After carefully looking into Paul Ponna’s Commission Autopilot, I feel it’s an absolute scam for a number of reasons. Starting from his ridiculously cheesy sale’s page to the actual product itself.
Commission Autopilot in a nutshell:
A $49 piece of garb.., oh excuse me…software which basically takes content from other people on article websites, enters your own personal affiliate link in it, turns the article into PDF document/s and distributes them to websites where people can download them.
The theory is that the places where you’ll put these PDF’s get a lot of visitors and if a lot of people download “your” PDF and click through the affiliate link provided, you will earn a commission.
Notice however I put into quotes the word your. Why is this? Well because it isn’t yours! This leads me to point out all the things I find wrong with this software.
Things I don’t like about Commission Autopilot:
1. The sale’s page. Seriously, I’ve seen some cheesy stuff before, but this may actually take the cake. Out of all the sale’s pages I’ve seen, this was the first time I’ve ever seen the conspiracy approach used to hook me in.
Apparently, there’s people stealing money from us using this secret approach to marketing only they know about. And the creator of Commission Autopilot is going to reveal it to us. Then comes the hype of how great the product is, ect…
2. Oh and correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the video say it’s free? I even took a screenshot (top).
I even signed up, only to be taken to a check out page where I’d have to purchase the product. So I guess it’s not free then…
I don’t like this kind of approach to marketing. Not one bit. It’s been used before, most notably in places like the Big Idea Mastermind which also makes you think it’s free, until you find out it’s going to cost you $25 + potentially $1,000’s.
Sorry, went a bit off track there. I just can’t stand seeing this kind of stuff. Let’s get back to Commission Autopilot…
3. The product itself. It’s basically 2 tools:
The Activator: This software finds articles based on keywords you put into the system. Say for instance I type in something related to relationships. The software will find articles pertaining to that subject.
Once an article is found, the software takes it, then you add a small snippet of text to the content this software gives you and add your affiliate link in that snippet. After that, the edited article will be turned into a PDF document.
The Multiplier: The PDF is taken and distributed to about 20 different websites where people can view these PDF’s. Supposedly these places where the PDF is submitted to are very popular and receive huge amounts of traffic.
In the end, the idea is to re-use this software over and over for different keywords, niches & affiliate promotions and reap the rewards. But there’s a MAJOR problem with this…
4. It’s plagiarism. There’s no other way to put it. Taking content from other people’s work and re-distributing it as your own is downright wrong. The consequences of doing it online can lead to the following:
A) The places you submit these articles to will eventually ban you for this. This means eventually, the method this software uses becomes obsolete.
B) There’s certainly odds you’ll make the owners of the content you took VERY angry if they ever find out about this.
In most cases people who use this type of marketing usually use article spinners which take the content, re-word it differently to make it look unique. It’s still plagiarism, but in Commission Autopilot’s case, there’s not even an ounce of effort to cover it up. It’s just copied!
Either way, it’s wrong, unethical and you should never do it. And besides, it won’t work well eventually. Yes the places you submit these articles to have potential to receive a lot of visitors, but you’ll likely never get far doing this as you will be caught rather quickly and your account will be taken down.
This approach to online marketing is just unsustainable. There are much better alternatives.
- I really can’t think of any.
- Contrary to what the homepage says, it’s not free. It’s $47.
- Extremely hyped sales page.
- The approach this software uses is plagiarism.
- Highly unlikely this method of marketing will ever yield good rewards.
- There are going to be up-sells within the program itself.
Final Rating: Commission Autopilot
Red Flag (Scam)
1 out of 10 stars. I strongly advise against it. It’s unethical and unsustainable. See my #1 legitimate recommendation.
To date, EVERY product I’ve ever reviewed with the word “commissions” in it has been rated very low and/or a scam. Maybe it’s a coincidence. Maybe all these products have the same BS in common.
Whatever the case, it doesn’t matter, but I did kind of find it funny that when I first heard about Commission Autopilot, I found myself looking through previous posts of mine because I though I had already reviewed it. I think there’s at least 4 or maybe 5 other products that also use the word commission in them that I’ve done reviews on and again, all of them turned out to be garbage.
However, as critical as I am of this program, I can’t help but wonder if the legitimate option of using this approach would work. That being making your OWN content, putting that into a PDF and manually submitting that to the websites. It could work, but even in that scenario, I believe the time it would take to do all of that is probably not worth it.
It’s far better in my experience to focus on making your own website and building a business out of that, by basically writing unique content and keeping it on the site itself, not going around looking for loopholes. It’s your choice though.
Besides, as I understand it, Commission Autopilot came out a few years back (2011-2012 maybe) and there’s been MANY changes to the world of internet marketing since. It could very well be this approach no longer works. More reason to pursue proven methods instead of chasing these get rich quick schemes.
If you have any questions/comments or if you have experience with Commission Autopilot, feel free to post them below. I’d love to hear what you have to say!