internet marketing? If the answer is yes, what may you expect to receive and how relevant is the product for today’s market? Having been a recipient of the email myself, I decided to research whether The Retired Millionaire product is an opportunity or dead-end.
What you are offered: clicking onto the web site invites you to take the opportunity of a lifetime to get a complete package of “tricks, methods and secrets” that includes, websites, products to sell, step-by-step guides, tutorials and 11,00 written articles.
What you get: buying the product gets you sent to the main website to read two guides to internet marketing. As promised, there is also the next set of e-books for you to read before being shown to the products you can sell. The fourth steps sends you to a free website where you can promote these products, but this is where the lines blur a little. You may find you are only eligible to market a few for free before being asked to purchase a programme enabling you to submit them to search engines to make them visible to major traffic.
So, is The Retired Millionaire product an opportunity or a dead-end? The gentleman himself appears quite upfront about his motive for selling his product when he says “I’ve found ways to milk the `internet for all its worth, and I found a way to do it in as little time as possible!” – which is a direct quote from his email.
At first glance, it seems an incredibly good opportunity to gain helpful and useful information you can use for yourself. However, reading further down the webpage, I was struck by the fact that the dates on the bank statements appeared to be from 2006-2007.
If you want an up-to-date training product – this probably isn’t it. There is a strong possibility it has been around for a number of years already and that raises a question as to whether the content is relevant for today’s market. Add to that the other possibility that the 11,000 articles have done the rounds by many marketers over the years, it may prove to be difficult to publish them as your own original work. However, if you are new to internet marketing, it may be a useful low-cost exercise in getting to grips with some aspects of web business and give you practice in starting-up for yourself.