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Is 10k Business Training A Scam?
According to the 10k Business Training website, the basis of this system is to teach you how to build an online business.
Can you really build a business of your choosing using this system, or is 10k Business Training a scam?
I’m not buying the “90% Done For You System” and here’s why!
Disclaimer: The review below contains some of my opinion and personal experiences while being “invited” to 10k Business Training, also known as Global Affiliate Zone. You the consumer are free to purchase and pursuit any products of your choosing.
A “Community” With No Name
I first encountered 10k Business Training while on Facebook and ran across this video (advertisement), and decided to check it out:
It explained living a life on your own terms, of travel, and pretty much absolute freedom.
Very motivating stuff.
So I decided to give it a further look, the only link available was to a StreetSuccess.org, which the only purpose is to capture your email.
The email I received took me to 10k Business Training, it’s here we see a (replay) webinar and also a chat area.
Nice, finally some more information – so I thought.
This (2 hour) video vaguely explains affiliate marketing and shares some statistics of online marketing (some of which are accurate).
They talk about their foolproof funnel, go over the “pricing”, and the rest of the time they are pretty much hyping up the system.
The entire time, I was curious to learn more about the system itself, for instance, it’s name which is never mentioned.
They refer to being part of a “community” numerous times, also never mentioned.
It’s hard to trust a community and system without a name – and you don’t know even know exactly what it is that you’re buying for the $99.
They do a really good job of NOT revealing it during the entire webinar.
I couldn’t even get an answer when asking the person who led me there in the first place:
I don’t appreciate this kind of hush-hush system especially when you are asking for money upfront ($99).
Referring me to a webinar which DOES NOT explain much – doesn’t sit very well.
There’s a reason why they have it setup like this and I will get to it soon.
Here’s What You’re Buying
You’re not buying some new or unique system, your buying into an MLM system which is posing as affiliate marketing training (huge difference). Either they themselves are confused or willing to tell you just about anything to ensure you buy.
Either they themselves are confused or willing to tell you just about anything to ensure you buy.
Here’s proof. Eric Carlson tells you this himself:
Finally A Name
After further looking into finding a name for this secret “community”, I was able to inquire the information I was looking for:
Finally, an answer after asking directly if this was Project AWOL…
So, in fact, you are NOT buying 10k Business Training as it is only a website name.
The system you are buying is actually Project A.W.O.L. or AWOL Academy.
Update - This is Global Affiliate Zone
10k Business Training is Global Affiliate Zone. It has been brought to my attention, thanks to some of the comments below, that Global Affiliate Zone or GAZ is charging their buyers thousands of dollars more.
“Members” are being asked to purchase a ‘water filter system’, from Enagic Kagen Water, for about $8,000.
Why the need for a water filter system when you are building an online business?
The $99 appears to be an entry price.
Is This System Any Good?
When researching for more on Project A.W.O.L. all reviews I came across were from 2013 – or earlier. So this system really is a thing of the past.
This explains why the name of the system and community are not shared during the webinar.
Entrance fee: $99
I can appreciate how they were upfront about the tools you will “need” for their system, including:
They mention the 4 tools will cost $1,676/yr, which differs from the total of each tool displayed above. $2,017/yr is the real total for the four tools they have shown.
This does not include the costly price it will take to run ads on Facebook in order for their system to “work”.
So according to the webinar and site, your looking at $2,116 your first year using this system. It doesn’t cost that much to start a real online business.
You can spread that out over the course of a few years in spending using a more effective platform which actually teaches affiliate marketing.
$99 to get access to a 90% done for you system, it’s too good to be true.
Here’s the truth and the experience from a recent Project AWOL purchaser:
As mentioned and shown above, this is NOT affiliate marketing training.
Correct me down in the comments below if I am wrong, but you are going to be taught how to sell the same item you just purchased to others (Project AWOL).
Here’s what you can expect to learn (after spending so much money):
- Creating your own capture page
- Learning how to pay for Facebook ads to promote Project AWOL
- Attracting people to your landing page from your FB video/text ad
- Capture some emails
- Automated emails from you and a “6 Figure Earner” will go out to any leads
- Attract them to the webinar(s) and hope for a commission
The great funnel they mention during the webinar (which brought you to the webinar) is all you are learning to do.
I know Eric Carlson said you can choose a business topic of your choice for this (a separate niche) but this is completely false!
You will not be able to plug ANY other items into their “funnel” as suggested.
That’s a fact.
How am I so sure?
If you did choose to promote anything else it would not fit the “90% Done For You Business”, as advertised.
The emails are designed to get people to Project AWOL’s offer. The done for you (1 Page) websites are designed to get people to Project AWOL.
Let’s not forget the “6 Figure Earners” – who handle all the phone calls and will “close the deals” for you.
They position themselves as experts in closing deals for you. If I wanted to talk about computers, sports, dieting, fitness or whatever as a topic for my business and lead people through this “great” funnel… How would these “6 Figure Earners” be expected to close the deal on something fitness-related?
Unless they’re experts in every field out there, which I doubt.
They are there to close the deal when you lead people to Project AWOL, nothing else.
You are going to learn how to strictly Project AWOL. This opportunity is very ‘pyramid like’.
You will not be free and traveling the world (as advertised). You will be miserable hustling this system trying to get your money back by ‘suckering’ in the next person.
The people at the top, the same ones hustling this MLM product that you see in the webinars and those who have been at it for awhile. Consider them your upline.
If you come across a program that relies on you buying into the program, upgrading to more expensive tiers, and then promoting the same program to others, stay away.
A Shopping Cart?
As an affiliate marketer, which they claim their system will teach you, there is no need whatsoever for a “highly secured shopping cart” as Eric Carlson suggests.
Another clue that he has no idea what he is talking about.
As an affiliate, your role is to lead people to a company website who’s products and services you are promoting.
From there all customer transactions are handled so as an affiliate you do not have to deal with shipping, refunds, returns, credit cards – none of that.
A shopping cart serves no purpose as an affiliate…
Is 10k Business Training A Scam?
Unfortunately, Project AWOL was built to make the founders and the early adopters money while relying on ‘new leads’ to lose out on money in order for their system work.
Can you make money with this? Yes.
Can you build a real, lasting online business using this system? Maybe, but I don’t see it to be very beginner friendly and would have to question, why are they not upfront about their business, the pricing, and so on…
It’s disguised during the entire webinar as a legit business opportunity and community, the truth is you’re buying old washed up Project AWOL.
There’s a reason they keep the true identity of this system hidden during the 2 hour webinar:
A Safe Place To Learn Affiliate Marketing
If you believe in 90% done for you systems that will help you to an “early retirement”, then maybe you can try your luck with 10k Business Training aka Project AWOL.
I do not recommend either to anyone – 10k Business Training/Project AWOL is misleading and unreliable.
For those interested in learning affiliate marketing and would like guidance from a real community, give Wealthy Affiliate a try.
You can join today and experience the community and training for free. The training speaks for itself.
I will mention there is an option to upgrade costing $47 a month, but only $19 your first month.
Here you will learn how to make money through your OWN website while choosing any niche (website topic) of your choosing.
You can use Wealthy Affiliate to properly teach you the ropes of setting up your affiliate website and to earning money online from home.