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The Coffee Shop Millionaire (CSM) is a program meant to teach the basics of internet marketing using a number of training modules and other lessons. Like the name states “millionaire” it sets people up for unreal expectations prior to joining…sitting in a coffee shop and watching the pay checks roll in. It was created by Anthony Trister, who is a very good salesmen but that doesn’t always equate to a “very good product”. Often times quite the contrary. Read my review below for full details.
Pros vs. Cons
- Relatively low initial investment cost per month
- Site is fairly upfront about real earning potential and amount of work involved.
- All positive reviews online are a result of a GURU launch
- There are a number of “unseen” or additional expenses that must be paid each month.
- Despite the name of the site, earning potential is typically not at the “millionaire” level even for the most successful members.
- No support or mentoring offered to members
- Lots of complaints from other buyers online
- The training has not been kept up to date with the state of the Internet
- After you pay, there are a series of “pay me more” annoying upsells!
Who is Coffee Shop Millionaire Intended For?
Because of the training modules, Coffee Shop Millionaire is being marketed to everyone at every level. Each module can be reviewed as often as needed so that the lesson is better understood. From there the real work begins so people who are looking for a totally hands off program will be sorely disappointed.
Also, there is no active community within the back office of CSM, so if you are looking for support and people to network with, then you are going to likely be frustrated. Throughout the training there is an assumption that you have some Internet marketing knowledge, so if you are a completely newbie, this product is not geared for you.
What’s Included in the Tools and Training
First, there are twelve training modules that cover all of the information that you need to get started. In addition there are videos that cover additional information and the site’s communication forums and community which allows you to ask specific questions.
The initial claim from this product is that you are going to get a “cheat sheet” that outlines a system where you can make $21K in just a couple of weeks without a product of your own and without a list. To anyone that has created success online, we know that this is not possible when starting out.
There is an entire section of the training dedicated to “Cash Machines” which covers topics such as email marketing, video marketing, article submission and the local economy. Each of these are valid marketing techniques, however they are so vague within the training that too much is “left out” to actually be able to implement a successful campaign.
Does Anthony Offer ANY Support?
In addition to the standard customer support options (phone/email) for current or prospective members, the Coffee Shop Millionaire program claims to feature a robust and active community that is supportive and informative.
However, I have seen even some of the most elementary questions go unanswered within the community and you will be luck if you ever receive a response within their email support (chances are slim to none). The CSM Facebook page is riddled with unanswered complaints, which to me shows a sign of very limited and untimely support.
The Price – $37 per month + Upsells
The standard pricing is listed as $37 a month for membership to the Coffee Shop Millionaire training and support (which as we have concluded now is very limited). Right away you are asked to upgrade to another product called the “Six Figure Success Club” for another $297. Many “gurus” commonly use this gotcha marketing tactic. Coffee Shop Millionaire uses their low ticket price on the front end to get people into paying for more things on the back end. Your $37 per month investment quickly becomes $334 before you are even in the membership area.
But that is not it!
This price does not include the cost of website creation, domain acquisition or hosting, however which are all things you are going to need to make use of this program. You also are told to buy hosting right away which is going to cost you $100+ (depending on the term of your hosting). Now we are up to $434 before we can even get going. If you are not a fan of the “slimy” upsell tactics, then CSM is definitely not going to be for you as they institute many upsells immediately after joining.
My Final Word on Coffee Shop Millionaire
When you review this product online, you are likely to come across MANY positive reviews. These are partners of Coffee Shop Millionaire that likely have never seen the product, but are part of a circle of gurus that promote each others products to make money of people like yourself (not to help people like you succeed).
Nearly every keyword search online will lead you directly to the exact same, lengthy video which you were forced to either sit through or walk away without the information that you are seeking. If you do manage to get through this info without nodding off, you need to get ready for only ‘half” of the program at the initial price you pay followed by an abundance of upsells. The training that you will get is not bad, but in many cases it does not go into enough detail for you to be able to actually create revenue from what is taught. And one of the most important aspects, support & community, are lacking from Coffee Shop Millionaire.
My final opinion is that this is an OK program with ruthless marketing techniques and little support.
Coffee Shop Millionaire at a Glance…
Name: Coffee Shop Millionaire
Price: $37 per month + upsells
Owner: Anthony Trister
Overall Rank: 62 out of 100
VERDICT: BORDERLINE SCAM, Too many upsells, dated training and limited support.
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