If you’ve ever explored the make money online niche, then making thousands of dollars in just a few minutes/hours/days is such a common trope, it evokes the same emotion as “get rich quick, my friend” followed quickly by a change of conversation. Nothing to see there, same old same old; move on before you get conned. (And no, you’re not my friend, so go away)
That said, if you care to look beyond the cliche, it is the case that there are some people who do make money online. Not just the crooks and conmen/women, but also genuinely honest people who have found formulae that work, and that aren’t about scamming others. The problem is — how would you know the difference between them?
Well, in this essay I want to share an example of a popular internet product that makes big claims, and I’ll examine whether those claims are justified or not — but ultimately you must judge for yourself.
Snowball Traffic Review
The product I’m looking at today is “Snowball Traffic” by internet marketing “legend” Fergal Downes. He’s all over the IM space with many products, and that in itself can go two ways: he could be a persistent scammer or he just sells popular products that work. Which is it?
Snowball Traffic is a course that teaches how to sell products online. (You can access it here if you want a shortcut) As his sales blurb says: “ We are revealing a unique $9k/mo case study from our partner Fergal Downes. He ended up getting a “Snowball” of traffic and profits by using this secret method. And no email list is required.. and no product creation needed. This is very easy to do and very wintery FRESH” It sells for $12.95
Well, I don’t think the method is confined to the winter months, but does it really generate profits? Before answering that there are some other factors to consider. As with most IM products, the sale of the so-called “front-end” isn’t the end of it — oh no. In the case of Snowball Traffic, there are no fewer than 5 “OTOs” — one time offers, or opportunities for the seller to make more money. They’re not “one time” of course, but most IM product sellers would like you think that. In our case the OTOs are
OTO #1: Fergal’s DFY Pack + Case Studies — $27 This upgrade contains 5 done-for-you campaign templates and case studies so that people can completely replicate the exact same campaigns that brought Fergal massive results. They can use the same promo text, the same promo video, and copy his entire promo review page… and of course promo the same product
OTO #2: Super Simple $300/day Method — $17 This $300/day Method can be used side by side with the front end product to ensure his customers hit multi 3-figures per day.
OTO #3: FULL Resale Rights to Snowball Traffic — $37 In this upgrade, they’re offering 100% commission across the entire funnel. This 100% funnel commission will start 5 days after the launch.
OTO #4: How To Bank Insane 5-Figure Days — $27 This is a very powerful 5-figure/day system that they have only revealed in our top level $297 and $397 programs.
OTO #5: Simple BUYERS List Building Method — $12 Everyone says “the money is in the list”.. and it’s totally true. And in this upgrade, they show how to build a hot buyers list without ever having to create a product, and WITHOUT having to launch a product.
How does Snowball Traffic work?
The principle behind Snowball Traffic is affiliate selling: sales of someone else’s product where the seller gets a commission for selling it. In this case the method involves setting up Facebook groups, and then selling products to the group members. This is effective because people join Facebook groups because they have a strong interest in the topic of the group.
The course, which is video-based, explains from scratch:
- How to choose a product niche: trickier than it seems at first glance.
- How to set up a Facebook group for “snowball” traffic: not difficult but there are a few tips and tricks worth learning.
- How to set up the group settings: there are no fewer than three videos on this topic, which, according to Fergal, are critical in ensuring people engage with your group.
- How to get members in your group: this is so important if you plan to get any sales. Fergal shows how to use Instagram influencers for this purpose. There are two videos on how to find and contact influencers. This is a paid method but it doesn’t need to be expensive. The claim is that it is possible to get 400 -600 members in 24 hours with the method.
- Once your group has members, it needs content, else your members will very quickly get bored. Fergal uses Buffer to create scheduled posts that periodically get loaded into your group page, keeping it fresh. There is a free version that provides a limited service. He goes on to show how to use another site that actually finds viral content for you, which helps make your posts more engaging. There are several videos that explain how to ensure your group members are suitably entertained along with the way to run your group effectively.
- Finally, with all that working, people engaged and interested in your group and receptive to sales, you can promote (carefully) your affiliate products.
Does this work?
The million dollar question — can you make money this way? The answer is undoubtedly yes, and you can verify that by just searching for groups like this on Facebook. There are thousands of them, in many different niches. Ask yourself — why would anyone spend all this time running Facebook groups if it wasn’t worth their while? The concept does work. A better question would be: will Snowball Traffic work FOR YOU?
Should you buy Snowball Traffic?
That rather depends on your intent and experience. Snowball Traffic unquestionably provides lots of detailed information on how to set up and run a system that can generate sales for you. The upsells (OTOs) also provide additional resources to make life a bit easier. So my take is that if you’re comparatively new to IM, or you have not yet found a system for money-making online, then this course could be helpful.
On the plus side:
- It’s pretty comprehensive for the pricetag
- It’s delivered clearly in video format
- It has more resources if you need additional help
- It is comparatively unsaturated — no matter how many people try this, there isn’t going to be a shortage of opportunity
On the negative side:
- Not everyone likes video tutorials
- There isn’t anything radically new here. The concept is straightforward and you may already know the basics.
So my rating is 4 stars out of 5
You can obtain the course HERE