30 Minute Money Methods Review (Not Recommended)

30 Minute Money Methods BoxShelly West is making a bold promise in the video for her new make money online program 30 Minute Money Methods.

She claims that once you try her secret methods, you are guaranteed to make $50,000 per month just like she did.

She is promising that with just 30 minutes work, you will make hundreds of dollars the same day and every day after that on autopilot.

This is a very bold promise and if it is true, I’m very sure that you would be interested in trying 30 Minute Money Methods.

Well, just like all the other programs with bold money claims, I decided that I wanted to check this out to see if it was legit with the hopes that I could help others who are questioning the legitimacy of this program.

I did all the research for you so you won’t have to waste your time or your money.

30 Minute Money Methods thumbName: 30 Minute Money Methods
Website: www.30minutemoneymethods.com
Creator: “Shelly West”
Years Online: Since October 2017
Verdict: Not recommended due to misleading sales page filled with lies and low quality training with not so secret methods in the members area. You won’t make the type of money promised by Shelly West if you follow these methods without getting more information.

My Initial Reaction To Sales Video Page

On landing on the sales page for 30 Minute Money Methods, my first reaction was “here we go again”.

I’ve seen this type of layout more times than I would like to admit and I instantly had a bad feeling about it.

It looked to me like I was being presented with yet another scam product. After watching the video which took maybe a half hour and interacting with the page, I encountered a number of red flags that helped me decided that this product was not going to do anyone any good.

There were too many lies and manipulative tricks being presented to anyone viewing this page.

Below you will find some of the red flags I came across which you might not even realize were there.

30 Minute Money Methods Red Flags

30MMM earnings ticker

(1) Earnings Ticker – The first one I’d like to point out is the member earnings ticker running across the bottom of the video. In the ticker, several members are mentioned as having just earned hundreds or thousands of dollars with the program.

On the surface this is great to know that people are earning money with the program but how would they know that unless these people are sharing those earnings in real time. The members area of 30 Minute Money Methods does not have a place where members can share this info.

These earnings are merely made up stats presented to trick the viewer into thinking that this program really works if others are making such earnings.

(2) Comments – Just below the ticker, there is a cleverly placed comment section filled with questions about the program and positive comments.

As a student of internet marketing, I know that sales pages wouldn’t usually have a comment section because it encourages users to have a choice of action. Discuss the program instead of buying it.

Not surprisingly, the comment section is a fake one where as soon as you try to submit a comment of your own, instead of posting your comment, you’re whisked off to the order page to pay $37.

The optin form itself just under the video leads right to the order page as well which means that the video should tell you everything you need to know about how you’re going to make money with this program.

(3) Fake testimonials – Throughout the video there are a number of recorded videos of people talking about how they’ve made thousands of dollars with 30 Minute Money Methods with very little effort.

Great. But only if they were telling the truth.

I had a hunch about this and after looking into it, I was right. The people in the testimonials were paid to read a script about how they made a lot of money following Shelly’s methods.

Here are a couple of examples.

This is the first guy in the video speaking very highly about Shelly’s program.

30MMM Testimonial guy

It took me no more than a couple of minutes to find him on a website called Fiverr, where you can pay people to do this kind of things for a fee. Here’s the profile of Kyle Brauch who you can pay between $5 – $25 to be a spokesperson for your program.

Kyle Brauch Fiverr

In other words, that guy didn’t really make all the money he said he did using 30 Minute Money Methods. He was just paid to say he did.

Here’s another one near the end of the video.

30MMM testimonial gal

She was very enthusiastic about Shelly’s program but I found her also on Fiverr where she sells services similar to Kyle. Melissa Raub charges between $25 – $100 for a testimonial like the one Shelly paid for.

Melissa Raub fiverr

Just based on this alone, I would not buy the program. If people are really making big money with this program then there would be no need for Shelly to pay people to say they are.

It seems that the only person making money from 30 Minute Money Methods is Shelly West.

(4) Shelly West – Speaking of Shelly West, I’m positive that the name is made up and it’s not really the name of the person who created this program. While there is really nothing wrong with using a pseudonym (authors do it all the time), it’s too common of a technique used by scammers, to hide behind a name so they could release scam after scam without people knowing about the others.

Sure, Shelly West has a story but that story is just that – a story created by the real person behind the program so that others can relate to her situation.

Shelly’s earnings claims are also suspect.

She claims to have encountered a secret website after failing with surveys and blogging. This secret website allowed her to earn $625 after the first 30 minutes, $1000+ after the first hour and $2277 by the end of the first day.

She had made over $10,000 by the end of the 1st week and when the month ended, she had $48,000+ in her bank account.

Though not impossible, it is highly unrealistic and considering that Shelly is lying about all the other stuff, I’m going to say that these earnings claims are also lies. Shelly doesn’t actually exist so think about that too.

Something we could both agree on though is that online surveys are a waste of time.

What’s inside 30 Minute Money Methods?

The video fails to mention what is involved with 30 Minute Money Methods but instead tries to sell you solely on hype and promises.

They expect $37 without telling you how you’ll be making money. If you decide to close the page, you’ll be presented with a $10 discount, essentially letting you get the program for only $27.

Inside the program is very disappointing. The methods, as expected are not very secret at all.

The training is also disappointing with not much time put into explaining fully how to do the methods. It’s just a brief overview about the methods contained in PDF format. You would be very lucky making any money at all using this training.

Shelly also uses affiliate links to recommend stuff like web hosting in the members area which is another way to squeeze money out of her customers and line her own pockets.

Here is a breakdown of some of the not so secret methods in the members area.

All of these methods can make you money but don’t expect to just put in 30 minutes of work and make a lot of money the same day. Also don’t think that you can make huge money with these on autopilot as Shelly claims.

These methods can work for you if you have step by step instructions and support where you can ask questions – two things that are lacking in Shelly’s training.

My Verdict on 30 Minute Money Methods

My verdict is to avoid 30 Minute Money Methods.

With a sales video filled with hype and lies, it is clear that someone cares more about helping themselves instead of helping others. YOU are not going to get anything out of this besides the feeling you get when you realize you’ve fallen for yet another scam.

The members area could have been much better but instead it does not have enough quality training or a support system to make you successful using any of the methods mentioned.

One thing is inevitable if you decide to really put in work with this program. You are going to fail.

There are more complete programs that you can use to make money with each of these methods and you should probably consider those instead of trying 30 Minute Money Methods.

One such program that teaches how to make money being the middleman (I mention this because this is actually what I do to make money online) is a program called Wealthy Affiliate (see my review here).

Wealthy Affiliate has everything it takes to make money with this method contained inside their members area. All the training, all the resources and all the support you’ll need.

Just to put things into perspective, below is a comparison table of Wealthy Affiliate and 30 Minute Money Methods to see how they stack up side by side.

Wealthy Affiliate vs 30 Minute Money Methods

As you can see, 30 Minute Money Methods isn’t really that helpful.

Wealthy Affiliate isn’t going to hype you on promises but instead they provide the opportunity to build up a consistent income over time. You can make as much as you like but it wouldn’t happen overnight. Or in 30 minutes.

What are your personal thoughts on 30 Minute Money Methods? Have you tried the program? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. Wow, what an eye opening perspective. I would not have thought about outsourcing testimonials for anyone to take advantage of had you not presented this article. It is astounding what people will do to draw one into their program. I too fell into something similar and regretted it until I could no longer afford the program. This is why, I am careful about checking any program out. Research, research, research are qualities everyone should be made aware of before diving into any pursuit. Thank you for this insightful review.

    • Yes Xavier, you definitely need to research everything before you spend your money. People do it for stuff they buy on Amazon, why not do it for opportunities like this one too?

      I know most people won’t realize that the testimonials are paid for and fake so it looks like lots of people are genuinely using this program to make thousands of dollars and this is what they are going for. I have no doubt that they are pulling in people just because of this alone. Who wants to be left out? Unfortunately nothing is as it seems.

  2. Hi thank you for this Review it is good to know that it is just an other scam. 30 minute money methods seems same as lot of fake programs out there. World need to know about these fake programs. I am member of wealthy affiliate and I can recommend it to everyone in affiliate marketing.

    • Yes, there are a lot of scam programs floating around just like this one. It’s actually not a scam because you get training inside but it’s very low quality and of little use so borderline scam is more like it.

  3. Hi Jay, thanks for uncovering the truth about this program which in the first sight is a scam. If people could really earn that much money in so little time, everybody would have that job, I am sure!

    Thanks for trying the program and checking the fake testimonials out thoroughly! You did a good job and I am definitely not going to look into that program.


    • You are right Oscar. If this was real I’d give up writing reviews and do these 30 minute methods instead. But I know about all the methods included and you won’t typically make that type of money in that amount of time especially if you’re spreading yourself thin and doing them all at once.

  4. Thanks for the review, I unfortunately have invested a lot of money into a bad program when starting out, good to get out there that some programs aren’t worth the money.

    Some pretty big promises being siad about it, I prefer programs that tell you the truth.

    I didn’t know that people went to great lengths like hire people for testimonials, I knew about bad programs but this opened my eyes to the lengths people will go.

    • To people who do not know about the tactics, it’s hard not to get sucked into these things because the tactics are designed to really get into your head and force you to buy without hesitation or even make you skip the research process. Its the ones who end up putting in a search like “30 minute money methods review” who usually escape being victims of low quality programs like this one. 

  5. Hi Jay,
    Thanks for the heads up on 30 Minute Money Methods. A lot of people including myself are looking for ways to make money online. And the faster the better. Long experience has proven that there is no way to get rich quick.
    It takes time and effort to build a business, online or offline. I am glad that there are people like you letting others know about scams like this.
    Thanks again,

    • You’re welcome Ed. I hate when they waste people’s time with these low value trash products. Best way to get rich online is to follow a proven system and build up your income over time, not with these $500 in 30 minutes type programs that do not deliver on their empty promises.

  6. Hi Jay,
    Another shiny-box-of-empty-promises, and it seems like there’s a new one every day. At least I won’t have to worry about it collecting ‘dust’ on my shelf thanks to this post.

    I never would have thought of a fiverr gig as becoming a spokesman for a program you have nothing to do with. Seems like it’s just another way of allowing or assisting in the promotion of scams. Good catch on that one.

    When I first started out online, I suffered a bit from Shiny Object Syndrome, but luckily I paid enough attention that if all they seemed to want is access to my wallet, I was more apt to run the other way. I can’t say for certain, but I think I avoided some pretty nasty scams that way.


    • I’m sure you did. I was also scammed more than a few times too but learned to spot the signs. The feeling you get when you’ve been had is really depressing. I don’t want others to go through that.

  7. Hi,Jay.
    I can,t believe my eyes and ears every time I see a scam online program like, 30 Minute Money Methods.I presume it is a Clickbank product as these programs are quite common.
    I have been conned myself a couple of times hoping to make a lot of money from these programs.
    Unfortunately scam programs are here to stay and are like weeds pull one out and ten scammers pop up.
    Thank’s Jay for your review on “30 Minute Money Methods” and pointing out that it’s just another scam.

    • I’m kinda surprised that it’s on Clickbank because Clickbank has really been cracking down on these types of programs for a while. If it were on Clicksure or Clickbetter, I won’t be as surprised but I guess they were able to prove what they needed to prove so they could get it on Clickbank.

      Unfortunately they’ll be around forever as long as people keep falling for them. That’s why I try to educate people on how to spot the red flags so they’re able to see the signs when the next one pops up.

  8. Hiya Jay. This is a fantastic read and I am so glad I have come across your site.
    I am aware that people do scam us online and have been sucked in myself too, but having you highlight the ways some people go about this opened my eyes big time.
    Most of us would like to be earning $50,000/month and that attracts many people in particular newbies wanting a break.
    But building a business online is like building an offline business – it takes time, research, money and effort.
    Great post and thanks for the warning about 30 minute money methods.

    • That’s something a lot of people don’t understand. When was the last time anyone started an offline business with almost nothing and did $50K their first month? And even if they did, it would still take months of planning and hard work. No such thing as getting rich quick.

  9. great review and excellent approach. this 30 minute money method has all the prints of a scam. But sometimes people are desperate and lazy and want something for nothing. Deep inside everyone knows a scam, and when they get scammed they say “I knew it!”. If they knew it why did they participate in the first place!

    Thank you for exposing it in a very professional way.

    • A good copywriter (the person who wrote the script) knows how to disarm skepticism and this is what happens sometimes.

  10. Wow thanks for this in depth and comprehensive review of 30 Minute Money Methods! The first red flag for me is already coming from the name itself – literally making money in 30 minutes. If such thing exists and works, everyone would be rich by now. I also realized that most scammy programs similar to 30MMM tries to prove to us by using one of the members earnings earned in under ___ hour/minuted. That’s a straight up lie. Thanks for exposing 30MMM!

    • Yes, I guess without knowing that the testimonials were fake you’d still be very skeptical because of the time/earnings factor. The name does make you wary of the offer.

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