Welcome to my Proximity Review! This system claims to bring you highly targeted online consumer visitors to your monetized pages. Having targeted visitors is one way to earn money from your website as these people are in the ‘buying’ mode and, are ready to buy.
However, I have come across so many systems that claim to have a shortcut to success but are only there to make the owners rich at your expense, so, by being here doing your research will help you to avoid such systems and find proven methods that work. Anyways, let’s begin this review …
Launch Date: January 2019
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Who Is It For?: Internet Marketers interested in Pay-Per-Call Marketing
Owners: Anthony Mancuso and Paul Nicholls
Overall GoWorkFromAnywhere Rating: 3/10
What Is Proximity About?
This system is all about getting high-quality traffic using specific methods that are 100% free. No technical skills or previous experience are needed to use this product.
Traffic is key to any online business as traffic (people visiting your site) are potential customers – the more traffic you can get the better. I get traffic using SEO techniques such as keyword research and tools like Jaaxy as well as by writing quality content consistently.
Doing keyword research based on what your customers are looking for is key to driving traffic to your website. However, it does take some time but it is great once you have MASTERED this skill, and it’s FREE. You can also use this skill to create another source of income by doing consultancy work for others.
(Before I learned about Internet Marketing and keyword research, I actually paid someone $500 to get my site to the top of the search engine … What a waste of money!)
Anyways, by using keywords, you can see how my traffic is increasing since I first started this website to the date of writing this review – after about 3 months my traffic started to peak.
It takes time for your website to be indexed and for it to get traffic. The Proximity system claims to run on autopilot and have a high conversion rate; you will get automated software, cheat sheets and case studies to get you up and running fast.
Sounds like a simple, easy way to get traffic and convert that into profit but shall we see how it works? …
How Does Proximity Work?
As in the name of the system, it is all about promoting services that are “near you” through Pay Per Call networks.
This isn’t such a new idea as it is similar to using “location” on your smartphone. If you have it enabled, the software will list restaurants, pubs, schools, sports clubs, shops and so on nearby.
Proximity uses a plugin that will generate a template which you will enter the phone number of a PPC affiliate program in so that each time the phone number rings, you get a commission. The step-by-step system, over the shoulder videos, will help you to set up the system.
You will be “plugging in” the automated software to have your own profit engines up and running in no time where you can enjoy passive profits and free traffic every day! This only takes a mere 15 minutes to set up.
The plugin software:
1. Taps into QUALITY traffic from major platforms and authority websites 100% free so you don’t have to pay ads or waste hours posting on forums
2. Shows you how to turn that free traffic into revenue with simple ‘profit engines’ that monetize visitors completely passively – you don’t need to sell a thing to bank with this system.
Product owners like to use the phrase of shortcutting your way to profit and results. However, there are no shortcuts to making money online.
The system will quickly go through building your website and adding plugins but it won’t go into depth on what settings you should use to optimize your website and how to connect your website to Google or Bing Webmaster tool so that these search engines know about you. The reason being is that it takes more than a few minutes to teach these things – you will be building a website blindly, missing critical configuration settings that are required.
They will then suggest that you pay for gigs and other services which don’t quite make sense when it is a done-for-you system. The truth is none of these systems done-for-you systems ever work straight out of the box they may even end up costing you more than you bargained for.
I have seen this time and time again where the owner says you can make money fast with their system but once you’ve purchased it, they recommend you buy a gig from Fiverr or you hire a content writer or a graphic designer to do some of the tasks that were omitted from the ‘complete system’.
Anyways, as you will be building a new website, it will take time before it will rank in order to drive visitors. The impression they give you from the Sales page is that you will be making passive income fast. This isn’t going to happen so fast, trust me.
Did you see the image of my website traffic above? During the first few months, traffic was really low. It wasn’t until I started to post articles pretty much on a daily basis that my traffic started to increase gradually.
As you can see, it takes time for the search engines to index and rank your site which is what you will need in order to get traffic. You certainly won’t get traffic by creating a handful of pages even though the system claims to give you everything you need to start.
The issue with these done-for-you systems is that they are put together quickly without much thought or effort promising to make you money in a short period of time when in reality you need to do a lot of work if you want to make money. There is no such thing as a done-for-you system that you just plug in and watch the profits rolling in.
The other monetize methods you will be using are Google Adsense and Clickbank. I currently use Google Adsense to monetize my site and it is a great way to get your feet wet with free advertising. However, trying to do so many different things at once, especially for a beginner, will only leave you confused.
Is Proximity A Scam?
No. It isn’t a scam. However, don’t expect to make money right off the bat as this system seems to claim you can do. This is very unrealistic. This system has too much going on – you will be building a website, signing up for PPC networks, advertising via Google Adsense and doing Affiliate Marketing with ClickBank.
Building a website in itself is more than enough to get started then once you have passed that hurdle you can then think about advertising and Affiliate Marketing. This is how I learned.
There is no point in signing up to affiliate programs and Google Adsense if you don’t have any traffic. It all boils down to traffic. Google Adsense will probably reject your application as your site is new (you can, however, apply again at a later date), and you won’t receive any affiliate commission as it’s highly unlikely that you will have visitors to your site at such an early stage.
So yes, you can get FREE traffic but you need to build your website. Proximity is placing the cart before the horse in my eyes and will leave a beginner ‘all over the place’.
- 30-day money back guarantee
- Higher conversion rate than Pay-Per-Click
- Can be quite effective
- Pay Per Call is a legitimate business model
- Many affiliate promoting this with tons of bonuses – but do you really need them?
- Lot of hype
- Not a new method
- Not beginner friendly
- Scarcity – telling you that the system will be pulled to lure you into buying
- Discount claims – again this is used to lure you into buying
- There are no shortcuts to making money online
- Assumes that you have a website
- Additional tools that will increase your monthly costs
- Low-quality training
- Not a wide-spread form of marketing yet. It has only recently been introduced in the UK
I hope my Proximity Review has helped you in your decision on whether to make a purchase or not. However, I do not recommend this product. The Sales Page is full of hype and the system certainly isn’t beginner friendly. This system will only confuse you if you are a newbie to Internet Marketing.
For a seasoned Marketer, this will be fine but they will probably not even purchase it as they know that the reality of making money in 24/7 isn’t going to happen unless you already have an established website/online presence.
The best way to start online is to learn how to do so. I love the opening statement of the film Field of Dreams “If you build it they will come”.
This is no different to you building your website. If you build it they (your customers) will come. However, you need to build it first.
By building your own website you build it how you want, and you get to choose the tools and resources. There are so many great tools you can use to build your own website – which is why I love doing what I do. There is no satisfaction in someone giving you everything on a plate – what’s the beauty in that? Especially if they’re not to your liking.
These done-for-you automated systems don’t work as expected.
I’m glad I came across a business model that uses FREE traffic methods, doesn’t require a ton of plugins to work and is beginner friendly. In fact, over 95% of Internet Marketers use this method to make money online as the concept is so simple but easy to understand.
In this guide, you will discover the reason why this business model works and why it will provide a recurring income for years to come. You will be glad you checked it out and see why systems like Proximity will not make you successful but only have you relying on others when you can do it yourself.
Whatever decision you decide to take, I wish you nothing but success with your online journey.
Thank you for taking the time out to read my Proximity Review. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below and I will get back to you.
Until next time, stay safe!