When searching the Internet on ways to make money, you will find products that promise riches beyond belief on a regular basis. Most people are inherently skeptical of most things on the Internet and rightfully so, but there are always a few that learn the hard way. I ran across Instant Cash Plugin (ICP) in an email I received in one of my secondary accounts. The email came from a well known Internet marketer, so I actually believe his stated results, but I doubt that other people using the product are experiencing the same success.
What Is The Instant Cash Plugin (ICP)?
The product is touted as automated marketing software that was created by a guy named Tom Bailey, a Microsoft Systems programmer. I’m not really sure if that means that he actually worked for Microsoft or that he programs Microsoft based systems. It is pretty ambiguous in my view, but maybe I’m reading too much in to it. The exact description from the product website is the following:
“ICP is a revolutionary web-based software that will promote any home business, affiliate program, network marketing company etc…
By simply selecting your settings within the control panel- the intelligent system will start to create blogs, websites and more to promote YOUR money site.
This advanced technology is now available for the first time (in limited production) to the general public by invitation only.”
So what I noticed immediately is the product is designed for marketing, yet it is touted by affiliates as a great money maker. In fact, 90% of the reviews on the product are positive, yet they are biased as you will find an affiliate link for the product in just about every review. I decided to sign up so I could review the product myself, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay $299 and $29.95 per month for something that I have no concrete proof that it works.
So know going forward that the information in this post is simply my opinion based on observation and nothing more.
If you check YouTube you will find a ton of positive reviews on ICP, but as you weed through some of the reviews you will see a very disturbing trend. The software seems to deliver hundreds if not thousands of clicks to affiliate links or whatever is being promoted, but the conversion rate is absolutely horrible. In fact, a poster on the Warrior forum actually believes that the few conversions she received was from her own list and not the promotion of ICP. The images below are from blogs that promote the product. I am not surprised by this as I have found several other unhappy customers that have tried the software with no success.
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The honest reviews reveal the truth that this software is nothing more than a rip off. Since the internet marketers promoting this are using emails or YouTube, they must know themselves that the software is useless. I mean why promote it yourself, if the software is supposed to do the very thing that you are using as a selling point.
ICP Has Too Many Red Flags
Lets start with the fact that a product that costs $299 offers no refund. So basically customers just have to believe that the product works and if it doesn’t live up to their expectations, well that is just too bad. I would never purchase anything with no possibility for a refund. The other red flags are too obvious and only the most gullible of people would actually believe this software is capable of pulling off such amazing feats.
1. The back office of the software provides no PROOF that the traffic that is being received is real traffic. Subscribers only see the number of hits and any leads generated. People don’t realize how easy it is to use traffic bots or other techniques to generate hits on a link. And on a virtual private network, that would be very easy to do. Why pay for a product that does not show you the IP address, Browser, Browser version and country the traffic came from?
2. There is no proof that the blogs and websites the software claims to create actually exist. People are just taking it by faith I guess.
3. The Google Cheat Protection feature is ridiculous. Even if the software actually created the blogs and websites they advertise, they would likely be scrapper sites with thin content that Google Penguin would devalue quickly. I guess the world will never know since there is no proof that the sites even exist. You have expert SEO’s that struggle to rank websites on page one of Google with the dynamic nature of the algorithms, but I’m to believe that this software’s “Google Cheat Protection”, can rank phantom blogs on page one without being noticed by Google?
4. Remember Wazzub and the hype machine behind it? Is ICP any different?
I could continue on, but there is no need to. The first flag you should notice is the fact that people are promoting this product using email or YouTube, instead of letting this AWESOME software do the promotion for them. The people making money are making it from their referrals and not the traffic the software supposedly sends. You see this type of hype every few months on the Internet. In the end it is the same game, a website with a promotional video showing luxurious cars and homes and promises of how easy it is to emulate their success. It’s shocking how many people continue to fall for these simple scams.
It doesn’t seem smart that some internet marketers are pushing this garbage just to make a quick buck at the risk of ruining their reputation and trust they have built with their followers. Unfortunately, greed trumps common sense.
If you are considering purchasing ICP, Caveat Emptor.