- Name: High Traffic Academy.
- Website URL: www.hightrafficacademy.com
- Price Basic: $450 one time payment
- Price Elite: $300 monthly payment
- Owner: Vick Strizheus
- Overall Rank: 8 out of 100.
High Traffic Academy Product Overview
High Traffic Academy is basically an online marketing training course that teaches ordinary people, like you and me, how to generate huge waves of traffic and how to convert them into sales.
The course is a series of training video’s, where you can learn how to build an email list and funnels, using certain traffic generating methods, or “tricks”, and make a lot of money.
In short, it’s about building and maximizing landing pages.
The concept of mailing list marketing has been around for years, and it isn’t at all as revolutionizing, as they claim. However, one could question the ethics behind this campaign, since they aren’t really offering any value, except a way to earn money, of which most end up in their own pockets.
Your job is basically to lure others into joining HTA, so that they can do exactly the same as you are doing, putting even more money into Vick’s and Jason’s pockets, for every new member you recruit.
In my opinion, to get real value out of this course, you would be better of, using the methods you learn, for your own business. But this would mean that you would still have to pay the price of your training + the tools and upsells, which would cost you thousands of dollars, and there would still be no guarantees.
I’ll admit, some of the training is good, and I don’t doubt that Vick, the marketing Guru, knows what he is doing, but there is so much unnecessary information that I feel is deliberately mixed in, only to make you feel that you are on top of things. The first (big) part of the course, is Vick promoting himself.
My general advice, is to never ever buy into anything online, unless you know the product, or you get to try it out first. I would also take the time to make some background research on the product, and the individuals behind it. This is easily done with Google, but I would make sure to use at least two sources of information.
I did some research on the main individual behind HTA, Vick Strizheus, and I found some very interesting information that I will share with you later in this review.
Pro’s & Con’s:
- They have some great video’s
- The training is easy to understand
- Some great psychology tricks on how to turn prospects into buyers
- WAY too expensive
- No direct interaction with other members
- No updates, could suggest that the owner has moved on to new projects
- Nothing revolutionizing that you can’t find elsewhere for free
- I have found a LOT of complaints and scam reports about HTA
What about the money?
The methods they teach in HTA is how to get PAID traffic, and this is something you should be aware of, before you even begin. It means that in order to make a substantial income, you will have to pay money.
So, not only do you have to pay the initial members fee + the tools + the upsells. You also have to spend money on your campaign, so unless you have money to spend, you won’t get anything out of this course.
I have seen a lot of reports from people, who paid up to $500 to attend summits, with some top names in online marketing, arranged by HTA. But for some reason, the summits get cancelled, (after people have paid)and when people try to get their money back, they can’t.
Who is Vick Strizheus?
This is where it get’s REALLY interesting.
Before I got started on the course, I did some background research on the owner(which you should always do), Vick Strizheus, and what I found out activated all my alarms.
The first thing I found out, was that Vick Strizheus’ real name is Vitalis Strizheus, and that he has quite the history.
Convicted of Insurance fraud
In 2007 Vick, or Vitalis, was convicted of insurance fraud, after creating fake insurance applications with information about people that don’t exist, almost getting away with around $30,000. He was sentenced to 5 years of probation, in which he was not allowed to leave South Dakota.
And as if that wasn’t enough, he also has a couple of dubious projects under his belt that have turned out to be scams, and one of them, the “Global Success Club”, even got closed down by the police.
Here is a list of scams that Vick Strizheus has been involved with:
- 7 Figure Marketing School
- Global Success Club (closed down)
- Big Idea Mastermind
- Empower Network
- Internet Traffic Formula
All of these programs, promise high incomes, and they all have in common that they are very expensive.
And then there is High Traffic Academy.
I can’t say if this is a scam, but it does look a lot like the others he has been involved with, and I wouldn’t want to get involved with a person with a history of fraud.
My Final Verdict:
There are basically two reasons, why I wouldn’t buy into HTA:
- It has some good training, but it is way overprized, and it is in no way revolutionizing, like Vick Strizheus claims, and I could’ve found this training elsewhere for free.
- I have found so many complaints, and scam reports that I wouldn’t take my credit card anywhere within a five mile radius of Vick Strizheus.
My verdict of High Traffic Academy: SCAM!
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