DGL NEUTRAL REVIEW

Neutral DGL Review

About The Author – Tyler Elson

Tyler graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame while competing as a 3-year varsity athlete. He worked as a senior business analyst in a Fortune 100 company and managed inventory and supply chain for a $100 million program. He briefly left the business world to help start a high school and build the math and science curriculum for students with language learning differences. Upon moving to Boulder, Tyler started his own digital marketing and content company, specializing in online presence (analysis and growth) and data-driven, consumer-focused content. He has served on the board of directors for multiple state and national non-profit organizations, and recently published his first children’s book. For this review, Tyler was granted free access to the DGL platform so he could understand the business and its inner workings and provide a non-biased review.

Digital Genius Lab Review: Opportunity or Scam?

These days, it can be difficult to discern which opportunities are legit and which aren’t. On the internet, especially, there’s so much information—about everything!

How can you tell the fake from the real?

When it comes to entrepreneurial advice—advice that could really impact your life—it pays (literally) to be careful.

Today, I’m taking a close look at the Digital Genius Lab (DGL).

Because this company promises a lot—the opportunity to supplement your income, leave your 9 to 5 life to work from home, and build a business from scratch.

Sounds awesome, right?

Well, this company has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. They’ve been accused of using unethical sales tactics and operating like an MLM.

This review, in part, comes in response to the negative reviews out there. I wanted to give DGL a truly neutral and thorough evaluation.

I actually signed up for the Digital Genius Lab (DGL) and used their system. In this article, you’ll find everything I experienced and learned using the platform, as well as everything I could find on the company.

Is DGL a legitimate business opportunity? Let’s find out, together.

Can You Trust an Online Review?

Whether we trust them or not, we all read online reviews. When we buy, we want the best. And we care about those five star ratings… to a degree that might surprise you.

It’s estimated that 95 percent of online shoppers look at reviews before buying. If a company does not provide reviews or testimonials, you are statistically less likely to buy from them. Not only that, but 84 percent of us trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

In short, reviews matter.

DGL has had bad luck in that department. The new company does not have many reviews, and they’ve been getting slammed with negative ones.

But, are these negative reviews legitimate? Who are they coming from?

Many of DGL’s outside reviews currently come from their competitors, which is important to note. It doesn’t necessarily make these reviews unfair or unfounded, but the intention of these reviews, and the reason they were written, isn’t just to share information.

I’ll show you what I mean.

One competitor claims DGL is an MLM that costs too much—but scroll down the page of this review, and you’ll see them promoting a competitor with similar marketing services.

Source: Bare Naked Scam

It’s a bit like having Target review Walmart—there’s an ingrained bias that’s almost impossible to eliminate. And, in the end they’re still trying to sell you something.

Yet another review suggests DGL is an MLM. You don’t even have to scroll down the page to find the reviewer promoting their own money-making system, as well as a service to “get your money back” if you’ve been scammed.


Source: Dale Rodgers

Clearly, this reviewer is trying to promote themselves. And they’re doing it by targeting traffic that wants to learn about Digital Genius Lab.

They even use the same language in their own marketing pitch—make money online, earn up to $x every month, no experience needed…

When you’re reading a negative review, it’s always important to consider the context.

One important question to ask is: does this review come from a real person who used the product? Or was it written by a competitor selling their own similar service?

If you’re genuinely interested in a service, you want information from someone who actually used it; not a competitor who’s trying to promote their own services.

That’s why member reviews are so valuable.  

As of this writing, DGL’s website is locked, and only members can view the content. That made it harder to get testimonials from actual users (more on this later).

But when you’re looking at a member review, there are a few things to keep in mind, too.

Are members providing legitimate concerns, or did they expect the product to work without putting in the necessary effort?

Even positive reviews can require a second look. If a member is trying to make a sale or recruit a new member, the review may gloss over certain drawbacks that you really want (or need) to know about.

In my experience, DGL isn’t a goose that lays golden eggs. It’s a training system that provides support and a ready-to-sell product to entrepreneurs who want to develop and grow businesses online. And, they seem to be open about what it takes to succeed in the program. That is, essentially, their mission.

But does it deliver?

I actually joined Digital Genius Lab (including their Fast Track Triple Pack [30-Day Fast Track, 90-Accelerator, Mastermind League Program]); and interviewed members and the founders.

I’m not trying to sell you an online money-making system (or anything). I’m telling you about my experience and what you can expect if you are considering joining DGL.

Is DGL an MLM (or Pyramid Scheme)?

Before we get into whether or not Digital Genius Lab is a pyramid scheme, let’s understand what we’re talking about.

What is an MLM?

Multi-level marketing (MLM), which is also commonly referred to as pyramid selling, pyramid scheme, network marketing, and referral marketing, is a business model in which the revenue is derived from a non-salaried workforce selling the company’s services. It’s a pyramid-shaped commission system in which the people at the top make the largest profit.

Of course, if higher earnings for top members is the only measure of an MLM, almost every business in the world could be called a pyramid scheme.

So, why are MLM’s associated with scams when other businesses aren’t?

Forbes has even asked: Is MLM a bad word? That article interestingly concludes, no—an MLM can be a legitimate way to make money. However, MLMs are thought of as schemes because they generally encourage participants to expect large returns with minimal investment.

Promises to earn money fast without any training abound, and most people simply don’t have the skill set or work ethic to make an at-home business profitable.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, at least 99 percent of people who join MLMs lose money. It is for this reason—the difference in actual earnings vs projected income—that many MLMs have been associated with scams.  

Similarly, many direct sales businesses have been associated with MLMs because they use recruitment and hard (potentially misleading) sales tactics. But, a business isn’t necessarily a pyramid scheme just because it recruits people.

So, the question I had to answer is, “Is DGL misleading people?”

I don’t think they are.

DGL isn’t really about recruiting or selling its own brand. You can earn money when people you recruit make a sale, but recruitment isn’t the primary focus.

A true pyramid scheme, on the other hand, relies heavily on recruiting new members.

DGL is more like a “lane” structure than a pyramid.

What does this mean, and how is a lane different from a row on a pyramid?

All businesses have opportunities to move up, typically based on merit and performance. With DGL, members can advance without recruiting anyone.

The “over and down” model is a six-lane compensation system that’s based on total volume of sales, which I break down later. Ask a big business how they decide which salespeople to promote and you’ll find a similar approach: those who are most effective are promoted and compensated at a higher level than new team members.

DGL does offer direct selling with Enagic products. But, members are not required to sell Enagic products. They are simply there to provide a way to implement the marketing strategies DGL teaches.

The products are there to earn as you learn, if you will.

When you first sign up, you’re encouraged to schedule a coaching call. This call is not a sales pitch, rather it’s a way to clarify goals and gain information. As founder Sean Malone says, “If the program isn’t a good fit for you—if you are expecting immediate returns without any effort—we tell you that up front and encourage you to look elsewhere.”

That said, the DGL team is passionate. And, this passion can sometimes get them grouped in with less savory companies that use passion as a way to convince people to part with their money. After all, the “con” in con artist stands for confidence… And, don’t you need courage to launch a business online?

Yes.

But, the confidence DGL provides seems solid.

One of the most valuable aspects of DGL, if not the most valuable, is its marketing platform and support services. This platform provides seemingly endless resources and tools for new and experienced entrepreneurs alike.

And, unlike an MLM, you aren’t bugging your friends or calling bad leads. You’re simply using the internet to market a business. Importantly, participants make money selling products without actively selling the Digital Genius Lab system.

To help maintain an approach that’s above board, DGL has a digital code of ethics members are required to agree to before they can join.

From what I can tell, DGL prides themselves on being a highly competitive and ethical company.

DGL History: What I Know About its Members

The motivation behind creating DGL is actually adorable.

The founding members, Sean and Melissa Malone, are a self-proclaimed “power couple” who wanted to find more ways to spend time together.

With their “Original Power Couple” brand, they coach couples who, like them, want careers that let them spend more of their lives together.

One of the primary selling points for DGL is that it’s an opportunity to work from home, meaning it allows the freedom to have more time and resources to spend doing what you love with the people you love.

Their third founding member, Chris “The Idea Guy” Baden is a longtime friend of Sean’s. Chris decided to join DGL when he realized his current position was eating up his time. When he agreed to join DGL, Chris had a son on the way. He saw DGL as a way to get some of his precious time back, so he could better serve his family.

All three members have impressive backgrounds in business.

Melissa helped grow a dental practice from nothing to over seven figures.

Sean is a serial entrepreneur. He has owned five businesses. His biggest success prior to DGL was an electronics company he grew from $250,000 to over $8,000,000.

Chris’s portfolio includes over 200 businesses. Before he partnered with Sean and Melissa, he ran his own insurance agency that made over $1,000,000 in revenue per year. (Fun fact about Chris, he also competed on the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior.)

The founders of Digital Genius Lab (Melissa, Sean and Chris) originally wanted to create an accessible online marketing service because they realized such a product—one with user-friendly education, support and tools—didn’t exist.

And as DGL grew, Sean, Melissa and Chris saw they were in a place to give back.

DGL donates a percentage of their profits to NeverThirst, an organization dedicated to connecting communities to sustainable water resources. The money from DGL helps build several wells each year for communities without access to clean drinking water.

Now, the founders are proud to say their “work is motivated by a higher cause.”

The founders of DGL believe in doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. This mantra also applies to their business model and the support they provide their members.

The DGL Business Model

The goal of DGL is to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the education, skills, and resources necessary to build a successful affiliate marketing business online.

It prides itself on being a marketing platform and teaching course. And, they provide ongoing support to ensure you’re not putting all your eggs in one basket.

How exactly do they help members achieve goals?

They do it in stages. And, every new member starts by moving through five training modules.

  • Module 1. Here, you learn how to set-up, season, moderate, and grow a Facebook fan page. By marketing strategically on Facebook, members are able to generate their own leads and make sales, all while learning how to repeat that success selling their own (or other affiliate) products.
  • Module 2. In Module 2, you learn how to create a unique domain, sales funnel, and a “Thank You” video, which DGL teaches you how to film and install. Building a website, creating sales funnels, and automating communication with leads and customers are all central to building an online business.
  • Module 3. With the platforms from Modules 1 and 2 in place, it’s time to start advertising. Facebook is a vital platform for online marketers. But, its complexity and regular changes to advertising algorithms can make Facebook seem inaccessible for new entrepreneurs. In its 3rd module, DGL teaches members how to get set-up as a business manager, create an ad account, target a specific audience, and run post-engagement ads to automatically follow up with warm leads.
  • Module 4. Now, you’re getting into the nitty gritty. Here, you learn marketing and advertising secrets to help your business thrive. In other words, you get know ad columns, how to interpret ad data, the six most successful ad types, Facebook ad guidelines, and how to place a “conversion” ad.
  • Module 5. In their final “basic” module, DGL empowers you to analyze campaign performance, scale up, respond to “more info” comments, and utilize leads and buyers to increase engagement and conversions.

Along with these modules, DGL also provides a variety of packages for people who want to get started even faster. Depending on your goals—whether you want to launch right away or take the slow and steady route—there are a variety of options.

The Fast Track Triple Pack

The Triple Pack consists of the 30 Day Fast Track, 90 Day Accelerator, and the DGL Mastermind League.

You can purchase all at once or simply start with the 30 Day Fast Track. Or, you can just use the marketing resources and platform you learned in the first 5 modules.

To help you decide what package is right for you (if any), let’s dive into all three components of the Fast Track Triple Pack.

The 30 Day Fast Track

This is a 4-week program that comes with two business coaches from the DGL community.  

The structured, step by step curriculum is designed to help get your business off the ground fast.

It’s focused on helping you achieve your first “optimized” marketing campaign. You do this by defining and hitting a target.

The 30 Day Fast Track also offers ad review for compliance, content, and concepts, which ensures your campaign meets Facebook standards while staying true to your personal brand.

At the end of the program, DGL rewards you with a graduation t-shirt at no cost, which is pretty fun and helps members feel more like a community than competitors.

In order to move onto the 90 Day Accelerator Program, you must show proof that you graduated from the 30 Day Fast Track.

90 Day Accelerator

This 13-week program comes with one video per day for 90 days to advance your marketing goals. These videos happen in succession, making it easy to keep up with the program and achieve the desired results.

It also comes with additional coaches for even more direct support. What else do you get with the 90 Day Accelerator?

  • Your first sale!

The objective of this program is to walk you toward your very first sale. It does this by building from your first campaign. Once you achieve your first sale, you win a set of sweatpants that matches the t-shirt from the 30 Day Fast Track.

  • Mindset Training

With big, daunting projects, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and throw in the towel. The 90 Day Accelerator accounts for this with Mindset Training.

Mindset Training starts with the law of intention—why are you doing this? What are you true motivations? Answering these questions prepares you to go get your next sale, rather than leaving you “wishing” for results.

Mindset Training is about positive thinking and keeping yourself accountable and motivated, which are all crucial aspects when growing a business. The failure rate for new businesses is around 50 percent. So, staying motivated is key.

  • Video Ads

The 90 Day Accelerator also teaches you how to build video ads.

Honestly, I found this aspect to be a bit lacking. The quality of the video (about building quality videos) was a little underwhelming.

But, it does teach you about retargeting pixels and how to navigate ad columns, two very important aspects of marketing on Facebook.

As you can see from the title of these programs—the 30 Day Fast Track and 90 Day Accelerator—success does not happen overnight. In fact, most new DGL members don’t see a sale until after the first month.

These first two programs are really about laying a successful foundation and preparing you for what’s next.

Speaking of…

DGL Mastermind League

Once you graduate from the 90 Day Accelerator, you can join the DGL Mastermind League. The league consists of 5-8 person teams that compete against each other for the most direct sales for their business over a given 90 day period.

This promotes accountability and peer support. Your group meets weekly over a webinar or Zoom and tracks your numbers, while helping each other with advertising, content, and marketing.

Winning groups win a DGL Mastermind League Hoodie Sweatshirt, which matches the sweatpants and t-shirt, to complete the outfit.  

These competitions also offer additional incentives.

DGL also has additional contests focused around their cause. One of these contests is the NeverThirst Well Title. As I noted earlier, DGL donates a percentage of their profits to NeverThirst, an organization that installs wells worldwide in communities that need them most. If you win this title, your name appears on the plaque of a new well.

That’s pretty cool.

What Exactly Does DGL Sell?

Marketing Training

With DGL’s program, you learn how to grow visibility on social media, how to utilize paid advertising, and how affiliate marketing works. These are skills that members can use to sell their own products or those offered through Digital Genius Lab.

One of the many useful resources DGL offers is support navigating Facebook advertising, which can be especially challenging for a new user.

The DGL program and mentors can help you:

  • clarify your objective
  • gain traction
  • choose your audience
  • set a budget
  • create the ad
  • utilize calls to action
  • measure results, and
  • make adjustments accordingly

An All-In-One Marketing Platform

DGL’s user-friendly platform allows you to easily create and track your ads, regardless of experience level. It also comes with real-time support to guide you through the process.

The beauty of the DGL platform is that it’s fully automated. The platform completes all of your presentations, email marketing, phone calls, and training so you never have to pick up the phone when you’re getting started.

And, that means you can focus mainly on digital marketing.

With Facebook advertising, you get results by investing wisely in ads. With DGL, you receive guidance to help you start at the right advertising level for you, and scale up as your ads gain more traction.

Enagic

If you don’t have a product or service to sell, or you’re looking to simply gain supplemental income, DGL offers products that you can use to “earn as you learn.”

Enagic is a direct selling corporation that offers water filtration products and health supplements.

DGL offers what they call a “Trifecta” of Enagic products, including the water filtration system, shower system, and their Ukon supplements, which are FDA-approved.

Some reviewers have called Enagic an MLM because of its sales tactics. And while this might be a legitimate criticism, Enagic has been around for 40+ years. In today’s business economy, you don’t make it this long without having a rock solid foundation.

Because DGL sells Enagic products, some have accused DGL of being an MLM. However, as I already covered, DGL is, first and foremost, a marketing training program.

By offering Enagic to members, DGL offers a way to earn while you learn. Members are not locked into a contract to sell these products, nor are they required to sell these products.

Why did DGL choose Enagic as its training partner if Enagic is dealing with negative reviews?

According to founder Sean Malone, DGL exclusively works with Enagic because they are considered one of the best direct sales company in history.

DGL researched over 150 other compensation models, including business models from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, in both traditional business and in the direct selling world. DGL found Enagic’s compensation model to be the best. Enagic is the only direct selling company whose compensation model is patented. This means no other company can copy it.

Also, only one in 18,000 people worldwide have any sort of water filtration system. That means the opportunity with Enagic products is rather high. Unlike other MLMs and affiliate marketing businesses that sell “useless” products (or common ones you can find at the local grocery store), water filtration can have real health benefits.

Remember, the founders are committed to helping communities access clean water. And, given Enagic’s business model, products, and long-term success, it was a natural fit for DGL.

How does the commission with Enagic products work?

Commission earned through Enagic works in stages. Below, you’ll see the payout rate per Trifecta order for each lane.

  • 1A – $565

The first two product purchases you receive are compensated at the 1A level. When a Trifecta is sold in your 1A lane, you earn $565.

  • 2A – $1,130

Once three products in your business have sold, you’re compensated on future sales at the 2A level. That’s $1,130 per Trifecta sale.

  • 3A – $1,680

You get to level 3A by selling 11 product sets. On the 12th sale (and through your 20th), you’re compensated at the 3A level, or $1,680 per Trifecta sale.

  • 4A – $2,200

Once 21 product sets have sold in your business, future sales are compensated at the 4A level. That’s $2,200 for every Trifecta sale you or your team members make.

  • 5A – $2,800

Once 51 products have sold, you’re compensated on future sales at the 5A level, or $2,800 per Trifecta sale.

  • 6A – $3,300

Finally, once you sell 101 products in your business, you start receiving compensation at the 6A level. That’s an impressive $3,300 for every Trifecta sale.

Keep in mind, this is cumulative sales from your entire team. Which means you could rise to higher levels simply by aligning yourself with other motivated DGL members.

Can other DGL members “steal” your sale?

In many MLMs, the most successful members tend to close the most sales. This can make it hard for new members to become profitable, and could explain why 99% of traditional MLM participants lose money.

DGL bucks the trend and tries to make every member successful by operating what they call the “First Touch System” for leads.

How it works is the first person who gets a lead to opt-in for more information remains your lead. For example, if someone clicks to learn more about Enagic products through your page, but then buys from a more experienced DGL member they find, the sale is still yours.

If this feature didn’t exist, only the top earners would continue to earn, because they’re most visible. This feature allows everyone a fair shot.

Joining the DGL Community

One of the founding principles of DGL is equipping people with the tools to improve their quality of life. They do that by providing extensive resources and value.

And, in my experience, DGL really believes in its manifesto.

The community is as real as it is helpful.

When you’re learning how to navigate the complex world of internet marketing, it can really help to have someone in your corner, directing you, helping you figure out lanes, products, and how the process works.

DGL provides quick email responses. If you need to talk to a real person, you can hop on a coaching call, which are easy to schedule.

The coaching calls are actually mandatory to help you stay accountable and ensure you’re moving toward your earning goals. You speak once a week with a coach to discuss a wide variety of concerns—anything from brushing up on training, to asking questions, or just chatting about how other members are doing.

The Digital Genius Lab Facebook group is also a useful tool to get member support in real-time.

Anytime you have a question, you can go there and ask the community, and receive diverse responses in return.

 

On Facebook, members celebrate wins together.

How much does it cost to become a member?

Joining DGL currently costs $99 per month, or a $997 for an annual membership.

The membership is a recurring $99/month fee. If you get affiliates to join, you earn 30 percent commission every month. This means once your marketing has attracted three people into the program, the monthly $99 is covered.

The Fast Track Triple Pack (FTTP) runs for $297. If you decide to purchase the FTTP, the first $99 you spent joining DGL is applied toward the $297. So, you really only need to spend an additional $198 for access to all of DGL’s systems and training.

Enagic product prices range from $400 all the way up to $9,600. Which products you buy (if any) all depends on your goals and resources.

DGL teaches both paid and non-paid advertising. Paid advertising usually starts at $5/day recommended minimum. But, you don’t have to utilize paid advertising to get started with DGL. Their training guides you on how to build a winning campaign, optimize it, and scale it up, regardless of ad budget.

What’s the Earning Potential with DGL?

To many reviewers, DGL seems like a get rich quick scheme.

And while it’s certainly possible to get rich using DGL’s approach, it’s definitely not quick. It takes hard work, wisdom, and diligence.

As such, the founders actively screen new members to gauge their interest and goals. If someone thinks DGL will help them earn passive income immediately and without putting forth the time and effort, they are encouraged to look elsewhere.

On average, how much do members make?

With any system like this, it can be helpful to look at the hard numbers.

Currently, DGL has roughly 1,100 members. According to the founders, roughly 50 members (almost 5%) are 6-figure or multiple 6-figure earners ($100,000 – $750,000 per year).

About 200 members (roughly 18%) make between $3,000-$15,000 per month consistently.

In the next bracket, 500 members (about 45%) are earning between $500-$3,000 per month consistently.

That means nearly 1 in 4 members are earning at least $3,000 per month. That’s MUCH higher than the average numbers from other direct sales companies, many of which struggle to get even 2% of their members profitable.

Collectively, DGL sells over $2,000,000 per month of Enagic products. The combined totals of DGL’s profits are in the $10,000,000 range.

Let’s look at an example that illustrates the earning potential of DGL.

With DGL’s lane structure, you can purchase their “Trifecta” or products and start in lane 2A, where you’ll earn $1,130 per sale.

The Trifecta investment can range from $6,500 – $9,600. Let’s say you invest the full amount of $9,600.

In this case, it would take about 7 Trifecta sales to break even, and 34 Trifecta sales to reach the 6A position (which nets you $3,300 per trifecta sale).

At a glance that can feel like a lot of sales, especially given the cost of the Trifecta. But, members can advance more quickly by building a sales team. And, you earn commission for any sales a teammate makes.

This commission structure works on a point system, which depends on the lane you’re currently in.

There are 8 points given out per sale. The lane the sale comes through determines which points go to whom. For example, once you rank to 3A (by making 10 sales), you earn 3 points of commission when a teammate in your lane makes a sale.

And if someone in your 6A lane sells a water ionizer, then you can earn up to 6 points for that sale.

In summary, what can brand new members expect to earn?

Average earnings are impressive, especially given the relatively low entry cost of the business and the rapid rate of increase as members master the affiliate marketing approach.

First month: $0

2nd month: $0-$5,000

3rd month: $500-$15,000+

Top earners bring in $40,000 – $100,000 monthly. This is all dependent on following the system, paying attention to the techniques, and working your business daily.

The minimum amount of work that DGL recommends is 2-3 hours per day.

Given the high earning potential and such a low initial time investment, I had one more important question to answer.

Namely, are the impressive average earnings through DGL sustainable?

Anticipating DGL’s Longevity

With every new program, it’s worth asking: how long is this company going to stick around?

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of new businesses fail in their first year, and about 50 percent of businesses fail by the end of their fifth year.

DGL hasn’t quite hit the 5-year mark, so it’s worth asking: is it going to last?

I have reason to believe it will. Here’s why:

  • The training and support is there when you need them. To me, this is the crux of any professional service, especially one that centers around the complicated world of affiliate marketing online.
  • Enagic has been around for 40 years, so the products are solid and its unlikely DGL members will be left without an affiliate product.
  • Online business is one of the fastest growing industries. If you know what you’re doing and you put in the work, the skill set you learn through DGL can open new doors and a wider path to increasing your income.

Are there other ways to get the training Digital Genius Lab provides on Facebook pages and advertising?

Sure.

As I noted early in the article, many other businesses are not only selling the same type of service, but they’re actively trying to capture traffic from people who are searching for more information about DGL.

What makes DGL stand out from the other systems? They’ve automated so much of the process that people can actually focus on one step at a time, rather than getting caught up in all of the steps it normally takes to set up an online business.

Yes, there is a cost to join.

But, starting your own business—even an online business—requires an investment, whether you use DGL, a competitor, or you’re selling homemade products out of your garage.

What is DGL doing to last?

Instead of resting on their laurels, they are actively evolving with digital marketing and Facebook’s shifting ad visibility.

DGL has created something called the “Infinity Funnel™,” which is to be released in Q4 of 2018 and is anticipated to change the digital marketing environment. It’s a completely new type of marketing called “Fusion Marketing.”

The founders are also working with 7-figure earners from other platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging to add new training programs for DGL members.

They wouldn’t share all of the details about their upcoming releases, but it’s clear that DGL is planning ahead to stay at the forefront of digital marketing and training.

Final Consensus

DGL may not be right for everyone. It isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, and it takes time to work your way up to higher commissions and consistent passive income.

But if you’re interested in starting a small business, want to earn supplemental income, or just want to be your own boss (without having to figure everything out on your own), DGL could be a great option, especially if you don’t know where to start.

Whether you’re 19 or 85, the biggest barrier to online entrepreneurship are the fears and hesitation we bring ourselves.

The DGL platform organizes everything you need to start an online affiliate marketing business in one, easy to navigate place.

Whether you’re looking to supplement your income while working less or you want to build your own empire by working harder (and smarter) than your competitors, it’s worth looking into what the Digital Genius Lab has to offer.

If their business model works for you, the sky is the limit.

2018-06-07T20:49:06+00:00

43 Comments

  1. Will and Paige June 3, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    DGL is awesome we love the positive and supportive energy this group has!!!

  2. Shay Clemm June 3, 2018 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    OMG I am so grateful for DGL and everything that the community has to offer and also all the skills I have learned not only in the business side but also on the personal aspect of things. I am excited to be apart of such an amazing group and the coaches and mentors are rockstars its more of a family feeling than anything and its a warm and comforting learning place that pushes you to be the best you that you can be 🙂 Thanks guys for everything!!!!

  3. Ahmed Owian June 3, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    When people ask about DGL, they should understand 3 things…

    1. It’s one of the best low entry point businesses to start with zero experience in the industry and still be able to get a return on investment within the first year.

    2. No matter what happens in the business, the fruits of the investment you put into yourself through being a part of the community is everlasting and spans beyond this business into all aspects of life.

    3. This is the way of the future, and those who choose to ignore opportunities like DGL will end up hitting a glass ceiling be it time or money. Whereas those who jump on board and stay the course end up living a much more fulfilling life.

  4. Heidi Walker June 3, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    The Digital Genius Lab and the entire community are bar none – best ever!!! We were part of other online opportunities prior to this which all failed for various reasons, mostly because they lacked support and proper training! Once you join DGL you will immediately realize you are part of something HUGE! The welcoming support of coaches/mentors and teammates will guide you every step of the way! As you see above in the neutral review, the training and groups are listed, it’s a step by step process to take you from a beginning level internet marketer to an independent entrepreneur capable of building your own business and taking the online market by storm! I was an RN and had zero online success experience, but with the training that is step by step, and the coaches who answer any question that arises, PLUS all the groups that work as a support network as you learn this new skillset – it was easy for my to just plug into the system that was already generating an income for so many! This has been a life-changer for our family of 8! It has given us back our LIFE and is allowing us to experience all the things that we weren’t able to financially! We are forever grateful that we jumped in with both feet and gave it our all, what you put in you WILL receive back – times 10!! Amazing, just amazing, but you won’t know unless you TRY it, success is just on the other side of your fears! Go FOR IT!!

  5. Michael June 3, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Holy cow this was helpful! Very thorough and realistic. Thanks for the great insight into digital genius lab.

  6. Aubry June 3, 2018 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Very useful review for anyone looking into DGL. Thanks for shedding light on everything it has to offer!

  7. Anne Malone June 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    I’m Anne and at 67 , decided to start my own New Business in Affiliate Marketing. I had the Energy, Determination and Commitment necessary to Learn the Skillset and Started Working it in a couple of weeks. Earning a Good Supplemental Income for Our Retirement was my Goal.
    Just Retired, I needed something to make me get up every day with excitement “what’s happening today”, to get back my happiness, self worth and confidence again.

    I found the Digital Genius Lab fairly quickly as it stood out from all other advertisements on the Internet as they offer a world class Affiliate Marketing Education, complete with all the necessary tools included. You will never feel alone in your business.
    Their coaches makes you feel as if you have started a new business at the top, and have all of these incredible people on call to work with and help you all the time.
    Your Coach, and the group coaches take the time to teach you everything, and when success knocks at the door and comes in, they’re just as excited as you are. Your success is followed by all of those who have helped you.

    This is proof enough that the Digital genius Lab is worth looking into.

  8. Bobbie Gray June 3, 2018 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    By nature I am a very skeptical and leery individual. Joining DGL was a decision of great hesitance. I have been scammed online before and had no idea what I was doing or what to look for in terms of what was truly legitimate and what was not. It took years for my husband and I to finally discover this community and when we did we were VERY impressed with the amount of information and training is given to be a “Genius” at online marketing. Sean, Melissa and Chris have been and always will be true mentors dedicated to see everyone in their organization succeed. They are all so positive and encouraging, no matter what results you are getting. My husband and I were a tad slow to really get going in the business and they have all been so instrumental in our success and growth.
    We are beyond grateful for this community and everything they stand for! We would still be sitting in our house dirt poor had we not come across these amazing people and this community.

  9. Jay n Michele Puco June 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Jay n I joined about a year ago when we were looking for a better way. We saw what others were able to accomplish and knew if they could achieve such success so could we. We are grateful every day that we took this leap of faith! Our lives have been changed in so many ways! We are part of a community that encourages and helps each other grow and succeed. They are more like family than friends, and we couldn’t be any happier we chose this path and now get to Experience Life’s Moments.
    The Sky really is the limit!

  10. Chelsea St.Marie June 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    At first when I came across affiliate marketing, I was so skeptical because I’ve tried so many home based businesses I wasn’t sure if this was going to be the same. I didn’t want to pester my family and friends just trying to sell them. I struggled for 6 years doing that. Then I started DGL and I realized this was so different!! When I started the training it was so simple to follow and implement to my business I couldn’t believe it!

    After doing this for 7 months I was able to leave my full time job and have now built a large team all online using this system! I stay at home with my children and my fiancé and I couldn’t be more grateful I found this!!

    IT WORKS! Buttttttt you have to put in the daily effort! It’s not a get rich quick thing! This is you building multiple streams of income so you can do what you want when you want, earning an income while your sleeping!

    THANKYOU DGL!

  11. Matthew June 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Honestly all the bad press is unwarranted. DGL has given me the opportunity to finally quite my 9-5 job and allowed me to persue passions I had no time for. DGL is not a get rich quick scheme, you are building a business and reap the rewards if you put the effort in. I dove in head first, putting 100% of my time and effort in and boy did it payoff. Overall the community is fantastic and always there to support you the entire way, plus getting personal coaches who have had great success in this business gave me the security I needed if I felt like I was struggling. Today my boyfriend and I are coaches and helping others do what people have done before us, helping others persue their dreams and becoming unchained from a 9-5 desk job!

  12. Ashley June 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    DGL is the perfect program for any one who wants to kick the 9 – 5 grind. This digital lifestyle business has given me more hope in my future than any other corporate job has and I am truly blessed to be apart of it. I don’t intend on leaving these guys.

  13. Brittany Guiles June 3, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Digital Genius Lab was exactly what my husband and I were searching for. We knew that we needed to use the internet but we had absolutely no experience what so ever when it came to the digital world. If it was not for the training, support of the community and ongoing coaching, my husband and I would still be living a life with a hopeless future. Now, because we decided to learn something new, our hope has been restored! It’s everything we could have ever hoped for, even down to being partnered with NeverThirst to end world thirst! My husband and I believe in being a blessing to the world so everything DGL stands for aligns perfectly with who we are and how we live our life! We are beyond grateful and have built some amazing and long lasting friendships within this community. So very grateful that we found DGL and decided to build our Digital Marketing Business!

  14. Lauran Shankle June 3, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I am a stay at home mom!
    Before joining DGL the thought of being a entrepreneur, especially online, NEVER crossed my mind.
    Once I joined and went through the training I learned exactly how to run an automated business online. That says a lot for someone with no former knowledge in the online world.
    3 weeks after I joined and let the mostly automated system take over, I saw results! I got my first client and one week later another one.
    My business has been growing and I owe it all the DGL!

  15. Amy Clair June 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I was looking to replace my corporate job which also meant changing careers. DGL has all of the training, coaching and support I was looking for. Now I’ve taken back control of my life, my work schedule, and have the freedom to spend time on what’s most important to me!

  16. Tyler June 3, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Wow- what a genuine, honest, useful review. I searched many reviews online before joining but did notice that there were a lot of negative ones.. but they all had their OWN product/service plastered throughout- so I knew they must be biased.
    Thank you for doing so much thorough research to provide on this business. I feel all my questions are answered and definitely feel confident moving forward and know that this business and the automation is perfect for me and the lifestyle I want!

  17. Tarna Sadler June 3, 2018 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    This strategy, this approach, this plan . . . right here . . . changed each aspect of my life. Before I followed the system Digital Genius Lab put together I was stuck in my 9 to 5. I thought chasing the next title and promotion in the corporate world was the “only way”. Never in a million years did I expect to be so successful online, nor did I think it would actually allow me to escape the corporate world. These mentors, leaders, and members have supported me in each step of my journey, guided me when I was unsure and motivated me when I met an obstacle. I will be forever grateful to the skill set they taught me. For the first time in my life, I know how to pay myself. Thank you Digital Genius Lab! Sincerely, Tarna – Corporate Escape Artist

  18. Joy June 3, 2018 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    When I started with DGL, I was very skeptical myself. It took me a couple days to see if it was really something I wanted to invest in. When I signed up, I scheduled my coaching call with Sean Malone. I was very nervous and didn’t know what to expect. We went over the business and the products. I knew it was the path I was intended to go down. Sean helped me build my business plan and I started my training. It was the best decision ever. Another thing about this company, is that if you need to put it on the back burner for a bit, you can always come back to it when you’re ready. I actually had to do this when I lost my job and couldn’t run my ads. I kept up on my page and continued my training, I just wasn’t investing. As soon as I had an income coming in, I got right back to my advertising and I feel awesome about my accomplishments. I graduated from the 30 Day Fast Track group and I’m now in the 90 Day Accelerator Group. I’m learning so much and seeing the results of my work is a wonderful feeling. If skeptical or have been burned in the past, come check out DGL. It might be for you or it might not, but there’s only one way to know for sure.

  19. Jordan June 3, 2018 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I really appreciate you looking into this business and leaving a comprehensive review! It has openedmy eyes to the people who slander companies for their own gain. This was a great read and keep up the good work!

  20. Austin & Jessica keller June 4, 2018 at 12:30 am - Reply

    MY wife and I joined DGL a few months ago!
    Best decision that we have made.
    Sean &Melissa Malone, , and Chris The (Idea Guy)
    They Are fantastic friends. They have helped us in so many ways it’s unreal!
    We knew that DGL was not some
    “Get Rich Quick””Gold Pot”

    No!

    We knew that this was the starting point to my wife and I leaving our 9-5 Jobs

    Fallow the training and learn every day

    We have learned so much. I can’t even begin to describe how happy we are that we started here

    We can’t thank you enough Sean & Melissa, Chris.

    Thank you for everything

  21. JayLee & Mike June 4, 2018 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I so loved this review! I think it’s as transparent as it can get. You want to win? You want to make it with your own business? You want a change? It takes hard work! My husband and I are so blessed to have plugged into DGL and created a new lifestyle for ourselves. And now we’re living a life without corporate America! What?! It’s a lot of work but there’s something satisfying about putting in effort and energy into a business that completly benefits my family instead of making someone else rich. Take a step in and see for yourself. Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. But you won’t know if it’s a good fit until you give it a try.

  22. Johanna Lewis June 4, 2018 at 1:03 am - Reply

    I’ve been in the lab for about 5 weeks and I’m absolutely blown away by everything I’be learned and how fast i’ve seen the methods work! If it’s been done once I know it can be done again and from this point it’s all about scaling and keep learning. Finally I’m on a path to where I can manage my own time and spend time doing what I find fulfilling and empowering to live the kind of life I want.
    Everyone is so helpful and kind- I have found an answer to many many years of searching and praying.
    I’m SO grateful for DGL

  23. Jessie Thurlow June 4, 2018 at 2:19 am - Reply

    DGL has been one of the best things to happen to me! I now have a clear vision and plan to have map out my future! It’s more than a business these people have become friends and family! The out poring of positive and constructive feedback and non stop coaching has really changed my perspective on life! My whole world has changed for the better and it’s not because of the financial perks, it’s the relationships I have built and the ability to give back to the world that has really impacted my life! I love my DIGITAL GENIUS FAMILY!

  24. Mike Molettiere June 4, 2018 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Thank you for such a wonderful article! I’m so thankful you enjoyed your time checking out DGL.

  25. Amber June 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s always nice to see a review that doesn’t focus on negativity and just points out facts. 🙂

  26. Megan Abbott June 4, 2018 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this community. I am not one of your “overnight success” stories but I believe in this company and the products. I have grown so much both personally and professionally since I joined. Aside from a new skill set that could literally be applied to selling anything online, I have gained an online family that I am grateful for every day!

  27. Alayna Sowders June 4, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    DGL has been a huge life changer with my husband Kris and I. We’ve been able to learn and grow all in our spare time by building our business online with the help of everyone in the community. We’ve had our struggles of course but the fact that we know we have an amazing team standing next to us guiding us through the steps that are needed makes it feel a lot more homey.

    I never thought we could have this type of guidance, and support, but its definitely there and I have never been more grateful for this community.

  28. Marcia Cave June 4, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Digital Genius Lab is so amazing!!! It hasn’t just brought me a way to earn an income online, but it has also helped me to grow so much. Because of the community here at DGL and all of the mindset training, I have been able to believe in myself and see that I can do anything I want. It has awaken dreams in me that I had killed because I thought they would never be possible. But this business resurrected those dreams and taught me how to dream again because my dreams are possible and they do matter! And so do yours!

  29. Natalie Seibel June 4, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    This is an impressive and thorough review! Great information. I appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that was put into it.

  30. MK Marino June 4, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Reading this made me even more grateful to be part of DGL. Everything here is so well said and even helped me understand my own business better. DGL offers endless amounts of extreme value, in so many different ways. It’s only up from here!!

  31. Skylar Tripp June 4, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    If feel as if “life changing” is cliché but it truly nails the description on the head to a T!
    I’ve embarked upon a self development journey multiple times but kept failing! I’m now able to conquer all of my self development goals and more all due to this online outlet. It’s helping me day in and day out reach my goals and aspirations in life. I’m beyond blessed and excited. I’m so much more happier in life without the need for a drug to substitute or suppress not feeling happy.

  32. Brance K. June 4, 2018 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I have been with DGL for about 3 months now. I spent about 6 months prior to that struggle to make money and understanding online marketing. Since joining DGL I have went through their automated training course and attended multiple different mastermind group on a weekly basis, which are hosted by some of the top earners and leaders in this community. This type of training has been invaluable to my business. The way the platform and comp plan is set up, it encourages a giving and grateful environment. The amount of support that is given by the DGL founders (Sean, Melissa and Chris), the other community leaders and all the DGL members, is second to none. Every person in here truly wants success for all who join weather you are on there team or not. Not only has this given me the skillset to build a business withIin DGL but I am now in discussion with a local small business in my area to manage there social media accounts (separate from DGL) witch can earn me anywhere from 500 to 5,000 a month, per company, depending on there size. I owe all of that to the DGL training program and this community.That’s amazinging because when I started this journey, I had zero expireance with how to make an income online.
    I will end with this. When I 1st came across DGL, I looked at all of the reviews as well. I saw some good and bad ones. But reviews are funny. I have some restaurants and other business I love to go to all time. Other people have written bad reviews about these places but that doesn’t change how I feel about them. When I found out about the 14 money back policy, I joined and took those 14 days, to find out for myself what it was all about. I’m still hear and wouldn’t change a thing. So my suggestion to anyone checking out DGL is, dont let someone else tell you how good or bad it is. Take the 14 days, check out the platform and meet some of the people that gain nothing by you being there. Then you can make your own decision. Take care and thanks for reading
    Brance. K. The Laptop Lifestylist!

  33. Adam & Paige Schofield June 4, 2018 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    My wife and I joined DGL about 18 months ago. We love the support and resources we have gotten. People actually care about our success!

    After about a year of hard consistent work we have been able to move into an RV and we now travel the country full-time working our business. If you have a strong work ethic and you just need direction and training, this platform could be the key to getting online and retiring from your job.

  34. Shayley Hood June 4, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I’m absolutley loving this transparent, honest, and thourough review of DGL and all the amazing opportunities it can provide to those willing to work hard and persue a better future for themselves!

  35. Julie June 4, 2018 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Becoming a digital genius was one of the best decisions I’ve made! I love the community, the mentors and coaches are incredible and I have gained and continue to cultivate new skills and knowledge!!

  36. Anamarie June 4, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this review! So helpful!

  37. Courtney Desormeaux June 5, 2018 at 2:37 am - Reply

    I have been a DGL member for almost 2 months. I was honestly very skeptical, as I had been through many different online ‘gigs’ before that ended up being scammy or just not for me, What I found in this community has been amazing, everyone welcomes you with open arms, nobody is judgmental, and there are no secrets. Would highly recommend.

  38. Danielle Phillips June 5, 2018 at 3:07 am - Reply

    In a short amount of time, DGL has taught me so much about marketing, and personal development. Starting your own business can be intimidating and plain hard. This community of online marketers have laid out such a helpful, positive, and constant learning platform, anybody can learn from.. and I am so grateful to be apart if it. I am so excited for new beginnings, the chance to learn a new skill set and ROCK it, and making my dreams a reality one step at a time. I couldn’t do it without DGL!

  39. Katie wright June 5, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Absolutely amazing business! It has helped me so much. I love having the chance to work with it and every body I have met and get to work with as well! Super effective! Super amazing! Love it ❤️

  40. Alyssa Lawman June 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I am a single mom and was looking for a way to be home with my son instead of paying to send him to daycare everyday so I could go to work..DGL has given me this option and so much more! I love the work I am creating and the guidance I get from this community. Couldn’t have dreamed up a better opportunity and a way to accomplish my goals. So thankful for DGL!!

  41. Erin Revilla June 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Digital Genius Lab has been a blessing to me. I have learned a new skill set that continues to grow each day. The amount of resources and support provided is like none other! Before finding DGL I was unhappy with my financial situation, now I have a plan that will bring me financial wealth for my future and a positive outlook on life in general.

  42. Victor Choy June 9, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    DGL has been 1 of the greatest things I have ever experienced. From the support, layout, the idea, ethics, the systematic system and proven results if you do the work… I have not been let down. I have grown and learnt more about Digital Marketing the last 4 months than I could ever expect. I know I can use these skills in future business en-devours and other opportunities. I will be a member for a while! Thanks, thanks thanks!!!

  43. Mary August 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Wow this is incredibly thorough and well written.

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