$5000 From Scratch Review
Price: $27 (plus upsells)
Everyone wants to earn money, and earning money online is even better, because you can do it from home. What would be even better than that is if you could make money without having to put in a lot of time, because some of us are busy or have families or other jobs.
Ewen Chia’s $5000 From Scratch program says you can earn $5000 per month and more working just 15 minutes per day. That’s quite a boast, so I thought I’d take a look. Ewen says this is his first new product in 8 years, so I was curious to see what he might have up his sleeve. Is $5000 From Scratch a scam?
Read on for the full $5000 From Scratch review.
$5000 From Scratch Overview
Before I get on to the review, I’ll talk a bit about Ewen Chia. He’s a longtime Internet marketer who lives in Singapore. He’s created numerous products in the past, several of which have been longtime best sellers. While his products have sold well, they haven’t exactly been revolutionary. They usually just offer basic information. To his credit, his best-known products have been affordably priced.
$5000 From Scratch is a video course, and the videos can be viewed in the members area of the Website. There’s nothing to download; it’s all online. The videos themselves are narrated by Ewen Chia, who lives in Singapore. While his English is more than competent, he does have a thick accent, so it might be a bit difficult for some people to understand him.
The premise of the $5000 From Scratch course is that you’re going to learn how to earn $5000 per month without having to build a Website, without advertising, without a mailing list, and without a product to sell. This sort of marketing is pretty common these days; the sales pages devote more time to telling you what you won’t be doing than they do to telling you what you will be doing.
If you’re not doing any of those things, including having a Website, then what, exactly, are you doing?
$5000 From Scratch will show you how to build a Facebook Group.
Then you’ll provide content to that group, build up a bunch of members, and then once your group is active and has a lot of members, you’ll spend your time selling things to them, presumably enough to rack up $5000 per month in sales…
…and you’ll do it all in just 15 minutes a day, he says.
The 6 $5000 From Scratch videos themselves, which run between 4 and 43 minutes, outline the plan, which involves finding a niche, finding products to promote, creating and building your Facebook Group, promoting your group, and finally, monetizing it so you can make money.
Of course, this is all a lot of work. Finding your niche isn’t that much work, but creating the Facebook Group is a lot of work. Not only that, but it is a Website. It may not be a traditional one, but a page on Facebook with a lot of content is no different in function than a Website that you build from scratch. You’re just using different tools. It’s still a lot of work, and you’ll also have to deal with the fact that by creating the site on Facebook, you’ll be subject to that site’s rules and regulations, which you won’t be if you’re building a site on your own.
On the plus side, there are more than a billion users on the site, and if they find your group and join, you could potentially have access to a lot of members. Of course, it’s hard getting people to do that; I have several Facebook pages of my own that get relatively little traffic, and that’s pretty common unless you’re aggressively promoting them.
The videos cover that, suggesting that you post to the usual places – other Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and of course, online forums. This is a time-consuming and cumbersome process that’s going to take weeks or months to do, but it could take years if you’re going to only spend 15 minutes a day on it.
You’ll also have to come up with a lot of unique content for your group, and if you want people to hang around, you’re going to have to create unique and interesting content for your group that they can’t find anywhere else. Ewen suggests that you outsource this, but that will take time and cost money, and probably a lot of each. High quality, interesting, unique content doesn’t come quickly or inexpensively.
Finally, you’re going to have to monetize the site and that means finding a product that you can sell that isn’t something your visitors have already seen a thousand times and which isn’t something of which Facebook will disapprove. Good luck with that.
While the $5000 From Scratch product is relatively new, parts of it are already dated. Ewen suggests using Google’s Keyword Planner tool to find keywords for your niche with a lot of searches, but Google stopped providing numbers for search queries some time ago, so that trick no longer works.
Finally, if you buy any of Ewen’s products, you’re going to be subjected to a torrent of upsell offers. $5000 From Scratch itself is sold with two upsells, but once you’re in the members area, you’ll see offers for other products of Ewen’s all over the page. Ewen has a ton of products, and they all interlink. If you click on the link for one of them, you’ll be hit with offers for many more. Eventually, if you follow his links long enough, Ewen will try to get you to join MOBE.
Pros and Cons of $5000 From Scratch
- $27 price is affordable
- OK tutorial about creating a Facebook group
- Dozens of upsells
- Course is video-only
$5000 From Scratch Summary
Is $5000 From Scratch a scam? No, it’s an OK course on building a Facebook group and monetizing it. If you buy, you’ll be hit with endless upsells forever from Ewen, especially if you’re on his mailing list. The $5000 From Scratch course is OK; it’s neither horrible nor great. If you don’t know how to build a Facebook group and monetize it, you’ll learn how. You won’t make $5000 per month working 15 minutes a day. That part is bogus.
$5000 From Scratch is rated so-so.