Newbies On Fire – HUGE SCAM or Legit Pyramid Scheme?

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Welcome to my Newbies On Fire Review.

If you’re new to internet marketing and interested in making money online, Newbies on Fire may have caught your attention. This review is for you.

Perhaps you saw Newbies On Fire reviews on social media (I found mention of it on multiple platforms… YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram) and wanted to know what all the hype was about.

And of course, when it comes to making money online I wanted to know if it was legit or just another scam. 

Newbies On Fire Review Official Site

If you saw the same sales video I saw, they are promising you 100% commissions. Wow! That's impressive, but there must be a catch right?

Sort of…

Before we get ahead of ourselves and start dreaming of how many cars and houses we're going to buy, let's dig a little deeper and find out what Newbies on Fire is all about, how it works and if it's for you.

In this review I'll also discuss whether Newbies on Fire is a scam or it it's actually legit. Stick with me as I cover the following topics:

  • What is Newbies On Fire?
  • Is Newbies On Fire a Scam?
  • How Does Newbies On Fire Work?
  • What I Like About Newbies On Fire
  • What I Don’t Like
  • Where Do You Go From Here?

Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Newbies On Fire. 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 Newbies On Fire?

I hadn't heard of Newbies on Fire before and wanted to find out if it was new or a program that's been around for awhile.  

There site was registered on September 9, 2019 which makes them about 5 months old (at the time of this review). 

Newbies On Fire Review Registration Date

This is important because the longer a product or program has been around, the less likely it is to be a scam. If Newbies on Fire had been around since 2009 instead of 2019… I'd be a little more confident. 

But being so new, I can't help but be suspicious. 

Based on their official site, Newbies On Fire was created by a someone named Christina Hooper.

However, I actually discovered their platform through Adriana Villegas, a popular Influencer on Social Media.

Based on her YouTube video, she’s topping the leaderboard on Newbies On Fire…

Newbies On Fire Review Adriana Villegas Leaderboard
Source: YouTube

If you want to join Newbies On Fire through Adriana (and become a part of her team), she offers you additional training on how to become successful online. With her guidance, you can supposedly earn $100-$500 per day (her words, not mine).

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At first I thought Newbies on Fire might be Adriana's program, but it's not. She is promoting Newbies On Fire as an affiliate, and then adding her own training to it. 

I mean… it sounds like a good deal if Newbies on Fire is legit, but I must admit… I'm skeptical.  

As it turns out, Newbies On Fire is not just a training system with an affiliate program. It has a multi-level-marketing element to it as well, similar to a pyramid scheme, but more on that in a moment…

Is Newbies On Fire a Scam?

Affiliate marketing is a legit online business. MLMs are also legit.

Pyramid schemes on the other hand are not. They're flat out illegal.

Newbies On Fire seems to be a combination of affiliate marketing, MLM, and a pyramid scheme in my opinion, but I don’t want to label them as legit or a scam just yet.

Like a lot of scams and pyramid schemes there is an element of value in them. Many are not flat out scams that just rip you off,  nor are they cash gifting pyramids where the only thing that exchanges hands is money.

Many fly right down the middle. Questionable… but there's still something there for those who get in early.

So let's look at some of the potential problems I found while investigating Newbies on Fire…

Potential Problem #1 – Who is Christina Hooper?

To tell you the truth, this is the first time I've heard of Christina Hooper. However, research shows that some people (on the internet) are connecting her with MLMs. So that’s probably her thing.

Since so many scams use fake names and owners, I was curious if that was the case here… but it turns out she has a real Facebook account. At the time of this review, she has almost 5,000 followers.

It's not necessarily a lot for a creator of a make money online program – but we already know that Newbies on Fire is kind of a newbie program itself.

Newbies On Fire Review Christina Hooper Facebook
Source: Facebook

There is something of a red flag here though…

Not one that would indicate it's a scam, but one that's related to the promise of making hundreds of dollars per day. 

She is relatively new from what I can tell (as a product/course creator), as is Newbies on Fire. There isn't much of a track record to suggest that making hundreds every day is possible. 

I do not doubt Christina Hooper's sincerity or integrity. I believe she's put a lot of time and effort into creating a real product here. 

And for the most part, it's some of Newbies on Fire's affiliates who are making claims about making hundreds of dollars a day (not necessarily Newbies on Fire or Christina herself). 

The one place I did notice what would be similar to (but not exactly) a claim of how much you'll make, is on Newbies on Fire's site ticker…

Newbies on Fire Income Reporting

Is there an implication that you too can earn this kind of money here? I'll let you be the judge. 

I'm in no way saying it's impossible to make hundreds of dollars a day with Newbies on Fire (I'm sure some people are).. all I'm saying is that when you compare Newbies on Fire to some other programs like Jon Morrow's (of Smart Blogger) Freedom Machine for example,  or Brandon Gaille's  Blog Millionaire course (who have both been around for many years, have a track record, and big followings with many success stories from their students)… even they don't make promises of hundreds of dollars a day (at least not without a lot of time and hard work put in first).

Again, I don't know that Christina herself is making that claim, but some affiliates are. 

As a consumer though, it doesn't matter who makes the claim. If you're thinking of purchasing Newbies on Fire based on that claim, it's relevant. So the absence of a decent track record is a reason to be skeptical in my opinion.

What's worries me more is something else. Of the few things she does have on her FB profile, a link to a program called Prosperity Income Network (PIN) is one of them. Prosperity Income Network is a high ticket MLM type program (pyramid scheme) similar to two other programs called Mobe and Digital Altitude, which were both shut down by the FTC. 

None of this is a smoking gun or proof that Newbies on Fire is a scam of course, but her connections to a high ticket pyramid style program like PIN is concerning knowing how they are viewed by the FTC.

As I get more into the way Newbies on Fire is structured, there are some legitimate legal concerns here (and I'll explain why below). 

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You may be at home because of difficulties with your health for example, or young ones to look after. 

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As far as Newbies on Fire, it's not like a legit MLM where the products are separate from the business opportunity.

Legit MLM's have a retail component that is different than the distributor component… and one does not depend on the other. 

Again, I'll get more into that below, but this one key distinction between Newbies on Fire and legit multi-level-marketing companies (like J Hillburn or Lipsense for example)… could put Newbies on Fire on shaky legal ground. 

Potential Problem #2 – Who is Adriana Villegas?

Look, this is not an article about Adriana Villegas and to be honest, I'd rather not involve her in this review… but she is a significant promoter of Newbies on Fire so who she is and what she has to say about it are relevant here. 

She stood out to me during this review because I’ve seen her before (she’s quite popular on social media). Her Facebook page alone has more than 45,000 followers.

Newbies On Fire Review Adriana Villegas Facebook
Source: Facebook


She has also been associated with some questionable programs in the past, one of them being Email Processing HomeBiz.

This program is a cash gifting type pyramid scheme which has you selling the same system you just bought to someone else, who then sells it to someone else and so on… 

Newbies On Fire Review Email Processing HomeBiz Adriana Villegas
Source: YouTube

As I mentioned, Email Processing Homebiz itself is a questionable product.

Below is a screenshot of some of the comments I found on her YouTube review of that particular program.

People are saying they’re not making money with it and some people’s PayPal accounts are even getting banned (PayPal frowns on MLMs and pyramid schemes, that’s why). It also seems that Adriana never replied to those comments on her YouTube video.

Newbies On Fire Review Email Processiing YouTube Comments
Source: YouTube

While Adriana Villegas is obviously a successful Internet Marketer (who may make hundreds or even thousands of dollars per day… who knows), I don’t think she’s promoting the best products/programs out there (especially for newbies).

In fact, another program she has also endorsed heavily is called Impact Mailing Club wherein she testified to making $1,000 per day.

Newbies On Fire Review Impact Mailing Club Adriana Villegas
Source: YouTube

Okay, maybe she made $1000/day but I know for certain a lot of other people did not. 

Just like Email Processing Homebiz, Impact Mailing Club also has a pyramid structure and a lot of people are actually calling it a scam.

Here are just a couple member reviews of Impact Mailing Club…

IMC Negative Reviews

Whichever way you slice it, some of the programs she has been associated with have caused some real hardship for those who bought into the pyramid type programs, especially late in the game. 

And when you promote these types of programs, you know it's a matter of fact that a bunch of people end up holding the bag while someone else walks away with all their money. And since she's been associated with and promoted more than one of these types of programs, I can only assume she's okay with that. 

Maybe I'm wrong, but she doesn't seem to have any issue getting people to spend their money on these shady schemes… so I'll let you be the judge. 

Potential Problem #3 – No Social Media Presence

At the time of this review, Newbies on Fire doesn’t have a social media presence (outside of their members group). Sure, they have social media icons on their site – but these only lead to each respective social media platform (not Newbies on Fire's profile/page).

When you consider they claim on their website they've helped 11.8K marketers, it's strange they don't have a bigger social media presence.  

Newbies on Fire Helped 11K Plus

Let me be clear, this is NOT proof in any way this is a scam, or even that they're lying. I don't want my review to be misinterpreted. 

It's just one of the things you notice when you're looking for signs of honestly and legitimacy.

I must admit I was surprised not to find a community?

Furthermore, I also noticed that on many of the Newbie on Fire reviews and tours found on YouTube, the comments were turned off. Generally speaking, this is not a good sign.

Newbies on Fire YouTube Comments Turned Off
Source: YouTube

These are all relatively small things, and on there own shouldn't really matter much. But when you add them up they begin to paint a picture. 

The picture is not that there isn't any value here… you can see from many of these YouTube videos there is a legitimate platform with a back office and training. What the picture calls into question are the claims and promises. And that's a problem because of this next potential problem… 

Potential Problem #4 – Very Limited Money-Back Guarantee

I checked out the refund policy on the Newbies On Fire official site and found that they’re only giving 24 hours for refund requests.

In my opinion, 24 hours is way too short to honestly assess if a product is the right one for you.

Newbies On Fire Review Refund Policy
Source: Newbies On Fire Site

I just can’t help but compare this platform’s refund policy with other program’s money-back guarantees. I usually see 30 to 60-day guarantees, and sometimes there are 7-day and 3-day trials. But I think this is the first time I encountered a 24-hour refund policy.

I also can't help but wonder why she is only offering a 24-hour refund? Typically this would indicate a lack of confidence in her product in my opinion. If she was confident most people would be satisfied and not want a refund even after 30 or 60 days, it would be a good selling point to offer one. 

But that's just my opinion. 

Potential Problem #5 – Is it a Pyramid Scheme?

There’s a real product here – a digital product in the form of training courses and I'll go over the contents below. 

I also want to be clear… I do believe a significant amount of effort went into creating valuable courses, and the actual product is not in question.

However, their compensation is built into a distinct pyramid structure because you need to buy their course and get into their “pyramid scheme” (for lack of a better term) to make money on the same course you just bought. 

This is were it get's tricky.

After you buy their course/s, your goal is to sell the same course/s to other people – and they, in turn, will also need to find buyers for the same set of courses. And then they'll also have to find buyers of the course.

It becomes a question of motive… 

Are you selling the courses to people independent of the business opportunity, or are you selling the business opportunity (in which the products are simply attached)?  

There may be some grey area here, but one example we can look at is the FTC's ruling against a company called BurnLounge who sold business opportunities for online music stores. 

Here is what the FTC said… 

“According to the FTC, BurnLounge recruited consumers through the Internet, telephone calls, and in-person meetings. The sales pitch represented that participants in BurnLounge were likely to make substantial income. BurnLounge recruited participants by selling them so-called “product packages,” ranging from $29.95 to $429.95 per year. More expensive packages purportedly provided participants with an increased ability to earn rewards through the BurnLounge compensation program.

The BurnLounge compensation program primarily provided payments to participants for recruiting of new participants, not on the retail sale of products or services, which the FTC alleges would result in a substantial percentage of participants losing money.”

A couple things to note here (which are similar to the way Newbies on Fire is structured) are…

  • The sale of product packages with the opportunity to make a substantial income. 
  • More expensive packages provided participants an increased ability to earn.
  • Payments made through the compensation program are primarily for the recruitment of new participants, not the “retail” sale of products and services. 

BurnsLounge argued that it's participants bought products (which included sales websites and music related products) because they wanted to use those products… however, when the products were untied from the business opportunity, monthly sales of the products dropped by 98%. 

The specific quote can be found on the FTC's website, and says…

“The FTC’s case against BurnLounge provides an example. BurnLounge argued that its participants bought product packages consisting of sales websites and music-related merchandise because they wanted to use the merchandise. When BurnLounge’s product packages were untied from the business opportunity, however, monthly sales of these packages plummeted by almost 98 percent. At most, actual demand was responsible for only a small minority of package sales, and BurnLounge was found to have an unfair or deceptive compensation structure”

Another FTC report mentions Vemma Nutrition Company, stating, 

“The FTC alleged that the program operated as a pyramid scheme that compensated participants mainly for recruiting others rather than for retail sales based on legitimate consumer demand for the products.”

The FTC ultimately won that case and $2.2 million was returned to Vemma affiliates.

I'm not a lawyer, nor am I making any accusations against Newbies on Fire. As I stated earlier…the question becomes one of motive. 

Are you selling a retail course to consumers who ONLY want the course, or are you selling a business opportunity? 

Is Newbies on Fire compensation paid mainly for recruiting other participants, or for selling them a retail product? 

It's hard to not recruit them when the product is tied directly to the opportunity. 

The reason the law is concerned when compensation is tied to recruitment (rather than the retail sale of products) is because it's not sustainable, and people will lose money. 

At some point, those at the bottom of the pyramid come up short. It's a mathematical certainty and this is why pyramid schemes are illegal.

Newbies On Fire Review Pyramid Scheme
Source: Wikipedia

You can buy in at the starter level for $25, and then get someone else to buy in at $25, who gets someone else to buy in at $25 and on it goes.  

Let's say you get 10 people to join Newbies on Fire with your affiliate link, and they each get 10 people to join. That's 100 Newbie on Fire members.

Then those 100 members each get 10 new members. There are now 1,000 members in this pyramid. 

If we keep going the pyramid looks like this…

Level 1 – 1 x 10 = 10Level 2 – 10 x 10 = 100Level 3 – 100 x 10 = 1,000Level 4 – 1,000 x 10 = 10,000 (maybe their 11.8K marketers helped is accurate)Level 5 – 10,000 x 10 = 100,000Level 6 – 100,000 x 10 = 1,000,000Level 7 – 1,000,000 x 10 = 10,000,000Level 8 – 10,000,000 x 10 = 100,000,000Level 9 – 100,000,000 x 10 = 1,000,000,000Level 10 – 1,000,000,000 x 10 = 10,000,000,000 (more than the world population)

This is clearly unsustainable and while the numbers don't work out as clean as this, the end result is the same. When it saturates (and mathematically it will), whoever ends up on the bottom loses their money.

An argument can be made that the sale of Newbies on Fire has less to do with the business opportunity than it does the actual sale of products… but this gets tricky when the purpose of the product is to sell the business opportunity. 

Those who promote this do so knowing someone will eventually get screwed (for lack of a better term) and that puts in question the integrity of those involved. Again, I'm not making an accusation against anyone, I'm just saying that knowing this (people will lose money through no fault of their own) makes some people's motives questionable.

Of course, it's easy to put your blinders on and think people buying in at the end is something way off in the distant future and not your problem, and besides… half of those people probably didn't put the work in that was required anyway, right? 

Or, you can make the assumption that a big percentage of people buying the product are ONLY buying it for their own purpose, and NOT buying it to sell the opportunity to others, and that's fair.

But is that an accurate assumption? 


But if the majority of people are spending their hard earned money on a dream of being financially independent (due to the sale of the business opportunity)… then mathematically it will saturate and many won't even have a chance. Even if they put the time and effort in.

Again… there is a reason these types of schemes are illegal. 

The exception are legit MLM's where the product or service is independent from the opportunity, and distributors are expected (even required) to build a proper retail or wholesale business alongside their recruiting efforts. 

From what I see here, Newbies on Fire's digital products are tied directly to the level you buy in at. And your compensation is tied directly to the level you buy in at as well. 

This in my opinion is a potential problem. 

Potential Problem #6 – A Fiverr Actor Inside Newbies On Fire?

This is unfortunate.

When you get into the Newbies on Fire member’s area, an introductory video will greet you. I don’t know about you, but I would hope and expect to meet the creator of the product there. 

Instead, a Fiverr spokesperson will welcome you.

Newbies On Fire Review Fiverr Actor

Using a Fiverr actor isn't the end of the world of course, but it's nice when a product owner/creator connects directly with their audience. But maybe that's just me (who prefers real people over paid actor)s…

Potential Problem #7 – Income Disclaimer

According to the Income Disclaimer on the Newbies On Fire site, most people will not make money on their site (and it’s more likely that you’ll lose money). 

They key point made here is this, “most consumers never recoup the amount they spend on our products and services”.

Newbies On Fire Review Income Disclaimer
Source: Newbies On Fire Site

Look, I know I'm calling this one a potential problem, but I actually want to give them credit for including this and being honest. This is the case with most money-making opportunities. 

At the end of the day, I have some serious concerns about Newbies on Fire. Are those concerns enough to call it a scam? 

I'll say not necessarily at the moment, but time will tell. The comparisons to other MLM's that have been shut down the FTC could become an issue.

I've also seen similar programs like this before such as those already mentioned, as well as systems like 30-Day Success Formula.

What I haven't seen though, is one of those systems survive.

So at the very least Newbies on Fire is probably a short term money grab fo sorts… a get in/make-your-money (hopefully) and get out type of program before it effectively saturates. 

What I mean by “effectively” saturates, is not that every person on the planet gets in. I mean that every person who is likely to get in (which is a relatively low percentage of the population)… has already got in. 

Either way, I can't recommend Newbies on Fire knowing that eventually someone is going to lose their money, not because of their lack of effort or commitment, but because it has run it's course and they're one of the last ones to join before it collapses…

And since their very own income disclaimer says most people lose their money, you're more likely to come out ahead with something like online survey sites (which are free to join). 

Market research companies like Survey Junkie are a simple way to get paid for your opinion. ​​​​Inbox Dollars is another site that pays for doing things you may be doing online anyway, like searching the web, watching videos and visiting websites. 

Of course, I need to be clear here. You won't be able to retire by doing online surveys, but if you've never made money online before, they can be a good place to start.

For something more significant, an online business may be what you're looking for.

Making money from home might be something you need because of medical issues, children to look after, or maybe you're just tired of working for a boss. 

If that’s the case, knowing how (and where) to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.

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How Does Newbies On Fire Work?

You will find training materials (in the form of video courses) inside Newbies On Fire. You can choose from any of the following courses:

1. Starter Course – $25 (+ $5)

This course is mainly about branding and setting up a blog. You’ll get some training on creating/choosing your brand’s colors, logo, and the like.

If you get this package, you can sell the same package to other people and earn $25 per sale.

Of course, you're not going to get much training here to market Newbies on Fire to others (get traffic to your blog) and make money. For that you'll have to step it up to the more expensive courses. 

But this is a good place to start. 

Course Outline

  • Custom Designed SEO Blog (or blogging platform)
  • Video 1 – Introduction
  • Video 2 – Personal Vs Company Branding
  • Video 3 – Invoke Emotions
  • Video 4 – Branding Introduction
  • Video 5 – Name Creation
  • Video 6 – Color Psychology
  • Video 7 – Company Colors
  • Video 8 – Color Theme
  • Video 9 – Custom Logo Creation
  • Video 10 – Custom Mascot Creation

2. Basic Course – $100 (+ $10)

This course teaches about consumer and competitive research. You’ll obviously have competition in your business, and understanding your audience is critical if you want to succeed in online marketing. 

If you buy this course, you can sell it along with the Starter course. Your income can therefore increase from $25 to $100 per sale. And in both cases, you get to keep all proceeds from those sales (the admin fee gets paid to Newbies on Fire).

It's worth noting here that your competition is other people who are also trying to promote Newbies on Fire. The more successful it is, the more people you will be competing with and you'll all be selling the same product on the same platforms to the same type of audiences. 

This is one reasons self-promoting systems can saturate quickly. 

The advantage to a systems like these though, is that they are easy to plug into as a business in a box type program. 

Course Outline

BASIC LEVEL (How to find buyers)

  • Video 1 – Introduction and Overview
  • Video 2 – Research Your Competition
  • Video 3 – Basics of Profiling
  • Video 4 – Gathering More Intel
  • Video 5 – Shortcuts
  • Video 6 – A Typical Day?
  • Video 7 – Media Mapping
  • Video 8 – Buying Habits

3. Advanced Course – $250 (+$25)

This course covers training on Newbies On Fire’s Facebook Chatbot. It’s supposed to teach you about getting leads, traffic, and social media following.

When you get the Advanced course, you’ll also be allowed to sell their Starter and Basic courses. Therefore, you have 3 products to sell and make $25, $100, and $250 from your sales.

As I mentioned earlier, the product and the opportunity are linked together. The only way you can make $250 commissions, is if you buy in at the $250 level. 

When you compare that with legit MLM's (as defined by the FTC, there are differences) 

For example, if you become a Rodan + Fields distributor, you don't have to buy in at a certain level in order to make money on a certain product. 

That's not how a legit MLM works.

You become a distributor and you can then sell and earn money from all of Rodan + Fields products. And you can sell those products without also having to sell the business opportunity. 

That is not what's going on here with Newbies on Fire unfortunately.

Having said that, a real product is being sold… 

Course Outline

  • Video 1 –Chatbot Introduction and Getting Started
  • Video 2 –Chatbot Different Uses
  • Video 3 –Major Chatbot Mistakes
  • Video 4 –Chatbot Breakdown
  • Video 5 –Increase Conversions
  • Video 6 –Chatbot Brainstorm
  • Video 7 –Organize Your Bot Ideas
  • Video 8 –Chatbot Mockup
  • Video 9 –Chatbot Implementation

4. Elite Course – $500 (+ $50)

This is Newbie On Fire’s most expensive course and it mainly teaches about product creation and product launch. 

Course Outline

Product Creation

  • Video 1 – Create And Launch New Products Introduction
  • Video 2 – Ideas
  • Video 3 – Product Creation
  • Video 4 – Writing Sales Letters
  • Video 5 – Create Upsells
  • Video 6 – Choosing Platform
  • Video 7 – Launching

Membership Platform

  • Video 1 – Introduction and Tools
  • Video 2 – Your Products
  • Video 3 – Price Points
  • Video 4 – Map It Out
  • Video 5 – Platforms
  • Video 6 – Required Site Pages
  • Video 7 – Recommended Scripts
  • Video 8 – Setting Up – part 1
  • Video 9 – Setting Up – part 2

Customer Retention

  • Video 1 – Introduction to Increasing Your Retention Rate
  • Video 2 – When They First Join
  • Video 3 – Quick-Start Training Videos
  • Video 4 – Site Layout and Navigation
  • Video 5 – What Software Should You Use
  • Video 6 – Public Recognition
  • Video 7 – Grandfather Pricing
  • Video 8 – Creating a Content Democracy
  • Video 9 – Releasing Your Content

With the Elite course, you will be able to sell all of their courses to other people. So that means you can earn $25, $100, $250, and $500 from your sales.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Yes, you’ll earn 100% commissions from your sales (Payments are made directly to you/your account).
  • According to one of the reviews I found online (from a member), your second and fourth sales are given to your sponsor (your recruiter, if we’re going to use the pyramid scheme terminology). This is where the money begins flowing upward. 
  • You can’t sell courses that are more expensive than the course you bought. However, you can sell the cheaper ones. Therefore, buying the Elite course will allow you to sell all 4 of their course packages. With just the $25 course, you can only sell their cheapest package (the Starter course).
  • At the time of this review, Newbies on Fire's supports payment processors include PayPal, Stripe, Cash App, and Bitcoin.

    However, I would advise against using PayPal because I’ve heard of people getting their PayPal accounts closed when they use it for MLM/pyramid scheme type businesses. Actually, I've also seen reports that Stripe is strict about this issue, and for good reason.

    A lot of people will eventually be left holding the bag and they'll be out a lot of money. In the case of a class action suit (or being shut down by the FTC like similar schemes), the last thing companies like PayPal and Stripe need is to get dragged into that kind of mess. 

What I Like About Newbies On Fire

  • You can start using Newbies On Fire with just $25. There isn't much training there, but you can get a peak inside for a relatively low price. 
  • All the courses require one-time payments only. 

What I Don't Like

  • It's similar to other pyramid scheme type businesses shut down by the FTC.
  • You can’t get the complete training to set up an independent online business unless you get their Elite package which is not cheap ($500).
  • The only way to earn the commissions they advertise is to sell the same program to others. Sure, the Elite program provides training to create your own product, but this is secondary.

    Creating and launching your own product is a 6-month to a year-long process and requires a significant investment.

    The vast majority of people signing up for Newbies on Fire are (in my opinion) not doing it so they can spend half a year and potentially thousands of dollars to sell their own products. If they're buying in at the Elite level ($500), they're most likely doing it so they can earn $500 commissions (which becomes questionable according past rulings by the courts and the FTC).  
  • Their refund policy is only 24 hours. 

Where Do You Go From Here?

In my opinion, Newbies On Fire has some value because it comes with real training courses. I also think Christina Hooper is sincere and has created a product here with the purpose of helping people.

How good those courses are however, are not the selling point of Newbies on Fire. That's unfortunate.

The real selling point here is that you can earn commissions selling the same program to others, it's not the training. At least. it's not the training on it's own (independent of the opportunity).

There are lot of problems with that, many of which were covered in this review. 

And speaking of training, Adriana herself is promoting it as a complete system for newbies. But if that were the case, why is she offering “additional” training (her own training materials) for her team (those who buy the product from her)?

Does that mean Newbies on Fire training is not good enough? 

I know you want to make money from home. I get it. Who doesn't?

Having said that, I can't confidently say Newbies on Fire is the answer. Some people may find success with it, but as they say in their very own income disclaimer, most consumers never recoup the amount they spend on our products and services.

That doesn't mean you can't make money online though… 

You might be a student in school or a single parent at home. You may have health challenges that make regular work difficult, or maybe you just hate your job and you’re desperate for a way out.

If that's the case, an online business is what you want. 

With all the scams, schemes and pyramids out there though, knowing how and where to get started the right way 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

If you're just looking for a simple way to make some extra spending money, online survey and get-paid-to sites are good way to get started. 

Sites like Survey Junkie will pay you for your opinion and ​​​​Inbox Dollars offers rewards for doing things like watching videos, visiting websites and searching the web.  

Of course they won't make you rich, but if you've never made money online before, they can be a good first step to bigger things down the road. 

As far as Newbies on Fire, I'm just not comfortable recommending what I consider to be a pyramid scheme (based on the current information we have) when I know people who get in at the bottom (near effective saturation) are going to lose their money through no fault of their own. As I said, it's a mathematical certainty. And I've seen first hand the reviews and comments on this very site from people who got involved with similar programs.  

That doesn't mean you won't make money. And if you're already a member and trying to sell Newbies on Fire, you may be be frustrated by this review. I get it.

It's not my intent to harm your chances of bringing even more people into the scheme. The intent is make sure people can make an informed decision before they spend their money not fully understanding what they're getting into. 

If that speaks to you, I hope my Newbies On Fire review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with Newbies On Fire, please share in the comments section below.

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10 thoughts on “Newbies On Fire – HUGE SCAM or Legit Pyramid Scheme?”

  1. I have not registered yet, I want to pay the first package of 30 dollars, because I am unemployed and I need to earn money urgently, approximately I want to earn 500 soles minimum to start. I don't have any experience in sales at all, I don't know anything about marketing, however, reading your article, I would like to know if you have tried any package, because I feel a little insecure and I don't want to lose the 30 dollars I borrowed from a friend and then have to pay it back. I would appreciate your prompt response…

    • Hi Gian, with borrowed money, I personally would not recommend this program but that’s just my opinion. Even in their disclaimer they say “most consumers never recoup the amount they spend on our products and services”, so there’s a significant risk you won’t get back the money you spend. If it were an “extra” $30 (that was yours) and it was worth it just for the education from the course (whether you earn your money back or not), my recommendation might be different just for the experience and knowledge of how these systems work… but I personally would not use borrowed money (especially from a friend).

  2. Aún no me he registrado, yo quiero pagar el primer paquete de 30 dolares, porque estoy desempleado y necesito ganar dinero urgente, aproximadamente quiero ganar 500 soles como mínimo para empezar. Yo no tengo experiencia en ventas en lo más mínimo, no sé nada de marketing, sin embargo, leyendo tu artículo, me gustaría saber si tu has probado algún paquete, porque me siento algo inseguro y no quiero perder los 30 dolares que he pedido prestado a un amigo y que luego tengo que devolverlo. Agradecería tu pronta respuesta…

  3. Interesting article, thank you, I signed up for the $250 package, was unable to hear the training videos due to extremely poor audio. Come to find out I've got to buy a website for $99. Also some guy steps in on your FB messenger talking to ppl and pretends to be the person you think it is. But it's not.
    I asked for a refund but declined it.

  4. I’m reading your post about pyramid scheme but it’s possible you don’t understand the difference between a pyramid scheme and an affiliate program.
    And by the way I’m not in this program.

    • Thanks Mimi for your feedback and I appreciate your insight. I’m familiar with both pyramid schemes and affiliate programs (I earn a living from affiliate programs), and one is not inclusive from the other. In other words, there are many which are variations of both… some legal and others not. Some are 100% pyramid schemes at their core masquerading as courses that “teach” affiliate marketing while their real purpose is nothing more than to promote the same system to others, who then promote it to others and so on while everyone is trying to earn commissions from multiple levels of their downline. Members with a vested interest will understandably try to convince themselves otherwise… I get that, but just because a system refers to itself as an affiliate program does not mean it’s not also a pyramid scheme.

  5. This is not scam then please show me a some legal process or some legal documents which I can show to my clients …

  6. I purchased Adriana’s Email processing home biz about 2 1/2 years ago now and made no money. It was literally sending emails or posting ads on craigslist or any social media platform, in order to recruit to then sell the same package or higher package. That is how you get the 100% commission she’s guarantees. So in truth you are getting 100% comission but its literally by deceiving others with this concept…but no tangible product. Just material to copy and paste to trick people out of there money.
    It takes somentime to realize its a scam because they provide you with “training” material and a customer service email. However, what raised a red flag was when I realized the customer service email had a “” domain, then took more than 3 days to respond and when they did respond they weren’t able to help me with the set up for paypal. The person also was bothered because I wasnt understanding the instructions. Not to mention once you set up ur site its instructs u on how to mask the site so forums like craigslist fb and Instagram wont block or take down your posts. All your getting is the bait but no service is provided there after. By the time I realized this it was too late because in the fine print was the “100% no refund policy”. Any company that’s legit has at least a 2 week refund policy. Also she ties in with other programs that generate a funnel for you so your not physically sitting there sending these emails. These are additional services u pay for the software does the work for you. Tying into these programs allow the cover up for not really having a tangible service.

  7. You made some interesting points. Just one note– to address (Potential Problem #6), Christina Hooper (the Owner/Founder) does come on that video shortly after the spokesperson finishes the introduction.

    • Thanks Gina, I appreciate the clarification. You are right. As Angela mentioned in the review, it’s not that big of a deal (and certainly not proof of a scam). It’s just the use of Fiverr actors in this industry is so rampant when it comes to scams that it raises a lot of red flags, even when they are used for legitimate purposes. Anyway… thanks for reading and sharing your insight 🙂