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Complaint Review: Angel Stevens Process At Home
Angel Stevens Process At Homeprocessathome.com Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
Angel Stevens Process At Home Hassle and question about refund request and providing misleading information Los Angeles California
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Most of the information presented on the web page is fluff designed to appeal to your emotions and desire to become financial independant. There are a lot of testimonies and of course the so called "Angel Stevens" testimony of how she started the business. So I looked for the "meat and potatoes" of the business and tryed to figure out "what do I have to do". Well here is the exact information that the website provided:
***"And even though it's simple and easy (I will show you the three easy steps to rebate affiliate marketing shortly) and can be done from home the money is great!
Let me put it this way: if someone were to tell you that:
You could implement my program and then do nothing more than process rebates on behalf of people making purchases of your affiliate companys products;
That one rebate takes about 4 minutes to process; and
The average amount you make per rebate processed is $15.
Well, if you process 1 rebate every 4 minutes, and you do that for 60 minutes, that amounts to 15 rebates in 60 minutes.
Let's do the math: 15 rebates for $15 each equals $225. That's $225 for 60 minutes of work! If you do this five days a week, you can make $1,125 a week $4,500 a month and $58,500 a year! Remember, it's up to you the more time you spend learning my program, and the more time you spend implementing it, the more you earn!"***
The website even shows an example of how to process a rebate. I just knew that I could do that all day. Even if it was $5 a rebate I would have done it for a job that easy. As I read on I find that there is a 90 day money back guarantee that reads like this:
***"You are guaranteed immediate placement as an affiliate rebate processor by joining this training program, or you'll get double your money back!
After you sign up, take up to 3 months to try out the program. If you aren't making money and aren't satisfied, ask for a full refund anytime within 3 months. You'll get your entire fee back immediately with no questions and no hassles whatsoever. (You can ask for a full refund by mail or email, full contact details are below).
If you decide to ask for a refund, you still get to keep all the free gifts you'll get."***
With this in place I felt confident that if things did not turn out the way the website was telling me, atleast I could get my $197 back. Well, I enrolled. I began my training module. The first piece of training material I opened up from module 1 was titled, "How To Make A Fortune Processing Rebates Online". Here is the summary of all that was taught in this 55 page document:
***"So let's get started. Just follow these steps below and start making money today.
Step 1. Register at PayDotCom
Step 2. Look through the PayDotCom Market Place and find Products you want to promote/write ads for and get the affiliate links for those products
Now that you possess your link, you need to get your link out there on the internet. There are a number of free ways to place your ads and a couple of pay methods if you have a few bucks to spare.
Step 3. Post Free Classified Ads
Step 4. Create a Blog
Paid Methods (You can skip these if needed)
Step 5. Have different companies send out Opt In emails to their subscribers with your link back to this site.
Step 6. Signup at Google Adwords.
Step 7. Signup at Yahoo."***
Well I followed those steps and did not make money that day. The truth is I did this program before, the only difference was it was titled "TypeAtHome". For months I wrote ads and posted them on several websites with no results. With the millions of people that are online the the number of businesses who have invested millions to dominate the web, someone like me is a small minnow in a vast ocean. It is difficult to believe that unless I have the resources to invest in promotion space on google or yahoo, that someone will go to the free classified site looking for the product that I am advertising for the period of time the ad is posted. If that were to occur, the chances are still slim that they would pick my ad over the 20 other people who are advertising the same product as a result to their attempts to strike it rich with this program. Note that not once in this training material does it teach about processing the rebates as shown in the main website.
#2. After spending a day training and applying the steps taught (with no immediate results as promised) I decided that I would request a refund of my money as promised. I sent two emails and received the following responses:
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 5:27 AM
Please refund my payment of $197.00. I am not satisfied with this program as it is the same as a program I have attempted in the past. Thank you for your assistance.
To: pw(((REDACTED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))
Subject: Re: Refund
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:51:30 +0530
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Could you let us know the exact reason of refund.
Where exactly you are facing the problem.
Please let us know as this will help us to assist you much better.
Barbara (I work with Angel)
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 7:08 PM
Subject: RE: Refund
I do not have a problem with the training or the steps involved. I am not pleased with the type of money making program it is. I was under the impression that I would get paid for each rebate that I processed, period. I did not sign up with the knowledge that I would have to advertise for numerous products while promising a rebate (if I choose). Once that product sold as a result of my ad, then the rebate process begins. I thought that I would simply have to process rebates for different companies after seeing the example and reading the steps. I apologize for the misunderstanding on my part. I have done this very same thing before with a company by the name Type-At-Home. I have done that in excess of three months and I have only made a few cents. I am looking for something different. This is just not for me. Barbara I appreciate your assistance in this matter.
From: Processathome (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent:Fri 7/11/08 2:55 PM
Thanks for contacting us.
We would like to inform you that, making Ads is just an additional source of income for you so, that you can earn an significant amount of money.
Like any legitimate opportunity there is work involved here.
But If you don't like this just leave it and carry on further with the training program.
And, As soon as your training gets over you will be provided with the list of companies for which you can process the rebates and earn $15 to $50 per rebate.
And there is no limit for processing the rebates.
And, you will see that there are enough work opportunities once you start working on our program.
Suzzy (I work with Angel)
I know that this has not been a great deal of time, however I was promised that if I wanted my money back within three months that it would be done with no questions ask and no hassle. I do not want to be written off and persuaded to continue something that I am not satisfied with. There are other oppotunities I could invest my money in. If the company cannot give the customer their money back they should not promise to do so.
So if you are still contemplating whether or not to join with this company I will not stell you not to or that it is a bad idea. Just keep in mind that there is much more to it than what they tell you on the first page and if you are not satisfied you may have a difficult time getting your refund.
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