Back After A 6 Year Hiatus

22 January, 2015 (23:30) | Uncategorized | By: Ari

Well it’s been over 6 years since I wrote my last post on Rommo.net. Let’s just say that I have been busy pursuing other projects of the last several years. In fact I almost forgot about this blog and it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I decided to get back to it. Unfortunately because the blog was left unattended for so many years, my WordPress became out of date and with that it wasnt online anymore. But the amazing thing about WordPress is that all you need to do is update some of the source files and everything comes back. This would have only been possible if I kept my hosting account active which thankfully I did.

So some of you (if any of you are still out there) might be wondering why I would bother with maintaining a blog that is so old. Well there are a few reasons why:

1. This blog was started back in 2006 when blogs were really just starting to catch on. A blog that old has a certain status to it. Possibly even may help with the search rankings.

2. I am still interested in making money online and researching online money making opportunities (rommo).

3. (This is really part of 2. Sort of like a 2a but I wanted to add another point so I am calling it 3.) There are so many make money products on the market now that I am dying to review them and provide some honest feedback.

Yeah I know what you are thinking. There is really no difference between number 3 and number 2. But the truth is that there is a difference. Number 2 is about my personal quest to make money online which I havent really done yet and number 3 is about specific products that I really want to write about.

One of the big changes for me over the last 6 years is my knowledge in online marketing. Since 2008, I have worked as an Adwords account manager with massive budgets for online Forex companies and a media buyer for a super affiliate in the online gaming / casino niche. So my online marketing knowledge has changed significantly. Anyway, its time to get this site up and running again. If you have any questions always feel free to give me a shout.

Make Money Online Without Buying A “Money Making Product”

30 May, 2008 (20:12) | Uncategorized | By: Ari

Ok I am going to try to keep this post very short. If you are seriously interested in making money online then dont bother with buying a money making product. Instead read these two links below and you’ll have a wealth of information and with that a zillion questions. Anyone interested in making money with Clickbank need not buy any of those products telling you that you could make lots of money online because all that information is free in the Clickbank forum hosted on Digitalpoint.com.

Read this link first:
The Best Advice I Could Ever Give A ClickBank Newbie Affiliate Marketer.

And then once you understand the information read this next link.
10K/Month Clickbank Method

Both these posts are exploding with information. If you have lots of questions then open an account on digital point and ask away. Or you could just search for your answer using the search tool in the forums.

The second link is a gem. It is written by a woman named Amy Cheung. At the end of her long post is a link to her eBook titled “How I Do 10K on Clickbank Every Month“. I just checked it out, her eBook is over a hundred pages long and absolutely free. She also just started a forum designed to help people make money online. The forum was just launched this month so it may take a little while until it grows.

Read the links over and over again and ask lots of questions or search the forums for answers.

Good luck and keep everyone posted on your successes.

Google Money Pro Sales Page (website) Review Part I

24 March, 2008 (19:11) | Uncategorized | By: Ari

I have been hearing a lot about Google Money Pro lately and decided to check out the site. It seems that this product has been around for some time now.

After checking out the product website, I decided to write this review. This is a review of the Google Money Pro’s landing page (website).

If you haven’t done so already, please check out the Google Money Pro website and go through a few pages. This is necessary if you want to understand what this review is focusing on.

I plan on purchasing the product to provide a detailed review but first what I am doing here is listing some of my issues and expectations of the product based on what Steven Holdaway mentions on his site.

I have also read some online opinions of his product on various internet forums.

First of all, I have to say that his proof is quite impressive. He has a video showing how much he’s making so I have no doubt that he is actually making that much money. However as one person pointed out in a Forum on digitalpoint.com the money you see him making in the video is not as an advertiser but rather as a publisher. In other words, he makes all this money everyday through people selling his product.

First of all, in his sales letter, he is saying that he makes money as an affiliate, but, according to the picture located here gmoneypro.com/clickbank-day-proof2.htm it shows that he is making money as a PUBLISHER. That is like a mismatch and deceptive advertising.

gmp-publisher.jpg

If you look at the above screenshot you can see that the affiliate column is left blank. When you become an affiliate for Clickbank products every time you make a sale your affiliate ID appears in the column with the heading “Affiliate”. The name of the product you are selling appears in the “Publisher” column. So from the screenshot above it is clear that its his product that is being sold and since his affiliate column is empty it tells me that all the money he’s making is from thousands of people selling his product.

I agree with the poster on the Digitalpoint forum. This is deceptive advertising. Many people seeing the video will think that they could easily make that much money if they buy his product and apply his techniques.

Let me first explain to people interested in making this much money how difficult it actually is. Even if you do buy his product and even if he does tell you step by step how to make lots and lots of money this is what you’re looking at.

Lets say that he wasnt the publisher for all that money he made selling his product above and instead he was an affiliate who set up Google Adword ads to market his product.

According to the screenshot on his website for Jan 6, 2007 he had 318 orders and made $6895. Thats in one day. There was a sale every 4 minutes with an average commission per product of $22.

If we use the conversion rate 2.584% based on information that he provided in another screenshot on the same page, (which we get when we divide 13 sales by 503 clicks) then to get to 318 sales he would need to have 12,307 clicks on his Google Adword ads. With an average cost per click of $.10 it would cost him $1,230 to advertise a day. It requires a lot of work and constant tweaking to get keywords that cheap. If you are just starting out with Adwords you would be lucky if you only had to pay $.20 a click. At that rate, it would cost you $2,461 for 12,307 clicks. Yet you would still be making a profit.

Now this is only if you have a conversion rate of 2.5%. However if you have an average conversion rate of 1/100 or 1% (One sale per hundred people clicking on your adword ad. This figure is based on many discussions in several topics on Digitalpoint.com forums. This is a general number and varies depending on the person and experience. But this is the conversion that people are told to expect when working with Google Adwords.) then for 12,307 clicks you would only have 123 sales. So it would cost you $2,461 to make $2,596. Your profit after all the work would be $135.

However, I have been using Adwords for awhile now and many keywords cost me as high as $.40 to get my ad on the front page of Google search results. At $.40 a click it would cost $4,923 to get 12,307 clicks. With a conversion rate of 1% you would be losing thousands everyday. $4,923 minus $2596 = $2,327 loss.

I hope the above information gave you a somewhat realistic idea of what to expect if you use Google adwords with the hope of making thousands from it.

My next area of focus with the Google Money Pro sales page, besides how easy he makes it seem to make so much money and his false representation of his affiliate commissions, will deal with the claims he makes about his product.

Why I have decided to remove virtually all Adsense ads from Rommo.net

6 February, 2008 (16:04) | Uncategorized | By: Ari

As some of you might have noticed, I have removed Adsense Ads from my site. Its not really a major loss since I haven’t been making all that much off the ads in the first place. I have come to this decision after reading a post from Trent at his blog called The Simple Dollar. Trent decided to remove Adsense from his blog because of the type of ads being shown didn’t agree with the type of site he was running. The Simple Dollar is a blog designed to help people make better financial decisions and improve their life. On the other hand, most of the ads displayed were from “from payday loan places, credit card brokerages, shady subprime lenders, and such.”

I have designed Rommo.net to help people avoid lousy money making products and scams. However, most, if not all, of the ads displayed on this site are in conflict with that purpose. Therefore, I have decided to remove Adsense advertising from ROMMO so that I could have better control over what’s displayed here.

As a result, I have decided to make a change to my initial position of not having any affiliate referral links to having only ones for products that I think are honest. Without affiliate commissions there would simply be no way for me to maintain the costs of purchasing and reviewing products and running this site.