Thursday, May 3, 2007

YTB scam

YTB scam

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.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have thoroughly covered all the aspects of why YTB is destined to become the Greatest Company EVER! Great Job!

Bob
Team Rockin'

Anonymous said...

Yeahm he really covered it well...like all MLM's, the product or service is incidental and the goal is to recruit more suckers....the numbers don't lie - except for a few at the top, no one is making any money with this company or any other MLM....but, of course you gotta keep up the facade, smille, and act "as-if" it is the greatest company and you are striking gold...horse shit....YTB is going down

Anonymous said...

What a load of crap! Your so full of it your eyes are brown! YTB is a criminal enterprise that is going to go down and take all of the dumbass suckers stupid enough to pay this company with it. Boy are you YTB suckers stupid!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's see:

Largest class action suit against an MLM filed by the CA AG's office. YTB had 18 months to get into compliance and thumbed their noses at Brown.

2 class action lawsuits.

1 Federal lawsuit.

Meridian Bank, YTB's bank under cease and desist order.

Complaints are mounting against them by the BBB.

Illinois AG is investigating them.

Stock closed at 0.56 today.

Great company to work for! ROTFLMAO!

Anonymous said...

YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T WORK THE PROGRAM...TOO BAD I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE NOT ONLY MAKING MONEY BUT HAVING FUN TOO!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS A FACT!!! BOB CRISP WHO WORKS WITH LOU BROCK IS A CON MAN CROOK... HE SCAMED MILLIONS I WAS THERE... LOOK OUT LOU, BOB CRISP WILL TAKE YOU TO THE CLEANERS AND OTHERS AND SPLIT... HE IS A REAL NASTY MAN WITH A MOTIVE TO HURT AND BREAK PEOPLE... FIRST RATE CON MAN... HE IS THE WORLDS BEST!!!

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Roxana said...

YTB is a great company and it will continue to grow despite all the attacks.

YTB-Your Travel Biz said...

It doesn't really matter what the YTB bashers have to say, there are plenty of open minded people who will see YTB for the great opportunity that it is.

Dave said...

YTB is loosing RTA's and directors at rapid rates. YTB can't even match our company. YTB might have been good at one time, but that time has long since past.

Most RTA's are doing what is smart and moving. If you really like YTB stay. If you are not happy with YTB and want to help the wallet LEAVE!!
After all in this article they basically tell you know one can move through the power team.

Anonymous said...

YTB is a scam. I was a former representative. The YTB prices are not the lowest price in the travel business. You spend more money on advertising instead of earning more money for yourself. When I cancelled the services the employee was very rude. Is all about recruiting and also qualifies a percentage off from your YTB website when you recruit a person who joins in. The flowers YTB advertised is unattractive you can get a better quality from Teleflora and others popular florist and not over price unlike YTB. I know others who no longer worked for YTB because is all about recruiting the company gains wealth. Most of the people that I have known are still holding two jobs that’s a couple from YTB they make it sound like they successful YTB business associate? Those who choose to stay and work for YTB needs to open their eyes. YTB is a scram.

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