Even before I saw the sales page, I started playing a game in my head I call “Let’s Count the Red Flags”. When I arrived at the sales page, I lost the very game I created. Every alarm in my head was going off all at once. Anything that claims to be on “autopilot” in this industry is very likely a scam. “Act quickly because the test group is almost filled.” Then why has the product been on sale for years now? I’m pretty sure the “Early Bird Discount” you’re rushing me to sign up for should have run out at least 16 months ago. All of these things sent up BRIGHT red flags in my mind.
And what about that sales video? I started off thinking I was watching a movie trailer of some kind (finally a scam artist that knows to pay for an attractive sales video with all of the money he steals). What the hell does the world “ending” in 2012 have to do with the “Commission Autopilot” system? I’ve gone through the entire program in detail and I still don’t have that answer.
Alas, as always, I bought the program for $47 and was then pitched three upsells, one of which is very vicious because it’s advertised for $1 but then automatically rebills you monthly. Someone is getting more money-hungry with every click I make, and that person’s name is Paul Ponna.
I was intrigued to download the software and begin using the Commission Autopilot product because it looked like it would have actually been useful IF it were used privately by one individual instead of sold to the masses. When it gets sold to the masses, a distinct pattern becomes clear and websites begin to punish user accounts that display that pattern. That’s exactly what happened with the Commission Autopilot software.
The software is broken into two parts: “Commission Activator” and “Commission Multiplier”. These could have easily been merged into one piece of software, but then you wouldn’t feel like you were getting such a great value! The separate software programs work in conjunction with one another. First, you put a keyword into the “Commission Activator” program and it scrapes articles from the internet for you to choose from. Then you choose one, input a custom message and affiliate link, and export it as a PDF. So essentially what this piece of software does is rip off someone else’s content on the internet, puts your affiliate link in it, and saves it as a PDF. Great! You can already see your money spinning around the toilet bowl.
After you’ve created these documents (i.e. “plagiarized”), you carry them over to the “Commission Multiplier” software where you browse to those files on your computer, add a title, choose a category, and then the Commission Autopilot software spams your message across 18 document download sites. The idea is people will find your document high in the search engines, download it, click your affiliate link, and buy a product through you. I’m pretty sure I’ve made this clear in my other reviews: internet marketing is not that easy.
This program assumes that if you paste an affiliate link into a document and get users to look at it, at least a few of them will buy the product and make you money. When was you bought Viagra through one of the spam messages in your email? Or the last time you wired a Nigerian banker $3,000? Just because you send the link out to people does not mean it will be effective.
On that note, Paul Ponna shows you several documents in his instructional videos from a website called DocStoc that have several thousand views each. If you pay attention, many of these documents he shows you are directly from the CEO of DocStoc and yours will likely get no views at all. If you don’t believe me, follow the link above to DocStoc and look through the site. Almost every article has 0-3 views. That’s a far cry from the several thousand he’s advertising.
So after you diligently use the “Commission Activator” to create your PDF file, sign up for all of your accounts necessary to use with the “Commission Multiplier” tool, and submit the document, you find out that your document only makes it on to about 1/3 of the sites the software promises. Don’t worry though, after a few submissions at least 2-4 of those accounts will ban you from using their website for spreading spam.
So now you’re left with a program that plagiarizes work for you then exports it to a PDF file and a program that spams your message to about three or four websites. That doesn’t sound like I’m getting my $47 worth!
The Final Verdict
If you’re reading this review, it means you’re suspicious because something in your head is telling you not to buy. You should definitely trust your instincts in this case and avoid the Commission Autopilot software by Paul Ponna.
As I’ve explained in the review above, this software is composed of two programs: one which scrapes other people’s content off of the internet, drops your affiliate link in, and exports the file as a PDF and another that spams your freshly created document across several different websites. Many of these websites don’t even accept the upload, and the ones that do quickly ban you for spreading spam across their website.
This isn’t even considering the fact that Paul promises you won’t have to do anything but click a couple of buttons before you begin making money within a few hours. There’s probably about 3-4 hours of setup that goes into getting this product functioning properly minimum between signing up for accounts on the websites you’re about to spam and watching all of the training material.
I should say that the video walk-throughs that Paul Ponna gives are very easy to follow and the software is easy to use once you get used to it. However, given the fact that this product is worthless, I wouldn’t recommend springing for the $47 price tag.
Details at a Glance
Product: Commission Autopilot
Sales Page: http://www.commissionautopilot.com/v1.php
Publisher: Paul Ponna
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Summary: Problem #1 is that the software didn’t work, problem #2 is that it’s illegal
Description: Commission Autopilot by Paul Ponna is anything but automated. The software didn’t even function when I bought it and the concept is horribly flawed. Details in this review.
Rating: 1 out of 5.