Name: SFM or Six Figure Mentors
Owners: Stuart and Jay
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100
I joined the Six Figure Mentors one month ago. I watch an ad on YouTube and got interested in their product.
They promised a 30-day money-back guarantee and the initial workshop was free. So I signed up and watched the workshop, still interested and then signed up to become a member.
I stayed a member for 29 days and tested their system and asked for my money back and here is why.
The product that they sell at SFM is an all in one platform (which is not entirely true) for creating a profitable online business.
Once you become a Premium Member ($297 and then $97/month) then they tell you about their Digital Business Lounge.
You are made a free member here, so no real advantage, you could have joined there for free without signing for SFM.
To take full benefit of the Digital Business Lounge you need to become a paying member for $49/month.
You get a dedicated person assigned to you that you believe is there to help you, but his real job is to guide you through their sales funnel and upsell the high-end stuff.
So I will be going through with you what my experience is with SFM
SFM is for anyone with their own business that wants to get an online presence or people that want to start an online business from scratch.
Training is organised via the SFM platform, the Digital Business Lounge platform and you also get access to the Linkedin training platform.
This doesn't make for an easy learning experience and I have found myself lost at many times.
Also, the SFM community is set up in a Facebook group, the digital business lounge community is set up in the digital business lounge.
Members from the Digital Business Lounge are not necessarily members of SFM. So all of this makes it a lot harder to navigate to the system.
Training that is provided through webinars can be followed live or watched on a recorded version. The webinars are done over and over on the same topic with a different audience of course.
For me sitting through these webinars that can take over 2 hours, is a very long stretch. Maybe because I don't need to be motivated and I am more a doer than listening to the same story over and over again.
That said the training had good information in it and I learned a lot from it, but the same information you can get from other places, much, much cheaper.
SFM has a support system that works well. There are actually three systems of support. The SFM support, the DBL (Digital Business Lounge) support and support through Facebook groups.
I used the different support avenues myself extensively and they work well.
The only thing I think they can do better is to integrate everything into one platform.
I say this because in the SFM sales pitch they advertise the benefits that the DBL platform provides. If you want to get more benefits from the DBL platform, you can either become a paid member with DBL or do an upsell in SFM.
Again all of this is very confusing.
Free workshop to start with.
SFM is a mentor system build on top of the DBL.
The integration is confusing, to say the least.
The upselling is done through a nifty system. They have you create your website, you put time and effort into it.
You get to the training were you learn how to market your website and they give you a choice, you can either market it the old fashion way through writing content and promoting it on social media or you pay $2500 and we show you how you can do it quicker.
It is putting people in a place where they have to make the decision, pay the money and get the knowledge about how to do it in an easier way or start writing posts and get ranked on Google.
SMF still advises you to write content or have others write content for you, for a price obviously.
Then on top of that, they have other business systems that can range up to $20,000.
What I didn't like about SMF, was that you had to pay extra for a lot of other things and it wasn't a real platform that had everything covered.
For me, it wasn't worth it. I had to fork out thousands of dollars for creating an online business and then focus mainly on paid advertising.
In my opinion, It is better to create a sustainable online business that works now and in the future. This can be done through the Wealthy Affiliate platform, which is 100 times better and 100 times cheaper to us.
The DBL platform, in my opinion, is a cheap copy of the Wealthy Affiliate platform and the SFM platform they created to be able to upsell their mentoring facilities.
Yes, I know that the system works and that you can make money out of it.
Is it worth it, I don't think so? Not when you have got Wealthy Affiliate.