There are many affiliate marketing programs online that claim to make you “BIG BUCKS!” Six Figure Mentors (SFM) is one of them!
We have been a member of SFM therefore, we can give a review that is honest and impartial that we (myself and my wife) experienced. If you are thinking of joining SFM but not quite sure then keep reading as you might come to a shocking discovery!
Is SFM a scam?
Before we say anything, we would like to make it clear that SFM is not a scam so relax…but the real questions are:
- How much cash have you got to spare?
- How patient are you?
- How many up sells can you handle?
You will need to put aside $2,500 to $20,000 to learn any concrete knowledge of internet marketing.
You will have to be extremely patient as you will face many barriers frequently which we will tell you from our experience and break it down for you.
Break Down of Costs
- Joining fee – will cost you $29.95 and you will have to complete an application
- SFM Essential membership – will cost you $297 upfront, plus $97 a month
- Elite Membership – will cost you $2,500 per year
- Silver (Digital Experts Academy – DEA) – will cost you $2,500 (plus Elite Membership Fee $2,500 per year)
- Gold (Digital Experts Academy – DEA) – will cost you $8,000 (plus Elite Membership Fee $2,500 per year)
- Platinum (Digital Experts Academy – DEA) – will cost you $11,000 (plus Elite Membership Fee $2,500 per year)
- Black (Digital Experts Academy – DEA) – will cost you $20,000 (plus Elite Membership Fee $2,500 per year)
Trial Membership – $29.95
In order for you to be accepted as a member, you have to provide a lot of personal details such as your monthly income, your savings, your personal goals etc. However this is refundable within 30 days.
The 30-day trial will not give you anything that you cannot find and learn for free online. So the trial is nothing special. It simply gives you access to SFM’s introductory course that involves all around what you will be doing using their different programs and how you can be successful online, but doesn’t really teach you or show you how.
If you want to be taught actual affiliate marketing and get 2 free websites all for free, then join our number one recommended program.
The application fee of $29.95, will give you access to SFM’s module 1 – introduction course, where you will be introduced to the process of money making, why it’s important to have a website, the different forms of advertisement, list building requirements and giving value to your visitors/customers.
SFM will explain to you all the different systems they have and how much commission you could make by promoting them. In essence, they would love you to promote their products more than anything and that is what we experienced as a member.
SFM Essential membership – $297 upfront, plus $97 a month
For this significant amount of fee, you will get access to 5 modules. Module 1 is the introduction which we have already discussed above. Module 2 is about your blueprint. This is where they tell you the importance of having a blueprint and how similar it is to constructing a brick and mortar building.
As we said earlier you will need a lot of patience because when we were working through the modules we kept coming across many barriers that stopped us progressing further and learning at our own pace and time.
For example at the end of part 1 of module 2 we had to book for a live orientation workshop webinar where new members get together and share their reasons of joining SFM etc. We had to wait for our system consultant to book us in and email a link to us which took about a week. We had no choice but to wait and were not allowed to move forward without attending this orientation workshop. This was very frustrating for us and we felt like we wasted a whole week.
So far nothing was learnt and we found the orientation workshop a complete waste of time, which was 4 hours long (non-stop) by the way. It was just 2 SFM trainers whom had picked 2 new members and all they did is asked them why they joined, what they want to get out of SFM and nobody else was really included or communicated with.
We just sat there till 12am (BST time) and were waiting in anticipation when are they going to teach us something of true value. But guess what, we got no value. So we continued till the very end, for the sake of getting a code which will allow us to unlock the next module (talk about barriers!)
As part of module 2, you also have to complete trajectory worksheets where you have to show them your past 10 years of income, assets and any debt you may have. My life worksheets, my bucket list, productivity planner etc. This was not optional and if you are like us, we just wanted to get on with learning the business side of affiliate marketing and get our website up and running.
BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED WITH SFM! However, it did happen with this program right from day 1 of joining it.
Module 3 – system setup
Another application needs filling in because we had to tell SFM how do we plan to promote their products, how much can we afford to pay for their products, and what is our monthly budget for promoting their products. We started feeling trapped and it seemed all about SFM and less of actually learning and promoting products of our choice such as Amazon, eBay etc.
We started losing patience and felt a lot of frustration because it was just video after video of Sturat Ross (co-founder of SFM) going on and on about his stories, his struggles, his personal life, but NEVER taught us anything about real business, the REAL reason we signed up for. We wanted to somehow squeeze some lessons on affiliate marketing out of Stuart’s videos (but it wasn’t possible LOL). The guy can talk for the world but personally we didn’t learn anything new.
Elite membership – $2,500 per year, plus $97 a month
To move onto module 4, can you guess what we needed? we think you’ve guessed it, and yes we had to overcome another barrier! This time we were told to schedule a Skype call with a SFM business strategist. This person will interview us and then decide if we are credential candidates for an upgrade to their elite membership.
To overcome this barrier we were going to get the code after the Skype call, so we could move onto module 4.
With a great deal of frustration, we went ahead and booked this Skype call with a lot of hope. But the earliest date we were able to book was 10 days away. There was nothing we could do to bring this forward, so sat tight and waited for the day to come.
During this waiting period, we had a lot of time to think and reflect on why we joined SFM. All the reasons we joined for, never got fulfilled. This is where we started to lose hope and realized we won’t be getting anywhere with SFM and instead forking out thousands of dollars.
We started doing more research on SFM to know what others thought and we came across many shockingly negative reviews, and most were complaints of the hefty fees, constant barriers during the training and the so many up sells they have, up to an upgrade costing you $20,000 for SFMs DEA Black Membership.
There was one particular review where one person mortgaged their house to pay $20,000 to SFM for their Black Digital Expert Academy (DEA) Membership. This person was not successful and they did not make any money and ended up going into further debts. They wanted to get a refund, but was denied as per the T&Cs;!
This is where we made our “U” turn and ran a mile away from SFM before anything crazy like this happened to us! We continued our search for a making money online program, and FINALLY we came across this BRILLIANT platform. Its cost was a tiny fraction compared to SFM with ALL the education and support needed to start and run a successful online business, without any barriers or blockages!
You go through the lessons at your own pace. Most importantly, they had a free starter membership (YES, ZERO cost), where you will be learning EVERYTHING to run a successful business. If you wanted to take your business to the highest point, then there is ONLY ONE optional up sell to their premium membership, which costs $49 per month or an annual cost of $359. Now compare that with $20,000 (Crazyyyy!)
Why SFM was not suitable for us?
Three main reasons:
- Shockingly expensive without the value for money
- Too many barriers – we could not at our own pace and felt very controlled by SFM
- Too many up sells costing an arm and leg, without a guarantee of earning any of it back
Is SFM for you?
YES, if you have tens of thousands of dollars, a lot of patience, love up sells and you intend to promote SFM products only, then go ahead and join SFM. Otherwise, stay clear of them and try this practical program which will enable to actually succeed in the online world.
Join here and we will see you on the other side where there is a wealth of knowledge, information and instant support from the like-minded community members, who will support you every step of the way to make your dreams come true.
We sincerely wish you all the best for future success.
Please feel free to write a comment, query or question you may have (that we didn’t cover) in the comments box below, and we’ll get back to you. Have a pleasant day 🙂
Habib and Rani