Trust Jacker – Honest Review of the Trust Jacker WordPress Plugin
Trust Jacker come to my attention about a week ago with the catchy tag of “Make a Profit from Everyday Activity.” The hard part of really trying to find out how much a person could make using Trust Jacker became aggravating as there is a ton of content available but pretty much all of it is sales hype from affiliates.
With this being said, the whole idea to Trust Jacker is that affiliate links are dead yet Trust Jacker is promoted through ClickBank. ClickBack is an affiliate portal to begin with which leads to the question, if affiliate links are dead why is Trust Jacker being promoted through affiliate links and not solely through Trust Jacker itself?
So what exactly is Trust Jacker? Without going into the backgrounds of the creators, Rob Jones and Gerry Cramer, Trust Jacker is a plugin for WordPress that sells for $39.95. Of course, there are up sells such as a blogger edition which sells for an additional $49.99 as well as up sells for additional “mastermind” training. Trust Jacker, in my opinion, is a way to deceive people into reading an article that you provide and share through social media with the intent of having a CPA offer completed after appearing as either a pop up or upon closing of the article. After all, the name says it all….Trust Jacker as in jacking someone’s trust as in stealing someone’s trust. The idea is that since the article is coming from a well known ans trusted news source that people will read the article, as it’s hot and trending, and when presented with a CPA offer, people will believe that the offer is being shown through affiliation with that trusted news source, for example USA today.
How is Trust Jacker supposed to work? Let’s say you have a huge following on FaceBook or Twitter. A famous music artist has a run in with the law and is trending hard. You simply use the Trust Jacker program to share the article and include a CPA offer that makes it seem as if the CPA offer is coming from the trusted news source that you just shared. A person reads the article, closes it and is presented with an offer of your choosing that is hopefully in line with the demographic that will be interested in reading the article to begin with. The person completes the offer, for example, providing his or her email address and you just made a $1.50 for that person having done so.
This is where I ran into a problem. Trying to find CPA offers that is in line with trending articles is a chore in itself and somewhat difficult. Why is it difficult? High paying and well respected CPA marketing companies do not approve everyone. Most of these companies will only approve seasoned marketers and the CPA marketing companies that are more relaxed in their approval process do not have many offers that would be in line with the trending articles that would worth being shared. For example, the USA beat Russia in Olympic Hockey on February 15th and was trending. I could have shared that article but I couldn’t find a CPA offer that would have be relevant to those reading the article. Furthermore, how many of my friends on FaceBook and my Twitter followers would even be interested in that article and what is the likelihood that even one of them would have taken “advantage” of the CPA offer being presented even if I could have found a relevant CPA offer?
It is for the above reason why I decide that Trust Jacker was not for me and in my opinion is not worthwhile with those who are new to online marketing. If you don’t have a specific niche, for example, people interested in working from home and are attempting to use Trust Jacker to make money it will be difficult as you would have to start a list in order to begin marketing. Without a niche or niche list for that matter you will be relegated to sharing articles with your family and friends and trying to make a few dollars here and there. How long will it be before your friends on FaceBook say “What’s up with all these articles that Ron is sharing everyday?” Regardless if you are attempting to start a website, blog, e-commerce store or anything online for that matter, traffic is king and without traffic you make nothing, zilch, nada.
On the flip side, if you are a seasoned online marketer Trust Jacker may work out very well for you. For example, say you have a FaceBook fan page of 5,000 people who are trying to make money online. You find a trending article for a trusted news source and include a ClickBank product to appear when those people close off on the article that those people can purchase making you a 35% commission or in this example $8 per sale. Out of the 5,000 people 500 people read the article and 20 people purchase the product. You just made a quick and easy $160.
I don’t believe Trust Jacker to be a scam in any way but just wish that it was being marketed and represented more honestly. Trust Jacker is not for everyone, especially those new to online marketing, but can be a great addition to those who are professional online marketers are those who are on their way to being proficient in online marketing. It really wouldn’t take many CPA offer redemption’s or affiliate product sales to recoup the cost and a person could very well make a few hundred or possibly a few thousand a month depending of course on their ability to promote.
As Trust Jacker is marketed through ClickBank and all ClickBank products have a money back 30 day guarantee you can give Trust Jacker a test drive and decide that if it’s now for you simply put in for a refund the same way that I did. I know that I wouldn’t make any substantial amount of money using Trust Jacker, maybe a few bucks a month, but you may feel differently and may want to arrive at your own decision.