I have to get this off my chest.
I’m sure you’ve been inundated over the past week with emails announcing the latest greatest thing. Wowzza.
Wowzza is supposed to be a social network for professionals. They call it “professional social networking”. Imagine facebook with a paid membership program and mlm component.
Lot’s of people are telling stories about how much money they’ve made, how big their downline’s gotten etc.
Here is the truth.
1. Wowzza is supposed to provide you qualified leads for your business opportunity because many people who joined paid to upgrade their membership. These are supposed to be qualified people for your opportunity because they’ve already paid $32.95 to join wowzza.
The problem is that most of these people are already IN an opportunity. They aren’t looking to join you. They bought into the same lie and joined Wowzza to target other networkers. They’re going to spam out their opportunity to everyone on Wowzza. So Wowzza is going to be full of spam.
2. Wowzza has an income opportunity and powerline builder where people are notified of all the prospects in their downline and all the people upgrading. The effect? Lots of people are supposed to upgrade because of the fear of loss. The fear of the lost income forces them to upgrade.
The reality? This leads to tons and tons of email spam and upset users. Some of the novices in your downline will join the program but the others that aren’t real technical won’t get it. They’ll just get upset at all the email.
3. The income opportunity here is good so you can supplement your existing business with this new revenue stream.
Yes you can make money in this. I have some big email lists (10,000+) and big downline (4,000+). I could spam this out and if 1% joined I’d have 140 in my downline. That’d be a nice income stream, right?
WRONG. Yes I might make some income but I’d hurt my reputation. People will get burned by Wowzza and I’d be the one who recommended them. All these powerline builders are crap. I joined ProBuilderPlus and ProWealthSuccess. Yes I made some money in them but I realized it was really a big fat scam. There weren’t any real products and the whole thing was basically a pyramid scheme. Ever notice you NEVER hear about these companies any more? You hear a big splash when they are first announced and then they die off when people begin to get tired of them. They don’t really have a real opportunity. They don’t have a real product. They are just pyramid’s focused only on the opportunity and not at all on the product. That’s why they don’t last.
And don’t forget if you promote this to your downline it is going to confuse them. Instead of building your primary opportunity they’re going to start promoting this thing. They’re going to waste time promoting this and potential prospects are going to say… “Woah, they must not be making enough money from their money company since they have to promote wowzza to make some extra income! Maybe I don’t want to join them after all.”
Even if they only take a few weeks to promote Wowzza before they give up that’s several weeks worth of momentum you’re going to loose and it may be several months before you and your downline recover from the lost momentum.
Joining Wowzza is going to hurt more than it is going to help.
I implore you all don’t waste time with Wowzza!
- Ben Fitts