About 12 years ago – sometime around the year 2005 to 2006, I stumbled across a small text advertisement while browsing the internet. It read: Free Money Making Website Set Up in 24 Hours.
I did the dreadful act: I clicked the link to learn more. I landed on a well written sales page which claims that someone by the name of Stone Evans would build a COMPLETE MONEY MAKING WEBSITE outfitted with digital products, ready to pull in sales, in just 24 hours.
And the best part was, it was all free! Well, so much for snake oil sales men and the gullible buyers right?
I decided to sign up. I followed the first few steps and then hit an obstacle: they were asking me for my credit card. Why? After all, this was supposed to be completely free right? Well, it turns out that they needed to verify my identity.
I thought, what the hell! There is nothing like believing right? At that time, I didn’t have a credit card of my own, so I borrowed one from a personal acquaintance. I was later asked by the sign up process to scan and send in certain documents, which I did.
During the sign up process, I was asked to join a number of “free programs.” Then came the surprise! Just two were paid. But I thought it was completely free? Well, snake oil salesman Stone Evans supplied the smooth talk for this.
It read, “this is to weed out the free loaders and those who are not serious about making money online.”
It looks like I was hooked, so I swiped my card and bought everything hook, line and sinker. I was later asked to join two or three more paid services, which by the way, have all now disappeared from the internet, some of them with people’s hard-earned money.
Nevertheless, Stove Evans still operates his “plug in profit site,” which is more like he’s going to plug you in the hole and profit from you.
Now for the rest of the story. After I signed up for all of the programs, I did get a “complete money making website” set up. But not exactly in 24 hours. It took a bit longer than that. What it was though, was simply a replica of thousands of sites which Stone Evans mass produces by simply changing a few user IDS.
The products that the site was designed to sell was the few digital products and services which I was asked to sign up for, as well as the plug in profit site program itself. Welcome the Pyramid Scheme.
One of Stone Evan’s trump cards, Success University, which minted people of their money, was declared a pyramid scheme and banned in South Africa, and was forced to close down.
Part of what I signed up for was a training program on how to promote my newly built money making site. They talked about Google Ads, Email Marketing and giving away Stone Evan’s Book: Dotcomology: The Science of Making Money Online.
Apparently, Stone Evans would supply you with your own “customized” Dotcomology Ebook which was outfitted with all your referral IDs. So when people read the book, clicked the links and signed up to something, you got credited and got commissions.
I tried giving away the book, only to find that the book had links to Stone Evan’s main sites, not my affiliate sites. I contacted support and was greeted by a Fat Cow by the name of Patricia.
I explained to Patricia what was happening, but the fat cow kept insisting that I was not doing something right and that I needed to clear my browser cache etc. I even went so far as to drive ten miles away to another computer after clearing all caches, and even reinstalling browsers. I told fat cow Patricia that she was wrong and that the book that is being given away from my website was not my version, but Stone Evan’s book, with all his affiliate links.
Fat cow Patricia appeared to have gotten upset and kept insisted that it was my book being downloaded. However, I stopped arguing with her.
Needless to say, I never made any money with Stone Evan’s Plug In Losses (oops I mean profit?) site.
If you do, bear in mind that it is a pyramid scheme that is likely to collapse.