Because we live in a world where the internet allows freedom of speech, people can say whatever they want, and unfortunately, most of the time what people say is completely untrue.
Take this for example. If you check out Ewen Chia on Google, you will see that a lot of people have written bad stuff about him. Hi, my name is Peter, and I’ve had the privilege of knowing Ewen Chia personally. In fact, I’ve worked with him for a long time. You might think I’m just trying to defend my long time friend here by saying what they are writing is false. However I want you to see a deeper pattern that’s going on among the very people who are disparaging Ewen.
Here’s what I’ve noticed.
The things they write about him and my products are fake
I know this is subjective. You may not believe this. So let me proceed straight to the next point.
They promote their own offers
If you actually read to the end of the reviews, you will see that these people are promoting their own offers. Not just any offer though. I’ve noticed that most, if not all of them, are promoting Wealthy Affiliate. Which brings me to my next point.
Ewen is not the only guy they’re writing bad stuff about
I browsed through the websites of these people who wrote bad stuff about Ewen and I saw that Ewen is not the only guy who’s been a victim of fake negative reviews. In fact, I see a lot of credible internet marketers as well getting their heat.
They’re clearly riding on his name to get attention
The name Ewen Chia gets a lot of traffic on the internet. So what’s an easy way to get traffic? Leverage on somebody’s fame. They’re basically leveraging on his name to get views on their website, where they in turn disparage him in hopes to win over their readers to join their own program (Wealthy Affiliate for most of them).
Is this something Wealthy Affiliate is teaching their students to do? To write bad stuff about internet marketers just to get downlines for themselves?
At the end of the day, it is the owners of Wealthy Affiliate who really benefit from this strategy. Because so many of their members are writing negative reviews about so many marketers, and every day, people are being won over to join Wealthy Affiliate while avoiding credible internet marketers who teach ethical strategies to generating revenue on the internet. I don’t know what you think of it. I am disgusted by how people can do this with a clear conscience. At the end of the day, there is still freedom of speech on the internet. As the general consumer, I hope you do not get fooled by everything you read on the internet, because not everything you’ll find is true.
Recently I have been seeing a lot of content on the internet about Ewen Chia being a scammer and his products not being legit. Well I had a closer look at the content, and what I saw was really despicable. Let me explain.
Here’s what I can see. Other people are siphoning and leveraging on Ewen Chia’s name just to get traffic to their website. The content on their website is falsely disparaging Ewen Chia’s credibility. However, the general consumer do not know well enough, and so, they will believe the fake negative reviews about Ewen Chia. In turn, these website owners will promote their own offer and product. This is certainly a strategy that has been around for a long time, and Ewen Chia is not the only victim. Loads of credible internet marketers and coaches out there have been on the receiving end of fake negative reviews. Beware of negative reviews and the people behind them! Here are a few of the culprits:
Ian Pribyl of StoppingScams.com
He writes about scam products on the internet but his websiteStopping Scams is a big internet marketing scamin itself. He has even been called out by fellow internet marketer Desmond Ong. (Like Ewen, I’ve met Desmond personally and I can verify that he and Ewen are legit.) Ian writes fake reviews about Ewen’s products, gives them bad ratings, and in turn promotes his own offer as a “credible” alternative, Wealthy Affiliate.
Roderick “Nathaniell” of One More Cup Of Coffee
Like Ian, he has written a lot of fake negative reviews about Ewen (and other credible marketers) and given Ewen’s products dismal ratings. He ends off his reviews by promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
Actually there are more like Ian and Nathaniel, and they all do the same thing. They write negative reviews about Ewen Chia’s and other marketers’ products, and in turn promote their own Wealthy Affiliate link. This strategy is unethical but it works, because these Wealthy Affiliates have managed to fool a lot of people out there.
I am thankful that there are some who are a bit more discerning and not easily fooled by negative reviews. Here’s what I read on an “Ewen Chia product review” which I found on YouTube:
(“Black hat marketing” is just another way of saying unethical marketing.)
As you can see, there are also people who believe in and support Ewen Chia. So clearly Ewen is not a scammer.
Note: I am not saying ALL Wealthy Affiliates are practicing this unethical marketing method. What I am saying is most of the people I’ve found who are writing fake negative reviews about Ewen are promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
So before you come to your own conclusion, just remember that you can find pretty much everything and anything on the internet. You cannot take whatever information you find online at face value.
On the internet, people can say anything they want, and they have said a lot of fake stuff about me, Ewen Chia. I mean, look at what they’re writing. Read carefully. They are leveraging on my name and writing bad things so that they can attract traffic and in turn promote their own products and offers. This is quite unethical, but people still do it.
So just to give you an idea, these people writing fake reviews are using search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and targeting keywords such as “Ewen Chia scam”, “Ewen Chia Autopilot Profits”, “Autopilot Profits reviews”, “Ewen Chia reviews”, and so on.
This strategy aims to kill the competition, because the general public do not know any better and have a propensity to believe negative reviews. People are misled and will continue to believe the fake reviews.
I have been a victim of these fake reviews and I still am.
So how do you spot fake reviews?
#1 Targeting Popular Gurus, Brands And Products
Fake reviews are often targeted at popular gurus, brands and products because they have huge traffic and search volume, ie. demand. In fact, this is the only way the strategy can be effective.
#2 Bashing One Product To Promote Another
If someone is bashing a product or products unfairly, only to recommend another “better” product that he or she is making a commission on, then it’s likely a fake review.
Some of these website owners also go as far as to promote themselves as a more credible and trustworthy alternative, as the other guru or brand is seen in a bad light based on their “reviews”.
#3 Multiple Search Engine Rankings
As mentioned, the way this works is by targeting popular keywords that describe their competitors’ names and products.
They then try to rank for these multiple keywords on the search engines to get traffic.
Think about it, why would another website try so hard to rank and get traffic for other people’s names and product names on the search engines?
The very fact that they are doing this shows you they are using fake reviews as a strategy to make money.
The truth is that big companies like Facebook, Apple and Samsung also have their fair share of haters. People say bad things about them. They still do. But if these companies were not big brands, people may not be giving them as much attention. So the more successful a person becomes, the more they’re likely to get hate. So as a general consumer, I hope you do your due diligence and not just believe everything that is written on the internet.
Ewen Chia is the World’s Number 1 Super Affiliate who has trained over tens of thousands of students. People have remarked that his stuff is easy to understand. He really makes concepts easy to understand. In fact, he very often gives away his secrets for free at live training sessions or online webinars. You can see that he genuinely wants people to succeed. He gives such tremendous value in his free seminars, it shocks people sometimes. They tell him that he should be charging people a fee just to learn the golden nuggets he’s revealing, but no, he insists on giving it to them for free.
Ewen Chia started his online marketing journey way back in 1997. That’s almost 20 years ago (as at this writing)! He had a day job back then, so he would wake up early in the morning to report to work, come home as late as 11pm and work on his internet business till about 2am in the morning. He also was married at that time, so there would be times when his wife would be wondering what on earth he would be doing on the computer after 11pm at night, especially when he had to go to work the next day.
Ewen did not come from a rich family. He had really humble beginnings and he was so determined to succeed at online marketing so that he could give his family the lifestyle they deserve. He persevered, and one day, he finally succeeded in making money online. It was from there that he began building an empire for himself, and repaying the community by helping other people like himself generate income online. Because of his humble beginnings, he isn’t the arrogant type of guy. He’s really down to earth, and I’ve had the privilege of having a meal with him.
Mr Chia is recognized by many as one of the early pioneers in internet marketing and has shared the stage with many successful gurus such as Les Brown, Robert Kiyosaki, T Harv Eker, and even Donald Trump.
Ewen Chia has a number of training programs and products where you can learn how to start your internet marketing business from scratch, even if you are not technically savvy. If you are looking for a way to generate some spare income or build yourself a passive income empire, then I highly recommend Ewen’s training and resources. They will help you get started and put you on the right track to success.
Most of the negative reviews (actually, all I’ve read so far) are purely BS, false, untrue, whatever you want to call it. I see that the reviewer writes the reviews to try and gain traction on Ewen Chia’s fame, and then after talking bad about Ewen, use that traction to promote their own products or services. Who’s unethical now?
Unlike these folks who write false negative reviews about Ewen Chia, I’ve met him personally. That is why I can honestly say that the negative reviews written about him are far from honest or true.
I met him in a free seminar many years ago called Internet Business Live. During that seminar, he shared lots ofgolden nuggetswith the audience. To me, a lot of the stuff he shared should be kept secret. Whenever he said something that gave me an “ah ha” moment, I would think “why are you sharing this in public?” I also signed up for his training course, and he over-delivered. Massively. Period.
Who Should Sign Up For His Course?
He does not charge a diamond for his courses. In fact, I’d say that they’re really value for money! The concepts that he taught in the course I invested in were also so easy to understand, even for newbies. So whether you are totally new to the concept of making money online or have exposure, you should certainly consider learning from him. Also I could see that he is a really humble, down to earth person, who knows where he came from (being financially challenged once) and he genuinely wants to help people succeed in making money online.
This is my humble review of Ewen Chia. Whether you agree with me or not is totally fine. However, before you go writing something bad about Ewen Chia, I challenge you to get to know him personally.
If you have the time, check out this coaching video that Ewen Chia conducted.
Online Marketing Secrets #1
I am going to write from a series titled “Online Marketing Secrets” where I’ll share with you some of the key secrets I have discovered throughout my years marketing online. These will all be based on strong evergreen marketing principles and they will continue to work for you years and years ahead after you first read them here!
We’re not going in any particular order for the moment. This message is more for people who are already started than someone who is 100% brand new to internet marketing, but newbies will want to read it over, too.
Secret Number One is:
More Traffic Isn’t Always the Answer.
You’ve probably thought of this before. “If I could only get x number of people to my site in y amount of time, then I’d make z amount of money”. There’s something missing from this equation though.
That missing element is the conversion rate. This simply refers to the percentage of people who take the action you want them to take when they come to your site. In this case, we’re talking about making sales.
The reason more traffic isn’t always the answer is because not all traffic will convert to sales for your site. What you want is one of two things – a way to get more targeted traffic to your site, or a way to get more of the traffic you get to convert to sales.
More targeted traffic is easy enough to get if you’re ready to do the work involved, or prepared to pay for it. You can write articles, send press releases, have webinars, improve the way your site is set up for search engines, make sound joint ventures, or buy facebook traffic.
How to get the traffic that shows up to buy what you have at your site at a predictable rate is, however, a completely different matter. You’ll have to start studying your site.
The easiest way is to make sure there’s only one action for him to take, like putting in his email address or clicking on the buy button and making a purchase. Of course, that isn’t practical for some types of websites, such as blogs or content-based internet properties. We’ll talk more about what actions you can take to fix this after the online marketing secrets series.
For now, just remember, fix the problem your site has converting – tweak and test everything until traffic begins to convert at a predictable rate. Then, and only then, should you throw immense amounts of traffic at your site in an effort to increase your income.
Marketing matters as much, sometimes even more, than the quality of your product.
In a way it’s sad but true.
This is a central reason why some people are able to get away with selling okay products and making a fortune, while others can’t seem to make money even with the world’s greatest solution to a problem.
If you create something people want but don’t necessarily need, do great marketing, and have a fantastic sales letter, you’ll make more than if you created something of great value that has a lukewarm debut and an okay sales letter.
But make an incredible product that people are desperate for, do the best marketing job you can, and back it up with great copy, you can make a fortune.
Repeat visitors, repeat subscription payments, repeat sales, repeat customers… repeat that JV that went so well with a different offer… repeat your formula for that killer name squeeze page you had.
At the moment, I know that looks obvious. But think about your day to day life as an internet marketer. Don’t you have the tendency, when it comes to certain things, to chase something new instead of keeping a process that works?
There is always the time to innovate, and of course, you should always be testing new methods of getting clients, building a targeted list, and marketing in general.
But once you have a site that is cranking out cash constantly, instead of changing that site, you can build one like it, target it towards another market and make the new one into your test bed.
Or maybe you have a product that used to sell like crazy, and now is not much of a producer a year later. Should you shut down the site, pull it off the market, buy some advertising?
Sure, all of those things might work and save you in the short run. You could also repeat the formula that made you money the last time with a new product line.
The next time your cash flow starts to dwindle, think – what did I neglect to repeat?
I also want to recommend that you download the free ebook that Ewen Chia wrote. You will learn a lot from it too. Download it at his Internet Millionaires blog.