I dunno about you but I’ve been getting hammered with emails
abut Amish Shah and his $50,000 trick video.
Well of COURSE I went and checked it out… who wouldn’t,
right? If you haven’t seen it you can opt in & watch it here:
Well maybe I’m jaded, or too smart for my own good, or
something… but I wasn’t blown away.
What I saw was a basic combination of cloaking, referrer
cloaking, and iFraming.
Nothing earth shattering to me (and probably not to any
advanced LPGen user either).
I even had an issue with something claimed in the video. I
have to be honest with you here, I STRONGLY disagree with the
claim in the video that “Google loves this!” I would say it’s
true that the Google BOT loves it – after all Googlebot is just
a stupid program and can be pretty easily fooled. But Google
itself will most certainly NOT love this trick.
That’s not to say it won’t work. I have little doubt that it
would work great (and a creative LPGen user can probably see an
easy way to FAR surpass it pretty easily). But it’s definitely
not something Google (the company) would be thrilled to have
you doing, in order to game their Adwords system.
So why is Amish even doing this? Why reveal something so
profitable (and even give away the script to do it along with
20 niches, PPC adds, keywords and all for free)??
Because he’s holding a seminar. Yep, it’s all a lead in to an
expensive weekend with Amish where he’ll supposedly reveal all
his secrets, blah blah blah.
Gee, can you tell I’m jaded??? LOL
Fortunately for me, I actually have met Amish before and have
direct access to him via chat. So contact him I did. I
called him on the guru thing and holding a seminar… I figured
this is just going to be another of those “thin” seminars (I’ve
attended my share) that don’t really reveal a whole lot, and
that convince rank beginners they’ll make millions tomorrow if
they just implement some technique.
Basically, I gave Amish shit. Hey, I figured I knew him well
enough to razz him a little bit!
But to my surprise, here’s exactly what was said (typos and
[7/15/2009 11:26:11 PM] Amish Shah: im doing it for the REAL
[7/15/2009 11:26:13 PM] Amish Shah: cuz im suck of this guru
[7/15/2009 11:26:18 PM] Amish Shah: and these half ass cpa
[7/15/2009 11:26:26 PM] Amish Shah: provide some damn value
[7/15/2009 11:26:26 PM] Amish Shah: shit
[7/15/2009 11:26:31 PM] Amish Shah: so my whole seminar
[7/15/2009 11:26:33 PM] Amish Shah: is my business exposed
[7/15/2009 11:26:34 PM] Amish Shah: inside out
[7/15/2009 11:26:38 PM] Amish Shah: and how i run it
[7/15/2009 11:26:43 PM] Jonathan van Clute: very cool
[7/15/2009 11:26:58 PM] Jonathan van Clute: When is it again?
[7/15/2009 11:28:06 PM] Amish Shah: aug 28-30
[7/15/2009 11:28:08 PM] Amish Shah: u should def com
[7/15/2009 11:28:29 PM] Jonathan van Clute: damn… how much is
it to attend?
[7/15/2009 11:28:45 PM] Amish Shah: $4k
[7/15/2009 11:29:03 PM] Jonathan van Clute: and you swear it’s
real value? lol
[7/15/2009 11:29:07 PM] Jonathan van Clute: not that I’m jaded
[7/15/2009 11:29:39 PM] Amish Shah: ya man
[7/15/2009 11:29:40 PM] Amish Shah: the real deal
[7/15/2009 11:29:45 PM] Amish Shah: the second video will talk
more about it
[7/15/2009 11:29:57 PM] Amish Shah: more about business
[7/15/2009 11:30:00 PM] Amish Shah: and strategy
[7/15/2009 11:30:07 PM] Amish Shah: but ya man..everything from
[7/15/2009 11:30:07 PM] Amish Shah: to ppc
[7/15/2009 11:30:10 PM] Amish Shah: to ppv
[7/15/2009 11:30:12 PM] Amish Shah: to landing pages
[7/15/2009 11:30:15 PM] Amish Shah: to hiring employees
[7/15/2009 11:30:19 PM] Amish Shah: managing them
[7/15/2009 11:30:22 PM] Amish Shah: making your own cpa product
[7/15/2009 11:30:22 PM] Jonathan van Clute: yeah that’s awesome
stuff… I bet you still get plenty of newbies who haven’t made
their first buck yet asking how to get a good QS
[7/15/2009 11:30:23 PM] Jonathan van Clute: 😀
[7/15/2009 11:30:37 PM] Amish Shah: thats why this price point
[7/15/2009 11:30:40 PM] Amish Shah: weed out the newb
[7/15/2009 11:31:39 PM] Amish Shah: and my video before launch
[7/15/2009 11:31:47 PM] Amish Shah: im gonna straight up say
[7/15/2009 11:31:53 PM] Amish Shah: if you are new to this
[7/15/2009 11:31:55 PM] Amish Shah: dont come
We chatted a bit more about his business, what he’s been up to
(some BIG stuff…) and where he’s heading next. I gotta say,
he kinda blew me away.
So I’m reconsidering my initial jaded opinion of him holding a
seminar. Amish is WAY beyond me in terms of business success,
and if he really is willing to share how to build things up to
the kind of level he’s at – and he’s really going to aim this
at the “high level” folks and not those who are just starting
out – then I may just have to take a trip to San Diego soon.
When I met him last year, I instantly liked him because we have
several similarities (not the least of which is the long dark
hair LOL!) including the fact that in high school we both made
a killing selling candy to our fellow students and we both got
into trouble using computers when we were kids (though he got
in a LOT more trouble than me ;).
If you run into me somewhere, remind me to tell you my candy
story.. it’s pretty dang funny.
Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is that from what I know
of him, Amish is a genuine guy who is extremely smart and has
made outrageous amounts of money online, and knows about
scaling up, employees, and all that “next level” stuff.
Remember that this isn’t for beginners… so if you’re new to
internet marketing, building websites, or are looking for help
in setting up a PPC campaign, etc. this probably is the wrong
venue for you and would be a waste of your money.
But if you’re in the position where it’s time to move to that
next level, this might just be the right event for you to
If nothing else, it’s worth getting on Amish’s list as he does
share some pretty good tricks & tips (even if I don’t always
agree about how Google will feel about some of them! 😉
Let me know what you think about this!