Billy Gene is Marketing Review

Do you have an entrepreneurial mind-set?  You’re not happy at your day-job and so you are constantly looking for other ways to make money and be your own boss, right? Check out our ‘Billy Gene Is Marketing‘ Review….

MLM’s have enticed you, but you know that unless you are in the right spot at the right time and get TONS and TONS of active people to sign up under you… it’s just a lot of work and in the end… a lost cause.

You’ve looked at other “online money making” programs that promise your bank account will grow, and yet, your facing another overdraft fee if you don’t make a deposit now!

Why do you think that the “get quick rich” programs don’t work?  Your answer might be:

  • Because anything too good to be true, usually is.
  • Because it was a scam in the first place!
  • I couldn’t implement the process given, it was too hard to follow.
  • I’m not going to “hound” my family and friends for parties and purchases.
  • Because I didn’t have mentorship and support to hold me accountable.

Yes, maybe any of the above or a combination is or could be true.  And then there’s another reason:  You simply don’t have the knowledge or skill set to achieve the promises they make.  Ouch!  It’s not your fault.  A lot of the programs say, “Here’s the outline on how to do it.”  The problem is:  they don’t actually TEACH you how to do it so you can be successful.

Here’s My Story

I was stuck with a job I really did not like. I’d long thought of myself as having my own business and marketing had always intrigued me. I responded via click to a marketing program ran by a woman who had went from broke to making lots of money.  She did three days of free online training and then made the pitch I “fell” for and I signed up for her coaching program… though at the time, I thought it was more marketing than coaching.  To make a long story shorter, I invested $500 in a program that included one (and only one) LIVE one-on-one call with a coach.

When Coaching Turns To Bullying

The day of the call, I was busy WORKING and forgot to call in (yes, I had to call them) at the specific time. I commented in the private Facebook group how disappointed I was about missing my call. I went on to share how I thought they should have called me because I was paying them to coach me during the course.  Soon, people in the group began to chastise me and label me “entitled” and “lazy”.  It was completely my fault that I didn’t get to talk with the coach/mentor because I was actually working… yeah, that thing you do to earn money, you know, right?  It really didn’t make sense to me. If their job is to coach, then why couldn’t they make the phone call?  I quickly learned this lesson:  If you’re going to live in the social media world, you’ve got to have thick skin!  People are very quick to believe they “know” you from a few public posts online. In one single post I went from thinking I was a hard-working Gen X’er to having the label of “entitled” and “lazy”. I chose NOT to believe the lies the members were telling me about me!

Do I Trust Another Program?

Billy GeneThat experience left me wondering if I should ever invest in another program. I didn’t want to PAY out more money for unfulfilled promises of earning a higher income. Have you invested in a program of mentorship and support, but still haven’t put any dollars in your bank account?

I was very shy about making another purchase as an investment in myself.  However, I continued to review different programs… you know they just keep popping up in your Facebook feed!  Then one program from Billy Gene Is Marketing caught my eye.  It was a FREE webinar that promised to teach me something if I attended.  So I figured I had nothing to lose other than a hour invested in a webinar.

The free webinar blew me away!  All of the sudden I realized what I’d been missing and desperately needed…. I needed to learn a specific skill set!  In that short webinar I DID learn things I could immediately implement using Facebook advertising… things that made perfect sense and were actionable.  I realized the mistakes I’d made trying to run Facebook ads in the past.

The Journey With Billy Gene Is Marketing

And then there was “the offer”… Billy Gene will occasionally offer an amazing deal on various courses or even combinations of them. I was not looking to purchase another course after the recent bad experience. Yet, the “fire” Billy brought on the webinar gave me this thought: if he could bring that much knowledge in one hour, how much could he pack into an entire course?  The course I purchased was AMAZING!  The knowledge I gained, made it feel like a great big door of opportunity was opening.  When the course was complete, Billy made me another offer I couldn’t refuse: entry into a group called The Gene Pool.

The Gene Pool is FULL of training.  Each month Billy focuses on a different skill to teach you the tools you need to make you an effective marketer. This training is worth every penny. If you’re a marketing person with an agency, or a small business owner, you will find the training valuable At the time of writing, there are over 100 training lessons in the Gene Pool Library covering over 20 skills. Skills include: Dissecting Ads That Don’t Work, How To Write Ad Copy That Sells, Instagram Advertising, and The Fundamentals Of Live Streaming… and so much more!  Each week, Billy does a LIVE call for all the members, so you can learn a new skill LIVE and ask questions and interact… every.single.week.  Each of these LIVE calls are recorded (they run about an hour) and then the new skill is added to the library.So the library continues to grow, and you are always learning the latest in trends and technology.

It Just Keeps Getting Better

Speaking of LIVE calls and interaction, the experience within the private Facebook group (with membership) has been phenomenal.  Unlike that “other group” that quickly labeled me, THIS group has given boundless support of each other. Not only is there support from the helpful staff of the BGIM (Billy Gene Is Marketing) team, but also from other fellow members of the Gene Pool.  You are always encouraged in this group and feedback is given when requested. Never have I found a group that “feels” like a “family” until now.

And the support and value doesn’t end at the Gene Pool. If you want to go a notch farther, you can become a member of the S.O.G. (School of G.E.N.E.I.U.S.).  This special membership gives you access to the G.E.N.E.I.U.S. process which Billy coined to walk you through vetting a client to see if you want to work with them, all the way to setting up the ad and then scaling your business:

Billy Gene Is Marketing Review

G: Get Information
E: Evaluation
N: Next Opportunity
E: Executing the Plan on Facebook & Instagram
I: Information into Automation
U: Understanding Metrics
S: Scaling Up

With SOG membership, you pretty much get all the video trainings Billy has and ever will do and an invite to a LIVE training call every week.  SOG members also get first offers and special discounts on new trainings as well as invitations to SOG Meet-Ups in San Diego.

And finally…

I really can’t say enough about the training I’ve received and the knowledge that I’ve gained being an ever-learning entrepreneur with the BGIM group.  Going through BGIM trainings and interacting with the group, gave me the confidence to do video and the skill set that I needed to land my current job.

In my own experience when trying out any of the variety of programs out there, I found there aren’t many that offer the potential earnings AND to teach you the skill set to get you there.  Billy Gene DOES that and you’re backed up with people who actually care about your success and follow up with you (yeah, they Message/Call ME) about your ads they’ve helped with.  As his emails usually state, “(The Guy Who Really Gives A Sh!t About Your Success)”.  

I can’t recommend Billy Gene Is Marketing enough!

Agency Playbook by Jason Swenk

If you own an online ad agency and are looking to change things, the Agency Playbook by Jason Swenk can help you  grow your company and increase your income levels. You can also get help build your company and grow into a full team. So why not start today and realize your dreams as well as maximizing from your effort and time?

With the Agency Playbook you can learn all the basics right from the start. Whether you are just starting or have been up and running for a few years, the Agency Playbook can help you where needed. These methods are proven to work effectively and will help you reach your goals. There are 8 major systems that if done correctly will help you to grow your company to a respectable size.

System 1 is Clarity, this will help you see what your business really needs and will keep you clear from distractions such as dealing with customer queries, in turn you will have more time to focus on getting your company back on track and towards the things which you envisioned for your company.

System 2 is Positioning, to give your company the edge over others and making it the more attractive choice instead of competing against other smaller companies that are taking up your time and your clients.  

System 3 is Offering, get a good idea of how much you should be charging customers for your services instead of undercutting yourself and working hard just to break even.

System 4 Prospecting, to help you find out where you should be in order to gain more clients which ultimately brings in more sales. This system will also help you to build partnerships with other agencies in order to further push your company in the right direction.

System 5 is Sales, an important part of any company is seeing revenue, and with the help of this particular system you can get help dealing with proposals and clients to building your own sales team, overall helping you maximize your revenue.

System 6 is Delivery, getting the product to your customer can be costly and you will discover how to minimise your delivering costs in order to gain more profits from your sales.

System 7 is Operations, this will help you generally manage your teams moral levels, help make them feel needed and appreciated instead of owned and treated poorly, let them know of incentives that you can offer as well as giving them some flexibility and freedom. Most employees that are given incentives will push harder for more sales ultimately giving you more revenue.

System 8 is Leadership, the most important part of any company is that they have a leader who does the right thing for everyone. This system will help you make the best decision as the leader and will give your company the feeling that they are in safe hands as well as giving the company an astounding culture.

Once you’ve signed up to the Agency Playbook you can experience all these 8 systems as well as so much more. There are multiple lessons in each system. You can take it as gradually to make sure you are absorbing all the information given. With each system there are also informative and entertaining videos that you can watch over and over again. You will gain access to every single document that the Agency Playbook uses for its own success so you are guaranteed proven results. If you are unsure about it you can always cancel your membership and receive your money back.

Dan Henry Facebook Ads Course Review

Online Courses Review looks at Dan Henry’s Funnels & Ads For Entrepreneurs

Remember the first online course you bought?

It was probably a $37 ebook that promised to send heaps of traffic to your site using a ‘magical free’ formula?

Did it work?

I have no idea… I couldn’t execute their plan…

The course told me to create a network of mini-sites. I did about five and gave up.

You probably have a similar story…

To sell information online at this point, a guru must have a sterling reputation and actual results.

Oh… and a killer Lamborghini doesn’t hurt…

Enter a charismatic guy with a backstory that begs the question, “If he can go from Pizza Boy to Rich Guy… Why Can’t I?”

Dan Henry claims he was so broke he couldn’t afford a proper wedding. You would feel bad if you were so broke you had to share your wife’s employee meal from the restaurant where she worked to support you both.

You know how it feels, sinking everything into an online venture only to have it fail and leave you less than broke. I’ve been there. It sucks.

But who cares, right? This is a review on Facebook course, not a biography of another marketer with a Lamborghini. 

So let’s get down to it…

Do I think the Dan Henry Facebook Ads for Entrepreneurs Course is everything it claims to be?

I bought it… But Should YOU buy it?

That’s a complicated question. To begin with, let me reiterate what you already know… Dan Henry delivers massive value via his free content webinars and posts. The same holds true inside his member’s area.

I haven’t counted how many hours of video and instruction are contained in the modules, but it’s significant. Let me say that again… It’s a lot. Enough to ‘slow-walk’ a beginner and to also deliver high value to an expert.

We run Facebook ads. A lot of Facebook ads…

So the ‘ads and funnels’ section was a great refresher for us, picking up a tip here and there. The product is not sold as an advanced Facebook ad course and in Dan’s defence, 99% of all marketers will never need more than what he describes. It’s a toolbox filled with the most valuable hammers and nails used by most successful inbound marketers. If you master what Dan teaches, you would be very valuable to yourself and a wide range of businesses.

You will get a deep-dive understanding of the Facebook pixel, conversion tracking, custom audiences, interest targeting, look-alike audiences, and the pitfalls associated with poor strategy. Just about anyone from a new guy to an old pro could use these strategies to run winning campaigns in a few days.

Dan also discusses funnels (as the name implies). The backbone to this implementation is Clickfunnels (surprise). Dan uses this an opportunity to gently push folks to his Clickfunnels affiliate link (hence the Lamborghini). Those of you who have issue with this are most likely broke or are new to internet marketing. Clickfunnels makes a great funnel… Affiliate Marketing is a great way to make money… Get over it.

To be fair, it is not a masterclass in funnel creation. But it is More Than Enough to get a real agency started. Could my mom do it for herself? No… (Sorry mom). But my younger brother could implement it without question. He has never run an ad and thinks a funnel is that white thing in the kitchen drawer.

The portion of the class about how to get people involved with your brand is detailed and actionable. However, Dan doesn’t have you spend 20 hours hand-drawing your customer avatar, giving them a name, and describing what car they drive. He wants you to know your customer, but he also wants you to get off your ass, get out of the research phase, and on to the money making.

Why did we buy this course?

Dan Explains the Secret Funnel Approach

The agency info. (Getting clients, proposals, etc.)

Like I said, we run tons of ads. We send more email per month than most ‘internet marketers’ combined. We know SEO, copywriting, all manner of analytics, course creation, membership sites, upsells, downsells, and every piece of IM jargon backwards and forwards. But we weren’t an agency. Up until now, we promoted just our own products and properties.

We have been in this space for long enough to know that ‘figuring it out on your own’ is a recipe for not having anything accomplished in two months…

So we find mentors. If we need it, we buy one-on-one coaching. We have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on coaching and courses. One of our websites is dedicated to Online Courses, we love them so much.

That being said, we needed info on how to move our success into the agency space. We bought the course, did what Dan said, a few days later we had 10 potential clients. Eight weren’t a good fit. We are in talks with two big companies.

So it works… Thanks Dan!

Some other valuable tidbits:

  • How to structure an inbound campaign to cold traffic that establishes value first.
  • Audience Targeting: You’re Doing it Wrong.
  • The Difference between Ice Cream and Mortgages.
  • Why Your Ads Suck (and how to create ones that don’t)
  • Why Dan wears Silly Hats (and drives a Lamborghini)
  • How Much a Jello Shot Costs
  • Retargeting is Kinda Sexy (and why you need it)
  • The Secret of Free Massages
  • How to Know What to Sell (or nobody cares what you ‘think will work’)
  • Getting Clients (even if you’re a moron)

We rarely review a marketing course. The reason? Most of them are awful.

Not this one.

Is it the most in-depth course covering all aspects of funnels and ads? Nope. But it is a very solid foundation for beginning and intermediate marketers, with some great coaching for guys who have been around the block a few times… Facebook and Funnels in a box.

If you are in this space and need this, you are kind of a dummy if you don’t get it…

We tip our silly hat to Dan Henry (and his Lamborghini)…

-The Boys at Online Courses Review

Curious? Check out the Dan Henry Course Here



*Disclaimer: Our results do not indicate that you will be successful in any way. You will most likely do nothing and as a result, have no results. We are professional, big-time marketers. Comparing yourself to us would be silly….

Expert Dialogues: CODO Design Interview

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At Online Courses Review, we love graphic design and its capacity to create a brand’s story through images and text. We especially love design that is doing something wholly unique, creative, and bold. As such, we were blown away when we came across the inimitable CODO Design. CODO’s knack for telling a story is masterful and this is evidenced in their award winning design.

After being astounded by their design, we reached out to them to find out more about what makes CODO’s design so spectacular and to learn more about the ingenuity behind CODO’s production process. The following is an email interview between CODO Design founders Isaac Arthur and Cody Fague.

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Top 5 Reasons to Take An Online Course

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Source: The Finnish Photography Museum

Online courses are an incredible opportunity for those willing to seek them out and put the time and effort into engaging with the course material. Traditional  education, while still great, doesn’t always suit everyone’s life or needs. Online courses offer an alternative way of learning that can help you change your life and change your circumstance in life. We’ve compiled the top 5 reasons to learn something new and hope you get inspired to change your life today!

1. You Want To Learn A New Skill

Skills can be hard to come by in certain jobs or educational situations. If you want to learn how to weld, for instance, it’s going to be hard to come by welding experience while you’re studying acting or working a full-time job as a banker. While this is a unique and peculiar example, the seeming lack of accessibility for job-specific skills are a reality that many people face. Taking on online course can be a means to a new career path or a bolstering of credentials within your current occupational trajectory. And don’t forget the endless hobbies or personal skills you can learn like becoming a better cook or making your own beer! Even learning basic HTML can be a lucrative decision!

2. You Can Gain Credentials, Professional Development, and Experience

Making an upward move can be tedious. Oftentimes, it’s hard to learn the applicable skills for promotion without certain knowledge and experience. Online courses can allow you to demonstrate that you have learned particular skills and expertise, which can help assuage prospective employer’s concerns or show that you are able to take charge or leadership of a particular situation. For instance, it’s very hard to find hard to find many project managers who don’t have PMP certification or a degree in project management—the skill set that many project managers need to learn can be incredibly specific and the credential they earn shows that they have proven they are capable of taking on project management problems. Additionally, in a more stark example, if you need open heart surgery, you are most likely going to try to find a surgeon that has the credentials to do so. Increasing responsibilities usually come with proven track records and taking an online course or gaining certification can help you move up in your career!

3. You Get To Learn At Your Own Pace

Balancing a busy life with work, family, or extenuating circumstances can be difficult on its own, let alone trying to take time out of your day to go to class. Online courses solve this problem by often having pre-recorded lectures, interactive coursework, and homework and testing online. For some, this is a wonderful option—being able to earn a degree from a top universities halfway around the world is a wonderful testament to the possibilities the technological age holds—and learning online is only getting more impressive. This isn’t to discount schools that offer night courses, distance learning, and low-residencies—online courses can be easier because you can better budget your time by being able to pause lectures, step away from the computer, and returning later. For example, if you’re learning how to code, many online courses will track your progress in the cloud and you can pick up where you ended, even if you resume your learning after flying half-way across the world.

4. You Love Learning

With thousands of online courses, it can be hard to sift through them all. However, with open source courses and MOOCs, you don’t have to limit yourself to a given field of study; you can shape your own learning curriculum or simply take whatever courses may interest you (not to mention you can stop taking a class if it isn’t worth your time). By learning new knowledge and skills, your engagement in the world, your job, and other facets of your life opens up—the more education you receive, the better your critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills usually are. a new language, how the brain works, and pretty much anything you think of. People who continue to learn throughout their lives are typically sharper the older they get, which can be extremely beneficial. As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.”

5. Many Online Courses Are FREE!

Perhaps the most important aspect of online courses is that a lot of them are FREE! The great equalizing factor of open source courses and MOOCs is that anyone in the world can take them for free as long as they have a good internet connection. From CEOs wanting to learn more about filmmaking to a young girl in the Philippines who wants to learn about robotics, even to a young man in a small Malawian village self-learning electrical engineering and building wind turbines for renewable energy, if you want to learn something, you don’t really have many excuses not to learn in the MOOC and open source age. With the advent of free, open, and engaging education, inspire to position yourself to make a huge impact on the world, let your dreams come to fruition by taking charge of your life—learn how to become the change in your immediate future! Sign up for an online course today to learn something new and share your knowledge with the world!