Name: Rory Ricord.
Cost: Free + additional expenses.
My Score: 3/10.
Verdict: The program does offer you some level of value, but unfortunately, I don’t think posting links is an effective way of building a business on the web.
In addition, there are numerous scam complaints against Rory (as you’ll see in my review).
If you’re a newbie who wants to learn how to make REAL money online without being scammed…
Firstly, Who is Rory Ricord?
Mr. Ricord (CEO of the Brunette Marketing online education company and owner of roryricord.com) claims to have been a marketer for 27 years and is passionate about helping folks like you to make real money online.
He’s also the co-founder of other sites such as The Work at Home Institute, Profit Master Academy, and Home Job Placement to name a few.
However, the unfortunate thing is that these programs have been labeled as scams by other folks who have tried them.
And to make matters even worse, there are a number of BBB complaints filed against his company for scamming and refusing to honor refunds.
So it kinda makes you wonder whether this guy really is who he claims to be or if he’s just in the game for laying his hands on your hard-earned cash.
What’s RoryRicord.com All About?
Rory Ricord (RR) has been designed as a program to help you (the newbie) to promote Cost Per Action, Cost Per Lead, Cost Per Click, ClickBank, and other affiliate product offers through link posting as well as link post blogging.
The guy has created a bunch of walk-through videos on various techniques that show you how to get started online and make money with his system.
The super cool part about his program is that the training doesn’t cost you a single penny and no details are required for signing up as a member either.
So there’s no risk involved which is an extremely good thing for a noob.
Rory also offers you a $500 guarantee if you don’t make money within your first 90 days.
How cool, right?
But I wouldn’t get over-excited just yet! 😛
What Training Will You Get?
Inside the members’ area, there’s a heap of video tutorials covering a range of different topics on building your link posting business.
I’ll give you a quick video run-through:
- 1 on 1 Support (How to Get Assigned a Staff Member)
- How to Navigate Through Your Members’ Area
- How to Familiarize Yourself With Click Partners
- Familiarizing You With Clickbank
- How to Find Categories For Posting on Posting Sites
- How to Create a Template For Posting
- How to Post From The Template to Posting Sites
- How to Get Photo Images For Posting Ads
- Locating & Saving Photos Into an Image Folder
- Why You Should do Link Post Blogging
- How Link Post Blogging Works
- How to Add Pages to Your WordPress Blog For Profits
- Adding Google Adsense to Your Site
- How to Add Response Magic to Your Site
- Adding Categories to Your Blog
- Creating Offer Pages For Your Blogging Site
- Blogging For Cash With Rory
- Plus a bunch of videos on posting your content on various social media networks
While I found some training to be very insightful, I just don’t think posting links and even creating a WordPress blog just for the purpose of promoting “spammy” offers is a particularly good way to build an online business.
It’s a strategy that worked best in the late 90s, but with a lot of marketers (especially scammers) placing ads on Classified sites today, I don’t reckon the platforms are as effective as they once were.
The absolute best way to accomplish success with a blog is by filling it with lots of “valuable” content and attracting free targeted traffic from the search engines.
Are There Any Tools to Use?
The only real tool you can access is basically a Done-For-You WordPress website.
But it comes at a cost which I will explain very shortly.
However, the website from Rory isn’t exactly gonna live up to your expectations because the domain name isn’t yours to keep, the functionality of your site is very limited, and the blog doesn’t really belong to you at all.
In addition, there are some recommended resources such as free and paid traffic sites as well as a number of free keyword tool suggestions to help get your WordPress site ranked in Google.
But unfortunately, having a site that’s already done for you with duplicate content, you will more than likely have zero chance at getting Google rankings and organic traffic to your blog.
What Are Your Support Options?
When it comes to support, Rory gives you 4 choices.
- 1 on 1 coaching from a member of his staff (Which comes at a cost)
- Complete an email support form
However, I have also heard on the grapevine that the support staff can be rude and will only give you their time if you’re buying a WordPress website and hosting.
Whether it’s true or not, I have no idea.
But I wouldn’t put it past programs like this.
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What’s The Cost of ‘RR’?
For some unknown reason, Rory’s training platform is free with no strings attached. YAY!
The one-on-one coaching has no price tag, but I have read somewhere that it’s $97 which I think also used to include the cost of getting started with the program.
For web hosting, your credit card will be billed $28.95 every 90 days.
For the fast track set up of your website will cost you an additional one-time $59.
Your total web hosting + website activation fee is $87.95.
PROS vs CONS of ‘RR’
- The training is free
- There are some good training videos
- One-on-One coaching is provided
- Get a website that’s already set up
- Link posting is a poor business model (Not recommended for newbies)
- You must “pay” for a “free” WordPress blog to be set up
- Your website will have limited functionaility
- The domain name & site aren’t yours to keep
- Duplicate content won’t get your site ranked in the search engines
- Rory has a bad reputation for creating scammy programs
- There are complaints against Rory’s company
My Final Conclusion…
I like the fact that Rory gives you free access to his Rory Ricord program because it allows you to see that the guy offers you some value in the form of training videos and support.
So it certainly isn’t a scam in that respect.
However, forking out cash for a WordPress website that’s gonna be useless when it comes to SEO, and also using an outdated “link posting” method isn’t worth your investment of time, effort, and money, in my opinion.
There are far greater ways to build a business, and ones that can actually be uber successful too.
What also puts me off Rory’s program is the fact that he offers to put $500 in your pocket if your affiliate commissions are still at $0 after 90 days (3 months) of implementing his strategies.
Yeah, $500 sounds totally awesome!
BUT if his program really is as good as he claims and you can transform into a money sucking machine, then why would he need to offer you $500 dollars?
Hmm… Something’s definitely fishy here!
And finally, with the number of complaints against Rory – Members not making money and his staff refusing to give refunds/$500 payments (even when promised), is enough to make you highly suspicious of the guy.
The bottom line… I consider the program to be a “borderline scam”. I don’t trust it, nor do I recommend it to you.
Your Friend, Neil 😀
Do you have any questions or bad experiences with ‘RR’, or with any of Rory’s other programs that you’d love to share? Please post your comments below…