Hi all and welcome to my review of Earn Easy Commissions (now its called My Online Startup), it has been a while since I wrote this review and I had totally forgotten about it. I decided to update this review, so I had to check out if the system had changed.
Not to my surprise, not only had the system changed but they now go by the name of My Online StartUp. One of my original criticisms of Mr Chuck was that he kept changing his programs and that is why I found it hard to recommend his products.
However, I kept an open mind when I signed up for his new system and the following is a brief review of the My Online StartUp system.
My Online StartUp Review
So, what are my thoughts on this new system from Chuck Nguyen?
The brains behind My Online StartUp is Chuck Ngyuen, you may or may not be familiar with that name. Over the years Chuck has been involved in various programs, his last one (which I was affiliated for a short time) was called Earn Easy Commissions.
He made the same bold claims about Earn Easy Commissions which obviously did not meet expectations and so he has had to revamp and rename the system. Now he has developed another program that I was initially very sceptical of, however, it is free to sign up and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of training videos.
My Online StartUp Members Area
My Online StartUp is a free training program that will teach you the basics of how to make money online. Its training program is delivered completely via video tutorials and contains 9 modules with a total of 51 videos.
These videos vary in length, some are quite in-depth while others are not so much.
The main method of making money online it teaches it through affiliate marketing, which is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to start an online business.
As I said, I wasn’t expecting much from this program because my previous experience with Chucks system was not so good.
However, this is a decent affiliate marketing training program and the video tutorials are well-made they are mainly targeted for absolute beginners.
If you are unsure of what affiliate marketing is and how its works, these videos will help you understand better.
Something else beginners will find helpful (and I hope this continues), is that you can comment on each of the videos and someone from Chuck’s team will leave a reply. So, if something is unclear to you, you can just ask a question and someone will try and help you.
There are a couple of things I do not wholly agree with, especially his main traffic generation method which is solo ads. Solo das are not a bad source of traffic, but despite what people say, it is expensive and it is hard to find trustworthy solo ad traffic sellers.
Also, solo ads really only work with a few niches and from what I have seen, it’s mainly in the health, wealthy and dating niche that solo ads may return some positive ROI for you.
There is one other video that caught my eye and I believe I should warn you about it.
Its titled forum marketing and while this is still a relevant form of marketing, its the actual forum the video concentrates on that troubles me.
The video suggests you go to the infamous Warrior Forum to go and generate leads and while this can work, especially if you a more experienced marketer. If you are a complete newbie, you will most definitely get distracted by the many get rich quick schemes that are sold on the Warrior Forum Market place.
However, overall, I am impressed by the video tutorials in the member’s area and as it is completely free, I do recommend you check it out.
My Online StartUp – Products
There are a couple of other products that you can purchase from within the member’s area, these are completely optional and they may be of some help but they are not necessary.
DFY System – This is done for you lead generation system that will help you build your email list. It is free but you will need to invest in a few products and services like an autoresponder, link tracking service and a solo ad service (Udimi). They will provide you with a high converting lead capture page and 250 follow up emails that will promote a variety of products and services.
I am not a huge fan of these kinds of services as it seems like making money online is easy, if you just have everything in place, which is very misleading. Sure, you can make money with it but it is not as easy as it sounds and it really is to your benefit, if you learned how to generate leads by yourself.
Free Blog System – This is apparently still in beta mode as they plan on providing more services in the future, for the time being, all they will do is set up a WordPress blog on their recommended hosting program. The setup is free (although it’s not very difficult to set up a WordPress blog), you will need to invest in hosting service and their recommendation is A2. I personally have no experience with this service, but from what I see, they do provide decent WordPress Hosting.
They will also install a premium theme (Extra from Elegant Themes) and some premium plugins (also from Elegant Themes).
A word of advice, Elegant Themes are the developers of two of the most popular WordPress themes, namely Divi and Extra. However, I do not recommend them for simple blogs, they are code-heavy and use a lot of server resources and unless you sign up for dedicated WordPress hosting and know a little bit of WordPress speed optimisation, your website will be very slow loading. How do I know? because of this site used to have the Extra theme installed and although I do not have many blog posts, the website was very slow.
If you want a fast loading WordPress blog, install the GeneratePress theme (which is the fastest loading WordPress theme is free) and sign up for either the following hosting service;
Plus I also believe learning how to set up a WordPress site by yourself will help you in the long term as you will gain a valuable skill set.
Partner Program – $197 (One Time Fee)
This is their only paid upgrade, it’s a one-time fee and gives you access to a few more features and a more lucrative affiliate program. You get access to the forum, case studies, and Chuck’s previous products. It used to be called ‘Insider Level’ but it has been changed to Partner Program.
It has been suggested for a very long time that the pricing will change to a monthly subscription plan for the Partner Program, but every time I log in to the membership area to see if anything has been updated (not much), I am always greeted with the following message:
I don’t know if they are serious or it’s just a marketing tactic but that message has been there for the past year (it is now 2021), maybe longer.
My Final thoughts
My Online StartUp provides some good training material on how to set up an affiliate marketing business. I do recommend you sign up for the free course because it may be beneficial especially if you are a newbie. However, I would not recommend their lead generation system or DFY blog system because you can learn to do it yourself and that is the only way you will succeed in this industry.
In my opinion, the best affiliate marketing training program is Wealthy Affiliate, they are my no.1 recommendation for absolute beginners and they have a 15-year track record of success. They have produced thousands of success stories over the years, including mine which you can read about here.
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