Welcome to my Video Bundle Genius review. I saw that this had just be released so I decided to investigate and see whether it’s worth buying…
Product Name: Video Bundle Genius / Video Ads Genius
Owners: Howard Lynch & Frank Liu
Price: $27 + Insanely Huge Upsells!
My Verdict: Not recommended
What is Video Bundle Genius?
We’ve all seen those ads that appear at the beginning of YouTube videos, right? Well, it turns out that these ads can work very well for promoting affiliate products. Videos are more popular than they have ever been before, and people are clicking those ads.
Video Ads Genius enables you to easily create ads that people are likely to click on. You can then pay to display these ads on relevant YouTube videos, then if they click the ad and buy the product, you make a commission.
Sounds simple, right? But is it really that straightforward? Is everyone who follows the instructions going to make a profit? I must admit, I do feel very tempted to try it out…
But wait – fake testimonials!
I saw this testimonial on the Video Bundle Genius website:
It didn’t seem quite genuine somehow, so I did a little investigation. It turns out that this is a paid actor who is selling his services on Fiverr.com:
You can see his Fiverr gig here.
Would you buy from someone who lies to you?
I know product owners like to have testimonials to show that other people have had success with their product. It’s just a shame when they have fake testimonials. If you’re going to have some testimonials before the product has even launched, it’s better to get some people to test out review copies of the product and give their honest feedback, rather than just hiring someone for $5 to read a short script.
Even worse – huge upsells!
I know it’s a common internet marketing tactic to have OTOs (one time offers) once someone had bought the main product. Actually, it’s so common that it seems to be considered perfectly acceptable behaviour. I suppose it depends on how far they go with the upsells.
In the case of Video Ads Genius, the sales funnel is insane!
What does this mean?
It means you will be offered a series of additional products once you have committed to buying the main product. The sales funnel goes like this:
- Main product $17-$27 – Video Ads Genius.
- OTO 1 $27 – Video Ads Engineer.
- OTO 2 $47 – YouTube Ads Bootcamp.
- OTO 3 $47 – YouTube Review Lifestyle.
- OTO 4 $997 – Premium Coaching.
If you were to buy all of these, it would cost you a total of $1,145. But even if you were to skip the most expensive one, the Premium Coaching, and just get all the others, that would still cost $148, which is more than 5 times the price of the first product.
Why aren’t these part of the main product?
I always ask this question whenever I see upsells. Let’s consider each of them:
- Video Ads Engineer just seems to be an extension of the main training, so I don’t see why it couldn’t be part of it rather than as a separate upgrade.
- YouTube Ads Bootcamp sounds like additional training, so why is that not part of the main product too?
- YouTube Review Lifestyle is probably training which shows you how to create video reviews of products. I can kind of see why that might be a separate product.
- Premium Coaching is a complete business model, but it seems way too expensive! I would hope it would be really gold standard training if I was to pay that much. I’ve done college courses that cost less than that!
Is Video Bundle Genius a scam?
Video Bundle Genius looks like a great product, I’m just disappointed it’s split across multiple products, causing the final price to be sky high. I think they way they have structured the sales funnel here is a deceptive way to squeeze as much money as possible out of people. Of course, people will want to be shown everything they need to do to make this business model work as effectively as possible.
I wonder how many people will agree to pay the full $1,145 to get everything here. I also wonder how many people will feel cheated when they get to the last OTO and can’t afford it. They will have assumed they wouldn’t have to pay as much as that to be shown everything they need to do to succeed with this method.
But is Video Bundle Genius really a scam? It depends on how you define scam. If you think tricking people into spending $1,145 in order to make a full success of this is a scam, then yes, it’s a scam. If you think that’s a perfectly acceptable way to do business, then no, it’s not a scam.
I hope you found my Video Bundle Genius review helpful. If you have any question or comments, please do post them below and I will reply as soon as I can.
All the best,