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  1. Oluwatoyin says:

    Stephan, thank you for opening my eyes to the hidden part of IM Newbies. I love, your style of writing.
    Toyin.

  2. Hi there! I just finished reading your review of IM Newbie and though I would just share my thoughts with you. I have been into internet marketing for some time and have built quite a few WordPress websites. I still don’t mess about with databases after doing this for several years! There really is no need.

    It seems like every man and his dog is releasing some training that supposedly is perfect for beginners. The problem is, I think most of the writers forget what it’s like to be a complete newbie.

    I think this is one product I won’t be recommending any time soon, based on what you have told us here. I thank you for the information though.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Andrew, appreciate your thoughts!

  3. Nice review! Signed-up to your newsletter and will be reading more of what you have to offer!

    I have to say I’m glad I chose Wealthy Affiliate as the layout of IM Newbie does not look that great.

    Thanks for sharing, it was intuitive and well written.

    I will be in touch soon!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      You’re welcome Josh, thanks for chiming in…

  4. Hi Stephan,

    Actually this is quite topical for me. I’ve been looking at the best ways to build an email list for the last day or two and it’s difficult to find the right answers.

    I know how to do it technically but how do you get people to actually sign up to your list if you don’t have enough traffic?

    Does this IM Newbie course cover this aspect or is it just technical training videos?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Craig, thanks for the comment and question…Kevin actually uses Facebook ads as a means to generate traffic to one’s blog.

  5. Hi Stephan,

    Great write up of this product. It sounds like they try and push the concepts of IM through too fast. Beginners need to take their time and build solid foundation at their own pace.

    Of course, I dislike being barraged with up-sells once I’ve paid my dues. I want to focus on what I just bought!

    Thanks for sharing, cheers!
    – Oren

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Oren!

  6. Hi Stephan,

    Really balanced review, thank you. I find it really frustrated when you buy in to programmes like this, only to find that there is a bucket full of add ons you have to buy into to make any headway.

    I was really interested to see what your no 1 reccomendation was and can fully endorse Wealthy Affiliate – it’s fantastic program that provides great support and an amazing community.

    Cheers,

    Mike

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Mike, appreciate it!

  7. Thanks for the review. I was having such a pleasing moment reading your article. I have to be honest here, nope, IM Newbie is definitely not my choice. Here are some of the obvious reasons why I’m rejecting it.

    Irrelevant product name
    The author already pointed out that IM Newbie is not exactly newbie friendly at all where so many advanced pieces of training were featured. It causes confusion and affects the effectiveness on the overall online business progression. In my opinion, the root and the foundation are the main core if any business owner wants to achieve success online, get it right, then success is definitely within your grasp.

    Numerous upsells
    I’m not a big fan of upsells and honestly, I hate them. I mean, I wouldn’t expect a total complete training module with just a price of $10. The owner has, to be honest, if he thinks the product is worthy of a price beyond $10, then just name it because ultimately it’s customers that will decide for themselves. I don’t mind paying for more if this product has its values and is able to assist newbies to get started online, even if the price is way more expensive than every upsells plus the initial $10 combined. I’m more than willing to pay for it.

    In my opinion, a better way of approach would be like naming the product “The Complete Step by Step Training For Newbies Getting Started Online” and then put an appropriate price tag on it. Say, $199 for example that includes every training and information needed to getting started online, weekly webinars, live support, one to one coaching, daily tutorials, and task to be accomplished, weekly progress evaluation. That way, it looks more acceptable to me. Sadly, IM Newbie failed in this regard.

    Not to mention IM Newbie is not specifically driven at all. I mean, isn’t it this product prepared for newbies? Then what’s the point of the other advanced pieces of training that none of the newbies are capable of digesting?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Well, David, you just took the words out of my mouth! 😉 Thanks for weighing in with your insightful thoughts.

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