Legendary Marketer Review: Is This Legit, or Just Another High-Priced Scam?
Chances are that you’ve recently heard about the Legendary Marketer Club and you’re wanting to know whether Legendary Marketer is a genuine opportunity to make money online or another rip-off scam.
If this is the case, I don’t blame you for being a tad sceptical. I’ve looked into heaps of online money-making schemes and yes, it’s true, a huge number of them are nothing but scams designed to separate you from your hard-earned money. Some aim to do this as quickly as possible. Others will attempt to hook you into a slow drip, like the proverbial frog in hot water, until you feel you have invested so much already, you just have to keep going.
So Just What is Legendary Marketer?
And More Importantly
Can you make money by investing in Legendary Marketer?
Read on and I’ll try to give you the run down on this scheme. In this review I’ll attempt to answer all your questions, even some you may not have thought to ask. If you have further questions you’ll be able to ask them at the end.
Feel free to jump ahead to the following sections if you wish to.
Legendary Marketer is the brainchild of one David Sharpe, a well established internet marketer and “guru”. The products offered range in price from $30 per month to well in excess of $58,000 one time.
Yes, you read that correctly, $58,000. How many people would be prepared to shell out that much, I don’t know. Apparently there are some out there who will. The bottom line though, is that you’ll have to sell these high priced “products” to others in order to earn the promised commissions. (There’s another catch, which I’ll get to in a minute.)
Here’s a video created by David Sharpe himself. It runs for ten to fifteen minutes.
If you visit their website there’s a similar video showing a countdown for a “Special Offer” which is due to expire within hours. If you go back tomorrow the clock will be reset, of course. This is a big Red Flag to me. It’s just the same old FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) trick all over again.
Everything in the sales pitch screamed Scam! to me so I simply deleted the link. After a bit of thought I decided to look into it properly.
I actually paid for one month of access just to test the waters and then decided to write this post to help you and others like you avoid falling for this smooth, practised spiel.
You may have even seen this system marketed under other names, including End Financial Stress Now and others, but they all lead to the same sales funnel for Legendary Marketer.
Please Note: This system is in no way connected to the book, End Financial Stress Now by Emily Birken. Available on Amazon, this book is a goldmine of genuine financial advice, and I’d recommend it to anyone. My guess is that David Sharpe, also known as Duplicate Dave, is attempting to cash in on Ms Birkin’s book’s good reputation.
How Does Legendary Marketer Club Work?
In a nutshell, you have to buy a “Licencing Fee” to promote and sell the products. You can only earn commissions on products you have purchased yourself. (This is the catch I mentioned earlier)
It’s basically the same as so many other schemes like Digital Altitude and MOBE that have recently been SHUT DOWN by the FTC. All the products you’re being expected to sell are digital products, so there’s no way to justify the high prices asked.
The sales pitch will tell you everything you want to hear, including the fact that you hardly need to do anything to have bucketfulls of cash dumped into your bank account every day.
The work, they say, is all done for you by your very own coach and sales team. What they don’t tell you is the true cost you’re going to be facing.
For your initial outlay of $30 per month you will get entry to the back end where you can access your “training”. This access is pretty basic, however, and you’ll probably be soon needing help from your “coach”. This person is really just another sales person whose job it is to upsell you to as high a subscription as they can. They earn a commission for themselves as well as the person who referred you into the scheme.
So is Legendary Marketer a Total Scam?
Well actually, no. Legendary Marketer is NOT a Total Scam.
If you’re genuinely seeking to learn how affiliate marketing works, this product will show you. The $30 per month basic access will give you some rudimentary training in affiliate marketing. There are also some occasional live video classes included. Where Legendary Marketer falls short is in the total package.
The LM membership does NOT include such things as website hosting, website building tools and training, and other features available with programs such as this one, at a similar price. It seems they want you to concentrate on email marketing and paid advertising.
That’s fine, if you have the money to spend, but the best long term success comes from building your own website and generating free traffic. This doesn’t happen overnight, but once the flow starts it’s never-ending. The top affiliate marketers know this, and will never fall for a get-rich-quick scheme such as this.
The other drawback with the Legendary Marketer Club is that the whole system is geared towards selling and reselling their own very expensive products. Of course you can make thousands of dollars if and when you sell memberships! Provided, of course, you can find anyone prepared to pay the exorbitant prices being asked. (And if you have purchased all the upsells yourself, of course)
The commission rates are on par with most digital products, at around 60% for starter members. (This commission does drop to 40% for the top end stuff though, as 20% is assigned to the “coach” who helps secure the deal.) That’s why you’ll find quite a few sites online spruiking Legendary Marketer. Especially with paid ads.
Do I recommend Legendary Marketer as a means of making money online? Well, No.
First, there’s the combination of high upfront costs and difficulty finding customers. Then there’s the fact that the primary focus is not on teaching you how to set up an affiliate website, but how to sell their ‘products’ to others with paid advertising. Others who will then be shown the same thing all over again. It’s not MLM, but it has similarities. There’s a good chance the whole scheme could be shut down by the FTC any day. Enough to tell me we need to look elsewhere.
So, Is There a Better Way to Make Money Online?
There are two ways most successful people make money online. Drop Shipping, and Affiliate Marketing. (This link will take you to a post comparing the two)
By far the best long term option is Affiliate Marketing. What you need though, is to be associated with a genuine, reputable, and ethical organization that really has your best interests at heart. (Yes, such a thing does exist)
I’ve been an affiliate marketer since 2016, and believe me, I wouldn’t still be here if it didn’t work.
I have a number of websites, and I work about 20 hours a week. As a semi-retired person, I’m just a dabbler, yet I’m still earning a decent additional income.
I have friends in the business who are a lot more dedicated than I, who are earning five or six-figure incomes after just a couple of years. This post here, will tell you how you too can become an affiliate marketer. You can even start for free.
Anyway, thanks for visiting my site. I hope you found this article informative.
Have you had any experience with Legendary Marketer or a similar program?
Do you have any experiences you’d like to share?
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Thomas. AKA BusyBee.