- Product: traffic generating/lead management platform
- Overall ranking: 30 out of 100
- Price: beginner $19.60 a month, intermediate $54.50 a month, advanced $272.50 a month
- Owners: Jeremy Rush, Michael Bloom
- Website: https://zukul.com/
This is Jeremy Rush. He and Michael Bloom are the founders of zukul.com. This website debuted in September, 2014. The company offers a variety of marketing tools used by online sellers and affiliates. There seems to be very little information available on Michael Bloom, While Jeremy Rush has a history in online marketing.
In its structure, Zukul is an MLM company. It offers three levels of entry, beginner, intermediate and advanced. Of course the tools offered are different at the different levels.
The one thing that immediately struck me was that there is no product line. This is a recruitment based scheme, where you get credit for the people you recruit and then for the people they recruit and so on. On the surface this really appears to be a pyramid scheme.
They also offer an affiliate program. This rose another red flag for me. To be an affiliate, you must join the program. One of the first things I was told when getting into online marketing was never pay to become an affiliate. Look, I have to admit that the tools offered are great tools for an online marketer. Tools like autoresponder, capture pages, landing page creator and viral blogging systems just to name a few. To get these tools I mentioned though, you must join at the intermediate level.
It is troubling to me that they mention generous commissions on the sale of zukul products when it seems the only products are the marketing tools offered and these are only offered to members. Looking more and more like just a recruitment based pyramid. One of their tools I mentioned is Facebook Ninja, which has been called a spam machine. They also mention a multilayered 10 level high funnel, although I really don’t have to much information on this. Just the screenshot below.
Jeremy Rush also announced recently the addition of Zukul ad network. I have actually seen this described as another traffic monsoon.
Who is it for
I would definitely not recommend this for beginners. Even though these can be excellent tools, I seriously question if this something to just jump into. If you’re serious about online marketing, I suggest you go here.
For the more advanced marketers, this is something you might want to try out. I don’t know but at least you guys know more about what you’re getting into.
Pros and cons
As I’ve said, there is a long list of valuable tools available for the online entrepreneur, and if this is something you can sell to a lot of people, it’s for you.
- no real product to sell
- mlm’s are notoriously a bad deal
- must join to be affiliate
- Facebook Ninja tool may be a spam machine
- recruitment based pyramid
- company based in British Anguilla, a tax haven with no consumer protections
- does not accept PayPal. Red flag
Although I find this to be legitimate, it is something I would not recommend, especially not for newbies. The tools being offered are something it takes a lot of time to master. Admittedly I don’t know what kind of training they offer, but I do know it’s expensive. Too expensive if you’re starting out and there are much better alternatives.
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