Daniel Sumner’s Bloggers Roadmap | Doesn’t Lead to Treasure Island

By Eugenson | Negative Reviews

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Daniel Sumner’s Tall Promises

Let’s take a moment to look at what’s on the sales page of Bloggers Roadmap. On it, you’re invited to explore the mind of a professional blogger and discover the secret roadmap to a complete blogging success.

you’re also invited to start a blog that makes a difference. Bloggers Roadmap is the product of Daniel Sumner, who claims he provides internet marketers with the blogging information that would make a difference in their blogging experiences.

Daniel Sumner tells his sob story and how he turned it all around through his relentless pursuit of blogging success. Then, he calls attention to the hundreds of millions of blogs online, and thousands more making their entrance into the online blogging world, every day. He goes ahead and asks what chance there is for your blog to get some attention among so many blogs already competing for survival online.

After that, he asks if you’d be interested if he handed you the very secrets he discovered in his years of struggle and has been using to create successful blogs that generate traffic, earn him an income and make himself a respected authority in any chosen niche. He says if you indicate an interest, he’d show you the perfect formula to create a successful blog and hand you a blogging strategy that never fails.

He Talks about the Rat Race

He goes on to draw a word picture of the rat race in which folks are encouraged to get an education, do their best to graduate with great grades from college, get a nine to five J.O.B. and work towards a pensionable retirement. Only to find, much later in life, that they’d spent the best parts of their years laboring and wasting away for a provision of very poor stipends called pension, which, in their old age, they’d not even enjoy.

The rat race

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Daniel tries to paint a mental picture of you as a blogger who’s doing their best but getting nothing to show for all their hard work. He says you’d probably looked at your blog over and over again, looking for the missing link and trying to explain why you can’t get traffic the way of your blog and why there are no comments to give life to your blog, and no matter how hard you try to figure it out, you’re nowhere near the answer. He says, look no more. He’s got the answer.

The Blogger and Internet Marketer

Daniel Sumner is said to be the perfect combination of a blogger and an internet marketer, and has what it takes to make you the successful blogger that you’ve been dreaming to be. He promises to take you by the hand and lead you through a blogging path that completely avoids all the pitfalls that newbie bloggers get entrapped in.

He promises he’ll teach you how to choose a niche, how to use hosting and domains, how to use the right plugins, how to choose the best designs and themes, how to get started with content, how to build traffic and command a following, how to use social media, how to build a mailing list, how to monetize your blog etc.

He also promises to teach you how to target-specific reader loyalty, how to develop an awesome blogging community, how to become an expert with zero effort, how to make money with products and ads on your blog, how to rank number one on Google’s first page, how to legally steal content etc. We’ve heard similar promises before. Is this any different?

His promises

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I’m not an affiliate of Bloggers Roadmap

I’m not showcasing Bloggers Roadmap for sale as an affiliate. I’m only reviewing it honestly, as I’ve done several other Internet Marketing products, to provide foreknowledge for my readers who’re looking to buy digital products that would make them money online.

I’m doing this to protect them from the possibility of losing money to unethical internet marketers who sell shoddy Internet Marketing products without value. At the same time, I point my readers to better alternatives that’ll not only help them succeed online but also do so for absolutely free.

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A Rundown of the Review

This product is an eBook, which was written by Daniel Sumner. It’s all about profitable blogging best practices. Some people will definitely make money through the content of this eBook. However, whether you, my reader, will make money with the content of this eBook is what this review is about. So, go ahead and find out.

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Daniel Sumner Welcomes Me with Upsells

After I checked out, Daniel threw upsells at me. See screenshots of some of them below.

Upsell of 27 dolllars

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Recurrent upsell of 3.95 dollars

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The Members’ Area

Within the members’ area, you’ll find a welcome video in which Daniel Sumner addresses and welcomes you to the course. After that, Dan encourages you to whitelist his email and shows you how to do so. Then, you’ll find an invitation to register for some bonus training and join his community’s Facebook group.

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Then, after that, you’ll need to click on the menus at the top of the website to access the training modules and every other benefit you’re entitled to for buying the product, or so I thought. There are six menus in all, namely “Home,” “eBook Download,” “Training Modules,” “Done For You,” “Dan Sumners Blogging Club Members” and “Advertising and Consultancy.”

I clicked on the menu labeled “eBook Download” and successfully downloaded the eBook. Then, I clicked on the menu labeled “Training Modules,” which, according to Daniel Sumners, was the main body of the course and the eBook was only to help with it. But I was bluntly denied access to the video training modules.

The video modules

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Instead of being allowed access to the product, I had a restricting message that read, “You do Not Have Access to This Content at This Time. If you believe you’re seeing this page in error and have purchased access to the Bloggers Roadmap training please login HERE. If you still can’t see the package you have purchased, please contact support from the menu below….”

I was denied access to the product I bought

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I did buy the product and have proof of my purchase. See the screenshots below for evidence of my purchase.

My receipt 1

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Mr receipt 2

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Well, I went ahead and clicked on the provided link. But, I was returned to the same page. When I realized I was trapped in a loop, I decided to explore other aspects of the website before I go on to support, incase there’d be more to complain about.

I went ahead and clicked on the next menu labeled “Done For You,” and here’s what I found: “The team and I are delighted to announce this VERY SPECIAL discounted blog setup is now available for a single discounted one off payment of only $1000 $297! Yes, you read right, $297 is all you will pay for your own blog setup and much much more….

Yikes! He tells me I have to pay just $9.95 to be pointed the way to “Bloggers’ Goldmine.” Then, the moment I hand him the requested $9.95, he lashes me with upsells from left, right and center, and you want me to believe this dude’s interested in my success? Oh, gimme a break!

A bigger upsell

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Obviously, you’ll have to pay more to have access to the complete training program. The $9.95 price tag is only to suck you in, hand you an eBook and upsell you to death, right after you check out.

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The EBook

The eBook says a lot in theory, but doesn’t teach you anything actionable. Instead, it refers you to the video course, which you’ll have to pay more money to access. The eBook was cleverly written to serve as a literary sales material for the video course, which it puts pressure on you to buy.

Here’s what one of such text blocks referring you to the videos says, “My blog videos show you how to set this up,…” Another similar text block says, “Note – Within the Bloggers Roadmap Video Series I have secured a Premium Theme which you can use.” This particular quote in the eBook has a link leading to the sales page of the video series. This marketer is all out to sell you stuff (not in your best interest).

The eBook points to the videos

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Clearly, the eBook he’s put together to sell for $9.95 is only theoretical because he intends for it to be a sales copy to promote his video course of $27. The eBook will do you no good, as you can’t take productive action based on its content. The only action it was designed to make you take is buying the video course. This is an example of the kinds of marketers I’d do everything in my powers to protect my readers from.

Final Rating: F

Please don’t buy this eBook. It’s a clever sales pitch for a video course. There are a few cleverly embedded links in it, which point to the sales page of the video course it was designed to market. Most of what seems like valuable information in it is available for free on the Internet. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. Just a piece of sales literature to serve its author’s purpose. The content of this eBook has potential to make Daniel Sumner and his affiliates money. But, not you.

 

  
 
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About the Author

Eugenson is just a regular guy, except he doesn’t believe in the security of nine-to-five jobs and loves to launch out on his own, trying to realize his dreams his way and at his time. He’s tried to make money online for quite some time now, purchasing product after product, and has been swindled by a lot of cyber-fraudsters masquerading as make-money-online messiahs. He has many passions, some of which include drawing, painting, writing, and watching comic movies.

He’s on a revenge mission to hit fiendish scammers hard by writing reviews that reveal the truth about their unethical schemes and worthless products. He hopes to stifle their online, bloodsucking businesses by forewarning their potential victims and depriving them of the payments they depend on.

You can consider Eugenson a friend who’s here to give you objective product reviews, helping you uncover the online vampires and discover genuine opportunities.

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(9) comments

john woodworth January 15, 2016

Thank you kindly for your in depth review of this blogging product, and what is inevitably becoming just another slick-willy website—nice packaging, but your product is, well, so average. This guy’s product was directly recommended by John Thornhill–I have been reviewing his arsenal for the past several months. Hey, stick with the winner—WA.
Another great one is Niche60 from Michael Brown—-let me know what you think of that one, too, if you have researched him….thanks again.

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    Ian January 15, 2016

    Hey John! I’ve never heard of Niche60 by Michael Brown – I’ll have to try and check it out sometime soon.

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Harroman July 1, 2016

This is being pushed by lots of people. So I thought I would have a look at their blogs as they are saying they are vital to success. I looked at Dan Sumner, John Thornhill and Dave Nicholson. The newest entry I could find for Dan is Sept 2015. And the strange thing is dansumner.com is not even Dan’s site. Dave Nicholson has a few bits in his blog but most very old. John is the only one who seems to have some sort of blog but rather infrequent entries. So they are all pushing something which they don’t really do themselves. Enough said!!

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    Ian July 1, 2016

    Completely agreed! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Harroman!

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Azmir July 3, 2016

Was tempted to buy it, but after reading your reviews, nah .. I will give it a pass. Thank you from a grateful non-buyer 🙂

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    Ian July 4, 2016

    Glad you found the review helpful, Asmir!

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Dan Sumner November 10, 2017

Thanks for the slanderous review you have given my product with little thought into exactly what you can take away from it. You did fail to note that my product supplies highly credible blogging information, split into various parts such as an eBook, a video series, a complete install including graphics and plugins for non tech people. But rather focused on the price of these items.

All products have a sales funnel even, the high commercial product you buy every day. This is called marketing and selling products to their value, not the whole funnel for 9.95.

As for finding this information in the internet, yes this is possible when you sped enough time reading and researching, however I have it all in one place with easy access!

You also fail to mention, that the video series provides you with your own premium theme which you cannot get for free!

The way I see this is, you have two choices. Post this and change your review. or leave it and I hit you with everything I’ve got on the slander you present in this review.

Also please feel free to discuss your free marketing training link above and the linking structure and funnel it leads to.

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    Ian November 10, 2017

    I’ll gladly approve this comment — I’m strongly committed to working with product publishers when they feel like we’ve miscalled something, and I’ve done it several times in the past. But as far as I can see, there’s nothing in this blog post that’s slanderous. Everything is documented and well-supported from within your product.

    If you feel like we missed something and want this review to be revised, I can guarantee that threatening me (legal or otherwise) is not the way to accomplish your goal.

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Steve November 13, 2017

An interesting review. I bought DS’s Bloggers Roadmap a long time back and regret that although he seemed like a genuine guy, in retrospect it did not actually equip me to start IM effectively but in fairness to him, I did not follow up with him directly and request a refund. Looking at Dan’s response to this review it reads to me like a call for handbags at dawn. Dan, this cannot be slander (spoken word)and in legal terms is probably not libelous (written word)and it is stupid to say that you’re gonna hit the reviewer with everything you’ve got. You won’t and you can’t and it just undermines your credibility to make statements like this. Give genuine references from people you have actually started effectively on the IM journey and who are achieving success. Ultimately that’s the only measure and hey, sensibly, put down your handbag, embrace constructive criticism and prove the guy wrong.

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