Brand Builders – Is it a Scam?

Brand Builders Review

Name: Brand Builders

Website: brandbuilders.io

Price: $599 – $4,799 (plus $50/month on half of the plans)

Owner: Andrew James and John Haver

I learned about Brand Builders when I was doing my review on Brand Builder Bootcamp. They sound the same but they are two different programs. Here I will show you all the program has to offer, and whether or not you should invest in it.

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What is Brand Builders?

Brand Builders is a program that teaches you how to make money online with Amazon affiliate marketing and/or FBA selling. There are steps you follow through the courses for each of the options. Here is a breakdown of both of them…

Part 1: Brand Builders Affiliate Marketing

  • In this step they show you how to choose a niche, build a website using WordPress, and start writing content.
  • The tough part about this step is choosing the right niche for you. I recommend you choose a niche you are passionate about.
  • You learn about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), how to drive traffic, keyword research, building a list, etc.
  • They claim they will write the content for you with copywriting and also do the keyword research for you. These are the most important things about a website. However, it is possible the content would not be of good quality, and that is what Google looks for in a good website. You still have to do your own marketing as well (which is the hardest thing to do).

Part 2: Brand Builders for FBA

  • FBA stands for Fulfillment by Amazon. It is where people send their products to the Amazon warehouse store. Amazon takes care of shipping and handling, as well as customer service for you. When you do this you have to invest more money in the beginning because you have to buy the products first, unless you already own them.
  • There is a 4 step process they teach you about FBA. It covers Niche and Demographic Analysis, Front and Back-End Web Design, Content and On-Page Optimization, and Backlink Profile Development.

It is going to take A LOT of work, time, and dedication to create your business successfully. I have been to the website, and I find it hard to believe that all their reviews have 5 stars. Either they are the perfect program, or they are not being completely honest.

How Much Does Brand Builders Cost?

There is nothing free about this program. There are 3 plans to choose from if you want to join either the Affiliate Marketing program or the FBA program. For a detailed explanation of what comes with the Affiliate Marketing and FBA plans click here.

Affiliate Marketing Plans:

Essential – $699

Standard – $1,899 + $50/month

Premium – $3,999 + $50/month

FBA Plans:

Brand Registry Basic – $599

Brand Launch – $2,799

Big Brand Domination – $4,799 + $50/month

As you can see, there is an upfront cost to join each program and half of them have a monthly payment as well to keep it going. It is WAY too pricey for my taste.

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Pre-Made Turnkey Affiliate Websites

You have the option to purchase pre-made websites for $1,295 each. They include…

  • Domain name
  • 1 year of hosting (after that you have to pay for it)
  • Homepage and logo design
  • Premium Theme and Plug-ins (needed for all websites)
  • 10,000 words of niche related content (isn’t as much as you think)
  • SEO Optimization
  • Lead Magnet Creation
  • Opt-in forms
  • It will be indexed in search engines

The quality of these websites is very bland and they all look similar. Wouldn’t you want to make your website your own? With your own flare and personality?

They also have lots of training videos to keep you going as well. This is used just to get you started for about the first year or less. You will eventually have to pay to keep it going, and you will have to pay for marketing (PPC, ads on social media, etc.). I also do NOT think you will make over $1,000/month consistantly (with the website pictured to the right) if you purchase it. You will have to work on it to keep profiting. Google likes quality content, and these websites may be of good quantity but not quality.

Brand Builders Support

The only way you can find support is by filling out a form with the questions you have. They claim they answer all of their messages very fast, but it took them almost a week to get back to me.

It is important to note that you will NOT recieve a refund if you decide to change your mind. They only have a Satisfaction Guarantee (in their words it is basically a hand shake saying you will be satisfied). It says in their Disclaimer (shown to the right) that there are no refunds. For this reason alone, I would not join this program because it means they have no confidence in their programs.

Final Thought

Brand Builders is a scam in my book. It is very new and it costs a TON of money to get going. Be careful, because you will not get your money back! The content that is written for you will NOT make the number 1 spot in Google search, and that is the whole point of a website.

I don’t think it is the best program to use to get started online, because there are others that give you more for less. There are better training programs out there that are easier to follow and understand. The Brand Builders training isn’t that good.

I would also never invest in something that doesn’t have a refund policy or money back guarantee. I like that you can pay for a website that is ready to go, but then it’s not really your own and they do not help you keep it profitable. If you are looking for a ready-made website that you can purchase without having to spend lots of time and effort, and also get tons of training to keep it profitable, you need to check out Human Proof Designs! They are the best when it come to creating successful websites and helping you in the process.

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Verdict

If you have any questions or have had experience with Brand Builders, please leave a comment below!

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This article has 16 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this review & also learnt heaps from reading the comments :))
    What I have found disappointing was this is a recommendation from who I thought was a reputable blogger – probably just another affiliate link ………

  2. I’d like to reiterate what everyone else said here, as someone who purchased a BrandBuilders website. The website and domain you get is brand new so just to get ranked will take several months. In addition to purchasing the website you’re gonna have to spend additional money on content, marketing, etc.

    The estimated monthly earnings they give for each website is a complete lie. You’ll be lucky if you average even $15 a month so say goodbye to any chance of ever making a net profit and say hello to your money pit. They create dozens of sites that are very similar and sell them to customers so don’t think your website is unique at all. They’ve outsourced the whole website creation team to Romania, which means non-native English speakers are creating and writing the content articles.

    Last, they have a no refund policy. Once you buy a website your money is gone.

  3. Thanks for the information Karissa! I’m in the diligence phase right now of having an affiliate site created for me vs. building one myself. My thought is it would be beneficial having someone do the keyword research and build a quality site (I’m not the greatest designer). I was really looking at BrandBuilders.IO has an option, the selling point being the website design, now I’m not so sure. Appreciate the info.

    1. No problem Craig. In my opinion, building your own website is better because you can control it. Wealthy Affiliate can tech you how to do good keyword research and build quality content so your site can get more traffic.

      If you decide to join Brand Builders I would love to hear your feedback on it! 🙂

      – Karissa

  4. I actually made a mistake and paid them to build my first affiliate site. What a mistake! The design was horrible, different fonts, they downloaded pictures from Amazon (which you’re not allowed to do!) they totally messed up the theme etc.

    Content was clearly written by a non-native English speaker and I found over 30 mistakes in just one post….

    Also, I found out that they outsourced the whole website creation to Romania so they probably paid someone there like $50 to design the site.

    Overall, it’s a shitty product and a huge waste of money.

    If you have extra $1000, you’re better off investing in Authority Hacker Pro course that will teach you everything.

  5. I really wish I read this before I bought it. There’s not really a guide even though they will walk us through everything. I asked for help and they claimed they didn’t know how to do it. Then I get an email saying they will help with blah blah for this price even though they claimed they didn’t know how to do it. Total ripoff!!!

    1. I’m sorry Sheila. If they can’t teach you how to create a business then what are you paying for!? Personally, I am not a memeber of their program. I would keep trying to contact them through the contact form on their website to get your money back.

      If you still want to create an online business I would recommend Wealthy Affiliate. It’s the best!

      – Karissa

  6. Do you know some lesser priced alternatives to Brand Builders? I’d like a website for my brand (selling on Amazon FBA) but their premium package at nearly $5k seems a bit too much for me. Thanks

    1. Hello Alex,

      Yes the best place to start your online business with a website is at Wealthy affiliate. It is FREE to join, and if you decide you want everything they have to offer then you can go Premium for a small monthly price, but you don’t have to it just helps. I have a couple websites and I sell on Amazon, just like you want to. All you have to do is follow the step-by-step training videos to create your site, then just make it yours. I can help you on the inside if you have any questions as well, and there is a HUGE community that is willing to help you too. I look forward to seeing your success!

      – Karissa

  7. Nice to see some actual reviews here! A friend of mine bought one of their sites expecting to make money quickly but soon found out it is going to require even higher investment and time and not at all up to expectation.

    They offer 24 hr support which is of not much use unless you are willing to pay for their expensive link building and site running services.
    They have very few training video materials that are below par and no better than free ones available on the net. If you are thinking you can make money from it anytime soon then you have not read their ads in detail. It is not an aged domain and ranking will take at least 6 months if keyword difficulty is less.

    Overall one will be better off building your own site by outsourcing the articles and save a hell lot of money.

  8. Yes you are quite right, it is expensive considering the fact it is a new domain with around 6 to 8 posts. There are no links as well. Anyone with basic WordPress knowledge can build a similar site at 1/5 th of their price. Also no refund or money back guarantee. It is a new site with no traffic and link building services are even more expensive. So basically you are paying for a keyword and related posts.

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