I’ve bought it!
I’ve purchased the Banger Method Program and I am going to walk you through what’s inside, and you can decide if you want to be apart of this.
Because it says its newbie friendly, I put myself in the shoes of newbies and went through all of the training this program provides.
So, in this Banger Method scam review, you’ll discover if this program really is a scam, or if it’s legitimate, and you’ll also have insider information about the entire system.
Hang on tight as I walk you through everything.
Upsells and Downsells
The first thing I’ll like to discuss is the Upsells and Downsells once you’ve bought the initial product, the Banger Method basic membership, for $13.17.
Just when you think you’ve gotten a great deal…
They tell you, there’s more…
You’ll be shoved with a series of backend upsells…
Upsell #1: The Banger Method Funnels
The first of the series is the “Done-For-You” sales funnels which consist of 5 custom-created Banger Funnels.
Each of the funnel has a 5 day follow up email series, which supposedly has a better sales conversion rate.
They say that the problems with creating your own sales funnels are (1) time consuming, (2) requires lots of testing, and (3) most likely you’ll screw it up.
I totally agree with this statement, because as a complete newbie, you’ll probably not have the experience required to create a successful sales funnel. I see why this is upgrade converts well.
Plus, they have already tested the sales funnels and they are “proven” to work, so why not, right? I mean, who doesn’t like things that are done for you, and can make you cash immediately, right?
Problem is, they don’t tell you what the sales funnels sell, they just tell you that they work. But, as a newbie, I’ll tell myself that I want to get this, this is what I need.
So, I’ve got it! Lol! For $37…
If you decide to walk away from this offer, they will hit you up with another offer for $17.
I’ll discuss more about what’s in this offer below.
Upsell #2: Steal This Funnel
5 Sales Funnels is NOT ENOUGH! You’ll need this as well.
They say that with this Funnel, you’ll be able to generate thousands upon thousands every month in the quickest way possible.
This offer will basically provide you with the license right to promote a product (a product that they have created) as your own.
So, you can say that the digital product is yours, without even creating it.
Honestly, creating your own digital product takes a lot of time and money, so it makes sense to buy the license rights.
With this license, The Banger Method grants you the sales funnels that Brendan has created over the years. You just need to plug and play, and make money.
This offer cost $97, and if you decide to pass on this offer, they will downsell for $47.
Upsell #3: 1-on-1 Coaching
This is the final back-end sales offer where they will hit you up with a $1,997 1-on-1 coaching program.
It says that you can make your first $10,000 in the Next 6 weeks. Is that really true or is it too good to be true?
One thing I’ve noticed is that the “3 OUT OF 5 SPOTS LEFT” as you see in the offer page (and the screenshot above), never changes.
I went back on the same offer page several days after (through my browser history), and realize that it is a static image and not a counter.
I’ll be very frank with you, if you don’t purchase the coaching program, you’ll never be able to make any money from this program, and I’ll discuss why below.
$1,997 is no joke, this amount can set you back several months of groceries, and there is “NO GUARANTEE” for your success, as much as they tell you there is.
If you click away from this offer, you’ll still be able to get the 40 step-by-step training videos (same as the ones that members bought for $1,997) for $197.
The only difference is that you’ll not have direct access to the weekly 1-on-1 coaching with the founders.
Here’s what they don’t tell you…
To earn massive amount of money online, you need to drive a ton of traffic as you can see from this screenshot (adapted from one of their videos).
But, to get that amount of traffic, you’ll probably need to spend a lot of money acquiring them.
What they don’t tell you is the amount of money they’ve spent to acquire that traffic, so what you see from their earnings (in the above screenshot) is not their net earnings.
The trick about buying traffic is that when you spend a dollar, you’ll expect to break-even on the front-end offer.
Hypothetically, when you spent $1 to get 10 eyeballs (leads) on your front-end $1 offer, you’ll hope that at least 1 person buys the offer, so that you’ll break even, otherwise you’ll be losing money.
Problem is, buying traffic from mainstream sources, like Facebook or Google, cost a lot of money. You’ll be happy to get $0.50 per lead from these sources.
I see it too often that people are just feeding Facebook and Google with money without earning a single cent.
That’s why, I prefer to get free traffic. Yes, it will take a lot of time, but your efforts will be paid off ten fold or more as you gain authority online. If you like to learn how I build an authority online and get free traffic, you can find out more here.
Even with the Banger Method Coaching program, you’ll need to set aside some money to buy traffic and drive them to your offer.
So, if you really want to make money quickly, without the regard of risking money purchasing traffic, The Banger Method may be the right program for you.
The Banger Method Revealed
As I’ve said, the missing piece of the equation is “Traffic”, and how do you get them.
I would hope that the Banger Method will explain this and give you some direction on the sources of traffic, but unfortunately, there isn’t any info on this.
The first thing you need to do for the Banger Method to work is to create your affiliate account with the following programs:
- WP Social Contact
- Traffic Xtractor 2.0
- SyVid Software
- Recastly Software
- Leadifly Software
They say that it is usually quite difficult to get your affiliate account approved when you are not the Banger Method’s member. But honestly, it is not that difficult.
Generally, you are going to promote the 5 affiliate products above to make money.
The next step is to go through the lessons…
There are basically 6 Core Training in the program, and it takes less than an hour to complete all of them.
Here’s the summary:
Core Training #1: Filtering Your Traffic (Approximately 8 minutes)
Let me quote a sentence from the video “You will get some traffic from Google, clicks from say like Facebook, steam it or Medium, Linkedin articles, all the places that you usually drive traffic from” – How do you get traffic from those sources? If I’m a complete newbie, I’ll be confused and stuck!
The Banger Method is all about building bonus pages.
What you can learn from this video is that you should not send your traffic directly to your affiliate offer, because you will be wasting traffic.
You should send them to your bonus page where you will capture your lead’s email address, then you send them to your affiliate offer.
This way, you are building your email list (your digital asset) where you will be able to promote other offers to your list in the future.
The next part of the video, Mark Hess walks you through how to build a bonus page from “scratch”…
Firstly, he will show you how to grab the “Form code” from the WP Response Pro Plugin, and put it in the OptimizePress plugin to create a
Here’s what is missing…
They don’t tell you is that you need to buy a domain name and web hosting, they expect you to already know it.
Then, I was an OptimizePress user and it is not exactly user-friendly. I spent an entire day figuring that plugin, even when I have some technical skills.
What’s more is that you need to have an email autoresponder account (like Aweber or Getresponse) in order for this to work.
Now, if I am a newbie, will I know how to do all that? Absolutely not!
Core Training #2: 3x Conversion Rate (about 4 minutes)
All this video is saying is to reinforce the fact that driving traffic to your bonus page works better than driving traffic directly to an affiliate offer.
Mark Hess shows you some proof that their bonus pages converts better as opposed to the sales page of the affiliate product.
At the end of the video, you’ll be provided with the links to the bonus pages.
They give you the authority to copy the entire content of the bonus pages.
Core Training #3: Structuring Bonus Pages (10 Min 33 Sec)
In this video, you’ll learn that the more bonuses you have, the more likely the lead will click through to your affiliate offer and buy.
This is called bonus stacking.
Basically, you put the exclusive bonus at the top of the bonus page, and you filter down the other bonuses, stacking one bonus after another in a structured manner on a webpage like:
Imagine this is a Webpage
Exclusive Bonus Name and Image (at the top)
Bonus #1 Name
Bonus #1 Image
Bonus #2 Name
Bonus #2 Image
The Banger Method recommends “Commission Gorilla V2”. I’ve never heard of it, and when I click on that link, I’ve got an error message:
Core Training #4: Creating Custom Bonuses (9 Min 45 Sec)
The trick to get people to sign up to your affiliate product instead of signing up through someone else’s, is to provide bonuses that no one else can offer.
You stand out from the crowd by providing unique bonuses.
I also learn that you can use anything as a bonus, even if it’s not created by you.
You can leverage on other people’s work and make it your own. You can say that if you sign up through my affiliate page, I will send you a blog post (not written by you) that gives you value.
As long as it provides value, it’s ok to put it as a bonus.
Hmm… What a sneaky tactic!
Core Training #5: Delivering Your Bonuses (2 Min 47 Sec)
This video shows you how to add a bonus page to JVZoo, an affiliate network that vendor uses to sell their digital product.
When your referral buys a product through your affiliate link, they will be provided with the bonuses you spoke about before their purchase.
All you have to do, is login to your JVZoo account, and add your Bonus Page URL at the Bonus Section of the affiliate affiliate product.
Core Training #6: Tricks and Tools (6 min 39 Sec)
When you create your bonus page, the color scheme of your bonus should match the affiliate offer page that you are promoting. This creates higher conversion rate.
Also, this video shows you all of the tools that they used to create their bonus pages:
- And Colorzilla
The Banger Method’s Claims
In the FAQ section it says this:
Now, I am going to debunk all of the claims they make, and you decide if this is a good program to join.
Claim #2 Is this Method Really New?
Of course, if you are a total newbie, this will be totally new to you, but as a person who’ve been in this industry for some time, this method is kinda overused already, but it still works.
Claim #3 When they say newbie-friendly, do you really mean newbie-friendly?
Reading all of the information that I’ve shared with you above, do you think this is program is newbie-friendly? I’ll let you decide.
Claim #4 How much time does it take to get started?
It takes more than 45 minutes. You’ll have to understand how autoresponder works, how to integrate the “form code” with your page builder, how your page builder works, how to create your bonus page.
After that, you’ll have to learn how to find traffic sources yourself, and you’ll have to learn how paid traffic works.
What’s more is that you’ll have to figure it out yourself.
If you are a newbie, I would say it will take days, if not weeks, to get things going. Most likely, you’ll be stuck.
Claim #5 How long until I start making money with this?
What they don’t tell you is that you have to invest money, and of course, you may make some money, but your overall may lose money.
Plus, it is a ridiculous claim to make you excited about joining the program. Through my experience, I’ve never seen any newbie who started to profit (income > expenses) within a few hours, let alone a few days.
Yes, you can earn some money, but overall you will most likely be in the red.
Claim #6 How much time do I need to invest daily with this method?
This claim is just ridiculous! A few minutes a day to keep the money flowing?
Please! If it is that easy, everyone can quit their job.
My Sincere Advice to You
I am sure the founders, Mark Hess, Brendan Mace and Michael Thomas, do have a lot to offer, but I’m not sure if this is for complete newbies.
This is not a course that will teach you how to build an online business from scratch step-by-step (if you want that type of course, you can click here), this is just a course that bangs on bonus offers to stay ahead of your competition.
I was a beginner several years ago, and if I was to join The Banger Method then, I would probably be stuck.
You’ll have to purchase the 1-on-1 coaching program ($1,997) or the 40 step-by-step training videos ($197), in order for this to work.
In general, I wouldn’t say this is a scam, even though they do not deliver what they promise, but I wouldn’t recommend that you join.
There are tons of educational training programs out there like The Banger Method, but only a few will get you to where you want to be.
If you are serious about building an online business from scratch and generating a full-time income online, I suggest that you check out this program.
I’ve tried and tested it, and I am the living proof that the program works. It has even provided me with the financial cushion that allows me to fire my boss and work full-time online (Read my Story).
Thank you so much for reading this review!
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