Last Update – 12/18/2016 – Be sure and check my EDIT below from a year after this initial review for a lot more info. I delve into the Money Pages and the Forums.
So, I came across this guy several months ago on YouTube who calls himself KingHuman. I subscribed to his channel because he had some unique ideas, and he was kinda funny albeit abrupt at times. A few months after I started watching him on the regular, he rolled out his paid membership site in September 2013. This is pretty much what most of his videos look like:
He’s usually in his home office in front of these three screens. As of this writing, he has uploaded 623 videos. He claims to have gotten his start in Internet Marketing by selling Halloween items on eBay. He says he made like 75 grand on the rights to some book he bought from a guy back when it was a viable option to sell digital products on eBay. He participates in stock trading. He visits Las Vegas and Hawaii on a regular basis. He’s usually in Vegas about once a month. Supposedly.
I say “supposedly” because there’s really no evidence of any of the above. For example, his websites look like crap in my personal opinion. Now, I’m no creator of dynamic and awesome websites, but I prefer my methods over his.
Now while this isn’t really a website critique, what do you honestly think? Visit the links, click around. It feels like 2002 in there…at best. Recently, he decided to overhaul the member forum. All the old posts gone. Members had to re-register at the new forum to participate. All of the posts and unanswered questions were deleted. I can’t tell by looking at the page source what platform he used for these sites. He might be old school hand-coding them in HTML. Props for that, but it doesn’t really make for a professional site unless you are a professional coder.
What’s Inside The King Human Elite Member Site?
You can browse a good portion of the site without paying. Anything of value is locked away behind the member area, and it will cost you a whopping $15 bucks a month to get inside.
Once a month KingHuman posts a Money Page chock full of links to video courses, e-books, and unique ideas. Everything is available to Elite members for download as a part of the membership. There are graphics packs and other logistics available for use as well. My take is that it’s not worth $15 per month. It’s all things that you can find around the net for free if you know where to look.
Basically, the only value is that some of the ideas presented are unique. They are not things that you will find just anywhere. However, these ideas are almost all presented in his FREE YouTube videos. There’s nothing extra to it. He presents a TON of ideas, but there’s never any how-to information to support it. It is left up to you to take action and go through the trial and error on your own. If you don’t succeed, then the fault is yours. That is the general premise. It’s not very newbie friendly. Usually, when I pay for information, I expect that information to help me avoid at least some of the trial and error.
Along the lines of website design, there were some WordPress themes and plugins available as well. Why doesn’t KingHuman use WordPress? Not to mention when he revamped his forum, it appears to be some sort of script rather than installed PHPBB or something similar on a subdomain. Speaking of domains, the site is TheKingHumanElite.com. Even I know that using “the” isn’t the greatest SEO move in the world. It doesn’t look like or seem like he knows what he’s doing.
There was absolutely no information about how to set up a site and drive traffic since the recent updates at Google and how to do it without the Keyword Tool that Google retired this year. Of the dozens of videos, nothing indicated that it was up-to-date information. I’m not going to waste time sifting through all of that trying to figure out what is actually usable.
Is Anyone Succeeding With KingHuman?
Honestly, I don’t know. I think a lot of people, myself included, joined the site for the personal interaction with KingHuman via the forums. What I found were a lot of people with unanswered questions. There were several Deleted User accounts where it seemed obvious that members had canceled their memberships. There was a thread where KingHuman was talking about being in Las Vegas meeting with some of his Elite members. Also on the thread were other Elite members in Las Vegas inquiring where they were meeting in hopes of participating with no response.
I honestly didn’t see any evidence of success. Given the lack of information inside the Elite Membership, I could simply get the same amount of information from KingHuman’s free videos. If you have the ability to think outside the box at all, you might as well entertain your own ideas and go through the trial and error to make them work on your own. Seriously.
The Positives of KingHuman
- The guy seems to genuinely want to help people make money. He’s just such a mess of unorganized ideas with no follow-through that it’s really counter-productive.
- He also encourages giving to charity in ALL of his videos. He touts St. Jude’s Research Hospital without ceasing.
- His ideas ARE unique. He covers some things I’ve never thought about, but Bullet 1.
- He’s kind of abrupt at times in a mock-insult sort of way.
- He’s not as accessible as he would like to seem.
- He makes a lot of claims, but there’s no evidence or people who corroborate these claims.
Save your dough! You could invest that 15 bucks into an autoresponder, Fiverr gigs, Netflix, or in other educational material that you pick and choose and get A LOT more value for your money. Stick to the free info that KingHuman puts out there. It’s FREE and of equal value to what you’ll find inside his Elite site.
EDIT: KingHuman One Year Later
The most popular article on this site is by far is this review of KingHuman’s Elite Member site from last year. I was a member for only a couple months because 15 bucks a month was a little steep. I don’t pay that for Netflix! Okay, so that’s a bad comparison, but there’s a lot of things you can do with $15 a month online. He was only a few months into that endeavor then too, so a year later, I would imagine one of two things has happened:
- He’s gotten better with the Money Pages which are the main part of the paid content. KingHuman puts a page together each month of freebies, money-making methods, courses, etc.
- He’s gotten lazy with the Monty Pages and being a member holds even less value now.
There’s no way to know without getting in there and having a look around. Let’s do it.
Since I was a member previously, my prior details were simply reinstated. This is a nice feature. KingHuman has moved his forums into the public space and set them up on…well, I can’t tell yet because I’m having to retrieve my previous password. I received 5 emails upon signing up not counting the two from PayPal notifying me of payment and recurring payment. So, he sets you up on an automatic subscription. However, this is not a problem as I recall it was simple to cancel the last time, and since it’s through PayPal, you can also shut off payments through them if you do have any issue.
He has archived all of the Money Pages from last year up through August of this year (2014). You can still view these pages which is nice. I haven’t managed to get into the forum yet. I had to do a Forgot Password on my previous account, and I’m still waiting for that email. We’ll look around the other areas a bit while we wait.
He does a monthly giveaway which is usually a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Not too shabby. He has done this every month since he started his Elite site. All Elite members are automatically entered to win and there is no additional requirement. If I open the site in a different instance of Chrome where I’m not logged in as a member, the only difference between the two is that link to the Money Pages. I’m not sure if non-paying members have access to the forums since it asks me to register an account…or if there are special paid forums remains to be seen. Try it for yourself — TheMoneyPagesForum.com
Alright, so I finally got into the forum. A year in, and there are still less than 3,000 posts total as of this writing. Perhaps this is why he moved the forum off his site and got a domain. The forum itself resembles an Internet Marketing board. There’s a marketplace, joint ventures forum, SEO, social media, and a lot of Make Money Online stuff. I’ll be going through and seeing what I can glean from the interactions there. In the meantime, I’m fairly sure you could access the forum by just creating an account. We’ll take a more in-depth look at these below.
So, thus far, for my 15 bucks, all I get is the Money Pages. Let’s take a look at them and see what we get. I’ll start with the ones for this current month since the December ones aren’t out yet.
The Money Pages
November Money Pages consist of 4 courses for download, most of which have resell rights. KingHuman touts this as “HUGE VALUE”…and it may very well be. Resell rights are nifty. It means not only do you get access to the course material yourself, but you can sell it how and wherever you wish. You can offer it has a free giveaway on your website to build your list. You can compile it into an ebook and put it on Amazon. You really can do a lot with stuff like this. My issue is that so can the 12,000 other people who have it. This makes for a saturated product. Also, if it’s being offered here, has KingHuman squeezed every last dime he could out of it?
The value of this type of offering banks on the small percentage of people who will actually take action on using it to make money. If you’re a newbie, you’re not going to understand all of the ways you can use it to make money. There goes 2/3 of the value if you ask me. Let’s look at another one.
The October 2014 Money Pages consist of 9 courses. *yawn* The September 2014 Money Pages include 3 WordPress themes and more courses. Now, I’m not giving out a lot of information here about what everything is about. KingHuman has a rather stiff disclaimer on his site, and I don’t want to dance with it too much. The courses are your run-of-the-mill stuff:
- Social Media Marketing
- Video Marketing
- List Building
- Business in a Box
Some of the items were created by KingHuman himself, but most of them don’t specify the creator. I’m going to take one, and track it down. Let’s find out where this stuff comes from.
Tracking a Non-KingHuman Product From the Money Pages – Where Does It Come From?
So, I just grabbed this from the Page: The EZ Money Quick Start Blueprint. I punched that into Google.
NOTE: I’m not hyperlinking these because I just see broken link issues later. I will put in the link and if you want to explore further, just copy and paste it into your browser.
InstantProductPublisher.com – Product URL: http://instantproductpublisher.com/ez-money-quick-start-blueprint-special/
This is set up by a couple fellows as a sales page for the master resell rights for this product. Current price: $5.19 If you’re an elite member, you got it as a part of your $15 a month. Basically, KingHuman spent around 5 bucks on this so he could include it in his money pages.
JVZoo.com – Product URL: http://www.jvzoo.com/products/130421
This may very well be where KingHuman got this product. It’s listed here with MRR (master resell rights) at $4.97.
Amazon.com – Product URL: http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Money-Quick-Start-Blueprint/dp/1500971952
Some bloke has already gone through the trouble of putting this on Amazon…in Paperback no less! The book is 24 pages long! It will cost you $8.09. There are NO reviews. There is also no Kindle Edition attached..let’s see if we can find one.
Nope. If you have Kindle skills, you could corner the market there. I’m not sure why Stephen D. Elliott didn’t do it. He published this through CreateSpace which gives you an option to automatically send the book to Kindle Direct Publishing. Strange indeed.
I’m betting it’s also not in any of the other popular e-pubbing formats, and you could get it in about 5 places quickly by using Draft2Digital.com. Moving on.
WordPress.com – Product URL: https://afurm78g.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/get-instant-product-publisher-ez-money-quick-start-blueprint/
Some random person slapped this on a WordPress.com blog. *yawn* Click to “read more”. I doubt he/she is making very many sales.
Google Books – Product URL: http://books.google.com/books?id=GatbBAAAQBAJ
Listed as 50 pages in length here. A bit of a contrast with the print version available on Amazon. If you click the Preview This Book link, the cheapest buying price as of yet is revealed. $3.82. However, this probably doesn’t include MRR. You can also get a preview of the first 14 pages of the book…FREE. This includes the table of content, so technically, this gives you enough info to be able to research the method and do it without buying the book or write your own ebook and sell it.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/eSalesStore – Product URL: http://www.esalesstore.com/product.php?pid=8573
Yup, someone got them some MRR and slapped this on their website and linked to it from their dying Facebook page. ESaleStore appears to be a membership site where you get unlimited product downloads by being a member. Are you beginning to see how this works?
So, you create a membership site, charge whatever you want…say, oh, $14.99 a month. Then, each month you go out and find some low-cost products with resale rights and release them to your members. “Boom goes the dynamite!” You have your own Money Pages.
PLRProducts.com – Product URL: http://www.plrproducts.com/ez-money-quick-start-blueprint
Same general idea here except you don’t have to be a member, you can just buy the products outright, one at a time. Here, we find the most expensive price thus far for the digital version of this product: $5.99
Masters-Resale-Rights.com – Product URL: http://masters-resale-rights.com/ez-money-quick-start-blueprint.html
Here, we see the cheapest price: $1.99. It says this is for today only, but who knows.
Alright, so…what have we learned here?
- Saturated Product – I was on the third page of search results before I saw a headline that didn’t start with the title of the product. There were more than 82,000 search results returned. You can see this in the screenshot above. This does appear to be a new product since none of the search result dates show anything earlier than September 2014. Even so, this product is EVERYWHERE and you would have a TON of competition if you tried to build a sales page and get it to rank. The only true value in this product is what you can learn from it yourself…not in the resale rights.
- Cheap Product – The product is a cheap PLR ebook. You can find these ALL day long with a Google search. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if this wasn’t available free somewhere. Some people will give away products just for website traffic. NOTE: KH has this listed as “Business in a Box”.
This product was from the October 2014 Money Pages. It could have had value in early October, but as you can see it became quickly saturated. Most of the time with MRR, you can’t give the product away for free, but you can sell it any way you choose, even behind a member area like KingHuman does. Bascially, you could take the 15 bucks for a KingHuman Elite Membership and invest it in 3 products like this and have your own Money Page. KingHuman is smart, I’ll give him that.
The last Money Page that looks like KingHuman invested some real time in was August 2014. He posted an intro video that month and created a post for each entry. Looks mostly to be videos he created himself. No cheesy PLR courses or ebooks. Since the Money Pages are what you really pay for, they should be top-notch second-to-none content in my opinion, and they’re not.
Let’s explore the Forums for value.
An In-Depth Look at the Money Pages Forums
The following Forums are included:
As of this writing, there are 549 topics total. I’m skipping such obligatory topics as introductions, forum rules, etc. I hit the Money Pages Main Forum topic and we’re off…A quick overview gives me the following info:
- A user posted about failures. Here are some to watch out for: SiteBuildIt, Empower Network, and Insider Profit Club. Let me add, any “network” promising you huge profits is network and multi-level marketing. Beware! You might as well sell vacuums door to door.
- Apparently you can make money creating courses on Udemy. That’s useful info.
- I’m not the only one who fails to see value in the latest editions of the Money Pages. A user posted directly to KingHuman regarding the pages for this month and how it was just PLR rubbish. He made some really valid points like that 15 bucks not only pays for things like this, but for KingHuman’s personal insight, etc. I have yet to come across a post by KingHuman himself that isn’t the rules or whatever. It’s obvious, he doesn’t spend a lot of time there, he doesn’t spend much time on his websites (most of the content is the exact same as it was a year ago), and he isn’t spending much time on these Money Pages.
I’m on to the Successes forum. This seems like a good place to see if and what is working for people.
- There’s a ton of views on this forum. This is obviously what everyone wants to know about.
- First post is a guy doing videos on Clickbank products and then using tools to rank the video. Making a little money here and there.
- Second post…some idiot paid $1000 to learn WordPress. I hope that included coding from scratch because that’s the only thing I don’t know how to do and I taught myself WordPress in a matter of days for FREE! There you go. If you know WordPress, make a course and sell it. Useful.
- Clickbank+Facebook ads = $$
- http://monsterherbs.com/ – KingHuman student success. User posted the success of this site. 3 sales in January. Blog and Facebook Page dead since April. Wonder if they still feel the success?
- I’d keep going but the page maxes out at 28 topics. None of them are the type of success you might expect as a newbie or long-time subscriber to KingHuman. No rags to riches success stories.
There’s a Services For Hire forum where you can rip off your fellow Elite members. Okay, I know, not everyone is trying to rip people off. It just doesn’t seem like a forum like this would be very effective among a group who are all trying to succeed.
The forum, as best as I can tell, is open to the public once you create an account. It doesn’t appear it is reserved for Elite members only anymore. So, if you want to know/see more. Join up.
My Overall Thoughts
I still hold to what I said in my post on this last year. The best KingHuman content is still coming out on his YouTube channel free of charge. Take the 15 bucks you would spend on this, and invest in your own business. You can grab a domain and hosting for about the same amount. If you don’t know how, hit me up in the comments. I’m serious. I can hook you up VERY CHEAPLY with a WordPress website.
Let’s talk about what you can do with WordPress in relation to what we’ve covered in this post.
- First and foremost, you can build a website with it. Yeah, I know it’s a blogging platform, but it’s also the best website platform you can own.
- You can build your list. Yup, it’s fairly simple to set up your site to build your list with MailChimp. Seriously, research it. It’s cheap to do!
- You can build any type of website. That’s right. You can build forums, blogs, member sites, stores, and pretty much anything else you can thing of with and on WordPress.
Yes, I said member site. Say you contacted me for that cheap WordPress site I mentioned above…you could take that and build a membership site just like KingHuman’s. So, if you took your first month of KH Elite membership cost to buy your site, the second month could buy your first round of Money Pages. Of course, you would want to be more original and I would also suggest really trying to provide value to your members. KingHuman is obviously sitting on a gold mine here. You see, he’s not worried about member retention. He’s gaining new members all the time at 15 bucks a pop. He got my 15 bucks, didn’t he? I paid it so you don’t have to. I’ve given you a look inside. I’m saying you could do it better.
You might ask, why am I not doing this then? I talk a good line here, huh? Well, I just might. I have a lot of irons in the fire. Just this post has taken me more than 3 hours to prepare. There’s nothing in this for me aside from what I’m learning here just like you. Do you see any ads here? I haven’t made one cent with this site. So, why do I keep maintaining it? I get traffic with this site. Like I said before, I have fun writing for this site as well.
Anyway…back to what I was saying…
The TL;DR version of all of this is:
KingHuman Elite still isn’t worth the money. Watch him on YouTube. It’s free. I’ll be canceling my membership after I see the Money Pages for December.