Is ‘Success with Anthony’ a scam?
Success With Anthony is a product created by a young entrepreneur called Anthony Morrison, who at the age of 7 sold candy bars to raise funds to buy a Jacuzzi.
His portfolio is impressive to say the least, which at a later date involved setting up his own company when financial ruin threatened his family.
Since then he has setup eleven additional companies and written two books. Anthony gives seminars to high school teenagers and corporate clients about building a business on the net and talks about economics.
Success with Anthony is a site which starts off with a really impressive video that involves Anthony meeting several people who have made money by following his system.
After the video you are presented with a sign up page where the initial cost is $49. The reason I mention initial cost is because potentially there are 5 further costs later in the program. I will cover these later in this review, but don’t let that put you off for now.
What is Success with Anthony all about?
After signing up you are presented with a “welcome video” to watch, and this is a nice personal touch. Also on this page you have 4 main items to read and look at. These are:
- 1. Homework – A three page PDF for you to download and read. These are the main instructions for the course.
- 2. Get Your Free Websites – This is where you gain access to the five free websites that are fully customized for you.
- 3. Choose Your Personal Coach – Complete a questionnaire that best describes you, how committed you are, and what you really want to achieve. You also have to complete an interview on the telephone so that you can discuss your strengths and weaknesses.
- 4. Ultimate Success Challenge – This is where you test your knowledge of what you have learned so far to unlock prizes of T-shirts, ebooks, trophies, iPads and much more.
Success with Anthony primarily focuses on Email Marketing, Social Profits and SEO Profits. Once logged in, the following courses are available from the top navigation menu:
In this section you have a comprehensive 232 page book to read, plus 14 videos covering everything from the why of email marketing, to lastly what converts. Next you have the Aweber video’s, and there are 10 of these to watch.
Aweber is an autoresponder service for sending and receiving multiple emails. It is one of the main tools for any online marketer. Finally you have an email marketing quiz to enter.
This one course covering email marketing is likely to take you quite some time to complete because even though it isn’t difficult to do, there are a lot of parts to it. I would suggest that you go through this several times – especially if you are new to this sort of online marketing.
Social Profits focuses on your social media, and the four that are covered are:
The first link is to get your 4 workbooks on each of these sites. Next you have the Social Profits video course, and this comprises of 13 videos. Last but not least, you have the Social Profits quiz. Once again, this is a very condensed course with a large amount of information to take onboard.
This starts off with a video about Webfire which I personally wouldn’t bother with until you have learned the basics of email marketing, otherwise this is going to be a waste of money. It’s also worth noting here that Webfire has a monthly fee.
There are 7 videos in all to watch on SEO, keyword research, article marketing, and getting backlinks. Then finally you have the quiz to do.
Earlier I mentioned about additional costs, and after the initial outlay of $49 you are shown another video and so this goes on several more times with additional costs involved each time.
With all these additional costs you could be looking at over $500, but you only have to make these additional purchases if required. it’s very important to know this from the start, especially if you are new to this type of business.
Success with Anthony Conclusion
This is a very well thought out course covering a vast amount of subjects, and I know from experience that they can be very confusing to setup correctly. The videos and the books are very informative and cover an incredible amount of information in great detail. However, don’t let that put you off because the training and explanations in the videos are easy to follow.
I would not bother with the hosting because you are better off getting a cheaper deal elsewhere. Also avoid the 5 free squeeze pages because you will be using the same 5 pages that every other member is using. This will greatly reduce your long term earning potential.
Success with Anthony is a difficult product for us to evaluate because from the outside looking in there are a number things that would usually raise concerns with us.
Things like…million dollar claims, exit page offers, very expensive upsells within the course…things like this do not go down well with us here at WFHW. However, the training is very good, and you do not need to purchase any of the additional “upsells”.
Success With Anthony is not a scam, but I would advise that complete newbies avoid this because you could easily spend a lot more on this product than you initially think.
For that reason, I believe it is most suited to the more experienced marketer who wants to brush on their skills, and knows how to evaluate IF they really need to make any of the additional purchases recommended in the course.
Neil – WFHW