In the idiots category we find those who sent out messages from Rhodesia, Kenya or some other African country, stating that Prince so and so would like to share his millions with you.
In the category of clever deceivers we find those who watch the self-publishing industry and target authors.
Since self-published authors don’t have an agent, sales are usually not up to par and authors are looking how to sell more books.
The clever deceivers come up with a plan to get those authors’ attention and promise them a way to make thousands of dollars a month.
There’s a free video, and a manual, but to actually learn something one has to pay $19.99 to receive anything “useful”.
Two such individuals are Jon Morrow and Ty Cohen. Both claim to have made millions of dollars promising to help bloggers and authors, but so far the only ones they helped are themselves.
Or as one poor soul put it:
DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM THIS PERSON
He will sell you a sustandard product and flood you with his spam and also claim you have joined his program . He will then start charging you a 19.95 monthly fee to your Credit Card without permission. DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING
PUT THIS SCAMMER OUT OF BUISNESS.
VERY SMOOTH OPERATOR
Gaffney, South Carolina
More at: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ty-Cohen-Platinum-Millennium-Publishing/Garner-North-Carolina-27529/Ty-Cohen-Platinum-Millennium-Publishing-Master-Scammer-Garner-North-Carolina-448565
Ty Cohen basically says that if you want to make money, and lots of it, all you need to do is publish an e-book via the KDP program. He states:
"Its a video that shows how some people are literally making thousands
of dollars a month selling eBooks on Amazon's Kindle (And some of
them are not even professional writers.. In fact you don't have to be
a writer of any sort at all, but if you are thats great also)"
Perhaps the first thing Ty should do is learn how to spell and properly punctuate. In this short message I see no less than three mistakes. Not exactly confidence inspiring.
When I looked up Ty Cohen an Amazon, I noticed that in 2006 and 2010 he targeted the music industry. His books are rated 3,298,226 and 7,754,665 respectively … not exactly bestsellers.
Ty also states:
"I've used this same system for about 2 months now with incredible results for 3 of my books and will be using it for my latest one "Night of the Vampire" starting next week. (So far I've sold over 9,000 copies of my books combined, both print and digital!)
I looked on Amazon for this book … it doesn’t exist. How do you sell 9,000 copies of a book that’s not even listed?
Jon Morrow does it slightly differently. He targets bloggers and promises them ways to make thousands of dollars a month.
He uses the same system as Ty Cohen … he shows a video (starting off with showing himself in a wheelchair and stating that he is physically challenged-closely followed by … if I can do it, you can do it).
According to Morrow, all you need to do is guest blog and that will pay you thousands of dollars a month. If you want to know how to do it, he will send you free popular blog sides, but if you really want to know how to be successful, you have to pay. Once he has your banking details, the same sum is deducted of your account every month and stopping it is hell on wheels.
After watching 45 minutes of his mindless babble, I indeed received an email with popular blog sides. Sites such as: applied science, astronomy, mathematical solutions, medical sites, and agricultural blogs. I’m not qualified to write to any of these.
And even if I were, these blogs stated to pitch an idea for a blog first before submitting as they only publish one guest blog a month. Payment $100.
This makes me wonder how bloggers make “thousands of dollars a month”. Do they pitch one idea every day and have their idea accepted?
Are Ty Cohen and Jon Morrow idiots? Not at all, they are very clever crooks who manage to deceive people every day. Fortunately, I’m not one of them and hopefully you won’t be either.
I do have to put up with Cohen's constant emails though. Now that he has my email address, my inbox gets flooded. Good thing he doesn't have my banking details.