Make money online, Uncategorized

Millionaires Challenge System… what happened next?

In my last post, I told you to watch this space for an update on what happened after I decided not to promote Zach Crawford’s Millionaires Challenge System anymore… 

Quick reminder: I was mentored by Zach for a year, from January 2020.  This was my first time being mentored and it was great!  I made a lot of progress thanks to Zach and became a 4-figure earner. 

It was only natural for me to promote Zach’s course and mentorship, as it was helping me so much on my affiliate marketing journey.  So until recently, I did!  I was an affiliate for his course, just like I’m an affiliate for other courses and tools that have helped me and I feel will be useful to my audience.

But then, as I explained in my last post, I began to feel uncomfortable about promoting MCS and finally, a few weeks ago, I came to the decision that I would stop.  I went public about it on my YouTube channel with this video here, feeling that I needed to tell my audience clearly about it. 

I’d been so positive about Zach Crawford’s program, that it was only fair to tell my audience that I’d somewhat changed my mind.

Anyway… fast forward 2 days after I published that first video… and…

I found out that I was unable to log in to my members’ area of the course!!!

I checked my password, requested a new one, waited 10 minutes, checked the promotions tab and spam folder… 

But NOTHING.  Just to be sure, 2 weeks later, I tried again, did all the same things, but nothing.  Try as I might, I couldn’t log into the course that I bought!

I paid $3k for the course and mentorship – and whilst I totally got my money’s worth, I’m pretty shocked that I’m denied access to the course now, simply because I announced that I wasn’t going to promote it as an affiliate anymore!

At least I’m assuming that’s what it is.  I haven’t been contacted by Zach Crawford or any member of his team.  Zach has blocked me on Facebook, so I have no way of reaching out to him.


To me, this brings to light something really important about affiliate marketing:

Being an affiliate for a product and having access as a user are two entirely separate things.

There are some excellent courses out there that have no affiliate program. 

A product owner has the right to decide whether he/she wants affiliates, how people qualify to be affiliates, what the conditions are to keep affiliate status, etc.

BUT once you’ve bought a product, you should have access to it, always, regardless of your affiliate status.  I mean, unless you’re doing something illegal like copying the course and selling it as your own, or something like that. 

To me, my “ban” makes ZERO sense at all. 

I’d completely understand if Zach had reached out to me and said something like “ok Sophie, I see you’re not promoting my course anymore, just so you know, if you ever change your mind I won’t let you be an affiliate anymore.” 

That would be absolutely fine.  I would totally get that. 

But not letting me have access to the learning area?  The course I bought and learned from?

That’s just wrong!  That’s unethical! In fact, that’s stealing!

That’s like Amazon telling me “you gave this book a bad review, you need to send it back to us and we won’t give you your money back”!

So… I had to make another video, telling my audience what happened. 

People need to know about this.


Anyway, that’s it from me for today… next I’ll write about some interesting reactions I had to that video… very interesting indeed, to say the least!  Watch this space 😉

And here’s the full video story 👇

Make money online, Uncategorized

Millionaires Challenge System – why I’m not promoting this anymore

Some videos are tough to make… this was one of them!

In my journey as an affiliate marketer, I always promised myself that I would be honest and transparent.  Honest with myself and my audience. Transparent with my results and my appreciation of the products I use, review and recommend.

This means having the courage to give my audience the whole picture – not just mention the positives of a product. 

And at times, this means having the courage to stop promoting a product… and tell my audience why.


Here’s just a little back story:

In January 2020, I joined Zach Crawford’s community.  I bought his course, Secret Affiliate Marketing Hacks, and a year’s mentorship.

This was a life-changing decision that helped me greatly!  I don’t regret it at all.

Having Zach as a mentor was amazing.  I had access to him and his feedback 24/7; I asked many questions and made a lot of progress.  He helped me take the right action and, as a result, I became a 4 figure earner in 2020. 

I promoted Zach’s course, feeling that it would help others just like it helped me.  I made a few reviews on my YouTube channel, and I stand by everything I said.

Later, in May 2021, I joined Dean Holland’s Internet Profits.  I needed mentorship and wanted to grow my business.  I’d come to the end of my mentorship with Zach Crawford and I felt I needed a change.   However, I continued to promote Zach’s Top Earner Transformation (as it was named then).  I felt it was a good program and would be helpful to some people.

All good so far, right?

So what happened? 

Well, as the months went by in the autumn of 2021, I saw things change in Zach’s program.  It became Millionaires Challenge System, there was a new launch, the price went up, many new people joined.

That’s all fine, nothing wrong there.

However, as time went on, I became more and more uncomfortable with certain things.  Some top affiliates of other programs joined, made sales really fast, and this was used as some kind of “proof” that the program was helping people make a lot of money.

I’m personally uncomfortable with that. 

I feel the selling point of a product shouldn’t be how much money it’s going to help you make by selling the product itself. 

I’m all about helping beginners and struggling affiliate marketers.  And I don’t feel Zach Crawford’s course, as it is right now, is going to be the best choice for a beginner or struggling affiliate marketer.


So I made the decision to stop promoting this – and I had to make a video to tell my audience, obviously.

It was difficult and terribly uncomfortable for me to so.

It was scary too.

But having promoted this program when I felt it was in my audience’s best interests, I had to tell them that I felt differently now. 

That was the right thing to do.

Here’s the video if you want to hear the full story 👇

(And watch out for an update soon… there were consequences to my publishing this video 😱)

Internet Profits, Uncategorized

Haven’t written in ages…

Oh dear… life got in the way of this blog!  Building an online business alongside a busy life isn’t always a walk in the park.  So I got a little overwhelmed with things to do, and somehow didn’t stick to my commitment of weekly blogging here.

Maybe I overthought it too… after all, blogging should be simple, shouldn’t it?  A record of my journey, what I’m doing and how it can help others.  Overthinking and perfectionism are two monsters that are never very far away for me – and at times I have trouble keeping them at bay…

I get so obsessed with producing really good stuff, that I freeze and don’t produce anything at all.

Can you relate, dear reader?

Anyway, back to business!

Today is the last day of November… and tomorrow, we start the last month of the year.

Where are you at with your goals?

I’ve reached some of them – but not all, by far.  Doesn’t matter – the important thing is to have goals and work towards them.  And keep them realistic too!  One of my goals for 2021 was to reach 10k subscribers on YouTube – I’m at 2k now and thinking my 10k goal was unrealistic… but it keeps me going and pushing forward, which is the key thing, isn’t it?

I’ve been recording my journey with Internet Profits over here, haven’t I?

Now I’m thrilled to report that it’s going well!  Internet Profits, and Dean Holland, overdeliver.  It’s top quality training – and I often catch myself wishing I had found them first, at the very start of my journey.  It would have made things a LOT easier for me.  

One thing I love about Internet Profits is that it helps us build a real business.  I spent the past few months working on creating my own course: the YouTube Profits Masterclass.  I’m proud to say that it’s done!  

So if you’re wanting to use YouTube as a way of getting affiliate commissions – or if you want to monetise your channel with affiliate marketing – you are very welcome to join my community!  Just click here and get started 🙂

Internet Profits itself is growing and becoming even better than it was before!  There are new features to the course… and exciting changes ahead for the new year!!! If you’re on the fence about joining, now is a VERY good time to get in – just click here to get more info <=

Ok – that’s it from me for today!  But I’ll definitely try to blog a lot more… imperfectly but regularly!

To your success my friend!  And remember: start today, and you’ll be one step ahead tomorrow!

(Look at this… that’s me, with my Internet Profits 4-figure club award!  Who would have believed that a 50 year old mum like me could ever achieve that?  Well – I got started… and then I did it!  Next milestone is the 5-figure club 🙂 Will you join me on the journey?)