Is Rippln a Scam?

Have you heard of Rippln yet?

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Most likely, you’ve arrived here because someone has invited you (since they are only letting invited members into their inner circle), and you are doing your due diligence research! I cannot provide a complete review of this product yet because, well, technically it doesn’t even exist. What I can do is provide you with my opinion, so take it for what it’s worth.

So what is Rippln all about, anyway?

This product hasn’t even been released yet, but they’re telling everyone it’s going to go viral like Facebook and Twitter. That’s a high promise that even the Rippln creators couldn’t be positive would happen.

Here’s a video (kind of long) but it explains what Rippln is (well, sorta.)

If you don’t want to sit through an 8 minute video, essentially what it is, is an app that you use to recommend products and programs you like to your friends and “ripples” so you can earn commission from recommending them. The theory is, when you first heard about products such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, you probably told your friends. The theory that the Rippln creators stand behind is they think you should get a commission from that, since word of mouth is a big part of any marketing effort.

Which isn’t really a bad idea, but there are some general flaws behind a program like this. First of all, it isn’t even launched yet and they’re promising BIG things. This app would have to go viral, and really popular apps would have to be approved for sharing via the commission system. I’ve been keeping an eye on the Rippln Facebook fan page. As of August 23, Apple approved the first Rippln sharing app called Photo Guessaroo. It’s currently in beta testing mode in Australia and New Zealand only. The point behind this is theRippln system has been in the public circulation since earlier this spring 2013, and has yet to deliver anything of substance.

I don’t understand why they are calling it the “next big thing” when they can’t possibly know this for sure, and they’re hoping you’ll invest money into it!

You’re going to have to pay money to join in on the Rippln “inner circle” (terms like this are usually involved in MLM and pyramid schemes). I can’t tell you how much it costs, it’s hard to really get any straight facts about this since it’s still an exclusive invite only system, and they aren’t releasing any sort of public information on it. But however much it costs, there is no guarantee it will end up making you any money.

My opinion of Rippln – save your money and invest in something real.

rippln-beachHowever cool Rippln seems, I wouldn’t recommend joining in. It’s basically just a MLM scheme designed for app sharing, but you know how I feel about those types of programs. It probably won’t deliver on anything it promises, and you’ll end up with nothing but losing all the money you “invested”.

If you want to put your money into something that will be a good return on investment, try something that has a proven track record!

Read my review of Wealthy Affiliate here, the learning system that has brought me success! No secret inner circle here, just an amazing training community that will help you start a business online. It doesn’t take long and is completely free to sign up!

 

Wendy
Owner, SurvivingAfterCollege.com

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Juliana Dance says

Good honest review, Wendy. It sure does seem to be a pyramid scheme. There’s just no way theye would be able to pay out anything more than a few cents on such crappy apps as photo guesseroo. I think what they’re doing is basically rebrandng failed third-party apps. They have no developers or engineers of their own, and no real app developer has any need for layer upon layer of uninvolved middlemen to pay commission to.. therefore, the only cash flow they have is from subscriptions.

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    Wendy says

    Excellent way to sum it up Juliana, and I agree 100%, I don’t think they’re going to get any decent apps approved for their system!

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