Hi, welcome to my VO Genesis review. If you have seen or heard about VO Genesis, you may be wondering whether or not it is a scam. In my opinion, it is not a scam as such, but it does have upsells and exaggerated earnings claims.
So, follow me while I take a look through it…
Product Name: VO Genesis
Price: $39.95 + upsells
My Rating: Okay
First, some videos from other people…
So that video is called “VO Genesis Review | My Success Story”, but he doesn’t really talk about his success. He doesn’t say how much money he has made from voiceover work with VO Genesis. All he does is talk about what it is and how anyone can do it no matter what their voice is like. He doesn’t say how much voiceover work he’s got through VO Genesis or how much it has earned him.
But take a look at this review:
So he says it earned him $300 in about 5 weeks, which is pretty good. However, it’s still quite far below the the $8,520 that they claim on their sales page.
So let’s take a look through it and pick out some important points…
Item 1: the Dramatic Headline!
Okay, so the first thing that caught my attention was the dramatic headline at the top:
You should always be a bit skeptical whenever someone describes it as a “weird loophole”. Think about it. If it is really true that they have found some kind of secret loophole, won’t telling loads of people about it via their special guide make it more well-known? And once lots of people know about it and start abusing this loophole, isn’t the loophole likely to get closed?
Or could it be that they are using that term just to get your attention by making you think that this is something special that has never been seen before?
Item 2: the Video Testimonials
The next thing that caught my attention was the video testimonials:
Okay, so I’m no expert in human behavior, but to me, those videos seem a little bit fake. They sound like they are kind of reading from a script. I have no proof of this, though, it’s just a hunch.
So I carried on scrolling down and reading the sales page when suddenly I noticed something that didn’t make any sense.
Item 3: the “Proof of Earnings” Screenshot
Take a look at this screenshot of her earnings (click image to view it larger):
Notice anything that doesn’t make sense about that image?
Let me spell it out for you:
- The bit of red writing that says “Over $8,250 in Sep” is pointing to amounts that only total $97.12.
- The bit that says “Over $13,200 in August” is pointing to amounts that were in September.
- There are no sales for August on that list of figures. Maybe she was on vacation that month?
There’s actually not much more information on this sales page. To find out more, you have to give your email address. This is annoying. I like to know what something is really about before I give my details. You see, that’s what so great about something like Wealthy Affiliate. They tell you what you will be doing (creating niche websites) and what Wealthy Affiliate contains (great training, tools, and support), so you don’t need to be left wondering.
But anyway, back to VO Genesis. So I’m left with no option but to put in my email address to find out more information:
So I’m going to enter my email address and see what’s on the other side…
Item 4: the 2nd Sales Video
After I gave my email address, I got taken to a 2nd page with a 2nd video:
It goes on some more about this “secret” way of earning money from home. Now she says it will only take 1 hour per day of your time. She asks you to imagine being able to go on vacation whenever you want, not having to worry about money, and having the extra money in your bank account.
We also get her personal backstory about how her life fell apart before she discovered this secret method of earning money which changed her life forever:
This is a classic tactic to play on your emotions and make it all seem much more real and impressive.
She also talks about how she initially tried to make money by signing up for surveys sites which turned out to be a waste of time. That bit is true, actually. Survey sites are a waste of your time. But she is mentioning them here to show that she tried something that didn’t work…and then finally found her “secret” method that does work. Get it?
She also mentions that she tried the following:
- Getting paid for data entry.
- Getting paid for Google ads.
- Getting paid for writing books for Kindle.
…and none of it made her any decent money, and she continued to have money problems.
Then suddenly one day, a friend of hers revealed a great way to earn money:
What is VO Genesis About?
So it turns out that this “secret” method, this “weird loophole“, is actually just doing voice-over work online. Companies want people to read from a script about their products, for use in adverts, websites, computer games, how-to videos, etc. Apparently, she got paid $250 for her first voice recording. I’ll be honest, I’m a little bit skeptical that a company would pay as much as that just for one voice recording, especially for someone’s FIRST recording.
After I had been watching that second video for a while, more information emerged beneath it:
So, you could pay $39.95, or you could save your money. Now that you know the “secret” method is doing voiceover work, you could just search Google for voiceover work. For example, you could apply to https://voicebunny.com/talent/?t=1460365437. I’m assuming it’s free, but I’ve not tried it myself. There’s no mention of paying to join, though.
But did you notice how the earnings have suddenly gone up to $1,280 per day? They made it sound a bit more realistic on the first page to hook you in, but now you’ve indicated that you are interested, they have upped it to a truly ridiculous figure.
I mean, do you genuinely believe that you could earn $1,280 per doing voiceover work? I’m sure that’s possible if you are already a famous celebrity. But if you’re new to it all, and not famous, is it possible to earn that much? I seriously doubt it.
I also received an email from her saying the amount was $4,222 per month, so she really can’t make up her mind how much it is. I strongly suspect it’s nowhere near any of the amounts she mentions.
Does VO Genesis Have Any Upsells?
What are upsells?
An upsell is when you pay for a product and then immediately get given one or more offers to pay extra for additional products. The implication is that the product you just bought is not quite everything you need, and to really succeed you need to buy these other products.
You have to be very careful when looking at a “make money online” opportunity. Upselling is an EXTREMELY common tactic with these types of products. So common, in fact, that some people even seem to think there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
The problem is many people who are not familiar with how these sales pages work will be genuinely taken by surprise when they get hit by an upsell. This is why the upsells work so well because the person buying the product genuinely didn’t see it coming. And this is the exact same reason why I think they are bad.
So, one thing you should always do is to look down the bottom of the page for something like “Affiliates”. In this case, it’s actually called “Affiliate Tools”, and leads to this page.
Here you will see there is a total of 3 OTOs
(One Time Offers = Upsells):
- OTO 1 (Voiceover Insider’s Guides) – $37.00
- OTO 2 (Multiple Streams Of Income) – $47.00
- OTO 3 (Quick Cash Machines) – $47.00
Straight away I’m thinking the first one should have been included in the main product, surely? If that’s a guide on being a voiceover artist, what the heck does the main product contain? Nothing much, by the sounds of it. Then I look at OTs 2 and 3 and think that if this voiceover work pays so well ($8,250 per month according to the first page, or $1,280 per day according to the second page), you shouldn’t need to buy these additional products, right?
But there is some real psychology behind how upsells work. Once someone has committed to the main product by paying their money, their mind is in that mode where they are committed to giving it their best shot. They don’t want to waste their money, so they are likely to go “all in” and get everything.
But if they do that, it will cost them $170.95!
But What Do Other People Say About VO Genesis?
- BeginAtZero.com bought the product and says:
- It’s not as simple as it makes out on the sales page. It’s like being an actor. You have to audition for jobs, have a portfolio ready, and most jobs you won’t get.
- One of the sites they recommend people apply to is no longer active.
- amvsmlm.com says:
- “VO Genesis is a great guide that is thoroughly informative and provides you with everything you need to get started in the lucrative voice over artist industry.”
- “It’s not a scam but it’s also not for everyone.”
- WorkOnlineFromHome.net says:
- It’s not a complete scam, as some people will earn money from doing the voiceover work.
- However, the work won’t pay as much as the sales page claims.
So…is VO Genesis a Scam?
Scam is a difficult word to define. Everybody seems to have slightly different definitions of what a scam actually is.
For example, I personally tend to think that if a product has upsells then it is likely to be a scam, but others often disagree with me on that. I consider it misleading and dishonest. It is much better for the buyer if they have all the details before they pay their money, rather than trying to squeeze extra money out of someone once they have already committed to spending the first bit of money.
Another thing to consider is whether or not the money that people are likely to earn actually lives up to the claims made on the sales page. If your definition of a scam is that the sales page makes hugely exaggerated claims, then yes, VO Genesis is indeed a scam.
But on balance, I don’t think it is a complete scam. I think people will probably be able to earn money with VO Genesis. I just think you need to not believe every word the sales page tells you. You might not earn as much as they claim you can. You might earn a lot less. But you will probably earn something. And it’s probably best to avoid the upsells.
Is it possible to earn money doing voiceover work?
Are most people likely to earn over $8,000 per month?
I doubt it.
Are there any other ways to make money online?
The best way to earn money online is through affiliate marketing. Promoting other people’s stuff.
And the best way to do affiliate marketing is to create a website dedicated to a topic you are interested in.
And the best place to learn how to do that is:
It’s kind of like an online university for learning how to make money online by building niche websites. There are no secrets here, no over-inflated earnings. You decide on a topic you are interested in, you build a website, you learn how to make money from that website.
They are up-front with you. It does take dedication and hard work, and it takes some time to build up a good, steady income. That’s true of any genuine business opportunity, though, isn’t it?
Anyway, I’ve written a full review of Wealthy Affiliate, which you can read if you are seriously interested in building an online business.
Anyway, I hope you found my VO Genesis review helpful. If you have any questions or comments, why not post them in the comments section below. I reply to all genuine comments as soon as I can.
All the best,