Q: What is the purpose of FromRagsToRiches®? Why did you start it?
A: The most basic way to make money for most people is simply to get a job. Another common method is to start your own business. FromRagsToRiches® is NOT about those methods of making money. We ARE about reviewing the various purported “get rich quick” schemes that are out there. Second only to sex, money is what people are always craving and wanting more of. It’s a very emotional topic. And there are lots of companies out there feeding off this emotional craving for more money. Some of these are legitimate. But many are simply ways to systematically take money out of your pocket and put it into the other company’s pocket. The FromRagsToRiches® mission is to create world’s best reviews of money-making programs. We strive to help our readers make smarter and more informed purchase decisions. If we’ve done our job right, our readers can rely on our reviews to help them choose the right program for their financial goals, personal preferences and budget. Learn more in our About FromRagsToRiches® page.
Q: What kinds of “money-making programs” are reviewed on FromRagsToRiches®?
A: There are ever-growing ways to make money. However, we are focusing on tried and true methods.
Initially, we plan to focus on the following categories:
Real estate investing
Trading penny stocks
Stock trading using technical analysis
Stock trading using fundamental analysis
Stock trading robots
Personal growth and psychology related to making money
Q: Do companies pay you to review their programs?
A: No, we never receive money from companies for reviewing their programs.
Q: So how do you make money?
A: The revenue to support FromRagsToRiches® comes from two sources:
Advertising that runs on the site, most typically Google ads.
Links to online sites with today’s pricing on the program being reviewed. If you click on a program’s price link and make any purchase, the company running the program will contribute a portion of the sale to help support this site. It won’t cost you anything extra, and it’s a simple way to help us fund our reviews. Thanks!
Q: Do you personally spend the time to go through each program being reviewed in its entirety?
A: No. If we were reviewing camping equipment or pillows, we could do that. However, we are reviewing programs that each require days or weeks to learn. Also, we want to keep the reviews as objective as possible. Each of us has our own personal preferences, and just because a particular program seemed intuitive and amazing to someone at FromRagsToRiches®, does not mean that program would work for you. That’s why we take customer reviews into account.
Q: How do you choose what to review?
A: We look at hundreds of programs to determine the top contenders in each category. To narrow down to the final set of programs we compare side-by- side we rely on several factors. First, we consider the collective recommendations and experience of our Review Editors. Next, we conduct research: looking very closely at user-reviews on programs and talking to industry experts.
Q: How many programs do you compare in a side-by- side review?
A: It varies by category. On average, we test the top 10 programs in a side-by- side comparison review. However, in some cases we may compare as few as three top contenders, and sometimes more than twenty are compared.
Q: What is your review process?
A: Our Reviewers put the programs through detailed side-by- side tests, both in the lab and in the field, and score each program across a range of weighted categories. We use and abuse each program to see how it holds up to its competition. Finally, we rank the programs, explain why, and give awards to the best.
Q: What is your motivation to give an objective review?
A: We want to build a reputation as the most objective review site in the outdoor world. That is why in every review, we clearly post our dislikes with the program. We want you to know what the shortfalls of a program are and we hope to provide constructive criticism for companies to make their programs better. In less than a year we have heard from multiple companies that have embraced feedback from our reviews in their future designs.
Q: How can I contact you?
A: You can reach us most easily by using our feedback form to send us an email. Full contact information including postal mail and phone is available on our [Contact] page.