Making money online is a dream for many people – and making a lot of money by spending only 30 minutes a week creating YouTube videos sounds even more like a dream, right?
This is what UtubeCash promises to teach you – within a few months you will be able to make a full-time income on YouTube by just spending 30 minutes a week.
But can this really be true or is it a scam?
In this UtubeCash review I will explain why you should be skeptical before taking out your credit card – there are some things you definitely need to know about UtubeCash and how making money on YouTube works, before you join.
UtubeCash at a Glance
UtubeCash claims that it can teach you the secret trick to make a lot of money on YouTube by working just 30 minutes per week. The claims are not realistic, and they use unethical marketing tricks (e.g. fake testimonials) that make me question, if you can learn anything of value on the site.
What is UtubeCash and what does it offer?
UtubeCash can also be found under the name YouTube Secrets – it is the same program and the same owner, so whether you have heard of one or the other, they are the same. You can even see the logo on the UtubeCash website is a YouTube Secrets logo.
It is a platform that claims to teach you how to make money by creating YouTube videos, but without ever having to shoot any videos yourself.
If you join, you will get access to training in different formats: video tutorials, PDF tutorials, and one on one coaching.
When looking at the list of topics the tutorials will cover, there are definitely some important topics like for example thumbnail mastery, writing the right titles, and how to get more subscribers for your YouTube channel.
These are all very important topics, and I have myself taken courses in many of these topics through the learning platform Udemy, to learn more details about YouTube and how it works
However, there is one big red flag right from the start, when you read about what UtubeCash will teach you. I will get more into the red flags and warning signs later, but this one is one of the main claims that UtubeCash is making, and I therefore want to mention it already now, so you know what to expect from the training.
UtubeCash claims that you can learn to make a full-time income by working less than 30 minutes a week – it sounds great and as a dream coming true, as we would then have so much time with friends, family, for traveling etc.
However, this is just not the reality when creating an online income – there might be a few lucky people that are able to do it that easily, but for the majority of us, it takes hard work and effort to build an online income, like it does when building any other kind of business.
If you are looking for a quick way to get rich overnight, creating an online business is not for you – the people that promise this usually promise it to sell you a dream to make a living themselves. So even though the training on UtubeCash might be able to teach you some fundamental things about YouTube, do not expect to ever be able to make a full-time income with more or less no work after joining it.
Can you really make money on YouTube?
After reading that you should not expect to make a full-time income on YouTube by just working 30 minutes a week, you might be wondering, if it is even possible to make money on YouTube.
The answer for that is that it definitely is possible. Many people are making really good money on YouTube. The most popular way to make money on YouTube is by creating great videos that get a lot of views, and the get paid for advertisements. Another way is to use YouTube videos to promote your products or services, or for affiliate marketing.
Some people are making millions on YouTube (see statista for statistics), and others are just making a normal good salary. However, there are also many that does not make any money. The ones that are making a living on YouTube, are working hard and are producing a lot of original content – none of them are just working 30 minutes a week using other people’s videos.
So in one sense the earning calculator you can find on UtubeCash can give you an idea about what the earning potential on YouTube is, but it is not the full story.
What you are not told is that it is not so easy to just choose the amount of views you want.
So the calculator can give you an idea about what you can earn, if you get a certain amount of views, but the way it is used on UtubeCash makes it look like you can just easily get to a big amount of views, and that is not how YouTube works, so do not expect it to be so easy.
Why you should be skeptical about UtubeCash
I have already mentioned several things that should make you skeptical about the claims UtubeCash are making. There however several more warning signs you need to be aware of.
Below, you can see a short video review of UtubeCash, where I will show you some of these signs, and you can also read more below the video:
You do not have to shoot any videos yourself:
One of the big selling points on UtubeCash is that you do not have to shoot any videos yourself – you can just create new videos using the YouTube library.
This claim shows a clear lack of understanding about how YouTube works, and therefore I would personally not trust any of the training given by UtubeCash.
YouTube is owned by Google, and in many ways it takes the same to rank well on YouTube, as it does to rank well on Google. That means that one of the most important aspects is to create unique, quality content that people interact with.
It is true that YouTube has a library, where you for example can get access to free music and clips. But if the plan is to just make videos based on this stock material, there are very low chances you will ever get any real views on YouTube. It is the same as if you have a website, where you just use other people’s content and change it a little – it might give you some results for a little while, but it will never be a good long term strategy to create a sustainable income online.
Only work 30 minutes a week:
I have already mentioned this before, but it is very important to be aware of the effort it takes to make a legit online income, before you join any program.
It is simply just not realistic that you will create a really good full-time income online by just working 30 minutes a week. Once you have a good business going, there might be weeks when you do not work at all, but creating an online business is like creating any other kind of business – it takes work, time and effort.
It can definitely be worth the effort, as you can make really good money online, and it can give you a lot of freedom to plan your own time, more time with your family, you can work from anywhere, etc. But always be very skeptical when a program promises, you can become rich with more or less no effort – it is just not the reality.
What about the positive testimonials?
On UtubeCash you have probably seen all the great testimonials from members, or you have maybe seen other reviews online that are a lot more positive and do not tell all the warning signs I am showing.
This can of course be confusing, and I therefore want to reveal a few things about these testimonials and positive reviews for you. You can easily test it yourself as well, so you know it is not just something I am making up.
Proof you cannot trust the testimonials:
There are many really great testimonials on UtubeCash from members that say they have made a lot of money by following the program.
Looking at the other claims that are made on the site and comparing it to my years of experience with online marketing, these testimonials made me suspicious, and I therefore decided to test them.
I took some pictures of the people that gave the testimonials and ran them through Google’s reverse image search (just Google for this, if you want to test it yourself). Exactly as I suspected, several of the images showed up in completely different connections as well.
The above search shows that one of the testimonials that says he makes more than $3000 per month is actually a previous vice president of the International Education Student Board for a school in New York. His real name is Jordan Park, while it on UtubeCash is Howard Cole.
And here is another example:
The picture of the woman that on UtubeCash is called Kristy Lynch is taken from a blog by a woman called Danielle. It is the exact same picture that she has used in a blog post about her moving to Dubai.
When testimonials are clearly fake, and when it looks like they have even taken the images of people without them knowing it, it raises a big red flag. If UtubeCash had a lot of successful members, there would be no need to take random pictures and make up new names for the testimonials – they would just get testimonials from real members and use the real names and pictures.
What about other online reviews of UtubeCash?
Maybe you have seen other online reviews of UtubeCash that tells you how amazing it is. The thing is that none of these positive reviews I have seen actually contains any actual evidence of the success of the program. They just repeat the claims from UtubeCash itself.
So why would they do this?
Well, UtubeCash has an affiliate program, where you as a website owner can get paid a commission to promote them. So if I for example included a link to UtubeCash here in this review, I would get a commission every time someone bought a membership.
This is a very normal way to make an income on websites, and also something I do myself. I however only promote products/services I truly recommend, and are tehrefore not using a link to UtubeCash. However, the problem is that some people get carried away with the promise of a good commission and do not care too much about giving in depth and honest information, as long as they make a sale.
So that might be the reason you will see several positive reviews about UtubeCash that does not show the warning signs – but just remember to think about the warning signs I have shown you before making a decision.
What does it cost to join UtubeCash?
Now you have an idea about what you can expect from the training on UtubeCash. If you still want to join, let’s look at the cost for this.
The regular price is $27 per month, but you will be able to join for a 7-day trial for only $1.
Notice how it says, it is a limited offer. The owner Mike Williams also says in his presentation video that he only accepts a limited number of people.
These are just sales tricks. When you enter the site, it will say that the offer is only valid for 3 days. But it is not true – the offer with a trial for $1 will not expire. And also do not expect the number of memberships to be sold out – it is just to create a sense of urgency and get you to sign up right away.
Even though $1 is of course very cheap for a trial period, I would personally not give my credit card details to a program that raises so many red flags.
Final thoughts + better alternative
As you can see, UtubeCash is not a site I recommend. But let’s sum up the pros and cons, so you can get a clear overview about why that is.
- Low trial fee
- You might learn some basic stuff about YouTube
- Exaggerated claims
- Is not honest about the amount of work it takes
- Uses fake testimonials
- Uses pushy trick to get you to sign up fast
In general I think there are many warning signs about UtubeCash. Especially that it claims that you can make a full-time income by just working 30 minutes a week + it uses fake testimonials. This shows me that it is a site that I would never trust to teach me how to make a legit income online.
So is there are better platform to learn about making money online?
Is there a better alternative?
If you want to make money online, it is definitely possible. There are several ways you can do this legitimately.
In general, you should stay away from the programs that promise you huge earnings with more or less no work.
My personal favorite way to build an online business in through affiliate marketing. It means you can create an online income based on a passion of yours by creating a website about it, and then get paid a commission for products you recommend. It is great to be able to make money based on a passion and that makes it easier to put in the work.
Because to make affiliate marketing work, you have to be willing to make an effort. If you do, it has a huge potential, and it can make you a really good income. And it is not as difficult to learn as you might think, even if you have never worked with websites or an online business before.
My favorite platform for learning about affiliate marketing step-by-step is Wealthy Affiliate. It has great training for all levels, a lot of very helpful members, amazing tools to increase your productivity, and they do not have any upsells after you join. What is really great is that you can also join and test it for free, without even having to give any credit card information, so there is no financial risk.
So if you are serious about wanting to create an online income, I highly recommend you to check out Wealthy Affiliate.
If you have any questions, comments, or have any experiences with UtubeCash yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.