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You want more from life. And you're sick of lying awake at night worried about debts, bills, or whatever new anxiety your job will drop on you tomorrow.
I know the feeling, and I know what it's like to feel trapped, with no escape. It's a horrible feeling and you're not alone, which is why people are so receptive to the promises that systems like 30 Minute Workday make.
You know it's unlikely. That's it's probably a scam, but what if?
What if 30 Minute Workday was legit?
And can you really make your first dollar online?
I'll be honest, I'm a skeptic, which I'll get more into below.
But first… in this review I'm going to discuss what the 30 Minute Workday system is, how it works and whether it's for you. I'll also explain my thoughts on 30 Minute Workday being a scam, or if it's actually a legitimate method to get started online.
The topics I'm going to cover are…
- What is 30 Minute Workday?
- Is 30 Minute Workday a Scam?
- How Does 30 Minute Workday Work?
- Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like and What I Don't Like
- Where Do You Go From Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for 30 Minute Workday. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info
What Is 30 Minute Workday?
30 Minute Workday is an affiliate marketing membership site created by online marketer Nick Bramble. It's a beginner friendly system that provides free and paid options with step-by-step training that shows you how to earn your first dollars online.
Your first dollars online are made with a business model called affiliate marketing, a method that allows you to earn commissions from other people's products instead of owning or creating one yourself.
Can you actually earn a living with just 30 minutes per day though?
In my experience, it's not likely. You may coast for a few weeks or even a couple months just working 30 minutes per day. I have, so it's possible. But at some point you must put your nose back to the grindstone and re-create the momentum that got you there in the first place.
In my opinion, it's not nearly as fun to get the ball moving again as it is to just keep it rolling. But again, that's just my experience.
So “30 Minute Workday” isn't entirely inaccurate. It's possible to go for a period of time working just 30 minutes per day, and that's a lot better than going to a job fifty weeks per year with just two weeks off for good behavior.
Is 30 Minute Workday a Scam?
Researching 30 Minute Workday for this review has been a unique journey. I've reviewed hundreds of make-money-online systems and 99 percent of the time, if it looks like a scam, it is.
When you're looking at these systems all day, every day, scams are easy to spot. And to be honest, after a few minutes of research, I was almost certain 30 Minute Workday was one of them.
I wanted it to be legit. My very first impression was that it was legit.
But the more I listened to 30 Minute Workday's video talking about “putting income in your pocket as soon as 48 hours” and it's creator Nick “building the business while you earn the money”, I was convinced it was a scam.
The sales video even shows slides with stacks of cash, mansions, and yachts and claiming you only have to “push the traffic button and send a pre-written email to a list that's being built for you”.
And while I'm about to tell you I was wrong, that 30 Minute Workday is not a scam, I'll also tell you that making money online is not that easy. I'll say, and stand by my assertion, that income will not be in your pocket within 48 hours (companies usually pay between 30 and 60 days), and that making money online is a lot harder than pushing a traffic button and sending an email.
But what I learned is that there was more to 30 Minute Workday than I originally thought.
Who Is Nick Bramble?
Unlike the schemes I mentioned above, the first thing that changed my mind about 30 Minute Workday being a scam, is that its creator, Nick Bramble, is an actual person.
And he knows what he's doing.
Nick is an experienced online marketer with a lot of knowledge to share with you. It was interesting to learn he and I have similar stories about how we got started online and share some of the same experiences. The good ones and the bad ones.
We even have some of the same mentors, such as legendary copywriter Perry Marshal.
Also, unlike the typical scams online, 30 Minute Workday's testimonials are from real people who have implemented the marketing methods taught here.
I can't say I'm on board with the aggressive marketing strategies that suggest making money online is quick and easy, but that doesn't mean 30 Minute Workday is a scam. There is actually quite a bit of value here.
So yes, 30 Minute Workday is legit.
How Does 30 Minute Workday Work?
The 30 Minute Workday System teaches email marketing, a proven online business model. While there's a seemingly endless flood of the latest and greatest strategies, and fancy new “methods” that claim to be opportunities of a lifetime , the truth is, they're all based on the same handful of tried-and-true strategies.
So how do you start?
The quick overview is…
- Create a web page (called a landing page) and a lead magnet (or freebie) that you can offer to people in exchange for their email address.
- Send traffic to your landing page.
- Generate leads from your freebie and build an email list.
- Send daily emails to your list, develop a relationship with your audience, and recommend products.
- Earn commissions on the products you recommend.
It's a relatively simple process, and for the most part, the system above is automated. But of course… simple is not the same as easy.
There are some challenging aspects to that process, like getting traffic and converting it into leads. I'll talk more about that further into this review, but first…
How Much Does 30 Minute Workday Cost?
The first thing we should talk about is the cost because I found some mixed messages during this review.
I've seen a couple landing page variations, reviews and videos that say 30 Minute Workday is completely free, but that's not exactly true.
One overview video suggests the price works out to as little as $2 per day. So what's true?
You can download the 30 Minute Workday Book for free, that's true.
But email marketing is not free.
You will need landing page software, an email autoresponder and of course… traffic.
The landing page software recommended is HBA Funnel Builder, which costs $25/month.
The autoresponder which enables you to collect and send email is Get Response, which ranges in price $15/month to hundreds depending on the size of your list.
I can't comment on HBA Funnel Builder, but I used Get Response for years and I'd also recommend them. The only reason I stopped using them is because the cost was getting close to $400/month (they charge by list size) and at that point, it made sense to set up my own autoresponder on my own server.
But if you're just getting started, that's not something you have to worry about. If you don't yet have an email list, the cost is $15.
Now, $40 a month for the online tools you'll need doesn't sound like much, and it's not, but the real expense with affiliate marketing is traffic. And that's where newbies can get themselves into serious trouble.
How Do You Get Traffic?
Nick spends a quite a bit time discussing traffic, talking about traffic you don't own and traffic you do own.
The quick version is that traffic you own is your email list. You can email your list any time and as long as your emails are valuable and your subscribers don't mark them as spam, this is traffic you own.
The other traffic, the kind that you don't own, is where the water gets murky.
Traffic you don't own can be categorized into two groups. Free traffic and paid traffic.
I'd like to tell you 30 Minute Workday is a system that teaches free traffic, but it's not. Unless you already have a source of traffic, like a website or large social media following, sending eyeballs to your landing page and generating leads comes at a price.
In most cases, you're looking at $0.50 to $1.00 per click. And I can tell you from experience, it adds up quick.
And to make matters worse, you can never be confident in the traffic you buy until you've already bought it. There are countless scammers out there who charge a small fortune for clicks that will never convert into sales. In some cases, those leads are not even real.
I've been burned by fake traffic before and I can tell you, it's not a good feeling. If you're working with a tight budget, the simple fact is, paid traffic is risky.
That doesn't mean it'll never work, or that you can't make money with 30 Minute Workday. It's just something to be aware of. You will need a marketing budget, and you must be disciplined to avoid going into debt.
Besides the tools mentioned above and the cost of traffic, access to the 30 Minute Workday membership site is not free. To get inside you must purchase Freedom Launchpad for $27 dollars.
Now, in an industry with training that can cost thousands of dollars, twenty-seven bucks a minor expense.
But there are a couple things that bothered me here.
The first is that your membership is supposed to be free. At least that's what's implied here (screenshots below). Correct me if I'm wrong.
I think $27 is a fair price for what you're getting, so I'm not sure if this is just an error on the landing page.
I've built funnels before and with multiple pages being tested with different traffic sources, and different offers changing over time, things get missed. Updates to one part of the funnel might not make it to another part of the funnel and so on. You may even have pages online that you were sure you had taken down.
That may be what happened here.
What you get for free (from what I can tell and again, please correct me if I'm wrong), is actually the 30 Minute Workday book, which does have a lot of great information.
It's not a sales machine that does all of your follow up and makes sales for you 24/7 though. That you definitely don't get for free.
The second thing that bothered me is this…
For an additional $17 dollars you get the secrets that turn “every $1.00 you spend into $2.00”.
In other words, you're buying a machine that literally prints money, turning one dollar into two dollars for as long as you can throw money into it.
I don't need to tell you, a machine like that would be worth a lot more than $17.00. It would be priceless and locked in a vault somewhere. And if one was inclined to use it for good, it would make a significant dent in solving world poverty.
So a money printing machine is unlikely.
Again, there's a lot of good stuff here and for the price, I recommend trying the 30 Minute Workday system if you have the money. But I think there are some overly aggressive marketing tactics being used.
Is it possible to earn $2 for every $1 you spend on traffic?
Sort of, but it requires a lot of time, effort, experience, and money, which needs to be factored into your final calculation.
You must test different audiences with each element of your funnel and offer. If (and that's a big if) you finally land on that magic combination (and it is magic), the last thing you'll want to do is give it away or share it with anyone else.
It won't last forever, and you'll want to ride that wave for as long as you can before someone else figures it out and cuts in on your territory.
With that said, is 30 Minute Workday's upgrade to Freedom Launchpad worth it?
In my opinion, yes. You get lifetime access to a community, over the shoulder style video and training that will help you get started in your own online business.
You also get templates and pre-written emails that you can edit, so you're not starting from scratch.
There are three phases.
Here you'll set up accounts with various affiliate partners (your income streams), customize your system and get your affiliate links. Then Nick will show you where you can get traffic.
Phase II includes…
- The invisible step
- The EverWealth Formula
- 3 Steps to a 30 Minute workday
- One-Page Affiliate Guide
Phase III is all about what to do with your money once you earn it. How to keep, grow and multiply it.
Converting Traffic Into Sales
Once you've set up your system and you're sending traffic to it, your next step is converting that traffic into sales.
This is where most new online marketers fail.
Learning this step is a serious skill. An extremely high-paying skill. Knowing how to do this is the difference between the person who's throwing money out the window, and the person who's standing underneath the window catching it all.
Nick is a skilled copywriter and the person who knows how to catch money, not throw it away.
That's a person you want to learn from, and the training inside 30 Minute Workday along with the templates provided will help you make money rather than throw it away.
Help, Support, and The Community
Inside the 30 Minute Workday membership site, in addition to the training, you will also find a community of members who are happy to help.
Instead of a Facebook Group, 30 Minute Workday uses Telegram to host a Live Chat.
There is also a YouTube channel and daily email with updates.
30 Minute Workday Reviews and Complaints
I expected to find more complaints and negative reviews, but I didn't. That doesn't mean there are none. No program works for everyone.
What works for one person might not be the right method for someone else. That doesn't mean there's a problem with the method, it's just that we all have unique skills and things we like to do, and things we don't.
There are some things I don't like about this program, which I'll touch on below, but without reading any one else's complaints, I won't speculate about the challenges other people are having.
If you have a review you'd like to share, or a complaint, please add it to the comments section below.
What I Like About 30 Minute Workday
- Community and help is hosted by Telegram (it's not a Facebook Group).
- Money-making method is affiliate marketing, so you don't need to own, or create, a product.
- Training is from someone who's put in their time and knows what they're doing.
- Membership is inexpensive.
What I Don't Like
- Overly aggressive marketing (in my opinion). Making money doesn't happen as quickly or as easily as the sales materials here suggest.
- Paid Traffic. You must set strict boundaries, especially as a newbie. Stay within your budget and be willing to pull the plug on a campaign that's not converting. Be extremely careful of going into debt to buy clicks, it can change your life quickly and not in a good way.
- Mixed messages regarding price. Only partial access is free, and email marketing requires paid tools.
- It will probably take over 30 minutes per day.
Where Do You Go From Here?
I started this review like you. Wondering if it was legit.
It's difficult if you hate your job and feel trapped. If you're struggling with a stack of bills and trying to keep up. Life should be more than just working to break even.
30 Minute Workday is not a magic bullet. It will not solve your financial problems overnight. No product will. Making money online takes time. But it is possible.
You just have to start. And Nick's program is not a bad place to start. The method he teaches works and you never know… you might make your first money online.
Check out 30 Minute Workday here.
I hope my 30 Minute Workday review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with 30 Minute Workday, please share in the comments section below.