The Honest Truth About ACME People Search Engine

I want to be different from those people who join an affiliate and then promote the heck out of it, even if they haven’t tried it, just so that they can make a few extra bucks. I definitely wouldn’t promote a product that I didn’t believe in.  I specially would not want to promote a product as being a real money spinner if I didn’t find it to be so.

Seeing as how it’s been a month now since my post called How The People Search Craze Could Put Money In Your Pocket,  I thought it fitting to do an update on how things are progressing. First things first though, I reckon I should tell people my findings of some of the promises that were made.

  • FREE Advertising of Your Search Engine for 24 Hours After You Complete Three Easy Steps

I will take Tissa’s word for this, but what I can say is that 24 hours of advertising netted me one hit, and no sale, which is not surprising as most people would tell you that only a small percentage of people clicking a link actually purchase a product. I wouldn’t join AcmePeopleSearch just because of that promise, there has to be more substance to a program than simple promising 24 hours of free advertising.

  • A Guaranteed Bonus of $125.00 AFTER You Earn $75 (Your Incentive to LEARN how to Earn)

That promise is 100% true, as can be seen from the image posted in my Quick Update On People Search Money Opportunity post. You will notice the $125 sitting there waiting for me to earn the other $75 so that I can collect the lot. Nothing wrong with dangling a bit of a carrot as far as I can see.

  • Personal Support from Tissa Godavitarne and a Community of Successful and Helpful Users

Also true as I’ve always got quick and helpful replies when posting in the forum, although I haven’t tried contacting Tissa directly.

  • Free 30 day when completing step 3!

That one is true too as completing that step simply subscribes via PayPal but doesn’t actually become active until 30 days after joining, thereby ensuring you thirty days of free access. I opted out of the subscription just before it was due as I thought I would wait until the system makes enough money to pay it’s own way. Read the post Quick Update On People Search Money Opportunity to see the benefits of completing step 3.

So, now for the crunch, how much did I make in the first month? Not a bloody dime, but then I didn’t expect it to come rolling in after only a month. I can see it’s going to take some time and so I will continue to explore ways of marketing it. Things like my Squidoo Lens, my Squeeze or Landing page, Traffic Exchanges and any other avenues for promoting it that I come across.


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  1. Twitter:
    Honestly reviewed, Sire, which of course I knew you would. At this juncture, if it’s not costing you anything to have it, I guess you just keep it around for a bit to see what happens, eh?

    By the way, did you intentionally leave the “e” off the second word in the last line of your first paragraph? :tongue1_tb: I caught something else also, but I’m leaving it for ammo later on. lol
    .-= Mitch´s last blog ..Tips For Guest Posting =-.

    1. Actually Mitch, seeing as how I completed step two it is costing me to host the search engine on my own domain. I’ve decided to keep that on as it’s always better to host something yourself where possible. I will be creating a page to promote my blogs, forum etc. from that domain as that will give them a little extra link juice.

      Also couldn’t see that I missed an e out anywhere? Maybe it’s just too early in the morning.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..Release The Child In You And Become A Better Blogger =-.


      1. Twitter:
        First, you wrote “I specially would not want…” instead of “especially”.

        Second, I guess you can say you’re paying for it in that fashion; I wouldn’t have thought about it that way.
        .-= Mitch´s last blog ..Video Highlights And A New Page =-.

  2. Sire

    a great post (made me laugh too). Sorry it’s not made you any money. Hope it starts bringing in some soon.

    I have just created a Squidoo lens. I’m not really sure of it’s value to be honest. So would be interested to hear how you use it.

    Have a good day!

  3. I hope all affiliate marketers follow your lead of promoting only products that they’ve bought themselves and proven to work.

    I wish you good returns on your ACME Search engine investment.
    .-= James Moralde´s last blog ..Using Google News Alerts For Free Targetted Backlinks =-.

  4. Sorry, it’s not so much the post that made me laugh it was the honesty. I think that’s very refreshing.

    You’re using Squidoo like I am. I’m not sure how much traffic Squidoo gets though.

  5. Okay, so do you earn per search or per affiliate sign up? I may have missed that part so sorry if you’ve already answered and I’m being far too lazy to go back and look. :blink_tb:
    .-= Anne Bender´s last blog ..Break Up Your Routine #OTBchallenge =-.

    1. I would do the same thing Anne. Why do the work yourself when you can get someone else to do it for you :wink_ee:

      As to your question, the people search itself is free but it only gives a basic result. If you want more detail then that would require joining one of the affiliates and that is when you get paid.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..Kissing 101 – Women Want a Man Who Knows How to Make Their Toes Curl =-.

  6. Just one reason I stick with ya, you know how to market honestly with integrity.

    I’d love to see a post of you spilling your non-blog promo tactics. ;)
    .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Meet CJ – My Awesome New Designer! =-.

    1. That’s the only way I know how to blog Dennis. I’m only on this world for a short time and I would rather be remembered for my good traits than for being a dishonest bastard.

      1. TheHonestBastard.com – a domain name sure to bring thousands from both sides! ;)
        .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..48hr Downtime – Lots Done-LOTS More To-Do! =-.

  7. Hi Sire

    You kept me guessing until the final word… “Not a bloody dime”

    That applies to my own small attempt at using Affiliates, but so what, I enjoy writing the posts.

    Can your next post be about how you made thousands, then we can all copy you. LOL
    .-= Keith Davis@public speaking´s last blog ..A helping hand… =-.

    1. Hey, Keith, I actually have made thousands throughout my blogging career, but it ain’t worth talking about until I make hundreds of thousands. ;)

      As to this particular affiliate, I’m not giving up yet, it’s only been a month and you can’t expect too much in that time.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..Perception Is Important To Your Blogging Career =-.

  8. I readlly appreciate your attitude that you don’t write about things you don’t believe in. We need more of that on the Internet.
    I try to write about products I’m genuinely interested in, unfortunately I can afford to buy them and test them before I write about them. Can only hope to become big enough to get free samples in the future :)
    .-= Luc J´s last blog ..Teach Kids How to Ride a Bike Using Gyroscopic Wheels =-.

    1. Yeah Luc, free samples are hard to come by. I’ve got a site called Top Software Online where a lot of the products on sale are try before you buy. This gives me a great opportunity to test them and write a review on my Top Software Online Blog. Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to review all that many yet, but at least the opportunity is there for when I do have that time.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..How The Things I Like Can Make Me Money =-.

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