Hey guys, and welcome back to Make that Sea Change. As you are probably aware, one of the main focuses of this site is to assist you in finding good ways to earn money online so that you can fund your own sea change in whatever fashion that may be for you. Those of you familiar with my work will also know that I like to point out what it good and not so good out there so you don't get burnt with the scams. Hence, when I find a site that tells me that I can ethically hijack sites for free traffic with 1 click, then I am going to try it out. So with that in mind – welcome to my Borrowify Review.
Ok, so there are two main things I want to check out here – firstly, can I really hijack sites for free traffic with 1 click? And secondly, is the $14 I paid for it worth the money?
For this review, I will run you through:
- What it is
- How it works
- Pros and Cons
- My recommendations
Can I hijack sites for free traffic with 1 click? – You can definitely hijack sites (although I could not get one to let me use their URL) but the whole setup is definitely longer than 1 click.
Is it worth the $14? – No – you would be better off spending your money on a plugin that will help build your site SEO.
Do I recommend it? – translated to “Am I happy with what I have got for my $14?” – No
I will elaborate more on all of this below…
What is Borrowify?
So, as it turns out, Borrowify is a WordPress plugin that allows you to upload URLs from other websites, attach an email list optin or sales page CTA and then promote it via your social media or paid ads. The idea is that you are choosing interesting news stories or online articles that attract your readers leading them to action your CTAs.
It should be noted here that nowhere on the sales pages does it state that this product is a WordPress plugin hence you need to have a WordPress website for this to work. So if you don't have one, don't purchase this product.
What do you get?
Once you access your links via an email sent to you then you are presented with the following:
The first section gives you access to their bonus options such as:
- Lifetime autoresponders
- Lifetime Cloud drive
- Lifetime website builder
- Lifetime hosting
- Editable logos
- Leadpages software (another plugin)
- Other bonuses from ‘partners'
The first four options on this page sent my firewall and virus software into a meltdown so unfortunately I am unable to clarify on their use. The lead pages option is another WordPress plug in – I did not install it.
Plug in download
From here, I received an email with my login in details taking me to a support page where I can download my WordPress plugin.
I downloaded and installed to my site, entered my license key and (insert wrong answer sound here) – invalid license key!! After copy and pasting again as well as entering manually it was time to enter a support ticket. Let's stop for a drink and wait for a response…
Ok, so that is all fixed (their support got back to me within the hour which is good) and I have my plug in installed as per the above screen shot. From here I can complete the following:
Training and Tutorial
The training section comprises of two 1.5 minute videos giving a very quick outline of the plug in and how it works.
Create a Campaign
Borrow Page Campaign
The problems is (and the reason I have added the video above), I could however not get a single website URL to load – I tried all of the main sites on the sales page (CNN etc.), a link from one of my own sites and even the main sales page to this platform.
Anyway, back to the support team I go… I will update the post if I get it working.
Post Update: I heard back from Support (again within a quick timeframe) who were able to load the URL from their end. I am still unable to do so and after speaking with my web host it appears that my server security settings will not allow for this sort of integration to occur. It may be worth checking on your own webhost security settings prior to purchase.
I have not completed any further tasks within this program.
At a glance
Product Name: Borrowify
Founder: “From the desk” of Rick Nguyen
Product Type: WordPress plugin
Price: $14 + upsells
Best For: Those looking to try and increase optins or sales via social media
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- 30 Day money back guarantee.
- No free trial option.
- You need a working WordPress website (not mentioned in the sales pitch)
- Software is full of bugs (I have been back to support twice to get it to work)
- Couldn't get a site to upload (still awaiting support response)
How much is it?
- Front End Offer: $14
- Upsell 1 – Borrowify Pro – 2 and 3x passive income: $29
- Upsell 2 – Borrowify Advanced – 2 and 3x more passive income: $37
- Upsell 3 – DFY Toolkit: $37
- Upsell 4 – DFY Service: $67 (there was a popup here for $30 off)
- Upsell 5 – Borrowify Club – access to future products etc.: $19
- Upsell 6 – Borrowify Reseller: $39 (usually $2997)
Do I recommend it?
Look, even if this one did work, there are many, many programs like this that would work better for you. You will only get more traffic if you have a good social media following that will click on your ‘bait' links to opt in to your email list or go to your sales pages.
Now to the original sales pitch…
You will NOT have anything up and running in 1 click – even of you have all of your background requirements in order. And if you don't have a good social media following or are not willing to pay for ads, then you will not get all that traffic anyway.
How does it compare to my #1 Recommendation?
If you are serious about building a solid and sustainable online business, then I recommend that you give Wealthy Affiliate a try. You will not earn money immediately and will not have free traffic with one click… But in time you will have a solid, online money making business to call your very own.
Wealthy Affiliate is a comprehensive training, website building (WordPress editor included) and hosting platform that will guide you through the entire online business building process, including Social media and SEO in an easy to follow but comprehensive manner. And best of all, you can join for free and get access to step by step tuition with the tools to develop and host your very own website, help to identify a good niche, 24/7 support and access to some of the best affiliate marketing minds on the planet. Want to know more? Then click on this link to read my complete review about Wealthy Affiliate.
So there you have it, my honest review and appraisal of Borrowify. I hope it has been of assistance but as usual, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out by commenting below.
Are there any other programs you have been looking at but want to know more about? If so, please comment below and I will do my best to get some details for you.
Until next time
Note: If you make a purchase from this page, there is a very good chance that I make a commission from it – these commissions do not increase your sale price. I am not an affiliate of Borrowify.