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Wake up Now Review – Wake up! and Start Making Tons of Money

Filed in Product Review by on January 17, 2015 16 Comments

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Product Owners: Kirby Cochran Jason Elrod,

Philip Polich

Advertised price: $24.95, $64.95 (per month), $99.95 (per month)

Verdict: Scam


Wake up Now is a new program and is being falsely advertised as a program that helps you wake up and start making a lot of money on the internet. The program has been aggressively advertised and promoted for some time on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

They have good looking website and if you visit it, you will probably say WOW! It’s very cool, I will join right now and start making thousands of dollars like thousands of others are already doing it.

In my review, I’m going to show you what is happening behind the scenes and if you read my full review, I promise, I will show you some amazing facts about this “amazing” program.




The main idea behind Wake up Now

Wake up Now business opportunity is not a real business model. It’s a classic network marketing type of business.

You’re expected to pay a monthly fee to get discounts on different products and services and then you need to recruit 3 more people under you before you start making money.

And each of your recruits must recruit 3 other people and… so on, a classic pyramid scheme.





Pros of the program:

An illusory chance to make tons of money


Cons of the program:

  • False promises
  • Exaggerated earnings
  • No active forum where you can get help or support
  • No quality training
  • The only hope to make some money is through aggressive method of recruiting other people in the hope that your recruits will be able to recruit other people
  • Many complaints at about the program and their website has been given a low reliability rating.

BBB complaints


Inside the program:

1.Wake up Now is not much different from other similar programs that make big claims. Wake Up now promises that you will be making tons of money, but if you look at their chart, you will realize that you won’t be making any money until you become director 3.

Once you reach that level, you will start making $1200 per year. Not that much. And before you reach that very decent number you need to buy their platinum package. And even this alone isn’t enough to reach that decent number. YOUR recruits, i.e. people that join under you, must buy platinum package as well.


2.Another thing you MUST know before you join their program is that according to their chart, only 1% of all their active members make over $8000 per year. And this fact isn’t in their favour at all.

Most of their active members (IBOs), i.e. 80% aren’t making a dime. 15% of their active members are making $1200 per year. Very decent number and I don’t think you will be happy with that kind of earning.


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3. I think you remember that at the beginning of my review I mentioned that you needed to to pay a monthly fee to get discounts on different products and services. Let’s discuss this “amazing” offer from Wake up Now. I can only say that this offer is absolutely useless and makes no sense at all.

It does make a sense to the owners of the program only. So, this package allows you to get discount if you: travel, buy antivirus software, buy energy drinks etc.

The question is why would I buy software, drinks or any other product from Wake up Now or use their travel service if I can do it the other way I like and prefer?

Just, as an example, when I travel, I book my reservations through reputable sites, such as, Priceline, Orbitz or

If I need an antivirus software, I use avast (free program). Or if I decide to buy one, I will buy from reputable company such as, Avast, Norton etc.

If I need to buy energy drink, I will buy it from many other places for a cheaper price. Why would I pay Wake up Now for products that are very overpriced? It doesn’t make any sense, to me at least.


4. As you can see, there is no any real business model you can learn from that company. You just need to spend money, i.e. make monthly payments and the minimum monthly payment is the silver package $24,95. If you fail to recruit other people, you will be wasting your money.

If you want to learn real method how to start making money online through building a real business online I highly recommend you to read my review of the program # 1 to work at home in the end of my review. The program that I tried and know that it works.


5.Wake up Now offers you 3 types of membership packages and the main problem here is that you can start making money only if you buy their platinum package. But that means you’re expected to pay $100 monthly. Do you really want to pay $100 per month to get an illusory chance to make money?

The only way to start making money is through spamming people here and there on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus in the hope that you will be lucky to hook someone. There is a high chance that your accounts will get banned.



6.There are also many complaints about Wake up Now which is a red flag. Their business has been given a low reliability rating by other sites and this is another red flag.



7.Another major problem with Wake up Now is that there is no real support. Online success requires patience, time and hard work and anyone who is just starting online is going to face many things he doesn’t know. There is only one proven way to be successful with any program out there and that way is through getting real and timely support.


8.Wake up Now doesn’t provide any real training and if you’re planning to join their program then you need to understand that no one is going to support or teach you along your way. Do you really believe you can be successful without training and knowing how to apply things with that program?


9.The only proven way to be able to achieve success with their program is through getting as many people as possible to join under you. Do you know how to build a website, how to rank your site on Google, how to drive traffic, i.e. visitors to your site?

Without all this knowledge you won’t be able to achieve any level of success and Wake up Now is not going to teach you all this knowledge. And even if you learn all this, do you really want to recruit other people under you to this “amazing” program? I personally DO NOT.


Final word on Wake up Now

I hope you now understand that this program is absolutely useless and a waste of time and energy and most probably you won’t be successful with them even if you drink their energy drinks :-)

This is not a real business model and you will never be able to build a real online business. But if you’re interested in starting your very own business online I can honestly recommend you the best program that I know and where you will be able to go through 10 lessons for free and try it before you pay for your membership.

The program I’m talking about is Wealthy Affiliate – # 1 online business community in the world. I’m a premium member of that community and know the program from inside.

At that community you will have all you need to build your business and start making real money online, i.e. training, websites, fantastic support from the founders of the program, support from real successful internet marketers, support from me.

Trust me, I don’t lie to you, I don’t give you any false promises. Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely legit and reputable company on the web.

I’m sure, you will not find any bad reviews of Wealthy Affiliate on the web. Read my honest review of Wealthy Affiliate and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Or leave your comments below and we will discuss it further.



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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

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  1. Katie says:

    Rufat, wow thank you for this article. I will definitely never be trying that program in my life. Sounds like a terrible scheme and like a waste of money. Why would people spend so much money on that program if they are not making any real money back? There are so many pyramid schemes and it looks like it’s very difficult to make a living if you’re joining one of those pyramids. Thank you

    • Rufat says:

      I really say these words in rare cases but Wake up Now is a scam in my opinion. Of course it’s a waste of time and money. There are many red flags in this program which I believe are very well explained here, but one major red flag is that there are many complaints filed at and this fact alone is the first and the best evidence that you should stay away from this useless program. But the main problem here is that their site is no more functioning. If their business is so profitable as they explain it then why they took their amazing website down? That’s why I believe that programs like Wake up Now are time wasters and their existence is a matter of time only.

  2. Angel says:

    Dear Rufat,

    How you doing? Wow, thanks for another smash hit of a Blog Post and keeping me better informed to avoid yet another online program scam. To be honest I am on FB daily but have never actually seen any Ads about this being passed around.

    Oh great another Pyramid Scheme like Empower Network it seems. The Price hike Upsells for upgrading seem to be useless if you are not getting your due given you need to have access to support and classic training to point you in the right direction.

    This appears to be quite misleading. I mean with the name alone, it can lure anyone in easily, and if it is too good to be true, it probably is. That is the famous line all IMs live by.

    Are we supposed to assume this runs on autopilot by chance too?

    Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,


    • Rufat says:

      I think the fact that you haven’t seen this program on FB is because Wake up now website is no more functioning. I have to agree with all what you have said here because this is the best proof why this website was taken down. And it’s not surprising keeping in mind the kind of product, training and support they offered. I have never seen programs like Wake up Now to stay online long and the main reason is because they always have tons of complaints which is the case here and terrible support. Anyway, their website is down now and it’s really a great news, but I think won’t take long and some other program similar to this one will appear soon.

  3. Ket says:

    Rufat…you have touched on a subject dear to my heart. I firmly have my own opinions about what makes a network marketing business legit or a scam and we don’t need to go into that. I watched a documentary on this company on Netflix not too long ago. The thing that stuck me as really odd was how so many of them had no idea what it was they were actually selling! So do you believe that all network marketing businesses are scams?

    • Rufat says:

      Hi Ket and thank you for your comment. I don’t like MLMs and in my opinion, the entire business model based on pyramid scheme is wrong and I never recommend to get involved in this type of business. But I don’t think MLM is necessarily is scam. Most of them are scams, but not all of them. Major things that I don’t like about MLMs is that they mainly focus on direct sales strategies which means if you can persuade people to buy the stuff you can make some money. So, this is not for everyone. Another bad thing is when you join MLM company you are attached to your sponsor who in their turn tries to persuade you to buy more and more products. So, he is not interested in helping you. His main concern is your wallet. In most cases if you want to make more money you need to buy more products. And finally 90% members of MLM companies/programs don’t get any profit. For all these reasons I don’t like MLMs and think they are not worth the time.

  4. NemiraB says:

    Hello Rufat. Do you know, that these reviews as yours, help for so many people, who want to be rich, achieve success and do not know how to do it?
    Your described pyramid is classical scam scheme, which can fool real beginners. Internet is a jungle, where you can meet various predators and be pulled down with their sweet promise in to the hole.
    People as you and others, save time and money for naive visitors, who think that everything comes easily, without effort.
    Overall, this company Wake Up sounds as they do not know what they are doing. Who is going nowadays to waste time earning$1200 pro year or recruit people?
    Your recommended company Wealthy Affiliate is on scale 100 as this described Wake Up on scale 1.
    Thanks for diligent work in review. I wish that your visitors would be thankful for you letting them know about this scammy website.
    All the best, happy writing, Nemira.

    • Rufat says:

      I really call a program scam in very rare cases and this program is definitely in my scam list. Some people may be making money with it but it doesn’t prove anything and I’m sure it’s a waste of time. Programs like this one are well designed to capture attention of naive people who have no any experience in making money online and that’s why such people fall very easily for this type of scams. Their compensation plan is not so appealing and support is weak and there are many complaints. What else you need to not recommend it? I think partnering with this program is a big waste of time and money simply because there are programs that offer an excellent training on how to make money online with full 24/7 support. In my opinion, their strategy is wrong and the program is designed with your wallet in mind, not you. And it looks like their website is no longer functioning which is very normal for programs like Wake up now. Apparently they’ve taken down their domain due to many complaints and negative reviews and moved their product to another new domain.

  5. brandon says:

    Thanks for the information. Its sad the amount of scams that are out there, and the amount of people that become victims to those scams. There are still great opportunities that you can actually succeed in if you put in the effort, but these kinds scams just overshadows all the true opportunity. It also diminishes peoples hope to find the REAL opportunity out there.

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you Brandon for your comment. I agree that it’s really sad that there are so many scams on the internet and people looking for legit programs fall victims to these scams. The absolute majority of make money programs are either complete scams or poor products and besides that they all claim that making money online is just a fun and requires minimum effort on your part. This is the main reason why people are skeptical when you tell them that making money online requires hard work and patience. They tend to believe in the idea of easy money and very often go to sites that promise it but never deliver. Programs such as Wake up Now have major flaws and I really can’t recommend it to anyone. There are many complaints about this program and I think it’s the best proof to stay away from it.

  6. Hey there Rufat

    Another funny organisation…?…I like your reviews..they are entertaining me….

    I have joined similar networks…Welcome to paradise , make tons of money quickly , recruit and earn pennies….So I need to get on Founder 3 stage just to make a decent progress…I will have to trick all my friends , all my connections and then they will have to do the same with their people just to make $1200 per year.This is the great opportunity.?

    …To recruit people you have to make real connections…To meet those people , to have dinner with them , to visit their house and play with their children.How can I recruit someone just from the internet.?..Just because I am a handsome guy.?

    The only thing I did not understand is the travel service along with the energy drink and the software…What kind of combination is that.?..If a company is serious in doing business it would not sell energy drinks and travel services together,…


    Nice exposure man

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you Tasos for your detailed and extensive comment. I’m glad you like my reviews. It’s good to know that you have some bad experience with programs like Wake Up Now. As you mention it exactly, they all promise paradise and tons of money with no efforts. Just recruit grab the money. The truth is recruiting is not easy at all, especially I find it very difficult to convince someone to join a program even if it’s legit and reputable. Most people don’t trust sites and go sites that promise to solve their financial problems. Unfortunately, those people trust them only to realize later they have been scammed again. Wake up Now is another amazing program in the history of the internet. In fact, you need to reach director 3 level to start making $1200 per year! Is it a lot? I wouldn’t want to waste my time on this opportunity. Energy drinks at unrealistic price, antivirus software and travel opportunity is another useless service. Why should I travel through wake up now when there are other reputable travel sites? It does really look ridiculous. A lot of complaints about wake up now is the last red flag and I think it’s clear now that the program is does really fail to deliver real value to people.

  7. Thank you for the info on yet another scam. I have been in the world of making money online for 3 years now and have seen numerous scams such as this. Wake Up Now sounds just like all the other scams i have ran into to. It’s great people like you are exposing them and helping people find a real and effective platform to get their business started on.

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you Johnathan for your comment on my post. As I can see you very well understand what I’m talking about because you have enough experience in online world of making money. I agree that unfortunately, wake up now is not different from many other poor programs with shady payout schemes and that’s why in my review I want to expose all negatives aspects of this program to allow people to realize what they get with this sneaky opportunity. When writing reviews I always recommend legit program that I’ve tried myself and know that it performs well so people can see an alternative and I think by doing so I can help a lot of folks to save their hard earned money.

  8. Wendy says:

    Thank you for this review on “Wake Up Now”. I hope it helps prevent a lot of people from being scammed. I never heard of them until just now, but as soon as I saw the business model I new it must be MLM. I don’t have experience with “Wake Up Now” but years ago I was in Herbalife and lost a lot of money. They are all basically the same. Lot’s of hype and a promise of riches if you would just make an investment….Yeah, been there done that!

    Like you, I found Wealthy Affiliate and am happy doing affiliate marketing. With Wealthy Affiliate, there is no hype, no false promises. Just real value and training. It is 100% legit.


    • Rufat says:

      Hi Wendy and thank you for your comment. Sorry to hear that you had some bad experience with MLM in the past. I agree that the nature of all MLMs is absolutely the same. They promise you wealth overnight with minimum effort on your part and they almost always fail to deliver on their promises. You are right regarding Wake up Now being another MLM type of business model and they always have a complex payout scheme. And there are always tons of complaints about MLMs on the internet and as you can see there are many complaints about Wake up Now. The support is very poor and normally your main task with MLMs is recruit other people. So, they never provide quality training on internet marketing. I’m happy to know that you found WA, just like me and are happy with it too.

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