If you have ever expressed an interest in digital marketing on Facebook then I am sure you can’t have escaped being targeted by ads for The Social Media Lead Machine by Blake Nubar.
You can see an example of one of his ads right here.
Now as any good digital marketer knows, getting traffic to your website is one of the most important tasks you have every day and social media is one of the best places to go to for getting traffic.
Heidi and I have been getting quite good results with promoting our business on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest but we are always interested to learn new ways and so when I saw this advert from Blake Nubar which promised to show how I could siphon organic leads off of social media I decided to take a closer look.
As you can see from the ad, the concept looks very appealing – you only need to use your social media profile, it only takes 90 minutes to set up and it requires ZERO complicated Tech.
OK Blake – it sounds great! But Does It Deliver On What It Promises?
The Social Media Lead Machine – What It Promises
If you click on the ad you will be taken to the sales page which looks like this:
This was one of the first warning bells for me. You see, the initial sales message was all about leveraging traffic from social media in general, whereas now we are looking at “Hacking Your Facebook Profile” for leads.
Reading on down the sales page we see a number of promises and claims being made. These include:
- Unlimited Free Traffic From Social Media
- Perfect For Beginners & Professionals
- Works For ANY Type Of Business
- It doesn’t require any special skills, and it doesn’t involve running any ads
- You Can Drive On-Demand Traffic From Your Smartphone!
This all sounds good and is exactly the sort of traffic generation system that we are looking for.
Blake Nubar goes on to explain that the system can actually be boiled down into 3 steps which are:
- Optimize Your Profile
- Connect Your Funnel
- Drive FREE Traffic
Fantastic! And you get all of this for just $7.00 !!
OK I had to have a look so I paid my money and got the Blueprint.
The delivery of the product all went very smoothly and professionally and I was really looking forward to reading the blueprint and implementing this new social media traffic strategy.
Unfortunately I have to say that I was really disappointed and the Blueprint failed to deliver on any of the promises made in the sales page.
Instead of being a strategy on how to drive traffic from social media, it appears to be nothing more than a walk through on how to set up a funnel using Clickfunnels.
The sections included in the Blueprint are:
Introduction: A description of the blueprint and what it is aiming to teach you.
Section 1: Choose your bait. All about creating a lead magnet for your funnel
Section 2: Modify your funnel. All about choosing brand colours, graphics, a mock up of your lead magnet and some social proof
Section 3: Add your sales copy. How to write a headline, creating hooks, about you, calls to action and thank you pages.
Section 4: Put Finishing Touches: Optimising your funnel for mobile, adding SEO meta data, and editing your mail
Section 5: Enhanced Facebook Profile. Choosing a Facebook cover photo, a Facebook featured photo and optimizing your Facebook profile. (At last some social media stuff but sadly very little in the way of detail on how to use it to drive traffic)
Section 6: Launch. A checklist for your funnel and then getting in launched.
And that is the entirety of what is included in the Social Media Lead machine.
Don’t get me wrong – I am not saying that the content is bad. It’s actually not bad and there is some interesting reading here on how to set up a funnel for your business.
However I bought this blueprint because I was promised that I would be shown how to drive traffic from social media and on that score it completely fails to deliver in my opinion.
The sales message is all about traffic from social media – but the product itself is almost entirely about building a funnel (and using Clickfunnels to do so which is an extremely expensive way to build a funnel if you are just starting out as a digital marketer)
The blueprint also features an upsell (as you would expect) and it appears to be a live training demonstration of the system outlined in the blueprint and is priced at $197. This is promoted both during the sales process and in the email follow-ups.
The sales pitch for this refers to it being “The Same Exact System That Generated $25,000 In Just 9 Days” There are plenty of testimonials available which is interesting but based on my experience with the Blueprint I decided to give it a miss.
Is It A Scam?
I wouldn’t label the Social Media Lead Machine as a scam because you do get a professionally created blueprint which has some genuine training included. The problem is that it’s just not what I feel I was led to believe I would get.
If you are looking for a product to help you drive traffic with social media then I would have to say I DO NOT recommend the Social Media Lead Machine.
What’s The Alternative?
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