Hi, welcome to my OPF Kit review. In this full, thorough look into OPF Kit, I will go through everything it contains and give you my honest opinion.
Product: OPF Kit
Owner: thirtynine (?)
Price: $49 Premium Lite, $67 Premium Plus
My Verdict: Good, but some improvements could be made
What is OPF Kit?
OPF stands for Online Profiting Formulas, and OPF Kit is a collection of tutorials showing you how to make money online. It is suitable for beginners through to advanced internet marketers. Take a look at the sales video:
The tutorials are divided into 4 levels:
- Starter – this shows you how you can get started making money right away by doing simple tasks.
- Intermediate – this shows you how you can get paid to do work for other people.
- Pro – this is all about Affiliate Marketing, which involves earning commissions promoting other people’s products.
- Elite – this shows you how to create your own product which other affiliates will promote for you.
Disclosure: Test Membership
I want to be up-front with you from the beginning here. I have been given a free test membership of OPF Kit for the purpose of writing this review. I have not been paid to write this review, but I did get the test membership free.
My aim with this review is to be totally honest and reveal the things I like and dislike about OPF Kit as I explore my test membership. I will try to be as thorough as I can without boring you or myself in the process. But rest assured that what I write here is my own totally honest opinion.
Overview of Members Area
Once I logged into my members area, I had easy access to the different levels of tutorials:
I like the straightforward layout. It means that a beginner will not get overwhelmed. They can simply click the Starter Level Lessons section and get started with that. It’s nice and simple without any clutter or anything unnecessary to overwhelm you. My only suggestion for improvement here would be to maybe show only one level at a time until the member has completed each level.
One thing I didn’t show above is something I saw above the Starter, Intermediate and Pro level sections. It is an apparently new section called “My First $300 From Day 1 Lesson”:
WOW! This sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
So, before even starting with the beginner tutorials, I should start with this?
So, what’s this “First $300” thing all about?
What they want you to do, before you do any of the other tutorials, is to promote OPF Kit as an affiliate. You will earn 75% of the sales from doing this. But how do you do that? Well, luckily they do have a very easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial right there. It goes like this:
- You sign up for a ClickBank account – I already have one, but if you don’t it’s very easy to do, and free.
- You create your OPF Kit affiliate link – very easy to do. No problem there.
- You shorten your affiliate link using a recommended link shortening and tracking service. This is important for two reasons. Firstly, it stops your links from getting blocked when promoting OPF Kit because it is recognised as a ClickBank link. Secondly, you need to track the clicks you receive to your link. The problem I have with this, though, is that they seem to use their own affiliate link for the link tracking service, so if you end up upgrading to a paid account with that service, the OPF Kit people will earn a commission. You could probably just use the Google URL shortener instead.
- You sign up for a recommended autoresponder service – I already have my own account with a different autoresponder service, so I don’t want to sign up for a different one that’s going to cost me extra money. They are recommending it with their own affiliate link again, so they will make more money off you here.
- You create a sign-up form – easy enough to do, so no problem there.
- They create a landing page for you – all you do is you give them your sign-up form code and they put it on a landing page that they host for you. Great! No need to create my own landing page.
- You pay for solo ads – this is the real kicker. You have to buy solo ads, which will cost about $42 per 100 clicks. I’ve tried solo ads in the past, with limited success. As with any paid web traffic method, there is a risk you might end up wasting your money and not making any sales. Also, OPF doesn’t actually tell you how to write your solo ads. All they do is tell you what website to buy them from. They do tell you how to write a solo ad later, just not in this particular section.
The problem I have with this $300 thing
So, they want you to start earning your first few hundred dollars by referring other people to OPF Kit. Although there’s nothing wrong with earning money from referring people to a website like this, it does make me wonder whether most people will just do this and not bother with the other tutorials.
You might end up with OPF Kit being swamped with new members who have been referred by new members who have been referred by new members, and so on.
But my main concern is that they want new members to spend money before they have even earned any money. The autoresponder and the solo ads are going to cost money. With no clear guidance at this point on how to write your solo ads, there may be many beginners that make a mess of it and lose money.
So it seems rather irresponsible to recommend people start there. It would be better if it was just part of the Pro tutorials. That way, as members progress through the levels of training, they will come to the Pro tutorials and be in a much better position to understand what they are doing.
This is all about getting paid for doing easy things online, such as taking part in surveys, viewing ads, watching videos. Straight away I am skeptical of this because my previous experiences with these types of money making schemes has been underwhelming. I’ve never made any decent money with them. Also, I’ve read a lot of negative reviews of these types of schemes.
Well, at least the OPF people are honest. They admit within the introduction to this section that you are not going to make good money with these schemes. So why bother including them? Why waste people’s time by showing them sites that won’t make them much money?
People will sign up to OPF Kit wanting to make decent money, so to show them anything else is a waste of their time. Especially now they have the section about earning your first $300 referring other people to OPF Kit. Anyone who does that first and succeeds will definitely not want to sign up to sites that will pay them only tiny amounts.
MySurvey.com – really???
They recommend signing up to MySurvey.com. They seem to think it’s the best out of all the survey sites. I’ve taken a look at it before, and have even written a MySurvey.com review. I calculated that the hourly rate works out at only $1.74 per hour. So, after you have made $300 in one day by referring new members to OPF Kit, would you bother earning $1.74 per hour doing surveys?
Paid for Clicks Networks
They mention a bunch of these sites where you can get paid for clicking links and ads. While I’ve not tried all of the sites they mention, I have tried two of them. In my ClixSense review, you will see I came to the conclusion that it’s really not worth your time unless you can manage to persuade lots of people to join ClixSense; but if you can do that, why not persuade them to join something that will earn you more money, such as OPF Kit? Also, ClixSense got hacked recently.
Similar to ClixSense is Neobux, and in my Neobux review, you will see that I calculated that the hourly rate would only be $1.20 per hour.
Points 2 Shop?
I’ve not tried this myself, but from looking at other people’s review, it looks okay. Not great, just okay. You might be able to earn more money with it than you can with the other sites I’ve mentioned above, but it still won’t be anything like a full-time income to replace your job.
The Starter Level Tutorials
There are tutorials for 3 of the sites mentioned. The tutorials are step-by-step and very easy to follow. They won’t take you long to read at all because signing up to these sites and getting started using them is super easy anyway.
With the useless Starter section out of the way, this is where the useful training begins in OPF Kit.
At this level, you get shown how to get paid to work on other people’s projects. This is where things start to actually happen. I have a bit of experience myself from both sides. I have been paid to do work on freelancing sites, and I have also used them to pay other people to do work for me.
The Intermediate Level Income Sources
In fairness to the owners of OPF Kit, I don’t want to give too much away, so I won’t mention the specific websites here. All I will say is that there are 3 different sites they recommend:
- One for getting paid small set amounts for small jobs such as making logos, doing a small bit of voiceover work, writing short articles, etc.
- One general freelancing website where there is the potential to earn more money for many different types of work.
- One website specifically for getting voiceover work.
To be fair, these are good websites where there is the potential to earn proper money, so they are definitely worth trying.
The Intermediate Level Tutorials
I like the step-by-step nature of the tutorials. They will take you a bit longer to do than the Beginner Level tutorials, but this is because there is more to learn. They clearly show you how to sign up to the sites, how to create your accounts/profiles, how to advertise your services, how to apply for jobs; all with easy-to-follow intructions with screenshots. I was pleasantly surprised that they were good.
This level is all about affiliate marketing, which is where you earn commissions for promoting other people’s products. You can also learn this at Wealthy Affiliate and have the added benefit of a support network of other members; but this review is about OPF Kit, so let’s focus on what is covered in the OPF Kit Pro Level tutorials.
The Affiliate Networks
They recommend 4 affiliate networks. 2 of them I have used myself, the others 2 I have not heard of before. It’s a shame that they don’t mention Amazon, as that can be a great affiliate network to earn commissions from selling physical products. Amazon is particularly good because it has lots of real customer reviews on it, which people find very helpful.
However, I do like the inclusion of a CPA network because that means you can earn money when someone completes a particular action such as providing an email address; so they don’t actually need to buy anything for you to make a commission. This is where I was pleasantly surprised again.
They have a list of products they recommend you promote, and top of this list is OPF Kit itself. I have absolutely no problem with this because people should be able to earn commissions by referring new members to OPF Kit. But this is where the $300 method belongs, not right at the beginning before members have done anything else.
I do like how they recommend specific products because that means you can jump straight to products that are already proven to sell well. A lot of time and money could be wasted by trying to discover which products sell well, so this is great to be shown the best ones to promote.
ERROR: Clicking “Sources of Traffic” at the bottom of the Products section doesn’t take me to sources of traffic for the Pro Level. Instead, it takes me back to the Intermediate Tutorials. So I need to go back to the main Pro Level page to access the Sources of Traffic page.
Sources of Traffic
They mention 9 different sources of traffic, both free and paid. This is great because the free methods give people on a tight budget something to work with, but people with a bit of money to invest can know the best places to pay for traffic too. Also, different people like different things, so what suits one person might not suit another person. For example, one person might be great in front of the camera and therefore want to make videos, but another person might prefer writing so blogging with be the ideal choice.
As with the previous tutorials, they are easy to follow and step-by-step. However, there are some areas where I think they could be improved. Let’s take a look at each specific tutorial.
In the Solo Ads tutorial, they give an example of how to write an ad to promote OPF Kit, which there would have been in the $300 method earlier. They also recommend a particular solo ad vendor, which definitely makes things easier. However, they don’t give many instructions about the email marketing side of things. They just say once people have joined your list, “Keep in touch with them by emailing them daily about the product till they buy it!” I think they could have included more instructions on that.
Although I’ve not used Facebook Ads myself, I know someone who has. I know that targetted Facebook ads can work very well because people give so much information about themselves on Facebook. In fact, advertising is the reason Facebook exists. The social network is just the means to that end. Give people a way to keep in contact and share what they like, and they will share almost anything about themselves. This is perfect advertising data to help us internet marketers target our adverts at people who are actually interested in them.
I’ve never had much traffic from my own videos, but perhaps I have been doing it wrong. The method they teach here is something I have not yet tried, but I might give it a go as it could really work well.
Again, I’ve never had much traffic from Pinterest, but maybe I haven’t been doing it the right way so far. Although their tutorial is easy to follow and step-by-step with nice screenshots, I am still a bit skeptical their method will work particularly well. It might be worth a try, though.
Yes, blogging is a great free source of traffic, and very targetted. However, they recommend just copying other people’s articles. NO! You definitely shouldn’t do this! If you are going to use blogging as a source of traffic, you want to be found in Google, and for that to happen your content needs to be unique.
Question & Answer Sites
I have heard about this method before, where you search for relevant questions on sites like Yahoo Answers or Quora, then you reply with your affiliate link. This could work well if you target the right questions, answer them in the right way, and use a link shortener. I wonder how likely your replies are to get reported, though. Still, if you do ever get an account close, you could just open another one and keep doing it.
There is a tutorial about setting up a signup form along with an autoresponder. The problem is, there are no instructions on how best to create an autoresponder email marketing campaign. If you are looking for some training on email marketing, there is some pretty good training on it at Wealthy Affiliate.
PPC (Pay Per Click)
Once you have some money to reinvest in your online business, PPC ads can be a great way to get targetted traffic. It’s like SEO (Search Engine Optimization) but you are paying to jump the queue.
The tutorial is pretty good, easy to follow and step-by-step with screenshots so you know what to do. It’s a bit of a shame they only mention Adwords because I have had some success with Bing Ads. They are a bit cheaper and a bit less strict with their rules than Adwords are. Again, you can learn about Bing Ads at Wealthy Affiliate.
I think most people would be happy with succeeding at the Pro Level, but beyond the Pro Level is the Elite Level.
This level is different to the others. Instead of a series of short tutorials, it is one big ebook called LBB, the Lucrative Business Blueprint. I’m wondering whether it would have been better as a series of tutorials. One large ebook is a lot to digest and some people may be put off from reading it all.
In the marketing techniques section, they recommend upselling with OTOs. This is a common internet marketing tactic, but I’m never particularly comfortable with it. But it does work, so if it’s something you want to do then they do give some explanation of how to do it.
The SEO advice is a bit limiting. They don’t mention backlinking at all, either in good or bad terms. Their information is also outdated. For example, they mention one black hat SEO technique being to use hidden text. For several years now, Google has been able to detect hidden text. So this SEO technique probably won’t even work. It’s not just a case of it being a black hat technique, it’s a useless technique!
Another outdated piece of advice was about keyword density. Google has become increasingly clever at understanding what pages of content are about. You shoudn’t need to think about the density of specific keywords. Even back in 2011, Google’s Matt Cutts was telling people not to get caught up in keyword density:
But there is a lot covered in the book, and it will provide a starting point for people wanting to make money selling their own product. There are a lot of spelling and grammar errors in the book, and some of the information is a bit innacurate, but the overall message is pretty good.
Would the LBB be worth buying on its own as a full priced guide? Perhaps not.
Is it worth paying the extra $18 for? Yes, I think so.
Although there is a lot contained within OPF Kit, and it is set out in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format, it’s possible that too much information is available at once. New members may be tempted to skip ahead to the most profitable methods, but this could be too advanced for them to begin with.
There are things I found that could be improved with OPF Kit, but on the whole, I think it is worth buying to get you started making money online.
Is OPF Kit a Scam?
No, OPF Kit is not a scam. It is a legitimate guide to making money on the internet. It’s not perfect, but it does contain a lot of useful information. I’m sure that you will be able to make money if you try some of the methods shown within OPF Kit.
My Recommendations for How OPF Kit Could be Improved
I don’t think it’s a good idea to have all levels available at once. Instead, it should be in a linear layout where you have to tick a box to say you have completed one section before the next section is revealed. That doesn’t mean you have to do that section, just view it and then mark it as complete; so more experienced internet marketers could just mark them as complete without doing them, then move onto the next section. This is how it is done at Wealthy Affiliate.
More specific recommendations:
- Move the $300 method from the beginning.
- Completely remove the Starter level. Nobody will earn decent money with those sites so don’t waste people’s time.
- Start with the Intermediate Level.
- Allow access to the Pro Level once a member ticks a box that says they have earned at least $100 from the Intermediate Level.
- Make the $300 method part of the Pro Level.
- Add more instruction about email marketing campaigns, specifically how to structure an autoresponder email series.
- They also need to improve their spelling grammar a bit. As a native English speaker, it looks to me like it has all been written by someone with English as a second language. They need to employ a native English speaker to correct their spelling and grammar.
I hope you found my OPF Kit review helpful. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to get in touch with me via the comments section below. I will reply as soon as I can.
All the best,