Scam? – Ted McGrath Woodworking Plans
I’m sure you have all come across websites with unbelievable promises on the internet. We all have to be careful and not get sucked in with their fantastic promises. For example, Ted McGrath Woodworking Plans (more about his later).
Affiliate marketers need to be aware of scams on the internet also, but for a different reason. The last thing you want to do as an affiliate, is to promote a scam. Some times its hard to tell if something is a scam or not. What should you do if you’re not sure if something is legitimate? I am going to give you some tips to help you spot a scam and not be tricked into promoting them on your website.
And now back to Ted’s Woodworking Plans I was very intrigued by – Ted’s Woodworking Plans.
Ted’s Woodworking Plans
I came across Ted’s Woodworking Plans on a website that was reviewing it. I have done some woodworking and built some things and this product sounded so good I decided to go and have a look. He has a very good promotional video. It really sucked me in. (If you wish to view his video just type in “www.teds-woodworking-plans.com” in your browser)
He is offering over 16,000 plans with details, schematics. cutting and materials guides. The website page also shows example pictures of the plans and some very attractive completed projects.
And that’s not all – you also get:
- Free lifetime updates
- Custom Plans
- Lifetime Support
- Guides and Knowledge Portal
- Free Woodworking Videos
- And it’s Mobile Friendly
But wait! There are also four FREE bonuses:
- A DWG/CAD plan Viewer (reg price
- 150 Premium Woodworking Videos (reg price
- Book “How to Start a Woodworking Business (reg price
- Book “Complete Woodworking Guide” 200 pages (reg. price
The website states that the plans are on sale “Today:” marked down from $67 to $47 “Order Now” “Hurry up! Offer expires in: 8 hrs, 21 min. and 45 sec”
This is a very well thought out and professional landing page and it does just what it is designed to do. It makes you want to buy, even though you know it too good to be true.
I wanted to buy it!
I wanted to promote it and sell it as an affiliate!
I wanted it to be real!
I mean it was just so fantastic!
I checked out their affiliate information and they were affiliated with ClickBank. At ClickBank I found that Ted’s Woodworking Plans has been #1 in the Home and Garden category for 5 years and paid a 75% commission. No wonder so many people are promoting it. .
It Looked Too Good to Be True
I wanted to promote it, but like I said, it just looked too good to be true.
Clues on the Website
When you visit the website there is a picture of a box with a DVD in front of it. You would think that you’ll be getting a DVD or a set of DVD’s, right? Wrong! Read the fine print at the bottom of the website page and I quote:.
NOTE: Ted’s Woodworking Plans(TM) is a downloadable e-book. No physical products will be shipped. After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the e-book and all the bonuses. The e-book format is adobe acrobat PDF, which can be viewed on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android or Kindle
Why put a picture of a DVD if it is an e-book?
Well that is pretty much the way the whole website is. It’s all make-believe. In fact Ted (Woody) McGrath is not even a real person. He is a stock photo. He is not a member of AWI. His address is not a real address. He is totally made up. It turns out the plans are copies of free plans off the internet or copied from books and magazines. And the “how to” videos are also copied from the internet. All these copies are being sold without giving the actual creators any credit. If you shared something on the internet for free would you like someone taking it, selling it and not even giving credit where credit is due? There were a lot of hints that are warning flags in Ted’s website. How many did you notice? Some of them are listed below.
Hints to Avoid Promoting Someone Else’s Scam
- Is it too good to be true?
- Can you contact a real person, is there a real address, phone or email?
- Do the claims sound legitimate or do they promise you the moon?
- Do they ask for money up front before they let you see the product?
- Do they tell you to buy now or it will go away?
- How is their support? Send an email to check. How quick did you get a reply:?
- Do they have a 60 day guarantee? Probably a ClickBank product and not very good
- Do they have a video only sales page?
- Do they promise instant riches?
These are just a few warning signs that should make you go “Oh Oh”. If you are suspicious,
- Check reviews, scam reports and complaints – in videos and on websites peut on prendre du viagra sans ordonnance.
- Try the Better Business Bureau
- Use your common sense.
- If you can afford it and you think it’s legit, buy the product and give it a try.
As an affiliate, if you are going to recommend a product or service you have to know if its real. Your website’s credibility and reputation depend on it. And remember don’t believe everything you see on the internet. There’s a lot of scams out there.
i’M GOING TO LET YOU MAKE UP YOUR OWN MINDS ABOUT TED’S WOODWORKING PLANS.
Thank You for reading this post I hope you found it interesting. I welcome any comments or scam avoidance hints. Please leave them below.