Name: Internet Rags to Riches by Farren Lighton.
Price: $49.95. Include 2 up-sells after purchase, 1 for a 21 Day DASH program ($37/month) which is down sold to a $1 trial if you don’t buy it and a second up-sell for $97 for a A.M.T (Already made templates) offer down sold to $47. I didn’t buy either of those up-sells, but I did get the main product.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 10 stars. Good, legitimate program, but I would have preferred a bit more.
Internet Rags to Riches in a nutshell:
A pretty “complete” internet marketing system mainly for beginners (here’s a better one) that really does take you from the very basics of starting an online business and goes deep into expanding it and building a full time income in the process. Most of the training deals with helping you understand niche selection, keywords, SEO and one of the up-sells talks about email marketing.
You get 8 lessons and the other things (21 day action sequence highway and Already Made Templates, aka A.M.T) are going to only offer 1 lesson to try and get you to buy them. Maybe the 21 day offer is good enough to try, but I don’t believe A.M.T is worth it.
If you just focus on the 8 lessons, there are mini lessons within each. It’s basically a chapter with different topics covered. In total there are over 50 lessons within those 8 which sounds like a lot, but many of the lessons are very short. Included with each is also a video followed by a transcript.
The videos in my personal opinion were annoying to listen to because it wasn’t the creator of the site talking, but an automated voice. So instead of listening, I decided to just read the lessons which I think will offer more insight and information anyway.
In the area of accuracy, Internet Rags to Riches gets a lot of things right. I did believe that what I would find within this program would be outdated, especially on the traffic generation part, but most of it is fine by me.
Here’s what impressed me:
They give you a HUGE list of niches in alphabetical order (I’ve got a great list here). It’s a great way to brainstorm, but I wouldn’t depend on this list, especially if a niche you personally have in mind isn’t on it. If that’s the case, use the same methods and forget the list. It’s always better to start with something you know, trust me. If you don’t have a choice, use the list, it’ll really help.
They really did a good job on explaining good and bad backlinking tactic which I admit I believed was going to be the downfall of this program before I actually read it. Lots of programs still push the same failed backlinking policies I am against. I agreed with just about everything they said.
There is a good amount of training provided. You’re going to be busy for more than a few hours studying this stuff if you’re new. I do like the attention to detail in a lot of the lessons which somewhat reminded me of a program called Niche Blitzkrieg that in many ways looks a lot like the members area of this program, except Niche Blitzkrieg I feel is a much superior program, mainly due to the fact that it’s creator actually does the lessons and offers better support. I also believe there’s a community that goes along with that program, something which Farren’s program does not have.
It’s an alternative program, but I did rate it much higher than Internet Rags to Riches. But neither of those programs are as good as my top pick: Wealthy Affiliate.
Things that didn’t impress me:
There is a promotion to a hosting company from within the members area Farren tries to get you to join (Bluehost). I’ve never used this hosting company, but I believe people should have choices when they begin building their websites. Ideally, you should start with a free site, get a feel of the business, then transfer over the work to a paid website. You won’t lose your progress, but it’ll be a great way to ensure you don’t lose money should things go south.
I didn’t see any alternative offered so I’m going to provide it here for you. You can make your own blog sites using free services (Just Google them) or you can also try my option which also connects you to WA. Through my method, you get the website & training for free.
I would have loved to see/hear Farren talk and show himself. I believe the person behind the program should be front and center within the members area. It adds trust. This automated voice over in every video is just something I can’t get over…
I did mention it loosely, but other than a support email, there’s no community, no F.A.Q section, no live chat and other things related to actually offering quality support.
I didn’t like the up-sells. When you choose not to buy them, the link says how this offer won’t be given again. That’s not true. You can find it again in the members area. Why would Farren miss out on making extra money?
Final Rating: Internet Rags to Riches
5 out of 10 stars. Can you do well just following the guidance there? It’s possible, but it’s going to be even higher if you follow more high quality programs, such as the ones I’ve recommended.
My final thoughts:
The things that I felt were missing within Internet Rags to Riches are things Wealthy Affiliate & Niche Blitzkrieg make up for greatly and the improved quality you get from those programs will really be a defining factor in your success online. Like I said, WA is without a doubt much better than both places and here’s why:
I will still say that Internet Rags to Riches is good and if you’re skeptical about the other places, then you can surely try this one. Refunding isn’t going to be a problem since it’s part of Clickbank (no problems with refunds ever!). Just make sure to try the training before you make a final decision on that…