Howdy, welcome to my review!
OK, so you might be wondering if Yoonla really lives up to its promise of helping you become a Digital Entrepreneur and live a dream life or if it’s a flat-out scam, right?
The good news: I’m gonna give you a behind-the-scenes look for the answer you seek.
Sound good to you, my young Jedi Apprentice?
Name: Yoonla (YL).
Cost: Free, $297 + extra fees for tools/services/traffic.
Owner: Reno van Boven.
My Score: 5/10.
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What’s The Idea Behind Yoonla, Hey?
In a nutshell, ‘YL’ is a platform designed to give you the tools, training, and community support for building an “Ultimate Digital Lifestyle”.
At first glance, it kinda comes across as the ‘Six Figure Mentors’ program because that also helps you accomplish the same thing.
But just like ‘SFM’ – ‘YL’ is pretty vague when it comes to the membership sign up page.
There’s plenty of info on becoming a Digital Entrepreneur, but nothing on what strategies you’ll be implementing or even the type of business model you’re gonna be making money from.
I dunno about you, but I prefer to get the inside scoop right off the bat before joining any program, even if it is $0 to get started online.
So for any real insights into ‘YL’, you must become a free member.
HINT: You’ll be making money via the CPA (Cost Per Action) and Affiliate Marketing business models.
How Does ‘YL’ Work For $$$?
Once you enter your name, email, and a password for gaining free access to the system, you’re instantly directed to the membership area which looks like this:
Firstly, what I liked about ‘YL’ is the introduction video from Reno because he seems like a genuine guy who is also upfront with you on his system not containing the usual “Get-Rich-Quick” hyped up garbage on the web.
After the intro video, there are 7 easy steps (including short video tutorials) to follow for the set up of your new ‘YL Evolve’ system.
Step #1: Evolve App & Commission Tracking
Basically, you get app files to download on to your computer for setting up your ‘Done-For-You’ squeeze page/funnel and also a script for tracking your ‘YL’ affiliate commissions.
A couple of clicks of your mouse button and the step is done!
#2: Create Automation Account
Here, you get an Autoresponder account with ‘GetResponse’, so Reno van Boven’s system can follow up with your email subscribers on your behalf – helping you to easily earn from multiple income streams.
Email marketing is very powerful for growing your online biz, and you can get started with GetReponse from as little as $15/month which I’m sure you’ll agree is peanuts.
#3: Set up Automation Campaign
This step is for automating your revenue streams for not just your ‘YL Digital Lifestyle Business’, but for other affiliate programs that you plug into the system.
To get this baby up and running, Reno shows you how to fully set up your ‘GetResponse’ account as well as Autoresponder service.
When it comes to actually drafting your very first subscriber welcome email, Reno also gives you an email to ‘Copy n’ Paste’ from the “High Converting Email Swipes” tab of your ‘YL’ members’ area.
#4: Create Small Business Account
In order to get your ‘YL’ lead capture page to go live with your own domain name, you need to grab a Yahoo Small Business Account for hosting your website.
Web-hosting with Yahoo starts at $2.59/month but Reno recommends the advanced plan for the extra benefits you’ll need for running your site.
In the video, he shows you’ll get hosting for a special price of $3.99/month via his affiliate link but unfortunately, it wasn’t the case because it’s $5.89/month.
*SOB * 🙁
But the guy does give you some great basic advice on creating a “.com” domain name and also picking one that’s short and memorable as well as reflects your new ‘YL’ biz.
What’s also great about Yahoo’s service is that your domain’s free if you choose to host your site with Yahoo for at least 1 year.
However, on the flip side, it kinda comes across as a con because Yahoo charges an extra $11.88 just for domain privacy.
So is the domain really $0 at all if you choose to keep your details private?
If I purchased the same domain (for $13.99/year) via the domain register service inside Wealthy Affiliate – the “Privacy” is actually included in the price.
Please Note: I do not own “earnwithneilio.com” – it’s for example purposes only.
#5: Get Your Evolve App Online
This step shows you how to download the ‘FileZilla FTP Tool’ via the link in your members’ area so you can upload your App/tracking script (from step 1) and install it on to your new domain name.
It’s a pretty straightforward process which Reno walks you through, in my opinion.
#6: Customise Your Evolve Site
Your Evolve site is already set up when it comes to SEO and basic page settings.
See what your site will look like:
But the great thing is that Reno allows you to change these settings so you can have a more personalized website. You can change things like meta keywords and the site heading, etc.
In addition, you’ll enter your ‘GetResponse’ token ID into the Opt-In settings so your Autoresponder is connected to your site.
The only downside is that you can’t actually customize the design and colors of your new website.
#7: Activate Your Evolve Funnel
To have everything fully integrated (including your affiliate link) and your ‘YL’ online business activated, you simply fill out an online form to request an upgrade to Elite membership.
Elite membership costs $297, but for some reason, it’s free along with the offer of your system fully set up instead of going through most of the steps yourself.
Once accepted, you’re ready to start collecting email subscribers through your squeeze page and earning up to $4 per ‘YL’ lead and also up to $60 per referral who upgrades to “Elite” + 60% commissions on other product sales.
However, if Elite membership is “free” at the moment, then I’ve no idea how you’re gonna make commissions from other free Elite member referrals, unless I’m missing a trick lol.
Any Additional Training & Features?
On top of the 7 steps for setting up your system, there’s an “Affiliate Marketing Training 101” section containing a mixture of short and lengthy video lessons on:
- The Life of an Affiliate Marketer
- What Does Affiliate Marketing (AM) Involve
- How to Approach AM
- The Mechanics of AM
- Types of Affiliate Programs & Choosing The Best Products
- Your Beginner Strategy – Don’t Reinvent The Wheel
- Making Things Sell
- AM in Person
- Using Your Existing Routes to Market
- Marketing Your Blog, Mailing List & Squeeze Page
Additionally, there’s a “Traffic & Promotion” section providing you with Facebook (47-page), YouTube (50-page), and Instagram (46-page) PDF guides to download.
With your “Elite” membership, there’s BONUS training on split testing your squeeze page and campaigns, optimizing your funnel, and increasing conversions and affiliate commissions.
As well as all the training you receive, Reno gives you 15 pre-written emails to blast out to your subscribers.
Free members get the first 10 emails to swipe. But the other 5 emails remain locked until you upgrade your membership.
‘YL’ is an awesome fit for the right person, but if you wanna learn how to build YOUR OWN squeeze page + sales funnel and earn 4 – 5 figures per month using your passion to help others…
OK, so What About Support?
When it comes to asking for a helping hand from ‘YL’, there are a few options open to you.
Firstly, there’s a knowledge base for finding answers to your questions.
Secondly, you can email support, but you must sign up first which is odd since you’re already a member.
Your Third option is to connect with ‘YL’ via its Facebook fan page and Instagram account.
But as an Elite member, there’s a special Facebook group for live training and picking the brains of “top dog” marketers.
PROS vs CONS of ‘YL’
- Reno allows you to get started with his system for free
- The training is easy & simple to follow
- Getting your business up and running is cheap
- Plenty of extra training resources are provided
- Numerous help & support options available
- Elite membership is also free (although, I’m not sure for how long)
- You can have your system set up for you by Reno’s team
- The ‘Done-For-You’ system makes it easy to build an email list
- Your squeeze page comes with basic customization settings
- The potential for any newbie to make money
- A squeeze page & tracking script are the only tools provided
- You can’t edit the design or colors of your page
- You’ll more than likely need additional funds for paid traffic
- You can’t make money with the system as a “free” member
- Your biz is built within the “Make Money Online” arena – There’s no option to choose your own niche to roll with
My Final Say…
I kinda feel like I’m stuck in the middle of the road like a Chicken when it comes to Yoonla lol.
There’s a part of me that wants to recommend Yoonla, and a part of me that doesn’t.
On one hand, Reno van Boven gives you a ‘Done-For-You’ system as well as some great training and support for getting an online biz set up and making it a success via email marketing.
But on the other hand, his system is built purely for “making money” and within a niche that you’ll probably lose interest in after a while.
Creating a business should be fun, and you should enjoy helping others…
But if you’re only in it for the “money” and having someone else build a business for you, then it’s not worth it, in my book.
In addition, Reno will also be profiting big time, since you’re basically gonna be promoting his system for him.
The Bottom Line:
I think ‘YL’ is a great starting point for beginners who want the easy road to building a business.
But if you’d rather learn how to build your own biz from scratch and also one that’s focused around your hobby or passion, then a system like ‘YL’ isn’t the right fit for you.
However, with that said, you do have the potential to create a lifestyle you’ll love with Reno’s system. Just don’t expect it to happen quickly.
If you’re looking for the best way to get started as a newbie and wanna learn how to make sustainable money online from something you love doing…
Your Friend, Neil 😀
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