Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit? Final Verdict: Not a Scam. Here’s Why.

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit?

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit? Verdict: Not a Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Verdict: Not a Scam

The Most Comprehensive Review

Let me begin by saying: thank God you found this article. If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you got here from one of two places. Either:

  • You heard about Digital Altitude, became curious, did a Google search, and found this review
  • You heard about me, saw this article on my website, and wanting to know more about what I do, clicked on it.

Wherever you came from, you are about to receive the most thorough and informative review of Digital Altitude that currently exists on the web. I would encourage you to grab a coffee, sit for a spell, and read this article in its entirety as it if were an e-book, because not only am I going to walk you through the entire Digital Altitude business model, but I am going to show you STEP BY STEP how people are making money with it, and respond to some of the criticism surrounding this product. This article is going to be lengthy, but for a very good reason:

You Are Being Lied To by Bad “Reviews” of Digital Altitude

You heard me right. The Digital Altitude REVIEWERS are the ones who are deceiving you. I said it, I meant it, and now I’m going to back it up. Now I know what you may be thinking: David, YOU are a Digital Altitude reviewer, if what you’re saying is true, why should I trust what you’re saying in your review? My answer? One simple reason:

You’re going to get the whole picture from me.

Most other reviewers will not tell you everything you need to know about Digital Altitude before buying its products. This is typically done for one of two reasons. Either:

  • The Digital Altitude reviewer is a Digital Altitude promoter who is trying to convince you to buy DA
  • The Digital Altitude reviewer is intentionally bashing Digital Altitude to sell you a different product

You heard me right: people are actually intentionally writing bad reviews about Digital Altitude so that consumers will buy other products instead.

Allow me to explain:

A relatively notorious marketing tactic has recently become popular among so-called “review blogs” as a means of attracting customers: the intentional creation of bad publicity. When a blogger writes a review on a product, 9 times out of 10 they aren’t doing it for their personal leisure or as a hobby.

They’re doing it to make money.

Heck, I’M writing this article to make money, but I’m doing it in a way that I feel is ethical: by giving my potential customers a complete picture of a product so that they can make a fully-informed buying decision, rather than by distracting my readers with gimmicky behavior designed to only entice them into buying, even if the product I am selling isn’t any good. I call it “selling-by-informing,” the RIGHT way to do business! I don’t “sell things” to my reader base, I teach them useful information to build up a brand, and I leave the actual buying decision up to them.

Unfortunately, this is not how everyone operates.

A lot of high-ranking review articles are written with the intention to sell, rather than written with the intention to inform. These articles are written with the sole purpose to entice their readers to buy products that their authors are trying to sell. And what better way to sell your own product than to diss someone else’s product in the same niche, and recommend yours as an alternative? If you think about it from a marketing perspective, writing product reviews is a very good way to get highly targeted visitors to your website:

  • If someone is doing a Google search for a product name, they are likely already interested in buying that product or another product that fulfills the same purpose.
  • Product names tend to be very easy keywords to rank for in Google. They are highly specific. Only someone who knows about a product and is potentially interested in buying it will be likely to go looking for it in Google
  • Bad publicity kills brand reputation. If someone does a Google search for your product, and they see that the Google first page is full of nothing but 1-star and “this is a scam” reviews, you better believe that your product sales are going to suffer. Many potential customers will see the word “scam” written all over the webpages on the 1st page of Google, and abandon the idea of ever purchasing that product altogether-without reading a single review! Upon experiencing this change of heart, consumers will frequently start searching for a better alternative, and what better place to recommend this alternative than the very “scam review” articles that killed the original product’s reputation to begin with?

One particular affiliate marketing product called Wealthy Affiliate has realized this opportunity. They specifically train their affiliates to create WordPress blogs on which they intentionally write bad reviews of other products in the “online business opportunity” niche for the sole purpose of funneling readers into the Wealthy Affiliate system itself.

I’ll give you an example:

waystoavoidscamsonline.com

Hmmm…

  • Forgettable domain name, obviously picked because of its high-ranking keyword phrase? Check.
  • “Scams” section with a number of different articles negatively reviewing other “make money online products?” Check.
  • Each of these articles containing an affiliate link to Wealthy Affiliate, or a link to an article containing an affiliate link to Wealthy Affiliate? Check.

Final Verdict? Yet another internet marketer riding Wealthy Affiliate’s bad publicity scheme. As a company, these people SABOTAGE other brands and products in order to make money from theirs. Very disrespectful business practice in my opinion.

So the main takeaway here: don’t believe a thing that a “review” article is telling you until you fully understand why the article was written, and don’t let a front page full of negative reviews on Google deter you from doing more research about a product you are interested in. The people who publish these things are SEO savvy. They write their articles with the intent of getting them ranked high in Google for the sole purpose of skewing buyer perception of other products.

A “scam” label on a product is an opinion.

A fact about a product is a fact.

End of story.

So now that we’ve established why nothing but the actual information in a product review should be trusted when formulating one’s opinion of that product, I now want to actually tell you about Digital Altitude itself.

Digital Altitude: The Facts

I’m going to be upfront about this right off the bat:

in my opinion, Digital Altitude is not a scam.

It is a perfectly legitimate business model for serious online entrepreneurs that is designed to provide motivated users a chance to rapidly make a very high profit online.

Notice how I say “series online entrepreneurs” and “motivated users,” as in people who actually join the program and actually follow through with all of the steps. Again, this is my opinion, and it should not be understood as “truth” right off the bat, so here are the facts about this product from which I draw my above conclusion:

Basic Product Description:

Digital Altitude is a high-ticket online business training company that sells video courses, educational luxury vacations, and franchising rights of itself. If these terms are starting to sound technical, I put together a free presentation for you that explains and breaks this business model down in depth. You can access this presentation by clicking here.

Currently, Digital Altitude sells 6 products. When you buy one of their products, you gain the right to resell that product on Digital Altitude’s behalf, and every time you sell one of their products to another person, you earn 40%-60% of the price that person paid for the product. This business practice is known as multilevel marketing.

The company Digital Altitude sells the following products:

Aspire

Aspire is a digital business basics course that teaches you introductory information about how an online business operates. You’ll learn about sales funnels, a tiered product system, traffic, and social media marketing to name a few topics taught in this course. You’ll receive 60+ total hours of video training.

Primary Features:

  • Cost:
    • Walker Version: $1 for your first month (if you use this coupon) and $37 per month afterwards if you remain a member. You’ll receive a 40% commission every time you sell a Digital Altitude product and you’re on the Walker level.
    • Hiker Version: $67 per month. You’ll receive a 40% commission every time you sell a Digital Altitude product that you own, AND will receive a 10% commission every time one of your sponsors (a person who bought a Digital Altitude product through you) sells a Digital Altitude product that you own.
    • Climber Version: $127 per month. You’ll receive a 45% commission every time you sell a Digital Altitude product that you own. You’ll receive a 10% commission every time one of your sponsors (a person who bought a Digital Altitude product through you) sells a Digital Altitude product that you own, AND a 5% commission every time one of your sponsors’ sponsors (someone who bought a Digital Altitude product that you own through one of your sponsors’ links) buys a Digital Altitude product that you own.
    • Note: You earn money every time one of your referrals renews their Aspire membership, meaning that if you refer just 10 people at the Walker level, $170 will be automatically deposited into your bank account every month at minimum.
  • Features:
    • 60+ hours of high-quality business training videos
    • 1-on-1 coaching to help you learn how to make money through Digital Altitude
    • Followup messages to use with email marketing
    • Group calls/tutoring events
    • Website Traffic solutions
    • 24/7 customer support

Base

“Base” is a business-training video course that teaches you how to setup and launch an online business. You’ll learn important things like how to register your business as a legal entity, where to find money to finance your online business, and how to brand yourself and run effective social media marketing campaigns. I personally found the Base course very useful for getting my first sales through Digital Altitude.

  • Cost: $597, one-time fee

Rise

“Rise” is a marketing-training video course that teaches you about the psychology and art of creating effective sales copy. Sales copy is any form of media designed to entice its viewers to perform an action or buy a product. For example, one could argue that this very article is a form of sales copy: I am writing it to fully inform you about Digital Altitude in the hopes that upon learning the information I am teaching you, you will see enough value in the act of joining my Digital Altitude marketing team that you will decide to join it. Sales copy can also take the form of a post on social media like this one:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Social Media Marketing
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Social Media Marketing

In this example, the post-writer has created a form of media (in this case, a Facebook post) that is designed to entice its viewers to take the action of requesting more information about the product that the post’s creator is selling. Whenever someone replies to this post, the creator of the post will message that person, and strike up a conversation that is designed to convince the replier to buy the poster’s product. These are the types of things that you learn how to do (and profit from) in Rise. In my opinion, Rise is the tipping point. Once you buy this product, your Digital Altitude business will become staggeringly profitable.

  • Cost: $1,997 (includes free copy of Base)

Ascend

The Ascend product is a 3-day educational vacation in Las Vegas. On this vacation, you will learn exactly what you need to do in order to fully solidify and establish your online business. Specifically, this means learning how to play the “numbers game” of business advertising. I frequently refer to advertising as “the hidden stock market” because it’s such a powerful way of making money. Here is how it works at the most basic level:

Let’s say that I invest $2,000 into having my banner ad listed on Facebook. When I do this, Facebook will display my ad to its users on the following part of the Facebook homepage that users see when they login:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Facebook Ads
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Facebook Ads

Now, assuming that I am a wise online marketer (which indeed I definitely am!), let’s say that I set my banner ad up in such a way that when a user clicks on my ad, they are taken to an opt-in page that I own. Note: an opt-in page is any webpage that contains a form into which a user can enter their email address and click a button to add their email address to your email list. Here is an example of an opt-in page (this is the one that Digital Altitude is using):

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Landing Page
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Landing Page

Continuing my example, let’s say that every time someone clicks on my Facebook banner ad, I pay Facebook $1, (a pretty typical rate. Facebook charges on a per-click basis for usage of their banner ad space) and as a result of paying Facebook $2,000, I get a total of 1,000 people to actually enter their email address into my opt-in page, and click the button on that page to join my email list.

Now, let’s say that I use my email marketing service of choice to send out an email broadcast to every person on this list once per day for 30 days. Let’s say that every broadcast I send is a piece of flawlessly-written sales copy intended to persuade my recipients to buy a product that I am selling. Let’s say that at the end of this 30 days of highly-persuasive emailing, I sell exactly $2,000 worth of my product.

Is my net profit from paying $2,000 for this Facebook banner advertising, which earned me exactly $2000 back, $0?

Absolutely not.

Why?

Simple: Because now I have a list of 1,000 interested buyers that I did not have before I purchased advertising. As a result of this effort, with the click of a button, I can now send 1,000 people an affiliate offer that, based on this group’s demographics, they are likely to be interested in. I can send this same group of people an infinite number of offers, as the world will never run out of new highly appealing products that consumers will potentially want to buy. Every time just one of these people buys one of the products I email to them, I just made money at zero-cost to myself, virtually at the click of a button.

But here’s the gamebreaker:

Continuing my example further, let’s say that after I make $2,000 in 30 days, I find a new affiliate offer that I think my freely-acquired list of buyers will love, so I email them this affiliate offer, and on the first day, I earn $100 right after sending out my first email broadcast.

Suddenly, my overall gains from my original $2,000 investment become:

  • an email list of 1,000 interested buyers who I have a relationship with
  • $100 of pure profit

and don’t forget, I earned $2,000 back from my original advertising investment, meaning that at this point in my example, I can go ahead and reinvest my $2,000 into running the same banner ad on Facebook. Assuming that I have similar results with my second advertising investment, I’ll have a list of about 2,000 interested buyers, and as a result, I will count on being able to make approximately $200 on-demand by emailing my list an affiliate offer.

Assuming that every time I reinvest into my Facebook ad, I achieve similar results (this is virtually guaranteed after a certain point because if my ad earns me slightly less money than expected, I can add the money that I gained from sending out individual affiliate offer email broadcasts to the total amount of money that I invest into running my Facebook ad), I will eventually have an email list of so many interested buyers that, at the click of a button, I will be able to send out an email broadcast to this list, and make $1,000+ on-demand because my email broadcast contained an affiliate offer that a certain number of people on that list purchased.

See how this works?

The purpose of this example is to show that once you generate a large enough email list of interested buyers, you have acquired a life-changing asset; one that can literally print money for you at the click of a button. In the Ascend vacation of Digital Altitude, highly lucrative online business monetization techniques like the one are what you will be taught how to do, directly from 7-figure industry leaders who are paid thousands of dollars to speak and teach at these events.

  • Cost: $9,999

Peak

The “Peak” product is a 5-day educational vacation for two that teaches you even more advanced business monetization techniques like the one I described in my example above, but these ones are designed to take your online business into the world of 7 and 8 figures per year. You will specifically learn:

  • Business Scaling: how to hire people to do business-related tasks for you while you sit back and profit from your automated income-earning business
  • Joint-Ventures: simply-put a joint-venture is a mutually-beneficial business collaboration between 2 people. For example, in August of 2016, YouTuber Ana Campbell (then at ~40,000 subscribers) made a collaboration video with YouTuber Tana Mongeau (then at ~1 Million subscribers). As a result of this collaboration effort, Tana Mongeau’s subscribers saw Ana Campbell’s content, reacted positively to it, and subsequently, Ana Campbell gained 47,000 subscribers in 1 month, double the total amount of subscribers that she had gained over the previous 5 years of her activity on YouTube combined:
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Joint Venture
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Joint Venture

Getting joint-ventures is a very unique challenge in the world of online business. It can be as simple as getting mentioned by a big name in the industry all the way to creating your own joint-venture affiliate product and marketing that product to affiliates themselves, (a very advanced technique that has been known to earn product creators $200,000 in one month). These advanced techniques are what you learn in the “Peak” educational vacation product of Digital Altitude. This product is designed to help successful online businesspeople become wealthy online businesspeople. As a result, it is very expensive, as would be expected for a product that is specifically marketed towards already-wealthy people.

  • Cost: $16,997

Apex:

The “big one.” I’m going to be honest, my level of business knowledge does not transcend to the level of sheer wealth-manipulation that you learn on this 7-day educational vacation. From the information I gandered on the Digital Altitude website, this luxury vacation will teach you strategies that the top 1% wealthiest people in the world use to grow their investments. You’ll learn how to secure a retirement income that will pay you in your sleep, how “Wall St. Geniuses invest their money,” how to achieve tier 1 credit, how to create a legal tax-free retirement, and in the words of the Digital Altitude website itself: “How to become and remain a rich person.”

  • Cost: $27,997

So now that we have an understanding of what Digital Altitude is actually selling, now I feel like I have given enough foundation to answer the (no pun intended) million dollar question:

Is Digital Altitude a Scam?

I hate to be obnoxious by answering a question with a question, but my honest answer to that question is: what do you mean by “scam?” Are you wondering if Digital Altitude is a fake website that will take your money and not actually give you the software it’s promising you in return? Are you wondering if Digital Altitude is a pyramid scheme, and is therefore not legal to participate in? Are you concerned that it is not actually possible to make money with Digital Altitude? Are you concerned that Digital Altitude is a “scam” in the sense that it is a Ponzi scheme or recruitment scheme that is therefore bad for the economy at large? By asking the question: “Is Digital Altitude a Scam?” are you expressing apprehension or negative emotion towards the thought of buying their system because its business model, as you understand it, “just seems shady” to you?

Please don’t get me wrong: in my opinion, all of these thoughts are reasonable responses to first hearing about this system. The truth is, I’ve noticed that depending on a person’s level of experience in business, their first response to hearing about a company like Digital Altitude typically ranges from “oh yeah, that’s another one of those multi-level marketing companies,” to “Oh my God, that sounds like a scam/pyramid scheme!” The truth is, I can never really tell what kind of thought I’m dealing with in an apprehensive person when they use the word “scam,” because “scam” can have so many different meanings in different contexts. Typically, when people say “scam” however, I can roughly translate what they’re saying to me as “bad purchase decision,” which is good news from my perspective: it means that the person is simply uninformed: that from looking at all of the information they’ve been shown about what a product actually is (in this case, what Digital Altitude actually is), they see no means by which they could actually benefit from purchasing that product (in this case, they see no means by which they could actually make money from Digital Altitude).

I honestly see this kind of response as highly encouraging: if someone is apprehensive and thinks Digital Altitude is a scam simply because they don’t fully understand how they could possibly make money with it, I see that as an opportunity to teach them how to make money with it: thereby putting their apprehension at rest, and ethically giving them a reason to buy my product.

So in order to answer your question “Is Digital Altitude a Scam?” I’m going to do my best to answer the question I think you’re asking me by giving my answers to the several different versions of the question that I have been asked before:

Is Digital Altitude a Fake Website that Won’t Pay You?

No. Absolutely not. The company is far too well-established for this to be the case. There are simply too many people who have posted undeniable proof that this system does in fact actually pay its members. I mean think about it, Digital Altitude would have been shut down ages ago if it were actually stealing such large amounts of money from people without legitimately paying them commissions.

Is Digital Altitude a Pyramid Scheme?

No it is not. A pyramid scheme is an illegal club that you have to pay to join. Once you’ve joined, you get paid every time you convince someone else to pay to join the club. Digital Altitude is not a pyramid scheme because when you promote Digital Altitude, you aren’t being paid every time you get someone to join a club, you are getting paid every time you convince someone to buy one of Digital Altitude’s video courses/vacations, and in buying one of their course/vacation products, you are also given the right to sell copies of that product as a bonus. This is a very common sales system called “multilevel marketing,” and several completely legitimate companies use it to sell their products. It is completely legal to participate in the selling of products of this nature, at least in the United States and most countries under European Union Law.

Is it Not Possible/Very Difficult to Make Money WIth Digital Altitude?

In my opinion, making money with Digital Altitude really isn’t that hard or complicated at all. The most common way people do it is called “lifestyle marketing,” where they make social media accounts showcasing the financial freedom and luxurious lifestyle that they’re living as a result of the money that they’re making by selling copies of the Digital Altitude system. The people who own these social media accounts will then use paid advertising to grow their accounts’ subscriber base.

Here’s an example of social media marketing:

This girl was making ~$30,000 a month by paying for this Facebook post to be promoted (shown to people whom Facebook thought would be interested by it. This is the same post I showed you earlier):

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Facebook Ad
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Facebook Ad

Facebook has a system called “Facebook ads” where you can pay to have your posts show up in other peoples’ feeds. You get to pick the demographics (age, interests, gender) of the people whose feeds your post shows up in. This girl was making money with Digital Altitude by replying to the interested prospective buyers who were commenting on her post. She struck up chat-conversation with them, and then once she had convinced them to join, would send people her Digital Altitude referral link. Since Digital Altitude products pay such a high commission every time you sell one (upwards of $42,000 per customer) her product sales paid her advertising fees, and she was able to keep the rest of the money she made as pure profit.

Can you write a compelling Facebook post like this one and then reply to people who comment on your post? If so, you can make six-figures with Digital Altitude. It’s really that simple.

Is Digital Altitude a “Ponzi Scheme” or a “Recruitment Scheme?”

Although Ethan Vanderbuilt does not agree with me on this point, I do not believe that Digital Altitude is itself a recruitment scheme. In my opinion, it is nothing but a high-quality marketing course designed to teach you how to make money through the various different types of marketing that exist (network marketing, affiliate marketing, social media marketing, etc.) which happens to offer its own multilevel marketing platform, allowing Digital Altitude itself to be used for practice in this type of marketing, which in my opinion is great from an educational standpoint: would you really buy a math textbook if the textbook didn’t have any actual “problems” in it which you could use to actually practice and really “learn” mathematics? Probably not.

Truthfully, it is in Digital Altitude’s best interest to see its students succeed as marketers. Marketing in-and-of-itself is the skill of being able to find as many people as possible and convince them to buy a product, and if Digital Altitude successfully imparts this skill upon its students, they’re very likely to take the first big marketing opportunity that they hear of, which if they actually learn everything in the Digital Altitude course, happens to be the Digital Altitude affiliate opportunity itself. This strategy is a smart marketing move on Digital Altitude’s part in my opinion; their course teaches people the very skill that they as a company have a need for: the skill of marketing, and then gives the course’s students a reason to use their newly-acquired skill to sell the Digital Altitude system itself.

Keep in mind: Digital Altitude is a BUSINESS EDUCATION course. You can apply the marketing skills you’ll learn from the course to any business you want to run. Want to make handmade soap for a living? Use the social media marketing Digital Altitude teaches you to promote your brand! Want to be a famous concert pianist (meee!)? Use the networking techniques Digital Altitude teaches you to grow a fanbase, release a few albums (digital products) and schedule concert tours around the country. Digital Altitude does not FORCE you to promote their products, they simply give you the opportunity to do so as an option for yourself.

So I know what you’re probably thinking by this point: “David, you’ve rambled on and on about your pretentious business philosophy, but I want to hear some FACTS about this company. I want to know why so many other people seem to think that it’s a scam!” If you’re thinking this, you’re in luck, because I’m now going to debunk the arguments of individual notable critics of the system one-by-one, Hunger Games style.

It’s roasting time! >:)

Who’s first? How about we try the internet’s “most trusted scam buster” himself (note, this is not meant to be a personal attack. I am actually a huge fan of Ethan Vanderbuilt. This is simply a business debate):

Ethan Vanderbuilt’s Response: “Digital Altitude is a Recruiting Scheme

In his product review, Ethan asserts that Digital Altitude is simply using Digital Products as a coverup for running a recruiting scheme. He asserts that Digital Altitude’s creator, Michael Force, has a “long history of promoting products which Vanderbuilt has dubbed to be scams.”

In my opinion, this is very misleading. Here is Michael Force’s promotional video for the product which Ethan Vanderbuilt is claiming to be a scam:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Michael Force

In my opinion, this was a very honest product pitch. Michael pitched the product by proving that he actually had success with it by showing you his bank statements. There is no denying that Michael Force is a very successful marketer and businessperson. He knows his stuff very well. Here is a talk he did on several techniques he has used in the past to successfully get visitors to his websites:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Michael Force

Michael Force is also an ex-marine, and from my understanding, has legitimately made companies millions of dollars by driving visitors to their websites. I don’t see it appropriate to criticize him as a scammer when he has achieved so many legitimate results.

Ethan Vanderbuilt next targets the Digital Altitude system itself, criticizing the way the business is run:

They run you through steps that provide you with basic information on running an online business and they focus on up selling you to as many other programs and information products as they can.  They give you “coaches” that are primarily sales people that hard sell you the rest of the Digital Altitude products. -Ethan Vanderbuilt

“running you through a user experience” and “selling you to as many other products as they can” is STANDARD business behavior. How many times have you ever driven through a McDonald’s and been asked “would you like to try our new *insert product name here* for $2?” This is called ‘upselling.’ Virtually every business, both online and offline, does this.

Ethan proceeds to compare Digital Altitude with MTTB, another online business education product that uses a very similar business model to that of Digital Altitude (Vanderbuilt has labeled both products as ‘scams’ in his opinion). In his Digital Altitude review, Ethan cites an earnings disclaimer from MTTB:

Less than 1% of all participants will earn sufficient income with MTTB/MOBE to serve as their sole source of income.  –  July 2014 MTTB Income Disclosure

Hate to break it to you Ethan, but you’re presenting your statistic in a biased manner: that remaining “99% who won’t earn money with MTTB” is factoring in everyone who joins the system: including users who signup for the program, and don’t actually go through the system’s steps. What if I’m a user who is genuinely interested in actually using the system as it’s intended to be used? Am I going to fall into the same 99% of people who don’t make money?

No, I’m not.

I fall into a completely different category of people that your presented statistic simply does not predict the success rate of. It is misleading to tell an interested buyer that they’ll have a 99% chance of failure when you’re showing them the success rate of uninterested, unmotivated people who tried the system in the past, and simply didn’t use it properly.

Ethan Vanderbuilt next asserts that he believes the intention of Digital Altitude is to sell users its full line of products, and recruit other people to do the same. While I do agree that the existence of Digital Altitude’s affiliate system is a marketing strategy, the intention of the program is clearly not to simply recruit other people to do the same: why would they spend so much effort into TEACHING YOU internet marketing if that were the case?

Marketing is the most valuable skill in the world. If you have the ability to bring in a limitless number of customers for a company, you GUARANTEE that they will make money, and Digital Altitude, like every company in the world, needs people with this skill to help them succeed as a business, and honestly, I have learned an incredible amount of USEFUL TECHNIQUES from their training courses, skills that have actually made me money. Their intention is clearly to educate and train a team of as many skilled internet marketers as possible that have an affinity for their Digital Altitude brand because they are the ones who taught these marketers.

Calling Digital Altitude a “recruiting scheme” is simply disrespectful to the quality and value of their training courses.

Ethan also brings up the fact that a Digital Altitude representative said, at one point:

“Your job is to promote Digital Altitude” – Source Digital Altitude Representative

Well, if you’re a Digital Altitude affiliate, OF COURSE this is your job, IF you choose to be an affiliate that is-which is completely optional, but strongly encouraged (again, Digital Altitude needs a team of marketers just like any other business in the world).

Ethan also criticizes the fact that you have to pay Digital Altitude to be an affiliate. I honestly don’t see anything wrong with this: as a promoter, I see tremendous value in having the privilege to promote Digital Altitude’s products, as they are highly lucrative. It’s a privilege that people are willing to pay for, and many companies, (including the so-called “holy grail” of internet marketing training courses-Wealthy Affiliate) charge for the privilege to be their affiliate. The fact that they charge for this privilege also makes Digital Altitude more valuable, as anyone who buys it through your affiliate link will automatically send you a portion of this fee each month as long as they remain a member. Charging for affiliate access is simply a widely-used way to add value to products and encourage long-term affiliate participation. In my opinion, there really isn’t anything wrong with doing this.

Ethan goes on to criticize the multi-level-marketing setup of Digital Altitude (the fact that you gain the right to resell one of their products whenever you buy one of them). In my opinion, this is needless negative thinking. Plenty of companies use MLM. You can either spend your time whining that you have to PAY for a product before you gain the right to sell it, or you can instead spend your time setting up profitable advertising campaigns, and encouraging your referrals to do the same, thereby increasing your downline commissions while simultaneously helping people on your team get their money’s worth, so everything works out for everybody in the end. Which of those two things sounds more productive? In my opinion, the latter.

Ethan next proceeds to criticize the “pass-up” system of Digital Altitude, where if one of your referrals buys a product that you don’t already own, the commission for that product gets “passed up” to your sponsor at the time of the sale. While I personally find this feature of Digital Altitude somewhat annoying, its existence brings up a very important point:

Once you decide that you want to promote Digital Altitude to make money, you are no longer a buyer. You are a seller, and if you ever want to make money and be successful with Digital Altitude, you CANNOT DO SO by thinking about it with a “buyer” mindset. To illustrate this concept, let’s think about the “pass-up” rule from two different perspectives:

As a buyer, I find the pass-up rule annoying. I’m doing all of this hard work making sales, and my higher-tier product sales are all being passed up to my sponsor…

But as a seller, I find the pass-up rule to be AWESOME: my downline sellers are making high-tier sales for me automatically, and I’m randomly waking up every morning seeing $16,777 payments deposited into my bank account because my downline sellers work for me on autopilot.

Now reading this, you might be thinking: “Well, if this is the case, then aren’t all of the ‘buyers’ in this system being screwed over?”

My answer? No. And here’s why:

In this type of business, the business of affiliate marketing, network marketing, and multilevel marketing, there are no buyers.

There are only sellers.

And once everyone in the system adopts the “seller” mentality, everyone makes money. You heard me right: EVERYONE. Why?

Here’s the concept:

Assuming that everyone who hears or has heard about Digital Altitude adopts the “seller” mentality, they automatically lose all buyer apprehension. Once this happens, assuming that everyone sees the value in buying the product, and actually buys the product, everyone will make a commission and resell the product to someone else. Assuming no one says “no” to buying Digital Altitude, this cycle will continue until every person in the world has heard about the company, and initially, everyone will make money except for the last person to hear about the product. Since humans naturally reproduce and create more people who will make money as a means of surviving, eventually, new people will be created for this last person to resell Digital Altitude to.

Now this is a pretty extreme example, but the selling of Digital Altitude is essentially an endless cycle that, all other variables held equal, will continue until the annihilation of species like humans that participate in commerce.

In the end, everybody wins with this system, and will die before they can lose, essentially meaning that if you join, you have nothing to worry about unless you don’t actually follow the steps and actively do the marketing necessary to make money by promoting the product.

So in a nutshell, the “pass-up rule” keeps the Digital Altitude multilevel marketing system going, and if you’re looking at the product through the right (and most profitable) perspective-the perspective of a SELLER of that product and not a buyer, the pass-up rule is actually a good thing instead of a bad thing.

Ethan finally criticizes Digital Altitude’s return policy, which I actually somewhat agree with. All Digital Altitude products have a 3 to 14-day return policy. After that, no refunds. I feel like this does put unneeded stress on promoters: forcing them to start promoting Digital Altitude ASAP, and does force buyers to make a final buying decision before they can make a fully-informed buying decision. I would like Digital Altitude to be a little more lenient about this, but if you bought the product intending to promote it, haven’t done any marketing, and are asking for a refund BEFORE you’ve made an honest effort to actually promote it and earn money from it, is that really the product’s fault? In my opinion, it is not. Why not actually learn and try out the marketing methods that the product is teaching you before you call it a “scam?”

Ethan Vanderbuilt concludes his article by restating his general criticisms of the Digital Altitude product, complaining about the high prices, upsells, and pass-up system. He’s looking at this product through an extremely pessimistic perspective, which is unfortunately how unsuccessful people respond to bad things that happen to them. I’ll give you an example:

Let’s say you’re at the grocery store, and when you get back to you car, it won’t start. What’s the more productive way to respond to that bad situation:

A.) Cussing out loud, insisting that your car company scammed you, and sitting in the driver’s seat for hours, pouting

B.) Immediately checking for a dead battery, engine health, and calling your insurance company for roadside assistance

Obviously, B. Now, what if you didn’t know that insurance companies have roadside assistance programs? What could you do? Get on Google, and search for “what to do when your car won’t start.” But what if you don’t have a mobile phone? Ask someone else to use theirs. The minute you stop thinking and stop trying to “invent your way out of the box” in order to solve the problem of your car not starting, you’re dead. Basic rule of survival.

The number one reason people aren’t successful with businesses like Digital Altitude  is because they get so discouraged that they assume it’s impossible to make money with them, and they stop the mental process of trying to invent solutions like I just described above. If you continue this process, even in the face of overwhelmingly discouraging odds, it becomes statistically impossible for you to be unsuccessful. That’s just a cold hard fact.

So in the end, in my opinion, Ethan Vanderbuilt’s review of Digital Altitude only serves two very harmful purposes:

  • It discourages people who might otherwise have started an immediately lucrative online business from even starting one to begin with (leveraging top-tier systems like Digital Altitude has historically been proven to be the fastest way to make money online)
  • It further encourages people to feel discouraged in the face of easily-beatable obstacles (high prices, a 14-day return policy, etc.)

Can you ethically and lucratively make money with Digital Altitude? Oh yes you can: just setup a Facebook ad like the one in the two examples I listed above, talk to your prospective customers, and show them all of the ways you’re currently making money with Digital Altitude. If you’re not already making money with the system, just show your potential customers how OTHER people are doing it. Once you adopt this strategy and get a wide enough network of successful customers, they’ll start earning YOU pass-up commissions, and both of you will make money. Perfect, rapid, legitimate business.

That pretty much covers my response to the concerns Ethan Vanderbuilt raises in his review… as well as the concerns raised in pretty much every other “review on the first page of Google.” Now to be honest, I have nothing but respect for Ethan Vanderbuilt. He’s a very fun, likeable character, and his branding is excellent: who wouldn’t remember “The Mighty Ethan Vanderbuilt: Stopper of Internet Scams?” In my opinion, Ethan published the most thorough negative review of Digital Altitude…

so why don’t we now target some of the less thorough ones?

I’m now about to show you the biggest hypocrisy you will ever see in internet marketing. Why don’t we do a little google search for “Digital Altitude Scam,” and see what types of results we find, shall we?

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Google SEO
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Google SEO

This is the first page of Google for the query “Digital Altitude Scam” as of 1/19/2017 Now, I want you to pay careful attention here. These are all of the “negative” or “scam” reviews of Digital Altitude:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Google SEO
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Google SEO

Why don’t we take a closer look at these webpages?

Coming up strong at number 7 is the legendary scam-buster himself. I’ve already discussed Ethan Vanderbuilt’s review in detail, and a lot of these negative reviews make the same points that he does, so I don’t feel the need to go as in depth as I did with Ethan’s review, but I will bring up unique nuances of each review as I see fit.

Let’s start out at the top of the list:

factsaboutinternetmarketing.com’s Response: “Beware of This High-Ticket Scam”

Ewwwwww. Just looking at that headline and knowing that I’m going to have to list it on a WordPress page makes me cringe. I can see a big red flag about this website right off the bat, without even reading the review itself: this website’s domain name was chosen intentionally to rank higher in search engines-a telltale sign that this is a Wealthy Affiliate blog. I’m willing to bet $10 that the owner of this website used Jaaxy (a keyword research tool) to specifically find a low-competition long-tail search query related to internet marketing that they could use as the name of their website.

A long tail search query is a long string of words that contain a specific keyword or set of keywords. Long-tail search queries are especially easy to rank for in Google. 70% of all Google searches are long-tail keyword phrases, and if you are the only person who owns a webpage that is search-engine-optimized for a specific long tail keyword phrase… you might as well count on being at the top of Google’s search results.

The Wealthy Affiliate course specifically teaches its army of promotional bloggers to choose long-tail search queries for website names. If you see a website titled “howtomakealotofmoneyonline.com” or “internetmarketingscamreviews.com,” you can be almost certain that you’re staring down another Wealthy Affiliate crony (Holy Jesus, I’m at over 7,000 words, I have so much to say about this product! ^^). Be on the lookout for these.

Anyways, with regards to the substance of factsaboutinternetmarketing.com’s Digital Altitude review, the article writer, John Worthy’s review pretty much consists of a string of negative adjectives, a description of how the product is setup, and the same concerns that Ethan Vanderbuilt had about the company. Namely:

  • That Digital Altitude is a pyramid scheme
  • That Digital Altitude’s creator has a “history of scam reports” (the source John cites contains only 1 report that has nothing but a dead link and the same complaints that critics of top-tier business systems have in general
  • That you have to *gasp* pay to be an affiliate!

But here’s the kicker…

Remember when I said that this website was setting off my “WAdar” that it is nothing more than a front to recruit people into the Wealthy Affiliate system? Well guess what the writer’s “number 1 recommendation” was for making money online? …

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

There it is, like a deer in the headlights. the reason I wrote this article, and practically everything I dislike about Wealthy Affiliate summed up on one guilty webpage. This entire website clearly:

  • Was created to be a WordPress blog focused on internet marketing (innocent enough of a motive)
  • Chose a long-tail keyword related to internet marketing for its domain name (again, innocent, if a little bit spammy. With Google’s Penquin 4.0 update, websites no longer rank highly for having keywords in their domain name, so this domain name registration technique is now obsolete)
  • Is full of intentionally-negative product reviews (Wealthy Affiliate specifically recommends that its users negatively review as many products as possible, and recommend the Wealthy Affiliate training course as an alternative. This is called brand bashing. I’ve seen many perfectly good informational products like Blogging With John Chow (in my opinion the BEST training course there is for starting your own blog) get negative reviews simply because Wealthy Affiliate users were trying to promote their system instead)
  • Calls Wealthy Affiliate a “free recommendation” when the Wealthy Affiliate product will hardsell you ’till the end of time into purchasing its paid membership.

And you know what’s even more hypocritical?

This Digital Altitude review complains that you have to pay to be a Digital Altitude affiliate, while simultaneously, this reviewer is promoting Wealthy Affiliate: whose affiliate platform you ALSO have to pay to be a member of!

So in a nutshell, in my opinion, “factsaboutinternetmarketing.com” cannot be trusted. It is an entire website full of intentionally negative product reviews, written by an owner who is promoting the Wealthy Affiliate system, a product that is known for teaching its users to create artificial bad publicity around other similar products for the sole purpose of artificially inflating its own publicity.

So that’s one bad review, but what about the others? Let’s take a look at the next one down the list:

barenakedscam.com’s review:

I’ll admit, this one threw me off. I was almost fooled at the site title, ALMOST FOOLED.

…but then I remembered that another tactic Wealthy Affiliate teaches its users is to choose domain names with the word “scam” in the title to make their websites look more credible and legit while also ranking for the most important keyword in product reviews: “scam.” If somebody does a Google search for the phrase “is *product name* a scam” they are already skeptical… and if the website with the word “scam” in its domain name has a product review with the product’s name in it, you can guarantee that the website will rank highly in Google.

And sure enough…

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Aaaaaaaaand

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Same. Exact. Setup.

Keyword-specific domain name? Check.

Website full of “scam” product reviews? Check.

Each “review” leads to a page titled “my number one recommendation” which links right into Wealthy Affiliate? Check.

And his review raises virtually the same complaints against Digital Altitude as factsaboutinternetmarketing.com. Namely:

  • Michael Force has a scamming history (which he, as we’ve already established, does not)
  • Digital Altitude has the same issues as MTTB (in my opinion, both programs are legitimate for similar reasons. I like Digital Altitude more however because it is a better investment, and more newbie friendly. You’ll see why in my conclusion)
  • ZOMG Digital Altitood iz uh scaym, and U shuld By Wealthy Affiliate instead, lolz

Final Verdict on barenakedscam.com? It’s yet another Wealthy Affiliate-promoting “scam review site” carbon copy. Now that’s three reviews down. The next one on the list is Ethan Vanderbuilt’s review which I’ve covered extensively, so why don’t we try the next site on the list:

aworkathomejobs.com’s Response:

Already, just looking at that domain name, red flags are going up. I think we all know what’s coming. You know what? I’m just going to cut to the chase with this one:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Hmmmm… “My #1 Recommendation.” Where have I seen that before? Oh right: every Wealthy Affiliate clone blog ever. And sure enough…

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Yeah, seen it before. Cool story, but no thanks pal. NEXT!

avertscams.com’s Review:

Okay. “scam” in the site title, multiple negative product reviews, I think we all know what’s coming, but before I show you the Wealthy Affiliate sales page that’s sure to exist on this one, this reviewer actually said a few things in his review that piqued my interest:

As you will soon realize, there are no ‘products‘ on sale except membership levels and tools to promote those levels to others.

Umm, I’m pretty sure that 60 hours of video training per Digital Altitude level counts as “products on sale.”

and with regards to Wealthy Affiliate:

There are NO up-sells or offers … EVER! Better still, you can try it out for free. NO credit card details required.

This isn’t true at all. Wealthy Affiliate is BUILT to upsell you into its premium membership. Just look at these emails I’ve been getting from Kyle, the creator:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Smells like upsell to me! Anyways, as predicted, avertscams.com is yet another Wealthy Affiliate funnel website:

This “Yes, Give Me Instant Access” button

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

…Leads to this webpage:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Verdict: yet another Wealthy Affiliate funnel site. Their Digital Altitude review isn’t a review. It’s a biased opinion being shown to you to encourage you to join Wealthy Affiliate. So what should we take away from all of this? Well, let’s look at what we’ve learned so far:

Conclusions:

Why don’t we start out by reviewing a few numbers. Here again is a graphic of the first page of Google’s search results for the query “Digital Altitude Scam” as of 1/19/2017

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Of the 5 results on this page, 5 of them are negative reviews, alleging that Digital Altitude is a scam:

Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam
Digital Altitude: Scam or Legit | Wealthy Affiliate Scam

Of those 5 reviews, ALL OF THEM (save for Ethan Vanderbuilt’s review) are Wealthy Affiliate blog clones.

See what’s being done? The apparent “negative publicity” surrounding Digital Altitude is being artificially created: these “reviews” only exist to SLEAZE you into buying Wealthy Affiliate instead. And of course, all of the Wealthy Affiliate bloggers reading this article are likely to whine that their product is superior to Digital Altitude, that it “teaches you how to build legitimate websites and a legitimate, realistic online business.”

My response to this: oh no the heck it doesn’t.

Let’s say that I, David Warth, am an interested buyer who wants to make money online, and let’s say that I am deciding between Wealthy Affiliate and Digital Altitude (I have tried Wealthy Affiliate for about 6 months, and ultimately chose Digital Altitude instead, but for this example, let’s say that my buying decision comes down to these two products). Here are the thoughts going through my head for each product:

“Okay, Wealthy Affiliate. They have a decent affiliate system going: I’ll get $22.5 per month as a recurring commission for each member I refer, and $125 per year for every yearly membership I recruit. Decent opportunity, their platform teaches customers about blogging and acts as an extended referral scheme: they basically teach you how to make new blogs promoting Wealthy Affiliate. This would be GREAT if they had a 3-tier downline system, where I get referral commissions off of my referrals’ referrals, as well as my referrals’ referrals’ referrals, but unfortunately they do not. If I’m promoting this system as a competent affiliate, my goal is to make money, and I’ll be able to make about $22.5 a month per customer from this system, and let the system train my referrals rather than me training them directly. In my opinion, this decreases the importance of the relationship that I have with my referrals, but this product does focus on teaching customers about blogging, so my referrals will be getting a relatively decent blogging education. In all honesty though, Kyle is incredibly bad at verbally teaching people about blogging and SEO. He goes at about .25X the speed of Brian Dean on his Youtube Channel, BacklinkoTV, who in my opinion teaches SEO at a competently fast rate, and has a superior product to Wealthy Affiliate. I don’t like the videos in this program, but I wouldn’t feel entirely unethical referring it to my customers/fanbase.

I really dislike Wealthy Affiliate’s practice of brand-bashing however. Their system essentially trains people to create “scam review” blogs that negatively review other internet marketing products, and recommend Wealthy Affiliate itself as an alternative. If I start promoting and referring people into the Wealthy Affiliate system, eventually, my referrals will start participating in this behavior by nature of the Wealthy Affiliate training, and their referrals will do the same. And their referrals’ referrals will do the same. And their referrals’ referrals’ referrals will do the same. And this cycle will continue endlessly, its net effect being a decline in sales of all other internet marketing products, which in my opinion is very harmful to the internet marketing industry as a whole. That isn’t exactly a big issue for me-I’ll still be able to make money with the system, $22.5 per month per customer, if I decide to promote it.”

Now let’s look at Digital Altitude:

“Okay, Digital Altitude. It’s obviously a Big-ticket marketing education product. I’ve seen products like this before, a-la MTTB and The Empower Network. I have a huge amount of respect for the business model that these systems implement: they aim to maximize the lifetime value of every customer I refer to them, meaning that I can earn upwards of $52,000 per customer I refer, and up to $127 per month for each customer I refer. From the perspective of which of these two products will be more profitable to me as an affiliate, it’s no contest: Digital Altitude wins hands down. Now the only question is: is it ethical?

In my opinion, the training Digital Altitude teaches is excellent. My customers will definitely know how to setup sales funnels and drive traffic after learning from the Digital Altitude business course. Digital Altitude also has a 3-tiered commission system, which I really like: it incentivizes me to build meaningful relationships with my referrals and help them succeed, because every time they make money, I make money as well (should they decide to become Digital Altitude affiliates after going through the training, which DA as a product gives them an honest, massive incentive to actually do). It does concern me that some people will spend way more money on this system than would be expected for their experience level, but since I’m such a supportive and encouraging sponsor, I’ll definitely reach out to them to make sure that they’re actually marketing in the correct manner. After all-I’m making money every time they’re making money, and if I recruit people with deep pockets, I can show them all of the premier traffic generation methods I know of, and since these people probably won’t be broke 19 year-olds like yours truly, they’ll make a ton of money, and I’ll make a ton of money as well from having sponsored them. And as long as I write an article on the truth about Digital Altitude that shows readers how people are making money with DA and exposes the false negative publicity being generated by Wealthy Affiliate for what it actually is, they’ll be able to send their referrals to my article, and promote the system with good conscience.”

Final buying verdict: “although the Wealthy Affiliate system teaches a traffic generation method with more longevity: the creation of websites, promoting the Digital Altitude system will generate a much faster and higher amount of money than promoting the Wealthy Affiliate system. I can build my Digital Altitude empire to have longevity by creating my own personal blogging website about my business (a skill I learned MUCH MORE efficiently from the Blogging With John Chow product than I did from the Wealthy Affiliate product by nature of John Chow being a much better and more articulate speaker than Kyle and Carson from Wealthy Affiliate) and ultimately, anyone who wants to copy my success will also see by nature of the arguments I’m presenting in my Digital Altitude review article that DA is clearly the best choice for anyone who wants to grow and scale an online business very rapidly.

My Final Decision? I will be purchasing and promoting Digital Altitude, not Wealthy Affiliate. I do not agree with Wealthy Affiliate’s business tactics, and I can make way more money with Digital Altitude.”

Is Digital Altitude a Scam?

So, to sum everything up, (and good grief, I’m at over 9,000 words!) No, Digital Altitude is not a scam:

  • It has been wrongfully criticized as a recruiting scheme.
    • It is clearly not such a scheme: Digital Altitude is a marketing education course. It offers valuable content that is designed to train its users into becoming industry experts, leaders, and the world’s top marketers: people like John Chow, Jeremy Shoemaker, and Neil Patel, people with a skill set that companies are willing to pay $10,000 an hour for. The company strategically offers its own system to these newly-educated business leaders as the first affiliate system they’ll be offered to promote, which in my opinion is wise from a marketing perspective: industry leaders are more likely to recommend the very products they themselves learned from, thereby making these products’ creators more money
      • In addition, recruiting schemes are in-and-of-themselves not inherently harmful to individual people. Since humans will naturally keep reproducing faster than products can be sold, the world will never run out of new customers to sell products to. Worst case scenario, the Federal Reserve itself will be the last customer to buy Digital Altitude, and since the Federal Reserve itself actually prints money, in the extremely unlikely event that this transaction actually happened, the Federal Reserve would not lose any money by making this single purchase, thereby disproving the theory that recruitment schemes even exist.
  • Digital Altitude has been criticized to be very hard/impossible to make money with.
    • Again, this is not the case. Ordinary people without a lot of money are using social media marketing campaigns like the one I mentioned earlier in this article (the very same type that Digital Altitude teaches you in its education courses) to make thousands of dollars by promoting Digital Altitude within the course of a few months.
  • Digital Altitude’s high prices have been criticized.
    • The high prices of Digital Altitude are, in my opinion, negligible. Once you start making money from the system, you’ll naturally be able to reinvest your profits into purchasing higher level products at no overall cost to you. In addition, the high prices of the Digital Altitude products create a massive incentive to resell it as an affiliate: a smart move on Digital Altitude’s part in marketing itself to marketers
  • High-ticket products like Digital Altitude are criticized for being harmful to society as a whole, and don’t “give anything of value” back to the people
    • Umm… no. The marketing training you receive from products like this is the single most sought-after skill in the world. In addition, a society is simply a group of individual people, and if individual people are benefiting from a system, society benefits as a whole. If anything, the only loser in this situation is the government itself, because financially free individuals are no longer enslaved by the perceived value of money, a scheme that the government is using to trick people into spending their entire lives working as SLAVES. I seriously want you to think about this for a second. If a cave man from the stone age saw you work 7 hours worth of grueling, difficult labor for nothing but a piece of paper, he would be LAUGHING at you. By believing that these pieces of paper have value, and believing that honest, difficult work is the only legitimate way to obtain it, we are allowing ourselves to become ENSLAVED to jobs which are designed to keep us working until the end of our lives, with only the promise of a retirement pension keeping us going. But what if, after all that effort, you were told that you wouldn’t be getting a pension? Would you be pissed? I sure would be. And the sad fact is, if you weren’t given a pension, there is no way you would be able to take back all those years you spent working. So why not take your opportunity now to at least LEARN internet marketing, even if you do so from a free blog like davidwarth.net, before you run out time and die before you take such an opportunity?

Final Thoughts:

If you want to make money with Digital Altitude, you have to be willing to try. The NUMBER 1 reason people fail with this system is that they didn’t actually do the marketing that the system teaches you how to do. In other words, they didn’t use the system as it was intended to be used. They didn’t follow the steps. This is NOT a “make money at the click of a button” system unless you fall into the first of the following 2 circumstances. There are 2 ways to successfully make money by promoting Digital Altitude:

  • Invest $12,000 into the system, then buy email solo advertising from a reputable source to grow your own email list (I happen to be friends with the best email solo ad vendor in the world. If you join my email list through the sidebar on the right of this page, I’ll refer you to him if you like.). Once your email list is large enough, you’ll be able to send out email broadcasts that literally earn you thousand-dollar commissions at the click of a button.
  • Invest $1 into the system, and start growing your online business from the ground up. This is cheaper, but it involves more work. You will need to:
    • Have a professional-looking communication outlet for yourself that allows you to speak directly to your fans and potential customers, preferably a blog like davidwarth.net, because you’ll be able to publish articles on it. You can also use a social media account as your main communication outlet with your potential customers, but websites are typically the way to go, because there’s no risk of your website being deleted.
    • Establish yourself on your website/social media account/communicative outlet as an expert in your industry. This is easily done if your media outlet contains informative videos/articles/posts. It’s best to present yourself as an expert rather than a “relatable newbie” because I’ve noticed that adults tend to be attracted to other successful adults, while children/teenagers like me tend to be attracted to useful information. By presenting yourself as an expert, you are marketing yourself to BOTH age groups.
    • Attract visitors to this website/social media account/communication outlet, and convince them to join your fan/reader base. Your list of subscribers is your most valuable asset, because at the click of a button, you can send this list an affiliate offer. If you look at YouTubers who make money from their videos, their channels are only as profitable as their subscriber count. Internet marketing works the exact same way.
    • Sell useful products to your list. If you’re promoting Digital Altitude, this is the phase where you sell your subscribers the system. This is best done in an interactive manner where you can talk to people one-on-one. This is why webinars are so effective, because you can have individual conversations with multiple people at once.

After you get your online business going with one of these two foundational startup methods, businesses typically become more complex, and become more of an art than a science. As for the actual work involved, with the second method, you’ll be setting up a website, setting up and monitoring advertisement platforms like Facebook Ads/adwords, writing email broadcasts, and talking to other names in your industry in an effort to get mentioned. All of this is done on your own time, and if done efficiently, can be accomplished and start making you money in about 1 week. The reason people fail in this industry is because they either didn’t have the startup money to take the easy route, or they don’t have the motivation to actually start “producing,” i.e. setting up Facebook ads, talking to interested buyers, writing articles, etc.

People who don’t have this kind of motivation often make excuses, call the products they buy scams, and often whine incessantly about how much money they either lost or haven’t made. One of my Digital Altitude colleagues Nick Anderson satirizes this mentality very humorously in this video:

Digital Altitude Scam

So what’s to learn about all of this? If you want to make money, even EASY fast money, you’ve got to actually follow through. You’ve got to actually be willing to learn and do.

Unless you have access to $20,000, this is NOT a “make money at the click of a button” system.

Ultimately, the buying decision of whether to participate in Digital Altitude is yours. It’s your money, and therefore your right to choose how to spend it. In my opinion, marketing is the single most powerful and valuable skill a person could have. Marketing is not the science of how to “present yourself” or how to “write a good advertisement.” It is the science of knowing how to get in front of the faces of as many people as possible and influence their thinking and behavior. Effective marketing has been the driving force behind some of the greatest events in history like the American Revolution. It has also been the driving force behind some of the most deadly events in history like The Holocaust and the spread of the Nazi German empire.

The truth is, internet marketers are the pioneers of the modern day. We are some of the freest, wealthiest people in the world because we have tons of time, tons of money, and can access our entire businesses from anywhere with a wi-fi connection or cellular data. We can literally do anything we want.

Want to become famous? Do like Tai Lopez and purchase $18 Million worth of YouTube advertising.

Want to start a war? Pay a team of nuclear engineers to develop your own personal Manhattan Project-level military arsenal.

Want to feed millions of starving people? Pay a team of biomedical engineers to build hydroponic technology designed to grow crops like Mike Dillard has done.

Want to go on a cruise? Pay $4,000 and take your family on a cruise.

If having this level of freedom is something that you want to have, the fastest, highest-paying, easiest way to get it is by joining my Digital Altitude marketing team. They have the highest-paying, most newbie friendly system in the industry which you can start making money from at the lowest $1 level. I am one of the few sponsors in the world who will actually work with you 1-on-1 to build a successful and profitable marketing campaign that will actually get you sales.

If you want to buy a copy of Digital Altitude for the discount price of $1, be specifically placed on my marketing team, and make thousands of dollars online the RIGHT way, click here.

Happy Marketing!

-David Warth