Friday, June 2, 2017

MLM and "Financial Guru" Tyson Zahner

Today's blog post is about a particularly degenerate being named Tyson Zahner. He has been around for a few years on YouTube, and has recently resurfaced again. I have written previously about "Financial Gurus" such as, Robert Kiyosaki, Tai Lopez, any of the house flipping people, and many more, and unfortunately there are plenty of these "Gurus" in the MLM industry as well. I had previously encountered Tyson last year, and had a discussion with him about Amway which degenerated into a battle between an unstoppable force and an immovable object. Tyson ran out of programmed rebuttals and performed a disappearing act, similar to any other MLM apologist.

 I have learned that as long as there is an industry where money can be made (whether legitimate or not), then there will be "Experts" to help out because they have hearts of gold and want nothing but success for everyone, or so they claim. These "Experts" very conveniently leave out their financial incentive to be "Teachers". The thing I find most fascinating about these so-called "Experts" or "Financial Gurus" is their lack of accreditation. None of these people have an actual degree, certificate, or any other verification that proves their information is authentic, legitimate, or at least peer-reviewed. There is no governing board that has strict qualifications for becoming an expert in their field of business, and there is no system in place to check their claims. They can espouse whatever they want about finance and business without any actual benchmark or standard.

Tyson Zahner is a particularly potent example of an MLM "Guru", and he utilizes hallmark strategies to deceive people into giving him their hard earned money. Here are some of his strategies:

1.Tyson has lots of YouTube videos! Tyson has been at this for years, and he has actually started paying money to have his videos come up as advertisements. These videos span from promoting his "Teachings" to click-bait inspired titles suggesting he is going to give a hard hitting analysis of an MLM (such as Amway). The end result is always the same, he wants you to watch more of his videos, sign up for his programs, classes, or MLM, and give him your hard earned money. He is running the same illegal tools racket as MLMs, such as Amway, and he has no ability to prove that his content is useful or legal.

2. Tyson uses a lot of edification. He loves to show off his face, and since he is a photography studio owner, he takes a lot of pictures making himself look prominent. He uses the same style of photography as celebrities, and he has also begun dressing in suits, because his old hillbilly look with the frayed hat probably isn't getting a desirable effect.  He also uses the new webinar program, a modern website, and many other edifying images (such as a fancy signature similar to a corporation, a picture of him on stage at a conference). The only way he can make money is by proving he is a legitimate and authentic resource for information. The more he can edify himself, the more likely he can get into other people's wallets.

3. Tyson loves talking about his rags to riches story. A typical trademark of every leader in MLM is a soppy story about their struggle and how they came to find this "business" along with a "multiple six figure income monthly". He is attempting to appear more humanly, yet he is still some random person on a computer screen trying to extract your money. He has never provided income disclosure evidence to support his claims, and he has never shown any documentation to show his wealth was generated from anything other than recruiting rubes and taking photographs in his studio.

Tyson is nearly completely automated. At this point, since I investigated a couple of these things recently, Tyson has spent many hours utilizing technology to put his message out there and to schedule people into his webinars without having to personally come into contact with the "Prospects". He has a ton of automated e-mails that will spam you to death once you sign up, and if it weren't for the fact that he had previously responded to my YouTube comments a year ago, he would be as much a real person as Pinocchio (probably should have the same nose too). Tyson, much like "Team Phoenix", has diligently created an internet personality, and you may never know who the real person is.

Tyson is an expert replicator and chameleon. He has been at this for a few years now, and none of his content, from my observations, has been unique. He has even tried to coin a seldom used phrase, "Attraction Marketing", in recent months because "Network Marketing" has become as ugly a term as "Pyramid Scheme". This is the main reason for the post, because the man is a con-artist AND he is evolving. Most of these people disappear or give up after a decently short period of time, but Tyson refuses to give up and he continues to try and enhance his deceptive strategies. He, much like MLMs, is striving to use new techniques of deception and to stay ahead of the curve before more information gets out there.

I'll leave you with the disclaimer he puts at the bottom of his page, "* Results will vary based on personal capabilities, experience, knowledge, level of desire, work ethic, time invested and an infinite number of variables beyond our knowledge or control.  There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may achieve."

Source: 
https://successwithtyson.com/about-us/

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4 comments:

  1. Well, at least he actually puts the disclaimer at the bottom of the page. Give him credit for that much honesty. Most MLM racketeers do nothing but orate on how rich you are bound to be if you follow their advice.

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      Does it really make it better if he thinks putting that stupid disclaimer at the bottom will help him with the law? We both know he isn't putting that up there because he wants people to make an informed decision after pitching his "Teaching System". Tyson is a true asshole and if he really "sponsored" 1,000 people last year, then he is doing some real damage to a lot of people.

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  2. I'm not defending the guy. He's an MLM creep like all the rest. But by putting that disclaimer down he protects himself not just from the law but from the wrath of idiots who sign up with him. The old principle of "caveat emptor" kicks in.

    Tyson may be an asshole, but so are the people whom he sponsors.

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    1. I agree that he is probably deceiving many other thieves, but I'm sure he is also deceiving many innocent dupes that have no experience with this "field".

      At the end of the day you are absolutely correct about "caveat emptor", but there should definitely be repercussions for the seller as well. If the seller is allowed to continue flogging BS remedies for people's money problems without concern for consequences, then there won't be a major change where it is needed. Relying on the conman's moral compass is about as reliable as a GPS at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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