Program: The Four Percent Group
Owner: Vick Strizheus
Cost: $49 recurring monthly – with an option for a one-time lifetime subscription (both apparently discounted)
Is The 4 Percent Group a scam?
If you are thinking of joining this program, please read the following review so you can make an informed decision.
I joined The 4% Group after I watched a sales presentation video promising that the system would help anyone who has never earned a dime online, to earn their first dollar.
Since my mission is to guide people on the best legitimate ways to build an online business, I decided to give it a shot then come back here with a helpful unbiased review.
What is the 4Percent Group and who is it designed for?
The Four Percent Group is an Affiliate Program that was launched by a guy who goes by the name Vick Strizheous (auto correct is advising me that that name is in fact strikeout and not Strizheous hehe)
It a System that claims to be designed with total newbies in mind, to help them earn money quickly and easily through a done-for-you system.
Tools & Training
The training is divided up into episodes – from episode 1 up through to episode 7. With some additional training after the completion of the episodes.
The Four Percent Group claims to have the world’s most powerful training center and a marketplace. This is somewhat true. In my opinion, Vick Strizheous has taken the time to set up a relatively good video guide.
I followed the step by step training up until episode 5 without getting stuck.
Also, one cannot continue to the next step unless a previous task is completed.
The kind of Support available
I would say that the support is pretty good. I only had to raise a support ticket once and all other communication happened almost instantly every time I replied to the support email.
The support team responds very fast to your emails. They seem to be working in shifts since my email would sometimes be replied to by a different person. It happened seamlessly though. I would have never noticed it was a different person if they didn’t sign off with their names.
Cost of membership
Joining is free (or so I thought) That was my first disappointment with The 4% Group. And this kind of thing happens in many online money making programs.
They pull you in with a false free account without disclosing prior, the subscription fee waiting for you on the other side.
-There is the monthly recurring $49 membership and an option for a one-time $450-lifetime membership.
How the money is made
Apart from The 4Percent Group itself, money is to be earned through what Vick calls MSI (Multiple streams of income) – promoting several programs at the same time.
These programs are very legitimate and some have been running successfully for several years, especially the autoresponder systems.
–Click Funnels and Click Magick – both owned by Russel Brunson
–Aweber and GetResponse – both autoresponder companies
–Leadpages – an opt-in page creator
–Namecheap – domain registration company
–Udimi – a solo Ad marketplace
–TecAdemics – formerly known as IMC- Internet Marketing College
–The Traffic Source – available for pro members
How do you promote the above programs?
Here comes another catch – to successfully promote these programs one has to purchase traffic through a traffic broker, of which that traffic is costly.
Vick has organized a discount for the 4 percenters, which allows them to make their first traffic order at 300$ – still very much on the higher side for anyone starting out online.
Vick uses Clickbank and Clickbetter payment processors. It is clearly stated on the payment page that the refund policy is valid for 60 days from the date of purchase.
But on The 4% Group members dashboard, the validity period changes to 30 days from the date of purchase. This is very misleading. One would term this as unethical business practices.
The 4% Group is a somewhat good online money making system. The only problems are;
–Vick does not reveal the right information at the beginning.
At some point further in the training, Vick mentions that there are a lot of tire kickers on board the 4Percent and that that is the reason why He introduces the paid membership.
If He would be open about the real cost of membership from the start, I believe His system would attract the right people who are really interested in what He has to offer, and who can afford the high-cost traffic purchases.
–There are two conflicting refund policies
Inside the 4% group, Vick comes across as a good genuine guy. I have read stories online of how Vick has previously been involved in unethical business practices before and although I do not like to judge a person by his past, the issue about the return policy does not help much in changing someone’s thoughts.
If He could also not have two conflicting refund policies, someone would be a little bit convinced that He does not involve in unethical business practices anymore.
Also, the system is not really as done-for-you as one would be expecting. There is a lot of work to be done on your part.
Is it newbie friendly?
Somewhat. Only because of the step by step video lesson guidance available. A newbie might still get
Somewhat. Only because of the step by step video lesson guidance available. A complete newbie may still get confused somewhere along the way. I did see some people post on the threads, that they had gotten stuck.
In comparison to a program like Wealthy Affiliate, it is definitely no match – the level of transparency is above par. Wealthy Affiliate does not market itself by first pulling someone in with a false promise. Information is available from the very beginning.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any questions or comments? please leave them below and I will get back to them.