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PRODUCT REVIEW: Austin’s Incubator?

A few months ago, I had planned on doing more product reviews.. but I went on a writing tear on this site and just never got back to it. That’s just what happens sometimes.

But something got my attention. Or should I say someone.

I had a big launch for my Nano Continuity, and one of the top affiliates was a guy named Austin Walsh. He was just 19 and I couldn’t believe how many this young gun had sold.

So I checked out his Facebook system as my first “product review” – and while I though it was good, it didn’t blow me away. I just couldn’t figure this guy out.

We met in Vegas and I liked him instantly. The kid lives and breathes marketing and motivation (a killer combination). Plus, unlike some smart marketers.. he’s got an actual personality hanging with the “older” guys like me :)

Fast forward to last week and relaunched my Inner Circle. And again, Austin finished in the Top 10 earning a spot back to Vegas with just one or two emails to his list. They were really responsive and you can tell he has been working hard to build trust with his list.

Then, about two weeks ago he sends me a text that he has a new program out I should review. He was confident I’d love it.

I told him even though he was one of my top affiliates, he should know I will NEVER sell my soul and give a positive review just because I like the kid. His confidence is palpable and said to roll the dice. So here’s the review…
FIRST IMPRESSESSIONS

Right away, I saw there was more than his previous Facebook product. A LOT more.

Instead of a piece of software and one session from a seminar, this is a COMPLETE training system.

Check out the screenshot and see all the training videos to the right:

Screenshot of Austin's Incubator

 

What I liked were the multi-media options to review the material. I like to listen to mp3s and print out the written material so I can read them in bed while my wife watches Jersey Housewives!

Multi-Media Options

My favorite resource was definitely his handbook and this is where Austin’s program stood out from the rest.

Depending on how long you’ve been studying “internet marketing”, you might already know a lot of the material in the workshop. Things like niche selection, creating a funnels and squeeze pages might not be new, but it is refreshing to hear a different take on it (especially from a 20 year old who has some serious marketing chops).

But the workbook and the “INTERNAL” lessons really shined.

You can tell he has been heavily influenced by people like Les Brown and Jim Rohn. It’s pretty apparent throughout this program (and that’s a good thing!)

And while the workbook is just 14 pages, it asks questions that you must be able to answer if you want to succeed. You have to really think about what he’s asking you.

Too many marketing products just throw tactic upon tactic with no focus on your internal motivation – but that’s where the real success happens.

Is the workbook a complete innovation? No. But the fact that Austin took the time to drill these down to a very manageable 14 pages was refreshing. It’s the type of workbook you’d print out and put in your binder to continue to reference.

BONUSES

The “List Building Mania” was a solid 60 minute training video.

But I really enjoyed the bonus training videos covering everything from crafting a good “story” from Hollywood Producer Gary Goldstein to adword training by Perry Marshall. There are 15 training videos in there – and I haven’t had time to go through all of them. But I’m sure in each 60 minute training – there will be at least 1 or 2 big takeaway.. and that’s all you really need.

He also has some “Private Label Rights” products, but I think that cheapens the offer. If it were my program, I’d remove those as I think Austin’s material is stronger than that and certainly doesn’t need it.

 

THE PRICE

I have no doubt if this program were released 2 years ago, he would have charged $1,000. There’s no question.

But Austin knows the market has changed and is selling this system for just $67.

To recap, some of the “marketing” training is stuff you might have heard before, but I’m sure you will still pick up some new tactics. And the workbook, the motivational sessions and the bonuses make the $67 price tag a really, really good deal. Heck, I spend more than that just taking my wife out to dinner and a movie.

Congratulations Austin, you have won me over..

CHECK OUT AUSTIN’S INCUBATOR HERE

 

P.S. This is an affiliate link so if you buy, I will receive a commission. If you believe I am being 100% truthful in my review – you are correct. If you think I’m just doing this review for a commission.. then you really don’t know me and what I stand for :)
 

 


PRODUCT REVIEW: Facebook Fan System by Austin Walsh

This is the first of my 100% transparent, No BS product reviews.

There’s so much crap in the marketplace and I’m tired of guys just hawking products to make a commission or as a favor. They promise “reciprocation” and never even review the product. It’s bullshit and it has to end. They hype up every product like it’s the second coming – and there’s zero credibility.

These guys don’t care about long-term relationships, it’s just about the quick cash. So from now on, before you buy ANY product, check out my review first.

I get access to dozens of products a week. Some products are really good and some simply suck. So now, I am finally giving real, honest reviews of business/internet marketing products – with a grade.

Some of my marketing “friends” will be happy.. and many will not. But that’s ok with me. And if they don’t give me access, I’ll buy access so you can get the real scoop.

I’m here for YOU (and yes, I usually use an affiliate link because while I’m transparent – I’m not stupid :)  I know even if I give a bad review you might still purchase the product, and with 4 young kids, college ain’t cheap!

THE RATINGS SYSTEM

First, the skill level is my opinion of who will really benefit from it.

The “Content” is the quality of the information or usefulness of the software.

The “Value” is the quality of the product in relation to the product cost. For example, it may be a pretty good product – but if the price is too high, the value would be a lower grade.

And overall rating is how I rate this product in the marketplace. Bottom line, is it worth investing your money in the product.

FACEBOOK FAN SYSTEM
by Austin Walsh

Austin Walsh first came onto my radar during my “Nano Continuity” launch. I didn’t know Austin – but he really pushed my product hard and managed to land in the coveted Top 10 during the contest (the Vegas trip!). And about 2 weeks ago, he sent me access to his new product, Facebook Fan System, to review.

So here we go…

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate
CONTENT: B-
VALUE: A-
OVERALL RATING: B-

The product delivery is smooth as Austin uses his iSocial Academy membership platform to give you instant access. The drop down navigation makes it easy to find the content.

The bulk of the program is his fan page software and the video training.

SOFTWARE: I watched the videos and it seems very straight forward to create a nice looking fan page. Just a few edits to the simple HTML code and it’s done (you can see a screenshot of some of the code below). I don’t think it’s anything revolutionary, but I like the fact you can create nice looking fan pages quickly (and you can even use the code to create page for other people.. as a possible business opportunity!)

And since Facebook now allows iframes, they have a simple video tutorial on how to do that as well. It was smart to add that video!

THE CONTENT - There’s a video clip from a seminar Austin did. The audio quality is not very good, but it’s still audible and he had a few nice strategies in the session about creating a fan page and updating content. Watching him speak at such a young age – you can see he definitely has the gift of professional speaking!

There are also some bonus ebooks – which I thought were pretty solid. Again, nothing revolutionary, but a nice addition.

And a video tutorial showing you how to create a facebook marketing campaign – which was simple to follow.

VALUE: At just $27, this is a good value. Heck, the software and a couple of tips from his seminar video are worth the small price of admission. If this were a $2k training package, I would have been disappointed – but at $27, it’s worth the investment.

I like the fact he is keeping the price affordable for anyone to build trust and long-term relationships.

OVERALL: Considering the software coding and the bonuses (along with a price of just $27), I give it a solid B- and look forward to more from Austin in the future!

The FACEBOOK FAN SYSTEM Is Here

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