So – I’ve been messing around on the Internet for quite some time now and I always try to keep my eyes open for amazing products. It could be anything from new cell phones to the next big fitness trend.
You know – things like shake weights, ab wheels, and diet pills that GUARANTEE you will lose a gazillion pounds taking them. That doesn’t mean I buy all of this stuff though.
In fact, I hardly ever buy any of this stuff. I do like to make money though so when I come across something that is geared towards helping me do that, I generally give it a chance.
Presently not been sold…
The same can be said about this new piece of software I came across called “SmartMember”. At first glance, I was a little skeptical and didn’t think I would end up trying it.
One thing changed that. It wasn’t the price of the software, it wasn’t what it promised to do, and it wasn’t the fact that they shot some super cool videos for the launch of the product. Nope –NONE of that.
I decided to give it a shot because I recognized a familiar face in a man named Chris Record.
Now, some of you may have no clue who he is and that’s fine. To me, he’s a very important person because he was someone that was directly responsible for showing me how Facebook ads really worked in his Dark Post Profits course.
I later went on to follow him and I even sat through a handful of webinars he hosted months ago. His stuff ALWAYS seemed to work for me personally so why not give him yet another chance with this new piece of software? I had to!
On with the SmartMember Review! After taking a closer look at the product, here are a few things that stood out to me as far as what the software promised to do FOR me and I can’t stress that enough.
I’m generally a very lazy person – I like someone or something else to do all of the work while I collect the money. Sure, it may be selfish but who wouldn’t want that?
So – what does SmartMember promise to do?
- Easily import leads and buyer lists
- Organize member information – products they own, traffic information, etc
- Easily transcribe your videos – no more spending money or doing it yourself
- Give refunds with relative ease as well as restrict access with the click of a button
- Easily view daily or total sales for products that you launch
- Create UNLIMITED membership sites
These are just 6 of the 27 features listed on the site but these particular features stood out to me the most. If you currently promote any type of product or service – you’re probably just as excited as I was.
However, that doesn’t mean that these features necessarily work. So…..
Let’s dig a little deeper and talk about what actually happens inside Smart Member.
What you’re seeing above is what the SmartMember interface looks like. As you can see – it’s pretty darn smooth.
So, needless to say, I was instantly impressed with how good it looked as well as how easy it was to navigate. That doesn’t make or break a product though.
There’s so much more to it than that. I was anxious to try out some of the features, so let’s discuss that.
The very FIRST thing I did was check out this cool little feature called “1 Click Video Uploader” which allows you to automatically create modules out of your Vimeo videos using their titles, descriptions, tags, etc.
For me personally, this was a HUGE plus as a lot of the work that I do entails using video. I’m more or less a YouTube fanatic but I also turn to Vimeo sometimes.
All in all, the feature worked out pretty well for me but to be completely fair – I only played around with it for a few seconds. From what I could tell though – it’s definitely a must have.
I did play around with most of the features included in the software and overall, I didn’t experience MANY problems at all. Notice how I said “many?” Yep! It wasn’t perfect.
And here’s why!
There was a slight delay in the Affiliate Dashboard for me (as far as how quickly my numbers were updated). It’s not really a huge deal but for some of the bigger Internet marketers out there, I’m sure they like to stay up to date on their numbers. Me? Not really.
I’m one of those people that kind of like to check in once a day or sometimes, once every few days. If you are one of those people that absolutely MUST have up to date information, this may not be what you are looking for.
I’m sure it’s something that will be fixed in the future but as of right now…
It seemed like it had a bit of a glitch. Still not a deal breaker though because other than that, I honestly had no complaints whatsoever about this product. That could change in the future…
But here’s the thing. I’ve been wanting to play around with the recurring membership model for quite a while now. I have some pretty sweet domain names in obscure niches that I would like to monetize some day. I think that day has come.
Thing is that you need to be in a niche where there are a lot of buyers. People love free content – sure. And my plan is to give away a lot of free content on my WordPress site.
But what I’ll do is LOCK certain content pieces so that people need to subscribe to a recurring program to get access to the locked content. Smart? No. Smart MEMBER. LOL!
If you want to create a traning course and sell it in any niche, I think this software is your best bet at presenting up your awesome new course in a great way to your buyers.
I could absolutely fall in love with this software the more I use it. As of right now, I have to say that I’m leaning towards the BUY IT NOW side versus the RUN AWAY side of things…
So, to quickly recap, what was good about this product and what was bad? Well, here goes…
- Awesome interface
- Amazing features
- Brilliant team behind the product
- Extremely easy to use
- Some of the features don’t respond properly
- It’s not as automated as you may think (it still requires work)
As you can see, the good definitely outweighs the bad. So, would I recommend trying SmartMember? Sure! Is it worth the money? It depends. If you aren’t getting the results you want already – give it a try.
If you’re already making a ton of money and are fine with taking a more ‘hands on’ approach then you probably don’t need this. However….
I would still TRY the product first before you talk yourself into it or out of it.
And I hope that this review will help you decide whether or not SmartMember is the right piece of software for you. I’ll definitely continue to use it in the future but it’s also not a complete solution to my everyday needs. In other words, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a solid 8.
Presently not been sold…