Sunday, September 27, 2009

Review of 'Power Home Income System'

Review: Power Home Income System

The statement 'Earning an Income from Home' sounds very alluring doesn't it? I wonder what the attraction is? is it the freedom? the flexibility? or just the option of working in your pajamas?

From my own experience of working at home, I know that it doesn't necessarily equate to the nirvana that this statement portrays. One of the secrets is that you need to be very clear on why you want to work from home in the first place.

You also need to get yourself very organised in particular with your hours of work because once you start 'working for yourself' it can consume your whole life. Remember that family you once had?

Anyway, on to the subject of the review of 'Power Home Income System'

I am going to have a look at this program over the next couple of days and write a review.

The promo says: 'Discover how the Power Home Income system can set you up to get cheques every month from companies like Amazon.com and other Internet giants. Request your Free Information Kit with all the details today.'

Cheques every month eh? from Amazon eh? we'll see about that.....

If anybody else has feedback / experience with this program, please let me know.

Update: 29/09/09

Not a great start :(

The registration page for this program asks you for an email address and a phone number. After the registration page you get to a page with a toll free phone number to ring which advises you will be directed to a short message that describes the program.

Rang the number, which transferred to a US based call centre and was advised that operating hours are from 8am to 8pm and I should call back then adn was then disconnected.

Will I / Should I bother to ring again?

Update 02/10/2009

Well I got a call from the 'Power Home Income' Call Centre

You speak with a guy (mine was Kane) who screens you and then introduces you to a recorded message. The message basically tells you about 'affiliate marketing' It gives a reasonable picture of what it is, where its come from, and the hugeness of the market now, but they certainly aroused my 'know it all' gene when they claimed 'Amazon' invented it.

Basically their offer on the recorded message is that for a fee they will set you up with a web site and some affiliate programs from Amazon, Yahoo and some other electronics store that I hadn't heard of.....and wait there's more, for the gold package at only $500 US you get to be in their affiliate program too.

At the end of the call the guy you talked to quickly introduces you to his associate, he called her the 'account manager', but 'the closer' would be more accurate. She tries to get you to say 'yes' to some previously covered points, tells you they can have you earning money in minutes, and then gives you a 'got to do it today' line and then asks 'how would you like to pay?'

I love a slick and determined sales process as much as anyone...but seriously.

They want me to pay $500 US for a web site with some links to affiliate programs that I can sign up to on any day of the week for free?

For all I know they might have been going to make me a fortune and give me that 'work from home' dream. But they hung up very quickly when I asked about 'Option D' - don't think so....

BTW, if anyone is interested in how you can actually make money with affiliate programs, just email me or check out my web site, www.avaricemedia.com where you will find information on the niche content micro web sites that I am developing to make money. I'd love to show you how to do it and I promise you won't pay $500, its all free :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well this sounds like ohnhome.com You get rung as soon as youve given your name and contact no.to an advert you see on the internet, promising you that you can earn alot of money on the internet and its so easy! Its an American call-centre promising that you will earn heaps of money. How they hook you is by mentioning names like Amazon.com That would be one of the few business's in the world that everybody is familiar with because you can order anything on line no matter where you are. I explained I had been in an accident and it appealed to me. So I paid my £60 and by the next day I had my own website, however I pretty much wanted to cancel the deal and get my money back. But I dont think I will be able to do that! Why? you may ask, well just look up scams and this one is listed there with the rest. I feel lucky, some people have parted with thousands. Slick talking sales people are after your money. If the product is that good, they should be able to provide more than a voice on the end of the phone. How about written information or proof to back their claims. The biz I signed up with promise a refund if your not happy after 90days, but reading about the other poor peoplel, I wont be seeing a refund. This company actually gives you their phone nos, but you can never get thru. They ring you for a couple of weeks after you join, to offer help they say, but really its to get more money out of you for various things that will help you with your site. Its all rubbish dont get conned! They have no actual business address you can write to and they have no homesite page on the web. There have been people in Australia that have been scammed of their hard earned money plus other countries. If a company ring you like how Ive described, get more information on them, especially if they are trying to sell you websites and making statements how you can earn money from home. Check out the facts, check the internet, to see if its a scam. As people have said to me and I have read it many times, 'If it sounds too good to be true, then it IS too good to be true. Dont part with your money till you thoroughly checked it out. Remember at the end of the day it will be you out of pocket, not them!!!

Nigel Martin said...

Thanks for sharing your story, please avoid these scam artists.

Just to let you know, I make reasonable money from web sites with affiliates, google adsense, and Amazon products. I get them custom made with extensive content for less than $200 using outsourced IT providers.

You don't need to pay clowns like these 'power home income system' people that are selling the dream not the reality.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for this warning I am now able to avoid this type of survery.
Alizeran

Anonymous said...

Hey Nigel, I currently live in Canada, do you have any suggestions of making money from here?

Thanks!