Big Profit System Review at Day 64
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I really like that one! Too bad it won’t be used again.
Before I get going too much…you can check out my review at my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/GEetAKQ1pKo (make sure to subscribe!)
I’ve just wrapped up my latest review of the Big Profit System or BPS. While I can’t give this particular company a glowingly positive review, I will tell you this…
…I can make money with this program….anyone CAN make money with this program, but I did not base the criteria for my review of this system based on what I already know that I can do on my own.
As a matter of fact, the idea that I can do the selling of this program is precisely the problem.
I took on and developed my review of this program based on the idea that all of the sales, cold calling, and closings were done by a sales staff, aka: a sales coach.
What initially attracted me to this company was the idea that someone without any sales experience or desire to sell or someone with a fear of selling could join a big ticket/top tier program and have a good chance of finding success.
Hell, ANYONE can send targeted traffic to a website and in knowing this, I led myself to believe that BPS would be a good program. We all know that the money is in the follow up! Right?
Well, here are the problems that I found.
The Cons of the Big Profit System
1. I lost control of my leads
This was NOT something I was thinking about when I signed up with this program. It wasn’t until I had people in my sales funnel requesting a call back that I realized it might be a problem. There was absolutely no way of knowing whether or not the “success coach” was doing a good job or not…
…unless I called them, of course…which I did.
Over half of the leads that I called that had requested a call back either did not receive a call in the first place or did not receive a follow up call.
I did call my success coach to ask about this and was told that he called these folks and would leave messages when he did not get in contact with anyone, but “no one had returned his calls.”
Are you kidding me???
Hell no they aren’t going to return your calls, at least most of them will not. It’s the follow up and in some cases the persistent follow up that will help you achieve the results you are looking for.
People don’t have any idea who you are and they aren’t about to just start trusting you because you think they should.
Turning a lead into a good and solid prospect does not come overnight and I’m pretty sure that these “success” coaches know this.
Back to the topic of losing the control, I could have the best success coach in the world and I still wouldn’t have known that I did. by letting someone else take over this portion of my business, I didn’t know the status of any of the leads.
Interestingly enough, these folks that my coach had “left a message” with ALL took my phone call!
2. You aren’t developing a relationship with your prospects
How many times have you heard, people don’t join businesses, they join people.
OK, I get it, but if that’s the case, there is a serious problem here because you aren’t developing a relationship with your prospects. This also affects your ability to position yourself as the expert. I sort of overcame this because I would send emails to folks every week or so. Anything that would allow me to connect to my audience.
As stated in #1 above, you don’t know what the sales force is doing.
When I started to suspect that there might be a problem with my sales “team,” I realized that I had no way to check on them, vent my frustrations and even suspicions. It was at this time that I realized how great a set up this program was for people that were doing the selling. They have X number of marketers driving traffic and what I would guess to be an unlimited and unending source of leads to call. It’s really about picking and choosing for these people and no one is there to ensure that they are operating with honesty and integrity.
4. 50% commissions
This last one drives me nuts!
You are expected to give up half of your commission to someone that is basically calling back a prospect that has already told them they are ready to get going. Really? You need skills as a salesperson for that?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure people are making money with this system and if that would have been my only criteria then I too could have made sells the same way I make them with other businesses, but I wanted to review and work this program based on what I was sold and what I was sold and told over and over, was that ALL I needed to do was send traffic to the Big Profit system program and the success coach would take it from there.
Like I said, I’m sure people are making money from this program, but I am equally sure that they are making phone calls and doing things to connect with their prospects that you would normally do with any other system and while this is exactly what I would do as well, IF I HAVE TO DO THE SELLING AND FOLLOW UP THEN I AM NOT GOING TO SPLIT MY COMMISSION AT A RIDICULOUS 50%!
Don’t sell me on the idea that I don’t have to do anything other than drive traffic to a sales funnel when the very idea of that seems to be nothing more than some hyped up b.s. to get more people interested in your less than average program.
Too bad, because I wanted this one to be the real deal.