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Big Idea Mastermind

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Big Idea Mastermind – Business Review

Big Idea Mastermind by Vick Strizheus, found at, is an internet marketing training system with a few issues we must cover. One of the main issues deal with the creator of the program, which has several flaws itself.

First, Strizheus is a known and convicted criminal on fraud charges. If you still want to continue to do business with this man you do so at your own risk. The South Dakota attorneys who prosecuted him still contend he is a con-man.

Big Idea Mastermind is the next business venture created by Strizheus after High Traffic Academy and Global Success Club. As most multi-level marketing systems, Big Idea Mastermind is designed to make the top people the lion’s share of the money. Truly niche marketing is one of the most challenging businesses to earn a steady income in.

Since many businesses like this one have been getting rejected by most solo ad sellers the main resource left is your subscriber list, and when you’ve exhausted that, it gets even tougher. The money you invest never quite seems to recover your ROI (return on investment). Big Idea Mastermind training for an unsustainable business model is not ideal, and it does raise a few ethics questions.

There is a bit of deception involved. They charge a $45 dollar fee to join, and then they tell you AFTER joining that this is only a basic level admitting their training at this level is not very good. They tell you AFTER joining that you also won’t make much money using the basic level training they offered as some fantastic way of making boatloads with the program.

Then they tell you that the need to upgrade to the $500 level – no, better yet – the $1000 level –wait this is better – all in at the $3500 level is what will help you succeed. What they don’t tell you from the start is that it may take a year or so to start making anything substantial with what Big Ideal Mastermind is supposed to teach you.

Most rational business people would think twice before spending that time and money without decent results. I will not recommend this product to anyone anytime soon or longer.

Thanks for reading…

– David


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crungureanu on :

The owner of “Big Idea Mastermind!”, Vick Strizheus, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for theft in 2009.

He also had at least 3 other online businesses in which he took people’s money and closed everything down or transformed them in something else.

I would not recommend BIM too because I think it´s too hard for average marketer to duplicate. I believe there´s no 50% conversion rate that Vick promised, it´s good even if it´s 1%-2%, that´s 6 sales per 300-600 subscribers. When downlines start to duplicate, get their 6 and pass up 3 then ROI would be significant, only the question is, .

The other thing I wanted to clarify reading this review, was: It´s not mentioned here, what BIM actually is.

BIM is nothing else but a marketing system for Empower Network. The $45, $500, $1000 and $3500 levels mentioned here are Empower Network products and fees.

BIM founder is working closely with EN founder, the have API (application/communication handler) with EN and who is submitting payment on BIM website will get automatically access to according EN product they have paid for.

BIM is giving an extra training to each EN membership level.

So, not talking about Vick as a person, there are many marketing systems for EN and BIM is the most advanced one.

Like with any marketing system (or MLM business), they make the most of money to it´s creator, people with big lists and deep pockets and 95% of members do not make profit.

While EN has got a very positive review here, then I wish it was at least mentioned here that BIM is not a separate business but a system for EN, it would have been add more transparency.

What I would like to add is that Vick did have some legal issues in the past, but do you convict a person forever or do you allow them an opportunity to show reform? Also, what you all apparently did not do is
full research on Big Idea Mastermind because it actually is affiliated with Empower Network, which you gave
a 5 star rating as a recommended business. He is one of their top earners and uses Empower Network
as the vehicle for Big Idea Mastermind, so in essence you are actually joining Empower Network through
the group Big Idea Mastermind and getting more training other than Empower Network from the Big Idea Mastermind team.

You’re correct, I recommend Empower Network, I just don’t recommend anything from Vick, even if it’s a marketing system for something that is recommended.


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