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A Four Percent Review – An Honest Insiders Look!

Four Percent Group Review

Company Name:  Four Percent Group
Overall Ranking:   3/10
Starting Price:    $7 Lite  –   $49 PRO   –  $5,000 Elite

PLUS Extras.  These are listed under ‘Prices’ and in more detail below

Owners:  Vick Strizheus
Website:   www.FourPercentGroup.com

INTRODUCTION and My Insiders look

This Fourpercent review today is about who is behind this opportunity and also what it is all about.  This company is known as the four percent group or 4% group also and it is owned by Vick Strizheus, a well known online marketer (for good and bad reasons).

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Four percent claims they will help struggling online marketers make thousands of dollars.  Just follow the training, buy all the affiliated products which include, Aweber, Get Response, Udimi, Clickfunnels, Click Magick.  There is also affiliation with Chris Reason’s Tecademics.

And those that you refer to the business, will hopefully, in turn, buy these products (well, it is a must to make this work), and you get small commissions from each of them.  Depending on where you start in the business, $49 or $5,000, I imagine these come with a commission too.  (When I first joined 4%, the starting options were a bit different).

 

 

So Who is Vick Strizheus?

I stumbled upon one of Vick’s sale’s funnels and was quite enthusiastic about what he had to offer.  That I could make $5000 within the week.  I promptly joined, as I do enjoy following steps to learn better marketing techniques and he seemed to have the goods for obtaining that.

After lots of research on Vick, I soon discovered he is quite well known for creating other programs like Big Idea Mastermind and High Traffic Academy (which I do believe don’t exist anymore).

Vick does teach you a lot of tried and tested methods in marketing so his knowledge there is quite good to learn from.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Seems to be a lot of training that does work if applied.
  • Step by step guides to assist you.
  • Webinar replays of training material.
  • You earn commissions from referrals and many other products and tools.
  • Vick Strizheus – Proven expert marketer and 7-figure a year earner
  • Events which can be good and bad.  Can be costly but also good for networking.

Cons

  • There is a lot of training which if not organised properly, can be very overwhelming.
  • My biggest ‘con’ was having my referrals displaced.  (I imagine this would be fixed now and you would hope so!)
  • Will this have longevity if his other programs have failed?

 

Who is it For and How Does it Work?

I would say this program is for the more intermediate to an advanced marketer.

When you start you are taken through 7 Steps that consist of the Following:

STEP 1:   The plan details and strategy for winning

STEP 2:   Payment Account setup

STEP 3:    Funnels set up  (This is where you WILL have to purchase the Clickfunnel at $97)

STEP 4:   Activating multiple streams of income (This is where you will have to purchase other tools, even Tecamdemics high ticket product if you want to promote it)

NOTE ALSO:  Step 3 and 4 are where you insert your Affiliate links.

STEP 5:   Activate your power base, to allegedly get results fast

STEP 6:  Get connected

STEP 7:   Start Operation $100K Training

Moving forward with operation $100K, this is where he teaches you how to build landing pages and get people in front of these.  You are shown how to use paid methods like Google Adwords, Solo Ads, Bing, Facebook Ads and also other ways.

What I have struggled with in the past with not only Four Percent but also with other programs, is they do not teach you how to build a base or foundation for your internet business.

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I now have a website built that is my “hub” or my “home” online.  It’s a place I can continually build, share value from and promote the program I am successfully now a part of.  And for one very minimal cost!   You can check out a Review on it here.

Four Percent Training / Tools Overview

  • Training guides and steps to results.
  • Access to Facebook group for live communications.
  • Webinars trainings for all types of internet marketing and list building strategies.
  • Additional Masterclasses and income building ideas.

Support

Support initially for me was not great.  But again, it may have changed.  When businesses are new they do take time to iron out different aspects so this was probably the case here. The Facebook page had a good community feel, but most of these things do anyway.

Prices

Memberships

$7 Lite Membership per month:   For those who want to just test it out

$49 per month: For more serious entrepreneurs and with most of the training included

$5,000 annually:  Includes everything and more exclusive training/masterminds

Tools to get your Affiliate ID’s and Prices You pay Monthly

The prices listed below will recur monthly.  Some of these you can just be an affiliate for.  Some are a must like the Clickfunnels at $97 and Click Magick at $33.  You will need at least 1 autoresponder and Tecademics is optional however if you want the $5,000 week, then you will have to invest in the Tecademic products.

Aweber:   $19 for the Autoresponder to use for your list or you can promote it free

Get Response:   $19 for a different Autoresponder (if you don’t use Aweber) you can promote either for free

Click Magick:   $12 starter plan but the normal plan is $33.  A tool that tracks everything so you can determine which landing pages are performing best.

Click Funnels:   $97 for this landing page builder.  Even though it comes with an initial landing page built you will have the ability to build others.

Tecademics:  $12,000 plus other products and various prices.  If you want to make the big $4,800 commissions then you have to have first bought into Tecademic’s high ticket products, otherwise, you will be passing up sales.

So in essence, if you cannot afford to purchase these, then promoting the Four Percent Group and its system is your other option.

My Final Opinion / Verdict

There seems to be quite a lot of tools to pay for to make this program work.  I do guess, if you get others into the program then you are making commissions because they have to purchase them too.

The four percent group is definitely not a scam, just a new venture for Vick.

If you enjoy building downlines and being part of a multi-level-marketing system then this could be something for you.  And if it is not, then definitely keep reading on below.

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A Program that is Totally Transparent

I don’t think the four percent group was totally transparent before I joined which I think is important. Which is why I quickly left it.  It had too many surprises along the way and my friends who joined under me seemed to be displaced and put under other affiliates.

I did start in the early days of Four Percent so it could come down to teething problems for a new business.  I just didn’t like how Support handled it, saying nothing could be done about my a couple of my friends being displaced.

Seriously though, if you bought people into a program and they were your referrals, you would be pissed if they ended up in somebody else’s downline.  I certainly was!

Like I said earlier though, hopefully, that was just initial teething problems and something they have now fixed.

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So really, if you want to check out something that is totally transparent, has all the tools you need, support 24 hours a day and it teaches you how to build a strong foundation.  Plus it is one minimal cost with NO Upsells and surprises along the way… then CLICK HERE and check out my review and get started with no credit card required.

I share more information below on what you get and the comparisons to the Four Percent program.  So definitely check out my detailed Wealthy Affiliate review, so you can make a fully informed decision.

The beauty is though, you can still start, check out the system for as long as you want without any payment or credit card information shared.  Something that really appealed to me!

 

 

I do hope you liked my thorough Four Percent review, and make the best decision for you!  And don’t forget to check out what I do, free of charge and get building your online business today!

Cheers, Sharon

 

 

 

 

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51 comments

  1. I have heard about the 4% group before but did not know much about it. I believe I did watch the introductory video by Vick where I think he said something along the lines of “I truly want everyone I work with to succeed!” but I do not fully remember if it was from him or not.

    If there is anything that I have learned over my journey of making a living online, it is that there are no shortcuts in terms of making thousands a week.

    That being said, I have been using WA for over 3 months now and it is awesome! While I have not made any commissions yet, I have learned everything from setting a website up, adding content, using keywords, and promoting products.

    Although I have heard some mixed reviews about the 4% group, I think WA is a much better way of learning to start an online business.

    1. Hi Arie,

      Yes, it probably was him in the video as he does all of them for the funnels.  You are right about there not being shortcuts to success.  It is all hard work but it pays off eventually.  Wealthy Affiliate is brilliant compared to alot of online businesses and programs!

      Thanks for your comments and stopping by!
      Cheers, Sharon

  2. Hello Sharon,
    Thanks for this article, it could not have come a better time. Just last week I was checking out 4% online and was quite taken – well, not too taken because I like to do a FULL research before committing to ANYTHING.
    Your review certainly helped me in my research.
    Thanks so much for your informative review.
    Michelle

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Glad you took the time to check it out and that is the key with Reviews. To check out a number of them so you can make a really informed decision. So I am glad I could help out! Maybe the system is fine now and you dont lose your sign ups, who knows? Not worth the risk from your hard work though!

  3. I am glad you wrote this review about the “Four Percent” I have seen it a few times when searching online and was almost ready to sign up.

    I was burnt already a couple of times with “projects” like this promising the Moon etc. I certainly didn’t want to go through it again.

    Nevertheless, it still happens, unfortunately, people are very adaptable in their approach which is just mind-blowing.
    Thanks, for this great article.

    1. Hi Sylvia,
      Glad you liked it and lucky for you not to sign up! We have to be so wary of things online. It truly is a shame. So wrapped with Wealthy Affiliate and what they have to offer.

  4. Hi Sharon and thank you for the heads up on 4%, had not heard of them until your review and am thankful for Wealthy Affiliate, such a relief to have gotten it “right.” Excellent comparative review !!!!

  5. Hi Maurice,
    Thanks for your comments, and yes, that is the idea, to assist others so they don’t make the same mistake. Lucky for me I did not lose money and got out early. Cheers, Sharon

  6. H Hello and thanks for sharing, the program seems to be good but the price is a bit to much. What they need to do is reconsider the high cost. Great post with good information that will really help your readers.

    1. Hi Normna,
      thanks for your comments. Yes they need to reconsider cost and I do hope this Review does enlighten others! Thanks for your comments and stopping by!

  7. Hi Sharon, Thanks for the heads up…I was just looking for reputable companies as I am all new to this affiliate marketing thing. Glad I came across your article. It looks like these guys are just all about upsells ( I think that’s what you say in this industry). I like your recommendation of Wealthy Affiliate, they look like where I will start. Thanks and great site, I will book mark it for future reference. John

    1. Hi there John,

      Glad I could help out.  And yes, they do have some surprise upsells. You can get educated and trained up step by step at Wealthy Affiliate for next to nothing!  Just bring your determination and effort.  Thanks for your comments and stopping by, and yes, do check us out!

      Cheers, Sharon

  8. I almost signed up for 4% until I did some research myself into this product. The fact that Vick Strizheus has previously been convicted for fraud raised a huge red flag for me. I’m so glad you have shared your experience and shared some hidden costs after you join! It’s just not what it appears to be!

    1. Hi there SJ,

      Good on you for doing research.  That is the best thing to do.  If a company is reputable, the good reviews will far outweigh the bad ones.  Some people just do bad reviews for their gain, I do Reviews to educate and give options. 

      However, if I have first hand experience I will share that as well. 

      Thanks for checking it out and I do know it will assist others,
      Cheers, Sharon

  9. Hi Sharon Thanks for this review.

    I too have heard of Vick and his programs like high traffic accedemy and also I too got hyped and excited as to what he offered.

    However I also heard of all the sketchy things he has been involved with. That + the price is what has turned me away from all his products he has come out with.

    Also this 4% thing sounds more like a pyramid scheme than something that truly is trying to help you out.

    Thanks for taking the time to explain.

    1. Hi Michael,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.  I heard of Traffic Academy however never really knew Vick until I discovered 4%. 

      I am glad I could help your decision and that is what these Reviews are all about.  Just sharing our experiences and what they did for us.

      Once again thanks for stopping by,
      Cheers, Sharon

  10. Hi Sharon,

    Thank you so much for this review.

    I have been searching around for the last few weeks for honest and straight reviews with regards to the 4% group and I was a little worried.

    However, I will check out this Wealthy Affiliate group.

    All the best

    George

  11. Sounds like a scary group. You want to be wary of getting paid just by signing people up. If they have a valuable product and you are building a sales team then it is legitimate. I am wary of companies were your commission depends on the training you pay for, where if you pay the higher price you get a better percentage for commission.

    1. Hi Jordan,
      I think before you pay for anything, you should be able to get in and check things out and most of these companies just do not offer that. Alot charge for training, and that is what I like about Wealthy Affiliate, every aspect of training is added, its about directing people to your “niches” appropriate products that they usually want.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting your thoughts!
      Cheers, Sharon

  12. Your review of Four Percent has made me avoid it straight away. I won’t join anything that doesn’t have a free starter phase.
    I also find it strange that we can go from $7 for the lite program right up to $5K for the elite, it makes me wonder exactly what the quality is of either to be such a big jump.
    You’ve given an excellent comparison of this against Wealthy Affiliate but 10/10??
    No program is ever perfect in my opinion. Haven’t you found any negative with it at all?

    1. Hi Dave,
      Glad I could help out and you checked out my review.
      Yes 10 out of 10. WA is brilliant and I have found nothing like it in all my years online. I don’t have any negatives, if any Con, it would be the overwhelming amount of training. That, really, is a good thing when you think about it. Better than not enough!
      Thanks for your comments and question!
      Cheers, Sharon

  13. Hi Sharon, Thank you for this information about the four percent group and only hope people will do their research before joining any group they see online.

    1. Hi there Stella,

      It is a must to do your due diligence on any mlm or direct selling business.  I like to check out a few reviews as well, as some can be bias and just put down a company for the sake of you joining theirs.  I do not do that.  I just give true facts, and my true experience if I was part of it.

      Thanks for checking it out and do be very wary!
      Cheers, Sharon

  14. Couple months ago, I signed 4% as a free member to learn more about it. I watched many Youtube videos by Vick Strizheus and to be honest those videos are really convincing. When coming to payment, I found Four Percent’s entry cost is quite high. Cost is not an issue, but I am not sure if they work. I also Google to find some info just like what you wrote.

    I didn’t make too much progress on Internet Affiliate Marketing yet, so sales funnel and multiple incomes method caught my eyeballs. Do you have any suggestion how and where to learn sales funnel, and landing page..etc?

    1. Hi George,

      Yes Vick is very convincing and the reason I started in the first place.  He does do his sales funnels really well! No, I am not sure that I could help you regarding the sales funnels and where to learn. There is always someone teaching something online. I just like to stick to website building and sharing this brilliant platform called Wealthy Affiliate with others.  All the best in finding something George.

  15. Thanks for your review. I’m always looking around for training and as a newbie its easy to be convinced one way or the other. My friend is with Wealthy Affiliate and is starting to see results after doing the ground work. The internet is full of so many scams but there are honest people and good reviews.

    1. Hi Dave

      Thanks for checking it out.   I like to just put facts and figures on the table but if I have a first hand experience I like to share that as well.  Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Cheers Sharon 

  16. Woah 5000$ is quite a lot for 1 product and all the other upsales. I mean sure basic membership costs low but it’s quite obvious you’ll need to buy a bunch of other stuff to be able to have any kind of success with this system. I always do my research before buying anything because it’s quite easy to fall for scams or low quality systems, especially for newbies.

    1. What I found also, you HAVE to buy the other products for the program to work.  You have to set up all the affiliate links so it is a must to purchase them yourself. 

      Yes, it is so important to research anything!
      Thanks for your comments and stopping by to check the four percent review out!

    1. Hi Izuddin,

      Glad I could help you out.  And I am glad I came across Wealthy Affiliate and truly haven’t looked back!

      Thanks for stopping by to check out my post and website and for your comment, Cheers, Sharon

  17. Thanks so much for laying it all out like you did. Makes sense and sure makes it easier to see the differences when they are set up side by side.
    I also did not know that you get charged more money later. Did they tell you all that prior to joining? Sometimes they don’t tell you all that information.

    1. Hi Bobby,

      Yes I like to lay out my reviews so you can see everything which is generally NOT what businesses do.  They are just not transparent enough.  You join, then have all these upsells on the way in, stuff that says if you don’t buy now, you wont get it for this price again.  It is just a scarcity ploy on their part and to alot of people it works, I know, I have fallen for it when I first started online.

      I do believe you should know about all the products involved when you start with a business. And they should be forth coming in everything. That is what making an educated decision is all about!

      Thanks for your comments and checking it out.
      Cheers, Sharon

  18. I’m so glad you got out of The Four Percent Program, Sharon. Anyone that claims you can make $5000 in your first week is sugarcoating the “TRUTH” somewhat and should be regarded as Shady at best!
    There also seem to be a lot of Upsells to get Referrals in the door or should I say, “somewhere else.”
    Thanks for your review.
    Cheers, Jeff.

    1. Hi Jeff,

      If people are not prepared to roll up their sleeves and work hard at their online business, then they will always be falling for the next new shiny object – just like this one. I am glad I have been around long enough to know this is the case with these programs.

      Definitely keep away from this Jeff!  I know I am happy I did and found the Wealthy Affiliate program I am working with now – which is just brilliant – and doesn’t come with a huge price tag!

  19. You’ve done a great job by reviewing Four Percent. An important thing is proper research before joining any online program.
    Comparing WA with this I must say Wealthy Affiliate is legit. It has more than 1 million people as community members and the supports from owners as well as the community members are really great.
    So, I also suggest wannabe affiliate marketers to get the best training from Wealthy Affiliate before they venture out to be a successful online entrepreneur.

    Thanks for your endeavor to review this scam.

    1. Hi Himbru,

      They do make out it is so easy to make money online, however it isnt that easy.  I also don’t like upsells.

      People can make their own decision around this. I have just given my review with the four percent group.   Thanks for checking out my website. I do hope that you make the right decision for you. 

      Cheers Sharon 

  20. Hi sharon

    Thank for your wonderful review about Four percent group. I’m an active member of four percent group and I have to say this not for the average joe it going to take a lot of investments in order to succeed with the 4% percent group. However, it has some good learning tips and method that you can use in your own business outside the group for instant WA. The training you learn from the group is very good and will stick with for a lifetime.Thanks again

    1. Hi Anthony,
      You are very welcome! Some MLMs and online business are definitely not for newbies, but often it is the newbie that gets caught up in the dream of working online, hence throwing money at something they aren’t sure of in the hope it will pay them back in spades. Unfortunately, they tend to lose, I know, I have been one of those newbies!!!

      Yes, Nick does have a lot of great tips to learn from so that is a good part of four percent. But so does WA and why I am there instead! Thanks for stopping by to comment, I appreciate that!

      Cheers, Sharon

  21. Hey there,

    Many programs advertise that they can make money, but not all of them can do. Not with a substantial amount of money invested, that is. This program I guess has some basic training, and then you have to pay more to access more. Do you also have to purchase the products, in order to promote them? Sure, you have to get familiar with a product before promoting it, but being forced to use and promote specific products, sounds like a turnoff to me. Can we promote other products, besides the ones you mention in the post?

    Thanks!

    Marios

    1. Hi Marios,

      Yeah, I am pretty sure you have to pay for more advanced training.  You do get quite a bit of training initially though.  The autoresponders are a must and the Click funnels system is also as you have to make splash pages so it adds up to over a few hundred dollars just for the tools. 

      Look, if you get referrals and they want to stay, then they have to purchase these tools as well to be part of the system.  There may be more products now, I am not sure on whether Vick has introduced more to the program.

      Anyways, thanks for checking out my review and do hope you got the information you were looking for to make a decision on whether to join or not.

      Cheers, Sharon

  22. Cheers Sharon, Thanks for the Four Percent Review, I have heard about it before and I had my suspicions which you have clarified here. Seems very expensive and I know for a fact here are comparable courses for much less, Including Wealthy Affiliate. Besides WA, What other affiliate marketing courses do you recommend ?. Thanks again Sharon, keep up the good work

    1. Hi Marvin,

      You are very welcome and I am glad I cleared things up for you.  It is pricey and alot of money to lose if you don’t make it big like the very few that do!  At least with what I have with WA, a year could go by with little result (or big result) however at $49 per month it didn’t send you broke in the process!

      MLSP was something I delved in however it more for the immediate to the advanced marketer and it is more about branding yourself.  They have good training as well but it is a bit more costly to join and also the ongoing costs.  I have written an MLSP Vs Wealthy Affiliate review here if you would like to read more about them.

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by to check my Four Percent Reviews out.
      Cheers, Sharon

  23. Hi Sharon,

    Great article, I really enjoyed the 4% group review and what you focused on.

    I am yet to delve into the 4% group, but at a basic level, without having had to do so at this.point, I am pretty comfortable with Wealthy Affiliates overall offering from the broad, organised training to the great sense of community and support within the group discussion pages.

    1. Hi Shane,

      Glad you liked it.  When you are really comfortable and happy with a platform and it gives you what you need, the tools, but especially the support from a great community – then why would you go elsewhere?

      And the fact in the process of this it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg to do so.

      Thanks for your comments and checking out my article today.
      Cheers, Sharon

  24. Thanks for the hands-on and insider review of the Four Percent platform. There has been some hype that I have received regarding this product and I wanted to look at a review from a fellow online marketer to see what it was all about. I prefer to read reviews from people that have tried the products they are reviewing, so this one is perfect.

    I came away after reading carefully everything that you have mentioned and experienced thinking that there are a lot of cheaper ways to get a start with online marketers and that perhaps the reason the founder is in the 4% group of marketers is because of people like you and me giving up our hard earned money to him.

    I agree with you that based on the points you brought up that this is not something I would recommend for any marketer to involve themselves in. I am sure all those programs that you need and sign up for will be providing commissions to the owner of Four Percent, plus he will have other money you spend as well for the platform.

    This is a clear win for him, maybe not so much for the person using the system and trying to make money with the training and tools you pay to use.

    The $5000 within a week claim was something that started my skepticism, and when I saw that you have to use Clickfunnels and other expensive tools, I knew that this was for someone who has a lot of money and does not mind spending it. 

    Again, the Four Percent platform is not my thing. Thanks for clarifying this. The Wealthy Affiliate alternative sounds a lot more reasonably priced and it does not have all the extra tools and services to buy. You can promote these without having to buy or pay for them monthly. 

    1. Thanks, Dave for your thoughts on Four Percent and checking out to see if it is something you could do.  I am glad I was able to provide you with a full insiders view.

      Yes, I imagine Vick profits from all one way or another.  Admittedly he does have some good training, but again, you have to purchase most of the products to be affiliated with them, and also then have your referrals do the same.

      I cannot believe I fell for the $5000 a week promise.  These people know how to reel you in that is for sure.

      I am so glad I have now found Wealthy Affiliate.  The training is more thorough than anything I have been part of.  The owners are completely transparent and the fact I got to check it out for free for as long as I wanted spoke volumes.  

      I could not imagine being anywhere else.  Definitely check out Wealthy Affiliate here Dave and see this amazing place for your self.

      Thanks for your comments today and checking out my post on Four Percent Reviews.

      Cheers, Sharon

  25. Hi Sharon, thanks for your article! I have went thru four percent challenge webinar (about 2hours +) and found that it is $197 per month now! and I did emailed the support to clarify if this include all the tools we need. Unfortunately, the $197 is not including the tools we need. We have to spend on tools separately. Woaa..! thats really a huge commitment especially for online business starter. The monthly commitment can easily be a whooping $1000! Not easy for a newbie or starter!

    In fact I have the same thought as you, which is if anyone enjoy building downlines and being part of a multi-level-marketing system then 4% is a good to go. Else, have to avoid it!

    I know somebody out there who promote heavily on Vick’s program are saying that we are paying for what we get. I understand this theory, but it could also be a risky step for a totally newbie to start an online business this way! What if this person who sign up 4% program couldn’t get the result as expected after 1 year? I think 4% program can literally make a desperate person become even more desperate if he/she couldn’t get the result after such huge investment had been made.

    I personally think that one should build their online business foundation properly, by investing at a lower affordable price, then learn and build it on the same time. And eventually scale it BIG business later!

    1. Hi there Jeff,
      Great thoughts you have there on a newbie starting a new business. What is the point of someone who has no idea forking out all that money? Like you said, it would be better to enter into the online world at an affordable price and build a foundation, just like we do here at Wealthy Affiliate. This platform will not break anyone’s bank and it gives you the free option to test the waters for as long as you please.

      I am glad you enjoyed the article and are doing your own research on this 4% program. Cheers, Sharon

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