A colleague of mine recently called me up and said, “Hey Christian, have you ever heard of facebeast?” My response was, “What is facebeast?” My colleague did not know either so we set about figuring out what it was and if it is something worth using to work from home.
Website: facebeast.com (there an auto launching video with sound)
Price: $97 (plus upsells)
Owner: William Moore
Sucker Rating: (one half sucker)
Who it’s for: People wanting to make money online.
What is facebeast (or should I call it fakebeast)?
This is a bit of a pickle to answer. In short it’s simply a training series that teaches you how to drive traffic to a website using facebook. But that’s not what they lead you to believe on their homepage.
What they do tell you on their landing page is that you will make money by doing something you do everyday: using facebook. I was actually a little creeped out by the videos on the site. We’ll get into that a little bit more in a second.
Their entire sales pitch seemed dishonest and quite frankly I felt like I was watching an infomercial at 2 o’clock in the morning.
What you actually get when you join is an immediate upsell pitch to a “free” product called Auto Profit Replicator which is a binary option trading software with a claim that it will help you earn $1500+ per day. It’s basically a gimmick that gets to to sign on with a binary option broker and that will cost you money.
What do binary options have to do with facebook? Not a thing. The owner of the site is just trying to make more money off of you by upselling you to another product that won’t work.
After you get past that gimmick plus another upsell for an “Elite Coaching Program”, you find a few different levels of training. But it is nothing like what is purported on the home page.
Facebeast is not a money making scheme. There is no secret to making money on facebook, and if there was, facebeast does not tell you how. They simply offer training on how to drive traffic to an existing website.
If you decide to use facebeast’s training (which I don’t recommend) you will need a website to drive traffic to. I can show you how to create one for free.
So is it a scam?
On my initial visit to their site, there were several things that immediately tripped my scam’o’meter. The very first thing is that they show you some flashy screenshots for people supposedly earning upwards of $1000 per day.
This type of activity just absolutely screams “scam”.
What about the video testimonials?
Remember when I was saying that the videos creeped me out? Let me explain why a little bit more.
For starters they felt extremely scripted. It seemed like these were low paid actors who were handed a piece of paper and told to sell this product with gumption. It did not work.
Now, it’s not uncommon to script your videos, and frankly, it’s a good idea to. But usually when people are creating a genuine and honest review of a product they have written themselves it does not feel like it is scripted.
Then it dawned on me that the guy in the video capture below looked really familiar.
So I got to thinking about it and thought that I recalled seeing him on another site. I set to sleuthing about and found it. He’s an actor for hire on fiverr.com who sells video product testimonials.
That was the final nail in the coffin for me. I cannot recommend a product if they are going to trump up product reviews. If they are dishonest about that, my inclination is that they are going to be dishonest about a lot of other things, too.
The final verdict.
While facebook (and other social media outlets) can be a valuable tool to drive traffic to your site, I cannot condone dishonest behavior. If this product was marketed in an honest way, it might have some merit.
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What are your thoughts on these types of tactics to sell a product? Let me know in the comments below.