Name: The Email Syndicate
Cost: $1 for the first 7 days and $9.97/mo afterward
$29 per month to email your list 2 times a day; $69 for 3 times; $99/mo for 4 times per day
$77/mo to add 1,000 new subscribers to the list every week
$47 per month for the GVO autoresponder
Owner: Allen Somebody? (Seriously, who is this guy?)
Rating: [s3r star=0/5] 0/5 Stars
The Email Syndicate Overview
The Email Syndicate is marketed as a means of getting you to pay to send out emails to the company’s long list of contacts for the sum of $7.00 per month. In essence, the company claims to need YOU to send out these emails to THEIR lists, but they want you to PAY for the privilege of doing so. Sound scammy enough yet?
Upon first heading over to the website for The Email Syndicate, I was bombarded by this guy yelling in my ear about his “guarantee” to give me everything I needed to make money “completely FREE.” The video kicks off with this wonderful statement and says that I’d make $100 in the next 24 hours or they’d give me $500 – so I’ll bite…let’s take a look, shall we?
When a company starts out with guarantees of “free” goodies that will help me earn money, like most of you, I have a tendency to sit up and listen. So, the shady used car salesman guy tells me that he’s going to give me a complete email sending system already pre-loaded with “hungry subscribers” – so what do I have to lose? Let me just enter my information right now and see how I can get my grubby little hands on this free dough…. I mean, he’s just giving it away, right?
How It Works
The Email Syndicate claims that it’s giving me a free list of these hungry subscribers and all I have to do is login to the members area once a day, click a few buttons and send an email to my list. Sounds easy enough…and lo and behold, when a person clicks on a link in any of those emails, I GET PAID! The system is once again marketed as completely free and is said to take less than five minutes per day AND I can make money every single day.
They’re really throwing on the sales pitch quite heavy with this one, so I’ll give them my info (so you don’t have to). Let’s see what happens next (it’ll be an adventure!).
The Members Area
Inside the members’ area, I’m given the exact same sales pitch as what was included in the video (minus the shady salesman guy). They drill it into your head that you can make money with their free system every day, but here’s the rub: their email system or whoever they use wants to charge me $1.00 for logging in and sending out these wonderful emails. They probably figure it’s only a buck, right?
These guys claim to be “SO GOOD” at growing these lists, but they’re missing out on three things: Firstly, they could hire people to send out their emails for them and just pay them directly AND secondly, email is free. Haven’t they ever heard of Gmail?
Thirdly, they claim that in order to send out a single email to their entire list takes 13 HOURS, then what makes me so different that I can do this with them in only five minutes a day? Are they calling me a genius (those who want to compliment me please line up in the comments section) or are they that dumb? Perhaps it’s a combination of both…
For $150 per month, they can send out their own lists through AWeber (10,000+ subscribers) and I’m sure it wouldn’t take nearly half a day to go through, but that’s probably another discussion. Moving on…
Step 2 starts the clock at ten minutes and counts down because they think the urgency will make me get started NOW. I’m patient, so I waited for the clock to run out. NOTHING HAPPENED.
While they try to entice me into using the service, they tell me to sign up for a GVO email sending account (hello, affiliate link!) and pay the $1 for the trial. After I get my login info from GVO, I’m supposed to enter that into their system and then email them a copy of my receipt.
Next, I need to sign up for Click Force Traffic (which coincidentally is another affiliate for TES) because they are the only ones who pay me for the clicks.
Tools & Training
In the members’ area, The Email Syndicate offers videos on how to setup accounts for GVO and Click Force Traffic, but that’s about it for the training.
I’ve found two pros to using the Email Syndicate since giving them my email address. One is that there is that handy 60 day money back guarantee (thanks ClickBetter!) and the other is this nifty message at the bottom of The Email Syndicate’s members’ area (bolded for emphasis by yours truly):
“The typical purchaser does not make any money using this system. TheEmailSyndicate does not guarantee income or success, and examples shown in this presentation do not represent an indication of future success or earnings. The company declares the information shared is true and accurate.“
This entire system is a con from the word go. The Email Syndicate is nothing but a SCAM and should be avoided at all costs. They make a lot of promises and silly claims to have this huge list of hungry subscribers and it all seems so simple. Folks, when it sounds too good to be true, then you can bet your bottom dollar that it is.
Whoever wrote their sales copy went out of their way to make it sound like they were doing me a favor by letting me sign up to send their emails out. If they really had all of the business (AKA “hungry subscribers”) then why not go the route of traditional, LEGIT businesses and hire people? No, they don’t want to do that. They want to share the wealth with random people on the internet, say it’s completely free and then charge them for the privilege.
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My Final Thoughts on The Email Syndicate
My SCAM ALERT is on high for this one – without a doubt. I searched and searched for information on who owns The Email Syndicate, but only came up with the name “Allen.” Not only that, but I took it a step further and did a WHOIS search for the domain and found that whoever registered the website values their privacy and opted to pay $11.99 for the domain through DomainDiscover.com and add in that extra $7.99 to protect their identity. With all of this talk about emailing people and making money, but this Allen guy goes out of his way to make sure you can’t email him directly or even know his last name? Shady!
My final verdict is to steer as far clear of this rehashed email marketing scam at all costs. They sucker unsuspecting people in with claims of free goodies and then hit you with cost after cost after cost. This Email Syndicate review is worth far more than what they’re offering, so send us all your money (just kidding – don’t do that).
Funnily enough, when I checked my email, I saw the welcome email from The Email Syndicate. I clicked unsubscribe and told them how much they sucked and found that they’re using AWeber for their own email lists. They must’ve thought I was a hungry subscriber – who knows?
I gave this scammy company zero stars because they’re using slick used car salesman techniques in order to separate people from the cash in their bank accounts. It’s pretty awful when I don’t give even one star because of the money back guarantee. If there were fractional stars to be awarded, I’d give The Email Syndicate 1/16th of a star because of their disclaimer that honestly tells people that the typical purchaser makes NO MONEY using their system.