Hi everyone and welcome to my review of Moolavine. Every day I receive loads of emails. Many of them claim to offer easy ways of earning money. Some tell me I am approved for things that I have never applied for. Occasionally amongst all the rubbish is something interesting.
I went through a phase of trying to check their legitimacy and review as many of them as I could, but after a while all the scams get a bit tedious. In the space of a week I reviewed Clout Pay, Aliprofits and Eazy Dollars all of which were a complete waste of time.
So I have taken a break from signing up and reviewing these sites. Well at least that is until today. Because yesterday I received an email about Moolavine that interested me. It seemed more professional than many of the emails I receive.
Rather than starting off with extravagant income claims it said I could learn to “build an easy income with Moolavine and the power of cooperation”. Ok sounds interesting. I would still like to know where they got my email address from buy hey that’s another story.
So for now I’m going to head over to the Moolavine site and see what I can find. So is Moolavine a scam or a legit way of building an online income? Read on to see what I found.
What Is Moolavine?
So I head on over to the homepage to explore. There is a short intro video where the man behind Moolavine “Bryan Winters” explains a little more about how it works.
We have to hear how successful he has been and see screenshots of his wealth which is something I’m not keen on but hey that’s just me. So what does Bryan tell us? Well he has created a system that he says is like affiliate marketing in reverse.
For those who don’t know, affiliate marketing is where you have your own unique “affiliate” link to a product or supplier. You can add this link to your blog or website and if someone clicks the link and purchases a product or service you get paid commission.
It’s how I and many other bloggers make a living online. But of course you are relying on people reading your blog or landing on your site. Bryan claims to have developed a system where you can create a “vine” of people that come to you cash in hand ready to buy.
I’m quite intrigued and like the idea so I think I need to sign up and see how it works.
How Does Moolavine Work?
Well the good news is that is free to sign up. Once you enter your details you are taken to a new page with another video which explains how the Moolavine system works.
Now the idea is that you have been referred to Moolavine by an existing member (in my case of course it was via an email from Moolavine). Once you are a member you will also refer people.
By doing so every time that somebody wants to purchase an item they will use their referrers affiliate link so that they earn commission. You can see the video below.
It’s actually quite a clever idea. ClickBank and JV Zoo are the affiliate market places that Moolavine use to pay commissions. However there are certain criteria that you must meet to be able to earn commissions from your referrals. You have to stay “in the green”.
You get 5 days free and after that you can earn “green days”. You earn green days buy purchasing products. To purchase a product you send a purchase request through Moolavine to your referrer who will send you their affiliate link so that you can buy.
You earn 1 Green Day for every $1 that you spend. You can see an example below of some of the products and the fact that $1 is worth 1 green day.
So to remain in the green and able to earn commissions from your network you need to purchase at least $365 worth of products per year. If you don’t want to do this there is also the option to buy a monthly unlimited green day plan for $30 per month.
If any of your referrals purchase the same monthly plan you earn $10. So that’s all really good and a clever idea but you still need to get referrals. So far, I’ve seen nothing of the automated system that Bryan talked about in his video.
And that’s because honestly there is no automated system. What there are however are various upsells so let’s take a look at them next.
As soon as we sign up we are hit with a range of upsells. The first is to purchase the unlimited green day plan. This is discounted from $30 per month to $20 but only for a limited time. I decide to pass but am immediately taken to upsell two for a product called Duel Squeeze.
This is on offer for $97 and is software that creates email lists so you can promote Moolavine. Once again I say no, but guess what straight on to upsell three the Moolavine Traffic Co-Op. Apparently this is where the process of getting referrals is automated.
You can purchase as many “shares” as you like and Moolavine will add them to their traffic rotator and send them out with your personal Moolavine affiliate link. This could be via Facebook ads, banners ads and of course emails.
And here in lies the problem. We have no idea who these links are being sent to. After all I received an invite to Moolavine which really was just spam.
And how much does this cost? well its $40 for one month of one share although there are no details of what this really means. You also need to be aware that the $40 will rebill monthly until cancelled as you can see in the image above.
What Does It Cost?
Before we take a look at what’s good and bad about Moolavine and sum up what we have found let’s confirm what it costs to join. Whilst it’s free to sign up the only way you can earn commission from your referrals is to stay in the green.
This means you either have to purchase a minimum of $365 worth of products per year or pay $30 per month. Then to actually “automate” the system and get referrals you are encouraged to buy the upsells which will cost you a minimum of $137 for both.
Plus if you decide to continue with the Traffic Co-Op to try and build your list it is an additional $40 per month. So really not free at all then!
What’s Good And Bad At Moolavine?
So what’s good and bad at Moolavine? Well in principle I quite like the idea of having a network of people to share links with. It’s true that there are so many people buying products where commissions could be earnt that it would be great to be able to share them.
Affiliate marketing is a legitimate business model and it’s also good that Bryan Winters is prepared to put his name to his product unlike many who hide their identity. However without an existing list of subscribers I think it’s going to be pretty difficult to get referrals.
There are ongoing costs and combining those with the upsells means that it’s not cheap. The implication is that this is a simple automated way of making money and that’s just not the case.
I don’t like the way you are recommended to build your referrals or “vine” using the Traffic Co-Op upsell. It costs a minimum of $40 per month for this service and you don’t really know what you are getting.
So although there are a few nice things about Moolavine there are also things I’m not keen on. I reckon it’s about time to sum up what I’ve found.
Is Moolavine A Scam? Let’s Sum It Up
Ok so let’s sum up what I’ve found. The first thing to say is that this summary is my opinion based on my experience. Although I signed up for Moolavine I didn’t purchase any of their upsells or try and build a vine. So based on that is Moolavine A Scam? I would say no its not.
That doesn’t mean it is something I would recommend. I really like the principle of creating a club or network where affiliate commissions could be earnt. The problem with Moolavine is it claims that creating a network is easy and automated and that’s just not the case.
To get up and running you really need to purchase products and upsells and you still have no idea if you will get referrals. And if you do you have to hope that there are products your referrals want to buy which is really coming at it the wrong way.
So Moolavine is definitely not for me and is not something I would recommended.
Affiliate marketing is a great way of making money online and you can do it for just about any product. If you are looking to earn a full time living online then it’s what I would recommend.
You can read the review of the platform that I use. It gives you step by step training and all of the tools you will ever need to create a six-figure online business. And the best thing is it’s absolutely free to try.
Well I hope my review of Moolavine was useful. Have you had experience of Moolavine and I if so was it similar to mine? If so do let me know in the comments below I’d love to hear from you.
- Free to sign up
- Uses affiliate marketing
- 30 day money back guarantee
- Its not an automated system
- Have to spend/pay a minimum per month
- Difficult to get referals
- No real training
- Limited products