Readers of this blog are likely very interested in how to make money online. You may have already tried your hand at a few different tactics and you may have enjoyed varying levels of success. Whatever the case, you might be working toward quitting the day job and pursuing some form of Internet marketing full-time. The struggle, of course, is making enough money to do that.
Well, that’s where you might want to turn your attention to My Web Marketing Tornado. This is an Internet marketing course offered by a guy named Eric Louviere and it serves as the subject of today’s review. We’ll take a look at what kind of training you can expect and whether it is worth the monthly membership fee.
Entering the Members Area
After going through that really long sales page and signing up, you gain access to the remarkably simple members area. Don’t let the simplicity fool you, because there is actually a lot of content here.
For now, all of the content can be found through the downloads section, though there is a section called affiliate tools that says it will be populated soon. Basically, My Web Marketing Tornado is an online course that provides the blueprint “to make $50k online from home.”
Curiously, neither the sales page nor the members area itself really provides any details as to what you’ll be doing to make that $50k. It’s only when you get into the training material itself that you start to see something.
Over Ten Hours of Video Tutorials
If you go to the download page right now, you’ll see that it is only populated with the material for the first month, as well as a “7 Secret Insights Free Report.” The assumption is that each successive month will grant you access to even more content, furthering your training in how to make money on the Internet.
The course materials consist of training videos that you must download locally to your computer. I find it somewhat curious that the video content is not embedded and streaming directly from the site, but it does mean that it is very easy for you to watch the videos offline on your own time. There are ten parts to the first month of training and each part contains a video that is about one hour long.
So, how do you actually make the $50k online from home? The first video lists a few “avenues” that you can take, including building lists, creating products, promoting affiliate products, offering services, developing membership sites, and more. The key, he says, is to find one and focus on it. You want to “get 90% good” at one thing rather than “get 10% good” at several things.
This Is Nothing New
Two things struck me as somewhat curious about the training videos. First, they’re dated in March 2010, meaning that you are getting a course that was originally developed over a year and a half ago. The concepts are partly evergreen, but you do need to bear that in mind when considering this product.
Second, the presentations are very simple in scope. Basically, you are following along with a PowerPoint presentation that has voiceover instruction. He takes out the pencil utility from time to time, but it adds little to the instruction. As far as the course material itself, it felt quite rudimentary and superficial. To be fair, this is only the first month of training.
It’s Neither Simple Nor Easy
Since I am a freelance writer myself, I took mild exception to an early part in the first training video. In it, Mr. Louviere states:
“It’s a very easy, easy, easy way to make money. I mean, anyone can do it. I like to say a drunk monkey with blindfolded [sic] with their hands tied behind their backs can make money freelancing and brokering. So, that’s not difficult at all.”
That’s insulting and offensive to professional freelancers like me. I agree that some freelancing can help supplement your income, but don’t expect the money to come easily. Similarly, freelancing shouldn’t be perceived as some “side project” to tie you over while you pursue other Internet ventures.
Going through the early part of the training, the “secret formula” being touted is a familiar one: build your list by offering a free product through a squeeze page; develop a product that you can sell and then publish a sales page; follow-up the sales page with upsell and downsell offers; tweak, rinse, and repeat as needed.
How Much Does It Cost?
The training program offered by My Web Marketing Tornado doesn’t seem all that original, but more in-depth and unique knowledge may be shared beyond the first month. It’s hard to say. If you are willing to give it a try, membership costs $47 per month and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.