Mentoring For Free Scam and Michael Dlouhy
Someone posted here about the Five Pillars in a negative response to a post from a distributor in another company.
I checked out the link in the poster's tagline and found that it led back to a landing page / funnel page for a business called "Mentoring For Free". I am always skeptical when a page has no info about the actual product being promoted, and offers something for nothing ( like the Success in 10 Steps book ).
Mentoring for Free and Success in 10 Steps is by Michael Dlouhy. Is Mentoring for Free a scam? I don't know, but I'm going to break it down.
If you enter Michael Dlouhy's name in Google with the word scam next to it you get 52,700 resutls. That doesn't mean there are 52,700 pages about a Michael Dlouhy scam - just that there are that many pages that contain all of those words.
According to different pages, Michael Dlouhy is an MLM "guru" and a conversational hypnotist.
The Mentoring for Free program is not free. If you are part of the pro version, it will cost you 19.95 a month. The program supposedly offers:
Live Training Calls. Learn the 4 personality types. Saturday night mastermind call. Learn about compensation plans. Learn how to do your due diligence. And learn how to talk with prospects.
Does that require a monthly fee? Couldn't it all be included in a free mentoring guide? Isn't calling it "Mentoring for Free" a bit ...scammy... if it's not really free?
It turns out that the "Five Pillars' touted by the program ( and quoted in the negative post ) conveniently match the company Vitamark - which is also the company Michael Dlouhy is promoting along with the program.
To me, the Mentoring for Free program seems just like Vemma Builder or any of the other secondary marketing programs that are springing up to not only boost sales for the company, but also create an additional revenue stream for the promoter/marketer/*guru* ( as in Michael Dlouhy )
One very well written review said: "If you are in Michael’s company Vitamark, MFF may be a decent option for you if you can handle being deceptive and you don’t mind busting your ass to brand someone else and getting no compensation for it. My advice: RUN when you see Mentoring for Free or Michael Dhloughy."
I did not see one positive review of Mentoring for Free that was not written by someone promoting...Mentoring for Free.
If part of the MFF program is posting lemming like comments about other peoples companies, which is what triggered me here, I definitely consider it to be scammy at best, and douchebaggery at the worst.