Welcome to my Work From No Home review. Let’s hang out together and see if Peng Joon and John Chow’s new system is any good… Cool?
The only affiliate marketing courses that really get me excited are the ones that teach you how to profit from simple affiliate sites and free Google traffic.
That’s why I was stoked to get my hands on Peng Joon and John Chow’s new Work From No Home system.
A system that was designed with the post-Panda and post-Penguin environment in mind. If you’ve been on Cash Review before, you know I’m a huge fan of both Google Sniper and Bring The Fresh.
The only glaring negative aspect to both of those systems is that each one was created before all the recent Google madness.
Granted, each course has made minor updates and add-on videos to account for these algorithm shifts… but it still feels slightly outdated at times, leaving you wondering if the blueprint will work right NOW, in 2012 and 2013…
Having that uneasy feeling myself, I recently starting a live, ongoing Google Sniper case study to either prove or disprove the effectiveness of George Brown’s sniping manual for the present day.
The results so far have been very impressive (be sure to check out all the episodes to see my commission earnings in real time).
… having rediscovered the ‘badassness’ of Google Sniper, even here in late 2012, I was even more pumped to dig into Work From No Home.
I was sure Peng Joon would have some stealth tactics that would help me to take my already successful sniper portfolio to a new level.
What I got was… well… not exactly what I expected.
I’ll go from top to bottom, starting with the sales process…
Of course, Work From No Home wouldn’t be a true “make money online” ClickBank product without some upsells. So, here’s what I was hit with:
Upsell #1 was a $37 per month membership into Peng Joon’s done-for-you niche website area.
Basically, you get 8 ready-to-launch website templates, complete with graphics, sales pages, products – the whole deal. I always purchase the upsells when I’m reviewing a product (how else am I going to give an honest review, right?)…
… and this one wasn’t my cup of tea.
I got exactly what I paid for, which is what I was afraid of: PLR junk.
I’ve never been a big fan of PLR material though, so my outlook is a little biased. Peng even says himself that to really make this successful, you’d need to put your own personal touch into refining the content.
If you ask me, it’d be easier to just start from scratch yourself and give it 110% effort from the get-go. In the end, you’ll feel a lot better about what you’re promoting or giving away (or however you plan on using it).
Personally, I wouldn’t bother with the first upsell if I were you.
The second upsell carries a $97 price tag and lands you a comprehensive outsourcing guide.
This upsell is more worthwhile in my opinion, as pretty much all of the mundane tasks you’ll have to perform with the Work From No Home system can (and probably should) be outsourced – at least, at some point.
If you don’t have previous experience with outsourcing, this upsell provides you with the following benefits:
- Peng Joon’s own personal network of reliable outsourcers
- Communication and negotiation best practices
- Key factors in outsourcing SEO, copy, back-linking, website design, etc
- A look into Peng’s no-nonsense guidelines for outsourcing effectively
After looking through this section thoroughly and going through the core materials, you should purchase this upsell… otherwise, I fear you might get overwhelmed and throw in the towel.
(Keep reading to see what I mean).
By far, the coolest upsell was #3.
Just like George Brown’s first Google Sniper upsell, Joon offers an all-access pass to a live case study he’s conducted using his exact formula. The cost is $67 and I think it’s a total no-brainer.
I’m a HUGE fan of case studies. This proves the techniques you’re learning actually work and also provides a great surge of motivation.
Any time I see a profitable case study, I’m buzzing with excitement to go and follow suit with my own profitable version.
Just one problem…
I never received access to this case study after purchasing.
I put in a support ticket yesterday and have yet to hear back. I’ll have to stop back and update this portion if/when I do.
Now, there is a possibility that I already have access to the case study and just don’t realize it.
Because, within the navigation menu, I see a “30 Day Action Plan” – this ‘might’ be the upsell, but if it is, I’d be even more disappointed since there’s no case study about it.
Rather, it’s just a general 30-day guideline with no live proof of a Peng Joon website that’s making money.
Fingers crossed that this ISN’T the case and hey, who knows… maybe it was just a technical glitch where I didn’t receive the email that granted me access.
To be continued as far as the outcome of upsell #3 goes ;-)
First, I’ll discuss the format.
Surprisingly, the core content is delivered almost entirely via a well-organized series of blog posts.
I dig the architecture and step-by-step layout.
However, and this was a fairly big issue for me, I don’t enjoy reading all that much and would’ve preferred to see more video tutorials.
Although Peng usually had a short personal video introducing each module, the rest was essentially all text.
I found myself getting a little bored and losing focus.
Whether or not that’s a negative for you depends on your learning preference. Some people are opposite of me and love reading. If that’s the case, the teaching format quickly becomes a positive for you.
As far as the actual system – the meat and potatoes, if you will – I was a little disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong, for a measly $37, Peng Joon and John Chow certainly over-delivered. Seriously. It’s crazy comprehensive.
But that comprehensiveness can also become a downfall, depending on the eyes of the beholder.
For me, the material seemed to get a little long-winded.
And more importantly, I was looking for more specifics. I cannot stand affiliate marketing courses that are too general and the Work From No Home system is pretty damn general in nature.
Again, I don’t want to be too harsh, because hell, we’re talking about getting a wealth of knowledge for less than $40.
But I couldn’t help finding myself comparing it to Google Sniper 2.0, whereby I think the Google Sniper manual is shorter, more to the point and more specific in terms of the direct action steps you need to take to ensure your websites make money.
I did, however, appreciate how Peng Joon went into a lot of background detail as to why you’re doing things a certain way with his course.
It’s super important to understand Google and what they want out of your website to make sure their ‘Googlers’ have the ultimate search experience (because when you give Google what they want, you’ll get what you want — top page one rankings!).
Peng discusses the Panda and Penguin algorithm updates extensively, which is something both Google Sniper and Bring The Fresh have not entirely done.
He also shares some advanced YouTube and Press Release marketing techniques, which are pretty awesome.
My main beef with the overall blueprint is that everything is sorta high level overview type stuff.
Being an advanced affiliate marketer, I could take what Joon suggests and go off and make it happen, no problem. But the true newbie would need a lot more hand-holding, such as over-the-shoulder videos that walk you through each step.
Warrior Forum Reviews
I’ve shared my thoughts on the Work From No Home program. But it’s always nice to see what others have to say.
And one of the places I like to sneak a peek at is the Warrior Forum.
Here’s a screenshot of what one guy had to say, which I think is pretty spot-on:
This comment reminded me of another beef I had that I forgot about above – not only did I not enjoy reading all of the material, but this was compounded by the fact that he chose a super small font.
I know all these hours staring at the computer screen have worsened my vision for sure, but I’m only 31 and feel like a lot of people may find it hard to read the tiny font.
Another thing I was super curious about is the website Peng Joon used for his sales page vacation extravaganza.
On the sales page, you see him taking a vacation over here to the good ole’ United States.
And, while he’s out living the good life, he shows his ClickBank account blowing up with what I assumed were affiliate commissions.
I was hoping inside the Work From No Home course, he’d reveal the website that was generating all that cash.
To my disappointment, not only did Joon not reveal the website, but he apparently used tricky marketing to make us assume these profits were made using his killer system…
… when in fact, they were VENDOR profits from when he launched the Work From No Home system.
This Warrior Forum member spills the beans:
Is it too much to ask for to show just one tiny example of where your specific system has produced favorable results?
At least George Brown, Kelly Felix and Mike Long (creators of Google Sniper and Bring The Fresh, respectively) have real proof of real websites they’ve ranked and made real money with.
Very annoying and misleading, in my opinion. I’m just sayin’…
Update: Peng Joon left a comment below and stated his side of the story. To be fair to him, the Warrior Forum member and I may have jumped to conclusion on this. I’d still like to see proof that the money earned was indeed using this system – and not a big email list or something like that. I suggested Peng add this as a case study upsell. He’s obviously interested in what his buyers are saying and that’s really cool to see, so props to Peng for that…
The Work From No Home system is far from a scam.
This is a very legitimate, extremely thorough, well-organized course that covers all the critical tasks involved with launching (and scaling) an affiliate marketing business that runs off free Google traffic.
If you’re an SEO geek like myself and you’ve got $37 and a free weekend to devote to consuming the content…
… and if you’re okay with reading, as opposed to watching videos…
… AND you’re beyond a ‘newbie’ who’s got some initiative to work hard and manage the many content creation, on-page and off-page SEO and outsourcing tasks presented inside the training…
… I say go for it.
On the other hand, if you prefer a video-based course and need something less comprehensive and more specific – a system that really spoon feeds you a more exact action plan…
… I’d still give Google Sniper the nod and recommend you go with that instead.
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- Brad Campbell