I received an email today from Maria Andros about attending a free webinar MASTERCLASS about her program, Signature Programs that Sell. I had clicked on her Facebook ad and opted in for the free webinar.
I am always game to hear new things, so I tuned in to see if Maria Andros is a scam or legit. In this 1 1/2 hour webinar, she explains how her system works, then she goes on to try and sell to you, using the exact same tactics she just explained to you, for her $2497 program. Which, if you opted in right away, she would give you a $500 discount, broken up in to 5 easy payments of $316, and she provides a 30 day guarantee and promises you can download all the material and keep it, but she believes in integrity, and knows most people won’t do that.
I did an internet search on Maria Andros reviews and I found this on Ripoff Report:
I am within my 30 days to request a refund and it has been refused. The amount is $366.10. Instead, I have received 2 emails saying that I like integrity and am not professional. I was also threatened with a lawsuit merely for asking for a refund. I just don’t have time to complete the program, and have not even utilized the information in the past 2 weeks. I am well within the 30 day window to request a refund.
The anonymous person goes on to say that they challenged his integrity and sent him threatening emails. He simply didn’t feel the system was right for him and wasn’t going to use it. So I would be careful checking out this system. I try a lot of the systems I review, but wouldn’t take a chance on this one.
During the webinar, after Maria delivers her sales pitch to join now, she started welcoming people making it look like they were signing up. Then she mentions MY name! I typed in the question box why did you do that? I have not joined? But you can’t see the questions people type in.
Apparently Maria Andros has this story that she started out as a MAC cosmetics girl, worked for a boss that made her life miserable, she had some minor success on Ebay, so she took a chance and moved to sunny southern California, because she loved palm trees! Then she goes on to tell how she got involved with MLMs. Well she was apparently outed for lying about her mediocre success on Ebay. In 2007 Maria Andros was involved with defrauding people, she was involved in a scheme called MLM Goldmine. This is where she learned “Attraction Marketing”. In 2008 she decided to go it on her own and using the techniques she learned from MLM Goldmine, she started Social Media Traffic Blueprint, teaching how to use social media to brand and promote yourself. She became known as the “Video Marketing Queen”, using her good looks and “authority” to sell people her coaching.
I paid her Website a visit and went to her “Gratitude page“. Where she has a number of people singing her praises. I did the due diligence of checking out each and every testimonial’s website. Half are down, apparently their success didn’t last, and aside from the home decorator, makeup artist, photographer, and the 2 weight loss coaches, the rest are doing exactly what she does, selling coaching. The video of Yaro Starak and his wife doesn’t connect to YouTube, and their website is disabled.
I took notes while watching the webinar. When I look at her page and the other coaches she supposedly trained, you can easily spot her entire system. She has 5 steps; Survey use Survey Monkey to ask people questions about your idea. Capture, lead with value, give away something free, create a squeeze page with 4 bullet points and an opt in. Nurture, lead with value and not selling too fast, do 3 part videos or a webinar. Have a Strong Offer to convert, include your superhero story, tell the before and after, show your vulnerability, stack your bonuses, social proof, have scarcity/limits, have offer up for short periods, and have a guarantee. Automate, do Facebook ads, or organic traffic via video, have a video sales page and a checkout page. I would just recommend looking at these pages and learn from what you see.
She offers another program on her website called The 6 Figure Video Impact Program. This is a 4 week program that is valued at $7000. It costs $497, but if I sign up today, I will get $200 off, and can use their Feel at Ease Payment Program, for 2 easy payments of $163! This is the capture step, lead with value. As part of that capture, she offers these amazing bonuses (giving away free stuff):
#1 Product Launch Secrets, value $7000. It is a behind the scenes breakdown of the most successful 6 and 7 figure launch strategies and campaigns.
#2 Video Testimonial Framework Formula, value $500. She will give you a script and questions to ask.
#3 Complementary ticket to her next Momentum Live event, value $1997, just put down a $97 fully refundable deposit to secure your spot.
#4 Access to their members only Facebook Group, value $1000. Supposedly to network with other members around the globe.
Here is where the nurture step comes in. See she is leading with value and not selling too fast. I am sure at the Momentum Live Event, she will have a bunch of upsells, also on the Facebook Page. She will tell her superhero story over and over again, she has stacked her bonuses, she has put a deadline for the offer, and she offers a 30 day money back guarantee. Now that she’s got you to to convert for this lower priced offer, being pretty certain she will be able to convert you with higher ticket products at the event or online. She also ends her video with testimonials from many of the people on her Gratitude page who no longer have websites! There it is, The Maria Andros Formula to the 5 steps to Freedom!
My review of Maria Andros: