MemberSpring – Is It A Scam?
MemberSpring – Is It A Scam? A 59 minute video, going on about what I consider to be complete waffle talking about sheer rubbish on how you can make this and that.
There are no secrets…nothing magical about making money online.
Proven strategies yes maybe, but it’s the same with any new job, once you learn the basics and gain more experience, it gets easier.
Maybe there are people that do like these type of videos but for me I find them very off putting.
I like to know what is being offered and at what cost. I don’t want the full life story or a brief run down of how you got started if this is for example, your first product. This for me is what I call a ‘hard sell’.
MemberSpring is, apparently, a ‘One Person’ Business System. It is a fast, simple, step by step, duplicate system that will generate a consistent monthly income and bring in quick bursts of cash whenever you want it or need it.
The claim is it only works when you have all three parts of the system and only when they are set up in a very specific way. Three points are made which are well known in the recycling industry.
These are…Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.
- Reduce – the amount of time you put into activities that don’t directly make you money.
- Re-use – the knowledge, the content, systems and resources you already have available to you.
- Recycle – make more money on the visitors, subscribers and buyers you’re already generating.
You must also have a product of your own.
There are three points that you need:
1. The niche must be “self renewing”, spring fed, always new water flowing in. For example: lose weight, gain muscle, babies, pets, etc.
2. The content must be “drip fed” delivered. Content is released to members over time. This dramatically increases retention rates and completely eliminates content theft. Content is delivered to your members automatically.
3. The niche and the content must both be “evergreen” so your sites and content can stand the test of time. What they are saying is you can create your content once and use it forever. You will re-use your content and be able to spend time on other things.
The one major problem I have with all this is it’s duplicate content and Google will have a field day burying your sites into the unknown.
What they say next is if you can’t re-use your content then it’s not a niche suitable for a one person business.
Then the video goes back onto talking about bills…the same bills that we all have coming in.
Back in 2008/2009 I would have said a membership was a good thing, but due to the current state of the economic climate, I would say that it is a lot harder these days to get people to part with their money on a monthly basis.
Next it goes into “building a list” which I would say is very important. MemberSpring isn’t for newbies because it talks about affiliate marketing, list building and being a product owner. MemberSpring is for someone who already has a list and is looking into expanding into membership sites.
What do you get?
You get five completely automated recurring MemberSpring sales systems, oh and $5,000+ in bonuses (yawn).
What does all this cost?
Initially it costs $297, then after the start of a 10 minute countdown clock appearing you are able to get it for $97. I clicked on the buy button but was surprised to be taken to a page asking for my name and email address first.
Next you are taken to the payment page where you have the chance to purchase…‘The Complete MemberSpring Package’
This requires an additional payment of $29.95 after the first month, and then recurring if you want everything setup and hosted for you. I consider this to be VERY expensive.
MemberSpring – Is It A Scam? Conclusion
From what I can tell it isn’t what I would call a scam, but the costs for someone to set this up and cover the cost of hosting I do consider to be rather expensive at $29.95 per month – especially as it’s a recurring payment. You can very easily do this a lot cheaper on your own, or you could use a program that can do all this at no cost.
Although there is a lot of emphasis put on the basis that you don’t need any prior knowledge, it does make it a lot easier if you already have a list of subscribers rather than trying to start a list from scratch.
This for me is slightly misleading, and will no doubt result in people feeling the same if they try this product and realize they might be completely out of their depth.
But for me the worst bit is this…“You don’t need to make content”. In other words you will be using exactly the same content as everyone else, and this simply doesn’t work online anymore.
Neil – WFHW