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 Amazon.com 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.