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Tissa Godavitarne is a Internet marketer making a good living online through affiliate marketing as a member of GDI through use of his "secret weapon" called, "Acme-People-Search". He teaches how to convert leads by convincing people that they need what you are selling. He gives online Webinars teaching anyone who attends what he has learned and how he has been such a successful affiliate marketer.

Tissa Godavitarne Detailed Overview

Tissa Godavitarne is a super-affiliate because he dominates as a GDI Leader thanks to a program he uses called, "Acme-People-Search". He claims to have a "secret recipe" for succeeding in affiliate marketing. The secret has to do with Acme-People-Search.com and being able to complete steps in the process that assure tons of signups. There are mixed comments about the search engine setup and process of making money according to forums where posters disagree with each other about whether or not Tissa's "secret" is a real moneymaking idea or a scam.

His secret, according to Tissa, is about not just leads, but the ability to convert leads into "sales". He is successful at getting leads because according to him, he doesn't try to sell GDI, he does no cold calling and he does not email individuals. He offers a service that has value and gives people a reason to take him up on his offer to help them make money online.

Tissa Godavitarne is easy to contact because he holds weekly meet-and-greets in his office in Herndon, VA, USA. Individuals interested in making money his way can also call him, show up at his office to talk, call him or attend his free online Webinars. In September of 2009 he will also be available in New York City, NY, USA. Typically individuals running scams do not have legitimate contact information stated boldly on Websites.

Tissa Godavitarne's People Search Engine is reported by him as being 100% free to participate in and generate money from having it. There are 3 steps that users must take to initiate the "secret" system including:

1) Affiliatize (sign up for Clickbank, HD Publishing and My Life). These are three affiliate networks that are free to join.

2) The next step is to monetize by signing up with GDI at a cost of $10/month which will then have you getting a branded

people search engine with a domain name of your own.

3) The third step is to advertise and this requires a $29.95/month subscription to Tissa Godavitarne, which will set

your People Search Engine to 100% display rate.

The free option is only if you do not complete steps 2 and 3 (monetizing and advertising). Completing only step 1 (free) will only get you 35% display rate with 65% of display rate going to Tissa's affiliate links and your people search engine URL will be a generic one.

Tissa Godavitarne promises to credit your Paypal account with $125 if you complete all 3 steps (guaranteed commission), but the catch is that unless you reach $200 in commissions, you can't cash out the $125 he gives you.

Internet marketers can make money using Tissa Godavitarne's help, but they do it by sending targeted traffic to their People Search Engine page or to a presell page. Pay Per Click (PPC) is the preferred method of getting this targeted traffic, which of course can be costly if you don’t know what you are doing.

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Tissa Godavitarne Reputation

Searching the Ripoff Report site, there were no complaints lodged at the present time against Tissa Godavitarne. When searching forums online, there are a number of posters who feel that Tissa Godavitarne is a scam artist and an equal number of supporters who post that they and others they know of have experienced positive results even making money when they follow the 3 steps as outlined by Tissa Godavitarne.

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avatar   by bachman on August 21, 2015 at 7:41 PM CST

 
 
 
Those who can DO, Those who can't Cry scam. Which one are you?

Tissa is great guy. You can just see how he is successful from GDI Leaderboard. And his business is a legitimate business too. He created ACME people search which has been explosively successful from 2008 until now. Many people who are on the GDI leaderboard are using the same method as Tissa's ACME People search to get on the Leaderboard and earn so much money. I'm an affiliate of ACME people search, and I wanted you to know how effective this system is. Just imagine, he just can't lie to the whole world and make them believe in his business, that it actually is a successful online business. I'm from Mongolia, and I'm the first Mongolian for ACME people search, and paypal is not accessible to receive money in Mongolia. Tissa personally cared about sending money to me, to Mongolia. There are many other successful people from all over the world.

I'm just grateful that I found this opportunity.
 
 


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avatar   by enkhee04 on July 24, 2009 at 2:40 PM CST

Good luck.

Enkhbayar Enkhtaivan

L A W - H

 
 
 
More of a Marketing Mentor

I have only been with Tissa for a couple of weeks, and so far this is what I've learned... answers to my own questions about what internet marketing is to me.

What is my motivation for getting involved in internet marketing? For example, do I want a fast buck, or do I want to really learn the right way to build my own little empire?

Is there a place for me in internet marketing and if so, how do I find it, what is my passion and what should I sell?

Do I really want to be an internet marketer or would I rather be doing something else or do I want to set up something residual?

Is my approach to IM about trying this for a while to see if it will work or putting all of my focus into making it work?

I'm a newbie to the IM world (May 2009), and it happened quite by accident. I hurt my back and needed to be making money somehow and since my business is bookkeeping along with writing and graphic design, I felt I could put those skills to work at the same time I dabbled in IM. At first it was all about the newness and finding new things to sell and new ways to sell them. Then I got tired of the seeing the same hype regurgitated over and over and thrown back in my face. I had seen Tissa's adverts before, but chose to let them play in the back of my mind for the time being. Then a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to take a closer look at his offering. I went through all of the steps and saw my $125 within the first 24 hours just like he said and I finally felt motivated. Joining the Wealthy Affiliates as a pre-requisite was one of the best things I've done so far and I like how Tissa's program was laid out.

I figured if I can make it here, I can make it anywhere and the support factor is endless, even to the associated affiliations he had me join. So I guess you'd have to ask yourself just how serious about IM are you and who would you like to help you get started? I chose Tissa and his program because I connected with it on an internal level and when the money starts, I'll let you know...I'm still just learning.
 
 


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avatar   by moneynexus on July 20, 2009 at 3:24 PM CST

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He's a clever man... beware!

I tried Tissa's scheme about 8 months ago. I notice on here, the reviews are very mixed. It seems that you either have what it takes, or you dont. Unfortunately I dont.

I paid to enter into steps 2 and 3 after I had set up step 1, thinking that Tissa paying me $125 would be quite a good deal. I haven't made any money at all from this scheme. From Tissa's advertising, I haven't had a single referral, and so far, I've only been lucky enough to gain 6 referrals, who haven't been prepared to go beyond the step 1 mark. I wouldn't recommend this program unless you have a good referral base already.

I'm thinking about maybe trying one of the sites on here who profess to generate affiliate traffic, as I have several affiliate programs like Tissa's to which I am signed up. Maybe then I might actually meet my $200 minimum and at least make some money back!
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by willsboro on July 20, 2009 at 1:40 PM CST

 
 
 
A monthly fee for Him to advertise Your Search engine

I signed up and worked through all three steps that he laid out, and when it got to the part where he will teach you to advertise your site, he force feeds you an e-book written by some other affiliate marketers for which he gets a commission. When he says he will advertise your site for a fee, out of the 800+ visitors I had, he had sent 11 of them. That was not enough traffic to justify $29 a month for him to advertise. This program is not for newbies. All of the people who did perform searches asked for a refund almost immediately, so I never did earn any commissions. I paid for lead generation, which was approximately $30, for which I never did get paid.

The bottom line is I was totally disappointed.
 
 


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avatar   by scrapiron on July 16, 2009 at 9:40 PM CST

 
 
 
People-search sites are worthless!

GDI is a GREAT Company! They have a wonderful opportunity to earn as they say INCOME-FOR-LIFE. Tissa Godavitarne knows this all too well. He lures individuals into the GDI Program as sign-ups under himself so he will earn the commissions of the products and/or services we purchase from GDI. He promises revenues of $125, but if you read the small print, you know you can't cash out until your reach $200. His ad says he will advertise for you, but I have never seen 1 advertisement pertaining to my People search site and in fact, he did credit my account with $125 as stated in his ad, but the money was not from sign-ups, commissions or traffic generated from my people search site, it was simply a credit issued on my account which is worth absolutely $0.
 
 


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avatar   by Akoenterprises on July 16, 2009 at 8:44 PM CST

Frank & Rene

AKO Enterprises ( akoenterprises@aol.com)

603 N. Mallory Street ~ Hampton, VA 23663

 
 
 
Tissa is a great guy.

I have been working with Tissa and his program for about a month now. The program is set up very well, and Tissa goes to great lengths to make sure his affiliates are cared for.

I love the Webinars. He has several every week. They are FREE and anyone can attend them, whether or not they are a member of his program.

He has set up a forum for his affiliates so they can communicate with each other, get help if they're new, and find resources for promoting the program.

He has also instituted a program within the forums called Super Sponsors. If you are helpful in the forums, are a genuinely nice person, and make at least one quality post per day, he will consider to you be a Super Sponsor.

Last week, he announced the addition of many new Super Sponsors, including Myself! It was very exciting for me.

If you are chosen to become a Super Sponsor, Tissa will cover your costs for the entire program. That includes the $30 a month subscription to Tissa himself, $40 a month for a Wealthy Affiliate University Subscription , as well as covering the cost of both Hostgator and GDI hosting. He sent me and 29 other Super Sponsors nearly $90 last week.

You can see the proof at the forums he set up.

Bottom line, Tissa is a great guy and a great marketer. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to be a great marketer themselves.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by Mikeoyama on July 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM CST

People Search: Pro

Who will you find today?

 
 
 
A convincing but nasty scam

I signed up to this through a friend, who was trying to increase their affiliate links. After reading through the site and seeing all the tables of people who had been paid after completing steps 1,2 and 3. Stupid silly me, I went ahead and signed up. Now I still need to build up $75 worth of referral sign ups, because cunningly, Tissa only guarantees you $125 and the minimum payout is $200. I don't know where I'm going to find anyone as silly as me, and I know I'm not going to be getting the money back that I've paid into it. I may as well have just walked up to someone on the street and emptied my wallet!
 
 


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avatar   by joebloggs7654 on July 16, 2009 at 1:49 PM CST

 
 
 
The program sells itself

At first I found it to be confusing but then it makes sense - he'll pretty much pay you $125 and you have to pretty much get the word out yourself to get the remainder balance of $200. But he takes you step by step on how to advertise and get you up in running. At first I didn't get the program but after taking my time I was able to make the program work for me.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Fjcc198721 on July 14, 2009 at 1:45 AM CST

Faith C.

http://Acme-People-Search.com/signup.php?ref=1246993109BGCM

 
 
 
Not a scam

This isn't a scam, but it doesn't work. I signed up ages ago, and have referred about 40 people who haven't paid into the program. They hold back 80% of all referral fees unless enough people pay for steps 2 and 3. This means I'd need to sign up 400 people before I could meet my $200 payout, and goodness knows when that will happen. I'm not brave enough to put any of my own money in as I have such a non existent guarantee that I'll even get that back, never mind make all these thousands that Tissa's promising. Unless you have 400 willing buddies to sign up, I'd really not bother wasting my time with this if I were you.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by bootylicious on July 14, 2009 at 1:29 AM CST

 
 
 
His Program Is Not Free and It is Hard To Get Paid

I joined Tissa Godavitarne's program because he promised that I would get $125 for signing up and that his program is free. Neither is true. First of all it is not free. You have to join about GDI for $10 a month and you need to get hosting. You also have to pay a training fee. To get paid the $125 you have to earn about $200 on your own which is not easy as a newbie. I think Tissa is not being honest about his program.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by purplelilac on July 14, 2009 at 1:26 AM CST

 
 
 
Not Upfront

Here is my main problem with Tissa. It is not until after you join that you find out that you need to earn $75 more to get paid. He has to mention in the same breath as the $125 commission, always. He does not do this because a lot less people would join up. I do not liked being tricked to join a site.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by imadnil on July 14, 2009 at 1:09 AM CST

 
 
 
Easy to work with

I'm not sure why Tissa has a grade that is a D+. I have always found him to be very helpful and he gives very good advice when I have worked with him. I say everyone should give Tissa a chance!
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Frawlz on July 14, 2009 at 12:21 AM CST

Tyler Frawley

 
 
 
This is pyramid scheme

All the red flags have gone off. He tries to convince you through online webinars to buy his secret weapon. Acme people search can be a useful tool. He uses it to try and convince people that they need to buy the product, and he tells you what techniques you need to do so. The only person you are going to end up selling to are the elderly. This secret weapon just takes advantage of peoples privacy, their wallets and he is making the profits. What he is selling doesn't amount to what you will make. He gains all of the profit, while you are stuck struggling trying to earn some yourself.
 
 


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avatar   by Courtom on July 13, 2009 at 11:50 PM CST

Mylot - An interactive, social community that allows you to gain advice, voice opinions, help others, and make friends, all while earning a passive income.

 
 
 
I joined, then quickly unjoined

I spent several hours going through the "Steps to monetize". I made it through step one, then made it through step two. I was able to get a trial one week account with GDI. The problem is that Tissa didn't set up my account until I was almost at the end of the GDI trial, so I did not get any real chance to try out the system before I was being charged the monthly GDI fee. So I never did get to step 3, and I wont. The whole process was a little too complicated, and never having been a fan of GDI, a little bit of a turnoff. Support on the forum looks pretty dismal as well.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Hannah828 on July 13, 2009 at 10:53 PM CST

 
 
 
Tissa Godavitarne Cares About His Affiliate's Success

I joined Tissa's Acme People Search program about 2 months ago and also joined GDI to host my search engine account. I love the programs and I love Tissa. He does truly care about the success of each affiliate. Our success is his success.

He just created a new People Search/GDI support forum to help all his affiliates succeed and I love the webinars. This program makes no claims that you will get rich quick, and if people bothered to read the terms they'd see that you need to earn an additional $75 more dollars to be paid your Guaranteed $125. Why shouldn't Tissa put such a term in place?

From the majority of posts that I see here it's obvious why... people are lazy, people don't want to learn how to make this a business, people expect something for nothing!

You must spend some money to make some money and if you think otherwise you're going nowhere in life. How many people would just collect the $125 and quit?!

There are NO get rich quick businesses out there and it sounds to me like the vast majority of commentators here expected just that... a get rich quick deal. Tissa's program is a great opportunity but you need to learn how to work it, and you need to be willing to work hard.
 
 


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avatar   by lintre on July 13, 2009 at 8:33 PM CST

PeopleSearchMakesYouMoney

 
 
 
Just another scam...

I must say, Tissa Godavitarne is one smart dude. And he's got one special gift: taking away people's money.

He'll promise you lots of money, but you'll never get it. Don't waste your time and money with a man that pretends to help others and ends up stealing your money.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by floggish on July 12, 2009 at 10:03 AM CST

 
 
 
Seemed legit, but is it a scam?

I have been a member of this "people Search" program for a few days now. It has only occurred to me now that you need at least $200 dollars to cash out your free 125 dollars. My suspicion is that you don't actually earn any money, he just says you do. You have to bring in referrals and will earn 30 dollars for each one, but he will make far more than you do.

Luckily, you can still quit if you signed up with paypal and the trial period has not ended, than you can still cancel your subscription. In fact, I cancelled my subscription straight after reading this article. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone looking for a long-term sustaining online job.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by takenaway on July 12, 2009 at 3:58 AM CST

 
 
 
The Hustler

Tissa Godavitarne, looks like most everyone here is disappointed with this man, or is it the system of things you don’t like. He does put one through a bit of undesirable work in order to reach his goal.

I joined up with him because I think he is a very good marketer. I’m not saying he is totally honest with all involved, just good at what he is doing. He's the top referral with each of the 3 programs that he promotes... GDI, HD Publications and his people search.

I did not join GDI, just don’t care for it. The people search, not for me either, not enough earning potential with them.

As for HD Publications I did join under him there. It’s a great company and he is their number one affiliate, producing sales of $10 to $15 thousand per month - and receiving very nice commissions from them.

This guy is a Real Hustler, the kind of person that knows exactly what he’s doing and exactly where he’s going. He is at the top of his game and enjoying it, accomplishing his goals one at a time.

Remember, this is networking and it’s just a numbers game - the one that produces the most numbers gets the most cash! He brings a lot of people into GDI and is at the top of leader board all the time and that’s because he’s good at it.

What you do after that is totally up to you. Learn from him and make money or just move on to something else. There are tons of programs out there and there’s a match for everyone. Don’t hate the player just because he’s good at making it in this business, hate the business. You can always get a job, but you aren't going to like your boss either.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by chuckt on July 11, 2009 at 11:49 PM CST

 
 
 
Tissa Godavitarne: Maybe a Good person, terrible business partner

As a person, maybe he is loving, kind and considerate, but as a business person and entrepreneur; he could be a lot better. I was once a member of his ACME People Search Engine and learned the hard way from that experience. In the beginning I was intrigued by his promise of providing me with a $125 commission upon completion of the 3 necessary steps in his program. I so anxiously finalized each step only to shortly realize that none of his promises were as they seemed. To make a long story short; because of this occurrence I am still struggling financially to set the wrong that he made right.
 
 


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avatar   by LaSenyoraSilis on July 11, 2009 at 1:35 AM CST

 
 
 
Almost there

I'm a newbie, too, and as such I look for programs and products that can educate me and make money. I saw this site and though I just hate when people "guarantee" "immediate" profits and usually when I read statements like this, the red lamp in my head starts flashing. Nevertheless, because it was for free to sign up I decided to give it a try. I completed steps 1 and 2. I stopped at 3 for different reasons. And now after reading the above and other reviews, I'm glad I did.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by mgg on July 9, 2009 at 10:42 PM CST

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He is clever!

My opinion about Tissa is that he is clever. He found a system that works for him! He makes thousands of dollars through his referral system, so the bottom line is that he is good at what he does.

About honesty and making things work for everyone - I have doubts.
 
 


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avatar   by carina750310 on July 9, 2009 at 10:02 PM CST

 
 
 
Tissa Is A Very Smart Person!

This is "not" to be confused with honest or a good person!

He is smart in the way he has put together an awesome moneymaking system, For himself!

He has brought thousands of people in to GDI, plus talked them in to giving him $30 a month to advertise his own site and keep the cash from it! Me included!

I wish I could write capture pages like he does! But put them in to an honest program!

I am sure there are some people making money with Tissa, and I am sure he makes sure that some do!

Bottom line here is, Stay away unless you are a pro marketer!
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by scottshv on July 9, 2009 at 11:04 AM CST

 
 
 
Not his biggest fan

I found his whole Acme People Search Engine to be very confusing; in fact my mind is still boggled over the whole idea. I just don't get how one earns an income from it and the instructions in the back office where of no help. So ultimately I am not a fan because his system has me utterly confused.
 
 


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avatar   by r_tyler on July 7, 2009 at 9:58 PM CST

 
 
 
There is real value in the ACME People Search System

There is real value in the ACME People Search System. You are getting a legitimate People Search Engine that gives Legitimate results. The affiliates that are incorporated are legitimate and make marketers millions of dollars every year. Look up the ClickBank ratings for these products, HD publishing and Mylife. Pretty impressive!

You get the System set up for Free. Nobody is twisting your arm to brand it, but if you are a savvy internet marketer and know anything about succeeding with Google Adwords, you will invest in your business and brand it.

The hosting companies offered are legitimate, respected, honest, and pay their affiliates promptly. GDI is a great hosting company as well as a great business opportunity in itself. Their 10 year reputation precedes them. No business stays alive prospering for that long on the internet if it's not honest. I happened to already be in GDI because I saw the value in the business model and the fact that they pay their affiliates promptly.

Tissa pays his affiliates promptly and fairly as well. A referral system that pays up to $30 per referral is pretty generous in my opinion and you can earn that without paying a penny for the system. He gives you $125 in your account just for trying the entire system. You don't have to stay with the subscription if you don't want. Nobody is twisting your arm. Earning the $75 more needed to get your 1st payment was simple for me, I did it 2 weeks into my second month in the program.

Here's the facts - GDI hosting is free for 7 days. The Subscription with Tissa for 30 days to advertise your people search engine is free (there is a lot more then just the advertising for this subscription too).

So you can set up and check out the entire system and try it for a week for Free! If you don't like what you see cancel and it costs you nothing. You get to keep the $125 in your account and still can earn the $75 more to cash out without paying another penny if you want. The proof is out there. To date Tissa has given away $72,250 in Guaranteed commissions from the $125 bonus. How can it be a scam if so many people are able to cash out on the free bonus money?

Bottom line is that this is a business and you need to treat it that way. If you don't know how to market effectively on the internet then go out and try to find a system that you believe will do all the work for you. Not really sure that exists although there are some that lay claim to the new Web 3.0 will be the answer. I guess we will see... But for now if you are a real Internet Marketer with real skills then I am living proof that you can make money with this system and get paid.

Notice I said get paid. I have earned money for other companies and never gotten paid. My advice is find the real honest companies like ACME People Search and GDI and actually get paid for your efforts. Internet Marketing is a business, not a get-rich-quick scheme. Everyone needs to start realizing that and stop bashing the legitimate honest systems that are making us real and honest Internet Marketers a living.
 
 


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avatar   by Mike_Napoli on July 7, 2009 at 4:25 PM CST

Web 3.0 Is Here...Learn How To Make Money Now With Very Little Effort
Here's Proof I'm Getting Paid with People Search
Read My Review On Tissa's People Search

 
 
 
Only Losers Call This A Scam

This is a legitimate online marketing business opportunity. Many of us are WORKING at our business and making money.

If you can duplicate the successful actions of others you can get the same results. If you do nothing and wait for the money to roll in, you will get nothing.

Regarding the $125.

This money comes from Tissa's PPC advertising. He gives it to you free, but he doesn't just give it away to everyone. You have to be involved with your own business and earn $75 to get the $125.

If you can't earn $75 trying to market a proven very successful program online, then perhaps online marketing is not for you.

If you have tried and failed with some type of marketing, that is not the fault of the system, but rather your marketing efforts, if any.

Those who know how to market effectively are making a lot of money.

The system is totally transparent with Tissa's webinars several days a week, and active support forum. Many members are happy to help with any questions, and you don't have to sign up to use the forum or webinars. They are open for anyone to attend and learn all about the system before joining. How many other online business opportunities do that? There is no trickery or scam here.

Of course you need to sign up for web hosting with the host that is offered. How else will you be able to use the system to refer others to that web host and earn their commissions? Duh.

If you are serious about earning money online with an affiliate marketing program, then this is a great opportunity.

If you are focused on making a quick $125, or sign up and expect to make money without any effort, then you have come to the wrong place.

And yes a newbie can use this system. There are many in the forum who will help walk you through this even if you aren't in their downline. We happily share our successes and failures there, and offer advice on how to start marketing.

Tissa will be the first to tell you, don't take Step 3 if you can't afford it, or wait until you are ready to start marketing and earning.

There is no time limit or pressure tactics involved anywhere in the system.

So sure, this may not be for everyone, but it is in no way a scam.

All the info is there up front for anyone who cares to see it.

This will not put money in your pocket for at least a month. It is a business with a low fixed overhead. You decide upon your advertising budget. You can use free marketing methods, they just take a little longer to achieve results with. You will get out of this what you put into it, unless of course you just quit and move on to the next opportunity.

You must learn how to market effectively online before you will be successful with any kind of online business.

This system is legit, those who cry scam aren't.
 
 


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avatar   by APBEbiz on July 7, 2009 at 2:11 PM CST

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Scam Artist

After being sucked into joining his people search scam, and that bogus GDI crap, I have come to believe Tissa is nothing but a liar and a scam artist. After promoting and paying out 100 bucks I made nothing, and the only time I ever heard from this crook, was to try to get me to pay him for one of his webinars. Good Luck with that. Just try getting a refund from him, take some friendly advice and stay away from anything this crook is involved in, he is only interested in the affiliate payments he can make off you.
 
 


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avatar   by thegreat58 on July 6, 2009 at 8:08 PM CST

 
 
 
WOW great that I found this area

Well I was on the verge of being a member of Tissa's search people. Like everyone said here he's real good at convincing people and letting them believe in him. I too started to believe in him and his promises. In fact I have already started to join his program for a free trial that he has offered me. I just held a little back since I got tied up with other stuff. Thank God for all these comment and reviews I will not be a member now.

But Tissa knows what he is doing that's why he is very good at it. He does send back prompt emails and answer and questions that I have. He seems to be willing to help out and also stressed a lot on his promise to pay the $125. I didn't know that it can be cashed out only after you reach $200. Thank god I held back.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by doors on July 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM CST

 
 
 
Leaderboard Member of GDI

The real reviews here are specifically targeted toward Tissa and his work, at least that is what it is supposed to be. There's another review page for the Acme Search program. Tissa himself is a self made millionaire and he created this program to build his wealth. Though it is an MLM program, there are other ways to make money better than this through the same steps but with other concepts. I do give him a fair rating because he personally does interact with his people, has live conferences and appearances, and the fact that he put out into the market his efforts of trying to let everyone in on his secret. But let's be real here, it would take a lot of money in order to make money or break even in this case. Paying for advertising in the long run on our own is such an investment that we would still need to keep paying for products through him in order to keep our search engines alive.
 
 


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avatar   by Charmluxe on July 1, 2009 at 1:17 PM CST

 
 
 
It is legit but still a scam

Tissa Godavitarne is an internet marketing "genius" looking to profit off of everyone's basic flaw - greed. GDI international domains and Tissa (separate legal entities) operate under a legal ponzi scheme i. e. they sell nothing really, profiting from more and more investors. The only reason it is legal is the domains, which serve to act as the product but in my experience no one actually uses them or few do. I said previously in review of GDI International if something is too good to be true it usually is. Simply not worth the effort if you know nothing about marketing.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by kissbarbados on June 30, 2009 at 3:21 AM CST

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Scam Time

I too like others got connected with him, had my hopes up high only to be dropped down to the ground. He makes all this seems so possible, and he is really there to help you out - but none of this proved to be true. And like others I never did see a penny of the $125. Stay away from this scam.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by sparkle73 on June 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM CST

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I Feel Like I've Been Tissed On

Tiss, Tiss, Tissa this guy has a brillant scam going on. I'm not a dummy, and yet I kept investing money into this thing for about six months with zero return.

It felt so good to have my own affiliate site and thinking that with Tissa's help I would soon be making money. Granted he gives his little seminars, sorry webinars now, but when I joined all he did was to keep stealing money by encouraging me to sign up with GDI at 10 dollars per/month, and 30 dollars per/month for him to advertise my site.

I truly believed this guy was the real deal. I'm almost positive that he does no advertising for the 30/per month. My reasoning is that with his expert knowledge, and million dollar skills, sorry, Two million dollar a year skills, with his help promoting my site I should have made at least 10 dollars in the last year. NOT!

He's a slick scammer, and has the audacity to take his sweet time responding to inqueries, and don't try to reach his open-door office by phone that's a crock. When I started last June at the beginning I needed help to walk through the whole process, what frustration.

That should have been an indication of things to come, but I made it through and had a presence on the web. Thanks a lot for the education Tissa. Stay away from this guy! He's a scammer and needs to be ashamed of himself. Please don't spend any money to travel and see this guy, VEGAS TRIP BOGUS Bust. I'm glad we are gonna stop Dudes like this from taking all our money by being FRAUDS.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by baskin21 on June 27, 2009 at 4:44 PM CST

 
 
 
Not enough informaton

Hello I signed up with Tissa about a year ago and nothing has happened with the site I set up. They don't tell you once you're accepted on the site that you have to spend more money to get the site active. Still haven't gotten the site up and running. I guess that is my loss. But I don't intend to get it up and running unless I come across the big win. And don't know when that will be. I hope you accept my comments as I learn everyday by my mistakes and others.
 
 


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avatar   by jbraga on June 27, 2009 at 2:43 PM CST

 
 
 
I had a great experience with Tissa!

Tissa was awesome when I worked with him. He is very helpful and will always give you advice when you need it!
 
 


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avatar   by George87 on June 25, 2009 at 1:01 PM CST

Talk to you soon!

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RIPOFF!

They promise $125.00 guaranteed! Then they are smart. They say they pay bi-monthly. That way they can bang your account twice before you realize you've been bent over. Total Ripoff!
 
 


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avatar   by Rocketmissile on June 25, 2009 at 1:43 AM CST

 
 
 
Found Tissa to be upfront with his program.

I stumbled on Tissa's site by accident. I joined and signed up for all the affiliates he recommends. As he promises, you will earn $125.00 within 24 hours, after and if you complete all three of the required steps, which I did and I did earn the $125. Now in order to get access to the $125 you have to have $200 in your account.

I never got the feeling that Tissa is trying to scam anyone. He has webinars daily and walk ins at his office. Plus, he tells you that you have to advertise your people search engine on your own, in other words your success is your responsibility.

I would recommend his program, but only if you are prepared to work at driving traffic to your site and not think that Tissa will do it for you.
 
 


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avatar   by willierobertsogm on June 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM CST

Okay, so while this won't make you rich overnight, it can help you to offset the higher cost to fill up your car's gas tank and put food on the table Asian Biker Babes
 
 
 
I Had Limited Success

As a newbie, I was amazed with being able to see $125 in 48 hours "guaranteed". I was really excited about the program and went through all the steps. Since I didn't know PPC I wanted him to do the advertising for me so I signed up for a trial offer of one of his products. I returned it promptly. It was a Spanish product.

I actually stuck with the program for about 3 months. I'm sure he made quite a bit of money off me. I even went so far as to try PPC on my own and I actually made a SALE. I made 20 bucks. But when I looked at Adwords I had spent $50.

Some people would look at that as complete failure. But it was a pretty good learning experience. I know a lot more than I did when I first started.

I'm a little peeved about the "guarantee" that I couldn't get my hands on. But again, I learned a lot from it.

We need more transparency in the marketplace. With all of us learning and applying stuff it shouldn't be too far off.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by algreg on June 24, 2009 at 9:50 AM CST

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all pie in the sky

Being pretty much an internet newbie his sales page caught my attention. Just to keep this short, the $125 is crap (you will never see it), you pay for him to advertise for you (thru trial offers) and check all 3 accounts never to find any sales made. Another scam where only the rich get richer ... don't do it.
 
 


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avatar   by waterskris on June 23, 2009 at 8:23 AM CST

 
 
 
Not satisfied

When I first joined I thought that this might be a decent program, after all having $125 credited to my account in 48 hours sounded very good. However as a newbie to internet marketing a lot of the stuff you have to do was a bit confusing to me. I did complete all three steps without having to join GDI. Near the end of my 30 day grace period I attended one of his webinars to find out more about his program. He explicitly stated that after the first month I would be charged $29.95 a month, but this was not for advertising. I would have to advertise my business myself. In the end I decided not to continue with the program. I would not exactly call his program a scam, but it certainly was not for me.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by secretg on June 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM CST

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My Experience with Tissa Godavitarne

Thank so much for shedding more light on Tissa’s way of doing business.

I signed up with Acme People Search back in January 09. When I got to step 2, telling me that I must sign up with GDI in order to get the full commissions; that's when I stopped.

I don't like being forced into a program I know (which I didn't at the time) nothing about. I have since received many emails about his so called "secret" of enticing people into his business.

After reading everything here, I am really glad that I stuck to my guns in not completing steps 2 and 3.
 
 


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avatar   by m8t43 on June 21, 2009 at 9:09 AM CST

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On the edge

In order to get the guaranteed $125, it says you have to order a advertising kit that is free for the first 30 days. However, it didn't let me cancel after the 30 days were up, so i ended up paying $30 for the first month. For what you get in return, I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by ckardos on June 18, 2009 at 9:46 PM CST

 
 
 
He seems like a nice guy... but...

I've been involved with his "People Search" engine for about 3 months ago. It is a legitimate product that people will use - if you can get the traffic.

One problem is that the longer he does this, the more he sells and the more competition you have. There are certainly diminishing returns for the affiliates, whereas from his perspective - the more the merrier. He makes money off every single signup and gets residuals from them all, while the affiliates are capped at $30 for each signup and make no residuals.

The only other thing you have is the retail side of the system.

That retail side is the clear advantage that this program has that most other programs are lacking.

My main issue is his "$125 guaranteed commission".

He states over and over that this $125 will be generated within 48 hours with the free advertising that he does on your behalf. The "guarantee" kicks in after 48 hours and if you are short on commissions he will make up the difference.

From my experience, the truth is that you will generate exactly *nothing* in commissions in the 48 hours that he says he is advertising for you and he will just credit your account with the $125 and congratulate you on a job well done.

Well, I was looking forward to him demonstrating that the "advertising" would actually bring in enough traffic to generate $125 in 24-48 hours like he claimed. No such luck.

It sounded too good to be true. Clearly it was.

But, $125 is still pretty good, right?

Well, with his minimum threshold of $200 you're now in the position of having to generate a minimum of $75 in payable commissions - and bringing him hundreds of dollars in commission in the process - in order to get that $125.

This could take months and hundreds of dollars for a newbie to accomplish. Since he keeps your "payable" balance should you decide to give up before hitting $200, he is clearly counting on a significant amount of people to simply walk away.
 
 


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