I suggest you approach this one with caution, read thoroughly!
Product: Info Cash (aka the new Google Cash for Bing and Facebook)
Creator: Chris Carpenter
If you don’t know anything about Google Cash, it was a program developed by Chris Carpenter back in 2003, which took advantage of the PPC ads within Google to link directly back to affiliate sale sites, and therefore eliminate the need for you to have your own website.
If you are unfamiliar with PPC (Pay-Per-Click) ads, they’re the paid advertisements companies and individuals pay for to get their products seen within the search engines, and they’re displayed on top or to the side of the normal or “organic” search results.
Simply put, you place an ad within Google, and whoever clicks on that ad would be taken directly to the merchant’s site to buy a product from your link, then you earn commission.
Well, fast forward a few years–Google cracked down hard on these direct linking ads, removing them from their system. Within Google, it just doesn’t work these days. You need a personal website for your PPC ads to link back to.
Comparing Info Cash to its competitors, at a glance:
Info Cash is essentially the same idea as Google Cash, only it’s using Microsoft’s search engine Bing.
Essentially you’re taking advantage of this “traffic explosion” brought on by the new Facebook graph search feature (powered by Bing), to make a few bucks since direct linking is apparently back and works with Bing and Facebook.
Info Cash is a downloadable program that provides you training on internet marketing strategies, first of all with creating PPC ads within Bing and Facebook, how to make them effective, and how to earn a crap ton of money doing so. (Well or so he claims..)
However, there are 3 stages to his training: the first stage focuses on direct PPC linking, then he goes on to teach you about list building techniques with e-mail, and in phase 3 you’re taught how to develop and sell your own products (for the advanced marketers).
The initial price of the program is $47, but he offers an up-sell for personal coaching that’s $197. In addition, realize you’re going to have to spend a lot of money on your PPC ad campaigns! Perhaps even 1,000’s of dollars. It turns out to be a lot more than just $47 dollars, doesn’t it?
It’s not that PPC ads are inherently bad, they can be really useful for those who have THEIR OWN WEBSITES and want to get them seen by the public. Relying on organic search methods is slow–it can take weeks or months for the search engines to recognize and rank your page. Using PPC is a way to get ahead of that and make money quicker. (Although you have to spend a lot more money, too).
However, attempting it without your own website is just a bad idea, plain and simple. Google cracked down on direct affiliate linking years ago, and most affiliate programs actually require you have your own webpage. (Info Cash takes advantage of ClickBank, which still allows direct linking).
But my concern is, if the new search feature inside Facebook is allowing direct linking PPC ads, you have to wonder for how long? Is it worth investing thousands of dollars into ad campaigns that could potentially get taken down any time, without your control?
Info Cash is just another “product” among the thousands available out there for making money online. Chris Carpenter outlines a very weak strategy for making money, and it’s not going to work for everyone. Most importantly, his system is lacking a crucial element for online success–a website.
Is the Info Cash system a scam? Well, I wouldn’t call it that. But the old Google Cash program just doesn’t work today in 2013 (and it hasn’t for a very long time), so my question to you is, how long is the Info Cash system going to work for?
I suggest you check out some legitimate online training that will walk you through how to be successful on the internet, without taking shortcuts. This will be the foundation to your ULTIMATE success. 🙂