Inbound Closer is an internet marketing and sales training program that “teaches entrepreneurs the high-demand skill of building a full time income online by closing high ticket deals as a digital marketing consultant and earning $1,000+ daily commission checks in a $129 billion dollar industry.”
Now, before we go any further in my review, I would like to be totally up front here, so…
This Inbound Closer review has been thoroughly researched with information and testimonials that are available online to anyone in the public. Any conclusions drawn by myself are opinions.
Inbound Closer is a sales training course that promises to show you how to earn a 6-figure income by being a “closer”.
In other words, taking sales calls for high-ticket coaching programs.
Honestly, it’s not a bad premise…
If you’re looking to trade in one job for another, with even less security.
Ok, all snark aside, sales isn’t a bad industry. Salespeople are always in demand, and – if everything is aligned – you can earn a good to great income.
Unfortunately, that relies on everything actually working properly. And in 99/100 organizations, that’s just not the case.
The biggest problem with being a “closer” is that – no matter how much money you make – you’re entirely at someone else’s mercy. If it’s not your program or your business, then your income can always be taken away.
The second biggest problem is lead flow/quality. The average no-show rate for most coaching programs is 50-70%. That means if you get 8 calls on your calendar per day, 4-5 of them won’t even show up. In other words, half your day (and half your potential income) is wasted.
The third problem is the actual commission rate. Now, this isn’t actually a problem, except that most of these training programs tell you you can land a $1,000+ commission check every day.
The thing is, the average commission rate for an online coaching program is $500. So, to hit that $1,000 commission, you’d have to close at least two sales a day.
But if 4-5 of your calls no-show every day, that means you have to close 2 out of 3/4 calls. Giving you a 50-75% close rate. And frankly, if you’re that good of a closer, you should have your own training program.
The final problem here is consistency. Sales is and always has been a cyclical industry. You’ll have great months and terrible months. If you can stomach that, great.
But what if, instead, you could have a consistent stream of income with a reliable amount of cash coming in every single month?
What if you could build a passive income stream that’s actually passive?
An income stream that doesn’t require:
An income stream that brings in consistent revenues every single month (from a couple thousand dollars to well over $10,000)?
An income stream you could actually build in your spare time, and grow as large or as small as you want to, without having to spend hours a day chasing prospects and reciting the same sales pitch over and over again?
If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, check out Digital Real Estate.
However, if you’d still like to know more about Inbound Closer, keep reading.
They are brothers who are known for their sales skills. Taylor actually has a program of his own that he’s partnered up with Chris Evans on called Traffic and Funnels.
Although some may argue that it’s a scam and that Payton Welch is a scam artist… we would have to say after taking a deeper look that he’s the real deal.
Same with his brother Taylor, even if he just gave a Payton a rebranded version of his program.
However, Payton Welch has been questioned by some online. Their landing page is full of bold promises that the skeptics don’t like.
Here’s just a couple of bold promises:
Payton Welch, who is a proud alum of the University of Memphis, and his brother, provide your basic online program about making money through the art of sales. In fact, it’s common knowledge in the high ticket industry that sales is a great way to make money.
In the course you have a basic landing page with navigation to get to the different parts of the training videos. This interface is very simple and straight forward. We even had a grandpa of one of our review team members test it out to make sure!
You get access to the daily commission check blueprint. This 2 module library walks you through everything you need to know and act upon to land your first high ticket client in just one week!
Personally, after going through this myself alongside our review team, we found that the training program is sound, but you need to make phone calls all the time every day to line your pockets with daily commission.
You get access to the Inbound Closer Accelerator as well. This is Payton’s 21 day zero to hero inbound closing system.
We have found that this part of the program is extremely helpful because just how much time and effort was put into it. Payton carefully crafted this closing system after nearly 3,200 calls and $40 million closed in business.
Safe to say, we think it’s effective!
You also get access to the inbound closer 7 and 8 figure earners with post call recordings that are broken down so that you can understand, learn, and apply these techniques.
Even though our review team has plenty of knowledge about sales, it’s always nice to see other programs offer people full call recordings.
In fact, people find it easier to get started with a course when they have a complete example of what a sales call looks like. After all, the hardest part to get started that most people agree on, is knowing where to go on a phone call.
If those 3 things weren’t enough for ya, you’ll be happy to find out that you get access to the inbound closer mastermind group.
Our review team had mixed reviews about this. Some said they found the inbound closer mastermind group helpful, while others found it mediocre.
On a positive note however, all of our review team agreed that having access to a network of online entrepreneurs is always helpful!
Last, but certainly not least, you get access to Taylor’s personal network of online entrepreneurs. This is separate from support. This network is where Taylor and other clients post opportunities for you to get in on.
Most require the ability to make good phone calls, but it was a feature of the program that surprised us and honestly, could have even been an upsell…but they give it to you as part of the course.
Another piece of course material is a 6 page pdf that is full of scripts you can follow along on your sales calls. Sticking the script helps as you get your phone skills down!
In fact, that’s the best recommendation we can give about this course…stick to the script.
Payton Welch, who sometimes people misspell as Peyton Welsh when doing some creeping around for inbound closer info, wears many hats. He’s a digital marketer, real estate investor, and overall businessman. His biggest claim to fame besides Inbound Closer is his old course called “Sales Mentor” which also teaches telemarketing.
As you’re doing research on Payton Welch’s course, we’re sure you’re just dying to know if he’s actually making money from the skillset he claims to teach. The truth is that Payton has made more than 3000 calls and has landed him with over $42,000,000 in sales. Notice how we said sales…not profit.
What he does land in profit, he tends to invest in real estate. Hmmmm.
Beyond just Inbound Closer though, he has a position as senior traffic advisor / digital marketing consultant for Traffic and Funnels. That’s the upsell course taught by his brother Taylor Welch and best friend Chris Evan.
As far as being an entrepreneur in the online business space, Payton really seems to be making his stride. Various sources point to his Payton Welch’s net worth being $2 million and growing.
It wasn’t always sun shines and rainbows for him though. In fact, just a few years ago he was just like you. He was working a shitty 9-5 that he hated, and then big brother came to the rescue. And no, we don’t mean the government.
His brother Taylor Welch, you know, the Traffic and Funnels guy, helped him turn his life around!
Sure, you might say to yourself: “Well shoot guys, if anyone in my family was running a million dollar company, I’d be set for life just like Payton was luck to be!”. But you’d be wrong.
Payton Welch started from the bottom of his brothers company and had to work his way up. It was in starting from the bottom where Payton had all this growth. His growth with sales is what led to the creation of Inbound Closer and becoming a stellar telemarketer.
There was no secret to Payton’s success with inbound calls, it just took a crap ton of repetition. That is if you attack something with brute force long enough, eventually you’ll make some head way. That’s what happened. And Taylor Welch began to take notice of his little brothers big numbers. He began having Payton run sales training courses for Traffic and Funnels clients. This was the beginning of the subsidiary of Traffic and Funnels called Sales Mentor.
You’ll know exactly what we’re talking about if you’ve seen the Sales Mentor Youtube Ads. You’ve probably seen a similar script:
“Do you want to earn a living online?”
“Well, the reality is you have two options.”
“First, you could build a business like all these other two-hour webinars are telling you to do, and you can spend the next two years working 70-hour weeks, on top of your 9 to 5, until you get things off the ground. Nothing wrong with that,”
“But I’ll prove to you in a second why you’d actually be taking the long route because there’s another option. And just like the 1,621 people who’ve used that option to replace their 9 to 5 within 21 days, you’ll see, clear as day, how you can get all the good things you want.”
A quick google search will bring to light that the Inbound Closer course and certification actually operates under the Sales Mentor company name. You know, the course Payton Welch promoted way beforehand?
It’s no wonder why people everywhere are asking whether or not these courses are the same. They’re offered for different prices, but from what some people are saying online, the content is pretty similar.
But hey, the guy really isn’t all that bad. He actually offers more than just one free training video on YouTube that focus on his bread and butter, sales and marketing.
There’s no doubt that Payton and Taylor Welch are making big money. You can’t run a massive channel like theirs, spend thousands in paid advertising, and be broke.
A quick look at the Sales Mentor YouTube channel will show that they’ve only got 500 subs…pretty small numbers considering they have one video with north of 3 million views!
Why the crazy difference?
Odds are they use that video as an Ad pitch for the Inbound Closer program and Sales Mentor, talk about great inbound marketing!
It may be hard to believe, but the truth is that some internet marketing gurus and digital course creators can really be raking in the big bucks despite having such a small social following. They often keep a low profile and work when no one else is watching.
But if you just gauge his growth by his social media profiles like Instagram, you’ll notice it seems like he’s becoming someone just like Kevin David (Amazon) and Tai Lopez (self help).
He flashes an extravagant lifestyle to help add as social proof for those wanting to join his courses. And if that’s not the reasoning, it’s not like he hasn’t earned the right for those luxuries right?
There are some pretty strong opinions found on reddit about Inbound closer, however… here is what the people are saying on this thread:
The user dopaminesalesman writes…
Another user by the name Illustrious-Piano115 writes…
While sarcasm is certainly noted in the response…the writers frustration is understandable. They feel as though that the Inbound Closer advertising is misleading.
They feel that they are led to believe all they will need to do is be taking high ticket deals over the phone. Unfortunately, the truth is that they have to prospect to get their first high ticket client.
If they think “inbound closing” is this bad though, they should take a look at the affiliate marketing model! That’s even tougher!
Check out this one exchange on the same thread:
mcfidgi (the OP) replies by saying:
As you can see, Inbound closer definitely has a wide range of opinions swarming around. Some people think it’s the best thing since sliced bread, others think it’s a misleading sales course that turns you into a telemarketer for yourself.
Here’s some in-depth information on their upsell course if you were ever thinking of going beyond the $97 buy in.
Module 0 is essentially just your stereotypically introduction to any other online course like the Inbound Closer program. They go over the basics like some of the main points they want to cover, how to make it all work for you etc. In fact the very first lesson breaks down what you need to keep an eye on during this learning process and they even give you a printable note sheet as you start the full Inbound Closer journey.
After all the formalities, Payton begins talking about how inbound closing is the biggest opportunity in todays marketplace. Then he shows you how this whole certification thing is going to work and what you should focus on next.
Something that they included that is nice to see is their mindset lessons. It’s always important to have a healthy mindset when you are beginning to try something new.
The art of sales is all a mind game, especially when you’re an Inbound Closer. That’s actually what Payton covers in this first module. He thinks it’s the mindset that separates successful closers from unsuccessful ones. So, he shows what the right mindset is and gives you advice on how to stay there.
Next, Payton covers some different theories on life that could totally change your perception as to what’s possible to achieve as an Inbound Closer. Here’s some of what you’ll cover:
And would an online telemarketing course really be legit if it didn’t offer some bonus lessons like these?:
What you’re supposed to get at the end of this first module is that success as a closer all lies within your mind.
If you guessed by the title that it would be more mindset and motivation, you’d be absolutely right! But instead of Payton being on the videos you watch, this time it’s Eli Wilde who’s another one of the Sales mentor’s involved in the course.
Throughout this module he talks about why your confidence is crucial because for a client to hand you over money…they have to feel as though they’re talking to an expert.
After you guys get through that, he talks about sales as leadership and how to take your mindset as a closer to the next level. Eli also provides a unique way for you to look at sales. He says you’re not just another salesperson…you’re their guardian…you’re there to protect them from shady people.
Some more bonus modules you’ll find are:
At this point you FINALLY start getting into closing high ticket deals. Most of this module is taught by Eli Wilde. Be sure to take some notes here for sure, you’ll be glad to revisit them.
He also goes into how to prep for closes. Could you imagine that? Actually doing your due diligence before jumping on the call with someone…To be honest, you’ll be surprised how helpful something as small as this would be. It will really give you a stronger position on the call.
He also shares with you a list of “challenging” questions, that will really help the prospect dig deep and give you valuable information that can connect with them on a deeper level. And this time the bonus clips are from the one and only Taylor Welch!
Module 4 is basically just a continuation of the previous module. Eli, talks more deeply about what you should do before and during the calls, as well as closing confidently.
The truth is that if your prospect feels that you lack confidence or are dancing around certain questions they ask…they’ll be less likely to buy from you.
After that, Eli introduces you to one of their aggressive closing scripts. But note that this should only be used in specific situations.
This is the module that separates rookies from pros. Just like a build off of the last module, Eli runs you through how to handle objections. Handling objections properly allows you to appear confident and as the authority in the market.
By mastering objections the way Eli teaches you, you’ll be much more likely to close a deal than someone who does not know how to handle objections. He shows you some patterns and frameworks you can work with to stay poised and confident while on the phone.
Mastering objections will set you apart from 99% of other closers.
This is just a bonus module that will be unlocked once you go through and complete the first 5 modules. The idea with this module is that it is the icing on the cake that makes you a professional Inbound Closer.
After you pass your certification, you get access to the groups closers and owners network. Here you learn more about why continuous mentoring is important to your growth as an inbound closer. Lastly, they give you some templates to build on for your personal inbound closer bio.
Let’s just go head and give you some realistic expectations about this program and other programs that they try to upsell you on in inbound closer.
While it is true that the high ticket sales is a 129 billion market industry…it is very tough to make your entry as a newcomer.
Unlike the bold promise that Payton makes when you join, it is very difficult to land your first client in 21 days.
It is possible, but it is not common. They tell you that these results aren’t normal but they make sure the 3 week mark is engrained in your mind way before that.
In my opinion that is misleading.
For you to find any sort of success in this thriving 129 billion dollar industry and stuff your pockets full of cash, you have to work hard every day and follow the 6 page pdf to a T.
Most people also don’t understand that with Inbound Closer by itself, you aren’t given a client list to go out and prospect…
You have to come up with your own sales funnel and you have to work hard at it.
This is where the high ticket upsells start to come in…they do offer a list of prospects to at least get you calling faster…but you have to pay for it. More on that later though.
Generally speaking, as an average user of this program, you will find it hard to get the daily commission checks they talk about.
Keep in mind, for that to occur, you would have to make a sale every single day.
That alone is why it isn’t a top recommendation like other programs.
At this point you’re probably just wondering…
Yes, you can make money with Inbound Closer as long as you put in the effort… but like I’ve said before, I personally think there are better ways.
As long as you study and watch all the video’s, you’re bound to make some money. It just won’t be right away as you have to get good at the actual inbound closing part.
If you were to google other Inbound Closer reviews online, you will find that they are certainly mixed…makes me wonder which reviews are real and which ones aren’t.
I will say this though, every member of our team agrees that inbound closing is much easier than cold call closing.
So, is Inbound Closer a scam?
Not technically. You can make money with this program, and if you want to take the first step into the world of online business/marketing, this isn’t a bad way to go.
But at the same time, sales is a job, not a business. You’re not going to reach time freedom or financial freedom if you’re always trading your time for money.
Remember, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending most of your day on the phone.
However, since you’re looking at a 50% no-show rate, you’ll also have a lot of dead time. And that’s time you can use to build a more reliable, more passive income stream.
What if you could use a couple hours a day of free time and your reward was a $500 to $2,000 payment that came in every single month?
What if you could get started today and have your first payment in a week?
And what if you could double it next week?
Well, that’s the power of Digital Real Estate.
Your laptop and an internet connection is all you need.
Some of the most successful students in this program run their entire 6-figure businesses from:
They’re able to travel around, living their lives first, and focusing on their income second.
Because even if they stop working for an extended period of time, the money keeps coming in.
So adventure, memories, and experience are the top priority.
And they never have to worry about how to pay for the next trip, or consider asking for time off.
If this sounds more like the type of life you want to lead, just click here to find out more about Digital Real Estate.
This is where there’s some relief.
Inbound Closer only cost a one time fee of $97, we’ve seen many a program that charges monthly subscriptions…not so for Inbound Closer, one time only!
Despite the thriving 129 billion dollar market, they are able to provide you with solid high level information for about $100.
Most people will find that they can afford that, and worst case scenario you don’t like it and ask for your money back guarantee…which is a no questions asked policy by the way.
Our review team has come to the conclusion that the program does offer very valuable information, but seems to be a high level affiliate marketing play with all the upsells for Traffic and Funnels and other affiliate marketing courses throughout.
Traffic and Funnels is a decent course in its own right…but appears way to much for our liking and screams upsell, it popped up like an ad everywhere!
It also takes a lot of skill to hit the numbers of business they do.
For what we’re about to talk about though, you really don’t need any skills on the phone. In fact you can communicate all through email if you wanted to!
The ScamRisk team has spent months researching, reviewing, and vetting dozens of business models and thousands of programs.
While there may be no “perfect business”, the research IS conclusive:
Whether you’ve never made a dollar online, or you’ve been in this space for a while but never really “made it,” Digital Real Estate is for you.
1) It’s Flexible: got an hour a day? You can do this. Ready to drop everything else and dive in full time? You can do this. Yes, the more time you put in, the faster you see results. But even with a little time each day, you can move the needle in a Digital Real Estate business.
And because this system is so flexible, you don’t have to constantly be working to make more money. It’s called PASSIVE INCOME because if you stop working, the money doesn’t.
Imagine taking 3 months off to just tour around Europe, rent a cabin in the woods to write a book, hike the Appalachian Trail, or live on the beach and surf all day.
This is only possible if you have an income stream that’s not tied to your time.
2) You Own & Control EVERYTHING: As a commission salesperson, you don’t own anything. You have no control over lead quality, commission rates, or even your time.
With Digital Real Estate, you own the assets, which means you have all the power and all the control.
3) Little To No Startup Costs: It’s possible to get into Digital Real Estate with zero dollars upfront. Because, using the strategies outlined in this program, you can get a client to pay you BEFORE spending a penny out of your own pocket…even before you do any work.
Even without getting paid in advance, you can have your first Digital Rental Property up, running, and generating profits for less than $100.
4) Easy To Duplicate: Ok, here’s the best part: once you have your first Digital Rental Property up and running, you can literally DOUBLE your income with a few clicks, a couple keystrokes, and a single phone call (and you don’t actually need the phone call).
Remember: each Digital Rental Property is worth $500 to $2,000 a month in semi-passive income (over 95% profit). Every time you decide to create another one and increase your income, it gets easier.
Because you have more knowledge, more experience, more results, and more momentum.
If you wanted to double your income as a salesperson, you’d have to double the number of calls you take OR double your close rate. And, guaranteed that’s a lot harder than a few clicks and a few minutes of your life.
5) Make Money Helping Real People: This part is what makes it all worth it. As a salesperson, your boss might convince you that what you’re selling improves people’s lives, but in reality, you have no control over what happens once they fork over the money.
But with Digital Real Estate, you’re actually helping people by solving your clients’ biggest problem:
Small, local businesses need more customers, and with Digital Real Estate, you are unleashing a flood of happy, paying customers for these businesses.
You make money by helping them make money.
Not a big, faceless corporation either…a small business owner who’s using that money to put food on the table for their family, start a college fund for their kids, or take care of a sick parent.
Once you see how Digital Real Estate makes a real impact in the lives of real people, you’ll sleep like a baby with a big smile on your face.
Now, the choice is yours. You could continue browsing, looking at opportunities like Inbound Closer which could one day make you money.
You could continue researching, never making a decision.
OR, you could take a look inside, consider what you really want, and join a program that makes your dreams a reality. At the same time, joining a community of over 2,000 successful students that are living life on their own terms thanks to Digital Real Estate.
A consistent, reliable, semi-passive stream of income that doesn’t depend on you or your time to keep producing profits.
All while genuinely helping real people who are grateful and happy to pay for it.
If this sounds more like what you want out of life (or if you just want some nice side income), click here to learn more about Digital Real Estate.
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