Welcome, and thanks for stopping by to read my Ministry of Freedom review.
You want more freedom, independence, and money. I get it. You want to live life on your own terms, and you'd like to know if Ministry of Freedom can make that happen.
If you've watched their webinars and listened to their pitch, you'll know there are many bold promises made. But is Ministry of Freedom legit?
In this review, I'll explain what Ministry of Freedom 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 Ministry of Freedom?
- Is Ministry of Freedom Legit?
- How Does Ministry of Freedom Work?
- Ministry of Freedom Courses
- Ministry of Freedom Cost and Refund Policy
- Ministry of Freedom Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like About Ministry of Freedom
- What I Don't Like
- Where Do You Go from Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Ministry of Freedom. 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 Ministry Of Freedom?
Ministry of Freedom (MOF) is a high-ticket online marketing training program that shows you how to make money from home. It's what course creator Jono Armstrong calls a 3-Part Underground Earning System that nobody else will show you.
He's not entirely wrong.
While I wouldn't go as far to say “nobody” else will show you, Ministry of Freedom does teach some unique (call them underground) methods of making money online.
And I refer to it as a “high-ticket” training program because it's not the most affordable. It's not the most expensive program I've seen (or bought) either, but it's getting up there.
I'll get into those pricing details, as well as bonuses, additional costs, etc. in a moment. I'll also go in-depth and explain exactly how Ministry of Freedom works, because if you've watched the free webinar, there may have been terms and concepts you were unfamiliar with.
But first, lets talk about something that's likely on your mind. You'd like to know if Ministry of Freedom is legit…
Is Ministry of Freedom a Scam?
Ministry of Freedom is not a scam, but it is marketed aggressively, in my opinion.
It teaches you how to make money online but implies freedom is just around the corner. Within weeks, actually.
I disagree with that, but that's just me. I've spent tens of thousands on training programs and courses, and I've yet to find one where freedom was just weeks (or even months) away.
To be clear, that doesn't mean you can't get what you want from Ministry of Freedom or that it's going to disappear anytime soon.
Certainly, someone will join, do the work, and succeed.
I don't however, think it will happen for everyone. Not with Ministry of Freedom (or any make-money program for that matter).
There are just so many ways to make money online, and none are suitable for all people all of the time.
For example, you may be an introvert and uncomfortable making videos. Another good reason might be the cost. Buying a high-ticket training program right now might be a financial challenge.
They don't offer the same earning potential as Ministry of Freedom of course, but they're a simple way to get started if you've never made money from home before.
For something more significant you may also consider an online business.
You may be at home with children to look after or you may be struggling with health issues that make it difficult to do a regular job.
If that’s the case and a more substantial income is what you're looking for, knowing how and where to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here
With that said, let's dive deeper into Ministry of Freedom because it kind of appears like a scam with all of its big promises and claims.
An excellent place to start when assessing a program's legitimacy is its creator, because there is rarely a creator when it comes to flat-out scams that blatantly rip you off. At least not one you'll ever see.
They may hire a Fiverr actor to be the face of the scam, but they'll never put their own face on it.
With Ministry of Freedom, its creator Jono Armstrong is front and center. That's a good sign MOF is legit, but who exactly is Jono Armstrong? Is he even a real person?
Who is Jono Armstrong?
Jono Armstrong is the creator of Ministry of Freedom, and his story goes like this…
Originally from Scarborough, UK, Jono now lives in Jakarta, Indonesia (since 2000). According to various sources, Jono was broke and $50,000 in debt after graduating college. He worked for 3 – 4 years as an English teacher, but he wasn't happy.
In 2009, Jono started email marketing.
During this time, he was also a professional musician, playing bass guitar for the Indonesian blues band Gugun Power Shelter (known as Gugun Power Trio for American and European audiences).
While Gugun Power Shelter is still around, it looks like Jono left sometime around 2013 or 2014, or the band may have gone on hiatus for a couple of years and reemerged in 2016 with a different bass player.
Here's a clip of Jono playing guitar, and not only is he good at it, the band is also.
On Jono's website, he claims to be a triple-platinum rockstar, and while I'm not exactly sure what that means, I did find this…
The translation reads Gugun Blues Shelter to perform with Bon Jovi, The Killers, Rod Stewart at Hyde Park, London. The announcement came just minutes before they performed at the Rolling Stone Release Party last night.
It goes on to say, “Gugun Blues Shelter will finally make history as the first Indonesian and Southeast Asian band to perform on the main stage of one of the world's largest international music festivals.”
So Jono and Gugun Blues Shelter were a pretty big deal. I had also read that Jono was a music show host in Jakarta, which is also an important detail.
Here's an article that mentions Jono filling in on various televisions shows.
There are some discrepancies online about Jono's online marketing career. For example, some sources say he got involved in affiliate marketing more recently, while Jono says it was in 2004.
Either way, sometime around 2017 and 2018, his online career started to take off (he started regular posting YouTube videos in 2017), and he apparently made $1 Million in 2019.
More importantly, Jono used the methods he teaches in Ministry of Freedom to make that money.
When I first learned about Ministry of Freedom, I was skeptical. But I like that Jono teaches the same methods he uses.
Does Ministry of Freedom Work?
So Jono Armstrong is the real deal, and Ministry of Freedom is not a scam. Does that mean it works?
In at least one webinar I watched, Ministry of Freedom guarantees you won't fail. A claim like that is usually a sure sign something is a scam. No one can guarantee that.
I'll give MOF the benefit of the doubt and add something to that claim. You won't fail if you don't quit.
There are many ways to make money online, and the problem most people have is that they quit. Sometimes they quit entirely, and other times they quit one method and jump to another, and then another…
The key to success online is wrapping your teeth around a single strategy like a Pit Bull and never letting go. It will eventually “click,” and 90% or more of your competitors will give up when it gets too hard, clearing the way for your success.
Watching Jono play bass guitar in the clip above is a clue as to why Jono succeeded. He obviously has the tenacity to go after something he wants and stick to it until he gets it.
Excellence in anything (including bass guitar or online marketing) requires a high level of dedication that, sadly, I've learned over the years most people don't have.
For example, it's awkward when you first pick up a guitar. Your fingers don't do what you want, and the entire experience is clunky and frustrating. Staying with it until it becomes natural and the guitar feels like an extension of you takes dedication and persistence.
Most importantly, you must want it.
It's the same with online marketing, which is why making money online is so hard for many people, and why no one can guarantee that you won't fail.
In the first week of Ministry of Freedom, Jono focuses on mindset. He says it's responsible for 90% of your success, and I agree.
The methods taught in Ministry of Freedom work. Some I've used myself to earn a full-time income online. In my experience, they won't work as easily or quickly as they claim, but they work.
If you don't have the right mindset though, you will fail.
You've seen this in your life many times. Maybe it was a friend who dropped out of school or someone you know who gave up the gym. Perhaps you planned to eat healthier this year but fell off the wagon (I can relate).
People don't fail because those things don't work. It's usually because they don't have the right mindset. They had it when they started, but they couldn't sustain it.
Will You Make Money FAST with Ministry of Freedom?
It's possible to make money within days or weeks, but it's very hard.
The thing with affiliate marketing (or any online sales approach) is that you need traffic. You need eyeballs on your offer.
The only way to get those eyeballs fast, unless you already have an online following, is with paid traffic (Ministry of freedom teaches this using Google ads).
Ministry of Freedom also teaches you how to get free traffic, but FAST free traffic is a Loch Ness Monster. Some swear they've seen it, but the chances you and I will are slim to none.
So, to make money fast with Ministry of Freedom (or any online marketing program), you need fast traffic. And to get it, you must buy it (or already have an online audience).
The obvious downside is that it's expensive, and there is no guarantee you'll earn your money back. In fact, if you're brand new to online marketing, you may have a better chance of winning the lottery.
I threw away thousands of dollars on paid traffic years ago, with nothing to show for it (except the knowledge of what not to do). Unfortunately, I've seen that happen to others as well.
The proper training helps (which Ministry of Freedom has), but again, it's not a guarantee of success. It takes a significant amount of trial and error.
If paid traffic were easy, we'd all be throwing money at it, effortlessly turning our pennies into dollars overnight. But we're not.
A “secret” among online marketers is that you generally don't make money from paid traffic on the “front end” (selling the product you're advertising).
Instead, you make it on the back end over many months through email marketing, promoting upsells and other products to the people who initially responded to your paid ads.
So, when you see “payment proof” of someone who made $1000 in a day or $10,000 in a week, there's a reasonably good chance they either spent a lot of money on advertising (maybe as much as they earned) or that they already had an extensive email list of contacts to promote products.
Again, the methods work. There is no doubt about that. But they don't necessarily work as fast (or as easy) as you'd like.
Earning Money vs. Getting Paid
Also, keep in mind that “earning” money and “getting paid” are two different things.
For example, I earn money online every day. However, I will NOT get paid what I earn on the same day. Instead, I'll get paid over the next few months.
One affiliate partner I work with pays at the end of the month, which is great but rare.
Most that I work with pay 30 days after the end of the month, and one even pays 60 days after the end of the month.
To further explain, if I make $100 with that program on January 1st, my payment date is the end of January plus another 60 days. So that'll be April 1st (or 90-ish days later).
Likewise, the money I was paid a few days ago (because it was the beginning of a new month), was money I earned in previous months.
So, making money online is possible, and “earning” it fast is also possible. Ministry of Freedom will show you how to do it.
But getting cash in your pocket tomorrow is not likely.
If you're skeptical about this make-money-online thing and wondering what the catch is, you can see that things such as mindset, paid traffic, and payout schedules are all variables that can stand in your way of making money fast.
That shouldn't discourage you from going after what you want. This lifestyle is still worth having, even if it takes longer than you'd like.
But being aware of these things hopefully helps balance your expectations with reality.
Ministry of Freedom Fake Products
So far, I've explained what Ministry of Freedom is, who Jono Armstrong is, and I've also told you it's not a scam.
There is, however, more to this story.
Ministry of Freedom might not be a scam, but the products you are taught to sell and earn money from might be.
In part two of Ministry of Freedom's training, you learn how to license, brand, and launch your own products, which Jono does.
One of Jono's products is a make-money-online product called Latitude.
Why is this important?
Well, here's the front page (or landing page) for that product…
Latitude claims that a 12-year-old cracked a $2.5 billion dollar loophole and earned $2,743 passively every week.
That's $10K plus per month.
He also does this in under 15 minutes a day with $100% free traffic. No experience and no hassles. Just pure results.
The claims go on, and in some ways, they sound better than Ministry of Freedom's claims.
If I were looking at these two programs (Ministry of Freedom and Latitude), I'd say that based on price, Latitude is the better program.
So, the obvious question is why spend money on Ministry of Freedom (which costs $1497) when you can buy Latitude for just $12.95?
Here are some of the other products Jono has launched:
Apollo22 ($12.95) – How a Cryptocurrency Genius Turns a $4.02 Bitcoin Balance into $346.35 In Just 24 Hours.
TweetX ($12.95) – This New App Makes Me $476 Everyday… And All It Took Was Just 1-2 Minutes to Active It!
Lazy Traffic Sniper ($12.95) – Stealth Platform Makes Us $297+ Daily from Free Traffic.
You can probably notice the trend here…
These appear to be all get-rich-quick products.
I'm not judging them, nor have I reviewed them. And I know what I'm about to say will be controversial but whether I agree or not, Jono is right (as you'll hear in the videos below). There is a market for these products. People love “shiny objects” and they are going to buy them… whether it's Jono selling them or someone else (the last part of that sentence is my observation).
In the context of this review though, if any of those products do what they say, there's no reason to buy Ministry of Freedom.
Either Ministry of Freedom is a highly overpriced and slower way to make money, or these “other” products are fake.
The following videos might give us a clue as to which is true. Jono describes exploiting “shiny object syndrome” in this first one.
Shiny object syndrome is one of the biggest reasons people fail online. As Jono says, people get caught in a cycle of compulsively buying products that make them think they're making progress.
But they are not.
They want new products, methods, and an easy way to make money online.
Products like Latitude, Apollo22, etc., are the exact type of products they buy.
To expand on this, here's another video of Jono talking about selling fake (or at least, less than complete) products…
To be clear, these are not my videos. The video and audio are also out of sync, so I can't confirm it's actually Jono saying those things. It sounds like his voice, but I can only assume it's a legit video based on his launched products. They are consistent with the types of products he describes here.
My thoughts are this…
Ministry of Freedom is not a scam, but it does teach you (by selling shiny objects), to be a scammer in some ways. That may be a little harsh, and maybe there's an ideological middle ground somewhere (depending on who you're selling to, repeat customers who simply hoard these products and know what they're buying, or new customers who have no idea).
I have my opinion and I think that's being generous, but I'm trying not to judge.
And, that doesn't mean you must be a scammer to make Ministry of Freedom work, and I am not suggesting Jono pushes you to be one. However, there's an ethical line that all affiliate marketers (or traditional marketers, for that matter) face.
For example, you could argue that a big juicy fast-food burger advertised on TV is fake compared to the flat soggy piece of meat and bread they gave you. Does that cross a line?
Anyway, you can use the methods and strategies within Ministry of Freedom to promote fake products, or you can use them to promote real ones. Either way, the methods and strategies will work if you work them.
How Does Ministry of Freedom Work?
Here's the quick rundown (and I'll dive into the details below)…
Once you have a license to those products, you can brand them as you own and sell them by listing them on MunchEye (Part 2).
The timeline Jono lays out is this…
- 7 days – Launch Jacking (earn an est. $600)
- 10 days – Launch White Label Licensed Product (earn an est. $4000
- 5 days – Send Copy & Paste Emails to Your Customer List (earn an est. $1000)
Keep in mind this doesn't include the time you'll spend going through the training. If you're detail-oriented like I am, you'll be stopping the videos once or twice a minute to take notes.
Part 1 and 2 should bring in roughly $5000, which you can use to promote high-ticket products from Clickbank that pay $500 or more in commissions using Google Ads (Part 3).
Let's take a closer look at each step and break Ministry of Freedom down into its components.
Part 1 – Launch Jacking
I first learned about launch jacking in 2016 or 2017 from a course created around 2015…
So launch jacking goes back quite a few years, and it's a proven strategy to make money online.
It works by reviewing digital products like courses and software before launch or soon after. In other words, you are “hijacking” the search traffic for those products by reviewing them prior to launch.
There are three critical components to launch jacking:
- Finding digital products to review.
- Being the first (or one of the first) to review them.
- Knowing how to review products and convert your audience into buyers.
Finding Products to Review
Ministry of Freedom shows you how to find the best products to review and get early access from affiliate marketplaces like Warrior Plus and JVZoo.
Your next step is to review the products you've decided on, hopefully before anyone else. There is a short window of opportunity here.
By reviewing products early in the launch cycle, your goal is to appear in the search results (YouTube, Google, etc.) before your competitors and establish yourself early to outrank them.
Converting Your Audience into Buyers
Finally, you must know how to review products effectively so that people buy them. It sounds simple enough, but it's surprisingly nuanced, and you must know your audience.
The product owner/creator pays you a commission for every sale you make.
Ministry of Freedom shows you how to do this effectively by reviewing and uploading videos on YouTube as Jono does on his channel.
Another popular launch jacking strategy is promoting a long list of “bonuses” or freebies in your review to go along with these digital products. Ministry of Freedom gives you access to some of these.
Now, you may have caught on to a significant dilemma here.
You're not the only one reviewing products, and you're not the only member of Ministry of Freedom.
As I said, launch jacking works when you're the first person (or one of the first) to review a product.
In other words, it's competitive. Also, most of the products you promote are low quality and have a short shelf-life, so your money-making window is limited.
Obviously, the fewer competitors you have, the better. But if every member of the Ministry of Freedom (and Jono) is sourcing the same products from the same marketplaces, it gets crowded quickly.
You can't just copy and paste what others are doing. Knowing which products to review and how to outrank your competitors is not a skill you learn overnight.
Part 2 – Digital Asset Launching and Customer List Building
The second part of Ministry of Freedom is to launch your own digital assets rather than promoting someone else's.
The benefits of this stage are making more money per sale and having others promote your product (by paying them a commission).
Also, when others promote your product and acquire buyers, those buyers are added to your “buyer list” as leads (which you can market more products to later).
How do you launch your own digital assets?
You do it by purchasing white label licenses (private label licenses or extended licenses) for software and courses from sites like Udemy and Codecanyon.
These licenses allow you to sell and make copies of someone else's product. They also allow you to modify, manipulate, and combine them with other products.
For example, you can license a page builder (to create sales pages) along with email marketing software, combine them with templates and create a complete “done-for-you” marketing funnel software.
You don't have to know how to write code, and you don't need to hire a coder. It's also much cheaper than building a product from scratch.
It sounds fantastic, but there are drawbacks.
First, these licenses cost money, anywhere from couple hundred bucks to thousands. And the saying that “you get what you pay for” is as true here as anywhere.
Also, when you private label a digital asset, you assume all of the product owner's responsibilities, including customer support and reputation.
If the product is junk, it's your name on it.
Still, despite the drawbacks, this is an excellent way to make money online.
Your biggest challenge right now though, might be coming up with the money to purchase Ministry of Freedom in the first place. How do you make money if you don't have money?
You may have young ones at home to look after, or a health issue keeping you from working a regular job.
If that’s the case and a full-time income online is what you want, knowing how and where to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here
Part 3 – Google Automation (High-Ticket Affiliate Marketing)
As mentioned above, part three of Ministry of Freedom involves promoting high-ticket products from Clickbank that pay $500 or more in commissions using Google Ads.
Clickbank is a digital product marketplace for affiliate marketers.
Jono says you can easily turn every $1 (spent on advertising) into $3 or $4 by doing this. This is a dubious claim, in my opinion, and here's why…
You are turning $1 into $4. That's the claim.
For lack of better words, you've bought a money-printing machine.
Let's think it through…
If you had a literal money-printing machine where you tossed in single dollar bills on one end, and it spat out four on the other end, you would have unlimited money.
To illustrate, let's say you're starting with $1,000 and plan on running just ten successive $1 into $4 campaigns:
- Campain #1 – $1,000 turns into $4,000.
- Campain #2 – $4,000 turns into $16,000.
- Campain #3 – $16,000 turns into $64,000.
- Campain #4 – $64,000 turns into $256,000.
- Campain #5 – $256,000 turns into $1,024,000.
- Campain #6 – $1,024,000 turns into $4,096,000.
- Campain #7 – $4,096,000 turns into $16,384,000.
- Campain #8 – $16,384,000 turns into $65,536,000.
- Campain #9 – $65,536,000 turns into $262,144,000.
- Campain #10 – $262,144,000 turns into $1,048,576,000
For clarity, that final figure is one billion, forty-eight million, five hundred and seventy-six thousand dollars.
With ten simple ad campaigns, you are a billionaire in the same “club” as Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos. And you got there simply by selling Clickbank products with Google ads.
If you run just five more campaigns, you'll have more money than all of those billionaires combined.
Keep at it, and you might be the world's first Trillionaire.
I know I'm being tongue-in-cheek here, but my sarcasm is only to illustrate a point.
When you start with “easily turning $1 into $4,” it sounds really cool. But when you logically play it out, you must ask yourself,
“Did I really just stumble upon a system that could make me the world's first Trillionaire?”
I have to be clear here, even if repetitive…
I'm not saying you can't make money online or that Ministry of Freedom doesn't work. I have already explained that these methods work.
What I am saying though, is also what I said earlier. I think the marketing or promotion of Ministry of Freedom is a bit aggressive, in my opinion.
Joining Ministry of Freedom
Now that you have an idea of how Ministry of Freedom works let's talk about joining.
Depending on how you first learned about it, you'll most likely have to sit through one of their webinars before you can buy the course.
These webinars can be frustrating, I know. You're probably short on time as it is, and sitting for an hour or two (or longer) to get through a webinar can be painful.
But they are effective.
Whether it's Ministry of Freedom or some other program, webinars that tease you with lifestyle, results, and just enough information to make you want more bring in droves of customers.
And that's what Ministry of Freedom's webinar does. Once you've watched it, you'll be persuaded to join.
Ministry of Freedom Courses (Subject to Change)
Parts one, two, and three of Ministry of Freedom are broken down into nine courses (or weeks as shown in the member's area below).
- Week 1 – Mindset
- Week 2 – Tools and Applications
- Week 3 – Launch Jacking
- Week 4 – Branding and Soft Launching
- Week 5 – Email Marketing
- Week 6 – Product Launching
- Week 7 – Product Launching Continued
- Week 8 – Software Research and Outsourcing
- Week 9 – Paid Traffic
*These are subject to change as Ministry of Freedom expands and evolves.
Week 1 – Mindset
I'll talk a little about mindset here because it's essential. Jono says it's 90% of your success, and I agree.
I talked about this earlier. During one of Jono's webinars, he gives you a guarantee you won't fail. On that, I disagree.
I don't think anyone can guarantee your success, the reason being mindset.
I'm glad that Jono includes this in his course. It's vitally important, and he recognizes that. The challenge with mindset though, is that it's tough to change.
I thought it would be easier when I started, but even years later, it's still something I struggle with.
I've also coached people online and have personally referred over 14,000 members (to a different program) where mindset is also essential. And I can tell you, the majority (as much as 90 percent) quit within the first few months.
They don't quit because of the training or the community, and they don't give up because it's too complicated. Some may think that's the case, but really, it's because changing your mindset is very hard.
Here's the thing…
Most of us come from a “go-to-school and get-a-job mindset.” You are probably familiar with it.
When you start a new job, this is what happens…
- You are taught what to do (and how to do it).
- You do the thing they teach you to do.
- You get paid a week or two later.
It's a simple process and from an early age you are conditioned to believe this is how the world works.
The exact process applies in school…
- You are taught what to do (and how to do it).
- You do the thing they teach you to do.
- You get a passing grade and move on to the next lesson.
There is certainty and comfort when it comes to school and a job that you won't find in Ministy of Freedom.
Even if you don't like school or your job, you don't wonder if it's a scam. And most likely, you don't worry if it'll work.
You are confident that employees get paid and that Universities produce doctors.
If you show up (at school or in your job), you will be rewarded for doing a reasonably good job.
That's how the world works for most of us.
When you start an online business, like Ministry of Freedom in this case, you're excited, but the doubt and skepticism can also be overwhelming. The learning curve is steep.
Unlike school and a job, you're also alone for the most part. There may be a community or group, but you are alone among the people you know and hang out with.
Depending on your financial situation, you may regret spending the money. In addition, your friends and family will probably tell you it won't work.
Instead of the certainty you experienced in school and your job, you feel like you're driving blind. As a result, you have no idea if your efforts are wasted, or worse, being exploited by others for their gain (not yours).
I've been working from home for many years now, and I still don't have that certainty. Even when making good money, many things can quickly change or go wrong.
There is no guarantee next month will be as good as last month.
The traditional path doesn't provide much of a guarantee anymore either, but it's generally more reliable and consistent than being an entrepreneur.
As a business owner, you always need a stash of cash or line of credit to sleep comfortably at night.
Going from a traditional mindset to an entrepreneurial one is difficult.
To make it harder, many make-money programs tell you it's easy. They promise loads of money for little effort.
So your expectations are high.
When reality hits, and it's harder and more expensive than you thought (or told) it would be, your excitement is difficult to sustain even if the methods and strategies ultimately work.
Most people don't know that all of this is part of the process. It's normal. The journey we've all been on.
But when you reach that stage, even if you know it's coming, it's hard to keep going.
It takes a highly persistent person to stick with it, and the statistics show that. Only a small percentage succeed.
That's is why it's impossible, in my opinion, to guarantee success.
They can coach you, motivate you, and do everything they can to help you. But only you can push through the barriers.
As I've said, the methods and strategies that Ministry of Freedom teaches work. Some have worked for me, and they've worked for many others I know. But mindset is critical.
Week 2 – Tools and Applications
There's not a lot to say about week two. It's a technical week, and you'll learn how to build your systems.
You'll set up accounts with affiliate product marketplaces Warrior Plus, JVZoo, and Clickbank. You'll also need to set up your sales funnel, which includes a page builder and hosting as well as an email autoresponder.
To be more specific, a sales funnel begins with a web page that people land on when they click a link. This “link” might be found underneath a YouTube video, for example, or on a website.
The page you land on is… wait for it… a “landing page.” Some courses refer to it as a squeeze page or a sales page.
Now, either before the landing page or after the landing page (from a link you click), you'll end up on an opt-in form that will ask for your email address and possibly your name and other information (opt-in forms are customizable).
When you submit the form, you trigger an email autoresponder, and either immediately or within a few minutes, an email is sent to you.
If you've ever signed up for a newsletter or purchased a product that required your email address, you've most likely been on the receiving end of an autoresponder.
Ministry of Freedom will introduce you to this tool and show you how to use it.
Funnels can be simple or complex. For example, the emails you receive may have links to further landing pages, which may have more opt-in forms, and so on…
You will also learn how to manage your workflow using Google Calendar.
Week 3 – Launch Jacking
As explained earlier, launch jacking is the process of reviewing digital products before launch or, in some cases, soon after. Your objective is to be the first person who reviews it.
Ministry of Freedom is structured in a multi-stage progression, and launch jacking is the first stage. It will help you get your first commissions; the seed money you'll need for subsequent stages.
Week 4 – Branding and Soft Launching
The second stage after launch jacking is licensing a digital product(s) and branding it as your own.
As mentioned earlier, the benefits are higher payouts and having your email list (or customer list) built for you.
In stage one, you promote other people's products as an affiliate. Here in stage two, affiliates promote your product.
But you're not going to hard launch right away. That comes in later weeks.
During a soft launch, you generally deliver a product to a limited audience and often in stages to work out any problems before a full release.
Week 5 – Email Marketing
Email marketing is an entire branch of online marketing, and it's what you learn during Ministry or Freedom's week 5.
Some incorporate email marketing into their strategy, and for others, it's their entire strategy.
There was a time when a single email could bring in tens of thousands of dollars, but like most things-marketing, marketers wreck them. They find something that works, and they do it to death. And other marketers catch on and do it death too.
Before long, it's saturated, and the strategies are tired.
It's no secret we get more emails today than we did ten or twenty years ago, and we're also more cautious of spam. In addition, there are more distractions and communication alternatives. As a result, email is no longer the only game in town.
Having said that, it's still incredibly effective. According to Agency Analytics, email marketing has a 3800% return on investment vs. just 28% for social media.
To put that another way, if done correctly, email can generate as much as $38 for every $1 you spend. On the other hand, social media generates just $1.28 for every $1.
That's because the average click-through rate of email is 2.5%, while on Facebook, for example, your average click-through rate might hover around 0.07%.
Fortunately, Ministry of Freedom includes email marketing in its training and utilizes it in its method.
Week 6/7 – Product Launching
With soft-launching (week 4) you don't yet have a list of contacts. Instead, your affiliates promote your product and build your customer list for you.
This, by the way, is one of the fastest and least expensive ways to build an email list.
Once you have a list (and you've ironed out any product wrinkles during your soft launch), you can hard launch to existing customers directly.
Of course, you'll also want to give affiliates access too, so they can help you acquire new customers.
During these product launch weeks, you'll learn more about branding, marketing, and how to accelerate your results with better sales copy, affiliate contests, etc.
Week 8 – Software Research and Outsourcing
Early in Jono's webinar, he says you can do all of this with just 45 minutes of work per day. Eventually, maybe, but not starting.
In the beginning, when you're learning, you will absolutely need more than 45 minutes per day, especially if you're trying to keep up with all of the actions required by Ministry of Freedom's refund policy.
Getting your systems in place and outsourcing much of the work though, is when you can step back, and the 45 minutes per day becomes more realistic. That's when you can relax a little and enjoy your freedom.
Week 8 goes further into these topics.
Week 9 – Paid Traffic
Let me first say, I have a bad relationship with paid traffic, and I do not recommend it for those just starting out. You might as well flush your money down the toilet.
With that said, it's incredibly effective for getting traffic (the more you pay, the more you get).
It's dangerous for beginners though, because if you can't convert those eyeballs into sales (which beginners don't know how to do), you're just throwing your money away.
As mentioned earlier in this review, you can blow through hundreds (even thousands) of dollars before you know it.
No matter what anyone says, making money with paid traffic is not easy. If it were, we'd all be billionaires tripling and quadrupling our cash daily.
And no one is going to just give you a winning campaign. If it's a campaign that works, you can be sure someone spent thousands of dollars developing it.
You can develop a winning campaign with paid traffic by testing multiple campaigns.
This involves testing different audiences, different keywords, different ads, and products. If you're not using vendor landing pages and videos, you can test your own, along with different email sequence follow-ups.
There are also different avenues for paid traffic; Facebook and YouTube ads, for example, or solo ads, a way to ” rent” other people's email lists. Ministry of Freedom teaches Google AdWords, my favorite paid traffic strategy (along with Bing Ads), even if it has cost me thousands of dollars in the past.
How Much Does Ministry of Freedom Cost?
The one-time price for Ministry of Freedom is $1497, but you can also pay in 3 monthly installments of $797 (your first installment paid immediately).
Note: They don’t pay what you might eventually earn with Ministry of Freedom of course, but they’re a good first step to making money online.
They can also be a stepping stone to something more serious like an online business.
You may be at home because of difficulties with your health, have young ones to look after or you're just looking for an additional income.
If that’s the case and a full-time income online is what you want, knowing how and where to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here
This is an inexpensive and inconsequential cost if you know what you're doing. Unfortunately, Ministry of Freedom doesn't teach you how to do it.
A group member currently charges $299 to do it for you (but this could change at any time).
You will need a website and/or a sales funnel to collect leads and promote your offers. Commission Gorilla is a web-based page builder/funnel creator that helps you create your marketing campaigns (Similar to ClickFunnels if you've ever heard of it).
ClickFunnels is a better option, and it's what Jono uses to promote Ministry of Freedom. But it can cost as much as a few hundred per month. On the other hand, Commission Gorilla sells for $49, and they often have deep discounts giving you 50% off that price.
Email Autoresponder Software
In theory, you don't need an email autoresponder if you only do YouTube launch jacking videos. You can send viewers directly to the offer.
However, your income earning potential is severely limited without it.
You can get started for free when you're just starting (Mailchimp has a free plan), but as your list of contacts grows, the cost quickly goes up. For example, before I started using my own server, my email marketing costs were between $300 – $400 per month (with Get Response, which is what Ministry of Freedom recommends).
In Ministry of Freedom's first stages, paid traffic is optional. But if you follow the complete program, paid traffic is required in the latter portion of the course.
Jono mentions a $5 a day campaign, which is relatively inexpensive (approx $150 per month).
The problem with a small budget is that it doesn't give you enough data to know if your campaigns are working.
Let me explain with some simple math. (I know… “Math? Ugh!!!”)
But stick with me here because this is important. Especially if you're about to hand over your credit card number and spend money on paid traffic.
Your most important metric when advertising on Google is CPC, which stands for Cost Per Click. Cost Per Click is the dollar amount you pay every time someone clicks your advertisement.
According to a study from WordStream, the average Cost Per Click for Google Ads is between $1 and $2, which is consistent with my experience.
For some less competitive keywords (aka search terms), I paid roughly 70 cents per click. But the problem with less competitive keywords is they rarely convert as well, which means you're throwing that money away.
So, to keep the math simple, let's say you pay $1 per click.
With a $5 ad spend per day, you get 5 clicks (or 150 clicks per month).
Here's the problem…
According to Smart Insights, the average conversion rates are in the ballpark of 3.48% and 0.72%. So if we use an average of 2%, you get zero sales per day.
Five clicks per day multiplied by two percent (5 x .02) is zero point one (0.1) of a sale.
You need at least 50 clicks (with a 2% conversion rate) to get at least one sale. But it's not as simple as that.
That average 2% conversion rate is for optimized campaigns. And those numbers are derived from a massive amount of data.
A new (unoptimized) campaign is incomparable to an established (already optimized) campaign. Two percent is just a benchmark.
The conversion rate of a new campaign is effectively zero percent because you don't have any data or sales yet.
To optimize a campaign, you must test different ads, landing pages, videos, target keywords, email follow-up sequences, etc.
And to test all of those things and find a profitable combination, you need far more than fifty clicks. You may get extraordinarily lucky with your first ick at the can, but more than likely, you're going to need thousands of clicks.
Monthly marketing (paid ad) budgets in the tens of thousands are not uncommon.
Now, an optimized campaign can be highly lucrative and bring you all the freedom you've dreamed about. It's almost like printing money, and on that point, Jono is right.
The problem is that no one will give you (or sell you) an optimized campaign.
Why won't they give you an optimized campaign?
First, they likely spent thousands of dollars optimizing it, and they are still making money from it. It's their golden goose.
Second, if they give it away or share it, it will become ineffective.
Everyone they give it to will be competing for the same keywords and targeting the same audience. That drives up the CPC (Cost Per Click).
So right away, it's no longer $1 per click. Instead, it could be as much as $3 or $4 per click, which wipes away most (if not all) of the profit.
As the CPC goes up, the number of potential buyers (per advertiser) goes down (because more advertisers are chasing the same pool of buyers).
That's a lose-lose scenario.
Everyone shows the same ads to the same people and sends them the same copy & paste emails.
No one has a competitive advantage and therefore, your profits get devoured by higher advertising costs and fewer potential buyers.
The campaign becomes a dud.
So the last thing you want to do with a winning campaign is share it. Instead, you want to milk it for all it's worth until it's no longer profitable.
Hopefully, it works long enough to finance your retirement.
So the only way to acquire a profitable campaign is to build one yourself, and you need a considerable amount of money (or a source of free traffic) to do that.
The takeaways here are:
- Paid traffic works.
- Ministry of Freedom teaches it.
- You must build a profitable campaign; no one will give you one.
As mentioned above, ClickFunnels is a better option than Commission Gorilla, but it starts at $97 per month with a Platinum option (more features) for $297 per month.
DFY Suite 3.0
Helps you get backlinks (links from other sources; websites, social media sites, YouTube, etc.). Backlinks can help improve YouTube and website search rankings. This is a one-time payment of $87 or $97, depending on the plan you choose.
YIVE stands for Your Instant Video Empire. It creates and uploads videos on autopilot. Of course, these are not Oscar-winning videos. YIVE will consolidate video clips with text (and/or AI-generated voices) and add some background music for short niche-related videos you can share. The cost starts at $47 per month.
Ministry of Freedom Bonuses
The following fast-acting bonuses may or may not be available depending on when you're reading this.
Bonus #1 – Guaranteed Sales
Jono personally sends you sales two times per week. He says it's something he's never seen in a similar program before, and for the most part, I agree.
I say “for the most part” because I have seen it once before. It's just very rare. And I must admit… having reviewed hundreds of make-money-online programs and courses, I can't remember which one it was.
So, Jono's point still stands. This is not a bonus you're likely to find anywhere else.
It works by putting your affiliate link (or referral link) into what's called a rotator, which redirects leads to group members in a rotation.
To take advantage of this bonus, you must create your own YouTube review of Ministry of Freedom and upload it to prove you're an action taker.
Bonus #2 – Done for You (DFY) Super Funnel
How do you start a marketing campaign?
What should your ads look like?
What should your landing page say?
A done for you (DFY) funnel solves all of these problems by providing a complete DFY package.
It sounds good, and it can be a good starting point. But the challenge with done-for-you funnels is that many people use them.
Therefore, the CPC is often high, and they rarely convert (as I described above during Week 9 – Paid Traffic).
Remember, no one is going to give away a winning campaign, so done-for-you funnels are either untested funnels, failed funnels, or funnels that were once profitable but fizzled out.
Now, I'm not saying this DFY funnel won't convert and make you money. I haven't spent money sending traffic to it, so I'm not qualified to say that. Unfortunately, you won't know if it's profitable either, until you send traffic to it (which means money out of your pocket if you're using ads).
This is potentially a good bonus and a good starting point.
Bonus #3 – Done for You Passive Income Setup
The ultimate goal for most online marketers is to earn passive income and have more freedom. A key component of realizing that dream is outsourcing by hiring a virtual assistant.
Building systems and outsourcing can be a challenge, though. It's a standalone skill that requires its own training and practice.
Like a DFY funnel, this DFY passive income setup is something of a shortcut to get you there quicker.
Ministry of Freedom Refund
Ministry of Freedom offers a 60-day action-based money-back guarantee.
What does action-based mean?
- The strategies you are learning must be implemented, including launching your own product on the Warrior Plus platform.
- Every month, you must post review videos.
- Participate in the Facebook group by asking a minimum of 5 questions and interacting with other members.
- Participate in multiple Q&A sessions every week. If you can't do that, you need to listen to the recording.
- You must keep two daily progress entries (morning and evening) in a Google Doc. For example, your morning progress entry might be “completed module three,” and your evening entry might be “recorded second review video.”
You can read Ministry of Freedom's full refund policy here.
In MOF's refund policy, you'll also find a list of excuses (or reasons) that will not be accepted as reasons for a refund.
They include (but are not limited to):
- Religious beliefs or intolerance.
- You're broke
- Not having a PC/Mac to do the necessary work.
- Medical and vet bills
- Unable to learn the required skills
- Illness or family illness
- Death in the family
- Extra software costs
- Ministry of Freedom is not for you
It's important to understand the difference between a typical 60-day refund and an action-based 60-day refund.
- Typical 60-Day Refund – You can claim a refund at any point within 60 days (subject to the refund policy requirements).
- Action Based 60-Day Refund – You can only claim a refund AFTER 60 days, and only if you consistently follow through with all required activities.
If you're not sure you can keep up with the 60-day activity requirement, there are other options to making money online.
You can also make some pocket cash doing online surveys with sites like surveyjunkie.com and inboxdollars.com. Both are free to join and a great place to get started if you've never made money online before.
If you have medical or health issues keeping you at home, children to look after or you just hate your job, a full-time income online is what you need to get what you want.
Additional Ministry of Freedom Benefits
- Active Ministry of Freedom members regularly launch products. By collaborating with them, you can launch your own product or a team product.
- Launch jacking (and affiliate marketing in general) requires a lot of traffic to your YouTube channel or websites. Ministry of Freedom members can help each other by sharing and recommending each other's content.
- As a beginner without Ministry of Freedom, it is difficult to get approval from creators to promote their products. However, if you are a member of Ministry of Freedom, you can get instant approval for most products.
Who is Ministry of Freedom For?
Ministry of Freedom is for someone who is comfortable making YouTube videos and putting themselves out there. Now, you can get away with not making videos and staying behind the scenes, so to speak, but the benefits you'll receive from the program will be limited.
MOF seems to be targeted at younger people, but the lifestyle it promises is what everyone wants. People like…
- Stay-at-home parents
- Workers looking for a side hustle
- College students
- Unemployed, and so on…
Having said that, even though most people can benefit from Ministry of Freedom, I don't recommend it for everyone because of the cost.
When you add the cost of tools and paid traffic to the program, you can quickly find yourself spending thousands of dollars. That can be life-altering money for some people if you lose it (or go into debt for it).
However, if you can afford it, it may just be the right course for you. As I said, I've seen many people making big money this way.
Again, I don't recommend going into debt for Ministry of Freedom, or any course for that matter.
Yes, investing in your future is good, and if you're going to go into debt, education is a good reason. But not all education is for all people. For example, I wouldn't recommend going into debt to become an engineer if you had no desire to become an engineer.
If money is an issue, I would recommend an online job or something free to build up some savings before putting it on your credit card (if you don't have a way of immediately paying it off).
Also, it may be possible to earn money relatively soon with Ministry of Freedom, but you can't count on it.
If you're joining so you can cover your rent, bills, and debt payments next month; I don't think it's the best decision. Even if you earn money within your first month, you might not get paid for another two or three months.
With that said, I don't want to discourage you. Every situation is unique, and only you know if this one is right for you.
Ministry of Freedom Reviews and Complaints
There are a lot of reasons you'll find less than complimentary reviews. However, the primary reason may be Ministry of Freedom's hype-laden webinars.
The purpose of most webinars today is not to teach but to sell. So they maximize the claims and promises while minimizing the challenges and objections.
Some strike a fair balance, but others cross the line.
Ministry of Freedom, in my opinion, crosses the line, and as a result, you get reviews that call it a scam.
Here's an example…
This reviewer is not calling Ministry of Freedom a scam because it doesn't work, but because they felt they were sold under false pretense.
The following reviewer calls it a scam as well. Again, not because it doesn't work but because Ministry of Freedom is not what he was led to believe.
What he thought he was buying is not what he felt he got…
A summary of common complaints you'll find online are (summarized and paraphrased):
- There are unexpected additional costs for tools and paid traffic.
- Saying you can't do it on your own, while also saying he learned on his own.
- Ministry of Freedom is not as easy as you're told, and it takes longer than one hour per day.
- You must create your own YouTube videos (even though you're told that you don't).
- You're making money by selling useless software and course to others.
- You must buy fake testimonials, subscribers, likes, etc.
- Poor support
To be fair and show both sides, here is a positive review.
This reviewer responds to some of the online complaints, saying the support is very good and that the methods work (which is true).
There are other positive reviews, and I encourage you to read them. Be wary of fake reviews that only echo what Jono says though, or reviews that only tell you the good things and ignore the bad.
I've been doing affiliate marketing since 2016 and working full-time from home for quite a few years now. I also earn income online in other ways, and I can tell you, it's NOT all good.
There are many failures, challenges, obstacles, frustrations, and disappointments. It's all normal, and most honest reviewers are comfortable telling about the good and the bad.
What I Like About Ministry of Freedom
- Teaches proven and relatively unknown methods of making money online.
- Comprehensive training.
- Community support and live Q&A.
- Training for both paid and free (organic) traffic.
What I Don't Like
- $1497 is expensive and beyond the reach of many who would benefit from the training.
- Hidden costs.
- Aggressive marketing tactics and unrealistic promises, in my opinion. It will likely take longer to make money, and the amount of effort will be greater than you might expect.
- Ministry of Freedom is not a scam but teaches you to promote potential scams. At the very least, they are shiny objects that don't deliver on their promises.
Where Do You Go from Here?
You want to make a lot of money online and free yourself from a job. I get it. I was there too, and it was all I could think about.
The methods and strategies inside Ministry of Freedom can help you. Of course, it's not for everyone (nothing is), but it might be for you.
If Ministry of Freedom had a no-questions-asked guarantee, I would enthusiastically recommend it. I think it could benefit a lot of people.
But the initial cost is high, and without knowing whether it's for you, you are taking something of a risk. If it puts a severe strain on your budget, at the very least I recommend caution.
You might be a student in school with a tight budget, or a single parent at home. You may have health challenges that make regular work difficult, or maybe you just hate your job.
If that's the case, there are other options.
With all the scams and schemes out there though, knowing how and where to get started the right way is what you need in order to get what you want.
Finally, as mentioned earlier… if you're just looking for extra spending money and you don't have a lot of time to spare, online surveys like surveyjunkie.com and inboxdollars.com are quick, free and they do not require a long-term commitment.
I hope my Ministry of Freedom review has been helpful. Please share any comments, questions, or experience with Ministry of Freedom in the comments section below.