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Luke Sample the real deal? (CPA Coach - $2,500)

Discussion in 'CPA' started by edsmithers, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. edsmithers

    edsmithers Junior Member

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    Anyone here care to comment on Luke Sample at cpawealthcoach(dot)com? I was reading about him on the Warrior board and he seems like the real deal. I've searched BHW but only found two posts about him.

    Anyone know if this guy is worth that kind of money? Any comments, good or bad, would be great.

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  2. java

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    Looks like he didn't make much of an impression on DP:

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=358029

    He also was involved in another scam:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/02/12/google-dragged-in-to-piracy-spat/

    He has some good testimonials, but I've heard negative feedback from others. It's a crap shoot.
     
  3. marketinggod

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    good shit

    too bad he got caught, lol

    if you're skeptical about it and don't have the money to throw around then maybe *********** should be for you?

    I hear luke gives a money back gaurantee though, so its tempting
     
  4. MaxSteve

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    Luke Sample is selling BH methods to noobs who don't know better. They drop their $2500, use his methods, then are totally shocked and surprised when they get shit-canned from networks and don't get paid. I've seen this first hand.

    While I don't believe in training people in BH methods (for obvious reasons), I think it's much worse that he's scamming inexperienced people.
     
  5. freqout

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    sounds like he is doing quite well in both the movie thing and this, but scams eventually wither and die.
     
  6. edsmithers

    edsmithers Junior Member

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    Damn. How disappointing to hear.

    I read his page and thought that this guy could finally be legit and teach me what to do. And boy, would I do! The revshare makes it sound so believable. I'm disappointed. I sit here with tons of time and rouphly $500 extra dollars a month to spend on something that could give me a return. A coach would be great but you just can't tell who's trying to scam you vs. who will really teach you.

    Thanks for responding.

    Best,
    Ed
     
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  7. stunna

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    Yea Luke Sample is terrible.

    Don't even consider using him.
     
  8. bhjohn

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    I ended up saying what the hell and went with his program about 2 months ago and I'm actually glad I did. I did some research on him and saw lots of opinions. I actually thought that the DP stuff and running a large p2p company gave him some street cred. I guess you could view that stuff either way.

    We have done lots of 1 on 1 sessions since then. Actually a super nice guy. I relate well to him I guess since he lives close to me, we both are into sports and share the same first name. He actually lives very close to me I plan on doing a video interview for my blog at some point. We agreed to do one greyhat method in conjunction with a whitehat method and I've done quite well with both. Maybe for some of you more advanced blackhatters it isn't worth much but for a newer guy like me it has been really good. The third method we talked about which is another whitehat thing seems to be even more promising, but I'll try to keep you updated.

    Definitely not a scam he is truly there to help out. Not like he is taking money and running or something. Maybe for you advanced guys the information isn't worth anything but that doesn't make the program a scam. Unless one of you super advanced guys is willing to sit down and coach me and show me your methods I wouldn't know who else to turn to.

    So good for newbs, not so much for super advanced guys I guess. I've made more than the coaching fees so far and wouldn't consider myself a complete newbie.
     
  9. minute80

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    Hopefully not offending you bhjohn, he was such a good mentor that you ended on this forum to gain some knowledge :)
    Anyways, don't you think that you could be better off, if you invested that kind of money in article rewriters, adwords, dedicated servers, proxies, SEO sw...? The point is that you have to see how much your ROI is, and 2.5k is a lot of money not to gain any serious profit, even if you end up doing some mistakes along the way.
     
  10. bhjohn

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    Actually I have been on this forum for quite a while. You aren't offending me at all your statement just doesn't make any sense. I'm always lurking around here and always will probably no matter my income. :) You should always read and learn from as many sources as possible. Luke actually recommends BHW.

    My ROI is higher than any other online investment I have tried. In other words I have gained significant profits so far. I hate to sound like a ra-ra cheerleader guy. I hate that, but I tried articles, adwords, etc. Don't have any sort of need for a dedicated server at this point. My ROI is great and I've learned a lot.

    Now I have to throw in something negative here because I hate these little tards who just hype up and defend things because they like it. I can see how the information may not be worth $2500 though for some of you advanced blackhatters. In that case dedicated servers and stuff would probably be a better investment. Not really for me though.
     
  11. noidea

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    Your money will give you a safer return at either *********** or the blackhat universit. Thats if places are still available!
     
  12. bhjohn

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    Hmm. I will check out both of those in more detail again. They don't appear to offer personal coaching or good whitehat methods though. I much prefer coaching for a number of reasons. Probably why they are so cheap. Personal coaching from good people is expensive.

    Last I heard about *********** is that they rarely update their site with useful info. Lots of promises and never back it up. Haven't done much research on the other. I will though. thanks.
     
  13. edsmithers

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    Thanks again to those who've responded so far with some opinions.

    bhjohn, did you start at level 1,2, or 3 (what did you pay)? And how long did it take for you to earn back your money?

    Thx,
    ed
     
  14. stunna

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    This is exactly what he did to me back in August.

    Some real-life stuff came up before the coaching even started and I notified him that I would be unable to follow through with is coaching, yet he kept my $500 deposit. He consistently avoided my cell phone calls, e-mails, and instant messages. Still to this day he has not responded and I was unable to get a refund.

    Just to reiterate, I had not even learned a method from him. The coaching had not even started....

    He is a shrewd blackhatter, I'll give him that, but I regard him as nothing more than a piece of shit. I've talked to others who took his coaching and they thought it was borderline stupid, so I'm kind of glad I didn't waste my time. $500 lost and I have moved on.

    I have personal friends earning more than he does with his network of scams and they don't act like dicks to do it. Put in some time and think outside the box.
     
  15. edsmithers

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    Stunna, wouldn't he give your the coaching now... being that he never refunded you? Have you tried to get the coaching.

    Also, those others you've talked to that said his coaching was shit... I'd sure love it if they could take a minute here and say why. Or if you can remember what they said, that would be great too. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
     
  16. innocent

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    Quick question....where does it say Luke Sample's coaching cost $2500.00????
     
  17. edsmithers

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    I put his web address in my first post. It says it there.
     
  18. heimskur

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    I guess I must be the dumbest of them ALL!

    I'm both a member of Luke's coaching program
    (Which is supposed to be the worst of them all)

    an I'm a member of **********.
    (Which is never updated and gives false promises)

    This is if people in this thread are correct.

    I enjoy being a member at DIM and the info that's already
    been provided is great. If they didn't update their site for
    2 months I would still pay the fee.

    I haven't been a member of Luke's coaching program for
    long but he didn't start cpawealthcoach until September
    so I guess Stunna was probably one of his first students.

    Before I joined I spoke to few of his students and they all
    recommended him and said his coaching was really good.
    Of course you won't enjoy it if you don't follow what he
    says and if you already know the methods but still it can be
    really good having someone to turn to that's been there and
    done it.

    Only time will tell if both these places will be worth it but I'm
    sure ready to give it a try. I tried to get one on one coaching
    at ********** but it's not available.

    So I guess I must be the dumbest of them ALL!

    heimskur
     
  19. bhjohn

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    Hey Heimskur, PM me and we can talk about the coaching maybe?

    As far as Stunna goes I have a hard time believing your story. I have never heard of him keeping anybody's money nor do I think he ever would. The only people who could have possibly thought the coaching was borderline stupid would be some kind of CPA geniuses. The students talk back and forth daily on the site and I haven't seen or been in contact with anyone who thought it was stupid. lol

    I think I'll ask him about this and see what he says straight from the horse's mouth.

    Again maybe for you middle to advanced blackhatters you probably don't need it, but it is good for me.
     
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  20. stunna

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    Yeah you're right buddy....because I'd have a big motivation to lie about it on BHW right?