Ethan Vanderbuilt – Is He A Scam?  Yes In My Opinion!

I had the misfortune of running across Ethan Vanderbuilt and his website after he did a review of the Infinity Downline business opportunity along with listing one of the most credible and honest men on the planet, Peter Wolfing, as a ‘scam artist’.   He has also without my permission of course, featured one of my own videos on his website in his review of Infinity Downline.

While it’s beneath me to give someone like this an ounce of my time in writing,  I do feel an obligation to give the honest truth and defend Peter Wolfing’s integrity as he has helped an amazing amount of people with his businesses and also to give everyone the honest reality of who Ethan Vanderbuilt really is, which is an absolute scam artist himself and the ultimate form of ‘hater’:

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As most everyone knows, the Infinity Downline program has been the most legal, credible, honest, income producing program for 5 years straight now and has over 260,000 members.  The Infinity Downline program sells a membership to access a product line, which has an amazing value of audio and video products dealing with software, marketing, and entrepreneur training.  

This is obviously a perfectly legal business model and is used across many different industries.  As to how someone could call this a ‘scam’ is beyond me or has anything remotely related to what Ethan Vanderbuilt claims is beyond ludicrous, but we’ll get more into that in a moment.

Ethan Vanderbuilt’s review on his website of the Infinity Downline program is probably the most absurd and ridiculous writing I’ve ever come across on the internet. 

To the uninformed viewer it may seem like Ethan Vanderbuilt is a ‘scam buster’ as he likes to refer to himself.  To an informed internet marketer like myself, let me tell you exactly what Ethan Vanderbuilt is doing with his content and his website, so you will always know how much of a scam artist Ethan truly is…

How is Ethan Vanderbuilt A Scam?

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Nice black curtain behind you, I suspect you are trying to hide the fact you are still living in your parent’s basement…

As stated, Ethan Vanderbuilt’s entire web presence and content is built upon taking honest and credible companies and informing everyone that they are a ‘scam’.  This drives more and more traffic to his site and creates a controversy.  This controversy is what he is relying on to engage readers to his site because some unfortunates will search for a company and research if the company is a scam.

As you can also plainly see from visiting his website, he has many ads popping up and listed and this creates a small revenue for himself if anyone clicks on the ads from visiting his site.   This is about the lowest form of marketing online and again is sadly the only way Ethan can make any type of money online, by driving traffic from these scam claims in the hopes of someone clicking these ads.

His entire web presence is built on tricking and deceptively creating a controversy against credible honest companies, and this makes him an outright scam as well as a liar.

Not only does he falsely accuse credible companies of being ‘scams’.  He also accuses prominent internet marketing leaders like Vick Strizheus and even hugely respected authors such as Robert Kiyosaki as being a ‘scam’.

Let’s take a look at just how much Vick Strizheus is respected among by the industry and just about everyone by taking a screenshot from his facebook page:

vick strizheus vs ethan vanderbuilt


Now let’s take a look at how much Robert Kiyosaki is respected and admired by taking a screenshot from his facebook page:

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So to compare and be fair, let’s now take a look at how respected Ethan Vanderbuilt is when he makes a post on Facebook:

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I hope you are starting to understand just how sad and desperate an individual like Ethan Vanderbuilt is…

It’s much like a desperate cry for attention and probably about the only way, sadly, that Ethan can get any viewers to his site whatsoever.  I also suspect that Ethan himself was a huge failure in business, and this is probably what has caused this need for ‘scam busting’ he refers to as his mission.

Let’s look at another big reason why Ethan is building so much content claiming honest companies are ‘scams’, this is a screenshot taken from a page on his website:

ethan vanderbuilt wealthy affiliate

This screenshot is taken from Ethan Vanderbuilt’s own website promoting his own affiliate link to Wealthy affiliate, which is an affiliate marketing program identical to other opportunities he claims is a ‘scam’

This is the only real evidence that we need to realize that not only is Ethan Vanderbuilt is a scam artist himself and a liar, but he is also a hypocrite. Building content accusing credible affiliate marketing companies are a scam, but then promoting Wealthy Affiliate?  I hope you are starting to see the truth of what Ethan is really up to:

Creating controversy and gaining traffic to promote his own agenda for his own affiliate marketing program… 

Let’s look at Ethan Vanderbuilt’s Review of Infinity Downline…

While Ethan Vanderbuilt falsely accuses many credible companies such as WorldVentures, MCA, Vemma, DS Domination, Empower Network, and even the network marketing industry giant Amway as being ‘scams’ I want to go in depth as to just how ridiculous his review of Infinity Downline is.

I’ll be attaching a screenshot of his review and then explaining the actual truth about the claims being made towards the Infinity Downline opportunity:

1. Infinity Downline is ‘Cash Gifting’…

infinity downline cash gifting claim ethan vanderbuilt

Infinity Downline is in no way or has ever been a ‘cash gifting pyramid scheme’ as Ethan Vanderbuilt claims.   Each member pays a membership fee to access tons of audio and video products in the areas of software, marketing, and entrepreneurship training.   This is one of the most credible and legitimate business models used across many different industries. 

Each member is paying for products.  Pyramid schemes or ‘cash gifting’ would involve no product whatsoever and is illegal.  Infinity Downline’s business model is the furthest thing from illegal.

2.  Low value, out of date content…

Infinity Downline has a huge product line consisting of tons of digital trainings on everything from software, marketing, seminars, motivation, self development, etc.   All of the software trainings are consistent and helpful, I myself used to have an IT business and I can say that the products dealing with anything IT related are of very high value.  I completely learned myself how to use Powerpoint from the product line and even my own mother learned how to use Excel from the video trainings on that software.

Being an SEO expert myself I would also highly recommend the video marketing products related to SEO and online marketing within the Infinity Downline membership to anyone getting started online.

There are tons of products within the membership area valued in the thousands for the membership cost and are all high quality.  Ethan Vanderbuilt obviously not being a member of the program would not know this and proves he is a massive liar and has no basis in his review whatsoever.

3.  Problems with the Reverse 2 Up Compensation Plan…

infinity downline reverse 2 up compensation

The reason the Reverse 2 Up Compensation plan hasn’t disappeared, as Ethan Vanderbuilt claims, is because it works and is the most simple and profitable compensation plan that anyone can use to make serious money very quickly.

Most anyone within the Infinity Downline program makes more money in a day than Ethan does in a month, so I will leave it at that and this is probably another reason why he hates affiliate and network marketing programs because he obviously cannot make a dime in any of them.

The Reverse 2 Up Compensation Plan is without a doubt the most effective profitable compensation plan in existence and allows anyone with work and effort to make money.   In fact the way Ethan describes the way the Reverse 2 Up Compensation plan works is completely false and wrong.  Again clearly not being a member he cannot get his facts straight on anything and is just another sad attempt at the company providing an amazing means to every member to get into profit very quickly through sales into the business.

Please see the Actual Reverse 2 Up Compensation Plan Here

In Conclusion About Ethan Vanderbuilt…

This is much like someone who has never worked out a day in their life, telling everyone else in the gym exercising that what they are doing is ‘wrong’.  Someone who has never attempted much at life yet telling everyone that companies and opportunities are a ‘scam’.

Everyone hates these types of people like Ethan Vanderbuilt, and what content he has built is always met with fierce resistance from most people visiting his site (just look at the comments on his ‘reviews’).

Unfortunately there is always going to be people like Ethan Vanderbuilt, but rarely do they go to this extent to try and discourage people from actually getting free and making an income for themselves vs. being completely mediocre as he is. 

There will always be discouragers, haters, or those that attempt to take away from your success or how to live a life you truly deserve, if I had ever once listened to someone like Ethan Vanderbuilt, I would still be completely lost in a world of mediocrity and working for someone else and building someone else’s dream. 

Those that ‘can’t’ will always try to discourage the rest of us who ‘can’.

I couldn’t sleep at night knowing I was tricking and deceiving people through my content online, but this is exactly what Ethan Vanderbuilt is doing.  While I do not have any anger for Ethan Vanderbuilt, I do feel incredibly sorry for this guy.

I suspect he does not get any attention or have much along the lines of friends and family, so his content is a way to get ‘attention’  and to anger as many people as possible.  It’s much like a child screaming for someone to pay attention or to ‘act out’ so someone will notice.

And that is the honest sad reality of Ethan Vanderbuilt…


To Your Success,

James Matthews
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