There’s one type of scam that really makes me angry. PPV scams (Pay Per View) are popular because PPV networks offer big affiliate commissions to those who promote them. Courses creep up all the time where the creator’s focused on getting you to sign up to these networks so they get a big pay day.
Today we’re looking at the PPV Profit System by Bank (yes that’s his name) to see whether or not it’s full of crap like the majority of PPV courses.
I’m not an affiliate for PPV Profit System. Ian and I had a discussion about courses that drip-feed their content over the course of X number of weeks and it’s another thing scammy products have in common.
With PPV Profit System, you’ll be signing up to a PPV network and drive the traffic to CPA ads. To make money with a CPA ad, cost-per-action, the viewer must complete a specific task – usually to sign up for a free trial or make a purchase. However for the ad to appear on the viewers screen they must have adware or an ads toolbar installed on their computer.
Adware or ads toolbar? That doesn’t sound good to me.
Bank shows you how to send the traffic from PPV networks to the CPA ads and how to choose the most effective ad to use.
However PPV marketing is a massive waste of time. We wrote a post a while ago discussing whether or not PPV marketing is a scam but either way the PPV Profit System is not worth your time or money. Here’s why you should stay away:
Drip-fed content is when parts of the course are locked for a specific period of time. One of the reasons product creators do this is so people can’t jump ahead and skip important steps. Here’s what you’ll see until the content is unlocked:
My issue is how long they’re locked. The first 2 weeks only discuss what PPV and CPA means, along with what your ad should look like. The last video was 3 minutes long and the task given would take a complete beginner about an hour maximum to complete.
You’d then have to wait 4 days for the next video!
Ian and I had a discussion about why there’s such a long wait between the short lessons. A lot of the time scammy products have drip-fed content because, by the time people realise the course is a pile of crap, the refund window is closed.
PPV Profit System has a 60 day money back guarantee and the course is 90 days long… Coincidence? Judging by the quality of the content it’s not. In those 60 days Bank will show you how to setup your campaign. After that he “shows you how to make them profitable”, which I don’t think will happen. At least not to the level he claims is possible on the sales page.
Even Bank’s students are asking why he’s locked the course:
Great response Bank! Very helpful. It’s a shame he’s like this to the majority of his students.
Something I was really shocked by was Bank’s responses to the questions his students had within each lesson.
One of his students had some issues signing up to one of the PPV networks and his response was “just try again.” <em>Seriously?</em> That’s how you’re going to help students who’ve paid for this course?
For a complete beginner, a lot of the terminology and systems you need to set up can be complicated. Bank needs to help explain the parts that are confusing people and either help them in the comments section of each lesson or re-do the lesson to make the necessary clarifications.
What’s not very clear from the sales page is the amount of money you’ll need to set everything up:
In Bank’s defence this is mentioned on the sales page near the bottom but its still a crazy amount of money for a program where you’ll be earning less than a dollar for most of the conversions you’ll make.
There are plenty of ways to make money online that don’t require a 4-figure deposit.
When you’re buying traffic from PPV networks you’re buying quantity over quality. The traffic is usually cheap which means they’re going to be low quality.
Low quality traffic isn’t going to convert well into sales/clicks because they’re not targeted to the offers you’re presenting them. These people could be the average Joe who isn’t going to be interested in the offer. PPV campaigns are extremely hard to make profitable because of the low quality traffic provided by these networks.
Even some of the world’s best PPV marketers struggle and have a tough time building profitable campaigns. We discussed how difficult this can be in a previous post we wrote on whether or not PPV marketing is a scam.
There are too many things about PPV Profit System that don’t sit right with me. The lack of help and poor advice from Bank, the content being locked when the lessons are super short, the huge deposits needed to join PPV networks, and the slim chance of creating profitable campaigns are all reasons to stay away.
Maybe Bank is one of the few people who have “cracked” it, but the chances of you being able to do it using what he teaches in PPV Profit System are slim. Especially if you need to invest $500-$1000 into each PPV network you sign up with.
Here at StoppingScams.com we have a selection of courses that you can take for free. You won’t need to invest a large amount of money so it’ll be easier to get started. Here’s how our free courses compare to PPV Profit System:
There are many ways to make money online, but going down the PPV route is risky and much more difficult to profit from than it appears.
Have you tried dabbling in PPV marketing before? Do you agree with my comments about Bank’s course? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on PPV Profit System and PPV marketing in general.
Add you voice using the comments section below.
Until next time.