If you type in YTB scam into Google, you will likely see the Scam.com board. This board should not be trusted because no matter what anyone says, the moderator's goal is to bash YTB and every other network marketing company, no matter how legitimate the opportunity is.
No matter what anyone says, there is no YTB scam. I have been in YTB since October. At first, I just joined for the travel side of the business. I quickly started making money because all of my friends and family like to travel, and started booking on my website.
Some say the YTB scam is that it is a card mill. I don't find that to be true at all. I do get travel perks, but I treat my travel business as just that- a travel business. I give everyone I know my business card with my travel site. I've been on several trips where I have gotten a discount for being in the travel industry. In fact, for our honeymoon/wedding in the Dominican Republic- we're getting a $399 room/night for $179- can't beat that! We're staying there for 2 weeks now because of the great deal! Sound like a YTB scam? I don't think so.
Now, on the marketing side of the business, it is an ingenious product. Definitely no YTB scam here! You are not begging people to do things they wouldn't normally do. If my price was the same or cheaper, everyone I know would book on my site.
Some say that the YTB scam is that you can't compete with big names like Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity. Here's the thing, you don't have to. You will earn extra money each month for basically doing nothing more than telling people to go to my website. You can make as much money as you want selling travel, it is up to you how you run your business. If you tell everyone you know (family, friends, co-workers, friends of friends) you have a pretty good client base. I just made $100 off of booking one cabin on a cruise for a college student's spring break trip. Sound like there's a YTB scam?
Nope. I think it's a pretty sweet deal! There's no inventory, no quota or requirement to book a certain amount of travel each month. Not to mention, the money I save using my credentials is just extra money in my pocket. So- the concept is pretty easy to introduce to other people. Definitely no YTB scam here!
BUT, if you want to succeed in the marketing business of YTB, you are going to have to work. This is a business, and far too many people I know treat it as a job, or worse- they have some sort of "entitlement" attitude- I paid $500, so I should automatically become a millionaire in 6 months. Not how it works. But these entitlement people are the ones posting to Scam.com and hollering that there is a YTB scam.
Not a single one of those people dedicated all of their free time for a year to make the business work. Not a one! I am an attorney by day. I work my tail off until 7pm, come home and work my YTB business until 1 or 2 in the morning- and on weekends? Yep- YTB all day. Doing that consistently for a year will lay a terrific foundation, and I WILL be able to live on just my YTB income within 2 years. Do you see a YTB scam? No. Just a solid business opportunity that can change your life if you put in the time, effort, and yes, money- to succeed.
Others say that the YTB scam is that you have to be a good sales person to succeed. That you have to be able to speak in front of a crowd. Thanks to internet marketing, you can succeed in this business even if you aren't good at selling. I get e-mails every day from people who are interested in the business- I don't cold call anyone. Hopefully by now you are seeing that there really isn't a YTB scam, just a bunch of people whining because they couldn't get something for nothing- or become a millionaire without lifting a finger.
Still not done with the naysayers arguments, some say the YTB scam is the $500 sign up fee. You get your own travel business for $500- who can beat that? Other sites may be cheaper, but don't assume they are all of the same. YTB has incredible training resources- training from vendors, training on marketing, plus YTB has incredible partnerships with huge vendors like Hotels.Com and Carnival.
For those who think that the fact that the program costs money, indicates that there is a YTB scam. I hope that I'm not telling you something you don't already know, but you WILL NOT make money without spending money- it just doesn't work that way. McDonald's and FedEx required money to start up- why is any other business any different?
Still others argue that the YTB scam is that the only "emphasis" is on selling travel sites- This is by far the silliest thing I've heard. If you are looking on the internet for information on YTB of course you are going to primarily see marketing sites. YTB Travel Reps are marketing TRAVEL not the YTB business opportunity. Start looking for travel deals, and you'll see more travel sites! Look for information on YTB and you'll find lots of sites on the YTB opportunity. Surely you are now laughing at the idea of a YTB scam now.
I will say that you do need to do your due diligence.