Not long ago, I saw a YouTuber discussing about how he make money online with Yoonla. From the screen, it looks quite profitable so it’s natural to think that this is some kind of get-rich-quick scheme. Is Yoonla a scam or a legit type of opportunity? That’s what this review is all about so read on.
Yoonla at a Glance
- Yoonla is an online program and membership site that promotes income generation through the CPA (click per action) model. If you are new to this term, it basically means that rewards are paid based on actions such as clicking ads, entering emails or phone numbers by the prospective customers. This allows the companies involved to build their customer base while publishers like you earn commissions for referring leads without having to sell anything.
- The platform was launched in 2016 by founder Reno Van Boven and claims to have more than 1 million members to date. Currently, it’s operating at its second phase of development which is called Yoonla Evolve, something like a 2.0 version.
- Inside the program, there’s the starter membership which provides step-by-step tutorials and some marketing materials. Then, there’s the premium area called Yoonla Elite that gives access to more advanced training, marketing tools and private groups. Hint – profitability is made from recruiting users to this premium package.
How Much Does It Cost
Since the whole business idea is about building an email list, there are a few things to know and also invest in. For the most part, the training on this subject is entirely free and that’s also one of the reasons why so many people sign up for this program in the first place.
However, to get the email funnel set up (according to Yoonla), you’ll need;
A landing page – This is basically a web page that displays the CPA offers and to create this, you’ll need to set up a business account with Yahoo Small Business. This will give you a domain, web hosting and a publishing platform.
If you sign up for the annual plan, the Advanced hosting fee is $5.89 per month and the domain is given free for that year. A cheaper hosting package is available, but it will not do because the features aren’t compatible with the Yoonla app that’s needed to get the website functioning.
An autoresponder – Another service that is needed to collect and distribute emails for campaigns. For this, Yoonla partners with GetResponse and they offer several packages to choose from.
Besides the price, what you need to consider here is the list size, starting from the minimum of 1000 emails. If you are new to email marketing, you can always start with the basic which is $15 per month and upgrade when necessary.
At this stage, the investment would be (at least) $20.89 per month to get the funnel started and that’s a pretty decent amount if you asked me. Needless to say, Reno is affiliated to these services so when you sign up through the provided links, he’ll earn some commissions in return.
Now that you know, the next step is execution.
Free Starter Membership Offers
As mentioned earlier, the training is free so I am not going to walk through every single details. Suffice to say, there are 7 steps in the tutorials that will show you how to integrate all the information from Yahoo and GetResponse to create a custom landing page that has your affiliate link in it.
All the steps are clearly outlined with video instruction and there’s caption available to help you understand the setup process better.
In the training, there’s also pre-written email sequence (a total of 15 in which some are locked unless you upgrade to Elite) and three comprehensive PDF guides for YouTube, Facebook and Instagram marketing. Clearly, these seem to be the routes that you’ll be using to get traffic to your landing page.
Interestingly, there are 10 additional short videos that explain about affiliate marketing in general, so you’ll get a glimpse of other income models besides just CPA. The information, however is nothing spectacular as most of them can be found everywhere online.
How Much Can You Earn
The first form of commission is through lead generation. If your visitors are coming the following countries, you’ll earn $4 per lead.
- United States
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
Elsewhere, you’ll earn $2 per lead except for the countries below that can only join as Elite members.
Apparently, Vietnam and Philippines aren’t allowed into the Yoonla program due to high levels of internet fraud.
Now, when any of these leads join the Elite membership that’s worth $297, you’ll earn additional commission of $60 per sale. If you multiplied by the number of sign ups you get on a daily basis, all these numbers can quickly add up, thus producing all the mesmerizing profits that we often see online.
Scam or Legit? Well…
After going through the ins and outs, Yoonla is clearly not a scam because you are actually paying for professional companies like Yahoo and GetResponse for real services. In the event that you decide to ditch the program, you can still keep all these accounts and do something else with them, as long as you are a subscriber.
The fact that you are getting most of the training for free is also a bonus. At the very least, you’ll learn how to buy a domain and set up an autoresponder which is helpful to know in any type of online business moving forward.
The CPA earning model is also legitimate, yet unlike other companies, I find that Yoonla is more lenient in accepting members as long as they meet the criteria. While the lead commissions aren’t superb, they are decent and Reno doesn’t hype too much about the money-making process either.
However, what most beginners aren’t aware from the beginning is that they need to pay for traffic in order to get leads. This is also a legitimate marketing method, but it can potentially be a costly one if you don’t know anything about niche behaviors, targeted keywords and most importantly, setting a realistic budget.
Surprisingly, both of these topics weren’t mentioned at all in the 7 steps tutorial and there appears to be a big question mark on what to do next after you’ve set up everything. Even if paid method is the way to go, there’s no structural training (PDF guides don’t count) within the platform to educate you on this subject matter.
Meanwhile, the training is also biased whereby you are only taught to promote Yoonla exclusively. This might be relevant if the person is passionate about the make-money-online niche, but let’s face it, everyone has different interests and topics that they like to share online. Even though it is said that the same technique can be applied to promote other digital products, I don’t see any resources pointing to this topic either.
The only thing that seems to be very clear from most reviewers is how much money they are making from the system and using that nation as a dangling carrot to recruit you into the program. In most cases, this could result in two types of situations;
- People aren’t interested because money-waving on the internet is notably a red flag for scams (even though it is not).
- People might be interested to join, but when they realized the limitations of the program, whether it’s training, geographical or niche related, they are likely to lose the enthusiasm and pursue something else.
Essentially, the choice is yours. If you are still keen to go ahead with the somewhat lucrative CPA model, Yoonla is risk-free to try. However, if you have a different niche in mind and are more interested in promoting physical products using free traffic, then my recommended platform would be a better choice.
Here’s what you’ll benefit as a member;
- WordPress hosting up to 25 domains.
- Keyword research tool to boost rankings on Google.
- Learn to create engaging content in any type of niche.
- Action-based tutorials and weekly live webinars on the latest internet marketing topics.
- A ton of friendly community support.
I hope this review has made it clearer about what Yoonla is and isn’t. At the very least, you know that making money online requires some investment in tools and knowledge to produce results. For all that, if you are stuck at any point in making a decision, feel free to reach out to me within Wealthy Affiliate and I would be more than happy to help out.
Questions – Have you used Yoonla or tried other CPA companies before? Please leave your comments in the space below so we can all learn from the experience.