New Life Profits, by Michelle Mathews, is a work at home program promising people the chance to earn $379 a day. For only $99.00, they promise you the ability to be financially independent while being your own boss working from your own home.
New Life Profits promotes the business opportunity of link posting – or, as they call it, a “Search Engine Agent” – which is actually a form of affiliate marketing. According to Michelle Mathews, you are paid by major corporations to post links which advertise their products. Unfortunately, this is not the whole story.
The truth is that you become an affiliate of a corporation, in which you strike a deal where you pay to post advertising links for them, and if someone clicks that link and purchases the product from the company, you are given a percentage of the purchase price. Instead of “being paid to post links” you are really given a commission whenever the link you paid to post results in a sale.
Now, affiliate marketing is a legitimate work at home business and people do earn money doing this kind of work, however the fact that New Life Profits would mislead their customers concerning the nature of the business they are trying to sell is not a good sign.
Other Warning Signs
First, New Life Profits is being promoted by a fake news site, which is a type of advertisement that attempts to pass itself off as a local news organization doing a story on this work at home opportunity. Fake news sites are in the process of being banned by the FTC for their purposely deceptive and misleading practices. Consumers should be wary of businesses that are associated with them.
Second, this business is represented by “Michelle Mathews,” who is likely a fake persona created simply for the purpose of promoting work at home business opportunities. Unfortunately, this name has been associated with so many scam operations in the past, that it is a terrible sign another company would so willingly choose to use this name in association with their product.
The same goes for the infamous “Kelly Richards” featured in the fake news site. Kelly Richards and her blog have been used in almost every major fake news advertisement in the last year or two. At this point, the use of that name is as big a warning sign as anything else.
The Bottom Line
While New Life Profits does have an “Iron Clad 8 Week Refund Policy,” the details of that policy are very particular. You must be able to prove that you logged into their system and attempted to use it for 20 days before you are eligible to request a refund. At that time, your use of the system and the results will be analyzed before the company decides whether or not to honor your request.
This is a pretty difficult refund policy to begin with, made even more difficult by the fact that multiple customers complain that after they paid $99.00 they were sent a login name and password which failed to log them into the system, and even after days of calling and emailing customer service, they still were unable to login.
Though this failure to login was clearly not their fault, by New Life Profits’ company policy this means those customers would be ineligible for their refund. With all the evidence combined, consumers should stay far away from this product.