Short Version: Stone Evans, creator of the Plug-In Profit System, promises a clone website of his own home business set up for you, but not before you complete three (actually seven) steps that all require you to sign up under his name.
In order to get people to your website, Stone Evans and the PIPS community advocate the use of e-mail spamming. It's a sketchy "business" that costs hundreds if not thousands of dollars to purchase e-mail ("leads") lists, and bottom-line: it's illegal and just not worth it. Aside from that, nearly every link you can click on your web-site somehow will put more money in "Stone Evans'" pocket, making him richer, and the unknowing people he scams poorer. In terms of monetary investment, "Stone Evans" promises you to be making money for under $30 (do the math on the front page alone--it's a lie), but once you sign-up, his "30 Days to Success" requires you to sign-up (under his name OF COURSE!) for half a dozen other things that range from $19.95 a month to $75+ a month. GET A REAL JOB, "STONE EVANS".
Long Version: This past month I decided to take a gamble on one of these "work at home business" things. I stumbled across pluginprofitsite.com, a site that promised in "three easy steps" to setup my very own money-making website! YAY! (Feel free to open up to www.pluginprofitsite.com, so you can look at what I'm going to talk about).
This plug-in profit scheme is ran by a guy who calls himself "Stone Evans". Essentially, this entire system is nothing more than a pyramid-type scheme. Here's how it's supposed to work: you complete the three easy steps (actually seven in total, all which need your credit card and cost anywhere from 10 to 75 bucks a month), and each of which require you to sign up under "Stone Evans" name (which makes him money), and one that requires you to register a domain through one of his affiliates (surprise!), then "Stone Evans" sets up the same website for you. Then that's it. You're on your own. What do you do from here? You could turn to his terrible e-Book or message board community...
As part of his package, he includes his "30 Days to Success" eBook (I hate that word, "eBook"--synonym for crappy, last-minute-thrown-together, never-proofread website). All his "eBook" is are the same seven articles for each day of the week cycled over and over for four weeks. The only other means of support is to turn towards the forun which was down 90% of the time. But when I did finally get in for a few minutes here and there, I found that this forum was a meeting grounds for absolute lunatics from all over the world who are completely blinded by the fact that if they spam enough people through e-mail, they may make a $10 or $20 profit each month. So sad.
These individuals in the forum refer to eachother as "Warriors", and in said forum they exchange ideas for spamming, companies who will sell them e-mail lists (or as they refer to them--"leads"), and other random nonsense that one would expect from failure community college business majors and high school kids from Dublin, or wherever half of these morons come form. One idiot even spent $25,000 out of his own pocket (community college tuition?) to try and get people joining his retarded clone site.
Anyway..onto the climax of my story...
A few evenings later, the phone rang. It was VISA. They monitored my multiple purchases made using my card and called to alert me that every site except for one (Host4Profit, which is a legit, good domain hosting company) were on their FRAUD-WATCH list, to be watchful, and to monitor my bills.
And let me just say something about "leads": leads are e-mail addresses from nothing more than people who rushed through a form on some random website for whatever randomass reason and under the "interests" column they clicked on "business" and 10 other hobbies in order to complete the form. We've all done it. The website then sells this information, and if the website was lucky enough to get a valid phone number, the data is labeled "double opt-in"--the heroin of the spam-universe-- and sold for a lot of money to idiots on "leads sites".
No one I talked to in this forum was able to give me a straight out, honest answer as to whether they ever made ANY money under this system.
Oh, and don't be fooled by his memberships to "iCop: Protecting the Consumer" and "Better Internet Burea"--both are sites that require you to PAY THEM in order to REPORT one of their users! HAHAHA incredible!!
And in case you're wondering what exactly your "business" sells or does when its setup, it basically sells crappy E-Books and online Business Courses, and of course the plug in profit pyramid scheme.
I really don't feel like wasting anymore time on STONE EVANS, you've been WARNED!!!
Forgive me if there are typo's or grammar errors, Stone Evans wasted enough of my time to care enough to proofread this.
Stone Evans Sucks
n/a, New Jersey