Is This Program Worth Joining
So my name is Robert and I’m not here to try to put down a program but shed some light on what I personally feel is one that should be avoided. I say this because I joined EEC (Earn Easy Commissions) almost a year ago, thinking as someone who was very new to affiliate marketing, and making money online for that fact, I had found a decent program – after losing money on a program that was closed down by the FTC (Federal Trades Commission) for being a pyramid scam. However, I found myself feeling I had to upgrade if I really wanted to “earn anything” and (at the time of joining – now no longer there) signed up for PRO membership and monthly payments on their Elite membership (Total Cost – $ 600) – now they have the “free” program and VIP ($1000, currently discounted to $750). A little later in the review, I will get to the jist of how that all works out.
So I know you’re probably thinking that because it didn’t work for me, that I am now “bad-mouthing Earn Easy Commissions; that’s okay. I believe it is important for you to keep an open-mind and that is why within this review I’m going to show what the process is inside EEC and show you examples, so that way you can judge for yourself. I will be showing examples only, I do not endorse Earn Easy Commission, and receive no profit from them.
Created by Chuck Nguyen
Program is advertised as a Done-For-You-Program- (This is done very poorly) Created for beginners and made easy – Scam in Disguise.
Price – Free on the upfront but $750 on the back end and hidden up sells.
Should look at program thoroughly before spending any money in it.
SUMMARY Of Earn Easy Commissions
The program seems well organized and set up for beginners, however as soon as you delve deeper into it, this is not the case. More for affiliates who have been in the business awhile and know the ins and outs of getting leads.
I personally do not recommend them.
So without further ado….
What is Earn Easy Commissions
EEC claims to be a done-for-you program and you can join free, this is true, however the focus is to get you to go VIP, the most expensive program. So when you first join into EEC, you give your email, activate your account, verify your email, you must either be from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada or New Zealand, and you have to past their email “spam” testing (This is considered the qualifications for a qualified referral as well).
Once in, you are shown the first video on how to log in set your profile up and how to find your user name, then the next video explains how it’s as simple as referring your link to friends on social media, and in social groups etc. and EEC will take care of all the rest, as everything is set on auto-pilot.
Here is an example:
I blacked in my affiliate link, because as I stated previously, I am NOT promoting EEC in any way! So These are the Terms and conditions of a “qualified referral” and how you receive $1 per referral (This at first sounded big to me because I thought, “Wow these referrals could really add up in time):
You can click here to read the full PDF on it ;
So it did sound pretty decent at first, I figured I would tell my friends on Facebook and other social media, join business groups just have to add them to click on my link and all the background details would be taken care of by EEC… As it turned out Facebook never accepted their links and so I joined the Facebook group and “Chuck himself” answered and said I should upgrade and then by using their recommended sites “clikmagick” I could create a more “user-friendly” link.
So at the time I joined there were three memberships after the free level; Pro($100). Elite($500), and VIP$(1000). However, you couldn’t just go straight to the $1000 VIP, no you had to “qualify” for each membership first! That’s right if you wanted to be a VIP member, you would be paying $1600 in whole! I did not want to pay that so I was “advised” to go Elite, as I would earn $50 commissions on my qualified referrals going Pro and $250 commissions on those going Elite, Being so new to the affiliate marketing and online make money scene, I wanted to have faith in a system, so I went Elite; whereas the $600 mentioned earlier. By doing this I would then join ClikMagik (to track links, create sales funnels, etc,) and Get Response (auto email responder); Chuck advises in his video on this though that we must purchase them and not use the “free” trial. Otherwise, our links won’t work and the auto email system on EEC wouldn’t work. At the time *ClickMagik was $17/month for starter and Get Response was $15/month, an extra $32 a month in hidden fees,
* ClickMagik is now $12/month for starter
Over the time joining EEC in 2018, after only 3 months, Chuck (the creator), made a change to delete the Elite membership and just have Free, Pro and VIP. Pro would now be $150, Elite members would be put into the VIP program, but would not get the $500 commissions for your referrals going VIP, you would still get the $250 commissions, and a bunch of complicated details. Today it is now just Free membership and VIP Membership.
So what brings the folks in with a “free membership” turns out to be a funnel to push and promote their VIP membership:
You are told your application will be considered if “you are the right fit,” :
Seriously! If “you are a right fit?” of course you will be, they want your money!
So this what you get for the $750 membership:
By the way that 90 day coaching is Chuck just emailing you and telling you to join in on the “VIP” Inner circle chat!
You are encouraged to watch Chuck’s 30 days action plan: The first video, is about “getting started” –
So All of this about getting started, but, are you actually finding out what you will be doing?
The Second video speaks about being in the right mindset; which is important as having the right mindset when it comes to affiliate marketing is vital, it looks as if Chuck is using the same information found in inspirational videos and quotes –
Then in the 3rd Video Chuck goes right to the Up sell –
and the rest of the videos (21 more) are all about up sells, and adding this and that (each one costing more money!
I could add in a bunch more of these examples, bur this post would take too long to get through. So, let’s get to the next topic
- Program is initially free
- Best for affiliates who already have experience and have the money to invest in the tools
- Program is not for beginners as suggested
- Too many up sells
- Talk of products, yet throughout the program the way shown to get commissions is to invite other referrals and hope that with “everything done on autopilot,” will upgrade to VIP and the platforms for email, funnels, and links tracking. These platforms are products, but you have no choice but to purchase these because if not, then your links, auto responders, etc. won’t work properly.
- Program is questionably a pyramid-scheme.
Not recommended – Due to the examples shown this program it is not an easy, sit back and do nothing for beginners. The fact that you have to promote referrals and hope they will pay for the more expensive program, so you can receive higher commissions and keep repeating that same process is a pyramid scheme; therefore a scam.
To find out what has changed my outlook in affiliate programs for the better, and has you learn more with a free membership if not, then any other platform I’ve seen out there:
My Recommended Program
Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Price: Starter/Free & Premium/$49 per month
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Overall Rank: 96 out of 100
Program is for both beginners and experienced internet marketers and affiliates. There is no misconception on prices; there is the FREE Membership and, if you want to go Premium, it is $49/month if you want to be able to go further in the classes. However, you can stay a free member for as long as you want and they only suggest Premium but don’t push it at you at the rate other programs push their promotions. Even though you don’t get the full classroom, with the Free Membership, you still are shown how to build 2 free websites, help with picking a niche (the product you are passionate or feel strongly about, healthcare, weight loss, fitness, beauty, etc.) and shown use SEO (Search Engine Optimization) on using the right keywords to improve your ratings on search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc). You are shown how to look for the right programs in your niche and ways to build your website around that.
The Decision Is Yours
You can check out both programs for free (earneasycommissions.com and WealthyAffiliate.com, and make your own decision, I believe each program will speak for themselves. It is always wise to evaluate for yourself and come to your own conclusions. I have chosen in the past some programs that have swindled me, some that were misleading and others that were tough to understand and meant more for experienced marketers who had more of a grasp on internet marketing, and honestly some that were always trying to sell higher end product and their “training” would lead into, if you buy their more expensive product, then your commissions will increase more and you will get more training on how to do it.
That is why I personally liked Wealthy Affiliate, because it’s two things only Free member or for the full training $49/month and that’s it, no more up sells or hidden costs. Plus the training videos, are just that, how to use different techniques on how to increase your traffic and building your website and different tools you can use to do it. They don’t have up sells to get you to buy more from them, and if some programs suggested an autoresponder or funnels, they are just tools that they do not receive commissions on, they only tell you in the training what works for that particular route you choose to advertise your niche, a lot of the tools used are free themselves. Plus it truly is just Q & A at the end of the training, no funnel to get you to buy a higher end product.
Always the best,
Robert (Your Go To Affiliate)