Is Coffee Shop Millionaire a Scam?
Name: Coffee Shop Millionaire
Price: $37 per month
Owners: Anthony Trister
The Coffee Shop Millionaire program features training designed to teach the basics of internet marketing. The name “millionaire” gives false expectations, but beyond this the site has no such claims. The owner, Anthony Trister, is a great salesman but that doesn’t mean CSM is a good product.
Who Can Benefit From CSM?
Coffee Shop Millionaire is marketed to users of every level of experience. This is because of the training modules offered. These modules are fairly easy to follow and can be reviewed as often as you need to.
Because there is no active community, if you are looking to network or need support, you will be disappointed. Generally, the training seems to require some Internet marketing experience. So if you are completely new to the industry, CSM is not for you.
Support over at Coffee Shop Millionaire is weak. There is an email address and phone number for customer support, but I never received a response.
A lot of easy questions go unanswered within the community. The program claims to have a responsive community but I’d have to disagree. The Facebook page is full of complaints that receive no responses. This is an indication of limited support.
Training and Tools:
All of the information that you need to get started is covered in the 12 training modules. There are additional videos that cover more information. You can also ask questions in the community forum. However, don’t expect a quick response.
There is a training section that outlines “cash machines.” This section covers topics like local economy, submitting articles, video and email marketing. All of these are valid techniques, but not enough information is given to implement them successfully.
The Price – Plus Upsells:
Membership at Coffee Shop Millionaire costs $37 per month. The first upsell comes immediately, when you are asked to upgrade to the “Six Figure Success Club.” This will cost you an additional $297.
Upsells are a common technique in the industry. It’s a dirty trick. Gurus get you into the program for cheap and then ask you to pay for an upgrade. Your initial $37 becomes $334.
You will also have to pay for your domain, hosting, and creating your website. These are all things that you need in order to be successful with the program but they are not included in the $37 investment.
If you prefer avoiding upsells, then avoid CSM altogether.
Pros and Cons
- Cheap investment cost per month.
- No false advertising regarding earning potential and workload.
- The positive reviews, found online, are the direct result of a GURU launch.
- Too many upsells.
- Hidden expenses that must be paid each month.
- Outdated training.
- Even the most experienced members are not going to earn a “million,” despite the name.
- There are a ton of complaints from members.
- Currently, there is no mentoring or support offered.
The Final Word…
Coffee Shop Millionaire is an OKAY program, but the amount of upsells make it unethical for me to recommend it.
The training is pretty good, but in a lot of cases it doesn’t provide enough information for you to succeed.
Two very important factors, especially when you are first starting out in affiliate marketing, are missing. Those are community and support. The ability to network and ask questions are CRUCIAL, and CSM just doesn’t do these factors justice.
Do you have any personal experience with Coffee Shop Millionaire? I’d love to hear it! Leave it in a comment below!