Program: Countdown to Profits
Creator: Richard Paul
Rank: 10/100 – potential scam – overhyped sales pitch, not a miracle product.
If you’ve come across the Countdown to Profits system, you’re probably trying to figure out if it lives up to the crazy claims it makes. Can you really buy a product that will make you that much so easly? The truth is, this program has so many warning signs I would like the take the time to address the top 5 that first came to my mind.
#1 – Outrageous claims – You can be a millionaire working 4 hours per week!
“Over $75,000 per month and 1 million my first year”
“Only worked for 4 hours per week”
Anytime a product’s sales page is full of claims you can make tons of money doing basically nothing, click away. It is nothing more than hype and bait and switch advertising and I promise the product is not that simple or easy (and won’t earn you millions).
If it were THAT easy to earn massive amounts of money, the whole world would be rich. But that isn’t reality – it takes hard work to make money and it doesn’t just fall into your bank account by means of magical software!
#2 – Contradictions between their upfront claims and disclaimer page
Furthermore, the entire sales video (which you’re pretty much forced to watch if you want access) is spent boasting how easy it is to earn massive amounts of money with this system, how you have to do very little work (the 4 hour a week claim), and thousands upon thousands will be deposited into your bank account. All you have to do is follow their directions, set up the system, and boom… it’s all autopilot. Right?
Well, if you go on to take a look at their income disclaimer page, you’ll find that they state up front:
“No income claims are made, implied, or guaranteed”
“We don’t do hype”
Which, I find interesting since the ENTIRETY of the sales video, which I may add is the ONLY piece of information given about the product, is 100% HYPE!!!
Furthermore, Mr. Paul personally *guarantees* you’ll make a massive commission within your first 30 days or he’ll GIVE you $500… that seems to be a pretty good indicator there is some level of income guarantee if you at least try their system.
I don’t like being lied to and I’m sure you don’t either, so that is one more reason not to trust Countdown to Profits.
#3 – No information on what you’ll be doing – zip, zero ZILCH!
Another warning sign is there sure is a lot of talk and no substance. A very vague description is given about installing software, following instructions, and then letting the system do all the work on autopilot. There’s also the promise you don’t have to do any selling, and you’ll be hooked up with a personal mentor who will hold your hand through the entire process.
But other than that, there is literally nothing else given that gives you any sort of impression of what exactly the system is or what you will be doing.
I understand marketing, and I know hype sells. But any real product that has any sort of substance and value will at least tell you what it is you’re doing, even if it’s not crystal clear from the start.
#4 – Sells you on the dream – Vacations, Sports Cars and Mansions!
When there’s no substance to what they’re selling, marketers will instead attempt to lure you in on the idea of getting rich. They pull the focus away from what the program is, and instead focus on what it can do for you – like let you pay off your debt, buy fancy cars and take lavish vacations.
It’s just a distraction, and unfortunately it works very well (which is obviously why these types of scams keep using it)!
#5 – Deceptive Sales Tactics – “I will GIVE you $500!”
Richard Paul basically forces you to watch his entire sales video in order to get access to his system. In fact, he promises he’ll give you $500 if you watch the video in its entirety.
What that actually means is if you first buy the system (for $97), follow along step by step, and still don’t make a huge commission ($1,000 – $5,000) within your first 30 days, he promises to give you $500.
Often times when a claim like that is made, it’s extremely difficult (if not impossible) to get the refund because they will try to claim you have to “give the system an honest shot”. It’s very easy for them to claim you didn’t, and pretty difficult for you to prove to them you did.
Another thing to point out is that you’re going to be spending more than you think within your first 30 days trying to get the system up and running.
They don’t give you a real indicator of how much you’ll have to put in up front, but within their terms of service they do state something about rules for cancelling a recurring subscription charge, so there is proof that there is at least some more investment than the initial $97.
Lastly, you’re going to be walked through the process by a mentor who is most likely going to upsell you for additional services, often times these can be several thousand dollars.
In Summary – Countdown to Profits
Price: $97 + upsells
Creator: Richard Paul
Rank: 10/100 – potential scam – Avoid! Overhyped sales video, little substance.
So, is Countdown to Profits a scam? Well, they may offer some type of training on how to make money, but the fact that the system directly condradicts itself, promises you’ll get rich quick, and offers very little insight into the true nature of the product makes it very questionable and I definitely wouldn’t recommend it. There are better ways to invest both your time and money.