Chris Farrell Membership – My Review 2014
Product: Chris Farrell Membership
Overall Ranking: 85 points out of 100 4/5 stars
Price: $4.95 for a 7 day trial, then $37 per month or $297 yearly (a 33% saving)
Owners: Chris Farrell
Although the sales page is a video which is often a bad sign (scam warning) I got the impression that the Chris Farrell Membership (CFM) was a legitimate product. Two things gave me this idea Chris seems like a very nice guy, but more importantly you are not promised riches with very little work and you are not pushed to buy the program straight away.
This makes a very pleasant change from the majority of the scam programs available online. In my Chris Farrell Membership review I will be looking a liitle deeper into this membership.
Who exactly is Chris Farrell?
Chris is a very successful and respected internet marketer. His CFM program has been voted as the number one online coaching program from 2011 – 2014 by IMReport card.
Originally from London in the UK, Chris now lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Chris only started online in 2008 and he came from a background where he had no previous experience of internet marketing.
Incredibly within 6 months he was seeing many days where he made $250 and after 9 months this had increased to $1000 per day. In August 2010 Chris even made over $1,000,000 in sales in just 24 hours!
What is Chris Farrell membership?
As Chris says in his video CFM is a program that takes you by the hand and shows you how to create an additional income on the internet. Once you sign up for the membership you will learn how to create your own website, build a list, drive traffic, create an ebook and many other things related to internet marketing.
Everything is presented in a very simple, relaxed manner that is very easy to follow.
Who is CFM for?
This program is for complete newbies to internet marketing or for people struggling to make any money from an existing site.
However if you are a more advanced internet marketer and you are looking for some more progressive training, Chris Farrell Membership is not for you. I would advise you to look training that is adapted to the more experienced internet marketer.
Pros and Cons
- Offers a no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee.
- Link provided to cancel membership at any time available from everywhere on the site (often links to cancel memberships can be hard or impossible to find)
- Step-by-step lessons are provided with short and enjoyable videos
- Able to progress through the course as fast or as slowly as you wish
- As the videos are short you are not too overloaded with too much information at the same time
- Initial signing on fee is low
- Templates allow you to build websites fast with zero experience.
- There is some support
- Chris Farrell’s easy-going character makes the lessons quite entertaining
- No free trial
- There are some extra fees that should be explained beforehand (hosting, autoresponder)
The training and tools.
There are several different training modules. Most are included in the Specific Skills section as you can see below.
The place to start for anyone new to internet marketing is 10 Minutes To Success.
10 Minutes To Success
This is the training for which Chris Farrell membership is best known made up of 31 videos. Here you are shown how to make a 3 page website with a squeeze page, a thank you page and a download page. For this exercise you use all the pages that Chris has already created for you.
In the first few videos Chris explains that there is even a course of lessons 5 Skills You Need To Know for people who have absolutely no experience of computers, so if this is you it might be good.
After that, you are taken through:
- picking a niche
- purchasing a domain name
- getting web hosting
- choosing and setting up an autoresponder
- installing WordPress on your hosting account
- creating the 3 pages
- creating your email messages
Although you are paying for the program I think it is important to point out that you will have a few extra charges. Your domain name, web hosting and the autoresponder. This will probably be about $30 per month
When all is done you have your 3 page website, in the niche that was chosen by Chris “How to write a screenplay”
Now you have to choose your own niche and create your own site.
To do this there are several options on the site.
- There is a selection of already done for you sites. The course is called Done For You. You have the choice of 6 completely original websites they come complete with the free gifts to entice your visitors and pre-written emails. The niche is already chosen for you.
- If you know what niche you will be promoting there is a course called OP Lite. This is a 17 video course, you are shown how to:
- create high converting squeeze pages
- add images and videos to your pages
- create your thank you and download pages
- install and use the OP Lite theme
- how to configure your autoresponder.
- Another option offered on CFM is Lead Pages. Chris says that Lead Pages is the easiest way to create any sort of web page. But, the big drawback with Lead Pages is that you have to pay for this service $37 per month or $197 per year. You can have free domain names ending with leadpages.net and free hosting for your site with Lead Pages. In the Lead Pages course Chris shows you how to:
- create pages
- integrate your autoresponder
- use the free hosting or your own hosting
- configure your opt-in form
- publish on Facebook
- create a thank you page
- and more
That’s the training about building your website that you will absolutely need to earn some money, nevertheless there are many other resources on Chris Farrell Membership that will help and which you will need to be successful online. Here are some of the more important courses.
How To Find A Profitable Niche
A short course of 5 videos where Chris explains his methods of finding a niche. He uses dummies.com, eBay and magazines, which are quite a good ways for getting some ideas.
A course of 17 videos that as the title suggest you are taught about using Facebook. Chris goes through setting up a personal profile, create a fan page for your business and the difference between a personal profile and a fan page. A fan page is important because you will use it, as Chris explains, to generate traffic.
How To Make Money Online
In this short course Chris talks first about “The Mindset” you should have and that your principal objective should not be to make money but to help people in one way or another. If you offer some value the money will follow.
The second video is called “The Process”. Here Chris goes over his 3 steps to making money online
- Step One – find a profitable niche.
- Step Two – build a list of people who are interested in our profitable niche.
- Step Three – we then market related products to our list.
The third and final video in this series is call “The Golden Rule” and the golden rule is fall in love with your list. By this, he means treating your list like real people, treat them well. If you are good to them they will be good to you.
This is a course of 24 videos where you learn all about WordPress – what it is, the dashboard, the editor, configuration, creating pages, widgets and much more.
Money Making Lab
The Money Making Lab has been online sine August 2014. Every month a new money making lab is released.
As a paying member of Chris Farrell Membership you are credited with 50 points every month that you stay a member. To access the Money Making Labs you must have 50 points in your account. At the moment there are 9 Money Making Labs as you can see below. This means to profit from all the labs you will have to stay a member for 9 months.
I Love Traffic
In this course Chris shows us some free and paid traffic methods, the course has 15 videos.
5 videos on Facebook ads, 3 on video marketing, 1 on forum marketing and 1 on guest blogging.
That’s most of the training covered, but there are one or two resources that might be useful or interesting to you. For example, the recordings of the webinars that Chris Farrell has done or the blog of Chris’s first 200 days online. In the blog you will see that when starting Chris had the same problems and doubts as you and I have probably encountered.
Help and support at CFM
There are 3 ways to get support on the site from the forum, the knowledge base or by submitting a ticket.
Your best bet for support is the forum, you may be able to find the answer to your question is already there or you can pose your own question. Normally you will receive a reply quite quickly however this will depend on how active the forum is when you pose your question.
$4.95 for a 7 day trial, after that $37 per month or pay yearly and take advantage of a massive 33% saving, making the annual price for CFM $297.
There are also some extra fees you will have to pay. You will need a domain name, web hosting and an autoresponder (in the course everything is set up to work with Aweber) All of this will cost $25 – $30 per month.
There is another program that is available as an upsell 4 Week Fast Track. This is an accelerated internet marketing system that claims you will understand everything needed to create your own a successful web business by the end of your 4 weeks. The price is $447.
I don’t like upsells and I must say I only heard Chris talk about this once during the videos. There is a link to 4 Week Fast Track at the bottom of many pages but all in all it is not pushed very much at all.
My final opinion
Chris Farrell Membership is a legitimate program. I would recommend the program to someone just starting online, someone with very little knowledge of internet marketing or even someone just starting to use a computer. There are some really good resources for easily building a website and getting it online.
The lessons are very well done and Chris never makes the assumption that you already know something. I suppose that this is what makes the training so effective for newbies. This is one of superior programs that you may choose.
Please remember this is not a get rich quick scheme and you will have to work hard to be successful. Nonetheless if you are new to the world of computers and internet marketing this could be a great place to start.
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