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Date Added: 6/13/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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Company Name: Virtual Contact, Inc.
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Stephen Ducharme Bio

Stephen Ducharme is an Internet marketer known as the Free Ad Guru. He sells a popular product called “How to Get One Million Visitors to your Website without Paying a Dime in Advertisement”. His main focus is on using free traffic methods rather than relying on paid ads such as PPC, ezine advertising, and banner ads.

Stephen Ducharme Detailed Overview

There are many Internet marketing gurus in the industry teaching wide range of subjects, but it’s not easy to find out who’s trustworthy. Stephen Ducharme is one of these gurus and is known for his widespread promotion for his How to Get One Million Visitors course. The course promises that you can get millions of visitors without spending any of your own money which is a huge promise but not impossible.

The sales page for his book (which no longer exists) doesn’t discuss the strategy and focuses on his lifestyle which I wasn’t too fond of. The salesletter for his product is very compelling and was written very well but it seems it is targeting beginners rather than experienced Internet marketers.

The product itself focuses on information marketing and affiliate marketing. Stephen Ducharme states that you need to have your own product so you can joint venture with other marketers. You can offer JV partners 50% of the profits and 10% in the 2nd tier so that they will promote the offer to their own private list of JV partners, creating a viral mark.

While you can get a lot of traffic this way, joint ventures are not easy. Stephen pushes his own product and recommends that you email ezine and website owners to announce the product to their readers (since you get 10%). Some of Stephen’s strategies can get you in trouble as he teaches you to harvest email addresses and use the same prewritten JV email to each individual person.

Furthermore, there have been many complaints from his customers saying that he doesn’t honor his guarantee when asked for a refund nor answer his emails. I have bought his product and experienced the same problem. His course is mainly self promoting his affiliate program rather than teaching you how to set up your own profitable Internet business.

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Stephen Ducharme Reputation

Stephen Ducharme has gotten many angry complaints from customers because the course doesn’t deliver what it promises. He has also posted false endorsements from well known marketers such as Mark Joyner. Customers have also complained about the horrible customer service and refund policy. While most of his sites are no longer active, there are still a couple of links advertising some of his services. I strongly advise you to stay away.

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Takes time, might not be worth it for everyone

I always want to attract more visitors to my webshop and not having to spend a lot of cash on it is always something good. I've found out about Ducharme's "How to get one million visitors" program while looking for cheap ways to increase my revenue.

The first thing I noticed about this course is pretty obvious, one million visitors is a huge overstatement but still, getting a couple hundreds more potential buyers is very much appreciated. The techniques explained are very comprehensible and accessible for people with no marketing experience. Yes, the key is advertising on channels that are free and create a network, but all this is explained in great detail.

The biggest problem is convincing other people into a joint venture, some methods on how to convince people are explained but additional research is required if you want to team up with a heatly business. It worked out for me and now we both get a lot more customers, not the million promised but about 750 more a week, which is acceptable for the time I've spent with the program.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by Rapidash on November 5, 2009 at 12:46 PM CST

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Utter waste of time

"How to Get One Million Visitors on your Web Site without Paying a Dime in Advertisement” is a classic example of manipulative writing to try and convince the reader that they can actually "get one over" on the system. Anything that actually is factual is common knowledge to the point of being offensive. Any traffic directed to your website with his low-no cost methods are not value added. There's a reason you don't pay for this stuff... it doesn't work.

If you see anything with Steven's name on it, run for the hills and keep your hands on your wallet.
 
 


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avatar   by Shiva_2000 on October 13, 2009 at 12:41 PM CST

 
 
 
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