In my continuing quest to bring you the best information I can about the ever growing variety of online money making opportunities. I have found myself looking at another painful example of how you could easily lose some money. This one is the Plug-In Profit Site Scam.
Plug-In Profit Site Scam
Review: Plug-In Profit Site
Name: Plug-in Profit Site
Owner: Stone Evans
Rank 00 out of 100
Plug-in Profit Site Scam – Overview
Searching for “New Money Making System” provides an instant path to the Plug-in Profit Site.The image you see above of the Google search results listing for the Plug-In Profit Site. This listing is #3 on page one, with about 950 million results for that query. I’m sure that they are getting quite a number of monthly hits!
Going to the site you will be presented with a long movie of sorts. More like a text slideshow with audio.
My scam radar starts going off the minute I see things like this image. I have become very cautious when someone says they want to give me something for free. Even if it is “just to prove that his online money making system really works.” I’ve only just begun to look at this page and already here are some claims that I have a hard time believing. “Once bitten, twice shy” I suppose.
You can scroll down the site and read along with the presentation if you like reading text presented in a lot of different fonts, colors, and sizes. I think that when I see this style, I immediately associate it with a hard pitch.
In short, Stone Evans is promising to provide you with a completely free, built website, and, the opportunity to sign up with his top five affiliate programs.
Stone Evans is going to make a commision on your subscriptions, or any sales you make through his 5 affiliate programs, and the site he will make for you will be pretty much do the same thing for you.
While he is providing the work of setting up your website for free, and, a couple of his “recommended” affiliate programs are free, you cannot start this business completely for free.
You are required to purchase or provide your own domain name. Stone Evans will provide the hosting, but you must purchase a domain name. You don’t have to purchase it from his provided link. But I’m sure most people do, and Stone Evans will certainly earn a commision from that.
The number one affiliate program on his list is Empower Network. A little bit of research easily turns up evidence that the Empower Network is a rather expensive MLM club to join. See my full review of Empower Network here.
Membership to Empower Network starts at $19.99 a month with upsells to $100 per month. Plus three different one time payments of $500, $995, and $3500. Wow!
The Empower Network does show you their affiliates income statistics. I don’t find it very impressive when 92% of the total membership makes an average of $55.00 per year.
Again, this is Stone Evans’ #1 recommended affiliate program.
Other Stone Evans’ recommended affiliate programs
SFI – Six Figure Income – Another MLM type marketing scheme. You can join for free, but to earn commissions you have to have a earn a qualifying 1500 VP per month. You do this by recruiting new members or making qualifying purchases. To me it is a relatively complicated compensation plan and I do not like MLM programs.
Traffic Authority – Formerly known as the Infinite Leverage System, is another MLM type of marketing system. This one purports to provide you with qualified targeted traffic to your website. Pricing starts at $220 per month up to over $8ooo.oo per month.
Please note the F rating with the BBB for Traffic Authority. You can click the BBB image for the complete BBB review.
Traffic Monsoon – This is a PTC or Paid To Click, revenue sharing, advertising company. The company owner has a relatively checkered past with other failed schemey type online businesses. As you can see this company also has a very poor rating with the BBB. You can click on the BBB image to see the full report.
Got BackUp – It looks like a site dedicated to selling online computer backup services. But a closer look and some research will show you that this is another MLM program. I read a review from one member that was actually in the program. This person indicated that they are really not about selling the backup service, but, more about recruiting new members.
While doing the research for Plug-In Profit Site I have found the following interesting items.
www.pluginprofitsite.com Icann Whois Screenshot:
The screenshot above is the current ICann registration for the domain www.pluginprofitsite.com.
Searching the BBB for information on the business listed in the Icann registration had no results. I was however able to find a listing for Plug in Profits as below.
No rating from the BBB for Plug-In Profits as they have insufficient data about this business.
One troubling entry I found for Stone Evans is that he has had action taken against him for an earlier online endeavor.
The above action was being taken as a result of Stone Evans using an old scam basically about stuffing envelopes with a new internet twist.
Given this interesting find while researching Plug-In Profit Site, I would have great concern for joining anything attached to Stone Evans. But you should always do your research before joining any opportunity.
There are lots of ways to make money online, and otherwise. In my humble opinion just because you CAN make money doing something, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.
So in my reviews you may find things that may in fact make money, that I will NOT recommend. Stone Evans probably made money with the scheme the FTC went after him for in 2003, but, he obviously shouldn’t have. He did have to return a great deal of money.
I will be doing full reviews of all of Stone Evans’ recommended affiliate programs on this site in the very near future. Please be sure to check back, or leave me a comment below indicating you would like to have the reports and I will happily send them to you.
Plug-In Profit Site Scam Pros and Cons
In an effort to be as fair as possible, I have been considering this for days. I cannot honestly find any pros for this site.
- Questionable ethics of the ownership. This is the biggest negative for me.
- The recommendation for using the Empower Network. An MLM business that I would prefer NOT to be involved with.
- The recommendation to use SFI. Another MLM program.
- The recommendation to use Traffic Authority. Another MLM program.
- The recommendation to use Traffic Monsoon. Poorly rated.
- The recommendation to use Got BackUp. Another MLM program.
Who is Plug-in Profit Site Scam For?
If you are looking for a way to spend a ton of money entering into many MLM marketing plans. Then this might be for you.
Plug-in Profit Site Scam Tools and Training
None that I could really find, although I am sure that each of the MLM programs that you are referred to will try to sell you something in the category of training. More than likely it will be training on how to recruit new members to the MLM program.
Plug-in Profit Site Price FREE – Stone isn’t selling you anything on his site. It’s all the other sites he is sending you to that are going to hit your credit card hard!
My Final Opinion of Plug-in Profit Site Scam
My final opinion of the Plug-In Profit Site Scam is just that. It is a scam. A pretty well crafted one by Stone Evans. Much like his earlier scam of getting people to send out five dollar bills to him, this website is about getting you to sign up for all the MLM schemes he is a part of so he can profit from your membership and any downline you create.
Plug-in Profit Site Scam at a Glance…
Name: Plug-in Profit Site
Owner: Stone Evans
Rank 00 out of 100
VERDICT: NOT LEGIT
I base my final rank and final verdict on whether or not I would recommend this to a friend or family member. I could not in good conscience do either one for this Plug-In Profit Site scam.
I have spent many years and tons of money on all kinds of “opportunities.” Most of them didn’t work out so good and left me with less money and feeling terrible that I had wasted my time once again.
You have probably found this website as a result of your search for an online business you could start. There is NO easy money get rich quick scheme that is going to give you a lasting online business.
All of those schemes are here today, gone tomorrow. They continuously have to come up with some new scheme to attract attention. This is NOT the kind of thing that I was really ever interested in doing.
I wanted a way to make a respectful living online. One that would enable me to have a little more freedom. One that I could be proud to invite my friends and family into if they were interested. Not something that forced me to recruit my friends and family.
After searching long and hard, and spending way too much, I finally have found such an opportunity.
Like I said though, it’s NOT a get rich quick scheme. It is a place where you can learn to use the tools of the online world to create a successful online business.
Your new business can be as big or little as you like. You can work on it in your spare time to start if you like. And you can try the whole system out for free!
I’m happy to help you if you need help getting started! Just let me know!
I wish you great success and prosperity!