As usual, most of the reviews on PayDay Smasher that I came across doesn’t seem to be genuine at all. Almost of all the sites wrote these reviews with the intention to only promote the product and earn commissions for themselves instead of trying to help people make an informed decision.
Don’t worry, you can expect an unbiased and honest review from me because I’m not another one of their salesperson trying to promote that product to you.
Alright, enough of time wasting. Let’s move on to the review itself…
Name: PayDay Smasher
Owner: Nick Marks
$47, $6.10(As per writing this review)
Verdict: Not Recommended
What is PayDay Smasher All about?
PayDay Smasher is a step-by-step video course program that claims to teach you how to make $257++ per day leveraging on free traffic from apps. This is just another Nick Marks product…
Notice I use the phrase “just another”?
The reason is because this is not the first product from Nick Marks. He has launched several products in the past and all of his products are under delivered which is why I am never a big fan of him or his products.
What exactly will you be learning?
This is the biggest concern with the PayDay smasher. You won’t even have an idea of what this course is all about from reading through their sales page and watching a short video.
All we know that this method is…
- Newbie friendly, with no technical or online marketing experience required
- Don’t need you to create an app.
- You don’t need to have an email list
- Traffic Costs $0 in other words, Free traffic
- Make Money within 24 hours from now <— Not so sure about this!
This is definitely disappointing because how would one purchase a product confidently without even knowing what exactly is it all about. Personally, I would recommend you stay away from someone that isn’t entirely honest about their product. Most of the time, it is safe to assume that their product is below par which is why they do not one to share a glimpse of it before hand.
For this particular product, PayDay smasher… I’ve got you covered so you don’t have to worry about not knowing what the course is about.
This course is divided into four modules – One video for each module. This is a fairly short course, the entire video lasts less than an hour.
Module #1: Introduction
Module #2: Registering as an Amazon Affiliate
Module #3: Getting your Affiliate links from Amazon
Module #4: Walkthrough of the entire process
Basically, this course is something to do with Affiliate Marketing but has taken a slightly different approach to getting the traffic. The usual ways to getting traffic are through Bing Ads, Facebook Ads, Article marketing and etc. However, instead of using any of this methods, PayDay smasher leverages on classified Ads app to drive traffic.
As you can see for yourself, you are going to be promoting products from Amazon. About 70% of the course will be in relation to Amazon so for those of you who are already affiliates with Amazon you can immediately skip to the last module itself.
Module 4 will show you exactly how to get your affiliate links to your buyers. This is how the process works. You are required to purchase a number of products and sell it on classified ads app. Once the product is sold and if the next person replies to the Ad asking for the product, now you direct him to Amazon with your Affiliate link.
For instance, you will say, “the product is out-of-stock, but you can purchase it here(Your Affiliate link) directly”. This is actually a unique approach because I have never heard of it anywhere.
Is This Method Safe to Use?
On paper, this method seems very workable. Personally, I like the entire approach BUT the question you should be asking yourself is whether this method is legitimate. Amazon is quite strict in terms of where the traffic is coming from and if they found any fraudulent activities going on, they won’t hesitate to suspend or terminate your account.
So if you are someone who is already making money from your Amazon associates account, you should think twice before getting yourself into this. You don’t want to end up losing more money while trying to make some small money.
Personally, I’m not going to try this method even though it seem workable because I’m not ready to take any risks. If you have read some of my previous blogs, you will realise that majority of my income comes from promoting Amazon products. I just can’t imagine what will happen if my Amazon associates account get banned, so I’m going to stay away from this.
If you ask me, Amazon prefers it’s affiliates to bring them high-quality traffic. The reason why I say this is when signing up for an Amazon associates account, you will notice that they ask you for your website address and different monetization methods. All these questions are not asked without a reason. The bare minimum you should have to promote Amazon products is to have a website that links your traffic to Amazon.
I wouldn’t try to underestimate Amazon in this case because they have lots of high-end tracking tools. They would easily be able to determine where your traffic is coming from. If you mentioned your traffic is coming from your website but in reality if it isn’t you are going to get yourself into deep trouble.
Price To Pay?
The original price for the PayDay smasher course is $47 but currently, there is a discount. Hence, the price to pay for is only $6.10. Honestly, it seems like a good bargain because it’s more than affordable to most people.
But the issue here is definitely not the price. It’s more about the aftermath of using this method. If you don’t have an Amazon Associates account yet, or if you have yet to make any sales with your account then you might want to consider getting this.
If you are someone that is already raking in consistent income from Amazon every month, then I don’t see a need for you to test out this method. Just rinse and repeat what you have been doing and scale it so you can generate more income.
What I didn’t like…
(1) Misleading income claims
Claims such as making $257++ per day or making money within 24 hours seems more too good to be true than realistic. I feel that this claims seem to mislead people, thinking that they would be able to make money quickly. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple as you think.
First of all, you need to know that you have to purchase some of the products and sell it until it’s sold out. The process of buying an item and delivering it to your customers will already take some time. So I don’t see how this will benefit you within 24 hours.
Secondly, Amazon commissions start at only 4%. In order for you to make over $250 per day, you need to make thousands of dollars of sales every single day. People with an established website are already struggling to even make a single sale but here it seems like making sales is too easy.
The earning claims seem to me more as for promotional purposes only, just to get more people to buy the product. In reality, I don’t think one would be able to make that much money, especially in a short period of time.
(2) The testimonials aren’t even real people who literally tried the product
Ok, like my heading says it all. The testimonials you see on the website are not people who personally tried the product and made money. These guys are paid actors who have been hired from Fiverr to give fake reviews on a product they never tried.
Seeing is believing, so you can see for yourself that the testimonial is really hired from Fiverr. Click on this link here to check out her actual page itself.
Check on his profile too by clicking on this link here.
Summary of Pros. Vs Cons.
- Cheap program that costs less than $10
- A unique approach to getting free traffic
- Easy to get started
- Offers 30-day money back guarantee
- Earning claims seems to be over exaggerated
- Method doesn’t seem legitimate and looks bad in the eyes of Amazon
- The testimonials aren’t genuine. They are hired from Fiverr.com
- The dark side of this method isn’t explained
My Final thoughts.
PayDay Smasher may not necessarily be a scam because it does offer a handful amount of decent and unique information. However, I am not going to recommend this course to anyone. Not because it doesn’t deliver like it promised but because the risks involved is way too much and the chances of losing your Amazon Associates account is definitely high.
Affiliate Marketing is a legit way to make money online. The best approach to Affiliate Marketing is creating targeting a specific niche, creating a website and promoting the products. This way you will never be penalised by any affiliate program for fraudulent activity because the traffic that comes from your site to the products are of high quality and you are not misleading anyone with some grey hat or black hat tricks.
If you are looking to start an Affiliate Marketing business, I recommend you join Wealthy Affiliate. WA is an online training platform which teaches you how to start an online business from scratch and monetizes it. Affiliate Marketing is one of the few ways of making money online. There are several more ways to generate income using a website. All these you will learn at Wealthy Affiliate.
Still not sure what WA is about. I recommend you spend a couple of minutes and read my review.
Alright, I have come to the end of my review on PayDay smasher. I hope you have a better insight of what’s this course is all about. Those of you who have tried this method before or thinking about trying, please feel free to share with us your personal thoughts below in the comment section. I’m sure other readers will benefit from them. Thank you. 🙂