This Review is about Clickbank’s My Vegas Business – now known as Clientivity.
NAME: My Vegas Business – Clientivity
Overall Ranking: 5 out of 10 (Neutral and Pending)
Price: $47.00 (through ClickBank) or Free (through Clientivity – Become a Partner)
Owners: Troy Arnold, and other unnamed investors
Website: MyVegasBusiness.com and Clientivity.com
The original “My Vegas Business” product is available through Clickbank, and it is, basically, a travel business licensing deal. The product, or licensing deal, allows people to buy a sub-domain for a one time fee of $47.00, and it’s up to the new business owner to market and drive traffic to their affiliate landing page, make sales, and profit from the commissions.
Well, if you listen to the video, using the link above, Troy explains that it is especially good for newbies or those who don’t want to do too much work, or those who don’t really know how to set up and be a part of something so big.
He explains that his Vegas business is already all set up. They already have the full support and sales team, all the servers, equipment, and business operations in place, and he also explains that he and his team has been working over the years to establish relationships with all the Vegas venues that allow he and his affiliates to offer travel deals for, on average, 20% less than competitors. Further, the back-end dashboard area allows for training and has other features to help each owner run a successful business. These features and benefits are all explained in the video.
PROS & CONS:
In my opinion, there are quite a few Pros:
- Low Cost of Entry = $47.00 Or Free – Depending on How You Sign Up.
- Established Relationships (Vegas venues) – Also allow for “last minute deals” for clients
- Full Support – Phone and Internet Contact Forms (no customer support responsibilities)
- Same Goals – We Both Want to “Make the Sale”
- Easy & (possibly) Passive Commissions
- Great Looking (sub)Domain – Professional Pictures
- Ability to use and forward a Purchased Domain for Marketing purposes
- No Recurring Fees
- Affiliate Links are already on each site – Automatically
- Since my purchase, the newer site, Clientivity, has Added additional Venues:
- New York
- San Fransisco
- UPDATE: As of this date, April 11, 2018, there are now numerous cities and venues all over the world!
- Numerous Negative Reviews
Well, the Cons, to be honest, is being able to look past all the negative reviews out there and give this an honest review. Yes, I purchased this product a number of years ago. I can’t even remember when. It was so long ago, that I even forgot about it for a while, and that’s an important point to make for the purposes of this review.
If you do further research, you will find numerous reviews that proceed to bash this product left and right, they tell you “it doesn’t work,” they tell how you really shouldn’t waste your money, etc., but they really don’t back it up with any reasons why – other than the fact that they’ve read “other” negative reviews. Well, that’s not how this works, folks.
This review, or any review, that is being offered to readers and those you are reading should weigh both pros and cons from a wide variety of reviews and other sources. Better yet, the writer should have bought the damn product to offer a review from firsthand knowledge. And, while I do try to do just that, I do know that sometimes the product is just too expensive to try first-hand – just to be able to write a review.
So, what do many writers do? They just make their quick decision based on time or money, or they base their review on what other people say. Then, their readers get less than a thoughtful and full review. So, please take anything you read, including this one, with a grain of salt….
During my research on this product, I did read one review which stated that writer “did” buy it, and he put time and effort into marketing this product, but to no avail. He lamented that he built up over 400+ leads, and “they didn’t make one sale.” Well, even if that review were true, I’d still wonder whether he had quality leads in the first place. And, yes, that’s coming from my real estate experience.
You see, in real estate, when showing a house to potential home-owners, many Real Estate Agents ask “wouldn’t it be nice to live here?” “Would you like to live in this beautiful house?” …and the would-be buyer says.. “Sure!” But, already knows that he/she doesn’t have the proverbial pot to p*** in…. and you get my drift… There are leads, then there are “quality” leads…
The same holds true in Affiliate Marketing, and Sales Funnel techniques. Have you brought the buyer along the process of research, educating, and helping them to make an informed decision? Or, did you really expect they should plunk down money basically because you said so? Which, by the way, doesn’t happen in real estate. No agent can make a buyer actually buy a house… The notion is rather comical… but I digress. Using that logic, then, should also mean that the same holds true for the reverse claim. Did you also know that, yes, there are agents out there who do negatively bash a house while showing it to potential buyers – especially another agent’s buyers, and most especially if they have another buyer …already in their pocket who they know is …already on their way… to sign the contract… and pay full price…. …Did you just go “hmmmm?”
In short, if the writer has not shown or backed up any negative, or positive, claims, why is that good enough to make an informed decision? It isn’t. All I can say is it reminds me of the age-old story that your mom probably told you in response to your childhood claim that “everybody’s doing it.” And, here’s her sage advice: “Well, would you jump off a bridge because everybody’s doing it? Or, will you think on your own!?”
ANYWAY – BACK TO CONS:
- The landing page is a sub-domain
- Newbies will need to learn how to Create Traffic, SEO, Use Sales Funnel Techniques, and “Effectively” Market their site.
- Owners would also benefit from Learning and Implementing Social Media Efforts
- It Doesn’t Work …ON IT’S OWN. You DO have to put in the work to Work Your Business, and yes, I have proof of that.
WHO IT IS FOR
This is suited for newbies, beginners, intermediates, as well as advanced Affiliate Marketers who understand that the site DOES need to be effectively marketed in order to make sales which result in commissions.
There are a number of training videos and Marketing Tools available through the back-end dashboard. There are:
- 6 General Training Videos
- 9 Traffic Training Videos
- 11 Marketing Downloadable Flyers
- Ability to Customize Site Title, Meta Description, & Keywords
- Ability to Customize Specific Product Content
The back-end dashboard also has the ability to contact support directly. I cannot honestly say, however, whether they are highly responsive. I have not yet experienced any need to contact support.
$47.00 (through ClickBank) or Free (through Clientivity – Become a Partner)
From what I remember, I paid the $47 along with some of the “up-sells” which are not necessary. Going over the introductory video again, I know Troy mentions the price at $77.00, but at the bottom of the page, the price listed is (still) $47.00.
If you want your own travel biz for free, you can use the Clientivity link above, and look for the link: “Become a Partner” on the landing page.
Due to my purchase a few years back, and being entirely distracted by the “shiny object syndrome,” I can’t honestly say whether this a good or a bad buy. Although I never made a sale, I also know that I never took the time to effectively market this product at all. The only thing I did do was create a Facebook Page, Facebook.com/LasVegasDealsDirect, I purchased a domain, LasVegasDealsDirect.com, and I have it forwarded to my travel sub-domain landing page. That was, pretty much, the extent of any effort on my part. So, yes, my decision is “pending.”
What I WILL DO, however, is revisit this review in the future to give it my rating. I know I’m not going to go “all-out” with any type of paid advertising or any paid marketing efforts, but what I will do is create a mini-blog-site using keywords and will try to build some natural traffic using basic SEO efforts – such as those taught at Wealthy Affiliate where I am a member. So, with that stated, it’s official. I will now go on record and make the attempt to earn passive income with this (already owned) License and a new mini-blog-site (yet to be determined).
As mentioned, once this new site is up and running, I will try to build natural traffic. My goal is to post “something” on this new mini-blog, let it fly, and maybe post something from time to time. No, that is not “actively” working my site, but to be honest, I can’t really commit to more work than that because my main blog is the one you’re on right now: BuildPassiveIncomeandWealth.com. So, I’ll do what I can and check back from time to time. Feel free to leave comments on that blog, or this one, if you like, or you may also visit me via my profile page at Wealthy Affiliate.
If, instead, I’ve managed to bore you, and you’re just looking for a vacation, feel free to get your quote over at LasVegasDealsDirect.com. Yes, that’s a shameless plug, but.. hey, a gal’s gotta eat! 🙂
FINAL SUMMARY – PENDING
OVERALL RANK – NEUTRAL: 5 OUT OF 10
VERDICT: IT’S LEGIT – IF YOU WORK YOUR SITE & IT’S FREE (using the Clientivity Link). Whether they, the sales support team, actually make sales or not when sending them quality leads: Still Pending.
To Your Wealth!
I have personally purchased this website many years ago as well, and as said above, you do have to put the work in, and I am struggling to make a profit, I have my website up and over many sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and I have also made some natural contacts. It’s a system where you have to put the work in, and I knew what I was working with so I was not surprised when I was struggling with this but I am making my way through the Do’s and DONT’s of this market. All in all I would give this a neutral review also. You have to spend money to make money right?
Well, not all the time, no. There are many ways to earn money without paying a dime. Case in point: Wealthy Affiliate. We do have members who remained using the free sub-domains provided, and yes, they have earned money. In addition, I have listed a few more “freebie” websites that can generate cash. Just go over to the “Categories” menu, and check that out to learn more.
As for My Vegas Business, one major flaw that I notice is that after those who trip over your site and make the initial contact and inquiry, it’s now up to the staff at “My Vegas Business” to actually make the sale. While, yes, it is a “numbers game,” that is a major part of the whole transaction that is NOT under your control. In this business model, you now have to trust their staff to 1) be ethical and not try to steal “your” sale, and 2) put forth enough of a sincere effort to actually make the sale.
Years ago, I owned a site that had rights to resell domains (under the GoDaddy business). After a long while of paying the yearly fee “for the privilege” of selling white label domains under my business name, I became very suspicious after going to a “clean” browser, typing in my storefront domain name, and seeing another site come up …someone – else’s – site. This happened on a few occasions. So, of course I called in to complain, accuse, etc. They assured me that it was “impossible,” and that it must have been “some sort of glitch.” …yea right… After I was watching the traffic, and knowing that I actually HAD traffic, but ZERO Sales, I decided I should no longer pay for that privilege of being ripped off. It became obvious to me that someone was forwarding my domain, and would switch back if and when I called in to complain. I made ZERO – NOTHING – NADA sales.
Although yes, it’s a number’s game, I haven’t yet made one thin dime on MVB either. While, yes, it’s true that I haven’t put a dime into advertising for MVB, it’s hard for me to believe that after this long, and after receiving some text messages about inquiries, etc., I still haven’t made one sale. Yes, I find this suspicious. The only difference between this opportunity and the Wild Wild West Domains opportunity is that I had access to traffic numbers on the latter. I have no idea what kind of traffic my MVB page is getting… and yes, that’s another problem as well. The way this is all set up makes it harder to capture “natural” traffic to your particular page within their many pages of same content. …The only way to really get traffic to this page is that it would have to be paid traffic, as I’m pretty sure, natural traffic is just not happening. Your “specific page” is buried too deep, it has duplicate content, and you have no access to traffic numbers. So, for me, anyway, I will not pay for advertising if and when I cannot gauge how effective my ad money may be AND the fact that one major aspect is not within my control… So, that is why my page is just floating “out there” by itself.
If and when I do have time to actually drive traffic to MVB page, it will be linked to an actual domain that is capturing natural traffic. And, while I’m thinking about it, I should go and grab that sub-domain that is similar to my actual site name “LasVegasDealsDirect.com.” I do own another similar domain, but for now, I’ll use the Wealthy Affiliate freebie. At least this way, I can also throw some Google Ads on there to generate some money, AND I can view the actual traffic using Google Analytics. I may even throw some Amazon links on there to promote travel related gear… … Hey.. I’m on a roll now! 🙂 Gotta Go! And, Thank You for your Visit! 🙂
Update: Check it out: LasVegasDealsDirect.SiteRubix.com And, yes, it’s a Wealthy Affiliate Free Site! 🙂
To sum it up in one word: interesting. I had never heard of this product, so I appreciate your in-depth review. Keep up the good work at WA.
Why Thank You Allen! I do try to help newbies as often as I can. Also, Thanks for your visit as well!