Adam Holland promotes this mysterious Fast Start Side Hustle, where you plug into a proven system and start earning high-ticket commissions without doing a whole lot. He just did an interview with one of his FSSH students, Julia Lindley. Let’s hear what she had to say about working with Adam. Like can she shed any light on the business model itself? What does she actually do? What are they selling? How much has she made? Profited, after ads?
“Even though I’ve been in this business for a while now, I feel like I’ve learned a lot in the last couple months,” she told Adam over Zoom. “As far as my background, I live in Florida. I moved here 10 years or so ago. I had been a stay at home mom, so by the time I moved here, I had lost all my old contacts. And I really wanted to start getting to work again once my kids got to that late-middle-school–high school age. But I got really used to my freedom I already have and the thought of working for somebody else was awful.”
Eventually she comes across this invite to an affiliate marketing mastermind. This was back in 2015. Julia was immediately hooked. She studied her buns off, learned a lot, saw the potential, but never really broke through herself. Still, she didn’t give up. Affiliate marketing, as a vehicle, was sound. She could come and go as she pleased. Do yoga in the mornings. Work during the day. Spend nights and weekends with her kids. If they ever had a day off from school, they could head to the beach as a family.
Maybe she just needed to swap out the engine. Find an opportunity she could promote with a little more horsepower, a little more torque. Enter Adam’s Fast Start Side Hustle. “I was really drawn to it because it’s so simple,” Julia explained. “I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time overcomplicating things. I’ve learned a lot of skills but then I think, Well how am I gonna duplicate this and show someone else how to do all this? And when I really looked at this opportunity, everything clicked.”
If what Adam’s saying is legit, I can have my cake and eat it too, Julia realized. I can do it, make good money, and still have all the free time I desire. And be able to show someone else how to do it without any problem. Even if they don’t have any experience or tech skills and are too timid to tell the waiter they messed up their order let alone ask someone for money, right? So Julia took the plunge, threw down however many thousands it took to join Adam and company… got in, and got busy.
“And yeah, just in this first week I’ve already gotten several leads and had someone reach out that’s interested,” she said. “And I think that’s been some of the fastest results I’ve ever gotten.” Then Adam chimed in, saying how, basically, that’s great news but he’s not surprised. Julia’s just piggybacking off of winning marketing campaigns they’re running internally, be it through Coach Marc or his own traffic co-op thingamajig. (That’s where everyone pools money together, runs ads, and then they split the leads that come from it.)
What’s disappointing is they still never say what they’re selling. What’s the product or the service? What’s the value of buying in other than an opportunity to make money by selling others an opportunity to make money? And is that really affiliate marketing? Or is that more like multilevel marketing? Also, I thought the sales were supposed to be closed for you? It sounded like Julia would have to follow up and work that lead herself. I dunno. I just think there needs to be way more emphasis on the product for me to feel good about this offer.