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This time we are going to check the current (as of June 18th, 2021) affiliate marketing tool, called Zest.
Zest should help you to create easy campaigns using their website builder.
From first sight, it seems like a decent and helpful tool.
But we are going to dig deeper.
In the following Zest Review we are going to check the following:
- How it works
- Who is behind it
- What is the price (including the upsells)
- Is it really worth it?
- Are there any alternatives?
And I will do my best to keep the review short but concise.
So let’s begin.
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Zest. This review is based on research and information available online in the public domain.
Any recommendations and conclusions are only opinions and may not apply to all persons or situations.
Price to Join: $18.20 + Upsells
What is Zest?
Zest is supposed to be an app or a simple software where you can create a website. It takes only a few minutes. You only need to select some products, write short sentences, and your site is ready to go.
Ready to go where?
According to the Zest sales page, this new website is full of offers and you can send them to hundreds of people.
So if they buy the product, you make money.
In other words, these are autopilot campaigns, and there is no experience needed.
For a small fee, you can have access to this app, create your campaigns and get quick results “in the quickest time possible…”
Does it mean that this is finally the get-rich-quick scheme that actually works?
Of course not, and we are about to find out why the Zest doesn’t work.
Let’s check who is behind this app.
Founder of Zest
The person behind this app is a guy named Billy Darr.
He seems to be a real person.
The problem is that this guy releases at least 2 products per month.
What is the reason for that?
I mean if one product works and it generates revenue for my customers, why should I create a new one?
It doesn’t make sense.
This to me is already a red flag.
Who is it for?
As already mentioned this is supposed to a newbie-friendly app, so in theory, you don’t need any experience with affiliate marketing.
The truth is that it is really easy to create a pre-built website within this Zest platform and the campaigns as well.
But later, we are going to learn that these campaigns are useless and no one will ever see them.
With that being said, I don’t recommend this app to anyone.
Save your money, save your time, and if you really want to know how to start earning money online, you can have a look at the link at the very bottom of this page.
Now, let’s check why Zest is not recommended for anyone.
What is Inside?
This is how the Dashboard looks like and research shows that this is identical with many other products coming from Billy Darr.
I don’t want to bother you with all the details and features of the dashboard since by now you know it is pointless.
Let’s just check briefly.
Here you find a couple of videos about the platform.
All videos have only a few minutes and it shows how to navigate throughout the platform and how to create the so-called campaign.
Affiliate Offer Search
On the left-hand side menu, there is this “Affiliate Offer Search” where you can actually create the so-called campaign.
You are going to pick certain products and as you see these products are also available on JVZoo, WarriorPlus, and ClickBank platforms.
That means that using this platform you can promote these products and if someone purchases them through your affiliate link you get a commission.
Zest Page Builder
You will find also a page builder, but the problem is that they do not offer any hosting.
Meaning the page you create is only a subdomain and with such a page is almost impossible to rank well in search engines.
With that being said “your”page won’t get any traffic.
How does it Work
As already mentioned above you can create a simple page using Zest where you put the offers with your affiliate links.
So in principle, if someone clicks on the affiliate link and purchases the product or service, you get a commission.
In theory, this might work.
The main problem is that you need real people, visitors, that actually are interested in these ClickBank products (or JVZ or Warriorplus).
These people most likely search for a specific product on Google.
And here is the thing.
None of the pages built within the Zest will rank well, so no one will find it.
And I don’t have to explain to you that zero traffic means zero sales and thus no commissions.
How about Social Media?
100 Social platforms where you can share your links…
Again, in there this might work, but ask yourself a question;
Do you have a profile on that specific platform?
On how many of them do you have a profile with followers?
How many followers do you have?
Besides, you may have noticed that even though you post something on FB, most of your friends won’t see the post.
FB and other social media filtering out what to show.
So unless you have thousands and thousands of followers, no one will ever see the “offer” you want to promote.
So it is the same thing as with the organic traffic
With no followers, your page won’t get any traction so we are still at the beginning.
What is the Purpose of Zest?
With a little bit of knowledge, it is possible to create your own site, go directly to these platforms (ClickBank, JVZoo, and so on) and promote the product the right way.
That means, creating a review and driving free traffic.
Unfortunately, a lot of newbies want to get rich quickly and therefore they always search for shortcuts and loopholes.
The creators of Zest want these people to believe, that they actually have the shortcut for them, so every newbie can start making hundreds of dollars, tomorrow.
But the truth is that these so-called automated campaigns never work and their main purpose is to make money for the founders.
Therefore you have so many upsells, as we are about to find out.
Do you really need the Zest?
Now I am not sure how experienced you are with affiliate marketing, but even though you are just a beginner, let me tell you that you don’t need the Zest.
The thing is you can go to Clickbank and become their partner absolutely for free.
Here is an article on how to make money with ClickBank.
The same applies to JVZoo or Warrior plus or any other affiliate program.
These days it is easy to create a simple website.
The more difficult part is the traffic, but depending on the niche, even a new website can get traction within a couple of months.
What is the Price for the Zest?
Right after the launch of this product, the price was $17.
As of this writing which is about a week after the launch, the price is $18.20.
Apparently, the price goes up every minute.
But it is only by a few cents.
But here is the interesting part.
Every person paying the front-end price for the Zest will be “bombarded” with upsells that are not cheap.
At the end of a day, one might end up paying $468!
This is a screenshot from the JV site, so whoever successfully sells the Zest, is going to earn 50%.
(I am not sure whether you see the sentence but it is worth mentioning that it reads as follows:
“With over $3+ Million Dollars Gone Through Out Funnelrs From Feb 2020 to May 2021 – You Can Be Excited To Experience A Giant Payday“)
It is interesting since the platform was registered in June 2021:
So, not that just the Zest website builder is useless, there is a lot of mistakes and fake information on their website.
Please stay away from the Zest.
Watch Out for Fake Reviews
Anyways, there are reviews offering the Zest as it is a great product with no drawbacks.
These reviews are easily recognizable – they rank it at least 9/10 or there are no Cons to that product.
This is not how affiliate marketing training works.
It is not even how affiliate marketing should work.
I always, say, when someone is serious about affiliate marketing and how to make living with it, he or she needs to learn some skills, first.
And for those who want to build a sustainable business online, it is necessary to deliver the value first.
I have spent many years until I found a decent educational platform with lots of training, that actually teaches what really works.
At the bottom of this article, you find the link with more details.
Just wanted to let you know that making money online requires some effort, but it is still a very good way how to have a consistent income online.
So if you are curious about how such an educational platform looks like, go ahead and check the link below.
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Let’s wrap up this Zest review.
What I like about Zest
- Actually, there is nothing I like about the Zest.
(Maybe it shows the basics of how affiliate marketing works, inside the platform).
What I don’t like about Zest
- Very misleading sales page
- Fake Earning reports
- Useless Campaigns
- A lot of Upsells with no value
Some Thoughts at the End
Zest is supposed to be a push-button system that allows you to share your affiliate link with others in less than a minute.
It is not.
Zest is a low-quality page builder where you can put your offers, but no one will ever see them. Meaning no one will ever click on them.
The bottom line is you won’t earn a dime using the Zest tool and I also recommend staying away from it.
They use a bunch of upsells that might cost you several hundreds of dollars.
The problem is that they want you to buy more stuff, which is just the way how the founders make money.
You won’t find anything useful in the upsells either.
In order to generate income online, one must learn basic SEO stuff and also how to create a website.
There is nothing to be afraid of, and the platform that I recommend has extraordinary training, that you can try out for free.
(The first 10 lessons are completely free).
Learn more about this platform by clicking at the link at the very bottom of this post.
If you have questions or concerns, let me know in the comment section below.
Thank you for reading and
Wishing you a nice rest of a day (wherever you are)