The EZ Money Method Review – A Scam? – Updated!

July 26, 2012 by Chuck | 14 Comments

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Before you join the EZ Money Method, please read this in-depth review designed to note the marks of common business scams and determine whether or not the “EZ Money Method” meets those criteria…

As many know, I used to spend most of my time reviewing Network Marketing or MLM opportunities.  I’ve been actively engaged online for quite a while myself.

Some considered me a “consumer advocate” or “watch dog” in the MLM field, though I’m really not that vicious! :)

Truth be told, I’d rather review something positive than continually highlight the negative. I’d prefer to be a “voice of reason” more than a “ranter” if that makes any sense.  That’s why they supposedly first familiarize bank tellers with “real currency” instead of exposing them to all the varieties of “fake” currency. (That was probably true when only the government had great printing presses and counterfeiters  didn’t have high tech scanners, but you get the idea!)

I’ve lost money and made money online as an affiliate, and make no claims to being any kind of “super affiliate” but I’m sure I’ve made more money on line that 95% of the people who have played at in.

So I believe I come to this task with some experience and that I can make a credible review of the EZ Money Method.

In that spirit, in this EZ Money Method Review, I want to discuss the “real currency” I see here and let you decide for yourself whether there’s an EZ Money Method scam going on or not.

I’ll be expanding this post over the next few days, so please revisit if your questions aren’t answered.

Don’t know what the EZ Money Method is?

To see what I’m talking about check out the EZ Money Method site for yourself…

Ok, first of all, let’s define what a “scam” is in general. Here are some common attributes of “scams”.

1. No product to sell. Like a “chain letter” or true ponzi scheme. At the end of the line, someone ends up never getting anything of actual value. They were recruited based on promises of return but, if they were the “last one in”… they got nothing and lost their money. If they were the “first one in”, they received something but it was all an illusion.

First off, the EZ Money Method is free, offers free training, offers free resources for doing business (among other things pre-written autoresponder messages), free video landing pages, free lead tracking and downline tracking, the system allows you to use their professionally written earnings and other disclaimers, and is a “track” for your business to run on.

In addition, the EZ Money Method gives you access to affiliate earnings (that result from your hard work) that are greater than most individuals starting out will ever have access to. The affiliate commissions paid to participants in the plan are astounding and a direct result of the credibility the EZ Money Method founders have with real live multi-million dollar online businesses that sell real services to real people!

Just a few years ago it was possible to join affiliate networks like Commission Junction and others, click “join” and possibly earn some money.  You can still do that, but the really amazing affiliate commissions aren’t going out to “newbies” for the most part.  Here, with EZMM, that’s different. It’s impressively different from my standpoint. But I’m getting ahead of myself. EZMM offers real products that real people are buying every day anyway! And that’s how people make money with the EZ Money Method unlike those “money games” or “ponzi schemes”.

2. Overpriced Products only distributors buy. Another question to ask yourself to determine whether a work at home opportunity is a “scam” or not is whether a real live person – other than someone hoping to profit from the business opportunity – would buy the products at the prices listed.

The other day, for instance, I was reading about a network marketing company that will remain nameless here.  Now, I may be 100% wrong. I may be able to take their weight loss product and melt into nothing overnight. But the product costs – for one person – almost as much as my monthly payment on a 2008 minivan I purchased new at 5% interest!

Along the way I saw people boasting about how much they’re making, how they get the product for “free” by signing up everyone else, blah, blah, blah.

Now there may be lots of folks who spend their free time on the Riviera who are buying this stuff without regard to the “income opportunity” but I seriously have to wonder. I don’t know for sure, so I’m not naming names. I think you get the idea of what I’m talking about.

Just ask yourself when someone wants you to sell something… “If I didn’t have the opportunity to make money from this deal, would I be willing to buy the product at this price?” 9 times out of 10, I’ll bet the answer is “no”… you’d be searching online for discounts or other options right?  I know I would!

Listen, I’ve checked out the first two (and in my mind) the MAIN products the EZ Money Method let’s you profit from… I can tell you with 110% certainty that people are buying these products EVERY DAY and paying AS MUCH OR MORE FOR THEM! And these are not cheap knock offs. These are retail products that are as good or better as their competitors!

If I mentioned “Carbonite” for online backup or “Hostgator” or “Aweber” you’d know you’re dealing with professional companies whose products people buy daily without the opportunity to earn a dime.

Now if you could market them or their competitors in the market place to create a part time income from home… would you?

If you sold one of those products, would you be selling a product people are buying anyway every day? Yes.

It almost sounds like you’d have a real business on your hands…and in fact, you would.  And nobody would ever be buying something that only had utility if they were “in the business”.

But, with EZ Money Method’s clout, you’d be earning top tier commissions on whatever you did sell and you’d be selling things real people are buying every minute of every day on their own without the lure of a commission. The fact that you can earn a commission is just a bonus.

To learn more about what they offer in this regard, check out the EZ Money Method at my link.

3. Promises of “Easy Money”. Well, ok you have me here. It is, after all, called the “Easy Money Making Method”.  No business opportunity advertises itself as “slave labor” or says “you’ll never make a dime”. At least in the advertisements. It’s in all the disclaimer’s nowadays because nobody ever earns a check sitting on their sofa watching TV.

But I must say that earning money through affiliate marketing online definitely IS “easier” than … going four years to medical school and more years of residency… it’s easier than digging ditches with a shovel… it’s easier than working on the bomb disposal squad, though perhaps not as “exciting” in the sense of the adrenaline rush.

It’s also easier because you can learn at your own pace… you can invest small sums of money to test ads… you can “bootstrap” your business up using a variety of free or low cost methods depending on your market.

It’s amazing how much assistance you can find if you’re just starting out in marketing these days in fact! Check out “Fiverr.com” and the Advertising Gigs to see what I mean… amazing offers (you have to sort through to find the “gold” but there are some good ones there) that can help you make ads, improve ads and test ads for $5.

And this doesn’t happen all the time or even most of the time, but every so often you will run across the perfect advertising “niche” that allows you to run your ad, collect the leads, make a certain percentage of sales and end up in profit. Given the fact that you just have to monitor that system a few minutes per day, I’d think that does qualify in some sense as “easy”, doesn’t it?

Of course it’s an “easy” that comes after you’ve accomplished a job well done in finding that little niche in the first place.

But that’s one cool thing about the Easy Money Method… by having your first sale earn $50 up front, you have money to advertise while your “back end” affiliate programs like GVO “kick in” producing some residual cash that requires no advertising expense to promote.

Be assured, to get to the point where you have sales coming in daily, you WILL have to refine your current skills or learn new ones!

And you’ll have to avoid being depressed when every email lead doesn’t turn into an immediate sale (that’s why they give you 9 autoresponder messages for timed followup!).

If you want to know some real numbers (which aren’t guaranteed to work for you by the way but which are genuine), a friend of mine did the following:

  • Spent $200 in ads (facebook ads)

  • 340 clicks
  • 112 opt ins

  • 11 joined My PC

He paid $200, got $550 up front from the Easy Money Method and, by using programs EZ Money Method teaches you once you join… he made an additional $500.

Now I know we’re not international bankers or any other kind of financial geniuses here, but if you could PAY $200 and then EARN $1050 (with $75 of that being monthly residual income)… would that be a good deal?

Yes, if you could consistently do that, it would be a “good deal”.

Interested? Check it out now at the EZ Money Method link.

4. Cult like “My Way or the Highway” Mentality. One trait of scammers who really just want to suck you dry and spit you out is an exclusivist “My way or the Highway” mentality.

They don’t want you reading anyone else’ s literature, they don’t want you studying anyone else’s marketing methods, they want you to spend all your money on products and support tools with them and do everything they say until you either succeed or (more likely) have spent all your money and you finally wake up to what’s happened.

You’re tired, you’re broke, you have run up your credit cards, and you’ve alienated all your friends and family who were forced to listen to your sales pitch.

Sound familiar?

It’s creepy just to think about it.

That’s not the way it is with the EZ Money Method!

No, let’s say the “worst” happens… you advertise your link, you get hundreds of leads and then the primary product funding this thing goes out of business or gets sold to someone who doesn’t use affiliate marketers or something.  What do you have left?

Well the leads are all on YOUR autoresponder.

You have organizations in one or two other programs.

YOU STILL HAVE YOUR BUSINESS ORGANIZATION!

So you find another product/service and MOVE ON.

If you ran a restaurant and your grocer went out of business, you’d find another one.

Same way with this program. You keep the organization you build, you have their contact emails, you stay in touch with them… their yours.

And, along the way, you’re looking ahead and building another business or two apart from EZMM “just in case”.

There’s nobody at EZMM who’s going to worry. They’re doing this SO you can build your own business!

Still with me? What are you waiting for? Join me now in the EZ Money Method

So there we are.  I’ve spent 2000 words analyzing 4 key elements of a business opportunity scam. I’ll admit this system flirts with violating one of those criteria by talking about “easy money”. While that’s true under certain circumstances and by comparison to back breaking labor, in some other ways it’s false because – you still have to work and earn it.  You will have to put in an effort and some small investment.

Overall, it seems to me like a pretty solid situation for you to consider. That’s why I’m recommending it and why I believe it will be a good opportunity for you to consider after doing your own due diligence!

Still with me? What are you waiting for? Join me now in the EZ Money Method

Questions? Enter your email address at the link above and you’ll receive an email with my own contact email and a number you can contact me at – preferably by text!

Note: As a participant in the EZ Money Method plan, I am recommending it to others and the links here are my affiliate links. While the EZ Money Method private (and free) website has all the training necessary for success, I will of course be available for consultation by email with those who sign up through my EZ Money Method affiliate link.


 

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  • marisa on November 2nd, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Pay for advertising? I m trying to make money I dont have money to spend yet. Why is it so hard to find a system that lets you make money first , so that you have money to invest. Is there such a system, really?? thanx marisa

  • Ina @ Motor Club of America Rewards on November 8th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    @marisa, I understand that frustration when you’re new to marketing. There are some techniques that you can use to begin generating traffic that don’t cost. It’s a trade-off, money or time. If you don’t have any income to put into advertising, you HAVE to make a heavy investment of your TIME in marketing. Unfortunately, it costs money to run a business. I don’t know of a single business that got off the ground completely free. Whether or not the entrepreneur wants to admit that they spent money, the truth is that at some point we all must spend a little to get where we want to be. If you can’t or aren’t willing to spend a little (I’m not even talking hundreds), then perhaps running a business isn’t for you. I don’t say that to be rude. It is just something to consider.

    Now, on to the article. I think this is a great explanation of the difference between a legitimate program and a scam. In particular, I think people need to consider the point you made about whether you’d still consider purchasing the product at this price if you weren’t in a position to earn money from it. This is something we all need to consider when choosing our respective programs. I’ve run into this myself before and had situations where I didn’t really know how to answer that question. At least now I can answer yes proudly for what I do. Asking yourself this question (and answering seriously and honestly) shows you whether the product or service has real value. If you aren’t willing to pay for the product outside of an income-earning situation, chances are those who sign up with you won’t be either. Then you move into the gray area, hovering between a legitimate opportunity and a scam.

  • mrsouffrant on November 14th, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Hi Chuck,
    Nice review of EZMM. I have joined them myself, and have set up the whole system and the autoresponders (gvo, empower…), but I kind of get lost to start getting leads. Could you give me a hand? You can email me at the email provided. I just need to know exactly where to go to start promoting it. Thank you for your time explaining it once again.

  • Sara on November 17th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Chuck,

    Thank you for such detailed explanation of what EZ Money Method is and what it’s not.

    Appreciated.

    A question for you.

    I am interested in joining Ez MM. But what are the hidden costs down the road , with being a member with this program?

    Thank you very kindly for taking the time to answer that question for me, Chuck.

    Sara

  • Michelle @ Inernet Abundance on January 22nd, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    How does this compare to the Empower Network? Have you done a review on them?

  • Linda on January 23rd, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Hi,

    I just read your review on the EZ Money Method and appreciated your honesty. I have tried several systems in the past with nothing to show for it. I am somewhat “technoplegique” and when I get stuck with some glitch in the system, or rather in myself, I usually landed up filling out a support ticket and then, 24-72 hours later (and sometimes never!), I would receive, usually a partial answer to my question and so on and so on, etc.

    I need some kind of a decent support system to at least get up and running. can you provide this? I would give you a great testimony if this would work out for me, in exchange.

    Also, do I have to have PayPal? (this is not a possibility for me). how long does it take to setr up everything?

    Please get back to me and please be honest about whether or not you can coach/support me or not.

    Thanks for your support

    Linda

  • Rex on April 5th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I like the system but so far I’ve had nothing but problems. Also my sponsor is using two different systems and messed things up when I joined. I haven’t been able to get my support tickets answered by either EZ Money or GVO. I do see the value in the system since I already know how to advertise. I’m guessing I’ll need to cancel my current memberships and start over. I’ll lose the money I’ve already paid. I hope the signup under a new sponsor goes smoother than my first sponsor.

  • Rex on April 8th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I was forced to cancel my accounts with EZ Money, GVO and Empower Network. Mainly because of no support from EZ Money or GVO. However EN was great. I called and they took care of my account in under 2 minutes. It seems EZ Money & GVO are the weak links in the system. I’m stuck now for 6 months. I can’t rejoin the system because I must wait 6 months before I can join again. If there is someone that knows how to promote just EN, I would be interested in talking with you. You may contact me by email. I will be searching various members of EN to locate a good sponsor to join under for my next venture.

  • Javier on April 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    @Chuck – Thank you for this very comprehensive review. It pretty much describes what I saw in the system when I joined recently, especially the part about “would you buy this product if you did not make a dime from it.” (I am using the EZ Method 2X which features MCA instead).

    @Linda – PayPal was an option for one of the affiliate programs but I did not find any where it was required.

    @Rex – Sorry you had trouble with the system. It took me a bit to figure some things out as well.

    The problem is that, since you are starting several things at once (essentially 3 businesses) things can quickly get confusing, what with all the sign ups, links and emails.

    I don’t know if there is a way for you to go back, but there are some video trainings in the free EZMM training website about how to promote blogging with EN. If you only have EN you can still find training from EN itself. I have the $100/mo “inner circle” and I have found their training to be very helpful.

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