Review of ‘Planetsms Digital Monthly Mentorship’

A new mentoring program with a difference

Many new online marketers are joining programs and sites that claim to ‘mentor’ people to success, So is ‘Planetsms Digital Monthly Mentorship’ any different to so many that don’t provide value, Or is is one of the few that do?

I may be slightly biased in favour of this program – because I have bought products from John Thornhill in the past and he always over delivers and offers great support for those.

However I will endeavour to be objective in discussing his new Internet marketing digital mentorship membership product and just look at the facts.

http://www.simonegansmith.com/recommends/planetsms

The first thing I noted from reading his site is that John Thornhill, known on ebay as planetsms, isn’t just promoting it as another ‘make money from ebay’ type of product.
He does use his ebay id as part of his credentials as a person qualified to teach others, as well as the fact that he has authored some best selling ebooks, and is an ebay powerseller.

What he says about ‘the secret to success’ being to follow someone who is successful at internet marketing can’t be argued with, (provided they are teaching what they know and do to make money on the internet)

This monthly membership goes a lot further than just the mention of selling on ebay though.
It claims to teach exactly what John does to generate multiple streams of income from the internet marketing arena in general.

The claims made on the sales page include:

A Digital Newsletter Delivered to Your Inbox Each Month.
In which he claims to reveal methods he actually uses to make money, and admits many of them are not just from ebay.

Audio/Video Training
Which will show and ‘walk us through’ what he does and the strategies he employs.

The Tools Required to Help You Succeed.
He includes in the package the tools and private label/ brandable material he says will be needed for some one to start their own online income.

The Opportunity to Get Personal Help.
Offering to have direct contact with subscribers/members to help them where needed (but only on a limited number basis) – so I would assume this may be removed at some point?

A Monthly Question and Answer session.
Promising to answer any marketing related questions

Further ‘undefined’ help
Offering to be flexible and help as needed with other avenues of making money online such as list building, product creation, sales page building and help with ebay listings.

And Also -
Almost Guaranteed Income.
Where he is offering to promote members products to his subscriber base, in order to help generate them some sale. (I note he does have some small print in there – only promising to promote appropriate products)
This presumably covers him against any obligation to promote poor quality or non related products?
Finally his price for membership is set at $10 per month. (this is where I believe he differentiates himself from many mentoring programs I have seen – most go for the higher end price ticket – this does seem exceptional value if he lives up to his claims)

For which he also offers a money back guarantee. (presumably with it being a clickbank product – he will have had to offer such a guarantee) Never the less it is comforting that one can ‘Try’ him out without risk or fear of loss, knowing that if he doesn’t provide quality and value he would soon be out of pocket.

http://www.simonegansmith.com/recommends/planetsms See the site

So that’s the sales page and claims outlined, with a few comments from myself where appropriate.
As a brand new service – time will tell if he continues to provide value…
But I can say this much -

I have had access to his first Video Newsletter and can confirm that he does go into great detail of a strategy he is currently using.
He gives details of exactly how to set it up for maximum profit, with a step by step follow along video that any new marketer could easily follow. Clear and simple and with a full explanation of where he did what he did, how to do the same etc.

He then went further than expected and showed exactly how much income and sales this strategy provided from his own business and also for comparison, a new marketer with a smaller list and less experience and no product of his own.

I do believe this will help many and was sufficient to justify the first months subscription without any of the other benefits quoted.

So my conclusion so far is that I genuinely believe this could be a valuable resource and it certainly looks as though planetsms digital monthly mentorship will be a keeper for me.

My recommendation would be to join and try it out. with the money back guarantee the small $10 risk is removed.
I believe new and intermediate marketers will find value and benefit in the first issue.
And surprisingly – even many of the more experienced marketers are not using this particular strategy!
So I wouldn’t rule it out assuming the low price would mean there was nothing a successful marketer couldn’t learn.

See the sales page here
http://www.simonegansmith.com/recommends/planetsms Do come back and post your comments if you found this review useful.

Simon

2 Responses to “Review of ‘Planetsms Digital Monthly Mentorship’”

  1. Good review, Simon, very balanced. I wonder how you have managed to get the ‘recommend’ bit in and is this like a clickbank link? I would love to recommend the masterclass but wanted to leave it until I am getting a significant amount of traffic to my site. Good luck with the masterclass!

    mandyallen.com

  2. Simon Egan-Smith on March 10th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Mandy

    Thank you for your kind comment. I too would love to recommend the masterclass and like you I am waiting for some more visitors before I do.

    The recommend bit is as you say like a clickbank link, but also uses html code (not a lot and is quite easy to do), I am sure that John will be covering something similar to this in a later module in the course. If not I will be more than happy to show you how i did it.

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