Name: Six Figure Mentors (SFM)
Price: $29.95 + $97/month + $297 + $2,500/year + up to $20,000
Owners: Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek
Is Six Figure Mentors a Scam?
This question is asked by many of us and there are amounts of good and bad reviews. I´m not an affiliate of SFM, but I have experienced the program first-hand and I´m going to share my personal and truthful experience. If you are looking for an insider review on SFM, you have come to the right place.
Before we jump to the conclusion, I would like to first say that the SFM does provide good knowledge in Internet Marketing and its members. The problem is with its cost and its roadblocks which I´m going to discuss in this review. Fundamentally is SFM not a scam.
I agree with most reviews mentioning that the knowledge of Internet Marketing, which SFM is providing, could be found on the Internet for free. The problem is that even if you have this knowledge, without a proper step-by-step guidance, you wouldn’t probably know how to apply them.
Joining programs like SFM is necessary to get you started, but there are better programs out there offering better curriculum and at a much lower price.
In order to join SFM, you have to pay a subscription fee and of $29.95 and complete a form that asks questions like:
- What kind of monthly income are you currently accustomed to?
- What do you currently do for a living?
- What is your monthly income goal for the next 6 months?
- Can you devote at least 7 hours a week to training, personal and professional development?
- How much would you estimate you´ve currently spend on information and coaching products?
- Where would you like to live: the city, beach, mountains?
and several more …
The $29.95 will NOT get you to the full system of SFM. It will just unlock the introductory course that explains what you will be doing in the program and how you can make money online. In contrast, this alternative program gives you much more introductory knowledge on how to make money online for FREE.
SFM Application – The inside
Like I´ve mentioned above, with a $29.95 application fee, you will be able to access only to the “Module 1 – Introduction” course. In this first module, you will be introduced to the Make Money process on the Internet, the different types of advertisement, why you need a website, why you need to build a list and why is it important to provide value to readers.
It´s exactly what you see in the image on the right side.
You will also be introduced to several products within the system of SFM and why you should promote them. Here is a list of products within their system:
- SFM Digital Business System ($297 + $97$/month)
- SFM Elite Mastermind ($2500)
- Digital Business Lounge ($37 or $67)
- Simple Lead Capture ($29.95/month)
- Graphix Creator ($99)
- Simple Traxx ($9.95/month)
- Digital Expert Academy – Silver ($2,500)
- Digital Expert Academy – Gold ($8,000)
- Digital Expert Academy – Platinum ($11,000)
- Digital Expert Academy – Black ($20,000)
There are not much knowledge or actionable items you can get from the Module 1 Introductory course. You have to upgrade your membership to “Basic” in order to get “Partial” access (more discussed below) to the SFM with the Attraction Module. The cost of the upgrade to the “Basic” membership is $197 plus a monthly fee of $97 if you upgrade within 3 days.
The SFM Digital Business System – Getting Deep
The system consists of a total 5 modules. I have already gone through Module 1 with you above.
Sneak Peek: Module 2 – Your Blueprint
Module 2 consists of 4 sections:
- Orientation and Blueprint workshop
- Digital Lifestyle Blueprint
- 90 Day Action Plan
- Business Plan
Every step of the program I was hit with a road block where I was forced to complete the certain tasks in order to move forward. This was something that I feel irritated about.
I got stuck at Part 1 of this Module 2 because I was forced to contact my SFM system consultant to get a registration link to a Live workshop. This workshop is where new members congregate to share their life experiences, why they want to be in the SFM and what they want to do to change their lives.
In the 4 parts of this Module 2 you have to complete several trajectory worksheets which evaluate your current life (past 10 years), your circle of influence (people around you that influence your behavior) and determine the life you want in the next 12 months.
I wanted actually to process on with the other modules of SFM because I do not see the value of this Module 2 and its exercises because I have gone through similar exercises before, though not with SFM, and I´m not about to do it again. I was stuck at part 1 for a day and roadblocks keep on coming.
SFM technically “forces” you to complete the courses in a span of more 30 days where you need spend another $97 for the membership renewal. Smart Marketing, but it´s irritating the consumers. This only proofs that SFM is not looking after the interests of its members.
Before completing Module 2, you have to complete and submit a survey which asked questions like:
- How do you plan to pursue your new business promoting SFM?
- How much can you afford to pay for SFM products?
- How much is my monthly budget for promotion of SFM?
Unfortunately, there are no separate training on a promotion of other products you are passionate about.
Sneak Peek: Module 3 – System Setup
Module 3 teaches you how to promote SFM. All video training in this module talks about how to set up the SFM system to start promoting the SFM business.
The fact is that the SFM is not set up to promote other businesses, just SFM. If you are a seasoned Internet Marketer who is looking for new and exciting knowledge, you can forget it, because you can never find knowledge that is unrelated to SFM.
Up until module, I don´t think you receive any valuable information. Don´t get me wrong, I am sure that there will be at least some valuable information on the SFM modules, but it´s slow to come and I´m running out of patience trying to squeeze some knowledge out of SFM.
In order to move toward to Module 4 you have to schedule a Skype call with the SFM Business Strategist. He will interview you to determine if you are “suitable” to upgrade to the Elite Membership. After this Skype call you can get the Module code to unlock the next Module, the Module 4 – yet another roadblock. The SFM Business Strategist will surely use the answers that you´ve provided in the questions 2 and 3 above against you to get you to sign up to Elite Membership.
I have really expressed interest in learning what SFM has to offer. I am not willing to promote SFM after hitting on so many roadblocks. Each step I take with SFM forces me to promote SFM and I don´t feel that I´m getting the value what I paid for.
Like I´ve mentioned above, I truly feel that SFM is forcing you to stay as an SFM member for as long as possible so that they could collect as much renewal fee from you.
To be honest, when I first joined SFM, I was excited about the program and I wanted to promote the product because of the many raved reviews I´ve read. But after personally experiencing the program first hand, I can´t recommend it because I am thoroughly disappointed in the program.
Why is SFM not suitable for Advance Marketers?
You can hardly get much knowledge from SFM because almost all of the training modules are geared towards promoting SFM. I think that you will run out of patience like I did. If you do not intend to promote SFM, joining the program is only a waste of time and money.
As Advanced Marketer, you will not be willing to pay thousands or ten thousands of dollars to get the knowledge right? We know that that kind of knowledge on internet marketing does not cost that much.
My Sincere Advice to You
I believe that there is some valuable information in the SFM program and the learning environment is good for beginners. I think that the program is way over-priced and it is not worth the money. The cost of the highest membership (Digital Experts Academy Black) is equivalent to the cost of a university degree. At least you get a university degree once you complete the course, but in SFM there is no guarantee of success.
The SFM program is conditioned for you to promote SFM and to make money from it. It´s not meant to teach you to be a true affiliate marketer because a true affiliate marketer is one who can select any business that he/she is passionate about.
I´ll be honest with you, I could have promoted SFM and make lots of money with it, given the high prices of the SFM products and the commission level, but I chose not to because it will be unethical for me to do it.
If you are serious about making money online, but you have a budget to look out for, I would suggest that you check this program out instead. I have personally tried and tested this great program and I find it beneficial to novice and advanced marketers.
If you would like to discuss more on SFM, please feel free to leave a comment below.