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…
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:
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!
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.
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.
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..
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 :)