Wonders Cease With Disappointing Wonder Wheel Video Marketers Toolkit
By Robin Carlisle
March 03, 2013 UPDATE: Tube Wonder Wheel Video Marketers Toolkit Review
I'm leaving my original review below, as I think it's important to note that what may look good at first glance, may actually be more trouble than it's worth.
I really like these guys, but inevitably had to ask for a REFUND today anyway. From start to finish, both products are basically... well... not finished. Every step of the way was a hassle, frustrating, and just not quite complete. Paul and Richard are really nice guys, but they released this product with too much missing, too much unfinished, and too much confusion still looming over its use.
For example, I personally wanted to get my hands on the 200 CCBY-3.0 (Creative Commons with commercial use allowed) images for reusing in video projects. And while they did a lot of work to research the photos, the info they gave was minimal. It was helpful, but still left research for me to do. Not what I wanted. Also, when reviewing the licensing rights, I'm not sure all these photos have the rights they believe they have. Once I found ONE questionable image, that created a need for me to check ALL 200 of them by hand. Not what was advertised and I don't have time for that.
The toolkit's slideshows work best in PowerPoint, however, I use OpenOffice, which they said would also work. But it was a lot of trouble... trouble that could have been easily eliminated with just a bit more attention to detail by the creators. Again, requiring more work than promised.
The "tips" they created were very personalized and could NOT be just repurposed by me, a woman. Many of them are soooo personalized, telling personal experiences in first person, that NO ONE can use them without either rewriting them totally or without pretending to be someone who they are NOT. Can't do that. Google doesn't like or want that. I just needed the plain old list of real "tips." I can see that this would work for some guys, who may not mind borrowing someone else's fish tails, but not for me.
Wonder Wheel "Lite" Gave More Light To The Overall "Missing" Problems
The upsell product I bought was the Wonder Wheel Lite Edition software. I thought a tool that would retrieve my videos via keyword search and then replace my affiliate link with a different link of my choice was an AWESOME idea and would help repurpose videos I had already created, but were going to waste because the WSO had since closed. I thought I could simply replace that link with a new live affiliate link or a link back to my site with a related article or video.
Well, that would be a good thing, yes, but there's NO CHECKBOX to choose which videos I wanted changed once I got them ALL returned in the search. One keyword brought back 30 videos, 25 of which I'd like to have the link changed. But those other 5 videos had new, live links that I did NOT want changed. There are NO instructions, no checkboxes to prevent them ALL from being changed, and honestly, no more patience left in my internet techy toolkit to spend any more of my limited time haggling with the usability problems that weighed this WSO down.
If I had put my NEW LINK in the URL box,would it have changed only the FIRST link in my videos, my targeted affiliate link to the sales page OR to my website's article about the product OR would it change ALL the links in my videos to that ONE new link? Most marketers now are acutely aware of the necessity to place varying links in both their articles and videos, so if this tool changes them ALL to ONE link address, then that would be a big WOOPSY that I don't want.
But I can't tell you whether that would happen or not... because after a week of just trying to decipher the sales funnel and get access to this software product itself, I was honestly too tired of dealing with this to correspond yet again with Paul and Richard over yet another QUESTION about their product. WHEW! Too much trouble, guys.
Simply put... it would have been GREAT, if it had been great... but it was NOT. Sorry, guys... I wish you the best, but this WSO was NOT worth all my time, trouble, and money, so I had to ask for a refund. Based on my ongoing conversation with Richard and Paul, I'm quite sure that refund will be prompt. That's the ONE reason I didn't want to ask for a refund... I really like these guys and they are very respectful and seem to WANT to do the right thing.
Unfortunately, after a week of messing, this Wonder Wheel is just too much of a mess to mess with... even for me..
My Original Observations And Recommendations
(Retracted 2013-03-03; See refund request).
I had a few Warrior Forum / JVZoo funnel glitches, but this little wso is amazing and worth any minor sales-related annoyances! One of the best PLR packages available for 10 different niches -- yoga, seo, bass, boating, YouTube, gardening, pregnancy,finance, facebook, and tattoos.
This is my favorite video and slideshow and image package I've seen this year and I search for these things daily.
Perfect for helping local businesses get on YouTube quickly and with professional quality appeal.
Also perfect for internet marketers active online in these niches or related ones, providing them with professional quality video/slideshows they can use for blogs, YouTube or other affiliate projects.
I'm particularly enthralled with the fact they''ve provided us with the over 200 images used in the video slideshows as part of the bonus package. And I've only just begun digging into all that they've included in this one-of-a-kind PLR package.
After I review all of it, check back here to follow up with my full report. But I can tell right now I'll be repurposing these files again and again and again. Check out the official page here: DELETED.
YouTube Video also revised: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJU1QMto6kA
(Trust me... you don't want all these hassles. If they fix it, and they prove it to me, I'll be glad to update this review).
Robin Carlisle 🙂