Welcome, and thanks for stopping by to read my Inbound Closer Review.
You want more time, freedom, and money. I get it, and you're not alone. You want to live life on your own terms, and you're curious if Inbound Closer can make that dream come true.
They make a lot of bold promises but are they real? Is Inbound Closer legit?
In this review, I'll explain what Inbound Closer is, how it works and whether or not it's worth it. Of course, I'll also share what I think about it being a scam.
The topics I'm going to cover are:
- What is Inbound Closer?
- Is Inbound Closer a Scam?
- How Does Inbound Closer Work?
- Inbound Closer Accelerator – Phase One
- Inbound Closer Certification Program – Phase Two
- Inbound Closer Cost
- Who is Inbound Closer For
- Inbound Closer Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like About Inbound Closer
- What I Don't Like
- Where Do You Go From Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Inbound Closer. 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 Inbound Closer?
Inbound Closer is an online sales training program created by Taylor Welch and promoted by his brother Payton. It teaches you how to make high-dollar commissions by closing sales for big-ticket items such as digital courses, event seminars, workshops, and access to mastermind groups, among others.
The program comes with webinar recordings, pdf documents, mp3's, and access to a private Facebook group where students share tips on how to get the most from the system.
I've seen Inbound Closer described as an online marketing course, but that's NOT what Inbound Closer is.
Let me explain…
A typical online marketing course teaches you to set up and promote a “sales funnel,” also known as a “marketing funnel.”
You've probably experienced this before.
Funnels like this often begin with an ad (on YouTube, Facebook, etc.) that grabs your attention.
That ad either consists of a sales video (like the sales video for Inbound Closer), or it leads you to what's called a landing page. The landing page may also have a video followed by an offer and an email sign-up form.
And, of course, when you share your email address, you're going to receive emails promoting products and services.
To be clear, there's nothing wrong with online marketing and sales funnels.
I've bought many great courses and programs and joined some fantastic communities I discovered through a “funnel.”
But sales funnels can also be scams.
As an inbound closer, you are part of this marketing process. Still, you are not creating and promoting a sales funnel (as most online marketing courses teach).
That's not what the Inbound Closer Program is about.
Instead, you are contacting leads generated by someone else's funnel and closing the deal.
These deals involve products that cost several thousand dollars or more. Because they're so expensive, an “inbound closer” is needed. An actual salesperson on the phone who can close the sale.
Inbound Closer teaches you how to be that person.
Is Inbound Closer a Scam?
If you're a skeptic like I am, you're probably wondering if Inbound Closer is a scam. That may be why you're reading this review. Because something about the program doesn't seem right.
There are a couple of things going on here.
The program itself is not a scam. I will cover the course curriculum below, which is substantial, and I'll provide a quick summary of the modules.
However, you're not wrong for being skeptical, and here's why…
If you watched the introduction video, you might feel that you were promised a six-figure income by Inbound Closer within 21 days. And all for just a small one-time fee of $97.
In my opinion, that's an unlikely outcome.
While you do get some “how-to” knowledge and training for your $97, you don't get access to clients hiring inbound closers. Instead, you'll have to find those clients yourself.
And twenty-one days is a pretty short window to go from zero to becoming a successful inbound closer who can land their own clients. It's not impossible, but statistically speaking, few will achieve that level of success.
If I keep my “skeptic's hat” on, there are some other red flags, which I'm sure you noticed as well.
Whether they suggest Inbound Closer is a scam or not, I'll leave it up to you. What I would say though, is that the marketing behind Inbound Closer isn't as genuine as it could be, in my opinion.
Red Flag #1
Payton Welch claims during the sales video that you can “earn your first commission in as little as one week.”
While “earning” that soon is technically possible, getting paid that soon is something different. What every business owner and freelancer knows is that clients rarely, if ever, pay that soon.
I've been earning commissions online for quite a few years now, and it's highly uncommon to get paid immediately. Instead, clients (or companies) typically hold onto your commissions for 30 – 90 days.
They do this because they know the buyer (of the product or service that generated your commissions) will, in some cases, ask for a refund.
The last thing your client wants is to refund 100% of the sale out of their own pocket and then chase you down to recover the commission they paid to you.
So, if everything goes right, you may “earn” your first commission relatively soon, but that doesn't mean you'll get paid right away.
In other words, if you're joining Inbound Closer because your rent is due next week, you'll probably be telling your landlord to wait.
Red Flag #2
Similar to the last red flag, another claim is that you're “destined to earn a job replacing income almost overnight.”
The only “overnight” job replacing income I know of is another job.
Learning how to become a successful inbound closer takes time. There's a mountain of training material to get through (as I'll discuss below).
You must develop the skills of a successful salesperson, and those don't come overnight for most people. You must also build your roster of clients.
Can you one day generate a job replacing income? Eventually… yes.
Can you do it overnight (or almost overnight)? It's not likely unless you're already a skilled closer with sales experience.
Red Flag #3
Payton is shown supposedly making money on the beach, flying in a private jet, and sitting courtside at major sporting events.
Maybe I'm just getting old, and Inbound Closer's target audience is young 20-somethings who respond to that sort of thing.
To me, it just has that fake guru feel to it, like all the other get-rich-quick BS out there.
There is a legitimate course behind all the flash and glitter, but marketing it this way devalues it, in my opinion.
Having said that, they keep running the same ads, which would suggest their ad campaign works.
Who Are Payton and Taylor Welch?
According to Payton, he was down and out working for a clothing store called Von Maren. Then, desperate, he reached out to his brother Taylor who was already a high-ticket closer and apparently the first millionaire in the family.
At this point, Taylor had already created Inbound Closer. And, it was Taylor who knew the high-dollar entrepreneurs who were looking for people to close sales.
In fact, Taylor himself is a high-dollar entrepreneur who sells big-ticket courses. Payton also claims he sells one-hour consultations for $3000.
Is any of it true?
Well, I've never heard of the clothing store Von Maren, nor could I find any evidence that it exists.
They may be referring to Von Maur, but I've watched the video a few times, and I'm sure he says Von Maren (which is also how it's written on the screen).
Look, I don't know if Payton's story of folding clothes for a 40 cent raise and lying awake at night in bed is true. I suspect it's not. But what I do know is that it's true for someone.
It might be true for you.
Inbound closing is a real gig, and it's one way to escape your situation, whatever that situation may be. But a career in sales is not for everyone.
I spent over 15 years in sales (and management), racking up over 20,000 in-person sales calls (that's not an exaggeration). So I can tell you if you don't enjoy it, it's a grind like any other.
Some will go through the Inbound Closer program and thrive (despite what I consider to be questionable marketing).
And there will be some who don't thrive because they just don't like it.
Payton, for example, says he wasn't good at talking to people, but clearly, he's charismatic and has no problem talking to the camera or to people.
That's a unique combination of skills and characteristics that are well-suited to sales.
He is also a skilled marketer, and if inbound closing is your thing, you can learn a lot from him and his brother Taylor.
Also, Inbound Closer isn't their only program.
Taylor and another online marketer named Chris Evans co-founded a similar program called Traffic and Funnels.
Payton is involved with The Sales Mentor as a lead sales mentor. In addition, he oversees multiple sales teams and, according to various sources, is also involved in real estate.
Whether it all started at a clothing store, as he outlines in the Inbound Closer video, I have my doubts. But to be fair, I'm sure he can provide you with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
So back to the question, is Inbound Closer a scam?
What I'll say is this…
The marketing campaign for Inbound Closer is over the top, and it's far too “get-rich-quick” for me. I also think the promises are unrealistic, and if I'm being honest, the entire campaign is just cringy, in my opinion.
However, as far as Inbound Closer being a course that provides value, it's legit.
How Does Inbound Closer Work?
Before I explain how Inbound Closer works, let's talk about what an inbound closer is expected to do.
An inbound closer takes advantage of inbound marketing.
Inbound marketing is a strategy marketers use to generate leads from various sources such as:
- white papers
- social media posts
It's a process that involves creating valuable content, which then gets distributed via channels like social networks or email campaigns. The goal is to engage new audiences, move them along in the buyer's journey, and ultimately convert them into paying buyers.
Inbound closers are one component of that journey.
To be clear, it's not the typical “laptop lifestyle.” Instead, inbound closers work on the phone and talk to real people.
If you consider yourself to be an introvert or you're looking for something you can do entirely online and not have to deal with people, inbound closing might not be your thing.
As I mentioned above, I did sales calls for more than 15 years, and I was miserable through most of them because it wasn't my thing either.
I still remember the exact moment when I “hit my wall.” The next day I switched careers (I became an electrician).
Inbound closing is a unique gig, and in most cases, people either love it or hate it. There's not much middle ground.
What Exactly Is “Inbound Closing”?
Having read what seems like hundreds of comments about Inbound Closer, two questions kept popping up… how does it work, and what exactly is inbound closing?
An inbound closer is a salesperson who works with qualified leads, which is to say, the leads are “inbound.”
It's not like a typical telemarketing job where you make “outbound” calls to sell stuff to people who don't want it.
When receiving inbound calls (or calling pre-qualified leads), it's usually someone already interested in what you're selling. So in that respect, inbound closing is much easier than its telemarketing counterpart.
However, “easier” doesn't mean “easy.”
Here's the thing…
Instead of finding your own customers or leads, you MUST instead find your own clients. Clients are the entrepreneurs and business owners who are selling high-ticket products, and they need inbound closers to make sales.
Clients provide leads.
Now, here's why it's not easy…
Imagine you are the client. You have a product you sell for several thousand dollars. You also spend thousands of dollars every month running advertising campaigns on YouTube to generate leads.
In other words, those leads don't come easy, and they don't come cheap.
Would you hand them over to an inbound closer with no track record?
Would you hand them over to an inbound closer with a poor track record?
Remember, you've spent thousands of dollars on these leads. If you hire the wrong closer, they'll burn through them with no sales to show for it, which means thousands of dollars down the drain for you (as a client).
This is why inbound closing is hard, and at times, stressful.
Maintaining a high close ratio is a lot of pressure.
If you don't close, you won't have clients. If you don't have clients, you don't have leads. If you don't have leads, you can't make sales, and you can't earn commissions.
I'm not saying inbound closing can't be lucrative. It can be. But it's not as easy as it might sound.
There's another problem.
The most common products sold by companies who hire inbound closers are things like expensive courses, webinars, in-person seminars, “business” retreats, and that sort of thing.
These are all expensive training programs that teach things like affiliate marketing, personal development, real estate investment, stock trading, etc.
And a significant percentage of them are scams.
There's a reason they need high-ticket closers. It's because their products don't sell themselves.
Quite often, but not always, you'll have a client who is selling a $20,000 or $30,000 program to someone who shouldn't be buying it, which puts you in a tricky situation.
As an inbound closer who needs to close deals, you can find yourself pushing for sales you don't necessarily believe in.
That's not always the case, and I don't mean to paint a negative picture of inbound closing. It can be a rewarding career, but you should be aware that there are drawbacks as well.
- Inbound closers talk to inbound leads.
- Leads are provided to you by clients.
- Clients sell high-ticket products and services, usually by way of a sales or marketing funnel.
- You earn a commission when you close a sale (commissions typically range between 10 and 40 percent of the sale price)
- Leads are expensive to generate, which means your clients expect you to close a high percentage of them.
Now that you have a better understanding of what inbound closing is and what an inbound closer does, let's look at the Inbound Closer products.
Inbound Closer Accelerator – Phase One ($97)
When you first purchase Inbound Closer for $97, you get the Accelerator program, the Daily Commission Check Blueprint, and other bonuses.
It's a 21-day program (broken into 3 weeks) that is supposed to take you from “zero to pro” by revealing Taylor's proprietary closing system.
You quickly find out, though, that the Accelerator Program is only Phase One of your journey.
Phase Two is the Inbound Closer Certification Program, which costs $997. I'll go through each module of that program further below.
But first, let's talk about your first few weeks in the Accelerator Program…
Week Zero (Day 0 Introduction)
- IBC (Inbound Closer) Roadmap (pdf)
- Start Here (video)
- Watch this if you want to be successful here (video)
- A Quick Overview and Frequently Asked Questions (video)
- Understanding The Math Of An Inbound Closer (video)
- The Only Four Things That Matter (video)
- Free Daily Mind Medicine (pdf)
- The Transformation Ahead – Chey's Story (video)
- From Zero Experience to a $21,000 Commission Check – Taylor's Story (video)
Day 0 Summary
In your opening week of the Inbound Closer Accelerator, you will learn some critical insights that potential participants need to consider, such as the math of inbound transactions.
Payton answers some frequently asked questions to provide a rough idea of what it's like to be an inbound closer.
The week wraps up with mental training to keep your mind focused on your vision and help you get through the challenges coming in the next few days. Payton also shares two success stories as motivation to show you what's possible.
Week One (Days 1 – 7)
- Week One Snapshot (video)
- Lesson Section 1- Morning Formula Create Your Own Vision (video)
- Morning Formula PORTAL (docx)
- Seven-Figure Sales Script (pdf and video)
- Homework – Seven Figure Worksheet (pdf)
- Reflex Selling System One – Part One (pdf and video)
- Reflex Selling System One – Part Two (pdf and video)
- Special Bonus Training from Taylor (video)
- SalesMentor Coaching with Eli Wilde (video)
- Homework – Five Rules of Communication Worksheet (pdf)
- End of Week Numbers Review (docx)
- End of Week Review (docx)
- Tracking Your Numbers (video)
Week One Summary
During days 8 – 14, you will learn how to create your own vision for yourself as a closer. You will also learn about the seven-figure sales script and get an overview of what each part means and how to put them together.
The next section of the curriculum focuses on reflex selling. This is where you start learning about communication skills. In addition to the pdf files, there are two videos included here. They show you how to begin applying these rules when communicating with prospects or clients.
Week Two (Days 8 – 14)
- Week Two Snapshot (video)
- Audio Coaching One – Objections (video)
- Reflex Selling System Two – Part One (pdf and video)
- Reflex Selling System Two – Part Two (pdf and video)
- Sales Call Review with Payton Welch (video)
- Audio Coaching Two – Philosophy and Tactics (video)
- SalesMentor Coaching with Eli Wilde (video)
- Homework – Certainty Worksheet (pdf)
- End of Week Numbers Review (docx)
- End of Week Review (docx)
Week Two Summary
In week two of the Inbound Accelerator, you will learn how to overcome common objections. You'll also be introduced to part two of the reflex selling system.
During this week, you will also cover the philosophy and tactics behind closing prospects. This is one of the most powerful lessons in this program; if you can master these things, you'll take a big step towards becoming a successful closer and understanding some of the science behind selling.
Rounding out the week, you'll finish up with some homework as well as some end-of-week reviews.
Week Three (Days 15 – 21)
- Week Three Snapshot (video)
- Audio Coaching Three- Q&A Call (video)
- Reflex Selling System Three – Part One (video)
- Reflex Selling System Three – Part Two (video)
- Sales Call Review with Taylor Welch (video)
- Audio Coach Four – Equity (video)
- SalesMentor BONUS with Eli Wilde (video)
- End of Week Numbers Review (docx)
- End of Week Review (docx)
- The End But Not the End (pdf video)
Week Three Summary (and Bonus Curriculum)
In week three of the Inbound Closer Accelerator, there will be two audio coaching calls from Taylor Welch and Eli Wilde. These help you get results quickly and expand on strategies outlined in the Reflex Selling System.
In addition, you'll have an end-of-week numbers review and go over your progress so far, assess where you're going with the program and how much time you should spend each day.
Finally, as part of the Inbound Closer Accelerator, you have access to the Daily Commission Check Blueprint. The purpose of this bonus is to help you solve one of the biggest challenges inbound closes have… finding clients.
I've included the bonus curriculum below, so you know what to expect.
BONUS Daily Commission Check Blueprint
- Eli Wilde – How To Get Clients (video)
- Client Outreach – Sample Copy for Facebook Groups (pdf)
- Inbound Closer Lead Tracker (spreadsheet)
- Outreach Templates and Tracking Sheets (video)
- Seven-Step Checklist for Identifying the Perfect High-Dollar Client (pdf and video)
- Where To Find Droves Of High-Ticket Clients (video)
- Interview with Taylor Welch – How to Get Clients (video)
- LinkedIn Outreach Swipe File (pdf)
- (Unadvertised Bonus) How To Do Video Pitches That Land Clients (pdf and video)
- (Bonus) Landing High-Ticket Clients At Big Events (pdf and video)
- (Bonus) Finding High-Ticket Clients On LinkedIn (video)
- LinkedIn Outreach Swipe File (pdf)
- (Unadvertised Bonus) Call Review – How The Wrong Type Of Pressure Can Kill The Sale (pdf and audio)
- (Unadvertised Bonus) Inbound Closing Mastery – How to Close More By Saying Less (video)
Inbound Closer Certification Program – Phase Two ($997)
As I mentioned earlier, the program you first sign up for is only Phase One. Of course, you can expect a big upsell, which is what you'll get when you first join.
Immediately after joining, you'll be met with a video from Taylor talking about one of the biggest challenges you'll have: finding clients.
In the upsell video, he asks you a question,
“Instead of going out to find your very first client, how would you like for me to bring 312 pre-qualified business owners directly to you?”
These are apparently a group of pre-vetted high earning business owners who might be willing to hire you.
Of course, you'd like it because finding clients is half the job, and if you can't get over that hurdle, you can't implement the system.
That's the incentive he uses to promote Phase Two of the Inbound Closer System, the Inbound Closer Certification Program, which costs $997.
Below I outline each module and provide a brief summary of each…
Module 0 – Becoming the Person Who Deserves Success
- How To Be Successful In This Program (pdf and video)
- IBC (Inbound Closer) How to be Successful (pdf)
- Sales Mentor Pages (pdf)
- The Biggest Opportunity That You Can Choose In Today's Marketplace (video)
- How the Certification Program Works & What's Next (video)
- Getting Your Mind Right – Starting at the Bottom (pdf)
- Getting Your Mind Right – You Are Not Going to Drown (pdf)
- Getting Your Mind Right – Beating Fear And Insecurity (pdf)
- Getting Your Mind Right – Who Are You Becoming (pdf)
- An Important Message from Eli Wilde (video)
This module introduces you to the concept of becoming a person who deserves success. A person who may start from the bottom but is confident enough to deal with the fear and insecurity of rejection. It also gives you a brief overview of the certification process and the training materials available within the system.
The next module dives deeper into the necessary mindset.
Module 1 – Closer's Mindset
- The Closer's Mindset – Overview (video)
- Raise Your Standards (video)
- The Three Beliefs That Lead To Sales Gold (video)
- Laws Of Wealth – How To Make Way More Money (video)
- How To Remove the Ceiling Off Your Earning Potential (video)
- Mastering Energy – Ten Points Of Personal Optimization (video)
- Habits Of Control (video)
- BONUS – Finding Great Partners With Eli & Taylor (video)
- BONUS – If People Aren't Criticizing You, You Are Playing Small (video/audio)
- BONUS – Money Mindset (video)
- BONUS – Promoted to Chaos – How to Advance Beyond Your Comfort Zone (video/audio)
The closer's mindset is about how you think as salespeople. It looks at limiting beliefs such as:
1. You're not good enough
2. There are no buyers out there for you
3. Your product or service isn't worth it
Payton says if these thoughts keep running through your head, you're never going to be able to close more business because you'll always feel like you don't deserve success. But he also explains why those things aren't true.
Module 2 – Self-Empowerment
- Eli Wilde – Self-Empowerment (video)
- Sales Is Leadership – Mastering Your Closer Mindset (video)
- Being A Guardian vs. A Salesperson (video)
- Critical Elements of Closing (pdf)
- BONUS – Risk vs Safety (video/audio)
- BONUS – What is ROI – Changing your Perception on Types of ROIs (video/audio)
- BONUS – What To Do When You've Lost Your Drive (video/audio)
This module deals with mastering your mindset so you can be confident enough to sell yourself. It talks about what it means to have confidence and how to develop it.
It's all about building up your own personal brand.
It also focuses on self-awareness which includes knowing your strengths and weaknesses. Then you move into developing skills such as communication and presentation.
There is some discussion about dealing with stress the importance of having a positive attitude towards life.
Module 3 – Introduction To Closing
- Eli Wilde – Introduction to Closing (video)
- Closing High-Ticket Deals – Inbound Closing Call Overview (video)
- How To Take Notes Like A Professional Closer (video)
- How To Prep Like A Pro – Call Preparation for Higher Close Rates (video)
- How To Open The Call and Set The Frame (video)
- How To Lead In Sales With Challenging Questions (video)
- BONUS – ROLE PLAY with Taylor (video)
Introduction to Closing explains how to set yourself apart from other salespeople when closing high-ticket deals. You'll also get insight into what makes people buy and why they don't buy.
This section discusses what matters when it comes to selling higher-priced products or services. Some concepts that are touched on include:
- What your prospect wants out of their next purchase decision?
- Why prospects are hesitant to make buying decisions right now?
- How to identify whether a deal is worth pursuing or not.
It also teaches you how to use the power of psychology to close more deals. It covers concepts such as human behavior, leveraging emotions such as empathy to influence others, and how to create trust through honesty and transparency.
Module 4 – Closing with Confidence
- Eli Wilde – Closing with Confidence (video)
- Closing With Confidence – Call Discovery (Part one) (video)
- Closing With Confidence – Call Discovery (Part two) (video)
- Closing With Confidence – Call Discovery (Part three) (video)
- Chunking Up & Chunking Down To Close Big Deals (pdf and video)
- Aggression Part one (audio)
- Aggression Part two (audio)
- Aggression Transcript (pdf)
Closing with confidence discusses how to become a better closer, in part by learning from other sales professionals who have been doing it for years.
You'll learn to be confident, which is essential because people judge you based on first impressions. If they don't think you can sell them something, then why would they buy?
An aggressive attitude is important when selling, but there is a difference between confidence and aggression. This is also discussed in this module.
Module 5 – Mastering Objections
- Eli Wilde – Objection Phase (video)
- Advanced Objection Handling – Closing Deals With Patterns & Frameworks (video)
- Objection Handling Slides – Eli Wilde (pdf)
- Objection Handling with Eli Wilde (video)
In this module, Eli Wilde teaches you how to handle objections during the close.
He shows you some techniques used by top closers, such as dealing with objections during your conversation, the importance of identifying an objection before it's too late, and why you should always ask questions instead of giving answers.
Module 6 – Becoming A Professional Inbound Closer
- Closing with Eli – Part One (video)
- Start Here – You Must Watch This To Pass (pdf and video)
- Did You Pass? – Here's how to get access to the Closers and Owners Network (pdf and video)
- EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Payton – The Importance of Mentorship & Growth As A Closer (pdf and video)
- Making Your Inbound Closer Profile Bio (BONUS TEMPLATE) (pdf and video)
In module 6, Becoming A Professional Inbound Closer, you will get some tips from Eli as he walks through his own story about being an inbound marketer. In addition, he shares what worked well for him.
You will also receive your certification and be invited to join the community, The Closers and Owners Network, where you can network with others learning and implementing their new skills and techniques.
Inbound Closer Cost
The initial program cost is $97. That's for the Inbound Closer Accelerator you were advertised when you first discovered the program, either from an ad or an email most likely.
The first big upsell is when you get inside the Accelerator program and learn about Phase Two, the certification program, which costs $997.
You'll likely be offered additional upsells as well. However, because of the strategies used when upselling, it's hard to say what they will be when you're reading this or what they will cost.
Most online marketers are constantly “testing” upsells to see which ones sell the best and at what price point.
You might get “coaches” pushing you towards next-level programs and masterminds that cost several thousand dollars, or you'll get one-time offers (knowns as OTO's) for simple guides or case studies that cost less than $100.
It just depends on what's working for them at the time and what upsells are available.
I'm not picking on Inbound Closer here; this is true for most online marketing programs or any online program for that matter. Whether it's nutrition and fitness, photography, productivity, or something else.
Inbound closer offers an unconditional money-back lifetime guarantee, no questions asked. However, some comments on Reddit suggest there may be times that it takes a couple of emails to get a response.
To request a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-953-9536.
Who Is Inbound Closer For?
Inbound closer is for someone who likes sales. If you've ever sold anything before, such as insurance, used cars, or direct sales products like Cutco Knives, and had fun doing it, Inbound Closer might be for you.
It's clearly marketed to younger people, but it's accessible to anyone, including…
- Stay at home parents
- Employees looking for a side hustle
- College students
- Unemployed, and so on…
However, that doesn't mean I recommend it to everyone.
First, it's not just a $97 course. To be successful at inbound closing, most people will need to upgrade to the $997 certification program, which means it's not for those who are struggling financially.
Second, while it's possible to earn money relatively soon as an inbound closer, you can't count on it. Those people are the exception, not the rule. So it's not for the person who's joining because they have bills coming due and debt that needs to get paid back fast.
If you hate rejection, generally avoid confrontation, and don't like being under pressure… inbound closing will be a challenge to sustain. It's not impossible. I did it for 15+ years, remember. But as I said earlier, I was miserable for most of those years.
Especially when I was under pressure to get new business.
With that said, only can decide if it's for you.
Maybe you don't know if you'll like sales until you try.
Maybe you'd like to learn what sales is all about, and the experience you'll gain, whether you stick with it or not, is also valuable.
Inbound Closer Reviews and Complaints
Most of the complaints I found had to do with transparency or a lack of transparency. And I can't disagree.
It seems people are unhappy when they join for $97 to find out there's another phase that costs $997.
That's not to say what you get for $97 isn't valuable, but it feels like a bait-and-switch for some. Especially when it's implied you can make a full-time income with just a phone and 6-page pdf.
The 6-page pdf is a resource with a script you can use during calls, but it's not the “only” thing you need. There's an entire course here (two courses actually) and sales skills you'll need to acquire.
The many reviews in forums and blogs range from positive (maybe excessively positive) to Inbound Closing being a flat-out scam. So, on the one hand, you potentially have many fake reviews saying it's the greatest thing ever. On the other, some cynics just call everything a scam and make false assumptions.
As I've mentioned, I don't disagree with all of those complaints. There is a lack of transparency, I agree. I wish I could say differently, but I haven't been able to find any indication of the more expensive certification program prior to purchasing the less expensive version.
Maybe this will change, but I can't argue with those who are frustrated by it for now.
Another legitimate complaint is it's implied anyone can do it, but in my opinion, having been in sales and witnessed many people come and go, it's simply not for everyone.
What I Like About Inbound Closer
- For the right person, the program will teach you how to make high-dollar commissions by closing sales for big-ticket items.
- It's taught using various media, including webinars, pdf documents, mp3's, and access to a private Facebook group.
- The skills you'll learn are not just for inbound closing but also valuable for life and the many careers you might find yourself in. Payton isn't lying when he says it's a high-demand skill.
- It's not a typical online marketing program that requires thousands of dollars in paid traffic and advertising.
- Money-back guarantee.
What I Don't Like
- Inbound closing is not easy. Finding clients is a challenge, and closing deals can often mean pushing people to buy products they shouldn't buy.
- Inbound closing is highly competitive, with tremendous pressure to maintain a high closing rate. I also didn't see any mention of “no-shows,” which are also common and can hurt your leads-to-close ratio significantly.
- In my opinion, the promises made are unrealistic, and there could be more transparency regarding phase two of the program and the costs associated with it.
- It has that fake-guru feel.
- Many of the big-ticket programs that clients are selling are scams, and deciding whether or not to work them may be an ethical struggle.
- Inbound closing, although lucrative, does not provide you with passive income. You are still trading hours for dollars (or phone calls for dollars).
Where Do You Go From Here?
You want to make the big dollar commissions promised by Inbound Closer, and I get it. I'd like to earn commissions like that too.
But there's a reason everyone isn't doing it. And it's not because most people don't know about it.
It's because most people are not cut for it. For those that are though, there's a lot of competition for clients and leads (as you might imagine when the commissions are $1000+).
I can't say I recommend Inbound Closer, but not because there isn't value. There is value.
It's because the unique skills and character required to be a successful closer and the competitive nature and pressure to close sales are drawbacks not everyone can overcome.
Having said that, there is a money-back guarantee. So if you think it's for you, it might be worth a try.
I hope my Inbound Closer review has been helpful. If you have any comments, questions, or experience with Inbound Closer, please share in the comments section below.