Any program that has the word “automatic” in it, raises suspiscions for me. It somehow conveys the message that I will be making thousands of dollars at the click of a button. Is Automatic Income Coach by Kevin Thompson the way to go to get training on how to make money online?
Read this review in its entirety before you invest in the program. There are some shady practices going on that you should be aware of.
The home page of this website basically gives you background info on the owner or founder of the website, Kevin Thompson. A little bit of info on him is good, as it helps you know who you would be working with. but don’t expect to find out what his program is about without some digging.
I was disappointed that he kept rambling on about how hard his life was and about how making so much money has changed his life. I didn’t get any information on what he actually does for a living and how he made so much money.
This screamed “SCAM” at me, because people that give shady descriptions like that, are mostly in only for your money. They want you to pay for a system that you don’t know about. They use their money and lifestyle to showcase how you could live too, by buying into their system.
As I kept looking through the website, I spotted another tactic that many online scammers use to hurry people into signing up; and that’s assigning a time limit as to WHEN you can sign up and will be accepted into the program. In this case, it’s Tuesday.
Which Tuesday? Last Tuesday? This Tuesday? The Tuesday of next week?
Now, I am not saying that the program is a scam. All I am saying here is that he uses tactics that a lot of scammers out there use to lure in people and COMPEL them to buy their system.
The website also seems to be outdated as you can see below, so it really makes me worry about the rest of the training. If he does not even bother to update his website, what makes us think that he updates his training?
I haven’t seen the training that he provides but what I can tell you, after some research, is that he teaches you affiliate marketing, through the use of emails.
So he will teach you to get people to sign up for newsletters with their emails so that you can add them to your email list. Then you will send mass emails out to them, promoting products using your unique link.
When people click through your unique link and buy the product, you make money.
This is not a bad thing, because affiliate marketing is actually a very good way of making money. However, I can already tell that his training will be lacking because of the way he talks in his other videos.
I have looked…
… through several of his “Toolbox” videos and all he does is repeat processes over and over again. I must say that I didn’t learn anything valuable at all.
To me, he just seemed to be going back and forth. He was not clear on what he wanted to convey.
Some of the things he mentions are worthwhile but the videos move at the pace of a snail. Total waste of time.
Although Kevin gives you a taste of what you will be doing, he does not really go into details as to what the lessons or courses will teach you. Looking at the below, you have the names of the modules, but no description on what you’ll learn by going through them.
To me, it seems suspicious because somebody who is confident that their method works, will not keep the descriptions or details under wraps. If he is confident his training works, then why not give the details of what exactly he will be teaching within the modules?
From my research online, the support has been bad. Kevin says that he will personally help you when you have questions but he is not there himself. It is actually his secretary that will CALL YOU BACK and that’s only if you leave a voicemail.
There isn’t a chat support, there isn’t instant phone support. There isn’t even a community or a forum to get feedback or help from other members. No Facebook page either.
As I have said before in my other articles, if the support is not instant, then it is a big problem. Being a newbie, you don’t have to worry because there is no money to be lost at first. But if you are a well-established person online and your income depends heavily on the uptime of your website for example, then this is a real problem.
It has been reported that it can take as long as 5 days to receive a call back from the secretary, which is sub-par in the professional industry in general. Imagine a “Target” store or a “Walmart” being closed for 5 days because of, say, electrical problems and the electrician takes 5 whole days to get back about the issue. How much money would the owner of these franchises lose if they were closed for 5 DAYS?
Imagine being in that spot with your own online business. Not pleasant at all, is it?
Now comes the most important of all; the amount of money that you need to put on the line to get into this program.
Kevin talks about 3 easy payments of $397. To be honest with you, $1191 for a full business system is not a bad investment at all.
For any kind of serious business, there needs to be an investment. You need to spend money to make money. A physical shop start-up cost could start from $30,000, to say the least. So $1191 is not bad at all.
However, it is still a lot of money for a lot of people. This program does not give you the details that you need for you to really KNOW what you’re getting into. It does not tell you what you will be getting in exchange for the money.
And this to me, is not good enough. If you believe in your program, you need to use its features to CONVINCE me. If the features are not worth mentioning, then they are not worth the money.
Also, I have noticed that Paypal is not included as a means of payment to this program and I would actually not be trustful of any website that charges this amount and still not have the protection that Paypal offers. I have no conviction in this program at all.
About the trial
Be very careful with this company when you read about the trial. At first, it sends very positive vibes when Kevin states he will let you try it out for 365 days (for $1191). So at the end of the trial period, if it has not worked for you, you can ask for your money back.
But also be aware that there is a $97 monthly fee that he will charge so you can continue receiving newsletters and have access to past newsletters. This is NOT AN OPTION but MANDATORY!
So although you will be getting the $1191 (initial investment) back at the end of the 12 months, you still need to pay the $97 monthly for a whole year IN ADDITION, and those monthly payments are non-refundable. You will still be out of pocket $1164 for the trial.
As I said before, VERY SHADY!
You don’t actually get to try the program to see if it works out for you for FREE! Again, somebody who is VERY confident that this program will work, should not be scared to let you try it for free, even if it is for a short period of time.
Success Stories / Feedback
There are a few success stories on their website but there is no way to confirm any of these testimonials are true. There are also some others who have found some degree of success online with the system but are in agreement that the information or material offered, does not match the amount that it is actually worth.
Who can compete with FREE material online?
I agree that he has compiled them to make it easier for you to follow but at the same time, you need to do your research to see whether similar / better training could be available at a more cost-effective investment.
Is it a scam? I don’t believe so. Do I recommend it? I don’t feel comfortable recommending it because many parts of the program are questionnable.
The income guarantees that are made, the luring tactings that are used, the lack of info in the modules, the lack of a (free) trial period, having to overpay for material I can find for free online, and certainly the great lack of proper support are all deal-breakers to me.
If someone is so confident that their system will work for me, I want them to be upfront about the modules, what I will learn, what my role will entail and all that good stuff. If everything isn’t disclosed, then I need to see a free trial included (or even a paid one at 1/4 price or even half price), to let me test it out to really determine whether this program will be the right one for me.
I am sorry to disappoint you if you thought that this program was the answer to your making money online journey, but again, I am not the one to decide that. If you do want to try it out, then I am by no means stopping you.
For those who are looking for the proper training for affiliate marketing at a very affordable price, then the following information is for you. Heck, you can try it FOR FREE and even remain a free member for as long as you like. There will be no pressure on you to upgrade, unless you really want to.
This wonderful affiliate training platform is called Wealthy Affiliate. This is the same program that I am using (and over 800 000 other people are using) to build a sustainable, real business online. Here’s proof that people are making money with it.
Know that they have worked hard to get these results. It was not easy.
The great thing about these success stories (and all of the success stories on this platform), is that you can contact these people directly and confirm their success. They even have their own websites up that you can look through, as a result of their hard work and the training at Wealthy Affiliate. You can even ask them for help directly and they will help you.
I encourage you to read my personal review of Wealthy Affiliate by clicking the link above, and even to create your FREE account, if you find the information useful.
In this review, I have exposed as much of Wealthy Affiliate as I could, so you can get a sense of what you will get when you sign up. Although you will get a sense of the platform, it still cannot be compared to the actual experience of it.
Now, I want to know…
…has anyone of you tried the Automatic Income coach? How did it work for you? Did Kevin honor his refund of initial investment? How did you find the training? More importantly, have you experienced any success with the system?
Additionally, if you have any questions or need any help, please feel free to reach out to me through the comments section below. I will get back to you ASAP!
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