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Online Marketing Academy – A Good Start for Beginners

Filed in Product Review by on March 30, 2015 6 Comments

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Product name: Online Marketing Academy

Product owner: Jo Barnes

Website: jobarnesonline.com

Price: $1 trial, then $49 per month

Verdict: Legit

 

Online Marketing Academy is a website that focuses on helping people start their online businesses through a proper education and communication with other like-minded successful people helping each other achieve their goals.

Jo Barnes has a lot of experience in internet marketing and social media and can really help you start on the internet on the right foot. It’s not a get rich quick program and you HAVE TO be willing to put in the work and time before you can achieve success with it.

 

The main idea behind Online Marketing Academy

With this program you can learn how to create your own product and make money with it. Having your own product is a real money maker, provided your product is really helpful. Also, you will learn how to promote affiliate products and earn affiliate commissions.

Promoting affiliate products is also a proven method of making money online. Basically, Online Marketing Academy is a membership site and once you become a member, you will get access to training videos, weekly live webinars and also you will join a private Facebook group for a better communication and support.

 

Pros of Online Marketing Academy

  • A lot of training videos
  • You can try it for $1

 

Cons of Online Marketing Academy

  • Some videos don’t provide “over the shoulder experience” which is not good for newbies
  • Some training materials don’t contain enough info for a newbie
  • Support is not so good

 

Inside the program

1. I review tons of products/programs and write reviews almost every day and what I like the most is when I find that a particular product has a free trial or gives a trial just for a few bucks. This is the case with Online Marketing Academy. You can try the program for $1 within 21 days and that’s really good because you can make an informed decision before you join it.

 

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2. Also, the good part of the program is that to get access to the system, you have to pay $49 per month over the course of 12 month. You are free to cancel your membership at any time, but if you choose a 12 month membership, after it expires, you will still have access, a lifetime free access and that’s really awesome. Not many programs offer such opportunity.

 

3. Another good thing I would like to point out is that Jo Barnes is very honest internet marketer because you won’t find any false promises on her website. She clearly explains on her website what you can expect from their training program and she doesn’t promise that you will be making tons of money right after joining the community.

And it’s really good because most programs out there that I review, promise people tons of money right after joining and they promise it on a complete autopilot. Thankfully, Jo’s website is free from such claims.

 

4. It will take two full months to go through Online Marketing Training and learn a lot of stuff required to be successful online. Jo Barnes explains that after watching all this material you still need to put in the work and time before you can start making money and I like her approach because it’s realistic and honest.

She will teach you how to find a niche, create your own product or sell an affiliate product, create a website, drive traffic to your website, how to use email marketing, increase conversions of your website, create content for your website or use social media for maximum results. The training material is really helpful and gives you a good start if you are new to internet marketing.

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5. Also, you will get access to weekly live webinars that include a lot of helpful stuff and info, such as:

  • Get set for success
  • Choosing your niche
  • Defining your market
  • Setting-up hosting, a domain and a WordPress website
  • Build an online presence without a website
  • List building – the techie part
  • Setting-up Your social media profiles
  • List building – the attraction technique
  • 60 minute opt-in funnel
  • Content marketing
  • Being your brand
  • Online survey

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6. Jo Barnes also teaches you how to create a membership site which can allow you to create a consistent recurring monthly income and she will show you the easiest, quickest and cheapest methods to build such a site in a weeks or less.

 

7 .I also like that Jo pays much attention to teaching you how to create quality content for your site because it’s the content that drives traffic to your site from search engines or social media. And she pays a lot of attention to social media which is good because if you use social media with knowledge, you can drive a lot of traffic to your site. And she does the same in regards to list building which is important too.

 

8. You will also learn how to install a wordpress site or update it, how to customize it, install plugins and understand how they work, how to add images, contact form to your site, add widgets and many other things. This is of course very important because any online business starts with a website first.

 

9. But one thing that I didn’t like is that she talks about creating a membership site, its advantages that allow you to create a consistent recurring income, but she doesn’t show you exactly how to create that type of site and that means you have to search for this info in some other places, which is not good.

 

10. Another thing that I didn’t like about Online Marketing Academy is regarding their support which is by far not the best one on the web. You can’t even ask questions on Jo’s website which of course is not good at all. Their Facebook group is active but still it’s not as effective as I expected it to be.

And there is no live chat which makes the process even harder and worse. Their email response is also not as fast as I expected it to be and sometimes it can take up to 3 days before you get a reply.

 

11. And the last thing to mention is regarding a membership site that Jo teaches people to create and make money. Though she teaches people to create a membership site, she doesn’t have the same on her own website, Online Marketing Academy.

 

Final word on Online Marketing Academy

Online Marketing Academy is absolutely legit program and offers quality training on internet marketing and if you are looking for something realistic, it’s a good start for you. But not everything is perfect with the program, though it’s one of the quality trainings that I know.

The main problem is the support, because whenever I review a product and see that support is a weak side of the program, I can’t add that program to my top list, though Online Marketing Academy has many positive sides. And the best part is that you can try it for $1. You can join it and try and I think it will be the right decision.

If you want a better alternative, I can recommend you a much better program I’m a premium member of that offers a much better training with supreme 24/7 support, live chat and extremely active community of like-minded people where you can get support within minutes if not seconds, and that’s the main reason that this program wins my # 1 recommendation since 2013.

And the best part of it is that you can try it absolutely for free within 7–10 days. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you out or you can leave your comments below.

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My name is Rufat. I'm the founder of Your Income Advisor. My goal is to help others succeed online, by exposing scams and reviewing top rated products. I can help you start your own business online

Comments (6)

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  1. This is very much great and hope fully nice blog. Every body can easily get perfect information from here.

  2. Sarah says:

    Doesn’t sound worth the try with no support even if it’s legit. Thanks for mentioning Wealthy Affiliate! I almost left the article after reading about the downsides.

    • Rufat says:

      Hi Sarah, thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment. I agree with you and I’m also of the opinion that if a program fails to provide good and timely support it’s not worth my time. I know what internet marketing is all about and what I know from my experience is that without good support you can’t achieve real success online. Though Jo Barnes has created a good product, it has some flaws and the issue is that there is no live chat or active community where you could ask a question and get the answer immediately. Jo Barnes provides a good training, a lot of video lessons and you can even try the program for $1. But when there is a better alternative, such as Wealthy Affiliate, with a much better support, live chat, active community and tons of videos and tutorials, I don’t think Online Marketing Academy is the best option out there. Plus, you can try WA for free within 7-10 days and that’s why it wins my # 1 recommendation since 2013.

  3. Kevin says:

    This was a very good review. I was not familiar with the Online Marketing Academy before. I’m going to have to look into it.

    • Rufat says:

      Kevin, Though Online Marketing Academy is legit program, when you compare it to such programs like Wealthy Affiliate, it’s really hard to make a decision in favour of the former. Jo Barnes is an honest internet marketers is she is doing a great job, but still her product is not perfect and the main problem is that it fails to deliver quality support. And there is no even live chat which makes things even worse. I would recommend to try my #1 program because it’s free to try and inside that program you will find all you need to start a successful online business.

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