When you searched info about MOF (Ministry of Freedom) you might be wondering: Is Jono Armstrong Scam?
You see, this self-proclaimed guru is living LIFESTYLE OF SUPERSTAR.
Infinity pools in Bali, own recording studio and appealing back grounds during his ad videos, are just fragments of this hype he (successfully) creates.
In fact, Jono Armstrong did even wake up for us in one of his video ads. Almost an impossible task for a drug addict!
Without a lot of throttling, let's dive inside and get answer on this: Is Jono Armstrong Scam?
Who is Jono Armstrong?
Firstly, let start with who is Jono Armstrong.
UK born, want-to-be actor/musician, who turns his disappointment from his being into internet marketing.
Lately, it seems that every so called "guru" started as a loser, don't you think?
(Maybe they just use that, as MARKETING TRICK?
Either way, there is a quote describing what Jono Armstrong did and I like the meaning behind it.
The biggest ideas come from the biggest frustration...
Let me break that down for you, Jono Armstrong started his professional career as a teacher, earning him low income. After this venture he went to pursue his art dream and moved to Indonesia where he tried to launch acting/music career.
As this didn't work out, he become TV host, some say pretty successful. This was about the time, when he hit the bottom, admitting he was "alcohol and cocaine addict".
Later on, he did some gigs on E-Bay, little of e-commerce, before finding, what seems his final destination.
And he founds affiliate marketing that could safe his life.
So as of this writing, he is affiliate marketer, teaching other people methods, that helped him earn over $1 million in single year(2019).
But he did earn this great income?
Let's have a look.
What are the Products Jono Armstrong Created?
His best-seller is until now Ministry of Freedom. Maybe you saw some of his advertisements, because they are still viral.
This training program is based on affiliate marketing. One of the biggest differences MOF offers, when comparing to other programs is so-called launch jacking.
Not to be missed with JACKASS.
In nutshell, the program works like this:
Jono Armstrong suggests his students asking the vendors to give them access to theirs DEMOS.
Additionally, participants are asked to write review of such a product.
Complaints of such a method are that the demos are far from the real product and its features. In practice it means, that the reviews are often misleading.
You could be asking, what is the purpose of it. To be honest with you, I see as only purpose filling the pockets of his students and filling the pocket of Jono Armstrong self.
Because in his own words, the products are poor.
You see, the reviews are all very positive. Also, reviews of products which are delivering very low value.
Moreover, the second part of such a review generally consists large number of "bonuses". Mainly produced by those affiliates. It comes as no surprise that those "bonuses" are also regularly BS.
So, to sum it up.
MOF teaches its students how to ask vendors for access to theirs DEMOS( as Jono Armstrong is authority, to get access shouldn't be problem when they mention his name).
Secondly, students will write, positive review of this product (to increase number of SALES). Subsequently, will these students add bunch of BS bonuses.
Result of this scenario is commission for these students, commission for Jono (remember his students had to pay him) and in most cases, customers who were ripped off.
In addition to MOF, Jono Armstrong created:
- The Secret Weapon
- Thumbnail Blaster
- From $0 to $100 in 24 Hours
While the content is slightly different, the reactions from public are almost always the same.
Low value, can be found online for free, over-priced and NO REFUNDS.
Why it doesn't surprise me anymore?
Why is Jono Armstrong YouTube Channel a Huge Success?
Even though, 65k is maybe not the biggest number in online marketing, it is still significant.
Imagine full Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium together. That is 65 000 people more or less.
So, would YouTube channel that big be considered as success?
But contrary to size of it, I think what should matter is quality, right?
Answer yourself if would you rather have 1000 people who never bought anything from you, or 10 who regularly buy from you...
So in nutshell, channel of this size can bring huge income.
So, to answer why is Jono Armstrong YouTube channel relatively successful, I would say he uses smart tactics.
Like clickable thumbnails (you can learn that too).
Intriguing backgrounds (well, you'd need to move to Bali for those).
To sum it up. Nothing impossible to achieve as well. What I would like to mention, the videos on the channel are superficial and giving the subscribers very low value in my opinion.
Majority of it is about the newest launches of his (or his friends) products.
Additionally, for people watching it, he would be giving stories from his personal life (on some videos even his wife shows up), or some advice how to keep pushing hard even if people are making no money after applying methods he teaches.
How Jono Armstrong Makes Money?
I went through the most of his income sources.
Besides his music career (not sure if he does it still) his main earnings are from MOF. Additionally, he earns from his other products as well. I guess YouTube channel is bring bit of revenue too.
As you saw the income statements from his YouTube channel and the prices of the products he promotes (very low commission, it is safe to say that MOF delivers most of his incomes.
I don't want to say that this means that he earns his money by scamming people.
Wait, if it would be legally true, I would say it. Ops!
Seriously, the "magic" of MOF is hidden in promoting low quality products making them look great just in order to make money, how would you call this?
Bringing value? Learning useful skills? Helping people?
Will Jono Armstrong Make You Rich?
Jono Armstrong can make you rich only if you are SHAMELESS.
You see, people who will profit from MOF or other Jono's products, have no shame ripping off other people. Because theirs reviews are all positive, independently from the program quality.
So, what other words as SHAMELESS should I use for someone who doesn't care if the product he/she reviews delivers value?
All what they care is the SALE.
If you care about your audience and you want to help them make informed decision, Jono Armstrong will not make you rich.
Jono Armstrong Students
Additional measure to find out if one is legit or scam is to have a look on people he helped, in this case HIS STUDENTS.
One of his students is also Branson Tay.
Online marketer who earned $500k in 2021 alone.
If you know some of his products you know that he "borrows" the techniques taught by Jono Armstrong.
Lot of exaggerated claims, like earn $4000 watching YouTube and similar.
He is also known for NOT GIVING A S**T ABOUT REFUNDS. Actually, I have a proof, that get refund from this guy is impossible.
I purchased front end offer of Browse and Bank product 3 weeks ago, claimed refund almost immediately, but haven't heard SINCE from him.
On the other hand, I've received TODAY ALONE!! two new emails from Branson Tay. This shows how those "gurus" are working.
I think this is a proof, that Jono Armstrong's teaching methods are unethical, and therefore I would highly suggest stay away from any of his "coaching" programs.
If you are still not convinced enough of this "two great marketers" being ALMOST SCAMMERS, see the screenshot of comment under STEALTHD (another Jono's "masterpiece)", you can read the entire review here.
You see, this arrogant prick, had no shame to use Indonesian Kids having no food as excuse not to give A REFUND.
How f****d up these people (Branson and Jono) must really be???
Is Jono Armstrong Scam?
Although, legally it would be incorrect to call him scam.
In practice it looks like statement Jono Armstrong Scam goes together.
Let's break it down:
- He teaches unethical techniques how to earn money through affiliate marketing
- His programs are over-priced
- He ignores refund requests (contrary to his money back guarantee)
- He buys YouTube subscribers, clicks and follows
So, is Jono Armstrong Scam or Legit?
I hope the above written gives you a clue.
Jono Armstrong on Forbes. Yes, This is No JOKE!
Before Jeffrey Epstein's story went viral, he was pictured in VANITY FAIR as "unconventional millionaire" who has a lot of contacts and lot of power.
If you watched the Netflix story, you would know that his profile was released just shortly after his first victims went to police.
If you are asking, how this could happen, MONEY POWER.
Well, I don't think that Jono Armstrong had to use some intimidating tactics to get his interview on Forbes.
All what I want to pointed out is that with little of PR skills, even SIMILAR-TO-SCAM-ARTIST marketers can get place in such a respected platform as Forbes.
Secondly, you don't want to believe everything you read on well-respected platforms. Nowadays, advertisement can be bought. That's definitely bad for small business owners with low revenue, but unfortunately true.
Side note: Thanks God Jeffrey Epstein was caught. Now, let's hope that Jono Armstrong "secret" will be exposed as well.
Jono Armstrong Reviews
One of the best ways to make a judgment over one person is to listen to those who have real experience with that person.
Even though, Jono Armstrong is suspect that he is buying some of his followers and he shows fake income proves from fake Twitter or Facebook users is one side.
Angry people trying to get refund of his s***i products are another thing.
Below are TWO bad reviews from reliable (objective sources) people who did have experience with Jono.
I think that those are very clear.
1 REVIEW IS FROM TRUST PILOT
2. REVIEW IS FROM QUORA
Is Jono Armstrong Scam Final Verdict
I really didn't want to write hate blog post about Jono Armstrong.
I also don't think that being ex drug user, should bring a stigma on someone.
Not at all. I think he can still turn his around, without being judged.
But something I don't get is, when Jono didn't like his past that was partly influenced by his wrong decisions, decides to charge $1.5k for poor program to rip off hard working people?
So, my intention with this post is to bring the facts up. So YOU can make well-informed decision.
I mean seriously, if Jono Armstrong is paying PR to be displayed on Forbes. When he is buying YouTube followers and creating fake reviews on Twitter/Facebook.
On the other hand ignoring or deleting the honest reviews, someone has to bring the FACTS UP.
This time, it is me.
You can ask, why do I care? Well, I do care, because I know that affiliate marketing is a great opportunity for people to create passive income.
At the same time, I BELIEVE THAT AFFILIATE MARKETING CAN BE DONE LEGIT WITH INTENTION TO HELP OTHERS RATHER THAN RIPPING THEM OFF.
People like Jono Armstrong are the reason that people are skeptical about affiliate marketing, they call it scam and whatever.
Honestly, I am not surprised. If I would know Jono Armstrong as the only Affiliate Marketer out there, I wouldn't trust this business model either.
Luckily, I know other platform(s) that do car for ITS STUDENTS. In fact, I am member of platform such a platform below.
If you want improve quality of your life, change your job, or build passive (online) income, or spend much time with your loved ones.
Then I can assure you of one thing.
When you will sign up for Wealthy Affiliate (FREE or PREMIUM membership), you have nothing to risk.
You will sign up for FREE in any case and then have 7-DAYS FREE TRIAL OF PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP. So, you will become paying customer, just after you had enough time to "try things out".
I think, that is no brainer .
Are you going to give it a try? If yes, then...
I'll see you inside.
This is the end of my answer on question is Jono Armstrong Scam?
First and foremost, thank you for reading it. It was quite long, yet well-needed info. As I feel that the online space, especially online marketing is filled with all sort of scammers or look-like-scammers.
Whose only intention is to MAKE A SALE.
They don't really care if YOU will learn something valuable or if your success will be sustainable or short lived. Secondly, their unethical, sale-in-every-case type of behaviour is really destroying reputation of online marketing.
I wanted to warn you from Jono Armstrong and his students.
I would highly recommend you stay away from people like them. You will be supporting what they are doing. On the other hand, I showed you some alternatives, you can go with if you want to learn affiliate marketing.
I hope I gave you plenty of information to make informed decisions.