This review is not to bash or praise the company, but rather to give you a better understanding of what you will be getting yourself into, if you do decide to join Stiforp.
I’m going to jump right in and talk about something that most marketing people do not want to really talk about.
Multi. Level. Marketing.
The way this system works is fairly simple. You pay a certain amount of money to sign up for a money making program and the money making program is essential to get other people to sign up and pay money as well, leaving you with a portion of the profits. Now, all of this sounds simple enough, but the reason so many marketing people don’t like to talk about it is just how easily this process can become what’s known as a “Ponzi Scheme”.
A “Ponzi Scheme as defined by Wikipedia as
“A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned by the operator”.
This can scare people off, but not all Multi level marketing (MLM) are monsters just trying to squeeze a dollar from you.
In fact, there are a lot of very decent and honest MLM programs that are well monitored and trusted by the Better Business Bureau. But, all schemes aside, can you make a decent living from it?
The simple and, quite frankly the honest answer is, no, not really. You have a better chance of getting bitten by the shark on dry land than to in all earnest have enough people sign up for your program in order for you to pay all of your monthly bills. But, then again, that all depends on the program.
What Stiforp.com has done…
…is to create an all new, fully interactive, easy to use process, that takes the old antiquated “envelope stuffing” program and turn it on its head.
First things first, you’re going to have to spend money to make money. Fortunately with Stiforp (yes, it’s “profits” spelled backwards), the payment is actually not all that steep.
At a $40 sign up fee and less that $10 a month ($9.95 to be exact), you are probably not going to break your bank.
The sign up is relatively easy giving you multiple options and even a free tour if you would rather just take a look around. The setup isn’t rocket science either. Essentially, you are given a personal site with your own customizable URL in which people to click on and hopefully sign up using your own personal tag.
With pre-made adds, live actor promotions, and flash videos, you have quick and easy choices on how you want to promote yourself and create your own “team” and each member of said “team” and everyone who signs on under them will bring you that much more profit.
Now, to be honest, the term “team” in this since is not exactly in the traditional sense of the word. Yes, you will get profits by how many other people the ones on your “team” get to sign on, however, it is not exactly as if you work directly with them in their efforts.
This means that if you have someone signed on that never does any work and has no one else signed on with them, you will really only be getting a margin of the profits you would if you had signed on someone who could add 20 people in a month. Remember, each person you sign up AND each person THEY sign up gives you just a little bit more cash.
Basically, if you’re already a natural at marketing and have the skills, this may not be the best way to make a guaranteed income, but as far as a side project, it would definitely be worth your time.
So, being quick and easy and decently priced, what are some of the downsides?
Here’s the second thing, the marketing used is not exactly strong. Yes, you do get live actor presentations and videos as one of your marketing tools, but the presentation is weak and can potentially come off sounding a bit too “salesy”.
You get your option of 3 different capture pages, but there have been some complaints of potential sign ups being unsure of putting in important information, so that is something to consider.
They do offer a call system and there seem to be no negative comments on that end, but with such weak marketing, calls are optional to say the least.
You do get 10 pre-made sites but limited on being customizable. You DO, however, get an autoresponder, so that can be helpful if used properly, but again, if the marketing is weak, you may not have many people to respond to.
Overall, your main issue will be with your first initial start up. The sign on itself is easy, but signing others up (which is your goal) can be initially grueling.
I can not stress this enough before you sign up with stiforp, please make sure you have a basic understanding of marketing. Do NOT go into this as a novice expecting to be properly trained or you WILL get burned.
The third thing about this company is the simple question of “Is it a scam?”
In the strictest sense of the word, no. Everything seems to be entirely legitimate. They are honest and upfront about your earnings (all be it, possibly a bit over zealous) and reports say they are easy enough to contact if anything goes wrong, so it does in fact seem like everything is on the up and up.
On a financial standpoint, however, as with most MLM the results really depend on a mixture of skill and fortune. Much like gambling at cards, if you know what hand to play and have a well working good luck charm, a $40 starter fee, and $9.95 a month payment is a really good deal.
So, by all means, brush up on your marketing skills, put them to the test, and if you’re feeling lucky, go ahead and give stiforp a shot.
They may spell profits backward, but if you’re skilled enough, it may just be your time to move ahead.