If you have been paying attention at all to the top business opportunities on Google and Yahoo, you have no doubt seen and heard about Carbon Copy Pro. It’s the automated, online marketing system designed by Jay Kubassek to sell Wealthmasters International memberships. This is a difficult post to write, as I don’t prefer negativity or whining or complaining. Oh, I do plenty of it myself sometimes…but in the end, it does nothing for moving my business forward. This is a bit of honesty that will help those of you thinking about WMI.
The most valuable thing I have learned as a home business entrepreneur is that it’s my responsibility alone to periodically evaluate what’s working — and what is not. And when it’s NOT working for me, it’s time to make a decision and move on. So I ‘d like to pass along my experiences to date with Carbon Copy Pro.
No doubt, Jay Kubassek is a brilliant marketer. He has created an automated online system that has taken our industry by storm in the past 6 months. (Have you tried to bid lately on Google, for ANY good keywords relating to home business, network marketing companies, etc? CC Pro ads are everywhere.)
Here’s what you need to know, if you are considering CC Pro: join at M-2 or M-3 from the start. This means a LOT more money initially, but I am convinced that it’s the only way to survive longterm. I came in at M-1, which cost about $1500. I spent lots of money on Google advertising, purchased expensive leads…and basically did everything the training told me to do. But I had a problem brewing from the start.
What didn’t I create from the start? Leverage. My commissions at M-1 are locked at $1,000. Then there are Paypal fees on each transaction and a required call center fee of another $100. (That leaves about $850) However, with the huge success of the system, and the enormous amount of competition, I was finding it increasingly difficult to break even on M-1 sales. And when you come in at the lowest level, even if you make M-2 (Platinum) sales, you don’t get the commission for that type of sale.
You are told that you can always upgrade later, which is true. However, looking in the rearview mirror, I see that it would have been better to start at Platinum, which is $8,995. Now, that is some serious cash to put out, I know. However, it’s still far less than the most inexpensive franchise opportunity out there. My advice? If you still want to go for it, enter at M-2 and then get your hands on every single one of Mike Dillard’s courses, to get high quality, low cost leads coming in consistently.
Best of luck to you. To our success!