The past 2/3 nights I have been flipping the channels and kept coming across these informercials about a make money online marketing system, and of course, that brought my attention. I actually started to watch it, I really wanted to know what this guy Anthony Morrison is selling.
The pitch is that you can make THOUSANDS of dollars from home with his system (that he made millions on) by buying his book but he has “vested interest in you”..in..”anyone that picks up the phone now and orders my book…”. The sales pitch is right there and plenty of people that are desperate looking to make a buck in this economy could easily fall for something like that. It seems that’s already the case as I guess I’ve never heard of this guy, but he’s been around as I came across a FORUM THREAD that has A LOT of people talking about this system being a scam.
About Anthony Morris Scam
Advertising Profits from Home is a book by the young entrepreneur, Anthony Morrison. Over the years Anthony has grown to be a familiar face on late night TV, pitching his books and seminar events on nightly infomercials.
The focus of Advertising Profits from Home and for that matter all of Anthony Morrison’s products is to teach people ways to make money from home. In this particular book he focuses on internet marketing and offers people the chance to become an affiliate.
Affiliate marketing is a simple concept to explain but a difficult business to master. Essentially, it’s a method of sales that allows vendors to recruit outside parties called affiliates to help promote their products. In return for their participation, these affiliates earn a percentage of sales made from their referrals.
So called “gurus” love to build entire courses around teaching this method of making money online because it allows them to sell people fantastic dreams. Since affiliate marketing can yield amazing returns and does allow you to work from home it’s the ultimate golden goose for infomercial gurus like Anthony Morrison.
Anthony Morrison’s system is not only filled with all the necessary information that you need to succeed but it also shows you how to start your own internet business with NO MONEY DOWN. For the small investment that the book represents, you will be able to learn the exact way to create your own online business…”
It’s precisely this kind of rhetoric that has people believing they can become overnight successes even though they’ve never even heard of internet marketing. Imagine starting any other kind of business with these same preconceptions.
So is Advertising Profits from Home a Scam?
The book will give you a basic introduction to affiliate marketing; the information is not ground breaking and can be found in our own free course, or through online searches. Advertising Profits from Home also gives you a free website that you can use to start promoting products online.
However, as with most things in life, nothing is actually free. After you buy the book for 19.95 + S&H you will also be charged $29.95 a month for hosting and “maintenance” of your site. Since nowadays you can host your website for as low as $4 a month, the $29.95 a month seems a bit high, and because of this Morrison can be accused of trying to take advantage of inexperienced beginners.
Most of the complaints for Anthony Morrison’s Advertising Profits from Home system stem from their continual billing practices. However, the other major problem is that if you ever decide to cancel their services, then I can almost guarantee that your website will be taken offline, and all your effort lost.
Advertising Profits from Home is not an outright scam as they’re careful to limit income claims and make use of other legal protections, but I would definitely be hesitant of their offer since you can get all this info on your own for far cheaper.
When you order from his website you get an automated email confirmation of the order. It says the following
“Thank you for your order:
Advertising Profits From Home
SKU: APH Book
$19.95 + $9.95 S&H
Please keep in mind that your credit card
statement will read “866-520-7289ADVPROFITS”
along with a charge of $19.95 + $9.95 S&H.
Thank you for ordering with us. We appreciate
your business and will work hard to provide you
with the best customer service.
Please do not respond to this e-mail as it is
unmonitored. Should you need further assistance
or have any questions please call the number or
use the email listed below.
We look forward to helping you create an
additional revenue stream online!
All the Best,
Anthony Morrison’s Customer Satisfaction Dept.
Notice what it talks about the email address being unmonitored, but yet when I get the package I get a little blue note that says
Your complete satisfaction is our #1 Goal
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 1-866-520-7289
So it is unmonitored or is it monitored it can not be both. Just does not seem correct to me.
Some people may think that I’m judging unfairly because I haven’t ordered the book, and you know what, that may just be the case. But I’ve been around the block enough times to recognize a scam when I see one. And this one, my friends, needs no further investigation…everything about it just screams “SCAM!!!!” I welcome any comments from anyone that has made even one cent more than what they have paid into the Anthony Morrison scam. And I know there will probably be some trolls that will leave comments defending Anthony Morrison—more than likely they’ve been hired to do so. Whatever the case, bring it on.
Written by rjkeller
Created on 2011-04-14 14:58:49
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