Coffee Shop Millionaire. A great business name don’t you think? It gives you a picture of what you are looking at. But let’s see if it is what it claims to be.. read the review for Coffee Shop Millionaire and you decide if you agree with what I think.
Maybe it could be the business for you, maybe not?
Business name: Coffee Shop Millionaire
Website url: www.coffeeshopmillionaire.com
Costs: $37 per month if you sign up within 30 minutes or $47 per month after that with A LOT OF upsells.
My rating: 2 out of 5
What is Coffee Shop Millionaire?
It is a training program (brought to you by Clickbank) which promises to make you a millionaire, through teaching you the basics of internet marketing. Millionaire you say! That’s a stretch. Let’s see what you get to make you a millionaire and find out what is coffee shop millionaire?
In essence you are taught how to SELL a different bunch of services to local companies. These include e-mail marketing services, SEO services, video marketing services. Once you have sold a service, you outsource the work to other companies. So you are essentially the salesman, the middleman. It’s actually really hard to sell these services unless you are a brilliant salesperson.
You have 12 training modules to go through, including video. And a ‘cheat sheet’ which tells you how to make £21K within the first couple of weeks’. Really? Anyone who has tried anything online knows that this isn’t possible from the very outset. Definitely possible, but not at the beginning.
The problem with the training is that it is really quite vague. It doesn’t give you direction on how to sell the marketing products, which as a beginner could prove to be the end of your business. Critical missing information I think.
Let’s have a look at how they present themselves
Firstly when you get to the website, you see a video clip of the owner, Anthony Trister telling you how great it would be to able to work in a coffee shop, hence the name, and earn millions. Sorry, just an aside, irrelevant point, but for a millionaire, his t-shirt is covered in stains, and looks like he picked it up off the floor this morning. It’s not relevant I know, just an observation..
So you get to the website, where you should find everything you need to know about the business, and there is just this video. It tells you nothing really. Hmm. It also has a countdown which gives you 30 minutes to basically decide if you are going to take up the offer. Personally I need a little more time to decide about whether to start a business or not!
So exactly, what is coffee shop millionaire? see how they describe it: Watch for the upsells!
And that’s it, that’s all the information you get before you are asked to sign up, no try for free, no customer testimonials, no examples.. nothing. Alarm bells!
I am not a fan of this sales technique where you don’t really know anything, you have been brainwashed by the promise of riches, with no work, that you just have to buy to find out more. I guess it works for some people, but it’s probably why YOU are here, reading this article.
How much does it cost?
The price varies! So if you join within 30 minutes of clicking on the page, its $37 per month. If you leave it this long, then the price goes up to $47 per month. If you LEAVE the page without signing up you get it for $27 a month. So where it the real value? Heather is having a lovely chat with herself here.
But that’s not all. As soon as you get in, you are hit by the first upsell. Which is to join the ‘six figure success club’ for $297. And THEN you will have to purchase the web hosting service and your own domain for a mere $100. There are cheaper ways to do this!
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- Cheap initial cost
- Some ok training in some modules
- Sorry that’s all I could think of
- A lot of upsells. I hate to buy something only to realise that this isn’t it, there is a lot more to buy. I always feel cheated!
- Vague introduction, no upfront information on the business. Worrying
- I didn’t warm to Anthony, the owner. For me this is important
- There is no support there once you join. No community, no access to the owner. No real help.
- Selling to local companies is HARD work. If you are not a strong sales person, this business won’t work for you
- Despite the training saying you don’t need to have any experience, you DO need to know email marketing, SEO etc, to be able to sell it, regardless of whether you are actually doing the work or outsourcing it.
This is technically not a scam, but I have to say, it’s quite an infuriating product. This is why I have included it in my scam list. Mainly because the product itself is not that great. The training is ok, but it seems to skim the surface of what you need to know to reall be able to sell their products.
For me the big thing is the lack of support that you get. There is nothing here to help you out if you get stuck. There is no community spirit.
Millionaire is a term that really shouldn’t be used here. Mostly because even those who are the really successful salesmen within this business are not millionaires. So yes there are some that have made a success at it, but I would say be VERY careful. I would NOT recommend it.
Please leave any comments below, I would love to hear what you think.