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Jeff Paul Shortcuts to Internet Millions is on again
Jan 5th, 2008 by estreet

There were a lot of visits to my original Jeff Paul post today.  His infomercial Shortcuts to Internet Million$ is on CNBC today.  And just like everyone else, I can’t stop watching it!  They grab your attention.  

I read that Jeff Paul was a leading Direct Marketer in the 90’s.  Direct Marketing is when a salesperson calls you to offer you a “no risk” trial of a service or product.  The catch is that if you accept the offer, you have to do something to cancel after the trial period expires.  The sales people know their game well and can fast talk and confuse a person into accepting the offer.  

Shortcuts to Internet Million$ shows testimonials on how $135,000 a month of income changed their life.  This tactic directly addresses their targeted market segment’s hopes and dreams of a better life.  They target the naive, the financially illiterate, the gamblers, the poor and the desperate.  It’s like a lottery ticket except laws ensure that you know what the odds of winning  a lottery really are.  

Jeff Paul is very vague on the success rate of his program.  ”Countless others” have achieved instant wealth without computer knowledge. They could work a little harder on their counting since it’s probably less than 10. Even the Johnchow.com blog – Ramblings of a Dot Com Mogul – doesn’t make $135,000 a month. And John Chow has computer knowledge and, surprise, internet knowledge!

There are accounts of people signing up and then being pressured to buy more Jeff Paul products.  People talk about paying sums of $5,000 to $8,000. My friend, the one whose father bought the Paramount Marketing Group Online product in error, shared this insight:

A lot of people avoid confrontation. They would rather agree to buy something than to say “no” to a pushy sales person.

She’s right. And that’s what makes this a lucrative biz.

Here are some of the best articles about the Jeff Paul experience:

Also, you can avoid the high pressure sales tactics by buying the Jeff Paul books on eBay.

Jeff Paul book on eBay

Jeff Paul’s Shortcuts to Internet Millions – separating people from their money
Dec 1st, 2007 by estreet

Update – Saturday, May 9, 2009.
The only place to get deals AND AVOID THE SCAM on Jeff Paul’s products is on eBay. You will find people who paid full price for the items and are now selling the complete set of materials for $4.79 -$17.99. Click here to see the Jeff Paul eBay items. (This is my site – it’s safe and scam-free.)

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Jeff Paul’s infomercial titled, “Shortcuts to Internet Millions”, was on CNBC this morning. If I act now, this service priced at just $39.95 will earn me up to $1,000,000. No computer knowledge required.

This reminds me of a secretary I used to work with who purchased 6 websites through a similar system for $2000. No lie, it’s true.

OK, so I used my “computer knowledge” to google Jeff Paul. “Scam” is a targeted Google adword for the search on Jeff Paul. This means that people searching for Jeff Paul in google are highly likely to click on the keyword “Scam”. The advertisers are trying to capitalize on Jeff Paul’s name by inferring that he is a scam but their service is not. This is an ugly business all around.

Jeff Paul googled

I know some internet millionaires. They spend years and years creating a valuable service and until it finally pays off. It’s just like any other business or endeavour. No shortcuts to be found.

However, if you would like to get Jeff Paul books and software, then buy it on eBay. You can find titles such as, “How To Make Money in your Underwear”, “Start a Mail Order Cash Flow Business Manual”, and “How to Make a Surgeon’s Income” for less than $20.

Jeff Paul book on eBay

You can also see other people’s experiences with Jeff Paul products at the Rip-Off Report.

While we’re on the subject of dipping into people’s savings, iSoldIt founder, Elise Wetzel, was highlighted in Kellogg’s 2005 magazine as an entrepreneurial success. We both went to Kellogg Graduate School of Business and I was very jealous that her business had a huge presence at the 2005 eBay Live and they were spending a ton of cash. I was watching every penny I spent.

Being an eBay market researcher, I researched the sales for their franchise stores and I saw monthly sales of $3K in the Southern states and up to $45K in California. I asked the people at the iSoldIt booth about the low sales and they did not have an answer – but their hype continued until 2006. They told their franchisees that they would set them up in a successful business overnight. Hah! The franchisee’s money instead went to iSoldIt management salaries. See the real eBay franchise story from amitheonlyone.org

Have a nice weekend and keep your hard-earned money safe!

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