Is Carbon Copy PRO A Legitimate Business?

People often bring different internet business ideas they have seen advertised online and want to know if they are legit or not. As I come across different internet businesses I will give you my take and hopefully you can make a more informed decision.

As I make my way through the ranks of the internet marketing community I keep seeing ads for the internet business Carbon Copy PRO. I went to their website a few weeks ago and read over all of their sales copy. I even signed up for their newsletter to see what it was all about and was sent to a page where they had a bunch of videos trying to sell me on the program.

I didn’t actually buy the Carbon Copy program so I haven’t used it but from what I can tell it seems to me that what they are really selling you is a chance to join their affiliate program. Their “unique” selling proposition is that you don’t have to do any selling. When you are using the Carbon Copy Pro program all you need to do is find the prospects and then they will sell to them for you and you get paid a commission.

Here is what they say on their website:

After years of market testing and MILLIONS of dollars in collective earnings, we have created the most powerful online marketing system on the planet.

Personal selling, convincing, and explaining: ELIMINATED
Cold calling, selling to your friends and family: ELIMINATED
Long learning curves, frustration and struggle: ELIMINATED
Mickey-Mouse home based money games: NEVER AGAIN!
Multi-Level-Marketing or Affiliate Marketing: NEVER AGAIN!

Sounds really good right? My question is this, how is this any different than any other affiliate program? For example, if I sign up with Amazon’s affiliate program, all I have to do is send the traffic to their site and then does the selling. It is a practice that has been going on for years now. That is what Carbon Copy Pro is doing, they have just put a different twist on getting you to join.

Also, you should never believe big-hype like this. They call it “the most powerful online marketing system on the planet”. Where is the proof? That is a pretty big claim to make, after all this is a big planet.

Does It Work?

As I said before, I never purchased Carbon Copy Pro so I am not sure if it works or not. It could very well be a legitimate business opportunity where you could make thousands of dollars a month. I just don’t like the way they sell it to you. Call it what it is, an affiliate program, and you shouldn’t have to pay to join an affiliate program.

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

3 comments On Is Carbon Copy PRO A Legitimate Business?

  • buy a copy of it for me and I’ll let you know if it works ; )

    Hey Adam, I had a brand new hot tub company contact me about linking to them from fp of poolcare. They “claimed” they would give me a whopping 3% of sales from any hot tub sale resulting from my site. Here’s the kicker; they had no tracking software. He said if someone purchased a hot tub, they would ask them what site “drove” them to their site….and then I’d get a massive 3% commission.

    Hold on, let me do the math. I’d have to hope that someone gets an impulse to buy a $5000 hot tub on the Internet, pray that they mention me; and at 3%, that comes out to a whole $150.

    I told they guy that it sounds like he just wants a free link from a relevant site that passed PR.

  • Hey Davy, that was a great answer and very clear logic. I know online/magazine apartment rental business work their whole business off of the customer listing them as the referrer. The only time I EVER gave their name was when I knew I was getting a piece of that commission ( So unless you offer your visitors a piece of that $150 then I suspect they will NEVER drop your name as the referrer.

    Hey Adam, I only regret that I didn’t think of the Carbon Copy Business Model first. Charging people for something that is already available for free is pure beauty and guts. How do they sleep at night?

  • Do you know who created the website platform for Carbon Copy Pro? I know I’ve seen the company offering the same type of “step by step” website, where you just plug in your own opportunity and your own copywriting, and it works the same as the CCPro system. Anyone know the name of the company?

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